36 Burst results for "Seven Hundred Dollars"
What Went Wrong With Cyberpunk 2077?
"Sarah twenty. Seventy seven was twenty. Twenty s hottest. Game in shaping up to be a good enough launch when reviews for the pc version began trickling out a few days before december. Twelve release date but once players got their hands on syrup. Twenty seventy seven especially the. Ps four and xbox one versions excitement turned into frustration as players encountered bugs glitches in more in a report from bloomberg's jason schreier developers. That city project red knew the game was not ready for launch in two thousand twenty according developer quote. They expected the game to you. Ready in twenty twenty. Two based on the progress team was making back in two thousand nineteen beyond just bugs and glitches. Sarah sarah overall performance in playability on consoles like the base. Ps four and xbox one reviled. I gave the concert versions of cyberpunk twenty seventy seven specifically a four in its review. One hurdle was that the developers tried to develop the engine and game simultaneously decision. One developer cyberpunk says was like quote trying to drive a train while the tracks are being laid in front of you at the same time. According to bloomberg. Sarah punk twenty-seven versions not the version have been hammered by players for for glitches and bugs. Some bugs which are game raking and ended up crashing the entire game or sometimes the system is being played on and we'll put a pause there because also acknowledge the pc version does have its fisher. Bugs also but the conservation is definitely have way more issues in the pc version back to the article developers seemingly pushed through challenges by believing they could overcome these obstacles themselves. Similar to the infamous. By where magic but sarah punk twenty seventy seven was developed through periods of intense crunch and a follow up to follow a tweet shire claims that despite promises from management that crunch would not be required. Some managers guilty employees into working more hours by saying other employees will work longer to pick up the slack. Salaries were also reportedly low with one junior programmer. Making around seven hundred dollars a month as for why early previews of cyberpunk twenty seventy seven demo to the public at events like e. three twenty nineteen look better than the final product. That's because the demo was entirely fake. According to the report neither code nor the gameplay was finalized when the demo was made in months spent working on a fake demo took away from developing the full game schrafft's report also references things like cultural challenges caused by language barriers There's this whole double dip release strategy that the studio wanted to go for where The game officers meant to come out in spring The reason why one reason why they wanted to come out. Spring was so that they could release on current. I guess now last gen consoles and then released again on next gen consoles and have that double dip having both those console versions out obviously game got delayed and so that didn't happen happen. The exact way they wanted to even though we still have next inversions coming scheduled later this year and then another thing that stri- report references and the fact that the game was announced in two thousand twelve but apparently full development didn't start until late two thousand sixteen. Tim where do you stand with all this. I mean look at this point. where do i stand with. Like one of the most complicated. Just like there's so many different facets that go into this right like at the end of the day. I stand against the project red and how this all went down like we. How many times do we need to say like this game should not have been released the way that it was just period outing times. Do we need to say that. Like crunch is bad and we need to fix all this stuff. All this is to me. Is we being now in. Twenty twenty one firmly in twenty twenty one developers. Publishers media outlets. Everybody they need to open their eyes to start paying a little bit more attention. Because if you make these mistakes constantly you do not change. You do not fix. Despite the countless flags that have went up for the last decade specifically the last couple of years. Jason is gonna get you. Jason tries to get in there and exposed the living. Fuck out of you and your the entire team and that it hits a point where there is no recovering from that. So it's like that fear alone should probably motivate you to make some changes on top of the you know human decency side of the whole thing right but this is inevitable. Of course shire was going to get in there and of course he was going to talk to people and of course that's going to crap narrative that is extremely not favorable to cd project red. For good reason. They made a lot of very very very poor choices. Yeah now reading this report like a lot of it is not surprising just given the context of how everything's gone down right like seeing the the game delayed multiple times like from this bring into september from september and november and then from november into december. I think that paints a clear picture of okay. Yeah like we know. This thing isn't ready yet but we think we can get there. Okay no like. It's not ready but we we think we can get there with the next delay and that combined with the idea of okay. Yeah no we want to release twice so that we can double dip on consoles And them having to delay into basically the next generation was still have the current gen versions only available. I think that speaks to the fact that they they understood that they weren't ready And it's very much seems like a shit or get off the pot situation for them. All right yeah. We got to put this thing because if we don't like we're not gonna make the money on it and we can't keep people waiting we'll this game everybody be ready. I feel like those questions get asked overall. This feels like a tale of a studio thinking that because they put out a successful project that means that they can't have a fail and that is very evident that specific quote from Jason's article where he talks about. How like people were challenging the timeframe of sarah pumpkin whether or not they could get on time and somebody basically answered back. We'll figure it out along the way because he made the winter three and that is not an acceptable answer right like that shouldn't be cause for complacency. Because you put out incredible project. Five years ago i forget if i mentioned this in the actual article but like there was also the reference of how quickly the team grew after the witcher. Three like basically. The team doubled in size between the wichita. Three and cd project red and they didn't necessarily account for that. And so when you have a team that grows like that. And you don't your your company culture and your pipelines and your processes don't grow alongside that to allow for that For for that ease of growth. Then yeah you're gonna have issues like you can't you can't you can't operate like a big company but also still behave like the small indie company in that. Seems like a lot of what they're what they're doing. Which is unfortunate. Because that's result in sarah twenty seventy seven. Yeah absolutely you know the. I think most shocking thing to come from this are the implications. That three was fake. Like that to be something that i struggled to fully believe or fully. Get behind this on so much. Believe as budgets. Get behind that statement. Because it's like all demos or fake demos to some extent. And i feel like that's this to me is a perfect example of when it rains it pours and it's like when you make dire mistakes you're going to get called out and then you get exposed for every single thing To levels that you wouldn't necessarily be criticized and everything else right you know But anyways like yeah the the each. I definitely want to know more about of him implying. It's fake or not. We do have more context on that. Because adam consider not consistent adam oh no it. Is adam barsky. Yeah from cd project. Red actually responded on twitter. Quote tweeted jason with a whole response. I'm gonna pull from adam. Bankers with adam. Bankers did a good write up on it. From aegean the response goes like this. Adebayo adebayo the steam ahead of cd project. Red has responded to a recent report regarding cyberpunk twenty seventy seven alleged fake three demo and development issues while it's hard for a trade show game demo not to be a test of vision or vertical slice two years before the game ships. But that doesn't mean it's fake but ask you wrote. Compare the demo with the game. Look at the at the other side. They're dum dum dum dum. I'm not sure how that's pronounced. But look at the dumdum seen or the car chase or the many other things with the people reading your article may not know is that games are not made in a linear fashion and start looking like the final product. Only a few months after launch or a few months before launched if you look at that demo now is different. Yes but that's what the work in progress watermark is for. Our final game looks implies way better than than what the demo ever was as for missing features that's part of the creation process features features. Come and go as we see if they worker not also car bush's exist in the final game almost verbatim to what we showed in the in the demo.
Fresh update on "seven hundred dollars" discussed on Fantasy Focus Football
"These are the four best teams in the league guys. Listen i will start. Devin singletary daryl williams and ronald jones all under five k. And bring home. A million dollars of it makes everybody happy. Hope i in all honesty mike. You know we talked about their williams forty eight hundred dollars. I think i would like him more than both of these next two guys. We're gonna talk about. Which is leonard fournette fifty three hundred and ronald jones at forty six hundred if for no other reason than if c. h. Is out like you just said that workload you know is going to be has whereas for net and ronald jones There's definitely going to be a split here. So with four hundred fifty three hundred ronald jones at forty six hundred. Talk to me about these bucks running backs and how we can find a way to get him into lineups and actually say. I'm coming around on ronald jones. This week i think a lot of people are going to be on. I remember he was out and he's getting healthier and we saw him play more or last week and he looked very impressive and it would not surprise me if he got the so-called hot hand took control because a lot of people are gonna play for net. Not as many people play ronald jones this week. And he's seven hundred dollars cheaper so again if you're looking to be contrary and in a tournament that's an avenue can go and cash the obviously very risky last week for netflix forty eight snaps to twenty jones. He had seventeen carries jones at thirteen iran. Twenty two routes and it's six targets jones for routes and one target. So you know you're not gonna get as much out of the passing game As you would with joe You'll get more out of the passing game with four net. Then you will jones. But he take control as a rusher and half twenty carries and is a Packers run defense. That could be exposed at time. So i think he's an interesting. You know it's weird to say contrary and play this week because there's only like five guys but you know i think you get my point. I mean here's the thing as you said the packers can be exposed. Packers won thirteen games this year and they allowed one hundred yards rushing eleven times. I don't know how many times that's happened. Because it's very arbitrary stat line and numbers to kind of look like usually if you're a team that's winning an awful lot of games you're playing from ahead and teams are getting scripted. Out running the football. That's how soft this packers defense is against the run now saying that the packers defense or their defenders are soft. I'm saying for me fantasy perspective. We saw david montgomery and game where the bears got. Throttled have massive fantasy day against them. I personally prefer leonard fournette. I'm going to go with uncle. Lenny in this spot because as mike mentioned he's the one even with both of them active. The last two weeks in the playoffs one of them has got no work in the passing game. That would be ronald jones and uncle. Any has ten targets and nine catches in those two games so give me the elevated floor. I don't think that has The hundred yard bonus very much in his future this weekend. But one hundred yards from scrimmage is not out of the question a two yard touchdown plunge is not out of the question and he's the one who plays on passing down so for five point. Three k twelve to fifteen points is definitely within the realm of possibilities here. And as i said. I'm picking two running backs. That i think can just get me there and then move onto wide receivers where i think. That's where we're going to make the begin this week. Yeah absolutely let's run this out super quick with one more running back jamaal williams forty four hundred dollars obviously aaron jones the main running back there but he's really the only other running back on. The slate seems playable in any way shape or form given the amount of work that he actually gets. But obviously i mean that is a big decision for you to make my clay. Yeah only excuse me to fewer carries in aaron jones last week fourteen. A twelve was delayed but passing game. Work is down four targets over his pack. Six games or more. Aj dylan so again. If you wanna get a little creative say some cash maybe consider jamaal williams but again. He's quite a tear down from these other guys. We've talked about.
