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Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) | Clay Shirky

Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea) | Clay Shirky

I’m going to start here. This is a hand-lettered sign that appeared in a mom and pop bakery in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn a few years ago. The store owned one of those machines that can print on plates of sugar. And kids could bring in drawings and have the store print a sugar plate for the top of their birthday cake. But unfortunately, one of the things kids liked to draw was cartoon characters. They liked to draw…

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Every second counts | Microsoft In Culture

Every second counts | Microsoft In Culture

[MUSIC]>>The lengths we go to to have a 10th of a second advantage is mind-blowing. The adjustments to pick up a fraction of a second. It’s everything within racing.>>A right data getting to the right people is everything.>>We have data from every car. So no matter where you are in position on the racetrack, you’re analyzing your car, you’re analyzing the people around you as well.>>Anytime you get any type of competitive advantage, you want to keep it. The Lap…

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Is Technology Dangerous? (Star Wars + Heidegger) – 8-Bit Philosophy

Is Technology Dangerous? (Star Wars + Heidegger) – 8-Bit Philosophy

From Newton’s apple to the Large Hadron Collider, Technology promises progress — but is the world getting better because of it? Or worse? For German philosopher Martin Heidegger, in order to understand the value of technology, we fist need to understand what modern technology is. For Heidegger, “the essence of technology is by no means anything technological.” If that made no sense to you, stay with me. You see, hammers, computers, and blasters are all tools that we would consider…

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Data | Philosophy Tube

Data | Philosophy Tube

ELLIS: You got any ID? P.: Uh, yeah, sure, man.– There you go, have a good night. – Thanks.ELLIS: You got any ID? P.: Uh, yeah, sure, man.What is that? – It’s an ID scanner. – What does it do? – It scans your ID.– There you go, have a good night.– You got any ID? – Uh, yeah, sure, man.What is that? – It’s an ID scanner. – Is it compulsory? – It detects fakes. – Is it compulsory,…

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Ep 4 | The origins of human cell culture: Henrietta Lacks

Ep 4 | The origins of human cell culture: Henrietta Lacks

Hi everyone and welcome back to another video where I’ll be highlighting an underrepresented person in STEM. As it’s February it means that this is Black History Month in the US. And so I’ve decided that I will dedicate this video to an African-American who has left a lasting legacy in science and medicine. And so today, I will be highlighting the one and only Henrietta Lacks. Now Henrietta herself wasn’t a scientist but she did make considerable contributions to…

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Your Role in Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture

Your Role in Building a Welcoming and Inclusive Culture

(music) Berkeley Lab has long valued the contributions of many fields and perspectives, a tradition that goes back to our founding director E.O. Lawrence who pioneered the concept of team science. Today, to unlock the ideas that drive our science, we need everyone to help us innovate in a new area. Over the next few months our Chief Diversity Officer Lady Idos and I will ask you to engage with us in building a Lab culture that values the different…

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Mapping how railroads built America | Maptastic ep 3

Mapping how railroads built America | Maptastic ep 3

Welcome to Maptastic. Now you might think that you know the US. But we’re going to look at some maps that show it in a completely different light, looking at some new data that shows us how the US has built up over the last two centuries from East Coast to West Coast. Now cartographers love nothing more than new data to put on maps. And today, I’m with my colleague, Steve Bernard, who is our master cartographer at the…

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The New Obama for America App

The New Obama for America App

[Narrator] Our campaign has always been powered by the people who are out there everyday knocking on doors, making calls, and talking to their neighbors. All of that just got easier than ever. The new Obama 2012 smartphone app has everything you need to get the president’s back wherever you go. You can see what the most important news of the day is, and keep your friends and family in the loop on Facebook, Twitter, and via email and text…

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This is Keysight – People and Culture

This is Keysight – People and Culture

What is a company? Is it defined by the customers it serves? The products it makes? By its shareholders? Or the values it champions? At Keysight, while we believe in all of this. It’s our PEOPLE who make this possible. Global leaders in our industry, masters of our own destiny, driven, motivated, proud to win. Achieving profitable growth and total shareholder return. We do it with relentless passion and an obsession with high performance. We act with high accountability to…

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Marx Part 2: Capitalism’s Consequences | Philosophy Tube

Marx Part 2: Capitalism’s Consequences | Philosophy Tube

March is my month of Marx: In Part 1 we learned about Labour and Class conflict. In this Part 2 we’ll be looking at capitalism’s consequences, vis-a-vis Alienation. As well as being a generally bad time for anybody who worked in a factory, the other thing Victorian England was famous for was machines: automation, and this is gonna become very important later in the series. Remember Marx thought that value comes from labour. A machine, then, for Marx, is like…

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