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Society & Education: January 2014


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“Father of Modern Computing” Receives Royal Pardon

Joey Lee. Jan. 15, 2014
Source: New York Times

Despite being an incomparable mathematical genius who is often credited with turning the tides of WWII, didn't excuse Alan Turing from the strict laws of the British government banning homosexuality in the 1950s. Almost 60 years after his death, Elizabeth II has taken the step to brush the charges aside with ...
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Kanye West Sues over "Coinye West" Cryptocurrency

Joey Lee. Jan. 23, 2014
Source: New York Daily News

It’s anonymous and decentralized as most other crypto-currencies are, but this one has a familiar ring to it. "Coinye West" is what they call it. No, Kanye West didn’t create it, which is what most people would probably assume is an inflated, egoistical ploy. Instead, West is investigating what seems ...
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Women in Computing Matter: The second annual International Women’s Hackathon

Rane Johnson-Stempson . Jan. 31, 2014

The presence of women in technology is essential to innovation, which is why Microsoft Research will be hosting their second annual International Women’s Hackathon April 24 - 27 to encourage, support, and retain women pursuing the computer sciences at the university level.
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