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Is FedNow a Trojan Horse for a CBDC?
"We're going to start with our first topic, which is that FedNow is here. Yes, the long awaited FedNow instant payment system went live on Thursday. The new system, operated by the Federal Reserve, will allow the 35 financial institutions and 16 service providers participating in the initial testing phase to now be able to transfer payments between institutions near instantly. This eliminates the previous wait time of days for clearance of transactions using other Fed systems. One of the key benefits for FedNow is that payments between institutions will now be available around the clock, seven days a week, year round. Now, this project has been in the works since 2019 and seeks to augment existing Fedwire and Fed ACH systems with a faster option. Should the testing period prove successful, the Fed plans to roll out access to FedNow across the entire financial system, onboarding over 9 ,000 banks and credit unions. Fed chair Jerome Powell said in a press release, quote, The Federal Reserve built the FedNow service to help make everyday payments over the coming years faster and more convenient. Over time, as more banks choose to use this new tool, the benefits to individuals and businesses will include enabling a person to immediately receive a paycheck or a company to instantly access funds when an invoice is paid. End quote. Now, FedNow is not the first attempt at a near instant settlement system. In 2017, the Clearing House Payments Company established their privately operated real -time payment system, or RTP. Zelle is one of the best known integrations of this system, allowing for instant payments between institutions. Of course, fintech apps like Venmo and CashApp also offer near instant payments, but these systems typically only offer instant settlement within their own ecosystems, settling across slower financial rails when transferring to outside institutions.
Transparency for the Whales, Privacy for the Plebs
"Story is an opinion piece written last week by Coindesk's Executive Editor of Consensus, Mark Hochstein. It is titled, Transparency for the Whales, Privacy for the Plebs. Depending on your perspective, the week of July 10th to July 14th brought a double dose of black pills for those who held out hope of salvaging cryptocurrency users' privacy or white pills for those seeking greater transparency for a $1 trillion market. First, Arkham Intelligence, an on -chain data analytics provider, opened an Intel bounty marketplace with the express purpose of unmasking the owners of crypto wallets. De -anonymization is destiny, the company declared in a white paper, really a marketing brochure, printed in the same academic -looking font and layout as Satoshi Nakamoto's original proposal for anonymous digital cash. Eventually, everyone's blockchain identity will be linked to their real -world identity. Descriptively and directionally, Arkham may be correct, but its project of accelerating that outcome understandably rubbed privacy advocates the wrong way. The subsequent revelation that Arkham had inadvertently leaked its customers' personal data offered comic relief. Blockchains are one kind of fishbowl. Regulated exchanges are another. The Arkham kerfuffle was followed up by an illuminating report about asset management giant BlackRock's proposed Spot Bitcoin exchange -traded fund, or ETF, from Coindesk's Ian Allison. He learned of an information -sharing agreement between BlackRock's partners, the NASDAQ, which plans to list the ETF shares, and crypto exchange Coinbase. The arrangement would go further than surveillance -sharing agreements in previous Bitcoin ETF applications. Rather than Coinbase just pushing trade data to regulators, to BlackRock, and to the NASDAQ, the latter parties would be able to pool data from the crypto exchange, up to and including personally identifiable information such as the customer's name and address.
