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 Timeline History of Computers 
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http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/1970/

1933


Americans using teleprinters, World War II
Telex messaging network comes on line

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Like the Volkswagen Beetle and modern freeway systems, the Telex messaging network comes out of the early period of Germany’s Third Reich. Telex starts as a way to distribute military messages, but soon becomes a world-wide network of both official and commercial text messaging that will persist in some countries into the 2000s. Telex uses teleprinters, which date back to the 1910s for use in telegraphy. But instead of using pricey dedicated telegraph lines, the telex system connects those teleprinters to each other over voice telephone lines, routed by modified telephone switches. Wireless versions of Telex soon connect remote regions of the developing world.



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Gates Joins Musk, Hawking in Expressing Fear of AI

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates joins a number of prominent tech gurus and scientists in revealing his thoughts on the potentially dangerous effects and unintended consequences of artificial intelligence on human civilization. Previously, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others had expressed similar sentiments. Those on the other side of the debate felt artificial intelligence would usher in an era of unprecedented human achievement, aided by the “minds” of humanity’s artificial brethren. While Gates and others felt that in the short-term intelligent machines would benefit mankind, they foresaw a future where more advanced super-intelligent machines could pose a grave threat to human existence.


Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:10 am
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I once operated a system that used a teletype for a terminal. To IPL the computer, a punch tape was read by the teletype for boot up. A magtape was then read to finish loading. Was a PDP 11/15 or 11/20.


Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:12 pm
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did you ever use the antikythera mechanism? :)


Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:50 am
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A couple of times. Then one day on my commute to the office cave I misplaced it. Never did find it.


Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:23 am
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Time Traveling Edison.


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Quite funny.

I changed a few of these. 12 x 14 inch platters.

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I'm having a revelation.


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