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Kitno


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Posted: 2016-05-10 17:44
Nonius, https://youtu.be/aO1SMJNhxi0?t=41 Where Putin can reminisce. Good watch for the first few minutes, especially some of the choice quotes from the, ahem, head of state. Unexpectedly being shot in the back of the head was SOP for criminals to be executed in the USSR right till the end.

Mitrokhin Archive. A bit of a tome but a fascinating insight into the KGB's highly effective "active measures" around the West, their methods and objectives. Based on documents stolen piecemeal in the 1980s until the fall of the USSR.

NB: I can't embed that URL.



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Kitno


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Posted: 2016-05-13 03:23
Papa Doc

& 6:02 exactly.

Salut toi, je vais au Social Club avec des amis ce soir, c'est au 142 rue Montmartre. J'ai mis ta robe préférée. Viens me trouver.

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Posted: 2016-06-09 05:51
ThankS kitno!

Sugar. A talk not doc

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Posted: 2016-06-29 12:39
The Discrete Charm of Geometry by Ekaterina Eremenko


A team of mathematicians is working together on a big project. Excitement of discovery, hope and disappointment, competition and recognition are shown from an infinitely close distance. Scientists united by the idea of discretization, which, in short, means: constructing continuous objects from basic building blocks. Akin to the scientists’ search for the right discretization of continuum, this film itself is composed of fragments – individual characters of different ages, temperaments and scientific approaches – which form a single continuous melody. The question of where the boundaries lie between mathematics and the lives of those who are involved in it and how much they are willing to sacrifice is as important as the search for precise scientific answers. A unique and unprecedented dive into the unknown world of mathematicians.

http://discretization.de/en/news/2015/08/21/discrete-charm-geometry/

http://discretization.de/media/filer_public/2015/09/07/the_discrete_charm_of_geometry_trailer_sep03_2015_1080p.mp4


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Posted: 2016-07-03 16:13
Minoans

Been watching a few Bettany Hughes documentaries. Is it just me or does Bettany need a good dose of lovin'

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Posted: 2016-07-04 05:56
Miz Hughes seems to make a lot of double entendres, which is almost as annoying as the long shots of her driving around in a little scooter. Like I'm really supposed to believe she's driving around Crete in a scooter while some helicopter accidentally flies by video taping her.

I've been liking going through the old Walt Disney "documentaries" about man in space:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWJrvT9sTPk&list=PLGmPwEXfaPUUi5VWn5GeL-j_Ebsqw2FHn

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

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Posted: 2016-07-09 15:49
hahahah! that's true.

I'll check the man in space....

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Posted: 2016-07-09 23:36
Kitno: can't embed


The phorum strips https:// URL's out, so replace a href=https://x.y.z with a href=//x.y.z.

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Posted: 2016-07-17 11:26
Aaron swartz

Some of it I liked. Typically starts off setting the stage where everyone talks about what a genius he was (how he learned to read in his mother's womb, school was too boring because he was too smart, that kind of thing). A bit patchy, sort of elliptical in the sense that it isn't always chronological.

I should't trash talk the dead, but a couple of points come to mind: Some of it was good and some of the things he said made sense. But:

1. I don't feel sorry for guys who commit suicide, especially after taking huge risks as he did.
2. I'm not sure we have the full story on why he "gave up" startup land.
3. If he was so brilliant, why the hell did he sneak into MIT's server rooms after knowing very well he was on the Radar of the FBI?
4. The next tech entrepreneur guy whom I hear say something like "I want to make the world a better place" is going to be on my "needs a beating list".

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Posted: 2016-07-17 15:39
I was nonplussed by the movie. A bit too hagiographic.

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Posted: 2016-07-17 20:42
That's the perfect description Chiral...

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rod


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Posted: 2016-11-06 13:41
Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature is one of my all-time favorites.

It's a 4-part documentary on the use and misuse of water resources and the transformation of the American Southwest:

Episode 1: Mulholland's Dream

Episode 2: An American Nile

Episode 3: The Mercy of Nature

Episode 4: Last Oasis

The documentary is based on Marc Reisner's book:


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Posted: 2016-11-06 14:31
Unlocking the Cage

It's a documentary about a battle for legal personhood rights for non-human animals.
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