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'Merry Christmas': 30 years of the text message
"He used a computer to send a message over his phone. The guy that was receiving it, Richard Jarvis from writer phone, he was at the Vodafone Christmas party at the time. It said simply, Merry Christmas, full words, no xmas. It was the first SMS short message service text, billions, of course, have been sent since with a smartphone revolution. Papworth now in Canada recalled at all last year in a CTV interview just before an NFT of the first text message complete with the original code went for $150,000 at auction. Steve kathan, CBS News. Nothing to do between World Cup matches, you could have checked out the camel pageant. I was a portrait of beauty, not to mention grace, as she batted her lashes about 15 miles from Doha. Her prize, 55,000 bucks, Alison keys, CBS News.
A highlight from New Macs Incoming... Maybe, Smart Homes Using Philips Hue
"As to what you're talking about, but nothing is going to excite me. Okay, so there's a report just come in. And it says that the upcoming M two MacBook Pro is going to be worth the wait. Why do you say this? So this is an apple liquor on Twitter who says that the new 14 and 16 inch MacBook Pro will do anything you see on Twitter Elon Musk. Isn't it? But yes, it's going to bring better speeds better battery life unless heat have to be honest, my MacBook Pro just filling it here. Cold as ice as the band foreigner once said. And that's what might be proof so this thing is going to get colder than that. Wow. I can put that in a second. Hang on a second here. Yes, there have been some surface leaks and benchmark tests. But no one knows if this is for a MacBook Pro, this could be a Mac studio for all you know. Yeah, well, I have to be honest. I don't really mind which comes out first. What I would like is an upgraded Mac pro. And actually, ideally, I might pro that's a bit more affordable to more people. That's a max studio, Steven. No, but it's useless. I want to put PCIe cards in there. I want to have more expandability. Okay, what if it was big enough for a PCIe card? Then I'd be interested. Just one, just one. Although, we did see a thing, was it sonnet S or nn? Yes. I think it is the company. And they have this thing, so it's like a Mac well, from my studios, they only do them from minis as well. And it's like a rack mount unit. This is where you're getting into proper geeky, right? You buy this rack mount unit, you put in your Mac studio and you've also got the option to put in there up to three PCI cards via an external box. Nice. Nice. I'm so excited. You know what? I'm done. I'm done spending money for the year. I'm actually done. You know what? I've got my Mac pro, my MacBook Pro went back. I don't have a laptop right now. I'm buying time on a Costco purchase laptop that has to go back in January. I've got travel coming up in February with no computer in sight. I don't know what I'm going to do. I think I'm going to end up buying, I don't know, I think I'm going to try to live off an iPad for a month. That would be really interesting. Because the thing is, right, I mean, I'll be honest, the iPad for me, the blind guy here. No, I'm not going to go down that route. It's just not, it's not going to work for me. But for you, as someone who this is aimed at let's be honest, it's a creative device, especially the iPad Pro. You've got the option to use, okay, you don't get final cut on there, do you? No, no. No, you don't get fun. Here's the thing. We have come pretty far technologically speaking. You and I are connected right now over the Internet in real time audio connectivity. We're able to have video chats with FaceTime, like why on earth can I not remote control a computer that's exist somewhere in the cloud? And use it as if it's right there. Why? Tell me why over existing cellular or Wi-Fi technology, I can't just use my mouse just like cloud gaming. Cloud gaming is instant. There's no latency. You can drive a car with a cloud gaming over cellular, but I still can't control a computer that might live in the cloud, or even at my house. Like, why can't I remote control a computer in my house and use it as if it's almost like right there so I can edit a video file if I need to. So when I hit the space bar it plays back that video immediately so I can see what's going on. I can hear what's going on. Why? Has that not happened? Especially with the Microsoft remote desktop client, which is actually the best way to use a computer about an interestingly for us. I use obviously the screen reader. And so that means that I essentially stuck to the keyboard. I'm not going to use the most, and the keyboards just don't work properly with these remote desktop applications. I mean, that's what it's for. I mean, I'm not saying that it has to be perfect for, say, the jaws application, but just for Windows generally, it would be kind of good if it just worked for that alone. So you have, if you have keyboard inconsistencies going on, if you can't use the app in the way you would want with the keyboard, that's not going to work for anybody. Never mind a blind person. So I think it's just really good that these options exist, but not in any way. I would say something you would want to switch to. You certainly wouldn't, like you're saying, go out of your office. Because I often thought about this one, the pandemic happened, or when after the pandemic or everyone disagrees on this, but okay, at this stage in the pandemic, let's see that. So we don't get Twitter on our backs about it. At this stage, I kind of want to head out to a coffee shop and do some work. And that means I want to do a lot of stuff that I don't want to have to take everything with me. I know he's a printer, my monitor, my keyboard. And a MacBook just in case. You know, I just want to take one thing. One thing that can I go a step further here because you can't even go down to your basement and do that.
