24 May 2022

Image round-up for 24 May 2022

A few more from my collection..... some slightly NSFW

Computer science textbook, 1969

.....or trying to stop them from being published at all

Yes, it's a chalk drawing

Sculpture representing the Thousand and One Nights, Baghdad

Ancient Alexandria

Eilean Donan, Scotland

Ancient Greek ruins at Ephesus, Ionia

Galileo's handwriting



Blogger Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Good palate cleanser, Infidel.
Still cackling about the one with the Lord of the Rings reference, though. Love me a nerdy joke.


24 May, 2022 04:17  
Blogger bluzdude said...

When I was in college in the early 80s, those computer punch cards were still in use. I'd see the Computer Science students carrying around these big stacks of them, at least a foot tall, which represented their recent work. It was a local tragedy any time one of them tripped and fell, scattering their cards across the ground.

It's a shame we lack the creativity to construct interesting buildings here, like that one in Qatar.

24 May, 2022 05:08  
Blogger Lady M said...

That building in Qatar looks like it needs the eye of Sauron to be complete.

24 May, 2022 06:51  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Sixpence: I aim to entertain -- and I'm glad whoever left that little note wasn't worried about being thought "nerdy".

Bluzdude: It's remarkable how far the technology has come. I wonder how many punch cards it would take to equal what a modern finger-size flash drive can hold -- enough to fill a house, probably.

I wouldn't be surprised if that building was designed by a Western architect. You don't see many like that here, though.

Lady M: I would even give him binocular vision!

24 May, 2022 08:00  
Blogger SickoRicko said...

Many, many good ones here! (Of course, I stole a few.)

24 May, 2022 08:11  
Blogger Mike said...

Computer punch cards, I remember them well. From school anyway. Just remember, DON'T DROP THEM! They are not numbered.

24 May, 2022 17:53  
Blogger Mary Kirkland said...

I always find anything space related interesting.

25 May, 2022 13:08  
Blogger jenny_o said...

Another eclectic mix. The TV Guide page brought back memories of our two channels, one of which was less clear than the other. Even at that, the entertainment was better than the two hundred cable channels available now. And the punch cards! My husband and my brother were only three and four years older than me, respectively, and used those in their university computer courses. By the time I got to university we were taught in Basic instead, and had to take turns using one of several terminals in the computer science building to write our programs. The progress in computers was incredibly fast for a while there.

25 May, 2022 21:38  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Ricko: Please steal away -- I've got plenty.

Mike: What a nightmarish way to do computer science. And there probably wasn't even any easy way to make back-ups of all the data in case you did drop them or the dog chewed one up or something.

Mary K: The galaxy photo is Andromeda, more than two million light years away. Still the nearest large galaxy to ours.

Jenny_o: I remember TV guide! It seems like an ancient relic now, though.

25 May, 2022 23:57  
Blogger yellowdoggranny said...

I loved the tv guide page..my son would too..that was his sat morning..

26 May, 2022 07:37  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

I remember looking at it every day..... seems like eons ago.

26 May, 2022 19:02  
Blogger Daal said...

some really interesting ones - love the TV Guide page!

30 May, 2022 20:33  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

It brought back memories of an ancient world.....

30 May, 2022 20:37  

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