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Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Alan Turing was a brilliant logician who might be best known for being a code breaker during World War Two. He just receiveda posthumous royal pardon. Turing was convicted of homosexual activity about 60 years ago and was forced to undergo chemical castration. He subsequently committed suicide (when he was merely 41)... Better late than never, I guess.