This is what winning looks like
"I have a few people to sink. But i want to start by talking about two stocks facebook and general motors. Why those two you may ask. Because next week we'll be market full res tenth anniversary this show turns ten and the first two companies. We talked about on the first episode of this podcast. January fifth twenty. Eleven were general motors and facebook. Now in the case of gm they had just announced some really good sales numbers and we talked about whether that would translate into a good boost for the stock facebook was still a private company and the latest valuation put their market cap at fifty billion dollars and we talked about whether the social network was really worth fifty billion dollars and you hear from time to time. Well if you bought this stock at this point in time than today you'd have you know. And i i just thought well. What does someone actually did. What if someone listened to the first episode of market foolery took three thousand dollars and decided to split it. Three ways put one third into an and five hundred index fund. One third into general motors one third into facebook. How is that person doing after ten years now. Facebook was still private so they would have to wait another year and a half or the ip l. But you know in this scenario they just wait for that and on day one they say great. I'm in on facebook since january. Fifth twenty eleven here are the numbers s and p. five hundred up one hundred ninety two percent. That's good. that's real good. That is an above average decade. General motors less good. Gm up nine percent. I know of nine percent in ten years not gripped. Facebook goes public mid may of two thousand twelve and through today. The stock is up. Six hundred. Eighteen percent market crushing returns for facebook. So every ten years the market foolery day one portfolio. That started with three thousand dollars in cash is now worth more than eleven thousand dollars and i know. It is tempting to look at that portfolio in thick boy. If you just taken the money from general motors and put it into facebook. You'd be up so much more. That's not the point the point. Is this person this person who did this. Market full day one portfolio. They're doing great when it comes to investing. This is what winning looks like someone who doesn't invest in individual stocks like you and me someone who sits back and methodically puts money into an s. and p. five hundred index fund. Make no mistake. They're doing really well. Three thousand dollars in an index fund over the past decade. Now worth more than eight thousand seven hundred dollars. That's really good particularly when you think about all the sudden downturns the market has had over the past decade staying invested. No matter the environment takes discipline and i applaud that i celebrate that but three thousand dollars in an index fund over the past decade does not get you north of eleven thousand dollars today and yes i know that. Gm has not been the most inspiring business over the past decade. but it looked. at least. They're still here. Talked to any investor who owns shares of any of the many businesses that went bankrupt in the past ten years they will happily trade that stock for shares of general motors that end up in the plus column barely in the plus column. I know but they'll take those. Gm shares up nine percent along with the dividend payments. They will take that trade in a heartbeat. Facebook went public at thirty eight dollars. A share in may of two thousand twelve. That stock is now north of two hundred seventy dollars a share but remember was pretty rocky early on just a few months. After it went public. Facebook stock was below eighteen dollars. People bail people absolutely got in early. Saw the drop and bailed but those who held on. We're absolutely rewarded and again. I know no one actually did this. But i actually think it's a pretty good illustration of the approach. We talk about the motley fool on our podcasts and to a much greater degree in our services this is why we talk about allocation and mindset. This is why we talk about building to a portfolio of fifteen to twenty stocks with a long time horizon this market re day one portfolio is kind of a microcosm of what a market beating portfolio. Looks like you've got some laggards. You've got some companies that are keeping pace with the market and you've got some winners and a couple of those winners are up so much that they make your laggards irrelevant in the same way that facebook is up so much. It carries general motors over the finish line at the end of the decade to make this market beating portfolio. This is what winning looks like
Congress inching toward COVID-19 relief package, including stimulus checks
"Months of inaction and facing record shattering covid nineteen cases and deaths in this country. Congress may finally be close to signing a second nine hundred billion dollar coronavirus stimulus package the agreements likely to include additional unemployment assistance of three hundred dollars a week and one time direct cash payments of between six hundred and seven hundred dollars a sharp reduction from first kovic check of twelve hundred dollars. The covid relief checks were put back in the bill after a major push from the progressive wing of the democratic party. A new study reports. That eight million americans have been pushed into poverty since summer. In part due to a lack of federal assistance congress member elect corey bush who'll be representing missouri's first district tweeted quote. Republicans are going to act like the difference between six hundred and twelve. Hundred dollars is no big deal. This is infuriating. I've been on house. I've lived paycheck to paycheck. The difference of six hundred dollars as having hotel room or sleeping in the car. Twelve hundred dollars was already the compromise. She said the stimulus package will not include the democrats desired hundred sixty billion dollars for state and local aid as a compromise for not including the financial liability protections for corporations that republicans have been pushing for for
Congress Closing in on Coronavirus Aid Bill
"Legislative language as rates of covid nineteen infections a soaring to new highs. Even as the united states starts. Vaccinations negotiators were looking for a way to shift the approach to hard hit state and local governments. Which has been a key. Democratic priority but opposed by republicans the measure to be attached to a spending bill that must pass by friday to avert a government shutdown is not expected to include new protections for companies from lawsuits related to the pandemic something high on the republican agenda. Senator john thune the senate's number. Two republican said the proposed direct payments to individuals would be around six to seven hundred dollars per person. The have been no stimulus. Checks issued to individuals since the initial twelve hundred dollar payment in april democratic president elect joe biden said the stimulus package was encouraging. But more aid would be needed. Commerce department data showed retail sales fell unexpectedly sharply november with consumer outlays on goods and services showing softness across the board. The federal reserve on wednesday promised to keep funneling cash into financial markets further into the future to fight the recession. Whilst big businesses have been given financial support during the pandemic individuals have had to rely on unemployment food banks and local charities to stay afloat with americans britons canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive corona virus vaccines the root out of the pandemic. Now seems clear to many in the west even if the rollouts will take many months but for poor countries the road will be far longer and rougher the ambitious initiative notice kovacs created to ensure the entire world has access to covid nineteen vaccines the secured. A fraction of the two billion doses. It hopes to buy over the next year and has yet to
Looking for a phone for the holidays? Here are your best bets
"You're looking for a smartphone for yourself or a loved one this holiday. The choices can get overwhelming. Fortunately we've got some answers. Roger chang and this is your daily charge with me phone expert than law created holiday gift guide funds. Welcome lynn hierachy. I'm happy to be here. So you've a rundown of the best smartphone options out there but before we get into specific suggestions. Any general advice on what we should think about when we're syrian new phone. Yeah every time you know before you buy. New phone is important to think about how you use your last phone. Did you play a lot of games and watch videos if so you probably want a phone with a big screen and a battery a big battery and or did you take a lot of photos and capture a lot of videos than you probably want something with a great camera so you really want to think about how you use your phone and make sure that the phone works for you and your needs instead of just getting the latest greatest. You don't wanna pay for features you don't need features that you may or may not need i talk about five g a lot on this show But senior the expert. I wanted to get your read on this law. Is it something you really need. When considering which funded by there is a premium for five devices. So is it really worth. It is rolling out in more areas throughout this year. But i know like some carriers. I believe t mobile. They offer five g coverage under its unlimited plan anyway. So it's understandable if you're eyeing a five g device and that's your next phone in that situation but i'm not a hundred percent convinced a five g iphone is something you absolutely need this year especially when so many people are working from home anyway and especially if you don't have good five three coverage in your area so you should definitely check that before you make a decision and you know coverage maps from carriers. They don't really tell the whole story so you you wanna make sure you do a lot of research and phones. Five g. phones are getting cheaper and cheaper. So i may hold out just a bit longer gutted. It feels like the most part people are committed to the platforms. They've chosen if you're an iphone user. You're likely buying a new iphone. Twelve financial user. You have more choices. But a- likely to stick with another android phone other instances where you would consider switching. Generally that is true It people do tend to kind of stick with the same ecosystems. But i think it's easier to switch platforms easier more now than now more than ever especially compared to years past I think about some certain situations that would motivate motivate someone switch and i think peripheral accessories are especially good reason of the airpods pro. They do work with android phones to an extent but their functionality and their features work so much better with an iphone and you basically kind of even iphone to use an apple watch for its to its full potential so i could see android user. Who is really attracted to those accessories switch for that. I think for an iphone to android people do want the customization. I know iowa's fourteen gives you more and options but it just doesn't compare to what you can play around with on an android phone. It's a lot more fun if you have the time for it. So let's get into it. Let's talk about specific phones. What are some of your top picks for this holiday season again. It really depends on who you are and what your needs are but for an iphone. I do like the iphone mini because of its size. I have small hands. So it's very attracted to me and like the iphone se because it's a because of its low price and for android phones. The galaxy s twenty f e is really affordable. Pick for the galaxy line. And i liked the oneplus eight because it's premium but it's competitively priced so let's dig into some of those phones the the galaxy s twenty f e which. I know we made fun of alive for the name. Initially fan edition actually ended up being pretty decent About what you get with it and why you know. That's that's a pretty decent deal. Among other phones out there. Well one is that it has five g and it has a great performance. And the although you know. The camera isn't as good as the s. twenty. Ultra the note. Twenty ultra It's a good price. I think it starts about seven hundred dollars and it's so much cheaper than some of the premium galaxy phones out there so it's something if you want that galaxy samsung the samsung galaxy experience. But you don't want to spend way too much. I think that is a good alternative. Also you can look into samsung's galaxy a series lineup phones. Like the eighth fifty one i think is one of the more recent ones those also kind of offer that that software experience a galaxy experience without a premium of a high price so beyond some of these head like his. You know you talked about samsung. Which is a well-known Are there any other handsome. Makers that are a bit more under the radar that offer phones. Maybe deserve a second. Look yeah. I don't. I don't have any official releases or deals specifically that i can say i always think. Motorola is such a great company for mid range affordable phones and throughout the holiday season. There moto phones do get a discounted and there are some carrier promotions to it. I would say keep an eye on those things especially if you don't want to spend a thousand dollars on a phone if you're looking for something it starts like two hundred dollars. An up. motorola makes a really solid aggressively priced phones. That if you don't really need all the premium features so if you just kind of use your phone to make calls the moti. Seven power is a good mid range phone with a big battery so you don't have to charge it and that would be a great pick for someone who's a little bit more straightforward with their needs at. Don't need a lot or grammy. It's black friday today. So i'm sure there are plenty of deals to go around beyond the motorola brand new. You mentioned one plus and that's another company. That is a little bit under the radar. It's not a household name tug a little bit about that in some of the options there. Yeah we're plus is definitely. They started out as an android enthusiasts brand. They've branched out in there a little bit more popular. Now you're right. They're not as popular will known as google and samsung. Their current flagship line is the eight. It's oneplus eight pro. Act it's a lot of phones year. They released like four And so that's kind of their higher end line. They just released their oneplus. Nord en ten. Five g That will be available in north america at a later date and that has five g And it's about. I think it's going to be about four hundred dollars. Give or take so that is something that you know. They've consistently released premium phones with great hardware at affordable pricing used to be more affordable from years past. Not so much anymore but it still. You know hundreds of dollars cheaper than samsung galaxy funds beyond one plus and samsung another company that surprisingly flies under the radar is google right. It's it's a big name company but the pixel phones. Have not exactly been blockbuster devices. I believe one of the pixel phone is on your list. You talk about which phone that google makes people should be looking at. Yeah so. I think you're talking about pick so four eight five g. I've consistently recommended that phone since its release i like it. Because it is more affordable than the five the pixel five which is its main flagship. But you get a lot of the same features it still has. It has the same camera as a five. So it has great. Low like Low light photos and it has a soffer support from google. And it's also has five g which is what differentiates it from the pig soul for a that was Also released so that would be all the pixel phones that were released this year. I do like the four eighty five g the most just because it's cheaper than the five but has many of the same features so most of those flagship phones we're talking about the pixel five twelve. They're they're eight hundred dollars closer to one thousand dollars. If you're looking to spend that much like you. Does anyone actually need to spend a thousand dollars on a new phone. I mean you can definitely spend that much if you want you know phones. That cost that much are usually faster. They have longer less batteries and have great cameras. But i feel like this year compared to last compared to yours past. We've seen so many great phones that are priced below thousand dollars. You could find something great for four hundred dollars to six hundred dollars. I do think. Fund companies were reactive to the spending behavior of twenty twenty and how people for being a little bit more cost conscious and they and they Reacted to that. With a appropriately priced phones. That have been way more aggressive but still have premium teachers. And what if you're shopping for kids or parents amid this may be the same line of conversation. But you know for for folks who don't necessarily need all those layers in bells and whistles of. Are there any other phones that you suggest for them. That may be even a step down from some of the ones you talked about earlier definitely as it again. A motorola makes a lot of inexpensive phone so i would look towards their e line of funds the moto e six i believe is you know starts at one hundred dollars and that's something that you can get unlocked By the way if you are giving phone as a gift. I do recommend buying an unlocked. Phone it's probably the quickest and easiest way to go about it since you just have to swap existing some card and you're ready to go so that would kind of with that line of phones. The moti line would definitely be something. I would look out for this. Holiday season is a phone. Even a gift anymore is that is that too personal of a device for you to go out and actually get for someone. I sure why not. I totally don't disagree with receiving a phone as a gift. I think it's perfectly as long as you go about it the right way. Make sure that's what they're it matches the needs that they want and And you look very closely at all the fine print in terms of carrier contracts and stuff like that. I think it would be a great gift.
