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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 07 Jun 2009 11:02

Last hint...

His short WWII career presented by the famous Disney animated/animal figure...!
mickey_quiz_clue.jpg

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 08 Jun 2009 01:57

Hi Waleed,

Is this the inventor? Card Walker? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_Walker Can't find what he invented!
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 08 Jun 2009 11:14

No Robb, not Walker or Disney!

Sorry if I confused you with the Mickey...
He is meant as a clue to a certain "rodent" :lol:


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Post by planes&guns fan » 08 Jun 2009 12:13

From side it looks completely different compared to later designs ...
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 09 Jun 2009 00:03

Slovakia - 12 points! ("Eurovision Song Contest" joke) :wink:

Yes it's the first computer mouse, the thing you, me and most of us have...
(Initially shown without the very revealing wire) :D

Douglas Engelbart was the "father" of the mouse and presented
the "the mother of all demos." back in 1968.
http://news.cnet.com/2300-1041_3-624826 ... ?tag=mncol

Now, in military context he was actually not the first to come up with the idea
of a "moving curser". The Royal Canadian Navy had actually done a fair deal of work
on something fairly similar a decade earlier, the trackball!
Not small though... the ball part was a Canadian five-pin bowling ball :lol: :lol: :lol:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DATAR

Over to p&g fan!


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Post by planes&guns fan » 09 Jun 2009 07:36

That was meant more like a hint ...

OK, here is a similar picture, just a bit older ...
Who is this guy and what is he being rewarded for:
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Post by planes&guns fan » 10 Jun 2009 06:54

I realized it will be too difficult with only a picture, I should have started with his prototype ...
So here are some hints to speed up things.
This guy was awarded the same medal as Douglas Engelbart, just a few years earlier.
The device in the development of which he was involved since fifties is now used by almost all computers and has relegated all other devices with similar purpose to a secondary role.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 10 Jun 2009 23:19

Come on, it's not an exam... just a quiz! :wink:
So put pencil to paper and come up with a guess or two (I'm sure
P&G Fan would be satisfied with that for starters!).
I can't keep coming up with all the answers, so try with some
of the previously given clues and include 1986.

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Re: The official AHF post-WW2 quiz thread

Post by Robb » 11 Jun 2009 11:22

Hi All,

How about Robert Norton Noyce and the integrated circuit/
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Post by planes&guns fan » 11 Jun 2009 11:35

Nope.

The prototype and first commercially produced pieces from this guy predate Noyce by some years ...

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Post by planes&guns fan » 14 Jun 2009 10:34

Shouldn't be so hard ...
Noyce got the same award one year later, now you have all the clues ...

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Post by Robb » 14 Jun 2009 12:55

Hi planes&guns fan

"Bernard Marshall Gordon (born in 1927), American inventor and philanthropist, known as "the father of analog-to-digital conversion."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_M._Gordon
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Post by planes&guns fan » 15 Jun 2009 10:22

Nope.

Close, but it's the other one ... There were 2 guys awarded that year ...

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Post by Robb » 15 Jun 2009 11:32

Reynold "Rey" Johnson (1906-1998) was an American inventor and computer pioneer. A long-time employee of IBM, Johnson is said to be the "father" of the disk drive. Other inventions include automatic test scoring equipment and the videocassette tape.

[url][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynold_B._Johnson/url] regards Robb

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