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General Chat Thread, Where did your username come from? in General; Originally Posted by tmcd35 That's interesting, I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do! ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    That's interesting, I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do! However, I can't disclose it here as I use it for other things - It'd be a security risk
    I remember my one too

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    In a rather ironic twist I decided to go with something other than my usual nic because I wanted to be able to let loose occasionally without too great a fear of a colleague or client finding said comments and reaching that great mathematical equation of 2+2 and getting it right... but then again, they're not that good

    Anyhoo... rather boringly this nic came out of my predilection for tinkering with inkjet printers and making them work far longer than Epson or any other money grubbing corporate scumbucket thought "fair" or "reasonable"... I guess you could call me the Robin Hood of the Inkjet world.

    Yeah, I know... boring but heck the story is better at least

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    I'm not 100% sure how I ended up with mine. Many years ago when I was a wee lad everyone at school would call you by your surname (which proved a problem as my twin brother was at school with me)
    Someone decided to change my surname around a little and somehow came up with baccy. Couple of years later the net bit was added as I joined the wonders of t'internet.

    No I'm not a keen gardener of certain smokeable plants, nor do I smoke myself so I'm not sure why they came to that name!
    The things you have to remeber these days.....

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    Vegas - where I won oodles of cash and slept with show girls......sounds a lot better than the truth - my hockey team mates gave me the name for god knows what reason!!

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    Mis-spelled (deliberately) French comic book artist. Read one years ago...loved it...been using it ever since

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyDejaVu View Post
    my nick has been the same since I started using the Internet 12+ years ago, I use it because of two reasons, firstly (obviously) because Lots of premonitions happen to me on a very regular basis, and secondly because its the name of a song from my favorite group, Ace Of Base.

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    Hope everything is well!
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    Mine came from our dog that passed away a few years back. His name was Joe but sometimes we called him Bo hence Jobos

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    Not quite a uni number, but I remember my Cable & Wireless dialup username from 10 years ago... m053ry00@cwcom.net

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    It was what I named my first work computer (due to an old joke from army days and a cat called bubbles) and when I went onto usenet and IRC the clients I used pulled the machine name as my nick and it stuck. IRC truncated it a bit so I am known as GDook (pronounced gidook) in some places or simply 'Dook.

    I have used it so often now that it is interchangeable with my name, even on some professional communities. Heck, people don't recognise me without my face being painted now either!

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    Mine comes from my old job title of Systems Manager and the fact I'm from MK

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    That's interesting, I wonder how many others have instant recall on their uni number? I do! However, I can't disclose it here as I use it for other things - It'd be a security risk
    I do; but I'm cheating a wee bit as I'm halfway through a degree at the moment :P.

    Err, I'm a chap, and when techie-ing I spend a lot of time on the helldesk. I could have used a couple of other usernames, but prefer a tiny bit of anonymity .

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    Cool

    Back in the early 90's when bands from manchester could be heard in every college. I met a very lovely group of girls who thought i was Bez from the Happy Mondays, it was such a memorable day that i took up the nickname and have been using it ever since.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonk View Post
    I acquired the 'Gonk' name when I was in school.

    One of my friends decided that I needed a nickname. It was all that he could come up with in 30 seconds.... it stuck

    Aparently, Gonk was also a Power Droid in Star Wars... Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonk
    And a popular (usually homemade) cuddly toy in the 1960s

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    Not home made to me, this is a gonk!
    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...0example13.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Not home made to me, this is a gonk!
    http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:...0example13.jpg
    Agree whole-heartedly... that is definitely a gonk as I know it.

    Very popular in the playground at primary schools about 35 *cough* years ago

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