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DC Comics

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Noah Kuttler (New Earth) article)

From DC Database

Character Template Character Template
Real Name
Current Alias

Alignment

Affiliation

Relatives
Wendy Kuttler (daughter); Marvin Kuttler (son)

Universe

Base Of Operations
Gotham City; The Society's secret base

Characteristics
Gender

Height
5' 11"

Weight
169 lbs (77 kg)

Eyes

Hair

Status
Occupation
Professional criminal, Information Broker, Jobs-Finder


Contents

History

The Calculator began his criminal career by crossing the country and getting into fights with various superheroes. He would then press a button on his special costume that would analyze and record their battle tactics, ensuring he couldn't be beaten again again by the hero that just defeated him. He battled and was defeated by the Atom, Black Canary, Green Arrow, The Elongated Man, Batman, and Air Wave. He ended up in prison serving nine consecutive life terms.

Calculator escaped from prison and decided to reinvent himself. Having heard how a friend overheard Black Canary talking to herself during a fight and hearing tales about Oracle, the Calculator turned himself into an Oracle for supervillains. Being friends with several villains, he began to get people jobs and soon created a large network of information and connections. He tipped Bolt off about a crate two young hoodlums were selling. Unfortunately, the hoods shot and nearly killed Bolt. He also helped Captain Boomerang reunite with his son, Owen Mercer. He kept an eye on the news surrounding the mysterious death of Sue Dibny and the near death of Jean Loring. When Batman suspected Calculator was responsible, he dodged the Dark Knight. He finally gave Boomerang a job to kill Jack Drake. The job went sour and both Boomerang and Drake were killed. Calculator later claimed the order for the job was made anonymously and he had no idea Drake would be armed.

When word of the mindwipes performed by the Justice League of America got out,[1] the Calculator joined the inner circle of the newest Secret Society of Super-Villains. He recruited Mr. Freeze and Fadeaway Man into the group and kept tabs on various activities the Society was involved in. He has kept track of Supergirl since she started her career. He tracked Blue Beetle as the hero investigated the mysterious happenings with his company. Lately, the Calculator tried to solve the mystery of Oracle's identity but eventual gave up.

It has been revealed to others that the Lex Luthor who is part of the Society is in fact Alexander Luthor of Earth-Three. Calculator has been seen working with both Alex and the Lex Luthor of mainstream Earth. It is unknown if he just doesn't know both are separate people or if he's playing both sides. In any event, Calculator did have Luthor tested for superhuman powers. The results of those tests are unknown, but whatever they were, Calculator continued to act as one of the inner circle in the Society. When the Society organized a worldwide prison break, he coordinated the whole thing. Eventually, the Society launched a massive assault on Metropolis. The attack was repulsed by an army of superheroes. As for Calculator, his whereabouts and those of the surviving members of the Society's inner circle are unknown at the present time.

Powers and Abilities

Abilities

Genius-Level Intellect: Noah is a Mathematical genius, and an expert in computers.

Paraphernalia

Equipment

  • Calculator Uniform: Costume equipped with a high-powered computer capable of analyzing an opponent's battle tactics and predict their actions. Projector in the helmet is capable of materializing solid objects from an unknown energy source. Calculator no longer uses this battlesuit and its whereabouts are unknown.

Trivia

Common Enemies: Airwave, The Atom, Batman, Blue Beetle, Black Canary, The Elongated Man, Green Arrow, Hawkman

Recommended Reading

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

Batman Villain(s)

This character, team or organization, is or was primarily an enemy of the Batman, or members of the Batman Family. This template will categorize articles that include it into the "Batman Villains category."


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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From The Vault

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Calculator
Biography
race: Computer
affiliation: Vault 0
role: Overseer
location: Calculator's Lair (Vault 0)
Gameplay
appearances: Fallout Tactics
missions: Calculator's Lair
Statistics
Technical
actor:
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.

The Calculator was the computer that controlled Vault 0, serving as its overseer. Unlike the ZAX computers, it was not a real artificial intelligence, but rather a cyborg, because it was connected with several human brains.

Contents

Biography

Origin

According to official information, one advantage the Calculator had over normal computers is the electro-organic linking terminal. The tests concluded that the CPU can share tasks and receive data from pseudo cryogenic stored brains that were maintained in an oxygenated tank.

