What does TMRC stand for?

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Tech Model Railroad Club

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Turok Multiplayer Revival Campaign

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Transportation Materials Research Center

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Tristate Medical Reserve Corps

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Texas Masonic Retirement Center

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Tim McAmis Race Cars

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Technology Market Research Conference

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Toy Machinery Railroad Car

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Toledo Metropolitan Rowing Club

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Theoretical Maximum Residue Contribution

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Tom Martin Radio Control

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

What does TMRC mean?

TMRC
The Tech Model Railroad Club at MIT, one of the wellsprings of hacker culture. The 1959 Dictionary of the TMRC Language compiled by Peter Samson included several terms that became basics of the hackish vocabulary (see esp. foo, mung, and frob).By 1962, TMRC's legendary layout was already a marvel of complexity and has grown in the years since. All the features described here were still present when the old layout was decommissioned in 1998 just before the demolition of MIT Building 20, and will almost certainly be retained when the old layout is rebuilt (expected in 2003). The control system alone featured about 1200 relays. There were scram switches located at numerous places around the room that could be thwacked if something undesirable was about to occur, such as a train going full-bore at an obstruction. Another feature of the system was a digital clock on the dispatch board, which was itself something of a wonder in those bygone days before cheap LEDs and seven-segment displays. When someone hit a scram switch the clock stopped and the display was replaced with the word ‘FOO’; at TMRC the scram switches are therefore called foo switches.Steven Levy, in his book Hackers (see the Bibliography in Appendix C), gives a stimulating account of those early years. TMRC's Signals and Power Committee included many of the early PDP-1 hackers and the people who later became the core of the MIT AI Lab staff. Thirty years later that connection is still very much alive, and this lexicon accordingly includes a number of entries from a recent revision of the TMRC dictionary.TMRC has a web page at http://tmrc-www.mit.edu/. The TMRC Dictionary is available there, at http://tmrc-www.m/definition/dictionary.

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