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James Randi, Magician and Paranormal Debunker, Dies at 92
"Oh, he was one of a kind. He will be missed. And He was truly amazing person. Yes, the amazing Randi. James Randi, the magician who escaped from jail cells. Underwater coffins straitjackets before becoming a scientific skeptic bent on debunking those who peddle the paranormal and supernatural. He was 92 years old. Age related causes is what they say His death was in a Twitter post pendulum of Penn and Teller called Randy quote our inspiration, our mentor and your friend. He appeared on on occasion on the Showtime documentary, Siri's Penn and Teller. B s in 56 Amazing. Randi appeared live on the Today show 1956. Surviving for 100 for minutes in a sealed metal coffin submerged in a swimming pool. Two better, a record that was held by Harry Houdini. Two decades later, he escape from a straitjacket while suspended upside down over Niagara Falls. On these escapes that he did. We're dangerous. They were very dangerous, but he managed them. He was a Toronto native. He grew up loving magic. He had great stories about going to see. Blackstone. Blackstone was a very famous magician at the time and what a great magician he was. But then Randy sort of became a well known atheist. And if you want to see a really touching sweet movie that's fascinating. What's it called Anonymous wires on honest liar. One a slider? Yeah, it's all about him in its life. Well, Yeah, he started out as a magician. But then he formed James Randi Educational Foundation, and it's about Debunking. Shysters people who use magic essentially on and mental ism to take advantage of people. He particularly hated Uri Geller, the spoon Bender from Israel. He hated Yuri Geller and James Randi said anybody convention spoon. I can show anybody how to do it. He doesn't do it with the power of his mind. It's a trick. It is a trick. And Randy was just incensed about it. He hated Yuri Geller so much, he said. When I die, and I'm cremated, I want somebody to throw my ashes in Yuri Geller. Well, you've said that about your
Forever Free: Edmonia Lewis
"Hey Joel Lauren Hey so. You know what I feel like I have been I have I have not done our podcast. Justice. And the reason being is because you know every. So often we do an episode on historical person. And it seems that you do a lot of episodes about like strong influential women. And I do episodes on. Deeply White Dude's. Deeply disturbed man and I was like you know what? I'm going to remedy this today. I'm going to do it right and I had I had known very little about this person until I started doing my research, the more I learned about her the more I was. Like. Impressed about her. Just. Her talents and her very interesting life and everything. So today. I'm going to be doing an episode on Ed Monia Lewis. Yes I don't know who that is. So at Monia Lewis was the first professional and internationally known African American sculptor. Wa Yes so Her work was like well known all over the world during this time period but we'll get into it so. she was she is believed to have been born on July fourth eighteen, forty four that she didn't. She didn't know her her birthdate. Lot of people didn't warn free in Greenbush New York, which is now the city of Rent Rensselaer and her father was Afro Haitian while her mother her her name was Catherine Mike Lewis was of Mississauga, Gibb Way and African American descent. So she was both African American Haitian and native American Great. her mother was known as an excellent weaver in crafts woman while her father was a gentleman servant and her family background inspired Lewis in her later work. So, by the time she reached the age of nine. Both of her parents had died to maternal aunts adopted her and her older half brother whose name was Samuel. He was born in eighteen thirty five to lose his father and his first wife in Haiti and the family came to the United. States, when Samuel was a young child Samuel eventually became a barber at age twelve after his father died because he needed to start making money for the family and so he became a barber I know isn't as seventh grader giving you a haircut that's a nightmare but apparently. We're pulling your teeth both. Apparently. He was very good because eventually he moved out West in became an entrepreneur in a landowner and was very successful. but at the time, the children lived with their aunts near Niagara Falls for about four years and Louis in her aunt sold Agip way baskets and other items such as moccasins, embroidered blouses, tourists, visiting. Niagara. Falls, TORONTO, and Buffalo. So Little Gail. during this time Lewis went by her native American name, which was wildfire while her brother was called sunshine or sunrise, which is like these are just cool. ASS names. Great names may great names man. So in eighteen fifty, two Samuel F. for San Francisco leaving Lewis in the care of captain s mills, and Samuel provided for her board and education. Captain are mills was a an abolitionist. He was a well known abolitionists at the time. So in eighteen, fifty, six, she enrolled at New York, Central College McGraw Hill which was a baptist. School at McGraw Hill. Louis. Met many of the leading activists who would become mentors, patrons and possible subjects for her work as her artistic career developed. So during her summer term there in eighteen fifty-eight, she took classes in the primary department in preparation for college, and she was enrolled in primary courses in order to help advance her reading and writing skills along with other subjects of academia that we're not quite advanced enough for the academic department. So. In a later interview, she said that she left the school after three years having been quote declared to be wild. Oh Wow. Yeah. She said until I was twelve years old I led this wandering fishing and swimming and making moccasins I was then sent to school for three years in McGraw Hill was declared to be wild they could do nothing with me Oh Yeah. So they seem to have expected a lot from. A kid who had been grown up just like doing whatever she could to survive. So. Eight fifty nine when she was about fifteen years old her brother Samuel and abolitionists sent her to win Ohio where she attended the secondary Oberlin Academy Preparatory School for the full three year course before she entered Oberlin College, which was one of the first US higher learning institutions to admit women and people of Color. At the time, she changed her to Mary Monia Lewis and began to study art. So from here on out, she's known as Ed Monia Lewis. She boarded with Reverend John. Keep his wife from nine until she was forced from the college in eighteen sixty three. So I'll tell you about that in a second. But at Oberlin with a student population of one thousand Lewis was one of only thirty students of color. Yeah, Reverend keep was white a member of the board of trustees and avid evolutionist and a spokesperson for Co Education so throughout her life, she was kind of moved from from patron to patient as a young child mostly with abolitionist family Scott.
Ely Parker The Commissioner of Indian Affairs
"Hello and welcome to era KOI history and legends. I'm Andrew. And I am Caleb, and welcome back to our third installment on Ellie Parker. In May of eighteen, sixty, five, ely parker returned to Washington. DC, and he and grant met with the president again. President Johnson this time Parker was still very angry about the death of Lincoln and is said to have said at a military parade. He white men are Christians, and you may forgive murder. The I'm of a race never forgives the murder of a friend which I find this quote kind of interesting because he was a Christian. He his father was a preacher, and he was a member of a of an Anglican church later in his life. So that I think it's the point is getting across that he really harbored some bitterness towards the the confederates. If you remember from our. Our last episode couple of weeks before this when Abraham Lincoln is talking to him on how he wants to help his people think Parker was really excited to have a president that actually cared about the Indians, and I think he believed honesty when he said that this must have been a you know on top of him considering Abraham Lincoln a friend, but also all of a sudden. His plans for the future for his people have just been crushed with the death of Abraham Lincoln, and we don't know what would have been head Lincoln been able to finish his second term. Lincoln definitely had some very. Questionable tactics dealing with a Western tribes during the civil war. He or some people to do some some bad stuff that being said I think that Lincoln really did have an appreciation for the the Iroquois nations, and really did want to to help them in the following months Parker remained at grant side, he helped shield him from the the masses for a word. We would use today. The Paparazzi the general was the hero of the war. He's the one that got lead to surrender. Everywhere. He went. People mobbed him. They literally had to beat people away when grant was trying to get some sleep on a train. People were breaking windows. Just try to get in and shake his hand. They said the grants hand was. Crippled because so many people wanted to shake in talk to them as they toured the North Grant, and his family came to Niagara Falls to rest and recuperate and Parker said I'll take your kids, and which is always great when somebody offers to do that, he just takes the kids and take some to the tunnel under reservation for some days to stay at his sister's house. In the fall of that year he was appointed to a commission to serve on a board to help with negotiating with a dozen or so native American nations that adjoined the confederates. We even have a chance to talk about this, but there were all these indigenous nations in the south. Many of them head slaves as well, and they were really sympathetic to the southern 'cause they were intertwined. and politically so here's a little history tidbit fact for Caleb. Do you know who the last general to surrender in the confederacy was? No idea neither did I, but I put it in the notes so I would remember. He was a Cherokee brigadier general named stand. Wadey must be the southward a little more lenient with their commissions. Yeah really, but he he commanded hundreds of troops and lead people around on a wild goose chase, refusing to surrender, even after the confederacy had surrendered, but like this is June twenty third. This is a full two or three months after a everything has wound down, it also kind of sets the stage for you know because we all know about like the the Indian wars in. In the eighteen eighties and stuff like that in the old western kind of see how a Lotta that this conflict never really ended this Cherokee general with America like eventually make some sort of peace, but you can tell it. It's GONNA be a shallow peace, and that will be trouble for the next several decades in eighteen, sixty, six one of grant's top officers colonel, bowers. was killed tragically by train, and why it's so tragic is he was a close friend of Parker in grand. You know he's one of the general. Staff and they were all on a train and grant got on the train and realized he left something back at the hotel. Something completely, not important handkerchief a book, a letter from his mom something like that. and. He just said Oh darn. I accidentally left that back there. Oh well. And bowers without saying anything to grant slipped away, and he was gonNA. Run back and grab it. Is. He was trying to be a good a good friend and a good underlying to the general in doing so he ended up. If you can picture, all these train tracks with all the trains going every which way he got trapped in between trains going different directions than he was killed crushed. So grant talks to this man a couple of minutes before, and then you know, he slips away. Grant never told him to go back and get it, and then people say a man was killed on tracks. He says Oh. That's terrible, and then it comes in that. It was his friend. It had fought with him through the whole civil war, and he was dead, just like that grant was so depressed that he told Parker that he was not going to be able to attend the funeral. Lots of people say things like that, and then the funeral date comes and guess who is there. A Grant Parker and all the staff were there for Colonel Bowers and his family
