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Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby power » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:36 am UTC

http://youtube.com/watch?v=zJOS0sV2a24

This is the tech talk that Randall Munroe gave at Google last Friday. Of note is that the first two questions are by Guido van Rossum and Donald Knuth.

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Okita » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:12 am UTC

Funny how bits of that talk ended up in today's comic. I wish I had an hour to watch this thing though... I'll finish it later I guess.

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Eleyras » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:25 am UTC

Interesting stuff! Wish I had an hour too...silly early finals.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Anpheus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:53 am UTC

What sort of internal Wiki are they running for their question and answer stuff?
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hit3k » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:12 am UTC

Anpheus wrote:What sort of internal Wiki are they running for their question and answer stuff?


1st of google: Don't talk about the inner workings of google.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Anpheus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:13 am UTC

B.S. I'd like to know what they're running. Are those all internal query tools? If not, what do they use?
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Will » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:14 am UTC

He was visibly nervous when he realized he was talking to Donald Knuth; I found that amusing.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hit3k » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:15 am UTC

They most likely use their own wiki. They do however have a thing that displays search queries.

Will wrote:He was visibly nervous when he realized he was talking to Donald Knuth; I found that amusing.


Who wouldn't be!
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Anpheus » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:15 am UTC

I would have answered, when asked if I knew who that was, that he was my homeboy.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hench » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:41 pm UTC

If I wasn't at work (damn YouTube blocking!) I'd be watching this right now. D:

Guess it'll have to happen tonight when I get home.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby @trophy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

Hench wrote:If I wasn't at work (damn YouTube blocking!) I'd be watching this right now. D:

Guess it'll have to happen tonight when I get home.


What he said.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby xyzzy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:52 pm UTC

For those of us without flash, can we have a transcript of it? Please?
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Zohar » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

A transcript? It's an hour long! It's interesting, though. There's about 20 minutes of him telling random stories and then 40 minutes of Q&A (which result in more storytelling). I didn't know he's younger than I am...
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Stief » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:15 pm UTC

xyzzy wrote:For those of us without flash, can we have a transcript of it? Please?


Will this be including all intonations marked?
all stressing of syllables underlined?
all pauses and micropauses marked with (.) and (1), (2), (3) etc.?

This isn't supposed to sound sarcastic by the way :P

I had to write out transcripts for my English A-levels...

I might actually do this one day if I'm bored....

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Edit: Mentioning Don Hertzfield's Rejected...I love Randall even more...
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hench » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:00 am UTC

Just watched the whole thing....man, that was good. Randall's awesome. :lol:
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hit3k » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:38 am UTC

The google logo he drew at the end was pretty good. They should use it.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Angelene » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:41 am UTC

Pffft, when he knew he was going to Google I'm sure he spent hours preparing that logo.

Still, he seems entirely personable, and not too hard on the eyes, either.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Hit3k » Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:43 am UTC

CaraInFrames wrote:Pffft, when he knew he was going to Google I'm sure he spent hours preparing that logo.


I know. It was still pretty damn awesome though.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby LDJosh » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:33 am UTC

just finished watching this.

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Malice » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:26 am UTC

I figured Randall would be as funny and interesting as this video proved him to be. I didn't realize he was quite so cute, though. :p
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby BurntCornMuffin » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:55 pm UTC

Yeah...so last night I was supposed to catch an early night for an 8:00 final, and then I found this. Needless to say, I didn't get my early night.

But my final was canceled this morning due to snowy weather so it's all good.
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Watching this was the first time I felt a bit of hero-worship for Randall. And yes, River Tam beating up dinosaurs for an hour and a half is my ideal movie as well.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby stordoff » Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:45 pm UTC

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby umbrae » Thu Dec 13, 2007 7:25 pm UTC

I really liked that he seemed a bit nervous throughout.

Cause he's just some guy, you know?

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby cathrl » Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:16 pm UTC

Will wrote:He was visibly nervous when he realized he was talking to Donald Knuth; I found that amusing.


"Visibly nervous"? I'd probably have needed a new set of underwear :shock:

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby fjafjan » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:50 am UTC

umbrae wrote:I really liked that he seemed a bit nervous throughout.

Cause he's just some guy, you know?

Yeah, I kind of liked that aswell.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Ari » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:01 pm UTC

That was a great interview. ;)

I loved the comment about everyone knowing his jokes now. Bad downside :)
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby mandalynn » Wed Dec 19, 2007 11:26 pm UTC

Malice wrote:I figured Randall would be as funny and interesting as this video proved him to be. I didn't realize he was quite so cute, though. :p

My thoughts exactly. I'm rather infatuated.

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby lachatte » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:55 am UTC

mandalynn wrote:
Malice wrote:I figured Randall would be as funny and interesting as this video proved him to be. I didn't realize he was quite so cute, though. :p

My thoughts exactly. I'm rather infatuated.


I've got to third this.

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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby arbivark » Wed Dec 26, 2007 3:41 am UTC

lachatte wrote:
mandalynn wrote:
Malice wrote:I figured Randall would be as funny and interesting as this video proved him to be. I didn't realize he was quite so cute, though. :p

My thoughts exactly. I'm rather infatuated.


I've got to third this.


He's cute. Here he is leaning on my shoulder. Squee!
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby podbaydoor » Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:05 am UTC

Mmm, cute.

Edit: Yes, I watched the video and did pay attention to the content as well as the above mentioned cuteness of Randall. Particularly enjoyed the "what would I do if raptors attacked right now?" segment.
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Re: Randall Munroe at Google, On Youtube

Postby Metty » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:23 pm UTC

He stumbles over his words quite a bit, I guess he's very nervous or he just turned up and talked without preparing.

It was really interesting and I learned a lot about him. I wonder if I can find any of his other talks on youtube.


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