In addition to essentially inventing the computer, Alan Turing also broke the German Enigma Code during World War II which paved the way for the D-Day invasion. The man was a hyper-genius. I’ve read descriptions of his work by mathematical physicist Sir Roger Penrose. He’s been a hero of mine ever since.
The level of thought required to come up with the stuff he came up with is totally beyond my comprehension. I actually did not even know about his orientation until much later. He was prosecuted and ordered to undergo chemical castration. Soon thereafter, he committed suicide by eating a cyanide-laced apple.
The government forced him to take estrogen as a punishment (or “cure”?). He began to develop breasts and other side effects.
He committed suicide by biting into a cyanide laced apple. This is supposedly the inspiration for the name/logo of Apple computers.
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow
Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.
the ugly wizard of the desert
The Red Witch of the East
The Blue Spirit of the Seas
The Dark Troll of the East.
I literally just got the green goblin I’m rly disappoint
the green vampire of the east
The Green Beast of the Dead
The Savage Gargoyle of the Seas
The Black Creature of the East
The Dark Thief of the West
The Blue Orc of the Seas
The Cursed Princess of the Seas!
The Cursed Witch of the Seas
The Vengeful Giant of the Forest
When people refer to eyes as “soulful orbs” in fanfiction, it makes me want to punch someone
You can read all about it HERE, and it’s as awesome as it looks and sounds.
From the article:Made With Code is a new Google initiative to motivate future female programmers. Only 18% of computer science degrees are earned by women, and Google is spending $50 million over the next three years to change those numbers.
More than 150 high school girls turned out for the event, including local chapters of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Black Girls Code and Girls Who Code. Kaling, a writer and actress, emceed the premiere, which brought in Google X Vice President Megan Smith, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton, iLuminate creator Miral Kotb, Pixar Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg and UNICEF Innovation cofounder Erica Kochi.
This is so important because this will give girls a HUGE confidence boost. Girls should feel empowered to create and engineer and problem solve. I am in a class split into two sections of eighty people with SEVEN females and SEVENTY THREE males. We need more girls in this profession PLEASE learn how to code even if it’s something as simple as html you can only grow from there. Tech jobs are in such high demand and honestly, being a female is an advantage because there aren’t many in the field.
A guy on Facebook told my stepdad to go back to Mexico, and that he obviously isn’t from the US because he’s brown and USA is meant for white people. One, my stepdad was born in California and his parents are from Sri Lanka. Two, the first Americans were not white and America is for everyone, that’s kind of the point. I am so pissed off at his blatant racism and amazed at his extreme stupidity.