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    1. this is as old as the internets.

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    2. I wonder what the big wheel is for…maybe that’s the page scroller…. one for up and down, one for left and right.

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    3. Also, I’m pretty sure this guy would shit himself if he saw a laptop and what it could do.

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    4. What’s hilarious is that a 15 dollar calculator has more power than that piece of crap. “Economically unfeasible” my ass.

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    5. www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

      This is a shopped version of an engineering control panel from a nuclear sub.

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    6. Bogus. The “monitor” is obviously shopped in. No one in the 1950s was thinking of CRT readouts for computers. The line printer is just as certainly a shopped artifact; the styling on it is closer to a ca. 1970s LPT than the kind of hardcopy output computers in that era were using (typically paper tape or cards; however text could be produced, IIRC, using a device that looked a lot like a retrofitted manual typewriter).

      I have half a hunch that what we’re actually seeing here is part of a submarine control panel put into a museum. That would explain the wheels.

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    7. natakamus on August 6th, 2007 4:26 pm
      www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp
      This is a shopped version of an engineering control panel from a nuclear sub.

      Huh. Looks like I guessed right.

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    8. Original contest thread here. Look for Lukket. His entry has fooled at least one major magazine (I forget which one). It took a little more than two weeks before Snopes had to debunk it. Also, take a gander at the other entries (at least, the ones whose image hosts are still retaining said entry!).

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    9. Also, how fun the people will have in 100 years into the future, when they see our sci-fi movies 😀

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    10. I remember when this was the biggest thing that ever happened to Fark

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