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"pacman" Discussed on Unchained
"Day, I think the thing that it forces people to do is to innovate. That's always the answer. It's always always always the answer to innovate. So whether it's innovating on the side of marketplaces with innovating on the side of artists was people trying to figure out different kinds of revenue streams that they can earn from their from their supporters and from their fans. I don't think it will ever be the case of open season no longer charging. They're no longer enforcing royalties, therefore artists are going to starve. That's obviously absurd. That's not what's going to happen. What's going to happen is that artists are going to have to find new ways to despite the fact that markets are now becoming more efficient and trading fees are lower. They're going to have to find new ways to engage their audiences. And they will step up to the task because that's what human beings do. So PacMan, I want to give you the last word. How do you feel about maybe let's call it the assisted homicide of royalties? Definitely feel fatigued and somewhat regretful. When the royalty debate first got very heated and obviously came out with the operating filter, you know, we try to have conversations with a few players in the space and just like lay it out and just be like, hey, here's all the logic. Here's what we think is going to happen. Here's what we think could maybe alter the course and let's try to have a conversation with it about it. Ultimately, none of those conversations were fruitful. There is basically a zero interest in having a conversation. And I think now a lot of the players in the space kind of feels like open sea pulled the rug out from under them. And I just know that if those conversations were had, there could have actually been a plan to push forward that likely could have been a different. Because multiple pass were possible. It's not like this was the only path possible. So I feel like there could have been a plan put forward that would have made everyone actually a lot happier. I think it's very hard to adapt to changing metas, especially once you get used to existing matters, like everyone is at risk of that. Including ourselves, right? So it's very important to I think maintain neuroplasticity, especially when it comes to the web three space, which is just the space changes on a week by week, oftentimes like day by day basis, and it's just very important to keep that in mind. Until you reach a steady state, then you can't really get used to any sort of meta, and even once that steady state is reached, who knows what new change is just going to change the meta. So, you know, I think we're here now. We can have productive conversations. I think that the space will innovate. This is a really incredible primitive that hasn't changed. You know, I wish I wish it happened in a different way where I think people could have really been a lot more prepared than they were, but we're here now and I think that ultimately NFT survived the worst bear market in history and are really one of the only things that grew in that bear market, ultimately my belief is that NFTs are more accessible to the broader public than even tokens. I think that they're going to get bigger than tokens. I'm very excited about that future, and we're going to continue working to make that happen. Honestly, I think in the long run, you guys did open see a favor, because competition, the one thing competition does, it makes everybody step their game up. It makes everybody get better. And that's true for open sea. It's obviously true for you guys now that open sea has really woken up to the threat that blur is. And I think it's also true for creators. The creators have to step up and they have to do more in order to earn their keep if they want to keep on their lottery ticket. They got to earn it every single day rather than just win it when NFTs are going crazy. And the consumers win at the end of the day. This all benefits them. That's right. So PacMan, thank you for walking us through your thinking at blur, it's been incredible to see your guys success. And wish you wish you and your competitors all the best. Thank you, Sarah. All right. That's it for this week. Signing off. Thanks everybody.
"pacman" Discussed on Unchained
"On someone else's balance sheet. Generally speaking, AirDrops are kind of pointless anyways. I'm named trading firms who are very involved. I like to eat the ultimate obviously. DeFi protocols are the antidote to this problem. Hello, everyone. Welcome to the chopping block. Every couple of weeks, the four of us get together and give the industry insider's perspective on the crypto topics of the day. Quick intros. First out, we got Tom, the DeFi Maven and master of memes. Next up, we've got Robert the crypto connoisseur and captain of compound. They actually got to run the gigo brain and grand poobah at gauntlet. And joining us today is special guest. We've got PacMan, the baron of blur, and then finally, you've got myself, I've received the head hype man, a dragonfly. So the four of us are early stage investors in crypto. But I want to caveat that nothing we say here is an investment advice, legal advice, or even life advice, please be chopping block that XYZ for more information. So PacMan, great to have you on the show. I see you're here in flesh and bone. I assume that's what you really look like. The real human PacMan, yeah. Usually I see that you don't present as yourself, but I'm glad for this show. You've unveiled your true colors. Great to have you joining us, man. Thank you, sir. Thanks for having me. It's got to have been a crazy refusal. By way of background PacMan is one of the founders of blur. He is operating pseudonymously. I want to caveat before we get into the show that dragonfly we are investors in the blur token, so we're full disclosures. But it's basically within the last week that the blur AirDrop has gone live and the token has started trading and you guys are now by far the biggest publicly tradable NFT token. How does it feel? This must be absolutely crazy for you. Yeah, it's been absolutely incredible. Definitely very satisfied with the results so far. Fair enough. Satisfies a good answer. Wow, that sounds like an earnings call type of phrase. Robert, you're the only other person here who's had a token launch besides Tom and his meme token. The only other one is that like a real legit token launch. I don't know because I've never had that experience that I hope never to, because it sounds horrifying. Wait, there's no dragonfly token. Wins the dragonfly AirDrop. You guys are definitely eligible when it's live, but so far, we don't reveal too much about the criteria for mining it. But what does it feel like? What does it tell me what it's like to launch a token? What does it feel like? Yeah, honestly, it's mainly exhaustion in the 48 hours lineup to the token launch. I literally did not sleep. So it was like 5 a.m. and we were slated for a 9 a.m. PT 12 p.m. ET token launch and there was just still some final to dos to finish up. So I was like, okay, I'm gonna try to sleep for 30 minutes. Close my eyes for 30 minutes, could not sleep. Woke up, had a coffee. You know, went through the token launch. We delayed 90 minutes, of course, and then launched, and it was just like, absolutely insane. Everything held up, which was phenomenal. And then I had a few interviews later in the day. And still was not able to sleep until probably around three, 4 a.m. that evening. So first time in my life that I stayed up for 48 hours straight, which was quite interesting. Wow, that's intense. Robert, what was the day that you launched comp token like? It was a very different time. You know, I don't even remember at this point. It was so many years ago. You know, I just remember the excitement of wondering what would happen next. And wondering, you know, how would it get used and wondering, you know, when would it get used and wondering, you know, you know, was there a bug at that point most of the code was tested but new? And at this point, you know, governance tokens and governance systems are run of the mill. But really, it was just a sense of just like wondering what would happen next because it was, you know, in 2020, it was a very different era. And there was a lot less tokens being launched. And so, you know, I feel like, you know, for anyone that's gone through the process, it's mostly just like curious observation. And does it feel like it's different to launch token today than it was back then? Or is it basically the same? Like adrenaline rush as it must have been in 2020. Well, in 2020 it was scary. Right. Because so many fewer of them, you know, now I feel like, you know, there's a playbook. And everyone innovates on the playbook and blower is not doing it the exact same way as everyone else does. But then it was anxiety inducing. I can imagine. Okay, well, so speaking of the playbook, so I wanted to kind of structure this episode as a bit of a case study because blur has been one of the most incredible kind of developments of a new product in crypto. And there's a lot of really interesting things you guys have done strategically to break into the NFT market. The market of NFT marketplaces. So I'm going to do a little bit of setup before we jump into getting your perspective around. The strategy of how you've done blur. But a lot of people, I think who are listening probably don't know that much about blur or even about the history of how blur came to be. And so the history of that really starts with open sea. So open C I think everybody in crypto knows open C, the largest NFT platform historically, they basically had a monopoly going into essentially mid 2022. They were the dominant platform by far when NFTs really kicked off in late 2020. Last year, they did $21 billion in GMV. They had over $500 million in fees, raised enormous amounts of capital at really crazy valuations. And open sea historically, they always enforced royalties.
The Inside Story of How Blur Toppled NFT Giant OpenSea
"So PacMan, great to have you on the show. I see you're here in flesh and bone. I assume that's what you really look like. The real human PacMan, yeah. Usually I see that you don't present as yourself, but I'm glad for this show. You've unveiled your true colors. Great to have you joining us, man. Thank you, sir. Thanks for having me. It's got to have been a crazy refusal. By way of background PacMan is one of the founders of blur. He is operating pseudonymously. I want to caveat before we get into the show that dragonfly we are investors in the blur token, so we're full disclosures. But it's basically within the last week that the blur AirDrop has gone live and the token has started trading and you guys are now by far the biggest publicly tradable NFT token. How does it feel? This must be absolutely crazy for you. Yeah, it's been absolutely incredible. Definitely very satisfied with the results so far. Fair enough. Satisfies a good answer. Wow, that sounds like an earnings call type of phrase. Robert, you're the only other person here who's had a token launch besides Tom and his meme token. The only other one is that like a real legit token launch. I don't know because I've never had that experience that I hope never to, because it sounds horrifying. Wait, there's no dragonfly token. Wins the dragonfly AirDrop. You guys are definitely eligible when it's live, but so far, we don't reveal too much about the criteria for mining it. But what does it feel like? What does it tell me what it's like to launch a token? What does it feel like? Yeah, honestly, it's mainly exhaustion in the 48 hours lineup to the token launch. I literally did not sleep. So it was like 5 a.m. and we were slated for a 9 a.m. PT 12 p.m. ET token launch and there was just still some final to dos to finish up. So I was like, okay, I'm gonna try to sleep for 30 minutes. Close my eyes for 30 minutes, could not sleep. Woke up, had a coffee. You know, went through the token launch. We delayed 90 minutes, of course, and then launched, and it was just like, absolutely insane. Everything held up, which was phenomenal. And then I had a few interviews later in the day. And still was not able to sleep until probably around three, 4 a.m. that evening. So first time in my life that I stayed up for 48 hours straight, which was quite interesting.
