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Mechanical Computers

Post by KthProg on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:51 am
([msg=74226]see Mechanical Computers[/msg])

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1i-dnAH9Y4

I know I post the most outdated articles lol
But i think it's important in understanding how the computers we have work now.
Plus it's just really cool.
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Re: Mechanical Computers

Post by cyberdrain on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:33 pm
([msg=74997]see Re: Mechanical Computers[/msg])

Thanks for sharing! I knew of the first mechanical computers like the one used to bruteforce German ciphers in WW2, but those consisted mostly of multiple copied designs. This shows a computer that can be reprogrammed (but you have to change gears and parts), do multiple realtime calculations and with very high accuracy, as it is based on physics. Very interesting indeed. Also note that it took us just short of two millennia since the forgotten knowledge of the Antikythera mechanism to build something like it.
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