Episode 13: Unafraid of the Dark, Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey


That is fucking frightening.

this isn’t scary its just overwhelmingly realistic

(via justmyko)

WWI aircraft-carrier

#tbt Andy Warhol’s beach snap of Keith Haring (1984) from our March Under The Influence sale!

The Ragged Rabbit Resurrection. I think I hit all the salient points of Easter. Scourging, humiliation, crucifixion, rapture, redemption. ecstasy…..Plus rabbits and eggs….Nailed it. ….Happy Easter


And done….see previous  image
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Alan Turing
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Alan Turing

Turing at the time of his election to Fellowship of the Royal Society
Born	Alan Mathison Turing
23 June 1912
Maida Vale, London, England
Died	7 June 1954 (aged 41)
Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
Residence	Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
Nationality	British
Fields	Mathematics, cryptanalysis, computer science, Biology
Institutions	University of Cambridge
Government Code and Cypher School
National Physical Laboratory
University of Manchester
Alma mater	Sherborne School
King’s College, Cambridge
Princeton University
Thesis	Systems of Logic based on Ordinals (1938)
Doctoral advisor	Alonzo Church[1]
Doctoral students	Robin Gandy[1]
Known for	
Notable awards	
Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (/ˈtjʊərɪŋ/ tewr-ing; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was a British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, computer scientist and philosopher. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of “algorithm” and “computation” with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.[2][3][4] Turing is widely considered as the “Father of Theoretical Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.[5]

During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre. For a time he led Hut 8, the section responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. He devised a number of techniques for breaking German ciphers, including improvements to the pre-war Polish bombe method, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine.

After the war, he worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the ACE, among the first designs for a stored-program computer. In 1948 Turing joined Max Newman’s Computing Laboratory at Manchester University, where he assisted development of the Manchester computers[6] and became interested in mathematical biology. He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis, and predicted oscillating chemical reactions such as the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, first observed in the 1960s.

Turing was prosecuted for homosexuality in 1952, when such acts were still criminalised in the UK. He accepted treatment with estrogen injections (chemical castration) as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death a suicide; his mother and some others believed it was accidental.[7] On 10 September 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for “the appalling way he was treated.” The Queen granted him a posthumous pardon on 24 December 2013.[8][9]