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  1. When Disciplines Become Taboos

    In this somewhat rambling podcast I talk about: - how getting The Grimoire Of The Forty Servants in my own hands makes it real, - About why I don’t like phones and why I bought a new smart phone having not had one in years,  - About my upcoming trip to Romania to see the relics of Saint Cyprian and why I am undecided about going to Dracula’s castle - Fasting and my next weigh-in - New Camera for YouTube videos - When Disciplines Become Taboos - How giving up Coffee, Meat and doing Meditation, or anything might end up controlling you! - Links and stuff

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  2. FROM SUFFERING to BLISS (whole session) ~ Shinzen Young guides Stephanie Nash

    DUE TO MANY REQUESTS, this session has been reposted uninterrupted in it’s ENTIRETY. (Previous 10 min clips were posted before YouTube allowed longer clips.)

    January 2010, Stephanie Nash was working with intense emotions that had begun to cause physical issues and asked Shinzen to guide her through working with them. She put a camera up thinking that others might benefit from whatever process he employed. (This has proven to be quite true - at least according to much feedback - since it is rare to capture someone actually having great emotional issues on camera with the experience being resolved in REAL TIME.)

    Plus, here, the interviewee is an experienced meditator who has already applied many techniques & strategies and shares how they have worked for her, leading Shinzen to delve into an additional subtle but powerful & effective strategy.)

    FOR MORE INFO ABOUT SHINZEN & HIS TEACHINGS: (Retreats, Speaking Engagements, Writings, HOME PRACTICE PROGRAM = live monthly phone teachings & LIFE PRACTICE PROGRAM = live 45 min of Shinzen guiding someone for help in their lives)


    Recorded and edited by Stephanie Nash: , http://www.mindf

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  3. How to use a 4K TV as a computer monitor / Boing Boing

    Brad Templeton is founding faculty for Computing and Networks at Singularity University, and Chairman Emeritus and futurist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the leading cyberspace civil rights foundation. He is on the board of the Foresight Institute. He also advised Google’s team developing self-driving cars, and writes about such cars at He also advises Starship on delivery robots and Quanergy in the LIDAR space. He founded ClariNet Communications Corp (the world’s first "dot-com" company.) He also created rec.humor.funny, the world’s longest running blog. Cool Tools interviewed him about his favorite tools.

    Subscribe to the Cool Tools Show on iTunes | RSS | Transcript | Download MP3 | See all the Cool Tools Show posts on a single page

    Show notes:

    4K TVs as computer monitors

    “[I have] a 50-inch 4K television, and you may think, ‘Wow, that’s really big, how far away do you sit from it?’ I sit the same distance I sat from the 30-inch and the 24-inches that so many people use. In fact, if you think about it, the typical 24-inch HD monitor, that is the most common sort of monitor sold today or a few years ago, that actually is one quarter of 4K and it’s 24-inches, which means it’s basically half of the 50-inch screen. … The great thing though is, they’re selling these TVs really cheap. They’re selling them down, you can get them for five, 600 bucks, even less …They didn’t want you to use these as monitors, they designed them to be TVs. So there’s s few tricks to pull, but if you do you can get something that’s just amazing."

    VoIP PBX

    "I run a voice over IP PBX in my home, that’s a little unusual. You may not need to do that, but there are lots of voice over IP services now, so you can get even your landline phone to travel with you. No matter where you are in the world, even on your cell phone or on your computer or if you want to bring a small phone with you because you like that landline experience, which I happen to. I like the voice quality and the physicality of it for a real conversation. You can get that and proxy it up so that my phone in California, you can call it, and it’s gonna ring at my desk in Paris and I can call you back. It’s gonna look like I’m there. A lot of people are doing that.”

    Fire TV Stick ($40)

    “I brought [overseas] my Amazon Fire Stick. I have the first generation one, that was my mistake. The second generation one can be programmed to do what you need to do here, which is use a VPN, a virtual private network. Why? Because you want to cheat all these global content controls that are telling me, even though I have an American Netflix account and I’m paying money into it right now, Netflix will not show me the things that I pay for in the US, ‘cause I’m in France."

    Sony cameras

    "I like the fact that my cameras keep getting smaller. … I’ve got the Sony a7RII, that’s about the best of the digital SLRs for image quality right now. Now, Sony just came out with their A9 which is possibly better. And then in their line I have their APS-C size, that’s the sensor that’s about half the size of a full 35 millimeter frame. That drops a lot of weight. … I also have, again it’s Sony so this one doesn’t have to be, but it’s one of the nicest little point and shoots. That fits in your pocket, and it’s the DSC-RX100 IV, and that guy does get some great images. But of course it just has a point and shoot zoom lens on it.”

    Starship Technologies

    "My favorite tool I’m working on right now is with a company that’s based in Estonia, and it’s called Starship Technologies. We’re making a delivery robot. It’s a little robot the size of a big beer cooler, and it’s got six wheels, and it’s not fully autonomous yet, but it’s going to be. It’s going to bring you everything that you want to order in 30 minutes, and it’s gonna cost under a dollar to do it. … Like so many things these days, you won’t be able to get one. You’ll be able to get one to bring you something, or if you’re a delivery company you might be able to buy them."

