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Date: 09/30/13 01:32 PM

12 Responses to How The Apollo Computers Were Made

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
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    September 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm
    Link: How The Apollo Computers Were Made - A documentary illustrating the design, build and use of the Apollo Guidance Computer. Interesting.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Awesome post. Thanks, ElectricEye.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    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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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    September 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Just to correct you, OldOllie, `allegedly`.
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    CynicalGamer Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm
    I never understood the point of comparing old and new tech.
    They why did you keep talking after that?
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    @ OldOllie: You clever, cranky man, you! LOL
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 30, 2013 at 10:00 pm
    Each one of those memory modules was 64 bytes.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    October 1, 2013 at 11:28 am
    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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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    So wait, how do you watch porn on this exactly?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2013 at 5:23 am
    "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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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    October 2, 2013 at 10:01 am
    "So wait, how do you watch porn on this exactly?"
    Verb: 69, Noun: 55

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