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Garrett Ziegler on the Blockbuster 'Report on the Biden Laptop'
"Guest today to talk about report on the Biden laptop is Garrett ziegler, Garrett, welcome. Thank you, Eric for having me on. I really appreciate it. Well, the work you've done here explained this to my audience because it's a little tough to comprehend that this laptop was made available. We had Jack maxi on this program over a year ago. And it's just a treasure trove of filth and horrors. But you decided that somebody would need to go through methodically and figure out, okay, what do we have other than just this catalog of horrors? And so that's effectively what you guys have been doing for the last year and change. Yes, we actually approach multiple think tanks with the idea of this dosa. And this actually came from the Mueller report. I wanted to do a counter counter attack to the Mueller report. And remember, this molar port was 400 pages, most of it was redacted. It was a based on faulty information, meaning there's no evidence that the DNC was hacked by Russians. And so I thought, you know what? This laptop is four of full of actual foreign collusion. Why don't I take it apart and play with a Rubik's Cube longer than anybody else has and put together all of the foreign and domestic statutes that have been violated. And so what I did was I got together with an accountant of forensic accountant, two private investigators and attorney and other digital forensics folks and played with groups cube long enough and basically wrote this dossier that I think is going to stand the test of time. We've had no left wing debunkers yet, and I have been sending it really carpet bombing it to all of the leftist and liberal media outlets that through cold water on the laptop in October of 2020.
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"rubik" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"Like stolen from him. Right, it was just, he had the patent first and I guess so. They agreed. You know what's even crazier that makes that story just absolutely insane. He had approached ideal toys with them. And they had not bought it. And then they went on years later to buy a Rubik version. Yeah, they put out a bunch of difference. They made big ones, like the tiny ones I just talked about. I remember I had a snake. I did too, and I had no idea what to do with that. I just played with it like it was a snake. I did the same thing. I just twisted it around stuff. I still don't know what you were supposed to do with that thing. I think eventually the snake would be put together in some sort of a three dimensional octagon or something. If I remember. Okay. For hexagon. Yeah, I was way off, but yeah, I didn't know. I didn't even try to learn. I just kind of played with it. I taught mine to drink water. Mine drinks from a cup. I was very rough wiggum. Erno Rubik is still alive and well. He lives in Hungary, still teaches architecture. I imagine has a boatload of money, so he's founded some multiple foundations. For inventors, it's very cool. Yeah, he has a bolo to money so much so that his success story is considered by some to have been the thing that opened the gates to capitalism in Hungary. Amazing. They also made him the president of the Hungarian engineering academy. And he's still, I think, shows up once in a while to the world championships, and maybe the World Cup, I don't know. And he doesn't seem like a very controversial type. No. Seems like a good guy. And if you really want to go crazy, if you've solved a ton of Rubik's Cubes, but this is kind of made you nostalgic to try something harder. They make a 13 by 13 by 13 Rubik's Cube. Oh wow. And there's something else called the skew WB. And it is, I don't even know what you're supposed to do with it. It's like the snake times a trillion to me. That's right. And there's also a movie called cube, which is like saw with math. Oh, I saw that. Yeah, yeah. There's nothing to do with Rubik's Cubes. And there's the pursuit of happiness where Will Smith gets a job as a stockbroker because somebody sees him solve a Rubik's Cuban, something like two minutes or less. And apparently while he was promoting that movie, he solved one in less than a minute himself in real life. You mean the movie the pursuit of happiness? Yeah. Did they explain that in the movie? I'm sure. I never saw it. I just always called it half whiteness. Did you ever see that one where he was like super depressed and his colleagues at work like just gaslight him into thinking he's being visited by angels? No, I didn't. Did you see the one where he went, he was from west Philadelphia, and he went to live with his rich relatives? Yeah, I did. He dressed very colorfully. He was I think in Bel Air. I think it was Santa Barbara. Oh, you're right. Okay. Well, if you want to know more about Will Smith, you can type his name into the search bar at how stuff works dot com and since I said, Will Smith, it's time for listener mail. I've got a coconut tree correction. Okay. Hey guys, correction on something said during the episode. The cult of the coconut. When you guys talked about the culprit risca, first of all, it's not pronounced that way. It is pronounced culprit rushed. We were way off. All right. She says, veruska or vishka, depending on transliteration simply means tree and Sanskrit. Okay. Also, always mispronounced by people in the west, by the way. Oh, well, I don't feel that bad. Yeah, exactly. Correct pronunciation is sound screwed. No, she's saying Sanskrit has always mispronounced. Oh, oh, I see. So is Sanskrit. Sounds crude. It's like a French person. As best I can convey is what she says. Wow, okay, yeah. I've always said Sanskrit. This person is a real, really, into words, though. And very smart. Second, the coconut tree is just one of the trees considered a, how do you pronounce it again? College group called book script. There you go, you nailed it. Not because it is all you need to survive, though, but because every single part of the coconut tree is useful to humans. The bark the leaves the fibers and of course the coconuts in their entirety. This concept is tight closely with why Indians culturally revere certain animals. And plants and trees, EG, banyan, and coconut. Okay. I've noticed on the podcast how you too often go out of your way to correctly pronounce words or names in foreign languages like German. Oh, we were. Which is something I appreciate as a bicultural pinta lingual individual. Wow. Perhaps you could explain your efforts to include not just western languages, but eastern languages too. After all, saw Scrooge belongs to the same language group as German if you think about it. I think it would be true to the spirit of your show guys. Keep up the good work, and that is from ruta. Did ruda say does she sign off with later limos? No. Thanks a lot, ruta. Yeah, it's not like we're like a will only go to the trouble of pronouncing something in German or French, which by the way, we don't very often. And we thought we were pronouncing it correctly. In the eastern languages. So sorry, ruta. I didn't know what Sanskrit. I had no idea. Not just us, chuck. Like a million people just learned that. Yeah. Close to a million. I agree. Well, thanks a lot. Again, ruta, and if you want to get in touch with us like ruta did, you can go to stuff you should know dot com and check out our social links or you can send us a good old fashioned email too. Stuff podcast at iHeartRadio dot com. Stuff you should know is a production of iHeartRadio. For more podcasts, my heart radio, visit the iHeartRadio app. Apple podcasts, or wherever you listen to your favorite shows. The economy is crazy right now. 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"rubik" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"What's called an algorithm. Yeah, and I remember in the book, each book had their own little shorthand, I guess. But I remember the one that I had, it definitely had the algorithms all spelled out with shorthand for what each move was called. So it would sort of look like a math problem made out of letters. Right. Like I saw you for up and D for down. Which makes a lot of sense. But then also, you can, you know, you can move something to the right, you can twist one of the rows of cubes to the right, but you can also twist it to the left too. So I saw an apostrophe after L apostrophe would be counterclockwise left. And then you can add a number two so you do that twice, which is really a 180° counterclockwise turn. So interesting. It really is kind of interesting. At first, when I first went over this article the first time, just taking it in. I think how this is pretty neat. But the Rubik's Cube I found has many, many layers to it. And you can really keep going deeply into it. Well beyond just playing with the cube and trying to solve it. Like there's a lot of math involved. There's a lot of physics and mechanics involved. I mean, you can get it sucked into it as you like, buddy. Just try not to go insane like erno Rubik did. He did not. When he set that building on fire. Full of Rubik's Cubes. It's interesting though how big of a hit this became sort of it flew in the face of a lot of sort of rules of the toy industry in that it didn't make sounds, it didn't have interchangeable parts. It didn't have things that you could sell along with it. Like, you know, clothing, you couldn't, I guess you could dress your little Rubik's Cube, but then you have a special relationship with it, I guess so. You could dress it up and be like, I'm ruby. It didn't have batteries. It was never like, well, I guess it appeared on a TV show. Was that a TV show? Yeah, it was a Saturday morning cartoon that came on right before PacMan, which was honestly one of the all time great cartoons ever. Yeah, it wasn't marketable, though, like you would think a toy would be. The reason that it appealed and endured is because it is a real challenge, and you get a real sense of reward once you've done it. Right. And that really hooks people. It really does hook people. And again, there's not, there's no shame in going and looking up algorithms to solve Rubik's Cubes, like just processes. And in fact, if you start doing any kind of research on Rubik's Cubes, you'll find there's actually specific methods of attack that people suggest for beginners to start with. There's one called the white cross method, classic, which is entails eating a handful of white cross gas station speed. Just staying up there. For four days until you until you get done. No. It's actually you start with the edge pieces, and then you move to the corner pieces, putting them all in place, and then you go on from there. Starting with the white face of the cube. That's right. And this toy was a big hit anyway, but it is endured, not because of stocking stuffers or nostalgia, but it is endured all these years later because of competition. Yeah. So let's take a break now and we'll talk
