1. avatar himynameissween
    [quote:ceef5a4a86] Leading scientist Stephen Hawking is "very ill" in hospital, his employer Cambridge University has said.

    A spokesman said Professor Hawking was undergoing tests at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

    The spokesman said the 67-year-old, who has motor neurone disease, had "been unwell for a couple of weeks".

    Prof Hawking has worked at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University for more than 30 years.

    Prof Hawking, who speaks with the aid of a voice synthesiser, has three children and one grandchild.

    He became a CBE in 1982 and a Companion of Honour in 1989.

    Prof Peter Haynes, head of the University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, said: "Professor Hawking is a remarkable colleague.

    "We all hope he will be amongst us again soon."

    Prof Hawking called off an appearance at Arizona State University on 6 April because of his illness.

    Last year, it was announced he would be stepping down as the university's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the end of this academic year.

    It is policy for holders of the title to retire at 67.

    However, Prof Hawking said he intended to continue working as Emeritus Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.[/quote:ceef5a4a86] get well soon sir!
  2. avatar That Man Fanjo
    Hawking is fucked.

    But his life-support machine was released from hospital today.

    Don't forget to tip your waitress.
  3. avatar SONI Live
    Fanjo, you're a very bad fellow. And if there's a hell, it's made for folk like yerself. But to be fair, I almost did a "lol", you sick mutherhumper. :lol:
  4. avatar PastyBap
    Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?
  5. avatar thecomeons_2
    he jsut hasn't been the same since he split from the darkness. i mean, take that eurovision entry...
  6. avatar himynameissween
    [quote:c0f8173f34="PastyBap"]Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?[/quote:c0f8173f34]*facepalm*
  7. avatar toolrocket
    never mind :oops:
  8. avatar huggy baps
    [quote:39fb5bd1e5="PastyBap"]Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?[/quote:39fb5bd1e5]

    Is he even plugged in?
  9. avatar Daz
    CTRL + ALT + DEL.

    Damn Windows Vista.
  10. avatar BOOZEHOUND
    apparently the ambulance driver didn't know whether to go to A+E or PC World....
  11. avatar himynameissween
    when you guys go to hell, i'm driving the bus.
  12. avatar Deestroyer
    [quote:a9024dc28f="PastyBap"]Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?[/quote:a9024dc28f]

    That's the funniest thing I've ever read on fastfude. Egg and bacon sandwich everywhere...
  13. avatar The Grace Jones
    [quote:d8dcaed464="PastyBap"]Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?[/quote:d8dcaed464]

    They're running Norton on him.
  14. avatar danbastard
    He probably just needs an MOT.

  15. avatar feline1
    If he hadn't been surfing all those dodgy websites, he wouldn't have gotten this virus in the first place!
  16. avatar huggy baps
    20 quid says the Windows shut down noise plays when he dies.

    I'll get me coat...
  17. avatar Michael82FFL
    Reduce, reuse, recycle.


  18. avatar machinehead
    He's a pretentious bastard anyway speaking with that American accent.

    Isn't he from England somewhere?
  19. avatar Shane
    Now, you people are so evil and cynical. He is such a great mind, that he's even proved HIMSELF wrong once or twice. For a man who was on the verge of discovering the Alex Higgens-Miles Dyson Particle with the former members of D:Ream or somethin, yous're awful unappreciative...

    Spit my Rice Krispies all over the room when I saw this though! -

    "Has anyone thought about turning him off and on again?" :lol:
  20. avatar The Ronster
    Not much in the way of sympathy on this thread to balance out the (admittedly funny) jokes.

    Anyway, sad to see him reaching the end of his unfortunate illness. The work he's done in physics and in raising awareness of it can't be over-estimated.

    Get well soon Steve, but I fear the worst.