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Thread: Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist and SETI supporter, dies at 65

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    Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist and SETI supporter, dies at 65

    RIP Paul Allen.

    Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma on Monday afternoon.

    Allen's Vulcan Inc. announced that he died in Seattle at 65 years old.

    Allen's sister, Jody, said he was "a remarkable individual on every level."

    "While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul's family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern," she said in a statement. "For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day."

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    Cancer sucks.
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    Also one of the sponsors of SpaceShipOne* (https://www.space.com/19333-paul-allen.html), and more recently quite profilic in shipwreck archaeology (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RV_Petrel).

    *The first place I learned his name, actually.
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    That just sucks.
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    The Allen Array is named after him.
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    I wonder if Stratolaunch will survive his loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by publiusr View Post
    I wonder if Stratolaunch will survive his loss.
    Hope so. I really want to see that thing fly. The airplane, of course, I don't care all that much about the rockets.
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    I visited his extraordinary museum in Seattle recently, the guitars, the film set guns and costumes, actually just like many electronic engineers I have known, but with the money to be eclectic.
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