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2003-12-15 18:35:30.787248+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

I've been mostly working off my laptop, but recently I've realized that it's a bit underpowered for some image editing and similar tasks. Yesterday I slapped a switchable drive tray in my big beefy Windows XP box so that I could install Linux on a second. I name my machines after Ayn Rand characters (this is being served off "dagny").

This morning Jay linked to a list of Wikipedia pages about diesel engines which lead to a list of Technologies in Atlast Shrugged which lead to Characters in Atlas Shrugged. I'm thinking "conway" is the right name for this dual boot machine.

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#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-15 20:38:26.831821+00 by: petronius

And which system would be Ellsworth Toomey? He is of course a character from The Fountainhead. I always had a secret dream of remaking the movie with Studs Terkle in that role.

#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-15 20:59:02.285856+00 by: ziffle

err .. its Toohey why studs terkle?

Ok, who should play Dagny? And was Dagny, Poly? Did Galt know about Reardon?

#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-15 21:13:11.688553+00 by: Dan Lyke

Toohey is the server for my house right now. No good reason for that name, the machine evolved into that position.

Interesting take on sex in the Wikipedia Concepts in Atlas Shrugged. I think in the culture of the "strikers" in Atlas Shrugged[Wiki] poly relationships would have to be the norm.

#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-15 23:43:58.237614+00 by: ziffle

hhhmm actually Rand herself had two SO's and one SO had another So maybe she started a trend - of course in the 60's -- no one thought much of it as the music was 'love the one you're with' and so forth. I regret how they have cut all the nudity and sex senses form all the 60 's era movies, at that.

#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-28 05:51:08.167664+00 by: baylink [edit history]

Hey, Dan? Did you forget that you do have an expert in this matter around...? :-)

#Comment Re: Computer names made: 2003-12-30 16:02:52.670156+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hee hee hee. Giggle. Thanks, Jay.