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Suddenly, the Brisbane outbreak looks a lot more worrying
"Here in brisbane. At least nome. I mean snap. Three-day looked down which actively contradicts the headline that we had on yesterday's podcast episode. Does how does it feel. It's really weird to be back where we were coming into east last year like they've even close schools. My kids are going to be at high over the next few days coming into look and honestly a very selfishly considering what the rest of the world is dealing with. I really kinda thought we would have had this leaked by now like it's been more than a year. We've got vaccines like when are we actually gonna say them getting to the stage where we don't need to have a lock down because we're we're well covered by vaccination. Here's some people are saying. Well there be a lockdown or should they have done it earlier and the public opinion swings around a lot on this. And let's just take the the arguments for and against so. Let's just take yesterday's discussion just to justify ourselves in our existence. there's a good contact tracing system. They seem to be on top of it although there was this long gap between the medical registered getting of the princess alexandra and these new cases emerging so that's a lot of potential there for this to spread the did seem to be getting onto the didn't seem to be many cases and then what happened. What happened yesterday and it's unclear. What would have happened by the time. You're listening to this podcast. Krona cast war has emerged but it was just looking a little bit wild yesterday. Where you've got people who moved into new south wales who'd gone up to gladstone. Not being quite sure haven't tied down what has happened in terms of context context moving forward and therefore the logical thing to do was in fact just to lock down for two three days to contact. Tracers can chop hard. Though that
"brisbane" Discussed on Coronacast
"As to why the queensland government hasn't mandated mosques with the latest cases they strongly urging people to wear masks indoor venues. But she's saying how the anyone doing it to deb mosque. Mandates seem like an easy and cheap way to reduce risk. Am i missing something. No you're not missing anything. I would have thought that was one of the things you could do when you go to. Cluster particularly when they thought wrong as it turned out that there was a party of twenty five people. But when you thought that you weren't sure then mandating mask. Seen for a couple of days. people would respond. And i i did. Spend the weekend in brisbane Because of the world science festival along with you teagan and the event that i did at the concert hall where a lot of people there. They were all wearing masks. And that was volunteered. So i saw people wearing masks but some fair enough depth didn't is more that brisbane could be doing to help these not turn into a cluster. While i think they're doing what was states which is contact tracing trying to go back in time just doing all the stuff that's known to control it. I just think that stand contact tracing when you've got too much fires around is what you need to do as long as a lot of people are getting tested. So you're not missing. Anything and testing numbers did seem to go up in queensland over the last couple of days. And that's what you need to make sure you're not missing anything well from queensland to victoria and we've getting some clinical advice from the victorian authorities about the astrazeneca vex sane and the risk of blood. Clots yes so what happened over the weekend. I think it was on friday. The british society of hematology issued advice to british doctor. So it's not official government advice..
What happens if you get the wrong dose?
"And so norman vaccine relative happening the government indicated earlier this week. That in the role that they were going to be mistakes made and we saw one of your day. We saw an idea year old man and a ninety four year old woman in brisbane though given the incorrect dose of the five vaccine and they're not sure it's all under investigation at the moment. They may have been given up to four times the amount of vaccine. So can you guys on a vaccine is it. Is it a safety problem. And what have health authorities done right and wrong in this situation. Well the first thing i want to do is give a huge shy type on this to both the commonwealth and queensland health because this is the textbook way so if you are feeling a corpus are unsettled about this in terms of the rollout of the vaccine i on the other hand find this reassuring hugely reassuring because what happened here was. Let's just go through it. There was a mistake. Made the nurse notice it and called it out and the authorities have not hidden it. They've been transparent about it and there's going to be an investigation and we'll learn from it. That's exactly the way safety and quality should work in healthcare. Mistakes will occur all the time. This just not happen more than once. It's unfortunate for the people who experienced them but human error is inevitable but the way to deal with it. Is that anybody who sees a mistake. Be able to call it out so for example if you're a daughter scrub nursing theater and you see a senior surgeon to making a mistake you call them out on and you are transparent about it. You don't hide it and so nothing has been hidden here since gives me huge confidence that the system is going to be safe and protect against human error. So i'm i'm reassured. By second thing is what about the man and the woman who were immunized. Is this a risk for them. The have been trials of the pfizer vaccine where they have tried out higher doses and my understanding is that those higher doses where safe did not produce side effects. And i think what's happened probably over. The course of the trial is to preserve the vaccine. They've tried to fight the lowest does. That's most effective and that'll be the does that's being administered. Not in theory. You could possibly get out of over reaction in the immune system. That's possible particularly with these mini vaccines but the fact that these people are elderly. They've got reduced immunity in the first place. And it's unlikely you're going to get that problem so you can have problems with too much vaccine. But hopefully they will be fine
How to Fly to Australia Without Getting Bumped
"From the past fortnight and fiscally wrecks and virgin. Australia have become embroiled in a bitter price. War ahead of wrecks launching. Boeing seven. Three seven flights between mellon. See in just over a week from monday. The first of march rex will fly five times a day between siemian. Melvin using least ex. Virgin australia boeing seven. Three seven eight. Hundred's rex had started selling economy seats for seventy nine dollars. One way and business class from two hundred ninety nine dollars but last week. Rick steves candidates prices even further to forty nine dollars in economy or one hundred ninety nine dollars for business costs which is kind of unheard of that price includes checked baggage for all passengers and a snack and drink onboard including for economy. Close now that sale ends on the twenty eighth of february and covers travel dates throughout much virgin australia quickly matched with forty nine dollar economy costs and one hundred ninety nine dollar business clawsf as as well traveled during much. Jetstar is now selling nobody flights from thirty nine dollars one way which is even cheaper. Although that price does not include checked baggage qantas meanwhile has reduced. Its economy class ticket. Prices on that rejoicing. Much to one hundred and ten dollars although business class fares during much still quite high at nine hundred twenty three dollars said clearly not matching on price at the moment and pats qantas feels like it doesn't have to match on price because it recently introduced hot meals during Meal times on many domestic routes in economy class and it will bring them back on old remaining routes from next month in addition alcoholic beverages. Complimentary on all qantas flights previously. They were free on. Some routes like sydney to perth or any route of camera. But on other routes like the fullness city fly routes in brisbane to melvin for example that will only free off to four pm on weekdays. The change means that you no longer need to grab six dollars from your wallet. If you'd like a glass of wine or a beer on conan's flight even if you're flying in economy quantities also bring out a limited edition. Centennary henry beer which is brewed by james squire qantas. This week announced three domestic routes which will begin operating on the first of april. The regional subsidiary qantas link will operate the new direct flights between melbourne and coughs. Haba brisbane in coffs harbour and camera to balance byron bay vision. Australia also announced two new routes this week which will be operated over the easter school holidays and maybe extended as long as state borders remain. Open his demand. Those flights will be from melvin to ballerina and from adelaide to the sunshine. Coast qantas invasion astray. We have also both extended the flexibility available on new domestic flight. Bookings with both airlines bookings made any time. Until at least the thirtieth of april can be changed and unlimited number of times without paying any feats until the end of january next year. He can say cheese to cancel for credit voucher without paying any extra fees. Similar flexibility also applies to reward bookings made using frequent flyer points except the e channel say cancelled as for a full refund of the points and taxes without paying any fees overseas now in the national carrier of namibia and was placed into liquidation. Last week all flights were cancelled and bookings were taken down on the namibian government decided that the airlines mounting debt had become unsustainable although covid nineteen has worsened enemy is financial problems. It was already in financial trouble for quite a fees before now there were media reports that any maybe a could immediately declares insolvency back in september of two thousand and nineteen although those were denied by the airline at the time and it continued to operate until now despite fifteen of the airlines. Nineteen routes being estimated to be loss-making enemy. Be a
Dissecting Webflow With Digital Marketing Specialist Lachlan Kirkwood
"So this episode armed joined by kirkwood luck is a digital marketing specialists based knee may in brisbane and much like may as background working across tech startups and digital agencies. He's responsible for utilizing the latest digital marketing strategies to enhance conversion outcomes. Luck also runs. Click truro platform to help digital marketers. Connect with jobs they love. I love the idea of that because there is much quake out there but it's not always loved doing so i love that idea lachlan. Welcome to the episode. Thank you very exotic jumping boom crite. Sorry laughlin has the company web flow. And we're gonna pull apart web flow from the outside from a market his point of view we look at what we love what we hate what we're curious about. We don't understand what we think to better and we're going to see if we can work basically web flow from the outside what marketing is doing it. Also a little bit about the that whole space about web design and non code and everything behind that and that movement so lachlan for those people playing along at high. Can you tell us a little bit about web. Fly before we dig into it. Yeah absolutely so. We're pretty ubiquitous right now in the tech industry. It's pretty much interrupting the whole no code. Move it on over the past couple of years and it really has been in the past twelve months that no codes taken. The wolves stolman essentially. What occurred is just tools that allow you to build products without having to actually see kurt itself. So it's almost like visual programming and this certainly being tools out there for years. Things like wordpress that it'd been able to do that full people but the tools a getting won't powerful these days or you can create user accounts and just like dynamic content across websites and being around for a very very long time. Actually it's been through many iterations. I think it was in two thousand and nine found. Start working on it. But the reason. I guess it's gotten so big is because the whole creator right now is booming especially throughout covert wherever almost starting to explore what it could be to build their own businesses and people without technical experience. More in pal emba build anything in the space of a couple of weeks and the other big reason is that the tackles better so you can scale things much better on no code these days much easier to design things with custody. Assess without even having to know how to write. Css and two boys strengths. That's what they specialize in the most. And the reason i chose web flows. Because i'm actually contracting for a company called bubble and they one of the other leaders in the no code base is actually one of our competitors is that i for years have worshipped his marketing strategy. I think what they're doing is absolutely fantastic. So i always take inspiration from one day doing and try to add a little fight onto it if bobble great so this space that i love when something like no code is invented because like you said it already existed my people already using. He said wordpress. Maybe they had weeks or squarespace. And you know he wasn't given a name and then marketers and advertising and branding type people were always brilliant at taking something and then it already existed to a certain degree and then creating a little definition around creating a movement was wet flow. Did you say they jumped onto the nike. Instead of position cells around that or would you think will instrumental of really pushing the whole non code movement hit by the found. That bubble actually didn't prefer or didn't like the cut because they thought it was like another blockchain kind of hardwood before using so they prefer visual program because that is descriptive. As to what it is way floor didn't coined the term. I think the community just started giving it that night because they wanted names for like who they would not software developers but there will so people who can build software so what you call them so they just started calling himself. No code is and where floor really saw about as an offer changes to kinda mold that identity within the industry and they started using that pretty commonly throughout debris raining. They'll using i know they have no code. Which is like yield conference the no code space which the first people to coin so yeah definitely been writing that way and trying to push that as much as they can now and even a problem. Now we're really starting to embrace the whole code movement and use that within content that we share. So let's let's get a little bit into that besides just heads completely around it so people who in one sense no code is in the fact that they they built a website on wakes card but actually the designer of code starts to feel to me like somebody who has an appreciation of code all the need for bespoke but doesn't actually code the base back end. Because when i look at web flood look at their interface. It's a bit more complex. It's not it's not week there is card. You can just go in there and you can adjust by the pixel you can change something from sixteen pixels. Seventeen pixels you can. Actually edit the actual definitions is not just drag and drop is that. Is that how carter defines themselves. It's it's more than just not cutting with no card. That's almost like a simple version. This is much more. It's a bit like being vegan. Not just about not eating animal products. It's about the movement of veganism. No code is basically the vegan so the coding world further point. Do they then shout about. I don't like vikings yes. Yes and yes absolutely on the avid note of myself. And the reason. I contract bob because i was using bubble for year and eventually ended up just out the founders and often producing more full them so i guess i fit quite nicely into the digital market out. My background in tech sought ups. I can read some strings of code. But i definitely can't write anything. Hdl's probably the furtherest. My knowledge goes to. But i certainly have an appreciation for it. I know how important it is and yet there is definitely staple learning cove to tools like web particularly bubble because bubble. You're actually writing logic. You just don't see the java script that you're writing it just visually for you. But it certainly does take quite a bit on the senate and the one of the reasons that i love web blow it so much and i'm happy to dive into the sun is just the amount of content created around education for even just like on boarding people to that product is phenomenal. I think that's one of the reasons why eighty so while you let's trump strains that so what i always do. My first love of marketing was seo. That's the first discipline i got gotten. So my depot position is eight sticker dominion and have a look and look at it and kind of guys. Sixty three thousand referring domains. Thirty five million back lanes but whatever that's worth but five hundred and ten thousand six hundred eighty seven organic monthly traffic. So i'm looking at. Nih risk worth one point six million dollars worth of sea traffic right so good start but to your point you know that half a million organic keywords. That comes from amazing content and that content that goes beyond sort of someone searching for no code web design till this is about understanding the pain points of a persona and giving first and then sort of building from matt can you. You've obviously looked more at the may what what do you feel like. They content strategy is for this particular persona so it wasn't a casa Previously in haas about the found is all web flow and when they initially started a business the actual personas that they created and it was two of them that they just laser focused on. That was all. They focused on building for and the main one was a an existing software. Developer knows how to write code. He knows how sorry they know. How to build custom websites or prox- but they just want a streamline that time so they might be a freelance that might have an agency and they can only just. I'd sell that time for money. And you know the time it takes to build a custom. Product is just much longer than it is to build it on web play with have existing templates or you can just drag and drop elements so that was one of the main problems that we're going to solve the thing you'll notice on that blog is suddenly post a low content around like the industry but then may educational content. Is things like a series where they actually educate those uses. All those personas on how to better themselves. So they've got like a blog series for building Agency oil building a website with good. Seo or even if you're building a costume e stole just how to build that still but how did you first customers how to build your attention with customers how to create a u x so that way you know your conversion rate increases so they really want that cost us to succeed and i think that's why we're succeed so
When Could Normal Travel Resume
