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2012-11-13 05:51:45 PM  
Thanks subs.

I really thought I'd see the one on toilets, here.
 
2012-11-13 06:03:33 PM  
Who is Bill Gate?

/sorry, had to
 
2012-11-13 06:07:18 PM  
www.voidspace.org.uk
 
2012-11-13 06:07:37 PM  
www.gripyajoystick.com
 
2012-11-13 06:07:39 PM  
Unless one of these inspired him to invent Excel, Word, and Powerpoint, it doesn't matter.
 
2012-11-13 06:09:26 PM  
Seen all but the David Blaine one. Additional favorites are those by Sir Ken Robinson, the other (I think two) by Hans Rosling, "Battling Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre, Stephen Ritz with Green Bronx Machine (not information rich or descriptive, sadly), and the Reggie Watts talk which is absolutely hilarious.
 
2012-11-13 06:10:44 PM  
Apostrophe fail, subby
 
2012-11-13 06:24:39 PM  
TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.
 
2012-11-13 06:26:21 PM  
Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good, as were Ken Robinson's. I YouTube them, and listen, and enjoy, but I still have no idea what convention or conference or trade meeting all of these take place at. I'm simply not motivated enough to google it. If only there were a series of talks designed to increase my motivation and love of learning...
 
2012-11-13 06:28:35 PM  

sanriosucks: Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good


Surprises me, still not going to watch it because I was there for this.
 
2012-11-13 06:31:58 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: sanriosucks: Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good

Surprises me, still not going to watch it because I was there for this.


Ha, saw david blane on that list and was like pshh, that guy who did an AMA on reddit yesterday is way cooler than him
 
2012-11-13 06:39:13 PM  

DrPainMD: TED...condensed books for...wannabes.


Condensed that for you.
 
2012-11-13 06:47:53 PM  

DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.


You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.
 
2012-11-13 06:57:12 PM  
#14 on the list - Steve Job's Graduation Speech
 
2012-11-13 07:03:48 PM  
I'd like to hear some of the Bohemian Grove presentations that influenced Bill Gates, but it's easier to find out where the local fight club is.
 
2012-11-13 07:10:29 PM  
Atul Gawande's book "Better" is fantastic. Didn't know he did a TED talk.

Thanks subs.
 
2012-11-13 07:25:10 PM  
huff... puff.. gasp... UUUUUHHHH

Bill and Ted! Bill and Ted...

whew...
 
2012-11-13 07:37:09 PM  
TED talks: Because the name "public masturbation videos" was taken.
 
2012-11-13 07:47:14 PM  
TED has some amazing speakers.

I just saw one Paul Stamets gave, and while he's a bit out there, I want his carpenter ant final solution for my house and see if it works on pavement and sugar ants.
 
2012-11-13 07:48:40 PM  
Whoah!
 
2012-11-13 08:06:24 PM  
The talk about introverts is dead-on.

/introvert

meat0918: I just saw one Paul Stamets gave, and while he's a bit out there, I want his carpenter ant final solution for my house and see if it works on pavement and sugar ants.


Paul's a bit of a flake, but his heart is in the right place. Here's his website.
 
2012-11-13 09:10:29 PM  
A talk that helped to change my worldview

Link
 
2012-11-13 09:16:07 PM  
Beat Subby with the APOSTROPHISOR!!!!!
 
2012-11-13 09:52:39 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.

You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.


I'll have to look for that. I like TED Talks, but if you really want something that will get you thinking, read Douglas Hofstadter's, "Gödel, Escher, Bach."
 
2012-11-13 09:57:16 PM  
This is one of my favorite TED Talks: Child-Driven Education
 
2012-11-13 10:03:39 PM  
This is the one for me The Design of the Universe
 
2012-11-13 10:07:18 PM  
I get it, its funny that the apostrophes dicked up so its a greenlight. It should read "Gate's' " and be pronounced "Gate-ses" like the Jones'es, Smithss'es, Jets'es, Giants'es, penise's.
 
2012-11-13 10:20:33 PM  
The "surprising decline in violence" one is pretty mind-blowing.
 
2012-11-13 10:38:09 PM  

simusid: This is the one for me The Design of the Universe


Good topic, but the presenter bugged me. He sounded really nervous, and he talked too fast.
 
2012-11-13 10:50:58 PM  
Is he like BILL BRASKY?
 
2012-11-13 11:35:28 PM  
Who cares?

If Gates lives in such a cloistered world that he needs TED talks to expand his 'world view' ESPECIALLY ONE BY HIS WIFE WHO HE SEES/TALKS TO EVERY FREAKING DAY then maybe, just maybe ol' Bill should get out on his own a little bit more.
 
2012-11-14 12:27:26 AM  

DrPainMD: Skirl Hutsenreiter: DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.

You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.

I'll have to look for that. I like TED Talks, but if you really want something that will get you thinking, read Douglas Hofstadter's, "Gödel, Escher, Bach."


TED talks are though provoking in the same way that watching an extended trailer for a good documentary is. They just give you ideas about what you might want to explore further.
 
2012-11-14 01:24:37 AM  

Badgers: [www.voidspace.org.uk image 790x431]


Your comic forgot the group possessive apostrophe.
 
2012-11-14 02:36:56 AM  
Clifford Stoll's talk is fun, in part because he himself is pretty darn different and awesome. Anyone who decides to teach grade school science when he could just as easily be a college professor, sees the world just a wee bit differently. The video was titled 18 minutes with an agile mind but seems now it's titled The Call to Learn.
 
2012-11-14 08:14:08 AM  
No Weyland?
 
2012-11-14 09:12:53 AM  

mgshamster: This is one of my favorite TED Talks: Child-Driven Education


This one was great: http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html
 
2012-11-14 09:18:45 AM  
Vajayjay Tumor?
 
2012-11-14 09:20:51 AM  
any other cant misses?
 
2012-11-14 10:59:49 AM  
All the Hans Rosling talks are awesome. +++ for including him
 
2012-11-14 11:42:11 AM  
 
2012-11-14 02:41:35 PM  

ciberido: bostonowns: any other cant misses?

I like this one: Ramachandran on Capgras syndrome, Phantom Limb Pain and Synesthesia


I almost posted that one with my other suggestion. That's also one of my favorites.
 
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