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Fresh update on "avalanche" discussed on Morning Edition
"Avalanche was captured in dramatic video footage as it swept down the mountainside. Several people were killed immediately in the rush of ice rock and debris that moved with ferocious speed through an area known as the Mar-a-Lago. Rescuers were shaken by what they saw as they rushed to the area in helicopters. It was a crazy scene where the bodies were found, because they were blocks of ice and enormous rocks everywhere, as we started to look for people. That's Luigi felicetti and Alpine rescuer from the area speaking to Italian state television after they paused their search on Sunday. We had to suspend the search in the afternoon because of the risk presented by hot temperatures. Temperatures in the area have spiked above 50° in recent days, well above average and will be high again today, complicating efforts to keep searching in the area of avalanche. Speaking to the Italian daily corriere de la Serra, climate scientist Renato colucci said the crack in the glacier is directly related to climate change. Climate scientists say the glacier, the largest in northeastern Italy's Dolomites, will likely disappear within 20 to 30 years. It has already decreased greatly in recent years, although people still ski the glacier in the winter. A spokesman for the Alpine mountain in cave rescue corps told The Associated Press that high heat was perhaps only one factor of many that caused the glacier to crack. The Mediterranean basin, including Italy, southern Europe, and northern Africa has been labeled a climate change hotspot by UN scientists. On Italian TV and across social media, authorities are sharing phone numbers for families and friends of people missing in the area to call. They are trauma therapists providing counseling at the base camp where families have gathered. For NPR news, I'm Adam raney in Rome. This
Fresh "Avalanche" from Morning Edition
"Get this video out as quickly as it did. We applaud that. That's good. All cities across America should have similar laws that require this information to get out. But what needs to happen for my client's case and for all young black Americans today who are getting out of their cars is there must be laws in place and it must be procedures in place that protect them. It feels like we keep having these conversations, though, a calls for justice protests after black men are killed by police, will anything be different this time. You know, I'm not naive. Of course, we know that these calls for change could sound hollow. But we have no choice, but to be hopeful. We have to be hopeful. And we have to continue to push in the direction of this change. And I think that change starts with a dialog and honest dialog about what is happening between law enforcement and black Americans today in America. Bobby dicello is a lawyer for the family of jaylen walker. Thank you so much for being on the program. Thank you for having me. Rescuers are still looking for a number of mountain climbers who are missing in Italy's northeastern Dolomites. A large chunk of ice broke off an Alpine glacier and triggered an avalanche that has killed at least 6 people and injured at least 8 others. Adam Rainey reports from Rome. The avalanche was captured in dramatic video footage as it swept down the mountainside. Several people were killed immediately in the rush of ice rock and debris
Fresh update on "avalanche" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Mortgage. I'm Wendy Gillette in New York, another shooting of an unarmed black man has brought protesters to the streets. This one was an Akron Ohio. Police say he had a gun in his car and shot at them. CBS News correspondent Jim Crow reports. It's hard to make out, but police say body cam videos from 8 officers show that Jay lind walker fired at them from his car during a traffic stop before he got out and was chased. The 25 year old unarmed black man was then fatally shot 60 times. Akron police chief Steve bilet they need to be able to articulate what specific threats they were facing. The chief says his officers will be held accountable. The officers are on paid administrative leave. There was another deadly shooting. This one at a mall in Denmark, Elaine Cobb has more on the suspect who's under arrest. Police in Denmark say the 22 year old man who is believed to have killed three people in central Copenhagen yesterday is known to local mental health services. They believe he acted alone and picked his victims of random. Witnesses at the busy shopping mall said the gunman was armed with a rifle a pistol and a knife two Danes and two Swedes remain in the hospital after the shooting in critical condition but stable. The Supreme Court's monumental decision to overturn roe V wade sends abortion, rights, back to the states. 26 states have laws to ban or partially limit procedures. CBS News legal correspondent Jan Crawford on what's happening now. You're seeing abortion rights advocates go into those states and file lawsuits in state courts under state constitutions because the Supreme Court said it's not in federal constitution, but if a state has more protective rights in their constitutions and work it out there, a glacier collapsed at a popular hiking mountain in northern Italy, CBS is Sabina Castelfranco from Rome. Search and rescue operations resume this morning and the Italian Alps were part of a mountain glacier collapsed on Sunday, killing at least 6 people and injuring 8. Authorities say that another 17 are so missing, a summer heat wave in Italy is believed to have been the cause of the avalanche that took place on the marmolada glacier. The highest peak in the Dolomites. Pope Francis tells Reuters in an exclusive interview. He has no plans to resign and laughed off rumors. He has cancer. He also says he would like to visit Russia and Ukraine after his trip to Canada. A law in Tennessee that allows immigrants to get work licenses for jobs like social work and nursing went into effect this weekend. Laura Laura is a DACA recipient. Now with this being open to people who have authorization to work here, think it's going to be a big impact. This is CBS News. Presented by rocket mortgage, whether you're looking to purchase a new home or refinance yours, rocket mortgage can help you get there for home loan solutions that fit your life, rocket can. 7 O three Monday morning July 4th. Mostly sunny and hot today highs in the low 90s. Good morning, I'm Bruce Allen, and here at the top local stories we're following for you this hour. The July 4th celebration on the mall will be back to its old self again today in person and culminating in a full firework celebration. But you may want to leave home earlier than in the past to get a spot. Metro says it's rail capacity will be lower than typically as on July 4th. And could also mean you have a longer way to catch a train back home. Maybe as much as 60 minutes after the fireworks are over. Fireworks are set to begin at 9 O 9 tonight, though the launch from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. And with ridership expected to be high, metro promises its transit police will be out in full force. Huge event for us, we will see police at Smithsonian and, you know, a lot of our stations. Metro's interim general manager Andy off tells our partners at NBC four, the holiday is an all hands on deck event. He says in pre-pandemic days metro would see about 400,000 riders on July 4th, and while they're not sure they'll reach those numbers this year, off says it's going to be big. It may even get to the point where our police are going to have to stop people before they go into the station, particularly after the fireworks to make sure we're not putting too many people onto the platform. The transit agency suggests you use a station other than Smithsonian, which usually experiences the worst crowding on July 4th, and avoid transfers if possible. Sarah Jacobs WTO news. As usual for these events, if you're planning on going down to the mall, expect to find road closures, parking restrictions, and security screenings. You can check WTO P dot com for other metro tips and alternatives and to see a full list of road closures. The Smithsonian folklife festival is back to, says the parade down constitution avenue, and the national symphony orchestra of the back on the west lawn of the capitol. The 42nd annual a capital fourth concert is also in person after two virtual years. That concert starts at 8 p.m.. It will be broadcast on PBS with four time Grammy nominee country artist Mickey guyton hosting.
Fresh update on "avalanche" discussed on BBC Newsday
"By the avalanche is not yet known, but the local emergency service said it believed 15 were in the group at the site of the collapse. Helicopters have been sent to the scene as well as Alpine teams and sniffer dogs and the search for survivors will resume in a few hours. Terry Egan. Over the weekend, people in Japan were asked to turn off their lights to help the country conserve power during a record breaking heat wave. The prime minister funnier kashida says the country will now use nuclear reactors to supply electricity as the scorching temperatures put pressure on the power grid. Our correspondent in Tokyo Rupert wingfield Hayes says the recent increases in solar power haven't been enough to help Japan cope with the crisis. In the last few years, there has actually been a big pickup in renewable energy production, but it's mainly been solar. There are lots of solar farms all over Japan now, but they peak production during the middle of the day and peak electricity demand is in the early evening when people get home, want to cook, want to switch on all the light and switch on the air conditioning, and that's just at the time when the solar is not producing at full capacity. And so that's where we see this really, this problem occurring last week. So I think the longer term solution, which the kushida government has announced is to dramatically increase renewables. They're going to go from around 20% to 40% by 2030, that's his ambitious target, and that will include a lot of wind and a lot of perhaps tidal power and other types of renewable that will not go off at sunset, but he's also sticking to 20% nuclear in the long term, and a lot of people here say that is not a realistic target because there's so much social resistance to reopening the nuclear plants, although as we've seen this week, mister kishida is using this crisis to push ahead with that agenda of getting nuclear plants back on. To Sri Lanka now, where all supplies of fuel are expected to run out in the next day or so. The United Nations is warning that the country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis with many people struggling to get enough to eat and medicines in desperately short supply. The government has run out of hard currency to pay for imports, and situation many blame on mismanagement combined with the effects of the pandemic which sought tourist numbers plummet. Our correspondent reginae fighting Arthur sent this
Fresh "Avalanche" from BBC Newsday
"In the Italian Alps, Terry Egan, has this report. Video of the incident shows a massive ice collapsing down the slopes of marmalade, the highest mountain in the Italian Dolomites. It happened on a route normally taken to reach the summit and according to the emergency services, the mixture of snow, ice and rock, hit the excess road, where several groups of people who were roped together were swept away. It's not clear what caused the section of the glacier called a Serac to collapse. But the area has been experiencing unusually high temperatures in recent days. The disaster struck one day after a record high temperature of 10°C was recorded at the glaciers summit, reinhold messner, an Italian mountaineer, said the glacier had been receding for several years due to the impact of global warming, while glaciers occasionally collapsed due to gravity, he said, the reason here was the unusual heat rendering the ice unstable. The number of climbers hit by the avalanche is not yet known, but the local emergency service said it believed 15 were in the group at the site of the collapse. Helicopters have been sent to the scene as well
Avalanche dethrone Lightning to win Stanley Cup for 3rd time
"Nathan McKinnon nets one and assists in the game winner as the Colorado avalanche defeat the Tampa Bay lightning two one to win their first Stanley Cup championship since 2001 Kale mccart was awarded the Khan smythe trophy for the most valuable player of the playoffs Throughout this whole whole game environmentality was just when that period and when the next one get the next shift and so on and we're never looking too far ahead to the outcome and we definitely we definitely feel like we earned that one for sure Lightning captain Steven stamkos broke the ice early but that was the last Tampa Bay would score McKinnon found a crack at Andre vasilevsky's right side to tie the game at one 54 the second then fed arturi lechon who would give Colorado the lead midway through the game and Darcy Kemper stopped 22 shots to earn the series clinching win Walter marsicano
