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Re:Um Suzie, I remember Heuristic Algorithm Logic Machine or Carl for short?

You probably wouldn't have asked me that if you only knew how much of a geeky, movie useless-trivia buff and other kinds of trivia buff and well, pretty much useless in general, I am too ;)

You have a good memory, the American version of the movie used HAL for short in English (Heuristically programmed ALgorithmic computer). The French version of the movie used the name CARL for short in French (Cerveau Analytique de Recherche et de Liaison). Unfortunately a goof in the French version still showed the camera plates that read "HAL9000".

I have taken a lot of abuse from my own HAL/CARL, but if he ever pees on my carpet he's outta here.


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