"Fifty two of af on and the first episode for two thousand and twenty one. It's saturday the twenty third of january. Happy new year firstly. And i hope you had a nice break over the christmas holiday period when i recorded the lost episode on the twelfth of december two thousand and twenty things looking really good in australia there was just one state border closed. It was judiciary put on christmas day and that border from south australia westminster. We did infact to reopen on schedule but sadly we own i things otherwise. Didn't quite go to plan. They was Nineteen outbreak in sydney's northern beaches. Shortly after that last episode went to air and there were also small outbreaks in melbourne brisbane. Over the summer which have caused havoc with state border restrictions. The holidays so where are we now will later in the episode. We'll look in more detail at the current state border restrictions and also coming up. We'll discuss when international borders might be able to reopen and win. Travel might be able to return to normal as well as the plight of trillions currently trying to get home and yes. You've probably noticed that the podcast does have a new intro believe it or not af on a recently celebrated its second birthday so we decided it would be a good time to freshen up things be with some new music and also a new podcast artwork which he might see if you're listening to this episode on a podcast streaming service. The background image. By the way the police sky in the puffy white clouds is actually a photo that i took somewhere. In japan on japan airlines flight took care a couple of years ago. This is the first major change we have made since the very first episode was released in december. Two thousand eighteen so hope you like it and although the podcast might sound a little different now dowry we're not making any changes to the podcast format. Well as always. Let's begin this episode with a roundup of the latest alien and frequent flyer news and today there is more news to talk about than usual since it has been over a month since the last episode. Well let's start with an update on the qantas and virgin australia. Airport lounges quotas has now reopened thirty of its thirty five domestic. Airport lounges. Well virginis trulia has now reopened five of the seven lounges. Eight plans to reopen virgins lounges. And now back up and running in brisbane sydney melbourne the gold coast and perth one. Although virgin is currently only using the apple level of it sending lounge and in melbourne passengers being sent to what used to be agents. Vip club lounge. I visited the brisbane lounge a couple of times over the summer break and well it was nice to be back in the lounge and it was pretty quiet and social. Distancing was observed. Well unfortunately the catering was very limited. There was no hot food just a few basics like syria and muffins in the morning and they were sandwiches in the evening and despite the limited food virgin is also now banned lounge guests from bringing in outside food. But i'm pleased to say that the barista's station was opened. The coffee was excellent and beer and wine was also available after twelve pm unfortunately both corners and virgina now restricting lounge access on a rival so passages that have just come off a flight and neither a-line between full nick hamas of the change when they made them. Virgin australia has hasn't read the benefit for business costs flies. Platinum and goldman is indefinitely while qantas doesn't really seem to have a policy. Although many quotas platinum members who should be allowed to use the lounge off to they arrive at nation have reported that they were denied entry. Virgin australia has now updated their website but qantas has not meanwhile quotas has permanently closed all of its airport meeting rooms and it is permanently closing. Its valet parking services in brisbane and adelaide airport in some happy news. Qantas will launch flights on seven. New regional routes in early two thousand and twenty one and cl including two to new destinations qantas announced a raf of new regional routes late. Last year for melvin to newcastle marin bela mount gambia woke up and aubrey quavos. Top flats from sydney to griffith and from adelaide to mount gambia. The knee flights will be operated by cornices regional subsidiary qantas link the announcement enraged regional rival wrecks. Which currently has a monopoly on many of those routes prompting rex to complain once again to the triple c. Corrects which is about to start boeing. Seven three seven flights on qantas invasions lucrative golden triangle reads complains that quotas trying to force it out of its profitable. Regional routes
Embracing sexuality as a person of faith with Pastor Alex Pittaway
"We're joined by alex piece away. Who is a gay passer from. He's been alex welcome. Thanks so much. I wanna ask you now. You are a reverend. what do we call you. Is it like the queen. Reverend i after all look just postures just alex titles such ranks so called. Alex lit for the lord. Sure what god one bless you. I've never heard that you discover the podcast through gay christian bible study. I think there has to be the first time anyone had about the gays revolting through a christian bible. Study that you know of in a positive It was actually It was the first month that i moved to brisbane and someone who's a really great Sort of leader in our church. He was running a group. A bible study for gay christians and he affectionately called homo group and he invited me along one night because a lot of people in my church go there. And so we We're looking at a pace of scripture which talks about being counter cultural as a reference point. It was this podcast And people were discussing. What gaza garage in the vein of being sort of counter cultural. And they're sort of version of counter. Cultural will being counter cultural by being quia by being gay by being lgbt. I and Being christian being spiritual at the same time And so yeah it was. it was through here that That i i had it Gosh that would have been way back in two thousand eighteen. I think july august. And how long have we been doing show by we've shed a lot of biblical moments on. It's not a surprise to me that they might be studying your trips to wait on. Wellington dotting the alex. You're the possible for church. Made up mostly of lgbt on people who've been rejected from mainstream churches yes so Mcc has been around in brisbane for forty five years And you know we've been cold at the church For gay people We've been cold especially during the eighties and nineties. The the church that has aids We have an aids quilt by sydney congregation in brisbane congregation. And for a while we were the only people who would do funerals for people who died of aids in nineteen eighty s and ninety s And we lost about one third of all of pastas globally. hiv aids. Yes so we're very much a church run by the people. It's called dumb. If you're a church history node like me then Congregational model of church. Which means that the church decides the pasta is the church decides what direction even what beliefs the church has is very much a grassroots organization. And it's not so much sort of top heavy pasta decides everything Organizations is much more much more grassroots than that overall. Unfortunately in australia the landscape spiritually is very very tough for gay people. I think melbourne is probably the most a gay affirming city in terms of church. Wise there are just many many more gay affirming congregations. When i say affirming it means you don't just have to sit at the back and we'll take your money but don't you think that you can get married or anything else. It's people know we will do your marriage. We will Support your relationships we. We're not trying to secretly ten. You straight we don't think you're going to hell. And we fully welcome you. So there's many of those In melbourne including mcc melbourne including several anglican churches several uniting churches in sydney. This probably about five or six in brisbane. There's just three out of hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of churches. And it's it's sad because you know in america despite america being a much more conservative place in indianapolis the city that i studied in to be a pasta. There are something like thirty five. Well affirming churches
"brisbane" Discussed on From The Newsroom
"Monday night with mandatory face masks to be worn for at least the next ten days overseas now in. Us house speaker. Nancy pelosi has code on vice president. Mike pence to invoke the twenty fifth amendment and removed on trump as president. If mr pence refuses to say the democrats will initiate impeachment proceedings in the next couple of days now in order to remove mr trump is president the impeachment proceedings would need at least eighteen republicans in the senate to vote for it so far only turn have said they'll back the move. If successful mr trump would be unable to run for public office again ending fees who run for the presidency again in twenty twenty four sport. Now i fell star. John patent is under investigation allegations. He sent unsolicited lewd images to women on social media. Three women have now climbed. Patents sent them explicit photos and videos. He's one of the women speaking to nine news from then got car in such sexual night. The reciprocated here would that mean for him in bed lack expires. The twenty seven year old is being investigated by the club's integrity committee. We'll be back in just a moment to wintertime news now and sex and the city is making a comeback. Sarah jessica parker kristin davis and cynthia nixon asset to return for the new season but came cottrell cement. The joins won't be part of the project now. The show which will comprise of ten thirty minute episodes will carry charlotte and miranda as they navigate life in new york in their fifties sport now informat tests crooked. Karaoke eighth spoken out against australia's obsession with sledging following sunday's unsavory incident at the essay. J. play was halted after indian bowl. Muhammed sarraj code attention to a group of spectators who allegedly yelling out racial abuse. He's what. Mr had pat disowned fox. Sports sledging is the most overrated aspect of australian sport. Young fathers bring the children to the game. It's a cyclical thing. If they see antisocial behavior in the stands they feel that is the way they conduct themselves. It's wrong. I've been involved in the game for over sixty years. He's i've never seen moore overrated aspect of cricket than sledging as a nation..
"brisbane" Discussed on From The Newsroom
"Into a brutal three die lockdown after a hotel quarantine worker tested positive to the mutant. Uk corona virus strain. The lockdown starts at six pm tonight. Locals are only permitted to leave the harmful essential work shopping for supplies excise and providing care to vulnerable people. The woman in twenty s developed symptoms on wednesday however authorities believe. She had been infectious since january. Two primary honesty pal said the lockdown extended to the council areas of brisbane city. Logan ipswich morton n redlands if we are going to stop the spread of this infectious strain this year k strain. We must act immediately. We must act strongly and we have taken those strong measures tonight. Meanwhile new south wales is asking anyone who has been in brisbane since january two to lie in that harms until monday at seven pm to the us now and donald trump has finally condemned the riders. Who broke into capitol hill to stop the electoral vote. Count on thursday. After the democrats led calls for trump's immediate removal from office. The outgoing president backtracked on east previous comments posting a three minute long video on twitter. Slamming the violence during yesterday. Sage the demonstrators who infiltrated the capital have defiled the seat of american democracy to those who engage in the acts of violence and destruction. You do not represent our country and to those who broke the law. You will pay. We have just been through. An intense selection and emotions are high but now tempers must be cooled and calm. Restored comes as the death toll from the riots has risen to five following the death of a police officer back home now. A national cabinet has officially great on slot testing. The international travel is flying into australia. Musk's will also now be made mandatory on all domestic and international flights. After meeting this morning the federal government is set to make it clear how the rollout will occur in the coming days. We'll take a break to avenues now in a loan. Mosque is now officially the richest person in the entire world taking the title from amazon founder. Jeff bezos it comes after tesla's shave rose by six percent yesterday bringing musk's nitwits to a stunning two hundred forty. Six billion dollars by those is now sitting on two hundred and forty one billion while bill gates has moved back to a modest third place with one hundred sixty six billion dollars for finishing sport. Now in ozzy data modest luxury has gone viral off shark casing a somewhat unusual technique while fixing his batting group during the third test. Now after spending most of the day at the craziest i lavish had some issues with the covering on his bat handle in the final session and he began what was described by some fans as the fillet sheer technique. They words not mine but cricket. Jeff leeann has set the record straight on the fun would podcast as to what exactly was going on what was explained to be. May as you have to blow air under the back cryptic move it down. And so that's what he was trying to do. That's what he told his parents. Well that explains it. But i do you want the chance to win. One thousand dollars h. Wake play the daily quiz at news dot com a youth forward slash quiz. And that cash could be all yours. That's it from the newsroom. We'll.
Twenty years of climate extremes
"The year two thousand and twenty was always going to be a tantalizing horizon for future thinkers even at symmetry conjures the clear-sightedness and precision of twenty twenty vision. Too which policymakers in resist manages. Always aspire twenty years ago. Most of southern australia was still in the group of the millenium drought. The dry conditions broke records around the nation. Perth stems where their lowest. Since the first world war and the southeast of the country was on its way to the dryest shania period since recordkeeping began as the bureau of meteorology. Put it at the time. This was the nation's first climate change drought. That observation came hot. On the heels of the third assessment report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change which made headlines around the world with this conclusion that there is new and stronger evidence that most of the global warming observed over the last fifty years is attributable to human activities if suburban households become complacent about the household woody's than the drought was a wakeup call across the nation. Education campaigns and water saving devices joined water restrictions in an effort to ease pressure on limited urban water supplies in melbourne for instance the voluntary target. One five five campaign aimed more than half the daily water consumption of residents by encouraging shorter showers while imposing strict limits on watering gardens washing the car. Brisbane went even further aiming to reduce residential would consumption to one hundred and forty liters of water per person per day. The rain water tank in grey water. Recycling became suburban. Must haves offering the means to keep gardens green in trying conditions as the damn levels so lower and lower state governments turned desalination with perth leading the way in two thousand six a prospect that was unthinkable just a decade earlier other states took notice and before long desalination plants were on the drawing board for the gold coast sydney melbourne and adelaide. But for the most part by the time those projects were completed. The rains had returned to the east coast and the plants built. There were dismissed as wipe elephants journalist. Chris noticed this change in the weather himself as he reflected in the updated edition of his book on the murray darling basin in two thousand and ten browsing through his local bookshop. He'd realized that he's book. The river somehow migrated from the environment and ecology section where. It's just six months ago to a new place on the history shows even so this record linear rainfall that broke the millenium. Drought did not turn back the clock. A drying trend continued across the south of the continent particularly in the southwest. Where winter rains had been in decline since the nineteen seventies julian part to human induced climate change indeed while eastern australia record high levels of rainfall in late twenty ten and in twenty eleven perth and much of southwestern austrailia experienced record dry weather. This is just some of the challenges of planning for both climate variability and climate change on a continent of extremes. It's been looking ahead into the future. That's being one of the ways in which ustralian have long tried to come to terms with this continent of extreme climate variability in twenty eleven. The climate commission released its first report declaring that australia was facing the critical decade back. Then of course. The climate commission was a federal government body established under the gillard government but it was dissolved under the abbott government. Soon after its election in two thousand thirteen the decade to twenty twenty. The climate commission's report argued was critical in terms of meeting the two degrees celsius guardrail by curbing emissions of carbon dioxide in the decade to twenty twenty global emissions had to be well on track to reaching by twenty fifty to limit the planet's warming taking the temperature on the nation's progress towards this goal in twenty seventeen the climate council the independent body that rose from the ashes of the climate commission declared that australia was now known as global climate lagged already the concentration of carbon dioxide emissions had tipped over four hundred parts per million higher than at any other time for millions of us and the planet's temperature was over one degree higher than temperatures before the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century. The report warned that the window of opportunity to limit worsening climate impacts is closing and already climate events were getting worse pointing not only to bush fires and hate waves but also to drought and drying across the south of the continent. Just as the gun. I report of two thousand. Eight and countless other scientific studies had predicted two thousand and nineteen was the driest year since records began in one thousand nine hundred and it was the country's warmest year in fact all these since two thousand thirteen are among the ten warmest on record australia. The impact of climate changes lead to longer more intense fire seasons and an increase in the average number of elevated fire weather days as measured by the forest fire danger index twenty nine thousand nine so the highest cumulated index on record fires have burned before an australian but never like those we saw over the summer. It's called comfort knowing that this disaster was nice surprise after all the two thousand eight garner report warned that fire seasons will start earlier and the slightly lighter and generally be more intense. This effect increases over time but should be directly observable by twenty twenty in another ten to twenty years time 2019 white. Be so unusual. Although this use emissions might be lower thanks to the covid lockdowns and the air might be cleaner. The concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere like carbon dioxide continues to rise and the period two thousand sixteen to twenty twenty looks set to be the warmest five year period on record. Unfortunately a few months of slowing down can't make up for the decades upon decades of greenhouse gas emissions that have accumulated in the atmosphere. He street is weighing heavily on the planet's climate future.
A donut day before the storm? Is six days going to be enough?
