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RIP Professor Stephen Hawking

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It has sadly been announced, over most of the major news-wires, that Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away. He was 76.

More information is available in the link below. Please feel free to post your tributes here.

I know he was an inspiration to quite a few of us within the demoscene.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43396008
added on the 2018-03-14 09:15:21 by Felice Felice


Incredible how long he lived with ALS. Big loss that he never elaborated on it. His case should be thoroughly investigated.
added on the 2018-03-14 10:43:27 by rutra80 rutra80


Truly an inspiration to the scientific world and beyond. May he rest in peace.
added on the 2018-03-14 13:40:15 by Defiance Defiance
RIP.

By the way, it's Albert Einstein's birthday today, and Stephen Hawking was born on the birthday of Galileo Galilei.
added on the 2018-03-14 16:35:48 by Adok Adok
"In the late 1990s, he was reportedly offered a knighthood, but 10 years later revealed he had turned it down over issues with the government's funding for science."
added on the 2018-03-14 17:04:33 by gman gman
added on the 2018-03-14 17:44:53 by Hoild Hoild
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"In the late 1990s, he was reportedly offered a knighthood, but 10 years later revealed he had turned it down over issues with the government's funding for science."
What a legend.
added on the 2018-03-14 18:00:30 by numtek numtek
we will miss you, stephen hawking..... rest in peace
added on the 2018-03-14 18:45:49 by Flashy Flashy
"People who boast about their IQ are losers"

*salute*
added on the 2018-03-14 18:54:23 by groepaz groepaz
For many reasons, he was one of the most admirable persons that ever existed.
And a very good writer too.
added on the 2018-03-14 19:01:20 by ham ham
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"In the late 1990s, he was reportedly offered a knighthood, but 10 years later revealed he had turned it down over issues with the government's funding for science."
What a legend.

Isn't knighthood a royal award? The monarch is the head of state, not the head of government, it has no effect or sway on funding decisions.
added on the 2018-03-14 19:18:49 by Gargaj Gargaj
Hawking dies and the "Atheist" jokes started in my country social networks. God i hate their jokes!!!

btw RIP Hawking.
added on the 2018-03-14 19:51:25 by nVolantis nVolantis
Gargaj: The monarch is regarded as part of the government in most constitutional monarchies, except in countries where it was officially rendered a purely ceremonial function (like Sweden, iirc)
added on the 2018-03-14 20:06:27 by havoc havoc
Gargaj: the queen gives the award, but the government chooses who gets it.
added on the 2018-03-14 21:49:59 by psonice psonice
I just wanna echo the sentiments of those above.
It’s a bit spooky that 3.14 (American date format of course) seems almost unironcally connected. Ultimate nobility. I hope his spark will live on eternally in the minds & works of those inspired by his life.

Pi-day. A strengthening & contemplative day for us all.
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RIP
added on the 2018-03-14 23:31:14 by Wintje Wintje
What a dick!

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added on the 2018-03-15 01:25:29 by Salinga Salinga
Bryan deserves it!

Did you turn it off and back on again?
added on the 2018-03-15 04:22:19 by ringofyre ringofyre
I learned that to be knighted, the Queen puts a sword on your shoulder. I wonder why she doesn't stab the sword through your stomach. Of course it does not amount to the same thing (in one case, it's harmless, in the other, it's lethal), but the fact alone that she uses a sword shows it's all about power, i. e. the ability to harm other people, or at long last kill them. (I'm sober.)
added on the 2018-03-15 06:04:44 by Adok Adok
He got 40 more years than the doctors gave him & accomplished more in those than most people could in any number of lifetimes. He literally changed the way we view everything. He'll be missed, but his legacy will live forever.
added on the 2018-03-15 08:25:56 by jmph jmph
R.I.P
added on the 2018-03-15 13:02:42 by d vibe d vibe
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added on the 2018-03-16 14:33:36 by Zplex Zplex
RIP or not RIP. You have chosen a great day in the end - a π day!
A scientist to the bone?
added on the 2018-03-17 22:23:47 by sim sim

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