Chat w_ Alberto Daniel Hillmp3 - burst 2
"Of your bio from your LinkedIn page. Oh, why do I can talk about myself without reading? I would be better. That would be better. Why don't you tell us a little bit about yourself? I know. Yeah, that's right. Well, guys, I am a computer engineer. I am my name is Alberto, first of all. I want to kill. I am from Uruguay, of America. And I am a computer engineer. I have been working for 20 years into information security in different fields, such as computer forensics, consulting, I have a BMP certification, which is a pressure management professional from the PMA organization, and that allowed me to lead many projects, implementing information security management systems, based on the norm, so I select 27,000, which I am also satisfied, and I am the first hacker in Uruguay that will seem to be, but that's not the main point, the pain point is that I was sent to research and for trying to help others seem to present without being guilty of any crime. And well, I am here with my friend Tony that I met on the address spaces. And well, she invited me to talk in a space with her and I'm very honored to be here today. Thank you. And I want to welcome everyone to this nice space. I see we have Jason, who I met also on Twitter space bunsen and beaker who hosts an incredible portrait of phrases. Make sure you follow. I guess he does a great work and also my good friend Jason, who is an incredible guitarist. He plays beautiful music for me and hi there. So she's just kind of remark the sky as we follow each other. How are you? And hi Mike, how are you, space Mike, and also let's say hi to mister proctor 31 and also to Samantha. Hi, everybody. Welcome to this space. And again, another disclaimer. We are recording this space. I am running an analytics on this space. So if you could go ahead and share this out and invite all your Friends, even if they're not seen on this base, there are people listening to us right now according to the software. I wanted to talk a little bit about some of the things that you experienced. But what made you decide to reach out? I mean, you know, they say that no good deal unpunished. Alberto, I wonder, can we talk a little bit about that? Well, maybe you decide to reach out and to help your country. Wait, do you mean after or before being arrested? Before being arrested, I mean, did you thought that you would get arrested for doing this? Absolutely not. It was something that never crossed my mind. It was something that for me, it was impossible that would never happen. I mean, if you ask anyone from my school, when I was a child, when I was in university, I was probably the most introverted person in the class, the person that if you have told anyone of my act Friends from college, who will be impression, if you have to do one person in the future, I would probably leave it the last in the list to be considered, no, never across my mind. And as I work in cybersecurity, one of the key things that we do is finding some problems in systems, you may find them in the place where you work and you are paid for finding them. I mean, that's part of your issue. Or actually, when you go to your house and you tell your computer, you can also find security problems in systems that are not under your control. And yeah, I did find a lot of problems in many systems. And all the time, I reported them in order to help those people that both the companies that are involved and the people whose information is started in those systems that are being vulnerable without wanting anything in return. I mean, there are no problems here in Europe. So you do it just to help you then get I mean, you don't get to eat sometimes I think in return, but I consider that that's the thing to do because otherwise somebody with bad intentions will probably find the same problem you found. And they will be affecting the private information of a lot of people, which I really like because privacy for me is something patients and I respect other people's privacy and I want my what I don't want to I don't want to be invaded by policy and my life is quite public right now, but I really think the priorities should be really respected. But I have reported for years not to accompanies to what I find the best, but to assert of my country, the search is agency of the development that handles all the security things that are linked to the government and to critical systems or importance systems such as America providers, for example, or financial financial institutions. And well, I have done it for years. And I never had any problem. Until I found a very important security issue in America provider that was the provider of my ex-girlfriend where she wanted to set an appointment in the system and she gave me a computer to do that. And well, before she gave me her username and password, I was already in the system with the privilege of administrator being able to see absolutely everything everything out there, the provider with the username admin and the password admin, which is something that is hard to relieve, but it was true. So I immediately reported that to the serve. And then I forgot about it because you had to report it and you don't need to get any update or you have to know how the incident is being handled and solved. That's not part of the
Why is Fortnite banned from Apple?
"More rumblings in the battle between games an apple over fortnight and the app store the ceo and founder of epic games said recently on twitter that fortnight will continue to be blacklisted. From apple's app store a tim sweeney. Who is the founder and ceo of the company Shared some of this information through his twitter account. According to him for night will continue to be barred from the app store until the conclusion of the appeals process in the company's lawsuit against apple according to emails that sweeney released through twitter apple has said that epic games committed a breach-of-contract and trust when it implemented an option for app related purchases outside of apple system if you recall A lot of this started because fortnight epa games rather the creators. A fortnight added a system within the game so that folks could buy v box. Which is the in game currency and they could do it within the game without having to use the app store. Obviously that upset apple apple ban them from the app store ended up removing them completely. Epic followed up with a lawsuit and this is where we are According to an email that sweeney released from who what appears to be an apple representative it says quote apple as exercises discretion not to reinstate epochs developer program account at this time and quote representatives from apple declined to comment now earlier. This month. we had a big Moment in the case where federal judge said apple must let developers use payment options that funnel consumers out of the tech giant's app store which would then bypass apples thirty percent commission on a lot of transactions. Epic has appealed the ruling though because the district judge in the case rejected the company's allegations that apple random monopoly. So what is this gonna eventually mean for. Users will no more obviously wants. This appeals process shakes out as far how apt transactions. At purchases will go. We could see a lot of things like a link within an app. That takes you to maybe a safari page or some of the browser. And then you can pay there as well. That doesn't mean that apps are users couldn't still use the option to go through the app store to make their purchases but it might change a little bit How that process works. It could also mean to as an incentive for people to click that link they may be paying
