Happy Birthday Alan Turing.

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    The grandfather of the Modern Computer and cracker of the Enigma code was born 100 years ago today..

    Alan Turing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Google has a nice tribute to him!
     
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    Turing's suicide in doubt...
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    Alan Turing: Inquest's suicide verdict 'not supportable'
    23 June 2012 - Turing was found dead in his bed by his housekeeper
     
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    Alan Turing gets pardon...
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    UK FINALLY PARDONS COMPUTER PIONEER ALAN TURING
    Dec 24,`13 -- His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.

     
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    Amazing that they would castrate a man who saved the lives of thousands and helped win the war

    Shows the hatred towards gays
     
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    Any country or company that suppresses their own talent because of who they go to bed with, or how they worship, or anything else, should be given the finger and left to it.

    Trying eavesdropping on al-Qaeda chitchat without Arabs raised speaking those languages.
    Yet th American Defense Department has on a number of occasions fired Muslim translators because they're Muslims. Ya, good luck training English speakers in Farsi guys.
     
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    We had this debate when we discussed gays in the military. Why chase away some of your best talent?

    Turing was a genius who helped win the war. Think of this genius at the dawn of the computer age in the 50s and 60s? What could he have accomplished?

    Instead, he gets hounded, spied upon, arrested and castrated.....all because we did not approve of his sexuality
     
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    He should have been awarded top honors.
     
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    His work on Enigma could not even be publicly acknowledged or rewarded. He was just another math geek who didn't fight in the war.
     

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