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I mentioned this a while back, but this guy decided to use the power of the internet to break Star Wars up into 15 second segments and have people submitStar Wars, like you've never seen it before

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Dove I'm probably way behind the times on pointing this out, but I just found this link and needed to post it. It's a one-minute movie showing the [tag]transformation[/tag] of a modelThe disfiguration of beauty

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There was a time when I was really into The Planet of the Apes series. I watched all the movies and the TV show, multiple times. I still enjoy theReview: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

The full trailer for Doctor Who's sixth season is out. Watch it: This bit did it for me: Off-screen, scary sounding alien: Fear me. I've killed hundreds of Time Lords. The Doctor (notTwo lines, and I'm sold

John Williams is probably the most well known film composer in history. He owes much of that success to the Star Wars series, but Jaws, Superman, Close Encounters of thePre-prequel-era Star Wars music tribute

Free Online Conference - Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations : eLearning Technology I am impressed. This is a great example of putting your money where your mouth is. Tony Karrer andFree Online Corporate Learning Conference

Lots of series finales showed up this year. Some of them were only supposed to be season finales, but the shows were cancelled. Most of the time, they didn't knowSuper-Review: Cancelled shows

Lots of news and some rumors hitting the net lately... here are the best of the bunch for Sci-Fi and comics lovers: The next Stargate SG-1 film titled Stargate: Continuum nowMovie news roundup - Sci-Fi and comics lovers, rejoice!

NASA - Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles - Movie Okay, this is by far the best movie I've seen of a probe landing. Really puts the events inHuygens probe lands on Titan - movies

[caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignright" width="446" caption="Look at that fifth set!!"][/caption] Holy cow... this is just insane... What kind of a monster athlete do you have to be to play a single set ofLongest tennis match in Grand Slam history!

Narnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi Looks like the next movie in the series will be Prince Caspian (which, interestingly, is not the second book in the series). AndrewNarnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi

Woman Has Two Year Relationship From Boyfriend’s Bathroom - Slice of SciFi I don't even know what to say about this. I'm sickened and saddened at the same time. Apparently a 35-yearWoman grows onto toilet seat

Links from Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations Day 1

The free online conference for Corporate Learning started on Thursday (it continues next Monday and Tuesday). So far, I’ve only been able to attend two sessions, one presentation on Web/Learning 2.0, and one Q&A/Discussion session following up on that presentation, both led by Tony Karrer. Unfortunately, I missed everything on Friday. Good thing it’s all being recorded!

I thought it was really a good way to do things, though my schedule wasn’t cleared as well as I had planned, so I had a couple of interruptions. That’s the downside of attending a session at your desk – people can still find you.

I found it challenging to pay attention to the back-channel chat as well as the main presentation. My brain couldn’t keep up with the discussion in both modes simultaneously. That difficulty became a topic we discussed in the second session, and about which Tony subsequently blogged. I’m not sure what the solution is, because I think the chat, moderated correctly, adds a significant amount of content that can be reviewed, and extended, later.

Good points and discussion all around, though. Below are the links I pulled from the sessions. Thanks to all who shared! Hopefully I’ll get some time soon to really look at each site and post my thoughts.

Learning/Web 2.0 tools overviews:

Wiki Adoption:

Social Learning (and example of Ning): http://sociallearning.ning.com/

Wiki for Corporate Learning: Trends and Innovations: http://www.complexive.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Discussion board for Corporate Learning Conference: http://conference.collabhost.com/logon.do

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