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"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Based questioning the jury. Find me on facebook out mornings with gail with first of five. Count them five million dollar drums vaccinated colorado colorado dolan's not to obsess on that point but colorado and to me looks like a typo colorado. Anyway i digress. That's first drawing takes place tomorrow. Well there's lots of other air quotes free stuff up for jab grabs as well so you tell me. Is this a good incentive or is it sheer bribery. Could be a little bit of both eight fifty five thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi a dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail via the auto collision a studios nonetheless. I wouldn't walk away from a million dollars if it were preferred by the state. Would you some people. Will they give you in all the fine prints of this drawing. They'll call it a lottery. Whatever you do. It is a drawing though it is being conducted by the colorado lottery but that non was standing in all the fine print. They're like if you don't want to be part of this. Drying you can you can choose not to be. And i'm like who would not want a million dollars in their pocket but that's just me by the way if you want to check to make sure that you are in the queue in the bevy of folks who have gotten vaccinated and of course that is a requirement in order to be eligible for one of these a one million dollar drawings. You have to have the covid nineteen vaccine if you want to make sure that you are a in the states immunization database. All you have to do is jump online and google the colorado immunization information system or you can call the systems help desk at three zero three six nine to twenty four thirty seven eight fifty seven now. Thirteen ten kfi k. A sports story northern colorado the state in the country you tune into the whole show weekdays noon to two and thirteen ten kfi k. The tastes headlines podcast mornings with gail and more and a schedule upcoming sports broadcasts. Find them at thirteen ten. Kfi i'd come vaccinated and you want colorado to show us the money. First million dollar drawing is tomorrow. If you've been back sedated out of state Well the state might not have that data so once again. You want to get in on this. Call the help desk a three zero three six nine to twenty four thirty seven thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi a. Dot com your home for live and local programming coming up next yoko now..
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Cryptocurrencies. i mean as fast as they can arise they can go and you can lose millions or billions of dollars in a split second. How do we protect ourselves online. What is the best way to do that. Because it seems as though the criminals are sometimes one. Step ahead before you do anything. Make sure that you have multiple backups of your important data. We always treat Machines as disposable If a machine was to be infected these days we wouldn't even try to disinfect. It in many cases we would toast that machine and deploy a new machine We store all of our customers data in at least three places Three copies of the data into Different locations One of which must be off site remote from your current location Apart from that keeping everything up today. I advise all my customers to not allow anyone to have admin permissions and employ multiple factor authentication or to fa. So those little codes that you have to answer just to confirm your identity when you have to do something important on your bank or your your network because if your passwords become compromised at least multiple factor. They won't have access to that code to be able to to run through the front door even if they have the the password. We you know it's interesting too because we have the chance yesterday. Talking about the fact now thankfully came back online pretty quickly so as far as the supply chain goes and of course. The attendant costs of things like beef and pork and chicken which are on the rise already This hack shouldn't affect that whatsoever. But i was talking with zach rogers. He's assistant professor of supply chain management at cs. You and if you think as an individual that well you know. They've got bigger fish to fry not the case because he got caught up with his credit card. Information did in one of the larger hacks that occurred over the past couple of years and had to explain to his wife when she opened the credit card statement why there were two e harmony accounts that had been opened. We were laughing about that said awkward. Your car can be compromised in a number of ways. I mean i was recently dining riviera in mexico and you know a few years back. brian krebs made an entire series on credit card. Skimmers being installed in atm's core entire atm's being compromised You know so machines that you put your cards into can be compromised and then your card details go with the charges can be made that you you know. Obviously don't agree to so one of the things that you know. I always do if at all possible ways one. I'll never use a debit card because a debit card coups direct from europe gang Once he's gone from europe can't get back can be a problem. I would use a credit card and if your card has the feature to work as both once you into the pin. That's working as a debit card. I never use my pen. I use as the as the visa or the