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Cool science stuff

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Maybe this should be on the "things that make you feel old" thread.

    Jobs and Wozniak incorporated Apple in January of 1977 and showed the Apple II at a Japanese computer fair a month before Voyager 1 launched. IBM's iconic 5150 PC was still four years away. The Commodore 64 wouldn't be available until 1982.

    I was still programming in Fortran and Basic using keypunch cards and having to rent time on the university's main frame. (COBOL and Assembler can eat dirt.)
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    The PBS documentary on Voyager's 40th anniversary is incredible.

    The Farthest
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The Voyagers (Voyager 2, specifically) was one of the wonders of my childhood. I think I read every book our public library had on it, other space probes, and planetary science in general by the time I was 14. I remember the flyby of Neptune in 1989 being mind-blowing front page news for the better part of a week.
    Too bad I sucked at advanced math and wound up going into journalism instead of astrophysics. The passion and interest were there, but the skills never were.
  4. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Too bad for me, too. Some friends went that route, and they made a shit-ton of money.
  5. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

  7. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Any new graphene news lately?
  8. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

  9. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  10. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

  11. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  12. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Number 9, Number 9.

    New Discovery Stirs Up Signs of the Elusive Planet 9 | Science | Smithsonian

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