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THE NERD ON! UPDATE - Last of US TV Show, Wonder Woman to HBOMAX, Boseman Street
"In initiating update degrees to one what is going on everybody welcome back to the nerve on update our weekly show in which we talk about the nerdy news. That happened this week that excites us and the later half of the show in which we answer questions from you. The people the people I'll go ahead and start since i'm already talking and it just makes sense to do that. Yeah this past friday. Hbo announced that they have officially ordered the series based on the last of us Oh not a lot of details exactly into like who's cast or what even the story is. There's rumors that it's basically going to be an adaptation of the first game writers will be the last of creator creative director. Neil druckman and craig mazin. Who wrote chernobyl. Which is an amazing showrunner creator. He did a funny tweet about that. And saying everyone's like oh. Is it going to be any Like no you know. The internet doesn't exist and we care about people's opinions you know who's gonna like if you if you listen craig as on script notes like you know kind of person he is and he's talking about us. It's cool nice And then Dreckman will be executive producing alongside carolyn. Strauss who was also a producing. Chernobyl and game of thrones The producing team will also include naughty dog president of wells and playstation productions. Assad kissel bash. I had to look that out by in the really. Get a true Pronunciation so i hope that is correct and carter swan waste also playstation productions I'm excited Last of us holds a very special place in my heart so I'm very excited to see what they do with it. I hope that doesn't suck but it's hbo and with the team like with chernobyl Chernobyl was amazing. So i i am optimistic so nets person yet. Care only want to us right now. Though bringing up a fight before research gordon. Who's got news next. Have a little one just a little one A player found a little easter egg in the new miles morales spiderman this week and it went viral. There is a street named after chadwick boseman. Oh so cool willing game so that was really cool. Wanted to share that. That's it that's that's my whole news. That's the also news. Miles morales came out this week. That's true about this week. I've been living vicariously through other people's play throughs looks yeah that that's probably the game that i'm like i That's why i want to see us. But also siripong anyways. But i don't actually fight me. Okay that's news fight me. Tom h. i. Dirty so So sub- suburb by you. Know this is. The dc dc built nicely. I gotta make it sound dumb because it is fucking dumb. I'm big chill So so hbo baby. Israel max jason killer. No you've been listening to me. Boy we friends onto well anyways. Wait did he just like it tweet. Is that what happened. No we had a succession of tweets built all right because that totally means something with me and my neck beard anyways so. Hbo max announced that wonder woman four will be coming to your streaming device that can actually stream hbo. Max because recently wasn't on amazon fire sticks and now it is oh so december twenty fifth. So christmas comes on time. Is this your on. So you know for the rest of the world that you know knows common sense and decency Get to watch it in theaters then here in l. a. good huntington and ran out theater And i'm excited for it. And it's going to be at no additional cost for subscribers. Which is really cool because this is cory cory is talking some mad mass to me saying like i like to pop shots disney. You you punch up. You know what. I'm saying baby but look at this. So tenant dry in theaters failed right mulanje from your fail. Only that succeeded was trolls to world tour and it was just. Vod is great. I didn't watch. I wouldn't be shit. I wanna wash it. I really liked the idea of the world building of like. You're the john rosa music at war on like. Oh that's kind of cool anyways but it made probably on asia's then it would have made in theaters like if the world had not gone into a pandemic So it was. It was interesting. It was a huge success. Caused all the controversy wealthier. I think some people are definitely sad because like everyone was holding out for it but to me it felt a little bit more. Like hey fucking people wanna watch it and you know people can still enjoy it in theaters where they can you know like some people i know drove to san diego drove three hours to watch tenant and you know i applaud for some people watched it in a drive through. I applaud you for it. But i mean i think there's people who don't have those kind of access thing but so far what. I've heard nobody's hurt. It hurt. no they haven't heard the dial. Wow yeah that's comes off the the heels of the re uploading of the snyder trailer. So what about if you to know in dc fandome drop. The snyder cut trailer and people kind of went crazy about it. Right and Look at this Anyways it was secret cool. Yeah so leonard. Cohen's song was the featured song of the trailer and because of either not from snyder himself from a not cross tea or not dot i The copyright didn't go all the way through so they had to pull the video down and then so they re uploaded and he said oh. Just give it to me. I'll put in some new footage. And then i'll make a black and white version which also spawned its own sense of controversy amongst small minded people twitter and but also a breakdown corey. You know what. I'm talking about pursley all black and white doesn't make it look cool like oh yeah. It's not that that's the small minded thing it's like. No one was saying this shit when fucking blowing with the black and white version because they're fucking stupid chills anyways. I literally wanna see these things like people were like you and i will be. We're putting black and white filters of end game and be like. Oh i'm doing the same things like no. This is not color grading like you just made look muddy for those listening. You don't know talking about when they do a black and white version of a film they don't just gets a slap color out or slap a filter on it. You literally have to remix the entire film for black and white so way certain colors. The lens certain way darks shadows work that you can't you can't just take the color out now and white films. So with logan like he was he was referencing. Their james mangold actually had to re master the entire film for a black and white cut. So that's what that's about so you slap a filter on endgame and be like look at justice like all the dummies brains But so this also comes with full not understanding what they're looking at. No they're trying to make calls. They're trying to say this anyway. So a breakdown hugs. Caesar came out in color now. there's a color version online but then this is also came up the heels of him releasing on social media of his choice. Vero which has its own problems he did a breakdown of like. Hey these are the new sequences and stuff like that look. The internet is laced with issues. And i don't have enough time to talk about Will mention it and You know talked about a couple of certain things particularly like l. steppenwolf armor works. And how it's a more of an organic spike and all that stuff But yeah it's There's much more confirmed idea of like. This will tie in a lot of things that we saw in beverage sermon in terms of like how the joker and death stroke and all them play out in a quote unquote future sequence okay. What does that mean tom. And his ideas and thoughts of where it goes in terms of like a series and or his own universe and this also got a kind of like echoed amongst the the dc higher ups were everything of their website or the social media's all included as acts snyder character on the page the batman page on stuff. So it's like the high embrace of the multi versus at play so I think it's really cool to see the collaboration but also the Reversal of the support of the anti support. I guess one brothers pictures had for exeter and now with warnermedia and atrial max and everything eighteen t coming in. There's just been so much more support for It's just tell the stories of people want to see and you know we'll get the audience that we want to get Because there's a lot of news about the hbo max green lantern show And it's gonna feed your guy. Gardner i think as the lead with his partner Forget the characters name but the characters half human half alien and we played by a black woman and they're going to talk about race and i think that's really interesting how you can create some nuance in space. Cops how we're gonna talk about the police force in space during a time of twenty twenty. So i'm really excited to see where that and they get that extra. Hbo money versus the cw has a little bit of a smaller budget. And hopefully the talk about really important things like obviously nothing might get. Close to what watchmen talked about but something that just hints. That feels like yeah. Hbo remains to be the hbo television. That's all the news. I got baby nice and now for the last part of our show in which we answer questions from you the audience and if he would like to have your questions answered you can send them over to questions at nerd on dot tv. You can also go to nerd. On dot tv backslash questions you can also join our discord where there is a channel bear that you can submit and just for you just for you and if you are a member of the nation you do get what we call a nerd on in which you can get your questions put to the front of the line. Could stunt talk just a little break that about that. When when josh said honored on edge it sounded much. Like the cape's crusaders say around the horn brand pamper. That's all that's the same cadence But yeah you can send in questions and they can be anything like jeremy. I'm asks if you were a pok mon. What would your three evolutions be. Jesus oh i know caitlyn's what are they telling me right now. It would be a volpe of nine tails and then the third evolution with the sun stone would volve into a ball rock shit. Oh and smell. That's really good. Except for when you try to label me an avatar and were really wrong. Maybe i see you for who off. She'd be like a metal bender. Banding but i mean you know you have metal casting in your life so i just He's got a corey would be Probably a like a meow. But that's cute. And then it evolved into purely analogous sam and then after that it evolved into we were our own pokemon not old original post. I think that's you know me having fun with. I think there is a second stage that i'm at right now which is like middle of pandemic long haired bearded glory and then my third evolution. Yeah it would be like a chill old white guy. Oh my gosh. Wow come what you've always love. I'm getting there. I just got. I feel old. I had physically be old. Now nice calm but the real answer the real answer for me. If i were to be approached the had three evolutions rupe. I think i would be. And i'm not gonna count mega evolution. I think i would be. I'd wanna be a ghastly goes into a hunter the becomes a game. Dr because that's fucking baller. But i think i. Would you know what i'd be. I'd be fucking cuban that evolves into amac that evolves into a king's gone okay. I misunderstood the question we can pick poke on. Oh we mean what if you were reported on what would be if you were gonna get it but you can choose anything. It doesn't necessarily have to be. Yeah i mean you can have your fun got it. There could be like. I don't know enough fits so do you want me to horoscope you. Just the blast is no no for josh saw it. I don't know. I might actually see josh. Chew topeka chewed you. Oh because she wants to fuck in. Stop the fighting and then probably dis. Oh no no judges toga p. And then p could shoe and in paddington. Pass the right answer. That is right fucking. i'm cool. I'm cool with that way. Tom late let me see. I don't know why this is probably really wrong. But it's one hundred percent. Oh it was a geo dude into volta orb into geeta what is wrong. Why why okay. A two things real quick. I don't have legs. And then i don't have arms and then and then i don't have a good hairline like obama. See i'm not mad. I'm ed it's not bad. I feel it's not one hundred percent accurate but it feels in line of thought on it more. I would find a better better series. But i am looks at me. I feel he says. I or sokha bend your lance from voltron and then you fall into brought from book owner. Ah that that's fine by me Anyone have their own pokemon avatars that they want to go with like so i pick so in. Yes or kings con. The little baby evolves into cuban. The king has gone dies. I got a real answer. Okay so my first evolution like thinking back on my first era of life the first half of my life. I'll say fucking charred line-up be mad. No it would have to be some sort of like overly energetic. I was in theater. Like i was jumping off staircases. Twenty four stare staircase. I wanted to be like a fucking stunt man and stuff. What did you say. I was doing the lines of Upside down bounce out So like the only thing that comes to mind is like sand true because he was like would i thought he was. You know you think entry thinks he's invulnerable. He rolls around everywhere. Jumping-off shit jumbled to. Yeah and like i. When i was a kid i like in high school and stuff. I was the kid who you could dare to like. Jump off stuff. Like do pratfalls. Whenever i had a chance to do. So i'd say something like sancho My second form. I would like to think is like a alexander type maybe cabraha and then my third and final form is the Dowd from tokyo acting sweet. Oh man if we're going to do like that. I feel like i would have been abobo. Sor i because they're always so happy and they just want to help out. And then i feel like what's like a really I'm trying to think of like i would. I would go into e or that was like basically my teenage years was just being e or so pokemon would be gloom would be the gloom flint of your same same energy or sidewalk no but it would be gloom gloom would be your your e or equivalent in pokemon. Yeah bill awesome. Yeah and i don't know what my last one would be fucking. it probably grew. Don fire eye majors. I may just stick with the ball. Rug sticking with the ball rug but like not quite as evil. You know just like a pinch scotia of evil. Just like little dash. Do you guys have one. That's pure lineage pok. That's like the chop it'd be aber that'd be my ultimate form. The only one that has a beard no go ahead. Go ahead no. You ain't grassy. Though i was going to say the i was going to say the the bill awesome line but also as i see the. I don't know about the psychic stuff. I don't think carnivora line. I don't know if you liked lake's psychic types. Know what i know it slam ditto. Okay van next question comes from black. Mamba what d c d think needs a revamp. And who would you hire as the main character. I got corey's answer to gain. Okay let's you know. Yeah constantine with matt ryan fuck. Yeah baby you always exactly what came to mind number. Constantine with matt ryan one hundred. You have his number in your phone. Do yeah give it to you times. Been stirring the pot ties during the pot on social media on purpose with me in a from kansas crusaders. Where anytime he wants to make a comparison to something. He makes it between constantine matt ryan. I mean it's keanu. So the the backstory is steve's put the stupid facebook who you really like and it was like this dark-haired source or cool so you're kiana from constantine and then he's he's like fuck utah. Not matt ryan uses a. You're not matt ryan. And then i just came with the gift of a cat stirring a pot tom but yeah. Constantine with matt right. i have spoken out. I won't make this long because i've spoken out enough about. There's not from and tastic new our film. But it's not a constantine movie. It has a lot of the elements and i do believe that in a film or adaptation. There are certain there are certain things. You can't change about a character but this my example online was you can't just slap in s on christoph waltz and call him superman. There are some criteria that needs to be met. Don i am not a fan of the kryptonite lois lane. You are looking ravishing day. I don't know it's me clark. Kent big money to see red sun which are remains ship lands in soviet russia. I would pay big. Money can journalist for higher up again. The oh my god. and there's a movie on dc. i'll have to. John got one. I can't even like. I feel like i've seen so many of these movies i can't even pull one to the forefront of my mind. She's going sit. I would want to change amber heard. She's says her sister self as me. Oh meaning yes. I i want to be me and also have jason momoa mirrow. You'd have to kiss him ohno home. No that'd be. No i i would hate to have to bite people by yourself without a nine to five people on. No that would be the worst. You would have to be a waterman water bender and have interesting colored hair this jason memo and fight people actually be a. I wanna be opposite jason most. That's my answer. I wanna no no i get first dibs. Dibs dibs for me padding maybe. Abc movie which one for for for paddington loves paddington key for the accent pediatric boulogne and then he his whole his monologue. it has piece. Yeah remember meyer. Jewelers nice day breakdown of paddington. His his mask and all his videos is paddington. Mask telling you telling us a master. It's a masterclass real answer Honestly the things that come to mind Maybe like an actual good green lantern movie john is kind of in the dc universe. 'cause do spawn And i mean. They did the crossover with batman. Fun but No i'd probably all stick with the green lantern. I'd like a a good green lantern movie. What about suicide squad. But you hire the original. Editors you don't it making choices that he wants to make. That's my ear prompting some traction I got i got it. These are i got to superman. Four quest for peace. Oh i'm just kidding. But that's a good answer. I off cat woman berry. I just can make a better movie. Okay because i think there was potential to be like. Let's bring back you know that. That ma'am that memory. You know. I don't know about the super sexy suit you know i don't know about all that I do like benjamin bratt. I i like him. I do like Sharon stone at some level. But maybe a different story. Maybe cat woman is fighting. Max lord or zeus max. Maximilian zeus and. There's like a little bit of like you know a capitalism fight you know. Y- for the the disenfranchised. I think could be that instead of her climbing on literal catwalks stupid anyway. I think it's a good answer tom. And then the second one. Oh would be batman and robin you could recast everybody. I don't give a shit. But you have to keep arnold schwarzenegger schwarzenegger okay. I mr freeze as much as mr freeze. As me i would. I would challenge myself. It's kind of like all right. Cory this is your like gauntlet of. If you're good director to put fucking fred armisen as thor. It's like i. I could do it. I could do it. Can i do it. I don't know if i go. But i like that. That's the thing. Can you make crystal wall superman. Maybe no he's super old and it's like wh- like this is batman beyond territory. You know like he's not been swimming for years. You know me. And i have a second answer. Sure as well. Yeah because i think talking about like these older films not older but not within the current. Dc yeah continuity. I think and keep the casting. But let's do like a real jona hex Keep a colon. megan fox. I mean have fucking. Snyder directed if we want like that. Like a jona. Hex like a proper jonah. Hex that gets the treatment and deserves would be amazing because bruin was great in that movie. There's nothing bad i. It's not a great movie. There's nothing bad. I can say about josh. Brolin has jonah hex and the makeup was on point. I would just love to see a real real stab like a serious take not just like ooh. It's comic book movie but like let's we're in the air now where we can take these things seriously. Let's do jonah hex last question last question. Last question comes from brad brad. What anime would you like to see in rubber hose animation or what rubber hose animation. Would you like to see an anime style. Example death note ala silly symphonies for those. You don't know what rubber hoses it's like. The original disney. Movie like steamboat. Willie were they all removed. Everything's always come example. What anime would i see in a rubber hose. Tie one punch man right. Like that's the i would love wild beasts. Look like just farted in. Bali even know what that looks like. I know right partying people's mouths. Before when i want to see is a rubber hose animation I don't have a lot of reference. So i would say i would be down to see my iraq damien and rubber hose. I don't have a lot of reference. Oh the other way to rubber hose in an anime styles as a rubber so good it would be so that's it would actually work to the insanity which it is the question the other way around as well or just the anime as rubber hose is or it's not okay If you had pokemon as rubber hose than they will turn into fun goes waist. I don't. I'm having such a drag wolsey about that. I thought a quick second but they while they're charging. I i think oh you know what because we say cuphead berserk dark. Yeah do people get kill and yeah it feels like it actually would lend itself to the cuphead of like peers as battle. That's really freaking hard and it's not easy and there's drama is. There is a rubber hose enemy. I'd like to see an enemy style though. I mean bupe seeing who who's was his name. It's not is it. Willie that's the that's the rabbit. That's snow now so it's not disney. It yeah because he doesn't want brothers or some We'll know i it's it's they brought him into that. One i mean disney came up at walt. Disney came up with it but it doesn't have the intellectual property for. Yeah i would wanna see him. Donna in an attack oswaldo oswald. Yes i would wanna see him. God i am attack on titan style. Can you imagine avatar is with the rubber rubber hoses. I think just because there's so much movement already like the mind boggling that would happen with the rubber hose. Animation advertise the last air. Bender can because i feel like they've referenced it in different things because there's an episode. Yeah but like the whole thing would change everything about it. I mean they can go really hokey with it too right. Yeah i mean. I don't know if you guys played bendy in the ink machine which is a rooster teeth game. Yes yeah and they did a video on it. Check it out on her youtube jagan anyway. Then that's been this week's update thank you so much to Jeremy m black mamba embi rad for sending in your questions. We love answering questions so please do. Send them in Feel free to reach out to us on our social media which is nerd on. Tv on everything Do check out our youtube All of our episodes All of our episodes of nerd on the podcast go there in video form And we also have all sorts of gaming content and stuff like that we also have our twitch. Check that out a really easy thing to remember. Is our website nerd on dot tv and it has all the links to all of the things Do consider joining the note on nation. Like i mentioned before it does allow us to keep creating small powerful stronger faster harder to kill And that's what the note on nation does the six million dollar man. June six million dollars. 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090: Paramount+ First Thoughts
"You're listening to the stream was the podcast that discusses all of the latest happenings regarding your favorite streaming services. Find out which savvas is winning the war this time around the latest episode of the streaming wars doesn't with me and we're here to cover everything from march third through the night. We have a couple of different service. Updates we've got some more sports news and our main discussion is going to be paramount. Plus as it launched last week actually the same day that our latest episode released. But we're gonna talk about that in a little bit other things related paramount plus so that. Let's start off service updates. So the first thing i want to talk about is google tv with chromecast is is adding kids profiles this month in the us. Now the specific focus of the articles out there was that google is adding the ability to create kid profiles so you could use the device for your children and control the content that they have the ability to watch it also allows them to have customizable youtube suggestions and things like that which obviously helps you tubes algorithm and google as a company as a whole but i think most importantly what i found really unique about this is that it sets the device a little bit different from some of the other devices that are out there. Obviously amazon has the ability to have kids. Profiles roku does not have profiles and i think outside of even the kids element. I think this is a really interesting idea. Because having the ability let's let's be honest most households that are going to have a streaming device in general. Not may i would say most of us are going to have at least more than one person in the in the household. And if that's the case there's a good chance that you watch different types of content and i say this because most people are already using streaming services and have multiple profiles on each streaming service specifically tied to the content that that specific person watches. I have a profile watch specific content. My wife has a different one. My kids use a different one. Every one of us watch different things. I don't want to get suggestions for stuff that my kids are watching. I don't want to necessarily see recommendations on the same stuff. My wife likes to watch without me. That's not the kind of content that i want and it's really good for the algorithms for not just the streaming services and obviously this new thing with google to suggest content that we wanna watch specifically to get us to watch content. Either it's on youtube and there's an ad presented whether it's on an ad supported service that is going to play ads and that content is going to know help that company earn money or whatever. That's the whole reason why profiles exists so it surprising one that google is doing this surprising in the sense of that. It hadn't happened sooner. I'll just say that. But i think this is really smart to do for not just the kids aspect but the adult aspect. Yeah this is really surprising. Dealing other has a you know. Device level profile is are the amazon fire devices. my daughter has amazon fire tablet. And we the kids mode enabled so basically she has her own special operating system that has games and a bunch of weird content. That she likes. I know exactly what it is. But she it so That's the only type of device lovell profiles that i really have seen. I think this is an interesting concept. I think there is a better integration with like having a device level profile on google because google also youtube in you can have a better integration there of okay like this is the kid's profile can only show like kids related to content and was a little bit more clear and obvious but look at devices. In general there are no device level type profiles that happen yes you have a permissions due to like okay are wearing download like certain content ranges. Are we going to allow apps that have like explicit content or something like that right usually the the restrictions on content fall to the services themselves so like Disney plus my daughter has her own profile. Just so that you know tailored to all kids content related. She doesn't shouldn't have access to watching like more action shows. It's just more fits her age Same thing with amazon basically any other streaming services that has you know profiles and would be nice to see like on a device of okay. This is a kids profile and then every streaming service just will get that information automatically sign in the app that that current way. I think that would help especially parents as they move forward of trying to remember. Okays sign into the service to anita. Make sure to start something that i'm in the right profile. Kids are kids and they're smart and they figured technology and all of a sudden they're going to open up their favorite app and it's all going to play something they're not supposed to Just because they are A very curious people so overall i like the idea of the device level profile because he can have like even like device level the profile level like apps. Silly this one person might just like these few apps the other person. I like these other few apps. I don't know more think about. It's actually kind of an interesting idea you even as an advertising perspective you can cuomo almost personalized the devices themselves and you know script information because each person has a different profile. I'm getting a little bit away. The conversation here but i think it will. Tv taking a device level profile idea is i can see the having some benefit. I'm curious to see if this bet for them. Works and if it does arena seelig roku in other device providers kind of a similar idea there and just piggybacking off some use. The one thing that i'm hoping for is that there is a way to figure out how to integrate the profiles that google's doing device specific to profile specific on the streaming services themselves. You know obviously. Because i've got a kids profile on netflix. For my kids. I want them to be able to access that. I don't want them be able to access all of netflix's by accidentally clicking on their their profile but somebody else's profile. I don't want them going. Hbo max click on their profile but they could click on another profile and the thing is there is parental controls as far as once. You're into the profile. You know you can't get out of. Hbo max is kids profiles without a pin. If you if you put that in place the issue of course you have to be there first. And that's the thing. And how many times have we just been randomly logged out of something number one. We're using them when we log in it logs into the default account and you have to switch profiles from there so and plus disney plus you just log in brings up the screen of all the profiles and i've no clue that my kid is gonna recognize okay which icon is hers. She can pick any of them and then if the default first one is going to be like mine which i'm an adult obviously Then yeah that she might just click the default or she might click. You know some of their accounts so even Even from the non default scenario prisoner with the screen. There's like a one in something chance that they're going to click on the on their own profile which means there's just a high chain so they can get off of the profile other supposed to so i think the current state of profiles in kids profiles. It can definitely improved a man. I think that the school tv experiments isn't new idea in new attack. A new approach to this problem because there are some weeks box. There are some gaps into streaming services and dealing with kids and kids content. And honestly this is really. I think the first stop to making way more specific to the individual users in general. And i think that's all right so moving right along the other service up that we have is. Were media's ceo jason killer. He had talked about a variety of different things. One of the things that he specifically talked about was the upcoming aviad tier which he specifically didn't give any details but he did talk about how there were the entire intent behind it is that it turns out the most people on this planet or not wealthy and and as they go into other markets outside of the us they have to approach it from. They can't charge as much as they're currently charging here in the united states outside of the us. So that's one of the driving factors for the aviad. Tier is that when they go into these international markets. They need to be offering a cheaper alternative to than what we are. Currently the only that we have here in the united states. That's part of it also. He talks about some europe rollouts. He also mentioned some things about the movies and how they're they've been pleased with the results from the movies that are being shown on. Hbo max at the same time. they are in theaters. But overall i think the big takeaway is that the when it comes to money they know that aviad is something that they desperately need and we know that it's also coming in the next few months The against the latest assumptions is that it will be here before june. So it's only a matter of months away which means it's only a matter of time before we're hearing more details about this but that's the big takeaways that aviad is very important to the further success and the growth of hbo. Max you know. I'm obviously glad that avon's coming for hbo. max. I think that's going to be a big push. Subscribers and subscriptions as they move forward. It's really gonna more people would be more apt to that and not just because there's ads. People aren't apt to ads but people are apt to service a much pushback. Something on what she said about. You know calar saying it's good. That evolved services are there because then they can have cheaper alternatives for people different countries I wanna push back a little bit because if you look at net flicks like yes. They have a. It's not the highest dreaming. It's not the highest price for subscription. But it's you know. I think number one number two or three in terms of price especially in the united states but in other markets they. It's not like a one to one correlation with us price to the price of in their markets so like the euro send a one to one correlation adjusting for currency inflation. All that stuff so markets it's it's vastly different and so i think india it's like what three bucks or something i. It's it's difficult to get factor till that but it's substantially lower than. What is the united states. And so if hbo really really wanted to push themselves it can lower the price into other markets because you know in some areas trying to reach So many people. There's so many devices there's so many different opportunities so that you can bring down your price a little bit. You can recoup that with volume in. So that's why to push back a little bit on avon. It's not the end up. Y'all solution for them to grow in the future on there's plenty of streaming services that do not have a fight that a proven successful. I mean the two leading ones united states. are you know netflixing disney plus and they don't have ads so the main thing for their growth isn't gonna be avon. It's going to be its contents going to be on. Its ease of use in a bunch of other things. So that's i think that's one thing so yeah there's there's one thing i just wanna push back on but another thing that i found interesting about this article in its at the very bottom. It's carb drops like one or two sentences about cnn in he you know he's he's excited about the opportunity with cnn. Talks rumors reports everyone to describe it. That warnermedia's looking to spin up Stena loans seen in subscription service. I think that you know we collectively push back You and identify. Why would you do that. But it's nice to see columbia like okay. Hey that's actually seen in creates good content. It's an interesting. it's a good business. And he liked to see an opportunity that there could be even more. And i know that he's saying that as charge of yet warnermedia in general but it makes me excited because he recognizes the value. That cnn has seen in media business. I know that a lot of times people say cnn. And they have the media association with news. And it's a whole another campers that we don't talk about but they also have on their channel really good documentaries High production quality informative content. What is like they had a couple of series where they documented like the twenties thirties and forties. I mean they just one on every every single decade and it was really informative in great series. And so it's nice to see calar recognized. That cnn has value in. I'm curious where what their plans are gonna be. I don't think a stalemate service is the best idea. I think they could bring that content into each max in really unique corner of content on the. You're not really gonna see on other streaming services so it's it's it gives me hope that he recognizes that There is an appeal. There is an alert. That cnn brings something to the table in. He's gonna try to incorporate that in the water media portfolio things all right so then moving into our next topic specifically this has to do with sports. I know we talked about sports but sports are big deal. As a couple of different small things. Premier lacrosse league has officially been announced that their games are going to be moving peacocks. peacock premier also the. Wb network will go dark. As of april fourth as they shift to peacock details for that have also been released as far as what. What would that is actually going to be. Initially peacock will have a bunch of content but they will not have the entire extent of what was was previously available on the ww network. Intentive getting all of that content on their hopefully by the time of summer slam which is in august of this year. But that's what's happening there but the big sports news over the past week is that amazon is reportedly close to a deal to carry more exclusive. Nfl games specifically looking at thursday nights as the premier place to find thursday night football. Right now i believe. Cbs and amazon or splitting the rights for thursday night football and it looks like starting twenty three it might be amazon exclusive for those games. I know people are talking a tired. Probably tired of talking about sports. I think sports are really important for streaming services once again amazon has made a deal with the nfl and carrying games. I think that that's kind of the norm that they will host. You know thursday night games us year. They hosted a serenade game. It's a big deal. But it's kind of the normally gets me. What what i find interesting is the exclusivity part of the contract in. That's important because most nfl games especially united states live on three channels you know. Cbs fox and nbc. Sometimes they might be on