Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Tank, Feb 11, 2011.
Computers, internet, facebook, twitter were what informed and organized Egyptions to freedom.
People from India are "white"?
I'm not talking about calling tech support.
And White man's inventions were also the tools used to repress them, to control them and to exploit them.
Let's give a big cheer to us White guys, shall we?
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Interestingly though, the computer is the result of centuries of mankind building on ancient inventions.
The history of the modern computer begins with two separate technologiesautomated calculation and programmabilitybut no single device can be identified as the earliest computer, partly because of the inconsistent application of that term. Examples of early mechanical calculating devices include the abacus, the slide rule and arguably the astrolabe and the Antikythera mechanism, an ancient astronomical computer built by the Greeks around 80 BC. The Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria (c. 1070 AD) built a mechanical theater which performed a play lasting 10 minutes and was operated by a complex system of ropes and drums that might be considered to be a means of deciding which parts of the mechanism performed which actions and when. This is the essence of programmability.
The "castle clock", an astronomical clock invented by Al-Jazari in 1206, is considered to be the earliest programmable analog computer.[verification needed] It displayed the zodiac, the solar and lunar orbits, a crescent moon-shaped pointer travelling across a gateway causing automatic doors to open every hour, and five robotic musicians who played music when struck by levers operated by a camshaft attached to a water wheel. The length of day and night could be re-programmed to compensate for the changing lengths of day and night throughout the year.
The Renaissance saw a re-invigoration of European mathematics and engineering. Wilhelm Schickard's 1623 device was the first of a number of mechanical calculators constructed by European engineers, but none fit the modern definition of a computer, because they could not be programmed.
bullocks!, it's all been said and done, and under the sphinx's left paw where the Atlantians left it>
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