mastercard and that way if there's a charge i can dispute and i know you know it's not going to actually disappeared from my bank account physically It's going to be a dispute between me and the car company rather than money immediately. Gone you know. Be careful where you use your card. I mean i'm careful with with gas pumps. I never use the outside pumps. I know that it's likely that if a card if a pump was the become compromised a gas station they're gonna go for the ones that are hard to see on my cameras and those are typically the ones on the edges the gas station. I always use the one. That's front and center because it's less likely to be compromised. I personally put my phone and see if it's beginning A bluetooth signal which would indicate a potential skimmer installed in the machine. Ask that because i'm paranoid. I'm absolutely paranoid about losing my car. But it could happen to me. You know i've had cards compromised at target at home depot. You take all the precautions but then your supplier. The person that you gave the car to can have a supply chain compromised as both target and home depot did and those cars numbers are used. Those places have to be changed. Well greg it bears repeating. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you chew it. Long is chief technology officer operating system wrangler. I love the silicon magician level. Forty seven computer security solutions. What does that mean. i don't know it was just in. dnb garbage. I made crime. Rather i mean so dry and and you know i'm not a dry stuffy. I brit he. Do you stiff upper lip and all but nine brian stuffy great you tell us about computer security solutions and how we can get in touch. Well we find it computer security solutions back in two thousand and three and we help users from home years all the way up to fortune five hundred company select security products and implement them to keep themselves safe. And by that. I mean you know what was traditionally thought of as an antivirus which these days is. So much more fire will encryption services etc multi factor authentication for for companies etcetera. We do have multiple vendors that we work with and we help. Companies and individuals select the right products for their current situation. And we do that online. And in person Our website is computer security solutions dot com and yet. We're based in johnston. But we service. Most of the world. Greg hewitt long computer security solutions in johnstown servicing. The world is he said. Thanks so much for your time. Your insights Especially now welcome. Thank you take good care. Eight fifty two now thirteen.
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Of k now the hack attacks continue to proliferate across the country this as the fbi announced wednesday a russian-speaking gang perpetrated the cyber attack on jbs over the weekend affecting Jbs operations of far and wide around the world and indeed right in our own backyard as a to chips were cancelled at jbs greeley as a result of this cyber attack. You had representative. Ken buck as saying that. The president joe biden's administration must hold the group criminally accountable saying that the cyber attack was an attack on american workers who provide food for our families and then on the heels of that i mean. Well let's go back in time just a few weeks ago. You had that colonial pipeline on shutdown by cybersecurity attack and of course They denied from the get-go that they paid any ransom. In order to get it back up and running well turns out. They were somewhat less than truthful because they paid the ransom on the very day of the lockdown on their systems occurred. Question is did. Jbs follow suit might think as an individual or small business owner. You wouldn't be in the crosshairs of these ever. Enterprising cybercriminals well. The truth is yeah. You just might be eight thirty nine now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi of k. A. dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail from the auto collision specialists studios joined by greg hewitt. Long he is chief technology officer and operating system a wrangler at johnstown base to computer security solutions. Hey greg hey good morning go thank you so much for taking the time this morning. Boy you were up in grand junction putting on a seminar. Yesterday seems to me. I'd plenty to talk about now didn't you. I did But you know the my target market for that one was Small businesses you know shallow preneurs and we were talking about staying safe while traveling. But i'm staying safe while traveling or on your ranch or your meat processing. Plant the lessons of the absolutely so. Let's talk a little bit about this. Because we go way back here because you of course we're child prodigy in it. So i could say that but the bottom line is how does this happen. Because i remember long ago. You always advise that you know whether you're just as you said a solar power noor an individual small business a global concern whatever. The case may be When those pop up on your computer you should update them. Yeah i'm keeping your operating system. Today is part and parcel of you know good security practices. I mean it's definitely something that you should be ignore And these days with windows ten some of those updates are being held back if you don't do some of the optional updates so like the feature updates that they they send you are shown us optional. Update