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"Gives me hope but the fact that it's being made doesn't so we'll see. Yeah i mean. We'll certainly i look forward to like it coming out. Probably bomb off somebody. I look forward to the inevitable last season to where they try and know. I don't know if they're going to draw. The first game like four seasons are going to have of enough. I look forward to that eventually. Trying to push the second game. Which is you know. I feel like i record at this. Point is controversial at best to an entire season based on eight. yeah. I love that game and anthony. Great time with that game. I love that game so it's just the you know. I don't know how far the casual overseer spreads out across the nation so don't spoil anything pretty well they're supposed bush. Okay well know. They killed jewel gilman away. That's real fucked up. Which i thought was great and i i typically when when when they announced a secret love definitely gonna kill him like especially. Let me in the marketing. All joel ortona ellie. And she's on a path revenge. She's hating this person. Well somebody killed joel capital bag unless it was under that the her girlfriend and i was like maybe they do that route but i realized likely joel die harder to see the mentor. Figure guy hardly so eight plus for them for being my expeditions. I love it. I think he should be the game. I had house this video games. My house and i probably still laris on my pc. That's about to go tim. Your lights is changing the us playing. Replaying a hitman. The the third one came out recently fantasy. Those games love their unique play three. They're really. I mean i real weird opinions about the new series. Because they're all really good but they're all the same game. Yeah they just with more. They two and three moslems been deal. See that because they don't really change anything that you even have the same like home. Screener you start. Street is literally the same things just it goes on. You know you can scroll to the right a little bit. Further remers more missions. Now that's out set them. That's how i. But yeah. I feel like how much what how much these games six full price retail now but they'll really replay. They're they're. they're made to be replaceable. So i can you know. It's it's it's like that goofy sorta age forty seven. This incredibly scary looking motherfucker can put on like chicken out. Big like giradi you in front of somebody. Nobody will know because it's That's they're mostly they're mostly like sandbox. Like see how you could kill this person with the most points like get the highest score as not so much like a story. Although i'm sure there is something tying it together. It's more salt lake now story ads. It's like reject be script. James hansen exactly. So it's more just enjoy killing these people in different ways and get the most points so they could just make several domino blocks down. You know you wanna make. She can make a funny pattern. That's essentially what that what those games exact or you can. Just do what. I do when i like. Fuck it up and just shoot. Somebody run away. Because i want to beat the mission there that works. I'm not saying you're the best assassin but you..
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"I also don't think pedro pascal like a good fit for joel zone. That was picked. I just think that he's He's the guy right now his hot right now lorraine narcos wasn't now he's like the guy you have to pick him but you know i don't really think he looks like or sounds like that from american mortar story. Actually that the first season you know what i'm talking about at least steeler looks like an with a beard so that's not a huge concern because i don't think the girl too much l. e. either which is really a pro. I'm not one of those guys that gets upset. If a black character place assert itself as long as it doesn't like being specific race or like ethnicity religion is crucial at carried out. Give you shit. But i don't really feel like he's a good fit is music. I feel the show is much more likely to fucking than it. Why agree with you on that. I think pedro pascal. Fantastic actor so. I wouldn't be surprised if he can pull off a good performance but again like we already know troy baker's performance with joel. So well as some you know we spent hours days with these characters so to see somebody else step in there. I'm not opposed. Yeah i'm not opposed to Other people playing characters or if they adjust the way they look. I know i marks our last episode. We talk about The shawshank redemption. Originally in the stephen king short story read is supposed to be some irish dude but morgan freeman played him in the films. That's a fantastic choice. Because morgan freeman is a great actor. So i i'm not worried about the characters for how they look or whatever because i'm i'm certain these are great actors. I just don't know if. I am all that interested in something that i've already experienced so to really have to pull a watchman and give me something completely new to experience but also accessible to a new audience that they're trying to capture so it's kind of difficult. What but that's the another thing. If i can keep going on that watchmen the hbo series Is very unique because it's not that accessible to common people. It's not something you know you can watch with mom and dad. You've never heard of the comics. It's a direct and very pointed sequel of the comic books even watching. The film won't do much help. If you wanna watch the series you gotta read the comics. I it's a very direct sequel. So they've done stuff like that before it just out of sheer artistic value while which is why i really appreciate. Hbo in the content. They put out so yeah no they should be oh part..
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"By training. We have your detailing plans for tonight jenny. Now that didn't you know everything was up work. Otherwise i'm doing fine. You're doing fine. There's there's more there's stuff. I wanted a mental. You mentioned that. I have my list so i just wanna make sure hold on. Hold on so There i wanna pull up the link. So i could have a fucking read it okay. They're doing a last of us. Hbo series okay. Yeah you did mention there. Yeah so the last of us. Hbo series and i'm very interested in this For a couple of different reasons one being. I don't give a shit about the fact that it's a series. I can just play the game so they really have to impress me But i want to discuss that part of it too because when it comes to games being made into movies or like comic books being made into movies Any kind of media being made into another former media the point for me is. Why do i give a shit. I already experienced this especially with something like last of us. It's already so cinematic. You're playing a movie. These these actors are these actors are like some of them deserve fucking awards for their performances. Like these games now are fucking nuts. The why why'd you need a movie of this but to reach out to people who don't play video games which is a shame so i. It's really sad that this that this exists but there is a way for them to impress me. The same way watchmen kind of impressed me. I wasn't excited for that. But yeah i the before you get into that. I feel like it's like people still think that if you put on tv it's legitimising the story. Even though video games can be illegitimate and like touching story in itself. You don't need to like bring it like when the death note like live action. Movie came out and the advertiser live action. Movie came out all that garbage ultimately at the end of the day you could still say. Hey i still have the original story. I can enjoy anyway. Oh yeah oh yeah. Yeah but now. I'm just confused as to why. Now i know they make money share like it's going to make money but when was the last time you saw a video game movie or like a some kind of like a media transference of content. Whatever the fuck that was good. Enjoy the oh. This is great. I enjoy this good I don't think the witch is okay the show. Oh yeah yeah. I mean it's okay. It's not only not as good as everyone. I think Like but again. What's his face. Gerald henrik based off. That's based off a book series game. Yeah i think that most people in the states know it as a video game because the folks really big in poland and navy eastern europe but not not much. Not really you know. It's not game of thrones right. it's not like a worldwide on. Yeah yeah. I will say that So i heard that they were doing the last. I kind of had that sink. Thought man that was law I do think that a tv show is probably better because it..
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"That stupid. Note the ransom note has to be fake. It has to be fake. My god all right. All right i think. Cpr did it themselves to get good press and they made the speak note. Read the well. It didn't really work because apparently everyone celebrating. So it's good press for gunfire fuck. Everyone's really happy. What was me kind of things like. Oh you feel so bad for them. So i found the ransom. No hello cd project. Read a million exclamation points. You have been ethically phoned you have. We don't full copies of the source code from Pre four server for cyberpunk twenty seventy seven which your three gwen and the unreleased version of which you're three a million exclamation points also dumped all of your documents relating to accounting administration legal hr investor relations and more. Hello i think these guys mean business that they said they save on so they must be pretty cool. I thought that was dead aramaic. So that's why. I think it's like some glamour and see the project red writing fake note yet also we have encrypted all of your servers but we understand that you can most likely recover from backups. If we will not come to an agreement than your source codes will be sold her leaked in your documents. What we sent her context and gaming journalism. Your your public image will go down to share. Even more people see how shittier company functions investors will lose trusting accompanying the staple dive even lower. You have forty eight hours to contact us that. Can you send that to me. I want to post frazier the daily contact information. I don't contacting well. I doubt they would. I doubt they would show if this is real. I doubt they would release any of that information yet. But they probably have that if it's real They didn't release it. But i don't think it's i don't think this is real. I think this is bullshit. I think they just trying to get some attention. Maybe some like karma humidifier sold themselves poems. I haven't heard the word ponce epic ten years you know. All that was missing was like epic fail to know that there is a sixty five year old on goodwill typing in like what young people say. Yeah usually trying chocolate off their cyberpunk. Twenty seventy seven was an epic fail. Yeah you really bad. Luck brian's yourself. Mda's criminal shit but yeah cyber pound. So that's all i have to offer. That was pretty good though. Why kenny with is there anything else. Yeah why are you making noise. Why are you hurting. Why am i making it harder for me later. Yeah do just ruining your day tomorrow exactly. that's all. I had on catching up from last week. Actually.
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"Make sense. It makes nothing nothing that they do make it available. They have their disney vault where they just throw something never fifty years and they won't touch it and then you know it'll come out for like two weeks in a special edition but even disney doesn't do that anymore. Which they're further beyond their behind disney you. Wow this fucking crazy. It's fucking crazy that it's now confirmed that the nintendo switch can play any game from any console. Yeah right as of now who could play any game for many council. It's tokyo game game or not. Yes getting new games so the fact that not everything is on the everything should be on. Switch people wanna play these games. They wanna play the portable so everything should be on the switch. Why the fuck. Can i play these games on the switch when i know they can be on the switch money crazy me considering that like i haven't fallen tunnel to to too closely but i feel really hit and miss with almost everything they put out in the last couple of years. That wasn't the switch you know. Like the switch was sort of their comebacker. Everyone wanted it. Now it's like the most popular dads that because nothing relaxing than just laying down on the couch and plan. We actually have to save games from the we you and bring him back to switch so that people actually play them so yeah exactly better than it did a wonderful one as another excellent title wonderful. That's that's doing really well. I'm i'm going to be getting new mario game. I'm going to be getting a three d world. Okay yeah yeah. I like mario games like that. So yeah i'll pick it up. I don't care. I spend money on it nintendo. I want to give you money. Just let let malay on the switch. I'll give you money for it Put these games on the switch. I don't get it just made me tender. You will make the money back. It's fine you don't even have to jers the graphics up. I would play old school offering of time. Not even the three d. updated that you'll have to relax. Rapidly doesn't just poured it just poured it. It doesn't have to be a big deal. Just fucking poured it and you know what even if they did. Because look at a link to a link's awakening so.
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"I think you explained it to me earlier as like stadia with enough okay to understand exactly what was going to have a bad start right when you start comparing the stadium on compared to about but like. Where's google like thought that the internet service providers provide the interest infrastructure for them Amazon i believe like they have like an idea on how to provide infrastructure for streaming video game. They have the money behind them but their their model of purchasing games is channel subscription based. So you would get you would subscribe. And the example is like fourteen ninety nine a month for like an ubisoft channel specifically was the example. That came up so for fifty nine fifteen dollars a month you would be able to play all the games. Ubisoft says channel streaming for free ripping. Yes but but then it becomes like the issue television right or your Essentially subscribing to all these different channels and then like fifteen dollars a month for just be soft lake. And you know what's going to happen kenny. You know what's going to happen yoho pirates life for me everyone's gonna go and start pirating games again instead of just playing them. When they're readily available. I mean theoretically they'd still be releasing to like sony and microsoft and all at overall it this this model very but one of the bigger problems too. Is you know these guys never really intend to i. Fifteen dollars a month for like objectively terrible companies like for raymond. Four old stick in the mud but i prefer having like a physical council. I mean i prefer physical cds. Yeah you have to play on because then that game is like mine. And i don't ever have to give back to anyone and you know but the yeah this this model. There's too much for lying on google or on amazon or on anyone to continue supporting it and i think we still have google like last week or this day. Just kind of shut down. Everything happens blind. Should that on the less upset. You probably caught her. Like you know the really good podcast. We just made right casuals video game industry. It sounds a lot like how amazon prime video works and amazon. Prime's videos fucking sucks. It's like the worst model so but their content is good. They have good original founding. They do but they make you. You know. I hope you guys are sponsored by amazon now sponsored by anybody. Do you want to sponsor us. I'll talk to the firm i anyone. I'm talking anybody. Listening to all sponsors gives give us money. I'll i'll fuck any nazi memorabilia out fucking sponsor that snow crash. There's no wait. Played explained that to us. Excellent gray area. You cover front listen. I'm just saying if we can make it big and we only had to wear an armband like one time right. It's one time right. Grandma was.
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"Question. So that sounds a lot like the entirety of haiti's. I'll know where you're gonna the game. Haiti's that that mechanic of like you do something and then later on it comes up again like how you interact with characters. If you beat meg you talk there. And she talks to you if you lose to her. She says this you'll remember certain things. Whatever i do now my theory do you think that What what company Focus was that was that are. Yeah yeah do you think. Ea saw the success of hades and how that game was presented and was like fuck. We should probably patent this because this is similar. I don't think so it's There's not really much similarities. Because this is more game play an game mechanic oriented and that's for haiti's it's more of like pre scripted pre written just dialogue that pops up yet. I it's pretty different. It's i think it would be almost like son of frictional. Games is is developed bulletin. But it'd be like try to patent bullet been. Yeah it's definitely unique. But the fact that they're patenting it is concerning like that that opens the door for people's patent game mechanics and so only one company essentially has monopoly on like this pacific kind of game. 'cause packed and they did all these game mechanics. Yeah so have to improve or yeah they can hold you know. Typical capital the ad. We hate capitalists here right onto rock on that so that kinda reminds me so to put this into a different perspective. Would so this would be like you know the movie jaws Steve berg famous shot in jaws. Shut there's goddamn i on the If we ever spielberg but There's a very famous shot in that. it's called zoom and it's using shinohara movies It was probably used before jaws. But that's like the first one earliest use of it that comes to my mind but What it does is you get closer to the subject but the background looks like it's going farther away so kind of looks like that. I'm doing thing with my official. No but it's called the dolly zoom zoom. In as you pull back but anyway that would be like steven spielberg patenting that technique that he used and not letting any other make use it is. That is that compress comparable. Okay check up. Just want radio inspected for a little more lowbrow of version of that. It's like zack. Snyder decided to like slow-motion flight. Yeah again that.
