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"taylor william" Discussed on ESPN Daily
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Like you said, it Spencer Rattler was the talk of the town. He was expected to be the Heisman favorite last season. And there was a lot of hype about him. And so nobody really was talking about Williams at all. And no. That was sort of expected, right? I mean, rattler was had all the makings of Heisman woman quarterback with he was going to be Riley's next, you know, and if all the product. And so it was out of nowhere really that this happened. But I think once Caleb entered the game, which was during the Texas game where they were down. Yeah, the red rivers showdown, the annual rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma, where Caleb Williams enters the game at the start of the second quarter with the sooners down 28 to 7. The length of a football is to keep her all the way makes a cut. There's his free and lookout. Taylor Williams in the secondary. They're trying to run him down. Touchdown Oklahoma. 66 yards on fourth and a foot. You can see a shift in not just what Caleb could do on the field, which was a little different than when rattler was able to do on the field, but also in the way teammates and the team as a whole responded to that. It really kind of gave us vision of, okay, there's a really good quarterback who has all the skill level and all the talent to lead this team to a playoff. But then there's this other quarterback who has this ridiculous amount of raw talent who also can bring forth this kind of leadership. This natural leadership that is having his teammates really root for him or rally around him in a way that maybe isn't so common, right? And so I think, you know, I don't know if Riley noticed that and that led to his decision to eventually just play Williams. I think he would probably tell you that it was because it was the guy he thought he could help win them games. And I think that's what he wants. That's why he went with Williams over rat eventually. But it was clear from the beginning that this guy had something special, right? That wasn't just talent. It was more than that. Yeah, Spencer Rattler, for those who've already forgotten, was supposed to be the next big dual threat quarterback coming into college and then taking over the NFL. Like it was supposed to be him and not Caleb Williams doing all of this stuff. And rattler had all these big marketing deals, right? All of this hype. But Caleb gave them a boost in this game. A game that Oklahoma came all the way back to when, by the way, 55 to 48. Williams has to recover the snap now tries to make some magic touchdown. A crucial score for OU. And that starts this sort of holy sequence of events that leaves you wondering like, what does Lincoln Riley know that we don't? And so how would you describe the connection between coach and player that resulted in this degree of faith in just a freshman? Yeah, I think it's safe to say that the connection that Riley has with William just kind of unique. They've realized that they have the perfect combination of talent and scheme. In this system that has allowed killed to not just show his talent, but also help with games. And so I think that's a trust that they developed over time. I think something Caleb has talked about this season is how that is familiarity with the system that Riley uses has grown. And with that has come that trust, right? I mean, there's part of what Riley does with it for this kind of modified every system as he gives a lot of trust at the quarterback. Yes. That's crucial to the system succeeding. And so I talked to how mummy was kind of The Godfather of the air raid at the beginning of the season and he just harped on that right. It's quarterback. You have to trust the court of quarterback. You have to let him call plays. You have to let him make changes at the line of scrimmage. And you know, I think maybe last season at Oklahoma, rightly wasn't ready to fully turn that over to Caleb. It's almost like he wasn't ready at that point to trust that this freshman should be the one to break all of his play calls. Of course, yeah, exactly. And then this season, it feels like that. It's turned, right? And in some ways, it's had to be by necessity. They came from a different program to try to build something at USC. I wouldn't say from scratch because they're bringing that system over, but they had to kind of bring everybody else into the fold. That's when that trust even took on a whole nother level because what Riley was preaching, you know, in the film room in the practice field by kill was having to go out there and actually show. And I think that ended up working perfectly because all the guys really bought into the system and really embraced that this was what was going to take them to the next level. Yeah, it seems like they almost that Lincoln Riley and Caleb Williams are almost speaking. Their own language here. And it sounds like it's almost a literal language that you've described. Sometimes it's just a whistle, right? I think one of his teammates, one of the players pointed out that he just sees them sometimes. What so at each other? And they know what to do or Riley whistles at him or maybe it's just kind of a look. We kind of communicate really fast. When I'm on the field and he's on the sidelines, and sometimes I'll call a player, he likes it and he'll give me the shoulders, which normally means go ahead or give me a thumbs up, which means go ahead. So it's a lot more trust. Caleb knows that he communicates it to the rest of the team. It really is like their own language. And they're able to kind of fold into that, that flexibility that kilowatts with the line is coming to change the call. I think they're on the same page on almost every play. And really the results have shown that right. I mean, I think we're kind of talking about Caleb producing all these plays where he's extending them and turning them into
"taylor william" Discussed on Bet The Board
"BYU, we head into tinseltown, where it's the USC Trojans amid the start of a new regime that see their win total set at 9 and a half. You do need to lay a dollar 20 to go over at FanDuel sportsbook and SC finds themselves conference favorites at plus a dollar 50 to win the PAC 12 championship. Obviously, Lincoln Riley, playoff appearance, Heisman winners, NFL quarterbacks. He has a very decorated resume for what he was able to accomplish as headman at Oklahoma. There are obviously reasons to feel optimistic about USC this fall. The offense returns and experience line. Caleb Williams provides a dynamic dual threat quarterback. Lincoln Riley is significant coaching upgrade over his predecessor clay Hilton. Then again, who isn't? And a schedule that appears at least on the surface to be much more manageable, but SC isn't without question marks and concerns as well. Depth, the very real problem is they ended spring with just 60 healthy bodies. The culture around the program to close out last season wasn't great. And nearly 40 players who were on last year's team are no longer with the program as 16 new players have transferred in. And to be quite honest, you read about this team, you watch them on the football field last year. The defense, in my opinion, lacks a lot of playmaking talent, can Lincoln Riley start to scratch the surface of what USC needs to become to keep a very passionate alumni base happy about a return to prominence. Feels like a really polarizing team, either you think the talent and Lincoln Riley are good enough to make a college football playoff run or you're selling in your selling hard. There doesn't seem to really be an in between here. That's what kind of intrigues me is because I'm someone who's kind of in between. There was some sharp money that came in early this off season under 9 and a half wins. The market did not respect that. We're still at 9 and a half over -20. The talent here is plentiful, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Caleb Williams, Mario Williams, Jordan Addison, who's apparently not happy right now. Travis die, Austin Jones, Brendan rice, the list goes on and on with skill position talent. Hopefully everyone can get along and mesh. But there's clearly a different vibe this season with Lincoln Riley. He knows what he's doing. The offense makes sense. Last year's USC offense, whether it was scheme or game plan or formations, the ability for one play or drive to set up the next. It just wasn't there. The coaching staff didn't have the ability to really adjust to all the rush three drop 8. It was seeing from defenses. But from what I saw in the spring game and what I hear from people I trust. USC's offense came together quicker than anybody expected this spring. Now that happens when you have a quarterback and a head coach and an offense and some receivers that are all intertwined and know each other and know the system. If you're a naysayer or you're trying to play devil's advocate, Caleb Williams is probably the focal point. We know he's a 5 star talent. He's in the system for a second season. He's in a conference where defense is routinely optional. In my mind, it would be impossible for this offense not to be a top 25 unit. But if you're making the case for something worse, Caleb Williams only started 7 games. And if you dig deep into Caleb Williams in big 12 conference play last season, there was this seismic shift in production when he played a good defense compared to a poor defense. Williams was great against defenses in a lesser weight class. But he struggled when the competition increased and hell, he got t-k-o'd in the Baylor game. Lincoln Riley throwing the freaking towel. He was like, going back to Spencer Rattler here. If you look at the 6 big 12 games Caleb Williams started last season and separate them into two categories. The first teams that finished with a schedule adjusted defense inside the top 20 of which there were three Oklahoma state, Iowa state and Baylor, and then made a second bucket with the three defenses that finished outside the top 70 in schedule adjusted defensive efficiency. Kansas, Texas tech and TCU, the dichotomy is staggering against the three toughest defenses Taylor Williams completed 49% of his passes. 6.4 yards per pass attempt. That was more than a two and a half yard decrease below the season average. Four passing touchdowns to 5 turnover worthy plays, his adjusted accuracy was below 60%. Caleb Williams did all his damage against the big 12s defensive tracks. 12 touchdown passes to just one turnover worthy play against that trio of Kansas, Texas tech and TCU, adjusted accuracy above 86%, 11.8 yards per pass attempt. It's just something to think about this season if it were to go awry. Obviously you mentioned some of the depth concerns, Todd. But we all look at Caleb Williams and he's this 5 star recruit any bench Spencer Sanders are Spencer Rattler effectively. And he's still a 5 star transfer. And we just have these high hopes for him, but it's like, he's still super young. There's not a lot of game action there. There is a different path to some negativity with his game. USC returns four offensive linemen. They bring in a tackle transfer in Bobby Haskins from Virginia. He's an above average tackle the last 800 snaps in the ACC and that is a conference that sends more defensive line talent to the league than anyone not named the SEC. That was the only lineman Lincoln Riley brought in in the 2022 class from high school or the portal. It's a thin unit. I do like the interior of USC's O line heading into the season, Andrew Voorhees is an elite pass blocker and run blocker. He's got a running mate and Bret nilan, who's fantastic. Jonah monahan was a plus lineman. USC's O line caught a lot of flack in recent years. And for the most part, it is well deserved. But last season, USC only allowed a 23% pressure rate on Keaton's slovis and Jackson dart snaps. They were top 20 an opportunity rate. The real issue again is depth, and I think Todd, you mentioned that number at the top of spring ending with only 60 healthy scholarship players. So that is something to think about. Overall, for USC's offense, though. If the high end talent can get along, and the money doesn't make things messy, and the O line can stay healthy, this is an offense that can hang 40 pretty easily, especially with the schedule of defenses at place. One projected top 30 defense and it's week 12 against Notre-Dame. The 11 other defenses have an average projected efficiency rank of 70th. So this is going to be an offense that I think hums. I really believe that. When I look at USC, I almost wonder if this is an offense that won't be plagued necessarily by its talent, but the compilation of egos and folks buying into the culture. You hate to say it because we'll obviously see if it manifests on the football field, but when a player like Jordan Addison gets recruited, whatever terminology you want to use, pulled away from Pittsburgh and he's already apparently unhappy with his NIL deal.
