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   World renowned astrophysicist dies like the inner-nerd in his soul would have wanted: In a headlock

29 Nov 2012 09:30 AM   |   10885 clicks   |   Telegraph
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Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
I would have preferred death by snu-snu, but whatever.

29 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
Mjeck     
Goodbye cruel world? Really?

29 Nov 2012 09:32 AM
JMacPA     
Huh, looks like Britian's self defence laws work just fine. Who knew?

29 Nov 2012 09:33 AM
neilio42     
This story makes me Sikh

/DNRTFA
//I did look at pictures

29 Nov 2012 09:36 AM
darth_badger     
That's just Sikh.

29 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Nurglitch     
I'm pretty sure he didn't want to die, or die like that. From the article it mentioned side-effects of anti-malaria medication, and while I've never had any anti-malaria medication I've heard that shiat is a trip. A friend of mine in university, whose father worked for the UN, claimed that every year at regular intervals her father turned the family out of the home and went crazy for a few days.

29 Nov 2012 09:37 AM
Gunny Walker     
Never mess with any of the surviving Bond villians. If they can survive 007, they can beat your nerdy butt.

29 Nov 2012 09:38 AM
Drubell     
Don't ever make me think Neil Tyson died again, subs.

29 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
EVERYBODY PANIC     
Sikhs are gentle in peace, but under duress they are great fighters. Even being gentle, their abilities can sometimes get the better of them. This is just a sad thing all around.

29 Nov 2012 09:39 AM
Buck Henderson     
"I'm terribly sorry but I've killed him, sorry Devinder."

Wow! I've gotten shiatty emails before, but damn. Pick up the phone dude.

29 Nov 2012 09:40 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Fearing for his own safety and in an attempt to calm his friend down, the devout Sikh grabbed him in a headlock and pinned him tightly to the ground.

Could have gotten much uglier.

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29 Nov 2012 09:41 AM
Buck Henderson     

Nurglitch: I'm pretty sure he didn't want to die, or die like that. From the article it mentioned side-effects of anti-malaria medication, and while I've never had any anti-malaria medication I've heard that shiat is a trip. A friend of mine in university, whose father worked for the UN, claimed that every year at regular intervals her father turned the family out of the home and went crazy for a few days.


Yikes. Whatever happen to a nice gin and tonic?

29 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  
Dr Sivia told the inquest he initially thought Professor Rawlings was playing dead and believed "goodbye cruel world" was a reference to a Pink Floyd song they had been listening to earlier in the day.

"I thought this might be a ploy to get me to release him because it was so melodramatic," he told the inquest.

But when he realised he was not getting up he then emailed the professor's wife to apologise for killing him.

Mrs Rawlings said: "At 2230 I got an email from Devinder saying, 'I'm terribly sorry but I've killed him, sorry Devinder'.

"I couldn't believe he was serious, neither of them were practical jokers but I was tired and had jet lag."


You can't make this shiat up.

29 Nov 2012 09:43 AM
LrdPhoenix     
That's no Sikh, that's Robin Williams in disguise. You can tell by the chimpanzee arms and terribly loud fashion sense.

29 Nov 2012 09:46 AM
lantawa    [TotalFark]  

Mjeck: Goodbye cruel world? Really?


Goodbye cruel world? Really?

29 Nov 2012 09:47 AM
Aidan     
That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

29 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
PandaPorn     
Maybe he choked on his arm hair?

29 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
indarwinsshadow     
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29 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
Archie Goodwin     
It's a shame when billions and billions of brain cells go to waste like that.

29 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
Smoky Dragon Dish    [TotalFark]  

Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.


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29 Nov 2012 09:53 AM
rocketpants    [TotalFark]  

lantawa: Mjeck: Goodbye cruel world? Really?

Goodbye cruel world? Really?


Goodbye cruel world?

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29 Nov 2012 09:55 AM
iron_city_ap     
Sivia better watch his back. The first shot of the great nerd war of 2012 has been fired.

29 Nov 2012 09:57 AM
gochuck     

29 Nov 2012 09:58 AM
StrikitRich    [TotalFark]  
Headlock? Should have gone with a wedgie.

29 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
ObscureNameHere     

Smoky Dragon Dish: Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]


Yet somehow that xkcd missed Philosophy, which would be to the right of the mathematician.

Applied Philosophy = Science.

29 Nov 2012 10:03 AM
Amos Quito     
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OMG! Tommy Chong killed Harry Potter!

29 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
Needlessly Complicated     
Nerdy people problems

29 Nov 2012 10:08 AM
Aidan     

Smoky Dragon Dish: Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]


Awwww yeah. That's what I was thinking of. :)

29 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
Deep Contact     
How cruel to die in a headlock. In the US, he just would of been shot in the head. More effiecient, next problem.

