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    The Babbage Difference Machine No.2.

    Unbelievable.
    The man was amazing...he conceived this mechanism in his head and never saw it actually built.
    Modern experts doubted it would work.

    The father of modern computing?
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Thank you Clocker!
    I was only vaguely aware of who Charles Babbage was but your post piqued my interest.
    Long story short I did some reading and found some really fascinating stuff.
    The man was a true genius and apparently more than a little eccentric.
    And yes probably the father of modern computing.
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    I came upon Babbage when still involved in clockmaking, the wonderment of the sheer mechanicality of his designs being the main attraction.

    Unless you've actually tried it, the difficulty making such a complex mechanism just move is hard to appreciate.
    It's a beautiful thing, no doubt about it.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    That really did it.

    Rossco tried running the board one one.
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    Here's a better video of the machine...Difference Engine #2.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    mechanicality!? is this a real word?? Either way Babbage was an amazing mind. like you said to even make a complex machine like this move is difficult enough but to think something like this up is amazing I wish I had half those smarts

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    It's a word because I wrote it.

    So there.
    "I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg

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    Lolol

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