A service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls through human operators who serve as facilitators. A speechor hearing-disabled person initiating a TRS call uses a teletypewriter (TTY) or other text input device to call the TRS relay center and gives the communications assistant (CA) the destination telephone number, which the CA uses to place a traditional telephone call. The CA then serves as a translator, relaying the text of the calling party in voice to the called party, and converting the voice of the called party into text for the benefit of the caller.There are a number of variations on the basic text-to-voice and voice-to-text theme of TRS.
A series of Personal Computers sold by Tandy Radio Shack decades ago. The “80” referred to the Zilog Z-80 processor in the machines. Many in the Computer Underground (CU) joke about these computers as being TRaSh-80s. Schell, B.H., Dodge, J.L., with S.S. Moutsatsos. The Hacking of America: Who’s Doing It, Why, and How. Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 2002.
(finance) A total return swap.