"I'm health reported. Teigen tyler an assistant journalist author norman swan. It's friday the twentieth of november water week. What a week in date especially for people in south australia. And if you listening with thinking of you in lockdown at the moment but norman as well. Yesterday there were no new cases in south australia there in super hard lockdown if that finding more cases over the next couple of days can i just go straight back to normal as soon as lockdowns iva well. That's possible i suspect that what The authorities will do is give themselves another four or five day window just to make sure there aren't any because the six days is predicated. They think this is a short incubation period. Virus and we talked about that in yesterday's krona cast. It's unlikely that's true. It's probably just virus coronavirus like any other and it's going to be five days and therefore might wanna wait another few days just to check it out. They'll probably release people and a bit more and allow people to go out for more exercise and so on so it's going to be much more like a stage. Three i would imagine would be fairly safe to do. Going back to zero is probably politically a bit. Risky. because you don't want to reimpose it if if more cases reappear but you might relax and let people to go out so i suspect you might be on a ten day cycle in south australia. But what do i know. It's fantastic news. There are zero cases with a lot of testing being done and is a lot of testing. It's in in proportion. It's about the same. As victoria was at the peak of their pandemic. And we've been in touch with south australian health trying to see if we can get some more information about this strain that they were talking about that that the public health officer was saying how short incubation period and was mild. But they haven't been able to release that genomic info yet so we actually nar if it's materially different to the other corona virus strains that secular around the world. It's not. You can't really be unless some mutations. has occurred this is virus. That's come in from with somebody from brisbane. It's going to be one of the circulating viruses and britain. I'm not aware that the british are saying that they've got anything peculiar but their viruses are behaving. This was said at the beginning of the new south wales when they got somebody coming in from victorian you got the crossroads motel say that they were noticing very short incubation times. It was a different kind of fires. You didn't hear much more beyond that. Because i think it was just an artifact of the cluster where you just got intense spread during the cluster. Which makes you think that. It's a different virus. But in fact a different style of virus but in fact it's not
Russia moves to protect Putin from prosecution
"We start in russia. Where the duma has backed a bill which grants the country's rulers and their families immunity from criminal prosecution after they leave office and it has set tongues wagging about president putin's political future putin's allowed to stand for two more terms in office when his current stretch ends in twenty twenty four. But is there any need for him to do so if he can retire sooner without fear of prosecution or we're joined for more on this by the russia analyst and regular monocle twenty four contributor. Stephen deal welcome back to the briefing. Stephen always good to hear from you. Tell us it's funny if we if we look back. I don't know a quarter of a century almost now to the sort of an days a of yeltsin now was lots of talk about potential prosecutions and of course putin Gave him immunity as soon as he took over. Is that something Will be very much john on. Putin's mind as well right now. I'm sure his the yeltsin when he stepped down on the thirty first seven nine hundred ninety nine the one thing he'd been looking for in that second term since he's been president since the middle of ninety was someone who would guarantee him immunity from not only him in fact his his blood family and also his wider political family immunity from prosecution for the rest of their lives and the very first decree of then acting president vladimir putin on the last day of ninety thousand nine when he took over as acting president was to grant yeltsin and his coterie fact that immunity and on one thing. We're surprised that this hasn't been done before. But if you think back much closer to to where we are now this year of course we were talking about putin being being able to be president for the rest of his life because of course they changed the constitution earlier this year in russia and it means that the is white cane he can stand again for president in two thousand and twenty four and then if he wants to he can stand again in twenty thirty. They've overturned the previous idea. That president couldn't have more than two consecutive terms. But what this does. I think this is even more significant than and giving him that. Johnston president for life. It means that truly fall ill or something then. This means that he can. He can step down and not be prosecuted at the moment. The russian president compu- prosecuted while he's in office but until this is passed he can be prosecuted if he if he were down. Well it's really interesting statement. I guess it's sort of fun to speculate in a way. What appeals to vladimir putin most is it to just stay in office To sort of become superannuated president be there for decades as it will turn out or is he more concerned about protecting as you said his nearest and dearest and in the immediate coterie from from what we understand and we know about him. What do you think is most appealing to him. In the here and now is the consolidation. Is that endurance that longevity or do you think he'll be drawn to just melting away into the shadows. The shadows putin is someone who doesn't really have friends. He doesn't really trust anyone. That's his whole background as a street ladd in petersburg when he was growing up and even more so when he was kgb officer and so what he feels is that he he can never be sure he always reminded of sort of you know to broussais. And julius caesar and and that that to me is where putin stands that. He's always afraid that someone were to step down. Someone might change things and then drawing prosecute him and there's a number of things that they might want to prosecute for most not be now if we thinking well it's got to be after he's president. What does the state of the russian economy at rome. It's pretty awful. There are some very few at the top who are just unbelievably wealthy. Russia has nine thousand nine billionaires in the country at a time when thirty eight percents of the country at least according to official fingers are living below the poverty line. Russia is still very much dependent on oil and gas. And it's very interesting today. We have the news. That britain is saying no more petrol cars with diesel cars from twenty thirty. You know the world is going away from those fossil fuels and russia's not really doing anything about it and rushing. Business is is is not in a good position and so you know you could say one of his worst legs could be the state of the economy if you want to choose to step down but if this is passed in the duma has has given it its nods so far it has to go to the federation council. The house and then ironically putin himself would have to sign it off which. I have no doubt he would do. I mean i just wonder what do Russian pro democracy activists Putin's opponents have to say about the sorts of moves. Stephen because presumably there would be appetite in certain limited quarters to say look. We can't have a situation where people are protected in perpetuity from their alleged misdeeds. Particularly if it's a question of. I don't know following the money this sort of thing. Do you think that there will be a a counter. Lobby is ernie president to being able to sell it. We can review these These rulings down down the track or is that just a nonstarter. Right now is a non-starter. The doom is heavily stacked with putin supporters. Then indeed the federation council houses to. There's being talk over the is of of election. Rigging putin generally has a lot of popular support out in the country not so much in moscow some of the other big cities but those who are in power now would definitely know passes laura have no doubt it will become more and because what putin were he say to foil in five years time and so having been reelected in twenty four finally can't carry on steps down if this law is not in place then what frightens him is the idea. Is that in fact with. He's the hub of the wheel and he's taken out. Then we'll spokes collapse will then a real opposition which does exist. but it's very small and sat on very hard when it raises his voice. That actually stopped means something in which case could be a threat of prosecution. So he's he's trying to cover every base. I think it's very interesting that this is come on top of the idea that he could serve the rest of his life. This gives him the get out. I'm not well or on board. I want to step down. But i can still be secure. Won't be prosecuted prompts. The question stephen wh what does any eventual succession. Like i appreciate this. Very very speculative and it could be twenty four. It could be twenty thirty indeed but do we have any better sense of what putin's own Mission is you know he. He wouldn't want to melt into the shadows of you as you suggested but is there any hints of sort of you know a dynastic succession or do you think he's more interested in in the here and now i wonder if we can speculate even about what happens after he takes his hand from the tiller right now to be honest tom. I wouldn't want to name a name. Because i have no doubt that he will stand again. Twenty twenty four. So we're looking ten years since two twenty thirty two elections after that and because he can't stand again if he's still in good health and he's generally a fit man he's you know he's still does his judo and he's sixty eight years old now. But as we've seen in america being in your late seventies doesn't preclude you from standing for president so if he carries on fit. Well no reason why in twenty thirty he wouldn't stand again so you know. There's a whole generation of politicians would come up behind him. Then they may be the ones that maybe twenty thirty six fact we may be looking at three. Fold as a israel change. I'm if there is a change. Before that i can't really see it happening if health matters. Don't intervene before two thousand thirty so really as standing where we are now looking ahead. Ten years that famous phrase in brisbane week is a long time in politics. Ten years off it on.
Trouble brewing for tennis in Australia
"We've had some news tonight from australia. That a lot of the plans that they'd had in place that we understood them to be from the interviews that criteria the tournament director done. All the idea. Was that players would come in. Mid-december do that. Two weeks of quarantine play all of the pre australian open tournaments in melbourne To reduce travel and potential spreading of the virus. And that has. We've been told tonight in reporting by tennis channel. Initially that is not going to be viable. That players are not going to be allowed to come into the country as things stand in december at all and the first day that they will be allowed to set foot in the country as the first of january. Which if they are required to do two weeks quarantine at that point would take them up to about three or four days before the australian open is due to begin which is hardly ideal at the very least and potentially threatens the entire australian tennis summa Certainly those preview those run-up tournaments that That they would hope to run whether the couple for some of the other events that they might bring over from brisbane and adelaide and sydney. We don't know officially wear tennis australia. Stand on this at the moment. We we've only heard this news in the last few hours and it does follow comments from the premier of victoria. Saying that it's absolutely not a done deal. Plays can come in in december you know because of the logistical issues of bringing all these people in and they've spent such a long time in lockdown getting rid of the virus dampening down to the fact that they've had apparently zero cases over the last couple of weeks new cases So we don't really know where we stunned. I think the what kind of expect they may end up doing if this continues in plaza not allowed to come until the end of december. The the first week in january is to try to coincide the two weeks of quarantine with those tournaments and be able to get permission for players to practice and play competitively. I would imagine in some sort of bubble whilst effectively quarantining and therefore that would make it doable for them. Not only to run additional tournaments but also to play the strain open. But catherine this is Just generally this is a pretty alarming state of affairs. isn't it given. it's not that far away now. Now we're talking about plays plays would have been booked in planning to travel in less than a month's time to australia significantly less than a month's time in in some someplace cases and particularly exum i think because because the tennis will the i thought okay. I mean the the barriers to entry to australian and the price of entry is incredibly high but once their once the tennis world is there and and post three days barriers. It's a it's a kind of safe haven for tennis to exist for while and and flourish for oil for that to be thrown into some uncertainty Is is quite discombobulating. Ready an i. I can only imagine how the players in the tools feel about it. I i completely respect the position of If the australian government absolutely i mean we are in a glass house in terms of criticizing the likes of australia's Approach to risk averse approach to To covid nineteen absolutely But yet the timing of it is is very disconcerting. Absolutely me i'd say something. I keeps coming back to me when we have in the events after the us. Open rome and run gar austin a couple of times match just mentioned. I'm watching this. And i'm still wondering whether it really is right. You know to see all this international travel when this is going on it. Just it's hard to put the two together as much as we love the sport and wanted to be out to be viable at the moment.
Spotify investigates podcast subscriptions
"Spotify might be planning to launch a subscription. Podcast service it appears to be serving customers to gauge interest. In the others that have tried this. Include luminary stitcher and wondering reported. That wondering was up for sale at the end of september bloomberg. Report the both apple and sony have held talks spotify. The apparently an interested the asking price is between three and four hundred million dollars. The audio production award have just announced this year's nominations. The awards got the highest number of interest in their history. We linked to them today. I'm willing to an exclusive pod fest. China had its third annual conference. We've a full report from the day including developments in podcasting within china spotify twitter youtube and facebook all polls an episode of the pod. Being hosted steve bannon's war room. Podcast after bannon called for the beheading of dr anthony foundry and fbi director christopher ray. The episode in question is still available via apple podcasts. And the podcast index. The california privacy rights act passed last week the cpr. A has some tightening of rules especially around re targeting consumers based on their behaviour online which some podcast companies used for attribution. The nfl's it didn't go far enough. Meanwhile apple of center deadline of december the eighth at privacy data sheets. You need to identify all of the data you or your third party partners collects assay for podcast apps that could be interesting vocal via okay l. Dot co lets you create cool. Podcast video snippets for social media. So they say podcast addict has added a random pick button which returns a random list of podcasts and tacomas podcasting business including radio dot com and katie's thirteen claims a twenty-seven percent increase in downloads year on year in the latest earnings call. Espn is to lay off three hundred employees and let two hundred open positions go unfilled trouble for triton digital there mac accreditation for its webcast metrics. Local service was revoked in august. According to the quarterly update accreditation is suspended for the main webcast metrics service. No reason was given both us to compare streaming radio not podcasting in the seeking to regain accreditation for their main webcast. Metrics service anyway. Revenue grew by fourteen percent last quarter according to e w scripps his quarterly earnings call. The company also owns on the studio. It's a mondays. Here's another teaspoon of tech staff. The podcast index unveiled the podcast value. Tag it allows micro payments using crypto currency through the lightning network. Podcasters can opt in to be rewarded every minute someone lessons and this value for the podcast app and platform as well. There's more detail in the podcasting two point. Oh podcast which linked to today open source android. Podcast app antenna parks now. Has podcast indexes. Search built in as does podcast. Pod bay is one of the app supporting podcast chapters linked today to a c. Sharp rapper for the podcast index. Api with and blueberry has highlighted its full support of the podcast index. Impasse news powerful stories with torey arch. Bowl has joined nova. Entertainment's podcast network the show steps into the shoes of powerful women and discover how they earned success. Christmas partying is back for a third season. See what they've done their from. Brisbane in australia at tackles the fun all could and honest side of christmas and thirteen hours inside the nova scotia. Massacres launched today from curious cast and global news a thirteen episode series. It looks to piece together exactly what happened. And what could have been done to prevent it
"brisbane" Discussed on The Science Show
"The side show on aren and so to the uncertainty of life and i don't to elections more sliding doors. I last my colleague in brisbane edwina sicilia to introduce this next achiever. How do you feel about bugs. Beetles arachnids flies cockroaches. Yeah it's kind of might put them altogether in creepy crawlies. but that's not sorry for dr jeff montaigne. In fact he's been recognized as having amongst the most number of species named in his honor in the world. There was a list of top ten scientists that had been honored by having species named after them top of the list. Charles darwin sitting at taint sport. Dr jeff montaigne. Who's been working based out of brisbane for decades. He's had a long career with the queensland museum and the university of queensland and we heard yesterday dr montlake that it's been a very adventurous career. The you and in fact. The adventure continues. You've got a trip coming up soon. Yes we're still putting trips out the still habitats that haven't been looked at for insects so the next target is the dry rainforests up around the nyongo gimpy. Yes there's lots of insects will be called. What did you think when that was released in your name. Was i just a few spots down from charleston. Yes i was amazed debris list where on the person still alive actually but it is great on but the fact that there's lots of insects and named off to maye is partly a product of the fact that there's a lot of insects out there and places like the queens museum have been studying these for years and years and there's a whole lot of people beavering away there and it's a whole network of people all around the world who are studying start insects and the queensland museum. It's got a couple of million insects upstairs. You see a few down the display galleries but the bulk of them are upstairs. I wondered whether you had insect catches as a child waited waited. This obsession start. I was born on a dairy farm up in the south up near one and think was a little bit of a loner kid who just wanted to go away in the bush. I certainly didn't want to milk cows and when we moved to brisbane when i was a teenager and went to university and it wasn't until second year of university where we did have first entomology costs and one of the things we had to do for assessment was to go out and collect. Thirty insect specimens classify them. And i went out and did that and i just found that there were these wonderful creatures and just the business of buying them and trying to name the ones i'd call. It was just so exciting and then at the end of that second year i think. It must've sean. As being a person who likes to go in the bush and catch insects because they all hit of department was a man called. Mr perkins was wonderful fellow and he had connections in hawaii to the big bishop museum. That was doing gigantic surveys. In new guinea in those days and the big boss of entomology in hawaii had rung mr perkins and said if you go to kane student there that might like a three month holiday job helping us collect insects in new guinea and mr perkins called me and said jeff. Would you like to do this. and well. i had to think for one millisecond. Before i said yes and next minute until i was on a plane to new guinea up into the highlands in well and going out into the rain forest every day and just collecting the astonishing things move from dr jeff montes in the future side show and thanks to. Abc's edwina center in brisbane..