another channel but that's like super it's very rare so them getting the exclusive rights to a game is pretty big because then that forces the football fans. Nfl fans if they like this team more football just on thursday night when the week's been stressful and you just want to chill out and just watch something that's the that doesn't really have apply to really pay attention. It forces people to check out amazon. Prime so i think the exclusively part of this contract is i think it's genius. Think it's a great way to get people subscribing to prime and the prime ecosystem and keep involved in it's a whole new It's just a new class of a subscribers. I wonder we could see you know this this idea of the exclusivity part of like taking something that is on a on a linear tv in only be exclusive on a streaming service from see that trend by other companies. But i think that this is a bold new bama's on. They have the cash to spin on sports rights. Sports streaming rights. They're just really expensive in general so they have the cash. This is a bold move him. I think it's i think it's a slam dunk move. What are your thoughts. Yeah it for for the growth of amazon. I think it's important. It's interesting because obviously amazon has the the money to do. Basically whatever they want when it comes to streaming but we've always been told when executives from amazon talk about Streaming is that. It's a way to get customers to subscribe to him some prime to utilize amazon prime and then obviously use their platform to buy products. That's what they've always said. But it seems as if this actually goes through this would be probably know the it would be the biggest position to get prime to really get into to really be used by a lot more people. I mean to be fair. They've got some good shows. They have some good movies but they're not very regular as far as how often they released those things yes. They've won some awards for a variety of different series and films that they've had but when it comes to content in general on a normal basis. They have you know a steady stream of content that they license from elsewhere but as far as new original content. They don't have anywhere near as much as some of the other players out there. Honestly i put them right in. Longside hulu is like there. There is some new content all the time. But there's just not very much because it feels like the the the the service it sells self is secondary to something else who lose secondary obviously disney plus and. That's why they've got what's going on over there for amazon. I think this is a position for them to really show that they're all in on streaming and it puts him in a unique spot where you know they will have a lot of people were subscribing to the prime service whether or not it's for shipping or not just able to watch these games. I completely agree. I think one interesting part of this deal. Is you know. Obviously transactions are a deal between two parties. There's obviously both parties have to get something out of obviously This deal from amazon perspective is supposed to gain more prime subscribers. I think that's a of this relationship but the nfl they're really sensitive to ratings to to how many people watch games. I think every year every february people talk about okay. How many people are the super bowl. And it's actually kind of important the past four years. There's been some rhetoric about how certain things that are going on have affected then if ratings that have happened that occur. We're not going to get into that but those are brought up in the nfl. Pay attention to that. Nfl owners har that the key stakeholders into the nfl. Making these types of decisions and so amazon really is going to have to deliver on so that they can keep you know the. Nfl's attention that they can keep getting these contracts or maybe it's not amazon as somebody else outbids them. They're going to have to prove that they can get the amount of viewers or get a substantial amount of viewers. If you have these exclusive contracts that you know putting a game on. Like cbs nbc. Or foxwood and i think that's important. That's a porn papa that i don't think people are going to talk about because it's it's we're the streaming wars talk about the streaming part of things but this isn't transactional deal in the. Nfl has to get something out of it. And so when this contract ends. I am kind of curious with the nfl's positions to be and depending on the nfl's position that might affect other under sports leagues. That might look into you know. Let's just have games streamed exclusively on streaming services Nba has a lot of revenue. Mlb a just. There's a lot of factors go in here and all the second order consequences that i feel it could be easily missed if you don't like flush them out so it all this is a big bet and i hope it works for all sides all right so then with that we're gonna move straight into our main topic of discussion. Which is the launch paramount plus now paramount plus launched last week. I ended up having well. There's a question. I have not had the time you subscribe to plus and check it out so i'm going to be going to be the person who knows nothing about the service and how it interacts dustin. How'd you like it did was there enough. Content was the app easy to use. What are your thoughts as somebody who never used. Cbs all access. I can't compare the two. Because i was never a. Cbs all exits subscriber specifically. I looked at this as well. They have some content. That's unique and interesting. There was content over the years it had released on. Cbs alexis that obviously supporting over to paramount. Plus then i was like. Oh maybe now's the time to to check it out. But the other thing that kind of enticed me was the fact that they had an offer where it was fifty percent off a year's subscription if you paid upfront for the first year. So i was looking at paramount plus specifically to serve a couple of different things one. I like the idea of having live news. Because i don't have live news on any of the services that i have outside of peacock. I'm not a huge fan of what peacock has as far as news. Cbs tends be more neutral when they talk about the political stuff and things like that. So i was like okay. This'll give me another option of news. Outside of just having the stuff from msnbc laura nbc. News so i was. I was one. I don't watch a lot of sports. So i didn't really care about the sports. It was really just well. It's dirt cheap. I get live news and on top of that. So they'll have content that you know. I can watch. And there was some content that i know like my. My daughter's gotten recently into watching. Some of the nickelodeon shows they were actually flakes but there are also available on paramount plus or extended versions of extended versions in the sense of like there's more seasons or more current episodes. They're available specifically on paramount. Plus so when. I was like okay. Well you know for fifty dollars for an entire year i can at least give it a try because i subscribe to the premium version. And you know that comes out to less than on base basically paying for any other services right now so i was like. There's it's it's not a matter of it's not really a matter of cost as far as trying it out and then obviously they've already promised that their theatrical movies that they release are going to be coming to the service within forty five days of being in theaters. Quiet place part two. I'm interested in seeing them. Interested in seeing mission impossible. Seven and paramount has a decent run a videos. That are decent films that released that. I would be interested in watching as well. So i figured. Hey what the heck for year. Let's just try it okay. So let's get into the the the the service itself so the service itself signing up was pretty self explanatory pretty easy nothing really the only thing that is because i signed up typically or technically the day before it launched on the day it launched. I was told. I got like a push notification on my phone that said download the update for paramount. Plus and i did in just immediately switched over. Cvs alexis to paramount plus the icon. Change was no big deal. As far as the computer goes is the exact same thing. Cbs alexis log in immediately worked for paramount. Plus there's a couple of things that i am not a huge fan of one before i get into the content there's no watchlist feature which i can't comprehend why they don't have that because that is something that literally every streaming service has you find a show that you wanna watch you put it on a watchlist literally every service that i has. I have has that. And there's even streaming devices like the google tv or the roku that you can put things on a watch list so you can watch them later. They don't have that. And i don't understand why because there are some shows on cbs. That i would that. I used to watch that i was like. Oh maybe i'll come back and watch it. Sounds like but. I can't save them so there is still something going on with the adding on showtime. Because i was the other thing i was i was interested in was when you had. Cbs l. access. You could add showtime to your subscription for a nominal up charge per month and there are a lot of shows. I used to actually be a showtime subscriber. When i subscribe to cable and there was a lot of shows. I liked watching on showtime. So i thought oh okay. We'll i'll get showtime and added on. Can't do that yet. I don't know when it's hanging to happen. But you can't do that when i was actually subscribing to. Cbs all access the day prior to paramount plus launching. I looked at some different. Faq's and some comments online and things like that talking about how to add showtime to your bundle and it can give you the option. There was no option everywhere at told you to go. It literally just showed you a spots. That was blank. Everything was telling you what to click on. Wasn't there anymore. Because i don't know when that's going to happen. Because i was looking forward to potentially adding showtime to this and then having the content from showtime which would watch on a regular basis. But it's not there yet. So i'm not sure exactly what's going on with that when you get to the content side boys there. There's not a lot there to be honest. I mean there's a lot of content in general but it seems to be at the same level as peacock when it launched there are some original content that reported over obviously from cbs. All access there's content. There's movies that weren't there that are part of the paramount library and things like that but overall not a ton of content. The thing that's really annoying is that there are lots of shows that when you click on the show it shows you the episodes that are available and there are like weird groups of seasons and there's weird groups of episodes that are available and not available and obviously i understand that some of that content is licensed elsewhere. But i think that's the biggest problem when it comes to sue paramount pluses and while they have been touting that they're all about making sure that they can still licensed content think. The biggest problem is the things that they have. That people would probably. Actually you know go after to watch are already somewhere else. And that's the biggest problem. I mean unless you are specifically looking at watching current episodes of content that design. Cvs as a way to watch it without. You know the commercials because you're watching live or you don't have an on demand option or anything like that. Then the services great for you and the price is great. But there's not a lot here that i could see myself going back to like. I feel like this is exactly like peacock but i don't. I don't pay for peacock because i have xfinity internet. So i get for free and i think that's the biggest problem with paramount pluses. It's just it exists there. Some content there occasionally. You'll find something but when it comes to what i'm looking for. There's not enough there to make me go. Oh yeah. I can't wait for this now. Obviously that change. If i can add showtime for a nominal charge and i was only having to pay like a couple of dollars on top of her mom plus to have have showtime. Maybe it'd be more worthwhile. Because they're shows on a regular basis that are available on showtime that. I would wanna watch you know. There's it's it's strange. What they choose to do when it comes to some of their shows the very successful shows. Before i guess realized we really need to get into the stream side of things. They went in licensed. They're they're they're popular shows. Which makes sense brings in money but how long before they actually start bringing some of this stuff back. Or how long is it before. They have more new original series or series that they keep for themselves. Because that's the part that. I'm not seeing here compared to somebody like hbo. Max which specifically sought back when after like friends one of their shows to keep it themselves instead of paying the licensing rights are earning the licensing rights from a streaming service and obviously were brother still license content elsewhere. Everybody's still licenses content elsewhere even disney has some content is on a regular basis cycled around at different streaming services. But i think it's important that you have a consistent basis and i think the things that are going to draw people into paramount plus are going to be the same things that are going to drive people away because they're going to realize that there are certain things they're looking for that aren't even available that that makes a lotta sense and i can totally see a year frustration. There you know once again. I'm rooting for cbs. I mean the man that for burma From the outside looking in the only for me personally yes march madness is coming up and i would like to watch you know. Those games life in a lot of them are on. Cbs so that'll be fun to watch. But other than that. The biggest troll and i can see from paramount plus is the backlog of movies from paramount And just though that that the backlog movies content seems like it's most important asset right now but like you said i can just go on prime whatever movie. I'm interested in at the moment. So i mean yeah. They have the festive furious series. But i can just go to prime and just download that That for you know a night. So i understand your frustration. Hopefully over time that they have the adult the add more originals original content. They can google service that way. But right now from what i understand from looking from the outside and hearing your perspective from the inside it's it's another nascent streaming service just starting from not necessarily the beginning 'cause bs alexis put it scope is wider so it is in in in the scheme of trying to go for a grander scope. It is still a very infant streaming service. One year's time let's let's you know circle back and see what happens. See with the service can have. Is it going to grow at whole like disney. Plus which i doubt it can replicate that success or hbo. Max peacock account as it goes against those players. So i've which plus the best. But he had the just does not sound like a service that i'd be personally interested but hopefully they can have enough content the future. That would be something that. I want to check for long-term all right so with that. That's going to wrap up this episode. If you're interested in seeing any of the trailers that have released over the past weeks please. Head over to our youtube channel. Where we have a specific playlist. dach- showcases all the new trailers from the newest trailers to the latest to the oldest trailers over the past couple of weeks as we build that those individual playlists. 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Fri. 04/24 - Google Battens Down The Hatches
"Welcome to the tech name ride home for Friday April twenty. Four twenty twenty. I'm Brian McCullough today. Ats's CEO Rides off into the sunset as both a surprise and not a surprise at all whole bunch of interesting Google news all at once more on that Zero Day. More data on tech industry hiring and layoffs and of course the weekend long read suggestions. Here's what you missed today. In the world of tech this might be a bit inside baseball but it is big news. Even if you're not familiar with some of the names. At and T. CEO. Randal Stevenson is stepping down from his post and the current president and COO. John Stinky will be taking over the CEO position beginning July first now. I'm not sure how far to get into the weeds here but Stevenson. Leaving now is sort of surprising. And that's the same time. It was widely expected. He would leave soon and yet at the same time there had been activists investors who were pushing Stevenson to leave earlier and the whole stinky. Taking over thing is eyebrow raising because stanky is the dude that pushed. At and T. to get into the content business which was always controversial. Like if you've been anticipating. Hbo Max Stinky is the Dude. That made that happen. He's also the dude that pushed out all of the old blood at HBO. The old blood that some people like me would call geniuses anyway this is from CNBC quote stinky who is being groomed as Stevenson's successor over the last couple of years recently dropped his position as CEO of at and T.'s. Werner media which will soon be led by Hulu Cofounder Jason Killer Elliott Management. The activists investment firm that pushed for executive changes at. At and T. SET. It supports stinky as the company's CEO. The firm had previously been skeptical of putting stinky at the helm of the company. Cnbc previously reported and quote. So yeah you can see. There are layers within layers of Kremlinology. You could go into here if you want. Who's really winning? Now is hard to say and what this means for. At and T. Going forward is even harder to say as Edmund Lee at the New York Times tweeted quote activists investor. Elliott was upset with St Elevation to see. Oh last year and tried to stop his rise. Here's what Elliott says. Now Elliott Supports John. Sankey as at and T.'s. Next CEO we look forward to working with John as he begins his term. As CEO and quote Stinky's appointment is not surprising. It was his to lose but the main question. I have is the timing randal. Stevenson had said he would stay on as CEO through this year. At least what happened and quote paging Dan primack or Peter Kafka or somebody tell us what's going on here whole bunch of Google news over the last twelve hours first of all as expected. Google is feeling the pinch of the Krahn Virus Moment. Internal documents seen by. Cnbc suggests that Google plans to cut its marketing budget and marketing spend by fifty percent for the second half of this year while at the same time freezing. All marketing related jobs in hiring. This would be a more dramatic cost. Cutting move than Google had been telegraphing even last week. Quote the drastic move comes a week after alphabet. Ceo Sooner Pichai said Google would be pulling back on some of its investments for the rest of the year amid the cove in nineteen crisis starting with hiring however at the time. Pachon only said it would recalibrate quote non-business essential marketing and quote significantly. Slow down hiring. There were not mentioned of such drastic budget cuts or hiring freezes and quote Google by the way spent eighteen point. Four six billion dollars on sales and marketing in two thousand nineteen though not all of that is straight up marketing. A lot of that represents the cost required to acquire clicks for its own advertising business but at the same time. I've seen numbers suggesting that. Search Marketing in terms of ad spend across the board has been dropping as much as twenty to twenty five percent over the last month and has ever you know that's Google's everything in terms of revenue also. Remember what we said just this week. Vis-a-vis snap and Google and facebook in terms of the sorts of advertisers. That Google and facebook rely on. They tend rely more on small businesses. And of course small businesses right now so anyway. Josh Bernstein also saw some leaked images from two thousand. Nineteen that suggest Google had been considering a feature. Which would let users tip money to websites like wired or the New York Times part of its contributor program quoting from techcrunch last year Google explored tipping as a new wing of Google contributor. A service that lets people pay around one percent per page view to remove ads from partnered websites screen shots of the tipping feature showed the ability to make one time donations of twenty cents to five dollars to help support sites. WanNa see more content like this on our site support with a contribution version explained. It's unclear if Google would have taken the same ten percent cut of tips that does from contributor ad removal fees. Google mocked up designs for tipping on sites like The New York Times wired and even tech crunch if Google had launched the tipping feature. It could have provided a valuable tool to sites battered by the declining display ad market and now amid corona virus lockdowns. That have canceled events and reduced podcast listenership that media publishers rely on for revenue. The ability to accept donations could have helped sights. Avoid laying off staff. Perhaps Google should consider resurrecting tipping as a more sustainable form of assistance alongside its New Journalism Emergency Relief Fund and quote and finally Google announced that it will now require all advertisers on its platform to verify their identities beginning first with advertisers in the US and all existing advertisers have only thirty days to complete the verification process quoting CNBC. Google is making the change to prevent advertisers for misrepresenting themselves and says it should allow customers to see who's running ads and which country they're located in consumers have seen a proliferation of ads for products from dubious advertisers like fake vaccines in recent months. Fake businesses have also been an issue existing. Advertisers will have thirty days wants notified to complete the Verification Process. Since the company is doing the roll out in phases. According to a spokeswoman if they don't submit the documents by then Google said it will suspend the account and the advertisers ability to serve ads until they provide it. The company said consumers will start seeing disclosures that list. This information on the advertiser when they click why this ad on placements beginning this summer. Google will begin by verifying advertisers in the US and will expand globally expecting that. The process will take a few years to complete. Google began requiring political advertisers to verify their identity back in two thousand eighteen before running election ads and quote as someone who has bought Google ads for the better part of twenty years to me. The most shocking thing is that Google announced this out of the blue and is only giving advertisers thirty days to comply. Forget what they just said about that being phased rollout because usually when Google makes a big change like this it's super super slow even if it's 'cause medic changes like to the ads dashboard or something like that. They phase it in over months. Or even years so doing something this fundamental and giving only thirty days to comply. I'm super curious to know what is behind the sudden urgency and also. If you're not familiar with how Google ads works. Consider this for twenty years. Google never asked advertisers to identify themselves before. Never once let that sink in for a moment and you might get a sense of what a big deal. This sudden change in philosophy really is remember that story from earlier in the week about an Ios zero day that was found by the Cybersecurity Company. Zecha OPS and which affected basically all iphones and IPADS for over a year. Well it turns out that the vulnerability was in the mail APP and while a patch of the mail. App is still forthcoming Apple. Says it is found zero evidence yet that hackers were actively exploiting this zero day exploit quitting mark. Gherman apple is countering assertions by cybersecurity companies ops that software flaws may have allowed hackers to infiltrate iphones and other IOS devices for more than a year. Apple launched an investigation and said in a statement. The male issue was insufficient by itself to allow cyber attackers to bypass built insecurity. Adding will fix the issue soon quote. We have thoroughly investigated the research report and based on the information provided have concluded these issues do not pose an immediate risk to our users. The researcher identified three issues in male but alone they are insufficient to bypass iphone and IPAD security protections and we have found no evidence they were used against customers and quote. Let's take a look at a specific type of company. That tiny tends to like to buy. If what I'm about to describe sounds like you. You need to talk to tiny. Let's say you raise some money and you've built a good business a good business with serious revenue and maybe some province but you know at this point you're never going to achieve venture scale. You're doing great. You found product market fit delight your customers and you become the company you were meant to be but look those folks who invested in you were hoping for a tax return and you're never gonNA get there that's fine. There's no shame in growing a good profitable business ever. Your investors need a soft landing though and that's fine to your company needs a good home for the long term. That's exactly where tiny comes in. Tiny knows founders went to sell their companies without dealing with the brain damage. That sometimes entails founders. Don't WANNA freak out their team. Don't want to jeopardize their hard work by flipping too short term oriented buyers. Don't want to answer to micromanage boards. If this is you go talk to tiny and get to know a buyer who will put all your fears to rest tiny capital. Dot Com and when you get in touch. Tell them Brian you these days. It's a question you've got to ask yourself. How do you verify users? Without the risk of in-person contact ever wonder the secret to how high growth companies like bricks and next door verify users identity without a wall of form fields or an in person visit they use NATO by block. Score COG NETO is identity verification services for our social distancing world cognito developer friendly. Api instantly verifies users on your APP or website with just a phone number using bankrate identity verification. No asking for social security numbers addresses strange questions about the color of your first car or dare. I say a photo of your driver's license. You probably already know that. Even adding one more field or requiring an in person visit will kill your sign up rate. So don't do it. Cognitive is trusted by hundreds of businesses to onboard millions of customers seamlessly and safely. So if you need to trust your users are who they say. They are without playing twenty questions or asking them to drive by visit. Cognito H Q dot Com and tell them Brian sent you. That's cognito H Q dot Com. I've got some more data here. So let's do another quick high level check in on hiring slash layoffs in the tech industry and the startup ecosystem analysts. Say they're seeing drops of around twenty percent in job openings. At tech companies and startups from mid March to mid April with steep drops in sectors like supply chain logistics and delivery I e big pullbacks around ECOMMERCE companies quote. The drawdowns have been especially acute in the bay area in the sub sector of Internet and technology including companies like pinterest and yelp these platforms have reported significant bumps in user engagement but they have been offset by a sharp slowdown in advertising spending. Even more traditional roles seemed to be on precarious footing postings for software hardware and. It jobs have dropped double digits between mid March and Mid April between January first and April fifteenth well established hardware companies like analog devices Dell Intel and Micron have all cut job postings between thirty and sixty percent over that same timeframe last year the companies either increased listings or held fairly steady even industries seemingly poised to benefit amid strict social distancing measures have seen wide pullbacks job postings cybersecurity infrastructure. Seems like it would be as important as ever with more people working from home but those companies aren't necessarily ramping up. Hiring of the top twenty most valuable public cybersecurity companies tracked by think numb six have reduced the number of job hosting since the start of the year to have held hiring steady while just to others have added to their job boards and Fintech has seen one of these starkest divergences in hiring trends some firms have benefited from the shift to digital and contactless payments like paypal. The company nearly doubled the number of job postings between January first and April fifteenth during that same period last year listings actually declined but hiring at some of the most highly valued financial tech startups like S-o-f-i and stripe are down double digits since the start of the year overall of the two hundred nineteen privately held companies with valuations of a billion dollars or more that are tracked by linked in supply chain logistics and delivery companies are slowing the fastest with a decline of seventy two percent in job postings. Travel startups have also been slammed with listings down forty seven percent just between February and March. End Quote time for the weekend suggestions. First off scene at looks at how so kind? Workers are coping with the whole work from home strain quote for decades. Silicon Valley sold itself as a worker's Utopia. The promise was that. If you worked hard you'd succeed with big salaries employee perks and stock option. Payoffs that could make you a millionaire. This is the driving force behind the always connected work culture in Silicon Valley but for families stuck at home with no caretaker backups. To speak of many employees are being left to choose between caring for loved ones and doing their daily work. The nonstop twenty four hour work culture that lead many tech companies to hire high and chefs for Free Food Cafeterias offer on site car oil changes and some cases do free. Dry cleaning is running up against the realities of childcare and other family care in self quarantine at home situations the unspoken agreement that all those benefits came in exchange. For long and grueling. Work Hours is falling apart at home and quote. You WanNa know who's really having a moment right now. The PREP IRS. We set on last WEEKEND'S BONUS EPISODE. Tech folks were early in sounding the alarm on the crunch virus and there's a lot of self styled prep irs in the valley as the time says now with Kobe. Nineteen they feel vindicated because they are the coders and founders long snickered at for stockpiling flour and toilet paper. We're absolutely right properly mast and drenched in pure L. They are railing against a tech press that they feel mocked them as late as February for reducing travel and not shaking hands. They are of course they are making a slew of Kobe. Related Start Up. Investments and a cool-headed blog called the prepared with features like prepping checklist for beginners. And rational reasons you should prepare is emerging as a voice of the movement and quote. You know how in the wire they said if you follow the money you never know where you'll end up. Well Sophos News actually did. This actually followed the money and the profits and everything else surrounding sex store. Shen Spam Scheme that actually think we talked about earlier or maybe later last year. Remember those emails saying you don't know me but I'm emailing you because I saw what you did on your Webcam and I've got the video to prove it. I know I got those anyway. So focus followed the crypto wallet addresses that scammers used to collect their extortion money relating to the scam and quote while the Sex Scams. Themselves were hardly innovative. The cryptocurrency flow wasn't the only thing that suggested a certain sophistication behind some of these attackers many of the messages relied on a number of technically interesting obfuscation methods to try to slip by spam filters and while the vast majority of recipients either never saw the messages or didn't pay enough saw and fell for the ploy that wallets associated with the messages pulled in fifty point nine eight. Btc during the five-month period that amounts to roughly four hundred seventy three thousand dollars based on the average daily price at the times the payments were made an average of three thousand one hundred dollars a day and quote another excerpt from Sarah Friars. Instagram book called no filter. This one looks at the whole background of the instagram acquisition by facebook and how it managed to evade antitrust scrutiny quote the regulators were shortsightedly looking at the current marketplace and ignoring what facebook and instagram had the potential to be in a few years or even months the real value of instagram and facebook together was their network effect the momentum they gained as more people joined even if someone enjoyed using instagram competitor like path. If their friends weren't on it they wouldn't stay path. Shut down in two thousand eighteen. After selling to a South Korean company Zebra understood that understood that the hardest part of creating a business would be creating a new habit for users and a group. They all wanted to spend time with instagram. Was Easier to buy than to build because once a network takes off. There are a few reasons to join a smaller one. It becomes a part of the infrastructure of society unquote and finally once again. I can't get enough of Jack Dorsey profiles especially when that comes from Nick. Bilton and especially one that includes details like these this is from Vanity Fair quote for the past four and a half years. Jack Dorsey has been living his best life while the forty three year. Old multi-billionaire is one of the only CEO's on the S. and P. Five hundred who oversees to public companies twitter and square with more than eight thousand employees and is an angel investor or advisor to startups until the corona virus. Recently the global economy he might have been one of the least stressed out people in America as he talked about last year when he went on a podcasting spree each day. Dorsey wakes up in his multi million dollar glass mansion with postcard views of the Golden Gate Bridge checks to see what the sleep tracking ring on. His finger says then lowers himself into an ice bath before meditating and a warm tent Sauna. This is followed by a seven minute workout. And then drinking his breakfast which he calls salt juice a concoction of water. Salt and lemon. Which is the only thing. He will eat until the evening when he enjoys his single real meal of the day. His Day wraps up in a slightly more extreme version of the way it began with a ritual fifteen minutes in his barrel sauna followed by three minutes in his ice bath which he does back and forth three times for an hour then he meditates again people close to Dorsey caution though that his health routine changes frequently. So what he's doing now likely doesn't align with what he talked about months ago and quote. Y'All admit I'm petty enough that I eat those sorts of details up but more importantly the piece goes into greater detail on the whole activists trying to fire Jack from twitter thing and the piece ends this way quote in an uncanny twist given the virus now decimating the global economy. Dorsey might have just received a stay of execution. Any stock declines will be attributed to krona virus eviscerating the markets as a whole according to someone familiar with the company's internal projections. The amount of time people spend on. Twitter is expected to rise this quarter while people around. The Globe are on lockdown in their homes. The one place. Millions are turning for a constant flow of information is social media especially twitter. More importantly for Dorsey is that with travel. Bans and social distancing cones CEO search will be limited and the killer likely won't be able to even attend the first board meeting in person which means. Dorsey won't be sweating as cone presses him with tough questions unlike the board members who oversee the company now but even the virus might not be enough to save. Dorsey in the slightly longer term. According to one person familiar with Elliot and Silver Lakes thinking there is another scenario. Inevitably the two investment firms could team up to acquire twitter taking it private and turning it into a true global utility akin to telecom or cable giant. If this were to happen the board would be disbanded and Dorsey would be cast out. And never let back into the building quote Jessica will get his way the cone observers said I can assure you one way or another Jesse will get his way. Jack has no chance and quote. Have you all heard about that? New Social Network that all the cool kids are using all the sudden. Clubhouse is the name. Hey clubhouse phya cool kid in Silicon Valley maybe send an invite my way. Not just for me. You understand but so I can report back on clubhouse to all the cool kids who listen to the show. You could always send a bunch of invites so that I could spread them around to the listeners. Thanks in advance. It's by the way all you who listeners. We've got a super cool weekend. Bonus episode coming your way tomorrow talking about something. I've been dying to dive deeper into for months. Now when you listen you'll understand why because we're going to discuss the company that I think has the best shot becoming one of the new tech oligarchs over the coming years so enjoy that and now not safe for work curse word trigger warning coming at you and five four three two. 'cause I'm in a mood? Y'All writing into the weekend like picture. This I'm Bagga. Change spoke to your lips. I will say that. Almost make the switch compensation by a crack crack Shit. I will follow up in Korea. It can kill us down on pizzas which we will cut up front facing chess little west. You're correct walk into guilty motherfuckers chat. Nobody nobody gets.
