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Consumer Electronics Offer Glimpse into Ag Tech

This ZimmCast is going to be another focus on the AgNerd Cloud. It’s just been working that way lately. I did not attend the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas but via Twitter I met John Shutske, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach Programs in the University of Wisconsin’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who was attending. John... Read More

STEVEN TELES: Nudge, or Shove? Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just soun…

STEVEN TELES: Nudge, or Shove? Cass Sunstein’s ‘libertarian paternalism’ doesn’t just sound oxymoronic; it actually is. Liberalism deserves more forthright advocacy. Libertarian paternalism seeks to authorize a very wide range of tools...Show More Summary

Just Do Some Thing

An excerpt from my dialogue with Paul McAleer on our podcast Designing Yourself, Episode #14: The Breakthrough (originally aired May 23, 2014), with minimal editing for readability. [To Roz Duffy] So much of what you’re talking about is about trying and doing, which are actions that you take, as opposed to fear and anxiety, which [Keep Reading...]

Transforming Work into Life’s Work

An excerpt from my dialogue with Paul McAleer on our podcast Designing Yourself, Episode #13: Making Things Happen (originally aired May 7, 2014), with minimal editing for readability. It’s really too bad that we don’t have another word for this, because it ends up giving work a bad name. This precise thing, this feeling of [Keep Reading...]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile, Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent co-authored paper on the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the use of the Precautionary Principle. Show More Summary

Watch: The Beautiful Short Films of Ben Aston

I first learned about director (and /Filmcast listener) Ben Aston when he wrote me an email a year ago asking me to check out one of his short films. Since then he’s put out two more short films, both of which have gone on to play at prestigious film festivals all around the world. His […] The post Watch: The Beautiful Short Films of Ben Aston appeared first on /Film.

Episode 342: There Were No Pumpkin Spice Lattes in The Poor Theater of Grotowski

The overthinkers tackle the long and storied history of Overthinking. Episode 342: There Were No Pumpkin Spice Lattes in The Poor Theater of Grotowski originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

TV Recap: Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 3

The Overthinkers recap Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 3. TV Recap: Downton Abbey Season 5 Episode 3 originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]

Parallels Between Personal Training and Lean Coaching

Today’s post is hosted over at LinkedIn.com as part of their Influencers series: 11 Things My Personal Trainer is Teaching Me About My Own Work Working with a personal fitness trainer has helped me see parallels to what I do with Lean… how my clients maybe see the world and things that I can do […]

Watch: Ben Aston's Haunting Short 'He Took His Skin Off For Me'

"'Is this what you want,' he asked. And I said 'yes.' So he took his skin off for me." Get ready for this. Ben Aston has premiered his short He Took His Skin Off For Me on Vimeo, after its debut at Fantastic Fest and Toronto After Dark Film Festival last year. Show More Summary

Podcast: Journalist Dan Cohen on What He Saw as Gaza Endured Deadly Winter Storm

A deadly winter storm recently hit the Middle East and impacted tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza, who are still homeless as a result of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge” which destroyed thousands of homes. Al-Arabiya News reported that snowstorm “Huda” had Palestinians scurrying for heaters as well as bread, water and diapers. Power [...]

GE tech guru high-fives the public cloud

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Despite the success of Amazon Web Services, and the resources Microsoft and Google have poured into Azure and Google Cloud Platform respectively to compete with AWS, public cloud still has a bit of…

Facebook video chat is plug-in free on Chrome, Chrome OS

Got a Chromebook and want to have a video chat with a Facebook friend? You don't need to download or install any plug-ins, now that Facebook video supports WebRTC. Instead, you…

GoNintendo Podcast Webisode 492

It's an all-guy show this time around! Mom Brain is off vacationing in Florida for a few days, which meant us immature boys were left to our own devices! Hopefully you can enjoy the show we pieced together. We definitely had fun doing it! Download the show here (thanks Poopaloop!)

Fireteam Team Chat: The Big Cheese

IGN's Destiny podcast experiment returns to talk about the good and bad of exploiting raids.

The War of the Worlds Rehearsal

In a few hours, I’m heading to the theatre for the final rehearsal for tonight’s performance of The War of the Worlds, as part of the 2015 Sci-Fi Fest. I have the great honor and privilege of playing Orson Welles as Professor Pierson. It’s a bit of a dream come true for me, because I’ve … Continue reading The War of the Worlds Rehearsal ?

Daily Downloads (The Week's Best Free and Legal Music Including Matt Pond, Hey Rosetta!, Six Organs of Admittance, and more)

Every day, Daily Downloads offers 10 free and legal mp3 downloads. Today's free and legal mp3 downloads: Glass Oaks: Dim Light EP [mp3] Hey Rosetta!: Introducing Hey Rosetta! album [mp3] Matt Pond: Skeletons and Friends album [mp3] Mia Doi Todd:...

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