• @CodeInvasion@sh.itjust.works
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        3622 days ago

        It took Hawking minutes to create some responses. Without the use of his hand due to his disease, he relied on the twitch of a few facial muscles to select from a list of available words.

        As funny as it is, that interview, or any interview with Hawkins contains pre-drafted responses from Hawking and follows a script.

        But the small facial movements showing his emotion still showed Hawking had fun doing it.

        • @MajorHavoc@programming.dev
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          Yeah. What a privilege to be called ‘idiot’ by Hawking. (This is not sarcasm. I would brag about that forever, if I had the privilege.)

  • @dumbass@leminal.space
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    7323 days ago

    One of his closest friends near the end was Jimmy Carr, he loved comedians and comedy, every appearance of him in the Simpsons before his death is voiced by him.

  • @Akasazh@feddit.nl
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    422 days ago

    There’s this amazing rendition of the Galaxy song with a brilliant ending with Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking, that came out right around the time of his passing, and it tears me up every time.

    https://youtu.be/ZTpBWhmamWo?

    Great human being with a huge sense of humor.

    • @cmbabul@lemmy.world
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      His name is noted on the guest list, although I think it’s likely that while anyone that visited should be treated with suspicion it’s likely that not every single person that did so is an abuser, gotta have some names to throw people off the scent.

      Hawking may very well have been someone doing the heinous shit on that island but we can’t ever say for sure and even if he did we can’t exactly say his discoveries are bunk because of it and he’s dead so we couldn’t punish him for it anyways. If he did fuck him but I’m skeptical

      • @Duamerthrax@lemmy.world
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        521 days ago

        Start with the frequent flyers. He likely invited people with the purpose of entrapping them with blackmail, so single trip visitors are not likely coconspirators.

      • @quindraco@lemm.ee
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        422 days ago

        Careful, the thing a Hexbear likes most is when they trick you into engaging.

        If you block every one you meet and move on with your life, you’ll be much happier.

      • @dumbass@leminal.space
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        422 days ago

        Well, yeah his name is on the flight list, but so is Tom Hanks. Not all people on that list were perverts, epstien ran multiple types of traps to control people, its just the pedo island stuff is such a vile thing it rightfully takes the spotlight.

        Epstien, Diddy, Weinstein were all doing it to have power over powerful people so they could control them, with help from the CIA and in epstiens case Mossad.

    • @MeowZedong@lemmygrad.ml
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      223 days ago

      Something along those lines. He had a more questionable association than just receiving research funding, I think it was partying on JE’s island and there were a bunch of young girls at the party?

    • 7bicycles [he/him]
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      122 days ago

      This bears mentioning but tbh that’s still a windmill slamdunk on John Oliver there.