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Remembering a Video Game Pioneer
"Hey listeners mike schneider here in molina and welcome back to talking tech so mike. I remember a while back. You were writing the story about jerry lawson who is a black pioneer the video game industry. The folks might know about and his name has come back in the news again. That's right Jerry lawson who passed away in two thousand eleven was an engineer and designer at fairchild camera and instrument company in silicon valley there. He led a team that created a game system called the fair fairchild video entertainment system now a lot of you may not have heard of that and the reason you may not have heard of this because a year later the atari twenty six hundred came out in nineteen seventy seven but the reason the fairchild consoles important is because that was the first one that could play an unlimited number of games because it was the first us games on cartridges. Obviously that led to eventually an entire video game industry. You know where you could buy whatever game she wanted and put him in play them and take them out and changed another game. A lot of the early game systems had all the games. Hardwired in or they used other more rudimentary types of data. Anyway so now. The usc games program at the university of southern california in los angeles has announced the gerald lawson endowment fund for black and indigenous students at it's an initiative to increase the minority representation in games in tech and the grand will be known as lawson scholars and a familiar name take two
"atari" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Console a wireless modern controller so the just like the controllers. You'd see on a playstation or xbox and it has the classic joystick that everybody probably remembers from backing the atari twenty. Six hundred days only wireless I got a chance to check it out for a bit It's really fun. It's a really interesting idea It looks a lot like the of old but it just has a lot of different wrinkles and changes to it first off. You don't have the you know the knobs and toggles to do things like tell the atari that it's a color tv or black and white tv instead. You have usb ports in the front and the back you have hd to get high def and then you also have support for ethernet and there's also the power button on the back the controller itself. The joystick Has a lot of new wrinkles to it. There's now a second button. It actually sits on the back of the controller. So you have the standard red button that you would hit on the top the circular one and there's another one on the back side Along with that the stick itself rotates which reminded me a lot of those old atari paddle controllers where it had like a dial me twist the dial to move stuff like it worked great for games like pong and breakout There's also led lights on the controller and they rumble two. So if you're playing like asteroids. I was noticing like if i was trying to rock it away from an asteroid or do something else it would rumble a little bit. So there's those touches as well As far as the games go. I mean they're obviously going for like an arcade style vibe with everything. They have a collection of old atari games that you can choose from. I mention asteroids. They have stuff like centipede. Millipedes pong lots of stuff there. They also have a lot of newer arcade type games as well. So you're not gonna find anything like a call of duty for example or a fortnight. It's very much like it. Feels like you're back in an arcade in the eighties. But here's where the gets really interesting. You can also download other apps like netflix's or disney plus or youtube and the console also has a pc mode so you can install your own system on it and use the device almost as a mini. Pc's have games on your pc. You can technically play those on the bcs so it sounds like there. There's been a big a big retro game movement over the last couple of years. Obviously in this planning that but they also are trying to give you the other options like for streaming and things like that. I'm just wondering pretty pricy Price tag four hundred dollars. I'm just wondering how much i wanna play older games. I mean i. I would love to play you know missile command. You know here on my tv. And i don't know if there's if there's anything in any of the game store on playstation or xbox and has that. But i don't know that i want for four hundred dollars. What what are your thoughts about that..
"atari" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Move over playstation xbox and then to switch it's twenty twenty one and there's a new video game console coming from familiar industry name. So does everyone listening remember atari. I'm sure a lot of you do be atari. Vce s is here. It is a brand new video game console from atari. It's available to preorder now. It costs three ninety nine. It includes the console a wireless modern controller so the just like the controllers. You'd see on a playstation or xbox and it has the classic joystick that everybody probably remembers from backing the atari twenty. Six hundred days only wireless I got a chance to check it out for a bit It's really fun. It's a really interesting idea It looks a lot like the of old but it just has a lot of different wrinkles and changes to it first off. You don't have the you know the knobs and toggles to do things like tell the atari that it's a color tv or black and white tv instead. You have usb ports in the front and the back you have hd to get high def and then you also have support for ethernet and there's also the power button on the back the controller itself. The joystick Has a lot of new wrinkles to it. There's now a second button. It actually sits on the back of the controller. So you have the standard red button that you would hit on the top the circular one and there's another one on the back side Along with that the stick itself rotates which reminded me a lot of those old atari paddle controllers where it had like a dial me twist the dial to move stuff like it worked great for games like pong and breakout There's also led lights on the controller and they rumble two. So if you're playing like asteroids. I was noticing like if i was trying to rock it away from an asteroid or do something else it would rumble a little bit. So there's those touches as well As far as the games go. I mean they're obviously going for like an arcade style vibe with everything. They have a collection of old atari games that you can choose from. I mention asteroids. They have stuff like centipede. Millipedes pong lots of stuff there. They also have a lot of newer arcade type games as well. So you're not gonna find anything like a call of duty for example or a fortnight. It's very much like it. Feels like you're back in an arcade in the eighties. But here's where the gets really interesting. You can also download other apps like netflix's or disney plus or youtube and the console also has a pc mode so you can install your own system on it and use the device almost as a mini. Pc's have games on your pc. You can technically play those on the
Atari Is Back With a New Console
"Move over playstation xbox and then to switch it's twenty twenty one and there's a new video game console coming from familiar industry name. So does everyone listening remember atari. I'm sure a lot of you do be atari. Vce s is here. It is a brand new video game console from atari. It's available to preorder now. It costs three ninety nine. It includes the console a wireless modern controller so the just like the controllers. You'd see on a playstation or xbox and it has the classic joystick that everybody probably remembers from backing the atari twenty. Six hundred days only wireless I got a chance to check it out for a bit It's really fun. It's a really interesting idea It looks a lot like the of old but it just has a lot of different wrinkles and changes to it first off. You don't have the you know the knobs and toggles to do things like tell the atari that it's a color tv or black and white tv instead. You have usb ports in the front and the back you have hd to get high def and then you also have support for ethernet and there's also the power button on the back the controller itself. The joystick Has a lot of new wrinkles to it. There's now a second button. It actually sits on the back of the controller. So you have the standard red button that you would hit on the top the circular one and there's another one on the back side Along with that the stick itself rotates which reminded me a lot of those old atari paddle controllers where it had like a dial me twist the dial to move stuff like it worked great for games like pong and breakout There's also led lights on the controller and they rumble two. So if you're playing like asteroids. I was noticing like if i was trying to rock it away from an asteroid or do something else it would rumble a little bit. So there's those touches as
"atari" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto
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"atari" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto
"A blow does onto onto onto anchor. let's see. What else was i going to say. Oh yeah yeah as. I've been addicted to watching love boat episodes in. It's so crazy because there's so many revelations that are happening in that show Like i told you there's certain certain things like oh my gosh. That's why i know about that. Or that's why i know about that. And there's one where the guy jay walker citizen from good times. He's on the show twice but the second time he's on the show. He plays a ghost. Actually i thought he was really cool to see love. Boquet more into a supernatural area. You could see that. They have a bigger budget. Now you start seeing a lot more extras lot. More bit parts really intriguing. So been doing that. I've been uploading caputo. Qna's for film accuracy. Those take some time. I got to put. Titles on their The opening there's that opening animation at ryan made which is really cool. So i gotta put that on there and then Titles and all that razzmatazz and then So that takes a certain amount of time to render and then Export and then another certain amount of time right down all the stuff uploaded to youtube so many little details involved and then you and then you include that you go should hook that into a playlist. So then you have a playlist of those qna's and then it just makes it Just makes it good and easy. I saw the first episode of invincible. Tat comic book show it's adult oriented I don't mean. I mean as far as i i. I haven't seen any sex scenes but adult oriented in terms of some language in there. You know but. I'm pretty sure every pretty much. Every seventh or eighth grader starts picking up picking up those words and then You just use using them all the time you ever notice that once you started learning with these swear words were once you felt that freedom of saying these these special these particular adult words when you weren't around your parents or other adults and you just went haywire with. It's like whoa. it's like a new toy f. this f. that you know there. There's some i think i hear. I think the mom calls the sun in any hole or something in the show. Kids just being a jerk. But it's it's it's really. i mean. the other thing that i wanted to say was that what's sort of adult about his at. There's some bloody cuts on his show. I mean it's there's a rickety feeling. I think we tend to like stuff that has a rickety aspect to it. Because we're hoping i think secretly were hoping that things are going to get balanced in some way and I could just tell that that's a show. That's to be a dick addictive. And i got other stuff that i got to put together. Its weight is. That's what it is. It's the feeling of that. You know that knock knock in my noggin saying saying. Hey can you saying Saying is a very confused group of people here. Trying to park acting very strange very weird. Very slow i will. I'll talk to you more later. Oh my gosh. This person what is going on. I understand caution throwing caution to the wind. But now she's throwing it to the trees.
"atari" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto
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"atari" Discussed on 60-Second Science
"Up. Whether you're pro gamer. Or you dip your toes into that world every once in a while. Chances are you got stuck way playing a video game wines or was even gloriously defeated by one. I know i have maybe near frustration. You kicks the console at. Oh maybe you took it out on the controllers or fear an atheist kid like me made the joystick bay now a group of computer scientists from uber. Ai are taking revenge for all of us who've been in this situation before using a family of simple algorithms stacked go explore. They went back and beat some of the most notoriously difficult atari games whose chunky blocks of pixels and aid bit tunes had once challenged taunted and even enraged us but what does revisiting those games from the eighties and nineties accomplish besides fulfilling a childhood fantasy according to the scientists who publish their work in nature experimenting with solving video games. That require a complex. Hard exploration gives way to better learning algorithms. They become more intelligent and perform better under real world scenarios. One of the nice things of go explorer is that it's not just limited to to games but that you can also apply to practical like robotics that was ios taza one of the principal researchers at uber. Ai use developed go explore with adrian and other scientists. So how does it actually work. Let's start with the basics. When ai processes images of the world and the form of pixels it does not know which changes should count and which should be ignored for instance slight change in the pattern of the clouds in the sky in a game. Environment is probably an important when exploring said game but finding a missing key certainly is but to the i both involve changing if you pixels in the world this is where deep reinforcement learning comes in. It's an area of machine. Learning that helps an asian analyzing environment to decide what matters in which actions count through feedback signals in the form of extrinsic and intrinsic rewards. This thing that edibles basically constantly do can imagine if you touch a hot stove You immediately get a strong negative mexican like. Hey that's something you shouldn't do in the future if you eat a bar of chocolate. Assuming you like chocolates immediately gets a positive feedback signals like. Hey maybe i should seek out chocolate more in the future. The same is true for machine. Learning these are problems where the agent has to take some actions and then maybe it's wins a game. Creating an algorithm that can navigate rooms with traps obstacles to jump over rewards to collect and pitfalls to avoid means that you have to create an artificial intelligence that is curious and that can explore an environment in a smart way. This helps had decide. What brings it closer to goal or how to collect hard to get treasures reinforcement. Learning is great for that but it isn't perfect in every situation in practice reinforcement learning works. Well if you have very rich feedback if you can tell. Hey this move is good. That move is back. This move is that move is back in. Atari games like montezuma's revenge. The game environment offers little feedback. And it's wards can intentionally lead to dead ends randomly exploring this pace just doesn't cut it could imagine and this is especially true in video games like montezuma's revenge that sometimes you have to take a lot of very specific actions you have to dodge has urged jump over enemies. You can imagine a random actions like. Hey maybe i should jump here in. This new place is just going to a lee to a game over because that was a bad place to jump and this is especially if you have to if you're already fairly deep into the game so let's say you want to explore level to if you start taking actions in level one and just randomly dying. You're not going to make progress on exploring to you. Can't rely on intrinsic motivation alone. Which in the context of artificial intelligence typically comes from exploring new or unusual situations. Let's say you have a rowboat and it can go left into a house and right into house. let's say at first it goes left's it explores left means that it gets this intrinsic rewards for a while. It doesn't quite finish exploring left and so points the episode ends and it starts new in the starting room and this time it goes right. It goes fairly far into the room underwrites. It doesn't quite experience and then it goes back to the to the starting room now. The problem is because it has gone both left and right and basically already seen the started no longer gets as much intrinsic motivation from going there in short it stops exploring and cows that as a win detaching from a place that was previously visited after collecting reward does not work in difficult games. Because you might leave out important clues go explore goes around this by not rewarding some actions such as going somewhere new instead. It encourages sufficient exploration of space with no or little hints by nibbling its agents explicitly. Remember promising places or estates in a game. Once the asian keeps a record of that state it can then reload it intentionally explore. What on goal the first return then explore principle according to adrienne leaning on another form of learning cold imitation learning were asians can mimic human tasks that eight. I can go a long way. Especially in the field of robotics. In some cases you have a difference between the world that you can train in and sort of like the real world so one example would be if you're doing robotics in robotics. It's it's possible to have simulations of your of your robotics environments that of course you wanted to your robot to run in the real world right when you can do. Then if you're in a situation like that of course the simulation is not exactly the same as the environment suggests having something that works in simulation. It's not necessarily sufficient and then pretty much i mean we show that in in our work but really what we're doing is we're using existing adams that are called imitation learning and what it is is just takes an existing solution to a problem and just make sure make sure that you can reliably use that solution. Even when there are slight variations in your environment including you know being the real world rather than a nation even in your i say their models strength lies in simplicity. it can be adapted and expanded easily into real life applications such as language learning or drug design that was sixty second science in the suspected. Am i thank you for listening..
