Friday, 26 March 2021

New U.K. Currency Honors Alan Turing, Pioneering Computer Scientist And Code-Breaker

quote [ The Bank of England unveiled the new £50 note on Thursday, nearly two years after saying it would honor the pioneering mathematician who died an outcast because of his homosexuality. ]

Several interesting references on the note include a puzzle and a message in binary. More links on the puzzle in extended.

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[by biblebeltdrunk@5:13pmGMT]

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Spleentwentythree said @ 6:37pm GMT on 26th Mar [Score:2]
"died an outcast" is a strange way of describing committing suicide less then a year after being forced to receive injections of female hormones for a entire year to the point of becoming impotent and growing breast as a alternative to prison time for the crime of being a homosexual.
WeiYang said @ 7:38pm GMT on 26th Mar
Kind of like a Harriet Tubman 20$. "Don't mind what we did to you while you were alive, let us honor you now when we can just pretend that we did not treat you like shit."

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