Real programmers use metal ( Snotr Category Week )

A 1953 training film for a mechanical fire control computer aboard Navy Ships. Amazing how problems of mathematical computation were solved so elegantly in "permanent" mechanical form, before microprocessors became inexpensive and commonplace.

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+5 1. Tehnol commented 7 years ago

I did it, I actually watched the whole thing :x

Pretty amazing, all that computing with gears, shafts, cams and followers 8-)
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+1 2. Geekster (admin) commented 7 years ago

#1 watched it too. it was very interesting 8-)
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+1 3. qner commented 7 years ago

#1 #2 Hah... I didn't consider the length of this video. The time I watched it it felt like 10 minutes :x
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+1 4. drunkmonk commented 7 years ago

Hmmm.. a very interesting and educational video. I think I'll go for another round trip on the bus for this one. :D
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0 5. thundersnow commented 7 years ago

I really don't totally get it, just some, but I do appreciate it, I really do, and I wanna get it, and I watched the whole video, and understood more than I thought I would... O:)