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Celeb birthdays for July 14, 2012

Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 86. Actress-singer Polly Bergen is 82. Actor Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) is 66. Singer-comedian Kyle Gass of Tenacious D is 52. Actress Jane Lynch is 52. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 51. Actor Matthew Fox (“Lost,’’ ‘’Party of Five”) is 46. Keyboardist Ellen Reid of …

Honor Code – NYTimes.com

Henry V is one of Shakespeare’s most appealing characters. He was rambunctious when young and courageous when older. But suppose Henry went to an American school. By about the third week of nursery school, Henry’s teacher would be sending notes home saying that Henry “had another hard day today.” He …

Watercooler Stories – June 25, 2012 – UPI.com

Google honors Alan Turing with doodle MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 23 (UPI) — Google honored the 100th anniversary of British mathematician Alan Turing’s birth Saturday with a Turing Machine doodle on its home page. The Turing Machine, a theoretical computer, never actually existed. But Turing argued a computing machine with …

Alan Turing, father of computer science, not yet getting his due – The Washington Post

For Alan Turing’s many admirers, the centenary of his birth on Saturday is an occasion for both celebration and mourning. Here, after all, is the architect of the modern computer, the code-breaker whose ingenuity ensured an Allied victory in World War II and the father of artificial intelligence. Yet Turing …