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johnny9fingers
Mar. 16th, 2018 10:46 pm (UTC)
Just read the Greg Benford piece about dining with Dirac, Hawking, and Rees.

Now you are one of the few people I can think of who will really appreciate this, but during the Doctor Who interregnum, before the reboot, Hawking was sometimes known to his graduate students as "Davros". What's more he evidently knew about it as another story (possibly apocryphal) from the period has Penrose listening in at a lecture and coming in pianissimo, whereupon Hawking turned his wheelchair towards him and spoke, via voice synthesiser, the immortal words "exterminate, exterminate..."
nwhyte
Mar. 18th, 2018 11:24 am (UTC)
I was aware of the first half of that story - but not of the second!
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