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 11:27 p.m. EDT
"AP sports time gethin cool bar the three Pete was denied as the Colorado avalanche are Stanley Cup champions for the first time in 21 years After a two one win over two time defending champion Tampa Bay in game 6 Nathan McKinnon scored the tying goal one minute and 54 seconds into the second period before arturi lechon and netted the game winner midway through the second As defenseman kale mccart took home the Khan smythe trophy as the playoff MVP Overall this team is just a bunch of fighters and our model throughout the year was just Pascal so we never wanted to go away and that was kind of what we stuck with and I think it showed tonight Major League Baseball the American League leading Yankees bounced back from being no hit with a walk off 6 three win over the Astros correspondent Tom Miriam has more Aaron judge hit a three run Homer on Seth Martinez in the bottom of the tenth to win a game that looked like another Astros win for much of it Judge also won the first game of the series with a 9th inning single on Thursday Kind of remind me of some postseason games Big clutch hitting Other AL winners the Red Sox twins rays angels White Sox and athletics In the national league the Marlins walked off the Met three to two on Nick fortes solo Homer with two outs in the 9th Which was awesome I did not want to get swept against those guys Other NL winners the Dodgers brewers Phillies Diamondbacks cubs nationals and reds Ole miss has won the college World Series after scoring three times in the 8th to complete a sweep of Oklahoma with a four two victory Brandon Johnson struck out all three batters he faced in the 9th to close out the rebels first national title It was a dream come true Ever since you're a little kid you dream of being on the mound in those situations And then when it happened you just like go of yourself because you realize that you did do it And engulfed Xander schauffele ended a three year winless drought on the PGA Tour after coming from one shot back on the final hold to post a two stroke victory at the travelers championship Guess and cool bot AP sports
Kadri scores in OT in return, Avs move to brink of title
"Not some country scored a 1202 of overtime to give the Colorado avalanche a three to two come from behind win over the Tampa Bay lightning and take a commanding three games to one lead in their best of 7 series And I thought it may be pinned between his arm and you know he was kind of swimming in the crease and I thought he might have had it so it was certainly a few seconds of confusion there and then I just saw everybody kind of bull rush the ice and that's when I knew it was confirmed Tampa Bay came out with an explosive start to the game Anthony cirelli scoring 36 seconds in Colorado answered in the second the puck going in off Nathan McKinnon skate while on the power play Victor hedman gave the lead back to the lightning lifting a perfect backhand over Darcy Kemper Anthony cogliano even things up in the third to force overtime
Lightning bounce back, beat Avalanche 6-2 in Game 3
"The Tampa Bay lightning have life after dropping the first two road games of the best of 7 series they win at home beating the Colorado avalanche 6 to two The bolt's got scoring from all four of their lines Andre palat had a goal and an assist as did Steven stamkos We had a much better start We had some chances We had some shots We had some offensive zone shifts something we didn't really have early in the game The last two So it's a different feel We're obviously comfortable in playing those tighter close games and games with the lead Nick Paul not just 5th goal of the playoffs early in the second which turned out to be the game winner Anthony cirelli pat maroon and Corey Perry each scored Nikita kucherov and Victor hedman both finished with two assists Both of Colorado's goals came on the power play off the stick of their captain Gabriel landeskog Walsh marsicano Tampa
Avalanche rout Lightning 7-0 to take 2-0 lead in Cup Final
"The avalanche on a two games to non Stanley Cup final lead This after they humiliated the lightning 7 to nothing Two goals came off the stick of kale With some good goals and stuff like that but at the end of the day we know next game is gonna bring their best And it's always the next game is the hardest Colorado parlayed an eye popping territorial advantage into a three zero lead after the first period Those goals came from valerian Andre baray and Josh Manson At the other end of the ice the two time defending champs rarely tested as gold tender Darcy Kemper who turned away 16 shots Bruce Morton Denver
Avalanche beat Lightning in OT to open Stanley Cup Final
"Colorado blew a two goal lead but bounced back to defeat the lightning four three in overtime Andre borovsky took a pass from valerian to cushion and delivered the game winner at one 23 of the extra session Just trying to get it get out as quick as possible And then obviously I'll get to park back and met a great play to me and it was just for me to shoot it like it went in The avalanche had not played since June 6th but jumped out to a three one lead in the first period However in 48 seconds Tampa Bay got goals from Andre palant and Mikhail sergachev to tie the game at three in the second period Game two is Saturday Bruce Morton
Update on the latest sports
"AP sports on day ferry and the lightning are in the Stanley Cup final for the third straight year after beating the rangers two to one Steven stamkos scored twice including the game winner just 21 seconds after Frank Fernando tied the game for the blue shirts Nikita kucherov says he's proud of his team's finals run It means a lot not many teams have done that before and be one of them and it's huge and we were really happy with the result but we still have more important games ahead Lightning avalanche begins on Wednesday Baseball and the braves won their tenth in a row with an 8 run 7th to beat the pirates ten four Gary McKinley was there After dansby Swanson drove him three runs with a bloop single the braves again loaded the bases and this time Ozzy albie sent one over the right field wall to give Atlanta their biggest inning of the year Albie said winning has been a team effort Pitching in the defense and hitting you gotta just keep going and never give up and you know we keep our focus and our energy height to win games The Giants were three two winners in the return of Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw Other than losing which is no fun no matter what building block you want but overall you know I feel I feel good about it for the most part and be ready to go for the next one The podracing rock he split a double header Other NL winners were the Phillies cardinals nationals in Marlins The Yankees made it ten wins in 11 games by slamming the cubs 8 zero Aaron judge belted two of the yanks 6 solo homers off Matt swarmer I'm a sucker for a good rally and a nice you know double in the gap with runners and scoring the position but 6 solo shots with one single looks looks pretty nice too Other AL winners were the twins and rangers along with the angels Orioles a's tigers and Mariners Modale won the Belmont stakes ahead of nest and Skippy longstocking Trainer Todd pletcher finished one two and now has four victories in the Belmont Golf and Tony finau and Rory McIlroy are co leaders through three rounds of the Canadian open Female birdied his final hole for a 62 and an 11 under total I'm Dave ferry AP sports
Avalanche sweep Oilers, advance to Stanley Cup Final
"Colorado completed a sweep of the oilers by winning an overtime 6 5 with the victory the avalanche advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 2001 The game winner came from arturi lechon whose wrist shot went into a wide open net at one 19 of OT Came on strong with one goal and four assists for a Colorado team that twice trailed by two goals in the third period The avalanche won the cup in 2001 beating New Jersey They'll face the winner of the Eastern Conference final either the rangers or lightning I'm Bruce Morton
Avalanche off to Cup Final for first time since '01
"Josh Brown tree you sweep in the NHL's Western Conference final correspondent Bruce Morton has more Colorado completed a sweep of the oilers by winning an overtime 6 5 with the victory the avalanche advanced to the Stanley Cup final for the first time since 2001 The game winner came from arturi lechon whose wrist shot went into a wide open net at one 19 of OT It's a chance to play for their silent couple doesn't come very often So you got to make most of it and this year it's an opportunity for us and you just kind of go up and take it Came on strong with one goal and four assists for a Colorado team that twice trailed by two goals in the third period The avalanche won the cup in 2001 beating New Jersey
Avalanche beat Oilers 4-2 to take 3-0 series lead
"The avalanche owner three games to none lead in the Western Conference Finals after scoring the final two goals in a four two downing of the oilers JT copper broke a two two tie with 7 18 remaining The game winner came about 5 minutes after Ryan McLeod tied it for Edmonton Valerian scored two straight goals to give the apps a two one lead about four and a half minutes into the second period Pablo Franco's turned back 27 shots for Colorado which is seeking its first birth in the final since 2001 Connor McDavid opened the scoring just 38 seconds into the game and Mike Smith stopped 39 shots for the oilers who will try to stave off elimination on Monday I'm Dave
Francouz, Kadri lead Avs to 4-0 win over Oilers in Game 2
"The avalanche have a two games to none lead after a flurry of goals and a backup netminder led them to a four zero shutout of the oilers Nazem Cadbury set up goals by arturi lechon and Josh Manson and mikko ranton and Turing a two O four span early in the second period like an immense and tally just 15 seconds apart Pavel Franco's had a 24 save shutout two nights after the oilers scored 6 times in a game one loss Frances replaced Darcy Kemper who suffered an upper body injury in the second period of the opener Mike Smith made 35 saves for the oilers who host game three on Saturday I'm Dave
Avalanche hold off Oilers for wild 8-6 victory in Game 1
"Both teams scored at will but Colorado hung on for a series opening 8 6 victory JT conference scored two goals for the avalanche We're gonna have some stuff to clean up a lot of guys chipped in offensively tonight but I think we have a lot to clean up defensively If we want to win more games in the series we have a bit to clean up The oilers tied the game at two at 1937 of the first period but the avalanche went up for good just 9 seconds later on an unassisted goal from Kael makar He finished with a team high four points Edmonton's Ryan nugent Hopkins tallied at 1236 to make it 7 6 but the avalanche sealed the deal with Gabriel landeskog's empty netter Bruce Morton Denver
Helm scores late, Avalanche beat Blues 3-2 to win series
"Darren helms goal with 5.6 seconds remaining gave the avalanche a three two comeback win over St. Louis ending the second round series in 6 games JT comp for second goal of the night came on a power play and tied the game midway through the third period What could have been anyone tonight Obviously that feels good that I got a couple tonight but it could have been anyone Everyone is doing it the right way Helm put the abs in the Conference Finals for the first time since 2002 Darcy Kemper needed to make just 18 saves blanking the blues after Jordan Cairo beat a midway through the second period Ville husso kept the blues in the game with 36 saves The abs will host the oilers in the first two games of the west finals I'm Dave
McDavid, Oilers eliminate Flames in OT, on to West finals
"Connor McDavid and Leon draisaitl have carried the oilers to a 5 four overtime victory against the flames and a birth in the Western Conference Finals McDavid provided the series clincher at 5 O three of the extra session taking a pass from dry subtle for his 7th goal of the postseason Dry Seidel had four assists and finished with 17 points in the series scoring at least three points in all 5 games McDavid and draisaitl each have 26 points in the playoffs so far Zach Hyman had a goal and two assists for the oilers who will head to Denver to face the avalanche I'm Dave
Watch: Tyler Bozak saves Blues’ season with Game 5 overtime goal vs. Avalanche
"The blues are still alive in their second round series after defeating the avalanche 5 to four on Tyler bozak's goal three 38 into overtime Bose capped a frantic rally in which Robert Thomas tied the game with 54 seconds left in regulation The app scored the first three goals and were ahead three to one in the third period until Thomas and Justin Fox scored four 17 apart Nathan McKinnon's third goal of the night put the avalanche ahead late in the third but the blues sent the series back to St. Louis for game 6 on Friday Vladimir tarasenko also scored for the blues