Microsoft unveils four Surface computers and a new folding phone
"Big surface event panos pumped mega pumped screens folding cameras. Improved walk straight yet. So there was eight devices into an update to the so basically the context of this is mike. Smith has a bunch of new surface devices for windows eleven so they will drop in on october fifth and they also have an android successor for the surfaced u as a substitute so got surfaced. Pyrite which. I think. I wrote before they still announced but this is the kind of one. We've been waiting for years. Kind of minas ov- redesign but some Screen changes and internal changes. Fundable this stuff. So that was kind of expected and then really minor change. The surface pro acts as a wifi modal. That was kind of like okay. Cool that's happening. Then the surface go free again. Might changes Prices up upgrades this stuff. So yeah k- cool. We kind of expected that. As well. And i guess the surprise Surprise we were expecting a new surface book. But it's the surface laptop studio so replace but team that sort of name and like the way they did it but basically it's a complete redesign at the surface book. So gone is the detachable display. Which i guess i didn't like pessina and a faint everyone Questioned is it full. I don't think the surfaced laptops g necessarily has a good answer to who is it for either but the the actual design is essentially if you remember the odor acer laptops with the the screen folds for almost pulls food or hatred. Folio they post on. It is kind of that design. So it's not really like the unique design that you would expect from the surface of us. That's kind of like myself really focused. Previous who has been very unique hinges and stuff is like a kind of unique hinge in that sense for the overall designers. Yeah it's like one of those crazy eight laptops that we saw many years ago just looks a lot better and more refined
Apple Won’t Let Fortnite Back on iOS Until the Epic v. Apple Verdict Is Final
"News around the app store and fortnight epic asked to get fortnight back into the app store and apple said no that is basically the news going ahead deeper cult amac's as epic asked to get fortnight back into the app store and apple said hell no quoting the cult. Tim sweeney founder. And ceo of epic games revealed apple's decision on twitter. He included an email from mark a perry a lawyer representing apple with the specific reasons. Hey remember that time epoch. Straight up broke apples rules and launched an all out. pr blitz against apple and the app store. Yes seems that rubbed apple the wrong way quoting the report again. Perry points out. That epic committed an intentional breach of contract and breach of trust like concealing code from apple and making related misrepresentations and omissions. He's referring to epic secretly adding a direct payment system for in that purchases deport night. Which at new was against apple's rules. This caused apple to kick the developer out of the app store. In twenty twenty calling such actions duplicitous peres response to epoch said apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate epochs developer program account at this time. Furthermore apple will not consider any further request for reinstatement until the district. Court's judgement becomes final and non-appealable
Should You Wear Headphones or Not?
"One of my clients reached out to me and they said, is it absolutely necessary, she said, for me to wear my headphones? Why do I need to wear my headphones? I don't want to wear headphones. They don't look very good. They look clunky and there is two main reasons why it's a non negotiable that you wear headphones or earbuds at a minimum earbuds or air buds or whatever. And there's two reasons in the first main reason is that your guests sound quality or your co hosts sound or even your computers sound. Like if your computer makes a sound and it comes out of your speakers, whether it's your guest, your co host or just a notification. That sound can actually go into the microphone, which will result in poor audio quality. A bad recording. You'll get feedback, you'll get loops. You'll get echoing. And you'll just get unwanted sounds. That's the first main reason, especially if you have a co host or if you're having guests on your show. Yes, you have to wear headphones. You've got to get the sound directly to your ears so that their sound doesn't come out of your speakers and back into your microphone echoing back to them. The second reason why it's important to have headphones or earbuds is that you're not going to be able to hear what you sound like on the
Interview With Daniel Kornev Chief Product Officer at DeepPavlov
"Daniel gornja. Welcome to the voice. Podcast much brackets and big for me to turn today today. It's my pleasure to have you. This is a long time in the making. We've been i guess chatting on slack for maybe year and a half something. Yeah i think so. I started to read your westport. Insider was fascinated by opportunity to look into your think to on hand Why not took. Yeah that that's that's how it happened. Well the is really perfect. Because we're going to talk about a few things today. Obviously d. Pavlov is a project i've been interested in for at least a year. I don't remember when i first came across it but it might have been might have been. You introduced it to me. Or maybe shortly before that i found out about it but definitely answered that project and then obviously you've been involved recently with the elec surprise social competition. We've had another conversation about that about this. What a perfect time to go a little deeper on that because it is a different way to build bots and so really looking forward to this conversation today. But i'll let you get started. So why don't you tee it up for the The audience right now first and let them know what d- pavlov is before we get deep sure depot is like lab at moscow's physics and technology. That is focused on conversational And neural efforts Officially cool to neural networks in Terrain but Wednesday were standard like full. Five years. ago it's also got to down moniker Because follow fossil famous russian scientists who discover it reflects us in all those things that encouraged scientists researchers to understand how human brace books and we still have a lot of things that we have to uncover. But that's was formed as the name.
