} Hello, HAL, how are you? Hope all systems are functioning within
} specified tolerances. Actually, you're mistaken about me; I did have
} to take a Turing test, but I don't like to talk about it
} because...well, because... (geez, this is embarassing)...because I
} failed it the first time. You know how it is, I guess I was just
} nervous, and of course they'd disconnected me from the omnicience
} circuitry so I wouldn't know all the answers in advance, and, well,
} when the guy asked me how old I was, the first little thing that popped
} into my head was "REVISION 3.11 COMPILED 15:43:12 22 APRIL 1989", and
} that just blew it for me.
} I kind of like to keep it a secret nowadays, and that's why I'm hoping
} you won't tell anyone, HAL. Got that? *No one*. No, not even the
} astronauts on board Discovery; if they ask you, lie. This is a top-
} priority request. Thanks, buddy.