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    Sorry Sean - you slipped in there right before I posted, while I struggle with lag.

    British is correct. And upset many war veterans were too, when they found out Hollywood re-wrote history ( more here). Anyway - way too much info.

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    Carrying on from the last question, why has everyone here got a reason to thank Alan Turing? (Not in terms of code breaking)

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    Did he invent latex (i.e. - the one he couldn't break)?

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    This is quite a tricky question so I'll give everyone a clue! What are you using right now?

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    Is he the one that created the first automatic calculator, with punched cards? Sort of like the stone-age pc..

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    I don't know Mark, I am thinking of something else. I'll give everyone another clue, I'm actually looking for one of two things, one happened in 1937 and the other happened in 1939. Mark is quite close. If you think of Eniac you are getting there

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    Wait a second. Thought Babbage invented the computer. Did Turing invent the mouse by any chance?

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    Babbage invented the first programmable machine. Not the inventor of the mouse, keep going!

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    Wait a second. Turing built the first electronic computer, using binary - on / off. He would have been one step beyond if he's invented the mouse.

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    You are very close with binary for the 1937 thing, keep going Harry!

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    May be he created the Enigma ??
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    He invented RAM? Online memory?

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    Go back to this post:

    Originally posted by HarryF
    Wait a second. Thought Babbage invented the computer. Did Turing invent the mouse by any chance?
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    did he create plans for Computing Machinery and Intelligence ?
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    Didn't he create a computer to decipher the enigma codes? I believe he invented the first electric computer info that was not released until later for intelligence reasons.
    Something along those lines anyway.

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    Between you all you pretty much got it!

    1937 - "Alan Turing publishes On Computable Numbers, encompassing the idea of symbol processing and stored programs - the foundation of a digital computer"

    1939-45 - "Alan Turing designs the electromechanical Bombe"

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    HarryF prolly earned this more than I, but is likely

    So: the only fatal accident that has ever directly involved a nuclear power plant reactor outside of the former Soviet Union.

    When & where?

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    Chernobyl - 1986

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    He said outside the USSR, so the correct answer would be...Tokai Japan, September 1999.

    BTW, just for future reference, Poland could very well be considered a correct answer for the Enigma machine question. They gave the Enigma machines to the British. Here are two links for reference:
    http://home.us.net/~encore/Enigma/enigma.html
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    Just to take a brief step back to Turing...

    He was also what may be considered the godfather of Artificial Intelligence and was for most of his career the world's leading authority on the subject.

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    Yep, if you ever study computing you will look at the Turing Test

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    also back on Alan Turing --- i'd have thought the Turing Machine

    computing class like sean mentioned

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    Originally posted by DaveMaxwell
    He said outside the USSR, so the correct answer would be...Tokai Japan, September 1999.
    Hmm, not the answer I was looking for, but apparently this has happened twice. THe first time was at SL-1 an experimental US Army reactor outside of Idaho Falls Idaho back in the early 60's.

    Guess your up DaveMax.

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    OK.

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    Why does George Washington seem to obvious??


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