Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Mother Jones)   In appreciation of Ada Lovelace Day, the Victorian-era mathematical genius, here are eight inventions by women that dudes got credit for   (motherjones.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Ada Lovelace, Victorian, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, inventions, nuclear fissions, double helix, Parker Brothers, Babbage  
•       •       •

4943 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Oct 2013 at 5:47 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



66 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-10-16 04:55:45 AM  
When women seem to make discoveries or inventions, it is always the father/husband who actually did it and then let her take the credit.
 
2013-10-16 06:57:19 AM  

RoyBatty: Regarding Rosalind Franklin, here is an account that suggests the story we here of Rosalind Franklin is not nearly as simple or black and white as we are told:

http://www.butterfliesandwheels.org/2010/scientists-anonymous/


The author of that article discredits himself. He picks one source as objective and later outs that source as non-objective.

It may not be black-and-white but the lack of credibility of that particular article makes it no way to judge.
 
2013-10-16 07:38:43 AM  

farkeruk: Reading the Wikipedia section on Ada Lovelace, there seems to be some dispute about her contribution of "writing the first program" and that Babbage had already done it, but that what Ada Lovelace did was to make a more complex program.

Personally, I'd rather see Grace Murray Hopper acknowledged, the woman who created the language that COBOL was based on. I know people hate on COBOL today, but it was picked up commercially for many good reasons and helped to see computers adopted widely by business.


Babbage had written some programs, but all he thought of with his computational engine was doing big math problems quickly, that was the full extent of what he wanted to build it for.  What Ada did was be the first to realize that it could be used for much more than just a giant calculator, and that you could make a mapping between numbers and whatever you wanted like letters, or sound, or color, etc. and then use it to create, store, process, and reproduce text, music, pictures, etc.
 
2013-10-16 09:28:52 AM  

grumpfuff: whatshisname: Lady Sandwich: sammiches

Difficulty: It was Earl of Sandwich(a dude)


The Earl of Sandwich developed the prototype. His wife's claim to fame was that she improved the production method (much like Henry Ford did with the automobile), so that she could keep her husband supplied with sammiches on demand so that he could do more important things.

/The more you know!
 
2013-10-16 09:42:15 AM  

Kibbler: As someone who is re-learning calculus and statistics after countless decades of mental cobwebs forming in his brain, can I just say that I hate hate hate mathematical geniuses.

hate hate hate


bnbgaming.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-10-16 09:49:54 AM  

Skyrmion: farkeruk: Reading the Wikipedia section on Ada Lovelace, there seems to be some dispute about her contribution of "writing the first program" and that Babbage had already done it, but that what Ada Lovelace did was to make a more complex program.

It's hard to know the truth of the relationship, but it does seem like there might have been a hint of Babbage humoring the pretensions of a wealthy benefactor in order to make sure the funding kept coming.


I've always dreamed of making a movie that showed Charles Babbage as the one behind it all, with Ada Lovelace as just an opportunistic hanger-on who took advantage of Babbage to grab undeserved fame for herself. The outrage generated on Jezebel alone would provide enough free publicity to ensure that the movie was a rousing success.
 
2013-10-16 10:17:17 AM  
Survey says : Lise Meitner, nuclear bomb? Click. Yup. Good deal.
 
2013-10-16 10:31:10 AM  

baconbeard: grumpfuff: whatshisname: Lady Sandwich: sammiches

Difficulty: It was Earl of Sandwich(a dude)

The Earl of Sandwich developed the prototype. His wife's claim to fame was that she improved the production method (much like Henry Ford did with the automobile), so that she could keep her husband supplied with sammiches on demand so that he could do more important things.

/The more you know!


Difficulty: He was having sandwiches before he was married

/The more you know!
//seriously guys, old joke is old
 
2013-10-16 12:25:22 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: WHAT THE FARK IS UP WITH THE AUTOPLAY AD ON THIS PAGE, BIATCHES?


And this is why the squirrel goes hungry, Drew.
 
2013-10-16 12:36:04 PM  

Valiente: HotIgneous Intruder: WHAT THE FARK IS UP WITH THE AUTOPLAY AD ON THIS PAGE, BIATCHES?

