April 5th, 2002, 01:34 AM
What do all the acronyms stand for? - Tutorial by uraloony
Hey all, this is going to be a very basic tutorial aimed to newbies.
What do they all stand for? - Tutorial by uraloony
Part I - What do all the Internet acronyms on the internet stand for?
Here are a few of the basic ones...
Http - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
http is the most common prefix for regular websites. (i.e. http://www.antionline.com)
Ftp - File Transfer Protocol
Ftp is a common way of transferring files across the internet. To the normal user using a direct Ftp, one cannot distinuish between a http download and a ftp download. Ftp servers use a way of arranging the files in folders, just like your hard drive is organized.
Https hyper text transfer protocol (secure?)
https is basically an encrypted version of http. It is used by servers to secure things such as credit card orders so they cannot be intercepted and stolen.
url Uniform Resource Locator
The location or locator of a website.
Part II - What do all those Internet Acronyms stand for?
.html hypertext markup language
.html is an extension you will commonly see on websites as you are surfing around.
Php is a widely used scripting language that is used to create interactive document, often on the Internet.
Part III - What do all those picture formats stand for?
Bitmap images are uncompressed images.
.jpg or .jpeg joint photographs expert group
Jpegs are standard compressed format images used on the internet.
.gif graphics interchange format
Another widely used compressed image format.
Well thats all for now... If there is enough interest, I will post another tutorial on computer acronyms. Hope ya enjoyed this one!!
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April 5th, 2002, 02:55 AM
According to www.php.net, PHP stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor"
April 5th, 2002, 03:23 AM
hahha just like GNU = GNU is Not Unix
April 5th, 2002, 04:15 AM
TLA = Three Letter Acronym
You know that things are bad when they have an acrynom for acronyms .
OpenBSD - The proactively secure operating system.
April 8th, 2002, 07:38 PM
pgp : pretty good privacy
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April 8th, 2002, 07:43 PM
TWAIN : Technology Without An Interresting Name
or is that a backronym ??
ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.
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April 8th, 2002, 07:54 PM
This could be one hell of a list. You could post just about every single unix command because they are almost all acronyms. pine, elm, cd, ls, etc etc etc.
Let alone all the other picture formats....png, tiff, etc etc.
and file extensions like .asp.
Actually, now that I think about it, elm isn't technically an acronym, because I think it stood for ELectronic Mail...but the rest are.
btw: PINE = Program for Internet News & Email...not Pine Is Not Elm like most people claim.
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April 8th, 2002, 08:01 PM
MIPS- Mostly Inconsequential Processor Speed
MACINTOSH-Most Applications Crash, If Not Then Operating System Hangs.
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April 8th, 2002, 08:26 PM
Here is a pretty good page for all. I bookmarked it, and it comes in handy when looking up a file extension. http://extsearch.com/
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April 8th, 2002, 09:13 PM
RTFM - Read The *****ing Manual
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
DoD - Department of Defense (USA).
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer
ISA - Industry Standard Architecture
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