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beww at beww.org
Fri Nov 20 15:16:02 UTC 2009
On Friday 20 November 2009 07:59:31 Johnny Walker wrote:
> 'Linux' was taken - as was 'OPN SRC' - which almost made me swerve off
> the road while cheering. 'NULL' was available for a while but I guess
> I missed my opportunity.
> 'Tomcat' and 'Apache' were taken - so failing all of those 'MythTv' is
> my favorite Open Source project.
> I played with the idea of JDK1.6 or something but Sun doesn't need my
I once saw a Colorado plate "RD1TK2". I wasn't sure if it referred to the
infamous "ready one, take two" in the TV industry, then I noticed the plate
frame said "Ikegami", so I was sure. (Ikegami makes broadcast cameras and
monitors. They tried making consumer computer monitors many years ago, but
people wouldn't pay the price premium to get a very high quality monitor).
California is probably the home of the best vanity plates, probably because
they allow 7 (actually 7-1/2) characters. Most of the computer-related ones
are taken, no doubt because of the high number of computer-aware drivers.
My favorite California plate was:
Followed closely by:
GR84AD8, driven by a typical California blonde woman.
Wyoming plates have a number representing the county on the left. Since I live
in Laramie County (number 2), a lot of plates like "2 FAST", "2 COOL" etc.
are around. It's like getting a free word. Sweetwater County (number 4) has a
My plate is actually "2 UNIX".
To show you how backward Wyoming is, it was only recently that they stopped
issuing new plates every year, and went to renewal stickers.
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