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"They do trend towards lower fees over time. And if you create an incentive for them to trend to no fee venues, right? So if all the existing marketplaces enforce royalties across the board and they never change their position, all that does is it's going to create an incentive for a new player to come in and say, we're actually going to not do this. We're going to be the bad guy and we're going to get all the growth because the market ultimately doesn't really care. It's a moloch trap, yeah. So when we thought about what made sense here, it was really just about, okay, can we can we design a system that is actually going to reach a steady state? The thing that we didn't want to do is we didn't want to take a policy that sounded really good, but wouldn't work for more than a month, maybe two months. And so we've tried to take a more thread the needle approach, for example, we adopted full royalties on all collections that had a filter in them, not because the filters aren't circumvented. Ultimately, I think in the DeFi world, people have explored this problem extensively and there isn't really a way to
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"And we are back bank listening. And I got one last question that I should have asked earlier before we cut to commercials. But I want to ask you now. Open C has equity. As we've discussed, and as you said, all of the value of that equity stays away from the world of web three, this fantastic world that we're all operating in. And so I was looking at doing analytics to some of the volume numbers. Blurs starting to approach open sea volumes. And so question to you, PacMan is now that blur has this secret weapon, which is the token that's in the web three world. It's got a tool that open C doesn't have. Do you think that this is the tool that's going to allow blur marketplace to blur marketplace to dethrone open sea as the number one NFT marketplace? Yeah, that's a great, that's a great question. And actually, I am such a stickler on the metrics. I do believe that in the past week blur is done around 30% more volume than open sea. But you're right, that's something that has to be persisted for a long period of time before claiming that throne. And I think that there is multiple dimensions to this. One is blurry is fundamentally serving a segment of the market that no one was really serving well at all, which was the pro traders. But when we think about the value of the token, ultimately, it is an incredible tool that enables huge unlocks that just weren't possible before. Even
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"It, and in your incentivizing real liquidity, that's something that's quite difficult to game, because whether farming or a real bitter, for example, liquidity is liquidity. Someone can go and take my bit and now I have the other side of that trade. And I just took risk by putting that bid onto the order book. That's real risk. You can't really gamify that. Maybe you can hack it. Maybe there's a way for you to remove your bid right before it gets, maybe if you front run the trade or something like that, there's things you have to watch out for like that. But outside of just like, especially hacking the system in that way, if you think about what incentivizing liquidity does, it actually brings real value to the network. And so that's what we really focus on was can we come up with a formula that enables the user to actually provide liquidity in a way that's difficult to gain difficult to hack and if we can do that, then actually making the system explicit works really, really well. It doesn't work for all types of protocols and all types of AirDrops. I don't think this is a one size fits all solution, but for blur, where it's very important to build a network effect to build liquidity onto a marketplace that was going up against incumbents that were already worth tens of billions of dollars. It was very clear to us that we had a really focus the efforts on things that would grow the protocol. Okay, so let's walk through the three phases of the AirDrop criteria. Is that right? And so can you walk us through each phase and the goals of each one? Yeah, totally. So there are three phases. The first was it was a retroactive trading AirDrop basically based on your volume for the last like 6 months prior to October 19th.
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"That was basically the position that we found ourselves in. 394 days ago when we were looking at the market, both for ourselves as traders in the market, and then as builders, it was very clear that none of the marketplaces were really thinking about the space in this way. And when we think about the power of web three, something that we really take a lot of inspiration from is really when you look at DeFi. It's really just not possible in web two to actually give the end users control over the platforms. There's always this delineation between the platform and the user and there's actually usually very combative whereas in web three, we actually able to give the end users control over the protocol and they can actually control the value and distribution and you can align incentives in a way that's just frankly not possible in web two. So when we thought about what made sense for this space, it was really interesting because NFTs are completely new asset class. They enable decentralized ownership of digital collectibles and
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"You're a trader, you really want to buy in size. You want to be able to monitor the market in real time. A lot of these collections, they can the floor can shift very quickly on you. It can go down or up. And especially for the hot collections, there can be oftentimes so many orders happening at once that prior to blur, all these platforms were just crash when the market got really hot. And wouldn't even be able to support even basic levels of trading. And that was because these marketplaces really treated NFTs as a shopping experience, which again works for the retail user or the beginner before someone who's very active in the space and is trying to take a position and move quickly in the market. They want something that's more akin to, you know, whenever you use an advanced token trading exchange, you have a real-time order book, you have a live orders feed. As trays are happening, you're seeing that all update live, the depth charts updating live, you're able to chart things, you know, very quickly see a lot of data all at once, all updating in real time. And really before blur, that kind of experience in the marketplace just did not exist. So that's really the key focus of blur from day one. You'll notice even from our early tweet announcements or blog posts, we've always made it very clear that we're focused on building the best NFT marketplace for pro traders. Right, okay, so you are optimizing for people who are really leaning into the financial net aspects of these NFTs, where these NFTs are tokens, hence they are have some sort of financial aspect to them where other people might just be perusing through open seas like, oh, I guess I like that one, I guess I'll add it to my cart. This is not what blur is optimized for. Blur has optimized for the power user of the
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"Total AirDrops have you gotten? This last bull market had a ton of them. Did you get them all? Maybe you missed one. So here's what you should do. Go to earn a fi and plug in your Ethereum wallet and earn if I will tell you if you have any unclaimed AirDrops that you can get. And it also does Po apps and mintable NFTs, any kind of money that your wallet can claim, earn if I will tell you about it. And you should probably do it now, because some AirDrops expire. And if you sign up for R 5, they'll email you any time one of your wallets has a new AirDrop for it. To make sure that you never lose an AirDrop ever again. You can also upgrade to earned 5 premium to unlock access to AirDrops that are beyond the basics. And are able to set reminders for more wallets. And for just under $21 a month, it probably pays for itself with just one AirDrop. So plug in your wallets at earn a fi and see what you get. That's EA dot FI. And make sure you never lose another AirDrop. Bank of the station, I am here with PacMan. And as you can see, if you are watching the YouTube, this is a visual representation of what PacMan may or may not look like. PacMan, welcome to the show. Thanks so much for having me. So PacMan, we're going to talk all of course about blur, the NFC trading marketplace. The AirDrop and also the royalties wars. But as bankless listeners will probably know, I don't pay attention to the NFT world nearly as much as I do the DeFi or the protocol or layer two spaces. So I kind of want to start this conversation at the very beginnings. Who are you? And how did you come to work and found blur? And where did that idea come from in the first place? Yeah, totally. Would it be helpful to just get kind of some background on myself? Sure, just to start off. Yeah. Yeah, so for me, I got my start and engineering around 8 years ago. And Silicon Valley. So I started off as an engineer, and then quickly moved on to starting my first business back in 2016. I went through Y Combinator, which for those of you in the web two world will know maybe in web three or less familiar, but I see they are a big accelerator, they funded
"pacman" Discussed on Bankless
"Make this nation welcome to this very special edition of banquets. We gotta talk about the AirDrop that just happened because it has burned all time high 24 hour of eth, burn. Inside of 24 hours, it always gets me excited. But of course, we're talking about the blur NFT trading platform, which just releases token into the wild and has gained a ton of excitement, just some quick stats to throw at you all. $1 billion in volumes traded through blur, over 1 billion trades, almost a 100,000 active users so far. And ever since the late stages of 2022 has been gaining in market share over open sea. And so we're bringing on the blur founder PacMan. I don't know if he calls himself a founder. I'll ask him that when we get on to the show. To talk about the ethos of blurb, how does blur position itself in the world of NFTs? Who is blur optimizing for is it optimizing for traders? Is it optimizing for collectors? How is blur going to develop and how did this massive AirDrop finding that just came into the world today? How is it organized? What does the token do? And all of the other royalty wars that are also part of the conversation going around in the NFT world. So all of these conversations and more. But first, a moment to talk about some of these fantastic sponsors that make the show possible. Kraken has been a leader in the crypto industry for the last 12 years, dedicated to accelerating the global adoption of crypto, kraken puts an emphasis on security, transparency, and client support, which is why over 9 million clients have come to love kraken's products.
