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Seattle police Chief Carmen Best says City Council’s budget cuts, lack of respect for SPD drove her retirement decision
"Best confirmed today She is retiring and blames it on the City Council's decision to cut back the SPD budget lay off more than 100 officers. Deputy chief Adrian Diaz will serve as the interim chief of police starting early next month. I'm
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best formally announces decision to retire
"Chief Carmen Best, who was announcing that she is stepping down here is the Outgoing chief of police in Seattle this weekend. I don't think it's any surprise, but I inform major again of my intent to retire from the Seattle Police Department, effective September 2nd, 2020. For me Personally, This was a decision I wrestled with But it was time I will always be a priest. Who I am. Ultimately, as I learned from a former boss. When you know it's time to go. Serving this department and this community for almost three. I honestly say I have There are things I detaining. Yes, but being a Seattle police officer and having the opportunity to be the police chief. It was a dream of a lifetime. I want to thank Mayor Durkin sincerely thank her for her support. I will continue to do all I can over the next three weeks to set this department out for a smooth transition. I love this department. I love this city, and I will always love being a Seattle Police department officer. To the men and the women of the Seattle Police Department sworn and civilian. You will always have my respect. You will always be in my heart. You are without a doubt the best police department in the country. What is important is you have remained committed to being the best to continuously improving and innovating. I know that times are hard right now. I also know that when people get to meet you and to know you, they see what amazing people you truly are. The vast majority of the people in the city support you. You are essential to our community Safety and I thank you for all that you do. Thank you for showing up every day committed to public safety day in and day out. You spend time away from your families and loved ones to serve our community. Even during this cove in 19 pandemic, your commitment to our community and our profession has been absolutely unmatched. I am grateful and humbled to have had the opportunity to service your chief. I know this department and the city is well, we'll have a well deserved and well respected SPD command team. We have one of the most diverse, well educated and experienced command teens in the country. Many of them are here right now. I thank you all for stepping up and being willing to serve our organization. Some may think the quality of leadership and the leadership team doesn't matter, but I know better. I know this team will keep the department moving forward as it re envisions public and community safety. And I'm grateful to deputy chief Adrian Dia's agreeing to serve at the interim chief of police. I know he will continue the department's commitment to engage in the community. He knows this department and he knows the city. I have seen firsthand his tireless commitment to the Seattle Police Department and the people, especially the young people of our city. He is more than ready for this challenge. And to the community. Thank you. You helped me get to where I am. I think so Many of you have just been wonderful. And I and I appreciate you just like family. And I will continue Tio. I haven't ask of our community. I am one part of the department. If you support me, you support this department. I know out of this challenge will spring new hope for a better future for all. I trusted everyone. Residents, business owners and elected officials will find a way to work together to put aside personal conflicts, political grandstanding and power plays. Seattle has the best and the brightest If we work together to overcome a challenge is if we listen to one another, not just those we agree with, by the way if we value experience Equally to passion. I know we can create solutions that will carry Seattle's through this decade and into the future leading the way for the entire country. And now I'm going to scare a me cause I'm going off script and you and just say and just say first, I want to thank my family who supported me. All the way all the time. To the pastors who are here. Thank you. You have been wonderful. Your support has been amazing Pastor answer. If you don't remember him. He's the one who said cheap best is the best lover. I was I was cracking up. That was that was very funny. Revelled in I really cannot even find words to thank you for your continued support. You have been just wonderful. I feel like we're not gonna be able to express The depth. You cry. I'm gonna cry so I can't even look at you at a depth of my appreciation. Your heart is gold, and I just thank you so very much. I also want to thank Tricia who is my executive assistant who has helped me through everything She knows more about me than my husband knows that all the credit cards the bank account. She knows everything. She has been amazing and wonderful. And to all of the other department heads who are here. You people have been absolutely the best. I've talked to each and every one of you on different occasions. They sent me emails and letters and been so supportive. I didn't even expect to see you here today and I can't tell you how overwhelmed and how grateful I am that you showed up for little old me. It's very, very much appreciated. Andi, I just want to thank everybody. This has been really the job of a lifetime of Tommy. I forgot about you there. One of our community members who came in and he has helped me immensely to learn the culture of our East African communities had a better connect because it was so important and just so many of you I could go on for hours and hours. But I just want to say that I am. I'm sad to leave in some ways, but you know when it's time, it's time I looked forward to having that torch over the Adrian Dia's
Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best Says She Will Retire Amid Protests, City Council Cuts
"It was a dramatic day for policing in Seattle, a City Council vote, cutting the Seattle Police Department's budget this year by 14%. And then that was followed by an even bigger bombshell. Police chief Carmen Best says she is retiring as we hear from comas. Corwin make chief bests announcement of her decision to retire followed closely on the heels of the council vote, which included a 6% cut in her own salary. She does not mention the cuts in her brief email to the department. Instead, she writes, When it's time it's time. Adding quote. I look forward to seeing how this department moves forward through the process of re envisioning public safety. It's a re envisioning. She voiced support for earlier this summer, she told a group of African American clergy participating in a black lives matter March had opened her eyes. The moment standing there watching people will buy with the other side. A black man defense police. But the defund movement plus a legal debate over police, use of tear gas and other crowd control measures seem to have taken their toll on Seattle's first African American woman to serve as chief. Mayor Jenny Durkan Notes in a statement. Best lead the way on community policing and diversity hiring jerkin has asked Deputy chief Adrian Diaz to serve as acting chief. Korwin Hey, HQ co Moh
'Better America': Biden's Campaign Launches New National Ad
"In one thousand, nine, sixty, four Lyndon Johnson ran a now iconic campaign ad against Barry Goldwater where a little girl counts daisy pedals until her counting becomes the countdown to nuclear explosion idea being present goldwater has become elected and started a nuclear war because he's a madman. said. It. there. Is, are, the stakes. You'll make a world in which all of God's children can live. Aren't to go into the dark room, we must either love each other. Or we must die. Vote for President Johnson on November third, the stakes are too high for you to stay home. The stakes are that you're adorable daughter gets nuked. Now. Even though we're not living through a nuclear winter, we are living through a version of disaster. I mean a a national disaster resulting in thousands and thousands of deaths day after day after day and a new Joe Biden goes against the grain in many ways the opposite of the grand life and death scale the daisy at. The new the biden relates what a bummer. This current disastrous doesn't focus deaths, evictions, closed schools. It says, this virus is ruining the little things like seeing your grandkids. have been gifted with two beautiful grandchildren. We try to see them as often as possible and it's been six months. And it's way too long. And while I don't blame Donald Trump for the virus, I blame him for his lack of action and because of that, we're sitting here zooming or facetime ing with our grandchildren instead of hugging and kissing them. And that's hard. Joe Biden knows every moment is precious I trust you Biden to get this virus under control? I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message. Seems like a really real smart relatable ad for a portion of the population that Joe Biden is trying to focus on. This is for all the people who were sold on idea that there was some normal around the Ben. During the trump years because there is no normal during trump that was false join me. Now for more on the different approaches, the two campaigns are taking is Adrian Shropshire. She's a veteran democratic strategist and executive director of black pack had a lot of experience in politics community organizing and ads as well and I just I was so struck by this ad agent because it's so understood in. So many ways given how terrible things are and given the kind of micro targeted median voter. He's trying to reach you know elderly couple or senior citizen couple in Florida. Yeah I mean the reality is that. Voters understand where we are. They understand the crisis that we're in. They do not. WanNa see campaign after campaign ad reminding them of our national. Right. I've said he focused move after folks. And what? The message that voters say that they want to hear is one of national unity. They WanNa hear message about a path forward how this mess is going to get fixed and I think the brilliant thing about that ad is that. while. It appears to be targeted at one segment of the electorate. The reality is that that is all of us, right? That is my entire family every Sunday night sitting zoom call, right so it is it is. There is a moment where the multipronged crisis that are facing the country are literally touching every single one of us and what's brilliant about the ad is that. You know it's it leads toward that unifying message right? It is it in every message quite frankly every ad I would hope to see that comes out of the campaign on is a way to unify to tell a message to tell a story that connects people about the moment that we're in. It's really if you think about it in this in this way having a national unity being a campaign strategy all by itself.
Los Angeles to cut water and power to homes hosting large parties
"Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city will start off water and power to homes that host large parties. NPR's Adrian Flurry Toe says the parties violate help orders aimed at stopping the pandemic? Nor city said, he made the decision following numerous reports of large house parties including one earlier. This week that had about two hundred people in attendance and ended in a deadly shooting, much of La remains shut down amid a spike in covid nineteen cases that includes bars and nightclubs. But Garcetti said House parties or becoming nightclubs in the hills, the consequences of these large parties ripple far beyond just those parties, they ripple throughout our entire community because the virus can quickly and easily spread. Beginning Friday officials will be authorized to shut off water and. And power to homes found to have repeatedly violated the order. AGAINST PARTIES ALTHOUGH LA. Has Banned parties of any size. The mayor said, the city will only target homes that have hosted large ones injury and flooding the NPR
Reflections with Wye Oak
"Welcome back to the noise podcast on host Adrian Spinelli coming to you from San Francisco California. We've been working on having the Band Wye Oak, join US different I studios this past march earn episode talking about some of the most memorable music they released over the past decade plus. But then the pandemic it towards got cancelled world fell apart you know the story goes. But. Now a few months later pleased to say that we've got JEN wosner, Andy Stack, Wyatt, joining US remotely. Of course, for the first installment. In the series, we're calling reflections. On reflections, artists will take us through musical points on timelines of their careers, listen to the songs and then talk about everything from production process songwriting anecdotes, emotions they were experiencing at the time writes stories you've never heard and a lot more. The past fifteen years why okay have been incredibly rewarding band across their sixth studio albums and more. While originally from Baltimore both Shannon Andy. North Carolina and they each have solo projects out as well. Flock of dimes Jen enjoy Arrow for Andy. It recorded had been a part of live ensemble bans on their lot. Of. Negro so Vanessa L. Lamb chop a co-produced suckers lunch the latest album from Oakland's madeline. Kenny, and there's a new OK. P called new horizon you the Brooklyn Youth Chorus Out July thirty first on merge records. We'll talking about that album and everything that came before. It's because it's been a winding road to get twenty twenty for why oak and we'll be circling that path throughout this episode. Reflections on the northbound. PODCAST. With. Okay, we're on the line with JEN wosner and Andy Stack of y Oke Jen's coming from your derm. Now is our in North Carolina where you're at. Yeah, close enough. I don't want to tell anyone any closer to be honest with you. Andy is in Delaware right now hanging on the beach Ojai I'm in Delaware yes. This is a series where were calling reflections. Hopefully, it's that the first of many installments into the series and we're going to go through some songs y okay. Songs through the years and I'm excited. Talk you guys. Welcome. Welcome to the northbound podcast. Thanks for having us. Thank you. As far as the reflections knows my thought of the name I just had the Diana Ross and the Supreme Song like China. A song playing in my head. I could somehow Ford the clearance to play that song on the podcast. It would. Right now sounds like you get you get a theme song already you're good to go. I. Know Right. If you WANNA hire us to do sound like that would be fine to why oh, covering reflections by Diana Ross and the supremes the sound alike, no one needs and nobody asked for. who well so let's let's talk a little bit here. You guys have definitely speaking of you guys have not settled at all you guys have been super busy the last three or four months here, and there's been there's been a lot of Wye Oak music coming out, we're going to play a couple of those songs. Are you both originally from Baltimore Yeah, we're both from Baltimore. We grew up about fifteen minutes away from one another and. Actually get this out of the way in the no horizon EP is out on July thirty first on merge records Y. Okay. IS A. Is a core merge band if you will you guys have been with merge since. Two thousand nine correct maybe even sooner. I think two, thousand, seven. Yeah. First record came out in two, thousand, two, thousand, six, hundred, thousand, seven I can't remember a long time ago.
Mexico's school year to begin with instruction on television
"And and kids kids will will participate participate in in classes classes via via a a nationwide nationwide homeschooling homeschooling TV TV network. network. Mexican Mexican President President Andres Andres Manuel Manuel Lopez Lopez Obrador Obrador noted that while kids might not catch the virus, they can transmit it to parents and grand parents at home. Mexico's major TV networks agreed to provide the service Adrian barred. CBS NEWS Mexico City correspondent Paula Reed's got the
Regis Philbin embodied the fading art of being a 'master communicator'
"Relatives reporting Regis Philbin died Friday of natural causes. At age 88. A. B C's Adrian Banker details the tributes pouring in. He was a television original, a talk show icon for six decades. The accolades came in from all corners, Jimmy Kimmel tweeting. He leaves behind a beautiful family and a TV legacy that will likely go unmatched. And from Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. He was the ultimate class act. He left the world a better place.
