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keith904
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posted March 22, 2000 13:10           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Guys and Gals!

This is not a stupid topics. How the hell are networked computers meant to be recognised unless they have a name! I have 3 pcs which I am going to put in a peer to peer network probably running a combo of Win98, NT4.0 and Red Hat Linux. The 3 are called Keith (scuse selfless self promotion), Bob and Clara.

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herbapet
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posted March 23, 2000 19:09           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WEll, lets see, I run a few net works, and all my computers and friends computers have names, they are as follows
Titan, Posiden, Aries, Basil, Biotch, and more.....ill send more people to add theres also. -seth

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RatGirl
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posted March 29, 2000 14:10     Click Here to See the Profile for RatGirl   Click Here to Email RatGirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, my laptop is named Critter, my desktop is named Brain, and my old computer is generally called 'Paperweight'... oh, the machine I use at work is 'Useless cheap chunk of crap'

R.G.

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MeckaMon
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posted March 29, 2000 14:56     Click Here to See the Profile for MeckaMon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Mac I use in school (and all of them really) have been given the endearing name of Macintrash. (But we did get a new LAN hub at our school, so my comp there runs faster. And no, it's not MY comp per se, I just go into a fit if someone else uses it).

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StarKruzr
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posted July 27, 2000 15:05     Click Here to See the Profile for StarKruzr   Click Here to Email StarKruzr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Desktop - LCARS
Laptop - Professor....can anyone guess the comic book reference (NOT necessarily Professor X)?
Test Box - Galactica

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ARJ
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posted July 27, 2000 20:48     Click Here to See the Profile for ARJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All our major servers at work are taken from names in the Bible. It was funny because a couple of weekends ago both our text-development/storage server "David" and our email server "Goliath" went out of commission during an upgrade.

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supaboy
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posted July 28, 2000 08:22     Click Here to See the Profile for supaboy   Click Here to Email supaboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I try to pick an interesting name where I have a choice. At the company where I work, my desktop PC is called foo. Generally, I use "foo" to name something temporarily at least once a day.

One other desktop PC used to exhibit a more-than-expected amount of misbehavior under Windows 95 and 98. We named it Loki.

We installed a third server. The first two had been called Lassie and Flipper, named by someone else. This one obviously needed to be called Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo. The other people in the office accused me of making the whole thing up until I showed them some Skippy fan pages. He's never said anything to me about it, but the guy who works on Skippy the most hates the name.

Sometimes it has to do with the name of the person using the computer. Allen's is allenwrench. Dawn's new PC got named Aurora (Aurora, the goddess of dawn and because it was very fast, like the Aurora project reputed to be the replacement for the SR-71 spy plane). James' PC got renamed Lion when he started working there. I waited for over a month for him to ask me why his computer had that name. It was because of his last name: I could not pass up the opportunity to give a Lion to the Christian.

I usually circulate a dry office memo concerning the state of the computer names. I wrote one introducing Skippy, but then also mentioned the namespace crunch (ALF wasn't an animal), where we might have to branch into TV shows that featured animals but were not named for them (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), or possibly into animated series (Kimba).

Frustratingly, my personal computer at home gets its hostname assigned by the ISP's DHCP server.

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Snaggy
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posted July 28, 2000 10:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geek Culture's new dedicated server is named "Fawn".

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Sri Lumpa
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posted July 28, 2000 11:54     Click Here to See the Profile for Sri Lumpa   Click Here to Email Sri Lumpa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my old school the PC names were separated by rooms and by type (because generally each different room had different hardware).

So we had the old DECStations with Ultrix having greek god names like Athena, Zeus...

We had the old 486 Debian Gnu/Linux which were named after Roman god names like Apollon, Jupiter...

We had the almost new pentiums that were named after precious stones liek opale, amethyste...

We also had the new AMD K6 (IIRC) that were installed a few weeks before I finished my studies and for which I forgot the naming scheme.

Of course there were exceptions but it was easy to know in which room somebody was by remembering what kind of name it was.

Oh, and BTW, the fact that the Greek gods were sexually obsessed and therefore had enormous families helps to find a name.