A highlight from Internet Advertising Bureau Media Lab
"Today's interview is with Anthony catheter, CEO of the IAB tech lab. I have been casually aware of the IAB that's the Internet advertising bureau for quite some time. When I first started doing things on the web and when those things involved advertising, I somehow knew that the standard sizes of what was the size of that or that size of that was defined by the IAB. So I knew them for that ad size standard. And when I started doing research for our ad tech season, this organization that had just been there in the background for me personally all this time was something I had to look up. And standards would be the right word if you've got to choose one to sum up the IAB. Our conversation today gets into how that works and specifically the RTB protocol for real-time bidding and the vast standard for video ad serving. All that more coming right up.
Is Apple's Monopoly App Store Tax Coming to Crypto?
"All right Friends, happy Friday, today we are catching up on tons of news from around the crypto world. And where we're going to start is with a battle brewing between Apple and basically the entire crypto space. Coinbase has disabled NFT transfers on its iOS wallet, citing a dispute with Apple over their in app purchase policy. On Thursday, coinbase tweeted that Apple is demanding that blockchain gas fees are paid using apple's financial rails, which would enable Apple to extract its 30% App Store tax. Yesterday coinbase wallet tweeted, you might have noticed you can't send NFTs on coinbase wallet iOS anymore. This is because Apple blocked our last app release until we disabled the feature. Apple's claim is that the gas fees required to send NFTs need to be paid through their in app purchase system so that they can collect 30% of the gas fee. For anyone who understands how NFTs and blockchains work, this is clearly not possible. Apple's proprietary in app purchase system does not support crypto, so we couldn't comply even if we tried. This is akin to Apple trying to take a cut of fees for every email that gets sent over open Internet protocols. The biggest impact from this policy change is on iPhone users that own NFTs. If you hold an NFT in a wallet on an iPhone, Apple just made it a lot harder to transfer that NFT to other wallets or gifted to family and friends. Simply put, apple has introduced new policies to protect their profits at the expense of consumer investment in NFTs and developer innovation across the crypto ecosystem. We hope this is an oversight on apple's behalf and an inflection point for further conversations within the ecosystem. Now, this is just the latest in a months long scuffle between Apple and the NFT community. In October, Apple changed their terms of service in order to explicitly require in app NFT purchases to pay the Apple tax. Now that moves surprisingly divided web three commentators. Some thought the move would cripple the ability for web three games and apps to monetize via NFTs, pointing to the same incompatibility between using apple's payment rails and crypto native applications that coinbase is highlighted, but others were more optimistic that the change would bring the issue to a head.
MakerDAO Increases DAI Savings Rate To 1%
"More from Ethan Daley starts right now. Maker Doug governance passed a proposal to increase the diet savings rate to 1%. The change marks a 99 basis point increase from the current rate of 0.01%. The die savings rate provides yield to users who deposit die into the savings contract, the yield paid to users is generated from the protocols stability fee for collateral debt positions. The die savings rate previously reached ties above 10% during DeFi summer, but dropped to 0% in response to black Thursday in 2020. The die savings rate has stayed relatively low since the rate increase still needs to be included
A highlight from Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday Dec. 2, 2022
"Of Boston security will join me to discuss recent cybersecurity news, but first I'll look back at some of what happened in the last 7 days. A member of the Alberta legislature was fined $7200 for an unauthorized penetration test of a provincial vaccine portal. Did he do anything different from what security researchers and reporters do? David will have some thoughts. Speaking of fines, Facebook's parent company meta platforms was find the equivalent of $227 million by Ireland's privacy commissioner, for not adequately protecting personal information last year. That allowed hackers to scrape the profile data of over 500 million people. And France's data protection regulator find an electricity provider, the Canadian equivalent of $840,000 for storing customers passwords with a weak algorithm. A question David and I will discuss defines work. And if so, under what circumstances. And finally, we'll take a look at a Dell survey of IT professionals on data protection issues. One finding 40% of respondents said they couldn't recover data from their current method of backup. In other news, hackers released another batch of data stolen from Australia's private health provider, meta bank. Data of about 9.7 million current and former customers was copied in October, meta bank says the personal data stolen isn't sufficient to enable identification or financial fraud. Security researchers have found vulnerabilities in the mobile apps of several major car manufacturers that could have allowed hackers to control the door locks engine and trunks of some vehicles. Their work is reported by the cyber news site, the record, compromising the apps may in some cases start with an attacker scanning the vehicle's vin number, which can be seen on a dashboard. Hyundai has packed its app SiriusXM, a wireless broadcasting service offered to car owners as also updated its mobile app. More troublesome Android apps have been discovered in the Google Play Store. These apps pretend to be education related applications in several languages. But according to researchers at zimperium, their goal is to steal Facebook passwords. The apps have been downloaded some 300,000 times in 71 countries. Including Canada and the U.S. separately, the bleeping computer news site reported that Google has removed a suspicious app called
