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« on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:21:57 »
There's a lot of people here who have funny usernames. Where did they come from? What influenced your username? What does it mean?

Mine's obvious. I picked it because I like Windows.

So, what does your username mean?
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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:53:16 »
Quote from: ripster;212561
I picked mine because it looks good in Verdana plastered all over peoples sigs and my pics.

Nah, I posted the reason earlier in this oldtimey thread.

Agreed ^......MW gives you a lot of free advertising. Be sure to thank him if you haven't already. Kishy is getting gyped.


Mine has little to do with computer input devices.
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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 11:58:39 »
Quote from: Julle;212565
Mine is just plain boring - Julius is my real name, Julle is my nickname.


But the avatar makes up for it big time!!
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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:05:38 »
That's why I asked you for the linky....thanks for that :)
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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:14:26 »
Wanted something classical which could be close to IRL name, so just combined IRL name and Ikaros...
So I should add something useless here yes? Ok, ok...
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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:14:34 »
Mine is the starting letters of my 3 names, seemed as good a way as any of coming up with a unique online username.
It's nothing to do with India, or Hungary (yes, it sounds Hungarian to Hungarians, apparently.)

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:23:41 »
Mine is because I'm a miserable git who does a lot of whining.
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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 12:24:10 »
Vils is my surname, not very imaginative but honest.
It\'s the glass pipe fallacy. You can only believe that if you\'re on crack.

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 13:19:58 »
I needed a name for registering somewhere... So I got one from a "Elvish Name Generator".
Not more imaginative than that, I'm afraid.

Anyway... It is the least stupid of the three on-line names that I have used the most throughout the years. :-P
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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 13:33:59 »
I used to be your typical "t3hgr1mr34p3r1153790" ****ty online gamer and then I figured that 50% of your skill comes from your name, so I figured "gr1m" was quite short and badass (and obviously cool because it has a number in it).

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 14:39:02 »
Quote from: ripster;212561
Nah, I posted the reason earlier in this oldtimey thread.
And here I thought it was because you did a lot of keyboard modifications.

As for myself, I've used the name of a block cipher I describe on my web site: QUick And Dirty Implementable BLOck Cipher.

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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 15:28:22 »
pretty obvious



got it at a time when beginning irc, i had no damn idea which nick to get at the time when pokemon were everywhere

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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:02:40 »
The 888 comes from being Oriental, J and W being the initials of my first and surname.
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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:12:30 »
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The 888 comes from being Oriental, J and W being the initials of my first and surname.


Lucky you!

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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:12:31 »
My username is pretty self explanatory :P

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« Reply #15 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:21:44 »
Back before PC's were cool to play with, I collected audio equipment including
Marantz & Macintosh tube amps and etc. There is a little of my name and birthdate involved also.
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« Reply #16 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:24:44 »
noctua..  i'm an nighthawk most time.. then the little have bedtime,
i have time to read this holy geekhack **** each night.. ;-)
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« Reply #17 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:34:34 »
Mine comes from the mispronunciation of a Japanese word (about 7 years ago, long before I knew anything about the language).

Hara - Japanese martial art term, equivalent to the lower of the three dantian in Traditional Chinese medicine, a name for the "center of being".

How I got from Hara -> HaaTa, can't really remember exactly, but it didn't have any numbers, and was unique, so it stuck.
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« Reply #18 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:40:10 »
My nickname IRL is Lar and i decided to put babby in front of it.
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« Reply #19 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 16:56:47 »
Mine was actually a suggestion from my Sweetie. Years ago, i wanted to join an IRC channel, but couldn't think of a good nickname, and we came up with "aubade" because it was a pretty sounding word.

An Aubade is a song sung at dawn, and so gradually, as i started moving onto places where i could use longer names, i simplified "Song sung at dawn" to "Morning Song", and the rest as they say, is history.
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« Reply #20 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 17:16:44 »
Quote from: ripster;212598
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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 18:35:30 »
Let me tell you about my user name.

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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 18:44:39 »
A didjeridoo / digeridoo  ( there are many spellings and they are all techically correct interestingly) is the world's oldest wind instrument.  You play it by circular breathing to keep the drone sound going for as long as you want.  I play them and used to make/sell them and instruct others on how to play and circular breathe.

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« Reply #23 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 19:51:13 »
Wow. You all sure got neat stories behind your usernames.

The main reason why I picked Microsoft Windows for my username was because it was so obvious chances are nobody else took it. And I used Windows on my computers.
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« Reply #24 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 19:52:27 »
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A didjeridoo / digeridoo  ( there are many spellings and they are all techically correct interestingly) is the world's oldest wind instrument.  You play it by circular breathing to keep the drone sound going for as long as you want.  I play them and used to make/sell them and instruct others on how to play and circular breathe.

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Are vuvuzelas related to the didjeridoo?

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« Reply #25 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:13:19 »
people had the habit of calling me "criminal" back when i used to go LAN parties. simply because i used to thrash talk at any given moment simply for the fun of it.
switched the "c" to "k" because it was the first letter in my name.

funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P
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« Reply #26 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:25:44 »
Quote from: kriminal;212682


funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P


your name is Keyboard?

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« Reply #27 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 21:54:49 »
Quote from: kriminal;212682
funny thing is... my actual name has been said alot of times on these forums :P


your name is Ripster?

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« Reply #28 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 22:10:58 »
lol, it ends with the additions "ing" and begins with "k" offcourse...
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« Reply #29 on: Sat, 14 August 2010, 22:19:22 »
Mine came from a middle school nickname.  Some kids didn't know my name and they thought I looked like an eric.  Then they just rearranged the letters for a last name and I doubled the r because without that it's always taken.

