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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RE[2]: um... rule of law?
by zima on Tue 26th Jun 2012 10:39 UTC in reply to "RE: um... rule of law?"
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Plus the US hurriedly shipped Von Braun from the area where he could be more readily, I imagine, apprehended and tried. If that's not protection...

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