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A highlight from SEC GARY GENSLER DELAYS BLACKROCK BITCOIN ETF, ETH FUTURES ETF APPROVED, RIPPLE FORTRESS, PAYPAL CRYPTO PATENTS
"Welcome back to the Thinking Crypto Podcast, your home for cryptocurrency news and interviews. If you are new here, please hit that subscribe button as well as the thumbs up button and leave a comment below. If you're listening on a podcast platform such as Spotify, Apple or Google, please leave a five star rating and review. It supports the podcast and it doesn't cost you anything. Well, folks, I want to start off with big news from the SEC. They have delayed a bunch of Bitcoin spot ETF applications, and the applications includes BlackRock's, Bitwise and some others. So not denials, but delays. So corrupt scumbag regulator Gary Gensler continues his clown show. We know he has approved futures ETFs, and in fact, we got news that Valkyrie got their approval for an Ethereum futures ETF. So why is he approving these futures ETFs without hesitation? Because, folks, they can be used to manipulate the market and drive the price down, right? It allows for folks to short the market. And that's why a Bitcoin futures ETF was approved, multiple Bitcoin futures ETF were approved over the years. And yet the SEC kept denying spot ETF approvals. And we know in the Grayscale lawsuit, the three judges said the SEC was arbitrary and Bitcoin spot ETF. So we have to keep putting the pressure. Again, we have a delay here and I think we can expect more delays, right? Until Gary starts feeling the pressure and we saw members of Congress send letters to Gary asking him to approve the Bitcoin spot ETF and highlighting the Grayscale lawsuit. So I think eventually the pressure will be on him where he's going to have to do this. And in one way, in one way, this is a good thing that it's not getting approved now, because in my opinion, I believe the Fed is going to continue to raise rates till the end of the year. And they're going to pause officially in Q1 of 2024, where I believe they're going to start quantitative easing next year. So global liquidity will come back. Right now we are in a tightening cycle, rates are up, inflation is still an issue. So the markets are not really primed for a lot of capital to come in. That doesn't mean that the approval can happen now. But in my opinion, the approval news will help drive the price up and eventually as these products are fully launched by BlackRock and others, a lot of capital will start flowing through them. So in a way it's a good thing, but still on principle, it just shows Gary Gensler is a scumbag regulator. So once again, Valkyrie got their futures ETF approved by the SEC, so expect more volatility around Ethereum. Now, speaking of Bitcoin, a luxury car maker, Bugatti, and that's a very expensive luxury car maker, Bugatti cars, many of them are like a million dollars and over, officially launches Bitcoin ordinals collection. So really cool that big brands are adopting crypto in different ways, whether it be tokenization, NFTs, and much more. The issue is the Bitcoin blockchain cannot handle these things. It more adds congestion to the network, which increases time of transactions as well as costs. So it's not made for that. And I know there are folks who say, oh, you know, this is a good thing, but I don't think it's a good thing for Bitcoin. I think there are other blockchains out there that can handle these things and not have ridiculous costs and fees. So but I think overall, this is good for the market. Now Ripple CEO, Brad Garlinghouse, tweeted out the following today, a few weeks ago, we signed a letter of intent to acquire Fortress Trust. We've since made the decision not to move forward with an outright acquisition. The Ripple will remain as an investor in Fortress. The Fortress team is incredibly talented and has built products solving real customer problems. While this outcome is different from what was originally planned, we'll continue to support them and hope to work together in the future. So obviously, we don't know the details as to why they're pulling out here, but they will remain an investor. So just an update on that, folks. Now a quick word from our sponsor, and that is Uphold, which makes crypto investing easy. Uphold is a great platform that I've been using since 2018, so I can certainly vouch for this platform. They have 10 plus million users, 250 plus crypto currencies, and they're available in 150 countries. You can also trade precious metals and equities on this platform. If you'd like to learn more, please visit the link in the description. Now we have big news around Coinbase. They tweeted out today, the expansion continues. Thrilled to announce that Coinbase International Exchange has secured regulatory approval from the Bermuda Monetary Authority to enable perpetual futures for non -U .S. retail customers. You may have seen the phase two of our go -broad, go -deep strategy for international expansion. Providing greater access to go -broad products, including derivatives, is a crucial part of that strategy, all with the support of forward -looking regulators. Coinbase Advance will begin to offer perpetual futures trading in the coming weeks as access to regulated derivatives expands to more global customers. So really big win here for Coinbase, obviously it excludes U .S. users, but they're going to be able to offer futures trading and much more to many parts of the world. And if only the United States could get its act together and pass regulations and do the right things, you know, U .S. users could benefit from this. But you know, once again, we're dealing with clowns like Gary Gensler. Now PayPal patent apps signal an interest in Layer 2's NFTs. PayPal continues, folks, to just go aggressive in the crypto market. Obviously, recently they launched a stablecoin. We know back in 2021, they launched crypto trading for both PayPal and Venmo. They've been four patent applications, which were published since September 21, suggesting that PayPal is taking a close look at distributed ledger tech. So they're going all in, folks, and I don't blame them, right? You better innovate and adapt to the new disruptive technology, or you will be disrupted and be put out of business. Just ask the folks at Blockbuster what happened to them as Netflix and the internet and streaming and much more went and took their lunch. So really, really bullish. Let me give some details on these applications. The most recent application, published Thursday and originally filed in March of 2022, delves into the details of how validators or miners should be selected during the process of adding transactions to the blockchain. The document states that the company's disclosed techniques could advantageously allow steering of blockchain requests to a desired subsets of miners slash validators. Three other patent applications released on September 21 were also filed in March of 2022. One offered up supposedly new methods and systems to enable off -chain transactions through NFT marketplaces. Boy, imagine PayPal launching an NFT marketplace. Another mentions the concept of a so -called omniverse, which in this context suggests a product that deals in multiple metaverses. The third describes another conceptual online transaction processor. This processor's goal is to facilitate payments between users and merchants operating on different network layers, layer ones and layer twos in a more efficient manner. So essentially looking to build interoperability, that is going to be key. And notice users and merchants, right? So you may have users, let's say on the XRP ledger and merchants on the Polygon blockchain, how do they connect, right? And I'm just giving an example, obviously they mentioned layer one and layer twos here. So it could be like Ethereum and Polygon is a layer two scaling solution, but also there's going to have to be compatibility with different blockchains. So really great stuff here from PayPal and a sign of what's to come folks. This is a stuff that makes me very bullish. Now Circle, they're expanding USDC on the Polygon blockchain, and that's going to be launched on October 10th. So Circle continues to make smart moves here, pretty much getting USDC on all the top blockchains. And once again, there's going to be interoperability and much more. So the ecosystem continues to grow. Now folks, some of you may have seen this, the New York Post did an article saying the Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, secretly withdrew $280 million in assets before the crypto firm collapsed. This is according to sources, right? So they didn't provide any proof. Well, the folks at Gemini, they addressed this issue and gave some clarity that it's actually false. They said, we are disappointed that the New York Post has chosen to recklessly publish a completely misleading story about the Gemini earn program. Everything the post alleges in its story is the exact opposite. The $282 million that was withdrawn from the Genesis in August of 2022 was in fact earned users money. It was not Gemini's corporate funds, and it was not the personal funds of our founders, Cameron and Tyler, or their investment from Winklevoss Capital. So they clarified that, but kind of a hit piece here from the New York Post. Now folks, speaking of the Winklevoss twins, Mark Zuckerberg, and many of you know the history of Facebook with the Winklevoss twins and Mark Zuckerberg, well, Mark was interviewed on the Lex Friedman podcast, and they did it through the metaverse. People have been roasting Mark and his version of metaverse for years, they've lost billions of dollars. Look, I've even roasted him a little bit, right? Because their metaverse product was not great, but boy, have they made a huge leap. Guys, go check out the interview with Mark Zuckerberg on the Lex Friedman podcast. They did it through the metaverse using the Oculus, and the new feature is this lifelike representation of their faces and their upper body, essentially, and it is incredible, folks. It is incredible. You have to see this. And you may say, Tony, why are we talking about this? Well, folks, this metaverse set up with full immersion, right, will eventually include a lot of NFTs and blockchain and tokens. It's all part of the same technological adoption. You're going to see more tokenization, once again, everything running on the blockchain, and you're going to need the blockchain in the metaverse because it's going to be hard to plug in Web2 payment apps, right? It's going to be hard to go use PayPal in the metaverse versus using stable coins or different tokens to exchange value. So this is incredible. I'm really blown away by what Mark and the folks at Meta did here. And I'm not some big advocate of you must live in the metaverse. I believe the metaverse is going to be useful. I think with everything in life, you've got to have balance. Will I be participating in some metaverses? Yes. Will I be spending all my time in the metaverse? No. I will be out getting fresh air, touching grass, going out for walks and so forth. That is how I grew up. Obviously, we live in a digital world, but we have to balance it out. But future generations, if you're listening, some of you younger kids, somebody listening to this 10 years from now, please don't be fully immersed in the metaverse. Have a balance, spend some of your life outside of it. But folks, this is incredible. Go check it out. Finally, some more good news here. Our judge denies temporary release for Sam Bankman -Fried suggests he could face a very long sentence. That is music to my ears. I love it. This guy is a fraud, a liar, a criminal. He should go to jail along with Alex Mashinsky. And we have to make sure we do a good job of flagging these guys, man, because we don't need this kind of stuff in the crypto industry. We're trying to mature, have good infrastructure and avoid any type of corruption and criminal activity as best as possible. Obviously, it's hard to stop those things. They happen because it's part of human nature. Just look at Bernie Madoff. He was in the most regulated financial markets, yet he was scamming people out of millions, if not billions. I hope this guy goes to jail for a long time and he doesn't get off because we know his parents are connected politically and there's a whole bunch of stuff that's been happening there where money from FTX was funneled to his parents. So, you know, I hope they are all held accountable, folks, friendly reminder, my interview with Congressman Warren Davidson will be published tomorrow. So be sure to check that out. Make sure you got the subscribe button hit, hit the five star rating on the podcast platforms. And I'll talk to you all later. Bye bye.
Fresh update on "lex" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"Why are we letting him say negative negative two in the chat, BJ? Yeah, like guys, just so the chat knows, you should not be using a bank. You should be using a credit union or a mattress or both. If you have to have cash, which everyone here does, because you're paying bills, if you have to have cash, don't be using a bank like a chump. Use a credit union. They don't use the FDIC. They use their own system. I forget what it's called right now, but they use their own system to back up their deposits. It's good. They're much lower risk than banks. So, yeah. Well, real talk, have you seen the new terrifying thing that banks are doing? So there's things fines. So I've been trying to last week and I was talking to a bunch of people about like crypto and they're like, oh, it's a scam. I actually found this new bank that has no brick and mortar. It's no cash, but they'll give you four percent APY. And if there's one thing we learned from crypto, it's like once those APIs get that high, which in traditional markets, I'm sorry, in crypto markets, that doesn't seem that high. But you realize where's that liquidity coming from. So when you're traditionally in a high yield, getting fractions of a percent and they're trying to give you five percent. Tell me you're desperate without telling me you're desperate. But it's just like, I don't understand why people think that is a valid answer. And they're like, oh, yeah, yeah, I should definitely put my money in this high yield. What could go wrong? Well, because they're used to hearing the word bank and then trust. That's just so dumb, though, that people are excited about that because that just literally means they're going to keep your money consistent with inflation. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, banks are going to have a liquidity crisis. Who was it? There was like two or three months ago when like SBB and all the stuff at the beginning of the year was going down. He was on CNBC and he basically said, yeah, like banks are just like a legal Ponzi scheme. And then the guys at CNBC were like shit. Yeah, because they are. They're just a legal Ponzi scheme. It's like if you have a stamp of approval to take in people's money and lend that out, hoping that the first person doesn't ask for all their money back at once. That is literally how banks operate. OK, they are legal Ponzi schemes. It's like three hypotheses to OG Ponzi. Yeah. Yeah. That's our punk band name, by the way. No, it's not. That's not a punk. That is not a punk name. Whatever. Yeah. So just remember, all banks are Ponzi like Friedman. Let's do it then. OK, we'll wrap it out. I actually actually did you say rub it out? Yes. OK, so the minds that you guys have, I said, wrap it out. And I'm trying to keep this as a family show. You just need to annunciate better. If he said rub it out. You're a public figure. You're a public figure on a microphone. You need to annunciate red leather, yellow leather. When your shirts get into this century, we can talk about my annunciation. The humid torch was denied a bank loan. They're coming out the back door! Cut the live feed on that guy. All right, here we go. So Lex Friedman, one Android interviewed another Android. First interview in the Metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg was like, OK, we're going to Meta and everyone was like, what? And then their stock tanked. From now on, it will be Metaverse first, not Facebook first. In a demonstration video over one hour, Zuckerberg spoke about the vision that we all made fun of savagely for one year. You remember that, Mark Zuckerberg? Yeah. He's like, hi. And it is just like the most awkward, uncanny valley, bizarre. And it was actually like a almost like a shot for shot remake of a Black Mirror episode. It was just so, so unsettling. Is that the one he had a dumpy in? What's that? That's the one where he's everyone found out he had a dumpy too. Yeah. What? Yeah, like BJ can't help himself. OK, we just, we just say we can't enable him, but then we also can't like, you know, come down. Again, I don't know why there's a microphone attached to that board. I know. BJ is a diversity hire. All right, in a podcast with Lex Friedman, which happened this year, actually this week, not 2022. Fast forward to now in a podcast with Lex Friedman. Is it Friedman or Friedman? Zuckerberg talks about making VR technology more accessible. And this is the Black Mirror thing. This entire interaction takes place in the Metaverse. I did watch the video. Have you watched the video of this? I watched some of the play. It absolutely looks like, you know, when they try to show you what people looked like 3000 years ago. Yeah. This is what it looks like. They're talking about. Yeah. Like people from the Crow Magnan hunter gatherer. We have a video if you want it. Yeah. Yeah. Can you play that? This is what Caesar would have looked like. This is what Caesar, this is what Jesus would have looked like. He would have looked like a Jew. Factually correct. Factually. Yes. That wasn't even a racist statement. Jesus was Jewish. Let's get facts here. Oh, wrong video. Hold on. It's because it froze. Now I got you right there. Hold on. Well, this is rough. Let me reload. Enhance. This isn't a serious show anymore. I got you. Yeah. Mark Zuckerberg. They can hear it. Inside the But it feels like we're in the same room because we're appeared to each other as photorealistic codec avatars in 3d with spatial audio. This technology is incredible. And I think it's the future of how human beings connect to each other in a deeply meaningful way on the internet. These avatars can capture many of the nuances of facial expressions that we use. We humans use to communicate emotion to each other. Now I just need to work on upgrading my emotions, expressing capabilities of the underlying human. This is the Lex Friedman podcast. And now dear friends, here's Mark Zuckerberg. Do you need more? Okay. That's enough. Yeah, that's good. So, uh, I don't want to be like a and just like that guy who's critical things, but like, what's the, what's the use case here? I mean, the main use case that I've always seen with something like this is, um, second for medical. Well, I was going to say for medical education and medical training and things like that, where it's like, if you know, you're in a third world country and you're trying to learn how to do it. I was trying to swing this around people, but like, let's say you're in a third world country. Um, there's really no way or even a remote area is probably even better, but like, somebody needs a paracentesis and you have no clue how to do that. And you would be able to potentially have internet connectivity, which is important, but being able to do remote training for things like that, or any kind of like mechanical engineering, like working on cars, like I think car education would be phenomenal. Okay. Yeah. I can definitely see the education angle being the main use case. That's what I would always push with metaverse. Okay. It's like, yeah, I think academia is what would get the most advantage of out of this. Like, say you're, you're some kind of, uh, you're into emergent theory or merchants theory. Yeah. And you're out of school with a bunch of people who do string theory and you have no friends. This would be a great way to interact with the very few people who are into something like that. Yep. Yep. I, so I, what I struggle with this is, um, yeah, Ned says, why is Nick, why so serious? I'm just a serious guy. What I struggle with this is, um, the face to human human interaction is not about face to face interaction. It is about physical, physicality. Um, and so for educational purposes, I could see how there's a huge, huge way to, you know, make leaps and bounds in education that is always bound by the educator.
