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13 Nov 2012 06:01 PM   |   10554 clicks   |   Mashable
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Nadie_AZ    [TotalFark]  
Thanks subs.

I really thought I'd see the one on toilets, here.

13 Nov 2012 05:51 PM
Super Chronic     
Who is Bill Gate?

/sorry, had to

13 Nov 2012 06:03 PM
Badgers     
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13 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  
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13 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
Jesda     
Unless one of these inspired him to invent Excel, Word, and Powerpoint, it doesn't matter.

13 Nov 2012 06:07 PM
Vangor     
Seen all but the David Blaine one. Additional favorites are those by Sir Ken Robinson, the other (I think two) by Hans Rosling, "Battling Bad Science" by Ben Goldacre, Stephen Ritz with Green Bronx Machine (not information rich or descriptive, sadly), and the Reggie Watts talk which is absolutely hilarious.

13 Nov 2012 06:09 PM
Tanthalas39     
Apostrophe fail, subby

13 Nov 2012 06:10 PM
DrPainMD    [TotalFark]  
TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.

13 Nov 2012 06:24 PM
sanriosucks     
Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good, as were Ken Robinson's. I YouTube them, and listen, and enjoy, but I still have no idea what convention or conference or trade meeting all of these take place at. I'm simply not motivated enough to google it. If only there were a series of talks designed to increase my motivation and love of learning...

13 Nov 2012 06:26 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     

sanriosucks: Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good


Surprises me, still not going to watch it because I was there for this.

13 Nov 2012 06:28 PM
jeffrey626     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: sanriosucks: Yeah, the David blain one was (surprisingly) good

Surprises me, still not going to watch it because I was there for this.


Ha, saw david blane on that list and was like pshh, that guy who did an AMA on reddit yesterday is way cooler than him

13 Nov 2012 06:31 PM
MorePeasPlease     

DrPainMD: TED...condensed books for...wannabes.


Condensed that for you.

13 Nov 2012 06:39 PM
Skirl Hutsenreiter     

DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.


You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.

13 Nov 2012 06:47 PM
Elzar     
#14 on the list - Steve Job's Graduation Speech

13 Nov 2012 06:57 PM
wildcardjack     
I'd like to hear some of the Bohemian Grove presentations that influenced Bill Gates, but it's easier to find out where the local fight club is.

13 Nov 2012 07:03 PM
Lonewolf45100     
Atul Gawande's book "Better" is fantastic. Didn't know he did a TED talk.

Thanks subs.

13 Nov 2012 07:10 PM
clevernamehere     
huff... puff.. gasp... UUUUUHHHH

Bill and Ted! Bill and Ted...

whew...

13 Nov 2012 07:25 PM
erveek     
TED talks: Because the name "public masturbation videos" was taken.

13 Nov 2012 07:37 PM
meat0918     
TED has some amazing speakers.

I just saw one Paul Stamets gave, and while he's a bit out there, I want his carpenter ant final solution for my house and see if it works on pavement and sugar ants.

13 Nov 2012 07:47 PM
Pro Zack     
Whoah!

13 Nov 2012 07:48 PM
germ78     
The talk about introverts is dead-on.

/introvert

meat0918: I just saw one Paul Stamets gave, and while he's a bit out there, I want his carpenter ant final solution for my house and see if it works on pavement and sugar ants.


Paul's a bit of a flake, but his heart is in the right place. Here's his website.

13 Nov 2012 08:06 PM
Pumpernickel bread     
A talk that helped to change my worldview

Link

13 Nov 2012 09:10 PM
Mister Peejay     
Beat Subby with the APOSTROPHISOR!!!!!

13 Nov 2012 09:16 PM
DrPainMD    [TotalFark]  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.

You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.


I'll have to look for that. I like TED Talks, but if you really want something that will get you thinking, read Douglas Hofstadter's, "Gödel, Escher, Bach."

13 Nov 2012 09:52 PM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  
This is one of my favorite TED Talks: Child-Driven Education

13 Nov 2012 09:57 PM
simusid     
This is the one for me The Design of the Universe

13 Nov 2012 10:03 PM
Stinkyy     
I get it, its funny that the apostrophes dicked up so its a greenlight. It should read "Gate's' " and be pronounced "Gate-ses" like the Jones'es, Smithss'es, Jets'es, Giants'es, penise's.

13 Nov 2012 10:07 PM
Gunther     
The "surprising decline in violence" one is pretty mind-blowing.

13 Nov 2012 10:20 PM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

simusid: This is the one for me The Design of the Universe


Good topic, but the presenter bugged me. He sounded really nervous, and he talked too fast.

13 Nov 2012 10:38 PM
LDM90     
Is he like BILL BRASKY?

13 Nov 2012 10:50 PM
douchebag/hater     
Who cares?

If Gates lives in such a cloistered world that he needs TED talks to expand his 'world view' ESPECIALLY ONE BY HIS WIFE WHO HE SEES/TALKS TO EVERY FREAKING DAY then maybe, just maybe ol' Bill should get out on his own a little bit more.

13 Nov 2012 11:35 PM
Skirl Hutsenreiter     

DrPainMD: Skirl Hutsenreiter: DrPainMD: TED Talks: Reader's Digest condensed books for intellectual wannabes.

You ever see the TED talk about how to give a successful TED talk? It was pretty funny.

I'll have to look for that. I like TED Talks, but if you really want something that will get you thinking, read Douglas Hofstadter's, "Gödel, Escher, Bach."


TED talks are though provoking in the same way that watching an extended trailer for a good documentary is. They just give you ideas about what you might want to explore further.

14 Nov 2012 12:27 AM
divx88     

Badgers: [www.voidspace.org.uk image 790x431]


Your comic forgot the group possessive apostrophe.

14 Nov 2012 01:24 AM
WhyteRaven74     
Clifford Stoll's talk is fun, in part because he himself is pretty darn different and awesome. Anyone who decides to teach grade school science when he could just as easily be a college professor, sees the world just a wee bit differently. The video was titled 18 minutes with an agile mind but seems now it's titled The Call to Learn.

14 Nov 2012 02:36 AM
Snowflake Tubbybottom     
No Weyland?

14 Nov 2012 08:14 AM
FunkyBlue     

mgshamster: This is one of my favorite TED Talks: Child-Driven Education


This one was great: http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robin son_bring_on_the_revolution.html

14 Nov 2012 09:12 AM
Crewmannumber6     
Vajayjay Tumor?

14 Nov 2012 09:18 AM
bostonowns     
any other cant misses?

14 Nov 2012 09:20 AM
Elroydb     
All the Hans Rosling talks are awesome. +++ for including him

14 Nov 2012 10:59 AM
ciberido    [TotalFark]  

14 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
mgshamster    [TotalFark]  

ciberido: bostonowns: any other cant misses?

I like this one: Ramachandran on Capgras syndrome, Phantom Limb Pain and Synesthesia


I almost posted that one with my other suggestion. That's also one of my favorites.

14 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
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