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This whopping 16-bit computer processor is being built by hand, transistor by transistor


Re: Completely and utterly bonkers

>There are several examples of those monstrosities around.

None of which are actually functioning today. The Computer History Museum in California has a number of historic tube computers which would be a nightmare to restore to working order. Most of them used magnetic drum memories, guaranteed to be nonfunctional and almost impossible to repair. The only tube computer that is functional today is the Colossus replica at Bletchley Park, and it's not even a "general purpose" computing device.

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