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Isgrimnur wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:28 pm
Hrdina wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 2:23 pm For the few among us who want a one-liner describing who he was, how about: Vernor Vinge was a science fiction author who is largely credited and/or blamed for popularizing the term "technological singularity".
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Oh, him. RIP.
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Jaymann wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:57 pm
Punisher wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:54 pm
TheMix wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:51 pm
Hrdina wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:49 pm
Daehawk wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:43 pm Hold on I got this, who??
There was a link right there.
Good point. I initially assumed that Dae may have checked out the link and was just expressing that he was unfamiliar with Vinge. However, the question suggests that Dae wasn't even aware that Vinge was an author. Which probably means he didn't look at the link at all.
Didn't anyone ever tell you guys not to click links from strange people on the Internet?
Hey, who are you calling strange? Seriously, tho, this is why I usually include a relevant quote to give the gist without clicking.
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RIP to Chance Perdomo.

Actor Chance Perdomo, best known for his role [Ambrose] in Netflix horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has died in a motorcycle accident, aged 27, his publicist has announced.
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Oh wow, I really liked him on Sabrina and Gen V. That’s so sad.
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RIP Louis Gossett Jr.

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Punisher wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:37 am RIP Louis Gossett Jr.

https://abc7ny.com/louis-gossett-jr-roo ... /14588484/
I know I liked him but the only thing I can remember is him as Chappy in Iron Eagle.
I think he deserves his own thread.
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Jaymann wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 11:11 am
Punisher wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 10:37 am RIP Louis Gossett Jr.

https://abc7ny.com/louis-gossett-jr-roo ... /14588484/
I know I liked him but the only thing I can remember is him as Chappy in Iron Eagle.
I think he deserves his own thread.
Oops. Didn't realize there was one. Anyway he deserves more than one listing.
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Punisher wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:57 am
Jaymann wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:57 pm
Punisher wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:54 pm
TheMix wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:51 pm
Hrdina wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:49 pm
Daehawk wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:43 pm Hold on I got this, who??
There was a link right there.
Good point. I initially assumed that Dae may have checked out the link and was just expressing that he was unfamiliar with Vinge. However, the question suggests that Dae wasn't even aware that Vinge was an author. Which probably means he didn't look at the link at all.
Didn't anyone ever tell you guys not to click links from strange people on the Internet?
Hey, who are you calling strange? Seriously, tho, this is why I usually include a relevant quote to give the gist without clicking.
I've always assumed it was a requirement to post here...
Or a result of.
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Brian wrote: Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:12 am I'm not gonna tell him. You tell him.
I'll tell him. Exodor, you spelled Emmet correctly.
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One of my uncles was a Pearl survivor. I don't think he was on the Arizona; I believe he was on shore, but IDK for sure. He's been dead for 40+ years.
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Good Lord he had a hard life. Seems to have made him strong to live so long at 102. In 2019 the year my wife died at 63 he was already 35 years older than her. Geez. Thats longer than me and my wife were even together just that little part. 35 years to him was just 1/3 of his life really.
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We're down to around 60,000 surviving US WWII veterans. In five years, it'll be a tenth of that. In five more, a few hundred.

For those who didn't catch it, the last surviving member of Easy Company from Band of Brothers died two years ago.
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The youngest were probably born in the late 20s. My dad enlisted at 17 in 1944.
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dbt1949 wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 1:53 am The youngest were probably born in the late 20s. My dad enlisted at 17 in 1944.
My father in law enlisted at 17 or maybe a little early, and served in the Pacific Fleet at Japan during the war and the occupation.

He was born in 1927 and died in 7 years ago.
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My dad was born in 1927 also and died 22 years ago now.
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Oh man, Joe Flaherty of Second City TV fame has died.

I loved his work on that show.

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I just watched him this week in Happy Gilmore. To this day a buddy of mine and I call each other "ya jackass!" with his delivery from that movie. A testament to his comedic chops that it was such a bit role yet I still quote it nearly 30 years later.
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We always quote his character from SCTV, Sammy Maudlin. A clueless late night talk show host. At one point, he's extolling the virtue of his acting abilities and he suddenly yells out "I like drama...a lot!". But he keeps pronouncing "drama" so that it rhymes with the "bama" in "Alambama".

And of course, who can forget his world weary horror show host Count Floyd.

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Blackhawk wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:18 am We're down to around 60,000 surviving US WWII veterans. In five years, it'll be a tenth of that. In five more, a few hundred.
That's a lot more than I would have guessed.
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Alefroth wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 12:56 pm
Blackhawk wrote: Tue Apr 02, 2024 12:18 am We're down to around 60,000 surviving US WWII veterans. In five years, it'll be a tenth of that. In five more, a few hundred.
That's a lot more than I would have guessed.
World War II veterans look back at their service at opening of the Liberation Pavilion
There are only 119,550 World War II veterans remaining of the 16.1 million Americans who fought in the war, according to 2023 Department of Veteran Affairs statistics. A few WWII vets shared their stories at the opening of the new Liberation Pavilion at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 3.
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Per Wiki:
Albert Woolson

American centenarian and United States Army soldier (1847-1956)

Albert Henry Woolson was the last known surviving member of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War; he was also the last surviving Civil War veteran on either side whose status is undisputed. At least three men who outlived Woolson claimed to be Confederate veterans, but one has been debunked and the other two are unverified.
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https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ies-at-94/
Peter Higgs, a Giant of Particle Physics, Dies at 94

The Nobel Prize-winning theorist’s prediction of the Higgs boson sparked a half-century quest of discovery that reshaped physics—and our understanding of the universe
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Oh so thats how it got it's name.
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And this his quantum state became indeterminable to mere mortals….
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He’s neither dead nor alive until someone opens the coffin.


…too soon?
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Unless the coffin is made of glass, allowing observation.
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Alefroth wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:38 pm https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ies-at-94/
Peter Higgs, a Giant of Particle Physics, Dies at 94
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hepcat wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 9:09 pm He’s neither dead nor alive until someone opens the coffin.


…too soon?
Nah. Erwin Schrödinger died in 1961, so it's probably OK to make jokes about it now.
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Max Peck wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 10:28 pm
Alefroth wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:38 pm https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... ies-at-94/
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OJ is dead:

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Robert MacNeil (1931-2024)
Robert MacNeil, the Canadian-born journalist who created the even-handed, no-frills PBS newscast The MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour in the 1970s and co-anchored the show with his late partner, Jim Lehrer, for two decades, died on Friday. He was 93.

MacNeil died of natural causes at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, according to his daughter, Alison MacNeil.
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I'm going to a wake for a local journalist who covered my town for 43 years. I met him 35 years ago, when we moved into our house. We put out a call to all of our local friends and coworkers for help moving, and he was one of only two people who showed up. After all that time on the job everybody in town knew who he was.

Back in the day, when Wife worked with him, they had 200 people in the newsroom. Now they have 10, and no more newsroom -- everyone works from home. Well, they're down to nine now. IDK if they'll try to replace Fred or if we'll just become another news desert. Even if they do hire someone, his institutional knowledge is irreplaceable.
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