Some people are just ahead of their time. This video was taken yesterday (5 months and a week and a half).
Synopsis: While "Conflict diamonds," the subject matter of the DiCaprio movie Blood Diamond and the Bond film Die Another Day, make for (potentially) entertaining movies, the reality is far more mundane. In fact, the whole idea is in reality nothing more than a protectionist scheme concocted by DeBeers to artificially restrict the supply of diamonds. Kieron Ryan explains.
The little tyke has been "talking" to himself in his crib for months now, but any time you try to record it, he stops—mesmerized by the camera. Now through the magic of the hidden crib cam, for the first time ever, witness the sweetness that is Logan in the morning. Disclaimer: if you are not a relative, you may become bored after the first 20 seconds.
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Synopsis: Marc Faber, financial adviser who predicted the 1987 stock market crash discusses why most Americans should readjust their expectations of investments if not completely steer clear of the financial markets altogether.
It's no secret that most kids today are scared to death of math and calculus. But they're actually quite easy...as long as you don't let modern school teachers "teach" you any of that "new math" nonsense. If you want to kick it old school, there's no better way than to teach yourself calculus with Thompson's Calculus for the Practical Man.
This book was catapulted to world renown when Nobel laureate, Richard Feynman, recounted using it to teach himself calculus when he was 13. Feynman credited his success in calculus to having taught himself and to some of the unorthodox methods presented in this book. Sometimes, when others couldn't even approach a problem, a method he had learned here made the problem almost trivial.
If you are at all interested in Calculus, don't let your first experience be in a classroom setting. You owe it to yourself to teach it to yourself. This book was "old" when Feynman read it, so it's a bona fide classic today. Rest assured, there is no new math here.
(One word of warning: Calculus is a perishable skill. I passed the AP Calculus BC exam with a 5 and then taught myself multivariate calculus while at the Air Force Academy. Within a year of leaving the Academy, I had already forgotten many of the more advanced techniques, simply from not using them. I do remember the basics, but I would have to put in some serious study to replicate that 5 now.)