Why do vintage computers from the 70s look like somthing an alien race would use?

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    • #121296
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      Why do vintage computers from the 70s look like somthing an alien race would use?

    • #121297
      Anonymous
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      https://i.imgur.com/uunFLpp.gif

      because you didn’t take your meds again

      • #121299
        Anonymous
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        Another leftygoy

        • #121300
          Anonymous
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          https://i.imgur.com/HS2js8c.gif

          I’m not the one with 4 chud browser tabs open

          • #121302
            Anonymous
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            God you’re scrotebrained.

            • #121304
              Anonymous
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              I said open more chudpol tabs chud
              and don’t forget to update chudzilla already

        • #121301
          Anonymous
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          >spam LULZ with BLACKED
          I dunno, seems kinda woke af

      • #121337
        Anonymous
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        >that gif
        literally me

    • #121298
      Anonymous
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      Because that was the trendy thing in the 70s.

      • #121305
        Anonymous
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        >price: 455 small penises

        • #121335
          Anonymous
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          kek

      • #121307
        Anonymous
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        Looks mad comfy

      • #121326
        Anonymous
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        comfy

      • #121334
        Anonymous
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        comfy

      • #121336
        Anonymous
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        70s design is totally woke af!

        • #121345
          Anonymous
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          Maybe for zoomers. For me, all the 70s design I encountered was a sign of neglect or decay or decline. People who gave a shit tended to preserve something much older or buy new. I hate the whole design language as a result.

      • #121349
        Anonymous
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        You can have it in any color you like, as long as its piss yellow or avocado green.

        • #121351
          Anonymous
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          looks like piss

    • #121306
      Anonymous
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      You mean well designed?

    • #121308
      Anonymous
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      >vintage computers
      that’s not a computer

    • #121309
      Anonymous
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      that’s not a computer, it’s a terminal. in my pic: now THIS is a computer

      • #121318
        Anonymous
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        It look more like a retro-futuristic cash register

        • #121329
          Anonymous
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          That keyboard looks awful.

          Commodore made calculators before that, so it’s to be expected. And yes, everyone says that keyboard was absolutely terrible.

      • #121327
        Anonymous
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        That keyboard looks awful.

        • #121328
          Anonymous
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          It was. Oh God it was.
          Later revisions removed the tape drive and had a full size keyboard.

      • #121331
        Anonymous
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        Terminals are computers, chud

        • #121332
          Anonymous
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          A lot of those early glass TTYs are pure TTL and not Turing-complete.

          • #121333
            Anonymous
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            >calculators aren’t computers because they’re not turing complete
            >pure TTL can’t be computers
            typical chud

            • #121343
              Anonymous
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              >Nothing is actually a computer because memory isn’t infinite like the turing machine tape

        • #121340
          Anonymous
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          Can a very early digital terminal, like OP’s, be feed a binary easily and run it locally?
          Sure terminals that could, smart terminals, existed, but OP’s is not.

          • #121341
            Anonymous
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            this kills the chud

            • #121342
              Anonymous
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              Yes, as anon said, that’s a computer, like stated here:

              that’s not a computer, it’s a terminal. in my pic: now THIS is a computer

              Commodore PET. I have a 8032 myself.

              But

              […]

              is not a computer itself, it’s a dumb terminal. It can’t be programmed directly or run 3rd party code.

              • #121347
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                ‘ate the pet

                stinking tape drives always sucked even brand new

        • #121348
          Anonymous
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          They’re barebone computers build with the single purpose of communicating with the mainframe through a serial connection.

          The display connected to your PC is also technically a computer, but would you use it as a computer? I wouldn’t.

    • #121310
      Anonymous
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      SOVL

    • #121311
      Anonymous
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      >FF 4F
      >33 34 35 12
      >00 00 00 00 00 00
      >FF FF FF FF FF FF
      on fridays we kode

    • #121312
      Anonymous
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      >Lear Siegler ADM-3A

      terminal to first machine i ever used – Cromemmco Z2-D

      I remember the ker-chunk it used to make turning it on, fun times.

      • #121314
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        wow. never seen this before. reading the wiki, seems like a very capable machine. interesting to see that the US airforce used them, but with a 68020 cpu instead of z80.
        > The United States Air Force deployed 600 Cromemco Systems from 1985 to 1996 as Mission Support Systems for the F-15, F-16, and F-111 aircraft.[13][14] During this period Cromemco systems were used for the planning of every combat mission for these aircraft, including missions during the First Gulf War. These systems were woke af on the Cromemco Z-2 computer, but utilized the Motorola 68020 32-bit processor, and had a custom, removable hard drive to meet the Air Force need to be able to physically secure all flight plan information. Cromemco received a patent on this technology

        • #121316
          Anonymous
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          oh aye, they were very capable ‘serious business’ machines – the nature of s100 bus made them very flexible. even had a unix-like os later with cromix.

          The school my father used to teach at had it for handling all the pupil records etc. – he was head of maths and into computers, so he was writing all the database software for them, would bring it home over holidays to work on them so I got to play around with it.

          • #121321
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            >The school my father used to teach at had it for handling all the pupil records etc. – he was head of maths and into computers, so he was writing all the database software for them, would bring it home over holidays to work on them so I got to play around with it.
            that’s excellent. I know I would have enjoyed playing around with this machine if I had access to it. What was CP/M like on it? I only ever used CP/M on Commodore’s 128 and it was hell slow.

            It look more like a retro-futuristic cash register

            >It look more like a retro-futuristic cash register
            it does indeed, anon. same keyboards too.

            • #121324
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              >What was CP/M like on it? I only ever used CP/M on Commodore’s 128 and it was hell slow.

              I remember it being just fine – tho it was ~40 years ago so take that with a pinch of salt lol – very similar to MSDOS, came with assembler/disassembler etc.

              First home machine we had was a TR80 Model I/II – great stuff.

              • #121325
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                trs80 was an interesting computer. i missed a lot of these machines back then. i only had access to commodore 64 and amiga. used apple macs and bbc micros at school and i thought the bbc was superior to the mac. i think that experience with macs was what really turned me off to ever getting into them until years later when they were all colour and didn’t run at a glacial pace.

            • #121330
              Anonymous
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              C128 CP/M seems to suffer from a combination of under-optimized firmware and bad system architecture that you wouldn’t see at all on Cromemcos or really any other proper CP/M system. There probably was no better option unless you were ready to jump straight up to minicomputers.

    • #121313
      Anonymous
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      I don’t know about Europe, but US computers had to be built like tanks because of FCC regulations. They eventually added rules for unintended transmitters.

    • #121315
      Anonymous
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      This were meant to be used by woman.
      So they make them look nice.

    • #121320
      Anonymous
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      Because boomers are an alien race.

    • #121322
      Anonymous
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      because alien races in sci fi in the 60s and 70s largely used technology reminiscent of the technology of the time and even when the technology updated the depictions of alien tech in sci fi did not

    • #121323
      Anonymous
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      Because they ARE alien technology, taken from the Roosevelt crash.

      • #121350
        Anonymous
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        this

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    • #121339
      Anonymous
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      because they were influenced by star trek which also influenced your preconceptions of alien aesthetics.

    • #121344
      Anonymous
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      Bump

    • #121346
      Anonymous
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      that’s a classy terminal

      ctrl in the correct spot and everything

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