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    Anyone have the time to put together an abbreviation meaning list????



    Maybe I am somewhat slow on the uptake, lol, but I didn't even know what
    DH meant until BB told me, lol, let alone all the others.



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    Originally posted by hwarang
    Anyone have the time to put together an abbreviation meaning list????

    Maybe I am somewhat slow on the uptake, lol, but I didn't even know what DH meant until BB told me, lol, let alone all the others.

    Sometimes reading a post comes across to me like reading a bowl of spagetti O's.................(Alphagetti, hehehe)




    NOA: Notice of Application / Approval

    EAD: Employment Authorization Doccument

    AP: Advance Parole

    POE: Port Of Entry

    AOS: Adjustment Of Status

    SS#: Social Security Number

    VSC: Vermont Service Centre

    CSC: California SC

    NSC: Nebraska SC

    TSC: Texas SC


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    Originally posted by hwarang
    Anyone have the time to put together an abbreviation meaning list????

    Maybe I am somewhat slow on the uptake, lol, but I didn't even know what DH meant until BB told me, lol, let alone all the others.

    Sometimes reading a post comes across to me like reading a bowl of spagetti O's.................(Alphagetti, hehehe)


    For Immigration abbreviations read the FAQ listed on the root post at
    the top of this forum.



    For internet abbreviations, visit a chatroom ;-) and/or use your
    imagination ;-)



    DH = Dear Husband or Dear Heart or Die Hard or Desperate Honcho ...



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    Originally posted by robclews
    NOA: Notice of Application / Approval
    EAD: Employment Authorization Doccument
    AP: Advance Parole
    POE: Port Of Entry
    AOS: Adjustment Of Status
    SS#: Social Security Number
    VSC: Vermont Service Centre
    CSC: California SC
    NSC: Nebraska SC
    TSC: Texas SC


    Hi:



    In regard to "AOS" it can also be "affidavit of support" in
    certain contexts.



    BCIS or USCIS -- "Citizenship & Immigration Services" -- the people who
    actually adjudicate benefit applicatoins filed in the US.



    DOS -- pre-windows or Department of State.



    Packet 3, Packet 4 -- obsolete terminology for the First and Second
    form sets sent out for consular visa applications. Old habits die hard
    and some of the form letters and web sites of consulates tend to use
    that term.



    NVC -- note the "v" -- not to be confused with the "NSC" -- the National
    Visa Center. Department of State agency that intially handles approvals
    from CIS to initiate the visa issuance process. Located on the grounds
    of the former Pease AFB in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.



    NBC -- [former MSC] -- National Benefits Center located in Missouri --
    however, submissions are made to a POB in CHICAGO. This is the FIFTH
    Service Center -- the only one that adjudicates K-3 petitions.


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    "DOS -- pre-windows or Department of State."



    LOL Folinskyinla... now there is a term I haven't seen in many many
    years =P ... but I can still remember life before Windows


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    Originally posted by Folinskyinla
    DOS -- pre-windows or Department of State.


    ROTFL!!!!



    Btw, I always wondered what happened to the Pease AFB grounds after it
    closed, I used to live there.



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    Originally posted by leebarton
    "DOS -- pre-windows or Department of State."

    LOL Folinskyinla... now there is a term I haven't seen in many many years =P ... but I can still remember life before Windows


    Hi:



    Actually, I wasn't completely accurate. I'm always behind the curve on
    technolgy. I didn't get into DOS until 1988. I stayed with Z80
    machines running CPM for a long time. The original IBM PC's were quite
    expensive compared to CPM machines.



    And to think if Gary Kildall hadn't shined on those reps from IBM! Who
    would care about Bill Gates today?


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    In article <1000164.1065531927@britishexpats.com>, Folinskyinla
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    DOS -- pre-windows or Department of State.
    I think the internet DOS is more appropriate - Denial of Service!


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    Thank you thank you - I will become educated in here yet - God knows if
    I can't get a visa, at least I will have the next 8 years to learn and I
    will know the in's and out of the BCIS's butt's.


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    Ah hah - I might have suspected you were an old CPM user. I ran a
    small business on a MicroVAX and an HP125 (CPM) until 1990 - then, I
    had to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the world of MS-DOS and
    UNIX. The first hard disk drive I bought for my HP125 cost a little
    shy of $5,000 and it was 5 MB! It took years for me to fill that drive
    up. Look at me now!



    Richard III



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    Originally posted by Folinskyinla
    Hi:

    Actually, I wasn't completely accurate. I'm always behind the curve on technolgy. I didn't get into DOS until 1988. I stayed with Z80 machines running CPM for a long time. The original IBM PC's were quite expensive compared to CPM machines.
    And to think if Gary Kildall hadn't shined on those reps from IBM! Who
    would care about Bill Gates today?


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    Originally posted by Richard III
    Ah hah - I might have suspected you were an old CPM user. I ran a small business on a MicroVAX and an HP125 (CPM) until 1990 - then, I had to be dragged, kicking and screaming into the world of MS-DOS and UNIX. The first hard disk drive I bought for my HP125 cost a little shy of $5,000 and it was 5 MB! It took years for me to fill that drive up. Look at me now!

    Richard III

    Richard III
    Anyone for commodore 128?

    that was my first. then of course I had to have an amiga! first kid on
    the block with a whopping 50 megabyte hard drive. I remember thinking I
    could go for years and never fill it up.


