Turing machine muffins

HOWTO Make cool-looking broccoli muffins

These striking savory broccoli muffins are danged cute, and delicious-looking besides: "While savoury broccoli cake might seem bizarre to some, I know that if anyone is going to appreciate this recipe's quirky character, it's Etsians. Surprisingly delicious, these mini cakes contain spices, cheese and an individual broccoli floret nestled in each one. Far richer than a muffin, they make great party food, and are also good served as part of a lavish afternoon tea."

Guest Curator: On Creativity and Savoury Broccoli Cakes

(via Neatorama)

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Homebrew Turing Machine

Mike Davey, a maker from Wisconsin, built a classic Turing Machine with a 1000 foot instruction tape that holds up to 10k. Though Turing's machine was just a thought experiment, the paper in which it is described has enough detail to create it in real life. The machining is absolutely lovely, and when it's in motion, it's a thing of beauty.

A Turing Machine (Mike Davey)

DIY Turing Machine (IEEE Spectrum))

(Thanks, Erico!)

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UK: Treatment of (gay) genius mathematician Alan Turing "appalling"

At long last:

The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the 'appalling' way he was treated for being gay. Alan Turing, a mathematician most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes, was convicted of 'gross indecency' in 1952 and sentenced to chemical castration.

Treatment of Alan Turing was "appalling" - PM (number10.gov.uk)


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Turing Machine muffins

From 2003, so the muffins are stale -- but the image is everfresh. Link, and here's a more recent batch.

What is a Turing Machine? Link to an explanation of the variety not produced from blueberries, sugar, and flour. This is the hobby of Duke University associate computer science professor Susan Rodger. She's posted more cool photos of nerdy baking experiments here. (Thanks, Isara) Read the rest