Black Friday countdown
"Graham weekend edition of talking tech and you know black. Friday starts on sunday earlier this year. you're not going to have to fight the crowds. Because they're not going to let them congregate outside due to the kobe crisis. The best deals are going to be online. However do not that great as always. There's some. I've gone through them. But what i wanna do today is give you the calendar of what to look for this week starting sunday at target. Okay target kicks off. Its sale sunday morning. Best deal found is you can get the new echo speaker from amazon for seventy dollars thirty dollars off from normal same price that amazon will be selling it for and you can get a tcl. Sixty five inch four k. T for two twenty nine which is normally four hundred dollars. Sunday as well best buy will kick off its online sale then with more online specials on thursday a mix of online and in-store specials on friday and more online only deals for saturday. Got it again big. Tv's a seventy five inch l. G. is six hundred and forty nine dollars down two hundred dollars while a fifty five inch. Tcl roku is one hundred ninety nine which they say is two hundred dollars off. It's really more like twenty five to thirty dollars off. Because i know i bought one for two and a quarter or says around there for around two and a quarter just a few months ago. Wednesday is when walmart will kick off its sale. They're a little bit more aggressive with doorbusters. Like a seventy inch video. Tv normally around seven hundred dollars now. Four hundred seventy dollars and seventy cents. The airpods pros normally two hundred dollars. You can get it for one. Seventy the apple watch series three edition which is an older watch currently sells for two hundred dollars. It'll be one. Nineteen and amazon is going to be doing discounts. all week. they're discounts looked pretty good. If you like amazon products the echoed fifty dollars. Well now it's on sale for twenty eight. The euro three pack of eero mesh routers normally to seventy nine now
ICYMI: Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're using
Those superfast new Apple Macs
"It's jefferson graham talking tech. I wanted to fill you in on apple's latest announcement which is three new computers with the new. M one chip as always apple says the new computers will be faster and they'll have better battery performance. Want to hear more. Let me fill you in. So the macbook air the thirteen inch macbook pro. Not to be confused with the sixteen inch which doesn't get the new chip. And the mac mini all the new chip so from what i picked up from the presentation. It's really the mac mini. That will be the most radical because the mac mini has always been a slower computer Aimed at people who just didn't want to spend a lot of money on computers The new one is seven hundred dollars you do. Have you do have to add in a monitor on top of that but it sounds like a pretty nice little thing to have on your desk Apples calling the chip. The emma one. They end basically if you ever get bored when apple in their presentation just tells you over and over again. About how fast these things are you snooze during this presentation because they really went into hardcore geek. I look forward to the increased power. I've not had that much trouble with my macbook pro. It's pretty fast as it is. My main issue is noise. you can get really noisy. The fan Is kinda loud and they said that one of the new computers is not going to have a fan. So i'm excited about that. Beyond that apple said the new operating system which is called big sur will be out on thursday. I look forward to seeing that. But i would recommend that everybody wait to download it to make sure that any of the apps that you're
Review of Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G
"There are plenty of android phones, and of course, the IPHONE to consider at three hundred and forty nine dollars. The Regular Pixel for a is easy to recommend at four, hundred, ninety, nine dollars the pixel for five G.. A bit more comparison shopping as with all pixels, the five Jeez strengths are hard to put on a SPEC sheet. It's more unassuming than other android phones, but it's software is more elegant and easier to use, and of course, the camera is almost surely better than the direct competition it will turn heads but the pixel for five G. won't let you down either and quote. But. What about that Pixel five over at and Gadget Cris Velasco says, android eleven is clean and clever on the pixel five. The five has long battery life, but the Pixel lineups cameras overall have stagnated. So lacking that key leadership differentiator rival phones can now offer better value quote. It's the best smallish android phone I've used in a long time with plenty of charming software features and a smattering of high niceties. If this were any other year, I'd probably be recommending. It more strongly, but it's not. So I can't to be clear if clean clever software with term support is the first thing you value most in a smartphone the pixel five is probably the best you can get. But consider this you could get a galaxy S. twenty F e Five G. With a more flexible camera system better performance a bigger more beautiful screen and expandable storage for seven hundred dollars seven fifty if you want one that plays Nice with 'em and. Wave Five G. Networks, and while it software won't be for everyone, the seven hundred and fifty dollars, plus at is another option in the same price range and packs a faster chipset more ram and storage and super fast charging, and it's camera while slightly behind the Pixel five in image quality is a lot closer than Google would probably care to admit I. Know I'm sort of comparing apples to oranges here. So how about this the pixel for a five G. Which? Uses the same chipset as the five pecks. The same cameras has a bigger screen that's still really easy to handle all for between five hundred and six hundred dollars. If you can live without water or dust resistance and you don't care about wireless charging, you're probably better off with one of these. Instead none of this is to say I don't like the Pixel five or that it's a bad phone I'm just not convinced. It's the best deal right now and quote.
Apple's iPhone 12 event is finally here (for real this time)
"Invites apples event next. Tuesday are out and all the confirmed the debut, the next iphone. So what are we expecting? Roger Chang, and this is your daily charge with me is our apple expert ensure welcome in. Hello. So jumped the gun a bit last time when the invites came out and we talked a bit about the iphone and turned out no iphones at all this September event, which is highly unusual first time ever that they as timber event without an iphone but second time around it's gotTa be iphone twelve right I mean if. They're going to have a lot of trouble I remember a long time ago. There was talk about how there's expectations around various events and I didn't know this but there's actually a fiduciary duty apple and companies have when rumors get out of control on a product and people say it's imminently coming and it's not gonNA come. It's almost like they have to dispel the rumor just to make sure that they're okay with finance and all that because people might be buying the stock at a crazy rate based on that one rumor and if they make an announcement but don't acknowledge it, they can't. So it's actually kind of i. have a really strong feeling bottom line that's an iphone. This time Brian so I mean we ran through the last time. But let's talk about what we're expecting from the IPHONE twelve for one, there's there's multiple models. There's a whole bunch of new bells and whistles, but let's let's get into it. What what are you expecting with this new family phones? This new family of iphones is going to be very similar in terms of the lineup to what we're used to. Right. There's going to be kind of an entry point one, which will be somewhere around seven hundred dollars or whatever it will be. Then they'll be the normal one which is around a thousand dollars and then the step up, which is the largest one for eleven hundred. What's going to be interesting is that there are rumors of a fourth iphone, a quote unquote mini, which for those of you remember the ipod mini that actually supercharged the ipod though I don't know what supercharging an iphone even looks like at this point, but it could draw even more demand and offer something between the iphone se. Whatever this new iphone is. But in terms of design, it's expected to look a lot like the IPAD pros. So think box here now scurvy and that's supposed to have a new chip. No surprise it'll be faster. I'm sure will change the world somehow, and then it's the big thing otherwise is five G.. That extra G is going to give us a lot faster surfing in hopefully really make a compelling argument for why people need to buy this thing. Yeah. That'll be the interesting one is the the idea that Five G. I mean there's been a lot of hype obviously talked about it a lot on this podcast of, but as I looked at it and look practically and I've asked you know some of the carriers about this, like what is the main benefit of five G. When we're all stuck at home? There isn't really a great answer. It's more like well, you know you really want it what you do go back. Out there and so it'll be interesting to see how apple frames the the benefits and the need for five. Because right now, fascists when you're on the go, you know better responsiveness when you're on the go allowed that we're not we're not on the go right
Should You Create a Photography Budget?
