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Message 857970 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 5:34:34 UTC
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I finally got my Sith name. Unfortunately, it's Darth Flammable.

I was hoping my Master would break with tradition and give me a decent name. I guess not.

Way back in the days of Darth Bane, a Sith Lord's name just needed to sound menacing. And that tradition carried forth through to the most famous of the Sith Lords, Darth Sidious. After a couple of disappointing students, Lord Sidious decided that the formula used for his name was best, and thus Lord Vader was born.

Following the tragedy at Endor, the Sith Lords decided to follow this new process of dropping a prefix when generating new names. But given the tragic end of Darth Plosion and the embarrassment that was Darth Hibitionist, they eventually decided that only the prefix "in-" need apply.

For a while it worked. Darth Visible worked his clever plans without interference, and no jail could hold Darth Nocent. But despite those early successes, no one was sure what Darth Coherent was talking about. And Darth Continent left nothing but a mess in his wake. To quote Yoda (that $#&*%@!) Darth Complete never finished what he began. We won't even mention Darth Ept.

I was hoping for Darth Comparable or Darth Genious, but no, I get stuck with Darth Flammable. I guess I need to give up smoking and stay away from gas stations. I'll need to develop a form of light saber that isn't capable of burning holes in things. That kind of defeats the purpose.

If I survive to have apprentices of my own, I'm going to go back to the old style naming conventions. Darth Flammable... But then again, what should I expect from a Master named Darth Competent.
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Message 857990 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 6:29:34 UTC - in response to Message 857970.

Well don't get too complacent with your new title. If you piss too many people off with your Dark Side powers, someone might end up shooting a torpedo through Arecibo's thermal exhaust port to teach you a lesson.
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Message 858008 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 7:16:40 UTC - in response to Message 857990.

Is that before, or after the array shuts down due to lack of funding? :(

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Message 858115 - Posted: 26 Jan 2009, 15:56:46 UTC

Now I understand how Darth Edible survived many years of living with the canibals.

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Message 858491 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 5:52:49 UTC

Ah! Now I know why Darth Accessible never returns my calls while Darth Cessant simply will not leave me alone!

Your loving wife,
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Message 858539 - Posted: 27 Jan 2009, 10:11:05 UTC

I hope Darth Valid doesn't visit any of us.

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Message 858805 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 4:53:47 UTC - in response to Message 858505.

I'm tempted to say that "Darth" means "Not".

But how would "Darth Sane" translate then?
Though "not flammable" is a "Good Thing".




Actually, it took me a while to get that one too... Inflammable actually means flammable. It is a tricky one, and probably why Eric chose it as his Sith Name.

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Message 858900 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 13:12:55 UTC - in response to Message 858805.

I'm tempted to say that "Darth" means "Not".

But how would "Darth Sane" translate then?
Though "not flammable" is a "Good Thing".




Actually, it took me a while to get that one too... Inflammable actually means flammable. It is a tricky one, and probably why Eric chose it as his Sith Name.


Well, he best be careful lest he get 'Flamed'.

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Message 858910 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 13:56:22 UTC - in response to Message 858900.

I'm tempted to say that "Darth" means "Not".

But how would "Darth Sane" translate then?
Though "not flammable" is a "Good Thing".




Actually, it took me a while to get that one too... Inflammable actually means flammable. It is a tricky one, and probably why Eric chose it as his Sith Name.


Well, he best be careful lest he get 'Flamed'.



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Message 858942 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 16:45:11 UTC

Why is this Task ID/work unit still pending? It's been a month. Does anyone know where to send this question?
1127781120 397626163 20 Jan 2009 13:55:10 UTC 28 Jan 2009 3:07:14 UTC Over Success Done 322,543.00 787.22 pending

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Message 858951 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 17:31:01 UTC - in response to Message 858942.

Why is this Task ID/work unit still pending? It's been a month. Does anyone know where to send this question?
1127781120 397626163 20 Jan 2009 13:55:10 UTC 28 Jan 2009 3:07:14 UTC Over Success Done 322,543.00 787.22 pending

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. . . Berkeley's needs to Validate that one for You & Your Wingman


> patience . . . [?]


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Message 859060 - Posted: 28 Jan 2009, 22:31:23 UTC



. . . To Mindwalk46 - see this here: ap_validate - bruno - Not Running <--- click me

> again: patience is the Key

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Message 859322 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 14:13:59 UTC - in response to Message 858942.

Why is this Task ID/work unit still pending? It's been a month. Does anyone know where to send this question?
1127781120 397626163 20 Jan 2009 13:55:10 UTC 28 Jan 2009 3:07:14 UTC Over Success Done 322,543.00 787.22 pending

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The Number Crunching Forum is the right place to find most of the answers. :)
You find it here
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Message 859325 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 14:38:10 UTC

I wonder if Eric didn't mention Darth Bred because it was taboo.

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Message 859329 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 14:51:27 UTC - in response to Message 859325.



I wonder if Eric didn't mention Darth Bred because it was taboo.


. . . most likely - and no mentions of Darth Sinuating nor Darth Valid

. . . sniCkr'n aloong w/ the servers '))


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Message 859339 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 15:14:50 UTC




. . . btw [oh boy ;)] - sith geek isn't defined yet - Add a definition

rotflmao . . .


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Message 859344 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 15:26:12 UTC - in response to Message 859329.

OK, I'll just have another drink with Darth Toxicated then.

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Message 859366 - Posted: 29 Jan 2009, 16:50:27 UTC

You have all apparently spent time studying under the tutilage of Darth Solant. Darth Fluenza is not amused, but he's too busy slagging off Darth Experienced dor spending too much time with Dath Ternet.

Noone has seen or heard of Darth Trovert since the school days.

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Message 859738 - Posted: 30 Jan 2009, 13:52:03 UTC - in response to Message 857970.

Way back in the days of Darth Bane, a Sith Lord's name just needed to sound menacing. And that tradition carried forth through to the most famous of the Sith Lords, Darth Sidious. After a couple of disappointing students, Lord Sidious decided that the formula used for his name was best, and thus Lord Vader was born.

Following the tragedy at Endor, the Sith Lords decided to follow this new process of dropping a prefix when generating new names. But given the tragic end of Darth Plosion and the embarrassment that was Darth Hibitionist, they eventually decided that only the prefix "in-" need apply.


Eric,

I have been doing some research into the Sith Lord naming tradition, and have uncovered an interesting document written by Darth Pector with the assistance of Darth Vestigator.

Apparently not all Sith lords agreed with the exclusive use of the "in-" prefix.

Darth Tension decided to covertly carry on naming his students with his own "ex-" prefix in his own little enclave.

Darth Terminate became an ideal warrior. Another three became masters themselves - Darth Cellent, Darth Act and Darth Pert.

Unfortunately that was the turning point. Darth Treme and Darth Cite joined forces, then went out of control. Darth Pletive was too foulmouthed.

Then another three were ejected - Darth Communicate, Darth Pel and Darth Clude.

The end came when Darth Travagant and Darth Pensive sent the enclave into bankruptcy, and Darth On Valdez caused a major environmental catastrophe.

One last doomed attempt to breathe life back into the tradition was made by Darth Cavate and Darth Hume, but of couse it failed.

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I also discovered that the ancient Sith named co-joined twins with the same name but different prefix's.

One example was Darth Trovert & Darth Trovert, who were successfully separated and went their own ways.

Another was Darth Hale & Darth Hale, who couldn't be separated for medical reasons.

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