A highlight from Game Scoop! 701: PS3-Crushing Brilliance
"War one for sure. Yeah. The big cover story is the world first reveal of gears of war one. Is that cool? That'll be fun to flip through. But first, some general housekeeping next week is The Game Awards. They're happening Thursday, December 8th, 4 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. eastern, and along with the awards, there's always a bunch of big announcements, new trailers, new games revealed, and you're gonna be able to watch all of that on IGN, along with our exclusive pre and post show coverage. So please be excited for that. Oh, we're looking at it right now. That's on the B roll tayo. Impressive. That's next week. Thursday, the 8th game awards watch it on IGM. So let's begin this week before we hop into our magazine. Let's begin with a listener mail. So let's go ahead and check in with listeners. Hey, what's nice? Listen, you remember you can always reach us at the email address. Game scoop at IGN, just like, oh, big Tony style. Oh, big Tony style. Big Tony style says, we are just one month away from wrapping up 2022, but I feel like this has been one of the most bizarre gaming years of my life. The highs were high with the likes of eldering and God of War, but I feel like the year was marred with delays, long stretches of no significant significant releases. You are not wrong in Tony style. That said, there was still more than enough to play, so much that I haven't been able to play mini games I want to like Mario plus rabbids. Tactics over reborn and bayonetta three to name a few. I'm curious as the year comes to a close. What games will you try to finish up in the coming weeks and what are some notable games you likely won't get around to? So as everyone else still working their way through, got aboard ragnarok. Yes. Still, yeah. Spend time trying not to rush, I have a quest breaking bug I encountered and I just have to maybe wait for a patch to finish that quest. It's not a main cost side quest. But it's about getting these dogs in a cage and the dogs just think there's an invisible wall there. And I've consulted everybody who's beat that so far. And they're like, you're doing it right, but they just won't go in that cage. It's the worst. Will you just, can you just move on and leave that side quest behind? It's a side quest, but I'm a 100% at least the favors in regions. So it's driving me a little bit crazy, honestly. This is a cool area. Justin, I finished it. Oh, there you go. There you go. So what are your final summary no spoiler thoughts? Oh, man. It's hard to talk about it and not spoiler terms because my enduring impression of it is kind of story related in characterization and this is not a spoiler but just speaking very generally the story kind of goes exactly where you expect it's going to go, but how it gets there is very interesting and then it also, I don't know, it also leaves you on your toes and ends in a way. It's hard to talk about this vaguely, but I found that it's very, very satisfying and very good and it's not like, oh, what a twist I didn't see that coming and yet you're not going to see it coming. Like really interesting stuff happens. I was very satisfied and thought it ended on just an excellent note. I was also satisfied just in, again, we're avoiding spoilers. But was you agree? I don't really know where the series goes from there. Yeah, it's really interesting, right? This storytelling for like big blockbuster video game is the last of us is really kind of a risk-taking game. And so it's got a word in a lot of ways. So Ryan you're still working with your God of War, anything else, you're trying to wrap up before the end of the year? You know, I am really eager to dive into high on life, which is an Xbox exclusive that we're getting in less than two weeks, I think, from today as we record this on December 1st. So, but I know I got to get through, got a war first before I can get to that. And then there's, I gotta say, I shot a video about The Witcher three next gen the other day. Yeah. And that's a game that I purposely didn't spend more than just a couple hours with it back in 2015 because I was honestly just, I knew I'd never finish it, being a 150 hour plus game. But I don't know, man, I really love the Netflix show and I kind of want to play more of it now that it's gonna kind of come back to us as a as a fresh with a fresh coat of next gen polish on it. But again, I have no designs on finishing that game, but I do want to spend some more time with it. So yeah, it's kind of, we waited all year for games, particularly if you're an Xbox guy. And now it's just pouring video games right at the end of the year. I'm still trying to finish up return to monkey island. It's longer than I expected. It's actually a pretty finish it, because a, I want to talk to you about how the ending goes. And number two, it's just the way it ends is, I don't know, I don't want to Justin I want to be where I spoilers, but it's a beautiful conclusion and