Virgin Australia CEO Paul Scurrah resigns after Bain shake-up
"It been an extraordinary fortnite for Virgin Australia in a few weeks virgin will come out of voluntary Administration, but it's future remains far from certain wage. Following the extraordinary Revelations this week that CEO Paul skaara will leave the organization as soon as Bank Capital takes control of the company in early November replacing skaara will be for Majestic Geneseo. Jane heard liquor who is reportedly feared by unions as a ruthless and heartless negotiator. Officially Paul scar has has he made the decision to step down after discussing his family. He said that the time feels right and that he knows the business will now be in good hands, but there are very strong rumors that skaara was forced out of the position or chose to leave because he fundamentally disagreed with action Bane is taken the airline back when Bain Capital was announced as the preferred buyer of Virgin Australia many feared that rather than doing what they said. They were going to do the US private Equity Firm couldn't be trusted and could just slash-and-burn ahead of a quick sale of the airline and for many their worst nightmares, and now coming true the removal of CEO Paul Scarborough log. View Bain Capital had repeatedly and publicly backed since they agreed to buy virgin only scratches the surface. Unfortunately, the new owners are also now trying to negotiate with the various unions and those negotiations over Enterprise. Bargaining Agreements are not going. Well. Ben wants to slash Pilots pay by around 30 to 40% and cut flight attendant pay significantly as well flight attendants would also lose lose their overnight allowance, which is around $125 a night each night that they're away from home and their Duty time limit would also be increased from 9.455 to 12 hours per shift which would make same-day return trips from Sydney or Brisbane and Perth possible versions customers are also starting to feel let down many have not received refunds for flights that Vision had canceled and earlier this week. It also emerged that version cab and crew are taking sick leave to avoid dealing with business class passengers that are unhappy about being served. Noodles as the in-flight meal and unfortunately, that's a pretty accurate reflection of where virgin is right. Now in fairness to Virgin their website does say that complimentary meals and the purchase of additional food and drinks will not be available on board, but they do promise that each guest is going to be served a snack and water regardless of the cabin and even that's not really happening at the moment virgin is a sub so long on stock that it's now rationing the snacks. It serves to economy class passengers and there's no longer any Diet Coke or wine for business class passengers, they're out and not getting any more stock but catering worries aside. There is still also no indication. If or when Virgin Australia's lounges will reopen there's now speculation that bank Capital could close even more lounges than they originally announced an a virgin is also cutting some of the benefits offered to frequent flyers when traveling with International partner Airlines velocity frequent flyer announced this week that it will no longer award points or status Chrome. On any code-share flights with a VA flight number that operated by International partner Airlines in addition velocity members no longer have access to any Alitalia Hainan Airlines or Hong Kong Airlines airport lounges velocity Point upgrades on Delta are being discontinued and velocity members can no longer request complimentary Comfort plus upgrades when flying with Delta life in or to the United States
Other Kinds Of Novae
"CAST episode five eighty one other kinds novais welcome to China caster weekly faxes journey through the cosmos where we help you understand not only what we know how what we know. I'm Brisbane publisher of the Universe today with me as always as Dr Pamela Gay a senior scientist for the Planetary Science, Institute and the Director of course. How you doing I'm doing well, how are you doing good the word size just comes up your senior scientists working for a scientist a tude science science science. It, it's kind of the way I live my life. It's nice to have people focused on science it is. It is and Happy, I Canadian thanksgiving. Oh. Yeah. That's this weekend. Yeah. We're. We're not that big about Thanksgiving around here in fact my. My my sister calls no thanksgiving. All, right we we keep a pretty low key. chloe's to be coming back from university for for Thanksgiving and we'll be hanging out so so. Excellent. Yeah. But but. Trying to organize like a Thanksgiving dinner is very complicated around the house so. So ten we tend to make something Super Yummy. That's all you name. Yeah exactly. But it's also you know as I mentioned year after year it's entire. It's very civilized although I think this year. Like, nobody's be traveling in the US to attend Thanksgiving's so I think you have to worry. But maybe in future years once the pandemic has wrapped up, then consider adopting Canadian thanksgiving is your date because it's just. Air travel traveling in general is a lot easier in in. October than in November. This is true and we're starting to get fall leaves. So it's more. than. The the leaser. Great. Yeah. November they're they're they've all fallen. It's gross. Yeah. All right. So don't ever accuse us of not comprehensively covering every kind of exploding star this week we gather ball the leftover ways that stars partially or fully explode don't probably enjoy. Oh Pamela. So I'm not GonNa lie I did absolutely zero preparation for this week's episode. Because I have no idea. What's In fact, we were prepping like okay. So what what's left and then you then proceeded to rattle off a whole bunch of ways it starts getting split I had no idea. Had even had names but. Why. These these are in minimal exploding right moments in our life. You gotTa Start and start gets brighter. It could be an explosion, it might not be. And and this is where we have to go back to what does the word Nova mean it it's a new star and so Nova New Star. Yeah. So anytime, a star decides, Hey, I, may not have been visibly bright before but look at me now and hops into our sky. That's a Nova. And so far we've discussed where you have a compact object White Dwarf Neutron Star, whatever that is stealing matter from a companion and periodically flares in brightness due to usually some sort of an exploded. We talked many times in the past about supernova where an entire star decides I'm GonNa could boom either my outer atmosphere or all of myself and we've behind something or nothing depending on the stars mass and whim. Yes. Put. There's other really cool stuff out there. And the other cool stuff out there. has produced some of the most beautiful didn't actually explode remnants for Hubble and other massive telescopes to point that. So let's let's run through a couple of examples I guess of of of Stars that did something interesting but not in a traditional variable star sense because we've talked to them plenty of times but like weird variable stars, Right Right. So so here we have systems like I think the most famous may be Ada Karena. exploded. Ready. Right well or not. I, mean here we have this this star that wasn't particularly noticeable Intel in the eighteen thirties. It decided to suddenly do the opposite of bagel juice and it became brighter than Rachel. Brightest, stars in the sky. It became the second brightest star in the sky for a while. Just after serious. It's had multiple episodes of getting brighter getting, Fainter. and. It's thought that this humongous Nebula that is around it this it looks like an hourglass with an exploding waistline. I don't know how five it. Yeah. So the hour glass of material around it is is thought to be material that was given off during its great eruption in the eighteen hundreds. And its subsequent. inning occurred when all of this material cooled and coalesced into dust and that dust hit the the two stars. We now know that are lurking down in the center of this system
Prof. John Flood, Professor of Law and Society at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. - burst 01
"Welcome to the site of accents podcast. Where we explore emerging ideas from signs, policy economics, and technology. My name is Gill eappen. We talk with woods, leading academics and experts about the recent research or generally of topical interest. Scientific senses at unstructured conversation with no agenda or preparation. Be Color a wide variety of domains red new discoveries are made. and New Technologies are developed on a daily basis. The most interested in how new ideas affect society. And help educate the world how to pursue rewarding and enjoyable life rooted in signs logic at inflammation. V seek knowledge without boundaries or constraints and provide unaided content of conversations bit researchers and leaders who low what they do. A companion blog to this podcast can be found at scientific sense. Dot. com. And displayed guest is available on over a dozen platforms and directly at scientific sense dot net. If you have suggestions for topics, guests at other ideas. Please send up to info at scientific sense. Dot Com. And I can be reached at Gil at eappen. Dot Info. My guests today's facade John. WHO's professor of Law and society at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia. He's also adjunct professor of law at Queensland University of Technology and Research Associated University College Under Center for Blockchain Technologies, he who suggests on the Bloomberg professional globalization of law and the technology in law. But come John. Hello. Thank you. Sure. Yeah. So I want to start with one of your recent people, professions and expertise hog machine learning, and blockchain redesigning the landscape of professional knowledge and organization. In invite you say machine learning has entered the world of the professions. The different impacts automation will have huge impacts on the nature of work and society. Engineering architecture and medicine or early and enthusiastic adopters. Other professions especially law at late you say at in some cases with leptons adopters. could you talk about you know sort of the landscape all? Of Law, profession and. They today in terms of opting these technologies. Certainly Louis interesting because it's a very old profession is. Often considered one of the. Original traditional professions along with medicine and the church. And in a sense law has used different kinds of technology might say I mean does it? Based around writing. And then the printing press and So on yet that. It's always being based on a craft. A skill which the individual person is that enables them to do, whatever is quote if you like and. said, there's never been a lot of room for any kind of automation. Certainly, the has been space for using. A people who are not fully qualified as low as about as paralegals, people like that, who will do a lot of repetitive work document checking and things like that and so on. But what will get into now is the situation where automation through machine learning. There's other kinds of artificial intelligence. is able to start constructing documents example contracts. Check dollop a documents for particular clauses and things like that mature they're up to date and this incense is. Replacing now, the kind of work that noise will do. So I think in some ways more more of of the profession of law is gonNA be subject to automation, but distinction I would many because I think it's quite important here is that A lot of what lawyers do. Is actually quite. Active that that that that the drafting contracts overtime or or they're reviewing documents to some sort or another or they're getting through particular. Negotiation. And so you know a lot of it is the same, but they build up the expertise through doing these same kinds of were over and over again and What we're now finding is that instead of having young lawyers coming in and doing what you might call the grunt work of checking documents and going through discovery applications where he goes through the size boxes of evidence to decide. which are the appropriate documents you want the emails, the invoices order, this sort of stuff that is the kind of work which is lending itself to automation. And, and so that his taking away a lot of the work which is used for trading purposes with young lawyers and is just doing it much quicker. will quickly I mean More efficiently in many ways and probably expensive much much expensive a Lotta. This work is being outsourced to you know legal process outsourcing India or Philippines South Africa places like that. So yeah, that's that's right and so in some ways, the group of lawyers who do the work which requires the skill, the judgment. Is Reducing in some ways. That pool is getting smaller. Yeah Yeah it's it's interesting. The the distinction that you make between automation. And in my job and let's call it decision making right which is you know a lot of work in the business side of this. So for example. in the nineties in large pharmaceutical company So you think about you know rnd. People might think it has really complex selection of programs that design of them, portfolio management, risk management, all those decisions. Genuine companies be say well, senior managers with lots of experience and intuition make those decisions really well right and so that's statement would automatically implied that machines can really do much there. But what we find in the mid nineties says that is systematic analysis of data make those decisions. Don't better. Actually, I've Tom to humans humans. Always seem to make decisions. These are typically bonding the decision. So if you go back and look at it, alternative experiment has not been wrong. So we have no date to say it was a good decision at typically. So human scaffold, fifty percents of making good decisions So do you know just throwing a coin or letting monkey make those decisions so? Yup We found that even complex decision making that humans hold. you know close to their you know kind of domain I'm not necessarily. So we have machines That could do that much better than I. Don't know there's an analog of that in in law I I. Think The may be actually I mean Two three years ago the royal. Society in England decided to arrange a working party on machine learning. One of the things that they put together a a roundtable on machine learning professions resolved to talk about that night and I talked about the history of professions in technology and. and. I think one of the peculiar things that came out to in relation to law is that law. Has always been a sort of on its own. If you think about medicine, for example, medicines always had the teacher hospital institution that sort of straddles the academic quilt and the practice walls and brings those people together and as a result. INCORPORATES loss of, scientific, work. Engineering work as well computing work and things like that. And that's been the first teaching hospital king into existence in in the French revolution in Seventeen eighty-nine. A long history of that. If you look at law, there was nothing equivalent to that whatsoever and there is in fact, actually a big gap between what academy does on what the practitioners in your do so that As a result as before law has come to this a quite late but what we are. Finding I think is that Certainly the management consultancy finding is that because of the nature of a lot of what goes on in legal office a remarkable amount of it can be automated. So what we are getting now is companies setting themselves up to do this automated work. So. We have companies which do nothing but contract our instruction formation sort of company. The typical lawyer would would say to a client Do you WANNA contract classes. Yes I want this for this. And loyal galway draft contract back with it, and then in the con- comes back against as I need another contract, you go through the same process. which is good for the lawyer but not necessarily good kind. What we're finding now is the company's not can think of a few of them that will, in fact, go into the company's show order contracts. Let's see the entire. Corpus of contracts you've got there and they will analyze them. And basically say, all right. We can create a new contract in automated way fairly easily it may need some modification according to special circumstances but on the whole, it's fairly standard and and they can do that INNOVA systematic world meaning the contracts are reviewed that checked. If they're going to expire marketing, you want an unable just the system will cope with that if you're. Yeah. So yeah. No No. No so I was just going to say yes. So that the distinction you make, you know in terms education sort of systematic graduate level education that because as you say, it is low in one sense of soft proficient. You say in called professions like made it to text reengineering this team has a strong concern ensuring that expertise applied in the public interest when as low little bit different from from bad and economics in some sense sort of in the same same vein we have now made economics at really odd. of mathematics you know north of analytics there. Whether they are actually useful from policy making perspective is left to debate but at least it has been an attempt to make this make economic video hard. So so I don't know A. Fascination has been in in law I very much that will happen in law. Oh there things are beginning to happen I mean let me just boob. At. One example I learned in that workshop that I mentioned the Royal Society held. With somebody from the engineering profession talking about. The difference in skills between people who above forty I'm below forty he said. If he he was about Forty Years Austin design an aeroplane, takeout pen and paper Pencil, and paper and. I don't know anyone under forty could do that would know how to do that go onto a computer program undecided there. So you can see that the incorporation of technology into the academy through to the actual. Occupation. Than phones and things is is already a standard and they're in law. It isn't law. As you said, it's still very much a soft skill although I will argue that there is a difference between the way nor is viewed in different parts of the world. So in the United States A law is I think more tilted towards the sciences. So low in economics is one of the big things in the. US. So you got a lot of people working in the of lower economics who might go onto antitrust work no competition work and things like that which across a lot of economics, mathematics and Statistics and so on. In, say a Europe Australia and so on. Law is more allied towards the humanities. And the classics. So it doesn't have that kind of scientific underpinning in that way. So anything that's going to change in these parts if you like is going to be something that's going to be imported from outside. And is going to have a very dramatic impact when whether it does An and I think that's yet to happen. I don't think there's been sort of Cambrian explosion. If you like in in law, the will be one I'm sure but but law has an advantage over engineering economics or the other areas you might. That's With the nature of the rule of law and absent justice is since law as a a way of ordering society is absolutely crucial to everything else. Then, Law and lawyers will say will look you know we have a special status here is different amid leave engineer. We certainly want to make sure bridges stay up. We don't want down but we can design different kinds of bridges. We can design different kinds of legal bills, but they're also the fundamental rules If you want to you know if you're an engineering company and you want to build a bridge in a different country, you're going to have to do it on the basis of the legal rules, which will be just vise by the lawyers according to the country's there in so on. So in in that was what? I might put in a special category if you live. Yea. Yea. Let me let me push NBA John. So. The. The conference that you mentioned you know the Internet is under forty and engineers at. So so one could argue you know from an engineering perspective could argue e- It sexually dangerous. To not use machines to build aircraft the goes you know all the technology that cap today actually help us make the trap lot safer. granted. If you sit down with a blank sheet of paper and Pencil, you might get the principal right. But, but the technology has advanced so much that you really have to use. Technology to do so in some sense, engineering is pushed back. that. I argue this myself then they were naive engineering school. I had a V exposed at my daughter bent to school. She used the same physics book. Twenty, five. meter. I argue that that is sort of backward because data speed no need for an engineer to really learn Newtonian physics anymore because it is prescriptive, it's deterministic can make machines, learn it very quickly and so why spend all? Right. So so then you know if you think about the the law field. I wonder if there is a senior argument that is to say Dan and tape really good lawyer casts lot of intuitions dot expedients to crap something Contract or a discourse, but then maybe the machine scan actually do it even better We haven't really tested that hypothesis yet. Right be almost have this idea that humans are always dominant. Or machines but that the not be true as technology lancers. So what do you think about that in the in the? It's a very important point actually because the. American bosses. being modifying its ethical rules recently to say that lawyers have a duty and obligation to keep up to date with technology. So we already know the technology is now a an important part and I have to say when when I say the word technology, I mean this at all kinds of levels from what you can do with Microsoft word for example, it strays plug ins all the way up to artificial intelligence IBM, Watson, or something like that So that if if lawyers become. A. Uses of technology whether this small firms or big firms or what have you a under the Aba now they they actually have an obligation to make sure that they are up to date. They can't just say we didn't know what we were doing. So I think in that respect, there is a there was a move. The other move that is taking