The Sims guide to awakening from the dream of “me”

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Machinima is a style of film making whereby video game footage is captured and edited to create a new story. It’s an amusing form of storytelling that appropriates one genre of entertainment to create another.

One of Machinima’s most popular creations is the long running Red vs Blue. The footage — captured from the game Halo — uses…

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Why authors should set eBook prices

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Anyone who self-publishes to Amazon will be aware that it is currently in dispute with the publisher Hachette.

The monoliths are slogging it out over royalties, distribution and eBook prices.

Recently, Amazon sent its authors an email about why they believe Hachette is overcharging for eBooks. Unlike hardback or paperback books, eBooks cost virtually nothing…

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Why Jesus would be a stand up comedian

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In this latest video, Sue and Claire discuss how some comedians are spreading their spiritual message through humour.

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Dr Bruce Lipton: Quack or fiction?

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Dr Bruce Lipton is a radical scientist.

His research into cell biology leads him to conclude that  genes do not determine our lives.

Lipton also believes Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is wrong.

Darwin describes life as an ongoing struggle he termed  ‘survival of the fittest.’  Lipton disagrees. Instead, co-operation is the key to survival —  an ‘altruism of the fittest’ that…

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An Anzac Day reflection

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Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the Second World War.

This is kind of apt since it is the Anzac holiday weekend in Australia and blanket media coverage about all the 20th Century wars is everywhere.

But my fascination with WW2 is not inspired by stories of Australia’s struggles overseas.

Instead, I’ve been reading…

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Joe Rogan and the Universe

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In the footsteps of Bill Hicks, George Carlin and more recently Russell Brand, is comedian Joe Rogan.

Joe’s routine and regular podcasts explore science, consciousness, spirituality, quantum physics and whether the world is actually a matrix.

He is often joined in conversation and contemplation by fellow comedians.

The topics are fascinating, engaging and thought provoking.

And after listening to Joe, you…

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Why Emperor Marcus Aurelius was a yogi

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Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote a book called Meditations, and what a gem it is. Oprah needs to stick it in her book club. So what if it’s two thousand years old.

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The pope and his swooshy eBook

Pope Francis and I have something in common but it’s not Catholicism.

The Pope has written an eBook.

You won’t find it on Kindle, though.

No doubt the Pope is busy running the Vatican and doesn’t need the cash, so he happily avoided formatting his book for Amazon’s proprietary Kindle platform. He also side-stepped having…

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