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    As seen here, AMD will release their answer to Intel's Pentium M chip, and have decided to call it "Turion". AKA, the dormant resting bud of Aldrovanda. Gotta get me one of those. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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    I thought that was associated with dormant aquatic Utrics. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    That's odd, calling a new processor the equivalent of "dormant bud"..... sorta like the chevy Nova when it was introduced in Mexico.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]sorta like the chevy Nova when it was introduced in Mexico.......
    maubudon, I was in Central America when the "Nova" was introduced. The local Chevy dealer was horrified when he was notified by GM that he was expected to sell a large number of them. He ended up paying to have new chrome "Estrella" emblems installed.
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    Estrella eh?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] Thanks for posting that Lauderdale, I didn't know the dealers ended up holding the bag on that one
    What about the pepsi motto that got translated from "choice of a new generation" to "brings your ancestors back to life" in Chinese?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]?
    Gotta love transliteration mistakes.......

    Still, "dormancy bud" for a new processor is pretty dang funny..... less funny once folks start to have "dormancy issues" with them.....
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    There may be some logic in using the name "turion". Webster's definition:
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]a small shoot, as of asparagus or certain aquatic plants, from which a new plant can develop.
    So perhaps it is intended to suggest the place where energy is stored and ready to be released to regenerate a new plant (or perhaps a computer).

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (mabudon @ Jan. 13 2005,3:17)]Still, "dormancy bud" for a new processor is pretty dang funny..... less funny once folks start to have "dormancy issues" with them.....
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