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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:06 pm

funny, i never figured out that Nero's icon was a burning Colloseum.
the icons (desktop, start menu etc.) are too small.

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Nero (Caesar) would've been proud! :wink:

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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:17 pm

I like Nero's logo and graphics. Very distinctive...
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Postby dhc014 on Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:18 pm

Yes, hehe. I'm afraid I never understood why they had a burning colloseum, anyone wiser than I care to explain?
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm

dhc014 wrote:Yes, hehe. I'm afraid I never understood why they had a burning colloseum, anyone wiser than I care to explain?

Actually it's a gawdawful pun.
In German, Italian and a number of other languages, the capital of Italy and home of a certain ancient fiddling arsonist emporer is called "Rom" without a trailing "e". And that's what most of us burn too (sort of).

I guess the colloseum is the best known symbol of Rom(e).

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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:00 pm

Emperor Nero burned Rome!
and played the violin as the city was burning...or so the story goes...

Nero's HelpTool wrote:Nero Claudius Caesar

born in the year 37 A.D., died 68 A.D. Roman Emperor from 54 - 68, son Aggripinas, adopted by Emperor Claudius, intitally ran a constructive government with Seneca, in agreement with the Senate, had his mother murder Agrippina, he freed himself of sensible advisors, appearances as artiste and chariot driver; carried out sovereign court cases; put the blame for the Great Fire of Rome on the Christians; first persecution of Christians. Pisonic conspiracy in the Senate against Nero failed - even greater repression. Uprisings in Gaulle, Spain and Africa provoked the decline of the Pretorian guard and its ostracism in the Senate: comitted suicide (68 ) - serious empirical crisis in Rome.
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:02 pm

MediumRare wrote:Actually it's a gawdawful pun.
In German, Italian and a number of other languages, the capital of Italy and home of a certain ancient fiddling arsonist emporer is called "Rom" without a trailing "e". And that's what most of us burn too (sort of).

LOL i never new that. :lol: very funny.
is this pun intentional?
i had always thought that the Rom in Nero's name was Read Only Memory!

isn't Rome in Italian "Roma" ?
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Postby MediumRare on Mon Jul 28, 2003 4:12 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
MediumRare wrote:Actually it's a gawdawful pun.

LOL i never new that. :lol: very funny.
is this pun intentional?

I'm sure it is. I suspect that they picked the name "Nero" to go with it. Maybe ccampbell or dburg can confirm that.
dodecahedron wrote:isn't Rome in Italian "Roma" ?

You're right of course! :oops: I don't think it's just German, although that is certainly the basis for the pun.

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Postby CCampbell on Mon Jul 28, 2003 5:57 pm

Yes, the Nero Burning ROM name was a play off the historical figure. The story as to how choosing the name came about is not mine to tell though. :wink:

And yes, most Europeans catch on right away. Most people in the US suspect or never put two and two together, or even think about it. :lol:

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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:44 pm

I did figure that Nero Burning ROM must be a pun regarding Nero the emperor who burned Rome! I think it's rather funny! :D

CCampbell, you say that the story about how the name was chosen isn't yours. Is there any way that we could find out how the name was chosen?
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Postby Inertia on Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:02 am

Not only is it the most god-awful pun imaginable, but the icon of the Roman Coliseum burning is also ridiculous. The awfully bad pun/bad icon experience is advanced when one realizes that the great Roman fire occured in 64 A.D. and Nero died in 68 A.D.. Construction of the coliseum started in 70 A.D. and was completed in 80 A.D., 16 years later and doubtless in the empty spaces left by the great fire. :lol:

The gigantic coliseum is made of concrete, masonry, and cut stone. Incidentally, icon notwithstanding, these materials are not known to burn very well. 8) See Roman Colosseum (sic). The damage to the coliseum was caused by human scavenging and earthquakes.

I doubt that anyone would want to come forward and take responsibility for their egregious paronomasia. :P
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Postby Bhairav on Tue Jul 29, 2003 5:52 am

Ahhh. I didn't know of the pun either, but I did remember the (apocryphal ?) story of Nero fiddling while Rome burned :) . But by all accounts, he seemed to be a decent sort of guy, given to megalomania of course, but he worked hard for the betterment of Rome.
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:18 pm

Heh, I would have been completely confused if I had read this before reading this thread :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jul 30, 2003 11:42 pm

dhc014 wrote:Heh, I would have been completely confused if I had read this before reading this thread :D

i quoted that in my second post in this topic!
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Postby dhc014 on Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:01 am

dodecahedron wrote:
dhc014 wrote:Heh, I would have been completely confused if I had read this before reading this thread :D

i quoted that in my second post in this topic!


Ahh yes, but I ignored it since I figured that it was just a previous post that I had already read. I'll be more careful next time :o

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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:12 am

np :wink:
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:38 pm

Hey,I too thought that ROM stood for Read Only Memory.
Thanks a lot guys for enriching my knowledge :lol: .

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