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Fresh update on "lex" discussed on The Bitboy Crypto Podcast
"27,000 years. Nice. Uh, circle, uh, more circle stuff here. Circle rolls out open source protocol to help build tokenized credit markets. So basically, you know, we're not going to get into the weeds of what the code is here, but, uh, they're essentially building and looking on to, all right. So when you think of, uh, the tokenization of a credit market, you know, maybe it could be a package delivery of mortgage securities, you know, so they had the toxic loans from, Oh, wait, what is that? Well, it's like you have a hundred thousand home loans and they package it all up and then it'll trade amongst banks. Well, why not tokenize that and put it on the blockchain? I that's how, what I see them, uh, tokenizing, uh, things you're not essentially going to have access to, or you wouldn't even want to buy if you could, uh, Coinbase attempts to plug void in crypto perpetuals left by FTX. So is there a well-position to capture derivatives market share? I think they'll get a lot of, uh, a lot of traders. There's a lot of people like me. I don't want to deal with some, I don't want to change exchanges every two months. I don't want to try to turn on a VPN. I enjoyed. Okay. I can just do a little, you know, a little fun, long five X on Ku coin. It takes me 30 seconds. If I got to do a whole bunch of steps, Oh, I got to go to desktop. I got to go to VPN. Oh, I got to research. Oh, I got to do this. I don't even want to leverage trade anymore. I'm not sitting here trying to spend 10 hours a day doing this. It's just, Oh man, you know, I saw a red dot on market cipher and I'm just feeling bullish. I just want to do something, play around 200 bucks. Yeah. Coinbase is going to be for me. I'm going to be super enthused about that. So the question is what percentage of casual traders will want to do stuff like that. All right. Oh guys, we need to get some likes. I've heard a rumor. We're about 120, 121 away from 420. So if we can get that, uh, that would be great. AOC's income versus net worth. I wouldn't think she would have a high net worth yet. She hasn't been there that long, but Hey, you know what? She probably charged pretty high for a speaking gig there. All right. Uh, I think it's time. Let's do a little XRP news and we got to get, uh, Nick in here. He said he's going to be here in about three minutes or so. 12, 20. Okay. Okay. So he said that. Okay. Okay. Well, you want me to beat him up for you? Let's get the timer going. Uh, I'm a leave XRP for Nick. I'm a leave metaverse for Nick. We're going to skip ahead to the X minute here. Let's do it. Uh, and then we'll, so we'll go back. I'll put it on the tab for him here. Uh, I think I maybe have done one tweet. Have I, have I tweeted? Uh, yeah. Yeah. So we got a new account here. Discover crypto, uh, guys, this just launched this video. When I clicked on this video, it had 11 views. If you want to give us a little bit of love, we're starting this new account. Discover crypto underscore guys, you could be the 25th follower. Let's get in this very rare club of the first hundred. All right. There's 76 spots for the first hundred club left. I'm in the first hundred club. Are you in the first hundred club? I am. I was in the first 16. Hit the like, if you're in the first hundred club, I almost, I have first dozen. I don't have first 10. So, uh, yeah. Check that out. All right. Uh, let's go to the likes here. What do we got? All right. One, uh, yeah. More Gabriel, uh, content. Funny, funny guy. Army Piper. We live Army Piper. There's an FTX SPF special coming out on 60 minutes Sunday folks. We're probably going to do a video on it, breaking it down. So we'll probably get the clips. I've already put a card and the thing there. Um, Mike Ben's really, really good account. He's just, you know, one of those people that fights for freedom. Drew, you would love this guy. I'm not even kidding you. I highly former state department cyber. So that's you're already salivating. The catches. Uh, okay. So this is sick talking about, all right. There's a lot of people saying how awesome it is. You know, we've seen it, right. We've seen the little clip here where, uh, he's, he's looking like a robot and you know, Oh no, no, this is just the glasses thing. This isn't the Lex Rema thing. Just how cool they are and what they're going to show. And, you know, Hey, the moment when your kid blew the candles out at the birthday cake, you know, you can record it. Here's the catch. The catch is when you put the sunglasses on, but say a word banned by meta trust and safety, and it shuts you off and you go blind. I don't think it'll go that extreme. I don't think needles are going to poke your eye, but maybe in the metaverse. Um, here we have, I cross examined. Uh, so if you want the entire Pokemon card clip, it's about five, that guy had five minutes. That's the entire clip. So if you want the entire thing, check that out. Uh, this is a really, really good. It's just 10 concepts. Explain the modern world part. I'm just going to do one of the 10 Parkinson's law companies become bigger and worse over time and guys, there's nine, uh, gyms there right there. Mike bends. Now this is going to be where Nick starts like in Mike bends. Uh, just good. The guy's very good with, uh, language here. Uh, rolling stone, you know, I've talked about, you know, very close connections to the intelligence agencies. I hear they're talking about Mike bends, a former state department official who at one point was angling for access to the so-called Twitter files. Here's his breakdown. Imagine being the 74th leg of a CIA, a media centipede having to crawl around, legging out incoherent bile screeds like this to earn your paycheck. That's a very, that's poetic and should be chiseled in stone. Um, here, this is, I think every Bitcoin fan loves this guy. This guy is us, right? Pays a $6 parking ticket in coins, but the cashier refuses to accept the money. What are your thoughts? He starts pushing it, pushing it over the counter. She gets like her supervisor. He's like, uh, I guess it got community noted. Uh, a story is obligated except a certain amount of coins when paying a certain amount as follows. He was attempting to pay, which is thus, uh, not legal. So, okay. So I guess they do, I guess someone at some point is like, all right, guys, we gotta like draw the line somewhere.
A highlight from The TRUTH about Sam Altman and WorldCoin
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In this video, we're going to be taking a closer look at the man behind the curtain, the mysterious wizard of Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, and we're going to be getting to the truth about him, his companies, what they're building, and, most importantly, what it all means for you and the future of humanity. This might be the most important topic in the world right now, so we want to make sure to bring the BitSquad up to speed. Let's get it! Welcome to BitBoy Crypto! My name has been today. We're doing a deep dive on the king of AI, Sam Altman, finding out what this awkward -looking startup junkie is really all about. Samuel Harris Altman grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He got his first computer at the age of eight. This was back in the 90s when computers were still using dial -up and Pets .com. In 2005, young Samuel dropped out of Stanford after one year studying computer science, co -founded LÜT, location -based social networking mobile application. Go ahead and smash that like button and turn on the channel notifications, which puts you in the BitSquad. Make sure you stay up to speed with the latest crypto news so you don't drop out of all the best gains in the next bull run. But as the CEO of LÜT, LÜT Altman raised over $30 million in venture capital at the business -savvy age of just 19 years old. Imagine being so rich, you think it's a good idea to give $30 million to a 19 -year -old. Anyways, LÜT failed to gain traction, but Sam was still able to sell it in March 2012 to the Green Dot Corporation for $43 .4 million. Not bad for a first -time failed startup. Just one month later, the dropout failed. The founder co -founded another company, Hydrazine Capital, with his brother Jack. And in February 2014, Sammy's startup was named president of Y Combinator. In 2014, Sam claimed that the total valuation of Y Combinator companies has amassed 65 billion. Their catalog is much more impressive than Sam's resume and includes Airbnb, Dropbox, Coinbase, Instacart, OpenSea and Stripe, among countless others. Altman set a target for Y Combinator to fund 1 ,000 new companies per year, which is so many it makes it seem like Sam is just slinging more and more bad ideas at the wall to see what sticks. In 2015, Altman donated $10 million to start Y Combinator Research, a nonprofit research lab that Sammy funded to research basic income, the future of computing, education and building new cities. All these topics seem related, almost like they're part of a larger plan. Sam co -founded OpenAI with Elon Musk in 2015 and in 2019 announced that he would be stepping back at Y Combinator to focus on being CEO of OpenAI. OpenAI has several products including Doll -E, a generative text -to -image AI tool, Whisper, an AI -driven speech -to -text tool and Codex. But the most famous AI tool that OpenAI built is called ChatGPT. A generative AI tool that returns text, images or videos in response to user input prompts. Now, you input your like and subscribe to the channel to get the latest in crypto news. About 27 % of y 'all aren't subscribed. I don't get it. Now, I don't have time to get into exactly how all this AI stuff works, but just from some basic understanding, generative AI is a broad term for any AI system that primarily creates content. Large language models or LLMs are a type of AI system that works with language and draws from a large set of data and computational power. These can create a foundational model which is a term for AI systems that can be applied to a range of purposes. So ChatGPT is a foundational generative AI model that's based on a large language model. Okay, so sorry if that was confusing. I think this stuff is pretty cool, and it's important to understand what all these geeks are talking about with this stuff. I got to research it. I guess they know it intuitively. Moving on. ChatGPT was so popular that it reached 100 million users just two months after launching in 2022, which set an all -time record for user adoption. In response to this unprecedented user demand, Microsoft, a longtime investor in OpenAI, decided to increase their investment and extend their partnership, announcing in January 2023 that they would be investing an additional $10 billion into OpenAI. By now, you might be wondering, Ben, that's all great, but what does Sami have to do with crypto? Back in 2019, when he stepped away from Y Combinator to run OpenAI, Altcoin Altman also co -founded Tools for Humanity, the company building a global IRIS -based biometric cryptocurrency system called Worldcoin. What is Worldcoin? Well, according to Sam, Worldcoin was conceived as a prototype for universal basic income, which Sam sees as inevitable due to the rise of the technology that Sam keeps building himself. Also, it seems like if he would stop building all these things, then we won't have to depend on him to protect us from them. So weird. Sam tried to keep this project quiet at first, probably because it sounds so evil, but the idea simply is this. Users get paid in Worldcoin in a wallet they can use in the Ethereum ecosystem and runs on Optimism's tech stack. WLD tokens will be claimed by people and to verify your identity and unique personhood, Worldcoin wants to scan your IRIS using a super evil -looking silver camera called The Orb. I swear you can't make this stuff up. Worldcoin has a kiosk in Barcelona, offering free french fries in exchange for scanning your IRISes. Good thing I only eat freedom fries. Some offer a $10 rebate on purchases. Some offer a chance to win a new car. Where's Bob Barker when you need him? But whatever paltry bribe Sam Altman and his Worldcoin henchmen are offering, I guarantee you that it's not worth it. Details on this project are still deliberately being kept under wraps, but basic human intuition should tell you whatever they're up to, it's dystopian at best and an evil conspiracy to control the world at worst. My friends at Altcoin Daily said it well. Your eyes will be scanned. You will give up your biometrics data. You will accept your UBI and WLD coin. Sounds like exactly what the World Economic Forum has been planning for years. The scariest part? It's working. Hundreds of thousands of users are being quietly onboarded to Worldcoin in exchange for one of Sam's silly little bribes. According to Nansen, Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution, Optimism Arbitrum surpassed in daily transactions for the first time since January. The spike in activity began on July 24. The same day Worldcoin token went live on the Optimism mainnet. Although Worldcoin is careful to try and hide this information, they definitely do not advertise what's really going on. If you look close at the privacy deep dive section of their website, you'll see they say they're collecting a lot more than just users' irises. They need lots of data to make sure that the orbs are trained to recognize eyes regardless of who had scans. Initial scans targeted mostly children in developing countries like Chile, Indonesia and Sudan. I'm all in favor of decentralized digital identity, but there are a ton of great projects that are working on solutions for that. And none of them have relied on this creepy system of bribing poor children in third world countries so they can harvest their biometric data. There has to be a better way. Now, if you're like me, this kind of behavior by one centralized company, especially a company run by Sam Altman, the man trying to build the world's first AGI, it should worry you. Apparently, it worries European regulators too. Last week, French privacy watchdog group said the legality of this collection seems questionable as to the conditions for storing biometric data. They're coordinating their ongoing investigation with German authorities as well. Britain's information commissioner's office also confirmed that it was making inquiries. Even Ethereum co -founder Vitalik Buterin warned Worldcoin has major issues and pointed out that iris scans could inadvertently expose a person's sex, ethnicity and maybe even their medical conditions. Talk about a privacy risk. How many of you incels living in your mom's basement want people to know that you never even had sex? Oh, that's not what they're talking about? Despite what seems to be nearly universal concerns about Worldcoin's operations, Altman says they're going strong and onboarding one new verified person every eight seconds. That's a bull run. A bull ride. Crazy to think about, but at that rate, it would take them five years to get to 20 million users. So Altman's plans to 5X Worldcoin's onboarding capacity, well, it's going to be done by the end of the year. And now we get to the most interesting part of the story to meet anyways, and that's Altman's ongoing and highly public feud with the Dogefather himself, Elon Musk. A short version of how this conflict started is in 2018, Elon approached the other founders of OpenAI and expressed concern that the company had fallen hopelessly behind Google in the quest for AGI. Musk proposed that he take over OpenAI in order to catch up. The other founders rejected his bid. Musk eventually left the company and withdrew his funding. Altman eventually took over, and the two have been in competition and even some conflict ever since. When Chat GBT launched in November of 2022, OpenAI instantly became the hottest name in tech. Musk was reportedly furious. In December 2022, Musk pulled OpenAI's access to Twitter's data, ending a contract sign before Musk acquired Twitter. February 17, Elon tweeted, OpenAI was created as an open source, which is why I named it OpenAI, non -profit company to serve as a counterweight to Google, but now it has become a closed source maximum profit company effectively controlled by Microsoft. On March 15, he tweeted, I'm still confused as to how a non -profit to which I donated about $100 million somehow became a $30 billion market cap for profit. If this is legal, why doesn't everyone do it? That's Bill Gates. He does it. Altman finally fired back in an interview saying about Elon, I mean, he's a jerk, whatever else you want to say about him, but I think he does really care, and he is feeling very stressed about what the future is going to look like for humanity, which is very interesting because a lot of this sounds exactly like conversations I had with Sam Bankman -Fried around the time of the FTX collapse. Things he said about me to me and to other people was he knew that I really cared about the stuff that I was talking about, but I just was going about it the wrong way. Very eerie similarities there. The reason for their dispute though seems to come down to both men wanting to prove themselves. Elon wants to be the man who took down Google and Twitter, and Altman seems to just want to make up for the fact that his first startup would fail. He tweeted in February, I failed pretty hard in my first startup. It sucked! And I'm doing pretty well in my second. The thing I wish someone told me during the first one is that no one else thinks about your failures as much as you do and that as long as you don't psych yourself out, you can try again. It's crazy the two guys with such big brains can be still so small -minded. So we talked a lot about Sam Altman, but what's the takeaway here? What's really at stake in this story? Well, I think it goes back to where we started. Fear. Altman is a prepper. He said in 2016, I have guns, gold, potassium, iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, gas masks from the Israeli Defense Force and a big patch of land and big shore I can fly to. What is he prepping for? Well, he doesn't say. But the key is the answer to that question was asked in Congress on May 16, 2023. What's his biggest fear? My worst fears are that we cause significant. We, the field, the technology, the industry cause significant harm to the world. I think if this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong. So it's clear that Sam is consciously aware of the risks of what he's doing, but he's doing it anyway. He's taking an attitude of technological determinism, the idea that anything can be done will be done. So why not do it first? Why not create the tools for a dystopian nightmare future and then have all the power you need to avoid it right there in your hand? There's just one problem with that. If you believe in technological determinism, you also believe that the path of technology is the same for everyone, which means that anyone else could go down the same path and beat you to the prize at the finish line. And what's that prize? Well, if you ask Sam, artificial general intelligence, AGI, which means a piece of software that combines solutions to new unfamiliar tasks, basically code that can actually think. It's likely that the creation of such a piece of technology would lead to what's known to sci -fi nerds as the technological singularity, got in a box. The singularity refers to a point at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to humanity and civilization. OpenAI published a paper in April concluding that the latest OpenAI model exhibits many traits of intelligence, including abstraction, comprehension, vision, coding and understanding of human motives and emotions. In June, The New York Times published an article alleging that many leaders of Silicon Valley are becoming concerned that the singularity may already be here, and we just haven't realized it yet. Altman himself stated during his recent appearance on Lex Freeman podcast that he believes that multiple teams will create AGI while working on different projects in different parts of the world at roughly the same time. In other words, Sam isn't just worried that he won't get to the singularity first. He's worried that even if he does, his creation still won't be enough to save him from itself. And that's Sam Altman's worst fear. Sam once tweeted, AI is the tech the world has always wanted, but we don't want it if it means we have to let him scan our eyes and unleash something on mankind that has the power to take over every aspect of our lives before we even realize we've lost control. Let me know down below in the comments what you think about Sam Altman and his plans to control the future of civilization. And let me know what you think about AI and which projects are using it in creative ways that might give them an edge in the next bull run. And most importantly, Sam Altman vs Sam Bankman -Fried in a cage match, who wins? That's all I got. Be blessed. BitBoy out.
