I could write a long post describing Alan Turing‘s outstanding achievements as the founder of theoretical computer science, code breaker, and mathematician. But instead of this, I’ll simply urge people to read Andrew Hodges‘ canonical Turing biography. This is a great book, highly recommended and extremely interesting, as it focuses not only on his scientific achievements, but also on the human and personal aspects of his life.
The popular BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB) has been briefly knocked off the Net a couple of days ago by an order of a Swedish court to an upstream provider of TPB-owned AS13214 network. While the website reappeared after just a couple of hours on a new IP address, the trackers are still offline as I’m writing this.