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#17963 - 10/05/11 03:55 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: roger]
macnerd10 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
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Definitely... RIP.
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#17964 - 10/05/11 03:56 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Shocking, even though not exactly unexpected. He remained in the saddle pretty much until the end, adding one more remarkable feat to a remarkable life.
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#17966 - 10/05/11 04:29 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I think it was a good thing that he got the chance to "hand over power". That will help people stay confident in the future of Apple. They don't have to deal with an "oh no Steve is dead, what are we going to do?" type reaction from everyone.

That pancreatic cancer is insane, how swiftly it moves. And this just goes to show you, money can't necessarily buy you a long and healthy life. I'm sure he had the best care money could buy.
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#17967 - 10/05/11 04:32 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Virtual1]
Dave Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
From AC360 on Twitter:
Quote:

AC360 Anderson Cooper 360°
From #SteveJobs family: "In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family." More on @AC360
1 minute ago




Edited by Dave (10/05/11 04:33 PM)

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#17970 - 10/05/11 05:27 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Dave]
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#17971 - 10/05/11 05:59 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Dave]
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CNN just had shots of flowers people left at the Apple Stores.
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#17978 - 10/05/11 10:14 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Excellent!

The loss can hardly be put into words; it is unlikely that the void created by Steve's death will be filled any time soon...if ever.

Edit: Paraphrasing Abraham Lincoln, the world has noted and will long remember.


Edited by artie505 (10/05/11 10:23 PM)
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#17993 - 10/06/11 03:48 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
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The front page at wired.com (no permalink; it's the actual home page) currently features a collection of tributes from various luminaries, including this poignant observation from President Obama:

"...there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented."
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#18008 - 10/06/11 10:30 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: dkmarsh]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Los Angeles, CA
We need to introduce the "like" button here!


Edited by macnerd10 (10/06/11 10:30 AM)
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#18011 - 10/06/11 12:11 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: macnerd10]
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While I think I know what you mean, I prefer the slightly more involved personal effort of a post over the racking up of Like-button clicks. That's what FB etc. is for. smirk
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#18013 - 10/06/11 12:21 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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#18023 - 10/06/11 01:24 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: dkmarsh]
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
... including this poignant observation from President Obama

Poignant indeed. I noticed this particular quote in several overseas newspaper obits.
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#18027 - 10/06/11 04:14 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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Originally Posted By: alternaut
While I think I know what you mean, I prefer the slightly more involved personal effort of a post over the racking up of Like-button clicks. That's what FB etc. is for. smirk

<Like>

[actually, i kinda agree with Alex]

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#18028 - 10/06/11 05:56 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Hal Itosis]
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laugh laugh
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#18503 - 10/17/11 03:35 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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#18504 - 10/17/11 03:45 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: MicroMatTech3]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I had the pleasure of meeting him once or twice at the annual Trustee's Meeting of the Maverick Concerts, Woodstock's summer festival of world-class chamber music. While AR speakers were not to my taste (they sounded good to me but not like real music), I admired the engineering that went into them and respected their quality. Back in the 1960s, I was shopping for stereo equipment and I auditioned the AR3 as well as lesser models but I settled on the Altec Lansing 604E, which I still have and enjoy.
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#18617 - 10/20/11 10:12 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: donikatz]
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Former dictator of Libya Muammar Qadhafi (69), died from gunshot wounds while fleeing from his birth place and final stronghold Sirte, Libya.
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#18620 - 10/20/11 10:39 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: alternaut
Former dictator of Libya Muammar Qadhafi (69), died from gunshot wounds while fleeing from his birth place and final stronghold Sirte, Libya.


I'm amazed he was there, I thought he'd fled to Saudi Arabia or something like that? Owell, he never caledl any elections, but the people have voted anyway.
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#18627 - 10/20/11 03:47 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: alternaut
Former dictator of Libya Muammar Qadhafi..........

Oh, so that's how you spell it. And here I thought it was Qadaffy.
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#18628 - 10/20/11 05:11 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Not to worry (or to rejoice for that matter): Arabic-roman transliterations are notoriously variable because of the fact that several Arabic sounds don't have exact equivalents in English. So, pretty much anything goes, with that 'anything' running into millions of Google hits. And whatever we might decide to settle on, it would be different yet for languages other than English...

I suppose the official version would be the way the person(s) in question would spell it, which I'm told was something like Gathafi, as in Muammar's (passport version: Moammar!) eldest son Mohammed Gathafi's passport. But apparently different versions of the family name have been reported for other members of you-know-who.

That said, and given the fact that the newsworthiness of the name is now bound to fall on harder times, I' suspect we'll have to transition to another multiply-spellable name.

Any suggestions? laugh
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#18636 - 10/21/11 06:54 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: alternaut]
ryck Offline


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Loc: Okanagan Valley
Originally Posted By: alternaut
Any suggestions? laugh

Yes, but it's a suggestion to myself to leave the punny stuff to Jon wink (my attempts just come out sounding daffy), although I do appreciate learning something new about languages.


Edited by ryck (10/21/11 06:54 AM)
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#18685 - 10/24/11 10:57 PM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: ryck]
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Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
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#18930 - 11/05/11 03:41 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
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#18985 - 11/08/11 02:36 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: Pendragon]
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#18986 - 11/08/11 03:32 AM Re: Ad astra: another passing. [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


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He once came into "The Riv" when I was tending bar, and I was shocked by how short (5' 11 1/2") he was; his stockiness was quite amazing, though, and I think it made him appear to be even shorter than he actually was.

I'll never forget Melissa, his waitress, asking me "He wants Tanqueray and Courvoisier; which glass should I use?"

In the same glass??? I poured it into a highball...it was as two-fisted a drink as I've ever heard of and would have been insulted to have found itself in a brandy snifter.
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