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* [COFF] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
@ 2020-12-09 20:13 dave
  2020-12-09 23:38 ` grog
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From: dave @ 2020-12-09 20:13 UTC (permalink / raw)


Sorta relevant to both groups...

Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (and daughter of Lord Byron), 
was born on this day in 1815; arguably the world's first computer 
programmer and a highly independent woman, she saw the potential in 
Charles Babbage's new-fangled invention.

J.F.Ossanna was given unto us on this day in 1928; a prolific programmer, 
he not only had a hand in developing Unix but also gave us the ROFF 
series.

Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same birthday?

-- Dave


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* [COFF] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
  2020-12-09 20:13 [COFF] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO! dave
@ 2020-12-09 23:38 ` grog
  2020-12-12  8:39   ` dave
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From: grog @ 2020-12-09 23:38 UTC (permalink / raw)


[Removing TUHS]

On Thursday, 10 December 2020 at  7:13:11 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>
> Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same birthday?

I, for one.  This is the subject of the "birthday problem",
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem, though it's not clear
where there's a problem.  Take any 23 people and the chance of two of
them having the same birthday is 50%.

Greg
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* [COFF] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
  2020-12-09 23:38 ` grog
@ 2020-12-12  8:39   ` dave
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From: dave @ 2020-12-12  8:39 UTC (permalink / raw)


On Thu, 10 Dec 2020, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

>> Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same 
>> birthday?
>
> I, for one.  This is the subject of the "birthday problem", 
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthday_problem, though it's not clear 
> where there's a problem.  Take any 23 people and the chance of two of 
> them having the same birthday is 50%.

Not only am I familiar with that (I majored in Mathematics), I also know 
about the timezone problem i.e. when did a certain event occur?

And anyway, I was not talking about two people chosem at random, if you'd 
actually read what I wrote.

I try to use the local timezone where possible, but sometimes I have to 
guess; what do you do?

-- Dave


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* [COFF] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
@ 2019-12-09 20:50 dave
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From: dave @ 2019-12-09 20:50 UTC (permalink / raw)


Bit hard to classify this one; separate posts since COFF was created?

Augusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (and daughter of Lord Byron), was 
born on this day in 1815; arguably the world's first computer programmer and a 
highly independent woman, she saw the potential in Charles Babbage's 
new-fangled invention.

J.F.Ossanna was given unto us on this day in 1928; a prolific programmer, he 
not only had a hand in developing Unix but also gave us the ROFF series.

Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same birthday?

-- Dave


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