Help Me Name My New Computer
A few weeks ago, The Beast died. The Beast was my first desktop PC I bought when I moved out of home. He had done me well over the last few years, but in the days leading up to his death, I could tell it was time to move on. He was struggling to perform simple tasks and really, really struggled when I asked him to do something complicated like creating graphics or making movies. Last week, I placed an order for a new machine. I wanted to make sure that everything inside the box would cope with the work out I wanted to give it. I paid so much attention to the insides, that I didn’t really put any consideration into what it would look like.
I didn’t expect something that would be at home on a Formula 1 race track. When I opened up the packaging to find this bright red beauty, I was a very happy man. Yes, red computers do go faster.
The packaging on this baby says: “Unique race car design. Utilizing an advanced spray-painting process usually reserved for high performance automobiles, the F430’s plastic is redered in the high gloss of metallic automobile paint, express the spirit of cutting-edge racecar design!”
Here’s my problem. Before the computer arrived, I was all set to call him ORAC, named after the computer in Blake’s 7. However, after opening him up, he doesn’t look like an ORAC. I need suggestions for a name. Any ideas?
how do I make the connection you may ask??
Well….Roary the racecar is a children\’s television show. Racecar\’s are usually red, because apparently red cars go faster, and the computer is red. So, thus, therefore, ipsofacto, Roary!! :)
Like Michael Schumacher.
Trogdor the Burninator
Why Gandalf? It is neither gray nor white
With something that red, how could you not go a Superman reference?
But Superman is mostly blue. I have been thinking of Red Tornado, who is a robot superhero.
It’s red. It’s electronical.
How could it be anything but Optimus?
Ooooh, I like the idea of Optimus Prime. Would it transform into a robot, or is this his robot mode and he would transform into something else?
Install windows 7 on him and he’ll transform into something faster.
I vote for Optimus Secundus
He’s never going to be as cool as Prime.
Flash is also very red. Implies fastness of CPU too.
Before he was Primed he was just a humble archivist.
How ’bout Edom?
Edom is Hebrew for Red. Issac’s brother was named for his colouring.
But I don’t want God to hate my computer
Put some red n blue flashing lights on it, and turn it into a racing fire engine. Doesn’t help with the name I know.
I was thinking it needed some kind of decal on the side
honestly Joel, from all the feedback it’s obvious – he does look a bit like Optimus Prime – a bit more blue here and there … almost there. Or you can deck your machine out to look like this – your very own optimus prime desktop http://www.geekologie.com/2007/08/optimus_prime_computer_case.php
Even better than Optimus…
He’s more red, even faster, and I can change my Windows login sound to “You’ve Got The Touch” from the original Transformers movie
“Why Gandalf? It is neither gray nor white”
Why not Gandalf? Its a clever little computer, innit? And does it not have “You shall not pass” Virus protection?
Alex ‘The’ Kid
how about Fez?
It’s red, so there’s a hint of red russia there, along with Fez being a terrible shortening of Ferrari.
And it’s simple. And you can tell people that it’s a secret acronym for something, but never tell them what :)
How about OL’ Red. I know it is new but that name makes you think it is your close friend, you know, someone you have known for a while.