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Rarest of the Rare: Behind the Treasures at the Harvard Museum of Natural History
 
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Panel Discussion and Book Signing with: James Hanken, Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Curator in Herpetology; Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology; and Director, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University Nancy Pick, Science Writer and Editor Donald Pfister, Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany and Curator of the Farlow Library and Herbarium, Harvard University Raquel Alonso Perez, Curator, Harvard Mineralogical & Geological Museum In the words of biologist Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard Museum of Natural History stands as both "cabinet of wonder and temple of science." Its rich and unlikely history involves literary figures, creationists, millionaires, and visionary scientists, from Asa Gray to Stephen Jay Gould. First published in 2004, Rarest of the Rare tells fascinating stories about the vast and diverse collections of animals, minerals, and plants housed at the museum. To celebrate the book’s reissue, a panel will discuss the relevance of the museum’s scientific collections in thetwenty-first century and the value of knowing the history of these great treasures. November 12, 2015, 6:00pm
J. S. Bach, Art of Fugue, Contrapunctus 8 - Bach's Name in the Art of Fugue
 
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Performance of Contrapunctus 8 - 0:21 The Three Subjects of the Triple Fugue - 7:54 Appearances (Encryption) of the BACH motif - 9:07 Notes Performed by Joel Harband on a Gebr. Shuetz piano made in Germany. This piano has a harpsichord-like sound that is very suited to fugue playing and brings out the melodic lines. The tempo, which is slower than most other recordings, lets you hear the polyphony more clearly. The following explanations of the fugue are annotated on the music. 1. There are three different fugues, each with its own subject. The subjects are presented at The Three Subjects of the Triple Fugue - 7:54 2. At the climax of the fugue 6:05 all three subjects are combined together vertically in 5 different combinations: 123, 312, 213, 321, 123 3. The name BACH occurs many times in this fugue represented by the notes B (b-flat), A, C, H (b-natural) where the notes appear in different permutations: BACH, BAHC, ABCH, ABHC, HCAB. After the performance, this video has an explanation of the ways in which the BACH name is encrypted into the music: Appearances of BACH motif - 9:07. For more details about the structure of this fugue, see the book "Companion to Art of Fugue" by Donald Francis Tovey (Dover) The presentations at the end were produced using Speech-Over Professional. Index Peformance: Start Fugue 1 - 0:21 Counter Subject CS - 0:35 Start Fugue 2 - 1:54 Start Fugue 3 - 3:60 All Fugue Subjects played together - 6:05
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Red Ice Radio - Paul A. LaViolette - Pt 4 - Earth Under Fire
 
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Paul Laviolette's work is extensive in areas such as cosmology, physics, astronomy, climatology and geology. His work has taken him into studying ancient cosmic cataclysmic cycles, Galactic Core Explosions, Black Holes, Gamma Ray Bursts, Subquantum Kinetics and the decoding of the Sphinx Stargate zodiac cryptogram. He received his Bachelor of Arts in physics from Johns Hopkins University, his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from Portland State University and is currently president of the Starburst Foundation. He's written: "Earth Under Fire: Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age", "Genesis of the Cosmos - The Ancient Science of Continuous Creation", "Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla, UFO's and Classified Aerospace Technology", "The Talk of the Galaxy: An ET message for us?" and "Decoding the Message of the Pulsars". Paul joins us for one hour to introduce us to his work. We dive into "Earth Under Fire" first and talk about the ice age, galactic superwave theory, myths and legends about these events in the past. We move on to discuss "Intelligent Design of the Cosmos" and suppression of this kind of scientific work. We also spend time talking about his latest studies on Subquantum Kinetics. Topics Discussed: Earth Under Fire, CME, Cosmic Dust, Sun Encrusted, Sun Explosion, Time Capsule Message, Center of Our Galaxy, 25000 Thousand Year Cycle, Iridium, Nickel, Gold, Galactic Superwave Theory, Big Bang Theory Disproven, Decoding the Message of the Pulsars - Intelligent Communication from the Galaxy, Cosmic Rays, Galaxy Explode, Creating Dust, Extinction Event, Gamma Ray Burst, Bull, Knossos, Create, Minoan, Pleiades, T Tauri Stars, Solar Flares, Subquantum Kinetics, Magic and more. http://www.etheric.com/ http://www.redicecreations.com/
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Cyber-Arnaques Dans le monde des Hackers -( english subtitles/cc)
 
