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25th May '18 11:49:53 PM BreadBull
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->"It's called the '''[[AC: Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator]]'''. Or, for short - the ''[[NoPronunciationGuide "flihsivdefuhr"]]''.

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->"It's called the '''[[AC: Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator]]'''. Or, for short - the ''[[NoPronunciationGuide ''[[TheUnpronounceable "flihsivdefuhr"]]''.
18th May '18 6:47:40 PM MarqFJA
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''Manga/DetectiveConan'': One of the characters from the Night Baron Murder Case has named his laptop „Satomi“, the name of his late mother, and he treats his laptop like his girlfriend. Conan is creeped out by this.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': One of the characters from the Night Baron Murder Case has named his laptop „Satomi“, the name of his late mother, and he treats his laptop like his girlfriend. Conan is creeped out by this.
5th May '18 9:25:12 AM JackG
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* ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''. The Great Calculator (originally the [[DeusEstMachina 2-X Machina]]) is a ZeeRust MasterComputer that runs the entire solar system.
9th Apr '18 4:57:41 AM MajinAkuma
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': The three NERV mainframes are called Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar after the [[Literature/TheBible Three Wise Men]].

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\n''Manga/DetectiveConan'': One of the characters from the Night Baron Murder Case has named his laptop „Satomi“, the name of his late mother, and he treats his laptop like his girlfriend. Conan is creeped out by this.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': The three NERV mainframes are called Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar Balthasar, after the [[Literature/TheBible Three Wise Men]].
27th Dec '17 3:03:45 AM JackG
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* Series/BlakesSeven gave us Orac[[note]]a stand-alone super computer that could be carried around[[/note]], Zen [[note]]the central computer on ''The Liberator''[[/note]] and Slave[[note]]the central computer on ''Scorpio''[[/note]]. In this case they were {{Meaningful Name}}s -- Orac was (though [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness only in its introductory episode]]) an oracle, extrapolating future events from the data it collected. The alien computer Zen was presented as a keeper of mysterious knowledge. Slave had been programmed with a cringing subservient personality.

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* Series/BlakesSeven gave us Orac[[note]]a stand-alone super computer that could be carried around[[/note]], Zen [[note]]the central computer on ''The Liberator''[[/note]] and Slave[[note]]the central computer on ''Scorpio''[[/note]]. In this case they were {{Meaningful Name}}s -- Orac was (though [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness only in its introductory episode]]) an oracle, extrapolating future events from the data it collected. The alien computer Zen was presented as a keeper of mysterious keeper of knowledge. Slave had been programmed with a cringing subservient personality.
27th Dec '17 3:02:47 AM JackG
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* Series/BlakesSeven gave us Orac[[note]]a stand-alone super computer that could be carried around[[/note]], Zen [[note]]the central computer on ''The Liberator''[[/note]] and Slave[[note]]the central computer on ''Scorpio''[[/note]].

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* Series/BlakesSeven gave us Orac[[note]]a stand-alone super computer that could be carried around[[/note]], Zen [[note]]the central computer on ''The Liberator''[[/note]] and Slave[[note]]the central computer on ''Scorpio''[[/note]]. In this case they were {{Meaningful Name}}s -- Orac was (though [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness only in its introductory episode]]) an oracle, extrapolating future events from the data it collected. The alien computer Zen was presented as a keeper of mysterious knowledge. Slave had been programmed with a cringing subservient personality.
4th Nov '17 1:38:16 AM RedScharlach
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* '''Human Names''' - used both as a source of ironic humor and as a way to indicate that an AI is truely sapient. Often overlaps with the Acronym convention.

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* '''Human Names''' - used both as a source of ironic humor and as a way to indicate that an AI is truely truly sapient. Often overlaps with the Acronym convention.



* '''Names based off of the type of computer'''- essentially the modern form of the "Automatic Computer" name. For instance, Texas Tech's primary supercomputer is based on a Beowulf Cluster Stucture, and so was named Hrothgar after the king in Beowulf.

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* '''Names based off of the type of computer'''- essentially the modern form of the "Automatic Computer" name. For instance, Texas Tech's primary supercomputer is based on a Beowulf Cluster Stucture, Structure, and so was named Hrothgar after the king in Beowulf.



** Not many people remember, but his proper factory name was '''SAINT''' Number 5. SAINT standing for: Strategic Artifically Intelligent Nuclear Transport.

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** Not many people remember, but his proper factory name was '''SAINT''' Number 5. SAINT standing for: Strategic Artifically Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport.



* Hex, the ClockPunk MagiTek computer of Unseen University in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. In RealLife, it's a play on "hex", meaning spell, and "hexidecimal". InUniverse, it seems to have that name because that's the sort of name a computer should have, and much of Hex's construction was based on this principle, even if the wizards didn't know ''why'', or even what a computer ''was''.
* While ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' only has one computer, he's given several names; first Allied Mastercomputer, then Adaptive Manipulator, then Aggresive Menance. Finally, it calls itself AM; I think, therefore I AM.

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* Hex, the ClockPunk MagiTek computer of Unseen University in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novels. In RealLife, it's a play on "hex", meaning spell, and "hexidecimal"."hexadecimal". InUniverse, it seems to have that name because that's the sort of name a computer should have, and much of Hex's construction was based on this principle, even if the wizards didn't know ''why'', or even what a computer ''was''.
* While ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'' only has one computer, he's given several names; first Allied Mastercomputer, then Adaptive Manipulator, then Aggresive Menance.Aggressive Menace. Finally, it calls itself AM; I think, therefore I AM.
1st Oct '17 6:55:14 AM ApeAccount
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* Series/BlakesSeven gave us Orac[[note]]a stand-alone super computer that could be carried around[[/note]], Zen [[note]]the central computer on ''The Liberator''[[/note]] and Slave[[note]]the central computer on ''Scorpio''[[/note]].
8th Jul '17 9:21:27 PM DarkHunter
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[[folder: Fan Fiction]]
* ''FanFic/OnTheShouldersOfGiants'', a ''Franchise/MassEffect'' fic, almost universally employs name without meaning, ranging from fanciful to [[ShoutOut historically significant]] to indistinguishable from an organic being's given name.
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8th Jul '17 9:20:40 PM DarkHunter
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** Speaking of ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''FanFic/OnTheShouldersOfGiants'' almost universally employs name without meaning, ranging from fanciful to [[ShoutOut historically significant]] to indistinguishable from an organic being's given name.

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** Speaking of ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''FanFic/OnTheShouldersOfGiants'' almost universally employs In ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'', the local AI is named SAM (Simulative Adaptive Matrix). The name without meaning, ranging from fanciful isn't unique to [[ShoutOut historically significant]] that AI: each of the five arks had a SAM on board, referred to indistinguishable from an organic being's given name.as such.
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