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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2012, 09:32:53 pm »
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 04:25:28 pm »
Waaat, people name their computers? That's outlandish!

Actually seems normal to me however I do not have a name for mine.

As much as I use this laptop and am on it, I don't view it as a living thing so it does not need a name. Maybe that's why it doesn't run as fast, it's always been getting the cold shoulder from me.

Actually, it's a matter of technical necessity, all computers on a network (which is every computer nowadays) must have a unique name on that network.  So, if you don't manually assign one by naming it, it'll generate a random one during installation, usually a string of random characters following the first username you set up during installation.

It's also kind of a perk of being a network administrator, naming the company's servers.  My dad used spices for his employer's servers; Rosemary, Jasmine, Thyme, etc.  I've never had that privilege myself, but I did get to name the server FT used to be hosted on, Allegheny, named for a nearby mountain range :-)
Oh, that's what we are talking about? I thought we were just talking about cute little nicknames to give our computers. In that case, my computer already shares my first name. Still, I might actually continue illegitimately calling it Huxley because I think it sounds cool.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 04:57:20 pm »
Waaat, people name their computers? That's outlandish!

Actually seems normal to me however I do not have a name for mine.

As much as I use this laptop and am on it, I don't view it as a living thing so it does not need a name. Maybe that's why it doesn't run as fast, it's always been getting the cold shoulder from me.

Actually, it's a matter of technical necessity, all computers on a network (which is every computer nowadays) must have a unique name on that network.  So, if you don't manually assign one by naming it, it'll generate a random one during installation, usually a string of random characters following the first username you set up during installation.

It's also kind of a perk of being a network administrator, naming the company's servers.  My dad used spices for his employer's servers; Rosemary, Jasmine, Thyme, etc.  I've never had that privilege myself, but I did get to name the server FT used to be hosted on, Allegheny, named for a nearby mountain range :-)
Oh, that's what we are talking about? I thought we were just talking about cute little nicknames to give our computers. In that case, my computer already shares my first name. Still, I might actually continue illegitimately calling it Huxley because I think it sounds cool.

Well, it can be either, but naming a computer usually entails actually assigning it that name in the OS :-)
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 05:06:03 pm »
Or, maybe I'll name mine 'Jet' instead because it sounds like one when it tries to cool down. And it needs to cool down a lot...

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Do we have the same computer or
Seriously, mine's fan is ALWAYS RUNNING lfjalsjdf

Also, just found out that mine's a girl. By running that talky program thing /doesn't know computer terms AT ALL XD
I'm not sure how I feel about this; I tend to like guy names better, haha
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2012, 12:00:01 am »
My account has my name.
As for naming my computer itself, I've never found reason to do such, though it does have my own taped to it, if that counts.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2012, 04:55:50 pm »
My current and only computer is named: Icarus - 'cos I like the name :3
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2012, 10:01:14 pm »
Yes.
My old desktop was named Resolution
My current laptop is named Resolution AC (Yes Armored Core)
My tablet and it's associated wireless network is named Rahu III (Yes Custom Robo)
My phone is named Leo SS (It's an HD2 Leo), and its SD card is named Yonohate, as I have also always named my hard drives (The previous 2 were named Kamui and Yasha).
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2012, 10:13:05 pm »
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAOHNOES.

You know what I just realized? I've had my new laptop for a few weeks now, and it doesn't have a name!

So, does anybody have any suggestions?
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2012, 10:14:48 pm »
My suggestion would be find something you like and use a name from that.  Prometheus?

also lols I just named my laptop's hard drive Dragon/HP, for a health unit for armor.  Then I realised it is an HP.  Awesome.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012, 10:18:28 pm »
Hmm, Prometheus doesn't really seem right. Maybe a girls name?  I think it seems more female.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2012, 10:27:09 pm »
SHAKIRA!
I really have no idea, dude.  All of my computers are just that.  Computers.  Machines who help me, essentially robots.  I did call a female CAST Ruby once, so you could use that.  The only thing of mine that kinda has a gendered name is my car, and his name is Shadow, because he goes wherever I go.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2012, 10:27:19 pm »
Yes, i call mine "The Antichrist."
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2012, 08:13:50 am »
i named my new computer Balthazar.  Im not sure if its going to stick, but i do end up naming many of my things. Mainly to confuse people.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2017, 10:04:23 pm »
My classic desktop is Emma because she's an Emachines. My Dell is MacDell. My laptop is Pam; She's a Panasonic.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2017, 11:45:29 pm »
My old comp was named The Avatar because the backlight under the keyboard glowed blue

My current laptop is Shadow because he's black and red like Shadow the hedgehog LOL

My little baby tablet laptop is named Bluebird because the keyboard I bought was blue lol
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #35 on: June 24, 2017, 11:57:25 pm »
Sometimes, for the hell of it because I have too much free time. I call my current laptop "Crimson" because it's red.

I mostly address it by its "name" when I'm mentally yelling at it for not working right...

Like I said, way too much free time..
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2017, 12:10:42 am »
I call my laptop, compooter
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2017, 12:15:48 am »
I just called my old laptop that died last year "Blue". I have a habit of just nicknaming my computers after their colors, usually, since I only do it as a joke.
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2017, 12:28:32 am »
I call my laptop Moose Moose (it's a Supernatural reference), and I've called every phone I've had Antoniu the "whatever number I'm on", because in 5th grade there was some website on Facebook where you put your phone number in and it tells you your phones name and it said my phone in Antoniu (not Antonio, Antoniu)
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Re: Do you name your computers?
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2017, 12:30:53 am »
I call my iMac, Bernie Mackey after one of the guitarists of the ink spots
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