4th Sector Pathfinder (pernickety) wrote,
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Finding Ada - The Women Of Bletchley Park



Sunday was an amazing day. weekend and I headed to Bletchley Park for truly epic nerd out.




THE MANSION THE ACTUAL MANSION.


OMGWTFENIGMARIGHTTHEREFUCKYEAH


We were shown around by Jean Valentine, who worked at Bletchley during WWII as a bombe operator. She's a legend on so many levels.


She also has her own stamps. How fucking cool is that? Before yesterday I've never met anyone whose face is on a stamp.


Way ahead of everyone. Always.


Sequoia tree which disguised the aerials.


THIS SHIT IS THE BOMBE


My tragic, genius nerd crush immortalized in slate. Turing = ♥


Look at the composition.


Pigeons at war




Good news coming in.


2500 valves and less computing power than a laptop. But, let's be honest, it looks far more impressive than a laptop.


From the Museum Of Computing. Those washing machines hold disks of 200Mb each. Damn, we've come a long way in 30 years.


CHURCHILL MOTHERFUCKERS


This flag was actually used on D-Day.


Bletchley Park mansion ball room. They hold weddings there. I've never particularly wanted to get hitched, but now that I know I could get married at Bletchley, I've got to say... Any takers?


Bletchley Park. For details go to www.savingbletchleypark.org


More pictures.

Currently working on uploading videos to youtube.
Tags: nerdgasm
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