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#1 dc3

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 07:50 PM

Arthur C. Clarke died today, may his books live on.

Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life.  You never know when one will leave you.

 

 

 

 


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Posted 18 March 2008 - 08:18 PM

May he rest in peace.


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 05:39 PM

20 years later and the warning of "HAL 9000" is still true..
...............creation of technologies that are not fully controllable.

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:33 PM

I believe that would be 20 years times two :thumbsup:
his work was, "something wonderful"
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20080323

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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:42 PM

Ooops my bad I did mean 40 ,must have been HAL :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 10:56 PM

HAL would disagree and tell you

The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.

although I'd have to agree with you and Dr. Frank Poole

Unfortunately that sounds a little like famous last words.

:thumbsup:

This is pretty cool
http://www.kubrick2001.com/

Edited by no one, 23 March 2008 - 11:04 PM.

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