acronyms drive me crazy...especially on computers

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    i learned here that lol and lmao are similar acromyms people use in chat rooms and email conversations...but rarely in real conversation

    i know that MCSE is a microsoft certified systems enigneer which really means microsoft certified professional - systems engineer (that's what the diploma says), which really means that you are, at least on paper, better than a regular systems engineer/network engineer and qualified minimally at best, to be a systems administrator, or what we now call a network administrator or GOD...often that person is also the CIO and in a small company, but also the CFO, COO, CEO, and owner of the joint...but in a large company with a huge high tech budget, it helps if the CIO is a CPA or MBA, who then will likely know nothing about MCSEs

    but what is an MCNE?

    what is a CISSP?

    what is a Compaq ASE?

    and what is APP enrollement kit?

    i am sure y'all can come up with others
     
  2. Taft macrumors 65816

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    I used to be really down on acronyms, but then I started text messaging.

    LOL, IMO, 4, 2, l8er, U, C, B, l8...there's like a hundred of them out there. And they are all surprisingly useful when you have to type on phone keys. Prevents the carpel tunnel from taking hold.

    BTW, F U! I like acronyms now! :)

    Taft
     
  3. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Here's a great site wth definitions for nearly every computer acronym you can think of.

    http://www.acronyms.ch/welcome.asp?id=1

    MCNE = Master Certified Novell Engineer

    CISSP = Certified Information Systems Security Professional

    Compaq ASE = Adaptive Server Enterprise or Active Storage Element

    APP = ?
     
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    i was about to say, i couldn't believe someone here didn't know that one :p.

    the "acronyms" that really bother me online are more like "r u ok?" and so on.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    there's an internet acronym thing for X11 somewhere...
    anyway IMHO (in my humble/honest opinion) i love ADC...it could mean two things that are totally different...apple developer connection or apple display connector...
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    overloaded operators, what? :D
     
  8. janey macrumors 603

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    sorry :D
    ADC is my favorite acronym because it could stand for two different things.

    and there's an internet acronym thing for x11 somewhere, use finkcommander to find it
     
  9. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -jef

    I agree. We have to keep it on the QT, otherwise MS might FUD and EEE the idea away and put it into XP. Then we'd be stuck with IE reading how APPL lost another bit of IP and couldn't use the DMCA to get it back.

    Then we'd be stuck with slow MoBo's producing less MIPS, FLOPs, and Mhz in our CPU's, GPU's and FPU's for OS X regardless of the goodness of the OSS parts.

    At least we would have to worry about resetting out PMU's.

    :D

    Why is "abbreviation" such a long word?
     
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    APP= Apple Product Professional
     
  12. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    wouldn't it make sense to have applecare protection plan be ACPP and apple product professional to be APP?

    just MHO
     
  13. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Hey I am in the National Guard along with my civilian teaching job and you have not seen acromyms until you deal with the military, heck I am always looking up things, actually the US govt in general loves acromyms...
     
  14. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i prefer to make all of my acronyms pallindroms jsut for fun. Althought i do not have one off the top of my head when i get one i will post it .

    "Able was I Ere I saw Elba " Napoleon Bonaparte
     
  15. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    ahhhh haha, Americans and their TLA's :D

    (that's Three Letter Acronyms in case you were wondering) ;)
     
  16. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    thanks for the advance warning... i almost joined the navy reserve as a Lt jg, direct commission, but i opted for a GS equivalent at DMDC at DoD West, but being in optrans, there were almost no acronyms except when i had to deal with DFAS

    plus, i get seasick and didn't believe the recruiter's promises that i would always be on shore:p
     
  17. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    My whole programming career has been acronyms.

    RPG, COBOL, SQL, DL/I, PL/I, SNA, OSI, FORTRAN, BASIC, INTRA, SEU, SDA.

    After working with IBM technology, I could go on a very, very long time.
     

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