donderdag 18 november 2010

The Strange Life And Death Of Dr Turing (BBC Horizon)

XviD AVI | Video: 678x576 16:9 | 25 fps 2047 kbps | Audio: English AC3 128kb/s 48000 Hz | Time: 48:00 | 760MB

Description: BBC2 documentary which takes an in-depth look at the life and bizarre death of the British mathematician, logician and cryptanalyst, Alan Mathison Turing (1912 – 1954). Turing’s life was also memorably dramatised in the 1996 series “Breaking The Code” starring Derek Jacobi. During the Second World War, Turing worked at Bletchley Park, Britain’s codebreaking centre, and played an important role in the British attempts to crack the German Enigma codes. He is also considered by many to be the father of modern computer science.
An active homosexual, living in an era when homosexuality was still both illegal and officially considered a mental illness in Britain, Turing had his security clearance withdrawn after prosecution for an act of gross indecency with another man, and, prevented from continuing with his work as a GCHQ consultant on cryptographic matters, he subsequently committed suicide on 7th June 1954, by eating an apple covered in cyanide.

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