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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
My dealer tried to sell me Lojack for $900. I told them that I would use OnStar, but they said that OnStar would be disabled if the thief cut the battery cords.

My Questions:
1. Is this true?
2. If it is, what are the chances some one would steal the car and then cut the cables before the police could find them?
3. Does anyone recommend spending that kind of cash when there is an alarm and OnStar?

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I'm not sure about the wire cutting but you might check in your area because I know the police in my area do not have the lojack receivers anymore, most the departments I know have dropped it. I don't know if lojack has changed their system and maybe now calls dispatch centers themselves but I know I have never had a call from lojack in my last ten years of dispatching.

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I could be wrong, but I would think that LoJack would also be disabled if all the battery connections were cut.

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The OnStar system would be disabled if it was disconnected from the battery. That being said there are some GM vehicles that have a backup battery that powers the OnStar system in the event this happens. Lojack would still work if the battery was disabled, but if you were to get in an area that did not have their tower coverage to capture the signal you couldn't find the car either. Lojacks coverage is very small when you look to see where their towers are, for instance here in Washington State they have coverage in Western Washington, but go over the pass to Eastern Washington with the vehicle and they would not be able to find it. Every theft system has it achilies heal. A professional will be able to disable, locate the module, or steal the car regardless of what you have on it. IMHO I would just stick with the OnStar system because as soon as the thief connected the battery it would send the signal to OnStar.

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so LoJack has a seperate power supply?

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Yea it has a lithium battery that runs the transmitter.

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Thanks everybody :thumb:.

One of the teachers I work with has a husband who's a cop. He says they HATE Lojack. It's harder to use or something. That was in the back of my mind when asked about it, but I still couldn't fathom my new Acadia getting stolen and having to wait another six weeks!

You guys just saved me some $$$$. Cheers :cheers:

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Boltbacker said:
IMHO I would just stick with the OnStar system because as soon as the thief connected the battery it would send the signal to OnStar.
ok and i am sure that if the reason they stole the vehicle was to drive it they would need to connect the battery. But if your stealing a car and are an idiot (most car jackers are) then you have know idea about onstar.

also just a question what doe IMHO mean

i know IMO
In My Opinion.

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rollin thunder said:
also just a question what doe IMHO mean

i know IMO
In My Opinion.
It means In My Humble Opinion

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MrBiz said:
rollin thunder said:
also just a question what doe IMHO mean

i know IMO
In My Opinion.
It means In My Humble Opinion
ok great thanks. i am not much of an IM er or text person so i dont use acronims that much. You learn somthing every day.

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ROFLMAO! IIRC IMHO = In My Humble Opinion, AFAIK. woot! ttyl

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You can also get a discount on your auto insurance with OnStar. Tell them that you have vehicle locater with OnStar and you should get a discount.

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* AFAICR/S/T — As far as I can recall / remember / see / tell[2]
* AFAIK — As far as I know[3]
* AFK — Away from keyboard - Has evolved to also mean a longer brb, implying the person is still at the computer, but will not be right back[3]
* ANFSCD — And Now For Something Completely Different. Used to change the subject of conversation.[4]
* ASAP — As soon as possible[5]
* ASL — Age / sex / location[6]
* ATEOTD — At The End of the Day[4]
* ATM — At the moment[3]
* AWOL — Absent Without (Official) Leave[2]
* AYBABTU (also abbreviated as AYB) — All your base are belong to us (from the video game Zero Wing)[2]


* B2B — Business to Business[3]
* BBIAB — Be back in a bit[6]
* BBL/S — Be back later / shortly / soon[6]
* BCNU — Be seein' you[3]
* Blog — Also known as web log or an online journal[2]
* BOF — Beginning of file[2]
* BOFH — Bastard operator from hell[3]
* Bot — Any type of automated software in chatrooms and web-cataloging software[7]
* BRB — Be right back[3]
* BRT — Be right there[2]
* BS — Backstab / ********[2]
* BSOD — Blue Screen of Death[3]
* BTDT — Been there done that[6]
* BTDTGTTSAWIO - Been there, done that, got the t-shirt and wore it out[8]
* BTW — By the way[7]
* Bump - Increment (For example, C's ++ operator.)[3] or a backronym for "Bring Up My Post"[2]


