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...still amazes me, nice to read this today:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38076123?post_id=101...

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On a related note, I loved watching this video on computer for Apollo; especially the part about the wiring pattern (beginning at 17')...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBhPsyYCiM
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koinskyz wrote:
On a related note, I loved watching this video on computer for Apollo; especially the part about the wiring pattern (beginning at 17')...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBhPsyYCiM


That was fascinating. Imagine hand cutting those wiring patterns and that weaving too. I'm surprised just how much of it was handmade. Quite a YouTube find.
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...still amazes me, nice to read this today:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38076123?post_id=101...



Wow. "...at [a] time when computer science was so new it was not even a recognised term, and code was written out by hand."

Can you imagine that?

In the book "Russian Space Probes" they describe equipment carried aboard the early Soviet lunar probes that developed photographic film using chemicals and then dried the film.
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