"taylor william" Discussed on Opening Arguments
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"taylor william" Discussed on The Bobby Bones Show
"And assume dinner senator like two tables over and his on. The back of his wife's head is toward me. And i'm like i think that's been in kaelin like well. Let me see she does. She's not familiar with his music. But she's like. I've heard a lot about our friends that like him so she looks them up but she's like comparing the instagram to him and so she's like. Yeah that's him that she finds us why she goes. Yeah looks back of her head. And so i didn't wanna go up and bother them at dinner and also you know. I don't want to be a fan while the guys eating bill alley been regular show but he had to walk by us to go to the bathroom and so as he was walking. I don't know if he saw me or not before he got to the table. And i was like it's kind of because i didn't want him to walk by not even see me and then i was embarrassed so i just he'd been and then as what up dude and Gave dabs and i'm not sure if even who i was then i did. I think he did. But i had message to him earlier immediately when i saw him on instagram cinema. Dm damning. i was like. Hey i'm thinking i'm sitting three tables over from you but then you went back and saw it. I think he put it all together that it was in coke. I think have been very awkward. But it's kind of cool to see somebody famous at dinner. Yeah because then you just watch them eat. I couldn't tell his wife his wife was there was a eater. Messy eater well. He was dressed up. I think they were okay. It's a pretty nice dinner. Pretty nice place but saw ben rector and i you know i if there's food on the table never what their kids or they're eating. Never bother anyone. If they're walking around in your fan. Tell me fan asked for a picture. What about bathroom. Oh no i get hit with that rain this weekend. And i was at the urinal i didn't even get of european. I didn't get to wash my hands. A finish up zip up shaky shake and my gucci source is being careful and so but i before i get to the sank. A picture and i was like My my perfect world for me would have been from to wait outside the bathroom. After i wash my hands then i walk out and happy to take a picture. It was like yeah man picture. Let me wash my hands. I'll wash my hands but then we took it in the bathroom. Yeah it's weird Which felt weird pain in the background. I did it. But i think perfect world for me would have been wash. Wait outside happy to take a picture. One time i was peeing in a guy came over the top of he was in a stall and he came into the picture but he came over the top and look down. What as being you bones. And i'm like oh how vulnerable. Yeah it stunk. 'cause i think i didn't like was embarrassed and colleague pants too quick pete a little bit my panel so but it was good but did go to the red sox game saturday night it was amazing it was really one of the greatest experiences that is the most fun thing i could possibly do is go to fayetteville and go to resurrect from game that to me is a plus the most fun thing i can do period in my life and for us to go and win like that the funny part is is that i don't do horns down just because i have too many friends at coach either at texas or i don't like just rivalry standpoint i love texas lubbock can't get enough of it but out of respect i don't do horns down because for me too many friends that have coached or coaching have gone to school there and so i don't want to be in a picture doing horns down however caitlyn is oh you shouldn't care she does not give a crab and someone was like people were like i can't believe you root against the longhorns you traitor you hewlett in austin for twat like guys of your mind right now i i am as pure arkansas as you can be and i wrote against anybody playing and i wrote especially hard against texas. We're old school rivals from before i was born so you did do horns down okay. A s she did horns down of people can't believe now she's doing it and i'm like guys she's been doing this whole life like you think. Arkansas has beat for texas beef from oklahoma texas. Yeah so but we went and it was it was it was really great. We got we went on the field. I saw jalen who i do the deal with. Yeah jalen williams. Says i'll deal with him where you can pay college players now to do stuff. He's your spokesperson and so he. Tallest extends john He's looking very little. But i mean you know that Bobby i know but like if you don't know how tall is. You just see that picture bobby in your life. If you go over to my instagram you'll see jalen williamson is standing beside each other. He may be one of the people i've ever met crazy. Anybody that tall have i do. I know i've ever met anyone. Seven foot. like met them had a conversation with them. Have you guys know think so. You're in well players. I've been to. But i but but i'm talking about meeting like standing next to them shaking hands. I've ever met shack. I've stood next to shacking yao ming. Where i worked for the spurs. Those are the giants. So i would having one. Well yeah. they're huge humans. Yeah so that game was awesome. It was. We got home and just kind of chilled yesterday. Yom seven six elegant was seven seven the wrestler. He just died he died. I don't know about just but he died. Yeah but Next senator who taylor williams crazy. The whole basketball team is and it's like you can see them coming because it's just a whole talk even the short guys. I remember once. I was with eli manning and his dad archie. Yes and just standing in talking to going your massive but on. Tv doesn't massive because everybody's massa and eli six five. Oh really see. I thought he was smaller. But when you're when he's always around giants he looks normal. And i remember just talking to you like going. I cannot believe how big you are not on db you told him. That didn't In his brother. Cooper was there is kind of those three guys were all sitting around. It was like a pre super bowl thing. One time in cooper's like six four. i think cooper's son is the one who's number one rated quarterback. Oh yeah Amiss no no. I was in high school. Yeah but i'm trying to figure out where he's going to go.
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"Number of cars. It was also the function of a major road widening project. I was eighteen. When i took that first trip i turned fifty last week. They're still widening the five. The traffic is still unbelievable. Here's the thing. No matter how many lanes they add to the interstate traffic will still be terrible for two reasons. First because adding more capacity induces more people to use the roads and second because the wider the road gets the more living in working space it occupies and further apart. Everything else gets and the more people need to drive to get to where they want to be. Despite what geometrically illiterate billionaires would have you believe reality has a well-known bias in favor of public transit pudding. Mark cars on the road makes cars worse. You can't solve that with tunnels nor with self driving cars. You can't even solve it by adding bike. Lanes bike substitute for transit. Journeys not car trips. Multiply the number of people by the number of miles and divided by the area. The city and you'll quickly see that. Mass transit is literally the only way to clear congestion period and yet they keep adding lanes to the five. It's as wide as a football field now and the traffic is worse than ever. It will only get worse for so long as they keep. Adding lanes relieving traffic by widening highways is like losing weight by eating ice cream. No matter how many calories you burn by lifting the spoon to your mouth. It's never going to offset the calories in the ice cream. There's a name for a race where you have to run faster and faster just to stay in one place. The red queen's race stop digging. Red queen's races are everywhere when all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail so whatever it is you're good at you'll do more of as the saying goes when you find yourself at the bottom of a hole stop. Digging disney theme park capacity management is a prisoner of the red queen's race. The more crowded the park gets the more people want to come so disney builds rides which brings in more crowds. Just like the i. Five that runs to its doorstep disney's main congestion management technique actually increases congestion surge pricing back in two thousand sixteen disney introduced surge pricing to its theme park tickets since then ticket prices have been quote dynamic changing day to day based on anticipated crowds at the time surge pricing was well. Surging uber was still viewed as an innovator and not as a basil defined as the magic interval when a confidence trickster knows he has the money. He is appropriated but the victim does not yet understand. He has lost it. Uber told investors and riders and drivers that surge pricing was an elegant congestion fighting weapon that sprang directly from the scripture of neoclassical economics if the supply of labor is too low increase. The prices bid for workers labor and workers will leave the sofa slide behind the wheel and equalize supply and demand. It was a cute story. But that's all it was after all before the term surge pricing was invoked. There was another nastier for the practice. Price-gouging pure transfer. It's been a long time since. America had a functional antitrust enforcement program. Reagan killed it and every administration since has doug it's grave a little deeper but the last vestige of anti-monopoly law that american enforcers still care about as price-gouging. The post reagan antitrust rule is that monopoly is fine so long as it doesn't make prices go up. This is called. The consumer welfare theory in practice offenses against consumer welfare are hard to prove when a monopolist raises prices they blame it on increases in the cost of labor or materials or some other factor like saturn's transit through venus but there is one kind of price hike that can unambiguously be attributed to market power surge prices in the efficient q. and the case against dynamic pricing from the iowa law review seventeen fifty nine twenty twenty a law and economic scholar from the university of kentucky name ramsey a woodcock presents a devastating argument against surge pricing showing that it necessarily violates antitrust law. Woodcock argument goes like this when demand for a company's product or service outstripped the supply. It has two choices either can ask customers to line up. And take their chances queuing or it can hike prices until enough people have dropped out that supply and demand matchup remember. Modern antitrust law cares about one thing consumer welfare. The one thing businesses can't legally use their market power to do is raise prices. Normally it would be hard to determine what a fair price would be for a good or service but in the case of surge pricing we have a clear answer that pre surge price if a toy company charges. Fourteen ninety nine for this year's hot christmas gift then it's told us but the fair prices fourteen ninety nine. The company produced as many toys thought it could sell and set a price based on the prophet believed. It needed to stay in business. If the toy is an overnight success and the company raises the price to thirty dollars that extra fifteen dollars and one cent is a pure transfer money that had had implicitly stated that it didn't need as an incentive to produce taken from the public and sent to its shareholders would call considers the traditional economic arguments against this including uber's argument that surge pricing brings more producers into the market to meet demand. This isn't true. We were always pockets extra when it does surge pricing at riders and drivers expense further. He points out the companies facing surges. Do everything they can to prevent other companies from entering the market to soak up excess demand like using trademark and patent and copyright to prevent the production of substitute goods surges are by definition. transient once. Everyone has that popular toy or once. It's vogue has passed. We don't need more. Production production is slow even if surge pricing incentivizes competitors to enter the market. They'll arrive too late. Queuing and touting next woodcock considers queuing he points out that economists hate cues as they are quote unproductive. The people standing in queues aren't doing something else that they might enjoy