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Gather round the IT water cooler at GeekRepublic

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
Hey gang, the continuing experiment that is GeekRepublic has been refined once again. I've been rounding up links to "off topic" and news-related discussions in one handy place, alongside a Geek Trivia archive and a list of the most dorktacular geek lifestyle sites on the Web.

Check out what's going on at and tell how we can keep improving GeekRepublic by posting to this discussion.

--Jay, AKA The Trivia Geek

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Hey Jay that's REALLY looking good!

by Oz_Media In reply to Gather round the IT water ...

Yoo managed to retain the same overall page format used in the new homepage (that TR seems to really like) but the sections are broken with the yellow header graphics, that is a GREAT way to separate the pages. I suggested possibly shaded cells or backers to headings but your ideas look excellent.

Excellent work Jay, keep it up!


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The military phonetic alphabet

by jeproqs In reply to Gather round the IT water ...

When you wrote, the "international phonetic alphabet familiar to many military personnel--Able, Baker, Charlie, and so on...", you must have meant, Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Gamma, et cetera, as per US military and NATO convention....

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Shot yourself in the foot!

by GuruOfDos In reply to The military phonetic alp ...

With that 'Gamma' bit!

The US Military use a variation on the International Phonetic Alphabet....but Gamma isn't part of it!

The 'genuine' article goes:

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hotel, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Papa, Quebec, Romeo, Sierra, Tango, Uniform, Victor, Whisky, X-Ray, Yankee, Zulu.

Having spent the last 3 weeks working on a US base in Kosovo, I have had to endure several variations on several of the letters when giving details over the phone. Most common was Mamma instead of Mike and Peter instead of Papa. There were a few more interesting and 'inventive' attempts which did break the monotony:

A for a**hole, K for Kansas, L for Leather, Y for Yabbadabbadoo were the best!

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