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Joan Clarke, the cryptanalyst war-heroine, and the women of Bletchley Park (you never heard of)

Joan Clarke Murray codebreaker at Bletchley Park during World War II, became deputy head of Hut 8 in 1944. Code breaking was almost exclusively done by men during the war. Clarke was paid less than the men and felt that she was prevented from progressing further because of her gender. She was a English cryptanalyst and numismatist ~

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Alan Turing, everyone (Had to learn about him from a movie!)

Among a cohort of talented thinkers assembled at Bletchley Park was the mathematician Alan Turing. Based on his experience working during there, Turing later came up with an idea for a stored-program, electronic computer. Turing also was an early thinker in the field of artificial intelligence. However, his life took a tragic turn. A homosexual in an era when homosexuality was against the law, Turing was prosecuted in 1952 and accepted chemical castration as an alternative to a jail sentence. He

from Ars Technica

The highly productive habits of Alan Turing

Alan Turing in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear


A Photo Shoot With Benedict Cumberbatch

Time magazine: Portrait of actor Benedict Cumberbatch photographed in California on November 9, 2014.


Alan Turing's letter to Christopher Morcom's mother. Christopher was Alan's first love, and he died very young. Just 17 when he passed. Alan was heartbroken.

from WIRED

Alan Turing’s Patterns in Nature, and Beyond

The breakthrough came during the 1980s, when chemists were able to produce Turing patterns in the laboratory, on thin slabs of gel. In these controlled systems, the reactions could be closely followed, simulated on computers and unambiguously demonstrated as true Turing patterns. Image: Patterns in gel, circa 1992. (Dennis Vigil & Harry Swinney/University of Texas, Austin)

from BuzzFeed

The 22 All-Time Hottest Hunks Of PBS

Benedict Cumberbatch | The 22 All-Time Hottest Hunks Of PBS ---- It could be a travesty to put Benedict as low as 5; but this is still a pretty great list! I need to move to London!! Laurence Fox was pretty much why I watched Inspector Lewis. <3