CPUs Codenamed After Cities?

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#2
Why not? That way they wont run out of names any time soon. But be thankful that all towns aren't named like some of the following.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
or
Gorsafawddachaidraigodanheddogleddollonpenrhynareurdraethceredigion
(Both in Wales, U.K.)
or...
Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu
(New Zealand)
Krungthepmahanakornamornratanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokphopnopparatrajathaniburiromudomrajaniwesmahasatharn
amornphimarnavatarnsathitsakkattiyavisanukamprasit
(Thailand)

There aren't any gaps in those names but this board inserts gaps...a vBulletin issue, happens at McAfee too.
 
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{Ron!n}

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#3
Those are some really long names!!!!
Can people actually remember/memorize them??
 

Ex_Brit

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#4
I guess the people who live there do...LOL
 

mqudsi

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Why not? That way they wont run out of names any time soon. But be thankful that all towns aren't named like some of the following.
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
or
Gorsafawddachaidraigodanheddogleddollonpenrhynareurdraethceredigion
(Both in Wales, U.K.)
or...
Tetaumatawhakatangihangakoauaotamateaurehaeaturipukapihimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu
(New Zealand)
Krungthepmahanakornamornratanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokphopnopparatrajathaniburiromudomrajaniwesmahasatharn
amornphimarnavatarnsathitsakkattiyavisanukamprasit
(Thailand)

There aren't any gaps in those names but this board inserts gaps...a vBulletin issue, happens at McAfee too.
It's actually an option in the admin center, I have it set to force a wrap at 71 characters (IIRC); otherwise they'd add a horizontal scroll-bar and mess up the layout.

Addendum:

...and for what it's worth, Intel does the same:

List of Intel codenames - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3676031

From the second link:
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Ever feel like you need a map to keep up with all of the products coming from Intel? [/SIZE][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=-1]That's because the company uses one to pick out its codenames. While headquarters is situated firmly in the heart of the Silicon Valley -- Santa Clara, Calif., to be exact -- the primary development is done in Oregon, with some in the Sierra Nevadas area of northern California and some in its Israel facility. As a result, the engineers at Intel have picked codenames from their surroundings. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Since it's my job to keep these code names straight, I inevitably became curious about their origins. It became clear pretty quick that Intel was taking names from local landmarks around its development facilities. But take a closer look at newer titles, and it appears Intel has run out of local landmarks. The cities are now all over the map. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=-1]I couldn't even track down a few -- Clovertown, Kentsfield, Yorkfield, Whitefield, Sossaman -- and Intel, for its own reasons, doesn't like to tie its code names to a specific city. It likes to say there's a Penryn in California and England, and won't say whether it picked one city over another in the name. [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica][SIZE=-1]Wikipedia maintains a list, but I highlight some of the more interesting entries here. It certainly gives you an interesting tour of Oregon and the Sierra Nevadas. So, let's go for a ride. [/SIZE][/FONT]
 
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Mak 2.0

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how are those prononced????????????????? plus it does not fit on your drivers license :

name: mr. john smith 24 years of age
eye color: blue place of birth: Krungthepmahanakornamornratanakosinmahintarayutthayamahadilokphopnopparatrajatha niburiromudomrajaniwesmahasatharn
amornphimarnavatarnsathitsakkattiyavisanukamprasit
 

Ex_Brit

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#8
Rotfl.