USB charger vs Apollo 11 - it's no contest


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Peter Deegan used to tell people that a simple digital watch could beat the crap out of the Apollo 11 lunar landing computer.  And that was before modern smartwatches.

He was wrong …

It turns out that a humble USB-C charger has more ‘grunt’ than the rope memory computer on ‘Eagle’.

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Forest Heller has done a very detailed comparison

In short, a USB-C charger is:​

  • Over 550 times faster than the Apollo Guidance Computer
  • Store more than 1.5 times the instructions
  • Twice the memory
And that’s just in a little block to power your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
On that basis
we would only need the compute power of 4 Anker PowerPort Atom PD 2 USB-C chargers to get to the moon 
Disclaimer: don’t try that at home <g>.
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