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Vint Cerf on Colbert
70 points by maroonblazer on July 17, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 20 comments
The intersection of HN readers and Colbert viewers is probably pretty large but I still thought this was worth contributing.

Watching Colbert (and Stewart) I notice how much the internet informs their content. So when they invite and engage with one of the internet's principals it's hugely satisfying.

Vint Cert was the guest last night (Tuesday). The icing on the cake is that Vint not only avoids becoming a plaything for Colbert - as many of Colbert's guests are - but that he knocks Colbert off balance. And Colbert, as he always does, handles it with aplomb.

Great watching.

Part 1 of the interview:http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/08a2dg/vint-cerf-pt--1

Part 2 of the interview: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/videos/x9hnxr/vint-cerf-pt--2





If only there was a convenient way to get from one URL to another URL!

I'm sure Tim Berners-Lee stubs his toe every time someone posts a non-clickable link on the web.


I remember seeing Vint Cerf speak at LCA - he's a very good speaker, and great at keeping the crowd's attention. He mentioned that his biggest (professional) regret was not separating TCP and IP more thoroughly - it turned out that the layered model had worked wonderfully, and this mixing of these two layers caused later problems, unforseen at the time.


Anyone got a link for outside of US? Or do I need proxy/VPN to see this?

Edit: Found it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ann2q4VPiF8


Tip: All of comedy centrals websites are extremely trusting when it comes to the X-Forwarded-For header.


.... until South Park completes its switch to Hulu in a couple of months.


Hola Unblocker works, too.


Well that didn't last long. Clobbered by Viacom.


colbert cerf video torrent


Being asked "What makes you so sure you're not in the Matrix?" by Vint Cerf would be the closest I could ever get to a 'spiritual moment'.


Yeah and for the following minute he looked at the table, rather than Vint Cerf's face, when he was talking. Amusing.


I don't even know what is Colbert, can someone explain? For me it is the name of a great man of power under Louis XIV or something like that.


Stephen Colbert is a popular comedian on US television. His character is a parody of right-wing commentators like Bill O'Reilly.

If you haven't seen him before, check out some of his clips on youtube, you won't regret it :)

Edit: Unless you have something else important to do today, or for that matter this week...


Just never head or him referred to as only his last name. Perhaps you should review how English names are used??


> Just never head [sic] or [sic] him referred to as only his last name

The submitted title is referring to the show "The Colbert Report" and not to the person, so your snark isn't even on point. That said I hope we can conclude this tedious sub-thread.


I live in the northeastern part of the US and it is extremely common for me to hear him referred to by just his last name. For all I know it's a regional thing, but it certainly isn't rare.


Same here. I think a) It's fairly common to refer to famous people by their last names (Gates, Jobs, etc.) b) The show is "The Colbert Report", so "Colbert" works as a shortened version. Hence, "Did you catch Clinton on Colbert last night?"

In any event this sort of usage is pretty typical.


Links for Canadians (and possibly other non-USians): http://www.thecomedynetwork.ca/Shows/TheColbertReport?vid=39...


I like how he actually attempted to address that 'carpet bomb the world with AOL CDs comment'. Some serious awesomeness going on there.


Indeed, great interview... thanks for sharing.




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