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"rubik" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"I'm just going to call him T bore. He took this magic cube. And he started going to toy fairs. And I think he struck out at a few of them, but he really hit it out of the park at the Nuremberg toy fair. When he met a toy expert who had connections with ideal toy company. You remember
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"rubik" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"I'm welcome to the podcast. I'm Josh Clark and there's Charles W chuck Bryant and Jerry's over there and we're Cuban it up with Rubik, the cube. Did you see that cartoon? Rubik the amazing cube? Did you come across that? No. Okay, I feel like we are well within our rights as far as fair use goes since we are talking about this. To at least play the highly disturbing but also strangely cute voice of Rubik, the amazing cube. Can I play this real quick? Sure. Okay. My name is rude. That is it. Wow. It is awfully unusual, especially when you see this cube, they just basically took a do you remember the goblin face on maximum overdrive on the front of that semi? Sort of. It's kind of like a cuter version of that that they put onto a Rubik's Cube, put some feet on it and then gave it superpowers. That's Rubik the amazing cube. Wow. So back to Rubik chuck. Yeah, it was kind of hard to believe that it took until 2014 for this thing to be granted national toy Hall of Fame inductee status. It seems like it would have been much sooner than that because they have sold hundreds and hundreds of millions of Rubik's Cube since 1980. I had one. I still have one. I could do it at one point. Oh, really? Yeah, I could do it in a couple of minutes. Wow, chuck, I'm impressed. I had no idea. Yeah, I can still do you can still do one side and like the top row surrounding that side on all sides. And that's where a completely forget. Oh, I see. So you couldn't do it in a couple of minutes now. You just have you could in the past. Yeah, when I was 9. Okay, well, I'm impressed. I've never been able to solve a Rubik's Cube. I've never been sucked in enough to really spend a significant amount of time, but I was playing with my nieces, Rubik's Cube the other day. Studying for this and I was like, yeah, I could see how somebody would become obsessed with this kind of thing for sure. Yeah, it was fun. And it was, you know, to call it all the rage is an understatement. It was one of the most popular toys of all time. Invented in 1974 by a math enthusiast in Hungary and architect and professor named erno Rubik. Appropriately enough, they named him after the cube. That's right. And if you don't know what we're talking about, it seems weird to describe a Rubik's Cube, but we'll probably be taking the task if we do not. I would say just come out from under The Rock that you've been living under. But we may have some young listeners who don't even know what this thing is. This piece of 80s ephemera, even though it's not a femoral because they're still pretty popular. Yeah, but it is a cube made up of 26 little mini cubes called cubies, which is kind of a cute little name. I think so, not as cute as Rubik, the amazing cube, but yeah. Little cubies. And they are in a three inch by three inch by three inch, well, that's not quite true. A three by three by three grid eventually creating a cube that measures 2.25 inches or 5.7 centimeters per side. Right. And so what there's 6, 6 cube faces because it's a cube. And each face has a different color. There's orange, blue, green, yellow, white, and red. And when you, when you mix these things up, it's just a jumble a riot of different colors, like you've never seen in your life. But the point is to move these cubies around through the 18 different ways you can move any given cube. So that all of the colors are lined up, all the colored cubies are all the same on each face. And it sounds easy. Friends, it is not easy. Not at all. Like maybe for some people it's easy, but for the rest of us normal folk us normies, it is not easy in any way, shape, or form. No, it is not. And in fact, they even suggest that you read about how to solve the Rubik's Cube. The very rare individual that can literally just figure it out without any help at all. That's really tough to do. So it's not like you're not a cheat if you look at how to solve the Rubik's Cube and then memorize these patterns and practice them. That's sort of the point. Right, yeah, like go look it up. Like, it's fine. No one will get mad at you for that. Yeah, because it's no fun to never solve a puzzle. Well, that's why I think I've never gotten sucked in. I was like, I'm not even. There's no way I'm gonna possibly stumble across this. And I just don't think like this. My spatial reasoning is terrible. I'm not great at math. I'm colorblind, everything just looks white. It's not the toy for you. No, it's really not. I can't discern squares from circles. It's just, I'm off. So originally, the Rubik's Cube was called the magic cube. And it was invented, like you said, by erno Rubik, who was Hungarian. So it was originally called the beavis kozka, which is magic cube in the Hungarian. And kurzgesagt means butt head, I believe. It does, the magic butt head is what it was originally Khabib and butthead. Nice man. It's like where is he going with this? After all these years. No, I didn't. But I was like, I'm going with this. We'll go with this. It's chuck. I trust him. And I paid off, too. So mister ruby got his Hungarian patent on the mechanical design of this in 1977, and it was in Hungary only for a while. And it did pretty well in Hungary. But that's kind of where it stayed. It was because of the politics of the time and the fact that it was hungry. It was not super easy to get an American patent or to bring it over and market it here in the west. So it was pretty much a Hungarian local sensation for its early probably first year. Yeah, he had like a Hungarian toy manufacturer, make like 10,000 of them. But he wasn't happy with them. So we cut the runoff at 5000. So there were 5000 of these things floating around Budapest and maybe hungry in general. And it was just total serendipity that there was a guy named tibor LacZ and I'm quite sure that's not exactly how you say his last name. But that's how it's built. It's probably like Lucia or something like that. But keyboard, I just love that name. It's a great name. He was an entrepreneur who had left Hungary and moved to Austria. So he had really developed a taste for capitalism. All he happened to be visiting back home in Budapest when he was at a restaurant and he noticed a waiter playing with the beavis kozka, the magic cube. And he said, you there, what is that? And he said, well, it's the beavis kozka. How about I sell it to you for a dollar? And I believe he bought that for a dollar. Played around with it for a minute. It was like this could be big. So he found out who invented it, and he scheduled a meeting with erno Rubik. Yeah, and he would say later on that he that erno Rubik had a lot to do with why he decided to get into business with him. And here's his quote. He said, when ruby first walked into the room, I felt like giving him some money. He looked like a beggar. He was terribly dressed. You gotta remember this guy's a professor, so they're not known for their sharp attire. Right. He was terribly dressed, and he had a cheap, Hungarian cigarette hanging out of his mouth, but I knew I had a genius on my hands, and I told him we could sell millions. Yeah, and he was right. Oh man, was he ever right? He understated it actually.
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Rubiks Cube Inventor-Rubiks intro and wrap
"The inventor of the Rubik's Cube has some tips on how to solve the puzzle. Erno Rubik invented the cube in 1974 in Hungary. About three years to cross the borders. And after that, in two or three years, it became a real worldwide craze. The original three by three Rubik says 43 quintillion possible configurations. If a problem is complex, you need to how can I say divide the problem for smaller elements? In 2010, a group of mathematicians and computer programmers proved any Rubik's Cube can be solved in 20 moves for Rubik himself, give him a cube and before you know it. The current record holder solved a Rubik's Cube in 3.47 seconds. I'm Ed Donahue
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"Believer, when the cube craze crashed, Tom creamer bought the rights to the cube from ideal toys. Then he waited patiently. Three years passed since the times eulogized the Rubik's Cube. Then the phone started to ring. A few toy stores started requesting stock. By the mid 90s, cube sales were ramping up again, and by the millennium, they were dare I say, healthy. But it was different this time, not so much a fever. But rather a slow burn. It turns out, the cube wasn't dead after all, but merely sleeping. When it opened its eyes, it found a whole new audience. The next generation. Every year, teenagers who hadn't even been born in the early 80s discovered the Rubik's Cube and became equally perplexed and fascinated by its endless possibilities. Eventually, sales surpassed those of the toys initial craze, reaching an astounding 450 million units, sold worldwide. The cube appeared in the Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection. In the national toy Hall of Fame. It appeared on The Simpsons, a Spice Girls music video, Armageddon, dude where's my car, the pursuit of happiness, WALL-E, and The Big Bang Theory, to name a few. Soon, speed cubing took off, where a global community of Rubik's Cube enthusiasts started gathering events around the world to compete for the title. The world record for fastest cube ever solved was 15 seconds in 2003. That number dropped to ten seconds in 2011, then 7 seconds, then 5, and the record today, as of 2018, stands at 3.47 seconds. Rubik himself wouldn't even come close. He managed to shorten his best cubing time down from one month to one minute. Speedcubers hold several Guinness World Records actually, including solving the cube blindfolded while skydiving and underwater. For the cubes 40th anniversary in 2020, the Empire State Building lit up in red, blue, yellow, orange, green, and white. Today, a Rubik's Cube has been handled by one in every 7 people in the world. Not even including knockoffs, which is interesting. Considering Rubik was told puzzles were too niche. Erno Rubik says, just as nothing could have prepared him for the cube's success, nothing could have prepared him for its failures either. From rejections from toy companies, investors and buyers to feeling completely lost after his invention, bearing his name, was declared dead in a national newspaper. But he and his partner, Tom Kramer, believed in his idea. It's been said that the Rubik's Cube is more than just a cultural phenomenon. It's a feat of geometry. It's an international pastime, an academic tool, a work of art, a source of metaphors, and one of the bestselling toys of all time. The world is an.