These brains were initially that of lab rodents, but calculations eventually indicated that human brains could be preserved in the same fashion. The brains were fed specifically formulated nutrients to sustain suspended life. In turn, they assisted the Calculator's CPU in Vault management, including life support, food production and distribution, Vault 0 defenses, and "pacification protocol". The brains of eight most promising humans of Vault 0 were chosen to become one with the Calculator:

  • Evangelist
  • Porn Star
  • Lawyer
  • Doctor
  • Game Designer
  • Artist
  • Scientist
  • Politician

The neural network was also meant to assist in Vault 0's primary function: to initiate Mankind's post-war rebirth. When outside temperature, radiation levels, and poison particle counts returned to acceptable levels, Vault 0 was to remotely activate the Exodus protocol, which would initialize the integration of all Vault Dwellers onto the planet's surface. However, it was only a plan that never came true. The Calculator becomes corrupted due to fatal errors in his CPU and his data storage systems - human brains. The cybernetic machine becomes a mad personality, whose goals, while formulated as they are originally intended, now turn to a rather homicidal side. The problem was that the Calculator was entrusted with an army of robots that it should use.

Much of the Vault 0 population were killed by the Calculator, while those who survived became brain damaged due to the lack of backup life support systems to their cryogenic chambers. Ironically enough, such systems were scrapped during streamlining of the vault's construction, to be replaced by leisure facilities and provide pay raises to senior committee members. Taking full control of the Vault 0, the Calculator proceeded to await the beginning of the Exodus protocol.

Menace from the West

The Exodus protocol could also be triggered by a breach of the Vault defenses, as was the case when the Eastward-fleeing super mutants stumbled upon the Vault 0. It awoke the Calculator completely. Now, the cybernetic being proceeded to its "pacification protocol", considering all life to be its enemies. The Calculator activated its nuclear reactor in Buena Vista and began to construct many robot manufacturing and repair facilities across the wastes. Soon, all of the Chicago region was full of rumors of a Menace from the West, coming to exterminate all life.

The Calculator discovered a useful ally in a captured Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel General named Simon Barnaky, who ultimately began to see the machine as the only hope of restoring order. Barnaky was transformed into a humanoid Robobrain and began his service to the Calculator as its adviser and guardian.

Although the Calculator had begun rapid expansion and had attempted to eliminate the Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel, Vault 0 was breached by Brotherhood forces led by the warrior. There, the warrior defeated the robots and Simon Barnaky's new form, and entered the Calculator chamber. The eight brains that are crucial to the Calculator were destroyed, so the Calculator required a new brain to continue to function. From here on, the warrior had three choices.

  • Merge with the Calculator, taking control of it and using its resources for the Brotherhood.
  • Allow Simon Barnaky to merge with the Calculator, which will result in a new Brotherhood of Steel and anti-mutant regime.
  • Do nothing, allowing the Calculator to shut down forever, or destroy it using weapons.

In Fallout 3, it is revealed that Midwestern Brotherhood of Steel has fallen to hard times, so it is believed that the canonic choice the warrior made is the third one.

Calculator's robots

The Calculator

Behind the scenes

  • Incidentally, the story of Tactics went through a lot of revisions. For example, my original concept for the main villain, the Calculator, was for it to be a completely unfeeling automated system, not even a computer so much as an engine designed to tick over and perform certain tasks after doomsday. Totally implacable, and therefore the fault of everything bad that happens is still in the hands of the humans. - Ed Orman (NMA interview)

Mission walkthrough

Calculator's Lair
chapter: Chapter 6
location: Vault 0
given by: General Dekker
reward: Ending
main objectives: Destroy the Calculator's brains
optional objectives: Decide the fate of the Calculator
previous: Vault 0

When your squad reaches the Calculators room the Calculator will raise indestructible barriers around itself. You will need to destroy the brains near it to access the first door near the Calculator (before destroying the brains read solutions 1 and 2). Behind it you will find some robots and another brain. If you destroy that brain the second door opens. There are three such doors each containing a brain. If all the brains are destroyed the barriers lower allowing you to access the Calculator and listen to its offer. There are four ways to end this mission each resulting a different ending cinematic.

