[Ads-l] RES: ping (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed May 18 16:02:54 EDT 2016


> When traveling, I send a one-word message, "Ping"  Skype-to-Skype to my wife, if I have nothing to say. When online, she'll write back
> "Pong" if she's still alive & has nothing to say. Got the idea from submarine movies.
Tom Clancy _The Hunt for Red October_ New York: Berkeley, 1985
p. 431 "Chief, power up and stand by to ping the boomer hard."


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