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"orc" Discussed on WTOP
"Orc That's r A I and and that org brought to you by rain and this station 11 18 on T O P for traffic and weather together on the eights, And for that we turn to in Crawford. We're going to start on 95 again in Virginia North bound are cranks activity before Marine Corps base, Quantico now relegated to the right shoulder. But the bigger issue is going to be near Dale City Traffic appears to be at a stop or moving very, very slowly as we checked the traffic cameras. Near the Dale City car rest area. Beyond that point heading toward the Prince William Parkway, it's at least single right to get by. But again, it doesn't appear that anything is moving the reasons for this yet to be determined outside of the milling and paving that we knew to be going on. There may be some overhead work that we weren't aware of again. Traffic virtually had to stop north at 95 near Dale City. Exit 1 56 continuing northward on 95 trying to make the ramp to the inner loop of the Beltway. Exit. 1 70 Be like Bravo, the ramp that takes you to the Look toward Tyson's that ramp single left getting by the milling and paving project as you make your way toward Braddock Road, once on the inner loop of the Beltway Watch for work as you get closer to the Maryland shore. Right before the Legion Bridge. Two right lanes blocked by overhead sign work. The collar had found earlier on unclear what remains of the road in the road of that. Let's get back to Virginia 66 between Haymarket, the Rozen Tunnel westbound work before Nutley Street left Lane gets by what it does move. We're expecting Stop. It is up to 30 minutes at a time overnight, then westbound before 29. Centerville, the right lane gets by eastbound on 66. The work near Fair Oaks, blocks the left lane in Maryland. Lots of activity in Montgomery County North Bound to 70 for Montgomery Village Avenue. Two left lanes Get by that work zone south bound after Germantown Road, one to the right blocked, so stay left to get by that part of the milling and paving project. Then after Falls Road heading toward the lane, divide two right lanes. Get by on go Shin Road at Odin Hall Avenue in gaiters. Bring this to the east of Lake for a small south of the mid county highway crash with a vehicle fire. We've seen some pictures of this and pretty spectacular fire. Lanes are blocked following first responders directions to get around nine metro stations on the origin. Silver liner now closed for repair and improvements. Contact 807 45 Right or commuter connections, Scott dot org's for Guaranteed Right home. Ian Crawford, w T o P Traffic and thank you. We turn now to NBC for Steve Prince Valley for your backto work forecast. It looks pretty. Frankel is we headed back to work tomorrow. It's going to be hot but slightly less human in the wake of the.
Dell Computers: Michael Dell
"Long before for anyone heard of the tech underpins like Mark Zuckerberg. Evan Spiegel ORC. Trina Lake back before it was fashionable to drop out of college to pursue your startup even before people used the term startup back in the ancient days of the one thousand nine hundred eighty s the dorm room miracle story. You've heard of was Michael Dell's now today. The company is enormous beyond enormous worth billions of dollars Dell has sold more than six hundred fifty million computers since Michael founded in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. And what's amazing about. This isn't the money it's not even the idea. What's amazing easing about all this? Well Michael Dell. Because he's not a backslapping sales guy. He doesn't come across as particularly charismatic. He's actually on the quiet side. Maybe even a little shy Michael grew up in Houston in the nineteen seventies was just as digital technology was taking off in that city with companies like Texas instruments and then later Compaq. His Dad was a doctor. His mom was financial consultant and the expectation was that Michael. Michael would become a doctor like his dad. But even from a young age Michael Dell felt pulled in a different direction he was into numbers. I mean I remember when I was small child. My Dad had this adding machine victor adding machines before the electronic calculator and I was was just fascinated that you could add up numbers with this machine and really big numbers and and it would make this like mesmerizing sound every time it did it and I just kind of love that and then I remember when I was about Seven or eight years old. I bought a calculator. I it was the first semiconductor based calculators and I was fascinated that this small machine could do complicated math problems so yeah I got I got very interested in this stuff it also turned out that about equidistant between my junior high school and our and our house there was a radio shack store and so when I was riding my bike home I could stop by the radio shack next door and see the you know early forms of the of the personal computer and hang out there until the kick me out of the store and were you you know like kind of entrepreneurial as a kid yeah I kind of liked business And I had all kinds of businesses is selling baseball cards Had A stamp auction. I got a job at a gold coin and jewelry store and I was to negotiate with people that were selling things and by those things the lowest possible price because the owner gave me Nia percentage of the cut and whether you also worked for the local paper for for some time. Yeah so I got this job. Working for the Houston is in Post newspaper. It doesn't exist anymore now. They think they combined with the Houston Chronicle. And my job along with hundreds of other mostly mostly you know. Teenagers was to call random people on the phone and try to sell them a subscription to the Houston Post newspaper and I observed three things the first thing I observed. Is that if you sounded like the people you were talking to. They were much more more likely to buy the newspaper from you like you. You put on a text like a heavy Texas accent. Yeah I'm not GonNa do it for you here but I think you can. You can use your imagination nation. Okay so second thing I heard was that people that were getting married. Were much more likely to buy the newspaper and then the third thing I observed is that people that were moving into a new house or residents were also far more likely to buy the newspaper. Well how did you Who was getting married and was moving in? Well you talk to them. You strike up a conversation you just call people and say and ask them about themselves. I guess this is like at that a time or perfectly happy to tell strangers personal details right. Yeah so I. I observed this and what I figured out is that in Texas. This is when you as many states when you want to get a marriage license you have to go to the county courthouse. It turns out this public information right and among the information that you give to the county court is the address you want the licensed sent to so so with this information. I devised a direct mail program where I sent letters to all of the people that had applied for marriage licenses in Sixteen County area surrounding Harris County. Which is where Houston Texas is is and I hired a bunch of my high school pals to go out to all these county courthouses and type the names in two small apple two computers and I sent a massive direct mail campaign to all those people that were applying to get marriage licenses and there were also at that time in Houston? There was a building boom. There were these very large apartment and condominium complexes that were going up and so I would go to these buildings under construction and sort of figure out who was in charge and say A. Hey I'm from the Houston Post newspaper and you know we've got this great offer where your new residence get the paper free for two weeks and all of these do is fill out the form. You're a high school student when you're doing this. Yes how much money did you walk away with. But I think it was about seventeen years old. I made a little over eighteen thousand dollars that year. This is like freakishly precocious of a of a high school senior. Like that's it's just weird that you would even no to think of doing those things I mean. Don't don't you think I didn't really think about it like that. I just it just seemed like a good idea so I was pursuing. You was working. I pull you things that didn't work but but that worked so I I kept doing eighteen thousand dollars. What did you do with that money? I mean that that must have been more money than you've ever seen in your life. I bought a BMW. So I wanted I wanted to. BMW Am. W what did the other students think of you. What did you have this reputation as like a business whiz kid in high school or or like? What did they anything about you? You know. I don't really know and I and I didn't really care So I I was sort of keeping myself and I had a few friends is but I I wasn't the most social of kids but you must have been somewhat social because you were going out and selling stuff to strangers rangers. Sure social enough to make the sale. Yeah so you are on the one hand doing this entrepreneurial stuff and then I guess you were also just really into computers. Yeah the original computer that I you know got my hands on at home was the same one everybody else had. which was the apple to apple to? Yeah Yeah and one of the beautiful things about the apple two was that all of the circuits were discrete circuits that you could understand so you could go in and start to play with those and modify them and reprogram the BIOS and upgrade the system and take it apart put it back together so something happened here around Nineteen Eighty one IBM introduced the IBM PC. And that was sort of a very important moment. Because if you dial back the clock to the late seventies early eighties in this company. IBM had a leadership of the part of the economy referred for to US Information Technology. Unlike any other company at any other time in history they were by far the dominant company so in Ibm mm-hmm introduced the IBM PC. This to me seemed to be a very important moment so I try to understand everything was going on about that and so when you took apart this. IBM PC that was selling for about three thousand dollars. As far as I could tell it was about six hundred dollars. It's worth parts. Wait you bought one and you took it apart just to check the insides out sure. Yeah Yeah what else would you do. So you gotta you gotTa take it apart. How how can you understand it if you don't take it apart philly? Most people buy computers to like you know at that time. He has to do basic you know accounting owning and word processing. You bought it to take part. Well I wanted to understand did and you know to understand it. You have to take it
Billy Bob Thornton Talks Season Three of 'Goliath'
