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  1. [OFF TOPIC] General Chat

    Here are some interesting links dealing with this topic and also AI in general, maybe you will find some of them insightful. It is interesting to see that people like Elon Musk or Mark Zuckerberg are also in favor of an universal basic income, but i don't know if them advocating this idea is a good thing or not ... ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWmRkYsLzB4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ8U3687b28 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th3nnEpITz0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opdc8hQN0ew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWistojFP3w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR5N2Jl8k14 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nt3edWLgIg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wu8s0tp9yzY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEkT14RBzDI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSKi8HfcxEk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfw6vIl8ILk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQGqMVuAk04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16W7c0mb-rE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnT1xgZgkpk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXQrbxD9_Ng
  2. [OFF TOPIC] General Chat

    Here are some links for you, in case you want to learn more about it (the first three links are in german): http://www.3sat.de/page/?source=/kulturzeit/themen/135178/index.html (i remember that there was also a video of an interview with Andre Gorz, but sadly i can't find it anymore) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BAmI1t-Awo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4dFbliffU https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/31/finland-universal-basic-income https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/opinion/finland-universal-basic-income.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irf2dhtJZZ0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIL_Y9g7Tg0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rL6gJkdlNU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ANdC7ZFAI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_iPysBMIUg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4W5RXPXsko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydKcaIE6O1k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkO2CwLWRvg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzs9IljUZiU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq3nRSq03x4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFERVdpmPDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Ttro225EE There has also been an experiment in Kenya: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyTBWUkdGR0 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/magazine/universal-income-global-inequality.html https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/6/14007230/kenya-basic-income-givedirectly-experiment-village Interesting footnote of history: Richard Nixon already wanted to introduce an universal basic income more than 40 years ago ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM7iQU0eaG0 Edit: Sorry for throwing all those links at you, i thought i post them here, in case someone finds that topic interesting, i didn't want to "impose" a discussion on you ...
  3. [OFF TOPIC] Music Discussion Thread

  4. Men's Football FIFA World Cup 2018

    FIFA World Cup™ Magazine episode 27 (in case you are sad that the qualifiers are over and want to see more ...): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TfUabUAcKw
  5. [OFF TOPIC] General Chat

    An interesting video for all the people who fear that most of us will be replaced by robots soon ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUmyygCMMGA I think this channel has a lot of interesting videos, the same is true for the following channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrU9YDoXE88
  6. [OFF TOPIC] General Chat

    Leonardo Da Vinci's last painting in private hands "Salvator Mundi" (at least it is said to be by him) was sold for $450.3 M yesterday. It's old owner Dmitry Rybolovlev bought it for $127 M 4 years ago, so he made a good profit ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7omwQLuGJQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b70MWFITsd4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJb14H3Mz_o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCHD-6s2tes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TnA4fwk6Yo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTS6-KeGoHg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1CKDxaeiQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAU64qk5nNY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhArixI-oJg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB9iy3k3TBw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3mLhkijkOw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0AwMlOGCv0 The art market is getting crazier and crazier by the minute, but it has to be said that Da Vinci apparently was a really interesting character ... For me personally it is just sad that it is allowed for people to buy great artworks like this and then hide it away, especially because this work was just recently "discovered" and i think that everyone should get the chance to see it before it is locked away again. It also has to be said that the art market is a great place to launder money, so we should take the skyrocketing of the prizes we see with a grain of salt ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0AwMlOGCv0
  7. Tennis 2017 Discussion Thread

    Don't know if it is the right thread, but i will drop some links here anyway, in case that someone wants to watch some interesting Wimbledon matches from the past: 1980 Wimbledon final: Borg vs. McEnroe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6PW9pNevIg 1975 Wimbledon final with my favorite player: Ashe vs. Connors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgQhyiaAMeY 2001 Wimbledon final: Ivanisevic vs. Rafter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzoEVuRkLLo 2009 Wimbledon final: Federer vs. Roddick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctOtFOXco8 2008 Wimbledon final: Federer vs. Nadal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8YEiCAPAbg 2001 Wimbledon 4th round: Federer vs. Sampras https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEPdLJhq6-k 2015 Wimbledon 2nd round: Brown vs. Nadal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2-CAWnLa1Y 1977 Wimbledon semifinal: Borg vs. Gerulaitis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJGKuI3WLk 2005 Wimbledon final: V.Williams vs. Davenport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nchz8NgeJAM 1978 Wimbledon final: Navratilova vs. Evert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUibcWfCswc "Spirit of Wimbledon" documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IPihpU0_l4
  8. Totallympics Open International Song Contest 2017

    I am extremely disappointed by this edition, no songs i really like. Why was everyone afraid to pick popular songs? The open edition should normally have a much better quality than the annual edition, but this time it is clearly the other way round. Given the level of competition, i am confident that Germany would have gotten a very good result this time, which makes me even sadder that i missed the deadline to enter a song.
  9. Fencing 2017 Discussion Thread

    The most astonishing result yesterday was the 8th place for Aizanat Murtazaeva in women's epee. Why? She was born on 23 September 2001!
  10. Men's Football FIFA Under 17 World Cup 2017

    Very impressive by England, they are currently the most successful country at youth level, although France is producing the better individual players. I dont think that England will become much better at senior level though ...
  11. Tennis 2017 Discussion Thread

    Not long ago ... here is a hint: The player who beat the world number 1 (6:4 6:0) was from Estonia ...
  12. Track Cycling 2017 Discussion Thread

    I completely missed that Shane Perkins now competes for Russia ... when i read "Maximilian Levy won gold in mens keirin ahead of Shane Perkins from Russia", i thought that it must be a mistake ...
  13. Track Cycling 2017 Discussion Thread

    Which events?
  14. Track Cycling 2017 Discussion Thread

    France is super strong, GB weak as always and the team pursuit times are suspiciously fast. The german sprint coach has obviously gone mad, there is no other explanation for why he didnt use Grabosch in the final. With Grabosch instead of Welte, Germany should dominate team spring again very soon. Hard to see Germany not winning the team sprint gold in 2020 on the womens side, the men on the other hand are still shit, something finally has to happen. A decade ago Germany dominated this event, now they are an outsider at best for medals at the global stage, of course Bötticher retiring didnt help either, without all his injuries he could have become an absolute legend.
  15. Archery WA World Championships 2017

    I dont care about compound, because its not olympics, but the recurve result is great and very surprising. Will this event be olympic in 2020? Also congrats to Italy, they again did the impossible. Their individual archers arent top class, but their team is always super competitive. Russia also was surprisingly good.