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Feynman lectures mp3

  1. Dec 19, 2003 #1
    hi all,

    I've been busy collecting the mp3's of the original tapes of Feynman lectures on physics during the 1960's. So far - using mainly Kazaa and dc++ - I've found nearly all the lectures of Volume 1 and 3. The lectures of Volume 2 are quite hard to find.
    Does anyone here know a database I can access, or is one of you willing to share them through some kind of medium? (for instance ftp or something like that?)

    thanks a lot
     
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  3. Dec 19, 2003 #2
    Not sure if these recordings will add to your collection, but it's worth a viewing. That link was posted in the quantum physics forum I believe, but I don't recall which thread.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2003 #3

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    The lectures are being posted in their entirety on the usenet newsgroup alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.spoken-word.

    If you don't know what the usenet is, I recommend you get an account on easynews.com.

    - Warren
     
  5. Dec 19, 2003 #4

    Monique

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    OMG, that is so cool are there any sites where lectures (of any science) can be found?
     
  6. Dec 19, 2003 #5

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    Never mind, I was browsing the site given by Descartes, turns out there are quite a bit of lectures on there.. better than watching some hollywood movie, isn't it?

    But any other sites?
     
  7. Dec 19, 2003 #6

    Monique

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    But that would cost $9.98 a month, am I right?
     
  8. Dec 19, 2003 #7

    chroot

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    That's correct. Beats the $10 per hour it'd cost to buy them on cassette anyway.

    - Warren
     
  9. Dec 19, 2003 #8

    Monique

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    The free-trial link is not working (there IS a refund policy, but I am lazy) could you scetch a global picture of what is available on easynews.com?
     
  10. Dec 19, 2003 #9

    chroot

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    Everything. I'm not kidding. I don't use Kazaa, DC++, or any of that other peer-to-peer crap, because I get better quality stuff with much, much, MUCH less hassle on the usenet.

    Give me something you're looking for (music, audio book, software program, anything) and I'll tell you what's available on the usenet right now. Easynews keeps about 30 days of posts.

    - Warren
     
  11. Dec 19, 2003 #10
    If you are interested in mp3 lecures on physics, there are quite a few remaining in the alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.spoken-word group. I believe that the feynman lectures are still present and complete. Over the past month there has been a plethora of physics lectures and notes, but most of them have been purged over the past few weeks. The highest retenion time for most binary groups is about 25 days and depends on the Usenet service you use(Easynews has one of the highest). If you get in now, you should be able to at least get all of the Feyman stuff.

    The good news is that I am expecting a complete repost . It is very common for posters to do this. If you follow the group for a while you should be the lecrure pimp mastah.


    Also

    I srongly reccommend that everybody check out the alt.binaries.e-book.technical group (mostly pdf and chm ebooks). There was a recent poster who did a " Merry Xmas Ebook Flood". It is he most massive flood of technical books I have EVER seen. There are about 1300 books in the flood. This group sees everything from computer books, to engineering/math and how to hack your Tivo books.:smile:. If you are interested, act now.

    Easynews charges $9.98 per 6.0 Gigs of transfer, or thirty days - whichever comes first.

    Merry Xmas and happy flooding all.
     
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  12. Dec 19, 2003 #11
    Chroot is right. There is no comparison. The quality is so far ahead of any PP net. The people who post on usenet are usually very competent.

    Also, you can find anyhing on there (pictures, apps, music, movies, roms,books, games, and of course news and advice:smile: ).

    Wacth out for the pÖrÑ though. .
     
  13. Dec 20, 2003 #12
    thanks for the replies. I was actually allready trying the usenet, but my provider hasn't got much serverspace I am afraid. I'll consider getting an extra news-account, or try friends who have one that is better than mine.
    Thanks for the Auckland-university link btw. I now have 4 very cool lectures to listen AND watch in my collection ^_^
    So no-one has an ftp up and running with this cool stuff on it?
     
  14. Dec 20, 2003 #13
    Thanks to you and chroot! I was able to get the "Feyman Flood" from the group referenced.
     
  15. Dec 22, 2003 #14
    GOOGLE

    google
     
  16. Dec 22, 2003 #15
    google rulez, that's for sure, but can you post some links then?
     
  17. Mar 31, 2004 #16
    Hey, I know this thread was dead, but I really would like some help.

    I'm trying to get all of the Feynman lectures on .mp3 too. Did you have any luck? I tried usenet but it wasn't there any more. Any help would be great!
     
  18. Mar 31, 2004 #17
    Based on the postings here, you may have to wait for somebody to post it again at Easynews.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2004 #18
    I typed in Feynman into my Shareaza program and came up with 100s of downloads. unfortunately they are all from people with dial up connections and I am on a dial up myself, so it will take me about 4 1/2 years to download them all, but I'll start now. I'll be suprised if I get any of them fully downloaded.
     
  20. Apr 1, 2004 #19

    chroot

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    I feel sorry for you people who still attempt to use peer-to-peer filesharing.

    - Warren
     
  21. Apr 1, 2004 #20
    Your best bet is to make a request for a flood of the lectures in the alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.spoken-word group. There are a few of them on the easynews server now, but they are just random fills. You could also just wait and watch, they are very popular and will surely be posted again in thier entirety.

    Good Luck
     
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