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p1st fr0st! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25911963)

First post, written using a clicker from my wheelchair. MC Hawking in da house, bitches!

Canada? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912003)

Never heard of it.

Re:Canada? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912085)

Never heard of it.

That's pretty common, anyone can miss Canada ... all tucked away down there ...

Arkadi-Hamed Came From Canada (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913015)

Nima Arkadi-Hamed, who currently occupies the chair previously held by Hawking, came from Canada.

Re:Arkadi-Hamed Came From Canada (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913037)

From the sound of it- He's soon scheduled to occupy the chair at... Guantanamo?

Distinguished research chair? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912007)

Good, he's probably due for an upgrade.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (5, Funny)

owlnation (858981) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912247)

I wonder if they can change his voice synthesizer to pronounce "out" and "about" as "oot" and aboot," and of course add in a few random eh's for good measure.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912475)

The -oot would only be desirable if he were going to Ireland. A good replacement would be the Canadian pronunciation of vase.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912717)

I think you may have confused Ireland and Scotland. They are historically very closely related of course*, but the english dialects/accents are somewhat different. (the irish and scots gaelic languages have diverged with time too, though there is still reasonable mutual intelligibility for truly fluent speakers)

Modern-day Irish people, depending on north vs. south, say something between "abyht" and "abou'" (' == glottal stop), it's the modern-day Scots who say "aboot" and "hoose" and such like.

* See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotia [wikipedia.org]

Re:Distinguished research chair? (1)

Zwicky (702757) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913351)

Canadian pronunciation of 'about' is noticeably different but it's definitely not the same as the Scottish 'aboot'. As parent says Irish is different still.

Hoots man, there's joose loose aboot this hoose [youtube.com].

And here's a man [youtube.com] who throws his opinions into the ring. He's wearing a hat. He knows what he's talking aboot^H^Hut.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (1)

Ostsol (960323) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912527)

The only time I ever heard someone pronounce it "aboot" (here in Edmonton) was from a first aid instructor from Nova Scotia.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (1)

compro01 (777531) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912823)

It's called Canadian raising [wikipedia.org] and if you speak in that manner, you don't notice it.

Re:Distinguished research chair? (2, Informative)

Internalist (928097) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913391)

*grumble*

<disgruntled linguist>
Moreover...

(1) "oot and aboot" is NOT what Canadian Raising sounds like (nor "oat in a boat")...the vowel in "oot" is high and back, whereas the vowel in Canadian Raised "out" is (well, technically starts, since it's a diphthong) mid-high and central (like the vowel in "cut")

(2) Most Canadians don't speak that way

(3) A fair chunk of people in the US speak that way

</disgruntled linguist>

Re:Distinguished research chair? (5, Informative)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913453)

That is very true. You have to move away for a while to hear it. I moved to the mid-west for close to eight years and was teased about the 'aboot' until the local accent wore it away. When I moved back to Canada I realized what I was being teased about when I could hear it all around me. I also thought the 'yaw yaw' (yes yes) in the movie 'Fargo' was an over the top caricature of the accent in northern Minnesota until I visited southern Manitoba again a while ago and heard two waitresses in my hotel talking and saying "yaw yaw, I know wot chya mean." Having lived there for a while too, I'm sure I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't left. I do have to say that the thing that kind of pissed me off is when Americans found out I'm from Canada they would insist on saying, "so you're from Canada AY!" No-one could say "eh" at the end of the sentence correctly [big grin]. Come on guys, you force it too hard... it has to just roll off at the end matter of factly... you can't force it. Now, if you get to Missouri take a drive down highway Farty Far. ha!

About 'About' (1)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913581)

Canadians don't typically say, "aboot", they say, "a boat". Americans often pronounce the word as, "a bow t" (with the 'bow' part drawn-out and sounding like the front of of a ship or 'take a bow' as one might do if being applauded).

Gnome sane, yaaall?

Re:Distinguished research chair? (1)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913445)

It is a typo, of course. It should have read "distinguished research wheelchair".* He still has a bright future, he might even become their wheelchairman! That is, unless they elect a wheelchairwoman. (* I respect him greatly, and I am sure he would not be offended by this silly joke, he is too intelligent for that.)

Great news. (5, Funny)

liquidMONKEY (749280) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912019)

At least if he ever gives lectures and they start to fall asleep, he can shoot lasers out of his eyeballs.

Re:Great news. (1, Troll)

rhyder128k (1051042) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912087)

That's a myth about disabled people.

