What was it?

  1. wolram

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    It was 10 feet tall, occupied 1,000 square feet of floor- space, weighed in at approximately 30 tons, and used more than 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors, 6,000 switches, and 18,000 vacuum tubes. The final machine required 150 kilowatts of power, which was enough to light a small town.
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    what was it?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. The ENIAC.
     
  4. wolram

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    that was quick :smile:
     
  5. Any more quiz questions? :biggrin:
     
  6. wolram

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    A single link from one of its eight crawler tracks weighs three and a half tons. It stands 21 stories high and its ------ can lift 270 tons of dirt -- twice the weight of a blue whale. Four of these rigs would outweigh the Titanic
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    what is it?
     
  7. "its bucket"...
     
  8. wolram

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    and what is the machine called?
     
  9. Shouldn't I let others have a go? :wink:

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  10. wolram

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    Shouldn't I let others have a go?
    yes.
    i will try to find something more difficult. :smile:
     
  11. wolram

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    its over 100 meters long
    could travel over 400 km/hr
    weighed 540 tons fully loaded
    had 10 engines
    could travel over land, water, snow, ice.
     
  12. Mag-lev train? Don't know if it qualifies for the last criteria but I suppose that theoretically it could... might be difficult in practice though.
     
  13. wolram

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    sorry pergatory good guess.
    Mag-lev train? Don't know if it qualifies for the last criteria but I suppose that theoretically it could... might be difficult in practice though.
    hint.... it was built in Russia and was tested on caspian sea.
     
  14. If it weren't for the 400 km/h I would say it was one of those big hovercraft like the one that crosses the channel from France to England.
     
  15. wolram

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  16. Ivan Seeking

    Ivan Seeking 12,521
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    I don't know the name but I have seen the flight test. This craft uses a shock wave in much the same way that a hovercraft uses a cushion of air.

    Very cool.

    What is a molad.
     
  17. enigma

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    It had less processing power than a $5 pocket calculator.
     
  18. Ivan Seeking

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    The Russian Ekranoplan
    http://www.gizmohighway.com/transport/ekranoplan.htm
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2004
  19. Ivan Seeking

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    So I'm not sure if I'm allowed a question but here is one that I think Wolram will like.

    It was the first vehicle proven to get more than 188 miles per gallon.
     
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    What is a hotair balloon?
     
  21. wolram

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