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    Finally...a "computer" for your home!

    Now that we've reached the glorious year 2004 (the future has arrived!), the predictions of scientists have finally come true, and it's possible to have a "computing machine" installed right in your own home!


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    i love it! what exactly is that big wheel supposed to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    i love it! what exactly is that big wheel supposed to do?
    Maybe you need to wind it up?

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    It could be a pressure release valve for the boiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    It could be a pressure release valve for the boiler.
    Hmmm hopefully venting into a containment area. Remember we were supposed to have Atomic (read Nuclear) powerplants in every thing from cars to toasters by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKRG
    It could be a pressure release valve for the boiler.

    No, that would be the hanwheel for the pilot valve to let the steam into the turbine. You know, So yo could generate all the electricity needed to keep all those tubes warm.

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    That big wheel? That's the mouse.

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    Nah the wheel is for driving through the net instead of surfing
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    Nah, the wheel is to adjsut tension on the groin of the slave...err very large hamster turning the wheel inside to run the dynamo power generator.

    Pretty amusing seeing how wrong they were...I have a cell phone that can do java for pete's sake!

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    they weren't too far off. my pc seems to have some sort of teletype interface as well. now, if i could just attach a giant wheel on it somewhere, i'd be set.

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    I must add after further viewing of the pic that it is a good gag. The keyboard doeesn't fit the era there were portable TV's that didn't come in wood cabinets etc
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    It looks like a museum exhibit that the keyboard was "embedded" into in photoshop.

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    No idea what the wheel is for, but the panel looks like it needs a REACT (if you know what I mean).
    Does the perfect bike really exist?

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    I think someone farked that picture up pretty good.

    Thanks Joe
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    What's the matter with you people? You're looking at the wrong thing! It's obvious that the old dude is the computer!

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    What about all the meter displays? An analog computer? Self-diagnostics for the tubes? FORTRAN and a teletype! That puppy's probably got a whopping 1K of RAM. It's probably one of those talking computers that can answer any question, like they had on Lost in Space or Batman!

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