Ghost of Tsushima: Creative Director Interview (with Spoilers)
"Have a very special guests with us this week that we're both very excited to talk with Jason. Connell from sucker punch. Thank you so much for joining US A. Awesome ear. Very happy to have you of course to go super in depth on Kgo Suma, so for those who are watching end jumping in. Be warned there will be some spoiler fil talking here if you haven't played through the game if you haven't. Checked out everything you want to in the game beforehand. Please do that first and then come back. There's a lot to dive into. We're going to be jumping into as much as we can. Of course if you want spoiler free impressions. We did record episode that a little earlier. Even can go check that out, but. There's so much that we can jump into this game I off. Jason I. Just want to say congratulations for recording this on the day. The game is starting to roll out on launch. Worldwide is already available in some territories as where speaking so congratulations to you on the team on that It's very exciting for to finally be out there as a fan of it and I'm sure it must be exciting for the team. Yes, it's a super exciting to have it out. There cited everybody host their photo mode favorites sin. Just enjoy the Games. I feel like an Brian I think this is true for both you and me. We could probably spend the next forty minutes talking exclusively about photo mode. Yeah, no I. Just get into that very quickly. What you've created, my favorite voted in video game history, but also. You might notice you. Create one of the most not-so-subtle advertising tools. That is perfect for this game. Because every time I seen pictures of it I WANNA? Play it again, and I think for a lot of people who were just sort of like on the outside, looking in a video games in general like people who aren't just totally head down on stuff all the time. They're like wait what that's! That's a video game. Where do I play I play it? They're going to get that so Yeah, that's a very very smart. If you guys it's absolutely stunning game. A cool. Photo of his crazy because we were one of the first, you know infamous second son was one of the first. At least I know of modern games that have put like a like a photo mode in in that game. It was just like this cool idea to show off all the cool particles and lighting. That game was a while known for. But it was wasn't crafted as a personality around. It was the cool photo mode, and then over time over the last few years. You have these games that out and Spiderman my favorite of version of this where they like adds the flavor of their game to its photos like tied to the personality of that gain. On, the building tops, doing like little cell fees and Doing it with a phone. That was awesome made it. You need to spiderman so when we were like. Hey, what are we gonNA do for voter mood? To? Whatever the ghost photo mode. One, it's gotta be way better than our first one because. Our, follow up one and two. It's gotta be semantically. You know connected to the game, so we're like. Well motion in Wind I. Haven't we like? Make it less about a static image. You can do that, too, but have be about moving frame that I think is so beautiful about our game kind of spun out from there. I didn't think it was odd that you give the main character, a Selfie, stick and the iphone. His drone that goes along with. Little you know little out of place, but I thought butyl. Oh God you know it's been incredible thing to play around with, and you can do what Brian said. Every time I see more of it. It's one of those things where I've been playing every night. Still in, it's like Oh, no, I need to go jump back in the middle of the day. Because like Oh. That's a great spot I never thought. I could take a photo of I've been a particularly obsessed with going to bamboo strike locations and trying to get all the great photos. I cannot have those spot often. You know like perfectly placed at an edge or something. I sort of wondering. Because obviously this was built more with like the photo mode in mind as you development went on, because it's become so much bigger, what was world creation influenced at all by the photo mode, or were there any aspects of designing this game that were influenced by it because it is more like prevately used feature these days I guess than back when second came out. You know. A little secret you know we. We always knew we'd have a photo modem. We knew that this ambitious version of like I. said a second ago better and more dramatically connected. Owning, really work on it until pretty late, so you know we were so. Dedicated to the stories in crafting the world, so when it came to the beauty of the world. That add add everything that's in the game. I would have to imagine that that had the most iterating over anything, because it's one of the first things you do before you have the whole story articulated and put into the game. Certainly don't have cut scenes. You know it's like you're laying out terrain and at that like how does the island look and then it gets into the direction the feeling Cutting, trees down growing trees, making procedural tools like the world is the by far the most iterative on thing now. There was a point where we're like. This is how we make our game. Look good clearings. Big giant swath of like in forests, you know that you can see for miles. Off using color as like landmarks again, the Golden Forest, or read flower fields, and then, and then a you know, certainly that sort of made its way into some of our features of a photo, but the the world designed stuff. took the lead on on end photo mode. Okay, now that we've created this amazing awesome place. How do we utilize the photo mode in like critical photo that will. Take advantage of how great our team at did at creating a beautiful world. I think one of my favorite things about this game is the sort of balanced that it's constantly striking Between being sort of completely serene, and then the music swells up and swords or out, and they're slashing against each other. How hard was it to sort of get that that tone down because I could see. You know I think in in lesser hands I could be a very kind of dangerous. Push and pull, but I feel like you totally nailed that and I think that that's like some people when they look at an open world game want like nonstop jam-packed activities in in your team made the decision to pull back and let things breath every now and then How did all that come together? Well you know for me. It's the first game that I was certainly a visual director on, and so I I would I you learn something about yourself with everything you create, and for me I personally learned that I don't have a natural tendency to like create incredible. Violence, I just wasn't that was uneven. Favor Games, bloodborne like as absolutely my favorite game. Guide. You're on this show. This is gonNA be worthwhile and. About it anytime. But no, seriously like. That's my favorite game, but. When we were crafting the world would I navigated towards with Joanna. Who's environment our leader? This did this amazing a blog post recently on playstation bar. was the beauty of it was taking taking a moment to breathe in, and then I realized that some of my favorite games that are not. Show the classes certainly embraced the idea of atmosphere in a sense of this and you know I donate Fox's is is resonates. Conversations resonated with him as well so then then the conversation shifted into. Okay well. We definitely have it. We have a summer game. So you know without saying anything else as you say Amer game, you know you're going to be hitting things with a four-foot razor blade so. You know violence is GonNa come so we certainly work on that stuff. allied and we wanted to be great and gritty, and the you know like you really WanNa feel like you have contact when you have contact but the other stuff doesn't come as natural, and you have to actually work on that stuff to balance it out, you really do, and so that means like the idea is about creating Haiku, which was actually named idea You know really. Or believe it was taking a moment to. Allow the beauty to take hold, and not what I think is cool about the ICU that I hope people enjoy about it is is that they're not tied till like progression like you're not. You're not like intrinsically forced to go, do it? You know there's a sense of you have to have the wonder and curiosity desire to do it. It's not like game telling you go do this to reach next level certainly, a lot of that is tied to corporation auto out to have to consider that, but it is. It is a work philosophy to try to get that balance of that contrast It takes years to get right for sure. I really enjoyed the Haiku sections actually He was like you said. It's sort of provided like this. This relaxing breeder and I did like the you were able to select different things who essentially collate them into one kind of fresh Haiku each time. Yeah I I mean I did every single side quests in every single objective in this game, but I I really enjoyed those wow awesome. The accuser, some of my favorite ones to the cinematography. You know it was at the moment to like. You know certainly we call them breathing. Moments definitely say that studio, but it was kind of a moment. Regis Art Geek out a little bit like the people who do the cameras. Mottaki, they can place it in to get the right motion and you know, and then the writers have an opportunity to like. Give you give you a couple of cool options. Just the beauty kinda comes through which is which in the end has been a very positive thing for the experience. Yeah, the balance that Brian was. Speaking to how you were sort of describing how that all came together? I could imagine. It's a very fine line between making sure it's peaceful and calm in certain areas, but. It's still engaging for the player because you could always run the risk of it. Being something that the player doesn't want to engage with, but as Brian. Saying like finding those high coups feels like this wonderful moment of solace after I have assassinated an entire Cam Mongols. And need to reflect on Jin's life, but also just the world I, it's this really great balanced that a I think as Brian was sort of saying you always get in games, but it feels so refreshing to hear. And it's a huge part of our philosophy. How we treat. Treat the game. Whether it's a Haiku great example, he could probably keep talking about, but you know the music style music how the music comes on not having things like combat while you're doing, shrine climbs or anywhere near them so that we can let those be their own experience, and so are these, are we? Everything wanted these features that are not mainline missions. Our conversation is like about how much combat how much non-combat and what is the purpose and what are the? What's the feeling for its existence like what what is the emotional goal for for these features and these are conversations? We have a lot and sometimes triple times over we try. We don't like it. We try something else. Well and for me, what's really interesting is sort of the place that all of these features and the things you go on, have sort of in the context of sucker punches past work, because it is I've been such a huge fan of both cooper franchise and infamous. Stir a year and. You know you get increasingly larger, but often more urban. City expenses that you're exploring a lot. In both of those franchises to certain extent here you're out in the wild. There are of course settlements and encampments and things like that, but there is a there's a lot of stretches where it can just be the world around you that you're exploring and I was sort of wondering on a world design level. How do you? How do you balance? Making all of these locations unique to explore as well and interesting. Even though you know a lot of can just be more, the environment's like what are the challenges that come with that? Yeah, so one of our. Our Contractors Jeff He. He talks a lot about content density, and what is the correct density and I really am really thankful that he brought that conversation up to light so much because It's such a you know Thinking about if you're currently doing something, you're going across the world and run into something. How much further would you have to ride your horse before you might find the next thing, or can you see the next thing from where you currently are? How how dense is it and I really enjoyed that conversation? Because it let us think about what's the right philosophy for for our game and it it certainly it allows us to you know if we want to in one place, you just completed something, and you should be able to generally speaking, look around and find one more thing on horizon or see the shrine trying on top of the mountain. It influence our world design alive, because when we first had the game built for the I you know I'd say maybe two years. It was a lot of forest. It was a ton of trees and it was cool, but you always were felt like you were in this like. Tunnel beautiful, but really deforestation. which does a couple things one is? It is very cool, but. It makes it really hard to know where you are without a compass or many map. Something telling you kind of giving you that extra information that your brain is just really needing. So what we did is we started opening up fields and I definitely some shadow, the classes photos out and was like fields as as reference vm. Because it just feels so epic when you're going through field, but but you know the criticism it could be that it's boring or something like that, and and really have to embrace a philosophy that it won't be boring because there's beautiful music. There's five things now that you can see what you want to do next because you're in a field, there's more clearings and it created a Great beauty in the game, but also more opportunity to engage with that density and I I. Really I think that that was one of the conversations that was ongoing throughout the project, but we landed in a really. I think unique spot for. When when when you? When your team was the helping this game, you obviously weren't anticipating a significant portion of the world's population to be stuck indoors for months on end, but At one I mean there were obviously there. Are you know a lot of sort of like entertainment? Things that have come out during quarantined. That didn't really. Fair as well due to their. SORT, of like the way they were delivered or their subject material something that, but this is a game that I really more than ever appreciated as a guy who's in a two bedroom apartment really appreciated huge open fields and. Mountains in like sprawling rivers and seas and stuff like that but I think one of my favorite things about the big open fields is that there's always something? Or there is like a lone tree. And you're just sort of naturally drawn towards it, and I found that like that sort of like beautiful use of negative space to be like so powerful. In terms of like never felt to me like there's nothing ahead of you. This is boring. It always felt to me like this. Is this is this is like a sort of triumphant use of minimalism and and charging towards something. To reveal that there's like one loan item in the distance was so much more engaging tomato like at a mini map that had a hundred time trials, but Hamas other stuff like I. Found Myself uncovering the dog on the entire map which. I was I was like basically riding around in spirals like in that movie alto like I was trying to. Five is in half the time I was on foot to. It was really wonderful game to explore so I. WanNa ask you about that the. The the sort of the way exploration on unfolds in this game is something I. Really Really Love and I think a lot of open world games are going to take note of following the wind and talking to people and following Fox's two locations rather than just you know overtly stating the player. This is where you're GonNa go, or you go to. The map in this big thing opens up. All that come together. What was the push and pull on that to sort of find the right way to keep players in the no, but without making like overwhelming them with information. Yeah I'll talk about kind of our studio kind of struggles, but I also kind of throw in my own, maybe personal philosophy, too. So I. I judge Games my favorite game, especially them really harshly by. How does it feel if you're? You're actually not doing anything on the sticks. I would if you're just sitting there. Just sitting in the world, you're standing in the world. You're on your horse in the world like is there. Is there a what's the feeling and some of my favorite games by just sitting there? There's like things that go through your mind. Like why do we? What are you anticipating? That are stuck on the story or like. Where's that next objective like you're just what's going through your mind? because. That's when you're not doing anything. That's what you're thinking of next like. You're just taking in the beauty looking around our game I hope that translates into that sense of exploration and sense of curiosity like if you do stop for a second yearly, you're not already on kind of a train of thought it is more. One of curiosity is one of like. Hey, what? What do I want to do next? Oh, there's something over there. There's something of their. Oh, I wonder band before, so they're having gone to could check it out and I. think that the more information you were to have on your screen compasses many maps. It kinda answers those questions before you even have time to ask the question. It's just like the dots right there. Let's go do the DOT. It doesn't matter what the DOT is. It's just there's thing let's go do it, and so that that to me is is a really important part of what I think. The Games, Tries to do in the world, and and certainly we did not have the wind when we started on this project at all. In fact, what the wind was which is has got this cool story I'll say quick is. on the first direction slides on the you know we did. A presentation is like one of the first presentation out the way look and feel and everything moves was was one of them like a wind. We're going to double triple quadruple down on win, and you know there's a lot of attack that has to go into that. He got Capes moving I gala hair moving. You gotta get trees and Bushes, and especially for procedurally generated now artistically procedurally generated world. That's really tough. Two years later. Something like that. That became true and you've standing I'm standing in this world and we had other elements we were helped. Augmenting are kind of navigation and get around the world and I'm just like holy crap. The wind is amazing. It actually works at that time. It always like went from East West or West. East or something I can't remember always just directional and it's just. It's really good. And then we started having conversations like how going to get more stuff off the screen to stay in the is like beautiful world more and more because it's just. It's really stunning even years ago. And a one point I had this idea like. The Wind. It sounds kind of crazy and Adrian is like our longtime worked on has been sucker punch. Long Time. They tried a little quick prototype with me. We had like fifteen people play at were removed all the you I just to hey. Can you just just try to follow it and just and it sounds crazy, but follow in if you can get to that hot spring or that on. And it worked like the first prototype fourteen out of the fifteen people were able to easily get there so cool. Yeah and I. I was like Oh. Yeah, we have to do this. Question. Like. This is something that is going to be unique to the game and then an analyzing. Say on them about the wind because I can do it all day, but is it had like the matic ties to the island in historical kind of. Poetic, Tian's to you know. The Mongols came in as typhoon sweeps them all out to see and. You know we name the sword the sky storm after that you know him being a storm, a metaphorical storm on the island for for the island, rooting for the island, and then it was like about nature, and then the animals came along, and I, you know it just felt like a bunch of like one of these critical pieces you don't know exists, and then you find it, and you're like that fifth straight there and does and then nearly. Oh, I, think we have a good. I can see the puzzle now so. Cool, it was cool journey. Having having that comes away. It all it feels so true to the world that the team has created in those moments. Because you know, I'm I'm a completion is player like if you give me a list of a thousand things to go collect if you give me, you know like an infamous. Charge to go collect I. Collect all of them, but there's something that I think does speak so much to this world and end you wanting to be invested in that. It is really by pulling everything. Out of the screen that you're looking at and just letting you look at the world you get more familiar with it, and you start to learn more about Oh. Yeah, I've taken that pass before. That leads to that pillar of honor or there's that cemetery