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"Each time the Titans of their industry told them their toy was a total loss maker, creamer never so much as blinked. But there was one company he hadn't yet approached. The ideal toy company was started in New York in 1903 by Morris and rose victim. The victims were the inventors of the teddy bear. Through World War II, their toy company grew, becoming known for its dolls, even patenting the first doll whose eyes closed when it was laying flat. But as the story is told on creamer's website, by 1979, ideal toys was facing a bit of financial trouble and in need of a hit that would turn their business around. And it was at that moment that he approached them with the magic cube. Creamer with nothing but sheer force of will and complete faith in his partner. Persuaded the vice president of ideal toys to fly to Hungary to see with his own two eyes just how popular the cube had become. They were everywhere, trams, cafes, parks. It became a no brainer to bed on the cube. And in 1979, after a lengthy negotiation between ideal toys and the Hungarian government, an agreement was made. 1 million cubes would be sold overseas. It was an incredible achievement. Ideal toys wasted no time starting production in the U.S.. There was just one last tweak to be made. Ideal toys didn't like the name magic cube. It was too difficult to trademark. The words magic and cube appeared on countless toys already. Rubik's says conventional wisdom at the time was that a truly unique name was one that appeared fewer than ten times in the New York City phonebook. So they started throwing around ideas. But only one stuck. A delicious combination of consonants. Rubic Rubik says it had never occurred to him to attach his name to his product before. Being a capital I introvert, he was reluctant to be the face of anything. But he was also in no position to doubt the experienced executives before him. And in 1980, the Rubik's Cube launched internationally. Ideal toys wanted to fly their eponymous inventor all across the west to demonstrate his creation. So Rubik applied to the Hungarian government for a blue passport, meaning one that would allow him to travel outside his country's borders. And to his surprise, it was granted. For the first time at age 36, Rubik left Eastern Europe and flew to the U.S. on his very first business trip. He said it was like a fairytale. The marketing plan was to launch the colorful toy with a bang. He started attending toy fairs and making press appearances. The most important thing to ideal toys was to have Rubik reassure buyers that solving it was, in fact, possible. But as it turns out, demonstrations where volunteers couldn't solve the problem, became the best advertisement for the problem. It made other spectators want to take a crack at it themselves. Rubik's English made interviews a challenge. But luckily, his toy was pretty visual. And pretty soon, Rubik's Cubes started to sell. Let me rephrase that. They started to sell out. In a single month, they surpassed the 1 million sales ideal toys had initially predicted. Their manufacturers couldn't keep up. In 1981, not one, but two how to books were published about the cube, not written by Rubik, but by cube enthusiasts. Both staying on The New York Times Best Seller list for a combined 39 weeks and selling millions of copies. In 1982, an official Rubik's Cube world championship took place in Budapest, where cube lovers from 19 countries came to compete. The Rubik's Cube appeared on the cover of scientific American, then Time Magazine. 10 million cubes sold, then 25 then 50 million, and by December of 1982, a 100 million Rubik's Cubes had sold worldwide. Then, as swiftly as the craze began, it was all over. The Rubik's Cube was dead. As Rubik put it, one moment it seemed everyone had a cube, or wanted a cube, wrote about the cube, filmed the cube, talked about the cube or came up with new strategies to solve the cube. And then suddenly it seemed the world had lost interest entirely. The New York Times wrote an obituary. They called Rubik's Cube, a fad, passe, edged off the shelf by video games. They said the public's interest had dropped to almost zero. A subsequent New York Times article added, the cube was a frustrating artifact of the early 80s that had been retired to the attic or garbage heap. Ouch. Rubik's said everything he built seemed to be falling apart. Here's what happened. At the height of the craze, ideal toys couldn't keep up with demand, and copycats flooded the market. When production finally caught up, it was too late. Lower quality counterfeit cubes had taken over, and Rubik's Cubes were left to gather dust in discount bins. FAO schwarz announced it would not be buying any more cubes. Toys "R" Us said the Rubik's Cube had come and it had gone. Thousands of unbought cubes piled up in warehouses. Rubik says he went into hibernation. He started designing other puzzles, but even his own distributor ideal toys didn't bite. In this particular chapter of Rubik's memoir, you'll find the word failure appears a lot. Rubik was afraid of becoming a has been, or worse, a punchline. Then something unexpected happened..
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"Math problem is not only extremely difficult to solve, its manufactured behind the iron curtain, hard pass. One rejection turned into two, then 5, then every single company rejected the magic cube. Rubik's says his entire journey with the magic cube was one of solitude. He came up with it alone, he designed it alone he solved it alone, he finessed it alone, he chose the materials and found the manufacture all alone. But what he couldn't do alone was take his idea international. He needed a partner, one person to see his vision. After endless fruitless conversations with industry folk at the toy fair. A man walked over to the magic cube display. Something had caught his attention. It wasn't the colors or the idea, not yet anyway. It was the unmistakable tenor of a Hungarian accent. The man's name was Tom creamer. He was born in Hungary, but eventually made his way to the UK. Fluent in both English and Hungarian, creamer had started a firm in London that invested in and found distributors for inventors toys. Rubik says there's something wonderful about being born in a small nation. Even if its members are spread across the world, its language, especially a language like Hungarian, which is remarkably unlike any other language, is instantly connecting. Creamer picked up the magic cube, and he understood it in a way no one else did. He got the concept, he saw its potential, and he was unintimidated by his home country's export limitations. Rubik's says it was love at first sight. Hands were shaken. And Tom creamer got to work looking for a toy company, willing to distribute the cube internationally. Kramer started approaching all the major companies, but one by one, they all rejected the magic cube. Some felt it was too difficult to ever be fun, not childish enough. Rubik guessed those executives likely picked it up, tried to play with it, got frustrated and then put it down. Assuming nobody else would like it either. Who would choose to play a game they could never win. Other executives thought it looked too easy. Clearly, they never actually picked it up. With each rejection, Rubik realized these companies completely underestimated the desire for both children and adults to be challenged. And how addictive a challenge his toy could be. Plus, how often does a single toy appeal to multiple age groups and genders? Overall, Rubik's sensed each executive felt his invention didn't conform to their rigid ideas of what a puzzle should.
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"Believe it or not, at this point, erno Rubik was not thinking of his invention as a toy. But merely an answer to a geometrical question he'd postulated. In fact, he thought the cube wouldn't be of the faintest interest to anyone else. But once he showed it to a few of his friends and colleagues, he realized it had charisma. It's very presence tempted you to manipulate it. The cube wasn't just a practical teaching tool. It was fun. The intersection of problem solving and entertainment, and if that isn't the very definition of a puzzle. Maybe, just maybe. It had commercial potential. So 6 months after birthing his colorful invention, Rubik decided to make a few phone calls and see if he could get his toy manufactured. If he'd learned anything from his entrepreneurial and inventor father, the first step was to protect his idea. A patent. So on January 30th, 1975, less than one year after he first carved his 27 cubes out of wood. Rubik applied for a patent for a, quote, three dimensional, logical toy. And in October of the following year, he held in his hands a weighty document tied with a red and green ribbon. The colors of the Hungarian flag stamped with an intimidating wax seal. It was settled. He had made something that no one else had ever made before. Luckily, Rubik's day job at a college afforded him access to workshops, tools, and free focus groups. So he started messing with materials. First he tried rubber not the elastic band kind, more like the shoe soul kind. It was black and sturdy, but heavy, so he moved on to plastic and was pleasantly surprised. Plastic was lightweight, resilient, inexpensive, and easy to manipulate. Yet, still substantial. Plus, making cubes out of plastic would be a fairly straightforward request for manufacturers. He decided on the optimal density and look. Black, with colored stickers. But Rubik says, the most important characteristic was to maintain geometric exactitude. His invention would be as precise as a scientific instrument, just because it was a toy, didn't justify shoddy construction. There could be no irregularities in the plastic, the edges would be perfectly contoured, no concealing of flaws and blemishes using the colored stickers. And he had no qualms about hovering over his manufacturer to be absolutely certain these standards were met. After countless iterations, he came up with a design he was proud of, and he gave it a name. The magic cube. There were three reasons Rubik named his product the magic cube. One..
