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east tx skier
07-23-2004, 08:04 PM
Well, this makes 2001 posts for me. So in lieu of anything more interesting, I thought I'd share this with you. Enjoy.

07-23-2004, 08:22 PM
Nice pictureDoug!Did you take it?
2000 posts...That's a lot.
Always nice to read you... :toast:
...And why not a dancing banana to celebrate that! :banana:

When i click the link i get some classical music stuff??? :confused:

east tx skier
07-23-2004, 08:24 PM
This makes 2002. That was 2001. Tried my best to upload the music to go with it, but stupid dial up wouldn't handle it and I couldn't find a link to it that would work. D'oh!

07-23-2004, 08:48 PM
Nice shot! :banana:

07-23-2004, 10:30 PM
"Dave- what are you doing, Dave? I can't let you do that, Dave." Hal

07-24-2004, 01:32 AM
:toast: :worthy: :toast:


east tx skier
07-24-2004, 05:20 PM
I was so close to a Hal Avatar yesterday, but didn't think anybody would catch it.

Let's have some theories as to what the point of 2001 was. I've heard theories, but I think it was the precursor to the "show about nothing."

07-24-2004, 06:33 PM
I have heard that Arthur C did a lot of acid, so who knows what he was thinking about at the time. On the other hand, he did come up with the concept of satellites being far enough from Earth to be in geosynchronous orbit, but that may have been before the drugs.

07-24-2004, 09:09 PM
I haven't a clue what ya'll are talking about? :confused:

07-24-2004, 09:26 PM
Brian- you haven't seen 2001: A Space Oddysey? It's pretty hard to watch, especially all the way through.

The Clarke Belt is named after Arthur C Clarke and this is where satellites that don't move are installed, 22,300 miles above Earth. Not enough gravity to pull them back in, not enough momentum to let them go out into deeper space. GPS and TV birds are in this belt.

"There is no gravity- the Earth sucks"

07-24-2004, 09:30 PM
No, haven't seen that one. Not a big Sci-Fi guy.

east tx skier
07-25-2004, 11:03 AM
It is pretty hard for me to watch, too. I've always heard that the movie (haven't read the book) was geared toward the evolution of the relationship between man and his tools.

lakes Rick
07-25-2004, 12:25 PM
If you want to call 30 minutes of monkeys beating on bones and throwing them in the air boring I would have to agree with you..

As a kid who grew up reading Sci Fi, the movies were always so dissapointing.. Godzilla, mothra, 2001, they were all terrible.. I remember going to Star wars in 77.. I thought WOW, now we are talking.. Look at the well done movies base on the comics, the new I'Robot... I wish these great sci fi's were aroung when I was a kid....

east tx skier
07-26-2004, 10:06 AM
The monkeys was as good as that got for me! :uglyhamme

The spacescapes and spaceships in 2001 were the precursors to Star Wars. I'm with you, Rick. Star Wars (Empire actually) was as scifi as I got.

River Rat
05-26-2006, 03:36 PM
WOW 2001 post now that is something :friday:

88 PS190
05-26-2006, 03:39 PM
:uglyhamme :uglyhamme lol......................

05-26-2006, 04:33 PM
Stupid piece of 2001 trivia...if you take each of the letters in the fictional computer's name H-A-L and "increase" them by one letter each you get IBM.

05-30-2006, 06:01 AM
Stupid piece of 2001 trivia...if you take each of the letters in the fictional computer's name H-A-L and "increase" them by one letter each you get IBM.

If you do the same thing with VMS (you old DEC guys already know this), you get WNT (Windows NT)