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  4. 097: Michael Taft - The One You Feed

    We talk with Michael Taft about different styles, approaches and misconceptions of meditation as well as using meditation to become a Teletubbie

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  5. Jay Vidyarthi: Mindfulness as Attention Activism

    Award-winning experience designer and researcher Jay Vidyarthi speaks with Digital Mindfulness about mindfulness, technology and the role of the attention economy

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  6. Episode 119 – Powered by the Apocalypse | Genesis of Legend Publishing

    Powered by the Apocalypse: Using Apocalypse World to Outline and Draft Your Own RPG 

    Special episode, recorded online.

    Presented by Meguey Baker, Vincent Baker, and Jason Pitre.

    Apocalypse World offers a powerful, flexible framework you can use to outline, draft, and potentially finish your own role playing games. Dozens of creators, both experienced designers and first-timers, have used it with great success, and you can too. It’s not a game system, it’s an easy approach to game system design, a reliable way to get your creative vision quickly into a playable form. In this episode, we discuss apocalypse World’s philosophy and foundation, describe the fit and purpose of each of its systems, and point out fruitful ways to build on them, contradict them, repurpose them, subvert them, and go far beyond them.

    A copy of the presentation that goes along with the episode is Available Here.

    This panel was originally presented at Metatopia 2016, but technical problems at the audio meant that we had to re-record the discussion. It’s an excellent one though, where we discuss issues of the structure behind apocalypse, where the heavy design work needs to happen, the decision points on move construction, and how consent/power fit into the context of the framework.

    Enjoy and share this episode freely!

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  7. Episode 198 :: Gary Weber :: Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening : Secular Buddhist Association

    Episode 198 :: Gary Weber :: Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening

    Ted Meissner |

    April 27, 2014


    Gary Weber

    Gary Weber joins us to speak about Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening.


    It’s one of the top three bugaboos traditional Buddhism has when trying to find resonance with a contemporary, often Western meditator.

    But as is often the case, what we mean may open doors to Buddhism where only walls existed before.

    And that’s the challenge, contextualizing the dhamma while not losing the essence.

    Problem is, essence is as interpretive with Buddhism as it is with other religions.

    So what does Awakening mean to you?

    Gary Weber has been a scientist, military officer, senior executive in industry and academia, and is the author of the book Happiness Beyond Thought: A Practical Guide to Awakening. He has practiced Zen meditation, yoga, and philosophy for more than thirty-five years. In 1998, after over 20 thousand hours of various contemplative practices, his thoughts stopped (or very nearly so).

    So, sit back, relax, and have a nice Breakfast Assam. DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS


    Web Links

    Happiness Beyond Thought

    Blog post — Dark Night of the Soul?…who/why/what to do

    Music for This Episode Courtesy of Rodrigo Rodriguez

    The music heard in the middle of this podcast is from Rodrigo Rodriguez.

    You can visit his website to hear more of his music, get the full discography, and view his upcoming tour dates.

    Category: The Secular Buddhist Podcast

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  8. Ethereum Is A Hub Of Innovation Not A Store Of Value? - Hudson Jameson Interview

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    In today’s educational interview Hudson Jameson an Ethereum Developer joins us to educate us on Ethereum and what the future holds for the innovative Blockchain. Hudson helps us understand the different algorithms (Proof of Work and Proof of Stake) and the differences between Ethereum and Bitcoin.

    TOPICS IN THIS INTERVIEW: 02:05 What is Ethereum and its purpose? 07:05 Smart Contracts and application building 09:10 The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance 12:05 Ethereum’s governance and malleability 17:35 Will Ethereum Fork again? 23:35 Proof of Work and Proof of Stake algorithm differences 29:20 Concerns with a Proof of Stake Ethereum 33:35 How to learn more about the Ethereum Eco System

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  9. Episode 22: Infra Arcana

    JohnHFebruary 10, 2012 at 1:50 AMOn higher insanity making it easier to cast spells: That makes some sense, but a game utilizing this would have a dire drawback for that playstyle if it was a really Lovecraftian game — completely maxing out insanity ends the game.In the Call of Cthulhu RPG, as a character loses SAN it becomes gradually less playable.

    And something not discussed in the podcast concerning that game: it contains a skill called Cthulhu Mythos, rated from 0 to 100 like other skills in that game.

    This particular skill measures one’s knowledge of the true, infinitely maddening reality that lies beneath the one that we see with our eyes.

    In that game, your SAN has a hard cap of 99 minus the character’s Cthulhu Mythos score.Having the Cthulhu Mythos skill can mean deducing which monster is causing the trouble in a scenario, what spells could appease or dissuade it, or what weaknesses it might have.

    But because of the SAN cap rule, which is absolutely inviolate, having a high score makes a character very difficult to keep under control in tension-filled situations.

    Especially when a character hits 50 in Cthulhu Mythos skill — from then on, the character will fail more sanity rolls than he passes, and the player can expect loss to be particularly heavy.

    In pencil-and-paper play, assuming he survives to this point, this is a good time to retire the character.ReplyDelete

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  10. Jeffrey Kripal & Stuart Davis Discuss The Super Natural

    Jeffrey Kripal joined Stuart Davis for this discussion of The Super Natural, a new book written by Kripal and Whitley Strieber. Their discussion covers various facets of the paranormal, particularly how it intersects with Art, artists, and creativity.

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