Posts tagged with ‘alan turing

Britain finally gets around to pardoning Alan Turing. It’s a Christmas miracle

For decades, campaigners have been trying to get computer pioneer Alan Turing posthumously pardoned for a conviction of the crime of indecency, based largely on Turing being teh ghey. Well this morning, Queen Elizabeth II finally used her royal powers to grant Turing that pardon. 

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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’
Sherlock plays computer pioneer and super genius Alan Turing the biopic ‘The Imitation Game’
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First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in ‘The Imitation Game’

Sherlock plays computer pioneer and super genius Alan Turing the biopic ‘The Imitation Game’

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There’s a lot of versions of Monopoly, but there’s only one Alan Turing Monopoly

There’s already a Monopoly set for everything under the sun enjoyed by two or more people, so it’s about time they’ve gotten around to making cool Monopoly versions, celebrating cool people. Like Alan Turing.

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Today would have been Alan Turing’s 100th birthday

If computer pioneer Alan Turing were alive today, he would be 100 years old. And on the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1912, why don’t you pat your computer on the head and remember that without Turing, computers as we know them today might not exist. The computing world would possibly be very different.

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Petition to put Alan Turing on British banknotes hits 10,000 signatures

Even if British courts won’t posthumously pardon Alan Turing for the crime of being gay, hopefully at some point the country might honor the computer pioneer on its money. Maybe. At least that’s what over 10,000 people who have signed a petition to put Turing on British bank notes hope.

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British House of Lords refuses posthumous pardon for Alan Turing

Even as Great Britain celebrates the accomplishments of Alan Turing’s genius in developing early computers that helped the Allies win World War II, the British House of Lords refused to give a posthumous pardon to the scientist. In 1954, Turing was convicted of homosexuality and chemically castrated.

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