"After the first week of shooting with the Nikon Z. Five near camera with twenty four to fifty millimeter compact Zoom Lens and compacted is for a full frame. I started asking myself where can I reasonably come up with the seventeen hundred dollars to buy this kit? And you may recall that I talked about this camera a few weeks ago on the podcast and I really liked it i. did I was so impressed with the images that does making from the eastern Sierra and Lake Tahoe with this camera than I thought man, this would be good to have access to all the time. All the time. You know it's not too heavy. The compact twenty, four to fifty millimeter lens was performing really beyond my expectations. And I already have lots of Nikon glass that I could use with an adapter. I don't have the Z. Mount Glass. I would just have the twenty four fifty if I bought the kit. But I have all sorts of F mount stuff I have g lenses and I could get their adapter in use all of that with this camera. So I was very very tempted. Full frame cameras that had shot with in a long time that not only did I like the camera itself not only I enjoy shooting with it. I loved the images and I felt like it was a manageable camera to have with me when I'm hiking and doing things outdoors. So now, we fast forward three weeks later. And I'm boxing up the Nikon's e five in attaching the shipping label to return it to be an H. Photo who had let me use it for a month of for review purposes. So by this point I was okay sending it back. I didn't want to but it was the right decision. So I went from you know that first week just really being infatuated with it wanting to hang onto it. I still want to hang onto it but over the course of the next three weeks, I got to the point to where I can send it back. You know pretty much like I was supposed to. So, how did I get from Point A to point B right? Now I can look you straight in the Mike in say I'm okay. Sending it back. I really have. Here's how. Because, that seventeen hundred dollars plus probably another four hundred dollars for accessories and especially, I was GonNa need you know the adapter? So I could use my f Mount Lenses. That was not in my twenty twenty photography budget. In fact, you know we're only in October and I have less than seven hundred dollars left to spend. So back to New York the Z five goes now that wasn't the only factor in I'll. I'll explain a little bit more about that, but it was definitely a factor. You know I have done my budget ahead of time I do it about this time of year for the next year. I have made some very good purchases that I'm in love with. And seven hundred dollars left and Z five just doesn't fit in that tiny little window of seven hundred dollars doesn't even come close. So the funny thing is even though. On one level I hate them I'm a big Fan of budgets right? You know. I guess it is the ultimate love hate relationship. You Know I. Have An overall budget for the business you know and I run that monthly and that's for the. Business and then I have a breakout budget specially forget and that's more what I'm talking about today. And then I create budgets for trips as well. Well, at least I did until about six months ago. And I haven't created any of those lately at all I wonder why wonder why? I do the photography budget because it protects me from me I know how easily a new camera or a new land can turn my head I. Know that about me I do. So easily in fact, that I usually have to create a pros and cons list in addition to a budget to reach a sound decision I'll give you some examples earlier this year. I wanted to by the OEM D one mark three, right I had had it on loan I loved shooting with it. You know I went to Costa Rica with it. I had it with me in Costa Rica along with some lenses. and. I was truly impressed with this camera and I'm already shooting Olympus. It was eighteen hundred dollars then when I when I first resisted and now even worse for me, you can get one for fourteen hundred dollars. You can get the M one mark three for fourteen hundred dollars. That is a good value. I'm telling you right now. But you know that's still twice as much as my remaining senator dollars in my budget to tell you the truth. This is where the pros and cons comes in as well. I really can't justify it because my mark to is still an amazing camera that thing has been producing great images for such a long continues to do so.
Pixel 5, new Chromecast and Nest Audio: Breaking down the Google event
"Google unveiled a trio of new products at its event yesterday in Chrome cast the Nest Audio Smart Speaker, and the Pixel five and Pixel four five smartphones. What do we think about them? I'm Roger Chang and this is your daily charge with me is Google beat reporter rich never welcome rich anything's happening. So let's start off with the headliner of the bunch that's Pixel five. What did Google veil in? How is this flagship phone your different from years past? So this is the pixel five. It's their premium phone for the year it's different because it's let's thing. It's it's not that different. It's actually kind of scaled back. From last year. So it's it's different. It's new, but it's missing a few things that the pixel four had a support add visual recognition and it had. Radar gesture controls kinda skilled at Baxter. This year the big thing is that it's cheaper it's hundred dollars cheaper than than was last year it's seven hundred dollars. Last year's was eight hundred dollars. So that's that's the main the main difference. Yeah I was watching the presentation, the the Pixel five feel little ho-humday me. There were no cruising features and really the the one addition to the the camera which has always been a strong suit was wide lens and and that's something you know apple had last year. I get one hundred dollars cheaper but you know this is supposed to be the premium device that supposed to setting example for what you know the best of an android experience can be. What did you think of the fact that they scaled down what what Google say about that I mean are you new software tricks like there's a there's a new thing called hold for me which she'll like if you're on, you're on the phone with the business and put on hold it'll prompt you to to get back on the phone to MT music and there's like nightside site. Married does those are some some new tricks but mostly yet it did feel scaled back google. Answered that question with reporters after the show. the they basically said that they wanted to be more more affordable and you know these things like the radar chip. those are expensive in terms of rnd in terms of components, and they wanted to make successful especially in pandemic although they could never have predicted the same but they said that they they saw the economy turning they wanted to go where the consumers we're going to be this year. Yeah. It's interesting that the really the biggest innovation quote unquote is the fact that it's one hundred dollars cheaper. And you know we've we've hit other companies over the head about putting out products that are overly expensive at this time. So I do give Google credit for that It seems a lot like they're taking some inspiration from there are lower in line to a line of Pixel phones and they launched a new one, the Pixel for a five G. Talk of that. Yeah. That one is actually really interesting. I think. Google has been pretty straightforward about its its struggle in the premium market. Their executives had been. said. Years ago that this is this is really hard for them. They've shied actually in the mid tier market, the three as sold really. Well, they stay already said that the forays selling well, the foreign with five G. will be really interesting because it's a five G. phone that is five hundred dollars and a really good value for that kind of next collectively and cheaper than a lot of the five G. phones I've seen already being introduced. Yeah and just tweet, Clinton the difference, the Pixel five starts at how much pixel five as seven hundred dollars the four, eight, five G. is five hundred dollars and the pixel foray without by using entered fifty dollars. Got It. So those you know those those phones are significantly less expensive. In our colleague short actually makes the argument in a story today that the forty five G. might actually be the better bet since does have the same camera Tek as the five, right? Yeah. Yeah. I'm Dr I think that really. Interesting Product Watch, and see how it how it tells. Yeah. It's interesting to note that the phone is not available for preorder. Yet I, think there's a wait list. ECHO comes out a little bit later than the Pixel five but I imagine that a lot of folks who'd be interested in that phone.
Google Introduces Several New Products
"Hey It's Jefferson Graham Ula Santa Talking Tech I wanted to fill you in Google introduced a whole bunch of new products today. It's a little confusing what they did because they have two new phones. The cheaper one is the one with the better features the more expensive one not as great. You tell me what just happened the four hundred and ninety nine dollar Pixel for a which is the updated version of the phone that they put out in the summertime. It now connects to the five G. faster wireless networks. And again, five dollars versus seven hundred dollars for the more expensive version. Before has a larger six point two inch screen to the six inch screen on the five. It has a headphone Jack which the five does not have but the five does have a slightly more powerful battery but you tell me five hundred dollars or seven hundred dollars. Meanwhile, I would just get regular pixel for a which cells with three hundred. Fifty dollars five Jesus at least two years away before you're going to see it being really that much faster. Maybe a year I don't know. But what's out there right now is just barely faster than what we're seeing on our other phones. Now, the other big news chrome cast remember chrome cast came out a few years ago. It was a technology that let you plug this device into the back of your TV. And then cast. Media. From your phone or tablet on the TV. Pretty cool. Now, the new version comes with a remote control comes with Google assistant n a menu screen that Google is putting on your TV sets. That is called TV and it will help you navigate it. Find better stuff to watch via Google search will see can't wait to try it out finally remembered the Google home speaker, which was Google's answer to the Amazon Echo. Then they renamed nest this year there is the nest audio hundred dollar higher fidelity speaker competes with Amazon's Echo studio though the echo studios two, hundred dollars this one hundred I just got mine in the mail. And, I will be plugging it in I'll let you know how it sounds. But that is the quick update of what's new in Google land
Staying Confident In The Airplane
"And what I want to address this podcast and I'm hearing a lot of things like Jason I, got my private a year ago I flew pretty regularly for a few months but you know life. And just not flying as much as I wanted to, and I'm starting to lose that confidence I. Don't feel like I wanNA, take my kids up or my wife because I don't feel confident if something happens up there that I can deal with it or at least deal with it is sharply as I did the day after my check reading. So I've gotten a few versions of that story and I WANNA talk to you about how you can do this how you can stay proficient and you can stay confident and you don't have to spend a fortune to do it and I think there are three main points that I wanna make in small tweaks you might have to make to your flying. But the first one is in, you know how close this is to my how hard the standardization the idea that you can ritualized you're flying. And then remember like rehearse remember and perform the ritual of flying and so all you really have to remember is that ritual and what the ritual is designed to do is to weed out the possibility of thousands of other smaller mistakes from happening I'm great example there is the final walk around on a preflight, right. If you just remember to do the final walk around on a preflight, you might catch tomorrow on the nose wheel cinderblocks blocks on the tail Pito Tube cover. Fuel caps left off seatbelts hanging out of the door baggage compartment opened I mean I, you go on and on and on with the things that you might catch. Simply. By remembering to walk around the airplane after the preflight. Okay and that goes deep. If you want a very detailed version of all of the soap's the standard operating procedures that I teach, those are all in my book setting the standard. But that is one concept that will add huge beer flying. This is an I didn't make this operate. This is the way the professional pilots do it because they've got money in the game they've got a business, they have to take