"Hello everybody I M Peter Travers this do you must be having a good time I actually am that's why would be Kinda go there everyday and it'd be myself and a lot of ways show runner executive producer and director he directs all the episodes You know I've been on things where they have wonderful directors but all this kind of thing so it's a fight with somebody and you already went through was in on episode six of something and and I I don't I don't do that so you know and the way to something that Randall in tents or you just come from murder scene or whatever it is oh when I'm eating a ham sandwich as I do when I just murdered my uncle I can give you that it's going to be the same thing my best line said I've been drunk since seven thirty this morning this it had a real the deficit that I've got to watch have had a kind everything and do you have do you play a role in that about what it's thing the other actors and seeds about here's here's what the case is this year here's who the people are going to because as you know sure whole new thing is going to go on well the first season you know is more court I mean a lot less court this season there's a not just a lawyer he's always been kind of a detective in a way I mean sir this really sort of what the character is I never ask you this do you take that approach take him home he's just the part of who you are will in terms of where I really feel like the things were happening to me I mean I feel like I am that guy now but one way or the other I with this character like I said let's get to what they get two however they want to I think that sometimes though in my left foot I think he probably had to because uh-huh you tried yeah I've had a couple you and you go to downtown La on Fifth Street where there are the cardboard houses and all this kind of and you spend the night there. I think that that if you haven't been homeless you're never going to to know it because oh how many money I have nobody to call the actor sleeping in the cardboard box collect life and had some hearts good word for now you're on the Hollywood Walk Fain is yours in a good place is John Smith started I'm just making a name up he's at early I got it in two thousand four and I'm right between right in front of the Kodak Theater are in that area so that's what it is and I'm between tonight yeah could you really could be with John Smith. They're not liking Goliath or something that really can't happen but you you've been around out to La in nineteen eighty one in June of nineteen eighty-one ORC. I with my buddy Tom we we left town yeah that was the seventy seven and we stayed ten hours and we had like this nightmarish day here and we just went home into World War Two I said County and which was style time the biggest green and water and we stayed ten hours and then we I've been gone like two and a half weeks and she said I thought time that you were there that turns you off New York will it was just one remember that movie was a Movie Day in New York is everything in the world wind it up I you come into Chinatown Lincoln tunnel right so and by some Italian restaurant but it wasn't like a nice Italian restaurants a red dress who we weren't found a parking spot and we just parked there miracle enough because we wanted when we were seven eight blocks on down the road and just started missile city walk you out and we ended up trying to get a cab back we mm-hmm and and and we said look we we looked at the meter and it was like that's a lot of money we'd better right we'll get you exactly and we finally get another cab and it was I mean really Alireza Guy you know and we obviously have been driving here forever there's a big tall guy and address and all this kind of stuff I think goes oh a happy ending in a way look don't know why you were so turned off the way you described home we you know hung out for a couple of months and then we've it's like we're afraid to go to L. A. so he went to and we lived with my aunt and uncle I from Mexico who Michael Border Patrol Guy and this guy would come air and me and Tom on waterbed and a room that was so tiny and Augustine they're in this thing and Augustine had nightmares almost every night you're into other sort of nightmare vision of how you stayed there working inching eventually I stayed done in Mexico for a while and we snuck into La after it's all a blank page you have no idea what's really going to happen now you have I started that story with your star on the Hollywood all doing it behind your house because that's what happens but this you miss the days when you were coming up or whatever or you complain you're coming up you have your dreams or so alive you had dreams and you have to find a way to keep your some comes indefinite it's exactly and so that's what I try to do written in a while or that move you'll come along that is going to Ebbert is I still think it's out there and if and if you keep thinking that has also been not just is wonderful kind of deadpan humor with you yes it's it's what you WanNa do you had that you still have the the baby box mattress scary and terrifying yeah for me and over sergeant pepper all his records and Jeff passed away about eight months
Write the blog title how you want it to show everywhere
"Getting a lot of questions something like who amusing the apple tags and I'm using an apple summary in the apple title, and the apple episode number? But it still using my regular title as the title at apple podcasts. And then I look in, if I opened it up in the apple podcasts app on my phone, it's using the right tags as they specified. But if you use the web preview or the IT tunes desktop software, which is still on the MAC, but going away and we'll. Continue on windows for the foreseeable future. It's not it's using the blog title, and it's using the blog content for the show notes. Okay. Well, here's my solution. Right. You're your blog titled to be the title, you ought to use. Right. Your blog post to what everybody you what you want to show in your show. Notes everywhere, don't try to be different. You're not going to be able to force all the apps to do what you want them to do you just not. Unfortunately RSS is a standard, and it is the standard we use for podcasting. So what it goes into the RSS feed if you only give them one choice, then everybody will use the same thing if you have multiple choices, some we'll take once on, we'll take the other there's nothing you can do to control this. So I guess what my message would be is please, please, please, please. If you're really picky about what shows up in the apps then righted it in the blog post title, or write it in the show notes the way you want it to show everywhere. Getting the fancier, you get the, the less control. You're going to have over what who does what you know, you know, it's just like episodic images. They did a whole episode about that awhile back and people still don't get that you can't force apple or Google, or Stitcher, or tune in, or Spotify, or any of the other apps out there on Android, or IOS. Or, you know, some of the other services like Pandora iheart. Whatever you can't force them to use any particular thing that you put near feet unless you only give them one choice. You know, someone asked me recently, the no agenda show, Adam curry, and John CD Voracek every episode, you see a different piece of artwork show up everywhere. That's not because they're doing anything special and they're not they're not trying to be fancy. What they do is they changed the overall our orc for the feed every episode so every all the apps don't have a choice. They just pull a new one and you know you can do that. But how much is that really worth? You know, I. I get it that you want it to be a certain way. I and I get that people want things to be, you know, just the way they want them. But sometimes that just isn't how it works. You know, just not how it works. You can't you can't force all the different services out there to do exactly what you want them to do. So the only way to do that is to when you post your podcast and MSN you're using WordPress, but this works pretty much anywhere else. Whatever you put in the title, the main title will be the title in everybody uses, if that's the only choice you give
"orc" Discussed on Podcast Insider
"I've seen apple. Take two weeks to change our ORC. I mean it's not normal but it does happen but you know normally seventy two or twenty four to seventy two hours. I usually take care of it on most of the directory some of them you have to do it manually. I've found that stitcher has a hard time pulling new things from the <hes> from the feed so sometimes you have to go over and log into Stitcher stitcher itself into their partner portal and give it a poll there but <hes> you know most of them will change on their own overtime you know just give it some time and it's definitely one of those things where it's completely -pletely an utterly out of our control Oh yeah Oh yeah and you know and then I had one last night <hes> she had to change for author tag because apple had removed her and she she was using podcasts mirror and podcast mirror being a feed caching service. Is You got when you change something in your main feed you also have to make sure you go over and refresh podcast mirror or forbid you using feed burner same thing it's a feed cash so you have to you know take the middleman and refresh them to but doesn't podcast mirrors on refresh rate though so she waited a few minutes it would have refreshed anyway by the time I I got back to her that already refresh but you know a dimension to her that yeah when you change something big. If you're in a hurry govern hit the refresh button but you know that's that's just things that people don't. No instinctively you know this is this technology is is you know we've been around forever so it seems easy to us but you know it doesn't work the way anything else works yeah. It's definitely and when you try it explain it to people there is just glazed over so we gotta understand it as well that the they shouldn't have to know it <hes> how it works to be quite honest with you just want people great content but the confusion factor is white in this happened instantly and some people don't understand why it's not like you know like magic right right and even you know like cashing on a website is confusing to some people too because they make a change and then they go look at it and they can't see the change right because there's tapie sitting there on the website. That's being served rather than the original. It's cashed up itself. Yeah so in most web hosts do that now. You know we do on on our wordpress. Oh Sing is work cashed up in order to be able to scale caching king and so we cash and then excuse me there. Everyone refreshed the cash on a periodic basis. Oh yeah definitely <hes> you know. That's the last thing you should do when you leave your website. If you have cashing on your website you know is you're leaving after making a change updating whatever flush flush the cache purge <unk> cash empty the cash. There's seven or eight different ways of saying that but basically you know let the website know that hey you need to Rian Dex this thing so you can serve the newest version but a lot of those cashing things to as soon as you publish opposed yeah automatically flush sure noodle power press sites does that <hes> and most other wordpress sites do that. It's just those older pages that need to be updated. PREEMIES are getting a refresh rate is as often so that's kind of the key there well Mike <hes> lots of good stuff today cool indexing. We talked about this <hes> APP directory <hes> <hes> a cheat sheet to show what they apps are showing on their APPs and a great promo today and I bought the name we podcast so one thing I was thinking about that. I'll leave you some thoughts with if Google is indexing our audio content. Do we need to change the way we're doing our show..
