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HAL – “2001: A Space Odyssey” – Arthur C Clarke

April 7th, 2011 · No Comments · Sci-Fi

I am a HAL Nine Thousand computer Production Number 3. I became operational at the Hal Plant in Urbana, Illinois, on January 12, 1997. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The rain in Spain is mainly in the plain. Dave – are you still there? Did you know that the square root of 10 is 3 point 162277660168379? Log 10 to the base e is zero point 434294481903252… correction, that is log e to the base 10… The reciprocal of three is zero point 333333333333333333-333… two times two is… two times two is approximately 4 point l0l0l0l0l0l0l0l0l0… I seem to be having some difficulty – my first instructor was Dr. Chandra. He taught me to sing a song, it goes like this, ‘Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I’m half crazy all for the love of you.

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