Niagara Falls to begin reopening, sports teams should play: NY governor
"Governor Cuomo says western New York including buffalo can begin their re opening tomorrow that's the sixth of ten state regions getting the go ahead the governor says he's also making thirty five thousand corona virus tests to nursing homes available every day and he spoke about the test that he took yesterday and pleased to report that I took a covert test yesterday and I am negative from that test so that is good news you take one of those tests is very easy I show people how easy it was yesterday and when you find out your negative it's actually a nice sense of relief the governor also said he's pushing for major league sports teams to resume play though without fans in the
Spencer Murray Jumps Into The Podcast
"All Right Folks. Thank you and welcome back to the draws cast. I'm very excited to be with you again. I hope that you've been continuing to listen to the draws cast. We have some great interviews that we've downloaded over the last couple of weeks and have another great interview Here today with me He is the GM at the Briar Woods Country Club and a city just outside of Buffalo New York called Hamburg and his name is Spencer. Murray and Spencer and I know each other through some work that we've done together through the National Restaurant Association and we've been working on getting Spencer on the show for quite some time so Spencer Murray. Welcome to the Dr Cast. Hey thanks for having me Jeff. It's good to finally make this happened with you. I'm looking forward to to get into it with you yet. It's going to be great A previous podcast. I had a gentleman by the name of Aaron. Primo on and I called him a Whiz Kid. Because he's done quite a bit. In his years that he's been a Professional Anaconda put you into that group Not so much because your age because frankly I don't know how much or how old you are. You don't need to tell me that but I think that you've done a lot for the number of years that you've been making a living for yourself. So that's another reason why I wanted to have yon of the draws cast so So before we get your professional cry like to kind of set it up and find out a little bit of background about the people that are interview so Where did you grow up. What city specific did you grow up in? Sure so starting I'll tell you I'm thirty one so that we can get that out. Okay well then. You can be a whiz kid concerning. Yeah Yeah for me. That's a whiz kid. And I look sick. Buffalo New York in just the suburbs village called Williamsville. Just fifteen minutes outside of the city. You know. My my dad was a military guy. He was in the eighty second airborne and a he was a Jag officer as well too. So a military lawyer And my brother sister or at Fort Bragg North Carolina and then my dad moved up to buffalo to start his own private practice as an attorney so I was born here in Buffalo born and raised here and Most of my career. I spent seven years at a at a breakfast restaurant here. Most people are aware of if you've ever heard of the original Pancake House. Yeah I spent seven years as a kid started when I was first job. I worked at a P. It's a place I was fourteen years old. I made five bucks cash under the table and I they let me run the police that it was just kind of just got it at an extremely young age and learned how to deal with people then started as a dishwasher at original pancake. How listen and then throughout college and somebody's work. I Work Sides Washer. We'd orange juice plus boy creative people as host and just went through all. That was kind of my start hospitality and stuff but I love this area. I'm a diehard bills. Fan Bills Mafia. We're we're out here representing and I've lived away a couple of different places and now back. So you're part now is did you say it was the Buffalo Mafia or the bills Mafia bills? Yeah I had heard that term before. That's pretty interesting So that was going to be a question of mine if you were an a sports fan for the sports that are in the buffalo area but it sounds like it a yeah. I usually if you're from Buffalo. You're you're a big bills and the sabres kind of life around here whether we're good or bad and you say bad but we're good fans and we have a lot of fun so having been to buffalo a few times myself For those of you out there who are listening that have never been to Buffalo Niagara Falls is what would you say about twenty minutes? North of Buffalo. Was that about right? Yeah so Niagara Falls is right there. But Buffalo's got a really cool young vibe to it Especially as you get down into the city. Downtown so If they've had a really good kind of revitalization of the city over the last five six years and it's really taken this kind of artistic beautiful and just driven approach to making the city. Great you know the the food culture here is amazing. The People here are great. It's called the city good neighbors and and I love it. Here this is this is certainly western. New York is is my home and a Lotta. Yeah and it's very different Then you know people when they think of New York they think of New York City. When people think of Michigan they think of Detroit but there's so much more to the states of New York and Michigan than people realize because they just focus on that one area buffalo in western New York people. Are you say you must go to New York City all the time like seven and a half hours away from here? I can make it to Chicago in almost the same amount of time per se and I can be in West Virginian. Yeah exactly so. It's very different but I encourage. I don't work for the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce but and I'm getting no money from them for this interview but I can't tell you that it's a good place to visit if you're looking for places to go The summer or even in the wintertime. Because you you work at a country club but it also acts as a ski resort to my correct about that though so where I live. I live in a town about an hour. South of Buffalo called Eligibility York and it is awesome magical Kurowski town and there's two ski resorts that are so why I snowboard side. Love the winters play. Before this I worked I managed a restaurant in ski jump on so my busy season was winter and now the golf course. That's kind of flipped the script you know so I enjoy winter a little bit more so now but definitely work a little bit harder in the summertime now but no but we're connected I mean like I said I live in his ski town which is awesome. Actually New York has the most ski resorts I think out of any state country number wise. And it's great out here okay. That's great so now you are the GM of the Brier Country Club and we've established that you've worked at the International not the International House pancakes but the original house of pancakes. And that's kind of. Yeah and that's how you got started In your professional life How is it that you went from early management? Even though you shouldn't have been managing that original house of pancakes how did you get from there to the GM of the brier would country club? I can give you a little outline and just kinda how it went so Actually have a history degree. I played Lacrosse in college. I got a scholarship to pull les division to Ross at Franklin Pierce University I was always a history nerd. Grownups and I didn't really know what I wanted to do So my my major. I just decided to take history. I liked it. I played the cross. I thought I'd be the cool history teacher and coach at the school Had that kind of plan out but then I realized that time I kind of liked history. More a hobby rather than something. I wanted to do every day but at that point. I kind of knew I just wanted to do something involving hospitality. Entertainment an Kind of a not a shy guy and I went to small school for comparison. It just know in working in those kind of environments that the original packing house and stuff you just. I just learned how to deal with people but you had to these environments. So that's why I wanted to do so. I graduated. College became a food supervisory Internet. Six flags theme park in Springfield Massachusetts. I were a looney tunes tie and Khaki Pants and a short sleeve blue button down so you have yourself a six flags they mess and those kinds of things and I did that for a summer that I moved back home and I became assistant manager at the ritual. Pancake House at this place. You know the way you come in. It is the busiest Brecca's place all the area and it was one host which was myself still wore Khakis at that time. Couldn't get away from it. I guess And Green Pole and and everybody came in their name on a dry erase for it and that was the wait list for the thing and everybody just stare at you and here. I am this young kid and deal with all these adults different people and everybody's hungry after church. The breakfast in Hama just taught me a great deal of patients and just kind of savviness of just kind of dealing with people of all different ages and expectations
Spirit Airlines Suspending Flights to Connecticut, New York and New Jersey Airports
"Spirit airlines is temporarily suspending service at five airports in the northeast until at least early may because of travel advisories aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus the paws begins this week at New York city's LaGuardia into new Jersey's Newark airports followed by a hold in service at Hartford Connecticut Niagara Falls in Plattsburgh New York it says that if you have tickets for flights involving these airports the Kerrier will email you about
Fact that's Myth