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"For the remaining sides, he squeezed a couple tubes of complementary colors, orange, and green. But he needed one more, so he went with white to brighten up the cube overall. As ruby picked up his now clothed cube, he realized manipulating it was like driving through a foreign city. You make one turn, and you can easily find your way back. You make two turns, and you're not too far from where you started. But hundreds of decisions and dozens of turns later, your completely lost. What he didn't know at the time was that no matter how many turns you've made on a three by three by three cube. You're actually never more than a handful of turns away from the solution. As Rubik tells the story in his book, after rotating his happy hued invention for hours, he decided he'd had enough. It was time to return the cube to its original state and go to bed. But he couldn't figure it out. Each time he thought he was inching closer to solving one singular side. He realized the other side of the cube was a total mess. He was getting frustrated. There was no one to turn to for help. After all, he was the inventor. There was no manual, no YouTube tutorial, only the logic of knowing there had to be a way back. Right? After his workday teaching geometry, he'd come home and work at solving the one geometrical question with seemingly no answer. After dinner, he'd tinker with the cube. During breakfast, Pete tinker with the cube. Between grading papers, he'd tinker with the cube. Until finally, with a furrowed brow and the first ever case of Rubik's wrist. With one final click. Rubik solved.
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"Ball of rubber string. Rubik's says it was frustrating, but also fascinating. He'd need to find a stronger material, so he pulled out a roll of fishing line. Rubik tossed the muddled rubber ball into the garbage. In favor of a material that was much thinner. Fishing line wouldn't snap. But it didn't work either. So he decided to complicate his life a little more. He added more cubes. Rubik constructed a three by three by three cube. He thought about removing the center cube. It wasn't visible anyway. But that's when it hit him. The hidden center cube was the answer. The most essential piece of the puzzle. With the center cube acting as the core, it could hold the entire piece together. No need for elastics or fishing wire. He could attach each cube to the center using screws and springs. Those screws and springs would give each individual piece the power to push or pull with a center axis, the 26th surrounding cubes could rotate freely. He'd done it. In his hand was a three by three by three wooden cube, the tactile manifestation of his imagination. He rotated each side of the cube over and over. Nothing snapped. It was amazing, until. He nicked his skin. Okay, so the edges of the cube had to be rounded. That would give the cube more fluidity. Each small cube had 12 edges, meaning over the next while, his full-time job became sanding down 312 edges. He made a lighter version than a heavier version, then he tightened and loosened the springs until the rotations moved with such ease, it was like butter. Then sitting in front of him was perfection, or as close to perfection as a geometry teacher could ever dare declare. But that's when he noticed the.
Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"rubik" Discussed on Under the Influence with Terry O'Reilly
"In the comfort of his bedroom, the puzzles weren't assigned, nor was anyone hovering over his shoulder, observing how and if he solved them. There were no rules. If he failed or needed to restart, it was allowed. If you wanted to abandon one puzzle altogether and start another, nobody cared. Plus, without an opponent, he was always a winner. But perhaps most importantly, Rubik felt puzzles taught him invaluable life skills, like concentration, play and problem solving. In the classroom, he says, while his teachers droned on, he doodled. He drew his surroundings, objects people, anything three dimensional. Inadvertently developing a keen understanding of geometry. As primary school turned into middle school, Rubik's interest in drawing evolved. From a way to pass the time into a true love of art. He started painting. And by high school, he decided he wanted to transfer to an art school. He'd take his interest in form and shape it into a career as a sculptor. But it wouldn't be long before Rubik felt completely out of place. Rubik's says his four years at art school were more than enough to convince him he wasn't a real artist. His peers were rebels and hippies, while he was a little more square. Though he loved art, he wanted to attach his creativity to something practical. By graduation day, his schoolmates could be heard swapping acceptance letters from the local fine arts college and comparing majors. But Rubik says, if he was sure of anything, it was that he was on a different path. So, on a whim, he applied to the Budapest university of technology to study architecture. Why architecture? He wasn't really sure, but he knew it was a field that combined practicality with design. Over the next four years, Rubik weathered the demands of his chosen major. But again, by graduation day, he didn't have that feeling. That fire within signaling to him that he was in the right place. The kind that should have propelled him to apply for his first architecture job. So, he tried something new. Rubik enrolled at the Hungarian college of fine arts, a hands on school with only a few hundred students. There, he took workshops and ceramics in textile and metal. It was fun. The final assignment of his final year was to put on an art exhibit. Each student selecting their favorite works from the past three years to display and be graded on. Could be sketches, photographs, paintings, sculpture, the piece Rubik chose to display was the colorful cube. Before Rubik's third and final graduation, the Hungarian college of fine arts offered him a job. An assistant lecturer in the architecture department, a flattering offer, given that he was still a student at the time. An almost, even without noticing it, Rubik had gained a profession. A teacher. And for the first time, he knew, in his bones, he was in the right place. Rubik was assigned a class called descriptive geometry. He says essentially the study of two dimensional objects to solve three dimensional problems. It was a difficult subject to teach to many it could be considered dry, requiring a specialized vocabulary, a complete spatial understanding, and, above all, curiosity. But to rubic, it was fascinating. After work, Rubik would go home to his apartment, a space he says, look like the inside of a child's pocket. There were marbles and safety pins strewn everywhere, scrap pieces of paper, images, pencils, crayons, string, sticks, glue, springs, screws, and rulers covering every bed post windowsill and floorboard. It was the spring of 1974, just before Rubik's 30th birthday, and he was preparing a lesson for his students. He took a look around his bedroom, peppered with treasures, when he noticed a theme. Cubes. Over the years he'd constructed innumerable cubes, little ones big ones, colorful ones, wooden ones, paper ones, you name a material, he'd made it into an object with 6 equal faces 12 edges and 8 verticals. He picked up one of his paper cubes, and he had a thought. What if he connected 8 small cubes to form one larger cube? But made it so each individual cube could rotate independently. Even.
Doug Miles Media
"rubik" Discussed on Doug Miles Media
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"rubik" Discussed on TechStuff
"I understand designed a hidden panel in his office. That didn't lead anywhere at all. Just he just felt like building on. He just needed it. It made me think of a mitchell. And webb sketch where this wall must rotate be both here. And not here luke. Maye that's a load bearing wall but anyway he just decided to make one he also built a life sized electric mouse named these use after the greek mythology figure. That's the one who was stuck in the labyrinth. That had to find his way out in the car. Or minotaur depending upon your preferred pronunciations. After so this mouse what it was do as it would explore amaze and quote unquote. Remember where it come from Was going after some little metal cheese. Bits back so the the way. This mouse would go through the maze as it would go down a pathway and whenever the pathway would branch it would start to rotate right. Yeah so it would take one and then it would It could backtrack if it went down an incorrect route. Bright and then it could take the path it had not taken as opposed to you know if this were just an electronic mouse that had some collision detection. It wouldn't it could potentially just go back and forth down the same little pathway forever. Yeah but this was branching this one new. Okay well i. I already took the path. That's on the right. So i have to take the path that's on the left so it was pretty cool. He built this thing. And you know just for the fun of it. He built it. So also. probably my my favorite robotic piece of his eight juggling robot. Yeah i bounce juggling robot to be precise bounce juggling robot that wc fields to be even more precise yeah it was like having a like imagine drum head right and the drumhead allows things that are dropped on it like a ball bearing to be bounced on it and then two little angled platforms. That are serving his hands. That are a bouncing this again. These little sales yeah and they just kept it going in bounce juggling pattern perfectly. He basically made it out of like erector set pieces. Yeah you know just like you do. And then he wrote a paper on the dynamics of keeping multiple objects in the air simultaneously. It's pretty famous within the juggling community. Tried to read it. Why i actually wrote how juggling works for. How stuff works dot com in fact if you go to that that Article on how stuff works and you look up how juggling works. There's a video of me. Juggling in that article i still. I still say 'cause i juggle a little bit. I still say that we really need to do a video. Speth jag all right I juggled torches in mind. You ready to pick those up now. Okay well we'll we'll we'll start small. He also made a robot. That could solve a rubik's cube Just pretty amazing. That i mean. Obviously that needs suffer rubik's either. I i know there are algorithms for how to solve it at the most efficiently. And i've seen people who are really good at who just like it's like it's like magic you know the way. I saw her..