"pacman" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Risk and rewards of taking on the fed with Henrietta PacMan, who's senior portfolio manager and head of global fixed income at all spring global investment. So be really great to have her views as the markets await that fed decision. Bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast team. On the latest balance of power podcast, I talked with Republican congresswoman Maria Alvaro Salazar of Florida for her views on raising the debt limit. We should not be doing what we are not asking the average American family to do, which is to spend more than they make. You know, when you talk to your children and you tell them, hey, you have to stay within your allowance or you have to make ends meet with what you earn or what your salary is the same thing for the government. So yeah, there is waste. There's fraud. There is a lot of problems in every branch of government, and we should be going there and cutting. But at the same time, we are the United States and we need to be responsible. We need to be paying our debts. We can not default on our debts, but at the same time put the house in order. So that's what we have to do. And I'm very happy that Kevin McCarthy, the Speaker of the House, is going to be meeting with the president. And now the president is willing to negotiate and put an end to this situation. But at the same time, sending the message to the rest of the world that we are not going to default on our debts. But there is reporting at least the President Biden will say, can we agree, as you just said, we won't default on our debts. Number one, number two, I'll put forward a budget, a fairly specific budget, March 9. Why don't you, Kevin McCarthy, the Speaker of the House, you put forward a specific budget as well. Are those two reasonable requests, they kind of sound reasonable to me, but I'm not in the middle of it. Well, I think that they are and then you do reconciliation, which is the same thing that we do with the house on the Senate, and we come together. And as the committee, and then we put together the final version. Of course. Hey, the word is bipartisanship. The word the word is working together. Those people who are working and not spending more than what they earn would want from us. Get more of this and other conversations on the latest balance of power podcast. Listen on the Bloomberg business app, Bloomberg dot com and anywhere else you get your podcasts. Some bonds last a lifetime. Some bonds inspire confidence, and some you
"pacman" Discussed on Clubmarket Demo
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"pacman" Discussed on Clubmarket Demo
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"pacman" Discussed on Clubmarket Demo
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"pacman" Discussed on ACG - The Best Gaming Podcast
"I mean, do you think that maybe they're passing up resolution for frame rates? Because frame rates is coming into the discussion a lot now. So it's like, and you hear a lot of people being like, it's so funny, dude. I can't play a game at 60. I get sick. It's like bitch, you would have been puking all your life, shut up. Like, you just shut up, man. Just shut up. Don't admit, just admit that you like 90 versus 60. That's okay, but everybody wants to have a physical disability. They're like, oh my God. Yeah, man, I got HPV because I was playing a game at 30 FPS. It's like, no, you fucking didn't. No, you didn't. No, you didn't. It never happened. So maybe they're just trying to hit one 20s. Maybe that's the net. Because now we're seeing, isn't there a new monitor out that's got like four, 400 refresh or something? I don't understand. I think everything over, I think one 20, I think everything over one 20, I diminishing returns kind of thing. Very much so. I mean, 90 is like the perfect for me. One 20 is more than perfect, like it's the best if I can run it. Then everything after that is just like diminishing returns. It's weird because I feel I feel 90, but I don't see 90 as much as I see 30 to 60. So 30 to 60. And then 60 to 90, I can see. Tiny bit, but I feel it. And then 90 and above, I'm like not like 90 to one 20. I'm all. I mean, maybe and it depends on the game too, because a lot of games that are animations quite literally don't allow you to feel it. For example, Red Dead was a big deal with that, where people had super high computers were still like this game feels leggy. That's because the animation was a real person with momentum and so they're not PacMan.
"pacman" Discussed on The Dork Forest
"Even though, because I will be at gen con in less than a month, and I am going to stand at the crystal dice booth and be like, I could. I have some disposable income. I've set aside for this. Right. But I shouldn't. Very pretty. They are genuinely very beautiful. Yes. But I can't use them because they will chip. And I can't use the metal ones because they will dent things that I'm rolling on. And I suppose I could use that dice tower, but it is weird. And so the ones I like are just sort of the colored, the cool colored ones that are, you know, sometimes they're marbled and sometimes they're translucent or sometimes I also have a giant like battery operated D 20. That blinks when you roll a 20. It doesn't put that off. It's quite nice. Anyway. Yeah, we've got, I've got the action metal set. I've got a couple of metal D 20s, but one, no, I've got two full metal sets. One of them that I have set aside for that in person campaign that I was playing in when we ever get to play that again. Because that was actually a wedding gift from when I was in their wedding last year. Nice. So I like to use that for them. But I also have the metal set that I bought when I started playing that sorcerer warlock that is currently in a nice wooden case that I have, you know, I don't use those dice for any other characters. They just live in that case. Right. Those are Dakota's dice. Right. Exactly. And I have this weird, like this was a box that was given to me with some DVD swag avenger DVD swag and it's got in it like you open it up and it's got like the character sheets that I printed. This is the meddler. And this is, oh, Gaston mansplain is who is who I play when I am on when I'm on nerd poker. That's my that's my character. Awesome. And this is the character I created because that doesn't that look like Gaston mansplain. Oh, absolutely. Every time somebody else comes up with something, he also says that, and then he says, you know what? I think we should do. And then he just repeats it, and it's funny until it isn't, and then guess what? It's funny again. Look, it comes back around. It's like PacMan. Just comes back around. Exactly. So, I'm sorry, well, I drop things. Who's watching it on YouTube? Anyone? It's exciting. Hi. Okay. Incredible.
President Trump Will Be on Life Liberty & Levin for the Next Two Sundays
"As you know my 8 p.m. show was preempted last night understandably My interview for a full hour with president Trump ran at 11 p.m. this is PacMan if you didn't see it It was the first interview of the president in some time exclusive I went to Mar-a-Lago and he did it in a different room It's beautiful ballroom It's a beautiful place That place was deteriorating He's put a small fortune at big fortune into the place building against no Respect for all the things he's actually built and made and created And so unlike Biden Biden has been a leeches entire life So anyway that will run This Sunday at 8 p.m. you know you'll have your Thanksgiving weekend and so forth I hope you'll check it out If you can't watch it live you can always DVR You can DVR before you go to your thanks for giving location But the president and I went on for some time we're actually making two shows out of this So a significant part of the following Sunday's show will also be the interview with
"pacman" Discussed on Leon La Grey Podcast
"Me i after this subscription for to tell you the truth i don't even think that's gonna keep me as a member for a very very long time because i know i am going to stick with Pretty much what have i know. I'm using my uncle's a netflix subscription. Roy for me. I'm not a at subscriber myself. I just don't plan to for movies by up over here. I think Apple will end making some at some point to we'll see we'll see because that's something i will look into Maybe if if apple does bring in the one exclusive During next year dalby cool by going on into ww dc. Now for news on arcade. I'm sure that like a like many of you. I'm sure you guys are uh subscribed to apple arcade about each month. And i'm sure that apple arcade is doing very very well like for instance. I just checked on this Advertisement for organ trail. And i believe this is off in one thousand nine hundred eighty s game. Not too sure about that to you. Guys can crap me on the comments down below on youtube or odyssey. Whichever video platform that you use or or comment me around pot chasers or anything like that and correct me about if i'm wrong about it too but it does look a little. Bit interesting has to dea to d. like style game. I think it's a really cool. A really cool game just by the scene on the advertisements. I've seen on snap and all that too but overall do i don't know if Oregon trail is going to get that big of commercial success and as far as our app arcade and the rest of the gaming lineup. Like i know it's gonna be obvious that that Pacman it's not it's nothing new pacman For one i think is going to do successfully. Fine which i know. That's namco's biggest selling game of all time which that's going to bring them Dollars more dollar signs..
The Delightfully Deranged Ms. Pak-Man Is Back With “Ms. Pak-Man: Breakout!”
"May be in the waning days of summer. But they're still plenty to do and as we do most fridays. We are getting some recommendations for arts and culture events. This weekend brendan kiley. Covers arts and culture for the seattle times. Brendan welcome back. Hi thanks so much for having great to have you okay. Your first pick is for a campy lounge show we like camps and we like lounge so tell us more about this right so it's called. Mrs pacman breakout. It's at the west hall of the century ballroom on capitol hill and it runs Thursday through sunday and The character is based on the iconic eighties video game character. Miss pacman by this fantastic comedy actor. Scott shoemaker who anthropomorphized her But made her sort of a bitter and angry trainwreck. Oh that's hilarious brennan. I used to ride miss pacman for like forty five minutes on a single quarter. I'm giving myself away there. But i want i which she can't be a train wreck. She's miss pacman. Well i'm impressed by your video. Game skills But yeah the ideas that she peaks in the eighties and has been cratering ever since and now. She's trying to resuscitate her career as a lounge act. But she's a mess you know she sings. She dances sometimes begrudgingly. But what she really wants to do. Is tell us confessional stories about her divorce in her pill problems her affairs her wreckage and there is a dose of schadenfreude in there which makes it feel like a bit of a guilty pleasure but his entertaining is that is. There's something else going on here. Who was all about cruelty and making fun of her. The show wouldn't work You know there's something relatable about her and her frustration with the world. I think if you ever feel like your life has been one long blooper reel or people aren't taking you seriously as you like. You have a friend in miss pacman.
