SWL means Safe Working Load
The initials SWL mean Safe Working Load
TO CALCULATE THE SWL OF LIFTING WIRE ROPE THE FORMULAE CAN BE USED- 8*D2 WHERE 'D' IS THE DIAMETER OF WIRE ROPE IN 'mm' THIS WILL GIVE THE APPROX SWL (SAFE WORKING LOAD CAPACITY)
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If SLI is in operating condition then sLI itself will indicates that whether load is in safe mode. But if SLI is not working then one must be considered 40 % factor of safety of crane SWL and in SLI working condition it will be considered 20 % of its SWL.
Cranes typically are designed with a FoS (Factor of Safety) of 5x the MBL (Minimum Breaking Load). So if the weakest part of the structure failed (e.g. in tension, compression or shear) at e.g. 100kN (10 metric tons), then the swl would be 10t / 5 = 2 tons
Flexible steel wire rope (FSWR) To calculate the SWL in kilograms of FSWR square the rope diameter (D) in millimetres (mm) and multiply by 8. Formula: SWL (kg) = D2(mm) x 8 For example: Rope dia (D) = 12 mm SWL(kg) =D2 (mm)x8 = D (mm) x D (mm) x 8 = 12 x 12 x 8 = 1152 kg SWL (t) = 1.15 tonnes The above equation can be reversed to calculate the diameter (D) in millimetres of FSWR needed to lift a given load. To do this, divide the load (L) in kilograms by 8 and find the square root of the result. Formula: D(mm) = √L(kg) 8 For example: Load = 1152 kg D (mm) = √1152 ÷ 8 = √144 = 12 (mm) Therefore a FSWR sling of at least 12 mm in diameter is required to lift a 1152 kg load for a straight lift.
J. C. Gillespie has written: 'SWL address book' -- subject- s -: Directories, Shortwave radio stations
SWL = Ultimate (Breaking) Strength/Design (Safety) Factor Usually the safety factor used in lifting equipment is 5:1. Example: If you are using a 0.5" Improved Plow Wire Rope the ultimate strength is 11.5 tons. SWL = 11.5/5 = 2.3 tons The safety factor should go higher if there is possibility of injury or death. Example: Elevators use a 20:1 safety factor.
No. SWL (shortwave listening) can not be done with a typical radio scanner. A typical radio scanner receives FM signals. Most shortwave is either AM or SSB, neither of which can be received by FM radios. Receivers that can be used for SWL are very common and are not very expensive. I've bought several at yard sales for only a few bucks. There are scanning radios that will do all modes (FM, AM, SSB, etc), but they cost more, and you're much less likely to find them at yard or garage sales. only with a bc330t
Ask a mechanical engineer. People's lives often depend on the answer and some random guy on the internet that isn't bonded, licensed, or hasn't even graduated high school could provide you with an answer indistinguishable from a real equation.
Oil-WaterSWL = 0.2 SWCR = 0.22 SOWCR = 0.2 KRO = 0.9 KRW = 1 SORW = 0.2 KRORW = 0.8Saturation table end-point scaling (SWCR, SGCR, SOWCR, SOGCR, SWL)SWCR - critical water saturation (that is the largest water saturation for which the water relative permeability is zero)SOWCR - critical oil-in-water saturation (that is the largest oil saturation for which the oil relative permeability is zero in an oil-water system)SWL - connate water saturation (that is the smallest water saturation in a water saturation function table)Relative permeability end-point scaling (KRW, KRG, KRO, KRWR, KRGR, KRORG, KRORW)KRW - relative permeability of water at maximum water saturation parameterKRO - relative permeability of oil at maximum oil saturation parameterKRWR - relative permeability of water at residual oil saturation (or residual gas saturation in a gas-water run) parameterKRORW - relative permeability of oil at critical water saturation parameter
Yes and No. I am able to do this because i have a samsung LED tv with SWL (samsung wireless link) so i can stream using Allshare. You can do this on SOME sony bravias but only a few. So unless you have a samsung tv or one of the rare bravias you can't stream directly to your tv. P.S some Blu-rays do using BD live (check manual first) Wireless network required
The silver in the coin is $17.29. In 1952 there were some special variants to the coin. There is the "SWL" variant, whose value ranges from $20 to $55. The "NWL" ranges from $17.29 to $27. The "WL" variant ranges from $17.29 to $24. In the future please add the condition of the coin so I can value it more precisely for you.P.S. King George VI was on coins from 1952, not King George V.
Well i m here pen down my opinion .- Hydra is such a crane that that is often imbalance while working . It can easily toppled if the load is little much heavy that SWL. The counter weight also not technically sound if there any unwanted happening going on. It also proof that the pivot point is not in right position. Let i here better to tell hydra is designed with a unplanned way. Hydra should band from India. The accident protential rate is also much higher.
probably one of these: * A quasi-stellar object (Quasar) * The post-nominals of the Queen's Service Order * The Queensland Symphony Orchestra * The Quincy Symphony Orchestra based in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States * A Q code for the exchange between two amateur radio operators or an SWL and an amateur radio operator or a commercial HF radio station * The IATA airport code for Sousse, Tunisia * Geology code for glacial Sumas Outwash sediment * The Quantic Soul Orchestra [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QSO ]
There is some evidence that amateur SWL operators (receiving only) intercepted NASA communications dealing with Astronauts sighting UFO"s from space craft. The once-popular Ham radio magazines (on the general newstand market) plugged upcoming space shots with some gusto in the late sixties- (Apollo the ultimate DX ( distance reception)) was a frequent cover story with a picture of a space capsule.The subject occasionally flares up in UFO publications, rarely seen on the newstands or magazine stores.
Chronologically: Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, HUgo Gernsback (also edited radio magazines and oftenworked in sci-fi ideas like interplanetary radio odd in technical stuff on three-tube converters, but good icing.,) Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury (whose stories often abow a lack of scientific content) Isaac Asimov and Arthur C., Clarke are among the (Old masters)/. Gernsback is the namesake of the Hugo awards, which correspond to literary prizes for sci fi writers, he was also very active in the Short Wave radio hobby and its variants such as Hamj radio, SWL, etc.Asimov and Clarke were legit scientists as well as sci-fi men.
