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General Acronym Confusion

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fordsam3, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. fordsam3

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    Hello. I am pretty new to android and smart phones in general. I found this site a few days ago and have been trying to read as much as I can. The information on here has been very helpful, but I am having trouble with a few of the acronyms that people are using. I have tried to search, but it won't work when I am just typing in 3 letters. A couple that I am having problems with are:
    ATK
    ATM (not a cash machine I am assuming)
    OCD (I assume it is obsessive compulsive disorder but want to be sure)
    OTA (I think this means over the air but want to be sure)
    OTD (If the previous one is over the air then is this over the desktop?)
    VNC

    Also, I have been reading some stuff about root and while I still don't really understand it I am wondering if there will be some kind of guide when we get it.

    Thank you in advance for all your help.
     

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  2. rotflmao!!
     
  3. Podivin

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    Yeah OK, I'm getting a good chuckle out of OTD 'over the desktop', now there's a visual... (sorry OTD). ;)
    And apologies FordSam3 for the laugh at your expense. OTD is OfTheDamned, a regular poster here (the hot chick with the fangs...). (OK, still giggling...).

    ATK is Advanced Task Killer, an app in the market place.
    ATM is Advanced Task Manager, another app.
    VNC, I don't remember what it stands for, but it's a remote control program, to control a computer with a different computer (or phone).
    The others you've got right.
     
  4. doogald

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    VNC = Virtual Network Computing, a standard for allowing remote control or viewing of another computing device. Wikipedia has quite a lot of information about it.

    I believe that OTD is an acronym for a prolific poster on this site called "Ofthedamned"
     
  5. pkopalek

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    OTD also = Open Technology Development

    something we embrace here as members of this Android society.

    I think most people posting here are referring to OfTheDamned though.

    -1 for me.
     
  6. Caddyman

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    OTD over the desk, nice....
     
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    Wait till OTD comes in and sees this!
     
  8. fordsam3

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    Thank you very much for the clarifications and I my apologies to Ms or Mrs OfTheDamned I was not trying to offend you in anyway. :eek:

    Thank you mhotovec, doogald and pkopalek for your help. Also thank you to Caddyman and OfTheDamned for all the great information you have provided in other topics. This is a great place to learn.
     
  9. mention task killers and how necessary they are. that might bait her out...
     
  10. OfTheDamned

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    Ok haha.

    Thank you for the apology fordsam3, but it was unnecessary. You didn't do anything wrong. It was the rest of these dirty minded guys that should be saying sorry. I can't blame them though, I found it pretty funny myself and my mind is probably just as dirty. :D I will say, for the record, I have never been over a desktop so you guys can clear that out of your heads right away. :rolleyes:

    I actually don't even know how I got an acronym in the first place.
     
  11. Podivin

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    Because you're special, of course.


    Or, like all other acronyms, because we're all to lazy (efficient, I meant efficient) to type 11 characters when we can use only 3.
     
  12. OfTheDamned

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    I believe the second reason far more than I do the first, but I'll take the first one. ;)
     
  13. Caddyman

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    yeah, your username is too long.
     
  14. OfTheDamned

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    Actually Frisco brought it up and gave me a link in another thread or I would have never seen it. lol

    My username is 3 letters longer than yours. :p
     
  15. Caddyman

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    mine shortens to Caddy very nicely :p
     
  16. perhaps the warning in your sig could be applied here?
     
  17. OfTheDamned

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    Ok, you got me there.
     
  18. JrzDroid

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    best one
     
  19. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
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    No prescription required. It can be applied as often as needed.:D

    Dirty dirty minds.:p
     
  20. thetomlin2

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    So OfTheDamned is over a desktop in this thread and is sexting in another ...
     
  21. OfTheDamned

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    Oh great! Now your starting too?
     
  22. thetomlin2

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    Everyone else is doing it!! Really though, I havent been around much and I come back to this. A little shocking :D
     
  23. OfTheDamned

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    I think I am just a weird thread magnet or something.:rolleyes:
     
  24. thetomlin2

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    You may be right ... but that's alright
     

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