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Postby peppercorn » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:15 am

I am sure I am not the only one who has tossed out the great anesthetizer.
Here is a site offering a free one month use of their site where you can access College courses and PHD level instruction in many fields.
https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/spe ... ign=133458
their regular price is pretty reasonable if you want to continue.
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Postby thecrownsown » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:02 pm

Are they accredited in any way with Universities or Colleges or is this to audit a course or something different?
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Postby peppercorn » Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:39 am

I just stumbled on it and seen it was free for the first month and looked interesting, I suspect it is just for general interest....I don't know more about it but I will have more viewing time once the snow flies.
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Postby Dangphool » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:36 am

quick research and they seem to get good reviews for personal growth and knowledge. No recognized certificates or such.
Interesting idea.
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Postby peppercorn » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:07 am

A better use of free time, than the tube. The NFB also has a large library of free films and documentaries , and some that you do have to pay for but it only costs a few dollars to down load, reasonable for the quality you get.
Of course lots can still be found thats interesting, educational, and free on the net, like Richard Freemans lectures on the properties of light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c (I had no idea light travels 30% slower in water)

Or anything from The Royal Institution. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeF24 ... fuFKqxIAXw
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Postby thecrownsown » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:10 pm

peppercorn wrote:A better use of free time, than the tube. The NFB also has a large library of free films and documentaries , and some that you do have to pay for but it only costs a few dollars to down load, reasonable for the quality you get.
Of course lots can still be found thats interesting, educational, and free on the net, like Richard Freemans lectures on the properties of light https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLQ2atfqk2c (I had no idea light travels 30% slower in water)

Or anything from The Royal Institution. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeF24 ... fuFKqxIAXw


Your helping me regain my trust of youtube again... ;)
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Postby Zana » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:40 am

I love YouTube there was a fellow that used mud and such to make a Cobb hut and made a 'kiln' to bake shingles for the roof.
There are many ideas of how to make an emergency shelter. One guy uses a backpack full of plastic lock-ties to make his (lol) and there are many ideas on how to make hot tubs without electricity. One is a southern American with a cute accent that gets a huge copper pot (from mining) and sets up a fire under it (reminds me of cartoons where missionaries are being boiled!)
But, all fun aside there are a lot of informative ones to watch and learn from.
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Postby peppercorn » Fri Sep 30, 2016 5:43 am

Zana wrote:But, all fun aside there are a lot of informative ones to watch and learn from.


Yes there is a lot informative, its just a case of separating the wheat from the chaff.

I like this guys work, and his presentation on ancient Greece Science was mind blowing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq_E2R_hvTY
( I had no idea they could do cataract surgery back then)

and just for something different as a human interest story....Jeri Ellsworth... she has no education, a high school drop out , self taught welder/fabricator, electrical engineer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhQ7d3BK3KQ

Builds transistors and chips from chemicals under a typical sink...makes Macgyver look lame..
https://www.youtube.com/user/jeriellsworth
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Postby peppercorn » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:21 am

How could I forget...the Cosmos Series with Carl Sagan...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpJtmhd0bTg
I heard Neil Degrasse Tyson has done a remake but I haven't seen it.
They say by the time he died in 96 over 500 million people had viewed the "Cosmos" show, and 4 in Alabama.
The guy authored 30 some books, 30! I cant seem to finish a Christmas card and get in the mail in time..

and of course James burke, "The Conections Series" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw_gIJrvC4U
I prefer his thoughts in book form, something is lost in you tube form but it will do for general interest.
I also prefer the older stuff like this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puWbQ1b-ljU
And you can sure note the difference in perspective of the subject matter viewed from a foreign (British) perspective..
another of his

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QgNpYg0IOU
Very dangerous thoughts in the above vid, many, view sober,with moderation if your not used to such things. Please, no operating heavy equipment, or governing large nations within 24 hrs of viewing. Written late 1970s mostly, and produced around 1981 I think. Takes a bit of time but draws to a presumptive conclusion, with for shadowing (possible totalitarianism control).Amazingly forward looking, seat belts on and trays in their upright positions please.
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Postby peppercorn » Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:27 am

James Burke again, ..Amazing, just amazing, everything this guy has published should be required reading or watching.
The product of a Oxford education....skip the first 10 minutes.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giB1fEUIuPY

And this is old stuff...like 20 years ago. Where are the current day contemporaries whos thoughts ideas and presentations would be equal to this..its like the western world has been beaten down with a dumb stick since
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