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"Just want to wait a couple months and get it for twenty bucks on scenario trying to push this seventy dollars price tag. I was some day and they had the balls. I mean i'm not gonna lie. I'm not gonna throw. I bought that and call. Because i want something to just unwind with at the end of the endlessly But i think for the playstation five. It's like seventy lakhs. I would've fucking do. You certainly went by call. Eighty percent of bucks. I'm fairly fighting again. And dean salsa remake which is absurd because games like twelve years old yet. You know it's funny. You brought that up. Because i was thinking about that. With miles morales So that the seven dollar price point for most games. I'm not sure if it's universal how they're doing this but i've noticed it with a couple of games. Where miles morales are you know. Ps five game will be seventy bucks. The ps four. It's forty. I spent. Like i'm sorry fifty fifty It's forty nine ninety nine. So i spent fifty dollars. A miles morales on the playstation. Four games going to be a lot more when it comes on the ps five. If it's not already i'm not sure but I now here's the thing though. Miles morales a lot of people are complaining about it on the ps four. Because it feels like it's been downgraded real hard just to get it on that council. I haven't played it on the ps five. So i'm not sure how performs it looks pretty but that that's the buggies game i've ever fucking played before i played. Yeah yeah the each other a steer clear. Yeah i spent money order. i'm still looking at it. Because they've fucking gimme a refund fucked up. Yeah there's a good game in there somewhere. I'll play at one day but not any time soon. The northern scarred coach actually speaking of cyberpunk rather than doing my way. 'cause i didn't do much just released a few podcasts. Getting care anyway. I mean yeah i just nice i a lot on your kidneys. Were sort of podcast. Sell becoming a real machine.
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"It just can't carry on with the podcast. I heard characters that right. oh yea q. The ferry actually she would make more sense assist drafi. I feel explain why she would make more sense as assistant the gym. No that already main me like put me on the spot with catala show joe before i'm not gonna go into it with tiny pop. I don't even know what the fuck you're talking about. You could be sneezing for all. I know what's what's could tell it so far beyond having a stroke that's right to your podcast podcast man. Oh my god this guy this motherfucker but anyway tim. We're happy to have you. I guess we should talk about you so tim. How actually how was your week. So you got the switch. What else is going on in your life. So we got a basic boring non fund. Podcasts off is go to the gym law. My been doing real well my job. I have been playing What i was doing for house playing ghost of tsushima played that but yes yes. I just be a so. I'm beaten again. My roommate he got to the final flight with the is coating connor. Is that the name of the guy from lecomba. That's that's more combat. Thank your coca. Coca-cola other way you know the big island the fuzzy hat he got like right to the edge. Ray stops because he's masochistic plays hard difficulties. I don't do that. I'm a dedicated. Easy man because i challenged. I play games. We outnumber you. Kenny outnumber. Because i could beat you in the game so it doesn't matter if you also have fun either way so that means nothing at home play a fighting game with. Kenny is objectively not flung. At least one thing that i've ever done an entire life plow moral time. That was that hard for you I'm at one time. I played that north or strikers. Game comfortable you just kept beating me and i was gonna go pissed off into longer. How do you remember that kenny us. I was having fun because i was winning. Maybe winning every now and again. So maybe poor poor people should try not being poor paracel. True lawyer spoken like kenny. How was your week. we'll tim. Attempt your subscription is really good and it surprised me because looking at it. It doesn't look to me very fun. Just to explain the game mechanics teammate. It seems like every other assassins Sandbox assassinate s game But really the the combat great but really it's a it's the co paint. I think it's just a setting in the little things. The game does aggregate very enjoyable. I don't think i've ever been bored. planning it's just. It's just a fun guy. So i agree stories. Yeah the stories fantastic I'm not a big so the game. Plays fun once you get used to it at first for me. It was a bit weird not having like a system. It kind of like an arkham ask kind of fighting style But just it felt weird with the camera. I was fighting the camera lot. No lock on like that was Kind of annoying. But then you get further in the game you get used to it and you feel like a fucking god by the end of the game when you really master. All the different stances and all the different abilities items. I'm using everything..
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"Hello everybody and welcome to episode eleven of casuals and outside or look at the video game industry. I m your sexy host. Matt devine as always with my even sexier co host. Tim rock everyone good. Good tim how is god night day. It's people can listen to this whenever they want. Now tim how was your week. Did you doing fund this week. Playing games or anything like that. I did. I've kind of been playing A little bit behind the curve. My roommate just go switch. So i'm sort of Experiencing all that for the first time your first time does your first time fucking with the switch. Well i played a little bit like the two years ago. I think i might I was staying with some friends the time and they had one so i played a hollow night for a little bit. I didn't yes no. I love halloween. What i got to play but now so this is the first time i've had them like within arm's reach all the time that i can just go pick up when you're a home so i've been playing rough the wild and the whatever that just the mario deluxe whatever that platform mario is they out for it and i was alerted actually before the cast started that they purchase nationals. So a. that's that's awesome. Well hey before we go any further talking about the switch. Because i can talk about the switch for days We do have a guest with us today. it's very rare. we have a guest. But we do kenny. Do you wanna say hi. Hey kenny You may know me for my other good podcasts. Like the horror watching the trump zone. Nice to be here very famous. Podcasts are very famous. Podcast kenneth roberts joined us for this very special episode episode eleven. You should be on. We have them on for episode eleven specifically. Because that's how big is dick is so who is nice to have you on conversions real quick. You talked enough and on. Are there any are there. Any actual switch games. You're looking forward to aside from the ones that your roommate has or coming out or just in general or maybe stuff in your backlog. They've wanted to play but couldn't actually so back. The for the first time. I originally played a couple of years ago i had my make. You don't wanna run accounts. And i ended up playing or downloading final fantasy. Nine the remake they add because that was my favorite run four inches. You fucking and the way. I said it makes it sound more impressive. Go on go on. I'm guessing on this podcast..
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"The snp. And i'm just going to say one thing on this really and that is stay firm do not deviate from voting for the smp in. May they as literally the last chance that scotland will get for independence. The won't be another. It's simply will not happen. This is the last chance were saying an independent party. Pop-up for independence within the snp Fighting for who've got clear majority listen and the scottish conservatives who are almost dead in the water but that guy is platform d- everywhere. You look ruth davidson platform d- everywhere. You look labor dead in the water. Uh except for the fact that kiss dharma his policies hat. You'd made a quick visit to scotland and will probably never see him again and fantasy but we must remain and vote for the snp. And may you might want to hold. You knows if you know. Because i know the snp is not the party for everyone but if you want independence in any way shape or form then you're gonna have to do it. Own independence a tweets came to my attention From a chuckle phantom power or a person called phantom power. This is the tweet right. Wing does plan to save the union stall scotland by withholding english money. You heard that english money. So harriet sergeant. Who is a research fellow at the right wing. Think tank center for policy studies. You know one of these think tanks that come up with all sorts of wonderful ideas for the benefit of britain. She's quoted saying to give scotland a taste of independence. Why not suspend the barnett formula now that way they can see how the smp largesse depends on english. Money depends on english. Money and the response to that was indeed from sarah vine who is obviously daily mail columnist and married to michael gov. Irregular bbc guest. All of these people are have forgotten or seems to forgotten that the alternative to the bonnet formula is obviously full fiscal independence which was rejected by westminster. And twenty fifteen. They could have let us have full financial independence but they know that once you get financial independence. Scotland wouldn't be under the yoke anymore. Have to do what westminster says. In the way that westminster says it scotland would be free to do whatever it wanted with. Its money and the don't want that so some of the responses to this At the same time as that happens whiskey. Oil gas and bbc revenues among others can stay here in scotland. See how england copes and someone else's said cut the electricity interconnector. Let's see what happens when the lights go out in england because of course we've got huge resources in scotland and it's being calculated that we have gone enough to survive on. We've got more than some countries which are independent and are coping and thriving such as the netherlands for example. Anyway makes me a little bit mad. When i read that sort of thing and i will leave you on one file note which is another tweet by phantom power whom sam i'm starting to enjoy i've now followed clicked follow of donor a followed okay. Okay and he. We have a quick. And if you from january. Thirty first with legal guru andrew tickle on the skull. Tories cutting plan to hold scotland hostage by boycotting the referendum on independence. Couple of problems of that. Obviously the legal challenge from from the uk government could be successful. But even if it wasn't unionists could simply boycotts. a scottish government leads referendum. And they wouldn't be recognized but why should they. I mean why should they unionist boycott random which is democrats endorsed by a majority of people who voted in an election and found to be lawful by the uk supreme court. I mean what's the basis for doing that. It could simply just boycotts. Don't need to give anybody a reason. Well surely we have to argue more strongly in politics for a reason based to it. I mean what is the argument that i just refuse to engage with the reality. I'm gonna stick my fingers in my ears and desperately hope. This horrible thing goes away at life doesn't work like that. Politics doesn't work like that arguments. You have our arguments. you don't win. That's the government's pretty fundamental problem. On this point the position of delay is jim scrapes and saying no now is not the time neither tomorrow nor the next day. We'll find but it doesn't answer. The underlying problems of the prostate doesn't integrate this country at all. It doesn't make an scottish nationalism. Go away if there's going to be a serious attempt to gauge with the forces in people people in scotland in favor of then you know it doesn't just disappear by ignoring Exactly and and that's what we need to understand. There is an appetite within scotland for independence. That is undeniable. It seems to be getting stronger. Thighs also deniable so we should make the best of this. Make this moment. Can't and vote for the snp in may that's all we need to do everything else. Yes and will to now. I know that people have looked and said that. You know the milton enough already. The had time to do this have a look at the website. See the stuff that they have done engage with the yes campaign and see the stuff that they've also done this being plenty of stuff done to further the cause for independence and and to make put frameworks in place for example legislation in place. We need to take advantage of that and not lose sight of the prize when need to vote snp inmate. I'm sorry for the party. Political broadcast on behalf of the snp breath felt it needed to be said. We don't see enough of this perspective being viewed. And i do apologize if your not a fan of independence. I get that not. Everyone is but i just state ma view there. You know where i come from. And if you've got anything to say why don't you let me know why you come from to. Why don't you email me at yell at rewind for more info dot com or tweet me on social media at real jack blast zeta..
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Remote work devices are being used to watch porn by over 51% of employees
"Microsoft yesterday offered more details on. How the salora gate threat actors worked and why. They're infiltration of their targets was as quietly effective as it proved to be it had for example been unclear how the handover from the sunburst de l. l. back door to the cobalt strike loader was accomplished and microsoft details how the threat actor obscured that handover as they accomplished it. Redmond's assessment of the salon gate crew is that they're quote skilled campaign operators who carefully planned and executed the attack remaining elusive while maintaining persistence unquote accomplished in operational security and adept at minimizing their footprint. In looking at the salon gate operation microsoft identified six techniques. Laura gate operators used to escape detection. They're worth reviewing first. They took care to avoid putting up the same indicators for each compromised host every cobalt strike de l. l. implant was designed to be unique to each affected machine. One of the tells the threat. Actors scrupulously avoided was the use of folder. Name file name. Export function names c two domain in ip http requests time stamp file meta data configure in child process launched. They also varied such non. Executable says w. m. i. persistence filter name w. m. i. Filter query passwords used for seven zip archives and names of output log files that says took a lot of effort and a whole lot more effort than the typical threat. Group finds it worth expending second the salora gate actors took care to camouflage themselves to blend into targets environments the tools and binary they used were named and put in folders that appeared to belong in the affected machine they mimicked existing legitimate files and programs that they found in the victim's environment third before they ran their hands on keyboard activity which would raise the risk of detection the threat actors disabled event logging using audit poll. They re enabled logging once they were finished similarly. They installed special firewall rules before they ran. Unavoidably noisy network reconnaissance. The rules were designed to minimize outgoing packets for certain protocols once the reconnaissance was complete. They systematically removed those firewall rules. It's also noteworthy. Microsoft says the salora gate operators executed lateral movement. Only after careful preparation they began by enumerating any remote processes and services running on target host and they moved laterally across the network only after they disabled security services that might detect them. Finally microsoft believes they timestamped the timestamps various artifacts altered them that is and also used professional wiping procedures and tools with a view to complicate the defenders problem of finding and eliminating the dl implants from the affected systems. So whoever they were and the smart money is still on russian intelligence services. The salora gay threat actors showed rare. Patients sophistication and attention to detail. Far beyond what organized crime normally attempts security week describes research by media trust into a cross platform malvern campaign lucky boy that's afflicting users of ios android and xbox systems it checks for blockers test environments and debugger before it runs once it does execute lucky boy uses a tracking pixel to redirect victim to militias sites like fishing pages or bogus software updates the campaign which surfaced last week appears to be in its early testing phases. It's another instance of malware using relatively complicated means of skating itself. It's not as complex as what. The solarge operators used but even criminals try to stay undetected. Proof point is found a business email compromise campaign that uses google forms bypass keyword based email content filters the researchers see the campaign as a hybrid combining social engineering with exploitation of the scale and legitimacy of google services the messages themselves relatively primitive with the poor idiomatic control so often found in criminal communications but proof points suspects. They'll find takers. Not the researchers. Think that the bbc effort represents an email reconnaissance campaign to enable target selection for undetermined follow on threat activity. The increase in remote work during the pandemic has of course greatly increased most organizations attack surface. Yes yes we know. This is old news but bear with us or rather bear with one dera. Who's twenty twenty. One cloud security report has some interesting findings on the extent to which the criminal underworld has embraced. the opportunities remote. Work affords your remote work. Not there's oh and remote workers could behave better to one dera says that accessing what they primly call inappropriate content and we leave it as an exercise for the listener what counts as inappropriate content has at least doubled since the onset of the pandemic. Did you know that websites in the adult gambling. Extreme and illegal content categories are more likely to leak data than nice sites while they are you know. Avoid the near occasion of compromise
A Bird in the Hand
"Once there was a prince. He was the king and queen's child. They loved him with every ounce of there being. They tried not to vote on the prince too much as he got older and yet the time he had grown into a strong young man he also grown accustomed to getting every single thing. He asked for a fancy. Silk shirt. Taylor get over here and emerald encrusted ring jeweler. I have a job for you. A private seven course meal cokes. Listen up all you had to do was snap his fingers and voila whatever he wanted would appear and if anyone tried encouraging the prince to be kinder or more patient or more appreciative of what he already had. Don't try telling me how to live my life. Advice is for the birds. One morning the prince went wondering through the royal gardens as he looked around at the perfectly pruned trees bushes and flowers. The many fountains flowing with crystal clear water. He thought to himself. You know what this garden needs. Fruit trees just four me. Peach pear plums bananas. Everything all my favorites. That way. I can eat as much fruit as i walk everywhere. The prince was about to some the royal gardener to order her to plant a dozen more fruit trees when suddenly he heard singing. The prince turned his head. This way into that. that's funny. I hear somebody singing bird. I don't see anyone anywhere. I've got to find out. We are such beautiful. Music is coming from. The prince began dashing around the garden glancing high and low at last beside one of the flowing fountains. He came to a willow tree. It's droopy twisty branches. Were swaying in the breeze and perched on one of those branches was a little brown bird. Hello prince the prince did a double take. He'd never seen a bird who could speak before Did you really just talked to me. Did and before that you were singing i was the prince felt his heart skip a beat after all remember. He was used to getting everything he wanted and here. He was confronted by something super desirable. A bird that sang and talked without wasting a second. The prince reached out grabbed the bird. Oh and cupped it in his hand. Wow i already have two dogs. Four cats six horses eight rabbits. But you're going to be the coolest pet ever. You can talk to me when i'm bored and sing to me when i can't sleep. I'll have the royal blacksmith making a big cage and keep you right in my room. The bird shook her head come now prince. You're always getting new things new clothing new jewelry new toys and once. They're no longer new. You move onto something else. no. I don't the bird gave the prince knowing. Look while you're bound grow. Tired of me are singing. Talking bird seems pretty special right now. Give it a few days. I'll be old news. I tell you what though if you let me go. I'll give you something. You'll never grow tired of three things actually. The prince's is lit up three things like three wishes again. The bird shook her head. No prince wishes are no good without wisdom. That's why if you let me go. i'll give you three pieces of wisdom. The prince arched his eyebrows. Wisdom no offense but what kind of wisdom could possibly come from my bird brain bird. Pray you see what i did. They're very funny prints. But if you set me free. I give you my word. You can use this wisdom forever. The prince thought for a moment forever. All right. then give me your three pieces of wisdom bird. And i'll let you go free. The bird quivered with delight. You promise i promise. The bird straightened herself up. As best she could took a deep breath and looked prince right in the eye. Okay prince listen up and listen good because this little bird brehm is about to change your
Launching Statamic 3
"Time we were talking, we were talking about how the static three. was imminent it was around the corner. Without an exact date, it was almost there but not quite, and now it is old news. It's all due to it already. Done our traffic is is back to zero. No, it is dude it went. Well, it was a great launch. It was the smoothest launch we've ever had and things are I mean I'm pumped? I've actually slept a couple nights. Yeah. No no crazy emergency disaster scenarios or minimal. No. There was like one issue with a with a database migration that has actually ended up being a red herring. So it kept our site down a little longer than we planned, but there actually wasn't any problems and boom than we were. We were up and running. That's good. So I, mean you said it went well, what does it mean to go? Well, how much? Are you willing for about it. Yeah. So I mean going well would be are going poorly would be, oh, my God is broken. GotTa, know the pricing model has changed and like screw it I want refunds on everything you know like all of those scenarios like falling apart. but we were in Beta for six months. So the code base, there was no surprises area most people had right. That was that was pretty clean. We did Server Migrations and upgrades a month ago ahead of time like and then all the redesign stuff was on a separate branch. So we knew the server didn't need any work. We just had to basically composer install like you know build a new talent stuff. So that went pretty smoothly. And then people were adequately prepared for what was coming and everything worked. So He's Like all the upgrades going going fine Most of them are free because you know we gave them like a grace period upgrade from two to three. They're flooding in and every single time. It's like zero dollars zero dollars zero dollars zero dollars. is like a good feeling and has also like Well Hey, you know that's it. We're a long haul and people are using it in their excited. So to me, that is all I can hope for and it met all expectations. So Nice. Yeah. What's changed? I? Guess in terms of the day to day. In Stein mcclen now, like doing recon having straddle the V Two v three worlds a little bit more before he kind still making that transition in terms you have for sure there'd be. Like their report Super Educates bug for Vito like some I. Feel tape most people don't use and windows like seven like Oh, God I don't want to put up a vm just test this thing like well, the three it's fixed but It's not official yet. So I guess we need to work on that. Now we can say like education. Bugs. Come on. It's a free upgrade wrote for free to do like ninety, nine point nine percent all the work for you if you can play hour of work and you'll get more out of it and it costs you nothing. So yeah, I think most of the time people are are totally and so far they've been totally agree with that like. Yep Dot Click, whatever so that part has changed and then. Yes it's like being able to use v Three's not as a V. Three is Beta. ME. Every single like, oh, we should probably just switch to three I know like it doesn't really look like it's But. I mean it's actually more stable than V two probably is but yes. Yeah. We don't have the hedge our recommendations anymore, and at the same time, we also now can't use it as an excuse for not doing something not that we would like do that actively but every now and then it's like. Yeah. We were kind of working on this other part of the launch right the redesign working on something else and we'll get to that soon but it's Beta. You know. So now is oh, that's important. Let's fix that immediately and so that. You know on both sides of the fence both like freeing us up and also like putting us into a proper responsibilities both of those are are happening and that's that's what needs to happen. Right important.
