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8th Jul '17 9:21:27 PM DarkHunter
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* ''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.
17th Jun '17 10:12:40 AM nombretomado
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* '''"Automatic Computer" names''': A theme literally as old as ENIAC and popularized by Univac. Mostly a ForgottenTrope outside of {{Retraux}} works. [[note]][[Creator/IsaacAsimov Multivac]], ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, KurtVonnegut's EPICAC[[/note]]

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* '''"Automatic Computer" names''': A theme literally as old as ENIAC and popularized by Univac. Mostly a ForgottenTrope outside of {{Retraux}} works. [[note]][[Creator/IsaacAsimov Multivac]], ComicBook/{{Brainiac}}, KurtVonnegut's Creator/KurtVonnegut's EPICAC[[/note]]
12th Apr '17 8:47:28 AM Mooncalf
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* The Swedish comic ''James Hund'' had the sentient computer Kurt during one story. When a reporter asked its maker what the name stood for, the scientist replied that it didn't stand for anything; he'd just named it Kurt. After his pet budgie.
30th Jan '17 12:59:04 PM igordebraga
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* ''Film/IronMan'' has several robots with names from Dummy and Butterfingers to JARVIS.
* WOPR is the name of the military supercomputer in ''Film/WarGames'', standing for War Operation Plan Response. It was intended by the writers to be a more amusing name than that of NORAD's real-life SIOP (Single Integrated Operation Plan), although SIOP was a series of documents rather than a computer.

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* ''Film/IronMan'' has several In the ''Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse'', Film/IronMan names his A.I.s (first JARVIS and then FRIDAY, both of whom are FunWithAcronyms examples), his lab robots with (Dummy and Butterfingers), and at times even gives nicknames to his armors, who also have technical "Mark-*" names from Dummy and Butterfingers to JARVIS.
(in ''Film/IronMan3'', for instance, [[http://marvelcinematicuniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Iron_Man_Armor:_Mark_XXXVIII the heavy lifting Mark XXXVIII]] is "Igor"; in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', the Hulkbuster - or more specifically, its delivery satellite - is "Veronica").
* WOPR is the name of the military supercomputer in ''Film/WarGames'', standing for War Operation Plan Response. It was intended by the writers to be a more amusing name (reminiscent of "Whopper") than that of NORAD's real-life SIOP (Single Integrated Operation Plan), although SIOP was a series of documents rather than a computer.
18th Jan '17 7:46:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The real-life [[CthulhuMythos Shub-Internet]] was named after a joke in the JargonFile and operated as a server in the Pentagon for a number of years. Obviously a very silly name without meaning, relating to the Internet's origins as a US Defense Department project.

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* The real-life [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Shub-Internet]] was named after a joke in the JargonFile and operated as a server in the Pentagon for a number of years. Obviously a very silly name without meaning, relating to the Internet's origins as a US Defense Department project.



* {{Reddit}} allows users to name its servers if the user purchased Reddit Gold on a day Reddit hit its Reddit Gold goal. The names tend to reference pop-culture, recent news, memes, or puns.

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* {{Reddit}} Website/{{Reddit}} allows users to name its servers if the user purchased Reddit Gold on a day Reddit hit its Reddit Gold goal. The names tend to reference pop-culture, recent news, memes, or puns.
10th Nov '16 12:07:17 PM toolenduso
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* Played with in ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'': Throughout the run of Strong Bad Emails, Strong Bad goes through a series of computers whose official names are deliberately uncreative [[ShapedLikeItself descriptions of themselves]] like "Compy" the desktop computer and "Lappy" the laptop.
27th Oct '16 2:19:31 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': The AI you interacts with is called "Tom", which stands for "Technical Operations Machine". At one point Tom claims it has a twin AI called "Michael" the ISA uses for testing.

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* ''VideoGame/TheTuringTest'': The AI you interacts with is called "Tom", "TOM", which stands for "Technical Operations Machine". At one point Tom TOM claims it has a twin AI called "Michael" the ISA uses for testing.
5th Oct '16 2:15:45 AM Elfkaiser
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}''

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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}''''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}'':
5th Oct '16 2:01:36 AM Elfkaiser
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* From ''VideoGame/{{Battleborn}}''
** ISIC's name is derived from him originally being an [=I/O=] system integration and coordination subroutine within Minion Robotics.
** The supreme AI that once kept all the Magnuses as well as much of the LLC's systems in top working condition is named after the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta Magna Carta]].
** MINREC's name comes from being a '''MIN'''eral '''REC'''lamation Magnus in charge of recycling facilities.
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