An astonishing old calculator - Numberphile

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+6 1. Natan_el_Tigre commented 2 years ago

Thank goodness for humanity that evolution yields outliers like these chaps now and then. 8-) <3
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+6 2. buckleg08 commented 2 years ago

much respect for people who are passionate and knows how to appreciate the efforts made by people to overcome their time....
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+4 3. Thanny commented 2 years ago

I've heard of a lot of weird ways of storing bits, but that's by far the strangest.

It's like embedding a mechanical telephone in the box, and having it talk to itself with it.

There seems to be roughly 10m of wire there. To space 400 bits out along that wire would leave 2.5cm between bits, which at the speed of sound in steel (~5800m/s, depending on the type) yields around 4 microseconds between bits. That's really incredible.
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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 2 years ago

If ever they make a new Back To The Future film, this guy would be perfect...wonderful guy. :)
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+4 5. thundersnow commented 2 years ago

I've seen his videos before, his passion is contagious, I like him! :)
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+1 6. Natan_el_Tigre commented 2 years ago

#3 ...you are really incredible. :*