more like relaxing with a good book or that might be more profitable like driving an uber but with the digital age comes a new kind of q of virtual queue with apps and websites. We can join queues and a much more efficient way. Even if you have to button mash for a couple of minutes to maximize your chance of getting the short supply item. That's infinitely more productive than lining up for a week for the new iphone. Virtual queues can also be formed well in advance of an item's launch which can allow manufacturers to adjust production to meet the demand as if everyone who wanted to buy. The new iphone got in line so long before the ship date that apple could actually rent out an extra production line to make sure everyone got one but economists. Don't just hate us because they're inefficient. They also hate them. Because they tend to create secondary markets in which tout's spend lavishly to hog the line say by paying low wage workers to wait in line or by renting cloud servers to hammer the virtual queue server the instant the line opens then the tout relist the items at huge markups creating the auction that the original seller for went in favor of qs in this version of the economic story everything always becomes an auction and the only question is who will receive the surplus the manufacturer or the tout woodcock admits that this sometimes happens but he says that so long as some of the items are going to people who stood in the queue because they really wanted them then there will be higher consumer welfare than if all the items were auctioned off tout free zone. But that's not always true. Disney parks don't have tout's because disney admissions and fast passes are strongly tied to the identity of the purchaser and transferring them to someone else's a complex process that the company itself overseas is someone snapping up all the disneyland tickets for next wednesday and then auctioning off on the dark web. Disney would know it was happening as soon as the tout submitted. Fifty thousand transfer requests. This is an interesting contrast with the vertical monopolist ticketmaster which is cornered. The market on tickets. Venues ticketmaster operates. Its own secondary market. Nominally a place for you to sell a ticket that you queued up for but don't need anymore. It turns out that ticketmaster secondary market is actually entirely populated by tout's who collude with ticketmaster to snap up every ticket for every popular show and then relisted in an auction. You see when ticketmaster sells a ticket for the first time it only shares the small dollar face value income with a performer. When it colludes with tout's to sell that ticket again at an inflated auction price the two conspirators get to split the pure profit without having to give anything to the creative workers whose labour makes the ticket valuable so from woodcock perspective. Disney's virtual queues are practically perfect. They're efficient. They don't have a problem and they respect consumer welfare but disney doesn't use cues for parking missions uses surge pricing. The queues are only used inside of the parks to get on the rides. This is a worst of all possible. Worlds violation of antitrust law and it has steadily eroded the quality of day at the disney park in different ways for both old hands and new visitors tune in next week for part five expectations management. And actually. you're going to have to wait a couple of weeks for that. Because next week as i said i will be at the conference in salt lake city. Maybe seeing some of you and not podcasting hope you have a great couple of weeks. Talk to you soon. You've been listening to the corey. Dr podcast licensed under grade of commons attribution noncommercial share like. Us three point. Oh or as woody guthrie. Put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the us under seal of copyright one five four zero eight five for a period of twenty eight years and anyone. 'cause singing it without our permission we'll be a mighty good friend of aren't because we don't give dern publish it right at singers swing a yodel. We wrote it. That's all we wanted to do. Many thanks to john taylor williams for mastering. That's right next studio w. r. y. And he c. K studio at gmail.com. John taylor williams is a fulltime self employed audio engineer producer composer and sound designer and his free time. He makes jewelry odd musical instruments in furniture. 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"taylor william" Discussed on Perspective
"Our professions. If our mental health is not at its peak in we are well. And so what simone biles has done has shown great courage. She has made it so much easier for us in the mental health community to do jobs for someone at her level. The greatest of all time at this young woman's young age is just amazing. And what she has done is taken her own mental health train. This is what's most important now to me and christine simone talk a lot about the immense pressure surrounding these olympic games. Even saying she felt the weight of the world on her shoulders. What do you think she meant by that. And what do you say to critics who say well. That pressure just comes with being elite athlete talking about being a survivor as well terrible. Horrific larry nassar Sex abuse scandal the worst sex abuse scandal in the history of sports and simone really had to put the sport on her back and be the conscience of the sport calling out the leaders for all of their failings. So she's been doing that over the last three or four years as she has herself been a survivor of this terrible sexual abuse for so i think she means that. And then as far as as those who are out there criticizing her. I hope she's not looking at that on social media. Of course those people will be out there but this is a great athlete. Who said i can't do it. And i think we need to believe her and listen to her respecter and learn from her as i believe. We're really looking a movement. Here of athletes michael phelps of course samuel sock now simone biles who are are talking about issues. That are so important. That'll into them. But your children. They're role models somalians and they can really help people around the world. So dr williams. What do you think is the broader impact of this decision on the overall conversation around mental health and sports but also mental health in general. You know the fact that we have athletes in entertainers and people who are so visible. You know who have fans everywhere. Simone biles action. On international stage will bring this conversation to the forefront that not only are athletes powerful an amazing people and what they do. They also human and they have to tend to their behavioral health. This conversation is going to elevate it's going to make us take a look at what they do but also the humanistic side that they are human that they feel everything that anyone else feels and that they cannot be pushed to breaking point. And i think the so many young women and young men who are looking at these athletes in saying. I'm going to be just like bam and be at the olympics one day but maybe i also suffer from anxiety or depression or i have mental. I can still do it. Abc's diane macedo. Speaking with abc's kenneth moton and usa today. Sports columnist christine brennan from tokyo. As well as therapist. Dr teresa taylor williams coming up as police officers testify about exactly what happened on capitol hill january six. We'll tell you where we stand when it comes to arrests and trials of the rioters on perspective after this americans are finally learning the truth this summer about tulsa oklahoma alot buried underneath the city. What be the answers. To a century old mystery the remains of victims from the tulsa race massacre of nineteen twenty one. How did this happen. Who responsible and how do we move forward. That's what we're trying to answer in tulsa sperry truth available now wherever you listen to podcasts from abc news. This is perspective this week stories. And why they matter. I'm sherry preston. Coming up the summer of seoul the other legendary concert that took place in one thousand nine sixty nine but first dramatic testimony this week from four police officers who tried to defend the capital on january. Sixth they were the first witnesses to the house. Select committee investigating the riot that took place on the day. That joe biden's win as president was solidified by congress as required in the constitution. Abc's rachel scott was at the hearing the hearing raw and emotional surgeon and kill noga nell army. Veteran testified i sang. The insurrection was more terrifying than serving in iraq officer. Daniel hodges visibly shaken forced to relive the moment he was pinned in the doorway by men who called terrorists at the hearing. We saw new videos. Supporters of president trump barreling their way into the capital as metropolitan police officers. Michael known and daniel hodges as well as capital police officers aquilino grenell and harry done. Tried to hold them off. Here's just some of what they had to say. They've ripped off my badge. They grabbed and strip me of my radio. They seized ammunition that was secure to my body. A began to beat me with their fish. And with what felt like hard metal objects man attempted to rip the baton from my hands and we wrestle for control i retain my web effort to push them back. He yelled at me. You're on the wrong team. One man tried and failed to build. Report with me shouting. Are you my brother and other takes. A different tack shouting. You will die on your knees. Or the first time i was more freight to work at the capitol in mind tie deployment to iraq as four officers. We would do january six. All over again. Wouldn't stay home because we knew it was gonna happen. We would so that's courageous. So where do we stand when it comes to the arrests and trials of those who push shoved and beat their way into the. Us capitol on january sixth abc's. Aaron katersky has been following the department of justice investigation and joins us now. Where do we stand when it comes to arrests when it comes to possible convictions. And maybe a trial of some of these people who carried out some of these attacks sherry there have now been more than five hundred fifty people by our count charged by federal prosecutors in washington. Dc with various roles. Well over one hundred have been accused of of attacking police officers. Outright others have been charged with unlawfully entering the capital or being on restricted grounds and disrupting the congressional procedure. That was underway to certify the election and prosecutors said they are not going to stop until they identify everyone that can be identified and a lot of them have been identified in fact by members of the public. Many of them are starting plea negotiations now. Just a handful have actually been fully convicted and sentenced so this prosecution is going to go on for months and months. There were a lot of people who have now are looking charges. That are mostly misdemeanors. They were in the the the capital. They found themselves there and now they found themselves. Maybe without jobs or facing other personal consequences. Have there been cases of that happening because of what happened on january six. The public has completely turned. It seemed on the rioters. And and of course in political certain corners. They find support. That's not a surprise. Some of them have tried to downplay their role. Some criminal defense attorneys have tried to suggest that they're being unduly punished but at other turns. Judges have in fact sought to really admonished defense attorneys. Who tried to downplay the impact of of the january sixth right at the capitol on american democracy and won't allow these defense attorneys to get away with it and so to the public when some of these people have been identified. They have lost jobs. They've been turned in in some cases by their employer by their own family members in some cases and many of them sherri. Let's be honest not hard to find. They bragged about their endeavor online and posted pictures about it. There was one guy just charged this week. A former state senate candidate a plumber from brooklyn who posted pictures and was actively talking to rent on social media about his participation and at point though he kind of realized. Oh hey we better take some of these videos down. And you get the sense to that for some of the defendants. They really ended up getting caught in.