over there as you start to. Trek across the land. It really gets you invest in the world in a way that I think just having a list or a neon sign to tell you where to go would. Deliver it in the same way. Yeah, that's great. That's so. That's the goal so I'm glad you had that experience. And I it's one of those things you know that the open world I think speaks so well to what the team really accomplish with this game, but one of the things I was curious about wasn't and I know. We talked about this a little bit, but released, but since we can. Talk to the island as whole, but what was the? I? Guess the poll the. The back and forth poll of wanting to make sure you stay true to the spirit of this real world location, and honor the history and the people that are but also create a world that at the end of the day would be fun to run around or write a horse around in as a game. Yeah and it's a great topic, and it's kind of been the the struggle for and I would say struggle in a creative sense. It's the creative. From from from once, we actually knew we were making Susha and we started doing all this research, and and you learn so much about the island. Like the fact that at that time it was likely to be like ninety five percent covered in dense forest. Which again I told you we tried. We tried very dense forest in. It's just hard to ride a fun horse through tree. Trees it's. Pretty tough. Also, it's incredibly hilly. We went there just like it's just hill after hill after mountain after Mount After Mountain, also challenging to create a interesting layouts in combat spaces in so. So, we worked with our team in Japan. We're like hey, this is how we were planning on You know being inspired by the shape of the islands. It looks very similar to the actual shape, but here's some kind of Ford as we'd like to take or game reasons you know, make the game more fun to to roam around. The landscapes in have layouts that have. Have Cool puzzle climbing challenges, or what have you were interesting missions, and and they were totally for it you know. And they gave us feedback of maybe when we went too far and then they also they know is in a fun way. They gave us feedback of win. Hey, you could go further with us, and so that was. It was a lot of ultimately. We're super inspired by history, and what happened and then the general beauty of greater. The greater nature of Japan as a whole, it's definitely hugely inspiring to us but we also make in a game and a PR and original story and a lot of things that. Have to Challenge it, but work in tandem with it, so it's it's definitely been a challenge I'm in a good way and we learn so much. And I will say the last thing I'll say on that. Is that within Joyon on the environment? Our team myself in the constitution. We talk a lot about like realism. And You know like A. Maybe painted realism, or maybe, how can we do it like a slightly stylized version of that? And and and you know this is not even if you've ever been to Seattle only did infamous. It wasn't really a stone by stone. Kind of recreation. Roads aren't lined up exactly. It's sort of like if you blur your eyes, you're like Oh. Yeah, that's definitely definitely Seattle like it rains. A lot of people drink coffee. PUNK ROCK and grunge music. It's You know the things that are there the spacing? Like the things you would expect, but it's not the like. Let's put a magnifying glass over, and let's get it like perfectly accurate and we take that same philosophy here. We want to feel like that. This is plausibly. Dass what it could feel like. That's what if we could do smell through it. That would we would try to. Feeling into music, we're going for a as a is a is a main heart. Smell will actually be unlocked on the playstation six. Thirty I. Have Rumor, we have an today since three. Hey listeners. We know you love gaming and have excellent taste, so we want to tell you about the official. The last of podcast in the show writer podcasters stand up comedian and huge fan of the. Host Christian Spicer we'll revisit the first game and talk with the people who created that critically acclaimed work hit. Also give you what you've all been waiting for. 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The the combat in this game is awesome, and that's coming from somebody who to be completely transparent. Wasn't crazy about it. At first 'cause my immediate reaction was. There's no lock on. Think what do you mean? There's no lock on like you can't. You can't have a certified again without lock on and as as I grew to. Appreciate. The sort of dynamic happenstance of a dashing between those four stances and. Fighting different types of enemies. In synchronicity while switching and switching back and forth using my sub moves and everything I was like. This is one of my favorite combat systems interview ever But what what? How did how did that decision? Come to not have have lock on? was that was at a debate internally in the studio? Because that's to me, that's one of those things that people just expect from a video game and I found myself not even thinking about it after a few hours in. I. It's definitely debate right like it's A. It was heavily debated and talked about how you know. From all corners of the CEO there was not some like. I mean because it's a it's a standard. There is a standard anytime. You go against the standard. You need to prove it out and. I'm glad we tried something different than you know. As person bloodborne like my favorite game, I like games that allow you to really kind of hone in and focus, and and control that since a control comes, comes with locking, but and you know, and certainly as a samurais sense of control is a huge fantasy so Yeah, man. We talked about it a ton Maybe when it comes to combat, I would say it's in the top three conversations that we had over the entire course of the project while. But I have to give massive. Shout out to you know. One of the studio heads. You know I've found Sucker Punch Christopher. Men he's he's behind the core design, a lot of the combat and he he works out of the code for it, and there's another Guy Ted. Who is awesome designer? And he liked those two brains man. They worked together, and they figured out a way to create something that is first of all feels like you're hitting the person when you do hit them like it's a tandem as animation, so it's not like a hit box based. It's like these. This animation links up to this one. Is I very newbie? Animation Brain. And it's not just like the slash through thing right, and so they feel like you're hitting the person it feels. A goal is a gritty feeling, but it's also incredibly fast paced at times. You know as you get like five or six people around you you can be, you could be like. Changes. In planning, and when you're going to do the smoke bomb, go around the building and do another. Jump down from the top, you know. It's just like a it. Almost like a the style of it is is better with how the walk on. That's kind of the thing that we found over time especially when she became pro at it. And locking on actually with slow down, maybe in some ways and a sense of control will be got out of it instead was things like standoffs in duels, obviously assassinating somebody having that jump on, somebody gives you that, too, but we decided to really push that those moments or mythic abilities I think are. Usually will help take out people pretty quickly. The mythic abilities are interesting because I I think i. I I'm really glad that this game never really went like supernatural despite having the Word Ghost, in the title. There's. There's other there's an alternate version of this game. Were you guys just want preserved and people are summoning dragons and stuff like that. I appreciate that a lot of the crazy stuff that you got away with felt grounded even like the fire sort is ridiculous, but there's like. Oh there's there's sort of like a scientific explanation. Yeah. And then when you start doing some really intense stuff that feels deliberately over the top like dude, get terrified and they starts crawling away like. Is Watching people just straight up running around. Disappear and stuff like that. It's crazy like this is a i. mean even when we pitches his game. This was another heavily debated. Topic is going to be fantasy based or not, and obviously nate and I felt really strongly as well as many other people that we should not make it fantasy base in like high fantasy base because. It really those first of all there's. Several of those games out there already, and they do a wonderful job and I love neo I love sector, Oh, these games are awesome and they lean on that a little bit more as their unique. You know and so. Good. It's smart of us not to do that, but the reason why we didn't do the reason we did was because we were definitely were focusing a little bit more on the Human Story certainly one of the world to feel plausibly real. And you know if you like, I'll take the example. You just threw out there like having people fall in there, but get scared. Scoot away, man if you could just like, pull out a fucking dragon every five minutes. Scares them like I feel like a real challenge to overcome like and so you have to be constrained. So that when we do pull out something that's really incredible or scary or something like that that it actually has wait to it, you know and. I one of the things I do love about our game in might be some of my favorite content, actually mythic missions because. They. A build up the idea that people were legends like they talk about people in their connection to the island. The lightning one is a great example where you know, they burn the black sand, the sands black, which always like wire, the sands black back answer black, and it just bill out as they build up this legend of people that may have come before you, which is Kinda cool because? because. You're kind of building your own legend. To maybe one day, people talk about mythic stories of the ghost You know that humans can do maybe slightly crazy incredible in your living, example of that and people tell tall tales. I think that's cool. I love win. Jin would go around to the stories and people would be like. There's ghosts in the woods and he's like. No, there's not. Watching watching the people run away after a battle, though my favorite things in the game because it's it teeters on like on on like. Comedy, you would find in like vintage Kung Fu movies where somebody would come and kick. A bunch of Bass and one guy would be like away. Runaway ended every single time was I would let him run like maybe like hundreds of feet pull out my arrow. Cruel Man I know you you put it there. You know you gotta sit there, don't. If you give Brian the high ground. He will let them run as far as he wants to. I what I do love going back to the mythic tells them. You know maybe people one day telling the story of the Ghost I. I'm always sort of a sucker for. Stories that are about storytelling to a certain extent, because I do think you get so much of the human nature that we all deal with on a day to day basis of why we tell stories and everything and I I love that that permeates so much of this game, and not just in the quest, but on the on the ques- structure as a whole in this game I think is really unique, but it works really well. Because as Brian was saying earlier, you can go to a house in. Someone's saying Oh. There are nearby. Please help me or someone one of my favorite stories early on one of the side missions I found was. A woman send you to get food from the bandit that stole it from her. And then you bring the food back and she's like. Oh, thanks! I finally have food down. You're like. Wait a second. That wasn't yours to begin with. I just killed all those guys because you can't, there's. There's this. Stark sadness to a lot of the stories that I think really works in this game and I was just curious on like a total storytelling. Horrible 'cause there are moments of levity. You know like everything with Kennedy I think is so great, but how do you you know balance? I think this is a land and a group of people who are under siege. They're under attack by the suppressive force. At the same time. They are living their lives. There's this humanity going on the island. Hugs, what are some of the struggles that come up and try to tell those stories? Yeah, well first of all. When you started telling me, which story were, I was like racking my brain like which? It was so many. I I know it's crazy and I'm gonNA. Play through a bunch probably that I've played through in a long time, I play retail, but. You know It's balanced because you don't want it to be this like we did not want our game to be this like heavy thing that was constantly hitting you over the head with a that was just not what we wanted for this particular game. Think anybody really goes from bad particularly. I think they're always in goal, but but in it's hard, though because invasion and you wanna see desperation, and you WanNa see like these people have struggles. And frankly you know we want to. You know it's not always like dude. Go kill things, and so you WanNa hear you know people having. Their kids, or this or that like our parents like I. Don't know you just want to hear something that sounds like these people are struggling a little bit. But you know the when it comes to the writing and those stories, most of the stories do most of them do exist to try and reflect at the world has been in invaded, invaded place and. For people that are like these allies, and you engage with those those will get a little bit more in depth than traveling of their story, and for these little small one off encounters. Just say look even even the hasn't class is affected greatly by this and hopefully feel a sense of remorse for them or sadness for them, maybe a sense of duty that why you're doing this stuff, but as for the tone of it. I genuinely like a somber tone in general, I think Sambre is is not dark. Sombre is not grotesque. Sambas is just like a like A. Light sadness to things and I felt like that light sadness in a world that is so incredibly. Beautiful is kind of a nice. Balance and I think we look at it now that way and to some extent. That's a really good way putting now that now that you say that. It makes perfect sense because. You have all these incredible like you know. There's Fox's in this you know. Like. Rainstorms the beautiful trees and yellow leaves, but then you go, do these side quests on. You're like Oh. Wow, that was. Your family died and you can save them and you're like damn. That hit me hard that one. Particularly, there was one side quest for like now I know, too. Hard that one's talents so hard and You know there that one people on on the team who? Created that one, and then like you know as we get through the Polish face like Alan, somebody went through and added a bunch of extra work to that one for animation, and like kneeling down, and you know I you know in from liking that mission to really like connecting with more, and this is a small thing right like this is not a. Two hour long you know big big mission. It's very straightforward and simple cement to just reflects the tone of the world, a little bit and Alan Dow was one of the ones that, even though it's a small moment in your entire through I think improved a lot of the last course of the project I'm glad it exists. That's awesome. Yeah, I I, don't even know if I necessarily have a question about it, but I'm just curious to hear more about the the construction of the the site quests when it comes to the side tails when it comes to those the supporting cast that you get because I do I do think one of my favorite things. Throughout sucker punches, history has been that there is of course he usually a pretty great main character, but also this really great supporting cast as well, and you know going back to sign infamous now with ghost. I loved finding out more about Yuna and lady Moscow and just everyone at the pace that you want to in the world. And that balance I guess my question is because I. do think that's some of my favorite story. Telling him the Games in the game comes from those lines. How do you balance having this stuff? Be Optional I guess if you if a player just wants to go through the main story, but also encouraged people to want to keep going back and revisit these stories in these characters. Yeah Yeah! It's a question you know we From I is long as I can remember. I think I, think earliest pitches of the game we talked about. How we really wanted to create sort of this. Anthology of short stories. know these little little side branches off the main trunk. You know that you could. You'RE GONNA. You'RE GONNA get invited to them on the main truck main story. You'RE GONNA. Get invited them and maybe even once or twice in an engaged with them, but it's up to you hopefully, engaging enough for that story relates to you. It's up to you to kind of go. Finish out the rest of that branch, and we do a lot of stuff like we try to reward you for doing these things but I find that those things are They're good and I'm super glad. Glad reward you in different ways for playing these, but I find that the beauty of those those allies missions. If you will Masako. Norio characters is that they're just they're. They're far more developed in terms of like there are like what they need out of the world in their stories are interesting, and and they all have a different perspective on you and life, and you know in an what I what I think is kind of cool about creating a world like this is that you have to be okay with having content that exists. You're not forced to play. And you have to embrace that you have to because that. That is what makes it joyful when you go on your own ambition to go through it. It's not that you were told to go. Do it was in the Golden Path? And there were versions of the game earlier that a lot of these characters stories were more interconnected to Go Path. Through play, testing and feedback in her own kind of iteration process. We ended up where they are. Which I think is the right spot. which is you introduce them and then? Over your curiosity, we can push them push. You can go enjoy them your own Yossi, and there. Some of them are five or six missions long. And I think that's the right model, but it takes some iteration to get to that that that's spot for us. Even having late in the game the I think it's two missions for Eureka that pop up after you've revisited home. Just was such a such a Gut Punch. In the midst of as Jin, story is starting to come, full circle meant to have this exploration both more into him, but also into her life It's it was like as you were saying I, it felt so much more rewarding because I, saw it out that story within the. Yeah I think that that's A. It's not an easy philosophy to hold you now. as a director or as a contributor designer artist, because it means that somebody is going to get a bunch of people, not GonNa, play your mission bench people are not going to see your artwork, and and it's really hard to like talk about that because I want everyone to who worked on this game at Sakkara Punch to just like the super proud of it and love every moment that they cred tributed, too, but that's one where it's like. Yeah, but your thing is optional, and I can really bad, but it. In these cases it is for the for a greater feeling that. The people that will engage with it will probably tear out will probably love or be maybe even their favor mission of the game, even not the golden path I gave might be their favorite moment in the game nest. Because you, you let them engage it at their own will in. That's A. that's a hard philosophy to to. kind of stomach, but I think it's I. think it's a really healthy one for the type of game that ghost is. It absolutely plays into who I I think. My favorite thing about the game. Is that Me In the act of playing the game, so has to the game halfway in a presents all of these options, but I have to go exploring too, and I feel encouraged and want to explore and of my favorite times playing have just been putting a dot on the map letting the wind guy. A thousand kilometers, and if I if something stops me, stop if it doesn't I just keep going until something else. Interest me awesome. It's a calming experience which I don't often say I think about games at the moment. That's exactly how I played, too I would just put a marker somewhere completely random very far from me and just go there and see what I ran into along the what along the way with stories popped up which new characters I would meet, that would show me points of interest and stuff like that. and I think that that loop was really smart in terms of having sort of random gangs of bad guys. Patrolling the land and you'd run into them, and they'd have somebody kidnapped, and you'd rescue that person and that person would tell you another place to go. It felt like you're constantly pulling on these little threads. and I loved that so much was did that did that all take awhile to come together? Like outside of the wind is sort of the way the. The optional stuff and the sort of like randomize