they're not sent as specifically security updates but to move forward and keep yourself secure. You have to make yourself up to date with almost all the updates and those could be operating system. Firmware or software update. So if you're using zoom or any other you know adobe pdf those all have to be kept up today. So how did these hackers worm their way in a too large companies like you know. The colonial pipeline operators and jbs. There are a number of ways that they can get in I mean they could offend a back door. That was open a remote That was open to the outside world and not secured with a very strong password. But it's more likely they sent a fishing campaign to somebody who had had main credentials And they clicked on the wrongly. Come without knowing it. They got one machine infected which was leveraged in multiple machines and and eventually an entire network so our companies at fault for perhaps being lax in their computer security. Yes and no but we have to. We have to consider the everybody is a target and this gang that went after jbs The are evil. Gang said back in october. The their targets were firmly set on agriculture. So jbs And every other agricultural producer in the world or processor needs to to know that there is a target on their back about paying the ransom and seems to me. There's not a whole lot of choices there. And i referenced in the open the fact that the owners of the colonial pipeline said from the get go. Now we're not paying the ransom. When in fact they did now b. Jbs remaining mum as to whether it paid the ransom or not. But it seems to me. I don't think that i'm making a tremendous leap of logic here by saying they're back online which they are back online for the most part today. That ransom was probably paid. But that sets a dangerous precedent. Well we can't say for sure. It was paid elvis lee because they haven't said now there are too lazy back online. The first is to restore your backups and then closed you know. Close the door to Those that you know got in and be one hundred percent sure that all the doors are are fully locked and bolted But yeah it's possible. They paid the ransom and that's why they got back online so quick. It's also possible. They restore backups. And everybody you know act but you know the the speed that they go back up they could. exactly. We might not ever know. Eight forty four now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi k. A. dot com graduate hewitt long with computer security solutions in john's town. I don't see the sending anytime soon because it seems as though global hackers have only been emboldened by recent successes absolutely When they get millions of dollars they if they can keep hold of it they can actually get the ransom you know. It does fund their criminal enterprise to have a room full of people going after these. You know soft targets or phishing attacks on to people you know. They said one hundred thousand miles inc. If one hits and it's a multi million dollar ransom that sounds like a pretty good pay day email next nothing to send chats you got that right and the irony of the situation is we. Were talking a couple of days ago about the fact that those behind that colonial pipeline attack. Well no honor among thieves because they lost the loot that colonial pipeline paid. Somebody got into their bitcoin wallet and bought a boom butter. Being it was gone. That is the challenge with the.
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Tax for liberating across the country as just saw with those ever enterprising cyber criminals well took jp global line that did in fact a couple of ships of ships at the jbs plant in greeley eight. Twenty eight now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten k. k. a. dot com northern. Colorado's voice. Now you think it can't reach down and affected you. Well you could be wrong on that point and to that end. We're going to take some time this morning and talk with gregg hewitt long. Greg long is with a computer security solutions. He is the chief technology officer and also an operating system wrangler. But what you need to know is computer security solutions as their name suggests focus on a computer security and whether you're an individual a small business or as a jbs experiment experienced an international conglomerates. Well you could. Well find yourself in the sights of these ransomware scoundrels these hackers so what is the best advice and given the fact that indeed this most recent tack this follows on the heels of that colonial pipeline. Hack that shutdown fifty five hundred miles of pipeline ranging from texas to the eastern seaboard. Well it certainly underscores The vulnerabilities that we all have in our systems by the way The hack on the colonial pipeline was done by another group. Fbi announced just yesterday that a russian-speaking gang perpetrated the cyber attack on jbs over the weekend. But unfortunately they don't know where they are just because they speak. Russian doesn't necessarily mean they're in russia. Greg long computer security solutions joins us this morning at eight. Thirty five eight thirty five eight thirty now. Thirteen ten k. k. What's happening in your own. Backyard listened to no co- now with tanner's swint a northern colorado's voice thirteen ten kfi k. Local programming continues right after mornings galen no co now the power trip and i'll show we are northern colorado's.
