Name Your PC Day Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Ars Technica: Dell knew about computer failures, hid info from customers
  2. Fudzilla: Nvidia’s dual-chip card waits for Antilles
  3. SemiAccurate on the tale of the backwards computer display market

    and AMD commends Intel and ARM for supporting OpenCL

  4. Shacknews: 3DMark 11 gets release date, new screens, and trailer
  5. Steam launches “Recommended For You
  6. AllThingsD: Apple developing CDMA-GSM ‘World iPad’?
  7. Ars Technica: Embedded SIM card could cause carrier conflict for Apple
  8. Engadget’s Rage HD review (iPhone)

Name Your PC Day

  1. Network World: Both sides claim victory in ruling over music distribution patent
  2. Ars Technica: Lawyer wants “Goliath verdict” against RIAA in abuse trial

    and LimeWire, RIAA both search for “Pirate Edition” creator

    and eMusic changes pricing structure to nab major label tracks

  3. U.S. Senator: Web censorship bill a “bunker-busting cluster bomb
  4. Pentagon says “aware” of China Internet rerouting
  5. Ars Technica: Priority access could result in “slow suicide” for ISPs
  6. Frontier: Replace that too fast fiber connection with DSL
  7. AllThingsD: Google turns its local eyes to Groupon

    but who else could enter the bidding?

Hardware news

  1. VR-Zone: MSI unveils All-in-One PC Wind Top AP2000
  2. TC Magazine: Maingear rolls out the ALT-15 & ALT-17 multimedia notebooks
  3. Expreview: Dedicated to overclocking, Intel introduces the Z68 Express chipset

    and Asus 4-way SLI ROG Xpander hits store shelf in Japan

  4.’s sneak peek at ASRock P67 Extreme6 and H67DE3 for Sandy Bridge
  5. Sharky Extreme’s biweekly memory prices
  6. SlashGear: Checking out the Samsung MD23 three-screen LCD monitor
  7. TUAW: New Mini DisplayPort video adapters for Mac from StarTech
  8. Engadget: Unannounced 65″ edge-lit LED TV

    with passive 3D glasses shows up on

  9. TC Magazine: Cooler Master delivers Nvidia-themed HAF X PC case
  10. Newegg’s Marketplace deals


  1. DailyTech: U.S. Secretary of Transportation considers disabling phones in vehicles
  2. Engadget: Nokia’s former MeeGo chief confirms new role as senior VP of webOS at hp
  3. Engadget: 10″ Advent Vega Tegra 2 tablet goes on sale in the U.K., promptly sells out
  4. Fudzilla: Nvidia Tegra 2 tablets at CES 2011
  5. Tablet PCs are opportunities to redistribute profits

    among supply chain players, says ARM president

  6. SAP CIO: Apps in works for RIM tablet
  7. AppleInsider: Carbon fiber could be Apple’s key to a lighter next-gen iPad
  8. C|Net reports iPhone beats RIM, others in satisfaction survey
  9. TUAW: iOS 4.2.1 jailbroken, compatible Cydia store ready

    and Foxconn denies selling white iPhone parts

  10. Engadget: Casemate’s iPhone 4 Bounce case protects

    your noodle from inevitable radiation baking

  11. Dell: Bigger Venue Pro launch coming, keep hands off microSD
  12. TC Magazine: HTC Merge smartphone slips through Verizon’s site
  13. Engadget: HTC phone with CDMA and WiMAX

    hits the FCC: The EVO Shift 4G, perhaps?

  14. VR-Zone: Samsung plans to launch more Windows Phone 7 in 2011
  15. Engadget’s Motorola Droid 2 Global hands-on
  16. PreCentral: webOS 2.0 will be released to “all devices” in coming months
  17. C|Net: Android catches up with Apple on ad network
  18. Engadget: Splashtop Remote Desktop brings Windows

    PC access to your iphone, iPad, and iPod touch

  19. TUAW: LEGO Harry Potter available for iOS, but iPad requires 4.2
  20. App Advice reviews Trucks and Skulls HD


  1. SuperSite for Windows on Windows @ 25
  2. Engadget: Russia working on a national OS, Linux ‘at end of its life cycle’?
  3. Download Squad: Firefox 4 UI update brings snazzy, new alert pop-ups
  4. Java 7 and 8 begin to take shape: What’s in, what’s out?
  5. Network World: NASA, Google, Microsoft,

    Yahoo!, World Bank team to offer hackathon

  6. C|Net: Quick fix for .NET Framework 4 update glitch
  7. System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 QFE rollup
  8. VMware Workstation for Windows 7.1.3 build 324285
  9. VMware Player 3.13 build 324285
  10. CCEnhancer 2.0
  11. CleanMem 1.6.0


  1. Microsoft: Kinect wasn’t hacked, USB port left open ‘by design’
  2. Fudzilla: Update dropped for Call of Duty: Black Ops (consoles)

    and Carmack to do Kinect title?

