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13th Apr '16 1:12:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** And better yet, it's a Creator/WilliamShatner freak-out.
13th Apr '16 1:11:28 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Windows: Whenever a Message Box is displayed, a ''short sound effect'' is played. Under default settings, it's a sound effect very akin to a beep. The name of the [[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms680356.aspx function that does it]] is quite explicit...
** If you don't have a sound card or onboard audio enabled (either because you disabled the drivers in the Device Manager on purpose for whatever reason, you installed a expansion card that is for some reason conflicting with the sound card/onboard audio for resources, or the drivers have become corrupted), windows '''will''' revert to beeping using the PC speaker whenever a message box is shown.
** Windows used to be replete with useless noises whenever things happen or actions are taken: computer startup, computer shutdown, minimizing a window, un-minimizing a window, closing a window, ending a program, clicking on anything, using a dialogue box, error messages, etc. Often this annoying behaviour is copied in window managers and software applications in other operating systems when attempting to seem as "user friendly". Even Linux applications can fall prey to this.
** It's quite common, perhaps even a [[MemeticMutation meme]], to find songs with windows sounds set to the music. Or even ''as'' the music.

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* Windows: Whenever a Message Box is displayed, a ''short sound effect'' is played. Under default settings, it's a sound effect very akin to a beep. The name of the [[http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms680356.aspx function that does it]] is quite explicit...
** If you don't have a sound card or onboard audio enabled (either because you disabled the drivers in the Device Manager on purpose for whatever reason, you installed a expansion card that is for some reason conflicting with the sound card/onboard audio for resources, or the drivers have become corrupted), windows '''will''' revert to beeping using the PC speaker whenever a message box is shown.
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** Windows used to be replete with useless noises whenever things happen or actions are taken: computer startup, computer shutdown, minimizing a window, un-minimizing a window, closing a window, ending a program, clicking on anything, using a dialogue box, error messages, etc. Often this annoying behaviour is copied in window managers and software applications in other operating systems when attempting Users sometimes bought new sound packs to seem as "user friendly". Even Linux applications can fall prey to this.
** It's quite common, perhaps even a [[MemeticMutation meme]], to find songs
customize the cacophony of noises that Windows would generate with windows use. Without a soundcard, the PC speaker would make the noise, which invariably sounds set to like a crude beep. As computing got more mainstream, the music. Or even ''as'' noises began to get sidelined. Now, the music.MessageBeep function will only trigger in limited circumstances, making Windows use largely silent.
27th Feb '16 11:42:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'' has this occasionally. For example, when Ben watches Fisk's press conference and realizes that his editorial will be moot, he deletes the file with a definitive bleeping sound.
14th Nov '15 2:00:43 PM ScorpiusOB1
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*It's easy to find on Internet or in compilations of SFX StockSoundEffects for computers, that sound as if they were mechanical devices or something far different to any RealLife one.
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29th Oct '15 11:54:06 AM SpinneretSystems
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* The Elliott 903 computer (or at least one example at The National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park) has a switch to allow engineers to listen to CPU operations.
29th Oct '15 11:46:20 AM SpinneretSystems
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** The drive is actually a Seagate ST-225 or similar drive, which while once ubiquitous, wasn't introduced until the 1980s.
24th Aug '15 2:58:00 PM GroovyBaby
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** In a similar manner, some beeping sound effects to represent a computer are used in Aaron Carter's [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DTe_JMgPAjU "My Internet Girl"]].
23rd Aug '15 7:49:37 PM JMQwilleran
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* In "The Library" on ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'', when Daddy Pig's library book is scanned in as ''ten years'' overdue, the library computer actually sounds and flashes a siren and displays a frowny face.
5th Aug '15 8:47:03 PM Prfnoff
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* Mr. Socrates is a sentient computer that parcels out the assignments to the heroes of Hanna-Barbera's ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''. And strangely enough, he's allergic to dogs--namely the kids' dog Elvis.

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* Mr. Socrates is a sentient computer that parcels out the assignments to the heroes of Hanna-Barbera's ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''.''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''. And strangely enough, he's allergic to dogs--namely the kids' dog Elvis.
3rd Jul '15 1:25:45 AM CRE040295
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* Humorously averted in ''MagicalPokaan'': Aiko, the android character, emits ''realistic'' computer sounds, such as the noise of a hard disk spinning up and seeking when she wakes up or is deep in thought. In one episode her malfunctioning speech circuits make her voice skip and stutter in exactly the same manner audio playback can stutter on a malfunctioning or underpowered computer.

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* Humorously averted in ''MagicalPokaan'': ''Anime/MagicalPokaan'': Aiko, the android character, emits ''realistic'' computer sounds, such as the noise of a hard disk spinning up and seeking when she wakes up or is deep in thought. In one episode her malfunctioning speech circuits make her voice skip and stutter in exactly the same manner audio playback can stutter on a malfunctioning or underpowered computer.



* When Lisbeth in the English version of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' uses her computer for hacking purposes, it makes an uncharacteristic beep every time she makes a keystroke. One would think that keyboard noises should be sufficient.

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* When Lisbeth in the English version of ''TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' ''Film/TheGirlWithTheDragonTattoo'' uses her computer for hacking purposes, it makes an uncharacteristic beep every time she makes a keystroke. One would think that keyboard noises should be sufficient.



* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', Chloe highlighted a section of a picture on a computer. The computer, on its own, then highlighted a portion of that section and beeped. I'm not familiar with that kind of software.

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* In an episode of ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Chloe highlighted a section of a picture on a computer. The computer, on its own, then highlighted a portion of that section and beeped. I'm not familiar with that kind of software.



* Also afflicts ''MidsomerMurders'', whenever there's a computer around. Thankfully, it's not that often.

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* Also afflicts ''MidsomerMurders'', ''Series/MidsomerMurders'', whenever there's a computer around. Thankfully, it's not that often.



* In ''[[XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', a datapad makes a sound when it's finished uploading its program into a Super Star Destroyer's computer. This attracts a little attention, but Shalla is able to bully the stormtroopers into thinking the sound came from outside of the bridge - she's there as part of TheInfiltration.

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* In ''[[XWingSeries ''[[ComicBook/XWingSeries Iron Fist]]'', a datapad makes a sound when it's finished uploading its program into a Super Star Destroyer's computer. This attracts a little attention, but Shalla is able to bully the stormtroopers into thinking the sound came from outside of the bridge - she's there as part of TheInfiltration.



* Since {{Uplink}} is basically a HollywoodHacking simulator, practically everything makes silly noises while the player is doing pretty much anything. The touch-tone IP dialling is especially prominent.

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* Since {{Uplink}} VideoGame/{{Uplink}} is basically a HollywoodHacking simulator, practically everything makes silly noises while the player is doing pretty much anything. The touch-tone IP dialling is especially prominent.



* In ''SystemShock 2'', computer panels tend to make lots of noise.

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* In ''SystemShock ''VideoGame/SystemShock 2'', computer panels tend to make lots of noise.
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