• HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist

    • Buzz Aldrin
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
      Posted 09/02/2017 12:53 PM - Hide
    • . posted:
      Aldrin decided to leave the radar on when it wasn't needed or planned for.

      I'll knock you the fuck out, you punk. I've been to the goddamn moon, you can't get out of your mother's basement. THE GODDAMN MOON! And I should have been first, not that pansy Armstrong.
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    • Texas Crazypants
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
      Posted 09/02/2017 05:12 PM - Hide
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      Kubrick was technical advisor for NASA at the time of the Apollo program. Kubrick was inspired by NASA and NASA was inspired by Kubrick.

      For example, the famous shots where the Apollo first or second stage is seen from inside the rocket dropping off and earth is seen below are probably filmed by Kubrick - the earth does not move in those shots even if the rocket is going very fast.

      All of that is true, but it has nothing to do with naming the computer in 2001 HAL.

      H + 1 = I
      A + 1 = B
      L + 1 = M

      And at the time 2001 was made, IBM was the biggest and best known computer company in the world.

      Only a complete retard would think that it's all just a big coincidence.
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    • Really Justtin Sane
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
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    • Deputy_Winston posted:
      Bullshit.
      HAL = IBM one letter off.

      Clever :thumbup::lol:
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    • Really Justtin Sane
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
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    • Buzz Aldrin posted:
      . posted:
      Aldrin decided to leave the radar on when it wasn't needed or planned for.

      I'll knock you the fuck out, you punk. I've been to the goddamn moon, you can't get out of your mother's basement. THE GODDAMN MOON! And I should have been first, not that pansy Armstrong.

      :lmao:
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
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    • Texas Crazypants posted:
      All of that is true, but it has nothing to do with naming the computer in 2001 HAL.

      H + 1 = I
      A + 1 = B
      L + 1 = M

      And at the time 2001 was made, IBM was the biggest and best known computer company in the world.

      Only a complete retard would think that it's all just a big coincidence.

      Ummm, can you find the name and quote from circa 1960s-1970s from the CEO of IBM stating that the computer is just a fad that will pass? Serious.
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
      Posted 09/02/2017 06:22 PM - Hide
    • This thread has legs.
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    • Re: HAL computer in Kubrick's Space 2001 was named after brilliant Apollo computer scientist
      Posted 09/02/2017 06:32 PM - Hide
    • . posted:
      HAL was named after Haleischa Tucker, one of the brilliant "Hidden Figures" African-American mathematicians who made the Apollo program possible.

      ...except that she went by "Hallie" and was a strict AME Zion woman who would never have gotten involved with Kubrick's satanic Eyes Wide Shut tricknology.
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