WandaVision Episode 7 Breakdown
"All right. I was excited about this because as we were texting i was literally going. I knew it. I knew it throughout the whole episode so very satisfying for me and you also knew it. And i can't wait for you to brag on that moment in just a minute but first this week the sitcom style was modern family meets the office and as a fan of both of those shows. I loved it. Wanda was very wanda's parts were were modern family and visions parts. Were the office. So it was like a weird. It seems like it would be weird. But i liked it. It worked for me. So we start with wanda dealing with the aftermath of the halloween episode her expanding the hacks her trying to say vision her dealing with a fake brother and her kids are like really worried about her. They come upstairs trying to figure out what's going on their game. Is glitch ing which shows that things are not completely under control anymore. They're game went from like a week controller to a believe. It was like a dreamcast controller. Who atari and then to just you know playing cards. The kids are like what is happening. Billy tells one that his head hurts. Now that's this is an important moment. Not only because every mutant on the planet. I'm pretty sure that has telepathic. Abilities has at one point in their origin stories. Said it's so noisy in here because they can hear everybody's thoughts until they learn to filter and really kind of controller powers. Jean grey charles exhibitor. They've all dealt with that Yes ashley stay out of my head. No because you won't stay out of mine so anyways that's important to hold onto because it's gonna come into play later. Now they do a whole office montage for the opening credits. And there's a quick shot of a it. Looks like one of those ransom notes where they've cut out a letter from a magazine or newspaper. It says i know what you were doing. Wanda who is that. We don't know. There's also a cute little amish to stanley in the license plate that says wanda and i just kinda hope like i know. We're obviously not getting any more cameras from him. But i would love to see something of his or something that reminds us of him to show up in each of these shows and movies going forward mice personal like i dunno to sense outside. Sword has mustard together and they are preparing for a massive attack on westview. Because once again told you so hayward's bad guy like a really bad guy. He's not even trying to be a good guy right at the recently. Not second he might have announced good enough so told you so. Vision wakes up and he's surrounded by the sword circuit and darcy is inside the circus as the escape artists. So when we last are choose being sucked into the heck's and she was wearing hand she was handcuffed to like the sword vehicle. Well now. She's escape artists but she can easily get out of it. She does not remember. Who vision is. She thinks he's trying to hit on her. She's like hard past dude. I'm like not into you like this is not going to be a thing. Envisions like dude. Don't you remember. We locked eyes. We had a moment you understood me. She's like no and just blocks away from him The boys are wondering where their dad is and wanda says. She can't force him to do anything. So it's again i think. She is finally accepted the fact visions outside of her control
Off Line, Off Policy RL for Real World Decision Making At Facebook
"Right. Everyone i am here with jason galaxy. Jason is a software engineering manager at facebook. Jason welcome to the komo podcast. Thank you thank you so traveling museum a super excited to jump into this conversation. Let us start the way we always do. You share a little bit of your background. What got you started down. The path of working in a shore has a great question. So so i am for me computers. Where were sort of just amazing. You'll mysterious thing. I grew up you going to a lot of like thrift stores at garage sales and all of that with my folks in kind of a first generation college student and so so we found a computer in an old atari four hundred eight hundred outta garage sale. Now i remember Had just one kind of game on it and the game was called basic night thought. Oh let's plug. This had happened. And it was just a screen with weird. Weird letters and just blinking cursor. I was like wow this kind of different than Than pong or whatever. My cousin had i think he had a nintendo or whatever it was. Did you get the special basic keyboard with those clicky buttons. Oh so well. This atari had the keyboard kind of built day was the four hundred eight hundred. The keyboard is all kind of in the unit. Interest is so is like these really hard buttons you. You'd press it. And i think over time. Some of the button stopped working. So that really changed on my variable names were called and everything right What i had which was basic for the twenty six hundred which had separate accessory keyboard with trying to remember where you see those keyboards nowadays. Like it's the same kind of thing that you find on like a cheap remote. It's like cliquey plastic. Oh is it the one with the nine the like Because i know the two thousand six hundred had that nine almost like a telephone pad. It's something like well. If i'm thinking of the right thing. It was like in two pieces and a slit together and there was like yeah try americ- thing and like the mathematical symbols and like the other programming symbols and thought about this in longtime also. Yeah yeah so you always this this kind of thing. I mean you really never knew what you were going to expect. And if it felt totally magical and naturally what got me into it. I i remember. I made a an arm wrestling game. We're basically you'd have to hit the space bar a bunch of times and if you hit it fast enough you want at arm wrestling and it just kind of went from there of just always had a huge passion for it and one of the things have always been interested in is kind of like the whole turing test idea and even going beyond that sort of superhuman a and what that really means. And so you if you think about. Let's say computer vision. You have human level. I that is already pretty awesome. I maybe you could have superhuman. You could have a really eagle-eye vision but it's kind of like that's maybe less getting the human levels already ninety percent of the way there's already of the value But when i saw things. I read about things like deep blue. And he's these things that could do amazing kind of the decision making and strategic thinking that was really just ignited something and so after. I finished my studies. I decided to go get a phd focused on game playing in these economic simulations and things like that and so after i got my phd. In that i went to his working with some contractors for a while. Then i went to google research where continue to work on a decision making and doing strategic planning and all of that with the help of machines and then i have kind of worked my way into a facebook which is where i'm at now working on starting up this region team where we're trying to produce a decision making system for ultimately for the whole world like the think of the For decision making that people can just grab and go
Houston Rockets reportedly pursuing Harden trade from Philadelphia 76ers centered on Ben Simmons
"I don't know what transpired between the sixers. And the rockets. And i would be suspicious of anybody telling you exactly what was offered when was offered if there was even a firm offer because i have learned mostly through the celtics. Frankly then reconstructing failed. Trade talks is a fool's errand and quite frustrating. But i i will. There were lots of reports that the sixers and the rockets were haggling over. What philadelphia would have to attach to. Ben simmons to get james harden so it was a tireless maxi plus x picks retirees maxi plus one pick was atari maxi plus matisse stibal plus no picks plus two. I don't know. I don't know here's what i know or i'm ninety percent certain that i know ben. Simmons made all nba last year. And he's twenty four years old and if the rockets wanted ben simmons day could have had been simmons. I don't know what was offered again. I don't know if there was ever a firm offer gm's often push back. Oh that was never offered will. Did you talk about he ever. did you offer it. no. I don't know what even like. When does it become an offer. I don't know. I am very confident. If the rockets wanted ben simmons day could have had ben simmons and they chose this package over ben simmons and not to be boring guy. I don't really have a huge problem with that. I wouldn't have had a huge problem with them. Getting ben simmons either. I think ben's really good. I've ordered them all nba. And i email defense last year. He's awesome. There is a chance that all these picks end up in the twenty s. I don't think it's a good chance but there is a chance and yeah. All these picks are awesome. They can get into trade talks now. Never be able to compete with oklahoma city in new orleans if a superstar becomes available but if they think this is more valuable than ben simmons. I don't have used problem with that. Because it is a whole lot of picks it is a whole lot of picks a whole lot of swaps. And it's gonna turn into something and as you said like you can build a really good team around ben simmons. It's just gonna take you time to build it
"atari" Discussed on Joey's Totally Tech
"Gives you the amd risa Processor specifically the reisen are sixteen of six g eight years brady on graphics on that of course And at two point six gigahertz with a three point five gigahertz boost handles. hdr video streaming The difference between the eight hundred and four hundred eight hundred has eight gigabytes ram. the four hundred has four gigabytes of ram Both are upgradable. Just slight your pc. Okay i think i might crack the atari. Bcs team convention go So surrounding a custom Limit space operating system called atari world at squads have a tory store and it and You get atari fox which is like there's a whole bunch of tari games specifically stuff from atari Times with asked for free There's also atari vault to available in their store. That's more games of course game collection such. Yes exactly yes. I don't know if they have any licensed stuff like activision division or namco or anything and Second one i know. They didn't have any of that stuff with the first one. Because i've got a tar evolved for the let's see where was i So yeah it's got the atari world operate assisted like i said There's also a pc mode where you can install your own operating system windows on there. You can put some other lennox distribution on there but the be on their what hap- also heard that it was going to ship with answering stream is that true yes does with an streamed that's a subscription service. But he could like play a lot of arcade games on there as well as a lot of retro computer games not just tori stuff like commodore spectrum. A few others. I've got it in my notes here. So why can said. There was a lot of controversy surrounding the system on the development of this was plagued with this year's one thing. There's no prototype. When the indy gug are paid Launched say no. He board their money not knowing that the thing was even going to exist. And that's kind of the risk. You run when you when you contribute. India sites like indego all back. Yeah you're an investor an investor in a business or a product. This ever guarantee that you're going to get a return on investment. You know what. I'm saying. You're basically you're giving your money in good faith that logged faith. Turn your best but things happen. All the types is there any so kinds of crazy stuff going on was just the on sites. There's certain you know certain cautiously place to help the day. It may or may not product like if they don't do they get if they meet their goal but they still able to produce so well. Yeah that's true. I know kickstarter at least requires a prototype which i think is a good requirement. Indie gogo does not require prototype. I do that too. It's just two different companies. I guess they're trying to cater to relate to different demographics. But you know obviously kick starters for someone that maybe had a little more startup it also it also depends on what your product is in meeting a game system. That would take a lot more sort of capital say. You're making like a little plastic due to be. They know that attach is like your iphone or something and a tory deathly was not as the company that was then have capital that it would have had back in the day going into this at this point like came out very faithfully dislike. You know if you want all those old atari stuff is kinda were expecting pretty much living off the nostalgia of those previous licenses. Seventy i mean. I guess the last thing i can think of as rollercoaster tycoon. Maybe there's some stuff. After that i can't remember um force there was the. Tari flashback. sis abs. I've got one of them here but that's made by. At games and licensed by atari so um atari themselves to make those. They had some other project to some with a watch that then work out. You know everyone's trying to get in the world will tech game So yeah they had an indie gogo campaign with though prototype yet the fundraising was successful and some people took. It's a bigger risk. Would you don't when you're doing this on a site with the prototype. Yeah because A lot of people want to see the thing actually working at doesn't need to complete but they won't see at work it before they invest people were giving their money Blindly you know just They had to have complete faith that things would come out. You know. I mean you got a huge like atari behind it. I guess you would think like you know. Hey maybe this trust yeah. Little did they know i think. A lot of people didn't know atari. His company at once was search. We mentioned that already. Yeah so of course. They had made a video for their Atari us early on Showing some people playing games on the tv and they showed tempus. Four thousand one main Game that they had shown there and hope he bore gain. Oh yeah tempus four thousand is going to be on this system comes find out the developers of tempests four thousand had agreed to do atari us version for this new atari company. That's pretty wild. It's of like You ever seen wayne's world two before Wayne trump to. I've seen the original wayne's world well the plots pretty simple basically Wayne he has vision. I guess john morrison from the doors. He comes amid a dream he says you gotta frickin throw a huge music festival and warm and get the pay people to show up from a music festival is if you both them. They will come so the entire premise of the movie is. He starts his festival. Col wayne stock. And he's looking these bands but he never talks to them so it's like he's like advertising the band going to be there even though he doesn't really think they're going to be there. So but yes. The tempest is a game. People recognize can put it.