* CBA — Can't Be Arsed. A term to indicate or dictate laziness.[2]
* Crawl — To retrieve a web page along with the hyperlinks that reference it[7]
* Crapplet — A poorly written computer application[9]
* CU — See you (later)[3]
* CYA — See ya OR Cover Your ***[2]
* Cyber (prefix) — A term used to connect the subsequent word loosely to the world of computers or the Internet or sex over a computer[7]
* Cyberspace — Virtual reality, the Internet, the World Wide Web, and other kinds of computer systems. Science fiction author William Gibson popularized the term in his novel Neuromancer. Gibson used the word to describe a virtual world of computer networks that his cyberpunk heroes 'jacked into'[7]


* DFTT — Don't feed the trolls[4]
* DGAF — Don't Give A ****
* DIAF — Die in a fire[4]
* DILLIGAF/D/S — Does it look like I give a flip / **** / **** / ****[4]
* DND — Do not disturb[2]
* DOA — Dead on arrival. Refers to hardware that is broken on delivery.[10]


* EOF — End Of File[3]
* EOM — End of Message[6]
* EOL — End of Life. Device or hardware that is at the end of its product life cycle.[6]
* EQ — EverQuest[2]
* ETA — Estimated time of arrival[2]


* FAQ — Frequently Asked Question(s)[3]
* FFS — For ****'s sake[6]
* Flamer — Someone who makes inflammatory, abusive or directly offensive comments. Similar to, but not quite the same as an Internet troll[3]
* FMCDH — From My Cold Dead Hands[2]
* FOAD — **** off and die[3]
* FOAF — Friend of a friend[3]
* FTL — For the loss[6]
* FTW — For the win[6]
* FU — **** you[2]
* FUBAR — ****ed up beyond all recognition / repair (from military slang; pronounced "foo-bar")[3]
* FUD — Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (the purposeful spread of misinformation)[3]
* Furni — A slang term meaning "furniture" predominantely used on Habbo Hotel[3]
* FWIW — For what it's worth[3]
* FYI — For your information[3]


* GBTW — Get back to work[2]
* GD - Good duel [1]
* GF — Great/good fight/girlfriend[2]
* GFETE — Grinning from ear to ear[4]
* GFU — Good for you[2]
* GFY — Go **** yourself[2]
* GG — Good game, used at or near the conclusion of a gaming match[6]
* GL — Good luck, often used at beginning of a contest[6]
* GJ — Good job, often used in online gaming when a teammate performs an act benefitting his team, such as killing an opponent or enabling that kill[2]
* GMTA — Great minds think alike[2]
* Godwin's Law — Dictates that the longer a thread, the more likely someone will post a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler[11]
* Gratz — Congratulations[2]
* GTFO — Get the **** out[2]
* GTG or G2G — 'Got to go' or 'Good to go'[6]
* GR -Good Race[2]
* GR8 — Great[2]


* HAND — Have A Nice Day[3]
* Handle — Name used in online chat, (AKA nick(name), alias, screen/user name)[7]
* HF — Have fun[2]
* Haxor or H4x0r (1337) — Hacker[6]
* Hit — A request made to the web server, (noun) the results of an internet search, (verb) loading a Web page. Hits are not equivalent to visitors of a webpage.[7]
* Home page — The website's introduction page, starting point, and guide. The technical term is "index"[7]
* Hot list — A collection of publicly available URLs (World Wide Web site addresses), sometimes available as text files.[7]
* HTH — Hope this / that helps, or happy to help[3]
* H8 — Hate[2]


* IANAL — I am not a lawyer[3]
* IAWTC — I agree with that/this comment[2]
* IBTL — In before the lock[9]
* IDC — I don't care[2]
* IDK — I don't know[3]
* IINM — If I'm not mistaken[2]
* IIRC — If I recall / remember correctly[3]
* IIUC — If I understand correctly[2]
* ILY— I love you[9]
* IMO/IMHO/IMNSHO/IMAO — In my (humble / honest / not so humble / arrogant) opinion[3][7][12]
* Information superhighway — The Internet (AKA: I-way, infobahn)[7]
* IONO — I don't know[2]
* IOW — In other words[3]
* IRC — Internet Relay Chat[3]
* IRL — In real life[3]
* ITYM — I Think You Mean[2]
* IWSN — I want sex now[9]
* IYKWIM — If you know what I mean[13]


