epsilonsigmamu
epsilonsigmamu:

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

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.

omfg
omfg
and old Apple computers
the apple was a rainbow 







Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

Even though Steve Jobs himself confirmed that the logo was actually not a reference to Turing at all, but that it is a damn good idea. Also, in 2012, Turing was pardoned by the British Government, negating all charges put against him, one of only 4 times since WWII that the Queen has ever issued a pardon. If you want to see Turing in action, there is a movie coming out in 2 months about his life and WWII efforts called The Imitation Game, staring tumblr’s own sexy detective as the man himself.

epsilonsigmamu:

matt112830:

sharplydressedtentacles:

banesidhe:

calming-tea:

samrgarrett:

outofthecavern:

opiatevampire:

theworldisconfused:

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.

omfg

omfg

and old Apple computers

the apple was a rainbow 

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Reblogging again because more people need to know about Turing dammit.

Whoa…

Even though Steve Jobs himself confirmed that the logo was actually not a reference to Turing at all, but that it is a damn good idea. Also, in 2012, Turing was pardoned by the British Government, negating all charges put against him, one of only 4 times since WWII that the Queen has ever issued a pardon. If you want to see Turing in action, there is a movie coming out in 2 months about his life and WWII efforts called The Imitation Game, staring tumblr’s own sexy detective as the man himself.