"atari" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Looked it up. I i don't i guess maybe play enough. Atari was invented strafing. Apparently yeah that's a big deal. Goldeneye straight Yeah okay but it was bad as pacman was it was nowhere near the flop of et a game so bad. It is often cited as the worst video game of all time and possibly the most overrated movie of all time. I fucking hate that. But that was not a star wars. That's the most overrated all time as much as i loved it. It absolutely does not hold up your little bit hard to watch. Yeah i'm actually with you. I love that movie as a kid but yeah no okay so to be clear. Deserve the title of the worst video game of all time But it probably is the worst video game that like anyone ever looked forward to playing. Yeah i mean it's pretty bad but it isn't the king james. Bible for gameboy. Thanks graham thank you. I want to do an essay on wisdom tree games. But i walk so the english language doesn't really have words to describe how disappointing the video game is and for good reason right. Human beings should be trusted with anything that powerful but suffice to say it was shit it was. It is literally impossible to enjoy. Even ironically consists of walking around one order seconds before you followed a stupid fucking hall and then just when you're getting out of the pocket hall you fall back into the same city up your head the whole you felt elena so yep yeah it's just when you were thinking what the fuck is going on. Some dude would show up and carry you away in the game is over and you lost an entire god damage. Sounds two thousand twenty the video game when you when you say that at the end of the game when you lost rudy giuliani shows up to sue you. It's finally yes. It was so bad they actually needed to call poor seasons. I should point out by the way this is not just like my embittered experience with it. reviewers at the time even called it monotonous convoluted and inane. Even by nine hundred eighty. Four it was ranked as the second worst atari gave of all time it has enjoyed a spot at or near the top of worst games ever lists and those watering how bad a game has to be to make that list to others on that list from a casual. Google are rape theme yup yup. I'm not doing that either. So all right now to his credit the guy who program this game was a fucking genius. Howard scott worship was the creator of yours revenge which is a strong contender for best game on the twenty six hundred. It's not it's it's good when it's but it's a strong contender and already. He had handled a major movie property in his raiders of the lost ark game. Which is it's no revenge. But it's still a pretty fun game even with the bizarre to choice stick inventory. Nonsense let go no. He said everyone involved is dead. No he's dead now with with. Et they gave shaw all of twenty-three goddamn minister program. The fucking thing having totally failed to learn their god damn lesson about pacman. They gave him less than five weeks to complete development and to be honest his concept was shit right. Like this was even. If they'd given him a year to work on it. It still would have been a shitty gay. Just probably not a historically shitty gaffey gave him a year. You could have made it over that first whole yeah hilo you can make it to the second home all right so that made for two high publicity flops. In one year for atari. They poured money into marketing on both of them. And though they sold more than a million copies of both games they still wound up with huge stockpiles of unsold and returned cartridges. That quickly started collecting dust. Now it doesn't really take long for atari to decide that they don't wanna pay the warehouse those anymore so they quietly to blow the is walking up and down the warehouse through the shirt. Alright so they quietly load up several truckloads of unsold merchandise and they take him to a landfill near alamogordo new mexico and buried them. They meant to do this quietly. But it wound up being reported in the new york times which is the opposite of quiet. I a shitty pack important shittier game. We're not enough to do in the company right at technically still exist no but it would continue releasing ever sadder consoles until the mid nineties but their failures were major contributors to the larger video game crash of nineteen ninety-three that wiped out a ton of smaller companies and their high profile failures combined with the increasing prevalence of home computers. That's what we call them back. Then people home computers because belonged your home anyway. Let a lot of indecisive observers to doubt there was any real future in the dedicated video game console a characteristic that gamers maintain to this day. Yeah pc master. Race ooh really. You're a big fan. Two thousand and five mac book and the only game you own is star do valley. What are you talking about all right. Fire wire and monster cables. What are you okay. So officially atari denied the infamous game burial for a long fuck for decades. The whole idea surf to the edge of urban legend until a couple of documentarian scott. Permission to dig up the site and prove once and for all whether or not the ship was down there and sure enough between a layer of concrete that atari had poured the cover. There's apparently thousands upon thousands of unsold games were discovered. It made recovering their games harder than playing.
"atari" Discussed on Citation Needed
"Literally numbers and six hundred gareth. I like that bill. Fifty two hundred long joe with your one twenty eight. We're going we're going with fifty two. It's fine sixty thousand. And what am. I made a fucking zest. I didn't say kingdom. What is wrong with it's fine now. Love drill into the specs on the atari six. I'd be amazing. Been warned not to tom. No don't worry no you lost me video games. I like this entire series has just been to try to get on the airplane. I'll mr t. You know so. I won't say much. But i have to say okay. The atari twenty six hundred the gaming console that defined the eighties and kicked off the largest entertainment industry and the history of the world had one hundred twenty eight bytes of ram way. Yes you heard that right. And i said that i did not mean to say kilo before land or even center. I'm talking about by and for those you who don't know what that means giving a standard character set to work with a one hundred twenty eight bytes would be almost enough memory to write these fucking. Santa coincidentally also the amount of data. The brain uses the store where you put your fucking key airplane food right. Yeah so just for context in order to walk one frame of video. I will tell you. That's that's about one sixtieth of a second on a modern tv. Watch one frame. You'd need about seventy thousand. It's one second of your movie. You'd need about four million more six all right short despite having less than one four millionth of a movie. Second worth of ram the atari twenty six hundred was a fucking phenomenon it was released in one thousand nine hundred seven sold over a quarter million units in its first year in nineteen seventy-nine. They sold over a million. And that's the whole point of the cartridge bottle was the real money would be made selling the individual games and by nineteen eighty between the games and consoles. Atari brought in over two billion dollars over seven billion in today's money. It was at the time the fastest growing company in the history of the us and the only way they could sold more time. They're launched for christmas in the middle of a pandemic problem brewing. There are so many problems we're going to deal with. Just a one for the moment see. The company was making literal billions but the programmers were making twenty grand a year. Okay so atari said around this letter at one point all the employees. It's kind of like you know. Look how bad ass. Our company is letter and it set out the individual earnings on a per game basis and some of those programs started looking at this shit and they're like So that game. That i was entirely responsible for creating made twenty million bucks and i got a thousands of that. That's that's still how capitalism works though right right but it'd be great if that's how yeah okay but so four disgruntled programmers go to the boss of the book. The boss isn't nolan bushnell anymore. He'd signed a deal with time warner to secure funding for the two thousand six hundred launch. And that left them in control the company then he got pushed out in favor of this dude rate. Casare and cassara was puck and textiles guide. Knew fuck all about programming or engineers video styles. Yeah no knowledge cloth guy who can head up the new attacks exactly the decision that was made at time warner. Yeah so they come in. They demand that they be credited with the games that they create and get a commission on each unit that sold which is fucking eminently reasonable right but casare told him to fuck off so the four programmers told him to fuck off back. They went off to start their own software company with beer and hookers and they called activision and right after it was founded within months it would take atari title as the fastest growing company in american history. And this is back when you had to tackle the guy for loot boxes so they actually had to mail and pictures of your highest scores. they'd send you patches. They're all excited. And we've seized the means of production. I guess it's this computer that we carried out kind of hoping that it'd be a little more impactful all right. Well let's hire some programmers to stay. Yeah right okay. But this atari at a pretty fucked up position rate to twenty six hundred was notoriously hard to program. They just lost a few of their best and most experienced guys and what's more they now had to compete with another company in the market that they created and that other company didn't have to incur any of the cost of actually designing and manufacturing a fucking game system but atari wasn't afraid of a little competition especially after their lawsuit failed and it became clear that they weren't gonna be able to stop. You know it's always funny to me. How big business wants unfettered capitalism until they lose control of it and then suddenly they wanna fetter. This ship sank. no taxes and unions are fucking part of capitalism. That's labor competing back. Exactly right your uncle frank. It your shitty zoom thanksgiving okay. So look activision. Was the pinnacle of quality gaming. Or home gaming. At least right there games were more polished more complete and more fun than anything else going. I mean like the best of our tarez in-house games where at least as good a both activists and you basically knew you were going to get a high quality game with atari. total crapshoot. no k. Kids do you want dungeon quest or boop beep choice beam we always got fucking bullshit with higher. Quality games led to the opposite by and large. Nobody knew they were gonna fucking atari made game or an activision made game or one by any number of other startup software developers that along with a couple of high profile mrs would put the entire industry on a course to crash back to earth so fucking hard. They would wind up town. Well we've gotten to this weird place where workers sees the means of production by putting each other and had locks so let's take a break of nothing. Gentleman called the board of smith an electronics together. Because this new video game thing is here to stay but boss. We never made in creative. Yeah we may cathode ray tubes and the finest dam copper wire in the nation. I know i know but that's just saying enough anymore now. We need to make gains but people to play. So who's got an idea. What about sports like maybe people would wanna play soccer football and in a in a game it could go out and play the real thing in the sunshine and don't be absurd redoubt all right. What about something. That involves panacea and time travel about a kid trying to save a princess. Who everybody's gonna think it's his name but it's actually.