08/10 - CD Projekt Red details Cyberpunk 2077's classes, music, and guns
"Well go to the gaming ride home podcast for Monday August tenth, I and Kyle Hilliard. Here's a whole bunch of video game. Stop that happened recently. CD project read details, the classes music and guns of Cyberpunk Twenty, seventy, seven, and the last of us. Part two is getting a harder difficulty and a hermit death mode. Final fantasy seven remake and fall. Guys are both selling very well, and Warner media might be reconsidering its sale of its video game division. The second episode of Cyberpunk Twenty, seventy seven nights, city wire series, detailed classes, weapons, and the music of the game developer. CD Project Red shared the second episode of its nights city wire series this morning, which offered all kinds of new details about cyberpunk twenty, seventy, seven, it focused on three things. Predominantly, the three classes you can choose from the start of the. The music and the weapons. The classes in the game don't seem to necessarily be tied directly to game play. It's not like you're choosing between a character who uses a sword versus a character uses a bow and Arrow, but rather it dictates your narrative history. You can choose between street kid no mad or corporate. As a street kid, the idea is that you start the game in night city you grew up in night city, and as a result, you start the game with all kinds of knowledge and connections within night cities underground. A nomad is someone who grew up outside of night city, you live in the outskirts of the city. So that's where you start. It's like this big desert wasteland part of your goal as a nomad from the start of the game is to actually make your way into nights city from the outside. So once you're in night city, you have to start making connections and meet people. The third-class Corpo- gives you the opportunity to basically start the game as an upper class citizen with the idea that in your past, you climbed the corporate ladder, but it seems like the corporate world is very cut throat and. Scary and CYBERPUNK. Your class choice will also dictate what kind of choices you will see in the dialogue and what kind of secondary missions you can go after I. Think I'm GonNa, go, street, kid myself. They also spent time on the music specifically talking about the band that Kion Reeves's character. Johnny silver hand leads the Band's called Samurai. CD project red brought on the band refused to basically write an album for Samurai, and they talked to the band about the strange process of creating an album for a fictional band with a fictional lead singer. Some of the songs refused has created are actually already online available to download and stream, which is, which is interesting. The lead singer of refused and the singing voice of Johnny Silver. Hand. Dennis Lixin said. Said something interesting and that he's not really a Gamer which I think is cool. I. Also Bet he doesn't quite know the scope of the game how big it is going to be, which is pretty exciting for him I. Think. It will really help elevate the band more than they expect, which is pretty cool. The third segment of the night city wire video focused predominantly on weapons focusing specifically on guns. Guns, there will be melee weapons and we saw some weird resist rockets and Wolverine Style gutless and swords. But this particular segment was just about guns there will be three types of guns, power guns, tech guns, and smart guns. Power guns are the most familiar contemporary guns. You pull a trigger bullets come out. You know what to expect. The other gun classes though are a little more interesting tech guns can do. Do things like bounce bullets off walls. You Know Jack Three style, which is my point of reference. For bouncing bullets. SMART guns can do stuff like track enemies. So you can fire off a gun and the bullets will chase down your opponents. One smart gun they showed was a shotgun with eight barrels. So you can just fire off a bunch of rounds without going far and just clear out a room. They also revealed while talking about guns that you can acquire non lethal rounds, which is cool. This makes me wonder if you can get through the whole game without killing anyone, it seems unlikely but I think there would be a cool option. Finally, CD project read quickly announced a book coming out ahead of the game that sort of functions like an art book, but it also looks like a dive into a lot of the lore of the world which I think is a pretty cool thing. Thing to do like. I would totally peruse that book ahead of the release of the game to learn about the world. I don't want mainline story spoilers, but to just learn about the various citizens and the corporations of the world beforehand, I think I think that's a smart idea. I weirdly have not been super excited about cyberpunk twenty, seventy, seven. The game just seems like a big time investment which. I, just I don't really have a lot of time lately, I play a lot of video games absolutely, but I usually play for like forty five minutes to an hour at a time. I rarely have the time these days to sit down for like two three hour gaming sessions which cyberpunk twenty, seventy seven seems like it will require. That being said, the more I see of it, the more I'm looking at my general schedule and trying to see if maybe I can make time to play that game. It's making me excited about playing it. Collapsed of US part two is getting a harder difficulty and a perma death mode according to some trophies at popped up. Recently, the last part two is getting an update sometime soon to add new modes and it looks like trophy data from the game may have revealed the plan. A little earlier than they probably wanted to. But Hey, i. mean, that's just the nature of the last of us are to this point. Ryan Gilliam reported on the trophy details for Polygon, and wrote on Monday naughty updated the playstation trophies for the last of us to revealing some new modes coming to the game permit death options. And the return of the original games grounded mode in the last of us, naughty dog added the hyper difficult grounded mode after launch. This mode triples enemy damage removes listen mode. The tool that helps players track nearby enemies, removes the Hud and offers next to no supplies strewn around the world. There are also fewer checkpoints Gilliam continued. Later in the story according to the DNC update players can also turn on a permanent mode in the last partout. In other Games perma death suggests failure at even a single death meaning players would need to start over at the. The beginning if they I the, you can't stop this trophy goes to players that complete the story on any permit death setting, which suggests players can apply permit up to multiple difficult types. That story is linked in the show notes. It's unclear exactly. When this update, we'll be going live, but if the game is already getting the trophies than it should be pretty soon, it's a cool mode that I, sure, folks will be excited about and take advantage of, but it's one that I personally can't imagine. I. Will Ever touch that game is already intense enough. Final Fantasy, seven remake and fall. Guys are both selling very well. It's time to do some sales discussions because the numbers are available and they are pretty impressive. It's also interesting to see these two games sales side-by-side. Final fantasy seven remake based on April. Tenth of this year has now surpassed five million copies sold which according to developer publisher square INEX-. That makes it the highest selling digital release on playstation and square INEX-. History fog is is a very, very different game that released on August fourth. It has already sold two million copies just on steam. The game is currently a playstation plus game which makes it available to download for those who subscribed to playstation plus so a lot of people played it there. But two million copies sold on steam is kind of a mind blowing statistic. Congrats to developer media, tonic and publisher devolve digital devolve has only grown and expanded as a publisher with many impressive hits over the last few years. But media tonic has also really grown this year with fog is obviously doing very well. That developer media tonic. They also released murder by numbers earlier this year, which is game I enjoyed in a press release from devolve digital reads. The euphoric team of media tonic devolved digital are thrilled to announce that fog is ultimate. Knockout has welcomed over two million players on steam since its release on. August fourth, making it to companies most successful launch ever the big question. Question for fog is at this point is how media tonic will continue to support the game. They pretty clearly have a hit on their hands and it's one that I think is going to transform into a bit of a living game. Just out of necessity I really think it's going to make media tonic a studio to keep an eye on moving into the future. Warner media CEO seems to be considering holding onto the video games division deadlines. Nellie injury posted a story on Friday that shared quotes from Warner media CEO Jason Killer, which touched on some ambiguous details about the company's future. Things are apparently being restructured their which may lead to layoffs but killer, which is a a rough last name to have. If you're talking about laying people off, seems to be optimistic about the company's Video Game Division. As, it stands now the video games side of Warner media is supposedly up for sale that means properties like mortal Kombat and game developers like rock steady. The creators of the Batman Arkham Games in the recently announced suicide squad game could theoretically be under a different publisher umbrella in the future. Nothing is confirmed and nothing has changed. But killer did have at least something to say about it's video game division in the deadline article in response to the areas where Warner media sees opportunity for expansion killer talked about the CNN brand saying there is lots of room to its footprint and he said about Warner media's video games. Quote. Also, we have a very strong interactive team about two thousand software developers that tell interactive stories. The unity to go global with that is very, very big as well. That story is linked in the show notes, and you can read that quote multiple ways killer might be saying, Hey, look at how attractive are video games are, would you like to own them? They're for sale right now, it could be a sales pitch, but you could also read it as an area of the company killer. Now sees opportunity for expansion in Restructuring Warner. Media might want to get rid of the things that have reached their apex and focus on things that have things can grow like CNN and video games. Only time will tell what Warner media ultimately decides to do, but I think it's a small but interesting new detail all I care about though as a consumer who just likes video games and wants to keep playing video games is that whatever warner media decides to do with that Gaming Branch? I just want to make sure rock steady gets to keep making video games and I would like it. If their current project suicide squad is not interrupted in any major way, I would hate for them to like have to scrap their work and start on something new. They've been working on it for so long. So fingers crossed that. Nothing. Changes they're. Not much in terms of new releases today, but Neon Genesis Evangelical Jalen is collaborating with Puzzles and dragons starting today and going until August twenty third. I should really like puzzle and dragons because I like a good match, three mobile game. But it's when I never really got into is think the most I played. It was the three D. S. Mario themed version, but I watched neon Genesis Evangelical for the first time when it came to Netflix's recently. So this makes me kind of curious to go. Go. Give the game another shot and speaking of Mobile Games game of Thrones Tale of crows released for Mobile Be Apple. Arcade on Friday I. Know The game of thrones franchise has really fallen from grace and interest in Ip has waned significantly. But this does look interesting. It's a management where you are in control of the comings and goings of the nightwatch sending out groups into the frozen wilderness to go do like surveys and stuff. It has a cool art style to it looks kind of interesting. That's it for gaming news today, I played a little more paper, Mario, the Origami King this weekend. It's almost laughable how slowly creeping through that game I also played a game called death unchained this weekend for oculus quest I somewhat randomly received a code from the publisher to check it out, but I was eager to do. So because I had played the game on Oculus rift a few years ago, enjoyed it. But anytime, I can play the quest version of a rift. Rift Game I will always take it because I ve vastly prefer quest losing those wires. It is really everything. It's a rogue light where you are making your way through a randomized series of levels that takes place in sort of dreamlike medieval fantasy kind of castle. You have a bow and Arrow. As you're only weapon unless you unlock more later that I haven't discovered and you use that bow and Arrow to fight knights and archers, and what appears to be Sambas. Firing off a boat is a very physical satisfying action to do in. VR. So I like it for that reason. You also use the bow and Arrow to actually move around, which is cool. You basically fire off a a movement. Arrow, and you zip to the spot where it lands. You also have a little motion knife. I, guess you can say and you can throw it to the side to basically do a quick dodge and you have a shield. You can use to block incoming arrows which I didn't find myself using much but it It does feel pretty good to catch an Arrow with a shield. I am not a big fan of the rogue light genre, but I think it works well for this game in. VR It keeps play sessions short because it's challenging, and when you die in marks a a pretty good time to take a break if you are making progress though it has a checkpoint system that encourages you to take a break which I appreciate. It's one of those games that identifies the platform. It is on VR and works to make it an interesting experience around that platform, and like I said, it's just fun to fire off a bow and Arrow and VR. So I am happy to have a game that anchors itself around that whole mechanic had a few people. Send me this correction over the weekend about the Alan wake DLC planned for control. Control, and I was very happy to receive it. I assumed the last control DLC that it would be a timed exclusive and an epic Games store exclusive, but I got an email from rob that read loved the show I too thought I'd have to wait to play w. e. which is the the in question here on xbox. But per the official game website, it releases simultaneously on all platforms. Thank goodness. And sure enough on the game's website. It reads thanks to our friends at playstation. We were happy to debut AWAC expansion trailer at playstations state of play streep. W. E. will be available on all twenty seventh on playstation for xbox One and epic Games store. So that's great news also, thanks to at Freelancer Codex on twitter for also pass along correction I. Really appreciate it. If you have corrections or just feedback in general, feel free to send me tweets or EM's why they're to Kyla Hilliard or at game in ride home, or you can send an email to kyle at ride home dot info and please consider leaving a review for the podcast where if you listen to it, you can also check out my twitter Account Kyle impersonator I finished up metal gear rising vengeance. Vengeance today, I was actually kind of surprised how short they game was I thought it would be playing at longer, but so you know it's back to me finding something new to play. So I'll be playing something new on Thursday. I just don't know what it is. Yet might be Halo. We'll see you can also find me on the Min Max show for more long form video game discussions. I will talk to you more about video games tomorrow.
John & Ken Show Hour 4 (03/04)
"A major milestone in the push to recall governor news on the campaign now has a million signatures. I made a bad mistake. And i expect more from myself. That's why we started this vaccinate. All fifty eight campaign recognizing that all californians need to be included in this vaccination process and that we can't leave folks behind we're gonna see faster administration. You'll see that i'll be accountable. You will david. Now here's the latest update on rico's signatures versus people vaccinated from john and ken. We've got a million nine hundred twenty seven thousand signatures with less than a week to go. The deadline that the recall Leaders have is march tenth march tenth. They want all the signatures in. Then they'll spend a week Counting the final batch and They have to send everything into the registrar's office by march seventeenth. There that means get on it. Recalled gavin twenty twenty dot. Com will be very excited about a week from now if we can announce that they did hit the two million signature markets looking. Good twenty three thousand. Where such on the vaccine front. Where nine million eight hundred and sixty thousand and we still a big move from yesterday. It's no we've actually dropped A few places in the rankings We're we still. I've only used three quarters of our supply. So they're still about two and a half million plus vaccines somewhere We've injected seventeen percent of the population at least once. Seven point seven percent twice and We did about two hundred and fifty six thousand vaccines in the past day. Where in thirty. Fourth place i think. Yesterday we were in twenty sixth. We'll have more on the new move towards vaccine equity new submitted appearance today along with the state health director dr mark alley to talk about vaccine equity and the metric they will apply. It also is being tied into reopening the county's more. Yeah and i. Which i think is really crazy so now. They're they changed the rules again. They're not gonna go by cases yesterday. Steve said they were gonna go by case rates per one hundred thousand and we were getting close to moving up at tier. And now we're gonna get stuck in the tier until a certain number of minorities get vaccinated. What what if they don't show up at a big enough number then what everybody you know. Everybody communities forty percent of the vaccine supply is being put aside now for these zip codes will but this restricts explain the number of customers business can have. How can you do that. How do you restrict the number of customers because there's a community on the other side of town where the people aren't showing up in great enough numbers that's lunacy. Another recall that started is the one that will may be removed. George gascon from office the county. Da he only took office in december. He immediately issued a bunch of directives. It's shocking i think even people that voted for him because he's talking about reducing prison sentences for even cop killers child killers. You're kidding me. This is what we're finding out. He has the style that everything no exceptions so doing particular directive that eliminates sentence enhancements and sentence enhancements particularly with guys with long criminal records is what makes make sure that person stays behind bars and gas gone has been famous for saying to. This study showed that excessive. Sentencing practices have just exacerbated recidivism leading to more victims of crime. Studies says over and over again when he's asked this question he just sites. This mysterious studies that shows that incarcerating people imprisoning people will only bring us more crime which is silly mostly found out in the one thousand ninety s past three strike. No and sure we always. We already lived through this well. Most studies show the opposite guests going lying and to talk about this. We're gonna talk to michael rush. I hear the president of the criminal justice legal foundation who. We've had on many times before michael. Hey guys thank you for coming on again. Talk to us about the studies okay. gas gone throws out things like research shows and studies. Show the only study that we're aware of is a unpublished manuscript. In two thousand fifteen that has been pulled from the site where it was posted. Because they're still editing it so he's got nothing and there is a mountain of evidence including the university of chicago. The new york times Indiana university center of criminal justice many many other studies. That have come out. And as well as you've mentioned our own experience in california when you lock up repeat offenders for longer periods of time you get a whole lot less crime right. That's the line and they set in this unpublished manuscript. That was taken off the Website was not even peer reviewed. Nobody else really investigated. What's in this manuscript. And that's the one guest on points at What you write is that publicly available. Data from the department of justice. Show that the number of crimes committed in the years that california enacted and enforced tough. Sentencing crime rates dropped dramatically. it added up toll. Almost a million fewer victims between between ninety two and twenty eleven a. That's just comparing those two years. In the years between ninety two and twenty eleven th the crime rate was dropping each time. It's many millions of victims. That was just an example of what the crime wasn't twenty eleven and what it was in nineteen ninety two so many many many californians did not become victims. Well over a million in the it probably around five million so he he's he's blowing smoke and we know this because for years these politicians with come out and talk about the crime rate is down. It's a wonderful thing but then you point out and we know this well in two thousand eleven that's when they started abandoning the tougher sentencing prisoner dumping bill. Ab one of nine. That's the one that turned the prisoners over to the county and they didn't do much with them when they violated parole and probation. So talk about that too well starting with a ab one zero nine and then following along with prop forty seven which gascons supported and prop fifty seven which jerry brown pushed out there We've taken away all of the measures that were adopted in the eighties. And the nineties to deal with the crimewave that occurred there and that was the result of a sixties and seventies compassionate sentencing policies in california which increased the homicide rate by three hundred percent in fifteen years. So yeah we've got a lot of people in prison because we grab these guys with these new sentencing laws and they're repeat offenders violent offenders and of course you have to hold onto them. Is it common sense that if you have guys who are constantly committing salins you put him away. They can't commit the felonies so fewer victims right. You let them out. They're gonna commit felonies. Well there's a couple of things that really bugged me out about gas going also. He lies about what victims groups think. There's a phony victim group. Funded by soros in san francisco. That has claimed that they want hug. All the inmates in all of their members don't agree with sentencing and whatever and then the real victim groups around california some of which have been here for thirty five years. Say no we want the full weight of the law to fall on these guys. It isn't this one of the tactics that they're using because they've declared a war on our culture our civilization. And so what you do is you. You fund a phony victims group knowing the media will cover it as the other side of the story. You know exactly. They gave the media place to go. You find you pay off some some idiot and he puts up an unpublished manuscript reviewed. And then gasco could cite it and confused the reporters. This is on purpose because they want money up the argument. Sure and this. This gas going is just the latest soros injected district attorney and something the la times won't report. Larry krassner and philadelphia is presiding over the highest murder rate in twenty five years. Kim fox in chicago. Police say it's the bloodiest year in chicago in two decades. We know how chelsea putin's doing san francisco. That's a crime. Ridden open sewer. No one wants to go there. So this what soros has been doing in. The biggest plum was los angeles and he gave two point. Two five million dollars to put this joker in this guy who has never prosecuted a case and i don't think he's ever treated any victim nicely ever and his entire career and now he's slapping him in the face and all the directives of horrendous but michael d think one of the worst. Is this Stripping away the sentencing enhancements because that's getting most blowback from prosecutors well from a legal standpoint also their strongest argument the state law says. You shall do these things when you've got a defendant with these kinds of priors who's up against the new charge of something violent or serious So gas going is telling his deputies. Some of them have been there twenty five thirty years that you are. I want you to ignore state. Law not enforce state law. Well excuse me but that's what prosecutors are supposed to do so the lawsuit that the da's the deputies have filed is got traction definitely traction in that that area and we're gonna join that case on appeal and get it upheld. It's going to be a crap. Shoot before the california supreme court. Because you know it's five to to newsom jerry brown judges but We're gonna take our best shot at this. Just cannot happen. Probably the best solution recall gab. George gone and gavin newsom. Sure got go lump them together. A package deal see. We get a both about the same time. Thank you very much. Michael russia for joining us. My pleasure thank you guys. He's the president of the criminal justice legal foundation with good rebuttal to george gas gone. Remember that recall can't start officially until the weekend when he's had three months in office but we'll be talking to those folks next week. The website is recall george gas cone dot com and then this recalled gavin two thousand twenty dot. Com janis fever. That's right recall. John and ken. Kfi john and ken show john kobylt. Ken chiampou kfi am six. Forty five everywhere on the iheartradio app to the new vaccine equity metric after the news at five thirty which is talking to michael russia for criminal justice legal foundation rebutting any argument. And it's all phony george. Gascoyne has the incarceration only makes crime worse putting people in prison. The italian that'll cages. It's a game. It's a game rhetoric and propaganda and undercover financing. I don't think people know how the real world were expanding the real world when you have a when you're a billionaire george soros is and you have some kind of obsession who knows why is eighty eight years old. And he likes to fund these far left wing organizations whose goal is to dismantle law and order and civilization and everything that america's based on earth any civilized western countries based on and. Look at portland for example. Right that that same tika that's funded by soros. Maybe other people like him with a lot of money is a lot of silicon valley multi millionaires and billionaires. Who were into this as well again. Who knows why but they are doing it because the money is real. I mean geico really got a couple of million dollars from george soros and sorrows did also finance the philadelphia. Da the chicago da. The san francisco. Da they all have the same goal to dismantle the justice system and let the criminals out and if the murder rates go sky high. They don't care you're dealing with sociopaths. Here they don't care. There's no remorse. There's no empathy. there's no regret it doesn't exist in their brains and what they do and what we've mentioned before they really create fake victims groups victims families. Who want the felons released They'll come up with a fake study and there's enough left wing crackpots in the media who start publishing these these fake studies or interviewing these fake. They'll publish them. They just mentioned them. Because i put them in the quote and they make it sound like it's legit because i quoted the politician who cited thus study. But did anybody go look at it subversive and this has always been around but what they have on their side now is a lot of these progressive woke journalists. And that's what's changed the equation and social media. They're able to get out their message. Much more broadly. And you could see that. A lot of america's a bunch of dumb klux. You got cunanan people on one side. You got these. Progressive woke wack jobs on the other side. And that's why we're getting more and more chaos now because everybody's getting influenced by all sorts of insanity. Well you know. Perfect timing for this story from san francisco a place that has seen obviously an uptick in crime. Even though a lot of people have moved out during the pandemic but one thing that has really exploded car break. it's so k. Pix in the bay area channel five sent a reporter out there to cover the break ins in a neighborhood called twin peaks. Here's the story. I just kept my hands up like this. Kpi five reporter. Don ford was on the story yesterday and again today and was preparing to interview nearby homeowners white luxury sedan with four men inside pulled up. The car came up here while we're about to do an interview. Three guys jumped out. One had a gun. Put it up to my face and said we're taking a camera for a veteran. Journalists said the whole encounter with glock in his face took less than a minute. My whole thought at the moment was less become. Let's not get this guy excited. He's got the gun. I don't so you take the camera. It's yours buddy. This homeowner stood very still as the scene unfolded in front of him. I just looked. And i said i'm not gonna get shot today. No one was injured but everyone was shaken journalists. Settle down yet. The homeowner says safety of the neighborhood has to be addressed and priority going forward. You want to have that for open space. We want that too but protect us. We shouldn't pay the penalty and the price for for that action that sf mta caused upon us. Well that was andrea barber reporting. As soon as san francisco supervisor rafael mandal men heard about what happened to dawn. He began tweeting saying it was ridiculous and unacceptable but not unexpected in san francisco. It's troubling it's concerning. It was extremely as a crime And it reinforces. I think concerns. That i'm hearing from my constituents in that area man says he is working to make sure the city adopts better strategies to stop repeat offenders. Reporter goes out to cover an increase in crime and then they get robbed themselves of keller. I'd like to know 'cause. I can't watch channel five in san francisco. I wonder how they've been covering all the mayhem. Are they a bunch of woke progressives. But it's the senate has spiraled into the sewer. Have they covered all the all the people getting out of prison. All the Homelessness with the the drug addicts and the feces and the need up the conditions. Set this emotion. Yeah i mean had they taken a an journalists are activists. Now they're just activists for all the ma'am have been activists to get the city back to being. The beautiful place used to be not too long ago do they. Cover the degradation of the city. Do they put pressure on the politicians to the inform the public about who they're voting for and why it is direct. Your vote is directly connected to the horrific conditions in san francisco. But do they just wake up because one of their reporters got gut in the face. Because you know when something happens to a reporter it's way more important than if it happens to somebody else right when we come back. Oh talk about the new health equity vaccine metric This is crazy so the latest insanity can't keep up with the john and ken kfi. I'm john and ken show pinch boats. Kfi six forty life everywhere on the iheartradio app. Me going to say this one. More time. this week the boy slide is tomorrow one. Eight seven seven moist eighty six one. Eight seven seven six six four seven eight eight six last call to get your messages into maybe be included in tomorrow's playback of calls during the five o'clock hour. I've already notified. I've already notified the bob members. John we are throwing somebody in the dumpster tomorrow. So he prepared for that to hacking dumps. You'll be at this time tomorrow. We'll select somebody from the world of news deserves to go in the dumpster. Well california's you've probably heard his reserving forty percent of covid nineteen vaccine for filling the blank underserved disadvantaged needy newbies in other words. It's it's it's the person needy think of them as just emotionally needy. It's mostly the hispanic neighborhoods. Because yes they have had the most cases. Yeah the death rate. There is three times The white death rate the case rate is a far far higher It's been that way since the first month it's the same story over and over and over again because they're they're very very densely populated. There's too many people living in two small an area plus. They have a lot of jobs where they have to run into a lot of people plus from the stories we got. There wasn't a whole lot of of a whole lot of the people obeying all the rules. We heard stories in the la times party. Yeah even even even a gatherings. Yeah there's even a calmest hispanic communist. Who wrote about that. You know he he. He went to his old neighborhoods and yet they. They're partying a lot. There's a lot of street fairs in the parks in harvard communities. And you're right. Yeah clued south. La the eastside. Koreatown chinatown compton south east. La county the eastern san fernando valley santa ana. They have a lot of the same views that a lot of the rural trump's supporters have and were mocked. a lot of people in the poor areas didn't believe the virus was real. they deaths. that doesn't make sense when you consider that they suffered the most deaths. They must have known somebody this. This was early on this was early on when they were acting up and racked up early on when the virus was acting up. Oh see when early on no early on with the virus they they just thought. Remember what you said yesterday. I thought it was a rich person's disease because it i was very early on was The rumor going around particularly even central america and mexico that they thought it was just something rich people get because the early on the first cases were coming from people took vacations to say italy and may have picked it up there a lot of have fatalistic attitudes if if you believe god is going to take care of you and protect you. Whatever god's will is going to be they also and this is again in the la times many times and tv stories. They've got a strong family culture so they were gathering together on the weekends for their birthday parties for all the celebrations. No matter what so. There's a lot of reasons for this. The what now doing is if we don't get enough people vaccinated in those specific neighborhoods and it's a small area when it comes to square mileage of the county then the whole county remains closed down to some extent and this is going to really harm. Businesses need more customers because right now most businesses are open the restaurants only for outdoor dining. But you can only get in ten percent of your customers or twenty five percent of your customers. And and and what what what they need is to be fully reopened in. That comes by moving up in those stupid tears the orange and yellow tier or moving to texas. I yeah i think it is so grossly unfair and wrong and should be illegal and unconstitutional tall. Dopp tippety due to hold up heads because they can't get enough vaccines in the neighborhoods. Where where they've got virus problems. I don't see the connection between the two no but it makes sense to attack. The problem with the problem is worse. But but why would you keep. Everybody closed down for it. There's no connection between the tips. The virus can travel it but it hasn't. It did look at the store. People in the wealthier communities can stay inside work from home right to isolate themselves from the spread. Why should those businesses in those communities have to stay closed or stay restricted. Why there's no logical reason for it not to mention that in florida where they have very little restrictions. They don't have any worse numbers right. Here is governor. Deputy do talking about this new vaccine echo de metric and we are committing now as a state to provide that overlay in lower court trial of the healthy place index with forty percent of all of the allocated vaccines targeted at communities that have had this disproportionate burden. That's a way we're gonna make real progress as lates to advancing our cause this 'cause i think all of us in california that's the cause of equity. So that's what we're announcing. Stop a second stop you see. It's not the cause of reducing the deaths reducing the hospitalizations. That's why things were locked down. They didn't want to overload the hospitals. Remember they didn't want to overload the icu. Units they want to run out of ventilators right. They're always worried about running out of things ventilators. I see you beds will that we don't have any of that problem anymore. Now they switched it and they say well. Now it's equity. This is the 'cause they keep changing the rules after we have met well all the desired metrics. How are they gonna make sure just. Because they're holding back forty percent of the vaccine supply for the zip codes to make sure that it gets used. They can't if people will not come out of their homes to get injected. What are you going to do about it. Forty percent of the vaccines. They are so angry. They are so angry that people not in these neighborhoods are getting vaccinated that people not in these neighborhoods go to the website. Make the appointment and go and get the vaccine so now. They're coming up with punitive measures. They're taking away forty percent of the vaccines. Okay fine but now. They're closing all the businesses or restricting them severely until the people in these neighborhoods get vaccinated. Then you go read the la times and it turns out people in these neighborhoods. Do not trust the government. They do not trust medicine. They have historical reasons why they don't trust the government medicine. They don't believe the media again. If you interview trump people everybody has a good laugh. Trump people with those beliefs but this is a belief system that is very prevalent in these neighborhoods. At explains in part why the virus spread so much and why the vaccination rate is so low the government the media the medical establishment has no credibility with a lot of people for whatever reason but that is primarily. Why they're not coming out in great numbers now the people that say on the west side of la or in the suburban areas. They do believe the science in it. They do believe the media more or they trust in the government more so they say okay if they tell me the vaccines go to work. I believe that that is not a shared as does not as widely shared attitude on the east side of la. So what are you gonna do about it. So you're gonna close everybody down. Four hundred and sixty seven square miles of the county gets closed down a restricted. Because you have a narrow area where you cannot convince the residents to trust you. We got more coming up. John and ken. Kfi do you see what the ceo of cnn's parent company said. No you're being manipulated with the news. And he said is name is what is his name. Here jason killer. He's warnermedia. ceo turns out. The pandemic is a pretty big part of the new cycle. And that's not going away anytime soon. It turns out. It's really good for ratings. I had read a headline gloating pandemic numbers right. So that's why they do all the doom bait. That's why they constantly promote horror stories. As because you watch it's distorted it'll some cases. It's not true it's exaggerated but it manipulates your emotions. And now they really gotta go right pandemic well. So they're going to do. That was the context of the quote because he was talking about you know cnn and a post trump world and it turns out the pandemic is really ratings right so yeah turns out. Today story came out that up at the oakland alameda county coliseum. They they gave thousands of people not enough vaccine. They believe it's not going to make a difference other words. The dosage was too small but they don't think it's going to be a problem in terms of the efficacy of the vaccine but whoops. They made a little mistake. That's one of those pods. That fema setup. Yes oh yes. That's a female on the oakland coliseum. Right for the underserved fema underserved. Didn't they a story. That's not going to make our vegan really too pleased. I think this is twice ko twice on feeling very picked on well. There's a family from southern california. I think it's a father and two kids. They've been on a long road trip for since july joy last year there visiting every single in and out burgers in the united states in and out burgers all of three hundred and sixty three of them fries. Done three hundred six fraser acceptable. The fries vegan actually cooked an animal. Fennell that's what i've been told dog you better do. I haven't had any. I will do. But that's you don't like them cooked in vegetable. John get the well-done crispy potato sticks. They're really good number. Otherwise they're they're flaccid of the west they are. They are chalky kind of that. Not something you want. And i can't figure out from this story on even clicked the link for their pictures if they're If they're not working going to school they're just drive around the country outside. Maybe they're not allowed to like eating burgers that much yes. That's something you do john. You would do that trip of all the trips you can. Do you burger every day. I would enjoy it a lot. He loves driving. You know sometimes. I wish i could stop life. Just everybody freeze and then i go do off. Something really pleasurable free. Why does it have to freeze that. Nobody else i'm gonna fall behind. Ally got to worry about not making money. Don't have to worry about tending to relationships own after worry about missing out on stuff i just wanna go and experience something for year and then i'll come back and we just still sheep hurting birding very exciting various fantasies. I hope to lay in a field and naked wearing that rove the leper laying in visual. Yeah back to the road. You got the leopard robe for me okay. That was your little present way. You said ken. God god no no you gotta say. I'm the one that did tonight. That's right so tim conway here. If you froze everybody. Would you be tempted to like inappropriately. Touched some people. Take some people right and i found out why the lovely one Deborah is was pissed when hours were extended. I guess Two three times a week at seven thirty. She's an cunanan club is supposed to tell my wife. She has a q. flag on her car. Yeah come on you guys. you're going to have a doctor rekha cher. He's coming on at six o'clock and robert kvass sick. He'll be coming on to talk about that shooting in beverly hills. I think it's time to retire. The expensive watches restaurant a lot years. Yeah that's expensive joint Schwarzenegger's place right. No no. I don't think so otherwise i didn't own it but he went there lot. Baby i don't know But a date night place longtime we lived in that area and then So the shooting beverly hills. We'll talk about that and then there was that you know those kids that were suspended from the high school in burbank. We're gonna have one of the moms. Come on and talk about that as well. I guess was a mom's idea to do the picture then. They suspended the kids. Stay strong with your dog. Come on cash. I love the opening of the show. You guys have all that energy. And i love can just slightly accusing john of running homeless people with it was a direct. Accusation is a just asked where he was last night around by. Suv questioning illegally. It's fine. I am innocent. My dig dog date with you all right. Deborah has the news. John and ken show kfi hd two los angeles orange county live everywhere on the iheartradio app.
