Posted 29th November, 2007 inby Federico Pistono
List of things worth mentioning, in no particular order.
Awesome YouTube channels
- CGP Grey - incredible reason and clarity, great sense of humour, debunking misconceptions like no others.
- potholer54 - science and reason FTW, debunking creationists, climate deniers, and generally idiots with painstaking patience and incredible irony.
Films worth watching
- Possession (1981)
- L'homme qui plantait des arbres (1987)
- Hotaru no haka (1988)
- Tetsuo (1989)
- Spiklenci slasti (1996)
- Pi (1998)
- Waking Life (2001)
- Kaze no tani no Naushika (1984)
Science and technology sites I regularly read
- Slashdot - news for nerds, stuff that matters
- PhysOrg - science news, technology, physics, nanotechnology, space science, earth science, medicine
- ZeitNews - technologies that can change the world, for the better.
- KurzweilAI - accelerating Intelligence.
- Singularity Hub - the future is already here.
- TorrentFreak - because information is free.
- arXiv blog - mostly physics.
- Not Even Wrong - an alternative view to String Theory.
- Building a smarter planet - according to IBM.
- Daniel Lemire - good analysis on the impact of technology in today's society.
Web comics I enjoy
- xkcd - a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Basically a geek bible. My universe.
- Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: excellent irony about science and society.
- Dresden Codak - a celebration of science, death and human folly. Obligatory read if you read any of Kurzweil's works, and have a general knowledge of physics and accelerating change.
- The Oatmeal - stinking, rancid awesomeness.
- Dilbert - life in a cubicle.
- PHD Comics - the life a of typical researcher. I can confirm, it's all true!