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    Question what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    Do you refer to your machines as him or her? Do they have pet names, and do you get defensive over them?

    EG - my main machine is called skynet, and I call my laptop five (after the cat from the userfriendly cartoon)...

    Anyone have unusual names they call their pc's?

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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    My machines used to have "aspie" in their names and my neighbour's machine used to be "Gorilla". Please excuse me for a few minutes while I reinstate that tradition.....
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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    I have a rather boring naming convention; My desktop is called bardesk and my laptop barlap. A combination of my username and the type of computer.
    However, when I get my new laptop I shall be calling it archangel, as it will be running Arch, and it'll be more powerful than my current desktop and laptop put together.
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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    My machines are named after the Endless from Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. The gateway is Potmos (as he read time and events unfolded), my machine is Morpheus (central character), laptop is Mania (she always changed personalities; the laptop changes IPs) and my leased VM server is Olethros (the personification of war and destruction; the open net is warfare). The only machine with a non-Endless name is my Palm/PocketPC. It is Matthew, a crow that spied for Morpheus.

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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    My machines used to have "aspie" in their names and my neighbour's machine used to be "Gorilla". Please excuse me for a few minutes while I reinstate that tradition.....
    My laptop is now portable-aspie, the *nix partion on my desktop is now upstairs-aspie (it's in a spare bedroom) and its Windows partition is xp-aspie. Now to tidy up the settings on the various bits - the old name for my desktop is still showing in places->network, (huh? WTF? and other mutterings, just a minor annoyance)
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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    i call my computer "blue"
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    Pheonix. Cause I like it.
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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    chunky - my laptop
    crusty - my N800
    crispy - my phone

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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    There is crab, oyster, gull, mice, worm, whale... (in my language). I like to give easy to remember names, which are funny in some way. For example, crab is the most powerful, worm is oldest and slowest, mice is laptop, whale is file server. You should see faces of guests when I am explaining my sister where to copy certain file.

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    Re: what do you call your pc (domain or otherwise)?

    I have a more original way to refer to my computers:
    • Compaq Presario SR2180NX
    • Sony Vaio PCV-J100
    • Lenovo Thinkpad R61i
    • iBook G3 (Dual USB)

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