Fresh update on "lex" discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"And because when you're looking at that, it doesn't, there's no like catching up. You know, there's no sense in which the video is like, you know, missing some frames or, you know, kind of, it just, it actually looked like a stable video feed. Yeah, it actually just worked in a way. So I was really impressed by how the micro expressions can kind of see like, you know, how the muscles in the face and stuff move. Like, again, I just had no idea we were at that point. Very exciting to look at. Abzi, did you see any of this? Yeah, a little bit, yeah. Not, you don't sound impressed at all. No, I mean, it's a thing, yeah. That is an unimpressed person. Yeah, it's a thing, yeah. It's the most unimpressed person I think I've ever heard. Mike Zuckerberg looks more like a human, I guess. Oh, you mean because when he was scanned in it, you know, it's also the first time Lex Friedman has had eye contact for longer than seven seconds, which I thought was all because they were both like, because the computer that because they are staring into the abyss, but it lines up. Yeah, dude, they were like, Oh, anyway, what do you think about meta? And I was like, dude, these guys are creepy. But here's the thing, silver, you're absolutely right about the tech. But imagine a game developer now being able to mocap somebody for their game. Yeah, without necessarily all the all the gear and having a ping pong ball floating in front of your eyes, right in front of your face, maybe a smaller dev, right, who doesn't have a ton of money can just grab, you know, an Oculus or a meta dev kit and be like, we're going to put and their voices. They use mics like this. But if a person was just acting it, I think it worked pretty well. Like I was impressed. Like, but I get why you guys aren't super impressed because VR, Johnny and I, maybe follow VR a little bit more closely. I don't give a fuck about VR anymore. I totally understand it. Yeah, yeah. It's been I was so hyped nine after Alex Half-Life, Alex came out and then we saw the Medal of Honor stuff and I'm like, are games heading that direction? And I know the answer was no, right? They're not. No. Yeah. But you know what I thought immediately when I saw that? Imagine when the tech is in the right place where, you know, you can have glasses like they were talking instead of a full on headset. And you know, the AR, the augmented reality stuff is so well tuned that you can have the feeling that someone is there. So just imagine, you know, Carrick, you know, maybe you have a big couch in your living room, right? And you're sitting there with the glasses on and you can see me sitting in your couch and Abzi and Silver and we're having a conversation and there's this feeling of we're actually there because you, you know, AR you look at your couch, everything around it is your house. But we are, you know, just projected onto that. And if the effect is convincing enough, it could actually be very close to the real thing. And if you don't have to fucking wear like a heavy fucking thing on your head, maybe just the glasses or something, you know, right? I think so. We're seeing big screen. I don't know. Big screen used to be software for VR to watch movies and they've got their first VR title out and or VR headset out. And it's pretty good and pretty light. I don't know if you guys have seen it, but it's like a pair of glasses or like ski ski glasses basically or almost like swimming goggles. If you guys ever use goggles versus the full the full like faceplate kind of gear. I mean, I don't know how I would use it. I would use it for D and D. Maybe I would use it for podcasts like you can bet your ass if this all works out, I'll do at least one podcast. Even if you guys aren't there, I'm going to be like staring at you guys creepily in my VR headset at least one podcast just to see if it works.
A highlight from Is Elon Musk A Bitcoin HERO Again?
"If you use the four -year cycle, that means November -ish, October -ish, we would just be hitting $60K. So I don't know if we can go from $60K to doubling in two months or, you know, I think we're closer to $60K at the end of 2024. I like Bitcoin. You like Bitcoin? I like it. Alright, we do have a $4 .99 Super Chat from Corey. Cheers! Just put $2K into XRP and Algo. Love the channel. Alright, I feel pretty good about that two years from now. But if it's in the red a month from now, don't blame me. Blame that guy. Alright, no, we're kidding. Alright, Twitter partners with eToro to let users trade stocks, crypto as Musk pushes app into finance. Now, again, Elon has denied these rumors, but it looks like starting Thursday, he'll give users the option to buy and sell stocks and other assets, the company told CNBC exclusively. Maybe Elon is more rejecting the idea of the everything. But this is a rare partnership deal for Twitter since he took the reins as CEO. He's made it his mission to call it the super wrap here. They'll allow him to access stocks, crypto, and other financial assets with the partnership eToro. And with that, the cash tags will be expanded to cover far more instruments and asset classes, an eToro spokesperson told CNBC. eToro is founded in Israel in 2007, and it's an online brokerage that allows users to buy and sell stocks, cryptocurrencies, and index funds. Do you own any index funds? I might buy my first mutual fund. I don't know anything there. What's interesting here is going to be who ends up winning this battle. And you know, in the article, first of all, the first thing we should mention is the source of this information is a kind of sketchy one. We talked about him yesterday. It's Semaphore. We know Elon does not like Semaphore. He's one of the ones that outstid Semaphore when it comes to the situation happening with the Binance and now the U .S. government ordeal. But they are the ones breaking this news this morning. And they reference eToro and Robinhood because these would be the only two options at the moment unless Elon builds a brand new platform. These are the only two that would offer what's being rumored that they're going to do. And I have a question for the audience. I mean, a question for you too, Deezy. Which would you prefer him to use, eToro or Robinhood? They have their pluses, they have their minuses. I can't get over Vlad looking so much like a vampire. I'm just going to go with eToro off that very baseless and auspicious reason. Do you know the fees on eToro for crypto? I haven't. I've never used eToro, so I could not tell you what the fees are like. I bought Dogecoin once in my life. I went and got eToro to do so. eToro on crypto charges one percent for every buy and every sell. That's pretty rough. Now, I'm assuming there's a maximum, though, too, right? No, just blatant. You're confirming if it's a million dollar buy, it's 10K. At least you're confirming that. There's no on their website. Coinbase has the levels of like, if you buy this much, it's different. I think it's a $25 maximum. It just says one percent across the board. OK, one percent. Corey, he's going for the two years from now outlook. All right. All right. We have a video Elon posted in the wee hours of the night. This is about seven hours ago, maybe six hours ago. Let's play that thing. Do we have sound? Oh, yeah. I mean, he's just kind of chatting. Hang on. This is Elon having a good time. Here we go. Surprisingly cheap ceilings. Really? Hey, guys, you're on to welcome. He curls at forty five. All right, let's see. Not a hundred pound weight, Mike Kilmer. He's he's curling Zuckerberg's weight, right? Me, swelling of forty five. He did it pretty easily. Yeah. So there you go. Maybe he's working out, folks. Do you think Elon's working out? It looks like a video feature is working better. I think he is. I think he is. All right. Better than the sort of eight. All right. Now, yeah. Elon, he's he's definitely one of the the main memers of the Internet. Here we have a little graphic one app to rule them all as the X, you know, looks pretty close to the eye of Sauron. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. All right. Well, what are your thoughts on the super app? Would you like to have a super app in America or do you like, you know, everything kind of being separated? So it's less worry of a all out attack, less points of danger. Fair point. You know, when you spread it out, there's there's a little more security with that. But just think about the ease it would be to do everything on the one place. And I want it. If there's anyone out there that I believe that can get this done. It is Elon Musk. And if the rumors are true, because again, right now we're kind of in a wrestling match is is Elon actually doing this platform thing that everyone's like, he's starting his claim to be that one one site. That's the end all be all of everything he says before. He thinks that X could take 50 percent of all the financial actions within the next couple of years. I'm like, basically, that's insane. He's capturing the West. Yeah, that's how I read that. We chat is going to capture the right. He's probably not going to be able to make any serious headways within China. You know, they've chosen WeChat. They have backdoors and WeChat. Of course, the CCP is heavily involved in all WeChat encryption issues or lack thereof. And so I think he's going to try to have the super app of the West. Yeah. Now, Chad, who do you think is going to win? Is it going to be Jeff Bezos? Is it going to be Elon Musk? I think it's going to be one of those two. I think Mark Zuckerberg might really try once we have the Ray Ban ocular. You know, he's going to try to take over with the AR angle. I think by then it might be too late. And we're all just going to kind of be used to sending money with our phone. Do you really want to send money with your glasses and you're like touching the air like send Tim 20 bucks or the burrito? You know, I don't know. I think people just rather do beep boop boop and then send it with their phone. We're going to briefly interrupt this. I just want to give a special shout out to our sponsor, Steak. Big shout out to Steak. We love it. Elon does have the walrus move advantage, just saying. I mean, that is a tough move to beat. It's going to be I mean, it's a serious move. It's up there with like rear naked chokehold and the figure four leg lock, I believe, and the torture rack. It is up there with all those. Yeah, I'm betting on Elon between Elon and Zuck, although Zuck is very, very capable manager, obviously capable CEO. I think Elon is just a little bit more capable. And I think he gets the the the changing shifts of culture a lot better than Jeff Bezos. Here's my Jeff Bezos impression. That's a funny joke. Ha ha ha ha. And it's just it comes off a little unnatural. And Elon just seems a little bit more real. It seems like a more real human being. Elon would use the Elon would be in a fight with with Zuck and he'd do the oil check. OK, yeah, I can see that those who don't know the wrestling oil check is, you know, you're putting the finger, you know, dipstick check in the oil. Folks, it's like in Free Guy. Great movie. Great movie. All right. Let's move on and talk about Bitcoin. Most people want to talk about Bitcoin. Kelly Boy like the torture rack reference as Lex Luger, I believe. All right. Bitcoin whales accumulate. All right. That's two wrestling references. No more. Don't worry. Bitcoin whales accumulate. Fifty nine point two percent of circulating supply data shows. So the whales have 60 percent of all the corn post analysis revealed that a relatively small cohort of addresses is amassing a considerable amount of the currency circulating supply with a total of fifteen thousand addresses, each holding over one hundred collectively commanding eleven point five million coins. What is important to realize here? There's a lot of centralized exchanges. So you take out Binance wallet, you take out Coinbase wallet, you take out eToro wallet, you take out Jack's blocks, eight thousand Bitcoin wallet. Then it starts to look a little bit more decentralized. But, you know, a lot of people are OK holding their Bitcoin on a centralized exchange. I wouldn't recommend doing it in any serious, you know, heavy manner, any high percentage manner. But a lot of people like the convenience. I you know, I have a OK amount on Coinbase. I'm not going to chastise you for that. It's worth noting that the total number of addresses created on the chain has recently surpassed the one billion mark. Although out of these addresses, those with the balance are only around 45 million. Those most created addresses do not currently have a balance on them. Moreover, London based banking and financial services firm Standard Chartered has suggested that the price of Bitcoin could surge to 50K this year and then could breach 120K by 2024 is close. And another major bullish price prediction for Bitcoin. I don't know if we're going to go that high. If you want to, you know, rewind four years, December 2020, we just hit new all time high. We just hit 20K. If you use the four year cycle, that means November ish, October ish. We would just be hitting 60K. So I don't know if we can go from 60K to doubling in two months or, you know, I think we're closer to 60K at the end of 2024. What's your year in 2024 price prediction? Yeah, I know it's you know, you probably need to think about it a little bit more. I'm throwing it out there. 69K. Yeah. Well, the first thing I'll say is 50K is not going to happen in 2023. Barring we find out about Bitcoin ETFs within the next couple of weeks. That's probably the only thing left that would be able to pump it that high. And even that I don't think would do it. Those things take a while before the real money comes in. End of 2024, I think there's a decent chance that before the end, we might double top of that 69, maybe set a brand new all time high. But if we're asking December 31st, I don't know. Like I think we'll be wrestling close to that area, but I think it'll be a little lower. All right. Will you watch Zuck Musk cage match? 70 % are saying yes. All right. Bitcoin holdings on over the counter desk decline. 33 % OTC desk balances are widely considered a proxy for institutional activity. Still, caution is warranted when drawing conclusions. Those held in addresses tied to the OTC market. If you don't know, the OTC market is a whale wants to buy a billion dollars worth of Bitcoin. He doesn't go into an exchange and clear the order books where his first Bitcoin is $2 ,000 cheaper than his last Bitcoin. He's going to go to over the counter person who wants to sell a billion dollars Bitcoin. And they don't want the first Bitcoin they sell to be $2 ,000 more expensive than the last Bitcoin they sell. So they have aligned incentives. And so they'll meet in a park with some briefcases, you know, they'll sit down with the newspaper. I don't I don't think it works that way. They meet in a hotel lobby in Dubai, and then they like open up their balances, and then they do it that way. It just makes it where, you know, they settle on a price and they don't impact the markets too much with these large, large purchases. As of Thursday, the so -called OTC balance stood at 5 ,000 Bitcoin or about 150 million of the market cap. And that's a 33 % slide from the one year high of about 7 ,600 Bitcoin at the end of June. So that's going to fluctuate. High volume traders and institutions typically deal with OTC desk to avoid affecting the market price of the asset. For that reason, activity is said to reflect the behavior of large, sophisticated traders. In the past, some analysts have associated upticks and downticks in OTC desk balances with miners' intentions to build, run down their coin stash there. So just something to watch out, but I wouldn't worry too much just yet, just because it's down 33%. Really not too much when you're comparing it to the all -time high for the year there.
Fresh update on "lex" discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"People are going to buy your games more to they're just they just will. That would be mine. Make it so the consumer can get in at a price that does not allow a comparison easily because that wouldn't if you told me the PlayStation five was one hundred and fifty dollars cheaper than an Xbox Series X. It doesn't matter who I was engaged in a conversation with. I always go for cheaper. That's just sort of how I work. I'd be like, just right now, it doesn't make sense. Like, that's why Game Pass is a good equalizer currently. Those would be mine. Also, both of you guys need to go back and revisit your fucking controller tech by ran Sony. I'd be like, bitches, fix your batteries. Get your game controller, whole, whole joysticks in your game pads. No, you know, so you don't have stick drift. Make it so that those things are ironclad. What are you gonna say, Abzi? I think I know. No, batteries are. I love the Sony controller, but the battery is the biggest issue. I was I was going to add, like the pricing of the controllers is also something that's very inflated. Right. When you look at what's ridiculous. Fuck them. Excuse me. Fuck them, though. Dude. Come on. Just controllers for peripherals in general. All peripherals. Come on, man. That's ridiculous. Those controllers should be at maximum forty nine elite sixty nine elite and elites. Fucking construction is graham cracker bullshit and Microsoft. I like a lot of Microsoft stuff, but that is ridiculous. And that what's the new dual edge elite cyber PlayStation five dual sense. Fuck you, man. Like the same price as elite, I think, right? Probably. But dude, they need to throw that down to 60. That kind of stuff is. And by the way, we know they're making huge profits on those. Oh, you know, it's like you could eat away some of the profit. It's like how a restaurant makes most of its money on the on the drinks or a movie theater on the popcorn. And you go and you're like, I want some popcorn. They're like, it's seven dollars for butter. And you're like, bitch, nobody eats popcorn without butter unless you're like, you're on a sodium free diet. A lot of people here are saying that, yeah, they would definitely like the price to be dropped. Yeah. Oh, it looks like a lot of people would. So, yeah. Price is a big deal, right? I mean, you'd be able to get in. And let's be honest, guys, once you get into the ecosystem, it's easier to click that button. Oh, yeah. The buy button. Right. It's just like if I got people in at one hundred ninety nine, it's like I'd look at a game and I'd be out. Well, it was only one hundred ninety. And I and I just buy everything jello. Two dollars. Super chat, I'm assuming just because I said make it cheaper could be wrong. Game pricing is crazy on PS five game. We're going to talk about game prices in a second. ACG, can you tell us how you met Abzi, Johnny and Silver is the Sabre. All of us, their patron. I think I was on a page and were on like sixteen. We didn't talk on Twitter like I did with sleeve because sleeve was the dev and he and I talked on Twitter. No, that was you basically just handed me the invite to the first podcast for all of us. Yeah. Yeah. I think for me, after the Patreon podcast and then a couple of months after that, I joined the discord and we played we played the MMO that you loved. What the fuck was that? DC Universe. Oh, secret world. Secret world. And then after that, we just started playing other games and stuff. And then I don't know what the fuck happened, but we started doing shows and and like, you know, we used to just do shows together. Oh, yeah. Events. Call of the wild on on the thing. So, I don't know. Yeah. The hunt is I had sleeve in that game and then you and who who was it? You and take down where you weren't seeing the animals in my version or the bear. That was one of the best dreams I've ever done. When that bear attacked us in the middle of the night. I was like, this is how did it turn into a horror game right now, man? That was awesome. Dean Rivera, five dollars. Super chat sold my sixty four gigabyte steam deck with five hundred twelve gigabyte SD card for three hundred. I think I sold it too low or just about right there, like three hundred fifty nine before tax right now. Used always. Three hundred is not bad. I think three hundred is a fair price. I mean, you're selling something used. I don't know about you guys. I need a pretty good savings on used hardware. Right. Yeah. Because you never quite know where that where that's going to pop up for you exactly. Moving on from there, let's talk about Lex and Facebook. So anybody who hasn't seen this, Lex Friedman and what the the Mark Zuckerberg, the Zuck did a podcast all in VR with the new meta. And I got to admit, man, I was I was pretty impressed. I was like, it was awesome. They did face scanning, which they said isn't ready yet. But for both of them, they got their face scanned in and they did three hours, I think, with them facing each other. Let me explain to you how weird this was, guys. I don't know if you guys saw this. It's two people together with their faces ripped off digitally, sent somewhere else put together and then pasted back on them, even though they're local. And now they're in VR like it was that meta meta is perfect. It was that meta moment where you're like, you guys could have just faced each other and talked normally, but instead or you could have done it remotely. But instead, they did it face to face in VR, which was so weird. Go ahead, Silver. And for me, the faces were still major uncanny valley. For sure. Yeah, for sure. I don't know. About three minutes in, Lex looks down and his eyes go like, you know, they do that thing. But I was impressed by the scanning, by the fluidity when it's an uncut podcast. So that means you have three hours possible glitches. I only saw a couple. And what I saw looked like, dude, that like it was a good step forward in that kind of tech. Johnny, where are you going? You watch this, right? I watched the whole thing, yeah. I thought I've never seen anything like that. You know, that was my first thought. Like I didn't know we were at this level stage at this level. Because one thing is the, you know, the photo realistic. But to get actually like the movements right.