"taylor william" Discussed on Perspective
"That doesn't mean it's easy. Money for decades longtime performers have gone kicked off websites and payment processors and that's only becoming more common as the industry move salon. Sex work is really vast and all encompassing needle performer. From nearly three decades cinnamon love has acted in films and worked as a dominatrix among other jobs explained that during the pandemic some in-person sex workers face the same issues as many independent contractors because they couldn't access unemployment benefits. If you are doing in person sex work it's really hard to even get government entitlements because if you don't have an address you can't apply for food stamps or medicaid if you don't have a pasthe or ten ninety nine or tax returns it's hard to get housing strip clubs. Were not entitled to disaster. Loan assistance for small businesses. Because the so-called korean clauses that left many legal sex workers out of the paycheck protection program. Where p there's no safety net this leads to allow depression and a lot of people just giving up as the director of communication for the sex workers project at the urban justice center in new york. City zola bruce educates people about sex work and said that while online sex work may have been an attractive option during the pandemic online sex workers still face financial traps. We can't even really set a bank accounts unless we have another legalized job. So you don't have a bank account in your money is all either invent moa cash app. The pandemic has accelerated the shift to online work. It's been building for years but many are excited to get back to in person work any industry that will continue to exist for the foreseeable future. It's going to be full service sex for it. Hits the world's oldest profession for a reason. Michael tab narrated that report. He joins me now to talk about the findings. Tell us more about the some of the sex workers that have found themselves without a whole lot of support. Yeah i mean you think about an industry. that's incredibly stigmatized. You had people facing all sorts of different issues because of this you had people who were working in legal businesses like sex toy shops. Who were left out of small business loans. Because of prurient clauses that blocked any money to businesses of a objectionable moral nature. If you even go to the small business administration website as though you're starting to apply for these check box and it's right there about the business being of a korean nature and you have to select that. I mean i think one of the really hard things about this is that some sex workers are really struggling at the extreme levels of society. So you have people who are selling sex on the street and you can still do that during a pandemic. it's just incredibly dangerous and it's a really really particularly spot to be especially because when demand gets lower you may end up being forced into terms. That aren't as safe. Tell me a little bit more about the the workers who are helping other workers get by teaching them how to make a living online teaching them how to kind of gain the system. If you will just so. I spoke with cinnamon. Love an adult film actress. Who's been in the field for decades and has done all sorts of work from working the dominatrix to adult films and she started this group. That is really looking to help educate younger people of color. Who are interested in sex work so they can make this maybe not a lucrative profession but can make enough to support themselves support their families and it really is about developing a community especially on a platform only fans which doesn't really have a search function for finding sex workers. You really need to be able to market yourself. Were you encouraged by anything in your piece that you did. I think even just the label. Sex worker has a lot of power in that. It's able to bring a lot of different people together. There're so many levels of privilege within this but having people come together as sex workers seems like it's really been important in building the community as a whole and fighting for different things like decriminalization. Well michael tab your piece is is great and you can find it on fivethirtyeight website about sex work during the pandemic and all the ways that people have had to change because of it really appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. Thanks so much. I really appreciate it. The conversation in tokyo has mostly focused on the corona virus and whether the olympic games should actually be going on at all. Well they are going on and then came. The shocking moment on gymnastics floor. usa star. simone. Biles pulling out of the women's team final an the women's individual all around competition for which she won gold five years ago citing mental health concerns. Simone biles is considered by many to be the greatest olympic gymnasts of all time but she was under so much pressure after dominating 2016 performance this year's games however came on the heels of the larry nassar sex abuse trial byles herself a victim of his crimes and she's been dealing with like the rest of us even more stress amid the pandemic. Abc's kenneth moton. Was there when it happened. He's in tokyo talked about it this week with. Abc's diane macedo in a roundtable that also included usa today. Sports columnist christine brennan and therapist. Dr teresa taylor williams kenneth. I'll start with you. You were actually in the arena. Eight simone biles stumbled on vault and then pulled out of the team finals. How did she and her team seem as this all happened. Well they seem pretty confident that they should move the way they were moving. Which is for. Simone biles to pull out to step away to allow team. Usa gymnastics to move forward so that they could get as many points as they could again winning silver. But i will say for those inside. Those stands even though there are no public spectators a lot of media there. A lot of people who analyze simone biles and what she can do. There was first concern for simone biles because we all want to know what was going on selfishly. There was disappointment. Because when it comes to simone biles there is no one who can do what she's she's the greatest of all time. You have a chance to see her compete in person. You want that but you also have to think about her health and safety which is why we've seen the outpouring of support for simone biles. Many praising her actions saying that she needs a mental health day. She needs that mental health rest and many pointing out that. When it comes to gymnastics. Diana this is a dangerous sport of gymnasts have his or her mind in that right place they can hurt themselves. They can injure themselves break their next. They can even killed themselves by what they do there. And so this is something that has to be a priority and christine. I know you're in tokyo as well. What are you hearing from. Other athletes about byles decision to now withdraw from the individual all around as well that has just rocked these olympic games the ripple effects are all over. Everyone's talking about it. When i say everyone at the swimming venue all the swimmers go by katie. Decky and arjan titmus from australia being asked about it especially katie Talking in in a beautiful way about somalian there three days apart in age born in march. One thousand nine hundred ninety seven their parallel structure than their lives and and of course Two of the biggest things here. And can you talk about just how hard it is. This is not like a swimmer going out and having a bad day but they could still maybe swim or a runner or even a football player baseball player. Simone biles could get injured very seriously if she's not on top of her game and i think that is of course again a concern of so many of the olympic athletes so dr williams if simone biles at her arm or leg or something like that. It'd be really easy to understand why she wouldn't compete but a lot of people. Just don't get why mental health would impede someone from competing like this. So can you explain.
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"On a model produced by a pair of physicist who took a break from their discipline to kind of deniau when the plan was unveiled the physicist made disparaging remarks about epidemiology to the press saying that modeling human interactivity lack the quote intellectual thrill of their usual fare. How did the model go so very awry immediately. Blow past the worst case. Scenario of one hundred cases and rise to seven hundred eighty cases. Simple the model did not account for the students attending drunken parties where they breathed on each other a law. Anyone who studies public health knows the importance of qualitative factors even seemingly precise quantitative figures. Like the infamous are not describing. The rate of spread of a pathogen is heavily dependent on qualitative. Factors that you just can't do. Math on are not doesn't just depend on things. Like how many virus particles. Must you inhale before you are likely to become infected. It depends every bit as much on things like do. People trust public health authorities enough to report their contacts after they're diagnosed with an infection but mathematical models operate on quantitative elements to do math on a qualitative measurement. You must first. Quantum is it assigning a numeric value to it this is also a qualitative exercise. Because how much does this hurt. Or how intense does the shade of blue appear to you. Or how much do you trust. The cdc are not questions with precise deterministic answers quantitative disciplines physics math and especially computer science make a pretense objectivity they make very precise measurements of everything that can be measured precisely assigned deceptively precise measurements to things that can't be measured precisely and jettison the rest on the grounds that you can't do mathematical operations on it. This is the qantas version of the drunkard. Search for car keys under the lamppost. We can't add subtract multiply or divide qualitative elements so we just incinerate them. Sweep up the dubious quantitative residue. That remains do math on that and simply assert that nothing important was lost in the process. This is one of the reasons that quote contact tracing apps were such a bust when a public health worker does contact tracing the call patients and the people who may have been exposed to them establish a person to person rapport with those people win their trust and both questioned them about other contacts and give advice on how to get tested and avoid potential future spread by contrast the quote contact tracing apps. We were urged to install. We're purely quantitative they measured whether to low powered bluetooth radios. Were within range of one. Another and for how long if your bluetooth device was in range of a device that belonged to some with positive test you get a notification that you've been exposed exposure notification is the residue that's left behind when you put contact tracing in the quantitative incinerator shrivel of context in connection the numeric facts that your device was in contact with another device for clinically. Significant duration does very little to contain the disease. It doesn't distinguish between devices that sense one another in adjacent sealed automobiles and slow moving traffic and devices that make contact while their owners were competing to set the all time fort lauderdale record for the longest eyeball licking session. We knew how to make apps that notified people of exposure. We didn't and don't know how to make ops that trace contacts so we made exposure notification apps and declared that exposure notification was equivalent to contact. Tracing can look for my keys ride drop them fellow the lights. No good over there. There's nothing wrong with the urge to do math. The non deterministic chaotic nature of the universe sometimes serves up happy accidents but it produces a lot of unpredictable. Scary outcomes to cancer. Tsunamis meteoroid strikes pandemics forty years ago. A group of legal and economic scholars decided that even if determinism is hard to find in the natural world we should at least strive for predictable outcomes in our human institutions if a fundamental tenet of justice is that we're all equal before the law then shouldn't the law are rendered the same verdict whenever it is faced with the same facts the law and economics movement of the university of chicago was a joint legal economic project and it said about removing those elements of the law that are quote political that is elements of the law that turn on fuzzy qualitative questions and replaced them with crisp quote economic answers. If the law seeks to produce the greatest public benefit than public benefit must be calculable number. Not a social judgment otherwise too. Large grocery chains seeking to merge may find themselves blocked under an antitrust ruling that declared the merger to be against the public interest while two very similar chains and a different court might find that they're mergers approved because it does not violate the public interest the econ- side of the law nikon movement also came out of the chicago school where they pioneered the use of dense. Mathematically complex models conveniently only supporters of the law econ movement really understood those models well enough to construct or critique them for antitrust that monopolies were prove ably actively for society and therefore permissible under antitrust law when two companies proposed a merger. They could pay university of chicago. Trained law econ specialists to construct a model showing that the merger would not give rise to higher prices or other forms of social harm. If the new and enlarge firm went on to raise prices then it could pay the same experts to construct a new model that proved that the price rise