DutchChains Odyssey On Its Blockchain and AI Hackathon
"The street has a crypto winter is finally Thorin most importantly, all blockchain projects remember, those that were all built on future promises and lies Leo culture. Well, the future is right here. We're beginning to see the first fruits from those icy hose from Lowe's future promises. So the future is already here. We're not talking about real partnerships real use cases and stories of early adopter businesses leveraging emerging technologies, but this daily tech podcast. It's not about buzzwords or fuelling hype of anything but hearing right from the heart of the tech world and how it's actually transforming multiple industries. So today, we have Rooker van Zuid dam on the show, and he's the founder and CEO of a company called Dutch chain, which is a leading ecosystem development agency for open. Public infrastructure and also odyssey an open innovation program, which provides a unique collaborative infrastructure for governmental corporate, a nonprofit partners to help them. Find breakthrough solutions to complex societal challenges all using blockchain and so many other emerging technologies. Exile installed Freud that Rooker also has more than fifteen years experience funding companies across communications digital media and tech sectors. And was also the co founder and commercial director of pay logic, which is a next generation ticketing and technology company based in Amsterdam. So buckle up and hold on tight. So I can be meal as all the way to the Netherlands. So we can speak with Ruka who's not only going to talk about everything I've just mentioned, but also ought to see hack twenty nine thousand nine which sounds incredibly exciting. So massive warm. Welcome to the show Rutger. Can you tell the listeners about who you are? And what you do. Thank you, Neil. So thanks for having me first of all, and yeah, I'm from from the Netherlands, and I'm the CEO of this chain and reorganized the one of the largest opening ovation programs in Europe called odyssey can can see everything about it on all the orc. And what we focus on is really the how how can all these new types of technologies like blockchain and a I serve our society in the best possible way. And what we found out is that there is a really interesting space to look at and we call it digital public infrastructure, and this is where we have managed to get corporates. Governments startups regulators. Scalable scientific institutes all on board in a in an open ecosystem that is focused on discovering the future by actually building it. And in this innovation program. We have a a highlights, which is the all the hacker Thon, and that one is taking place in in a week time and about fifteen hundred people from all over to will gather to to work with teams and experts on on solutions in the context of twenty complex challenges. So this is in a nutshell what what what we are working on with a with a team of of nine very very driven people from the deadlines. Tacitly so much to unpack this, I suppose we better start we do chain, which like you said you the founder and CEO of mine to stunning off. It's chinese. It's a leading ecosystem development agency for open digital public infrastructure. But can you begin by telling me a little bit more about that? And the kind of problems that you set out to solve a we'll put you on this path. Yeah. What's put me on this bath really is. And that goes way back to when I was a teenager and internet came into my life. So to say, right. The connection with the rest of the world, and all the creativity simply blew everything away in most positive sense of the word, and this was before Napster when there was no MP3. yet. You know, so but still this this new thing was was there. And then, of course, that evolve, and it was shaping our society more and more than a good way. But also in in ways, we we we don't really know how to cope with yet. I think and then off the social media came in mid and late two thousands. I came across a bitcoin and then. For me. Everything else was just kind of boring because all of a sudden, we we have this digital public infrastructure for a global payment network, and it is not owned by anyone, and it is absolutely independent and neutral, and this whole idea, I think we can take much further, and this is also whether it's basically at the core of what we're doing at other see, so that's that's basically how we came to it. Because what I was doing. When when when I came across bitcoin is both doing experiments with it like built all kinds of new chemical apps. Like, I was at a at a bitcoin conference one of the first ones in Europe organized by mode eleven I think it was in two thousand fourteen or so and then I couldn't pay my beers at the bar with bitcoin. And I was like what what is this? All right. So then we'd you Philip this point of sale system for for restaurants in boss where you could easily pay your base with with bitcoin. But we also. It was a time when when when Google gloss came out, and we connected to go glass to to a blockchain dot info wallet and Aucoin baseball, so then you could do hence free payments. So you could you could say okay glass. Make payments, and then scan QR code like RoboCop style, and then you could not wise, and it pays the actual Bill, and we had so much fun doing these things. But also we learned so much about how this. Bitcoin as an infrastructure system works. And it. It gave me the idea that you can actually discover the future by actually building. It's in a very good way. It takes you out of your comfort zone. It's not a fun. And I also have organized a couple of conferences, but it wasn't really satisfying enough for me because it's just talking. Right. So then I merged the two into this innovation program with the hacker Thon, and and turned it into a professional innovation and collaboration infrastructure. I'm so glad you mentioned you'll teenage years then the arrival lived in
"orc" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"So I don't know if. That's correct in look deeply into that. But if so that would make it seem will. Yeah. The issue is just that interstellar breeze much more common than we thought. It was right. And then it goes without saying that if something from from outside of our solar system enters our solar system, it cannot help but interact with the the gravitational pull of our son. Oh, right. And that that's the other thing. He says, you know, would this. Did it get a speed boost from the sun's gravity? Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, anything that passes into the sun's gravity. Well, like that it gets tremendous boost in speed as it goes into its pair. He'll yon where it's passing closest to the sun. And it's yeah, I don't remember what ma-ma was peak speed was. But it was around when it was, you know, slingshot around the sun like that. Right. But you know, it's kind of like, you know, a log on on a stream the stream is hitting the Rapids and things are speeding up part part of it is just that that those are the waters in which it is moving, you know. So is if it's intentional or or if it's accidental which courses the more. Or likely scenario the? The interaction is going to be the same. Yes. So the answer is yes got definitely got a speed boost from the sun as it went around the sun like that. As to what the odds are that it would have that trajectory as just a random piece of junk. That was unguided. I I have no idea of knowing what those odds would be. I would suspect that you can't really calculate what those odds are because you don't have enough information to write it still seems to be that's an open question, very mentioned discussion. Like, what are the odds of these objects? But good question, Greg. All right. We have another a move MU listener mail. This comes to us from Robin Hiran, Joe just a quick thought. After listening to your latest update on a MU you mentioned looking for signals of advanced technology looking for something like a Dyson fear. This spurred a thought would have dark matter is Dyson fears follow me for a moment here. Large objects in the universe? Like galaxies behave in a way that makes it seem like there's a lot of matter out there a lot of mass that we cannot see thus dark matter. Something out there things something we cannot detect okay now the Dyson series. Imagine a one hundred percent efficient Dyson fear somehow capturing and converting the for various used by dastardly aliens, all electromagnetic radiation. We would then have the mass of star affecting everything nearby usual but invisible in electro in the spectrum, we cannot see it. And so follows my far fetched conclusion what if dark matter is a bunch of Dyson fears out there a bunch of EM invisible stars we cannot detect, but which still exert the gravitational influence perhaps a bit far out in the art is theory, but food for thought any case, thanks for another thought provoking episode and keep up the great work. Now, I love this as sort of a sci-fi scenario for illion technology, but I think. You know, I could be wrong. But I think this can't be the case. And I think the reason is that Dyson fears would necessarily a according to the laws of physics have EM signature, they would be detectable by the electromagnetic radiation, they produce. Now, you might say, wait a minute. I thought the whole point of Dyson fear is that it absorbs all of the light that a son puts out, and it makes that into useful energy while. Yeah. Okay. But then what happens to that energy energy doesn't disappear? It gets used to do work. And then it gets released as waste energy, which is heat. So you would be able to see the infrared heat coming off of these Dyson fears. They would appear like dark objects that are not producing light. But they're producing a kind of light, which is the infrared radiation that indicates exhaust heat. And of course, the Dyson fear would put out a heck of a lot of exhausted..
