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July 31, 2012
OT: phobos name
According to Wikipedia:

"Phobos (Ancient Greek: Φόβος, pronounced [pʰóbos], 
meaning "fear" or "terror") is the personification of fear in 
Greek mythology."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(mythology)

I just discovered that. I find it surprisingly. Fear???? 
Terror????
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:16:57 UTC, akaz wrote:
> I just discovered that. I find it surprisingly. Fear????

surprisingly -> surprising. sorry.
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On 31 July 2012 15:16, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:
> According to Wikipedia:
>
> "Phobos (Ancient Greek: Φόβος, pronounced [pʰóbos], meaning "fear" or
> "terror") is the personification of fear in Greek mythology."
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(mythology)
>
> I just discovered that. I find it surprisingly. Fear???? Terror????

Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars, which was the original name of D.
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:18 PM, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:16:57 UTC, akaz wrote:
>
>> I just discovered that. I find it surprisingly. Fear????
>>
>
> surprisingly -> surprising. sorry.
>
>
>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobos_(moon)
It's the name of one of Mars's moons.
Why Mars? Because Digital Mars.
www.digitalmars.com

-- 
Bye,
Gor Gyolchanyan.
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:22:57 UTC, Tobias Brandt wrote:
> On 31 July 2012 15:16, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:
> Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars, which was the 
> original name of D.

That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, 
was the "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been 
renamed to Deimos? :)

By the way, I live in the same city as this guy here. So you may 
say that I live with Phobos over my head:

http://davinci-marsdesign.blogspot.fr/2012/05/scale-of-phobos.html

Pretty... scary, isn't?
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:22:57 UTC, Tobias Brandt wrote:
>
>> On 31 July 2012 15:16, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:
>> Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars, which was the original name
>> of D.
>>
>
> That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, was the
> "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been renamed to Deimos? :)
>
> By the way, I live in the same city as this guy here. So you may say that
> I live with Phobos over my head:
>
> http://davinci-marsdesign.**blogspot.fr/2012/05/scale-of-**phobos.html<http://davinci-marsdesign.blogspot.fr/2012/05/scale-of-phobos.html>
>
> Pretty... scary, isn't?
>
>
Deimos was mentioned because it's the name of C library bindings package.

-- 
Bye,
Gor Gyolchanyan.
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:28:35 UTC, akaz wrote:
> On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 13:22:57 UTC, Tobias Brandt wrote:
>> On 31 July 2012 15:16, akaz <akaz@utopia.com> wrote:
>> Phobos and Deimos are the two moons of Mars, which was the 
>> original name of D.
>
> That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, 
> was the "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been 
> renamed to Deimos? :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deimos_(moon)

OMG: "It is named after Deimos, a figure representing dread in 
Greek Mythology."

C'mon, Mars was really the God of War... His moons really show it.

Fear&Dread????
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
> That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, 
> was the "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been 
> renamed to Deimos? :)

What do you think where the term "PHOBia" came from??
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On 7/31/12 10:31 AM, Dejan Lekic wrote:
>> That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, was the
>> "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been renamed to Deimos? :)
>
> What do you think where the term "PHOBia" came from??

Whoa! Good point. Now if we could tie all this with Pho soup...

Andrei
July 31, 2012
Re: OT: phobos name
On Tuesday, 31 July 2012 at 14:32:01 UTC, Dejan Lekic wrote:
>> That, on the other hand, was known to me. What I did not know, 
>> was the "fear" factor... Maybe the library should have been 
>> renamed to Deimos? :)
>
> What do you think where the term "PHOBia" came from??

That, for one, I missed it! Thanks!
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