Getting Naked in San Francisco: A History
"Who other than reporter just plot check could take on this not safe for work assignment off she goes from. The state of California has indecent exposure laws, but those only apply if someone is being sexual like masturbating in public or intentionally offensive flashing someone. But what if you're just hanging out naked minding your own business? California leaves that up to local governments. For the first half of the Twentieth Century San Francisco didn't have public nudity laws. FRISKIN S- just didn't go nude much but then the sixties arrived and with it naked people. Some saw disrobing as a form of political artistic or personal expression college students got a taste for streaking and then there were the hippies. It's just delightful to be in I'll be in and that's what this is another exotic prank to add to a growing list of student oriented rites of Spring. It's sort of a happy happening for hippies in San Francisco hippies wanted to get closer to nature and they got naked a lot in golden gate park. Here's a quote from police chief. Thomas Hill it wasn't uncommon for a Gal that come out of the bushes there in the. Panhandle. Without a damn stitch and stand right in front of you with our hands up. I was out in the park in two started going to it on the lawn beside me just to remind you sex is sexual and as such already illegal according to the state. But still conservatives wanted tougher local laws to prevent this kind of behavior and they eventually got nudity banned in the parks. However, the rest of San Francisco was still fair game. As time passed other cities made public nudity illegal among them, San Jose, and Berkeley Berkeley's interesting because it's been mostly due to one naked Guy Andrew Martinez a student at the University of California Berkeley. Decided that American society is sexually repressed and in an effort to write things he began attending classes and going everywhere else in the nude save for a pair of sandals backpack people theorized that Martinez was able to go nude without major complaint for so long because he was easy on the is Martinez attempted shock tactic soon, became old news among his fellow students to me was simply the naked guy. Administrators however sent Martinez home to stay warm until his case can be considered by a student conduct board in Nineteen ninety-two Martinez was expelled showed up naked to his disciplinary hearing at UC. Then in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three here arrived naked to a Berkeley city council meeting members were offended and voted to make public nudity a misdemeanor crime. Back in San Francisco Nudist, enjoy their time in the Sun City developed a reputation for bodies in the buff especially at certain public events like folsom street fair a leather fetish festival or Beta breakers of rambunctious twelve k race who was an exhilarating experience people on the sidelines cheering. Go naked people go. All right. This is a rich Pasco in nineteen, ninety eight he started running naked in Beta breakers. Pasco is also the coordinator of the Bay Area Nature rests we're group of people who believe that the human body is God's divine creation nothing to be ashamed of, and that our interaction with Mother Nature is enhanced by removing the barrier of clothing. POSCO says it wasn't just public events where people could let it all hang out there also newt approved beaches in certain places where nudists would congregate lose a group of people in San Francisco who thought that going new to Jane Warner Plaza would be a good idea. It's that plaza in the Castro with a few benches where the streetcar stops, it's a little urban park. In this little urban park became an urban nude beach,
Getting Naked in San Francisco: A History
"Who other than reporter just plot check could take on this not safe for work assignment off she goes from. The state of California has indecent exposure laws, but those only apply if someone is being sexual like masturbating in public or intentionally offensive flashing someone. But what if you're just hanging out naked minding your own business? California leaves that up to local governments. For the first half of the Twentieth Century San Francisco didn't have public nudity laws. FRISKIN S- just didn't go nude much but then the sixties arrived and with it naked people. Some saw disrobing as a form of political artistic or personal expression college students got a taste for streaking and then there were the hippies. It's just delightful to be in I'll be in and that's what this is another exotic prank to add to a growing list of student oriented rites of Spring. It's sort of a happy happening for hippies in San Francisco hippies wanted to get closer to nature and they got naked a lot in golden gate park. Here's a quote from police chief. Thomas Hill it wasn't uncommon for a Gal that come out of the bushes there in the. Panhandle. Without a damn stitch and stand right in front of you with our hands up. I was out in the park in two started going to it on the lawn beside me just to remind you sex is sexual and as such already illegal according to the state. But still conservatives wanted tougher local laws to prevent this kind of behavior and they eventually got nudity banned in the parks. However, the rest of San Francisco was still fair game. As time passed other cities made public nudity illegal among them, San Jose, and Berkeley Berkeley's interesting because it's been mostly due to one naked Guy Andrew Martinez a student at the University of California Berkeley. Decided that American society is sexually repressed and in an effort to write things he began attending classes and going everywhere else in the nude save for a pair of sandals backpack people theorized that Martinez was able to go nude without major complaint for so long because he was easy on the is Martinez attempted shock tactic soon, became old news among his fellow students to me was simply the naked guy. Administrators however sent Martinez home to stay warm until his case can be considered by a student conduct board in Nineteen ninety-two Martinez was expelled showed up naked to his disciplinary hearing at UC. Then in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three here arrived naked to a Berkeley city council meeting members were offended and voted to make public nudity a misdemeanor crime. Back in San Francisco Nudist, enjoy their time in the Sun City developed a reputation for bodies in the buff especially at certain public events like folsom street fair a leather fetish festival or Beta breakers of rambunctious twelve k race who was an exhilarating experience people on the sidelines cheering. Go naked people go. All right.
Microsoft confirms: it wants TikTok
"As four dollars. Ninety nine cents a month stay tuned after the show to learn about their special offer just for talking tech listeners. Will it looks like Microsoft is going to end up owning the US operations of your kids favorite APP, Tiktok Microsoft. Confirm this on Sunday that it was continuing conversations to buy tic TAC from the company called by dance, which is based in China. After having a conversation with President Donald Trump who gave his approval now it's doesn't really make a lot of sense for Microsoft buying this APP even though it's incredibly popular because the company has been moving away from consumer products over the last few years. You've seen what they've done with skype skype used to be really hot and there's been a lot of neglect to it over the years as Microsoft has been pushing Microsoft teams a more of a corporate application Gosh, when was the last time? We even cared about the new version of Windows mean dad has been that's old news. Now Microsoft's all about cloud computing for business to business but hey, Microsoft appears to want tick. Tock. the company put out a statement on Sunday quote. Will move quickly to pursue discussions with Tiktok, S- parent company by dance in a matter of weeks in any event completing these discussions no later than September Fifteenth Twenty Twenty during this process, Microsoft looks forward to continuing dialogue with the United States government
"old news" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"Taty at all like. And she. She actually said that her Jeffrey are not friends anymore like they had this moment biggest something about a purse, and she's been really hurt by him for a while, but she hung out with him a lot and he she never heard him. Say anything about like having blackmail on other people and she doesn't think that that's true that he said that. She just really didn't believe anything she wasn't buying. Anything talked. He was selling and she actually did make an interesting point That I, thought was interesting where. She. Really believed the whole time Taty was definitely upset about the vitamins, and like the vitamins was her cross to bear, and that's what this whole thing was about and all the gas lighting stuff is ally and at the end of the video. She makes a point to say which I found so interesting that Jeffrey is actually a CO owner of morphine. Yeah, which is fascinating. and. She thinks it's no coincidence that morphine is now coming out with hair, skin and nail vitamins, and so trish was like that Trish thought that that was like a window into what this whole thing is about like. It's obviously still about the vitamins which you know. I, it is an interesting concept. The thing about morphe-. I thought it was most interesting that she said that morphine were supposed to come up with a makeup line together to end. It doesn't make sense why James Charles doesn't have a makeup line of his own aside from collaborations, his morphine Palette, which is like one of the most successful. James Charles beauty seems like that was in development with more fee. Right Jeffrey is a secret CO owner, so he put the wheels in motion to get James canceled. That wouldn't happen and I know everyone's over this story, but like I'm not and I need to hear from Geoffrey, you know this has been a hard week for Jeffrey. Star stands because you know he's on the chopping block for you. Know things he's done. He's done in his past end. You know he has to be held accountable. And you know part of being Jeffrey Stan is like you know he's problematic, but like you just look past it like and you just love him and you think he's funny and he loves beautiful house and his products, but now it is, it is time for. People to be honest and accountable and. If, he's sitting on as many receipts that I think he is. I think it'll make for a very interesting video, and or he could really shock people and be like I have no blackmail on anyone by like. Honestly, that's what I would do because she just painted a picture of him and keep puts out a hurricane of video. He's playing into exactly what she said. He is yeah. Video and be like. I don't know anything. I would probably be excluded from this narrative one that I never asked to be a part I am sure he has received on absolutely everyone. I've never been more sure of anything in my life, but if he literally just step back and was like. No I mean I didn't really like James. Thousand and he didn't put up any screen shots and voice memos, not no text messages. He would rewrite the narrative I think if if anyone team stars listening. That's what I would do. That's the only way to get himself out of the hole. That talk to you just threw him down. Got It also something that? That! You said that you felt like Totti's..
"old news" Discussed on The Morning Toast
"Today unfortunately does not here, so it's looking like Jackie is my next. He is it really Hump Day though of Theo's not here and let's talk about the fact that he's just skipping out on work. Left in right. That's a very interesting philosophical question you pose. Is it still technically Hump Day if Theo is in here and according to my research? Yes, according to a research, no, it's just Wednesday and in regards to Theo. Coming to work, it's it's his mom's fault to be honest with the new studio like on a new schedule and I need to just get my shit together before I. Start bringing my son so before you start giving us crunchy Angel Dora yet, but that doesn't mean we can't give the People Ranchi. Angel Dora peress. Chan Dara Beautiful, lovely Dora love of my life, Dora I miss him Dora. Dora Perfect Man Dora Kuechly Lips Dora, beautiful, thatched door, soft and Angelic Dora, smoothen, furry door, and seen you know thing with the door. A song is like could go to the song that never ends. It just goes on and on my friends. Some people started singing. It non knowing. Not knowing what it was, but we'll just keep on singing it and it is just because. Yes it is and. Knowing. But they'll continue singing it forever just because this is the song that never and it just goes on and on my friends and people started singing it not knowing what it was. Continue singing it forever just because. Honestly if you look that is my key. Uniform to audition American, idol. Ryan, I'm going to be singing the song that never ends today. Thank you for having me. That's beautiful speaking of. Yesterday was probably. One of the best days I've had. Since quarantine started one shallow reasons, obviously like my special came out, and there were so like I literally was overwhelmed. You know it's like when you're talking to avoid for so long, and you just talk to your interest stories and you talk to his camera for awhile. It feels like there's nobody listening and I know. We have analysts that I know people in. In but sometimes I just feel like nobody likes us. I really feel that way and we the special. I couldn't believe how many people were tagging me, and they're actually couldn't keep up with all the stories and all the reviews, and like literally my show got to number four overall on itunes and number two I couldn't be the stupid fucking..
