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April 29, 2006 10:11:07 PM

Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?

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April 29, 2006 10:12:45 PM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?
I believe it has something to do with the names of locations in there homestate, and also my homestate, Oregon.
April 29, 2006 10:30:21 PM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


There's a city in Canada called Prescott. I drove through it on my way to Montreal 2 weeks ago. It was hot as hell :) 

EDIT: Apparently, there's a Prescott, Arizona as well. Just look HERE
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April 29, 2006 10:32:42 PM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?
They take out a map and point to places around the world.

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


There's a city in Canada called Prescott. I drove through it on my way to Montreal 2 weeks ago. It was hot as hell :)  :lol:  How hot 75c? Did it require watercooling?

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EDIT: Apparently, there's a Prescott, Arizona as well. Just look HERE


No wonder Intel chose that name. :D 
April 29, 2006 10:35:08 PM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?
They take out a map and point to places around the world.

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


There's a city in Canada called Prescott. I drove through it on my way to Montreal 2 weeks ago. It was hot as hell :)  :lol:  How hot 75c? Did it require watercooling? A mist-fan.
April 29, 2006 10:35:54 PM

So what kind of cpu they're gonna come up if they ever point out Antartica or Death Valley? :?
April 29, 2006 10:36:05 PM

Conroe is a town in Texas. I bet the Intel people did this just to curry President Bush's favor. Whores. How unsubtle. If I wanted to curry someone's favor, I'd do it in a more subtle fashion. Like steal all their wigs or something. That'd have them on their knees in no time.
April 29, 2006 10:39:03 PM

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Conroe is a town in Texas. I bet the Intel people did this just to curry President Bush's favor. Whores. How unsubtle. If I wanted to curry someone's favor, I'd do it in a more subtle fashion. Like steal all their wigs or something. That'd have them on their knees in no time.
http://www.nirvani.net.nyud.net:8090/misc/$87,000,000,000/dubya.jpg He was born in Tennessee, not Texas by the way.
April 29, 2006 10:44:35 PM

I just wonder who would be the first to come up with a name Baghdad. It would be a seller!
April 29, 2006 10:45:57 PM

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Conroe is a town in Texas. I bet the Intel people did this just to curry President Bush's favor. Whores. How unsubtle. If I wanted to curry someone's favor, I'd do it in a more subtle fashion. Like steal all their wigs or something. That'd have them on their knees in no time.


If that isn't OT I don't know what is. That one must have come from way out in left field. (No pun intended.)

As for Baghdad, I would think it would be too unstable to be of use. (Pun intended.)
April 29, 2006 10:52:12 PM

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I just wonder who would be the first to come up with a name Baghdad. It would be a seller!


It would be for socket "Oil"
April 29, 2006 11:01:05 PM

Got it! Thanks! :D 
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April 29, 2006 11:03:01 PM

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So what kind of cpu they're gonna come up if they ever point out Antartica or Death Valley? :?


Prescott should have been named Death Valley.

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Unless Intel or AMD brings out a CPU that can actually cool the inside of a PC case, no CPU should ever be called Antartica.
April 30, 2006 12:00:40 AM

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So what kind of cpu they're gonna come up if they ever point out Antartica or Death Valley? :?


Prescott should have been named Death Valley.

Hottest Tempurature on Earth

Unless Intel or AMD brings out a CPU that can actually cool the inside of a PC case, no CPU should ever be called Antartica.

Agreed.
April 30, 2006 12:12:34 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name?
April 30, 2006 12:20:20 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name? Mine comes from Red Vs. Blue.
April 30, 2006 12:34:15 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name? Mine comes from Red Vs. Blue.

Mine is an old childhood nickname, not quite as exciting bland as 'Pat'.

Interesting as is mine.
April 30, 2006 1:04:20 AM

"Conroe is a town in Texas. I bet the Intel people did this just to curry President Bush's favor. Whores. How unsubtle. If I wanted to curry someone's favor, I'd do it in a more subtle fashion. Like steal all their wigs or something. That'd have them on their knees in no time."

christ grow a brain!
April 30, 2006 1:42:15 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name? Mine comes from Red Vs. Blue.

Mine is an old childhood nickname, not quite as exciting bland as 'Pat'.

Interesting as is mine. Doing quotes makes your ePenis bigger.
April 30, 2006 1:42:52 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name? Mine comes from Red Vs. Blue.

Mine is an old childhood nickname, not quite as exciting bland as 'Pat'.

Interesting as is mine. Doing quotes makes your ePenis bigger. I like quotes...
April 30, 2006 1:57:53 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


Yeah..

chuckshissle, caboose-1, Angry_ducky, dvdpiddy, ShinigamiX, BGP_Spook, JumpingJack,...

how you guy come with these name? Mine comes from Red Vs. Blue.

Mine is an old childhood nickname, not quite as exciting bland as 'Pat'.

Interesting as is mine. Doing quotes makes your ePenis bigger. I like quotes...
So do I.

As for my name, the Spook part is a teenage nickname* and BGP are my initials.

*I have a natural aptitude at sneaking up on people, and I used to stare at people without blinking. To answer your next question, yes, I was a very weird person.
April 30, 2006 2:32:04 AM

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Smithfield,Conroe, Toledo, Turion, Merom, bla bla bla....and the list goes on.

How do they come up with these stuff and does this mean anything other than just names?


When working on a project that has yet to be released, companies typically give the product/project a name. That can be legally dangerous for if they name the product/project before branding it and it has a trademark associated to that code name, then the owner of the trademark can sue and halt all activity on the project.

Various things cannot be trademarked though, geographic locations, generic terms such as animals (giraffe, monkey, or longhorn). Other names that are commonly accepted to describe objects also cannot be trademarked, such has hammer, sledgehammer, clawhammer....

Intel uses geographic locations or geographic names within the vicinity of their design/manufacturing sites (typically within the state or country) to name thier project names (Prescott, AZ Coppermine is a river in OR, Willamette and Deschutes are also rivers in OR), Merom is in Israel, so is Yonah and Dothan, Tejas (which was killed) is due to the fact that the project was located in Austin, TX. Conroe is in Texas.... not sure what Woodcrest refers to.

There you have it, pretty simple really.

Jack
I was just going to post this and you beat me to it, nice. :) 
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