Forgotten gay hero.

  • vintovka

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    Jan 17, 2012 9:51 PM GMT
    http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2012/01/einsteins-equal/

    This article from UConn today reminds me of how far we've come and how many we lost along the way,

    (It also makes me glad to be a student at UConn.)
  • tim_id

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    Jan 18, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    Alan Turing. A brilliant mind and a sad story. I read about him only several years ago and it shocked me and saddened me. He should not be forgotten.
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    Jan 18, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    I have never heard of him before I took classes where I should have but I don't remember if I did. I think its sad that that happened to him. It is better now but not everywhere. Makes me sad icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 18, 2012 9:07 AM GMT
    *Sigh* ... such a loss. We'll never know what more he might have achieved.

    I am very thankful for the when and where of my life. icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 18, 2012 9:16 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing vintovka. I have never heard of Alan Turing but found the article quite interesting albeit very sad. As intensity69 said, I consider myself very lucky when and where I was born and have lived my life unlike Alan Turing.
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    Jan 18, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    I've finally learned something of importance via a RealJock member. Thank you for posting the link, vintovka.
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    Jan 18, 2012 11:59 AM GMT
    I'm from Manchester where there is a statue/memorial to Turing in Sackville park- so placed because of his work in Manchester and the park is in the centre of our gay village and adjacent to the university where he worked. People are often photographed sat next to him- he holds a (poisoned) apple in his hand. He is quite well known in the UK. Come on guys- have none of you seen Enigma or read the novel? Though, admittedly, it does pass over his homosexuality...
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    Jan 18, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
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    Jan 18, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    credo saidI've finally learned something of importance via a RealJock member. Thank you for posting the link, vintovka.


    Me too never new he was a homosexual. So proud to be one.
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    Jan 18, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    davemanchester saidI'm from Manchester where there is a statue/memorial to Turing in Sackville park- so placed because of his work in Manchester and the park is in the centre of our gay village and adjacent to the university where he worked. People are often photographed sat next to him- he holds a (poisoned) apple in his hand. He is quite well known in the UK. Come on guys- have none of you seen Enigma or read the novel? Though, admittedly, it does pass over his homosexuality...


    Someone drew a flag on the ground too.

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    Jan 18, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    Wants to play fetch. icon_lol.gif

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    Jan 18, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Aren't they making a movie about Alan Turing?

    James Franco must be just dying to play this role.
  • unjaded

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    Jan 18, 2012 7:26 PM GMT
    Maybe oneday we will be taught all the real facts in school . this also falls under "the media lies search for the truth yourself" for this example from davemanchester > have none of you seen Enigma or read the novel? Though, admittedly, it does pass over his homosexuality... leaving out such an important part of his life to me is blantant disregard , and therefore in my opinion , lying .
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    Jan 23, 2012 12:10 PM GMT
    How can a novel -a fiction- be lying? Lol. That's rather the point of a novel. Robert Harris who wrote it is famous for taking real life events and characters and creating gripping dramatisations. The fact that he thought Turing and his work at Bletchley park was an appropriate subject, in need of telling, is the point.,