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Coach
01-27-2013, 09:47 AM
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/old-computer.jpg

Hi guys,

If you stopped by yesterday, you probably noticed that the site was down for most of the day while I was performing some upgrades. That's me in the picture fixing the broken flux capacitor. It took a lot longer than I thought.

The good news is that the site is now up and running and should be faster than ever before. I have plans to update the forum software over the next few months as well. There is a chance that some of the old site features like the casino may not carry over. It doesn't seem like anybody uses them any more anyhow. I appreciate your patience as I try to make this forum a better place to visit.

-Coach

whackojacko58
01-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Yay your awsome coach!!

70 chiefsfan70
01-27-2013, 03:06 PM
Thanks for all you do for this site. Its the absolute best.

Having trouble getting on for 1 day is truely a small price to pay.

Thanks again

kcvet
01-27-2013, 10:22 PM
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/old-computer.jpg

Hi guys,

If you stopped by yesterday, you probably noticed that the site was down for most of the day while I was performing some upgrades. That's me in the picture fixing the broken flux capacitor. It took a lot longer than I thought.

The good news is that the site is now up and running and should be faster than ever before. I have plans to update the forum software over the next few months as well. There is a chance that some of the old site features like the casino may not carry over. It doesn't seem like anybody uses them any more anyhow. I appreciate your patience as I try to make this forum a better place to visit.

-Coach

careful what you touch

http://comps.fotosearch.com/bigcomps/CSP/CSP922/k9222141.jpg

N TX Dave
01-28-2013, 12:30 AM
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/old-computer.jpg

-Coach

Now that is not to far off the first computer I worked on in the Army in '71, it was made by Ford Motor Company.

Chiefster
01-28-2013, 01:39 AM
Nice job Coach! I for one would not miss the casino. Hey, anything that makes the site on this interweb thangy better! :D

Chiefster
01-28-2013, 01:47 AM
http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/153/thecableguyoriginal2.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/thecableguyoriginal2.jpg/)

Eydugstr
01-28-2013, 07:41 AM
http://hill-kleerup.org/blog/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/old-computer.jpg


That man is going to an awful lot of trouble to play a game of "Pong". Looks more like a wine cellar than a computer!

Great website, thanks Coach!

N TX Dave
01-28-2013, 11:56 AM
That man is going to an awful lot of trouble to play a game of "Pong". Looks more like a wine cellar than a computer!

Great website, thanks Coach!

That is a tube computer, I worked on the next generation all discrete components not one IC Chip they were not invented yet, it had rows and rows of 4" x 6" cards and on one of those cards were transistors, resistors, diodes and caps for two "and" of "or" gates. Programs were loaded with a punched card readers.

kcvet
01-28-2013, 12:11 PM
That is a tube computer, I worked on the next generation all discrete components not one IC Chip they were not invented yet, it had rows and rows of 4" x 6" cards and on one of those cards were transistors, resistors, diodes and caps for two "and" of "or" gates. Programs were loaded with a punched card readers.

I was weened on tubes

kcvet
01-28-2013, 12:24 PM
US subs used a computer called the TDC (Torpedo Data Computer) in WW2

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/TDCfullview.jpg

an early electromechanical analog computer used for torpedo fire-control. Britain, Germany, and Japan also developed automated torpedo fire control equipment, but none were as advanced as the US Navy's TDC, as it was able to automatically track the target rather than simply offering an instantaneous firing solution. This unique capability of the TDC set the standard for submarine torpedo fire control during World War II. I also read there was one used by artillery units to put the round dead on target

jap1
01-28-2013, 03:38 PM
US subs used a computer called the TDC (Torpedo Data Computer) in WW2

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/TDCfullview.jpg

an early electromechanical analog computer used for torpedo fire-control. Britain, Germany, and Japan also developed automated torpedo fire control equipment, but none were as advanced as the US Navy's TDC, as it was able to automatically track the target rather than simply offering an instantaneous firing solution. This unique capability of the TDC set the standard for submarine torpedo fire control during World War II. I also read there was one used by artillery units to put the round dead on target

They used analog computers on battleships (like the USS Missouri). They tried to upgrade to digital ones (in the 80s I think), but they couldn't get the same accuracy with long distance artillery (20+ miles) as they were able to get with the analog computers. So they stuck with the analog computers from the 40s.

N TX Dave
01-28-2013, 06:05 PM
Well when I first went into the Army I was at a Nike Hercules site which was still using analog computers to guide the missile to the target but I did not really work on them I just operated them. The right hand cabinet was servos that were the actual computer this is one computer to track the intercept point.
http://ed-thelen.org/ifc_comp.jpg

Coach
01-28-2013, 07:36 PM
http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/c64/h/complete.jpg
Never realized how advanced my first computer was till I read this thread.

AkChief49
01-29-2013, 12:33 AM
I went to the Kennedy space center in Florida a few years ago and took the tour. At the Mercury launch site they had a model of the old flight computer, approx. 3'X2'X1-1/2'. Sitting on top of it was a reference to the size of the computer that replaced it, it was a wrist watch.

Chiefster
01-29-2013, 11:02 PM
http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/c64/h/complete.jpg
Never realized how advanced my first computer was till I read this thread.

:lol:

tornadospotter
01-30-2013, 07:44 PM
http://www.classiccmp.org/dunfield/c64/h/complete.jpg
Never realized how advanced my first computer was till I read this thread.
Hey! Do you still have that? I need to upgrade my home system. The wife wants the room. :11:

Chiefster
01-31-2013, 11:37 PM
Hey! Do you still have that? I need to upgrade my home system. The wife wants the room. :11:

That's gotta be a whole 64K! :lol:

tornadospotter
02-07-2013, 08:08 PM
That's gotta be a whole 64K! :lol:

Well never mind, at that cost, I will just keep mine. :11:

Chiefster
02-07-2013, 10:40 PM
Well never mind, at that cost, I will just keep mine. :11:

:lol: Actually, I was talking Kilobytes.

tornadospotter
02-08-2013, 12:04 AM
:lol: Actually, I was talking Kilobytes.
Not one to tell others about there business, but should you be talking about that sort of thing on this intwebbey thing? I think the DEA have the interwebby thing also. I will keep it on the dl. :lol:

Chiefster
02-08-2013, 12:57 AM
Not one to tell others about there business, but should you be talking about that sort of thing on this intwebbey thing? I think the DEA have the interwebby thing also. I will keep it on the dl. :lol:

I know, right?