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Author Topic: Vladimir Lukyanov's Water Computer  (Read 902 times)
Rogue Ætherlord
Canada Canada

Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« on: March 14, 2016, 10:16:25 pm »

Quite spectacular:

The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
J. Wilhelm
╬ Admiral und Luftschiffengel ╬
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United States United States

Sentisne fortunatum punkus? Veni. Diem meum comple

« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 02:24:27 am »

Actually this is very interesting.  The Russians were always very good at solving analytic problems in mathematics. When I was studying graduate-level combustion,  some of the analytical theory (differential equations) describing diffusion flames,  came directly from Russian textbooks.   It doesn't surprise me that they would develop an analog computer to solve mathematical equations directly.  The alternative, using numerical computation did not become practical until the advent of the digital computer, and the numerical approach is very different from the analytical approach.

Snr. Officer
England England

« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 10:37:00 pm »

Following a link from a link from there, I alighted here:    
Gardens as Crypto-Water-Computers
, which speculates about engineering water features in grand landscape gardens to function as hydraulic computers.

Imagine surveying the view from your study window.  Your hydraulic engineers have spent the night adjusting the flows in the canals in your gardens.  The feeble jet from the fountains confirms the decision you have been pondering.  It is time to sell your shares in the Railway Joint Stock Company, while there are still buyers.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2016, 01:59:19 am »

Actually analogue computers were /are very common.  Before digital electronics took off, all mechanical computers (original computer = human) were analogue.  They could integrate, differentiate, add and subtract.  And they could display the output on paper plotters or CRTs.  Fire control/early avionics were also analogue examples.

The most common example that you might be familiar with is the VU meter on a posh hi-fi.  It integrates an audio frequency waveform over a typical period of 300ms.  Some of you may have splashed out on a posh Fluke with a true RMS function.  That's similar integration.

This guy simply did it with water rather than electricity, but then it's common to use hydrostatic analogies for electronic theory.
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