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Date: 2008-12-18 10:15
Subject: Antikythera 3G
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Christmas season work sucks.

But I was pleased to find out, as reported on many geeky/tech/history sites, that work has been completed on a functional recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism, the fabled "world's first portable computer".

Sadly, it isn't a difference engine, but (as expected after the first round of x-rays and analysis), more like world's first astronomical calculator. So while "εὕρηκα!" won't be replacing "lol, cuneiform" as the world's first text message (or "Sumerian Cat Is Sumerian" as the first internet meme) it is still an interesting footnote on the evolution of technology.
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Belial
User: asmenoth
Date: 2008-12-18 21:28 (UTC)
Subject: well shit
actually tremendously fascinating. It's amazing how mentally advanced the Romans were. Makes you wonder where that technology went from 2000 years ago.
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