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"Of goods but well that didn't slow the role of the house. Any eight now thirteen ten. Kfi a thirteen ten kfi a dot com northern colorado's voice mornings with gail the auto collision specialists studios. Yeah we saw this one coming. Didn't we This according to a piece out of colorado politics by pat 'pablito and marianne goodland this as you did have house. Democrats wednesday voting to give final passage to well. It was a five point. Four billion transportation funding plan now a five point three billion dollar transportation funding plan. And guess what it's driven by taxes by any other name a raft of new fees over the next decade. But you gotta love it. You had house speaker alec. Gannett democrat of denver's saying the best solution for transportation funding that the state of colorado has ever had in the last ten years. Well before you today. Garnett lung broomfield. Democratic representative matt gray is a senate bill to sixties prime sponsor in the house in a floor speech ahead of the final votes. Well he touted. There weren't enough superlatives to describe this work around power grab that's going to cost us all a ton he touted. The stakeholder work done to bring together a diverse coalition ranging from one side. He said that says only asphalt concrete and bridges to another that says no more roads no more lanes so much work he went on to say. I have no idea what that means. So much. work has been put into senate bill to sixty. He said that. no one. okay this is this is a key takeaway. No one let me just say broadly. I'm sure there's a few but no one. Well if there's a few how could it be no one. No one is opposed to senate bill to sixty Well republican state lawmakers seem to have a little bit of a different view now as it had in the senate. The bill cleared the house on a forty one. Twenty four party line vote. Oh with one democratic member excuse. The vote came after hours and hours and hours of objections from republicans. Who last week threatened to have the bill o. Now at two hundred and fourteen pages plus a bonus twenty two page fiscal note read at length with estimates. That the computer wait. I thought they couldn't use that computer to read bills anymore by nonetheless estimates were that the computer would take six hours or more to read it instead. They debated the bills. Points mostly focused on feeds yet representative richard whole tour. He's out of akron. Republican saying the funding mechanisms for the bill are an end. Run around the tax payers bill of rights. He's absolutely correct. In that assessment the investment in infrastructure is important. He said but the investments around the environment are well somewhat of a concern. You had whole torp noting that the difference between the roads and his part of colorado compared to the three states that is district borders and which fund transportation better than colorado. That's pretty significant. When he was first elected representative shane sandwich. He's a republican out of colorado springs. Saying the number one concern of his district was in was indeed infrastructure and roads and that was because of the so-called gap that's the section of i twenty five being widened between castle rock and monument. No matter what side of the aisle you're on. He said we need to focus on transportation. It's been starved. He said and constituents well are demanding action. He said that he recognized the need for a bold transportation plan. But well we're all struggling with how to pay for it. And i need that in a very literal sense. Voters have rejected both bonds and higher taxes but we do want roads to be a priority and according to shane sandwich out of colorado springs He said they want us to use the money. We all ready have not doing end. Round enron around taber. He has a i think. Very cogent question if indeed. The budget is regaining steam and the status getting money from washington through the american rescue plan and dollars. Yes could be despite the narrative. You heard it coming out from under the state. Gold dome yes. Those funds could be shut shuffled around to fund transportation. Then why even ask taxpayers to pay more had represented. Kim ransom out of littleton. Republican saying the word tax was misspelled as fee. A rose by any other name. She called senate bill to sixty a bait and switch tactic. Let's get down to brass tacks here. So what are taxes by any other name. And how much is it going to cost all of us. Well the bill would increase per gallon charge on fuel by two cents a year until twenty eight and then index to inflation on top of the existing twenty two cent gas tax. Oh electric vehicle drivers. You're going to get dinged as well. You'll have to pay more for your tags until they're paying you are paying on par with what those who drive those dreaded combustion vehicles pay to support transportation fees on ride sharing services such as uber and lift would take on another fifteen to thirty cents a trip and yes. You're also going to have new fees on home deliveries now while the bills already cleared the senate. It also saw a host of amendments as it worked through the house and the differences in the legislation will have to be reconciled before the bill. Heads to governor. Jared police's desk. Hey think he will sign it even with you know those little reconciliations and changes that need to be made. I know it's a rhetorical question. Eight fifteen now thirteen ten. 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"greg hewitt" Discussed on Mornings With Gail - 1310 KFKA
"And contrast where just had this piece pop up saying crypto-currency ban it's unworkable and unwise. It's also technically impossible. So we had i the pipelines and then what two weeks later yes weeks. Jbs plants big with these computer hacked ransomware attacks. What's next and what will be one. Will it be. Yeah and apparently. I was talking to a computer security expert just yesterday. We're gonna have mon- tomorrow. It's great hewitt long with the computer security solutions. Do you know you can actually rent ransomware on the dark web. Why would you do that so that you can facilitate these kind of hats. You can rent. Yes that's renting the gun to commit a crime. Well renting the implement to commit a crime. I shouldn't come down on guns renting renting any crime. Yeah yeah so. We're gonna touch it. Greg hewitt long. He says ceo computer security solutions in northern colorado. Tomorrow i believe at eight oh five. I guess shouldn't come down. I mean we're not coming down to rental best. no no no no this is. That's apples and oranges. Yeah but okay and you remember That dark web group of those cyber thieves that were behind the colonial pipeline ransom demands. Yes and they went crazy. Well it did do that well but just to show. There's no honor among thieves. Now they were having their bitcoin. Wallet online was emptied by another group of various folks so i can elect chronic wild wild west although the wild wild west was nowhere near as bad as the cowboy Tv shows and movies made out that it was in the seventies and sixties. Kind of interesting. But you know you note. These attacks okay. These cyber attacks on a colonial pipeline just recently. Jbs global well. It's interesting we're going to talk with the zach rogers professors zach rogers. He's professor of supply chain management at colorado state university. He wrote a great piece back in two thousand eighteen and many people think that this is a rare uncommon occurrence..
