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Performance Tuning Best Practices for MySQL

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Learn where to best focus your attention when tuning the performance of your applications and database servers, and how to effectively find the "low hanging fruit" on the tree of bottlenecks.

Jonathan Blow: Game design: the medium is the message

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A call to buck negative constraints and inspire awe in modern game design, Jonathan Blow at CreativeMornings Portland.

Merlin Mann on Time and Attention (Getting Things Done)

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Merlin Mann is the creator of the Getting Things Done oriented web site and a GTD Guru in his own right.

Ruby on Rails Intensive 1-Day Course (Playlist)

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This is an intensive one-day overview of the fundamental concepts of the Ruby on Rails Web programming framework, presented by the UC Berkeley RAD Lab. The overview consists of six sections of approximately one hour e...

Michio Kaku: Tuning in to Creation

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Modern satellites pick up radiation from the aftermath of the Big Bang. But until we understand the Bang itself, Michio Kaku won't be satisfied.

Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks

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Johnny Lee demos his amazing Wii Remote hacks, which transform the $40 game piece into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer. A multi-ovation demo from TED2008.

Michio Kaku: ‘Tis Here! ‘Tis Gone! The Search for Heavy Elements

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There is going to be more and more debate and controversy as to what constitutes a heavy element given the fact that it only exists for a brief fraction of a second. Did it or did it not even exist at all?

SETI Institute – Kepler Update April 28, 2009

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Kepler Update April 28, 2009 by SETI Institute's Kepler Mission team.

Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad: How Radio Creates Empathy

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Perhaps the depth and complexity of the human voice explains radio's unique power as a storytelling medium.

Luis von Ahn Harnesses Brainpower

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Computer scientist Luis von Ahn’s programs harness the human brainpower to solve complex problems. von Ahn invented ReCaptcha, a program that uses squiggly characters that humans easily decipher but blocks spambots – ...

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