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Alan Turing Pardoned By UK Government, Finally

"The brilliant mathematician, who played a major role in breaking the Enigma code – which arguably shortened the war by at least two years – has been granted a pardon under the Royal Prerogative of Mercy by the Queen, following a request from the justice secretary, Chris Grayling.

Turing was considered to be the father of modern computer science and was most famous for his work in helping to create the "bombe" that cracked messages enciphered with the German Enigma machines. He was convicted of gross indecency in 1952 after admitting a sexual relationship with a man.

He was given experimental chemical castration as a "treatment". His criminal record resulted in the loss of his security clearance and meant he was no longer able to work for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), where he had been employed following service at Bletchley Park during the war. He died of cyanide poisoning in 1954, aged 41."

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insane in the membrane

he's lucky he wasn't born a hundred or so years earlier or the loving religious folks would have just killed him. they are an especially cruel and unmerciful bunch aren't they, their depravity knows no bounds.

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and they wonder why the gays fight for their freedoms

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“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

wtf does that have to do with

wtf does that have to do with anything?

wtf does what have to do with what

please clarify, not sure what you mean

“Although it was the middle of winter, I finally realized that, within me, summer was inextinguishable.” — Albert Camus

Irony

So Turing is posthumously "pardoned" for doing something that hurt no one. No doubt history will regard Turing with more respect than it will those "lawful authorities" who ruined his life.

Ironic for an innocent man to get a "pardon" from the criminals who drove him to suicide.

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