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Old 08-18-2003, 02:53 PM
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Things that come in sets of seven

I'm installing new arrays at the office and I've now got seven of them. I'm looking for an original, but still easy-to-remember set of names for them.

So far, the front-leader is the slightly trite Seven Dwarf's names.

Other things that come in sevens we've come up with are the seven days of the week, beautitudes & deadly sins.

What else?
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:03 PM
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Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
House of the Seven Gables
Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:07 PM
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Wonders of the Ancient World
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:09 PM
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QUOTATION: The seven deadly sins.... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven millstones from Man’s neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the millstones are lifted.
ATTRIBUTION: George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. Undershaft, in Major Barbara, act 3.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:12 PM
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The Seven Seas
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:13 PM
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QUOTATION: The seven deadly sins: Want of money, bad health, bad temper, chastity, family ties, knowing that you know things, and believing in the Christian religion.
ATTRIBUTION: Samuel Butler (1835–1902), British author. First published in 1912. Samuel Butler’s Notebooks, p. 115, E.P. Dutton & Company (1951).

Also Seven continents, seven seas, seven wonders
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:14 PM
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Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:18 PM
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:22 PM
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Sutherland sisters.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:24 PM
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There were 7 castaways on Gilligan's Island.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:25 PM
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My father's sisters: Dolores (Dolly), Theresa (Terry), Cynthia (Cyndy), Nancy (Nancy), Barbara (Barb), Debra (Debbie), and Ann (Katy).
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:26 PM
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(you could look these up: )

Seven against Thebes seven Kings of Tara
Seven cities warred for Homer being dead, Who living had no roofe to shrowd his head.
Seven stars (Astron.), the Pleiades.


The ancients reckoned seven sciences, namely, grammar,
rhetoric, logic, arithmetic, music, geometry, and
astronomy; -- the first three being included in the
Trivium, the remaining four in the Quadrivium.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:31 PM
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Dang... I wanna nother brain!
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:39 PM
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Seven simple machines (Lever, Inclined Plane, Wheel and Axle, Screw, Wedge, Pulley, and one I forget)

seven tribes

seven nations
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:44 PM
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Seven Sacraments
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BAPTISM ... Birth: the necessary beginning of life
CONFESSION ... Medicine: healing in time of sickness
COMMUNION ... Food: regular nourishment needed to sustain life
CONFIRMATION ... Maturity: the age of knowledge and responsibility
HOLY ORDERS ... Relationship: two joined together for life
MARRIAGE ... Relationship: God and man joined together for life
EXTREME UNCTION ... Crisis/Death: special healing at a critical time
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:47 PM
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Trailer-park teeth.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:54 PM
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Seven hills of Rome
Seven hills of Lisbon

"Seven", the movie.
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Old 08-18-2003, 04:03 PM
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Seven Stans: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan
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Old 08-18-2003, 04:13 PM
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A Seven Nation Army?
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Old 08-18-2003, 05:54 PM
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HERE I AM!

*arms up in the air*

Huh?

Oh. this thread is about something else.

*hangs head*

*leaves*
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Old 08-18-2003, 09:18 PM
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Seven Stans: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, Afghanistan
No, there's 8.

Stan Lee.



heeheehee
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:17 PM
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Swans a swimming.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:18 PM
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31 day months: January, March, May, July, August, October, December.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:24 PM
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:28 PM
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Challenger and Columbia astronauts.
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Old 08-18-2003, 10:29 PM
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Old 08-18-2003, 11:46 PM
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:07 AM
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The Seven Samurai:

Kambei
Katsushiro
Shichiroji
Gorobei
Heihachi
Kyuzo
Kikuchiyo
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:17 AM
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2 all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:22 AM
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Planetary bodies known to the ancients:
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Luna
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:29 AM
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Magnificent Seven (1960):

Yul Brynner (dead)
Steve McQueen (dead)
James Coburn (dead)
Charles Bronson (dying)
Robert Vaughn (still living)
Brad Dexter (dead)
Horst Buchholz (dead)
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:31 AM
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Originally posted by The Man With Two Brains
Seven Sacraments
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BAPTISM ... Birth: the necessary beginning of life
CONFESSION ... Medicine: healing in time of sickness
COMMUNION ... Food: regular nourishment needed to sustain life
CONFIRMATION ... Maturity: the age of knowledge and responsibility
HOLY ORDERS ... Relationship: two joined together for life
MARRIAGE ... Relationship: God and man joined together for life
EXTREME UNCTION ... Crisis/Death: special healing at a critical time
:: nitpick, but rather important nitpick, really. ::

you seem to have the definitions for Holy Orders and Marriage switched.

Freud would have a field day.

:: /nitpick ::


ummm..... sevens, huh? aren't there Seven Seals on the Scroll of Judgment that are broken open at the End of the World?

how about the seven plagues visited upon the Egyptians, until the Israelites were released?

sheesh, what's with this Biblical turn?
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:58 AM
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Ten plagues, not seven.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:18 AM
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The seven symphonies of Sibelius. Conveniently numbered 1-7.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:28 AM
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Seven Pillars of Wisdom from T.E. Lawrence's book, but I can't name them (or find out if they were even named)
Seven Ages of Man (per Shakespeare) infant, school boy, lover, soldier, justice, sixth age, last stage
Seven Colors in a Rainbow red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet
Seven Kinds of Fruit in Hawaiian Punch pineapple, orange, passion fruit, apple, apricot, papaya, guava
Seven Notes in the Musical Scale do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti
Seven vowels of the Greek Alphabet alpha, epsilon, eta, iota, omecron, upsilon, omega

(everton, I've usually heard it as the Seven Plagues of Egypt. But this cite shows both seven and ten plagues. Ten plagues for the exodus, and seven plagues in the end times.)

