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Does your computer or computers have a nickname, pet name, or just
something else you refer to it by? How did it get the name? This can be
funny sometimes, and interesting to see what people say.

My server's name is OTTO, named after the blowup doll on Airplane!
and my workstation is named Lester after Lester Burnham in American
Beauty.

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what's yours called/named?
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At home my 2000 machine is "master" and my 98 machine is "slave"

I'm not very creative *lol
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as another example, a friend of mine has named all of his computers after
Star Wars characters. His serve is Vader, his main workstation is Luke, and
his laptop is R2D2.
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My work computer is Orion. My laptop is nebula.
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I've named both (!) my computers Chrome after "my" eau de cologne/deodorant series Azzaro Chrome. :oops:
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lump of sh!t.

im serious! ask anyone! except my parents :lol:
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dwadas is what my last own computer was nmaned ^^
this has no name..
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my computer is called bob....

i think i must have been having a really uncreative day when i named it lol.
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my server is called "familey pc" cos every 1 uses it . my laptop is call grandads laptop cos he gave me it when he was dieing and the other laptop is called mums laptop cos she always uses it.
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my main computer: Skynet
my server: Andromeda
my linux box: Tranquility
my parents computer: Oenone

they are all named after AIs for book/movies/TV
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mY apple are called Mac man. the pc laptop I have is called Machine.
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I call her the temptress.
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i call my computer gay for it is very slow and its a mac, wich i think is gay.
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Calendae wrote:
my main computer: Skynet
my server: Andromeda
my linux box: Tranquility
my parents computer: Oenone

they are all named after AIs for book/movies/TV


That's pretty slick. I'll have to remember that when I get my laptop in two weeks. I think the Skynet one would work for that.
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Home PC: Portal 17
Server: Access

//I dont know why I call it 17 =/
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This computer is called Sam, the main computer is called Kelly. The laptop doesn't have a name yet, and neither does my brother's computer.

*looks at her feet* I name a lot of stuff. ... some things I don't consciencly name them, I just eventually realize I've been calling them something. Like my feet. I've been calling the left one Larry and the right one Method my entire life, only recently have I realized it. :?
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my main computer is named after its id... 7jdj2j3 (something like that) and my laptop is....

Loveable George!


my memoy stick is

Snugable Fred

and my other one is
Harry Larry

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Twain
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This box is called Alison, an old girlfriend named it in joking that she was jealous of it (man that's embarassing, I'm not a social freak, honest), and my laptop has the equally pathetic name "Liberty", as it was bought for going away to university.

PS Calendae has the coolest names so far I vote!
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Jess wrote:
my computer is called bob....

i think i must have been having a really uncreative day when i named it lol.


BoB, every tom dick & harry is called bob.

I call my machine lappy, but its network name is a fullstop ( . )

Me doing naughty stuff, never.
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Our server is called KingKong
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insomniac 8)
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Mainframe 5. "Mainframe", cause I wasn't in the mood to be creative when I named it, and "5" becuase I had to rewrite this thing 5 times before It installed the windows XP OS properly. Piece of %#!& OS.
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Mines Called "MY PC, Get the hell away from it". LOL.
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My main pc, I call him, "Bobo Jones." This is because it does some bobo things sometimes. It is soooooooo jimmy rigged.
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my 266 is called slow-J and my notebook is called EXbob
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Half-terra due to the drive space - 447 gigs
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PI3M45T4

all in caps cus thats all windows would let me do...

*looks at feet in shame*

for those of you who can read, its piemasta

hey ppl, i like pi, aLOT!
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Piece of Crap (it's an old compaq, slightly suped up). I've invested much more money into it than its worth. I spent more money on the soundcard than the entire box. It has the smallest modern (1990-Present) hardrive I've ever heard of. 4.0 GB!. About 3 formatted. I've got about half the space left. I still love it, even though its old. :D
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I don't name my things and could not imagine doing so seriously. Making a name up for something is almost impossible for me to do. I never particularly think about things by their names - the first thing I forget about them are their names. This is probably why I like mathematics - I don't think of variables and functions as "variable x" or "function mu;" I think of them as "this piece of information" and "the function that does blah blah." Whenever my brain encounters naming or names, it just ignores it. Stupid brian. This makes remembering people's names difficult for me.

The only things that I name are those which need to be named, such as files and programs.

My pets went unnamed. Eventually I referred to them by numbers in the language Esperanto.

