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Discussion in 'Questions & Suggestions for CFnet Staff' started by Papa Zoom, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. th1b.taylor

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    No, PZ, that is an Angel.:biggrin2
     
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    No.......there are 5.......you are a special case......
     
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    I prefer those that can transform from a semi to a taking robot.they were a face symbol that was symbolic of the quintessons.
     
  4. Edward

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    With HAL of course. They're too spoiled & overpaid to browse conversations themselves...no robots, no NSA for the most part lol.

    Anybody know the significance of Hal's name? Who he was named after so to speak?
     
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    Hal if I know. View attachment 10743 View attachment 10744
     
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    ahhhh, my guardian angel carries around a rollin pin....hmmmmmmm
     
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    The letters in Hal, are all one letter off from being IBM. But IBM wanted too much money to let them use their name in the movie, so they tweaked it to HAL, lol.
     
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    Heuri-who? Lol. I never heard that one. Wiki didn't say anything about IBM? I heard the IBM thing on tv long time ago.
     
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    Origin of name
    HAL's name, according to writer Arthur C. Clarke, is derived from Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer.[7] After the film was released fans noticed HAL was a one-letter shift from the name IBM and there has been much speculation since that this was a dig at the large computer company,[19] something that has been denied by both Clarke and 2001 director Stanley Kubrick.[1] Clarke addressed the issue in his book The Lost Worlds of 2001:[7]

    ...about once a week some character spots the fact that HAL is one letter ahead of IBM, and promptly assumes that Stanley and I were taking a crack at the estimable institution ... As it happened, IBM had given us a good deal of help, so we were quite embarrassed by this, and would have changed the name had we spotted the coincidence.

    IBM was consulted during the making of the film and their logo can be seen on props in the film including Pan Am Clipper's cockpit instrument panel and on the lower arm keypad on Poole's space suit. During production it was brought to IBM's attention that the film's plot included a homicidal computer but they approved association with the film if it was clear any "equipment failure" was not related to their products.[20][21] wiki
     
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    So it does! So it was not about money, just coincidence.

    Just when ya think you know something you find out you don't, lol. Story of my life. :lol
     
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    That was my guess, and then you went all nerd on me. I'll call the Geek Squad and send em to your house. Can I call you Sheldon from now on?
     
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    Ohhhhhhhhh!!! Sheldon?!
    Thems fightin words! Sheldon is.... Sheldon. bwahahahaha

    :couch
     
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