The PBS doc on Amazon is good. The part that gave me the chills the most is when Shel Kaphan, employee #1 and first CTO of the company, tells it like it is:

Descript, at the intersection of audio tech, NLP, machine learning and with a snazzy taste and sense of humor, is my new favorite startup. Bonus points: this is one of the best product videos I’ve ever seen. Congrats Lyrebird for the merger!

A postcard from Chyornye Bratya.

This video of a man rescued by divers after surviving for three days in an air pocket on a sunken tugboat is the most shocking thing you’ll see today. If the thought of remaining three days at the bottom of the Atlantic in pitch darkness with freezing water to your waist doesn’t give you the chills, I don’t know what will.

The Global Consciousness Project

Wikipedia informs: The Global Consciousness Project (GCP, also called the EGG Project) is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of “global consciousness” with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread …

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Just finished to watch Pontypool (2008). Yes, it sounds like a ridiculous foundation for a horror movie. No, some of the acting isn’t perfect. But heck, does the concept seeps into you like a brain virus! Also, best ending.