Where Minotaurs Come From.
Minding my own business.
Dreams VS Reality.
News Anchors Fails of 2011.
Tasty Burger. Classic Samuel Jackson.
Just a flesh wound.
Bring out your dead!
From Full Metal Jacket.
Bob & Tom at it again.
This is hilarious.
I believe the medical term for this is headupassitis.
Texting gone bad.
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- TED: Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - Jeremy Kasdin (2014)Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph plan […]TEDTalks
- TED: Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be - Norman Spack (2013)Puberty is an awkward time for just about everybody, but for transgender teens it can be a nightmare, as they grow overnight into bodies they aren't comfortable with. In a heartfelt talk, endocrinologist Norman Spack tells a personal story of how he became one of the few doctors in the US to treat minors with hormone replacement therapy. By staving off […]TEDTalks
- TED: Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar - Jennifer Senior (2014)The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more ach […]TEDTalks
- TED: David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? - David Brooks (2014)Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two […]TEDTalks
- TED: David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs - David Sengeh (2014)What drove David Sengeh to create a more comfortable prosthetic limb? He grew up in Sierra Leone, and too many of the people he loves are missing limbs after the brutal civil war there. When he noticed that people who had prosthetics weren’t actually wearing them, the TED Fellow set out to discover why — and to solve the problem with his team from the MIT Me […]TEDTalks
- TED: Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world - Louie Schwartzberg (2014)We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries o […]TEDTalks
- TED: Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic - Christopher Emdin (2013)What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the […]TEDTalks
- TED: Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work - Amanda Burden (2014)More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What makes it possible? In part, it’s the city’s great public spaces — from tiny pocket parks to long waterfront promenades — where people can stroll and play. Amanda Burden helped plan some of the city’s newest public spaces, drawing on her experience as, surprisingly, an animal behav […]TEDTalks
- TED: Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform - Lawrence Lessig (2014)Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz's tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption. In this fiery, deeply personal talk, he calls for all citizens to engage, and offers a heartfelt reminder to never […]TEDTalks
- TED: Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think - Jennifer Golbeck (2013)Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute -- and why she thinks we should return the control of […]TEDTalks
- Google Glass: I Have Better Things to Do With $1,500 April 17, 2014I didn't apply to be one of the early "explorers" when Google first made its "Glass" wearable computing device available last year, and I didn't opt-in when they sold them online to anyone willing to pay $1,500. Although I don't own Google Glass, I have tried it. Part of the reason, of course, is the price. I have better th […]
- See What It's Like To Be Six Years Old And Steering A Harley Davidson (VIDEO) April 17, 2014Would you let your six-year old drive a motorcycle? That's the question going around after the YouTube user jacob hughes posted the video above on April 13 of his helmeted child at the handlebars of their Harley Davidson. A fierce debate is raging about the dangers of their trip down a two-lane road in an arid landscape. Some commenters insist the dad, […]
- How to Lie With Data Visualization April 17, 2014Data visualization is one of the most important tools we have to analyze data. But it's just as easy to mislead as it is to educate using charts and graphs. In this article we'll take a look at 3 of the most common ways in which visualizations can be misleading. Truncated Y-Axis One of the easiest ways to misrepresent your data is by messing with t […]
- Jayne County, Transgender Icon, Allegedly Banned From Facebook For 'Transphobic Slurs' April 17, 2014Following a week of controversy surrounding language and its use against and in the transgender and drag communities, transgender icon Jayne County claims to have found herself banned from Facebook for using words that some activists have stated are transphobic. Jayne County, hailed as one of rock n' roll's first gender variant icons and a fixture […]
- Why the Future Belongs to Google -- Part II April 17, 2014If you have read the first part of this series, I have written about the strengths and foibles of two enormous tech giants -- Apple and Microsoft. In the final part of this series, I am turning my attention to another giant and delving deep into the big G. Big as a Galaxy They're responsible for a sixth of Korea's economy, played the protagonist in […]
- One In Three Americans Think We'll Develop Space Colonies And More By 2064 April 17, 2014What will the world be like in 2064? Just imagine: Will we have robot caregivers, like in the freaky sci-fi flick "I, Robot?" Will we be able to teleport using a transporter just like on the TV show "Star Trek?" Those may be things only seen in Hollywood productions... for now. Many Americans think they will be a part of our future in mer […]
- Disruption of Privacy: Ladar Levison and Lavabit April 17, 2014Ladar Levison has lost in the US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. We've all read Orwell, and casually discussed the notion of "Big Brother," but there are some people that have experienced the disruption of privacy firsthand. Friday at 5 p.m. is usually a great time of day. It's the end of the week. Maybe you cut out of work early to get a s […]
- Twitter Pegs the 'Awesome Meter' -- Site Changes You'll Love and What They Mean April 17, 2014I love Twitter! It is my favorite social media site, just the way it is, for lots of reasons. Twitter has been the single most valuable driver of my business. So, when Twitter, in their official blog, says they are going to be making massive changes over the next few weeks, I worry. Well, I have researched the changes they are proposing and have come to a co […]
- Yes, Netflix And Hulu Are Starting To Kill Cable April 17, 2014Cable companies, you've been put on notice. Cord cutting -- ditching your steep monthly cable or satellite bill and instead watching video online -- is on the rise, according to a new report from Experian Marketing Services. In fact, some young adults may never even pay for cable TV in their lifetimes. The percentage of cord-cutters, which Experian cons […]
- Facebook Will Now Tell Your 'Friends' When You Are Nearby April 17, 2014Facebook has always been creepy. But now it's allowing you to be creepy, too! The site started rolling out an "optional" new mobile feature Thursday called Nearby Friends, which alerts you when your friends are nearby (and vice versa.) But if you fear weirdos, don't worry: The feature will only load if you opt-in and turn it on. Facebook […]