|Old_Zircon - 2013-01-10 |
The opening shot reminded me that the Poles called the final Turing-built machine The Bombe, because the loud noise made them think of the ticking timer on some unimaginably humongous bomb. With all the dials and wires maybe it does bear a passing resemblance to the The Bomb that was built 6 years later.
|The Mothership - 2013-01-10 |
dammit, what's the flaw! I must know.
And it's got the Poles making an important but oft-forgotten contribution!
dont let it fall in the wrong hands
|baleen - 2013-01-10 |
James Grime is an excellent name for a young man that is hellbent on making, I don't know, a DEATH RAY ON THE MOON.
|cognitivedissonance - 2013-01-10 |
Oh my god you're adooooooooooooooraaaaaaaaaaaaable. Cuddle cuddle cuddle.
It has never failed to amaze me how the post-WW2 media has mythologized Nazi science as somehow being superior... it was, but only in very specific, entirely practical things. For every Enigma machine, you had hundreds upon hundreds of hack professors working on "German Veterinary Science" and "German Dentistry" and "German Neuroscience".
Allied WW2 projects are still popping up now and then that were under 50, 75, 100 year classifications, or were quietly disposed of, or that everyone involved has died. And if anything, it tells you that technological "superiority" is, in the big arena of war, a poor advantage compared to having really effective spies, an empire, natural geological barriers, and the ability to build machines really fast. And there's poor Germany, stuck between the UK and USSR.
|Simillion - 2013-01-11 |
And now, numbers just for men.
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