care of one of their pilots crashes. It can't be game over right not only that as you've heard me say the company's survived the accident typically. So the company has a chance to evolve develop a procedure that will prevent the. Pie The from any other pilots for making the same mistakes and they can force compliance with that procedure. That's huge. That's the whole process, and if you can get yourself to do that, you are miles ahead of the game. All right. That's one thing we'd like to ritualized the flying, and the second thing is getting rid of this idea that you go back every two years for what they used to call a biennial flight review or a flight review that is not. Enough that is not regularly. You're not going to regularly enough if you're going back every two years and the pros know this to right how often do the pros go back? I heard you say it every six months, right. So if you're a professional pilot, every six months, you go back with your instructor. Back to the training environment and you go through the ringer right you practice all of the emergency procedures, all of those things that you might need if someday. You're you're in a situation where you have an incident? You've got your family on board right and all of this training inspires confidence. So this is the feeling of confidence in the airplane comes from doing it regularly and feeling confident that you can handle the edge cases if they come up. I'm so what most people do just to kind of get US summarized here three point two when most people do is they get their pilot certificate they here. Okay. I have to get a flare view maybe they go get a new club checkout and then that's it right and then they're out flying with their friends and their kids and their wife and two years ago by nothing boy I better go get a flight review that is not a way to inspire confidence. That is not a way to feel good about what you're doing. In the pros know that. and. So the last thing I'd like to say is this is the part where we get into. This is the third point where we get into the budget. Is that there's been a lot of evidence to suggest that if you just keep your head in the game right back in the day they see if you read flying magazine or you re Flight Training magazine those are still great ideas by the way. But in today's world you've got youtube and you've got APPS late ground school and you've got you know ah so many different ways to stay engaged with aviation. And I always tell students when they come in to train. The typical question is how much is this gonNa cost me I don't. Generally answer that question as a complete daughter a mount I won't say, well, this certificate certificate is GonNa cost you fifteen thousand dollars or twenty thousand dollars. If you really pin me down on it, I will say it will cost you anywhere from fifteen to twenty five, thousand dollars. There's a ten thousand dollar. Window there depending on how prepared you are when you show up for lessons how regularly fly how busy you are all that sort of stuff. But that's not even the important part. The important part is that you really think about flying more like a monthly expense more like a habit. So when a student comes in and says or perspective, Stephen Comes in and says, I'm thinking about flying how much is this gonNa cost me I will usually say how much can you afford each month? Right? Is this something you can. Afford. To put fifteen hundred dollars a month into or is it something you can only afford to five hundred dollars a month into is something you can put an unlimited amount of money anti right I mean I just have no idea where you're coming from but the important part is you're starting to think about it like a habit that you're taking on and you're never gonNA stop. So you have this monthly expense for flying. Now, let's take A. Relatively for flying a relatively modest budget. Let's see we have seven hundred dollars or eight hundred dollars a month that we feel as though we can spend on flying right it doesn't sound like a lot when you consider your CFI's probably one hundred dollars an hour on the airplane while it's running. Over one hundred dollars an hour. So you're out there spending on, let's say, let's just pick numbers. Let's say the airplanes one hundred and fifty dollars an hour and you go out for one point five keep it keep it. You know easy math that's two hundred, twenty, five dollars right? One, fifty plus seventy, five, two, hundred, and twenty, five dollars plus your CFI you're together with your. Maybe. Instead of one point five year together for two hours it's another two hundred dollars. So we're looking at four hundred and seventy five dollars we're looking at. If you do one lesson a month after your certificate, you're spending four hundred and seventy-five bucks. You've left yourself with a budget of about three hundred, fifty dollars maybe a short two hour flight somewhere with your family. But you've flown twice in the month right and that's the way you need to think about the finance part of it think about it as as a monthly expense and try to allocate how much you're spending each month a little bit toward training and
Lego Fans Tricked By Counterfeit Kits
"Lagos, are more than a toy, their investment, the company that makes those little plastic building blocks pulled in more than five point five billion dollars in sales. Last year, they often sell legos in special kits, sometimes depicting famous movie scenes and they retire those kids after a while making them collector's items for fans and upping their value. But where there's money to be made, there are also scams. Let's go into the world of counterfeit. Lego sets with Stacey Vanek Smith and Sally herships from the PODCAST, the indicator planet money. Tom glasco lives in Dayton. Ohio is three kids and they all love Lego, which is how he got into trouble. He'd been looking for a LEGO ray resistance fighter for his son and so perusing facebook one day I saw an ad for it for what seemed to be a low. But maybe not too low of a price. The exiting was half price just thirty bucks. The pieces weren't the same quality and they didn't go together quite as nicely as regular legos Tom had bought what turned out to be a knockoff. Lego set a counterfeit on their own legos are just these little plastic bricks. You can see why it would be tempting to make. Counterfeits chronic air pot or an apple watch or something the biggest and most notorious. These counterfeiters is a Chinese brand called Leppin. It operates completely openly I mean you can visit the company's website Leppin, world dot com and you will see that its logo and Legos logo are almost identical. But if you end up buying a knockoff, you don't just risk getting a flimsier product you could also ended up costing yourself money down the line if you're planning to resell your legos later on to understand how the LEGO scams work I turned to a superfan Steve Elliot he is thirty eight and lives in Albany Wisconsin if someone posts like a big seven, hundred dollar. People will zoom in and look to see if they can see the legos stamp on the top of a brick, which is called a stud. They don't see it. They'll accuse them of it being a knock off products. The lego community is enormous. There are whole websites like brick picker, dot, com brick link, and facebook groups like star. Wars Lego collectors USA, and if you buy fakes even accidentally and try to resell them, you could get yourself banned in two thousand seventeen something unprecedented happened in the Lego aftermarket, the secondary market, the prices of big sets, those giant boxes with thousands of. Lego pieces they started dropping, and this is according to brick picker. One of those Lego pricing and investment guides unprecedented here here's a clip from the brick picker youtube channel. Now, elephants in the room of course, is the Millennium Falcon and take a look at legal Millennium Falcon Graph when the Lego Millennium Falcon was first released over a decade ago. It was the most expensive legos ever four, hundred, ninety, nine dollars, ninety, nine cents, and then the price shot up to almost five thousand dollars but a couple of years ago it dropped by more than thirty percent in less than a year. By this set was one of the worst decisions that I made in my entire collection brick picker said. In Alkan started cropping up all over the Internet from places like let's knock off Millennium Falcon sets, which, of course, sell for much less a Lotta the Lego fans I talked to you were pretty upset about this. So be careful out there the next time you are shopping make sure you are getting the real thing
Long Haul Trucking Means Better Prices For Consumers, But Drivers Suffer Low Wages
"The stuff that you buy in stores, close food electronics almost all of it got there on a truck long haul trucking is getting cheaper and that's good for consumers. It means stuff is cheaper, but it's not so good for truck drivers because this is happening at their expense. Here's Keith Romer from planet money. In two thousand, seventeen Kimberly Sikorski decided she was going to become a trucker she called Prime Inc. no relation to Amazon prime because they offered free training prime seemed eager to have her literally I think I called on Thursday night and they were ready to buy me a greyhound ticket for Sunday to start on Monday Sikorsky took classes and drove with a trainer for three months. But before she could go out on her own, she had a choice to make your given the option to either be accompanied driver or a lease operator option one she's a regular old. Employees. Paid based on how many miles she drives option to. She gets to be her own boss. She'd have to lease a truck through prime but then after expenses she would share of whatever her loads brought in in the form of a weekly check from prime. They say if you're not stupid and you're not lazy then you make a lot more money being released operator and you're Kinda dumb if you pass that up. So Secorski chose option to she picked out her truck finance through prime a brand new blue freightliner that she named Sapphire. Then she hit the road. But when she started receiving her weekly checks, something didn't seem right a lot of times when I'm expecting to see a check for a couple of thousand dollars, I'm getting a bill for like two hundred dollars or five hundred dollars or fifteen hundred dollars a bill before Secorski got her cut prime deducted truck payment's insurance equipment cost and primes percentage as a broker also for an independent contractor it sure felt like she worked for prime. So they say that you're not their employees but you're. Completely bound to them. You're not allowed to take loads from anyone else. You're not allowed to ask for different loads than what they're giving you. Secorski works seventy hour weeks for six months at the end of it. She had earned just nine thousand dollars. It got to the point where I would be sitting in my truck crying because I'd be afraid to buy a hotdog when it gets to the point of your electricity being shut off and your grocery bill not being able to be paid. There has to be something better finally she quit. Steve Sally a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania specializes in the industry. He says that four higher long haul trucking has become a commodity and customers only really care about price. The way that the market has been constructed requires that you compete on the cost of labor getting Sikorsky to lease a truck from prime and then work as an independent contractor. That's a standard part of the business model for a lot of trucking companies. Now, like having a, you know a truck for free an paying the driver less than you would have to pay an employee. Some of those drivers though have started to push back in recent years there's been a wave of class actions lawsuits against some of the. Biggest long-haul companies in July Kimberly Sikorsky's old company prime settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of Miss classifying its employees and violating minimum wage laws. Prime did not admit wrongdoing as part of its settlement and they declined to be interviewed for this story. But in an emailed statement, a lawyer for prime wrote quote, we have thousands of highly successful independent contractors and company drivers who thrive within our business model. The class action that was settled is completely unrelated to Miss Sikorsky's allegations. The litigation was seemingly endless and was best resolved as part of that settlement forty thousand former drivers for prime are eligible for a share of twenty, eight, million dollars, which means it's like seven hundred dollars a person. Does that seem like enough? No Honestly It's kind of laughable. Kimberly Sikorski is driving for a different company now and this time she's an employee Keith Romer NPR news.