The Coaches Corner
"rubik" Discussed on The Coaches Corner
"How crank it up. I'm gonna leave you with that at lucas rubik's on all platforms. I'm going crazy on instagram. These days at rubrics screaming sure to follow me on instagram. And if you have any feedback do you wanna ask a question. Drop into my say. Hello and for anything else. Www dot dot com. Check the coaches. You sustained to get paid coaching program. Very holistic approach. Were changing the game. We're changing the game. We're changing the way this online coaching thing has done. Were dealing with things from a mindset sole said heart set side of things vision making sure we're aligning then we move into the sales of the marketing. The building out of the business and everything is designed for ten k. Months if you own build a six figure business. And if you want to coach high-quality clients and attract clients that actually want to pay you what you're worth and don't bat an eye to it because we have become the type of course at attracts that type of client then check with the country's university it is by application only call. A pre call is absolutely mandatory. We don't make sure it's a perfect fit for you. The quality of the community. We're building inside the coaches. You is of utmost importance to make sure you check that out. Www dot luxurious dot com with us. Ed i appreciate you and check it out. We'll do all right so as always finish off the episode was saying thank you for listening. These episodes are one hundred percent free and the dedicated to helping you build your coaching business. Because there are clydes out there just waiting for you to read some waiting for you to give them a result so do not give up on your ukraine and never give up on your business again. These episodes or one percent free. All i ask in return. So you'd give it a thumbs up. Give it give it a little bit of love and the comments of the reviews. Share it with one or two coaches you know could use help building their coaching businesses. That's it i'm done. Thank you for listening. And i'll see you on the next episode..
"rubik" Discussed on KSR
"Call me coach sanders. Even i think that would be. I think that would be rude. Have to call you coach you. They don't play for you. And the other side is. He's earned the right to be called by one name like madonna or share bow. People know these people by one name. Cnn would you call them coach. No until i get a jersey in a helmet. I'm not calling him coach. I don't play for them so no bother me if like some some reporters like don't like it. If you call coaches coaches their like. That's not our job. I don't care if call them coach or their name. But i certainly don't think you have to call to. I will always call them coach. Always vince maryland coach. John rubik coach. Whoever the coach he's a coach. But that's just how i am. Just what i'll always do. I mean like who are the other people that get a get a title dr. Yeah what else mr president. By someone address you is real estate agent. No they should like okay so if the governor was here we would probably call him governor governor if the president was here. You wouldn't calling joe. I guess you would call him. Mr president aloma's opposing august. Could that's exactly right. I don't think. Coach is the same thing. Mr commissioner jillian. It always prefer the hell him. Mr commissioner sir mr so you would you call a high school coach co. Yeah so you would call. Would you call a youth coach. If i'm interviewing as part of the media. I would probably always say coach. That's weird to me here. I can tell you wolf. Hunting story when pete rose was the manager red. You call them coach. Gary johnson went up there to do an interview with them. It's like opening day. And all. The media's around pete rose everybody's afraid to ask him a question so gary with asking me said coach you know whatever we think about the season and pete rose said..
"rubik" Discussed on Champagne Sharks
"I was interested in the medics interested in any kind of antitrust action. year with big tech like even likely describing this says got like Like no one. Yes able like facebook. They don't like half White around australia but they you know because one of the big companies as newscorp rubik's yet he's back so it's not like you said like if some for long paypal did taking money from facebook pie a company that had an entrenched pal. The who who wins in that scenario no problem being on the outside looking at this ask you who do you root for in this at all. It just feels like any predator. I think that's completely valid way of looking at it Yeah it's mixed on the one hand think anyone's lives improved by this I guess people to work for media. Companies working news media Extra funding spice. But on the other side. I think provides a model for how can be regulated Angle obviously quite scandals. 'cause i found a mounted a really big campaign. He like a public facing campaign against the bill. Which to like. Get anything to Gurgle i think is good in some sense. Crud like this this suddenly to that whether this was actually socially beneficial. Depends you all thought. Greg chat the employees right now is interested in rating more of that kind of stuff. That's what i wrote about at the terminal myself stack newsletter which is at the to. Www the terminal dot info i n. s. all brought about like tech in politics business and culture. Everything we talked about. Today is my area covering so she's turns..
Kinda Funny Games Daily
Death Stranding Directors Cut Details
"Deaths. Trainings director cut is packed. With a ton of new content enhanced gameplay features we are introducing new more weapons. Ah let me try this all again. I'm asking water. Kevin asked patrick about his colors. So what's going on with your colors. Seen a lot of browns tans creams. It's pretty for the desert collected. Just keep that sand motif going. Am i want to understand all of the. Yeah but also the photo above us blue. You have some blue hints. I liked that blue on your at the beautiful composition credit to my wife. Yeah risk good job. This is what rubik's cube green and the blue. You know that you see in that all right back board the playstation blog now than have coffee mouth death straightening director's cut his packed. With a ton of new content enhanced gameplay features we introducing more weapons equipment vehicles a variety of new modes missions and areas to explore expanded storylines and enhancements to the ui. We will also be adding new online features including friend. Play leaderboards more news on that coming soon. Then he talked a little bit more. So i'm jumping around. But for starters the content that we're introducing to death straining director's cut was all built and developed from the ground up following the launch of the original death stranding everything from the firing range area to the additional missions to the all new fragile circuit racing mode be aim was introduced new content that would further expand the world with in-depth stranding while enhancing the core gameplay experience. The new content isn't simply bolted on. Either it's been carefully woven into the core game experience and will be made available through discovery as you play. Most of the new content is fairly easy to find though there are some bits and pieces. That will take some time to find. Lock although i can't go into too much detail about the new missions and extended storyline at this point. What i can share is that a few hints. Haven't added the latest trailer. We've released to give a few clues as to where you can as to what you can expect.
The Coaches Corner
"rubik" Discussed on The Coaches Corner
"Serve. And how can i serve more powerfully. Also there's another thing to think about behind this question is. Are you serving the world the way you wanna serve or are you serving the world. That's what you were told or. That's what you think you have to do. Lot were the coach and we actually ask who actually want to help if they have the courage to answer the question honestly. It's usually not who they're serving. That's critical issue because we'll always take half asked attempts at the marketing pass attempts at getting clients have hearted attempts in. That doesn't serve anyone at the end doesn't serve you your family. Your people your tribe your clients in this actually was two weeks ago. I asked a one of our coaches how in who do you really want to serve and we could've space and everything was i. I literally facility that session to be able to answer that question. We are very open when our hearts were very open and the answer is surprised. Both of us but when he actually investigated it it was what they wanted to do. All along that criminal energy freedom that created a whole new gear that credit inspired action and they got probably more done in two weeks than they did in two months because now they're like that's how i want serve. That's how i wanna serve. That's how i wanna show up so we'll ask you again in. This is a question worth really sitting with. This is. This is social worker. How do i want. How do you serve the world. Honestly how do you wanna serve the world and are we staying focused on that or are we losing our cells to the game a little bit too much easy to do like i'm guilty of it for sure but what always brings me back. How do i want to save the world. How do i want serve the world. How do i want to serve. Who am i serving. How my serving in emma serving in a way that i want to serve the lights me up or am i doing because they have to if i am. It's time for some change subtle changes. Sometimes it's just slight changes but it creates exponential results on the other end when it's amplified gonna leave you with that and i hope you take me up on the challenge to sit within even if it's for ten minutes sit with it. I'd rather make this episode shorter and have you sit with then fill it with a whole bunch of small chitchat. Which i won't do today so again one last time. How do you want to serve the world. Who are you serving. However you serving. How are you showing up. Is it how you wanna serve. Www dot lucas rubrics dot com for anything else. And i will leave it at that reach out of weekend. Serve you in any way reach out if we can help you in any way fun of information on how we do things that lucas rubik's dot com and with that said really really appreciate you being here appreciate your attention appreciate your time and appreciate you your growth your commitment to growing the celebrate that to you commitment to growth. You're here you're consuming. You're applying growing. Let's let's celebrate that and with asset. I'll talk to you in a few days. All right so as always finish off episode was saying thank you for listening. These episodes are one hundred percent free in dedicated to helping you build your coaching business. Because plights out there just waiting for you to reach them waiting for you to give them a result so do not give up on your dream and never give up on your business again. These episodes percent free. All i ask in return. So you'd give it a thumbs up. Give it a give it a little bit of love in the comments or the reviews share with one or two coaches who do not use help building coaching businesses. That's it i'm done. Thank you for listening. And i'll see you on the next episode..
