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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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Shock handling characteristics of ATA drives are also superior.
The ATA continues to identify and train young talent.
While Intelligent ATA is a central element of an effective disk-to-disk-to-tape solution, there are benefits to tape-based media that will give it some staying power over the short-term.
Junior development is the future of the ATA and we need the unqualified support of everyone that cares about that future," he says.
The maximum capacity of 5400-RPM ATA disk drives is now over 300GB, utilizing platters approximately 95mm in diameter.
Through this integrated approach to online and extended online storage, customers can simply mix any combination of Fibre Channel and ATA device enclosures offering a single solution to store production data and bring offline data online.
Recently, the quality and feature set of ATA RAID offered by various vendors has improved over what was available just two years ago.
SST's new ATA Flash Disk Controller supports the standard ATA/IDE interface up to PIO Mode-4, with sustained write and read speed of up to 1.
Serial ATA is the next -generation internal storage interconnect designed to replace Ultra ATA technology.
The seven companies have formed the Serial ATA working group and are working together to develop the Serial ATA storage interface specification for the next-generation computing platform.
Examining Serial ATA's (SATA) comprehensive set of features illustrates how SATA addresses the shortcomings of Parallel ATA and the reasons for SATA as an ideal choice for deployment in enterprise-level and external RAID subsystems.