"orc" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"I called my husband who did some online searching at home to find very quickly that uncooked beans are in fact, toxic to humans as you mentioned in the podcast. It was a lesson learned, and I haven't been able to think of beans the same way of since I am a fairly new podcast listener. And I love your show's very entertaining to me during my long commutes to and from work, I hope you long commutes to and from work. Melanie, do not continue to involve uncooked being intestinal distress. I'm sorry to hear that. All right. Well, I think the perfect Email to follow that one up with is the Email received from Ellen which touches on our farting episode that we aired. I think at some point in the last year. Okay. But also the far nominal. Far denomination. Yes. And also with some certain tie-in to our episode on ticks, and and related organisms, so Ellen rights. I just listened to this episode referring to the phenomenon and loved it so much. I listen to a second time right after to make notes it was great. I'm glad you enjoyed it. The skit at the end is of course, reason enough to listen to it twice. She says just a note about farts. I was recently diagnosed with Lyme lime disease and in the antibiotic protocol to cure my lime. I went from being one of the gaseous humans ever to now barely farting one of the symptoms to lime is fibromyalgia, which I was never diagnosed two to having. But when I googled, it realized that one of Fibro symptoms is excessive gas, it would be interesting to know different diseases that have gas involved and how I cured my flatulence while curing my lime just an idea for you. If you want to another fart episode as you ask about people who don't fart. I went from farting two hundred times a day to maybe twice. Thanks ellen. Now, I would have to assume I don't know. But I would have to assume that what happened here during the antibody. Arctic protocol is that the antibiotics cut down your gut bacteria load like the they were harmful to the populations of gut floor. You have which are what helped produce a lot of the gases that come out of you during farting, right, right? Or just simply created a magical circle into which the the demon Lord toots for real Z's could not pass like holy antibiotics. They've been blessed by a priest. Oh, yes. The little cross each one. Speaking of Xers and whatnot. We did hear from a number listeners about laws against exercises them and in witchcraft in Canada. And actually, I think a few different individuals shared stories about it on in our Facebook group. Our Facebook group is the stuff to your mind discussion module. You can find it on Facebook..
"orc" Discussed on Stuff To Blow Your Mind
"Now, Kristen is actually not the only person who got in touch to let us know about this. I remember back when the episode came out somebody else linked to this. And they were like, here's how you use a flame thrower for peace. Oh, see. I don't remember that. When I remember people, I think there was something using flame throwers against rampaging, mice or something in Australia. But but does yes somehow, I miss this. When when anyone else mentioned it to us, I it reminds me of the scene in Miyazaki's NAS IKA valley of the wind where they're going around through the the value of the winds food crops like burning the the bits of spores from the the the poison jungle that have spread there. Now, of course, Christian also has some comments on the Imran's in the secret parts, right? That's right. She says on the topic of inroads, I would propose that him. Royds would be a more effective curse than many people would realize seems pretty effective. Yeah. She says I'm an occasional suffer from this curse due to severe IBS in modern times. They are simply uncomfortable and obnoxious. But it is possible. They could have been very dangerous for ancient peoples chronic him Royds bleed and can lead to open fissures with and without germ theory or antibiotics an infection would have been very likely death by him Royds. What a way to go. Wow. Thanks so much for all the awesome podcasts and happy holidays. This does remind me I remember during I'm convinced. I they always I always felt like they sounded potentially dangerous to me because I have at some point. Maybe this was in high school like somebody had like a second or third hand story of an uncle who died from exploding gangrenous him Royds. I don't know why. I don't know. I I did not see an actual medical paper on this. This was against second or third hand. But this was a story that was going around. And so it was enough to make me from a very early point consider him Royds as a potential explosive death scenario while well that does not sound true. But. Okay. How about one about our vault episode on dangerous foods? Oh, yes. This comes from our listener. Melanie, Melanie, writes, hi, Joan, Robert, I'm listening to your volt episode on dangerous foods when you mentioned the toxic acids of uncooked or undercooked kidney beans, I just had to write in and cheer my story. One time I decided to make a triple being summer salad from scratch with dry beans. I thought that simply soaking the beans overnight was enough to get them to the softer texture that we're used to when they come out of the can I didn't know they also had to be cooked when I ate my bean salad for lunch. The next day. It seemed a little crunchy to me, but I figured I just hadn't soaked them long enough and continued to eat it. A couple of hours later, I started having a lot of stomach discomfort bloating, and feelings of nausea. It so happens that I was starting my very first day of an internship with a couple of my classmates. We were in pharmacy school, go figure. So I talked to them about it. But we couldn't figure out what was wrong. Wrong when the day was over. I sat in my car in the parking lot for about an hour because I was too nervous that I would get sick during my drive home. When I finally mustered up the courage to start the forty five minute commute. I made it about ten minutes down the highway before I had to pull over and release my stomach contents on the side of the highway..
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"We've talked about on the show Ziggurats, for instance, you know, part of the point of building a structure like that was to have access to the top in some fashion because you are building a sacred mountain. You're building a holy place in the peak of that place is kind of the point it's like building skyscrapers today. Of course, you're gonna have either a restaurant who hopefully it revolves. A restaurant. You're going to have a tourist location or just like some super swing penthouse for Vladimir Putin to live in. You know, whatever the angle is like the top of the thing is not only important. It's kind of the point. Yeah. I see what you're saying. That's where you're gonna summon goes there. But also where you need to get into the building from. But you could access the building. Right. I mean, this is the whole plot of escape from New York. Remember the snake plus can lands on the top of the World Trade Center. And that is how he enters the the penal island of New York City. So I think what you're saying is that the ancient Egyptians anticipated. They would need to architecturally justify the plot of escape from New York. Yes. Okay. Believe that's what's happening. These are just some ideas. I don't know to what extent looking at ziggurat if this holds up across all cultures perhaps by the time of this. Hollywood ancient Egyptian structure. They were just like a Russa Ruth. I dunno. Thanks for getting in touch. David. These were these were some great points to discuss and some stuff. I'd never thought about before. Even though I still hold that. I think raiders is probably the best action adventure movie. I guess it depends on what else you count and comparing like older and recent ones that can be kinda difficult more recently. I don't know. I feel like it's kinda hard to beat fury road. Right. Oh, yeah. That one was terrific. The Mad Max film. The that's probably the the best pure action adventure film that that I've seen it's come out in recent years. So anyway, yes, always happy to talk about raiders of the lost ark. All right. Well on that note as we leave the ark of the covenant behind us. Let's take a quick break. When we come back. We will dive into even more listener mail. Everybody Capital One is building a better Bank one that feels and acts nothing like typical Bank..