I hope you'll see it through, Damon. I'm wrapping up the golden keys. I think I've got all those. You got some ways to go. Oh my God, it already feels so long. There's that. And then I want to play vampire survivors, which is something Justin has been, you're going to love it. You're going to love it. It's on game pass. Check it out. Yeah. So I need to do the vampire survivors Callisto protocols out tomorrow. I'll definitely play that. And then the only other thing that I want to try to wrap up is I haven't played neon white yet, and I've heard lots of great things about that. It's coming to come into other consoles, I believe. Yeah, PlayStation, I don't know the time frame on that. We just gave a ten to. I feel like we all need to try that too. Yeah, I put in an hour or two, and it is it's outstanding. I just don't know how I'm going to find time to play it. And yeah, it's like if you need something completely different from any other video game, is a good choice for that. On game pass too, so accessible. It's definitely one I want to try.
Monster Hunter Rise won’t support cross-progression between PS4 and PS5
"Service for consoles PC and cloud at launch Capcom announced the game's multi platform release set for January 20th, 2023, which we're so close to bus. So close to 2023, the game originally came out in March 2021 before it came to steam earlier this year. Monster hunter rise sun break the major expansion available on switch and steam is coming all platforms sometime next spring. Unfortunately for hunters who have already poured hundreds of hours, cross save and cross plays not planned for Xbox PlayStation. This means if you want to play in these platforms, you have to start from scratch. Fans requested cross save and cross play leading up to monster hunter rises steam release as well, but Capcom said they were unable to implement the features at the time. The new versions post improved performance over the switch release, including four K resolution, 60 frames per second on PS5 and Series X, along with 3D audio, ranged and shielded weapons will also make use of the DualSense's adaptive triggers on the PlayStation 5. Plus I keep thinking that we are about a month away from the DualSense edge controller. Oh. And I can't wait to hold that. I can not have told you when that came out. When I thought you were going to say for spoken, and I was like, yeah, first book is going to be. But do some edgington?
No more airplane mode? EU to allow calls on flights
"The EU is apparently considering allowing cell phone calls on flights, so goodbye, airplane mode maybe, quoting the BBC. The European Commission ruled airlines can provide 5G technology onboard planes alongside slower mobile data. This could mean flyers will no longer be required to put their phone on airplane mode though, the specifics of how it will be implemented are unclear. The deadline for member states to make the 5G frequency bands available for planes is 30th, June, 2023. This will mean people can use all their phones, features mid flight, enabling calls as well as data heavy apps that stream music and video. Die whittingham, chief executive of the UK flight safety committee, told the BBC that airplane mode was historically important due to lack of knowledge about how mobile devices affect aircraft. There was a concern they could interfere with automatic flight control systems, he said, what has been found with experience is the risk of interference is very small. The recommendation has always been that once you are in flight devices should be in airplane mode end quote. There has been a concern in the U.S. that 5G frequencies could interfere with flights and even potentially lead to erroneous altitude measurements, but mister whittingham said this is not an issue in the UK and the EU. There is much less prospect of interference, he said. We have a different set of frequencies for 5G and there are lower power settings than those that have been allowed in the U.S.. Also, it has, of course, long been hoped that airplane mode would be something put into the trash bin of history, but
A highlight from Aira Talks To Double Tap About Changes
"This is an AMI podcast. Hey guys, welcome along to another episode of double tap for Friday, the second of December 2022, it's near the end of the week, but we have a big story to tell and that is around Ira and the changes they're making were joined by the CEO and their director of communications. Your listening to double time. Your daily accessible technology show. Now, here's your hosts, Steven Scott, and John priest. Yeah, hi Sean priest, hurry you today. Today, Stephen Scott, I feel amazing. I feel great. You know one of those days where you just jump out of bed and I'm just full of energy. It's not gonna last long, so let's make the most of it. Did you spill something? No. No, actually I didn't. Thank you. Not because you know that's off in the way, right? You wake up, you find a wet patch and you think, okay, what happened here? Yeah, let's leave that alone. What I'm saying is, talking to spilling things, right? Cups, and or mugs. It is so difficult to find the perfect mug. I'm struggling here. Hang on. Let me explain. We're talking about here. Well, for cups, cups of tea cups of coffee. Because you struggled with cups. I'm struggling finding the right cup for me. Because I bought some, right? Big cups, I like a big cup, 500 mil. All right, for my bruise. Perfect. Right, okay. But it tapers down at the bottom. So if you just slightly nudge the top, bang. It's over. Oh, yes. That's no good. Rubbish. So I ordered some more big cups, but they're like bowls. They're very