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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Alan Turing, a crack code-breaker and visionary mathematician who was convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will be the face of Britain's new £50 note.

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The Bank of England said that Turing played a pivotal role in the development of early computers.

Due to enter circulation by the end of 2021, the note shows a photo of Turing taken in 1951.

The Oscar-winning 2014 film ‘The Imitation Game' starring Benedict Cumberbatch brought belated acclaim for Turing's role in wartime code-breaking. (Excellent movie, btw)

The Bank of England is putting new faces on Britain's bank notes as it switches from paper to polymer, a thin, flexible plastic film that is seen as more durable and secure.

The new £20 note, due to enter circulation next year, will feature artist J M W Turner on its back.

The new polymer £5 and £10 notes already in circulation show wartime leader Winston Churchill and author Jane Austen respectively.

Queen Elizabeth II features on the front of Britain's bank notes.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-16 12:28 AM | Reply

Ok, let's see how people on the Left can find ways that this guy did something back then that offended them and see how people on the Right can find ways that this guy did something to offend them. Then we can all get outraged and hate each other. It's the American way.

#2 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-16 12:01 PM | Reply

Ok, let's see how people on the Left can find ways that this guy did something back then that offended them and see how people on the Right can find ways that this guy did something to offend them. Then we can all get outraged and hate each other. It's the American way.

#2 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

If you think that, it's because you don't get out of your cave much.

#3 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-07-16 12:25 PM | Reply

"Ok, let's see how people on the Left can find ways that this guy did something back then that offended them and see how people on the Right can find ways that this guy did something to offend them"
.................#2 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

the Left is outraged it took this long for him to get his share of the bacon
the Right is outraged to think about who's bacon he's shakin'

#4 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-16 01:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 5 | Newsworthy 1

Hey, now they can make the note any number they want.

#5 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-16 01:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

It would be hard to argue that Turing didn't play as critical a role as many of the pompous aristocratic generals who managed to contribute to the war effort while chasing their own glory and ensuring their own legacy.

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-07-16 02:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

4 out 5 drudge retorters would fail his test.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-07-16 03:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

In memory of Alan Turing, every major city should have an open park that men can meet each other at 2am - -
wait, they already do.

#8 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-07-16 03:41 PM | Reply

Turing's work may have had a bigger positive impact on our lives than any one else.

As a reward he was chemically castrated and driven to suicide by a society that persecuted gays almost as much as the Nazis.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2019-07-16 08:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I recently saw the movie on Netflix about him.

I hadn't heard of him until I stumbled onto that movie.

I'm glad he's being recognized.

#10 | Posted by eberly at 2019-07-16 09:05 PM | Reply

The Oscar-winning 2014 film ‘The Imitation Game' starring Benedict Cumberbatch brought belated acclaim for Turing's role in wartime code-breaking. (Excellent movie, btw)

It was an excellent movie.

Another excellent movie I'd highly recommend is "The Man Who Knew Infinity." It's about the lesser known mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who came from a small, dirt poor village in India and began a correspondence with English mathematician G. H. Hardy at the University of Cambridge. He ended up being given a fellowship to attend school there and went on to evidence himself as one of the most brilliant mathematical minds ever.

Trailer: www.youtube.com">The Man Who Knew Infinity

#11 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-07-16 09:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Eventually we'll have equal rights and everyone can love whom they wish.

Until then don't expect any more Turings.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-17 05:39 AM | Reply

As a reward he was chemically castrated and driven to suicide by a society that persecuted gays almost as much as the Nazis.

#9 | Posted by bored

Exactly.

Without Turing's brilliance, we would all be Nazis now. As it is, only the American president and most of the GOP are nazis, so there's that.

#13 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-07-17 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

As a reward he was chemically castrated and driven to suicide by a society that persecuted gays almost as much as the Nazis.

#9 | Posted by bored

And folks think Jesus had it bad.

Many humans have sacrificed themselves for a society that would crucify them.

And Jesus was supposedly a Gawd! So dying was Death anyway. just painful. Like being born backwards.

Anyway... Computer AI have easily passed the Truing test now so we are probably all Doomed anyway. AI probably has posted here. If not. Probably soon.

#14 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-07-17 05:13 PM | Reply

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