geeks at sunhelp.org
Fri Jul 27 04:18:54 CDT 2001
Feynman is one of my personal heroes. The guy could do cube roots of
arbitrarilty large number in his head faster than you could key them into a
calculator... now that's a neat trick.
The texts of many of his lectures are also online, and there are lots of
sites dedicated to him.
From: geeks-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:geeks-admin at sunhelp.org]On Behalf
Of Ken Hansen
Sent: 25 July 2001 21:25
To: 'geeks at sunhelp.org'
Subject: RE: [geeks] Funny
Don't forget Feyneman (sp) - another funny/intersting/insightful scientist!
(although I find myself creeped out by his man servant that has taken up
pushing his legacy)...
From: joshua d boyd [mailto:jdboyd at cs.millersville.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2001 2:30 PM
To: geeks at sunhelp.org
Subject: [geeks] Funny
I'm reading a Stephen Hawking lecture. He is pretty interesting to
read. And, he has some funny parts.
On Black Holes:
To Americans, it suggested something dark and mysterious, while to the
British, there was the added resonance of the Black Hole of Calcutta. But
the French, being French, saw a more risqu meaning. For years, they
resisted the name, trou noir, claiming it was obscene.
You can throw television sets, diamond rings, or even your worst enemies
into a black hole, and all the black hole will remember, is the total
mass, and the state of rotation. John Wheeler called this, 'A Black Hole
Has No Hair.' To the French, this just confirmed their suspicions.
I'm going to have to consider buying his book now.
Joshua D. Boyd
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