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W00tstock 5.0 - George RR Martin vs. Paul and Storm - YouTube
The singers of "Write like the Wind, George RR Martin" get a surprise.
game-of-thrones  grrm  george-rr-martin  funny  video  wootstock 
april 2015 by pw201
Twelve Tones - YouTube
30 minutes of video (hand drawn pictures in time to the narration) and music on finding patterns and 12 tone music. Worth a watch/listen. Via AB on Google+.
music  pattern  stravinsky  chromatic  art  vi-hart  video 
july 2013 by pw201
Riker sits down | MetaFilter
Commander Riker has a way with chairs. The YouTube video is doing the rounds, but I'm linking to the Metafilter thread as it contains comments from "The Riker Who Mounts the World", as well as links to Wil Wheaton's take on it.
chair  funny  enterprise  riker  video  star-trek 
may 2013 by pw201
Home cooked blues
"Basic Blues Piano Lesson 1-10 is for beginners and is absolutley free. These ten lessons were designed to give a piano player a good foundation for beginning blues piano."
video  lesson  blues  music  piano 
june 2012 by pw201
Atheism isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship … with reality | Unreasonable Faith
A summary of blogged responses to that "I hate religion but love Jesus" video that's been doing the rounds. I made a comment at the bottom. Also good for the comment thread on Atheismo, the diety for atheists.
relationship  with  god  video  atheism  religion 
january 2012 by pw201
Optical Effects of Special Relativity - YouTube
What the world would look like if you went very fast (or lowered the speed of light).
physics  relativity  simulation  animation  video  youtube  science 
october 2011 by pw201
Nick Davies on phone hacking, Murdoch and News of the World - video | Media |
The investigative journalist Nick Davies on how the phone-hacking scandal has escalated, leading to News of the World's announced closure.
video  law  press  news-of-the-world  nick-davies  murdoch 
july 2011 by pw201
YouTube - Roll a D6
Just in case there's anyone who hasn't seen this yet...
video  youtube  music  dungeons-and-dragons  roleplaying 
may 2011 by pw201
"Don't Talk to the Police" by Professor James Duane
Of course, in the UK, we don't have an unqualified right to silence, but this stuff's interesting anyway. There's a follow-on video where a police officer responds and says the professor is right :-)
law  video  police  legal  lectures  rights 
march 2011 by pw201
OK, so remixing videos of Pentecostal services is like shooting fish in a barrel, but you've got to love the person who though of turning it into an 90s video game.
funny  pentecostal  video  youtube  charismatic  christianity 
march 2011 by pw201
YouTube - crazy watering can
Sort of Russell's Teapot with some bite: a brilliantly edited video. Apparently done as a homework assignment: can you do this stuff on home equipment these days? via mefi.
religion  crazy  watering-can  video  youtube  teapot  russell 
january 2011 by pw201
YouTube - They're Made Out Of Meat
Video version of a classic sci-fi short story.
video  youtube  scifi  funny  meat  aliens 
august 2010 by pw201
Charlie Rose - Author Christopher Hitchens
The full interview with Hitchens (video, 1 hour long)
video  christopher-hitchens  cancer  hitchens 
august 2010 by pw201
Verbal Judo: Diffusing Conflict Through Conversation
An ex-English Professor and ex-Cop, George Thompson, who now teaches a method he calls "Verbal Judo", a primer on communications techniques, focusing on defensive & redirection tactics. This is a link to the Less Wrong thread where there's a comment giving a summary, though the video is good too (but long, as 1:30).
language  psychology  rationality  video  lectures  negotiation  persuasion 
august 2010 by pw201
YouTube - What Atheists Can Learn from the LGBT Movement :: 2010 Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference
Greta Christina gives an hour long talk, which is pretty interesting. One thing I learned was that I probably wouldn't want to live in America, if atheists there have it as bad as LGBT people, though I suppose a lot of it depends on where you are and who you mix with. Interesting bit at the end on how if atheists "win", atheism won't mean you're special, super-rational or whatever: I think we can see that in this country, certainly.
homosexuality  lgbt  atheism  greta-christina  video  youtube 
august 2010 by pw201
YouTube - Top 10 quirky science tricks for parties
I like the one about pouring CO2 onto candles to extinguish them.
