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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Credit Chief Slams Free Reports

Wired News: "Equifax's chief executive says he opposes federal legislation that lets consumers obtain a free copy of their credit report to help them monitor financial accounts for fraudulent activity.
CEO Thomas Chapman called the legislation unconstitutional and un-American because it cuts into profits that Equifax and two rival credit reporting agencies -- Experian and TransUnion -- earn from selling credit reports and monitoring services. Equifax maintains credit data on 220 million Americans. The company earned $1.27 billion in revenue last year. "

Starbucks Ice Cream Social

Free Ice Cream from Starbucks

Monday, June 27, 2005

Big, Bad Threats -- RSS and Firefox will be next victims of adware deluge, Webroot's threat-research...

American Marketing Association News: "By the end of the year, spyware programs will triple in number, put Firefox in their sights, and turn to Really Simple Syndication to distribute key loggers and ad spawners. Richard Stiennon, director of threat research at anti-spyware software vendor Webroot Software Inc., presented these and other predictions at the Gartner IT Security Summit earlier this month. "

Poll: Most want U.S. to make sure 'Net safe, but --

American Marketing Association News: "WASHINGTON -- Most Americans believe the government should do more to make the Internet safe, but they don't trust the federal institutions that are largely responsible for creating and enforcing laws online, according to a new industry survey.
People who were questioned expressed concerns over threats from identity theft, computer viruses and unwanted 'spam' e-mails.
But they held low opinions toward Congress and the Federal Trade Commission, which protects consumers against Internet fraud. "

ISPs Attempt to Stop Public Broadband

Yahoo! News: "When tiny north Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it planned to offer affordable high-speed Internet access much the way it does other public services, local attorney Brian Hall was ecstatic. Though Hall could get DSL service from SBC Communications, he says that he found the service unreliable, supplying lower speeds than he expected. But then goliath Time Warner Cable asked a Missouri federal court to block the city's efforts."

Click, download - and pay N.J. 6% ; Senate budget panel would tax 'digital goods'

American Marketing Association News: "New Jersey residents moved a point and click closer to paying a new sales tax when they download music, software, books or just about anything else from the Internet.
A Senate panel agreed Monday to spread the sales tax to 'digital goods' as well as hundreds of other new items and services in an effort to collect $175 million more in taxes each year, a key component in this year's $27.4 billion budget. "

West case shows lack of Internet privacy ; Anonymity no guarantee, even with screen name

American Marketing Association News: "SPOKANE After what Mayor James West called his 'brutal outing' by a newspaper that published transcripts of his conversations from a gay chat room, he complained in an e-mail to the city's commission on race relations.
West asked: 'Should we all fear that our private conversations will be splashed publicly and out of context for all in our sphere to see?'
The answer, Internet privacy advocates say, is 'yes.' "

Identifying Foreigners, Human And Not

American Marketing Association News: "PETS VERSUS PEOPLE. Never let it be said that the world of technology isn't chockablock with irony. At the same time that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff was pushing back plans for the United States to implement a 'biometric passport,' which will incorporate a radio-frequency identification chip that will hold retinal-scan, fingerprint, and other identifying data in order to check the identities of foreigners visiting the country, a Swiss company said it's prepared to offer the biometric technology required for pets to travel in the European Union. In an effort to prevent the spread of rabies in Europe, the EU recently mandated the use of permanent identification for dogs, cats, and ferrets traveling between member countries, according to Sokymat, which identifies itself as 'the world's leading provider of RFID transponders.' Starting last October, traveling pets must bear either a clearly readable tattoo or an electronic ID; in eight years, only the electronic ID system will be valid. "

Liquor Makers Market Luxury

The Tampa Tribune: "


WASHINGTON - Matt Stutts is a government geographer, but that doesn't mean he can't occasionally enjoy a little opulence. He was in the lounge of the voguish Topaz Hotel on a recent weeknight, sitting in front of a plate of chocolate truffles. A band was playing smooth jazz. The air was chilled. Here came a beautiful woman, wearing all black. "

Google's potential expansion into online payments raises intrigue

Post-Gazette.com: "SAN FRANCISCO -- Hoping to build upon the power of its Internet leading search engine, Google Inc. is believed to be developing an online payment system that that would pose a stiff challenge to online auctioneer eBay Inc.'s industry-dominating PayPal service."

Sugary Cereals Peddled to Kids Despite Obesity Epidemic

ABC News: "General Mills - one of the country's largest cereal companies, is launching its largest ad campaign ever, and it is aimed directly at children.
The company's 'Choose Breakfast' campaign with commercials just 10 seconds long, simply promotes the benefits of eating breakfast. "

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Clubtix : Ibiza clubbing, tickets and more...

Clubtix : Ibiza clubbing, tickets and more... - 4th of July weekend in Ibiza

: : GlobalGathering.2005 | UK : :

: : GlobalGathering.2005 | UK : : - Ok.... Here's my Vacation.

Sasha (DJ) - Official Store: Music Department

Sasha (DJ) - Official Store: Music Department - new cd out!

Ibiza Spotlight: hotels, beaches, nightlife, news, restaurants, property

Ibiza Spotlight: hotels, beaches, nightlife, news, restaurants, property - nice website.

Ibiza Party Calendar for August - all the dates and all the DJs

Ibiza Party Calendar for August - all the dates and all the DJs

One of the Ibiza Flyers

Vacation times?

Cutting Edge dance music, club culture and DJ technology - Charts

DJ Magazine: : "The Hype Chart is compiled fortnightly - alongside the Club Chart and the Beats & Breaks Chart - exclusively for DJmag by Gordon Knott. Email your chart returns regularly to: djchart@mistral.co.uk"

Friday, June 24, 2005

AdJab

AdJab - great Advertising weblog.

blog #4?

paisley

Supplements for Depression, Teen Depression, Anger Management - Attitude Adjustment

: "Attitude Adjustment is an all-natural alternative for anger management, anxiety relief, depression help and stress management."