Re:Great news. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912117)

One thing that isn't a myth is his large hardon collider. They say it was so big, he got a boner and it gave him amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Re:Great news. (0, Offtopic)

svunt (916464) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912647)

Informative, really? I lol'd but can't say I flt informed by Hawking Eyeball Laser information.

Congratulations (4, Insightful)

Philomathie (937829) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912021)

I wish him all the best, and hope he can still make more great contributions to theoretical physics. He is an example for us all.

Re:Congratulations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912361)

Who the hell are you and why are you talking so nicelly on my slashdot?

sacred cow killing! (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912061)

I seem to recall that he did a lot of research into black holes. Maybe he's done studying now and is leaving the country so he can get outside the event horizon to publish his findings.

Re:sacred cow killing! (5, Funny)

VirusEqualsVeryYes (981719) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912131)

I seem to recall that he did a lot of research into black holes. Maybe he's done studying now and is leaving the country so he can get outside the event horizon to publish his findings.

Yes, perhaps he could teach you a thing or two about them. ;)

Re:sacred cow killing! (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912177)

Well, Hawking did suggest that anything at the event horizon would generate anti-matter of an equivalent mass... So the real Hawking could emerge, but not without sending an anti-hawking back. We can test this theory by waiting for the anti-Hawking to run for public office.

Re:sacred cow killing! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912313)

All the anti-Hawking has to do is convince the Media Electoral College that he is the Savior, and the rest is, sadly, history.

Re:sacred cow killing! (4, Funny)

mybecq (131456) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912859)

I seem to recall that he did a lot of research into black holes. Maybe he's done studying now and is leaving the country so he can get outside the event horizon to publish his findings.

Yes, perhaps he could teach you a thing or two about them. ;)

I heard that he has some special technique [wikipedia.org] for getting out ...

Re:sacred cow killing! (2, Funny)

K. S. Kyosuke (729550) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913469)

This is the first proof that the Hawking radiation actually exists. Perhaps it will not be long before Britain starts radiating Hawkings into every country! We could surely use one or two here.

Re:sacred cow killing! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912943)

I seem to recall that he did a lot of research into black holes. Maybe he's done studying now and is leaving the country so he can get outside the event horizon to publish his findings.

Yes, perhaps he could teach you a thing or two about them. ;)

doubt all you want. He is smart and knows that he needs to get as far away as possible, because even he doesn't know WTF will happen.

Someone sent us up the brain! (5, Interesting)

HRbnjR (12398) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912071)

It's kind of ironic in that Canada has historically had a problem with what we call the "brain drain", where students graduate and leave for the US or overseas for higher paying jobs. Nice to see us on the other end of that for once!

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (5, Interesting)

ceoyoyo (59147) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912197)

It's apparently a bit of a myth. There is (or was) a slight tendency for recent, young graduates to run off to the US lured by promises of the big bucks. Most of them (plus others) come back though, after they start to add up what educating their kids and keeping themselves healthy will cost. Those two factors tend to wipe out any tax advantages there might be.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (2, Informative)

compro01 (777531) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912269)

Not to mention at the high end of the income spectrum (~350k+), US taxes can (depending on which states/provinces and municipalities we're comparing) actually be higher than they are in Canada, in addition to the not-provided-by-the-government stuff you mention.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (2)

j-beda (85386) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912453)

Where did you find that? This place http://www.investmentexecutive.com/client/en/News/DetailNews.asp?id=46992&IdSection=3&cat=3&BImageCI=1 [investmentexecutive.com] seems to indicate that Canada's rate is a bit higher than the US for high income people.

According to http://www.aurorainternational.net/Maximum_Personal_Marginal_Income_Tax_Rates.htm [aurorainternational.net] the top federal rate is 29% plus the provincial rate giving a range of 39% (Alberta) to 53% in Quebec. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_bracket [wikipedia.org] indicates the top federal rate in the USA is 35% with up to about 5% for some state income taxes as per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_income_tax [wikipedia.org], so it looks like they are within spitting distance of each other only in the case of Alberta - all the others are a bit higher in Canada.

This says nothing about sales taxes, of which there is a federal 5% GST in Canada, plus about 8% in most provinces (excepting Alberta) for a total of about 13% - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_Canada [wikipedia.org].