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Petethelate
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posted July 28, 2000 19:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Petethelate   Click Here to Email Petethelate     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At work, the IT police have stamped out any fun for naming computers. They haven't quite succeeded in replacing the names of the printers, so we can print to Dilbert and Dogbert (both in the same cube), while our test area uses Hagar (after Hagar the Horrible). Zippy (the pinhead) got retired, though. Daffy and Donald are far better than sjs00133 or sjs00118....

At home, I'll be setting up a LAN when Julie moves in. My linux box got named illiac when the OS got loaded. (I went to U of Illinois, and Illiac IV was operational at NASA Ames when I moved to California....) Might try historical names for the two PCs. Don't really want to call one Babbage, so I'm considering Eniac and Stretch. (Mid '60s supercomputer at Los Alamos).

If J's printer/fax is Lan compatible, I'll have to dream up a name. Maybe a fictional computer, like Dora. Hmm, if I ever get a voice-recognition box, I'll have to call it "computer".

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posted July 29, 2000 10:27     Click Here to See the Profile for Sri Lumpa   Click Here to Email Sri Lumpa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by Petethelate:
At work, the IT police have stamped out any fun for naming computers.

If they know about the RFC system You can always tell them that they are in contradiction with RFC2100. I found about it here.

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Mr. Zarquon
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posted July 30, 2000 13:56     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Zarquon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, for my home network, i use names from winnie the pooh (Eeyore, kanga, roo, owl) Owl being my fathers computer, fitting.
Malaclype The Younger is the current name of my computer, which is quite ironic considering thats it rock solid.
A linux box called tupperware.
Mythology and religious terms are wonderful for computers. And winnie pooh is great.

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted July 31, 2000 04:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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If they know about the RFC system You can always tell them that they are in contradiction with RFC2100.
Nice one, being a Cats fan I chuckled happily. I only wish I could share this with my mother, but unfortunately she is technologically-impaired (though she is getting better, starting to surf the web and discovered Amazon, to my father's horror).

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EngrBohn
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posted August 08, 2000 23:41     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At work, the computer support people have our Microsoft machines named using the primary user's login name followed by the version of Windows: when I joined the Lab, I used bohnca95, but now I use bohncant (which begs the question -- is it that bohncant, or is it that bohnwont ). Our Unix machines are administered by someone our branch contracted, so we have a little more leeway there, and they're typically named after automobiles -- fleetwood, allante... so when I plugged in a Linux machine, I told him its name is gremlin. The network printers are named after the printer types and the rooms they're in; our branch's primary network printer is HPAS1R27, but this exposes a problem with geographical naming: this printer is no longer in room S1R27.

The other problem with geographical naming is when it's irrelavant. For a printer, it's a reasonable scheme. For a mail server, not so much. When I was in North Dakota, the network control center decided that fixing problems with the servers would be a whole lot easier if they didn't have to look up the location. So for about a year, my email address was [email protected]

The Beowulf-like system I built (it's grown more since this picture) for my master's thesis I named "ABC" for "AFIT Bimodal Cluster" (it ran on both Linux & NT, and "bimodal" felt better than "bipolar") or just "ABC", and the individual nodes were named ABC01, ABC02... which corresponded to the IP addresses. Behind the partition in the picture is a network of workstations (Sun hardware) that is used primarily for genetic algorithm research, so they're named after genetic concepts: codon, allele... plus one named "creation" to round things out. Another network at AFIT was "The Zoo" which had workstations named after animals (eel, shark, parrot, bat, rabbit, alligator...); in fact, the type of animal could be associated with the type of workstation (fish for Sparc5, bird for Sparc10, mammal for Sparc Ultra 1...)

At home, the file & print server is "lister", my primary-use computer is "rimmer", and my wife's primary-use computer is "holly". I'm getting ready to build another, and I'm trying to figure out the best name. Naming it "kryton" would sound cooler, but "cat" would be more approppriate since Cat was a character in Red Dwarf from the very first episode.

