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Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:49 pm
by chrisreads
Houses built with plastic bottles. A bit different than the Earthships as you don't see the plastic bottles afterward.

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index ... e-village/

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:22 pm
by black_son_of_gray
DoubleLine Round Table:
Part 1 - Macro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR0mAzZwpwA
Part 2 - Markets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9TWGlJPdew
Part 3: (Coming Soon)

A panel of managers/economists/insiders discusses the current global macro and US market situation. Lots of commentary and interesting points made on the same kind of topics that people here like to talk about (e.g. in the Permanently Low Interest Rates thread, discussions of impact of shift to ETF investing, rising debt, inflation/deflation debate). No discussion of cryptocurrencies.

Super cringey intro though.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:53 pm
by Ego
Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600
https://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-234

About the Course
This course consists of an international analysis of the impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and the recent experience of SARS and swine flu. Leading themes include: infectious disease and its impact on society; the development of public health measures; the role of medical ethics; the genre of plague literature; the social reactions of mass hysteria and violence; the rise of the germ theory of disease; the development of tropical medicine; a comparison of the social, cultural, and historical impact of major infectious diseases; and the issue of emerging and re-emerging diseases.

Lecture 1 Introduction to the Course
Lecture 2 Classical Views of Disease: Hippocrates, Galen, and Humoralism
Lecture 3 Plague (I): Pestilence as Disease
Lecture 4 Plague (II): Responses and Measures
Lecture 5 Plague (III): Illustrations and Conclusions
Lecture 6 Smallpox (I): "The Speckled Monster"
Lecture 7 Smallpox (II): Jenner, Vaccination, and Eradication
Lecture 8 Nineteenth-Century Medicine: The Paris School of Medicine
Lecture 9 Asiatic Cholera (I): Personal Reflections
Lecture 10 Asiatic Cholera (II): Five Pandemics
Lecture 11 The Sanitary Movement and the "Filth Theory of Disease"
Lecture 12 Syphilis: From the "Great Pox" to the Modern Version
Lecture 13 Contagionism versus Anticontagionism
Exam 1 Midterm Exam
Lecture 14 The Germ Theory of Disease
Lecture 15 Tropical Medicine as a Discipline
Lecture 16 Malaria (I): The Case of Italy
Lecture 17 Malaria (II): The Global Challenge
Lecture 18 Tuberculosis (I): The Era of Consumption
Lecture 19 Tuberculosis (II): After Robert Koch
Lecture 20 Pandemic Influenza
Lecture 21 The Tuskegee Experiment
Lecture 22 AIDS (I)
Lecture 23 AIDS (II)
Lecture 24 Poliomyelitis: Problems of Eradication
Lecture 25 SARS, Avian Influenza, and Swine Flu: Lessons and Prospects
Lecture 26 Final Q&A
Exam 2 Final Exam

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:01 pm
by daylen

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:20 pm
by ffj
The Tiger King

Holy shit, you aren't going to learn anything here but man will you be entertained. Get your head out of this virus and have some fun. It's some crazy stories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acTdxsoa428

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:32 pm
by jacob
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 93n_c2yFbe

Great Courses: An Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:47 pm
by Gilberto de Piento
ffj wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:20 pm
The Tiger King
I'm two episodes in. These big cat people are really, really messed up. It seems like a very dirty business too.

If anyone likes sci fi The Expanse and Altered Carbon are entertaining. I'm only one season into each though. Picard is OK too but since I have never been into Star Trek it hasn't grabbed me as much.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:42 pm
by jennypenny
The Command (on netflix) is very good. True story about the Kursk.

I can't believe the Tiger King is going to be one of the memorable shared experiences from this pandemic. :lol:

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:50 pm
by classical_Liberal
A big second on The Expanse for scifi fans. It took me the whole first season to truly wrap my head around the large number of disparate characters and world building, but it evolves into the best scifi series I've ever seen. Also recommend Dark a great German scifi series on Netflix. I just started Altered Carbon, this one is more action scifi, also some interesting world building, I'm about 1/2 through the first season so my opinion may change, but presently rank it below the first two.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:50 pm
by theanimal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MHT5xTkL2g
1918 Spanish Flu series from the Great Courses

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:58 pm
by theanimal
Phenomenal video! This guy and his wife bought 400 acres in Northern California in 1968 and lived on the property since. They built 3 unique houses, homeschooled their kids and got much of their food from the property. The first house was built for $2800 ( I don't think inflation adjusted so $16k now) and the others for not much more. He's 88 now and has a tremendous amount of energy. What an inspiration.

Full of ERE gems, here's one that stuck out early on..."Limitations aren't always bad, they inspire creation. If you can't buy it, you have to make it."

https://youtu.be/2qcsWajivnI

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:30 pm
by bigato
very cool!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:32 pm
by jennypenny
That was good. It's sad that neither of his kids is interested in carrying it on.


I also really liked this recent one from Dirksen. It's a glimpse of several ERE-types and how they are doing during the pandemic.

eta: ^^ part 3 in a series

Part 1: World of Windows: pandemic-proof collaboration to (re)build resilience
A virus, smaller than a micron, has made it clear that we are now a world without borders. Confined to our homes, we now share similar fears, and often, hopes. We asked creators, builders, thinkers, friends from dense cities to isolated wilderness to show us their view right now.

Part 2: How we live now: tips from offgridders, tinyhousers, homesteaders
For some, preparing for the unexpected has been a way of life for years. We visit (via their cameras) permaculture farmers in Tulsa, Oklahoma growing much of their food in backyard hoop houses, a rainwater harvester collecting and reusing water at home and off the streets of Tucson, Arizona, an A-frame cabin builder at home surrounded by the wilderness of Central Mexico, a family in Kauai, Hawaii living off the land in their hand built tiny home of recycled materials. They bring us some tips from their homesteads or city apartments (like instructions for a living wall from recycled drink bottles from our friends in Mexico City).

Part 3: How will we live? urban prepping & rural resilience’s momentum
To catch a glimpse of what our future might hold, we visit (again, via their cameras) some who have been prepping for the next big earthquake in San Francisco, climate change in Hawaii and the extreme winter in off-grid Alaska.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:10 pm
by bigato
Thanks, Jenny!

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 1:01 pm
by benrickert
Happy People: A year in the Taiga by Werner Herzog

http://www.documentarymania.com/playerf ... he%20Taiga

People living off the land in the Russian Siberian Taiga - only reachable by boat or helicopters. Follows trappers through a year, with the winter being fronted as their real playground. Builds huts, traps, tools, skis, boats, etc. Uses some modern tools like boat motors and chainsaws. But a glimpse back in time for sure.

Re: Resources and recommend watching

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:07 pm
by Lemur
Hooked on this. Episode 6.

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

If you're intrigued about Vietnam War backstory.