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Posted June 20, 2012, 20:34:49 PM Logged
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A very clever man indeed. Shame he was persecuted for being gay.

But I am at least as much in awe of Harry Flowers, the guy who built collosus. He's my unsung hero.
Posted June 20, 2012, 20:46:54 PM Logged
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The code breaking efforts by the teams at Bletchly Park shortened the war and saved millions of lives, as well as laying the foundations for the computer age:

http://www.bletchleypark.org.uk/

Turing was one of many very intelligent people working there, many others have never had their contributions ackowledged in quite the same way
Posted June 21, 2012, 18:53:22 PM Logged
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