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Old 07-12-2005, 02:53 PM
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Default Dorkiphus? What does it mean?????

I am sure that it has some hidden meaning from Gmund Austria or something from Porsche's past, but I don't know it.

Fill me in???

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Old 07-12-2005, 03:20 PM
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Welcome, Bert. I think Kurt summed it up pretty well a while back.

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The story that was passed down from generation to generation to me is that one of the Web founders had a domain name of Dorkiphus that was sitting unused. When the damn fine idea of this site popped up it was put into service right off the shelf. When the site started to take off the “Originators” asked what name to give it and the overwhelming vote was keep this one in place.

It is a derivation of the fable of Sisyphus. He was a poor bastard condemned for eternity into pushing a rock up a hill so steep that just as he was near the top it would get away from him, roll back down and he would have to start over. Modern version is writing computer code from what I have heard, hence the “dork” modification. Early Porsches are also an unending labor in my opinion.
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Old 07-12-2005, 03:44 PM
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Early Porsches? Ha! My perfect 993 is a neverending work in progress!
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Early Porsches? Ha! My perfect 993 is a neverending work in progress!
Oh you mean your 10 year old car? vs the 22 year old car?
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The 22yr old car would be fine if it weren't for all that damn wildlife.
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:26 AM
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Early Porsches? Ha! My perfect 993 is a neverending work in progress!
Rick, that's because you took a perfect car and tried to improve it.
You want to improve something get a 914.
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Sisyphus, Dorkiphus, whatever. At this point I just want to commit suicide.
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Sisyphus, Dorkiphus, whatever. At this point I just want to commit suicide.
Why so?
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:54 AM
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Sisyphus, Dorkiphus, whatever. At this point I just want to commit suicide.
Here here...........
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:29 AM
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Actually, I think I did improve my 993. Sat. I was driving it and pulled up next to a super clean, but stock guards red 993. His had stock US ride height, probably shot original shocks, stock wimpy exhaust, 16" cup wheels, black calipers, etc. Mine looked and sounded a lot better. Now the SC has kept me busy!
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