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#51 Norro


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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:08 PM

I am also sure we had a similar thread. But anyway:

We had just watched Zorro, and given my tendancy for legendary exploits ( ;-) ) Someone scrunched 'Zorro' and 'Nathan' together to form 'Norro'. I like it and have yet to find it taken in the lego world... Unlike the rest of you I don't get much further online...

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#52 El Bucanero

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:42 PM

View PostBrick Miner, on Sep 19 2006, 05:21 AM, said:

View PostMr Tiber, on Sep 18 2006, 09:45 AM, said:

View PostKahgarak, on Sep 17 2006, 10:23 PM, said:

Captain Tiber sounds nice! *sweet*
Thank you X-D  But I better keep it like this, it would be confusing to other members because everyone calls me Mr Tiber in the pirate forum...
i have always read your name as "Mr Timber" as in "Shiver Me Timbers"  :-D  :-D  :-D

i knew you we a pirate fan...  and i put two-and-two together  *pirate*

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:41 AM

View PostNorro, on Sep 24 2006, 01:08 PM, said:

I am also sure we had a similar thread.

Threads like these are bound to be repeated... on any board.

Let's see... I barely remember where mine comes from.

I used to play Starcraft (You know, that Space game with Terran, Zerg, Protoss, etc) on BattleNET, so I needed a username to match. "Commander Wolf" just happen to fit perfectly at the time, and I've used it ever since. That was like almost 4 or 5 years ago now.

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:42 AM

And here I would've thought you got it from Star Fox  ;-)

#55 WhiteHexagon


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Posted 27 September 2006 - 01:20 PM

Choosing a name is really tricky.  When I wanted to get my game online I went through hundreds of possibilities.  Mostly searching for available .com and 0 google hits (that's not so easy!).  I wanted something symetrical so I made up oxonoxo, but I seem to remember even that had some google hits.  Eventually I had to resort to joining two words.  But probably I will change it again at some point since the game has gone from a hexagonal based system to more Lego brick orientated theme :)  WhiteBrick maybe?  Actually even using two words is a pain because then some places like wikipedia are case sensitive ie. whitehexagon and WhiteHexagon don't both work :(

I have some older names ie. cork and PaperClip (in Settlers III). but these days the simple names are impossible to grab so mostly I have different names for different services.  Oh, now I remember my first nik was ACE, just because it was so easy to enter names into arcade machines and Spectrum 48 games I used to play :))  I'd forgotten that.


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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:25 PM

haha, i remember using ACE as well. it's so easy, click, right twice, click, right twice, click, click. done.  *skull*

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 11:07 PM

ACE = Angiotensin Converting Enzyme! As in ACE Inhibitors (certain heart tablets)

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:24 PM

View Postcaptaintau, on Sep 27 2006, 07:07 PM, said:

ACE = Angiotensin Converting Enzyme! As in ACE Inhibitors (certain heart tablets)
I sense a new title. :-D
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 08:47 PM

ACE, isn't that some kind of drink with carrot juice in it? :-P
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 09:56 PM


ACE is a three-letter abbreviation which may refer to:

ACE (file format), a data compression and archiving format.
ACE Ltd. - the ACE Group of Companies.
Accelerated Christian Education, a Bible-based educational curriculum for preschool through high school students.
Accumulated cyclone energy, a measure used to express the activity of Atlantic hurricane seasons.
Acehnese language (ISO 639 code).
Acetylcholine esterase, made famous by ACE inhibitors, a treatment for heart attack patients.
Adaptive Communication Environment, an open-source cross-platform framework of object oriented classes to help the development of communication software.
Advanced Compatibility Engineering, a Honda Motor Company auto body design marketing name.
Advanced Composition Explorer, a NASA satellite launched in 1997.
Advanced Computing Environment, a defunct computer initiative to define a "new PC" based on MIPS CPUs instead of Intel x86.
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, a parachurch organisation based in the USA.
Altamont Commuter Express, a commuter train service in the San Francisco Bay Area connecting Stockton with San Jose.
American Cinema Editors, is an honorary society of film editors.
American Coaster Enthusiasts, an organization dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of roller coasters.
Angiotensin-converting enzyme.
Another Century's Episode, a 2005 video game for the PlayStation 2.
Armored Combat Earthmover (M9), a highly mobile armored tracked vehicle that provides combat engineer support to front-line forces.
Arrecife, Spain, (IATA airport code).
ASCII Compatible Encoding, in the context of internationalized domain name.
Association for Consciousness Exploration, an American organization that sponsors the annual Starwood Festival.
Atlantic Coast Express, a named express passenger train in England, during the days of steam.
Attempto Controlled English, a freely usable controlled natural language.
Australian Centre for Egyptology, an organization established to coordinate Australian excavation efforts in Egypt with the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, and to promote Egyptology within the Australian cultural landscape.
Automatic Computing Engine, a 1952 British computer.