"old news" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Slide Dan and you can ask anything any questions including or like Jeremy Am asks. What is a spinoff? You consider superior to the original for example despite the originals popularity. I've always considered frazier a better show than cheers. Yes the answer. That's the answer. That's That's a very obvious I mean Tom if he and put it in there. That's what time would have. Said No, said Frazier, two baby all right. Would have been one of the best insurance. I won't say original better than Vampire Diaries, but I'm going. Go First, so I got to baby to for Yo ass. Jeremy Am and this. Is it Dragon Ball Z? Is Better Than Dragon Ball. For me, okay, and. Ben Ten. Alien Force is better than the original bend him well was created by a man of action and Dwayne, mcduffie and Ben Ten as a character as a kid who was like I have this thing could turn into ten aliens. And then it went to his teenager hood where he was like him, and his cousin were teenagers, uncle went missing, so they go find him, and they partnered with like the villain of the last series, and now he's got a car, and it's like okay cool now. We're seeing the romp of like teenagers who have to quote Unquote Save the world, which is a little bit more entertaining than watching a kid trying to say the world. Because they can't go into like I'm dating this girl. We're not dating anymore. How do you treat women? How do you? How do you deal with a bully? How do you like? Wow, it's such a good show. And they've rebooted twice in it sucks. Like. Keep the same people because Dwayne mcduffie unfortunately, died in a car accident. So He. He done so much for the cartoon network lineup of cartoons like he helped do i. think some Bambi and also some justice league stuff and also helped create static shock. Like. Like him, doing Ben Ben Ten is phenomenal and the voice actor for Benazir Lowenthal. Who Voice Spiderman from the Spiderman Games race. Such good show in your second one. Missiles Bent. Model. Angel at some point now. I'm not only. That's where. Your answers dealing with yours. Angel. I wanted it to be Andrew, but then I was like wait I haven't seen buffy. So I can't say that but the one that I would save in is my little pony. Friendship is magic. Better than the original, my little pony show. Way Better I have answer. Do you actually I do because I think? I know answer I know you're answering your answer. Corey Yeah Beast Wars Oh shit.
"old news" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast
"Am. As a thirty one year old fairy excited for Boca wants and. What is? Snap because I didn't. Want snap is literally I think they're gonNA. Use VR now like the the the giro generator inside the switch to. Basically in the original version you're this kid who was hired by Professor Oak to go round. The World I'll. Take pictures of Pokemon within this game. You would take these pictures. You had some items you can throw rocks like. Apple a Pester Ball. Flute and Some if you use them in the right spots, certain like basically legendary pokemon very hard to shoot in inside. That level would show up. You get extra points, and if you if you're photos, hit a certain amount of points that were based on how many pokemon you've got in it. Who knows how centered it is? The pose a threat what they're doing you. Points you get a gold star on the level. Essentially, we've on logs. So with that, the new one is going to take us to places. We have not seen such as the jungle. We're going to go to beaches and the Desert Angela. Water yeah. We always have to go in the water. In the water you could go by the water you're never you're in a swamp. And your events rapids. You're not in the ocean. No, no, no in the in the real water. Yeah, can I add to some height to this. Yeah, poke Amman. Snap came on and sixty four, nine, thousand, nine hundred same time that the POK Mon red and blue. Games came out. Just after yeah, and so we have not seen a pokemon game for a snap game since red and blue. Since that time they've had now day night dynamic environments. They've had him on based on different types of environment evolutions. They they've expanded over seven hundred pokomo non so not including hardware where the amount of memory that can be installed inside of a game is now depended on your console, not the cartridge itself, which was megabytes large, and so going this the possibilities for Pok Mon snap game I'm hyping it up. It's never going to meet. These things are freaking infinite like having peekapoos ride on. Garrett is lapses and having evolutions. Happening in front of you was like one of the wonderful thing you saw in the original. So, what could you imagine? They're going to do with this one? Are they going to show some mega evolutions gonNA show primal grout on, and and and you know Alpha other pokemon. pokemon combined now at this point, so it's like what are we going to be in force? I? Mean you're on a game? Where if you would just fuck around enough? You would find things like I. Don't know How as a ten year old I figured out. If I throw enough apples into the lava. Multi will pop out and I can get photos of that at this one specific point so why it's very very exciting. To me, also pushing a teeny down river into a tornado until Walpole, evolve into a dragon, I like those kind of things phenomenal, and and so with that like the entire game for you, Josh. You're on a rail, so it's like a little Disneyland little ride on a raft. Yeah, and you can unlock new routes when you like did certain things and so again to point hardware. Imagine how many places you can go on this stupid little rail game where you take pictures, they can expect. Maybe like seven to ten different routes, you had last rainbow cloud or some crap, mom. How many other places maybe one of them like you're going through time and you're trying to catch selby. That shit like donatus too much. It's to me. It's Kaelin's mind. I saw it happen craze. In the moment. But! Yeah, so PUNT SNAP! There is no release date right now, but you can pre-order it already on the switch. God and it's it's dated as and I quote soon. I think but also it will probably take place with how Pokemon is going now where they can add deal sees. Oh, yeah, and I think it to be like. Game Freak slash creature is going to be like their animal crossing where they just want to be Professor Oak. Well Dad. I still want that. That's all I. WANNA and the rest is the rest is all icing on the cake, but if I can get a well done on a photo. Good, it's also chill the music in the background, and also like so playing the new pokemon sorting shield like you saw poke on come up with like pokemon go, and let's go. This is the first thing he saw poke Lamont in their environments. Yeah, it felt like you're. Living Dress. Snap episode. We don't happen he. Will. Be ready for it. Everyone's just Alan Grant. My God. I don't know which one of us here has already preordered it but I'm sure someone has. Probably, all of those with the view with the switch. Kaelin. One make that a stream goal. Price Gouging is is the thing that is such. Yep just hit with a little more nostalgia. Though I have two announcements, one is very small. literally I just saw the certification went up literally five hours ago. at the time of this recording. This'll be happening tomorrow, but for you listening today, this happened yesterday. There's going to be a crash. bandicoot four and there's information reveal hitting tomorrow morning, June twenty second at eight am. Very excited. Love crash so much. I just had to bring that up, but my real news I'm looking at union tender. This means they can bring back Banjo Kazoo. E because that was their rare. That was there. That's that's a rare Microsoft. Thing now is it Microsoft now it's. Rare replay you're right. Can Go fucking. Definitely coming back at some point. I'm very. Excited about how Little Holy God, Jackie Chan Adventures. One. In two thousand. and. Jam New. All New Jackie Chan. Adventures is travel later this year. It's going to have an international launch. Their singing six million dollars into the show, so it's an animated. Episodes yeah, so it's it's GONNA be based on like a child version of Jackie Chan, and then he's going to team up with a bunch of other kids, and they're going to like defend magical dreamland against monsters. and. There's going to be one hundred and four episodes It's going to hit China first and then it's going to. Come internationally but. It's still going to have Jackie Chan at the end giving his life. Color Yeah. How who speak English treat the environment well like like. It's Oh this. Is this the ceiling, say like announced in two thousand seventeen, and now it's finally coming to fruition. I'm. Looks good I'm GonNa. Say this. I want to things. Obviously, jade's not around. Obviously Shadow. Khan aren't around but I. do want some humour WIFI teeth out. If I don't hear no magical, my could only defeat magic. I'm going I'm a riot I boycott it. canceled. I. Just want like that was kind of a staple of Jackie Chan adventures like they totally took this whole pokemon. Amman protests car capture of like we gotta go catch all these ex things, and then they're like call now. We gotta do these things. And so they definitely had away those showrunner. Keeping the stories feel good of like okay now I'm ready for another twenty episodes. Now I'm ready for another twenty four episodes. Because this is the new. It's kind of like. A GOTCHA game where it's like now. You're in for another like hustle also. I'm excited Dodo. What Kayla no, what car canceled? Seventy didn't pay attention to the posting data that article. This was twenty, two thousand seventeen gosh. Dang it. Yeah, I think it already came out in China, and it's not coming here anymore. Because it got A. It's welcome to my real time reaction of disappointment at the time recording. It did not do well no. News.
Barr says FBI tried to lay a "perjury trap" for Flynn
"Well Michael Flynn is finally free from the department of justice and the FBI you know they really destroyed his life at Mattel intent telling you all about Michael Flynn here in the last couple of days as has all the host on W. B. A. P. of course this is been an ongoing story they absolutely destroyed his life your member Michael Flynn he was there in the trump administration and they really went after him with an intensity and vigor and the reason why they did was because they were trying to destroy not only Michael Flynn but the trump administration now remember the lead up to all of this the FBI here in the last several days was found to have tried to set up Flynn you remember the notes that they found they were finally released but the hand written notes that basically proved that the FBI we're trying to set him up to why they call it a perjury trap so that they could either get him fired or arrest him now my point with the whole Michael Flynn story is that they're trying to get him fired or arrest him get him to lie whatever wise so that they could continue down the path of the Russian Russian investigation and ultimately the Muller investigation see that's what they were trying to do the big question here with Michael Flynn is how high up did all of this go get it go all the way up to the office of Barack Obama and conversely Joe Biden see this has a lot of people on the laughter saying you know what this is all such old news Michael Flynn whatever this doesn't matter it does matter it matters because of Joe Biden it matters because Biden has been running partially on his eight years as vice president with Barack Obama so if Biden was in on the whole Flynn perjury trap thing which I believe that he was then that matters right now I mean to me it matters anyway but if I'm gonna sit here and argue with some of these leftists who you know would say Michael Flynn the whole thing doesn't matter you know if he pleaded guilty anyway well that doesn't matter the reason why Michael Flynn pleaded guilty was because he was losing everything do you know Michael Flynn is four point five million dollars in legal fees that's what the FBI did to an innocent man it is absolutely abhorrent and so the president heard that Michael Flynn the charges were being dropped against him and he was ecstatic I didn't know that was happening at this moment I felt it was going to happen just like watching and seeing like everybody else does he was an innocent man he is a a great gentleman he was targeted by the Obama administration yeah yeah again very big news and what they wanted to do was they wanted to again continue down the path of the Russian investigation and ultimately lead to the special counsel investigation which ultimately blew up and the F. B. I.'s face but the whole point is that they were trying to destroy president trump's first term they wanted a high jacket because he was going to dismantle Obama's policies and they didn't like that the deep swamp the deep state in the swamp they absolutely wanted to do whatever they could to derail the charges and so now the to derail the trump administration and so now the DOJ said in dropping the charges in this was earlier today this is a quote the announcement came in a court filing after a considered a review of all the facts and all the circumstances of this case including newly discovered and disclosed information as the department put at DOJ officials said they concluded that Flynn's interview by the FBI was untethered to you and I'm justified by the FBI's counterintelligence investigation into Mr Flynn and that the interview was conducted without any legitimate investigative basis yes in the end here's the frustrating thing they knew that they didn't have anything on Michael Flynn yet they continue down that road and here's another question why in the hell did it take so long for them to finally the DOJ to finally drop the charges why is this taking so long I believe they were forced into it I believe that when the notes were discovered in in some of these other and this some of this other exculpatory evidence was discovered and that that exculpatory evidence you know evidence that would prove that Michael Flynn was innocent of all of this was kept under wraps then the department of justice they had no choice but to raise their hands and say yeah we screwed up you know this was Obama's FBI this was James Comey's FBI and you know Christopher Wray and all these folks currently leading the FBI you know they're out there saying well now yeah you know we we've been looking at this we've been watching this we've been considering what to do with all of this ride you were absolutely shame to what I would say because a lot of Republicans are now saying that the F. B. I. need yet another house cleaning because these charges should have been dropped a long time
Making Sobriety Facebook Official/ Brooke
"Hi GUYS WELCOME TO RECOVERY. Happy Hour where we talk about life beyond the bottle and what happens after we stopped drinking. I'm your host Tricia and you can quarantine my body in quarantine my germs. But not my podcast. So suck at Corona virus. Thank you for joining me today. So here we are in the middle of our very first global health epidemic and at the time of recording this the information in the news right now is changing so rapidly that. I'm sure that whatever I say about cove in nineteen is going to be old news by the time you download this so I vowed to make this entire episode corona free so you can have a little mental vaca- from what's happening out there in the world right now. Plus next week's episode will be with my friend and Sandbar CEO. Chris Marshall and we'll spend that episode chatting about how we're getting through this time while staying sober and working on healthy recovery. So make sure you tune in for that if you need some extra support right now to get some inspiration for a new show introduction. I took a look through my DMZ. I receive from all of my listeners. And I've been getting a lot lately about going. Facebook official on your sobriety. So going to dedicate this intro to coming out as sober on social media and rather than just tell you what you need to do or give you the steps on how to do this. I'm going to present. This interim more as what questions do you. WanNa ask yourself before you post because there are no rules on how to do this. There's no governing body to tell you that you're doing it right or doing it wrong and just like your recovery. You need to do. What's best for you? Which may be different than someone else. So first and foremost don't ever given to peer pressure and if something doesn't feel right with that than just go with your gut. I Wanna I tell you about my experience with making my sobriety public knowledge on social media. I took it in small steps. I posted it to a very small filtered group of friends on facebook that I see on a regular basis and I did it when I was about eight or nine months in and the reason why I did it was because I wanted to share my experience of being a high functioning drinker. You know one of the things that kept me from asking for help for so long because I- legit didn't know that successful people could be alcoholics or whatever word you want to use in the place of alcoholic. I bought into the stigma for most of my life and once I learned that I actually had a real problem bad enough to where I needed to stop drinking. I realized that that was really the only thing holding me back from asking for help for so long so I posted with the intention to share that. It's okay if you struggle that a lot of people do in that. It's okay to ask for help. I had a very clear mission with my post so once I hit one year sober then they posted it again for everyone to see and I shared the same information that everyone struggles in. It's okay to talk to someone and ask for help. I also share the fact that life has gotten better without alcohol. You know I try. To debunk some of those myths. That when you quit drinking everything becomes like quiet and boring which obviously is not the case. If you've been listening to this podcast for some time. So that's the first thought that I want you to think about. If you're considering coming out on social media you know what is that intention or you're doing it for accountability. Are you doing it to offer people some help their share your experience start with why in dig into that for a while before you decide to post if you're doing this for accountability than hey social media is a great way to accomplish that because you're legit about to let everyone know which brings me to my second point? A question to ask yourself is how are you going to feel if everyone knows because even though you think what you post won't be seen by people who aren't your friends and social media or maybe an axe or an employer go ahead and assume that everyone will see because nothing is actually private on the Internet and in my mind the Internet is forever? You'll think someone might not see it. But Hey maybe one day they'll see it or a friend will show it to them so just assume that it's all going to be out there for the world to see now. How does that make you feel because of that? Totally freaks you out in the bad kind of way and not the good way then. That's an important factor to consider before coming out a lot of people. Ask Me when they should come out on social media and a lot of you get really excited and that first couple of months because you've started to feel so good physically and also in that first couple of months when you're riding that pink cloud and the new and shiny hasn't worn off yet. It's real tempting to put it all out there and I'm not saying that you shouldn't if that's what you really need to do but I would suggest you wait until you're at least six months or so into this because by the time you're six months you're going to get at least one huge reality check. You're going to struggle through some growing pains and you'RE GONNA learn a lot. And frankly I think your post is going to have a lot more value with that. Extra experience like if someone suddenly goes Vegan or mix some drastic lifestyle change in there like two weeks into it and really enthusiastic and super pumped and they get on social