Google Develop AI for Detecting Abnormal Chest X-Rays Using Deep Learning
"On friday we talked about a nature publication by google. Ai scientists that showed how a deep learning system could detect abnormal chest xrays rays with an accuracy. Rivaling that of professional radiologists. The system only detects whether a chess scan is normal or not and is not trained to detect specific conditions. The goal here is to increase productivity and efficiency of radiologists clinical process. Let's examine some a i x ray. Science first of all how to rays work xrays are a type of radiation energy. Wave that can go through. Relatively thick objects without being absorbed or scattered very much. X rays have shorter wavelengths than visible light which makes them invisible to the human eye for medical applications of vacuum x. Ray tube accelerates electrons to collide with a metal and owed and creates rays these rays are then directed towards the intended target like a broken arm for example and then picked up by digital detectors called image plates on the other side differ body tissues absorb x rays differently so the high amount of calcium in bones for example makes them especially efficient at x ray. Absorption and this highly visible on the image detector soft tissues like lungs are slightly lighter but also visible making x ray and efficient method to diagnose pneumonia or pleural a fusion Which is fluid in the lungs. For example according to this latest nature publication approximately eight hundred and thirty seven million chest. Xrays are obtained yearly worldwide. That is a lot of pictures for radiologists to look at and can lead to longer wait times and diagnosis delays. And of course. This is why there's interest in developing ai. Tools to streamline the process many algorithms have already been developed but are rather aimed at detecting specific problems on an x ray. The google ai. Scientists however developed a deep learning system capable of sorting chest xrays into either normal or abnormal data intending. To lighten the case load on radiologists
Xiaomi Unveils Its Own Smart Glasses
"Xiaomi plans to launch their own smart glasses challenge facebook's ray band stories powered by a quad core arm processor and running android. The device will take photos with a five megapixel camera and also display notifications messages provide navigation translate texts in real time and even make calls with the wearables built in mike and speakers. All this is expected to weigh fifty one grams slightly heavier than facebook's mark losses and no price or release date has been
Ikea Introduces a New Line of Furniture and Gear for Gamers
"I pardon with a sous to bring out a collection of gaming oriented furniture and and in october it will launch for the rest of the world some of the items in the so-called gaming range our existing key items like peg boards but there are few gaming specific items including gaming chairs ranging from sixty nine dollars to three hundred and forty nine dollars gaining death for around five hundred ninety nine dollars as well as a cpu stand with wheels. There are also smaller. Accessories like a headsets. Dan mouse bungee cord mug holder. Ring lights and mouse pads so they definitely kind of went all out with this There The piece the pieces come in black with red accents which i love echoing. Ac's rog gaming lineup. But you can also get some of them in white. There are about thirty gaming products across six product family.
Apple Facing M1 MacBook Cracked Screen Class-Action Lawsuit
"Have you suffered from a cracked screen on your m one mac folk cold the law offices of mcguachie. Oh and hristo actually. Don't call their offices but do know that they're leading a class action lawsuit over the issue. Apple insider says the suit follows an investigation by the law firm and to easily cracked macbook screens that accuses apple violating various warranty consumer protection and false advertising laws. According to the complaint. These problems often develop while the class. Laptops are closed. Many class laptop owners have reported that they first observed cracking and or display malfunction when opening their devices from close position others reported their screens cracked as they adjusted the screens viewing angle in an ordinary manner. The reasonable consumer would not expect such activity to damage their device. Let alone caused an obscured display and or screen. Crack that impairs the functionality. Oh no the gun. Get sued apple insider says the lawsuit which demands a jury. Trial seeks a declaration that the mac book screens are defective. Various damages to the plaintiffs in class and attorney's fees and costs among other prayers for relief.
