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Submission + - First NASA Apollo Guidance Computer rescued from scrap heap

fiaskow writes: An engineer from South Africa has managed to salvage and extract the software on the flight AS-202 AGC, apparently the first ever computer to used integrated circuits. Amazingly, the boards and circuits survived a perilous 50 year journey that saw it thrown on a scrap heap, bought by a collector and transported to South Africa to be examined and x-rayed.

Submission + - CmdrTaco, wife revisit famous Slashdot marriage proposal ( 1

netbuzz writes: "Ten years ago today, at 9:25 a.m., Slashdot founder Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, used his insider access to the homepage of this forum to send a very public Valentine’s Day marriage proposal to Kathleen Fent. Fifteen minutes later she said yes — and then called him a dork — an exchange that would generate more than 2,000 comments here and make news on other tech sites. As the 10th anniversary of the proposal approached, Network World asked the couple to share their memories of that day and thoughts about it since, as a kind of case study on how this type of public proposal – be it on Slashdot or the stadium Jumbotron – holds up over the years. Would they recommend it? Seems there is disagreement on that score."

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