[CNN]British PM apologizes for treatment of gay code-breaker

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    Sep 11, 2009 12:13 PM GMT
    I'm very happy that Alan Turing's situation has finally been publicly addressed:

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/09/11/alan.turing.petition.apology/index.html
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    Sep 11, 2009 12:22 PM GMT
    Hear! Hear!
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    Sep 11, 2009 2:53 PM GMT
    I was quite pleased to read that this morning. I wonder if it was in response to the public demand Richard Dawkins made.
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    Sep 11, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    An apology is a mere beginning. Nothing will erase the fact that he was hounded to suicide and chemically castrated.

    Alan Turing is a hero on the order of Admiral Nelson. His work at Bletchley Park did not merely break a code, it made a vital difference in our side winning the war.

    The apology should come from Her Majesty, who was there. It should be accompanied by a posthumous Knighthood, a Victoria Cross, a Presidential Medal of Honor, and at least a public square with a statue.

    There should have been no need to petition for redress.

    Sorry, but this story gets me hopping mad every time.
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    Sep 11, 2009 9:16 PM GMT
    Fuck, Europe has changed SO MUCH within just 50 years.
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    Sep 11, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    So messed up. Its great that an apology has been made but I agree w/ UrsaMajor, there should be more done, I'm sorry is only a start for what his nation did to him and drove him to do.
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    Sep 11, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
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    “A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.”

    This concept has come to define the concept of Artificial Intelligence and is the basis of the Turing Test.

    "We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."

    Turing's word were unfortunately prophetic
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    Sep 12, 2009 12:05 AM GMT
    A weak effort on the part of the British to address the wrongs that they committed against a war hero who was integral to the success of Ultra. They can do a lot better.

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    Sep 12, 2009 1:03 AM GMT
    On second thought, damn right Ursa!