BoingBoing
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Brian from the Recommend if You Like podcast sez, "For episode 200 ( MP3 ), we sat down for a 90 minute interview with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, who, at the age of 95 holds the title of 'the longest working cartoonist in history.'" (more)
Open Culture
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http://s71.podbean.com/pb/30df7ce173a973b46f129093fdf6543a/586c8a23/data1/fs60/697911/uploads/HoP_171___Golden_Ages___The_Later_Eastern_Traditions.mp3 We post copious resources for the study of philosophy on this site, such that you can obtain a full college-level survey understanding of the subject on your own by taking the many free classes , listening to the many free lectures and podcasts, and reading the many free texts, ebooks and commentaries you’ll find here. But several of our posts have met with a similar reader objection: where is the Eastern philosophy? The question could also be put to almost any academic department of philosophy. One answer I’ve often heard dismisses it altogether. Philosophy, some say, developed in the West, first in ancient Greece, then in Rome, the succeeding Christian empire, and the secular age that followed.
The Event Chronicle
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LynnSo are there different races of beings that occupy these? COBRAYes. (thank you) AaronCobra in regards to Financial: After the Reset, will everyone get the same amount or will these allocations be different—based upon age, nationality or other factors? COBRAYes, the allocations will be different. It will be some amount given to everybody but then there will be some additional amounts given to people who have merit and people who have certain mission to accomplish with that money. (OK) AaronYou have noted that distribution of funds is merely a matter of logistics. Will funds be distributed directly from the AIIB? COBRAThey will be distributed in a way that will be most efficient logistically and according to the conscious of humanity and the reaction of humanity at that moment. (OK thank you) LynnCobra, is the financial system about to collapse anytime soon? COBRANot yet.
NPR News
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So future people may one day become purified vessels for the divine fire, whereas right now, mankind is just the decomposing starting material of alchemy that contains, only in potential, the seed for an eventual miraculous outcome. It also contains the caput mortem , the irredeemable and unsalvagable dross, which are energies and forces entirely native and epiphenomenal to this Matrix illusion that are to be separated out and discarded so that the remainder can rise to join with Spirit and thereby accomplish the Great Work. The alchemical wheel of history has been grinding away for a long time, at least six thousand years if not further back, perhaps since the last Ice Age. There’s this axiom in alchemy which is “dissolve and coagulate, dissolve and coagulate,” and what do we see in history other than order and chaos, order and chaos, you know, rise and fall, rise and fall.
Scientific American - Latest
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"Our work shows the opposite." A professional appearance and polished "About" section could easily persuade students that a site was neutral and authoritative, the study found, and young people tended to credulously accept information as presented even without supporting evidence or citations. The research was divided by age group and used a total of 15 different assessments. Here's a sample of some of the results: Most middle school students can't tell native ads from articles. The researchers showed hundreds of middle schoolers a Slate homepage that included a traditional ad and a "native ad" — a paid story branded as "sponsored content" — as well as Slate articles. Most students could identify the traditional ad. But more than 80 percent of them believed that the "sponsored content" article was a real news story. "Some students even mentioned that it was sponsored content but still believed that it was a news article," the researchers wrote, suggesting the students don't know what "sponsored content" means.
NPR News
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"Our work shows the opposite." A professional appearance and polished "About" section could easily persuade students that a site was neutral and authoritative, the study found, and young people tended to credulously accept information as presented even without supporting evidence or citations. The research was divided by age group and used a total of 15 different assessments. Here's a sample of some of the results: Most middle school students can't tell native ads from articles. The researchers showed hundreds of middle schoolers a Slate homepage that included a traditional ad and a "native ad" — a paid story branded as "sponsored content" — as well as Slate articles. Most students could identify the traditional ad. But more than 80 percent of them believed that the "sponsored content" article was a real news story. "Some students even mentioned that it was sponsored content but still believed that it was a news article," the researchers wrote, suggesting the students don't know what "sponsored content" means.
WhoWhatWhy
2 months
The chairman of the HSCA, G. Robert Blakey, stated concerning Groden that “the results of his study played no small part in convincing many Members of the Congress that the Kennedy case should be reopened.” Groden is out in Dealey Plaza every weekend speaking to those who will listen. In this week’s podcast he talks to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman. [Note: the views expressed below do not necessarily reflect those of WhoWhatWhy.] Click HERE to Download Mp3 Full Text Transcript: Jeff Schechtman : Welcome to Radio WhoWhatWhy. I’m Jeff Schechtman. 50 years ago the nation experienced one of the seminal moments of the 20th Century along with two World Wars, the dawning of the nuclear age, and the landing of men on the moon the assassination of JFK was one of last century’s tentpoles. As such, it never ceases to fascinate us. What other event of the 20th century still conjures up as many unanswered questions? Is there anyone who still believes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and that the Warren Commission was accurate? I say, probably the same number of people that believe Elvis is still alive.