In comparison, it looks like most places in the US have lower sales taxes that Canada, but some are pretty close - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States [wikipedia.org]

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (4, Informative)

Alomex (148003) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912665)

The tax rate is way higher in California than in Canada. Sure, when you look at percentages alone it seems to be the other way around, but for a few measly more points Canadians get free health care, decent and safe free public schools, much higher welfare and unemployment insurance benefits, lower tuition fees at the University level and public infrastructure that isn't crumbling.

The way I see it, Californians are getting royally screwed.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913495)

You are leaving out payroll taxes, which in the US are 15.3% of almost everyone's pay. Even better (for tax collectors!) you have to pay income tax on the money you've already paid them for payroll tax.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (1)

bh_doc (930270) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912899)

Not to mention at the high end of the income spectrum (~350k+)

An amount which every reasonable young scientist can expect to achieve.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (1)

Tyr_7BE (461429) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913493)

Generally you see people straight out of university duck down to the states, make a quick fortune working their asses off at a high paying job while they're young and healthy and have no kids, and then come home after a few years with a nice chunk of cash saved up. As another poster said, long term the costs of no social services can outweigh the benefits, but when you're young and single you can make a mint.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (1)

MrMista_B (891430) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912307)

Yeah... but, uh, Stephen Hawking isn't *quite* exactly a 'student leaving overseas for a higher paying job', per se.

Re:Someone sent us up the brain! (1)

incognito84 (903401) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912877)

I am Canadian. I live and work in South Korea. The country that used to be one of the poorest in the world is paying me more and treating me better than my home country.

Canada needs to learn how to not be two-faced. On the one side, Canada is a diverse, safe country with arms wide open to the world. At the same time, if you are born and raised in Canada and go to a Canadian University (say, to obtain a PhD in Physics or even Business Administration), you'll be lucky if you can land anything above minimum wage.

Nice to hear that we stole Hawking, though.

Just before World War II, Einstein left.. (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912075)

Germany.

Is this an ominous sign?

Re:Just before World War II, Einstein left.. (2, Interesting)

smitty_one_each (243267) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912419)

Is something that happened 60+ years ago an ominous sign today?
Not especially, unless you're peddling paranoia.

Too bad.. (-1, Troll)

Adult film producer (866485) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912081)

I accept that the Canadians have a plan for him... I just hope its not to kill him. But that's the word on the street. Be suspicious of any "official line" when they report his death in Waterloo.

Re:Too bad.. (3, Insightful)

Emperor Zombie (1082033) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912101)

I just hope its not to kill him. But that's the word on the street.

The word on what street? Crazy Street?

Re:Too bad.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913073)

Mwahhahaaahhaaa... !

  How little do you know!
Crazy street? Why YES!

Our irony has already conquered YOU. And left you for dead.
But perhaps you were dead to begin with.

He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneously (1)

techmuse (160085) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912093)

Two versions of Hawking will come into existence. One will go one way, and will stay in England. The other will go the other way (unless it crosses an event horizon), and will move to Canada.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (5, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912113)

I think I see a flaw in your logic... See, crossing the US/Canada border *is* the event horizon. At that point hawking will split into a finite number of hawkings will cross the event horizon, while an equal number of anti-hawkings will stay inside. I'm guessing they'll head to Ohio as soon as they figure out their better halves are sitting down for tea.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912253)

Note to the geographically cgalenged: It is possible to go from England to Canada without crossing the US/Canada border. In fact it is the most direct route.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (2, Funny)

JanneM (7445) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912349)

"...a finite number of hawkings will cross the event horizon, while an equal number of anti-hawkings will stay inside."

And they'll be easily distinguishable as the anti-Hawkings are all evil and have goatees.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and avoiding USA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913145)

.. See, crossing the US/Canada border *is* the event horizon

You're American aren't you?

Most planes fly from Europe, the UK, and the rest of the world to Canada, WITHOUT having to go through the US.
  And... believe it or not, they try to AVOID flying through the US airspace.

WAKE UP! NO ONE wants to go to the US! except a few ignorant Cubans and Haitians)...

Wait- forget "Haitians"- they prefer Canada also. ... hmmn except for the white racist ones, Cubans ALSO prefer Canada!

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (1)

eriksarcade (715857) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913187)

> See, crossing the US/Canada border *is* the event horizon.

exactly, Detroit IS a black hole.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913431)

Utah my friend, all anti's go to Utah.

Re:He is both coming to Canada and not simultaneou (1)

notnAP (846325) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913323)

The institute he's en route to is called Perimeter, is it not? Surely we can work that name into the whole Hawking Radiation posts flying about.

