TED Talks - Technology, Entertainment, Design

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Love Ted Talks (although the potential applications of that camera one did ignite my paranoia somewhat!?) … They are one of my favourite ways to keep myself amused while ironing… (!!? :huh: )

 

My overall favourite, inspiring discovery on Ted (yes! I have one!) has been Mr Hans Rosling. (He has at least 6 presentations on there. My favourite one is on religion and babies -the first minute especially!) The facts, the gap-minder invention for presenting statistics, his accent, his humour, his passion and his eternal optimism for the future of our world (based on facts!), all have me searching out his new presentations regularly. In all seriousness, I revisit them to give me hope when I am feeling gloomy. I wonder why he is not more famous…?

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Thanks Jeremy, I'm glad you liked it. I'm inspired to start a garden I have 100 square meters of garden space in the back of the house and all I've planted so far are a few tulips. There's a couple of apple trees back there that I plan on getting the apples from and do some baking. Is it possible to plant kale in a garden in Germany and it thrives?

 

What's good to start with. I really want to plant something. What about stray cats that roam the 'hood would they be a problem?

 

Btw, he has an interesting website. It's called LaGreengrounds.org

 

Like Ron Finley, I wanna get gangsta with my shovel. ;)

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Sugata Mitra gives a compelling reason why we should change education - everywhere not just India. The German school system is also a perfect example of what is wrong with education.

 

 

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I also loved that talk. Recommended.

 

I agree! He's awesome. "Plant some shit!" :lol:

 

It led me to this one:

 

 

 

His 'evolution of man' in 15 seconds clip is great.

 

edit: jeremy, the Sir Ken Robinson TED talks are probably my favorites.

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Film critic, Roger Ebert died yesterday after an 11 year battle with thyroid and salivary cancer losing his ability to speak, eat, and drink.

 

 

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A great one --- guy locked-in gets to communicate.

 

<iframe src="http://embed.ted.com/talks/mick_ebeling_the_invention_that_unlocked_a_locked_in_artist.html" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

 

Oh well. I see I have not yet mastered the art of embedding. Here's the linky.

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