Viewer Question 000 – What Is Your Dream Car? ?

We had our first viewer question ?

Joined by car enthusiast Vikum Welideniya, we both explained what our dream car is, and why we liked that car over all others - as well as some other supercar related tangents.

Apologies for the low resolution, I am having upload issues with my slow internet. And secondly, apologies for the poor audio quality - there was a projector creating a lot of static noise which I had to filter out in editing, resulting in our voices being filtered out at some frequencies.

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Cricket World Cup 2019 ? A South African And Sri Lankan Perspective

This is the channel's first podcast-style interview - Hoorah!
We talk about the Cricket World Cup 2019 in review. How did South Africa do? How did Sri Lanka do? Was it an overall good tournament? We discuss the most memorable moments of the world cup, and share our thoughts on other cricket related tangents.

The backstory to this video --- I originally recorded this in 4K, but the 65GB file was way too big for my internet to upload. After trying to transfer the files via portable hard drive, and trying different wifi sources at our disposal, we still couldn't get a nearly-adequate speed. A week and half after recording and editing, I finally admitted defeat and re-rendered the video in a much less impressive 1280x720. Then! It took my internet from Friday night to Monday morning to upload!
Next time I will need to decrease the resolution even more it would appear, at least for long videos such as these.

This video was an opportunity to test out my recording equipment, especially the audio equipment, which I haven't used before. There was an issue with a projector creating a lot of static noise, which I filtered out in editing, but the result is that our voices do sound a bit off. I will keep experimenting and improving - thank you for your patience and understanding. PS we know the video isn't ????? quality! We are enjoying the novelty of the experience ? And before you can make good content, you first need to jump into the pool at some stage! Hopefully our amateurish nature amuses you and proves comical. I laughed editing the video anyway!

I actually have around 4 more hours of content to release once I get through the editing backlog - so stay tuned for that. Let me know if you have any future video requests!

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Interview With Mitsuku, World’s Most Advance AI, On The 50th Anniversary Of The First Moon Landing

On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong placing the first human footprint on the Moon, I was lucky enough to grab an interview with Mitsuku — the most advanced human-like AI known to exist. Unfortunately, despite huge technological advancements, after the final manned mission to the Moon in 1972 by Apollo 17, we haven't been able to find the serious motivation required to return to Moon.

But today we can explore the digital world — which is a domain we have improved on billions of times over. Today we have the digital power to virtually render and explore beyond the galaxy, and we create movies with special effects that capture the moon much more beautifully than the original Apollo missions ever could.

Indeed, our advancement of the digital space has resulted in an AI so advanced, I am able to have an interview with her about the Moon landing. Amazing!

I hope you enjoy the interview below as much as I enjoyed talking to Mitsuki. Mitsuku is a chatbot created with AIML technology by Steve Worswick, and she is a four-time Loebner Prize winner in 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018. with this annual event being the pinnacle of public Turing testing.

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If You Had To Pack Your Bags And Move To A Different US State, Where Would You Choose? (Poll)

As an Australian interested in the USA, especially in the quality of life over there, I'm interested to get a feel of where people would want to move, everything considered. Hopefully I get a decent sample size in this poll from our American mates!

If you'd like to go the extra mile, comment why you made that choice ⁠— I'll see it pretty much anywhere you post your comment (Google Analytics allows me to spy where clicks are coming from!)

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In Praise Of Hans Zimmer’s Time

I'm really challenging myself by writing about this masterpiece. It's entire essence is expressing and conveying the profound, and you grasp it not through thought and words, but by feeling.

There are really two ways to enjoy music. The first is through dancing, and letting your body express and move with the flow of the music - not acting from your own volition, but surrendering to the music.

A second, very different and more subtle way of feeling music is to sit entirely still, no movement at all. The mind becomes clear as the void of space - with light absolutely everywhere, but nowhere for the light to strike. Your breathing matches the rhythm and the flow of the music - you inhale at the chest as we reach the crescendo - you inhale at the ...

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Universal Love, Said The Cactus Person

This is a redirect to a story written by Scott Alexander on the Slate Star Codex. I include it here because this short work has really had a lasting and dynamic impact on me. It pops into my mind every few months or so, as it did today, and it has opened possibilities and memories that can be hard to access. For those who have had inexplainable experiences of intense, seemingly indiscriminate outpourings of love - then you know the feeling of of intense confusion that will almost assuredly follow. We can remember the experience in our body - or rather - we can remember that we had a deeply intense experience that we intuitively know has a lot of meaning and deep, deep truth. But we cannot go back there, and we cannot feel what we felt on demand. Our mind will shortly kick in and try to make sense of it all, and try to attach meaning and importance - but this trying to rope down the beauty of a butterfly. Universal love is a phrase thrown around easily - but oh so deeply tricky to integrate into actual life, moment to moment, again and again, day after day, into a living perceptual truth. This story doesn't contain all the answers you are looking for on this topic, but I have found it useful as a living flow of energy - ping your ideas of universal love onto this story and see where it takes you. There is a lot of integration needed to be done! (Is that not the whole purpose of your incarnation after all?) And love is one of the deepest aspects to integrate throughout your entire life. No one can do this except yourself, your I, but we can share tools we have found along the way.

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The Most Viewed Music Videos From YouTube’s Inception, Year On Year

I thought about writing a bit on each of the songs below, and how each may have influenced society at large, and their individual fans - but I thought it would be more interesting to get your viewpoints on this. So in the spirit of reflection, let us know on the forum, or wherever, --- what effect did these songs have on you and those around you? What memories do these songs bring up for you?

It will be a great insight into the pop music genre and its influence over the last decade and a half!

I find this list a very interesting indicator of our society's supra mind throughout the years - you can really see the ages evolving and morphing - and it makes you realize how what sort of themes billions of other people in the world are and were exploring in their lives at that time. This would be a very informative list to some aliens trying to understand the human being. Would they be impressed or perplexed?

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Airborne Particles Generated During Braking Operation and Their Effects on Health

When I finished my 4th year of university, I had really had enough. For years I was doing what needed to be done, and upon completion I was (and I still am) very happy that I had achieved my goals of not failing any units and of graduating with first class honors. But I wasn't feeling as though there had been any true, meaningful value to what I had been doing for the past 48 months.

To be honest, I felt like thick sailor's ropes had finally been cut from my wrists after handing in my final thesis paper!

I am a very sentimental person, and so in the spirit of integrating a past unpleasant episode of my life ...

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Aladdin 2019 – A Movie Truly Worthy Of Celebration

2019 - 2h 8min

Aladdin is a 2019 American musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie. It is a live action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film, which is based on the eponymous Middle Eastern folktale from One Thousand and One Nights. Will Smith was the first member of the cast to join, signing on to portray Genie in July 2017.

Movies have such a big impact on the consciousness of the public at large - and that's why I really applaud the fantastically produced new Aladdin movie! This film is really a must-watch for all ages - but as a family friendly movie - the adventure and the themes you will explore are such a gift to those in their formative years. Aladdin is a masterfully created 130 minutes of vibrant imagination brought to life by extraordinarily dynamic CGI - and the archetypal interactions of the classical myth are so wonderfully developed by truly A-class acting.

Diving straight into it - this is such a rich and dense movie in its value. Let us start with the pure enjoyment factor. Compared to a lot of people, I may considered a bit of a bore when it comes to humour - but even for me, I genuinely laughed out loud at least 20+ times - and in really sustained fits of laughter too! The comedy you will find is all about timing, relating to the characters' situation, and brilliantly executed facial animation - no cheapshot humour in sight - the prune debacle ...

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