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Old 05-01-2007, 01:50 PM   #18941
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Didn't everybody read Hawking's A Brief History of Time? It sold only 9 million copies and stayed on Sunday Times bestseller list for 237 weeks.

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Old 05-01-2007, 01:53 PM   #18942
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I haven't read it, and I'm informed that it's actually a fairly unapproachable book. Nice ideas, though, and the guy is clearly a genius.
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Old 05-01-2007, 02:04 PM   #18943
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He's looking a little deadish.




In which an aircraft flies to altitude, then nose dives toward the planet. In such a case, you're not really weightless, you realise, but the fact that the aircraft is falling as fast as you are lends to that illusion. Also, air and objects inside the aircraft are stationary in relation to the aircraft, and the aircraft is stationary in relation to the passenger, and thus there is no sense of falling.


I knew that, I just didn't bother writing it all out. Most people are fine with the simple version of the explanation.


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Indeed.

*returns to the Chartists*
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Old 05-02-2007, 08:38 AM   #18945
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Stephen Hawkins can fly!

Thank you Squinky for the nod on the Avatar. Daddy's proud you even know who it is.
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You revived the Thread! Just as it was about to die!
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:46 AM   #18947
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Nah. I hadn't made the last post, so it couldn't die.
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Old 05-02-2007, 09:57 AM   #18948
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Well, you know, I'm not that young.
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:48 AM   #18949
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Quite right. You're ancient history, sis'.
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You kill this thread and I'll send Bill after you!
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You'd best be telling Bill that, then.
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We could have hired a nurse to write it for him, as he dictated.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Div..._the_Butterfly

Sadly, given the book was so difficult for him to write, the translation is very poor. They've got the title wrong for a start. Scaphandre is Diving Suit the intended image being his mind (the butterfly) being trapped in his body, a humanoid form it can't move (the diving suit)
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Oi, get back in your wheelchair Hawking!
But he want's to fly. (as already done to death. I hate how quickly this thing moves on)
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In which an aircraft flies to altitude, then nose dives toward the planet. In such a case, you're not really weightless, you realise, but the fact that the aircraft is falling as fast as you are lends to that illusion. Also, air and objects inside the aircraft are stationary in relation to the aircraft, and the aircraft is stationary in relation to the passenger, and thus there is no sense of falling.
I knew that!
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Oh, and as Squinky said, the new avatar is so you. The cat from Outland isn't it?
Squinky just nodded. I was the one who new who it was (but I am old so that probably doesn't count )
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Has Step ever posted the full version of the Evil Shirt pic? I'm dying to know how truly evil Step the shirt is.

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Squinky just nodded. I was the one who new who it was (but I am old so that probably doesn't count )
Well, the funny thing is I never read Outland at all. The best work the author of Outland did was his first 2 strips, Academia Waltz (primative but funny) and Bloom County.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:22 AM   #18956
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Has Step ever posted the full version of the Evil Shirt pic? I'm dying to know how truly evil Step the shirt is.


Yes he has, in this very Thread.


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I still say I'll put my dead fish shirt up against it any day.
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Old 05-03-2007, 06:57 AM   #18958
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It is a tough decision. But watching your shirt rlpw doesn't require sunglasses.
Still....two handsome men with two pretty evil shirts. Will you be meeting at dawn? Since there can be only one......
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:04 AM   #18959
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Is that a meatloaf with candles on it?
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:09 AM   #18960
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Heh.

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