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.
Korra: From now on we will be using code names. You can address me as Eaglebear One.
Mako, code name — Been There, Don That.
Asami is — Currently Doing That.
Bolin is — It Happened Once in a Dream.
Opal, code name — If I Had To Pick a Different Chick.
Tenzin is — Eaglebear Two.
Tenzin: Oh thank the Spirits.
*later when Lin arrives*
Korra: I’d Be Lying If I Said I Hadn’t Thought About It is in position.
I’m thinking about making a Korrasami AMV.
just have to download all 3 books first
no thanks to the thief who took my previous hard drives.