Anyway, I don't name my computer.
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my computer's name is bronnikins
my car is called the beast (does that count?)
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my lap top is "system"
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My laptop = Nikita (Have always liked the name and it just reminds me of a super hero type woman and when I got the laptop she was pretty mean!)
My Desktop = Polaris (Got it from a Megadeth track, it was the name given to one of the ICBM's (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile)

In the past I have had:
Jessie (Pretty name)
Valkyrie (Angel of Death)
Archon (Gave this name to a Linux box - big nasty machine)
Psylocke (hmm wonder where I got that from)
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my computer's name is MD
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Whats that stand for?
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If I call my computer something, I call it Rocky, it's almost from the stoneage...
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Rat wrote:
Whats that stand for?


not everything has to stand for something, I just made that one up
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my computers are:
Main: Savage (long story)
2ndary: Sleeper (not used much)
Wife's: Pumbaa (She's a Lion King fan)
Arcade1: Pacman (obvious reasons)
Arcade2: MsPacMan (obvious reasons)
Slave renderer: Degas (after the French artist)
Entertainment PC: RIAA (obvious reasons)
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Calendae wrote:
my main computer: Skynet
my server: Andromeda
my linux box: Tranquility
my parents computer: Oenone

they are all named after AIs for book/movies/TV


That's pretty slick. I'll have to remember that when I get my laptop in two weeks. I think the Skynet one would work for that.


you get your laptop ATNO?
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if i can i'm going to spray paint(red) my computer and call it Zero
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mines name is big boy cuz its 17 inches tall and weighs like a mother *peach* sucks for lan parties but my moniters name is anti reflector man i love LCD

my old one was stubby it was small and i used to trip over it in the morning
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I called mine the "skyDiver " once while on the phone with my tech... I was intent on throwing the monitor out the window at the time :evil:
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My windows 98 machine is called tom, my other windows 98 is called goodtom (since it's a good comptuer) then my windows 2000 is called wintom, my slackware is called linuxbox. Then my domain/workgroup is called tomopia. (which is my soon to be website)


No, I am not obsessed with myself. :oops:
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Calendae wrote:

you get your laptop ATNO?


yeah -- but I named it "wizard" (I'm a big fan of Gandalf)
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Beside the occasional curse word, my puter doesnt have a name :lol:
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Hey guys i was wondering wat u guys call your pc i dont got one for my pc yet but im getting to it
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i call mine:
You #@!$ piece of $#@! why the #@$& do you always #*&$ up when i have something important to do!!!!1
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One named Savage, One named Hitek, One named Pumba, another named PacMan, another named MsPacMan and yet another named TV (yeah, I renamed it)
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joe-com-winxp, joe-com-win2k :wink: thats about it
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Usually I prefer to refer to my computer as if I were talking to it without addressing it by it's first name, in hopes that it would develop a bond with me and give me a break. Sometimes it works, but sometimes it has PMS. When it does have PMS I might call it buddy, but other than that it is nameless.....shhhh! He/She Might hear us!
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meman wrote:
i call mine:
You #@!$ piece of $#@! why the #@$& do you always #*&$ up when i have something important to do!!!!1


HAHA - thats just golden!

Fantastic stuff hahahaha

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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mothership ... of course :lol:
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joe-com-winxp, joe-com-win2k :wink: thats about it
mine are like that too. raj-downstarts-work kids-school-1 etc..
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Erm, there are loads. One is called "Neo" (think about it).

The rest just go by the name of machine, for example "PB160" is another name, the reason being is the machine is a Packard Bell 160.
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merged with the original
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i never even thought of naming mine, but a friend of mine named his computer PoopChute3000.
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hello everybody
I called mine "G"
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I named my original computer Colossus after the one in The Forbin Project that took over the world. As my own plans for world domination are running somewhat behind schedule, the new one has gone unnamed.
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UNFLUX wrote:
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I thought this topic existed already. Thanks

I named my laptop Wizard.
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ATNO/TW wrote:
UNFLUX wrote:
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I thought this topic existed already. Thanks

I named my laptop Wizard.


After the band formed by the guy with the beard who left the Electric Light Orchestra?

