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Originally posted by zerb
This looks like a moudel of some kind possibly a super computer:
That was probably snapped back in the 50's - 60's I bet for that time period those comps (assuming thats what they are) were pulling in about 3 gigahertz for the most advanced of the time which is unheard of for that time period but you have to remember its top secrete. Nowadays they are probably pulling in about 2 teraflopes, which is unheard of considering our brain process at 1 teraflop.
Hate to disappoint you, but the first supercomputers came up in the 60's with processing power of around 2 megaflops.
Speed measured in hertz also isn't that much of a scale as it is with pc's. There are a lot of tasks that are done using highly specialized IC's where hertz doesn't mean a thing. For example, the NSA is using specialized components designed for voice recognition. They are designed and built for a single task, but they do that task extremely fast. This stuff died on the open market decades ago since it is way to expensive for business, but is still loved for certain purposes.
Oh, yeah, and the human brain is said to have processing power of around 100 teraflops (just think about how much information you have to process just typing this).
Originally posted by alias101
I agree. I wish I could get in there to. I think right before I die. I'm going to drive there and then i'm going to sprint into it. I know they'll probably shoot me. But thats why I'm going to do it right before i die.
1) I think that one pic is of the proposed X-20 DynaSoar. Unfortunately, it looks like a cgi pic (though I think it's possible that it may have been built in secret in real life).
The government then used an early secret military space shuttle to go get the Monolith itself. This covert military spacecraft flew years before the first "official" NASA Shuttle's public flights in 1981. The spaceplane is operated by a secret military astronaut program out of Vandenburg Air Force Base, California, among other locations. The second flight mission of this unacknowledged military shuttle retrieved the Monolith, and brought it back to Earth in 1972 for study
2) Has anyone ever wondered what the real point of an armed Blackbird was? I am not an expert on the blackbird (so please fill me in), but it seems like none of the Russian bombers in the 1960s were even remotely fast enough to warrant a Mach 3 interceptor. Might the F-12 have been built for... shooting at UFOs?
Originally posted by 2ndSEED
Top Secret planes seem kool but wheres the Aliens and Space crafts....
[edit on 9-6-2005 by 2ndSEED]