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Gemini
2005-Nov-01, 03:44 AM
I call mine HAL for obvious reasons. What do you call yours?

TheBlackCat
2005-Nov-01, 03:51 AM
Black Box, also probably for obvious reasons (see my nickname if you don't get it)

paulie jay
2005-Nov-01, 04:51 AM
I call mine "Oh, come on for Christ's sake".

Celestial Mechanic
2005-Nov-01, 05:41 AM
Starting with my first PC, which I accepted delivery of on Good Friday 1992, I have been using names from the Wagner opera Parsifal. My main computer is Gurnemanz, the junior members of the network are Amfortas II (the previous main machine), and Parsifal II. My laptop is named Kundry. And I have a really old 486 sitting around for [Peter Lorre voice]"operating system experiments"[/Peter Lorre voice] (if I ever get back to that) named Klingsor.

All except Klingsor run versions of OS/2 / eComStation. Fie on Windows! Fie! (You could have guessed that from my sig.)

Obviousman
2005-Nov-01, 05:44 AM
I call mine 'the computer'.

Musashi
2005-Nov-01, 05:45 AM
I have two. One is named Shadowspawn and one is Jet Black.

Taks
2005-Nov-01, 06:52 AM
skippy.

don't ask, because i don't know.

taks

Taks
2005-Nov-01, 06:52 AM
I call mine 'the computer'.hmm... pretty obvious.

taks

Enzp
2005-Nov-01, 06:57 AM
Wow, what are the odds? I call mine " the computer" also.

I call the other one across the room..."the other computer."

captain swoop
2005-Nov-01, 08:38 AM
Durandal

01101001
2005-Nov-01, 08:46 AM
I call mine...

Wait. This is a family-friendly forum. Nevermind.

Matthew
2005-Nov-01, 09:17 AM
I call mine...

Wait. This is a family-friendly forum. Nevermind.

Same here.


Though I did name it at birth : MainXP. Ingenious that.

jumbo
2005-Nov-01, 09:43 AM
Im such a geek (well so is a friend) he has machines called hubble and then ones named after each space shuttle. Mine have been named after apollo lunar modules.

swansont
2005-Nov-01, 11:56 AM
MOT

All of the desktop computers in our group have atomic-physics-related names.

Nicolas
2005-Nov-01, 12:06 PM
"my precious" :shifty:


noooooooo it's MIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!

Moose
2005-Nov-01, 12:45 PM
My naming scheme for my various boxen usually involve monster names.

My old '486 was nicknamed Banshee for the wail of the power supply fan.

Next, a P200, was Godzilla. No special reason, I just get a kick out of the Godzilla movies.

My current machine, having undergone two massive upgrades, remains V'Chi'Hoenix after a vague memory of a green dragon on a MUD my university used to host (Gateway).

If I ever build a black machine, it'll quite probably end up being named Torg after a really nasty black dragon on a MUD I played for years (Valhalla).

Captain Kidd
2005-Nov-01, 01:43 PM
The old clunker computer is Bebop and the new one is Silvana.
Oh, and the network is Section 9. (Hey, I might have named it after my work's section group number... :shifty: yeah, yeah, that's it, I'm not an anime nutjob. :D )

farmerjumperdon
2005-Nov-01, 01:49 PM
Martin.

Argos
2005-Nov-01, 02:05 PM
I call it Local Host.

Metricyard
2005-Nov-01, 02:06 PM
Mines 'Aloha'

No idea why.

Doodler
2005-Nov-01, 02:14 PM
GamingMonster

Precisely what it is. :)

breeze
2005-Nov-01, 02:20 PM
Marvin - after Marvin the Martian...

I must be geeky in a special way. :whistle:

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Nov-01, 02:57 PM
Mine's called Pandora: it's been trouble since I opened the box.

crosscountry
2005-Nov-01, 03:19 PM
"box of evil"


actually I just made that up.

Philip A
2005-Nov-01, 04:38 PM
Silicon thief. It is a waste of valuable resources, would be better off as sand.

Or do I say that because it is too slow today?

Kullat Nunu
2005-Nov-01, 07:15 PM
I have a strong déjà vu about this thread... I'm sure we've discussed about this long ago, but I can't find the thread.

Anyways, I call my computer Magia (Magic), because once when I installed Windows it suggested a random five-letter alphanumeric string "M4G1A" or something similar (my computer knows l33tspeak ;) ). So I chose that name.

I upgrade my computer once a while, so probably nothing is left from the original Magia.

azazul
2005-Nov-01, 07:19 PM
Here is the computers I have so far.

Mercury
Earth
Jupiter
Saturn
-Titan
-Iapetus
-Rhea
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto

Titana
2005-Nov-01, 07:30 PM
I have two computers the oldest one i named * this darn thing freezed again* and the newest one is named *the know it all*



Titana.........

GDwarf
2005-Nov-01, 09:39 PM
Well, looking at it's 'full name', and translating the last part from 1337 I get "Jeisrar", so I guess I'll use that. I've never had a reason to name my computer, as it really isn't mine, but my family's. When I get my laptop, however...

Samara
2005-Nov-01, 09:44 PM
Marvin

Krevel
2005-Nov-01, 10:00 PM
I call mine FUBAR. You'll have to watch "Saving Private Ryan" if you don't know what that stands for, this being a family-friendly board and all...

Gullible Jones
2005-Nov-01, 10:49 PM
localhost

Dragon Star
2005-Nov-01, 11:23 PM
I call mine "Father Time":wall:

It is a 1998 HP 455OZ, with it's whopping 64MB of ram, and 10gig hard drive, it can outrun any super computer...:whistle:

Kebsis
2005-Nov-02, 12:22 AM
compy386. I once had a computer I called 'The POS 5000'.

Joff
2005-Nov-02, 12:48 AM
Well, reading this thread I decided I should call my computer "Vladimir", because it's 'puting. Up until now it's been "the new one" as opposed "the crappy one".

However quite often its name is more something like "you useless b......d"

Jorge
2005-Nov-02, 12:51 AM
My Network is called JupiterNet (no idea while, but i was looking at an image of jupiter when settings up the Wireless router).
My Desktop is called Endeavour.
My school laptop: zero (preveusly: andromeda, changed because andromeda was to hard to type for the teachers at school)
My iBook: Zeus (preveusly: Discovery, but that created confusion for my dad, no idea why)
My recently bough Axim x51v: Cygnus (I always wanted to use that name, never gotton around to it :))
My dad's computer: lfshome (his initials + home)
My mom's computer: martine (mom's name)
My old computer (partly dissabled): Atlantis (preveusly blackbox, 2kThing, Box)

I thinking about renaming the ibook.
But i can't descide to call it Orion or Vega, some input on this is welcome

Candy
2005-Nov-02, 02:01 AM
I was going to say déjà vu, too.

I call mine Laptop or Dell. :)

tlbs101
2005-Nov-02, 06:38 PM
1st 486 was "Joe"
1st Pentium II was "Frank"
2nd PII was "Fred"
Current P4 was "Tom" because the technician messed up when it was in for repairs. I have since replaced the (failed) MB myself, and have not renamed it, because there are no others on LAN. If I get around to it, it will be "Frank II".

Don't ask me why I chose these names. I wouldn't have named them at all, except as part of a LAN at home.

captain swoop
2005-Nov-03, 08:38 AM
I got Durandal from the old Mac game 'Marathon' all my machines have been named after the various computers and AIs from the Marathon games