kbavier / Ken Bavier

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  1. Babbage: Insane in the methane

    What is causing the rising rates of methane in the atmosphere? Also, how an amphibious life for the Bajau people has led to unique evolutionary traits. And the excitement around the Gaia space probe’s latest data release. Hal Hodson hosts

    Original video: https://soundcloud.com/theeconomist/babbage-insane-in-the-methane
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 11:42:48 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  2. A Conversation with Charlie Munger and Michigan Ross - 2017

    Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, joins Michigan Ross Dean Scott DeRue for a conversation about Mr. Munger’s life, career journey, philanthropic legacy, and his thoughts on a few current global trends. Recorded Nov 30, 2017 in Los Angeles as part of an event for alumni of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

    Scott DeRue and Charlie Munger are introduced by John E. Conlin, President of NWQ Investment Management Co.

    To jump directly to the conversation with Charlie, click here: 2:57

    Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RossSubscribe

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HgIGzOENA&utm_content=buffer87553&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&app=desktop
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:45:16 GMT Available for 30 days after download


    Tagged with education

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  3. Naval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits, Honesty and More

    Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and co-founder of AngelList. He’s invested in more than 100 companies, including Uber, Twitter, Yammer, and many others.

    Don’t worry, we’re not going to talk about early stage investing. Naval’s an incredibly deep thinker who challenges the status quo on so many things.

    In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about reading, habits, decision-making, mental models, and life.

    Just a heads up, this is the longest podcast I’ve ever done. While it felt like only thirty minutes, our conversation lasted over two hours!

    If you’re like me, you’re going to take a lot of notes so grab a pen and paper. I left some white space on the transcript below in case you want to take notes in the margin.

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  4. R.E.M. | Out Of Athens

    By the early nineties R.E.M. found themselves one of the biggest bands on the planet. What they had achieved was beyond their wildest dreams but it had taken them over a decade to get there. This RTÉ Radio One music documentary recorded in Athens, Georgia and North Carolina in the US by Ken Sweeney takes the listener on that journey with R.E.M. out of Athens (Georgia). Without slick videos for the new MTV, or support from mainstream radio, R.E.M. built their following playing an alternative circuit of gigs across America as evangelists for this new music. R.E.M. blazed a trail for every independent band to follow from Nirvana to Pearl Jam.

    Original video: https://m.soundcloud.com/rte-radio-1/rem-out-of-athens
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Sat, 06 Jan 2018 12:23:59 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  5. Brian Eno: The Long Now - The Long Now

    The Long Now

    Brian told the origins of his realizations about the "small here" versus the "big here" and the "short now" versus the "long now."

    He noted that the Big Here is pretty well popularized now, with exotic restaurants everywhere, "world" music, globalization, and routine photos of the whole earth.

    Instant world news and the internet has led to increased empathy worldwide.

    But empathy in space has not been matched by empathy in time.

    If anything, empathy for people to come has decreased.

    We seem trapped in the Short Now.

    The present generation enjoys the greatest power in history, but it appears to have the shortest vision in history. That combination is lethal.

    Danny Hillis proposed that there’s a bug in our thinking about these matters—-about long-term responsibility.

    We need to figure out what the bug is and how to fix it.

    We’re still in an early, fumbling phase of doing that, like the period before the Royal Society in 18th-century England began to figure out science.

    Tim O’Reilly gave an example of the kind of precept that can emerge from taking the longer-term seriously.

    These days shoppers are often checking out goods (trying on clothes, etc.) in regular retail stores but then going online to buy the same goods at some killer discount price.

    Convenient for the shopper, terrible for the shops, who are going out of business, hurting communities in the process.

    The aggregate of lots of local, short-term advantage-taking is large-scale, long-term harm.

    Hence Tim’s proposed precept, now spreading on the internet: "Buy where you shop."

    Ie. When you shop online, buy there.

    When you shop in shops, buy there.

    Four simple words that serve as a reminder to head off accumulative harm.

    Leighton Read observed that imagining the future is an acquired skill, and comes in stages.

    An infant can’t imagine the next bottle, or plan for it.

    A teenager can at most imagine the next six months, and only on a good day; on a rowdy Saturday night, Sunday morning is too remote to grasp.

    For us adults the distant future is still unimaginable.

    One thing that Leighton likes about the 10,000-year Clock project is that it lets you imagine a particular part of the very remote future—-the Clock ticking away in its mountain—-and then you can widen your scope from there, to include climate change over centuries, for example.

    Alexander Rose suggested that we should collect examples where a small effort in the present pays off huge in the long term.

    Tim O’Reilly would like to see us develop a taxonomy of such practices.

    Brian’s talk Friday night at Fort Mason was a smashing affair.

    Some 750 people were pried into the Herbst Pavillion, while 400-500 had to be turned away.

    Eno evidently attracts the sweetest, brightest people—-everyone was polite and helpful and patient.

    The only publicity for the lecture had been email forwarded among friends and posted on blogs, plus one radio show (Michael Krasny’s "Forum").

    —Stewart Brand


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  6. hpr2427 :: Server Basics 101

    Released on 2017-11-21 under a CC-BY-SA license. Klaatu covers the very very basics of servers: what they are, how to know one when you see one, what one ought to run, and why we have them.

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  7. hpr2435 :: Server Basics 102

    Klaatu talks about SSH configuration on the server you set up in 101.

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    Hosted by klaatu on 2017-12-01 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license. Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format.

    Klaatu talks about SSH, changing SSH ports, and using SSH keys for the server you presumably set up after hearing Server Basics 101 in this series.