THE NERD ON! UPDATE - Dexter Surprise, Disney Prioritized Streaming, Sean Astin Tweet
"In. Initiating, update. Three. Two. One. What is going on everybody welcome to our weekly show the nerd on update in which we talk about the nerdy news that excites us from the past week and the later part of our show in which we answer questions from you the people I will get started. I have some very exciting news Thank you Tom for sharing this with me and bringing this to my attention Wally. Something very, very, very, very exciting as happened. Dexter is coming back. Intimidating very excited about this Dexter I've said it in some of our guests shows that we've done recently that Dexter is one of my favourite TV shows ever and a ten episode limited series revival has been ordered that has been tentatively scheduled for Fall Twenty, twenty, one which kind of surprises me that I know that it's next year, but it's still kinda close Yeah. But what I find interesting about is. Awesome about it is that Michael C hall is returning as the title character and Clyde Phillips the original show runner. Is Returning he left the original around the fourth season, which I know that some people have discussed. That is when the show kind of went off the rails That's some people's opinion But what I do what I think is interesting is that Phillips set an interview recently after the announcement that they're not going to do any sort of like ret conning or act like the the season finale didn't happen ray like the those eight years they they happened and. I think it's interesting that he he said that it was he didn't WanNa. Do a disservice to the original writers or or even to the audience that experienced in liked it and that kind of thing. So. For for some context, like I'm a huge fan show as well and the without swelling anything the series finale is a little divisive but. Also rising polarizing area and I. enjoyed it. But yeah, I can see I can totally understand where people are coming from the other side. and so those people are the ones asking, why are we getting this kind of thing but I'm excited to see just because I'm a huge fan of Michael C hall. Obviously one of my favorite shows, a six feet under this is another one of my favorite shows so. I'm super excited. Yeah. Mix News. Is a Kaelin it's? Tom. Okay. So what's up everybody you know is. I. Don't know if we do. You know who it is. Sometimes DC boy takes takes a break for marvel. Mannequin. Anyone cabinet see no one saw that happened. No No. So this is this is the craziest stuff. So Hey, what's up everyone if you haven't looked outside the America at least, it's still pretty much shutdown over extenuating circumstances. and. Disney has decided. Of Allah. Bob. Chapman. chapstick. WHO's the new CEO after Bob Hager eager where you want to call them. Tomato Tomato, as we saw Mark Hamill and Patrick Stewart talk about that and over east commercial. That, there will be a new division under Disney. That is going to handle distribution and media entertainment So this this new division will pretty much be the. Spearhead of the company where they are looking to prioritize streaming as their Their their company business strategy. All is this the first time to happen. No it is not now what was the first time to happen with Disney home video now? So. Earlier this year around June. We started hearing shakeups. Shakeups happening at Warner Brothers because of the recent acquisition from at and now Warner Warner. Brothers became Time Warner, and now they are Warner media and so with that being said the new CEO. Mr Jason Killer. Is. All also strategize also said, we're going to go and make Hbo Max the New Forefront of our company. So a couple months ago in a similar fashion, a of shakeups. And a lot of heads rolled. A lot of people got fired is a really big thing that happened at DC particularly, that was like made huge amount of news and so similar thing happened. This past week with Disney. Where a couple of new divisions got created, a couple of people got fired. and which happens in business. It's a very normal thing. It's A. I wouldn't call it a necessary evil but as an evil that I think everyone just kind of like. Complicit with because it isn't this forward obsolete that that what started as a hobby for them or an extra service is now becoming a core pillar the business. That's really where to say that. This is really weird I. Want to say it I really don't but some of them being like you know we should just make it so that we can hold up all of our. Licensing. Means Continue. But like the implications of this on multiple levels but I'll let you continue your story I mean so. You know everything that you already love about Disney will stay the same in all honesty. So Alan Horn. And Alan Bergman will still continue doing the studio films. So everything that you like all the remakes and the Star Wars and all the Kevin. Feige well, all be that thing and. And so this is new places just kind of show a little bit more of what they're talking about with original content for Disney plus. And so seeing you know with Milan Disney. Disney plus plus. Premium plus extra-large cut Max or will have their own items going in the future on. But this isn't onto go beyond a little bit of Conversational Spiderman movie that alive people talking about as according to yesterday at the time this recording. Spiderman three I'm telling it's home for the holidays telling you gonNA come out apparently December. So you tell me are you just like I'm telling you this is what it's going to tell you. It's GonNa be called home for the holidays because during a new segment and I'm telling you it's it's this I just. I'm telling you Tom Tarshish. Is Home. For the holidays. But now it's GonNa be December Seventeenth Holidays time twenty twenty one. And we were expected to get a first look. Snap a snippet of what it will be this year and with you know rumors of Andrew Garfield until Maguire. The show during the film bandit calmer batch as well as. Jamie Fox it'll be quite the film to. was pretty particular with their wording because people like, oh, it's confirmed and they're like, no, it's not confirmed that they're in. Talks. Agnes Holiday Story Right send twenty, twenty one then it ex- it's the structure of three ghosts right? The ghost of. We've got three Spiderman. Oh my sister odd holiday special. It's about togetherness and family. The kiss you. That is I all needed Shane. Black direct my. You didn't tell me that he wanted to. Pass Garfield is let's say the future. Hollandse future right, Hamas the future maybe the. From. Andrew Garfield Perspective I'll take back A. Much. But I'll say everyone just to give you a heads up the Batman has continued filming. There's a Lotta pictures on the Internet. Go go look at it. You see Easter eggs of one zero minutes at some CON Costume Party. Who? Who knows I'm? I'm letting go of all sense of expectation for anything in terms of it. Because I like the direction covy to look you know will be whatever. So we'll see what happens there. Cool. Set photos that we're talking about. But I hear that Corey has some news I do because I wasn't here this week and. This last week. Yeah I'm. Taking care of some family stuff. As as Josh said, what are you say dealing with family dealing with family there you have to You don't, and this is Tom was very kind enough to shout out my news that I had written down. Wednesday what I was going to be doing that he he brought up which the McGregor stuff but something happened very magical on on Thursday the eighth. And I don't know maybe he has talked about this, but I wasn't here. So I need to talk about this. I woke up Thursday the eighth a we did we talked about that. We. Talked about working up. There's. A video floating around of Sean Astin. Giving an official release. For the Blu Ray Four K. you see. Lord of the Rings from Sam Weiss. Himself y'all. Details the ninety nine percent power of the fellowship. The lot of details there's going to be five different versions coming out, but the original if you want to get your hands in the earliest version, which is going to be. The six discs which was correct the extended and. A. Regular. December first, Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Theatrical, four K.. U. HD digital and digital blue race are coming out at Amazon right now they're eighty, nine, ninety, nine. That's not bad. That's not bad at all considering that the first race that I bought was ninety dollars. So Oh You're not only includes the extended that I have. This is extended theatrical Blu Ray, four K. and digital. then. The hobbit motion pictures coming out ninety, four, ninety, nine, which I thought was silly. And then there's the things coming out and twenty, twenty one, it's called the gift set. Lord. Of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy. Gift set extended theatrical fourcade BLU ray. Digital with a story book cover looks like a book and if you open it, you have the the ring on a chain sitting in their first when you open. One fifty. And then there's a steel version coming out later as well, and then another stuff steel book for the Hobbit as well Ryan and. Watch the video. Go check it out Sean. Astin. Is a gem on. I'm so happy they got him to announce it and I. preordered so. Of. Course you did of course, you did why would we do? So those you looking to December first coming at ya mass well. For I do actually have a piece of news, I felt I didn't. For Tom to I have a small gym after that everyone listening hey. Hey. Real with you four episode. Every was like Auto God News, and then that's why I took up so much time apologized. Go. Fine. So not too long ago we had bill and chain on for Carson series and this past week an episode dropped that I am in. The episode called the excitement and discerned, right? Yeah. Episode four, they're four episodes out y'all as attack time of this comes out at the five episodes of the. which is even better because then you've got more episodes like and they're they're They're not long enough because once I listened through I was like Oh they're this chainsaw quay though she saw way of making audio series is like give enough to tell you what's happening but not enough to be like I'm over it. You know it's always a anita see more and more what's happening the next got anymore than car serum. Seriously though it's like the the what the top with the tamales how many friends coming four on eight hundred marlins. But yeah that's I mean. That's all the news I really got. Otherwise my head is buried in work right now. All right Ali I had had some It made me excited even though I'm not a huge follow of his but I got a of for you and I got excited for shot up my friend Dennis who? Lucky I was lucky to break the news to him to see his reaction. You boy from supernatural genitals. Boys going to be soldier boy. Oh, back with Dennis did however tell me which was kind of Hilarious was that he apparently he was in the running for Captain America. Genitals. And I was like. Well, wait till you find out what he's cast in for the voices and three. They did America parody. So that should be interesting that you might get a kick out of that but you probably. Yeah. It was not to shit on. It was announced like like. It was like I think probably the season premiere of season two actually when they go to know sees sorta boy. Share and As I. as I mentioned in our discard, would you can come join. On TV, slash just scored where we're talking about the boys in there I became a superfan throughout the course of this season two. Yeah. We still got to. So I went back and all the old news that was it was all new to me 'cause I. Didn't I didn't care about it. Then news to me just nichols also news hugh he was played by Jack Wade Dennis Quaid. Son. Meg Ryan to forget that who you get mirror legat grant plays mom in the show. That'd be. All right now. Now, next part of the show Josh expert of this show is as I said, at the top answering questions from you the audience and you can send in your questions to our email, which is questions at DOT TV. You can also go to a form that we have a nerd on TV backslash questions, and if you are a member of the denomination, you do get what we call a nerd on nudge and get your questions. Answered as a priority and you also have like a secret channel and our discord nerd on dot TV backlash discord that you can submit your questions there. So lots of ways to submit your questions and you can ask questions about anything like Jeremy Asks. If you were a materia and final fantasy seven, what would you be and why same offer summons in any of the F. F. Games Josh? Let you Zodiac me for chain horoscope yeah, Yeah Josh. I'm. Like, when I did the what did I do the? Animals we are ideas why one what? Oh magic magic colors. Yeah. So did the Dune houses I'm not give it to me. Josh you're you're talking to a guy that I've said many a time that I don't have the a memory like corey does but she platinum dead. Yeah. Didn't say favorite one called. That's me right and then you. Okay. So you have different kinds of interior. You have magic materia, which is going to be like fire ice lightning that even has like healing cure cure. The Cure Yeah there's there's all I mean there's the material and found fancy seven was intense and there was a lot. So you could be like comet you could be all sorts of different things you had support materia. Minute you have to also tell us what level How how far? All your little one we know this why ask? Support material with a material that could add affects to things like Like, you could put fire with all materia, and basically what it would do do is that once you cast fire, it would hit all of the enemies instead of just one and as you level bat up, it would be stronger percentage that would hit it people you have command material like it would add certain commands to your like attack menu like steel you could steal from somebody my favorite was slash all basically What would happen is that cloud usually? Airs. He would slash the enemies on the field and if you had ultimate weapon you basically it was a one shot kill and which is hard when you're trying to grind because whoever kills gets the experience and everybody else gets less experience and so if you're trying to level up everybody in cloud takes out everybody you're like, no, that's not the character I'm trying to level up. dammit. Just treat him so he doesn't count. Carrier Josh who who are we in your eyes reminds but whole eyeball well. See this hard I don't have that kind of. Pick. Be. An asshole. To, think of you can have one material. You get to the list. Okay 'cause there's a lot everyone feelings will be hurt so. Yeah totally. Totally. Already there I feel like. Yeah feel Tom would want to be a master magic materia basically has all of the all of the magic He would want all of the power all the millennium items. See here's the thing. Now, I'm GonNa make the simpler because there are five version. There are five different kinds of materia magic support, command, independent, and summit. So child agreeing that Thomas Magic. The. Green. Materia. Support I think. Would be. ME. I would be the backup material. command materia I think would be. That would be corey. 'cause it's put. It adds like I said stuff like deathblow double cut slash aw enemies skill where you learn other people's magic and their their skills into it independence. I could see this as something that I think all Lee. Would have like giving us like HP plus upping our HP or experience plus where we get more experience Clowns guilt plus and then summons give to Kaitlin. Basically you. Basically, there's a summoned for everything. You've got a fire summoned. You've got lightning summon you've got. All, sorts of different summons. Fire to make this like bubble of. The magic boy year the little can create yuck suggestion that makes the fire. With which summoned would you be Har- I mean 'cause. I know Ali wants to be Bahama. He's he's already said that and so I'm GonNa give that to you. You can be that. I think Caitlin you could be Sheva. You're just gold mine icy. Bitch. The. Josh Icy. Bitch. I'm GonNa give Alexander to Corey. It's a holy based damage Andrew a giant night. So. Crowds pretty down sign. Take on side. Would be. either. If. You're it or Haiti's. Fiery. and. I'M GONNA take. Knights of the round for myself. Of course I just I'm bad ass and. Someone. I like I'm a bad s yeah I'm about asked. So I get that one. Place and I'm doing it so. There's that next question. Is I just imagine again it's like Mad Max and the guy who puts a fucking spray. Look at me. Now. Next, question next question comes from Mamba and Mamba asks. another song related question like last. what is your remem- rebel Halloween Song from either a child or adulthood excluding monster mash. Or and thriller. That's what spell on you. Know the. used. most memorable Halloween Song from either a child or adulthood excluding monster mash or thriller. and. I put a spell on you I I. Love. My answer is the song from Hocus pocus the children. Zoom. Background Muhammad. Yes. Zander verse Alexander Epic Fight. Oh. You're talking about Sarah Jessica Parker Song. Okay I see it's very the`Real Berry Komi. Horry I would be trapped by that song. Adam Stanley. Man For me. Theme Song. Don't debt and. Every launch. Thing. Soundtrack to. Marconi yeah that's that's me. No besides monster mash mind was thriller growing up. That's the tough part is I was I went through very large phase from when I was like seven till. I. Was about thirteen fourteen rose heavily into Michael Jackson and I learned them every single dance move I could do I did a talent show raided the entirety of the Billie Jean live performance. So, not being able to say thriller breaks my fucking Heart Is. Job Mamba you killed it. Night and a good way. So I guess I'll have to say a thriller. Because that was my that was it. I was like. Number two for you. Gather around and watch the thriller thing at Halloween Time. A number two. Man that's t I mean that was Jim. Goes. You. Have your number one number, two ghostbusters yeah okay. Thank you. Josh. You're welcome. I gave you addams family you at. The thing is okay. So little side tangent I don't think of Adam's family as as Halloween because my family and I. Snap back in the day I was probably. Seven. had a competition where you submitted a video for their Halloween promotion, and if they liked it, they would make a commercial out of it. My whole family just as the addams family we did said, the snapple family does oh my sister had one hundred and fever and she was dressed as Wednesday. ADDAMS looked like death so it was perfect. So any time I hear the addams family theme song I think of the snapple family and us? Just being fever trying yeah we were in the all in makeup in. It's you know it's August or something like that at the time because they needed it for Halloween says July or August one hundred degrees with lights and makeup in this garage it's being like all right one more time. And I loved it. I loved every second of it. For me. I would have to say and so it is interesting and I grew up in. I went to elementary school that like it was weird. Halloween. was like super celebrated in classrooms would be decorated that way and then Halloween musical be playing during class time and I was like what? I remember having this a dog like that's such a weird thing but also shout to Mrs Cummings Baby She. She fucking try to make it special for us. So for me. Memorable. Halloween. Song Yeah it's it's a tie between. Michael Myers theme, and I'll. Ask. My name is the best. Yeah I'll go with that. I'll go with that. Next question. Next question last question last question. Yes. Comes from Mora. Mora more fucking. Looked at you mean. Moyer. And he asks what's a game series that you wanted a sequel to but never got, you could take this as a I. Wish I got a wind waker to kind of thing or a I wish there was another game in the defunct series and His his was time splitters comes to mine. Is a good one go ahead? Mercenaries three. I was heavy into the game mercenaries to it was basically like just cause but way better. Were these mercenaries and you could do whatever you wanted and you could call down like strikes or you could call vehicles and all that kind of stuff and it was completely the entirety of the game was co op open world. And I played through the entire thing shuts. Tasty money. And we were hoping for for mercenaries three, but then EA bought the company in drove the fucking ground like they always do. Nice. So fuck you ebay. Oh Ali. for me IT IS GONNA be Easily an still to this day on it to happen is another Ken Levine led bioshock game? use the creative director behind bioshock one and bioshock. Infinite. bioshock she was good may by obsidian But The second one definitely felt like infinite felt like an evolution of of like his creative vision with with the series, and I really wanted to have like a a third kind of version of that Agree. I Want I, love the aesthetic. I love the game play I. Love Everything about it. This way storytelling never leaves. You're like I camera perspective. There's no cut scenes or anything like that like you just you're in it. So yeah, you behind that Ellie to. Shock I kick starter that Shit I think I know Tom. Maybe Galen. Think I. Know Um. Years. I'd want I really wanted another spyro. Game. not a remake not a remake will remain I was really excited about the remastered and the. Gorgeous Beautiful, and they were driving fun. It was really fun to go back to things and they adopted that style but another game. Yeah. That 'cause 'cause I remember at first I was like furious when sky landers came out, there were like spyros something or other, and I'm like you just used him as a vessel to make a new game but then I played Scott Anderson I got really into it and then I felt really bad about so much. Anger. By anger over Spiro but it was because I love the game so much and then. I mean I really enjoyed scaling really industry lenders but then yeah, I just wanted another spyro game so that that would be for me more Spiro. Please Sorry they were. Busy helping make destiny content. It's the same studio. They're great. vicarious variance there I wanna hear what cory thought because I don't even know what the, fuck. and. She Wolf among us to. Doesn't need a sequel I don't. Yeah I'd love to explore that world a little more. There's so many stories within the comic books you could explore year. Prequel or the Nice thing about the telltale games that are kind of off of they're not directly in line with whatever the source material is. Right like walking dead is like this is a whole another story while the walking dead shows actually happening. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I would love to have that was planned though like when you want to see I think it's still planned. Yeah. Plan. Because I'm thinking about like a lot of games I like in love like they still have their own legs and they're not there's not a sign that it's dead forever I? Don't think I ever had one of those. Oh. My God I never making another one. Ever. In all honesty I think the only thing that comes close to his another Banjo has gone home. Gone home is supposed to be is was. The creator of I think one of the lead directors over at Microsoft. Very aware that Banjo Kazoo is in demand and they're going to do something about it. Yeah. Yeah and so yeah, that's what I'm saying like there's like Smash Bros Fine Battle Rock City Batman Game d define of inside guy you're boulders gate. All the all the Games. Are Fine. I don't I was gonna live forever smart forever. Come back to me Josh what's yours? This because when this question was posted in discord I, really got to thinking I. It's it's hard because a lot of the games that. I liked the first one arguing sequels like horizon zero done getting a sequel dying light getting sequel. Sequels I wince hate sequels I would take a recent game day's gone I. Really really enjoy it was Zombie Game a lot of fun. But now that I'm like you guys kind of brought up old school games like I would I would take like a sequel especially with modern. Day systems and graphics Super Mario RPG, a sequel. KRONO trigger. I would take a sequel of especially with today's Serger. I wanted the current across like direction. cruncher. Yeah. Yeah, Tom Bloodborne to maybe. There's there's talks that it's GonNa Happen. Really. Yeah. Look it. So as well as of right now there is it isn't. Here with the PS five dark souls or demons souls coming back. They're like, okay. We know bloodborne two's coming to also was born is is finally coming to PC to its NPS collection too. So on PS five, you're gonNA be able to download for free and. Play one. I'm such an idiot. I can't believe I said my answer and I didn't say nights the I was going to I. Know you're. What a dumb ass yeah we. Over here I revoked my first answer. Three I've wanted that for fucking fifteen years. I just I just guys I'm tired. Clear I'm tired I. It doesn't mean I don't want the the other one. Nicer. Public three is the I would wear the white pants for the rest of my life oh for. Seventy years old why do you have white pants on? We'll because they eventually released republic three. I really can't think of a game I'll just pick Banjo Kazoo week because pokemon snap shit. That's. Three. Guess. Well They keep making updates I a why Yeah graphics new graphics new maps, new weapons everything expanded with her new it the soon but new console is it and it's all based in La or new. It'd be should should be in Texas that we aim downsides I was just saying I would love a game that was based in like. Playing a lot of fallout seventy six, I've also been reading A like the ways that there's actually a lot of detail like people were posting pictures of the actual places and what they are in fallout seventy six it'd be really cool to see a game that was takes place somewhere around here and seeing the juxtaposition of of the deal and all that Europe somewhere to a lot of castles and old buildings and Yeah. Accents. Accent's. Gone over this I am because I'm like like the. One one thing I thought about I would like what are you? You've got everything you've ever wanted in the video gaming world no, it's more like I. Just don't want anything like I'll like video games actually. Yeah. Sure. Why not L. Kill some time? It hasn't been like I need this right now i. Think you need it. Even, the question is what game do you need yu-gi-oh game? Do you wish had a sequel? Right? There's a yu-gi-oh game for and I played it and I got it I'm like all right. That's fine. Again, this is not like a a desire to be. Put more cards. They have all the cards right? Like I was thinking like only think about if they do a sequel. Of pokemon gold and silver, and they do it in a sense of like pokemon black and white, and he called black and white to. It was the first time ever did a sequel to a prior game except without calling a color. So they call it gold and silver to, and instead like you can catch her both birds and then maybe they introduced like another pokemon in there and that was kind of the cool thing they introduced a new mechanic and. In Black and white too, and it felt like Oh, my God I'm retreading the story but as a different character and I'm seeing the events of what the last did and that was like a really, really cool thing. That's the only thing. I really want that Benjamin zooey three is always like. Yeah, we want it but you know whenever rare wants to get out there. Now, they're working really hard with Microsoft I get it. It's fine. Men Sixty four to. One, hundred and. One hundred twenty eight. G. TO S Josh. I know. I'm good. That's fine with me I I. Think. Awesome more that has been the on update. Thank you to Jeremy Am Mamba and Mora for sending in your questions we love answering them. So please do send them in If you're new to our show, do check us out. The website is nerd dot. TV. It has all the information of everything that we do shares with your friends. 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061: Are Film Projects Reaching a Boiling Point for the Services?
"You're listening to the. Stream was the podcast that discusses all of the latest happenings regarding your favorite streaming services. Find out which is winning the war this time around? Leash is sort of the string wars. I'm Dustin Twentieth and we're here to discuss everything from June twenty fourth to July seventh. Maybe ask yourself what happened the episode last week. Well, let me just take a quick moment to one. Thank everybody who reached out to US asking where the latest episode was and quite honestly looking for the new episode in general. We've gotten to the point where you expect a new episode every single week. Week and I apologize, but the long the long short story is that I previously was in a house with my family I lived there for about ten years, and I reached recently purchased a new house and moved, and while I was trying to get everything up and running to line up perfectly, so that I could still record didn't get this show edited and get it out for on time as usual. It unfortunately just didn't. Didn't work out that way. I was having some Internet issues that I was having Internet for about twenty four hours. And then it would completely crap out and yes, so long story short I had Pat Internet's I moved I've been extremely busy and now I'm getting caught up or solve this happens, and the past two weeks have been chocked full of news way more than the last couple of weeks prior to me moving so i. I clearly picked the wrong time to move, but we have a ton of news to cover, and while we don't necessarily have a ton to actually discuss, there is an absolute stockpile of stuff that has been announced over the past couple of weeks, so we're going to dive straight into the news and start off Netflix's so I up chicken run. Chicken was a film that came out twenty years ago and there's a sequel from. Animation, it's going to be coming to Netflix in the future last chance you is coming to an end and there a basketball spinoff that is currently coming up next. There's a film adaptation of Verandah the documentary. That is in development. There is the upcoming video game cyberpunk twenty seventy seven is getting an anime series. There is a Dutch series called dirty lines that has been ordered to series. There's a new limited series coming from polling tapper, Nick, and Eva Varney, and then there is a Netflix is going to be adapting dead end dea into an enemy series for a Williams is going to be doing a series called voices of fire, which is a documentary. Following Gospel choirs than there is the dead to me Creator Liz. Feldman has signed an overall deal with Netflix and we've talked about this in the past, but to give a quick update Aaron Sorkin. The trial of the Chicago seven is in fact heading to Netflix's, we had previously reported and that is. That was ended up being a deal for about fifty million dollars now specifically I know we have talked about some of these movies and how they've been picked up in price, but in comparison it is nowhere near as much as some of the projects. That apple's been spending feverishly at a very high rate for agreed. I read this and I think the headline. Is that oh? Yeah? They bought Sorokin's Charles Chicago seven for fifty million. We're GONNA break that number and a little bit with. The deal that apple has done. Let's just say it's. It's definitely over fifty million in so I'm kind of surprised that it is for fifty million I. Wonder What this is about. The movie I'm general why Apple TV guest in push price higher, but. I think it's just A. It's recently the market for what we think of these big movies, and what are the the numbers we expect where used to P. fifty million for a feature film was a lot, and it was a big number to talk about, but the now it's. It's kind of almost. Every the article. I thought it'd be a little more just skipping who it was the level in this stuff like that so but yeah, it's Netflix's buying properties, so that's interesting. Yeah, and it's interesting because I think a lot of people will just associate Netflix's with having the biggest piggy-bank to spend on content, and while they certainly spend an enormous amount of money on content is interesting when we see some of these movie deals of movies that are. Were originally planned for theaters that are no longer going to be in theaters and the services and how much they're willing to pay for these films. We know that Netflix's has personally spent upwards of fifty to one hundred million dollars in some of the films that they're their own original films that they've done in house that have done very well for them and have garnered them a lot of attention. The one thing that I think I would really want to know. Know more about is how exactly it is that these films Trans Translate into subscribers. Obviously they'll always tout if a movie is very successful. No say how many people have actually watching her. Give their their convoluted numbers that sometimes don't mean anything to a normal person, but if you sit there and you say you've got fifty million people watched the film in the first couple of weeks. How does it actually translate into how much money they're actually spending and that's the. The part that would love to see a deep dive on hopefully our friend, the entertainment strategy guy. He put something together in the future about that because I think the biggest thing is when you have a film that does really well. You get a film in this also applies to a property like Hamilton. Hamilton was originally meant to be in theaters Disney plus needed some content. We know they spent seventy five million dollars on it earlier this year. They ended up. Up releasing exclusively on Disney plus and the question is, are people actually going to sign up for the service? Just for these projects now Hamilton could honestly see him. We're going to talk about that because we already actually no Bischoff, so some APP numbers that people clearly have signed up for the service because of it, but when it comes to some of these films. I guess the question is. How is Netflix warranting one hundred million dollars for a film? When even? Even if somebody e, even a fifty million people are watching it. Some of those people are already subscribing. So how is it that they are okay with spending that much money and how does that translate long-term for for the service, so I really like to see something about that, but another project that is actually going to be coming to net flicks is Cobra Kai, and you may be seeing to yourself. We isn't that a youtube original and it was it was. Was Youtube original for the first two seasons, and we recently talked about how youtube could be getting out of the original content game as the at least as far as the original scripted content like we see here with Cobra Kai, however, we know that they are still actually creating some I guess the best way to put his youtube like content similar to creators, just creating content the way we typically associate with Youtube, but not the original scripted series that we typically. Typically associate with streaming services, so Cobra Kai has actually been picked up by Netflix, and it's going to actually have the first two seasons available on Netflix as well so if you were unable to actually check out Cobra Kai on Youtube, it'll be available on Netflix very soon along with the third season and I. Guess the part to me. That should be highlighted is the fact that this was one of the few series that ended up being successful enough tube to? To keep getting multiple seasons, and it shows that youtube just doesn't this. This isn't what they're focuses because if they were willing to let this show walk and it was as successful as it was just. This is not their game. They're going to be focusing on some other things. I've ever the news article few days ago and I was like well. That's a little bit surprising just because Cobra. Kai is one of the few pieces of content that youtube originals. Accessible at and so that was surprising to me to see how. How they're basically giving their best piece of content there golden goose per se. They won't get this weekend to a major competitor to net flicks onto the king of streaming right now, so that was just a little bit surprising to me, so it's not so much good thing for net flicks I mean it is a good thing for Netflix because a decent show and it's got a good following mom. There's plenty of spinoffs for the future and property on the Corp. with to sustained the you know the Karate Kid the Cobra Kai whatever brain for the future, but for me. It's more indicative of Youtube Youtube originals in kind of Howard. They move in. Are. They going I think there's just something we keep a close eye on, too because they are still a little bit part of the space I know that they're kind of like almost more or less I'd consider them a lot like qube or talk snapchat in the realm of just short form content, and I know they haven't reached knowles, but if you look at like the people who use their happens to pick that it's, it's the metrics. We use you very much like a mobile APP it's. He pulled video with a quick. You Watch it and he put away like you don't leave only binge content usually on Youtube Online, cure, big TV or just to monitor Time is just the usage rates of of you very interesting, so I think it's just it's just interesting to see how Google and Youtube are moving out of the original space. And maybe you're going to try to move into some little bit different, but. But another they have been spending a lot of money. It doesn't seem like the investment has been worth it on there, and so it's just. It's weird to see just like Indonesia of Youtube. Originals I mean I remember when it was them and like Yahoo screen back in the day. l. those brains were restarted in l.. Youtube screen. Obviously in a yahoo screen is obviously nothing any more than brutal seems like it's transitioning out of what it used to be into. So just seems that the end of an era which is not bad. It's not like saddened. Anything is just derails. The Youtube is is not good for that area so surprising all right so then jumping over the prime video. There is a serious called Nancy. Wu done it, which is coming to the service. Amazon has announced they're going to the now have a watch party option available for prime video and the westworld creators putting together a series based on the video game franchise fallout Amazon has committed to A. A series for that as well, the westworld readers Jonathan, Nolan and Lisa Joy. They actually signed an exclusive with Amazon. This is clearly the next property that they're going to be working on and then finally. Amazon is expanding into live television. Their expansion into live television. That is seems a little bit more likely. There's been some things popping up some job things and while Amazon has actually gone on to explain that is not the case, and that the translation of these positions is not related to live TV. TV I honestly believe it's only a matter of time before something like this actually occurs. It's interesting I mean. We were talking off air about some of the other players in the you know why television space distributor in until the space in it's just. It seems that they're all these providers in seems like Hulu. TV are kind of the one two in terms of the leaders in this space, but it doesn't seem like people are extremely satisfied with the product in our satisfieds. It could be because I feel. Feel like there's a lot of there's still a lot of value all talk about streaming all this stuff. It's who still value in traditional live pro gaming either sports, or maybe you doing word show, or maybe he's just other content like people instead of with dealing with normal cable in that way. Use Your Internet stream stuff around so I, think that there's still a big giant pool of users who want traditional in your content. Obviously, we're moving away from that, but it doesn't seem like there's a product that's. Meeting People's needs in the best possible, never feeling, the Amazon could steamrolled on the market I mean offer a decent service. won't have all those, will it whistles, but we'll have decent service. Decent contents available pretty much wherever region you are, and the price is going to be a lot cheaper than these are the competitors I think that's going to be the key, and if you can offer live TV with all the regional deals working out and stuff like that. With the normal prime subscription I mean that's huge. I mean paying one hundred bucks to get to shipping or better depending where you live uniprix video, prime live TV prime music I mean like that's a that's a hell of a deal, and so if they can deliver a quality product like that I think that's GonNa. Really disrupt the market through said Amazon even. Even further ahead of their peers so this is interesting in on curious in. We're just GONNA. Watch more, but hopefully this does mean that they are investing more into low television than we. We've seen them dabble more and more recently, I mean they had the initial deal with NFL football to Thursday night games, and then now they've really stepped up with Merely, another the NFL deal the doing Saturday playoff game if those are going to be back at season, so like they've really stood at their foot in live television, alive programming, and they kind of feel about you know live events in hopefully they can make the transition and I think that if they get in the game and they really put their foot to it. It can really disrupt the market I think you also helped. Incidentally with sales of their fire devices, too, because you know if you have the live cable you need some sort of you. Don't need to kill box kind of some interface there nothing. That's a big another big selling point for their fire devices and stuff like that, so it's just something else to kind of think about as well, but overall is this potentially could be extremely nice inconvenient for prime users and the other part of it is. Is that they can implement IMDB TV which we'll talk about a little bit more, but I. Am D. bTV is kind of their Filo. Their Pluto TV version of what Amazon offers where it's free content ad supported, and it's only a matter of time before that gets somehow gets rolled into. No peacock is kind of a larger service that's going to have multiple different tiers, including a free tier I honestly think that it makes perfect