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News EDSAC to be Rebuilt at Bletchley Park

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 14 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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    I would certainly be disappointed if I spent £250,000 on a computer the size of a room and it turned out to be less powerful than my mobile phone
     
  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Is that because the computer's really big, or because you've a really crap phone? ;)
     
  4. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    Cool... a £250,000 rig.. but... cant it play Crysis???
     
  5. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    I love the fact they're going ahead and rebuilding this iconic machine.
     
  6. TMhat

    TMhat frupsie bumsies

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    Whilst cool, I can't help but think what a colossal waste of money. Couldn't they have put the £250,000 towards a folding@home farm or something that will give some kind of benefit?
     
  7. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    A folding@home farm won't bring in the visitors
     
  8. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Will it be watercooled and what colour fans are they going for?












    :p
     
  9. FelixTech

    FelixTech Robot

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    It's no more wasteful than touching up a castle for tourism. I hope it makes some noises otherwise is may not be the most exciting thing to look at...
     
  10. Darkedge

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    Colossus was used for breaking the German code designated 'Fish' not Enigma which was done by the Bombes - totally different cypher but a very common mistake.
    Cool news though.
     
  11. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    lol our history is a waste... you know as the saying goes if we dont learn from our pass we are doomed to repeat it, I mean we spend millions on theme parks how is this anymore important to society its all a form of entertainment and in this case I think it would be cool to see one of the forefathers that have brought about what you take advantage of on a daily basis without a second thought.
     
  12. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I'm amazed they think they can do it for 250K. Seems like everything is at least a million these days.
     
  13. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    no they are uber cool: this thing will be using PASSIVE COOLING cheesecake
     
  14. jamesislush

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    They should strap some neon lights to the bugger.
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Can it play pong..lol
     
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