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Thread: Favorite Quickies and Acronyms

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    Lightbulb Favorite Quickies and Acronyms

    Ok, there are a ton of these, and they've been shared between geeks since before it was called 'the Internet' in Vice-President Gore's feeble imagination. But I'd like to get a comprehensive list of them, so let's start here!

    PEBKAC: (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair)

    I D 10 T: (This is a spoken joke. You say "eye dee ten tee", but when you write it out "ID10T" it obviously becomes 'idiot'.)

    STFW: Search The F$cking Web

    RTFM: Read The F$cking Manual (Man page, for us UNIX purists)
    "Data is not necessarily information. Information does not necessarily lead to knowledge. And knowledge is not always sufficient to discover truth and breed wisdom." --Spaf
    Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made president should on no account be allowed to do the job. --Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
    "...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right." - Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    WhATS - CoOKING.

    My personal one

    Wh ere's All That Smoke Coming............. OK I Need to GO
    so now I'm in my SIXTIES FFS
    WTAF, how did that happen, so no more alterations to the sig, it will remain as is now

    Beware of Geeks bearing GIF's
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    SNAFU- Situation normal, all ****ed up

    ex. Uh oh, we have a little bit of a Snafu here at the helpdesk.

    WAF- What a fag
    YAF- You're a fag

    This circulates quite frequently in e-mails amongst friends and collegues (a couple of them truley fit the description, so dont get all worked up )

    SUBNET errors

    Stupid users breaking networking, erasing things

    Came up with this one in response to this lady who kept on erasing AOL from her computer, then wondered why she couldnt "click that little connect thing like I do at the office". It happened a good 3 times before it sunk in. This was back in HS though.

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    I've always loved TWAIN (technology without an intresting name)


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    I've alwaysed loved when windows 2000 boots and it tells me it's been built on NT Technology.
    So it was built on new technology technology way to go M$

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    IITYWIMWYBMAD - If I Tell You What It Means Will You Buy Me A Drink? Idealy, you have this on a shirt, then walk into a bar and wait for someone to ask you what it means.

    - Xierox
    "Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own."

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