February 04, 2012GMTFT - Acronym of the Day
Great Minds Think For Themselves
February 07, 2012LIB - Acronym of the Day
Lying In Bed
February 08, 2012AFINIAFI - Acronym of the Day
A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed
February 10, 2012YLH - Acronym of the Day
Your Loving Husband
February 11, 20124EAE - Acronym of the Day
ForEver And Ever
February 12, 2012NTMU - Acronym of the Day
Nice To Meet You
February 13, 2012DENIAL - Acronym of the Day
Don't Even Notice I Am Lying
February 15, 2012EFT - Acronym of the Day
Electronic Funds Transfer
February 16, 2012social gaming - Word of the Day Technical
Commonly refers to playing games as a way of social interaction, as opposed to playing games in solitude, like some card games (solitaire) and the single-player mode of many video games.
Social gaming may also refer to:
- Social network game, games that have social network integration or elements.
- Board games, in which counters or pieces are placed, removed, or moved on a premarked surface according to a set of rules.
- Multiplayer video games, where more than one person can play in the same game environment at the same time.
- MMO (as well as MMORPG and MMORTS)
- LAN party, a temporary gathering of people establishing a LAN, primarily for the purpose of playing multiplayer computer games.
- Role-playing games, a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.
- Live action role-playing games, a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions.
- Miniature wargaming, a form of wargaming that incorporates miniature figures, miniature armor and modeled terrain.
- Alternate reality games, an interactive narrative that uses the real world as a platform to tell a story that may be affected by participants' ideas or actions.
Historical perspective: Social gaming reached 61.9 million U.S. Internet users by the end of 2011.permalink - Word of the Day Jargon
A URL that points to a specific blog or forum entry after it has passed from the front page to the archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, it is less susceptible to link rot. Most modern blogging and content-syndication software systems support such links. Other types of websites use the term permanent links, but the term permalink is most common within the blogosphere.
February 22, 2012TAS - Acronym of the Day
Taking A Shower
February 23, 2012URWS - Acronym of the Day
You Are Wise
February 25, 2012GIGO - Acronym of the Day
Garbage In, Garbage Out
February 26, 2012RRR - Acronym of the Day
haR haR haR (instead of LOL)
February 27, 2012BW - Acronym of the Day
February 28, 2012meltdown - Word of the Day Jargon
Taking its name from the catastrophic failure of a nuclear reactor, it is an event that causes the shutdown of a network. It usually results from illegal or misrouted packets that force multiple hosts to respond at once, thereby shutting it down. A meltdown typically lasts only a short time. It is the network equivalent of "thrashing" (as in "to tear up a room") and may be induced by a Chernobyl packet.