* Jaggy — Aliased computer graphics[7]
* JAS — Just a second[2]
* JK or j/k — Just kidding, or joke[2]
* JFGI — Just ****ing/Freaking Google It[4]


* k or kk — OK[4]
* KISS — Keep it simple stupid.[4]
* KS(ing) — Kill-Steal(ing)[2]
* KOS — Kill on sight[2]
* KTHX — OK, thanks[4]
* KTHXBAI or KTHXBYE — OK, thanks, goodbye, used either to cut short a conversation or to express displeasure with being cut short[4]


* L2P — Learn to play; an admonishment to MMORPG players who are incompetent and/or whine[2]
* L8R — Later, L8R also sometimes abbreviated as L8ER is commonly used in chat rooms and other text based communications as a way of saying good bye.[6]
* Lag — Slang term for slow Internet speeds or high Internet latency; Lag is sometimes due to a server problem, but more frequently due to the connection between client and server. A slow or intermittent connection may often be referred to as laggy[3]
* Lamer — A know-nothing, one who is lame.[3]
* Leet — Often spelled as l33t or 1337 in ASCII form. It originally meant elite[3]
* LFG — Looking for group[2]
* LFM — Looking for more[2]
* LM(F)AO — Laughing my (****ing) *** off[2]
* LMIRL — Let's meet in real life.[2]
* LMK — Let me know[2]
* LOL — Laughing out loud, laugh out loud[14]
* LOTI — Laughing on the inside[2]
* LTNS — Long time no see[6]
* LYLAS — Love you like a sister[4]
* Lurker — Someone who frequents a Usenet group without participating in discussions[3]


* MMORPG, MMO — Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game[6]
* MMOFPS — Massive Multi-player Online First Person Shooter[2]
* MOTD — Message of the day[3]
* MS — MapleStory, an MMORPG[2]
* MTFBWY — May The Force be with you[4]
* MUD — Multi-User Dungeon[3]
* MUSH — Multi-User Shared Hallucination[3]
* MYOB — Mind your own business[3]
* M8 — Mate[2]


* NE1 — "Anyone"[15]
* Newbie, noob, or n00b — An inexperienced user of a system or game,[3] or an annoying person.[2]
* NIFOC — Naked In Front Of Computer[3]
* NFW — No freaking way (polite form)[2]
* NM — (Sometimes written N/M) Not much, Never mind or no message, used on message boards or in e-mails to indicate that everything is already said in the subject line.[6][16]
* NP — No problem[6]
* NSFW — Not safe for work. Warning about content that may get the viewer in trouble with his employer or co-workers.[17][18]
* NVM, NVMD, or nm — Nevermind, not much[19]


* O RLY — Oh really?[20]
* OIC — Oh, I see[3]
* OFN — Old ****ing news[3]
* OMG — Oh my god[6]
* OMFG — Oh my ****ing god/gosh[6]
* OMGWTFBBQ- Oh my God, What the ****/Freak, Barbecue[2]
* OMW — On my way or Oh my word[2]
* OP — Original poster / Operator / Outpost[2]
* OS — Operating system[3]
* OT — Off topic[2]
* OTOH — On the other hand[3]
* OTP — On the phone or One true pairing[2]


* P2P — Peer to peer, or pay to play[2]
* PAW — Parents are watching[13]
* PEBKAC/PEBCAK — Problem exists between keyboard and chair[3]
* Ping — From the popular network monitoring tool, used as a greeting similar to "Are you there?".[21][22]
* PITA — Pain in the arse / ***[3]
* PLMK — Please let me know[3]
* plz — Please[2]
* PM - Personal message or private message[2]
* PMSL — Pissing myself laughing[6]
* POS — Piece of ****, or parent over shoulder.[6]
* POTS — Plain old telephone service[3]
* POV — Point of view[13]
* PPL — People[13]
* PST — Please send tell[2]
* PTKFGS — Punch the Keys For God's Sake[2]
* pr0n — Intentional misspelling of porn[2]
* PW — Persistent World (gaming)[4]
* pwned — Intentional misspelling of owned[4]


