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Alan Turing £50 note

18 Jul 2019 at 13:55
You may or may not have seen, but Alan Turing is now to be featured on the latest £50 note.

I was extremely pleased to see Alan Turing being put on the UK's new £50 note. What's more impressive, however, is the attention to detail in this note.

You see the binary string that is on the note that reads 1010111111110010110011000 actually converts to the binary number 23061912 which, believe it or not, is the date Alan Turing was born - 23rd of June 1912.

I found this out from a friend who sent me the following Tweet:

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