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(Time)   Not news: A picture of a chick in a bathing suit on a computer screen. News: A picture of a chick on a bathing suit on a computer screen in 1956   (techland.time.com) divider line 87
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2013-01-26 09:40:24 PM
Yup. Sounds about right.

Cool story though.
 
2013-01-26 09:46:45 PM
I'll be in my bunk.
 
2013-01-26 10:07:06 PM
Back in their day, nobody biatched about knees (sharp or otherwise).
 
2013-01-26 10:22:10 PM
www.flickr.com
 
2013-01-26 10:37:24 PM
I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.
 
2013-01-26 10:43:04 PM

Demetrius: [www.flickr.com image 500x375]


It's funny how science fiction of the '50s and that era so overestimated the potential of space travel (I should be posting this from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri by now, according to them), and so underestimated the potential of computers (the computers on the Enterprise looked like they still used punch cards.)
 
2013-01-26 10:47:16 PM

jake_lex: Demetrius: [www.flickr.com image 500x375]

It's funny how science fiction of the '50s and that era so overestimated the potential of space travel (I should be posting this from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri by now, according to them), and so underestimated the potential of computers (the computers on the Enterprise looked like they still used punch cards.)


It's hard to fault science fiction writers for being unable to predict the processing power of purified silicon.  The technological jump they gave us was hard to imagine.
 
2013-01-26 11:31:13 PM
And the sad part is, just a little bit of jizz on that keyboard probably would have fragged the entire thing and turned it into an expensive, yet useless, chunk of metal.
 
2013-01-26 11:39:50 PM

FirstNationalBastard: And the sad part is, just a little bit of jizz on that keyboard probably would have fragged the entire thing and turned it into an expensive, yet useless, chunk of metal.


But it would have been glorious.......
 
2013-01-26 11:51:03 PM

GAT_00: I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.


Probably sooo much you'd burn your dick on a vacuum tube.
 
2013-01-26 11:51:58 PM
It may have been the first art porn ever created with a computer.

Fixt.
 
2013-01-27 01:00:08 AM

fusillade762: It may have been the first art porn ever created with a computer.

Fixt.


Technology is basically all about finding more convenient ways to get off.

VHS became the dominant form of home video because of porn. The Internet is basically a home delivery system for free porn.

Space travel will become an affordable and easy reality approximately 10 days after we find out there are hot three-tittied green martian broads out there who want Earth cock.
 
2013-01-27 01:35:43 AM
SAGE, the precursor to the Internet, not only in design and development, but in actual end-use.
 
2013-01-27 01:55:19 AM
Wow, the first computerized pinup picture.
 
2013-01-27 03:12:05 AM

Demetrius: www.flickr.com


Perhaps the most epic Fark crossover of all time.

And as to the story, computers are for porn, they always have been.  Charles Babbage gave up on his because he realized that it would never be able to draw boobies.
 
2013-01-27 03:45:11 AM
So I just GIS'd "pixelated girl" and there's a whole bunch of this chick:

gamerlimit.com
I'll, uh... be in my somewhere...
 
2013-01-27 03:53:07 AM

jake_lex: It's funny how science fiction of the '50s and that era so overestimated the potential of space travel (I should be posting this from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri by now, according to them), and so underestimated the potential of computers (the computers on the Enterprise looked like they still used punch cards.)


Ohhh some of them predicted some things...
 
2013-01-27 03:53:37 AM
Hey, NSFW that stuff, man! Cripes, a little advance warning! Whadda ya think this is, 4chan?
 
2013-01-27 04:13:14 AM
Computers used for porn since the start.
Internet used for porn since the start.
Porn, used since the start.
 
2013-01-27 04:16:01 AM

GAT_00: I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.


Not much. The system had a light pen digitizer to direct planes, and the capability to store and replay any image to test the display and to run training simulations.

All they needed was a photonegative transparancy of the image, really. When they're done putting the points into the display, they dump the displayed image to a punched tape.
 
2013-01-27 04:28:53 AM

DeltaPunch: So I just GIS'd "pixelated girl" and there's a whole bunch of this chick:

[gamerlimit.com image 350x233]
I'll, uh... be in my somewhere...


See also, Mirror's Edge.
 
2013-01-27 04:39:17 AM
Fapping to basically a light-brite? Challenge Accepted and Completed
 
2013-01-27 04:42:33 AM

anwserman: DeltaPunch: So I just GIS'd "pixelated girl" and there's a whole bunch of this chick:

[gamerlimit.com image 350x233]
I'll, uh... be in my somewhere...

See also, Mirror's Edge.


Ah, OK.... didn't know about it. That being said, that chick I posted has the wrong hair length, her tattoo is almost completely different, and even the starburst from her eye isn't drawn correctly. Cute chick, but sloppy costume.
 
2013-01-27 04:43:46 AM
It is amazing how far technology has come since then. Link "nappropriate/offensive 1425 inappropriate images NIPR Shared Drive"
 
2013-01-27 04:54:51 AM

DeltaPunch: anwserman: DeltaPunch: So I just GIS'd "pixelated girl" and there's a whole bunch of this chick:

[gamerlimit.com image 350x233]
I'll, uh... be in my somewhere...

See also, Mirror's Edge.

Ah, OK.... didn't know about it. That being said, that chick I posted has the wrong hair length, her tattoo is almost completely different, and even the starburst from her eye isn't drawn correctly. Cute chick, but sloppy costume.


True, it's not a perfect costume. It's above and beyond what most people do to show their love for a video game. Hell, I painted myself blue for the Sonic the Hedgehog video contest from a couple years ago.