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Le hacker est «quelqu’un qui hack», ou «construit un hack» Le terme apparaît en 1959 dans le jargon du Tech Model Railroad Club, une association d’étudiants du Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). En 1996, la Request for comments 1983 définit un hacker comme une personne qui se délecte de la compréhension approfondie du fonctionnement interne d’un système, en particulier des ordinateurs et réseaux informatiques. ------------------------------------ Bienvenue dans notre sélection de Documentaires Français ou traduit en français qui abordent des sujets divers et variés ! Si vous cherchez des informations en particulier sur un sujet en rapport avec cette vidéo, n'hésitez pas à nous envoyer un message, nous feront notre possible pour vous trouver un documentaire intéressant sur le sujet ! N'hésitez pas à nous suivre liker et commenter la vidéo ! Sans votre support on ne peut pas avancer :) #documentary_2018 #documentarybp #documentary_video #documentaryfilms #documentarylibs #documentaryseriessenpaikazu #documentarymovies #documentarynow #documentary2017 #documentaryroom #amnesiana
Sandy Denny
 
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Alexandra Elene MacLean "Sandy" Denny (6 January 1947 – 21 April 1978) was an English singer and songwriter, perhaps best known as the lead singer for the folk rock band Fairport Convention. She has been described as "the pre-eminent British folk rock singer". After briefly working with British folk band the Strawbs, Denny joined Fairport Convention in 1968, remaining with that band until the end of 1969. She formed the short-lived band Fotheringay in 1970, releasing one album with them (another unreleased album surfaced over thirty years later), before focusing on a solo career. Between 1971 and 1977, Denny released four solo albums: The North Star Grassman and the Ravens, Sandy, Like an Old Fashioned Waltz, and Rendezvous. She is also noted as the only guest vocalist on a Led Zeppelin studio album, when she shared a duet with Robert Plant for "The Battle of Evermore" on Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album (1971). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Grief Drives a Black Sedan / People Are No Good / Time Found Again / Young Man Axelbrod
 
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In the beginning of the Golden Age, American radio network programs were almost exclusively broadcast live, as the national networks prohibited the airing of recorded programs until the late 1940s because of the inferior sound quality of phonograph discs, the only practical recording medium. As a result, prime-time shows would be performed twice, once for each coast. However, "reference recordings" were made of many programs as they were being broadcast, for review by the sponsor and for the network's own archival purposes. With the development of high-fidelity magnetic wire and tape recording in the years following World War II, the networks became more open to airing recorded programs and the prerecording of shows became more common. Local stations, however, had always been free to use recordings and sometimes made substantial use of prerecorded syndicated programs distributed on pressed (as opposed to individually recorded) transcription discs. Recording was done using a cutting lathe and acetate discs. Programs were normally recorded at 33⅓ rpm on 16 inch discs, the standard format used for such "electrical transcriptions" from the early 1930s through the 1950s. Sometimes, the groove was cut starting at the inside of the disc and running to the outside. This was useful when the program to be recorded was longer than 15 minutes so required more than one disc side. By recording the first side outside in, the second inside out, and so on, the sound quality at the disc change-over points would match and result in a more seamless playback. An inside start also had the advantage that the thread of material cut from the disc's surface, which had to be kept out of the path of the cutting stylus, was naturally thrown toward the center of the disc so was automatically out of the way. When cutting an outside start disc, a brush could be used to keep it out of the way by sweeping it toward the middle of the disc. Well-equipped recording lathes used the vacuum from a water aspirator to pick it up as it was cut and deposit it in a water-filled bottle. In addition to convenience, this served a safety purpose, as the cellulose nitrate thread was highly flammable and a loose accumulation of it combusted violently if ignited. Most recordings of radio broadcasts were made at a radio network's studios, or at the facilities of a network-owned or affiliated station, which might have four or more lathes. A small local station often had none. Two lathes were required to capture a program longer than 15 minutes without losing parts of it while discs were flipped over or changed, along with a trained technician to operate them and monitor the recording while it was being made. However, some surviving recordings were produced by local stations.[7][8] When a substantial number of copies of an electrical transcription were required, as for the distribution of a syndicated program, they were produced by the same process used to make ordinary records. A master recording was cut, then electroplated to produce a stamper from which pressings in vinyl (or, in the case of transcription discs pressed before about 1935, shellac) were molded in a record press. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_time_radio
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The Great Gildersleeve: Iron Reindeer / Christmas Gift for McGee / Leroy's Big Dog
 