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ultracrass
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posted August 09, 2000 17:17     Click Here to See the Profile for ultracrass   Click Here to Email ultracrass     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My laptop's name is dorkstuff

At a previous job, all the other sysadmins were up in arms cuz I named the new webserver 'slanky'. Those guys had no sense of humor...

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Mr. Zarquon
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posted August 09, 2000 21:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Zarquon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sr71 would be a cool name....
Well, my current webservers i kinda help on are:
TV (big drive, has a tv capture card, we can have it grab tv for us, to watch later, if we ever get it to work)
prime (primary server for people on the nodes)
and of course
pr0n.... Thats right, the sys admin got sick of people have pr0n in their drives, so he made a box who's soul purpose is to act as a pr0n warehouse, for everyone on the network (this is not an office, this is a part time webthing i do, the guy runs it out of his house). No i cannot give out accounts, and yes, the machines are very secure......

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Claerwen
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posted August 10, 2000 21:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Claerwen   Click Here to Email Claerwen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In our house we have chaos, pandemonium, arzosah, sesame and nepenthe.

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Migrant Programmer
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posted August 16, 2000 14:18     Click Here to See the Profile for Migrant Programmer   Click Here to Email Migrant Programmer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My home network..

gonzo - firewall/router/webserver/etc
franklin, mystic, blake - desktops
icarus, mercury - laptops

Pretty much no coherent theme, except for the laptops being mythological speedy people. Not really fitting, since they're old 486's, but hey..

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Wyatt
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posted August 16, 2000 14:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Wyatt   Click Here to Email Wyatt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Pc at work is IAMTHEWALRUS
Our Servers are called
PAPASMURF
BRAINYSMURF
LAZYSMURF
SMURFETTE

My Network at the house consists of SMOKNMONKE (My old nickname)
MEDIC (My roomate's a Paramedic)
DEATH (An old 386 that's about dead)
GOMI (My PC to store "junk")
ARTOO (My printer)

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CyberGoddess
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posted August 18, 2000 10:28     Click Here to See the Profile for CyberGoddess   Click Here to Email CyberGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our two dedicated servers are named Bahamut and Tiamat.

Tiamat is the only one up at this time, but Bahamut should be back online before too long.

Unfortunately, when using @home for cablemodem services, we can't pick our computer name. It is assigned for us.

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Migrant Programmer
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posted August 18, 2000 16:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Migrant Programmer   Click Here to Email Migrant Programmer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
Unfortunately, when using @home for cablemodem services, we can't pick our computer name. It is assigned for us.

That's what they tell you, don't they.. well, on my network, gonzo is the @home cable modem router system. The trick is (if you want to use DHCP) to make it *tell* the DHCP server its host name is CR906273-A, but not actually be that hostname. I don't know how to do this in Windoze, but it's pretty easy to do in *nix.

This can be problematic if you want to use SMTP and so forth, and of course gonzo.ktchnr1.on.wave.home.com is not going to resolve. You could do the switcheroo and make the actual hostname CR906273-A, but tell your internal machines that it's gonzo.

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Mr. Zarquon
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posted August 18, 2000 18:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Zarquon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or you just use masking tape and a black marker to name your computer.

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Sal
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posted September 03, 2000 14:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Sal   Click Here to Email Sal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I haven't been to this board before but I'm really glad that I found it...... don't feel so alone now

My (completely dysfunctional) home network consists of:

*&$%#^& (Celeron 500 and the LAN host which belongs to ....[edited because I realised that I was being offensive to the computer as well as to Kath, the only intelligent human I know IRL. It's LAN name is Transtech but she said she couldn't think of a cutesy name for it. Incidentally she defends Transtech savagely whenever I refer to it as Celery or anything like that :-)]

Ethan - my little 486SX25 laptop and my favourite of them all (the story of how he ended up in my possession is tragic)... his name is derived from Ethernet

Amelia - my very sick 486DX....ummm well that's debatable atm...depends if you believe the bios or what the people who sold me the motherboard and cpu said..... also has a flat bios battery which I plan to remove and replace myself when I get around to it

and the last one is the most laughable of them all.... Hal the PIII 700 minus the CPU until it gets here in the next couple of days.... is definitely the best of them all but I haven't bonded with him yet as it's a little hard to boot up a computer with no CPU...I do sincerely hope he doesn't adopt his namesake's neurosis

everyone I know IRL laughs at me for getting emotionally attached to them...and also for not scrapping Ethan and Amelia...

