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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Hawking: world exclusive trailer Reply with quote

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2013/jul/01/stephen-hawking-watch-the-trailer
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a made for TV film a few years ago IIRC
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject: Re: Hawking: world exclusive trailer Reply with quote

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2013/jul/01/stephen-hawking-watch-the-trailer

Jolly good. Maybe he can finally clear up the Many Worlds Interpretation for me.

Did you know that he didn't believe the Higgs boson exists and made a public bet that it would never be found?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Hawking: world exclusive trailer Reply with quote

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Did you know that he didn't believe the Higgs boson exists and made a public bet that it would never be found?
Did he make the bet early enough that he'd walk across a bed of hot coals if he lost?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Hawking: world exclusive trailer Reply with quote

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cokehabit wrote:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/video/2013/jul/01/stephen-hawking-watch-the-trailer

Jolly good. Maybe he can finally clear up the Many Worlds Interpretation for me.

Did you know that he didn't believe the Higgs boson exists and made a public bet that it would never be found?
I remember a bet that he lost but it wasn't about the Higgs Boson, it was about black holes: Thorne–Hawking–Preskill bet. Did he do another then?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. He also had to retract a paper that got panned (one espousing the theory that time will run backward if the universe starts to contract again).

What do you think about the Many Worlds interpretation (the idea that every non-deterministic event spawns an entirely new reality for every possible outcome, with all of these nearly infinitely many realities existing, and propagating, at once)?

Do you have an opinion on what Schroedinger's cat is doing in that box? I say it's a pretty good bet it's sleeping or licking itself.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can he afford an upgraded voice box now?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has an American-accented speech synthesizer by choice (not joking). Apparently he likes it. :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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He has an American-accented speech synthesizer by choice (not joking). Apparently he likes it. :lol:

Would be awesome if he could publish raw input of his speeches, so that people could play it up in different accents. Like indian for example. :)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude... :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
He has an American-accented speech synthesizer by choice (not joking). Apparently he likes it. :lol:

Yeah, he has spent time and money retrofitting it since they no longer service that model.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
He has an American-accented speech synthesizer by choice (not joking). Apparently he likes it. :lol:

Yeah, he has spent time and money retrofitting it since they no longer service that model.
Isn't it sponsored by IBM or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
He has an American-accented speech synthesizer by choice (not joking). Apparently he likes it. :lol:


not, by choice. He got it - and later he decided to keep it because people were used to it.

That said, many scientists are wrong about something. Great scientists are able to admit it.
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