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Podcasting stuff coming soon | PR University

Podcasting stuff coming soon | PR University

Ezines vs Blogs and RSS | PR University

Ezines vs Blogs and RSS | PR University

More on podcasting | PR University

More on podcasting | PR University

The Blog Test: Should My Company Set Up a Blog

Here are some of the important questions companies should ask themselves before they start a blog. A key consideration is whether your blog has the 'DNA' for setting up a blog:


Are we a �Listening� Culture?
Are we open and comfortable with honest feedback, and can we actually handle and manage it?
How critical is �stakeholder� management to brand building and corporate reputation?
Is Our Company/Brand Committed to Transparency?
Is our category disproportionately being shaped by external perceptions on the internet?
What is the morale, motivation, and commitment of our employees"

PRESSfeed: An RSS Syndication Service

PRESSfeed: An RSS Syndication Service

World Peace Herald

World Peace Herald

E-Commerce News: E-Commerce: Catching 'Click Fraud' Online

E-Commerce News: E-Commerce: Catching 'Click Fraud' Online

Study Bolsters Blog-Related PR Practices

Study Bolsters Blog-Related PR Practices: "The trend toward PR agencies setting up blog-specific practices got a boost this week, as a new study found that more than half of journalists use blogs in the course of their work. "

ninetyninezeros - Mark Jen's Life After Google

ninetyninezeros - Mark Jen's Life After Google - Mark Jen's Blog

plaxoed! � Plaxo�s Communication (Blogging) Policy [Mark Jen�s life @ Plaxo]

plaxoed! � Plaxo�s Communication (Blogging) Policy [Mark Jen�s life @ Plaxo]

BillyCorgan.com

BillyCorgan.com

What can a blog do for your company?

What can a blog do for your company?
thought leadership
industry news source
customer interaction
faster news circulation
access to and visibility with journalists
search engine optimization
When you decide which is most important you can evlauate the features of each platform.
If you want fast search engine visibility and thought leadership, a platform like Myst will work well.
If customer interaction and comment is the major goal a platform like Wordpress or Typepad is good.
Blog platforms:
Blogger.com
Wordpress
MSN Spaces
Low cost
Type pad
Blogsite (Myst)"

Quick Tips to Wake Up The CEO About Blogs

"Quick Tips to Wake Up The CEO About Blogs

1. Share blog buzz about a new product launch

Rationale: Senior executives obsess with any 'new news' related to new product launch. That's where the big investment dollars are going.

2. Monitor Search Results For High-Impact Blog Entries against General or Specific Searches About Your Brand/Company

Rationale: Advertising works. If a blogger writes a nastygram about your company and it shows up first when folks type in your company name, that's bad news.

3. Aggregate Media / Analysts References to Bloggers

Rationale: Senior executives will jump through hoops if they believe analyst/media perceptions are being shaped by another influencer. Blog content is increasingly being quoted by media writers and financial analysts, even regulators. Most senior executives currently don't understand this. "

developerWorks : Blogs : James Snell

developerWorks : Blogs : James Snell: "As has been reported on a variety of blogs around the net, IBM today is publishing an announcement on its Intranet site encouraging all 320,000+ employees world wide to consider engaging actively in the practice of 'blogging'. This move follows several years of persistent grassroots efforts by an informal community of IBM bloggers. Technical leaders like Sam Ruby, Grady Booch, Robert Sutor and business leaders like Ed Brill and Catherine Helzerman have played a very significant role in this effort by providing excellent models for other IBMers to follow. Behind the scenes, a small handful of technical innovators developed and deployed an internal blogging service that has grown in a period of just 18 months to just shy of 9,000 registered users spanning 65 countries, 3,097 individual blogs, 1,358 of which are considered active, with a total of 26,203 entries and comments -- all of which has been put together strictly through word-of-mouth promotion. And it's still just a pilot. Externally, IBM's developerWorks site is now host to 20+ blogs focused on a variety of developer-focused topics including emerging technologies, open source, the PowerPC architecture, SOA, autonomic computing, industry standards, and so on."

XML Watch: Planet Blog

XML Watch: Planet Blog

The Mossberg Solution -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.

The Mossberg Solution -- Personal Technology from The Wall Street Journal.: "The hottest phenomenon on the Internet is blogging, the publication by ordinary people of Web sites that are updated frequently with entries on all manner of topics. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, eight million American adults said they had created blogs by the end of 2004, but a whopping 62% of Americans still didn't know what a blog was. Both numbers have changed fast this year. The number of blogs has doubled, at least, as knowledge of them spreads"

Part 2: New PR Technologies in Action | PR University

Part 2: New PR Technologies in Action | PR University - the person that had a blog effect his job status at google was one of the featured speaker now works at address book global giant plaxo and some dude that is the guru for blogs at IBM.

Why blogging is the utimate PR tool.

iaocblog ::

PR OPPORTUNITY OR PR NIGHTMARE? - expansion plus

CORPORATE BLOG

Treehugger: Wolfgang Puck Disposable Instant-hot Latte

: "So California company OnTech spent 7 years and 24 million bucks to develop a coffee can filled with quicklime so that you can have a hot latte in seven minutes. Its market: 'the people who want to have hot coffee in their car without going anywhere or cooking anything at home' says OnTech Prez Jonathan Weisz."

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Wired News: Chinese Blogger Slams Microsoft

Wired News: Chinese Blogger Slams Microsoft: "SHANGHAI, China -- Twenty-eight floors above the traffic-choked streets of China's most wired city, blogger and tech entrepreneur Isaac Mao sums up his opinion of Microsoft and its treatment of the Chinese bloggers with one word. 'Evil,' says Mao. 'Internet users know what's evil and what's not evil, and MSN Spaces is an evil thing to Chinese bloggers.'"

Friday, June 17, 2005

Now That's Exertainment!

Wired News: "Time was, the only video games kids got to play in school were educational titles like the Western-settlement simulator Oregon Trail.
But now, the school district in Redlands, California, is planning to put PlayStation in the classroom in a big way by adding 'exertainment' -- exercise plus entertainment -- to its usual physical-education curriculum. "

i like my job.

Google Error


I love Google's sense of humor.

Your ISP as Net watchdog

CNET News.com: "The U.S. Department of Justice is quietly shopping around the explosive idea of requiring Internet service providers to retain records of their customers' online activities. "

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Pam has a blog now...

Lake Ray

ReserveDiving.com - Scuba Diving, Scuba Diving Packages, Scuba Diving trips in Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa Del Carmen Mexico.

ReserveDiving.com - Scuba Diving, Scuba Diving Packages, Scuba Diving trips in Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa Del Carmen Mexico.: "ReserveDiving's mission is to become the leading scuba diver reservation network. Through partnerships with leading dive operators at the most popular diving destinations around the world, ReserveDiving will provide scuba divers the ability to quickly and efficiently reserve diving and compare dive operator prices, qualities, and amenities. By offering a best rate guarantee, ReserveDiving scuba diving consumers can be assured the rates they receive will not be beat."

