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Thread: Origin Of Avtar

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    Cool Origin Of Avtar

    EveryBody at Ao is proud of their avtars ....but do u know whats the origin of avtar

    In Sanskrit AVTAR= incarnation.

    yup Avtar is the exact sanskrit word now extensively used in Hindi lang too.

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    Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
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    AntiOnline Senior Member souleman's Avatar
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    Except we use Avatar, not avtar. But that is the origin of it. Your avatar is your online pressence, or incarnation.
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    but only for your enemy\"
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    I'm fascinated...

    No one but me can save myself, but it\'s too late
    Now I can think, think why I should even try

    Yesterday seems as though it never existed
    Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye...

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    my mistake souleman actualy its avatar in sanskrit too....................
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    An episode of the X Files is 'Avatar',
    Season 3, Episode 21.

    However, it has no connection with the Internet... Assistant Director Skinner wakes up with a dead woman in his bed, and Mulder & Scully find out that she was a prostitute who had been hired by a man who attempts to kill Skinner's wife (Or something like that).

    (Ya know, just usual kind of stuff to happen to an FBI employee)
    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them.
    One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
    (The Lord Of The Rings)

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    Now, RFC Compliant! Noia's Avatar
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    I knew this....btw did u know that the Root account in some systems are often called Avetar for security reasons....

    Avetar means a (re-)incarnated deiety (I hope that's right).
    awww well, I may havge it wrrong...
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    Senior Member Ouroboros's Avatar
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    http://abacus.best.vwh.net/oro/ouroboros.html <---the description of the ouroboros...
    the (current) visual avatar is the yin-yang ...ties in closely with the ouroboros...

    "entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"

    "entities should not be multiplied beyond necessity."

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    avatar n. Syn.

    [in Hindu mythology, the incarnation of a god] 1. Among people working on virtual reality and cyberspace interfaces, an avatar is an icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality. The term is sometimes used on MUDs. 2. [CMU, Tektronix] root, superuser. There are quite a few Unix machines on which the name of the superuser account is `avatar' rather than `root'. This quirk was originated by a CMU hacker who found the terms `root' and `superuser' unimaginative, and thought `avatar' might better impress people with the responsibility they were accepting

    Taken from the Jargon Lexicon of Tuxedo.Org, I think this pretty much describes what an avatar is

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    Drats! Acid you beat me to the punch.
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