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Thursday, 8 February 2018

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

quote [ With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF's founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF. It is no exaggeration to say... ]

An amazing man. I had the pleasure of meeting him?truly inspiring.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+7 Sad]
[by Bob Denver@12:13amGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

John Mahoney, Beloved Frasier Father, Dies at 77

quote [ The English-American actor, who won a Tony in 1986, passed away on Sunday. ]

I have a friend in town, he's heard your name
[SFW] [obituaries] [+8 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:37amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Ikea founder Kamprad dies at 91

quote [ The billionaire Swede Ingvar Kamprad founded the pioneering furniture retailer at the age of 17. ]

selling furniture for college kids and divorced men
[SFW] [obituaries] [+5 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:44pmGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 27 January 2018

?Beetle Bailey? cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

quote [ Walker?s work ethic was defined by ?Beetle Bailey,? the longest-running comic strip drawn by its original creator in the history of comics, but he published eight other strips at various points of his career. Among those was ?Hi and Lois,? a ?Beetle? spinoff he launched in 1954 with Dik Browne, future creator of ?Hagar the Horrible.? ]

American eagle stingin up blue Beetle Bailey
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:54pmGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Warren Miller, the ski bum whose films made him king of the slopes, dies at 93

quote [ Warren Miller, a veteran moviemaker whose annual ski films heralded the start of a new season for millions of fans for more than six decades, has died ]

And the hits just keep rolling on...

[SFW] [obituaries] [+6 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:46pmGMT] [2 comments]



Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The grandmother of the web has passed

quote [ The computer scientist Mary Lee Berners-Lee, who has died aged 93, was on the programming team for the computer that in 1951 became the first in the world to be sold commercially: the Ferranti Mark I. She led a successful campaign at Ferranti for equal pay for male and female programmers, almost two decades before the Equal Pay Act came into force. As a young mother in the mid-1950s she set up on her own as a home-based software consultant, making her one of the world?s first freelance programmers. ]
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by foobar@8:59amGMT] [2 comments]

Joe Frank, radio hero, has passed away.

quote [ Joe Frank, who stretched the boundaries of radio storytelling with mind-bending, absurdist monologues often fueled by his neuroses and his dark view of the world, died on Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 79. ]

Joe Frank made some of the best radio I've heard. His delivery and creativity put him in a class of creators that I'm just glad enough other people like that he got to continue doing it.

[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by DirtyBirdy@5:32amGMT] [1 comment]

Tinky Winky star dead, aged 52

quote [ Simon Shelton Barnes has died at the age of 52. The man behind Tinky Winky, who carried the infamous handbag on Telly Tubbies has died... ]

I wonder if Falwell will say he died from AIDS.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+3 Informative]
[by rylex@5:31amGMT] [5 comments]

Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88

quote [ Ms. Le Guin brought literary elegance and a feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy tales, drawing millions of readers around the world. ]

It's the times...we are losing the greats. RIP

[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@1:07amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 19 January 2018

Wayne’s World | Adam Weinstein

quote [ Investigative reporters are insecure and imprudently curious. It drives our work and it savages our lives. ]

A behind-the-scenes cry for help from the death throes of journalism.
[SFW] [obituaries]
[by raphael_the_turtle@8:18pmGMT] [0 comments]



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