Create RSS Feeds, Edit and Publish News Feeds with Software

Create RSS Feeds, Edit and Publish News Feeds with Software

CMP Media Press Releases

CMP Media Press Releases: "1999"

Technique

Technique

Technology Innovation Group

Technology Innovation Group

CapRock Launches Disaster Recovery Service Just in Time for Hurricane Season

Satellite Package Provides Complete Portable Voice & Data Communications

HOUSTON — June 15, 2005 — Hurricane season has officially started, and CapRock Communications is ready to help businesses and emergency response teams weather the storms. The leading provider of global satellite communications has launched a pre-packaged communication service program designed specifically for the 2005 hurricane season. Designed for disaster relief agencies, public utilities, hospitals and any business in the affected region, the self contained “DR-250” communications package includes all the equipment and service needed to get back online with both telephone and broadband data services, immediately after the storm.

“Last year the gulf coast was hit three times in the same hurricane season, knocking out power and communications from Florida to Texas for weeks at a time” said David Myers, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for CapRock. “For many organizations that kind of downtime can put you out of business. With the National Weather Service predicting 7-9 hurricanes in US waters this season, we have had tremendous inquiries into emergency back-up communication services. To make it easier to find that peace of mind, we developed the DR-250 satellite communications service.”

CapRock’s DR-250 package is a complete portable business communications kit that includes a trailer-mounted satellite antenna, integrated satellite networking gateway, uninterruptible power supply, telephones, and facsimile. The equipment package provides direct access to the public telephone network and always-on broadband Internet access with speeds up to 256 kbps. For a one-time fee, the system is reserved and kept on stand-by for each specific customer, for the duration of the hurricane season. The reservation guarantees that, in the event of a storm, the system is ready and waiting to re-establish communications, wherever the customer needs it. If deployed, the customer pays a flat rate monthly fee for as long as they need to use the equipment. Once normal communications is restored, the customer returns the equipment, with no further obligation. The DR-250 package is currently available for reservation and deployment anywhere in the continental United States. CapRock can develop custom solutions for international applications.

“Businesses and emergency response teams preparing for the storm season have plenty of things to worry about.” added Myers, “With our new DR-250 satellite service program, a backup communications system doesn’t have to be one of them.”


About CapRock Communications
CapRock Communications is the premier satellite communications provider for the off-shore oilfield, maritime, construction, and mining industries, as well as for disaster relief and government applications. By offering complete managed telecommunications solutions in the world’s harshest and most hard-to-reach environments, CapRock has earned a reputation as the one to call when reliability matters. The company utilizes the latest field proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable communication services for broadband networking, real-time video and digital telephony. “Best of breed” partnerships, technical expertise and a robust self owned and operated global infrastructure enable CapRock to deliver on its promise to be the market’s reliability leader. More information about CapRock is available at www.caprock.com.

Top Stories | SEO-PR

Top Stories | SEO-PR

Writing the codes on blogs / Companies figure out what's OK, what's not in online realm

Writing the codes on blogs / Companies figure out what's OK, what's not in online realm

tompeters! management consulting leadership training development project management

tompeters! management consulting leadership training development project management

SAP - SAP Community - Executive Blogs

SAP - SAP Community - Executive Blogs

Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog

Jonathan Schwartz's Weblog

IABC Caf�

IABC Caf�

Charlene Li's Blog

Charlene Li's Blog

Seth's Blog

Seth's Blog

Alan Meckler

Alan Meckler

Feedster (sf) :: RSS Search Engine

Feedster (sf) :: RSS Search Engine

Welcome to PubSub

Welcome to PubSub

Forbes.com: Best Media Blogs

Forbes.com: Best Media Blogs

Al Bredenberg VoIP & CRM Blog: A Pitch for Mobile Device Security

Al Bredenberg VoIP & CRM Blog: A Pitch for Mobile Device Security

Intelliseek's BlogPulse

Intelliseek's BlogPulse

Bulldog Reporter's Media Relations HQ

Bulldog Reporter's Media Relations HQ

Part 1: Understanding the Power of New PR Technologies

PR University

Monday, June 13, 2005

Jimmy Buffett's stolen cell phone causes chaos for stars

SouthFlorida.com: "Hollywood celebrities are rushing to change their phone numbers after singer Jimmy Buffett's cell phone fell into the wrong hands.

Buffett, 57, accidentally left his phone in a Florida restaurant on May 29, and although the device has been recovered, the memory card which holds numbers belonging to stars such as Michael Douglas, George Clooney, Harrison Ford and Bill Gates, is still missing."

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Dallas Ad League - AdRoast

Dallas Ad League - AdRoast: "Keith Reinhard, chairman of DDB Worldwide and a recognized leader in the national and international advertising community, will be �roasted� at the Dallas Advertising League�s Sixth Annual AdRoast� on June 9. "

Monday, June 06, 2005

Citi notifies 3.9 million customers of lost data

MSNBC.com: "NEW YORK - CitiFinancial, the consumer finance division of Citigroup Inc., said Monday it has begun notifying some 3.9 million U.S. customers that computer tapes containing information about their accounts including Social Security numbers and payment histories have been lost."

Apple Switching to Intel Chips?

Wired News: "SAN FRANCISCO -- A stormy, decade-long relationship between Apple Computer and IBM is over, according to published reports. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is expected to announce Monday morning at the company's software developers' conference in San Francisco that Apple will discontinue using microprocessor chips made by IBM in favor of Intel chips, according to CNET's News.com and The Wall Street Journal.
Officials from Apple, Intel and International Business Machines could not be reached Sunday to confirm the report."

The Online Poker State

Wired: "The North Dakota state legislature is an informal affair. Members proudly consider themselves 'citizen-legislators,' which is to say, no one quits their day job after being elected. They make do without benefit of a staff, or even an office. In North Dakota, legislators fetch their own coffee and eat butterscotch-dipped Rice Krispies Treats, a local specialty. "

Laptops for Kids With No Power

Wired News: "Giving laptops to school kids has been a big hit in the United States, but an ambitious plan to sell millions of cheap notebooks to children in developing countries may be more challenging, experts warn. Many need electricity more than laptops.
Nicholas Negroponte, chairman and founder of MIT's Media Lab, is planning to provide several hundred million kids in developing countries their own rugged, internet- and multimedia-capable $100 laptops. "

Skype Takes VOIP Upscale

Wired News: "STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The company that makes the Skype software that lets internet users call one another for free anywhere in the world is launching two premium services, as the number of downloads topped 100 million on Friday.
SkypeIn and Skype Voicemail are built into the latest version of the software, available for the Linux, Mac OS, Pocket PC and Windows platforms, Skype Technologies said Friday."