sense for. To have something like this and to also implement live TV, and like you were saying. They could steamrolled the industry. They could actually drive the price down and that's part of the reason why I think so many other companies are having issues. We're GONNA, talk about some streaming cord cutting services on a little bit here with some price increases, but it's not uncommon for this to continuously happen I. Mean obviously when Cord Cutting services like Hulu versus did it wasn't anywhere near the price. It is now on. It's slowly creeping up towards the cost of what you would typically find with cable and the problem is. That's the whole reason why people love cable in the first place was a higher price, but Amazon has been known to. To enter in enter into an industry and completely changed the the the narrative at least half. How things run because they'll go in, and they'll they have no problem losing money for a little while. If you want a great example, but has nothing to do with what we talking about here, there was a website called diapers dot com. They actually used to be the top seller for diapers and Amazon, went, and did their own diaper division, and then ended up underpricing the diapers diapers dot com. They lost money and Amazon had absolutely no problem losing money continuously for as long as it took to basically end diapers dot com, rain and the. The name was on, bought. DIVERS DOT COM so. It's not to say that it couldn't happen again. But I think live TV could be a great option, and at least for a consumer could be a great option, because not that I want Amazon to be the massive monopoly of every industry there is, but I believe that if Amazon got into live, TV could actually drive the prices down for some of the other services, because they just would have to compete and figure out some way of doing it and Amazon's not afraid to just say no to networks are media, companies and things like that because we've seen that happen so all right? Right so jumping over the Hulu Hulu has landed to highly anticipated effects series as originals now maybe saint yourself of course who is got fx series because fx on Hulu? That was a thing back a couple of months ago, and yes, it is, but there was two series specifically the American horror stories, which is the spin off series that one as well as Y, the last man, which is a series that has been in the works for almost ten years I think those two series were actually planning to be in effect, but due to the programming block or whatever they're. They're actually going to be exclusively on Hulu now so while they. They are technically ethics. Originals not broadcast on ethics, which means the idea of affects on. Hulu is becoming even more. It's evolving even more because now. fx Izumi creating content exclusively for Hulu and won't even be airing it on its broadcast channel shows. The focus is of course on streaming, and then the other Hulu news is that Jamie Oliver's showed that he did during corn team is also going to be coming to lose well jumping over to access the spongebob films, the latest animated film to head over to paid video on demand P. B. O., D. and then streaming specifically, it was planned for release a believe in August it's now. Now going to be doing the same thing that school and trolls did where it is available for rental ahead of time, and then it'll actually be coming to the streaming service. That's Viacom CBS is still creating, but for now it will be paid view on demand all right apple TV, plus there's a bunch of stuff here. I up. Apple has acquired the CON artist feature film called Sharper which will star Julian more Thursday a murder mystery comedy series called the after Party. That's from Phil. Lord and Chris Miller. There is an Israeli Neo Noir series called losing alice that is also coming to apple. TV Mark Bombeck. Who is the show runner? Runner of defending. JACOB HAS INC an overall deal with apple. The Foundation for Maurice Sendak with the creator of where the wild things are. There found that foundation a struck an overall deal with apple where apple will be creating content based on Maurice Index. Work Apple has purchased, will latest film called emancipation for over hundred million? When I say over one hundred million, it was actually closer to one hundred, twenty, million, according to some industry insiders, so that is by far the most expensive film that has landed on streaming service. We know that Greyhound was seventy million. We talked about how the trial of the Chicago seven was fifty million that Netflix. Netflix but one hundred twenty million is an insane amount of money. And it came down to one media, trying to purchase it and apple and were media. I think had every intention of releasing theaters, not just bring it over to Hbo Max, but Apple bought it and I believe the details of this is that it's still going to release in theaters, but it's going to have a bigger release than let's say like the banker or some of the other films that that apple has been dealing with, but one hundred twenty million dollars i. mean obviously the title emancipation should tell you what it's about, and obviously it's a very timely story, but. One, hundred million I mean I was reading the article and I feel like personally. It is a great story. I think they've got a great actor. And I think it's it's moving, it's. It's compelling. It's it's it's based on true story, and so it's got the real with it, and it's very. It's hard to off things going are now in America united. States very personally i. feel that way but I think also. It's just going to be good. You Know Television a good movie experience in I don't want to disrespect the film for for saying that, but I feel like you can think of it objectively. The, audiences will like it, and there's a lot of interest in it, but when I read this, and then also kind of preparing a little bit with enough flicks story about how they bought the property, fifty million dollars I made a comment of leg. It just seems the new normal. His actually I felt that fifty million was kind of its seemingly low, just giving them out of apple coverage. We've done recently I. I have a concern that maybe apple is recent in the market for a lot of these films. Films Properties in that the just Greyhound use, if seventy million appreciated, there's some other movie recently. Those eighty million. The banker was had the time kind of expensive when it was purchased, so we've made comments of the past few episodes of how apple's behind in there in a big spending spree to catch up and I think that they've done well and I felt the content that they're buying is going to have is going to be good and it's going to be Steph. The people going to like to watch. Watch instead of going the whole moneyball type approach, and it just seems like okay. Let's just get big name actors, big stories, and let's just go for it so kind of old school Hollywood in and that's fine, but it seems like they're gonna be recently in the market for the future and I'm curious. What are your thoughts on that? It's like okay. What if we have these craters? You're in shop around the content and like you know we saw it. Apple does and you know they? They've done one hundred. Hundred million a couple of times. I think that I'm worth undo million or or this properties worth a hundred million I'm just I'm concerned that maybe apple is over pricing is overspending, and it's going to reset the market for these properties, and it's really at the end of the day. It's GONNA a back streaming services because it's going to really just push their budgets even more. Like what are your thoughts on that I? Agree I mean honestly it's going to come down to the fact that apple has. A huge amount of money they can spend the. They don't have a problem holding back on the amount of money that they can spend, but that can create a larger problem for the industry because you start having projects that are. That are being bought for larger amounts of money than they really should be. I'm not. This is no judgment against these projects have recently come up with Greyhound or emancipation, or even the trial Chicago shirl out of these projects. Really Great I haven't seen any of them. Obviously, so it's going to be very difficult to sit here and say. Was this worth as much money as they paid, but the I'm curious about the the capitalization of these properties in return of investment in. How do you? How do you? You quantify that and certain point I feel like that. The market's just GONNA. Be Like you know. Hey, we can't the asking price on these properties so high that we're going to go with a bunch of like sundance films and stuff that no one knows about in developed in house or something crazy or we're gonNA have a few streaming services just overspend on a whole lot of money accrue a whole lot of corporate debt than ever get their way out of it, I mean apple's unique case because. Because, they just have a whole lot of cash on hand, but not streaming services like that or immediate like eighteen, T has a whole of corporate debt in general. That's the that some consider unhealthy. You have Netflix's which has a healthy amount of debt. Some some insiders is a little bit worried, but for the most part enough. Exceedingly he's doing well in their expansion is good, I mean you've Disney plus who like they have money, but it doesn't seem like it's it's. It's the most prudent for them to. To get a whole bunch of business loans and going to cruel out of corporate debt, so it's going to be balancing that line between dead, versus I do in house or funding from the cheaper. I don't know, but I'm just concerned. As the industry is, apple's pushing. Four, two, four, two, four with hired hired deals in our having more inch, more participants in the streaming space for these high priced content I'm just concerned that there's going to be some artificial bubble. That's going to happen sometime soon in. Dallas affects our. Can we even numerate them right now or just? That's my warning hat on and I'm just a little bit concerned about a potential bubble happening in the space. Well, the real question should be if apple has absolutely no problem, spending as much money as they are on these individual films for projects could've used money collectively to go purchase studio. They could have bought MGM and could have had A. A huge group of content that they could've used right out the gate to bolster their their library. They could have had existing executives coming in help content specifically for the service. They could've even potentially. This wouldn't have been as cheap as MGM, but they could have maybe gone gone after you know Sony. Sony has created a ton of content or the only one. That's kind of just kind of like weaving. Tony exempts have left. Former execs left. Sony GonNa Apple. I mean. That's the next piece of news which is Chris Parnell. Who was the Sony Pictures? toots TV studios co-president. He actually exited Sony, and he's now the senior TV programming executive, and this isn't the first one that this happened with it just comes to question of why is it that they're focuses buying these individual projects, and not looking for a larger long-term goal of we need to be able to create content ourselves in house, which they clearly are doing with their TV shows. When it comes to these films, it seems like purchasing them is just the easier route and I understand that that is the way sometimes. Hollywood works when. When it comes to certain projects. Obviously, you have sundance. You have cans. You Have Tribeca Film Festival. You have these film festivals that the independent filmmakers they bring their projects to look for someone to purchase them, and it's almost always the larger studios that are going to purchase them and pay the money for them and apple just happens to have the money to pay for it, but it is. It does go along with what you said eventually. You're going to keep spending too much. You'RE GONNA eventually. Push everything so high that the bubble has the pop honestly over the next couple of months of we keep hearing stories of. Spending fifty hundred million dollars or more on these various projects I just don't know of. That's going to be the right way to go about doing what they're doing. Obviously, they have new content coming. They have new seasons of some of their shows. They have content. They just don't have a ton and a single movie. However is a lot of. It's a lot of money to spend on something where I mean how many people are actually signing up for Apple TV plus because of one single movie, and that's not the surging capital intensive exactly so but I wanna get initially, plus because specifically it goes along with kind of what happened with Hamilton and let's just talk about that. That I so Hamilton came out and as we talked about the last episode Disney plus got rid of their free trial option. We knew this was probably likely going to be the case because of Hamilton specifically because Hamilton a film. It's not as TV series that airs every single week. It's a film of musical that was put on Broadway and there's no real money for Disney. Plus to give away free trials and have everybody wants to see Hamilton. Come in, watch it for free during free trial so conveniently the free trial disappears. They have people, and then of course news comes out. That's the APP. Downloads the increased by seventy two percent over the course of the last week. Week when Hamilton in around the time that Hamilton released, which is huge, because when you look at that number of APP downloads well, that number does not immediately translate to a specific amount of customers directly, because the somebody could subscribe, and then download it on their phone downloaded somewhere else, but that that number is huge, because specifically that means that all the people who signed up for Disney plus around that time probably did for Hamilton, and they paid for at least one month of of service, because there is no free trial, and this just goes in line with apple like if you're looking at apple and apples trying to find that magical project that's going to be drawing A. A bunch of customers and then hopefully keep customers around or subscribers around I just don't know that any of these specific projects are the thing that's going to draw in a humongous group of subscribers I assure you that all of the projects that they've purchased. They have a following people. Watch it I'm interested in seeing Greyhound I just don't know if any of these are going to be enough to draw in subscribers like something like Hamilton did for Disney, plus well I think one Hamilton's and a very unique situation, because it originally debuted off Broadway, you two thousand fifteen than Broadway sixteen discuss film twice. This was sixteen and in Spin on the road up until covid pandemic. It's there's a big initial. Surge in terms of popularity in social awareness in terms of like marketing with that, so people already knew about Hamilton, and there are there are people that know who who've seen it, but it's just really hard to get tickets to Hamilton to too expensive or even if you can afford them just. You have to know the right people just do that. They're always being sold out. I mean Hamilton just. A great production in just you couldn't get tickets for it. And so I think that there was already a lot of wariness around with the population of okay okay. What is sort of Hamilton people? Maybe we've listened to the soundtrack you know, and so when you release Hamilton Disney people already knew about Hamilton Oh. Go check it out. I'll go watch IT NUGGET SUBSCRIPTION SO I! Mean I think that it's a very unusual Jewish because it's had over five years of essentials the. releasing trailers advertising impress comparatively maybe to Greyhound which has been pretty much a big press campaign the past two weeks I feel like it's just a haul more just traders for it on the platforms in Amman or ads for it, and so I feel like Hamilton's a very unique situation, because people will already know about it after say personally I enjoyed Hamilton I allied the story a lot after working e for few years audiovisuals Princeton. Industry, it's it's attic chat with few them really were impressed with the level of. The production quality of it was just really nice didn't feel like I was just watching some play in a in a boring theater in a gym. Put you to sleep. Just fell I was a part of the universe. If I falls part of the world, the did a good job with set design and lighting to make you feel like you're in a different places. If even on a stage made, you feel like they're space there, so I thought it was pretty cool and and I guess if you were to compare it i. mean I think the easiest way to compare it in the biggest compared to movie call. Lima's Rob that came out of fuseco with Jackman indraught Ller in halfway, but that movie e costs a lot produce because it real sets I. Mean is is a legitimate movie, plus you're seeing a top of it as well so there's a whole lot of Prussian cost and crude there whereas in this film, Hamilton. Cost itself his or Manitou lesson will movie and so on the Disney did play a lot of money for the rights of Hamilton. It didn't have to the cost in terms of initial capital. Wasn't that much so I can see content like Hamilton produced more and more at one for Broadway to this. You know in this area of of Kobe nineteen and it seems like it'd be hard to move past this for a long time. I think it's A. A good way to to spread Broadway new stories and stories that we've known for while out to the world in keeping these live shows because we're not all going to go back to New York sometime soon or to a city with a decent of Broadway, theatre off Broadway theatre to watch wicked or some their production and I feel like it's a great way for these streaming predators as well as to offer content that one pupil go back to. To Watch Hamilton just over and over again. People still go see Broadway theatre. Even if they've seen the show multiple times, we'll stick it back to go see again and so I feel like this is also like decent evergreen continents while aren't happy frameworks, and I enjoyed it, but yes I do agree that long-term Hamilton's just such a unique position in comparison to be the properties. The apples bought because or Netflix's just bought just because they had a five. Five. Year, lead up to it so I I mean I'm still it's only been a few days as record this podcast when Hamilton was released so probably next episode. There's probably be a lot more hard numbers on social media engagements, true subscriber numbers. You know more effects than just mobile APP downloads, so I'm curious for next week's episode as we get more numbers to to share them with everyone also have Disney quarterly results soon on should be touting the. Tenants well, so all right, so then other Disney, plus news beyond say is going to be premiering a visual album called black is king on the service, and then Disney plus is going to head to eight more European countries on September fifteenth, specifically Portugal Belgium Fillon Iceland Luxembourg Norway Sweden and Denmark they will all beginning the service on September fifteenth, jumping over to Qube Jack. Coppola has a dark remain. Remain series called Love Lindsey forever that is currently in development and at home fan, remake of princess bride is premiering on. qube could be is developing a murder mystery series with Blunt House television, and then finally there's a retrospective of qube as the initial free trial period ends. That was popped up over in vulture. It's It's a long article, but it is a great read and gives a. Combines a lot of the stuff we've already heard about how wittman and Katzenberg have had issues with each other, and they have clashed at various points, gives a little bit more in depth into that it also talks a little bit more about the fact that Katzenberg his work ethic, and how that affects the company as a whole. It's a really good read. It actually appeared in the New Yorker before appeared. Appeared online on vulture definitely give it a read. If you're interested in hearing more about the history of quitting, it's slowly dying so yeah all right HBO. Max Tons of stuff. Hbo Max's ordered Anthology Algae series called outliers I. One will focus on. Dr Anthony Fauci. There's a coming of age feature called. We were there, too. Which is heading to the service? There Hbo Max's Teen with Iheartmedia four more companion. Specifically rated or related to their original content that is on the service gone with the wind has returned to Hbo Max with the Contextual Intro the new dystopia thriller in Memorial is in development which will max assigned. Marlin Wayne's to an overall deal. With multiple projects already underway the DC universe original series Harley Quinn will be coming age Max issue. Max's acquired. David makes a man from own. The Cartoon Network Series Infinity Train has moved over to Hbo Max for Third Season and the first two seasons. Seasons are also available immediately on Hbo Max, and then finally warm media CEO has discussed. The ad supported version of Hbo Max now this article appeared on the information. Link is there is behind a paywall, but to give you a basic idea of what was there. It was really depth article talking about Jason. Killer, and his process of how he came in basically four weeks prior to Hbo Max Launching and how he's trying to change the focus from being so focused on advertisers cable companies to. Shifting the focus to the consumer, and how to better the experience for the consumer, because long term that's what's more important than the cable companies in the advertisers, so there was some talk about the ad supported version. He specifically was quoted to say that he was shown. An ad supported model. He then went back them and said No. It's too expensive and you have too many ads. You've got to figure out a different way of doing this, so we already knew that there was an ad supported version of. Of Hbo Maximum is in the works, but this just further confirms that it is in works right now, and they're gradually trying to figure out how to make it work so that it's a good price point that they can be competitive with the other streaming services. There was one other real quick comment that was in there, specifically dealt with the Harry Potter films. I think a lot of people were taking surprised by the fact that all eight Harry. Potter films appeared on the Service Day, one and that. That was not previously announced, or they did not even talk about it, and those were familiar with the licensing rights of Harry, Potter would would know that NBC universal had a multi year deal in place to license all the Harry Potter films specifically for their cable services like Saifi in USA, but that that deal was good till twenty twenty five, and it turns out for the months leading up to HBO Max's launch, one or media was trying to figure out a way to get the streaming rights to the. The Harry. Potter films specifically for Hbo Max, and it turned out that killer called the CEO of NBC Universal Jeff Shell, and basically worked out a deal the night before the launch of Hbo Max According to the Article I. Don't know obviously the terms of the deal or anything like that, but it's a great thing that somebody who's so new to the company was able to come in and actually work out a deal that allowed those films to beyond their potentially less than twenty four hours before the. The service actually launched which is great so definitely worth the read if you if you can check it out like I, said it is behind a paywall all right so then jumping over a peacock peacock has announced that they have teamed with Google. They will be on Google devices when they launched for their national expansion. In July, peacock has also balked up their library with a number of Viacom CBS properties through a licensing deal, specifically films and certain shows that previously appeared on CBS channels like charmed, which was. was originally back on the CW and the WB years ago, but was was produced by CVS and then Ray. Donovan which was recently on showtime along with shows like the Godfather, which is from paramount peacock is going to have some of that content immediately on their service for launch. Now the one thing I will say about that is that is odd considering just last episode. We were talking about how back the COO Viacom. CVS was saying that they were going to hold the rights to a lot of. Of their properties, or at least their major properties the way he said it, they were gonNA. Hold their rights back to. They can have it on their own service. Now no one there's no nothing to say that these rights are only going to be good for like maybe six months until NBC universal has a little bit more original content available for the service or just more content in general that is freed up because we know the offices coming at the end of twenty twenty parks and REC is. is going to be coming, so we know that there's more content coming, but it's more of a question of. Did they strike up this licensing deal for short amount of time so that they have more content while Viacom CVs is still working out whatever they're going to do with their streaming service that we know isn't coming into actual twenty twenty one. I thought that was very interesting. And then finally peacock is also very unlikely to make deals with. Roku Amazon prior to their national launch. Now this obviously. With what we've been talking about with HP, Max for the last couple weeks in the fact that that deal was not able to be secure by one media with Roku Amazon. They've had their own fair share of issues with those two services, but the biggest thing is Roku Amazon. They make up seventy percent of the streaming devices that people are using and it. It turns out. Peacock isn't going to be able to make those deals happen. Either my take on that. Is that Disney somehow was able to make it work for their service. And that was the last one that probably got through and I guarantee you that Viacom CBS. When eventually comes around? They're gonNA have their own issues with with Roku Amazon less some of. Of. These other companies resolved some of the issues. It does show that there's going to be some major problems with how the services are accepting. The outside larger services has competition for some of their own stuff that they're doing so definitely something to keep an eye on. Yeah, I mean I was reading that article and I was thinking. I was like man this. This is really good content discussing maxed up as well as we've discussed the feud between each relax and Roku Amazon so I felt that that was, it was pretty interesting just to see that. This is becoming more of a larger problem like it's not just you know Rukuni on our picking fights with individual companies seem that there's really an impasse between the. Think about the distributors as content producers on sometimes like it's, it's a little bit of both, but when think of the streaming spaces the distributors, and then also the content producers, it's that that divide seems to grow even more, but I feel like CBS Alexis in. US whatever their future names going to be, they might have a better time. Maybe these other companies just because the CBS Alexis. Out there, in already on these properties, and it has you know the both ad supported and the ad free models in those apps already, so it's it's. They've the base onto work of obviously, it's GonNa. Be In terms of like Game Theory I. Guess It makes sense that both sides WanNa read negotiate. The deal is when the time comes, but at least they have a framework of what works what doesn't work in a in a in. In a model for the future is in Hbo Max doesn't have a a roadmap for the future of our. You know work with selling subscriptions and ads and stuff like that so overall. It was very formative. Add in I. Highly recommend that people check out the show notes and read because it was very informative. Yes, all right so then jumping over to some niche streaming services ESPN plus they have announced that they're going to be increasing their. Their service to five ninety nine, starting in August, DC universe subscribers have been offered an Hbo Max add on essentially for a very discount rate of late additional five dollars DC universe has also announced not they haven't announced, but it has been announced that this humor's original DC star girl is going to be leaving the service for their second season now the current season first season is airing right now. It's premiering on DC universe on Mondays and. And they believe it's appearing on CW on Tuesdays, but it's basically like a day away, and then its appearance W now. That wasn't a obviously originally. The case originally was meant to be a universe exclusive series as the show was created word out there from insiders was that the series was costing a little bit more than they anticipated, say one and chopped into the CW. CDW was like yeah. We can usually use this as one of our. Our summer programming shows because they were looking for content for the summer, and that's what ended up happening. However now it appears that CW has picked up for a second season, but DC Universe is not involved, which means if you're watching it on DC universe for the first season. You'll need to swap over to CW watch it and conveniently also has been announced that it will then be on cw seed or the CW streaming service that they. They offer with ads, just like usual with the other CD properties, and then it will also end up on HBO maxed on the line, but it shows again the DC Universe is in a situation where they're losing content their original content that they had when they first launched the titans and young justice later on it was announced that the the Harley Quinn series. We talked about how that's going to be moving over to HBO Max. Not, as As if it's permanently moving just over HBO Max, but it will also be available on Hbo Max then you've got the star girl series, which will no longer be on DC universe with new episodes. There's just not a lot of original content left at this rate. Doom patrol also moved over, and we'll still have episodes on devers, but right now all you've really got his titans and young justice outsiders, which conveniently when you look at those two. Two series. They're also the two series that I believe had licensing rights with Netflix's. When it came to international situations, so it'll be interesting to see what ends up happening with those series because of DC universe morphs into something more fan oriented where they keep the community aspect in the comic books. The Digital Comic Book Library. They have and potentially lower the price, or keep the price the same or are they just have some content that. That media related, but they stay away from the original content the other part was that recently just this past week. DC daily, which was a series of show that was on this universe every single day almost every single day since they launched they, they wrapped up and they're that show was essentially canceled as well so it shows that DC universe is focusing less on the original content. There's going to be less and less content in general coming. Coming to the service, and then when that happens, it's only a matter of time before either gets completely absorbed turns into what I believe, my my my belief is that what's going to happen is that it's going to just become a fan community, and then a digital library for the comics, and that's what the focus is going to be and the original streaming stuff is just nonexistent. I'm actually in favor of this There are some things. Things mine in the comic comic space that really want DC universe to be its own show I mean to be its own service and feel like there's no way the DC universe can create enough content on its own to justify. There's no simple just businesswise does make sense for these universities still continue when you have HBO. Max You have studios and personnel over at a sister department that can create more content at a faster pace than. Than, DC universe could has just, that's just the way it is, and since the DC universe niche, there's from eighteen perspective. It makes sense that why are we going to have dedicated wine just for DC universe contest? It just doesn't make sense so i. do appreciate them moving and simplifying essentially the whole arbitrary, and when we first broadcast amid a few complaints Bell Warner media any decision to still keep up with all these different subdivisions but I. I think they recognize that there is some confusion in their market are in their in their products. I guess in the trying to simplify that a little bit, but given the licensing structures with netflixing other partners understand when they couldn't do it immediately, but there's a slow focus of sales just moving, Max one. You'RE GONNA. Have all the streaming content there under one head under one roof, and is just makes a lot of sense, but then to. To you can transition DC universe to maybe something a little bit more, and you can spin it off to be an even more profitable unit potentially than what it is right now. I think that they should focus on really a subscription aspect comics because it is, it is a great service when we talk about comics and somebody who just into enjoys comics. I felt like it. It is very good alternative to it is out there five dollars. Dollars a month. You can pick up any comment. That's over your old. That's great. That's a great offer, so I'm over all happy with this move. There are some that I know they're not happy, but you just can't understand that business wise, it is introducing verse. Wouldn't you have HBO Max and as its Nicotine? You grow to keep around a streaming service to pump out content to keep subscribers when there's only a such a small subscriber count. Count in unfortunately, Superhero shows de require a good amount of siege is stuff, so it's it's potentially could drain a lot of money It's one of those properties that type of property that can drain in can cause big budgets and stuff without so overall. I'm happy with this it's it's nice to see the HBO Max has a plan for DC universe and integrating the content to finally the the service we talked about earlier on. TV Has Landed Madman in complex licensing deal well, not going to go into the details of the licensing deal itself I will say. It's surprising that madman has landed at a service like IMDB. TV, specifically because I'm DVD's ad supported and that's show. I mean it's a very popular show that I would imagine would typically end up at a net flicks or even prime video for that matter, but instead Amazon. Paid for the right specifically to have it on their their free version. I think it it goes along with what I was seeing earlier about how eventually there? There has to be a plan for Amazon to incorporate that I'm. into prime video in some way, even with the ad supported version just so that they can have you know they can bring in more people and obviously bring in more revenue. There's got to be a point in time where I'm. DVD becomes part of prime video, and you can actually watch the content within prime video, because even if it's not content that's free if it's labeled as if it's not free, and you have to watch ads, and it's just part of what I'm. D- BTV offer as private offers as part of. I think it makes sense I think dead. It goes along with what I said earlier about. How Peacock has multiple tiers, and I think that prime video could have multiple tiers as well they offer free version, which I think should be reclassified as not necessarily called BTV, because that's just too many letters in my opinion, but I think that it would make sense for them to have like a free tour free tier to get in, and then also offer potentially some of that other Amazon content at an ad supported level because I think there are people who would then it could potentially get more people to sign. Sign up for prime video. The thing is we also know that the focus with an Amazon is not necessarily to create some sort of massive humongous streaming services like Netflix, their content with creating a good amount of content licensing some content, but the reality is that. Maybe there's a lot more things in the works along with this live TV option that we keep hearing about. Maybe there's more things at play with an Amazon than a lot of people realize it's interesting to see how I'm DVD TV. That's just really partic- multiple times on off air man Let's switch award going on but I. think that this. This is good I. Think Right now it's it's I'm. Debbie TV seems like one of the only few alternatives out there. That's actually getting decently big name content. There's some other Avon stuff that's out. There doesn't have as near as big as titles as I'm. Debbie TV and getting madman is actually kind of huge, and it used to be on Netflix and I. Don't know what happened to it after a few years ago, watching it, but it used to be there and getting some like madman is pretty huge, so Kudos time to be TV and I'm curious to see what Amazon's GonNa do with this. This property and future right then finally so other shooting providers specifically the corner cutting services Youtube TV has announced that they're increasing their monthly rate thirty percent from fifty dollars to sixty five dollars Fubo TV has also announced that they are raising their rates and the Warner media networks are going to be leaving. While the Disney our networks will actually join the service, so you won't be able to watch TNT TV s cartoon network. CNN be will however be able to watch ESPN the Disney Channel Disney junior things like so I don't know that I would sit there and say immediately that gaining the Disney is better than. Than the war, media or vice versa, but I will say that they're raising their rates regardless of what's going on and then sling TV and this isn't in the show notes. This is just kind of like. A note came across while all of these services. Elson that WHO raise their prices earlier this year. We know that they've been losing subscribers very rapid rate and those who don't know Sung. TV's actually owned by dish network, and that was dishes, way of like getting subscribers and customers in general outside of the actual satellite was sling TV and these live options live TV options. They're only good for two things at. At this point, they're only good for sports and news. That's the whole point of them, but specifically when you. When it comes to sports, there isn't any real sports right now. We've got word that some of the the League's going to start picking that up or figuring out some way of doing something in continuing or cutting their season half and things like that, but sports is a whole nor near as what they were in the past, so it does beg the question of. Is this live option even real thing and the only other thing that's out. There is the news while cable. News, obviously Garner's readings and things. Things like that I'm not sure that a lot of people are wanting to pay you know sixty five dollars a month for the option of watching cable news with no sports. Whatsoever, it's just this is a bad time for these price hikes just because of one of the two reasons that you would typically use these services which live sports. It's unfortunate, but anyway sling TV. They have been losing subscribers, and they took the the took this this announcement of these different services raising the rates as marketing opportunity and decide tell everybody. Hey, if you come to sling TV. We are guaranteeing that we won't raise our rates for. For the next year, which is great for anybody? WHO's a sling TV customer, but we already know that there's not that many of them left. Because they're leaving, enlarge drove so that's one thing to consider if you are a live live, TV subscriber. Your rates are GonNa. Keep going up. There's very few that their rates aren't going up the big ones who youtube Fubo TV. All of these are going up and it's just a matter of business in the question is more and more cable companies, more and more people leave the cable companies and court, cut and switch over to these Internet's live TV options like Youtube TV. TV who the question really is going to be. How long will it be before these prices start to inch closer and closer and closer to those cable prices that everybody wanted to get away from the first place. It's just something to keep in mind. If the your cord cutter I personally when I moved one of the things that I did was I did not sign up for cable TV. I do have obviously a number of streaming services. Just keep it in mind that if you're cord-cutting, your cord cutting cost savings is going down very rapidly. I agree I think it's a shame that these these services you're raising rates just so fast I think part of it is just the world that we live in right now that they're. They're probably imaging subscribers due to no one really being interested. There's no sports going on. There's no there's nothing on live television. That's that convincing to stick around for an so that's. That's a little bit surprising and I think it's sad and it's. It's why the raising rates, so it's understandable, but also just teams that people are the domain for for for like television is just it's becoming even more niche regardless of of the outside economics at the world and stuff like that, but it's just it's becoming more nation. It's killed providers, also realizing. Realizing that actually you can make home. There's still a significant amount of money with television and streaming that and I think that they've upped their prices as well so I feel like some of these companies are in a between a rock and hard place, because they're small small enough interscope subscriber numbers to have the weight to push around and back up back on some. Some deals, but same time they don't have enough to cover the costs of of the industry, so maybe somebody like Amazon, getting in the game, and with the weight and caught of Amazon and just it being on, it could be digitally more efficient in might be able to move game before it might become even more cost effective in cost friendly for consumers so. That there's a lot there, but yes. Increasing monthly rate by thirty percent is his ridiculous. That's going to wrap up this episode of the Streaming Wars I. Do want to encourage everyone to check out the notes. 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049: Quibi Launch Reactions