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MeckaMon
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posted September 03, 2000 21:36     Click Here to See the Profile for MeckaMon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've finally named my computer!!!
Heresoforth and forever, it will be referred to as "Anubis - God of Processing."

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posted September 04, 2000 01:53     Click Here to See the Profile for Saintonge   Click Here to Email Saintonge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome, Sal!

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posted September 05, 2000 23:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Lahl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Sal:
My (completely dysfunctional) home network consists of:

*&$%#^& (Celeron 500 and the LAN host which belongs to ....[edited because I realised that I was being offensive to the computer as well as to Kath, the only intelligent human I know IRL. It's LAN name is Transtech but she said she couldn't think of a cutesy name for it. Incidentally she defends Transtech savagely whenever I refer to it as Celery or anything like that :-)]


Hi, this is Kath
Just thought I'd correct the "misinformation" given by Sal (who is not exactly following her programming of 'the accurate processing of information without distortion or concealment'.... well... about the name of my computer anyway )
Transtech was the name of my graphics and video production business, Transtech Productions, so my computer was labeled that, but it's name is actually "Lahl" after Data's daughter in STNG, hence my nick here atm
Anyway...... that's all I wanted to say.....

And now a word from our sponsor......
....... just kidding :P

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posted September 08, 2000 09:46     Click Here to See the Profile for CyberGoddess   Click Here to Email CyberGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, my iBook is named Rhapsody...

as in, "Rhapsody in Blue"

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posted September 26, 2000 09:12     Click Here to See the Profile for nekomatic   Click Here to Email nekomatic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I need help! I just got a new iMac and can't think of a name for it! Previous computer names have been manga/anime themed (Chun Li, P-Chan, Kodachi...) but I obviously haven't been reading enough manga lately.

A character with some connection to pink, rose or strawberry would be good (it's a strawberry iMac).

All suggestions welcome!

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posted September 26, 2000 10:16     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nekomatic:
I need help! I just got a new iMac and can't think of a name for it! Previous computer names have been manga/anime themed [...] A character with some connection to pink, rose or strawberry would be good (it's a strawberry iMac).

Well, you could name it "The Brain" to see how many people pick up the reference to Pinky's mentor.

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posted September 26, 2000 16:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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nekomatic wrote:
Previous computer names have been manga/anime themed...

A character with some connection to pink, rose or strawberry would be good...

All suggestions welcome!


Jigglypuff

/me runs and hides because nobody would welcome -that- suggestion

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posted September 26, 2000 17:10     Click Here to See the Profile for MeckaMon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kirby

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posted September 27, 2000 05:31     Click Here to See the Profile for Saintonge   Click Here to Email Saintonge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted September 27, 2000 10:37     Click Here to See the Profile for CyberGoddess   Click Here to Email CyberGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, nekomatic, Tira Misu from Sorcerer Hunters has pink hair

Isn't there also an anime character named Strawberrie? Don't remember where she's from...

Oh, and it has been decreed that the second server we will have up and running (which used to be bahamut) shall be named neobahamut (gotta love the Final Fantasy names here.. *sighs*)

That's okay... I still have rhapsody and the computer that is not named because of the cablemodem but the drive label is Vampire Pikachu (don't ask).

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posted September 27, 2000 11:56     Click Here to See the Profile for Saintonge   Click Here to Email Saintonge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
I still have rhapsody and the computer that is not named because of the cablemodem but the drive label is Vampire Pikachu (don't ask).

OK, but I will ask "What is it one of your customers can do that will get them cancelled? Not be dirty enough?"

Seriously, this has been bugging me since you mentioned it on another thread.

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posted September 27, 2000 15:09     Click Here to See the Profile for Etherblade   Click Here to Email Etherblade     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
Well, nekomatic, Tira Misu from Sorcerer Hunters has pink hair

She stole my recommendation. Curses!
Just don't ask Kimagure about her. PLEASE.


