Colossus is back!

Turn your geek filters up to maximum. A World War II Colossus computer has been rebuilt and is decoding test messages. just for laughs, researchers are comparing how the finest technology the 1940s could produce compares with modern desktop PCs at the specific task of code breaking.

There’s a theory that hardware built for a specific purpose might prove to be more effective than general purpose computers. All good fun, and there are more details in the BBC News story.