2012.12 News: Turing Biopic on Demand

Geeks, nerds, and dorks should all be aware of Alan Turing, the brilliant British mathematician who cracked the Nazi Enigma code in WW2, laid the groundwork for modern computer programming, and was shamefully hounded to death by his native country for his homosexuality. You may have heard of the "Turing Test", which is what he proposed as a method of telling whether a machine had attained human-equivalent sentience.

Star Cinema in Fitchburg will screen Codebreaker, the 2011 biography of Turing, once (on Thu. Jan. 17 at 7:30 PM) but only if they get 50 ticket reservations in advance. Make those reservations here.

Please publicize this to others who may be interested in this seminal figure in computing history.

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If there's artificial intelligence, there's bound to be some artificial stupidity.

— Sidney Harris

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  1. Update: As of 12-12-12 (Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin), they were up to 19 reservations (2 of them mine) and needed 31 more to make it a "go".