Why your username?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dave, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. Dave

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    Looking at some of the members names here at AAC made me think - why do they call themselves that? Is it just a random name selected at registration or is there a deeper story behind the cryptic name?

    So share your tale of why your username?

    I'll go first......if you can't guess you shouldn't be using a computer! :D

    Dave
     
  2. beenthere

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    Well, it's either that I've been there and done that (got in the biz in the 1960's), or else my real name is embarassing & I hate to hear people giggling when they look at me.
     
  3. hgmjr

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    My user name is nothing fancy. The first three letters are my initials (first,middle,last) and the last two letters are the standard abbreviation for junior.

    hgmjr
     
  4. Papabravo

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    In the phonetic alphabet, Papa and Bravo are the words for the letters P and B, which are the last two letters of my callsign.
     
  5. Tube Tech

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    Because I have been an electronic tech since Cadillacs had tailfins, stamps were 3 cents per and the government wouldn't lie to us.
     
  6. mikeonthegreen

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    The "Green" refers to a River in the U.S. Some of the best flyfishing in the world. Nothing better.
     
  7. Dave

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    Wow!! You must be old! :D

    Dave
     
  8. m4yh3m

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    It's the first thing police run before they pull me over.
     
  9. Thinker

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    I'm called myself thinker because i spend a lot of time thinking of things I can't solve!
     
  10. rag

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    Hi These are the beginning three letters of my name
     
  11. Gadget

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    Kinda speaks for itself... ;)
     
  12. thingmaker3

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    As a child I had three favorite toys. "Erector Set" and "Leggo Block" don't have the same sex appeal as user names. The "3" is because I wasn't the first or second person to realise how sexy it is to make things.
     
  13. Dave

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    Lol!! There are some missed opportunities here! You do realise if you had signed up as "Erector Set" we probably would have black-listed you!!:D

    Dave
     
  14. thingmaker3

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    I think the Erector Set is called "Mechano" over there in the UK. IIRC it was invented in the Land of Hope and Glory.
     
  15. Dave

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    I know Mechano well - it was every young boys geek toy!! I wasn't aware that it was a British invention, but then I am not surprised given the mechanical nature of it. The modern PC-groupies in Britain would have a field day with the name "Erector Set"!

    Dave
     
  16. Sparky

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    Mine was given to me by a co-worker - a very good EE.
     
  17. pebe

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    Initials - can't get briefer than that.
     
  18. Dave

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    I have 3 friends that are all electricians, we know them as Sparky Mike, Sparky Andy and Sparky Chris!

    Its a very convenient name for a 'leccy! :D

    Dave
     
  19. subtech

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    I chose mine because of my work. I'm a very, very lucky individual. (Although some would say a crazy individual...) Since my teen years I've held electrical positions that involved everything from flashlight batteries to lightning bolts.
    I get to "play" with everything from steam driven generators that provide hundreds of megawatts of energy, to large transmission lines and three phase transformers with ratings up to 1000 MVA. Because all of this equipment is tied ultimately to switchyards and electrical power substations, I'm a substation tech.
     
  20. Salgat

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    My last name..haha.
     
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