"lex" Discussed on Dear Dyslexic Podcast
"So I think this was a moment that I really saw that, you know, that I can make something of myself. But I think that later in life, you know, when I graduated and I ended up moving to Europe when I met my wife, this was 16 years ago and I realized that being a chef, it takes a lot more energy and effort and I love weekends and holidays. And if you're a chef, you don't get weekends and holidays. So I really decided that I need to pursue a career in advertising and mass media and communication, which was, you know, like I said, I'm a storyteller. I love living in this world and that's where, you know, that's a great industry for people like me. And I think this is when I started seeing the connection to my dyslexic thinking and my, you know, unique way of looking at big picture and, you know, problem solving. And I think this was a pivotal moment where it's like, okay, I think this could actually be the career for me. Something that I could really love and really do. And I saw that my dyslexia actually will help with this. It took me a while to realize that, but I started seeing how those two and two come together. And so this was, I think, a pivotal moment for me as well. Going back to when you're at school, it's interesting that there's, you know, it's so important for teachers and the support people around us to have that positive attitude for us because it really can make or break us. And I remember going to secondary school in year 10, which is two years before everyone graduates. And I remember one of the teachers sitting me down and saying, you'll regret this for the rest of your life. And at the time I was thinking, don't be ridiculous, I hate school. But it enabled me to get into university if it wasn't for him sitting me down. And I think that it's, there's definitely a need for educators to be aware of the impact of how they can make and break us in that sense as well. And I'm excited to hear, you know, how you're able to turn it around. And then as you progress through adulthood, start to see the positives of being dyslexic, because especially after being faced with so many adversities and so much negativity, I think it can be really hard for people to start to see their dyslexia as something positive. We talk a lot about, you know, coming from a strength-based approach and everyone has strengths. And so I'd love for you to talk more about how you started to leverage those strengths and end up on the TED Talk. Yeah, yeah. I think that, you know, I graduated and once you graduate, all of the help, all of the support goes away. You're alone in the world. Your dyslexia is not gone. Sometimes it's even worse because the stress of the world and situations and real kind of responsibility amplify the dyslexic moments and these just really intense feelings. But again, I was determined. I was determined that I wanted to be a creative director and I wanted to make amazing ads and I wanted to be connected with incredible brands and this was just my dream. So I kept it hidden. I made sure that I didn't want to be treated differently. I didn't want anybody to know that I was impaired because I was. But I could get past it. I've learned to get past this. I've learned different ways and techniques to hide it and to avoid it. Not all the time. It always slips through, even if you're checking an email a hundred times and I would listen to my emails five times over and over. It was before Grammarly, so I was using Microsoft Word sometimes to check it and it was horrible. So, but yeah, I just pushed and pushed. It got me into a lot of trouble keeping it hidden sometimes because it was apparent that there was something different about me, but I just kept denying it and I kept hiding it and I learned to overcome and I was able to work with some incredible clients and great projects. I started in advertising in Prague. So I was working at Young & Rubicam was one of the first agencies and they hired me as, you know, this is before social media was actually a business platform. So I was really getting their clients and understanding together with the digital focus of creativity and marketing with social media and with other avenues. And just with being Lex, I was able to submerge myself and be this multidisciplinary, even though I didn't know how to do. My abilities with my dyslexia helped me to kind of learn to do everything and learn it fast, you know, to really solve that problem quickly. And so, you know, they would put me on a client and they'd be like, okay, well, we need to make some content. And I said, okay, give me a camera. I'll shoot it. I'll learn how to edit it. I will post it. I'll write the copy. I will figure out how to boost it. You know, I kind of do everything. And I think this is a really great way for me to learn super fast, to show my abilities. And I, over time, started recognizing like that's because of my dyslexia. I was able to really jump into these things that were kind of foreign to me and give it my all and learn fast and adapt and be a yes man. Just really not be afraid of that. But over time, I started to really get exhausted from not being able to open up about my greatest strength as a result of my greatest weakness. And I had situations in client meetings where I put champagne instead of campaign. Big head header. And I wasn't able to laugh at myself and say, you know, like, to just go with it. And clients would insult me and ridicule me in front of everyone. Which, you know, I learned to have thick skin and deal with difficult clients because that's what advertising is all about. But at the same time, you know, I'd have situations with my managers and things where I should have been open about it. I should have told them. I should have had this discussion. So I would avoid these situations because in their mind, I was just lazy and stupid and not listening and disobedient. You know, these are the kind of things. And that wasn't the case. I just wasn't being supported properly. And when the pandemic hit, I was working at Publicis Group and they let go all the freelancers because I was freelancing at the time. Most of us in the advertising world are freelancers. And I decided, you know, this is a perfect moment for self-reflection and to really, you know, understand that I need to get a better handle of understanding my dyslexia and communicating my dyslexia to everyone around me. But I was afraid because I thought if I was to vocalize it, I would get fired and I would not get projects. And, you know, I would be looked at as someone that would just take too much effort or time or resources in order to support, to be a part of something. But it was a perfect moment for me to, you know, like sit down and start building out this idea that I had with I am Lex and to map it out. And everyone was taking Zoom calls. So I was able to like start actually talking to people online and knocking on screen. So I was calling it. And the whole idea of I am Lex was coming from this aspect that we can't even spell our own disability. You know, I can't even spell dyslexia, let alone neurodiversity. So being in branding and advertising, I thought this is a perfect opportunity to take my skills, what I've been learning, what I've been doing, and put it towards my community and put it towards rebranding the identity of dyslexia that is ridden with misconceptions and stereotypes. Everybody thinks they know what dyslexia is, but the truth is that, you know, it's based on outdated research and outdated way of thinking. And so I thought, okay, let's make an acronym for our strongest attributes, leadership, endurance, and exploration. And this is where Lex was born. And I just started sharing it with everybody that I could, just spreading it out, very open about it. I didn't put it on my LinkedIn still, I still was keeping it hidden because I still needed to get projects and I was still afraid of this. But finally, I was able to connect with the International Dyslexia Association and incredible, you know, advocates and organizations and got great feedback. And then I got the opportunity through my university, UNYP in Prague, to do a TEDx, to audition for a TEDx. And my mentor at the time, his dad had dyslexia, his brother had dyslexia. So when I opened up the topic of what I wanted to talk about, he said, well, people already know what that is. Is there really anything new to learn about dyslexia? And just after five minutes, that kind of blew his mind because he was the first person that was criticizing people online for the spelling and grammar. And I said, hey, man, that could have been your brother or your dad. You don't know who you're talking to. You don't know who that other person on their side, where they're at and what kind of advantages or disadvantages they have with their neurodiversity or their life. And so they welcomed me on the stage. And this was my come out moment. I came out there first time, communicating it to the world, and it was exhilarating and scary, but I just felt like finally I can be who I am and never have to hide again behind it and take on the challenge. And yeah, it's just brilliant.
A highlight from Episode 55 with Mark Long, I AM LEX
"Hello there, and welcome to the Dear Dyslexic podcast series brought to you by Rethink Dyslexia, the podcast where we're breaking barriers and doing things differently. I'm Shaye Wiesel, your host, and I'm so glad you can join us. I'm a fellow neurodivergent, and I'm coming from the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, where I live and work. And I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to all the tribes across our beautiful country and to all First Nations people listening today. Our podcast was born in 2017 out of a need to give a voice to the stories and perspectives of adults with dyslexia, and our voice has grown stronger year after year. We're now a globally listened to podcast with guests from all around the world. Join us for insightful conversations about living with dyslexia and other neurodivergences across all walks of life. Our special focus is on adult education, employment, social and emotional well -being and entrepreneurship. We're excited to be bringing you this episode and invite you to like and follow us. Or even better, why not leave us a review on your favorite podcast platform? So let's get started. I'm very excited today. I've got Mark on the show from I Am Lex. Is that right? Mark will explain anyway. We are here to talk about all things dyslexia. Mark's in the Netherlands at the moment. And I was just saying to him before we jumped on board that this is my first interview with someone that far away from Australia. So welcome to the show, Mark. Yeah, thank you very much. Thank you. I'm actually currently in Prague, Czech Republic, but still still, you know, in the neck of the woods, Central Europe. Oh, my God. Yeah, no, it's totally fine. It's it's it's really I love being here. I love I'm originally from San Francisco. So being so far away from home and being submerged into the European culture is just incredible. I would love to go to Australia, though. I've never been. I think that's the next on my bucket list. Well, hopefully you've got better geography than me and you'll know how to get here. So I came across you on LinkedIn, which is where I find a lot of my fantastic guest speakers and watched your TED talk as well and was really excited to have the opportunity to speak to you today. So can you talk to me a little bit about where you grew up and you just said America, but what life was like for you growing up and when you were diagnosed with dyslexia? Yeah, definitely. So I grew up in San Francisco Bay Area, not directly in the city, but, you know, my family, we lived in a few places around the Bay Area, but I was diagnosed at the age of six. So this happened in first grade. It was really attributed to the fact that I was not progressing and really kind of, you know, just going into my shell and crumpling up my homework and stuffing on the bottom of the bag and really not interested in anything that had to do with education. I was more interested in playing and imagining and storytelling.
Michael Knowles Reveals What Latin Mass Is REALLY Like
"Up Catholic when I was a kid. There were a lot of masses in Latin. I didn't speak Latin, and I didn't understand a lot, but my parents who also didn't speak Latin. They liked it because you know Michael it gave them, I think, a sense of nostalgia because they grew up going to mass in Latin. Now suddenly you're an extremist because maybe you go ahead. I think there's actually a fairly sophisticated political reason as to why the Biden administration would want to crack down on the Latin mass, which is this principle which in Latin is lex Iran de lex credendi, lex Vivendi, the idea that the way that we worship, the rituals that we engage with, affect the way that we believe and the way that we live our lives. And so the thing people like about the Latin mass, it's not just the language. That's only part of it. It's that it's more reverent. It's more traditional, the focus is more on God at less on the people and entertainment and that sort of thing. And so if you are worshiping and engaging in rituals in a way that is more traditional, more conservative, more normal, then you're going to have a society that's more of all those things. And unfortunately, liberals and modernists and progressives, they don't like that. And so they figure if they can cut off the ritual and the worship, then the belief in the way of life is going to follow.
"lex" Discussed on 53/39 Cycling Podcast
"And i landed on the fork and my face and the crafted twos in stuff and the scar here. I i remember like actually i was. I was supposed to fly out to vegas that night for a sponsorship event that was supposed to start the day the following day. The flight got cancelled. So i was like. Oh well then. I'll just make good use my time. I'll go practice my bunny hopping that happens and i got stuck in the hospital for a little over a day. I missed like the next flight. Mrs sponsor event is like in big trouble with the team but the biking i was practicing cycling skills. At least i was kind of right. You gotta translates you. Gotta try the xtrac on seven hundred c tires. That sounds challenging. It is it's fun. He went slower than merged on your bmx. Challenge with george okay. Lex versus llorach. He that video. That video popped up in two were from pittsburgh and george was on the on the penguins for a few years. So i was like i gotta do some. I gotta watch this one. See like chris rock. Even though that wasn't apparently the first one note that was our fourth race sore. I race was on the mojo where the ucla men's world tour takes place and there used to be a women's world cup there that ended in two thousand and nine and they're also was the world championships that were held there. Were eddie merck's one so george Of that hill once. I beat him and then the next year we do to sprint on the formula one racetrack and abuse them and then the next time. We did a full lap of the formula one restrict Early beat him recurring trencher. He tries so like he actually puts a really solid effort in and he's able to push himself super far into the red zone. Which i find very admirable as he's a good sport he's our. He's a really really great guy yet. Open to learning about like new sports. Trying new things and he'll he'll push hard to really cool as he is cyclist or d- he's doing these cycling challenges because you guys met at that nutritional convention he. I don't think he identifies as a cyclist. He has a bike and stuff and he'll do different sports like he doesn't do bike races or anything i. I figured he didn't do that. But i wasn't sure if he was like an avid cyclist. Now that he's retired from the nhl or not yet. I don't think he's an avid cyclist. An he has. He has a bike and he likes cycling. But he doesn't ride like a ton like especially compared to you to you. And i. I often find it curious whenever like people like that. Mlb nhl you know all these former like pro athletes in kind of quote mainstream. Sports kind of retire in a may go into other disciplines. I just find that really interesting. I don't know why but it's kinda cool like watch them apply what they've kind of built over their career but applied to cycling and they come at it from a very different perspective. Barry bonds he recycling one of my teammates on race across america don. Dvd's a former nfl player as well..
"lex" Discussed on 53/39 Cycling Podcast
"Now looking forward to hear how you like it. Yeah i'm anxious to try it out but you know indra. Toss a little more about lex before we get into the interview. Yes so lex is a canadian athlete. Who began racing professionally in two thousand twelve. She became a member of the canadian national team and various Cycling teams including uci women's world tour teams. She's an eight time. Champion of quebec three-time podium finisher at the national championships in canada and has represented canada on four occasions at the world championships and other prestigious international events in four continents which is quite impressive. Lexus based in montreal. Canada was coached by chris Rosedale ski for most of her career and kodaly tongue-twister. It is yeah. It is now coached by joined. The keller who she found through training peaks coach matching service which lex talks about. Seems like an interesting. We're gonna we're gonna start looking into that. Yeah definitely but lex rides and racist. Emc's and wears Senator smart helmets. I hope that's how sentas pronounced like the f one driver but we'll find as a really good conversation really fantastic human being in general. So yeah she was. She was a joy to chat with. Can't wait to hopefully get up to montreal. Ride with her at some point definitely so we hope you enjoy it and you ready to get started. Let's do it. Welcome to fifty three thirty nine. A podcast about cycling. For cyclists by non pros. Let's get to it lex..
"lex" Discussed on 53/39 Cycling Podcast
"Welcome to the three. Thirty nine podcast. I'm nick and i'm andrew. Today we are talking to lex albrecht but before we talked to lex. What's new andrew. Well like all things stephan things. My my bone is still broken Getting a second opinion in this coming week actually by the time this episode airs. Hopefully i will have a second opinion but week. Five of the hammer ban is still on an active. And it still sucks. But it's i guess it's better than not biking so the one armed biking shall continue for. The most part also started thinking differently about equipment for indoor training for the winter. So been kind of changing things up a little bit and kind of keeping that a secret from you intentionally. because i don't want your opinions but but you do. Well i'll get them after the fact you tell me it's stupid and then it works for mesa yeah just try different things also were trying different lube. Which is kind of exciting. Forgot mention that the notes. Yeah we'll Chain lube rick clarify. We're going to. We're going to test this out in give you guys are opinions. I think we've said we are squirt users which is a wax based drip lube emotion emotion. Yes and so. We'll let you know what we think outside of that just planning strategy for whenever getting back on the bike to get my cardio back to where it was and overall training for the winner. What's cardio yeah it's well. It's this thing that's kind of important whenever it comes to cycling. Oh yeah that's why i suck at it. Yeah it happens as recorded lexus interview before it happens. Apparently breaking color bones is contagious so she took her. Bmc off a bmx jump because she thought it would be fun and the bike makes her feel bad us but she kinda hit it fast and didn't pull up on the bars and ate dirt basically or or fifty in her words. She said it was a total stupid mistake but credit credits to go bigger go home. You know it's a way better story than mine. Andrew gravel going twenty five miles an hour a done but i mean taking gravel by off. Jump way cooler and you didn't. You didn't have to steal any little kids bikes to do it now. I didn't know four on that later but she did have surgery. It went pretty well. She's recovering which is great to hear so. We wish her a speedy recovery and hopefully she heals up and can get back on the bike soon. But what's new with you. Man swift racing league is upon us. Last tuesday was the first week by the time. This episode airs. We will be into week. Two which i scratch race. Unfortunately haven't been riding quite as much shorter days in Questionable whether at times being back in office means less time to ride outdoors during the week. But you could potentially ride with us you could. Yes so some big news. Swift finally approved are swift events so fifty. Three thirty nine is hosting a swift ride every monday..
