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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
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2013-01-27 09:28:14 AM  
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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 06:38:47 AM  
2 votes:
Pretty impressive if you realize how much of a biatch it is to coax graphics out of an oscilloscope.
2013-01-27 05:59:53 AM  
2 votes:
Looks better than most of the computer graphics they had in the early 1990's.
2013-01-27 04:39:17 AM  
2 votes:
Fapping to basically a light-brite? Challenge Accepted and Completed
2013-01-28 11:38:46 PM  
1 vote:

GAT_00: 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.



In 1988 there was a symposium at MIT on the topic of telecommunications. At one point in the symposium, talk turned to the future of telecommunications.
According to W. Russell Neuman, by the turn of the century, "what were separate media at one time - newspapers delivered by newspaper boys, magazines delivered by mail, television, radio, records, compact disks, will all come through what some people refer to as 'the big pipe theory.'" Extolling the advantages of optic fiber over copper wire, Neuman continued, "The band-width of this optical fiber pipe would be such that one could see high resolution still graphics print out on a high-resolution home-graphic center."
Curiously, although home computers were certainly in limited use by this point, the article did not mention them once. Apparently, at least not at an MIT symposium, no link was foreseen, not even 12 years in the future, between home computing and massive amounts of data existing the outside world.
2013-01-27 05:24:15 PM  
1 vote:
What a hot woman looked like on my first computer:

www.xlatari.com
2013-01-27 12:42:59 PM  
1 vote:
Lenna is impressed.

Despite what Wikipedia says, Lenna's entire centerfold has been used to calibrate medical imaging equipment... I remember seeing her on an early '80s CT scanner.
2013-01-27 11:24:22 AM  
1 vote:
www.thepinupfiles.com
2013-01-27 10:49:24 AM  
1 vote:

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 10:08:31 AM  
1 vote:
That the very first digital image was porn makes me love the universe all that much more.
2013-01-27 09:49:45 AM  
1 vote:
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 07:17:30 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:28:53 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:16:01 AM  
1 vote:

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 04:13:14 AM  
1 vote:
Computers used for porn since the start.
Internet used for porn since the start.
Porn, used since the start.
2013-01-27 03:45:11 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:55:19 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, the first computerized pinup picture.
2013-01-27 01:35:43 AM  
1 vote:
SAGE, the precursor to the Internet, not only in design and development, but in actual end-use.
2013-01-26 11:51:58 PM  
1 vote:
It may have been the first art porn ever created with a computer.

Fixt.
2013-01-26 11:39:50 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:43:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:37:24 PM  
1 vote:
I can't even imagine how much coding work that must have taken.
2013-01-26 09:40:24 PM  
1 vote:
Yup. Sounds about right.

Cool story though.
 
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