Left: MIT computer scientist Katie Bouman w/stacks of hard drives of black hole image data.

Right: MIT computer scientist Margaret Hamilton w/the code she wrote that helped put a man on the moon.

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@ceejbot that's only a tiny fraction of the hard drives too. 6 cubic metres of the things.

@ceejbot You can buy drives like those as souvenirs from CERN.

We've put the really big and the really small into lots and lots of hard drives.

@ceejbot She didn't write it all herself(she was the head of a team) and most certainly she(or anyone else) never wrote hat much code. Those stacks are outputs of the software that were used for debugging.

This is explained right below the first picture:

I'm not saying that her accomplishments were not important or impressive.

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