was not attributable to market power. That is monopoly but related. Instead to exert forces like rising wages or energy prices everyone qualified to analyze these models for flaws was on the side of the law. And econ bunch. Outsiders brought in to pick apart. The models were met with contemptuous sneers from the models master builders if an outsider had the temerity to insist that the mathematical models couldn't capture the harms of monopolies for example that an industry dominated by small number of companies could lobby for favorable rules. Bribing politicians to allow monopolist to maim or poison. The voters with impunity dismissed as unrealistic and out of step for demanding that the law be sullied with qualitative political considerations rather than quantitative economic ones lawn. Econ destroyed an antitrust world where anyone was entitled to be a part of the outcomes by describing how monopolies affected their lives. They replaced it with antitrust world. That was guarded by priesthood. That would answer all questions relating model and pronouncing its conclusions. This being the modern equivalent of priesthood. That answers all important questions by slaughtering an ox and reading. Its entrails forty years later. The failures with law and econ can no longer be ignored. A series of ever-worsening financial crises have demonstrated that economics is not a science and that its models make incorrect predictions about how people will actually behave. Indeed the most significant change to economics and a generation was the advent of behavioral economics a field whose innovation was to actually check to see if people behaved in the ways that economic models predicted. They don't add to that. The outcomes of law nikon antitrust malpractice every industry has been concentrated down to a handful of giant companies. These companies claim to be efficient. But they are anything but they rip us off. Screw us over poison and maim us and you can't even get anyone on the phone when it happens. We're still. They bribed politicians on both sides of the aisle and countries all over the world to let them get away with it. Are you gonna fly. In one of south west new boeing. Seven thirty-seven max. Airplanes certified one hundred percent knock in a crash by the same agencies and internal compliance department. That made that claim the last time around. And not sure i will if that wasn't enough to shatter the lawn econ mind palace and its claims to a neutral empiricism. There is a growing realization. That even if the could be made neutral that would not make it. Just take the question of price fixing the one monopolistic sin that lawn econ is willing to punish companies that colluded to raise prices. Break the law. Remember lawn econ version of antitrust concerns itself solely with consumer welfare itself evident. That consumers are not better off when they pay higher prices in an objective world. We treat all industry price-fixing collusion the same when the big six publishers got together to push amazon to set the price of new release e books at ten dollars they got slaughtered by the doj. But price-fixing is only illegal if it's collusive now that the big six are the big four with penguin random house simon and schuster which is actually viking. Putnam berkley avery. Ace avon gross at and dunlap playboy press new american library. Dutton jove dial warn. Lady bird. Pelican hamish hamilton torture. Bantam doubleday dell off. Herald shaw multi. Noma pocket esquire. Alan bacon quercus fear on janice penguin random house simon and schuster. They can set prices internally with raising antitrust issues when the ceo of penguin and the ceo of random house and the ceo of simon and schuster hatch a joint plan to raise e book prices. That's illegal but when the president of penguin a division of penguin random house simon and schuster and the president of random house a division of penguin random house simon and schuster and the president of simon and schuster a division of penguin random house. Simon and schuster hatch a plan to raise book prices. That's the eternal efficiencies of monopolist at work even more absurd. Consider what happens when the company's doing the price-fixing are actually employees who've been mis classified as independent contractors like truckers or uber drivers or gig company delivery workers each of these workers typically earning far less than the minimum wage without benefits are basic protections is considered to be an independent company if they form a collective to demand higher wages. They are price-fixing and breaking antitrust law. Meanwhile if the gig work sector highly concentrated in the hands of a few dominant firms like uber and lyft which have gobbled up many of the other gig work platforms gets together to spend two hundred and five million dollars to pass california's proposition. Twenty two which bars california lawmakers from forcing companies to treat these mis classified workers as employees. That's not a violation. This is lobbying in theory. All of those thousands of we drivers could have formed an industry association and raised hundreds of millions to fight against prop twenty two follow. That standing in the way of such. A course of action is the fact that it's impossible. It's impossible for hundreds of thousands of desperate abused precarious workers to fight to giant massively capitalized. Multibillion dollar companies by lobbying for laws favorable to their quote industry. The way workers push back against their employers is by forming a union going on strike and prop twenty to take that off the table the absurdity of using antitrust law to threaten thousands of exploited drivers for demanding a living wage but not to address duopoly of giant global companies. That's denying it to them. Is the final nail. In law and economy coffin it exposes lonnie cons neutrality. sham treating all parties is equal before the law. Sounds good but consider what it really means treating a bossou sexually propositions employees the same way you would treat a teenager who has another teenager out on the date. Treating quote cartel of individual uber drivers. The same way you treat a quote cartel of giant global publishers discarding the qualitative is a qualitative act. Nal incinerators are created equal the way you produce your dubious. Quantitative residue is a choice. A decision not an equation but math is good. We say we want evidence. Based policy rules that try to produce the objectively best outcomes does irreducible nature of qualitative factors in human institutions. Mean that we can't ever have objectivity not quite consider. The tale of david not an eminent narrow psychopharmacologists who served as the drug czar to the british government in two thousand and eight not was in charge of the advisory council on the misuse of drugs. The body that sets the rules for which drugs should be made illegal and under what circumstances as part of a review of drug rules not convened an expert panel and ask them to classify an array of substances ranking each one based on how harmful it was to its users to their families and to wider society he used this qualitative data to group drugs into three categories one drugs that would be considered very dangerous irrespective of how you ranked arms to society family and self two drugs that would be considered not very dangerous irrespective of how you ranked to society family and self and three drugs whose danger rating would change substantially based on how you ranked harm to society family and self not then took his categories to the parliament and asked them to tell them how they prioritize these different forms of harm the question of whether we want to protect individuals families or society is a political one ear reducible qualitative without an empirical solution however once those subjective political priorities have been established. There is an empirical solution to how drug should be classified in light of these priorities. Qualitative elements are important. But they're not everything and just because we can't rid ourselves of the subjective. It doesn't follow that. We must abandon the objective. David not isn't the uk drug czar anymore. He got fired after he refused to retract. A speech in which he stated that cannabis and other recreational drugs are less dangerous than legal drugs particularly alcohol and tobacco. I think it was the comparison with alcohol. That really did it. After all booze is one of the most concentrated industries in the world with just a few companies producing nearly all the beer and spirits. We drink what's more not had made a particular enemy of the booze industry. It's long been understood that the uk alcohol industry's profitability is entirely dependent on unsafe binge drinking if everyone in britain enjoyed responsibly. As the industry's ads urged the industry would no longer being prophet response. The uk drinks industry created its own anti binge drinking education program which is presented in schools and universities it is wildly ineffective the alcohol dealers claim that this was proof that binge drinking arises. Naturally out of the recklessness of drinkers and that there's nothing the booze companies can do to reduce it so not produce his own curriculum and he conducted a trial exposing for like audiences to either. His program of the industry's program and follow it up to see whether he fared any better. It will not surprise you to learn that he did much much better. When young people were exposed to nuts anti binge drinking curriculum binge-drinking fell off a cliff. But it will also not surprise you to learn that the industry's ineffective but profit preserving curriculum wasn't replaced with not effective but profit destroying version. We can't disregard qualitative factors sure but there are empirical truths. Alcohol is more dangerous than cannabis. The booze industry's monopoly. Gives it the profitability. It needs to lobby for policies that kill people by the millions treating everyone. The same doesn't produce. Justice uber drivers are miss classified employees and lawn. Econ was always a subjective project. One that used empiricism as a club. Not as a tool right. Talk to you next week. You've been listening to the corey doctor. Podcast licensed under creative commons attribution noncommercial share alike. Us point oh or as woody guthrie. Put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the us under seal of copyright one five four eight five for a period of twenty years and anyone caused singing without our permission will be a mighty good friend of arn because we don't give dern publish it right at singers swing yodeling. That's all we wanted to do. Many thanks to john taylor williams for master. 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"taylor william" Discussed on True Mysteries of the Pacific Northwest
"Welcome to true mysteries of the pacific northwest coming to you from the new and improved night. Owl sound studio. And if i don't sound especially clear it's because i've got a cold if you have a remedy send it to kit k. Crumb g mail dot com. And if it helps me out. I now your name over the podcast and send you a book of your choice. And we'll talk about that if the remedy works now. True mysteries from the pacific northwest investigates urban legend bloody mary. The encyclopedia of urban legends describes a formula for something the spirit of bloody mary. Perhaps you've heard of this. Myth are to move urban legend. Riders set out to determine once and for all if the legend of calling up bloody. Mary was factor fiction the process for bringing forth. The spirit goes something like this. A teenage girl stands alone in a dark room with a large mirror only illuminated by the candle. She holds she chance. I believe in bloody mary thirteen times or until the spirit makes its presence known in the mirror. Our team found that most of the rituals were performed in a bathroom. The story of a nineteen eighty a co ed at a small washington state college put the urban legend writers in the correct state. One graduate explained how her roommate tried out. The ritual ran screaming from the dorm bathroom. Shaking pale genuinely terrified. Her clenched fingers covered in blood are trumpet. Riders were intrigued by the story. But when something more recent the day before they were to return to night owl sound studio with the finished script for me team leader ryan. Anderson was contacted apparently news of an investigative writing team in search of a supernatural travels fast among small towns in washington state of aurora population. Six hundred and fifty five. A young teen was willing to tell her story. Ashley pelton no longer. A resident having moved with the family when her family was transferred to ida was back in the village visiting a friend. It was during a sleepover with six other teens that she took the dare and stepped into the bathroom lights out with only candle in a large mirror. Actually said she wasn't sure of the income tation so recited. I believe mary thirteen times with each research station. She turned a circle when she came around to face the mirror for the last time the face of a young girl wearing on it with sausage curls eyes darting from side to side as if looking for something or someone nearly fill the mirror the head and shoulders appeared to be bobbing up and down in an amber liquid. The that took place just before her family left the area the previous summer and the group sworn each other to silence. Ashley's parents knew nothing of the event but her father roger pelton was an amateur historian and explained the history of aurora village that might account for the image in the mirror bobbing up and down an amber liquid. He told how the small washington state village of aurora started out as a calmly led by prussian. Born taylor william keel. Who moved with his wife to the united states in the eighteen thirties by eighteen forty four..