Nazem Kadri records hat trick in Avalanche's Game 4 win: 'For those that hate, that was for them'
"Nazam cadre nets a hat trick to lead the avalanche past the blue 6 to three at enterprise center giving Colorado a three games to one series lead Qadri's performance comes after he had dealt with off ice threats following a play in game three in which he had collided with St. Louis goaltender Jordan Bennington Great follow-up game So you know I guess I was and I needed some fuel and you know I was pretty upset You know for the last couple of days but it is what it is We got the wine that's what we wanted David perron scores twice for St. Louis Darcy Kemper is the winner in that Billy hussa would take the loss shots on goal favoring Colorado 37 to 20 Mike Reeves St. Louis
Lehkonen scores twice to help Avalanche beat Blues 5-2
"The avalanche owner two games to one lead in their second round series after arturi lakin and scored twice in a 5 two win over the blues Logan O'Connor nazem kadri and Gabriel Landis Kaggle scored for Colorado which is three on the road this postseason Cadbury's goal put the avalanche head to stay Jordan Bennington started in goal for St. Louis and made three saves before leaving the game 6 45 into the first period Kadri and blues defenseman Callie Rosen collided into him after getting their skates tangled up in the crease Game four is Monday in St. Louis I'm Dave
Perron scores twice, Blues even series with 4-1 win over Avs
"David perron scored twice including the game winner in the blues four one victory at Colorado I was important to find a way to win one here on the road just like we did last time against Minnesota and keep pushing for here Perron's power play goal put St. Louis ahead two zero with 34 seconds remaining in the second period He also delivered an insurance goal midway through the third period after Gabriel land is a power play goal to draw the avalanche within two to one Jordan Cairo also scored on Darcy Kemper Brandon Saad added an empty netter and Pavel buchnevich had two assists for St. Louis Kemper turned back 28 shots Jordan Bennington made 30 saves for the blues who hosts game three on Saturday I'm Dave
"avalanche" Discussed on Against The Odds
"John stiffer stares out at the wide meadow of powder snow in front of him. He's 150 feet down from the summit. At the group's first stopping point. He watches as another member of the group, shoots off and disappears from view. He shuffles forward on his skis, getting ready for his turn. But he feels uneasy. The same doubt that entered his mind this morning is back, and it's gnawing away at him. His concern started bubbling back up when they were all gathered at the top of cowboy mountain. Everything felt rushed. He thinks back to his conversation at the chairlifts with Jim Jack this morning. Jack's buddy said the golden rule on tunnel creek is to stay left. But now, for some reason, everyone's heading right. He tries pushing his worries aside. After all, how could this many experienced backcountry skiers be wrong? Especially when locals like Jim Jack are with them. Stiffer looks ahead. Jack's up next. Then him. Jack looks over his shoulder at stiffer. There's a massive smile on his bearded face. All right, let's do this. Stiffer watches Jack go. He carves gracefully through the snow, making wide turns that send big waves of powder high into the air. It looks like he's having the time of his life. A few seconds later, he drops out of sight. The moment Jack is out of view, stiffer catches something moving from the corner of his eye. Did some of the snow just shift? One of the other skiers leans forward. That looks sketchy. Yeah. I saw something too. Stiffer and the other skiers carefully scan the terrain. He notices some loose snow rolling down the slope, but nothing major. He listens, but here's only silence. Then, the man next to stiffer points. Look, that tree over there. Stiffer looks and sees a tree top just over the edge of the hill where Jim Jack dropped out of sight. It swaying back and forth as if it's being shaken from below. White powder falls from its branches, stickers eyes go wide. There's only one thing he can think of that can make a tree move like that. An avalanche. Rob Castillo leans against one of the spruce trees below him, and looks up at the slope. He still can't shake his strange sense of unease. He sees another pair of skiers coming down the mountain towards them. But at the last moment, the skiers veer away from them and head for a larger patch of trees on the left side of the slope. Stay left, Castillo remembers. That's the rule on tunnel creek. He turns to look at the three people standing beneath the trees, uphill from him. Elise sogd Chris Rudolph and Johnny Brennan. He cups his hands around his mouth to call up to them. Hey. Should we all scoot over to where those two just went? Rudolph gives a thumbs up. Castillo feels relief. The clump of trees he's standing in is small and exposed. Plus, it's right above a narrow gully. What backcountry skiers call a terrain trap. Once you ski down that gully, there's no way back out. The skiers who went left are in an area with big, old growth trees with thick trunks. That's a much safer place to be. Castile looks down to fiddle with his gloves, but then he hears Rudolph's voice calling out. Castillo looks up and sees us tsunami of white, barreling down the mountain right towards him. There's no way to outrun it. He turns his back to the wall of white. He knows from his avalanche safety training that his best move is to hold on to something to avoid being swept away. Snow starts streaming through his legs and over his boots. He wraps each of his arms around the two small trees right in front of him. The snow is now at his waist. Everything's becoming shrouded in white fog. He sticks his head between the trees and grips them as hard as he can. And then it hits. The avalanche crashes over him like a wave. Almost knocking him down. Snow and ice pummel is back, harder, and harder. The weight of the falling snow starts to push him forward. His shoulders are getting crushed into the tree trunks. And the snow keeps coming. It pushes his face forward into the sharp spruce needles. He clutches the trees even tighter, filling them bend against the force. On the slope just below him. He sees a tree snap like a matchstick and spin off into the white void. Castillo strains to hold onto the trees. He knows losing his grip. He means death. Suddenly, he feels the barrage of snow on his back easing. Soon, it's just a stream of powder pouring between his knees. The white fog begins to clear. He sees daylight above. All around, he hears the eerie creaking of swaying and broken trees. Castillo turns to look up the hill, where Chris Rudolph, at least sgs dead, and his friend Johnny Brennan were. But there's no one there. Johnny, Johnny. No one answers. Everyone's just gone. Inside the avalanche, Elise sog stead feels for body tumbling out of control as the snow hurdles down the mountain. She struggles to breathe. Her body slams against something hard. Maybe a tree, but the icy wave continues to drag her along. There's no stopping. Then she remembers something, a lesson from surfing, when the ocean drags you under, relax, conserve your energy. Until it relents. Because it will relent. She fights to force away the fear and panic clouding her thoughts. She's not dead yet. And if she's going to survive, she has to stay calm. She does her best to relax as the raging wave of snow tosses her around like a rag doll. She knows it's only been seconds since the avalanche started. And it feels like hours. Then she feels the snow slowing and becoming less violent. She knows from her avalanche training what will happen now. The snow will stop, and almost immediately freeze solid. She also knows that most avalanche victims suffocate after being entombed in the frozen snow. She needs to act now. Sog said sticks her hands out in front of her. If she can get them above the surface, it will make her easier to spot. She feels the avalanche slow to a crawl. Then stop. Sogs said tries to move. But can't, the heavy wet snow is pressing down on her chest, turning as hard as cement. Her legs are pinned somewhere beneath her. She tries to turn her head, but it's locked in place. She's completely trapped entombed in snow in ice..
"avalanche" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"Whatever main that it may be, it happened to be avalanche in this case. And that's what were they led to. That was the last 6 months. Yeah, so looking forward, really mostly excited about the subnets and how these games could really scale and prove out the subnet technology that we've been prepping for some time. And so you're going to be seeing these different games have their customized rule sets, and you're going to be able to interact with these games. As if they're web two games. So it should just simply work and work very well. And so I think coming up, we're seeing a lot of deal flow coming through the avalanche. Circles as well. We hired someone from EA games that's been incredibly helpful Ed Chang. He's a complete beast. And so he comes from the gaming world and is really trying to look at this critically, not just deploy as many games as possible. That's not going to win in this very hyper competitive market. What's going to really win is if you find games that are simply fun, I think that's where I personally draw the line. I think there are some fun games and web three, but we all played a fair share of games and web three. It's not nothing like the traditional gaming selection. So I think that's where that's kind of what we have to achieve. To beat as a collective community. We're waiting on web four. Web four games are going to be a good night. Yeah, exactly. So yeah. I'm down for a web 5. Yeah, I'm really tired of the games that are chores. Where you got to go in and click a button to claim if you do. So they're getting some of them are getting worse. Totally un fun is what they are and they're not games. And the only reason why I would argue that some of these games are fun and quotes is because you're making money. So that's not going to last forever. That party that strategy is not going to last forever. And so again, it comes back to the roots. It should be fun, and then if there's monetization that can happen, great. If not, don't force it. So on the eve labs website, it says avax dot network is a site avalanche is the fastest smart contracts platform in the blockchain industry is measured by time to finality. That is a bold claim. Especially because we've been.
"avalanche" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"These are very low and continue to be improved to make sure that we can make them lower or more just keep making sure that the dynamic fees don't rise when the demand is high and things like that. And so I think the last 6 to 8 months, 6 to 9 months, you've been seeing kind of avalanche being the new kid on the block, turn more into like, wow, there's actually activity going on and not just a little bit of activity, but a lot of it. And considering the stats I gave you earlier, it's like the 800 active wallets a month. Where I think if you look at TVL, we're at about 11.2 billion in the DeFi space, I think we're usually like third or fourth right after, I guess right now it seems like Terra BSC phantom and avalanche were kind of like always changing places. So that's kind of how it's been working for the last 6 to 8 months in terms of actual activity. Very good. So right now, avalanche, AVA, X is 86 bucks approximately. It's nice to see the whole markets popping up over these last couple of days. It's been kind of refreshing to see. So total circulating supply is about 250 million of these tokens and there are going to be about 720 million of them total. So, you know, this is interesting now. You guys are in the top ten as Joel mentioned. Do you guys are moving there? What would you say are some of the key drivers of the avalanche ecosystem right now? Like, why is it in the top ten at this point? Yeah, I would say the previous statement is probably like one third of it where a lot of the defect activity has been picking up. That's huge for avalanche right now, especially to prove it's utility as an actual viable scalable L one. The other components I would say are important are institutions and enterprises. They have much longer time to markets. So it's kind of crypto people are like, let's have this tomorrow and the enterprises are like, let's have that next year. And so that's kind of the juggling that we have to do, but we are seeing a lot of these enterprises also now kind of saying, all right, well, we actually realized that blockchain is here to stay. Now how can we be a part of it? And so I think like Deloitte has launched something using avalanche. There are also a few other institutions that have done the same and they're also some that aren't public yet that are kind of on the works..