Electric Cargo Cycles Deliver Packages in Miami
"In many cities delivery trucks and vans often end up circling blocks parking illegally or idling in the street while the driver hops out to drop off a package but some companies have found an alternative that takes up less parking space and creates less pollution three wheeled electric cycles that are equipped with cargo containers. You can operate them like a bike but they have power. You can run it on full electric if you need to. It's a good blend between being on a bicycle and being in a car. Greg hewitt is ceo of dhl express us. Last summer the package delivery company began using four of these electric cargo cycles in miami. Each has a container that carries up to four hundred pounds and his reloaded several times. A day hewitt says dhl express aims to get e cycles into more cities soon but i cities and states must approve and regulate their use for example permitting them to ride in bike lanes or creating parking areas for them so change won't happen immediately but he says e bikes can help make cities more sustainable by reducing road traffic and emission pollution while still not sacrificing fast efficient deliveries for our
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Johnjay & Rich On Demand
"This is gregory. Hi gregory just a man. I'm looking for actually. My name is isla. I'm with a new company were called. Jane are flowers as you know. It's kind of a crazy year. We're trying to get the word out so you've been chosen for a really exciting promotion gregory yuga to send a guard. Who are you who. I'm sorry. you need to start over just a sales call kind of. Yeah but no. I mean it's not going to cost you anything. My name's island with jay in our flowers. You got chosen to send our pure passion bouquet to whoever you want. It's a dozen beautiful gorgeous d- red roses to gregory for you. It's free what we ask of you in return is that you share j. Are flowers with your network of people either via social media or just word of mouth so we get a little bit of marketing out of it. You don't have to pay a dime and everybody's happy. How do you end up getting my name and number. Just curious. I come to work in the morning. Gregory and they had a sheet of paper with the names on it and i call them and i get to make your day. That's a little crazy. I know i know totally above my pay grade but usually ends up being a really good thing because like i said i don't need any credit card information from you. I mean the only personal info that i need from you is whatever you want to write on the card that we send with the flowers and i mean some people get really personal gregory. But you know you do what you want. And that's it and then we sent him now and anything. You're not going to give them credit card. You're not asking me. You're saying there's i do this you want me to share Janardan flowers to my friends at cetera. It's worth mouth campaign. Who all right. Well i'll give it a try along. I mean if there's any point where you're like it's not true. I'll tell you perfect. So i'm like i said it's our pure passion bouquet so it is a dozen of our most central breed flowers. 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I didn't expect any of this to happen. It's i dunno where Jiji's maya use latin lover. She's actually likes to be seen with me and doesn't mind my age. My god could give tell me like oh you are oh my god chief using you using get you confession word and you're not using the aren't you using me for you on your the. But that's the agreement. Well it's maybe a little different. You know gene. I actually have fun together. And she laughed at my humor. I'm actually funny used to think so and Like seen with me doesn't seem to think my age is an issue. These agreements over. Don't even about freaking calling your regret it with a get your ass you for somebody way younger. It doesn't sound like he cares. It's like that. Sounds like it's a business for him and pleasure obviously for him but it's like he's like hey this other person can come in my life. She later moved out and then when the next person comes into until later and he he seems very matter of fact he seems very kind being mean but yeah i mean but i mean the way you're going off brooklyn does seem like the next sugar. Daddy this is not gonna look well in your resume. Losing your mind possessive knowing that like also he's married and todd never came up so you were getting five hundred bucks a month for doing nothing. Well either way d can go and walk off class all the women in my life. I've met the same way. Okay and and i. I got a lot in common whether and i think we could work something out here where maybe all all of us win. What would that be like. You'd still pay brooklyn and us to be whatever i'll be seen in public you. He's supposed to be really good at giving as good as he gets it too. So how how can it. How can it work out. What do you mean idea. 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"greg hewitt" Discussed on Cyber Work