character you know excursions and stuff all interconnect. How how was it bringing all that stuff together to create the flow that you guys ended up with? The I I you both sound like you've played it exactly the way that I would recommend somebody to play, which is like hey, you know every now and then just throw down and go that direction and see what you find, and and if you don't find some great than go to your Golden, Pastora that's awesome, but try it, and because it's. In this is true for even when we're doing play testing that we did find that that was some of the ways that people would enjoy the game the most which is awesome. will you're talking about that? Like the ecosystem imbalance of people who tell you where stuff is in? How many patrols are there that stuff I'll tell you? We tweak that probably. Maybe until weeks before gold I think. Exactly the number on no top ahead, but is very late. We tweak those numbers because. because the sense of owning the curiosity, and like not having everything told you. was so important to the global feeling of enjoying just like exploring throughout the world, and as soon as you're told, were too much. Stuff is or too many things around your map. It becomes a different problem like you're kind of you either you either go into. Let's just go through the checklist which. Is Fine I think if you found them on your own but can be exhausting for some people because they're like Oh God. There's a ton of stuff to do, or it's kind of a turn off because you already know what it is, and you don't think of anything else over there, but they're actually might be if you if you actually went look, so we actually ramped down the people that the amount of people that would tell you where things were quite a bit. It used to be far more. part of the emergent processes I've almost everybody who talked to tell you. Something is, and it would put a thing on your map and We found that to be Super Smart System, and I'm so glad that we have it, but we put it in a very specific way in a very specific amount of things on the map total. Total that it would ever tell you about so that you still had your cool moment of like i. don't see anything over here on this. I'm going to head that way and finds things along the way now balance. It's really it's really tricky. Because again it goes up to that thing. I was talking about early. Enough loss of being okay with things being skipped and. That if you don't want to be so much that you don't have any information, that would be bad too right so it it is takes time to to work out, but the team did that. No, no a healthy fund way but I think even when you like clear. Mongol, Camp and Clears up a little bit. You still get a question mark. It's not even like yours, a hotel or something like that. And it's sort of it to me. It fell It felt like A. SORT, of natural to the universe that you guys were setting your game in this is this is like a long time ago. There is those no yelp. There's no google. So it seemed natural that you'd find a random person on the street and be like Oh. Thank you so much. There's this awesome restaurants. You should go check it out. Right I really doug. That I played a ton of the game in Kerr. Asala Mode Oh cool and that was. It was really it was really difficult for me. 'cause you made such beautiful game central? And I think it's I think it's. Beautiful in a different way in Curacao mode. But there was just something so special about about like heading into conflict or a story be or coming into a new environment. or it's all black and white, and there's that film green crackling, and a I read that you guys even did some stuff with the music to make it feel almost like it was coming through old speakers or something like that. Yeah, how how how how did how did you develop that? I I know. That's like obviously. It's something that you're studios. Really proud of especially since you've got endorsement from the family. It was a that was A. That was a I. I probably will put that in my top list of my entire career as like being apart process because. I mean it's just. It's just why just kind of a wild thing that you don't go into making video games because you expect to go through that process one day, yeah. which is probably why it's cool is that it's different. You know, but. The. We knew that we WANNA. Do Black and white mode I mean I think i. I don't remember when we first talked about it, but it was definitely really early Redo black and white vote, but again it got kind of pushed towards the end of the project, and then once things started to. You know you can sit in the world and you could be like. Oh, my goddess stunning! It's really a beautiful I feel I. Do feel like I'm. There's moments of this I feel like movie. It's coming. It's coming together. And, then we're like okay well. We definitely have that mode. Let's are planning for it. And an I got version of it in that was a very early version of it with a sliding team and Like what do we call this thing? and You Owe Samurai cinema or classic. Why can Wyatt our traditional La just things? You know cool cool names. And member WHO's I may was Brian Studio head. I don't remember somebody was like. When we see if we can call it, Chris Allen Mode. And I thought that was brilliant and I was like. Yes, can we? What was that process so I reached out to. One of the people that I think he deserves a special shout at his name as a relay Katami. He's on our Japanese producer. He's a helped us since the very almost since the very beginning, and he helps coordinate all of our feedback through Japan, and said Hey, you hey, who's now a dear friend of mine. I was like. Is this possible. Could you look this up? And he and the Japanese team reached out to their to their state across our state and worked out You know. They wanted to see video so I. Put together a video, and then I redid it like three times because enough. People on time video, but I was like Austin. Even Brian Our leauge rendering Guy Jasmine. He was not good. No. Though I kinda Redid it a couple of times and then eventually Is this. Is it I? I looked at so many movies measured the black and white. You know in our game. You know as you both played it. Daytime Times. There's indoor's whether there's rain. There's fog and so like you have to look at movies that have all of these things you can't just be like. Here's a movie. Here's a sample. It's the black. Man Like you gotTa. Look at all these because they exist in our game and it's a filter that'd be going over all of these and so I finally got to the point where I was, I had good black levels. White levels has cool noise. We sent them a video and and It took a little bit of time back and forth, but eventually we're like asses cooling reach an agreement. They were cool with it so. Yeah it was a it was a coup processing showed up. Is Mode teams all shit? It's called. Is it was pretty cool goal process. It has a dream come true. It's so awesome on a historical level. Because obviously you're seeing the game through its you know from the reveal trailer to now there's clearly a love and Joe Majd to the cinema and the storytelling that come in the John Mara, before it, and so to have that encapsulated as a mood that you can jump into starting to such a great I. Think like touchtone full circle thing as a fan of genres well. Also I mean the. The audio! From from like A. A gigantic Blue Tang Fan. It's it sounded like like RISI's sampling. VHS, tapes of sword slashes, and like there were moments. Paint that game and I was like I expect like method man rapid right now because. If anyone was intended, but that sort of got me on a very very like neural level I was like Oh my God like this is. This is quietly the best. Wu Tang game ever made since. The fighting gave. The quote somewhere I feel. That's. But. Our audio director Brad he that's all him he was like. I have an idea that guy's a wizard, so that usually meant something cool and he. It was like we have this special thing that we developed internally at Sony that replicates old processes from like you know fifty sixty s something like that radios and TV's and and And and he he kind of took that filtered it and figured out the right 'cause he was like. If you do too much over, you know, we wanted people to play lengthy amount of times and if they wanted to the Chrysanthemum. View too much, and it becomes incredibly fatiguing. Like, not watching move hours possibly thirty hours. You know so. You got a nice balance between that and something that you can you know Listen to over and over again? I- legitimated Curacao Mode for Poly Twenty five thirty hours and I think that I like maybe fifty sixty into the game. So how yeah! That's incredible. Yeah, along along with that and to me. It was surreal to play an open world game almost entirely in black and white. That was just I've never done anything like that before and. It was such a cool. It was such a cool experience. One of the challenges with eggs I would add is like since it's black and white. There's there's missions that use color as guiding, and so there are. There are a few missions of. It really struggles with, but for the most part we redesigned icons on the map so that it would work with answer, so you're not just looking at two icons ones. This color ones that color and we just changed the icon Lopate, but but yeah it, it's it's generally speaking. You can play through most of the game with it, which is just crazy. Yeah I think there was one mission where they're like find. The purple flowers was like Oh! I was to right back on, so that was good. Leads to so many great visual moments, and as you were saying I know we're running short on time I. don't want believe the too much, but I, genuinely really loved, and as pointing to earlier the the soundtrack and the way both game uses it. It comes in from quiet to loud, but also how the score changes both from the combat setting to the open world setting you know. Moments I would say not settings, but. That Jackson position as well as even on the side, the remixes that were coming out sort of in the lead up to the Games launch. There's so much great musicality and artistry. Bear that I think really. Elevate, so much of what's going on there on visual rebel to a works so well in tandem. You know there is no single discipline that contributes more to the game. The music like a known this case we have to composers, a team of people that obviously help implemented like their artistry is like. White just level things up so much like a scene without music in a scene with music. There's a world of difference in generally speaking I know it's not one contributor. There's quite a few people that make it happen. Processing and implementation, but it's insane. What music can do in for this game? It's it's. It's one of the best parts of the Game I. Think is the the the artistry behind the music in the soulful fullness in is is really I listened to it a lot. I love and then we tokens the glitch mob. Which is just? RIDICULOUSLY COOL! Yeah, it's an awesome combination i. do think as you were saying. It elevates so many great moments, but really. A drills home like the emotional undercurrent of everything that's going on in the game. Unfortunately. We're pretty much out of time. I think Brandon I could keep talking there so much. We love and really enjoyed about the experience and are continuing to enjoy. Time in this world, so Jason Thank you so much for taking time. We really appreciate it. SUPERFUND and thank thank you to your studio for. bookending this entire console generation with my favorite games. I I don't know if that was ever the plan, but the way that
UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test
"The Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Han is cautiously optimistic about what they say is a safe and effective Corona virus vaccine. After some promising results on a potential vaccine was published the early results of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca's Corona virus virus vaccine vaccine trial. trial. Showed Showed robust robust immune immune system system responses, responses, according according to to the the pharmaceutical pharmaceutical firm firm in in the the research, research, the the scientists scientists said said they they found their experimental Covad 19 vaccine. Produced a dual immune response in people aged 18 to 55. Dr. Adrian Hill, director of the General Institute at Oxford, said neutralizing antibodies were produced by the vaccine candidate and showed showed promise.
UK coronavirus vaccine shows early promise
"Over at Oxford? They say they're experimental Corona virus vaccine. Has shown in early trials. To really hardcore. They're happy with the answers on this one. Ah, prompt a protective immune response in hundreds of people who got this inoculation. Now. The British researchers, as I recall that they began testing the vaccine back in April. They jumped on this early. It was about 1000 people. About half of whom got an experimental Lexie. Such early trials are are designed to evaluate safety. And see what kind of immune response was was provoked, but can't tell if the vaccine truly protects until a certain point. Okay. I don't wanna get too deep into the weeds here, but in research that was published today in the journal, which is gold land set Site has said that they have found that their experimental Cove in 19 vaccine has produced a dual immune response in people ages 18 to 55. It lasted a couple of months after they were immunized. That doesn't go away or has it only been since a couple of months that they were immunized quote. We're seeing good immune response in almost everybody. This is Dr Adrian Hill, who was the director of the Gender instituted Oxford University. What this vaccine does particularly well is trigger both Arms of the immune system. Both arms of the immune system. Yeah. Did you know the TV system? Having an appendage is a bump up? So he said that the neutralizing antibodies air produced, Okay, we'll try to bring this down to a level that even I understand molecules. Which are key to blocking infection are produced. So In addition, the vaccine also causes a reaction in the body's T cells, which helps destroy cells that have been taken over by the virus. Match the important factor here. So this experimental Cove in 19 vaccine Has caused only minor side effects, just like the one we talked about last week. Think exactly the same. We're talking about fever in some chills for a day muscle pain, especially the injection site. And The the The other people gotta control meningitis vaccine as a part of the experiment. Um, they did not suffer from those those those side effects. But individuals who got this experimental Govind 19 vaccine did So Dr Hill said that larger trials evaluating the vaccine's effectiveness. Which will include about 10,000 people in the UK As well as participants in South Africa and Brazil are underway. About why South Africa. Why Brazil? I'm not sure, but they're all related to what's going on from Oxford, so another big trial is slated to start in the U. S soon. This one is going to enroll about 30,000 people in this test group this test cell 30,000 So we're gonna have like 40 50,000 people all in the The whole, you know, realm of testing involved in this phase of one or both Vaccines now how quickly This is the big question. Hey, how quickly scientists were able to determine the vaccine's effectiveness. The way I understand. This will depend largely on how much more transmission there is. Really? That's their response. Dr. Hill estimates that if there were enough data to prove the HVAC teens of vaccines efficiency, the emulation of some high risk groups in Britain could begin in December. Could begin with wall to wall vaccinations of high risk groups like me, I'd be considered that in November. I mean, the December excuse me. So that means this year. I don't know that anybody really thought our chances of developing a vaccine that worked I was going to be in the cards so fast, if at all.
Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell arrested
"Arresting Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate, Gillen Maxwell, the British socialite has been charged with helping recruit underage girls for the convicted sex offender. A veces Adrian banker is at Epstein's mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged co conspirator and ex girlfriend of Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein is waking up behind bars. The 58 year old charged in a six count indictment, including conspiracy and perjury, accused of facilitating Epstein sex crimes by helping him recruit groom and ultimately abused three unnamed teenage victims. One as young as 14 years old. Between 1994 in 1997.
Beau Hill And Adrian Vandenberg
"Okay as I mentioned to interviews for you this week we get started first with producer Beau Hill after that, you'll hear from Guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, but first my conversation with bow hill about some of the great records he produced, and some great behind the scene stories about those records. He's I on the Eddie Trunk podcast enjoy. Bo! How are you? I'm great. Thanks for having me on great. Thank you ma'am. Thank you, Sir! Thanks for taking the time. So I guess before we get into your history and some of the old older stuff that you've done which records I'd love to ask you about and bands you worked with I'd love to ask about. Let me ask you what you do these days. Let's get to the current times for Bow Hill, because I know most recently. Your name came on my radar again from our mutual friend Mark Schenker and I know you remixed the kicks album. Blow my fuse, which you originally did not produce, so you're still in the game to some degree mixing and doing some production where Primarily just just mixing in it it. It came about of a weird cottage industry. My my wife. Several years ago was bugging me to put up a website and I was going. Oh Man I don't WanNa do that that just it just, didn't it? Kinda made my skin. Call a little bit. And but anyway I I gave in after a while. And then all of a sudden I started getting contacted by bands from around the world that I had never heard of never met never spoken to they just they reached out through via the website and said you know. Hey, we've got. We're having some troubles with this particular song. Could you help us out? Or could you mix it for us? Or what have you and I said sure, and so then they went back and told their friends that were in bands, and then they contacted me and then before I, know it I've got this unintended consequence. Putting up my website, and now all of a sudden. You know I'm I'm. Mixing five o'clock in the morning and am I keep doing it. 'cause I just love doing it. It was there a time both were you completely checked out of the business? Did you completely drop out of the music industry at any point? Well. Maybe, yeah, maybe for a for a little while there was And then, and then this happened. I mean you know I've always. Had My my my big toe and if you will But. You know I've certainly over the. Course of years you know I've bought and sold a couple of other businesses and done some things to. Keep me busy and keep things moving forward, but You Know Music and mixing primarily these days is truly my passion. The production aspect of making records now. Is. As you know a million miles away from where was back in the day But you know right now it's a it's labor of love that I just enjoyed nine. Yeah I was GONNA. Ask You about that because you said you're more on the mixing end of it. Versus the production side of course back in the in the eighties with all these records and bands that you'd worked with you doing it all. You're producing as well. Why did that end of it sort of go away for you? And why did you gravitate more towards the mixing stage versus producing? It was I. It's primarily monetary. Monetarily driven Most bands can't afford to have a producer. Let alone afford to go into a proper studio, so a lot of a lot of guys are in the digital universe now. And they make records in their garage or in their basement or wherever they can and. Then at the end of the day, you know they can still have a little bit of budget. Leftover to you know. Have somebody like me. Come in. And you know. Put The final touches on what it. Is it difficult because I have a lot of friends that mix and produce, but and they'll tell me when they're brought in just to mix something. It can be difficult if the stuff wasn't produced well or recorded well initially that it can be a real nightmare, and it can be almost impossible to work with sometimes. Do you run into that or do you sort of that that out before? You agree to mix something now. I kinda vet that out, and and I'll be the first one to If somebody sends a song, and if it's either so poorly recorded, or if it's just you know garbage in garbage out. Names go on. It I. would just as soon you know? Send the project back and just with deepest regrets and say hey. I'm really sorry, but I don't I. Don't think that That this up my alley. And And then kind of beg off that way.