Review: amazing TCL/Roku TV for $229
"Graham here with a question when the last time you bought yourself a new. Year after year. You know I've been amazed at the falling prices of sets that would garner seven hundred dollars two thousand dollars just a few years ago, and I just picked up a new forty three inch, T. C. L. set with roku built in for two hundred and twenty nine dollars. Two hundred and twenty nine dollars for a display that offers four K. HD, resolution and HDR. But forget about the acronyms I'm just amazed at what you can get now for two hundred bucks. I bought the TV for a non traditional reason to use it as a giant computer monitor to watch videos that I have edited on my laptop on my little sixteen inch laptop. So I paid fifteen dollars for a ten foot HD my cord. That's the Court of course that connects the TV to other devices and I connected it to my apple macbook pro. It went directly to the TV. I didn't have to spring for an additional twenty five to fifty dollars for a separate. Roku streaming player right so I saved money. The footage looks so great at forty three inches I had to wonder why anybody would go out and spend big bucks on a computer monitor a quick look on Amazon in a forty three inch LG monitor is upwards of six hundred bucks wow. So the other thing once I sit up the TV. I never had to plug in antenna cable box or anything defined oodles of programming. All I needed was a WIFI signal. roku screen name and Password and suddenly I had five hundred APPs available on the platform. A lot of them wanted money from me, but there was many that didn't there was so much free stuff I couldn't believe it. I mean I come from a generation that's used to connecting things to the TV whether that be streaming box whether that be an antenna whether that be a cable box. I mean this is amazing. I can act the nothing. so the APPS. There's the usual Pandora Hulu Amazon Prime Video Netflix's s on and on two big ones missing Hbo Max in NBC's Peacock. Financial negotiations, and then there's the roku channel which is a homegrown collection that supported movies and TV shows mostly on the older side. Batman bewitched movies like the perfect storm, dogs and cats. Crimson tide. And live news channels and these are really good from ABC. NBC and CBS. Accord cutters dream no cable needed. All you need is Wifi and you get more stuff than you'd ever Wanna see without connecting anything. So how cool is that? The picture quality I would rate as a ten for a two hundred dollar TV or five on the overall scale. If you're comparing it to the best of breed leads a fifty inch led from Samsung cost eight hundred dollars for the TCL set. You'll have to sit right in front of it. Turn the lights on low and not be on the sides and that way the pitcher will look its best for a savings of six hundred dollars I can do that.
Should I pay $2,000 for a domain name I really want?
"Hi Chris this is Lorette from Houston Texas. I've been listening to the show and finally ready to take action. This is going to be a year of experimentation for me. My first side-hustle idea involves creating a youtube channel and a website Senate around a topic that I'm very passionate about starting out. I'm going to offer a course and will also include affiliate links on my website. Here's my dilemma. The DOT com domain. That I want is available. But it's two thousand dollars. Do you suggest paying that much domain name or should I opt for the dot net for Dot Org Extension? Instead I've read the DOT COM extensions rank higher in Goupil. But is it really? That important can't wait to hear from you. And thanks Lorette. Thanks for reaching out. Thanks for listening and Houston. I'm so glad this is going to be your year of taking action. So many people are going through so many changes and I'm always happy to hear about positive. Transitions getting going on a project etc. Okay so let's talk about this great question. Ultimately the answer is GonNa come down to kind of how much expendable income you have and how much you want this thing. Are you willing to let two thousand dollars? Go FOR THAT IDEAL DOMAIN. For a lot of people that would be a major expense. But if it's is something that you really really want and you would always regret not getting it then. Maybe it's worth it to you. My overall sentences that it's not worth two thousand dollars and Laura. It hasn't said what the domain name is. So it's hard to comment specifically but my sense is that it's not worth two thousand dollars unless it is the most amazing domain name ever in which case it would probably cost a lot more than two thousand dollars so in my own experience. I was trying to think back. Haven't actually bought a lot of domains on the secondary market. I have probably registered more than one hundred domain names You know in my twenty years of doing stuff online. But I think I've only purchased to my name's on the secondary market. Maybe twice and one of them actually was for Seattle School. I found somebody who had that domain wasn't using it and I believe I paid seven hundred dollars and that was the most I ever spent definitely thought a lot about it before I did it but the only other domain that was close wasn't as good and I was like you know what I want to invest in this project for me. It is worth seven hundred dollars but again this is like one time. I think the other time was about three hundred to four hundred dollars so most of the time for me if the domain I want is taken. I look for an alternative and I don't know that the best alternative by the way is the dot net or the dot org it could just be different. Dot Com. Like you might still use whatever that name is as your business name but just focus on finding a different website. My last tip is if you really do want it. Try offering less than the stated amount most main brokers have a way for you to make an offer directly to the seller in that way. If you simply have to have it if you're GONNA regret it for the rest of your life if you don't get it you might at least be able to get it for less and generally speaking. If I wanted to do that I would offer. Fifty percent of the sales price. Most likely the celebrate counter offer. We would end up meeting between fifteen hundred and eighteen hundred dollars which would save you at least a couple of hundred dollars but of course you can find another name. Then you'll save a lot more than that
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
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"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Eighty seven hundred dollars a year as an Airbnb host Carrie Hodousek KCBS, former CBS CEO, les Moonves is not giving up the fight to get his severance. We get the story from Vicky more with radio dot com. News station KNX in Los Angeles. When one hundred twenty million dollars is on the line. The fight doesn't end quickly after CBS fired less Moonves for 'cause he's now coming back to Manding binding arbitration he wants his money, entertainment attorney and Hollywood reporter contributor Jonathan handle says it's not a surprise council was very adamant about a month ago when CBS made its decision that he felt CBS's decision was wrong. Not only wrong, but they said four ordained and without merit. He was accused of sexual harassment by several women over a period of decades. The next part of this fight will be private that shareholders may force some. Kind of public outcome. Vicky more with KNX in Los Angeles. Here's a thought for someone struggling with menopause. Try some mindfulness KCBS Rebecca corral brings us details. Latest study to come out of the mayo clinic. For the purposes of this study, mindfulness involves focusing attention on the present moment and observing thoughts and sensations without judgment that menopause. There are lots of physical symptoms. But then there is the emotional response that is tied to those symptom mayoclinic internist. Dr reach a sued as the study's lead author, we know from strategies like cognitive behavioral therapy or hypnosis. They have shown benefit in the same token when mindfulness takes away that emotional reactivity and judgment it allows the person to process it for what it is. And rather than catastrophes it. Okay. So you're having a hot flash. And instead of going, oh my God, I'm dying because it's an inferno. Inside of me. You think I'm experiencing a whole lot of heat right now. Yes. And then create a moment of control, I'm taking a deep breath, I'm focusing on the positive. I'm not just going to live with this all my life. It's not going to kill me those negative things. Get pushed out and the moment passes. Dr suit says while mindfulness may not lower the heat the women in the study who practiced it reported lowered. Levels of anxiety, irritability and depression, Rebecca, Korol KCBS. We'll check traffic and weather in just a moment here on KCBS. This.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Seven hundred dollars. Google just admitted Russia's influence was so big so huge to get Trump elected. They pay Google forty seven hundred dollars forty seven hundred dollars. Got Trump elected dude nether was going for it. He was going for it. He was chomping at the this. Is it baby? I'm gonna make headlines we got ya. You know, they spent four million dollars. They spend forty billion dollars forty seven hundred dollars. Forty seven hundred bucks. Side note horseface has been told by a judge. Yeah. Hey, stormy that that she has to repay Trump two hundred ninety three thousand dollars for his attorney's fees. Two hundred ninety three thousand dollars Google span or Google collected forty seven hundred bucks from the Russians. What a misinformation campaign that is. People spend way more advertising on Canada's t. Forty seven hundred off if I listen if I knew forty seven hundred dollars was going to help Trump beat Hillary. I would have written him a check for five thousand bucks. Oh my gosh. Why not right? Let's continue. It's not over linked to Russia, which which you know advertised on Google for about forty seven hundred dollars in advertising. We also found other limited forty seven hundred dollars. That's right. Was appointed Lanka's okay here. But we found limited activity improper activity. We have learned a lot from that. And. Dramatically increased predictions. We have. Offerings leading up to the current elections. We did we again found limited activity bullets from the internet research agency in Russia as well as accounts linked to Iran, Iran. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Iran was trying to influence, but why would they influence when Obama gave and the dams Obama ends gave Iran one hundred fifty billion dollars. Shouldn't you be worried about that? Now, the media is not talking about this. They don't want you to know that Google only collected forty seven hundred bucks from Russia. Russia's penalty forty seven hundred bucks to try to influence people. That's it. That's it. On frigging believable. And in Iran, while we found no questions from Jerry Nadler. About iran. Iran gets one hundred fifty billion from us, and they still try to influence our election. They got it from the Dem's and Obama. Oh, wow. Six fifty one. We'll continue to get to the story. Also about. On dot com. And on my Facebook page, forty seven hundred bucks, again, I you know, what I would have slept like a baby I would have given my heart. I would have given ten thousand dollars of my hard earned money and slept like a baby for months knowing that just ten grand would have sealed the deal for a Trump victory. According to the Democrats with the influence, right? The influence. Six fifty one..
