TED Talks: Nick Hanauer, Income Inequality

As the war over income inequality wages on, super-rich Seattle entrepreneur Nick Hanauer has been raising the hackles of his fellow 1-percenters, espousing the contrarian argument that rich people don't actually create jobs.

The position is controversial so much so that TED is refusing to post a talk that Hanauer gave on the subject. National Journal reports today that TED officials decided not to put Hanauer's March 1 speech up online after deeming his remarks "too politically controversial" for the site.


12 Year Old on Gov. Borrowing and Banks

12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Support a public bank for YOUR state. Donate and make it happen!


Chalk Warfare

In the modern urban combat zone, the only weapons you have are your wits, your instincts and whatever firearms and explosive devices you can draw with chalk.


60 - Numberphile

The ancient Babylonians used a number system with base 60 (sexagesimal). Tablet image courtesy of Bill Casselman and Yale Babylonian Collection - more at http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/Euclid/ybc/ybc.html

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BBC: Destination Titan. [Moon of Saturn].

The Huygens probe entered the atmosphere of Titan at 20,000 miles per hour. The scientific team behind it had just one question: would it survive?

First aired 10 Apr 2012, RT 58:54.

It's a voyage of exploration like no other - to Titan, Saturn's largest moon and thought to resemble our own early Earth. For a small team of British scientists this would be the culmination of a lifetime's endeavour - the flight alone, some 2 billion miles, would take a full seven years. This is the story of the space probe they built, the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing. Would their ambitions survive the descent into the unknown on Titan's surface?


Pub Dog

Bird Box Studio presents this humorous short. A hungry dog and his antics in a pub.


Facebook IPO: What it Means

Hank delivers at a breakneck pace.

Because there is a bit of confusion about what IPOs are and, really, what the stock market is and how it works, I thought I'd take the IPO of Facebook as an opportunity to discuss it. In general, the "financial" part of our economy seems kind of crazy and embarrassing. Especially as, these days, a lot of what our economy does is just re-investing in our economy, seems dangerous. Maybe I will talk about it more in the future.

As for Facebook, I really believe that it (and lots of other companies that offer free services to their users) are dramatically overvalued. I think Facebook went public at the right moment, and that it's stock price will dip substantially before it is correctly valued and starts growing again. But, y'know, I'm not a financial analyst. I do know that if Vlogbrothers was paid based on the same metric of $100 per user, we could sell our property for $20,000,000, which is, of course, several orders of magnitude of crazy.

But if you want to own a piece, just to say you own a piece, Facebook is FB on the NASDAQ.


Will Smith Does 'The Fresh Prince' Rap

http://www.bbc.co.uk/grahamnortonshow Among the guests on Graham's sofa are Hollywood star Will Smith, who stars in new film Men in Black III; Take That's Gary Barlow, who is discussing the Jubilee Celebration Concert; and music legend Sir Tom Jones.


Dueling Pianos Competition (1977)

It depicts a competition between "professors" (brothel pianists) to win $100 from John Stark in Sedalia, Missouri. Louis Chauvin, who is a better pianist but can't read/write music, teams up with Joplin and unleashes Maple Leaf Rag upon the public for the first time (this did not actually occur.)

Dick Hyman is playing the soundtrack and Billy Dee Williams is portraying Scott Joplin.

Scott Joplin by Universal Studios.


The Mongols! - Crash Course World History

John Green teaches us, at long last, about the most exceptional bunch of empire-building nomads in the history of the world, wait for it... the Mongols!

How did the Mongols go from being a relatively small band of herders who occasionally engaged in some light hunting-gathering to being one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world in the space of 25 years? It turns out Genghis Khan was a pretty big part of it, but you probably already knew that. The more interesting questions might be, what kind of rulers were they, and what effect did their empire have on the world we know today? Find out, as John finally schools us on the Mongols.


Ghost Recon Alpha (Official Film)

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Alpha the movie invites you into the future of war with the US Armed Forces' point of spear. Inserted deep behind enemy lines, the Ghosts must strike swiftly to eliminate one of the world's most feared war criminals, and vanish as they came.