Because Iver Johnson made so many guns in that caliber (and so many in other calibers) much more detail is needed. Some questions to answer are: Is it a 'top break' revolver? What kind of 'grips' does it have? Does it have an 'exposed hammer' (one that you can see) Or is it a 'hammerless' (one you cannot see) Numeric markings, exact copyright wording, other wording on frame? Is it nickel plated? Blued? Engraved? And of course, with all the other info, the serial number. Note: It is very important to find out when this pistol was made before any attempt to fire it. Some were made for black powder and modern smokeless powders are way too powerful for the models not designed for it. Also, Iver Johnson made pistols from the late 1800's through the 1970's, maybe a few after that, and while they did a pretty good job, any gun should be examined by a gunsmith if you don't know it's age. But to give you a range of possible prices $75 to $600.
advantages1. picture quality2. Capable of producing deeper blacks allowing for superior contrast ratio83. Wider viewing angles than those of LCD; images do not suffer from degradation at high angles like LCD's4. Less visible motion blur, thanks in large part to very high refresh rates and a faster response time, contributing to superior performance when displaying content with significant amounts of rapid motiondisadvantages1.Picture quality Earlier generation displays were more susceptible to screen burn-in and image retention, although most recent models have a pixel orbiter that moves the entire picture slower than is noticeable to the human eye, which reduces the effect of burn-in but does not prevent it.Earlier generation displays (2006 and prior) had phosphors that lost luminosity over time, resulting in gradual decline of absolute image brightness (newer models are less susceptible to this, having lifespans exceeding 100,000 hours, far longer than older CRTtechnology)Earlier generation (circa 2001 and earlier) models were susceptible to "large area flicker"Heavier screen-door effect when compared to LCD or OLED based TVsPhysical Generally do not come in smaller sizes than 37 inchesHeavier than LCD due to the requirement of a glass screen to hold the gasesOther Use more electricity, on average, than an LCD TVDo not work as well at high altitudes due to pressure differential between the gases inside the screen and the air pressure at altitude. It may cause a buzzing noise. Manufacturers rate their screens to indicate the altitude parameters.For those who wish to listen to AM radio, or are Amateur Radio operators (Hams) or Shortwave Listeners (SWL), the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from these devices can be irritating or disabling.Due to the strong infrared emissions inherent with the technology, standard IR repeater systems can not be used in the viewing room. A more expensive "plasma compatible" sensor must be used.
A type of flat-panel display that works by sandwiching a neon/xenon gas mixture between two sealed glass plates with parallel electrodes deposited on their surfaces. The plates are sealed so that the electrodes form right angles, creating pixels. When a voltage pulse passes between two electrodes, the gas breaks down and produces weakly ionized plasma, which emits UV radiation. The UV radiation activates color phosphors and visible light is emitted from each pixel. Also called "gas discharge display," a flat-screen technology that uses tiny cells lined with phosphor that are full of inert ionized gas (typically a mix of xenon and neon). Three cells make up one pixel (one cell has red phosphor, one green, one blue). The cells are sandwiched between x- and y-axis panels, and a cell is selected by charging the appropriate x and y electrodes. The charge causes the gas in the cell to emit ultraviolet light, which causes the phosphor to emit color. The amount of charge determines the intensity, and the combination of the different intensities of red, green and blue produce all the colors required.Today, Plasma displays are becoming more and more popular. Compared to conventional CRT displays, plasma displays are about one-tenth the thickness--around 4'', and one-sixth the weight--less than 67 pounds for a 40" display. They use over 16 million colors and have a 160 degree-viewing angle. Companies such as Panasonic, Fujitsu, and Pioneer manufacture plasma displays. Plasma displays were initially monochrome, typically orange, but color displays have become very popular and are used for home theater and computer monitors as well as digital signs. The plasma technology is similar to the way neon signs work combined with the red, green and blue phosphor technology of a CRT. Plasma monitors consume significantly more current than LCD-based monitors.Plasma displays are bright (1,000 lux or higher for the module), have a wide color gamut, and can be produced in fairly large sizes-up to 150 inches (3.8 m) diagonally. They have a very low-luminance "dark-room" black level compared to the lighter grey of the illuminated parts of an LCD screen (i.e. the blacks are blacker on plasmas and greyer on LCDs). LED-backlit LCD televisions have been developed to reduce this distinction. The display panel itself is about 6 cm (2.5 inches) thick, generally allowing the device's total thickness (including electronics) to be less than 10 cm (4 inches). Plasma displays use as much power per square meter as a CRT or an AMLCD television. Power consumption varies greatly with picture content, with bright scenes drawing significantly more power than darker ones - this is also true of CRTs. Typical power consumption is 400 watts for a 50-inch (127 cm) screen. 200 to 310 watts for a 50-inch (127 cm) display when set to cinema mode.Most screens are set to 'shop' mode by default, which draws at least twice the power (around 500-700 watts) of a 'home' setting of less extreme brightness. Panasonic has greatly reduced power consumption ("1/3 of 2007 models") Panasonic states that PDPs will consume only half the power of their previous series of plasma sets to achieve the same overall brightness for a given display size. The lifetime of the latest generation of plasma displays is estimated at 100,000 hours of actual display time, or 27 years at 10 hours per day. This is the estimated time over which maximum picture brightness degrades to half the original value.Plasma display screens are made from glass, which reflects more light than the material used to make an LCD screen. This causes glare from reflected objects in the viewing area. Companies such as Panasonic coat their newer plasma screens with an anti-glare filter material. Currently, plasma panels cannot be economically manufactured in screen sizes smaller than 32 inches. Although a few companies have been able to make plasma Enhanced-definition televisions (EDTV) this small, even fewer have made 32in plasma HDTVs. With the trend toward large-screen television technology, the 32in screen size is rapidly disappearing. Though considered bulky and thick compared to their LCD counterparts, some sets such as Panasonic's Z1 and Samsung's B860 series are as slim as one inch thick making them comparable to LCDs in this respect.HistoryIn 1936 Kálmán Tihanyi described the principle of "plasma television" and conceived the first flat-panel display system.The monochrome plasma video display was co-invented in 1964 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Donald Bitzer, H. Gene Slottow, and graduate student Robert Willson for the PLATO Computer System. The original neon orange monochrome Digivue display panels built by glass producer Owens-Illinois were very popular in the early 1970s because they were rugged and needed neither memory nor circuitry to refresh the images. A long period of sales decline occurred in the late 1970s because semiconductor memory made CRT displays cheaper than the 2500 USD 512 x 512PLATO plasma displays. Nonetheless, the plasma displays' relatively large screen size and 1 inch thickness made them suitable for high-profile placement in lobbies and stock exchanges.Electrical engineering student Larry