People's Liberation Army, the official name of China's millitary. This includes not only the ground forces but also the navy and air force; hence, you'll sometimes see the seemingly contradictory terms PLA Navy and PLA Air Force (also known as the PLAAF).

Abbreviation for Phone Losers of America. PLA was an underground zine that came out in late 1994 that dealt with phone phreaking, a bit of computer hacking, and getting stuff for free. PLA was the very first zine I read, and I enjoyed it so much it inspired me to look for other zines online. It is not published anymore.

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