"avalanche" Discussed on The Bad Crypto Podcast
"Continuing our series of exploring other blockchains, we stick to the beginning of the alphabet to check out one of the newer players on the scene, avalanche, and while still relatively new, the avax token has broken into the coin gecko top ten for market cap. Today, we visit with J kurahashi sofu, VP of marketing at aval labs, to challenge their assertion that avalanche is the world's fastest smart contract blockchain. Don't worry, we are confrontational, but we do have questions. Questioning everything is what we do because we really just don't know. And it's how we learn. So learn along with us as we continue with an avalanche of content for your ears on episode number 593 of the bad crypto podcast. Who's that? This is bad crypto podcast show for cryptocurrency. Crypto serious. Crypto. It's not good for me to see a Russian right now, right? Too soon. To solve for Russian accent, I do not know. For a.
"avalanche" Discussed on Outside Podcast
"Campaign that was called backcountry zero. Creating campaign to eliminate avalanche fatalities. And I was like, no way. No way. That's a terrible idea, because it's never going to happen one and two what it does is it suggests that when there are fatalities, you screwed up. It's on you. Is your mistake. You blew it. Read the comments section of any report about a back country avalanche. You'll see what Z is talking about. No matter how tragic the event, people pile on, brutal remarks blaming victims for bad decision making. To the part of the problem, is that belief that we can be totally safe if we do everything just right. But I think that the way that modern avalanche education prepares people is to feel that if your methodical, if you check the boxes if you do you beat and checks if you carry your little card if you ensure that the red flags aren't present, that you can actually become a master of risk and I think that's very misleading. There's a whole generation out there right now of young people who are so athletic and they're so talented and they're so fit. And just like me, they're so hungry for adventure. The avalanche world has left those people behind. That is why he designed his big mountain snow safety program. Z works with small groups of experienced backcountry skiers and climbers. And he tiptoes them into situations in the mountains where they need to make decisions about potentially deadly hazards. Technical teachings, group management, communication, and snow science are all big components. But zea stresses to his students that they will make mistakes. And when they do, he wants them to have a process for handling what happens next. The reality is that we are all blowing it so often in the mountains with just aren't all paying the price. And that's the thing with the mountains, is there not fair, it's not a perfect feedback loop. You don't get told every time you screwed up, it's not like grade school. You might make terrible decisions and survive them, and you might make such a small mistake and not survive it. It's not a one for one deal. You know, because I look back and I see that younger version of myself, my interest and what I hope to make as a contribution is to that young skier and writer who.
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"They tend to be when there is the usual China fund or Russia fud or India fod. They freak out a little bit more. If you have a bug in your system, they think that's the end of the world. They don't understand that these things happen with some regularity and they get fixed. But what it is, whatever it is, it's just part and parcel of having a lot of new people. So those are I think my three characterizing points. There used to be we were mostly relegated to techies, but now traders are coming in. And traders come in based on two things. The traders come in when they see another person with deep pockets. They like to ape. You know, they see a rich person doing something. They're like, hey, this guy must be doing something right. So, you know, that's fine. That's a silly behavior. That's what, you know, they do it. That's fine. The other thing they do is they come in because the own chain metrics are in their favor. If you look at our TV L and our market cap, we have the highest TV L per market cap. Okay, so I can't really comment on the price, but people who have got lower TVs than us have higher market caps. So we're in a very good situation, high TV L is fantastic. People who see our growth patterns, they come in. So more frequently, these data driven traders have been coming into avalanche. And that's been that's a very different community. So they may or may not understand the revolutionary nature of the underlying technology. We also have quite a few I would say normal people. So just this is very important to me. And this is actually one area where I strive to differentiate us. Almost all of crypto has been appealing to the same kind of anti establishment and I everything crowd. You know, they want to break down society. They want to break down the dominance of the dollar and have say Bitcoin instead. Or the Ethereum folks, you know, I've heard crazy things. What if we build a system that is used to store terrible, terrible content? You know, it's okay, maybe that would be okay. And this was coming from very high on up. And that's not where we are coming from. I think I want to, you know, if you wanted me to position us, I would position us slightly to the more humane side of where crypto is today. So none of this, you know, you lost your coins. What's it to me? Or I got mine so screw you. Type people, but more of the how are you doing? I know I will do well, and I want you to do well in life as wild type of people. And more of the I could go by Ethereum and I could pretend that Ethereum is Ethereum two, all the while knowing that Ethereum is actually Ethereum one, the Ethereum is a proof of work coin. It is as disruptive and terrible for the environment as Bitcoin is. You know, so there's a huge disconnect in some circles there, and it's a little painful to watch. So all these people who, you know, ostensibly, they seem to care about things. ESG concerns, right? So they care about the environment. They care about social impact. Supposedly. And then they go and use technologies that are ten years old at this point. Proof of work is 11 years old. It's terrible for the environment you should not be touching a coin like that. If the least bit about the environment, you want to leave a better spot for the you can't be using 1% of world's electricity to mine your coin. And that's what Bitcoin and Ethereum combine do. So that's one area where I would like to make sure that we are everybody perceives us as being different. You know, we are a fast chain where a high capacity chain were a very versatile chain, and the people who understand our subnet infrastructure, et cetera, the techies know this, the normies will take a while to understand. But most importantly, I would like to attract delightful normal reasonable people. People who don't want to break down society as we have it, people who want to essentially preserve what we have, but make it much more efficient. Make the rails more efficient, cut out the fat, like even as I speak right above the laptop, I'm watching Wall Street. And those people, you know, they're the gatekeepers. They collect rent. They collect they don't give you service. They infect the poorer service. They jump ahead of your order flows. So people who want to cut that out. And leave a better world for their children. Those are the kinds of people I would like to attract. So and I've done everything. Everything I know to do, everything imaginable at the protocol level. To build something that will appeal to them inherently. And from now on, it's just a game of mostly sitting back and letting the usual percolation of ideas take hold and have people understand what it is that we have. Because I do, you know, I think clear to me that we have something that's far superior, both technically to other proof of state coins and also value wise to at least some of the big incumbents in this space. Yeah. And really best of luck, going for the journey that's there to come. Thank you there. And best of luck to you as well. This has been such a blast. I've so thoroughly. I was not expecting to see you today. So great to see you beat cancer. So great to see you have a great chat with you. As always, as if it's just 5 years ago from where we picked up from where we left off and continue the conversation. So great to see my hair back so great to chat with you again. Yeah, absolutely. And hopefully we can do another one of those. You know, not so far away. 5 years definitely, way, way, way too far. So I think that would be fun. I'm really excited to see what's happening in the avalanche ecosystem. We have our company course while we have a few people who are like quite into it and yeah, and also excited because it does feel like a very elegant, some of the design. So and yeah, I've been a big fan of your work for so many years. That's very exciting to see how this is coming to so.
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"Well, if a then B then see, but if a proposes then they have an advantage, but if it doesn't send the block, then X or Y could send their block and base will get accepted. It is exactly. It is like a peaceful leader schedule. Yeah. And so with this week leaders scheduled what's happening is sort of like avalanche in my mind is kind of like becoming equal into here are tender or Solana or E two in terms of MeV because they're still in terms of no, no. Are we becoming equivalent? No. Let me see. Let me think about that. In some sense, in some sense. So is that what's happening? No, I thought about this before and my conclusion back then was no. It's going to forever be a different profile. And hang on, but I do need to recreate my thinking. One of the things I love about talking to you guys is we just kind of talk. So I didn't come into this knowing what questions you would ask me. So bear with me as I try to think this up on the spot. So if we were to take a look at a system like whatever tendril, let's say, versus avalanche with the week leaders in place, then yeah, no, that's true that the week leaders do give an advantage to a chosen person per slot. That's definitely true. And in that sense, we are similar to what's happening on other chains. There's still a huge difference between being a chain that takes, let's say, in the case of solano, like 15 to 20 seconds to I think the 12 seconds, whatever the number is 12, 12 to 20 seconds to finalize versus a system like avalanche that's taking less than a second to finalize. So that's a huge reduction in MeV. The entity that can extract MeV does change. And in a leaderless system, anyone can extract MeV at any time. And with a week leader, then there's a dedicated personal as a designated person who is in a favorite position for a slot and other people will find it very difficult to extract MeV. So I think that change that optimization for avalanche with week leaders was a good one. It drastically reduced the amount of MeV extraction. It changes the way you extract MeV as well. So anyway, you know, we can talk about this at length. And the bottom line is, you know, what's the slippers you get when you go to avalanche? When you go to you have bridged over, you're going to use pangolin instead of uniswap where you're going to use Trader Joe or yiti swap or kind of canary or whatever. Instead of whatever people were using on Ethereum, so what's the slippage you get? Who jumps ahead of you and how much worse execution do you get? And at least at the moment, I can just look empirically and my eyes don't lie to me. The execution on avalanche is incredibly good compared to what happens on let's say uniswap. Every single every single Ethereum miner is extracting MeV right now. All of them. And the way the avalanche network is, there are so many people who are securing the network, and so many of these people are firsthand participants in the network, that they just will not do any of these attacks. So that's I think the big difference. When you have a designated minor class, you have these people who are sharks, you know how minors are, right? They're there for the money and only the money. They are not really forward thinking, they have some calculations they've made. And if someone comes along and says, here is here's some here's some trickery that allows you to make more money. They all jump and start using that trickery. So that's what's happening on Ethereum, and I see no reason for why that should change. We've seen this in the case of Bitcoin miners as well. They are completely profit driven. So they will do whatever makes sense for their profits. And in avalanche, the way the protocol is, the vast majority of the stake is not extracting is not extracting. My nodes are never going to extract MeV from any user. So when it's there time to propose blocks, they will do whatever is right. So that's I think a fantastic situation to be in. And the MeV to be extracted is far lower than a system like Ethereum. That definitely makes sense. I think that's one of the big differentiators of avalanche, which is like, it's not a very delegation heavy system where other proposed take systems because you have usually have limitations on the number of validators like in a tender main chain like you probably shouldn't go above one 50 validator, though. So there you have to have the delegation where I as a holder of tokens delegating my voting power and consensus to a particular commercial entity. And then when there are these commercial entities then, of course, they will have professional MeV extraction systems, if not today then eventually. The Nash equilibrium is everyone runs and every week extraction system. Distributes that via lower commissions or something something else. But in avalanche because essentially there is not a limitation on a number of validators, anyone who has coins can become a validator. And so we hope can be that well, at least a certain fraction of the network that is regular people running validators won't have professional MeV extraction systems. Now, that can be the hope. Now, of course, there's going to be entities like I don't know, probably finance has a lot of avalanche tokens or the exchanges will have a lot of avalanche tokens. And they'll have an avalanche validator they'll end up running and will be extracting systems in the future. But probably a bigger fraction of the avalanche network compared to other proof of state networks might be one where people are still running like naive code with no MeV or something like that. So that could be that could definitely be a structural advantage in our language. One curiosity I have.