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    Originally posted by soulsender
    Anyone for commodore 128?
    that was my first. then of course I had to have an amiga! first kid on the block with a whopping 50 megabyte hard drive. I remember thinking I could go for years and never fill it up.


    Hi:



    I remember being able to do things with "dot commands" in WordStar that
    I've yet to figure out how to do easily in Word.



    Other than the use of multi-fonts [more a factor of laser printers
    rather than NEC Spinwriters] and the advent of WYSIWYG, it seems that
    every successor word processing program, from WordStar to WordPerfect to
    Word has gotten more powerful, but harder to use.



    I remember that my CP/M computer used quite large 310 K [yes, "K"]
    double sided 5 1/2" floppies. On the "A" drive I put in the program
    floppy which was WordStar AND my spell check dictionary. BTW, lest I
    forget, it was also a boot disk.



    Telephones used to have rotary dials too.


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    Originally posted by Folinskyinla
    Telephones used to have rotary dials too.


    I still have one of these rotary desk top phones (but not here at
    the office).



    Technically, my "first" computer was a small kit I made from Radio
    Shack. It was basically a circuit board on which I attached a few
    components, and the read-out consisted of some small red LED'S that
    would list numbers using binary code (a lit LED stood for a 1 while an
    unlit LED stood for a 0). Instead of using a keyboard to enter numbers,
    it instead had a photo cell that would move through numbers depending
    on how many times I would uncover the photo cell to let light hit the
    photo cell.



    I also recall my first real calculator. I won it back when I was a boy
    with a paper route. I canít recall how many new subscriptions to the
    paper I had to sell, but it was quite a few. Back then I thought it was
    pretty cool (nobody had calculators back then) even though I donít think
    it even did square root functions. I also recall the old slide rules we
    had around the house for homework, and I actually used a slide rule in
    one class, but then calculators became more mainstream and some really
    good models for electronic calculations soon came out by Texas
    Instruments.



    My first "real" computer had a 25 mega hertz, non-pentium chip. I
    still have it too, although it sits at home, unused, next to my rotary
    dial phone.


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    Okay soulsender, you asked for it. I hoped I'd never have to have to
    bring out the big iron, but since you insisted on playing the
    "Commodore" card, I simply MUST one up you. The first PC I owned and
    wrote BASIC programs for (the programs were stored on cassette tapes,
    BTW) was a VIC 20, also marketed by Commodore. I hope you're proud
    of yourself.



    Richard III



    Originally posted by soulsender
    Anyone for commodore 128?
    that was my first. then of course I had to have an amiga! first kid on
    the block with a whopping 50 megabyte hard drive. I remember thinking I
    could go for years and never fill it up.


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    Matt, you old dog, you were a GEEK when you were in school. I mighta
    guessed. I had one of those early calculators, it was the size of a
    keyboard and it would only do four function math and it wasn't cheap,
    way over $100.00, big bucks in those days. Green LEDs for a display.
    Ran on house current.



    Richard III



    Originally posted by Matthew Udall
    I still have one of those rotary dial desk top phones (but not here at the office).

    Technically, my "first" computer was a small kit I made from Radio Shack. It was basically a circuit board on which I attached a few components, and the read-out consisted of some small red LED'S that would light up so I could calculate the number (being displayed) using binary code (a lit LED stood for a 1 while an unlit LED stood for a 0). Instead of using a keyboard to enter numbers, it instead had a photo cell that would move through numbers depending on how many times I would uncover the photo cell to let light hit the photo cell.

    I also recall my first real calculator. I won it back when I was a boy with a paper route. I canít recall how many new subscriptions to the paper I had to sell, but it was quite a few. Back then I thought it was pretty cool (nobody had calculators back then) even though I donít think it even did square root functions. I also recall the old slide rules we had around the house for homework, and I actually used a slide rule in one class, but then calculators became more mainstream and some really good models for electronic calculations soon came out by Texas Instruments.

    Back in the 80ís while attending the University of Utah, I finally had access to a real computer at the University. They were those old Macís that had the small black and white screen built right onto the box.

    My first "real" computer (bought in 1993) was an IBM with a 25 mega hertz, non-pentium chip. I still have it too, although it sits at home, unused, next to my rotary dial phone.
    When shopping for my first computer, I remember I wanted to buy the same
    model of Mac that I was used to (but I think they had color screens by
    that time), however the salesman talked me out of it. And was I ever
    glad he did. I canít imagine being stuck with that small screen until my
    next computer purchase in early 2000.


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    Originally posted by Richard III
    Okay soulsender, you asked for it. I hoped I'd never have to have to bring out the big iron, but since you insisted on playing the "Commodore" card, I simply MUST one up you. The first PC I owned and wrote BASIC programs for (the programs were stored on cassette tapes, BTW) was a VIC 20, also marketed by Commodore. I hope you're proud of yourself.

    Richard III
    I thought I was the only one who had a Vic 20! I must have been 9 or 10
    years old. We had a commodore 64 later, and I remember trying to run it
    but getting 'syntax errors' all the time. Also, and this may have been
    with the introduction of DOS, my dad told me to never use the "*.*"
    command for anything because when he did it, everything on the computer
    got erased LOL!



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