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14th Nov '15 2:00:43 PM ScorpiusOB1
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I put this there, as I'm not sure where it could fit better.
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[[folder: Other]] *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. [[/folder]]
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.
3rd Jul '15 1:22:00 AM CRE040295
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* Parodied in, despite the show's reliance on BambooTechnology, a ''[[CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' short on the 1980s series ''[[TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]''. In one episode, Cavey shows Betty and Wilma his "crime computer" which he feeds clues into for analysis, then activates the computer, with various computer beeping noises being made. Cut to the inside of the "computer," where we see it's powered by two birds--the first bird serves as a record player needle, playing a record of beeping computer noises; the second bird's job was to do the actual clue analysis, then chisel the results onto a stone "punch card" and spit the card out of a slot. Possibly {{lampshaded}} by Cavey who, after he gets the results, notes: "now ''that'' scientific!" * An episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' features in one episode Jon going on a dating game show, which presents a large, impressive looking mainframe computer that Jon's dating data is fed into, in order to match him with a prospective date. The back of the computer reveals it's just a giant cardboard prop, with some guy whose job it is to take the fed-in-data, press a tape recorder playing computer-beeping-noises for a few moments, then spit out pre-written "results" through a slot.
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* Parodied in, despite the show's reliance on BambooTechnology, a ''[[CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels ''[[WesternAnimation/CaptainCavemanAndTheTeenAngels Captain Caveman]]'' short on the 1980s series ''[[TheFlintstones ''[[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones The Flintstone Comedy Show]]''. In one episode, Cavey shows Betty and Wilma his "crime computer" which he feeds clues into for analysis, then activates the computer, with various computer beeping noises being made. Cut to the inside of the "computer," where we see it's powered by two birds--the first bird serves as a record player needle, playing a record of beeping computer noises; the second bird's job was to do the actual clue analysis, then chisel the results onto a stone "punch card" and spit the card out of a slot. Possibly {{lampshaded}} by Cavey who, after he gets the results, notes: "now ''that'' scientific!" * An episode of ''GarfieldAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends'' features in one episode Jon going on a dating game show, which presents a large, impressive looking mainframe computer that Jon's dating data is fed into, in order to match him with a prospective date. The back of the computer reveals it's just a giant cardboard prop, with some guy whose job it is to take the fed-in-data, press a tape recorder playing computer-beeping-noises for a few moments, then spit out pre-written "results" through a slot.
23rd Jun '15 6:38:03 PM eroock
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* The ship's computer in ''Film/DarkStar'' makes beeping sounds when displaying information on the screen.
19th May '15 4:47:46 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' is replete with computers that beep, click, and chirp as the characters go about saving and destroying the world. In one instance, Film/JamesBond is looking at a map on a computer, and every time he zooms in, the computer beeps then chirps.
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* ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' is replete with computers that beep, click, and chirp as the characters go about saving and destroying the world. In one instance, Film/JamesBond is looking at a map on a computer, and every time he zooms in, the computer beeps then chirps.
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