RIP Dr. Hawking

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RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby ticojohn » 2018-03-14 14:52

Just read about the passing of Dr. Stephen Hawking. I know it has nothing to do with Debian or computing but wanted to share my respects for a great man.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby wizard10000 » 2018-03-14 14:58

A real shame. I have no idea what it would be like to have a mind like that and a body that refused to cooperate.

Rest well, Steven.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby n_hologram » 2018-03-14 14:58

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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby ticojohn » 2018-03-14 15:37


Thanks for that link. It's an oldie but goodie!
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby debiman » 2018-03-14 16:02

ticojohn wrote:it has nothing to do with Debian or computing

oh, i wouldn't say that (with respect).
PS: as discussed in the short video, it was hawking himself featuring in various futurama episodes, making very gnarly jokes.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby ticojohn » 2018-03-14 19:01

debiman wrote:
ticojohn wrote:it has nothing to do with Debian or computing

oh, i wouldn't say that (with respect).
PS: as discussed in the short video, it was hawking himself featuring in various futurama episodes, making very gnarly jokes.

Well, I suppose if one considers that Dr. Hawking was using a computer as his form of communication then maybe it has something to do with computing. LOL! And yeah, he was apparently a very funny guy.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby kedaha » 2018-03-14 21:56

I read he said this:
"It would not be much of a universe if it wasn't home to the people you love."
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-03-15 07:19

How does everybody stand on the Information Paradox?

I believe that black holes return information as they evaporate — it can't just disappear, surely?

I would rather discuss the great man's ideas than leave an empty platitude.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby n_hologram » 2018-03-15 11:30

According to t'Hooft, the holographic principle solves it quite nicely.

Thus, Mr. Hawking is not dead because he is just a hologram.

I am a hologram.

We are all just holograms.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby oswaldkelso » 2018-03-15 12:42

Every man, woman and their dogs knows the answer is ..... 42
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-03-15 19:04

n_hologram wrote:the holographic principle solves it quite nicely

Well, it's not actually possible to "solve" the problem at the moment (or in the foreseeable future) because the energy levels required to test the theories cannot be achieved, even with the LHC.

The Holographic Principle would seem to answer a lot of the questions but I prefer Penrose's theory that the information is sequestered away into a new Universe created by the Singularity.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby n_hologram » 2018-03-15 19:16

Alright, ya got me -- I just wanted a reason to accuse Hawking of having been a hologram all along.

Serious: I think it's weird but I'm secretly a huge fan of the holographic theories, not because of my profound technical insight, but because it forces one to reconsider how one experiences reality. Thinking about every three-dimensional interaction as an actual two-dimensional process causes entertaining cognitive dissonance, like saying a word over and over until it just "sounds weird." I'm half-familiar with that idea of Penrose that you mentioned (and I could have sworn it was Hawking who postulated it, so that tells you something). I wonder if that would complement to the multiverse theory: our universes are infinitely-similar because aspects of one feed into another ad infinitum.
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Re: RIP Dr. Hawking

Postby ticojohn » 2018-03-15 22:40

Wow, this has gone way beyond what I imagined. I have even started reading A Brief History of Time, which is available to download in PDF format. As to the possible Holographic nature of the universe, here is a good read on what that really means.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holographic_principle

I am sure Stephen would have been pleased that so many people show an interest in his work and science in general.
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