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Old 02-20-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
Weasel War Dance
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Smile Computer Names


Just a fun thread for posting what you've named your computer (hostname), if you have.

Is there any reason you chose the name you did; does it have any significance to you? Personally, my computer just has one name which I will not change, regardless of the OS installed.

I named my laptop Dialect, and weirdly enough I think of it as a 'her' in much the same way a ship's owner would call the ship a 'she'.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:15 AM   #2
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Mine are called vega and mira. I just like star names.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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Mine are called: Penny, Sheldon and Mainframe.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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Mine are called: Penny, Sheldon and Mainframe.
Hah, are the first two references to The Big Bang Theory? If so, awesome. I tend to want to name my electronics more non-human names.

Edit: @gnashley, I thought that Slack's "darkstar" had a nicer ring to it for a default name than most. Others just tend to be "hostname" or something similar.

Last edited by Weasel War Dance; 02-20-2011 at 10:31 AM.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:28 AM   #5
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darkstar?? Ha, just kidding!
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:29 AM   #6
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Hah, are the first two references to The Big Bang Theory?
Yes, they are
 
Old 02-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #7
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compy386 is my desktop, and lappy486 is, well, my lappy.

EDIT: BTW, compy386's ~/.bashrc has a few lines in it that produce this just before printing the prompt:

Code:
     ---   ---   ---     
    -  -- -  -- --       
      --   ---  ----     
    -  -- -  -- -- --    
     ---   ---   ---     
       version 1.5       

The 386: a spectacle of graphics and sound!

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Old 02-20-2011, 11:04 AM   #8
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Mine are boring, unimaginative:
Desktop (dual-boot): SlackB & brisdeb
Laptop: slacklap
netbook: brisbuntu
 
Old 02-20-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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Debian machine at home: S9-1-of-3 (motd)
Vista machine at home: S9-2-of-3
XP laptop at home: S9-3-of-3

Workstation @ office: Warbird (motd)
VM @ workstation @ office: Bird-of-prey (motd)

My "virtual data center" at a cloud service provider: S9-VDC-1
First machine in that 'VDC': S9-1-of-VDC-1


S9 = Section 9, from Ghost in the Shell
x-of-y, naming scheme inspired from the Borg
Warbird -> Romulan D'Deridex
Bird of Prey -> Klingon B'rel or K'Vort
 
Old 02-20-2011, 11:09 AM   #10
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Sometimes simple is good. A few years ago, my old desktop was named "XPPC" Predictably, it was a Windows XP system.
 
Old 02-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #11
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Hi,

3 pieces of hardware, double networked:

Host names: stasis, exile, inferno, flash, alarum and plains
Domain name part: wildfire and nemesis.

All based on Magic The Gathering
 
Old 02-20-2011, 12:10 PM   #12
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Only got the one laptop now, and it's named 'staircase', and for no good reason. \o/
 
Old 02-20-2011, 12:20 PM   #13
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Personal computer (tower): CW8 (= Charles' workstation 8) with virtual machines CW8vWXP, CW8vCentOS etc.
Personal computer (netbook): CW9 (= Charles' workstation 9) with virtual machine CW9vWXP.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #14
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Hi,

My lappy is iskandhar ( persian name for Alexander the Great )
My Home PC is Dai_Nippon ( Japan )
Other Home pc is Yamato name of the oldest main ethnic group of Japan

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Yamato people (大和民族, Yamato-minzoku?) is a name for the dominant native ethnic group of Japan.

It is a term that came to be used around the late 19th century to distinguish the residents of the mainland Japan from other minority ethnic groups who have resided in the peripheral areas of Japan such as Ainu, Ryukyuans, Nivkhs, Ulta, as well as Koreans, Taiwanese, and Taiwanese aborigines who were incorporated into the Empire of Japan in the early 20th century.

The name "Yamato" comes from the Yamato Court that existed in Japan in the 4th century. It was originally the name of the region where the Yamato people first settled in Nara Prefecture.

In the 6th century, the Yamato people—one of many tribes, of various origins, who had colonized Japan in prehistory—founded a state modeled on ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_people
 
Old 02-20-2011, 12:30 PM   #15
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@tacticalbread: I sort of have a reason for the name I gave my laptop. In the first month or two of owning it, I was talking to my mother about open source OS's, Linux in particular. She said; "Sorry, I don't understand your dialect."
Notably, I tend to hyper-articulate when talking about technology, and technobabble always runs rampant.

Edit: @Alexvader: Those are some pretty interesting names, nice.

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