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What do you name your computers?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Freddy and I were talking about computer names in the Software forum and I thought it would be an interesting topic...like sharing our desktop pictures.

    My laptop is named Hal (yes...after the computer in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey". I got the idea when I was watching the movie "Independence Day". When the character David is on board the alien shuttle and opens up his laptop, you can see the red HAL "eye" on the screen and it says in a very familiar voice: "Good Morning, Dave".

    My lab machine is named Abraham and the family machine is named Tevye. Most of my VMs have pretty unimaginative names but I did name my Windows 2000 Server VM Mitzs. One of the guys here at work once named a server Fat B@st@rd but the boss made him change the name. :tongue

    What about the rest of you?
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    Mine are all named after federation starship classes, bar my primary workstation which is named after a perticular ship


    Workstation: Enterprise
    Linux Server: Soverign
    DC: Excelsior
    ISA: Intrepid
    Exchange: Ambassador
    Laptop1: Akira
    Laptop2: Defiant
    Secondary Desktop: Cheyenne

    VMs and other less used systems dont really follow this naming convention, but i have enough scope for several more rigs to follow the scheme :)
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I think that I must just be boring!

    My workstation is called NX9005 (it's a HP NX9005 Laptop)

    My test kit is called......wait for it.....

    Server1
    Server2
    Client1
    Unbutu.
    Fedora.

    Yep, it's official........................I'm Boring!

    :blink
     
  4. nugget
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    My main three are called Valhalla, Ragnarok and Fenris. Any others that I create also follow the Nordic god schema, such as Loki, Thor and Jotunheim etc.
     
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  5. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Well, there's one solution for that. Get an avatar that hasn't been shot full of holes and has let all the fizz out. Get yourself a full can of Dr. Pepper. :biggrin
     
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  6. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Oh heck, Freddy. We can do better than that. :biggrin

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  7. noelg24

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    now now Trip...

    my machine was called LJA3200xp (LJA being the initials of my ex-fiancee, 3200 being the AMD core (well infact its a 2500 overclocked to 3200) and xp being...yes u guessed it Win XP) but now its just plain 3200xp...not much to get excited about...but the desktop, splash and login screens all make up for that...hehe...
     
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  8. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    No real theme to mine, I choose the name as I add a machine (only 3 at the mo).

    My PC: Dominator - basically cause I say what goes on my "network"

    Daughters: Pink-room - 7-yr-old, 'nuff said !

    File server: Matrix - recently added, and the name chose itself for a (crappy) server that may be used for many different testing uses.

    So nothing really exciting in my names. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. AJ

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    My 'puters are named Frank, Hector and Harry.

    There is a good reason for this but your gonna have to guess that coz it's too :oops:
     
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  10. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Aren't they the three stooges?:biggrin
     
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  11. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    i'm with nugget on this one, also following a nordic theme:

    local domain: asgard
    w2k3 domain controller: odin
    w2k3 file/print server: yggdrasill
    w2k3 exch2k3 mail server: hermod
    wxp pro workstation (desktop): thor
    wxp pro workstation (laptop): loki
    slackware linux mysql server: mimir

    dmz: midgard
    freebsd webserver: freya

    astaro linux firewall: heimdall

    auditor linux remote exploit laptop: ulle
     
  12. Bluerinse
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    Ha Trip my SBS Server is called Hal too :biggrin

    My Lappy is called lappy
    My Simply Mepis box is called Mepis
    My XP box is called StudioXP because I record music on it.

    A tad boring I know :oops:
     
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    My computer is really important to modern day seocity as i am the protector of the of protectors the defender of the defenders ... OH JUST CUT THE CRAP :lolbang my computer name is CTU.

    This stands for Counter Terrisom Unit.
     
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  14. Aureilius

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    My comp is just at the default name given at setup..

    c64zx81acorn or something like that, but during the course of a day, it's mostly B*******d.Y.now, :D

    If I reallly want it to work properly, it gets called pleezemate, but it rarely helps :rolleyes:

    For Jackbauer:

    I REPEAT My comp is just at the default name given .... :wink:
     
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  15. The_Geek

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    local network: thegeek.local
    my machine: thegeek1
    wife's machine: thegeek2
    laptop: thegeek3
    wireless Xbox adaptor: thegeek4
    printer: thegeekprinter


    My VM machines follow the same name schema, but it depends on that the VM is. For example:

    my VM exchange server: thegeekexchange2003
    my VM ISA server: thegeekisa2004
    my VM Web server: thegeekweb2003
    my VM XP machine: thegeekxp1

    etc., etc.
     
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  16. Pete01

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    My 2 are named after mine and my girlfriend's,

    Pete
    Katie

    I don't mess with hers (unless it's playing up) and she doesn't mess with mine.. it's a beautiful thang.

    Luckily for her she's chosen to share her life with a computer enthusiast so she gets one all to herself- on the broadband connection and everything! :biggrin
     
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  17. JonnyMX

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    Phoenix, that is way cool and also way geeky!
    Love it.
    Mine are named after the registry numbers of heavy cruisers;

    Main PC - NCC1701 (Enterprise)
    Application Server - NCC1705 (Excalibur)
    Client PC - NCC1709 (Yorktown)
    Laptop - NCC1703 (Lexington)

    See, we're all normal really!
     
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  18. Phoenix
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    haha nice spin on it jonny :)
    wonder if anyones got a network of romulan warbirds, we can run nmap for some border clashes!
     
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  19. Veteran's son

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    I have one desktop computer only.
    I have decided to name mine " dusty".
    It is never cleaned as often as it should be. :biggrin
     
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