media and they tell the whole world. How great this changes? What are your thoughts? Because I am immediately going to predict. They're going to burn out and at that. Two weeks of Vegan. Eating experience does not really make an expert and I'm not taking them super seriously at that point. And you don't need to be an expert recovery when you post. That's not what I'm saying at all but I think you should at least have a little bit of time under your belt so that you can have a little more extra credibility. Maybe you've learned something that really changes your perspective on how you even want to talk about recovery. You know that experience and wisdom that you're going to gain is important and it's so valuable so don't rush it and that brings me to the next question to ask yourself. What's the rush? You know how is coming out at two months going to be different than coming out at six months or a year. Because if you're just dying to tell people then why not just tell them in person those people that you do see on a regular basis in your real life these are the people you WanNa tell? And if you're not ready to tell your regular real life people then why are you ready to put it out on social media? I know that if I had a close friend who announced to everyone on facebook that they were struggling before they told me in real life. I have mixed feelings and it's not necessarily about that like me. You don't have to coddle people's potential reactions in this case and be a total people pleaser but but your real people in real life you know. They deserve to know. I think it's a good time. Maybe to answer any questions that they have or give them some clearer direction on. What kind of support you need from them and we'll talk about that next. D. Understand how you would feel if you were in there shoes. Wouldn't you have wanted your friend? Tell you that they were hurting. And now they're not. We can't replace real life connections in serious conversations with facebook posts and think that everything is just going to be the same. You need to stay human read facial expressions you know let them read yours and really share an experience when it's a big deal like this not with everyone necessarily but for your close friends and family. I think you're doing yourself and them. A real service by being face to face it. I so consider leaving the facebook post intentionally for those who you aren't close enough to share that with in person so back to that last point about giving people clear direction on what kind of support you need. That's something to consider when you're thinking about your y and people who don't understand what it's like to have a drinking or who have never been close to someone who has one often need a little bit clarity on what you want from them. Sometimes they just don't know what to do so they try to comfort you and make you feel better. Maybe they want to try and convince you that you don't have a problem in the first place. I know that that's definitely happened to me. And that's really more about them and their discomfort has very little to do with you. When you're crafting this post about adding some tips on how you'd like them to support you. You know people really WANNA BE HELPFUL. So give them some direction on how they can do that. If that means you need to tell them that you're not going out to bars right now but you still want to hang out and have a game night and go to movies and that nothing else has changed. Then tell them that if other people drinking around you doesn't bother you and you don't want them to go change in their lives and tell them that if you need to stay at home alone for another six months or a year then tell them that. This is an opportunity to introduce them to your normal something else to consider if you're coming out. Is that although? This doesn't happen as much as you would think. Some people are going to judge you and the majority of people will not. They'll be incredibly supportive but maybe one person is friends with somebody who wants to hire you someday. Maybe they're going to have a conversation about you. That's not very friendly. Maybe they'll remember this when your resume stack in front of them. I'm not bringing this up as a scare tactic to get you to not come out just saying that there are a lot of reactions that you can't control and you're going to have to be okay with that. Maybe you're a parent and there's an uptight neighbor. Who Sees it? And they won't want their kids to come over. I mean the odds of that happening are pretty slim but it is still a possibility. People are more likely to relate to you more than anything but once this info is out there. It's out
Tom Brady Becomes a Tampa Bay Buccaneer
"Because I don't want to run out of time I do want to touch on what transpired in patriot world today yes Tom Brady is now Tampa Bay bucs the it is borderline old news now because it's a couple days add the reverberations will go on for a very long period of time there after but the news itself is not breaking today you did have a couple of moves that were breaking news today in New England give me a read on the two sidings the patriots had brain a couple of the guy I talk play for my jets this year not a bad player as a matter of fact and the return of Brian Hoyer to potentially compete for the starting quarterback job there in New England give me your thoughts on both to two months yeah I think they're directional moves I think as soon as you know sort of the cold side Philip rivers you know a lot of people around here we're thinking that you know reunion with lawyer or maybe even Jacoby percent was up author bility I think the horrible exactly he's got he's got great knowledge of this offense he knows that locker room he does the coaching staff so he'll come in and help you know if not compete for the starting job to always be a great sounding boards for Jarrett Stidham you know who's kind of a presumptive you know successor to Brady a fourth round pick out of Auburn last year so a great locker room guy you know like I said very knowledgeable and you know one thing about Brian Williams when the patriots won the Super Bowl against the rams two years ago he was universally wanted by his teammates for his ability to run the scout team and kind of morph into the opposing quarterback down the stretch in the playoffs run so really good guy really good signing I just just make a lot of sense for him to be here you know Brandon Copeland the guy who did the patriots has seen up close for a number of years now where they pay it you know in the at the I got at the Coachella tickets Oct glowingly about the past seems like the patriots have a guy you know good special teams guy and also has that versatility that the patriots love in their life back together can rush the passer he can drop in coverage you can play the run picnic walk a lot of guys in free agency this week Kyle van Noy Jamie Collins in the Robert so really need to restock that line backing core and feel good start getting brand coke on a guy who they had interesting last offseason but weren't able to
Your Coronavirus Questions Answered!
"We're going to dedicate at least this show if not a few shows to answering your questions. About Ron vires. Tiffany is going to be asking a question. She's sitting right over there. But not near me. Because we are actually acknowledging social distancing at this point so she's got to be what twelve feet fifteen feet away from me? I think south. That's the safest so she's answering your question asking your questions. I should say I'm answering your questions here. We go okay. So let's start with one of the most asked questions. What is the deal with insights? Should we avoid things? Like Ibuprofen for now just to be safe. So a lot of the concern about ends proof has to do with some studies that looked only viruses in the respiratory tract in general no non specifically with covert and some of those studies did show perhaps some associations that there might be some you know getting a little bit worse or having some side effects if you had a respiratory virus and took Ibuprofen. The best. I've seen was randomized controlled trial to give people basically Cnn medicine or I've appropriate or something like an aide or nothing or some combination and it found incredibly minimal differences. Tiny really tiny and so. I don't even know how much this is. This is old news. I mean this study is like a couple years old. It's not new. It is not cova specific and so everyone's concerned about this just seems a little more than we need right now. Okay so what's being said on twitter is the ICU. Physicians are saying that they've noticed a trend that people are worse off when they have been on. End said so again. I don't know that these are actually informal studies and that we actually know you're going to hear anecdotal reports but of course it's the anecdotal reports. That are GONNA make the most noise. I have not yet seen any conclusive data to push in that direction. So the rest of the questions. I've just tried to group. So this first group is going to be questions about social distancing and quarantine so this first one. Can you do things outside in suburban areas like? Walk your dog basketball with your family as long as you stay away from other people and then what about playing on an outdoor golf course. If there aren't a lot of people in your away from others going outside great. There's no reason to stay in the house. This is not like floating around the air but you WANNA follow the same rules with other people that you would follow him. The House like walking with the neighborhood friend who Stang more than six feet away is fine. Like don't get in the zone where they could call on you. Then you should be fine Playing basketball with the same people like your family that you are otherwise in the house with otherwise likely fine now playing basketball with people that are not part of your social isolation group is not okay really because then that's just like hanging out with them. That's what we're trying to avoid so being outside if you're following social dissing rules are is great being outside and close with people who otherwise close to his great but don't be outside with people you otherwise wouldn't be close to because that's just as dangerous being inside with them so. I think that also answers. The question. People wanted to know if kids could play together outside so if they are your kids from the same house yes with neighbors probably easy to say nobody should ever see anybody That's very difficult to hold down. So there's a couple of ways you could theoretically go about doing this. One is If you have a couple of families and you guys commit that like these are the families that are only seeing each other. You've socially isolated yourself and just a slightly larger group and they truly commit to that. That's pretty much okay. Secondly if you can agree to the same rules that I just said it's fine so we've told our our youngest daughter. She can have like one friend that she's designated over but they have to play by the same rules more than six feet away washing of hands. No sharing anything you know. They can play together like a video game or something but no making videos and foreign around. You gotTA respect those distances if kids can do that on play dates and they're old enough great if you're talking about small kids then again if you set up with like one or two families and say like Dr. Kids are just going to socialize with each other and nobody else and the families are not doing everything else. And You keep the group contained. Then that's probably so it's like that also addresses this question on. Should you refrain from having people over to your house? Same roles I'd say would apply if you like can identify one. We have sort of two families that we would consider. Perhaps let's say would you? Let's say two families that are best friends so it's just three families that if we say we're only doing our three families and nobody else probably okay the same way. I also said like I have a neighbor across the street as a friend of mine. I imagine You know he came over and wanted to sit and chat inside over there and I sat over here and we follow the same rules and good handwashing this really minimal risk there so you have to be smart about it but you want to keep to a minimum. I mean you really do. The part of this is Trying to keep social distance and of course if we go to serious quarantine in lockdown you should probably stop even that but we're not there quite yet okay and still keep all of this to groups. Wet less than ten. There's oh well I mean the president is CDC said. No group should be getting together larger than ten. I think that that's still too large. I mean it's just I would say like you know if you're getting together in a group of ten people unless you're committing to sit six feet apart a pretty large room and so I don't know how we're actually pulling that off now with our family. Read around the kitchen table. But that's because we're agreeing that's our social circle and if you live in a family of ten fine keep the ten people in House. Nobody's saying household but you probably shouldn't be inviting a random ten people over to your house at any time. That's not serving the purposes. It's very unlikely you're following the rules and keeping at least six feet apart from anybody else. How do you practice appropriate social distancing in places like grocery stores and pharmacies that you sometimes really need to go to so clearly of course you know all the usual rules apply in Washington Washington washing? Don't touch your face. Coffey elbow. Don't go if you're sick. Stay away from sick people. It's also better to go on off hours when fewer people are going to be there. It's better to avoid it when there's huge lines as much as possible. Keep your distance from other people. You know it's no we could spend in light stand in line like six feet apart. You know making sure. We're not sneezing or coughing on each other. I'm certainly the second Jordan. Wash your hands you know again and again and again when you unload the groceries wash your hands you know just constantly constantly constantly get used to making you short. You are clean and you've taken whatever might have gone off certainly before you touch your face certainly before you eat. Is it okay to volunteer places? Like food banks if you have no symptoms and use a mask. This is where I would talk to the Food Bank and find out there policy but again they're going to want to restrict it to his people as possible the whole goals. We don't want lots and lots of people coming into contact with each other so if they said we have a core of volunteers and these people are agreeing to go up and back to the Food Bank and not do anything. That would be ideal. Should we cancel all on critical doctor? Appointments in March may be an April on. This person. Said it feels like I should but I don't want to leave issues unresolved for potentially. I'm laughing at this question. Because I get asked this question about should I cancel ex by friends family and acquaintances all the time? And every single time my responses it's going to be cancelled anyway I think it's very unlikely that a lot of these optional appointments over the next few weeks certainly are going to stay in place. Be It a dental visit. A non emergent doctor visit A nail visit a haircut. Were heading towards probably much more strict isolation which case they get canceled. The trip matters yet. We probably should cancel them Because because they're just exposing us in ways that we probably don't need to next question should soon healthcare workers coming back from spring break allowed to continue work clinical rotations. Many are even after having traveled. I mean our medical school. Just shut down all third year rotations for medical school. And we're waiting to hear what they're doing on fourth year rotations. I think that's GonNa stop no matter. What because again. I think we're headed towards you. Know really only essential personnel should be exposed. And so I think this is one of those theoretical questions that people are asking. Now I think in a week will be moot. How can families of healthcare workers support their family working in healthcare? Well still helping contain the virus? So how do they keep their kids neighbors etc? Save when someone in the home is a doctor nurse. Paramedic getting lots of exposure enroll like. I've seen extremes on twitter. Were were doctors who know they're being exposed or like moving into the garage to protect your family which is just. I can't believe this is where we are But you know we. I think we're living in a world where I mean. Look as much as you can in a house practice good hygiene. Wash your hands. Stay away from people. Don't share stuff. My kids are all in high school. You know my oldest is in his room most of the time and so it's like it's not as hard pressed social isolation if you have if you have small children. It's much more difficult almost impossible. Let's own almost impossible But but doctors who were seriously being exposed need to take much care as possible to keep their family safe but it's going to be very hard. Should we bring parents home from CARE? Facilities Assuming no one in the homesick and then related to that. Should I get my elderly parents to my house from another state before things get worse if you're committing to true isolation liqu you're not GonNa Leave Your House and you can drive and get your parents so that you know they're not going to an airport. I guess it's theoretically possible that you could safely get them to you and then all commit to not leaving the house but you almost have to have the same rules that were advising the elderly at that point like it would be dangerous for you to go to the supermarket and then come home be near your elderly. Pats. You'd almost have to shutdown. That's been hard to do If they're in a nursing home or long term care facility I'd talk to the Nursing Home I don't know what safer to be honest whether to bring them home or not. Sometimes it's impossible. You just can't provide the care that they need which is why they were in a facility to begin with and of course once they're exposed. I'm not sure how much good it does to bring them out. So these are the kinds of incredibly hard. No good answer questions. That people are going to ask that are worth discussing. But I would do that. You your doctor or your parents doctor and the healthcare facility where they are. Is it safer to have your food delivered or to order food for pickup great question so I I suppose it depends on? How the pickup goes. Here's the thing there's there's not as there's really not much of an for transferring food as long as people are taking usual precautions and of course if you get delivery. They put the package down. Walk away you could open the door. Never be exposed to human being taken back to Washington to get to go no exposure. That's possible with pickup. But it's also possible you walk into pick up in their six other people wind to pick up the exact same moment and those are the kinds of exposures. Were trying to avoid okay and I feel like might be important to mention here that we should tip the people low. What I forget. You're only asked me a safety issue generous to everyone as humanly possible right now. We have canceled the people that help us clean the house. We're still paying them. And I say that. Not to Brag not too but it's like as much as you can help all the people that you can Because they are utterly dependent on a lot of the income. That is coming into completely. Cut IT OFF. Believe the most vulnerable vulnerable of us at
Trend Forecasting - Connecting the Dots Around Us by N26 Head of Product
