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NASA, speech recognition and Commodore

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NASA, speech recognition and Commodore

Some time ago I wrote about how NASA used the Commodore Amiga and kept on using it well into the first decade of this century. The Amiga however was not the only Commodore computer NASA was interested in it seems, as back in 1990 they sponsored research on voice reaction times and speech recognition on… […]

If it’s NASA, they must be using Amiga!

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If it’s NASA, they must be using Amiga!

Seeing a documentary earlier this week on the incredible voyage that the Voyager spacecraft both have undertaken, it struck me that these 2 spacecraft are still operational and sending us valuable data about our Solar system as they are hurtling now through interstellar space, some 35 years after launch. Just think about it, 35 years […]

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Space Shuttle… the story continues on your C64

With the Space Shuttle Discovery in orbit, an era slowly but surely draws to a close.  The Discovery’s mission (bringing supplies to the ISS and sending the first humanoid robot – the Robonaut 2 – in space) is its 39th and it brings the total number of Space Shuttle flights to 133. The craft is […]

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The NASA garage sale

Companies selling off their old computers and IT hardware in general is nothing new and is something you see happening quite often.  It’s for many the ideal opportunity to purchase a “still OK, but not brand-new” PC to play around with, experiment with some different OS or give as a PC to a relative who […]

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Tonight, look up!

Amongst my interests, astronomy definately has a sweet spot.  Ever since my early childhood, I was fascinated with the stars and planets (a healthy dose of SciFi series on TV helped) and the early 70s and 80s series like Carl Sagan’s Cosmos definately played an important factor in chosing my university degree in nuclear physics. So, tonight, […]