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attagirl

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a girl, woman, or female animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the girl"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta girl." Attagirl! I knew you would ace your exam.

attaboy

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a boy, man, or male animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the boy"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta boy." You won the spelling bee? Attaboy!

attagal

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a woman, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. It is a variation of the more common (but also potentially diminutive) "attagirl;" sometimes spelled "atta gal." A: "I was promoted to executive manager this morning." B: "Attagal! You're in the big leagues now!"
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Serial-Attached SCSI complements Serial ATA by adding device addressing (scalability), and offers higher reliability, manageability, and data availability services, along with logical SCSI compatibility.
ATA drive technology will be a large component in the HSM space providing cost-effective, high-performance, near-line storage.
Serial ATA poses several challenges to system implementers due to changes in the construct not utilized in Parallel ATA.
A consortium that includes such major players as Intel, Dell, IBM, Maxtor, Quantum, Seagate, Western Digital, Philips, and a few others are developing this next generation ATA, producing an interface that it currently calls Serial ATA.
As ATA does not represent a significant presence at any other Fitch-rated airport, the credit implications of a possible liquidation of the airline should be minimal outside of Indianapolis and Midway.
Candera's enterprise ATA approach delivers the reliability, scalability and high performance most commonly found only in very expensive, monolithic Fibre Channel solutions.
Candera, with its SCE 510 network storage controller and ATA appliance, has merged enterprise-class storage with Serial ATA economics.
DataPort Serial ATA Storage Enclosures can also support IDE/ATA hard drives when using the company's new IDE-to-Serial ATA removable drive carriers as an optional feature.
Why is there such a movement towards the use of ATA drives use in an increasing array of applications?
today announced its Serial ATA product strategy, building on the company's long heritage in developing ATA and ATA RAID technologies.
To that end, ATA executive director Albert Tucker is going full steam ahead.
Fortunately, users have another backup and restore technology option in the form of low-cost Serial ATA disks.
originator and supplier of ATA RAID solutions, today announced the availability of the SuperSwap 1100, a hot swap drive enclosure for Serial ATA/150 drives.
While the ATA itself originated in 1916 and remains the oldest black sports organization in the country, its junior program was conceived in the 1950s by Virginia physician Walter Johnson.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- ATA (American Trans Air) (Nasdaq: AMTR) today unveiled a new global identity and customer service program designed to position the carrier as the leader in the leisure travel market.