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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ban-all-sheds, 3 Dec 2018.

  1. ban-all-sheds

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    I thought ASA stands for American Standards Association, in the main it has been replaced by ISO which stands for International Standards Organisation this using the same initials is OK when very different, PC is a trade mark for IBM computers, and also Police Constable, but one is hardly likely to get it mixed up, same with CD corps diplomatique or compact disk.
     
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    advertising standards authority.
     
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    So I was buying a 100 advertising standards authority film was I?
     
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    No you didn't.
     
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    I know in the main ASA is now called ISO however to use any initials without first defining them is wrong.

    With a google hunt it depends on what you have looked for before, as to what results it shows. RCD for example will return Recreational craft directive if you have been looking about things to do with canals, and the electrical trade seems it can't make up its mind what to call things with ELCB-c, RCCD, GFCI, GFI and ALCI all been used to mean residual current device, and a RCM (residual current monitor) is clearly a residual current device so really the use of that name is misleading, as we expect a ELCB-c to actually break the supply so "earth leakage circuit breaker - current operated" is a better name.
     
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    But I didn't:

    No they are not.

    ASA may have a film speed scale, but to say that the American Standards Association is a film speed is wrong.

    ISO may have a film speed scale, but to say that the International Standards Organisation is a film speed is wrong.
     
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    The American Standards Association changed its name, and has been called the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) since 1969!
     
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    I’m changing my name to FRED which case anyone is confused stands for Harry .
     
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    They are just initials for the organisations, you will find that they are the same TLA/FLA letters as used by other organisations etc. too.

    https://www.ansi.org/standards_activities/iso_programs/overview

    ANSI is still used a lot especially in the states (as they still use the groat), ISO seems to be more worldwide although EN is used for the european standards.
    IF you really want to be brain flucked then try reading lots of those standards... :)
     
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    Standards are great.

    We should have more of them, the ideal being enough for everybody to have their own.
     
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