"You're listening to the Stream was the podcast that discusses all of the latest happenings regarding your favorite streaming services. Find out which savage is winning the war this time around episode of the Stream. Yours doesn't Antonia's with me and we're here to discuss everything from the streaming services in contact coming to the streaming services from April first through the seventh have relatively decent news rundown with some topics to discuss. Remain focus or main feature. Today's going to be the launch of qube which we have a lot to talk about both twenty and I have actually used the APP. We watched some of the shows. We have a lot to say about qube. So let's jump into the news. First before we get into Qube I net flicks. The there was A. There's an update coming to Netflix. That will allow parents to have more control over what their children can watch now specifically what it is is it creates passwords within the profiles. So that you can control what the other profiles are able to watch now. This is something that's very common with a lot of the other services. Disney plus has something like this where you can limit the type of content that you can actually see based off their age. Although the last time I checked Disney was actually deciding which content they actually see based off their age. Not necessarily based off of what you agree on movies anywhere which specifically focuses on movies not necessarily streaming APP a hub of sorts for all of your digital stuff that you're buying movies for that one actually allows you to put in reading filters where you can say this profile is only allowed to watch she or PG or up to PG thirteen but they're not allowed to watch anything higher than a PG thirteen now the one thing that's really unique about something like this and very important for services. They're instituting. This is that they need to go back and actually make sure that certain things have readings even if they didn't use to have rating and Netflix has done a good job of handing out readings to television shows. That didn't necessarily have readings older movies. That didn't have ratings that fit within those guidelines so that way everything has a rating that matches within some sort of flow so that you can actually do this so I think it's great. It seems like this is another one of those things where you just ask yourself. Why did it take so long for this to happen? Like we talked about last week with prime video having profiles available for for the users of the prime video account. This is just something that feels like. It should have been there all along or a long time ago at least and they're just now getting around. It probably also has to do with the fact that because there is more competition within the stream industry and most of their competition are actually having this feature. It makes sense for them to make sure that they have it as well. It's about time that they they had this under that they had the kids profile where you can set up a profile for a kid and they can watch basically kid related content. So I'm having a Netflix. Due to just life and so can you run. These child protocols on profiles that aren't for the kid enabled. Yes so I did look into it and is specifically the information at the verge pastime. Obviously we'll be able to confirm this one wants these updates actually go live but my understanding of what it is. You can decide you. Can you can dedicate specific content filters to whatever profiles are attached to your account. So here's a good example. So all of my kids had kids profiles until my son got to the point where there is stuff that he wanted to watch that he couldn't watch with the kids profile so in order to allow him to watch some of this stuff and I'm talking just pg thirteen movies or shows that aren't necessarily animated cartoons for children and that all the kids profile stuff is that but there is plenty of stuff that you search for. You can't find because they don't deem it kids appropriate for all ages so I had to switch his account over to a normal accounts not a kids profile but the problem is then he can basically watch whatever he wants with. This new feature should allow me to put in content rating filters that he can only watch up to a certain level probably. Tv Fourteen. Pg thirteen that kind of stuff so that it should filter out anything above those readings regardless of whether they have a kids profile or not and then seeing should be said of the kids profiles. If you have a young child you should be able to say okay. I want them to be able to watch stuff. That's G. rated or all ages and then the you know if you have you know an eight year old or six year old or something. You're okay with them watching. Pg movies you're you should be able to allow them to watch that content so you should be able to set specific filters for every single profile that you have regardless of whose it is and obviously there is the one main profile account that will have a password that will actually allow you to access the ability to change the content filters on the various profile ketchup. Yeah I was reading the bird article in those few questions just because it wasn't necessarily so clear if it was just on the kid's profile or you could do it on any of the Fox affiliate of you're doing it on the kid's profile already. That's kind of pointless. You know these features are really nice on profiles where it's not under the kids you know. Bainer of net flicks. But it's really within the normal Bainer where everyone else just you know enjoys by. You can add these extra filter so it's good to hear you confirm that we can do this on any profile some every like this a lot. I think it's really helpful for families is really encourage more parents to other kids to set up their own. Networks things in to worry about them so much some overall this is good. It's about time so yeah it's definitely is about time in the one other thing that I remember reading in the article was that there were specific. Titles that you could actually state. You didn't want them to see a title so there was something that would pop up. That even would be within those age filters you should still able to say no. I don't want this to be able to be viewed for whatever purpose and that takes a little bit step further than some of the other ones. I do see this as almost a forward way of getting rid of kids profiles not that that needs to get rid of them. But I believe the kid's profile was specifically designed to do this where would keep the content. That's for adult separate from the kids content but I honestly believe that if you have the ability to this filters it's only a matter of time before the the kid's profile specific option isn't necessary. We'll see what happens all right. Prime Video Pretty Things adaption has landed at prime video with Nicole. Kidman attached jumping over to Hulu. Itv's drama the sister has landed over at Hulu as well. This is from the creator of Luther. There's no new news for. Cbs Alexis Apple TV plus Apple TV plus APP or Apple. Tv that is offering free content and extended trials they're offering free access to epochs which is a premium channel and there's also extended trials for a variety of other premium channels. That typically would only have short seven to fourteen day. There's extended trials if you're an apple. Tv USER THAT'S APPLE TV. Not NECESSARILY APETIT. Plus you have to be an apple. Tv plus subscriber to use Apple TV to take advantage of these. So that is something. That's out there as well. Moving over to Disney. Plus there's a couple of things the unexplainable disappearance of Mars Patel which is a podcast is currently being adapted for Disney. Plus whether that actually was forward we'll see artemis fowl which is a movie that was meant to hit theaters is everything shifting released aces release dates shifting. That film is going to be swapped over and brought over Disney plus directly will not be released in theaters at all. So I imagine that film most likely is going to be releasing in May and Disney plus. There's no official word on that yet. Then the other news was that Disney plus originals will be coming to the Middle Middle East through a pay TV provider. Os and this is basically because Disney plus has no immediate intention of releasing in the Middle East. So they're going to forgo that by basically licensing out there originals like demand Laurean and some of their other shows directly to a pay TV provider so that they can still be seen in the Middle East but they will have to be seen through a provider similar to the way if you're wanting to watch content on. Hbo Plots We're in an area that didn't have HBO. Now you'd have to watch it through a provider that offers HBO. So that's the intent. Here I think this is a good idea. And it really takes the risk off Disney for their launch the Disney plus launch in so these streaming services were always talked about the backlog and how important for that is really for Disney. I think what's really important is getting. Its original out there. This pay TV option really allows them to get their content. Really you know star wars the main Delorean as big as the show as that is was and it will be just to get that other into the market. I think this is. This is great and that they don't have to worry about just a bunch of random infrastructure costs or other just things that are just annoying and the stability of the Middle East and how that could be an issue at times for a certain businesses and they're basically de risking themselves in giving this too This other provider of you deliver the content. We'll give you the content. Just deliver it so a really liked this move in a emergency other you know streaming platforms will take approaches like this one of. Okay how hard is it going to be? Or what are the obstacles to actually deliver actual streaming platform in this region and one of the ones that we did hear this about was after a lot of the reveal. Hbo Max we did hear deals being set in place with each peo- and other providers outside of the US specifically. I know that there were certain. Originals that we're going to be immediately licensed up to Canada and then there was some other content that was going to be coming to Europe so I think that this is something we're definitely going to see especially with services that probably aren't going to be launching in certain regions very quickly or probably hear more about these. Disney plus has the advantage of having at least plans to launch in a wide variety of regions. All all across the world however. Hbo Is Only talked about Latin America and North America at this point. So we'll see what happens but this is definitely something that I think is going to become a more commonplace especially with more and more regionals that are being created for the variety of streaming services. All right so jumping over to quimby. There's two new projects that were picked up first up his. This joke of this will be a joke. Show comedy series that will be hosted by will smith than there is a skateboard drama. Coulthard flip that has also been picked up than there is a lawsuit that was put in place that actually actually was in place before all this to the company is called. Echo and they were basically trying to. They're trying to move up their lawsuit to basically get an injunction on Qube to prevent them from actually launching their service on April six. They planned on it. Basically the entire lawsuit hinges on whether or not qube actually created the turnstile technology of being able to flip your phone back and forth with the seamless video screen. Not Changing like we see on youtube or something like that. Ego claims that they created it and that people within qube actually worked at Eko prior to it now of course the problem is that this is a lawsuit and their injunction did not happen obviously could be has launched so I guess for now. We'll see what ends up happening in the future. Yeah I just love patent fights I love them really just into you. Know take stuff. And so you got major ones between apple versus Google Google versus Oracle about the operating system dinner wanting about the android phone system. And it's still in the works is just you know these things take forever will here. We'll know more about who knows what in which person came from which company when they're ever in need up arbitration or mediation or anything or even just core until then this is just a bunch of he said she said in a desperate attempt. Now I don't WanNa pick sides here but it's just it's just are usually kind of a little bit petty in just over a little bit ridiculous you just take forever to to resolve a so. We'll about this within five years. So if our podcast is still going and five six or ten years will will know thou of all this but this could be is going to be fine if the moment. Nothing's immediately going to happen. These things take a long time to resolve on time. A future right so then jumping over. Hbo Max HBO is criminal offering a ton of free content for non-subscribers. This was an interesting move because basically you don't have to have any sort of earth subscription to HBO now which will go a Justice. Free access to certain content does have some of the top movies. They currently have access to. It does have content like the Wire Sopranos Veep six feet under there's other content out there. There's like five hundred hours believe of content that they have available. They've made free. However there is an email that I i. I am part of a email newsletter. That comes out once a week normally and Kirby grinds over rats forty-three twenty. Th He sent out in his weekly newsletter he actually sent out seeing that this was kind of a missed opportunity for marketing because despite the fact that they're offering this content for people they actually are not getting any sort of email addresses. You would think they would say give us your email address and we'll give you access to this content for free and then they would send out an email reminding everybody. Hey did you like all that free content. Hbo Max which is launching next month at some points. That's a missed opportunity for marketing. So I I saw that in the news on as like. That's definitely worth mentioning. Because that is a huge opportunity on their part but then again they don't really feel like they're marketing a whole lot to begin with right now at hp Max even though they should be I mean given you know these other providers during this covert nineteen situation trying to offer more free content and more publicity. Hey get on our platform or this day new trials stuff like that you know. Hbo The content of they're giving it yet isn't a game of thrones. But it's it's you know. Sopranos Wire Bolers like these are big time show. These are big names in the. Hbo Library that they get a lot of traction. And I barely read this article as passing through tech website and Bailey. Saw this on my word and is that can draw a lot of customers a lot of eyeballs to your platform in it. It is a bad opportunity that they didn't weren't able to really set up. You know email addresses or some other type of content way to contact These viewers after the free trial. Kinda goes away in to really push. Hbo Max so it is. I think a wasted opportunity for this situation in general for nearly promoting. Hbo Max so this really is just the lack of marketing. I it is. I think it's a bad business decision personally. So all right and then Not necessarily speaking of bed bid business but at least despite the fact that we haven't seen a whole lot of marketing for HBO Maxon General. There is a couple of new studies that have released that. Say that out of the recently or launching in the near future Peacock Qube. Hbo Max the Vast Majority of people are saying they are much more likely to look at Hbo Max. As an addition to their streaming services that they have the only demographic that actually said that they were more interested in. Qube was the younger demographic of eighteen to thirty four. Which of course were queries. Actually who quit? He is actually geared towards however peacock. There's not a whole lot of people that seem to be very interested in a lot of people don't understand what they'll have as we said last episode the fact that they don't have the Olympics which was a huge selling point or a lot of the Olympic coverage. I should say not just the Olympics because obviously there would still be Olympic coverage on the broadcast stations and the cable stations but the extra coverage that would be on the streaming service a peacock. They won't be able to have that so that is hurting them. Because there's not a lot of people who are looking at peacock is even an option that you'd want to add. Then there was another article that popped up over Forbes that said out of the streaming services that are out there right now the ones that are gaining the most search results based off of content that they have or people who are interested in getting the services. Disney plus leads the pack. Hbo Is Actually Second and then Netflix is actually a distant third and I think that has more like honestly I think that's a little skewed in in my opinion because they believed that the netflix being disinterred a skewed. Because I think people know what's on Netflix. Searching for it and these are specifically's results based off of who is searching for things. Like who is I know? Four the services you search. How do I sign up for Disney plus or you search Disney plus? You're probably more likely to do that if you haven't signed up so I think those are the services they'll probably have the bigger boosts inscription counts. But let's be honest. Netflix already has a huge hold on the American market. As a whole to begin with so both studies were interesting but it puts. Hbo At a unique spot. Where despite the fact that they're not doing a great job in my opinion marketing. Hbo Max which is maybe less than two months away. They have people who are extremely interested in the potential of what it could be agreed. I think this is good for HBO. And the fact of the most searched about one of the most searched about platforms in. They've done next to new marketing. They're they're writing off the popularity of the HBO brain so good for them. I think these stories are actually the highlight something. That's really important in that with Kobe. Nineteen people more. People are staying home where people have opportunities to watch content during the day. Because the can't work can go to work or the work from home and they're gonNa have something on the side screen and where the couldn't do that normal work because you know one of their bosses might walk by you know a lot of different situations but it seems that more people are watching more content. Which is good for. I think the the whole entire streaming worse you know. A rising tide lifts all boats and to me these studies show that streaming is isn't f. Added isn't what people just do right now. Because it's cool I think people are choosing streaming services as legitimate contenders to cable in that. They're moving truly moving away from from cable. Because you would think that during this time people would camps ticket home. I need to watch content so a Kato have cable something to go. Pay For the cable guy to come down and whoever the situation's going to fold but that doesn't really seem the case this seems like streaming as gun uptick in for me. I think these. Hbo Numbers Israel. Max numbers are a little bit misleading. Because I think people also want to watch just. Hbo In general. So how watch HBO on set top box or anything through the Internet. Not Cable not the normal way and in. So you're getting a lot of. I think also results Rachel Max because they WANNA watch. Hbo ON THEIR THEIR LAPTOPS. So I think that's where you're also getting some of those numbers but overall to me. This is reassuring that streaming is going to be. The future makes sense why? Hbo Max is going to be hired terms of popularity the peacock just because peacocks. Original Library is lacking and people were going to search for peacock. I think honestly it's going to be a lot for you to the office parks and REC or the Olympics or as an HBO. Max You got. Hbo's Entire Library Plus Other They're coming out with so all right and the other. Hbo News Max It is is not specifically related to each other than part of the parent company so warmer media has announced that they they they have announced the new CEO for the company. How the CEO as we've seen and as we've talked about was John Stinky who's also the C O over at. At and T. Who's also rumored to eventually take over the CEO position at and T and a couple of years when that CEO steps down but in the meantime he has been the acting. Ceo over at were media. And that's why he's been the face of HBO Max while they've been hyping up each wheel Max and he was the person who was being interviewed back in October when they did the rollout of Hbo Maximal the details. As I have said I am not a big fan of the fact that John Stinky was the person who is front and Center for this platform mostly. Because I don't feel like he's the type of person who should be you know trying to pitch a streaming service or anything related to media generally doesn't come across as the type of person who does very well when he's asked the hard hitting questions. Let's be honest. I don't think anybody walked away from the HBO. Max Event without the quote of it would be stupid not to subscribe to HBO. Max because it's like a litmus test of whether or not you're smarter not if you're going to stick with each peo- or go to HBO. Max which has the same content plus much more that was the that was the quote that stuck out on a lot of different articles because that was what he said. That was probably not the best way to go about doing that but anyway he is going to be going back to stain the CEO of at and T. and the New Warner Media C. E. O. Is actually an ex. Ceo of Hulu and Hulu actually whose founding CEO Jason Killer and he will be taking over the role effective may first that is actually a surprise to some people because the idea was that there was a lot of people within Warner media that there were there were some people that the expected to potentially step up but they went from they went outside of the company and they brought him in and honestly. I think this is a good move. He is younger. He's dealt with streaming. He was one of the people at who who was starting out. That said that at times needed to be much less. They need to have more flow. He was one of the people who thought that binging. Tv was a good thing. I think that it makes sense. Not that stinky is against any of this stuff that I just mentioned but I think that putting a different face that doesn't feel just like a corporate suit which no offence to stinky. That's what I see when I look at Stinky is somebody who needs to be more in line with the future of media and not somebody who's involved in running a telecom companies so I think that this is a great move he had a couple of different interviews or posted the one that we have in the show notes has talking about a variety of different topics when they bring up the top of HBO. Max He basically said that what they've been doing it's been great. They've made some great decisions and he's just going to let everything go as is for the time being because he thinks that everything that they've been doing is great so he's just going to be there to support them and I guess he'll be the person who answers you know for whether or not it's successful or not down the line. But that is the new. Ceo of Warner media which oversees all Television Warner Brothers movie production side of things HBO. That's that's basically the person who is over all of all the media content that's that. At and T. has any part of. I will concur that this is a great idea getting somebody who has built two different video streaming services. He's CEO FORM CEO of Hulu. And he was the CO founder and CEO of streaming service steam vessel in. Since he's done this twice he has just a wall industry knowledge. I remember time win. Hulu tertre back in two thousand seven watching it and I was just like. Oh this is really cool service. It's interesting like the able to watch not shows you know a few days later than when they came on the air and those were the quality kind of where the first yet like net flicks was kind of starting. But I really like the idea of what was on cable is now on the Internet and I don't have to go through their through some sheedy website to like you know illegally stream it and so it is good that they have a leader. Who's done it twice and so I I'm very happy. I can't say enough about this higher. I think it's one of the few hires. Recently that have seen that makes a lot of sense that I'm really an image or and I think this is good for Warner media for. Hbo Mags just for everyone involved. I think it's also good for. At that he really seems that they're getting somebody knows understands business and they want to. They want to do it. Seems like they wanNA make it work. It's not just like eighteen to join squeeze all the money out of the situation. It really feels like. Hey we want each real max to be top notch. Wanted to succeed. Want somebody. Who's done it? They've gotten that person and so I. I can't be more happy notes. Podcast can't see my face but I'm extremely happy enthused about this higher and it gives me more confidence in the warning media in nature. Amax I I think that for launch and for the first few months I think he is going to be a big cheerleader helpings. Go through but I think his focus is okay. We launched the platform. We have excellent subscribers. One let's keep them in to. Let's build it and so I think he's really involved going to be very important in face to face three of okay. This is not just a niche thing anymore. That people are just testing all Beta testing. We wanted to grow grow grow. And so I think that's where his expertise is really gonNA come at apply is phases two and three of HBO. Max and I think because he was formerly at Hulu. I think that's also a big deal because who has worked with ads before an HBO as a brand has not he brings it expertise of having a streaming service said from the very beginning had ads intertwined with the service and we know that face to for HBO. Max is to have some sort of ad-supported version down the line whether appeared just a less expensive version which is most likely the case with that's ad-supported or something else but then feast three is they were talking about how they wanted to bring in life sports and things like that live events into the streaming services as well but faced to is it adds version. I think that you know coming from who but I think that working at Hulu and having that expertise from the early days of Lou is just great so all right so then jumping over a peacock. I don't think we specifically talked about this because obviously we don't talk about sports except for when it pertains streamed services but we've talked about NFL streaming rights in general and one of the things that is changing in the next season of football is that they're adding additional games to the season. One of them is an additional postseason game and with that extra postseason game peacock is actually landed. That postseason game that that game will actually air on peacock and on Nickelodeon. I don't understand the NICKELODEON. Don't even try to get me started with that but the peacock brand will be streaming that extra postseason game come next winter and then we have as far as niche streaming services acorn. Tv is announced. They were going to be launching in the UK this month. Then Real quick before we get into our main discussion. I want to just quickly mention this. This is more of a secondary discussion but I just want to get it out of the way. So that way. It's done Viacom. Cbs has finalized estate. Purchase of Miramax. Now they're they're stake purchases. They now own forty nine percent of Miramax and the part part of the deal that they have in place by buying the stake is that they have the distribution rights for the film library which means they can either take it and put it on their own service in. They do it on. Cbs Alexis or in the future. They could put the some of these films on their future. Viacom CBS streaming service. That has no name but is supposedly. He's somehow going to launch before the end of two thousand twenty. There's they also have the ability to make TV shows based off of past things either for streaming or for broadcast whatever but they have the ability to have the content ability to adapt that content into a television series if they choose to in the future so while it's not specifically related to streaming. I do see this as something. That is just a part of the larger puzzle. That will eventually be that Viacom. Cbs service so he just wanted to quickly mention it because it doesn't really fall in with any of the other topics not CBS Alexis. So I don't want to bring it up there. So that's why it's there but our main discussion is quickly could be has launched and we are going to talk about our take on. Qube but there's a couple of things I wanna just briefly mention that are in the show notes. There's a couple of different things first. Off could be launched as as expected on April sixth. It wouldn't be a launch of a streaming service. If it didn't go down did actually have a point in time where it was down and there was an interesting article that I read. That was talking about how it seems like the streaming services while. It's not a band with issue as far as being able to have lower quality video as a thing. It seems to be the amount of people that are signing up for a service are the is the unexpected that they're not factoring in not factoring in and how many people are going to be trying to use the service shoot. You know right out the gate so quickly at launch date so hopefully any future service. That's launching in the future. Takes note of these situations that have happened with Disney plus and I think apple. Tv plus I recall had a short amount of time that they had issues too in the very beginning and now so I hope that peacock. Hbo Max Viacom CBS. They all are taking notes insane. Okay maybe we should just make sure that we are completely good to go. So people aren't crashing our service right out the gate. However that's tend to be the norm recently qube had three hundred thousand downloads within the first day compared to four million downloads at Disney plus. I'm not trying to compare the two. They're not even remotely similar but it just put in perspective Disney plus was crazy super successful within the first day they had four million downloads of their APPs could be had three hundred thousand. Qube is obviously geared towards a very specific type of demographic and Audience. And that's part of the reason why they're not as big as Disney plus they don't have the children's content which is obviously going to drive more downloads. Plus Jeffrey Katzenberg had. He did say that. They consider delaying the launch. Because of the corona virus pandemic which is part of the a lot of the reviews that you'll see online of qube specifically talk about how this is a service that's designed for people on the go but we are currently a society that is supposed to be on the go. We're supposed to be staying at home. How does it work one of the other things that I? I don't think I brought up last episode but I really wanted to bring up because it was something that I read in one of the reviews of the service. I don't WanNa get too much into my usage of the APP yet but one of the things that I think would be super beneficial to qube while I understand the principle of it's meant for mobile it seems like the easiest solution would be to have the ability just to cast it to a television from your phone whether it be through apple or android or whatever the ability to cast a to your television. So that if you were at home you could watch at home if you wanted to. That's not to say that they have to go build APPs for television. They don't need to do it. But I can tell you from my personal experience a lot of the content that I have watched. It's not as if you need to be able to turn the the the phone in order to view it a different way. It just is the ability to turn the so watching. Television is not going to hurt the programming that they've created necessarily at least at this point in time so some of the reviews. I've seen have said I don't understand why they're so against the idea of making it able to be viewed on television because some of this content could be on the television. It makes sense especially in this immediate situation of everybody at home. The other part of it of course is that in that interview that we talked about last episode. He specifically said no real. We are not doing TV APPs. We're not making this viewed on the TV you cannot flip your TV on its side. So there's no reason for this to be on the TV and I just. I fundamentally disagree with that statement. I don't understand why it cannot be viewed on a television because the whole point is if I want to be able to watch the show with my phone on its side. It's the same exact aspect ratio as TV. And it's not as if they're telling me you must flip your phone the other direction order to view the show. So I just see it as a hiccup that eventually may adjust and I feel like at some point maybe that would be a good thing for them to add into the APP. Give them the ability to cast into a TV. They don't have to go about the route of creating APPs four televisions were streaming sticks or anything like that they can just make it so that if you WanNa do it from your phone or on your television you just have to cast it from your phone. Which still does the exact same thing? But I just wanted to bring that up because it was something that I remember reading in that interview and I remember if we talked about it but they are super superposed. having anything to do with the television which. I think is a missed opportunity. The only other stuff that was about this. That was mentioned was that there is a bunch of reviews. We included the one from the verge because it broke breaks down a lot of the different shows. We had. We both downloaded it. We both have were were experiencing the ninety day free trial that could be is currently offering anybody who signs up from now until April. Thirtieth will actually get ninety days of the service for free. They are currently releasing shows every single weekday. Which did not realize they were doing. I understood. They were doing that for daily essentials. We did not under. I personally did not know what their release schedule is going to be for some of these movies that are broken into chapters. The one thing that did not realize that every single day they will release the chapters until it's complete and that's unique because I was thinking that they were going to be releasing content like every week which would make it very difficult especially since I was expecting a lot of these segments to be ten minutes long and some of them are only five over seven. They're mixed. They're all less than ten. Obviously but I didn't expect the TV series or the the the movies to be broken into smaller segments. So the first day they released three episodes of everything that launched that day except for the daily essentials which launched with their normal daily episodes. And then we're on day two as were recording this. They released episode four all of these different series and personally. I've got some different things but I want to give Tony a chance to talk about it. I Tony. Let me get your first impressions of the APP. You just want me on. The air just appraised before he just trash it we all know that you're just GonNa be super negative just ripped to shreds they. Don't call me the Be SKEPTIC FOR NO REASON ANYWAY OVERALL. I was pleasantly surprised. I think the biggest thing for me is that given than it is on average. I guess seven to ten minutes bites of content and I was like okay. How involved will I be into me? I can great things based on quality or some objective thing but to me. It's it's it's experience like did I get lost one. Tv Shows Ero. I like for an hour that comes on the CW. I would have gotten lost in this show and nothing was more important so if I can kind of if a puffer can recreate that for me. And then that's when the main delorean just for further forty minutes of the show is on. I just loved it so much shows chicken equity and I think the first thing I is opened up. It's pretty it's beautiful APP but it's a little bit too pretty. They really hired on people. Okay let's make the most beautiful easiest to use APP. Ever feel that kind of bid itself in the butt because has like Word I go. I have a podcast that talks about all these new content shows a come out in in. Where are they to try to browse for content? Was a little bit hard in. It's still a little bit confusing but any of the deaths all Sophie Turner. She's in game thrown. Her face was on some placard and I was like check it out so I clicked. The card opened up the show in. It is really dark and so this woman who has some mental issues and she suffering from solicitation and but then she survives a plane crash anyway. there you go. There's this show but no it's the first timid episode just POPs out but I'm watching him like a kid Sophie Turner and give the second checking out the trailer. I just got lost since ten minutes. Over in Tim's later in the show was over. I was like what what happened. Like felt like I was watching it for like thirty minutes so I checked up as a two three and four and it was great content in. I was surprised by the story. The music the cinematography just fell really put together so that was Kinda Nice check. A few daily central's one by ESPN. I felt that they kind of just. Hey we're on qube ethnic. Espn really didn't equal B. COULD ESPN and self to eat the production value. There just in seeing that much to me the BBC. They had a daily news section. So check that out. I really enjoyed that B. C. News at something else as well and try to a couple of other different shows. You know they were okay. They weren't for me. I think overall was very positive. I was really impressed with the switching. In how easy. It was an easy just because sometimes when you like flip to Portrait or landscape. You're APP will take a second to recalibrate where it is in it with videos. You know it could be an issue sometimes for it to get back to where it needs to be an aspect ratio and it might get lost and jumpy and and one overall. It felt seamless which between landscape portrait portrait landscape. Back and back again. I mean there's one time where I was just looking me. Thought I was weird because it went watching something and I'm just flipping back and forth back and forth and trying to find a flaw and I just couldn't so that to me was impressive in. I'm kind of curious about how actually got done. A think going from portrait to landscape the camera angles were fine and there were like different moments or if you put him portrait it would pan the room slowly versus you put landscape. Oh just have the whole entire ultire view just an infield. I didn't get anything extra being in portrait or landscape. It wasn't like a deal breaker as a quick kind of claims. It is but Just because it isn't a dealbreaker doesn't mean it's not good. I mean I think it's good that you don't lose story by going Landscaping like how filmmakers cinematography cinematographers. We'll have that in mind that okay. We can't lose the story. We go from landscape to portrait. Because sometimes we do you miss something it just. It will auto crop in the wrong place. I think you can't tell sometimes where they actually purposely filmed something for portrait mode versus landscape mode versus times. Where they'll just all lanes game mode and then just crop it for portrait. There are times where you can see that depending on the show. You're Kinda like willing to kind of stinks but overall it wasn't bad. I'm I'm really curious though because of how like easy. It was to switch if they're not downloading both the landscape in the portrait and slick video streams at the same time and then as you switch the audience toast is the same but it my switch to the video context or the context some curious if missiles could do a test to see if how much data to us and I could see that becoming an issue because there's just it works too well so it's like how does it work. It's got it must be cheating somehow. I liked the user design mentioned before off the air mentioned here just when you go from in landscape motorized usually the video scrubber. That's what it's called. I think is is on the bottom of most players media players in general when you put it in portrait mode since the APP is made mobile first right there on the big push for Mobile. I wanted you to operate the HOLTER APP with one hand Murph you put it Insurance Visco. Br bottom you have to either have really get thumbs or you have to use a separate hand to tease it for portrait but inquiry. It's on the if you're into left-handed it's going to be on the sidewalk. Thumb is so I can hold it in my hand in search through the video with one hand and discover goes from up to down still have to write off of. That was really cool. It was also really simple to turn on captions. Because a show where there's some language into won't mind two year old to to listen to it. 