Name the Apod Robot

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by craterchains » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:38 pm

neufer

You have way too much time on your hands.
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by astrolabe » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:53 am

Hello All,

I wish all of you well this Holiday season. May there be progress toward peace and good will toward each other on this planet so that, hopefully, if the time should ever come that we have to leave our fair Earth we will have accomplished a true treasure to offer other inhabitants of this Universe should there be any.

BTW, ASTRObot is the only answer to this one.
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by neufer » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:59 am

astrolabe wrote:I wish all of you well this Holiday season. May there be progress toward peace and good will toward each other on this planet so that, hopefully, if the time should ever come that we have to leave our fair Earth we will have accomplished a true treasure to offer other inhabitants of this Universe should there be any.

BTW, ASTRObot is the only answer to this one.
ASTRObot sounds good to me (in spite of the apparent nepotism/plagiarism).
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by astrolabe » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:06 pm

Hello neufer,

"Apparent" is absolutely correct! I honestly had no idea. In retrospect the name was probably too obvious not to have been used already. I should've guessed as much.
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by mesinik » Thu Dec 31, 2009 3:35 pm

Could RAPOD work?

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by neufer » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:59 pm

mesinik wrote:Could RAPOD work?
DOPAR : dope, take drugs (Portuguese, Swedish)
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by BMAONE23 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:33 pm

Seeing as the Bot is Recopying APOD entries how about
REBOT

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by geckzilla » Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:40 pm

I don't know about you guys, but I think I'm just going to go with Henry the Benevolent.
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.

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ENIMAPOD

Post by neufer » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:57 pm

I suggest the name: *ENIMAPOD*

*ENIM* : in fact, for, indeed, truly (Latin)

*ENIMAPOD* is *DOPAMINE* "ass backwords."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dopamine wrote:
<< *DOPAMINE* is a neurotransmitter that occurs in a wide variety of animals.
Sociability is closely tied to *DOPAMINE* neurotransmission.>>
*ENEMA* , n. [L. *ENEMA* , Gr. , fr. to send in; in + to send.]
(Med.) "An injection, or clyster, thrown into the rectum as a medicine, or to impart nourishment."
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:37 pm

I think we should call it Poster. Do you really think It'll really get named?
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by BMAONE23 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:57 pm

Since it will likely be the first poster of the APOD telated threads
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by mesinik » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:46 am

mesinik wrote:Could RAPOD work?
It's amazing how different connextions people have with astronomy in their minds.
If talking about RAPOD; the starting point for it was BITOD, because it is "nice style", isn't it? I wanted to find a rhyme for it so if someone will write odes about APOD (and astronomy) then he might use it.
If compared to original "robot", RAPOD is quite similar: In many language groups, A/O does not make much difference at all. Then, if we just change B/P and T/D ... there we go ... a "robot" (short for Chech "robotnik", "worker" afaik) became easily RAPOD ... so, it might work ...

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by rstevenson » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:08 pm

mesinik wrote: ... a "robot" (short for Chech "robotnik", "worker" afaik) ...
From the wikipedia entry...
"In its original Czech, robota means forced labour of the kind that serfs had to perform on their masters' lands."

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by Orca » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:59 pm

Working with Neufer's Hitchhiker's Guide reference, how about the "Paranoid Asterdroid"?

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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by neufer » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:22 pm

rstevenson wrote:"In its original Czech, robota means forced labour of the kind that serfs had to perform on their masters' lands."
The APOD robot is the "OLM" of each day's postings.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robota wrote:
<<Orpheus was the fourth planet in our solar system, it was also the sixth largest. Its orbit intersected Earth's orbital path every 50 years. Orpheus was visited centuries ago by a cybernetic race called the Olm. The Olm found the world [Orpheus] populated with humans possessed of a steam-age technology. The benevolent Olm made massive changes, seeding the world with their own kind, before they departed. A peaceful and productive alliance of robots and humans then reigned. And then... about 2.1 billion years ago, after avoiding proto-Earth for countless years, these two planets inevitably collided. Orpheus was obliterated and the Earth shattered. Eventually, Orpheus's fragments coalesced to form Earth's moon, which stabilized our planet's erratic rotation and allowed life to germinate. _Robota_ (2003) is the story of life before the collision and the conflict between animal life and the machines that sought to dominate them.>>
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by neufer » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:06 pm

At the beginning of each APOD, members are told the day's "secret word"
issued by APOD's Conky the Robot and are instructed to "scream real loud"
every time a member of the Asterisk posts that word.
Click to play embedded YouTube video.
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:05 pm

Otto Posterman; since that's what he does.(autopost) 8-)
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by geckzilla » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:29 pm

Hah, I like that one a lot, orin. But I'm biased because my great-grandfather's name was Otto and even though I never knew him I have a bit of an affinity for him. He dug up native American graves as an anthropologist but is more well known for his nursery and work with crepe myrtles. I'm guessing the whole digging up graves thing didn't work out too well for him was (is?) pretty taboo. It's too bad I don't know more about him.
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:11 am

geckzilla wrote:Hah, I like that one a lot, orin. But I'm biased because my great-grandfather's name was Otto and even though I never knew him I have a bit of an affinity for him. He dug up native American graves as an anthropologist but is more well known for his nursery and work with crepe myrtles. I'm guessing the whole digging up graves thing didn't work out too well for him was (is?) pretty taboo. It's too bad I don't know more about him.
Ah! Love your grandpa anyway; I'm sure he believed that he was acting in the best interest of science.I never was real good at checking out my roots. My sister is into that; so I let her do the researching. Sometimes it's better not to know about such things. :wink: Anyway; I got the idea from what the robot does, and I like it a lot also. I think it would be great if they really did give the robot a name though. It would give it a little personality! 8-)
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:18 am

Resident Geezer! I like that; It suits me. 8-)
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Re: Name the Apod Robot

Post by geckzilla » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:20 am

You earned that one for sure. :)
Just call me "geck" because "zilla" is like a last name.