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    1849 computer

    went to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View Ca for fathers day.
    this is the Babbage Difference Engine #2. designed in 1849, yes 1849. Charles Babbage tried to build it but ran out of money. built to his plans in 1991 it worked just has he said it would. made for solving math problems.
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    Damn! Sure it was Babbage and not Rube Goldberg?

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    Does it use a wheel sensor or GPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by borabora View Post
    Does it use a wheel sensor or GPS?
    ^^ Nice! :-)

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