'cause she tends to repeat words and so and put on caption mode and mute audio and he was able to work with well and I remember like Disney pauses trying to use the APP and couldn't figure out where the captions were and so I'm is really nice. How simple those pieces were how their report for a lot of people but it tends to get lost. A we need the ability for for people to access the website or whatever APP and a different way than than standard. But they don't as just added on feature instead of really put forth and so. I like the Polish of it. I think my biggest complaint. Is that Philip? The too cute in it was hard to search. It was hard to find. There's no idea of like John. Ras or categories it. They had these story cards. That were kind of weirdly named Just took me sick into figure. Okay Wha wha what was his car accident do is it like a category is something else. Blah and that was a little bit frustrating. I'm watching videos. I think it was the easiest part was finding the content through the APP was hardest part and that's not a good place to be and you want it to be easy to find content to watch and especially since the contents like five ten minutes long like you're not keep people's attention for that long so the more that they find the content to watch and get them pushing play. I think that's that's very important. I think it's really nice. I like any type of like news. Show daily central new show. There's idea of of like chapters like you would be podcast. And so concerned podcast. You can have chapter. You would go through. It's a really nice feature that alike as equal chicken new segment and cable. I want to skip the Kobe. Nineteen conversation because I wanna hear something else. Someone I'M GONNA LISTEN. To and so you can skip to other section of the news. I thought that was really cool. How they have that natively in their APP. And it seems like most daily essentials utilize that type of structure for type of news. New Show up those really cool because you can't like hit next on the news when I'm watching. Cbs Before wheel of fortune. I can't change the next local news. Bit Aft to watch what's going on and I don't WanNa Watch that so I`Ma that was pretty cool overall. I was pleasantly surprised. It was better than I thought it would be They're few issues that I think are very important. I think there's a couple things to hold qube back there. Few complaints on my have will definitely cover them a military to get your take I but overall I was. I was pleasantly surprised. And I'm curious if it can keep its momentum. Here's the thing. Obviously we've been talking about could be for a long time. I've been very skeptical about whether or not this could be a success. I will say this. I also think that the one thing that I think that I was walking into this thinking. Okay as I've said Multiple Times before. What are we getting here? That isn't somewhere else. What is what makes Qube so unique to me? It's really going to be the content. The content is going to be something that's different than where else somewhere else that you get it. That doesn't mean necessarily that you can't get similar. Content somewhere else is just the content that the Be has has to be good enough to make you want to continue use it. Personally I think that the daily essentials or something that I could see myself watching on a normal basis I regularly. The last two days have watched both the morning and evening report from NBC News. I watch the BBC around the world. I've watched the Polygon series that deals with video game and pop culture news. I've watched those and I find them interesting because they're focusing on things that are very obviously current events and it's not something you're typically going to get from another streaming service you don't. I mean there's obviously services that offer live news and things like that but this is not that this is something different. There is certain content that have gone through. And I've watched and I think that it's it's it's good content. It's not that it's amazing content. It's not that it's bad but it's just it's it's average it's good. I could see the scene content somewhere else. For example Murder House flip. I walked into that show watching the trailer and thinking to myself. Wow this is a great premise. But the fact that it's broken up the way it is with the smaller chapters with a smaller segments. I it just. It didn't feel like it worked. It felt like it obviously in. Hdtv show but it felt like they were just going through it as quickly as they possibly could but the thing is it's not like a typical hdtv show where you see the process of how they go from one to the other the other because it feels like they're trying to move it along quickly there's other content like they can Nikki fresh. Which is Nicole Richie Series? Which is almost like a parody comedy series with music. I'm watching that I'm thinking okay. This is it's an it's amusing. It's funny I could see something similar somewhere else. But this is unique to the service because of what they're doing with this show however then there's other shows that like fierce queens which was is like a is like a nature documentary series focusing on different groups of animals that they're very fierce and our women and it's hosted by Reese Witherspoon and I'm watching and thinking okay. Clearly the they're trying to go for like planet Earth or life like we've seen from BBC who actually the company. Who's producing this series? But when I'm watching it I'm not. I don't really feel like it's as interesting as one of those documentaries has felt like the quality wasn't as high as some of those BBC earth documentaries that we that they release now. I did the only one I did watch. As far as the top tier premium content. They boast is their top tier of that pyramid. They showcase back in January was the most dangerous game the Liam Hemsworth movie. I've watched all four chapters of that. It feels like a good movie but it does feel like one of those things were the first three they moved. I kept watching all three of them in a row. I got to the fourth because I started watching it today and it was good and then all of a sudden. I'm waiting and I realized. Oh crap I have to wait until tomorrow to get the next chapter of this movie when if I wait a couple of weeks. When after all of the chapters releasing occupied binge watch the entire thing as if I was a movie and no harm no foul. You know I still watching the content. That could be producing. That's the problem I see with. These movies is because they're being broken up the way they are sure you'll come back. WanNa see it but I definitely see people just waiting until it's completely done in watching all at once. Because that's the way it is the daily essentials which is their bottom level of that pyramid that they showcases. Actually what I think is going to be a huge plus for the service which I thought was going to be just seeing content. You get anywhere else and typically it is you can still get this content elsewhere but there are certain aspects of what they're doing with these essentials that. I think are unique to them. You Know Tony mentioned the chapter marks. We can skip forward through you know through certain segments. It's a huge benefit. Because that's not something that I know. That's out there elsewhere without it. You know in video format. There's obviously podcasts. That have chapter marks. You can skip but as far as videos. I'm not aware of anything out there. That's it that does stuff like that as far as reporting news. This chapter marks in the daily essentials. I think is a huge plus. I think that those are probably going to be the thing that people more people are watching the movies. I feel like going to be something that people will watch. But they're gonNA watch and a binge format which is obviously not could be is designed for which will then obviously present problems. Because you can't use it on your television but the biggest thing overall is like there's definitely some content here. They launched with a good variety of stuff. Moving over to some of my concerns. I already said the thing about the television. I won't keep bringing that up. One of the things at twenty said that I agree with is the the way the APP is built is not necessarily cohesive to the content that they have if you go into the APP. There's four spots at the bottom of the APP There's the the four you which is basically just some cards saying here's some shows that you have watched. We have a new episode. Here's some shows that are new that you haven't even started watching. Check them out. Then you can go over into the ones you're actually following and then you'll see the latest episodes of stuff that you're following then there's a spot where you can search for the problem is if you don't know the name of what it is that you're searching for it's very difficult to pull it up and obviously. I didn't play around too much but I'm pretty sure that if I if I knew. I didn't know the name of the Sophie Turner Film that was out. I could probably type in her name and they would probably pop up. Because it's still linking to that but the perfect example is when I was looking through just a browser section without typing anything in the search bar. I notice that there's a spot that said daily essentials and when I would scroll over the only two things that were showing as of yesterday whereas the NBC report and the BBC around the world. The two main news ones. But they weren't showing any of the other daily essentials and I thought that was weird because I knew that they had a ton of daily essentials that they were launching. And when I actually tighten daily essentials at the top. I got this huge long list of options of other shows that they had that I couldn't actually see without searching for them because of the way the APP is designed and I think that's a huge flaw. It also continues to show when you follow something. It'll show all the episodes that you've you've watched but unless you continuously scroll the ones that you've seen over as you get to the next episode it will continue to show those episodes you've already watched and that's a problem because then you don't know that there's a new episode unless it conveniently happens to pop up on that mean home screen so the APP not necessarily designed super well in my opinion. I think the problem is. They're obviously limited in space because it specifically here. I did randomly see something. I have yet to confirm this but I I saw a review. I believe it was on deadline. That said that. Qube does work on tablets which I have not like. I said I have not confirmed. Want to see if it does because that does give it the ability to watch things on a bigger screen and I'm also curious to see if the APP structure is exactly the same on a tablet as it would be a phone. I'll bring update everybody on that next week when we when we have our next episode. But that's one thing that I'll have to check into because I didn't know that it was on tablets because it's specifically remember hearing mobile only and just assumed that meant phones because they never once said anything about tablets so definitely something check into but I would say Qube as a whole is not something that I think people need to have. I think there'll be a select audience. That will enjoy certain shows and they'll sign up for certain shows but I don't think this is a must have for everyone at every given time I could see myself like I said using the daily essentials to keep keep up to date with news especially because it's in such small bite sized portions of of content but I definitely think that there's the vast majority of the people who are probably. This is more geared towards those daily essentials like they said in their own content pyramid is the bottom level that a lot of people probably aren't using which is a downfall because I think there's a missed opportunity to have a lot more specific content for a variety of different topics that could be in qube because especially since right now they're all producing content within their homes because of everything going on with the pandemic so it clearly shows that this content can be produced on a low budget and doesn't cost a lot of money to actually produce so we'll see what happens. My immediate response for Qube is definitely. Check it out if there's a show that you want to check out because there's a free trial right now but don't expected to be some sort of life changing service as far as comparing it to other streaming services. I don't even know that it's completely fair to compare it to other shooting services because wallets providing video content like a streaming service. It is such a different version of what it what it is that it's not even. It's not even you can't even compare it and say yes. This is as good as Netflix. This is worse than athletes. Because it's just it's not even the same thing I mean I think would support into compared to be too is when you're watching. Qube when you're watching these seven to ten minute bites of video what would you be doing else and so like would you be playing some mobile game? Would you be listening to a podcast as your cooking or something? Would you be list watching some youtube clip? Would you be watching Tick Tock? You Know Vines. Snapchat instagram stories. Like there's a lot of things you could be doing within those ten minutes. But would you be choosing qube and I think trying to compare qube to net. Flix doesn't even make sense. Given the same type of product it is short form content in the kings from content. Early Youtube Tick Tock Instagram snapchat facebook. You view facebook as a short form video content in in some aspects woods are they better than those companies. It's prettier it's more polished. They have higher budget content. I don't necessarily think it's and if the main draw of your APP is is when people are not really used at the most is when we go to the bathroom and tried to do. Somethin' Watterson on toilet in watch equity show like I don't think it's a place where I want the service to be in the Senate that the sun knocking against is just the fact of like I'm trying to think of situations where you're GonNa have a free moment during the day. A seven seven ten minute moment like into be clear. It's not necessarily Ju. Yeah when you see that and you said this to me off line before and I thought the exact same thing but to be clear. It's who has seven to ten minutes or five to ten minutes. Let's say every single day. And what situation are they in? Now there's plenty of people who are going to be waiting in line at starbucks or riding the bus or riding the train or taking an uber or sitting at the doctor's office in the waiting room. There's plenty of people who do that. But what is something that you do every single day that could take between five to ten minutes and that is sitting on the toilet that is what is going to be doing at any given day so I mean like that and that is your Pearson. Yeah yeah it shouldn't be where most people watch your platform and that's not a knock against quickly is just a fact of at least American Life. I guess and I mean Guinness. Six even compare against like books. I mean people listen to books are read read books. Forget the still think people read people read books you know when they have time between on a bus stop or subway or car rider something and so that that is like against. Qube is the fact of its business. It's competition isn't Netflix. Each Max Disney. Plus you know the big names we're talking about. It's it's content that you don't even have to pay for. I don't have to pay for my podcasts. I mean I got a kindle book that was for free because they come the there. There's some good deals or it's like ninety nine cents for an e book you know You Know Tick Tock is is free you know snapchat instagram. Like they make money they monetize your data and your your ID and what she put up there versus you know the continent self and so that is who quit. He's got a to to fight against in. Can they rise above the mediocrity of you know almond continents already out there and some forms and I don't know I don't know the answer but when Your Business when that's your business models trying to beat out free content? It's Kinda hard to do. I mean youtube is still at least a either neutral or a slightly positive cash flow business just because they have so many ads. They're running but you know millions and billions of people. Check Youtube every single day for these craters and the Dow ten minute amost. You know little bits of of their shows in. That's who have to compete with this free content paid content and so those a little bit that to me is a negative fan so that that would that's what worries me. Plus though is I got the ad the ad to your four hundred nine. I mean does it really matter since it's the trial which are probably should change it but with the Ad Tier. I didn't find many ads in the ones that did warrant obtrusive as expecting like a very obtrusive at experience and honestly I didn't get that so it was plus I mean they were. You know tasteful weren't annoying. They weren't too long. I appreciated that could be was like okay. You're a mobile. Obviously you don't want have like women at takes on for forever but it was like at most fifteen seconds. It wasn't at all and so that that was kind of Nice to me I was able to get through. I think three or four videos without come across an ad which was very very nice sometimes with mobile APPs and sorts of games just physically get like an ad every two seconds and so I was really pleased by that experience so I totally be okay with just ad free version and maybe even a little bit more than the ones that had because the experience wasn't so detrimental to the overall experience at the APP. Having an ad. Seeing an ad shouldn't be a cause to turn away. Miss should be okay. We have that either you you. The consumer makes a decision to click on it or something or you just ignore it in a really felt. Simple and easy to use an unobtrusive. So that's something that I enjoyed under the. You got the bad frontier that. I don't think he could really comment on that. I can't comment on the ads and the one thing I will say. However is you know you mentioned this before earlier and I think it might have more to do with the ads but the whole turnstile technology while I think it's great to like I flip the heck out of my phone going back and forth on a variety of different shows to see what the difference would be from. Portrait to landscape kept going back and forth. There are certain shows that I could see it being like when you would flip to portrait. They will just split the screen and did repeal line in the middle similar to the way you view content sometimes on snapchat than there is other times where you would flip the screen. There would be part of what you would see in the landscape mode. That would be just cut out as a kosher rectangle of that larger screen. But the one thing I did notice is that focused so heavily on this turn cell technology and when they had their events in reveals and all of this they were showcasing it they were showcasing the flip technology and how if you flip it you can. You'll see different things now. One Show I've seen in. I've watched probably I've watched multiple episodes by probably watched at least seven. Different shows some of the movies daily essentials. Some of the normal content shows every single one of those wash. I have not seen one situation. Where when you flip it does something different or changes. The view of what? You're supposed to see or anything like that and I started thinking about that and thinking to myself. Isn't that strange that they were so focused on the ability to use this technology to do something but when they launched none of the stuff that they're launching with a showcase. Seen what you can do with this. I thought that was strange. You know we heard that Steven Spielberg series after dark. It will only be able to be viewed after it's dark in your specific timezone and hey that's great but those are all things that seem like maybe word not something that they were thinking about. Initially when they were first coming out the idea of the turnstile technology is really just keeping the ASPECT RATIO NOT SUPER CONDENSED. Like it would be on on most other. Apps but my concern. However is that when I'm looking at this thinking to myself? What was the point of showcasing back in January all of this content? That when you flip the phone you're seeing different points of view and things like that were none of the content is like that now however light twenty seven. I'm not seeing any of the ADS. I picked the AD free version. And I'll see this. If you have not signed on for Qube go ahead and sign up for quits. She can experience the thirty or the Ninety Day free trial. Just pick ad free version because you'll conveniently not see any ads even though you're not paying any extra money which I think is very odd because anybody could say they want the Ad Free version and not. Cnn's 'cause I have yet to see one. Add on the entire service as of yet even on that pain anything just because I said I intend on paying for the free version leader anyway but if I saw an ad I though that's the one thing I wanted to try was if I was watching head if I flip the screen would it change the point of view like we've seen some demonstrations that they showed back in January because I don't know I can't see any ads but if the only stuff that they have right now that actually shows that unique points of view and uses that technology to its advantage. Is The ads. Well that's that's I'd I don't know why they so heavily focused on that other than to try to sell it to advertisers in general but the biggest thing about that is when they were doing? This presentation is not designed as a advertiser conference or something like that that they were showcasing. They were showcasing this as their big reveal to consumers at a consumer electronics show. That's the part that concerns me is at this point in time. There's nothing here. I know that there's a couple of TV series that are supposed to utilize that technology but they didn't launch with any of them. Which makes me think that it's something that's going to. You know it was something that they thought about doing down the line even though from the very beginning of them talking about this. It hasn't been something that they were talking about. They wanted to do with shocks the other thing. Just related to the pandemic in general one of the interviews that I did read. Was that despite the fact that everything's happening the daily essentials. We talked about this last week. The daily essentials will still go on as as originally planned because they can fill in their houses like they have been with the first episodes but they did state that all the other content they actually have planned to release the unscripted series and the movies. They have enough content to actually last them. All the way through Thanksgiving of this year at this point in time. So despite the fact that production is halted across the globe on a variety of major projects. All over the place. Qube actually has enough content in their library that they can release content. All the way through Thanksgiving without having any any production holds causing content and not come out so hypothetically they'll just have to move a little bit quicker when they can get back to work to make sure they can keep producing content but they have filmed things in advance a way in advance. And that's also probably part of the reason why some of these unscripted shows don't have any real any idea of timeframe that they're actually a crane because they could be viewed anytime and it doesn't matter remember the one time we made fun of Qube for having so many content announcements and now I actually pays the digital. Sure I'll eat those words. I think the last bit for me for Qube is really did. How much forethought. They thought into the APP. Now I think sometimes they had some poor decisions but you can tell that there is a lot of thought into the APP. They have a left-handed modes. If you left handed all the buttons will be situated for your left handed US easily. That's really cool. And then one other feature is that it is on your cell phone You can download some episodes but you can choose which quality WANNA use. You can also set which quality streams if you want to save ban with in in streaming and whatnot. At depending on your plan you can choose a flag that will decrease the resolution of it. So I think it's really cool and appreciate that to their their conscience of that there will be on phones and not all of the map limited to plan so That's really cool. Any final thoughts final thoughts on quitting. Like I said if you have not tried it out I would suggest check it out. I mean if if worst comes to worst you've got ninety days to try it out you can maybe find a show that you like any of the shows that are releasing right now. The plan is that they're releasing new chapters every single weekday throughout the up until the point where the season is complete. So anything that launches now will most likely be wrapped up before the end of the ninety days Especially some of these movies because you just if you just assume that the movie is going to be about two hours long that means in roughly about three weeks three and a half weeks. Some of these movies should have been wrapped up because of the amount of time that's actually releasing per episode. So it's one of those things where if you're on the fence used the trial take advantage of the trial because it's not going. They're not going to offer this trial all the time I imagine that in the future could be. He's going to be offering a seven or fourteen day. Trial after April thirtieth. 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474: Boring Guy
"Grumpy old cakes a weekly talk show hosted by Brian Shulami Stern Jason Philip discussing the finer points of what went wrong on the Internet and WHO's to blame. Welcome to episode four, seventy, four of grumpy old Geeks for September twenty third. Twenty Twenty Jason Filipo and I'm Brian Shaw Meister. I had to weird work things happen to me this week Jason now. Weird but interesting and work. Interesting because I'm not really working that is funnier part of it like all I'm doing is the podcast and you know fulltime teaching and babysitting and all that sort of stuff. But I got a work email and for the first time ever I saw as part of the the little thing at the bottom where you provide your, you know all your pertinent details about your work, your position, your phone numbers, your email, all that sort of stuff. I saw gender listing, which is nice. No, it's good. It's a good thing. Right? Preferred gender. Call me him or whatever. Okay and now you got you should put that in as part of your little tagline just help people along I. Thought that was a nice touch. Okay. What are you putting? Twenty Twenty he him I'm pretty standard. I'm pretty boring. I'm SIS. Okay So Boring Guy, that's that's what it tells everybody and the other interesting thing. I got an I already know your opinion on this but I'm GonNa ask you anyways a what's your statue of limitations in terms of helping a client that has fired you three years that's pretty long. I thought you'd give them. Yeah. I mean three free or three years you still expect to get paid if it's something that involves some effort if somebody comes back to me after three years and says, Hey, can you help me out with this? I will do it. But for a price I will not do know there's no free involves. Yes. Yes. Well, I'm seven years on. Someone reached out to me and they're kind of annoyed that I was like no. Yeah after three years you're you're well within your rights to say actually after six months, you're well within your rights to say go fuck yourself. I would actually argue that if it wasn't a if it was kind of an acrimonious split, you're right. You're in your rights one week after Oh no, no, no, the instant, the instant. Yeah. No No. So this is a funny. It's a client that I. It wasn't a bad thing but I turned over all the information. You know what I'm like I'm pretty anal about this stuff. So we both are we both are. So I was like all right. Well, here you go. Here's everything you need, and for some reason, seven years on now they can't find something in their reaching out to me and I'm just Kinda like now. Yeah. Seven years figure it out yourselves. I've had children in the time that you can you to write me. There's been a pandemic I've had kids. This isn't even my email address anymore come I'm a podcast. All right I just wanted to make sure that I wasn't being way out of line because judging from the tone of their emails they think I am. Okay. Well, you know what screw them because when? My last client that I laughed I gave them every single thing that I've ever done. You know all the backups, all the credentials that I had listed out very nicely and then. Everybody should do this. You need to go through and make sure that they remove access to every single thing you have access to because something goes wrong yes. You're the first person that they were gonNA come after. Yes. One of my last clients that I had that that was not a very good split and they did not remove me from anything and the yes I got some threatening legal emails and I was like. That's your job. You take me off the stuff I have not accessed it. Oh I test it. I tested it. I still have access to this. I have access to this I still have access to this get me off of this. I'm very adamant about removing my access to anything. You know it's like in the future if you WanNa, hire me to come back find but for now, I need to make sure because I've been in that situation you've been in the up and I'm like, no we are going to have an email trail where you confirm to me that you have removed my access in I cannot get into your server, your social accounts, your email accounts, this that the other get it gone yup agreed so good times. Speaking of gone, apple has gotten gone of something that I really really liked force touch support from the new watches or the old watches even well, the new the new watch. Os. Yeah we watch. Os seven in. It irks the crap out of me. So when I have a bunch of. Notifications I. Like to force touch it I, use the force, Luke and then they go away. Clear. That anymore and Pain. GotTa Scroll. You gotTa Scroll. I've had complaints about how you delete text messages and things like that from your watch for forever it it's multiple way too many clicks. I've actually had a lot of problems with the WACHO OS seven update I don't know if you have. But for me, my my watch has just rebooted a couple of times. It's just shut down. When I charge it at night, it will randomly flash up. It flashing it's charging. It's sitting on a charger. It should not lighting up at all and it does repeatedly every single night since I've done the update which drives my wife nuts, and now I barely have a charge phone because I ended up you know half asleep just grabbing my watch off the charger and throwing it into the corner because it keeps lighting up. Check out the alarm clock mode because that might might have gotten turned on its not on Oh it's not new then I, it will just light up for no reason. No charge it in the kitchen then. I guess. So I mean that's what I'm going to have to do now. The one that I've gotten his so I turned my phone onto airplane mode before I go to bed. And then I let my let my watch charge and I get up and usually I go to bed and I've got about thirty percent charge left. And over the past since the IRS or Seven update. About I did like I have a very set schedule five in the morning I put my watch on nine o'clock at night it goes on the standards thirty five per cent charge. This has been going on for years now or at least I got the five nowadays though burn. Our six o'clock in the afternoon you've got ten percent power laugh YEP, YEP Yep what I figured out was when my phone is on airplane mode my watch is trying to connect to my phone using Bluetooth instead of Wifi which is taking up more power because I looked at it this morning I'm like. I've been up for about forty five minutes and I am down ten percent. This is not right, and then I realized Oh my phone still on airplane mode I, turn my phone off airplane mode. In my watch, the battery drain slowed down considerably right. So so if you're if you have a an apple watch paired to an IPHONE and you're an airplane mode, just you know just expect that watch to just start you know you can just sit there and watch the percentage drop. It's ridiculous. Yeah. Yeah. It's you know apple I don't know what's going on with apple but things are getting worse and worse. Aren't they what we're back into one of those cycles we've had cycles before if you go back to the beginnings of the show, we had these cycles were apple can do no wrong everything works and then Oh, Jesus known tease all the other really good engineers have vested. So we're getting the fresh talent in then they get they get good at it. Then Shit they've vested. Okay. We're back to the cycle. Obviously on the vesting roller coaster again and the and the downswing. My phone power charging is going crazy again with that latest update. So this is not a good cycle for them. And Johnny I've is gone. He's buggered off so. Take your with what it is. Okay. That's that's more apple talk than we've done in a very. Time. And speaking of taking it for what it is on Saturday the TIKTOK. Deal has changed yet again Oh. Of course of course. Yeah. You mean the tick Tock Scam. Yes. Talks Shenanigan Bullshit. Well. The article that I'm I'm reading from talks is titled This Tick Tock Deals Stinks in so many ways like fit like like week old fish. Fish Well Walmart is back in the mix. So now it's Oracle at Walmart who will be trusted technology partners in a new tiktok global of which they'll own twenty percent and other American investors will supposedly make talks Chinese parent company Bite dance a minority owner going forward. This new entity will be based in the US. Will reportedly hire twenty-five thousand more US workers and Put Oracle in charge of securely hosting US users, data to address concerns over cyber security. There's obviously a lot. We don't know about this. There's a lot I'm sure even they don't know because they're just announcing things and really trying to figure it out. Later we have no idea how any of this will be audited. We don't know how much actual power Oracle Walmart. Walmart Walmart, overtook talks, operations So we have no idea about any of this sort of stuff. We have no idea if the algorithm and the underlying code will make its move door shores, but you can bet it won't. And it will continue to be code in the country who social media platforms double as tools of surveillance and censorship, which was the whole point of doing this to begin with. No. The whole point of doing this was to was to two pronged two pronged one to get back at Tiktok for screwing up trump's little rally and selling out the tickets. And the other is to manufacture a problem. So trump can get a win and third third to give a little bit of love back to Larry Ellison and his. Campaign. So this is a three pronged approach. This is poseidon tried into bullshit. Yeah, and if you really want to dig into it, we'll have the links and the show notes but there are three main points that they article makes. It's a misleading deal. It's crafty deal and it's utterly ridiculous. In the news. We haven't really talked about a covert and working from home in a little while, and we're all most well most of us are still been covert and working from home while other people have just kind of moved on and pretend it doesn't exist in back to real life like that must add on. Now I really wish I had one of those buckets. Until you end up on the ventilator. Yeah. I you know the old bucket bucket. That's. Pretty much what you need, but I did love this one This is an interview with the scientists and mom who had little secret during her CNN appearance Gretchen Goldman. A Research Director at assigns nonprofit went on Wolf. Blitzer C. N.. N. Show on Monday to offer commentary on President Trump's latest appointment to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Let's not get into the politics, but shockingly, she said that this guy stupid should never have been put in position right as you know, most scientists believe about most of his employees. But as they point out just below off camera or smart yellow jacket, she was wearing a tiny shorts and she stresses they were shorts not underwear and some famously functional water shoes and the well lit tasteful room. She was speaking from under the desk. That you could see was strewn with toys or computer chair camera balanced on a chair. So her husband took a picture of that and she posted side by side on twitter and it went viral because you know this is kind of the reality that we're all dealing with. So really really good article and I just like this one this one little bit. They asked her how have you and your husband been handling taking care of the kids while working and she said I feel like the answer is poorly. She's honest. She's honest and this is our reality right now she says typically do two hours of work at night after they're in bed because I just can't during the workday because the nature my job we couldn't do regular schedules I know some families do like you take them nine to twelve twelve to three, which is what my wife and I initially started the. Do but then you know shit just goes out the window we have meetings at different times in some come up. That are more rapid response So it's not that predictable. We've done it hazardously just to try to make ends meet the kids have gotten a lot of TV TV. I'm deeply ashamed that the two year old knows how to tell Netflix's he's still watching. Don't be ashamed. We're all with you. Yeah. Welcome. Welcome to the new normal. I haven't heard anybody say that in a while because I think everybody that said it back then has been punched in the face enough times. Yes. Well. FACEBOOK is back in the news in the EU. This is an interesting story. Did. You get a chance to go through this when and read it. I did I did yeah. So some some people over in the EU are not very happy about facebook exfiltrated ing some of the data of the EU resident back over the pond back to the united. States. Yes and. This is literally one person that is doing this and you know I I would like to send her some flowers. And say, Hey, this is good. This is good but facebook has come out. You know guns a blazing fists swinging in however you want whatever you WanNa, call it, and say, well, guys if you really WanNa do this. Then we're just going to have to not operate in the EU. I'm like. Really Call. How can we get that done here? Please I would love to see that because that would actually destroy facebook because if all of a sudden somebody had to go if everybody in the EU had to go three weeks without facebook they just find something else that would be that it would be like the end of the Truman show it would be like the end of the Truman show everybody's watching everybody's watching and then it's over and it's like what else is on They wouldn't go back if it came back. Yeah. So this is a giant game of chicken that facebook is playing with the EU and. Honestly I. Hope. I. Hope they don't Blink I. Hope the EU doesn't blink but you know. They will unfortunately, but it's is one of those things where it's like, you think about it and you're like man, it would be nice if. It would be nice if it would be nice I agree. You gotta you got one last thing though you have to remember that at least Germany has a made them back down and pull the OCULUS out for sale in Germany you can't do that. So little things are eating away at facebook's power over there. You know well, you know good good because that's the only place that seems to be challenging. Anybody GDP are is the only tool we have right now. So keep out of the EU. Death by millions. there's more news coming out of facebook the this makes them sound. Very good. FACEBOOK is testing a tool to let users claim their own image rights. They've revealed the rights manager for images, a tool that gives creators the ability that track and moderate where their images appear across facebook and instagram to begin facebook as testing that with select partners they haven't revealed what partners and we don't know. What plans they have to open the new rights manager to more users but you know there it is you you've got a tool you can upload a CSV file of the image. It's Meta data and they can you can specify where you want to apply copyright. On the manager will then monitor where the image shows up and Chris can decide to leave the image up issue, take down or block it from certain territories. Now, obviously, there could be issues with this. In terms of memes we could you know if you post Hams Hog and you've changed it. then. What happens but the other thing that I find interesting about this and this is not surprising as yet again, facebook is basically offloading their job of monitoring to yourself. Yeah. Yeah. The thing about it this is it's like we have a mechanism for this right now it's called copyright law and. We do we hadn't but there's pinterest which proves the country right law does not matter at all. Exactly. There's therein lies the RUB and also the court ruling about Hams Hog? Last week, which is just utter bullshit. Yes. Yes. So you know wherein where does the where does the percentage fall in the rights manager tool for you know how much has this bill? Obviously. It's going to be a pretty strict interpretation. It's going to be if any change has been made to the image, this is not going to catch it. It's it's straight up reposting. Yeah and how does it work with cropping and sizing and things like that? I mean, there's a what's the one search engine ten I I believe it's called It does a pretty good job. You can upload your images and find every instance of it on pinterest forever. Yeah. I used to do that. Then finally gave up the ghost I made about a thousand dollars tracking people down in when I did the hourly on it it was I made about three dollars and seventy five cents an hour tracking down those people zone. Yeah. Got to the point where it wasn't worth it. What damage just the general sense of humanity add imagine that most of the people that you reached out to and said, Hey, that's my image basically told you to fuck off and somehow it's your fault. So it just ends up becoming psychic, Burton? Yeah. It really does it really does I mean the only people I ever got? Money from were blogs and magazines who stole my images and put them in their articles you know. Average joes were just like fuck yourself. Yeah. It takes a special kind of person to deal with that sort of stuff all day we call them lawyers but yeah, it's just not worth the second bird or patent trolls that too. We learned a little bit more about another update from apple that may be of some concern. They consider this a feature on your iphone, the voice memos. So they're having a moment apparently the iphone voice memos APP because people are using it to a record insights dispatches during the coronavirus crisis. Some people in podcasting are using it to record because they can't think of anything better to do to send things off. But one thing that people have noticed and it's a possibly invasive. If you don't label the memo yourself when you're recording it, the apple automatically use your location where the recording took place as its name. So basically, voice memos tracking your location and you don't have to be too paranoid to see why that might be a problem. Of course there's an easy to fix name your file but yeah, this, this is A. Feature, they referred to it as location based naming, and it's a done because they thought that will help jog people's memories when they look back through their recordings. Oh, I was here at this time. So that's when I recorded that. So it kind of makes sense and again it's easy to fix just name your files something. You can also disable location naming by going to settings for voice memos so much ado, turn it off. I think it's a great feature personally because if I'm out on a walk and I'm leaving voice memos, it's nice to know when and where I was at. So I look at this as a feature and if you don't like it, turn it off. Yeah. Maybe, he's back in the news. This is over the Wall Street Journal qube exploring strategic options including possible sale already. Already. Oh, my God. Yeah. Yeah, that's. That's it. That's all I need right there. I got a whole bunch of article here I don't care. Too and it was one of the I actually watch the EMMYS and we'll get into that in media. Now if they had the best line qube has ten, it'd be nominations this year actually won to a shockingly enough but. Jimmy Kimmel said it's the dumbest thing to ever cost a billion dollars. Yep. That was really good. Really good ended yet. They've raised one point seven, five, billion dollars now. So Jesus Christ that from that. And shockingly enough I have some gaming news for you Jason Deviated would I know I saw this and I thought this was interesting Microsoft the xbox maker has signed a deal to buy xanax media. One of the largest independent games publishers operation. Me Not realize that name in and of itself but the studios it owns, you will recognize even I recognize them and I'm not a gamer includes Ed software, which made doom and quake probably the last two games ever played. Arcane Studios, which is dishonored and pray tango game works the evil within and the Sette, the Sita Bethesda Bethesda that's also hospital right and a place in Maryland. Yes. Please Maryland. There you go. Which did the elder scrolls and fallout they're going to pay seven point five, billion dollars in an all cash deal. Oh, that's good for them. Idea was obviously you know one of the premier places back in the day with Wolfenstein and all those guys, and of course, quake and quake three arena and rocket arena my personal favorite so. Yeah just slurping people up right now fire sale get them while the getting's good since nobody's going to work that's right. Yeah. And this one, this one came in through our friend Chris Lockhead sent this over yesterday Amadou. Epidemic. Amazon's epidemic debate in Amazon details low bandwidth sidewalk neighborhood network coming to echo entitled devices. Soon now. We talked about this when it first came out and we're like, does anybody really need this and apparently Amazon thinks they do. and. So there, this is the whole Mesh Network where everybody's echoes and you know ladies and the tubes and things like that will create a Mesh. Network in your neighborhood. So you can walk down the street with your dog with its little you know little tile collar and if it if little Fido gets away, you can find it using the neighbors access points right and Yeah. Ask for this said no one ever know. It'd be one thing if it wasn't a low bandwidth network and if we're blanketing entire neighborhoods, so perhaps less the the more disadvantaged of US could actually then get a free access to the Internet, but that's not what this is. Yeah. I. This is just strange. Thing it's strange I. mean you know it's it's a t to Jason. It's kind of meat. I'm sure the engineers were like let's see if we can do this because this would be cool. But I can't imagine much usage for it. Yeah I mean I don't know if I'm missing the whole point of it, but it doesn't seem like it's required. I mean I I get I get what they're trying to do with. You know okay I can bounce from neighbor to neighbor. So that little devices always online no matter where it goes or picks up where the spots are but yeah. Is this something that we really need I don't see it. It's is really just a facilitate more tracking of little devices that we've talked about nauseam that we tired of being tracked by little devices everywhere. This just facilitates more of it. Yeah. This episode is brought to you by hover is summer comes to a close and things are starting to get back to normal a who am I kidding? Most of us are still stuck at home and living on zoom twitch and Youtube live and Tiktok at least for a little while longer. 