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    I hear he has a really hard head. You could break a board over his head and he wouldn't mind at all.

    But, then the mess would have to be cleaned up by Jan Itor.
    Jans colleague in the submersible was Jacques Coustdian......

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    "U.S. Army Photo", number 163-12-62. Left: Patsy Simmers, holding ENIAC board Next: Mrs. Gail Taylor, holding EDVAC board Next: Mrs. Milly Beck, holding ORDVAC board Right: Mrs. Norma Stec, holding BRLESC-I board.
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    Stec and Simmers were "computers" (mathematicians/programmers). Here they are two years ago: https://apgnews.com/community-news/a...ale-computers/

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    #1232 That's progress and today it would be a single chip and a 1000x the speed.

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    Power consumption too. Our microwave oven was made in 1989 and when idle (just showing the time) it draws about as much power as my Android tablet in use. I've put a power switch on the cord and we keep if off unless in use.

    As for longevity... yes that GE combination convection microwave has been in daily use since we bought it in 1989. I've replaced a door switch, vacuumed out dust, and oiled the fan motor but otherwise it's still cooking. Checked for microwave leaks with a meter, nothing unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    "U.S. Army Photo", number 163-12-62. Left: Patsy Simmers, holding ENIAC board Next: Mrs. Gail Taylor, holding EDVAC board Next: Mrs. Milly Beck, holding ORDVAC board Right: Mrs. Norma Stec, holding BRLESC-I board. Stec and Simmers were "computers" (mathematicians/programmers).
    is the proud father!

    As usual I've got some smartassed comment, but read the "years later" link in Jon's post. Those ladies and photo caused a revolution.
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    "Yellow Bellies" grinding knives, named because of the yellow sandstone dust that would collect on their clothes. France. 1902.

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    Love the dogs...there must have been a reason for everyone to be lying down on the job...

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    Patriotic Toledo girls plowing Liberty Gardens near the City. 1917.
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    Three children operating rocker at a gold mine on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory, ca. 1898.
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