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Do you love learning? I know you do. This might help keep you busy for a while.
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posted by loquacious at 10:45 PM on January 13, 2007


fantastic post, thank you!
posted by dflemingdotorg at 10:53 PM on January 13, 2007


I have learned something today. Thanks, loquacious.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:58 PM on January 13, 2007


Awesome! I even learned what an autodidact is. As soon as I finish watching the trail of Scary animals on Metafilter, I'll start watching these. Thanks!
posted by bomeezy at 11:05 PM on January 13, 2007


This is worth it, just for the free language courses on iTunes alone. Great find loquacious!
posted by kisch mokusch at 11:10 PM on January 13, 2007


I think I love you.
posted by miss lynnster at 11:10 PM on January 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Previous, related: Open Courseware. Math. Languages.
posted by IronLizard at 11:17 PM on January 13, 2007


Particularly the FSI site IronLizard links to.
posted by RavinDave at 11:23 PM on January 13, 2007


Ah! Full-length online documentaries! -swoon-
(Even though it is a little curious that they misspelled Notre Dame.)
posted by Ugh at 11:25 PM on January 13, 2007


Nice!!
posted by pwedza at 11:34 PM on January 13, 2007


It looks great. I liked this guy's ear trainer a lot, though. The one on that site uses flash, which I avoid.
posted by Listener at 12:19 AM on January 14, 2007


Why is it so difficult to find physics lectures? Astronomy, yes, otherwise it's this "physics for future presidents" pop-science -- "this is the only course that will teach you how nuclear weapons work". Uh... great. I like how he goes on to slag physics majors.

I searched through most of these. Anyone know where I can get some physics goodness? Always seems to be the odd science out.
posted by dreamsign at 12:35 AM on January 14, 2007


Oh, this looks like it’s going to be fun!
posted by hadjiboy at 12:45 AM on January 14, 2007


Yay, I finally have something to burn away the last remaining weeks of my summer break (for I am a nerd who enjoys this more than going out in the sun).
posted by liquorice at 1:09 AM on January 14, 2007


Not to suggest that this isn't a most excellent fpp -- which it is.
posted by dreamsign at 1:47 AM on January 14, 2007


Awesome! I even learned what an autodidact is

Yew mean ta tell me you jes' now learnin' what an aw-toe-die-dact is? Huh? Din'tchew teach yoreself nothin' in school boy?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:10 AM on January 14, 2007




Anyone know where I can get some physics goodness?

how about the britney spears guide to semiconductor physics?
posted by sexyrobot at 3:16 AM on January 14, 2007


also, wikiversity (also on the main link) will probably be pretty comprehensive before too long. i give it six months before it's giving harvard a run for its money...
posted by sexyrobot at 3:22 AM on January 14, 2007


a thousand times thank you!
posted by Busithoth at 6:12 AM on January 14, 2007


Wow...thanks.
posted by jacalata at 6:21 AM on January 14, 2007


Wow./ All this learning, is it still allowed¿

I mean, if people get learning, they might become a threat, ja¿

Thanks loquacious, now can we make a day more than 24 hours¿
posted by alicesshoe at 6:22 AM on January 14, 2007


You hardly see anyone say
[this is good]
anymore, but this is good.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:24 AM on January 14, 2007


Excellent! Now I'll show all the kids at school!

I am so smart!
S M R T !

Seriously, I go to the Berkeley site all the time but these are great, as are the ones in the thread. Thanks!

And also, re:

"Uh... great. I like how he goes on to slag physics majors."

I've watched the early lectures from this course a couple of times, and he uses that same gag every time. It really sticks in my craw. "I've met a lot of CEO's and they're always smarter than the Physics professionals I know, etc..."

Horseshit. Patronizing horseshit. Someone should call him on it.

But that's still a great course.
posted by Trochanter at 6:26 AM on January 14, 2007


Fuck. Now I'm gonna have to buy an iPod.

Cool post though (and aptly timed as I needs to learn me some Spanish).
posted by slimepuppy at 6:45 AM on January 14, 2007


Great post! Thanks.
posted by RussHy at 6:45 AM on January 14, 2007


Or at least install iChoons.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:46 AM on January 14, 2007


Flagged as daunting.
posted by Mister_A at 6:51 AM on January 14, 2007


Oooh, this looks delicious. Thank you!
posted by frykitty at 9:10 AM on January 14, 2007


You've got 60 favorites marked, and growing, for a reason.
Nice post. Useful post.
posted by caddis at 9:24 AM on January 14, 2007


dreamsign: Take a look at the MIT OpenCourseWare offerings in physics. I think it's only course notes and problem sets, though.
posted by lukemeister at 10:30 AM on January 14, 2007


No one's pointed out the AskMe link on the target page, under Ask Questions.
posted by BeerFilter at 10:35 AM on January 14, 2007


Or that the very first word after the title is misspelled.
Great post, regardless.
posted by hypersloth at 10:58 AM on January 14, 2007


ooh, I likes... loverly! thanks loquacious - good find. Also of interest is a blog (The Stingy Scholar) someone's started to share some of these links. They link to AskMe too - as all smart sites should.

As an aside, has anyone seen Fluther? It's basically an AskMe that's been Web2.0 stylized, apparently also with an added feature of 'experts'. It boggles the mind why startups think they're adding anything new to this genre of sites - why would anyone not go to AskMe (or, shudder, Yahoo Answers)

< / rant mode off - i have this thing against dumb startups>
posted by rmm at 11:10 AM on January 14, 2007


A good start but missing a ton of good sites. I gave up keeping track a while ago there are too many. One day the ultimate list will appear.
posted by stbalbach at 11:21 AM on January 14, 2007


Them guys spelled "Berkeley" wrong. Autod-didacts busted!
posted by storybored at 12:02 PM on January 14, 2007


Between this and the Learn SOmething New Every day blog posted earlier, I don't hink I have to learn any new things for a whole month! Thanks!
posted by Durhey at 1:45 PM on January 14, 2007


omg Great post loquacious!
posted by nickyskye at 4:53 PM on January 14, 2007


This post makes me weep with joy. Thanks, loquacious!
posted by tickingclock at 4:21 AM on January 15, 2007


Thanks for this really awesome post!!
posted by autoverzekering at 9:04 AM on January 15, 2007


I logged in just to thank you.

Thank you!
posted by r3tr0 at 10:24 AM on January 16, 2007


If you guys love this stuff, also check out the Stingy Scholar. It's all free resources like this.
posted by BigBrownBear at 3:40 PM on January 16, 2007


Two things that don't appear to have been mentioned yet:

1. Stanford's iTunes site
2. Naropa Poetics Audio Archives

That latter resource is quite yummy, especially if writing and poetics is your thing. Hours and hours of readings, lectures, panel discussions by all kinds of important people. Lots to wade through.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:49 PM on January 16, 2007


I think I briefly checked it out, lukemeister, but your recommendation caused me to go back and take a deeper look, and that resource is awesome -- thanks! Though it looks like I'll be self-teaching calculus and re-learning trig to get through it.

I still wonder why the dearth of physics lectures on the web. Been this way for as long as I can remember. Too lab-oriented? Thanks, again.
posted by dreamsign at 3:37 AM on January 18, 2007


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