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Computer from ‘WarGames’ going up for sale
The Sideshow-Yahoo News ^ | 6/26/13 | Mike Krumboltz

Posted on 06/27/2013 2:04:00 PM PDT by Kartographer

Good news for anyone looking to buy a computer capable of starting World War III. One of the computers used in the 1983 film "WarGames" is going up for sale, IT World reports.

"WarGames," the classic hacker flick starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, told the story of a high school student and computer genius (Broderick) who hacks into a military computer that controls the U.S. nuclear missile supply.

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"Do you want to play a game?"

1 posted on 06/27/2013 2:04:00 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

I want the WOPR. The big boy.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 2:08:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Kartographer

The best Hacker/AI book ever (never made into a movie) was “The Adolescence of P1.”

The BOOK “Colossus” was pretty good too — the movie didn’t even come close to the book.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 2:09:07 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (To attempt to have intercourse with a hornet's nest is a very bad idea)
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To: Kartographer

Does Ally Sheedy come with it?


4 posted on 06/27/2013 2:09:28 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Secret Agent Man

5 posted on 06/27/2013 2:09:55 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

lol! When I read the subject line I thought they were talking about the WOPR.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 2:10:55 PM PDT by South40
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To: Kartographer

Being a movie prop, does it work or just have pretty flashing lighs?


7 posted on 06/27/2013 2:12:29 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (If you keep your crayons in the box you can't color.)
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To: freedumb2003
“The Adolescence of P1.”

Wonderful book!

8 posted on 06/27/2013 2:12:48 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I imagine these days your home computer could run rings around WOPR in a test of computing power.
9 posted on 06/27/2013 2:13:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ThomasThomas

“Sir, these lights are blinking out of sequence.”

“Well, make them blink in sequence.”


10 posted on 06/27/2013 2:14:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ThomasThomas
I assume from this it does:

"Fischer explained that while the computer is stock, "dummy boards and cables were provided to give the illusion of greater computing power and resources to boost the screen effect." Fischer said he never heard a single complaint that something wasn't correct. "I took great pains to ensure that all props offered from my end met the credibilities that the script called for," he said."
11 posted on 06/27/2013 2:15:18 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: South40
Where is the WOPR??

Probably recycled cardboard and Christmas lights by now.

12 posted on 06/27/2013 2:16:29 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Kartographer

13 posted on 06/27/2013 2:17:18 PM PDT by Theoria
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To: TexasCajun

But even the WOPR is no comparison to the computer of The Sea View!
14 posted on 06/27/2013 2:18:37 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ThomasThomas

Being from Hollywood it’s a radical leftist and vegan:/


15 posted on 06/27/2013 2:18:57 PM PDT by swampthang77
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To: Theoria

I purloined more free phone calls with a modified pocket dialer from Radio Shack than the average person ever paid for.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 2:20:08 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
I purloined more free phone calls with a modified pocket dialer from Radio Shack than the average person ever paid for.

Careful, the Phone Cops will come for you.

17 posted on 06/27/2013 2:21:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kartographer
Brings back memories of my old computer operator days & nights.

(No, that's not me. I had much longer hair. hehe)

18 posted on 06/27/2013 2:21:49 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Theoria

I doubt that.


19 posted on 06/27/2013 2:23:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: freedumb2003
Ever read "Hackers - Heroes of the Computer Revolution" by Stephen Levy?

It's a great history of who did what, going back to the 50's.

Here's the first 2 chapters in PDF

(Skip ahead a few pages to get past all the BS before chapter 1 starts.)

20 posted on 06/27/2013 2:25:46 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Kartographer

Yes but will it run Windows Vista?


21 posted on 06/27/2013 2:25:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If you can find it on 8 inch floppy it most likely can. ;-)


22 posted on 06/27/2013 2:27:57 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

The IMSAI 8080...their version of the Altair that actually worked. Their follow up model, not so much.


23 posted on 06/27/2013 2:28:03 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Kartographer
8080 photo: 8080 3.jpg

Intel 8080 processor at 2 MHz is fast enough...

24 posted on 06/27/2013 2:28:47 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Orangedog

"Wasn't that the servers FR had before the last upgrade? ;-)
25 posted on 06/27/2013 2:30:22 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dfwgator

Right now this YT video isn’t working right now but I thought about Johnny Fever and his belief in the “phone cops”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTPzTG1Lx60


26 posted on 06/27/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: TexasCajun
That's an interesting thought. I did a little research...

