guy let a Quake 3 server run for four years to see how good the learning AI would get
These robots figured out world peace.
holy fuck that’s really cool
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And this is why Peter is one of my favorites.
Peter and Tony get me right in the feels aghfjkslhgkfls
Peter is pretty great
anything involving spiderman is just dialogue gold and i have yet to really hate anything that comes out of parker’s mouth
HA FUCKERS right now if you ask Siri what her favorite college basketball team is IT’S DAYTON
Happy Ada Lovelace day!
October 15th is the Ada Lovelace Day, an annual celebration of the achievements of women in science and technology.
Ada Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), often described as the world’s first computer programmer, showed a keen interest in mathematical studies from an early age and was taught by her mother, Annabella, who was also a gifted mathematician.
In correspondence with Charles Babbage, who was working on the ideas for a machine that is now recognised as a forerunner of the modern computer, Ada demonstrated her gift for mathematics and was described by him as “the enchantress of numbers”.
She was introduced to him by another female scientist famous in her day, the mathematician Mary Somerville, who mentored Ada during her relatively short life.
Babbage was impressed by the mathematical skills Ada possessed and invited her to translate a piece in Italian written by Luigi Menabrea describing Babbage’s ‘analytical engine’, so that it could be published in England.
Her notes include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine, while she also speculated on its future ability to create graphics and complex music.
Born in 1815, she had no relationship with her father, who died when she was eight. In 1835, she married William King, who was created Earl of Lovelace in 1838. She died in 1852 at the age of 36.
Her lasting legacy as role model for girls and young women considering careers in technology is remembered on Ada Lovelace Day, which is dedicated to the celebration of the achievements of women in science and technology. (Source: http://www.theguardian.com)
What Happened to the Computer Girls?
Believe it or not, in the 1960’s, programming was seen as women’s work. It was even touted as being “just like planning a dinner”.
So what happened?
Eventually male programmers wanted to raise their status above “women’s work”. So they actively discouraged women from these positions, designed hiring tests rigged for men, and even created the stereotype that programmers are disinterested in people. No wonder in the years since, it’s still a male dominated field. Women earned only 18% of the computer science degrees awarded in 2008-2011.
Alright ladies, we need to bust this myth. It’s been too long. Find organizations like Scientista or Sally Ride Science that help encourage women and girls in STEM interests. Find mentors and connect with other women interested in STEM.
Computer Science departments in universities are some of the most racist, sexist, downright misogynist hell holes, with the worst kind of men. Everyone from male professors to male TAs are bullying arseholes who eschew the worst kind of “white male victim” complex. Not only do they treat female students like crap, they also pick on female professors in the department. Many male professors don’t help female students, and male TAs are creepy fucks who think they can flirt with you if you go to them for help, especially if you’re a non-white woman.
I read about this in a book fairly recently and was really surprised to find out most programming and coding was done by women back in the day.
Everybody! My grandma was one of the first computer programmers! She was fucking awesome!
I’m going to take this opportunity to pimp Marvel & the GSA’s new women in STEM project because there are never enough opportunities to get people interested. 10% women in my engineering field? Not if I can help it. (Note: I’m civil, not computer, but it’s still a pretty harsh ratio.)
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