'Home Computer' in the year 2004

Posted by: Larry

'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 06:00 PM

As envisioned by scientists in 1954. ( Photo here ) Yes, it has a steering wheel.<br><br>
Posted by: six_of_one

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 06:03 PM

Well, just the one wheel is used for steering. The other is used to raise the anchor.<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
Posted by: Pete

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 06:16 PM

Larry, what's the deal with all the posting? <br><br>Get fired from one of your jobs or something? <br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
Posted by: Larry

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 07:01 PM

Nah, Julie (my longtime girlfriend) just got her RN license and is now helping to deliver babies 12 hours a day, 4 days a week... so I've got a little more time on my hands now. <br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 07:07 PM

That looks more like a dive station on a sub<br><br>Let her deliver the babies you stick to delivering the news and posting here<br><br>
Posted by: Larry

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 07:54 PM

That's my plan. <br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 09:13 PM

With the Fortran language it'll be easy to use! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 09:57 PM

Well, it probably is easy to use... compared to Windows!<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 10:08 PM

Tru dat.<br><br>
Posted by: OSXaddict

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/19/04 10:50 PM

She should get on the same schedule as Amy...3 days on (and not in a row!) and 4 days off...easy living <br><br>/ducks <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: lislaz

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 12:10 AM

Damn! My powerbook looks nothing like that! <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: carp

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 12:27 AM

Well, it probably is easy to use... compared to Windows!<br><br>LOL<br><br>At-least could try and steer away to aviod a crash<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 02:06 AM

LOL!<br><br>
Posted by: Pete

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 02:19 AM

Why do some of the elements looks Photoshopped to me...?<br><br>Like the guy, and the TV mounted on the wall for example...<br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
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Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 02:22 AM

It's ra<sup>th</sup>er suspicious, no?<br><br>
Posted by: skim1420

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 05:47 PM

Yeah... some of that looks fabricated. Too funny to be true kind of thing. The keyboard looks out of place to be dated 1964... <br><br>--<br>http://www.stevenkimband.com/
Posted by: djstefan

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/20/04 07:56 PM

Photoshop, yep, that was my imppression too. Look at the paper, the TV, the KB, and even the guy. Still a good joke, but unlikely to be the prediciton of 40 years ago. Also, if they were to predict a computer back then, it would have been for the year 2000 to make it an even number.<br><br>_________________________________________<br>You expect me to sign here or somethin?
Posted by: LoveTheBomb

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 12:03 AM

this is definitely a FAKE because, while FORTRAN was created in 1954, it wasn't commercially available outside IBM until 1957.<br><br>geez... I programed FORTRAN last spring in one of my computer classes... I don't like working with languages older than my dad<br><br>-Matt<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 12:18 AM

FORTRAN was the standard language taught in beginning comp sci courses back when I was in college. I still remember doing the punch cards and debugging by going through reams and reams of printer paper <br><br>
Posted by: hayesk

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 03:28 AM

FORTRAN is still the best language for doing mathmatical work. It all comes down to storing of matrices by column first, then by row. C is the other way around. While C seems to make more sense, it's faster for most matrix calculations if the data is stored by columns.<br><br>
Posted by: LoveTheBomb

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 04:34 AM

I did parallel programming for CAT scan analysis last spring. lots of math there (inverse laplace transformations).<br><br>-Matt<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 12:40 PM

I invented the home computer, and now I'm running for President! <br><br>
Posted by: Boothby4

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/21/04 06:41 PM

<br><br>This pannel comes from a Navy ship. I've actually seen it in real life.<br><br><br>Salus populi suprema lex
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/22/04 12:09 AM

Is that an Epson 1520 printer??? I bet it gets 1 page per hour!<br><br>
Posted by: hayesk

Re: 'Home Computer' in the year 2004 - 09/23/04 02:13 AM

It's DEC teletype machine from the 70s.<br><br>BTW, the original image (from a submarine control station) is in the "iMac G5 beater" thread over in forums.macnn.com in the Lounge forum.<br><br>