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(The Awl)   Speaking the unspeakable: "Say, some of these TED talks are kinda . . . sorta . . . full of shiat"   (theawl.com) divider line 12
    More: Obvious, TED conference, desertification, Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, oversimplifications, Freakonomics, doomsday device, Ben Goldacre, Levitt  
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2014-02-06 08:50:43 PM  
12 votes:
I saw one with some asshole who runs some crappy "news" website and he was going on and on and on and on about patent trolls. Blah blah blah blah, so boring. We get it. Patent trolls are bad.
2014-02-06 09:57:18 PM  
4 votes:
That article is trying to trick people who hate Ted Talks into watching some Ted Talks.

/Hey - that would be a good Ted Talk topic
2014-02-06 09:35:56 PM  
3 votes:
I find them to be excellent source of information that mainstream science fails at.
2014-02-06 10:44:35 PM  
2 votes:

theorellior: As a rule, you should steer clear of any franchise that regularly involves Deepak Chopra being insightful.


God that man pisses me off.

Especially becuase I *KNOW* At some point someone has sat him down and explained "No, look. When a physicist uses the phrase 'observed' with regard to quantum mechanics, he doesn't mean it in the normal sense. He doesn't mean "A being looked or measured this in some way!" The physicist is using it as shorthand for "The universe interacted with this in, literally, ANY possible way.""

And he STUILL goes on with his bullshiat quantum woo and ARRRGGGHHH.

/PHYSICIST SMASH PUNY CON MAN.
//PHYSICIST NO LIKE CORRUPTION OF SCIENCE
2014-02-06 10:07:31 PM  
2 votes:
Maybe in 2004 they were cutting-edge shiat, but these days they're just a way for the 1%ers to pretend they're being deep and thoughtful and paradigm-breaking. I do some design and printing work for a local VC firm that lurves them some TED Talks. They even put on their own TED Talk rip-off conference in the summer. It's about as intellectual as cellulose spray insulation.

As a rule, you should steer clear of any franchise that regularly involves Deepak Chopra being insightful.
2014-02-07 05:23:45 AM  
1 votes:

freakingmoron: Fark Ted.

How is it that a group promulgating the spread of ideas and knowledge incapable of providing captions for the deaf and the hearing impaired? How about a transcript? This is not rocket science, supergeniuses.

/deaf guy


brotheryellow.com

/obligatory

sorry, I meant
/OBLIGATORY!!!
2014-02-07 02:33:44 AM  
1 votes:
Fark Ted.

How is it that a group promulgating the spread of ideas and knowledge incapable of providing captions for the deaf and the hearing impaired? How about a transcript? This is not rocket science, supergeniuses.

/deaf guy
2014-02-07 01:26:43 AM  
1 votes:
You know what i hate about TED talks?

The fact that they are just a dramatic reading of a blog post.
2014-02-06 10:35:36 PM  
1 votes:

PanicMan: Evil? Really.  That's the word you went with.


Well, they'd be evil if people actually paid attention to them and followed their advice. Luckily no one does that.
2014-02-06 09:56:03 PM  
1 votes:
TED Talks haven't been good since like 2009.  How do people not know this?
2014-02-06 09:55:55 PM  
1 votes:
The TED talks lost all credibility when they had this jackwagon speak:

upload.wikimedia.org
2014-02-06 07:10:35 PM  
1 votes:
For a medium that is supposed to liberate us from silly, unfounded "absolutes", the internet culture seems to shake a new one out of its sleeves every three days, based upon hit count and viral ubiquity.
 
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