No, my name is not actually eric.
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« Reply #30 on: Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:32:56 »
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4. The fourth possibility is that that, is something that them could fake.
5. It is something that those will do for free.
6. Number 5 is illusive.
 
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What the hell does that mean?
 
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« Reply #31 on: Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:37:02 »
A bot I thinks.

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« Reply #32 on: Sun, 15 August 2010, 07:48:26 »
That's how a bot talks? Asimov would be ashamed.
 
(Though I'll admit that "6. Number 5 is illusive" has a strange sort of poetic appeal.)

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« Reply #33 on: Sun, 15 August 2010, 17:17:24 »
Mine started as my "photographic" (not so) alter ego. I used to name everything I shot after a song, as I was/am quite into music (I used to try and shoot more live bands than I do now).

Instant Kamera is, of course, a play on instant karma, the John Lennon song.
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« Reply #34 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 04:09:09 »
What's in a name?

Today is my birthday - August 16 (same as Madonna). I am forever amazed at how deeply my personality reflects typical characteristics of the astrological sign I was born under; I am Leo to the third degree according to the Book of Birthdays, Sun in Leo and something else too.  One of my dearest friends in High School, who also shares the sign and a love of CS Lewis books, presented me with an original watercolor painting of a tiger under a tree as a graduation gift.  It also bore this dedication in calligraphy: Following the Lion- Always walk through life like the tiger you are-- "Never a tame lion..."  (I've not been known for being particularly quiet or reserved in general.)

Many of my early e-dentities were directly derived from that, "ftlion", usually as username and since I didn't trust leaving my real info everywhere, the name "advocatus leonibus" was usually used as the "real" info since it also shared my real initials as well as the flavor of my spirit as an outspoken individual and the nature of the King of Talking Beasts.  Occasionally this also was condensed into a username: LionsAdvocate, lionsadvocat or simply AdVoCat.  

There came a significant shift when I started finding ways to hack my cell phone for the purpose of adding ringtones and games via "howard forums" and I adopted the e-moniker "voxleo" which was related to the Audiovox cell phone that I loved enough to buy eight of (due to failed experiments in the hacking of same as it had a notoriously fragile file system - but, thankfully, they were going for as little as 5 bucks on ebay) until the time when the Razr V3xx took its place.  I found the name to have a nice double layer to it and it is still one that I use but it tends to be sometimes confused with one "Vox_Leo" from Singapore who is somewhat well known via their blog.  So here was actually one of the first instances of the slight variation which I think is a little softer and smoother en francais si vous plait.  

There may be a future iteration in that I have just learned that the Danish/Norweigan for "lion" is "love" (where the o has a line through it, but I don't know how to make the character on the keyboard- yet).  Very significant since my actual given name is Chinese: love + bright, pure, true, or clear, bell.  

And now I am properly screwed if I should ever be investigated for anything since this is the first place that has tied all those identities together.  Damn you!
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« Reply #35 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:29:53 »
Mine, well, ask your mom.


I posted my story in the other thread.  I'm not retyping it.


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« Reply #36 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:33:41 »
Quote from: itlnstln;213027
Mine, well, ask your mom.


I posted my story in the other thread.  I'm not retyping it.


that HHKB doesn't have keys for C/P either?? What a POS.
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« Reply #37 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:35:51 »
No, there's some principal behind it, too.  There is already a pretty comprehensive thread on usernames, and searching for the old thread would require work.


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« Reply #38 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 07:51:11 »
fair enough. BTW, my mom says she has no idea who you are. Date rape?
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« Reply #39 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 08:41:18 »
I saw it, but it would still require effort to look for my post and copy/paste.  If there is one thing I don't like to do it's put forth effort.


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« Reply #40 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:12:36 »
Quote from: itlnstln;213042
I saw it, but it would still require effort to look for my post and copy/paste.  If there is one thing I don't like to do it's put forth effort.


Ahhh yes, now my mom is starting to recall...
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« Reply #41 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:13:53 »
There's a lot moms in the world.  I'm getting tired and bored these days, son.


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« Reply #42 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:16:29 »
Quote from: itlnstln;213056
There's a lot moms in the world.  I'm getting tired and bored these days, son.


Maybe switch to Grandmas?
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« Reply #43 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:16:52 »
I said "tired" not "comatose."


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« Reply #44 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:17:29 »
Quote from: instantkamera;213059
Maybe switch to Grandmas?


Ripster's taking care of those.


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« Reply #45 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:23:15 »
Dude, I bet she ****s like a banshee.  She's the only old lady that can work some wood out of me.


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« Reply #46 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 09:26:17 »
Yeah, I bet she single-handedly keeps k-y in business too...
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« Reply #47 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:21:22 »
:rolleyes:
(*ahem*) Wasn't there some kind of recent discussion regarding proper nettiquette that might be applicable here?:focus:
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« Reply #48 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:25:23 »
Quote from: Voixdelion;213084
:rolleyes:
(*ahem*) Wasn't there some kind of recent discussion regarding proper nettiquette that might be applicable here?:focus:


It's a microsoft windows thread.

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« Reply #49 on: Mon, 16 August 2010, 11:34:01 »
Quote from: ripster;213043
This is how you do it on a HHKB.

CTRL-A (Ow, ow)
CTRL-C (Ow, OW)
CTRL-V (OWWW)

Emac Pinky.  Don't Let You Be Next.

I use my ring finger on the control key for such C/P operations.
Doesn't involve the pinky at all, maybe you should try that with the Realforce so you don't get that Emac pinky.

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It's a microsoft windows thread.

True that.