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Started by Peacock on Mar 14, 2018 4:26:02 AM
Stephen Hawking dies at 76

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43396008

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Bromio - 14 Mar 2018 04:32:38 (#1 of 86)

Gone to count the turtles.

Pinkgum - 14 Mar 2018 04:39:46 (#2 of 86)

An incredible legacy, Rip.

machiavelli - 14 Mar 2018 04:43:03 (#3 of 86)

What an amazing run.

AppleCatcher - 14 Mar 2018 04:45:22 (#4 of 86)

His car’s reg was ST4. That is my Stephen Hawking story.

roguestate - 14 Mar 2018 04:46:20 (#5 of 86)

What an amazing run.



Indeed.

Sums it up, for now.

https://twitter.com/YousefMunayyer/status/97377084
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Bromio - 14 Mar 2018 04:48:29 (#6 of 86)

More of a trundle than a run, mach. But what a trundle!

machiavelli - 14 Mar 2018 04:54:00 (#7 of 86)

Heh! Yes. My dear friend's mother died of MND within two years of diagnosis. It was ghastly. Christ knows what fifty years of it was like for Hawking but he certainly made the best of it.

roguestate - 14 Mar 2018 05:05:06 (#8 of 86)

God, give us Stephen Hawking back and take Rees-Mogg, ffs.

mrjingles - 14 Mar 2018 05:05:30 (#9 of 86)

Well, for such an intelligent person he was sadly an anti-semite supporting the BDS movement so good riddance.

roguestate - 14 Mar 2018 05:08:09 (#10 of 86)

Stroll on!

Bromio - 14 Mar 2018 05:28:35 (#11 of 86)

I imagine he actually died yesterday (13th March) but it still struck me as if the Universe is having a bit of a laugh in that Einstein was born on this day (14th March) in 1879.

roguestate - 14 Mar 2018 05:34:54 (#12 of 86)

Long live the Möbius Strip of life.

xbod72 - 14 Mar 2018 05:40:17 (#13 of 86)

So, did any of you not only own A Brief History of Time but also read it?

Bromio - 14 Mar 2018 05:50:39 (#14 of 86)

I did read it but I only really started to understand it later after reading the relevant and related chapters of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything.

xbod72 - 14 Mar 2018 05:53:37 (#15 of 86)

Notes From A Small Black Hole.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Mar 2018 05:57:04 (#16 of 86)

I've read it. Several times. I read the latest version about the weeks ago.

It's not actually a very difficult book.

BrouTwo - 14 Mar 2018 06:00:48 (#17 of 86)

I read the latest worn about the weeks ago.

And for your next trick, will you learn to type?

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Mar 2018 06:04:03 (#18 of 86)

It's less likely.

Bromio - 14 Mar 2018 06:12:36 (#19 of 86)

The prose was more of a challenge than the concepts it described. That's why I found Bryson easier on the brain.

xbod72 - 14 Mar 2018 06:14:17 (#20 of 86)

It's not actually a very difficult book.



A BBC journalist I saw on the telly this morning disagrees. But since they're shit at even covering internet stuff, I imagine they'll be even more shit at advanced physics.

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