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    The Antikythera Mechanism

    Video: Ancient Computer | Watch NOVA Online | PBS Video

    I watched this last night and I can't stop thinking about how remarkable it is. I've never seen or read anything that goes this in depth to "unlocking it". It looks like they've been able to give credit to the design to Archimedes himself. The genius of Archimedes to me is mind-boggling.

    So often I dismiss the technological prowess of the ancients and this is another reminder that there were intellects back then superior to our greatest living intellects.

    This dude devised gears to mimic elliptical orbits and nine year cycles, in 70 B.C., wtf?!?


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    Re: The Antikythera Mechanism

    Yeah, Archimedes was amazing. He supposedly invented a giant crane arm that they used to lift Roman ships partly out of the water which caused them to sink when they tried to attack Syracuse.

    Edit: And I just watched it and that's all covered in the doc too.


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    Re: The Antikythera Mechanism

    Unimpressed, didn't even have minesweeper on it


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    Re: The Antikythera Mechanism

    My mind was blown while watching it last night.


    Hooray for Metaphors!

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    Re: The Antikythera Mechanism

    I'm not going to say it was aliens, but...



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    Re: The Antikythera Mechanism

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm not going to say it was aliens, but...
    Was waiting for this. You did not let me down.


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