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Windows 7: Where did you username come from?

13 Jul 2014   #31

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1

The first newsgroup I posted in (anyone remember usenet?) was an economic group back in 1991. I was faced with needing a "handle" for the first time and the first thing that popped into my head was a term paper I had written in school for an Economics Systems class on Thorstein Veblen. I liked the irony created by combining TV (opiate to the masses) with Veblen's economic theories in TVeblen. Anyone who has studied economics would get that joke (so far: 2).

Since then I have used many Usernames, pretty much a different one in every group or forum, but I continue to use TVeblen in forums I consider "serious".

Interestingly I have found 5 other TVeblens out in the interwebs. One of them is certifiable. One day I will need to hunt him down and fix that.
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13 Jul 2014   #32


Kari is my real first name, fifth most popular name given to boys in the year I was born in Finland.

Freaky with it is that I was named after my cousin who was born two months prematurely to my aunt and died the same day. My aunt asked her brother, my father to give me the same name when she heard my mother became pregnant quite soon after her own son Kari was born and died. My parents respected the wish, I got both my first and middle names from him: Kari Juhani.
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13 Jul 2014   #33

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

The computer part is because I am a computer. Just kidding, I just like them obviously. The 0304 part is because I add 0 to a number for no reason often and 304 because on a calculator, when you turn it upside down, it spells hoe. And hoes are awesome. Well, the more bigger reason is a secret.

Another fun fact, both my first name and last name combined is one of the most common combinations in Korea. It is even the name of a famous Korean actor. But I can't tell anyone the exact name. If I were to use my real name in the web, it would be impossible to find the real me especially on Korean websites.
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13 Jul 2014   #34
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

I like ST. The Borg are a computerized hive mind, so I chose that along with the designation 386, like the old processors. Old, like me....
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13 Jul 2014   #35

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
I like ST. The Borg are a computerized hive mind, so I chose that along with the designation 386, like the old processors. Old, like me....
Yup, that's a classic. But according to Wikipedia, varients of it were made until 2007. What a blast from the past it is, right? If only I was alive when it first started production.
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13 Jul 2014   #36

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

I made my name up using the Scientific name of the Sun Solar Star

So my name actually means Sunshines lol Solarstarshines hahaha
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13 Jul 2014   #37

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

C-11 was the number of a truck I drove while refueling helicopters back in the late 1970's.

Station to C-11 on a CB radio at that time.

I go by Flatiron on other forums.
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13 Jul 2014   #38

Windows 7 Professional x64

Mine is our company name and the logo in my sig badge is our company logo.
Mohave PC Computers
Just a small town Mom and Pop Operation.
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14 Jul 2014   #39

7 x64 | 7 x64

A Spring pursuit.
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14 Jul 2014   #40


Mines one of those that speak for themselves I guess, I'm a Carnie living in Indiana most off seasons.. This is my oldest and most used username too.
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