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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Pseudo » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 pm

Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Not a bad innings from one who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21.

Just realised he died on Pi day. How appropriate.
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby am Bays » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Pseudo wrote:
Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Not a bad innings from one who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21.

Just realised he died on Pi day. How appropriate.


Thought that was 22/7??
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Booney » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:51 pm

Pseudo wrote:
Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Not a bad innings from one who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21.

Just realised he died on Pi day. How appropriate.


"Lou Gehrigs".
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby bennymacca » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:01 pm

I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Bum Crack » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:42 pm

bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

Well bugger me dead. I thought you were just some Crows numpty with the crap you dribble but you've obviously got half a brain
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby bennymacca » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Bum Crack wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

Well bugger me dead. I thought you were just some Crows numpty with the crap you dribble but you've obviously got half a brain


Haha. Thanks I guess

Just to blow my own trumpet for a sec - I did an electrical/electronic engineering and physics double degree at adelaide uni, graduating with first class honours in 2007.

Have also got a graduate diploma in signal and information processing too, studied for that part time whilst at work.
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby heater31 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:15 pm

bennymacca wrote:
Bum Crack wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

Well bugger me dead. I thought you were just some Crows numpty with the crap you dribble but you've obviously got half a brain


Haha. Thanks I guess

Just to blow my own trumpet for a sec - I did an electrical/electronic engineering and physics double degree at adelaide uni, graduating with first class honours in 2007.

Have also got a graduate diploma in signal and information processing too, studied for that part time whilst at work.
**** me its the psyber of the physics world :shock:
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Magellan » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:08 pm

Bum Crack wrote:Well bugger me dead.

Don't tell me you've passed away as well!

Mind you, its an interesting way to go, especially with a name like 'Bum Crack.'
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Celebrity Casualties

Postby Jim05 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:46 pm

Pseudo wrote:
Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Not a bad innings from one who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21.

Just realised he died on Pi day. How appropriate.

He died the same age as Einstein and it just happened to be Einstein’s birth date aswell
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:32 am

Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Cited as the greatest scientist since Einstein.

I think it is Einstein’s birthday today too :shock:
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:37 am

bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

I know they gave him 2 years to live and he batted on for more than another 50.
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:46 am

bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

You and more than 10 million others, although you can expect that figure to soar now.

Best selling book after the Bible ad the works of Shakespeare apparently
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:44 am

Jim05 wrote:
Pseudo wrote:
Magellan wrote:A different type of celebrity, but apparently Stephen Hawking has just died, aged 76.

Not a bad innings from one who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21.

Just realised he died on Pi day. How appropriate.

He died the same age as Einstein and it just happened to be Einstein’s birth date aswell



And born exactly 300 years to the day after the death of Galileo
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby bennymacca » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:00 am

johntheclaret wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

You and more than 10 million others, although you can expect that figure to soar now.

Best selling book after the Bible ad the works of Shakespeare apparently


the last part didnt sound right to me, and indeed it isnt, plenty of books have sold more than 100 million copies. But a great book nevertheless

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... ling_books
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:54 am

bennymacca wrote:
johntheclaret wrote:
bennymacca wrote:I remember reading "A Brief History of Time" when I was younger, helped to kindle my interest in physics, so he is partly to thank for the physics and engineering degrees i have.

What an incredible contribution he has made to society

Booney wrote:"Lou Gehrigs".


Moto Neurone, ALS and Lou Gherigs are all the same thing arent they?

You and more than 10 million others, although you can expect that figure to soar now.

Best selling book after the Bible ad the works of Shakespeare apparently


the last part didnt sound right to me, and indeed it isnt, plenty of books have sold more than 100 million copies. But a great book nevertheless

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... ling_books
correct
Should have quantified it better. Only heard on the radio driving in this am, but I think it refers to the Cambridge University Press bestsellers.
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby bennymacca » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:18 am

That makes more sense
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby johntheclaret » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:07 am

It sure if anyone will have heard of him but Jim Bowen also died yesterday
He was one of the comedians on the Wheeler Tappers and Shunters Social Club comedy / variety show, and had fame as the host of Bullseye. His catchphrases were ‘here’s what you could’ve won’ and ‘you get nothing for two in a bed’.
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Gozu » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:19 pm

Sad news with the passing of R. Lee Ermey at age 74. He was best known for his role in Full Metal Jacket but I loved him as Sheriff Hoyt in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2003 remake and it's prequel.

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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Fluffbag » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:12 pm

Harry Anderson, star of Night Court, dies at 65

Very funny show in the eighties, great cast, I have to find a few old episodes to watch this weekend
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Re: Celebrity Casualties

Postby Spargo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:00 am

Darrell Eastlake passed away this morning, he was 75.
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