* QFA — Quoted for accuracy. Similar to QFT[4]
* QFT — Quoted for truth. Used on internet message boards to show agreement from a previous message[4]


* Rehi (or merely re) — Hello again[3]
* RL — Real Life[3]
* RO(T)FL — Rolling on (the) floor laughing[3]
* RO(T)FLMAO — Rolling on (the) floor laughing my *** off[3]
* RO(T)FLOL — Rolling on (the) floor laughing out loud[3]
* RSN — Real soon now (used sarcastically)[3]
* RTFB — Read the ****ing binary (or book)[3]
* RTFS — Read the ****ing source[3]
* RTFM/RTM — Read the (****ing) manual[3]


* SCNR — Sorry, could not resist[5]
* sk8/sk8r — skate/skater[4]
* Smiley — Another name for emoticons[7]
* SMH — Shaking my head[4]
* SNAFU — Situation normal: all (****ed/[3]fouled) up[2]
* Snail mail — Normal paper mail service[7]
* SOHF — Sense of humor failure[13]
* Spider — The program behind a search engine[7]
* STFU — Shut the **** up[23]
* STFW — Search the ****ing web[10]


* TANSTAAFL — There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, from Robert A. Heinlein's novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress[3]
* TBF — Time between failures[3]
* TBH — To be honest[6]
* TG — That's great[4]
* TGIF — Thank god it's Friday[2]
* TH(N)X, TNX or TX — Thanks[6]
* TIA — Thanks in advance[10]
* TINC — There Is No Cabal, a term discouraging conspiracy theories[3]
* TL;DR - Too Long; Didn't Read, an admonishment that a post is too lengthy or lacks worthwhile content[2]
* TMI — Too much information[2]
* TOS — Terms of service[3]
* TTBOMK — To the best of my knowledge[5]
* TTFN — Ta ta for now[3]
* TTT — To the top, used in forums to bump a thread[2]
* TTTH — Talk to the hand[4]
* TTYL — Talk to you later (also spelled TTUL, T2UL or T2YL)[3]
* TTYTT — To Tell You The Truth[2]
* Tweedler — One who has deep love for all computer related technology and gadgets[7]
* TWIMC — To Whom It May Concern[4]
* TY — Thank you[6]
* TYT — Take your time[3]
* TYVM — Thank you very much[13]


* U — You[2]
* UTFSE — Use the ****ing search engine[2]



* w00t, w00T or WOOT — First two express exuberance, the latter is a backronym for the term "We Own the Other Team".[2]
* W/ or W/O — With or without[2]
* WB — Welcome back[3]
* W/E — Whatever[2]
* WP — Well Played[4]
* WRT — With respect / regard to[3]
* WTB — Want to buy[2]
* WTF — What the ****[3]
* WTG — Way to go[3]
* WTH — What the hell[3]
* WTS — Want to sell[2]
* WTT — Want to trade[2]
* WUG — What you got?[2]
* WoW — World of Warcraft (game)[2]
* WUBU2 — What (have) you been up to?[2]
* WUU2 — What (are) you up to?[2]
* WYSIWYG — What you see is what you get[3][7]
* W8 — Wait[2]


* YARLY — Yeah Really
* YIS — Yours in service -or- Yours in Scouting. (Boy Scouts of America)[4]
* YHBT — You have been trolled.[4]
* YKW — You know what?[9]
* YMMV — Your mileage may vary.[6]
* YTMND — You're The Man Now, Dog[2]
* YW — You're welcome.[2]
* YOYO — You're On Your Own.[2]
* YOYOW - You own your own words. [2]


* ZOMG — An intentional misspelling of the acronym shorthand for "Oh My God/Gawd" and pronounced "Zoh My God/Gawd" This version is mainly used in jest or to ridicule people who use abbreviations like OMG and OMFG[6]

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Discussion Starter · #14 ·

But seriously, I hope you cut and pasted!!! I could use those as my 14 year old keeps texting me and I have to just guess! ;D

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tymj said:

or should I say HC
It should be HCBMTALOA: Holy crap bat man thats a lot of abbreviations! :eek:
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