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
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"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"That contains the word brand is bullshit and that one is no exception. A commonplace book writers have kept notebook since time immemorial the october real equivalent to the artist's sketch book is the commonplace book which can contain everything from newspaper clippings to grocery lists two attempts to capture those inspirational bolts out of the blue. I'm sure that somewhere out there. There is a writer who is far more disciplined than i am. who's commonplace. Books are legible carefully. Indexed and comprehensive. My private notebooks are unreadable disorganized messes written with such appalling penmanship written with such appalling penmanship. That and sometimes hard to be sure that they're even written in english thankfully. Nearly my entire writing life has been digital my computer. Scientists father introduced me to my first apple. Two plus in nineteen seventy nine. When i was eight years old. And i've been using digital systems to write refine and reference my writing ever since i have endless running textiles from the nineteen eighty and nineteen ninety s in which i jotted notes down to myself. These are better than my actual notebooks and not searchable and i don't have to decipher my handwriting. But i can't really say that they generate much value for me as a writer. I couldn't tell you. The last time i referred to them they are inert more like log-files than project notes web log peter peter me mir holtz coined the term blog as a playful contraction of web log like a ship's log in which hardy adventurers upon the chaotic virtual sees could record their journeys. Though blogs have always been abroad church. There's a kind of platonic ideal of a blog. That's right there in the terms at amal aji the blog as an annotated browser history travelers diaries. My family kept on vacations recording which hotels we stayed in and what they were like and we dined and what we ate in which local attractions we visited and how we felt about them like those family trip logs a web log services more than an aide memoire a record that can be consulted at a later date the very act of recording. Your actions and impressions is itself powerfully pneumonic fixing the moment. More durably in your memory so that it's easier to recall in the future even if you never consult your notes. The genius of the blog was not in the note taking it was in the publishing. The act of making your log file public requires a rigor that keeping personal notes does not writing for a notional audience particularly an audience. Strangers demands a comprehensive account that i rarely muster when i'm taking notes for myself. I'm much better kidding. Myself about my ability to interpret my notes at a later date than i am at convincing myself that anyone else will be able to make heads or tails of them. Writing for an audience keeps me honest. Nuclear option in a supersaturated solution. If you're a writer or an activist or anyone else engaged in critical synthesis than the news stories ideas sights and sounds you encounter are liable to tug at your attention. This is a piece of something bigger and maybe something important every day. I load my giant folder of tabs. Zip through my giant collection of rss feeds an answer. My social telephones primarily email and twitter. Mentions and i opened each promising fragment and its own tab to read or think about if the fragments seemed significant. I'll blog it. All set the context for why i think this seems important and then describe what it adds to the picture. These repeated acts of public description. Odds each idea to a supersaturated subconscious solution a fragmentary elements that have the potential to become something bigger. Every now and again a few of these fragments will stick to each other and nucleate crystallizing a substantial synthetic analysis out of all those bits and pieces. I've salted into that solution. A potential sources of inspiration. that's how blogging is complementary to other forms of more serious work when you've done enough of it you can get entire essays speeches stories novels spontaneously appearing. In a state of near completeness ready to be be the first person to not do what no person has not done before. Klay shirke has described the process of reading blogs as the inverse reading traditional sources of news and opinion in the traditional world an editor selects from among pitches from writers for things that might interest a readership and then publishes the selected pieces but for blog readers. The process inverted bloggers publish everything. That seems significant to them. And then the readers select which of those publications are worthy of their interests. There are advantages and disadvantages to both select publish and published then select and while the latter may require more of the unrewarding work of deciding to ignore uninteresting writing. It also has more of the rewarding delight of discovering something that's both totally unexpected and utterly wonderful. That's not the only inversion that blogging entails when it comes to a more blogging method for writing longer more synthetic work the traditional relationship between research and writing is reversed traditionally a writer identifies a subject of interest in researches it then writes about it in the my blogging method. The writer blogs about everything. That seems interesting until a subject. Gels out of all those disparate short pieces. Logging isn't just a way to organize your research. It's a way to do research for a book or essay or story or speech. You don't even know you wanna write yet. It's a way to discover what your future books and essays and stories and speeches will be about mex- in nineteen forty-five is we may think we encounter. Van of our bushes thought experiment of a memory. Expanders a machine that serves to organize its users thoughts and semi automatically bring related ideas together to help the user synthesize disparate insights and facts into new larger works. The mimic says inspire bloggers. Since the earliest days of the form dory smith called her pioneering blog her. Backup brain the observers longstanding tech columnist. John naughton has kept a blog for nineteen years that he calls. Max one point one. I called my blog. My outboard brain back in two thousand and two though bush's inspired vision for digital augmentation of human thought was missing a crucial part publication of the notes as a spurt of note. Taking rigor it nevertheless hit on a vital aspect of digital note taking full text search and tag based indexing though i started blogging for boeing boeing. Pyro lapses blogger. Tool the format has always enjoyed a high degree of portability making it easier to migrate to six parts movable type and then two automatics wordpress when i left boing boing and early twenty twenty. It was easy to export my of thousands of posts spending nineteen years of writing and import them into my own private wordpress site. Which i called simply miramax max combined with pluralistic the solo. Blog i started. After i left boeing boeing is a vast storehouse of nearly everything i found to be significant since two thousand and one when one of those nuclear events occurs the full text search and tag based retrieval tools built into wordpress alami to bring up everything i've ever written on the subject both to refresh my memory as to the ceiling. Details and to provide webby links to expansions of related ideas yesterday morning. I wrote a fifteen hundred word essay on web blocking free expression copyright and automated filtering in the space of about an hour between coffee and breakfast. The essay includes more than twenty references to articles from the past decade. Some of which. I wrote and some of which were written by others. It's by no means the last word all have on the subject. I've campaigned on this for more than a decade. But neither is it. A mere repetition of what i've said before rather it represents the synthesis of recent events with a long run of earlier events intervention scandals and actions further. It represents the evolution of my ability to convey these complex in thorny ideas based on the reception earlier pieces on the same subject received change. Your priors the availability of a deep digital searchable published and public archive of my thoughts. Turns habits that would otherwise be timewasters or even harmful into something valuable for example. It's hard to write long and prolifically without cringing at the memory of some of your own work after all if the point of writing to clarify your thinking and improve your understanding then by definition. You're older work will be more muddled. Cringing at your own memories. Does no one any good on the other hand systematically reviewing your older work to find the patterns in where you got it wrong and right is hugely beneficial. It's a useful process of introspection that makes it easier to spot and avoid your own pitfalls for more than a decade ivory visited this day in history from my own blogging archive looking back. One five ten years and eventually fifteen years and twenty years. Every day i roll back my blog archives to this day in years gone past. Pull out the most interesting headlines and publish a quick blog. Post back to them. This structure daily work of looking back on where i've been is more valuable to helping me think about where i'm going and i can say daily habit and a community. There's another way that blogging makes my writing better. Writing every day makes it easier to write every day. When i was a baby writer i thought the injunction to write every day was purely aspirational like do an hour's aerobic exercise or eat five helpings of vegetables. I deeply regret the years in which i waited for inspiration to strike before writing. Has i regret the years. When i didn't get adequate exercise or nutrition because of all the practice i missed and the habits i waited too long to develop and while i never set out to blog in the hopes of building a platform or worse. Still a brand the act of publishing my own interests help people with similar interests to mine to find me and vice versa. Some of those people buy my books and vice versa. But far more importantly they are community. This is the final inversion of blogging. Not just publishing before selecting nor researching before knowing your subject but producing to attract rather than serve your audience. Traditional editors identify an audience. Who will pay for their publication or advertiser will pay to reach and then finder writer. Who can speak to that audience as a blogger. I've enjoyed the delirious freedom to right exactly the publication. I wanna read which then attracts other people. Who feel the same way two decades in i can safely say that this community of peers mentors sounding boards proteges. Friends combatants and interlocutors is more useful to me as a writer and a person than even the prodigious instrumental benefits that blogging brings to my composition process. All right then. I will talk to you in a couple of weeks. I hope you have a good fortnight. I hope you're getting vaccinated. I hope you're safe. Talk to you later. You've been listening to the corey. dr podcast. licensed under creative. Commons attribution noncommercial share alike. Us three point. Zero or woody guthrie. Put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the us under seal of copyright one five four zero eight five for a period of twenty years and anyone caught singing without our permission. We'll be a mighty good friend of arn because we don't give it turn publish it right at singers swing yodeling. We wrote it all. We wanted to do many. Thanks john taylor. Williams for mastering. That's right next studio w. r. y. n. e. c. k. Studio i g mail dot com. John taylor williams is a fulltime self-employed audio engineer. Producer composer and sound designer in his free time. He makes beer jewelry odd musical instruments and furniture. He likes to meditate till read and to cook. Talk to you next week..
