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Old 10-21-2019, 09:59 AM
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More powerful than the guidance computer on the spacecraft, but not more powerful than the banks of computers that supported the mission.
We were making the same claim when the first hand-held HP calculators came out in the early 70s, and physicists holstered them on their belts like a sidearm. So I, too, am dazzled by the computing power of the average cell phone. But, the claim than all of the computations, sensor inputs and output displays of the Apollo 11 mission could be handled by a single A13 chip simply isn't credible...even with a RAM upgrade.
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