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    Electronic's acronyms - Meanings

    I think it would be very helpful for a acronym database of sorts. When I first started here and even now sometimes I'm thrown off by them and have to Google the definition. Some times this definition is way off. For instance "DMM" returns "Digital Molecular Matter" Anyone want to help us uneducated people figure them out!. Thanks, Jacob

    1.VOM = volt/ohm meter

    2.DMM = digital multimeter

    3.CCFL = cold cathode fluorescent lamps

    4.CRT = cathode ray tube

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    veritas odium parit


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      ^bookmarked. Thank you
      ^Learning to walk on rice paper without leaving a trace,


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        Not quite electronics but I always liked: "SCRAM"
        SCRAM = Shutdown Control Reactor Axe Man.
        In the early days of experiments with things nuclear they used stacks of uranium bricks to make their experimental reactors. [Purity wasn't so good yet so they were -weak-.]
        The reactors were literally brought critical buy pulling the rods with a rope.
        The rope ran across a block of wood where the "Shutdown Control Reactor Axe Man" stood with an axe to cut the rope [thereby dropping the rods] if something went wrong.
        If anyone yelled SCRAM, he cut the rope.

        Can you say High Tech?

        CRUD is another interesting one. - Chalk River Unidentified Deposits.

        Mann-Made Global Warming.
        - We should be more concerned about the Intellectual Climate.

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          WOPR = War Operations Planned Response
          Do You Want To Play A Game?

          Scram, Sounds like good advice. I would run like the wind if I herd that while playing with nuclear reactors!
          ^Learning to walk on rice paper without leaving a trace,


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            What do you guys mean when you say "deer" is this an inside joke or am I missing something.
            ^Learning to walk on rice paper without leaving a trace,


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              deer is a brand of junk power supply.


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                And a pretty useful today:

                DOA Dead On Arrival


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                  Of a

                  So if you have to put your project out with a fire extinguisher, it's a

                  Is more than a former Indian tribe on Long Island New York.
                  That is not what they called them selves, it's what the settlers called them.
                  Stands for

                  They lost on every land deal and lost big.
                  Today the BOHICA reservation is the size of a phone booth.

                  Flame emitting resistor
                  Light emitting capacitor

                  I can go on, but who wants to hear more?

                  Got a few left.

                  Be well all
                  Jack Crow
                  "You are, what you do, when it counts"
                  The Masso

                  "Gravity, the quickest way down"
                  Mayor John Almafi

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                  You go and get a mop so you can clean up your mistake.
                  But did you ever stop to ponder why we know it's true?
                  If you drop a broken egg you will not get an egg that's new?"

                  MC Hawking


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                    Funny, when you google for Light Emitting Capacitor and Light Emitting Transistor...

                    Of course, light emitting resistors are common. They're even PTC (positive temperature coefficient, so we're on topic here...)
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                      D.E.A.D.D. = Darkness Emitting Arsenic-Doped Diode
                      (An L.E.D. becomes a D.E.A.D.D. if you try to pump too much current through it.)
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                        ZDP - zero delay plane (for audio loudspeakers)


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                          Thanks for the info