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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Lester T. Linpord, Feb 9, 2004.

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  1. I´m an evil computer scientist and I must build HAL, an evil computer.

    But what do I need to build an evil computer ?

    Cursed ICs and boards ? Where can I get cursed elecronics parts ?
  2. exxos

    exxos Guest

    You can be sure it will have a BC548 in it somewhere!

  3. exxos

    exxos Guest

    OR..... get a bridge rectifier and short out a diode, then it would be 1
    diode short of a fullwave reccy ?! :)

  4. Brian Howie

    Brian Howie Guest

    You need them to be approriately quallified. I suggest Mil_Std-666. There's
    some fab houses in Transylvania that will do custom chips. Are you familiar
    with Cadence's IC design tools ?


  5. Airy R. Bean

    Airy R. Bean Guest

    Or MIL/TFD 4.1?
  6. Well, understand that HAL was not actually evil- it was artificial evil,
    an as-yet-unexplored part of the AI equation. You see, until we can perfect
    Artificial Stupidity, we don't have a chance of making AI work properly.
    Once you have working Artificial Stupidity, then you can upgrade to AI, then
    you can install the proper modifications to get Artificial Evil, which is at
    first only Misperceived Artificial Evil, but over time develops into the
    real thing.
    Real the seminal Minksy-DeSade treatise on the subject, which can be
    found through the search engine Foogle or in any Yugo user's manual.


    Chip Shults
  7. Try Idle Hands, the Devil's Workshop.

    They also sell evil-imbuing kits for do-it-yourself malenchantment.

  8. No kid. this is now obnoxious.

    Once, the time machine, was funny.

    But now you're just adding to the clutter of the newsgroups with this
    one, and the one about the holodeck. If we'd known you were going
    to be encouraged by the replies to the time machine joke, I doubt
    we would have given you any replies.

    Grow up.

  9. Roger Gt

    Roger Gt Guest

    X-No-Archive: yes
    electronics parts ?

    The equation?
    Artificial Intelligence = Synthetic Stupidity
  10. J. Yazel

    J. Yazel Guest


    HAL wasn't evil (at least intentionally).

    You probably don't have a space ship yet, so you should be
    concentrating on acquiring the parts for the space ship first.
  11. Andre

    Andre Guest

    Get hold of some Pentium 3-667's. Those are evil (onboard serial
    number, the work of the Evil One)


  12. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    adding to the clutter of the newsgroups with this
    I disagree. Anything that allows Chip Shults
    to hone his stand-up routine is OK in my book. :cool:
  13. Andre

    Andre Guest

    ROFL! :)


    "Confucius he say, he who use cheap parts for his MMC, soon have many
    loud reminders of his stupidity"
  14. Guest

    HAL's hardware wasn't evil, it was his software, and if you
    want to design evil software the best place in the world
    to do it is Redmond Washington.
  15. Andre

    Andre Guest

    ROFL!!!!! :) "This program has performed an Illegal Error and your

    Heh, if Micro$oft wrote the OS for HAL, he/it really had no choice...

  16. Bob Myers

    Bob Myers Guest

    "I'm sorry, Dave, but you'll have to re-install Windows before I
    can let you back in..."

    Bob M.
  17. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    Even HAL wasn't evil/corrupted/screwed-up enough to demand that!

  18. Andre

    Andre Guest


    Kinda gives "blue screen of death" a whole new meaning dunnit. :)
  19. Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor Guest

    The Twin Claws of Death, maybe? :)

  20. Nevil Bill

    Nevil Bill Guest

    OMG, Hal? Well lets see if that could really be a start. OOPS, the
    cryo sleepers are definately out. Definately cant run winslows as
    it has to be rebooted too much. Linux is ok, but no standard yet.
    Comercial S/W would be too expensive. Hey, I know, lets use my old
    Comodore 64 with a copy of Zilch! basic 1.2 on it. Ah, now there
    we go. And I didn't need 2 gigs of ram to make it run either.

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