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Science: Earth’s Longest Living Lifeforms (Video)

I was just telling someone the other day: I think it is a good thing that we cannot talk to animals and plants. Some species have been around way long, and live way longer, than us. They could tell us about ourselves. Really tell us about ourselves.

And living that long, that ‘reading’ on us could get ugly. Still… thinking about how long they (e.g. non-human lifeforms) live. Hella interesting!

@ojones1

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Science: How Far Have Our Spacecraft Traveled So Far (Video)

New Year’s… on these occasions we usually look back and look forward at the same time. How about we do something like that here: As we boldly go into 2018, let’s take a look at how far we have boldly gone, into space as a human race, already.

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit Earth. In those 60 years, we’ve gone much further, reaching new planets and even the edge of the solar system. Watch as the human race explores the galaxy around us.
– Tech Insider

@ojones1

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Advice: How To Survive A Dog Attack (Video)

Now here’s some news you can use. This animated presentation shares recommendations regarding how to protect yourself when a dog is attacking you AND how to keep the dog from attacking in the first place!

@ojones1

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You Can Survive A Crash In A Free-Falling Elevator (Video)

Yes, you can. It’s not intuitive (like timing a jump up to avoid impact), not easy (like strapping yourself to a side of the elevator car like wearing a seatbelt in a crash), and NOT painless (this is gonna HURT)!

Oh, and surviving an elevator crash is not guaranteed

@ojones1

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Study More Effectively Utilizing “The Feynman Technique” (Video)

The world is overflowing with information. It’s impossible to learn deeply about everything.

So, that’s what the narrator is saying in the first part of this instructional video. Hmmm… not making me feel better about this training session I have to get ready to run soon… and I bet a LOT of students getting ready for finals will not be comforted by the ‘impossibility’ of deep learning about a LOT of stuff (especially given a limited time to do it, like by FINALS, in a couple of weeks)!

But hang on, true believers. The technique described in the video above outlines a process that makes sense. I’m banking on it to work (because I have some training to do for a gig VERY soon). It might help you, as a student of life, or some student you know who is facing finals soon.

Note: It is NOT magic. This involves discipline and hard work! But isn’t that always the path to true mastery?

So, click play, get insight on the Feynman Technique, and let’s get it!

@ojones1

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How Long Would It Take To Dig To The Center Of The Earth? (Video)

Know how when folks in The States would say something referencing ‘digging their way to China?’ Bet cash money this video blows their mind about how long (and improbable) a ‘trip’ like that would be.

If we were to journey to the center of the Earth, it would take a lot longer than you might expect. Here’s how deep humans have dug underground.
– Tech Insider

@ojones1

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Advice: Stranded On An Island? Don’t Panic…

After a day of overstuffing my belly with a house full of loved ones, I just thought it interesting to come across this vid about maybe starving and dying alone. Macabre much? Hahahaaa!

Still full (burp) from Turkey Day though. Not starving for a loooong time homie 😉

@ojones1

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Science: How Will We Evolve Over The Next 1,000 Years? (Video)

Interesting insights and predictions. Maybe we’ll be around to see if the ‘experts’ that put this clip together got it right. Maybe. Unfortunately, we are definitely doing our best to bring the Armageddon… choosing world leaders who are killing us or are gonna get us killed (or letting them stay in power)… eating and drinking poison (by choice, by ‘design’ or by inaction or incompetence of our leaders)…

Okay, okay. Staying positive. And THANKFUL!

@ojones1

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Sports: Kevin Durant Recalls Dropping 66 Points During A Street Ball Game He Played At Legendary Rucker Park (Video)

Hahaa! Know how Fat Joe said he said to Kay Slay, “I don’t wanna speak about the Rucker,” in that “Lean Back” joint? Naaah, son. KD is going to speak on his Rucker Park memories!

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Technology: Tesla’s New Semi Truck And Roadster (Video)

Aw c’mon maaaan! Real-life Tony Stark (aka Elon Musk) had his company whip up a couple of new future whips… and one is a TRUCK????! A damn SEMI??! Wow!

Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. The truck is supposed to get 500 miles per charge, while the Roadster is said to achieve 620 miles.
– The Verge

That’s 500 miles, at maximum weight, at highway speed… which Tesla’s truck can get to faster than today’s diesel models. Yeah. Musk’s truck can kick our trucks’ asses.

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Julius Horsthuis’ Computer Presents “Fraktaal” (Short Film)

So this is what’s hot now? Computers are just randomly banging out dope short films like this “Fraktaal” joint? Wowwww, Julius Horsthuis has found a way to make movies that are compelling to watch, quite literally, without even trying.

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Activism/History: Theresa Burroughs Would Not Be Denied The Right To Vote (Video)

Being from Alabama, growing up in Tuskegee (and in the shadow of Montgomery and Selma), with Civil Rights figures (Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Attorney Fred Gray, Rosa Parks, Dr. Charles Gomillion) as neighbors, this story hits home… hard! Not even going to hit y’all with a ‘VOTE DAMMIT’ rant today. Just watch, and maybe stop taking our ‘privileges’ for granted. Folks had to FIGHT for our rights; and even then, others tried to keep us from exercising them.

When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age in Alabama during the Jim Crow era, she was determined to cast her ballot — but she had a long fight ahead of her.
– StoryCorps

(And I can recite the Preamble To The U.S. Constitution, too. Salute, Ms. Burroughs. Respect!)

