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Icon 1 posted August 22, 2012 13:18      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was looking for something else and stumbled across this.

The smaller capacity 256-bit (128 by 2 bits) "production" device was in a similar vacuum tube envelope. It was built with two storage arrays of discrete "eyelets" on a rectangular plate, separated by a row of eight cathodes. This version included visible green phosphors in each eyelet so that the bit status could also be read manually.


Imagine a wall full of those in operation.

Worst. Celibate. Ever.

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Icon 14 posted August 22, 2012 23:18      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And here I am, wearing my Tube Rock shirt today.

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Icon 14 posted August 27, 2012 16:52      Profile for zorgon     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Tubes do, indeed, rock.

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