Eric Pfeiffer

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Name: Eric Pfeiffer
Date registered: Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Check Out Our Newly Designed, User-Friendly Newsletter — Wednesday, February 27, 2013
  2. Celebrating the Academy Awards: Hollywood’s War-Torn History — Sunday, February 24, 2013
  3. The Fifty Greatest Images of 1963 — Friday, February 15, 2013
  4. Asteroid Slams Siberia and Injures Thousands, What Happens When the Big One Hits? — Friday, February 15, 2013
  5. Raspberry Pi: Hottest Tech Device That Isn’t an Apple — Thursday, January 31, 2013

Most commented posts

  1. The Controversial Talk That “TED Won’t Show You” — 29 comments
  2. Aurora Shooting, Columbine Massacre: Is U.S. Ready for Gun Control? Never — 4 comments
  3. Woolly Mammoth Revealed Right Before Your Eyes — 4 comments
  4. Christopher Hitchens and the Last of His “Fragmentary Jottings” — 3 comments
  5. Could a Neanderthal Woman Beat the World Arm Wrestling Champion? — 3 comments

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Feb 27

Check Out Our Newly Designed, User-Friendly Newsletter

There’s something new in your inbox this morning–if you’re a subscriber to our weekly newsletter (and if you’re not, please become one). After a little blood, sweat and tears (okay just sweat), we’ve completed a major makeover of our newsletter, bringing in more color and bigger images to better showcase our award-winning videos. We’ve also …

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Feb 24

Celebrating the Academy Awards: Hollywood’s War-Torn History

In honor of the Academy Awards, we present a FORA.tv series: Moguls, Millionaires & Movie Stars: Hollywood Between the Wars, 1920-1940, a conference produced by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. These were the decades of Joseph P. Kennedy, William Randolph Hearst, …

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Feb 15

The Fifty Greatest Images of 1963

The Altantic.com has released a stunning photo-essay illustrating what America, and the world, looked like 50 years ago. It’s easy to forget just what a momentous year 1963 was: Spaceflight, Beatlemania, and the assassination of President Kennedy. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave one of the most notable speeches in human history. …

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Feb 15

Asteroid Slams Siberia and Injures Thousands, What Happens When the Big One Hits?

It turns out that astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is right. The Earth is bad for human life. Just look at the huge asteroid that hit western Siberia today, creating a shock wave that injured more than 1,000 people. “The blast,” according to an article in the New York Times, “was caused by a 10-ton meteor, …

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Jan 31

Raspberry Pi: Hottest Tech Device That Isn’t an Apple

The New York Times has discovered what FORA.tv viewers have long known. The name of the hottest little tech device doesn’t have an “i” before it or an Apple behind it. In fact, it’s a fruit of a different type. Raspberry Pi is a tiny (3 inches by 2 inches) and cheap ($35) computer. Students, …

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Jan 31

49ers Go to the Super Bowl…with the Ever-Confident Jed York at the Helm

In 2010, Jed York’s dream of going to the Super Bowl was just that…a dream. The San Francisco 49ers CEO was hard at work building his franchise, and, back then, he had some building to do. In October of that year, his team got off to a disappointing 0-5 start. But ever the optimist, York …

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Jan 29

The George Washington University Presents “Out of Time: An American Crisis”

What happens when a bunch of very smart people get together in one room and try to solve the greatest problems facing America? That’s precisely what we will find out today at 7 p.m. (Eastern) when The George Washington University presents Out of Time: An American Crisis. Former senators Fred Thompson and Robert Bennett, House …

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Jan 18

The Greatest Presidential Inauguration Speeches of All Time

Presidential inauguration addresses are like all acceptance speeches, long on thank yous and platitudes, and short on genuine drama and lasting impact. And yet, there are those moments when a particularly high historical moment combines with a gifted orator to create an indelible mark in America’s history books. What’s remembered isn’t a broad theme or …

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Jan 18

Celebrating Internet Freedom Day: SOPA and PIPA Aren’t Coming Back

Via an article in the Huffington Post by Jimmy Wales (Wikipedia) and Craig Newmark (Craigslist): One year ago today, millions of people joined forces to defeat two pieces of legislation, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), both of which were seen as hurting free speech and the prosperity …

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Jan 17

Lance Armstrong’s Oprah Interview Streamed Live Tonight

Oprah’s interview with cyclist Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, will be streamed live tonight on Oprah.com at 9 p.m. ET. Oprah herself has made the interview rounds and has revealed that Armstrong, who spent a decade denying doping, finally admits to taking performance-enhancing drugs during their discussion. ABC News joins all the …

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