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The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity. On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940). Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor. In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity. Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
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Marshall McLuhan | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_McLuhan 00:01:09 1 Life and career 00:10:09 2 Major works 00:14:41 2.1 iThe Mechanical Bride/i (1951) 00:16:07 2.2 iThe Gutenberg Galaxy/i (1962) 00:17:22 2.2.1 Movable type 00:20:09 2.2.2 The Global Village 00:26:24 2.3 iUnderstanding Media/i (1964) 00:28:32 2.3.1 "Hot" and "cool" media 00:31:48 2.3.2 Critiques of iUnderstanding Media/i 00:35:27 2.4 iThe Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects/i (1967) 00:39:07 2.5 iWar and Peace in the Global Village/i (1968) 00:41:42 2.6 iFrom Cliché to Archetype/i (1970) 00:45:32 2.7 iThe Global Village: Transformations in World Life and Media in the 21st Century/i (1989) 00:49:53 2.7.1 Beyond existing communication models 00:51:44 3 Key concepts 00:51:53 3.1 Tetrad of media effects 00:54:14 3.2 Figure and ground 00:55:43 4 Legacy 01:02:40 5 Works cited 01:05:08 6 Sources 01:06:23 7 Further reading Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8956118783223828 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-E "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Herbert Marshall McLuhan (; July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher. His work is one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, McLuhan studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Cambridge. He began his teaching career as a professor of English at several universities in the U.S. and Canada before moving to the University of Toronto in 1946, where he remained for the rest of his life. McLuhan coined the expression "the medium is the message" and the term global village, and predicted the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it was invented. He was a fixture in media discourse in the late 1960s, though his influence began to wane in the early 1970s. In the years after his death, he continued to be a controversial figure in academic circles. With the arrival of the Internet and the World Wide Web, interest was renewed in his work and perspective.
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Edgar Allan Poe | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Edgar Allan Poe Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.Poe was born in Boston, the second child of two actors. His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan of Richmond, Virginia. They never formally adopted him, but Poe was with them well into young adulthood. Tension developed later as John Allan and Poe repeatedly clashed over debts, including those incurred by gambling, and the cost of secondary education for Poe. He attended the University of Virginia but left after a year due to lack of money. Poe quarreled with Allan over the funds for his education and enlisted in the Army in 1827 under an assumed name. It was at this time that his publishing career began, albeit humbly, with the anonymous collection Tamerlane and Other Poems (1827), credited only to "a Bostonian". With the death of Frances Allan in 1829, Poe and Allan reached a temporary rapprochement. However, Poe later failed as an officer cadet at West Point, declaring a firm wish to be a poet and writer, and he ultimately parted ways with John Allan. Poe switched his focus to prose and spent the next several years working for literary journals and periodicals, becoming known for his own style of literary criticism. His work forced him to move among several cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York City. In Richmond in 1836, he married Virginia Clemm, his 13-year-old cousin. In January 1845, Poe published his poem "The Raven" to instant success. His wife died of tuberculosis two years after its publication. For years, he had been planning to produce his own journal The Penn (later renamed The Stylus), though he died before it could be produced. Poe died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, at age 40; the cause of his death is unknown and has been variously attributed to alcohol, "brain congestion", cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields such as cosmology and cryptography. Poe and his work appear throughout popular culture in literature, music, films, and television. A number of his homes are dedicated museums today. The Mystery Writers of America present an annual award known as the Edgar Award for distinguished work in the mystery genre.
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Dood Peerd, Peter Effing 50 jaar
 
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Dood Peerd herrezen na 15 jaar stilte. Optreden in café de Stoep in Enschede, 2-6-2012. Peter Effing wordt 50 feest.
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