back to article Shhh! HP's cloud is called, er, Scalene

Hewlett-Packard's as-yet-unannounced cloud will likely be known as HP Scalene, according to a recent trademark filing and domain registration. Apparently, HP is naming its cloud after a triangle. Or a neck muscle. Or a small ridge on your first rib. But the company spokesperson declined to comment on the moniker. In March, at …

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'Scalene'

Sounds like something for de-scaling water pipes.

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Happy

From the company who brought you Listerine, make way for new and improved...

wait, what?

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RE: 'Scalene'

Yeah, they probably fed half-a-dozen buzzwords into the marketting computer and it trumped out some Euro-acceptable word that is supposed to inspire all types of fuzzy, warm feelings in us customers. With any luck, it will mean something abusive in some esoteric rain-forest tribe language, they'll sue for millions, and it will be changed to something like "hp Cloud Services" (far too obvious and recognisable for marketting people to come up with).

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The completely irregular triangle...

...great choice. Nothing else says to me computing power, like an irregular triangle.

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Headmaster

Heard in the (American) deep south:

"Scalene, you tramp, I'se heerd you been foolin' 'round with my cousin Buford!"

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Paris Hilton

Excuse me but before I get to know you better...

Do you have Scalene.... ?

Paris because.. well ummm..

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Etymology

From the online etymology dictionary:

Scalene : "having unequal sides," 1680s, from L.L. scalenus, from Gk. skalenos "uneven, unequal, rough," from ... skolios "crooked," from PIE *(s)kel- "crooked, curved, bent; perverted"

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GoGo?

Isn't there a GoGo called Scalene? With apologies to those without children who think I mean a member of an all girl band from the 80's, whereas I actually mean a small piece of painted plastic, much beloved in playgrounds around the country.

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