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#1 2019-10-02 09:43:48

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[SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

For some reason I can't seem to find anywhere why this distro was named BunsenLabs.
Is there a history behind it...

Just curious smile

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#2 2019-10-02 11:16:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

Sadly, the #! forums are down now (https://crunchbang.org/forums), but you can read through the old threads on the Wayback machine here:

The End: http://web.archive.org/web/201707142129 … p?id=38916. The suggestion "BunsenLabs" is probably somewhere in here.

A community continuation: BunsenLabs: http://web.archive.org/web/201706121931 … p?id=39049

1st BunsenLabs Forum ever: http://web.archive.org/web/201707142145 … .php?id=19

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#3 2019-10-02 11:55:12

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

aha:

Crunchbang used Muppets characters as release names - Professor Bunsen runs Muppet Labs.

http://web.archive.org/web/201503131705 … 38916&p=21

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#4 2019-10-02 13:04:55

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

BUN
a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back into a tight coil at the back of the head.

SEN
short for senator

LAB
cos it rymes with NAB: to catch or seize in arrest

S
only possible in Symmetric Universe

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#5 2019-10-02 16:05:49

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

chrisdb wrote:

For some reason I can't seem to find anywhere why this distro was named BunsenLabs.
Is there a history behind it...

Just curious smile

Here is relevant thread on #! forum, where name BunsenLabs has been actively discussed ... I know, because I was there  big_smile

Last edited by iMBeCil (2019-10-02 16:10:12)


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#6 2019-10-02 19:54:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

iMBeCil wrote:
chrisdb wrote:

For some reason I can't seem to find anywhere why this distro was named BunsenLabs.
Is there a history behind it...

Just curious smile

Here is relevant thread on #! forum, where name BunsenLabs has been actively discussed ... I know, because I was there  big_smile

So there was an actual thread. The archive.org is a pain to browse #! on; a lot of links seem to not have been indexed every time.

We have a static site snapshot of the forums floating around, perhaps we can get to hosting it sometime soon looking at how corenominal stopped caring about the old site.


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#7 2019-10-03 00:47:05

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

The last two CrunchBang releases were Statler and Waldorf, respectively...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statler_and_Waldorf

Looking at the Wikipedia entry, I'll hazard a guess in retrospect that @corenomial (aka Philip N.) was getting more and more annoyed by random cantankerous heckling, and eventually he had enough. He literally said that he had received too many "bat-guano crazy" comments over the years in his "The End" announcement. Note #20 in the linked thread of suggested names... "Heckler".

That didn't stop us. We are cantankerous hecklers who are bat-guano crazy. Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, his "Muppet Labs, where the future is being made today" laboratory and the resulting mayhem seemed like the perfect continuation for Philip's distress, so we went with it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc1iIRKZE9w

A Halloween theme for the link seemed appropriate.

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BunsenLabs, where the future is being made in a few months.

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#8 2019-10-03 00:58:09

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

And if that last line doesn't make bl-fortune, I give up.

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#9 2019-10-03 01:14:18

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

The first Bunsen Labs (sic) wallpaper concept, I think, from tknomanzr and damo...

http://web.archive.org/web/201502171919 … unsen1.png

http://web.archive.org/web/201502150537 … 85#p418385

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#10 2019-10-03 08:25:20

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

iMBeCil wrote:

Here is relevant thread on #! forum, where name BunsenLabs has been actively discussed ... I know, because I was there  big_smile

oh the nostalgia.... and some funny proposals:
- Syndicate of Incredible Nixers (S.I.N.)
- grindbang

I wonder why nobody proposed gangbang... (ducks and runs)

hhh wrote:

And if that last line doesn't make bl-fortune, I give up.

I've said it before: if you're serious about a proposal, put it on the relevant thread.
I added this to my signature now, can you see it?

You also proposed a more elaborate algorithm to calculate the timeout for the fortunes, then never even commented on what we developed, let alone tested it.
I think I'm the one who should give up.

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#11 2019-10-03 08:38:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

ohnonot wrote:

...
I wonder why nobody proposed gangbang... (ducks and runs)
....

@nore did!


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#12 2019-10-03 09:45:01

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

this makes things clearer now thx wink

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#13 2019-10-03 11:44:46

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

ohnonot wrote:
hhh wrote:

And if that last line doesn't make bl-fortune, I give up.

I've said it before: if you're serious about a proposal, put it on the relevant thread.
I added this to my signature now, can you see it?

I thought you just perused the threads for choice bits. Noted, I'll submit when I get a chance. Yes, I can see.

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#14 2019-10-03 16:24:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Origin name BunsenLabs

twoion wrote:

We have a static site snapshot of the forums floating around, perhaps we can get to hosting it sometime soon looking at how corenominal stopped caring about the old site.

It would be noice ... I mean, there were several quite famous threads there. The '30-WMs-in30-days' (or something like this) thread by 2ManyDogs (I think) springs to mind, I think it would be relevant even today. For example that's how I started with PekWM  smile and later went to i3 and (tiling) friends. Or 'LVM tutorial' by elkoraco ... (how on earth I remember those nicknames, and yet cannot remember the name of the man who literally has introduced himself to me a second ago? cry )

+1 for putting it on the web.


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