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Monday, August 10, 2009

Why Investors Business Daily thought Steven Hawking wasn't British: (emp add)

From Hawking's Wikipedia page:
During a visit to the research centre CERN in Geneva in 1985, Hawking contracted pneumonia, which in his condition was life-threatening as it further restricted his already limited respiratory capacity. He had an emergency tracheotomy, and as a result lost what remained of his ability to speak. He has since used an electronic voice synthesizer to communicate.

The DECtalk DTC01 voice synthesizer he uses, which has an American accent, is no longer being produced. Asked why he has still kept it after so many years, Hawking mentioned that he has not heard a voice he likes better and that he identifies with it.
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6 comments

Is it possible that the writer is for public health care and is using sarcasism as a jab at his editors that wanted a negative public health care piece. The editors are the ones that didn't know Hawkins was British.

(In response to the comment on the previous post: This is an hypothesis; I pulled it out of my ass. It will become a theory only when proven.)

By Anonymous Rockie the Dog, at 8/11/2009 8:19 AM  

Obviously Hawken is now an immortal cyborg and thus of no nationality. I, for one, welcome our new overlord.

By Blogger gmoke, at 8/11/2009 4:09 PM  

gmoke is obviously on to something.

I guess if we've got to have an overlord, Hawking won't be the worst.

By Blogger Quiddity, at 8/11/2009 7:28 PM  

In a Fascist assault on conservatives, effete French elitist smarty-pants Hawking received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, while failing to condemn the UK's genocidal NHS.

By Blogger JeffKw, at 8/12/2009 4:57 PM  

In a Fascist assault on conservatives, effete elitist smarty-pants Hawking received the Presidential Medal of Freedom today, while failing to condemn the UK's genocidal NHS.

Conservatives decry this as another black day in presidential history.

By Blogger JeffKw, at 8/12/2009 4:59 PM  

can hawking's come out and advocate for health reform?

imagine the republican counter-response, they would trash him. the more conservatives reveal their true ugly character, the better it is for us.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/13/2009 4:24 PM  

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