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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2006, 05:20:36 AM »
"Windows 350BC"?  XD

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2006, 06:33:16 PM »
i saw pictures of this in the papers -- that's pretty damn cool.  there have been some brilliant andextremely skilled people in history

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2006, 06:39:50 PM »
The Antikythera Mechanism, yeah, I remember people called Erich Von Däniken crazy when he said it was an ancient computer used in astronomy, but now, 20 years later, scientist prove he was right :D

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2006, 07:21:28 PM »
I don't see the point of it, though. How exactly would you look at pornography or cat pictures on that thing?

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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2006, 07:55:52 PM »
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The Antikythera Mechanism, yeah, I remember people called Erich Von Däniken crazy when he said it was an ancient computer used in astronomy, but now, 20 years later, scientist prove he was right :D

Yeah it's not new news, I've known about it for years, but I guess the methods on analysing it have improved in the last 20 years.  Now they can see inscriptions on it which they weren't able to do 20 years ago.  I expect the reconstruction of how it works is more accurate compared with the one they made 20 years ago too.

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 06:36:01 AM »
it comes with a 0.0000000000000000000000043 microHz intel cpu.

how many ram does it come with?

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 05:35:49 PM »
This really is an impressive piece of science. Of course it was made for calculating. Not for porn
And why is everyone referring to companies that didn't even exist back then :D

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