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Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Computers are machines made (or grown in some cases) to do tasks involving information processing, storage, and retrieval. Computers can do calculations, break codes and almost any other logical thing.

On Earth, computers were first being developed in the 20th century, and around the 1960s computers were ridiculously gigantic, like WOTAN for example. As time progressed, computers were developed and advanced more so that, by the early 21st century, a computer could fit in your lap and do much more than any old computer like WOTAN could ever do.

On a whole, a computer can become linked up with other computers to create an information network, which today exists as the Internet for us. (DW: The War Machines) The thing about computers, however, is that they are "very sophisticated idiots". They do whatever you tell them to at incredible speeds, so if you order it to kill you and then change your mind, it's very hard to stop it from obeying the original order (but it is not impossible). (DW: Robot)

Computers are also used aboard ships, usually referred to as "the ship's computer". Human ships of the 26th century used computers where the crew had to type in messages of what they were planning to do so the computer would know. (DW: Earthshock)

Some computers achieved apparent self-awareness, an example of this being the computer Xoanon. (DW: The Face of Evil) The War Machines were computers as well, and were able to achieve mobility, having been programed by WOTAN. (DW: The War Machines)

Mr Smith is usually refered to as a computer and performs many similar functions although he is actually a xylok.He has the ability to interface with other computers remotely or via the internet.

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Memory-beta

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A computer is an electronic device that can perform a variety of operations such as store information or calculate data. Computer have amazing storage and calculative properties that have constantly been enhanced over years of use. For example, in 2267 the USS Enterprise had twice the computing power of Earth did in 2200. (TOS novel: The Galactic Whirlpool).

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Federation Computers

During the mid-23rd century Federation starships were equipped with duotronic computers that were designed by Professor Richard Daystrom in 2243. However the early duotronic computers were very basic and had no real voice interaction at all. This changed in 2254, when the USS Enterprise was given advanced Calligar technology that allowed them to enhance their computers and allow voice interaction.

The Enterprise's first officer, Lt. Commander Morgan Robbins-Lefler (Leigh Chapel), decided to install the device aboard the Enterprise and programmed it with her voice as female voices were more authoritarian and cut through the air better than did male voices. When the Enterprise returned to Earth, this technology was copied and installed aboard all starships. (TOS novels: The Rift and Enterprise: The First Adventure).

Following a visit to Cygnet XIV in 2267, the Enterprise computer was becoming a little too personal with members of the crew, especially James T. Kirk. However, this was later remedied on a return visit to Cygnet XIV and the computer returned to its intended state (TOS episode: "Tomorrow is Yesterday" and novel: Web of the Romulans).

By the 24th century, computer technology had moved beyond duotronic computers and had become far more advanced(TNG episode Relics). Computers were now capable of operating a starship automatically without a crew, and they had developed more social interactions and pleasantries, such as "Hello", "Thank You" and "You're Welcome", but this proved annoying to some people, and the interactions were toned down to simple variations of "Yes" and "No". (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager).

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Muppet

Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Elmo's Computer appears regularly on the "Elmo's World" portions of Sesame Street. One of Elmo's crayon drawing furnishings, the computer bouncily attempts to present Elmo with his e-mail messages and videos. Initially uttering a generic "You've got mail", the computer now recites an energetic "Elmo's got mail!", while a fluttering, winged mail icon appears on its screen. The most active appearance was in episode, "Computers". Computer replaced "Elmocam" when it was first introduced in episode, "Computers".


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Fallout

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A computer is a machine which manipulates data according to a set of instructions. In the Fallout world, computers range from simple terminals to full blown Artificial Intelligences (or AIs).

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Background

One of the major effects of the timeline divergence is that instead of working to develop supercomputers and miniaturized electronics (in the process creating the first semiconductor, the transistor, in 1947), post-World War II humanity in the Fallout universe invested its technological efforts in further harnessing the atom. As a result, computers are far clunkier than the ones in our world and most still use monochromatic, text-based displays. Nonetheless, some are fairly advanced in terms of processing power and intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

In colloquial parlance, Artificial Intelligence refers to a computer that is "self-aware" - it is capable of not only logical deduction and reasoning, but knows of its own existence, the possibility of its own mortality (and immortality), and possesses creativity, desire, and, in many cases, emotion. Several AIs have appeared in the Fallout games.

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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

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Lostpedia

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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A Macintosh Plus computer (1986)

A computer is electronic device that can manipulate and store data.

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Quantum computers

Most computers used by the Federation during the 24th Century are quantum computers which use quantum mechanical phenomena of atoms to perform their operations. Quantum computers produce huge amounts of waste heat. Avoidance of problems with the waste heat of quantum computers was a topic of importance in city planning in Federation cities. (Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

The technology of spintronics mostly used in data storage devices is related to quantum comuputer technology.(Dragon Ball Z vs. Star Trek: The Way of Infinity)

Targeting computers

Lyran targeting computers were peculiar in so much that the pilot could override it. Both the tactical officer and the pilot could pinpoint a target and then have the choice of either "right-clicking", which puts the ship on intercept course for the target, or "left-clicking", which merely gives a target for the ship's weapons. Also, one could "macro" targets on the tactical console's keyboard. (RIS Bouteina: "The Measure of a Romulan")

String computer technology

The String was realised only one time at the Arale Supercomputer, due to it's high energy costs. Every String has the same performance as 5 Isolinear chips, but the system needs much energy, because strong gravity fields are needed to store a string at its place. One side effect of this computer technology is the creation of temporal anomalies. (Dragon Ball Z vs Star Trek The Beginning of Infinity: "Times of Change and Times for the search for luck")

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Starwars

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"It's amazing what computers can do these days."
―Garin

A computer was a basic form of electronic hardware used in many appliances throughout the galaxy, from droids to starfighters. A computer consisted of an input, a processor, and an output. A computer would use complex algorithms to run different protocols, from calculating numbers to controlling automated artificial life-forms.

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