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Posted: 8/16/2001 6:38:12 AM EDT
HAL9000? [thinking]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:50:14 AM EDT
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The CRAY computer. Located at the NSA (National Security Agency) in MD. Commodore 64
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:57:27 AM EDT
VIC-20 [;)]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 6:59:44 AM EDT
I'm Afraid I Can't Do That Dave... My Mind Is Going One Moment Please That is Something I Cannot Allow Dave,What Do You Think You're Doing?
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 7:03:24 AM EDT
HAL, open the Pod Bay Doors...
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 7:05:58 AM EDT
Was it this forum that someone said? You go up 1 letter on HAL and get IBM?
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 7:05:59 AM EDT
Timex Sinclair. Makes the TRS-80 look like a Cray!
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 8:04:31 AM EDT
The first one. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computor. For a cool trip back in time, try the ENIAC simulator: [URL]http://www.seas.upenn.edu:8080/~museum/sim.html[/URL] You can program and use the "ENIAC." This thing is the greatest ever because it used vacuum tubes, that's right, the little bulb-like things in old (real old) TV's and radios. For the young'ens, this thing won't run Half-Life, so don't even try. ;)
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 9:14:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gus: Timex Sinclair. Makes the TRS-80 look like a Cray!
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LMAO I had a Timex Sinclair 1000! Was quite the machine.. Aviator [img]www.dredgeearthfirst.com/aviator.gif[/img]
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An abacus....or maybe the human brain. (Not mine, of course)
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 9:44:48 AM EDT
OK I"ll admit it, I had a Radio Shack TRS80 when they first came out, seem kinda cool at the time, wish I still had it, I could maybe donate it to the Smithsonian...
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:13:04 AM EDT
ENIAC High Performance Tactical Gear! [url]www.Lightfighter.com[/url]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:15:40 AM EDT
[url]http://www.alienware.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:18:01 AM EDT
My Brain then my TI 86 programable calculater
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Originally Posted By cyrax777: My Brain then my TI 86 programable caculator
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Hee hee.... I own and create math programs for the TI 92.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:42:03 AM EDT
Colossus [url]http://www.maxmon.com/1943ad.htm[/url] Alan Turing and Colossus are one of the unsung heroes of WWII.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 10:54:25 AM EDT
Originally Posted By RoyDamnMercer: An abacus....or maybe the human brain. (Not mine, of course)
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That's exactly what I was gonna say. Sextants are pretty damn good too.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 11:00:51 AM EDT
OK here is another one. When I was in college studying electrical engineering (I'm not saying when) we used to do power system modeling using a 400Hz analog computer. It was given to the college by American Electric Power. This thing was huge, took up a big room and it had 60/400 hz frequency changer in the basment to power the thing.
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Any computer that can automatically detect and cesnor independent thought typed through its keyboard or displayed on it's screen. also built in hidden camera, and drug/gunpowder sniffing sensors would be nice too.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 11:25:34 AM EDT
The GWIGGINATOR 3000 SUX (SUX stands for sucks if you didn't already know) Never has not failed at any given time or during any application. In fact it's screwing up n........
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Mine, the one i post this shit with. [moon]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 11:49:11 AM EDT
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Computer Set, AN/UYK-7 We used 'em on the early 688 Class Fast Attack Submarines back in 1987-88. Used for weapon control and also the passive sonar. Simply turning it on DID NOT BOOT IT UP. There was a maintenance panel with a ton of indicator lamps, switches, and button on it. You had to punch in a bunch of crap just to get the thing to start up! Also it was a great space heater [;)]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 11:55:21 AM EDT
ASCI White. [url]http://www.llnl.gov/asci/news/white_news.html[/url]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 12:20:13 PM EDT
Pascal's calculating machine. It successfully avoided this whole electricity fad - a big selling point to personal calculating machine buyers circa 1645.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 12:23:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ECS: Computer Set, AN/UYK-7 We used 'em on the early 688 Class Fast Attack Submarines back in 1987-88. Used for weapon control and also the passive sonar. Simply turning it on DID NOT BOOT IT UP. There was a maintenance panel with a ton of indicator lamps, switches, and button on it. You had to punch in a bunch of crap just to get the thing to start up!
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I used to work on the AN/UYK-7 project at Sperry Univac in the Twin Cities. How did you like the "laptop"? That piece of big iron has a beast. The lights were the actual display in binary. You just needed to know how to read the address and the data in order to test ti. I saw a film of the battle-testing of the UYK-7. They bolt it to a heavy platform and turn it on. While it's running, a 1.5 ton hammer swings around and thumps the paltform. The computer needs to run successfully throughout these shocks. If it doesn't, it fails. Someone decided to hook up a 'modern' PC to the platform and run it through the test. Once that hammer hit, the monitor bounced off of the platform, the floppy drive was ejected from the box and every light went dead. Did you ever have to work with the tape drive? People, I ain't talking about mag tape. We're referring to the era of paper tape with the code punched into it. I also worked on the AN/UYK-43(42?) and AN/AYK-14 projects.
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 12:32:19 PM EDT
one more vote for HAL9000, after all he was born at my School. But watch out for this, another fine machine being made at the U of I, [url]http://www.ncsa.uiuc.edu/News/Access/Releases/010809.DTF.html[/url]
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 1:48:26 PM EDT
1. Coleco Adam 2. Commodore Pet (.....damn im getting old)
Link Posted: 8/16/2001 1:54:20 PM EDT
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Remember Wang computers?? It looked and felt like an IBM pc. Even the OS looked like DOS, but when you try to retrieve data from a Wang disk on an IBM you get an error. This brings to mind an old joke... Q: "Who was the first computer guru?" A: "Eve...she held an Apple in one hand and Adam's Wang in the other"
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