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This video is definitely worth five minutes of your time. Steve Mould does something really simple -- takes a really long beaded chain in a beaker, and drops the chain over the side. And what happens is pretty magical, so he films it in slow motion and explains, very clearly, why it happens.

What are you seeing here? Part of it is simply gravity: the weight of the chain that's hanging over the side is pulling the rest of the chain over. Part of it is waves in the motion of the chain. Part of it is the fact that the chain can't change direction infinitely quickly. And all of it will, as io9 puts it (http://io9.com/this-is-the-bead-chain-experiment-its-about-to-melt-y-602029455), melt your brain.

via +Jennifer Ouellette, who finds the coolest damned stuff on the Internet. If you're not following her, you should be.
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Fascinating Talk from Ken Jennings.
 
Today's TEDxTalk: “I don’t want to live in a world where knowledge is obsolete.” Ken Jennings at TEDxSeattleU
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+Thomas Strohmann Good technology today (access to knowledge) is creating a major problem for young people as expressed in this quote: "The problem comes in that often, young people, which I see all day, 7 days a week, DO NOT have the intellectual maturity, sophistication nor adult guidance necessary to be able to tell WHAT DESERVES their attention, good, bad or ugly... They look at everything with the same eyes giving it equal footing because they don't KNOW any better — it's hard to tell in their world where everything is equally accessible, WHAT the beneficial stuff IS..."

That is the reality being built in the near future with devices creating ubiquity of information of all types, as expressed in the video.

The context for that quote is a gaming post back in May 2013, where the comments talked about the implications of access to everything & the difficulty of good judgment,  within THAT reality. -->
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