  3. Call of Duty: Black Ops (SP) update and multiplayer update released on Steam
  4. Shacknews: Call of Duty: Black Ops – a look in 3D and

    Operation Flashpoint: Red River gets first screenshots, live-action trailer and

    Mortal Kombat trailer features the chillingly devastating moves of Sub-Zero

    and Lord of the Rings expanding with ‘Rise of Isengard‘ in fall 2011

  5. Eurogamer: GT5 installs while played – Sony

    and new clue for next BioWare project

  6. TUAW: Borderlands GOTY edition for Mac gets a release date
  7. Shacknews Weekend Confirmed episode 35
  8. CVG: Is this Xbox 360’s worst ever game?
  9. C|Net: Gaming linked to weapon-carrying in girls?
  10. PC Gamer has 10 top tips from Team Fortress 2 professionals
  11. Left 4 Dead 2 and Team Fortress updates released on Steam
  12. TF2, CS: Source, DoD: Source & HL2: Deathmatch updates released on Steam
  13. Steam’s weekend deal – Sniper: Ghost Warrior at 50% off


  1. AnandTech’s holiday 2010 system builder’s guide
  2. reviews Scan 3XS OC PC system w/ GTX 580 SLI
  3. Techgage looks at upcoming Asus H67 & P67 motherboards
  4. Björn3D reviews Asus Rampage III Extreme
  5. Guru3D reviews Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3 mini-ITX
  6. TweakTown: Putting SATA 3.0 to work with Areca

    ARC-1880i and 256GB Crucial C300 SSDs

  7. WSGF’s AMD Radeon HD 6870 / 6850 – featured review
  8. KitGuru on Asus Xonar Xense audio bundle
  9. Funky Kit reviews Arctic Cooling P321 Professional USB headset
  10. OCC reviews Deepcool N8 notebook cooler
  11. ReviewStash on Corsair Hydro Series H70 CPU cooler
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    • burntham77
    • 9 years ago

    My computer is called BurntHam. It’s just a silly version of my last name.

    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    Deucalion he’s called

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    My PC’s name is Hammerdestroyer “It replaced the my AMD cpu which was claw hammer”

    • Trymor
    • 9 years ago

    Dark Doom, Cool Black, …been ventilated, Sleek Silence.

    Any votes?

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      I vote for the second one.

    • bios_hazard
    • 9 years ago

    I have too many computers. I have started naming them “bios-” followed by some reference as to what they do. (eg bios-server2, bios-mainnode).

    • Flying Fox
    • 9 years ago

    Is it me or is Semiaccurate only up a few hours (may be even less) a day? And usually it is /[

    • just brew it!
    • 9 years ago

    My computers are all named after styles of beer. The primary desktop is Tripel; new file server is IPA (old one was Bock until it was retired recently); web server is Stout; experimental desktop (for screwing around with new Linux distros etc.) is Porter; if I’ve got a pile o’ parts I’m bench testing outside of a case that generally gets named Lambic!

    At work the computer names are really boring. Typically a 1- or 2-letter prefix designating the facility, followed by a sequentially assigned number.

    • Corrado
    • 9 years ago

    My PCs used to all be Volkswagen models. Now I just name them funny things. IE: my 1TB NAS is named ‘boobmeats’ after we saw ATHF:Movie Film for Theaters and Frylok sees meatwad staring at a picture of a bra and he says ‘Have you NEVER seen a bra before?’ and the response is ‘Not with the boobmeats in em’.

    • PainIs4ThaWeak
    • 9 years ago


    • StuG
    • 9 years ago

    My computer is called Sir-Fragsalot

      • bios_hazard
      • 9 years ago

      Oh really? And what do you call your laptop?

        • JoHowdy123
        • 9 years ago

        lil’ Sir-Fragsalot

    • YeuEmMaiMai
    • 9 years ago

    funny how Nvidia knew the same thing regarding it’s mobile chips and no one gives a crap…. and that just haappened within the last few years

      • derFunkenstein
      • 9 years ago

      nVidia worked with the OEMs to actually take care of people in the form of extending warranties. It also didn’t affect nearly as many people as the bad caps.