squat and very wide. So if you're not holding them perfectly level, they just spill everywhere when I try and carry them. I'm really struggling. Cups. The difficult question. Thank you. Well, I have the perfect cup. I think I've told you this story. If I haven't, then. Well, look, for me, this was the perfect cup. So I was in an IHOP in Las Vegas when we were at CES. You remember the story then? Yes, of course. Yes. Of you thieving. I didn't thieve the comp. What happened was I get back, I said to the lovely person in the restaurant. Do you sell these? Because I realize these cups. And she said, no, sir, we do not sell these cops. Steal them. So she says, no, we don't sell it, and I said, okay, fine. So I left and I had my lovely assistant Jane with me. We get back to the hotel room and she says, oh, by the way, here you go, and she thrusts in my hand, one of these mugs. And you named her, unbelievable, I'm so sorry, Jamie, the police unlocking on your door right now. The IHOP police. Las Vegas police will be around immediately to your home in Glasgow. But when you find that perfect cup, you grab it. You grab it and hold it. And it's got that exactly. It's not good that thing where it's got the did you call, how did you describe it? Yes, it's not a good bit at the bottom. I hate those comps because you need to tip them over. Terrible at the time. I know, because you swipe your hands slowly across the worktop trying to find a cup and bang over. It drives me crazy. Now, here's the thing when you're in your little office there and your little shed. Do you have the fear? Because I have the fear always so I'm going to knock the cup over. And destroy all the expensive equipment that's sitting on the desk. Exactly. Which is why which is why I have my laptop on stilts. This little stand. So I have the river that can flow below it without any fear. Everything else is up on a stand pretty much, not because of that so much, but just because I like things to be tidy, but equally, it does help if the river starts to flow. But here's the thing. I got this thing on Amazon. Of course, what else? But no one uses them. So what happens is you've got this coaster cup thing, right? Where you can set the cup into, like a coaster. But what app happens is it's kind of like a walled garden garden, yes. Without the foliage. So you've got a saucer. It's not a sauce, no, no, no, it's like a little place you put the cup into, and it holds and it sticks to the desk.
A highlight from Podtrac publishes top new podcasts of 2022
"IHeart's podcast payments to senator Ted Cruz break Senate ethics rules claim the non partisan campaign legal center, he could go to prison, but what do you think might happen? Bloomberg reports that SiriusXM is to cut staff after impact from a slowdown in new car sales, NPR though is avoiding layoffs after a revenue fall, according to a report from the company, but has implemented a near freeze on hiring. In Australia, the subject of the teacher's pet podcast, Chris Dawson, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for murdering his wife, Lynette, the 74 year old will be eligible for parole in 2040 and Will Arnett is hosting a World Cup live chat on Amazon's amp, there's a podcast version exclusive to Amazon music too. And in people news, rob greenlee has a new job he's now SVP, content and partnerships at pod bean. A podcast Hall of Famer, he'd been at libsyn since 2019, and among the jobs we're currently listing, how about this one manager of podcasts for the ABC in Australia. You'll find that linked from our show notes and our newsletter and a pod news dot net slash jobs. And in podcast views, in the podcast weekly review this week Dan meisner talks about the topics that appeared hidden in Apple podcasts and what he's done with them and Australian podcast to Trevor bell questions all of our excitement about micro payments with satoshi's all of these experts have become quite obsessed with satoshis and booster grams. The alternatives are a lot better. You can find out more in the pod news weekly review this week. Also, a podcast called audience has Sam sethy from the pod news weekly review on the show talking about its name change and also talking about Elon Musk and micro payments. He couldn't help himself, could he. Repot is a new podcast series focusing on the European podcasting industry, the first guest is Joanna avelin, who is international expansion director at acast. It's made by buller media in Brussels in Belgium, and greenlit is a podcast that was launched in May 2021, but it's only now that the team have thought about sending us the launch press release, which we think is some kind of record. We've deleted it, obviously, but it's a clever idea there. It's a comedy podcast where comedians learn that their life is to be made into a film, and over the course of the episode, they ask what the film will be called, who's in it, and which parts of their life have to be included or excluded, had some pretty big name guests too, it's presented by Toby Earl and produced by Danny garlic. At this podcast is sponsored by climb of oars, climber fours is a podcast for eaters who are trying to navigate the complex relationship between healthy food and a healthy planet. Hosted by journalists Tamar Haspel and Mike grunwald, they explore the complicated confusing and surprising relationship between food and the environment from PostScript media, listen to climb of oars, wherever you get your podcasts, and we thank them for their support over the last couple of weeks. And that's the latest from our newsletter to read all the stories and subscribe or at pod news dot net.
