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“I have been testing the aphorism, “A watched pot never boils.” I have boiled the same amount of water in this kettle sixty-two times. In some cases I have ignored the kettle; in others, I have watched it intently. In every instance, the water reaches its boiling point in precisely 51.7 seconds. It appears I am not capable of perceiving time any differently than my internal chronometer.” 

 -Lt. Commander Data

Today is Star Trek’s 46th birthday. While we love all the Star Trek crew, we have a special place in our collective testing hearts for Data. Data resides at the core of our and our customers’ continued success. It steers us through the ominous skies of hunches and HIPPOs. We would all be lost without it. Let data be your guide. Boldly test where no one has tested before. A/B testing: engage. 

A bit about Data: 

  • He was activated on February 2, 2338
  • He weighs 220 pounds
  • Data has a storage capacity of 800 quadrillion bits (approx. 50 times the storage capacity of the human brain)
  • He graduated from the Starfleet Academy in 2341, just three years after activation
  • He tends to avoid contractions in his speech
  • Data has fake tear ducts
  • Data is incapable of getting drunk
  • To feed himself, Data occasional ingests a silicon-based liquid to lubricate his biofunctions
  • He has two older brothers, B-4 and Lore, and constructed a daughter, Lal
  • Data’s favorite book is Sherlock Holmes
  • He plays the oboe, violin and classical guitar
  • He is a poet, but his lack of emotion hinders a provocative, sensitive delivery
  • He died in 2379 when the Reman warbird Scimitar was destroyed



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