Indoor Fitness Centers Fighting To Reopen In New York
"Owners of small gems in New York are teaming up. They're suing the Cuomo administration for the right to reopen WCBS reporter Marla Diamond spoke to an owner, one of them on the Upper West Side boutique. Gym. Owners are on the brink of losing it all, says Adrian You Godowsky, owner of Westside Pallotti's in Manhattan and Long Island City. She says. Some won't reopen. They've even thrown around the percentage of maybe 75% won't this will really kill our industry. Ogonowski says her Pallotti studio only handles 3 to 4 clients at a time. It's very confusing for us because many of us think we're personal service because some categories were labeled under such But the state has determined in this matter that we fit under Jim's. A spokesman for the governor would not comment specifically on the pending lawsuit, but said every decision they make is based on data and expert analysis, and they're continuing to study how and when indoor gyms and fitness centers can open safely.
Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief
"Atop Mexican lawmen has emerged wounded but alive after an early morning assassination attempt on a busy street several gunmen jumped out of S. U. V.'s attempting to kill Mexico City security chief Omar Garcia harmful the attack happened in a wealthy neighborhood as mansions near several ambassadors residences Mexico city's mayor confirmed the attack on Twitter saying the security chief was alive another person was killed and several others injured local TV reporter said his bodyguards took some bullets Adrian bars CBS news
Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief; 3 dead
"Heavily armed gunmen attacked and wounded Mexico city's police chief in a brazen operation that left three people dead reporter Adrian Vargas in the Mexican capital now several gunmen jumped out of S. U. V.'s attempting to kill Mexico City security chief Omar Garcia hard foods the attack happened in a wealthy neighborhood of mansions near several ambassadors residences Mexico city's mayor confirmed the attack on Twitter saying the security chief was alive another person was killed and several others injured local TV reporters that his bodyguards took symbolic starfish is being treated at the hospital and is currently out of
A Tennis Star Catches COVID-19
"Welcome the no challenges remaining. It is Sunday. June twenty first twenty, twenty I am Ben Rothenberg I was working on posting are editing an episode that I recorded a couple days ago with buddies and frequent guests, this show remobilize into all and Louisa Thomas also this episode for the beginning of it. round table talking about the open their plans etcetera etcetera. Then a couple less than an hour ago, there was a posted popped up. I think I dream and remained Toumani. Join me again hello. Hello. Irene was the first one is. If I saw a post, this poster came up on your instagram feed, and can you describe what you saw instagram? Basically posted a photo of himself with a mask, announcing that he is back in Monaco and tested positive for covid nineteen an he apologized for possibly endangering others so yeah, it was him basically disclosing that he has positive, and as we know agree, gorgeous got back from Croatia where he was playing in the Adria tour and a couple of days before that he was playing in Belgrade as well, so he's playing Novak store, and yeah, and we mentioned that obviously on the podcast we recorded two days ago. I it it should be noted that we've seen many patriots of Griego over the past couple of weeks. But that's the first pitcher. We've seen what I'm wearing a mosque. Stu Point to money no I think. Yeah, so this is sort of tenses. Thing hopefully it get to a Rudy Gobert moment in tennis where Gregoire realized I have nothing fallen close attention, paying close attention to the Adria tour, but grew on court yesterday a Saturday in Croatia playing a match inside our Croatia as part of this Adria series traveling around the Balkans he was in. Serbia and we talked about this. A bunch on the show and I think I will probably still. Post the show recorded before, but I feel like this will change the tenor of its I want to post these. Get this one up I throw show that we are connected to reality more than maybe the other episode from two days ago because I think as Louisa, early people say on the show like. In these times a lock change short period of time, this is obviously a big moment for tennis. One that I think it's fair to say that we all feared was very possible with looking at Adria series, which is exhibition event sort of started by Novak Djokovic determined director. Quote Unquote was Georgia Djokovic of ex brother. It was being held in Belgrade and a few other planned stops around the Balkans They just actually after the news of Dmitrov positive test. They just can't sold the final match of today's session in. Montenegro which was supposed to host next weekend had already said thanks, but no thanks to Adria tour canceled their leg of the event. We sort of imagined Asia tour, which was an event. Whichever one you twenty? How about you described? He described what what we saw because he posted a bunch of photos. From recent days what Adrian Tour Bend like the got people concerned something this. Business was sending. The optics are not good. Let's put it charitably that way. Yes essentially what we've seen is What is a very regular event in very abnormal times you know? Whether it's you look on twitter on on streams on on Youtube big crowds in the stadium at Novak's Club scene players. And hands and invading each other's personal space and Interacting with fans you've seen videos of. Them are on the out in a club stripping together. and. Will these images that would be normal in normal times, but these aren't normal times, and it makes you cringe a bit. And so there there there's been tons of criticism and. Of course. Rich kind of. Received a lot of criticism for an we actually spoke. To US ball. And he said kind of that. He's aware of the criticism from the West. But you know what while things may be bad in the UK or the, us, it's not. It's not the same in Serbia. And, yeah, and for that reason you know people have been kind of reacting to that and reacting badly, and that's kind of where we. Can I add? They also had a kids day. That had a lot of kids. We've seen the photo of that as well and they've had a football match, and they've had a basketball match in Croatia. They went to a concert with Donovan John August the new version others the other day, and the thing is you have players who came from countries. Who aren't Serbia and Croatia in that? You have you have players someone like Gregoire? Who flew from the states, then winces Bulgaria, possibly also to Monaco. You also have such as Vera. Vera who's traveling from different places Sasha's also saddlebrook for quite a big portion of the quarantine time you have people traveling from different places, and they got off the plane, and you see the video of them getting off the plane and immediately hugging Novak, and immediately being welcomed people into walking around the no masks I don't understand how you can get a flight and already know that that person that person didn't have time to get tested, so that already was
Adrian Higgins of Washington Post
"I was so worried as a journalist. About what can I write about gardening and pandemic and I actually didn't even have to think about it because the garden is vast for climbed the for when you. have to isolate it I. I didn't fully understand quite how. Nahra Shing. Garden could be in. It was just. It was just a sort of a situation where I had to. To state the obvious, which is the gardens that just so healing and. Nourishing to people. Yeah, you emailed an exchange an email. We had the other day. You mentioned that great, Gardener and Garden Author David Culp had a sharp insight to that effect. You want to share that with everybody else what he said about. The new. Book Of cold a year at Brandy, wine cottage and I'm sure your. Your audience would love to hear directly from him, but. He shares in the book and with me that there were moments in his life where he had to. recuperate from some serious illnesses. And the impulse for. A passionate governor as we know is to. Keep T for us to be the nurse if the garden for us to keep. Looking after it and caring for it, and he said what he what he had to sort of consciously do when he was recuperating, and the garden was to allow the garden to give him some healing back, and it was ready, willing and able to do so so i. think that in itself is an incredible. Less than all of us that we have to, you know sometimes we just have to stop fretting about the weeds or the the wilted leaves or whatever. The lack of Mulch and and just sort of let the garden. You know come back to us. Just said that it reminded me of many years ago. Marco Stefan from Wave Hill who founded wave, started the gardens at wave, Hill in New York I. was moaning around this time of year when spring starts to turn to summer, and everything looks like hell. There's a lot of weeds and cutbacks to be done, and I was like. Oh it's horrible. My place looks horrible and I just can't get I can't get off the hook you know. I'm just on the hook all the time with it and I was moaning moaning, and he said Margaret you created the huck. Just EXHALE! So. It made me think of what you just. Help us, we don't just have to be the nursemaid as you just explained. I think it requires a mental shift because when you own a passionate gardener. You see it as a process is something that you're constantly doing? And we sort of just sit down and stall. And sort of see objectively the What we've created we, we come see what would create with arranged. Right.
"adrian" Discussed on Conversations
"The snow lies thick on the fields and the roads are covered in black is an out of the darkness. They comes a little light. It's wobbling because it's shining from a bicycle bumping over the cobbled streets. It's the postman. Every morning he settles up his bicycle and delivers the mail. Around the Shropshire village. Robot lukens was that village postman for year. And it's not the only curious job Robert has had in fact. He's made a Korea of odd jobs. All secretly pursuing his great love writing. I spoke with Lukens back in twenty eighteen just after the publication of his debut novel the everlasting Sunday. Hard Robert Welcome. Oh I think he whereabouts. Did you grow up? I grew up on the sunshine coast in but well. There's some debate actually in bedroom about whether you say you live in Belgium or on bedroom because very importantly budget is a mountain. Technically you stand on that question of the preposition very much on the mail. It was butter mountain state. School theme song to the school was on top of our mountain. Sung to the tune of on top of is the mountain at look. It's one of those in the Hugh Grant Film Englishman that walked up a hill and came down. A mountain is a bit like that. I think we're splitting hairs by calling it a mountain but technically I've looked it up on wikipedia. It is a mountain and they're very proud of that fact very they defend that that taught third the right to the mountain. And who lived there at your family home with you my resolutely British parents and brother and sister but my brother and sister quite a bit older than me so when I was about eight or nine I was the only one left in the house because everyone else had gone off to university. So my father's Welsh and my mother's English but lived in Qatar from inches at ten years old and my brother and sister well so they came to Australia just just before I was born. So that's kind of the background of that house. It was very much in his early days. It was very much imprinting British kind of background. How did they? How did they feel about life on the mountain? Compared to live back in Wales and England are they were perpetually poems on holiday endless sunburn. There was endless Inappropriate clothing wearing too little away and it was wasn't that will Yeah and that's why they came there so I think just before I was born I was still living in cod of which in those in the seventies was was still very much an industrial gray. Hard kind of place that you know my grandfather grew up place. People still working down the mines until they got shut down And I think it was just before I was born. I think they saw this as the loss. This was the loss train out of town and I think a colleague of my fathers had had Taken a job and was sending these these these postcards back to all the faithful backing cod of wish you were here and I think the opportunities the and they've they briefly came over. They will come just before. I was born and lived in Sydney for a little while. But then you could buy a block of land on bedroom for a fortnight salaries. So they they something happened. They just they went up there. I think on holiday. Into soulless block land going cheapen just border and built a house on there and this looking back I see. It was remarkably idyllic upbringing. It really was say you outside a lot. Well it's it's interesting when I think of the place is very much a huckleberry Finn Connor Resistance. There wasn't a memory that wasn't going down a hill on Billy. Kado through the rain for us because it's an interesting place about them because it's a mountain but it's rotten the stroke because the elevations behind the school was was a rainforest with a waterfall and so we were endlessly behind the school in the in the in running through the rainforest making jumps XS and chasing platypus. And all this kind of stuff that know completely unsupervised really the literal come home when the streetlights come on kind of stuff and I look at that now and it's what a blessing to have Having said that there was I think of that but what I really was doing I was. I was in my room reading. What's what about the beach. Say Appearance a perpetual poems on holiday do share their love of the nine. Hide it from day one. I something about didn't tied to the sand down the pants. I didn't take I burn just crossing the street. I turn shade of scarlet. No I was always. I repeat to stay. Hi Nice to go to the beach but they used to go after work and and they live down there I think because they just felt they shoot. I never took to it so you reading instead where we are getting books. Yeah it was a house of books and I look back now. And it's not that they were reading the great classics. There was a lot of Dick Francis I Christie coniston which I have a great affection for Agatha Christie. Is the author that I read a lot but my brother and my sister that both of their first jobs was at the local council library at the library. Hot Time. Yeah and and I used to. When I finished school I used to have to go to the library white for this shift to finish so that worked with five thirty and so every day I had it was a crash. I'd go to the library in and this went on for years. And so I I lived in that library for decent percentage of my waking hours and I just worked my way through that place so I think it wasn't. I was never aware of books in the sense that they would just as there. We look back now. We we would sit in the living room and not watch television. We would read books and Christmas. Was You'd end up with US wrapping paper and a stack of books next to you and so would you mom and sister and you might do a little bit of bothering them around. But it was a life of books I realize and again what a what a blessing I think. The library books surrounded by library books. And you know extravagant lifestyle. My father was sick for quite a few years and we just stayed in this house and read books. Which book had the biggest influence on you as a kid wrote it? Yeah and I bang on about this any chance but I really can't. Overstate the impact. The sacred diary of Adrian Mall H. Thirteen and three quarters had on me. If you revisit those books and it absolutely as revisiting it's not like the never ending story which when you go back and watch it. It's actually what a terrible film that is that cigarette I it it works on. It's a potentially if it works on many levels then this thing I read Adrian Mole when I was probably too young to read into the story. What was really happening. So we have I dream all who want to be intellectual. He thinks he's an intellectual. He's waiting to be discovered in the world. Misunderstands THE WO- misunderstands. Even hey misunderstands the world and you get. These cracks into the story is written through his Dr Entries and he misunderstands everything. Going on around him with his parents infidelities and his friends cheating on him. And all these kinds of things and we see the cracks into the reality through little snippets of you'll hear a little snatch conversation from the mother or something and you know that she's having an affair but it doesn't. It's an amazing piece of work. But when I read Adrian Mall. I didn't realize that Adrian was meant to be a Pratt thought he was an undiscovered. Asia was amazing. I thought he was a genius and he was very funny. And and that's something I don't know how old it was when I read him but it was. It was really quite on maybe seven or eight. And he's he's thirteen and three quarters. And so I looked up Adrian as a model of absolutely intellectual gravitas absolutely and and I wanted to be Adrian and in some ways became Adrian Mole. It had such an imprint on me and it wasn't. I think I was at that age. Where I I didn't quite there was a blur between a book and the author so I wasn't thinking of this. As something that an author Sue Townsend had created it was Adrian and this was his story and I rave and read and read and reread that book and it just imprinted on my personality and Adrian rates pretentious books. He wants to be an intellectual he wants to go on radio and talk to Malcolm. Muggeridge all went Adrian. Read a book. I read a book so I went. Hey read tyler cities that out from the lottery. When he read Dostoyevsky IRA eight. Oh nine you'll from what I kept reading this book so yeah definitely from that stage and then right through until my early teens. That was the the benchmark from me. I'll have to read these books in the same way that Adrian felt he should read these books. There's an amazing joke in there and I think it's one of the most perfect jokes ever that on the Friday nights in his life in his diary started Warren Pace and on the Sunday. It says finished Warren Pace quite good. It's it's genius in its simplicity. But and so I but it wasn't about I didn't understand these books. I didn't enjoy them but I enjoyed the sensation overeating them. I enjoyed starting at the starting getting to the end and it wasn't about some kind of performance remember. Actually I did this almost in sacred. I did all this in my room. I'm reporting a chair up against my door lest I be disturbed. It was something I guess it was something about proving something to myself or it was just a sacred pleasure. Really and it became. It became my way into the world and in the same way that Adrian wanted his writing to be his way in the world. These books became my way my portal into and you hear so much about people reading as children and it's absolutely true. It became my way to experience the world and it became the way I wanted to experience. The world's is somewhere in that the rating got flipped into writing Adrian. Mole is a great. It considers himself a great writer as well. I think he's always expecting the BBC radio poetry out loud and kind understand why is not being discovered. Was he a model for you as a writer to did he think this is what a young man of character should be doing not just reading tolstoy but writing will absolutely but I think there was never a moment of decision. It just seemed of surrounded by books and someone had to make these things it was never. There was never a moment right. I'm going to be a or it just seemed a natural consequence over eating that I would want to feed back into the system and it just started happening and I think it is about through these childish silly Adrian. Mole esque kind of of writing that got in my head and early age. It was it was always about the novel. There was something about the novel. There was something about the white of the saw. It went in my little hands. The something amazing about picking up Well literally picking up war pace to to name a cliche. What a Dole stopping. When you're when you're nine and you've this thing between your hands it just seems like such an such an impossible object and I wanted to be part of that and so I would start writing stories on my brothers typewriter from as early as I can remember and it was and would send them off with my father to his work because his work had a binding machine and it was always very important to me that these things were bound proper books and the proper books..
