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"Ruk could forget, unlike conventional computers that do not normally lose data once it has been stored. This suggests that his memory operated according to different principles than those conventional computers are based on."
Modern conventional computer memory storage loses data all the time, let alone over the span of multiple centuries with no maintenance. This is why critical data is stored redundantly, and utilizes error-correction algorithms. 22.214.171.124 00:36, March 26, 2011 (UTC)
I've removed (most of) the following statements:
"Ruk always referred to the Old Ones in the third person; it was unlikely that Ruk was an Old One preserved in an android body. He was most likely constructed to do what he was doing when Korby found him: maintain the machinery.
"Ruk could forget, unlike conventional computers that do not normally lose data once it has been stored. This suggested that his memory operated according to different principles than those conventional computers are based on. Alternatively, his memories might have been deliberately altered or obscured during his reprogramming by Korby."
Most of this is speculative, even the degree to which Ruk may or may not be like "conventional computers". The only statements that are not speculative are that Ruk "always referred to the Old Ones in the third person" and that he "could forget." Whereas the latter of those two statements is made obvious in the in-universe section (even evident from the first paragraph alone!), the former statement isn't otherwise evident, so I've therefore intentionally left it on the page. --Defiant (talk) 10:03, October 30, 2016 (UTC)