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"So for people who are listening, so MeV is this thing by which participants to your protocol can jump in and extract some value by jumping ahead of other other natural transactions occurring in the system. You see somebody trying to buy something on, say, uniswap, you jump ahead of them. You purchase purchase. I had from them, and then I had ahead of them and sell to them. And that's a simple kind that you can sandwich their trades. You can do all sorts of things to extract value. On the avalanche. So there are multiple different avalanche deployments or avalanche protocols or protocols in the avalanche family. And so until I would say maybe June or so yeah, until about four months ago or so 5 months ago or so, we used a version of our protocol where anybody could propose a block in any slot. There's a completely leaderless. And so actually, the current protocol we're using is still completely leaderless. It's still true what I say is still true. But we added an optimization. So back in June, we added an optimization and it's been a game changer. If you use the initial avalanche protocol where anybody can come in at any time. Then a single MeV extractor with a single stake. So Brian comes along, he buys one, one unit of stake, and he starts doing whatever he does. He can jump in, and he can jump ahead of any transaction in any block. So that's what could have happened in that protocol. And that's what was happening in that protocol. And we got the idea. We heard from the Grapevine that there were some people extracting multiple thousands of dollars per day, maybe $30,000 per day, et cetera from the system. This pales in comparison to what can happen on a chain like Ethereum. On Ethereum, many millions are being extracted via MeV per day. It was a lot of money being made by the miners. Because the miners are in a unique position to jump in at any time. So on avalanche that we noticed that this could have been a problem. We immediately applied an optimization where we slightly favor a given proposal in every slot. So, you know, so proposal 37, let's say Brian gets slot 37. He gets a slight advantage in slap 37. But otherwise he needs to be in line there may be another thousand minus takers and rotation. So that's suddenly reduced people's ability to jump in. And so that has had an immense effect. The amount of MeV extracted from avalanche, I haven't characterized it, but I believe it has dropped down significantly by multiple orders of magnitude. And also, it creates a nice dynamic. If you want to be in the MeV extraction game, now you have to buy a lot of steak and participate in consensus as a first time consensus member. So that's been a great change. And it made the protocol even more resilient. But at the end of the day, there is one defense against MeV extraction. That is there's incontrovertible. It's the best defense. And that is, if you have a fast protocol, then MeV extraction becomes really hard. So when your protocol is lagging, let's say, 15 seconds behind real time. Like it is with Ethereum. Then there's so much MeV to extract. You know the future, right? People submitted transactions 15 seconds ago, and there you are about the craft your block as a minor in Ethereum. And you can do whatever you want because you know how the prices changed in the intervening seconds. And in the case of avalanche, we are by far the fastest chain. We're the only chain that goes from submission to completion in less than a second. Our time to finality is 750 milliseconds these days. So we go from initial injection to being completely done with the transaction in the blink of two in just two blinks of the eye. So like you do this and it's done. And so it's so fast that the value to be extracted is much lower. That's at least an order of magnitude faster than other chains. So it's an order of magnitude faster than Ethereum. It's an order of magnitude faster than Solana. So that's how you I think eliminate most of the MeV. And then these other optimizations at the protocol level, they create a nice dynamic. Whatever remaining value there might be goes down substantially. So we've done we've done a bunch of things, as I mentioned. So we are naturally, I think possess low value. And with just a small optimization we managed to turn the game upside down. And force the MeV extractors to have to hold a lot of stake, which is a great thing for the avocado token holders. So I went back when the avalanche was very early on. So one of the things that I loved about avalanche is that it was the first leader sensors algorithm, by which it would be mean when you said leaderless consensus algorithm in Bitcoin, every ten minutes of any minor, depending minor as a block and then it can put transactions into the block and it has full volition of which transaction it puts in. And then came a generation of proof of stake protocols which include standard which includes salala, which adopted these other family of consensus algorithms that.
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"Independent parties. So that in case something bad happens, then those same parties can reconstitute the secret and get back at the funds. It's a safety and security measure. It's not a technological necessity. The bridge is not trusted, or it can be made completely not trusted and the secret can be made completely local, but that's dangerous. So for a while to come, I plan to run the bridge in this current configuration, where the secret is distributed to multiple parties. They're all independent. They have been chosen not to be not to collude with each other. Some of the new parties were planning to expand that set of parties, by the way. And we plan to bring in just quite a few bigger players. So we are very happy with the bridge and how it turned out. I think it's represents the best of the bridging technologies out there. The cheapest for sure. Definitely. So I mean, when you look at the history of bridges in this ecosystem, I mean, in the beginning, the idea behind many of these bridges was that chains would verify each other's consensus, and then the training and chain B and then some event X happens on JV and then you can submit a cryptographic proof on chain a, and change it and verify that cryptographic proof that event takes happen on G and B and then it can take a dependent action why based on that proof. So we started off with that notion generally. And then and then what happened was I the space accelerated so fast that in reality nobody could really implement these kinds of teams at a good enough level to be used commercially. So everything boiled down into having 5 signers or ten signers or 20 signers and that includes the bridge between salana etherium like many bridges around the ecosystem are based on signers. Some group of parties that are selected by usually the foundations of the change that are bridging, and then these designers are possessing these keys and they're multi accounts on both sides and they're doing the bridging. And now, of course, avalanche has done a very big operational improvement on that setup by having the code of these signers running inside SGX enclaves where some guarantees can be made about these enclaves subject to the overall security of SGX itself, which is which has been a matter of debate in the general computer science and cryptography community for ten or 15 years. Should we use SGX at all, right? But avalanche has implemented that into SG expert. Do you see in the future a new generation of bridges coming between say three and avalanche where it doesn't depend on signers? Where there can be something else beyond signers or signers really the edge of human knowledge and the game is about making designers more and more secure. And that's about all we can do today. Right. Very good question. So first of all, let me handle the immediate question, which is so what's really going on behind behind the bridge? Well, what's going on is you need to make sure that something happened on chain a, and therefore authorized a corresponding action on chain B so Brian brought his cash over on chain a and now we have to give him rap tokens on chain B or vice versa, he brought his rap tokens over. We have to give him the original coins. And so you need to establish whether or not consensus took place. And so there are different techniques for doing this, depending on what your underlying technology is. But it all comes down to collecting signatures as you pointed out. Ideally, you would want to collect signatures from everybody on one side, who's affected. So only Ethereum, everybody who matters believes that Brian brought his goings over, and then therefore, a corresponding action should be should be authorized. So that's a good question. So how do you do that? It's hard to determine everybody who matters. It's hard to it's also very, very costly to collect signatures from everybody on earth. If you try to do it, then this act of collecting signatures can itself become a security hole because suddenly people can douse you by asking you to sign a whole bunch of things. So it's a dangerous it's a complicated game to play. At some point, most everybody realized, hey, there are only a few people not few, but they're only so many people on each chain that really matter. Like finance mattress. If finance believes that Brian brought his funds over, that's important. My notes probably don't matter all that much. But the overlap overlaps foundation nodes. Yo, that's an avalanche foundation nodes. That matters. So there are some people or some nodes that you can identify as being important in that ecosystem. And you can piggyback your decisions on them. And that's what most people have been doing. Can we can we get to a mode where we don't have these? I think it's hard mayor because if you do, like as you start pulling everybody, then that is a lot of cost for everybody. And depending on how the bridges are used, those requests may be too way too many in number. There are people working on less trusted bridges. Axl R is working on one and there are many others actually currently looking at various different technologies for making that execution faster or cheaper.
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"One has ever done anything like it before. So there are risks associated with new protocols. I would say that that's the first one. And is it better than other protocols across all dimensions? No. If you have a highly centralized network, if you have a network consisting of, let's say, up to ten loads, maybe up to 20 nodes, then all to all communication might be better than avaline style communication. So ten squared is not a very high number. So if you got ten validators, then you probably should use you can use an old school protocol like tender mint or Solana or whatever. So if all the decisions are being made by a small set of nodes, then you don't want the avalanche complexity. And in fact, avalanche might be slower because of the way it operates. It might be just better to have a multi round fixed number of rounds, three rounds of all to all communication, which is what pvt would do in such a scenario. So on the very low end, avalanche might be not suitable for you. But the magic of avalanches, as you add more validators, as you build truly decentralized systems, then it outshines the competition by a mile and a half. So it scales differently. And if you have thousands of validators, it's so much better than the alternative and the classical protocols. So oftentimes I hear that one of the downsides of avalanche is that bridging to avalanche is hard and eventually everything like the way to bridge to avalanches to build trusted bridges and actually the bridge between Ethereum and avalanche. He's actually a multistake bridge, which has been secured by SGX, but essentially a set of signers running a running approach. Do you think there is any grounds to maybe that avalanche consensus makes bridging hard into the ecosystem of other changes? That's an interesting question. So, okay, so there is a lot to unpack there. So let me try to unpack it. I think some of the first parts of what you said derives from our first bridge. So for the longest time, we were using a conventional bridge that is residing on Ethereum and avalanche. And the Ethereum side was executing on chain. So it was a regular chain of regular bridge from chain safe. And in fact, this is a bridge that's used by quite a few other protocols besides this. We found that it was quite fragile, and at times there were some issues with it that we were aware of that could have cost a lot of coins to other people who were using the same bridge. So at some point, we decided, hey, we need to ditch this thing. And we need to go to a much better foundation. So we built an entirely different kind of bridge. Based on a very different kind of technology for secure execution. Now, as you mentioned, it's called SGX. It ensures that the bridge operator can not modify the code of the bridge. The bridge operator can not gain access to information that stored inside the bridge in particular. The bridge operator can not access the all too important secret, which controls all the funds that are in the bridge. So the bridge can only do one function. It's got a hash of its code. And as long as that hash remains unchanged, the bridge can do only one function, which is take your funds on Ethereum and give them to you on avalanche and vice versa, the bridging job. So that's a first of its kind bridge. Ever since we installed it, ever since we made it public, we've gotten nothing but huge praise. I believe it is the smoothest bridging experience out there. It's fast. It's super cheap because nothing almost nothing happens on the Ethereum side. You just have to send your funds to the bridge address. So it's just a single transaction. It's a very simple transaction very, very gas efficient, very, very low cost. So our bridge has been getting praise from everybody. There's also a meme going around good bridging. So GM GB every morning, there's a coin that somebody issued to all the bridge users called GB and it's fantastic to have that as well. So the bridge has really been good. And one misconception I want to correct is it's true that the key secret inside the bridge is divided split and distributed to four different what we call wardens of the bridge. And the reason for that is not technological necessity. So if we wanted to, we could make the bridge completely trustless. When you could just have it operate as a black box secured by SGX, the key is only inside the box, and it's nowhere else. But that's a little risky. This is brand new technology. We just built it. We are really proud of it. Nobody else has anything like it. A lot of other coins are coming to us right now and saying, hey, can we use your bridge, by the way? And but you can if you do this thing that I mentioned, which is where you keep the private key only inside the bridge, then if something goes wrong, if there's a bug in the bridge if there is some mis execution for whatever reason, then you can get into a situation that you can not recover from. And that would be terrible. So to avoid that, what we did is we simply say, look, there's some secret here. It's going to control some funds. We will split it up and divide it to independent parties. So that in case something bad happens, then those same parties can reconstitute the secret and get back at the funds..