F. Weber became interested in plasma displays while studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the 1960s, and pursued postgraduate work in the field under Bitzer and Slottow. His research eventually earned him 15 patents relating to plasma displays. One of his early contributions was development of the power-saving "energy recovery sustain circuit", now included in every color plasma display.Burroughs Corporation, a maker of adding machines and computers, developed the Panaplex display in the early 1970s. The Panaplex display, generically referred to as a gas-discharge or gas-plasma display, uses the same technology as later plasma video displays, but began life as seven-segment display for use in adding machines. They became popular for their bright orange luminous look and found nearly ubiquitous use in cash registers, calculators, pinball machines, aircraft avionics such as radios, navigational instruments, and storm scopes; test equipment such as frequency counters and multimeters; and generally anything that previously used nixie tube or numitron displays with a high digit-count throughout the late 1970s and into the 1990s. These displays remained popular until LEDs gained popularity because of their low-current draw and module-flexibility, but are still found in some applications where their high-brightness is desired, such as pinball machines and avionics. Pinball displays started with six- and seven-digit seven-segment displays and later evolved into 16-segment alphanumeric displays, and later into 128x32 dot-matrix displays in 1990, which are still used today.1983In 1983, IBM introduced a 19-inch (48 cm) orange-on-black monochrome display (model 3290 'information panel') which was able to show up to four simultaneous IBM 3270 terminal sessions. Due to heavy competition from monochrome LCD's, in 1987 IBM planned to shut down its factory in upstate New York, the largest plasma plant in the world, in favor of manufacturing mainframe computers. Consequently, Larry Weber co-founded a startup company Plasmaco with Stephen Globus, as well as James Kehoe, who was the IBM plant manager, and bought the plant from IBM. Weber stayed in Urbana as CTO until 1990, then moved to upstate New York to work at Plasmaco.1992In 1992, Fujitsu introduced the world's first 21-inch (53 cm) full-color display. It was a hybrid, the plasma display created at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NHK Science & Technology Research Laboratories.1994In 1994, Weber demonstrated color plasma technology at an industry convention in San Jose. Panasonic Corporation began a joint development project with Plasmaco, which led in 1996 to the purchase of Plasmaaco, its color AC technology, and its American factory.1997In 1997, Fujitsu introduced the first 42-inch (107 cm) plasma display; it had 852x480 resolution and was progressively scanned. Also in 1997, Philips introduced a 42-inch (107 cm) display, with 852x480 resolution. It was the only plasma to be displayed to the retail public in 4 Sears locations in the US. The price was US$14,999 and included in-home installation. Later in 1997, Pioneer started selling their first plasma television to the public, and others followed.2006In late 2006, analysts noted that LCDs overtook plasmas, particularly in the 40-inch (1.0 m) and above segment where plasma had previously gained market share. Another industry trend is the consolidation of manufacturers of plasma displays, with around fifty brands available but only five manufacturers. In the first quarter of 2008 a comparison of worldwide TV sales breaks down to 22.1 million for direct-view CRT, 21.1 million for LCD, 2.8 million for Plasma, and 0.1 million for rear-projection.Until the early 2000s, plasma displays were the most popular choice for HDTV flat panel display as they had many benefits over LCDs. Beyond plasma's deeper blacks, increased contrast, faster response time, greater color spectrum, and wider viewing angle; they were also much bigger than LCDs, and it was believed that LCD technology was suited only to smaller sized televisions. However, improvements in VLSI fabrication technology have since narrowed the technological gap. The increased size, lower weight, falling prices, and often lower electrical power consumption of LCDs now make them competitive with plasma television sets.Screen sizes have increased since the introduction of plasma displays. The largest plasma video display in the world at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a 150-inch (381 cm) unit manufactured by Matsushita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) standing 6 ft. (180 cm) tall by 11 ft. (330 cm) wide. At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic introduced their 152" 2160p 3D plasma. In 2010 Panasonic shipped 19.1 million plasma TV panels.In 2010, the shipments of plasma TVs reached 18.2 million units globallyHow plasma displays workA panel typically has millions of tiny cells in compartmentalized space between two panels of glass. These compartments, or "bulbs" or "cells", hold a mixture of noble gases and a minuscule amount of mercury. Just as in the fluorescent lamps over an office desk, when the mercury is vaporized and a voltage is applied across the cell, the gas in the cells form a plasma. With flow of electricity (electrons), some of the electrons strike mercury particles as the electrons move through the plasma, momentarily increasing the energy level of the molecule until the excess energy is shed. Mercury sheds the energy as ultraviolet (UV) photons. The UV photons then strike phosphor that is painted on the inside of the cell. When the UV photon strikes a phosphor molecule, it momentarily raises the energy level of an outer orbit electron in the phosphor molecule, moving the electron from a stable to an unstable state; the electron then sheds the excess energy as a photon at a lower energy level than UV light; the lower energy photons are mostly in the infrared range but about 40% are in the visible light range. Thus the input energy is shed as mostly heat (infrared) but also as visible light. Depending on the phosphors used, different colors of visible light can be achieved. Each pixel in a plasma display is made up of three cells comprising the primary colors of visible light. Varying the voltage of the signals to the cells thus allows different perceived colors.A plasma display panel is an array of hundreds of thousands of small, luminous cells positioned between two plates of glass. Each cell is essentially a tiny neon lamp filled with rarefied neon, xenon, and other inert gases; the cells are luminous when they are electrified through "electrodes".The long electrodes are stripes of electrically conducting material that also lie between the glass plates, in front of and behind the cells. The "address electrodes" sit behind the cells, along the rear glass plate, and can be opaque. The transparent display electrodes are mounted in front of the cell, along the front glass plate. As can be seen in the illustration, the electrodes are covered by an insulating protective layer. Control circuitry charges the electrodes that cross paths at a cell, creating a voltage difference between front and back. Some of the atoms in the gas of a cell then lose electrons and become ionized, which creates an electrically conducting plasma of atoms, free electrons, and ions. The collisions of the flowing electrons in the plasma with the inert gas atoms lead to light emission; such light-emitting plasmas are known as glow discharges.In a monochrome plasma panel, the gas is usually mostly neon, and the color is the characteristic orange of a neon-filled lamp (or sign). Once a glow discharge has been initiated in a cell, it can be maintained by applying a low-level voltage between all the horizontal and vertical electrodes-even after the ionizing voltage is removed. To erase a cell all voltage is removed from a pair of electrodes. This type of panel has inherent memory. A small amount of nitrogen is added to the neon to increase hysteresis.In color panels, the back of each cell is coated with a phosphor. The