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RIP Professor Hawking

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21 Quest, Mar 13 2018

https://www.dailydo...ing-twitter-thread/ [hippo, Mar 17 2018]

Perhaps now is the time... RC_20Hawking
[MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2018]

Another lighter view of the man, running over toes. https://www.thedail...urbing-abuse-claims
If you ignore the abuse bit in the title. [Skewed, Mar 17 2018]

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AusCan531, Mar 13 2018
  

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FlyingToaster, Mar 14 2018
  

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8th of 7, Mar 14 2018
  

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nineteenthly, Mar 14 2018
  

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DenholmRicshaw, Mar 14 2018
  

      
hippo, Mar 14 2018
  

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MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2018
  

       V. Sad news, mitigated a fraction by it appearing just above “seat- belt for saddle” and “self cleaning toilet seat” in the list above: other [general].
DDRopDeadly, Mar 14 2018
  

       Suggested category "Halfbakery: [Remembrance]".   

       After all, he may have been One Of Us without anyone knowing.
8th of 7, Mar 14 2018
  

       (Pinching himself) Nope, still here. Anyone else missing?
DDRopDeadly, Mar 14 2018
  

       >+< (Hawking radiation from a small black hole)
RayfordSteele, Mar 14 2018
  

       stop hawking radiation to the Russkies
DDRopDeadly, Mar 14 2018
  

       //V. Sad news//

I don't know. I think he had a pretty good run for someone who was told that he only had a couple of years to live, 50 years ago. And then he capped it off with a peaceful death. I find it quite an uplifting story (not the actual death itself, obviously) really. Or perhaps that's just me.
DrBob, Mar 14 2018
  

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       He almost had an earlier and less-peaceful death about 35 years ago. I've checked my mirror before reversing ever since then.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 14 2018
  

       // ever since //   

       Hindsight's a wonderful thing, especially when it stops you running over an irreplaceable genius in a powered wheelchair...
8th of 7, Mar 14 2018
  

       //He almost had an earlier and less-peaceful death about 35 years ago. I've checked my mirror before reversing ever since then.//   

       Yea, that's probably not something you would have wanted on your resume.
doctorremulac3, Mar 14 2018
  

       Gone but never forgotten. He will radiate forever...
neutrinos_shadow, Mar 14 2018
  

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Letsbuildafort, Mar 14 2018
  

       Or at least until he runs out of carbon-14.
RayfordSteele, Mar 14 2018
  

       I always felt a bit of a thrill when he showed up in a TV show, or in print dumbed-down enough for us not terribly evolved hairless apes.   

       In poor taste on some levels of course, but Elon Musk's next extravagance should be a figure in a wheelchair, orbiting the Moon.   

       Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
  

       High Flight - John Gillespie Magee Jr, 1941
FlyingToaster, Mar 14 2018
  

       If you would truly honour his memory, don't waste your time putting up statues, or naming things after him.   

       Just take his equations, and build a spacedrive ...
8th of 7, Mar 14 2018
  

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Voice, Mar 16 2018
  

       [Max-B] Apparently *everyone* has nearly run over Prof Hawking - it seems to have been quite the thing to do. See link
hippo, Mar 17 2018
  

       Can imagine the urgent typing and the battle of robot voices as the lorry reverses
DDRopDeadly, Mar 17 2018
  

       Hero.
blissmiss, Mar 17 2018
  

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Skewed, Mar 17 2018
  

       [hippo] Perhaps he was just messing with people. Back in those days, he was still pretty nimble with a wheelchair joystick.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 17 2018
  

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doctorremulac3, Mar 20 2018
  
      
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