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Old 06-08-2017, 05:49 AM   #16
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Additionally, the very fact that your link even mentions, let alone credits Erich Von Däniken is highly suspect as he is a thoroughly debunked nutjob and/or self-promoter. Let me be absolutely clear regarding Daniken, we are not talking about a man who simply has an untested and unpopular hypothesis. It has been proven beyond any shadow of a doubt that he not only altered data but completely fabricated whole sections of "Chariots of the Gods".
Indeed. In fact he was forced to admit so himself. A bit like the Co2 climate change fanatics in fact.

So... Imagine my irritation when British TV (freeview channels) starts broadcasting not only his rubbish but actual
programs with him promoting it himself - regularly without so much as a "warning this program
may cause offence by high proportion of sewage" at the bottom. People are still watching this stuff and believing it.

Incidently - you may want to reign in the the statement that "the laws of physics are the same everywhere." just a little anyway. It seems it may be possible that there is a gravity well variation in cosmology that may change a few things slightly
when such wells (solar system/galactic etc ... the big end of things) are not present. I'd guess about 2 years before the models are known wider. Actually looked at that way much of what we know could be considered a locality based system cosmologically. Just a theory at present of course. It would be pretty exciting though. (More so than ancient astronothings anyway)
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Indeed. In fact he was forced to admit so himself. A bit like the Co2 climate change fanatics in fact.
Don't know what you mean by that regarding "CO2 fanatics". Could you expand please?
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I read somewhere (I wish I could find the source again) that
solid state (chips) were invented at bletchley park during
or just after the war, but they were ignored because nobody
could think of a use for them.

A typical British response if true.
Very interesting!

I found this article on the Ferranti F100-L circa 1976. The first European designed and manufactured 16 bit microprocessor.

I think that the masks that were used to produce the chip were made using Rubylith cut-and-peel film at Ferranti's plant in Wythenshaw in Manchester. The size of the die was limited by the platen size,5 feet by 4 feet, of the vector plotter, a Ferranti EP130, which produced the masks; . The film mask was photographically reduced to the size of the final die.

My first ever service job, as an apprentice, was to fly down from Edinburgh to Manchester to replace some burned out flexible cables in the plotter. Ended up fixing them for fifteen years of my life!

My small contribution to the evolution of the silicon chip!

Play Bonny!

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