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Apollo AGC Part 1: Restoring the computer that put man on the Moon - YouTube
We embark on the restoration of a very rare and historically significant machine: the Apollo Guidance Computer, or AGC. It was the revolutionary MIT-designed computer aboard Apollo that brought man on the Moon (and back!). Mike Stewart, space engineer extraordinaire and living AGC encyclopedia, spearheads this restoration effort. In this first episode, we setup a makeshift lab in his hotel room, somewhere in Houston. The computer belongs to a delightful private collector, Jimmie Loocke, who has generously allowed us to dive in the guts of his precious machine, with the hope of restoring it to full functionality by July 2019, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
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5 days ago by joecamel
> *"All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirecti... | Hacker News
jobu on Feb 26, 2015 | parent | favorite | on: Why SATA is now obsolete

> "All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection, except for the problem of too many layers of indirection."
First time I've heard that quote, but I love it. Reminds me of this one:

"There are only two hard problems in Computer Science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors."


AceJohnny2 on Feb 27, 2015 [-]

I was convinced both of those quotes were from Dijkstra (as ...
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