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August 30, 2011 4:36:06 AM

can we as a computer community kill the usage of the term "rig" to refer to computers? i'm not trying to sh%t on anyone, but can we just make this a new rule? i like to think of us as the smart community...i have nothing against truckers, i'm sure a lot of truckers are into computers (they make really good money), but they dont exactly carry an aura of brilliance....(nothing personal)
i see as soon as i goto newegg, now they are advertising "rigs"....good god, can we please god kill this term?

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 6:08:34 AM

No, Rig is a popular slang term for many varied things,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rig
and assuming your U.S. or U.K. based, you live in a country where freedom of speech is lauded so enjoy your freedom of expression, but also remember that you must respect the next mans right to it as well, even if his views conflict with yours.
I may not agree with your opinion Sir, but I will die to defend your right to it
(some famous dead dude Quote) :p 
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 7:03:42 AM

probably not
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 8:17:51 AM

A couple of decades ago I got my Ham Radio license. "Rig" is the term you use when asking someone what they are talking on. It's still the first thing that pops into my mind. Thankfully when I meet another computer tech guy its not that different when we talk about our "rigs". Its the setup of what we use.
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August 30, 2011 8:30:06 AM

I never refer to my rigs as rigs. I always call them boxes. They are usually black boxes. Is it wrong to call my rigs black boxes? My Polynesian wife doesn't seem to mind. :-p
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August 30, 2011 11:55:25 AM

Frizzo, GET OVER IT!!!
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August 30, 2011 4:59:34 PM

I think Frizzo has a good idea. We all should standardize and not call them by terms that might not be specific or worse might mean something else - like PC (could include laptops), or system, or computer, or Dell, or even make and model (might not be clear to all), or box.

Instead lets always be clear, price, and specific and refer to them as desktop computers. Oops. They oftern don't always sit on desktops. So lets always use the standard term "desktop computer that can also reside on a desk, table or other flat surface". Perhaps we could shorten that to "desktop (wherever) computer". Or "desktop personal computer" might be precise and yet easily recognizable. Then we could shorten that to "DPC". Easy, precise. Opps, that abbreviation can mean about 50 other things. See:

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/DPC

So many words - and abbreviations - have multiple meanings. So let's make up a word - say "thwiggle". With a new word we can define it precisely and send the definition in to Mr. Webster. I checked in the online Merriam-Webster (who was Merriam?) dictionary and it does not list this word. Does anyone have the unabridged (huge, complete) Webster or even Oxford (after all it is their language) Dictionary to check?

Yes, that's the thing. Let's all start refering to desktop personal computers as "Thwiggles". Then after it catches on - and surely it will as who would not want to use a word like "Thwiggle" - we can al have a single, precise word to use. We would all then conform and could all use exactly the same word.

Wouldn't that be helpful, useful, beneficial, benific, beneficient, advantageous, favorable, desirable, good, salutary, advisable, propitious, and salubrious?

And it would keep us from being too wordy.

I (me, myself, rockyjohn) proclaim that henceforth all on the planet Earth (and any aliens wishing to contact us) should use the word "thwiggle". Now I must get back to other work on my thwiggle.

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August 30, 2011 5:06:47 PM

This is the silliest conversation yet on this board. The OP has a right to his opinion and the rest of us should have enough sense to ignore it.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 5:10:23 PM

Hell the term "rig" was around long before truckers and PCs. You must be a youngin???? HAM radio operators were using the term "rig" about 70 years ago.

So I guess the answer to the OP's question/request work be a resounding NO. If the term "rig" bother's some folks, I suggest they stop associating the word with trucks and think of it as a term for many applications.
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August 30, 2011 5:12:23 PM

^ I agree, that being said, I don't like the term "rig" myself,, i just consider peeps that use that term big flaming nerds and just make myself happy at that.

if your "rig" means your PC or computer or box or pornhub --- find yourself something else to do as it really isn't a cool term
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 5:14:47 PM

monkeysweat said:
^ I agree, that being said, I don't like the term "rig" myself,, i just consider peeps that use that term big flaming nerds and just make myself happy at that.

if your "rig" means your PC or computer or box or pornhub --- find yourself something else to do as it really isn't a cool term



Who put YOU in charge of deciding what terms are "cool"??? :non:  I mean really. Time to get real and stop telling people what they should do based on YOUR beliefs. Do you realise how silly that is? :sarcastic: 

I think people who go around using the term "peeps" are vocabulary challenged but I'm not going to tell you to speak proper English because it's a waste of time. :wahoo: 
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August 30, 2011 5:17:09 PM

holy crap, 2 people already proved my point on what cool should mean :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2011 5:19:08 PM

monkeysweat said:
holy crap, 2 people already proved my point on what cool should mean :) 


No two people proved you're narrow minded and immature in your knowledge of the English language and beliefs. Time to move on children because you're not going to get your way by insulting people. :wahoo: 

Some day you folks might actually have something worthy of concern. The term "rig" is not.
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August 30, 2011 5:22:25 PM

i got 3 kids of my own, honestly though if you want to call it a "rig" go ahead, I'm just saying you know what I'll be thinking while you call it that.

I don't give a $$$$ what is said after this post as this is one of the most useless threads out there.
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August 30, 2011 5:53:50 PM

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Why call a comment on a thread a post? Its not wooden, nor an object you drive into the ground, not a command station post you reside at, nor a post it note. So why call it a post?


Why all it a "thread". Might be confused with sewing. Lets call it a "tiggle". And the post a "piggle". Now we have plenty of piggles on this tiggle. Back to my other work on my twiggle.
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August 31, 2011 3:04:14 AM

Quote:
Creativity beseeches you.


Nay, kind sir, tis I who beseech it. More so that I beseech world peace and an end to world hunger. But I pray not that this piggle deflect from this tiggle, and humbly apologize for deflecting attention from its true course, lest we not puzzle out a solution to this conumdrum.
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