Nana Joes Granola
"This episode is part of our series exploring covid nineteen impact on nonprofits and small businesses in san francisco. We started the series back in april of twenty twenty during the height of the first phase of the covid nineteen pandemic and the shelter in place requirements over these past nine months the covid nineteen pandemic an economic meltdown has wiped out millions of jobs in both the nonprofit in small business sectors as well shuddered tens of thousands of small business operations the goal of the series to shine the spotlight on the nonprofits small businesses and their staff who are struggling to deal with the impact of the covid nineteen pandemic on their operations services and sustainability the series of interviews we conducted features voices from a cross section of organizations that make up the fabric of our community each of them brings a unique perspective on how they and we are dealing with the issues facing our community during the global pandemic an economic depression. Yes it's a pandemic and yes. We have to stay safe but we have to learn how to help each other. We have to learn how to support each other's businesses. We have to learn how to sweat each other's families and we have to learn again how to grow. Small businesses can. Because i think right now the government's focusing on the bottom down and the bottom down out small businesses where we should be focusing on the bottom up because that's where the economic recovery is gonna come from in this episode are featured voice. Is michelle pusa terry from nanna. Joe's granola nanna. Joe's coonoor is a wonderful example of a local manufacturing startup that has been incubated through. Sf made his owner brings her passion for both healthy natural foods. Importing the community before profits. Which is why at nanotubes. Granola every employee is making above minimum wage. I joined remotely via sim by michelle. Who atari from manages granola. Thanks for being here. Michelle and i think people would love to know why you started editorials granola and can you tell us a little bit about sophie. Gold award is so i started non-judgmental it back in two thousand and ten with the hopes of bringing back whole food ingredients into package food world on the grocery store shelves. I noticed that a lot bulls granola on. The shelves had a ton of sugar. Some additives preservatives. And really it started with me surfing and wanting to really go out and has a lot of energy and i'm hypoglycemic and i'm really sensitive to sugar so i thought you know what i'm gonna just create. I'm a trained pastry chef. And i didn't know. I didn't make it myself to begin with but i started making my own. Granola in as everybody's stories goes friends family loved it. They found that they were having energy. A lot of people told me that they didn't have to eat lunch. And that was mainly. What i was going for was using whole food ingredients and not having any additives or preservatives or a ton of cane sugar. And we don't use any sugars. We just one sophie award. It's our third sophie awards. We went to this year. We won the gold for one of our paleo orange which is my personal favorite and then we won the bronze for paleo so we did a collaboration with hugh chocolate based out of new york and it's delicious and then we also have a silver one from two thousand eighteen. So that's kind of why. I started on just granola and why i firmly believe that if you build a business inside the community like the dog patch doc in two thousand twelve. It was much different. If you build a community that way. I really feel like you have to support them. And that's where community before profit came in light to. Can you talk a little bit more about into the other. Big question is how has been impacted your operation in. He the staff of people that you have to help make the magic of jobs so before profit started that i can think it was two thousand fifteen two thousand sixteen. It's a website. I'm been working on it but just haven't had a lot of time. But i was noticing that a lot of people were feeling isolated in lost in the service industry. I grew up in the service industry. Since i was fifteen. I was front of the house for a very long time moved from you. Know being a barista back in nineteen eighty seven. Which wasn't cool to being. You know a waitress and then a bartender and just that party life you know. And i made a decision when i moved to san francisco to get sober and two thousand fifteen. Two thousand sixteen there was about four or five people who committed suicide during that time. And i think my mentality on my business on to treat people on how to look at people and how to really support other people in this industry. It's hard it's isolating. There's so many places to hide when you're in the service industry you hide behind a smile behind the bar. Nobody knows what's happening. And i think community before profit has kind of morphed into coming more towards not joe's to of being like during the pandemic when march seventh hit. I didn't lay off any employees at in furlough any employees at it. Lay off any employees. A lot of my employees family members weren't working either so i felt a huge responsibility to hold their jobs to make sure that they were still getting paid to do whatever i had to do to make sure that they were getting paid so basically i went from supporting families to supporting. You know all fifty people. I employ ten people in most people have at least five people on their family. So it may that community before prophet a little bit more real to me and a little bit more like i have a responsibility when i employ somebody. I don't just employ them just for them to get the job done. I employ them to give them the tools they need to succeed to give them the tools they need to never have to work another entry level job again
Tauon PC-1 Review
"I've had this thing sitting here since the summer and I've been meaning to review it. However, I've been so busy that I've had to put it on the back burner for some time. Unfortunately. Well, we've got Christmas approaching and some of you may come across the towel on PC one on eBay. You may have been looking for a retro computer and this thing pops up or at least it did for me that they've changed the description now and when I got it it was $100 after shipping, but now it's like $88 after shipping on eBay. If I order it from the Talon electronics website, you're still looking at $100 after shipping the towel on PC one has a cortex A7 arm processor off. 1 gigahertz one gigabyte of RAM and 8 gigabytes of internal storage. You also get a mouse power adapter that has a switch on it and gave em a v cable to plug into composite televisions that includes many of those old CRT televisions. Tell on electronics helps their towel on PC one computer as a kids-friendly family computer the computers all inside of a keyboard wage much like the Retro microcomputers like the Commodore sixty-four and the Atari eight bit computers of the early 80s. It's black and color and has one USB off work for the mouse. At least that's what's available on the outside. Anyway, it has one additional USB port on the inside which we will get to off the keyboard itself has a Gamepad mode if you want to use it as a Gamepad for games though, really, you're not going to be picking the thing up and you'll see that as a Gamepad. It's more like pressing keys on the keyboard to play the game. That's all it is. That's runs Android 7.1.2 out of the box or at least mine was and it's actually a modified version called towel on os office. That's how I ordered it over the summer. It may be entirely possible. They've updated the version with the latest firmware, which I have not updated yet. But I will do as part of the review the keyboard feels pretty nice as I boot this up. It makes a horrible computer sound which I really don't like I guess it's supposed to be the sound of a computer connected to the internet was a dial-up modem. There's no need for this at all. And I hate the boot up process because of this the boot screen is a nice retro 8-bit. Let's box and they said this was marketed towards kids, but I think this is really more interesting for retro computer fans as well as tinkerers. We get into the actual software. This is where I already find it missing software. It claims to have figures are guide says it has acrylic paint and vice x64 wage ke pure Aptoide blue wallet CPU info dirt editor finit browser G Droid goes to meander Miracast receiver off mobile basic downloader notepad open map open to sshd townhome VLC media player and retroarch
Amazon reveals their new cloud gaming service
"Bliss. Let's jump into some news William to an like an article that was pretty big news this week it was part of a broader set of announcements that the company made. This is from which fifty dot com and the article is. Amazon Reveals Cloud Gaming Service Amazon according to the article is going to offer a Netflix's style cloud gaming subscription service named Luna with select titles in four K sixty fips It'll initially be available on PC MAC fire TV iphone. And ipad with an android version planned for after launch You know this sounds a lot like everything else were seeing. There are some differences they will like. Amazon is going to offer its own controller like stadia did but players can use a bluetooth when the keyboard or mouse or Third Party, Bluetooth? Controller. If they want and if they do by Amazon's controller, it's only fifty dollars and it connects directly to the cloud service in the same. Way Stadium. Had, promised to but didn't et release. and the introductory price for the for Luna in the US is going to be six dollars a month. The only major publisher I saw. Listed at least as part of this announcement and this article interestingly enough was Ubisoft. Who was the big launch partner for Stadia and then seems to have lost faith in stadium because they started doing work with some other like cloud gaming company? It seems they're like the cloud gaming sort of. you know the the the everything that's cloud gaming there there seems to be ubisoft their front and center in terms of the launch part. We should we should separate. Think Games publisher should be trying to get his much distribution for their games as possible and others involved. Yeah. But I presume you saw benefits financially from being the launch partner like I. I bet ub saw I bet I don't think this was a hard business decision to reach as my guests removing SOx perspective. My real question is what was the Industry Conference Paul and how did you and I? Both, miss at were they spike the water with livestream games as a surface like juice because it is like there was some conference three years ago that like Apple Amazon Microsoft you know like like everyone was like a everyone was at and they're all like they laughed like well, we have to do this right now I'll tell you what it is was no business of sports podcast three years ago. And and the day Google got on stage and said, this is the future of gaming and I called it hot garbage and I called it correctly hot garbage not enough people were listening now now hold on Amazon though brings I think something a little different to the table and hear me out here. Could you see potential integration with all of Amazon's like home stuff right? Everyone has an Alexa. Everyone has like a A. Zillions of already set Alexa was in the controller or was that a joke. That's possible I. I saw that and I like did not verify it was system a that people are making off or if that was really how they were going to differentiate the controller because it's both plausible a good idea and completely implausible and a terrible idea at the same time. I just it seems. It feels like cloud gaming now is just a check box that the big tech companies have to put a check mark next to, and there isn't a lot of thinking around how this is any different. Because if you read the Luna announcement, it reads pretty much verbatim like Google announcement except with less with less sort of fluff. So there's no promise of the future of gaming. There's no negative latency. There's no they took that stuff out but other than that. It's pretty much a copy paste well, no, it's not though and this is really important the price right because. This is six dollars a month now. Sucks that they couldn't get it to five I. Mean I'm GonNa, start there like a real psychological break point they miss their but I trust Amazon is run their math, what this cost rate, and probably there's a certain amount of server space that this takes up but like. I think the offering is different at this price right because I think it's and I. Think this gets a little bit more at what stadium could have been. Right it's much more affordable. My understanding is it's not this rent to own model. It's just a straight up flat subscription. You've got the game streamed. Great Booby soft is a good launch partner for this because they would have what I would call a lot of mass appeal games like the assassin's creed games, for example, which I think translate well to this sort of thing of show me where there's no copy paste the William. To cut you off. But like this, all the assassins creed was in the launch stuff for stadia to. Yeah I think it was a decent partner there to the difference as the argument for the stadium launch was. Pay Sixty dollars to buy a game. You probably already have right and it's a worse version because it's laggy livestream on a concert. This argument is, Hey, you already have Amazon services you maybe you're curious to checkout watchdogs pay six bucks a month to try it out, and there's some other stuff here till and I think at that pricing, it also goes much more mass marquette I think somebody who isn't going to shell out sixty. For is willing to shell out I guarantee there's going to be price promotions. I title fray and Amazon is very good at that stuff to drive adoption. This is starting to be something like I could see you know forty five year old Atari Gamers who dropped out looking at and being like, yeah, those do look pretty cool. Being an assassin in Greece I'd like I this is this is a really big thing I believe is like. Inaccessibility driven offerings. Price is everything. The appeal of stadium was accessability driven without an accessible price which totally gated off making great games available cheaply, and without a fixed cost could that work as a second model? Yes and could it work as a longer term lease of life on yes? So like I do I think this is the greatest thing ever to happen in livestream subscription gaming. No that is xbox's game pass right like one hundred percent but could this work and could this grow into something else overtime
"atari" Discussed on The Small Business Success Podcast
"So I'll buy the same product. Well, you need to think about what's going to happen when they go play that thing at their friend's house because it demo at your friend's house is just an invitation to never do business with Atari again, speaking of which. So this isn't even the last time they did it I, don't know. If you were one of the people that got a mysterious email from Atari about a year ago saying that they were about to launch their new Atari? Console. I did not get an email but I do think I know what you're referring to. So Atari put out like I got an email as like why do I have an email from Atari? I don't know how I got on this list, but they're like we're GONNA put out a new console that's going to change the world and I took one look at this thing and all it was was a picture of what was clearly a computer model console. On like a black background that said, the future is here and I'm like that product will never see the light of day and sure enough it's turned into complete vaporware like no lake it's it's nowhere to be found. Now everyone's like, Hey, what happened to that console you're building and Atari is basically like what console? What are you talking about and if you're wondering if you're thinking Atari still around. The Jaguar did basically put them out of business A. Material a corporation. Yeah. But right Scott sold for the name and for some of the old games back and forth and you know. So there's still there's still companies out there that can call themselves are in release Atari Games and it's mostly. The place where they're having any modicum of success is in releasing a lot of their old original stuff that people aren't established for which is. I mean I don't want to sound derogatory when I say that because that's that's if you play those games and you want to play them again. That's that's awesome. I. Think that's fantastic. I like nostalgia. Furnace but I'm also like, yeah, this is this is just you're just reheating leftovers. It's fine right? Well, I think that just about does it for this episode of worst business ideas and his we hope. That you've enjoyed the new format go had Derek. Oh, I was Gonna ask just before we close out what did you ever have a console you purchase that you regretted? The closest would be you mentioned it earlier the virtual boy I. Say purchase I get it as like a birthday gift or something but I had virtual boy I had a bunch of the Games I rented a.