place is actually the push from from the clients. Now, this you have to look into ways one is with corporate clients. The corporation seen US lawyers have to use noise if you'd like want their work done. PHILOS- money on Chiba they wanted to more efficiently They don't want the best piece of work every time they want something that works and they want officiant. UTA A and so on. So it was interesting I think a few years ago. The General Counsel Cisco. Actually made a speech. Saying that he expected his. Lawyers Law firms who worked for the company to be reducing their fees year on year. Now, that's the opposite of what lawyers normally do, which is to raise them year on year. So say that that's one push which is. Very profound push now, coming from the client himselves who are using the beginning to use their procurement departments in in the companies and things like that to help purchase legal services the other aspects which is just as important in this is if you look at the role of lawyers and individuals. So if you is what access to to legal services, it's expensive lawyers are not cheap they charge our money We don't know how to judge the quality of their work and so on. because. There was a credence which we just know that So. On this is where technology can begin to step in and provide services which are. Efficient and often quite. what very well for the individual saying that this. Technology can be seen to be improving access to justice a Lotta people. Yeah. Yeah yes. I want to come back to this. John. I think this is a very important point. So bent on put has a lot of uncertainty. Uncertainty maybe not not the right term, but it's called deterministic. It shows beatty ability and so the determination of quality it's not as easy as hard media India nearing or. Right business economics legal all sorts of well foreign that category and the application of technology sort of a different different meaning there but I want to touch on one of the things that you say in the paper, and that is you mentioned this before and that's about training training the next generation. So you savior regulating bodies professions are involved in the collection and reproduction of knowledge intended to be used by the entire body professionals, and so there was an expectation here that you know seeing it professionals. Is Providing the wisdom that knowledge mission to train the next generation now in a technology driven. regime. discuss vacations right. Our expert is going to be a computer engineer in the future. And so so how does that work from from cleaning and knowledge Asian will I think this is This is a crucial issue in it's one which the profession hasn't. Really. Got To grips with yet I think because you think of technology in terms of Predictive analytics a document review and things like this most law schools are not preparing students for this they may be a a a a causal to on some aspect of technology, but it's not something which lawyers themselves are learning. So I think what is going to happen is we're going to find a blending of skills occurring. So law firms will be sense having to bring in a range of technologists who perhaps have. A scales a straddle, both sides of the lines, the lawyers like this too I think I think we're going to find an avangard Who will begin to develop skills that allow them to talk to both sides of the line, the tech people and? Below people if you likes and there will be people who will acquire develop these skills as well but that's that's still some way down the line I didn't think we're anywhere near there yet, and part of the reason for that I think is that you know law is still a very highly regulated profession and and the regulators themselves are in the same situation they are unsure about what is going to happen and they also feel they have an obligation to. Not only ensure that. Customers clients and consumers are protected but in some ways, the profession is protected to if you like so. You know it's it's a it's a fine balancing. There I. Think. It's a fight balancing act and you'd say if the changing changing things. So going back, you know you care as an individual eighteen status of expert. Some form of encapsulation of knowledge and analysis occurs enabling professional experts, derived diagnoses, decisions, and conclusion wrapped late. and you make some distinctions. Type of learning that. Human? Beings. That the distinction between doing drive and become a gift and laster Yes yes. Yes I think that's important. So the the the the principle behind this is that Individuals can acquire a lot of knowledge in in various areas. So as I say learning how to drive a car, you learn how to change gear you though with the speeds. Braking different rates, conditions, and things like that. So. If you WANNA take that further and become a formula one drive or something like that. Then you have to undergo a very different kind of training and that kind of thing becomes a lot more collective rather than individual because you start to you're you're going to be in a group that is gonna be doing a particular kind of our driving. If you like everybody in the group has to understand what each other is doing that group, you can't have people going right a racetrack at two hundred miles an hour or thinking individually feel like they have to have a collective consciousness. About. How to drive in that situation? That's nothing like how? You and I might drive. I'm not saying we bad drivers just saying spreading very different. So I think professional work is not. That different from this in a way. So once you you can go through school and you can do your law degree and you can learn your low. We can learn you engineering's this applies to or professions really. But in order to become a professional in order to become somebody who can operate function within that. Group if you like you then have yourself have to develop collective consciousness and and one way of thinking about it is that we we can kind of tacit knowledge. This assorted knowledge you learn on the job from people, which is not always articulated in a precise formulate kind way but it's something you pick up from the way. Somebody does something you just recognize aw that that's how they've done that might not be. Written down anywhere or anything like that. But you know that's different from now exiting differently from the way that wise doing I think X.'s doing it better I and you and you just, and you can absorb that. That's what I mean by this kind of tacit knowledge and that comes about from the professional context. As how the professional context develops becomes absolutely crucial to how you introduce new ways of doing things new my daddy's new skills new outlooks if you like and I. Think this is where we're on the cost of of this beginning to develop I mean we we know it's got to be done quite how it's going to be done. is yet to be. So. So let me make a statement John and I want I want your reaction to it so eat in hard sciences eight years against again medicine. Expertise has about a consistent happy of remorse. Whereas enor- economics and business in general, let's say expertise is not about the ability to apply rules but to deal with. and at and if that is true, it has lot of implications rate. It has implications as to how we might divide work. Between. And machine in the future. And the skills that universities need to impart on on on new graduates are also quite different. So I always argued in the business. engineering contexts that universities having changed the dog they get mentioned before they're using the same. Using the same. Out Thirty four years without asking the question are those skills relevant, anymore or more importantly watch. Really relevant for a human being in the future rate. do you agree with that that expertise assert more about dealing exceptions apply? Putting it actually. I. I can see the logic behind what you. Saying I think what distinguishes? A good professional whether it's a good engineer good architect or good lawyer or doctor is is somebody who has a certain? This may sound strange but it's the. Imagination. Creativity. about. Kind of flare that allows them to function on the nausea they they've got and developed over the years and the experience. Gathered from Nova pitching what they'd be doing over the years and so on, and it allows them to see around things in ways which they perhaps would. I can give you an example if you like a law. So I'm in in Germany and some other countries. For example, there's a particular way of bundling together mortgage securities I I won't go to detail about this, but this statute that enables you do it. And then you can sell these securities and get money. In certain countries, the UK, the US, and so on. This, NICI. So in a sense to put this kind of a a deal together it. Couldn't be done if you live. So a bank came to one of the large English law firms and said, look we wanted we want to replicate this in in the UK, want to set a market this we're not the statues off there. What can you do and what was interesting was that the law firm then went back to first principles lawyers who were looking at this went back I suppose they looked at some vape basic areas of law matter your trust. And contract from what have you? I'm from that they constructed elite supplement that looked very much like the one in Germany, but without stat sheet and they tested it and it worked. Out To be credibly successful. So much so that the German government started German legal profession started to complain because they said. You can only do this by statute and these we find a way of doing it three. I suppose using law and there it is an they were vowed shops by but that was a particular example if you like of of what you were talking about, they took the exceptions they went back to first principles and said you know or How would we get? This is where we gotta get to, and this is a way right at the beginning what are the steps we need to take and and? And that's what a good loyal will do if you. Right right? Yeah. So that's very important point. So you in your paper dawn as the DREYFUSS and rice note that the proficient performer immersed in the world of skillful activities sees what needs to be done. But decides how to do it. So as we move into a and other technologies, I think it's important point it is. Right from Dad benefactor culture we have been using humans as you mentioned before in lots of with meted activities big not designed for humans I would I would contend enjoy doing things over and over again, and if you had thought of doing that, yeah, because they have to do it for living right and so so we should be moving to word It would where anything that is with pita on delegated to the machine at automation in the bottom of that and Appealed autonation you can have intelligent automation you can have you know reinforcement learning those types of things you have some aspects of intelligence into the into the two. And deploy humans Don't Miss. They're really good at in some case. I'm. So you know we've been studying the green for ages be our no close. It feels to understand mother. Heck it does You know it's not neat learning it. Oh, BBC of. thirty years ago as see that person again, you could see you could you could have a feeling. Then you've seen that before and and what the brain has done actually not only as he that pattern but also age that matter intuitively for thirty years and say, yes, that face I, guess before. and. So there are some superpowers the brain has reaped have been applying the all all. So for a technology might allow. Look I. Think Technology will allow us to incredibly complex things without having to think about too much I. Mean if you look at the way a port functions, for example, any major port these days they've got millions of containers and ships going through them all the time. So there's a lot of paper going through the you those charter parties, bills of lading guarantees. So the lot of legal work that's being done it, it's all quite standard stuff. I mean everybody. KNOWS, what needs to be done and so on. Now, some people are beginning to think while the best way to handle a port if you like I for everybody should know is to put everything that's going on in the poor into a blockchain so that you can see the whole supply chain. You see when something comes in, you can determine when the goods are being offloaded. When they're being shipped, you can stop making the payments as a result of the. Operation of the smart contracts if you like, and the whole thing would be just one quite seamless. In some ways without that much human intervention really just need oversight Some bits of coordination so on. But at the moment is still a a lot of humans are vote in that shipping people, law people, all sorts of things which is. I think insane. That's a waste of resources. We know that there are people who have all kinds of problems that require that creative flair she like as so why waste money on the routine stuff when you could develop skills to the the real need if you like in that way? Yeah Yeah. So I, want that some that bit that John Blockchain, for example, as you mentioned. So so one reason especially in the professions like law and business humans have an advantage justice dimension of trust. and you know at least our generation we don't really. At eighty level, right. So so having that. Human human touch is still extremely important for us. Now, technologies like Blockchain, for example, actually allows that trust to be tensely decoupled, right? Yeah, and I think I think you're right. Look I. Think I mean one of the reasons we make contracts is because We, don't trust each other. So we we devised these documents with all the conditions in them. Something goes wrong. This is what will happen things like that and so on. What are the interesting things? You know people really rely on contracts are met you. You draw up a contract. And the to business people stick him in the drawer I never look at again less something really really fundamental goes wrong but they know sumit doesn't that never look at that again. So you say value of the contract, what did it actually do if you look at some of the Asian countries say like Taiwan or parts of China, you have a assistant coach Guanxi, which is where people developed effective relationships by knowing each other over a period of time around business that allows them to develop trust it. So You know there are different ways of of handling trust, but we we seem to spend a lot of time on trying to minimize something You know which we don't really do a lot of if you like. So I think one of the advantages of of blockchain is that it just it removes a lot of this from from the equation if there's certain things you know that can happen. as a result off if this thing that systems. Lead happened And you know. As, long as you've got oversight and you can see what's going on than. You don't need to be too concerned about it. It will just do what it needs to do in that way and So. Again. That's still very much in the early stages, but we are seeing situations where supply chains A shipping goods from one country to another can actually be done under smart contracts through a blockchain. Technology if you live. That that is now happening I associate goodful dealing with things like gum counterfeiting if you're. Producing. Particular high-quality could site move our phones or particular pharmaceutical products and so on you know it's one way of guaranteeing the quality of the product is you couldn't I say look you can examine the whole supply chain or the data is there. And you know his Eq- code look at it and you get the whole thing going all the way back The. Again, issues around that if you're dealing with the digital. Is Much easier once you start dealing with physical products then you have. A question of how do you get that first initial digitization of the physical if you'd like to goes on so though some people I know here in Australia who? Run A company called Beef Ledger, which is trying to export beef straight beef to China using the blockchain supply chain, which will. Guarantee the security, and the quality of the goods to the Chinese consumer APP because having problems with this before. But I will tell you now do doing something like that does require that the people you are dealing with. You're going to set this up with You have to have a trusting relationship with you before you can set up a technology that will do away with the So we're still in that. That's really early days. I think another a lot of time way to go right Yeah, but the technology works it. Clean potential one could argue contracts exist because they probably known performance if you have a technology that drives that probably the of non-performance zero, then you can actually get rid of for contract. Yeah limit. It is. Not. Goes back to that earlier point I made that. Most most contracts are fairly standard. You know a routine things they're there to. Record a series of transactions payments that have gone on between people without the to do much. If you like you know once you you're you're doing the business, the contract just kind of records that in perpetuity. So the small contract just takes that into a different area and an an actually does the whole implementation and execution without people to be involved in that too much and there's something goes wrong. But if it if it all goes right then back it is done you need to you don't you think about it Right. Yeah. Hasn't been jumping to another are forthcoming people globalization law at. A time of crisis in the? Global Lawyer and so in the say Nikolai Condom Nieve a Russian economists in the nineteen thirties believed the worst economy operates long sixty year cycles Then he called K. Braves. And you safeguarding coronavirus analysis, the fifth psycho young's from nineteen eighty to twenty thirty. It's you save twenty, nineteen forthcoming John You might have. I think so I think say because I, tell you off the what's happening this year I thought my good I couldn't My God. I was just. Owners because you know a contract device these waves up into into what he calls four seasons spring summer or winter at, and we're in the winter off this fifth cycle if you like this is. All the bad stuff happens and he's news war. Famine Disease I think wait a minute that sounds Yes yes. That's exactly right. A. But one of the interesting things about contractors was that you know he he a because he's A. Solid economists are installing a dip executed. By the way you know he he got fed up ninety that was the end of Nikolai unfortunately but he. He said instead of know if you like the ownership of the means of production are being the determinate for changeover from system system, he said it's it's technology and and that the technology will drive you out of the downswing of the last cycle into the upswing of the new cycle, and and the way that works is the win. You're in this kind of winter period because of the kind of economic. Gloom pervades if you like people tend to hold back in subsurface vestment in terms of technological innovation of what have you and so a lot of energy resources, resources, money capital if you like builds up to a second point when people say we're GONNA go for this is this is it? And that's when if you like technology comes to the fall on, really drives it forward. So from that perspective, what he's saying is that you know come right about twenty thirty. If. Things are going slowly now regarding technology they're going to speed up. In. This period and that's when it will. You know really also take take off and people have looked back over our preceding cycles and they've you know it works if you like not just their. Fantasy theory there are also the people who do Cleo dynamics in history these the quantitative historians and they've done a similar kind of analysis of historical periods and said, yeah, you know there are all these citrical. Processes that take place even revolutions occur and big upset occurs and what have you and and. One of their Perspectives which I find quite interesting is that they say one of the reasons for revolutions come about is caused a lease beginning to compete with each other and and an an I look at say trump in in America and I look at the Democrats and I I I would say Modine, India I look she in China and different groups of elites who are engaged really profound struggle for the future of their countries if you live. Out which again is leading to this kind of potential eruption of activity and a new ways of doing things. Yeah. It makes a lot of intuitive sense gone. So one way to think about this also. There are a lot of excesses. So innovating go good their excesses in the system people to believe that invincible they changed assumptions about. because they don't see any. and. Financial markets to right. So these cycles and real real mass that uniquely talking about you can see the. Happening in the financial markets more clearly. But what he's saying is that he happens mortgage and you ask in this paper in two thousand, nineteen for in many ways go. Crystallization off the settling ketone economic forces lost throat ear Kublai doomed as populous. Separates nationalism and lead clients and I think they have that we have probably the answer to that. But you see I think. One of the points I was trying to make an in in this paper walls that Global Law. If you like is is, is the a kind of synthesis off chaos? How do we bring some kind of order to chaos now once you start seeing the undermining? Of his global institutions, you see trump was withdrawn from the W. H. O.. He's he's are criticized NATO he he won't have the do with the International, Criminal Court and so we've got this kind of real life tension now between a an international legal order that's being built up since the Second World War both Ekit economic and legal order is Global And so we can't just a radical globalization I mean even even with covert, we can't eradicate mobilize ation we've got to. Handle covert the Kobe pandemic on a global basis. Otherwise, we'll. We're lost it retreats to a national. Approach is not gonNA. Work? We'll be defeated in that race is going to be global. Might. Be One of my questions in in paper was will who are the people who are going to be doing this? Kind of bringing the the order to chaos if you like and that made argument that it's got to be the global lawyer. And this is a person who not only understand their national legal system but also able to communicate with lawyers and officials. From around the world if you like. To be able to develop a kind of common. Language common discourse that enables them to stop putting these things together are, and it's not just a simple massa of saying mathematically, it works this way or not. It requires the kind of pulling together of people, but it requires that sort of common understanding which. Comes out of what I was saying about this idea of testing knowledge you know as you got this kind of professional consciousness you know how people ought to behave and how they will interact with you, and then that enables you to be out of bizarre to predict how you can do things and so on and so on. That basis I think we can operate kind of global order. It had a a below the institutional level if you're not kind of private. As opposed to the public according and that will put three. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah you know I the limit John I don't know if you think this way I limit one could as. Want to stay need for. Countries what does the need for legal system differentials? We set this up with the premise that it's easier to manage small chunks. one could also argue with Edmund Affect. -nology that you don't need to segment this debate that we have done. which might make these types of issues you know. See where you're coming from and I'm going to say yes or no? Yes, I think the home range of of questions that can be handled by the technology the ones we got pay I don't chain, etc. I don't I didn't see any issues there but there are a lot of decisions that needs to be made a book in terms of putting things together and resolve disputes that can only function at a human level because it's not. These are not decisions that are simple binary decisions. If you'd like, it's yes or no it's it's often a lot more nuance than complex about I mean, one of the resources in the World Kiva Zero System, the world amendment which is being fought over if you like is water, a water is probably one of the most valuable resources anywhere and it's you often find that rivers and things like that sort of flow between countries, they form borders. And and you are you know people if you look at the Nile, ESL start stopping in Sudan throwaway down to the Mediterranean. So he goes to countries all three countries, east European and then into Egypt's and so unwell well, who has the right to put it dime at a particular place and things like that all of that has to be cooled in act. You see a not going to be done at a human level that that's what caused the skills in negotiation judgment interpretation understanding if you like of the other people, no machine can do that I got. Yes before we conclude, I want to touch on one other thing So in the paper, you say as technology and culture intersect more and more. Ethical conundrums will intensify these raising questions about the rights and obligations of robots. And go beyond as moves. Three laws of robotics in two issues of rights of all moon. Algorithm, stem serves. So this is this is an area that be Kevin babies even even really form some notions allowed rights of all modes at rights of a are. Sai, gets more sophisticated. Yes. Yes. I do. I, mean I think this is one of the issues we already know some of the problems with algorithms and and you know can we can be are they transplanted from you see what's going on the ethical issues around the construction and implementation of algorithms and things like that. But I I I think looking into the future we all going to rely on things like robots. And various kinds of machines so much more so that if you look at a country like Japan, which is a a an aging population such that it doesn't have sufficient younger people to look after the people who need looking often. So machines, I'll be part of that, and that means people will stop forming real relationships with machines and and so that's when I would say. Okay. So let's think about how we View a potential rights of machine that we give. We give rise to humans. Yes. We know that we give rights to animals. Now we've also given rights to viz in forest in some countries as well as so machines I think our. Next logical step you know do we do we treat them with respect Let me give you one. Very classic example yet the production of. Robots for sex if you like is a major industry at the moment, some manufacturers say they want to program them say that people can act out rape fantasies will do we want that I? Mean you know should we be at first of all? You know? We should be having people behave in this particular kind of way, but even an uncertain if you do it against another human being, you'll be punished for it and you say we'll a machine is a piece of property you should be you should be doing that but I'm getting to think that maybe a machines should be treated with dignity say that we are treat ourselves with. Dixie. This a kind of reflexive situation here what we? Do to machines we do to each other, and they may again due to US depending on how they evolve and and move forward in that way is a very contentious issue. A lot of people would reject that right out of hand I agree I think we've got to stop thinking about stop dining forward because I. think we're going to at some point again. I. Don't know when. But at some point we will be having to deal with that. It's a it's a very important point. Joan. So if I understand you correctly, you know that the rights to animals the rights to inanimate. INANIMATE things like Lubers The recent those exist is because of its effects on humans and can see video a clear link in the future we would see a very clear link between a algorithms and robots ended affects on human. So this is not me You know each not fantasy in the sense that yeah, robots should have rights, but rather it's a more conceptual question. Any fraud did not have rights each going to cabin negative I I think that's absolutely true. I mean just to highlight that if you like this firm called Boston Dynamics that produces. Robots and they produced these videos of these. Now, these robots are resistant being pushed over and things like that, and it was quite interesting because a lot of people say all you can't treat them in this way. This is awful and so what I mean that that's the answer for more fighting to to the extreme extent. But it I think you know on the basis what you're saying, you know how we Oakland. Hold human beings accountable to each other in an increasingly complex world machines have become part of that. We can't just have them all sitting on the edge as though they're not part of who we are, what we are and how we do things. Right. So. Incursion Johnny fuel sort of look forward five years. At. The intersection of law and technology. But you think people see sort of the biggest. I. Think you'll see it two wins. On the you know for the individual The individual, you're going to see a lot of them just interacting. With artificial Tennessee, say lost questions about what my rights for this how do I deal with a tendency agreement? How do I complain against a producer company or something like that or that's going to be automated? is fairly straightforward to do and and it will only need A. Minimal. Amount of human inside of. An intervention if you like. At the other end at the. In I think we're GONNA see more and more technology coming in because as those basic functions that are. Being, carried out by junior people or or paralegals or things like that are the ones which are going to be increasing, automating creasing. I'm. We will replace the humans and just let machines do that because there's no point in wasting human resources on that whether that means we need fuel or more lawyers That's an open question I think it will that we need different kinds of lawyers We will need Roy Moore to logically aware much more sophisticated. They don't it's be programmers or odors or anything like that, but they need to have a quite a a a a strong understanding and gross what's going on in technology in that way if you like so. Yeah. We can definitely see an. Yeah, so I, think you mentioned the so from a structure perspective in all forum DC law firm sprucing to word. It a group of equity partners. Around it by machine so to speak well, I. Think. I was in that paper or another one I. I'm S-. Forecast. Law. Firms. Being. Distributed decentralized we'll tournaments organizations running on a blockchain with with the various people. into setting when they will no I. Think the law firm is still a very strong and powerful is Shutian, that's not gonNA disappear straight away. But certainly the numbers of partners who control things will shrink. They'll that will get smarter as proportion and yes, they will be surrounded by machines and they surrounded by people who are servicing those machines. Your excellent. Yeah. Thanks for doing this weekend. John really enjoyed the conversation. Thank you very much. It's been great fun and very
How B-787 Captain Shreenand Sadhale got his start in aviation
"So tells you got your start in aviation. Well I grew up in India. And you know in India as you. Envision isn't as accessible as it is Let's say in the US. So there's no there was actually no generally vision avenue I grew up in the eighties. But we used to live. Right on the final four and the one four. And this is the time when jets. Loud. and. Quite a spectacle come into. And even though they were not too many a couple of jets. Rushed to the window to see them. It was always an exciting part of. Growing up. Watching these airplanes I had no family who was involved in aviation, but my dad used to travel a lot. And going. To the airport to receive and. That was quite. It was quite excited and. Attracted me to, but I guess it was. was. Okay. So how old were you when you took your first flying lesson that? Point. Twenty twenty-six, what happened was I always wanted to be a pilot. I. My vision was in twenty grigny anymore. So the was out of the picture. and. The fact that I couldn't fly fighters anymore meant my interest sort of windows into. Automobiles and motorcycles. Which is why I ended up being automobile engineer. But I was interested in working at a desk so I started writing or magazines. And I started off, my first job was actually. As a motoring journalist. And I was having a great time driving getting invited on test drive and bribing all sorts of. was sort of. started to come back a little bit and I guess I was looking up. As to how I could still become a pilot. that point in time Singapore Airlines as luck would have it. This compute bureau luck as Singapore Airlines came up with an ad in the newspaper for their credit. And the deal was that debate for your flying. The Youtube underplay. And you had to work with them for seven years. And when I read it I, it felt like the sort of thing that only happens to somebody else. I don't. So so they are going to pay they're going to pick up the TAB and there's only a seven year commitment. That's a good deal. It has been I mean have done it for. So I. But I didn't really expect that I would get through. So i. sent him application then as like whatever they would call. I give the interviews. And the other funny story about the interview. You had to down what Ellen you wanted to go to India group. So there was a choice between Singapore Airlines passenger line. Silkair, which is the regional airline. And as I got. And I wrote a Kabul has my first choice. And they were quite stunned because in the first interview, they asked me. You show you I go because you have to make off. Because I I will because I make great coffee. and. I really do want to fly the seven four seven. And in the second interview again. Asked me. Don't. I said. I know people were was in buffalo so I have absolutely no. No. No did you say the way to ministry? Did you say this because you thought it would be an easier way to get hired or do you really want to fly boxes instead of people? I just wanted to fly the seven I. I didn't really okay what? What it was filled with. A really really wanted to fly December seven and you add it was being phased out by the time. I would have gone online right? So the only way to get the flight would be to cite S I will. Okay. So they hired you right. Did I mean as? I say it's one of the best mistakes made released. Get in as through the cracks and Between was done in two parts. You had to do the ground school I in single. and. After that, you did the initial part of the ocean licensed in. Australia. Oh. Okay. Now all the the ground school and everything I. Assume there were people from all different countries was all the training conducted in English. Yes. It was and there was a little bit of lying on one fifty two in Singapore. Essentially just to see if you could. You know you had the hand eye coordination and that sort of thing. Aviv. Singapore study was essentially just to clear your eighty peel. So that's how they did was they made sure you could read the Terry. And once you got your DP, which was the frozen beal. Scientists, which was in Australia. Okay and how many hours did you get in Australia? So we the one seven do and the barren, and that was about fifty dollars. But here's the interesting part the for the guy who went on the white bodies. They made them fly. Lear jet for twenty hours. In the Brisbane and a this used to happen when I was in the program opted after that. That is one program that I could really signed up. And more years of my life. To plan because. It. It is quite a yeah and quite fantastic experiences when to fly away forty five meaning.
"David. Because Australia's so far away from the other continents. It's easy for the rest of the world to not really have a clear image of what it's like. The stereotype made include kangaroos on every corner and Paul Hogan Wrestling Crocodiles, in the outback. Do you find that a lot of visitors you meet in Australia come armed with a lot of misperceptions about what they'll find preconceptions invariably wrong. Suddenly it's the case in Australia where as you saw the introduction, the business about Kangaroos hopping down the main street with nothing could be further divorced from reality that image and a Crocodile Dundee. Well, he came from the northern territory and he actually lives in America now, and he's one of our favorite experts. So, there you go. Australia's quite urbanized then. It's very of an is and it's a huge landmass. It's only a fraction smaller than the United States and everyone will the vast majority of people live within twenty kilometers of the coast say fifteen miles of the coast. So you have a huge concentration of people have been buried narrowband typically stretching from Cy Melvyn in the south up to Brisbane that halls probably seventy five percent of Australia's population right there. Yes. Okay. Now, the two dominant cities would be Sydney and Melbourne where where do you go for the best urban thrills? What would you recommend? How do they compare comparing? Them is very difficult and the answer you get when you ask that question will dependent tally on where that person was from. They are Mel Benon. Sevan for Melvin or Sydney Saad and the endless rivalry between the two. People from Sydney Regard Melburnians as easy as boring or as people for Melvin C Sydneysiders as frivolous where you fun loving I come from northern New South Wales I'm a country boy. Oh so you can get unbiased I i. have a Sydney Wife. Sybil on wife. So my leanings now with Sydney, but the only city I've lived in Australia in Melvin. Okay how do you characterize the two times? Is there a different culture for the people in the United States you know we got the coast and the West Coast I think there's a big difference between the two and the difference is really driven by climate. And that Melvin. Has further south and thus it has quite cold winters Sydney's lot warmer and therefore the accident is more on outdoor activities and as a coastal city, you have wonderful beaches what the bond I beach is. One of the world's iconic beaches now is their rivalry between the two cities naturally. So arrival of everything, which is why the capital of Australia is halfway between the two because they could not decide where to put it to avoid a civil war related had to had to avoid. That's great. Now you live in Melbourne and understand there's a lot of Greeks living in Melbourne maybe that's why you do tours degrees. Is there some connection there what's with the Greeks and Melbourne while the Greeks came to Melbourne after World War Two an after the Greek civil war which fetch -ly trashed all the great infrastructure and at the time. Metro will populate or perish, and they wanted to populate with Europeans and so the offer went out to Italians. Of various descriptions as populate Oh perished, I was the manager they were afraid that they would be swept away by the Asians from the north. So perish sort of a almost a racist thing populate with white people or we're going to be bowled over by this rising Asian hord. I. Think at the time that the policy was put in place. It was very overtly racist right and they will also terms that we use which totally unacceptable today and I can't use them already now either. So the the word went out and maybe perhaps the more poor countries in white Europe per day call and let Greeks went on there absolutely, and the time they were considered a little bit too small the. They really wanted white northern Europeans say Germans. Rather, than southern Europeans
The Future of Podcasting with Podnews Editor James Cridland
"Today's guest all the way from Brisbane. Australia is James. Cridland the editor of the leading source of podcast. News Hug News Dot Knit. Without the twentieth easily radio and online business in two thousand five James help loans, the first daily podcast from UK, radio station and the world's first regius station streaming. APP, he offers a truly international view is a bridge leading Austrailia witnessed companies across the world including North America. He's also a keynote speaker and consultant, and wrote his first podcast RSS, fading January two thousand five, and also launched the first live radio streaming at from eyeball finds in Cya. Importantly, he's worked in the audio industry since nineteen eighty nine. Welcome, James, thank you so much for having me what we only spoke last week. Your against on the podcast festival, a joint production with podcasting buddies mean to doll and safety. That was a law show with you. Questions thrown in a producer might. this week prerecord so will move a bit slow pice if that's okay, Hanna absolutely fine I'm glad you said that. Look I feel like running exchange program. You're a Briton stride. Yet I'm in London. What's it like in strider? The moment I hear a lot of the lockdown restrictions eliciting. Yes, Oh, they're beginning to lift him in. We can't so. I'm in Queensland can't go anywhere in Queensland. We're not allowed to leave. Leave our great state, although I state frankly is big enough, so that's all okay, but yeah things are beginning to beginning to relax I'm not quite sure what the latest figures were, but certainly we we've had one case one coronavirus case in the last A. Week or so here in Queensland so you know we're doing. We're doing pretty well rather better than you guys think, and you'll side pod news dot net which I encourage one to sign up for the daily newsletter. Have you seen increasing traffic is forecasting immuno thriving during this pandemic I mean pain and increase in the amount of people getting it, which is nice and the amount of people. Using it, but I mean obviously. There's been an increase in podcasting as well so actually in May. We saw a new record for the amount of podcasts launch, ninety, six, thousand, five hundred. So you know you can clearly see and yes, some of that is going to be Ju to coronavirus, and the fact that you can launch a podcast of your home and you might. You might be a bit bored or whatever but I think also part of that is just because podcasting is actually growing and quite a lot of those. We're going to launch anyway so you know a tremendous amount of growth there and suddenly podcast hosts of I'm talking to that saying that as as significant increase in the amount of you know in the Mount of people signing up and the amount of support Kohl's that having an everything else which is old boats, said good I. Think so why we're going. Here are the podcasting Stat Guru. but What what number of these podcasts will quote a sort of survive? I mean lots of starting up because people bedrooms when I go back to work and things you think there'll be some on jeopardy, or what sort of half life of a podcast series. Yeah, I think that's going to be interesting, isn't it? I mean quite a lot of podcasts. Don't last particularly long it. It has to be said. And you know that may be bydesign. May Be because people you know, realize that actually producing great audio is quite difficult. And you know and so therefore they can't necessarily work too hard on that I mean if you have a look at the amount of the amounts of active podcasts there while there are one point one million podcasts in apple podcasts, and about half of those are active, so that means that they've published one episode in the Pasta Ninety days so about how for the market about half of them are inactive, and that's I think actually pretty good in terms of you know they longevity of podcasting the that you know? Know half a million still being currently made. You know that said that's quite thing i. think often asked is podcasting the new blogging and you've been around probably as long as I have gone Do you think they blend It's it's not simple to do a great audio show, but you can actually say something happened and get your news thoughts out there, but is podcasting blogging I. Don't think so I mean I. Ingenuity. It's interesting. I, was talking to US talking to Turkish television last night, and you know and they were saying. Is podcasting growing and I think one of the interesting things around focusing. He's been going for fifteen years but it's been nice, slow and steady growth every single year every single year. It's been getting bigger. But what podcasting hasn't Betas is it hasn't been. A My space or a Bibo or vine? Hasn't you know a dramatically? Increased and then all of a sudden. Disappears again.