A Tale of Two Hackers

Wired News: "SYDNEY, Australia -- Lapping up the sunshine outside a downtown cafe, Kevin Mitnick is apprehensive. He never asked to be the world's high-profile convicted computer criminal, he says, and he's sick of media interviews dwelling on his criminal past.
'But ... that's how you make your money,' says Alexis Kasperavicius, Mitnick's longtime friend, business partner and one-time co-conspirator. "

Friday, June 03, 2005

Israelis Nab Computer Spies

Wired News: "JERUSALEM -- Eighteen people have been arrested in one of Israel's largest industrial espionage schemes, police said Sunday, charging that business executives and private investigators used sophisticated software to infiltrate competitors' computers. "

Hackers plot to create massive botnet

The Register: "Computer Associates has warned of a co-ordinated malware attack (CMA) described as among the most sophisticated yet unleashed on the net. The attack involves three different Trojans � Glieder, Fantibag and Mitglieder � in a co-ordinated assault designed to establish a huge botnet under the control of hackers. CA reckons that access to the compromised PCs is for sale on a black market, at prices as low as five cents per PC."

ReserveDiving.com - Scuba Diving, Scuba Diving Packages, Scuba Diving trips in Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa Del Carmen Mexico.

ReserveDiving.com - Scuba Diving, Scuba Diving Packages, Scuba Diving trips in Cancun, Cozumel, and Playa Del Carmen Mexico.: "ReserveDiving's mission is to become the leading scuba diver reservation network. Through partnerships with leading dive operators at the most popular diving destinations around the world, ReserveDiving will provide scuba divers the ability to quickly and efficiently reserve diving and compare dive operator prices, qualities, and amenities. By offering a best rate guarantee, ReserveDiving scuba diving consumers can be assured the rates they receive will not be beat."

MSN Snared in Korean Booby-Trap

Wired News: "WASHINGTON -- Microsoft acknowledged Thursday that hackers booby-trapped its popular MSN website in South Korea to try to steal passwords from visitors. The company said it was unclear how many internet users might have been victimized.
Microsoft said it cleaned the website and removed the dangerous code that unknown hackers had added earlier this week. A spokesman, Adam Sohn, said Microsoft was confident its English-language sites were not vulnerable to the same type of attack. "

Google personalization

Google adds personalization to Google Home page.

Six Steps For SOX Compliance

Insurance Networking News: "June 1, 2005 - What are the most important IT considerations for complying with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002? By July 15, all U.S. companies under $75 million in annual revenue must demonstrate they know the answer to that question, because that's the deadline for complying with Section 404. "

1,500 online forms at risk - Prescription requests were made via Web, UPMC says

post-gazette.com: "Over the course of two years, more than 1,500 prescription requests were submitted to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center by way of an online form that collected names and Social Security numbers but lacked basic security protections."

Convergence or collision?

Infoconomy: "The convergence of fixed and mobile communications networks is almost a reality. But service providers have yet to work out how it will be paid for."

MARCH BREAK-IN: Stolen DMV materials found

reviewjournal.com : "Personal data on thousands of Nevadans, missing since a brazen smash-and-grab at a state driver's license bureau in March, reappeared just as suddenly this week in neatly packed boxes atop a Las Vegas building. "

Hacker stole password to raid bank account

INSIDE JoongAng Daily: "June 04, 2005 �� A 20-year-old high school dropout who found a way to hack into the computers of unsuspecting citizens managed to steal Internet banking passwords that enabled him to transfer 50 million won ($50,000) out of one Seoul woman's account, the police reported yesterday.
The man, now under arrest, developed software that, once installed through a simple ruse, gave him the power to monitor another's computer secretly. "

Stalking Small Business

FORTUNE SMALL BUSINESS : "Tech vendors view the small-business market as one vast opportunity. But there are 23.7 million small firms in the U.S. alone, according to the SBA. Getting a handle on all those customers is no easy task. We culled data from many sources to create this small-business snapshot, including an exclusive FSB-Zogby Interactive survey of more than 2,000 entrepreneurs nationwide. The results may surprise you. "

Whining about wine

Food Productrion Daily: "France is a fading power in the world of wine. And will continue to be, until it turns its face towards a globe where consumers buy what they know. "

Internet travel sites are pushed to hustle

The New York Times
: "When online companies feel compelled to point out that they are still growing faster than their off-line counterparts, you know times have changed"

FACE IT: THERE IS NO 'SAFE' WEB BROWSER

American Marketing Association News: Netscape's turn from wonderful to woeful last week set a new Internet speed record for embarrassment.
Hours after the once-proud Web browser's Version 8 upgrade hit the streets, it limped back into the garage for an overhaul. Turns out the new browser had old parts from a rival browser, Firefox, and those parts were faulty. The flaws allowed dishonest types to sneak into computers through online connections and snatch user passwords and other personal information. "

Rebuilt, repaired, ruined Battered beaches still battling Ivan devastation

American Marketing Association News: "The water is still clear and emerald-blue, and the beaches are probably cleaner than they have been in years.
But what's behind the beaches may make a difference in whether people go on vacation along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts this summer and if they go, where they go. A lot of damaged buildings remain. Construction and remodeling activity buzz everywhere, and many businesses and restaurants have reopened or promise to do so shortly. "

Here's a real beef with ad campaign

The Daily News, Jacksonville NC: "In a decision that seemed to twist logic unmercifully to arrive at a prescribed conclusion, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday declared that those ads promoting 'Beef: It's what's for dinner' are not the work of an industry council promoting their product, but are in fact 'government speech.'"

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

CapRock Named One of Houston’s Top Private Companies

HOUSTON — May 31, 2005 —The Houston Chronicle has ranked CapRock Communications, a global provider of satellite communications services, as one of the top private companies headquartered in Houston. The list is based on company revenue, growth and employee base.

“This is a tremendous honor and a validation of the quality and dedication of our people,” said CapRock CEO Peter Shaper. “Our success in driving global and vertical market expansion over the past few years has enabled CapRock to become a true world-class organization. We have our sights set even higher as we look forward.”

CapRock Communications has expanded substantially over the past several years, now offering satellite communications on a worldwide basis. That tremendous expansion has allowed the company to serve clients in a variety of vertical markets with facilities in remote locations including energy, maritime, construction, mining, government and military. CapRock’s unparalleled ability to provide highly reliable “mission critical” communications even in the most remote and harsh of locations has fostered its dramatic expansion.


