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Offline pavroo

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Sparky 4 code name
« on: January 28, 2015, 12:22:27 am »
When Debian Jessie become stable, and new versions of packages will be moved from sid to new testing (Stretch) repos, Sparky should change its number from 3.x to 4.x.
 
I used planets names before for Sparky versions:
1 - Venus
2 - Eris
3 - Annagerman
 
I'd like to follow the system and find a new nice name of a planet or a different astronomical object to set it as a new code name for Sparky 4.
Somebody suggested 'Makemake' at our IRC chanel. I like it, but I am not sure about that yet.

Candidates for the new code name of Sparky 4 (alphabetical order):
- Makemake
- Sedna
- Selene
- Theia
- Tyche

« Last Edit: February 10, 2015, 12:52:28 pm by pavroo »
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2015, 04:24:03 am »
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http://blog.dictionary.com/tyche/
A massive new planet in our solar system named Tyche? Maybe. But what does “Tyche” mean?

There may be a new planet joining the solar system. A provocative hypothesis posed by a duo of planetary astronomers from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette includes the existence of the planet Tyche: a ninth planet estimated to be four times the size of Jupiter located somewhere at the outermost reaches of the solar system. It’s hard to know what is more enjoyable: stories about planets themselves or the meaning behind their names. NASA can handle the astronomy; here’s the meaning behind the name.

Tyche (pronounced tayh-kee) is derived from the Greek word for “providence, fortune” and the Roman “fortuna.” It also refers to the ancient Greek goddess of spirit and fortune – a tutelary deity that oversees the destiny of a city. The Greek historian Polybius believed that when no direct cause could be identified for floods, drought or frosts, the blame fell on Tyche’s shoulders. A capricious dispenser of both good and ill will, Lady Luck giveth and taketh away.

(If you think this is a strange name, consider the one given to a mysterious green blob in outer space: Hanny’s Voorwerp. Learn the source of that moniker, here.)

The daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, Tyche is often depicted holding a large cornucopia that represents good luck and fortune and from which an abundance of coins fall. She also holds a rudder, helping her to guide and conduct the fates of the world. Finally, a ball completes her regalia, representing the unsteadiness of any given fortune.

Tyche’s benevolent sister and nemesis was, well, Nemesis: the goddess of retribution and indignation. An avenging goddess, Nemesis is regarded as the balancer of fortunes handed out by Tyche. Most interestingly, astronomers chose the name Tyche because the discovery of this new celestial body counteracts a once held-hypothesis that a solar object named Nemesis is responsible for regular, repeated extinctions on Earth.

Mythology is such a pervasive source of names in our culture that many of them probably escape your attention. For example, who is the one-armed God that Tuesday is named for? Or the comely Norse goddess that is Friday’s namesake?
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2015, 05:41:00 pm »
A massive new planet in our solar system named Tyche? Maybe. But what does “Tyche” mean?

Tyche sounds nice. :)
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2015, 06:30:18 am »
Theres also Sedna, which has that weird elliptical orbit  ???

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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 12:36:29 pm »
Tyche sounds like male and Sedna sounds good.
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 01:02:15 pm »
Tyche sounds like male and Sedna sounds good.

Personally, I don't like the sound of that... It has a too heavy pronunciation. I don't like that "D" in the middle. :P
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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2015, 12:01:30 pm »
In Hindi language Sedna without d, sena means army.

sena = army
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2015, 12:07:52 pm »
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The daughter of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, Tyche is often depicted holding a large cornucopia that represents good luck and fortune and from which an abundance of coins fall.

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She is the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes.

In first webpage it is typed that she is a daughter of Titans Oceanus and Tethys

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in the second post it is typed that she is a daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes.
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Re: Sparky 4 code name
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2015, 09:15:05 am »
There is also Theia/Selene and a few other ideas listed here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_impact_hypothesis

It was always one of my favorite stories/hypotheses.