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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby Oskar45 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:49 am

josehill wrote:Unfortunately, several of the articles are behind a paywall, but perhaps some of you will be interested in this:

Nature special issue: Turing at 100 - http://www.nature.com/news/specials/turing/index.html

(If you are at a university, chances are that all of the links will "just work," as long as you are accessing them from the university network.)


Actually, you can get a quite useful collection of his more important papers [including On computable numbers[...] and his Ph.D. dissertation] for FREE from http://www.4shared.com/office/N1vuRyt-/ ... _turi.html [.pdf, readable even on my iPad]. Also, <www.turing.org.uk>, <www.AlanTuring.net> or <www.turingarchive.org> have more papers than you'd probably want to know about :-)

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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby Oskar45 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:36 am

smj wrote: and enjoyed the depiction of him in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon...


OT: Besides having Turing as a major character, it's also the only fiction I know of which lists an executable Perl script.

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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:39 am

Oskar45 wrote:
smj wrote: and enjoyed the depiction of him in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon...


OT: Besides having Turing as a major character, it's also the only fiction I know of which lists an executable Perl script.


he was super gay too.
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby Oskar45 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:45 pm

skywriter wrote:
Oskar45 wrote:
smj wrote: and enjoyed the depiction of him in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon...


OT: Besides having Turing as a major character, it's also the only fiction I know of which lists an executable Perl script.


he was super gay too.


My god, how childish your comment is. Whether Turing was gay or not has nothing to do with the importance of his work at all. His sexual orientation was his own and only his own. But since you are obviously rather straight, you could have probably written better papers,
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby robespierre » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:03 pm

Maybe a cultural thing, but I assumed that was a backhanded comment about Perl...
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby skywriter » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:43 pm

whee!
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby Oskar45 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:14 pm

skywriter wrote:whee!

LOL!

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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:14 pm

Oskar45 wrote:
skywriter wrote:whee!

LOL!

now that's super gay! :-)
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby robespierre » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:37 pm

Newt Gingrich called himself "cheerful" when prompted to describe himself in one word. That's a synonym for "gay" according to the Random House College Thesaurus.
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby skywriter » Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:08 am

robespierre wrote:Newt Gingrich called himself "cheerful" when prompted to describe himself in one word. That's a synonym for "gay" according to the Random House College Thesaurus.


That's the one I grew up with.
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby R-ten-K » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:48 pm

skywriter wrote:
robespierre wrote:Newt Gingrich called himself "cheerful" when prompted to describe himself in one word. That's a synonym for "gay" according to the Random House College Thesaurus.


That's the one I grew up with.


That seems so queer now.
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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby Oskar45 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:18 pm

skywriter wrote:
robespierre wrote:Newt Gingrich called himself "cheerful" when prompted to describe himself in one word. That's a synonym for "gay" according to the Random House College Thesaurus.
That's the one I grew up with.
Poor kid...

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Re: Alan Turing

Unread postby skywriter » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:54 pm

heh, i'm hardly much younger than you.
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