ultraviolet photons emitted by the plasma excite these phosphors, which give off visible light with colors determined by the phosphor materials. This aspect is comparable to fluorescent lamps and to the neon signs that use colored phosphors.Every pixel is made up of three separate sub pixel cells, each with different colored phosphors. One sub pixel has a red light phosphor, one sub pixel has a green light phosphor and one sub pixel has a blue light phosphor. These colors blend together to create the overall color of the pixel, the same as a triad of a shadow mask CRT or color LCD. Plasma panels use pulse-width modulation (PWM) to control brightness: by varying the pulses of current flowing through the different cells thousands of times per second, the control system can increase or decrease the intensity of each sub pixel color to create billions of different combinations of red, green and blue. In this way, the control system can produce most of the visible colors. Plasma displays use the same phosphors as CRTs, which accounts for the extremely accurate color reproduction when viewing television or computer video images (which use an RGB color system designed for CRT display technology).Plasma displays should not be confused with liquid crystal displays (LCDs), another lightweight flat-screen display using very different technology. LCDs may use one or two large fluorescent lamps as a backlight source, but the different colors are controlled by LCD units, which in effect behave as gates that allow or block the passage of light from the backlight to red, green, or blue paint on the front of the LCD panel.Contrast ratioContrast ratio is the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of an image, measured in discrete steps, at any given moment. Generally, the higher the contrast ratio, the more realistic the image is (though the "realism" of an image depends on many factors including color accuracy, luminance linearity, and spatial linearity.) Contrast ratios for plasma displays are often advertised as high as 5,000,000:1. On the surface, this is a significant advantage of plasma over most other current display technologies, a notable exception being organic light-emitting diode. Although there are no industry-wide guidelines for reporting contrast ratio, most manufacturers follow either the ANSI standard or perform a full-on-full-off test. The ANSI standard uses a checkered test pattern whereby the darkest blacks and the lightest whites are simultaneously measured, yielding the most accurate "real-world" ratings. In contrast, a full-on-full-off test measures the ratio using a pure black screen and a pure white screen, which gives higher values but does not represent a typical viewing scenario. Some displays, using many different technologies, have some "leakage" of light, through either optical or electronic means, from lit pixels to adjacent pixels so that dark pixels that are near bright ones appear less dark than they do during a full-off display. Manufacturers can further artificially improve the reported contrast ratio by increasing the contrast and brightness settings to achieve the highest test values. However, a contrast ratio generated by this method is misleading, as content would be essentially unwatchable at such settings.Plasma is often cited as having better (i.e. darker) black levels (and higher contrast ratios), although both plasma and LCD each have their own technological challenges.Each cell on a plasma display has to be pre charged before it is due to be illuminated (otherwise the cell would not respond quickly enough) and this pre charging means the cells cannot achieve a true black, whereas an LED backlit LCD panel can actually turn off parts of the screen. Some manufacturers have worked hard to reduce the pre charge and the associated background glow, to the point where black levels on modern plasmas are starting to rival CRT. With LCD technology, black pixels are generated by a light polarization method; many panels are unable to completely block the underlying backlight. However, more recent LCD panels (particularly those using white LED illumination) can compensate by automatically reducing the backlighting on darker scenes, though this method - analogous to the strategy of noise reduction on analog audio tape - obviously cannot be used in high-contrast scenes, leaving some light showing from black parts of an image with bright parts, such as (at the extreme) a solid black screen with one fine intense bright line. This is called a "halo" effect which has been almost completely minimized on newer LED backlit LCD's with local dimming. Edge lit models cannot compete with this as the light is reflected via a light funnel to distribute the light behind the panel.Screen burn-inImage burn-in occurs on CRTs and plasma panels when the same picture is displayed for long periods of time. This causes the phosphors to overheat, losing some of their luminosity and producing a "shadow" image that is visible with the power off. Burn-in is especially a problem on plasma panels because they run hotter than CRTs. Early plasma televisions were plagued by burn-in, making it impossible to use video games or anything else that displayed static images.Plasma displays also exhibit another image retention issue which is sometimes confused with screen burn-in damage. In this mode, when a group of pixels are run at high brightness (when displaying white, for example) for an extended period of time, a charge build-up in the pixel structure occurs and a ghost image can be seen. However, unlike burn-in, this charge build-up is transient and self corrects after the image condition that caused the effect has been removed and a long enough period of time has passed (with the display either off or on).Plasma manufacturers have tried various ways of reducing burn-in such as using gray pillarboxes, pixel orbiters and image washing routines, but none to date have eliminated the problem and all plasma manufacturers continue to exclude burn-in from their warranties.Advantagesü Picture qualityü Capable of producing deeper blacks allowing for superior contrast ratioü Wider viewing angles than those of LCD; images do not suffer from degradation at high angles like LCDsü Less visible motion blur, thanks in large part to very high refresh rates and a faster response time, contributing to superior performance when displaying content with significant amounts of rapid motionü Physicalü Slim profileü Can be wall mountedü Less bulky than rear-projection televisionsDisadvantages? Picture quality? Earlier generation displays were more susceptible to screen burn-in and image retention, although most recent models have a pixel orbiter that moves the entire picture faster than is noticeable to the human eye, which reduces the effect of burn-in but does not prevent it? Earlier generation displays (2006 and prior) had phosphors that lost luminosity over time, resulting in gradual decline of absolute image brightness (newer models are less susceptible to this, having lifespans exceeding 100,000 hours, far longer than older CRT technology)? Earlier generation (circa 2001 and earlier) models were susceptible to "large area flicker"? Heavier screen-door effect when compared to LCD or OLED based TVs? Physical? Generally do not come in smaller sizes than 37 inches? Heavier than LCD due to the requirement of a glass screen to hold the gases? Other? Use more electricity, on average, than an LCD TV? Do not work as well at high altitudes due to pressure differential between the gases inside the screen and the air pressure at altitude. It may cause a buzzing noise. Manufacturers rate their screens to indicate the altitude parameters.? For those who wish to listen to AM radio, or are Amateur Radio operators (Hams) or Shortwave Listeners (SWL), the Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) from these devices can be irritating or disabling.? Due to the strong infrared emissions inherent with the technology, standard IR repeater systems cannot be used in the viewing room. A more expensive "plasma compatible" sensor must be used.
