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PING??
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Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:18:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I keep seeing the word "PING".Now to me,Ping means you have the timeing on your engine set to fire after the pressure has already lit the mixture in the combustion chamber.


magpie    Posted 06-27-2003 at 17:21:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I guess ya learn something everyday, I thought PING was part of what a Japenese motorcycle sounded like. RING-A-DING-PING-PING


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 18:37:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
No,,Actually ,,The Japaneese sound is backwards ,,It goes GNIP! GNIP!


cowgirlj, the real PING P    Posted 06-27-2003 at 14:44:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
http://www.chinasprout.com/store/media/BSP009.jpg


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 14:56:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Now we turned this ping thing into a bear hunt.I wonder how far this take us?Somebody put up a ping pong table,Another guy pushed a submarine up here,,,


Salmoneye    Posted 06-27-2003 at 13:00:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
A 'ping' is a sent signal with the expextation of a reply 'pong'...

Read up on sonar (active, not passive) for the source of the original meaning...


Hmmm...    Posted 06-27-2003 at 13:27:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seems as though the origins of the terms Ping and Pong are even older than Sonar as I was always told...

You had to get me started, eh?...

;-)

Salmoneye


Scott Hansen    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:41:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
When you see some one reply "ping me", it usually means to email them. On these boards it's used to convey more personal, or nasty stuff. At times you'll see some one reply "pong". Meaning, "I just sent you a reply to your personal, or nasty, email.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 12:16:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now Hansen,,We are all infomed on this ping fad,Last year it was. "THINKING OUT OF THE BOX."


Scott Hansen    Posted 06-27-2003 at 12:42:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, OK then. It's the sound of a BB hitting the kitchen window, followed closely by "Where is that boy?"


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 14:49:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well,,Hansen,,We all milked this ping thing untill we have become leading authorities on PING &PONG.


rhouston    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:21:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
O.K
Ping.exe is a program on all windows PCs that is a basic TCP/IP communications test. it sends a IP packet to the address you type after the ping command. The receiving PC sends a reply back to you. This happens for 4 packets (you can specify more) The replys give you some info on round trip time and the packet size. Ping can be used in Denial of Service (DOS) attacks by hackers. It can also be used to search addresses to see if a machine is at that address.

Some people use the word "ping" and "pong" to let someone know you sent them an email.

It's all a bunch of long head computer stuff.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:29:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
PING! Ok,,That could be short for >? Like doctors use latin so the patient will not know the 30 dollar bottle of pills contain sugar.


Ludwig    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:51:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sheesh, you and Burrhead need to get out more. You ain't never heard of ping pong? Cripes I figured even you backwoods hicks woulda heard of that.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:09:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you say?BACKWOOD HICKS? Are you sure you are on the right board?


Donna from Mo    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:08:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know about them, but I'm a backwoods hick and proud of it!


Donna from Mo    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:26:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had to have it spelled out for me also. Never saw the term till I started reading the boards.


Burrhead    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:22:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know but to some of the yuppies it means they have sent somebody a love letter in the email.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:26:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
One person said PING to do with the IP problem.They have several names for things sometimes..Like a capacitor was a condenser.Then somethings have more names.So you have to ask as you see new names.


Burrhead    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:38:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
yeah it gets kindy confusing from time to time.


Clod    Posted 06-27-2003 at 10:46:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burrhead..I have worked on deisels.Mostly construction equip...But if I went to a truck stop cafe I could learn more new words in one evening on the diesels than ten years on a job.


Lenore    Posted 06-27-2003 at 11:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ohhhhhh..... my head is spinning!
I thought it menat sending an email.
Then I thought it meant an instant message, you know it makes that little sound when you get one.
Then I thought it meant a telephone call.
Now I am so confused, I just dont care.


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