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Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« on: February 06, 2016, 06:48:16 AM »
Apollo Guidance Computer source code: http://www.ibiblio.org/apollo/listings/Luminary099/

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Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 07:06:30 PM »
Very cool.

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Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2016, 01:56:41 PM »
Hmm, scrolling through the list of routines I see this:

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BURN_BABY_BURN--MASTER_IGNITION_ROUTINE.agc

Ahh, programmers, what a sense of humor. Then this shows up:

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PINBALL_GAME_BUTTONS_AND_LIGHTS.agc

Now I'm thinking am I really looking at Apollo source code or the programming for Space Cadet Pinball for WinXP?
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Re: Apollo Guidance Computer source code
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 10:04:55 AM »
I really enjoyed this documentary episode on the computer:

A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.
Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: “You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong.”
Knight turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.

 

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