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Mechanical computers

primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' BoopinDetroit, MI Icrontian

Is this how it works, @Cola?

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  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    edited March 2016

    This video is actually pretty fascinating.

  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian

    Fire control is no joke, the same principles apply to fire control solutions today, the tech has just gone digital :cool:

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @cola said:
    Fire control is no joke

    When it started I was like "yo sprinklers don't need a computer"

  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian

    Man, if the boat is on fire we got bigger problems

    CB
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited March 2016

    @cola said:
    fire control solutions today

    In old submarine movies like Hunt For Red October where they ask if they have a firing solution yet I always thought they were putting a special chemical solution in the chamber and was like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian

    @Linc said:

    @cola said:
    fire control solutions today

    In old submarine movies like Hunt For Red October where they ask if they have a firing solution yet I always thought they were putting a special chemical solution in the chamber and was like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    "These torpedoes need a homogenous mixture to operate nominally!"

    Linc
  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    Does anyone remember notch's 0x10c? My college friends and I were going to implement these exact kinds of things digitally to solve the vehicle stability and fire control problems. We would've owned faces.

  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    A classic from my own education.

    _k
  • MrTRiotMrTRiot Living in the North Icrontian

    This whole thread reminds me of this quote from Civ4 after researching steam power...

    "You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her deck? I have no time for such nonsense."

  • ErrorNullTurnipErrorNullTurnip Illinois Icrontian

    Here's another good naval training film regarding navigation. Fascinating how they were able to do this back before GPS.

    hackaday.com has a nice collection of tech documentaries and training videos, it's work a look if this was interesting:
    hackaday.com/category/hackaday-columns/retrotechtacular-hackaday-columns/

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