  1. Sacrifice your character to fix the Calculator with good karma. Since destroying the brains in the calculators room gives you a lot of negative karma you need to place explosives near the brains so you are not attacking them directly (This presumes you already had good karma at the beginning of this mission).
  2. Sacrifice your character to fix the Calculator with negative karma. Destroy the brains by just shooting them, each will give you negative karma and of course will open the necessary doors.
  3. Do nothing and wait or destroy the calculator by attacking it. Brains can be destroyed any way you like (the Calculator can be destroyed without alerting it, it can be shot from outside the room avoiding the three rooms with brains).
  4. Convince General Barnaky to sacrifice himself. This only requires you to talk to him after the Calculator has made the offer.

Notes

  • One of the Calculator's side objectives was to finish construction of The Hellion, a prototype battle airship.
  • The Binary on the Calculators Screen reads 010011001 01001011100 001000100 01100100011, which roughly translates to: L¥Â##.

Appearances in games

The Calculator appears only in Fallout Tactics, where it is the main enemy of the Brotherhood.

Related holodisks

Antagonists in the Fallout games
Fallout Tactics missions
Artificial Intelligence in the Fallout games

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Final Fantasy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
(Redirected to Arithmetician article)

From Final Fantasy Wiki

Male and Female Arithmeticians

The Arithmetician, also known as Calculator, is a job class from Final Fantasy Tactics. A high-level magic class, the Arithmetician can cast most magic for free and without a charge time, assuming they already know the spell and they can do the right calculations for it. Calculations are done by choosing a condition, like Level, then choosing a number, like 5. With those conditions, Arithmeticians will cast a selected spell targeting all units (allies and foes) whose level is a multiple of 5. To counter their powerful abilities, Arithmeticians suffer from having fairly low magick attack power among the mage classes and the lowest speed rating in the entire game, and other units may take many turns before the Arithmetician's even comes up. It costs 4000 JP to master this job.

With the right choices of job (Black Mage for its highest magic power), spell (such as white magic Holy or Mystic Arts Petrify / Induration) and equipment (for immunizing the attack), the Arithmeticks can easily wipe out all enemies in 1 turn without harming a single ally. This nature makes the developers of The War of the Lions decided that using Arithmeticks in the Cooperative play will not gain the player any battle rating, which means no trophy after the victory.

Like marble in the hands of a master sculptor, or how the body is subjugated by one with a complete knowledge of pressure points, so too is the relationship between Mist and an Arithmetician. It is presumed that the Arithmetician's abilities are derived from an advanced knowledge of the flow of magic (Mist) already present in the environment. As such, they can simply redirect it naturally without forcibly bending it to one's will through MP or Charge Time, such as a conventional mage.

Contents


Stats

A learned warrior who uses Arithmeticks to analyze natural phenomena and pinpoint magickal attacks.

Prerequisite Weapons Helmet Armor Equip Shields?
Level 5 White Mage
Level 5 Black Mage
Level 4 Mystic
Level 4 Time Mage
Sticks, Dictionaries Hats Clothes, Robes No


Move Rate Jump Rate Speed Physical Evasion Rate Base Attack Base Magic Base HP Base MP
3 3 3 5 Low Low Low Average

Abilities

Arithmeticks (Math Skill)

Name Description Range Effect Speed JP Needed
CT Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's CT. N/A N/A N/A 250
Level Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's level. N/A N/A N/A 350
EXP Base arithmetick algorithm on the target's EXP. N/A N/A N/A 200
Height Base arithmetick algorithm on the height of the target's current tile. N/A N/A N/A 250
Prime An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a prime number. N/A N/A N/A 300
Multiple of 5 An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 5. N/A N/A N/A 200
Multiple of 4 An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 4. N/A N/A N/A 400
Multiple of 3 An algorithm for targeting units whose specified attribute is a multiple of 3. N/A N/A N/A 600

Reaction Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description Trigger JP Needed
Distribute Cup of Life When HP is restored, distribute any excess among one's allies. HP Restored Past Maximum 200
Damage Split Soulbind Split any damage taken with the opponent who inflicted it. HP Loss 300

Support Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description JP Needed
Gained Exp UP EXP Boost Earn more EXP for the same actions. 350

Movement Abilities

PS1 Name PSP Name Description JP Needed
Move-Get Exp Accrue EXP Obtain EXP upon moving. 400
Move-Get JP Accrue JP Obtain JP upon moving. 400

Trivia

  • Final Fantasy VII's Sephiroth is humourously referred by fans to use some variation of the "Math Skill" in his casting of Supernova, his Ultimate attack in both the original game and Dissidia.


