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Bill Collins (p/w), instrumental in the development of the Chorleywood Process (for making bread) died last month aged 89. More here.

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24 minutes ago, time said:

(for making bread) ]

 

What colour bread? White or.....brown...bread...?

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Gordon Pettengill (wiki), American radio astronomer and physicist, reportedly dead at 95 according to this UCLA professor on Twitter:
 

 

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Dr. Spencer Silver, the 3M scientist who invented the adhesive for "post-it" notes, has died aged 80.

 

 

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China lost two of its brightest minds today.

 

Agronomist Yuan Longping, who developed hybrid rice in the 70s and was considered a national hero, died at 90. Yesterday rumours of death began to circulated, but where dispelled by the hospital, which said Yuan was however "not in a good way". He died this morning of multiple organ failure. He was quite well last year as I recall he was put in a committee to fight COVID.

 

Surgeon Wu Mengchao has died at 98. Considered the father of hepatobiliary surgery in China, he was operating until 2018. After his retirement his health quickly declined and he was hospitalized last October with multiple health issues, which prompted me to pick him in Arghton's One for Country Game, now defunct. According to reports he spent the last months bedridden watching Tom & Jerry. Despite his conditions being irreversible he never lost his optimism.

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NASA announcing the death of Stuart Ross Taylor (wiki) aged 95.
 

A planetary scientist who studied the geology of the Moon through lunar samples collected on various NASA missions.

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John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the antivirus software, dead in prison in Spain in an apparent suicide as he was awaiting extradition to the US.

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20 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the antivirus software, dead in prison in Spain in an apparent suicide as he was awaiting extradition to the US.

 At the risk of fuelling conspiracy theories...

 

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21 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the antivirus software, dead in prison in Spain in an apparent suicide as he was awaiting extradition to the US.

 

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Just now, Joey Russ said:

 

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At least he never died of coronavirus

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

John McAfee, computer programmer and founder of the antivirus software, dead in prison in Spain in an apparent suicide as he was awaiting extradition to the US.

For 25.99 he could have had another 12 months protection. 

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10 minutes ago, Paul Bearer said:

For 25.99 he could have had another 12 months protection. 

If it turns out he has been done in by Prince Philip the CIA, can I get a refund on my "Livesafe" software?

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20 minutes ago, Joey Russ said:

 

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I have some friends who live in Sant Esteve Sesrovires. 

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First BBC Breaking alert death since Prince Philip. Surprised he didn't have his own thread tbh.

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Talk about a botched system reboot....

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32 minutes ago, Spade_Cooley said:

First BBC Breaking alert death since Prince Philip. Surprised he didn't have his own thread tbh.

With a quick search, seems like he wasn't really talked about here but he was a fucking mess (in many ways) got into some kind of trouble every year and the only things I'm suprised about was that it was so sudden and that it was a suicide.

He used drugs, had problems with the police, took a ton of risks and probably had a lot of enemies.

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McAfee seems like the kind of guy who desperately wants to be murdered as part of some goverment conspiracy. Unfortunately for him, nobody cared enough so he had to do it himself.

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Dr. Ruth H. Pater, Ph.D. (82), a longtime NASA researcher specializing in the field of materials science, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2021.  As a senior polymer scientist at NASA, Dr. Pater engaged in pioneering research on high-temperature polymeric materials suitable for aerospace and industrial applications.  Dr. Pater received numerous the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal and the International R&D 100 Award in 1992 for her development of a high-temperature polyimide resin known as LaRC RP46, and the NASA Commercial Invention of the Year Award in 2005 for her development of commercial technologies employing the LaRC RP46 polyimide resin.

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On 22/05/2021 at 15:33, drol said:

China lost two of its brightest minds today.

 

Agronomist Yuan Longping, who developed hybrid rice in the 70s and was considered a national hero, died at 90. Yesterday rumours of death began to circulated, but where dispelled by the hospital, which said Yuan was however "not in a good way". He died this morning of multiple organ failure. He was quite well last year as I recall he was put in a committee to fight COVID.

Only other World Food Prize Chinese winner, former Minister of Agriculture He Kang, dead at 98. Inaugural winner M. S. Swaminathan still alive at 95, now the oldest living winner.

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Evolutionary biologist and geneticist Richard Lewontin, who worked to develop the mathematical basis of population genetics and evolutionary theory, died at 92 years:

https://universoracionalista.org/richard-lewontin-biologo-evolutivo-pioneiro-e-critico-do-racismo-cientifico-morre-aos-92-anos/

He laid the foundations for the modern field of molecular evolution.

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Reports filtering through that Albert Bandura, an apparent giant in the field of psychology and DDP Pick 2021, has died at the age of 95: 

 

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