In my opinion though, you can't do better than the Seven Dwarfs. That's what I'd pick.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:41 AM
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Thanks for that Algernon, but please excuse the nitpick that it should be omicron (which means "small o" just as omega means "large o"). I'd go with the dwarfs too – short names and easy for most people to remember.
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Old 08-19-2003, 08:43 AM
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You couldn't get much shorter names than do, re, mi, etc., unless you go with the A, B, C, etc., counterparts.
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:08 AM
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San Francisco's hills
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The principal hills, which earned it the Roman soubriquet of ‘City of the Seven Hills’, are Nob, Russian, Telegraph, Twin Peaks, Mount Davidson, Rincon and Lone Mountain
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:14 AM
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Thanks for the correction everton. It was a typo, but the typo probably wouldn't have occurred if I'd have known that omega is "o-mega" and omicron is "o-micron". Thanks for the info.

Belrix, any decision yet? Just curious.
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Old 08-19-2003, 02:01 PM
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Belrix, any decision yet? Just curious.
So far, an office favorite is the Castaways.

My personal favorites are the musical notes and the Hawaiian Punch flavors.

I'll probably go with the Castaways since everybody can name them and they're sufficiently familar. I'm breaking office protocol by going for non-numerical names as is. Office standards use "array1, array2, array3, etc.".

I do actually have a eighth array already named "Franken-array" since it was constructed of excess spare parts.
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Old 08-19-2003, 03:02 PM
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Of course, the array named Gilligan will always be screwed up. Just make sure that the nicest and prettiest one is MaryAnn. (Ginger was a slut. ~grin~)

Thanks for coming back and letting us know your thoughts. I implemented a new naming convention for our servers: the Presidents, in order. Eliminated all the bickering about naming of new servers, and people seem to like referring to the hardware as "people". I think you've made a good decision.
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Old 08-19-2003, 04:47 PM
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Weren't there seven Foys? I can't believe I beat Eve to a vaudeville reference...

IIRC the hydra originally had seven heads.

And of course, seven ways to get to first base in baseball.
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Old 08-19-2003, 05:05 PM
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There's actually only six simple machines, not seven.

Seven.....seven things.........

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Damn I'm good.
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Old 08-19-2003, 05:17 PM
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Weren't there seven Foys? I can't believe I beat Eve to a vaudeville reference...
Apparently there were.
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IIRC the hydra originally had seven heads.
But unless you know what their names were the OP's going to have to call his arrays "hydra's head one", "hydra's head two", etc.
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And of course, seven ways to get to first base in baseball.
Long file names?
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:17 PM
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Seven Ages of Man (per Shakespeare) infant, school boy, lover, soldier, justice, sixth age, last stage [/B]
The last one is second childhood (and oblivion, sans eyes, sans teeth, sans taste, sans everything). I think -- as happens so often in Shakespeare -- the concept was fairly commonplace in the Renaissance, but Shakespeare said it most memorably.

While we're collecting sevens, a rather geeky one! Edward III of England had seven sons: Edward the Black Prince, William of Hatfield, Lionel of Clarence, John of Gaunt, Edmund Langley, Thomas of Woodstock, and William of Windsor...yes, I do read too much Shakespeare and English history...
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Old 08-19-2003, 06:56 PM
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6 machines

Quote:
Originally posted by The Man With Two Brains
Seven simple machines (Lever, Inclined Plane, Wheel and Axle, Screw, Wedge, Pulley, and one I forget)


Fairly certain there are six simple machines:
wedge, screw, pulley, wheel and axle, lever, and inclined plane
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:23 PM
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7 leading actors from "Dr. Who"

William Hartnell
Patrick Troughton
Jon Pertwee
Tom Baker
Peter Davison
Colin Baker
Sylvester McCoy
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Old 08-19-2003, 11:01 PM
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Greg, Peter, Bobby, Marcia, Jan, Cindy, and...

Alice? Tiger? Oliver?

Choices, you've got choices...
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Old 08-20-2003, 01:56 PM
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The Castaways have provided a nicely geeky tie-in.

I have four SCSI busses to scatter these arrays over. The natural arrangement is two per bus on three busses and one array on the fourth.

The busses are to be arranged by sleeping huts.

Skipper & Gilligan shared a hut, they're on bus 1. Ginger & MaryAnn on a bus, the Howells together, and the Professor gets a bus to himself.

Sufficiently geeky to appeal, a good enough mnemonic to keep straight without a diagram.
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:10 PM
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The Castaways have provided a nicely geeky tie-in.

I have four SCSI busses to scatter these arrays over. The natural arrangement is two per bus on three busses and one array on the fourth.

The busses are to be arranged by sleeping huts.

Skipper & Gilligan shared a hut, they're on bus 1. Ginger & MaryAnn on a bus, the Howells together, and the Professor gets a bus to himself.

Sufficiently geeky to appeal, a good enough mnemonic to keep straight without a diagram.
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