Happy....

Discussion of non-phpBB related topics with other phpBB.com users.
Forum rules
General Discussion is a bonus forum for discussion of non-phpBB related topics with other phpBB.com users. All site rules apply.
User avatar
Talk19Zehn
Registered User
Posts: 876
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Re: Happy....

Post by Talk19Zehn »

In the United States of America, "WWW" may stand for something other than World Wide Web. I am not in a position to judge that.
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee wrote the first Internet protocol in CERN (Switzerland), I believe. :D

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

BTW: ;) and on it goes ...
Language German
https://seoevangelist.de/was-bisher-geschah/
...(...)...
vlib (WWW Vitual Library [VL]), dem ältesten Katalog des Internets. Dieser wurde noch höchstpersönlich vom Vater des Internets (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) im Jahre 1991 in CERN (Genf) gestartet. Dieses historisch gewachsene Verzeichnis war damals so ziemlich das Stärkste, was das Internet zu bieten hatte, zu dem noch völlig unbekannt (ausser in der akademischen/Universitätswelt).
...(...)...
Translation wrote:
Language British
https://seoevangelist.de/was-bisher-geschah/

...(...)...
vlib (WWW Vitual Library [VL]), the oldest catalogue of the Internet. It was started personally by the father of the Internet (Sir Tim Berners-Lee) in 1991 in CERN (Geneva). At that time, this historically grown directory was about the most powerful thing the Internet had to offer, and it was still completely unknown (except in the academic/university world).
...(...)...
Best regards
User avatar
Mick
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 26702
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:49 am

Re: Happy....

Post by Mick »

The point I’m trying to make is the acronym ‘WWW’ was used by radio hams for many years before the birth of the internet on the key and then from about 1982 via packet radio.
  • "The more connected we get the more alone we become" - Kyle Broflovski©
  • "The good news is hell is just the product of a morbid human imagination.
    The bad news is, whatever humans can imagine, they can usually create.
    " - Harmony Cobel©
🇬🇧
User avatar
Lumpy Burgertushie
Registered User
Posts: 69228
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 3:11 am

Re: Happy....

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie »

maybe WWW was used for that in the ham radio world before it was used to mean world wide web but since web pages were made available in the early nineties and the internet was used for showing them, WWW became used to mean the world wide web.
most people have never heard of it being used for anything else.
having said all of that, its use today in URLs is almost completely un needed. about the only servers that require it are the standard out of date military and older college server setups.

robert
User avatar
[Dimetrodon]
Registered User
Posts: 442
Joined: Tue Aug 30, 2022 3:29 am
Location: Paleozoic Era

Re: Happy....

Post by [Dimetrodon] »

I'm sure something had the acronym www before the internet. It's not a complex acronym.
User avatar
HiFiKabin
Community Team Member
Community Team Member
Posts: 6731
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 9:10 am
Location: Swearing at the PC, UK
Name: James

Re: Happy....

Post by HiFiKabin »

Is WWW the only acronym that takes longer to say than what its an acronym for?
User avatar
Mick
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 26702
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:49 am

Re: Happy....

Post by Mick »

It’s a lot shorter in CW trust me :D
  • "The more connected we get the more alone we become" - Kyle Broflovski©
  • "The good news is hell is just the product of a morbid human imagination.
    The bad news is, whatever humans can imagine, they can usually create.
    " - Harmony Cobel©
🇬🇧
User avatar
Talk19Zehn
Registered User
Posts: 876
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Re: Happy....

Post by Talk19Zehn »

Mick, you wanted to jump on Morse-Code.
Example:
.__.__.__ ....

Whoever masters this has probably won, not only in times of crisis.
Radio technologies like Morse-Code are almost unimaginable in this day and age. Although there are still numerous users, such as clubs and enthusiasts for it and/or important government institutions. Yes, it is a linguistic "art" to use them.
I must honestly admit that I did not understand the leap at first. :roll:
Thank you for your clarification.

Best regards and wishes. :D (Happy) ...

====
Edit: 02 May 2023, 16:42
Oh, I just noticed that you or another authorised person edited your previous post.
At least it clarified things for me = thank you very much for that impression.

Many regards!
User avatar
bubbathegimp
Registered User
Posts: 192
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:02 pm
Location: Off Plumb
Name: Bubba

Re: Happy....

Post by bubbathegimp »

Mick wrote: Tue May 02, 2023 1:30 pm It’s a lot shorter in CW trust me :D
hi hi om 73 De Bubba
dit dit
ILoveNitro
Registered User
Posts: 42
Joined: Mon May 10, 2004 10:20 pm

Re: Happy....

Post by ILoveNitro »

There must be some longer acronyms out there...
User avatar
warmweer
Jr. Extension Validator
Posts: 11450
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:34 am
Location: Van Allen Bel ... gium

Re: Happy....

Post by warmweer »

ILoveNitro wrote: Mon Jun 19, 2023 4:33 am There must be some longer acronyms out there...
TANSTAAFL is the longest one I know and each time I see it i get the ROFLMAO vibes.

Added: just did a search and there are longer ones but in most cases they're abbreviations of specialised terms and aren't commonly used IMHO.
User avatar
stevemaury
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 52783
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:21 am
Location: The U.P.
Name: Steve

Re: Happy....

Post by stevemaury »

TEOTWAWKI
I can stop all your spam. I can upgrade or update your Board. PM or email me. (Paid support)
User avatar
Talk19Zehn
Registered User
Posts: 876
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Re: Happy....

Post by Talk19Zehn »

Hi,

German: Zündwarenmonopolgesellschaft -> There seems to be no translation to English ... :?

The word in Morse code .... - please help ... ;) It is not a joke. :?:

Kind regards
User avatar
warmweer
Jr. Extension Validator
Posts: 11450
Joined: Fri Jul 04, 2003 6:34 am
Location: Van Allen Bel ... gium

Re: Happy....

Post by warmweer »

Talk19Zehn wrote: Wed Jul 05, 2023 3:14 pm Hi,

German: Zündwarenmonopolgesellschaft -> There seems to be no translation to English ... :?

The word in Morse code .... - please help ... ;) It is not a joke. :?:

Kind regards
translation to English = Society for the Safety Matches Monopoly
see https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zündwarenmonopol >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zündwaren_monopoly

Morse=
--.. ..-- -. -.. .-- .- .-. . -. -- --- -. --- .--. --- .-.. --. . ... . .-.. .-.. ... -.-. .... .- ..-. -

see https://morsedecoder.com/
User avatar
Talk19Zehn
Registered User
Posts: 876
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:10 pm

Re: Happy....

Post by Talk19Zehn »

Hello warmweer,

well, "Monopoly" didn't come to my mind at all, because it reminded me of the world-famous game:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly_(game) -

Thank you, we will try the suggestion (Morse) with pleasure. However, we have to wait for the person who knows morse and put it on reception and so on and so forth.
It is really a challenge. ;)

Best regards
User avatar
Mick
Support Team Member
Support Team Member
Posts: 26702
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:49 am

Re: Happy....

Post by Mick »

Is that an actual word or an acronym?

I challenge any of my CW compatriots to bang that out at 30wpm without a mistake :D

I tried twice and failed with muscle cramps in my paddle fingers around ‘pol’ and ‘haft’ :lol:
  • "The more connected we get the more alone we become" - Kyle Broflovski©
  • "The good news is hell is just the product of a morbid human imagination.
    The bad news is, whatever humans can imagine, they can usually create.
    " - Harmony Cobel©
🇬🇧

Return to “General Discussion”