Brett Terpstra's New Robe
"Everyone. This is David sparks. Joined by my fellow co-hosts, Mr Even Occa- Steven. How are you today I'm good David. How're you? Doing very well, we have a guest today. It's a guy you've never heard of we've never had him on the power users before. Kidding Bread Terpstra welcome to the MAC packagers. It's an honor to be here. As always you may be the most frequent guests I think we need to have a system we need like make a sweater or maybe a bathrobe for you. Logo on the five five timers club. Yeah. Exactly. Exactly. What would you be Terry cloth guy or would you want like some other fabric Terry cloth all the way. I am not a Silk Road kind of guy. I could see. I. Think. You would look pretty good in a silk robe only when I'm boxing. Maybe in, you need a type. Guys. ARE USERS Read Terpstra is one of my favorite nerds and yours he has all sorts of cool ideas and it's always fun having him on the show and I realize it's been too long. So you're here today Brett before we get started just a couple announcements sign up for the MP newsletter game. We put the the link in the show notes and then you get the show notes and a little bit of extra stuff thrown at you every Sunday. When we release. you can go over to the forums at talked backpackers dot com. and. Announce -ment. I'm doing a free keyboard Maestro Wepener I've been thinking about doing this part of these field guides for a long time. I finally got the system set up to do it. it's going to be free to everybody. You don't have to be a field guide customer and It's going to be a lot of fun. I'M GONNA talk about context base control of Mac Keyboard Maestro. I've got this really cool thing I've been doing lately based on whether I'm working on legal or Mex- sparky or whatever, and the tools I need just pop up in it makes working really fast and I'm going to share all that magic through Keyboard Maestro I'm GonNa have a special guest or to Rosemary Orchard already in and it's open to everyone free on August twenty seventh at ten am Pacific. If you're interested go to Mex- BARCA DOT COM to sign up. That was a pretty compressed little bit there. Don't you think Stephen? Yeah it was great. That was the elevator pitch like now we're on Iran or and breath waiting for us here. Yeah, and Brett is sitting right here saying, Hey, guys what the heck am under show. I'm good. You know we haven't talked to you about long time is I don't even know what hardware using these days I mean a still using that. So rocking that Atari. Se. No. I was part of a startup that went sideways. But as a result I got myself a new well new ISH sixteen fifteen. Oh, what year. No mine's a fifteen inch. I got this like a month before the sixteenth in was announced. So I still have a butterfly keyboard. That's awesome. But I use it mostly with my my ultimate hacking keyboard anyways. So. I do hate the keyboard I will say when I have to use it as a laptop I do hate the keyboard, but I do and this is an unpopular opinion but I love the touch bar. Yeah. Why I have a lot of fun with the touch bar I have it programmed so that when I'm in the shell when I cd into a directory, it checks for one of 'em. I've I have a thing called. How's it? Which is basically Make files for task runners. And so when I see the into directory figures out what tasks I have that I can run and gives me buttons for them and the Toolbar. The touch bar. And I find it just really handy. I never have to try to remember do I have this setup with Gulp or grunt or maker Rake I just have buttons that pop up for me. It's awesome. Now are you customizing touch bar with better touch tool or did you do something else? So okay. So the the customization I just described was all done through. I. Term. Which has escape code you can send to modify the touch bar, but I do also use. Better touched tool and have you seen what's it called Golden? Do. You know what I'm talking about. There's some guy did a better touch tool preset that has like every possible option for the touch bar. It was too much for me like I wanted more control. And fewer things golden chaos I think is. It's amazing. I. Mean There's No way you can look at it. Not Think it's amazing and if you haven't already customize your touch bar I I would recommend giving that a shot if you have your own customers though. It will overwrite what you have. So sure. Yeah, and it's really not that hard. If you got better touch tool, which I believe is part of set up now. So if you've got to set out subscription, you can download that one or just by the APP the also if you have a setup subscription, make sure you're running the setup version so that developer gets his due for all the Times you use his at and then if you have setup, you should also download marked to and just leave it running in the background twenty, four seven. I was only get you in trouble but. You could do that. That's all insane. But but better touch tool is an APP that you know started out and we talked about on this show often, but it started out to re map things you can do with the the the track pad, but then it's like Magic Melissa Apple, TV remote they just went crazy and and he but giving you the ability to to remapping the touch bar I think is something that for all the people that are cranky about the touch bar, my question always them have you tried customizing it to your own needs what about you even have you done yet stuff with the touch bar on your laptop? No just because it's such a secondary system for me I mean I have better touch tool doing a couple of simple things but I haven't really gone. Full bore with it if I had a this is of course had for Brett is something that you would use more if he could use it again if you had A. Touch bar for a desktop machine or you could have you know somehow with your keyboard, you normally use like do you feel? Handcuffed a little bit. It's only available to you in these circumstances. Yes. Because like I said, I'm primarily my laptops on a stand and I'm using my. Ultimate. Hacking keyboard. So when I wanNA use those cool buttons I programmed after reach over. To the touch bar and I would absolutely love to have a a touch bar An external touch bar I guess that could be closer to my keyboard although it does keep my if I sit too long my shoulders get really tight. So this constant like reaching over actually keeps my arms limits probably good for my health but yeah, I I would love an external touch bar.
DJ Force X in Conversation - #167 Pitchshifter
"And. Then we found the festivals. We just get on with Atari teenage riot now is there anything that was abandoned? Every single festival with for a couple of years. And so we got to know those guys really well, it's great to play together and obviously. Heavy advantage of playing around us. So we still had also ruth infringes in the row and lost the heavy. Dictionary little those guys but he's kind of. Experimental time was fun for us and it kind of opened doors as well and weeks of cash the phrase that we use it as. We've we've done lots of time in the underground and now which is just GonNa go underground sewer happens. That was kind of the plum to dot com, and that's kind of is probably as far as heads,
Atari Are Back Into Consoles - Where Are They Now?
"The timing for grams at votes you toy brand from Hasbro in renamed company Atari. So, we voted the first first time from Hasbro. Rename. The company Atari whilst world in we sold his company to Hedge Fund. Around Twenty two, thousand, six, two, thousand, seven game over graduate even begin to launch a shoulder. Alive, you'll left basically in story to do things on my own so I get investing in Games. Responsible, for Fitness Games, jeeter Michael or swing visiting Zombie Games. In Game Late Twenty twelve early twenty not to Hedge Fund which at both the company from US winter in into the nation in Vail. So the edge fund itself Wendy to. In be called me back in this love with finding for bankruptcy for jobs in the US. All you're interested. So. Twenty four hours to say a do it. Forty eight hours to. Find the money to buy back in US oil handed up. Becoming, the first of the major shoulder. Over Jari in twenty realty in two guests would say one year. To extricate ourselves with the bankruptcy process. At the time, the company was doing one meet in Euros of revenue and we. Around more than thirty million euros of. Debt so. was. Even the whole. And yes, one year to basically leave bankruptcy in the US and then three years to survive three years to reboot in DC where we are today. Now too long process, but you said like threat that whole time game so is that is that painting a passion like a personal passion for you? I've always liked you know new issue in games I'm the Not of not do producer I am more than the executive producer zero are. Tried to make things happen some set. To. have to rely on teams so It's The beauty of his business inc is you know you always want you create you don't know if he's is going to work. but if you wait in the most if It is just to realize acknowledged it'd be steak. So if you kill the game early enough, you will not lose money not not too much suit against it come back. It's like four right you wanna stay at the table so don't go in. for each project because you're going to end the bust I think it's just a question of you know amid a mistake. Let's get it. Let's stop here. Don't. Business Point during the game into the market because you're GONNA lose bovine. So join me because you have to be. Arab record in the analyses and your ignorance rich of any state as if you can follow me. Something I'd love to get your thoughts on to what I've seen in bit is, is they small indie studios may make say one mobile game it'll explode it'll go huge but then they really struggled to get that follow up game. Is there a lot of pressure from these studios? Maybe they've gained investment off the back of their previous success in the being pushed like you need more than a one hit wonder. I think the win seats in never run in the studio a who is being on the publisher side of the investor side or the executive produce aside so. It's a very difficult business Tell you want I you know it's like being tennis. You have one federer you have one the dog. Thousand Meetings of. Or? So people tend to look at one. Success Rightly, I would say, but visit outs look at these guys we have invested X. and they've met in one meeting thunder. In your yet but so it's great but don't forget. You have one fitter one dollar, your nuggets of Denny spares in the world. So you have. Millions of studios but drivenow studios. We didn't make it. So you have to be very mindful of act and then I would say the of issue. With the to studio that I've found is, is guys deb's in big gain of Utah everything inside the game in before you also did some marketing daughters, your some hours. So He's what received a lot of example than you know, sad stories for studios and great stories above issues where you know. That has invested more than. Adding to the game and the students Vancouver's do better but they don't have the mind to finish Beta on investing marketing issue with somebody was the money we physically speaking up though the project. So it's very, it's a, it's a very difficult situation in. What's going to do the Tories? reconized that than trying to out drank to basically. Bring product to some products to the market, but it's very difficult to. The point is once you have the game, usually the sequel is easy because you have a young money flowing obscene. Experience situation. So you don't have enough problems on after two years or three years at you like, okay. What do we wanted to?
What is Patoshi?
"This week's episode relates to some events regarding some bitcoins that were mind very early on in bitcoins. Lifetime in fact it was so early that it was a time when there weren't that many miners besides the Toshi but before we get to the recent events let's talk about something else called Potosi which you discovered. Can you explain what Pluto she is? Yes to cry Potosi. I just would like to go back in time to to the time. I I did this search and this was two thousand and thirteen and I have been working like a year. A strengthening the security of the beacon core working with the the the quarterback trying to find vulnerabilities. And I didn't know anybody going in between those times so I I wanted to make sure that you know what happened on the first years of Bitcoin That were transparent and it was very very few information about that so I just thought that what would Sadashiv have done? I mean he would have used CAS computer to mind bitcoins. And he would HAP- kept his computer on for. You know the time it needs until the network was Maastricht and if you take a look at the very few first hours of the bitcoin network and and you say okay this might be Satochi Right. Because he just launch network. He wants everyone to join so he's running note to enable all the other people to connect but if if you take the hash rate in the very first hours of Bitcoin and you extrapolate that for the whole first year you realize that it's highly probable that Toshi collected twenty two thousand coins right and I said these. Bitcoin Talk Forum and I was heavily criticized because the and rarity of Bitcoin. A it's like kind of says at Cisco she was kind of a fully Trista Guy. He didn't want money for because money's rated with bags and bugs are related with power and we are trying to be completely new centralized system financial system so I was heavily criticised. And say say okay. Let's try to find proof of this. Let's try to find some evidence of this because for me it was something very you know what she would have done. And so I. I went to the first Version of their bitcoin. Core CISCO DID Dot Thuan and I found out there was the floor and to explain this flow. I have to explain a little bit. About the technical part of beacon combining so there is when you implement announced value. And when you run out of space when when these Knows wraps around you have to increments something else and is something else called the extra notes so the speed of this extra nuns and the speed of the nuns is related to the computer using for mining. If you are a fuss computer you get a foster increment. The extra and what I found was that the astronauts counter was not reset Atari block so it was running a counter to kept running so in a sense every block a minor produces it stamped with are kind of a real time clock that identifies the speed of his computer. So I plotted this on a very simple graph like having the x axis the block numbers and the access the extra NHS and a very very interesting pardon papa and despite perfectly separates the differ minors at a different times. Because each of these miners Casa Clear. Line a clear slope on this graph so. I said okay. This is all I mean this. This graph describes everything so I published decent my blog and I had like thirty thousand visits in a couple of days. And so I I those times The whole community was about thirty thousand people so I think that looked at graph and the other interesting discovery of this graph is that Satochi spent almost no none of discounts like spent like forty bitcoins in the whole first year Probably in time and the amount of money the the value of those because whereas of five dollars so clearly there was two discoveries. One was this pattern that I try to correlate with Sushi and the other was that this person or group of the mining Had A complete confidence in the system he had never sold. He never sold Discount after a few tries a few tries so this was kind of a shock for the market and and the price of bitcoin actually went top because of this like fifteen percent. So I think that's a very very good for the community and and showed some transparency that was missing and I call this Potosi because we don't know if xactly set Oshii we can argue we can have our guest that this was socially but really we don't really know for sure that if this minor was social and at one thing that I wanted to understand because I wasn't fully sure I understood it. From looking at the graph. It essentially looks almost like Saito or Potosi was mining faster but is that possible or simply just that those Potosi minor was renting the extra nonce more quickly between blocks or something is that what was going on. I wasn't sure exactly why the that's correct. A it turns out when I saw the graph of the same you. Did you realize that seems to be faster on any other computer and that is kind of suspicious so I try to dig deeper into this and I found that what was triggering was making these Dismounts extra knows England foster. It was that the nonce was being incremented in a shorter space. Like about one fifth of the space that any other mining minor was was using. So if you reduce the range that you Increment in the nonce. Then you will end up increment index foster so what we see in the graph East essentially a probably a normal computer and he just stand this up because other watermark in these blocks and the exist of this other watermark is in fact a confirmation that the first potter is actually something very very particular for for a very specific minor.
Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation
"We here at the BBC have been tracking the human cost of coronavirus misinformation this includes the souls awesome injuries and deaths as a result of room is false speculation bogus cures and fake posts online Mariana spring from BBC trending has some of the findings Brian lives in Florida in April he posted his thoughts on corona virus on Facebook he wasn't quite sure what current advice really was but because of things he read online he was convinced that the expats were lying I saw those may be is there you know are they still working on the five G. because I've heard rumors not from any news sources but people talking about old you know it could cause fax people getting sick over a five G. towers and being too close just one of the many conspiracy theories that have been circulating online during the pandemic Brian and his wife didn't keep away from other people or seek help when they fell with corona virus the couple ended up in hospital that's why he was when I speak to him by fighting he was getting better but still struggling to breathe his wife was in a much more serious condition one of until later in a nearby ward the battle that they've been having is with her longs there in flames and they've trying to get to the best medication that they can sign I was available to be able to help with that and her body just is just not responding Brian is no longer karenna vice conspiracy theorist and this case is just one of many examples of how dangerous misinformation can be the BBC's anti disinformation unit has investigated hundreds of misinformation cases and found dozens resulted in real human cost like the virus is spread all over the world misleading information about the drug hydroxy car Quinn has let the poisonings in the U. S. Vietnam and Nigeria online remiss led to multi tax in India those conspiracy theories that Brian mentioned about five G. mobile technology well fed masa possess a light in the UK and other countries perhaps the deadliest incident happened in Iran where health authorities say misleading messages about the preventive effects of drinking alcohol went viral on social media Cheyenne's Atari's all day is a disinformation expert with BBC monitoring we start seeing posts eighteen telegram which is one of the most popular messaging apps in Iran I'm also on Instagram that was means videos that was suggesting drinking alcohol can actually boost the immune system and disinfect the body and soul and someone from catching Corbett ninety the authorities say the room is because nearly eight hundred deaths is difficult to verify each case in a country where the media is heavily restricted experts say there's no reason for the Iranian authorities to downplay the deaths coronavirus present something of a nightmare situation for fact checkers like clam mailed from the British organization full facts we know that bad information can ruin lives and at the moment in the middle of such a huge part of that make such great potential for harm if people aren't getting the right information it's not just touchy Facebook group so what messages causing harm some of the most misleading information comes directly from world leaders and public figures and then I see the disinfectant we're not set up in a minute one and is there a way we can do something like that doctors and poison centers in the U. S. told us they've seen patients coming to die right Tom because of misinformation promoted by president trump and others Dr Duncan Marie treats crate of ours patients at Elmhurst hospital in New York City I do think that president trump's comments are a really tragic example where I think that the spread of misinformation actually influenced some of the messaging that comes from our public officials particularly if they have constituents who are vulnerable to that misinformation throughout the pandemic conspiracy groups have seen the number swelled on Facebook this is what some doctors respect T. fear the most Brian the current of ours patient in Florida has a message for the conspiracists we just can't be playing around anymore distancing Israel and yeah sure we'll listen from the beginning I agree I didn't do that and I'm sorry I don't know the people there won't forget me
The Logic of People
"Everybody welcome back to the people process. Progress PODCASTS I'm your host Kevin Panel this episode twenty the logic of people in. We'll see why I'm calling that here in a little bit as we talk more with my Matt Schmitt. Ceo OF PEOPLE DOT AI. And thank you again for everyone. That's listen download subscribe. Please give us a rating out. There obviously more stars as good. Help US bump up to the top and share more great stories. Like we're GONNA get today talking with that and so today we'll learn about Matt where he grew up those kind of things Matt. Thank you again for being on the PODCAST. Really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you this evening. No Problem Kevin. Thanks so much for having me cool. So he mentioned. Let's you know the people process progress right so we're learning about you. Cover in the people component obviously a lot of process which is great. I'm excited to have that conversation and share that with other people all the processes you've been through in in in the industries that you've been part of and then of course share with folks As we make progress so kind of jumping into it. Where where are you from? And where did you grow up? Yeah so grew up in eastern North Carolina North Carolina's one of those interesting states. That has this island in the middle between the beaches and the mountains and everything in between is a farm country in in SPLAT and So I grew up in the farming country and was driven to build to get into technology and build a way to escape from the lack of of technology and progress in So came up to to the island here in Raleigh and went to College at NC State. That really kick me off in my My Journey Nice did you were you into technology. Maybe a lot. Were you excited about it or into it when you were younger like did you enjoy like Atari intendo or things like that? Did you have kind of a? You know an attraction to that and I'm GONNA be dated. I'm forty six. I may be older than ordering us. No totally totally had had all those things and you know we had. We had dial up internet. Remember getting my first computer and being intrigued by the potential of that and quickly taught myself how to program and That was really the first you know way to to begin. Escaping on started helping people build websites Back when I was a teenager and so that I've always had that sort of that entrepreneur. Draw ever since I was really young and That seems I've carried well for me did you. Did you get into any particular kind of code you know doing websites begging HMO or or just kind of a little bit everything a little bit of everything early on You know heavily into html and you know even before this was before there was really CSS and early into Java script and then quickly into building programs in basic and And then moving into languages like Java as I taught myself more and more about how to program it was really the I in the early days. It was really driven by You know funny enough as I had a an early computer and we had this. We had the dial up internet and I was really one of the things I was really driven by was. Hey you know. We don't have Microsoft word. I really think I could build something like that. That was foolish of me in the early days while ambitious vision ambition. Never Was Never Short on my in my youth man edge and that with Imagine right now what we're going through with dial up all. I don't understand the true pain that that is a you know when you had to have a separate phone line just so you get kicked off right Yeah that I I think I told some of the other day guys. We head this pandemic during the eighties or even the early nineties How much worse it would be and you didn't get your free Internet. Cd in the mail may trying to figure out how to get into AOL right. You're it'd be along in. Would you know what that's also included that bug of doing that making Got TO NC state and so did you major in computer science or similar a major there. Eso majored in computer engineering and computer and electrical engineering because Foolish me I thought I wanted to actually build the parts of the computer that I wanted to program them until I learned that I hated. Physics hunts so that that really kinda pointedly you know. I still went through with the computer engineering and the electrical engineering but was really focused on programming. And the more computer science aspect of it was doing that all throughout college and That was really where I found a guy connected with my partner. These on Long before it was called We started to build a business together. So were you you met at college. Yeah so he had a business that was had relocated from New York and was in Kerry and he was looking for some people to join his team. And this was in. You know I guess. Mid Dot Com crash Here And so you know. I joined in. You know everything plummeted as know. Our customers lost their customers. And so on and we had this great website called Java lobby and We figured out how to sell ads around and that was really the start of it as we built some interesting technology and learned how to publishers in turn that into a building one of the world's largest developer portals Diese wow I mean that's pioneering stuff right and then there weren't as many tools right to be able to that kind of wrote a lot of scripts for you or helped you along. So did you all have to do a lot of you know just a lot of hours in front of the keyboard. And you know mapping and work like that. Yeah this was you know long before you could really you know there were You had to build everything in those days send so there were know the early days of even things like Google ad sense in go blab words in those types of things. But you know we were. We had to build our own community software And so it was. This was even probably before the May have even been before blogs but certainly before blogs became the place that everybody Trying to put their communities. How did you find Many like minded in in school folks at school they are or were you able to against still pretty. I guess earliest days kind of reach out to other where their user communities than that you all could kind of bounce ideas off each other as well. you know. So that's what we provided primarily and so job lobby had been started by my partner as we scanned it. But in those days you know. The the developing world is much more fragmented job lobby really provided a place for developers have an independent voice in an independent community that was separate from the vendors who were really controlling the messaging Peru tools and development. The is in those days Which is is somewhat different than than what you get. These days and open source was what it was. You know what it is now. It was a big deal if he were open source back so everything is sorta come much further much more quickly than it was in those days.
"atari" Discussed on Business Wars
"From that moment on Atari takes off like a rocket. The company uses the money from the first eleven pong machines to make fifty more now. Atari is growing so fast. It's run out of workspace desk surrounded by boxes of TV. He's the parking. Lot is filled with wooden pong cabinet. Every spare surfaces covered in components wires and circuit boards. But then one morning Dabney arrives defined Atari Secretary got some hot gossip Ted. You won't believe this. The company next door moved out in the middle of the night. Yes we're overdue on. The RED DABNEY raises his eyebrows and smiles to himself. I'll be back twenty minutes later. Dabney returns with a sabre saw in his hand. Switches it on and thrust into wall separating Atari from the abandoned office next door drywall? Dust goes flying ten minutes later. The walls gone and Atari Force Base has doubled that afternoon. The landlord storms Matarrese Office. You can't do that. Bush shrugs Frei. We already did. Just send us an invoice for what we owe. By then word of pong spread through arcades. Nationwide orders are pouring in from across the country. Soon Atari will be getting orders from overseas to Atari is leveled up from newbie startup to the founder and leader of a new industry video games. And it'll stay. At the top of the high score table almost unopposed for the next decade. Atari went from zero to hero within a year but sometimes success comes after lots of setbacks and plenty of time just ask.
"atari" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"It was almost fully backward compatible with the Atari Twenty six hundred and it was the first console to have backward compatibility without the use of additional modules. It was designed by an outside company. General Computer Corporation in according to Atari due to manufacturing problems it only managed to produce and sell about one hundred thousand units by nineteen eighty six including some. That had been this sitting in a warehouse for two years A common complaint in one thousand nine hundred six with this console was the lack of games including a gap of months between new releases in it was discontinued in Nineteen ninety-two win. Nintendo's any s controlled eighty percent of the North American market holy cow so Atari like starts out really great at home and then intendo swoops in and then it's all over. Yeah it's yeah In one thousand nine hundred seven. You have the Atari xe video game system the X. E. G. S. It's an industrial redesign of the Atari sixty five x. e. home computer and it was the final model in the Atari eight bit family with the keyboard boots identically to Atari exc- computer and package as basic set consisting of only the console. Enjoy stick with the deluxe set with with also with a light gun is to the Atari Panther. Okay it's not a number. Try Panther was a thirty two bit video game console that was supposed to be the successor to their previous products. The seventy eight hundred in the exegesis and it was also meant to compete with a Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis with a plane release for nineteen ninety one but it was abandoned in canceled in favor of the next model. The Atari Jaguar. Okay Eighteenth Ninety. Three of the Atari. Jaguar is a sixty four bit home video game console in with the release the Sega Saturn and Sony playstation in one thousand ninety-five sales of the Jaguar continued to fall ultimately selling no more than two hundred fifty thousand units before it was completely discontinued in Nineteen ninety-six commercial failure of Jaguar prompted Atari to leave the video game console market completely while and in. May Nineteen Ninety. Nine Hasbro who owned the rights at that time declared the Atari Jaguar an open platform in announced that it had released all rights to the console opening the doors for extensive homebrew development. Using they were like Yep This we're not making this anymore. Go for it so there is like a big community of people who have Who Have Created Games for the Atari Jaguar because they took like the all of the copyright stuff away and it allowed people to do that. So that's kind of cool. That is cool charge. Jaguars the last Atari Console and finally alluded to this a little earlier but have to cover this the video game crash in one thousand nine hundred three. Yeah tell me all about it. I will learn so this is a large-scale recession in the video. Game Industry that occurred from nineteen. Eighty three to nineteen eighty-five primarily in the United States. The crash was attributed to several factors including market saturation in the number of game consoles. Available Games in waning interest in console games in favor of personal computers. Revenues FOR VIDEO GAMES PEAKED. At around three point two billion with B in one thousand nine hundred three and then fell to about hundred million by one thousand nine hundred five dropping ninety seven percent. Holy Cow Yes. That is such a huge tumble. Yes so the first major problem could bring to. This crash was an absurd over saturation. In the video game console market in North America by nineteen eighty-three gamers had dozens of console choices to pick from and this created a situation of confusion for the average customer. Each console came with its own set of games from the company that manufactured it as well as that expansive web of Third Party Games that were available. Oh sharing right so consoles of the time included by nineteen ninety-three. Here's here's everything you could pick from. Atari Twenty six hundred Atari Fifty. Two hundred sears. Tele Games in television in television to Fairchild Channel F magnavox Odyssey Bali asterik aid CLICO vision coleco Gemini Veterans Emerson Arcadia and actually many more. Wow I'm because of this. Overabundance of consuls there is little continuity throughout gaming with friends so after the success of the videogame game industry had experience in the nineteen seventies and early eighties many companies were rushing to produce video games as quickly as possible and this became a huge problem because at the time console makers had lost control what games were being developed for their platforms in the early nineteen eighties. Atari had unsuccessfully sued for the right to regulate third party development for their devices and this failure set a precedent that allowed any company to develop games for any device and any blocks that were put in place by the console makers ended up being reverse engineered ignored. Your so what happened. Is that an increasing.
