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Space Oddity in space


The David Bowie song, covered by Commander Chris Hadfield aboard the International Space Station. I'm pretty jaded this days but this is one of the most wonderful things I have ever seen.

"Cinema Europe" at Google Video

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Great six-part documentary series about the European silent film industry.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sushi bar conveyor-belt video

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Strangely compelling.

10,000 Joost invites for Ars Technica readers


Surprisingly fantastic software; unlike with YouTube et al, I can actually imagine abandoning TV for this (or something like it).

YouTube - Authors@Google: Neil Gaiman


Entertaining as always. Since it's just speech, download the .flv and extract the audio for your listening pleasure with:

mplayer -dumpaudio -dumpfile output.mp3 videofile.flv

Richard Dawkins answers questions from staff/students of Liberty University


I don't think the response to the question about "reasonable faith" was adequate. A posteriori belief is not a matter of evidence alone, it's a matter of falsifiability. Years of falling apples don't prove Newton was right or that the force we call gravity will continue to operate in the future, but his observations have been tested and verified (unless and until faced with contrary evidence). It's reasonable to believe in gravity. By contrast, most claims of faith -- e.g., Intelligent Falling -- cannot be tested even in principle, let alone in practice. It's not that there isn't any evidence, but that adequate evidence is impossible.

Video: Douglas Crockford explains JavaScript


There are other good videos there, but the Crockford lectures are better than good -- for programmers, they're the best introduction to the language available, bar none, and go further and at a higher level than most "advanced" resources. Even if you already know (or think you know) JavaScript, watch them!

Speed climbing

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The oracle predicts: death by fall from a great height.

A quoi ça sert l’amour?

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Wonderful, wonderful animation.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.

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