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Thread: Two-tonne Witch computer gets a reboot

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    Default Two-tonne Witch computer gets a reboot

    Cool old technology. Also gives us an idea as to just how far we've advanced technologically in a short period of time.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20395212

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    Absolutely amazing. I'd love to see it run.

    That said, will it run JAVA?
    "The Administration does not support blowing up planets." --- Finally some SENSIBLE policy from the Gov!

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    Brings back memories, in the early 60's a friend of mine used to pick up the metal scrap at the Atomic Research Lab at Harwell, he would swing by my place for me to look it over, I acquired a regular treasure trove of electronic instruments and the result of failed experiments that yielded high cost transistors and components of the time.
    Funded some of my early training!!
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    I thought you were talking about my Wife!

    The video is cool -- neice that folks are bringing these historic machines back to life.
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did."

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    This is the first computer I programmed in 1963:

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    Is that you? Gotta love them socks!

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    Ding-ding ding - cocoa's ready kids, come on in and get next to the computer and get warm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    This is the first computer I programmed in 1963:

    (Bendix G-15)
    Same here, 1967...... my high school had one.

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    But will it play Crysis?

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    I've still got boxes and boxes of punch cards from this Elliot 401



    http://www.harpenden-history.org.uk/...__0p4p64p.aspx

    I've got a couple of the card storage cabinets that come in very handy as tool storage.

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