"avalanche" Discussed on Epicenter
"We are today. In these intervening 5 years, of course, the big story has been avalanche. So I mean, the initial idea and white paper was trauma team called I think the rocket labs, which the team remains anonymous to this day as far as I'm aware and then a month or two after that white paper came out came the announcement that you'll be building it and now we've built it in you've shipped it, right? Following from Twitter, I also saw that at some point while starting to build avalanche, you decided to take a sabbatical from cortile where you were a full professor and when I saw that tweet I was like, oh, that must have been a big decision. What was it like for you to take a break from being a being a full professor there and embarking on a journey like this? It was very straightforward, actually, Mary, it was very, very simple for me. Because, you know, as a professor, you're constantly coming up with a research university coming up with new ideas. You're coming up with new ways of approaching problems. And you are working with some of the best and brightest people on the planet. So we do this. And you don't necessarily pay attention to product market fit. So as a professor, you're there for the academics you're there for the science. So you're trying to figure out the ways of advancing us. So I worked on a bunch of other topics in the intervening 5 years. So I worked on characterizing the centralization. I worked on characterizing scalability. I worked on a layer two protocol, teach on teaching. That's really, really fast. I think it's the fastest layer two protocol. And at some point, you work on something that is so big that as soon as you do it, you go, okay, this is important. And so my whole life, I had been educated, I'd studied this stuff. I never thought consensus protocols could be fast. I never thought Byzantine fault tolerance could be cheap. And as soon as we started dealing with the avalanche protocol, we noticed that, hey, this is going to be big. It's just so different from everything that came before us. It's so different, even other academics don't understand just how important it is. And they can't even fit it into their frameworks because it's just so much so much better across so many dimensions. So as soon as I had that in my hands, it was a very straightforward decision I decided to take a break from Cornell. I ended up taking one year of leave of absence formed the company started building it up shortly thereafter. We got some funding from andreessen Horowitz and from some crypto funds, including poly chain, naval and others initialized, you know, Alexis ohanian, et cetera. And so that was a great start. And then, of course, after that, the rest is history. We launched about a year ago. I think it's been 14 months. So we're only 13 or 14 months old. It hasn't been that long at all. We're up there with the big boys. We're up there with systems that are far older than us. And it's been wonderful. And mayor, I can tell you something else that you maybe don't know. And this might be one of the places that this comes out. But back in September, this September, so three years after I took, oh, I should have mentioned. I took a year of leave of absence. I extended it for another year for two years. Then I requested permission for a third year and Cornell doesn't allow typically never happens that they give you the third year. They were nice enough to give me the third year. And then at the end of the third year, last September, it was time to make a decision. Go back to Cornell or stay at avalanche state overlaps and work on avalanche. And I made the decision. And the decision was to be at our labs to not go back to Cornell. So I've stepped down from my position at Cornell. And I gave up my tenure and full-time on avalanche because I think that's clearly where the future is. That's clearly where the most happening places when it comes to research and development on blockchains. Let's talk about what makes avalanche. So you need. And are there like is it just in your opinion? Is it just unequivocally better than everything else or what are the tradeoffs that Alan has as a consensus? Right. So the issue of tradeoffs is very important. And people always think this is judeo Christian values. Like, you can't have anything for free. You have to give something up to get something. And, you know, that's typically true as long as you stay within the same family of technologies. So if the goal is to move a lot of earth and you've got a small shovel with a short handle and that you've invented a big shovel with a longer handle, you know, there's a tradeoff there. We're using the same technology, but as you make the shovel bigger than it carries more weight, you need more strength. As you make the handle bigger, then you have to have even more strength, et cetera. So that's fine. And then along comes somebody with a steam shovel. That's a different technology. And it has completely changes the game. It changes the game. It brings on the industrial revolution. And you go from being a pleb with a little shovel in his hand to someone who can really excavate the earth. So in the case of avalanche, are there tradeoffs? Obviously, there's always some tradeoff. But across everything that people have ever said matters to them. Avalanche is a huge step up. It is the third biggest breakthrough in the space of distributed systems. It is only the third time that somebody invented a new family of consensus protocols. The first family, classical consensus, it brought two touring awards to the people who established that field. And all the hundreds of protocols that followed, all descent from that work. So and everything that you hear that's proof of stake today that isn't avalanche is using a classical protocol typically from 1999. Sometimes from 1980s. And so protocols like polka dots, Solana, et cetera. These are all using classical consensus, in which all of the validators collect information from all of the other validators. There is all to all communication. There's N squared communication. So the second big breakthrough was proof of work mining. So Bitcoin and satoshi came along and they did an amazing job. They changed the consensus protocol and they said, hey guys, there's a better way to do this. It scales much better. It's far more robust, except, of course, the problem is it consumes a lot of. Power, a lot of electricity. An avalanche is the third biggest breakthrough. It's efficient, like classical protocols. It doesn't have any mining in it. It doesn't consume energy. It doesn't leak money out of the ecosystem to the miners and to the power companies. And at the same time, it's fast, the latencies are incredibly low. We're getting confirmation latencies of 750 milliseconds these days. These are insanely fast speeds, nobody ever comes close. So that's part of what the magic that makes it really, really fast. And what are the tradeoffs? I think there's always some tradeoff maybe, but because you're going from some crappy technology to a much better technology, you can be better than what came before you on every metric that matters. When people ask me what the biggest downside is of avalanche, I do need to be as a scientist. We need to be upfront with our weaknesses. The biggest weakness is that it's a new protocol. It's not as well established as say Bitcoin is. It's not as well established as classical protocols are. So, you know, let's say the sold on the protocol behind Solana. It's incredibly well understood. So you should be able to write that stuff and get it correct. You should be able to operate that network without downtime. Forever after. It's not very hard. You can get a master student to write that code. It's doable. But avalanche requires a little bit of a little bit more complexity and a little bit more nuance..
"avalanche" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"Of thirty. One thousand podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today. Lots happening I shouldn't happen. Lots being talked about elliott and will stick with a couple of canadian teams. Here right now and we'll We'll start with the maple leafs. I'm of the mind that this is probably going to be a six times six deal. What's happening with zach hyman right now. Well he's got the permission to talk to all these other teams right and you know what i think happened again. Nobody direct like none of the direct sources will talk about it. But the best i can piece together is like i think toronto wanted to keep them and i think he wanted to stay. I agree with you. I think there's a six times six or maybe seven times six out there potentially for him. We'll see where this goes. I think what toronto tried to do. And this is kind of gas and educated. Guess was they tried to. Max hermit to bring down the av And i just think it's too far from where highlands potentially going to go here. You know. I think it's like a lot of players i think there's a willingness to leave something on the table. I i just think the gap was too big of what potentially is out there. What they suspect is out there. And what toronto could do so. Even though i think toronto tried to mac term it. I just i don't think they were. They were able to get close. See that surprises me. The idea the toronto would would max term this thing and again i understand this is this is your educated speculation but you know we just mentioned the avalanche and being an analytics driven organization and so is toronto and the same aging curves that exists in colorado exist in toronto with the maple leafs as well. And here's a player. Who plays an aggressive rough brand of hockey which can to injuries. And he's twenty nine years old and that type of commitment on term to a player where you know. The history of these types of players aren't flattering for those types of contracts. I don't disagree with you. Jeff but i think what that may have shown was just how much toronto felt about this particular player. And the other thing you can always do is try to make it so that you know it's easier by audible at the end of the deal ever. I guess it just showed. How much toronto thought about hyman that. They really tried to find a way and i just unfortunately don't think it ever got close. You know the The other speculation that edmonson. There's a number of teams would be interested. Edmonson was one of the first ones that popped up and my first thought. Was you know what type of good did zach. Hyman do in her previous life to be able to play with austin matthews and maybe connor mcdavid early andrei cycle in this life. Do we know if there is still interest from edmonton edmonton's one of the teams in there. You know. I know there were some reports in vancouver. That knocks are there too. I just like to talk about the quick sec number one. I do think the contracts are looking for that kind of player. I think they have some interest in in in jaden schwartz. I don't think they're the only ones you know. There's going to be a few other teams looking at schwartz. Like i wonder. For example of landis gog leaves if colorado goes there maybe. La goes there. He goes back to saint. Louis i mean those are all possibilities for him but the other thing about vancouver i i wanted to mention wherever some brock besser rumblings. Yeah on thursday. This is what i think was going on with brock besser. I do think his name came up. But i don't think it's because vancouver's got him on the market. I really think that it was vancouver. Going after something they really wanted or needed and besser name came up as the price that it was going to cost them. And i really believe that if besser was getting move this year it was purely because of a deal where vancouver got something and we would say. Okay now we kind of understand why this happened. I don't think his name is being thrown out there. I think it was specific to a certain kind of trade. So i don't think it's a general besser available. Let me stick with vancouver here for one second. What's going to happen with nate schmidt here. I think they're going to to trade him. They are trying to move him. I think everybody knows. I hope said. There's no nate schmidt's situation. And i guess it's all semantics. Maybe there is no situation. But i think there's an understanding that You know he'd like to play elsewhere. And i think they're going to try to accommodate them but they could have a lot of holes on their blue line. They're they're trying to sign. Adler i don't know how deeply they've gone with hammock yet. There is a chance he comes back and ends up back there. But i do think they're trying to find him a new home. Let me get back to toronto. then We just talked about Zach hyman the goaltending situation. We've talked about a plenty jack. Campbell is the goaltender under contract. He will be a maple leaf next season question. Mark about frederik anderson question mark about number three. Who's out there on another team right now. What are your spidey senses. Tell you about the goaltending in toronto. It's a great question. I think the goaltender market's gonna be really interesting. You know with the montreal situation now. Where they're they're gonna leave weber unprotected in there. They're gonna lose. Jake allen you don't think they can do a deal to get ron francis to stay hands off. I hear it's expensive man. He don't someone told me who had been a position to know that the The ask and this may all changes. The deadline approaches. That the ask for staying hands off of a player as a first and a third. I've heard it's been very very high. That's very very high. That's very high very very high and that kind of fits but i. I haven't heard that you know the goalie. Market's going to be going to be fascinating. Someone told me that you know this new dell covid thing is really interesting you know. Carolina has indicated that they think what he could win in our is too high and you know some people wonder if it's appear negotiating tactic but other people tell me. They think they're serious that they'll only go to a certain point with the delicate and and then they might move on any maple leaf wise. Well i should talk about. The goal is because i keep on losing my train of thought right like this is not your fault. This is my fault like my flee like attention span. I keep getting distracted by something shiny. The name of this podcast cats and laser pointers go really is so true. Goalie wise everybody thinks seattle is taking dreger from florida and signing him. Now will that happen. I don't know but people are expecting it. So what other goaltenders. Now i think seattle is interested in whole be but not at the number. I think they want to see if they can get vancouver to retain something or try something there and then seattle's undoubtedly going to take a couple of goalies to see if they can flip them because if it's dreger we'll see what happens. Withhold be and montreal things. It's going to be allen and all of a sudden. Where else could we be going with this. Didn't we all think. I thought that anton khudobin was going to be one of those guys but then big ben bishop goes out in agreed to waive his no trade right. There's another one bishop. Mike smith isn't signed yet and edmonton..
