“We need to be a little bit more tortoise-y and a little less hare-ish.”Malcolm Gladwell
Taped in June 1997, the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos outlines his vision for his company’s music and books webstore model.
Flash forward 21 years later, and the company is not only corroding the retail sector by selling everything online, it also owns everything from grocery stores, newspapers, its own web services, to who know’s what next.
“Inventing and pioneering requires being misunderstood for long periods of time.” — Jeff Bezos
What’s your vision?
Cue Tycho — This view from a Air France Boeing 777 cockpit would make a great music video.
Tara Strong is a voice actor for cartoons like “The Powerpuff Girls,” “Rugrats” and “The Fairly OddParents.” In this video, she talks about her process in coming up with the character voices for babies, villains, and teens.
It’s absolutely fascinating how she can convert the director’s body language into actionable sounds such as a character tumbling off a cliff or fighting bad guys. Cool nugget: she uses her own original voice as the voice of Batgirl.
What a talent!
This video of human face pies is a nightmare. The teeth and pies with hair may be the scariest of the lot, while the fact that you can get these customized is haunting.
I know we are still 3 months away from Halloween so apologies in advance.
It was very quiet all the time because they needed to focus on their lives. It is not easy to grow so much for so long.
Growing is forever, they whispered.
A poetic take on some beautiful, giant trees.
I never sleep/because sleep is the cousin of death.Nas, ‘New York State of Mind’
Everyone knows sleep is critical few people prioritize it. Some folks think it’s a badge of honor to get five hours a night. But your brain literally eats itself when you don’t sleep.
Sleep is a ‘non-negotiable biological necessity.’
And why not get a few extra 💤? We’re all geniuses when we dream.
Susy Jackson is one of the narrators behind Audible’s audiobooks.
In this video, she shares some of the tips and trick she uses to record audiobooks, like underlining character names and noting places where she might need to alter her voice to match the verb (e.g. ‘whispering’).
“It’s this weird mental trick of staying really present and always kind of reading a little bit ahead.”
Take a look into her process for making audiobooks below.
The brain’s pen will be mighter than the sword.
“Protect yourself from your own thoughts.” — Rumi
At which point it’s too late.
Although the rainbow waterfall at Yosemite National Park is also stunning.
Fact: Turkey also built the first coffee houses in the 15th century.
If you want to understand a complicated device like a brain, you should build one…The brain’s a big neural network.
Geoff Hinton has been trying to make computers think like humans for over 40 years. In our time, before our time, Hinton the pariah kept pushing the idea that computers could think. The 21st-century rise of the internet and machine learning vindicate his work.
Sometimes spiders ride the wind. They spin out lines of silk that are caught by the breeze and carry them aloft. They have been reported to rise a mile or two above the earth, and perhaps even to cross oceans.
It’s called ballooning.
Watch the spider raise the leg to test the wind and then shoot silk up to six feet long to ride through the air.
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