science  youtube  magic  video  tricks  physics  chemistry 
july 2010 by pw201
FIREFLY: The Credits Sequence It Deserved! gives Joss Whedon's "Firefly' an 80s style intro sequence. Still not as good as Airwolf's, but a good effort.
video  funny  youtube  television  firefly  intro 
july 2010 by pw201
YouTube - Carl Sagan: A Universe Not Made For Us
"Excerpts from Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space. More specifically, from the chapter titled A Universe Not Made For Us. I edited together the audio from the audio-book, and added the video from Stephen Hawking's Into the Universe and Brian Cox's Wonders of the Solar System. The music is Jack's Theme from the Lost soundtrack."
cosmology  astronomy  sagan  science  evolution  universe  video  youtube  religion  creationism 
july 2010 by pw201
YouTube - John Passmore on Hume: Section 1
A video discussing Hume's ideas on causality, the self and experience.
philosophy  hume  enlightenment  empiricism  video  john-passmore  david-hume 
june 2010 by pw201
A Turing Machine Overview
Someone has built this excellent mechanical Turing machine (OK, so it has electronics in the read/write head, but it's got real tape).
computers  hardware  programming  software  turing  video  algorithm  history  logic  compsci 
march 2010 by pw201
YouTube - The Daily Mail Song
Shooting fish in a barrel,but still funny.
video  music  youtube  funny  satire  humour  mail  news  newspapers  daily-mail  dan 
march 2010 by pw201
YouTube - Finite Simple Group (of Order Two)
Maths filk is funny: this one is oddly sweet, although I also groaned at various points.
music  video  youtube  humour  mathematics  funny  maths  acapella 
march 2010 by pw201
Dr. Marlene Winell speaks about indoctrination by authoritarian religion
Dr Winell speaks to Valeria Tarico. Winell's experiences and those of her clients were much more traumatic than mine, because their churches really did deserve the "fundamentalist" label, but it's still an interesting video on the psychology of leaving a religion. The part about how if something doesn't work for you it's your fault and you must try harder rang some bells. Via Debunking Christianity.
video  religion  valerie-tarico  indoctrination  hell  rapture  psychology  fundamentalism  christianity 
february 2010 by pw201
Chris Wood - atheist spiritual - Come Down Jehovah
Chris Wood's atheist spiritual/folk song, which I quite liked. HT to Andrew Rilstone.
youtube  video  music  atheism  folk  religion  jehovah 
january 2010 by pw201
Killing In The Climb -
Why have them vying for the Christmas number one when you can combine them?
music  video  rathergood  funny  mashup 
december 2009 by pw201
'The Evolution of Confusion' by Dan Dennett, AAI 2009
Dennett on his project to interview clergy who no longer believe but are closeted (Dennet explicitly makes the analogy with gay people in the 1950s), on "deepities" in theology (Interestingly, he rejects criticisms that other 3 horsemen don't know enough theology or philosophy), and on how we needn't suppose some people sat down and conspired to make up religions.
religion  video  dennett  evolution  daniel-dennett  theology  memes  deepity 
november 2009 by pw201
George Carlin - Religion is bullshit.
Carlin's classic routine on religion, in which he tells us how he worships the Sun and Joe Pesci. May be "strident".
religion  video  youtube  funny  atheism  humour  god  carlin  comedy 
november 2009 by pw201
The Open Road London (1927)
Colour footage of London in 1927. Pretty amazing stuff.
london  video  history  youtube  archive 
november 2009 by pw201
Mitchell and Webb - Stalin Vs Hitler (arguing the moral toss)
"Welcome to Arguing the Moral Toss". You know who else said that: Hitler!
hitler  stalin  mitchell-and-webb  funny  video  youtube  morality  humour  debate 
november 2009 by pw201
A life changed by evidence
Series of videos by a former evangelical Christian explaining why he became an atheist. Well produced and informative stuff. The chap makes a palpable effort to show how he was a Christian and how, for much of the time before his deconversion, he thought the things he was learning could be incorporated into Christianity rather than working against it.