Founded in Houston in 1981, CapRock has grown into a global company with nearly 400 employees worldwide and teleports and international offices located in Aberdeen, Scotland, Macae, Brazil and Jakarta, Indonesia, as well as regional support offices in New Orleans and Lafayette. CapRock’s growth is exemplified by its state of the art, 62,000 square foot headquarters facility in Houston, which opened in March 2004. The building houses engineering, operations, sales and marketing, and executive/administration offices, as well as one of the company’s two 24x7 network operations centers which allows CapRock to monitor and control customer networks worldwide, 365 days a year.

About CapRock Communications
CapRock Communications is the premier satellite communications provider for the off-shore oilfield, maritime, construction, and mining industries, as well as for disaster relief and government applications. By offering complete managed telecommunications solutions in the world’s harshest and most hard-to-reach environments, CapRock has earned a reputation as the one to call when reliability matters. The company utilizes the latest field proven satellite technologies to deliver highly reliable communication services for broadband networking, real-time video and digital telephony. “Best of breed” partnerships, technical expertise and a robust self owned and operated global infrastructure enable CapRock to deliver on its promise to be the market’s reliability leader. More information about CapRock is available at www.caprock.com.

Storm Brews Over 'Safe Harbor' in Breach Bills

eWeek: "Spurred by the ongoing flood of sensitive data breaches this spring, nearly a dozen states may have breach notification laws on their books by summer. In turn, makers of security software and companies in several other industries are pressuring Capitol Hill for a federal law pre-empting the states' measures."

E-Mail Security: The Human Factor

Technology News: "Prepare for the possible future disclosure of e-mail communication in a non-contextual atmosphere. In a 2004 study, 21 percent of employers reported that they had had employee e-mail and instant messages subpoenaed for a lawsuit or regulatory investigation. Be aware often e-mail is written in a type of 'corporate shorthand.'"

Feds beset by wireless security problems

SearchSecurity.com: "Federal agencies are acquiring wireless technology almost by accident by failing to track government-issued laptops and other mobile devices and therefore applying inadequate safeguards to secure them. One result: signal leakage. "

Is Microsoft outsmarting Symbian with mobile security?

ZDNet Australia: News: Software: "Microsoft's operating system for 'smart phones', the Windows Mobile Phone Edition, is more secure and more efficient than the Symbian platform, which could help the Redmond giant take control of the enterprise smart phone market. "

The Ultimate Mobile Device: Your Car

Mobile Pipeline : "As a pioneer in the field of computer security, Dr. Kenneth Weiss is used to devising scenarios that solve problems and push the limits of technology. So, naturally, his two Massachusetts estates are 'smart homes,' each loaded with high-tech gear that controls everything from the lights and security to the hot tub. "

FBI Probes Theft of Justice Dept. Data

Washington Post: "The FBI is investigating the theft of a laptop computer containing travel account information for as many as 80,000 Justice Department employees, but it is unclear how much personal data are at risk of falling into the wrong hands."

Viruses Finding Way To Cell Phones

abc7news.com: "Just when you thought you'd found the cure to the common computer virus, a new and more sinister strain is creeping up - and it's not stopping at your computer. How do you protect yourself? "

Bagle virus peril in empty e-mail

BBC NEWS | Technology : "Another variant of the computer virus, Bagle, has quickly been making its way across the net, say security experts. "

ROFL, LOL, Netspeak for newbies

$0.02 - Throwing in your two cent's worth
? - Please explain
?4U - Question for you
1FTR - One For The Road
24/7 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
2L8 - Too Late
2U2 - To you too
3D - Three-Dimensional
404 - I haven't a clue (error message 404, address not found)
^5 - High Five
A/S/L - Age/Sex/Location
A/S/L/P - Age/Sex/Location/Picture
AA - Alcoholics Anonymous
AAA - Any Advice Appreciated
AAMOF - As A Matter Of Fact
ADGR - Any Donations Gratefully Received
ADN - Any Day Now
AFAIAA - As Far As I Am Aware
AFAIC - As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAICT - As Far As I Can Tell
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFAIR - As Far As I Recall
AFAIUI - As Far As I Understand It
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AGAN - As Good As New
AI - As If
AIC - Ain't It Cool
AISB - As I Said Before
AISI - As I See It
AIUI - As I Understand It
AIW - As It Were
AKA - Also Known As
ALOIA - A Lot Of It Anyway
AMAP - As Many/Much As Possible
AMF - Adios, MotherF'r or Adios, My Friend
AMIGA - A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction
ANAWFOS - And Now A Word From Our Sponsor
APAC - All Praise And Credit
APITN - A Pain In The Neck
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASWGAFF - Ask Someone Who Gives A Flying F-!
ATB - All The Best
ATM - At The Moment
ATS - Across The Street
ATTN - Attention
ATTYO - Anything That Turns You On
AWCIGO - And Where Can I Get One?
AWGTHTGTTA? - Are We Going To Have To Go Through This Again?
AWHFY - Are We Having Fun Yet?
AWOL - Absent WithOut Leave
AYT? - Are You There?



B2B - Business-to-Business
B2C - Business-to-Consumer
B4 - Before
B4N - Bye For Now
BA - Bedroom Activity
BAC - By Any Chance
BAC - Back At Computer
BAD - Broken As Designed
BAK - Back At Keyboard
BAMF - Bad Assed MotherF'r
BASIC - Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control
BAY - Back At You
BBFN - Bye Bye For Now
BBIAB - Be Back In A Bit
BBIAF - Be Back In A Few
BBL - Be Back Later
BBN - Bye Bye Now
BBR - Burnt Beyond Repair
BBS - Be Back Soon
BBS - Bulletin Board System
B/C - Because
BC - Basket Case or Be Cool
BCC - Blind Carbon Copy
BCNU - Be Seein' You
BEG - Big Evil Grin
BF - Boyfriend
BFD - Big F'ing Deal
BFG - Big Friendly Giant or Big F'ing Gun
BFH - Big F'ing Hammer
BFI - Brute Force and Ignorance
BFMI - Brute Force and Massive Ignorance
BFN - Bye For Now
BFOG - Blouse Full Of Goodies
BG - Big Grin
BIBO - Beer In, Beer Out
BIC - Best In Class
BIF - Basis In Fact
BIL - Brother-In-Law
BION - Believe It Or Not
BIOYIOP - Blow It Out Your I/O Port
BIOYA - Blow It Out Your Ass
BITD - Beaten It To Death
BKA - Better Known As
BMF - Bad MotherF'r
BMOC - Big Man On Campus
BMTIPG - Brilliant Minds Think In Parallel Gutters
BNF - Big Name Fan
BOC - But Of Course
BOF - Birds Of a Feather
BOFH - Bastard (system) Operator From Hell
BOHICA - Bend Over, Here It Comes Again
BOS - Big Orange Switch
BOT - Back On Topic
BOTE - Back Of The Envelope
BRB - Be Right Back
BRS - Big Red Switch
BS - Bull S***
BSEG - Big S*** Eating Grin
BSF - But Seriously Folks
BSG - Big Smiling Grin or Broad Sweeping Generalisation
BSOD - Blue Screen Of Death (error message)
BTA - But Then Again
BTAICBW - But Then Again I Could Be Wrong
BTAIM - Be That As It May
BTDT - Been There, Done That
BTL - Better Than Life
BTO - Build/Built To Order or Big Time Operator
BTOBD - Be There Or Be Dead
BTSOOM - Beats The S*** Out Of Me
BTTH - Boot To The Head
BTTT - Back To The Top
BTW - By The Way
BUAF - Butt Ugly ASCII Font
^BUMP^ - Bring Up My Post (sending topic back to the top)
BWL - Bursting With Laughter
BWQ - BuzzWord Quotient
BWTG - Big Way To Go
BY - Busy
BYKT - But You Knew That
BYKTA - But You Knew That Already
BYOB - Bring Your Own Bottle
BYOH - Bat You On the Head