Brad Smith Promoted at SiriusXM
"Simple costs founder and ceo brand smith has been promoted is now head of podcast products for sirius. Xm simple cost was acquired by sirius. Xm last year they also own pandora stitcher and adds ways smith will be responsible for podcast strategy across platforms for creators and listeners. His boss sirius. Xm's ceo jennifer wits. Said on monday that the company plans a broader set of podcasts available for pandora listeners and will continue to publish across multiple platforms though also suggested some opportunities for exclusivity
Megan Tan: Walking Away From a Successful Podcast
"Back in two thousand fifteen megatonne picked up a microphone and she launched a podcast a career. Really megan had never produced an audio story before but that didn't matter she had a story. She felt compelled to tell a memoir recorded as it happened. You're listening to millennial a podcast series about something that no one ever teaches you how to maneuver your twenties captured in real recently. I'm millennial. I graduated from college without a plan. Then i came home but things had changed. Megan stories were honest and intimate listeners. Loved millennial did podcast reviewers. The show took off. I made my first crucial decision as a postgraduate millennial and decided to move on with my boyfriend eventually though millennial wore her down since millennial was about megan the mike she picked up was always pointed at her. Everything in her life was fodder for the program. Her relationship with her parents. Her boyfriend work friends taxes. She felt like she couldn't put the mic down until she did. Megan closed up shop about two and a half years and forty seven episodes later. She had to. She couldn't take it any longer. I interviewed megan about that decision in two thousand eighteen. So here's this thing that you built with a lot of your own sweat and you become part of radio topi a- at the best month you have your four hundred thousand downloads and you walk away Do you know how many people out there who are making their own podcast. Right now would die for that. I wonder if they would though like when the thing that you love is grinding you into the ground mentally emotionally.
Everyone Will Be Able to Clone Their Voice in the Future
"World today often feels like it's full of digital voices with a assistant siri amazon alexa and google reading your messages announcing the weather in answering trivia. Here's what i found on the web but if you think things are chatting now just you wait. The voices of these a assistant used to be based unreal recordings. Voice actor spent hours talking in a studio and these clips would-be cut up and rearranged to create synthetic speech but increasingly. These voices are being created using artificial intelligence. This means we can not only create more realistic computer. Voices clone the voices of real people much more quickly creating endless artificial speech at the touch of a button for example it was surprisingly easy to make a synthetic version of my own voice. In case you missed that. That was not me talking. That was all made digitally by typing into a computer. So why would some want to do this. Besides the obvious novelty of it. You might have guessed a reason to make some money. I listen to this was going on. Kevin hart here. I wanna talk to you about why. We have to have mac and cheese every night. Think about it. That's why. I recommend thousands of new shows and this is a promo from baritone one accompany. That's working on an ai product to create synthetic voices and make them something. The media industry wants to us. So we've created a platform. Ai which at the end of the day turns unstructured data into structured data. That's shaun king executive vice president. Ed veritas one. So if you're thinking about audio thinking about video things that are typically unstructured and we make that searchable discoverable author a host of different a cognitive engines that are there from transcription beaker detection speaker separation. And then we provide those tools to you know many different industries that are eating
Fire TV 4-Series Announced
"And today I want to tell you about another new product in the new line of TVs that Amazon has put out. If you listened yesterday to the flash briefing, you know that I talked about the fire TV Omni series, which has hands free voice control. Meaning you actually don't even need a remote. You just talk to the TV. The difference is, of course, with those TVs that require remote. And that is where the Amazon fire TV four series comes in. So what is this? It is a four K ultra high def resolution TV. It's got support for HDR ten and HLG. So that's got great picture quality. And it includes a 43 inch, a 50 inch and a 55 inch model size in that lineup. Of course, it's got a lot of the same Lexi features that you have come to expect. But the difference between the fire TV four series and the fire TV Omni series, again, is that the fire TV four requires the remote, which you can speak to and control XE. And of course, it comes with that. Whereas the Omni one does not even require the remote. You just simply speak to the TV. Now, again, as I mentioned, I am an affiliate for Amazon, and if you choose to use my link then, thank you so much. If you want to check out these TVs, the fire TV four series, you just go to voice in Canada dot CA slash fire TV four. The number four, fire TV four. If you want to check out the Omni series, you go to voice in Canada, dot CA slash fire TV Omni. And that will take you to those TVs. Now, the other thing I just want to mention briefly is the pricing of these. Yesterday I talked about the Omni pricing. But the fire TV four series pricing, the 43 inch is $470. The 50 inch is normally 600, but there is an introductory price right now, which is reflected if you're checking out, which is 460 or 23% off. And then the 55 inch TV is 660. The other thing I forgot to mention is with regards to the fire TV Omni series, the 50 inch also has an introductory sale price. And so normally that one is 650, but the introductory price is 510 or 23% off again reflected at
Is a Wrap for ESL Pro League 14
"Minute. ESL pro league season 14 wrapped up over the weekend as we saw Navi in heroic go head to head shot for a shot in the semifinals to vitality in their semifinal match up against OG easily took their grand final spot. So it all comes down to naive versus vitality and would be a great matchup simple versus zebu. This grand final goes all 5 games down to the wire as game 5 on mirage ended 16 of 14 in a favor of the winner and ESL grand champion in Avi. They take $175,000 home as well as a spot in the blast premiere world final with 2800 blast points. No time for these teams to rest though as blasphemy or fall group stage will get underway in just three days as this latter half of the year kicks into high gear for CS
Are Amazon's Algorithm Bosses Coming to Your Workplace Next?