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"And welcome back to the corey. Dr podcast this is actually take two of my introduction. My neighbor who's a very lovely fellow also owns a vintage motorcycle that is very loud and takes a while to get warmed up so periodically well in fact inevitably as i sit down to record these introductions. He comes to his front yard which is a a directly adjacent to my office aka the garage and he begins to warm up his motorcycle with noise. That is so loud that i feel it in my back. Fillings so This is take two. I hope you're well. I am well. We are vaccinated. My daughter is half vaccinated. We are going away next weekend. So this is the last podcast. You'll get for me for a couple of weeks. We're going away. For my wife's fiftieth birthday to avalon on catalina island. A trip that we can take on an open air ferry to an island that's fully pedestrianised where there are no cars so we can walk around and enjoy ourselves and in a bnb where we have good ventilation so feeling good about that risk profile feeling good about celebrating a big milestone for my wife feeling good about getting out of the house. I hope you're feeling good too. I had a good writing week. I have been working on spill. Which is one of the three short stories. I'm writing as commissions from the surface kickstarter campaign. It's a little brother story about the pipeline protests and cyber warfare elements of those. That's obviously something that's been in the news. Lately with the seizure of the pipeline in the northeast thanks to ransomware infection That may be an element that works. Its way into the story you never know. I've also got some events coming up in june on june the fourth. I'll be in conversation with david. Diane of the book monopolized editor of the american prospect and we are appearing in the second life. So that's right get yourself into the vintage. Virtual worlds the Metres plano and coming here talk. It's actually a really cool event space. I didn't event for attack. Surface there at the start of the pandemic and had a fantastic time on june. The seventh just a few days later. I'm going to be helping terry miles launch. His debut novel called ravitz good old conspiratorial kind of tim. Powers ish book and we're doing that for book soup here in los angeles but it is also a virtual event so last week as you heard i finished my complete serialisation of my recent book how to destroy surveillance capitalism. John taylor williams. My editor was kind enough to stitch that together for me and i've been slowly proofing it recording pickups and hope to have all of those pickups for him before we go away next week and then we can start looking at strategy for launch. And how you be able to buy that if you're interested in buying it and it's left me with the need to find something to read to you this week so this week i thought i would read to you. The miramax method. Now as i mentioned a little while ago i have started a paid weekly column for medium medium are the owners of one zero. The folks who published had to destroy surveillance capitalism and they are paying me to write columns that are exclusive to them for sixty days but i retain the audio rights and media ms subscriber-based but it has a soft paywall. And you get a certain number free reeds every week. And i've been enjoying sitting down and thinking in a different mode to my normal blogging these days which starts on twitter and instead starting with that blank medium form a composer form and have been really digging into its have written two of those columns so firing a third one this week and the first one that max method it was a reflection on twenty years of blogging. And what it's done to my writing and the subtitle was when you're commonplace. Book is a public database. Which gives you an idea. The flavor so i thought i would read you this for this week. I don't think i'm gonna read my medium column every week but this feels like a good place to drop this into the podcast. If you go to dr odom medium dot com. You can see all of my work. You can also read all the stuff that i post a pluralistic thorough cross. Post it. Not just tumbler and two masted on and twitter and my mailing us on my blog but also to medium now as well all right then the next method for medium by corey dr o when you're commonplace book is a.
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"Your federal prosecutors. In decades of litigation and counterproductive at worst eroding the consumer benefits of large companies with massive efficiencies of scale but trust busters wants strode the nation brandishing lawbooks terrorizing robber barons and shattering the illusion of monopolies all powerful grip on our society. The trust busting era could not begin until we found the political will until the people convince politicians that they'd have their backs when they went up against the richest most powerful men in the world. Could we find that political well again. Copyright scholar james boyle has described the term ecology mark a turning point in environmental activism prior to the adoption of the term. People who want to preserve whale populations didn't necessarily see themselves as fighting the same battle as people who wanted to protect the ozone layer or fight fresh water pollution or beat smog or acid rain but the term ecology welded these disparate causes into a single movement and the members of this movement found solidarity with one. Another the people who cared about smog. Sign petitions circulated by the people who wanted to end whaling and the anti-whalers marched alongside the people demanding action on acid rain. This uniting behind a common cause completely changed the dynamics of environmentalism setting the stage for today's climate activism and the sense that preserving the habitability of the planet earth is a shared duty among all people. I believe we are on the verge of a new ecology moment dedicated to combating monopolies after all tack isn't the only concentrated industry nor is it even the most concentrated of industries. You confine partisans for trust busting in every sector of the economy everywhere you look. You can find people who've been wronged by monopolists who've trashed their finances. Their health their privacy their educations in the lives of the people they love those people have the same cause as the people who wanna break up big tack and the same enemies. When most of the world's wealth is in the hands of a very few it follows that nearly every large company will have overlapping shareholders. That's the good news with a little bit of work and a little bit of coalition building. We have more than enough political will to break up big tech in every other concentrated industry. Besides i we take facebook then we take. At and t. warnermedia. But here's the bad news. Much of what we're doing to tame big tech instead of breaking up the companies also forecloses on the possibility of breaking them up later big. Tex concentration currently means that their inaction on harassment for example leaves users with an impossible choice absent themselves from public discourse by say quitting twitter or endure vile constant abuse big tax over collection over retention of data results in horrific identity theft and their inaction on extremist recruitment means that white supremacists livestream. They're shooting rampages can reach an audience of billions. The combination of tech concentration and media concentration means that artists incomes are falling even as the revenue generated by their creations is increasing yet governments confronting all of these problems all inevitably converge on the same solution. Deputize big tech giant's to police their users and render them liable for their users bad actions the drive to force big tech to use automated filters to block everything from copyright infringement to sex trafficking to violent extremism means that tech companies will have to allocate hundreds of millions to run these compliance systems. These rules the us. New directive on copyright australia's new terror regulation america's foster festa sex trafficking law and more are not just death warrants for small upstart competitors that might challenge big tex dominance but who lack the deep pockets of established incumbents to pay for all these automated systems. Were still these rules. Put floor under how small we can hope to make big tack. That's because any move to break big tech and cut it down to size. We'll have to cope with a hard limit of not making these companies so small that they can no longer afford to perform these duties and it's expensive to invest in those automated filters and outsource content. Moderation it's already going to be hard to unwind. These deeply concentrated kyw merrick behemoths. That have been welded together in pursuit of monopoly profits doing so while simultaneously finding some way to fill the regulatory void. That will be left behind. If these self policing rulers were forced to suddenly abdicate will be much much harder allowing the platforms to grow to their present. Size has given them a dominance. That is nearly insurmountable. Deputising them with public duties to redress the pathologies created by their size makes it virtually impossible to reduce that size lather. Rinse repeat if the platforms. Don't get smaller. They will get larger and as they get larger they will create more problems which will give rise to more public duties for the companies which will make them bigger still. We can work to fix the internet by breaking up big tech and depriving them of monopoly profits or we can work to fix big tech by making them spend their monopoly profits on governance. But we can't do. Both we have to choose between a vibrant open. Internet or dominated monopolized internet commanded by big tech giant's that we struggle with constantly to get them to behave themselves. Make big tech small again. Trust busting is hard braking big companies into smaller ones is expensive and time consuming. So time consuming. That by the time you're done. The world is often moved on in regard years of litigation irrelevant from nineteen sixty nine to nineteen eighty-two the us government pursued an antitrust case against ibm dominance of mainframe computing but the case collapsed in nineteen eighty-two because mainframes are being steadily replaced by pc's it's far easier to prevent concentration than it is to fix it and reinstating the traditional contours of us. Antitrust enforcement will at the very least prevent further concentration that means bans on mergers between large companies on big companies acquiring nascent competitors and platform companies competing directly with the companies that rely on the platforms. These powers are all in the plain language of us antitrust laws so in theory a future us president could simply direct attorney general to enforce the law as it was written but after decades judicial education on the benefits of monopolies after multiple administrations have packed the federal courts with lifetime appointed monopoly cheerleaders. It's not clear that mere administrative action would do the trick. If the courts frustrate the justice department and the president the next stop would be congress which could eliminate any doubt about how antitrust laws should be enforced in the us by passing new laws that boil down to saying. Knock it off. We all know what the sherman act says. Robert bork was a deranged fantasist. For avoidance of doubt. Fuck that guy in other words. The problem with monopolies is monopolised the concentration of power into too few hands which erodes our right to self-determination if there is a monopoly the law wants it gone period sure get rid of monopolies that create consumer harm in the form of higher prices but also get rid of other monopolies to but this only prevents things from getting worse to help them get better. We will have to build coalitions with other activists in the anti monopoly. Ecology movement a pluralism movement or a self-determination movement target existing monopolies in every industry for break-up and structural separation rules that prevent for example the giant. I wear monopolist luxottica from dominating both the sale and the manufacturer of spectacles in an important sense. It doesn't matter which industry the breakup beginning once they start. Shareholders in every industry will start to either investments and monopolists