"adrian" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"Because you will spit all over the place and that's unsanitary but what Adrian did is despicable we write a screen off all right yeah I reported last week about how there has been an uptick in domestic disturbances since to sell quarantining started a lot of people are trapped with their abusers when you think domestic disturbance you don't usually think about family members beating on each other you usually think about couples people in a relationship well this clown as do name Adrian and showed me that is absolutely not the case let's go to ABC seven to see why I keep speaking all over things the call these do despicable seen the barren store shelves with no toilet paper in sight the tension over toilet paper has now turned violent in one home in Saugus LA county sheriff's deputies in Santa Clarita valley say a twenty six year old man attacked his own mother because he thought she was hiding toilet paper the twenty six year old was arrested the sheriff's department is expressed concern over the possible increase in violence domestic violence in particular during the pandemic you heard that right Adrian stole off on his mom was he told the paper pushed his old earth his mother the one from which he came in the face or with some god damn toilet paper I don't know what's in the cotton now nowadays we got Joe acting like streets beans you got mad head Sherman age crack heads and shaman heads out here in these streets is ridiculous it's been a few weeks now you know since we've all been so quarantine and the CDC has yet to tell us what's the correlation between corona virus into other people I understand when I go to the grocery store and Lysol is sold out I understand why hand sanitizer is sold out I understand why all the soap is sold out I understand what a sanitary wipes is sold out why is all angel soft what am I missing seriously I see videos online of people fighting in the grocery store over Scott toilet tissue and I'm like damn already the dials into Adrian yeah and you are twenty six years old let's discuss the obvious first of all you too old to be living with your mom okay you are described do you buy a Chilean left I was thinking about also known as a buster can you got the nerve to point your mother in the face the woman was clearly taking care you'll be growing twenty six year old ask you know how we know she's taking care you because you live with her and you need to have your own toilet paper you can't even properly wipe your **** without asking your mother's permission your mom had to hide the told the people from you because you were using too much of it you would put in too much quilted northern Inyo boutique I don't know what's going on in his world but there is something in the toilet paper and every time I hear a story about how YA wildin out over toilet paper it really makes me understand this means that that's floating around that I that I saw is just me where instead a capsule of crack instead of a counselor cracked Nino brown was holding a roll roll of toilet paper and I can look at them even turn it into a whole parity movie call new crack city okay to crack I have nothing to do with drugs and everything to do with the crack in your **** it would be about a crew hustlers who come into a community during the coronavirus prices in real life is the shortage of toilet paper in clearly people are dying to wipe their ****.
"adrian" Discussed on Scam Goddess
"Our guys and we are back and it's time for for you know what my favorite segment of this podcast historic. Who'd Winks Regale Mr Ronnie Adrian with a A historic tale of fraud and chicanery. And we're going to get opinions on it throughout okay all right. It's Nice store on Yeah so actually. This is a bit of an older one. Well I say older. But it's like nineteen eighty-seven so sometimes we do really recent ones like you know that happened this year or whatever does dement event smoker so this is about Berry Jae Min Kao who is a former businessman pastor and convicted felon and I just love the pastors in there. Because I think that I mean I call this show scam goddess. My mom says to sacrileges. I am a Christian I do. I love God and the need to have that record on this podcast of that. I can show God when I get up to the gate lake. Look I know I did a lot of pension but you really think they'd like if view light got hold on before you try to condemn me. Go you have phones on this episode of my podcast real quick. When you say I look at? He hit arrested a pocket. You'RE GONNA be he likes. You know what I'm saying because you said they apart you'll hear you'll be like yeah but what about all of this the Bible where you can just come back and be like my bad I love God has to be the end though. Like I think it's like you have to like like. Yeah I love Guy I cou. I can't do no more. Oh Fuck Shit I got like they gotta be like No. You have to vote on over you. We cleared okay. Everybody on the deathbed like Jesus. Christ my Lord of Gilo don't make me do anything and they just didn't have been mishandling meal. I will know right off though it can be seen. No make me assist. Don't bring that sexy nurse sitting here. Don't bring nobody who go make me. I'm fresh soon. Pass to come at the last rites and like you other last the president is the family. Get Out don't make me saying sexy nursing you gotta stay fresh to all right while in high school he founded ZZ okay so it's four Z's and then the word best and it's pronounced Zee bist which which sounds like a modern day like cough syrup. Rapper they all have the letters in their names. modern-day called Sir okay. That's what I'm calling them. Okay I feel so bad maybe just give me one example of Chevy read. Okay all right all right now. Literally Sing About Gossiping every I want them. I hope this up so and immensely successful carpet cleaning company so Z.. Best is a carpet cleaning company. I don't know how I'm supposed to know that they clink carpet is not in the title of this that Menzies thing like if some sort of like. Oh this is going to help me sleep. Yeah I'm thinking like a manager. Yes yeah I'm not thinking carpet cleaning I love it. Hey I'm really really tired. Come into started looking at my floor. What you're doing right now? I don't sleep on the floor. They're playing now. We're hearing the carpet carpet is a scam. 'cause we get it. They've got to maintain it like just get one good anyway however it was actually a front to attract investment for a massive ponzi scheme so Z.. Best the carpet cleaning company was a affront to attract investment for a massive ponzi scheme collapsed in nineteen eighty seven causing investors and lenders a hundred million dollar I street one of the largest investment frauds ever perpetrated by a single person as well as one of the largest accounting frauds in history. Mama's Mama's was in here cooking these books like they were stir fry. Thanks.
"adrian" Discussed on The Lowe Post
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"adrian" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Up deals that makes sense sense for the Memphis. Take back with getting something out of it on a dollar to one of the teams is boring. And do you know why because Andrea dollars most valuable skill right now in the NBA is the ability to guard wings in the entire league and at least make them earn it and like muscles players play for the LA teams. Already I want to go to T.. Where he has to guard Kawai in? PG She and Lebron let's that that's more fun We'll see and last but not least a team that really we thought was conceived just for the sole purpose of making trades involving involving a letter dated was Doklam city thunder who already have nine million draft picks for everybody. They have four veterans Chris. Paul Vanilla gone. Dentist shooter Stephen Adams who everyone just kind assumed this season next season summer wherever they exist to be traded. Start with the biggest damn on the list. Are Any of these guys moving. There is Komo belief in Oklahoma City or even the three camp that there's going to be a trade for him after the season another year off of that giant contract. Maybe he's played well for them. Yeah a forty million dollars plus so I think they're resigned that he'll be they're gone Ariz the one who's on an expiring contract now if they can't find a trade for him if they don't do a trade from the deadline they can work with on a sign and trade after the season To a team that doesn't have cap space and then and then Schreuder Adams our players who they're going to take beds extruder. There's going to be interested in both but I think Oklahoma City is in a position where the guy under contract. They could. Wait till the season's over to do those deals.
"adrian" Discussed on The Lowe Post
"Kind of value I mean? It's been a weird sees. Missed almost half of it. The team is totally injured in broken. What value does he have right now? And and don't don't you think they just wait until the summer to figure all this out. I do especially if you were going to move the Ngelo Russell. It isn't a big deal deal and I don't to me a scenario where he could move is the Angel Russell and that number one pick now the worst the number one overall pick you gotta see where that baby to see where it is. You've got a scout the world this year decide like that would be. He's not available. That would be like a Bradley. We build level player. You're getting a potential. You know cornerstone pick and a twenty-three-year-old. I'll start that gets back a lot so I think there are very few scenarios in a League where I think that's available to them but it doesn't make much sense for golden state to be out there canvassing the league on the Ngelo Russell. Now wait until the season's season's over see what it looks like this. They're not going to be making calls on the Ngelo Russell. People may call them. Minnesota had interests over the summer but they weren't ready to. They couldn't give the Russell Max contract and they didn't have the space he's got a megadeal golden state so Minnesota looks at the salary I think the Angelo Russell's playing the season at the very least. And maybe even beyond in Golden State. He's still very valuable asset. There's a healthy debate within the league about whether Diangelo Russel has positive or negative trait the value on that Mexico. Because as you said he got the full Max not a little bit less of the full thing. The bottom line is the Angela plus whatever that pick ends up being. That's where you let the playoffs. Offs play out and see if they create the playoff by outcome creates a new star. That wants out our new situation that goes haywire and whatever the best delivered the Ngelo Russell that exists in our in February. We'll be there again in the summer. There's no rush Anzac trading that kind of really high draft pick can be very short sighted even though you WanNa get another elite player on around the age and the career trajectory Yoki Klay Thompson Steph Curry. You got a chance. It's James Weisman. I Anthony Edwards. Those.