C&G - Chuckle and Grin
C/O - Care Of
CAB - Cheap Ass Bastard/Bitch
CADET - Can't Add, Doesn't Even Try
CB - Call Back
CC - Carbon Copy
CE - Creative Editing
CF - Charlie Foxtrot; Cluster F'd (meaning similar to SNAFU)
CFD - Call For Discussion
CFV - Call For Votes
CHUR - See How You Are
CICO - Coffee In, Coffee Out
CID - Consider It Done
CID - Crying In Disgrace
CIO - Check It Out
CL - Cross Link
CLAB - Crying Like A Baby
CM - Call Me
CMIIW - Correct Me If I'm Wrong
CNP - Continued (in my) Next Post
CO - COnference
COD - Cash On Delivery
Cof$ - Church of Scientology
CP - Chat Post
CPF? - Can Pigs Fly?
CRAFT - Can't Remember A F'ing Thing
CRBT - Crying Real Big Tears
CRPG - Character/Computer Role-Playing Game
CRS - Can't Remember S***
CS - Cop Shop (police station)
CS - Customer Service/Support
CSG - Chuckle, Snicker, Grin
CTTD - Cute Things They Do
CTTS - Cute Things They Say
CU - See You
CUL - See You Later
CUL8R - See You Later
CUOP - Catch Up On Posts
CWOT - Complete Waste Of Time
CWYL - Chat With You Later
CYA - See You
CYA - Cover Your Ass
CYAL8R - See You Later
CYL - See You Later
CYM - Check Your Mail



DAY - Dreamed About You
DBA - Doing Business As
DBL - Don't Be Long
DBN - Doing Business - Not!
DC - Distributed Computing
DD - Darling Daughter
DDG - Drop Dead Gorgeous
DDI - Don't Do It
DEU - Dumb End User
DFU - Don't Forget Units
DGUTDJ - Don't Give Up The Day Job
DHB - Don't Hurry Back
DIGAD - Do I Give A Damn?
DIIK - Damned If I Know
DIL - Daughter-In-Law
DILLIGAF - Does It Look Like I Give A F***?
DIY - Do It Yourself
DK - Don't Know
DKU - Drop Kick Ugly
DL or D/L - Download
DLG - Devilish Little Grin
DLTBBB - Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
DNA - Did Not Answer
DNPM - Darn Near P'd Myself
DOA - Dead On Arrival
DOB - Date/Day Of Birth
DOM - Dirty Old Man
DQM - Don't Quote Me
DRA - Don't Recognise Acronyms
DS - Darling Son
DTD - Document Type Definition
DTM? - Does That Mean?
DTOKAB - Drop To One Knee And Blow
DTP - DeskTop Publishing
DTRT - Do The Right Thing
DUCWIC - Do you see What I see?
DUK - Dead Upon Keyboard
DWBH - Don't Worry, Be Happy
DWIM - Do What I Mean
DWISNWID - Do What I Say, Not What I Do
DYE - Damn Your Eyes!
DYHWIH - Do You Hear What I Hear?
DYJHIW - Don't You Just Hate It When
DYSWIS - Do You See What I See?


E2EG - Ear to Ear Grin
EAK - Eating At Keyboard
ED - Emotionally Disturbed
EDP - Emotionally Disturbed Person
EG - Evil Grin
EIF - Exercise In Futility
EMS - E-Mail Shorthand
EMSG - Email Message
EOB - End Of Business
EOD - End Of Discussion
EOF - End Of File
EOL - End Of Lecture
EOM - End Of Matter/Message
EOT - End Of Thread (i.e. don't reply to this message)
ES&D - Eat S*** and Die
ESOSL - Endless Snorts Of Stupid Laughter
ESP - ESPecially
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
ETD - Estimated Time of Departure
ETLA - Extended Three Letter Acronym



F2F - Face to Face
FAO - For Attention Of
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FC - Fingers Crossed
FEIYD - ForEver In Your Debt
FFS - For F's Sake
FISH - First In, Still Here
FITB - Fill In The Blank_________
FNAR - For No Apparent Reason
FNAR - (expression used to indicate a double entendre)
FOAD - F*** Off And Die
FOAF - Friend Of A Friend
FOC - Free Of Charge
FOFL - Falling On Floor Laughing
FOS - Full Of S***
FOTCL - Falling Off The Chair Laughing
FOTW - Flags Of The World
FOTW - Flame Of The Week
FR - For Real
FTBOMH - From The Bottom Of My Heart
FTF - Face To Face
FTL - Follow The Link
FTTT - From Time To Time
FTW - F*** The World
FUBAR - F'd Up Beyond All Recognition /Repair
FUD - (spreading) Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FX - Effects
FYA - For Your Amusement
FYE - For Your Entertainment
FYEO - For Your Eyes Only
FYI - For Your Information


