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Colossus veterans revisit virtual and real worlds

Colossus veterans and their relatives gathering to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the world’s first purpose-built computer centre, Block H on Bletchley Park, were enthralled by a prototype virtual Block H.

Summer Bytes gets even tastier

The Summer Bytes Festival continues at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park with digital creative fun for all theb family over the next few weeks at the home of Colossus.

Summer Bytes 2014 boots up

Summer Bytes Festival at The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park.
Every day 11am-5pm from 26 July – 2 September 2014
Summer Bytes supported by Bloomberg

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Gigapixel photography: Sophie Wilson

Calling photographers: next lecture: Sophie Wilson examines both the photographic and computational aspects of taking extremely large photographs. Thursday 13 November 2014 at 7.30pm. Tickets going fast.

Crack the Coding Curriculum workshop

Join us for Crack the Coding Curriculum, a free workshop for teachers run by Fuze at The National Museum of Computing on 16 October 2014 from 16:30 to 19:30.

Winter Lecture Series

Starting 9 October 2014 TNMOC winter lecture series. First up is a history of video gaming by Tristan Donovan, then gigapixel photography by Sophie Wilson, and signals in war and peace in association with Cambridge Wireless. Book your tickets now.

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Bill Tutte's algorithm runs again

For the first time since the end of WWII, Bill Tutte's Double Delta algorithm was successfully run on the Robinson machine. This was part of the ongoing reconstruction of Robinson, the machine that preceded Colossus.

Transputer Project underway

Two TNMOC volunteers have embarked on a restoration project of two Inmos Transputer Development System units. In the longer term, they plan to to restore a large system based around a network of 100 T9000 Transputers originally used for fast data capture at CERN.

Donors welcome!

As part of the 70th anniversary of Block H, the first results of an embryo project to recreate a virtual 1940’s Block H was revealed to the Colossus veterans. Funding is currently being sought to take the project from prototype to virtual reality.

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Mystery object

TNMOC has just been donated an unusual artifact that has got a lot of people thinking on our Facebook and Google+ pages. It dates from around 1980, only 100 were ever made, but what is it ...?

Summer Bytes winners!

Winners of Summer Bytes competitions are announced. Two maze winners, two computers of the future winners and one Date Your Heritage quiz winner. Don't miss Christmas Bytes coming sooner than you think.

Who is the longest-serving programmer?

Who has been programming the longest? We've had lots of people stepping forward following a claim from a 70-year old to be one of the world's most durable programmers having started coding in 1969.

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