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Re: In the news today....

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:26 pm

I was reading some stuff about him earlier, and came across an excerpt from a letter he had sent to the mother of a young man, Christopher Morcom, to whom he was very close at aged 19, and who had died prematurely from TB.

I am sure I could not have found anywhere another companion so brilliant and yet so charming and unconceited. I regarded my interest in my work, and in such things as astronomy (to which he introduced me) as something to be shared with him and I think he felt a little the same about me ... I know I must put as much energy if not as much interest into my work as if he were alive, because that is what he would like me to do.


It's very touching, and reflects both his intelligence and his humanity at such a young age. It's said that Morcom's death threw Turing so deeply into his work that he was able to achieve what he did.
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Postby LMAO » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:36 am

50 years ago.

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I'm upset a man hasn't been put on Mars yet.
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Postby Nuggets » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 am

LMAO wrote:50 years ago.

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I'm upset a man hasn't been put on Mars yet.


Good studio photo.
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Postby StLGooner » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:08 pm

Isn't Elon trying to put someone on Mars by next year? Or did that get pushed back?
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Re: In the news today....

Postby Phil71 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:50 pm

Turkish diplomats 'shot dead' in Iraqi Kurdistan

Three Turkish diplomats have been shot dead at a restaurant in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil, security sources tell the BBC.

Turkey's deputy consul, who was said to have been dining with two other diplomats, is reportedly among the dead.

Sources say the gunmen have fled the scene and Kurdish security forces have closed off the surrounding area.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49020786


This will definitely have repercussions.
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Re: In the news today....

Postby LMAO » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:18 pm

Nuggets wrote:
LMAO wrote:50 years ago.

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I'm upset a man hasn't been put on Mars yet.


Good studio photo.


:lol:
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Postby Phil71 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:08 am

Young Drivers Could Be Banned From The Roads At Night Under New Plans

Road Safety Minister Michael Ellis said: “We have some of the safest roads in the world but we are always looking at ways to make them safer.

“We want to explore in greater detail how graduated driver licensing, or aspects of it, can help new drivers to stay safe and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads.”


What a thoroughly stupid idea.

You want to keep my son safe Mr Ellis? Well I suggest you let him drive his car when he wants to get home late at night, rather than walking or getting on a shitty bus where he might get stabbed.


https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... cd993ea7af
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Postby UFGN » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:56 pm

What was this guy thinking?

Nicked nearly £1Million from his own security van

Surprise surprise, hes in jail now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49129982
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Postby DiamondGooner » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:55 am

Phil71 wrote:
Young Drivers Could Be Banned From The Roads At Night Under New Plans

Road Safety Minister Michael Ellis said: “We have some of the safest roads in the world but we are always looking at ways to make them safer.

“We want to explore in greater detail how graduated driver licensing, or aspects of it, can help new drivers to stay safe and reduce the number of people killed or injured on our roads.”


What a thoroughly stupid idea.

You want to keep my son safe Mr Ellis? Well I suggest you let him drive his car when he wants to get home late at night, rather than walking or getting on a shitty bus where he might get stabbed.


https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ ... cd993ea7af


You know what this is .............

We have this at my work as well, there are so many pen pushers in the world that unless their creating new issues for them to helm etc they become irrelevant.

It just causes sh*t for the rest of us that's the problem, I mean banning people from driving when they've done nothing wrong at night is just bat sh*t crazy.

............ has anyone told him that not all adults are responsible either, those guys flying up the motorway and 100mph in their Mercedes are not teenagers.
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Re: In the news today....

Postby Phil71 » Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:12 am

UFGN wrote:What was this guy thinking?

Nicked nearly £1Million from his own security van

Surprise surprise, hes in jail now

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49129982


He doesn’t seem to have put much thought into his escape plan.
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Re: In the news today....

Postby Phil71 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:46 pm

At least 52 people have been killed in a prison riot in Brazil which saw rival gangs battle for five hours...

Gang members from one prison block invaded another part of Altamira jail in Pará state

16 of the dead were decapitated.


Jesus.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49157858
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Postby LMAO » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:18 am

Whelp, looks like I have to take "Going to Prison in Brazil" off my bucket list.
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Postby Phil71 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:51 pm

Videos online where the prisoners are playing football with the decapitated heads.
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Re: In the news today....

Postby StLGooner » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:59 am

Wow!
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