"lex" Discussed on Lex Fridman Podcast
"I could not have done it but they have to be now sitting home going what to hell my friends my body myself like they must feel so betrayed because they passionately went over there to cure a cancer the cancer of terrorism and now to cancers back and i hate to say but i think the cancer might start running wild. We need to change our tactics up. This is just my opinion. I can't see committing all of our guys to to continuous eternal war. But i think we need to do is hit surgically and hit hard at that cancer. That is over there. We are never going to rebuild that region. It's just it's it's thousands of years traditions that you're not going to change. it's just some people are unchangeable. They don't want to and we have so many social problems here in our country. I think that we need to fix i. You know i. I heard this spoken in the past by many people. It's like the garden theory. You of your garden fence around it. You tend to your garden that maybe weeds on the outside of the fence. But as long as they're not inside your garden the garden will prosper. And i know some. People don't agree to that america first and the whole take care of our own but it's like how are we gonna taking more people now and i. I have a human feeling for them. But it's almost like the lifeboat theory. How many people can we take into the lifeboat before the lifeboat itself sinks as the ship is going now so if we can't take care of our own homeless vets and our own homeless people and it's just going to become worse And and it doesn't make any sense it's just like we. We need to take time out. And i think switch our tactics a little bit an invest into helping people here at home absolutely mean. There's very few as obvious of cases as the first responders in nine eleven That one one of the things that i really want to kind of talk about at least a little bit. We've already talked about the amazing project that you're doing. The twenty four twenty podcasts the host we mentioned one story. Stephen siller is there other stories or maybe conceicao a high level. What are you hoping to tell all these different stories. That are weaved about That that connect the the tragedies and the triumphs the heroism of Of that day in and the days in the years the followed you. Alexa seems like the common few teams common threads are being selfless helping out others..
Jaron Lanier on the Future of Humans and AI
"You're considered the founding father of virtual reality. Do you think we will one day. Spend most or all of our lives in virtual reality worlds. I have always found the very most valuable moment in virtual reality to be the moment. When you take off the headset and your senses are refreshed and you perceive physicality afresh. You know as if you were newborn baby. But with a little more experienced he can really notice just how incredibly strange in delicate and julia impossible. The real world is Sue the magic is and perhaps forever will be in the physical world. Well that's my take on it. That's just me. I mean. I think i don't get to tell everybody else how to think or how to experience retreat. At this point there have been multiple generations of younger people who've come along and liberated me from having to worry about these things But i should say also even in a what. I called it mixed reality back in the day in these days. It's called augmented reality But with something like a hall and even then like one of my favorite things to augment a forest. Not because i think the forest needs augmentation but when you look at the augmentation next to a real tree the real tree just pops out as being astounding you know it's it's interactive. It's changing slightly all the time if you pay attention and it's hard to pay attention to that but when you compare to reality all of a sudden you do and even in practical applications My my favorite early application of retrea audi which we prototype going back to the eighties. When i was working with dr joe rosa and at stanford med near near where we are now. We made the first surgical simulator and to go from the fake anatomy of the simulation which is incredibly valuable for many things for designing procedures for training things then to go to the real person. Boy it's really something like Surgeons really get woken up by the transition. It's very cool. So i think the transition is actually more valuable than the simulation
The Death of Lizzi Marriott
"But on this night. Roberta wasn't in a talkative mood and she declined to lexus. Calls twice then. Roberto notice that lex was calling her third time thinking that he must have something urgent to tell her. Roberta finally decided to answer but when she did. Lex wasn't on the line instead. Roberta heard the voice of lexus girlfriend. She sounded frantic hectic. And she's like. I need you to come over here. She said something. And i wish to remember the via book almost like she was trying to tell me some kind of code word. As far as that something was something had gone wrong. Roberta told lexus girlfriend that she would try to make it over to lex apartment and hung up the phone then. Roberto went to her boyfriend. Paul hickok and told him about this strange call so the phone call from who might didn't know who this less yet Says they need help because when she get off the phone she says this friend. I says desirable friend in east fans indie. Okay let's go get up and walk out to. Roberta and paul drove alexis apartment. And when they arrived both lex his girlfriend met them in the hallway of the apartment complex. So we go in and they walk down to their apartment door. Okay the oakland. The apartment door in this girl for okay was was she's naked. I were okay with banning children. What do i do i you do. I grabbed my girlfriend's shannon. So she didn't walk into closer. This why we're counting. What the hell's going on here right after being into his apartment. Paul and roberta came upon a bizarre and horrifying scene lying on the floor. Face up with the naked body of teenage girl and rapped over. Her head were two layers of plastic shopping bags
Ishan Misra on Self-Supervised Deep Learning
"What is self supervised learning and may be even give the the bigger basics of what is supervised and semi supervised learning and may be wise self supervised learning a better term than unsupervised supervising. Let's start with supervised learning so typically for machine learning systems. The they're trained. Is you get a bunch of humans. The humans point out particular concept. So if it's in the case of images you weren't the humans to come and tell you what is the president and the image dropbox on them draw. Mosques reflecting pixels vision of particular categories not for. Nlp again there are lots of these particular tasks say about sentiment analysis about endangerment and so on so typically for supervised learning we get a big corpus of such annotated or label data and then we feed that system and the system is really trying to mimic. So it's taking this input of data and then trying to mimic the output. So it looks at an image and humanist dog that this image contains a banana and now the system is basically trying to mimic that. That's it's learning signal and so for supervised learning. We tried to gather lots of data and we train these machine learning models to imitate the input-output and the hope is basically by doing so. Now an unseen or like new kinds of data this mortar can automatically to predict these concepts. So this is a standard of supervise setting for semi supervised setting. The idea. typically is that you have of course all of the supervise data but you have lots of other data which is unsupervised which is like not labeled now the problem basically to learning and by you actually have all of these alternate sort of learning paradigm supervised building. This just does not skill so if you look at for computer vision. The largest one of the most popular data sets his image it right so the entire data set has about two thousand concepts
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"She should not be. He should not be blamed. V the sole cause of her issues. It's just not fair and more importantly it's just not accurate well. The store here is drugs and alcohol in excess like anything else in excess is not going to end well he wound up getting a dui in april of oh three and then in may is when miss elizabeth left us and when the police were there they find all kinds of stuff anabolic steroids oxycodones etc and even makes the confidential program that the wb was putting together at the time. It's like a headline story. They're looking for dirt and boy they had it. But you know playing the nine one one call and and all of that. I just felt like it was in poor taste and almost felt vindictive You know for this is our receipt. Now i know you're gonna say now that's not true and i understand that but still the guy leaves maybe not on the best terms. He doesn't come back. But here's a story where someone who's not under our employees had something tragic happen. Well let's just let's exploit it. in hindsight. I wish the company wouldn't have played the nine one one call. Can we agree on that. Yeah but they're going to go back to this as a news item and we're just reporting the news. You're not a news company. You're fucking wrestling company. I i'm with you. I'm with you. I'm not. I'm not defending him in that respect whatsoever and they took some liberties no doubt about it and i'm sure there was vindictiveness Involved in this. I mean the embarrassment of walking out of a of wwf and then showing up on your rivals. Television show unannounced unknown you. was hard for some folks. Wwf to get over. And i'm sure included the top of the list. mr mcmahon. well let's let's talk about lexus legacy but before we do. I want to ask because this is the question everybody wants to know. Why do you think lex luger's not in the wwe hall of fame so if things we just talked about the embarrassed thrown on the company I believe he will be. I believe so too. I believe that lex luger will be in a wwe hall of fame. I think it'll be a popular decision. When it occurs cost. He'll be allowed in his two or three minutes allocated which we've talked about before is ridiculous. Don't don't In so damn many people have a manageable number of people and and so they have the appropriate time using common sense and logic to tell their story He's got a hell of a story to tell he's got a hell of a story to tell so. I believe that lex will be in the wwe hall of fame at some point in time. It's just not take on it. I don't have any insider knowledge and all that shit haven't talked today or anybody else about it. Just a matter of i think who heads will prevail at some point in time and he'll be he'll be deducted i think it's the the the burning of the bridges How he conducted himself on his exit. Things like that contributed to to him. But if you wanna story conrad if they wanna tell stories and they wanna visual as lex obviously thank god. It's still alive. Here's a guy wrote. it'd be rolled onto the stage. Tell a story. He's in a wheelchair. So if you're looking for a story this could be a great story tremendous and a story of success because lex down true happiness in his faith and many heathens Don't give a shit about faith a to any degree So i think he'll be in and And i think it'll be a i think it'd be a great induction. I truly believe that. I think it'd be great so we'll see we'll see but i think that the some old wounds just don't heal quickly as others and when you embarrass a company to some degree on. Here's the thing this put the warrior in. Yeah so. I don't know that elected anything anymore. Egregious by a long shot or order to w w w e yeah and they feel that warrior award they do and we're debating debating or discussing liger going to the hall of fame. Seems like a no brainer. It isn't over rainer. I'm with you on that. And i hope that it doesn't happen posthumously under two it won't it won't conrad. I don't think. I think. I think this is smart enough to know that. He doesn't like posthumous indexes. And i think that I don't think he likes wheelchairs on the stage. Either a might not man he might not but it's a story. It's a real story. Yeah that was that he didn't right right and so i don't know i deserving tenure you know I i just think there's a lot of reasons that you would do it but we'll see we'll see. Let's let's say this though we've talked about a little bit of negativity in a dark place in luger's life. But i i want to hit the reset. His his book wrestling with the devil and his appearances. You gotta go out of your way to to see and meet this person. He's a human being. He's turned his life around. He's pulled the nose up. I i realized that he has some physical challenges. But this is still very much a success story. You know the goal in life for everyone listening to this is to be happy x. Lou is happy in twenty twenty one and we are happy for him. And i'm happy that this story has a happy ending. Certainly their trials and tribulations along the way but lex luger is a testament to the human spirit of of perseverance and positively in the power of those things. And i'm just. I'm glad that he's with us and i hope that he gets his moment. Onstage real soon. And i wanna ask you jim in terms of his legacy and wrestling. What what do you think that will ultimately wind up being will it be the. Wcw run the first time. Will it be beating hogan on nitro for the world title Will it be. You know the lex express. What do you think he'll be most remembered for interesting question. And there's a lot of right answers probably on it. I equate it to. I don't remember a football player that went to oklahoma. Marcus depre- i do from philadelphia mississippi Argue the greatest high school running back history He went to ou and Got the wrong people got implants to transfer and all this other shit so he went so he transferred the thirty for thirty on on. Marcus yep it was called something along. The lines of the greatest story never told are the something along those lines. And i kinda think. That's what we are here with luger. In my view the best route never was. Yeah yeah that's it. The best. That never was. I kind of get that deal with lex. had everything look size demeanor athletic ability all these things but it never happened and we i show. We did on this and so somebody's watching today. It has watched part one. There's a lot of errors booking lugar. Yeah and you're getting right to the altar. And then the the wedding's off more than once he got left standing at the altar many many times i think that affected fans confidence and I think some fans are smart enough to know that if he was they didn't go all the way with him for some ten years something believable and realistic. There's something wrong here and So i think that's where i would say is legacy is the greatest that never was well and we hope this was a good experience for you. I i love talking about lex luger. I think he's one of the great stories in professional wrestling. And i'm glad we got to do his story justice or at least a hope we did. We're going to be back next week with another great episode of grill in jr. And we're going tell you all about it. But i i think it's time we talk about grilling season because it is upon us. Of course we did this. Show sort of Right before fourth of july to Get you in the mood for the lex express but around these parts..
