FTL=Faster Than Light

ercoerco Posts: 18,942
People have nothing better to do than to make up acronyms for things that aren't even real? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light


Generate your own at http://acronymcreator.net/ace.py

With such a snappy algorithm available, I have to wonder why Parallax settled for "S3" for their enhanced Propeller-based Scribbler robot? :)

For starters: (yes, aRSE is really on the list!):



PROSE Parallax RObot Scribbler Enhanced
PARSE PArallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PARE PArallax Robot Enhanced
ROSE RObot Scribbler Enhanced
PASE PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
PROBE Parallax ROBot Enhanced
PAREN PArallax Robot ENhanced
PAROS PArallax RObot Scribbler
PuRSE Parallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PRiSE Parallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PRaSE Parallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PRO Parallax RObot
PAR PArallax Robot
ROE RObot Enhanced
PEN Parallax ENhanced
PAP PArallax Propeller
PAS PArallax Scribbler
SEN Scribbler ENhanced
PARSEE PArallax Robot ScribblEr Enhanced
PARSEC PArallax Robot Scribbler EnhanCed
PARPEN PARallax Propeller ENhanced
PORE PrOpeller Robot Enhanced
POSE PrOpeller Scribbler Enhanced
PARSEr PArallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PROB Parallax ROBot
PARR PARallax Robot
ROBE ROBot Enhanced
PyRE Parallax Robot Enhanced
PuRE Parallax Robot Enhanced
PREz Parallax Robot Enhanced
PREy Parallax Robot Enhanced
PREp Parallax Robot Enhanced
RuSE Robot Scribbler Enhanced
RiSE Robot Scribbler Enhanced
RaSE Robot Scribbler Enhanced
PoPE Parallax Propeller Enhanced
PiPE Parallax Propeller Enhanced
PAPER PArallax PropEller Robot
POSEN PrOpeller Scribbler ENhanced
PROPS PROPeller Scribbler
RED Robot EnhanceD
REC Robot EnhanCed
PER PropEller Robot
PEE Parallax EnhancEd
PEC Parallax EnhanCed
PEA Parallax EnhAnced
PSI Parallax ScrIbbler
POE PrOpeller Enhanced
SEE ScribblEr Enhanced
SEC Scribbler EnhanCed
SEA Scribbler EnhAnced
SBE ScriBbler Enhanced
PES PropEller Scribbler
PROvE Parallax RObot Enhanced
PROnE Parallax RObot Enhanced
PROlE Parallax RObot Enhanced
PROEm Parallax RObot Enhanced
PReEN Parallax Robot ENhanced
PARvE PArallax Robot Enhanced
PAREu PArallax Robot Enhanced
PAdRE PArallax Robot Enhanced
PROSy Parallax RObot Scribbler
PROSt Parallax RObot Scribbler
PARkS PArallax Robot Scribbler
PARiS PArallax Robot Scribbler
ROuSE RObot Scribbler Enhanced
PhASE PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
PeASE PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
PAuSE PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
PAStE PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
PASEo PArallax Scribbler Enhanced
uPROSE Parallax RObot Scribbler Enhanced
sPARSE PArallax Robot Scribbler Enhanced
eRSE Robot Scribbler Enhanced
aRSE Robot Scribbler Enhanced
aPSE Parallax Scribbler Enhanced
PRy Parallax Robot
PiR Parallax Robot
RyE Robot Enhanced
RuE Robot Enhanced
REx Robot Enhanced
REv Robot Enhanced
REt Robot Enhanced
REp Robot Enhanced


"When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

- Pablo Picasso

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  • Scro - Scribbler Robot, but personally I like S3 a bit better
    Any com port in a storm.
    Floating point numbers will be our downfall; count on it.
    Imagine a world without hypothetical situations.
  • Scro - Scribbler Robot, but personally I like S3 a bit better

    Suppose you gave that robot an automatic TUMbler feed?

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • FTL - ... it's all wrong anyway... they are close, towards the end, where they say "The speed of light is a dimensional quantity" but they still have it all wrong.



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    Seriously at this point in the game "the ship has sailed" and "I have no expectations" <- said two brothers we ALL know
  • Erco, what about FTx, just like there is DFx (Design for ?)

    Faster Than <Insert Word Here!>
  • A fancy name for the Scribbler could be the Cursive
    Any com port in a storm.
    Floating point numbers will be our downfall; count on it.
    Imagine a world without hypothetical situations.
  • Heater.Heater. Posts: 20,554
    edited December 2017 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hmmm....that's odd.

    When I hit the faster than light link yeseterday it took me directly to here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FTL:_Faster_Than_Light which is all about a computer game.

    Now it takes me to the correct wiki page.

    Anyway, I like the approach cosmologists take. Just set the speed of light to 1. And a bunch of other constants. Makes working through their equations much simpler.

    For example E = mc^2 just becomes E = m. Which clearly suggests that Energy and mass are equivalent.

    Useful when you are working out the information content of black holes and such. As you do from time to time :)




  • Genetix wrote: »
    Erco, what about FTx, just like there is DFx (Design for ?)

    Faster Than <Insert Word Here!>

    Faster than <those big Japanese mushrooms>!

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • Erco,
    Are you referring to Shitake mushrooms?

    Star Trek had the Warp drive.
    Star Wars had Light Speed.
    Buck Rogers had Star Gates.
    Robotech had the Hyperspace Fold.
    Babylon 5 had the Jump drive/gate.
    Andromeda had the Slip-stream drive.
    Stargate had the Hyper-drive and FTL drive (Universe).
    Event Horizon had the Gravity drive?
    ...
  • All of which are a bit slow compared to Dr Who and his Tardis. :)

  • Genetix wrote: »
    Erco,
    Are you referring to Shitake mushrooms?

    I don't take those from nobody!

    "When you make a thing, a thing that is new, it is so complicated making it that it is bound to be ugly. But those that make it after you, they don’t have to worry about making it. And they can make it pretty, and so everybody can like it when others make it after you."

    - Pablo Picasso
  • erco wrote: »
    Genetix wrote: »
    Erco,
    Are you referring to Shitake mushrooms?

    I don't take those from nobody!

    Now that's a subject that a mikeologist should know about.
    Any com port in a storm.
    Floating point numbers will be our downfall; count on it.
    Imagine a world without hypothetical situations.
  • In 1982 the UK sci-fi series "Blakes 7" used the word 'infraluminal' to refer to flight that (when looked at from the future) was of the old-fashioned slower-than-light type. The opposite, 'Ultraluminal', seems more elegant than 'FTL'.
    South Saxons - "we wunt be druv".
  • And now "The Orville" has Quantum Drive.
  • That sounds like the Infinite Improbability Drive from Hitch Hikers.

    Why bother with all that tedious moving around when just by some random chance you can happen to be there. Or somewhere else...

  • Add the SEP (Somebody Else's Problem) cloaking device (from Hitchhikers also), and you've got a complete set!
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