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK
"Would you be willing to give your kid? Assuming you never get the money back. A recent survey was done on this question. And the average answer fifty seven hundred dollars the average adult in this country is willing to give their adult children Fifty-seven hundred bucks to help them pay off debts, assuming they never get the money back. And here's what's interesting about the study, those with small annual incomes were just as likely to save fifty seven hundred bucks as those with high incomes. So I'll put it to you. Again. What are you planning to do with the money that you have amassed in your lifetime? Are you going to do with the old traditional way? Which is how you got your inheritance from your parents that was a different era back when the life expectancy was sixty five. So sure you got your inheritance in your forties. But today if you're sixty five you're likely to live to ninety five. Five you wore your spouse. And by then your children will be well into their seventies. So give that some thought. Oh and limit. Let's talk a little bit about millennials chances. Are you might be one of them listening to me on the program? And you might be wondering how our my friends able to live the lifestyle they're living because I certainly can't. Well, here are five things that you might not know about your friends finances. Number one, millennials tend to be living paycheck to paycheck eighty percent of fulltime workers who are in the millennial generation eighty percent are living paycheck to paycheck, four in ten of them cannot pay four hundred bucks in cash for unexpected emergency Bill that shows up. That's according to the Federal Reserve. So if you're wondering how are they able to do it how come they're living the high life when you're scraping by I assure you the chances are they're scraping by as well. Number two. They worry about money. Yeah. I know you do. So do they twenty three percent of millennials surveyed say that financial stress makes them physically ill at least once a month. That's look you're only supposed to be getting physically ill from too much beer, not from too much debt. Oh, and by the way, that's number three they do. In fact, have credit card debt when ask you this question. Have you spent money you didn't have and gone into debt in order to keep up with your peers? You know, they say, hey, it's we're leaving work raw going out to a bar nightclub or whatever come on. We're going out to dinner. Come join us. Hey this weekend. We're going to such and such place come along and you can't afford it. You know, if you go out to that bar, you're going to spend forty or fifty bucks, and you haven't got it. But peer pressure takes over. Is that use that sound familiar? Forty percent of millennials say that they have spent money they didn't have and they've gone into debt keep up with their peers. The average household that has credit card debt owes fifteen thousand dollars to those credit cards. So if you're wondering how is it that my friends are able to live so lavishly? Well, the answer is they can't they're faking. It just as much as you are. So the next time they say, hey, let's go out to the movies. You say, hey, let's go to the library. Let's go to one of those free museums. Let's go find something to do somewhere like jogging that doesn't cost cash. Oh. And by the way, are you saving for retirement? Sixty six percent of millennials two out of three are not so yeah, they might be spending money on beer Friday night. But they're not putting money into their IRA. And do you have any idea what you're doing with your money? Do you have any idea what's going on? How do you rate yourself on your level of financial knowledge? We'll be careful about this one because seventy percent rate themselves as having a high level of financial knowledge seventy percent, but only eight percent were able to pass a personal finance quiz. So it's one thing if you don't know much about money, it's another if you're not self aware, and that's the real key. You need to make sure that you're not falling victim to what I refer to as sny up. I talked about this in my first book the truth about money in the chapter on how to get out of debt sny. Is that you SNL I o pay susceptible to the negative influences of other people very often, we hang together with people that are very similar similar in age, similar income, similar and occupation. Certainly similar geography. And if everybody's doing it. Well, how long can it be this is the norm? Birds of a feather, and all that kind of good stuff you need to step back and say, what is it that? I stand for who is it that I want to be what is it that I'm trying to accomplish. And if the environment that I find myself isn't conducive to my achieving my goals for my ability to stand up for who. I am for what is important to me. Then you need to change your environment. You need to get around people who can be supportive who instead of encouraging you to buy that beer will be okay with it. When you order water when you skip that appetizer when you only go out with them every other time instead of every single time. So that you can say I'd love to do it. But I'm busy doing X. Instead ex you know, working on buying a house working on getting rid of a student loan debt working on raising children working on preparing for retirement, helping out mom and dad is the last thing you wanna ever say to a child of yours is sorry can get you into college, son. But we've.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on Your Mom's House
"One night. Seven hundred dollars one night. Three hundred thousand dollars end of the month could not pay rent or car. Note. On either spend the money, she would make the money at top of the month and then stop going to work for them by the time. Renton shit was do. She had to go dance are asked for the last three days and I'm like, let me managed as money. Let me let me let me do this. Let me give you a schedule. So we hit at nine rock and for like a year really in Miami Miami. Yeah, I worked at Humana, Medicare sales. Selling Medicare insurance. Stripper manage stripper. I would like just manager. Did you ever get jealous of when she go working Joe's? That's a rule when it comes to managing funds. You're only in with the money to, you know, connected with the physical aspect of a relationship, but it's a business relationship. You know what I mean at the same time. It's like, I can't be your boyfriend. I'm watching you today. Sometimes do what you just went in the back room did back there, right? I know you've got to pay this cardinal. Yeah. So I was a friend, a friend like you were dating? We were dating. I was a friend would benefit. He's not. I wasn't gonna wife up. Go to the flow. White..
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on Pet Life Radio
"Case might be and finally we come down the. Pike with something that's ninety seven dollars and they're like sure I'll take it so I. Could say for us that is. Just free money because these are people that we already took the effort the time in the. Money to get them, on their, list that they weren't doing anything that they weren't you, know bringing, us anything we just offer them something special and we get. To out, of that you know for doing literally nothing you know it was my web guy it took. About an hour to set it up my web, guy costs five dollars an. Hour so took me five Dollars a set it up made two thousand dollars out of that you know from a, list that. Had never bought anything and never done anything in so that's you know that was a good. Little chunk of change for essentially doing nothing now here's the other things we sold about eight from our other, listener or, other list was people here in Utah that had at one point or another. Reached out for information for, local training you know these are not people that. We were, pitching are are DVD's to or whatever these are people that. Want our, local training and our local training generally ranges seven six seven hundred dollars up, to, three thousand thirty. Five hundred dollars or so so that mitt lists was much smaller and I didn't take the whole list I took, the list from about whole the past six months and I- filtered some people out you know people that, had purchased, and all sorts, of stuff and so that left us with a list of about eight, hundred people, here in Utah that, we were, pitching a twenty two hundred. Or a thirteen hundred dollar program to and we. Sold eight of those and so it's interesting. Because it's a program Ram, that is much more. Expensive you know twenty two hundred. Dollars? Is a lot more ninety seven dollars but the conversion, rates were much much bigger and this. Is one, thing that I often tell folks you know I tell consulting clients and. Things like, this there's, a huge cham- here you know huge gem of knowledge that it. Often, is not more difficult to sell a bigger program it's often easier to sell a bigger program than it is to sell a smaller program let me repeat that it's often easier to sell. A higher, ticket program than it is to sell lower ticket program and why is that. Well I mean if you look at the psychology of things it kind of makes, sense, you know somebody buying a ninety seven dollar products like whatever you know. They're like interested in their dog hey let me give this a shot you. Know they know they're not risking very much it's not a big deal to them to put, out ninety, seven bucks and see what comes back for most. People you know ninety seven might be a lot to some people but for most people ninety seven's not that much you know it's it's just kind of well I love my dog let me give this. A shot right I've heard about this guy I been, getting his emails for awhile let me let. Me give it a try and so you're not getting, generally people, that are super committed or super like interested. These are just people that, are like, okay let me try whereas people that opted into our other funnels and said I really. Want like some really solid training here locally these guys are too expensive okay you know. And so they don't. Necessarily go for it at first but those are people that are serious they're committed in fact. Dilemma talk about this? A, little bit, more after the break but these are people, that are serious and committed. And so, the quality of lead, is so much, better of that person then you know some person that. Just, at some point was like yeah. I'm interested, in dog training I'll get your free. Report here's my Email and so I've got the Email of both people but the the intent is so much different. And so, when you can create leads people that have intent, to buy dog training selling them twenty two hundred. Dollars is, easier than selling this guy ninety, seven dollars worth of. Doug training so think about that. You'll. Think about the quality of Lead that..
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Me and my wife that twenty seven hundred dollars k which would have translated fifty four hundred dollars total right for them coming in meant that the expense that they were having to put into a repair on their vehicle would have been covered now that it's what is it sixteen hundred that they're so graciously gonna give us right so they're thirty they cut eleven yeah they cut eleven hundred or yet twenty two hundred total out of that they have to come up with another thousand on top of that especially in tight times and economic times they've not seen a pay raise you you've you're cutting corners on going out and eating this is why restaurants are closing this is why art guys you know photographers and stuff shoot go down to the saturday ma i can't wait to see the saturday mark their market they won't be selling anything because nobody can afford it has extra money i have a friend who has a restaurant in my husband and i were there a couple of weeks ago and he came out and said hello and he said this he said over last year they're down eighteen percent yeah i've got a friend that is close look they've closed certain restaurants of there there's constricting down because they were they were losing throughout continuous i've seen the same thing in the bar industry and the hospitality industry i mean people are saying over i mean you hear it with taxicabs in the taxi cab drivers they'll just blame uber but the fact of the matter is people aren't traveling as much they're they're finding other ways because they just don't have the money now i'm gonna transition for a second because this is a story that suzanne downing with mustard alaska has out and hit is i have to tell you i have not heard anybody talk about this this has a potential to be a big story so if you have not heard this listen to this election division kept hacking attack secret.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"That amendment to the budget for this twenty seven hundred dollar dividend that wasn't supposed to pass that was not supposed to pass that's why it took him so long they had to wait until they had the majority back to to vote it down now what what part does the minority play in this or the fiscal conservatives on the only part they play in it is if they're going to draw then that three quarters vote to to get the cpr draw and they're not gonna get they're gonna get it you're going to have some socalled republicans so called conservative republicans they're gonna flip and unfortunately it's going to happen the writings on the wall i could probably tell you who they're who they're going to be but i'm not going to do it publicly you'll see when the time comes but that is about the only thing that minority has to do with anything going on in june right now is day they have a bit of they have to be placated a given something in order for their cpr vote well i'm i'm guessing you can we can probably guess on who those are going to those would be the republicans who are in height racer probably from anchorage i don't really want to spend too much more time down now habits special session to come back and actually do a real budget that you know demonstrate some kind of fiscal sanity because there is no fiscal sanity in this budget came out budget came out of the house i know i was one of the ones that say hey it's one point five billion dollars higher than the governor's proposed and the reason that extra billion was in there is because for the ak ellen g last year the governor did not have a cap we did not the legislature did not put a cap on him saying okay you can only receive this much money and it's it's receipt authority you know the chinese japanese whoever could give us only so much amount of money there was no cap this year they put a billion dollar cap which has subsequently been taking out of the.