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A project to construct one of the earliest mechanical computers based on sketches by its designer, Charles Babbage, has received a major boost.


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That would be good to see for people who are interested in Babbages designs etc.

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Two 70-year-old papers by Alan Turing on the theory of code breaking have been released by the government's communications headquarters, GCHQ.

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I think it is time to release these papers.

Edited by Time_Traveller, 19 April 2012 - 02:38 PM.

“One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.”

 

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Internet report in 1981


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I love these.  They would shit if they knew I read--and watched--BBC news and Al Jazeera on my smartphone every morning while waiting for the bus.


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1981 a Great YEAR!



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It took two hours!!?

Wow I always thought that even with connections dial-up or worse, if it was just text it was instant.  I guess I was wrong.

 

Out of curiosity I looked up the average Internet speed of 1981, but of course I couldn't find any information.  TCP/IP didn't even exist until 1982.


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Nope, never was really instant :) Also, keep in mind that back then, if you connected to something via dial-up, you were paying by the minute, especially if you were connecting to one of the big networks such as Compuserve and AOL, especially if you didn't have a local number to call and had to pay long-distance fees. It was all done via front-end client software and browsers didn't even exist then. Speeds were slow and slower. Connections were never always-on like they are today with cable.

 

Here's another video along the same lines:

 

 

Notice how they simply say Internet?


Edited by Dead Redshirt, 09 March 2013 - 11:31 PM.

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A piece of Internet history. The oldest website. From 1993 -

 

http://info.cern.ch/...TheProject.html


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It really is incredible how the web has evolved in just 20 years from being simple text based pages into what we have now.


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I wonder what pages on the internet will be like in another 20 years. By 2033, the internet will probably be built entirely for touchscreen devices.

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I wonder what pages on the internet will be like in another 20 years. By 2033, the internet will probably be built entirely for touchscreen devices.

 

By touchscreen, do you mean mouseless? I love my computer mouse and I would never want to stop using computer mouses.



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I'm older than Internet.

 

I wonder how it will look in next 20 years.


Edited by raxo2222, 26 May 2013 - 01:31 PM.

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Any magic sufficiently analyzed is indistinguishable from technology.** - Somewhere from Internet

*Relatively, comparing to rest of world. Go back in time with modern tech. **Lets assume its working only in fantasy/simulated world. Go forward in time with unicorns.


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1977: 10MB Computer – only $5995


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Amazing how far computers have come.  If they continue at this exponential improvement rate i can't wait to see what we have in 30 years time again.  That said, lets just hope our software design can keep up with the power, or else its going to be a little useless, if the videogame industry is anything to go by then it will struggle and hit a point where its too costly to develop anything that can take advantage of the full amount of power in decent machines, which is a huge shame.  Thanks capitalism once more.



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Looking at this on my iPad, I find it incredible just how much computers have changed in just 36 years. The 20th century has to have been the most innovative century ever, just look at the year 1900 and compare it with 1999 in terms of technology, politics and everything else. So much changed, it's almost unbelieveable that it all happened in one century.
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I love this old advertisements



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Of course, This because we're moving in to the age of Aquarius which represent global brotherhood, Electronics, Intelligence, and Space travel. We were previously in the era pisces which was extremely spiritual and religion-oriented.

 

 

This era will be when mankind finally leaves the rock and explores the vast cosmos.



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Amazing how far computers have come.  If they continue at this exponential improvement rate i can't wait to see what we have in 30 years time again.  That said, lets just hope our software design can keep up with the power, or else its going to be a little useless, if the videogame industry is anything to go by then it will struggle and hit a point where its too costly to develop anything that can take advantage of the full amount of power in decent machines, which is a huge shame.  Thanks capitalism once more.

 

Isn't capitalism the driver behind the development of such tech? People that wanted to make a buck was the drive.


Edited by Matthew, 28 June 2013 - 05:45 AM.

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Only $5995 lol

Gotta love computer science


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