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The world's oldest computer ?

Posted on Wednesday, 23 August, 2006 | Comment icon 6 comments


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"It looks like a heap of rubbish, feels like flaky pastry and has been linked to aliens."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Shuriken on 23 August, 2006, 13:26
I wonder if it was using something similar to the AMD's new AM2 socket...
Comment icon #2 Posted by UtahRaptor on 15 September, 2006, 10:13
OOOOOooooooo the Antikytheran Mechanism! Now that was a true find! Any one see this thing on Discovery Channel? It was recreated to the best of engineer's abilities and they STILL didn't get it totally right, but pretty close. This little thing kept track of the workings of the solar system. And also served as a calender if I remember correctly..... REALLY NEAT MACHINE!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Zero of Deism on 15 September, 2006, 10:34
Yeah, it was extremely interesting. I wonder how they made so long ago.
Comment icon #4 Posted by RollingThunder06 on 15 September, 2006, 10:36
Hard to believe it was made around 80BC. It's great that they found it. Proves to us just how smart our ancestors were.
Comment icon #5 Posted by chemical-licker on 15 September, 2006, 16:25
shuriken
Comment icon #6 Posted by Story on 29 November, 2006, 19:29
An update http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/astronomy_calcu...c&printer=1 And the NATURE magazine article, with lots of illustrations http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v444/...ll/444534a.html


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