Award-winning sci-fi author Neal Stephenson, who is also the chief futurist at Magic Leap, in conversation with Ariel Ekblaw, founder and lead of the Media Lab's Space Exploration Initiative, and Joe Paradiso, head of the Responsive Environments research group. #MLTalks More information at:https://www.media.mit.edu/events/mltalks-stephenson/ License: CC-BY-4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/)
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Authors Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland discuss their new book, "The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O." The authors read a brief, largely spoiler-free section of the novel. They then answer questions about their previous work, what they're reading now, and the process of working together. Get the book here: https://goo.gl/CHC5Fu.
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A book review on Neal Stephenson's Cyberpunk novel, Snow Crash. This is a general review for the entire book with minimal spoilers (no worse than reading the book's cover). Snow Crash was nominated for both the British Science Fiction Award in 1993, and the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1994. PURCHASE Snow Crash (Amazon Affiliate Link) http://amzn.to/1JDFOeV SUBSCRIBE FOR FUTURE BOOK REVIEWS! https://www.youtube.com/user/JustusRStone?sub_confirmation=1 CHECK OUT MY BOOKS & MUSINGS AT MY WEBSITE http://justusrstone.com LET'S CONNECT! TWITTER ► https://twitter.com/JustusRStone FACEBOOK ► https://www.facebook.com/JustusRStone GOOGLE+ ► https://plus.google.com/+JustusRStone2012 GOODREADS ► http://www.goodreads.com/jrstone TUMBLR ► https://www.tumblr.com/blog/justusrstone Thanks for watching! End Credit Music: How It Begins Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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I'm having a good day. Are you having a good day? I hope you are! Other than talking about all the books, as usual, the other news in this video is: I'm taking a tiny BookTube video making break. Just, because. You know. Sometimes you need a break to go do other things. Like listen to ALL the podcasts and watch the rest of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. THINGS MENTIONED Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Command Decision by Elizabeth Moon Reamde by Neal Stephenson Taltos by Steven Brust CURRENTLY READING VIctory Conditions by Elizabeth Moon Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb (VERY enjoyable so far, if you're reading this Paul!) Phoenix by Steven Brust The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin UPCOMING (while I'm gone this week ^_^) The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Cheek by Jowl by Ursula K. Le Guin ...and something by Shakespeare, I just haven't picked yet: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, or The Winter's Tale ME ELSEWHERE: Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/koenix LibraryThing: http://www.librarything.com/profile/Koenix Twitter: http://twitter.com/Koenix Instagram: https://instagram.com/kalanadibooks/ (I am NOT kalanadi or koenix on Instagram)
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Jason Pontin asks the science fiction author whether he typecasts female characters in his books. This past spring, Jason Pontin, editor in chief of MIT Technology Review, conducted a wide-ranging but informal conversation with science fiction...
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Vaginal Fantasy Ep. 11 "My Life as a White Trash Zombie" NOVEMBER BOOK: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-White-Trash-Zombie/dp/0756406757 ALT: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel http://www.amazon.com/dp/0345523326 NEXT MONTH'S BOOK: Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/235718.Succubus_Blues ALT: Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3295695-dragon-actually *Vaginal Fantasy airs on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 8pm PDT* ***EXCEPT FOR DECEMBER!! THE DECEMBER HANGOUT IS DEC. 30th at 2pm!!*** Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://full.sc/GTVYfM Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community JOIN OUR FORUMS! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/62938-vaginal-fantasy-hangout Follow us on individually on Twitter! FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Bonnie Burton: @bonniegrrl Felicia Day: @feliciaday Kiala Kazebee: @kiala Veronica Belmont: @veronica Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/vaginalfantasy NEXT HANGOUT IS Dec. 30th at 2pm! ON YOUTUBE.COM/GEEKANDSUNDRY Graphic Design by Delaney Mamer Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant Production Coordinator: Brit Weisman Technical Supervisor: Brenton Murrell Twitter: @GeekandSundry www.geekandsundry.com
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USA foreign policy encompasses every country, every religion on earth, every businesses, tribes, banks, money.....etc. Now they even stepped on Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tadjikistan.....creating war between various ethnic groups by financing them indirectly. This is to intimidate Russia. NewWorldOrder is their final purpose. They will achieve this either by conquest or by consent. Regarding arabs, they don't need disobidient people, therefore, they will kill them to the last. In politics there is no mercy, no emotions, no feelings, no tears, no humanity, no rights, no fear but money, power, intimidation, domination....etc.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing 00:03:00 1 Early life and education 00:03:10 1.1 Family 00:05:10 1.2 School 00:06:57 1.3 Christopher Morcom 00:09:22 1.4 University and work on computability 00:12:29 2 Career and research 00:13:05 2.1 Cryptanalysis 00:17:18 2.2 Bombe 00:20:05 2.3 Hut 8 and the naval Enigma 00:23:00 2.4 Turingery 00:24:07 2.5 Delilah 00:25:15 2.6 Early computers and the Turing test 00:29:19 2.7 Pattern formation and mathematical biology 00:32:17 3 Personal life 00:32:46 3.1 Conviction for indecency 00:35:01 3.2 Death 00:38:43 3.3 Government apology and pardon 00:45:02 4 Awards, honours, and tributes 00:45:26 4.1 Posthumous tributes 00:52:35 4.2 Centenary celebrations 00:55:37 4.3 Portrayal 00:55:45 4.3.1 In theatre 00:57:01 4.3.2 In literature 00:58:01 4.3.3 In music 00:59:34 4.3.4 In film 01:00:47 5 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.9415736196699929 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Alan Mathison Turing (; 23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954) was an English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher and theoretical biologist. Turing was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general-purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully recognised in his home country during his lifetime, due to his homosexuality, which was then a crime in the UK. During the Second World War, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre that produced Ultra intelligence. For a time he led Hut 8, the section that was responsible for German naval cryptanalysis. Here, he devised a number of techniques for speeding the breaking of German ciphers, including improvements to the pre-war Polish bombe method, an electromechanical machine that could find settings for the Enigma machine. Turing played a pivotal role in cracking intercepted coded messages that enabled the Allies to defeat the Nazis in many crucial engagements, including the Battle of the Atlantic, and in so doing helped win the war. Counterfactual history is difficult with respect to the effect Ultra intelligence had on the length of the war, but at the upper end it has been estimated that this work shortened the war in Europe by more than two years and saved over 14 million lives.After the war, Turing worked at the National Physical Laboratory, where he designed the Automatic Computing Engine, which was one of the first designs for a stored-program computer. In 1948, Turing joined Max Newman's Computing Machine Laboratory at the Victoria University of Manchester, where he helped develop the Manchester computers and became interested in mathematical biology. He wrote a paper on the chemical basis of morphogenesis and predicted oscillating chemical reactions such as the Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction, first observed in the 1960s. Turing was prosecuted in 1952 for homosexual acts; the Labouchere Amendment had mandated that "gross indecency" was a criminal offence in the UK. He accepted chemical castration treatment, with DES, as an alternative to prison. Turing died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, from cyanide poisoning. An inquest determined his death as a suicide, but it has been noted that the known evidence is also consistent with accidental poisoning.In 2009, following an Internet campaign, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made an official public apology on behalf of the British government for "the appalling way he was treated". Queen Elizabeth II granted Turing a posthumous pardon in 2013. The Alan Turing law is now an informal term for a 201 ...
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