How The Apollo Computers Were Made

Submitted by: ElectricEye 3 years ago in Science

A documentary illustrating the design, build and use of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Interesting.
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Male 5,624
"So wait, how do you watch porn on this exactly?"
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Male 17,512
"So many interesting things about this historically precious video."

For one you learn, it took a hell of a lot of effort and skilled labor to make it. Nowadays this is all done with machines using photo etching on the nano-scale.

An i7 quad core die image:
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Male 2,424
So wait, how do you watch porn on this exactly?
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Male 6,227
So many interesting things about this historically precious video. For one thing, you see the beginning of the development of integrated circuits. Anyone thinking that we didn`t benefit enormously from the technology that NASA pioneered in the Space Race needs to watch this.
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Male 15,164
Each one of those memory modules was 64 bytes.
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Male 6,227
@ OldOllie: You clever, cranky man, you! LOL
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Male 15,832
[quote]I never understood the point of comparing old and new tech. [/quote]
They why did you keep talking after that?
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Male 450
I never understood the point of comparing old and new tech. We progress, we move forward, we learn new ways of doing things, it`s what humans do. Of course we have more power in a smaller package now. The fact is, the tech at the time was good enough to do the job or it wouldn`t have been successful so the fact we have these smaller more powerful items now is a moot point.
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Male 7,774
Just to correct you, OldOllie, `allegedly`.
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Male 15,832
Ten years ago, we used to quip about how you had more computing power in your car than they had in the Apollo spacecraft that went to the moon.

Now you have more computing power in your phone.
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Male 6,227
Awesome post. Thanks, ElectricEye.
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Male 2,729
Link: How The Apollo Computers Were Made [Rate Link] - A documentary illustrating the design, build and use of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Interesting.
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