"So dual-track discovery and delivery. This is probably familiar to many of you. The Concept Being Donald Track. Agile the idea that we in product need to not only focus on how to prepare teams for one step ahead for what's coming next in the next sprint or the next quarter but also keep an eye on the horizon. What's further out there? That's going to affect us that we might not know how to make tangible today. And I don't know about you but I found myself more times and I would like to admit with the distribution. That looks a little bit more like that. Not only does it not feel good. It's dangerous and the reason can be exemplified with simple Eisenhower Matrix for things. That are urgent and important. It's not to get buy in from stakeholders or to convince her team. We need to work on something or for you to even figure out what has to be done. These are your incidents for what you might need a post mortem. These are your releases that are coming up and you've got to make a deadline in order to get something through your APP. Regression test not easy to get buying and pretty clear that top priority list for things. That are urgent but not important. This is where the classic product skill delegation comes in is another team equipped to do this better than us. Doesn't their service handle something like that? We try to delegate as much as we can for things that are neither important nor urgent. We tried to get rid of them all together and we might mark them in. Jura ticket as won't do and comment. Please talk to me if you have any questions but for things that are important but not urgent. We don't always take the time and carve the space to focus on them and this is bad because when we don't know what's coming on the horizon we might actually find ourselves working on things that are neither important nor urgent just because they're quick winds and they're easier to understand and to articulate to our teams and so I want to focus today on the upper right quadrant how to carve space for things. That are urgent but important. But not urgent. I believe that product managers can focus on that urgent but not no important but not urgent work by carving space and using trend forecasting tools and techniques in order to future proof their products at Lisa the Barcelona School of Design Engineering where I studied a program on research for design innovation and a cornerstone of that program is in trend forecasting and before. I started that programming. I thought that trend forecasting was basically something like this little more than reading into a crystal ball. Or maybe shaking tea leaves or coffee grounds things that you do on holiday because they're exotic but not necessarily a way to make a case for what you should build next but quieted my inner skeptic and I started to dig into the curriculum and what I found was that the reading materials and the coursework and the projects that is doing in that program or not on the Typical Products Circuit. These are not books that you find tons of medium articles that the tech community talks about all the time. These are things that are a little bit more fringe in nature. And I like to. I found because I realized that trend forecasting is inherently evidence-based with the balance of quant. And I thought that's Kinda like product. Maybe there's a common denominator here that I wasn't expecting and so before we dig into trend. Forecasting tools and techniques that product managers can use. I wanted to share with you. Three things about trends. These are the three things we should know. I don't mistake. Trend with trendy cabbage soup. Diet might be something that you find on a morning talk show but it's probably not here to stay because the next time that some other fad diet roles in this one will be old news not a trend fashion choices. That seem like a great idea in the moment but upon reflection a few years maybe months later you look back at photos like what was I thinking why did I wear that. Not a trend and toys that spike into popularity. Actually the fidget spinner debuted in the early nineties but it claim to fame was in two thousand seventeen in the middle of the year around. May and it didn't even make it through the holiday season. 'cause was old news by by Christmas. Not a trend so don't mistake trend with trendy so what is the trend? Then if it's not the things that capture the headlines of best friends of twenty twenty well it's a manifestation of change and this makes sense when we consider that we would call this a trend line. A trend line moves in a clear direction. And we know where it's going. It's something that articulates to us where things are headed as the impact culture and society and certain industries. And it's no surprise that we'd then would call fidget spinners not a trend that doesn't look like a trend line to me what is a trend. Then looking for a recent example to understand the local market here in the UK is the love for slurp Vietnamese soup. We can see here a steady trend. Yes there are seasonality dips from May to August make sense. You don't want hot soup but FAA shows us that over the last sixteen years. The demand is on the rise at least by search query people being interested in expressing their interest so trends are the sustained manifestation of change and we can notice trends if we look out a bit more carefully for signals signal. It's simple it's an indication of a situation and they can take many different formats. We'll go through some examples. Here's a way luggage. They raised one hundred. Eighty one million bucks through their suzy round so far and they came out founded in two thousand fifteen. They're designing travel luggage for the modern traveler. Smart Design and sleek years later. We see a kickstarter campaign for nomadic backpacks. It raised forty four times. Its intended goal. Sneak on the exterior. You have no idea the functionality. That's hiding within it and Kara sport the pioneer of Ath Leisure bags which are convertible to help people. Mostly women go from gym to work to dinner two drinks. Now what are these things have in common well? They might seem very disconnected but if we look a little bit closer we can tell that these three examples although at different points in time over the last five and a half years show us that there's huge consumer and investor appetite in hyper functional but really elegant products. You would have no idea what's inside because it looks so nice. And so back to the Great. Formatting how can we use trend forecasting tools and techniques at twenty six to make sure that we we build important but not urgent work at an twenty-six so I'm not going to walk you through all of the different frameworks. We use many of them. Should be familiar to you here. In this room marking jobs to be done understanding them through hypotheses. But what I will talk you. Through is five tools and techniques that we used in trend forecasting and the first one is sorting out those signals. So if we receive signals from all these different places around us. If you're slack looks anything like mine in my teams. You're constantly sharing articles things interesting. Check this out such and such just raise money or such and such just got acquired. It's hard to capture that and make sense of it and if we want to be present in our meetings and dive into our focused work then we can't just read everything that comes to us right away but it's not just about what share with you. It's also the things that you go out and find for yourself so looking what's up. What'S UP ON PRODUCT HUNT? What's gaining traction there or even traditional publication? What's the headline news today? The market's hit a record high. These are all signals. And if we aren't careful they can become noise so we use a pretty low tech technique here which is just creating. Trello board organized by Category. Where we store what's going on so in the actual truecard. We have links so we can go back to it and find the details but we organize them by their headlines and this is great because we can go back at will. We don't have to scour the internet or review. Which Slack Channel. Did Somebody share that with me. We can just take a look here and easily. Organize everything now that we've gathered those signals and we've organize them a bit more systematically. We can identify relevant trends. I'm going to walk you through some examples of the things that might seem tonight. I are focusing on right now. Last Fall American Express released. Its new green card packed with a slew of new benefits. It's also made of recycled ocean. Plastic at least for the most part and for that package of new benefits. They've raised the price fifty percent for the subscription month later bunk out of the Netherlands. They launched their own green card ninety nine years a year subscription and for every hundred bucks you spend. They plant a tree within two months. They planted forty thousand trees. Really Cool and the most extreme example up here is a carbon control. Card launched a think tank in Sweden called economy in partnership with the UN climate. Change Secretariat and Mastercard.
Erin Ryan and Alyssa Mastromonaco Discuss the New Hampshire Primary Results
"Erin first of all congratulations to you and what to you and into me We have several days now before another caucus or primary activity and feeling really proud of our country and of myself often of you that we get all of this time without having to worry about who's voting for who but can I tell you something. That actually hurts my heart so much. Okay okay. The Nevada caucuses are on my forty four th birthday oh no I know okay. I've got I've got one up. Can you what the Twenty Sixteen Democratic National Convention contained. My birthday my birthdays at the end of July and on my birthday I went to it was just like it was an awful week of whether it was way way way too hot. Everything was spread out like in Cleveland. Everything was altogether for the DNC. NC was not very fun logistically and on my birthday I spent all day kind of traipsing to all these different events way too hot wearing nylons even though because that's what wild because that's what it's like a standard people were nylons and That night I went to a planned. Parenthood Party that Liz oh performed at Whoa. WHOA yeah yeah so the day itself was sort of weird but the Liz Oh performance was cool? That's cool yeah there that there were protesters outside of that has pretty graphic posters. I was like look. It's my birthday leave meal since Donald Trump became president we've moved past like pantyhose right. NYLONS THEIR DAD. Oh the one hundred percent unless you're unless you're robbing a bank you should not be wearing nylons and then they're over your face. It's totally different ballgame right totally I have. I have another question for you. Not Related and NYLONS. Do you think Kamala Harris is wishing she stayed in the race right about now Lord Lord be I mean. I don't know like maybe when you drop out you feel fucking free you know and like you kick back and you watch what it is when there's all the Chitchat about whether or not they're gonNA let Bloomberg into the debate and not have to meet the threshold that other people did. I don't nope she whispered as if she were back in but I bet she was pissed. Yeah I my main reason for thinking that I was thinking this as I was watching the he returns. Come in from New Hampshire on to say and witnessing Amy Klobuchar even though in Bernie Sanders won the primary people to judge came in second and Amy Klobuchar though came in third and she's really mounted a There's been a swell in globetrotting over the last couple of week. The closest stands the Clova who stands have have really grown number. And you know amy. Klobuchar was kind of in on the path of being an also ran up until last night's really strong third-place still third-place performance. And I was just thinking you know comma. Harris is one of those people who could be explosive in a debate and it. It's it seemed to me like club. Char's turnaround or her boost was sort of brought to you by her really good performance in her last debate bait so that was my I was like you know. I wonder if commonly could have pulled something off like Amy Klobuchar did well. Here's the interesting thing. Right is the what accommodated is. She came out on the attack ray like she was super strong and debates. She criticized the other candidates in the race. Fairly you know fairly like they all have disagreements but she was very schlick really leaned into it and wanted to distinguish herself. What we haven't seen yet is what happens? Now that Kloba Shar an all of them are going to have to do the same thing right so so closure had like a really even I mean we both said she fucking great debate performance. She's is the person who comes in. It feels with a plan and execute Right which is what how. I felt about Kamla Is that she. You could tell by the. He ended the debate what she hoped to do and sort of whether or not she did it. So I think it'll be interesting to see now that that Klobuchar is pushing into you. Like the upper. Look anyone who's made it to the top. Three top four has gotten the shit kicked out of them at some point. And the question is whether you bounce back from getting the shit kicked out of Jio show. Sure yeah I mean an and the thing is there are negative stories about club that have been out but they came out at a time when she wasn't considered a front runner. Like the story. Gory of the way that she treated her staff. And the sort of way that it hasn't really been atoned for do you think that's going to end up hurting her. You know it's hard to say right because it like old news because it came out a couple of months ago. I mean the things they weren't they. It was not an isolated incident. It seemed like sort of of a pervasive behavior pattern So I don't know if those if those specific stories are GonNa come back to haunt her but I do think that you know now. She's going to be tested. She's going to look at a lot of people who are in the top tier have released plans. She hasn't released a ton of clans and therefore they haven't been picked apart. You know I mean Elizabeth Warren released every plan under the sun and the thing is she gave people a lot of fodder to just pick apart. And so you know. I really hope that having someone like Warren or like Bernie or people who take the time to really think through plans and try to explain between them. The American people aren't the ones targeted and assembled by the media. Because they've actually done the work no. I think that it's time you know the club Charlotte everybody but he also because it will happen. Whoever the general election candidate is whoever the nominee of the party is is GonNa get the shake out of them? So it's time to like make sure we're kicking the shit out of everybody buddy so that you know the skeletons are revealed. The policies are understood so that the next forty eight contests we have You know like people have all the facts right. I mean and let's Talk About Elizabeth Warren a little bit because it seems like In New Hampshire she had a disappointing disappointing finish during during her speech though she was as always use very classy and she congratulated. Quote my friend Amy Klobuchar for showing. Just how wrong the pundits can be when they account a woman out. What do you think happened to Warren's campaign and do you think that she People who support her should not should feel bad but do you think did they have reason to be less than yeah. Certainly I mean for sure the thing that I feel specifically ethically about Warren is kind of what we were just talking about. Is that in her effort to show America how much she had thought about this. How prepared she was? She released plans. And then the the media and certain people just like pick those plans apart and try to show why some of what she wanted to achieve was pie in the sky right now my point is I want a little pie in the sky. I want people who aren't just like I'm GonNa get in there and maintain the status quo. I just won't be racist And so I think that you know being from a neighboring state. It was people really expected her to do better. But look everyone was pulling apart was picking apart everybody last night. It's like Bernie should have done much much better like he outperformed Hillary by twenty points. Last time we'll right but they're like two people in the racist time in that time there were like eight this time and so you know. I think that I think E W has had a bad couple of conflict to contests where people thought she would do better but I still think that they can turn it around. Yeah and I think that it is every time in in my adult life every single election cycle. It seems like the gold fish brain of the political media has done the same thing which is try to extrapolate nationwide trends from you too very small very white states that quite honestly are so small and so white. Both would make great settings for horror movies about insulated small towns. that don't take kindly to a attractive. Young couple that gets stranded in their car like children of the corn style. Setting states should not and cannot really determine the future of the American democratic process. We put a lot of weight in it and a lot of resources are invested into doing well in those states. Decisions are made based on how people do in those states. But but I think now more than ever it's like especially this time around. It seems like after Iowa everyone was like Oh my God. Democrats need to be worried biting their fingernails. Offing Zayed. Low turnout low turnout. This is a disaster. But it's like this is one St and New Hampshire's turn out was at about two thousand eight levels so even better than two thousand sixteen and we still have a state coming up Nevada on the twenty second which has a lot more than white people living there that will actually be a better indicator of what the Democratic Base will do moving forward but I think looking at how the political press treats this time after time it almost was feels like it's their muscle memory like like if I'm walking my dog in a park and he sees a dead thing he can't help but try to roll in. You know like political pundits. See something happened in Iowa. They can't help but be like. Oh this is how the whole rest of the country acts exactly and do you think I mean. Do you think it's going to change this time because I feel like people are are more annoyed with the process this time than they've ever been well because I think that this the process has been going on. I mean I'm exhausted. I'm I am personally stressed out and exhausted because it's like I mad about how the race is being picked apart part. I'm I think that people like this is the one thing people who are like on television as journalists and news people or pundits. I feel like if you actually supporting a candidate. You should kind of have to declare it because people are looking at you as sort of like historical looking back through multiple races and trying to read tea leaves of what it means historically. But if you're like taking that sanders doesn't have a chance and it's because you are not progressive. I feel like you should have to declare that like I feel like this year more than ever before it feels like less on the level And I felt like that a little bit last night when it seemed like the lead story in different for an outlets was that Buddha judge had come in second and I mean the the real story is that Bernie Sanders one. He's now the National Front runner career in the Democratic race. And that's something that I feel. It's getting buried by either wishful thinking or people who are reverting back to muscle memory like Oh of course they're gonNA pick the of course they're going to pick the moderate of course. The story is is the journey of the moderate. Not The story is like the journey of the gatecrashing progressive. Exactly and it's like you can tell you can tell what the pundits candidates and the like and the establishment. It's like they're just telling on themselves all over the place and I just think that people deserve the right to make up their own mind and don't you feel to you like you're watching people and instead of you know maybe four years ago or two thousand eight people looked all the candidates and they're like you know what this is. The person person who speaks to me now. We've turned America into these like many soothsayer pundits. Were like who do I think can win but but like I'm not sure that you get a real result when that's all the people are doing
Why won't NFL teams hire minority coaches?