/Mirror's Edge is a good game
//what kills replay value is that it's only a single player game
 
2013-01-27 05:59:53 AM
Looks better than most of the computer graphics they had in the early 1990's.
 
2013-01-27 06:38:47 AM
Pretty impressive if you realize how much of a biatch it is to coax graphics out of an oscilloscope.
 
2013-01-27 06:55:47 AM

FirstNationalBastard: fusillade762: It may have been the first art porn ever created with a computer.

Fixt.

Technology is basically all about finding more convenient ways to get off.

VHS became the dominant form of home video because of porn. The Internet is basically a home delivery system for free porn.

Space travel will become an affordable and easy reality approximately 10 days after we find out there are hot three-tittied green martian broads out there who want Earth cock.


long ago an old Italian man explained to me that women rule the world with POP: Power Of teh Pussy. IMHO the lure of sex probably holds a greater appeal for the bulk of mankind than any other single thing one can think of. hell, most hookers are actually men, men know it and still pay.
 
2013-01-27 07:02:32 AM
he Air Force's computer was known as SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Equipment).


ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2013-01-27 07:17:30 AM

jake_lex: Demetrius: [www.flickr.com image 500x375]

It's funny how science fiction of the '50s and that era so overestimated the potential of space travel (I should be posting this from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri by now, according to them), and so underestimated the potential of computers (the computers on the Enterprise looked like they still used punch cards.)


They didn't understand the limitations of Chemical Rockets. We need a better way to get off the grounds.
 
2013-01-27 07:33:00 AM

GAT_00: I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.


Yeah, but could they triforce?
 
2013-01-27 07:41:37 AM

jake_lex: It's funny how science fiction of the '50s and that era so overestimated the potential of space travel (I should be posting this from the vicinity of Alpha Centauri by now, according to them), and so underestimated the potential of computers (the computers on the Enterprise looked like they still used punch cards.)


That was a Fark photoshop, not a real image/caption. I must be getting old; few people seem to have noticed.
 
2013-01-27 08:50:54 AM

thatboyoverthere: They didn't understand the limitations of Chemical Rockets. We need a better way to get off the grounds.


They understood, they just overestimated certain other things, like the advances in agriculture required to make moving the infrastructure out of the gravity well feasible and the population growth to make it appealing. Remember that in the '50s the world population line looked like what a lot of people think of when they see the temperature graphs for the last century... long steady low growth followed by what looked uncomfortably like an approach to a vertical asymptote.

Had their assumption been correct, half of humanity would be floating around using minerals collected in space, or on the moon or on Mars. Wasn't really a matter of chemical rockets not being up to the job, it was a matter of the motivation for doing the job in the first place never materializing. Population leveled off and we worked out terrestrial agricultural advances (pretty significant ones) capable of keeping up with the growth there was.
 
2013-01-27 09:19:27 AM
Porn. The final frontier.
 
2013-01-27 09:28:14 AM

Jim_Callahan: Pretty impressive if you realize how much of a biatch it is to coax graphics out of an oscilloscope.


I repaired laser disc players back in the '90s. Pioneer had a test disc that had a shaded PIONEER logo at the start. When you had the video output hooked up to an oscilloscope set to view the horizon frame rate, you could clearly read "PIONEER" on the scope.
 
2013-01-27 09:28:24 AM
I've got a couple or RTTY centerfold pictures that ham radio guys sent around back in the '70's. Nothing like ascii nipples.
 
2013-01-27 09:29:02 AM
And here I was expecting something drawn in ASCII.

BTW, do NOT do a GIS for ascii porn at work. Some of them contain a surprisingly high resolution and / or anatomical detail.
 
2013-01-27 09:49:45 AM
My dad worked on SAGE in the 1950s, so I'm getting a kick out of this article.

Note: It was actually Semi-Automatic Ground ENVIRONMENT.
 
2013-01-27 09:57:37 AM
But but but computers only exist and improve because of space. Since Sputnik was launched in 1957, clearly this is a fake. People weren't intelligent before we started putting lots of kerosene into metal tubes.

For the record, processing information requires very little energy, but moving mass takes a lot. Our technology and energy sources peaked at the high end decades ago. We are just improving our manufacturing capacity at the lower end of the scale.

Bye bye, space dreams.
 
2013-01-27 10:04:14 AM

Demetrius: [www.flickr.com image 500x375]


That's a fake.

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
 
2013-01-27 10:08:31 AM
That the very first digital image was porn makes me love the universe all that much more.
 
2013-01-27 10:16:46 AM
It's like the world of the future.

lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-01-27 10:30:00 AM

timujin: Perhaps the most epic Fark crossover of all time.

And as to the story, computers are for porn, they always have been.  Charles Babbage gave up on his because he realized that it would never be able to draw boobies.


Babbage didn't need to draw boobies. He had Ada's.
 
2013-01-27 10:33:12 AM
static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-01-27 10:49:24 AM

GAT_00: I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.


Who knows, but you wanna see something cool? How about a 1959 digital voltmeter?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl_ObCnacLY
 
2013-01-27 11:09:50 AM
Beulah Margolis?
 
2013-01-27 11:20:48 AM

Karac: And here I was expecting something drawn in ASCII.

BTW, do NOT do a GIS for ascii porn at work. Some of them contain a surprisingly high resolution and / or anatomical detail.


Hotter than any of Earguy's Sports Tab links . . . .
 
2013-01-27 11:24:22 AM
www.thepinupfiles.com
 
2013-01-27 11:47:49 AM

dryknife: [www.thepinupfiles.com image 600x444]


Her knees are just right.
 
2013-01-27 12:02:39 PM
It makes me so happy that the first picture displayed on a computer was essentially pr0n. it just feels so right.
 
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