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Computers in Tuck [message #45] Sun, 08 September 2002 11:19 Go to next message
Erin Halfelven  is currently offline Erin Halfelven
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On the short-lived Yahoo version of this board, someone asked what were the names of Tuck's computers and just how many did he have.

Arrakis is the phoneminder, running Linux I think. Gallimaufrey is the MacInclock alarm clock. I don't think Tuck has named the laptop yet. I think it would be fun if a girly-geek name got chosen, something like Megatamagotchi. Smile I'm sort of kidding.

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #50] Sun, 08 September 2002 22:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think you're right, Gallifray. I don't know why I typed Gallimaufrey?

We need a serchable Tuck. Smile

-- Erin
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #81] Sat, 14 September 2002 14:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The Gallimaufrey is the Galactic Federation in Phil Foglio's Buck Godot comics.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #83] Sat, 14 September 2002 20:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool! but ... which name goes with the clock in Tuck? Smile

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #91] Mon, 16 September 2002 15:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's Gallifrey. Kudos to Illara.

For searchable Tuck, try 'grep'. Works wonders.

Ellen
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #97] Tue, 17 September 2002 01:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Ellen. That sounded right when Ilara said it. Now, do any of the other computers have names?

You know, there are no pets in the Tucker household, with Tuck's allergies, that is understandable so Tuck sort of makes pets of the computers. Smile

-- Erin
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #101] Wed, 18 September 2002 06:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> Now, do any of the other computers have names?

Of COURSE they do! =)

Now, the question is, do you want me to post a list...

Ellen
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #114] Sat, 21 September 2002 05:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yes. atleast all the computers that have been mentioned.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #116] Sat, 21 September 2002 10:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gallifrey, Arrakis, (can't remember or find quickly, the names of the other two computers I remember in the first third of the saga) Macinclock, ... Has Tuck named the 'Bretto yet?

/me tries to figure out Tuck's naming scheme
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #118] Sat, 21 September 2002 14:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In one of the fanfics, the computer Tuck uses to do internet searches is called Barsoom. I don't know if that's canonical.

Erin
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #218] Sat, 28 September 2002 15:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, Barsoom does exist in the canon, but I can't see if it is the internet machine. See 16.18 on24th April Episode ? as I archive the story in 500k chunks. Fewer files to fiddle with!
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #221] Sun, 29 September 2002 05:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I think this could be a mention of another one

The alarm I'd told cron to run played into the headphones,
confusing me a bit until I figured it out. I sighed, and started shutting everything down.


Jane
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #222] Sun, 29 September 2002 10:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry Jane. Sad "Cron" is a process that runs under linux, not a computer, at least in this connection. If you check later in the series, there is mention of a cron job in connection with a money transfer to Tuck's bank account. I think there is another name in the full canon, but I haven''t found it yet.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #223] Sun, 29 September 2002 11:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks for the correction I'd completely forgotten about the Cron unix deamon.


Jane
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #434] Mon, 28 October 2002 14:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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erin wrote on Sun, 08 September 2002 21:45

I think you're right, Gallifray. I don't know why I typed Gallimaufrey?

We need a serchable Tuck. Smile

-- Erin


Have you ever tried to pull it into ms word ? I think that has an excellent search capability Smile


Doubt is a thief that often makes us fear to tread where we might have won --Shakespeare" --

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #436] Mon, 28 October 2002 14:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Erin> We need a serchable Tuck.
Vicki> Have you ever tried to pull it into ms word ? I think
Vicki> that has an excellent search capability

You fool, you fool...

Look, get the entire Tuck series into one directory, then get grep (say, from here) and use that. It will work on ALL the files in one directory at a time, so if you're looking for, oh, what kind of SUV Travis has, then you can try some names like "Blazer" and "Bronco" and "Suburban" ... and find out what episodes they occur in.

I would suggest using " | more" after the grep command line, though, since sometimes you get a lot more results than you expected...


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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #438] Mon, 28 October 2002 14:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, Ellen. Smile

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #449] Tue, 29 October 2002 03:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You know, there are no pets in the Tucker household, with Tuck's allergies, that is understandable so Tuck sort of makes pets of the computers.


Actually in episode 79 Reach Out and Tuck Someone. Tuck mentions to the ASL tester that he used to have a dog that they had to put to sleep three years ago because her kidneys failed.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #454] Tue, 29 October 2002 13:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Actually, the thing with the dog in the ASL test may simply have been something to put into a conversation.

I remember in a German speaking exam back in school, I calmly told the examiner that, regarding my pets, my pet aardvark was healthy despite having just been run over by a truck Smile

Speech tests are fun due to them not really caring if what you say is true as long as it's done in the language you're testing in Very Happy

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #455] Tue, 29 October 2002 13:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You do have a good point there, but I just didn't get the feeling that it was something Tuck made up just for the test.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #470] Wed, 30 October 2002 17:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gareth> Actually, the thing with the dog in the ASL test may simply have been something to put into a conversation.

Ellen Says:
Good guess - I used to do that sort of stuff too - but in this case, no. They did have a dog, breed(s) unknown but around 50-60 lbs and a sort of patchwork coat, unimaginatively named Patches. Patches ended up teaching Tuck and Brian to fetch, open and close doors, throw a stick and a ball, drop food from the supper table on command, and other tricks.
Brian and Tuck would probably claim something entirely different about the relationship, of course...

Ellen
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #521] Tue, 12 November 2002 07:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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THANK YOU!!! at last my character list nears completion.
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #524] Tue, 12 November 2002 12:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Barsoom is the name for Mars in a series of books that I can't remeber the name of.



That would be the John Carter Warlord of Mars series by Edgar Rice Buroughs(did I spell his name corectly??).

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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #525] Tue, 12 November 2002 13:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Gilbert wrote on Tue, 12 November 2002 02:20

These are all the named comuters I could find and episode numbers they are called by name.

Arrakis (ep-52, 55, 79, 82, 84) is the phone/callerid computer

Gallifrey (ep-82, 84, 86) is Tuck's MacInClock.

Regina (ep-54) I don't think Regina has any specific use or duties. "I cackled mildly as I mounted the floppy on Regina and copied the information to several places."

Barsoom (ep-31) I don't know what Tuck uses Barsoom for but judging by the way he calls it an idiot I would guess it is running windows. "I reached over and told Barsoom that yes, it should continue its little backup. Idiot computer."

Barsoom is the name for Mars in a series of books that I can't remeber the name of.

It is on the tip of my toungue but I cannot remember the name either but I did read the whole series. too much time and too many other stories since then.




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Re: Computers in Tuck [message #530] Tue, 12 November 2002 14:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It is the Princess of Mars (the title of the first book) series, starring Dejah Thoris and her consort, John Carter; by Edgar Rice Burroughs (two r's). Wink
Re: Computers in Tuck [message #624] Tue, 26 November 2002 10:31 Go to previous message
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Erin Halfelven wrote on Tue, 12 November 2002 20:05

It is the Princess of Mars (the title of the first book) series, starring Dejah Thoris and her consort, John Carter; by Edgar Rice Burroughs (two r's). Wink


And also Heinlein uses Barsoom in "The Number Of The Beast"...


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