"avalanche" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"As a matter of fact i took the foot massage or out of this my office because you were so mad about what he did to the audience. Don't say i never do anything for you on. What has sacrifice you've made for the spy so ellie. We have a lot to get to here on this podcast and as we referenced in the last podcast we need to get these things out quickly because lots of things change. This is not one of those off seasons where there's a long stretch in between activity may normally at this time of the season. There's not a whole lot going on. This season is very much different as we all know. We'll start with the very latest and involves the colorado avalanche and the new jersey devils. It is ryan graves a defense often new jersey miquel maltsev and a second round pick going back the other way so colorado essentially avoid losing ryan graves to the seattle crack in and we should also at some point. You're talking about new jersey devils in their enormous amount of cap space. Would you could even get bigger more on that in a moment but your thoughts on the deal graves maltsev second round pick very similar to the arvidsson deal between nashville and the kings quite simply just like the predators saw they were gonna lose arvidsson for nothing. Avalanche clearly saw they were gonna lose graves for nothing. Said you know why we might as well take advantage of this. New jersey situation is kind of interesting. If you look at the past couple of years it seems as if every off season they at another defenseman couple years ago. It was peaky sue ban last year. It was ryan murray. They've had holes back there and they've really tried to fill it through trade graves. I think is a really interesting player. He's more of a. I would say defensive defenseman. He's not a big time pot carrier in colorado. They had lots of those guys so it was very easy to pair them with someone who can do that job a little better new jersey. There aren't as many of those types of players will see how he fits but the devils definitely want to create some more edge around them and graves. Certainly does that when you look at that doubles back end as well to i mean the whole thing is going to be. We'll get to sue ban here in a second. But essentially built around two players as i see it tie smith and damon's iverson agree or disagree. I would agree with that. I thought they made a really good gamble on siegenthaler who they traded for from washington. Like i think that's a good bet for them and graves has some term. I think that's also a good bet for them. If you're looking at the kinds of chances that the devils are trying to take here. I think it makes a lotta sense for what they're trying to do. Let me ask you about new jersey before we get to the colorado avalanche side of this. And the gabriel landis gog discussion the new jersey devils have thirty one and a half million dollars worth of cap space according to cap friendly right now one thing before address that do we anticipate pk. Ben being exposed the seattle expansion draft here. I think it's possible. It sounds like they're going seaver. Verson graves and siegenthaler. Smith who you mentioned is exempt. Yep so that would not only leave sudan exposed. It would leave. Will butcher. Exposed to and a couple of their pending. Ufa's so i think it looks that way unless they pull a four four one surprise here or something like that I definitely think it looks like that. Well we've talked plenty about teams with a lot of cap space and how they can be essentially staging teams for trades or facilitators for trades. They can retain money pickup assets draft picks prospects et cetera. Do we know if that something desirable. For the new jersey devils. There's a lot of money to play with here. I mean they could really help. Move this thing forward if they're willing to quote unquote eat some questionable contracts. Well i think the other thing too is i. I do think they legitimately want to improve and take a run. I don't think for them. This is simply going to be about eating deals to help out other teams when you go out and you get a guy like graves or some of the guys. They've gone after in previous years. It's about trying to get better for them themselves. I think they want functionality here. Now we talked about the vegas goaltending. And i think leonard is a guy. They're kind of looking at flurries. Got one more year. Who knows what he's going to be looking at in the year. Landers got some term to him that would makes a bit of sense for me for jersey. The definite feeling about the golden knights as they want to open up some cap room. The devils can do that. They can take advantage of that. I don't think it's simply going to be. Hey we're gonna use our cap space to help other people get out of there. I think it's hey we're going to use our cap space and if you want to take someone you may have to pay us but we also want to try to get better and i think ultimately that's what the devil's trying to do to the colorado side of things. Now where's this organization at all. This is under the umbrella. The expansion draft on the horizon. Gabriel landis gog. The two sides are still a parts as free agency approaches towards the end of the month. July twenty eighth landis cog himself has said and i'm paraphrasing here. Disappointed that we're at this spot now would have loved this to have been done later. You know part of the reality is we've talked about before the avalanche Calma car. Philip grew bauer if they intend to keep him is a new contract and looming large over. All of it is a contract in the future for nathan mackinnon which will probably be a whopper as well. What is the story of colorado right now. Elliott's well the biggest story for me with colorado right now is the captain. And that's landis gog and he's hurting right now. I think he's disappointed and to me what i understand. The issue is is term. I think land discuss would like a deal that would wrap them up in colorado potentially to the end of his career. Like who knows you might still wanna play when he's in his mid thirties. What's philosophers years old line. Don't ask me about tomorrow. I might get hit by a bus so we don't know what's going to happen but i think gabriel and has god wants amac's term deal or if not eight seven. I think that's what he wants from. Colorado avalanche to this point have avoided that. I don't think there's been a lot of conversation. We'll see what happens in the twenty four hours before the roster freeze in the protectionists. Have to be in. But you know he's clearly been hurt by the fact. There hasn't been a lot of talk. I don't think they've been really close on term. I was on hockey central with you earlier on thursday and i really thought that a good comparible if not the exact comparable is andres lee. Who seven times seven from the islanders like to me. That was the most obvious kind of comparable. I don't think it's there and you know the biggest challenge at this time of year is with. This is how emotional does it get. You know landed skog loves being an avalanche. He clearly cares about the team in the organization. But he's hurt right now and anybody who has ever been in that position when the clock is ticking on big decisions and emotion gets into it..
"avalanche" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"I think a lot of it's kinda between their ears right now. They're kind of screwed up a bit. By the suspension. The injuries montreal's just sucking the life out of them. What do you think. Well first of. All to corey perry. He's doing it all using josh anderson. Stick which is which is a very nice touch well first of all. I really do want to mention that. Caufield pasta suzuki. Which i just thought was gorgeous. How he found suzuki's stick that fast and to make that play and sukey buried as quick as he did. That was tremendous. Let me ask you this. Do you think staff things one hundred percent. Because we talked to appeal to boswell. Like and the dylan danilo situations a telephone for the winnipeg jets as well like at a certain point. You kind of say like like we're not going into this one with with any of our assets here but you know what games like that and i don't know how you are with trump. No no no. No i get all that. I don't know how you are about crossbars. And i try not to read too much into them. But when you see hit one. And c wheeler hit one as winnipeg jets need something to get some type of momentum against montreal canadian's and you finally kind of put one past carey price but technically it's not even a shot on nats that's tough that's really are and give it to montreal man. They're playing this thing. Beautifully avenue any plan and they stick with a couple of things. The detail blocked shot was huge for them and speaking of getting her jeff petri in the hand injury. That's a bad one. So you send me some video about your buddy cavern gones. What happened camera. God's but he's playing with the ontario reign this year in a game against san diego. This would have been in march. So he got his hand caught as he was exiting the zone By the glass where the door with the visitors. Come out is so. This is at the The toyota sports center Where the rain played their home games this year. That's a practice rink for the the the kings in the rain where they played their games. And you can see on the On the video right away. It's like ooh that doesn't look good and then he turns into the one handed hockey player. So that's what. I wonder about petri. Even if the injuries not significant enough to keep him out of the lineup. You wonder about you know what's going to happen when he's really be able to shoot. Will he be able to push players. Will he able to engage physically at all. I'm not saying the injuries are the same. They kind of look similar. I just wonder what petri is gonna be like able to go in the next game and what he's able to do and how he's limited now fingers crossed and he's totally fine Just sort of jammed it and find good to go on on monday. So we'll see so. I have no idea nor do any of us what the end of the injury was. But that guy's a hell of a defense man that guy's a big piece of that blue line. well you know the other jewish. I wonder if it was the pink. Because that's what it looked like. Just tape them together right but then you wonder like. How does that affect your shot. How does that affect pushing players in front. But you know we all think that weber's thumb is completely screwed up right. Yes we have. We have photographs that indicate such so by the way we were talking the other day. Like if you're old enough to remember petri stats are really good. Pitcher for the tiger. Tiger's yeah they have turned into spitting images of each other. Jeff sack like his dad. Did nine hundred eighty five with the duster clones. Hell of a pitcher. And there's a helluva tigers team. oh man. those are great tiger team. All right yeah. Let's do a couple of sort of news bits here. And we'll start at the roller hockey championships. And we'll start with gerard gallant. And you mentioned this on the broadcast on sunday with david and you know. It was a remarkable tournament for canada. They lose their first three games and they come back and end up. Winning gold and front and center is someone who's already interviewed with three. Nhl teams not that his resume needed to be fluffed at all. But this doesn't hurt. What happens when gerard. Gallant comes back from the world championships. There's been a little bit of disrespect. Gerard galant what he didn't vegas. I think it's been discounted a little bit. I don't think that's fair. Gerard goulart is not like a guy who's an exit knows master but he gets people to play and he puts people around himself. Who can handle that stuff. But he convinces people that can play. He empowers them. This team is a perfect example. I mean how many people in kansas stop watching the tournament. After the way it started. I bet you a lot. Yeah of course and then all of a sudden they come back and win just an incredible performance. Look it's obvious that he has a great chance at the ranger off. Like i think he's been interviewed in columbus but i'm just not sure if columbus is gonna want at this point in time to go financially were gelot could potentially go and i just don't know that this is the right type for columbus to that seattle. You know seattle's an interesting one. They've talked to him but it was a while ago. Ron francis i. It's it's i've been easy to figure out aside from talk. Who ron francis is going for here. Because i think he's done a lot of his interviews already like i'll tell you another guy who i think. They've also talked to is someone who's on team canada's staff is andre tourney ottawa ottawa. Sixty seven's coach neo h also windows. Yeah and he was with team canada and he didn't really work this year. Obviously because there was always shell so again. It was a situation where i think seattle had the opportunity to talk to him when not everybody could see it. So it's tough to figure out what shells doing galon obviously is in for those three jobs and you know is stock clearly. Goes up after this it was. It was a huge performance. He has his longtime assistant. Mike kelly who was with them there at the world's right now the most important thing you have to do as a coach empower your players and if anybody is forgotten how gerard. Gallant empowers players. They were just reminded of it when one of my favorite small stories..