A highlight from #392: Data Science from the Command Line
"When you think of data science, Jupyter notebooks and associated tools probably come to mind. But I want to broaden your tool set a bet. I encourage you to look around at other tools that are literally at your fingertips. The terminal and the shell command line tools. On this episode, you'll meet your in johnsson, who wrote the book data science on the command line, and there are a bunch of fun and useful, small utilities that will make your life simpler that you can run immediately in the terminal. For example, you can query a CSV file with SQL right on the command line. That a much more on this episode, 392 of talk python, recorded November 28th, 2022. Welcome to talk python, a weekly podcast on python. This is your host, Michael Kennedy, follow me on macedon where I'm at M Kennedy and follow the podcast using at talk python, both on Boston dot org. Be careful with impersonating accounts on other instances, there are many. Keep up with the show and listen to over 7 years of past episodes at top python FM. We've started streaming most of our episodes live on YouTube. Subscribe to our YouTube channel over at talk python slash YouTube to get notified about upcoming shows and be part of that episode. This episode is sponsored by sentry.
A highlight from AI Today Podcast: AI Glossary Series: Seven Patterns of AI
"AI today podcast. I'm your host Kathleen mulch. And I'm your host Ronald Schmidt. And again, thank you for joining us on AI today podcast. We've been going strong now for a long time, 5 years, 300 plus episodes, and really our job is to keep you not only aware and informed about artificial intelligence, machine learning, and big data, but really understand what it is and how to apply it to your daily lives, the things that are important. It's good to be talking about these things, but if we're not actually making these things applicable, then what's the point? So in our AI today, we spend a lot of time. We have a lot of series that go under use case as we provide explanations. We have our failure series. We have interviews with people who are sort of in the industry doing stuff with AI, but some of our most popular podcasts have been sort of more fundamental education. Even after these many years, people are still asking fundamental questions about different terms of AI. So we put together a glossary of all the important terms for artificial intelligence machine learning and big data on our site at cognitive. Dot com. You can go there and check that out. But also, we decided, hey, let's take each of those terms. Maybe one term or maybe a couple of terms that are related and go into them into our AI today podcast. Now, of course, knowing the terms knowing what to do with them are different. If you want to actually know how to apply these things, well, that's what we have our training and certification for. So if you are interested in that, you can check out our CPM AI that's cognitive project management for AI training and certification, but we'll get into that later on in this episode. Exactly. So as Ron mentioned, we did put together a very comprehensive AI glass. So we wanted to spend some time on our podcast to at a high level go over some key AI machine learning and big data terms so that our listeners would be able to understand what they are, maybe if there were some confusion about it. We found that there's some definitions out there and different sites, different places that just make it overly complicated, and it doesn't need to be. So we wanted to spend some time on our AI today glossary series, podcast, to just go over these terms and explain them in plain English. So of course, knowing what the term is and how to apply it are different things. So we'll be talking at a high level about what the term is, as well as our glossary, defines it that way. But if you're interested in learning more, we do encourage you to take the
Why the FTX Scandal Hits Different
"Okay, so now we're going to talk about one of the biggest scandals in crypto history and that of course is FTX and a really a massive exchange that went belly up. Recently, and Danny, what do you think about this? It just feels very different from previous scandals that we've had this year. But FTX is really a much bigger company, much more high profile company. This guy, SPF was in Washington, he was a big player. What makes this scandal different, do you think? Well, I think just to brag for a moment, we killed the king here at coindesk. We broke the first story that exposed some funky business on the balance sheet, and that started a run that ultimately led to FTX of all companies and going bankrupt. So that's what's really sticking out to me right now. Yeah, there was an amazing scoop by our very own in Allison. He dug into the Alameda balance sheet and found a lot of dodgy tokens on there that turned out to be worthless, and that was really the basis or the originating factor in this collapse, so hats off to him and hats off to coin desk, it was an amazing experience. Cam, what's your take on this? Yeah, I think it's really interesting to look at the fact that so many people trusted Sam and like you said being a high profile company, you know, we have the FTX arena. We had a lot of big players, Steph Curry had an NFT collection Coachella had an NFT collection along with FTX USS NFT platform. There was so much at stake in this empire and watching it crumble has huge implications not only for the exchange industry, but the actual cryptocurrencies themselves.
