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    I do believe that Britain made some minimal effort many decades after the fact to acknowledge the stupidity of this, but the fact remains that the guy who developed one of the key theoretical underpinnings of computer science was prosecuted and tortured (they jacked him up on hormones, that's a Gitmo grade human rights violation) for his sexuality.  This isn't some casual researcher.  The CPU in my computer is a bounded Turing machine, for example.

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