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Grace Hopper's Naval Reserve Medal
Grace Hopper's Naval Reserve Medal

Origin

Grace Hopper

Type

Naval Reserve Medal

Effects

When worn translates binary into wearer's primary language

Downsides

Over use reverses effect.

Activation

Worn

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Babbage-1822

Aisle

993-4340-4400

Shelf

9348-45430437

Date of Collection

01.2001

[Source]


OriginEdit

Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (1906 – 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy Rear Admiral. She was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer in 1944 who invented the first compiler for a computer programming language. It was one of those who popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages which led to the development of COBOL (an acronym for COmmon Business-Oriented Language), one of the first high-level programming languages. Owning to her accomplishments and her naval rank, she was sometimes referred to as “Amazing Grace”. The US Navy Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper is named for her, as is the Cray XE6 “Hopper” supercomputer at the National Energy Research Scientific Computer Center. In the spring of 1959, at a two-day conference known as the Conference on Data Systems Languages bringing together computer experts from industry and government. Hopper served as a technical consultant to the committee and, along with several former employees, defined the new language COBOL. Hopper's belief was that programs should be written in a language that was close to English rather than in machines code.

EffectsEdit

When worn translates binary into wearer's primary language. Over usage reverses effect permanently making it so that all words they see are in binary.

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