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"You know there's no way for us to To talk about the lex luger story and not address. One thing that i think. He's sort of been handled unfairly with. I'm talking about miss elizabeth. A lot of fans And we've got a lot of questions about it and we're not going to go through them all but a lot of fans sort of point the finger at legs and say. Oh well miss elizabeth. I don't think that's fair to lex You know there's sadly been there's been a lot of people who we fell in love with as wrestling fans in the wrestling profession. Who lost their life way. Too early new to a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol. And i don't know that it's necessarily fair that wrestling fans sort of point the The ugly stick lex luger in that regard for her. It's personal accountability. You know for instance bam bam bigelow. He passed away no seven And it was an accidental overdose. Type situation just like miss elizabeth. But i think wrestling fans have convinced themselves that the real life missile is bliss. Was this you know. I don't know how pristine snow type character that we saw with with the macho man back in the eighties but the real life that that's not a real life in real life. She drugs and alcohol. She did too much one day and she lost her life. But that's an it's not like luger's holding her down and making it. No you get what i'm saying here. Yeah it was made out to be the he'll it's not famous too pristine. She was too much of a. You know the girl next door. Our tv character That that w. w. f. developed along the savage was You know tv character. Yes and You know i. I can't speak to that real well. Because i just never had any relationship with her at all well but the point is jim even if i'm just let's pretend from even if we're going with the idea that oh he was a bad influence on her. Where does the personal accountability come in. Like she's an adult. Yes she's here's an adult of macaroni decisions and the decision. Say when she died. The i'm i'll admit i'm guilty too because my preconceived notion of miss elizabeth was that of a essentially a southern belle. Yes and That didn't have any negative baggage right so when i heard that she died of a drug overdose i two said well that must have been That trained must have been driven by lex so he changed. He changed from the lex express to something else areas driving. But let's not like you said. He can't be blamed for her have. It's no and some people are listening to. This is going to disagree with that. And that's your prerogative folks. I'm not gonna you down well at the same time. If that's true then you know. What's the is the difference that there's a romantic relationship. Because i mean can we blame lex luger for bam bam bigelow untimely death or big boss man's or recruits or paintings. No i mean at the end of the day. these are grown. Elizabeth was forty two years old and she made poor choices that caught up with her and cost her life. And it's sad but it doesn't necessarily mean we should all blame lex luger and he's been nas for a long long time on that deal and and i can only imagine from his perspective no matter the circumstance when you lose someone who is that big of a part of your life and it happens right in front of you. That's gotta be god awful tragic. Yeah it is and it's not fair not fair to have to live with that more days than not so. That's a good point. You bring up a very good point. Conrad you know. She's got the miss. Elizabeth has to be held accountable for her own actions if She was being manipulated to doing. Excessive amounts of of life threatening drugs and alcohol at the behest of her beloved. Lex not have a different story there but we don't know that fans just created that narrative you know i grew agree with you so bottom line is that she s to be accountable for our own actions and people should stop blaming lex luger remiss elizabeth's death. Yes and when they do that they'll probably feel better about themselves that no. There's no way in hell that i did. I i was one of those people though On thinking oh x. heard alexis party and real heavy and all this good stuff And so that's got to be italian there somehow someway so then instead of not. Not really vilifying still putting the blame where it needs to be a lot easier to lex because again. He not embraced himself to a lot of people. And that's why one of the reasons the head is issues in wrestling was and he didn't get over because he didn't connect to the audience he lex luger was not a beloved character. Miss elizabeth was a beloved character. So you go to the vega and the bad guy in this scenario and the eyes of many folks was the male of the lex. So i don't know i but the bottom line the bowl and this deal.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"And maybe we blew it in an educated way. Maybe we didn't really blow it. Maybe just the the Will change their minds. You know against can be hot or cold sometimes and I think during that. Summer's up wanted out earlier. I think it's funny finally said as it's not gonna work right and and and a lot of open motors would be looking at their expense sheet saying how much i spent on promoting this guy not interesting man. He didn't he didn't he didn't live that way he just move on. And that's kind of what i think. They decided to do with lex until somewhere about winter. You know well some aromas coming up. Let's let's Let's try this one more time right. Let's make sure now because you see other guy looks to make sure. Now that that we're not screwing this thing up and And and as as it worked out Red heart was the answer. Not lex luger. Let's talk about Lex at the end of wcw. You know it feels apparent. That jeff jarrett was persona non grata. When w w goes down. vince publicly. Fires him on tv. But we haven't really talked about lex luger. Was there any interest in lex. I mean we know that buff gets shot. Why didn't lex get a shot with the company was even discussed. I discussed very seriously. 'cause you know the old liver doesn't change its spots. He's he's a high dollar Guy that's not a top guy okay. He perceived as a top guy again. Look at the kasa character. The team he was on. Cw before wwe. Yeah he your father-in-law star and So you know credit. The nate's on that deal. As i said earlier he didn't have this nature boy and wwe he didn't have the one of the most respected guys and tire issue. The business Taken by the hand and trying to lead into the promised land. So i think that we're probably in the short answer would be the ship had sailed. We were done. So i i. I don't remember any I don't remember any serious discussions about bringing back in for a second run after the Minneapolis nitro thing. Not at all chat me up. The you remember talking the lax after he leaves the wwf. I mean obviously you did. I know you did a podcast with him years later but when is the next time you inlex have a conversation might have been then not much. I wasn't real close with it. I didn't dislike him. I his attitude. Sometimes it's a little bit stressful. Because he's he didn't have a big keen sense of urgency sometimes I remember one time. We ran Or was we ran event and nassau coliseum. Thank isn't a new york area. I think it was. Nassau might have been east river new jersey. i'm not sure but some one of those markets and he was up. I was helping produce a show and it was his. You know he was next and as a high level match and he was just taking this time. Music sleigh and and I remember saying something you know. Come on last guy down there waiting on you you know. It's like take it easy. Jr just take it easy so okay have out of town. You know you knew when. You're coming on i you know. There's no reason started discussion right. What is there to to discuss. Assist was a good so we didn't have a close about the only. The person to lex was staying in the in the wcw. All those years. I'll sure other guys so he's a friend of mine you know we'd talked. Would or i go there. Jim and workout or whatever but a lot of guys that he didn't he wasn't outgoing so To me or anybody else. In that respect so i don't think i i don't remember talking to him. What are you going to say right. I say good luck you know. If you do great the the obligatory stuff but you know it was really meaningful. I don't know it's lip service to me but No i i. Don't i don't re- i didn't have the relationship with conrad that would have prompted me to To seek him out on that. And in hindsight i wish i added probably gonna smart move for me this and more important the right thing to do right but it just wasn't that way. We're.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Productive way And had a marriage with some other town on the roster. That's that's what be booked on house shows. I didn't go like If lex luger program with ludvik borgo on television. That's what you're going to see at the house shows in some form so I didn't go all 'cause not your booking matches in house shows and expect them to sell tickets. Why the hell would that happened. Right so no. I never list like that. Maybe i should. I didn't. I didn't know that i recall. Also wanna mention the reason this. This war has heated up as again nitrous coming up head to head with monday night raw and for years and years the wbf has been so far ahead of wcw. They've lapped them twice. I mean they're not real competition but now when it feels like well damn. Tnt's a big station and they're going live every week and their head to head. It feels like okay. Maybe we do have some real competition here. Even though he hadn't been the top guy is a valuable talent. Meltzer continue the claims that after luger in wb reached their verbal deal on august thirty first lugar called mcmahon up the next day but never told him about any negotiations or informed him of anything luger continued to work. The canadian house shows through the sunday night before he showed up on the nitro in minneapolis. Lugar never called mcmahon after august thirty first and as of this past week in he still had called so he question for you on that. Yeah so meltzer. Fairly talkative events. Or lex or bruce or somebody somebody right i mean how would he know that right. He did a deep dive. Impact is shit and there. it was Yeah i I was not involved. That was the best deal and again. I wasn't in a position that affected yay or nay And i think that was. And that's why. I think it's been eventually sought people to reorganize that Talent relations department so when he went change quit against the opportunity to fix what he perceived that needs to be updated and re re re evaluate our roster and are we getting value there were paying et cetera et cetera. So that's where. I came in along with bruce. Obviously that was kind of our goal to to to make the we gotta quit re purposing. People get stopped repackaging people. That's not new people. Want do as i said they in times and we weren't giving them new. We're just gonna repackage again. That code paint h my new whole also new boots create a new finish whatever but it was still the same person and and at some point in time. Just got tag out. So let's just run through the time. Line august twenty seventh the summer slam ninety five where he's involved in the main event he's gonna do tv tapings and can't ohio on the twenty eighth and he's going to do tv tapings in erie. Pennsylvania on august twenty ninth as both for superstars on the thirtieth The companies touring through niagara falls. He's in the main event by the way tagging with shawn michaels to take on men on a mission and the next day the thirty first there in nova scotia and again luger's in the main event on the thirty first. They did double shot. There's a show in ontario another show in ontario on the first again. It's a double shot with a new brunswick the same day on the first and once again lugar is in the main event. There's a show on the second in brantford ontario on the third there in saint john's new brunswick and by the way that's going to be lex luger's very last match and once again it's the main event. The main event is the intercontinental champion. Shawn michaels taming with lex luger to take on the tag champs. Oh and and yoko and it's luger's last match because he's gonna leave new brunswick and he's gonna go to minneapolis and make debut on monday nitro so sunday night. He's with you in the main event monday night. He's on the other channel. It's pretty impressive. Little cu for eric. Bischoff and company is an yeah. Yeah it was And obviously we were unaware that lex is looking at bolting. Yeah or he. The booking would have been different. He wouldn't even book that we he certainly wouldn't have gone on last. Oh so Yeah it was pretty is a pretty good Get for eric's and the plan worked very well. It seems to me like because again when luger walked out on nitro there in minneapolis. It was a big deal. It makes fries those well. You know if that have been now it would've it would have been trending that night big time. you know. this is a big deal. More trending so anyhow. Yeah it was a well. Kept secret is a good gift for eric. A well well laid out plan that they worked to perfection. When when lex leaves i mean. Obviously he's working on the main events but did you see it as a loss. I know that that sounds really ugly. And i don't mean for it. To but bruce sort of explained on something wrestle that when he and pat see the monitor and see lex show up supposedly passes. He's their problem now or something. I could see that chat me up though did you. Did you feel like god. Damn what could have been. He slipped through our fingers. We lost him or was it. Okay now we tried everything. Conrad there was for more was her to do the lex airplane. The bus there next airplane You know i. We tried all these things and the company itself shot themselves in the foot at that summer sandwich chicago when luger at a chance to be a made man and become the champion and see what it would have done to business to tv ratings to live event ticket sales cetera etc. But we blew it.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"I'm i'm curious to hear you've told me told the world a little bit about the whole jeff jarrett's situation before with with his contract expiring but let's talk about here with lex when that happens. Let me hit the reset button on the conversation. Sometimes when an injury happens in sports that injury represents opportunity to other guys on the team if the starter starting quarterback goes down. Now there's an opportunity for the backup quarterback to really finally showcase what he can do a an opportunity for him so when. Jj is running talent relations and handling contracts and things like that and this one apparently slips by him. at least. That's the way it's been framed. When bruce tells the story on something. Wrestle does an eager. Jim ross think there might be an opportunity here because the old man's not gonna like that and i kind of want to do a little more office stuff and dig my roots in here a little more. Does that even cross your mind or do you not see it as an opportunity to see it as an opportunity whatsoever and i you know i have a hard time. Kind of come to grips Under with bruce and bruce's there and he's got the great defense. I was there. Jr was inside. It was pat vinson. I've bub-bubba which true. But i just never had a I didn't look at it. All this would be a great opportunity for me. You know distance it that way. And i also don't believe that that that that jj was the only one that didn't know is so then. That was a major major air. I don't change. He was always very meticulous. Detail oriented and all the other information. Conrad comes to the legal department right. I've otherwise so contracts often thirty days or sixty days. I had all that. When i when i was doing. I had no roster what everybody made contract start contract in date all that stuff so on. Not just being argumentative regarding bruce Whatsoever you know. I'm not sassafras thing. His ass about that means Anyhow so no. I i look at that wash. J didn't get fired for that no. Jj quit by the way not here a little later. Jj is gonna wind up quitting. I didn't mean to say that. Jj did a bad job or anything like that. I just know that you had had challenging time. So far in the wwf. At this point you know you were brought into commentary and then the take you off. And then you're doing some interviews stuff. And i mean you're back and forth a few times. Where feels like you're trying to. You're not quite yet settled into this. Good ole jr black hat persona that we know now and and now of course you're regarded as the goat but back did it felt like vince was not all the way sold on. Jim and i just know Enough of you to know that you wanna prove your worth you wanna prove your value you water load the damn wagon blah blah blah. So i am a head. It's like hey you know what if this slip by. Maybe there's an opportunity for me to help here. And i i see your point but i didn't. I didn't feel that way. I didn't think i was trying to angle to say. Oh take jj's job it's more a matter of. Maybe i could be of assistance here. Because i had no idea. Jj was gonna leave. i see And jj a left after everybody on the wrestling side huge paycuts and change had a family and he had special needs child. Young children And the stress got time. It could make a living base on the pay cut and We got rusen our together in south africa when that happened it was a weekend shane. Mcmahon's wedding and And bruce told me because he's on the phone with the office salat and change shape. What so she to change a quick and the amoruso me on the spot his his credit. I want that job about it so when we got back. Vince created another job got. Jj's job than i got saying it's just a different title so we had two of us doing basically the same thing and You know the idea was russo. Dano more the creative stuff. And i would handle business payroll contracts. Thanks working. Hand in glove with our staff on the on the drug program stuff like that shit job having saviour notice right and so and then of course in. Bruce didn't like that We know that story. You know it just didn't work out for for that they've mild. My title was eliminated. And and i was getting. I got bruce's job which was jj job or should one time was paterson's jaw and so that's kind of where that was but You know we all best took care of both of you know that we could. We're going to get a chance to spread our wings and help build the a rebuild our art department. 'cause the same stuff you know there's nothing more important. Wwf or any restaurant company then talent and television and so We both bought into that concept and sure. That's how that was. But no i i Jj's departure was abrupt and surprising. Let's talk about The right up of all this lex luger jumping business from the observer quote even more strange about this deal is that admit august mcmahon luger had a meeting where luger informed mcmahon about the potential. Wcw deal and mcmahon gave him permission to negotiate without titans permission to negotiate. Any wcw approaches to luger would have been illegal contract tampering. And you have no idea how closely both groups watch their words negotiations to avoid breaking the law and the ramifications because the penalties are so severe given the environment that the www situation has turned into. It's hard to fathom while mcmahon would have given lugar the permission to negotiate at that point in time however it is still said after. The original negotiations fell through over a large difference in money. Lugar informed mcmahon negotiations fell through and he was put in a simian prominent position. He did the weird angle at summer slam and was a focal point of the superstars. Tapings two days later plans for luger. Were to have been working the next several months as the number six singles baby face behind diesel showing undertake your brett and razor. Before a possible or probable. He'll turn in early ninety six. Let's his time out for right there. When you were talent relations. I understand part of the game is we got have good guys. We gotta have bad guys and you need top good guys and you need top bad guys. They got to be able to work against each other right. But when i read the number six singles baby face behind and then he lists guys. Did you ever make a like that and talent relations here so i mean it was unwritten. Yeah but i never met a list. Yeah you know the thing about booking live events. Conrad you went along with. What the tv storylines were doing right. It was easy to see what was being prioritized. So whoever's getting the most television time in.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"The steroid guys you know A warrior kind of guy who their mindset is so tied to their look that when they see themselves you know one of those icy lexa tv and And i would even bo companies and he knew us bullshit but for a second there he would he would really have been relaxed a little bit and sell for my of bullshit. I seem all time to say. Hey manny are you feeling alright yeah remain. Oh nothing really. What do you mean. Look the flu or something lost. Wait another weight off and that was bothering of course. There are so dependent on their look because they knew that they weren't that great bell to bell. They weren't great enough build a bell To you know There weren't built a bell to just let that that work be foundation of your your career. Because now they're looking at. They're looking at their. Their physique is so much a part of presentation and a lot of guys. They come off the stock the sauce. They lost a lot of confidence. They they thought they lost their ace in the hole will be the greatest worker a might not be a funk or briscoe or some of that stuff flare shawn michaels. But and that era but at least so when they go off the sauce they still look good. Conrad you and i would take lex. Leadership zeke off right now. Yeah if i had this zeke. I would not even i do the show shirtless. Yeah pantheon yeah he just be down at the pool all day flexible. Yeah that's silly. So i think that the steroids has a as a multiple can have multiple facets to your to your psyche I know a lot of guys that want to rationalize and say well. I do the steroids. I've done the steroids or recovery. And i'll say okay. I'll i'll i'll go out on a limb here and give you that but let's be realistic. You're doing steroids. Because it makes you look now. How helps you recover. And i think that this event saw lex you know he's he wasn't the same head-turner smaller sized downsize. Lex luger was not as impressive. Welcome to the airport as a bigger lecture if that makes any sense yeah so i think that's kind of where that that's that's for. That story kind of comes together. Sort of steroid. Circuits are personally. I'm not against roy's if you wanna you if you're under doctor's care and you're getting all your blood work done and you're adhering to the medical practices this you're being managed by dr have added but Other than that You know if you're self medicating on anything that's wrong. And if you're using steroids as if i just got on the gas i could get over. Total bullshit. I guess i'll get over total bullshit. I've always believed that but at the same time. Sounds like a american politician I believe that If they're property managed and under doctor's care it's not the end of the earth. It's okay you can admit you're skeptical about mock commercials about save with conrad.