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    Maurice Bluestein, Who Modernized the Wind Chill Index, Dies at 76

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/s...bituaries&_r=0
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    Does that mean it's not going to be as cold this winter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    Does that mean it's not going to be as cold this winter?
    Chill, dude!
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Chill, dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post


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    Greg Escalante, Champion of ‘Lowbrow’ Art, Dies at 62

    This guy had a hard time appreciating the middle of the road art world.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/15/a...bituaries&_r=0
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    Lotfi Zadeh, Father of Mathematical ‘Fuzzy Logic,’ Dies at 96

    "In academic circles, Professor Zadeh’s work was controversial and sometimes ridiculed, in part because it challenged other forms of mathematics and in part because of his terminology. “Fuzzy logic” seemed to make fun of itself.

    But the logic itself was not fuzzy, said Professor Timothy Ross of the University of New Mexico. It was a way of dealing with “fuzzy sets,” collections of information whose boundaries were vague or imprecise. Over the years it proved to be an enormously influential idea."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/s...n%2Fobituaries


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    Vincent Scully, Yale scholar who explored architecture’s humanizing force, dies at 97

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    Naomi Parker Fraley, the Real Rosie the Riveter, Dies at 96

    Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/o...ies-at-96.html
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    Kitty O’Neil, Stuntwoman and Speed Racer, Is Dead at 72.

    After deciding that diving “wasn’t scary enough for me,” she found her métier astride motorcycles and at the helm of rocket-fueled cars and later became a stuntwoman.

    "Her speed peaked briefly at 618 miles per hour, and with a second explosive run measured over one kilometer, she attained an average speed of 512.7 m.p.h., shattering the land-speed record for women by about 200 m.p.h."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/06/o...n%2Fobituaries
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    Not an inventor, but a very successful industrial designer.

    Sewing machines, garbage cans and most notably the View Master courtesy of Charles Harrison:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/o...n%2Fobituaries
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    Alan Rogan, Keeper of Rock Guitars, Smashed Ones Included, Dies at 68.


    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/a...ogan-dead.html
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