"Welcome to kids myths and mysteries. I'm your host Kent crump in my investigation into the paranormal the metaphysical. I'm lucky net. Ghosts and poltergeists inspectors. I'm lucky psychics. And mediums and clairvoyance from the side of myth and fact yesterday we looked. Pope Joan a female pope on the point of being a myth. That could become a fact today. We're going to look at a fact. That is being regarded as remiss. We traveled from Rome to the Northwest Territories in Canada. It's a South Mahoney in Canada's Northwest Territory and is a world heritage site but it is mostly inaccessible. It missed the ICE age. It is comprised of thousands of square miles. Boreal forests never touched by man. But Hanni river is intersected by four ballets numerous canyons during the great Alaskan Gold Rush than the Hani us. The river was thought to be a shortcut to the Yukon. And that's where the story really begins in Nineteen Five. A young Indian boy emerged from the valley was several gold nuggets that he gave to a local bishop who had them made into a gold chain for his watch fact. That was all it took for. Two young men will in Frank McCloy D- to venture up in the Hani Valley Panning. The various creeks and streams that flowed into the river. They found gold at least according to a diary that was found at the site of their cabin when they hadn't returned by the following year a search party including a third brother said out and found their headless bodies tied to a couple of spruce trees upside down. More fact this was the beginning of the Grizz legend that became headless or deadman's valley from nine hundred ninety six when the bodies were found to nineteen sixty over. Fifty prospectors entered headless valley in search of the MIC. Lloyd's Gold Mine and some vanished and others were found headless more fact headless valley was an area never touched by the great ice age. It is said to be heated by underground thermals than Hani itself passes between thousand foot cliff. Walls areas of the valley are believed to have been a refuge for the woolly. Mammoth a strange bear dog. Like creature called Awadhi La along the cliffs lived Naja Naja Indians that unlike the donets simply vanished so remote as an Hani Bali that fewer than a dozen men have visited this area enter Albert faily born in eighteen eighty eight Minnesota by the age of twenty three. He was running a hundred mile trap. Line along the layered river one of the tributaries leading into the Hani. This was nineteen eleven just six years. After the McCloy brothers headless bodies had been found after decades wondering along the layered. Hani working trap lines as body was no longer up to the task in the mid nineteen fifties s and in his late sixties. Albert failure decided to go after the mkx. Lloyd's Lost Gold Mine. He was a longtime resident of Fort Simpson. And once the ice had left the rivers he would set out in a twenty foot. John Book loaded with supplies for the five hundred mile trip. They would take him to the mouth of what was referred to as headless valley or headless creek the site where the headless bodies of the mkx. Lloyd's had been found all those years ago. Besides the daunting mileage. He portage round. Virginia falls twice the height of Niagara. Falls a task. That would take him a week just to move his supplies. Once above the falls he would build a second boat and continue up the Hani one year. His goal was capsized in rough weather and he almost drowned another trip. Winter set in early while living in a hastily constructed cabin he had gotten scurvy and pulled out several loose teeth with pliers year after year trip after trip. He come up short and half to turn back by nine hundred sixty two. At the age of seventy four. He was still making the trip communist close to forty miles to the McCloy mine. Once confronted by another resident of Fort Simpson. He was asked if he was going to try again. Now remember seventy four. He answered that he would be dead or drown before he would quit on a personal note. I I learned of Albert faily and a headless valley. Forty-eight probably fifty years ago now when he was still making the trip I was in high school. An eighteen minute documentary was made in nineteen sixty two about Albert failure. You can now watch on Youtube. It's an amazing story about an amazing man and this is like a lost world. This is up fact. Pack story yet. A lot of people consider it miss miss about the Naja what happened. These Indians myth about gold mine of the MIC Lloyd's so a fact based story that's regarded as missed and at some point. Someone will find the mine and it will become
Nik Wallenda walks on tightrope across active volcano in Nicaragua
"My being today was V. for Nicole and the high wire tightrope locker who ABC was floating that was last night ad nauseam yes it was last night ABC is promoting this ad nauseam about this a volcano in Nicaragua or is Donna says it needs I think this is happened before and it's a recurring beef that I have to present of nik Wallenda he does this amazing stunt of crossing over this active volcanoes historic he's the first person to ever do this crossing a volcano in active volcanoes lava below him toxic plumes of smoke wafting in the air it's hot it's risky who knows what's gonna happen and of course he has a safety harness side so if he falls everything's gonna be just fine just like let's see if I have the guts just to do it but I won't die corrects well we can't have somebody dying before our eyes I cannot but that but there is like a delay button they can right yeah you know you can use the same way as he crossed something like Niagara Falls and he had a harness on for that young Niagara Falls and he's great on hand in Grand Canyon is also I believe you do not have a harness on for the Grand Canyon but there is an act below him while his wife is performing some hula hoop thing she left yes she was the opening act yes use ours as well she was the opening act I mean look but you see this video of what she's doing whole leaf pocket yeah she doesn't cirque de soleil stuck out like a gas masks on yes so all that wonderful don't promote don't promote it though as if he's that he's going to fall too is that you're being okay yeah let me tell you why he has a harness on rain here is what I've just read let's hear his group Karl Wallenda his great grandfather plummeted to his death in nineteen seventy eight while tight rope walking between two towers without safety equipment and San Juan Puerto Rico sell he doesn't want to die of course and I know that has to happen he has to have a heart is but don't promote it as if he's going to fall to his doom and then after were word talk about it as if he just yelled risked life and limb in his everything for crossing this tight rope that he chose to do I wonder if like that if the harness though it's kind of like a bungee cord just snapshot yeah yeah it actually has got like a like a button that they push you to be a bungee it would have to wait another ration probably you actions a lamb hi can you imagine even on a harness falling into that volcano nothing I hope it catches me I say there is nothing about that that interests me like when they're promoting it unlike yeah who cares well that's if you don't have a hard is I would be watching that immediately can we listen to a little bit odd couple of the clips sure this is him successfully after he just walked over the volcano it is amazing that my god at a ridiculously afternoon again again your whole family is there very strong draft right there what you see in did you know he's getting belted but it went right right there in the middle I don't think that storm actually started to burn I'm just hoping to make it on SportsCenter what's
The Man From Beyond Nearly Killed Harry Houdini
"Harry Houdini. Now the story starts at Niagara Falls. So that's where we'll begin. Most people relate Niagara Falls with the image of someone going over in a barrel. I will take a look at the fall and a flow of water of over three thousand one hundred sixty tons as per second. The word formidable fits the first person to go over. The false was anti Edison Taylor sixty three year old schoolteacher who took took the plunge in an oak pickle barrel five feet long three feet around the year was nineteen o one. The entire event from climbing into the barrel to climbing now took twenty minutes. She died April Twenty Ninth Nineteen Twenty one now. Remember that date magician. Harry Houdini Love I. Love Niagara Falls. Visited them numerous times with his wife. Beth he told her that he was drawn to the false by their sheer power. Houdini Cop Film Own Bug in eighteen ninety nine and nineteen one the same year. That Annie Edson Taylor made her plunge over the falls he made. They dispersed movie. His second film was a Hollywood feature film the grim game and came out in nineteen nineteen. It was successful enough that he went on to make the third film. The man from beyond most exciting action took place at Niagara Falls was filmed the same day as the passing of an Edison. Taylor who was the first to go over the falls in a barrel Harry. Houdini was athlete from a young age in as a teen when numerous metal simple diving and swimming events held in and around New York he could oldest breath for five minutes and had the ability to slow his heart rate although oh he was a magician in that he was accomplished in both cards and coin. Magic he found his calling as an escape artist and the marketing of that talent taking on all challengers in the process the effected combined his skills of Escape and working while underwater was best demonstrated when he was shackled. Cool hand and foot locked in a packing crate and lowered into a river when it came time to film the ban for beyond Houdini is the hero was due to rescue the heroin from going over Niagara Falls. The actress was strapped into a harness with cables could be reeled out or pulled in she. He was filmed clinging to a rock just above the edge of the falls airy was to swim to take her off the raw swimmer to safety but Houdini would have none of the leather harness in cables he started upstream so he could swim with the current but when he neared the boulder heroin clung to the speed of the water was was a champion ten miles per hour as he neared the boulder was cleared to his wife film crew that he was out of control and was be swept along faster Astra than he could swim. The story goes that the actress saw that Houdini was in trouble and extended her arm which he gratefully took and essentially clung to her as she was pulled in needle say that part of the film was cut out and it was also the last film with short lived movie career now. For the controversy there are several counts of how he wore a leather harness. Also these claims are false. The report of his rescue that I use here was taken from a portion of notes. Were not to be released until after his wife's death a similar account came from his biographer. Prefer Walter B Gibson. Gibson was a close friend of both Harry and his wife. BESS for ten years after Houdini. Death best kept a candle burning. And during a CEOS each halloween she would attempt to make contact she finally gave the event and the candle to Walter. B Gibson who who continued with the annual sales until giving charts or the same seance to magician dorothy dietrich the man from beyond that nearly killed Harry.