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"Not be the guy. He's not a great worker. I don't know he's the guy that could make everybody that is booked with look good. He's used to ric flair if use other guys that made him. And it takes a different steph. Different philosophy to be the other guy and the other guy was red heart who can make anybody look and it paid his dues and certainly more than once and several times over. I would suggest so I think when it came down to a debate look we all knew the. Yoko is going to be a long-term champion. he was morbidly. Obese is health is going to become an issue. That's why under my watch. We sent him to the duke. The duke university two away loss and we. It was just a matter of time. If we're going to start flunking physicals and then then the states then. The wrestling was governed by athletic commissions. If you had las. Vegas are nevada commission or a new york commission for example that Wouldn't last him then. The other states are going to honor it so all of a sudden we got a this attraction that we can't use because he can't pass a physical so we knew those days are coming so all the sudden. We're looking for somebody to take that title spot and he'll retsina ironman resolute fucking gary and he. He he's he. He didn't hurt anybody he he did get got hurt. He worked through it. So there's a little political things going on back there too. That you know alexis lex. Was vince choice for the presidency. But he didn't have he didn't have seemingly the overwhelming support of a lot of other significant people in the locker room including patterson patterson's red heart guy and i always admired Pass judgment and as gut feeling some things and when you start thinking about it yeah right hearts your answer. That's the guy so he didn't have a bus. He had a rental car and and he did okay with it. So i don't know i just think that everybody kept thinking lex going to step up step up but they may also thought well. He believes he's already been anointed so therefore he doesn't have to work hard to become better. He's not as good right now as he needs to be for this role and i think that kind of feeling in general permeated the locker room. Well let's talk about where we are here somehow gets himself involved with ludvig. Borge what did you think of that creative. we're going from working with the mighty. Echoes to mortga. Well you know borges borges. Luger had a lock common. They look great on eight. By ten and order was a foreigner you know he was cold as ice it willing to sacrifice. Oh gosh oh gosh doty start saying gone right. I'll bruce does it every week. And i'm like i don't know what we did to deserve this but well this jared sang every week. Now he's a terrible singer. Bruce his too but bruce has no shame as you know no not jeff has a little. Yeah well compared to brucie. I gotcha anyway. They they wound up working a program together. You haven't ever spent much time talking about borgo. You spend any time with him much session. I found out. He had his That secret service horse nazis shit on his tattooed on his body. I was going to ask if you know about that. And i did. I saw it then. I'll talk to what the fuck are we doing. So we got some jewish business partners and shearson jewish talents office staple that if find out about this. We got we're defenseless. It's not like drawn with a big pan it's a tattooed. It's permanent and that led to him leaving our employees. Well plus we this against another reason the fact that he couldn't work right he wasn't very good worker but he looked great. Conrad he looked great so what she have. You got that one big piece of the puzzle and it's like a big pie and so on one. Half of the pie is look and charisma. Animal magnetism all those those type things and then the other side is entering ability. And we've discovered that borge pretty tough guy didn't have any You didn't have the you didn't have chops but boy. He looked like he did great. You know the background and this accent was good and he looked i. I don't know how to be crass. But he looked like a nazi or that i would perceive what an oklahoma board pursue nacional lip lie right. So he's eye catching a movie so Yeah but that was the deal there. At orga- foreigner big powerful guy And luger american standing up for what's red white and blue big for guy and their matches were were. We're not good. Let's has never the lex in lex never found his ric flair in. Wwe and rick help lex immensely by leading the matches and make an excellent great at helping him with psychology. But i don't think that lex ever truly found that on a regular basis in. Wwe while he was there you know we've we've sort of not talked about it and i'll feel like now's. This is a time of any because you kept saying that. Tony looked good. Ludvig borge looked good. We even read in the notes here from the observer that luger was down sixty five pounds over the last year. Thirty in just the more recent weeks. What we're not talking about is the steroid trial in one thousand nine hundred to Mcmahon believed he was going to be indicted so he closes down the wbf which was a failed venture but around that same time is when we start to see problems with davey boy smith and the ultimate warrior who had been as big as a house and now the edict is down. Hey guys we can't do that anymore. So come nineteen ninety-three when we're trying this whole i'll be your hero lex express stuff. I don't think we're talking out of school. Decided lex luger was on steroids. But if he's going to be the top guy and this lawsuit where you're in. The fight of your life is looming in the background. You probably got to get your house in order. A little bit and lex becomes the incredible shrinking man. Do you think the lack of commitment to seeing this thing through and putting the belt on him was also a concern of well if we put the belt on a on a on a guy who looks like that doesn't exactly help my case. The united states government does that have more to do with not going with lex than maybe we give it. Credit for sure is a good. It's a good theory and has some validity. No doubt about that So i would say yes probably has a lot more to do To play at a lot more to do about it and play into it. Then then we've discussed A lot of those guys to you. See them.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"The torpedoes. So i thought it was some that might have been part of the situation to too much too soon. Well let's get to How are we going. Meltzer would We're gonna talk about summer slam. That's the big payoff right. So we start with fourth of july were marching towards summer slam. We've got the hoping that our hero. Lex luger can conquer the evil yokozuna and it's supposed to be a big celebration it does feel like with this kind of a big push You know the the cross promotional tour all over the country music video etc etc. Two months of this feels like oh well. He's the he's the top guy he's the hulk hogan he's going to win the big bill and he's got a world title shot at summer slam. So here we are and meltzer would say a guy called lex luger who lost so much way. He looked like he was really staying. Lane showed up seriously. Lugar looked right about two thirty which is about a sixty five pound drop in the past year and thirty pounds down and only the last few weeks yokozuna dominated most of the match and got one near fall after another. Finally yoko missed the banzai. Drop lugar hit a body slam punch. Mr fuji removed his protective elbow pat and hit yoko with a clothesline. Sending him to the floor for the count out finish enabling him to keep the title in seventeen fifty eight balloons were let loose and the steiner's and talk hit the ring. A great video played with luger largely from his bus trip and after the video was over yoko will still knocked out and jim cornet was trying to revive him. They attempted to strongly later. Not emphasize the idea. That luger hatton won the title. Although it was touched on in passing at the end of the broadcast two and three quarter stars in hindsight it feels like wcw all over again. Does it. not here we are. We've got a chance to make him. And then we just don't yeah. I don't understand why the building changed hands built to it. Yeah people were expecting something along those lines not account out finish right. I was not on the tv crew that not. I was monsoon up in the nose. Leads radio so i- monsoon. And i did that. Show radio and Here's grillo wiscon- neither one of us through the finishes Again as i said many times. I worked better when i don't know i don't think real escaped ships right He felt the elects not going to go and And then when he saw the finish. Which is these both of this. It kind of confirmed what he said you know. He can't get over being book like this. If you build it all up you set the table. Nice and neat already place. Settings all the silverware match lights always beautiful and then he pulled the the The the the what do you call. Refer a cloth down on a table. The art magic trip where you take the cloth and he circuit and at least all the plates saucers on the table Whatever you know what i'm saying. Yeah maybe maybe you don't make insane but We've set the table and then we treat it all up. We will never know. Maybe that's exactly what it took rolex to quote unquote get over it. Come the champion. Beat the immovable object. But we'll never know well. Stipulation going in is that luger signed a contract and he only gets one. Shot a yokozuna so this is it he won the match big celebration because he won but it didn't win the title and I guess the idea is he's going to win the opportunity to have a rematch by winning the royal rumble. And this is a famous story. That i guess we'll just jump into right now. That a lot of people believed lugar told some random stranger at a bar or restaurant who happened to be someone who worked in the media. Oh yeah i'm winning the world title wrestlemainia. And of course it didn't happen. Brett won the world title at wrestlemania. And there's even footage out there of at a random superstars taping where vince introduced lex as a hypothetical. Hey i could see like this one day. That's the way introduced it to the crowd but it was filmed so there's luger with the the winged eagle world title though the the the big bail at the time. I don't buy any of this. Lugar told guide and a restaurant alarm. But you heard that story before. I'm sure right i Yeah i heard the story by black. You is hard to believe. Yeah and lack you. Conrad i don't believe that. Do you think do you think there. I mean i know you weren't necessarily there are paying attention and really who gave us she. You know. Vince wants to just do a hypothetical whatever. But that video of luger with the world title. Do you think i mean. Obviously vince was trying to get him there but he never pulled the trigger. Do you think he just got cold feet. Why don't you think. Vince ever went all the way with him. What do you think there was something. Conrad there had not sold itself. There's something missing that was an intangible izhar didn't have an odor didn't have veal the something a gut feeling that. We're really trying hard to this guy but we're not. We don't seem to be making a lot of headway and A lot of the guys when they would confide with dance And private express the fact that.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"This. I don't believe i can't recall anyway. Ever doing more for talent to hopefully get them over that he did for lex in that era. It was extraordinary. That was the focal. Point of the company was lex luger. I haven't media posters. Emerged all this stuff i. I'm fascinated by vents in this dynamic. It almost feels like vince. Sort of sees himself as lex luger. I know that sounds crazy but follow me down the rabbit hole. I believe that. Vince fashions himself as a super patriot. That be fair to say. Oh yeah so am ahead. Hey i'm your hero. A man of the people of about america. I've got this great physique. I can defeat these other guys from these other countries and but he's even forcing the word hero here in the song where he's trying to reiterate. Hey this is our top guy. This is our baby face. He is our protector. He is our superhero. If you will. And i don't know i think a lot of there's a famous story out there that when comes up to the wwf of the very first time. When he meets with patent vince. When vince leaves the room of course. Drc says to pat. What do you think. Because he's sort of explaining this gimmick but he won't tell him what it is and he says. I'll tell you this. If vince were a wrestler this would be his gimmick. And he's about the million dollar man and i feel like eventually if vince where a wrestler he would wanna be this patriotic version of lex luger. He would want all body like fat. Souped-up is that makes sense. Yeah all jacked up looking great. Yes turning heads yes. People look in the airport all those things. Yeah i could see that quite frankly alexis alexis on a good spot. There you know again. It's it's not. I don't we. All these shows like this are podcasts. Podcast in general we we look for the negative sometimes I don't know whose fault it was. So then you almost go right back to the talent. Because could the company have done anything. More conrad To get less over than some of the things they were doing that were very unique in that generation for motion and marketing And we wouldn't be having a conversation like this probably if it had worked if it had worked have been one of the most brilliant rollouts of any pro wrestler ever yeah And it it just it it but it didn't work and i just think that you know some guys are blessed with a they used to say about johnny valentine johnny johnny valentine one of the greatest workers have all time the father greg the hammer all that good stuff it took him longer to quote unquote get over the most guys coming into territory and some would say maybe even a year of his style was deliberate physical somewhat snub say the least. It took him a while to to quote unquote get over. But once he got he was it was evergreen. He was over and it would extend his stay in a territory. And that's what guys looking for. Because they want to able to keep your kids at school same school for more than than normal. They wanted to hear less than their wise or significant others regarding packing up and traveling caused the rest of did a little of that. They went onto the territory and got started working. Which generally the wise take care of the schooling the backing the moving etc so the voice had it easy. They're they're working. They're giving to their own families or often not satisfy so But at this thing at work. Conrad we'll be talking about lex liberals apart and one of the greatest promotional Tactics in history pro wrestler. Yeah the bottom line is at the end of the day as we all know spoiling the ending of the story. Here it didn't get to the level that this had hoped it would it. Wasn't he's going to be are eastern. Be the next hogan level and their approach that really. So who do you blame right. Promotion are this fact. That talent didn't connect. And i believe it's the ladder and that's not a knock on lex. I i'm like you. I've myron elections where he is in his life right now and he's changed. His demeanor has glossies found. Found the lord that he's comfortable and he's happy and that's all that matters if you're happy and he's and he seems to be happy living in a life that a lot of would not have a hard time being happy and so i don't know man i think that i think that At the end of the day the rush to get lex over some talents. React well and our responded to well when they when they got the heavy push yes sucking word again But let's be honest about it at the end of the day. It's going to be the town that connects to the audience. And and lex had that had an issue there and i think we force fed him a little too much. Where you start getting that backlash think about how The perfect baby face push us or for the rock rocky ni- via and shit all over it too much. Let me up. And i think that's kind of where we were. Lexus was in a let me up situation that you know everybody was going full speed ahead here. We go and.
"lex" Discussed on The Jim Ross Report
"A stab at it. The lex express is the idea of going to criss cross the country but he doesn't wrestle his first wrestling match after body. Slamming yokozuna it's for the us w. a. in memphis at the mid south coliseum and he's going to defeat kyoko in a non title match tar. Listen i understand that. Vince as that famous clip out there. That says we make movies. I get that. But if we're to criss cross the country and try to get this guy over. Should we not have you know winsome fucking matches. What did you think of that creative. Well it was just a different philosophy. Connor i bet she just marketing. You know it was the o. Barnstorming tour you know. Jack dempsey barnstorming tourism boxing. But he back in the day. He didn't fight never tale right. It's all publicity and and the it was expensive. Have driver an attendant. You know guys like him have to eat every three hours so seriously somewhere thereabouts and they gotta eat certain things not like you have me on the on the conrad express. We're gonna stop whatever fucking open. We don't care yeah burgers pizza. You got any barbecue whatever's there we're gonna eat it. He wasn't that way you know he he had to have. This is grilled chicken breasts and all those things and balance cards. I'll say that he's very dedicated. I eight but i can see why i think that's why we we. He didn't wrestle as much the other thing. Was you know we knew that that was the marriage. It's going to be yoko and lex. Obviously yoko in the champion. It was thought that alexa be the next champion. But this wanna make sure that lex had always is dotted. He's crossed as related to work with yoko. That's why they went off. Broadway down in memphis and how to run three. See how that was going to be. Because everybody's got to kind of figure out their next their dance partner new music and all that good stuff so that was all done to protect the less because we knew what we had yoko. Obviously so i think that's the that was based freeze. just publicity. Bartering publicity and then they shoot all this video footage and these towns salt crowd a little bit. So there's a crowd there. It's like a lot of the owed. I always compared to the politicians on the train. You know it's just a you had to have a crowd there and then that crowd made the news this newsreel. Thanks back in the day. So now you've got your camera crews with you there. Twenty four seven and they can feed back this footage to stanford for the for the vignettes and all the stuff in the in in our tv shows so he was oh television a lot but in a controlled way to help create his image and the is to have tell me about the lex express as a concept. I mean this is the first time. I remember something like this being done in wrestling. What did you think of a. We're gonna put lex luger on a bus and you knew lex luger. The the real guy behind the character What do you think he thought of the lex express concept. Well i know he thought he wanted to get over. Yeah for sure. And i know that he wanted to get to the next level where the big money waiting But i don't know how How how motivated. He was to live on that bus for awhile. You know Some guys could make a just fine so guys feel like they're being you know strangled Squeeze squeeze a little bit. He never told me that exactly. But i know that when i would see him raina He would say something along the lines of just good ago at the best for a while. Because like i said being challenging for sure so Here's a tour bus kind of what it was. The lex express had had all the vanities. Tv bed the bed fitting goes. You're so damn big but nonetheless. I think that he was happy. When it got off the bus from time to time and stretch his legs fresh air and all that good stuff. So i think it started off just fine but the it's one of those deals for if i can endure the schedule and in coexist living on the bus. If i might just get over finally. I think that's what lexus county on to get over. Because he had this is i. He had been support and he had advanced had again that hulk hogan image of you know big muscular guy. Yeah all that. Good stuff so But i i'm sure challenging is hell. It would be for me. I could tell you that. What did you think of the. I'll be your hero music video. Do you remember that vaguely. I wanna play it for you. Because i know that you're really excited about it. I i can tell glad and worrying darks.
Searching for Signs of Life on Venus and Other Planets
"You're the world expert in well in many things but one of them is phosphine would technically be correct to call you the queen of phos mean. I go for dr. Fast in Queen is an inherited title, I feel but you still rule by love and power. So but while while having the Dodge title goodness, kindness kindness in September 2020, you co-authored a paper announcing possible presence of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus Earth and that it may be a signature of extraterrestrial life like maybe big, maybe there was some pushback. Of course from the scientific community that followed friendly loving push back. Then in January another paper from University of Wisconsin, I believe confirm the finding dead. So where do we stand in the Saga? In this mystery of? What the heck is going on on Venus in terms of fostering, in terms of aliens? Let's try and break it down, okay? The short answer is, we don't know. I think you and the rest of the public are now witnessing pretty exciting Discovery but as long involves as it unfolds, we did not wait until we had, you know, years of data. From ten different instruments across several layers. The atmosphere we waited until we had two telescopes with independent data months apart, but still, the date is week, it's noisy home delicate. It's very much at the edge of instrument sensibility just a petit and so we still don't even know if it is fostering. We don't even really know if the signal is real, people still talk about that.