"adrian" Discussed on Revision Path
"This week's interview i'm talking with artists and creative director adrian franks let's start the show all right so tell us you are and what you do you do marie my name is adrian franks currently i'm a US creative director at IBM interactive experiences the division of ibm that mostly deal with of creating design and digital experiences for different types of clients in house agency potter consultancy so this is one thing i do but you know that's kind of like my bruce wayne job but my batman job will be that you know i'm out here in east eight design streets basically creating experiences anything from like film posters designs and tyler graphics to like you know app designs that more or less connect brown and diverse creatives to clients in the form of a marketplace culpepper so yeah you know and cadad- so i think that's like the big time to have right besides being a designing a creative and i'm a dead animal husband okay to nicole and garvey smile signs ni nice so i wanna get more into into all of that i i wanna start off just more about the work that you're doing at an IBM can you kind of walk me through what a normal day is like for you are you sure so if you think about IBM historically news the company has been around a hundred years right i mean you know these guys have the created things such as like the security system that we currently all use shout equifax i guess all the way till i some of the semiconductor ed was using a lot of the you know computers that we use you know ten years ago right but now they're more of a software company so these guys are really all about shing like cognitive different types of light AI differently like everything like enterprise design and different types of digital and technical services uh-huh to division i'm a part which is part of GPS global business services i xe where more like a group of designers you x. researchers of creatives and strategists and production guys who more or less help a lot of what we call it a partners and at various types of GPS leads to engage bryant almost in the same form as a as a agency but instead of us like you know approaching these guys are like campaign that will you know more or less sell a product or service these were there they have helped more or less business transformed from the business perspective using digital and using like strategy so a guy like me would more or less t. mobile strategist or you x. person or another young designer and we would more or less have a partner to reinvent help a client rian event whatever type of digital transformation looking for anything from like redesigning apps or creating like an enterprise approach for some of their services or products all we down to like these guys reimagined what their business can be from a digital perspective so yeah a lot of times i might be sketched i might be like oh keynote on my actually prototype like an example of something that can work for like a kiosk example like i helped redesign kiosks at a jet blue is one of my projects so yeah we do a lot of different things that are more you know business oriented and not necessarily campaign but sometimes we may do some marketing work too but it's rowsley digital transformation using what we call design thinking and experiencing design and what attracted you to IBM i know you said they're doing a lot of or they've done a lot of the things in the past but what specifically made you want to lend your talent to them oddly enough i never imagined myself being IBM to be honest i went to see oof advertising design right i want to be creative director so i pursued that flight you know obviously the first fifteen eighteen years of my career but a friend of mine who we more or less kind of you know you know connected through freelance work here in the tri-state area out in new jersey she based siklie took a job at ibm and you know from my understanding you know her spill was like well IBM's reinvesting bringing in more designers again they can't stop using designers from a long time ago you know the last time they actually had designers working with the company was like charles eames and elliott no as any in light you know paul rand who -ironically create a logo so that was like the last time big blue you know that's the nickname IBM actually use designers but being dead now more of a software company less hardware we know that design thinking and design leaders designed type talent kamal it's helped drive hottest software can be used to experience point of view so to really make this you know long story pretty short these guys really need more talent that knew how to tell stories right at the end of the day they can tell a story it can be visual they could give it some kind of context can grind on exit strategy or more or less you know selling experience or client as opposed to hear the take that you're going to buy here's how to use technology in terms of targeting users so that's how i ended up there because you know they need it more nine talent and yes he kinda gave me offer can refuse and i'm like well at least try and see what happened in i've been there now at least five years nice what's been the the biggest challenge for you so far with what you're doing i will say the biggest challenge is that well you know IBM is one hundred year old company like i mentioned so a lot of times they deal with other companies as more or less like them right so that you know some of the clientele would be like these big insurance companies government agencies do you know companies have been around a long time and if you know anything about like you know big companies like that you know those guys very slow to change so convince these companies that you know if you don't disrupt yourself while some smaller nimble more agile companies come right along and potentially disrupt anti-business now you can be one or two things you can either jump in front of that change or disruption or you can potentially acquired that company but you know sometimes incompetence like that it just kind of swallowed up into the current company the big company and nothing really changes right so that's always not the best strategy as well so the biggest issues that i've noticed being big blue is that it is trying to get convince ali's bigger companies you know why they should change and housing ads bottom line is going to give them like some type of return investment and this idea that you know by changing a bunch of things now invested in like new technologies and news designed systems and new design practices is going to save you money in the long term and even sometimes the immediate short term but yes sometimes that can be challenging sleeping with like CMO's CMO's of this there for a short period of time in the onto the next job 'cause they won't technology to work now and trying to take analogy a minute that just kind of you know work properly yeah i mean not even working properly but also just like get the adoption rate up you know trek correct keno again people companies a full of people and people you know overall people say like change what people don't like change you're apprehensive to change right yeah i know designers we always trying to change the way that people do a reinvent something right and you know we run up against that wall of people who's at verse to what we're trying to create so yeah you know is ultimately dealing with clients dealing with you know people don't wanna change and i get it does sometimes changing something on the climb here means that somebody got lose some money somebody's gotta invest in this and i lose money here i don't look great if i don't look great the get fired in AP family to take care of so you know it's a it's a domino effect of a lot of things that we sometimes don't understand that you know changes changes a client saying notice something is on you know a bunch of things that we have to consider like other variables or whatever so that's the big thing now you mentioned design thinking how do you generally end up approaching projects at IBM in the i x division is kind of a similar process everything more or less yes you know sometimes clients meena always buy into the idea of using design thing it's a framework to change a business or assess like you know how do we engage the user base or whatever but what we try to do is adapted so is not so cumbersome right because you know design thinking as a framework is pretty massive is scalable oh and his it can be pretty big but i think a lot of times we're we've now have learned to break it apart and used parts of design thinking specifically solve a problem for a company at that moment 'cause sometimes accompanies not trying to transform themselves they just need a saw one small problem right and maybe design thinking what we know it i've used citing parts of design thinking it can solve specific problems once you saw that problem what usually happens is a climate allies will oh being and i saw this problem it's attached to this other problem which is tasked to more problems which is attached to five of the problems which now maybe everything this approach and maybe used the full gamut of like design thinking but a lot of times you just kinda have to get the conversation going and just saw that one small problem i yeah so that's how more or less obscene designed thinking being used big blue and of course you know big blue is now like the company that invented it you know anybody who's a designer like a product designer some type of you know industrial designer they've been using like this the methodologies of design thinking for like ever and i know audio and like i think the the business school at stanford was like the the two most recent entities that basically made design thinking kind of popular and then on you know IBM will adapted that framework and made it his own and now before IBM i know you've worked at a number of different ad agencies either as director as a creative director work the digital all status greg world grew up global hugh your homework twenty two square down here in atlanta yeah i i won't go into each one of those but when you look back at that agency time like what really stands out to you during that time well i can truly say what agency versus what we call in design consultancy agency do get at the reason why people do things right because at the end of the day where narrative driven creatures so agencies a they do a great job at telling the story i think consultancies do a good job at trying to solve a business problem right now if you can have a place that can more or less due to both then you know now you got what you call it a you know a creative unicorn and i think what i've tried to become his that person who understands like how to tell a good story as well as hot historic insolvable problem so the things i've learned that the agency is that i've learned how to really tell a good compelling creative story and what i've learned at you know at a working at places like a censure and even like digitize and even like you know obviously here IBM is that a story and put it in the form of like like a user store and use the story they're going to need to solve a problem is in you know triggers and with things that ultimately can be solved for like a user and put it in the story form is like it's a beautiful thing so i just think thank you know having being in both of those worlds i've seen how those two methods of replying together can be very powerful thing now let's switch gears here a little bit because i really wanna learn more about your background and certainly what what has brought you to where you are now where did you grow up arrays atlanta georgia all right baby grady baby was design and art and everything kind of like a big part of your growing up our say being a just a artistic being a part of a big part of my growing up right like my parents they allowed me to more or less kind of conway right like it was my dad kind of figured that i was kinda gonna be like artists and it was my mom who really supported that right so she's the one that basic lee give me a lot of classes as a kid enrolled me i like a lot of like screen printing classes drawing classes you know like the atlanta college announced take this path of being a creative in artists at a very young age the age of eight right so growing up in atlanta i will say that the one thing that academy creativity kinda sticky for me and just kind of find was the music scene so design as a coach i wouldn't say was big in atlanta but it was definitely present and unfortunately most of the time it was people who didn't like me he was more people either you know mostly white right so if you want it to be more of a designer than you would have to kind of venture into that world but if he just wanted just full on just creative fluid individual i you know atlanta was always plays that you know a lot of creative black people just excellent black excellence type by people would just be their rice i got a lot of creativity manages being in the city of atlanta so going to things like the malcolm x. festival as a kid checking out things in the west and looking at my grandparent's within attains definitely checking out phone jazz cafe when i was in college oh man yeah that's bad right and it was the name of that i've showed at the hip hop show american rap makers you know watching all those different things as a kid you know really few my creativity and drawing from comic books like that was kinda cool but again that's a create a side but the design side yeah i kind of have to victory into you know uncharted water so you know go on to like the hellenic college are learning screen printing and understanding who was dealers ram in paul ran milton glaser and louis feely and even meeting like black designers like charlie palmer and his wife at the time there taylor you know that was a.
"adrian" Discussed on The Kevin Sheehan Show
"You want it. You need it. It's what everyone's talking about the Kevin Sheehan show now here's Kevin. You're listening listening to the sports. Tommy is here. Erin is here we're all here. and we're going to have some fun today a short sprint mode because we've all got things to do this afternoon. We apologize for that. That's my fault because we had some issues with the studio this morning so we are. GonNa have the studio. Do you up and running for forty five minutes which will give us a quick forty five minute podcast for you today. I guess you know when I think about it now. I didn't even have to mention that we could have just gotten to forty eighty five minutes and stopped. Yes and people would said Hey. What's the deal. Why is it so short but I'm telling you up front. It's because we're getting late started late today because we had issues with the studio and and now we've got people like Tom. Erin that have other responsibilities this afternoon so let's get to it first of all good week to you I haven't seen you since last Thursday. We've had a lot transpire. Only yes absolute lot. I'd like to start with the things that I actually care about. The most in that is is getting your reaction to the Redskins thirty to twenty seven loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. You were there. Yes I will you were in the locker room afterwards. What did you think of the overall day the effort and then the reaction to it well. I mean the overall effort first of all case keenum was is remarkable. It's very good he was he was very good and in the first half I mean he missed some things. Don't get me wrong like the biggest play the game east in the first half Jay gruden Chakib that I have video when he goes to apply for another head coaching job and say see look at that that's what I can do and that's not Aaron Rodgers back there. That's case keenum and we were playing the eagles. I mean that's how good that first half was for him and then the decision vision to me that I think that decision not to activate Adrian Peterson and this sense of urgency of using various guys I thought that I turned in the second half for them now. I'm in a real small minority on its. I'm sure you won't agree with me but there was a sequence of place early in the third quarter where Redskins lead twenty two fourteen at that point and they got the ball pretty deep in their own territory. Maybe twenty five ever maybe it was just the twenty five and I down there as guys no gain second down. I think it was case. Keenum Incomplete Pass S. third-down dairies guys five year loss. They had the ball for two minutes. They're basically and then punted the ball from deepen our own territory. Darren sproles WHO's found the Fountain of youth returned it to the forty seven yard line right and then you had the had the fifty he three yarder to deshaun Jackson for for touchdown to give Philly the lead at that point when they when they had the ball deepen their territory. You needed a running back who could grind it out. You needed a guy who could just move the chains. Once twice would have been great but just wants to have moved the chains to kept your defense off the field a little bit more kept phillies offense off the field a little bit more being even better field position when you punted the ball down the field to put philly deeper in their own territory. That was when you needed Adrian Peterson do I not I think eight. Do I know Adrian Peterson would have been able to do that. I don't know if he would've but I know he has done it. Darius Geiss has never done it in. NFL came name that was when they needed just they needed to. I down at that point. One would have been fine to would have been a gift at that point and then they punt the ball and maybe you never see the Sean Jackson touchdown pass after that and to me that that illustrated the foolishness of not just benching Adrian Peterson put this whole notion of of special teams. J. ALLUDED TO IT IN THE POST game press conference offerings talk about how impressive Darren sproles was in the game well. If that's the case why the sense of urgency I for dressing and starting various these guys what what was the urgency if this was a situation where you really felt you needed your special teams situation at that point y play the rookie too. If you're in a running back dilemma why why go with the guy who has it still hasn't proven himself in NFL game. I think Jay had a terrible had a great first half but it was overshadowed by his really foolhardy decision decision not to use Adrian Peterson. You know this is this is the great thing about what we do and I was talking to doc about this yesterday about you know it seems like like we get into this football season with this particular franchise and then what we do which is covered this team and talk about this team. It's it's the gift that it keeps on giving. It never stops. It is a total lock that they're going to give you something other than the results of the game which which more often than not or losses to talk about into be upset about into debate about in all positions more times than not a reasonable so so. I would just start with this like and I said this on the podcast yesterday with cooling and on the radio show after the defense failed them the defense. It's failed them and the defense failed them. I would get to like the fourth reason they lost the game. That's my view. The defense gave up three hundred and eight yards twenty five points and eight of ten on third down in the second half and by the way just for you know to mention this even though it doesn't show out outs statistically as much defense only allowed seven points in the first half but Philadelphia drove the ball on him. Philadelphia had a twelve play fifty or drive they windfall on a fourth in to the only reason they're I drive got derailed as Jackson got hit with a fifteen yard penalty fighting Dunbar. They scored a touchdown on one and then you know one another one they had a penalty so it's not like the defense was phenomenal in the first half but it wasn't the glaring issue that it became in the second half when it essentially could not get off the field at all at any point in time. Philadelphia went touchdown drive touchdown drive touchdown drive field goal Dr Neil out one plate and the game so I in terms of just this game and I'll get to the Adrian Peterson stuff. It's what happened on their first drive in the second half when geist gained nothing on a play in which and then on second and ten they were going to run them again but there was a false start all right with Moses now your first and second and fifteen and then they ran him again and Fletcher Cox completely blew up the interior of the line. Maybe Adrian three in Peterson on that first downplay would've gotten seven yards and then the for the false start would have been a second in eight instead of a second fifteen. I don't know maybe I I do know this that Jay Jay's success in the first half and the right game plan against Philadelphia was to attack Philadelphia's his weakness which was their secondary not their interior front seven trying to run the football against a team. That's difficult to run the football against and they we're successful doing what he you know had the idea to do would he in Kevin Okay McConnell game plan for which was to throw the ball with by the way hey supplies weapons to all of us not to them right. No one knew I mean we heard about Terry. McLaren hadn't seen it now. We know that guy's got not only blazing speed speed. He's got separation skill got hands. Get Him so this immediate you know when he got into camp optimism mm-hmm and almost the day one. We're hearing oh he's not. GonNa play special teams yeah. He's going to be your lead receiver and we're like really terry. maclaurin the guy they drafted in the third third round a we just thought he was a gunner a great specialty in May develop into a good receiver. We saw what they saw in the in the opener I I on the on the Peterson thing Tommy. It's like my feeling yesterday and I came in today on radio and spent too long talking about the calls just kept coming. I this is a real hot button topic right now. How the hell could Jay Gruden deactivate a hall of Famer and you mentioned the players that they had up in lieu of Peterson when those players like the runningback smallwood was in a nineteen special snaps. She's it's not like Adrian. Peterson where we see you would more likely than not. Who are you going to put down. WE'RE GONNA put down Chris Thompson. I'm certainly out guys okay. You're going to put down guys yeah. You're going to put down the guy who basically they told us a year ago. When they drafted him they stolen. He was a first round guy. This is emmett Smith Barry Sanders in Jim Brown in reincarnated. We're so smart for drafting this guy and of course he gets hurt. The only reason that Adrian Peterson is on this roster is he got hurt in the preseason last year and then Doug Williams did not ask for permission he decided to beg for forgiveness and just go ahead and bring Adrian Peterson in for a workout in Doug was right to do it neighboring great last year he wouldn't have been here had guys gotten hurt. had had guys not gotten hurt the season. They played guys in the third preseason. They look really good. Yes he did and Peterson look good in his one. Yes he did so you get into. The area of the coach made a decision that he thought it was in the best interests of the football team now. It's hard to really debate strongly that they wouldn't have been better off with with Peterson. You may be right. They could have been better ah better off a Peterson the experience the opener the the stage but I don't see any way in which was healthy off being drafted where he was last year. You're over the excitement over what we were told. We missed all last year not having guys to put him down in the opener. I can't imagine that that was ever going. Sonja possibility oh you're a prisoner of your own decision in that case. You're a prisoner of the decision to draft. Dairies guys know your yes. You are now your prisoner of the fact that the player that you WANNA play in. Maybe the right player to play for the football team. Best guys may have been the GUY TO J. Thanks gives them the best chance to win. Sunday Sunday best chance going forward the problem is is the player you deactivated was Adrian Peterson if it had been you know another journeyman journeyman running back that had had a good year. Let's just take Alfred Morris. Let's say Alfred Morris had come in last year and been you know the back for the redskins. When Guy Scott her. No one would have cared no no one would've it was the fact that that you're deactivating. Adrian Peterson and then the stories came out about how Whoa the locker room is not happy. You know all of these veteran players ears in the locker room that have well and so much not happy. It's gone beyond that Aaron what did bence. I just talked to Ben. What really yeah I just talked to him because somebody texted? I in me what he was reporting. Yes and call them because I didn't really understand what the text was and Ben Essentially believes that Gruden is the only Geiss Fan Dan on the coaching staff that the rest of the coaches believed that Adrian Peterson's just a flat out better player in would have been a better option for them not only in the opener but moving forward word which you know is a knock on Geiss and a credit to to to Adrian Peterson now. I do know that J does like guys. I also know that Bruce Likes guys. Remember remember Bruce didn't bring Adrian Peterson in Libya. I we know how petty and small minded he can be and jealousy can be..