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AYEC At your earliest convenience AYOR At your own risk AYSOS Are you stupid or something? AYS Are you serious? AYT Are you there? AYTMTB And you're telling me this because AYV Are you vertical? AZN Asian B B Back B& Banned B2W Back to work B8 Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen) B9 Boss is watching B/F Boyfriend B/G Background (personal information request) B4 Before B4N Bye for now BAG Busting a gut BA Bad *a* BAK Back at keyboard BAS Big 'butt' smile BASOR Breathing a sigh of relief BAU Business as usual BAY Back at ya BB Be back BB Bebi / Baby (Spanish SMS) BBC Big bad challenge BBIAB Be back in a bit BBIAF Be back in a few BBIAM Be back in a minute BBIAS Be back in a sec BBL Be back later BBN Bye, bye now BBQ Barbeque, "Ownage", shooting score/frag (online gaming) BBS Be back soon BBT Be back tomorrow BC Because B/C Because BC Be cool BCNU Be seeing you BCOS Because BD Big deal BDAY Birthday B-DAY Birthday BDN Big darn number BEG Big evil grin BF Boyfriend BFAW Best friend at work BF2 Battlefield 2 (online gaming) BF Best friend BFF Best friends forever BFFL Best friends for life BFFLNMW Best friends for life, no matter what BFD Big freaking deal BFG Big freaking grin BFFN Best friend for now BFN Bye for now BG Big grin BGWM Be gentle with me BHL8 Be home late BIB Boss is back BIBO Beer in, beer out BIF Before I forget BIH Burn in hell BIL Brother in law BION Believe it or not BIOYA Blow it out your *a* BIOYN Blow it out your nose BISFLATM Boy, I sure feel like a turquoise monkey! (unverified) BITMT But in the meantime BL Belly laugh BLNT Better luck next time BM Bite me BME Based on my experience BM&Y Between me and you BOB Back off *buddy* BOE Meaning "bind on equip" (online gaming) BOL Best of luck BOLO Be on the look out BOOMS Bored out of my skull BOP Meaning "bind on pickup" (online gaming) BOSMKL Bending over smacking my knee laughing BOT Back on topic BOT Be on that BOYF Boyfriend BPLM Big person little mind BRB Be right back BRBB Be right back *babe* BRNC Be right back, nature calls BRD Bored BRH Be right here BRT Be right there BSF But seriously folks BSOD Blue screen of death BSTS Better safe than sorry BT Bite this BT Between technologies BTA But then again BTDT Been there, done that BTW By the way BTYCL Meaning 'Bootycall' BUBU Slang term for the most beautiful of women BWL Bursting with laughter BYOB Bring your own beer BYOC Bring your own computer BYOP Bring your own paint (paintball) BYTM Better you than me C C&G Chuckle & grin C4N Ciao for now CAD Control + Alt + Delete CAD Short for Canada/Canadian CAM Camera (SMS) CB Coffee break CB Chat break CB Crazy *b* CD9 Code 9, Meaning "parents are around" CFS Care for secret? CFY Calling for you CIAO Good-bye (Italian word) CICO Coffee in, coffee out CID Crying in disgrace CID Consider it done CLAB Crying like a baby CM Call me CMB Call me back CMAP Cover my *a* partner (online gaming) CMIIW Correct me if I'm wrong CMON Come on CNP Continued (in) next post COB Close of business COH City of Heroes (online gaming) COS Because C/P Cross post CP Chat post (or continue in IM) CR8 Create CRAFT Can't remember a *freaking* thing CRB Come right back CRBT Crying really big tears CRIT Meaning "critical hit" (online gaming) CRS Can't remember *stuff* CSG Chuckle, snicker, grin CSL Can't stop laughing CSS Counter-Strike Source (online gaming) CT Can't talk CTC Care to chat? CTHU Cracking the *heck* up CU See you too CU See you CU2 See you CUA See you around CUL See you later CULA See you later alligator CUL8R See you later CUMID See you in my dreams CURLO See you around like a donut CWOT Complete waste of time CWYL Chat with you later CYA See you CYAL8R See you later CYE Check your e-mail CYEP Close your eyes partner (online gaming) CYO See you online D D2 Dedos / fingers (Spanish SMS) D46? Down for sex? DA Meaning "The" DAoC Dark Age of Camelot (online gaming) DBAU Doing business as usual DC Disconnect DD Dear (or Darling) daughter DD Due diligence DEGT Dear (or Darling) daughter DF Don't even go there DFL Dead *freaking* last (online gaming) DGAF Don't give a *freak* DGTG Don't go there girlfriend DH Dear (or Darling) husband DHU Dinosaur hugs (used to show support) DIIK Darned if I know DIKU Do I know you? DILLIGAF Do I look like I give a *freak*? DILLIGAS Do I look like I give a sugar? DIS Did I say? DITYID Did I tell you I'm distressed? DIY Do it yourself DKDC Don't know, don't care DKP Dragon kill points (online gaming) D/L Download DL Download DL Down low DLBBB Don't let (the) bed bugs bite DLTBBB Don't let the bed bugs bite DM Doesn't matter DM Direct message DN Down DNC Do not compute (meaning I do not understand) DNR Dinner (SMS) DNT Don't d00d Dude DOE Daughter of Eve DP Display Picture (Yahoo Messenger Chat) DPS Damage per second (online gaming) DQMOT Don't quote me on this DR Didn't read DS Dear (or Darling) son DTR Define the relationship DTRT Do the right thing DTS Don't think so DTTD Don't touch that dial DUPE Duplicate DUR Do you remember? DV8 Deviate DW Dear (or Darling) wife DWF Divorced white female DWM Divorced white male DXNRY Dictionary DYNWUTB Do you know what you are talking about? DYFI Did you find it? DYOR Do your own research (common stock market chat slang) E E Ecstasy E Enemy (online gaming) E1 Everyone E123 Easy as one, two, three E2EG Ear to ear grin EAK Eating at keyboard EBKAC Error between keyboard and chair ED Erase display EF4T Effort EG Evil grin EI Eat it EIP Editing in progress EMA E-mail address EMFBI Excuse me for butting in EMFBI Excuse me for jumping in EMSG E-mail message ENUF Enough EOD End of day EOD End of discussion EOL End of lecture EOL End of life EOM End of message EOS End of show EOT End of transmission EQ EverQuest (online gaming) ERS2 Eres tz / are you (Spanish SMS) ES Erase screen ETA Estimated time (of) arrival EVA Ever EVO Evolution EWG Evil wicked grin (in fun, teasing) EYC Excitable, yet calm EZ Easy EZY Easy F F Meaning female F2F Face to face F2F Face to face F2P Free to play (online gaming) FAAK Falling asleep at keyboard FAF Funny as *freak* FAQ Frequently asked questions FBF Fat boy food (e.g. pizza, burgers, fries) FBM Fine by me FBOW For better or worse