"pacman" Discussed on Gamer Talk Podcast
"Him into the look like disappointed in me. Nope drinking just into the development billed as a placeholder hence why he's literally just as circle with arms and feet designer intended to go back into replace the art with a real character but probably realized he could be napping instead drew a face on that block and called it a day like. That's it for ten bugs mistakes and happy accidents that created iconic games anymore. You know that don thank germ that is solid. I like that one. John solid segment. Yeah i'm definitely even butchered name that you guys are super did the point of me and i mean if you would have paid attention to all segments. Maybe get them right. I don't yeah. It's okay i i definitely miss the bird's-eye grand theft auto one again superfund on the playstation. That can't really run silent hill. That great yeah. Drinking could run great. Yeah runs perfect on dreamcast Saiga yeah and i'm gonna go home and place a mr video and race and chase to. Lb yeah i wish you well. It's not really a. But but i wish they would have talked about pacman segment. There's a whole segment in in scott pilgrim. Where they talk about. He's on a date with knives and he talks about pacman. How it was originally puck man but it changed. They remove the k. because americans. It was too close to the word. Fuck so they didn't want it to be fuck man so they they called it. Pacman set of puck man. Pretty close to jack man. But you still jack with a k. At least people that are literate. Do yeah jack.
Business is booming for tech companies during the coronavirus pandemic
"It is the corona bursary Was a year ago minus two days where we did our last show here and i am boy at ended quick biden set at me the whole thing i mean i thought i was gonna come back next week. We had a panel book May i able to get a shot. July fourth biden says independence day yet. It we're going to be kind of independent. So i've been leading reading you know the year everybody's running recaps of this kind of stuff this dot. I have to start with that. I thought was most amazing. Jeff bezos law lost thirty eight million his divorce thirty eight billion divorced and he made it all back in a month may thirty five billion in one month. What does this tell us about america. Gentlemen it's worse than that. We've had one individual. Gdp of hungary to his net worth since the first virus. You on mosques just in time for him to peace out and moved to taxes so he doesn't have to pay taxes. We've seen billionaires go from one point nine trillion and wealth of four trillion. The dirty secret of this pandemic is at the top ten percent much less top. One percent are living best lives virus and that some be minute we see a lot of the we actually see places that went out of business by myself. Some of my favorite restaurant. Hey i drive by. And i wanna cry. Because they've been there for a log gone forever but the people who did if you're in the sit on your ass. Look at a screen business. Amazon apple google facebook right. They made their now worth twenty one percent of the whole economy. There we used we talk about the s. and p. five hundred it's the s. and p. seven there's now seven companies that have percent of the market cap amazon's since march has added more market capitalization than all of european retail. We have effectively four companies. That are so dominant. There's more we've been overrun. There's more lobbyists fulltime lobbyist in washington working for amazon than there are. Us senators there's more people working in pr and calms at facebook. Manicuring in march and cheryl's image than there are journalists at the washington post. Yeah we are so beyond any sense of balance in our economy. The eco-systems out of control. We absolutely need to break these companies up. Yeah it's almost like we're going to step ahead. I'm old school that stepping on a. It's almost like the way that you said there bill. It sounded nefarious. Almost like they plan or something you know not that they did of course but they took advantage of it but they took advantage of there's almost like an inevitability of this kind of progress. Let's let's call it. You know where how all that money just starts flowing in these these same directions. No matter what happens to the economy. It all keeps flowing that way but can ask this one question. When i read this about the amazon apple. Google facebook twenty one percent. I mean it was written. I forget where i read it. Maybe you yeah. It was written like oh my god. Twenty one percent of the economy four companies. Yeah but i was like. That's so bad. I thought it was eighty quite frankly. I hadn't read that. I mean the biggest four companies. Who really i mean this is. What's propping up. America as the rest of his goes to shit Is that such a big thing that those the four biggest companies are one fifth of the economy pennzoil. Not that alarmed at do we want one company deciding ninety three percent of the time when we type in overthrow government whether you get Instructions on how to build a dirty bomb or voter registration. Should one company control those decisions. Ninety three percent of the time should one person control the algorithms to decide the content that the southern hemisphere place. india rec- should one company effectively control ninety seven percent of all increase in value of all retail. The third and learn. I know you think healthcare is next right. Don't you think that walmart and is it is on. We're going to be battling to of course. Why wouldn't they want that. they own everything else. Where's the all the money going sick people. That's what america does best makes people look the fastest. The largest business in the world is us healthcare. it's seventy percent of gdp its prices. Keep going up. it's nps keeps going down. That spells here comes amazon but not only is it bad or morally corrupted these companies have so much power it's dangerous. the equivalent of the nasdaq and israel is down. Not up there vaccinating. Seven times the rate when the most powerful wealthiest people in the world are living their best lives. We don't show this virus the full-throated capitalist response. We are capable of if amazon amazon. Start if amazon stock had declined seventy percent instead of risen seventy percent in the last ten months when a van with a smile shows up in my driveway tomorrow morning someone with a somewhat jumped out in a lab coat and vaccinated us. We are living our best lives. This virus has not seen what with the. Us is capable of because stop. Stop at hurt so good. If you're the shareholder class but the other the other point is the every time you wanna talk. This guy's as usual. I said everything i wanted to say. No but the other side of it is providing a service that people like you know. I mean during the pandemic you wanted things delivered to you know so the. That's what i mean the confluence of them being there at exactly the right time with exactly the right service is was very convenient so i know so. Many people have signed up for amazon prime over the last five years because the all of the things that they come with it and amazon is amazing. The type of company that amazon is and how they position themselves to literally pacman. Every every type of that is out there. it really is. I don't think we've seen anything like that type that's He remember he cornered the diaper market. Lost like one hundred million. Just but i i don't care i want diapers to write something wrong with that guy anyway but it's not as bank
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a new 16-bit beat-'em-up
"Needs to Turtles shredders revenge. Who thought this one coming nobody. I drink turtle's brawler stuff. Still right and that's like the one type. Eternal game that gets made besides japanese. Yeah i action games not good once. Yeah i mean yeah. We hope it's good. It has good pedigree behind it. Trivia games The guy did the one. I enjoyed last year. Very much panzer paladin. What like. I was not that interested in this because only because so many of these throwbacks end up being disappointing. Right like you're so jazz and exciting. It comes out and it's fine. You know and then and then and then it's over but this one every single portion of the announcement. I'm mike okay. Okay developer like good like they're hitting all the right notes. I could not be more jazzed. I think this is going to be the one that like actually delivers on the promise of like what. Sort of a modern throwback can be. Well yeah except that it's it's being Published by dot edu. Who last year brought a street bridge. Four which is also another great modern classic broader exactly johm. It looks so cool. it's reg. I'm not a journalist guy. So i'll i'll connect to this on the brawler level. It streets ridge four had anything that was like kind of like a meta gain. That kind of like did something. Brawlers didn't like an rpg system like mercy ransom or like castle crashers or anything like that. It had an interesting scoring mechanism. Where the longer you went. Without taking damage higher your score would go which is kinda cool and a stressful to me. I liked it. It also had a really really great animation. Of course herbals game is going for classic. Look like it is a sequel to the original turtles. Arcadian nearly nineties Our producer is writing me. That turtles in time is so much fun now. I played all the early turtles brawlers. they're fine. I played them like crazy. When i was a kid. But you guys know how i feel about brawlers need something extra or just too boring other. Otherwise it's good for you know ten dollars worth of quarters in the arcade galway's grant them that but i don't want that in my home and even with four people i'm gonna play through once maybe and it was to see all the cool pixel art and stuff so that'd be nice in this and i'm sure it'll be interesting but back in the day brawlers were cutting edge graphics. There's nothing that looked as good as them. And that was the reason for me to play them like run racers were first coming out not gonna play daytona usa ever again but i was pretty excited about daytona usa. When it was at a bank of machines in the arcade. I'll close up ten dollars in quarters into this machine. But i won't buy it for ten dollars. I wouldn't do that. It's the arcade experience in your with your friends and you're like how long can this quarter get mean this round. How much have improved since my last order experience. Exactly yeah maybe something will modify a cabinet and we can all play together to extreme or something in the future. that'd be cool way to experience. What if the game free but every time you wanted to play again at cost you asked about that. And nobody's really done. The twenty five cent per game system microsoft tried doing that with xbox live arcade border per play. It was something like that. We had to pay each play of these classic arcade games. Oh yeah one of the castle. Vania games like that. One of the xp la's spinoffs. Maybe joe was the castle vania. Excellent spin off that was like that zoom in and zoom out one which is was the cooperative one. That was really cool. I don't remember the pace anyway. You are right sam. I beat dragon and the arcade back in the day. But only because my grandpa just kept giving me quarters eventually my sister and i just four star way to our way to the end of the game where you bany or jimmy. I'm a lifelong me. There are only jimmy on the eighty. S yeah i think it's corrected or it was originally correct in their arcade The i have like a little kid. I had don't really fun. Time at the arcade playing with a friend through the simpsons. Game those my best brawler Experience we had happened to come in to a ten dollars in quarters or something. We got last boston. Did not beat the las boss. Still never finished the simpsons but it was so exhilarating and so illuminating to go through the first couple levels which costs you a buck fifty. Probably in the next couple levels which cost you probably four dollars and then the last boss which cost you four dollars by itself adds up in the set of funny way. It's it's you know it's those. Were designed to your quarters. At a point where people stopping go competitive with quarters and getting high scoring with pacman staff and of course the next era of arcades we all know with street fighter two competitive stuff that wet bridge of high tech brawlers like you know as corner starting with call it by the way. Yeah i actually have. I have a lot of affinity for brawlers. Who doesn't everybody loves him. But like you're you're completely right that. Although i do have an affinity for them like they're kind of garbage in like you know the bosses have invincibility frames and Just lockable moves. And just you know total screen wipes and like clearly like a super high level of skill. That stuff isn't a problem but for like everyday people like they just become impossible to the point. Where like you said. They're designed to you. Know to continue. Yeah so but that's why seeing them come. Home is so exciting. Because then they don't have that limitation that requirement on the commercial side on the on the capitalist side like they can just design a really really cool fudd brawling fighting combat system without the need for a bunch of bullshit bosses that That i can afford another quarter. That's casper crashers. I think they did a good job with it. Yup tina this announcement anything for you In the sense that i played like the early nineties. Konami think version the arcade version back in the day. So i had the same fondness that anybody else would just Having an opportunity to to play multiplayer game when that's a reality in the future at some point when you can sit down on a couch next to a friend and actually play the stuff. I'm also not a huge brawler fan. There's a level of consistency in sameness to them. After a while when you play them back to back. But i loved. River city ransom. Um so. there's definitely some affection in my heart for the genre overall.
