Linked by David Adams on Mon 25th Jun 2012 19:32 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
In the News The BBC reports on a Turing scholar's recent claims that by today's standard of evidence, there's reason to doubt the commonly-held belief that the famed computing pioneer committed suicide in response to government persecution over his homosexuality. To be clear, he does not claim to have disproved the suicide theory -- only that the cyanide poisoning that killed Turing could well have been an accident caused by his careless at-home experimentation with dangerous chemicals.
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Peacefully in his sleep?
by fredbooth on Tue 26th Jun 2012 06:35 UTC
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I can't imagine that he would have managed to get to bed to die peacefully, in his sleep. Cyanide poisoning is pretty quick and nasty from all accounts

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