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Message 1031904 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 20:10:39 UTC

Hey all, Mark did an awesome job with the fundraiser for the new server...Now lets all show Mark our support by asking Eric to name the new server Oscar in honor of Marks Kitty....

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Message 1031915 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 20:46:29 UTC

A few years back, SetiUSA (my former team) raised a significant amount of $ (over $6k I believe) and they were not allowed to request the naming of a server.

Before we go through all this voting--can we have some confirmation (by posting in this thread) from Eric himself as to whether this will or will not be allowed.


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Message 1031918 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:02:45 UTC - in response to Message 1031915.  

A few years back, SetiUSA (my former team) raised a significant amount of $ (over $6k I believe) and they were not allowed to request the naming of a server.

Before we go through all this voting--can we have some confirmation (by posting in this thread) from Eric himself as to whether this will or will not be allowed.

I believe the point is to create a fiat before there can be objection.


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Message 1031919 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:05:32 UTC

a fiat?
those cars suck!
they are the most suckiest cars on the planet.
they not only suck...they bought Chrysler...
so now they'll really suck!!
suck suck suckity suck even!

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Message 1031921 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:17:29 UTC

To vote we need something to vote on:

Mark's choice
Matt's choice
Jeff's choice
Eric's choice
Angela's choice
Janice's choice


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Message 1031930 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:33:00 UTC

I vote Oscar :)

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Message 1031937 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:44:53 UTC

i'm betting Jack Nicholson will be on the front row....
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Message 1031941 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 21:51:13 UTC

Oscar works for me!

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Message 1031950 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 22:04:57 UTC

I personally believe we can request anything. And they can say no.

I have no problem with Oscar. Lab might feel differently.

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Message 1031952 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 22:13:48 UTC

Same here, Oscar works for Me too, Although If Eric could please chime in on this, It would be appreciated.

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Message 1031983 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 23:23:56 UTC

Clairification: I have no issue with it being called Oscar-I agree with it. Just wonder if it's worth it if we know Eric isn't even going to acceed to our wishes.


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Message 1031994 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 23:43:14 UTC - in response to Message 1031983.  

Clairification: I have no issue with it being called Oscar-I agree with it. Just wonder if it's worth it if we know Eric isn't even going to acceed to our wishes.


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Message 1031996 - Posted: 8 Sep 2010, 23:44:36 UTC - in response to Message 1031983.  

Clairification: I have no issue with it being called Oscar-I agree with it. Just wonder if it's worth it if we know Eric isn't even going to acceed to our wishes.


Eric will do what deems to be right for him I guess :)

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Message 1032002 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:01:28 UTC

Oscar works for me.

And forget Eric making the decisions, we all know who wears the pants in that family. What do ya think, Angela?
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Message 1032003 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:03:31 UTC - in response to Message 1031996.  

Hi Blurf,

I don't recall the prior request and what the name was, so you might have to remind me. I do know that we did name one server based upon donor request (bruno was a request, I believe, and perhaps ptolemy was as well). I think we had also named a NAS box on the request of the donor, but that name was only visible internally.

I don't see any reason that we would deny this request, but I haven't discussed it with Matt and Jeff (who is out sick today). But after Oscar, will we be naming future machines after Six-million Dollar Man characters or Sesame Street characters?

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Message 1032004 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:05:33 UTC

or Frank Drake....maybe...since he more or less started this...
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Message 1032005 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:05:36 UTC

Guess it can't hurt to voice our opinions. I think Oscar would make a fine name.


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Message 1032007 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:16:16 UTC - in response to Message 1032003.  
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Oscar fits right in then. Not only Mark's deceased cat but also the name of a Sesame Street character and I think it might have been The six-million Dollar Man's boss. It's been too long since I've seen that show, I can't really remember for sure.


Oscar Goldman, the Director of the OSI (played by Richard Anderson).


Hey, I was right for a change!! :-)


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Message 1032008 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:23:59 UTC

And there is always Oscar Mayer.
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Message 1032009 - Posted: 9 Sep 2010, 0:24:40 UTC - in response to Message 1032003.  
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Hi Blurf,

I don't recall the prior request and what the name was, so you might have to remind me. I do know that we did name one server based upon donor request (bruno was a request, I believe, and perhaps ptolemy was as well). I think we had also named a NAS box on the request of the donor, but that name was only visible internally.

I don't see any reason that we would deny this request, but I haven't discussed it with Matt and Jeff (who is out sick today). But after Oscar, will we be naming future machines after Six-million Dollar Man characters or Sesame Street characters?

Eric


Eric-thanks for chiming in. I don't remember the specifics and I no longer have access to the Setiusa boards to reread the discussion. I really personally didn't have a concern but I know the Team Owner emailed you and you flat-out said no. That much I remember.


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