10 Trivia Questions on Smash Bros
"We've got ten questions for you. They're all multiple choice and they were all written by j. So thank you. Jay all on smash brothers here. We go smash brothers trivia question number one which playable smash brothers character is economically. The tallest is that king. Dvd bowser ridley or gannan. Dorf which smash brothers character is the tallest that king. Dvd bowser ridley or gannan. Dorf number one number two. Which of the following playable smash brothers. Characters is from the oldest franchise. Is it pacman. Mario donkey kong or mr game and watch which of the following playable smash brothers characters from the oldest franchise pacman mario donkey kong or mr game and watch question number three in home run contest players attempt to achieve hitting. What a red shell agreed. Shell a baseball or a sandbag. What are they trying to hit in homerun contest question number four and super smash brothers ultimate old. Yoshi color was removed in favor of the new crafted. Yoshi what color was it. Pink purple black or orange pink purple blacker orange number four question number five which smashed character is not owned or made by japanese company. Is it dr Sorry dark sam. Banjo and kazoo. Diddy kong or king k. rule which character is not owned or made by japanese company. Dark sam banjo and kazoo did he. Or king k. Rule question number six which character has had a different voice and character. Art each smash brothers game is it. Mario pichu fox mccloud or donkey kong and question number seven which character has a form. That doesn't have a shadow is at little mac. Pika chew mario or joker number seven. Which character has a form that doesn't have shadow little. Mac beka chew mario or joker three questions ago on super smash trivia number eight which of the following weapons not available to snake from metal gear solid and smash c. Four a rocket launcher guided missile. Or a tranquilliser gun which one is not available to snake in metal. Your salad c. Four rocket launcher guided missile. Or trey gun and number nine. Who is the only character in smash has never needed to be unlocked. Mario pichu kirby or fox plus your final question. Ten which of the following smash stages has not returned from previous into alternate is pokemon stadium. Great bay pokey floats or peaches castle again. Those are pokemon stadium. Great bay pokey floats or peaches castle. Those are all your questions. Multiple choice ones for smash brothers by j. Rao's we'll be right back in just a second to see if you got them all correct. We are back with the answers to smash brothers trivia. Let's see how did with these multiple choice questions from j. rey as number one which playable smash brothers characters canonical the tallest. That was ridley. Ridley as your answer for number one number. Two which of the following table smash brothers characters from the oldest franchise. That is mr game. And watch mr game and watch older than pacman mario and donkey kong number three and homerun contest players attempt to achieve a high score by hitting a what that is a sandbag sandbag and number. Four in super smash brothers ultimate one. Old yoshi color was removed in favor of the new crafted. Yoshi what color was it. The black yoshi black and number five which smash character is not owned or made by japanese company. Is that dark sam banjo and kazoo. Eat diddy kong or king k. Rule that was banjo and kazoo. E number five not a japanese company number six which character had a different voice and character art in each smash game that is fox mccloud fox mccloud number seven which character has a form. That doesn't have a shadow. That has little mac from punchout. Little mac and number eight which of the following weapons is not available to snake in metal gear. Solid and smash is a tranquilizer gun at shrank gun. Not one of the ones you can use to attack your opponents in smash as snake number nine. Who is the only character in smash who has never needed to be unlocked. That is kirby from that list of mario pika chew kirby and fox kirby not no need to be unlocked and number ten which of the following smash stages has not returned from previous games into ultimate. It was pokey floats pokey floats. Which is the stage that has not returned from previous games into it. No pokey floats. Those are your questions hopefully floated on through just like a gigli puff and didn't fall asleep listening to this episode of you. Don't like smash brothers
Nintendos Game & Watch Super Mario is a massive hit of nostalgia
"While the buzzes around the next gen consoles launch. This week i want to talk about handheld those popular in the eighties. It's making a comeback game and watch super. Mario brothers roger chang and this is your daily charge with me is gaming expert and amateur or semi professional magician scottsd- on welcome scott totally amateur so I grew up with a few these game and watch handhelds but for some of our perhaps younger listeners. Explain what these things are. Yes game and watch came before the game boy. This was this was an intended. I four and a hand held games and they were these black and white. Lcd things that only played one game per device and they beeped. They had these static kind of like animation screens. That would just do only so many preset animations. And i love the heck out of these things when i am old so when i was in camp in the eighties. That was my handheld game. So i had a whole bunch of these that i would play and they get me through my summers. Yeah i remember my parents picking up a couple from one ethnic around hong kong like being a kid. I didn't really want to go out and see if they wanted to like. Read a book or play. Play this And i remember one where. I think i was catching bombs going back and forth Remember yeah there were pre rendered images and basically like as you've moved the control pad who would switch one image where you're like cashing bomb left catching the right. It was just. It was super simplistic. But i spent hours playing these things now. Nintendo is coming back. it's the same sort of hardware. It looks the same but obviously plays a little bit differently. Tell me a bit about the new game and watch the providers yes. I'm a total game in watching urge. All say nintendo's revisited game and watching the past with these little versions of those games on the d. s. in three d. s. And i have a compilation. On the game boy micro that i still play. Which is a toll throwback. I lead into that because if you've been following game and watch that's not what the this new one is. It does have one game and watch game called ball which was the first game and watch game. It's just as juggling character catching balls. It's pretty simple but the rest of it. They they put the whole super. Mario brothers and super-party brothers the laws levels on this little hand-held which are like the complete games with a color screen That you played a million times So that's really cool but that's not like the game and watch as we remember it. It's a whole new idea. And yeah so how how Beyond that is it. Just the the first game really like what. What exactly are you getting in this game. And watch him multiple. You mentioned those two games as anything else though. That's it you're getting getting mario brothers. Mario brothers the loss levels which is like japan japanese marbles to. That's been in compilations and you get those on the nintendo switch online service and this ball game and then that's it plus like this watch mode which is the time like these. These things always used to tell time but if you press that you get to see the animated time and you can just watch. Mario jump this time. It's cute but it's like just a total collector's item. Like you don't need that. It's like it's just and that's the entire package and you turn it on and you play it and it does that in. That's that's game and watch an h- how much would go for these fifty dollars so that's not cheap. How that is that is not cheap. That's a lot more than what we spent for these things. You could argue that. They're giving you a little bit more but it's not that much more now but it set up to be a total collector's item in nintendo has been doing this year and they're dipping their toes more into this with limited edition game a lot of people. Compare it to disney's vault. You know where they kind of released often put it away. The supermarket three classics is limited time game supermarket. Thirty five on the switch can only be played through march. This is apparently only being sold through march and the classic was was kind of a limited time thing too even though it hung around for a while. So that's the preface that this is a total collector's item thing. You don't need it. I do irrationally love it. But that's because i love game at If you're a game and watch nerd. This is the first game in watch. They've made in a long time. But it just made me wish. They had made this a real game in watch museum rather than it's like a document. Retro is what i said in the article you know like it. They stuck another richer experience into the richer experience that that wasn't originally part of it right so it wasn't it's not really an authentic retro experience. Just like it's but it's multiple retro experiences both physically in the actual game but they're just different so there's a bit of a contrast there there is although of course as a kid in the eighties. I would have killed the have this. This would have been an absolute miracle too because all those game and watch games. Were trying to make the games you played at the arcade like donkey kong but the versions they had were all like blimpy and like not the thing you go okay. It's like it's like the tiger electronics games. Like you know all those little. Lcd games were trying to make you think of the better experience. So the full. Super mario brothers on a little thing i would of loved but we also can get a lot more now. So that's cool i. It's just. It's a different concept. I will say that the feel of it like the red rubber buttons on this game and watch are totally the red rubber buttons that were on those game and watches way back like the feel of. It reminds me a of that little childhood device. That's important that idea of getting the feel of these things afford that nostalgia work but once to stall war off or maybe it's still going on for you but in terms of expensive you can take this stall out of the equation. Like what are you left with your left with a little thing. That please mario brothers. And you know these things already like saying like these things exist like you can play pacman or tetris. Or you know you. Stores are full of these little mini arcade devices. That you can you can get and so. This is not new. Sega has one but the game year. That's is in japan. The super tiny game gears that that play games In their all absurd. So what you do get is at least the way it feels and controls is really comfortable like it's actually a really nice little experience. Playing mario brothers for what it's worth like. It's not some of these. You never wanna play the game on that little tiny thing but i appreciate the ergonomics of it. And it's kind of like a little stress reliever but you know for fifty dollars. That's a lot. If it was twenty bucks you might say like okay. Totally i would. I would just get one. Keep on my desk. I think this is one of those things that for intended fan clearly and that's what nintendo is increasingly leaning into is dot for the nintendo fan. And i think that's exactly what this symbolizes in a year. Where nintendo doesn't have a new console. Yes good point via. This is part of their big