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#41 sunday

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 1150 AM

 

 

How about that the Abrams entered service in February 1980, while the first Sherman was accepted in February 1942. Which means, of course, at this point we're farther from the introduction of the Abrams than the introduction of the Abrams was from the introduction of the Sherman...

 

How far we have come from 1942 to now is astounding. Cure for cancer, over/under 25 years.

 

But Ma Deuce is still in service!

 

 

Centenary of first model in two years.


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#42 Corinthian

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 0211 AM

Knowing most of my coworkers weren't born when Operation Desert Shield/Storm happened makes me feel old.

 

Knowing some of my coworkers were only in high school during 9/11 makes me feel really old.


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Posted 15 July 2019 - 0213 AM

 

 

The benchmark numbers for the latest generation Threadripper CPUs versus the best of 20 years ago.

 

I was bored at work and did some searching for old mainframes and supercomputers I used back in the day. Cray X-MP, Y-MP, etc. Processor clock rates in the MHz range.

 

Of course, there's a whole litany of naval A/C from my youth, that have been mothballed forever. A-7Es, F-8s, A-3s, etc.

 

 

That's a weird thought. This is a multi-million dollar supercomputer from the 1980s.

 

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This is a Samsung Galaxy 9.

 

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The phone comfortably outperforms the supercomputer.

 

 

 

Shiiiiiiiiiiiit.... That makes me feel so out of touch.


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#44 Adam_S

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 0350 AM

Tranquility base here. The nerds have landed.

 


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 0526 AM

Daughter of Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke stars in a successful TV series.


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#46 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 0538 AM

Tranquility base here. The nerds have landed.

 

 

Yeah, I was watching that this morning. As someone that has mastered an F14 Tomcat, I felt completely bewildered at the orbital mechanics of it all. :D


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