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Old 10-29-2012, 07:51 AM   #16
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When I got my first computer in 1997 (2.5 GB Hard drive and 32 MB RAM for $800) I was nervous as a cat in a room full of mousetraps, sure that if I pressed the wrong key the computer would blow up. I went online for the first time and AOL asked me for a user name. All the ones I picked were already taken. I kept getting knocked offline because the NIC on the phone line was bad, but I didn't know that. I thought AOL was mad at me for picking the wrong names!

In growing panic I looked up and saw my husband's Japanese tiger print above the desk. He had taped a little American flag on a stick to the frame. I counted letters in my head and it fit. Typed in "tigerflag" and it worked. I've been tigerflag ever since.

My husband has since died, but the tiger and the flag are still above my desk.
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:48 AM   #17
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For my first few years in the net, I was TheCatMan (a blue-room nickname I acquired as a missionary - whether people like me or not, their cats usually do), until I learned the name was already taken. Hotmail's suggestions started at thecatman81 and went up, implying - I thought - that there were at least 80 more of us. And you know cats aren't herd animals.

At that time I lived in Cornwall, and I'm a huge fan of the Cornish pasty, so when my extensive research failed to turn up another pastychomper, that became my name. Now I've been officially chomping the things for about ten years - in fact I was eating one in the aforementioned blue room when I first met my wife.

Interestingly, I've since learned that my handle could be misconstrued to mean "loser with no tan." Enough said.
 
Old 10-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #18
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:04 PM   #19
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Ha! That's kind. I'd say the nutria is pretty much a giant swamp rat. I really don't know how to justify that choice, except to say it was just a place holder that sort of got away from me

Actually, another reason I want to change it now is that believe it or not, someone else is using it. He/she has an account on Twitter, which I do not.
Been using mine since 2006. Started on another forum for a distro that no longer exist, seen another weirdwolf elsewhere, but doesn't bother me enough to want to change.

On a side note, I heard Nutria taste kinda like pork
 
Old 10-31-2012, 08:14 PM   #20
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Been using mine since 2006. Started on another forum for a distro that no longer exist, seen another weirdwolf elsewhere, but doesn't bother me enough to want to change.
Yeah, I guess it wouldn't bother me if I liked the name. But I'm ready to move on.

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On a side note, I heard Nutria taste kinda like pork
At least it doesn't taste like chicken. Everything else tastes like chicken.
 
Old 10-31-2012, 10:46 PM   #21
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Off and on I've thought of using a clever username, but anything with jedi, guru or master in it just sounds too arrogant. And most others I've thought of would eventually conflict with my low tolerance for corn.

So I stick with the username my mother gave me.
 
Old 11-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #22
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At least it doesn't taste like chicken. Everything else tastes like chicken.
If it did you could bread it, deep fry it and sell it with hush puppies, fries and Coleslaw.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #23
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You mean to tell me that I can go into a resturant and ask them for a 'giant swamp rat deep fried ' and I would get the dish !
Here in India you can be kicked out of the resturant just for asking something like that.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 09:50 AM   #24
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7557107.stm
http://www.ifood.tv/network/rat_meat
Difference is Nutria are mainly herbivores which you can't say for patal-bageri.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:35 AM   #25
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And the welfare secretary's next plan?

"I'll make snake catching popular for the economic value of its venom," he said.
This welfare secretary is an evil genius.
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #26
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So that's what they call having business sense these days ;-p
 
Old 11-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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So that's what they call having business sense these days ;-p
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