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David Ashton
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Re: Operation Crossbow
David Ashton   1/23/2014 6:57:34 PM
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Thanks - the 1960 Time Machine is there too

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054387/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

I should try and get these movies and see if I like them now as much as I did then.....

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Re: Operation Crossbow
Stargzer   1/23/2014 6:43:52 PM
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@David:  Operation Crossbow at Internet Movie Database, with Sophia Loren!

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Re: Old-fashioned Displays
David Ashton   1/23/2014 5:04:41 PM
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I remember that movie!  It was really good as I remember, though it was about 45 years ago I saw it - during one of our movie nights at boarding school.  I didn't remember that the female star was Yvette Mimieux, but I seem to remember her character was called Weena?  I remember she was pretty cute (maybe I was older than you were when I saw it :-), so did someone else, as I saw the name carved into a schooldesk some weeks later.

I dimly also remember the typeface on the panel - it was rather ornate.  I must try and get the movie again.

Totally off-track, but another movie I saw at the same boarding school was "Operation Crossbow", about the V1 and V2 rockets in WW2.  Fascinating as I remember, but I have never seen it again either.  A visit to Ebay is indicated I think.

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Re: holding on to defunct parts
Max The Magnificent   1/23/2014 2:51:52 PM
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@zewde: ...everyone understands the uefulness of use but no one understands the use of the useless...

My head hurts :-)

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Re: Old-fashioned Displays
Max The Magnificent   1/23/2014 2:48:46 PM
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@betajet: The fact that I found this more interesting than Yvette Mimieux shows that...

You are a very strange person indeed LOL

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holding on to defunct parts
zewde yeraswork   1/23/2014 2:47:13 PM
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Holding onto that which seems to no longer have any use is an important way to remain cutting edge without actuaollly remaining cutting edge...everyone understands the uefulness of use but no one understands the use of the useless.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic
Max The Magnificent   1/23/2014 2:38:15 PM
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@Stargzer: It's definitely Retro-Futuristic, almost Steampunk...

Have you been following my Prognostication Engine blogs? Like the recent one on lighting up vacuum tubes using tri-state LEDs (this links to the earlier ones)

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Old-fashioned Displays
betajet   1/23/2014 2:36:30 PM
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My favorite numeric display is the one on The Time Machine control panel in the 1960 movie.  The numbers are beautifully rendered in a 19th Century typeface.  The fact that I found this more interesting than Yvette Mimieux shows that (1) I was pretty young when I saw the movie, and (2) definitely a born engineer.

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Re: Nixies
Max The Magnificent   1/23/2014 2:34:31 PM
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@Stargzer: Back in Ancient Times...

I remember them well :-)

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Retro-Futuristic
Stargzer   1/23/2014 2:31:22 PM
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@Luke Miller

That last photo is so cool!  It's definitely Retro-Futuristic, almost Steampunk (or are you planning to replace the engine, too?).

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