FC Fingers crossed FC Full card (online gaming) FC'INGO For crying out loud FEITCTAJ *Freak* 'em if they can't take a joke FFA Free for all (online gaming) FFS For *freak'*sakes FICCL Frankly I couldn't care a less FIIK *Freaked* if I know FIIOOH Forget it, I'm out of here FIL Father in law FIMH Forever in my heart FISH First in, still here FITB Fill in the blank FOMC Falling off my chair FOAD *Freak* off and die FOAF Friend of a friend FOMCL Falling off my chair laughing FRT For real though FTBOMH From the bottom of my heart FTW For the win FUBAR Fouled up beyond all recognition FUBB Fouled up beyond belief FUD Face up deal (online gaming) FW Forward FWIW For what it's worth FWM Fine with me FYEO For your eyes only FYA For your amusement FYI For your information G G Grin G Giggle G/F Girlfriend G2CU Good to see you G2G Got to go G2R Got to run G4C Going for coffee G9 Genius GA Go ahead GAL Get a life GAS Got a second? GB Goodbye GBTW Get back to work GBU God bless you GDR Grinning, ducking, and running GD/R Grinning, ducking, and running GFI Go for it GF Girl friend GFN Gone for now GG Gotta Go GG Good Game (online gaming) GG Brother (Mandarin Chinese txt msgs) GGA Good game, all (online gaming) GGMSOT Gotta get me some of that GGOH Gotta Get Outa Here GGP Got to go pee GH Good hand (online gaming) GIAR Give it a rest GIC Gift in crib (online gaming) GIGO Garbage in, garbage out GIRL Guy in real life GJ Good job GL Good luck GL2U Good luck to you (online gaming) GL/HF Good luck, have fun (online gaming) GLE1 Good luck everyone (online gaming) GLNG Good luck next game (online gaming) GMBA Giggling my butt off GMTA Great minds think alike GN Good night GNIGHT Good night GNITE Good night GNSD Good night, sweet dreams GOI Get over it GOL Giggling out loud GR8 Great GRATZ Congratulations GRL Girl GRWG Get right with God GR&D Grinning, running and ducking GS Good shot GS Good split (online gaming) GT Good try GTFO Get the *freak* out GTG Got to go GTRM Going to read mail GTSY Great (or good) to see you GUD Good H H Hug H8 Hate H8TTU Hate to be you HAG1 Have a good one HAK Hug and kiss HAU How about you? H&K Hugs & kisses H2CUS Hope to see you soon HAGN Have a good night HAGO Have a good one HAND Have a nice day HB Hurry back HB Hug back H-BDAY Happy Birthday HBU How about you? HF Have fun HFAC Holy flipping animal crackers H-FDAY Happy Father's Day HHIS Head hanging in shame HL Half Life (online gaming) HLA Hola / hello (Spanish SMS) H-MDAY Happy Mother's Day HNL (w)Hole 'nother level HOAS Hold on a second HP Hit points / Health points (online gaming) HRU How are you? HTH Hope this helps HUB Head up butt HUYA Head up your *butt* HV Have HVH Heroic Violet Hold (online gaming) HW Homework I I2 I too (me too) IA8 I already ate IAAA I am an accountant IAAD I am a doctor IAAL I am a lawyer IAC In any case IAE In any event IANAC I am not a crook IANAL I am not a lawyer IAO I am out (of here) IB I'm back IB I'm back IC I see ICAM I couldn't agree more ICBW It could be worse ICEDI I can't even discuss it ICFILWU I could fall in love with you IDC I don't care IDK I don't know IDTS I don't think so IDUNNO I don't know IFYP I feel your pain IG2R I got to run IGHT I got high tonight IGN I (I've) got nothing IGP I got to (go) pee IHNI I have no idea IIRC If I remember correctly IIIO Intel inside, idiot outside IK I know IKR I know, right? ILBL8 I'll be late ILU I love you ILUM I love you man ILY I love you IM Instant message IMAO In my arrogant opinion IMHO In my humble opinion ImL (in Arial font) Means I love you (a way of using the American sign language in text) IMNSHO In my not so humble opinion IMO In my opinion IMS I am sorry IMSB I am so bored IMTM I am the man IMU I miss u (you) INAL I'm not a lawyer INC Meaning "incoming" (online gaming) IOMH In over my head IOW In other words IRL In real life IRMC I rest my case ISLY I still love you ITAM It's The Accounting, Man (financial blogs) ITYK I thought you knew IUSS If you say so IWALU I will always love you IWAWO I want a way out IWIAM Idiot wrapped in a moron IYKWIM If you know what I mean IYO In your opinion IYSS If you say so J j00 You j00r Your JAC Just a sec JAM Just a minutes JFF Just for fun JFGI Just *freaking* Google it JIC Just in case JJA Just joking around JK Just kidding JLMK Just let me know JMO Just my opinion JP Just playing JP Jackpot (online gaming, bingo games) JTLYK Just to let you know JW Just wondering K K Okay KK Knock, knock KK Okay, Okay! K8T Katie k/b Keyboard KB Keyboard KB Kick butt (online gaming) KDFU Means Cracking (K) the (D as in Da) *freak* up KEWL Cool KEYA I will key you later KEYME Key me when you get in KFY Kiss for you KIA Know it all KISS Keep it simple, stupid KIT Keep in touch KOC Kiss on cheek KOL Kiss on lips KOTC Kiss on the cheek KOTL Kiss on the lips KNIM Know what I mean? KPC Keeping parents clueless KS Kill then steal (online gaming) KT Katie KUTGW Keep up the good work L2G Like to go? L2G (would) Love to go L2K Like to come l33t Leet, meaning 'elite' L8R Later L8RG8R Later, gator LBAY Laughing back at you LD Later, dude / Long distance LEMENO Let me know LERK Leaving easy reach of keyboard LFG Looking for group (online gaming) LFG Looking for guard (online gaming) LFM Looking for more (online gaming) LGH Lets get high LH6 Lets have sex LHSX Lets have sex LHM Lord help me LHO Laughing head off LIC Like I care LIK Meaning liquor LIMT Laugh in my tummy LMAO Laughing my *a* off LMBO Laughing my butt off LMFAO Laughing my freaking *a* off LMIRL Lets meet in real life LMK Let me know LMNK Leave my name out LOA List of acronyms LOL Laughing out loud LOL Laugh out loud LOL Lots of love LOLH Laughing out loud hysterically LOLO Lots of love LOLWTF Laughing out loud (saying) "What the *freak*?" LOTI Laughing on the inside LOTR Lord of The Rings (online gaming) LQTM Laughing quietly to myself LSHMBH Laugh so hard my belly hurts LSV Language, sex and violence LTD Living the dream LTLWDLS Let's twist like we did last summer LTNS Long time no see LTOD Laptop of death LTS Laughing to self LULT Love you long time LULZ Slang for LOL LVM Left voice mail LWOS Laughing without smiling LY Love ya LYLAS Love you like crazy LYLC Love you like a sis LYSM Love you so much M M8 