29 Nov 2012 10:27 AM
Dirtybird971     
You want a Peace of me??

/damn hippies

29 Nov 2012 10:29 AM
splashing slashie     

Needlessly Complicated: Nerdy people problems


Nerd World Problems

FTFY

29 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
PapaChester     

ObscureNameHere: Smoky Dragon Dish: Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]

Yet somehow that xkcd missed Philosophy, which would be to the right of the mathematician.

Applied Philosophy = Science.


Nah. It's to the left of sociologists or we would have the same philosophic views as the ancient era philosophers. We do not, as when society changes, so do our view of right and wrong and other modes of thinking. But I would acquiesce that philosophy may loop around from the left of sociology and back to mathematics as the study of thinking tend to take one through all the sciences, if you are doing it right.


That being said, damn! Poor, poor Dr. Sivia. That has got to suck the biggest of donkey dicks. I can honestly say, I hope I never have to kill my best friend.

29 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
numbone     
Towel head -1
Five head - 0

29 Nov 2012 10:36 AM
heavymetal     
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29 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
Frankenstorm     
Why are Sikhs afraid of Steven?

29 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
darth_badger     

neilio42: This story makes me Sikh

/DNRTFA
//I did look at pictures


shakes tiny, impotent fist ...

29 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Bender The Offender     

Frankenstorm: Why are Sikhs afraid of Steven?


Because Stevens ate nein.

29 Nov 2012 10:47 AM
swahnhennessy     

Smoky Dragon Dish: You can't make this shiat up.


I suppose not. There's enough tackiness to that story that at first I assumed it was shenanigans, but by the time it all added up I realized it was just sad and awkward.

But really, who the hell emails someone to apologize for having just killed their husband?

29 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
ObscureNameHere     
I heard Arthur C. Clarke moved to Sri Lanka because he was feeling a little Sikh.

29 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
No Time To Explain     
kind of a sad story too

/nothing else really to say, could have ended worse?

29 Nov 2012 10:53 AM
Aidan     

swahnhennessy: Smoky Dragon Dish: You can't make this shiat up.

I suppose not. There's enough tackiness to that story that at first I assumed it was shenanigans, but by the time it all added up I realized it was just sad and awkward.

But really, who the hell emails someone to apologize for having just killed their husband?


I'm guessing the mathematician ain't exactly an extrovert...

29 Nov 2012 10:54 AM
Mr.Hawk     

rocketpants: lantawa: Mjeck: Goodbye cruel world? Really?

Goodbye cruel world? Really?

Goodbye cruel world?

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Is this an Onion article? Are we being had?

29 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
AbiNormal     

ObscureNameHere: Smoky Dragon Dish: Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]

Yet somehow that xkcd missed Philosophy, which would be to the right of the mathematician.

Applied Philosophy = Science.


Philosopher = Bullshiatter. Bullshiatting is not a science, it's an art.
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29 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
Nightenstaff     
"I'm terribly sorry but I've killed him, sorry Devinder."

Suddenly, that break up text from your girlfriend doesn't seem so impersonable.

29 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
GranoblasticMan     

Bender The Offender: Frankenstorm: Why are Sikhs afraid of Steven?

Because Steven ate nein naan.


29 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
pDiablo     
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approves

29 Nov 2012 11:41 AM
ObscureNameHere     

AbiNormal: ObscureNameHere: Smoky Dragon Dish: Aidan: That was a farking awesome article. Pure Fark goodness.

Couple of things. One; poor mathematician! It's pretty clear he didn't intend to kill the astrophysicist.

Two; I didn't realize mathematicians were so badass. I like it. Astrophysicists better step off.

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x308]

Yet somehow that xkcd missed Philosophy, which would be to the right of the mathematician.

Applied Philosophy = Science.

Philosopher = Bullshiatter. Bullshiatting is not a science, it's an art.
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Try educating yourself (I know it can be a challenge for the challenged). Where do you suppose 'scientific thought' came from?

29 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
Purdue_Pete     
What an astrophysicist might look like...

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Her name is Amy Mainzer... she is on "Universe" and part of NASA's JPL group. She makes space even more interesting and enjoyable to learn about...

29 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
AustinFakir     
Giving evidence at the inquest Professor Rawlings' wife Linda, 50, said he had initially suffered mental health "side effects" 15-years ago after taking the controversial anti-malaria drug Lariam during a holiday to Kenya.

I read up on anti-malarial options on travelers' forums a few months ago, and many people reported side effects from Lariam. Reports of strange dreams were the most common, followed by visual disturbances that lasted long after the last dose. The thing that impressed me most was that many of the people who reported strange dreams said it was so bad they switched to a different anti-malarial for their next trip and never took Lariam again. That was scary. How bad can dreams be? They didn't described them as nightmares, just said they were "disturbing."

29 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
germ78    [TotalFark]  
Note to self: never take anti-malarial drug Lariam.

29 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
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