howtogeek — 2013-06-23T13:39:01-04:00 — #1
mufc4martin — 2013-06-23T14:43:35-04:00 — #2
It's Megadeth, not Megadeath.
emini_guy — 2013-06-23T15:06:22-04:00 — #3
Well, not to be a nitpicker, but as a physicist by training, I am a bit surprised that "mega" is considered a unit of measurement. It is merely "a unit prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of one million" (to quote after Wikipedia). So we have megahertz or megatonne, but it's "hertz" and "tonne" that are the proper units, not "mega."
Anyway, my two cents.
hermitt — 2013-06-23T16:11:16-04:00 — #4
I think it's all a bunch of Korn. That's my 2 cents worth.
theblaine — 2013-06-24T11:29:31-04:00 — #5
Megadeth! Come on geeks, get it right :-p
geek — 2013-06-24T18:34:56-04:00 — #6
Thanks for pointing out the typo... all fixed.
howard_blair — 2013-09-01T14:29:44-04:00 — #7
"When the band Megadeath formed in 1983" Fixed? Since when?
mikesmithfl — 2013-09-29T07:58:13-04:00 — #8
first one that came to mind - Nine Inch Nails... btwdik?
ladyfitzgerald — 2013-09-29T08:49:28-04:00 — #9
mikesmithfl — 2013-09-29T09:28:23-04:00 — #10
that would be netspeak (tweatspeak?) for "but then, what do I know". (b.t.w.d.i.k.)
ladyfitzgerald — 2013-09-29T09:37:29-04:00 — #11
You missed the point. Not everyone texts.
mikesmithfl — 2013-09-29T10:27:01-04:00 — #12
Hi again M'Lady - I understand that, for sure. I don't text - I actually still only use a feature phone - my smartphone has only wifi, no cell, and is used only as a very small tablet I can carry in my pocket.
I take it you weren't asking for yourself?
Since this discussion was on a site from HTG, I presumed (maybe mistakenly) that most readers would be savvy to the acronyms. (actually, I seldom use them myself any more since I stopped using teletype and CB radio - yes, we used the "new" acronyms/shorthand back in the 60's, and just thought I'd be speaking in the same "tongue" as the group)...
If everything old is new again, how come I don't feel new?
ladyfitzgerald — 2013-09-30T13:45:04-04:00 — #13
For the same reason I don't. Sucks to be old, doesn't it?
The text abbreviation you used starts with a more common one, BTW, so I was quite puzzled when I saw By The Way D.I.K.