Mate MC Merry Christmas MEGO My eyes glaze over MEH Meaning a "shrug" or shrugging shoulders MEHH Meaning a "sigh" or sighing MEZ Meaning "mesmerize" (online gaming) MFI Mad for it MGB May God bless MIRL Meet in real life MKAY Meaning "Mmm, okay" MLM Meaning give the middle finger MM Sister (Mandarin Chinese txt msg) MMK Meaning okay? (as a question) MNC Mother nature calls MNSG Mensaje (message in Spanish) MorF Male or female? MOOS Member of the opposite sex MOS Mother over shoulder MOSS Member of same sex MP Mana points (online gaming) MSG Message MTF More to follow MTFBWU May the force be with you MUAH Multiple unsuccessful attempts (at/to) humor MUSM Miss you so much MYO Mind your own (business) MYOB Mind your own business N n00b Newbie N1 Nice one N2M Nothing too much NADT Not a darn thing NALOPKT Not a lot of people know that NANA Not now, no need NBD No big deal NBFAB No bad for a beginner (online gaming) NC Nice crib (online gaming) ND Nice double (online gaming) NE Any NE1 Anyone NFM None for me / Not for me NFM Not for me NFS Need for Speed (online gaming) NFS Not for sale NFW No *freaking* way NFW Not for work NFWS Not for work safe NH Nice hand (online gaming) NIFOC Naked in front of computer NIGI Now I get it NIMBY Not in my back yard NIROK Not in reach of keyboard NLT No later than NM Nothing much NM Never mind NM Nice meld (online gaming) NMH Not much here NMU Not much, you? NO1 No one NOOB Meaning someone who is bad at (online) games NOYB None of your business NP No problem NPC Non-playing character (online gaming) NQT Newly qualified teacher NR Nice roll (online gaming) NRN No response/reply necessary NS Nice score (online gaming) NS Nice split (online gaming) NSA No strings attached NSFW Not safe for work NSISR Not sure if spelled right NT Nice try NTHING Nothing (SMS) NVM Never mind NVR Never NW No way NWO No way out O O4U Only for you O Opponent (online gaming) O Meaning "hugs" O Over OA Online auctions (see more auction abbreviations) OATUS On a totally unrelated subject OB Oh baby OB Oh brother OI Operator indisposed OIC Oh, I see OJ Only joking OL Old lady OM Old man OM Oh, my OMDB Over my dead body OMFG Oh my *freaking* God omfglmaobbqrofl copteriss oh my *freaking* god, laugh my *a* off, owned, roll on floor spinning around I'm so sad OMG Oh my God OMGYG2BK Oh my God, you got to be kidding OMW On my way ONL Online OO Over and out OOC Out of character OOH Out of here OOTD One of these days OOTO Out of the office OP On phone ORLY Oh really? OT Off topic (discussion forums) OTB Off to bed OTFL On the floor laughing OTL Out to lunch OTOH On the other hand OTP On the phone OTT Over the top OTTOMH Off the top of my head OTW Off to work OVA Over OYO On your own P P Partner (online gaming) P2P Parent to parent P2P Peer to peer P2P Pay to play (online gaming) P911 Parents coming into room alert PAT Meaning "patrol" (online gaming) PAW Parents are watching PBOOK Phonebook (e-mail) PC Player character (online gaming) PCM Please call me PDH Pretty darn happy PDS Please don't shoot PDQ Pretty darn quick PEEPS People PFT Pretty *freaking* tight PIC Picture PIP Peeing in pants (laughing hard) PIR Parents in room PISS Put in some sugar PITA Pain in the *butt* PKMN Pokemon (online gaming) PL8 Plate PLD Played PLMK Please let me know PLS Please PLU People like us PLZ Please PM Private Message PMFI Pardon me for interrupting PMFJI Pardon me for jumping in PMSL Pee myself laughing POAHF Put on a happy face POS Parent over shoulder POV Point of view POV Privately owned vehicle (originally used to differentiate an individual's vehicle from a military vehicle) PPL People PPU Pending pick-up PROLLY Probably PROGGY Meaning computer program PRON Meaning pornography PRT Party PRW People/parents are watching PSOS Parent standing over shoulder PSP PlayStation Portable PST Please send tell (online gaming) PTL Praise the Lord PTMM Please tell me more PUG Pick up group (online gaming) PWN Meaning "own" PXT Please explain that PU That stinks! PUKS Pick up kids (SMS) PZ Peace PZA Pizza Q Q Queue QFE Question for everyone QFI Quoted for idiocy QFI Quoted for irony QIK Quick QL Quit laughing QQ (qq) Meaning "crying eyes" QQ Quick question QSL Reply QSO Conversation QT Cutie QTPI Cutie pie R R8 Rate (SMS) RBAY Right back at you RIP Rest in peace RL Real life RLY Really RME Rolling my eyes RMLB Read my lips baby RMMM Read my mail man ROFL Rolling on floor laughing ROFLCOPTER Rolling on floor laughing and spinning around ROFLMAO Rolling on the floor, laughing my *butt* off ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing ROTFLUTS Rolling on the floor laughing unable to speak RS Runescape (online gaming) RSN Real soon now RTBS Reason to be single RTFM Read the *freaking* manual RTFQ Read the *freaking* question RTMS Read the manual, stupid RTNTN Retention (e-mail, Government) RTRCTV Retroactive (e-mail, Government) RTRMT Retirement (e-mail, Government) RTSM Read the stupid manual RTWFQ Read the whole *freaking* question RU Are you? RUMOF Are you male or female? RUT Are u (you) there? RUOK Are you okay? RX Regards RW Real world RX Meaning drugs or prescriptions RYB Read your Bible RYS Read your screen RYS Are you single? S S2R Send to receive (meaning send me your picture to get mine) S2S Sorry to say SAL Such a laugh SBT Sorry 'bout that SC Stay cool SDMB Sweet dreams, my baby SETE Smiling Ear-to-Ear SFAIK So far as I know SH Same here SH^ Shut up SHID Slapping head in disgust SICNR Sorry, I could not resist SIG2R Sorry, I got to run SIHTH Stupidity is hard to take SIMYC Sorry I missed your call SIR Strike it rich SIS Snickering in silence SIT Stay in touch SK8 Skate SK8NG Skating SK8R Skater SK8RBOI Skater Boy SLAP Sounds like a plan SMHID Scratching my head in disbelief SNAFU Situation normal all fouled up SNERT Snot nosed egotistical rude teenager SO Significant other SOAB Son of a *B* SOL Sooner or later SOMY Sick of me yet? SorG Straight or Gay? SOS Meaning help SOS Son of Sam SOT Short of time SOTMG Short of time, must go SOWM Someone with me SPK Speak (SMS) SRSLY Seriously SPST Same place, same time SPTO Spoke to SQ Square SRY Sorry SS So sorry SSDD Same stuff, different day SSIF So stupid it's funny SSINF So stupid it's not funny ST&D Stop