mario. Thirty fifth anniversary right. Yeah it is and and so. They've been making a big deal that also like this year. We don't know what nintendo would have had in this calendar year. I don't think there would have been a new switch. Even even if there hadn't been krona virus in the beginning of the year intendo had had said that. But it like going back to new console thing when we have so many people excited about the playstation five and xbox series x and nintendo made a tremendous success story with animal crossing. There's kind of like a. What's the next chapter. Nintendo doesn't have it yet so there's a little bit of despite the incredible success selling the switch like their sales numbers. Keep keep being really high. It they're kind of treading water to like what's the next thing after that. They don't need have next thing but we're expecting. They might have new switch like a pro version next year. It at the four year mark. It seems like that would be kind of overdue and then the the scanwatch is more of a one often think this is something. That nintendo nintendo Tater released like a line of these retro. Fifty dollar handhelds. I think it would be a total intendo. Move and a shrewd wine. The like do a bunch of them because you know collector shoes. I think a lot of people kinda see the stuff in that territory where you have these things and much like the original game and watch. That's what they were like. Where they had different versions. That came out over the years. And maybe you got the one that had pinball maybe oil panic maybe you had some other special version and then if you missed the first one may be the next one i mean. It seems totally nintendo that they would make zelda would make metro wine and they would just keep going down the line but intendo also drops the ball on doing the next step that you think they would do on some things to put this thing on next and they don't so they're very hard to read with this stuff. I would expect that but I think i think they're also just testing the waters with like even put put the mario kart in that territory. While the that mario kart live home circuit is a very cool camera-equipped a are racing car. Another kind of collector's item. Thing nintendo done this for many years to be clear. But i think that they are really pushing into that now with the whole collectibles landscape
The Walmart Haul
"First Up, we have a lot of warm products which hopefully remained warm. Before we try them first up. We have Kellogg's brand new waffles in fun flavors. I have to say, I was like freaking out we have two flavors to try today but there was a third flavor we didn't get that was super cute. The flavors were trying our Unicorn which tastes like cotton candy and birthday cake, which is yellow cake with rainbow. Sprinkles. These are not only available at Walmart. They're also at target Safeway and more and what I noticed about these is that they're very large large like the size of rigging frozen waffles do smell amazing they really do. And I, also GONNA say usually frozen waffles tastes the same I have high hopes for these I think these are gonna be different. What are you trying I? What's the Yellow One? Is What the Unicorn? Birthday. Look it looks like a birthday. Okay. Let's go birthday cake. Okay. That tastes like a birthday cake. These are really moist. They taste like cake. That's really good and the stats are really not bad hundred and thirty calories per waffle two and a half grams of fat five smart points. But I want to say one thing like these are not I feel like in the past like four or five weeks, we've tried a lot of frozen waffles. And they're all the same even the ones who trader Joe's that are Pumpkin flavored. There's something about this waffle. That's a little special do agree. Yeah. Definitely, and I was just noticing that you don't need butter or Maple Syrup on that. I mean this is just fine by itself. You know I totally grandma try the Unicorn cotton catches interesting because they have such perfectly deep wells. What do you call those nooks and crannies? what do you call in English mapping it is. Yeah. Waffle House. Yeah. They're really Nice deep-sea coach and a lot of Sierra remade ours pacman. Oh cute wait. What are the little dots in this one? Sheri's berries I think right and cotton candy. I like the birthday cake more. Yes, that's amazing. These are amazing. Kellogg's makes eggo right. But these are not under the eggo brand I. Don't think are they know? They're not. So you don't have to leg that is really interesting for her. Nope you don't have to go your Lego Mike. Okay next we are trying this is a product that I find very exciting and unique foster farms. The chicken people they have a new product called bold bites. They're marketed as kids bowl by. So they're like you get these in the fridge section and they're small individually wrapped packs like pouches of chicken and they come in flavors we have Taco and pizza today and what I really love about these portion controlled. It's sort of like saying, Hey, kids you can snack on chicken like like from being I would just dump this pouch. It tastes good into super on top of a salad it's fifty calories worth-a-chicken. Looks Amazing what are we trying? Why did you get all the fun flavors like Taco, Pizza, I can't open. which WANNA restarting with them pastor, which can open pizza Jamie can open I. Don't have the strength. s these high in sodium. No. Not really right. Three clear to read the sodium for those of us who don't have our reading. It's three fifty, which is not terribly. No this is good. I would not say tastes like pizza but I would put this on a pizza at fifty calories worth. Let's see. We got spicy lally trion. That's good but I feel like it's a stretch to call at pizza. Wait I a little bit of like Italian seasoning. Okay. Yeah. No I like it I like the concept I like creative. Let's try the TACO. Just I'm impressed and it tastes like white meat chicken breast doesn't taste like unidentifiable parts of a chicken. TACO measure making tacos. That is excellent first of all. This is what I would do. I would take those new cauliflower Ortega Taco shells that they sent us same thing and I would just like loaded up and make a chicken Taco out of this. Don't goods while he? Put it over, put it over cauliflower rice and then scuba salsa. These? This is great. This particular flavor. Terrific I don't WanNa give any preliminary ratings but it will rate. Hi.
I Predate the Home Computer with James Thomson
"I'm excited for. Today's show got an interesting guest we do. It's going to be so much fun. I was looking back to the archives were planning guests and I was like wait. This person hasn't been on. We should fix this, and so we we are joined by. The friend of the Internet I think I'M GONNA. Give Him that title Mr James Thompson. Oh thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. I was I was looking at? It's like yeah has taken five hundred thirty eight episodes. Feed to motors. I'm here and I I feel now. I feel really bad I just want I've joking that sounds like I've got a massive ego. I do have a massive. Massive Ego, but the funny thing is. We've talked about a on the show. I mean back. This shows I did with Katie. We should talk about you. I don't know. Maybe we just felt like you were unaccessible. You were like one of those people at the top with like two or three assistance, and we'd never get through to you. I I. Think I could not be further from the truth. Well James is the developer of CALC. And You've done of stuff with apple, and as an infant developed over the years and James. I'm really looking forward to talking today about some of your experiences. All I am hopefully. I've got something interesting to say so I. Know You do I. Know You do the question is? Will we get you to say it? Look I left Apple Twenty years ago I'm I feel like the statue of limitations has passed on? So I like that, too. So James I feel like we've known each other a long time. We have a shared interest in. Technology history, we have a shared interest in Lego if a shared interest in. Nerdy things for nerdy things sake. I feel like we are very much. Cut from the same cloth, but we want our listeners to get to know you a little bit, so give us a little bit of your background. Maybe how you made it to be the full-time developer that you are now I mean I guess. This sort of wettest star is right to the beginning I mean. It's like I'm old enough that I said of predate the home computer and My first sort of real computer experiences were had an extra neighbor who was at American from California, and he had an apple two, and this would probably be very early eighties, probably eight, hundred, eighty-one or something, and I would go round there and I play on the Apple. Two and I play all these. There was a game that I took took me about ten years to work out what it actually was, but it was getting Kobe mosque the son. Of. Text Adventure. Go North pickup. Thing type and That was really sort of my fomative computer experience but then in eighty three. I got my own home computer to as a commodore sixty four, and in the UK through a two rivals, there was the commodore sixty four and the sinclair spectrum. There were really other computers, but they didn't count. It was those two, and I chose the commodore sixty four, not really knowing anything between British American or anything, but I chose a commodore sixty four, because it seemed to have a slightly better version of Pacman, I mean this was like at the height of fever, and I think actually made the right choice. Because the Commodore had really Nice Graphics and signed. I mean really nice graphics in Nineteen eighty-three, but it did have this thing co compunet. which was UK only sort of. Proprietary E. A. O. L. Like online service. This was around eight, thousand, five or something, and it had mud's which are multi multi user dungeon, so basically multiply at text adventures, and it had a software uploads and downloads. US Demo Seen Aranda and there were a lot of game developers that I'd become aware of it to me a while to work out. All these things are actually created by people and There was a one developer cold Jeff Minter. Who wrote Oldies Games in the UK and is still right two games and He's the reason basically the island code because I wanted to write games like he wrote and. That was kind of like the stop, and then things rolled over time, and it was like that our school was the first school in Scotland to get a computer like one computer a half, and this was in one, thousand, nine, hundred, three, and this was. An ACORN BBC. Model B computer another British specialty, and when it arrived in the school, the teachers had no idea what to do with it. Because none of them I think had used a computer, so they put a call to the students and said and this was. I would be probably What's the three? It'd be about ten of the time and they said you know. Does anyone have a computer news anything to do this thing nor four of us that perhaps hand said yes. We are clearly the experts here. So we were brought in and we ended up teaching the teachers high to use this computer, and then teaching some of the kids in the lower years before school started, we had these computer lessons that we ran and we actually ended up having an office like four of us. A nice waiting like school kids in and we had an office in the school. Would sit in there and we had learned to program. We would listen to music and we would play. Video Games and. That was pretty much the entirety of my lost primary school year. This primary seven I know his whole different to your your times, but it was basically the seventh year of my school.
