Computer Pioneer Alan Turing Pardoned of ‘Gross Indecency’

British mathematician who broke the Nazi's coded messages was sentenced under a law that criminalized homosexuality

Alan M Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark I Computer, 1951.
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Alan M Turing and colleagues working on the Ferranti Mark I Computer, 1951.

 

Alan Turing, the British mathematician who laid the theoretical groundwork for modern computing and cracked coded messages from the Nazis, received a royal pardon on Tuesday.

 

Turing was convicted under a late 19th-century law that criminalized homosexuality. He was forced to undergo chemical castration in 1952.

U.K. Justice Minister Chris Grayling requested the pardon, calling the sentence “unjust and discriminatory.” Said Grayling: “Turing deserves to be remembered and recognized for his fantastic contribution to the war effort and his legacy to science.”

 

Turing died from cyanide poisoning in 1954. In 1999, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century for his contribution to science.

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No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

You are a jackass. Do you read the shit you post?

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

i hope you get a brain for christmas you stupid women

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

Stupid man; you need to read before yapping you ignorant ass off. Without conquering the Atlantic gap where U boats plundered cargo vessles the war effort to save Britain would have gone the other way and a beach head to attack the Germans would be lost. Turing is universally acknowledged as one individual  who was instrumental in changing the direction of the war. Any fool can check the veracity of the statement. That they so honor him with great pride today speaks to that

 

Also, modern digital computation, cryptology and cognitive science is grounded on much of what Turing liberated with his ideas especially that of mind vs machine

 

You are a maleducated fool parading as a genius and hiding behind the distractions as labeling a fat woman a fat woman as some degenerate conception.

 

By the way punk where the hell did they produce an ass as you?

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Originally Posted by Mitwah:
Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

You are a jackass. Do you read the shit you post?

What is wrong with his comments?

Originally Posted by seignet:
Originally Posted by Mitwah:
Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

You are a jackass. Do you read the shit you post?

What is wrong with his comments?

That they are just wrong in an all encompassing way is enough!!!

Apart from his personal comments. Turing recognition of established patterns of Mathematic is one that is ever present since creation. He happened to recognised it from the study of ancient mathematic. Simply put, he built on established recognitions. As for the defeat of the Nazis, several other scenerios were at play for their defeat. 

Originally Posted by seignet:

Apart from his personal comments. Turing recognition of established patterns of Mathematic is one that is ever present since creation. He happened to recognised it from the study of ancient mathematic. Simply put, he built on established recognitions. As for the defeat of the Nazis, several other scenerios were at play for their defeat. 

 I do not see any way the ancients could have reasoned as Turing did. They did not have the intellectual tools. Digital computation was outside their conception. Further, their cultural disposition of defining natural phenomena in terms of the supernatural could not have envisioned artificial intelligence. We can tall of this later.

 

As for "other scenarios", none existed that could have helped the fighters identify where the u boats were lurking at a time when they needed it most. These planes were at the edge of their capabilities and by hiding just beyond their range and destroying merchant cargo at will in the middle of the Atlantic would have broken the American capacity to sustain the loss. The losses are in the record,  Being able to locate these Uboats by breaking their codes was propitious. It changed the outcome of the war. 

Here in Ontario, Canada we have TV ONTARIO. There is a running series on Mathematics. On Turing, there was 90 minutes of his life, his descoveries(I call it recognitions) his homosexuality and his cham marriages.

 

The universe is estabished by definie mathematical patterns and the ancients knew alot of it and how to manuvere the mathematic. It is evident in alot of ancient structures. The Indus civilization was keen on computations. 

Originally Posted by Danyael:
 

Stupid man; you need to read before yapping you ignorant ass off. Without conquering the Atlantic gap where U boats plundered cargo vessles the war effort to save Britain would have gone the other way and a beach head to attack the Germans would be lost. Turing is universally acknowledged as one individual  who was instrumental in changing the direction of the war. Any fool can check the veracity of the statement. That they so honor him with great pride today speaks to that

 

Also, modern digital computation, cryptology and cognitive science is grounded on much of what Turing liberated with his ideas especially that of mind vs machine

 

You are a maleducated fool parading as a genius and hiding behind the distractions as labeling a fat woman a fat woman as some degenerate conception.

 

By the way punk where the hell did they produce an ass as you?