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"But it would just been a longer movie if it was just at the end of it somebody else who's Indies boss was his name, Marcus, Brody gentleman. Denham elliott. Yeah. It would it would kind of sucked the end of the movie was just Brody reading a newspaper reading the ark of the covenant. Just took out all the the the leadership of the Third Reich. Interesting row, creative wouldn't have been the same. Yeah. Okay. The next point Nazis don't act like Nazis, David says what we know from history is the Nazis never showed restraint when. Taking historic artifacts. However when looking for the arc they do. They have found the map room and other buildings the snake room, and we hear they've been digging for months, why wouldn't they just dig out the buildings from the map it took solace team of a few hours to access the room. That was correct. If they did this then in a few months, they would have found it. Yeah. That might be a good point like the Nazis or the villains of the movie, but the movie actually doesn't make them bad enough. Yeah. I mean it it's weird looking back on on storybook Nazis. Yeah. Like occurring just the right time in history where it was like it's far enough away from the second World War. But also. Further removed from our current struggles in the world. I mean, it's always been important. I think to remove to remind everyone of how awful the Third Reich was how awful the Nazis were. And there were no there were no heroes among the Third Reich. But at the same time, I feel like it has become more important somehow to remind people of that today in part of that is because we are getting further and further away from the second World War. We're getting into a time where they are fewer actual there. Fewer people at carrying the actual flame of that of that that whole world that we have we thought we'd move beyond yelich. Maybe at the time. This movie was made. There was you could feel more confident that will it well Nazism. Some is something the world is now just done with. So you can make cartoonish historical Nazi characters. Now, it somehow feels a little more serious to have Nazi characters. Yeah. Yeah. It's certainly become a a more complicated thing to tack on your films. In fact, I can't think of of anything recently that has really struck a similar chord. I guess there are I mean there was like zombie. There's Nazis ambi- films that are coming out. So yeah. But I haven't seen them perhaps. We'll hear from listeners on this whole topic. All right next point where roof access hatches common in ancient buildings all three buildings that we see access had roof access points. And no indication that there are traditional doors. I am unsure. But I believe there is reference to the city being covered by a sandstorm that would mean that in the operation time of the city the ground level would be fairly consistent both internal and external to the buildings the map room shows this also, so why would they have a rooftop access in more modern times? I would believe we would for this. We would have this for maintenance. But with this city. Yeah. That's a good point. Why all these buildings have openings in the roofs. I mean, I can think of archaeological sites where there are Anchin structures that have opening openings in the roofs. I think of like some of the structures of like the in central Pueblo peoples of of New Mexico, sometimes there will be like the entrance to a building is in the center of the rooftop. I don't know if that kind of thing is common in ancient Egypt or not, well, I guess one thing that I that. I do think about is the fact that many of these ain't the ancient structures..
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"He says, quote, this is something you touched on and was brought up brought to popular culture in the TV show big bang theory. It is that despite Indiana Jones effort nothing he does stops the Nazis from accomplishing their go. And in fact, helps them whilst this is true. That is not the point of the movie for me. He is not meant to succeed. He is coming up against one of the greatest military forces of all time and to have him defeat them would be ridiculous. This was the point. I made in the episode that the genius of the climax of raiders of the law. Stark is that Indy is victorious in the end not by fighting. There's not a fight scene at the end of the movie he doesn't beat down the enemy and throw him off cliff or something instead India's victorious at the end by realizing what the arc means. That's his. That's his victory is that the Nazis don't understand what the arc means. Indy. Finally does right. And I I also go maybe off in the Olympics a little bit and say that I think our expectation that indeed should absolutely save the day and should be a real, you know, a factor in the scenario that this is perhaps a poisoning of the well brought on by argest of session with superhero movies and also at narrative so Lord of the rings, right? And I I love a good superhero movie. I I love I love ablaze twos. One of my favorites. I also into it some of the recent marvel films as well, but in those films, the superhero absolutely has to save the day. That is the trope. You can't have just a small story or even a, you know, a very exciting store that sort of taking place in the foreground or the background of larger events. Likewise, an epic fantasy like Lord of the rings. It is about the individuals who do the key. Things that save the world. Well, I mean, I think it's that these modern marvel movie writers have read TSA Elliott's critique of hamlet, and they're like, okay. We don't wanna have an ineffectual hero the way hamlet is who's just indecisive doesn't ultimately fix anything. So we we've got to go in the opposite direction. Instead have these like boring. Perfect do everything right here. Don't get me. Started rating on more. Again. I I'm not hating on the my joy, some of them as as well to actually I like the ironman movies. Oh, yeah. The third one especially I really dug the shame black one. So on one hand, I think part of it is you can't look to to every movie and expected to accomplish the same things that the superhero film does. So certainly one can't look to every film and expect it to have exactly the same beats as a superhero film and have the protagonist engage in the overall narrative and exactly the same way. I have to say that. I enjoy Minia story where the the hero or the protagonist doesn't really change the outcome of events, or it's just a smaller story, and you get the sense of something larger something more epic taking place that they may have limited interaction with, you know, the kind of story I love even more is the one where the stencil heroes, actually quite ineffectual. And it is the side kick or some of their ally who has to do all the actual work. Of course. I guess it's the Don Quixote model, but grant example of this is big trouble in little China. Oh, absolute Jack Burton's, just not very useful. And Wang is the real hero. Right. But then at the same time he does. Have at least one key moment to shine. Yeah. And and this comes back to discussion that that I know that we've had with Lauren Fogel bomb talking about stories films that cetera or even short stories as well where there's a lack of agency in the character where you reach a point where it's just stuff happening to that individual. And they're not actually going beyond. At least like India's doing something he is saving his own life and the life of Marian towards the end. And and then there's some arguments for some other things that are going on there as well. But it doesn't become just a like a psychedelic freak out of the ark. Which very well could have been because you're doing with ark of the covenant. Anyway, David continues the next point that he touches on is the idea that Belloc saves Hitler. Okay..
