Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 24 Oct 2013.
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Went to Bletchly in the summer. Left so disappointed, they seriously need more funding.
Lets hope they single out suitable praise and stature for the genius of Alan Turing.
Bullied and ridiculed by Whitehall Numpties for his homosexuality.
When our nations back was against the wall, Turing's genius was instrumental in securing our freedom,
sadly, freedom that we know longer enjoy today in Britain.
You have to remember it was different times back then, sadly laws often change slower than the society they govern. As show by homosexuality still being illegal up until 1967 and the crazy slavery laws, that i think meant until 1998 it was still legal to own a slave in the UK
It will probably take just as long for laws to be passed to protect peoples freedoms in the online world.
Met McAfee back when I was in 6th form college as part of a seminar he gave on network security (I was studying computing)....that'd be about 19 years ago.
He was notably insane back then too
Sometimes I wish that for only one minute they could have shared Turing's intelligence. Just so they could have understood how big Turing's life has been, and how small they made their own.
'and the crazy slavery laws, that i think meant until 1998 it was still legal to own a slave in the UK '
I;m going to show this to my manager, he still thinks it's 1830
Don't forget good ol' Tommy Flowers.
I went in a group with a tour guide, I highly recommend having one if you can, it makes the day MUCH better. They're incredibly knowledgeable and tell a great story of the site and all the things that used to go on.
It was rooms full of computers operated by young women in their underwear. Exciting enough for you?
(Seriously, Turing needed to be gay so he could concentrate on the job!)
Noooooooo McAfee in charge of a Computer Learning Zone.
McAfee Teacher - " Ok Kids, ready to log on?"
Kid - "Sir, the computer say's I have to wait 10 minutes while it scans the hard drive"
McAfee Teacher - " What Wiggins? that was 30 minutes ago, what sort of Antivirus is installed on there?"
Kid - "McAfee sir"
McAfee Teacher - "Class dismissed"
So in your theory it is easier to concentrate on CORK, instead of PUTTY?
Hmm! Not for me it ain't mate, but i am not knocking you. Whatever gets you down dude.
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