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:40 PM

View Postoo7, on Sep 28 2006, 09:24 PM, said:

View Postcaptaintau, on Sep 27 2006, 07:07 PM, said:

ACE = Angiotensin Converting Enzyme! As in ACE Inhibitors (certain heart tablets)
I sense a new title. :-D

I did think of that. But hey, it has to be better than Polyvinylchloride, doesn't it?

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 08:17 AM

Mine's a bit like the "ACE" story.

When i was a kid, i was playing those arcade games a lot. Didn't really feel like putting in my initials in the hi-scores table (too far one from another) so as most do i mostly entered AAA or BBB...

Then i eventually wanted to be able to locate my score on the table so i went for CAB (it was what looked the most like a word to me - though i didn't know it was an actual word in english). It's been my gaming nick and then became my online nick in the early 90'.

Close friends then made it a little more friendly by calling me Cabby. There you are.  :-)

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

Well its made of 2 words...
dJOLe is kind of nickname for my first name DJordje, for example Nicholas as Nick...
And sk8 is addition which each one of my skateboarding crew friends adds to his nickame (if you say it carefull it would by sk and eight so SKATE (or die!:)))... Well, our homeland skateboarding forum was the first one where we started posting a long ago, so it remained on everyone after... except Im the only one from my crew that has passion for LEGO and posts here  X-D

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:20 PM

i have definitely wondered about your name D...  thanks for the response.  good to hear somebody's name comes from somthing other than video games  :-D  :-D  :-D

but its still not LEGO  ;-)

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 09:38 PM

ACE repsonds:

When I was a lad... actually we used to call just about everything ace for a while,  just one of those playground words that caught on.   What an ace time that was, ho ho, not!

Not forgetting ACE Rimmer from Red Drawf, was a pretty cool character.  'Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!' or something similar if I remember.

Kikuichimonji: I think I've seen the ACE multi vit carroty drink thing here in Germany, not been brave enough to try it yet.  It would be a bit like buying a chocholate bar called Yummy!


oo7: Automatic Computing Engine, a 1952 British computer.
Secretly known as Asteroids to the developers ;)  I bet this was the first arcade machine with a high score chart, hence the name ;)


captaintau: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme
would look great in a high score table! wish I could even pronounce it :)

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:38 AM

use your brain ! No, no ! Harder ! Harrrddeerr ! Now, got it ?  :-D

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 01:19 AM

Theres a lot of Asukas out there.... it becomes completely dizzy to me....
Asuka is the name of the old Japanese capital of the 6th centur, and  gave the
Asuka period its name. Derived from this its also a fairly common japanese
given name. The term Asuka can be illustrated by two chinese characters to fly
and bird. The Asuka period started at the end of the 6th century and lasted
about 100 years and was the first to accept Buddhism and is also known for its
significant artistic, social, and political transformations.
Well.... too much history i guess....
And it was much more simpler....
Because its also the name of a river near this town (....), and there is a common poem
from an unknown poet. Let me try to translate:
What remains invariable on this world persevered? It resembles the Asuka river, whose depths of yesterday became shallow today.
And i am interested in chinese and japanese culture because i am interested in Zen.
Because im so zensitively....  ;-)

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:48 PM

I just realized that I got a subtitle under my avatar.

Well, - I love it! *wub* Thank you so much!

Then I saw this thread I didnt come across since Im "living" here. Very interesting and very funny, too.
All I can tell you about my Avatar/Screen name is written in my "Hello! My name is..." posting. The rest is completed by my subtitle. *sweet*
Im using this name on almost every Lego addicted site in the net (Brickset, Brickshelf, Peeron, 1000steine...), but nowhere else. It has to be in use for around 3 years Id guess.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 07:45 PM

Totally missed this topic :'-(!

My comes from what I do for a living & my name in short - not a very exciting story  |-/.

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:29 PM

I can say that my name applies to two things. Pirates and Star Wars, but it was originally Star Wars because of my love of the Imperial Scout Trooper. Lovely!
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:39 PM

I don't know if I have to explain my name.. :-P

Well, I am a Unique Builder.. "Unique" as bad or as good, it's your choice. X-D

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 08:52 PM

Great topic!

I'm an actor and my screen name comes from my two favorite roles from college

hinckley-John Hinckley, would-be presidential assassin in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins

39-Pontius Pilate, orders 39 lashes for Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 09:01 PM

My name is Fred spelled with a Ph :-|
but at other websites i'm derhp (phred backwards :-P )

Fun topic, even though my name's not too fun |-/

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 11:35 PM

Nice topic, I missed this one too.

My name.... what more can I say:

Simon = my first name
Willems = ...guess........ *sweet*

#75 Mr Hobbles

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 12:16 AM

Mainly it's due to broken ankle after a snowboarding lesson, and a pub crawl the same evening (Right after being discharged from hospital).  Moving between pubs was a bit challenging for me, so every so often my friends would say "Come on Hobbles!".  This progressed into Mr Hobbles.    :-)

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