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]: Or was he killed?
by th3rmite on Fri 29th Jun 2012 20:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Or was he killed?"
th3rmite
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2006-01-08

For real, McCarthy was way worse because McCarthy had Charlie Chaplin chemically castrated too... Yeah, American sucks! Everyone else not so much no mater what horrible stuff they do!

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RE[3]: Or was he killed?
by zima on Mon 2nd Jul 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Or was he killed?"
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2005-07-06

Hardly anybody else displays "we're better than anybody else" delusions to a degree similar of the US...
(plus, in defending just that I guess, you jumped to answer too quickly, the point with the mention of McCarthyism was how it did more harm with its witch-hunt)

Edited 2012-07-03 00:10 UTC

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