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Post by Starlight_Corporation » Mon, 13. Dec 10, 19:56

A variant on Gold Dragon's thought.

Perhaps it stands for Space Police Patrol Network ? (Stellar/Star also works)
With the Logo, I believe it's also a friendly poke at the Star Trek series.
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Post by Gold Dragon » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 01:20

S could also be "Sector", as well.
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Post by zazie » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 13:20

Senatus Populusque Planetarum Novarum

(The Senat and the People of the New Planets [Aldrin], Analogon to SPQR Senatus populusque Romanorum, the battle sign of the Roman legions)

Se non e vero e ben trovato :mrgreen:

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Post by e1team » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 13:37

zazie wrote:Senatus Populusque Planetarum Novarum

(The Senat and the People of the New Planets [Aldrin], Analogon to SPQR Senatus populusque Romanorum, the battle sign of the Roman legions)

Se non e vero e ben trovato :mrgreen:
Guess that fits the most. Nice one!
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Post by Alan Phipps » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 13:38

You are all reading too much into it. It is just ship maintenance access for the Aldrin techies. With the aid of the indicating chevron, it stands for 'Service Panel - Press Nameplate'.

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Post by e1team » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 15:17

:lol:
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Post by Smacksim » Tue, 14. Dec 10, 18:18

zazie wrote:Senatus Populusque Planetarum Novarum

(The Senat and the People of the New Planets [Aldrin], Analogon to SPQR Senatus populusque Romanorum, the battle sign of the Roman legions)
I was thinking SPQR as well. Lemme just check my geek index..... yep, this is congruent with local geek factors. Long live the purple!
Alan Phipps wrote:You are all reading too much into it. It is just ship maintenance access for the Aldrin techies. With the aid of the indicating chevron, it stands for 'Service Panel - Press Nameplate'.
However, this fits the style of the animated characters in X, Betty, Autopillok, etc... Douglas Adams would be proud.

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Post by exogenesis » Wed, 15. Dec 10, 01:18

Some interesting/entertaining suggestions cropping up :thumb_up:

Maybe the timeline of X & Farnham's Legend imply that :
S = Solar / Sol
P = Planets / Planetary
which works with other ideas posted:
P = Police / Patrol / Protection
N = Network / Net / Nexus

Sol Planetary Protection Nexus ?

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