What did you learn today?

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  1. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
    It's just, like... that guy's opinion, man.
     
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  2. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
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  3. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
  4. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE!

    Mar 31, 2010
    If that's "Weird," then the world could use a lot more "Weird" people!
     
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  5. Winslow

    Winslow

    Sep 25, 2011
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  6. delta7fred

    delta7fred

    Jul 3, 2007
    England
    A friend of mine answers every question with "haddock" and very soon gets put through to humanoid!
     
  7. No. Just watch it, dude. It shows you the dozens of little ‘Easter eggs’ scattered thru the film.

    Read my post below…
     
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  8. Phenomenal book. Well worth reading or listening to the audio version). Many interviews on various Podcasts.

    Stolen Focus : Why You Can't Pay Attention - and How to Think Deeply Again



    “All over the world, our ability to pay attention is collapsing. In the US, college students now focus on one task for only 65 seconds, and office workers on average manage only three minutes. New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari went on an epic journey across the world to meet the leading scientists and experts investigating why this is happening to us – and discovered that everything we think we know on this subject is wrong.

    We think our inability to focus is a personal failing – a flaw in each one of us. It is not. This has been done to us – by powerful external forces. Our focus has been stolen. Johann discovered there are twelve deep cases of this crisis, all of which have robbed some of our attention. He shows how he learned this in a thrilling journey that takes him from Silicon Valley dissidents who figured out how to hack human attention, to veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD; from a favela in Rio where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, to an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore their workers’ attention.

    Crucially, he learned how – as individuals, and as a society – we can get our focus back, if we are determined to fight for it. The answers will surprise and thrill you. This is a book about our attention crisis unlike any you’ve read before.

    Johann Hari’s books on addiction and depression transformed those debates, appearing in 37 languages, praised by everyone from Oprah Winfrey to Noam Chomsky to Hillary Clinton. His TED talks have been viewed 78 million times.



    What They’re Saying About “Stolen Focus”
    ‘If you want to get your attention and focus back, you need to read this remarkable book. All over the world, Johann Hari interviewed both the leading scientists investigating why we’re losing our focus, and the people developing solutions. He has cracked the code of why we’re in this crisis, and how to get out of it. We all need to hear this message.’

    – ARIANNA HUFFINGTON


    ‘A visionary, systemic, revolutionary and practical guide for creating the new world. Through tireless research and genius insight Johann Hari certainly snapped me to attention. A life changing book.’

    – EVE ENSLER

    ‘Johann Hari’s superb STOLEN FOCUS is a beautifully researched and argued exploration of the breakdown of humankind’s ability to pay attention. It’s a story that so many of us have felt needs to be told, but whose cause and consequences are hard to capture and articulate without guesswork, prejudice or ideology. Hari not only achieves this and more, but he does so it with the pace, sparkle and energy of the best kind of thriller writer. I can’t remember reading a book which made me shout out “yes! That’s it!” quite so many times. The same brilliant voice that has made us rethink so convincingly the real solutions to the global epidemic of addiction and mental health (Chasing the Scream, Lost Connections) is not satisfied with hand-wringing or tub-thumping – Hari as ever also offers ways out, one which we would do well to … to concentrate…’

    – STEPHEN FRY

    ‘Stop whatever you’re doing and read this book. A deeply researched, disturbing, and yet ultimately hopeful exploration of the primal crisis of our time: our diminishing ability to focus on what really matters.

    – RUTGER BREGMAN”
     
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  9. Cont….

    Johann Hari is the author of “Stolen Focus: Why you can’t pay attention, and how to think more deeply again.” He says the business model of social media is explicitly designed to steal our attention and, while we don’t need to ban social media, Hari says we do need to reform it.

    “We don’t want to get rid of social media,” says Hari, “any more than we wanted to get rid of gasoline or paint (both previously contained lead). We do want to get rid of the specific components in social media that are designed to harm our attention.”

    Podcast link…
    You can’t pay attention and it’s not your fault — according to new book » WDET 101.9 FM
     
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  10. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive

    Apr 23, 2014

    TL;DR ;)
     
  11. tubedude

    tubedude

    Jan 19, 2015
    Ga
    IF I answer the phone, I say "What are you wearing?" If there's silence. I know it's a human. If there's immediate talk I hang up. Obviously a machine.
     
  12. :laugh::laugh::thumbsup:


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  13. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

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  14. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    I was working at Pan Pacific Camera in the mid '80s when those two came sauntering in. I took care of them as Len was trying to find a camera for Adam. I wont go into details but it was quite an ordeal, to say the least. :rollno:
     
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  15. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive

    Apr 23, 2014

    I have become a drummer. Problem solved. Can't see 'em for the dust ;)

     
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  16. Did he make a logical choice?
     
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  17. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
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  18. roccobass

    roccobass Still funkin’ in the free world. Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    California
    Atomic Gardening :wacky:

    Atomic gardening is a form of mutation breeding where plants are exposed to radioactive sources, typically cobalt-60,[1] in order to generate mutations, some of which have turned out to be useful. As public skepticism of atomic energy grew, and as nuclear arsenals continued to increase in size across the globe, atomic gardening fell out of favor, along with other Atoms for Peace initiatives.[13]



     
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  19. I think that in the 21st century it is very important to be able to delegate your business responsibilities to other companies. I also did all the paperwork with the help of other companies.
     
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
    He left that part of his brain at home that day. He became totally farmisht and could not make any decisions on what to get...
     
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