"John Weapon Daily discussions before I get started like to acknowledge the truce land on his on. Whose land where recode. Which is the bone people because my name is not on or injury like it usually recorded the year. It's unbundling. So he in Victoria and by Tribes Apart of the cooling nations. So John Welcome to daily discussions the live version of it. Hey going today. Yeah great thanks. Yeah thanks thanks. Have a pleasure to be Walsum. Awesome and before we started doing a share away from and What you position at the moment yes. Sure so I'm almost from bitter a country which is sort of at central west Queensland Basically at in there in the middle in Iway significant sought for people so add sort of special spring show. Why at that? Why yet really? I still don't know where that is a bit here. It's about eight hours north west of Brisbane. Yeah Wow so wrought out and you said the cultural significance. How high are we talking? These ranges in a huge this this tearing Ryan said there that sort of some a couple of hundred meters above sea level in yes. I ended up work at their that. Dates back to more than ten days and Yeah this is a lot of historic History of the divers for us yet I still like finding I know some Victorian so digressing before we get into it but so interesting Some ABS Dan. Hey Lodge mountains. I won't even say which ones but there's a lot of artwork that is still being discovered across the ranges Nfl Aboriginal is only that sort of a case there as well. Yeah there's a lot of second thoughts Cousins Arranger at the National Park Yet she goes on sighing loss. Wake that I found another another cultural sought yet just pitcher. Esca the mold New Way to go in and had explosive in a new way to go in terms of that. It's risky. I'm yet that that last last week. Still sought still being developed in an explode today. Yes incredible now. I've got three strains on hassle. I can always look at what other stuff. You've been doing a lot easier on. Usually just tolkien. I'd take notes but having the technology makes it a so much more convenient Your previous work with Avi A. I meant you went at Futures Forum which I think was a program that e sort of took laid on him put together Juwan explain what a futures form is and then. How does that work with Indigenous people because a lot of these terms and days a very foreign because we practiced these elements in different aspects of different ways but now with aligning so it makes sense in a in a Western context share. What a futures forum that works yes. Other futures will become that was born out of a of an agenda really engage with the future generation In terms of business economic sense and side what we've done is we raised Former colleague in MSL developed this concept. That really looked at. What does the future look like for indigenous people in this country in the next fifty years? What does that look like in relation to business? And let's get together deadly bunch of of a feature entrepreneurs and business people too early unpack. What that what that looks locking site that just got together. There are more country that we got and Yet we we tries back into into a pasta history and work towards a future vision statement as to what business. Lock in fifty. Is Tom here? There's some powerful stuff and was great to meet you there and have the caliber of yourself in the other people in the room. I think it was a fairly painful experience that we will go by. Yeah I think for me. It was a low the Tom I am. I'm coming onto thirty now. And so being a young entrepreneur and saying other young entrepreneurs full of indigenous latest. Probably like pretty intimidated. I was like Oh man these all these ideas a deadly like I should have thought of that But then I like you guys. Sharing and the facilitated tristen was sharing that A lot of people like early in the states have these expos in forums where I would pretty much plan how cities and how things would be divided in built and then from there that people have got the knowledge in the nine how where to position themselves to to get work where to position themselves to united. Start a business or bill equity and ask first nations people. We never really sold the reason to build up and build high things. We were living off the land sustainably living with each other trading with each other trading with Malays in Indonesia that went through China and dumb CEOS a concept that we sort of bring best both worlds really. I applaud you for that. And now you'll see you. Yes we'll get back to that. Let's rock back to dot. Cue the sound. That does time. What but let's take it back to growing up which you grow up you grow up. In country or country or countries all grew up in up McCulloch Soda Knowles In central Queensland depending on what body look at in jail grow up there in all of my family are in Rockhampton I basically Doesn't as denies dies was that my grandfather was a stockman escape. The mission law in skype in many ways living under the in that sort of thing and went from station to station appropriate. Property doing yeah. The stockman taught work fencing wholesale Some incredible stories of driving in Horses AND SHAPE AND WHATNOT INSIDE. Visually move from station station. He was born on country At at a major country and then ended up in a place called home Which is just enough canton and yum. Yeah as it was day of the policy was United Australia. Policy came in failure can equal pay came in and style of the. The property was working on Couldn't afford to pay the white that the business side I got booted at in the closest town was canton and yeah. The mobile is still there so I grew up. Just north of the. What's gone back and forth Rockhampton big family as as we are on my grandfather possibly one hundred six years old on on bitter country and had three hundred more than three hundred grandchildren gripe drain grandchildren and great grandchildren. And yet my grandfather's up to up to two hundred PSI The McCain down on having token I so yeah
"brisbane" Discussed on Real Food Real People
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"brisbane" Discussed on Haunted Places
"The waterlog rope slid through his hands biting into the flesh of his pals he looked up at the teetering crane and around at the men struggling to save it if it fell days of their hard work would be lost Mickey told the team leader to grab a rope and pulled the woman in the swamp had made her choice and he had made his and hours later mickey sat on the tarp covered stack of bricks leading the warm sun dry his trenched close the story had gone just as quickly as it had arrived miraculously taking Mickey's headache with it all around his men were clapping one another on the back congratulations all three of the cranes were still standing they had done it. Mickey stomach grumbled unhappily you heard a shout from across the worksite the low dull ache bloomed once more in the back of his skull Mickey I'm down off the tarp and made his way across the worksite picking up speed as he went a crowd of workers had gathered at the edge of the swamp staring at something a few hundred yards away it was a female figure floating face down in the water Mickey tore off his boots as he charged out into the water it was up past his waist by the time he reached her frail figure in her pale blue dress he gingerly reached out to turn her over a whale escaped mickey slips as crippling pain erupted inside his skull he lifted his dead wife from the water and various face in her neck well uncontrollable sobs of grief. rack his body a metal lunch pail floated past glinting in the sunlight for much of Brisbane's early history the city was home to countless conflicts between European settlers and regional. Australians the indigenous peoples who had called the country's eastern coast home for over fifty thousand years it is estimated that as Lee it is eight hundred twenty-five tens of thousands of Aboriginal Australians lived along the banks of the Brisbane River by the time construction of the Brisbane City Hall all was completed in one thousand nine hundred thirty their numbers had been decimated by countless massacres to this day some Brisbane Heights contend that city hall was built on a site sacred to the aboriginal people and that this is the cause of it soon for Natural Activity. Well there's no clear evidence to suggest the site in question was significant in this way the story possesses a glimmer of truth Aboriginal Australians do consider some old watering holes to be sacred sites with special connection to the dreamy a unique complex concept from aboriginal culture that simultaneously encompasses all life and refers to a period of history that predates the cree Shen of the physical World Brisbane City Hall was built in the middle of swampland and specifically on large reservoir and watering hole known as the horse pond it is believed that in the forty years before nineteen hundred the swampy area that would eventually become downtown Brisbane was check did to five major floods so I'll know historical drowning victims have been identified the idea that Brisbane City Hall was built China's sacred aboriginal site is not implausible nor is the possibility that it's foyer ghost met her end in watery crave up next we'll explore the ghosts who lurk in Brisbane city halls most haunted four door now back to the story Brisbane City Hall in Queensland Australia is said to be home to at least four ghosts I is the phantom lift man second is the spectral figure of a woman who was occasionally seen descending the grand stairs case to the first floor the third ghost is said to be an American sailor from World War Two according to local legend he was stabbed to death arrival after the two men argued about each other's significant other they say that if you find a quiet corner of Brisbane City Hall you can sometimes still hear them arguing followed by the sound of knife being drawn once again has been historical records offered no evidence of an American sailor dying on the premises but there is some historical context that might shed light on the origins of this ghost story it centres on an event that is not particularly well known outside of Australia the battle crispin aw during World War Two many American servicemen were stationed in Queensland Australia before being deployed to action and in the Pacific while the United States and Australia we're allies in the fight against the Axis powers American soldiers were not always well received by the local population this was particularly true in the city of Brisbane which at one point housed over eighty thousand US troops at the time Americans soldiers were much better paid than Australian servicemen and their uniforms were considered to be far more attractive this gave American soldiers a significant edged in Australia and women and ultimately resulted in some twelve thousand marriages by the end of the War Australian soldiers is in male civilians were none too happy with the situation a popular Australian refrain listed the three problems with the Americans they were overpaid oversexed and over here. Tensions between the soldiers reached a climax on member twenty-sixth nineteen forty two after weeks of scattered brawls in bar fights a massive riot broke out between the forces that lasted two days by the time the city was under control again one Australian soldier was dead and hundreds of men on both sides had been injured stories about the riot were suppressed outside of Australia the people of Brisbane remembered the riot left deep resentment toward the American troops and seems to birth the ghost story of an American sailor in Brisbane City Hall which brings us to the building's fourth and final ghost this spectral force is described only as sinister and powerful it is said to ONTA cluster of rooms on the buildings third-floor collectively known as room three Oh to this small area is said to have been the center for more paranormal activity than the rest of City Hall Combined Cereal Whispers Creep from the shadows and the sounds of hurried footsteps can be heard around every corner furniture moves without warning upsetting carefully maintained filing systems at some point in the nineteen fifties the strange occurrences are said to have gotten so bad that the city council members moved all business out of the same room three Oh two was temporarily used as a photography darkroom but haunting persisted eventually the a wing was abandoned entirely by the nineteen eighties the stories of strange sounds in the walls had been mostly forgotten and the news take Care Center.
"brisbane" Discussed on Haunted Places
"That she might take her lunch in the shade of Brisbane City Hall's Clock Tower but as the building came into view she could instantly tell that something was wrong mickey sat at the dining room table grimacing at his untouched toast and is ended copy of the Brisbane Courier Mail he could hear the sounds of his wife Elsa moving around their houses only other room trying to get this six children at a bed and dressed for school normally he would have been out the door and halfway to work by now but he'd been particularly slow getting out of bed they'd lost a good man yesterday when the crane had collapsed the fifth accident since construction of the New City Hall had begun Governor Adams had already been breathing dot its neck over the delays but that's just what you got for trying to build in the middle of swamp as well as it paid Mickey was beginning to regret ever taking the job ill swept into the room and bought the site of her husband's sitting at the table she gently reminded him that if he was late for work the governor was liable to start looking for a new foreman then she planted a kiss on the top of his bald head and glided back out of the room shouting a final reminder not to forget his lunch pail again Mickey wasn't sure why his wife is always concerned about him getting enough to eat he could afford to lose a few pounds he pushed away from the table down the last his coffee and toss toast to the dog Mickey Wove through the piles of Red Sandstone and oak lumber massaging the side of his temple with us Tom a sharp pain had been steady league growing behind his left high and that was before this new obstacle had arrived to ruin his day woman was back Mickey spotted her as he reached the edge of the worksite or a solid ground rapidly began to transition to the mud floor of the swamp the aboriginal woman mm stood a few yards away in ankle high water watching the workers with narrowed eyes she wore the same simple khaki front mark and your gray hair was time back with a strip of cloth Mickey removed his work boots and socks and wait it out into the water her until he stood directly in front of the woman her face was lined with creases and wrinkles Mickey had never been able to decide because she was closer to fifty or one hundred years old in as reasonable boys says he could muster Mickey explained that his men would be digging on this land momentarily there would be men and horses and shovels drills it would be dangerous she had to move she just stared at him unblinking the pain behind his eye boomed again infuriating Mickey even more than the woman stare he forced to smile the one he learned through the years of explaining simple construction procedure just stubborn businessmen and politicians still to maintain his composure he explained that the building would be going up whether she liked it or not and if she refused to move herself the city would find some what else to move her at last the woman blinked for a moment Mickey thought she was going to say something but then gaze shifted to peer over his shoulder at something above and beyond him Mickey looked up as the first drops of rain hit his bald scowled and just what he needed more water the storm arrived quicker than Mickey had thought possible he dashed through the work site shouting commands over the howling wind while the men worked furiously to fasten tarps over their equipment and building materials he froze the sound of wood cracking and splintering and turned to see the third crane bending in the wind it was going to fall Mickey race toward the crane grabbing a coil of rope from the ground in calling out for the workers to do the same as they reached it they hurled the ropes over the wooden beams working quickly to tie down the teetering scaffold Mickey heard someone shout it's name and turned to find his waterlog beating leader rushing up he said that one of his men had spotted a woman out in the swamp the water level was rising quickly the pain and skull pounded angrily.
"brisbane" Discussed on Haunted Places
"For several decades visitors to Brisbane city hall's clock tower have reported seeing chilling figure the silhouette of a man standing in areas that were supposed to be inaccessible to the public he is said to be the ghost of lift operator or repairman who was killed in an accident not long after it was first installed today this it's ghost is cited as the reason why the lift frequently breaks down while the lifts finicky behavior is more likely a result of its significant age these mechanical problems are nothing new it frequently broke down immediately following its installation and two days after city hall opened a fire ignited in the elevator fortunately it was extinguished before anyone was hurt a potential explanation for the tail of the hunt and lift lies in one of the first unnatural deaths to occur at Brisbane City Hall on October Thirty First Nineteen thirty five a construction worker named George Edward Betts stopped by City Hall to pay water bill while there he was given a ride to the observation platform the lift man these similarly named George Jones a few minutes after leaving bets on the Clock Tower Jones and several council members working at the time heard the violent crash of something smashing through metal George Betts had either fallen or jumped off the observation deform plummeting almost one hundred fifty feet to the copper dome roof below George Betts might be the inspiration for the story of the lift man or perhaps he and the go star one in the same but while he was the first person to fall from the Brisbane City Hall Tower he would not don't be the last coming up we'll examine another of Brisbane city halls famous ghosts the female phantom who haunts the grand staircase I have some scary good news for you because you've been such amazing listeners we released our entire back catalogue of shows and they're already in your feed that's sixty episodes of haunted places that are available to listen to right now be sure to check out some of my favorite episodes you can visit the bone filled catacombs Paris and meet the grim Specter's who call those labyrinthine tunnels their home you can be sentenced to death and held in the Tower of London as the ghosts of executed nobility wait for you to join them in the afterlife and you can travel to the winchester mystery house which was constructed to keep had spirits at bay but instead as a attracted the paranormal whether you're reliving some of your favorite episodes or hearing these fantastic stories for the first time these sixty episodes are available right now and don't worry we'll continue to produce and release new haunted places episodes every thirsty in the meantime get caught up on haunted places for free on spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts now back to the story According to local legend the Iconic Clock Tower of the Brisbane City Hall in Queensland Australia is haunted by the ghost lift man who died when the towers elevator was first installed this ghostly lift mad could potentially be the spirit of George Betts the first man to fall to his death from the clock tower but just as George Betts was not the last person to meet his untimely demise in Brisbane City Hall the lift man is not it's only supernatural occupant many believed that the building haunted by at least four hosts perhaps the most famous of these is the unidentified female phantom who was said to haunt the foyer grand staircase and mezzanine balcony descriptions of this coast are as varied as it sightings are numerous some say that she is a Brisbane socialite from decades past others insist that she's an old woman and still others a young girl one version of the story claims that she does not present a physical form at all but as merely felt distinctly female presence skimming the historical record presents a number of potential candidates for the spirits identity the first possibility is Miriam Mary Alex Zander the fifty five year old unmarried Brisbane night who collapsed in the washroom on September Fifteenth Nineteen forty four she was found some time I'm later and rushed to a nearby hospital where she died that same day another woman proves a more likely candidate for the ghosts identity you both do to her proximity to the main foyer were the ghost is believed to reside in the shocking nature of her death on December twenty first one thousand nine hundred thirty seven four days before Christmas of thirty two year old woman named Hilda Angus Boardman rode the lift too talk of the clock tower and climbed out past the protective netting that had been installed after George Betts fall from the same spot many high standards including Australian Police Officer Eileen O. Donnell watched as Hilda Boardman leapt off the ledge and plummeted one hundred Fifty feet she crashed through the galvanized metal roof breaking a thick metal scaffold on her way to the concrete floor as with Mariam Alexander Hilda Boardman's death did not actually transpire within the walls of City Hall her heart continued to beat she was rushed to Brisbane General Hospital where she soon died of massive injuries. The Brisbane Courier Mail reported that before leaping from the tower she had been an inmate at a private hospital in the area suggesting she may have been suffering from a mental illness well Hilda Boardman's public and shocking death seems to have been more likely to inspire ghost stories the fact that neither she nor Miriam Alexander you're actually expired. Inside the walls of Brisbane City Hall lease them as less than satisfactory candidates but a third tail suggests that bree has been city halls foyer ghost actually perished far earlier than either of these two women in fact some Brisbane locals believe that her death predates the building itself during the late eighteen hundreds the tract of land that would soon become downtown Brisbane was vast swampland as far as the I could see according to legend this ghostly woman drowned in these fairy waters.
"brisbane" Discussed on Haunted Places
"Brisbane or Brizzi as it's known to locals is the third just city in Australia and the state capital of Queensland located on the country's eastern edge between the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast the city he's home to a subtropical climate and experiences warm to hot weather for the majority of the year trips Brisbane include activities such as snorkeling strolls along the Brisbane River's South Bank and hikes up Mt Kuta named after the aboriginal word for honey you probably wouldn't expect the Sunny City to be a prime location for ghost hunting but Brisbane is home to more than its fair share of haunted locales and foremost among these is the iconic downtown landmark that is almost synonymous with the city itself Brisbane City Hall the long rectangular red brick building lined with imposing Corinthian pillars Brisbane City Hall has been a point of pride for Queensland apple ever since its completion nineteen thirty the building's construction lasted ten years and cost approximately nine hundred eighty thousand Australian POW more than eighty one million Australian dollars today at three hundred feet high the imposing clock tower that rises from its center was the tallest building in Brisbane for nearly four decades but while its outer appearances nothing to scoff at the interior of the building is where it really leash shines the main foyer houses vaulted ceilings and a grand marble staircase imported from Italy Belgium and south Wales in addition to being the seat of local government the city hall has long been a focal point of public life in Brisbane earning it the moniker the the people's place since its grand opening it has been host to countless music performances local dances and all manner of cultural events it's it's guests include Queen Elizabeth the second and the rolling stones and according to local legend it also happens to be haunted by not one but four ghosts the first of these spectres resides in Brisbane city halls most visible feature it's central Oh clock tower the observation deck on the top floor provides a three hundred sixty degree view of the city the view has changed significantly over the decades as skyscrapers in other modern structures emerged around it but through all this time the means of `accessing the platform has remained the same name the oldest working manual crank elevator it Australia but those who ride won't be alone they'll be a company of one night who's been writing the elevator for almost ninety years breath George Pied Open the door to the control panel and stared at the mess of melted wires he let out a grown of despair it already had to repair the same elevator five times in as many weeks Brisbane City Hall wasn't even scheduled to open for business for another two months so it couldn't have been operated more than a dozen times at most he simply couldn't understand what kept causing it to break down but complaining about it was isn't doing him any good so George rolled-up sleeves and got to work two hours later George wiped his grease covered hands on the pants coveralls and slammed the control panel shut rather than simply install another fuse he decided to rewire the entire thing from the chart if that didn't fix the problem well it or not chinks it George crossed fingers and flipped the power switch a grin spread across his face as the motor chug to life so far so good but the next part would be the real test George placed his hand on the crank and slowly turned it from the one position to to as expected the elevator began to rise George breathed a sigh of relief as it travelled from the first to the second floor he pull the crank further all the way to the final position the cage continue to rise passing the third floor and then the engine sputtered and died the elevator ground to a halt coming to a stop midway between the third and fourth floors George Kirstein Taurus bread breath and kicked the Mesh cage of the lift in frustration he glanced up something was moving above him barely visible through the roof of the cage a dark shape said huddled on top of the elevator he reached for the Claw Hammer protruding from it toolbag he'd been taught not to hold a grudge against any of God's creatures but if this critter was responsible for all the lifts troubles it had to go keep pushed open the hatch and peered out into the darkness of the elevator shaft. Whatever he had seen crouched in the corner was gone but George wasn't one to give a beasley he clambered out of the lift cage onto the mesh roof leading the Hatch Shut behind him he looked around but there was still no sign of the creature the elevator shuttered began to rise as the engine roared to life startled George dropped to his knees and reach to open the trap door he jumped back in surprise as human fingers reached up through the truth they seized the rungs of the hatch and pulled it shut again George pulled out the trap door you're with all his might but it wouldn't budge and the elevator was arising gaining speed with every moment george looked over out there to see the ceiling hurtling toward him his nose Dong as it took in the puget smoke pouring from the worrying gears and Large Spinning pulley system that crew effort closer there was no stopping as progress is only other option would be to fling themselves down the elevator shaft something he could not bring himself to do George made a silent prayer he hoped he wouldn't feel the impact as the ceiling came rushing at him George let out of final screen before his body was crushed I against the unyielding stone.