@ojones1

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Technology/Gaming: Learn To Make Car Repairs In Virtual Reality (Video)

Perhaps not an age-old question, but a cool one to answer: “Can I learn to fix race cars without risking damage to something expensive (like a car, or myself)?” “Oh wait, follow up, I don’t have a car, garage or tools of my own; does that matter much?. Oh, and wait, do I have to get ‘dirty’ and stuff?” Hahaaa!

Fix your car…in VR!

It’s time to get your car ready for racing without getting your hands dirty. “Wrench” is an indie game for virtual reality that lets players assemble photorealistic components for a custom race car. Players diagnose problems with their speed machines and try to fix them.

The game is still in development, and the developers say it won’t include any driving simulation either.

– Vocativ

Well, there’s your answer!

@ojones1

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Technology: Norwegian Prototype Autonomous, All-Elelectric Ship To Launch In 2018 (Video)

Yes, the Yara Birkeland is all-electric. And autonomous, so no human crew required. Shipping overseas without the pollution, muss, or fuss. Sign us up! Even the ones who don’t want it. Sign them up, too!

(Cost of the new ships = $25 million each. Saving the planet and the lives of potential crew members = Priceless!)

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Christopher Meloni Stars In SyFy’s Original “Happy!” Coming To Starting December 6th (Trailer)

Well, would you look at this… Elliot Christopher Meloni Stabler from “Law & Order: SVU” has got himself another gig. Looks like a cross between “Roger Rabit” and “Sin City” – like those two flicks had a fling and abandoned the baby. And it grew up with no home training, unhinged and macabre af! Probably helps the aura of this movie; the fact that Meloni also starred in the very graphic “Sin City” sequel.

But enough of the past. This trailer is for “Happy!” (based on New York Times best-selling author Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson’s graphic novel of the same name). The series follows Nick Sax (played by Meloni) – an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hitman – who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse named Happy (Patton Oswalt).

@ojones1

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Elon Musk Updates The 2017 International Astronautical Congress On The SpaceX Mission To Mars (Video)

Elon Musk is going to Mars. You know that, right? We have been saying it here. But this visual presentation… Okay, you know when a planned trip starts getting real? When you have real talk about how to get there and how to PAY for it. Click play above and watch Musk get real right from the start.

Elon Musk gives new details about SpaceX Mission to Mars at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia and reveals plans to shorten most long distance travels to less than 30 minutes. September 2017.
– Expovista TV

Full disclosure: There is a lot of science & tech in this talk, but you can hang. Press play and get excited about the future of space travel!

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Technology: See Teslas In Tunnels, Skating Under The Traffic (Video)

Crazy… like a genius. Yep, real-life Tony Stark (you know, billionaire tech futurist Elon Musk) leaving President Trump’s advisory cabal has left him with more time/energy to put into going to, landing on & living on Mars… making super-cool cars that come when you call them & drive themselves…

Now, we know that we can reduce traffic glut & stress (on people and our environment) if we relied more on high-tech, mass transit, or some combo of the two. But we LOVE being in our own cars (e.g. our own personal travel spaces). So how about this: Musk’s new tunneling business, Boring Company (‘boring’ like ‘drilling’), instead of pushing people onto buses and trains, is trying to make it possible to get our CARS on board. Watch the clip above. See how Musk can help sweep up the traffic mess, while allowing cars to hop on ‘skates’ and sweep past traffic, UNDERGROUND in a tunnel.

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Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” (Skrillex Remix)

Didn’t know there was anywhere else to go with the “Humble” joint from Kendrick Lamar. But then Skrillex came with this Remix. See? Stuff like this. Exhibit A in the ‘How To Turn Up The Turn-Up’ manual. Heavy horns with the boom booms! This is that devilment for the party speakers! #Turnt #HAAAA #Humble #SkrillexRemix

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Watch The Hatchfund Campaign Video For “Yasuke: Birth Of A Samurai” (Trailer)

Dude. DUDE! It’s legend meets line-and-ink in this animated Black Samurai joint in development. Gotta make this happen! If Tom Cruise can be “The Last Samurai,” can we please get the first Black Samurai project greenlit & funded… please?

(Watch above and see how YOU can help, too.)

Lionsgate has put into development, a feature film based on Yasuke’s life, with “Highlander” creator Gregory Widen on board to script the project which they are currently calling “Black Samurai.” Described as an action drama, Mike De Luca and Stephen L’Heureux are producing, and the film is a co-production between Solipsist Films and De Luca Productions.
– Shadow and Act

Good feeling about this. Lionsgate Films AND the dude that brought the Kitana blade-swinging, head-decapitating ‘Duncan MacLeod Of The Clan MacLeod’ to life (Gregory Widen) are already attached. Dope!

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N.O.R.E. – “Uno Más” feat. Pharrell Williams (Video)

Of course, N.O.R.E. gotta offer her “Uno Más” bebida alcoholica (e.g. one more alcoholic drink). He’s a Drink Champ! Hahaa! Plus, Pharrell Williams is probably a solid wing man at the bar.

The dynamic duo of Queens Hip Hop legend and podcast heavyweight, N.O.R.E., and multi-platinum, Grammy-Award winner, Academy Award-nominated producer, Pharrell Williams, reunite for the release of their latest collaboration, “Uno Más” via Mass Appeal Records.
– Mass Appeal

Good team up. Animated visuals above. iTunes link to cop below.

N.O.R.E. – UNO MAS FEAT. PHARRELL WILLIAMS (ITUNES)

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