BoingBoing
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Subscribe to the IFTF podcast on iTunes | RSS | Soundcloud | Download MP3 In his 1854 book, Walden , Henry David Thoreau wrote, “Men have become the tools of their tools.” Thoreau’s assertion is as valid today as it was when he made it over one hundred and sixty years ago. Whenever we shape technology, it shapes us, both as individuals and as a society. We created cars, and cars turned us into motorists, auto mechanics, and commuters. Over the centuries we’ve populated our world with machines that help us do things we can’t or dont want to do ourselves. Our world has become so saturated with machines that they’ve faded into the background. We hardly notice them. We are reaching a new threshold. Our machines are getting networked, and enabling new forms of human machine symbiosis. We’re entering a new era where fifty billion machines are in constant communication, automating and orchestrating the movement and interactions among individuals, organizations, and cities.
The Huffington Post
3 months
Roger Hodgson has been at it for a long time. The ex-Supertramp member and über-talented multi-instrumentalist has been touring North America to the delight of fans everywhere. I discovered Hodgson's music at an early age. (As a kid, my first four albums were Rush's Moving Pictures , Genesis' Abacab , Styx's Paradise Theater , and Supertramp's Breakfast in America .) Since the time that he departed Supertramp, I have enjoyed his solo material. Today I have the honor of speaking with him about his current lineup and tour, future plans, and the music industry. Check out one of his clips here: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
Techradar
3 months
The only real limitation is that you can't currently use it everywhere, especially outside of cities. But Uber is available in over 50 countries, and it's rapidly growing, bringing public transport into the modern age. Free Google Maps is the only map you need. Not only does it provide accurate and detailed maps of 220 countries and territories at zero cost, it's also feature packed. Its Street View service is a feature which no other map can match, giving you a street level view of places. It also provides traffic information, directions, voice-guided GPS navigation, listings of businesses and other location information and a whole lot more. Google Maps is also being updated and improved all the time, so if there's a feature you wish it had there's a good chance that one day it will. Free Google Maps is essential, but Citymapper - Bus, Tube, Rail complements it well, by giving you comprehensive journey planning tools for cities around the world.
Open Culture
3 months
Image by via Wikimedia Commons It’s been a humanist truism for some time to say that Shakespeare speaks to every age, transcending his time and place through the sheer force of his universal genius. But any honest student first encountering the plays will tell you differently, as will many a seasoned scholar who works hard to place the writer and his work in historical context. Even onetime director of London’s National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner, once said , “I’ll admit that I hardly ever go to a performance of one of Shakespeare’s plays without experiencing blind panic during the first five minutes. I sit there thinking… I have no idea what these people are talking about.” Of course, none of that means we can’t learn to appreciate Shakespeare, and we do not need a graduate-level education to do so. But much of his archaic language and obscure references will always sound foreign to modern ears.
The Event Chronicle
3 months
(thank you) LynnThe next questions are from HUNGARY. This person writes; My heart aches when I read about cruelty to animals. Those not earthly creatures like whales, dolphins, maybe even seals, elephants, etc…. isnt it possible to evacuate them to their original planet or to place them where they can heal? Is their presence absolutely necessary? COBRAThis will happen after The Event. The light forces cannot intervene on the planet at this moment completely at this moment. They have to wait for The Event to happen. (OK, thank you) LynnThis person is also writing from Hungary. According to channeled information, the Arvisura, the ancient history of the Hungarians, originates from the island of Atais, from the age of Atlantis, where the existing Hungarians were ’SEEDsouls. (Hungarian=magyar-MAGyar-MAG=SEED) The SEED is the guardian of life and knowledge.
NPR News
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Image via Wikimedia Commons Over the years, we’ve let you hear Sylvia Plath reading many of her poems , all written before she took her life at the age of 30. What you likely havent heard — until today — is Three Women , one of Plath’s lesser-known pieces of writing. “Originally written as a radio verse drama for three voices,” notes The Guardian , the play “was broadcast in 1962 on the BBC Third Programme and later included in Winter Trees , a poetry collection first published in 1971.” “With its themes of pregnancy, birth, miscarriage and adoption, it perfectly encapsulates the experience of becoming – or not becoming – a mother, including all the ecstasy and terror of childbirth.” Below you can hear a recording with actress Judith Binder as the wife, Ann Bernstein as the secretary, and Rachelle Towers as the girl. The program is made available on Archive.
WhoWhatWhy
4 months
In an age of digital and online voting, there is no way to know if the announced results of any given election faithfully express the intent of the voters. This is not only because digitized voting machines can be hacked or manipulated. The fact is, modernday ballots are not available as public documents — even after elections. Dr. Jonathan Simon, executive director of Election Defense Alliance, tells WhoWhatWhy ’s Jeff Schechtman that this is a risk we should not be taking when so much is at stake. Simon makes a data-driven argument that our computerized voting system is frighteningly vulnerable to corruption and partisan sabotage — at a time when corruption and partisanship are rampant. He argues that we have sacrificed transparency for convenience and speed, and that nothing short of votes counted observably and by hand can undo the damage to democracy.
