They were both played by Majel Barrett-Roddenberry, but I can't remember if she ever interacted with a Federation computer. Which would be a nice in-joke if it happened.

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    Nice question! I never thought about this. Commented May 23, 2016 at 18:22
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    Lwaxana Troi was played by Majel Barrett? My mind is blown.
    – Molag Bal
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 18:35
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    She was also the first officer ("Number One") in the original pilot "The Cage"
    – NKCampbell
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 19:10
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    I wonder if people who record telephone voice menus have a similar experience when they dial in to a company they recorded for (and eg tell themselves "to pay your bill, press 2...")
    – Crashworks
    Commented May 23, 2016 at 20:13
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    @Crashworks It is weird - especially when you forgot that you recorded it, or if you recorded it for a client (as the phone system vendor) and you forgot and you call the client and get the phone tree and it takes you 30 seconds to realize you're talking to yourself. Commented May 23, 2016 at 20:21

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Twice in fact.

From TNG Season 2 Episode 19, Manhunt (transcript here):

LWAXANA: Hello, computer? Is Commander Riker still on the Bridge?
COMPUTER: Negative. Riker is currently in holodeck three.
LWAXANA: Holodeck? Where is that?
COMPUTER: Follow the comm. panel lights. They will lead you there.

From TNG Season 5 Episode 20, Cost of Living (transcript here):

LWAXANA: I'll bet you've never been to a colony of free spirits.
ALEXANDER: What do they do there?
LWAXANA: Whatever they want. Artists, philosophers, free thinkers and people who don't quite fit other people's rules. Personally, I come for the mud baths. You, oh, you're going to adore the mud baths. Computer? I'm assuming you have the Parallax Colony of Shiralea VI?
COMPUTER: That programme is available.
LWAXANA: Oh, good. Then run it for us, dear.

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    Ha! She even called herself "dear"
    – komodosp
    Commented May 25, 2016 at 8:40

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