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Posted: 10 April 2012 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Documentary here.

And here I am having trouble with undergraduate business statistics. Einstein did so much and all he had was a pencil and some paper (as well as a great mind).

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Posted: 10 April 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Well, to be fair, a lot of Einstein’s work was based off the work of others, it’s just that he managed to finally fuse a bunch of theories and ideas together into working equations. ‘Shoulders of Giants’, and such (though that’s Newton).

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Posted: 10 April 2012 09:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Peter - 10 April 2012 07:28 AM

Documentary here.

And here I am having trouble with undergraduate business statistics. Einstein did so much and all he had was a pencil and some paper (as well as a great mind).

And this:

Don´t EVER forget that the WHOLE Apollo project was calculated by these!

 

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Posted: 10 April 2012 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Actually they had some electromechanical computers those days, but they were pretty primative.

On that subject - if there weren’t any transistors, we would be doing calculations on these little babies:

That is a Curta calculator. Developed by a death camp inmate during WW2, it’s a marvellously compact totally mechanical calculation device, capable of some stunningly complex functions. Still available for sale, too, though I can’t justify buying one.

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