Hawking radiation (5, Funny)

Veggiesama (1203068) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912111)

He's probably moving there to study the event horizon surrounding a certain black hole, otherwise known as the US financial market.

We poured over $700 billion into it, and I doubt even he will discover Hawking radiation [wikipedia.org] leaking out. Maybe a few nickels, but that's it.

Re:Hawking radiation (4, Funny)

girlintraining (1395911) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912157)

We poured over $700 billion into it, and I doubt even he will discover Hawking radiation leaking out. Maybe a few nickels, but that's it.

That's because the black hole is surrounded by a large cloud of Administratium, which absorbs any spare change that might escape.

A new chair (5, Funny)

clarkkent09 (1104833) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912125)

distinguished research chair at the prestigious Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

I don't know, a research chair sounds a bit dangerous, however distinguished it may be. I think he better stick with his current chair until this new one is at least in beta testing...

Re:A new chair (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912287)

don't know, a research chair sounds a bit dangerous, however distinguished it may be. I think he better stick with his current chair until this new one is at least in beta testing...

It's a confusion of scale. The word "new" means wildly different things to cosmologists as it does to ordinary people. A "new" star could be a couple of million years old, while a "new" particle might only exist for a few nanoseconds total. A "new" tie could have been made during the 70s, but a "new" pop-sci book seems to hit the shelves each month. For whatever reason "new" hair or "new" looks don't exist (ever), but a "new" research position always seems to.

Re:A new chair (4, Funny)

g2devi (898503) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912305)

More dangerous than you think.

Microsoft has traditionally hired heavily from Waterloo, (e.g. http://blogs.pulver.com/jarnold/archives/2005/11/google_gets_ano.html [pulver.com] ).

What do you think when Steve "the chair tosser" Ballmer meets up with Stephen Hawking in his new position as Research Chair?

Re:A new chair (1)

Zwicky (702757) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913719)

Steve "the chair tosser" Ballmer

As that joke is showing its age these days I'm afraid I'm going to have to mentally redact the word 'chair'.

Much better.

Thankful... (1)

ilsa (197564) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912163)

I am so glad I am not in charge of moving him and his stuff! What daunting logistics.

informative ShitShit (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912167)

prima doonas, and were compounded

$speak_text = $speak_text.' eh?'; (3, Funny)

mcalwell (669361) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912261)

$speak_text = $speak_text.' eh?';

Re:$speak_text = $speak_text.' eh?'; (1)

Nerftoe (74385) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912809)

+1 funny. I would have given you real mod points, but I have not had the privilege since I was blacklisted in '00.

He's still not moving to Canada (5, Insightful)

Baron_Yam (643147) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912263)

According to the article - it's a 'visiting Chair', and he will make regular visits to Waterloo, ON.

In other words, he's getting a big paycheque for attaching his name to the institute and will make the minimal number of personal appearances to make it look legit.

Re:He's still not moving to Canada (2, Funny)

pipingguy (566974) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913627)

Maybe future Blackberries will start talking to you in an interesting new voice.

Serious question (1)

NinthAgendaDotCom (1401899) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912267)

This guy has been around for awhile, and obviously he's still productive. How is that possible with his degenerative disorder? Don't those diseases usually get bad enough that the body fails, e.g. muscles too weak to move the lungs?

Re:Serious question (4, Informative)

Shados (741919) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912347)

He's actually starting to have trouble communicating, as the movements he used for it back then (blinking I think?) are starting to become harder. He's still productive, but not as much as he used to, and probably not for very long.

Re:Serious question (1)

Zwicky (702757) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913427)

I think there was a technology shown on the Gadget Show a couple of seasons ago which allowed hands-free input by staring at a letter in a grid and the computer would select it (or something very similar to this, details are hazy for me; it may have been a proof of concept).

I know Hawking is often reluctant to upgrade his input mechanisms and it took a significant amount of time for him to move to his current method. However, given that soon he will probably lose movement in his cheek, something like this might be the only method left available to him if he is reduced to eye movement alone.

He's awesome in my opinion and I know he doesn't let his condition get him down, saying he's very lucky in other ways, but it's still sad to see him (or anyone) in that way.

Re:Serious question (4, Insightful)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912403)

Never underestimate the disabled. While his body fails, his brain is in tip top shape. He is brave for continuing on with a disease that tears his body apart.

He still has a good 10 to 20 years.

I myself am disabled, and people underestimate me as well. I have physical and mental illnesses that are tearing apart my body and mind, but I continue on myself. I understand a bit of what Hawking is going through. But not all of it. I am not as advanced in my disease as Hawking is in his. I use computers to communicate with the world, because I lack proper social skills and communication skills and cannot speak them verbally, but I am better using a computer to communicate for me.