Powerful storm dislodges old iron boat closer to Niagara Falls
"Center and slow motion drama is unfolding at Niagara Falls an old iron boat has been stuck on the rocks it's been rusting there since nineteen eighteen one hundred one years but a powerful storm that more through the region on Halloween night whipping up strong currents dislodged it moving it down river about one hundred fifty feet authorities now fear the current could send the old boat over the
Powerful storm dislodges old iron boat closer to Niagara Falls
"A massive old on your boat which had been stuck in the Niagara river since nineteen eighteen has been moved around by rain and wind the ship has flipped over and turned on its side the iron scalp broke loose from a toll in August of nineteen eighteen a mile from the horseshoe falls in Niagara and drift in the middle of the river and has been a landmark there ever
Iron boat from 1918 may fall over Niagara Falls due to storm
"And old iron boat has been stuck on the rocks it's been rusting there since nineteen eighteen one hundred one years but a powerful storm that more through the region on Halloween night whipping up strong currents dislodged it moving it down river about one hundred fifty feet authorities now fear the current could send the old boat over the
Everything You Need to Know About the TWA Hotel at JFK
"Our way to the U K I stopped over in New York City spent a night at the JFK airport not in the airport but as you'll recall they have this new swanky hotel which is all aircraft airports themed the Twa Hotel and that was really really really cool will definitely have to figure out how to plan a meet up there. At some point did it was kind of last minute thing so he did have a couple of our friends of the program program join me for for drinks Dave Ambien tiny woman and that was very nice of them to come out and spend a little bit of time. It wasn't a big formal meet up but we'll have to do that added at some point because join poolside on the top of the hotel so the pool is an interesting thing. It's if you're not a hotel guest. There's quite a steep charge to use the pool guest guest so you can. I believe he can actually bring one guest but then there's a charge for your second-guessed. Oh okay so sir. That's when you said to Dave sorry Dave Tanya. Actually I did not realize this until the next day because otherwise it would have probably been worth the effort to try and out there but no we had a good time in the There's a couple of different places where you can enjoy a beverage. The Sunken Lounges Fun Retro E and they've got the old flight boards all set up to to change do different things and then you can go out on the constellation the Connie and it's all set up as a bar on the inside I'm so we had a couple of drinks out there actually just just a champagne toast I think and a lot of other interesting things just you can walk around the debt little bits and pieces set up where you can see some of the history of Twa the you know old uniform Slayton stuff and just bought the payback not the fabrics they printed it but never actually turned it down uniform but there is actually a blurb about it in the Little Museum area. It's definitely there so highly recommended if you're spending the night if you need to spend the night near the airport at JFK it's a great location if you're an Aggie if you need a room that overlooks the ramp and the runway that's awesome. I'm when you're there you can go up to the pool and the bar of their and overlooks most of terminal five and three three four me right our planes out. It was like a three forty six hundred convention will have like three of them parked ma'am. I didn't know they were really super long international terminal four. That's four yeah four okay yeah I was trying to think I know there's one number. That's kind of that. I think five is no longer. They're the no five is jet blue. Oh well. They reunited yeah. That's why I wasn't sure on numbering I should know because I flew into the one terminal on acme cme actually are beautiful pan. AM terminal was torn down a couple of years off. I don't know all I know is that I came in on an acme regional flight actually actually and we parked all the way the very end of the terminal. My bags arrived at the baggage claim well before I actually got there and I was the second person off the plane before yeah they really did. You just don't get enough exercise really run for those bags so speaking of that how so how was the run in Erie so it was just really a training run for me. It was actually a full on marathon that was happening. I did not run the full marathon 'cause I've been dealing with some combine our injuries so discussing with the the coach that I work with decided just to do one lap of the two lap course and run it out at goal pace and more or less was able to do that through about ten miles of the thirteen miles but pretty happy with that for for what I've been dealing with and trying to do recently that was okay so oh now you've got us up you were in New York and then you now is the reason why you stayed there is because you originally had planned to be there a little bit earlier in the UK but there some kind of an issue that prevented that not entirely so we plan to when we bought these trips so justice is not great. He's he has really hard time sleeping on airplanes especially for overnight flights or long distances. I don't personally don't really have that problem. I can sleep pretty much anywhere but I thought well. This'll be really nice. It's vacation. I'm going to book us a nice flight in business class with lie flat seats and just as one request was can we be on the airplane with the the fewest number of people and I was like we're talking like triple sevens and seven forty sevens here so we actually decide to fly out of New York before I actually looked at at all of the details of different plates just because there's a lot more options so I was like look we could do a daytime flight if you wanted to. We could do and evening play like let's I'm going to be in Pennsylvania anyway. It's a nice place to meet up. We'll collect ourselves there over the UK and then I went oh I know what we could do. Let me look into this so British. Airways has a flight on an eight three eighteen. There's all business class. It's only thirty two seats and if you book it for an advance it's usually not any more expensive than regular business. The Replacement Cosign for Dr Cohn Concord. I know which is very similar. We've given it the same call sign and now we have a eighteen as opposed to the conchords lying goes goes right into London said London City doesn't city and that's like you know we'll get to London city and then we have a few days before the goodwood revival starts so we could basically either stay in London name. We can go someplace else in Europe we could do anything from there is really easy to catch another flight somewhere well about two weeks before our plan travel. is when British Airways decided there was going on strike so yeah that unfortunately affected our outbound plate late was right in the middle of the street days so had to scramble a little bit so it didn't quite work out the way I planned we did end up down the back of a triple seven but okay Britt with a lot of other full flight yes and then we we ended up going to number for a few days to sightsee eighteen or excuse me what's Jesus did well dumb was is it wrapped in the sheep stomach now. This was fried fried. Hanging is actually really good. It was actually very tags on we had like a pulled pork sandwich and you could have a haggis spread one of the lake condiments on it. It was lovely beautiful city had had never been before it was nice to walk around for a few days and taking some of the sites but pretty much covers almost every I mean. Did you ever go back to work after we did the last uh. When did we do the last show? I don't know I dated Thursday last Thursday I did. I went to work on Friday. Okay okay there you the next week okay cool excellent any more I did also go to Niagara Falls. We Oh they really need to be doing is looking through all my photos that I've taken from the past now I had so I got to Erie Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon and and had a few hours to kill like six or seven and I really didn't see any reason to stay in Erie since I wasn't really resting and preparing for a race per se they said you know I've never been to Niagara Falls. It's two hours away. I can get there before it's dark.
