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Review #5: The Imitation Game

I just watched The Imitation Game from 2014 by director Morten Tyldum and enjoyed it. The movie tells the story of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who broke the Enigma codes during World War II by building the Bombe machine that probably saved 14 million lives and shorted the war by 2 years.

The story of Alan Turing is probably one of the greatest triumphs and tragedies of human history.

The first time I went to Manchester with my British-Norwegian girlfriend was during UKUUG’s Linux 2001 conference and then we saw a simple Turing monument in one of the parks in Manchester.

12 years later, in 2013, the British society and the Queen officially apologized for the treatment of Alan Turing after the war.

The movie documents Turing’s codebreaking work at Bletchley Park, the code breaking operation site for the British military during the World War II.

I went back to England in 2013, 12 years after my first visit, and visited the MOSI to see the first stored-program computer and chatted with one of the volunteers at the MOSI who recommended a visit to Bletchley Park. I have been told that they destroyed most of the hardware after the war, but it is possible to enter the site if you make an appointment. It is probably a good idea to email the Bletchley Park staff before you go there.

Anyway, go and watch The Imitation Game to see a Hollywood portrait of Alan Turing and raw British code breaking intelligence at Bletchley Park.

Bletchley Park
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Music #5: Fuzzy Love (Electric Guitar)

OK, so I think after the release of GIRL 1.0.0 I met and fell in love with a woman a few months ago and she made me record. True story. Her name will not be published, but this terrible original is the product of the feelings I had for her 1,5 month ago.

Fuzzy Love. True story.

Lesson #8: Bryan Adams – Tonight We Have The Stars

I’ve been taking guitar lessons with Gary Gramolini in order to learn to play the guitar.  You can contact him at garyguitar.us.

During one of these lessons, I learnt Tonight We Have the Stars, a rock song written by Bryan AdamsGretchen Peters and Jim Vallance for Bryan Adams’ tenth studio album 11 (2008).

Download the PDF file .

TAB: Tonight We Have The Stars

Some of the other songs I have been learning with Gary Gramolini are:

Review #4: Motorola Nexus 6

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Nexus 6 is the latest Google flagship phone model from Motorola with the latest Android 5.0 release (“Lollipop”).

The 6.0 inch Quad HD display (1440×2560 pixels) is acceptable. The 4K (3840×2160) camcorder is very good. The 2 megapixel front-facing camera is OK.

The Android battery gauge indicates that the battery charges from 40% to 100% in 50 minutes with the included Motorola Turbo charger, much faster than my previous phone (Google Nexus 5 from LG).

Got the 64 GB version and have not ran out of storage yet.

Review #3: Android 5.0 on Google Nexus 5

I have been following and using Android phones since the first public release of Android 1.5 on the Android Dev Phone 1 manufactured by HTC.

Android 5.0, dubbed “Lollipop”, is the fifth release of Android and is now available for Google Nexus 5 devices. (Android 4.4.4 source code is available in the branch tagged ‘android-4.4.4_r1’ on android.googlesource.com, part of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).)

There are also the Firefox OS and Jolla mobile platforms for phones, but I haven’t tried either yet. These are at least four different operating systems for phones now, competing with each other.

Apple’s iOS is a proprietary software platform built on a proprietary hardware platform, Apple’s proprietary hardware, while Android, Firefox OS and Sailfish OS are source code platforms.

Long live source.

Mathematics #2: The Social Rules

vector scales of justice and gavel
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The Social Rules theorem is an extension of The Social Theorem, published in “Social Graphs in Mathematics” (2009) available from http://math.aamot.org/Global/SocialGraphs.pdf

Whenever a person meets another person, a vertice on the social graph, they will either ignore each other, talk to each other, occassionally talk to a new person, or be introduced to a person that isn’t yet in a vertice on their social graph, by a person on the social graph.