"avalanche" Discussed on 31 Thoughts: The Podcast
"In this series. Jeff how many times colorado the puck would be deep in their own song or behind even their own net and less than ten seconds later then scored and that's not happening anymore. They have slowed them up or disrupted them. And it's ninety minutes away where i look and see a ton of interference or a ton of missed penalties. They're just either overpowering number disrupting them or getting into the lanes. They're doing a really good indiscipline job against the avalanche. Thank you re galley beleaguered point to and showed some examples of it as well. Would vegas was doing really well On sunday night was every time colorado goddess zone entry. It didn't go anywhere like okay. Sure they would they would get the zone but then it would be a turnover easy exit for vegas and we're off to the races the other way. That was a really impressive performance. Now one thing. I wanted to get your thoughts on is on the The game tying goal marshes so goal. While are they thought it was in and then yeah everybody thought it was in so they all stopped it. But that's the key. Everybody stopped including the netminder. Brief group our keeps quote unquote playing. That probably doesn't go in now. Whatever happens subsequent to that but if you go back and watch it again grew just stops. They get a point as we all did except for vegas who kept playing as group our just sort of stood. There may be wondering to himself. Well how long it's gonna take to get this thing back to senate race for a face off now. They're all tied up once. It was just a really bizarre visual. Just seeing group our stop playing you just stopped instead of the top of his as the parkway past them one team captains composer other. Now i'll tell you. The biggest player in the series might right now be the independent arbitrator for the cadre suspension sham dot. Who by the way was the arbitrator who cut tom. Wilson suspension from twenty games to fourteen. And if you going back we talked about this last week but the way that bettman kind of wrote his own decision in this one he was kind of prepared for that look back at that particular ruling but they had the qadri hearing on friday. Who in all the ruling is gonna come any day. Now it's going to be huge. Qadri is two more games. The listing comeback as it stands is game seven that could be huge with the arbitrator decides to do. Does it not feel as if this series rate now boils down to one thing and that is whoever wins a game on the road. I is winning this series. Well i would say that except colorado doesn't need to do it they don't need to but you know what i'm getting at. Yes this is an interesting one. Shot thirty five eighteen series. I gotta tell you like you watch the colorado vegas series and you watch the montreal winnipeg serious. You almost wonder if they're playing the same sport. Whoa whoa i mean. One is played at a super high pace. Like we'll transition and talk about montreal winnipeg here. I mean montreal is quite brilliantly playing his style that neutralizes all the offensive. Weapons that the winnipeg jets have and they have many But vegas colorado like right from the opening puck drop it's a sprint. It is a sprint for both teams. Yeah let's get to winnipeg montreal now lead the series three nothing five to one is the final score what they go on dementia quickly before we get to the game man. How good was it to see. Gill aflou tonight phenomenal. And you'll be looks really good. he does. We were concerned about his health. Yeah he looks good. You look really good. Tandy looked relax all those guys. Did you know like who's always been in dynamite. Shape looks chisel but those guys they. They looked fantastic. You always wonder particularly because during this time. In general the people that covert is taken the most out of is the elderly right and these guys are all older guys and they looked fantastic. I love to see that love seeing yvonne corn wave roadrunner still. Maybe the best smile in the game. I just love the way that guy. So i don't know what that it sounds bizarre. I just love the way that man's miles. It just speak with joy. When i see von corn we smile but but gil aflou the one thing that all outside i mean the career is phenomenal. I mean one of the greatest players in the game ever have always admired boquila. Flir is how honest. He's always been and a lot of teams. Most teams have ambassadors past players that you know the the organization keeps around and it's essentially your job to be that player. Sure but the events show up at the rink and be that guy sign the autographs the the full routine and it's an ambassador role and players generally play it as ambassador you know. Give the team soft landing. Oh hey we'll get him next time. Oh you know. These guys are working hard. Gila flora has no time for that kilo. Flir speaks has always spoken his mind it whether he's an ambassador for the montreal canadians or not. Do you remember that series against the rangers after montreal about out and he came out he blasted like patrick ready vanik unsaid crunch time these guys quit and they roll up and just like disguised basset for the team. But i think thought to myself like if i'm a fan i wanna hear gila flirt talking like that i just you accept you accept people the way they are and i just love it tell gala florida quiet how you gonna win that one locally. You're not montreal. Wins the game. So we're doing the car cast. Obviously everyone can hear. And i'm driving the widow and there's this car of teenagers next to me and there's like five of another car and they're all blasting music and singing and they keep driving next to me. I feel like yelling to them. Don't you guys know i'm doing it. Car aston here they. Don't you know who. I think i am. I'm elliot friedman damage as scared to purple suit on tv five horns the final score. What's your takeaway from from sunday's montreal. Winnipeg game so. I got a really interesting call on on.
"avalanche" Discussed on Ologies
"So it's hard to totally keep your ears plugged all the time. What is an avalanche sound like itself? Yeah. I get that question a lot. Usually they're silent. What I mean? So I've talked about this with other people who've seen bigger avalanches than I have. And they say that you can hear them when they're really big especially a lot of times. Like when they're breaking stuff. You hear this stuff that they're breaking trees? There's there's a lot of friction being you know. Down the frictional heating stuff with this massive avalanches. But yeah. Like most avalanches there's size scale like one to five safer destructive size. And, you know, most of the avalanches I've seen or destructive size three maybe two two to three and pretty silent. Oh my gosh. And then have you ever triggered one? That surprised you that was like, oh that was bigger than I thought. Oh, yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I got caught in a couple of them as a ski patroller, and it's just one of the you know, hazards of the job. I think a lot of the public don't know what sort of risks ski patrollers are subjecting themselves to to get that mountain open. You know, it can be really dangerous because for one thing after done at the explosives a lot of the slopes will be ski cut PS. I did have to look up. What ski cutting is. And it's when a ski patroller intentionally skis across a dangerous pocket to maybe start an avalanche, aka an actual nightmare. They do actual nightmares. Did I mention they're not just like hanging out in case, you need a band aid to clean up, and there's some places you don't want a ski kite, and you won't ski cut. But sometimes there's just little pockets that have to be dealt with. There's sort of us just. Instamatic process for doing that. But it means you're, you know, an exposed you can you can be relax peasant. That's how I've gotten caught in the U avalanches that I've been in has always been ski cutting. Did you take your way out, you know, I didn't get fully buried so mostly just went for a ride, you know, a couple of hundred feet like buried up to my ways that kind of thing. So yeah. But you know, I never got hurt in an avalanche. That was just like a Tuesday at the office for you. I guess yeah. It's a hard thing with the ski cutting. You know, I it's it's kind of a controversial practice. But you know, if you really think about it. It's it's I it's something that you can't get away from as a ski patroller..
"avalanche" Discussed on Ologies
"Oh one and the best snow for a snowball fight. Also, how climate change affects snowpack and the really riveting back story of skier avalanche expert and snow hydrologist, Dr Ned there. I thought that was Ned that wasn't in. My phone is two percents. I am at the appointed meeting place. It is eleven fifty nine. I do not see Ned. My phone has two percent for us to meet up with each other before this gets to real tragic. How was it not plugged in? My lord. My phone is now at one percent, I see someone walking, please. Please be Ned. Are you Ned? Yes. I. And where did you grow up because you're based in Santa Barbara or do you work out of UCSB? Do I work for UCSB? Yep. I live in mammoth lakes, and where are you from originally Alexandria, Virginia? Do they have snow there? Oh, what how did this happen? Yeah. I grew up skiing in winter green Virginia thousand vertical feet something like thirty inches of annual snowfall. I went to school in Maine. I went to bowdoin college in skewed more there. And then after college I went. And my parents weren't too happy about this and Biki patroller and did that for ten years. So can you not break all of your bones? Well, that's not really what they wanted me to go to college today. And yeah, not the safest job either. But I I loved it. I mean. Have you been kind of Lethem by your family? Yeah. I've I've always had that I've wanted to live in his ski town for as long as I can remember, and so I've sort of managed to do that with a professional career one of traveling a fair bit. But also just on the computer. How did you make the leap from being ski patrol freeze at ten years to you? Do you have a PHD in snow hydrology go from like, you know, air quotes ski bum to Dr snowed? It. So it's kind of a long story, but I was working as patroller my second. So as part of that, it was I was doing my PHD while I was still ski patrolling at the end, but I had a friend on ski patrol who is sort of a mentor for me is name was Walter Rosenthal. He was he was old controller is in his mid fifties. And he kind of took me under his wing and taught me a lot about snow and digging these massive snow pits. You know, like three, Sarah. No packers. This is really deep at least in the good. You did varies, but it can be very deep. And so we would be digging these pets and doing these, you know, crystal identification at stuff like that. I mean, really deep and he was a really he loved it. I mean, he was a guy..