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Originally posted by boomer135
But he asks a good question. How did they get it flying so fast?
Yep...that traitor. The private/government contractors working on classified projects should be bugged and monitored for a given period of time until the technology is no longer considered
Originally posted by Pervius
Originally posted by boomer135But he asks a good question. How did they get it flying so fast?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by boomer135
It'll be interesting to see if the next gen AWACS is going to go in the way I've heard rumors about, as far as the radar replacement goes. It would definitely be a leap in radar technology for them.
Originally posted by manykapao
You can say what you will, but even the computers you are using are American inventions, and their innovative replacements will be American as well.
Konrad Zuse (1910-1995) was a construction engineer for the Henschel Aircraft Company in Berlin, Germany at the beginning of WWII. Konrad Zuse earned the semiofficial title of "inventor of the modern computer" for his series of automatic calculators, which he invented to help him with his lengthy engineering calculations. Zuse has modestly dismissed the title while praising many of the inventions of his contemporaries and successors as being equally if not more important than his own.
One of the most difficult aspects of doing a large calculation with either a slide rule or a mechanical adding machine is keeping track of all intermediate results and using them, in their proper place, in later steps of the calculation. Konrad Zuse wanted to overcome that difficulty. He realized that an automatic-calculator device would require three basic elements: a control, a memory, and a calculator for the arithmetic.