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  Reply # 1441930 7-Dec-2015 11:57
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I have this one because Geekzone doesn't do underscores ie: kiwi_rock.

I chose this username as my first username back in 1997 I think it was, on dial-up with Xtra. I

I used to have a lot to do with broadcast radio and the first double CD I think I bought was Kiwi Rock Volume 1.

I just haven't been bothered to come up with something else since.


Cheers.



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  Reply # 1441932 7-Dec-2015 12:03
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kiwirock: I have this one because Geekzone doesn't do underscores ie: kiwi_rock.

I chose this username as my first username back in 1997 I think it was, on dial-up with Xtra. I

I used to have a lot to do with broadcast radio and the first double CD I think I bought was Kiwi Rock Volume 1.

I just haven't been bothered to come up with something else since.


Cheers.


Are you sure GZ doesn't do underscores?

My old username, which I changed to this one 3-4 years ago, had about 6 of them lol

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1441961 7-Dec-2015 12:44
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Pretty boring - used to be my address.
Avatar - a minion with a Banana. Will have to change this soon, maybe.

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  Reply # 1441964 7-Dec-2015 12:49
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Richard .  First name with the "a" missing.  h18, first letter of surname and last digits of my service number.   Instead of signing off stuff in a previous life with your initials (which could have been the same in some instances), we used this method.   Something that is unique to me..

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  Reply # 1441973 7-Dec-2015 12:58
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The best way to increase the speed of your ADSL is to shave down the plastic wires entering your modem and wrap them tightly in tinfoil.

Sing a song while you do this about how much you love ADSL and how you really want and need it to go faster.

This always works.




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  Reply # 1442039 7-Dec-2015 14:09
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muppet: The best way to increase the speed of your ADSL is to shave down the plastic wires entering your modem and wrap them tightly in tinfoil.

Sing a song while you do this about how much you love ADSL and how you really want and need it to go faster.

This always works.

Either that's in the wrong thread, or it's the most obscure Muppets reference I've ever seen!

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  Reply # 1442898 8-Dec-2015 16:04
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Finch: Hey guys.

Just a bit of fun.

How did you get your Username and/or Avatar? What does it stand for? 

My Username is from a TV show, but I am nothing like the character. I quite like the name, its pretty simple, so thought I would stick with it.

How about you?

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I got into Linux with kernel 0.99 back in 1993-ish. The only SVGA card supported at the time was a Trident card with 1MB of ram on it (IIRC)...and you had to compile your own kernel to get it to work. On a 386DX-40 with 8MB of RAM that took about 5 hours.

But it was awesome good fun and I became; "Linuxluver".

Now all my phones run Linux (Android).....and laptop runs Linux (Chrome OS), so my life is complete.  






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  Reply # 1442900 8-Dec-2015 16:08
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There was first johnr, NikT, then me and after me AndiB.
Probably a few i missed.

Hmm Vodafone trend


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  Reply # 1442903 8-Dec-2015 16:10
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TimA: There was first johnr, NikT, then me and after me AndiB.
Probably a few i missed.

Hmm Vodafone trend



Does this indicate that people who work at Vodafone lack imagination ? :) 


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  Reply # 1442964 8-Dec-2015 17:19
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networkn:
TimA: There was first johnr, NikT, then me and after me AndiB.
Probably a few i missed.

Hmm Vodafone trend



Does this indicate that people who work at Vodafone lack imagination ? :) 



Well if im anything to go off probably not.

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  Reply # 1444416 9-Dec-2015 11:49
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Initial use was joining a chat room to test something.. didn't actually want to talk to people, so set my nickname to quiet.

Then reused it for additional services, gaining the pretentious 'y' to make it unique on most services.




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  Reply # 1444435 9-Dec-2015 12:15
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mine was easy it's the same nick I use all over the web and as an AMD fan Athlonite was an easy pick combo of Athlon cpu's and being a night owl 

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  Reply # 1444450 9-Dec-2015 12:36
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hmm mine comes from prelude.I had a 1991 honda prelude that i poured my blood sweat and many tears into and one day an old lady side swiped me at an intersection (her fault) and the car was no more.I had just spent close to 30k on stuff for it.It was written off and i got a new hobby.(pcs) Thus my name was born ludez no idea how but i got ludez from it and added a z

My real life nickname for 26 years has been nipper/nippa everyone in my family or friends still calls me that even my wife.But for some reason i have never used it as a handle

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  Reply # 1444531 9-Dec-2015 14:41
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ludez: hmm mine comes from prelude.I had a 1991 honda prelude that i poured my blood sweat and many tears into and one day an old lady side swiped me at an intersection (her fault) and the car was no more.I had just spent close to 30k on stuff for it.It was written off and i got a new hobby.(pcs) Thus my name was born ludez no idea how but i got ludez from it and added a z

My real life nickname for 26 years has been nipper/nippa everyone in my family or friends still calls me that even my wife.But for some reason i have never used it as a handle


Luckily an unfortunate turn of events made you a better person.
Any photos of this preluck?

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  Reply # 1447013 10-Dec-2015 10:47
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Horseychick: My user name is cos I am a horse rider and it tends to be a name I can use on lots of sites.  I also have a p/plate but that's GGT0A so again, horse related.  I did once get stopped in a Police check and the officer asked me what my plate meant laughing


GGTOA=Horse Warrior/Champion ??


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