video  youtube  de-conversion  christianity  evangelicalism  bible  morality 
november 2009 by pw201
Mr. Deity and the Identity Crisis
"any time anyone's said anything comprehensible about the Trinity the Church has declared it a heresy." - Gareth
funny  video  religion  christianity  trinity  mr-deity 
october 2009 by pw201
Justice with Michael Sandel - Home
Harvard has put Michael Sandel's justly popular "Justice" course on the web. Well worth watching.
education  philosophy  morality  ethics  video  community  politics  harvard  justice 
september 2009 by pw201
That Mitchell and Webb Look: Homeopathic A&E
When someone comes in with a vague sense of unease or a touch of the nerves, or even just more money than sense, we'll be there for them, bottle of basically just water in one hand, and a huge invoice in the other.
homeopathy  medicine  satire  science  humour  video  funny  youtube 
july 2009 by pw201
Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version
So there's this thing where you take a pop video and then change the lyrics to describe what's going on in the video. Turns out it's pretty funny.
music  video  youtube  funny  humour  facebook  literal 
may 2009 by pw201
Why We Believe in Gods - Andy Thomson
How human cognitive faculties give rise to religious beliefs. Not a proof that religion in false, of course, but explanation for how it persists despite it.
atheism  religion  video  psychology  youtube  cognition  cognitive-bias 
april 2009 by pw201
She Left Me for Jesus! « Unreasonable Faith
Hayes Caril singing about a common experience. Yee-haw.
funny  religion  video  jesus  relationships  love  music 
february 2009 by pw201
A fistful of Rikers.
Surreal Star Trek re-mixes. I enjoyed "Beard on Beard".
funny  video  fanvid  startrek  star-trek 
january 2009 by pw201
40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes
Fun mashup of the moment in all films where the music swells and the heroes rally the troops...
funny  humour  video  mashup  inspirational 
december 2008 by pw201
Hitler's BNP membership gets leaked
It's another subtitled parody of the bunker scene in The Downfall, this one about the leaking of the BNP's membership list. "I should have joined UKIP instead". Very funny.
youtube  video  parody  nazis  humour  funny  bnp  nick-griffin  hitler  downfall 
november 2008 by pw201
Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy?
Dan Gilbert on the psychology of happiness: how we synthesise happiness once we've made an irreversible choice.
brain  psychology  science  video  ted  happiness 
april 2008 by pw201
Video on the Subtext programming language
A presentation on an interesting visual language, borrowing ideas from logic tables and spreadsheets. The demo was impressive, but I'm not sure how it'd work for larger programs.
language  logic  programming  subtext  languages  video 
april 2008 by pw201
Video: "How to Speak"
Professor Patrick Winston of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers tips on how to give an effective talk, cleverly illustrating his suggestions by using them himself.
communication  lectures  teaching  video  presentation  speaking  MIT  patrick-winston 
february 2008 by pw201
Cool stuff to do with the Wii controller
My favourite is the head tracking stuff which makes the TV screen a view onto a 3D scene.
Bluetooth  computers  games  hardware  video  hack  wiimote  wii  VR  virtual-reality 
february 2008 by pw201
The Logic of Life by Tim Harford
Great Google Talk by Tim Harford, author of "The Logic of Life" and "The Undercover Economist". We're apparently more rational than we might think we are.
books  economics  video  sex  dating  crime  rationality 
february 2008 by pw201
10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube | MetaFilter
Links to worthwhile videos on YouTube: lectures from authors and intellectuals, that kind of thing.
youtube  Video  metafilter  education  google  talks 
december 2007 by pw201
James Randi exposes Uri Geller and Peter Popoff
Randi's video, including Geller on the Tonight Show, unable to do his trick when others supply the props.
magic  video  youtube  randi  geller  popoff  psychics  religion 
september 2007 by pw201
YouTube - Re: Jesus loves you
"but his Dad thinks you're a shit" - the Gospel explained. Two Ways To Live was never like this.
atheism  funny  humour  religion  jesus  gospel  video  youtube 
september 2007 by pw201
Slaughterhouse - the Task of Blood (BBC)
BBC documentary on a slaughterhouse in Oldham, and the lives of people who work there.
video  slaughter  meat  lumpenproletariat  oldham  bbc 
july 2007 by pw201
YouTube - The Loudness War
Interesting demonstration of the effect of the trend towards increasing loudness on recent CDs.
music  video  audio  compression  loudness 
june 2007 by pw201
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