Sony's a Japanese company dude. But I don't think it's a translation thing, I think the words mean something but I'll be damned if I know what.
Ok, I found some things out (editing post here)
VAIO is an acronym, it stands for: Video Audio Integrated Operation
CLIE is also an acronym, it stands for: Communication, Link, Information & Entertainment.
WEGA: It's a german audio-video company that Sony bought out.
Hmm... Thanks dictionary.com and wikipedia.
O.E. hit, neut. nom. & acc. of third pers. sing. pronoun, from P.Gmc. demonstrative base *khi- (cf. O.Fris. hit, Du. het, Goth. hita "it"), which is also the root of he. As gender faded in M.E., it took on the meaning "thing or animal spoken about before." The h- was lost due to being in an unemphasized position, as in modern speech the h- in "give it to him," "ask her," "is only heard in the careful speech of the partially educated" [Weekley]. It "the sex act" is from 1611; meaning "sex appeal (especially in a woman)" first attested 1904 in works of Rudyard Kipling, popularized 1927 as title of a book by Elinor Glyn, and by application of It Girl to silent-film star Clara Bow (1905-1965). In children's games, meaning "the one who must tag the others" is attested from 1842.
Since its origins stem from Middle English we need to then look at the origins of Middle English and from there we can derive a timeframe during which the word in its original use first occured.
Middle English is the name given by historical philologists to the diverse forms of the English language spoken in England from around the 12th to the 15th centuries— from after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror in 1066 to the mid to late 15th century, when the Chancery Standard, a form of London-based English, began to become widespread, a process aided by the introduction of the printing press into England by William Caxton in the 1470s. The language as spoken after this time is more commonly known as Early Modern English.
So, we can then assume that the timeframe is between the 12th and 14th centuries.
OK, I've decided what to buy for my computer. Some time soon, within a week or two, i plan on buying an 80GB HDD and another 512MB RAM. I can get the HDD for $50 off my bro, so thats about $125 for those two. In December, after I've gone to New Zealand for a holiday, I'm probably going to buy an AMD 64 3000+. I would buy it sooner, but my computer is only about a month and a half old now. Which means i would have paid $135 for my Sempron, only to get a new CPU a month and a half later. I'll decide whether I'm going to buy a 64 or not later in the year. Problems: Heat. It'll be Spring when I get my 64, which is a 754 by the way. Even if it runs alright in the heat, I won't be able to overclock it without good cooling. Which brings up another problem; overclocking. Trying to overclock it on my cheap crappy Codegen 350 Watt PSU doesn't sound like a very good idea to me. Hopefully by the time I get around to buying the 64, price of either the CPU or the PSU will have gone down. Question for you kiddies now, should I bother getting better cooling and a gruntier PSU just to overclock it, or just leave it?
Upgrade hard drive, yes. Upgrade ram, no. You wont notice enough of a performance increase on your system unless you play BF2 a lot. I run on generic 512 and it's fine for most of todays games. You should really get a more reliable power supply (not just a higer wattage one) before you get ram. A decent antec 350W will own a codegen and be fine for your uses. And don't get a socket 754, it's wasted money. They aren't continuing the line of 754 processors so you'd be better off to save a little extra and get a socket 939 if going A64 unless you want to buy another cpu and mobo within a year