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Did The Ancient Greeks Make A Computer?
An Article | 1977 | Lionel Casson

Posted on 11/01/2003 9:21:03 AM PST by Holly_P

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Windows 100 B.C.?
1 posted on 11/01/2003 9:21:04 AM PST by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P
Sorry for the lack of paragraph indentation. I tried. Better luck next time I guess.
2 posted on 11/01/2003 9:22:23 AM PST by Holly_P (.)
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To: Holly_P
Headline should read "Ancient Geeks".
3 posted on 11/01/2003 9:22:46 AM PST by JusPasenThru (We're through being cool (you can say that again, Dad))
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To: Holly_P
Oracle of Dell-phi ?
4 posted on 11/01/2003 9:26:12 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: Holly_P
http://www.giant.net.au/users/rupert/kythera/kythera3.htm

has some more info
5 posted on 11/01/2003 9:27:54 AM PST by evolved_rage
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To: diotima; Ippolita
ancient ping
6 posted on 11/01/2003 9:27:57 AM PST by agitator (Ok, mic check...line one...)
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To: Holly_P
...My first effort. I thought it was fascinating. probably dull for everyone else especially with no paragraph breaks.
...I have been a member for one day. Is this the reason for the (.) after my name?
7 posted on 11/01/2003 9:29:34 AM PST by Holly_P (.Proud member of F.R. for one day.)
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To: Holly_P
Another article I read a few years back had an accompanying photo of the encrusted device. Was there a photo with this one?
8 posted on 11/01/2003 9:30:31 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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To: Holly_P
Beta testing.
9 posted on 11/01/2003 9:30:54 AM PST by Consort
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"Is this the reason for the (.) after my name?"

...OK it's not there now and further more I am talking to myself...Nerves I reckon.
10 posted on 11/01/2003 9:31:06 AM PST by Holly_P (.Proud member of F.R. for one day.)
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To: Holly_P
Could be... was found in a crash, right?
11 posted on 11/01/2003 9:32:04 AM PST by thoughtomator ("A republic, if you can keep it.")
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..."Was there a photo with this one?"

...Yes, but my scanner doesn't do very well with that type picture. I tried it and it came out so blurred that it wasnt recognizable.
12 posted on 11/01/2003 9:32:48 AM PST by Holly_P (.Proud member of F.R. for one day.)
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13 posted on 11/01/2003 9:35:15 AM PST by Consort
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To: Holly_P
...OK it's not there now and further more I am talking to myself...Nerves I reckon.

BOO! BoogaBoogaBooga!


14 posted on 11/01/2003 9:37:10 AM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING NEWBIES SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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...Great pictures! Thanks so much for the link.
15 posted on 11/01/2003 9:37:13 AM PST by Holly_P (.Proud member of F.R. for one day.)
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To: Holly_P
This item was discussed by the physicist Richard Feynman in his book of stories: Surely You're Joking. He said he was in Greece and went to the museum where the computer was supposed to be and found that not only was it not on display but no one there seemed to be realizing the importance of this find.

There was an article on it in Scientific American a long time ago but I don't believe it showed any of the gammaradiographs. From the picture they did show of the corroded object it was hard to see how they deduced a a very complex structure including a differential gear.

16 posted on 11/01/2003 9:37:48 AM PST by wideminded
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...OK it's not there now and further more I am talking to myself...Nerves I reckon.

MY SATANIC CAT IS AFTER YOU.


17 posted on 11/01/2003 9:39:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING NEWBIES SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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Obviously you don't know anything about washing cats ... there should be a well of warm water into which you place the critter, to keep it warm while insulting its dignity. Oh the indignities some cats have to endure!
18 posted on 11/01/2003 9:42:20 AM PST by MHGinTN (If you can read this, you've had life support from someone. Promote life support for others.)
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...For more info and pictures check the link provided in message #5 by: evolved_rage
19 posted on 11/01/2003 9:42:26 AM PST by Holly_P (.Proud member of F.R. for one day.)
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To: MHGinTN
Obviously you don't know anything about washing cats ... there should be a well of warm water into which you place the critter, to keep it warm while insulting its dignity. Oh the indignities some cats have to endure!

What good's a cat unless you can make it feel undignified?

Besides, this is a really good Wet ****y shot. I figure just for that alone, it's worth is.

20 posted on 11/01/2003 9:44:53 AM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING NEWBIES SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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