        • YeuEmMaiMai
        • 9 years ago

        was that before or after they got into trouble and started loosing thei e discrete market share…. I am very thankfull that Nvidia decided to hide their screwup as it allowed me to get a dell with an ATi solution that does not have to be downclocked in order to attempt to save it from a premature death….oh and that lawsuit they had to deal with as a result was because they really cared about the customer…..

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          I lovingly call me computer: “My computer”. It’s romantic. We’re in love.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 9 years ago

          In Apple’s case, the extended warranty was before even a rumbling of a lawsuit, and I’m sure Apple didn’t just come up with it on their own. I know hp had a similar policy based on a dv6000 I had repaired.

            • YeuEmMaiMai
            • 9 years ago

            lol keep trying to paint Nvidia in a positive light lol… as for Apple it prolly went something like this:

            Steve Jobs: “Hey Nvidia, you got a crappy GPU that is causing our product to fail at an unacceptable rate, you better fix it or I will personally fuck you in the ass”

            Nvidia: :Scared: “Yessir, right away Mr Apple”

    • HurgyMcGurgyGurg
    • 9 years ago

    I shall call him squishy and he shall be mine and he shall be my squishy.

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago


    who names material objects, seriously?!?!?

    Image engineers did that for buildings and stuff, ok beam carl gets bolted to post steve, which is anchored to gordon the concrete block


      • FuturePastNow
      • 9 years ago

      People who want to tell them apart from a list of DHCP clients.

      • yogibbear
      • 9 years ago

      Actually engineers do name stuff. Every bridge/building/oil platform etc. etc. all have dumb names… (usually after some obscure god that did something nasty)

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 years ago

        Isn’t it usually the architect who names these things? The structural engineers probably just called it their ‘paycheck’.

        • anotherengineer
        • 9 years ago

        Not really. Bridges are typically named after the river they cross, buildings are named by the owner and can change names when the owner changes. Jobs usually just get a project #

          • Trymor
          • 9 years ago

          Chip code names, platform names, feeling people, the list goes on…

      • Sargent Duck
      • 9 years ago

      People name their boats all the time, no one raises an eyebrow at that.

      My current computer’s name is Corey, because it has a Core processor instead it (Core 2 duo)

        • ClickClick5
        • 9 years ago

        Mine is named PI.

        aka, Project Intel

        Before PI was Master Control. :p

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    I dub thee, “Laharl”

    Our network’s residence are all Disgaea characters. Back when we had 2 Macs and 2 PCs, it was Laharl and DarkAdonis and Etna and Flonne for my wife. Now it’s just Laharl and Etna, two Windows PCs just tryin’ to make it in this tough Netherworld..

      • Krogoth
      • 9 years ago

      Prism Rangers override!

    • FuturePastNow
    • 9 years ago

    Ah, Dell failures. The bad caps debacle continues to make news, 5-6 years on.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    So Nvidia has their dual-GF110 card ready to go, but they’re going to hold it back until after AMD releases their dual-chip card, so that they can tweak it if needed to be faster.

    Let me guess: this is what Jen-Hsun Huang meant when he said Nvidia would be “the segment leader”. The chicken-shot leader, more like.

      • Farting Bob
      • 9 years ago

      I think they are just waiting to see AMD’s highest offering, then likely lower the 580 by a few dollars to fit in the dual-chip. Because they know they cant release a >$600 GPU right now, it would be just stupid and get crushed in reviews no matter how fast it was.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago

    mine is *$*#@*!!!!

    • FuturePastNow
    • 9 years ago

    My computers are all named after Star Trek starships.

      • Saribro
      • 9 years ago

      I considered that, but decided against it in the end. Now I have Neptune as my router’s name, and all systems are named after it’s moons. Currently orbiting are: Nereid, Proteus, Despina, Galatea.

      • CasbahBoy
      • 9 years ago

      Still rocking the Warhammer 40k Chaos gods here. Since adding another host to the network recently I’ve renamed the router EyeOfTerror.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 9 years ago

      I used the shuttlecraft names from the original series a long time ago. I’ve been using a Camelot theme for the past several years. In between, there were others, including Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    • PopcornMachine
    • 9 years ago

    My computer is named “Blue Vulcan”.

    • urbain
    • 9 years ago

    My PC’s name is ATINFRNO

    • Goty
    • 9 years ago



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