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"Again. I think this is a very good point. I think that you know, we mentioned this in the episode like is this story about what the orchid the Philistines. Is it supposed to be funny? I think the outcomes and punishments that they specify for the for the Philistines they came up with those because they were supposed to be funny and like humiliating now I can't help. But imagine the Arkansas covenant on an open mic stage with the brick wall behind it kind of get into members of the audience. Yes. And so I mean, even well one funny thing you point out there is the brick wall often, you watch the brick wall comedian and the people in the audience are laughing, but we're today like this isn't. Honey, what's going on? So humor definitely gets lost even across a single generation or two, you know, you look at the stand up comics of the nineteen eighties. Not always funny anymore. Obviously some amount of humorous loss between the bronze age and now and lost in translation. So it can be difficult to tell is. It's supposed to be funny or not I think it probably is. I think this is supposed to be kind of like in the Miller's tale when the guy gets the hot iron and his butt. Anyway, coming back to to finish Amelia's Email. She says in short Jawa in his sacred art don't mess around. If this interpretation has legs. It seems not only punishes partake paint. But takes pains to customize his outrage to the deity in question for people whose history is riddled with oppression and assault. This sort of Justice would hold special significance possibly even dark humor. And then she add some words of thanks. And so thank you Milia. Yeah. This makes a great point. And I think this really adds to to our consideration of where these stories come from and what they might have meant. Yeah. And some made up my out there might think well, I like the idea of the arc using humorless laser beams might it's enemies rather than humor. But after remember too that far more than than than than laser beams. Humor is a power that can topple. God's and topple too radical rule it cetera. I believe even. Reading the name of the rose by Berta wacko. Absolutely. Yeah. And that is one of the big themes in the book the power and the danger of comedy to to threaten the the power of a divine being nothing is more terrifying. To the narcissist in the tyrant than the laughter that people are unable to contain at him. Right. I mean, this is this is the power of the, you know, the emperor's new clothes etcetera. All right was long as we're talking about the Arca. We have another a bit of male here that comes to us from David David says, Hello, Robert. And Joe I enjoyed the latest podcast is I do most of your episodes. Although as well, you know, I mean, we cover a lot of different topics hero. We realized that that every episode is not going to be for every listener. Of course, he can. Although as I have a mild case of missile phony up at the front sequence as you begin to almost whisper. I did begin to feel slightly enraged well well. But you know, this is another case where some some listeners may have a problem with whispering. We know for a fact that multiple listeners will put us on as they're going to sleep. So, you know, it kinda goes both ways can't please everybody can't be. Everybody's dream come true. Anyway, he continues. I thought you might like to read some observations that I have made over multiple viewing of raiders of the lost ark. Oh, alright. Because we did we talked about raiders of the lost ark at length. In those episode got a little carried away one point. I think we just basically accidentally turned it into a movie crush up for about ten minutes. So sorry about that. It was not on purpose. But you know, it was a little bit of purpose. All right. So he continues to several different areas. He focuses on here. First of all the idea the Indy has no effect on the outcome..
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"Now, we always need to be clear, we're not necessarily advocating the idea that this is like a record of a historical event that actually needs explanation. But what these people have have had in mind so Amelia continues why would the arc myth? Choose mice and quote Imran's in the Philistines secret parts as a specific punishment related to the defiling of their patron. God could these two plagues have had particular significance relating today guns role in philistine, Ian, culture. This is a great question. Because so many of the answers were looking at it from the modern perspective, they were saying, hey, we know that mice and and in certain swellings, we can we can sort of build a plague theory out of that Vanek plague theory, but indeed like what is the the original context? Yeah. So yeah. And what would this? What would this imagery have meant to the people who compose? As the story. So Emilia continues in college. I took a class on biblical exegesis which refers to critical and scholarly analysis of the ancient texts exegesis uses historically, relevant, social and mythological lenses to interpret obscure, biblical passages. One of the first things you learn from biblical exegesis is the Old Testament is riddled with allusions to Sumerian mythology. I won't bog down the Email with specific cases. But the overall effect is a vivid illustration of an era fraught with interfaith lore. The bre hammock. Nomads of the Old Testament did not likely operate within the metaphysical monotheism, which characterizes later Christians Yala Judy in modern terms, we may interpret the Jews devotion to Jawa using a contemporary Christian concept of one all powerful existent. Daddy, but exegesis study suggests this conclusion may be faulty for the Hebrews of the bronze age fertile crescent, y'all way more likely stands as the supreme God. Nested within a culture of Sumerian devised. Polytheism y'all way is not the only God. But he is the true God and his communication with his children of Abraham elicits an important cultural shift in humanities philosophy on relation to the divine. I remember picking up on this as a kid in in Sunday school class. Oh, yeah. Because when you're reading those Old Testament stories it's clear that there are other gods. They are doing stuff, and yeah, you know, certain people may explain them away is oh with another really demons. But no in the text they really come off as gods. Oh, yeah. I think this is absolutely clear. I mean, this is one of the many cases where the bible as a whole the Hebrew bible in the New Testament, both represent multiple cities of the Allah. Geez. You know? The writers who are writing the different books and passages and even the stories that were compiled into these books had different points of view. And so some of the may have only believed that one God existed. But I think it's a clear strong strain of thinking in many books of the Hebrew bible. There are other gods. It's just that. There's only one God worth worshipping. There's only one God that that matters only one God that's worthy in that is the God of Israel. And so I think Melia makes a great point about us bringing are sort of bringing one theological context to ancient ancient text. Oh, without realizing that it might not actually be appropriate. So anyway, she continues assuming this theory is correct. The Hebrew people were well versed in the religious lore of their geographical. Heritage in this case day gone presents as one in a series of older rival entities, which always superiority lays low Joe notes in your second episode that day on despite his fishy. Reputation was worshipped as a God of grain and possible sexual for Tilleke taking this into consideration. A plague of mice notorious defiles of grain seeds past and present is humorously self evident more disturbing is the notion that the Imran's in the Philistines. Secret parts may not be him Royds or tumors in the anus, but growths on the genitalia Robert mentioned some studies leaning in the direction regarding a syphilis outbreak. But whether or not the ark of the covenant employed syphilitic biowarfare, the idea of disfiguring disease, which ravages the genitals of those whose patron is a fertility God smacks of poetic irony..
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"Hey, you wasn't a step to blow your mind? My name is Robert lamb, and I'm Joe McCormick. And we find ourselves here. This is you know, every year people ask, hey, how do you get all the the episodes into the vault? So they can one day. Become vault episodes today's the day. It's it's ongoing. Carney has been loading the episodes from twenty eighteen into the vault all day. And then at the end of of that effort, there was of course, a New Year's Eve party. So Carney is pretty worn out. Man. I am. So sick of the sound Carney makes when he's backing up. Yeah. It's it's it's a bit knowing, but you know, he has to back backup, especially when he's carrying the heavier loads such as the episode and the ark of the covenant. But I'm glad that has been filed away in the vault as well. Debra just gonna have to get it back out again when those top top men show up to look at it. Yeah. It's true. So yeah, it's it's been a fun year. And we're about to enter into a new year for stuff to blow your mind. I think it's gonna be pretty exciting already have some some some pretty fabulous topics lined up there, of course, other topics we've been meaning to get to all of twenty eighteen that are now going to be twenty nineteen episodes like, you know, what I realized as we never did science of Highlander too. I know it we we've been trying all year twenty nineteen must happen because I wanna lie and say, it's our most requested episode. I that's true the most requested by us. But and then we have a lot of sway over what gets done. We just we just need to make an effort to see it again. But I also wanna do Highlander too because there are other movie based episodes that I would love to to cover. I would love to really just dig into David Kronenbourg video drum, for example. I was rewatching parts of that for an episode. We're going to be re recording, you know, where we only like. Marginally mentioned video drunk, but there's so much meat on the bone there. Well, especially in the digital age the way, basically, I think we're living in a world where we have all become max Rin brainwashed by media and turned into killing machines that are doing the bidding of the people who create our media. Yeah. Indeed. I I think they're the metaphor even stronger now. But today, we're doing the listener mail thing Carney is is going to be roused just enough. So that he might deliver some listener mail to us, and we once more another month passes, and we have a number of great bits of listener correspondents to refer to here. All right. So we already mentioned the ark of the covenant Bouch should look at some mail on the subject of the arc. Now. If you haven't heard it we did a couple of episodes in November. I was in November when we do those episodes. It was the first week of December because it ended up accidentally corresponding with Hanukkah this year. Okay. We'll anyway, we were talking about the legendary artifact the ark of the covenant as it appeared in of. Of course in the bible, but in Indiana Jones movies, and then in these scientific interpretations where people are sort of practicing what we called bronze punk where they look back to legends and myths from the bronze age and say what what if actually people were using some kind of science or technology here. And so a meal you gets in touch with us in response to these episodes. She says, hey, Robin. Joe you are the covenant episodes are officially two of my all time favorites as an unabashed lover of ancient history, both academic and pseudoscientific I was glued to my ear. Buds your discussion of the mutilated day, gone statue and subsequent plagues got me thinking. Now, remember the story here. The ideas that the Philistines there's a story told in the bible where the Philistines took the arc from the ancient Israelites. They took it to the temple of day on God. But then the our did a bunch of mischief while it was among the Philistines destroyed the statue of their God dig on. And it ended up giving them what the original translate. Into English called Murad 's in their secret parts, right? And we had a lot of fun in that episode looking at various theories regarding what those Imran's could have been..
