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Alan Turing receives royal pardon

Photo credit: The Telegraph Here is the official press release on the Royal Pardon for Alan Turing. Pardon for WW2 Code-breaker Turing By Jamie Grierson, Press Association Home Affairs Correspondent Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a … Continue reading

Alan Turing documentary

Here’s a teaser for a film,  The Genius of Alan Turing Film, currently under production. It will be a documentary about the life and contributions of Alan Turing. The centenary of his birth is being marked next year (see Celebrating … Continue reading

Celebrating Alan Turing’s life and achievements

This is something to look forward to –  THE ALAN TURING YEAR. June 23, 2012, is the Centenary of Alan Turing’s birth in London. During his relatively brief life, Turing made a unique impact on the history of computing, computer … Continue reading

Manufacturing news, and opinion, about Syria

I originally posted this video from the RFS (Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office) Channel – but after realising that they were a “rebel”/”terrorist” group and had probably posted it by mistake I instead used a version saved by Moon … Continue reading

Standing up to junk science in New Zealand

Last week we saw several local victories for science over pseudoscience. And the US mid-term elections also gave electoral victories supporting community water fluoridation in 5 out of 6 communities where it was voted on.* Peter Griffin from New Zealand’s Science … Continue reading

Capturing kid’s minds with emotions

I have commented on the problem of religious indoctrination at secular New Zealand schools before (see What really happens in religious instruction classes? and Cynical evangelisation of children.) That’s bad enough but a friend recently described such indoctrination occurring at a day care … Continue reading

Science on New Zealand TV

Maori Television has been very successful. As well as the coverage of Maori issues many viewers have been pleased at their programming of quality foreign films. I came across another gem of theirs recently: 411 – a locally produced programme … Continue reading

“We’re sorry: you deserved so much better”

These words concluded the British Government’s apology for the treatment of Alan Turing whose conviction in 1952 for being homosexual led to his suicide. Gordon Brown’s statement came in response to a petition calling for the apology. The full text … Continue reading

Fake news from the White Helmets returns

The so-called White Helmets” pretends to be a non-political aid organisation but in fact is a political construct. In its on-the-ground activity, it acts as a disaster and relief civil defense organisation for Al Quaeda fighters in Syria. Its links … Continue reading

An Oscar for Al Qaeda?

It was bound to happen. The White Helmets were seriously promoted for a Nobel Peace prize. This failed, so I guess the Oscar counts as a sort of consolation prize. The Oscar was awarded in the short documentary category but anyone … Continue reading