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    That's a great decision. As a Computer Science graduate, Turing has always been a bit of a hero of mine. The "Turing Machine" is still taught in every CS degree in every university.
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      Both men were brilliant, and shortened the war thus saving many lives.
      Very much agree, but let's also remember Tommy Flowers - without whom much of it would have been theory rather than practice, IMO
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      A white male.

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      Did they not even consider Paul Ince?
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      Very much agree, but let's also remember Tommy Flowers - without whom much of it would have been theory rather than practice, IMO
      Indeed. Tommy Flowers is a big hero of mine and so often overlooked.
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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.
      The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.
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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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      Given that it was a "people's Choice", I think it is clearly significant because of the homosexuality bit as well as for his work...… which is I guess the point.
      NO! Alan Turing was a brilliant man for his cerebal achievements NOT because he was homosexual! Jeez! His mental ability won acclaim not his sexual preference.
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      Yep, in 2013. 59 years after his death.
      In other words, an utter waste of time. Still, keeps the radical left happy and the radical right annoyed so on balance...yep still a waste of time.
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      In other words, an utter waste of time. Still, keeps the radical left happy and the radical right annoyed so on balance...yep still a waste of time.
      I doubt his family think it was an utter waste of time. I doubt the gay community do. It's better late than never at all. It at least sends a message that we were wrong. As does putting him on the bank note.

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