imitation game movie
elson at pico-systems.com
Mon Feb 9 23:21:30 CST 2015
Forgive me if I missed earlier discussion, but has anybody
Imitation Game movie, ostensibly about Alan Turing?
There certainly were some real howlers in there, like the
bit where Turing
single handedly decides what info they would share with the
government, so as not to alert the Nazis that the Enigma
Also, there is only one instance of the Bombe, while it is
known they had a set of 350 of them at Ft. Meade running 24
a day. And those were the NCR Bombes, running at 1800 RPM,
of the one in the movie going clunk-clunk-clunk. Some other
seem to indicate there were another 350 Bombes at Bletchley.
It only makes sense for there to be a big array of NCR
the slow British-built ones, but
with all the ships being sunk, how could they be sure such a
could make it across the Atlantic? These things were
resources, so I just can't image the US shipped a batch of
Britain. (Also, there is the security issue of how to keep
off the Bombes while being shipped.)
Also, they have Turing building the Bombe with his own
descriptions have hundreds of people at Bletchley wiring the
doing much of the other work. The Bombe parts must have
in machine shops across England.
At the end of the movie, they sort of imply by a confusing
Turing tells the whole story of the code cracking work at
the police officer. It is well documented that he never
to anybody about what he did there.
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