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alloydog
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:07 am    Post subject: Dubious anacronyms... Reply with quote

From another posting:
"SANE (Scanner access now easy - Dodgy Acronyms R Us)"

I like TWAIN (for printers & colour management)
- Technology Without An Interesting Name.

Not including the usual suspects, like recursive anacronyms, such as GNU (Gnu is Not Unix), WINE (Wine Is Not an Emulator) and so on, what other anacronyms are there which lead you to wonder if the person who thought it up had maybe sniffed a bit ot much printer toner...?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:35 am    Post subject: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

GNU Hurd:

"HURD" is an indirectly recursive acronym, standing for "HIRD of Unix-Replacing Daemons", where "HIRD" stands for "HURD of Interfaces Representing Depth".

Maybe if they spent their time coding rather than thinking up bizarre names, they'd have a working kernel now.

Ooh, harsh! Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:13 am    Post subject: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

PCMCIA - People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2005 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
PCMCIA - People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms Smile


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:25 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

Mr Saunders ... (grin) typical, ... you could be right too. Well ... ok, hehe, of course Mr RS is insane. It was probably just a doodle though.

Alloydog ... have you given the metholchloride a sniff yet (sic) bad !


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

One place I worked many years ago had a computer that was a clone of a Data General Nova (told you it was a long time ago !). I forget what the official name was, but it was always known as a RON (for Rip-Off Nova)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:17 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

TINA = This Is Not an Acronym.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

TINA is what we codenamed the development version of this site, although we called it:

Tina Is Not an Acronym

for the full recursive effect
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:32 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

It must depend on whether you prefer logical paradoxes or mere recursion.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

Just thought of an old one - there was a lot of discussion about what the NT stood for in Windows NT, and the most plausible reason was that it was trying to be one better than VMS (another OS). They just incremented all the letters by one: VMS -> WNT. Not really an acronym as such, but vaguely on topic...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:34 pm    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

I used to ework for an electronices company, years ago, and they codenamed the accessories for their audio spectrum analysers LGB 1, LGB2, etc.
They were encased in grey RS boxes....Little Grey Box sad, really.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:43 am    Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Dubios anacronyms... Reply with quote

Handy way to remember pass-words though (grin).



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