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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:50 PM

Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away.


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Reply Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away. (Original post)
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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:51 PM

1. Incredibly sad.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:52 PM

5. MSNBC just reported the death

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:51 PM

3. Just heard that, too.... RIP

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:52 PM

4. Rest in peace

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:52 PM

6. Brian Williams just announced that...nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:52 PM

7. Brilliant is an understatement when describing him. He will be missed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

8. He made the world a better place.

Rest In Peace, Professor.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

9. More here:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/14/stephen-hawking-professor-dies-aged-76

Sad to hear that - a great genius. He lived much longer than most people do with his condition, but still...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

10. How sad! My condolences to the family and friends. He fought hard. eom

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

11. Very sad - in a world that needs voices of reason.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

12. News coming in from several sources now.

A genuine loss to humanity.

sadly,
Bright

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

13. Rest in peace.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 PM

14. A truly beautiful mind.....



The world is a bit sadder due to the passing of Stephen Hawking as was with John Nash.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 PM

15. ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 PM

16. He's in a better place

Rest in peace, Stephen Hawking!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 PM

17. Loss to the world

He lived so much longer than he was suppose to. He lived a fulfilling life at least. RIP Mr. Hawking

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:54 PM

18. ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:55 PM

19. R.I.P. Mr Hawking

Thank you.

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:56 PM

20. ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:58 PM

21. A mind that overcame incredible boundaries to let the intellect will out.

Godspeed and rest freed and able, Good Professor.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:03 PM

22. I saw him do a presentation at ASU

years ago. Unforgettable. He will be missed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:07 PM

23. .

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:08 PM

24. ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:09 PM

25. Rest In Peace .

Amazing man in so many ways.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:10 PM

26. Damnitt

He had a long life all things considered, but..damn

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

27. One in a million. He will be missed.

R.I.P. Stephen.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

28. Damn! Amidst all the notable deaths of the last few years, this one really hit me.

I should expect as much given his age and health history but it doesn't take away from the impact he made on civilization. A great void has opened in the collective intelligence of our species.

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #28)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:23 PM

43. Well said!

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Response to misanthrope (Reply #28)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 09:20 AM

71. And on Pi day! At least that tells us his sense of humor never wavered.

His warnings to the world in his last years are predictions I wish we’d heed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

29. The world has lost a great mind

Rest in peace Dr. Hawkins. May his family find comfort and peace at this time.

Gone, but will never be forgotten.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:12 PM

30. Peace, Brother.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:12 PM

31. Wow. How lucky is the world that he fought ALS for such a long time. Vibes

to his family and friends and fans.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:13 PM

32. Oh my. What a loss.

Cross easy, man.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:14 PM

33. RIP Professor Hawking

You fought one hell of a fight

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:15 PM

34. ..........

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:16 PM

35. His will be remembered for many many years.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:17 PM

36. A light has gone out in the world.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:18 PM

37. RIP, sir. On a pop-culture note, his death will be noted on The Big Bang...

...as Sheldon has corresponded with him a number of times.

An astonishing mind, will to live, and record of surviving with ALS.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:19 PM

38. Irreplaceable.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:20 PM

39. I will always be in awe of this man.

Just to wrap your mind around the littlest things he knew is hard for me.

But he made me want to know.

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Response to SonofDonald (Reply #39)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 11:27 AM

72. That is a cool tribute: "He made you want to know."



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:20 PM

40. May he rest in peace.

A unique and towering intellect, and a man of great courage to work through his many afflictions.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:20 PM

41. 🕯

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:21 PM

42. ....

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:29 PM

44. Sad but 76 was a remarkable run.

I saw him in person a couple of years ago at Cal Tech.

He started his talk about black holes by showing a bizarre clip from Disney's The Black Hole with figures in hoods walking around on catwalks. He said we don't know what it's actually like inside a black hole but it's unlikely to be this.

Afterwards a young girl with ALS came by to see him.
I was standing a few feet away.
He replied to her "I'm very glad to meet you." after a wait of about a minute.

A truly remarkable person in so many ways.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:30 PM

45. There is a bright new star in the heavens tonight! RIP

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:30 PM

46. The most amazing mind of our time. Rest in peace!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:39 PM

47. My grandfather died from ALS when I young.

I am leaving money to research when I die. It is a horrible disease for someone to suffer through. Stephen had such strength that was much more internal more than external. Very sad news...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:46 PM

48. very sad

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:54 PM

49. CRUSHED!

Sooooo sad to hear this. What an amazing mind and his legacy will live forever!

