2. acronym; Array Technologies Incorporated
a little bit of ATi's history.
ATi was founded in 1985 and worked primarily in the OEM field, it produced integrated graphics cards for large PC manufacturers like IBM and Commodore. They made Graphics chips for Game systems like the wii (codenamed Hollywood, which is a modified version of the gamecube chip called flapper) ATi also made the graphics core for the XBOX 360 (codenamed Xenos).
July 24, 2006, AMD and ATI announced a plan to merge together where they would go on to make graphics cards with poor Pixel shader support and a notoriously bad driver set for Linux. Also noted not to work with MS Dos in graphics mode.
Linux user: Oh grate an ATi card, I just love having 10 fps in Quake arena.
nVIDIOT: GET THE GEFORCE! ATI SUCKZZ!!1!1
Normal person: I'll get the one that's the best performance / value.
2:(Automated looped recording) "Sydney Terminal Information India. Arrivals and Departures, runway 25. Men with Hand tools operating to the edge of runway 34 left. Winds 280 at 20 knots, gusts to 30 knots. Crosswind maximum 19 knots. Visibility Greater than 10 kilometers, Reduced to 5000 metres in passing showers. Cloud, Few at 800 feet, scattered at 2000 feet, broken overcast at 4500 feet. Temperature 20 celcius, QNH 1017 millibars. On first contact with Sydney Approach or Ground, notify receipt of India." (recording loops to begining again).
2a: Sydney Approach Qantas 462 descending 8000 through 10,000 visual on top, have ATIS India.
A Text Webzine published every week since
1988. Because ATI existed long before
ati graphics cards, and all the other
corporations, the editor and publisher
managed to win lawsuits and become the new owner and operator of every single thing using the letters A.T.I. including the bussing company and even the one in dictionary defition #1 above. ;)
"...and perhaps the highly anarcho-political
"ATI zine was a hacker zine back in the day, much like TAP/YIPL, 2600, Reality Hackers, Mondo 2000, LOD tech manuals and Phrack. Over time, topics shifted to include Anarchy, Music and Poetry, which is pretty much what ATI specializes in nowadays. But because it's completely submission driven (except for what the publisher puts out during dry weeks) many other topics are always just as welcomed. (AND the writer's an IMCsta!)"