The RIP Thread

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  1. Sooperhoop

    Sooperhoop Well-Known Member

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    The true hero of Munich, Harry Gregg has passed away. Sadly and amazingly, he never had a winner's medal in his time with United...

     
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    Rest in Peace Harry
     
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    Gutted. His work on Screamadelica was a pivotal moment in my musical journey .

    RIP Andrew
     
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    Hard to believe she was 70, one of the regular BBC astronomy presenters on Blue Peter and The Sky at Night, RIP...

     
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    not mr cut and paste


    Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74
    • 20 February 2020
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    Image caption Larry Tesler, pictured at the PC Forum in 1989, worked to make computers more accessible
    Larry Tesler, an icon of early computing, has died at the age of 74.

    Mr Tesler started working in Silicon Valley in the early 1960s, at a time when computers were inaccessible to the vast majority of people.

    It was thanks to his innovations - which included the "cut", "copy" and "paste" commands - that the personal computer became simple to learn and use.

    Xerox, where Mr Tesler spent part of his career, paid tribute to him.

    "The inventor of cut/copy & paste, find & replace, and more, was former Xerox researcher Larry Tesler," the company tweeted. "Your workday is easier thanks to his revolutionary ideas."

    Mr Tesler was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1945, and studied at Stanford University in California.

    After graduating, he specialised in user interface design - that is, making computer systems more user-friendly.

    He worked for a number of major tech firms during his long career. He started at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Parc), before Steve Jobs poached him for Apple, where he spent 17 years and rose to chief scientist.

    After leaving Apple he set up an education start-up, and worked for brief periods at Amazon and Yahoo.


    Media captionIn 2012, Larry Tesler spoke with the BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones
    In 2012, he told the BBC of Silicon Valley: "There's almost a rite of passage - after you've made some money, you don't just retire, you spend your time funding other companies.

    "There's a very strong element of excitement, of being able to share what you've learned with the next generation."

    'A counterculture vision'
    Possibly Mr Tesler's most famous innovation, the cut and paste command, was reportedly based on the old method of editing in which people would physically cut portions of printed text and glue them elsewhere.

    The command was incorporated in Apple's software on the Lisa computer in 1983, and the original Macintosh that was released the following year.

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    Image caption Mr Tesler, pictured in 1991, was an avowed opponent of computer "modes"
    One of Mr Tesler's firmest beliefs was that computer systems should stop using "modes", which were common in software design at the time.

    Modes allow users to switch between functions on software and apps but make computers both time-consuming and complicated.

    So strong was this belief that Mr Tesler's website was called "nomodes.com", his Twitter handle was "@nomodes", and even his car's registration plate was "No Modes".

    Silicon Valley's Computer History Museum said Mr Tesler "combined computer science training with a counterculture vision that computers should be for everyone".
     
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    David Rainford, one of the 'Eggheads' on BBC1 has passed away aged 51. By all accounts, he was one of the nicest people you could wish to meet. RIP David.

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    Never heard from of him but RIP
     
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    Never watched Eggheads Jeff? Great show if you like quizzes.



    He also won £250,000 on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

     
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    51 is way too young.....
    RIP
     
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    Clever guy. What a shame. RIP David
     
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    No that quiz show didn’t appeal
     
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    Michel Roux, the UK's first Michelin Star winner has passed away...

     
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    I didn't realise that Michel Roux Jnr was his nephew, I always thought that he was his son. RIP
     
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    Veteran radio DJ Pete Mitchell, who championed a generation of indie bands, has died aged 61.
    The former BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music broadcaster, originally from Crumpsall in Manchester, collapsed while walking near his home in Stockport on Thursday.
    A statement from family friend Jo Houlcroft confirmed the father-of-two's death.
    Across a 34-year career, Mitchell championed dozens of acts from his home city, as well as The Charlatans.
    "Pete collapsed whilst out walking near his home in Stockport, the cause of his death is still unknown but he was not thought to be displaying any signs of illness," Ms Houlcroft said.
    "He was knowledgeable and passionate about music of all genres, discovering and supporting many bands and was a huge part of the Manchester music scene.
    "His wife Helen and two grown-up sons Adam and Sean are devastated by their loss."
    The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess tweeted that Mitchell was "one of the first DJs to play and champion The Charlatans".

    Mitchell, who began his career as a cricket commentator at Red Rose Radio in Lancashire, held posts at stations including Manchester's Piccadilly Radio, Radio X and Absolute Radio, and was one half of the duo Pete And Geoff, with Geoff Lloyd, on Virgin Radio.
    IQ, his specialist weekend programme on Key 103 in the 1990s, became an important platform for rising acts such as Oasis, 808 State and Happy Mondays.
    BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Chris Hawkins said: "Pete Mitchell was not only a brilliant and passionate DJ but a really honest bloke and a lovely, supportive person."
    A statement from BBC Radio 2 said: "We are saddened to hear of the passing of the much respected music radio presenter Pete Mitchell."

    RIP. Pete.
     
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    RIP Pete - sad news <peacedove>
     
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