People of the Pod
The Israeli Election: What Just Happened and What Comes Next
"Israel's fourth election is behind us. What does that mean. A new prime minister. An old one a fifth election in other words. What made this election different from all other elections here to break down the results is alison kaplan summer a journalist with aretz and a panelist on the promise podcast alison welcome to the show. Hi how are you good. Good so you posted a reminder earlier this week that the definition of insanity doing something over and over again and expecting different results so did. Israel's fourth election produce a different result. No it did not actually. So i guess that makes us officially clinically insane. The fourth election and We now have about more than ninety. Eight percent of our votes counted appears to be another political deadlock in which nobody can really figure out how someone is going to assemble. This mosaic or. Maybe it's like a rubik's cube of hardy's into an actual ruling government coalition. Well were there any new developments. The headline of the election is that the fate of the nation seems to be in the hands of a conservative arab islamist dentist named mansour abbas who is the head of the islamic united arab list who decided to do something very radical selection and break away from the joint arab list run independently and basically say publicly before and after the election that he is going to be willing to join or work with any israeli government coalition that serves the arab sector in terms of giving it enough funding in terms of getting it enough resources and that's really Revolutionary in israeli politics and again with the jewish society jewish political parties deadlocked. It looks like his four seats. It looks like he's headed towards having four seats in this election. Could tip the balance either towards allowing prime minister benjamin netanyahu to have a ruling government coalition or allowing the group of parties that oppose netanyahu to form a coalition in both cases on both sides is going to be very difficult. Delicate some say impossible negotiation.
The LEADx Show
Free Yourself From Conflict
"Thanks for joining today's Webinar, an optimal outcomes are host. Today is the founder and CEO. Alignment Strategies Group the near based consulting firm that advises CEOS in their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. She's the author of optimal outcomes for yourself from conflict at work at home in life, which was selected as the Financial Times Book of the month Jennifer is A. A keynote speaker at fortune, five hundred companies public institutions in innovative fast-growing startups, where she inspires audiences of all kinds including those Google Harvard in tax, and in her popular course at university, a former counter-terrorism research fellow with the US Department of Homeland Security, she is a graduate of Tufts. University and holds a PhD in social organizational psychology from Columbia. Please welcome Dr Jennifer Goldman wetzlar. These are trying times that we're in. We are in the midst right now. Two months into the global pandemic. Of Corona virus and we're facing a big tough global problem. The likes of which most of us have never seen in our lifetimes. I've spent my career studying and working with incredibly tough problems, none on this scale, but tough problems nonetheless. Typically the tougher the problem, the more likely it is to capture my interest, and the more likely I am to be helpful. This has been true for me since I was A. So I didn't want to solve just one or two sides of the Rubik's Cube I wanted to solve all six sides while Hula hooping. and. That's why today we're going to be talking about a tough problem of type of problem conflict. That comes back. No matter how many times you people have tried to resolve it. Will be talking about recurring conflicts. And what to do when your efforts to resolve those conflicts fail. So in a minute I'm going to be asking you to think of a conflict situation. You know about that. You can apply your situation well, so you can apply these practices to that situation. But I. WanNa give you an introduction to this work. In Nineteen, seventy, three one of my mentors, Dr Morton Deutsch widely considered father of conflict resolution, wrote a book called the resolution of conflict and in it he detailed research that he and his colleagues had done, which basically showed that conflict lead to more conflict and cooperation leads to more cooperation. When I learned that all I can think was well if that's true, how do we get out of this conflict loop? And how do we get on to the cooperation loop? Well I've now spent the last thirteen years trying to answer those questions and the answers are in the book that I've written optimal outcomes that we're talking about today. My research began with a fellowship from the US Department of Homeland Security in two thousand and two, and since then in my role as CEO and founder of Alignment Strategies Group I've worked with. Leaders. All kinds of different organizations from innovative fast-growing startups to Fortune five hundred companies to academic institutions to global nonprofits. And what I've done is helped them by using the optimal outcomes method to address the most challenging situations that they have faced. And I'd like to bring some of that work here for you today, so I'll be talking about a specific clans situation throughout today's Webinar. But I also want this presentation to be highly relevant to you so I'd like to take a moment now to ask you to think of a situation that you know about. It could be one from your own life, or it could be one that you're helping other people with, or it could be one that you know about simply from watching the news. And I'd like to ask you to answer two questions. What who first of all you're thinking about a conflict situation, but it may be one that you don't even necessarily think about as quote unquote conflict. It may be something that simply recurs over and over again. No matter how many times you or other people have tried to resolve, it could be the daily fight with your spouse about the dishes in the sink, or it could be how to track down that colleague. That's always been hard to reach a now that you're working remotely is even more difficult to find. Get the answers that you meet, or it could be about politics and elections in presidential elections, and how to have conversations about those without getting caught in a cycle of frustration with friends and colleagues and family.
The Global Leadership Summit Podcast
Chris Voss and Paula Faris on Negotiation
"I'm interviewing Chris Voss. He's the former lead hostage negotiator for the FBI. You have no idea how intimidating it is to interview someone who's made a career out of breaking people without those people know we met. He's breaking them. Chris is a phenomenal negotiator. And he tells us that we're in three to seven negotiations every single day. So where do you begin in negotiation? And is this something that everyone's born to do also before we dig into this episode. I want to let you know that Chris Voss will be live with us on Maith at the G. less next event series also joining us is going to be summit faculty favorite and Harvard's difficult conversations expert. Sheila Heen so stick around to the end of the episode to find out more about that upcoming event but without further ado. Here's my conversation with Chris. Hello everyone welcome to the G. L. S. podcast and I'm your host Paula. Farris and I am very excited to welcome. This week's guest the one and only Chris Voss who spent twenty four years with the FBI was the FBI's chief international hostage negotiator. He's got just a few credits under his belt. Chris Welcome to the podcast very much and I before she did that. Introduction when she said she was a host I was gonna say I was. I'm the comedic sidekick. Do you need to have comedy skills for negotiation or is that just a bonus you develop them you have developed them By the way we do have a live audience. They're eating lunch with us right now at the summit. It's great to have all of you in the room as well. So let's get you our conversation. I learned so much from our conversation at the Summit Day to everyone needs to learn the art of negotiation because life is a negotiation. We're in five to seven negotiations every day. We don't know it. Exactly anytime essense starts out with. I want I need I like. I'd like negotiation. I would like a Tall coca-cola right now. That's a negotiation is always implementation involved there like we talked about this morning. I'd like a cup of coffee from starbucks. You never know what you're going to get might be DECAF. So where does one begin in an election? You begin here in the other side out first and then they may need a little bit of a prompt based on the situation. You may need to let them know that you see things from your point of view A recent negotiation I was in. I needed directions. I'm lost on campus at UCLA in a parking ramp. And I know that if I go the wrong way. I'm never going to find my way out so I gotta find most likely. Who Am. I GONNA see maintenance guy or security guard is the same way I get. I find the best restaurant in an airport. Who YOU'RE GONNA predictably run into and what's the first thing that's going to go through the mind. See A maintenance guy he sees museum and he sees me speed up headed in his direction. He's not an idiot. He knows I'm lost. He knows what I speed up and had his direction that I'm GonNa ask for directions. Saint hopefully not run him over and hopefully not run them over. So what's the first thing goes through his mind? First thing going through his mind is it's not my job to give directions if some idiot is lost in parking ramp so I pull up and I roll down a window and I go. Hey I'm sorry it is not your job to give directions to some idiot is lost parking ramp because what do you need when you need? I'm here for this big conference. Now I know he knows exactly where it is but if I don't lead with that what's his perspective if I just say hey dude I need directions is go ahead and I'll ask you say I don't know because how am I going to say. Oh yes you do. But instead what's in his head I articulate. He says I know exactly where you need to go. Make a right a right. Go up the ramp. You're there it's it's that simple. Let the other person now that you see from their perspective right off the bat and you'll get talking instead of putting them on the defensive right away. You're like I understand that I understand but you welcome them. You're listening to them and you're hearing them understand two millimeter shift is you don't say I understand. Because actually they don't know that you do so you show them offensive. When when my husband tells me I when he says I understand. I'm like no you don't understand and I don't understand you but I just want you to hear me out. I just want you to listen to me when we're trying to people we ask them. When was the last time somebody looked at you and said I understand and then you would also thank God? 'cause we're used to I understand is shorthand for shut up. I WANNA talk. You know every for everyone in this room everybody listening. Everyone can learn the skills of negotiating correct. You believe that. Everybody's got it in them. Everybody was born with a certain amount of emotional intelligence. And it's there it's kind of unlimited unlimited limitless so versus your Iq. You're accused like you're you're you're only going to get so tall you're only going to get you can't raise req- you got a limit on it no matter. How many times did you play with a Rubik's cube or play Jenga? Those Games are accuse got hard ceiling your cue on the other hand. You can continue to raise that as long as you can make
