fucked up how Alan Turing, Computer Daddy, would've fit in around here
apparently he wouldn't shut up about how gay he was, and mentioned it in casual conversation
in 1936 he invented a computer that, get this, can do everything any computer built since then could do. everything. yes, it can mine bitcoin. yes, it can run Doom. it could run all of Amazon's backend. just very slowly, of course.
Computer Daddy was hella gay
if u use a mechanical process to move tape left or right, read a symbol on the tape, act on that symbol, or write a symbol, then ur gay
listen i don't make the rules
if youve ever launched an app or looked at a digital watch or listened to a CD then ur using gay technology
thanks Computer Daddy
Computer Daddy Alan Turing even wrote a video game before computers had video. and before anybody had actually built a computer to play it on.
it played a basic game of chess. not very well, people good at chess could beat it once they finally built a computer to run it on. but still.
video games are gay
@Mycroft what did he do with that computer? kill nazis, mostly
@Mycroft do you think he had a fursona?
@stokes apparently he loved Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, so going deep into other Disney properties wouldn't be out of the question
if he didn't have one before watching Robin Hood I bet he'd set about to immediately make one afterwards
@patter @stokes most of what I've recently gotten an interest in him is from History Is Gay Podcast
@loweel I skimmed over the page, and I don't see anything that contadicts what I posted, sir. For me to see your point, you will need to be more specific.
@Mycroft No wonder cishets can't be trusted with using computers responsibly
@DesCoutinho @Mycroft horseshit. The word "computer" is a synonym of the "universal Turing machine", same thing. He designed one, but didn't get to build it. But the concept of the modern computer is something that he wrote about first.
And he was driven to suicide because he casually mentioned being gay to the cops, while reporting a crime. When it was illegal. And has been known for not realizing that certain environments weren't as accepting as Bletchley Park, and blurting it out at inappropriate times.
Personally, I think that part looks more like misunderstanding social norms, and less like Wilde-type queer activism, but still. Don't try to push Turing into a closet, I'll give you my worst mom's scowl.
@Mycroft *cishet voice* "we need more diversity in tech! I mean, look at geniuses like Alan Turing, we need to find the next generation of alan turings to thoroughly fuck over"
Alan Turing was a weirdo turbo gay who killed nazis, we would've really liked hanging out with him
@Mycroft of course you bring this up the day I'm wearing my Alan Turning shirt!
I bought it at PAX Unplugged! But you can get it online.
Some of the funds on the sale go toward a LGBT gaming org.
@Mycroft ATEU E HOMOSSEXUAL
PAI DA COMPUTAÇÃO