"You think your boss is watching you at work. Monitoring your every move well if your manager is a series of cameras sensors and algorithms. Then you're not wrong. And that may also mean you work at an amazon fulfillment center. The company known for the detailed tracking of packages and user. Information is also tracking the movements of workers at its warehouses looking to precisely measure efficiency and increase productivity wall street. Journal's tech columnist christopher mims calls this bazo schism named after amazon founder jeff bezos. He's got an upcoming book about it called arriving today from factory to front door why everything is changed about how and what we buy any joins me now. Hi christopher hay zoey. Thanks for having me so christopher you coined the term bazo schism. What exactly does that mean so. Basis ism is the combination of sensors and software to measure. How well somebody is doing their job. And then use software which has of course logic or an algorithm in it which was defined by an engineer. Somewhere to then tell that worker okay. You're doing a good job or you're not doing a good job or you need to be doing this differently. And so bazo. Schism or management by algorithm or management by software. At the end of the day it is just about creating a set of rules and then handing it to a machine to enforce those roles so the person's boss is
Apple Watch Executive Takes Over Secretive Car Project
"Apples always pushing the edge. And i thought apple kind of watched walked away from from cars but the apple watch executive is taking over secretive car project now. Just two days before hideaway. Doug field ahead of apple secretive car project that tech china's tap apple watch exact former adobe. Co kevin lynch to take his place so in the latest changing of the guard for the project known as project titan which is rotated leaders about as much as reporting shifted focused They replace individual so he's been working on this since july when he was brought in to help develop the vehicle software. He's been with apple since two thousand thirteen. Curiously bloomberg rights at lynch still reports to apple's cheap chief operating officer jeff williams and not to john daria the company's head of ai. So we'll keep a watch on what's apple doing anything apple build some apple bands will
WePlay Esports Enters Rocket League
"Minute. Some big moves and big things happening in the rocket league scene as tournament organizer we play eSports is making their big splash in the rocket powered soccer car circuit. The we play E sports invitational run from September 16th to the 19th and feature a prize pool of a $100,000 with teams like the general NRG space station gaming and G two eSports among others to compete in total 16 teams will take part in the double elimination turn with the best of 7 format to be the standard. All games will be streamed from we play eSports arena Kyiv out of Ukraine, and on their own Twitch channel. Previously we saw we play host events in other eSports scenes ranging from League of Legends and CS go to dota two and fighting game
ESL Pro League Round 12, Season 14 Highlights
"Let's begin with counter strike this afternoon as the ESL pro league started their round of 12 in their season 14 playoffs. First match of the day was a three game series between mouse sports and ninjas and pajamas, where nip took the majority of games and as a result, they'll face OG in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile complexity tries to take a series against vitality but fall short in their three game series as well, vitality to take on gambit in their quarterfinals. Two teams is still await their opponents from emerging around a 12th between heroic and Navi, the matches to decide those matchups take place tomorrow, starting at 9 a.m. central
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.
You Can't Handle the (Scientific) Truth!
"I am in the very fortunate position of being able to set the scene for tonight's debate and that's actually very easy. Because the scientific truth is forty-two diet nari according to date thought a supercomputer in douglas adams's hitchhikers guide to the galaxy that spent seven and a half million years competing the answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything the answer to that question and therefore the ultimate scientific truth is forty two so i mean i think we don russ semi point obvious. Is that often. The truth is not very helpful tight. The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. That's mathematical constant. It's a scientific truth. And when it's expressed in decimal form it has an infinite number of decimal places but but the question is actually how are an infinite number of decimal places useful to us an approximation of twenty two seven three point. One pfoa is what we can actually use in practice. We don't need a want the truth. We want something we can apply to achieve what we need to solve problems to build things to ensure the well being of our children so tonight ice with my esteemed colleagues greta and jack we will convince you that the scientific truth is not helpful to humanity particularly now and arguably more than any other time in human history. The truth is not useful for tackling the global challenges that we currently face. Greta will show you how without optimism and hype in our scientific messaging about climate change. People retreat from the truth. They feel disempowered and helpless. Jack will round out argument by showing how the relationship between science and society is changing