I'm sorry Dave...

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  1. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    ...I can't do that.

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  2. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    great movie!
     
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  3. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    I suspect we all know how HAL was named? One letter on from I... B... M...

    Having worked for "Big Blue" I can confirm that HAL's "character flaws" and general disregard for human life also had a foundation :coco:
     
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  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    ...and I can confirm that it's not getting any better! I'm counting down eagerly to my planned early retirement next April.
     
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  5. As a person named Dave, I get a lot of kick out of this.

    BTW: Where was this?
     
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  6. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Dave, would you like to play chess?
     
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  7. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    "Daisy... Daisy..."
     
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I've always liked the idea (from the books) that HAL killed the astronauts because he was told to lie to them. To the computer, the lie was a bigger moral wrong than killing them so he didn't have to lie.
     
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  9. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Boston Museum of Science. They have a traveling exhibit of STEM Pop Culture items called Popology. I have more good stuff just needing post process. The HAL display was very neat up close, it even spoke some of the lines from 2001.
     
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  10. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    I really like that museum. I grew up about 50 miles form Boston and we made almost yearly trips. It's been decades since I've been there.
     
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  11. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    I understand that the HAL 9000 'user interface' was centred around a Nikkor 8mm fisheye lens, but I don't know what caused the steady red glow. Was it something as simple as a torch bulb shining through a piece of red filter ?

    I love the film, but it's not one I want to sit through too often. Once every fifteen years or so is plenty.

    -R
     
  12. Covey22

    Covey22 SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Probably. The prop would have been built in 1967 (?) or 68, bulbs would have made more readily available and cheaper to use. HAL's POV was shot using a 160 degree lens according to one source I saw.