CPF Acronyms/Terminology (NEWBS/NOOBS, Look Here!)

angelofwar

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Re: CPF Acronyms/Terminolgy (NEWBS/NOOBS, Look Here!)

OTOH = on the other hand.

I agree with NM08SRT8 (this name better mean something, I had to look 3 times to type it!) that some of these abbreviations are just cluttering up the list.

Reorganised it for ya'll! Let me know if it "works" now!
 

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Re: CPF Acronyms (NEWBS/NOOBS, Look Here!)

:stupid:All of this time I've been looking for posts from AFAIK wondering how people were responding to a post I just couldn't locate.

:D

Thanks for this - I learned a lot of new ones. Maybe I see it more on another site but there is something like LAMO I've always wondered about (Makes me think Lame oh! but often doesn't fit the context.)
 

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Re: CPF Acronyms (NEWBS, Look Here!)

Great thread, AoW and others!
"mAh = MilliAmp Hours; This is a term of "Capacity" in a battery; a battery with say, a capacity of 2500mAh, with a lamp the draws 2 amps (1amp=1000mA) will last ~1.5 hours." You put 1.5 hours, but I think you meant 1.25 hours.

"If a battery has a capacity of 2500mAh it can supply, theoretically, 2 amps for 1 and a quarter hours, or one amp for 2 1/2 hours, or 1 mA for 2500 hours etc. The rating will not always multiply out exactly, as higher current draws (i.e. more amps) will always result in the battery being "empty" (i.e. unable to supply that same current) after fewer mAh than a slow drain. That's why many batteries are rated at a given mAh for a given current draw." Is that about right?
 

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In your "Other" section that has all the communications stuff, do you think that the obligatory SWR or Standing Wave Ratio might apply there. Do I get a 10-4 on that. If it's a 10-74 then just 10-22 it.


Sincerely Yours
Phil Ament :wave:

P.S. 10-24 so I'm 10-42
 

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OKAY! SO!! I've been reading through the forum and going through different threads. I've actually read tons of them so far. I've been learning A TON of information. There is ONE thing however, that kills me. I DON'T UNDERSTAND the abbreviations for words! Things like xlr and whatnot.. I started looking for a legend or a listing that assists with that BUT I can't find it! If someone could help me with these, I'd greatly appreciate it! I'm really trying to get into the whole flashlight thing. I have TONS of ideas for modding lights, but figuring out what types of batteries to go with which bulbs to go with which housings is frustrating; ESPECIALLY when you don't know what most of these abbreviations are!

THANKS GUYS!

EDIT: Whoever moved this post.. THANK YOU! I was looking for this.. I promise!
 
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n2stuff

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So why is this not a sticky already? I had to look kinda hard to find this info. Great info btw.
 

PeteR 337

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Nice info.
Was gonna ask this in my intro post, that probably won't end well. :D
 

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What is a mule? No, not a hybrid equid, a cross of a female horse and a male donkey, often used for transport in rugged terrain, either.

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A Mule is a light with no reflector or optics, just a bare emitter mounted close to the lens for pure, perfect unadulterated flood. The term was more or less coined by McGizmo as I understand, and he has been making Mules for some time. Other people call similar lights Mules as well for lack of a better term.

You can see the McGizmo Mule configuration on the right.

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I had no idea there were so many acronyms. Good and useful information :thumbsup:
 

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Update 11 Mar 12:

Broke the thread apart into sections;

Flashlight Lingo/Acronyms
Battery Chemistries
Internet Lingo/Acronyms (English)

Hope this will help navigate it better!
As a 'Newbie' here on CPF, I appreciate your effort to collect & relate the commonly used acronyms.

That being said, I can't tell you how much I HATE ACRONYMS! Jargon from 'Lingoists' is not only annoying, it reflects a laziness on the part of those too busy to elucidate their 'wisdom' by typing a few more keystrokes for those of us not so 'enlightened'.

Definition of
lingoist:.(lĭng-gō'ĭst)

  • 1. (n.) A specialist in the area of lingo terms. Often, these individuals lose touch with society purely because they refer to ordinary things using shortened phrases and acronyms.
    Origins: While discussing a short name for a type of documentation, the term just rolled out off my tongue when I told my co-worker that I hate people who use lots of jargon.
    Example: Have you ever spoken to Joe, the lingoist? I can't understand a single thing he's talking about.
 

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As a 'Newbie' here on CPF, I appreciate your effort to collect & relate the commonly used acronyms.

That being said, I can't tell you how much I HATE ACRONYMS! Jargon from 'Lingoists' is not only annoying, it reflects a laziness on the part of those too busy to elucidate their 'wisdom' by typing a few more keystrokes for those of us not so 'enlightened'.

Look at it as a verbal short hand, common to most specialist interest groups and professions.

Norm
 

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I think it is strongly recommended to introduce a WWK acronym, meaning without wife's knowledge/without wife knowing. :poke:
Sure, it's a joke, but personally I spent o lot of money for flashlights using a fund that can be called WWK. Did you?
 

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I think it is strongly recommended to introduce a WWK acronym, meaning without wife's knowledge/without wife knowing. :poke:
Sure, it's a joke, but personally I spent o lot of money for flashlights using a fund that can be called WWK. Did you?
Let's not take this off topic by eliciting answers to your question. - Norm
 
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