Coffee for Turing

Posted by daniel on 23 June, 2012
Category Coffee

Today, the honors go to Alan Turing, the "Father of Computer Science", who would be celebrating 100 years since his birth. Among other achievements, for example as a successful cryptologist during the Second World War, he was the person who created the concept of computers and programs.


The coffee cup was a gift from ACM for my first year as member. And that coffee was in his honor.

Thank you, Mr. Turing, for creating what is now a science and the profession of many (including myself).

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Coffee helps preventing Alzheimer’s

Posted by daniel on 16 June, 2012
Category Coffee

I had already heard that Coffee would be good for memory, but things seem to be even better.

A recent study from University of South Florida and University of Miami with older adults (over 65) who drank coffee regularly during their lives (about 3 cups a day) had less chances of developing Alzheimer's.

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Coffee on Saturdays

Posted by daniel on 19 May, 2012
Category Coffee

Starting today, this blog will have, as much as possible, "Coffee on Saturdays" (temporary name). This idea was inspired by another blog and for recent news.

The blog is by Bruce Schneier. He has what he called "Squid Fridays", with random posts about... squid. I mean the animal, not the software. I hope Bruce doesn't mind my adaptation of his idea.

My other inspiration was recent news about coffee. As many of my friends know, I am rather addicted to coffee, and I mean the drink, no references to the programming language. While some people consider coffee to be bad for one's health, this week I learned that a study from US National Institutes of Health, and to be published on the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests the people who drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee a day has less chances of dying from a number of causes. The list of causes includes heart and pulmonary diseases, diabetes and even accidents.

So, from now on, I'll try to keep my Saturday's posts somewhat related to coffee.

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