My PC's called "Darren's PC"
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Man now ELO is a name I haven't heard in years. No, it's more after Gandalf
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I call mine Raven, the reason because ravens are usually consider as birds of darksness, I love heros that always are in darksness like Batman, Crow, and so on..... :lol:
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My win 2000 computer is named Hal , from 2001
My newer win xp computer is named Flash, because at the time it was pretty damn fast....
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laptop: SneakyYnyfrik
SneakSneaky sounds good too
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Felix_net wrote:
...It has the smallest modern (1990-Present) hardrive I've ever heard of. 4.0 GB!...


Harddrives really reached over 1 gig mostly after '95 or so. 4 GB was high in this time period. And the modern hard drive in the early 90's would not be over 100 MB. So 4 GB is not small unless you're talking about the later 90's.

My w95 desktop comp has a 800MB HD, my w95 laptop is 400 MB.
...then i got the 40 desktop gig HP in 2000, and my 80gig lappy this year.

I could fit just about anything on my 800MB HD back in the day, I couldn't imagine having a whole 4 gigs...
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ATNO/TW wrote:
Man now ELO is a name I haven't heard in years. No, it's more after Gandalf


10538 Overture rocks. :D
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I must be boring I only call mine baby
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My eMac is called "Doorstop" (I considered Boat Anchor, but decided to keep to the one word name paradigm)

My WinXP Laptop is called "Carpathia" (after a band I played bass in at WSU... which was named after the ship that rescued the Titanic survivors (don't ask, I wasn't an original member)... I figured mobile... ship.... Also that was the name of an old Linux machine I used to have at a previous job, which is where my username comes from Car - Nix)

My Fedora system is called "Ishmael" because it's a crappy old system that is clinging to life but is probably about to die anyway (the moby dick reference). Actually, it's named that because I'm a Melville fan, but also because I find the biblical significance of that name interesting.

My Win2000 system is called Xin, which is, oh-so-inventively, the last four digits of Carnix backwards...
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katana wrote:
ATNO/TW wrote:
Man now ELO is a name I haven't heard in years. No, it's more after Gandalf


10538 Overture rocks. :D


Yep. Paul Weller ripped it off with Changing Man I reckon.
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Oh, I just remembered. Once I get around to setting up a real network at home (I can't afford the equipment just now... what with the new baby and all), I'm going to use Xin as the domain name and change the win2k system to something else. Haven't decided yet what, maybe Carter.

I've thought about chaging my whole scheme to US Presidents:

Clinton (My laptop. Sleek, fast, powerful and mobile. Lots of RAM and a bunch of ports and it likes using all of them.)

W (eMac - hunk of burning crap, I'd like to smash it but it seems to be serving some diabolical purpose)

Carter (Win2k - maybe not the greatest system now, but later, when it's not used as the main computer for the family, everyone will realize what a great system it really is. Maybe it will get a nobel prize too!)

FDR (Fedora - Old. Sick.. it has a good heart and it makes good things happen)

.c
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Our Desktop is "Eh, Steve!".

My Laptop is: "The Cheat"

These come from homestarrunner.com
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Clarence is a little scary about this computer...He calls it his "baby" even though I work on it more after the library closes.
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I call my computer by many names, usually startind with "you" and ending with a slew of four letter words. We're not too tight.
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blinky

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Main/Custom Pc: Speedster...Also A range of different words when it doesnt work. Then when it does its usually...computer, baby, what ever I think of then...
Main/First Server: Server1
First Laptop: laptop1
maybe... second laptop/server: server2

the server runs off of domain so it should hopefully hook up nice. lol.
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slashermas wrote:
if i can i'm going to spray paint(red) my computer and call it Zero


my mom say's i can't color it red :( oh well i can still call it Zero!
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I call my computer... nothing.

... and if I do call it anything, I simply call it... computer.

o.O

Or POS, depending on my mood.
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lol
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I call my computer... nothing.

... and if I do call it anything, I simply call it... computer.


yeah same here. we are not geeks yet :wink:
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I call my computer... nothing.

... and if I do call it anything, I simply call it... computer.


yeah same here. we are not geeks yet :wink:
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madmonk wrote:
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I call my computer... nothing.

... and if I do call it anything, I simply call it... computer.


yeah same here. we are not geeks yet :wink:


If I'm not a geek yet then I'll never be one. :P
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well it took me abt 10 min to find a topic in which i can participate.....

OZZu has changed a lot.........

how about my machine name at work place "OLYMPIC"
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the downstairs computer in my house is call Adell as i was telling someone wot make it was (its a Dell computer) while talking fast and he said "ahh, thats nice, u named it"
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My PC is called 'Reed'sPC'

My Server is called 'Merlyncat'
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Intersting topic.