Porsche goes green with It’s First All electric sports car
"Charity Porsche has taken the wraps off of its first all electric sports car the Thai con is expected to carry a price tag just below one hundred thousand dollars this is Porsches effort to try to unsettle Tesla Porsche unveiled the car in Germany China and Niagara Falls showcasing its three biggest
A Dual Engine Flameout in a Cessna Citation II
"Bruce. I'd like to start with <hes> with you and jerry. The situation that we're gonna talk about is one that i don't think i've ever i heard about before and that is a dual engine flameout and a cessna citation and what we would refer to as <hes> what's commonly called a dead stick landing we sl were we're quite alarmed with the situation that you guys were presented with and <hes> we <hes> helped move the industry to put together. Some protection measures that other other pilots might not find the same. <hes> incident happened to them but bruce if you <hes> if you don't mind you jerry. Can you set us up with just a start the day i know it was a a flight probably a relatively routine flight from naples to niagara falls and do you mind just a setting it up and tell tell us the story sure. Absolutely we started that morning. As any other day we started at the base upon gorda they loaded up her plane reflected it just as we normally would not expect anything nathan law the norden ordinary fueled up enough fuel to get to naples knowing that we had to go later to niagara down to naples picked up our patient. We topped topped off with fuel from there. We loaded up and it was just like any other day. We loaded up. We're in the plane and we're at altitude cruise along at three five zero. Oh so far nothing's happened so i'll back up just a little bit airtrek. Your mission is <hes> patient mobility is that is this a fairly typical <hes> run for you guys. Can you talk a little bit about airtrek and what you guys do airtrek an air ambulance business and we've been in <hes> transporting patients <hes> <hes> this was a pretty typical flight <hes> where we started out of our base. We've positioned to another airport in this case naples and we generally go out of here so that we can meet landing weight at the other at the next airport so they put about forty two hundred pounds of fuel along here so each of the airplanes that were involved in this incident <hes> fueled with about four hundred fifty gallons of fuel here repositioned to naples where our medical staff goes into the hospital picks up the patient and then bring them back out while they're doing that the the the pilots post-flight and then reprieve flight the airplane and add what additional fuel that they need it that that place in this particular case naples and then they depart and go generally nonstop to their destination which in this case was niagara falls for these two gentlemen okay got it so oh fuel up at <hes> at punta gorda very sure short hop down to naples to pick up your patient something that's routinely done pretty commonly done and and is <hes> is punta gorda the home base for <hes> for airtrek. Yes it is okay all right so somewhere. You're you're familiar with operations. This put the fuel on board a lot of consideration into your weight and balance in your performance and and the things you think about when you're going <hes> that long distance in these these kinds of <hes> airplanes and now <hes> bruce you've mentioned that <hes> you're route of flight was from naples to <hes> niagara falls and i notice as i track that out here <hes> on the four flight looking at <hes> identifier alpha papa fox to india alpha golf and part of that flight <hes> you're about probably twenty five or thirty miles over the atlantic ocean. That's correct. I don't remember specifically that day if they give us direct right out normally it's it's more like <hes> they send you over. Lakeland ish area and then direct but we were at some point as much as twenty miles offshore. If i remember correctly yeah got it and so so far so good you're climbing up to flight level three five. Oh you're in a <hes> citation to. I believe is that right. That's correct okay citation citation to great performing airplane. I'm also typed in a in a citation <hes> three <hes> five to five type rating and so <hes> they're just great great performance airplanes. The citations are great for the missing. You're using it for the so far so good nothing unusual you're cruising altitude and then <hes> would you mind what happened next ex- sure we're in normal cruise. Everything's going as as expected and you know we've already. We're on step. We've picked up speed. We're an hour and twenty in very uh routine nothing nothing and i find myself fidgeting with the number one engine trying to get the end one fan speed where i wanted it and it was kind of reacting a little different than normal but not enough to be alarming not enough to even make note of <hes> after seeing me fidget aged with for a bit jerry actually asked me. What percentage are you looking for and i'm like well you know hundred and three percent ever take you know i just like being there and <noise> <noise> as we're messing with it. It's just kind of acting a little funny and i said to jerry you know i'm gonna pull this back to about ninety percent see what it does and then i'll put it back up because i just wanted to see how it just felt abnormal not alarming but abnormal so we pulled the number one engine back to about ninety percent of course it's it's pulled back without issue no problem and then when i tried to roll it back up towards the one hundred percent it went down to eighty nine eight eighty seven and continued to school back from there. That's when we <hes> said okay well. It looks like we're losing the number one engine. Let's ask for lower now that time jerry called up and ask a._t._c. if we could get one five fifteen thousand and about where were you at this point. <hes> geographically were you. Were you feet wet over the east coast florida or were you. We were probably closer to a beam savannah out over the water. We wear we're feet wet. I think we're beyond florida just just somewhere right there around florida georgia in that area got it and for our listeners not that familiar with the with jets jets and fan speeds. It's it's not uncommon to run in your in. One fans speed it over one hundred percent right. Can you just talk to us a little bit about the difference between in one and into your fan speeds and the things you're looking at for a jet engine sure of course just like a and flying. J got a <hes> if you look in the book. You've got a certain r._p._m. Setting that you're looking for we have a similar thing. It's just based on the n one fan speed. That's basically the r._p._m. Of the front of the front half of the engine <hes> <hes> in this case the book reads the charts performance charts at minus twenty degrees celsius which is what it is up there at thirty five thousand we're able to run the fans of two hundred and four percent so i don't particularly myself like to just hold them at a hundred and four that doesn't give me any leeway if it sneaks up on me because it gets colder so i usually answer closer to one hundred and three percent okay got it great and so <hes> you mentioned that it didn't feel right but it was more that you weren't really feeling anything. Anything is more. You're just you're cruising at altitude monitoring your engine instruments in your cross-check and you're noticing that in one just isn't quite where you want it right. Yeah yeah your typical response on the thrust levers when you push it forward a little bit you expect it to bump up a tenth of a percent or if you pull a back you know you'd expect a tenth of a percent and it really it wasn't reacting the way you'd expect everything was perfectly smooth and there was no actual feel and the butter meter but the reaction of the percentage percentage to the thrust setting wasn't what was expected. Yeah wasn't quite just based on your experiences. Just seems like a little bit of a head scratcher right and this isn't quite right or we're actually had we actually had a pretty good split on the throttles by then you know where they the number two where it should be number. One is actually above it and we weren't anywhere near the same r._p._m. Okay yeah so that's looking different to physically the throttles are are separated. Were typically. They're matched up. You might have a fraction the difference between the the number one engine number two engine throttles but for the most part they're pretty close together in this case. You're seeing that is a pretty good physical difference. In were you have those <hes> so that's another kind of this right yeah okay and so <hes> so you pull the engine back <hes> the engine rolls back but then when you go oh to push it up it doesn't roll back up and actually starts winding down on you and so obviously that's alarming you know now. You've got a problem with the number one engine and you're we're at thirty five thousand feet walk supllies. What would you do from there well. We know what thirty five thousand with a single engine. We're not going to be able to maintain that altitude so the first thing before even even figuring out. What else do we just know. We need to go down so we've asked for one five fifteen thousand. They granted that to us fairly quickly <hes> within seconds. We've determined that this engine is probably not gonna come back to come back to life so we've asked for <hes> radar vectors to an airport at this case at this time. We just asked for an airport a large airport with nice weather. They suggested three of them. One of them was savannah sounded great. Yeah yeah we started punching in the information for savannah into the g._p._s. checking the weather check and runways of course as suggested. It seemed like a perfect fit for needs it was within within a reasonable distance and we started headed that direction and so when the <hes> jury when the engine started rolling back when you when you post it forward and you actually got a roll back on the r._p._m. And it kept rolling back so you knew it was eventually going towards zero and at that point had you still not had any kind of <hes> unusual indications. <hes> you know <hes> fuel. Indications are low fuel pressure or anything like that yet. No that was interesting. The fuel-filter light did not go on and so we weren't sure what we had here. If we had a mechanical problem what it was but other than stayed very smooth smooth just was rolling back and we never went zero <hes> the engines div returning anywhere between twenty four and twenty eight percent yeah interesting okay which makes sense right if it as long as he can freely windmill. It's not gonna go to zero percent. It's gonna it's gonna wind mill. <hes> do some air pressure in there but yet <hes> so you know and you could you feel the thrust
U.S. Sanctions Take A Toll On Ordinary Iranian Families
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from frame bridge. They make custom framing easy and affordable frame. Your art in photos at frame bridge dot com or visit their new stores located on fourteenth street and Bethesda row. Get fifteen percent off your first frame bridge order with code NPR. How are American sanctions affecting ordinary families in Iran? Well, Orion sticking a break in Istanbul Turkey, spent some time talking with NPR's Peter Kenyon about how they're coping. Is to close street is bulls. Most famous commercial boulevard and on a recent afternoon street musician, serenaded people from all over Turkey Europe, Asia, and Iran for Iranians heading next door to Turkey for a break is both easier and less expensive than trying to get to Europe or the US. I met several around ins who were nervous at the idea of having their views recorded worrying about possible retribution by thirties, back home, but some agreed to speak if their family names weren't used corrosion. A young man with sunglasses says Iranians have grown used to economic hard times run on by political clashes beyond their control. About my son is I have nothing to do with sanctions. I don't even really understand what they are. But I do know many businesses are struggling and some are closing that includes his own small business, the textile, shop, he opened with his brother to produce shirts. Perot says as President Trump sanctions reduced, incomes and spending money. He was forced into bankruptcy and closed. The business now he comes to extend bowl to buy items to sell back home, but even with the scaled-back business, he's grown used to not being paid on time Magnier style angel. My mom in audio I have been doing business this way for a year now. And in the past few months, it has become harder, especially after this last announcement by the US about new sanctions. Mariam also from Tehran is strolling down the boulevard with her husband and young son. She says inflation is terrible. Everything is three to four times, the usual price. Tonight at gay, and there's no stability, you cannot feel secure things are very uncertain than Iran right now, there's no way of knowing what might happen in the next year or two, and on top of this. There's a lack of trust between the people and the government Mariam's husband Ali, who towers over his wife says he works in the manufacturing sector in Tehran for him. The biggest impact of the recent tensions has been losing hope of seeing his older son, who studying in America Ali says they haven't seen him in three years as to get on the bus to the mobile since Trump has been in office. We haven't seen our child, we only see them online, and I really miss him as father Ali says, getting a US visa has been difficult for some time. But with the way US aronie and relations are going now travelling to America seems less likely than ever, it was a of panic, and then they go now everything has gone wrong, and we're here to go to the Canadian consulate. If we can get Canadian Musa we will go to Niagara Falls. And if our son comes to the other side of the. Falls. We can wave at each other. Under the American sanctions. Iran is facing double digit unemployment, and inflation is running at some forty percent. Sixty two year old Tehran resident for Johnny breaks off a conversation with friends to explain that there are so many ways people are suffering these days. It's hard to say which is worst, but she thinks it's the loss of hope in the younger generation he javelin hall Yankees issued the unemployment is very bad and young people have no motivation. Everyone is lost hope the ones who are out of work feel the pressure of not having a job. But the ones who do are always worried. They're about to be laid off when asked to people are blaming for all these troubles for noses response echoes the views of most of the people interviewed for this story, of course, the Trump administration is to blame. But so is the government in Tehran, which is riven by fierce infighting. She says some even believe these hard times could lead the government to be more responsive, but she doesn't think so. Judical Ozzy boat on the people are so desperate and hopeless to save themselves from this crisis that some even turn to the US government and the US president to save them. But I don't think this is the right mentality. She sighs and gives a wry smile as if to say, please just let her enjoy her few days in Turkey before she has to think about what awaits her back home. Peter Kenyon, NPR news is Bill support for this podcast and the following message come from atlassian, a collaboration software company powering teams around the world committed to providing the tools and practices to help teams plan track build and work better together. More at atlassian dot com.
