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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:04 pm

...(and that scene [Star Trek?, Simpsons?] where he plays poker with Einstein and Newton. No, sorry. Einstein and Newton might have considered playing poker with de Broglie, Dirac, Heisenberg, Pauli, Planck, Feynman, Oppenheimer, Maxwell, Gell-Mann, Weinberg, Fermi, Gamow, Chandresakar, and any other number of physicists before they'd even consider Hawking on the top table.)
Great self-publicist, mind. And a millionaire, through selling books to people who had no idea what he himself had no idea about...
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Post by TANGODANCER » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:25 pm

Hawking said, quote :

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realisation that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”

Of course the simplest explanation is to deny God. It puts you up there on an omnipotent level right away. Almost Prufrock like. :D Depite Stephen Hawking's beliefs. he was careful to add "probably" in his statement......just in case.
His death also prompts the question, "What, all that was for nothing?"
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Post by Montreal Wanderer » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:43 pm

Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
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Stephen Hawking. Brilliant man. RIP.
Sorry, not a fan.
Admirable that he lived a full life with the cards dealt him.
But on the theoretical physics front not so impressed. To start with he was a fan of the worst theory ever promulgated (i.e. String theory and its hidden rolled up dimensions. Bollox.), and secondly his one big idea hasn't been proven yet, and even if it does it'll turn out to be not that big a deal.
In reality he was just the medya's choice for the next 'einstein' (with his mad scientist looks) once Einstein was too dead to continue the function. [God 'elp us if Brian Cox is nominated as the next Hawking!].
I grant that a number of his theories or hypotheses (such as multiverses) cannot be proven at this point and may prove eventually to be bollocks. Whether one agrees or not, some of his notions are fascinating. However, I'm too ignorant of theoretical physics to argue any point with you. I just found him interesting and I don't think one has to be proven right to be brilliant...
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Post by Hoboh » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:46 am

Globalist and remainder clever bloke with little understanding of human nature at least he was wary of AI as we all should be.

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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:22 pm

Winnie Mandela... words fail me, one of the most vicious bitches ever to live, especially her endorsement of 'necklacing'... Fxck you. Stompie Moeketsi RIP.
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Winnie Mandela... words fail me, one of the most vicious bitches ever to live, especially her endorsement of 'necklacing'... Fxck you. Stompie Moeketsi RIP.
Her husband was a great man though.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:51 pm

Ray 'Butch' Wilkins, sadly didn't make it. Awful news. Aged just 61
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Montreal Wanderer wrote:
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Winnie Mandela... words fail me, one of the most vicious bitches ever to live, especially her endorsement of 'necklacing'... Fxck you. Stompie Moeketsi RIP.
Her husband was a great man though.
Absolutely. No doubt about it. One of the greatest human beings ever to have lived, and the only politician that I cannot fault in any way whatsoever...
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Bruce Rioja wrote:
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Ray 'Butch' Wilkins, sadly didn't make it. Awful news. Aged just 61
Yes, no age at all to die, you just never know when. R.I.P.
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TANGODANCER wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:19 pm
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Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Ray 'Butch' Wilkins, sadly didn't make it. Awful news. Aged just 61
Yes, no age at all to die, you just never know when. R.I.P.
I'm well on my way to 63. When I was a teenager I'd have considered that to be old age personified. I have considerable latitude now as to what I consider old to be...
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Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:25 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Ray 'Butch' Wilkins, sadly didn't make it. Awful news. Aged just 61
Yes, no age at all to die, you just never know when. R.I.P.
I'm well on my way to 63. When I was a teenager I'd have considered that to be old age personified. I have considerable latitude now as to what I consider old to be...
Careful buddy, I'll be 79 in September and I'm still seeing that as young.. :lol:
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 pm

TANGODANCER wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:47 pm
Lost Leopard Spot wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:25 pm
TANGODANCER wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:51 pm
Ray 'Butch' Wilkins, sadly didn't make it. Awful news. Aged just 61
Yes, no age at all to die, you just never know when. R.I.P.
I'm well on my way to 63. When I was a teenager I'd have considered that to be old age personified. I have considerable latitude now as to what I consider old to be...
Careful buddy, I'll be 79 in September and I'm still seeing that as young.. :lol:
Well, I am aiming to break the family record, 104: Average of my grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents is 92.
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Post by Hoboh » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:56 pm

The Crafty Cockney, darts legend, dies of heart attack aged 60

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Hoboh wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:56 pm
The Crafty Cockney, darts legend, dies of heart attack aged 60 RI
Aye, another real and nasty shock. Used to watch him, John Lowe, Bobby George and Jocky Wilson regularly. R.I.P Eric.
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:35 pm

Milos Forman. After Kubrick the greatest film director, ever.
One Flew Over.. and Amadeus were both sublime.
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Wed May 09, 2018 5:35 pm

Larry Harvey... wouldn't piss on the fxcker if he were on fire.
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Post by Prufrock » Sat May 12, 2018 10:02 am

Very sad news about Scott Hutchinson from Frightened Rabbit. Went missing in the week and everyone was hoping it wouldn't be the worst news.

The Midnight Organ Fight playing this morning. RIP.
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Post by Lost Leopard Spot » Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:07 pm

Stephen John Ditko.
If you don't know who he was, that's your loss.
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Post by Bruce Rioja » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:09 am

Maybe it's a generational thing but a 'BBC Special' because one of the Chuckle Brothers has snuffed it? Really? :conf:
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Post by TANGODANCER » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:48 pm

R.I.P Jimmy McIlroy.
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