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AZPaul3
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12-24-2019 12:27 AM


December 23, 1947, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley demonstrated the first operational transistor.

The world experienced arguably the most significant event in modern human history.

Lance Geiger, the History Guy on YouTube, did a nice remembrance.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

  
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02-13-2020 11:57 PM


Pale Blue Dot
30 years ago, February 14, 1990, Voyager 1 turned its camera back along its path and captured this image.

Edited by AZPaul3, : better video

Edited by AZPaul3, : embedded


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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02-14-2020 2:29 AM
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Re: Pale Blue Dot
Bloody hell, that camera had one heck of a lens on it...

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AZPaul3
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02-14-2020 4:25 AM
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Re: Pale Blue Dot
Getting Carl to sit still for the 5 1/2 hours it took to snap the photo from that distance was a bit of a challenge. That's why he's not in sharper focus. Still, not bad for a 1970's technology.

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