January 17th, 2020 – January 24th, 2020

  1. Ted Chiang on Free Will, Time Travel, Many Worlds, Genetic Engineering, and Hard Science Fiction

    Steve and Corey speak with Ted Chiang about his recent story collection "Exhalation" and his inaugural essay for the New York Times series, Op-Eds from the Future. Chiang has won Nebula and Hugo awards for his widely influential science fiction writing. His short story "Story of Your Life," was the basis of the film Arrival (2016). Their discussion explores the scientific and philosophical ideas in Ted’s work, including whether free will is possible, and implications of AI, neuroscience, and time travel. Ted explains why his skepticism about whether the US is truly a meritocracy leads him to believe that the government-funded genetic modification he envisages in his Op-Ed would not solve the problem of inequality.

    Exhalation by Ted Chiang https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41160292-exhalation

    Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/223380.Stories_of_Your_Life_and_Others

    Ted Chiang’s New York Times Op-Ed From the Future https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/27/opinion/ted-chiang-future-genetic-engineering.html

    Transcript https://manifoldlearning.com/2019/09/19/episode-019-transcript/

    man·i·fold /ˈmanəˌfōld/ many and various.

    In mathematics, a manifold is a topological space that locally resembles Euclidean space near each point.

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    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNB_89vZ0y4&list=WL&index=11&t=0s
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  2. ASK ADAM #2: Plastic or wooden cutting boards?

    I answer your questions from Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/AdamRagusea/comments/epdefw/got_questions_post_them_in_the_comments/

    Original video: https://youtu.be/TA1UY6iw_v0
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  3. Todesmärsche der KZ-Häftlinge - Das letzte Kapitel des Massenmords

    Als Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs die Front immer näher rückt, lässt die NS-Führung tausende KZ-Gefangene verlegen. Viele erfrieren, verhungern oder werden während der Todesmärsche erschossen. Vor 75 Jahren begann die Räumung des deutschen Vernichtungslagers Auschwitz.


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  4. Raumzeit: SpaceX


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  5. Lost Lobsters » The Memory Palace

    We hear “Everybody Daylight” by Brightblack Morning Light (a couple of times), “the Pills Won’t Help You Now” by Chemical Brothers, “South American Getaway&#8221…


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  6. Micro Monday - 78: Amanda Rush, aka @arush

    This week’s guest, Amanda Rush is a web developer and accessibility practitioner who loves to cook and read. She also loves the IndieWeb movement and Micro.blog. Of her own blog, she says:

    I want to own all my content and have control over it, and to that end I am constantly updating this site so that it contains as much of my data as possible from any silo I may have an account on. I decided to start doing this when I finally got tired of all the curated timeline nonsense and the social media design element that encourages us to be horrible to each other online for clicks.

    We talk about what drew her to IndieWeb practices (spoiler alert: webmentions), and what she recommends to folks without

    tech experience who want to try out the Indieweb (another spoiler alert: Micro.blog).



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  7. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 274, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    The Talk Show

    ‘Sport Mode’, With Special Guest Merlin Mann

    Friday, 17 January 2020

    Special guest Merlin Mann returns to the show. Topics include the renewal of U.S. law enforcement officials’ disingenuous campaign against iPhone encryption, the Houston Astros cheating scandal, how that cheating scandal relates to the Trump impeachment saga, and Catalyst and the art of Mac software design. But mostly we talk about finding a good pair of slippers.

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    Trump’s tweet (what else) excoriating Apple for “refus[ing] to unlock phones used by killers, drug dealers

    and other violent criminal elements”.

    Scaring people into supporting backdoors.

    Wired: “Encrypted Messaging Is Essential, But It Isn’t Magic”.

    Merlin on Back to Work, speculating on how many Apple employees today have grown up more on iOS than MacOS, and how that might be starting to shape MacOS:.

    Great video from the always-great CGP Grey: “Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.”.

    Mack Weldon’s One-Mile Slipper.

    Professional-Grade Crocs.

    Something pretty similar to the coffee filter cone I’ve been using for 20 years (but I only paid like $4-5 for mine).

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.


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  8. Knives Out – Commentary

    When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.


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  9. TeeVee | Doctor Who S12E4 review: “Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror” (Episode 610)

    Jason is flitting about the universe, so Erika takes over the flashcast and brings in fellow Verity! cohost Liz to discuss historical figures from a country neither of them lives in. Also scavenger aliens, electricity, and beloved actors and their accents.


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  10. Russell Brand & Logan Paul | Under The Skin Podcast

    #112 Fame & The Communication Revolution with Logan Paul This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Logan Paul. Logan is one of YouTube’s biggest stars with over 20 million subscribers. He known for his outrageous sometimes controversial but highly successful videos. In this podcast we discuss how this new manifestation of fame has engulfed the digital landscape and the effect it has had on Logan. Check out his podcast Impaulsive on YouTube!

    You can listen all the latest episodes of my Under The Skin podcast here: http://luminary.link/russell

    I’m going on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Canada this year - check the dates and get tickets here: http://www.russellbrand.com/live

    Check out my 12-Day Online Recovery Course here: https://www.onecommune.com/a/20323/cGftrerE

    Subscribe to my channel here: http://tinyurl.com/opragcg (make sure to hit the BELL icon to be notified of new videos!)

    Get my book "Recovery" here: https://amzn.to/2R7c810 Get my book "Mentors" here (and as an audiobook!): https://amzn.to/2t0Zu9U

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/russellbrand/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/rustyrockets

    Produced by Jenny May Finn (Instagram: @jennymayfinn)

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfAR4VPSVHk
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