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What's your username?

Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:29 AM

We haven't done this in a while, but I always enjoy the stories.


skyhawk133 is my old CB handle. The 133 is every other number on the serial number of my base station CB radio and I would use it when "talking skip" which is where you bounce your signal off the ionosphere and down to another state thousands of miles away.

The skyhawk part was given to me by a friend who knew my favorite bird is the hawk.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:31 AM

^^ I like wolves and I'm a programmer~
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

Mine is very boring. It's the first letter of my first name plus my last name.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 12 Feb, 2008 - 10:29 AM, said:

skyhawk133 is my old CB handle.

This is bow-peep to lost sheep, ya'll got yer' ears on?
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

I am Amit [Sanskrit Word] which means The Infinity. So that becomes my username ATI - AmitTheInfinity.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

Its been a handle I have used since I been around computers. Started out for my love of the Yankees and Chiefs, nykc (usually pronounced nikes) is more like a milestone in life. Now You Know Computers.

I am the Jack of all trades, Master of NONE!
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:39 AM

it is my X-box live tag that came from a old tag that i had. (your ulgy mom)
that tag i still around but is know as holden117.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:46 AM

I use this when playing Age Of Empires.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:54 AM

I use Amadeus on most boards - taken from Mozart, because I used to egotistically consider myself a prodigy as well.

I use codesurfer when I can't get Amadeus.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:56 AM

i'm just kinda neat mostly, that is reflected.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 10:56 AM

Coal is what I use on most boards and originally it was the first thing that came to mind that catches on fire. Go figure that I didn't think of wood.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:06 AM

Nayana is Sanskrit, and means "Eye". I was given this nickname when I worked at an Internet cafe + cornerstore, and spotted trouble before it happened. Whenever trouble occured I always knew who was behind it, so I got called "the Eye" and not long after that changed to "Nayana".

Even now I get dragged to business meetings, because I can almost always spot who is honest and who is not.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:17 AM

As a kid growing up my parents called my Jay, as a nickname. I tacked on "man" when the internet arrived back in the mid-90's, since then I have discovered that "jayman" is a pretty popular user name and can be quite difficult to get these days. As a result, I ultimately added 9 to the end to be able to continue using it. Now even that is getting very hard to get when I create new accounts.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:42 AM

old CB handle was given by freinds when i lived in the wilderness.

CB=local phone

lived thei 6 years.
hunted with a bow.
mined gold and traded to local store for supply's.

wasent many in range, got a liniar amp and go top one the hills.
about 5 of us.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 11:51 AM

My name is Markus, Mark for short sometimes. People call me Marko to be cute, and when I was like 13 I thought putting a DaGeek at the end was cool, like "The Geek".

Mark The Geek, MarkoDaGeek... Hilarious.

Not really, but it stuck, and it's original.
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