"atari" Discussed on Miss Information: A Trivia Podcast
"And young adults into arcades and firmly established the coin op division of. Atari as the premier arcade manufacturer. But despite all these successes dark times lay ahead sure beginning in nineteen eighty three which we will talk about a little bit later in this episode to the video game industry experience. A sharp decline in Atari as the largest video game producer at the time began to rapidly. Lose money warriner desperate to unload potentially unstable liability explored options to sell the floundering company and in Nineteen eighty-four Jack Tra- meal the former head of Commodore acquired the home in Computer Division of Atari. From Warner Renaming. That part of the company Atari Corporation so Atari coin op division was separate from their home and computer division. Okay Soon after Warner sold at sixty percent majority share of the coin op division to Namco and Namco subsequently renamed the Arcade Division Atari Games So we're seeing a lot of like they're keeping the word Atari but we're doing a lot of stuff with name changes around this time operating as Atari Games. The Coin Division had moderate success in the nineties with games like paper boy. Indiana Jones Temple of Doom road runner gauntlet road. Blasters seven twenty degrees to been T. O. OB N. And hard drive ins and these were games the eighties nineties but as competition intensified. Atari game struggled to compete in the nineties progressed. Atari Games produced far fewer successful games in experienced several setbacks in nineteen ninety six Time Warner Interactive. Which was the parent company of Atari Games? Sold the company to w MS Industries W MS renamed Atari Games to Midway Games west to avoid confusion with another of their subsidiaries in two thousand and three midway liquidated midway games west assets effectively shuttering the last remnants of Atari Games also the iconic name logo and some intellectual property assets of Atari are currently owned by Atari Interactive a subsidiary of French publisher Atari Sa and as far as I know. That's just like three guys in a room into France. Yeah I was GONNA ask because the nostalgia factor is big right now especially for Atari so you see people like with t shirts and hands and like you know you can buy a lunchbox with old. Atari game stuff on it. Like who gets the money for that sensitive guy? These three hundred. Is there a licensing shirts with tempest and missile command on them and okay But they don't own all of the assets to all of the Games which is is something that's kind of interesting but we'll talk a little bit more about those three guys in a room in France in a bit so I wanted to highlight some important Atari Games. You should know sure right. So starting at the top Peng Nineteen seventy-two the only onscreen instructions for Peng were deposit. Quarter ball will serve automatically. Avoid Missing Ball for high score. Great there you go all right here play. That's now so the player controls an in game paddle by moving it vertically across the left or right of screen and they can compete against another player who's also controlling a second paddle players will use the paddles to hit a ball back and forth and the game is for each player to reach eleven points before the opponent points earned when one fails to return the ball to the other Bush base the game's concept on an Electronic Ping Pong game included in the magnavox Odyssey which was the world's first home video. Game Console in response magnavox sued Atari for patent infringement. Oh okay so pong. Though was the first commercially successful video. Game during the nineteen seventy five Christmas season Atari released their home. Pong exclusively through sears. In it was a huge huge success that led to many other clones so pawn. Great next breakout okay nineteen seventy-six. There's a layer of bricks lining the top third of the screen and the goal is to destroy them all move straight around the screen bouncing off the top and the two sides of the screen when it hits a brick the ball bounces back in the brick is destroyed. The player loses a turn when the ball touches the bottom of the screen so to prevent this from happening the player has a horizontally movable paddle to bounce the ball upward that keeps it in play. Okay so this is like it has the same general physics and Gameplay as Pong yet. There is a ball bouncing the screen. And this time you gotta keep it up instead of So there's a black and white monitor for this game. But the Monitor has strips of colored cellophane placed over it so that the bricks at the top of the game. That's cute hum. The original cabinet of breakout featured artwork. That made the game's plot appear to be that of a prison escape. And according to that released the game the players actually playing as one of the prison's inmates attempting to knock a ball and chain into a wall of their prison cell with a mallet. So kind of like a single player. Peng shirt so those game has an interesting backstory. Nolan bushnell assigned a guy named Steve Jobs to design the prototype for the scum so cells familiar. So so Steve. Jobs is like he's an engineer. He's all super rumbled and hippie liking he smells funny and all the stuff. And he's working for Atari Bush now gives him. You're you're working on breakout your designing this game The problem was is that they wanted to minimize the number of like computer chips that you used in this process. So Steve Jobs called his friend. Steve Wozniak to help him design the game and he told him he would split the fee with him if they could like meet a certain number of chips involved to make the game they were going to get a bonus so Wozniak worked at Atari for four nights street and also working at his actual day job at Hewlett Packard and they designed the game. It was great great. This gave them a bonus of five thousand dollars but jobs kept that secret from Wozniak. Wozniak only received about three hundred fifty dollars. He believed that. Atari had promised seven hundred dollars for design using fewer than fifty chips. So our house like Steve. Jobs designed this game jobs like Yep no problem I got it. Are you going to give me a bonus if I do it right there were like Yep so called friend C. Wozniak and see each other? Did all the work and jobs pocketed all the extra bonus money and that is the story of Apple. Just sit here. They go just apply that just later in time and that is the story of apple so ultimately Tari was actually unable to use Wozniak's design but by designing the board with few chips as possible. He made the design actually difficult to manufacture. It was too compact and complicated to be feasible with Atari skirt manufacturing methods but breakout directly influenced Wozniak's design for the Apple. Two computer okay. So there was some good that came. He said quote a lot of the features of the apple two went in because I had designed breakout for Atari. I had designed it in hardware and I wanted to write in software now so interesting. Interesting backstory Couple of years later we get asteroids. Nineteen seventy-nine this is a space themed multidirectional shooter game designed by lowering rains Ed. Log and Dominic Walsh. The player controls a single spaceship. An asteroid field that it's periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and the asteroids and saucers while not colliding with either or being hit by the saucers counter fire. The game becomes harder as the number of asteroids increases in the game is rendered on vector display in a two dimensional view that wraps around both screen axes to this is an example of vector graphics as opposed to rest or graph. Okay This game sold over seventy thousand arcade cabinets. Becoming Atari is best selling video game of all time. Wow Okay so asteroids. Big Deal A year later they come out with missile command. Nineteen eighty this is designed by Dave Thir- who also designed Atari Vector graphics game tempest that same year as a regional commander of three anti-missile batteries. The player must have been six cities in their zone from being destroyed. The players cities are being attacked by an endless hail of ballistic missiles some of which split like multiple independently targetable reentry vehicles. New Weapons are introduced in later levels. They're smart bombs that can evade a less than perfectly targeted missile or bomber planes and satellites the fly across the screen launching missiles of their own out. The game is played by moving across across the sky. Background with a trackball and pressing one of three buttons to launch a counter missile from the appropriate battery. This is nine hundred. Eighty okay so this is like cold worship it. Yeah like you're a missile. Could come at you at any time. Yeah so when the game was originally designed the six cities of the game were actually meant to represent six cities in California. They were Eureka San Francisco San Louis. Ab- SPO- How do you say that San Luis Obispo? Yeah San Luis Obispo Santa Barbara Los Angeles and San Diego later in development. They remove the names of the cities. Because it was kind of scary to be like you have to. You have to protect these six from getting bumped but while programming missile me and Dave Thir- suffered from extreme nightmares of these cities being destroyed by nuclear blast like PTSD from on this game which was like a super successful Atari video game. That's surprising he really got emotionally involved with this. Yeah jails real sensitive Guy Lawson back to game you probably are more familiar with okay peed. Oh yeah from. Nineteen eighty-one so centipede was co designed by Donna Bailey. O N log. Oh Donna Bailey. What I'd Say Lady's name isn't it a lady's name. Centipede is a fixed shooter. Arcade game and ultimately became one of the most commercially successful titles of the video. Arcades golden age rather than taking place in outer space or in a fantasy realm centipede shrunk players down to conquer the world of insects players. Use a track ball to control a Canon at the bottom of the screen. That's filled with colorful mushrooms and from the top of the screen. There's a centipede that Zigzag way through the mushroom field the Senate changes directions and move down another road. Once it reaches the edge of the screen or runs into a mushroom in players must destroy the mushrooms to get a clean shot at the Senate. The player has to destroy the centipede shooting at section by section and when struck a segment turns into a mushroom? And the remaining centipede breaks off into smaller fragments. Once an entire Senate is destroyed. The screen changes color. And a new centipede spawns again at the top alternately moving quickly or slowly depending on the game level there are three other creepy crawly creatures like spiders. Scorpions and fleas that act as additional threats targets for players so this is often credited as the game that drew women to Playing Video Games. Arcade Donna Bailey. One of the only female programmers in the nineteen eighties video game industry wanted the game to be compelling and look appealing in a dark arcade so she chose Bright Pastel colors graphics with Pinks and Greens and Violet splashing each level. Okay and there were lots of competitor. Knockoffs the official. Atari sequel to this game though was millipedes. Oh yeah that came out a few years later Tempest from Nineteen eighty-one tempest was one of the first games to use a tarez color. Quadros scan vector display technology. It was also the first game to allow the player to choose their starting level. Oh interesting you know. That's interesting and it had a rotating dial for controller. So they're like Atari is playing around with like when we think of video games we tend to think like. Here's a joystick with a button. But we got you know. There's things you drive. There's a trackball styles there's buttons there's all kinds of things happening that's interesting So the objective tempest is to survive for as long as possible and score as many points as possible by clearing the screen of enemies that appear on the playing field. There's a player ship that can fire rapid Shots down tunnel destroying any enemies within the same segment. It's also equipped with a Super Zapper. Which destroys all enemies currently on the playing field once per level? The game was initially meant to be a three D remake of space invaders but early versions had a lot of problems. So they created a new design. And Dave Thir- on this too. He says the the design came from a nightmare where monsters crawled out of a hole in the ground. Poor Dave contains teams needed just camomile tea and more milk and have a therapist. Yeah I just imagine him coming into the office dark circles under his eyes and he's like guys. I have an idea for a video game but I don't think I should unleashed on this world. I believe I can think of that. Yeah and during the prototype stage. The game was Was called aliens and then four tax and then finally titled Tempest so real are Real Arcade. People like me. I actually know this game and and really enjoy it In one thousand nine hundred three we get the video game version of Star Wars. Oh Wow it was the first person rail shooter designed by Mike. Halley and the game uses three D color vector graphics to simulate the assault on the death star from the nineteen seventy seven. Hit Film Star Wars It started life as a game by designer. Jed Margolin called warp speed and then it was adapted to the Star Wars theme. So Okay Ed kind of already had this idea for a game and then when they actually got like the Star Wars License. They were like this perfect. Yeah so. The game features digitized samples of voices from the movie including Mark Hamill as Luke Luke skywalker. Yep Alec Guinness as obi-wan-kenobi James. Earl Jones is darth vader Harrison Ford as Han Solo and then beeps from R. Two D. Two and growls from CHEWBACCA. Assuming the role of Luke skywalker. The player pilots x wing fighter from a first person perspective and the controller again isn't a typical joystick. But it's a yoke with four buttons on it. So you like really feel and your thumb but big hit game.