"brisbane" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"Business. I think it's a great the idea okay cool so answer my so. We've called her channel rum and real estate. I fucking love at bro. What's so amazing about this interaction your new new your intuition is on for meat from you know because i was wondering 'cause we just don't have enough enough data to measure whether we're heading in the right direction. You have no saturday just started. I exactly so fuck data. Why don't you make fucking two years worth of content content and then think about it for the good news. If it's wrong at least you drank fuck load of good rob the gary it will be super. Push my luck here but i can take a picture that would be amazing. I'm thrilled to do it. I gary hey hey my name's iona recruitment agency in thailand okay <hes>. We've been going for three years okay. I'm ten people awesome. It's fucking hard work. Yes yes. I've heard so my question is simple. You talk about loving the process yes. How do i stay in love with the process. Either you adjust what you do day to day or you sell the company. That's the end goal to sell it. That's already the problem. Why because that's why people don't like their businesses. They build them to to flip okay. I have no interest in ever selling any of my businesses now. It doesn't mean i'm right or wrong. It's why oh you're struggling. You don't love it. You want the money exactly bad. I'm honest about it. It's true i yeah i know you could've lied and i still would've known relying yeah because of the way you ask the question. I would argue that. You're playing a game of of holding your breath so do what everybody does. When i do a business they don't love hold your breath as long as you can and then fucking sell it or bring being in a minority partner who fucking loves it and let them operate and let them earn from ten percent to fifty percent over three years and then have an infrastructure where you're you're aligned but then always be prepared for her him to say fuck you after six years because now thirty only ones doing it and they don't want to give you fifty cents on the dollar anymore but for you at least you extract added value over to six years and you're happy to sell it back to her or him at the end of that six years both of those options you get to pick okay thanks but this is why and that's great but this is why i want to talk about this for a second. This is why i'm so passionate about people building a business around what they love because then you compla- forever it may be a little slow when you're businesses around footy or the smurfs or root beer because it takes time but overtime. You could go like this us versus like this and you're dealing with this and that's okay but you have to sell. You have to give leverage now. You got it. I got going to burn out you got it. Thanks gary you got to. Hey gary especially to meet you nice to meet you. <hes> my question <hes> he took a lot about just being yourself. Yes anderson aware serve. You know what you are capable of what you're not capable of but what is the objective bad qualities. I guess what things should should you seek to improve like for example. I'm naturally an introvert great very good at selling. Bobby's don't sell go then that's fine. You just need to hire somebody who can sell enough. I think bros whatever your inherently bad at higher aw fair enough when you were starting one library yes you kind of paving earn way obviously for a while before you knew it would even be successful while i was in a unique situation because my dad had a liquor store and the reason i always tell kids to be patient. Was i spent twenty two to thirty four working six days a week monday. Through saturday twelve hours.
"brisbane" Discussed on The GaryVee Audio Experience
"My periods are forcing me to go to fucking school. I don't fucking want to do this. I want to start a business. I'm like leave. Uh all these kids talking shit but they want mommy's money. Don't take mommy's money in fucking start a business each shit for a decade and do your thing but no everybody wants. Both you're not gonna be able to have both bro. They're not gonna move. They'll appease you and run you around on until you quit so what you can't fight them. They have all the fucking leverage. What are you gonna fight him with that awesome coat you're wearing you can't fight something that has all the leverage. You're asking got it yeah. Whoever ever asks loses jeez. Hey gary very what's up. Hey my name's tarn tensely pretty much since day one. Thank you few weeks ago. I had a dream about you. Don't worry p._g. And but it was is actually hoping it was x. With that can be arranged. Go ahead and basically bumps into after talk and i gave it this really really smart marketing idea similar to the sixty second club okay and then you're like holy crap and then you offered me a job and i was like oh i i was crazy and then we hug to further yeah yeah yeah good and then <hes> and then i work up and i saw an advertisement for this. I'm like either. Instagram has access to my thoughts. God is telling me something. God's also telling you something. I had to come here and i was wondering if i could take a photo with you can and okay awesome and my question is. I think it's true for some of the people in this room is if you have no idea what business start like a lot of resources online yup ah about scaling yes but like i've done volunteer work for the past two years psychology business background okay. I don't know what business to start at this point in my life so <music>. How do we go about finding out what we wanna. Do you know my big thing. Is that this young of an age. I think people should taste shit. I think of starting a business the way i think about are finding out what your favorite food is. I think you should just go do things that intuitively feel potentially right. You know the you don't know oh exactly but you know there's things you're interested in and i would lean into those interests whether skateboarding or cooking or on education online or sneaker flick you have interests and leaning into those i think work right so my interests are basically just. I like creative creative. Things and helping people good very broad. You're gonna have to narrow. You're going to have to go more narrow like those are feelings things you have you have interest underneath that you painting his creative being an entrepreneur and coming up with business ideas as creative like there's a lot of different versions. You're you're going to have to go to your point lower. I also like helping people and being creative but i- manifested that into wind business into a client service business into into content. You're going to have to go lower cool awesome not a lotta. I'll use that wrong corn markle people anyways here. You're that was devastating christian. What are your tips for students. I after graduating high school top-five advice for weather for graduating high school top five tips for graduating highschool. I on school got it well. I mean i mean i think number. One through five has to be self awareness so instead of giving you something generic which is what the mercy is for me when i'm putting out content. Let's go different. What are you actually asking me well on script. Fuck your script like yeah there. We go what what are you. What what are you trying was self draw..
"brisbane" Discussed on Probably Science
"You wouldn't wanna know picturing just dowager zen like people with like Monaco's the fall out because they're shocked. Yeah. Yes. It's much more socialist situation. Institutes hierarchical in the way, we don't approve. So our twenty four hours here in Brisbane has been action packed we landed and went straight to these south banks. We went to go pretend beach. To see your real models families and meth heads. Living as long. Of the latter. But yeah, I mean. Yeah. But it surprised homeowner's. You like this strange looking humans every saw. Living on a pretend beach the someone shoved on the edge of river. If you've never been to Brisbane, which I hadn't until yesterday. There's a basically there's a river. But you don't wanna go in that. So instead, they just built a pretend beach and put a swimming pool next to it when that's basically the sea. And then they, you know, they got the ice cream vendors and all that kind of thing going, then I am a fan of beer. So I started yelping breweries around there. And I found one I'm just gonna plug places. I like in town, you guys get free plugs found tipplers, which is a nice bar that had some great beers. I saw those for their for. So that was right up. My alley which was a beer festival. Kickoff pool party. Straight over to pool. I spent four years swimming in a pool in New York. This is meant to happen. I found out that I had a comedian friend in town. So when did a gig. But. Priorities. Very different priorities. I have my addiction, and he has his. As I hold my Citre here in my hand. But I wanna plug Bruce Vegas, which is kicking off next month. And is a beer festival. I wish we were here for that. But at least it got to come to the pre party in the pool where I knew nobody. So I was just drinking a quarter of a pool. Ten minutes is the creepy guy. Then I'm just going to brave the waters, speak and talk to somebody the first people I talked to were fans of the dollar. They know the same people. We know Dave Anthony, in fact is Ben here. I don't know if Ben came what are the host of a podcast called vista that you should check out. Was there you guys put vista fans. It's a small community of podcast or a big community of podcasts fans here Felix. So. And what else did I want to mention about? And then we then we went to idea my Geoghegan, then we met up off was when we went to lefties. That's right, recommended go to left east to see live music, Shannon. Shannon's to the band Boeing Boeing. Because they were fucking greats. I'm hitting they was straight up. We just walked into the bar. They. They just like these guys also from Kansas originally. And now they hated. I hated shirts. Those guys are straight up allergic to shirts. Yeah. You got to see some good music and some excellent nipples. Because some good sweat-drenched nipples as well. They really giving it some onstage, and that's what I'd like to see. I don't like to see join them music. Wants to mention which was within like five minutes of this conversation that started in the pool I found out that. Yes..
"brisbane" Discussed on The Horse Racing Radio Network Podcast
"The Brisbane dot com. Colon show on HR and the big connect- wrapping it up for the first time in twenty nineteen eight nine six six four seven seven six. Melter force was very interesting category. I was I went with glorious empire did. Yeah. It was it was between him and heart to heart to me. And I do not understand the the stormy liberal. Thing. I mean, that's just not a championship division for now. I vote for him for sprinter than I went melter force for stormy. I did. Just anyone else deserved it. Or I feel like. Say this again with all of the turf racing in this country. Now. Until they get an award. I have to give them some just in a war. They are. Eligible for. Force Jeter force more consistent than him this year. More consistent. No. But I I also don't feel like he was. I think to do it sprinting, I wouldn't have a problem person. This is personally if it were just a while, you know, like, oh, if he did this, again, we'd be talking hall of fame type of campaign. I didn't think that I just thought he was the best sprinter, which is fine. But I just I see the race glorious empire one heart to heart. I prefer it. Even with the two grade ones that that to me, I thought long and hard about Robert Bruce. But just I couldn't the races other than the million weren't good enough. But. Those I hear what you're saying. I do think that they are eligible, and I am not closed minded to voting in that direction. I just need to see a much better. Just sorta historic campaign out of that division. I like the fact that he won the Breeders Cup back back. The fact that you ran one of the fastest racist of the weekend. I want impress me more as he went from rock-hard turf forces in California to that bog at Churchill. That's. That was my thinking, I Catholic boy second, and I put I want a little home or here with found out that Jude just I found that Jude for the month up, and this is a horse that I think is going to have a huge next year. And that's raging bull on a big raging. Both. So. I put catapult third that was sort of my creative one. Okay..
"brisbane" Discussed on The Anthill
"Something that really jumped out at me again in the book is the story of tell the story, some hideous floods that decimated Brisbane over and over again during eighteen ninety three. And there was a chap called Henry Somerset who aren't Fum that was up the river and uphill from Brisbane, and he would see the these tropical cyclones hit these walls of water come rushing down the river towards Brisbane, which caused huge devastation and twice. He sent a ride a galloping down to warn them end twice. They almost completely ignored him until eventually they set him up as official flood warning station. Did you identify a bit with Henry Somerset? That's a really nice passage from the book that I actually enjoyed. Brightly because it was one of those things that I guess sometimes the climate science community can feel like we're coming out saying things pets, people don't wanna hear, and I, it is a bit of a difficult position to be in because really what we are trying to do is people out of harm's way. So just like the rata that set out in the middle of the ninety, three floods to tell people to because the telegraph wasn't enough in to be able to transmit the message to let people know that a wall of water was coming their way and was going in on dight downtown Brisbane. And I think as climate scientists, we can see where to raid all these different symptoms. If you like of the climate situation and be able to tell people that we really have a major situation on our hands, and we really do need to act in terms of trying to reduce the more dangerous levels of climate that we're going to experience. And I think it's really important to remember that this isn't out of their hands just get..
"brisbane" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Yeah margaret's in brisbane hey margaret's in brisbane how are you thank you i love you guys thank you for talking to us every morning i live in brisbane i drive into the city with my kids and i go i work in the city and i'm going up one oh one and i take the arcadia exit every day i'm so tired of all the people all the cheaters on the right hand side going on the shoulder passing all the cars and yesterday there was very angry construction truck driver in front of me and he was i was in the right lane he's sitting halfway in the right lane and halfway in the shoulder you he decides he's going to stop the car so lady behind him in a car just honking honking honking sitting there right next to me getting really angry and she's flipping them off and she's opening her door like she's going to get out of the car and have a fight with them and then my kids are in the back my kids are in the backseat and they say longing that lady has an uber sticker analyst sticker on her car boy oh boy so anyway i'm gonna hang up there you go imagine being in that left jeez there's always the blocker i love that yeah sure okay streetfighter.
"brisbane" Discussed on This One Time | Comedy, Travel
"Tahiri armed lovely brisbane evening are no no i don't think the dogs need to drink my mudslide okay ole doghandler wipe his ass on the deck here i wouldn't do that too if i were you dog any just went across a nail out none of this goes on the show from some farm plum corner of the glow wait quake what was spearheaded one shut up yeah this is the opportunistic travelers now with even lower sheep and a few of their travelling each of them be sharing story every day experience of travel brown though hello vicarious travellers and welcome do bangkok thailand my name is evoked era and along with my lovely wife sheila the i thank you for following along with our travels around the world coming up on the program today couch surfing in fiji and the stories of near death and dismemberment but before we get started with that hello bangkok we are back it's our new home and what kind of excited about that so you you might remember that 2015 was the year we hit gosh thirteen different countries as some of which were about to talk about in the story that's coming up but in that time we found plenty places that we liked in in a few that we loved in one of the ones that we loved was bush bangkok talent so we have decided that 2016 this will be our homebased that's right we are not returning back to the states as many of you had either hopedfor or assumed weird.
"brisbane" Discussed on IOT Podcast
"I am i am calling on behalf of michael from brisbane australia in may just you don't get enough to breach to provide home keep compatibility this breach was sheduled serrano availibility and adopt on dc to see it apple announced software will asian capability have you heard anything from bill can recently regarding remote home queued compatibility and you michael we're sad for you because we cannot give you a definitive answers like you will come out on december fourteen but tobin explain what he thinks is going to you will for folks who are not familiar with this will details bill can actually knows back in may that we move devices would be humpty compatible through a we move bridge piece of hardware that who hadn't won under the bridge but okay i get it the reason was because home kid required hardware certification an actual implementation of a security chip however that has changed apple now does not require they can do it on the software side so i suspect michael that the we mo bridge will never come to pass which is fine by me unfortunately belkin hasn't announced anything yet in terms of their so i don't know really when they're going to i would presume that ces in january which station i will both be attending and we will certainly be talking to the dokan folks and visiting the we mo area that maybe that's the time that they announce it i can't see if they have it announced the by now i suspect ces israeli the the big thing the time and place so hopefully second week of january we will have a definitive answer for you i hope it is not a bridge i hope it is something they can do on the software side and just make it so yes i'm actually because the home pod was the apple home pied was delayed until early 2018 i've actually hoping we see a lot of really cool announcements at s even though apple doesn't historically fatako kouyate i'm hoping we see a lot from partners or hear from people that this is gonna happen like i hope the home kit ecosystem.