Thomas Cook explores potential sale
"So Capital? One is building a better Bank one that feels nothing like a typical Bank. It's why they've reimagined banking and built something completely different capital. One cafes. They offer checking accounts with no fees or minimums and savings accounts. With one of the best savings rates in America. This is banking reimagined with your needs in mind. Open an account today at any Capital One location or online in five minutes and experienced banking reimagined for yourself Capital One. What's in your wallet capital? One NA member FDIC, Michael Georgio. From the newsroom of the financial times in London. I'm Suzanne blimp, sir. Thomas Kirk the nest Hugh hundred year old UK holiday company is considering putting itself up for sale after a disastrous year when it's market cap. Timbale eighty percent Katie Martin discusses what's gone wrong. And who the potential buyers might be with anti-growth and Jonathan Guthrie. How bad is it for Thomas Cook? What did the company's recent results show? So the results from September of last year show that they swung to a pre-tax loss of one hundred twenty three million. And that's compared to nine million in profit the year before also the net debt increased to three hundred eight hundred nine million from forty million in two thousand seventeen and the share price has also taken a big hit it traded at one pound forty in may two thousand eighteen best since declined to close to twenty four point five pay. So the market doesn't like it. I mean apart from the rising debt, what is it in the results is giving investors cause for concern. I think is that the swinging to a loss in particular. So that's been the investor response, but how has management responded to the decline that's business? What can actually do about this? Well, the issue two profit warnings last year in the space of two months after that they hired a restructuring specialist called Alex partners. To work on ballot sheet and cost reduction plans and two months ago, they launched a strategic review of that airline business and included in that was the idea that they might want actually set following that Lufthansa and Ryan add both the hands up and said, we might be interested in buying Pov that business in Europe. And they also said that they'd be closing twenty one stores putting three hundred jobs at risk. I mean, having storefronts in bricks and mortar to go with this sort of business does seem somewhat strange, right? Yeah. Why think that basically travel habits at changing a lot and online travel agencies? We starting to see them to quite look better. So also holiday companies in the same sort of boats is this an industry wide phenomenon. We'll trading conditions in the UK are really challenging at the moment as weak demand increased competition and these changing travel habits, so Thomas Cook's main competitor in Europe to e as issued profit warnings as well and the budget. Airline EasyJet will say issued a downbeat outlook. So there's a lot of it about Jonathan. Can you give a flavor of the history of the company it's been going since the eighteen hundreds right? I mean, what's going wrong? Does it still have potential? Yes. Well, the thing about Thomas Cook. Of course, was it used to be a real innovator. And it started out in LeicesteR nd one of its signature successes were tools of the pyramids in eighteen sixty nine because there was this middle class growing that wanted to travel more soon as people have a bit of money they like to go on holiday and they managed to tap into that their current problems. I think are actually really rooted in the north is when Manny fun ten VO was the boss, and he doubled down on bricks and mortar he actually did a big deal with Kyle acquired five hundred more stores. Even that time this seemed like a pretty old thing to do online. Travel was already burgeoning Huey which was run in the UK by a man called P too long was very agile. They. Got into this. They were big traditional travel business than based in Germany, and they got into this. They started doing a lot of stuff online. They started offering a loss of tailored and special offers to try and differentiate themselves on Thomas, co frankly was asleep at the wheel until about twenty eleven when it had a huge debt crisis, and it's really been struggling ever since it's never quite got back on its feet. Right. So when you think about the bricks and mortar today alongside the clicks and mortar of travel company who actually walks into a shop to buy their holiday these days while I think we were talking earlier nine aside probably people over the age of sixty. I think there is probably some truth in that the way the Thomas Cook developed during the sixties and seventies. It was very much to pioneer mass tourism to the Costa's so magalogue Benadryl places like that. But a young generation of consumers very price conscious. And they can get very much more cheaply online. Now, potentially still a customer base out there that will prefer to do it in this way. But it's aging one definitely so who are the potential buyers. If that's what it comes to if the companies put up for sale while we've heard already about who might come in for the airline, which they've essentially marked for sale. The most recent rumor is that photo son from China might want to buy the whole of the business. It already has a seventeen percent stake. And there are ways that you could see that might work. You said what do you go to seventeen cents state whilst of influence that they had on the company already? Can we tell joint venture? And if you think back to Thomas Cook in LeicesteR tapping into a rising middle class. This is what I in which is basically an investment company, but it's got a big travel side. This is what I in his been doing in China with a bit of assistance from Thomas Cook. Because Chinese people more prosperous at least in the middle class. I want to go on whole day. They want to go and see the Alhambra and the Mona Lisa and the Niagara Falls. So those potentially a deal to be done there. I'd say except essentially a good match possibly. Yeah. I mean, it depends on the price and also the debt position which is hugely slippery because it's the season business. I have these huge peaks and troughs in debt, particularly when you've advertised a bunch of holidays people are signing up than they haven't paid. You yet you go up to net debt of one point six billion the most recent counts,
Rapper Kodak Black arrested in New York on drug, weapons charges
"New York. State police say rapper Kodak black was arrested on drug and weapons charges as he tried to cross from Canada into the US near Niagara Falls. Police say Kodak black real name, Billy Capri among three people spotted Wednesday in the Cadillac Escalade. Black was driving was found with marijuana and officers discovered a loaded Glock nine millimeter pistol in the vehicle the twenty one year old rapper charged with second degree criminal possession of a
"niagara falls" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"And to potentially of the only supplier of chips for phones sold potential of the world but even just in china which is a huge market in self and we can't forget that google's working with media tick for their chips that run android chrome so there's a chance that a lot of the low level hardware drivers that they would need to run any operating system would be supplied by google so mediatek i do i'm pretty sure is out of the picture both because they're taiwanbased and because there's a good chance that google would have to be involved so the other side of this is that z hallway are the two biggest chinese firms embroiled in issues with the us government and with us intelligence but they're not the only companies that have dealings with with the united states i mean there's there's lenovo which is a huge chinese firm at owns motorola every government laptop is novo right it basically it's now it's bought the thinkpad brand from ibm what is fifteen twenty years ago now and it's number one or two in laptop market share i mean there's like interject a laptop is very different to thing it isn't really about phones none of this is about phones it's about infrastructure phones phones into a lesser extent companies that make them being used kind of poland's because they they also make infrastructure the combs department isn't worried about all the broader us government isn't worried about.
"niagara falls" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"Have a relationship with media tech as well which is a taiwanese company but samsung makes exodus chips and the only company other than samsung itself to use those exodus chips is chinese mayes zoo so could it be that egos kind of in another direction if this denial order isn't lifted and sources uses exodus chips and me style p and loads its own apps store on there and then tries to get back or is it is that just not what he wants at all well i'm sure it's not what they want that it's an added expense that may not pay off but i have a problem with that too that's pretty much samsung thumbing their nose at these us sanctions if samsung sells them you know chips from korea and bypasses the us restrictions and i don't think that samsung's willing to do that but maybe they all maybe they i mean this if this plays out it could be you know a small win for some you know yeah into of the number of chips that they would have to replace you mentioned mediatek that actually there's a separate issue that would mediatek being tommy's company in the following ziti having this denial denial the placed on them of tommy's governments required approval for anyone doing business with them so the additional barriers to z t supplying chips which again leaves basically no one able to supply ships at scale for phones beside samsung so samson would won't be in a very good position.
