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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by xIsamuTM, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. xIsamuTM

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    Am I the only one who names their computers/receivers/cars/etc.? If not, what names have you come up with for your toys? Is there a story behind them?
     
  2. koji68

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    Nah.

    My cat's name: Kittie
     
  3. davring

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    To make this more interesting maybe significant others, wives, and girls friends should be included:)
     
  4. elaclair

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    Maybe it's my IT background, but all my systems have names. At home they are orchid-based names with the firewall being the top-level orchidacea and the desktops being varietal names such as lycaste and cymbidium.......
     
  5. Nick

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    I never thought of personalizing my stuff* and junk by naming them.

    I just refer them (in chronological order) as:

    - my first pc I gave to my former girlfriend
    - the other pc I gave to my other former gf
    - the old laptop I gave to my son who pawned it
    - the old laptop with the crashed HDD collecting dust
    - the old laptop that still works
    - the new wireless laptop

    Perhaps I should start naming my stuff :shrug:

    *The difference between stuff and junk?
     
  6. Pepster

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    I called my first car Christine. Movie buffs know why.
     
  7. paulman182

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    I wouldn't name a computer any more than I would name a toaster or a can opener.
     
  8. xIsamuTM

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    but how many people develop an emotional attachment to a can opener vs. one with their car or tivo?
     
  9. houskamp

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    toy1,2,3,4 for computers..
    Dvrs by location..
     
  10. CoriBright

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    Cari, Robert, Tokio, CoriBright, Twinkle, Starlight and Samantha are the computers. The car is ToyBoy (Toyota Sequoia) and the RV is BigBoy.

    The dogs are Hollie and Misty, the cats are Samantha, Goldilocks and Sebastian. The SSID on the router is Sebastian, the two wireless access points are Goldilocks1 and Goldilocks2, so we still have two spare names. Then again, we have 9 or 10 motorcycles (husband's toys and works in progress) and 2 quads, both nameless!

    Oh the lawnmower is named Matilda and the vacuum cleaner is named Doris (it's a Dyson).
     
  11. djlong

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    Hmm...

    At work I've had to name computers on a network since way back in 1980. At home, I didn't start doing it until I bought a 2nd computer and got a "network in a box" to lash them together (using a shared dial-up on one of the PCs for internet access).

    Let's see... There was "Edsel", the old, slow PC; "Frankenstein" (the one I built from parts); "Serenity" replaced Edsel and went with my wife when she moved out. "Apollo" became my main desktop PC. "Bacchus" was then bought for the kids. I bought a laptop (Mercury) and when that died after 5 years I replaced it with an HP laptop (Hermes). I also have a network drive "Oracle".

    I'm eventually building a home-theater PC that will be named "Hollywood".
     
  12. xIsamuTM

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    you named your kids computer after the god of wine?
     
  13. dmurphy

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    Of course not ... All of my computers "require" a name - they're all UNIX-based. (including my Macs!)

    So, at home, I've got a Simpsons theme going ...

    Quimby - my G5 - large and in charge!
    Wiggum - my PowerBook - second in command.
    KwikEMart - my G4 tower that I was using as a Media Server

    so on and so forth ...

    At work, I had a cartoon theme going on. Everything from Frostbitefalls (home of Rocky & Bullwinkle) to Dino (Flintstones' dog) was in play.

    One of the hardest things for me about setting up a new computer is naming it ... the name needs to be appropriate.
     
  14. xIsamuTM

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    so do you have a peabody and sherman? And I thought anime-themed computer names was bad...
     
  15. dmurphy

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    Of course.. and a bullwinkle and a "flying-squirrel" too (rocky was already used).

    The backup server at one point was "waybackmachine".

    My favorite though, was one of the old Sun E10k systems. We named the entire machine "Thirdbase", and the three partitions in it "who" "what" and "idontknow".

    That was a riot - it was hysterical!
     
  16. xIsamuTM

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    +10 for that. the Magi computers were named based on the users. My was/is Malchior (the scientist,) My ex's computer was Balthasar (The mother) and Richards was Caspar (the "woman" but the reason it became his computer's designation was because Caspar betrayed the other computers and me by moving to TX)
     
  17. machavez00

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    iMac owners all own Hal
     
  18. xIsamuTM

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    Oh, good morning, HAL.
     
  19. LORETTA

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    Melissa is my corvette! Named for a famous computer virus, she is most definitely a virus that cannot be removed!
     
  20. LarryFlowers

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    All of my computers have been named after famous movie Robots or robot related characters.

    Currently:
    Gort
    Robby
    Klaatu

    Larry
     

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