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PaulK
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Message 677 of 685 (841465)
10-13-2018 10:42 AM


Greg Stafford 70
While less well-known than many listed, Greg Stafford was a major figure in the RPG hobby. The creator of Glorantha, a founder of Chaosium, publisher of Runequest, creator of King Arthur Pendragon and much more.

His legacy lives on, with the newly revived Chaosium and their new edition of Runequest.


    
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Message 678 of 685 (841586)
10-15-2018 9:37 PM


Paul Allen
Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 October 15, 2018)

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 679 of 685 (841587)
10-15-2018 9:39 PM
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10-15-2018 9:37 PM


Re: Paul Allen
He didn't have any children, and he is leaving the bulk of his 43 billion dollar estate to charity.
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Message 680 of 685 (841598)
10-16-2018 9:37 AM
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10-15-2018 9:37 PM


Re: Paul Allen
For those that know the legendary story of how Microsoft got to prominence, it was actually Paul Allen that suggested they buy that operating system from a developer in Seattle for $50k. And then Gates licensed and sold it to IBM for millions. And eventually billions. And so, DOS was born.

Edited by Diomedes, : Fixed typo


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Message 681 of 685 (841600)
10-16-2018 9:54 AM
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10-16-2018 9:37 AM


Re: Paul Allen
A little MS-DOS history can be found here, and here.

--Percy


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Message 682 of 685 (842560)
11-02-2018 6:50 PM


Willie McCovey, 80
I remember him! Great player.

Willie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 October 31, 2018), nicknamed "Mac", "Big Mac", and "Stretch", was an American professional baseball first baseman.


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Message 683 of 685 (843057)
11-12-2018 2:22 PM


Stan Lee, 95
The Marvel Comics genius who created so many action figures.

He even appeared on Big Bang Theory later in life.


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Message 684 of 685 (843082)
11-13-2018 4:31 AM
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11-12-2018 2:22 PM


Re: Stan Lee, 95
Such a creative guy.

My younger self looked up and wanted to be just like his best creation Spider-man.

As such hes in some small way responsible for my moral compass, love of quips and overcoming my childhood fear of spiders.

Nuff said.


The above ontological example models the zero premise to BB theory. It does so by applying the relative uniformity assumption that the alleged zero event eventually ontologically progressed from the compressed alleged sub-microscopic chaos to bloom/expand into all of the present observable order, more than it models the Biblical record evidence for the existence of Jehovah, the maximal Biblical god designer.
-Attributed to Buzsaw Message 53

The explain to them any scientific investigation that explains the existence of things qualifies as science and as an explanation
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 286

Does a query (thats a question Stile) that uses this physical reality, to look for an answer to its existence and properties become theoretical, considering its deductive conclusions are based against objective verifiable realities.
-Attributed to Dawn Bertot Message 134


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Message 685 of 685 (843122)
11-13-2018 11:24 AM
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Re: Stan Lee, 95
He even appeared on Big Bang Theory later in life.

I never heard of him until Big Bang Theory - but I recognized him in his cameos in the movies based on his characters.

He went out on top.


And our geese will blot out the sun.

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