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Naming the Droid

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by manic, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. manic

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    Nov 8, 2009
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    I just watched 2001. The Droid's red light totally reminded me of HAL. So I named my Droid Hal. I figured anything that I love this much deserves a name. Wondering if anyone has named their Droid?
     
  2. dragonfly

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    Mar 27, 2007
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    When I'm using the gps i call it gypsy other than that i just call it "best phone ever made!" :dft010:big_smile aka DROID or iphone killa
     
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  4. gnath9

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    Feb 10, 2009
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    I copied of someone here by calling her "Sarah" like when Andy picks up the phone on Mayberry.
     
  5. TheMadJester

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    Jul 14, 2009
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    i name all of my computer, network, and phone gear after star trek ships.

    My Laptop = NCC-1701
    GF's Macbook = NX-2000
    Home Server = DS9
    Media PC = Risa (pleasure planet)
    Wii = Nexus (space ribbon of joy)
    Moto Q = NX-01
    GF's Ozone = NCC-74210 (Defiant class USS Valiant)
    Omnia = NCC-75633 (USS Sao Paulo, replacement for USS Defiant)
    Droid = NX-74205 (USS Defiant, lean, mean, fighting machine)

    i know it's lame, but when you're working on a bunch of devices you gotta give 'em a naming scheme.
     
  6. Eugene

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    My home domain controllers were Sodom and Gomorrah but never named any of my other machines.
    IMHO since its a droid names like R4D2 or C5P0 seem appripriate.
     
  7. slumlord

    slumlord New Member

    Oct 17, 2008
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    a friend of mine named mine vader.
     
  8. TheMadJester

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    Jul 14, 2009
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    or in my case "Data"
     
  9. Eugene

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    Jul 30, 2007
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    Was data called an android, I thought trek and wars were rivlas and Lucas had a copyright on the name.
     
  10. TheMadJester

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    Jul 14, 2009
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    first off, trek and wars are not rivals. stupid fans (like me) make them rivals because they have nothing better to do. i believe that there is a place in our hearts for both franchises. wars is cool and trek is brainy. and besides, trek is better.

    second off, lucas does not own any rights to "android" he does own a trademark on "droid" though. which is why in every advertisement from verizon it says in the fine print, "used with permission from lucas films, ltd."

    third off, yes, data is an android and was referred to as such all the time on the show.
     
  11. tj!2k6

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    Aug 7, 2006
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    Designed and built by Doctor Noonien Soong, Data is a sentient android who serves as the second officer and chief operations officer aboard the starships USS Enterprise-D and USS Enterprise-E.


    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_(Star_Trek)


    While the name "Droid" is obviously a contraction for "android," it is unfortunately trademarked by Lucas, however, the word "android" is a term used to describe a particular thing, generally, an automaton that resembles a human being.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=define:android
     
  12. tj!2k6

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    Aug 7, 2006
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    Ah, ya beat me to it while I was sourcing... lol

    Edit: and even within the Trek movement there is rivalry, because some fans refuse to accept that Kirk > Picard. :dft011:tounge_out
     
  13. TheMadJester

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    Jul 14, 2009
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    dude, i am THE source for all things trek.

    and even though i believe tng > tos, i have to agree the kirk > picard. all you have to do is watch the ending to generations when picard gets his ass kicked and kirk saves the day, again.
     
  14. toosmoove

    toosmoove New Member

    Feb 14, 2007
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    I named mine "The Shit".
     
  15. TheMadJester

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    Jul 14, 2009
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    hahahaha. nice. and fitting also.
     

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