Famous Computers?

By M_Jones
May 18, 2007
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  1. My home PCs are all named after famous computers (or thereabouts) from films, tv etc

    So our current network looks like this:
    • Zen
    • Queeg
    • Kryten
    • Orac
    • Slave
    • Mother
    • Tardis
    • Terminator
    • Holly

    Anyway I have a new computer and im running out of names! Any suggestions following this pattern!

    Martin

    PS We did have a HAL but i dont wanna call my new PC that...
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Kal-El would sound pretty cool. :)
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

  4. M_Jones

    M_Jones Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    Ha ha thats a pretty cool one ^
  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    I aim to please!
  6. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41

    "Talent" yeah there ya go
  7. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    So much for me being a computer enthusiast, I've got no idea what those names are, and have no suggestions :S
  8. NetCablesPlus

    NetCablesPlus TechSpot Maniac Posts: 480

    How about a few from Star Trek: 'Data' or 'The Doctor' or 'The Borg'?
  9. Finchy

    Finchy Newcomer, in training Posts: 378

    Try SHODAN, the AI-that-would-be-god from System Shock
  10. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 1,094

    I would name it "Gray" because Gray Corp. Computers are the best super computers. Litterally.
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,520   +9

    I thought you meant from the title, famous computers :S; so my answer would have been the Apple II :D !
  12. RamenNoodles

    RamenNoodles Newcomer, in training Posts: 108

    How about Mike Jones?
  13. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I think I'll change my computer name to SuperCray.

    CMH now stands for "Cray (in) My Home".

    :D:D:D
     
  14. M_Jones

    M_Jones Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 52

    * And The Winner Is *

    WOPR.



    Thanks all
  15. shotbythesherif

    shotbythesherif Newcomer, in training

    My hard drives are named after famous computers too

    How about MULTIVAC from the Issac Asimov books ???
    Or what about SKYNET
    Or K9

    Or there is a great list on wikipedia.org on this topic wiki/Computers_in_fiction

    Sorry for not being able to post the actual link - the admin of this board won't let me.

    Glad I'm not the only person being geeky :)

    Keith
  16. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Robby is the most famous robot
    [​IMG]
  17. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Posts: 2,438

    Blue Gene. ( make sure it's a really fast super-computer )
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    It Completely Slipped My DIMMs.......

    I don't know how you managed to miss "HAL 9000", the homicidal ships computer from "2001: A Space Oddyssey"!:evil:
  19. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Actually, captain, he said he had a Hal, but he doesn't want this one to be named that.

    I like Arsenal Gear (if I remember correctly) myself, from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, but I also like WOPR.

    EDIT, wow this was from 2007 people...
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    I can't read, I used to work for the Post Office.:eek:
  21. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    Heh.

    That explains why my mail is going to the neighbors so often....

    I think we need to pull the scientists out and switch their jobs.
    We don't need cures for diseases, we need our mail in the proper mailboxes!
  22. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I just found a pretty obscure, but important name.

    The name of one of the first ever PCs, called the Alto. It was called Gzunda, because it "gzunda the desk".
  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,012   +714

    Computer Seized By FBI..............

    Now CMH, are you sure that this isn't the computer from "The Sopranos"?:haha: :wave:

    BTW mopar, it not only explains it, it justifies it!:rolleyes:
  24. tragicallyhip

    tragicallyhip Newcomer, in training Posts: 99

    Enigma sounds good


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