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I have to get this over with now. Okay. Musician author and Speaker Amanda Fucking Palmer has launched a weekly podcast, the art of asking everything, and this comes from you know Pod News. Of Note, the show is entirely paid for by over fifteen thousand people on Patriae on. As of this writing I went and looked at this morning. nope. Not Over fifteen thousand down to fourteen, thousand, eight, hundred, and forty, two. So. Significant. No, it's not insignificant and we've talked ad nauseam about Amanda Palmer and her patriotic and how she basically stole her audience from the music label the paid millions of dollars to make her a star and then went out on her own, and now she has a podcast crate. Look I don't like Amanda. Palmer I'm not a fan. I don't like her music I think that her position, the only issue I have with it is that she keeps running around trumpeting that she built us all herself she did not and that's the issue. So yeah. I listening to this podcast. Yeah. No, it's like people saying reply all built themselves from the ground up when they took a lot of NPR money to make that show and then they buggered off and took the audience with them. Yeah. Yeah our tax money at work. Well, peacock is in the news again. Have you signed up for peacock. No land on it? No No. There's nothing on peacock that I'm interested in. Okay same here. Same here. Well. They have finally gotten their roku APP together. They've cut a deal with Roku so the APP is going to be coming soon to you roku enabled devices. Now, the only reason I give a shit about this is because this actually helps get Hbo Max on the Roku, which is what I really want because I like Hbo Max Because I pay for it and there's a lot of stuff on there I wanNa Watch, and some of it might be hate watching like that wolves show that we'll talk about in a second. But Yeah I just I pay for HBO Max I pay for my Roku guys get sorted and figured out. So this helps get that pushed through I'm guessing that's what everybody's saying because Roku stock went through the roof after this deal with peacock. So right I don't know maybe it's time to buy a little more roku stock because when the HBO Max things goes through, maybe it'll jump up a little bit more maybe maybe we'll save. I watched the what I guess. I'm calling the virtual. emmys. I. I'm not big on awards shows, but my wife is so they're always going to be on but I was curious this time around because I was like, well, how are they going to deal with this? And it was actually pretty good. I thought they pulled off pretty well, people were at home and for the most part and they would have somebody show up in a very funny out has matt suit delivering the if they won. There was a write up about it. The weirdest thing about the pandemic was how normal they felt and so yeah and I thought that was kind of true. It's it's we're so used to this life that we're living now that it just felt normal even though it was all pretty weird. Now, there is one thing I have to say, can we stop with a fucking pandemic security, theater? Because some of these shows like Shits Creek. They got together in a in a big place together, the entire cast and fine put down a little disclaimer on the bottom saying we've all been tested. Let's not prejudge end because everybody is sitting six feet apart and everybody has a mask on until they win something and then they all throw off their masks and they all start hugging. Know. That's that part of well, there are two parts about the whole Shits Creek thing that really pissed me off one is that they obviously knew how many they were going to win because they had the girl from the commercial in the has met suits standing there giving them all the things they had a microphone setup that they put right there. It's not like I didn't know there was a shit ton of people off camera doing doing the thing. This wasn't one of those home riggs that they sent to everybody. This was a professionally lit setup that they had going on. There were all in the room there was. Literally no surprise going on there and like you said, the fucking stupid security theater all we thought about knowing were screaming as we hope every single person in that room gets it just because of the bullshit that they were spewing, you know I it wasn't just them. It was a lot of them. I mean, a lot of some people were just at home by. Themselves are just their family, but a lot of people had gotten together with groups and that's fine. It's fine. If you're doing that just admit that you're doing what you're doing and like I said, give us a disclaimer you know everybody in here has been tested or we're all part of the POD. We've been taping the show together for weeks now blah, blah? Blah just. Were not stupid and don't put on the masks and sit six feet apart for two camera shots. But then next thing you know you guys are both like chugging off a bottle of Tequila together we're not idiots we get it. We know what's going on don't do it for our sake don't do it because you think the people need to see that we're wearing masks we don't. Yeah. Just, the fake responses from the Shit's creek people just pissed me. Oh, my God we won again who I'm giving the vapors I'm getting the vapors I don't know I find that actually I. Think. That's believable because I don't think that they thought that they were going to sweep. Going on and on and on. It was just like, oh. My God, we're winning everything. So I found that somewhat believable. I'm not going to them for that. Did. You ever watch that show? No I heard very good though. I'm not going to pass. Pass that's fine I did watch the go. Go's documentary on showtime. It was excellent highly recommended. Don't have too much to say about it. It was just it was good I. It's. It's. It's so long ago now that it's hard to remember that they actually started off as a punk rock band and they totally were. Okay. So you go back and see that which is great. All right. I'll check it out and other good news Ted. Lasso has been renewed for season two what apple smart move on Apple's part because it's actually a really good show which they don't have many of no they don't know they don't speaking of shows that they have it apple long way up I discovered on. There was I was done with my Ted Lasso let's see what the Hell's on here and I found long way up which is the The twenty year on sequel to long way round and long way down. Yeah. Yeah. Long Way round was the first one long way down the second one and long way up as the third one man, they had to do some vocal gymnastics on that theme song to get long way up to. Work and I don't think they did and this show could they didn't need to make this show it is they're trying to rekindle the magic of the first one because let's be honest. The second one was terrible long way down was good. They brought their wives along with them. Are. You and God is related Oh. God. It was terrible. She didn't know how to ride. It was nothin'. On this one like at the beginning of it, it's so funny Charlie Boreman. The big motorcycle rider. He loves riding his motorcycles, but he's just not very good at it because he's he crashes twice before they even start filming and he's like got broken bones. Now, the script I'm like Charlie you just really don't know how to ride a motorcycle. It's fine that you like it, but let's not pretend you're good at it. So Right I'm three episodes in. It's painful to watch because they're trying to ride around They're trying to ride up from South America to Los Angeles on these electric Harley Davidsons, and most of the show so far is three episodes of trying to figure out where to find a fucking plug. That's really it. That's of a metaphor for current life. Isn't it yet but I do have to say the trucks that they built things riven built these custom trucks for the chase crew. Really, cool. Those are cooled the Harley Davidson cool too but they can only go like two hundred miles but all in all you know watching some of the tech with the trucks is pretty cool. They made these three weeks. But yes. So far just like come on guys let's either by a new bike or get plug seriously right and speaking of things that didn't need to be made HBO Max has announced that they are renewing Ridley Scott's raised by wolves for a second season. Okay. I went back and I watched two more episodes of the show I'm not watching the show anymore. I, don't care I don't understand the points I'm not engaged I'm not interested. I just don't give a shit. All righty that saves me some time. Well, I actually have the time because Hbo Max is still not on Roku. But I've been watching lovecraft country I watched the episode six last night I show so so good and I have to say episode five has some of the best horror special effects I've ever seen in my life. They're not I don't know how much of it is practical and how much of it CG I'm guessing most of its CG, but it is so seemless and so good in. So disgusting it's Great. Honestly this is this is my favorite show on TV right. Now, I love this thing right and I've kept up with Star Trek lower deck's I know I'm in the minority and thinking that this is actually a very funny and pretty good show however to give ammunition to all the haters season one episode six terminal provocations was absolutely painful. Yeah they've been painful episode two. Things I've ever seen. It was horrifically bad. Damn. Too Bad. I wanted the show to be good. Yeah, I did too. I've been I've watched them all but I think I'm going to stop just in case that they're looking at these numbers thinking that it would be a good idea to renew it. Yeah, which which is not I guess. So you know we got to vote with our wallets as it were. Yeah. But with your eyeballs at this point but man, yeah, no, it is so bad and there's nothing else to. Watch on Thursday night. It's like come on ten minutes is only like thirty minutes long making that because there was nothing else to watch and I. Didn't want to try something new I went back into randomly will re watched the nineteen eighty-four David Lynch version of Dune, which one did you watch the short winter the long the short one because the law is only available from Sweden and that wouldn't evolved thinking about it ahead of time and this was completely an impulse view. So okay. you know does not have legs th-the what they did with the story I thought was pretty impressive condensing that entire book into the Short version of this movie they got they hit all the major points which was nice. It has not aged well the acting horrific which is stunning because it's quite the cast. So you Kinda have to throw that at David Lynch's feed. Young. Then they they've gotten much better as actors as they've gotten older. This is an old s not everybody is young. There's some old people in there that should have done Patrick Stewart's in there for Christ's sake. Back. Looks exactly. The same. Yeah. He's who came out that way pretty much came out that way. Yeah. So and the special effects boy. You could. You can say, Oh, they didn't age well but I would argue that those special effects were actually bad for one, thousand, nine, hundred, four. They, suck. They suck during the day. Or Bad. And speaking of Oldies I did forget about this when hackers turn twenty five last week Oh man I remember going to see that in Santa Monica with my girlfriend the day at the morning at open I showing at the movie theater in Santa Monica actually probably a hundred times since then I think that movie has legs but that's just me. I have not really watched it since I saw it originally. Really Oh. Man It's fun. You should go back grid soundtrack man. S soundtracks really good. Yeah and I've been thinking about this since we're recording on Tuesday September twenty second and. It is the first day of fall here in North America and I was thinking about this song from Recipe Tina. It's called eight eighteen sixteen year without a summer. And I don't know if you've ever that. So I was a huge recipe Tina mark back in the day. Back when I I like the Gothi stuff back then it it's crazy Moore, the singer respiratory and she's fifty four nirmal will we're not young people anymore? No old. But Yeah I just went back and I was listening to this song because it dawned on me that you know we really didn't have a summer. This year didn't have much of a spring either to be honest spring lasted for four years in summer lasted for ten ten minutes. And I didn't leave the house. It was either too hot to smokey or just too damn depressing because you couldn't leave the house 'cause you might die. So I think twenty twenty is also the year without a summer but. I don't know you got out more than I did I guess. Got On your psychos take a bike ride. Yeah it's Morton. I did until I got my bike I've been I don't like ten bike rides this summer. But I throw this out there because if there's any fans who are recipe Tina fans like our show fans listened to recipe Tina back in the day there is an album out there called unknown. This was the seventh album by Raspy Tina and it was only released on CD it was kind of journaling. Malory's rise after she basically got her identity stolen stocked and all this crazy shit that happened to her back in back in the day, and if anybody has a copy of this. Please get in touch with me because she's never going to release it on any digital platform because it's kind of antithetical to what happened to her and got even knows what she's doing nowadays is impossible to find her. So anybody has a copy of this album or knows how to get it. Please get in touch with me J. J. PD that me I, really want it. All right. From. The library. Well I read a reread a great old book not necessarily going to recommend this to anyone that has triggered by end of the world scenarios or basically life right now outside your window. But if you're up for braving it, the postman by David Brin ignore the movie. Forget about that. If you ever saw it and you thought that was a stupid story and what the Hell Kevin Costner with your hair. Was it. I was thinking is that the Kevin Costner movie it is, but it was a book I and it is amazing book. It's one of my favorite books of all time post apocalyptic obviously very even though this has written many many many many many many years ago boy oh boy does it feel current and topical? All right. The dystopia in fiction the gift that keeps on giving right. And I'm putting this in here because this is just vindication for me personally at least this comes from the new statement, New Statesman and it's called whitegoods is bad for books and it's a very long article and talk about different things. But I am going like just read you this one paragraph It feels good. Good today looks and works much as it did when it launched the design is like a teenagers two, thousand, five, my space page cluttered random and unintuitive books failed to appear when searched for messages failed to send and users are flooded with updates in their timelines at have nothing to do with the books they wanna read or have read many now use it to purely to track their reading rather than get recommendations are build a community it should be my favorite platform one user told me but it's completely useless. Vindication, statesmen there you go bruins. Are more out of the week was recommended by both TJ and Koi zero on twitter who both sent this in with Hashtag Darwin awards a woman fell out of her car window while filming snapchat video on the twenty five freeway in England. Yep a post on twitter. The roads policing unit said it was only by luck. She wasn't seriously injured or killed adding the HASHTAG. No words. Well they we go our when awards for the win. Here you go. Feedback loop. Over at Patriot, we've got Robert just poor Robert Olen all alone. But over at pay pal, we've got Nicholas Michelle Jeff Michael John Tom John Jeffrey Mark Matthias Ryan Andrew Joseph and In a bunch of more successful stock trades for Martin over on the discord Janelle and. You Go Martin Man, you're kicking it for us. To show a float. Yeah Amanda Palmer's got. Patriots we've got Martin. Exactly. Martin's our secret. Weapon. And speaking of discord over on our discord channel killer q zero, nine road in Holy Shit way for Apple's downplayed this new awesome IOS fourteen feature takes me back to the android days but better. I would have a feeling that you guys will find this very handy for some reason, there are many actions to choose from, and this is how to use iphone back tap custom controls for shortcuts, accessibility and system actions. It's pretty cool I got to say, so I used to use triple click on the right button, the power button type of thing but now triple tap on the back, and it will toggle the color off and on for the display it'll go black and white or color depending on my mood, and then of course, fas has rights why black and white may I ask Faz must be a new listener covered this on the show many many moons ago. And I'm going to link to an article of basically from our friend. Tristan Harris. Over at human tech called take control and he says colorful icons give our brains shiny rewards every time we unlock set your phone to gray scale to remove those positive reinforcements. It helps many people check their phone less and I have to agree that's why I do it right? In over a twitter Nathan rights, if you haven't already found this, you can create your own widgets stack. You don't have to use the smart stack version created by Apple. I love this for making the home screen more usable and IOS fourteen and he the video and then I tracked down article over at the verge on how to do it. So On that you know I've got to say for the first time ever android users have a point. We we'd the IPHONE has just stolen stuff that they've had forever. Of course, our phones don't get owned all the time, but you know. Just every now and again. And Ivan wrote in high listening to episode four, hundred, seventy, three about twitter and forcing you to have a strong pass. You can actually do it with a part of the Hash being have I pin phone service than they won't know that passes week or not. But there is a good chance that it was in there it was in some breach before. I doubt that they're actually going to those lengths to actually run it past. Have I been postponed? They're probably just they've got a plane tex. They could do that but they aren't. Yeah. Maybe they kept Meta data on it four characters and sounds like a dog. Something like that. Travis rates in I'm interested in flinging flinging a couple hundred dollars crypto currency investing when you can. Would you guys talk about it a little more for US non techie folks We've a couple years talking about cryptocurrency, and if you'd like to throw your money away and I recommend Joji dot show slash donate above. At least you'd get the knowledge in you. Keep us going longer if you must. You can use coin based since a decent apt to invest in any range of sketchy shit cryptocurrencies that will get shut down immediately by most governments, they actually get any real traction. Yes. Skip the CRYPTO, give us your money instead you will will actually do better for you telling you right now. Good luck. And JC writes in ha ha ha ha this loser has to watch what he says now that disaster is owned and this is a link from Vanity Fair? Joe. rogan apologizes for spreading bogus wildfire conspiracy I fucked up. Yes. Now that he has corporate masters have paid them tons and tons and tons of money guess what you can't just say whatever you want anymore. Well, he can. He just has to go back and fix it later. Okay, and if this was retroactive, he would never get to do a show again because he would have to go back and apologize for every single episode. On DSP rights but I thought phone wasn't spying on me, and this is a link to Bloomberg facebook accused of watching instagram users through cameras. Now, we said they were listening to you. Never said anything about washing that's why we'll have tape over our cameras. There, being sued again for allegedly spying on instagram users this time through the unauthorized use of their mobile phone cameras. The lawsuits brings for media reports in July that the photo sharing. APP appeared to be assessing iphone cameras even when they weren't actively being used facebook has denied the reports blamed a bug which should said it was correcting for triggering what it described as false notifications that instagram was accessing iphone cameras. New Jersey Instagram User Brittany Con Condie contends the APPs used to the cameras intentional and done for the purpose of collecting. Lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have access to taking extremely private and intimate personal data on their users including the privacy of their own homes. They were able to collect valuable insights and market research according to the complaint. I know now did and they did sorry Brittany. Inside of your home already I know what else do they need? Give them everything they want. That's why I don't believe any of these things I actually believe if it did happen at all, it was a bug because you willingly give people you were willingly handing this over. They do not need to hack their phones and open themselves up to lawsuits. The fact that you installed instagram right there is is proof positive that you're lawsuit has no legs to stand on period? None whatsoever. So Union Dracula into your home, he's going to bite you in the neck That's how it goes. Yeah. So I don't think that they're GONNA win that lawsuit because I don't think that's actually happening. So No, no. Over go dot show Kevin writes in in case, Brian hasn't taken the time to watch this video videos on various bands and genres. I'm sure he'd enjoy them and it's a youtube link and he says keep grumpy. Watch, it checked it out. It's pretty interesting the good deep dives on on stuff that I'm kind of into. So I will keep a bookmark of this and probably honestly totally forget about it and never watch it again. That's so reality but you should subscribe and get notifications I, don't subscribe to any channel. Oh. That's not true. I subscribe to a bunch of kids channels because that's what I watch a lot of fast. Nowadays. Secrets in this field. So fucked up that I can't even describe it what the fuck GIG economy. Company lunches. Guber. But for victim, people. Yeah, this is here's the thing about this is a company called civil CI, Viva El, and they say victim people is the fastest growing money-making gig covert nineteen and these guys are go betweens there in between right now you can get process serving gigs or somebody who is basically helping, take his furniture out of their house but you have to pay thirty five dollars justice sign up for their service. As you know, the the sign up fee and people are complaining that they're not getting enough work being horrible human beings. So yeah. All around. This is just kinda gross but. You know. It's all they're doing is basically you know they're an APP for what most people usually do craigslist for us like we need process servers and we need people for fictions they're just trying to you know make it more tattered their web two point owing. Yeah and their the way they make their money is at thirty, five dollars sign up fee. So you know. John in Hello and thanks I was cleaning up some really old bookmarks. Most of the sites have since disappeared but talk shoe dot com apparently still a thing for podcasters as experts in podcasting any thoughts about using talks you oh, I'm sure Jason has a thousand. So let me try to beat them to some of the main ones define still a thing. I off because is it still a thing I don't know I looked I loaded up I. don't I've never heard of any of those shows most of the show artwork thumbnails are picks, allies that. So that's not a great sign. I'm sure it's fine if you just want to get a podcast out there but I'm sure it's mostly crap if you're going to be serious about getting learn the basics, go with best in class not a super cheap all in one solution you'll generally get what you pay for until you're paying far too much of course. For instance, transcription of all, your podcast is included by talk shoe. We've looked into transcription incredibly expensive. There's no way that's free. No it's not this is a garbage site just skip it. I'm just GonNa, tell you right now skip it. Yeah transcriptions GONNA. Cost you. If you want human transcriptions could cost you a lot. If you want machine transcription, just get descript and go from there. There's there's all sorts of stuff here. But well, all you have to remember here just to your question because we could talk for hours on this talk dot com is still not a thing for podcasters move along there you go Ralph writes in high grump. So sorry that California's still burning which we could share some of the cool moist weather here in Baltimore with you me can. Arrange to bring you some on his next visit. It looks like Youtube has delivered a windy to humans over AI, and this is a link from Nashville Youtube puts human content moderators back to work. So they're actually hiring some people again at the start of the pandemic youtube had to reduce the staff and workload of in office human moderators rather than relying on the ten thousand person workforce. The company gave broader content moderation power to automated systems that are able to recognize videos with harmful content and remove them immediately if that were true. Had so many stories about it. Massacre. So that led to the removal of eleven, million videos between April and June a higher number than usual because they aired on the side of caution, which meant they remove more videos that actually broke no rules so. WHO and apparently, they're just basically starting out bring back in some of that. And bring back in some people so. People I is people. Bright in a couple of years ago you were commenting about social media and suicide. You said, if they take the post down and the person kills themselves that the platform would be facing lawsuits my question under what law is far as I know they're in the clear precisely the problem with no regulation for cyberspace. However, this is the time when I would love to be wrong. I, BET responsible be grumpy right stay safe in wash your hands. Thanks. Yeah. I don't think there is a law and the argument is always there just a platform. They're just a platform. You know what? Though it? It opens them up for some precedent-setting law because if that happened to me, I would sure as hell sue the shit out of them under whatever ground I could find. You know I would I would say hit the library guys find me something that I can take these guys down with but if there are any lawyers out there who have any Insight insight to this that would be nice But yeah, I think Barbara might actually be right now but have been just talking to my ass in a hopeful way I was being mystic for once and it turns out I'm not good at being optimistic. Yeah. Keep in mind that we just talked shit here. We don't actually have a basis for anything. We're. CAST sometimes, we've got some some sites but no, I seem to remember that conversation. We were just spitballing it that surely they the you would think that they would have some responsibility for this and somebody could sue but you know you're right. It's just a platform. We all click. Okay on the ULA. And drawer writes in. Thanks for keeping it up I. bought another echoed uses a stereo pair bit disappointed on that. The Stereo works only on music from within the device, not with the lady in the tube speaks and not when using it as a speaker for my phone. It just keeps on using a single speaker for those huge disappointment for me. I should have bought the cheapest Alexa sound bar for the same money I. think that is disappointing ear, but maybe they'll solve that in the next iteration of the software who knows. On a different topic I hate apple new watch S E it's destroyed the secondhand market for me I have the five previously to upgrade to the six I knocked thirty percent off sale sell the old one and by the new now thirty five percent office the price of a new s e. Oh no one wants to buy used five if they can buy a new sat trust me I'm trying the best offer. I got so far less than fifty percent from the price I paid less than a year ago for me. So no upgrade keep up the great work although it took forever both the mugs and masks arrived in our great year Israeli fan not on spotify. Man I didn't even think about that Oh because what I generally do is when I do the Apple Watch upgrade I, send in my old watch and do the trade in program and just take that and they take it off the the other one the six has nothing over the five that I really care about the there's literally nothing in there. That makes me. WanNa go ooh I really need that right so Whatever whatevs equivalent rights and you guys have seen this right Tesla owner in Canada charged with sleeping well, driving over ninety miles an hour in this is. From verge a Tesla Model S owner in Alberta Canada was charged with dangerous driving after being pulled over for sleeping while traveling at speeds of ninety three miles an hour. The case raises questions about Tesla partially automated driving system autopilot and driver complacency, and the funny thing about this is they were the car sped up when the COP got behind them less the lights. Out of here. Yeah interesting that it would do that, and here's the problem that I had. And yes. Of course, obviously, we as consumers and as humans should be less stupid. But if you look around the world were not and if you call it autopilot and it's marketed as a self driving car. What the fuck are we actually supposed to expect from people words matter don't call it autopilot if it's not an auto pilot, don't call it a self driving car because if we're not supposed to use it as a self driving car people are dumb. Of course, they're going to do it of course. Yes. Assisted Lane keeping perchance or something like words matter while they used to be to don't anymore they literally don't matter anymore. And Barrett writes in who would have guessed Sheriff Joe was a Gift Lover Joe are peyot welcomes furriest Arizona is told what furry are. Funny Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio I always get can never say his name now. I, want to say Pez Pezzo every time I see it must be the music background so. Now himself a convicted criminal is among America's most plainspoken racists and bigots. So's a surprise when he issued a warm personal welcome to visitors hoping to make it to the twenty twenty one furry convention in Phoenix Awesome. Hey Good luck organizing the Arizona Furry Convention. He begins though he pronounces it fury suggesting his not toys certainly. It's for animal lovers he adds by way of explanation. God. This is like the the greatest trolling of all time I wonder if somebody just did like are they tried to get it through its Siri Convention? You're full of rage and fury my man this is right up your alley. That's right. Wow. Scott right in. If you have not watched the social dilemma netflix's, it's a much must watch for anyone that gets on the Internet. It's one hundred percent of everything you've been saying since the start keep up the great work is you're the only sanity that I can find my life each week in this world that is just going insane. Now I, love when we get these notes and I think we need to actually preface we usually take these out. When somebody writes in a response to the show, that is not the latest greatest. We get these all the time. So we all we have to sit out lots of emails and say Yeah Yeah we covered that in the latest episode though there's new episode which means everybody go to geology that show slash subscribe. So you get the latest and greatest episodes as they come out. And we have a couple more comments about old episodes. The let's just throw them in really quick because I thought two of these were funny. Ron. Lanier Rights Awful Lanier guy in social dilemma does not represent all with last name Lanier. Ask and Aaron Rights and Jason Thank you for your mouth noise editing. You're welcome Aaron. In Jason writes in episode four, seventy, two, you mentioned how is so bad at recognizing sarcasm in human terms loss of the ability to recognize sarcasm can be an early sign of dementia. Apparently, it takes fairly high level cognitive cognition to recognize subtle humor sarcasm brings. Yes that's a compliment. So None functional. It's demented stay grumpy and sarcastic it's good for you. Thank you thank you Jason another Jason Rights in or maybe the same one father the year that I am I, heard you say that it was funny to try to have the lady in the tube translate one, hundred, one, hundred, one, hundred, and Welsh soy tried it's now my nine year old is asking me what that word means though. He careful around the kids with the lady in the dudes. is in. Gabriel writes in Spider, webs on drugs which they were more picks, and this is a link to medium a spider on LSD and a journey to build the perfect web thing is ancient. This is like recycled recycled news because this is like from nineteen eighty yes. The back in the eighties and I I see this pop up every now and again where somebody rediscovers it and they see the pictures of you know they put spiders on all different types of drugs and look what it did to their webs-. You know it's it's cute it's cool. It's cool. I like yeah it's. It's fun that it keeps coming back up because it means has legs eight of them actually. Check it out and signals are are allred writes in me. Again I heard you talking about the sunken data centers on the show and Jason Wonder why they put it in the ocean rather than just keep it on land and pump water around it. My cousins actually involved with some of this in his career according to him one reason they're looking into putting data centers deep. In the ocean isn't just for cooling. It's an attempt to protect critical systems against outside threats mainly natural disasters such as emp geomagnetic radiation like what happened in eighteen, fifty nine with the Carrington event we're overdue for another but also man made threats as well. I don't know too much about these projects, but I do know that major tech companies and government entities are researching it. And as an interesting side note to that because my kid is so into space right now, he he comes to me every morning and wants to go look at the new Space News Daddy. So why bring up like space dot com and we see if there's any new news our son has started a new cycle, which means we're overdue for some solar solar flare storms which can fuck with our electric. So makes yesterday can and you know what else can fuck with. Data Center underwater. chainsaw. Scott Tube got cut the series of tubes that go to the won't matter if somebody just comes along and go snip snip to the cable but I'm just saying there they might be protecting against one thing but are they protecting against the other but they've got trained killer. Dolphins Jason. Killer Dolphins. Over at I tunes, Aaron, the Thomas writes in with a five star love the show. It's the highlight of my week Jason Brian Provide a bit of relief and crazy weird s times love bitterness contribution and when Seth POPs by love the TV and movie reviews and Moron of the week. Stay grumpy friends. I'm sorry stay grumpy fiends. Makita ten eighty-five gives us another five star rating boast entertaining tech podcast have been listening for years these to bring a much needed sense of reality the tech. News and life in general. I look forward to the shows every week keep up the excellent work without and if you want your question or comment, read on the show head over to go dot show slash contact and send us your feedback your questions that we can read on the air, and if you're so inclined to police head over to Joji Dot show slash review and toss us a five star and snarky review and if you're listening to us on the overcast player clicked, those stars were moving on up. Chartres. I gotta closing shout out to our friend Michaela over on the discord Janelle and listener of the show longtime listener Michaela really helped us out with all of the technical setup discord because we're just old dumb fucks and can't figure out what's what so thank you, Michaela forgetting all of that in order we really appreciate it. We do and you're much more. Woke us. So thank you for keeping us on our toes with that as well. 'cause world. My shoutout I guess is for a Major League baseball believe it or not. I'm shocked we're in the homestretch here. They've they've managed to do of a well, not a full season but a shortened season not in a bubble without to much problems. So I'm pretty impressed and kind of looking forward to the world series and the playoffs and all that sort of stuff even though it's a miracle, it's happening I suppose. So yeah, it's something to watch. McKay. We turned on football the other day. There were a lot of people in the stands. Yeah. I. Don't know how that one's going to go. I don't know man was like college football and we're like is just an old game and then look at all the spaces there. But then like they pan to the end zone in the end zone, it was like full and I'm like what the? Hell? Yeah. Well, you know it's football. We're all going to die anyway until next time, I'm Jason Fillipo Anti. Branch you'll meister thanks for listening to grumpy GEEKS. This show is a Labor love, but your support keeps the show going if you like the show please visit. Show. 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