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Unread Jan 8th, 2007, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.zyra.org/babbage.jpg

I think it dates back a while.
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Unread Jan 8th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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jabberwacky.com might possibly also give babbage a mention, I ca't remember, but there used be loads of binary involved in those first computers!

Just thought I'd take a nostalgic glimpse back into the past I missed.
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Unread Jan 12th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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??? what the hell is it?
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Unread Jan 12th, 2007, 01:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It is called the Difference Engine, probably the second design. It was not constructed at the time of its design (19th century) by Babbage but later built using Babbage's own plans in 1989-1991. It is really an impressive device.

He also design an Analytical Engine which, if constructed, would have been the first Turing-complete mechanical device, programmable with punch card and all.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbage
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Difference_Engine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_Engine
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Unread Jan 12th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers Deimya!
I had no idea these things dated back so far!
Cool, nice 1!
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sweet
i love the chains and stuff on em haha
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Unread Jan 12th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That thing probably _was_ the Internet back then ^_^
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They should try attatching a telegraph to that thing. Maybe it can convert the beeps into letters. Now that would be prehistoric internet.
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I assume you were joking about the internet thing lol.
cool indeed.
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That thing probably _was_ the Internet back then ^_^
No, this was the internet back then.

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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhrgg. sky rat! sky rat! sky rat!

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What are the internetz?
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