"Oh Oh. I didn't realize that can happen. There's a direct line from the outs outside into this particular crucial piece of machinery on. We'll get his all we need that for reporting purposes if we're not putting any kind of worthy protections on it, and then everyone goes. That that's what I love to see your expanding their world basically. Yeah, and then. And I always try. One of the things I was trying to try to relate to them in that sense like, okay. Look. This is this is what it is and and they then they get it and when. He said light bulbs come off in her head Nigo Okay and then they turn around and here's A. B. About it turn around the use tools. and. While there wanted to. Come back to all your so great or more commonly because contractor places is they said like I had the greatest idea of easy to sink called Strides Bali like other i. talked to you hot. Then I know that I got through the work. My wife always says me look you want. To. Sit Down and. Have a beer. Let them have the win. Actually. One, right. Okay. So talking about online training, obviously becoming more ubiquitous and we're using favorite. But what are your thoughts on skills focused training versus boot camps or for your academic study? Are there benefits disadvantages each type learning in twenty twenty? I think, well, funny enough. We've got cove it. Yeah, and so that's that's change everything. That's. Great. Greg Hewitt I was still be doing this online I'm not. I'm not delivery training online. In some cases, we're four housing goes all haptic now until have to. So I think that there are no different these I think were very busy individual's insecurity, and therefore we find it hard to find times where.
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Startups For the Rest of Us
"People who've been emailing thanks for continuing to put it out because it helps them get through the week you know it helps them have a bright spot in the day to whatever here about what's going on as well as the microphone. Air Live streams. Just all the stuff that I'm doing so I feel like I've found almost like a renewed sense of purpose. You know in a renewed sense of of motivation just in the past couple of weeks because like you guys. I believe this. I've lost count but it says either fifth week or it might be the six week I genuinely don't know of of quarantining. I'm curious Craig. How're you like mentally in terms of Being able to focus on work similar. I guess this relates to the question. I asked earlier but I asked him about your team. And the company yes similarly at the the first Shirley week or two I was. Yeah just sad and you know I I heard it. Being compared to like morning you know losing a loved one that you're just sad and then you're angry and then you accept it and learn how to live with things and damage at this point. I'm good on a on a spiritual level. I'm productive at work. I feel really happy and blessed that that my family is is happy healthy and I mean it really is businesses usual for me. I'm actually working more now than I normally would. Cause there's nothing else to do. So I'm I'm working twenty five percent more than I normally do and that's I feel really happy about that because I do have a responsibility to to our team and to our customers and glad that able to continue serving them and are you had told me early on that you were super distracted like I was and I think most of us were how has settled out for you or do you still feel like running thread of kind of stress and and news is taken away from work more than you'd like. I think he's gotten much better this week. So I think I feel like I was productive sort of previous two weeks before that too but mostly instead of the diving into the P. programs and and that is you know honestly like requires a lot of outrage a fair amount of the time and also like because my contact detail was on those pages on a microcosm around you know. Just reach out. If you have any questions I would get three four five six seven eight emails a day. With in some cases pretty heartbreaking situations where people were asking for Advice. That sort of started to die down. A little and sort of. I've I've been able to get back to more doing sort of what I was planning to do this time this time of year but certainly like just because of what my main job is going forward which is it is sort of on. Hold a sort of the thing we were supposed to be in the market right now you know going for aggressively fundraising for a fun too and certainly that side of things is pretty much unlike an while domino. We're going to do that again. And so it's it's been better but certainly I don't. I don't have the same sort of level of productivity but from what you guys seem to be saying now can I add one thing? I don't want to leave with a down in the doldrums really pessimistic view of this because I think one thing. That's really interesting here. Compared to like the financial crisis is this was like an external event that drove everything into the dumps that it is now right and all these people have lost. Their jobs are furloughed or whatever because of external event and that external event will go away and things will come back much more quickly. I think out of this than they did. The financial crisis you know that was years in this could be months. You know sometime around the end of the year maybe and so I think that folks that have been impacted if we can survive say till the end of the year. I think they're going to be huge opportunities talking about this trend towards remote work and things like podcasting webinars and digital products and things like that and folks that. Listen to this podcast. I think all our rightfully thinking like okay as the world comes out of this. What does it look like? And how can I as like a smart Nimble bootstrap scrappy kind of person position? I self and our brands to be ready for that. And I think we all are very uniquely ready to lead that charge. And so that's maybe it gives me a little optimism