Israeli Settlers And Palestinians In Occupied West Bank Grapple With U.S. Peace Plan
"Under president trump's peace plan for the Middle East all Israeli settlements in the occupied west bank would remain in place that's the land that Palestinians seek for their own independent state reporter Naomi's level off as Palestinians and Israelis now living in the west bank what this plan would mean for them a tire is a Palestinian village perched on a rocky west bank him mayor Nasser el Atari takes me on a tour of the area in the municipalities white mini van we passed stone buildings some of them hundreds of years old but it never would have been number Atari tells me the village is famous for its herbs but he says over the years the village has lost a lot of farm lands to the Israeli settlement next door it has a similar name a tear at the Israeli anti settlement group peace now says Israel sees some land owned privately by people in a Tara for security perimeter around the settlement the group also says the settlements housing was built on land that had been used by other Palestinian villages of Iron Man at that at the time he takes me to a lookout point where you can see the settlement a bunch of red roofed houses after Israelis began to move there in the nineteen eighties Atari says no one here believe the settlement would stay for ever warning to trump's new peace plan it's not going anywhere man lam local health let him look he says of trump the person who doesn't own something has no right to give it away as a gift and he's not impressed by what the Palestinians would get the White House calls it a state but it would be in pieces surrounded by Israel went back often often when a donut on the he asks where is this state he's offering Atari like most Palestinians once the settlements out of the way there on occupied territory the UN security council has said they're illegal but across the hill in a terrified settlers feel a historic Jewish tied to the west bank I go to Sam's question markers house to ask him about terms plan he's a member of the town council and he and rolls a large map on his living room table for actually in the center of Israel it includes Israel and the west bank but he calls all of it is round you take map of Israel were like almost in the middle he says a tear it was built at a strategic place between two Palestinian cities to prevent them from growing together which he sees as a threat to Israel he's happy the trump plan would let them stay but one thing makes him nervous under the plan they would be an Israeli enclave surrounded by parts of the Palestinian state I think it's a shocking because you know you see where you live and they say that no that you know the Arabs will be all around you after the plan was released his counsel issued a message to a terror it residents over what sap Schumacher reads it to me I think this would describe as a lifestyle which you will note that god been no meat so in one area we're getting seventeen and it that's amazing on the other hand it continues a terror it will be an enclave in the so called Palestinian state his wife ideology marker says she's even concerned that people in a terror it might choose to go somewhere else I'm guessing families who would move many even
Atari plans to open video game-themed resorts in 8 US cities
"Well if your I. traveling and you want some more fun to stay why not stay at an Atari hotel yeah the video game company the arcade a company that I shared in the gaming revolution in the eighties is opening up a video game themed hotels across the country it will break ground on the first one this year in Phoenix and then Atari says it wants to create others it says it's a creating it's creating a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a video game themed destination so in addition to Phoenix they're going to build one in Las Vegas Denver Chicago Austin Texas Seattle San Francisco and San Jose time lines for the other hotels other than Phoenix were not released I cannot wait twenty six hundred I just
Acciari scores with 5.6 seconds left, Panthers beat Wild 5-4
"The Panthers scored twice in the final four minutes including the winner with five point eight seconds left in regulation to slip past the wild five four in St Paul Noll Atari tip the mark Pisek shot past Alex stay locked in the final seconds to complete the comeback the battle that Elaine get decal intro which can I call you know just how much time with us is the goal is reviewed for a high stick they deemed it good Panthers get the victory that's five straight wins for Florida their first ever win at Xcel energy center in regulation wild suffer the loss and see their two game win streak come to an end Kevin fall miss Minneapolis
The State of the iPhone
"Let's talk about the various apple platforms and we're we're GONNA do these state of a platform shows. We're going to separate them out by several months. We're not gonNA just like dumped them all on you at once but you know we want to talk about the iphone Mac. The I pat probably online services is a separate one but we just want to kind of talk about where apple's been and where we're going and kind of Grade them a little bit. I guess on how they're doing on these various platforms and today's the first one of those. Yeah I'd I'd love this idea because it's nice to sort of check in and see where where things are and kind of as a moment in time and what's what's kind of wild and thinking about this because we've been talking about all these episodes sort of as a block given that we're going to split them up over time just really. How mature some many of apple's products and platforms really have become an even something? Newer newer of doing air quotes like the Apple. Watch or the IPAD. They've got several years under their belt. Now you know the Apple Watch has been around for five years. The IPAD is coming up on ten and his mind blowing so it feels like a really good season to start this off. Yeah agree and you know. And the reason we're starting with the iphone is because the iphone is largely the big it is the biggest product that apple makes. It is driving the bus. I spent a few minutes on Google. And the first. There's three quarters of two thousand nineteen. We don't have the twenty twenty results yet but I'm sorry the fourth quarter results yet but the first three quarters the iphone sold thirty one billion dollars by by phone. It is fifty three and a half percent of apple's business. So it's over half of Apple's business. Although that number's going down it used to be even a higher percentage which of Apple's business and actually that's a good thing I feel like for those years that it was the rocket ship and it was almost all of apple's business. They spent all all their attention on the IPHONE and Mac and some of these other devices suffered and now. That's not true so they've got to pay attention to everything. Yeah I I have been totally fine with balanced being restored to the four syllable bit here. Do you WanNa talk about Star Wars. The iphone today. Sorry sorry sermon. Stay on target. And you can't talk like that. I'm sorry I'm sorry dangled in front of you all right. We should do something like that. I don't know when but we should just I like that Anyway Apple still very much. The IPHONE company and That's the big product. So that's the first state of a showy wanted to I do I don't know about you but for me. The iphone really was a mind bender when it showed up. I remember I. Don't I've said this on the show before I don't remember the the guy's name but there was a guy. He had a black turtleneck and pair of glasses and he did a bunch of introductory videos of the iphone that got released a couple days before the original iphone got released. At least you remember those I do. Yeah I mean they were apple videos there on apple's website And because I was thinking oh I don't have six hundred dollars to spend on the phone and watch those videos and it sunk in me. I was completely hooked. I think I've told the story before but deering thing. I was a apple retail employees. At the time the original iphone came out and was announced and I was actually on vacation during that macworld. Keynote visiting family in rural North Carolina and Virginia. So the I of course. There's obviously before the iphone so I didn't know what was going on until I got back like my aunt's house and she had dial up and like I check my email and had email from a friend of mine at the store just basically like holy cow. Can you believe this and I remember like on. My guess would have been a powerbook at the time. Trying to load like the apple dot com slash iphone webpages which like full of graphics. I remember they were black. Lack look really cool and it totally blew my mind and this is used a newton for a long time and used a palm trae. Oh that was actually my current phone. Be Right before the iphone so I was sort of hipped the idea of of a smartphone or something that you carried with you. An ultra portable. We'll device but that first iphone seemed like it just like it came from the future and just had landed here in the president of a sudden. Yeah well I I mean me. I don't WanNA dwell on the past too much but at the time I had a a palm tree. Oh Yeah No. It wasn't that was the one they're back then but I had totally turned it into to a Mac. I had like downloaded apple icons and I had basically hacked the thing to death so it was like a MC- you know. The it looked like a AH Macintosh if you look at the screen you know it was great and so I was. You know I was interested but it was expensive than than I saw those videos and then I was sunk and and that was the start of a beautiful relationship. But you're not the beginning apple really. It changed the world in terms of phones. Nobody headphones and touchscreens. And nobody headphones with an actual working browser. I mean. I don't know if you remember. But the palm treo browser was It was terrible. I'm going to say a word. But they would get us. We'd lose our CLEANTECH. It was real bad it was it was it was I think. Jobs calls in a keynote like the baby internet. It was not good. I remember you go to a website and I see a couple of words like usually the links would show up but just as plain text and it was just like it was it was terrible but You know in fairness Internet was a lot slower in the radios or slower and all that but it was it was terrible and so apple comes out with this phone. I remember reading a little later about a meeting at blackberry. Act Berry where they had. The iphone brought it into a board meeting and somebody threw it on the table and said this isn't real there. They you know like they didn't even believe it was possible. Both which is why they lost but anyways so apple made this phone and they had this huge lead over the entire industry but that was is a long time ago and now Google is in there making great operating systems last week. I spent several days with Google phone knowing that we're making the show and just to see what was going on on that side of the fence. I don't I don't go over there too. Often they're very good phones in the operating system is not you know. The dumpster fire was years ago. So how is apple holding up and that's something we want to talk about today. Yeah it's amazing that in the period media time since then that it has become not only completely normal to have something like an iphone I keep current android phone Having something like that with you but just it. It is hard to overstate how much the world has changed because of these devices like I don't thank you can't overstate it. Because it has created entire industries it has equipped people to do things that weren't possible before it's it's really in the in the world. There's few things that hold that sort of power I think over culture yet. It's created industries and has destroyed them as well and in the You know and I feel like I'm an enabler on this technology but at the same time if you listen to the focus podcast. I'm really aware of the attention. Deficit problems assumes that can result from having the Internet in your pocket and yeah and actively trying to help people not get sucked into that black hole but I mean so it really right. The the iphone changed. Everything I mean. In a lot of ways it may be a more momentous events than the personal computer was. Was You know when we first started getting maximum. PC's and Atari back in the day. I mean I think this is certainly affected a bigger percentage of
"atari" Discussed on How I Built This
"He's are two very conic sounds chucky cheese pizza giant with the games that kept you distracted for hours and an atari video game which could frankly distract you for a lot longer days brats but what's incredible is that both of these childhood experiences were created by the same person but the same guy by nolan bushnell he founded atari just a few years out of college and he started chucky cheese just a few years after that and for nolan it all began when he was a kid in utah the nineteen fifties and he learned a very simple lesson about business the dinner one night mom said boy we've got so many strawberries we're not gonna be believed them all maybe we'll we'll give them away i didn't think that much about it the next day i happened to go to the grocery store with her and i saw that in the store in the grocery store they were selling strawberries for fifty cents a basket and i looked at that and i said that's what the market is so i went home found all the extra little baskets that were around the house went out picked a bunch of strawberries and went up and down the street selling the strawberries for a discount off of what the grocery store was selling and i sold out in an hour i mean i don't even think i made it all the way to the end of the block and all of a sudden i had more money than i would make on allowance and mowing lawns for year.
"atari" Discussed on Game Scoop!
"Yeah most atari games don't even have music because i think the sound chip is monophyletic can only play make one meal everything on that system has to be designed to work on pong hardware and that's why you see all these tricks being made where they're basically morphing upon game into other things like tanks so i will take issue with like the simplicity because i know we all like arcade games from that era and though but those are much more complicated and interesting but like pacman you know on atari it's it's bad it's better than pacman other than pacman but i don't wanna play it or not are ever again and i still love playing this back then the arcade game august one on a co fun definitely fun immensely like those breakout breakout legitimately love breakout and there's such great versions of arcade ford of that but i don't think is improved every any any other instances there's much of coupon clones where it's like basketball or like hockey it's some of them are neat cabinets but it's all just like as my favorite like the we had in my house you know some one of the things that came out later that was like thirty five games in one and yeah it would be like hockey but it's the exact same game it was smaller like a smaller goal sometimes you're moving six paddles on either like yeah that was the whole idea of the atari twenty six hundred like built into the console was a switch switch game modes the whole ideas that every game was going to have whatever thirty to fifty different modes you could switch in there yeah four games in one twenty six hundred variants of pong that's.
"atari" Discussed on WGN Radio
"1979 atari v see us over one million atari were sold in 1979 the council was the best selling gift that holiday season i remember there was a game on atari in the original atari called warlords that was that was the coolest game i can't remember exactly how you played it but you had your view had your joystick in your little button and uh and he i it was uber shooting stemming of obviously very primitive in terms of graphics because it was keno atari 1979 1980 the rubik's cube that seems a little early i just remember the rubix cube being really popular in like eighty three four but eighty rubix cube is widely recognised that the world's top selling puzzle game and toy as a vote as back in two thousand nine over three hundred and fifty million have been sold worldwide the us another thing i used to throw against the wall could get so frustrated trying to figure it out rubik's cube you take the stickers off put them all want would you take the stickers often put meant and move the stickers so it's all one color on each side as how you solvit all right dan the year of your birth 1980 one the lego train legos first powered train was introduced a 1966 but the version of debuted 1980 and far more bells and whistles and was the biggest share a toy of 81 i hear legos man what legos never rug waned in popularity did they and their move their bigger now than they ever were coming hell they're making you know sixty milliondollar budgeted movies now right right.
"atari" Discussed on Tech News Today
"The kind of media typecast of what is a beautiful person so i would love for the idea of beauty to be a huge wide range as well so the last video game that i actually played was on my a for real like you now hours at a time was on my atari 2600 which might be coming back in some shape or form we i heard of the brand new atari products e3 in now photos of this mystery box are beginning to appear on lines called the atari box and in a newsletter found the tory says the product is meant to appeal to both old that's me and new fans of atari so you'll see those rib dolines a raised back in part of it will be made of wood plus it will have an hemi port for usb ports and st slot do you have any guesses as to what this will do what kind of games that will play one i'm really excited i also play the timer brother had one and i loved it i loved playing it was the first system that i got place so i'm really excited because they say that we're going to be having um you know all the old games along with the new games that are there so if you played a like a venture a word venture or defender and other things were also can get play their but quote heart is that they uh the mock ups shows in ethernet port so we might also get online place that made me that we could play games to gather with your friends um or online games that they're going to have is well to bat which is kind of cool but we have to remember this is like a cg mockup this is there is not yet aid build console that we're dealing with and that's always a little bit of a worry because they like the last thing that we heard about this is that it's probably going to be crowd funded.