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(The Verge)   First female Turing Award winner dies at the age of 1011000. Tag for her accomplishments   (theverge.com) divider line
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2020-08-10 12:58:34 AM  
It all comes down to the maths.
 
2020-08-10 3:34:33 AM  
Well I DON'T KNOW , MARGARET
 
2020-08-10 6:01:17 AM  
Rest in peace, OG computer nerd.
 
2020-08-10 8:05:52 AM  

2wolves: It all comes down to the maths.


At some fundamental level, everything is math.
 
2020-08-10 8:10:44 AM  
I hate sloppy writing.

FTA:
The New York Times obituary for Allen notes that the Stretch-Harvest machine was used to analyze communications intercepted by American spies.

With very rare exceptions, spies don't intercept communications.   Spies are mostly concerned with human intelligence, and gathering documentation and information while in enemy or neutral territory.  The interception of communication is generally done from friendly territory, or international airspace/waters or from orbit.

I mean, I used to intercept foreign communications for the US Army.  That didn't make me a "spy".
 
2020-08-10 9:10:58 AM  
So...
the bastard couldn't do 1011010?
 
2020-08-10 9:15:43 AM  
Headline fails Turing test.
 
2020-08-10 10:48:56 AM  
Only 58 years old.  Sad.
 
2020-08-10 12:11:44 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: So...
the bastard couldn't do 1011010?


I don't know what you're on about but Subby really needs to adhere to byte / word alignment.  Or are there really 7 bit systems out there?
 
2020-08-10 12:30:58 PM  
You're saying a woman passed the Turing Test?
 
2020-08-10 1:01:39 PM  

SansNeural: ThatGuyOverThere: So...
the bastard couldn't do 1011010?

I don't know what you're on about but Subby really needs to adhere to byte / word alignment.  Or are there really 7 bit systems out there?


Original ASCII is 7 bit. Maybe subby was trying to tell us that she died at age X?
 
2020-08-10 2:33:22 PM  

SansNeural: are there really 7 bit systems out there?


I own a computer that uses 27-bit words.  Seriously.   It's a museum piece that hasn't operated in years.  It was built in 1962.  It's transistorized but has no integrated circuits.
 
2020-08-10 3:06:27 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: SansNeural: are there really 7 bit systems out there?

I own a computer that uses 27-bit words.  Seriously.   It's a museum piece that hasn't operated in years.  It was built in 1962.  It's transistorized but has no integrated circuits.


You have a Titan navigation computer? That's da bomb.
 
2020-08-10 3:30:17 PM  

WelldeadLink: You have a Titan navigation computer? That's da bomb.


I am highly amused that you recognized what it was.  Actually, it's a coffee-table now.
 
2020-08-10 3:37:07 PM  

Creepy Lurker Guy: WelldeadLink: You have a Titan navigation computer? That's da bomb.

I am highly amused that you recognized what it was.  Actually, it's a coffee-table now.


Nah, he just went spelunking the Googles with a couple of prize keywords.
 
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