Unfortunate Abbreviations...

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Cleverboy, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

    Cleverboy

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    #1
    I don't know why, but I just thought this was funny. :D

    ~ CB
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2005
    Location:
    Bookshop!
  3. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

    allan.nyholm

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Location:
    Denmark
    #3
    Really amusing :) I had a bookmark in my Bookmarks Menu from some iPod restoration site on how to back up ones iPod music back to the computer. It said "Guide on ..ing up your iPod music" Something along those lines. I have since renamed it to "back up iPod music" :p
     
  4. SXR macrumors 6502a

    SXR

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Location:
    Netherlands
    #4
    Very amusing indeed. :)
     
  5. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Location:
    North Carolina
  6. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #6
    Powers rendering in OSX, in Safari, Widgets, Shiira etc.

    You can download later builds of Webkit than the ones Apple provides
     
  7. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #7
    The advantage of doing so being what?
     
  8. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Location:
    The Rainbow Nation RSA
    #8
    the safari icon with gold trim of course.
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #9
    Speed of rendering mainly, partly stability :)
     
  10. Cleverboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Cleverboy

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    #10
    Webkit is the underlying open source framework that Safari is built on. It's comprised of two components, WebCore and JavaScriptCore. WebCore in the HTML layout & rendering engine and JavaScriptCore in the engine that compiles and executes Javascript. By downloading the nightly builds of webkit, you can test the very latest improvements to these systems, as well as take advantage of other things being added to the WebKit package prior to a full "release" of a new version of Safari. Two "cool" things released in the last several months.
    Builds each night aren't necessarily stable.

    ~ CB
     
  11. iToaster macrumors 68000

    iToaster

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    #11
    That reminds me of when my friend was wearing a jacket and one of those "Polo Assn." T-shirts, and come photo time, his jacket covered up that "n", hilarity ensued.
     
  12. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #12
    Thanks for the replies, psychofreak and Cleverboy...and I guess yours, too, Jasonbot. (;
     
  13. mbopy22 macrumors 6502

    mbopy22

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    #13
    Can you share that tool?

    tHANKS;)
     
  14. SkyBell macrumors 604

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #14
    On our computers at school, we have a program at school for designing pourposes, and when you right click, it brings up a list of acronyms, one of them being ASS (Can't remember what it stands for at the moment, though...)
     
  15. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Location:
    Meat Space
    #15
    There's a class I teach called "Music Analysis and Theory." Since we are a school of music, the university computer drops the first word and abbreviates what it can. The end result is "Anal Theory," something I have to deal with for the rest of the semester.
     
  16. Cleverboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Cleverboy

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    #16
    Now that's just CRUEL! :)

    ~ CB
     
  17. Loge macrumors 68020

    Loge

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2004
    Location:
    England
    #17
    Company I used to work for had a Graduate IT Training Scheme. Those on it were referred to as GITTS.
     
  18. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #18
    I work at my university's IT department, so I've seen complaints from students regarding this a few times....user IDs for students are generated by taking their initials, then adding 3 random alphanumeric characters. Obviously, bad things can happen. So if your full name is something like Frank Ulysses Carson, or Steven Harry Irving, you can imagine what your user ID might end up being ;)

    Of course, if your parents named you Andrew Scott Sanders, then it's not our problem :D
     
  19. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #19
    Senuti lets you do it :)
     
  20. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

    psycoswimmer

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    #20
    Angle-Side-Side.

    I mean, SSA. :D
     
  21. jeff3221 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    #21
    sorry but Angle side side is not a way to prove congruence... lol
     
  22. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

    Macaddicttt

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #22
    For quite some time the Georgetown University Nursing School was known as GUNS. Today, the Emergency Response Medical Service is still known as GERMS.
     
  23. Kashchei macrumors 65816

    Kashchei

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2002
    Location:
    Meat Space
    #23
    I worked at a university west of the Mississippi, the University of North Texas (UNT). The university radio station had to change their call letters for obvious reasons . . .
     
  24. Cleverboy thread starter macrumors 65816

    Cleverboy

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Location:
    Pocket Universe, nth Dimensional Complex Manifold
    #24
    Wow... learn something new everyday. :) God forbid the radio station was the University of Northern Toronto.

    ~ CB
     
  25. EMU1337 macrumors member

    EMU1337

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    #25
    A college class I took was called Calculus and Analytical Geometry........or Calc and Anal Geo on my transcript.
     

Share This Page