[QUOTE] Oh, and it has been decreed that the second server we will have up and running (which used to be bahamut) shall be named neobahamut (gotta love the Final Fantasy names here.. *sighs*)


There's always Bahamut Zero to look forward to!

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posted September 27, 2000 16:12     Click Here to See the Profile for CyberGoddess   Click Here to Email CyberGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Saintonge:
OK, but I will ask "What is it one of your customers can do that will get them cancelled? Not be dirty enough?"

Seriously, this has been bugging me since you mentioned it on another thread.


Actually, I deal with sponsors. These are people who have our banners on their page and we pay them for the traffic they send. We have a set of Terms and Conditions. They outline rules on the content they may have on their page along with our banners (i.e. no bondage, torture, etc.) and also clauses about spamming, tricking surfers to subscribe to our newsletter in order to gain access, and generating fictitious subscribers.

Hope that helps.

Oh, and in regards to Bahamut Zero, that will be if we ever decide to rebuild bahamut AGAIN. Only in its third incarnation. As it stands, once bahamut is rebuilt into neobahamut we shall have neobahamut and tiamat

my domain is hosted on tiamat.


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posted October 03, 2000 20:59     Click Here to See the Profile for nekomatic   Click Here to Email nekomatic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
Well, nekomatic, Tira Misu from Sorcerer Hunters has pink hair

Well, I'm reluctant to have TWO computers named after manga/anime babes 'cos it starts to look a little... what's the word... sad?

Aw bollocks, who am I trying to kid? Tira Misu it is! Thanks! (goes off to snag piccy from net to make appropriate hard disc icon!)

(Actually Steen, I did consider Jigglypuff briefly... very briefly...)

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posted October 03, 2000 21:13     Click Here to See the Profile for MeckaMon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
nekomatic says:
Aw bollocks, who am I trying to kid? Tira Misu it is! Thanks! (goes off to snag piccy from net to make appropriate hard disc icon!)

Name it Bruce.

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posted October 11, 2000 11:32     Click Here to See the Profile for weirdo513   Click Here to Email weirdo513     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Main LiteStep(I don't claim winders as my OS) Box is named "XIAN" and my work pc was X-Wing I believe, but the Admins cracked down on our dept and now it's Tech3 *sob*

My other shitty winbox (packard bell ack) is aptly named P.O.S.

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Michael Edwards
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posted June 20, 2001 13:55     Click Here to See the Profile for Michael Edwards   Click Here to Email Michael Edwards     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It may be a little late to follow it up, but I couldn't help but be intrigued by a posting from Sal, as I take another look at the notice boards, as I do every now and then.

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Sal:
Ethan - my little 486SX25 laptop and my favourite of them all (the story of how he ended up in my possession is tragic)... his name is derived from Ethernet

Pardon me if it's too personal, but I find myself wondering about Ethan, and how he came into your possession. And was it tragic for Ethan or for you? (Just ignore if you prefer.)

And why is he your favourite? Is there something special about him?

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Sal:
everyone I know IRL laughs at me for getting emotionally attached to them...and also for not scrapping Ethan and Amelia...

I don't laugh at all. I feel a bit the same, and can quite understand why you keep Ethan and Amelia.

I have an old Toshiba T1200 laptop - just an XT, with a 30 Mb. hard disk, and a tiny green and blue screen which has to be viewed from just the right angle - and it's really quite useless for almost anything I do. But I can't bring myself to part with it, because I know that I would probably be dooming it to being thrown out: if anyone accepted it, I find it difficult to believe they would use it for long, and then they may be a bit more hard-headed than I am, and simply dispose of it. I can't bear the thought; it still works perfectly, except that its battery is completely dead. (Brings to mind my earlier question about what happens to old computers.)

On the other hand, if I keep feeling this way, I'll keep every computer I've ever had, and end up being crowded out of my living space by my computers. (Well, my books are already crowding me out, and I just have to live with that; but I parted with two desktops years ago, both XTs: one died, and the other went to someone I was assured would appreciate and use it.)

Regards,
Michael.

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