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Homage to real world navies. They're called Plotting boards for radar, sonar or navigation or bombardment allocation within general direction of the ship and others a status board. The fact is, before computer or television screens, navies had dozens of clear grease pencil boards on ships for navigation of the vessel, location of objects/ships/threats in ...


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An earlier story about noise cancellation (not "white noise"): 1899: "The Horn of Marcus Brunder", a short story by Howard Reynolds in the June 1899 issue of The Black Cat. From Everett F. Bleiler's review in Science-Fiction: The Early Years: The story of Brunder, a strange little man who now wanders about the noisy sections of downtown Boston with a ...


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