November 2017 Media Thread

post by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:26.761Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 32 comments

This is the monthly thread for posting media of various types that you've found that you enjoy. Post what you're reading, listening to, watching, and your opinion of it. Post recommendations to blogs. Post whatever media you feel like discussing! To see previous recommendations, check out the older threads.



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comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:21.078Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Short Online Texts Thread

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comment by morganism · 2017-11-18T20:09:34.384Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments.

" A treatment to help brain cells survive a stroke-induced lack of oxygen and glucose could dramatically improve patient outcomes, but no such neuroprotective agents for stroke patients exist."

"ebselen - was found to both boost SUMOylation in rat cells and keep them alive in the absence of oxygen and glucose."

This is also important for space travel to the Belt and beyond. There is some research on-going on hibernation for humans.

and this, reverses brain trauma injury in mice.

comment by morganism · 2017-11-26T21:19:04.057Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What if consciousness is not what drives the human mind?

"We suggest that our personal awareness does not create, cause or choose our beliefs, feelings or perceptions. Instead, the contents of consciousness are generated “behind the scenes” by fast, efficient, non-conscious systems in our brains. All this happens without any interference from our personal awareness, which sits passively in the passenger seat while these processes occur. "

comment by morganism · 2017-11-17T05:46:59.869Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The Effect of Cold Showering on Health and Work: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Looks like it makes you feel tougher, but didn't affect illness days.

Wonder if this is the same folks that did the sauna protects from alzheimers and heart failure....

comment by morganism · 2017-11-16T09:21:58.388Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What is the computational power of the universe?

" Jordan does not imagine what we could learn if humanity somehow converted the entire cosmos into a vast computing device, he asks, now that the universe has undergone billions of years of change in accordance with the laws of nature, can we use what we see through our telescopes to gain insights into difficult computational problems? "

comment by morganism · 2017-11-09T18:00:50.558Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Kiss your car goodbye,

"Everyone will have five years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap or trade it on a module."

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:17.045Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Online Videos Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:13.280Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fanfiction Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:09.505Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Nonfiction Books Thread

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comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:05.657Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Fiction Books Thread

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comment by morganism · 2017-11-09T17:55:53.707Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

NK3 by Michael Tolkin

a SF tale of a bioengineered weapon that destroys reasoning and memories, rendering humanity unable to do science or maintain tech.

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:36:01.478Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

TV and Movies (Animation) Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:57.098Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

TV and Movies (Live Action) Thread

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comment by morganism · 2017-11-17T21:17:45.293Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Pulse - 1988

A movie "loosely" based on the 84 story by John Varley called " Press Enter []". X Files also did a take-off on it, but all i remember was a "defense" satellite targeting a hide out trailer. I believe both of those were based on an un-freindly AI, but the Pulse movie was just a bit o' evil in the lines.

Some fabulous macro photog of electronic components overheating,and the play out of circuit boards to city streets is reminiscent of Tron.

An exemplary display of how important music and audio are to make suspenseful and tense tableau. Acting just adequate, and decent S.E. of elect discharge don't date it to bad.

Press Enter [] , Hugo and Nebula for Novella story, originally in Asimov's SF mag.

Pulse -

Pulse - Utube-

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comment by morganism · 2017-11-17T21:41:41.189Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

and how to do low budget Sci-Fi right

The Drift

comment by RicardoSalazar · 2017-11-27T22:35:34.899Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Justice League star Ezra Miller on climate change:

spoilers follow

The movie seemed to echo the conservative stance on this issue. Bruce Wayne appears to be a stand-in for elite liberals who are more concerned than the working class who actually lives near the ocean (in this case Aquaman). Aquaman does end up having a change of heart and agrees to save the world from a more immediate threat, though.

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:51.828Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Games Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:47.250Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Music Thread

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comment by MaryCh · 2017-11-05T17:43:20.255Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Alizbar, A fairy-tale out of time. Guitar and harp. (He also plays with Ann'Sannat.)

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:43.024Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Podcasts Thread

comment by ArisKatsaris · 2017-11-02T00:35:38.555Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Other Media Thread

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comment by morganism · 2017-11-30T23:46:41.336Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Wrong number fone tones, to get spam callers and robo callers will auto hang up,Special_information_tone

comment by morganism · 2017-11-25T22:21:34.981Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

SAGE: A Test to Detect Signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia

"The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of cognitive, memory or thinking impairments. It evaluates your thinking abilities and helps physicians to know how well your brain is working."

comment by morganism · 2017-11-17T23:18:00.121Z · LW(p) · GW(p)
Ask HN: How can I use my web development skills for space exploration/tech?

Hate to just post up HN, but there are some good employment ideas in this post. You can also go out to the Mojave Space Port if you have mech skills.

comment by morganism · 2017-11-17T06:41:41.679Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

3d app that brings galleries into your living room

The app, called ArtPassport, also provides detailed information about individual artists and their works for newcomers to the art world. They’ve provided virtual tours of recent exhibitions including Haroon Mirza and Jake and Dinos Chapman at the Frieze art fair in London this year."

comment by morganism · 2017-11-13T22:43:06.046Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Grilled Cheese Academy

A cooking site that i wish i had found years ago. Sponsored by Wisconsin , and has a big prize for annual winners.

Bachelor heaven !