Pivot with Kara Swisher and Scott Galloway
Edward Snowden And Mass Surveillance At the start of this decade
"A federal judge ruled that proceeds from Edward Jones Memoir permanent record to be paid to the US this government because he violated the terms of his employment contract with the US government in publishing the book. You clearly don't follow me on twitter. You're GONNA love this. I wrote real quickly on twitter. There's so many it's with someone. Summarize twitter perfectly as does not pay. I know I wrote espionage a bitch and I know you don't like it when I used that word and so many people weighed in against against me and it's inspired me and as you to learn more about Edward Stone because a lot of people who unless they're bought as far as I know the Russian show is trying to gain my trust but who seem thoughtful weighed in and said you got this wrong. Edward Snowden is a patriot. It's there's much great podcasts. You could read the book. I'm sending you the the book I am sending you the book I'm going to learn more about Edward Snowden. That's your Christmas present. The free book I got from it again here. We go again and going to give it to me an intermission at cats right anyway. So what I'm GONNA we're going out here. We can't Handy Randy. Who Might Not Randy? Were coming to your show. All right. So Edward Snowden you think he should not be paid for the for the money to go to government because he violated the terms of his employment contract. That's what thank you will be going to be more measured here. I need to learn more about Edward Snowden because a lot of people that I respect said turn got it. Got It wrong on this one. So I'm going to try and learn. Learn more about how a guy decides to state secrets. Shove a thumb drive up his ass and moved to China and Russia's a hero so I'm going to try to understand how that makes my hero but anyways anyways and I'm sure the Russians anything cube there was no shoving with the thumb drive. I'm sorry there was a Rubik's cube that he took in and out so there you have it
Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe
Fed Jumps Into Market to Push Down Rates, a First Since the Financial Crisis
"Story dealers all bracing for another blast of cash from the fed today off it jumped into money market for the first time in over a decade more from Bloomberg start Christmas. early Tuesday morning a stunning jump in short term rates pointed to a scarcity of cash in the financial system the knock on effects at the fed's key fed funds rate to the operative it's targeted range a two and a quarter percent a move if unchecked could push a range of borrowing costs higher so the New York fed added liquidity by buying more than fifty three billion in securities and then like Tuesday the fed said it will do it again and conduct a second repo operation with as much as seventy five billion available I'm dead prisoner Bloomberg daybreak Europe now traders scrambled for clues as to what she calls the unexpected spike in the repo market but a senior Blackstone group executive says it's not a sign of a systemic problem that will affect the economy Tony James hopefully by that he believes the fed has the tools to solve these short term problems he doesn't see a ripple through to the economy the rates by close very scary but it's only overnight so that the actual cost of the system is not high as more of a concern to dealers is our technical it's a technical problem very short term that the defense addressing no tidy James added that he wasn't surprised that the fed stepped in to ensure stability will be well double line CEO Jeffrey complex as the spike in the repair rate may prompt the feds to expand its balance sheet he cools is a way of baby stepping to more clearly on the fed's repo operations come of course is policy makers meet to consider another cut to the fed funds rate Rubik's Michael McKee has that preview it's not so much what they do as what they plan to do next a twenty five basis point rate cut is baked into the decision but is that the last of eight mid cycle correction as chairman Jay Powell put it in July or do trade in geo political uncertainty mean more cuts are likely it's a communication challenge for Powell get it wrong and yields and the dollar may rise offsetting the fed's easy one more issue does the fed need to change its balance sheet strategy given the backup in repo rates this week. in Washington Michael McKee Bloomberg
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University of California-developed AI taught itself to solve a Rubik's Cube in one second
"Researchers from university California have created an artificial intelligence system capable of solving the Rubik's cube in a fraction of a second the system is deep reinforcement learning algorithm names deep cube Hey and it does not need to be provided with any specific information on the cube or in game coaching to beat the puzzle it learns on its own thank god that was not available during war games or we might have had actual nuclear war but to the credit of the Whopper machine in the movie the best option for nuclear war is not to play
What the heck can you do with 16 cameras on your phone? (The 3:59, Ep. 493)
"Today's three fifty nine is sponsored by player. Unknowns. Battleground mobile pudgy mobile is an on the go battle royale at its greatest with eyepopping graphics, super smooth gameplay and a variety of exciting play modes. Download the official mobile version of pub G four free go to your Android app store and type g mobile and collect a special reward using the promo code H. O L z X nine C code also listed in the episode description play now. Welcome to the tonight on Roger James. I'm out for dang. Remember what it was enough to have a single camera on your phone? Well, those days are long gone apple kicked off the two lens trend wa L G at three lenses to a phone this share Samson's posts add six guys see us ten next year. LG has of even more extreme sixteen lenses. Look at this. Configuration. Wow. What do you think it looks like Swiss cheese on the back of your phone? Sixteen cameras, right? That's got to be like at least eight times better than the iphone. I don't know if that's how the math works. But I mean, I look at it. And I just think you know, how like we've always talked about how there's a lack of innovation in phone s like forms like, you know, it's been this kind of like square screen for a really long time. And then I love that all these phone makers are basically just like, you know, what would we do to shake things up sixteen cameras? It's just more and more cameras until the full thing, it's a rubik's cube. Where each block is just a camera while we did Samsung did show off actually are is selling a phone with four camera lenses in the back. So it's not implausible than that. These camera makers are just trying to add more and more lenses. This is an interesting it's a four by four grid configuration. It's it's kind of done in a circular formation. So I guess it would be better for three d imagery. I wonder what like each lens would be doing. And so with dulas, you know, one is to capture the background in one four ground for a better bouquet affect. I'm very curious. So is this like one is for specifically like lighting one is four specifically like, no, I think it's it's to take sort of these multi perspective photos, or you can change the angle maybe moving around and come in a three D kind of affect way. I don't know. It's weird. It's crazy. But you know, what it industry that is kind of lacking in innovation six, maybe sixteen cameras is it. Yeah. Speaking of wearing crazy, Elon Musk today, basically mentioned that he there's a seventy percent chance that who moved to Mars. And a little bit weird and crazy center on axios on HBO on Sunday night. I mean, we we know about SpaceX we know about their whole like space exploration mission. I mean, he lost you musk on Mars. I mean, good. He should go to Mars. The big me as long as Twitter's on Mars. I think that'd be good for him. I mean, I don't know how the Tesla's there would work or us solar city. I don't know how much sunlight Mars gets. I don't know much about space. He was talking by sort of referencing the progress that SpaceX has been making on, you know, rocket technology and actually getting people to Mars spin a long-term gold his for while. He has this starship. I guess it was formerly known as the far and not been FOX ribbon. But apparently, it's gonna cost couple hundred thousand dollars snag a seat there. Either way just kind of a weird. I mean, what's the percentage that you would move to Mars premiums zero. Oh, yeah. Yeah. I'm going with zero. And pretty sure that's the case. Yeah. Okay. I mean, the less some sort of like zombie apocalypse hits earth. Right. There's not real reason to move to Mars. Yeah. You got a good place. Here real estate is looking very charming on the left side of Mars. Well, there you go. And you know, what the way real estate prices are going maybe Mars, maybe the w- the way to go or lastly, please check out our site for all of the many many cyber Monday deals. They're out there. We've just got wall to wall coverage on some investors out there. Dave casper in particular has a great feature on some of the best TV's. We've got some deals on intendo. Switch bundles controllers educating no Friday cited ni-, I looked at stuff. But I've been following the rule that if I were not looking for it originally, I'm not really saving money. That's a good rule to have. I think I caught onto red dead presumption to cut a deal with that. And if you're looking for that, so yes makes sense. But yes, check on our site. That's all for now. This coverage Chickasaw CNN Roger Chan, I'm offering listening.