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"On the fly is fantastic. They probably just know what she can do in her. It's probably improv what song she's going to do. But they know she can do too funny. They know she can do Bjork. I'm with doll. But how how good is she they should have her do Bjork now. What a great and she kept it looks like both of them. Yeah. She's again, she's very talented. I just don't think maybe she, you know, the some cast members are better at executing skits because they have to go in. I think on one day Mondays or Tuesdays do that horrible pitch meeting. Everybody is sitting around a table. And they have to throw it I- throw out ideas. Maybe she's just less of an idea person. And more of a great execute have dooby York. I would I would watch it every week. I would love to see her do, maybe it'd be your talk show or. Got to know and be orc doing a home improvement show. Or I don't know. There's some concept there that with Bjork and while that's a good Gwen Stafani too. So. I'm looking at her bird news as a picture of her dresses, Sarah Silverman. I'm not even hearing your talk. But she looks just like interfaces twisted up like totally. Talking about Melissa VS and your from SNL. She was like I said she was a featured cast player cast member last year. And I think they made her a permanent member of the cast this year. So she's good. She's she's one of the brighter spots. SNL? Just hasn't been good lately though. Horribly inconsistent. I don't know. I mean, and Michael J in college Oester, the head writers. Maybe it's time to replace them. Because it's just it's it's not it's not consistent. There's no there's way more bad than good. In the weeks. And I I don't know the Alec Baldwin thing is getting all just I don't know how many how many more Mr. Trump jokes. Can you make? Yeah. I mean, even if you don't like even if you don't like the president. It's just kind of like the same note, you know, the same no played over and over again, I got to find something new. I just there's not a lot of reason to tune in. So I don't know. Coming up with spit from the politics. Yeah. Have Gwen Stefani? Or go to the store or something or your something to swans? I don't know. Don mclean. Should we give something away? Yes. Yes. We'll be giving away. Okay. A seventy five dollar patio town gift card and twenty five dollars worth of grilling accessories from Napoleon. Ooh..
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"It's one thing to give them separate. Storylines a skilful writer would do something in which we see something in the human room and it's mirrors what's happening in the orc room. I think that might be what they're trying to go for that Durra tan when he goes back after running away from the human realm, and you know, saves black hand from being killed. Because black hand is seen as a coward in a traitor, someone that ran from the enemy, maybe that's supposed to be in contrast to the way we see humans. They're more ethical. I think we're supposed to like the humans because not only are we human, but they also seem more reasoned less brutal than these orcs, but they're not earning any of that here. It's just implied that humans would side with humans. And the further along this movie gets it's becoming apparent to me that this was almost written as if they had a trilogy. Gee, to tell. And then about halfway through the movie, somebody's like, you know what? We're not going to guarantee a trilogy want you to squeeze it into one movie, but yet they're still so much here to leave trails for sequel, but at no point do I believe while watching this movie that they have an idea of where it's going to go beyond looking at what the games did and what happened in the future games and probably the books since a lot of these characters come from the books that you mentioned games, and that's the route that's why we're doing this series as why we're covering this movie. When I think about what I saw that game. Well, it's about strategy. I don't care who to side with show me cunning on the battlefield, show me people that come up with an ingenious way to win the battle or take the crown or do something. Cool. Unfortunately, I don't see a lot of strategy here. It's essentially about how do we keep the gate open. It's really a movie about a door. There's a little bit of hand waving towards that strategy. You're talking about Stewart, there's some seen in the war room where they. They have their hexagonal topographical map where they're talking about having so many men along this ridge and keeping them contain along the south Bank of this river. Yeah, that stuff is what I wanted to understand in like, but they just race right through that. I never understand a single word that king says, no, not only is there not much craft is not much war here, right? There's a lot of plotting. There's a lot of talking, but we never even win the credits roll. Get a major war, like the end of return of the king, which is how this should be. I'm know that you're gonna say listeners, but this is fellow ship. We need to wait three movies for that. Guess what? Every level of war craft? I started off with my few guys go cut down a tree, and I ended by storming a castle, and then I did it again the next time I want a War. I get a battle that I don't even understand when we get there. And there was one other scene. They have like an aerial shot where you can see villages burning that was the only. Time. I felt like what I was looking at, looked like a video game screen by and large. The battle is in the distance. You see smoke, you see fire, you do not get there in the thick of it, and I don't know why choices made. It's a PG thirteen movie, but I feel like with it being no cap, animated. There's a lot more leeway to show violence and get away with it. They could have done it. I will say, would we do get fighting scenes. We have an early battle in the woods. They are playing around with that PG thirteen. They're earning it a little bit. There's a lot of gratuitous fighting and skull crunching and bones breaking. It's not pulling punches and trying to be disneyesque in its fights. I mean, it's, we're seeing humans get smashed by huge hammers that is true. The fact that it's animated does not mean that small children should see this movie or would appreciate it. I do think that they are going for something more sophisticated something more adult..
"orc" Discussed on The Young Turks
"Power panel. Okay. We've got a great panel. Great guests with you guys. Obviously, huge guests here. Nando villa. Great to have you back. All right. No seriously. By the way, Nando was executive producer, Trump land in EMMY nominated documentary. The follow up to that produce great to have you back Nando and then Alexander. Great to have you here on be here. You know, this is where it started and a lot of ways, so. All right. Thank you. Thank you for coming out. I can't. We talk about these stories and the lovely and brilliant Annika, spirit. Happy to be here. Yes. So by the way, in the second hour, James Thompson and other just democrat is going to be on the panel. He is running Kansas fourth district and. He he's closing closing. So on the same day, James, Thomson is within four points in Kansas in that district a district that they that the Republicans had an over twenty point lead in, and now it's only down to four. Okay. And just in over the wires now over the wires, still think anyway, better orc within four points of Ted Cruz here comes Batum. There goes Ted Cruz. By the way. The other night I wrote after old school, I wrote an adding Ted Cruz that I'd love to run one. All right. So, and is gonna do most of the stories today? And we've got amazing stories for you guys. How's it Konami doing? What kind of denial is Donald Trump in to me the story about how the Trump administration asked the ACLU do its job to do the government's job. Amazing. That's maybe the most amazing story of today, but I'm gonna, do I who stories for you guys and they do have a little bit to do with you, so. Okay. So let's start. So dear now, good folks and some people will not such intentions attacking. One of our panelists here Zanjeer across Cortes and also using the wrong famous. So for the people with good intent, light, Trevor, no, from the daily show, I think he means anything bad by at all. But when when you're on jayjay, he said, there's those who say, look, I agree with you, but how do you pay for this? How do you make it economically feasible, referring to Medicare for all. There's some who are you and say, I hear what you're saying. Miss Cortes and I'm with you, but fifteen dollars minimum wage may stifle economic growth. So before the band guys, Fox News,.