texting and drive STFU Shut the *freak* up STR8 Straight STW Search the Web SUITM See you in the morning SUL See you later SUP What's up? SUX Meanings sucks or "it sucks" SWAK Sent (or sealed) with a kiss SWALK Sealed (or sealed) with a loving kiss SWAT Scientific wild *butt* guess SWL Screaming with laughter SWMBO She who must be obeyed. Meaning wife or partner SYL See you later SYS See you soon T T+ Think positive T4BU Thanks for being you T:)T Think happy thoughts TA Thanks a lot TAFN That's all for now TANK Meaning really strong TANKED Meaning "owned" TANKING Meaning "owning" TAM Tomorrow a.m. TAU Thinking about u (you) TAUMUALU Thinking about you miss you always love you TBAG Process of disgracing a corpse, taunting a fragged/killed player (online gaming) TBC To be continued TBD To be determined TBH To be honest TBL Text back later TC Take care TCB Take care of business TCOY Take care of yourself TD Tower defense (online gaming) TDTM Talk dirty to me TFS Thanks for sharing TGIF Thank God it's Friday THX Thanks THT Think happy thoughts THNX Thanks THNQ Thank-you (SMS) TIA Thanks in advance TIAD Tomorrow is another day TIC Tongue-in-cheek TILIS Tell it like it is TLK2UL8R Talk to you later TL Too long TMB Text me back TMI Too much information TMOT Trust me on this TMTH Too much to handle TMWFI Take my word for it TNSTAAFL There's no such thing as a free lunch TNT Til next time TOJ Tears of joy TOS Terms of service TOU Thinking of you TOY Thinking of you TPM Tomorrow p.m. TPTB The powers that be TQ Te quiero / I love you (Spanish SMS) TSNF That's so not fair TSTB The sooner, the better TTFN Ta ta for now TTLY Totally TTTT These things take time TTUL Talk to you later TU Thank you TWSS That's what she said TTG Time to go TTYAFN Talk to you awhile from now TTYL Talk to you later TTYS Talk to you soon TY Thank you TYFC Thank you for charity (online gaming) TYFYC Thank you for your comment TYS Told you so TYT Take your time TYSO Thank you so much TYAFY Thank you and *freak* you TYVM Thank you very much U ^URS Up yours UCMU You crack me up UDI Unidentified drinking injury (meaning bruise, scratch, ache and so on) UDM U (You) da (the) man UDS Ugly domestic scene UFB Un *freaking* believable UFN Until further notice UGTBK You've got to be kidding UKTR You know that's right UL Upload U-L Meaning "You will" UNA Use no acronyms UN4TUN8 Unfortunate UNBLEFBLE Unbelievable UNCRTN Uncertain UNPC Un- (not) politically correct UOK (Are) You ok? UR Your / You're UR2YS4ME You are too wise for me URA* You are a star URH You are hot (U R Hot) URSKTM You are so kind to me URTM You are the man URW You are welcome USBCA Until something better comes along USU Usually UT Unreal Tournament (online gaming) UT2L You take too long UV Unpleasant visual UW You're welcome V VBS Very big smile VEG Very evil grin VFF Very freaking funny VFM Value for money VGC Very good condition VGG Very good game (online gaming) VGH Very good hand (online gaming) VIP Very important person VM Voice mail VN Very nice VNH Very nice hand (online gaming) VRY Very VSC Very soft chuckle VSF Very sad face VWD Very well done (online gaming) W W@ What? W/ With W3 WWW (Web address) W8 Wait WAH Working at home WAJ What a jerk WAM Wait a minute WAN2 Want to? (SMS) WAN2TLK Want to talk WAREZ meaning pirated (illegally gained) software WAS Wait a second WAS Wild *a* guess WAWA Where are we at? WAYF Where are you from? W/B Write back WB Welcome back WBS Write back soon WBU What about you? WC Welcome WC Who cares WCA Who cares anyway W/E Whatever W/END Weekend WE Whatever WEP Weapon (online gaming) WH5 Who, what, when, where, why WIBNI Wouldn't it be nice if WDALYIC Who died and left you in charge WDYK What do you know? WDYT What do you think? WIIFM What's in it for me? WISP Winning is so pleasurable WITP What is the point? WITW What in the world WIU Wrap it up WK Week WKD Weekend WRT With regard to WL Whatta loser W/O Without WOMBAT Waste of money, brains and time WOW World of Warcraft (online gaming) WRK Work WRU@ Where are you at? WRUD What are you doing? WTB Want to buy (online gaming) WTF What the *freak* ? WTFE What the *freak* ever WTFO What the *freak* ?, over. WTG Way to go WTGP Want to go private (talk out of public chat area) WTH What the heck? WTM Who's the man? WTS Want to sell? (online gaming) WTT Want to trade? (online gaming) WU What's up? WUCIWUG What you see is what you get WUF Where are you from? WUP What's up? WUW What u (you) want? WUU2 What are you up to? WWJD What would Jesus do? WWJD What Would Judd Do? (Artist Donald Judd, who was known to do things in his own compulsive way.) WWNC Will wonders never cease WWYC Write when you can WYCM Will you call me? WYD What (are) you doing? WYGAM When you get a minute WYHAM When you have a minute WYLEI When you least expect it WYSIWYG What you see is what you get X X-1-10 Meaning "Exciting" X Kiss X! Meaning "a typical woman" XD Meaning "really hard laugh" (where D is a smiley mouth) XD Meaning a "devilish smile" XME Excuse Me XOXOXO Hugs & Kisses XLNT Excellent XYL Ex-young lady, meaning wife. (amateur radio) XYZ Examine your zipper Y Y? Why? Y Meaning Yawn Y2K You're too kind YA Your YAA Yet another acronym YABA Yet another bloody acronym YARLY Ya, really? YBIC Your brother in Christ YBS You'll be sorry YCDBWYCID You can't do business when your computer is down YCHT You can have them YCLIU You can look it up YCMU You crack me up YF Wife YG Young gentleman YGTBKM You've got to be kidding me YGG You go girl YHBT You have been trolled YHBW You have been warned YHL You have lost YIU Yes, I understand YKW You know what YKWYCD You know what you can do YL Young lady YMMV Your mileage may vary YNK You never know YR Your YR Yeah right YRYOCC You're running your own cuckoo clock YSIC Your sister in Christ YSYD Yeah sure you do YT You there? YTTL You take too long YTG You're the greatest YW You're welcome YWHNB Yes, we have no bananas YWHOL Yelling "woohoo" out loud YWSYLS You win some, you lose some YYSSW Yeah, yeah, sure, sure, whatever Z Z Zero Z Z's are calling (meaning going to bed/sleep) Z Meaning "Said" Z% Zoo ZH Sleeping Hour ZOMG Used in World of Warcraft to mean OMG (Oh My God) ZOT Zero tolerance ZUP Meaning "What's up?" ZZZZ Sleeping (or bored)