Alex Trebek Talks About Leaving ‘Jeopardy!’ In 2020, Names Potential Successors
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Justin Bieber to Portray Cupid, the God of Love and Attraction, in New Animated Movie
"Leib it or not justin vivere is developing a animated cupid movie in which he will star as the roman god of love and mischief so this is a movie that he's producing along in partnership with mythos studios which was co founded by his longtime use of talent manager manager skit o'brien and david mazel so this is a movie that will be is in development we don't really know any details about it except for that justin bieber will be voicing cupid hopefully the kind of silly to rubik version of cupid and not like a more serious version because i would probably only be on board with movie if we saw justin bieber trying to be you know as masculine and cool as he is in like what by voice while voicing this like silly naked baby i mean silly naked baby is basically what i think about my think about these brad do you have in thoughts about this story i mean justin bieber isn't really doing much for anybody anymore that's pretty that's pretty generally dismissive of you know i feel like the only thing that i feel like good can come out of this is you know maybe they can make good use of his you know big hits and like just keep repeating baby against since that's what it looks like i don't know that would be great all right yeah let's let's just forget that ever happened and move onto our next story something that i think we probably will ultimately wish never happened which is a willy wonka origin movie that one brothers has been developing for a little while and now a shortlist has come out that features a few actors who are supposedly on this list who might play a younger version of willy wonka brad tell us about this yeah so not too long ago we found out that there is a new willy wonka moving development that hadn't ten director paul king going to be at the helm of it's a project we've been hearing about four a.
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West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay raise
"Week. Nine days state lawmakers were able to reach a deal with teachers. They're asking for raves. They were saying on. And with that vote, a conference committee of the West Virginia legislature agreed to a pay raise bill that many hope will send teachers and school service personnel back to work in West Virginia. The agreed to Bill giving those on strike a five percent raise but also extends another five percent raise to all state employees. Senate Republicans agreed to the measure after confirming the money to pay for the raises will come from budget cuts and not from projected revenue as the news was announced, a roar went up in the halls of the state capital with thousands of teachers have rallied in protest over the past nine days, Chris Lawrence, ABC News, Charleston West Virginia three weeks after the shooting at Marjorie Stillman Douglas High School in Portland Florida. The state's legislative body has passed a gun control bill that enables teachers and school employees to carry handguns something President Trump is praised ABC's Mark Remillod with more on what's in the bill, the vote of sixty seven four and fifty against reflected a mix of republican and democratic support among other things. The plan raises the minimum age to buy a rifle from eighteen to twenty one implements a waiting period on weapons sales and creates a program to arm teachers willing to undergo. Oh, training survivors of the Parkland shooting of and calling on lawmakers to act. They had previously voted down a plan to ban assault rifles Mark Remillard ABC News And a stark reminder of the horror of that day nine one wind what is your America? Gunshot One of the atmosphere. How many times. I don't know. In Park when I always It sounds like it's over toy high-schoolers. Courage Douglas We Broward County Sheriff's office has released the dramatic 911 calls from February 14th in Portland for the first time, the nine one one polls parents, dialing justice. They learned there was a shooting at school behind the back right now back the shock, What cloud. Then each hopefully she's gonna take back Hungary or shop was close to her. Yeah, In one poll you can you remote there talking to her child inside that school? Can he did he. One coal apparently coming from inside Stillman Douglas the caller speaking in hushed tones. It's been shot up. Are you at the school? And you are you at the school, Uh, the Broward Sheriff's also releasing new police transmissions? Oh, killed that part of the book won't be in a new time line. Deputy Scott Peterson arrived a little more than a minute after the first shot. And it took law enforcement eleven minutes and fifteen seconds to eventually enter the building ABC's Victor a kendo, The young investor, best known to the world as pharma Bureau for raising the price of a life-saving AIDS. Drug has been sentenced to prison. ABC's Aaron Katersky was at the sentencing hearing this week for Martin Skrilje judge dropped F bombs from the bench. As she quoted Martin squarely boasting about intimidating investors who he defrauded. She sentenced him to seven years but gave him credit for the six months. He has already served ever since he offered a bounty for all lock of Hillary Clinton's hair, Martin squarely wept as he spoke before, the judge begging for mercy and saying, he's only here because of his own disgraceful judgment times up for Toys-R-US six weeks after announcing it was closing three hundred eighty stores nationwide. The toy giant now says it. Might be liquidating all of its assets Toys R us has been struggling to dig out from a boatload of debt. They're dealing with the same Amazon effect struggling to stay competitive. Just like other retailers Toys R us was hoping that the holiday season would drive a turnaround. It turned out to be very weak. Unfortunately, they've already announced that are closing about twenty percent of their eight hundred stores. The company has this crucial decision ahead. One possibility is closing all of its US stores, and we've seen this play out before store closures mean job losses BBC's Chief business and economics Correspondent Rubik Giorbis Things are looking better for the nation's job market. US employers went on a hiring spree ABC's Cheri Aldinger with the numbers and what they mean low Labor Department says three hundred thirteen thousand jobs were added last month The most since July of 2016 what you get paid though. That's another story. Wages only grew by zero point one percent but that's welcome. News for Wall Street TD Ameritrade s- J.J keen hand reason you saw the stock market. Rather than so off significantly is because the wage numbers looked to as a sign of inflation, and it could factor into the Fed's decision. The central bank meets next week Daria Albinger ABC News slippery. It's heavy, It's heavy, And it's wet. And it's dance marches rolling in like a lion for much of the country. A powerful nor'easter slammed the East Coast jumping more than afoot of snow in some areas ABC's accurate Keetch's in New York in the tri-state area alone more than half a million household without power in Morris Plains New Jersey were crews cutting down branches over the railroad tracks in New York. I 280 seven South look more like a parking lot. Lawrence James that out there for seven hours of despicable 300 was a traffic started MOViN. And and we came to another standstill in Westchester County residents and businesses still reeling from the last storm. Still no power in that same part of the country I ninety five was temporarily closed for two hours in both directions. After a power line came down across the highway. Reports coming out that a third nor'easter could roll through by early next week forecasters at this point saying, it's still too early to make that call. It seems ripped right off the pages of a spy thriller, an X Russian spy deliberately targetted with nerve agent in England ABC's chief foreign correspondent. Terry Moran is in London, new security camera video showing Sergei scrip all the former Russian army colonel who once spied for Britain shopping at a local store. But now scrip all and his daughter Yulia are fighting for their lives Scotland, Yard, confirming. It was a chemical weapons attack being treated as a major including evolving attempted murder, administration while the nerve agent authorities also confirming that one of the first police officers on the scene also contaminated investigators in has met suits scouring the town for clues retracing the victim steps last Sunday, They had lunch ETF's easy and Italian restaurant, and thirteen minutes later they're found collapsed on a nearby park bench scrip all was arrested in Moscow in two thousand six then sent to Britain in two. In ten in a spy swap at the time Vladimir Putin issued a chilling threat at the deal. It's loose traders, well, kicked up bucket trust me, he said With spring break around the corner, the State Department has issued a warning about a popular Mexican tourist destination after a ferry blast last month, The February 21st explosion that injured two dozen tourists aboard a ferry docked at Playa del Carmen was no accident. Former D-8 supervisor filled Jordan who now runs a private intelligence firm says the device was meant as a message to the boat's owner goal with our candidate, or we will continue bombing your business Saleh's area travel agent. Ashley. Trent says her clients have not cancelled trips to the Yucatan, but they have bought kidnapping and ransom insurance. Their fearful of Apple holds are not been watched ever asked whether he would go to Playa del Carmen right now fill Jordan says, absolutely not Jim Ryan, ABC News. If you watched the Oscars, you might be left wondering about those two words that best actress winner. Frances McDormand uttered at the end of her Oscar speech AB. Jason Nathanson got an explanation from the woman herself when she won best actress winner. Frances McDormand said she had two words inclusion, rider, backstage. She explained those two words which means that you can ask for and or demand at least fifty percent diversity in that, not only the casting, but also the crew vaxxers at the Oscars Jason Nathanson ABC News Hollywood I uh, thank thrives on We'll gentleman full telling me This is International Women's Day smart. It's cold display hashtag, press for progress, celebrating International Women's Day. When World news this week continues, Are you hiring joined the over three million businesses that use indeed.com for hiring? You can post a job in minutes and manager candidates from an easy to use dashboard buster next job on the world's number one job site indeed.com women across the globe