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Early Russian Hydraulic Computer

Early Russian Hydraulic Computer

In the heyday of analog computing, Vladimir Lukyanov designed an advanced computer that used water as the storage media. Various tubes, tanks, valves, pumps and sluices churned out solutions for the user based on variables such as changing tax rates or increasing money supply. From the Russian magazine Science and Life:

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Analog Tide Computers and the D-Day Invasion

Analog Tide Computers and the D-Day Invasion

Bruce Parker, former Chief Scientist and eleven-year veteran of NOAA’s National Ocean Service, wrote this fascinating article in the September issue of Physics Today. It covers the technical history
of the science of tide prediction leading up to the beautiful mechanical computers developed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to quickly extrapolate recorded tide patterns into useful predictions, and goes on to explain how those computers were critical in planning the Normandy landings.

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Multi-Touch DJ Light Table

Now, I know there will be some die hard vinyl-philes out there prone to fussing about the lost connection of tactile feedback or the degree of skill required to match turntable beats. But lets face it, all practices evolve, music being no exception, and the Multi-Touch Light Table is such a thoughtfully conceived and artfully crafted piece of UI that even the analog evangelists won’t be able to deny its merits.

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Yellow Owl Analog LCD Notecards

No matter how much I love the digital world, I’m an analog girl at heart, so these customizable notecards from Yellow Owl are right up my alley. Each card provides you with the LCD grid, and the set comes with the LCD alphabet cheat sheet plus a bright colored pencil. And what better way to […]

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