"adrian" Discussed on Dan Churchill's The Epic Table
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"adrian" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I will be happy to put him on. He's. Thirty three and four that is his wreck thirty three and three. I'm sorry would one draw. He has never been knocked out. He did get put down by Markos Madonna, but he got up. He lost that fight. That was. That was back in December of two thousand and thirteen. Laws the show import in two thousand fifteen June of two thousand fifteen loss to Mikey Garcia in July of two thousand seventeen. Majority draw against Jesse Vargas last, April so Adrian Brodie. I mean in terms of potentially being a marquee. This fight is incredibly important to him. He loses this fight. He'll probably fall off the mat he wins this fight. It'd be a big difference of all how one of the belts. And Secondly, and more importantly, it will put him in line the face some of the elite dudes in the division. I don't know. Whether it's a rematch with children porter. Whether it's a match against God, Danny Garcia, whether to shot against Keith Thurman, whether his going against aero spins junior, who's my favorite in the welterweight division. There could be potentially a lot options for Adrian. Oh, because if he wins this fight he's a champion. So let's keep that in mind champion belt that many pack out took from Jeff worn. Now from Jeff on. I apologize. But. He just want. I'm sorry. I was somebody was in my LA this gentleman. I got a bit distracted my apologies. Adrian pro wants to come on at approximately thirty minutes past the hour. That's fine. Hopefully, he'll be ready to go adapt particular day and time, by the way, I didn't say Jeff home because a pack ya got robbed at the decision. Jeff one lost at but ended up winning that TKO against Lucas Matisse's DC t say so pack yet won that fight. It's got WB belt and as a result now. He's going to defend it against Adrian Pronin who will be all with us thirty minutes past the hour until then we'll get back to the phones and eighty eight say ESPN edited seven to nine three seven seven six. But before I do that. Scotty pippin. I don't know. I think he was on the jump is that right cat was he on a jump? Yes. He was on the jump with Rachel Nichols. Who bought away did a great job interview and boogie cousins is well, she always this great job. Scotty Pippen was speaking about Zion. Williamson of Duke. And he said something that got my attention. And I just can't avoid talking about it. I have to address it. I'm not doing my job if I chose to if I chose to ignore this. So let me just get right into it. Please play what Scottie Pippen said about Zion. Williamson please definitely going to be the number one pick. I mean, I think he's done enough for basketball college basketball that is more important personally now, and I think for him as a young player that I would show the down..
"adrian" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"I will be happy to put him on. He's. Thirty three and four that is his wreck thirty three and three. I'm sorry would one draw. He has never been knocked out. He did get put down by Markos Madonna, but he got up. He lost that fight. That was. That was back in December of two thousand and thirteen. Lost the show import in two thousand fifteen June of two thousand fifteen loss to Mikey Garcia in July of two thousand seventeen. Majority draw against Jesse Vargas last, April so Adrian Brodie. I mean in terms of potentially being a marquee. This fight is incredibly important to him. He loses this fight. He'll probably fall off the map. He wins this fight. It'd be a big difference of all how one of the belts. And Secondly, and more importantly, it will put him in line the face some of the elite dudes in the division. I don't know. Whether it's a rematch with children porter. Whether it's a match against God, Danny Garcia, whether to shot against Keith Thurman, whether his him going against aero spins junior, who's my favorite in the welterweight division. There could be potentially a lot options for Adrian, bro. Because if he wins this fight he's a champion. So let's keep that in mind champion belt that Manny Pacquiao took from Jeff horn. Now from Jeff Warner. I apologize. But. You just want. I'm sorry. I was somebody was in my LA this gentleman. I got a bit distracted my apologies. Adrian Brunel wants to come on at approximately thirty minutes past the hour. That's fine. Hopefully, he'll be ready to go adapt particular day, and Tom, by the way, I didn't say Jeff home because a pack ya got robbed at the decision. Jeff horn lost at but ended up winning that TKO against Lucas Matisse's DC t say so pack yet won that fight. It's got WBA belt and as a result now. He's going to defend it against Adrian Pronin who will be all with us thirty minutes past the hour until then we'll get back to the phones at eighty eight say ESPN is edited seven to nine three seven seven six. But before I do that. Scotty pippin. I don't know. I think he was on a jump is that right cat was he on a jump? Yes. He was on the jump with Rachel Nichols. Who bought away did a great job interview and boogie cousins is well, she always this great job. Scotty Pippen was speaking about Zion. Williamson of Duke. And he said something that got my attention. And I just can't avoid talking about it. I have to address it. I'm not doing my job if I chose to if I chose to ignore this. So let me just get right into it. Please play what Scottie Pippen said about Zion. Williamson please definitely going to be the number one pick. I mean, I think he's done enough for basketball college basketball that is more about him Portland personally now. And I think for him was a young player that I would shut it down..
"adrian" Discussed on Software Engineering Daily
"Adrian cock Croft is a partner with battery ventures and before that he was a cloud architecture. Netflix. Adrian, welcome to software engineering daily by so today, we're talking about schedulers and scheduling is a canonical topic of computer science. So let's start the conversation by exploring the fundamentals of schedulers. What is schedule? So scheduler is some software that allocates resources to something that needs to get done. And there are many, you know, it's a long history of this. It goes back to the beginning of computer science, and we keep sort of reinventing the same things over and over again to some extent that we keep applying the similar algorithms to different objects, basically different entities that need to be scheduled in. What is the problem that we're solving over and over again, why do we need to keep reinventing the idea of a scheduler with the same algorithms? Does actually multiple things solving full. And this is why there isn't one scheduling awkward you might want to run more efficiently. You might want to run with lower latency. I mean, you might want to get something done in the most efficient way postal or series of things might want to get individual things to finish quickly might want them to be scheduled. They're way that's fair to people sheds out the capacity to people in according to some policy. You've got those also how much you want to weigh what for vague ability. You know, if if something goes wrong, what he wants to do you want to recover from it? So there's lots of different possible things. Optimizing for on. That's why there are lots of different scheduling algorithms in the literature. Basically you're talking here about the different goals that scheduler can have and different goals manifest. In different strategies for how the scheduler tries to achieve that goal. What are the different strategies that map to these different goals that you've talked about? So if you. That's just say, I mean, that's chip probably better to talk about different types of schedulers. I could get a bit more concrete the things scheduling if we go back in history what we're trying to schedule is a piece of work that needs to hang program that needs to run and the most sort of common thing that people run into his operating system. So you have a bunch of processes that need to run on a computer, and which ones gonna run next. So that scheduling algorithm has to pick who runs next. So that's the state of scheduling, then when we went to multiple processes systems within had to figure out which CPU to run on. And if everyone was trying to run the same CPU, Wendy you choose to switch to a different CPU. And what's the cost of switching the cost of staying where you are. And so there's a whole lot of work that was done particularly in the nineteen nineties on Unix systems on lenox eventually. Was Lennox built. It's multiple Sasa sort of skied ability to get the system to scale. So those little to work down on Solarz, for example, if you look up Hendry Tucker he was one of the key engineers working on this of as a paper from nineteen Ninety-three who the benefits of cash efficient cash, affinity, scheduling and shit memory multiple processes. So that's kind of a summary of the state of the was in ninety three for as the hit twenty process of machines. We would try to figure out which the twenty CPS you run them. So that was one piece of the problem, then went to networks of machines. So we're looking at load balances and load balances a trying to send traffic to the right machine. So that's another scheduling problem. And nowadays, we've got what clothes sort of containerize what clothes where we're trying to decide. I have a container. Where should I run it which hosts should I run it on? How should I distribute across the system? So all of these are examples of schedulers. And they also sort of have the same underlying principles the applies to them. So how do the schedulers on a single machine differ from the schedulers that are being used to manage resources across a cluster of machines? I think the main difference is the is the availability dimension if you'll trying to schedule a let's say you've got, you know, a bunch of services a bunch of container example, says most Dakota bunch of containers which. Providing a service if I happened to schedule the mole in the same container host and that contain hose fails, I've lost my service..
"adrian" Discussed on Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
"And you said you liked it. Gonna start up his, he's gonna start. Did he miss that show? I don't know. Look, they hear what they wanna hear. It's hard when nobody likes criticism. Let's put that out there. But when someone in our field someone is done what we've done criticize I can imagine, you know, it's one thing for me to say this doctor doesn't know what he's doing, but it's another thing when a doctor says, the doctor doesn't know what he's doing or lawyer. This lawyer is incompetent. That's a whole different ballgame you talking about to go jacket wears saying to Asia Peterson is not the same guy, and he's not gonna be what he wants was with this new team that have extra significance him and he looks at it like I'm attacking him. They repeated. I don't really know him like that, but I can talk about his performance on the field in what I've seen over the last couple of years. And I see a diminishing. Adrian Peterson that doesn't take away from what you've accomplished greatest back of generation and it's not close. I don't want to speak for Chris Carter, but as you well know pre first things first, he was a big part of our show here on spewed in his things started to go wrong for Adrian in Minnesota. Chris's like legend. The big ambassador for the franchise Reid. He's Mr. Viking. Yes, Chris was the first to say, hey, you need to accept to you are now and maybe take less money just to finish it out and rice odor memory talked about how Adrian's gets the red carpet treatment game, and you get your family on the sideline. And if you go somewhere else, you might not get all those perks, right? You're not. No, no one is going to treat you if you are great players get with an original with original team that.
"adrian" Discussed on The Two Shot Podcast
"How the devil all yet thursday as the podcast it's the two shot podcast i'm craig parkinson and you'll you knew here thank you so much for down and subscribing really means the world so this is episode forty six lisa good one you know what is ready it's mr adrian doumba i know is exciting right so the thing is since eighty is always always on my list and i know that listeners of always said when he in adrian dumbarton so let me tell you when i first started the podcast i emailed a few people eighty one of them and i emailed areas a lot to come on this podcast i'm started in and we have a not turn people really great i didn't hear anything so i'll worried what is no into a and then you have replied to me as like him and then excuse me by bumped into him in london with a few of the friends and you mentioned about the podcast because it was already open running by the dow did you get my email and he said well what is the way to komo on i think he didn't get the email everyone so we sort it out we met in london we beautiful sunny day it was just before the after awards which he was quite rightly nominated for and we made them we went down to the basement and we hit record and this is it i think even a radio of it this is episode forty six of the to shop podcast with the fantastic adrian tomba and joy and i'll see end.
"adrian" Discussed on Around the NFL
"Personnel is an innocent man that you get pulled into this and you have to address this and you have a family and you have kids we saw him at the owners meetings with his family all smiles and if it actually was something that happened then he does deserve to to to have come up at some point and we're gonna see what happens i think the lions have said what they're gonna say about it and now he goes back to the business of coaching his team they have a rookie minicamp on friday and i think it's it's almost silly because you're right there's no way to to know anything on it but to your point dan if there's anything else that does come out or anything moving forward then the lions are going to then it's going to be on them to respond and if nothing else comes out i think it's just gonna be something that hangs over this season it's a fluid situation i think let's move on adrian peterson we did a live hit for nfl network earlier this week about free agents some of our so many viewers we're not even trillions yeah we don't even know if actually happened that tape wasn't even live i don't like the light of the audience i'm sorry little camera magic there you know adrian peterson doesn't have a job the segment we did was free agents that are notable guys that could probably help team that's don't don't have a gig so all day one of the great running backs of this generation still looking for work he's posting workout videos and showing that he's still can get it done tom pal cerro had a conversation with ap he had this to say i'm healthy and i'm ready to roll if you want someone to help you win a championship and be productive be very productive you know how to contact me wes i know you believe all day deserves another year in this league do you think it happens.
"adrian" Discussed on First Things First
"You better no this sean paying will fire back at you sam payne comes from what coaching tree build par cells and he coaches the same way so we see that anymore you will see agent peter youth nine that he thought he was map plan nine steps last night he'll be playing less than as the season goes on i when i was reading about this game last night people were already writing articles or blog posts about potential trade destinations adrian peterson here's thing the the book is out we now have a a big sample size he's not good anymore like that doesn't mean he wasn't great right he was great adrian peterson is the second best running back to me of less fifteen twenty years behind only lithuanian tomlinson but it has less twelve games he's giving a three point three yards per carry and fifty five yards per game he hasn't had a 100yard game city i'm sorry he's had one 100yard game since november 30th of 2015 we are in twenty seventeen he's just he is not a valuable piece anymore so what i wanna know from you chris is you'll never got to this place with the vikings you your final year with the vikings you were you are no longer no disrespect the best receiver and football but you were still a very valuable football player how do you think he deals with being going from i am bar i'm the league mvp that height to where he is now less 90s officials water his back.
"adrian" Discussed on First Things First
"Two tuesday edition the first things first podcast this is nicaragua's big both shoulder fairly greg is here future a hall of famer larry pitch gerald rejoined the show clause four talk and if the vikings are for real and does adrian peterson news admit he's no longer blow adrian peterson subscribe to the show on apple podcast leave us a review make it five stars looks fit it started right now the vikings dominated a face twenty nine nineteen in the early games sam bradford carved up new england with three a new orleans with three hundred forty six yards and three touchdowns ricky davin cooked ran for one hundred twenty seven yards in his nfl debut and minnesota's defense held adrian peterson the former viking to just eighteen yards in his return after the game san bradford said the sky is the limit for this vikings team we were very confident progress that miki from both huge to try and keep the we were playing know i saw in our garage and i was really the first time that it translated onto i think that we have the capability of doing that on a regular basis guys all eyes i thought run adrian peterson coming out and all eyes are on how well this vikings team played at the end of this i thought they had a really good game overall ccr the vikings for real this year the vikings arthur real an i can understand why people would think no they're not for real after last season's getting off to a five star finishing the last levin gamzo three and aid for a stiller a nate record but the vikings they have a huge huge homefield advantage playing in the new stadium may have their they had five new offensive line and view tack sam braff.