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I managed to get to David Snowden's talk this morning about, essentially, the nature of learning. What does science say about how we learn? Is that different from the wayCorporate Learning conference: Day 3

This concept video was apparently leaked from Peter Jackson's production of The Hobbit. It's an exciting early look at the controversial direction Jackson may take, thematically: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/XC73PHdQX04" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"Leaked Pre-production video for The Hobbit!

Oh, great... another cause to spend our research money on. Duke Nukem Disease: Come Get Some! - Tuesday TubeWatch

Well, I had planned on another retrospective post to celebrate 5 years of typing random things into this blog, but the day passed a few days ago and it doesn't5th Blogiversary

Hero - it's a nice boy notion that the real world's gonna destroy. - Steve Taylor In the last couple of days I've seen two blog entries from totally unrelated blogs aboutHeroes?

Back in January, there was a major disaster in the world. Perhaps you heard about it? There was lots of media coverage. This isn't a trick question. I'm talking about theWalking the talk

Last month's podcast was such a great success that I decided to do another one. When I say it was a great success, I mean that it was successfully uploaded andTIDBABSH the second, part the first

Top five shows that shouldn’t have been cancelled - Quit Your Day Job: Lee came up with a good Friday Top Five this week. What are the 5 best shows thatThe best cancelled shows

Well, here we are with more sci-fi news. This time it'll be a mix of things old and new. Strap on your propeller hat and hang on, 'cause here weSci-fi rumors and news catch up

Creating Passionate Users: REAL motivation posters This is stuff I've talked about with co-workers years ago: the "fake-ness" of motivational posters. The examples Kathy created are hilarious and truthful. ThereCreating Passionate Users: REAL motivation posters

When I returned from my vacation yesterday, my computer would not recover from hibernation mode (i.e., it wouldn't turn on). I went into a local computer store today to askA child's view of computer repair

Urgent News Release - HostPC Community Support Forums See, this is how people are supposed to behave. I have a lot of respect for Joe's integrity. Joe is the owner ofHostPC supports competitor in crisis

We've got a firm street date for the new Babylon 5 movie! In fact, you can start ordering now!! As a reminder, here's the early description from JMS, as I reportedBabylon 5: The Lost Tales pre-ordering

Last year, I reviewed the first two seasons of the revived Doctor Who series. At the time, I said the second season finale out-did the first's, and that was aReview: Doctor Who 2007

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » SCI-FI to SCI-FACT: Plasma Converter Sometimes I wonder where all the really good inventions are. Breakthroughs likePlasma Converter - the ultimate waste disposal

Celebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

I despise the entire idea of Toddlers & Tiaras. This, however, I can totally get behind…

Awesome.

How many plugs for Tom Hanks’ roles can you spot?

Here are the ones I caught (most were pretty obvious):

Bosom Buddies (Bosom Baby t-shirt) Turner & Hooch (“Don’t be a Hooch”) Big Forrest Gump Saving Private Ryan (“Earn it!”) Apollo 13

I love the spray bottle.

Tom Hanks continues to impress.

. . . → Read More: Celebrity Toddlers & Tiaras

Make a silent noise unto the Lord – Tuesday TubeWatch

[This post was scheduled to go up last week, and I just realized it never posted. Anyone know how that could happen with WordPress' schedule function? I'm not waiting another whole year to post this, so you'll have to put up with the slightly late seasonal message.]

The opening is a bit long in my opinion, but it gets good after the music gets going.

How do monks with a vow of silence follow the . . . → Read More: Make a silent noise unto the Lord – Tuesday TubeWatch

Christmas Hero! – Tuesday TubeWatch returns

This is just an awesome idea. Nicely done.

When this kid plays the house, he really plays the house!

I wonder if anyone has hooked up Mario like that…

I hadn’t done a Tuesday TubeWatch in a while, so I figured I’d roll them out for the rest of the year.

Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. I remember one party where a bunch of these people tuned their beer bottles to different notes and gathered into a ‘beer choir’ to play ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ (at least I think that’s what it was). They chose a simple song because they only had . . . → Read More: Drinking games for geeky music majors – Tuesday TubeWatch

Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

Other heroes may be dark, brooding and intelligent, or invincible super-nice guys, but no one is as fun to watch as Spider-Man. More than most other super-heroes, he seems like a regular (if really intelligent) guy who is trying to juggle two lives without losing his sense of humor. I can relate to him better than any other super-hero I can think of at the moment.

That relatability has a lot to do with the . . . → Read More: Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

ESPN goes for the heart – Tuesday TubeWatch

This thing has “inspiring Disney movie” written all over it.

Two guys grow up in Cleveland with disabilities, both physical and environmental, join the wrestling team, and become inseparable friends. There’s even a Hollywood ending. The friend who introduced this to me said, “I dare you not to get choked up.” I almost made it.

There’s a little more in the related article (which, to me, was slightly more affecting).

I said it was . . . → Read More: ESPN goes for the heart – Tuesday TubeWatch

Green Lantern: First Flight (and other Green Lantern news) – Tuesday TubeWatch

(Holy cow, was today Tuesday?! What happened to last week?)

The new animated Green Lantern movie, First Flight was released last week. Here are the first four minutes of the film…

Movie Trailers – Movies Blog

I’m looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

Not as much as I’m looking forward to the live action movie, though. But my excitement is a little tempered by news of who landed the role of Hal Jordan: . . . → Read More: Green Lantern: First Flight (and other Green Lantern news) – Tuesday TubeWatch

Tron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con – Tuesday TubeWatch

I heard about a Tron sequel a long time ago, but haven’t heard much about it since and forgot that it was in the works. I’m not sure how I feel about it now.

I loved the original Tron. It was fun, colorful, ground-breaking, and exciting. It had a lot of in-jokes for the geeks about computers, but it was still accessible to the average joe in a world where personal computing still hadn’t exploded. . . . → Read More: Tron: Legacy trailer from Comic-Con – Tuesday TubeWatch

The Doctor is all wet… on Mars – Tuesday TubeWatch

On the heels of the success of Torchwood: Children of Earth, the following clip has been released for the next Doctor Who special:

The companion here is Adelaide, played by Lindsay Duncan. The notes on her is that she is the very strong-minded head of Mars Base, and is not too happy about the Doctor’s interference.

This special is set to air in November. My guess would be around Thanksgiving, but as that’s not . . . → Read More: The Doctor is all wet… on Mars – Tuesday TubeWatch

Duke Nukem Disease: Come Get Some! – Tuesday TubeWatch

Oh, great… another cause to spend our research money on.