and folks for this community. Yeah I appreciate that and and I appreciate you leaving it on a positive note. I was GONNA say that like I have tended to be the optimist in the room in this situation and in a lot of situations and I think in our and I have been good balancing because he was saying. It's going to get really bad and I was like. I don't think it'll get that bad. Turns out he was right but when I look back at even just four episodes ago in we're on here talking about I was like this is a tragedy. It's devastating things will get better you know. We need to acknowledge what's happening with the reality of the current situation but we also need to acknowledge that it that it will get better. Everything's not going to change permanently and so there is to me. There's a bright future to look ahead to and I don't say that with all respect. The current frontline workers. We have multiple friends who are physicians. And they're going through crazy. We have an ER DOC. It's terrible and it's very hard. It's very stressful for them. And I want to fully acknowledge that but also there is a there is another side there is the. There's the other side that we will get to within months. Hopefully but I guess we'll see how that all pans out well gentlemen. Let's wrap on that positive note. Thanks so much for agreeing to come on the show and for working with me to find a time that works eight are. You're a last minute substitute in. I do add new appreciate that. I had a guest who unfortunately had to had to cancel. And I'll try to get her booked on a future episode. Greg Hewitt folks want to keep up with you on.
"greg hewitt" Discussed on Science Magazine Podcast
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When transportation network companies like lifting Uber started they presented a vision of easing congestion in dense cities several years after the wide adoption of ride sourcing apps, have traffic jams, actually decreased I'm here with Gregg Earhart to talk about his research on how rides were seeing apps have impacted congestion in San Francisco, California think so much for joining me. Greg Hewitt's pleasure to be here. When ride sharing companies presented this vision. How do they believe that their service was going to transform congestion played up this vision of being a compliment? The public transit the perhaps they bring people to and from real stations. There's also a mechanism by which they could discourage people from Onen private vehicles. So for example, go to owning no cars instead of one car because I can sometimes use new Burr left and finally there's sort of this idea that potentially they could promote carpooling. And so there's good theoretical reasons to think that they. Could be a benefit here too. There are definitely some ways where they could increase congestion though. What are those mechanisms depends what the person otherwise does if instead of taking a TNC I were driving a private auto? Then it's kind of a wash there's no additional vehicles on the road. And when I refer to attend see, by the way, it's a transportation network company. However, if I instead switch from walking biking or transit, then it's a new vehicle trip. It's otherwise would not be on the road. Similarly, there's a portion of traffic where the driver is driving around. Without a passenger looking for arrive, it's called deadheading. And this is a pure addition of new cars to the road and finally there's potential effect associated with the pick ups and drop offs. So there could be the vehicles when they stopped to let a passenger in and out they blocked the curb lane of traffic leading the cars behind them pile up. There have been studies in the past that have looked into this some say, it's eased congestion some. Say it's caused more congestion. How does your study differ from these previous attempts to understand its impact? I think a lot of the analysis been based on these theoretical arguments. There's been some limited amount of data. But what's been done before his been largely aggregate? We're looking at things in a very detailed way unspecific roadways specific times of day. What we find is that the TNC's are actually concentrated in the most congested parts of San Francisco at the most congested times of day further. Exasperatingly existing congestion between twenty ten and twenty sixteen vehicle hours of delay. Our measure of traffic congestion increases by sixty percent in San Francisco, we find that more than half of that increase is attributable to the introduction of were lift parted you compare what it was like previous transportation network companies. And now, so when we made that comparison, we're able to measure the change in these. Roadway speeds as our dependent variable were able to observe the movement of TNC vehicles in the year twenty sixteen but we're also able to recognize that it's not a perfect controlled experiment. We're not doing this in the laboratory, it's not the only thing that changes. So the other factors that make a difference here particular are simply the growth so more people living in the city where people employed in the city means more cars driving around and were able to control for that. As a variable in our model using what we call a background traffic. So the background traffic. We estimate using a simulation model of the transportation system and the simulation model is ineffective real world version of sim city. So it simulating where people live where they work in how they get between those places on a