Compilation of Abbreviations
I just found out about the "Abbreviations game" at "The Cafe" - the thread is closed, but I thought it would be nice if someone could compile all of the abbreviations in one, big file.
So here I start: I just copy/paste from the "Abbreviations game" thread for the time being, maybe I'll sort everything by alphabetical order. Whaddayathink?
List of abbreviations:
SATA - Serial advanced technology attachment
PATA - Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment.
DSL (The OS and not Internet) - D*** Small Linux.
IDE (cable) - integrated drive electronics
IANA - Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.
Modem. (It's not exactly an acronym, but it is short for something else) - Modulator-demodulator
DVD±RW - Digital Video Disc, ReWritable.
HDMI - High Definition Multimedia Interface
PTSD - That's a disease. But what does Posttramatic Stress Disorder have to do with computers? Wait, maybe you work in tech support...
PCMCIA - Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
BING - many possibilities, one of them being "Bing Is Not Google"
Mobo - Motherboard
PEBKAC - I think a problem exists between my keyboard and chair.* (*pun intended)
BBC - British Broadcasting Corporation
MULTICS - Multiplexed Information and Computing Service
POSIX - Portable Operating System Interface for UniX.
UNIX - Uniplexed Information and Computing System
TWAIN - Technology Without an Interesting Name
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol.
MMORPG (I pronounce it as "momorpeg") - Massive(ly) Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game
RTFM - Read The F**king Manual !
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get
CP/M - Control Program for Microcomputers
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
sudo - switchuser do
HURD - Herd of unicorn-replacing donkeys
HURD - Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons
HIRD - Hurd of Interfaces Represonting Depth. It is mutually recursive acronym
PROSTALAC - Prosthesis Antibiotic-Loaded Acrylic Cement
PowerPC - Performance Optimization With Enhanced RISC – Performance Computing
MAD - Mutually Assured Destruction
CentOS - Community Enterprise Operating System
LMGTFY - Let Me Google That For You
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That's all for now, folks!
Last edited by cariboo; June 24th, 2013 at 12:58 AM.
Reason: Normalize font to comply with forum C of C
Re: Compilation of Abbreviations
Not a support request; moved to Cafe.