Posts filed under “Weekend”
Sapolsky’s outstanding Stanford lecture on “The Uniqueness of Humans”
Stanford primatologist and anthropologist Robert Sapolsky scores big with this grad lecture on “The Uniqueness of Humans,” a humbling, inspiring and sweet 30 minutes on what it is about humans that makes us unique from our animal cousins, and how many of the seemingly unique features of humanity can be found elsewhere.
On the flight over, I watched some Chapelle videos. The guy is unbelievably funny, and his show was terrifically ballsy. We met with lots of people this week — maybe that’s why this video resonated. Its an oldie but a goodie — watch the old white lady’s face as she nods in agreement. Chappelle’s Show…Read More
Bizarrely amusing: The first installment of Chap-Hop superstar Mr.B the Gentleman Rhymer’s ‘Histories’ series. The history of hip-hop. In five minutes. On the banjolele. Chap-Hop hoorah! Directed by Dave Alexander.
Apparently, forces of nature and supernature do not like the collider: “The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break. First, a coolant leak destroyed some of the magnets that guide the energy beam. Then LHC officials postponed the restart of the machine to add additional safety features. Now,…Read More
Why anyone would pay that type of wood for a V10 powered Lexus is beyond me — but it does look cool: Lexus LFA Price: Estimated $400,000 On sale: 2010 Engine: 4.8-litre V10 Power: 412kW/8700 revs Torque: 480Nm/6800 revs Transmission: Six-speed automated manual, rear-wheel drive Performance: 0-100km/h, 3.7s; top speed, 317km/h Video > See also:…Read More