Last post by stewartsage - November 19, 2019, 02:34:50 am
Rice Institute Computer-tan: AKA Rice R1 -Source of envy for Whirlwind-tan, surviving a similarly dramatic surgery to her's. -Dramatically changed appearance in 1966. (Rebuilt with new memory) -Had a tumultuous childhood, bouncing between Rice, the AEC, NSF, and Brookhaven National Lab. (Funding and decision making bounced around a lot) -Enjoyed some of the broadest education of an IAS, studying under MANIAC, ILLIAC, IAS, and IBM. (Designers visited and drew on various IAS programs) -Somewhat logically obsessed, and a heavy math fan. (Early projects involved Boolean logic and mathmatical research) -Still fun at parties, dumb sense of humor. (Only distinct cultural trait remembered was an operator's annoying sense of humor) -Kind of shaky on the concept of zeroes. (Had two different methods, toggleable, for floating point zeroes) -Could tell anyone by their voice. (Did early work on voice recognition) -Best friends with her younger sister OSAGE. -Status: Deceased
Physical, 1959-1966: Tall, dark tan, kind of obsessed with light sweaters, capris. Short bob haircut.
Physical, 1966-1971: About 5' tall, pale, veins occasionally pulse with light, several prominent scars including side of her head to behind the ear, breathes very heavily, hair has grown out.
OSAGE-tan: -Not well liked at home, she spent a lot of time hanging out with her sister R1. -Self-image issues from the University constantly trying to replace her. (University started trying to replace the home-built program before she was finished) -Still outlasted her best friend into the mid-1970s before disappearing. -Did everything from clerical work (University schedules) to medical research. -Status: Deceased