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29th Mar '17 9:04:55 PM kwsn
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* Caboose on mainline trains in North America were replaced by the '''F'''lashing '''R'''ear '''E'''nd '''D'''evice. It started off as only a way to mark the end of the train, but now can communicate with a unit at the front of the train, relaying how much pressure is in the brake line in at the end of the train. The receiver? [[TheFlintstones Wilma]].
21st Mar '17 1:27:42 AM MrInitialMan
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* A scientific paper dealing with the weird dimming pattern of Star KIC 8462852 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gypAjPp6eps (More information in this video)]] was titled '''W'''here's '''T'''he '''F'''lux?" The initials were quite deliberate.

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* A scientific paper dealing with the weird dimming pattern of Star KIC 8462852 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gypAjPp6eps (More information in this video)]] was titled '''W'''here's '''T'''he '''F'''lux?" [[InvokedTrope The initials were quite deliberate.deliberate]], as the scientists writing it didn't know what was going on with this star.
21st Mar '17 1:22:19 AM MrInitialMan
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* A scientific paper dealing with the weird dimming pattern of Star KIC 8462852 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gypAjPp6eps (More information in this video)]] was titled '''W'''here's '''T'''he '''F'''lux?" The initials were quite deliberate.
8th Mar '17 9:12:25 AM Occidensill
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* The George W. Bush administration originally referred to the 2003 Iraq War military operation as “Operation Iraqi Liberation,” but after recognizing the UnfortunateImplications [[PublicSecretMessage of this name,]] [[SubvertedTrope changed the name]] to “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”

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* The George W. Bush administration originally referred to the 2003 Iraq War military operation as “Operation Iraqi Liberation,” “'''O'''peration '''I'''raqi '''L'''iberation,” but after recognizing the UnfortunateImplications UnfortunateImplications of [[PublicSecretMessage of this name,]] [[SubvertedTrope name]] (that is, playing into the assumptions of many people that the war was in order to gain control of Iraqi oil reserves), changed the name]] name to “Operation Iraqi Freedom.”
5th Mar '17 10:08:25 AM nombretomado
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** And by MarvelComics with the Committee to Regain America's Principles.

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** And by MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics with the Committee to Regain America's Principles.
25th Feb '17 11:02:17 AM hobbledehoy899
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*** Do keep in mind that CCCP context of the SovietUnion is spelled with the Cyrillic alphabet and means '''С'''оюз '''С'''оветских '''С'''оциалистических '''Р'''еспублик, which is in Russian.

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*** Do keep in mind that CCCP '''CCCP''' context of the SovietUnion is spelled with the Cyrillic alphabet and means '''С'''оюз '''С'''оветских '''С'''оциалистических '''Р'''еспублик, which is in Russian.
25th Feb '17 11:00:37 AM hobbledehoy899
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** GNU '''CCCP''' is the '''C'''-'''C'''ompatible '''C'''ompiler '''P'''reprocessor. Because '''CCCP''' is also the Russian initialism for the SovietUnion, one might suspect that GNU is [[RedScare communist]]. One might ''also'' suspect that just from knowing anything about them.

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** GNU '''CCCP''' is the '''C'''-'''C'''ompatible '''C'''ompiler '''P'''reprocessor. Because '''CCCP''' is also the Russian initialism for the SovietUnion, one might suspect that GNU is [[RedScare communist]]. One might ''also'' suspect communist]].
*** Do keep in mind
that just from knowing anything about them.CCCP context of the SovietUnion is spelled with the Cyrillic alphabet and means '''С'''оюз '''С'''оветских '''С'''оциалистических '''Р'''еспублик, which is in Russian.
11th Feb '17 6:55:10 PM Josef5678
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* In the airline industry, all airfares between cities have an alphanumeric fare basis code of 1-8 characters. The first character is usually the booking code (A-Z) and the second character can be a seasonal designation, such as "H" for high or "L" for low. One type of fare that can include tour packages is appropriately called "inclusive tour" and will have "IT" in the fare basis code. There is at least one instance of an airline filing an '''S'''-class '''h'''igh season '''i'''nclusive '''t'''our fare.
10th Feb '17 12:12:58 AM RAMChYLD
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** Samba isn't an acronym but comes very close - it was the first English word containing the letters S, M and B (in that order) - SMB being the protocol Samba interoperates with.

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** Samba isn't an acronym but comes very close - it was the first English word containing the letters S, M and B (in that order) - SMB SMB[[note]]Server Messaging Block[[/note]] being the protocol Samba interoperates with.
4th Dec '16 2:15:30 PM Some101
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*** There is currently a new fusion research reactor under construction in the south-east of France called the '''I'''nternational '''T'''hermonuclear '''E'''xperimental '''R'''eactor. (Iter is Latin for 'The Way' as in, the way forward.)
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