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on: March 13, 2018, 10:48:18 PM

His fame probably outdid his actual work in the latter part of his career, but he paved the way for a lot of high level physics (most of which I still don't understand) to make its way to a mainstream audience from his books and those that followed his model.

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Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 10:51:42 PM

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Amazing run for someone with ALS. Definitely paved the way for tons of new ideas. RIP.

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Reply #2 on: March 13, 2018, 10:51:54 PM

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Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #3 on: March 13, 2018, 11:20:43 PM

I always hoped we could have found a cure.
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Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 12:00:05 AM



This was just drawn and tweeted by artist Mitchell Toy.
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Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 02:50:06 AM

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Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 08:02:08 AM

Celebrities dying doesn't bother me much. Brilliant minds dying does.

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Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 08:21:22 AM

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Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 08:43:41 AM

Celebrities dying doesn't bother me much. Brilliant minds dying does.

Especially at a time when we desperately need them.

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Reply #9 on: March 14, 2018, 09:50:43 AM

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Fuck.

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Reply #10 on: March 14, 2018, 11:48:45 AM

Celebrities dying doesn't bother me much. Brilliant minds dying does.

Especially at a time when we desperately need them.
I get why you're saying this, but we really always need them. I actually feel guilty because I don't have kids, not that intelligent parents are any guarantee of intelligent kids. But still. I work with the public. I see things.

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Reply #11 on: March 14, 2018, 09:21:53 PM

Died on 3.14. Fitting really. Saw this photo on a tweet from Scientific american and I thought it was very sweet. Article is pretty good too.



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Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 09:27:32 AM

He lived 55 years after doctors gave him 2 years to live.

If that isn't a cosmic FUCK YOU to the universe I don't know what is.

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Reply #13 on: March 17, 2018, 11:57:41 AM

He lived 55 years after doctors gave him 2 years to live.

If that isn't a cosmic FUCK YOU to the universe I don't know what is.

My father has been living with ALS for 5+ years now.  He can't walk, feed himself or go to the bathroom on his own but he's still around.  It's an awful condition that robs you of your independence and, often, dignity.  Seeing how long Hawking lived with it is comforting in a way because I know it doesn't necessarily have to mean death in a short period of time.  Most the people you hear of that die quickly after being diagnosed (1-2 years after diagnosis) it usually effects their breathing and has a more pronounced effect on the inner parts of their body.  For my father, and I suspect Hawking too, the effects were more in his outer extremities (legs and arms).  He gets regular tests for his breathing and thankfully it's still normal.

ALS is a horrible, horrible condition and the fact Stephen Hawking did so much while suffering from it makes him even more remarkable.

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Reply #14 on: March 17, 2018, 12:32:00 PM

ALS behaves differently when you get it young like Hawking did. His condition was also extremely unusual in that his ALS essentially reached an equilibrium of sorts where it stopped getting worse. I.e. his motor neuron degeneration from the disease either stopped or slowed down enough to be offset by his natural regeneration. Hawking did have a tracheostomy so your father is lucky in that regard.
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Reply #15 on: March 17, 2018, 03:00:15 PM

ALS scares me more than cancer. I can't even begin to imagine dying that way.

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Reply #16 on: March 17, 2018, 03:09:45 PM

A guy I used to work with's father had ALS. In fact he and Steven Hawking were the longest surviving sufferers at the time and used to meet regularly. It's an utterly horrible fae and I wouldn't even wish it on a Trump.

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