"Three head. Coaching spots have been filled this week. But none of those. Three coaches were minorities while the Rooney rule has been followed. Some are beginning to believe that minority forty candidates are not being taken seriously for the open jobs and anonymous African American. NFL Assistant Coach said that the League has quote finally shown. It's not the place as for black men to advance. It's ridiculous it's disgusting. We can sell tickets and make plays but we can't lead Shannon. Why isn't the Rooney rule role working? Well I think until skip this diversity thing yeah. Diversity is a great great to talk about but until you get someone the leadership position that says you know what. I don't just want to talk about it. I want to be about it so until you get older ships that actually wants to put some substance to this and this is what that you're GonNa get now if the general manager there's one general manager that's what minority and that's CR- Chris greer in Miami. There's zero owners that are it shouldn't say minorities. I guess because shot con radically a minority. But when you get the gist of what I what. I'm trying to say until leadership gets more diverse. You're I'm not gonNA have a more diverse hiring background skills. This was puzzling to be. Is that Eric. Enemy has the exact Zac job that Matt Nagy had negative and call plays any recall. Please man they can get the job. Doug Peterson sedinko plays true. Recall to play around Rivera's on but Ron Rivera was not the defensive coordinator in Philly. He he became a D. coordinator what's he got to the D. Coordinator in Chicago. You are you in San Diego. Yeah but he got his getting these enter coaching tree. Eric B enemy has the exact same job. That Matt Nagy Doug Peterson has and he's not getting opportunity is spirit but this. I don't really think that they go into it. Unless you incentivize this. Okay if you how minorities kill we maybe you have an extra three to five five dollars and cap space. That's the only thing that resonates with these owners because I get it skipped if I spent three billion. Let's just say I spent three billion dollars for a restaurant run. You Go tell me what the hell I need to cook. Cook whatever I WanNa Cook it there. And that's how they look at it. Jerry Jones spent money for this. This this mind you oh tell me why should get killed but but this notion that Oh and they brought Muhiba Marvin Marvin Lewis. He brought him in to to do that. Situation wasted the same with the giants the giants they had irebi enemy. They what Joe Judge Chris Rashard Rashard. Excuse me Chris Restoring. Yeah so now. Now we're down to one. Vacant Cleveland Reunion. I'm talking about how good already know. Angle get no frills JAYCO network skill. He already interviewed there. So you would now now the take my name off the leader and solid rubber solid. Take my name off the list. Because he's GonNa get Mad Max two and a half years if you're lucky that seems to instead that's all Jimmy can stomach now if you look at it they keep these. You look at Mike Patton. You look at all the guys they've had and these guys have had I think. Hugh Jackson stayed the longest at two and a half years. But everybody's been two years the list huge only two and a half two and a half long but you get you get these other guys you get pretty kitchens and you look at patent and you look at a I forget. Just give all these one year jazz. WE ACHE AAC CLEVELAND. That in Cleveland of the North this skill ruining rules a joke. I get it. You know minorities Cadillac. An affirmative action thanksgiving. Yeah but in -firmative action. I guess it's federal dollars. You'RE NOT GONNA get the money if you don't do this. The NFL is a is a private entity. So what can you do. What Ki- what can you give? Nfl Do not the so. I have been tracking this for a long time because one of my best friends is John. Wooten who is now the retired leader of the Fritz Pollard. Alliance and he was the driving force behind instituting the Rooney rule as I hiring practice in the national shirow all league and John's point from the start was I just need interviews because if a young assistant coach gets interviewed a couple of times times it gets reported in his name gets out there and if another owner sees that name enough over maybe a couple of years hiring cycles else maybe an owner says chee that guy. He's getting a lot of interviews. Maybe I should bring in. Maybe I should be more open minded to him. But if you're GONNA curse because if I get a a lot of interviews and I'm not getting hired was wrong why here the me getting hired cave liability with that. But John's point in the end was I'd rather have interviews than not have interests. Okay okay so let's go back to the stat that I use last week. The Institute of Diversity and Ethics In sports twenty nine thousand nine racial and gender report card for the National Football Bali. The League got actually an a plus for hiring of color. Assistant coaches right a sit a plot. Oh that's progress right. It got a deep loss for hiring head coach of Color White eight-plus assistance d-plus head head coaches. There's a big disconnect there and it shows you. That owners are fine. Oh hire two or three black assistant fine with that but nope nope. I don't want to head coach to be black. Right gives quite to the restaurant you can cook. You'll be in the bank but Michelle not the bridge. I roll up now okay so when I texted back and forth last we can use this last week of John Wooten just beside himself now. He is devastated by this this development his point was that only one. GM Chris Grin Miami. Point out is use. John's word heartbreaking because it could start with the GM right a black GM of or of color could be more open minded to say to the owner. Hey listen this guy is really bring him in. Let me let me introduce him to you right. The conduit to the owner can be stronger. Iran have I don't know six or eight black. GM right right. We've had them around the league four or but all of a sudden there's a dearth to rape Barma with Barma within Cleveland. He'd Gone Rick Smith who I know very well be in Denver. He interviewed for The Washington. Ashington John Daniel Snyder said head coach could be a head coach. Basically general manager after the Washington like who are the head coaching after the draft. The General Mattis. Okay so sometimes there is group think or shink sheep among the owners because in the end they do want to win right. And if they're looking around the League league and that black head coaches really successful they say well I want one of those. I want to go that direction right well. There was one black head coach who started to have success late in the year ear and he happened to be allied with Chris. Clear in Miami and Brian Floors off the Patriots. Well they started out all time badge for about what seven seven games fifty. Nine seven opening renders and then they basically it felt like they turned the whole roster iside down which they needed to do and then all of a sudden the last nine games they go five and four they upset the eagles and then they went to foxborough and just basically ended the season. I thought for the new New England Patriots playoff teams right. Okay so all the sudden Brian floor floor with the help of Chris greer. They're having big success. It looks like it's headed in the right drug us us but it wasn't enough of a splash to create momentum through the hiring process and right because John Wooden again texted me back with so many names he said we have so many in the pipeline. Who already started with Eric? B Enemy and Chris Rock. I think Chris Shaw Bad Year on defense but when I watch him interviewed when I watch his body language. It's a stunt man he's he's got. CEO Written all over him. He looks like a commanding officer to me. There's not enough black head coaches skip. Because because you look you look at Mike McCarthy guest job he hires the guy that gave him his opportunity coordinator fifteen years ago so you see the circle. We'll skip once you become a head coach. What do you do you go to the combine? You go to say elbow you got your drake. He goes to the coaches meeting and Yada Yada Yada and to connect with the boom boom boom right right. So if I'm not in that Lou. How do I get into loops? Because a rid of staff they said eighty percent of the jobs are never posted so in other worth people get hired somebody a friend or family member is not what you know who you know There in live the roof. It does house so to finish John. Bruton's list of pipeline candidates being AMEE. Chris Rashard Robert Sala. He threw Jim Caldwell on his list. Is Jim Colwell was highly successful zestful. Jim called wheel lost his jaw. Going nine and seven in two years Matt Patricia has nine total win and he's still got a job now he goldwell still doesn't have another job he in four years. He went to the playoffs twice in the last year he went nine and seven and they said well you know we need to move in a different direction. uh-huh and the guy that's replaced has yet to win nine total games in two years. Do you still own a still on the clock. Okay Steve wilks got one shot in time. I'm one year in Arizona and he was gone. He's now the defensive coordinator in Cleveland which probably didn't help his cause this year that much but I don't hear his name no in Cleveland right right on the list. And then there's Terrel Austin who's young stripes potential star coach and John Wootton into his list with Marvin Lewis who he thinks deserves a second shy right. Okay so Jerry. Jones did observe in qualified for the Rooney rule by bringing in. I Marvin Lewis. I think Jerry was shrewd operating waiting there. Because he didn't pick a young like like Chris Rashard type interview him because of Jerry had interviewed a young potential upcoming head. Black coach right. There's more pressure on Jerry. What was wrong with right? What's the problem exactly? He went to Marvin Lewis because he thinks Marvin Lewis is kind of old news right right. He got his longtime time shot in Cincinnati. Listen I still think Marvin did a good job job seriously. Yes okay he went. Oh and seven in the playoffs but still it was Andy Dalton Alton you re you with covering the NFL and you remember what Cincinnati before. Marlene got there was John. Carter number one overall. You Got David Cleland with the fourth. The fourth picket. You got big day to day and Wilkerson purse around the second pick in the draft year after year after a year people. Forget what I know. Marvin didn't win a playoff game. But they weren't even getting close to the playoffs for Marvin got there. No so I was disappointed in Jerry because you know my heart Hartz. I'd love to see Jerry Jones higher black head coach and I think I probably won't live long enough or Jerry will live long enough to know.
"old news" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast
"There was such a thing as the ghost of Internet passed. It would probably haunt us with a lot of Richard Dawkins quotes but today. That's just old news for the Colson Center. I'm John John Stonestreet. This is break point in the early two thousands across the digital and print world of Christian apologetic. The so called new. Atheism was a the central topic of conversation authors. Like Richard Dawkins Sam Harris the late. Christopher hitchens generated quite an audience by attacking religion in general and Christianity city in particular and portraying both as irrational evil forces in society. Books like the God delusion God is not great and the inter-faith argued that belief in God was unscientific and Unbeliev would make us all better people now. You might be thinking to yourself you know. I haven't really thought of those guys in quite a while exactly. The movement has grown strangely quiet over the last decade message board debates at petered out rallies and debates have been cancelled book sales have flatlined in fact the new atheism has been largely replaced. Some folks who once loved to join in on the outrage against religion have got woken staten and now aim their outrage it things like privilege religious oppression and proceeds inequality others migrated from rational wicky to outright online hubs like four Chan and read it today. Those sites are full of former former dachshunds fans who swallowed so called Red Pill ideas about race sex and politics not to mention heaping doses of conspiracy theories. Now it's fair to say now now as Stephen pulled it earlier this year in the Guardian that the new atheists moment has ended but what killed it pull makes a strong case that it just became old news. Authors authors like Dawkins Dan Harris and Hitchens road of wave of nine eleven and the war on terror in the aftermath of the deadly attack in American history. It was easy to make the claim that it was religion itself and not just certain religions that pose unique threats to world peace despite of course obvious differences between Christianity and radical radical Islam according to the new atheists to quote Christopher hitchens religion. Just poisons everything but now that al Qaeda and Isis are in retreat in a generation is coming of age. Who can't remember nine eleven? The new atheism is kind of run out of tracks to run on and they have failed to convert a younger audience. I also think that Patrick Henry College which Professor Jean Edward. VI offers another helpful angle on the decline of the new atheists in a PC recently wrote a pathos. Militant UNBELIEV has faltered. He suggests because has it cannot adequately explain sin see atheism is a reduction mystic worldview. It's forced to either deny the existence of real evil. Oh or to blame religion for it. After watching institutions and industries you drown in sex scandals and innocence mowed down and nihilistic mass shootings over over the last ten years woods clear that the fanatically religious certainly do not have a monopoly on violence and evil and another autopsy of the New Atheism Ark Digital Ben Sixsmith suggests that those once preoccupied with arguing against the existence of God have moved on to more intense areas of rhetorical dispute like racial and gender oppression while those who bang on about atheism now look in his words increasingly mono maniacal irrelevant and Dole all now. What does all this leave us with the new atheism in its twilight years and more fashionable false world views? Now taking its place. Christians need to keep apologetically focused all fos ideas need to be answered today. We might best serve our neighbors by pointing out the lies of identity politics or oppression politics explaining the evolutionary. Mary roots of modern racism or caring for the victims. These bad ideas leave behind and as we do we'll need to point out. Just how inadequate every other world view view is an accounting for Sin and evil witch as Alexander Solzhenitsyn put it runs through every human heart and place of the numerous and varied failed. Accounts of what's wrong with our world will need to continue to proclaim the truth at the new. Atheists denied today's fashionable ideologues. Ignore that the problem with the world but the source seveval is in here not out there and because we are at route the source of the world's problems salvation will only come from without and not from within for breakpoint. I'm John Stonestreet..