A highlight from 307. China Blizzard Breakup, Ubisoft Walk Of Shame, Amazon Luna Layoffs, Texas A&M Esports, Shroud PCs, Guild Esports Trouble, Allied Out Of Ideas
"Today by my friends in co host, the honorable judge Jimmy burrata, Jeff the juice Cohen. For those of you who are new here, welcome what we do is we cover the most pressing gaming and eSports topics news of the week. But we look at all of it through a business and C suite lens. We dissect, we analyze the business implications of everything happening in this industry. And best of all, on this live stream, we get to do it live with you guys. You get to get in our faces, challenge us, ask questions, disagree with us. We welcome it. We encourage it. We know so many of you listen to this after the fact or watch this after the fact. But would love for anyone who's here live to participate. It makes it so much more fun. How are you guys doing this week? Well, we can't start with Lindsay because she's not here. Hopefully she's feeling better after her knee surgery, but you know, this is always one of my favorite episodes. The day before, Thanksgiving. Episode historically, we've done the live stream at night before we switch the topic. So we'd all drink some alcohol while we did it, we should always make the takes even spicier, but today just coffee. 'cause it's still the afternoon. But yeah, I'm excited, excited to do it. Nothing, nothing really stops you, Jeff from drinking alcohol at our new time. Just social norms. We don't know what's in Jimmy's tumblr at this point. No, it is, thanks, it is the Thanksgiving show, which is fun. I don't know if we have Thanksgiving related topics. I was hoping for some. I was looking for some. I will say, though, that we did have a very fun guest on the podcast this week. So for you guys to look forward to. We had Scott Cole, who's in eSports broadcaster, so did or has done continues to do a lot of NBA two K broadcasting work, and the FIFA broadcasting work. And so has and also came from the sports broadcasting world. And work for many brands. So it has like the brand angle, the broadcasting angle. I thought it was really interesting. Great show. And I encourage everyone to tune into that when it drops. Probably this weekend. We'll give people a day or two off for Thanksgiving and we'll drop the show on the weekend. Christian says Thanksgiving idea who can eat turkey leg the quickest. I think I probably would win. I don't know. Turkey leg? I don't know. I've seen jeffy chicken wings, so. If you give me some of that sauce, whatever it's ranch dressing. I'll eat that turkey right up. Next year we will definitely do turkey during the show. I mean, there's no Thanksgiving where I am also. So that's the awkward part. And there was none when I was in Canada. So that says, hey yo, we're up in here. And Chris says, nah, how about who pours a drink the earliest? Salute gents. There you go. If Christopher, Laporte himself, crystal coins himself says it's okay, Jeff, you can start pouring it. Chris lives in Vegas and owns a weed dealership. he's not the first person to give us the social norms. I love you, Chris. That place is sin city, man. We can't count on him for any of our any of our social advice. We do love with, of course. All right, let's jump into some news. We have lots to cover this week. I want to say it's a little bit of a bad news episode. I hate to like, I hate to start kick things off like that. But maybe there's some silver linings here. So let's kick it off with China. I have a couple of stories out of China. And the first one is World of Warcraft to go offline in China as Activision Blizzard and NetEase and 14 year deal. I think we sort of touched on this rumor last week. Now it's official basically. So this deal which was struck in 2008 is going to expire in January of next year. Net eases shares actually plunged 9% on this news. So this is about a week ago. So this is the last Thursday. What it means is Chinese gamers will no longer be able to play things like World of Warcraft, hearthstone, Overwatch, et cetera. So they will not have access at all to these games with this deal coming to an end. Now, in a statement that is interesting because of this, we had not seen last week. In a statement that E CEO met E CEO said, blizzard and NetEase had material differences on key terms. Which is very vague. But maybe interesting. And they said, we're honored to have had the privilege of serving our gamers over the past 14 years. And I've shared many precious moments with them, blah, blah, blah. We will continue to serve our players. That kind of thing. But material differences on key terms in their deal negotiations. Guys, I'm curious what you make of this. There was a second story which basically said the same thing, but this was all over the place. And this one at least took the gamer angle. Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China. Does this not feel a bit lose lose here? I mean, Jeff, it definitely does. I mean, clearly I think in this case netty seems to lose more just given they have a much bigger rev share of that.
