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Post by apropos of nothing » Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:08 am

CurtZHP wrote:I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce the acronym for this one switch on my preamp.

For now, I've been calling it "the Oh-En-Oh-Eff-Eff switch."
Its pronounced "don't touch that!"

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Post by ashcat_lt » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:02 pm

RoyMatthews wrote:I go with two syllables "SPiD-IF". I refuse to recognize the backslash.
That's a forward slash, dude. I actually had to correct the singer at a concert the other night when he said to go to their website at [something.com] "backslash" [whatever]

backslashes are used for DOS (rhymes with boss), but don't work for TCP/IP (pronounced Tee See Pee I Pee)

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Post by JGriffin » Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:59 pm

slash: /

backslash: \



slash: Image

backslash: Image
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Post by bplr » Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:24 pm

ashcat_lt wrote:TCP/IP (pronounced Tee See Pee I Pee)
Sorry dude. Everyone knows that one's pronounced "Tihkpip".

Now that everyone is on a D'AWW, and acronyms are out of control, we have a new problem. People are making up there own acronyms and not getting them passed by the ASS (Acronym Specialists Society)(pronounced "ass"). ADC, I thought, was Audio to Digital Conversion. Somebody started people saying ADC was Automatic Delay Compensation. Then someone said the new ADC should actually be PDC for Plugin Delay Compensation, which seems like it would pass an ASS inspection to me.

The most important rule in the ASS guidelines is that you can't hi-jack an existing acronym in the same field of interest.

Whatever your complaint about acronyms, just be glad you don't work with the guy that came up with this one (straight out of wikipedia, so it must be true):

"The world's longest initialism, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT. The 56-letter initialism (in Cyrillic) is from the Concise Dictionary of Soviet Terminology and means "The laboratory for shuttering, reinforcement, concrete and ferroconcrete operations for composite-monolithic and monolithic constructions of the Department of the Technology of Building-assembly operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for building mechanization and technical aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.""
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Post by Spark » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:29 pm

bplr wrote:
ashcat_lt wrote:TCP/IP (pronounced Tee See Pee I Pee)
ADC, I thought, was Audio to Digital Conversion. Somebody started people saying ADC was Automatic Delay Compensation. Then someone said the new ADC should actually be PDC for Plugin Delay Compensation, which seems like it would pass an ASS inspection to me.
I thought ADC was Analog Digital Conversion? Either someone at ASS is full of shit, or Ive been the butt of a joke. :wink:

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Post by bplr » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:55 pm

The Spark wrote:
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ashcat_lt wrote:TCP/IP (pronounced Tee See Pee I Pee)
ADC, I thought, was Audio to Digital Conversion. Somebody started people saying ADC was Automatic Delay Compensation. Then someone said the new ADC should actually be PDC for Plugin Delay Compensation, which seems like it would pass an ASS inspection to me.
I thought ADC was Analog Digital Conversion? Either someone at ASS is full of shit, or Ive been the butt of a joke. :wink:
oh geez. so that's what he meant by, "Boy, I don't pay you to think!"

yes, i mean Analog to Digital Conversion.
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Post by CurtZHP » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:18 am

bplr wrote: "The world's longest initialism, according to the Guinness Book of World Records is NIIOMTPLABOPARMBETZHELBETRABSBOMONIMONKONOTDTEKHSTROMONT. The 56-letter initialism (in Cyrillic) is from the Concise Dictionary of Soviet Terminology and means "The laboratory for shuttering, reinforcement, concrete and ferroconcrete operations for composite-monolithic and monolithic constructions of the Department of the Technology of Building-assembly operations of the Scientific Research Institute of the Organization for building mechanization and technical aid of the Academy of Building and Architecture of the USSR.""

Leave it to a socialist to come up with something like that!
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Post by Professor T » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:27 am

what does DI stand for anyways?

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Post by mjau » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:37 am

Professor T wrote:what does DI stand for anyways?
I've seen/heard "Direct Inject" and "Direct Input".

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Post by sonikbliss » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:37 am

Professor T wrote:what does DI stand for anyways?
Direct Input or Direct Injection

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Post by Spark » Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:44 am

bplr wrote:
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bplr wrote:
ashcat_lt wrote:TCP/IP (pronounced Tee See Pee I Pee)
ADC, I thought, was Audio to Digital Conversion. Somebody started people saying ADC was Automatic Delay Compensation. Then someone said the new ADC should actually be PDC for Plugin Delay Compensation, which seems like it would pass an ASS inspection to me.
I thought ADC was Analog Digital Conversion? Either someone at ASS is full of shit, or Ive been the butt of a joke. :wink:
oh geez. so that's what he meant by, "Boy, I don't pay you to think!"

yes, i mean Analog to Digital Conversion.
I wouldnt sweat it. I just didnt want ASS to be pooping on the people since we all know that ASS can be full of hot wind.

(ok, im officialy going to move my mind out of grade 5 now!)

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Post by vvv » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:03 pm

FUBAR, it's all FUBAR.
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Post by qball » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:40 pm

I'm so tired of acronyms. I work at GE and nearly 90% of all sentences are a string of acronyms. They even have a booklet of their acronyms! It's all alphabet soup to me.
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Post by Knights Who Say Neve » Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:50 pm

AES/EBU- AeSeBu. Clearly a Japanese word, meaning "Pay extra, it's Professional".
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Post by kdarr » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:06 am

Let's not forget the all-time favorite TOMB (oop, there's another one) acronyms:

UTFSF

and

RTFM

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