Flarelord
 member, 389 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:12
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

This one hits me hard. This man was a hero of mine. It's really sad to see this. I never had the chance to meet him, but he was one of the greatest minds in modern science. He will sorely be missed.

He outlived his diagnosis by decades, though. Truly an amazing man.

This message was last edited by the user at 04:15, Wed 14 Mar.

praguepride
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Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:33
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
Yup. I mean almost every other year came around and I was surprised to see him still kicking around. Congrats on beating the odds and reshaping physics.

As a fun aside check out the epic rap battle of history between him and Albert Einstein :)
Flarelord
 member, 390 posts
Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 04:38
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
In reply to praguepride (msg # 2):

Saw that years ago. It was great.  And hey, again, Prague :D
orynnfireheart
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Wed 14 Mar 2018
at 15:23
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
A legend of our time. His death is a great loss to not only the scientific community, but the entire world. I sincerely hope they cremate him and send his ashes into space. It would be a fitting tribute to his work and his legacy.
nuric
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Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 06:59
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
We can't say he didn't love a full life, since he lived 50 years longer than he was supposed to,  but it's still a tragic loss
engine
 member, 579 posts
Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 13:52
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
He passed away on Einstein's birthday. My sister's take on it was "God: 'Hey, Einstein, happy birthday! We got you someone who knows what the heck you're talking about.'"
OceanLake
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Thu 15 Mar 2018
at 19:12
RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
http://www.ctc.cam.ac.uk/activities/stephen75/
icosahedron152
 member, 852 posts
Fri 16 Mar 2018
at 02:41
Re: RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
engine:
He passed away on Einstein's birthday. My sister's take on it was "God: 'Hey, Einstein, happy birthday! We got you someone who knows what the heck you're talking about.'"

That's an amazing coincidence. He was born on the anniversary of Galileo's death, and died on the anniversary of Einstein's birth. Even he couldn't have calculated a more fitting lifespan!
Heath
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Tue 27 Mar 2018
at 22:25
Re: RIP Stephen Hawking - A Tragic Loss
I was in London when he died.  The news was everywhere, along with back to back broadcasts about his life and the movie theaters taking a break from the blockbusters to play documentaries about him.