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There are forty people in adactio’s collective.

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  1. Saron Yitbarek and Jeremy Keith - Command Line Heroes Live Podcast - View Source 2019

    #jeremykeith #saronyitbarek #javascript #commandlineheroes #viewsourceconf Command Line Heroes (an original podcast from Red Hat) shines a light on the developers, programmers, hackers, geeks, and open source rebels transforming the world of tech.

    Direct from the View Source conference in Amsterdam, Saron Yitbarek hosts this live version of the "Creating JavaScript" episode. Jeremy Keith will join her to talk about how a last-minute moonshot became one of the biggest programming languages of the web.

    Original video:
    Downloaded by on Fri Dec 6 23:31:25 2019 Available for 30 days after download

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  2. An Unsettling Sound Walk | KALW

    The history of California’s indigenous culture is all around us, but that history is often hidden beneath layers of modern development. Take Emeryville’s

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  3. Designed to Intimidate | On the Media | WNYC Studios

    The impeachment hearings, lessons from Watergate, and this billionaire moment.

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  4. Engage the Heart and Mind Through the Connected Classroom – Teaching in Higher Ed

    I’m not going to be there and lecture; I want to really connect with my students.

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  5. Episode 226 – Create Your Own Website Write about What You Discover and Be Dependable with Jeremy Keith – IT Career Energizer

    Jeremy Keith is a web developer at Clearleft, a design agency that he co-founded, in 2005.

    He is the author of several books about web design and is a regular speaker at conferences across the world.

    He is also an organiser of events, including the recent Patterns Day 2 in Brighton.


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  6. 72 | César Hidalgo on Information in Societies, Economies, and the Universe – Sean Carroll

    Maxwell’s Demon is a famous thought experiment in which a mischievous imp uses knowledge of the velocities of gas molecules in a box to decrease the entropy of the gas, which could then be used to do useful work such as pushing a piston. This is a classic example of converting information (what the gas molecules are doing) into work. But of course that kind of phenomenon is much more widespread — it happens any time a company or organization hires someone in order to take advantage of their know-how. César Hidalgo has become an expert in this relationship between information and work, both at the level of physics and how it bubbles up into economies and societies. Looking at the world through the lens of information brings new insights into how we learn things, how economies are structured, and how novel uses of data will transform how we live.

    César Hidalgo received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Notre Dame. He currently holds an ANITI Chair at the University of Toulouse, an Honorary Professorship at the University of Manchester, and a Visiting Professorship at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. From 2010 to 2019, he led MIT’s Collective Learning group. He is the author of Why Information Grows and co-author of The Atlas of Economic Complexity. He is a co-founder of Datawheel, a data visualization company whose products include the Observatory of Economic Complexity.

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  7. Hunter S. Thompson on Studs Terkel’s Radio Program (1972)

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  8. The Curator’s Code | On the Media | WNYC Studios

    One of the greatest assets of the internet is that it leads to great content discoveries that readers might not otherwise be able to find. One of the biggest liabilities is that conte…

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  9. Eat Like The Ancient Babylonians: Researchers Cook Up Nearly 4,000-Year-Old Recipes

    What did a meal taste like nearly 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylonia? Pretty good, according to a team of international scholars who have deciphered and are re-creating what are considered to be the world’s oldest-known culinary recipes.

    The recipes were inscribed on ancient Babylonian tablets that researchers have known about since early in the 20th century but that were not properly translated until the end of the century.

    The tablets are part of the Yale Babylonian Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum. Three of the tablets date back to the Old Babylonian period, no later than 1730 B.C., according to Harvard University Assyriologist and cuneiform scholar Gojko Barjamovic, who put together the interdisciplinary team that is reviving these ancient recipes in the kitchen. A fourth tablet was produced about 1,000 years later. All four tablets are from the Mesopotamian region, in what is today Turkey, Syria, Iran and Iraq.

    For a long time, says Barjamovic, scholars thought the tablets might be medical texts. In the 1940s, a researcher named Mary Hussey suggested the writing was actually recipes, but "people really didn’t believe her" at the time, he says.

    "The tablets all list recipes that include instructions on how to prepare them," the authors write in a piece about their work published in Lapham’s Quarterly earlier this year. "One is a summary collection of twenty-five recipes of stews or broths with brief directions. The other two tablets contain fewer recipes, each described in much more detail. "

    The researchers write that the "stews represent an early stage of a long tradition that is still dominant in Iraqi cuisine" — specifically, aromatic lamb stews "often slightly thickened, enhanced with rendered sheep’s tail fat, and flavored with a combination of spices and herbs and members of the Allium family, such as onion, garlic, and leek. These seem to be direct descendants of the Babylonian versions found on the culinary tablet with stew recipes."

    So far, the cooking team — which also includes a food historian, a curator, a chemical biologist specializing in food, a professional chef and an expert on cultural heritage — has re-created three stews. "One is a beet stew, one is vegetarian, and the final one has lamb in it," says Barjamovic.

    NPR’s Scott Simon spoke with Barjamovic about the research. A transcript of their conversation, edited for clarity, follows.

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  10. Talking Politics: Esther Duflo

    David and Helen talk to Nobel Prize-winning economist (the youngest ever!) Esther Duflo about how to do economics better. From investing in left-behind places to helping people adapt to change, we discuss good and bad economic ideas about some of the biggest challenges we face, and how it all connects back to politics. Plus we talk about what some of the world’s richest countries can learn from some of the poorest. Esther’s new book, with Abhijit Bannerjee, is Good Economics for Hard Times

    Talking Points: 

    Why do economists believe “Invest in People not Places?” And why are they wrong?  - The idea is that it’s better to target interventions at individual people than places, in part because people will move. - But research shows that people are remarkably sticky. They don’t really move. - Even faced with really high costs, and the complete freedom to move to another place, people don’t. During the Greek financial crisis, very few people left. - Mobility is easier at younger ages.

    Why do people stick? - In the U.S., one of the biggest factors is real estate. Wages may be higher on the coast, but housing is much more expensive. - People are not driven only, or even primarily by financial incentives

    The U.S. has not treated people who were left behind by manufacturing very well. - There is an implosion of economic activity in one place because people don’t move.

    The class and place categories are marred. The people who can afford to live in the big cities tend to be relatively well off. - This was at the root of the Yellow Vests movement in France.  - Although there is also a lot of poverty in big cities. - Class is no longer defining political lines in the same way.

    How, as a society, can we prepare better for transitions?  - It starts at birth: an excellent preschool education, followed by an excellent primary and secondary school education, and finally equal access to University.  - When shocks happen, being willing to spend. - Some people will never move and we should make their lives honorable where they are.

    Mentioned in this Episode: - Esther’s book, Good Economics for Hard Times - “The Gift of Moving” (more on the Iceland case)

    Further Learning: - Esther and Abhijit Banerjee in The Guardian - And on economic incentives in The New York Times

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