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, Fr. Hal, commune (1991 pop. 32,758), Flemish Brabant prov., central Belgium, on the Charleroi-Brussels Canal. It is a commercial and industrial center. Manufactures include textiles, carpets, and iron and steel products.
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, Belgium.

HAL

(computer)
HAL 9000, the murdering computer on the spaceship in the science fiction classic "2001, A Space Odyssey" by Arthur C. Clark.

"HAL" is "IBM" with each letter changed to the one before and there is an unconfirmed rumour that 9000 is the sum of the various IBM computer numbers that were in service at the time. However, in the sequel "2010", Clarke emphatically denies that HAL's name is supposed to be "one step ahead of IBM". It is, rather, short for "heuristic algorithm".

HAL

(operating system)

HAL

(1) An interface between hardware and software. See hardware abstraction layer.

(2) (Heuristic/ALgorithmic) The name of the computer that took over command of the spaceship in Stanley Kubrick's famous film "2001: A Space Odyssey." Each letter in H-A-L precedes the letters I-B-M. When the movie was released in 1968, IBM controlled almost every aspect of the computer industry; however, the HAL-IBM connection was supposedly a coincidence.
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