"The WOPR computer as seen in the film was a prop created in Culver City, California, by members of the International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees Local 44.[2] It was designed by production designer (credited as visual consultant) Geoffrey Kirkland based on some pictures he had of early tabulating machines, and metal furniture, consoles, and cabinets used particularly in the U.S. military in the 1940s and 50s. They were adapted in drawings and concepts by art director Angelo Graham. The prop was eventually broken up for scrap after production was completed. However, a replica exists but is housed in an downtown Los Angeles industrial building at an undisclosed location.[2]"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WOPR

27 posted on 06/27/2013 2:31:38 PM PDT by South40
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To: dfwgator

No, but unfortunately, if you buy the computer, you have to take Matthew Broderick with it.


28 posted on 06/27/2013 2:33:16 PM PDT by x
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To: TexasCajun; tx_eggman
here's mine


29 posted on 06/27/2013 2:34:31 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: x
you have to take Matthew Broderick with it.

Phew, for a second there I thought you were going to say Sarah Jessica Parker.

30 posted on 06/27/2013 2:35:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SpinnerWebb
Ahhhh, PC w/ 5-1/4" floppies, monochrome monitor

On Top of The World!, ...back in the day.

31 posted on 06/27/2013 2:39:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

This one actually had a 16 color display, if you can believe it.


32 posted on 06/27/2013 2:40:05 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: freedumb2003

Colossus had the best opening paragraph of any book I had to read in high school english. It was 40 years ago, so I can’t copy it from memory, but if you could look it up you will be rewarded.


33 posted on 06/27/2013 2:40:38 PM PDT by Wingy
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To: dfwgator

She comes with that package. Doncha wanna ride the horsey ?


34 posted on 06/27/2013 2:47:06 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kartographer
But even the WOPR is no comparison to the computer of The Sea View!

Man, I dunno. Everytime a sea monster would shake the Seaview the thing would spit a gout of sparks and everybody would run to it with fire extinguishers. People get mad when my servers do that.

35 posted on 06/27/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Secret Agent Man
I want the WOPR. The big boy.

That would be cool. I did some consulting to Cray Research in the early 90's and employees would take retired computers and turn them into bars. Looks like the WOPR is just about the right height to pull up a stool.

36 posted on 06/27/2013 2:48:59 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Yes but will it run Windows Vista?

Can anything?

37 posted on 06/27/2013 2:49:35 PM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: wally_bert
Love this quote from a GoogTube poster. "I had to explain to my 16-year-old son what a rotary-dial telephone was. He looked at me as if I had three heads."
38 posted on 06/27/2013 3:04:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (IÂ’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: wally_bert

they play hardball


39 posted on 06/27/2013 3:20:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Kartographer

Ah, the old IMSAI 8080, my second computer after the Altair 8800 brings back fond memories. I had 2 4K memory boards for a total of 8192 bytes of memory.


40 posted on 06/27/2013 3:20:49 PM PDT by fulltlt
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To: Kartographer

I think the “WOPR” was IBM’s first attempt at a “laptop” computer.


41 posted on 06/27/2013 3:36:26 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (What does it mean to be declared "guilty" in a nation without the rule of law?)
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To: dfwgator
Does Ally Sheedy come with it?

Do not want:


42 posted on 06/27/2013 3:54:56 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: DCBryan1

Age gets all of us.


43 posted on 06/27/2013 3:55:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Not when its Aliyson Camarota!

BTW...Id love to be between Ally and Ms. Molina! NOT GUILTY!

44 posted on 06/27/2013 4:09:30 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Kartographer
But even the WOPR is no comparison to the computer of The Sea View!

The SeaView's computer ruled! I'm not sure if any since have been more powerful. I mean, the blinking lights alone.

45 posted on 06/27/2013 4:35:38 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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I imagine these days your home computer cell phone could run rings around WOPR in a test of computing power.

Fixed it.

46 posted on 06/27/2013 5:08:17 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala
Depends on your cell phone. What if you have one of these?

Or something more modern like?

47 posted on 06/27/2013 5:16:28 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Secret Agent Man
I want the WOPR.

Have it your way!

48 posted on 06/27/2013 5:24:37 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

wopr is not black slang for whopper.

i want the wopr.


49 posted on 06/27/2013 5:26:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dfwgator

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQb5TXdFNVcd7dl8S5JXcjOwacy9wdaWGa_akgOxHe-FRWIfIE6


50 posted on 06/27/2013 5:32:32 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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