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  1. Terry Pratchett on writing and living with Alzheimer’s disease — The Book Show, ABC

    Since being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease the immensely successful fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett has travelled the world talking about the condition. He has found ways to work around it too, like dictating speech to his computer. How does a writer go on, and what are Terry Pratchett’s ideas about what he wants to happen in the end?

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  2. 113: TZ Interview – Jeff Atwood / Stack Exchange

    If you’re a hacker, you’ll probably like our show ;)

    http://techzinglive.com/page/692/113-tz-interview-jeff-atwood-stack-exchange

    Justin and Jason interview Jeff Atwood, co-founder of Stack Overflow and the Stack Exchange network, about how he got started as a coder and his passion for programming and mentoring, how he and Joel Spolsky came up with the idea for Stack Overflow, his belief in free software and the Open ID initiative, the process of raising venture capital for Stack Exchange and his views of entrepreneurship, why he and Joel stopped doing the Stack Overflow podcast and whether they might start up again, and the hardest step when scaling a web app.

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  3. Maths with Pictures — Professor John D Barrow — Gresham College

    From http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=108&EventId=1037 Speaker(s): Professor John D Barrow FRS Date/Time: 05/10/2010, 1pm Venue: Museum of London

    How pictures have been used in mathematics. The use of illustrations in ancient mathematics books, the invention of the first graphs and the representation of probabilities, sets and formulae by pictures. We look at the role played by computers in exploring and displaying the behaviour of extremely large and complicated problems. This has changed the culture of applied mathematics and science and influences the way research is done and the forms in which it is presented.

    Download Files lecture notes (Powerpoint, 13.4 MB) audio file (58.9MB) Video file (242MB)

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  4. Music of Today: Looking Under The Bonnet — Gresham College

    From http://www.gresham.ac.uk/event.asp?PageId=108&EventId=30 Music of Today: Looking Under The Bonnet Speaker(s): Piers Hellawell Date/Time: 05/10/2002 mThis illustrated lecture extends a theme of last year’s series, that the severity of European modernism is just one strand in modern music, a diversity of which audiences tend to be unaware. This talk strips off the surface labels and seeks less superficial links between apparently contrasted works of art.

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  5. Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Read by Roald Dahl.

    Fantastic Mr Fox uses his wits to outfox three dim-witted farmers who tire of sharing their chickens with the crafty creature. Mr Fox’s chicken-thieving ways eventually endanger not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community, who must come together to fight the evil farmers — Boggis, Bunce and Bean.

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