Archive for the ‘Enlightenment’ Category

How You Really Make Decisions – BBC Science Documentaries

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Sir your munkey!

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Political Ponerology – Science on The Nature of Evil adjusted for Politica

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

The political ponerology is an interdisciplinary study of social issues primarily associated with Polish psychiatrist Andrzej Ɓobaczewski.[1] As a discipline it makes use of data from psychology, sociology, philosophy, and history to account for such phenomena as aggressive warethnic cleansinggenocide, and despotism.

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Video: Without Bound – Perspectives on Mobile Living Documentary

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

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Jean Shepherd’s “I Libertine” Literary Hoax

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014


Jim Dude: The various projects thereof

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Just got off of the phone with Jim Dude.  He is quite a character and I will be talking to him more.

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Asterisk was a functional concept, but had no real way of becoming a practical useful thing, since it didnt, at that time, have a concept of being able to talk directly (or very well indirectly for that matter, being that there wasnt much, if any, in the way of practical VOIP hardware available) to any Telecom hardware (phones, lines, etc). Its marriage with the Zapata Telephony system concept and hardware/driver/ library design and interface allowed it to grow to be a real switch, that could talk to real telephones, lines, etc. 

Video: Paul Ekman: Outsmart Evolution and Master Your Emotions

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

I have used the technique detailed in this video where you put on your face what you want to feel.  For me it was sun shiney happiness that I wanted to feel.

Video: Allan Pease: Communications differences between women and men

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Is funny as well as instructional.

Video: Allan Pease: The art of giving a compliment and using it to appear taller, younger, slimmer

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Compliments are used to open a person up.  The structure of the compliment is: Person's Name + Compliment + why you like the attribute complimented + open ended question.

Matt Drudge at the National Press Club in 1998

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

The corporate media was not happy when Drudge was asked to speak before the National Press Club.

Video: Evolution, Emotion, and Reason: Emotions – Series on the evolutionary origins of emotion

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

See Academic Earth  for more.  There are various lectures from MIT, Harvard.

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This class is an introduction to the evolutionary analysis of human emotions, how they work, why they exist, and what they communicate. In particular, this lecture discusses three interesting case studies, that of happiness (e.g., smiling), fear and the emotions we feel towards our relatives. Finally, this lecture ends with a brief discussion of babies' emotional responses to their caregivers.