< G > - Grin (add < > for bigger grins)
G2G - Got to Go
GA - Go Ahead
GAC - Get A Clue
GAFIA - Get Away From It All
GAG - Get A Grip
GAL - Get A Life
GAS - Greetings And Salutations
GBH - Great Big Hug or Grievous Bodily Harm
GF - Girlfriend
GFN - Gone For Now
GG - Good Game
GGL - Giggle
GIGO - Garbage In, Garbage Out
GIWIST - Gee, I Wish I'd Said That
GJ - Good Job
GL - Good Luck
GLGH - Good Luck and Good Hunting
GM - Good Move
GMTA - Great Minds Think Alike
GOLL - Getting/Got One Long List
GR&D - Grinning, Running and Ducking
GTG - Got To Go
GTH - Go To Him/Her
GTH - Go To Hell
GTSY - Glad To See You
GYPO - Get Your Pants Off


< H > - Hug
H&K - Hugs and Kisses
HAGD - Have A Good Day
HAGN - Have A Good Night
HAGO - Have A Good One
HAND - Have A Nice Day
HB - Hurry Back or Hug Back
HF - Have Fun
HH - Holding Hands
HHIS - Hanging Head In Shame
HHOJ - Ha Ha, Only Joking
HHOK - Ha Ha, Only Kidding
HHOS - Ha Ha, Only Serious
HIWTH - Hate It When That Happens
HOAS - Hold On A Second
HSH - Home Sweet Home
HTH - Hope This/That Helps
HWISTKT - How Was I Supposed To Know That



IAC - In Any Case
IAE - In Any Event
IAGW - In A Good Way
IANAL - I Am Not A Lawyer
IBALD - It's Been A Long Day
IBM - Inadequate Business Management
IC - I See
ICBW - I Could Be Wrong
ICQ - I Seek You
ICYDK - In Case You Didn't Know
IDGI - I Don't Get It
IDK - I Don't Know
IDTT - I'll Drink To That!
IFU - I F'd Up
IGP - I Gotta Pee
IIDKB - If I Didn't Know Better
IIRC - If I Remember Correctly
IIWY - If I Were You
IK - I Know
IKWYM - I Know What You Mean
ILU - I Love you
ILY - I Love You
IM - Instant Message
IMAO - In My Arrogant Opinion
IMCO - In My Considered Opinion
IME - In My Experience
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNERHO - In My Not Even Remotely Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
INC - INCluding or INClusive
INPO - In No Particular Order
IOH - I'm Outta Here
IOW - In Other Words
IPN - I'm Posting Naked
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IRL - In Real Life
IRMC - I Rest My Case
IRO - In Region Of
IS - I'm Sorry
ISC - I Stand Corrected
ISDN - It Still Does Nothing
ISP - Internet Service Provider
ISTM - It Seems To Me
ISTR - I Seem To Recall
ISWYM - I See What You Mean
ITRO - In The Region Of
ITRW - In The Real World
IWALU - I Will Always Love You
IWBNI - It Would Be Nice If
IYKWIM - If You Know What I Mean
IYO - In Your Opinion


J/K - Just Kidding
J/P - Just Playing
JAM - Just A Minute
JASE - Just Another System Error
JAT - Just A Thought
JAVA - Just Another Vague Acronym
JFTR - Just For The Record
JIC - Just In Case
JMHO - Just My Humble Opinion
JMO - Just My Opinion
JOKE - Just One Kidding Everyone
JOOI - Just Out Of Interest
JOT - Just One Thought
JTFM - Just The Facts, Mister/Ma'am
JTLYK - Just To Let You Know
JTYWWTK - Just Thought You Would Want To Know


< K > - Kiss
KB - Kiss Back
KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid
KIT - Keep In Touch
KMA - Kiss My Ass
KMF - Kiss Me, Fool
KOC - Kiss On Cheek
KWIM - Know What I Mean?
KYPO - Keep Your Pants On


L8R - Later
L&ML - Lies and More Lies
LAB&TYD - Life's A Bitch and Then You Die
LHM - Lord Help Me
LHO - Laughing Head Off
LHU - Lord Help Us
LI - Laughing Insanely or Laughing Inside
LIS - Laughing In Silence
LLTA - Lots and Lots of Thunderous Applause
LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
LMBO - Laughing My Butt Off
LMK - Let Me Know
LMOL - Laughing Madly Out Loud
LMSO - Laughing My Socks Off
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
LSHISOTS - Laughing So Hard I Spat/Spit On The Screen
LSHTTARD - Laughing So Hard The Tears Are Running Down
LTNS - Long Time No See
LTNT - Long Time No Type
LTR - Long Term Relationship
LTS - Laughing To Self
LY - Love You
LYK - Let You Know
LYWAMH - Love You With All My Heart



M/F? - Male or Female?
M8 - Mate
MEGO - My Eyes Glaze Over
MHBFY - My Heart Bleeds For You
MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
MM - Mama Mia!
MMD - Make My Day
MO - My Opinion
MorF - Male or Female
MOTAS - Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MOTD - Message Of The Day
MOTOS - Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOTSS - Member Of The Same Sex
M$ - A well-known software company
MSG - Message
MTBF - Mean Time Between Failures
MTF - More To Follow
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
MYW - Makes You Wonder



N2M - Not too Much
NADT - Not A Darn Thing
NALAYL - Not As Long As You Live
NARU - Not A Registered User
NBIF - No Basis In Fact
NC - No Comment
ND - Nearly Done
NE - Any
NFW - No F'ing Way
NG - NewsGroup
NGAS - No one Gives A S***
NIAMY - Not In A Million Years
NIFOC - Nude In Front Of the Computer
NIICHI - Not If I Can Help It
NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
NIYL - Not In Your Life
NM - Never Mind
NMH - Not Much Here
NMJC - Nothing Much, Just Chilling
NNTA - No Need To Answer
NOS - New Old Stock
NOYB - None Of Your Business
NOYL - Not On Your Life
NP - No Problem
NRN - No Reply Necessary
NRN - Not Right Now
NRP - None Real-time Processor
NTOOT - Nine Times Out Of Ten
NTW - Not To Worry
NWIH - No Way In Hell



OAO - Over And Out
OBTW - Oh, By The Way
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OIAM - One In A Million
OIC - Oh, I see
OL - Old Lady
OM - Old Man
OMG - Oh My God
OOAK - One Of A Kind
OOI - Out Of Interest
OOTB - Out Of The Box or Out Of The Blue
OOTC - Obligatory On Topic Comment
OP - Operator or Original Poster
OPM - Other People's Money
OT - Off Topic
OTF - On The Floor
OTOH - On The Other Hand
OTP - On The Phone
OTT - Over The Top
OTT - Off The Topic
OTTH - On The Third Hand
OTTOMH - Off The Top Of My Head
OYA - On Your Ass