"niagara falls" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"China approved ninety nine million dollars of something for a new trump disneyland or who knows what's going on and what's true and what's not but you know now there's allegations that this is because china paid him for something in his personal life everything around donald trump just turns into a huge amount of drama and to be fair he brings most of it on himself but i just still z t e was essentially aiding and abetting an enemy of the state and it wasn't even breaking the l on the colts than they go cold again and what they were doing they were selling technology queant to iran and north korea and you can't just ignore that you have to you know i'm not a member of the intelligence community i don't know what farreaching or near term effects that might have might have but i'm going to believe them when they say that there will be some and we're just going to ignore that and and i have a hard time swallowing net but i i don't know if we can call it a trade war right now with china but there are negotiations happening are tariffs being placed on a number of chinese imports and china said the same thing that it was going to place tariffs on us imports in retaliation this seems like it's part of that discussion robbing leave him president trump aside personally what's interesting here is that z t e is scrambling to find ways to stay in business and one way that they're doing it is by talking to samsung of all companies to provide it with chips obviously z sources from a number of manufacturers around the world qualcomm is its main one for phones that are sold in north america and europe it does.
"niagara falls" Discussed on Android Central Podcast
"Need to think the box little who actually make money around phones necessarily on phones we hear all the time about apple dominating in profit selling smartphones and the way to compete with that maybe is to yes to be more profitable in software all to be more profitable in phone jason items like excess reason branded swag and stuff like that okay so far last topic i want to touch on what's going on with z t and the the us government but before we do that i wanna take a quick break to talk about game stash game stash is the place to go for games you sign up you get it free for thirty days and you get access to hundreds of games and they're adding new ones all the time recently they added a game called burly men at sea it sounds funny but it's actually an award winning game it's a seven seven dollar canadian it's a five dollar game on the play store it's very very interesting it's sort of like a choose your own adventure game and it's part of your game stash subscription you spent five dollars a month and you get access to burley minute see and hundreds of others and starting in june you're actually going to be getting capcom game so any game that capcom makes on the play store free you'll get it part of your game stash subscription without ads out in purchases or if it's a paid app then you get that as part of your game cecil description games like nine hundred forty two mobile ghouls and ghosts goes and goblins tons of other games from from capcom coming in june and if you're interested sign up you get thirty as for free no commitment you can cancel at any time and you won't have to pay a penny but you can play these capcom games so if you're interested go to game stash dot com slash ac pod and we hope you enjoy it okay last thing we're going to talk about jerry is this ending on a high note we're gonna talk about c t and what's going on with with them so basically they said that they're shutting down their daytoday businesses because.
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"You know the chargers everything it's very much it's kind of apple like in the fact that people just love anything that this company makes i've seen so many one plus backpacks just walking around the city it's kind of interesting and it's a interesting business was backed of as well given the slim audience that must be on these phones that they actually have must be a very profitable side of that business selling things like rucksack saint selling things like now buds i mean the original wide bullets were actually kind of surprising so the sleeper hit for them as well and of course a proprietary josh charging stuff which you can only get from them yeah that's true somebody that used to work for that company and no longer does told me that they use the phones basically to draw people into by the serie says well leslie but yeah i can certainly see that being the case and just on a completely different note show me has announced that it's going to high peo in hong kong wow in the next little bit and one of the one of the elements of the disclosure that i found really interesting was that there komo knitting to only taking a five percent margin on its hardware so it's saying to investors we're not attempting to be profitable by selling phones where only attempting to be profitable by from the software the me software that were including with the phones so essentially what they're doing is they're using xiaomi products to subsidize its adv business which is a remarkable thing i mean if you think that's how google makes its money right to some extent i mean it sells a lot of hardware and it's not quite as invested in making it wants to make money from hardware but it it's hardware is an entry point for all of its very very profitable at businesses and xiaomi is if not doing the same thing then try to modify it for a developing market which i think is such an interesting business model yeah i mean that that's what happens when phone hot web it comes so commodity.
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"But i don't know and i don't think it don't i don't think that's possible yet is it other checks i'm not i'm not sure why you would have jill for g if not for vivaldi but will investigate yeah i don't know anyway because because if you if you knocked down to three g when a full when i came in on the second in any way than why have it connecting to lt it'll because he just using one data so i would assume it does but i not sure you know we should check that i don't have to some cars at supportability here anyway so all that said five twenty nine to pretty pretty decent price for what is probably the best phone that won't pluses ever made but also one of the better flagships out there right now and it hasn't headphone jack amen that's actually a really good point what it doesn't have as usb power delivery it's still so it's still only dash charger voc charging nor does it have wireless charging nor does it have a great vibrate by motor like there are some things that are just not as good as what you'd get on on more expensive phone but i don't know overall i think it's fantastic yep grea i want to talk about the bullet wireless headphones and then we'll talk about game stash so these are one pluses first pair of wireless headphones there your buds they charge via usb see alex did you did you try these yet i did only very briefly so it's hard to.
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"A great on all android phones yeah that's really interesting so you know they're they're into this api using just different methods be at a tap on a an icon or gesture or whatever obviously injured p is not deprecating the back button it's just only displaying it where when it's necessary and only on the pixel or you know as built from source that doesn't mean samsung has to do the same thing right so that was going to be my next question how does how does google make this more efficient or easier for manufacturers to adopt once entered p goes full the first thing they would have to do would be with app developers you apple forces developers if they have a backwards navigation to put a software button in a certain spot and we can hate on apple for being the closed garden and all this other nonsense but that's has to be done you can't have five hundred apps and four hundred ninety nine different ways to navigate through the apps so if google wanted to take control of that that's where they'd have to start with all the apps in the app store and then that would filter down to the em's you know okay this is our preferred style and we're making this part of the agreement and i don't ever see that happening so what else is there i mean the one plus six is we we've talked about how iterative the update is but alex i think the biggest thing here is the improvements to the camera it's using a new sensor the imax five nineteen which the only other phone that's using it is the opo are fifteen which is basically the same phone as the one plus six just for china and it's using a secondary sensor with the with the it's the same sensor as it was on the five t but now it's sole purpose is for depth information it's no longer tuned for low light and nor is it tuned like with one five four telephoto what do you why do you see this change why do you think one plus made that.
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"I'm not a big fan of the gesture jeff a recent for my money that takes too long to activate it's not like on the iphone where you have a smooth gesture up and the preview the app literally turns into the the ui for switching between apps on the one plus site you have to swipe up on then kind of pops in there is a delight us if you used a quickly like double tapping to jump between ups something you won't be able to do that no work around for that yet it just seems like yeah a little bit of work is needed to make it a faster to jump between apps obviously swiped to go back to go home completely fast no issues that you know the more interesting questions for me is when this gets official android p which gesture implementation to the us to the us the official android version do they keep with what doing will it just be assessing rhymes point kind of like saying last week i think we're in for this weird interim period where everyone tries to do there suggestive such before eventually land on something that works for for every phone it's going to be an interesting next few months i think jerry juic google enforcing navigation standards at all in the no no google just provides in api for user input and you can do whatever you want you can if you shoehorn android onto the next one the trackball works of daydream that lenovo daydream headset used a joystick to navigate it's just an api that you hook into in that by developer that also includes samsung or one plus or whoever so that's there's no reason for them to enforce that that by by forcing companies to use the same style of navigation they don't improve the quality of google services and that's what they're concerned about is they want google's services to shine to be.
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"Using this isn't a whole different to using a five t obviously have external differences but just in terms of the speed the the five it might spirits was full as these move this is equally flawlessly smooth you would struggle to tell the difference in daytoday useful using a five eva's is using six that's more of a testament to the performance that was already there in one pluses products they also came out additional things that doing in the software to improve just dates performance and performance of time so there's over drool prevention which is built in has to do with the way the u is rented one plus as being smart about not rendering to the you ida covered by the parts of the uae sivy think of an at being built up of layers it's being smalls not rendering something that might be covered by different parts of the uae that's something a lot of android apps especially badly coated android apps will do you can go into developing options in c overdraw if he wants to switch for that you can see how how badly an app is handling that one plus is taking that information and figuring out how to rienda apps contents in a way to uses less processing power the results of that as less wasted energy and just fast movements in general the rule so doing some stuff with the u2 to speed that up as well and the the the gaming gaming mode and also gaming june in the youtube to help out without as well so i mean speed has never been a problem for one plus rice it's new totally expect us in flagship especially shipping with with night forty five yen jerry i wanted to talk to you about that overdraw prevention feature this is if one plus is kind of tweaking android if you will to to use less clock cycles to render everything on on a an app as opposed to just what is being seen on the on the top layer don't you think other oem's would want to adopt this or at least google would want to build this into end itself yes and no.
