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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    If you convert it to decimal it's his birthdate (23Feb12)
    June

    https://thenextweb.com/shareables/20...l-binary-code/
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    I changed my mind, maybe we need to exalt STEM in these different ways.
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    There was a movie a few years ago about him. The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch.
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    At the risk of overanalyzing an easter egg, this is a very un-computer-like method of representing a date.

    What we are asked to do is to take a 25-digit binary number and convert it to its base-10 equivalent 230612, then recognize 23 as a day, 06 as a month and 12 as a year.

    If there are three two-digit numeric fields here, they should each have a binary equivalent of 7 digits, 21 total, not 25.

    ddmmyy is not sortable by date.

    The following day (June 24, 1912) does not add 1 to the binary, as one might expect, but adds 10011100010000.

    These may not seem important, but on the primitive machines that Turing used, reducing storage and memory, and minimizing calculations with clever algorithms were key to solving problems with limited computing power. I'm not sure that this date rendering, while on the surface possibly clever, suggests any of Turing's intellect. It's more like, that's binary, he must have been a computer guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    ... As a tribute to him a certain US computer firm called itself Apple.
    urban myth

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/64049...ire-apple-logo
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    #16
    Quote Originally Posted by Master403 View Post
    February, June, same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickstat View Post
    As a tribute to him a certain US computer firm called itself Apple.
    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    The link from gh is focused on the logo design. Indeed the company and brand name was not related to Turing. This article indicates that the name came up when forming their company after Jobs had spent a few months working in an apple orchard.

    https://www.brandingstrategyinsider....l#.XS9iwXt7m70
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    Jobs was a weird dude but picking an Apple because Turing died biting one is pretty bizarre..more like a sick joke..besides Turing wasn't that well known at the time Apple was founded....certainly not in the U.S..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olli View Post
    He was also a pretty talented marathon runner.
    Apparently he ran 2 hrs 46 in 1948 and was 5th in the AAA champs (effectively the UK Olympic trial).
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