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Are you learning how to play guitar? Interested in the mechanics of how to make a low-pitched noise versus a high-pitched noise? This lesson examines the basic physics of sound, from pitch range to volume control. Check out this lesson and discover how to create the sound you want - including how to adjust the volume of your guitar without a control knob!


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A recent book written by Sam Harris called The Moral Landscape argues that science can answer moral questions, and has caused quite a bit of discussion on the matter. Enter into this dialogue, and discover what both sides of the debate have to say. In this lesson from Plato Footnote, learn what makes a fact, fact, and what contributions science can make in the field of ethics (for example). Finally, this lesson concludes with a short exploration of moral relativism, Plato, and the divine.


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Make your webpage interactive by designing user events that call functions! In this third of three lessons on functions from Learn to Program's JavaScript series, discover how you can create a page that will respond to certain events or actions. See how to make a button page visitors can click, set up functions to execute once the page has loaded, and have the page respond to a user hovering the mouse over a button or word.


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The clothes may not maketh the man, but it's the cycle jersey that maketh the cycling champion! Art's Cyclery walks you through the three aspects to consider when selecting a cycling jersey: fabric, construction, and additional features. Learn about the importance of moisture wicking, the differences between a race cut and semi-fitted jersey, and get a list of some key additional features a more expensive jersey will include.


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Are you having trouble knitting in the round? Learn how to make a smooth color change in circular knitting - known to the experts as a jogless color change. Use a knitting marker and learn to knit your first color change row into the previous color to disguise the knitting spiral. Tie up loose ends sooner than later and thread them to duplicate the back of a stitch for a smooth seam. Here’s to a seamless change!


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Find out how accessible reading music can be. This lesson on how to read tabs will cause you to pick up that old guitar and learn a few new songs. First, you’ll see how the strings are positioned in a tab image and learn to identify fret numbers. Then, learn whether to play notes simultaneously or in a series. Before you know it, you’ll be fluent in guitar tabs.


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You watched Tom Antos’ lesson on lighting a romantic scene and took his advice to heart. Keep learning! In this lesson, Tom continues sharing his lighting tips by discussing when and where to add fluorescent and LED lights to create more depth in your shot. Also, learn how you can get a scene to look and feel a certain way by using reverse angles when filming actors in tight shots.


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Want to make a fun and colorful alcoholic drink? In this lesson, The Vegetarian Baker teaches you how to infuse Absolut Vodka with jelly beans, making the vodka colorful and sweet. Using mini vodka bottles and jelly beans, you can create a cheerful mini-fridge-sized drink with a kick. It's the perfect way to get a little of your inner child into your adult beverage!


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Do we have free will, or do we just boil down to particles following the laws of physics? Professor Massimo Pigliucci from Plato Footnote leads us into a world where science and philosophy collide by discussing the concept of reductionism. This lesson also includes an explanation of the difference between ontological and epistemological reductionism, and how these debates come to bear on ideas of emergent properties, morality, and free will.


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War: what is it good for? Find out using backward induction to solve the Escalation Game, courtesy of William Spaniel's Game Theory 101 lesson. Should State 1 accept the status quo, or threaten State 2? If threatened, should State 2 concede, or escalate to war? Learn how each state can work backward to determine its opponent's optimal strategies, figure out its maximum payoff at each decision point, and discover why peace really is the answer.


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You've tackled Game Theory 101, so what's next? William Spaniel gives you a sneak preview of more advanced Game Theory concepts such as repeated games and incomplete information. What the heck is a Bayesian Nash equilibrium? Who gets a better deal in a negotiation, and why? How and when is war inefficient? Why do people vote? All these questions and more can be answered with the magic—um, science—of game theory!


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Life's full of tough choices, and sometimes there's not just one right answer: there are infinitely many. In this Game Theory 101 lesson by William Spaniel, learn about scenarios in which a set of mixed strategies can lead to an infinite number of Nash equilibria. Review concepts like strict dominance, pure strategy Nash equilibria, and partially mixed strategies - and discover how one player's pure strategy can result in another player's indifference.


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Looking for an exercise that’ll help you strengthen your core and lose weight? This Pilates workout for beginners teaches you how to practice ribcage breathing, curling sit ups, and head and shoulder raises. Inhale and exhale in a steady rhythm to get the ultimate workout. Get into a routine and watch your body change!


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Take a short outdoor nighttime film scene and transform it into something dynamic and intriguing, without using expensive equipment. In this lesson from the Tom Antos Filmmaking Tutorials series, learn how to use creative cinematography to alter the lighting, camera angle, and camera movement, add objects in the foreground, and toy with color correction to shoot a Hollywood-quality outdoor night scene.


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Learning how to pick guitar chords resembles raking leaves: easy does it. Follow along with Your Guitar Sage and discover how to produce an open, whole sound with these basic chord techniques. This lesson covers where to place your fingers, how to arpeggiate in order to hear muted notes, and how to adjust your fingers to obtain a full chord sound.


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The ukulele is a unique instrument that is enjoying renewed popularity worldwide. With its smooth-sounding voice and manageable size, it’s no wonder that the uke is so beloved. In this tutorial by Play Ukulele by Ear, the first in a series, learn about the different names and sizes for ukuleles, as well as where the ukulele originated (hint: it’s not Hawaii). Then, learn all the parts of a ukulele, including the strings and the ever-important sound hole.


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What is metaphysics, and what do metaphysicians discuss? How does metaphysics overlap with science? Plato Footnote introduces you to two robots having just this conversation. Join in for the chance to learn about issues of existence and realism, with a focus on questions of time, causation, and general relativity. Note: This lesson is crucial to watch before attempting any time travel, as it explains causal loops.


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Are you a seasoned guitarist always on the lookout for advice? Or maybe you’re a frustrated beginner? Here’s a small tip that will last a lifetime of guitar playing: curl the last knuckle of each fretting finger. This helps you to strum chords efficiently and hit every necessary note. Check out this lesson to fully comprehend the importance of the curl.


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How do you determine right from wrong when human lives are on the line? Follow along with Professor Massimo Pigliucci as he considers the philosophical and neurobiological answers to this question. This lesson offers a review of Aristotle's virtue ethics, Kant's deontology, and Bentham and Mill's utilitarianism, and then analyzes the classic philosophical thought experiment, the Trolley Dilemma. Learn how different parts of the brain are used for making rational versus emotional moral judgments.


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