Interview with Redskins' Landon Collins
"We welcome you back. We are delighted for one more hour in Tuscaloosa. And what a treat to have Landon Collins on grew up in Louisiana people thought he might go to Lsu you and he is here now. Elaine and thank you very much a redskins single by weekend heavier great great to be. I want to go back. I I know this is a story that that's old news to you but it was not easy for a young man in Louisiana to go through. You went through. Come to the University of Alabama. What do you remember about that time? I remember a lot about it. The biggest thing I'm about as my mom picking that lets you to go to but I I continue to choose Alabama. I just wanted to be here. You know the biggest thing I know I remembered it was something that your commitment was. I think on television and And your mom your mom none-too-happy but it it worked out pretty well. I think so. I think it worked out. Very well. she's happy that I'm I'm not in school at Alabama right now. But she's happy that on. I'm still planning that. I love so I'm interested in in in this game from from your perspective because you played in some epic Alabama Lsu Games and now we're back for probably the biggest game since that season Back in eleven and ultimately in twelve remember first of all just reflections on this game from your own is on the field you played when I was playing man I remember the biggest one I played and it was at Lsu. It's hard to win in Death Valley and Was I think it was down. I can't remove is down by but I think. Td Pitch back. That was the twelve game. Yeah he's put his backup to To Tie the game I think it was we went into overtime right. I wasn't take a listen. I'm trying to remember the old time game was a little earlier than that TJ Yeldan play. That's the biggest barrier was in twelve when Ah Bless you had the lead and I think they were they were. They were attempting a field goal. That would have put the game out of reach miserable. Aj McCarron hit yelled Alden screen and That was one of the Big Little Alabama the national championship direct. Big Big play. Big play big play now One of the biggest dreams I wanted to do was beat. Lsu Home Place and we did that so so now that you're in the NFL and Y- so you have to say you keep up with Alabama football but it's not as easy I would think but your assessment of what what you've seen so far it hasn't really been tested The defense doesn't look like defenses that you played for but you have better value. Evaluation is is an idea. What did you see when you watch Alabama they? Offense is a lot of a lot of a lot of power around the AFC guys they do anything. They test the body all over to the house. So that's that's that's the that's the biggest fans they got a guy that could get them. Get them the ball as much as possible. And I'll get into the different receivers the different that would call them all over the field. Oh and then defensively I would say I mean we strong strong we get the job done and we make sure we hold officers not scoring and not getting that. It's the points that they need to get to keep in and in the game but at the same time this defense is GonNa hold up. I'm interested Landon from the defensive side of the ball because you know you're certainly you've been more than one of the best players in college and you're you're doing quite well in the NFL when when when you look at trying to defend against Alabama runs you help us understand from your standpoint. How do you do it because You got four wide receivers that are going to play. You got to who speaks for itself you you got a running back who's overlooked and Nausea Harris. WHO's still big Tom Player right and I realize you're only one you're only one man? I I think they think the overtime game was in fourteen. Okay so you are correct about. That House attended game. Two that was very Alabama should have lost that game. Sign very very
NASA Wants to Send a Probe to the Hellish Surface of Venus
"D. B. L. now NASA says the moon and Mars are old news now it's at its eyes on earth's closest neighbor and one of the least understood planets in the solar system Venus previous spacecraft have only been able to last a few hours on the hell like hot planet but NASA says its new probe is being designed to last up to sixty days the space agency is calling it the long lived in pseudo solar system
Li-Fi Makes New Waves in Aerospace Industry
"The university of Alabama school of law online, choose between an l l m and tax or business transactions for lawyers or jurists master in taxation for non-lawyers. Connect. And learn with live lectures details. Had Bama by distance dot U, A dot EDU. This is tech news briefing, im Tanya, Bustos reporting from the newsroom in New York. Coming up, you've heard of wifi. That's old news. It's all about life. I now much faster than WI fi. It has become one of the biggest innovations in the aerospace industry. Lightning fast internet on aircrafts is about to take off more after these tech headlines. The FBI is looking into whether lab testing startup, you bio used improper billing codes in claims and sought payment for unnecessary tests. You buy ohm had been trying to build a business on testing patients microbiomes the microorganisms in the gut, and other parts of the body based on emerging science that suggests microbes can play a role in health as the Wall Street Journal. Previously reported FBI agents searched the company's San Francisco offices in April step to date with the very latest on the probe and the tech behind it at wsJcom. The CIO journal says information technology executives are pushing to make their systems, more energy efficient developing and tweaking software to cut waste. And now tracking how much energy their operations consume. IT leaders are choosing to play a bigger role in reducing the energy consumption of the hardware, and software as well. A crucial part of this is the companies moved to the public cloud, which of course, cuts down on energy guzzling data centers. Take atlassian Corp Sydney-based maker of online collaboration tools for business. For instance, the company aims to run all of its direct operations primarily buildings on one hundred percent renewable energy, including wind and solar by twenty twenty five and care for one of Europe's largest grocery retailers is unloading most of its operations in China were big box retailers are struggling to keep up with nimble delivery providers the kind that are currently winning over shoppers. The move also marks. The latest retreat by a western company in China in the face of stiff competition from home, grown rivals care for is selling an eighty percent stake in its Chinese business, including more than two hundred stores. This comes at a price tag of about seven hundred million dollars. The French company wants a dominant force in many tiny cities saw its sales in the market fall, five point nine percent last year. This comes as western companies are finding the country, brutally competitive and fraught with regulatory hurdles McDonald's. Hewlett Packard and Uber. Armone those who have pulled back or chain strategy in recent years. Coming up picture this lightning fast internet on aircraft. That uses light to transmit signals have the airspace industry is taking it to the next level with life by the university of Alabama school of law online Jews between an l l m and tax or business transactions for lawyers or jurists master and taxation for non-lawyers. Connect and learn with live lectures detail. At Bama by distance dot UA dot EDU. One of the biggest innovations showcased at the recent Paris air show. The one that still has all the airspace enthusiasts talking is life by French company pardon. My French and I mean this, I'm sorry let's say co year. Claims lie fi is up to one hundred times faster than WI fi. Here's surge Barringer senior VP for research and tech at the company explaining the difference. So the wifi is working with a radio frequency. Where was your life fibroids with, like making life by even more notable? It eliminates the sensitivity to radio frequencies, a frequency was impacting health, Folsom, people addict sensitive fall some others that doesn't work but know not lots of a wifi embedded in the prophets. It will impactful her of people in town and for all the five G hype. Here's where something like five G really comes into. Play for WI fi. It's by cutting the costs of satellite operations, which then makes more of the tech free for airlines and passengers to use for the satellite communication gonna do the across to the rest of the will does have limited bandwidth, but in the coming years to sip all to the five G deployment, launch number of satellites willow to reduce the cost of set. Calm and enable and support the deployment of five G himself countries will be faster than in others, but in a long term, you will have a better and cheaper connection than in these today to from from your cuff to the rest of the will catch up with more of what you may have missed. The Wall Street Journal, has full coverage of the latest in airspace technology. That's it for the tech news briefing from the newsroom in New York. I'm Tanya boosters. Thanks for listening.
How Often Should You Change Your Oil?
"Today's episode is brought to you by Oregon. You know, when something goes wrong at home, and you just freak out. I have definitely had my moments, especially when it comes to pests ants in the mirror, Nara, cockroaches, hanging out around your bubble, bath and uninvited rat a your daughter's birthday party. Don't let pets through in the moment. Get an architect out to your house tomorrow Bill. Protect your time and your temper visit organ dot com to say fifty dollars on your first mosquito service with the promo code brain. Organ home is where the bugs aren't. Welcome to brain stuff. Production of iheartradio. Hey, bring stuff Lauren Vogel, bomb hair. Oil changes are just one of many minor hassles of car ownership, but they're crucial to keeping your car in good shape. Furthermore, if your car carries a warranty, not changing your oil on time and with the proper products could void that warranty. However experts now say that the standard oil change interval of every three months or every three thousand miles. That's about five thousand kilometers is old news and the most cars can travel quite a bit farther before needing their oil replaced. If you're changing your oil more frequently than necessary, it won't help your car. It doesn't harm it either. But you're wasting money time and resources after all throwing way oil that's still usable. But to strain on the environment. There are four main recommended intervals for oil changes based on b-actor specific to you and your car number one under some circumstances. Experts recommend changing your oil every one thousand miles that sixteen hundred kilometers or every six months. I know I know if some experts say that three thousand miles to often, why would those same experts recommend intervals of every one thousand miles. It all depends on your driving habits. If you're driving routine consists, mostly of trips that are ten miles or less. You should consider changing your oil more often than every three thousand miles for two reasons if you aren't making long trips at high study speeds like you would on a highway then your engine isn't getting hot enough to boil off condensation can accumulate in the system that can cause oil to break down faster, most of the wear and tear on your engine occurs. When you're starting your car, and if you aren't driving very far most of your driving is of the type that's very hard on your engine. More frequent oil changes will help minimize that damage. In short. If you drive your car, infrequently as in much less than the mileage of your recommended service, interval you should still change your oil twice a year since the oil degrades over time. Interval number two that old standard three thousand miles or five thousand kilometers or every three months. Some car experts suggest that the three thousand mile interval is really for the benefit of the shops that change the oil since the more frequently you come in the more money, they make still if you have an older model car that recommends this interval you're probably better off adhering to it. Meanwhile, most modern car owners manuals actually recommend longer intervals every five thousand seventy five hundred miles. That's about eight thousand twelve thousand kilometers. However, some manufacturers recommend you also take your driving style and habits into account. For instance, if your car is fairly new, and you usually drive twenty minutes or more and chief fairly steady speeds as opposed to stop and go traffic the entire drive. You are a prime candidate for less frequent oil changes. However, if your car is older it's best to stick. With the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, in some cases, experts recommend going as long as ten thousand to fifteen thousand miles that's sixteen thousand to twenty four thousand kilometers or every six months, that's in cases, where your car's manufacturer recommends synthetic oil or if you decide to make the switch those synthetic oil is much more expensive than regular oil. It has more benefits. It's better for the environment and can perform better than regular oil. That's because synthetic oil doesn't break down like regular oil. Oil synthetic oil can also with stand more extreme temperatures it won't break down in a hot engine or during hot weather in winter synthetic oil can resist the effects of cold, which means it will start flowing as soon as you start your car. Opinions differ, though about whether upgrading is worth it. While some experts suggest doing it in most circumstances consumer report says that generally you shouldn't switch synthetic if your car doesn't need it. If you frequently tow heavy loads synthetic oil can help ease the extra strain on your engine. If you own a model known to be prone to sludge issues that is what your engine gets clogged with the residue of degraded oil synthetic can help alleviate those problems and prolong the life of your engine. It's best to keep track of the miles. You drive between oil changes, though, some cars make this easier with a dashboard indicator the tells you it's time to head to the shop as part of what's called an oil life monitoring system these systems track your mileage and also use data from your driving. That's analyzed by your car's computer to determine when your car needs an oil change when the light illuminates it's best to get the oil changed as soon as possible, but it's not necessarily urgent. If your car has an oil life monitoring system note that this light is different than your oil pressure light which eliminates on your dash if your cars. Well, isn't flowing properly due to low level failing oil pump a leak in the system or some other issue. Check your owner's manual to learn the difference between the two dash lights because of the oil pressure like comes on you need to stop driving as soon as possible to avoid engine damage. Get in the habit of checking your oil at least once a month to ensure your car's not leaking or burning oil if the level is low at oil, a good oil should be a transparent Brown black color. If the oil is murky or Paik, it might be time for change. And it's milky your engine may be leaking coolant. However, if your car has one of the aforementioned oil monitoring systems, you might not have dipstick to check the oil with. The moral of the story here is that if you don't know how often to change your oil or how to check it between oil changes consult your owner's manual. These habits will help ensure the longevity of your engine. Today's episode was written by cherise three wit and produced by Tyler clang, brain stuff is a production of iheartradio's how stuff works for more on this and lots of other high performing topics visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. And for more podcast iheartradio. Visit the iheartradio app apple podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. Today's episode is brought to you by the Bob left's, that's podcast. If you want to know, how the music industry, really works. The Bob left's that's podcast is for you. 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4 Reasons to Use a Blog to Build A Brand
"I think of blogging now or any kind of online activity, I'm thinking of the next five to ten years at least because that's how brands built so with a blog, you know, that your going to have that block for the next five ten years, and let's be honest. It's not going aware and while new software platforms and saw might come out. People are still always going to want to read. So I am almost think of the long term. The next reason why you need to build a long-term Brown with a blog is ownership. So if you think of the internet as layers, so let's say laya one is what you build a blog on top. Of that's layer one. It's also the same layer that mocks bug and EV Williams built Facebook in Twitter on so Facebook is built on top of layer one Twitter is built on top of layer worn when you create a Facebook page or an Instagram profile, or when you create a Twitter handle your building on their lead to that's what they own you don't own that. But when you build a website when you build a blog, you're building on top of layer one. So that essentially means that your competitor to Facebook, you're building a competing product for eyeballs to Facebook. Now that might sound a bit ridiculous given the size of Facebook. But it is the more people that build their platforms on top of layer one the more competition Facebook has essentially or Instagram or Twitter or YouTube and so on so with les warn, you have the ownership with laya to you don't own any of that any algorithm change, and he changed with terms of service. And you know, you can be out of there. We've seen that already. It's old news really the Facebook algorithm that has just completely dissipated. Now, you look if you get one percent reach it's all paid for whereas four five years ago, you could get like sixty seventy percent reach. So the amount of money that was spent on building those Facebook pages. And now they just worth nothing is just kind of makes the point really. So that's the reason number two ownership reason. Number three, why you want to build a long-term brand with a blog is you can essentially build your own media empire. Let's call it a mini media empire because now with blogs blogs and just about the written word anymore. You can integrate podcast you integrate, videos, the great for imagery. And with what press where the vast majority of blogs, the built on these days, it's changed so much. So as I mentioned two thousand and five when I first started my own WordPress blog now, what price is a completely different animal now. To what it used to be back then too much more functional. It's much more easy to understand this more features more plug ins and so on and with web press. Now, you can have your own mini media empire. That's yours. And you can do whatever you want with it. I know what press Brady. Well, I know for a fact that I can build a publication using WordPress. You know, if I had journalists and people writing for I could easily build very robust media publication that is built for such engines and Bill for social sharing and so on, but it's it's getting the right as that's the most difficult part for me anyway, and even some publications the New York Times used to use what press for their blogging section. Whether they do know, I don't know. I think they use their own proprietary software. But for a long time, they use what press, but there are different companies now like vox, vox media. They've got their own proprietary software publishing software that they use. But again for a long time WordPress was used tech crunch huge blog. Well, it's immediate publications not blog. It started off as blog. But now, it's a media publication. And they still use WordPress. Marshall, Bill more press still is on WordPress. So the tools are at your disposal to create your own mini media empire. So why would you want to build on top of Instagram? Why would you wanna build and spend all that money on top of linked in like, yes, use them? But don't kind of depend a hundred percent on them. The next reason why you want to build a long-term brand using a blog is content. So what's the half life of tweet, maybe twenty four hours if it goes viral, or if it gets a bit of traction, usually a couple of hours if that the vast majority tweets have a half-life of maybe an hour or two hours, depending on who's tweeting, and what kind of content is and so on, but they don't last very long. Let's be honest and then not meant to either. And again, like a Facebook post Facebook post don't really have any kind of traction. The literally don't really get seen much at all. So the half life again Noverre long and Instagram post twenty four hours, maybe a bit more. Again, that depends on who's publishing it with a blog, you can have content that can last you for not just days, not just weeks or even months, you can have content that less you for years. And if you can write a blog post that gets a lot of visibility gets a lot of traction, maybe people see it and share it in. It's a ridge it'll than that blog posts can repay you for months and years in such