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Old July 29 2013, 02:07 AM   #10
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Re: The Computers of Star Trek

The Old Mixer wrote: View Post
A single computer that was so sophisticated that, if one altered records, it could be taken as a given that the chess program wouldn't work properly anymore.

(Not to mention that it made punch card sounds....)
Ben Finney must have been a little sloppy when he was messing with the "Fortran for Duotronic Processors" code that the ship's computer was running. Probably wrote past the end of an array.
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