* Posts by rastuss

3 posts • joined 29 Jan 2016

NASA picks three Martian wet patches for 2020 splashdown


Roll the planet in flour and look for the wet spot...

Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief


Isn't this just the end-all of robot applications?

More jobs lost to robots... where will it end?

Reg readers battle to claim 'my silicon's older than yours' crown


First "Cyberdyne" 8080's making 8080's

In a system support area, KDF has the first Intel 8080 computer test stand for the MRC 900 series sputter systems, still mounted on its original circa '78' plywood. The MRC 900 was the first fully computer controlled vacuum sputter PVD system used to make itself. A computer completely controlling the making of copies of itself... Can you say 'Cyberdyne Systems' ?

This test stand does belong in the Smithsonian, but we are still using it. Some of those MRC systems are still in production. KDF maintains complete original fully working MRC 643 & 943 systems for customer support as well... alive on the production floor.

If any MRC Alumni are in the area the invitation is open to please stop and visit. You can also see today's new systems as well as time travel back and see the test stand, admission is free.

MRC system technology still lives on today at kdf.com


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