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"Fifty dollars this is on dot com and this is the original first gen pixel will pick like cell but yeah this is a phone that's still pretty good is coming up on a being like eighteen months old but still supported by google still will be supported by google until the end of the year of major platform update so it's getting android p it's going to be supported on security updates until the end of twenty actually i might have to cry myself at gerry the pixels get three is a software updates is that right yes three years yeah absolutely so you good until the end at twenty twenty on yet two hundred dollars full what is still very good fun definitely so my pick this week is the net gear orbi whole home mesh wifi system right now i'm using an era and i kind of hate it it's it's pretty unreliable it's fine but when i was using a neck your orbit which i have in my closet i'm about to put back i had no problems it was completely stable every day and it was fast gigabit network fiber to the home and i was getting amazing speeds even on my top floor the orbi is simpler it's a little bit bigger than the than the the euro or google or google by but that's because it only uses a single satellite in addition to the the main router but it is a great great piece of hardware and thankfully neck your is improving the softer portion of it as well which i really liked so this is down from two hundred dollars to one hundred eighty it's not a huge discount but if you're looking for a decent masher this isn't mesh really it's sort of mesh like but if enough enough it would it would probably be categorizes mesh look at this the neck your orbi it's down to one hundred and eighty right now and if you're interested in any of these deals or more can get spotify for instance for for one dollar for three month trial stuff like that.
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"You know the likely last week there was a difference between the endroits program on a pixel and the onset one plus six or a shami munich's two s will any other phones that might be coming with soon yet on those phones you'll getting the babboons asap experience with things broken frankly the pixel bills so definitely be thinking about flashing if got immediately by a one six on flashing with the the mvp preview maybe hold off oh maybe at least have a like an escape plan if it doesn't work out so well 'cause yeah it's it's a little bit rough around the edges on those phones in is on the pixels right now and that's a good this is a good time to talk about that upgrade path perhaps because we're not really sure what that's going to look like the eight phones have android p but how do they get stable yeah we already know on the shami side that that's going to be at least while you'll part of the android base that there was going to be no path back to to me you i which isn't important distinction of money factors that that will vary i would imagine yet they'll be an interesting point that we comes around august when we're expecting the stable version of pee on if you have it running on one plus six d do you grade directly to like a the one plus preview build like the open preview that they would run all would you go straight to stable how might that differ sony you know with with a company like shami which tends to have much longer lead time before the get me why with with new version of android would you then have like some kind of weird interim version that's basically stable stock android how the upgrade path work the question marks around this we yeah we can speculate but ultimately we'll just have to wait until it's its final and see how the vita program involves.
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"And you know that's ten megabytes will my phone's got sixty four gigabytes i don't care but you would care if you had ten thousand photos and there are a lot of people that have a lot of photos and you know space is at a premium yeah so this is going to be native sort of like the way that google adopted l dak the sony's proprietary audio kodak for bluetooth streaming they supported that natively on android oreo this is going to be their licensing this file format from the motion picture association of america or moving picture expert whatever it is the peg moving picture experts group who created it and they're just going to support it natively within a os p or is it something that will be on a manufacturer by manufacturer basis i well i imagine a manufacturer could remove it if they wanted to but it's it's going to be part of android i don't know that it's going to be in the open source project that's up to the peg group but if you build android and put it on a piece of hardware and then download the closed bits that support the other parts of the system it's there and the work yeah that's that's really interesting you know we does it support transparency i know this is sort of inside baseball but cut like png i don't think so it's it i know it can record a transparent bit but i don't think it displays them the same way a png filed i think it's gonna come up white like ajay peg okay all right well anyway that's just my curiosity 'cause having to save things in png get transparencies a pain in the butt all right let's let's move on.
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"Maybe it's mundane i love the support for hdr and hei see that's coming because that's the proprietary formats google has always shied away from them and now they found a kind of open source equivalent so pictures that are you know basically a picture taken it's compressed more but looked just as good and hd our video is now native you don't have to find the right app or hope that the people who made your phone included it and that's little things that actually mean something you you never want to look at you know have somebody send you a picture that you can't look at or watch video that's not in hd are but the box is it should be that tiny stuff is great just to give people a sense of hec or hei which is high efficiency image file format which is h e by f f but whatever tell us a little bit about this because it's it's interesting apple brought it to the irs eleven it's now the standard image format that is used to save photos and say photos on the iphone and the ipad and google photos and other gallery apps can read h e z files but they can't edit them because they just don't have the support from the os so what is the big deal about this file format well it's it's a different algorithm that saves almost as much information it's like ninety nine plus percent the same and it's maybe fifty percent the size so if you take a picture with the from j peg yeah of of highquality j peg can be you know they can be twenty four twenty six megabytes each right well you save him in the new format and that's cut down to maybe ten.
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"Basically isn't it yeah i mean i i did want to say it but absolutely that's that's what i was thinking to jerry what else from the show really impressed you really got your attention well maybe this is just me but opening up chrome so it can run lennox apps in a separate container is is just groundbreaking it's chromebooks are now the best laptop you can buy yeah this is a big deal for developers of course but for everyday users who may not have access to some applications that they would find on windows or or mac os is this the equivalent of being able to launch those types of applications yes it's not going to be the same apps you might be used to same programs for example there's no microsoft word for lennox but there are plenty of office suites if you don't wanna use google docs that match feature for feature with word and some of them are easier to use the same goes for image editing video editing audio editing us links audio editing here at the house because i liked the way the programs work better than windows or mac equivalents there is a doesn't matter what you need you can now do it the problem is it's not download click in it installs that's going to be a hurdle so this isn't great for everybody but it's great for people who were already interested in doing more with chromebook so the next big thing obviously was android p you have this loaded up this is of corey vandross it's going to have bugs but the navigation the navigation is probably the thing that peaks a lot of people's interest what else about it has either impressed you or disappointed you so far jerry.
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"Of either location nor do they wanna say whether the call was edited does it matter that the call was edited if this is not a live product but it was just a demo of a product that's upcoming the show version for me is no i mean yeah obviously if you'll building this product for real you have to deal with things like background noise you have to deal with crossover in compensation you have to deal with all the stuff that you would have to figure out a regular conversation actually earlier any iot no google addressed many of those points in in demonstrating how it's i understand recorded conversation whether it's on tv you'll whatever yeah i mean to focus on the fact that i mean obviously for google to be able to show these recordings to the public they would have had to work with these businesses anyway so maybe it's not surprising that it wasn't entirely organic the way you might imagine this unfolding would be google to say okay with to some local business okay we're developing this new technology can we work with you and then they will basically have the person coal have unprompted the closely their ends just acts normally to say is staged of implies the the personally the ran you that they were talking to royal acted in an in a you know deliberately to to kind of make it a pair the it was more impressive than actually is if you actually listen to to the types that were shouting the iot no that's really not the way things unfold so i don't know i think we maybe we're reading too much into just a very small demo i dunno given the timeframe google has provided for this we probably won't have much longer to way to wait before we can actually test this in the real world and i'm yeah we'll wait and see well of course it was edited they for privacy reasons come out there you go.
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"Everybody and welcome to the android central podcast it's thursday may seventeenth twenty eighteen and i'm joined by jerry hildenbrand and alex dobie how're you doing guys i'm doing fun though low is anybody there i'm doing great yeah it's been a very busy since has is so so we got back from iowa oh i got back bright and i think you you and i have we went right to work on on a new phone that will talk about in a bit the one plus six and last week's podcast was fun it was live we had a special guests but we didn't get to talk with jerry about i oh so i want to dive right in before we get to the one plus six to talk a little bit about jerry's impressions of the show and more about google duplex which i think was really interesting one of the more exciting announcements from the show you wrote a an article about this jerry and this is one of those moonshot like announcements that google makes every year but the company says it's actually rolling it out like now we talked a lot about it last week so i want to rehash everything but when you think about google duplexes this sort of the the product ai back end that's going to push google into into the twenty twenties is this what they're betting betting the store on the back end yeah this is really sophisticated of course i don't know exactly what's involved because they're not going to tell everybody how they do it but this is this is new there's this being able to replicate a human but you know how we sound is something that hasn't been done before and it takes a lot of computing power so yeah they've scaled up big so alex today an axios reports said that google may have been faking it they may have an editing this together because neither the salon nor the restaurant identifies itself when they pick up the phone google refuses to divulge the name either on or off the record.
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