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Amusing computer related names

Post by andyb » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:45 am

Names that we use for computer companies and products

Dell = Hell
Packard Bell = Craphard Smell
IBM Deskstar = IBM Deathstar
Fujitsu = Fushitsu

I am sure there are a lot of names that we use for companies and products that we dont like, or just like to give a "pet hate" name to.

Go nuts people, anything goes.


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Post by Tzupy » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:09 am

I'm not sure if the moderators should allow this thread, if those companies become aware of this name calling they might object.
Anyway, I use to say quite often MegaSh!t instead of M$.

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Post by nici » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:59 am

I would think companies have better things to do than read threads with weird versions of their name.

Anyway, Seagate could be Seagay. And im pretty sure someone has called Maxtor Crapxtor. And Scythe could be Shyte, at least the mounting on the Ninja Rev.B is very much so.

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Post by YugenM » Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:39 pm

one of my friends refer to PayPal as GayPal.

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Post by Lawrence Lee » Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:37 pm

Intersh*t Explorer.
Thermalcrap.
3DGayMan.

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Post by |Romeo| » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:05 pm

Symantec = Satan
Outlook Express = Outhouse Distress

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Post by angelkiller » Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:15 pm

Amourek wrote:Intersh*t Explorer
Internet Destroyer

GET FIREFOX!
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Post by qviri » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:25 pm

Thinkpad X200 – aging fan, T60p – Core Duo whine :(
Nothing endures but change

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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:43 pm

File Manager = File Mangler

Control-Alt-Delete = Three Finger Salute
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Post by peteamer » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:30 am

Device Manager = Device Mangler

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Post by kater » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:18 am

The low-low-dB company we all love for their marketing efforts - Thermalfake

Contrary to what lots of people might say, there'll always be Gigashite for me.

How about Microshaft?
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Post by floffe » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:02 am

Interweb Exploder

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Post by Ralf Hutter » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:01 am

I really hate to perpetuate this thread, but, from back in the Browser Wars days:

Netscape = nutscrape

Internet Explorer = Internet Exploder*





*There were even websites dedicated to this, as well as all sorts of neat jpegs and gifs of the logo.
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Post by BrianE » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 am

Ralf Hutter wrote: Netscape = nutscrape

Internet Explorer = Internet Exploder
Beat me to them! :) I still say these once in a while...

I usually end up just adding or substituting a standard expletive on to part or all of the actual company name. Sometimes it comes out funny because it's so over-the-top angry sounding.

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Post by YugenM » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:50 pm

another name for Gigabyte I've seen is "Junkabyte"

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Post by spookmineer » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:13 pm

Funny that Gigabyte gets recommended in this thread more then a few times then...

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Post by andyb » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:25 pm

Now some of the innevitable: Accronyms, feel free to add your own.... guessing these should be quite easy.

System Cant See It
America Off Line
Cup-holder Doesn't Really Operate for Mugs
Defunct Operating System
How They Make Links
I Built Microsoft
Macintoshes Aren't Compatible
Pretty Confusing. May Cause Intense Anxiety
Spouting Claims of Ownership
Unable to Readily Locate
Unused Spittle Bottle (was good in 98 )
World Wide Wait


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Post by qviri » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:30 pm

andyb wrote:Pretty Confusing. May Cause Intense Anxiety
People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms takes this one by far...
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Post by floffe » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:33 pm

Hmm, no AOHell yet :lol:

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Post by Spare Tire » Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:12 am

ThermalBake

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Post by Vihta » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:50 am

CrackBook is my favourite.

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Post by peteamer » Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:06 am

Technology Without An Industry Name


and I can't believe nobody has yet offered:

Windoze

...or is only us young guns that use that one?..... :D



And from one of our very own elders:

PEBCAK.....

Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard.....

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Post by andyb » Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:25 am

E-Machines = Ebola-Machines (they are full of shit that just wants to bust out).

And the PSU's that they use, which having seen dozens of Ebola Machines I would say that the faliure rate is >80%

Bestec = Bustec
Bestec = Worsetec


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Post by floffe » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:07 am

peteamer wrote:Windoze
Eh, that just looks weird. If you're gonna point out the badness, it's better to use Winblows.
peteamer wrote:PEBCAK.....
That one is very good, although I've only seen it as PEBKAC. Huge difference, I know :lol:

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Post by =assassin= » Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:13 pm

Whenever I saw the Enermax NoiseTaker on a PC site, I always thought of calling it the Enermax NoiseMaker instead :P

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Post by Slaugh » Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:57 pm

Nobody mentioned HAL, the computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Apparently, HAL was named so to indicate that it was one step ahead of IBM. Alphabetically "H" "A" "L" precede "I" "B" "M" by one letter. However, Arthur C Clarke denies it, claiming that "HAL" is an acronym for "Heuristically programmed algorithmic computer". Who's right?
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Post by =assassin= » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:57 am

Hehe, I love that site.

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Post by jb_ » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:56 pm

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Post by fastturtle » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:19 pm

Freaking Stupid Posts

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