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Old 08-19-07, 11:31 PM
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Explain your handle

Ok, I'll start (ladies, sorry for the repeat from the Women's forum):

See my avatar, several people have independently told me that she reminds them of me. (Or is it the other way around?)

One time when I was on an extended business trip, a friend at work left this side-by-side comparison on my office door...
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Old 08-19-07, 11:38 PM
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when I registered a couple weeks ago it was during all the Bonds hype surpassing Hammern Hank record.
I made a slight change since my name is Frank.
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Old 08-19-07, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by msincredible View Post
Ok, I'll start (ladies, sorry for the repeat from the Women's forum):

See my avatar, several people have independently told me that she reminds them of me. (Or is it the other way around?)

One time when I was on an extended business trip, a friend at work left this side-by-side comparison on my office door...
Uncanny!!!

Blast Radius is/was my avatar in Quake way back when. I was pretty good with the rocket launcher and scored many frags with its blast radius. It's also a play on macho game protagonists like Duke Nukem, Serious Sam, etc.
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Old 08-19-07, 11:43 PM
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Mine may sound pretty lame ... Engineer ... Cycling, which means spinning ... so spinning engineer ... spingineer
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Old 08-19-07, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Mine may sound pretty lame ... Engineer ... Cycling, which means spinning ... so spinning engineer ... spingineer
ooooohhh...so it has nothing to with getting the spins while drinking gin.
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Old 08-19-07, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hammern_frank View Post
ooooohhh...so it has nothing to with getting the spins while drinking gin.
haha ... I should have used that!
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Old 08-20-07, 12:50 AM
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It originally was Siu Blue.

Siu is my first name.
Blue is my bike's name.

Then I changed it to Siu Blue Wind.
Wind is my other bike's name.

If I kept going it would be Siu Blue Wind Serenity Tien Zzzip Angelilly.

But I didn't think Brian would like that.
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Old 08-20-07, 12:56 AM
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Tsunam...

Shortened form of Tsunami (as even back in the mid 1990's there were quite a few people going by tsunami). So I dropped a letter off of it and have used it ever since. Ever since I was a kid I loved the ocean/water so a nickname associated with water...was just fitting. Yes I've used this nick for well over a decade.
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Old 08-20-07, 08:40 AM
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Mine's simple and boring... first name then last initial.
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Old 08-20-07, 08:42 AM
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I'm into sports cars
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Old 08-20-07, 08:50 AM
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I'm into sports cars
No one drives 55, unless they are in traffic.
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Old 08-20-07, 08:57 AM
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Lots of traffic in the Bay Area
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Old 08-20-07, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
No one drives 55, unless they are in traffic.
I started driving when the speed limit was 55. I don't know how they did it then. "cantdrv55" must be a Sammy Hagar reference.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:29 AM
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Mine are love handles, but I'm trying to lose those.

Oh, that handle - first name, first initial of last name plus some random numbers since there seems to be another jonathanb out there.

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Old 08-20-07, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by alainp View Post
I started driving when the speed limit was 55. I don't know how they did it then. "cantdrv55" must be a Sammy Hagar reference.
Thanks! I couldn't remember who sang that song but I knew it came out in the '80s.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cantdrv55 View Post
Thanks! I couldn't remember who sang that song but I knew it came out in the '80s.
I thought your name meant you always drive so fast 55 is too slow for you.

I came up with my handle a day after my last mountain biking ride. I can ride just fine but there are a couple of climbs that are so steep and so far into the course that I'm usually just so spent because of lack of fitness that I can't do anything else but walk my bike up them. Hence my handle.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:33 AM
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My handle during my CB radio days. I use to tear up the bay area with my souped up CB but when I got married, I pretty much tossed up my CB but I kept my handle alive by using it on forums.
I always get hassled if the price of gas goes up but what can I say? Just remember me everytime you go to the pump.
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Originally Posted by mtnwalker View Post
I thought your name meant you always drive so fast 55 is too slow for you.
You know, up until I started cycling, I did always drive fast. I'd drive country roads to get my fix between track and autox days and used to buzz by cyclists but never too close. Now that I ride, I don't drive those roads anymore. I also hardly do track days and autox anymore. I spend my weekends on the bike now.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rincewind

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Originally Posted by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colour_of_Magic
The number eight is important on the Discworld, being closely associated with magic. Wizards avoid saying the number out loud, and Octarine is the Disc's eighth colour, the colour of magic as described in the title.
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There's no real meaning associated with my handle
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When I first joined I didn't actually think I'd post more than once on this site, I just needed to ask a mechanical question. So I randomly put in Nof3ar.

Not knowing I'd fall in love with the people here, I stayed.

People called me f3arful.

I said "What-eva".

I ended up changing my name to pheard. Which is also kind of random. No particular reason.
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I went to Cal (BA History, '89), our team name is the Bears. Oso is Spanish for bear. Thus, caloso.
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Mine is boring. A mashup of my consulting company's name and my initials.
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