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    New face of the Bank of England's £50 note is Alan Turing


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    Which is nice.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48962557


    As an aside I can't for the life of me remember the last time I even saw a £50 note.
    I'd imagine I've only owned 2 or 3 in my lifetime.



    That should start an influx of 'loadsofmoney'.
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    Gordon Welchman was as, if not more influential than Turing. They were both vital and total heroes, but Welchman became a little persona non grata in the light of his subsequent revelations after his stint in the US.
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    Gordon Welchman was as, if not more influential than Turing. They were both vital and total heroes, but Welchman became a little persona non grata in the light of his subsequent revelations after his stint in the US.
    Are you suggesting Turing wasn't a little persona non grata?
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    Are you suggesting Turing wasn't a little persona non grata?
    Indeed, but he was later 'pardoned'. Welchman died having been hung out to dry by the UK and US.
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    Indeed, but he was later 'pardoned'. Welchman died having been hung out to dry by the UK and US.
    Wasn't Turing only pardoned years after his suicide ? Regardless, a good choice IMHO.
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    Wasn't Turing only pardoned years after his suicide ? Regardless, a good choice IMHO.
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    Wasn't Turing only pardoned years after his suicide ? Regardless, a good choice IMHO.
    Yep, in 2013. 59 years after his death.
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    Gordon Welchman was as, if not more influential than Turing. They were both vital and total heroes, but Welchman became a little persona non grata in the light of his subsequent revelations after his stint in the US.
    Still think we've got FAR more to 'make up' to Turing. Welchman had a long career in the US and became a US citizen. He did have his security clearance withdrawn after he published his Bletchey memoirs (after his retirement), but I don't think that's on a par with being chemically castrated.
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    Gordon Welchman was as, if not more influential than Turing. They were both vital and total heroes, but Welchman became a little persona non grata in the light of his subsequent revelations after his stint in the US.
    more influential? dont recall a Welchman machine, Welchman test, or Welchman completness. Turing is a Colossus of computing and creating the foundations of infomation society we live in today, well recognised with this news.
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    more influential? dont recall a Welchman machine, Welchman test, or Welchman completness. Turing is a Colossus of computing and the foundations of infomation society we live in today, well recognised with this news.
    If you get bored, have a read up on Welchman. Did a miniscule amount of development regarding how communications work, much of which remains the basis of what we use today. Insignificant and irrelevant I know, but I was impressed.

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