At uni there were loads of servers dotted all over the various buildings and the admin guys used to give them names with historical meaning or something to do with greeks I can't quite remember. I remember they had a 'helios' server which I used quite a bit. I remember one of the network guys telling me there meanings and they where far deeper than one would think.

The first place I worked for named all there server after animals I have to admit it does make them easier to remember as an admin.

My own machine is named 'Anduin'. I have a machine called 'labrynth'. I know my spellings aren't correct but google doesn't quite work when your installing windows. The laptop is called 'ladybird'. And they run on the wireless network 'Attrition'.
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My main computer - Monster
Main workstation - Work Horse
Super Computers - Render Farm
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Windows Main: Albert
Linux: Harold
My Laptop WILL be called: Arnie

I always name things albert. Since 2nd grade :P

I guess i'll name my xbox and ps2, xob for my box, stat for ps2 :)
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Solaris 10 Server: SOCRATES
Slackware box 1: PLATO
Slackware box 2: ARISTOTLE
Slackware laptop: DESCARTES

Windows laptop: doorstop_with_keyboard
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I prefer functionality over beauty. I name mine after the processors they use.

Main- XP2500b (for barton core)
Server- XP2500server (same proc, couldn't have the same name)
utility- CEL1000 (haven't turned this one on in months, but it's there if I need it, likely to become a linux box soon)
Laptop-IBM1000 (700 mhz P2... thought it was faster when I bought it (used), been too lazy to change it)
Mac Mini- I actually don't remember what I named it, or if it named itself.

future media server- no name yet, it's a case with parts in it at the moment. (missing HD)
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right, new comp, new name


its old name, before it died was uber box, then as a dying request [as it was being partitioned] it felt shamed and changed its name to "ouch stop kicking me" then after a full legal xp pro install [and the mysterious disappearance of my soul(?)] i now call it baby, and that one time when it crapped out on my, a dell.


needless to say, mother got very angry..

now i call it baby and im sure ill call it something else in about 5 minutes, probably a four letter word..


cant wait to have mac osx on this....
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My nodes (computers) are on a network I call Logic so I call them all something and then Logic. My main computer is called CipherLogic where I do most browsing and Decrypting and Encrypting tasks. My server is called LinuxLogic (you only get one guess as to why:D) Then I have a render farm and each node is like RF1 Logic, RF2 Logic, then I have a cluster and each node is Hippy1Logic, I chose hippy based on High Performance
PC cluster, and instead of calling them the HipLogic after a body part that breaks a lot as it get older (*Hugs all old people in the world*) I went with hippy....ha now that i think about it hippy is worse but hey it's linux and linux is free like Hippies. lol
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my main tower is called wilma and my secondary tower is called betty and my laptop is call mobile1. the reason behind the wilma name is that my mom refused to call any of my pets by wilma due to if they got out. she was not going around the neighborhood calling for wilma or betty. so I figured that was the next best thing.
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my linux i call him " suck man " and my work comp " sizzy"

i call they rarely not always then mans think im crazy ... :?
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My comp is called Voltaire, for it is a smart and screwy bastard, my house's workgroup is called the Leech, not too surprisingly.

Apart from that im fairly functional (hds called Win32,Win64,Linux), but i do have a prick of the hard drive that started of as Virgin Soil, got renamed Maxtor sux, and is now known as Cursed Earth.

I cant wait till the day i can justify a little Hd golf....
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lol
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Mine are based on the Viking Gods.
Frigga (main)
Freya (laptop)
Loki (Ipod)

SO far none deserved the name Odin or Thor :)
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smallville
optimus
whitebook
whitephone
touchie

are the "computers" tho last 2 are more mobile devices.
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lol forgot about this post. My current laptop is Hellskitten2 Combination of my love of food and cats.
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My old PowerBook is sporkintosh.
My desktop at my apartment is sporkintel.
My netbook is sporkbook.

I'm not very creative.

One of my roommates named his file server "glenda", and since it frequently crashes, we'll often hear him yell from his room: "GLENDA THAT BI***!"
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I plan to name my next computer Dottie after the quote from Karl in the movie Armageddon
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I wanna name her Dottie after my wife. She's a vicious life-sucking bitch from which there is no escape. ...
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My main computer (linux dual boot) is called The big mother f***** and my wifes is called the mini laptop..
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Mine is my Sexy Beast.

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