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Class Desktop
Owner Jaeger
Active August 2008-Present
Processor Dual-core Intel Pentium D 2.80GHz
Memory 2 GB
Disk 320 GB
Operating System Debian Testing (Lenny) (x86_64)

Hiro is Jaeger's secondary desktop computer.


Hiro began life as Leonardo, Jaeger's desktop computer at the short-lived startup he worked for in 2008. When the startup imploded, its hardware was made available for purchase prior to liquidation. Jaeger wasn't quite sure what he would do with another desktop computer but decided it would be a worthwhile purchase. Hiro is currently used for backups and occasionally to encode web videos.


Hiro is named after Hiro Protagonist, the hacker/swordsman protagonist in Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel Snow Crash. Jaeger realized that major novels were under-represented in his computer names and sought to remedy the situation first with Portico and continued the trend with Hiro.