Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time

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    Jan 03, 2014 3:11 PM GMT
    Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time
    http://io9.com/advanced-imaging-reveals-a-computer-1-500-years-ahead-o-1492104535
  • Lincsbear

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    Jan 04, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    An amazing story, and it makes you wonder what other discoveries and devices have been lost to history(or not yet found).

  • kew1

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    Jan 05, 2014 12:40 AM GMT
    Lincsbear saidAn amazing story, and it makes you wonder what other discoveries and devices have been lost to history(or not yet found).



    Did you see the BBC4 documentary about it last year? Someone's made a replica.
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    Jan 05, 2014 1:03 AM GMT
    But the ancients were less advanced and couldn't possibly do things that rivals our feeble attempts at greatness. icon_rolleyes.gif

    There have been a few a couple of great write ups dealing with this computer in recent years and it shows how advanced we were...
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    Jan 05, 2014 1:12 AM GMT
    The explanation is really obvious. Someone 1500 years later discovered time travel, went back to ancient Greece, and dropped it there.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jan 05, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    kew1 said
    Lincsbear saidAn amazing story, and it makes you wonder what other discoveries and devices have been lost to history(or not yet found).



    Did you see the BBC4 documentary about it last year? Someone's made a replica.


    Yes, I think so. Did it relate to the discovery of a lost book/document of Archimedes?
  • kew1

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    Jan 06, 2014 8:27 AM GMT
    ^
    No, about the latest attempts to understand how this computer worked. I think the replica maker actually suggested things like the number of teeth needed to make it work.