IBM gets boost from new businesses, tops estimates
"Dot com what needs to happen before the stock abide bmc can finally get momentum going everyone thought the company needed to get sales go and again but that happened the first quarter of the stocks remain listless we heard that ibm's new fast going cricket impertinence division which includes their cloud business needed to start off setting the slower legacy business they do they deliver on the promises and yet the stock still trades in laughable ten times earnings so let's go to take tonight ibm reported some solid numbers four cent earnings beat off a three or four basis higher than expected revenue of three point seven percent year on top of that magic maintain their for your guides which may not sound like much but when you're stock trades just ten times earnings really hitting the estimates or slightly beat them as a big deal so to help digest these results which i think seem darn good let's check in with morton schroeder he's the senior vice president of ibm mr schroder welcome back to bad money to see more never seen you jim thank you thanks for the time martin i see this better than expected revenue number twenty billion dollars i wanted to what it's made up of and whether you're happy with the gross margins that it generates sure two things because there's a lot there on in terms of trajectory you may remember already a year ago we said the trajectory each of these businesses was going to start to improve part of that was delivered again in the last ninety days when we grew revenue good single digit growth right pretty consistent with what we talked about the elements of that consistent with what we've been in the past very good systems performance again we said already that the mainframe when we announced it was going to have a short orc in a long arc to it and that long arc is playing out quite well we also got good growth in some of our cloud businesses we got good growth in in elements of our analytics portfolio which sits in cognitive solution so so the revenue trajectory we're quite pleased with and we think we think that we can keep momentum going on the margin side if you have some mixed issues on margin as we always do right but the trajectory continues to improve from where we were so seen the gross profit dollar growth out of that revenue and we'll see margin we'll see margin stabilization okay i want to see that i also was gratified to see four point seven billion dollars in cloud you're talking about a run rate for cloud that makes you one of the largest cloud companies but we don't hear enough about it i love the fact that you issued some of the winds talk about the winds how big they are and whether the competitive sure so look this is a competitive industry right we've got some fierce competitors they invest heavily we invest heavily so let's look at the wind for instance that we had industrial area it's a it's a win across all of the government okay so the government very adept very very good about how they procure how they think about their on a journey just like enterprises are and that journey includes cloud that journey includes analytics that journey includes some new technologies like blockchain and quantum and things so we were able to go in and compete for what is a billion dollar contract industry leeann dollars so about seven hundred and fifty million us big big platform play to help the government now take their vision of how a government should run by twenty twentyfive again these are long long right how they should run by twenty twentyfive we'll bring in all our technologies we have the process expertise to help them put it in place and importantly i think it's a good measure of what we've talked to all our customers about which is you can trust us you can trust us with your data you can trust us to talk about that because there are some companies in the value of some people regard as being compromised and you see a pick up some wins from people just say look i gotta go with ibm because your history is to not give up information yeah i think there are a couple of things that are really important for our clients one we don't compete with our clients right so so that's really important to them they know when our financial model looks like and they know that we don't have.
"orc" Discussed on Kickass News
"Space alien showing up didn't see many stranger worse than anything out if they were contemplating the define and didn't work the orc have something to do with garry marshall's son being a big star wars fan that was exactly that his son was about six or seven at the time and so of course kids at that point were totally obsessed with star wars and so it was his suggestion he's wanted to see a space alien on the show and so that's you know it's it's a much gentler space alien it's real i mean the fact that they call the episode my favorite organ is very much a reference of course to my favorite martians no no darth vader character like that on but it's funny the mork that appears in that episode of a little more malicious you know that that the big you know he wants to basically you know steal ritchie cunningham away and bring him back to work because he's the most he's the most average person on earth so he'd make a great specimen and then he kinda gets one over by fonzie a little bit becomes kind of interested in him and then wants to steal him back so he's a little bit more nefarious than he would be on on working mindy one aspect of this book that's gotten a lot of attention with the times up movement is his co star from morgan mindy pin dover told you about how robin would i guess grab her boobs and our bud on the said and expose himself and yet she seems to be fairly forgiving of it and talks very fondly of him why was it was it just taking as that's robin clowning around rather than some nefarious you know predatory intent or what i think there are some layers to this you know i think it's worth unpacking because you're right i mean first of all he he did behave that way to her and that's not a way that someone should behave in any kind of professional setting even in a you know tv environment now with pam you know she and robin were great friends and and really support in each other and looked out for each other they were about the same age they had both grown up in michigan didn't know each other but we're from from you know similar part of the country and they really had almost a kind of sibling relationship in that way and she sends early on that robin hit had a kind of misbegotten childhood there's another story that she relates where you know he's kind of you know acting out in some way and you know just as a joke she says to him who raised you the household help and he says yeah and he's not kidding that you know he basically saw you know his nanny as much as own mother at times drawing up so you know they they they looked out for each other in that way but robin also i mean that was a way that he related particularly to to women and people describe that also in his early standup accident sometimes he would just grab a woman's breasts that are nowhere kinda you know make honking noises and people thought it was a riot but i think even though he may not have intended it in his interactions with pam daub or a kind of a come on or you know a sexual provocation i mean it's still they're still a power dynamic at play i still think it's a way of somebody somebody who has power somebody who is just kind of coming into his own as a star and realizing you know this is my show he's doing something heard that that she can't say no to that you know she can't retaliate in any way even if he doesn't necessarily mean it that way or mean it consciously i still think that's at play in that in that kind of dynamic and even there aren't other i didn't come across other co stars from later films tv shows that you know had similar interactions with him but i do think it's kind of you know endemic to you know to how people behaved in tv though and that doesn't mean that it's a permissible it's fun because that era of robin williams is so indelible to me i remember you know happy days and morgan mindy where my shows when i was a.
"orc" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Is that like the orc if you remember the orc in the first scene goes into bodega they're just knocking people around is you have your member as utopia like see ins utopia the police literally just like running their neighbor just like driving through neighborhoods and it's this idea that lays a foundation for the idea that the police consider just do whatever they want as long as they find the bad guy like that is really dangerous and i would say drugs to the imagery around drugs that we saw for decades it's like every user drugs is like the most person you could ever see in a community and it's those sort of ideas and images and actually do a lot of damage in hold back like the structural things from changing culture and fine and then you're like the worst person ever like those are choices yeah well you know it also again i feel like i've been doing history school for the last year and a half working on this book but it seems i'm encouraged by your feeling that the system can be changed i'm also pretty dismayed by the the intention ality of a lot of this that it seems like if we can if we if they can ensure that large portions of the population of color can't vote right to eliminate them from the system altogether i mean there seems to be i was saying to rabi for we were talking there seems to be this last gasp will old white people who are just absolutely terrified that this sort of dreamlike nostalgic world they think existed at one point is going to disappear how do you change a system where you've got people who are intentionally trying to use the legislative process they're lying about it or trying to purposely enfranchised people whose voices ought to be you're not lying about it they're doing it right in front of our eyes and it really takes power i mean basically you're right people making decisions that you have to power to make decisions and voting rights i mean that that is being done in front of our eyes all over the country in state legislatures we just have to see it and acknowledge that it.
"orc" Discussed on Omnibus
"Thing from our planet it's true i speaking to aliens right now who've called an ice our planet they i discovered us via experimental radio transmissions from world's fairs probably once again it all comes back to world's fair kaga i'll world's i'll bop fair it the saint louis would world's be the fair first the beginning thing of all sort of tran so aliens although that are going was to be listening transmitted to mostly what by do you think why we broadcasts are from world's fairs like maybe fetig some kind so ly of that we'd callum be it good is if that's a the natural first thing almost they hear way right of it's like pre the a intro pun to some digitally kind of news program i soon or transmitting whatever do it'd be like like the the aliens clicking information are like of rear clog what's dancer and wrong then it's like with people the the sound old fashioned of folk thing of dancing they'd lighting be like hey fires or on mountains a stick it out right guys leading people at all on the ships the other at sea mountain across the way see the fire on your mount fiv that the orc army is imminent and we need mount mounted a defensive vise on gore like why would you ever invent an antenna as long as you got a bunch of dudes on mountains with fire you can do patterns in the fire patents in the fire right so you can do islands in the stream.