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Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: March 13, 2018 11:14PM
EOT
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: March 13, 2018 11:17PM
[www.theguardian.com]



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: March 13, 2018 11:26PM
He was diagnosed with ALS in his early 20’s, and told he would probably not survive 2 years. That was 50 years ago.
Still too short a life for a brilliant mind - but not a bad run.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: sekker
Date: March 13, 2018 11:34PM
Amazing fellow. Still died too young.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: March 13, 2018 11:35PM
Really sad news.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Speedy
Date: March 13, 2018 11:38PM
Yes, he had a good run. RIP.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 14, 2018 12:02AM
Very ironic he died on Pi Day.

The world universe has lost a great citizen.
He really will be missed.
RIP Professor



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: March 14, 2018 02:26AM
RIP. A beautiful mind.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: max
Date: March 14, 2018 02:34AM
This sucks...
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: March 14, 2018 05:10AM
The world's lost..

RIP Mr. Hawking



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: DP
Date: March 14, 2018 06:10AM
He said his computer that spoke for him didn't have the correct accent. Requiescat In Pace...





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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: March 14, 2018 06:55AM
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: lost in space
Date: March 14, 2018 08:17AM
Thank you, Dr. Hawking.







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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 14, 2018 08:21AM
....RIP......doctors gave him 2 years and he lived over 50.....there are some people who make the most of their time here on Earth.......and others are better for them being here.....



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 14, 2018 08:52AM
Oh man. I was just about to watch that recent movie about him and his wife- The Theory of Everything.

Might have to do that tonight.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: March 14, 2018 08:56AM
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mikebw
Oh man. I was just about to watch that recent movie about him and his wife- The Theory of Everything.

Might have to do that tonight.
Excellent movie.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: maco
Date: March 14, 2018 09:01AM
Sheldon meets Stephen Hawking- The big bang theory

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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 14, 2018 09:45AM
Stephen on Star Trek TNG - [www.youtube.com]
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 14, 2018 10:10AM
I remember being introduced to him via a TV documentary on him what, thirty years ago? What he accomplished would be amazing even without such a horrific disease. Me, I'm doing well if I can generate a coherent MRF post.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: March 14, 2018 10:19AM
R.I.P., Dr. Hawking.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 14, 2018 10:21AM
Saw this referenced in a post on ArsTechnica:

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Aaron Freeman
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.
[www.npr.org]
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: raz
Date: March 14, 2018 10:41AM
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DP
He said his computer that spoke for him didn't have the correct accent. Requiescat In Pace...

I was driving home the other day, and there was a high-wind, automated alert on the radio. And, I wondered why Stephen Hawking was doing the weather report.

RIP sir. You will be missed.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Acer
Date: March 14, 2018 10:53AM
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raz
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DP
He said his computer that spoke for him didn't have the correct accent. Requiescat In Pace...

I was driving home the other day, and there was a high-wind, automated alert on the radio. And, I wondered why Stephen Hawking was doing the weather report.

RIP sir. You will be missed.

I heard an anecdote that Hawking was once offered an upgrade to his voice machine to make the voice less old-school robot. He refused because he considered the old voice "his" voice.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 14, 2018 11:02AM
Requiescat indeed. A surprisingly long life, and a loving family:

His family released a statement in the early hours of Wednesday morning confirming his death at his home in Cambridge.

Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim, said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years. His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humour inspired people across the world.

“He once said: ‘It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.’ We will miss him for ever.”

(I will note that I always thought of the old MacinTalk Talking Moose when I heard him speak. I added that to our department secretary's Mac SE back in the late 80's, and it would say professional but silly things to her at random times throughout the day. She liked it, but asked me to shut it down after a few weeks.)
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 14, 2018 11:32AM
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mikebw
Saw this referenced in a post on ArsTechnica:

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Aaron Freeman
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.
[www.npr.org]

Wow, that's absolutely beautiful.



It is what it is.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: March 14, 2018 11:43AM
R.I.P. Mr. Hawking.

Man, this is sad news. I've often wondered how much more he could have done if he hadn't had such an awful, debilitating disease. IMO, he was one in a billion.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 14, 2018 11:46AM
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N-OS X-tasy!

Wow, that's absolutely beautiful.

Agreed. I thought it was definitely worth sharing, since it reflects fairly closely his stated beliefs on death.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 14, 2018 03:57PM
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mikebw
Saw this referenced in a post on ArsTechnica:

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Aaron Freeman
You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy gets created in the universe, and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, every vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.

And at one point you'd hope that the physicist would step down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.

And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue the heat of our own lives.

And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across space and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy's still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone; you're just less orderly. Amen.
[www.npr.org]

This made me cry even though I never met Stephen in person.



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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: March 14, 2018 04:00PM
If only he were behind the wheel of Elons Tesla....



Aloha, Ken


“I have developed significant attachments to several members even though I wouldn't recognize them if I sat next to one on a park bench. I'm often tempted when in an airport to walk around, hollering "The Løpe", to see if anyone other than the Homeland Security people will acknowledge me. ” - The Løpe
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 14, 2018 04:28PM
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Harbourmaster
If only he were behind the wheel of Elons Tesla....

That would be BAD-ASS!!!



It is what it is.
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: RE:up
Date: March 14, 2018 07:32PM
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Harbourmaster
If only he were behind the wheel of Elons Tesla....

Ad Astra!!!
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Re: Stephen Hawking has died
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 15, 2018 12:14PM
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Blankity Blank
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mikebw
Oh man. I was just about to watch that recent movie about him and his wife- The Theory of Everything.

Might have to do that tonight.
Excellent movie.

OK, I stayed up late to watch it last night. Worth it, in honor of Stephen.
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