In Finland, VR refers to the concern that keeps railroads running. Formerly it was an acronym that meant "Valtion Rautatiet" (State Railroads), but they went corporate in 1995.

VR group has 25 companies, totalling about 16000 employees.

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voodoo programming = V = Vulcan nerve pinch

VR // [MUD] n.

On-line abbrev for virtual reality, as opposed to RL.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

In the camera world, VR stands for Vibration Reduction and refers to Nikon's method of image stabilization. Small motors are attached to one or more lens elements and a sensor detects small movements of the lens, then moves the lens elements in an attempt to compensate for them.

This allows photographers to use much slower shutter speeds without relying on a tripod to hold the camera steady.

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