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* [TUHS] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
@ 2020-12-09 20:13 Dave Horsfall
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From: Dave Horsfall @ 2020-12-09 20:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society, Computer Old Farts Followers

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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* Re: [TUHS] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
  2019-12-09 22:40 ` G. Branden Robinson
@ 2019-12-13  1:34   ` Dave Horsfall
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From: Dave Horsfall @ 2019-12-13  1:34 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Computer Old Farts Followers, The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

On Tue, 10 Dec 2019, G. Branden Robinson wrote:

>> Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same
>> birthday?
>
> Anyone who thinks there are at least 23 greats would bet that way. ;-)

Yeah, I know; I'd temporarily forgotten the Birthday Paradox :-(

-- Dave

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* Re: [TUHS] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
  2019-12-09 20:50 Dave Horsfall
  2019-12-09 22:40 ` G. Branden Robinson
@ 2019-12-10  4:03 ` Adam Thornton
  1 sibling, 0 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Adam Thornton @ 2019-12-10  4:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Dave Horsfall
  Cc: Computer Old Farts Followers, The Eunuchs Hysterical Society



> On Dec 9, 2019, at 1:50 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave@horsfall.org> wrote:
> Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same birthday?


Well, are there more than 19 of them?

Adam


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* Re: [TUHS] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
  2019-12-09 20:50 Dave Horsfall
@ 2019-12-09 22:40 ` G. Branden Robinson
  2019-12-13  1:34   ` Dave Horsfall
  2019-12-10  4:03 ` Adam Thornton
  1 sibling, 1 reply; 5+ messages in thread
From: G. Branden Robinson @ 2019-12-09 22:40 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Computer Old Farts Followers, The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

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At 2019-12-10T07:50:38+1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> Who'ld've thought that two computer greats would share the same
> birthday?

Anyone who thinks there are at least 23 greats would bet that way. ;-)

Regards,
Branden

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* [TUHS] Happy birthday, Ada Lovelace and JFO!
@ 2019-12-09 20:50 Dave Horsfall
  2019-12-09 22:40 ` G. Branden Robinson
  2019-12-10  4:03 ` Adam Thornton
  0 siblings, 2 replies; 5+ messages in thread
From: Dave Horsfall @ 2019-12-09 20:50 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Computer Old Farts Followers, The Eunuchs Hysterical Society

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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