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'The Writer,' 1 of 3 surviving automata
from the 18th century, is a programmable
boy that uses quill and ink to write any 40
letters of custom text. This 240-year-old
automaton uses all 6,000 of its parts to
create just enough pressure for fluid,
elegant writing, and is thought by
some to be the first computer.
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    • But can it run Doom?
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    • First computer? Tell me what computations it makes. Not every complicated machine is a computer
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    • Remember this fucker from Res Evil 7 I think
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    • The antikythera mechanism is earlier, and was actually used to model the ancient Greek understanding of the cosmos
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    • H U G O
      KU8E 11 jul
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    • Steam power was first being invented in Ancient Greece but sadly was never finished because of argument with scientists at the times and funding. Imagine they finished that. The world would either be destroyed by pollution or we’d be on Pluto by now.
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    • So if all of its 6000 parts are being used to apply enough pressure how does the eyes moving help to apply pressure
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    • Hugo?
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    • I know fucking SCP 914 when I see it
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    • "The Invention of Hugo Cabre" anyone?
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    • Valyrison 11 jul
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    • InfoChecker is this real?
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    • Steam punk type shit
      Mongerist 10 jul
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    • Ok but does it run Doom?
      croplord 11 jul
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    • Hugo cabret
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    • Looks more like a programmable printer to me, but I'm no expert.
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    • They made a whole movie about one, I believe it’s called “Hugo” it’s a nice watch, especially if your into a pen good plot with a slight mystery.
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    • Anybody else incorrectly think of Violet Evergarden?
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    • What about that one machine called the Turk that was the first chess AI that never lost
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    • Typewriter: Become Human
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    • These things are absolutely amazing but also give me the creeps
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    • When i see automata, i of think NieR: automata
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    • How many times you think he bluescreened and had to be fixed though?
      TheSpoi 12 jul
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    • 3D to 2D printing
      Dabbler 11 jul
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    • Automemory doll?
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    • Make it write the Bee Movie script
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    • The first computer was in Greece
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    • Can it run crysis tho
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    • Neat
      Weird 11 jul
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    • DOOM Eternal time
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    • "Your mom suck me good n hard thru my jorts"
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    • Why the fuck do his eyes move
      Krin 13 jul
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    • That’s all sorts of creepy
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    • Robot, yes. Computer? Doubtful.
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    • If the ancient aliens people.found this out they will.come up with something
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    • Nah that's anamantonio retiring after Fry built the damn ship with the professor
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    • Aliens
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    • DwayneBaker poor little boy
      kalexis97 11 jul
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    • LOSER
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    • Pretty cool
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    • burn it. burn it until there is nothing left and keep burning
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    • An escapee of the SCP foundation
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    • I don't get the joke
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    • yeah the person who made this don’t know what makes a computer a conputer
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    • Slap a 2080 graphics card in that bad boy and you got the terminator
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    • Hugo
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    • It's Hugo
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    • First robot? Perhaps. It's not the first computer though.
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    • .
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    • 1. That’s a machine, not a computer, it doesn’t compute. 2. It’s absolutely marvelous, and human ingenuity never fails to impress, even today our inventions are almost beyond belief. Science is amazing, and helps us understand how to make these fantastic things.
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    • 6 months from now... Introducing Skyrim on Writer Boy.
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    • Fucking sorcery
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    • It’s also creepy
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    • Hugo vibesssss
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    • H U G O
      __Doki__ 14 jul
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    • Am I the only one thinking of Hugo cabret
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    • Resident evil 7 scarred me from that one flashback scene
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    • What about the Romans I can't remember what it was called but they had a device sort of like a clock that predicted the next Olympic game
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    • I recall seeing one as an Asian archer.
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    • The BOY!! Nagh, fuck that
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    • Automata?!
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    • Watch the YouTube video it’s pretty cool
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    • Scp
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    • I wanna watch it write bruh
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    • Nice
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    • Wasn’t there a movie about this? Hugo I think it was called.
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    • Too many closeups. Wanna see the overall action for more than two seconds.
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    • Cool
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    • What are the other 2
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    • Can it write “Nigga”
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    • All fun an games until it starts writing without it being turned on
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    • Hugo
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    • According to all known laws of aviation
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    • I did a a school project on this dude!
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    • “MeDiEvAl AnD ReNnAiSaNcE pEoPlE wErEnT sMaRt”
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    • The entire plot of the book (and movie) hugo was centered around this. Super good book, it's like 800 pages, but over 75 percent are charcoal drawings
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    • Imagine it starts writing for no reason and it starts telling you things about your future. They all come true, and one day it writes that you will die tomorrow.
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    • Why can't we make shit like this still
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    • First computer is over 2,000 years old and it was found of the coast of Antikythera in a ship wreck. It was a astronomical computer
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    • "...And someday we'll have horseless carriages that'll fly."
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    • What's the other 2 of 3 surviving automatatons
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    • When you have a genius mind and nothing but time
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    • Cool. Can he write me a check or two?
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    • Reminds me of the one from re7
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    • Isn't there a novel about the same thing..
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    • Its cool but can it actually compute? If it only writes then it's an elaborate printer.
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    • Hugo
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    • And the eyes move too! I'm no expert but I think some poor kid royally messes up and now they're trapped like this for eternity. Eerily smooth movements...
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    • Computers have existed for thousands of years. Its a very broad term
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    • Resident evil 7
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    • Fuck. That.
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    • Can it run quake tho?
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    • Strange this machine survived 250 years but doesn't have a spot of rust on any of its parts or a single chip in what seems to be porcelain
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    • Put computer into context before the nerds attack
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    • InfoChecker whats the word
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    • No thanks
      NotCatchy 13 jul
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