Mandating Vaccines Shouldn't Be a Restaurant Worker's Job
"So a lot of places across the us have faced pushback. Just for requiring masks indoors but a full on vaccine mandate feels even more controversial. Why are these these taking the step. So city leaders and experts are hoping that requiring proof of vaccination to enter restaurants gyms an indoor places will just encourage people to get vaccinated and ultimately stopped the spread of cove in nineteen other countries that have instituted similar requirements for showing vaccination indoors have seen vaccination rates. Go up this happened. In france this happened in italy and even though there was pushed back to these policies a lot of people just found it more convenient to actually get the shot and which city was the first to make this move to impose these requirements. New york city was the first city in the us to make an announcement that they were going to do. Something like this is a miraculous place for literally full of wonders. And if you're vaccinated all that's going to open up to you you'll have the key you can open the door but if you're unvaccinated unfortunately you will not be able to participate many things. That's the point. We're trying to get across so now in new york you basically need to show you've gotten at least one shot to go to an indoor establishment so at the gym and entertainment venue. It's gonna take a while for people in the city to get used to this. So the policy went into effect on august seventeenth. But there's sort of this weird grace period so the enforcement of the policies not gonna start until the middle of september. But you know it's not just new york now. New orleans has vaccine passport program in san francisco put in place a vaccine passport system that started on august twentieth new orleans enforcement for their system actually began last week. It's also worth noting that not all of the. Us cities that are doing this have the same exact requirements. So san francisco is requiring proof of vaccination meaning that you actually have to show evidence that you got both shots. If you're getting a two dose vaccine while new orleans you just need to show that you got one dose or or negative cova test in order to actually get into one of these than us and you know. We should expect more of these requirements. Potentially pop up los angeles is considering adding a mandate as well on these could also change especially as you know kids become eligible to get vaccinated as well right now. These don't apply for people who can actually get the vaccine.
Elizabeth Holmes, From Blood Test to Facing Prison
"In twenty thirteen. Abc news correspondent. Rebecca jarvis was working on a story about high medical costs and we featured a woman who was spending a lot of money on blood tests and after that story ran. Rebecca got a pitch about a new start-up. Hey there's this blood testing company theranos and they can save your viewers a lot of money. She checked it out but couldn't get anyone to independently verify that these theranos blood tests which only used a finger prick and not a traditional vein. Stick we're actually going to be better and cheaper. It was one of those things where This just it. It doesn't fully lineup. it doesn't live up to what it would take for me to even consider covering it as a solution. So rebecca did news story but other reporters did and then shortly after that pitch elizabeth started showing up in all of these places and was very much a celebrity. Elizabeth was elizabeth homes stanford dropout their nose founder and ceo millionaire superstar and media. Darling elizabeth homes left stanford university at the age of nineteen to build a company. A healthcare pioneer is being compared to visionaries like bill gates and steve jobs this morning elizabeth homes is part of the news. Time one hundred list just out. Homes promised to revolutionize blood testing. She was young rich charismatic and seemingly everywhere whenever there's a quote unquote glass ceiling. There's an iron woman rape behind it but the theranos blood testing devices didn't work like they were supposed to. The company was secretly running patient tests on standard commercial machines even as they doctors patients and the media otherwise there nose founder. Elizabeth homes has now officially been indicted on federal wire. Fraud charges the us turning twenty eighteen. The united states filed criminal charges against her and her former. Ceo and boyfriend sunny belt wani next week three years. After she was first indicted homes goes on trial for conspiracy and fraud. She faces up to twenty years in prison and has pleaded not guilty.