And this is why the squirrel goes hungry, Drew.


No, the squirrel goes hungry because Fark believes trolls are good for business because of click$. And they're right, so the squirrel doesn't go hungry.
 
2013-10-16 01:10:25 PM  

RoyBatty: cretinbob: [delia-derbyshire.net image 528x640]


That was an interesting GIS, thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NPJ6GMXM3E
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delia_Derbyshire


Yes. Grainer wrote it, she made it happen. Her impact on electronic music is immense but very overlooked.


how she did it
 
2013-10-16 06:48:49 PM  

grumpfuff: baconbeard: grumpfuff: whatshisname: Lady Sandwich: sammiches

Difficulty: It was Earl of Sandwich(a dude)

The Earl of Sandwich developed the prototype. His wife's claim to fame was that she improved the production method (much like Henry Ford did with the automobile), so that she could keep her husband supplied with sammiches on demand so that he could do more important things.

/The more you know!

Difficulty: He was having sandwiches before he was married

/The more you know!
//seriously guys, old joke is old


What about Lord and Lady Douchebag?
 
2013-10-16 07:04:30 PM  

FrancoFile: grumpfuff: baconbeard: grumpfuff: whatshisname: Lady Sandwich: sammiches

Difficulty: It was Earl of Sandwich(a dude)

The Earl of Sandwich developed the prototype. His wife's claim to fame was that she improved the production method (much like Henry Ford did with the automobile), so that she could keep her husband supplied with sammiches on demand so that he could do more important things.

/The more you know!

Difficulty: He was having sandwiches before he was married

/The more you know!
//seriously guys, old joke is old

What about Lord and Lady Douchebag?


That wooshing noise you just heard was your joke going over my head.
 
2013-10-16 07:12:07 PM  

grumpfuff: FrancoFile: grumpfuff: baconbeard: grumpfuff: whatshisname: Lady Sandwich: sammiches

Difficulty: It was Earl of Sandwich(a dude)

The Earl of Sandwich developed the prototype. His wife's claim to fame was that she improved the production method (much like Henry Ford did with the automobile), so that she could keep her husband supplied with sammiches on demand so that he could do more important things.

/The more you know!

Difficulty: He was having sandwiches before he was married

/The more you know!
//seriously guys, old joke is old

What about Lord and Lady Douchebag?

That wooshing noise you just heard was your joke going over my head.


http://snltranscripts.jt.org/79/79tdouchebag.phtml

Too tired to find video right now.  Some of Buck Henry's finest work.
 
2013-10-16 09:54:25 PM  

SevenizGud: FTFA:
Candace Pert, opioid receptor: When Pert, then a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, protested that her professor, Dr. Solomon Snyder, had received an award for her discovery of the receptor allows opiates to lock into the brain, Snyder's response was curt: "That's how the game is played." Pert protested in a formal letter to the award committee ("As a graduate student who played a key role in initiating the research and following it up") and then, having thoroughly revolutionized neuroscience, got back to work. She was working toward a more effective treatment of Alzheimer's when she died in September.

What TFA pretends is that awards stem from singular contributions, when they don't. Almost all big scientific awards are essentially lifetime achievement awards, which is why nobody ever wins them twice (Sanger excepted). Sure, Candace did one big thing, but is was Sol's lab that it, along with about a billion other things, happened in. When they give the award they "settle" on a rationale to give the award. It is all pretense, and Sol was quite right to just point out that that is how the game is played.

When I was a graduate student, I made some molecules that are now involved in clinical trials, etc. Nobody had ever thought to make these, and I was the only one to characterize them. If something big comes from it, who gets the credit? My P.I.


Nobody? John Bardeen, biatches. Two Nobel prizes in physics for transistors and superconductivity. That's wild shiat.
 
2013-10-17 01:23:28 AM  
Rosalind Davies didnt discover the double-helix. Francis Cricke did while on LSD. He accredited the LSD. Took small amounts throughout the day as a thinking aid. Not gonna hear that in any textbook.
 
Displayed 16 of 66 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report