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Lemur
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Hooked on this. Episode 6.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vietn ... TV_series)

If you're intrigued about Vietnam War backstory.


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A good and accessible introduction to peak oil/limits to growth. Most in this forum probably already know this info, but the format is highly accessible for newbies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WOUeVwP3z8

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BIG SHAR [1982]
http://akademiapolskiegofilmu.pl/en/his ... g-shar/129
spoiler alert
The authors paint the portrait of a loner and outsider, a little old-fashioned, a “winner with the stigma of defeat in his eyes," who, having chosen a unique and unlawful path in his youth, decides to seek out the meaning of life in honing his skills. But even more important in "Big Shar" is the kind of duel between the master and his disciple, the old wolf and the pup, the great conman tired of life, equipped with life wisdom, experience, and a distanced attitude, and the impatient youngster fascinated by his personality, hungry for success and money, feverish with a nascent addiction.

serious spoiler alert
Drunk on his success, Jurek briefly loses sight of his master, but soon manages to find him. Convinced that he now possesses the secret, he asks Shar for help in organising a game against Denel. He takes a loan against his house and persuades his brother to steal a large sum from the sports club where he works. And then he loses everything. Was Shar in cahoots with Denel? After this decisive game, Big Shar is killed, while Jarek uses his last money to buy cigarettes and two new decks of cards...
as in
1. When you first start to play, you learn the rules and the various hands (cf. duration, terms, various yields i.e. YTM, and pricing).
2. Next level, the probabilities of the hands.
3. Next, the change of the probabilities based on cards seen and bids.
4. Next, you start playing the players (the tells).
5. Next, playing the players based on what you know about them (risk tolerance, bank roll, ...).
Most of the time, players will be unaware of higher levels.

movie presents additional levels:
-1. Physical violence
0. Dirty tricks

of course basing movie on first of the post wouldn't make it so popular :lol:.

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Montana Homesteading in 1883.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frontier_House

Entertaining and also thought provoking for me in that I vastly underestimated the amount of work and time it takes to maintain livestock...

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The Social Dilemma - It's a new documentary on Netlfix describing the sheer scale and problem of the disinformation/social media Internet landscape we now live in. You're probably aware of this info if you've spent time researching the topic already, but it's very relevant to today.

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@Analyticalengine

How timely. I just came to this thread to post this link. That documentary is awesome. I deleted Facebook last August but had trouble deleting Reddit. That documentary had me delete that account and app in less than 10 minutes after watching lol.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Dilemma

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Unlike fb one can access almost all of reddit without an account, no? It wouldn't be wrong if I said I replaced fb addiction with reddit and reddit with this forum. I replaced my reddit account with one having firstname-lastname as username 5 years ago and the thought of having all posts/comments under my real name helped get rid of it like a charm. It can be difficult to control or even to consider it as addiction when it grows on you as a teenager with nothing pressing to do.


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The Beach.

A filmmaker spends several months living on a beach in Australia, feeding himself from the land and sea.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11603528/

Curently on iPlayer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... n-paradise

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The Battle Against Climate Change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_s8Vo0 ... e=emb_logo

Paul Kingsworth shows his life in rural Ireland and talks about the dissonance in most environmentalists today.

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taleb sent me after benoît mandelbrot (he of the cool computer graphics in the late 90s lol).

here he is talking about the efficient market theory

https://youtu.be/vxbxXBrOPS8 🤯

i feel like i waited too long to read black swan. nevertheless, i’m here now.

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Moneyless Man (Mark Boyle) and Fergus Drennan, AKA Fergus the Forager discuss Wild Economics. It's approx 90 mins long.

https://youtu.be/ukZBung2eoM

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