It's taken more than half a century of bigotry and prevarication, but the gay computer genius and war hero Alan Turing has finally been pardoned. Mathematician Alan Turing, who helped Britain win the Second World War by cracking Nazi Germany's "unbreakable" Enigma code, was granted a rare royal pardon on Tuesday for a criminal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Gay Genius Alan Turing is Finally Pardoned
It may not go down in history as one of his greatest speeches.There were no soaring flights of rhetoric, he hardly raised his head as he delivered it.But I thought Barack Obama's reaction to the Trayvon Martin verdict was one of the finest moments of his Presidency.For this needed to be said:Read more »
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Autism disorders are misrepresented in the mainstream media, on the internet and, as has been confirmed many times, in autism research which excludes those with severe autism disorders simply because it is too difficult to work with severely autistic children and adults. One of the sorry ways in which autism disorders are misrepresented is . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Are Autism Disorders Morphing Into Einstein Turing Syndrome?
I really liked the way that Google marked the 100th birthday of Alan Turing.
Not because I was able to crack the code eh? I gave up trying to figure it out after about five minutes, with smoke coming out of my ears.
Not for making me feel like a complete idiot. Thanks . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Alan Turing: Remembering a Gentle Gay Genius