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Questions no one knows the answers to

Questions no one knows the answers to

100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

TeachingwithTED TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader. The intent of this project wiki is to address: How can the TED talks be used as springboards for further discourse, exploration, reflection, and action? The wiki was initiated independently of TED by Jackie Gerstein, but the TED team in New York know about it and are excited by its potential. The individual pages (see sidebar) not only contain the original TED talks, but also additional references, resources, and activities about the topic and/or speaker. Why study TED? The collection of all these leaders in different fields means you will learn of things you have never considered within your immediate realm. talks provide an opportunity to share something that’s not our own and opportunity to rethink what we and our colleagues do, publicly. Who owns TED

Suis-je un sociopathe ? | Aurèle, le blog La vie c’est étrange, un jour t’es en train de te promener au milieu de zombies sous les effets d’une drogue douce, et l’autre t’es allongé sur ton canapé à chercher la scène de Taxi Driver où De Niro se rase les cheveux… Résultat, elle est introuvable sur Youtube. Fuck… Si je fumais, je pourrais tirer sur ma cigarette, prendre un air inspiré, cracher la fumée et annoncer que le thème de ce billet sera les films qui vous donnent envie de franchir la barrière de la sanité et de devenir un sociopathe. Mais je ne fume pas, alors je vais écrire sur autre chose. On m’a déjà appelé « sociopathe ». Sociopathe Une personnalité antisociale est un trouble de la personnalité qui se caractérise par une tendance générale à l’indifférence vis-à-vis des normes sociales, des émotions et droits d’autrui ainsi que par un comportement impulsif. Je disais quoi sur mes parents à l’instant ? Je ne me reconnais absolument pas. Aussi, je dois me rendre à l’évidence.

Ideas y cerebros se citan en TED 2012 Ellos no llevan ni chaquetas ni corbatas. Y ellas no hacen equilibrismos sobre un tacón ni lucen tres capas de maquillaje. Abundan los vaqueros, las camisetas, las zapatillas de deporte y las botas planas. Al fin y al cabo, esto es Long Beach, California, y el aire desenfadado y natural, en contraste con el elegante pero estirado Nueva York, se deja sentir en cuanto bajas del avión y ves sonreír incluso a los taxistas. Pero es que los privilegiados que han pagado 7500 dólares por asistir como público a la mítica TED Conference, que hoy arranca en el Performing Arts Center de Long Beach, se cuidan mucho de no desentonar estéticamente con los conceptos de innovación, imaginación y atrevimiento que planean sobre este encuentro anual con casi 30 años de historia. Los asistentes creen en el poder de las ideas para transformar el mundo Al Gore germinó aquí su documental sobre el cambio climático Porque la TED Conference ya no es simplemente un encuentro anual.

Why TED Is a Massive, Money-Soaked Orgy of Self-Congratulatory Futurism | Media Photo Credit: R.Iegosyn via May 21, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. There was a bit of a scandal last week when it was reported that a TED Talk on income equality had been censored. The talk seemed reasonably well-received by the audience, but TED “curator” Chris Anderson told Hanauer that it would not be featured on TED’s site, in part because the audience response was mixed but also because it was too political and this was an “election year.” Hanauer had his PR people go to the press immediately and accused TED of censorship, which is obnoxious — TED didn’t have to host his talk, obviously, and his talk was not hugely revelatory for anyone familiar with recent writings on income inequity from a variety of experts — but Anderson’s responses were still a good distillation of TED’s ideology. Strip away the hype and you’re left with a reasonably good video podcast with delusions of grandeur.