 

Dummy, I am not descrediting the importance of Turing's contribution but rather your ignorance of claiming that he saved "our backsides from Nazi domination". A dummy like yourself will not understand that no one is indispensable, someone else would have solved the issue if he didn't.

 

I never claimed to be a genius but it seems that you consider me one, this is your burden to bear. What I know it that you are a despicible human being for your attacks against Sooba, Pria and Volda most recently.

 

PS: maybe your jealosy stems from the fact that I am the one with a CS degree while you are a glorified dollar store clerk with a useless Howard degree.

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Originally Posted by cain:

Posted by Goads:  PS: maybe your jealosy stems from the fact that I am the one with a CS degree while you are a glorified dollar store clerk with a useless Howard degree.

 
 
 
 

CS degree, HAHAHAHA  

 

I'm sure Danyael would much prefer to be a store clerk than hold a c sucker degree.. HAR de HAr Har.

Hey Drugb, name the institution  where you obtain your Crack Smoking (CS) degree.

Originally Posted by seignet:
Originally Posted by Mitwah:
Originally Posted by BGurd_See:

No one person was responsible for the defeat of the Nazi.  If you had paid attention to your sociology classes at second rate Howard, you would have understood that concepts of right and wrong are functions of time and place.  Your outrage is facetious as you too would have been calling for his head if you had lived in the 1950's.  Its funny that you are such a hyprocrite as today time and time again you reaffirm that you are a misogynist with your attacks against Pria and other women.

You are a jackass. Do you read the shit you post?

What is wrong with his comments?

He is full of shit. Do you agree with his comments as highlighted?

Originally Posted by BGurd_See:
Originally Posted by Danyael:
 

Stupid man; you need to read before yapping you ignorant ass off. Without conquering the Atlantic gap where U boats plundered cargo vessles the war effort to save Britain would have gone the other way and a beach head to attack the Germans would be lost. Turing is universally acknowledged as one individual  who was instrumental in changing the direction of the war. Any fool can check the veracity of the statement. That they so honor him with great pride today speaks to that

 

Also, modern digital computation, cryptology and cognitive science is grounded on much of what Turing liberated with his ideas especially that of mind vs machine

 

You are a maleducated fool parading as a genius and hiding behind the distractions as labeling a fat woman a fat woman as some degenerate conception.

 

By the way punk where the hell did they produce an ass as you?

 

Dummy, I am not descrediting the importance of Turing's contribution but rather your ignorance of claiming that he saved "our backsides from Nazi domination". A dummy like yourself will not understand that no one is indispensable, someone else would have solved the issue if he didn't.

 

I never claimed to be a genius but it seems that you consider me one, this is your burden to bear. What I know it that you are a despicible human being for your attacks against Sooba, Pria and Volda most recently.

 

PS: maybe your jealosy stems from the fact that I am the one with a CS degree while you are a glorified dollar store clerk with a useless Howard degree.

The point is not who by happenstance would have come along and save our backsides from the Nazis  but the fact that he did.

 

I do not know what I said of Ms Sooba. I guess the memory of what she looked like was sufficient to bring on temporary amnesia. Do me the favor and remind me since it so much troubles you. I suspect it may not be my mind that is failing but your inordinate capacity to invent positions for others that is the case.

 

I do however remember that I said Priya's voluminous ass was inversely proportional to her usefulness at her positions...in both of her squatting posts. I have no regrets for that conclusion and it that hurt your sensibilities I do not care that it does. It happens to be an indubitable fact.

 

As for the other lady....there again you have me at a loss. The only thought that comes to my mind with respect to her is the improbability of her forgetting she had to vote. I do not know what is insulting in that but then you can blame the stochastic gods  for my perplexity.  Actually, she has the explaining to do but I doubt it can be satisfying to anyone.

 

As for me being jealous of you...now that would be sad. You are no pretty man and has the manners of a boar, the aptitude for fabrications as a sow for mud and if smarts were a gift one give and not  what one acquired through a real love for communicating with others through books;  I would advise all your family give you some for Christmas. Then you would not have to imagine me a store clerk so you can get a measure of self worth through self delusion.

 

Get it in your head you pedestrian prick, I was born insatiably curious and gifted  so were I not lucky to have walked the very hallowed halls of sacred places as Howard you would still be to me as an ant. I do not worry about you. I simply pity your laziness and lack of self confidence that you so habitually defile yourself with these moronic comparisons.

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