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Comment: Re:Thinkpad Stinkpad Schminkpad (Score 1) 278

by yorgasor (#41048807) Attached to: The ThinkPad Goes Ultrabook — ThinkPad X1 Carbon Tested

Um, the W's are Workstation grade laptops. They come with high end graphics cards meant for heavy CAD use, quad core CPUs and 32G of RAM, and high res screens. My w520 is fully loaded and kicks serious butt. It's in the same league as the Dell Precision and HP Elitebook W series laptops.

Comment: Re:Awsum, TTY in your name (Score 1) 525

by yorgasor (#34794622) Attached to: Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

My wife had very strict requirements in the naming of our kids. She scrutinized every suggestion I ever made, just to see if there was some strange connection to technology that I was trying to sneak in there.

When it came time to name my son, I managed to massage the suggestions in such a way that his initials came out to be TTY. As she mulled the name over in her head, she said, "Hmm, TTY. I've heard of that, what does that stand for?" I replied with an uninterested voice, "Um, I think it stands for teletypewriter. I think they use it for deaf people on phones."

That didn't sound very geeky to her, so she let it slide. To this day, she doesn't realize how awesome it is that my son's initials are TTY :)

Comment: Excited x86 assembly developers (Score 1) 209

by yorgasor (#30954494) Attached to: x86 Assembler JWASM Hits Stable Release

"January 2010 is an exciting month for x86 assembly language developers"

Somehow I have a hard time imagining a bunch of x86 assembly programmers getting excited. I've done assembly on a lot of different architectures, and I can't say "excitement" was ever a term I'd use to describe any emotions related to it.

"Oh wow! There's a new tool that might make some poor saps lives suck slightly less! This is such an awesome month!"

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.