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    Bah, I thought the final pic was going to be "Your mom" because of a similar pic earlier in the thread.

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    I'm probably missing something, but I don't get this? Is it from something?
    Look up... is it "hilarious lectures"? Or something similar. Basically it's a porn star and she's reading a book. With a vibrator.

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    This is religion in a nutshell

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    Quote Originally Posted by saltyharbls View Post
    This is religion in a nutshell
    here's atheism in a nutshell

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    And that is why i have a beef with Evangelion characters.

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    ~Religion bashing isn't allowed~
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    I sense an internet conflict arising. Perhaps we should stick to funny pictures about animals

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    ...because being black means you can't be racist only prejudice.
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    ...black people have no power, privilege they cannot be racist since they were oppressed.
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    Did you just compare slavery to the holocaust? Don't compare them. The holocaust lasted 4 years while slavery lasted for well over 200 years at least in the US FYI

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    @Day Dreamer - Actually, that's wrong about the computer, and depends very much on how you define ''computer''.

    Let's take a look at this

    Many say the first computer is the "difference engine." The first of these devices was conceived in 1786 by J.H. Müller.
    A difference engine is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions. The name derives from the method of divided differences, a way to interpolate or tabulate functions by using a small set of polynomial coefficients. Both logarithmic and trigonometric functions, functions commonly used by both navigators and scientists, can be approximated by polynomials, so a difference engine can compute many useful sets of numbers.
    The historical difficulty in producing error free tables by teams of mathematicians and human "computers" spurred Charles Babbage's desire to build a mechanism to automate the process.

    So let's see something about Babbage and the ''computer''

    The word "computer" was first recorded as being used in 1613 and was originally was used to describe a person who performed calculations or computations. The definition of a computer remained the same until the end of the 19th century when it began referring to a machine that performed calculations.

    First mechanical computer or automatic computing engine concept

    In 1822, Charles Babbage purposed and began developing the Difference Engine, considered to be the first automatic computing engine that was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making a hard copies of the results. Unfortunately, because of funding he was never able to complete a full-scale functional version of this machine. In June of 1991, the London Science Museum completed the Difference Engine No 2 for the bicentennial year of Babbage's birth and later completed the printing mechanism in 2000.

    Later, in 1837 Charles Babbage proposed the first general mechanical computer, the Analytical Engine. The Analytical Engine contained an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), basic flow control, and integrated memory and is the first general-purpose computer concept. Unfortunately, because of funding issues this computer was also never built while Charles Babbage's was alive. In 1910, Henry Babbage, Charles Babbage's youngest son was able to complete a portion of this machine and was able to perform basic calculations.

    First programmable computer

    The Z1, originally created by Germany's Konrad Zuse in his parents living room in 1936 to 1938 and is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable (modern) computer and really the first functional computer.

    Now, it seems that you want to attribute all of the glory of the computer to one single person, while disregarding all of the previous people I mentioned, as well as their creations and what they represent.

    So let's take your point of view and assume that Turing ''created the computer''.

    Ok, let's follow from that :

    Director W Gordon Radley was asked for help by Alan Turing, who was then working at the government's Bletchley Park codebreaking establishment 50 miles north west of London in Buckinghamshire. Turing wanted Tommy Flowers to build a decoder for the relay-based Bombe machine, which Turing had developed to help decrypt the Germans' Enigma codes. Although the decoder project was abandoned, Turing was impressed with Flowers's work, and in February 1943 introduced him to Max Newman who was leading the effort to automate part of the cryptanalysis of the Lorenz cipher. This was a high-level German cipher generated by a teletypewriter in-line cipher machine, the SZ40/42, one of their "Geheimschreiber" (secret writer) systems, that was called "Tunny" by the British. It was a much more complex system than Enigma; the decoding procedure involved trying so many possibilities that it was impractical to do by hand. Flowers and Frank Morrell (also at Dollis Hill) designed the Heath Robinson, the first machine designed to decrypt the Lorenz or “Fish” machine cyphers.

    Flowers proposed an electronic system, which he called Colossus, using perhaps 1,800 thermionic valves (vacuum tubes), and having only one paper tape instead of two (which required synchronisation) by generating the wheel patterns electronically. Because the most complicated previous electronic device had used about 150 valves, some were sceptical that the system would be reliable. Flowers countered that the British telephone system used thousands of valves and was reliable because the electronics were operated in a stable environment with the circuitry on all the time. The Bletchley Park management were not convinced, however, and merely encouraged Flowers to proceed on his own. He did so, providing much of the funds for the project himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel Tyrael View Post
    a bunch of words
    I know a picture is 1000 words, but come on... lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    I know a picture is 1000 words, but come on... lol

    It wasn't really directed at you, so you don't ''have'' to read it, you know....

    Anyway, I don't see how I could've made a picture for that. I'll think about it.

    in the meantime

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    I feel that this thread is in some serious need of dark souls humor
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    Lay off the religion talk and images.

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