An extract on #fff
Fun Fun Fun Fest, an annual music festival held in Austin, Texas
"FFF", a song from the album Cryptic Writings by American thrash metal band Megadeth
"FFF", a song from the album Album
"FFF", a song from the album Fdd frlorare by Swedish black metal group Shining
fff, in dynamics, forte fortissimo or fortississimoas loud as can be played
F.F.F. (musical), a 1920 Australian musical comedy
FFF (gang), a gang active in the San Fernando Valley during the 1980s
Federation of Free Farmers, in the Philippines
Freedom Air Services (ICAO code), a defunct Nigerian airline
Fuck for Forest, an environmental group that raises money through the production of pornography
While the FFF system is not used in practice, it has been used as an example in discussions of the relative merits of different systems of units. Some of the FFF units, notably the microfortnight, have been used jokingly in computer science. Besides having the meaning "any obscure unit", the derived unit furlongs per fortnight has also served frequently in classroom examples of unit conversion and dimensional analysis.
One microfortnight is equal to 1.2096 seconds. This has become a joke in computer science because in the VMS operating system, the TIMEPROMPTWAIT variable, which holds the time the system will wait for an operator to set the correct date and time at boot if it realizes that the current value is bogus, is set in microfortnights. This is because the computer uses a loop instead of the internal clock which has not been activated yet to run the timer. The documentation notes that "[t]he time unit of micro-fortnights is approximated as seconds in the implementation."
Jargon File reports that the millifortnight (about 20 minutes) and nanofortnight have been occasionally used.
One furlong per fortnight is a speed which would be barely noticeable to the naked eye. It converts to:
1.663104 metre per second, (i.e. 0.1663 mm/s)
roughly one centimetre per minute (to within 1 part in 400),
roughly three eighths of an inch per minute, and