typical weekday were you able to tease out what the main driver of this congestion from these TNC's are is that they're just simply more cars on the road or is at the stopping on the side letting passengers. In and out. It's a combination of the two we've started the beginning three ways in which sees could reduce congestion three ways in which they could increase congestion, we're measuring. The Nadda fact of all of those things when we look specifically at the pickups and drop offs. We find that one pickup and drop off on a major arterial. The busier roads in the city is a quivalent to blocking the curb lane for about one hundred forty seconds. If you're on a smaller road, a minor Curial less busy city street. It's maybe about seventy seconds. And then if you go to a side street, there's not a detectable effect. And that's simply just there's fewer cars that are going to pull up behind me while I'm stocked. Let sort of an important point that means that there's some degree to which that -verting the pick ups and drop offs on the side streets may help mitigate these things. Now when we look at the total accounting of the vehicles on the road, we find that about two-thirds of TNC vehicles on. The street our new vehicles that otherwise would not have been there. Interesting. Could you also describe how you teased out the time in between picking up? A new passenger dropping off another passenger one of the major challenges of this work is the lack of data the TNC's themselves have tremendous amount of data on all of their trips. We requested the data from the companies they were unwilling to share that. So we started look around for a different approach to computer, scientists Krista Wilson and Ellen Dr Ellen Meese love at Northeastern University had written a computer program that essentially simulates the Uber lift apps in kings, their API their API, basically provides data about where the nearest vehicles are. So if you've been up the app, you can see cars driving around on the app in those are usually the ten closest vehicles. So what they did is they set up these calls, and they did so sort of simulating. Phya calls to this program integrated across in Francisco and recorded that information every second for a period of six weeks in late twenty sixteen what this gave us was essentially traces of where the vehicles were when the driver was available to give a ride that trace would go off line. And then it would show up in a different part of the city. A few minutes later, say ten minutes later, and we could infer that it went off line when the driver accepted a ride and it came online when the driver completed the ride in. So you could infer that a trip occurred in between there, and we're able to use these data to identify where the pickups drop occurred as well as where the trips occurred and where the deadheading occurs while drivers driving around without passengers the we estimated of vehicle miles traveled in San Francisco by TNC's about twenty to thirty percent is dead heading to consider. Amount. Is there maybe something about how the city structure anything like that that could be contributing to why teaser having such a big impact on congestion. One thing. I would expect with San Francisco is they were a place where TNC's came early their place with a relatively young a relatively wealthy population. Very tech savvy population those are populations that I would expect to use NC's disproportionately. There's changes going on in the city. I mean the net growth in the city's almost fluky among households earning more than one hundred thousand dollars per year, the demographics of the city are changing. So what exact effect those things have is important? I there any other major factors that may have contributed to congestion that you weren't able to account for I think the important limitation is. I mentioned is this question of transfer ability, and and applicable pretty what other researchers shown is that TNC activity is white. Concentrated in the biggest cities and specifically in the downtown centers of those cities, it'd be reasonable to expect similar results in places like Chicago in New York and Los Angeles, the big dense cities place like lexin compete cocky, there's far fewer TNC on the road. And there's less traffic congestion as well. So the impact in the fact is probably quite a bit less here. One of the things that sort of been criticized our papers sort of well, what about factors such as the increase in delivery vehicles. If we have Amazon trucks driving around perhaps that increases traffic congestion as well. And that could be it's hard to say. So it's it's a trade off there. There's a delivery truck driving around. But there's also potentially one fewer person driving to the retail store. How that accounting books out is in immediately clear that would be a really interesting thing if we could use some data in order to further analyze that question. Have you found that the usage? Of public transit has also changed with the introduction of these ridesharing apps are been a unrelated study or a different study. That's looking at that question. Nationally, what we observe is that just in the past three or four years public transportation in most cities in the United States has
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"greg hewitt" Discussed on KGO 810
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"greg hewitt" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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