[Beowulf] 10GbE Adapter Market

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 12:27:15 PST 2013


I"m well chastised, thanks all, but FWIW, I'll go with Self Organizing
HOlotronics, which is way cooler. And now it's mentioned, Small Office Home
Office rings a bell (I'm not a network guy obviously). The acronym should
be added to the wiki disambiguation (/grumble)
Peter


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Bob Drzyzgula <bob at drzyzgula.org> wrote:

> FYI, FWIW: SOHO="Small Office/Home Office".
>
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Peter St. John <peter.st.john at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Well that's amusing. The link has a clever animation of someone googling
>> on my behalf, and comes up with what I assume is the correct definition:
>> (from https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=define%3A+soho )
>> "relating to a market for relatively inexpensive consumer electronics
>> used by individuals and small companies."
>>
>> That's great, but there are two funny things about the page. It follows
>> the definition with the actual google results for "soho", none of which
>> mention anything even related to the given definition. The other funny
>> thing is that the definition does not mention the acronym, or strictly
>> speaking, the etymology of the "word".
>> So I'm still mystified, and I don't know how an automatic dictionary
>> system using google got that definition when none of it's search results
>> get that definition. Any "pick best answer from the results" AI that I
>> might write would retrieve "South of Houston" &c.
>> So this is a put-on, right?
>>
>> So my actual bandwagon is that people should take the time to say what
>> they mean; I don't mind looking up unfamiliar words, and I had (otherwise I
>> wouldn't have known about the holotronic architecture idea). And if SOHO
>> means COTS but nobody remembers the acronym, then I suggest sticking with
>> COTS.
>>  Peter
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III <ellis at cse.psu.edu>wrote:
>>
>>> On 11/15/2013 12:28 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
>>> > I missed the 4-letter acronym; my grasp stops at TLA's :/
>>> > By SOHO you don't mean "self organizing holons" although that idea is
>>> > germane to distributed processing. So what's a SOHO?
>>>
>>> Just because I find this service so snarky/funny:
>>>
>>> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define%3A+soho
>>>
>>> No ill will intended :D.  In your defense I also had to look it up.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>>
>>> ellis
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