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Computer Lingo post #1  quote:



We've got:

LOL
Laughing Out Loud
LMAO
Laughing My Ass Off
ROFL
Rolling On Floor Laughing
STHU
Shut The Hell Up
etc, etc.

What does *smh* mean?
And does woot = what?


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smh........ no clue


w00t basically means the same thing as "woohoo" or "yay"


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post #3  quote:

You also have:

DWI --> Driving While Intoxicated

DWB --> Driving While Black

WTF --> What the Fock

Noob --> Newby


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*smh*, just like that?

Well, since often when I see something inside two *'s, it means that whatever is inside is what's being emoted, I'd guess that *smh* = Shakes My Head ?


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post #5  quote:

woot = yay. I use it sarcastically. Came from D&D (dungeons and dragons) from the combo, "wow, loot"

smh = shaking my head

There's also owned, pwned, ownage, etc. Used when you completely dominate something. If someone hacked inr, then inreview would = pwned. And if you did that, then you'd be a l33t h4xor (elite haxor -hacker)

I could go on, but what's the point?


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DWB -> Lame

AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIC - As Far As I'm Concerned
AFK - Away From Keyboard (away msg)
FWIW - For What It's Worth
HTH - Hope This Helps
WTH - What the Heck/Hell
IIRC - If I Recall Corectly


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And anyone foreign to IRC (Internet Relay Chat - a server-based chat program that preceded P2P programs like AIM & ICQ which is still actively used today) you might see someone do something like this from time to time:

/me hides

In IRC that command would display an action message preceded by your nickname so the other user would have seen "Sean Kelly hides". Only true IRC addicts or recovering/former addicts will carry this type of notation over to other types of messaging.

And for those of you who don't and will never have anything to do with coding, sometimes you may see geeks write somethnig liek this:

s/somethnig liek/something like/

which is a regular expression (coder jargon) that tells the program to go back and substitute the type-os with the corrected versions.



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post #8  quote:

ah yes, I remember using IRC back in the day to get free music

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I still use it for downloading. It's faster than bittorrent, because you don't need to upload, better than p2p in general, really. The only down side is you have to wait in cues.

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plus it can be kind of a pain in the arse to find songs though

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there're search engines around the net... basically you just type in what you're looking for and it'll find some bots that are sharing it. Generally you'll have to download a whole album, though, rather than an individual song, unless you search fservers... but they generally suck now (about a year ago they had an awesome amount of content)

here's some lingo (to keep ontopic...) :
MSG - message

Yeah... I know...


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post #12  quote:

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Spaliznad said this in post #5 :
There's also owned, pwned, ownage, etc. Used when you completely dominate something. If someone hacked inr, then inreview would = pwned.


I had someone say "I'm gonna poon some newbs" the other day andI had no idea. I under stand newbs, coz I am a newb at Counter Strike, but pooned? I had no idea. Must be pwned! Cool. Thanks Spaz.

And *smh* = shaking my head! So simple, so easy, how did I not guess.

Thanks guys!!


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Well there are a lot of ways of spelling noob, newb, nub, boon, etc. It's mainly to get around the servers. They block certain words out so if you change the spelling around then it will pass through the filter. Thats also why owned can be pwned. If you didn't notice the p key is next to the o key.

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Something that I use and is the oldest listing of computer terms is Babel and you can find it here.

http://www.geocities.com/ikind_babel/babel/babel.html


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post #15  quote:

WYSIWYG

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post #16  quote:

Thanks Ron! That's awesome!

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post #17  quote:

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WYSIWYG


That is a very common (and very old) term in Computer Science, even though I do not expect the current generation of non-CS chat-savvy yuppies to know it.

M.


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TRIAMWAM

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post #19  quote:

Sorry choda, 'There Really Is A Matrix Within A Matrix' is not a chat acronym.

Good try though.

M.


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post #20  quote:

owned turned into pwned when a warcraft multiplayer map accidently output 'pwned' on victory instead of owned.

noob
newby
nooby
n00b
boon
stfunoob
sftunoob
stoofoonoob

it's all there.

multiplayer gaming is a thing of beauty.


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post #21  quote:

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That is a very common (and very old) term in Computer Science, even though I do not expect the current generation of non-CS chat-savvy yuppies to know it.


I remember when I first heard it.. doesn't seem THAT long ago. You tryin to make me feel old or sumpthin?

-Sk


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I remember when I first heard it.. doesn't seem THAT long ago. You tryin to make me feel old or sumpthin?

-Sk


Well, my Professors heard it from their Professors, so yeah, I suppose it is old.

And yeah, you are old too.

M.


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WYSIWYG


"what you see is what you get"

i first heard that when i first started learning how to create am internet site ... i prefer to use the script, because programs that use WYSIWYG add a load of un needed code.


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Re: Computer Lingo post #24  quote:

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And does woot = what?


According to the Microsoft Parent's Primer to Internet Slang:

"w00t" or the smiley character \o/: A common interjection, analogous to "woohoo!"


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post #25  quote:

\0/

Why does that look funny to me?


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Coz you're a dirty little boy.

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