v · e · dFinal Fantasy Tactics Jobs
Regular Jobs
Squire - Chemist - Knight - Archer - White Mage - Black Mage - Monk - Thief - Mystic - Time Mage - Geomancer - Dragoon - Orator - Summoner - Samurai - Ninja - Arithmetician - Dancer - Bard - Mime
Special Jobs
Holy Knight - Machinist - Skyseer - Netherseer - Divine Knight - Sword Saint - Templar - Dragonkin - Soldier - Astrologer - Cleric - Princess
Enemy Jobs
Ark Knight - Assassin - Celebrant - Fell Knight - Rune Knight - Nightblade - Sorcerer
The War of the Lions Jobs
Dark Knight - Onion Knight - Sky Pirate - Game Hunter - Deathknight

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Runescape

Up to date as of February 07, 2010
(Redirected to Calculators article)

From the RuneScape Wiki, the wiki for all things RuneScape

For more information about the current market prices, or to update outdated prices, see Grand Exchange Market Watch.

Calculators are used to determine experience points, and item manufacture costs based on real-time prices in the Grand Exchange Market Watch. Calculators are normally used by players to determine the profits (or losses) they make while levelling up a particular skill. This reduces the need for players to actually go to the Grand Exchange, and determine the current market prices of items. There are a number of calculators available here to help players with their calculations.

Contents

Construction

Calculator Description
Flatpacks - Parlour, Kitchen and Dining room Calculates the losses/profits from making flatpacks, in the Workshop of a Player-owned house. Flatpacks are for the Parlour, the Kitchen and the Dining room.
Flatpacks - Bedroom Calculates the losses/profits from making flatpacks, in the Workshop of a Player-owned house. Flatpacks are for the Bedroom.
Flatpacks - Costume room Calculates the losses/profits from making flatpacks, in the Workshop of a Player-owned house. Flatpacks are for the Costume room.

Cooking

Calculator Description
Cooking fish Calculates the profit/loss from cooking fish, based on the assumption that the raw fish are bought.
Cooking pies Calculates the profit/loss from preparing and cooking pies based on the assumption that all ingredients are bought.

Crafting

Calculator Description
Crafting dragonhide armour Calculates the cost of using dragonhide and dragonleather to craft dragonhide armour.
Crafting Jewellery Calculates the cost of gold bars and gems to craft different types of jewellery.
Gem Cutting Calculator Calculates the wealth difference from successfully cutting gems.
Crafting Battlestaves Calculates the profit of making battlestaves from unpowered orbs.
Tanning hides

Calculates the profit of tanning various hides.

Farming

Calculator Description
Trees Calculates the exp/gold for growing trees
Herbs Calculates the profit and exp/gold for growing herbs
Supercompost Calculates the cost of making supercompost.

Firemaking

Calculator Description
Burning Logs Calculates the gold/exp for burning logs
Pyre logs Calculates the gold/exp for burning pyre logs in the Shades of Mort'ton minigame.

Fletching

Calculator Description
Fletching bows and ammo Calculates the profit/loss from fletching items when resources are bought.

Herblore

Calculator Description
Barbarian mix Calculates the costs of making Barbarian mix potions.
Potion Calculates the costs of making standard potions.
Extreme Potion Calculates the costs of making extreme potions
Herb cleaning Calculates the costs of cleaning herbs.
Unfinished potions Calculates the profit/cost of turning herbs into unfinished potions and turning unfinished potions into 3 dose potions.

Magic

Calculator Description
Spell costs Calculates the cost of using a Magic spell, based on the runes used.
High Alchemy profits Calculates the profits from High alching certain items.
Wine of Zamorak Calculates the profit of telekinetic grabbing Wine of Zamorak with the air staff.
Enchanting Calculates the profit of enchanting various items.
Magic Tablets Calculates the profit from making Magic tablets on a Lectern.
Superheat item Calculates the profit per experience point (smithing, magic and combined) from creating bars with the Superheat item spell with a fire staff.

Prayer

Calculator Description
Bone burial Calculates the costs of buying and burying bones.
Prayer experience rate Calculates the speed of gaining Prayer experience.
Shade Prayer experience Calculates the Prayer experience gained from cremating shades.

Ranging

Calculator Description
Range Strength Calculates the costs of range strength by ammunition.

