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The World's Oldest Original Digital Computer Springs Back Into Action At TNMOC

prpplague Re:oldest original digital computer? (65 comments)

there are replicas of older digital computers such as the Colossus(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer), but they are not the original. The Harwell Computer is all of the original equipment....

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Amazon Considering Buying Texas Instrument's Chip Business

prpplague Re:And the Beagleboard, Samsung Products, et al (108 comments)

just FYI, the BeagleBoard uses an OMAP derivative, not an actual OMAP. The DM335x series is based on the OMAP but is not considered an OMAP.
the PandaBoard however is based on the OMAP44xx series....

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I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

prpplague Re:Japan: legally required to have an ID at all ti (380 comments)

the link to the school has the quoted relevant sections of the law that are required, just figured you would read the relevant sections. the references to "registration" paperwork include the passport as it is a necessary part of the paperwork. i'll admit the pdf is vague about the drivers license, i'll locate the exact phrasing of the law for you, which does state that a state issue ID is required...

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I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

prpplague Re:Japan: legally required to have an ID at all ti (380 comments)

here is a great FAQ written by Duke University for foreign students:

http://www.visaservices.duke.edu/TravelWithinUS.html

and for details about LPR you can view this introductory document from USCIS:

http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/M-618.pdf

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I typically carry X many forms of photo ID; X =

prpplague Re:Japan: legally required to have an ID at all ti (380 comments)

actually that is the same in the US....

if you are only temporarily in the US, you are required to carry your passport and I-94 form. if you are a "Legal Permanent Resident", you are required to carry your passport, I-551 (a.k.a Green Card), and a state issue ID(or drivers license).......

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The world's oldest original digital computer springs back into action at TNMOC

prpplague prpplague writes  |  more than 2 years ago

prpplague writes "After a three-year restoration project at The National Museum of Computing, the Harwell Dekatron (aka WITCH) computer will rebooted on 20 November 2012 to become the world's oldest original working digital computer.
Now in its seventh decade and in its fifth home, the computer with its flashing lights and clattering printers and readers provides an awe-inspiring display for visiting school groups and the general public keen to learn about our rich computer heritage."

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