The Event Chronicle
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X22 ReportEpisode 1069 http://x22report.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/episode_1069.mp3 In this Episode: The housing bubble is popping and it is spreading. US job opening jump unexpectedly. It is worse than the Great Depression, 1 out of 6 working age adults are out of the work force. Class 8 trucking orders continue to decline. The consumer auto loan bubble is about to pop and it will hit hard. The central bank is backed into a corner, it almost time for the entire economy to come crashing down. We now know who is in power when you are not allowed to mention the Federal Reserve while President or running for the Presidency. The US Government learned from the Ebola crisis, militarize the CDC and give the agency sweeping powers that can’t be questioned. Obama uses his dictatorship powers and provides funding for Zika out of congresses reach.
Scientific American - 60-Second Science
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" (Koum was born in Ukraine; your blogger, in Russia.) "If somebody is a spammer on Facebook, they are most likely also spamming on WhatsApp... and vice versa," Koum wrote in the email. All Tech Considered If There's Privacy In The Digital Age, It Has A New Definition WhatsApp representatives, however, have not further explained how, specifically, the two companies plan to link Facebook's name- and email-based profiles to WhatsApp's phone number-based ones. Users can opt out of some of the data sharing — they have 30 days to go into settings and follow WhatsApp's instructions to limit the use of phone numbers and other data for ad targeting. (Settings - Account - Share my account info.) But the company notes that the info will still be shared with the Facebook family for spam-fighting, user analysis and other purposes. The changes to privacy policies at WhatsApp, often hailed as one of the most private messaging apps, are already raising concerns among privacy advocacy groups.
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Burt and Roxanne hit it off, and before long, Roxanne was making candles with unused wax from Burt's beehives. They made $200 at their first craft fair; within a year, they'd make $20,000.' "The company grew and moved its headquarters to Durham, N.C., in 1993. But Shavitz's partnership with Quimby unraveled in the late '90s. The Daily Beast, citing Shavitz and a documentary titled Burt's Buzz, says the two reached a settlement after Quimby found out Burt had an affair with a college-age girl who worked at one of the Burt's Bees stores. "Quimby eventually bought out Shavitz. Burt's Bees is now owned by the Clorox Co." Burt's Bees made Quimby wealthy, and she used her fortune to buy large quantities of former timber land in northern Maine. But her plans to protect the landscape weren't welcomed by all local residents, as Susan Sharon reported for NPR in 2011 : "For generations, Maine's North Woods have provided pulp for the state's paper mills and created plenty of good jobs in an area with little other economic activity.
NPR News
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npr.org/player/embed/490895602/490895603" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> The bride and groom are believed to have survived the attack, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports . The young age of the attacker is highly unusual for Turkey, Peter says. "As I can tell it's never happened here," he says. "ISIS has used child bombers before; there's a monitoring group in the UK called the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and they say ISIS used 18 child bombers in 2015. There have been reports of cases in Nigeria and Afghanistan as well. But for Turkey, I think, this is a first." Parallels Surrounded By Troubled Neighbors, Turkey's Conflict At Home Escalates The bombing is the deadliest terrorist attack in Turkey so far this year — and it had already been a brutal year. The country has suffered attacks on transportation hubs, police stations and tourist destinations.
NPR News
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Monday, a government official said at least 22 of the victims were under the age of 14. The attacker was their contemporary. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says "a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 was involved in the attack, adding the bomber either blew himself up or was remotely detonated," according to Turkey's Anadolu News Agency . For our NewsCast unit, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that, while no one has immediately claimed responsibility, authorities believe it to be the work of one group in particular. Peter explains: "Turkish media quoted officials as saying it appeared to be an attack by the Islamic State. U.S.-backed Syrian rebel groups have been seizing territory from ISIS near the Turkish border recently. "Turkish security forces have also been rounding up suspected ISIS supporters in several parts of Turkey, including Gaziantep.
NPR News
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says "a suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 was involved in the attack, adding the bomber either blew himself up or was remotely detonated," according to Turkey's Anadolu News Agency . For our NewsCast unit, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that, while no one has immediately claimed responsibility, authorities believe it to be the work of one group in particular. Peter explains: "Turkish media quoted officials as saying it appeared to be an attack by the Islamic State. U.S.-backed Syrian rebel groups have been seizing territory from ISIS near the Turkish border recently. "Turkish security forces have also been rounding up suspected ISIS supporters in several parts of Turkey, including Gaziantep." The young age of the attacker "adds another layer of shock to the attack," as Peter reports. "The President didn't explain how police could know the age of the bomber so soon after the attack.