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Nipples for seven hundred dollars per hard nipples when they could just on your own body perks julia he's got got five thousand just a couple of times end we're not having this conversation with you oh yes by the way anderson is next by the way this one sponsored by shell both directions of the cross town played out between tracy and seventy seven four ninety four also not the place to be the constipation approaching the biblical stage between one sixty nine and cedar north one hundred oh yuck very pleasant three unpleasant excuse me between three ninety four and six ninety four a fifteen minute drive there unfortunately that slow and go anguish continues on eastbound six ninety four over to sixty five and you'll find southbound one sixty nine rolling ferry angry from four ninety four down past a wreck on the right side at o s are get the feeling of being rewarded with gold status at shell with the fuel rewards program download the fuel rewards app join and start saving today rain and thirty seven tonight and rain and thirty nine tomorrow and fifty one now hey everyone it's laurie and julia here for learning are acts and where they do one on one brain training and have been doing this in the twin cities for several years and up to eight locations and got testimonial about lance lands came to learning rx because of his poor grades in the impact of his diagnose adhd he really struggled to complete his homework had tons of missing assignments struggled with task was overwhelming elver wellmeaning and it was impacting his self esteem he's only halfway through learning rx training and he's been chosen as a lakeville south high school student of the month based on the huge improvements he's made his attitude is so much stronger and more positive and his grades have gotten better and it's just been a wonderful influence and we're so grateful that we went to learning rx you could have this solution two nine four nine sixty.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"What do you think what do you think i want my money back up at the i understand i eat i get you want your money back how do you want the full thousand back no no okay you want the seven you want the seven hundred dollars back that's fair well i'll tell you what's earned their credit kelly well our engineer quick much work not yet it i edit and i understand and maybe the engineer did in that much work but for a how about the fact they let you out of a contract that's ironclad brad they did well is that were seven hundred bucks how much was the system well how much was old how much was a hoax set in twenty great it would've been twenty grea twenty grand aren't so they can say we want turned i don't know what the contract says liquidator damages if you breach brad your you can go ahead and go to small claim scored and argue that they weren't going to change it until i brought it up they weren't going to put in the wrong equipment because you know and null and void the warranty eljisr weren't cheolho a n d that if they install that it would have warranted it would've are really warranty if if they have if they had installed at right brad yes sir and you know they would have installed it whoa you know for a fact zero honor i know they would have been at in even though saying they trained it out even though they say they're straighten it out your honor i don't believe they would have installed it what correct i never we find a new guy what do you what do you think uh yeah exactly ha ha you got a loser on your hands good for you all right i love those joined hi john join europe yeah bill yes uh my father starting painting life insurance out on me at a very young age uh doubt about nine of them with a lot of cash value close to a half million dollars uh he's uh came down with brain cancer and his second wife had power of attorney and it would appear that she took ownership policy his power of attorney after uh earn he he owned the policy correct he he on the.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"The country so that's the difference here too there are lots of great parties great concerts lots of wonderful things that happen they super bowl but this one is called a party with a purpose because it only has one purpose that's to raise awareness dollars for hunger so a seven hundred dollars ticket uh you can write off uh a good percentage of that uh just because of your your me you're making donation of the value but then also but you know feel good that you just greeted fifty six hundred uh meals to families in need just when they need it so it's a beautiful thing there's a lot of fun working with this amazing super bowl committee that they put together here in the twin cities well you know this is this is my twentyseventh year of doing so i've worked with twenty seven different super bowl host committees in houston san francisco arizona cetera uh we we've got the best of the best uh in in charge of the singaporean bausch i've known for many many years uh she's also got a huge heart for hunger relief we've done a number of things we've started things out at the mall america together we've done a lot of things together and now she is the ceo of uh um the super bowl host committee here obviously i i don't have completely um uh objective opinion for but let me tell you she's she's terrific and she's really doing a heck of a job force in the team that she is built around her uh are just really amazing people who uh in some cases stepped side from what they were doing for a while it just make sure that minnesota stands out this year and it will so i think the the community should be very proud of not only the host committee and the fact that the super bowl's coming uh i have tremendous admiration for.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM
"And across the country so that's the difference here too there are lots of great parties great concerts lots of wonderful things that happen they super bowl but this one is called a party with a purpose because it only has one purpose that's to raise awareness dollars for hunger so a seven hundred dollars ticket uh you can write off uh a good percentage of that uh just because of your your you're making donation of the value but then also but you know feel good that you just greeted fifty six hundred uh meals to families in need just when they need it so beautiful thing and i'm not upon and it's i mean this will sell out soon well here's this is a timely conversation we're having uh if i if someone's got a small company um you know you can't write the big checks to be part of the big stuff that super bowl when it comes to town but you could certainly be part of smaller things so consider this for your clients your best associates your your vendors anybody family friend neighbor's dog catchers countries i mean it this is the party you want to say uh you know let's go out and really really show what's happening on saturday night because this is this is the premier event and it's going to be pretty spectacular and you don't wanna miss it because when it leaves town after the vikings win the super bowl and i say that i had a uh it's not coming back away and we just tactic maureen balanced talked about working with the super bowl committee well you know this is this is my twentyseventh year of doing this so i work with twenty seven different super bowl host committees in houston san francisco arizona cetera um we we've got the best of the best uh in in charge of the singaporean rain baoshan known for many many years uh she's also got a huge hearts for hunger released we've done a number of things we've started things out at the mall america together we've done a lot of things together and now she's the ceo of uh um the super bowl host committee here obviously i i don't have completely opd uh objective opinion of.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Seven hundred dollars on ounces in all its announces an ounce but you look at it in its be with thicket thoughts their legal you buy you get it on the street figure out on the street to get it and you save money to illegal but heroes like it's a little later maryland that's only gonna cost eur five to seven hundred dollars if you are in need of medical marijuana currently they have like eighteen thousand people signed up of former and another five thousand the registration request are are pending for medical marijuana those health insurance pay for the medical marijuana if you needed idle and that's a great question no idea nubby because i i wonder how many people out there number one are are sick enough and suffering from pain and and what have have you that they need the medical marijuana there'll be a lot of them they must expect a lot of customers because with twelve dispensaries that's a lot now while it but again i think there was much more they originally had the there were going to be of the problem is you just tell you have got this pentup demand and everybody wants to recoup their investments that's wide call so much officials at loyal to blake field catholic a high school thompson closed the school yesterday after threatening graffiti used a racial slur discovered in the bathroom stall the graffiti said no end words better be ah here come thursday earlier in the month there was another message on the same bathroom that red we hate and words according to police graffiti also include a drawing of a figure hanging from a new so uh i think it's a one of the options it somebody who really is a racist and uh is a expressing themselves and vandalizing and uh with this kind of thing in about from solve or too with somebody the relieve maiming i may not be erased as they just want to close the school we get the days off uh or three this is a um a.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on WCHS
"Two yeah we talk about technology new products things like every single show here on the kim commando show because you know there's one thing i love about technology i love about my job is that there are always new things in the mess and as i've been doing the show over the years we have you know the tech winners in the tech losers and in i get the new products to get the pressure releases and i ran across this story online about tech flops that maybe not should have been flops that maybe they were just really ahead of their time like like for example first up i don't know of anybody remembers this wind it was the apple newton message pad without out 1993 hi kind they remember it a little bit it was what they called the pda the the personal digital assistant i remember this is 1993 it was seven hundred dollars it had handwritingrecognition it could recognize ten thousand words right of the box you could schedule meetings you could be data to other they're devices i mean a pricey mobile device built by apple i mean how could that ever be ahead well i feel like it was the precursor to that i found in some ways like kinda like member the car funds from the 80s at the giant brick in that oh yeah you know sorta like that i actually remember and niebuhr having the newton and walking down the street with this enormous thick heavy device in you got a dane is like boohbooh on it and it looked really fancy member but we didn't really have much to judge friday i mean it then it you know but that was really something in 1990 really why is that maybe we weren't just we weren't ready for it i don't think so oh i don't think that we were me i was still use them i texas instruments you know what i'm saying now not ready to move on well i just recently found out as cleaning up out some drawers and i found my by pink motorola or razor file i should give that to you that like two elite had hung out because i had the sidqi can i be dazzled it never now you have merely dazzled now yeah chris thailand oh yeah eight laser disc i don't really remember.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"The seven hundred dollars a month at age seventy seven and something happened where she lived in a normal life expectancy to may be age eighty three and i don't know what it is easy to eighty three seven hundred a month goes away an an sergio is doc back the another for the rest of his life yeah plus a but the route is is is the same thing you're you're stuck with that and then now sergio didn't last long maybe it didn't matter it's all those search when it when it comes down to it yeah all right hope that helps sergio i noticed emails van here for a little while okay so i'd hang on for another email in just a moment i wanted to give you this we we're we're going to do trivia in the next segment but i have this when that just crossed my my desk and we'll see what this means to anybody to remember health savings accounts there are they're still there still out there oddly enough say hsa as we have that heard a whole lot about eight as they came in with president clinton right don't know when they came in it was the first i heard about him was late clinton early president global you this tutut of they were expecting him to they put a cap on how the new the it was almost like a test period we can't have any more than old number and we get we've never even come close to the cap should have taken off right it's like limiting the number of of a charger fans you know holy though there into a stadium right i mean please we cannot accept more than twenty seven thousand at this time and anyway are okay but but here's the deal hsa balances the balances and health savings account increase in 2016 abri tells us that.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Seven hundred dollars you know y s h was whoa set it at the easy tom so go a little blond well that's kind of what i was saying earlier this morning i mean now we're paying seven hundred dollars for a phone and we don't really bad and i because you can divide up the payments and it doesn't seem like that much money dez bryant and a cell phone cost about three hundred dollars less than that the new a cell phone so here oh boy well i certainly does seem to have been changing the fabric of the culture jaw and there's no doubt about it because we're getting more and more of these stories with just blistering frequency and you know jessica's right is an app for this was an app for that you you know you've got the snapchat and the instagram and all the stuff and i just don't think a lot of people realize that by by virtue of this technology and these devices that they are creating a uh an online personality and presence that will dog graham for the rest of their lives but good card free shared we're gonna take a real quick when we come back we're other side phone lines will take a few 'cause you listen a with micron jessica let us know what you think though facebook question of the day has been posted and is waiting for your feedback superstation one on one wyde you have so many things on your plate right now the last thing you need to worry about is your ruth but the storm that just hit recently your home pretty hard and you free share the large branches lying in your guy.
"seven hundred dollars" Discussed on KBNP AM 1410
"Only seven hundred dollars per month in order satisfy the state fee to defend ourselves legally and i was heard it goes on it's got a video record of the leak or you erupts says where the thank me for motivating him to get off his duff start taking action above and beyond our memberships in the nra in texas rifles association will billy let me this throw this out now thank you sir all i do is just sit here i'm a wind that parrot you got off your death you drove to the state capital you got into the capitol building in your real cheer you signed up to give testimony you showed up you showed up so they're gonna do people i don't know how many ways i can put it how many times we can talk about it a we're in the war actually we're in a lot of battles the but all mix up one more you look at what happened in manchester at war and here's the keeps orient as iceland no actually if you start paying attention you start doing your research you will find that happens every week there's a bombing attack like that every week somewhere and in the us san bernardino terrorist attack or hurt terrorist attack navy our terrorist attack on honor oh well you know there's no oh well terrorist attacks here and then there is a subject of just pure crazy crazies everywhere telling crazy is not so craziest people drive their cars cutting you off beat offended because the touch you're driving to slower net some kind of a personal affront to them and so they're going to go smash your.