P2P - Peer-to-Peer
PC - Politically Correct
PD - Public Domain
PDA - Public Display of Affection
PDQ - Pretty Damn Quick
PDS - Please Don't Shoot
PEBCAK - Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard
PEBKAC - Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair
PIMP - Peeing In My Pants
PITA - Pain In The Ass
PLZ - Please
PM - Private Message
PMFBI - Pardon Me For Butting In
PMFJI - Pardon Me For Jumping In
PMJI - Pardon My Jumping In
PML - P*ssed Myself Laughing
PMSL - P*ssing MySelf Laughing
POAHF - Put On A Happy Face
POS - Point Of Sale
POS - Pile/Piece Of S***
POSSLQ - Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
POTC - Peck On The Cheek
POETS - P*ss Off Early, Tomorrow's Saturday
POV - Point Of View
PPL - People
PS - Post Script
PU - That stinks



QT - Cutie



RE - Regarding
REHI - Hello Again
RFD - Request For Discussion
RHP - Read His/Her Post
RL - Real Life
RMA - Return Merchandise Authorisation
RMA - Registered Members' Area
ROFL - Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLASTC - Rolling On Floor Laughing And Scaring The Cat
ROI - Return On Investment
ROTF - Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
ROTFLMAOAY - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off At You
ROTFUTS - Rolling On The Floor Unable To Speak
RPG - Role-Playing Game
RPTS - RePost That S***/Stuff
RSN - Real Soon Now (i.e. never)
RTFAQ - Read The FAQ
RTFM - Read The F'ing Manual /Message
RTM - Read The Manual /Message
RU? - Are You?
RU4R - Are You For Real?
RUOK - Are You Okay?



SARO - SmartAss Reply Only
SAYL - Sorry About Your Luck
SB - Smiles Back
SBPH - Should Be Posted Here
SCNR - Sorry, Could Not Resist
SETE - Smiling Ear To Ear
SHID - Slaps Head In Disgust
SHTF - S*** Hits The Fan
SITD - Still In The Dark
SMO - Serious Mode On or Safe Mode Only
SMOff - Serious Mode Off
SNAFU - Situation Normal, All F'd Up
SNERT -- Snot-Nosed Egotistical Rude Teenager
SNR - Signal-to-Noise Ratio
SO - Significant Other
SOB - Son Of a Bitch
SOHF - Sense Of Humour Failure
SOHO - Small Office, Home Office
SOL - S*** Out of Luck
SOMY - Sick Of Me Yet?
SOS - Same Old S***/Stuff
SOT - Short Of Time
SOTMG - Short Of Time, Must Go
SPAM - SPiced hAM (unwanted advertising)
SRHI - So Rumour Has It
SSDD - Same S***, Different Day
STB - Simply The Best
STFU - Shut The F* Up
STFW - Search The F'ing Web
SW - ShareWare
SWAG - Scientific Wild Ass Guess
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss
SWL - Screaming With Laughter
SWMBO - She Who Must Be Obeyed
SYL - See You Later
SYS - See You Soon
SYSADMIN - SYStem ADMINistator
SYSOP - SYStem OPerator



TA - Thanks Again
TAFN - That's All For Now
TAL - Thanks A Lot
TANJ - There Ain't No Justice
TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TARFU - Things Are Really F'd Up
TAT - TurnAround Time
TBA - To Be Announced
TBF - To Be Fair
TBH - To Be Honest
TBIB - The Bitch/Bastard Is Back
TC - Telephone Call
TCO - Taken Care Of
TCOY - Take Care Of Yourself
TDM - Too Darn Many
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It
TFIF - Thank F*** It's Friday
TFS - Thanks For Sharing
TGIF - Thank God It's Friday
TIA - Thanks In Advance
TIAFI - Tried It And F'd It
TIC - Tongue In Cheek
TID - Thread Is Deteriorating
TILII - Tell It Like It Is
TLA - Three Letter Acronym
TLC - Tender Loving Care
TLG - The Living God
TMA - Take My Advice
TMBCU - Till My Bowels Cramp Up
TMF - Too Much Fun
TMTT - Too Much To Type
TNT - Till Next Time
TNTL - Trying Not To Laugh
TNX - Thanks
TNX 1.0E6 - Thanks a million (1.0E6 is exponential notation for one million)
TNXE6 - Thanks a million
TOS - Terms Of Sale
TOY - Thinking Of You
TPTB - The Powers That Be
TRD - Tears Rolling/Running Down
TTBOMK - To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN - Ta Ta For Now
TTFS - Try This For Size
TTT - To The Top or Time To Twist
TTYL - Talk To You Later
TW - Two Weeks
TWBAR - That Would Be A Riot
TWIS - That's What I Said/Stated
TX - Thanks
TYVM - Thank You Very Much



U2 - You too
UL - Until Later
UL or U/L - Upload
unPC - unPolitically Correct
UR - You are



VAR - Value-Added Reseller
VAT - Value-Added Tax
VBG - Very Big Grin
VC - Virtual Community
VEG - Very Evil Grin
VFM - Value For Money
VGI - Very Good Idea
VR - Virtual Reality
VWG - Very Wicked Grin



W8 - Wait
W8AM - Wait A Minute
WABOL - What A Bunch Of Losers
WAG - Wild Ass Guess
WB - Welcome Back
WBS - Write Back Soon
WDTM - What Does That Mean?
WE - WhatEver or WeekEnd
WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
WFM - Works For Me
WG - Wicked Grin
WHYD - What Have You Done?
W/O - Without
WOB - Waste Of Bandwidth/Brainpower
WOBTAM - Waste Of Both Time And Money
WRT - With Regard To
WRUF? - Where are you From?
WTF - What The F'?
WTG - Way To Go!
WTH - What The Hell?
WTHDTM - What The Hell Does That Mean?
WUF? - Where are you From?
WWYD? - What Would You Do?
WYGIWYPF - What You Get Is What You Pay For
WYMM - Will You Marry Me?
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get



XHNS - eXtra Hot N' Spicy



Y - Why?
YA - Yet Another
YABA - Yet Another Bloody Acronym
YBS - You'll Be Sorry
YGM - You've Got Mail
YGWYPF - You Get What You Pay For
YHBW - You Had/Have Been Warned
YKYBHTLW - You Know You've Been Hacking Too Long When
YL - Young Lady
YM - Young Man
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
YMMVG - Your Mileage May Vary Greatly
YOY - Why Oh Why
YTB - You're The Best
YW - You're Welcome
YWSYLS - You Win Some, You Lose Some
YYMV - Your Yak May/Moves Vomit


ZIAO - Zoning In And Out