Posts Tagged ‘turing0mg’

Amazon.com: Mark B Gerstein’s review of Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Dig…

July 26, 2015

http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/RGWS7VGYLYXI1/ref=cm_cr_pr_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1400075998

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IBM 701 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 24, 2015

Interesting discussion of the origin of the IBM 701 attributing it as a knockoff of the IAS machine communicated by von Neumann and contrasting its success to that of the Eckert-Mauchly derivative, the UNIVAC.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_701

Klara Dan von Neumann – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 10, 2015

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klara_Dan_von_Neumann

Castle Bravo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 6, 2015

largest nuclear error: 3X off orig. 5 Megaton est.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Bravo

IBM 701 – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

July 1, 2015

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_701

Dr. Strangelove – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 30, 2015

QT:{{”
The character is an amalgamation of RAND Corporation strategist Herman Kahn, mathematician and Manhattan Project principal John von Neumann, rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (a central figure in Nazi Germany’s rocket development program recruited to the US after the war), and Edward Teller, the “father of the hydrogen bomb.”[15] There is a common misconception that the character was based on Henry Kissinger, but Kubrick and Sellers denied this;[16] Sellers said, “Strangelove was never modeled after Kissinger—that’s a popular misconception. It was always Wernher Von Braun.”[17]
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove

Jule Gregory Charney – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 29, 2015

early use of the ENIAC/MANIAC

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jule_Gregory_Charney

Julian Bigelow – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 28, 2015

interesting discussion of how his computer research program was de-emphasized after von Neumann left the IAS and he stayed at a $9K salary (~$80K in ’15 $) for then on
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Bigelow

Nils Aall Barricelli – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 27, 2015

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_Aall_Barricelli

early biological computation

Max Newman – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

June 27, 2015

Turing’s mentor

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Newman