Designing Anticancer Drugs with Reinforcement Learning
"Having a background in cognitive science and computational neuroscience and so I've been like focusing focusing on brain research for my pastor five years of education and now recently I've been doing more work on computational tation assistance biology and specifically on cancer and cancer trying to understand mechanisms of how cancer work and how we can find new treatments against cancer specifically quickly and in this work. I've been using mostly deep learning techniques and this will be part of like my presentation here at this conference. It's also and so yeah. So how do those things go together. So I think like many people think it's in a way weird if you come from brain scientists and then you go into machine running right and this is something I would say. It's like it's a very obvious thing to do in a way because if you look back into the history of machine she learning where it all came from like McCulloch and Pitts the first artificial neuron and then a few years later Frank Rosen ballot the perception. And so these were all computational neuroscientists and they were in the end really trying to understand how the brain works and they basically develop the The fundamental of the field of machine learning and so at some point this community and in a way it split up into groups and one group was more trying to and actually understanding the brain works and the other group was more interested in solving the problems. Right right and from this from this community. The machine learning learning community evolved into but whereas computation neuroscience right. Now it's it. It's still a field. It's still out there. It's has been separating more and more from the machine community what's there and originally it has been one like one big community. Yeah and so therefore I think it's quite natural to to have the process. Yeah Yeah you know I think Particularly here at Noor ups I have opportunity to speak with many folks that are kind of working on on that edge of cognitive sciences brain sciences and both using that to inform the way we think about machine learning using machine learning to validate you know some of the biological theories it was maybe more novel is coming from Cognitive Science and brain science and applying machine gene learning to developing cancer pharmaceuticals out in that. Come about yeah. How did that come about a good question? So like if you look at brain scientists this really this problem of seeing the brain which is arguably the most complex thing we have in the universe and and seeing like observing this brain and trying to understand his brain from at different scales at different spatial scales so to speak. So you can think about about the brain in the very abstract and cognitive ways thinking about cognitive phenomena like language and memory those things and you can think about it more from from neural perspective like how do act like what is the most fundamental unit of information processing. How do these units interact? How does information arise? And so like these two fundamentally different approaches and so I like in the first three years of my studies focused on cognitive science which has more top down approach unlike thinking from the big concepts and then down towards the implementation level whereas competition neuro science. They have more like the spot. Him Perspective They in the end and they're trying to solve the same problems but they start first with the basic building blocks like having a biologically plausible neural network model will that imitates basic behavior of neurons. And then they try to scale it up in order to understand more complex cognitive phenomenon and so like these field they really deep. They help each other and they need to work together in order to better understand how the brain works and so after after Android area defeating. Okay I need something a more solid and I really wanted to have this bottom up perspective from competition neuroscience which then I got my masters and so afterwards I I I mean I have to say that I was keen to explore and applications of machine learning because while studying the brain I got really interested more and more into the whole field of data signs and machine learning but and I wanted to apply those techniques but at the same time I wanted to I wanted to still somehow how work with the human body and with humans in general so this is how you how I came about him doing cancer Consume drunk modeling and so the poster is titled Pacman. Tell us about yeah Eh. So pacman is a frame. I mean it's an acronym so spelled with a double double and so it's an acronym. We came up during in my like about a year ago. During my master's thesis for prediction of anticancer compound sensitivity with multimodal attention based neural networks. And and so like when my supervisor came about with this acronym one of very long nights we spend in the lab. We like okay. There's no discussion. This is GonNa be the name for the project. Ah So quite funny how this came about so and we what we're doing in this work at that was the first step step off of the project and presenting at the conference. We were trying to basically forecast the effect the inhibitory effect of emol against a specific type of cancer and so we are treating this problem of predicting cancer drug sensitivity. Not really as the property of a pair and the pair is con- like composed of Itself the chemical the drug that you give to the patient and then the particular to more sell that you want to target because cancer is really like A. It's a family of diseases and the SORTA verse I. I mean there has probably never been two types of cancer that have been exactly alike because the Medicaid of mutations you have they vary like hillbilly inbetween of every individual patients. So it's really unfeasible to try to investigate whether molecule has some onto cancer effects in general. So you really need to treat this problem as the property of pair. So is this drug like hesitant. inhibitory effect against this specific type of cancer patient individually one of the questions. That comes up I is one of the techniques. You're applying here reinforcement learning. How does that play into Into achieving that goal so it comes about in the second step first that was really just trying to predict the sensitivity so the efficacy of Audrey and so what we what we did in consecutive step after we had built this model what we asked ourselves was like. Wow wouldn't it be amazing to have a model that can generate rate new drugs at can like come up and propose new anti-cancer candidate rex. Because in the old pharmaceutical industry there's a huge uh-huh productivity decline in the last few decades and the estimated costs that you have pulled new truck there Estimated to be two three billion Indian USD and most of these drugs that are like FDA approved and approved on the market. So they're really specific only for like very few types of diseases sort of even one disease only so the cost in our indeed that go are like spent in this business. It's just huge and and so we I mean we came up with this framework reinforcement. Learning is really core component. Where we're trying to design anti-cancer cancer drugs specifically for individual patients or groups of patients so we tried to envision the precision medicine perspective here where we're really We're not trying to generically. Come up with new cat. anti-cancer candidate drugs. But we try to like in the design process itself. Both we try to tailor the Monaco the drug specifically to the need of the patient himself or herself and so forth for this framework we use. We're using reinforcement Okay you also mentioned in the title of the poster transcript domain data. What is transcript Tomac data? You're right so you can think about transplant. Tomic data as basically The the expression of every single gene that you have in your body like you do you know about the human genome and so part of the human genome and code for specific proteins and these expression of these proteins. You can measure in the cell. That's different techniques techniques to do that so the most commonly used technique and the technique that was used to measure the data we work with is called are on a sequencing thing. Data we are you measure basically the M. A. Snippets in the cell. And so from this. You can infer basically which genes are expressed to what extent so so you end up if you if you do the sequencing step you end up with a vector of about twenty thousand genes and for each gene you would have an expression value view. This is usually just an integer. Like how many times did you find these Slip it in the sample. And then so this this vector Tori you can really think of it as like a fingerprint of the cell. So it's like it's a proper characterization of the cell there's different types of of comics data. So this is true. Tomic's data right. There's like also genomics data which directly directly measuring gene data and there's also also appropriate mix data actively measuring the the proteins
Arcade Cores on the MiSTer System
"People working on arcade cores for the Mr have been doing. Some gangbusters work phenomenal watch out. That sounds bad gets what are you doing. Are you following along. Like live or they. Are they tweeting out all this. Yes I'm looking at hub. An looking at as they as they do stuff for for sure because a lot of games run on pacman hardware. You know it was a popular game so there's a lot of like hey rip these chips out. Some of them are bootlegs. Legs like hey rip these ships out and put these chips and you can play a bootleg of this other game on pacman hardware and so instead of having to download separate things for each individual the game. They've been like hey. We're just gonNA adapt pacman hardware stuff to run multiple games. According to Wikipedia that hardware is actually called NAMCO PAC man. Yeah that's probably right in the name of that system that arcade platform. Yeah that's probably that's sounds about right. An eight bit Arcade Game System Board glaxy glaxy and also a ton and scramble rally x game was also widely modifiable. Show jump shot jump shot and shoot the bowl game the bullseye actual seriously are these stories. Is that you don't know exactly what was from your downloading files which are cores for this. PGA and you can also download the whole thing could pilot yourself. Which sometimes I do When I when I want to feeling frisky yeah exactly? When there's like someone just checked in something hot? Like Joe. The gameboy advance core has cheats. Now and I'm like that sounds fun Vaughn. I'm GonNa compile that myself right now sounds exciting. It is exciting. It's like modding Kinda like yeah. It's like watching them them. Do all this work that I've yeah I don't know bigger. Nudity MoD is come out for witcher three and I have to update to that. Well yeah that's exactly. I can play tapper or some Tory tapper root beer tapper tapper. Well there's a Simpson's tapper that's like a hack so someone could potentially do a nude hack for tapper. We could probably set that
Gobbling Up Planetary Debris
"It's pacman in space as scientists observe what may be a star gobbling up planetary debris. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future since nineteen thirty seven astronomers have watched with interest the fading and brightening of star. Located in a stellar nursery about four hundred fifty light years from earth. Now with the help of Nasr's shandra x Ray observatory scientists may have uncovered what is causing the stars dimming events small planetary bodies or large remnants of previous smash ups trapped in the rotating disk of gas rounding the young star may have collided as the resulting debris falls into the star it generates a thick veil of dust and gas that temporarily obscures the stars light computer simulations have long predicted that planets fall into young stars. But these X Ray obser-. Vacations from the hot outer atmosphere of the star may be evidence of this process. If scientists interpretations of the shandra data are correct it would be the first time astronomers have directly witnessed a ho star devouring a flange for innovation. Now, I'm Jennifer puller animation. Now is produced by the National Institute of aerospace through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V.
Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn denies allegations against him
"High level executive Greg Kelly were fired by the board of directors Japan. Media reports say authorities now believe that going understated his compensation by at least twenty seven million dollars over three years. The investigation is expanding to cover more years that could lead to income tax charges in addition to violating financial regulations. Meantime, Nissan, CEO Hiroto Sakala who was the driving force behind the allegations against going is moving to give Nissan greater power in its partnership with Renault of France, which was also. Led by going dick, Hafner WJR news. The holiday shopping season is in full swing. So what are the hot toys this year WJR's Warren Pierce talked with Chris burns, the Torah guy about one of the big sellers. This year. Well, there's certainly one a company called taste masters has reintroduced popular video games in cabinets from the from the nineteen eighties. So it's it's pacman gala guy. It's all of the classic games in replica of the cabinet that kids found in arcades, but they're about
"It's pacman in space as scientists observe what may be a star gobbling up planetary debris. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future since nineteen thirty seven astronomers have watched with interest the fading and brightening of star located in stellar nursery about four hundred fifty light years from earth. Now with the help of Nasr's shandra x Ray observatory scientists may have uncovered what is causing the stars dimming events small planetary bodies or large remnants of previous smash ups trapped in the rotating disk of gas rounding the young star may have collided as the resulting debris falls into the star it generates a thick veil of dust and gas that temporarily obscures the stars light computer simulations have long predicted that planets fall into young stars. But these X Ray obser-. Vacations from the hot outer atmosphere of the star may be evidence of this process. If scientists interpretations of the shandra data are correct it would be the first time astronomers have directly witnessed a ho star devouring a flange for innovation. Now. I'm jennifer. Animation. Now is produced by the National Institute of aerospace through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V.
Marquette King of Denver Broncos has run-in with local radio host
"One way or the. Other but anyway in this era we're living in, where everybody's trying, to nail somebody, else blah blah. Blah, yeah okay. Thank you, is that they wanted somebody safe. That will never, say. Anything that offends anyone and well that's what they're, getting and, so that's why he got the job in but he said just like you it's a, bomb he. He, acts I said, you steal that from. My friend Larry Kruger's said no and what's the Marquette king thing up in Denver William Marquette king the. Former? Raider punter is feuding, with the guy sports radio guy named Darren Mckee power one oh four. Point three the fan in Denver I guess king Marquette told Mckee who's been critical of king. To keep my name out of. Your mouth right, and, then I guess king sabotaged interview on the radio. Station that included himself and, Brandon Stokely and so what he. Started swearing yourself Something Sure how he, sabotaged but he did. Anyway so now and some of the Broncos are now saying they're going to boycott this guy, Mckee and it's become a big, speaking a big deal in, Denver Darren Mckee against Marquette. King and I'll say. This it seems like safe ground to go after the punter, usually but Marquette kings a decent punter Especially in the. Altitude I think remotes. Himself well to he does you can dance well what time, is Mckee on do we know Good for him I mean in a weird way get a little little high-profile they're seriously all right the other thing I thought was kind of cool is Adam Jones of the Orioles. Is paying, the travel expenses. Of the Washington DC, little league team like almost ten thousand dollars in, travel expenses and good for Jones I mean that's that's cool when you're giving back if you're going to give back? To, the community why not have. It be related to the. Sport that you play and we should emphasize as not Adam pacman Jones no that's that's not, pacman Jones accurate was fighting the, airport this is Adam Jones of the Orioles who's a free agent at the end of the, year and he makes grip, of cash but still ten grand is ten grand. Fly those kids from DC to? To williamsport. Or I I. Believe it's to Connecticut and then they're hoping to make it to williamsport so, where did go, Adam Jones very good, let me read let me borrow my head. Closed my eyes. And, listen to Eckersley and I? I wanna hear We have the audio this act on the on the Nessin with, Dave O'Brien I believe there's, a third person in there oh the rim Doug. My saying do can't forget the? Ramda's Sherry. Ramic Jerry Remy. Denis Raleigh and Dave O'Brien, here's a little bit of the by play from, the other night Jerry I'm curious.
Rescue crew recalls dramatic moment they found survivors of Alaska plane crash
"I'm richard cantu day two of the nato summit in the morning in brussels what might happen president trump may have slammed germany calling it a captive of russia but seated next to chancellor angela merkel he was cordial saying they had a great meeting very good relationship with chancellor president said germany is totally controlled by russia because of a recent deal the two countries made on a pipeline he said he and merckel did discuss that issue during their meeting but he didn't say any details of how that talk went abc's karen travers in brussels so in very wisconsin police say they're doing an indepth investigation to determine how a gas line was ruptured by a construction crew and what sparked the massive explosion but killed a firefighter and injured eleven other people the national transportation safety board investigating tuesday's plane crash in alaska survive by all eleven people aboard for the first time as survivor describing the horrifying plane crash into the side of an alaskan mountain have gone head on into the mountain that was very thankful for that eleven people thankful to be alive after the floatplane slammed onto that mountain elevation of two thousand feet the pilot narrowly missing jagged rocks and steep clay abc's will car confusion in the air over north carolina someone got on the radio until the pilot of an american airlines flight on a run from charlotte to wilmington that the wilmington airport was closed it was not the flight diverted to myrtle beach south carolina investigation underway an airport worker in atlanta accused of tacking an nfl player and his girlfriend adam pacman jones gets punched in the face tuesday night in this video posted by gmc sports suffering a cut on his face before charging back at his attacker and knocking him to the ground police had happened after the worker frank reagan made an obscene gesture to jones near an airport gate reagan is charged with two counts of battery pete combs abc news atlanta wall street the dow lost one hundred nineteen points you're listening to abc news.
Ex-Bengals CB Pacman Jones attacked by employee at airport
"His girlfriend adam pacman jones gets punched in the face tuesday night in this video posted by emc sports suffering a cut on his face before charging back at his attacker and knocking him to the ground police say it happened after the worker frank reagan made an obscene gesture jones near an airport gate police say jones female companion was also hurt when she tried to break up the fight reagan was hospitalized for his injuries reagan is charged with two counts of battery pete combs abc news atlanta let's get a check on traffic here's detour dan in the valley chevy dealers traffic center well actually we've got crash activity slowing things down for us on the seventeenth southbound at dunlap this is gonna be off on the right shoulder also a few crashes scattered across town on the.
Former University of Louisville players sue NCAA for vacated national title
"To make roe v wade law in new york scott pringle reports we never passed the new york state law because we relied on roe v wade and governor cuomo fears president trump's pick for the us supreme court brett cavanaugh will try and overturn the landmark decision they are prolife he wants the legislature to come back into session to make roe versus wade a state law which will actually increase the protections in new york god forbid they do what they intend to do which is overturn roe v wade i want to get it done before the supreme court does that scott pringle newsradio eight ten and one zero three one w g y group of former university of louisville basketball players suing the nc double a over the loss of the teams 2013 championship lawyers for the players called it a wrong that needs to be righted at a news conference today the nc double a vacated more than one hundred wins as punishment for the schools escort scandal several former cardinal players have been meeting with attorneys after university lost its appeal of the decis in february hall of fame coach rick pitino suing the school fired him last year amid the fallout from the sex scandal national football league cornerback adam pacman jones recovering after being attacked at an atlanta airport last night police say hartsfieldjackson airport employees frank reagan instigated the fight making a gesture towards the former cincinnati bengals cornerback jones confronted reagan and the situation escalated in videos of the event appears ragging makes contact i also hit a woman who with jones ragging arrested on two counts of battery jones is currently a free agent on wall street just before the close all negative numbers the dow down two hundred twenty four points nasdaq off forty two.