Alan Turing in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear

Alan Turing in 1927, from Westcott House photograph ©Sherborne School | @AlanTuringYear | #AlanTuringYear

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Alan Turing, the man who broke the enigma code during WWII, is estimated to have shortened the war by over two years, and to have saved over 14 million lives. He was later charged for his homosexuality and was forced to undergo chemical castration.

Alan Turing, the man who broke the enigma code during WWII, is estimated to have shortened the war by over two years, and to have saved over 14 million lives. He was later charged for his homosexuality and was forced to undergo chemical castration.

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“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” ~ Alan Turing - Quotesville.Net

“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” ~ Alan Turing - Quotesville.Net

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Pls sign this petition @stephenfry campaign & endorsed by @HRC #notjustturing @ImitationGame https://www.change.org/p/british-government-pardon-all-49-000-men-who-like-alan-turing-were-persecuted-and-criminalized-under-british-law-for-gross-indecency-section-11-of-the-criminal-law-amendment-act-1885-which-was-overturned-in-1967-which-prosecuted-them-for-being-gay?just_created=true …

Pls sign this petition @stephenfry campaign & endorsed by @HRC #notjustturing @ImitationGame https://www.change.org/p/british-government-pardon-all-49-000-men-who-like-alan-turing-were-persecuted-and-criminalized-under-british-law-for-gross-indecency-section-11-of-the-criminal-law-amendment-act-1885-which-was-overturned-in-1967-which-prosecuted-them-for-being-gay?just_created=true …

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They made a documentary about him called "the imitation game ". It's really good

They made a documentary about him called "the imitation game ". It's really good

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Tragic but true - Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science. In WW II he decrypted German encoded messages. Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britain has apologized. ~Via Pat Whitten

Tragic but true - Alan Turing is widely considered to be the father of computer science. In WW II he decrypted German encoded messages. Winston Churchill said that Turing made the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany. After the war he was tried in court for being gay, found guilty, forced to take castration pills, and then driven to suicide. Britain has apologized. ~Via Pat Whitten

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Alan Turing's Letter to Maria explaining the principles of Solitaire. Maria was the young daughter of Turning's sympathetic psychiatrist and friend.  Click through.

Alan Turing's Letter to Maria explaining the principles of Solitaire. Maria was the young daughter of Turning's sympathetic psychiatrist and friend. Click through.

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He cracked a CODE by inventing a machine and now we call the machine a computer which requires CODING to work. Irony.

He cracked a CODE by inventing a machine and now we call the machine a computer which requires CODING to work. Irony.

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