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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.
23rd Sep '16 4:11:41 AM 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.
15th Sep '16 4:57:14 AM Korodzik
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* ''First Universal Cybernetic-Kinetic Ultramicro-Programmer'' or [[FunWithAcronyms FUCKUP]] in {{Literature/Illuminatus}}.
* 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.
* Creator/RALafferty has the recurring character of Epiktistes the Ktistec Machine.



* ''First Universal Cybernetic-Kinetic Ultramicro-Programmer'' or [[FunWithAcronyms FUCKUP]] in {{Literature/Illuminatus}}.
* 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.
* RA Lafferty has the recurring character of Epiktistes the Ktistec Machine.



* Albums by the band Big Black credited their TR-606 drum machine as a member of the band named "Roland." Later when the bass player quit to enter law school the band's press release stated the band was breaking up because Roland quit due to "creative differences."

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* Albums by the band Big Black Music/BigBlack credited their TR-606 drum machine as a member of the band named "Roland." Later when the bass player quit to enter law school the band's press release stated the band was breaking up because Roland quit due to "creative differences."



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21st Aug '16 4:50:56 AM Morgenthaler
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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 '''[[AC: Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator]]'''. Or, for short - the ''[[NoPronunciationGuide "flihsivdefuhr"]]''.



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21st Aug '16 4:37:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''[[FunWithAcronyms Acronyms]]''': By use of {{Shoehorned First Letter}}s if necessary.[[note]][[AC:[[TwoThousandOne Heuristically programmed [=ALgorithmic=] computer 9000]], [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System]]]][[/note]]

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8th Aug '16 11:48:04 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' uses a mixture: UNSC [=AIs=] mostly have either regular names like Serina and/or history/mythology-themed ones like Cortana, named after the sword of Holger the Dane from ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'' (thus also a nod to ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'''s Durandal). Forerunner [=AIs=] all have slightly conceptual "adjective + noun" names like Guilty Spark and Mendicant Bias.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' uses a mixture: UNSC [=AIs=] mostly have either regular names like Serina and/or history/mythology-themed ones like Cortana, named after the sword of Holger the Dane from ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'' (thus also a nod to ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'''s Durandal). Forerunner [=AIs=] all have slightly conceptual somewhat abstract "adjective + noun" names like Guilty Spark and Mendicant Bias.
8th Aug '16 11:47:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' uses a mixture of names without meaning and mundane names -- UNSC [=AIs=] often have historical or mythological-themed names, with Cortana being named after the sword of Holger the Dane from ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'' (thus a nod to ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'''s Durandal), but the Forerunner [=AIs=] have "adjective + noun" names like Guilty Spark and Mendicant Bias.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' uses a mixture of names without meaning and mundane names -- mixture: UNSC [=AIs=] often mostly have historical or mythological-themed names, with Cortana being either regular names like Serina and/or history/mythology-themed ones like Cortana, named after the sword of Holger the Dane from ''Literature/TheSongOfRoland'' (thus also a nod to ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'''s Durandal), but the Durandal). Forerunner [=AIs=] all have slightly conceptual "adjective + noun" names like Guilty Spark and Mendicant Bias.
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