[LMB] OT: Tech marches on

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 04:09:38 GMT 2021


If you feel nostalgic the Computer History Museum in Mountain View has some
videos on YouTube showing them programming a 1959 IBM 1401 computer.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 6:16 PM Fred <fred.fredex at gmail.com> wrote:

> assuming a submarine was 1000 ft underwater, I wouldn't think EMP would be
> too much of a problem.
>
> The longevity of vacuum tube electronics in the military probably relates
> to the long, slow, painful government acquisition systems.
>
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2021 at 5:29 PM Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold <
> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>
> > Tubes are also probably more resistant to EMP than any solid state
> > electronics.
> > When some of the scenarios you're planing for involve nearby nuclear
> > blasts, that matters.
> >
> > On 13/12/2021 18:13, Harvey Fishman wrote:
> > > If it ain't broke, DON'T fix it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> > >
> > > Harvey
> > >
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> > > From: "Raymond Collins" <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
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> > >
> > >> Shocking! Indeed. Of course when I mentioned tube to the crewman he
> > >> said,
> > >> "It's classified."
> > >>
> > >> On Mon, Dec 13, 2021, 12:23 AM A. Marina Fournier via Lois-Bujold <
> > >> lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>  On Dec 12, 2021, at 8:18 PM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com>
> > >>> wrote:
> > >>>  >
> > >>>  > I also had a chance to tour a nuclear submarine and was surprised
> > >>> to see
> > >>>  > tubes glowing behind some of the consoles.
> > >>>
> > >>>  Tubes? My jaw hit the floor, and the mind, she is boggling.
> > >>>
> > >>>  A. Marina Fournier
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