Ned Beatty, Titanic Character Actor of 'Network,' Dies at 83
"A veteran character actor has died this is all made sure our goal was his scene in the nineteen seventy two movie deliverance as a camper who gets brutalized by a group of thugs that many will remember Ned Beatty for it was this speech in network that earned him his one and only Oscar nomination the veteran character actor has died his manager says Beatty died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles yesterday he was eighty three years old just get the Daily Planet here it was also memorable as Otis the witless henchman of lex Luthor in the first two Superman movies that starred Christopher Reeves Beatty also appeared in all the president's men in the big easy and more recently as the warden and the Denzel Washington movie he got game I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
'In the Heights' Makes Muted Debut, Edged by 'a Quiet Place'
"A veteran character actor has died this is all made sure our goal was his scene in the nineteen seventy two movie deliverance as a camper who gets brutalized by a group of thugs that many will remember Ned Beatty for it was this speech in network that earned him his one and only Oscar nomination the veteran character actor has died his manager says Beatty died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles yesterday he was eighty three years old just get the Daily Planet here it was also memorable as Otis the witless henchman of lex Luthor in the first two Superman movies that starred Christopher Reeves Beatty also appeared in all the president's men in the big easy and more recently as the warden and the Denzel Washington movie he got game I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Jeff Bezos to Fly to Space in Blue Origin Flight
"Former amazon. Ceo and real life lex luther. Jeff bezos is made headlines this week for a pretty bizarre reason in february. He announced that he would be stepping down from his leadership. Position at amazon to refocus on outside projects and probably also divorcing his wife. But on monday morning he announced that one of those projects was coming to fruition just fifteen days after his official departure date is scheduled to be Jeff bezos will be one of the crew members on blue origins debut launch into space. Oh my god they're reusable rocket will shoot up sixty five miles into the sky which is apparently the edge of space which i did not know. That's less then. The the the the mileage from los angeles to san diego strata going up to five miles really far san diego's pretty out there. Imagine san diego was in was almost in space. That sounds yeah. He'll be reaching the edge of san diego and returning to earth without going into orbit. That is a very important part of this is that they're not. They're not flying to the moon. They're not going to mars. They're shooting up sixty five miles into the into the sky and then they're going to hopefully safely return back to earth without going into orbit
Paula Brennan Conversion and Nurturing Trumps Photography Lead Generation Numbers
"When you hear the term and when i say digital marketing online mocking what does that mean to you. Well this is back going to go back because it was around two thousand nine hundred ten when i started leukemia said if like facebook marketing and things like that you know back in dies you could pretty much like p- pasta shape and you'd have sixty me follow as the next day. Do you know that. Respect when i had the wedding studio Look into how could hotness that a little bit better figured out some systems that worked but then very quickly recognized that the algorithms were introduced in you know. The organic reach wasn't as easy. So i had to start learning about high traffic. Sorry it was probably around two thousand twelve. I would say that. I really started kind of educating myself around and doing looks online courses and things to figure out how to you know many people like these so i was doing things creating landing pages and silence pages. I looked at Creates very crude rudimentary funnel spec in the early days and then obviously learning to drive traffic to that using facebook ads so there was quite a good period of education for myself. Maybe about threes. Where i was you know. I was already a good shooter so i didn't have to learn about photography angle of things what i really worked on with Marketing side. and how do i drive traffic. And how do i take the numbers to increase the the the results of h campaign. I guess i love. I'm so excited to keep going with this conversation because you are talking my language so when you have all this experience you you're a successful she'll like you say you grown up a photographer like us success. When they know how to run a business talk me through that change or that transition. Interpersonal brandy photography. Why you did it and you did sorry. I guess when. I was running the portrait business. What i found was a lot of my clients are coming to the guy all. Can i just get a headshot doing the headshots so lack all not to say to fight of me doing excited as well. Maybe a little bit of behind the scenes and of course any say not really messy Why pay kind you know the instagram laugh. That instagram version. If you're working in sorry. I started then looking following a lot of the big online entrepreneurs who coincidentally the people who will leaning Signed time so. You're looking at like the lex. Murray fully as the antiporda fields. They sort of big huge entrepreneurs out day. You've got a. I mean you down a liberal going down to the lexi. The tiny robbins fit most of the people. That were of out spatting personal branding. At the time. I was watching what they were doing. In their fade and let's face paper were employing photography's but a lot of the young upstart so we're talking like the twenty and thirty. Somethings in the demographic in the same area of entrepreneurship with doing it themselves. And they'll find really creative ways of utilizing day i
"lex" Discussed on By His Grace
"We're going to talk about our identity. In christ many of a search for meaning beyond ourselves we all have a god sized hole in our heart that we long to fill. Oftentimes we look to external things like our occupation or career are status the things that we have or the things that we do this causes us to strive and stress. Instead of walking in the wholeness and freedom. christ came to give us a love. This i in a fijian's to ten which says for we are his workmanship created in christ jesus for good works which god prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. We are all god's children made in his image created to bring glory to god into partner with him to love and serve his people from the foundation of the universe. God has appointed us and prepared each of us for specific works. I we don't earn our salvation. That is a free gift from god. But out of that salvation. We live to love and to serve him my guest today. Emily lex understands that. God's yoke is easy and his burden is light when we live open handily before him. Emily is an artist and an author of freely and lightly. God's gracious invitation to a life of quiet confidence and couldn't we all use more quiet confidence so friends. Please welcome emily lex to by his grace. Ooh emily welcome to the by his grace podcast. I am so glad that you are here with me today. Thank you so much for having me. Yeah so i we're going to just jump right into things. I have got to know how your passion and your purpose have collided for you to follow your dreams. I mean such a good question. I think that's what we all want so much is for those things to come together. I think it happens really in seasons of life. And so i am a mom. I so much like what it really wanted to be. A mom as i do feel like there's so much fashion and not under so much for the senate but i think where maybe it's a little trickier when we start to as agency when we have some of those actions are other identity instead of just recognizing mike doing just job. Rinse who got his in. Who got me needs to be. And then how do. I live that out seasonally. I think i think what we want. Is furthered be life. One is that remained for an just an either still. I don't know sunsari how it is. I think it's just really being obedient satellite season that you're in a police state you're in the people that you're with and just listening to the direction of cotton and doing the nesting butts in front of you know. Is that a very good answer. Yes no that's the is now. That is a great answer in anybody who's been around here for a while or who has listened to me talk knows one of the the questions that i encourage them to go to god with was. Where does your gifting and you're calling lineup in this season because i believe that that god has different purposes for us at different times. And you're right. I've been in that season of motherhood. I home schooled. My boys and i really got lost in home schooling and And then i realized. I'm going to be in trouble if i don't find something else to do with my time. because And something purposeful for the lord because And grounding myself in in that so that's wonderful. I'm allowing for a change because sometimes it just will not been so attached to like. This is the one thing that meet for. Just because i just don't think that's laura satisfaction is sound and so we can have like a moment actually but ultimately we just have to be so fluid with allowing god's listen to different places and being. Okay yeah so you are an artist. How has art helped you to see beauty. And all of god's creation so i've always been really creative and it's always shown up in different places for about ten years of his lifestyle blogger and until a lot of decorating. I love style of quitting things. Together they're really pretty in in the last in two thousand nineteen. I think i was just like what you want for me. And i heard him say the artists and instill came as like what color. I'd love one hundred always done. It wasn't really practicing it very much so as you tina started. Two zero. one watercolor day for the entire year. I did three hundred sixty. Five little watercolor paintings and i learned so much about what it means in artist in that year is just in. Creating art's at that is really am from me. I want to create something. That's really pretty Just how can be see. I think more than not what i learned about being an artist is that it's it's paying attention and seeing because they think the job of an artist. I think actually all hardest. The job of an artist is to look into the world and signed god's ud and then capture it somehow and share it. And so for me. The way i do that right now. Through watercolor i have like anthrax. Somebody wrist like going to be an old woman. And i'm not going to be able to any more and so. I know that i will still be an artist. It just i will see beauty captured and we'll share it and it will be the different way But right now. He's another man is in jeans and i love it so much And i was just like god is just using it to do what he wants to do. Is and very candid about it. So i love that. I love that. So how has Your your gift of being an artist. How has that Impacted your walk with the lord.
"lex" Discussed on By His Grace
"Knowing who we are in christ is foundational to chasing our dreams and walking in callings and living in freedom. Hey friends welcome to the by. His grace podcast. If this is your first time then welcome. I am so glad that you're here. I want to offer you a little bit of scriptural truth and help you walk in god's grace today i'm misty philip. A dreamer in a doer. Who believes that. We are all created on purpose with purpose so that we can live intentional. Life loving and serving our friend. Jesus i'm the founder of spark media where i serve faith-based podcasters to share biblical truth through online training mastermind meetups virtual and live events. I'm also the author of the struggle is real. But so is god bible steady and i am so glad that you are here with me today. Last week i mentioned leading the review over on pod chaser. Thank you so much to those of you. Who left to review to everyone else. What i forgot to mention is that when you leave a review over on pod chaser you are also feeding the hungry right now..
Dodgers' Bellinger has hairline fracture in left leg
"L. a. times the beat writer for the dodgers is reporting the dave roberts said that a recent test showed a hairline fracture in cody. Bellinger's leg and roberts says it's not a day to day thing. He said it's a fractured his left. Fibula show cody is not in the lineup. Obviously today no gavin lex today or aj pollick as well today tonight. Excuse me and this bellinger thing now that the dodgers have a lot of depth right. That guy's an mvp candidate right the last several years for the most part outside of a weird wacky season last year l. i. That is not the news you want to hear of your dodger fan.
The Future of Computing, AI, Life, and Consciousness
"What's the value and effectiveness of theory versus engineering. This dichotomy in building. Good software or hardware systems. Well it's good designs both. I guess that's pretty obvious. By engineering dean. You know reduction to practice of known methods in sciences to pursuit of discovery. Things that people don't understand or solving problems. Definitions are interesting here. But i was thinking more in theory constructing models. The kind of generalize about how things work engineering is actually building stuff. The pragmatic like okay. We have these nice models but how do we actually get things to work. May be economics is a nice example. Like economists have all these models of the economy works and how different policies will have an effect. But then there's the actual us call it engineering of like actually deploying the policies so computer design is almost all engineering and reduction to practice message now because of the complexity of the computers. We built you know you. You could think you're well we're just go write some code and then will verify and we'll put it together and then you find out that the combination of all that stuff is complicated and then you have to be inventive to figure out how to do it right. So that's definitely has happens a lot and then every so often some big idea happens but it might be one person that ideas in what in space imaging or is it in space a lot sample so one of the limits of computer performances branch predictions. So and there's there's a whole bunch of ideas about how good you could predict a branch and people said there's a limit to it and that's matata curve and somebody came up with a better way to do branch prediction of a lot better. And he published a paper on it and every computer and world now uses it and it was one idea so the the engineer who build branch fiction and hardware. We're happy to drop the one kind of training array and put it in another one so it was. It was a real idea and branch. Prediction is as one of the key problems. Underlying all of sort of the lowest level of software bows down to branch. Prediction boils down on certain computers delimited. By single thread computers ltd two things the predictability of the the branches and predictability the locale of data. So we have predictors at now predict both those pretty well. Yeah so memories. You know a couple hundred cycles away. Local cash couple cycles away. When you're executing fast virtually all the data has to be in the low cash so simple program says you know. Add one to every element array. It's real easy to see what the stream data will be. But you might have a more complicated program. That's you know says. Get a get a element of this array. Look at something. Make a decision. Go get another element. It's kinda random and you think that's really unpredictable. And then you make this big predictor. That looks at this kind of pattern. And you realize well if you get this date in this data then you probably want that one and if you get this one this one and this one you probably want that one and is that theory. Is that engineering like the paper. Those written was that Todd kinda kinda discussion or is it more like. Here's a hack. that works. well it's a little bit of both. There's information theory. I think somewhere to actually trying to prove but once once you know the method implementing. It is an engineering problem. Now there's a flip side of this which is in a big design team. What percentage of people think. They're they're they're they're they're planner their life's work is engineering. Versus design inventing things. So lots of companies will reward you for filing patents. Some many big companies got stock because to get promoted. You have to come up with something new and what happens is everybody's trying to do some random new thing ninety nine percent of which doesn't matter and the basics get neglected and or they get. There's a dichotomy day. Think like the cell library. Baixa cad tools. You know our basic you know software validation methods that simple stuff you know they want to work on the exciting stuff and then they spend lots of time trying to figure out how to patent something and that's mostly useless but the break was on simple stuff. No no you know you have to do the simple stuff really well. If you're building a building bricks you want great brex. So you go to two places to sell brexit one guy says yeah there over there an ugly pile and the other guy is like lovingly tells you about the fifty kinds of bricks and how hard they are beautiful. They are now square. They are you know which when you buy bricks for him which is going to make a better house.
Serena Williams and Others Talk About Valentine’s Day at Australian Open 2021
"Even in the absence of crowds love was well and truly in the air on day. Seven of the australian open which coincided with valentine's day our reporter alexia mitchell february. Fourteen baby herself has more on the skull. Bored there's nothing plays more than love but what about off the call. Love is all the time. They're you know in the intel us because you know we are playing in such a they in day out. We have to practice. They they out. You put lots of hours of work so if there is no love for tennis. You're not doing that. You're not Working hard You're not enjoying the high and the low moments so for sure. The you know everyone who's competing have some kind of love for tennis. It doesn't matter whether you're a grand slam contend. Luckily lina or twenty three time. Major champion lex serena williams. Love is the universal language. I think if i didn't love wouldn't be sitting here wouldn't be in australia if i didn't love what i do I think that love is one of the single greatest things in the world. You can have and repels you to be your best and when in your job whether it's playing tennis whether it's doing something else about miller ranch narzo there are different ways. Love can be expressed right now. Tennessee is maybe a great opportunity that After almost we're going on a year of hardship all around the world It's been more than a year here in australia with the fires i I hope that The love for the sport that we as players have the fans of hadn't been able to enjoy to this poynton. I know that we're all grateful or appreciative to have had them with us Supporting and you know we. We love playing in front of a crowd and we love being able to play tennis all around the world iga xiang tech maybe the reigning champion in the city of love but she's found herself in melbourne with at valentine. I guess love is important. Not only tennis but basically in life. But i feel like i didn't have any time left. I don't know Focus on that so long then this man with the smoothest name in tennis it felix. Oj a herpes. Romantic with reckitt in hand. I think love is fuel right. love is Is fuel to get up every day and you can almost name passion as well when you're passionate In love or in your work and your job or whatever you're doing in my sport and my case i think the report Gets me going and tough moments Gave me up when there's hard practices to do and it really keeps me going.
The Code of Hammurabi
"Hemmer robbie was the king of the babylonian empire from approximately seventeen ninety two to seventeen fifty bc. Just to put that into perspective. This was over a thousand years. Before the city of rome was even founded as babylon emperors went hammurabi was pretty successful when he rose to power babylon was still a relatively minor player in the region and when he died he had conquered most of potato along both the tigris and euphrates rivers. The region was almost entirely in. What is today modern iraq. Like any good king win. Hammurabi wasn't conquering nearby kingdoms. He was passing laws and making sure that his kingdom ran smoothly and efficiently. It is believed that hamurabi sent out scholars to the various kingdoms. He conquered to collect the various laws of all realms and then collected them into a uniform code of laws for everyone. The result of this was the code of hammurabi which is believed to be two hundred and eighty two laws regarding any number of different infractions. Crimes and disputes the laws were inscribed on a stone and clay tablets and spread around the kingdom. The stele which was found in one thousand nine hundred one is exceptionally well. Preserved the object itself is a hard blackstone known as diorite. it's shaped like a giant human finger at the top is an image of hammurabi receiving the laws from the babylonian god chumash. There is then a preface which states the following quote and who in bell called me by name hamurabi the exalted prince who feared god to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land to destroy the wicked and evil doers. So that the strong should not harm the week. So that i should rule over the black headed people like chamo- and enlighten the land to further the well being of mankind unquote about six hundred years later. The was taken by the king of elam. Shrek know if you've ever watched the two thousand two movie the emperor's club with kevin kline. You'll remember that should noonday was as the example of someone that no one remembers except that i just mentioned him in podcast and he was in a movie under the reign of Dante was believed that he erased two three dozen of the laws. Originally written by hamurabi researchers have been able to recreate the deleted laws by finding other clay tablets. That had the law's written on them sometime after that it was buried as ancient things tend to do and it was rediscovered in one thousand nine hundred one. So what does the code of hammurabi say. Many of the laws are examples of what is known in latin as lex talionis which is a law where the punishment is similar to the crime. You might know better as an eye for an eye. For example law one hundred ninety six states quote if a man destroy the eye of another man they shall destroy his. I if one break a man's bone they shall break his bone unquote however the rules were different depending on what social class. You're in for example. I didn't read the entirety of law. Ninety six just now the rest of it is as follows quote if one destroy the eye of a freeman or break the bone of a freeman. He shall pay won gold meena if one destroy the eye of a man slave or break a bone of a man slave. He shall pay one half his price unquote so the social status of the victim of a crime was a consideration in the law. If some of this sounds familiar. That's because it's very similar to the laws that are in the bible in the book of leviticus the code of hammurabi was written well before the book leviticus so it's quite possible if not probable that some of the laws from leviticus were adopted from babylonian laws the final version of leviticus was written after the jewish babylonian exile. So it's in fact very possible. There are laws in the code deal with commerce divorce rent liability and even medical malpractice there even laws dealing with contracts and the issuing of receipts. It's true that most of the laws are of a rather brutal. If x than wide variety with punishments ranging from drowning burning severing hands gouging out is that cetera. Most of these type of laws are no longer on the books in most countries. Obviously however there are some surprisingly forward thinking laws for something that was written down thirty seven hundred years ago for example law one hundred forty nine states quote. If this woman does not wish to remain in her husband's house then he shall compensate her for the dowry that she brought with her from her father's house and she may go unquote that is basically an ancient version of no fault divorce. However there was one concept that was in the code of hammurabi which was revolutionary and is still with us today. That is the concept of being innocent until proven guilty. In fact these are the very first law's written down in the code. Here are the first three laws in the code of hammurabi quote law one if anyone in snare another putting a ban upon him but he cannot prove it then let he that ensnared him be put to death law to if anyone bringing accusation against a man and the accused goto the river and leap into the river if he sink in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house but if the river prove that the accused is not guilty and he escaped unhurt then he who had brought the accusation shelby put to death while he who leapt into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser law three if anyone bringing accusation of any crime before the elders and does not prove what he has charged you shall if a capital offence charged put to death unquote so basically they had really harsh perjury laws and they made it really hard to pass frivolous lawsuits. So while i don't think anyone would really wanna live under the code of hammurabi today. It's an important part of humanity's legal history old hammer. Arby's two hundred and eighty two law's written in stone with a very first step in creating a system which has led to the one hundred and seventy five thousand two hundred and sixty pages of the united states code of federal regulations today