Re:Serious question (2, Insightful)

Baron_Yam (643147) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912459)

The question isn't a slam on the disabled - it's my understanding (not refreshed with a recent Googling or a Wikipedia visit) that it's extremely unusual to live far into your thirties when you have motor neuron disease.

Of course, those lifespan estimates have probably been climbing due to improved medicine since his original diagnosis regardless of anything unique to Stephen Hawking's particular progression.

Re:Serious question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912567)

I myself am disabled, and people underestimate me as well. I have physical and mental illnesses that are tearing apart my body and mind, [...] I use computers to communicate with the world, because I lack proper social skills and communication skills and cannot speak them verbally, but I am better using a computer to communicate for me.

So you are ... a nerd?

He'll finally get that much needed upgrade (-1, Flamebait)

Orion Blastar (457579) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912373)

to give his voice box an accent. But now it will be a Canadian accent, eh? :)

A few quotes... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912443)

"In conclusion, I understand nothing about the anomaly, even after cashing the huge check I got for writing a book about it."
- Stephen Hawking, Futurama

"We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special."
- Stephen Hawking

More funny and insightful quotes here:
http://www.quoteaddict.com/ [quoteaddict.com]

Watch Out, Canada! (3, Interesting)

sk999 (846068) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912491)

Hawking has a wicked sense of humor and will pull practical jokes. Many years ago I watched him skewer Caltech professor Kip Thorne just as he (KT) was about to begin a seminar. It was one of those "you had to be there to appreciate it" moments, but it was hilarious - the whole audience was laughing. Not bad for someone who, even then, could do little more than activate his motorized wheelchair. A sense of timing does wonders.

Maybe is Obama (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25912745)

Maybe he voted for McCain, and when they lose he just change the country of residence?

Re:Maybe is Obama (1)

EndoplasmicRidiculus (1181061) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913205)

1. Stephen Hawking is British, not American. 2. What is the likelihood of a McCain voter moving to Canada of all places?

Re:Maybe is Obama (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913731)

High with our current Prime Minister.

subject (0, Offtopic)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912795)

When I first read this, I really thought Slashdot's value had gone into the toilet. "So Hawking is taking a trip to Canada and that's newsworthy?"

Next up: Ballmer stays in America, rest of world celebrates.

(Related: http://www.pown.it/?uid=844 [www.pown.it])

Kidnapping Stephen Hawkings (1)

plone (140417) | more than 5 years ago | (#25912975)

Yeah, my name's Josh Beltash. I've been in a wheelchair for just over three years. I get by. I make quite a lot of inventions for myself. I made a little pantograph lift that'll take me up and down for the right level for the sink, but I think that this has got to be the best. That wheelchair will do best part of seventy mile an hour. More into seventy-two, we clocked it on the bypass, Gabriel timed me and, er, I reckon we could do eighty on a good day. But I'm not really a speed king myself, you know, so I'm going to give it away to Stephen Hawking, 'cause he's coming to London on June the second to do a talk, and Gabriel and me have got backstage passes. So when Hawking comes out into the car park for a piss, like he normally does before he gives his speech, we're going to jump him. Gabriel is going to bundle him in the van; we're going to drive up to an old airfield in Bedford and we're going to give the little fucker the ride of his life!

I've always seen him as a bit of a Brandoesque kind of a figure, so Gabe's going to thread him in the van. I reckon with a fair wind we could probably get him to do a hundred. We're going to film it on video. I'm not going to all that trouble just to see it once! And that will also help us shut him up, 'cause we're going to film him with his cock out, so if he ever does get any ideas about talking to anybody about it, he knows what we're going to do with the pictures. Fucking jumped up little spider!

(Thank you Chris Morris)

Hawkin's Taking Off To Canada, eh (0, Flamebait)

itsybitsy (149808) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913471)

We welcome our black hole overlord to the Great White North, aka Canada, eh.

Brain waves (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25913477)

I wonder if control by brain waves is advanced enough to communicate efficiently.

Brain drain? (1)

Dryesias (1326115) | more than 5 years ago | (#25913599)

Is the United States experiencing a brain drain? More and more scientists and people with technical skills seem to be leaving to do their research, teaching, and work elsewhere, though mostly to Asian countries. Historically the the drain has always been from Canada to the United States, but perhaps this is shifting.
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