Computer's Name?

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  1. B_Think_Kink

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    Ok, so maybe I am a loser... but my computer has a registered name... as far as I know everyone with XP had to name their computer.... so what did you name it?

    Mine is Favio....
     
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    I didn't get to name mine (pout). My husband is the master of the computers here, so they all have names like "Blue Desktop", "Dell Laptop", "Mac Laptop" etc. I don't know what I would call it if I it were up to me, possibly "Ask the Internet" or "Info Turtle".

    Britt
     
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    My workgroup at home is called Zodiac.

    My XP desktop is named Leo, my wife's notebook is Aquarius, my linux server is Scorpio, and my work notebook is Saggitarius.
     
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    Info turtle? Is that an allusion to the lack of speed of your internet connection?

    Mine is simply called "ONE" because I had to type something there. Since it's my only computer, I chose to call it 1. Just like other people call their dog "dog".
     
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    My desktop is called Think Tank. My laptop is called Napolean. He's small, but powerful! LOL
     
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    I think I just called mine "home". But I don't call it by it's name. I usually just call it "piece of shit" or "pain in the ass".
     
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    Oh, you do so too? :biggrin1:

    Sometimes, I call mine "nubby". That's what we called jumpseat-riding brass in the Air Force. Stands for "Notoriously useless body".
     
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    I don't have any spiffy version of Windows...not that there is such a thing as a spiffy version of windows....so my computer is anonymous. Ooops...retraction...I guess my computer is named DEFAULT. At least that's the profile I log onto after boot-up.

    However, when I was in college, we had to name all of the computers in the Music Library in order to keep their "boot disks" in working order and sorted out from one another...archaic isn;t it....they were big floppy discs too.

    Anyway, we decided to name them after composers and performers. Hildegaard, Bach, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Wagner, Nielsen, (we had a guy who was a Nielsen nut on staff), Puccini and Ellington were the biggies. We tried to hit all time periods and genre's of music.

    Well all was going smoothly until the theory faculty found out we named a computer Madonna! All hell broke loose. It took two of our most respected music history professors and the history of rock and roll professor to talk them off the ledge.

    Madonna...I still find it hard to believe we had to call a meeting to discuss the merits of naming a computer Madonna. It's not like we were carving her name onto the side of a building for crying out loud. It was a way to keep track of an outdated music theory prorgam on a monster floppy disc.

    Ugh...
     
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    Thats hillarious RW!!!
     
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    Okay, that made me laugh out loud, so hard I think I just woke my upstairs neighbor! :biggrin1: :biggrin1: :biggrin1: :biggrin1: I work for the state department of education so I totally understand how that would be a big deal.


     
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    Um - call me paranoid - but is it really sensible to publish your computer names on the internet?! - My pc is named after my husband and his after me - [insert an 'aah' or 'byuk' as approproate]
     
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    The MacOS required the computer to be named back in its earliest stages and still does; I'm not sure when Microsoft OS started, but I'm guessing that it began with the use of the GUI. So no, you aren't a loser TK - every computer wants a name when you first set it up.
    Not paranoia, MB... but I don't think that is something that can really be traced easily.

    Of course, when I do an initial setup, I don't fill in a lot of the information that they want - name, address, phone number, email address, that sort of stuff. They are required fields, but I put in generic info. As far as my computer knows, I live in a city named "city."

    I'm surprised I'm the first one to admit this, but my old computer was named HAL.
     
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    Mr. Floppy.
     
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    Vids of both of you, Jeffers?:cool:
     
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    Yeah your paraniod.... of all the bagillions of computers in the world I'm pretty sure more than just me named mine Favio.... in any case it's just the name... spyware already has all my info... doesn't matter to me.
     
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    My computer causes me stress so I gave it the name of something that relieves stress:
    BIG BABYLONS :boobies2:

    :tongue:
     
  17. ManlyBanisters

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    LOL - well - someone had to... I suppose your shutdown wav is:
    #Daisy, daisy, give .. me ..... your ........ answer ........ #

    But hey, I guess I'm worse - my shut down sound is actually "Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?"

    My start up sound is a little cooler, "Ah, Sergeant Pinback calling Bomb #19. Do you read me, bomb?" ~ "Bomb #19 to Sergeant Pinback, I read you. Continue."
    OK - not cooler :redface: still geeky - just a wee bit more oscure :rolleyes:
     
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    My desktop computer roars at me when I start up, and shut down... I haven't figured out how to do that without going to the old style 98 on XP through.... worked well cause I had tigers starting up and shutting down.
     
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    I wouldn't have thought that varied depending on whether you had classic desktop or not - does it? Unless I'm being very slow and not understanding your probelm - try here
     
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    Hrm... I can't seem to find it. I'll try and better explain.
    On 98 there was a jungle theme, and one of the things was a roaring lion. And on my old computer I assigned that to start up, and shut down. When I got XP it didn't have those fancy themes, and I can no longer find that roaring thing in the new XP interface. I'm going to try and switch it over to the classic view to find the sound, (if it exists) if not, then it really isnt a big deal.
     
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