Everyone is ranting/posting about Stephen Hawking RIP &such...

And I'm just sitting here, waiting for his chair to take over the world & shit to hit the fan.. O.O

P.S. no discrespect meant to the guy, I think he was awesome..

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    It was for sure an awesome person, but it was already a miracle he was still alive... 76 years with that disease.

    But the real problem aren't the few posts here, but the hundreds, maybe thousands, of pages and groups called "RIP Stephen Hawking" that are springing up on Facebook...
    WTF people? Why this happens every fucking time someone famous die?
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    I'm waiting for a Stephen Hawking from a parallel universe to come take his place
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    @mundus I hope they will remain in his family and will never be on sale.
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    @mundus o.O does not compute#£®=$°$°¥=°©=¥[¥#££(';#
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    Or probably he has transferred his consciousness into the chair?

    Conspiracy much?

    *Plays suspenseful music
    *Walks off
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    @mundus @JS96

    If you were in India, you would have realised that creating facebook pages after someone famous has died is below amateur level.

    Where my Indian bros at?

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    I added a temporary profile picture of him along with an eulogy on Facebook for the next week. Not posting anything on devRant about it but on Facebook I did it to pay my respect towards him and what he did for the world.

    Think of it as the digital way of visiting someone's funeral.
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    Doesnt devrant deserve your "RIP Stephen Hawking" post.? What kind of capitalist mentality is this.? Disgraceful.
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    @bitsnpieces it's not dev and it's not a rant. Therefore IMO it doesn't belong on devRant.
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    On the other hand facebook does deserve shitty pages like the ones mentioned above.

    You are absolutely right my friend.

    PS: My comment directed towards you was in a sarcastic manner. Just stating this fact if it wasnt that obvious.
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    @bitsnpieces oh, I see. Thanks for elaborating 🙂
    Facebook being known for its rather shitty content quality, I guess that the boatload of RIP pages was to be expected 😅
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    @mundus @JS96 I hope after his family and friends cope with their loss, his chair and computer will end up in a science history museum (e.g. Oxford University probably has one).
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    But it would be the pun of the century if he'd programmed his chair to act like him, considering Hawking always was strongly opinionated about AI.
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    BTW, it must be horrible for his family to be able to hear his computer voice still after his death, because it's a matter of letting it speak. Hawking himself identified with that voice as if it were his own, I'm guessing people who knew him well identify the voice with him as well!
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    @irene what else can I do? Actually go to the funeral in England, pay a ton of money on travel just to collapse in the crowd of so many people that would definitely make me anxious as fuck? For a funeral that probably wouldn't be public to begin with, for obvious reasons?

    If paying my respects by the methods that I deem doable and am comfortable with is a lack of life priorities to you then so be it. But that ain't gonna change jack shit.

    I'd like to ask you though: what would you do?
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    Everyone has their own way of showing emotions as long as they are genuine.

    But what actually grinds my gears are those people, who after reading the news actually searched for the first time who he was and then are putting RIP statuses on their walls and saying he was my inspiration. You are a model whose entire life is inside a gym and suddenly Hawkins was your inspiration?
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    @bitsnpieces you can still be a model & know who he was..
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    Of course you can. There is a difference between knowing someone and someone being your inspiration. I know you googled him after the news of his death and suddenly he is your inspiration? If your life was so influenced by him, perhaps you would have at least mentioned him in all the thousands of conversations we had.!

    This was directed towards someone I know who always engages in gimmicks like this so that all his followers think he has good looks along with being intellectual.
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    @irene @bitsnpieces @sladuled meh ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ most of us are computer scientists while he was an astrophysicist. I bet that not many people in here know a whole lot about him.

    I am quite interested in astrophysics, black holes, supernovae, neutron stars and whatnot.. how extreme physics can become in these celestial bodies really tickles my mind in the right places.

    My point is, while I haven't read much of his works I really respect him and what he did for humanity as a whole. Hence the temporary profile picture. But no RIP pages or devRant posts.. imo that's just riding on the attention that this stuff gets. With those pages in particular maybe even being for nefarious purposes, like farming likes, then posting some evil stuff and riding on your page's reach.. now that's something really disrespectful, isn't it?
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    @irene I partially agree. Many people cared about him while he was alive, for example all the extensive assistance he got while alive probably costed charities well into the millions. Which allowed him to live on for 55 more years in ever more expanding paralysis, and make equally great contributions to society.

    Filthy muggles who would talk all tits and butts with their buddies in the hood on the other hand.. if they go post a profile picture of him and how he inspired them so much.. I would cringe at that as well.

    Please don't go kill people though.. you know, maybe people will start to care about them when they're dead as well 😛
    (Unless it's crappy designers, recruiters or users or whatever.. in that case, go ahead 😋)
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    @irene not sure, I guess it depends.. but please don't kill anyone - after all, it could just as well be me 😰
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