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Old 02-21-2011, 01:21 PM   #31
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All my systems were/are named after locations in the Final Fantasy series, normally with a rationale for the naming.

Treno - my current desktop. It's always night in Treno; the case of the PC is black.
Bevelle - my old desktop, Luca - my mum's desktop, now broken. Both are Dell Precision 420, big old things. Bevelle and Luca are the two largest cities on Spira.
Zanarkand - my old old desktop. No particular reason for this name.
Midgar - an ancient Dec or something I once had. Midgar is at one point referred to as "that effing pizza"; the PC has a "pizza box" style case.
Esthar - a machine I was going to test the Hurd on (never did though). Esthar is a futuristic city.
Cleyra - an old Mac. Cleyra is a town atop a giant tree; Apples grow on trees.
Lindblum - an old Sun workstation. Lindblum is divided into multiple districts; the computer came with a separate external hard drive.
Garden - old laptop (now broken). Garden is a mobile military academy.
Trabiagarden - other laptop, older than garden but still working. Trabia Garden is another military academy, theoretically also mobile.
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:35 PM   #32
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@cantab pretty interesting naming scheme.. i'm thinking about naming my lappy TestOSernet (Testing OS's and Browsing Internet )

LoLzz
 
Old 02-21-2011, 02:24 PM   #33
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Imsai8080

I think I don't have to explain where that came from :-)

Greetings Professor Falken
 
Old 02-22-2011, 03:19 AM   #34
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I named an old slow computer, "Darling", as I was always having to say to it, "Come on, Darling, let's get a move on!"
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:44 AM   #35
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Imsai8080

I think I don't have to explain where that came from :-)

Greetings Professor Falken
meh .. i quite don't get it.. if it's not to much hassle can you explain it to me please?

@Power_Dust lol
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:52 AM   #36
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meh .. i quite don't get it.. if it's not to much hassle can you explain it to me please?
I'm not koen plessers, but I believe this is what is being referred to:

WarGames

Quote:
Joshua: Greetings, Professor Falken.
Stephen Falken: Hello, Joshua.
Joshua: A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?

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Old 02-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #37
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I'm a bit of a Roman history buff, so I use Roman emperors.

My home PC is aurelian and my laptop is titus.

At work, my main desktop is trajan, but I have some test servers like augustus, vespasian, claudius, etc.

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Old 02-22-2011, 07:51 PM   #38
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what happened to using the names of cartoon characters or the seven dwarves?
(laughing) Time was that was all the rage once we got beyond cryptic strings of hex digits...

~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 02-22-2011, 08:39 PM   #39
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I name all my computers after sea creatures.

The file server is "Tuna"; this laptop, "Hammerhead"; my test computer, "Orca"; and the netbook, of course, "Sardine."
 
Old 02-22-2011, 09:05 PM   #40
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My laptop is currently named "debian." When it ran Ubuntu it was named "ubuntu."

This ancient pile of garbage is affectionately called The Other Computer, since most people in this house use my laptop. It crashes after a few minutes of playing flash games and makes a strange beeping sound, which means I need to clean dust out of the fan.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 11:54 PM   #41
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My laptop is currently named "debian." When it ran Ubuntu it was named "ubuntu."

This ancient pile of garbage is affectionately called The Other Computer, since most people in this house use my laptop. It crashes after a few minutes of playing flash games and makes a strange beeping sound, which means I need to clean dust out of the fan.
lol. that's a prettty interesting naming cheme :P i would adopt it too hahah
 
Old 02-23-2011, 01:27 AM   #42
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My laptop is currently named "debian." When it ran Ubuntu it was named "ubuntu."

This ancient pile of garbage is affectionately called The Other Computer, since most people in this house use my laptop. It crashes after a few minutes of playing flash games and makes a strange beeping sound, which means I need to clean dust out of the fan.
LOL!
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:38 AM   #43
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So then what does that tell you?

DITCH WINDOWS! Just saying man....
Yeah, you're right. But I still like to play games sometimes. :/
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:40 AM   #44
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It's all good... I play chips challenge here and there using wine....
 
Old 02-23-2011, 04:46 AM   #45
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I use the names of Star Wars characters.

Main laptop - Yoda
Wife's netbook - Leia
My netbook - R2-D2
Secondary laptop - Obi-Wan
 
  


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