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  8. Dave Winer on The Open Web, Blogging, Podcasting and More | Internet History Podcast

    From Netscape To The iPad


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  9. 112: Ryder Carroll, Inventor of the Bullet Journal System Explains How To Get Things Done! from GTD® Virtual Study Group on podbay

    GTD Virtual Study Group

    We had on the virtual studio, Ryder Carroll, the creator of a new way of taking notes and getting things done, The Bullet Journal. This Bullet Journal system is not only highly innovative, shows incredible entrepeneurialship on Ryder’s part, and reinforces a huge point for me, which is that if you are smart, hard working, believe in something passionately, and can develop a sound strategic business plan, you can make anything happen online. His website is gorgeous, his video is simply awesome and Ryder’s Bullet Journal has sparked tons of comments online, generated lots of fan-based blog posts, and overall, has absolutely gone viral!

    In this episode, I ask Ryder what prompted him to create this system. His story is truly personal and it reinforced a very important point for me - that productivity is so very personal. Yet, anyone can leverage his system as a framework and develop their own system with his as a foundation. In many ways, it is like what so many people have done with Getting Things Done methodology. We also talked about whether he is all analog all the time. You may be surprised by his answer!

    Lastly, I took many of your questions that you pre-submitted online to me.

    What a great episode!


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  10. Is Sugar Slowly Killing Us? My conversation with Gary Taubes

    It seems that nowadays, aside from religion and politics, one of the most hotly debated topics is that of nutrition.

    Should we eat high carb diets? Low carb? High fat? High protein? What about wheat or gluten? Should we eat meat or adopt a vegan diet?

    There are as many opinions as there are people — and books, magazines and websites are overflowing with information showing you the “right” way to eat and exercise to lose weight.

    But if “eating less and moving more” is all it takes to lose weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle, why are so many of us fat and getting fatter?

    In today’s episode, I chat with Gary Taubes, bestselling author of three books, The Case Against Sugar (2016), Why We Get Fat and What to Do About It (2011) and Good Calories, Bad Calories (2007).

    We talk about the sharp rise of obesity and diabetes in America, the structural hurdles to effective nutrition research, and explore the common myth that a calorie is just a calorie.

    Here are a few other things you’ll learn in this interview:

    How diets shifted in the last century, and what impact it’s having on our bodies today.

    Why a carb isn’t just a carb — and why you should know the difference

    Is the sugar industry the new Big Tobacco?

    What role genetics play in our health, and how much is under our control

    Why humans are so attracted to sugar and how to break the habit

    Gary’s suggestions to improve your health, drop body fat and feel terrific

    The benefits of fasting and how you can try it out yourself

    And a bunch more.

    If you think at all about your health, give this podcast a listen. And please add to the conversation by sharing your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook.


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    A transcript is available to members of our learning community or for purchase separately ($9).

    Show Notes

    What is Gary’s daily diet? [00:02:18]

    Is nutritional science in a worse state when compared to other areas of medical science? [00:03:10]

    Gary historical take on nutritional science. [00:03:50]

    What role does genetics pay in obesity and diabetes? [00:07:52]

    Gary’s thought on the Mediterranean diet. [00:09:57]

    Statistics showing the increase in diabetes. [00:10:50]

    Slow Motion Disasters [00:12:09]

    Why are we seeing an increase in diabetes and obesity? [00:13:21]

    Sugar’s transition from luxury to staple. [00:15:49]

    What sugar does inside our bodies. [00:20:17]

    Why did diabetes specialists initially think that sugar didn’t contribute to diabetes? [00:22:44]

    How scientists discovered insulin resistance [00:24:48]

    Why are people so attracted to sugar? [00:29:03]

    Charles Mann on sugar as an addictive substance [00:32:24]

    A history of “calories in, calories out” [00:33:43]

    “Bringing this all back to insulin resistance…” [00:44:45]

    There is very little discussion of the mechanisms that lead to obesity. [00:46:41]

    What is the role of fibre? [00:48:42]

    Denis Burkitt’s role in bringing fiber into the conversation on obesity. [00:50:20]

    The development of technology and the recent interest in gut biomes [00:55:52]

    What has surprised Gary the most in his own research and exploration [00:57:03]

    The Nutrition Science Initiative [00:57:53]

    “If anything, at this point in time, we’ve done more harm than good.” [00:59:24]

    What will it take for the nutritional research community to get more rigorous? [01:03:47]

    How to use the research mindset from physics research to help support nutritional research [01:09:31]

    What would your harshest critics say about your intellectual honesty? [01:12:39]

    “I do have one advantage that [research scientists] don’t have.” [01:16:16]

    Will the sugar industry eventually be vilified like the tobacco industry? [01:20:25]

    What practical tips can somebody take to improve and protect their own health? [01:24:15]

    How Gary sometimes sees himself as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas [01:25:39]

    What are the worst starchy vegetables? [01:29:27]

    What’s your take on gluten? [01:29:58]

    One big problem with nutrition studies [01:32:23]

    Fasting [01:33:13]

    Gary’s experiments with intermittent fasting [01:37:37]

    What’s the next subject that you’re writing about? [01:38:22]


    Gary’s Website

    The Nutrition Science Initiative

    Gary’s Books:

    Good Calories, Bad Calories

    Why We Get Fat

    The Case Against Sugar

    People, Books, & Articles Mentioned:

    Denis Parsons Burkitt

    1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    NYT Article: What If It’s All a Big Fat Lie?

    Jerome Groopman’s review of Gary’s book

    Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Management of Obesity (New England Journal of Medicine)

    Tagged: Gary Taubes, Health, Nutrition


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