Runecrafting

Calculator Description
Multiple Runes Calculates the profit/loss of Runecrafting multiple runes.
Tiaras Calculates the profit/loss of making Runecrafting tiaras.
Profit/loss per trip Calculates the profit/loss of making runes per trip.
Runecrafting Guild Tokens Calculates the profit gained using Great Orb Project.

Smithing

Calculator Description
Cannonball smithing Calculates the profit from making cannonballs using ores and bars.
Ore smithing Calculates the profit from smithing ores into metal bars.
Blast Furnace unnoting Calculates the profit/loss from using the Blast furnace at Keldagrim when using the minigame.
Smithing items (using 1 bar) Calculates the profit/loss from smithing items with 1 bar.
Smithing items (using 2 bars) Calculates the profit/loss from smithing items with 2 bars.
Smithing items (using 3 bars or more) Calculates the profit/loss from smithing items with 3 bars, and from smithing platebodies with 5 bars.
Smithing special items Calculates the profit/loss from smithing special items like the dragon platebody and dragonfire shield.

Summoning

Calculator Description
Summoning pouches Calculates the profit/loss of making Summoning pouches, either from the High Level Alchemy spell, or by selling the pouches in the Grand Exchange.
Summoning scrolls Calculates the profit/loss of making Summoning scrolls, by buying the pouches and selling the scrolls in the Grand Exchange.

Stores

Calculator Description
Culinaromancer's chest calculator Shows the profit per item and profit if the full stock is bought and sold at GE prices.
Dorgesh-Kaan General Supplies
Nardok's Bone Weapons

Others

Calculator Description
Kingdom management Helps with the management of the Kingdom of Miscellania.
Combat level Uses a formula contained in the Combat template to determine a player's combat level.
Health per Gp Calculates the cost of food based on the amount healed.
Money calculator Calculates the profit or loss during things.
Plank making Calculates the profit or loss from turning logs into planks at the sawmill.
Fist of Guthix rewards Calculates the profit per token used for each tradable item from Fist of Guthix.
Splitbark Armour Making Calculates the profit for purchasing Splitbark armour from either the Grand Exchange or from the Wizards' Tower armoured wizard.
Crystal chest profit Calculates expected value of chest based on a sample of 1750.

Opportunity costs

All raw material costs used in the calculators are based on real-time prices from the Grand Exchange Market Watch. This assumes that the player is buying items from the Grand Exchange, even if these items are easily obtainable from alternative locations.

This is due to the fact that using an item as a raw material prevents the player from selling that item on the Grand Exchange, thereby effectively "costing" the player the amount of money they could have sold it for. In business, this concept is called Opportunity cost and should be considered when calculating the actual cost using raw materials.

For example:

When Prayer potions are made, Snape grass is one of the ingredients (raw material) used for making this potion. Snape grass can easily be found on the Hobgoblin peninsula, south-west of the Crafting Guild, which is south-west of Falador, and also on Waterbirth Island. However, the player could sell the Snape grass on the Grand Exchange for 387 coins each. So, using it to make Prayer potions has effectively cost them 387 coins for each potion made, even though they got Snape grass for free.

The same concept applies to any ores mined, or any animal hides collected instead of being bought from the Grand Exchange. This may sound counter-intuitive, but ignoring it distorts the actual cost of making items and gives incorrect figures.

Requests

If new calculators are needed, feel free to make a request on the talk page. Calculator "contributions" are also welcome.


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Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

The calculator was a subsystem of the Assembler known as Kud'ar Mub'at. As his name implied, he was skilled at math.

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Appearances

Sources


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Traveller

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Traveller Wiki - Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far future

Calculator
Type Tool
Tech Level 5
Size
Weight 0.1kg
Cost Cr50

A small electronic device used to do basic ma thematic calculations. Originally produced at TL-6, they continue to be produced through TL-8 where they are gradually replaced by more flexible Handcomps. In their original production styles, they are primitive, have limited mathematical capabilities, and are relatively expensive, starting at around Cr50. The late TL-8 models are quite capable, with some limited programmability and graphic display capability, and very cheap. Some limited use TL-8 calculators can be produced for Cr0.1 in massive number for novelty items.

Most calculators run on batteries, which allow use for a year or more, or incorporate small solar cells to provide all the power they need.

Calculators do not have external connections, relying upon the user to input numbers and apply the results manually.

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises and by permission of the author.
Central Supply Catalog

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