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Offline hjon71

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TEDTalks
« on: March 03, 2014, 05:15:03 AM »
I can't get enough of it. Fascinating videos about so many different topics.
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 07:06:34 PM »
Yes...I watch TED too!

This is the one I recommend...And it's not about games at all...
http://new.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_the_game_that_can_give_you_10_extra_years_of_life
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 01:09:35 AM »
I have watched that before. So many good presentations I couldn't pick a favorite.
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 07:05:01 AM »
Been watching them for quite awhile, and You're right…..there's 'a lot' of them.  The wife and I try to catch at least 'one' TED Talk per day.

……we still have some (much) catching up to do  :)  We consider it one of the best, most informative sites available on the internet.
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 05:32:50 PM »
I will try to poke around and try to post a good one I saw last year that really stuck with me. I encourage everyone to do the same.
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 05:42:36 PM »
I view them streamed thru netflix……..the diversity is impressive indeed.
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 11:15:27 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 03:22:36 AM »
Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 11:02:00 PM »
This video is making some waves because TED pulled it from their site.
Banned TED Talk: Nick Hanauer "Rich people don't create jobs"

I wasn't overly impressed but I can't figure out why....
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 07:24:23 AM »
I don't know….I think he nailed it…..perhaps another viewing is in order..?  The scowling face of Don Trump was hilarious…..

I wonder why it was pulled…..its no more or less controversial, or insightful than most.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 06:28:30 PM »
Wow ...that one is pretty good. It made me think.
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Re: TEDTalks
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 09:57:55 PM »
 Redbug - I am going to assume you mean the one by Chimamanda Adichie.
I agree.  

TBeek - The ideas he presents aren't new or groundbreaking or particularly thought provoking. I agree with his point of who the real job creators are, that is common sense where I'm concerned. We the average people have so much power but most just don't realize it, which is sad.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2014, 06:17:22 AM »
His ideas may not be new or groundbreaking or particularly thought provoking to you or I, but its a message not heard very often. 

How often do 'you' hear this type of message?  Where on this planet is it readily available without the usual condemnation or confusion?

I'd be willing to wager the 'majority' never hears this type of message or if they do…its by some talking head labeling it communism or socialism  :laugh:……so………..I urge you to PASS IT FORWARD………..

AGREED;  after 2000 years of conditioning the masses we are perhaps at our weakest point of manipulation by the 'controllers'…..but I can see and feel the changes coming…..baby steps……just taking some baby steps... :)
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2014, 10:51:15 AM »
You asked why is was pulled- those were the reasons.
TED felt it didn't meet the standard, no other reason. They also claim it isn't censorship because it is still available on other sources(YouTube). They own the video and could have it removed but haven't done so.

Quite difficult matters can be explained even to a slow-witted man, if only he has not already adopted a wrong opinion about them; but the simplest things cannot be made clear even to a very intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he already knows, and knows indubitably, the truth of the matter under consideration. -Leo Tolstoy

 

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