We can only hope to be so intelligent, witty and kind as was Dr. Hawking. Truly our world is now a darker, sadder place for his passing.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:57 PM

50. Rest in Power Mr. Hawking.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:10 AM

51. Amazing Man... he will be sorely missed.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:13 AM

52. So sad

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:17 AM

53. Sad that such a brilliant mind

Sad that such a brilliant mind is now gone.

When my hubs did research in applied physics in Cambridge, he literally ran into Prof. Hawking one day when rounding a corner. He profusely apologized.




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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:18 AM

54. Very tragic.

My condolences to his family.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:53 AM

55. Oh, wow.

Definitely not the news I was expecting to hear tonight. What a life he had, tho.

On to the Stars!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:02 AM

56. Thinking is the best way to travel

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:06 AM

57. RIP Dr Hawking - n/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:48 AM

58. An amazing human being. A shining example of the best of our human spirit. Bon Voyage, great one.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:51 AM

59. What an amazing mind and life force he had to survive so many years with ALS.

Here is a link to an article on how Intel helped improve Stephan Hawkings speech synthesis and computer interface system. They developed something called ACAT, after Assistive Contextually Aware Toolkit)

https://www.wired.com/2015/01/intel-gave-stephen-hawking-voice/

Intel has released the ACAT software online for public use. Encouraging its use, development, and adaptstion to help other people with communication challenges.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3204477/Now-speak-like-Stephen-Hawking-Intel-releases-astrophysicist-s-speech-synthesiser-software-online.html

While not in the same league, lastly, a hackaday project for an online dectalk-speech-synthesis project that use the voice that Hawking used.

https://hackaday.io/project/20635-80speak-online-dectalk-speech-synthesis

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:10 AM

60. R.I.P. -

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/stephen-hawking-donald-trump-appeals-lowest-common-denominator-n583026

Stephen Hawking: Donald Trump Appeals to ‘Lowest Common Denominator’
by Alastair Jamieson
May 31 2016, 8:03 am ET

LONDON — Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking said Tuesday that the popularity of Donald Trump is beyond even his understanding.

The author of “A Brief History of Time” was asked in an interview whether his knowledge of the universe meant he could explain the presumptive Republican nominee's appeal.

“I can’t,” Hawking replied. “He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.”

The University of Cambridge professor, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 but went on to become one of the world’s most famous scientists, gave his thoughts on Trump and more in an exclusive interview with NBC News’ U.K. news partner, ITV News.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:09 AM

61. R.I.P.

Was listening to M$NBC on SiriusXM when Brian Williams broke in with the news from Agence-France Presse.

He beat all sorts of odds to go 50-some years with his condition but his mind was sharp as a tack.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:20 AM

62. On World Pi Day (and the day of Einstein's birth)

Rest in Peace, dear fellow.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:26 AM

63. the first time I read A Brief History of Time

I felt so much smarter.
RIP my friend

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:00 AM

64. He Lived SO LONG With ALS

Unbelievable really. And amazing. He will be missed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:06 AM

65. This is a tough one.

It had to happen, of course, but what a loss of that fantastic mind. I'm immensely grateful for the time he had-- his vast body of work enlightened the world, and will continue to do so.

He was a giant.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:29 AM

66. ...

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:33 AM

67. He will missed.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 06:41 AM

68. The universe is now more intelligent...

having absorbed his energy.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:07 AM

69. What a loss. R.I.P.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:10 AM

70. Kick with a candle...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:18 PM

73. As a fellow atheist

I'm sure that what he wanted was for us to celebrate his life and achievements.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:06 PM

74. We should save his ashes to someday drop them into a black hole.

I assume that when such an incandescent intellect passes away, it only leaves ashes behind.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:55 PM

75. Off to continue his journey...

our journey... as the stuff of the stars.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:33 PM

76. RIP.

Very saddened to hear this this morning. His contributions to the field of Theoretical Physics are invaluable. To have survived for so long with such a debilitating disease is amazing.

Rest In Peace Professor! You will be missed.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 03:52 PM

77. He did not pass...

...He just entered another space-time dimension...

May he travel well...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:05 PM

78. A Conversation

Our world is a bit smaller with his passing. I hope that freed from the constraints of ALS, I truly hope that Stephen and Albert are having a conversation that may, in some way, benefit us all. The cosmos is welcoming one of their own.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 05:38 PM

79. ...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 07:17 PM

80. In addition t his many accomplishments he taught the world

the meaning of the term "acceptance". A remarkable man. RIP.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 08:48 PM

81. I would say "rest in peace"

but I expect about now he'll be running through a field of flowers under the expanse of the Universe, seeing it all.

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