skeptically as trust busters ride into town and start making lives miserable for monopolists. The debate around every corporate boardrooms table will shift people. Within corporations who've always felt uneasy about monopolises them will gain a powerful new argument to fend off their evil rivals in the corporate hierarchy. Less money if we do a your right. A judge will find his billions and exposes to ridicule in public disapprobation. So even though. I get that it would be really cool to do that. Merger lockout that competitor or by that little company and kill it before it can threaten us. We really shouldn't not if we don't wanna get tied to the doj's bumper and dragged up and down trust buster road for the next ten years twenty goto ten fixing big tech will require a lot of iteration as cyber lawyer lawrence lessig wrote in his nineteen ninety nine book code and other laws of cyberspace. Our lives are regulated by four forces law. What's legal code. What's technologically possible. Norms was socially acceptable and markets. What's profitable if you could wave a wand to get congress to pass a law that reforming the sherman act tomorrow. You could use the impending breakup to convince. Venture capitalists to fund competitors to facebook. Google twitter and apple. That will be waiting in the wings after they were cut down to size but getting congress to act will require a massive normative shift a mass movement of people who care about monopolies and pulling them apart getting people to care about monopolies we'll take technological interventions that help them see what a world free from big tech might look like imagine if someone could make beloved but unauthorized third party facebook or twitter. Client that dampens the anxiety producing drumbeat and still let you talk to your friends without being spied upon something that made social media more sociable and less toxic. Now imagine that gets shut down in a brutal legal battle. It's always easier to convince people that something must be done to save a thing they love than it is to excite them about something. It doesn't even exist yet. Neither law nor code nor markets are sufficient to reform big tech but a profitable competitor to big tech. Could bank roll a legislative. Push league over. Form can embolden a tool smith to make a better tool the tool can create customers for potential business who value the benefits of the internet but want them delivered without big tech and that business can get funded and divert some of its profits to legal reform twenty goto ten or lather. Rinse repeat. do it again. But this time get farther. After all this time you're starting with weaker. Big tech adversaries. a constituency that understands that things can be better big tech rivals who ensure their own future by bankrolling reform and code that other programmers can build on to weaken big tech even further the surveillance capitalism hypothesis. That big tech products really work as well as they say they do. And that's why everything is so screwed. Up is way too easy on surveillance and even easier on capitalism company spy on us because they believe their own bullshit and company spy because governments let them company spy because any advantage from spying so short lived in minor that they'll have to do more of it just to stay in place as to why things are so screwed up. Capitalism specifically the monopolies and that creates inequality inequality that creates been optimism. It's a form of capitalism that rewards sociopaths who destroy the real economy to inflate the bottom line and they get away with it for the same reason companies get away with spying because our governments are in thrall to both the ideology that says monopolies are actually just fine and enthrall to the ideology that says in a monopolistic world. You'd better not piss off. The monopolist's surveillance doesn't make capitalism rogue capitalism's unchecked. Rule begets surveillance. Surveillance isn't bad because it lets people manipulate us. It's bad because it crushes our ability to be our authentic selves. And because it lets the rich and powerful figure out who might be thinking a building. Guillotine and what dirt they can use to discredit those embryonic. Guillotine builders can even get to the lumber yard up through with all the problems of big tech. It's tempting to imagine solving the problem by returning to a world without tech at all. Resist that temptation. The only way out of our big tech problem is up and through. A future is not reliant upon high-tech it will be because civilization has fallen big tech wired together a planetary species wide nervous system that with proper reforms and course corrections is capable of seeing through the existential challenge of our species and planet. Now it is up to us to seize the means of computation putting that electronic nervous system under democratic accountable control. I am secretly despite what i have said earlier. A tech exceptional est not in the sense of thinking that should be given a free pass to monopolize because it has economies of scale or some other nebulous feature. I'm a tech exceptionless. Because i believe that getting tech right matters and that getting it wrong will be an unmitigated catastrophe and doing it. Right can give us the power to work together to save our civilization our species and our planet all right that is part seven and we are done. Thank you for hanging in there. Figure out what. I'm going to read next week. And in the meantime stay safe. I am very glad to be fully vaccinated. I hope that you will be fully vaccinated to talk to you later. You've been listening to the corey doctor. Podcast licensed under creative commons attribution noncommercial share like a three point. Oh or as woody guthrie. Put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the us under seal of copyright one five four zero eight five for a period of twenty years and anyone caused singing it without our permission. We'll be a mighty good friend of iron because we don't give a dern publish it right at singers swing to it let we wrote up. That's all we wanted to do. Many thanks to john taylor williams for mastering. That's ri- next studio w. r. y. n. e. c. k. Studio at gmail.com. John taylor williams is a fulltime self employed audio engineer producer composer and sound designer in his free time. He makes jewelry odd musical instruments and furniture. He likes to meditate to read and to cook. Talk to you next week..
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"Gathering might of instrumentarium power. But what if the voracious appetite is because data has such a short half life because people become inured so quickly to new data driven persuasion techniques that companies are locked in an arms race with our limbic system. What if it's a red queen's race where they have to run ever faster collect evermore data just to stay in the same spot of course all of big data's persuasion techniques work in concert with one. Another and collecting data is useful beyond mere behavioral trickery. If someone wants to recruit you to buy a refrigerator or join a pogrom they might use profiling targeting to send messages to people. They judge to be good sales prospects. The messages themselves may be deceptive making claims about things that you're not very knowledgeable about food safety and energy efficiency or eugenics and historical claims about racial superiority. They might use search engine optimization and armies of fake reviewers and commenters and or paid placement to dominate the discourse so that any search for further information takes you back to their messages and finally they may refine the different pitches using machine learning and other techniques to find out what kind of pitch works. Best on someone like you each phase of this process benefits from surveillance the more data they have the more precisely they can profile you and target specific messages. Think of how. You'd sell a fridge if you knew that the warranty on your prospects fridge just expired and they were expecting tax rebate in april also the more data. They have the better. They can craft deceptive messages. If i know that you're into genealogy i might not try to feed you pseudoscience about genetic differences between races sticking instead to conspiratorial secret histories of demographic replacement and the like facebook also helps locate people who have the same odious or antisocial views. As you it makes it possible to find other people who want to carry tiki torches through the streets of charlottesville in confederate caused play. It can help you find other people. Want to join your militia and go to the border to look for undocumented migrants to terrorize. It can help you find people who share your belief that vaccines are poison and that the earth is flat. There is one way in which targeted advertising uniquely benefits those advocating for socially unacceptable causes. It is invisible. Racism is widely geographically dispersed and there are few places where racists and racists gather. This is similar to the problem of selling refrigerators and that potential refrigerator. Purchasers are geographically dispersed and there are a few places where you can buy an ad that will be primarily seen by refrigerator customers but buying a refrigerator is socially acceptable while being nazi is not so you can buy billboard advertising the newspaper sports section for your refrigerator business and the only potential downside is that your i will be seen by a lot of people who don't want refrigerators resulting in a lot of wasted expense. But if you advertise your nazi movement on a billboard or prime time tv or the sports section you would struggle to find anyone willing to sell you the space for your ad partly because they disagree with your views and partly because they fear censure boycott reputational damage etcetera from other people who disagree with your views targeted ads. Solve this problem on the internet. Every ad unit can be different for every person. Meaning that you can buy. That are only shown to people who appear to be nazis and not people who hate nazis where they're spillover when someone who hates. Racism is shown a racist recruiting add. There is some fallout the platform republication might get an angry public or private denunciation but the nature of the risk assumed by an online ad buyer is different than the risks to a traditional publisher or billboard owner who might want to run a nazi ad online ads are placed by algorithms that broker between a diverse ecosystem of self serve ad platforms that anyone can buy ads through. So the nazi that slips onto your favourite online publication isn't seen as their moral failing but rather as a failure in some distant upstream at supplier when a publication gets a complaint about an offensive ad that's appearing in one of its units. It can take some steps to block that ad but the nazi might by slightly different ad from a different broker serving the same unit in any event internet users increasingly. Understand that when they see an. It's likely that the advertiser did not choose that publication and that the publication has no idea who has advertisers are these layers of indirection between advertisers and publishers of moral buffers. Today's moral consensus has largely. That publishers shouldn't be held responsible the ads that appear on their pages because they're not actively choosing to put those ads there because of this nazis are able to overcome significant barriers to organizing their movement. Data has a complex relationship with domination. Being able to spy on your customers can alert you to their preferences for your rivals and allow you to head off your rivals at the pass more importantly if you can dominate the information space while also gathering data then you make other deceptive tactics stronger because it's harder to break out of the web of deceit. You're spinning domination. That is ultimately becoming a monopoly and not. The data itself is the super charger. That makes every tactic worth pursuing because monopolistic domination. Deprives your target of an escape route if you're a nazi who wants to ensure that your prospects primarily deceptive confirming information. When they search for more you can improve your odds by seeding the search terms that they us through your initial communications. You don't need to own the top ten results for voter suppression if you can convince your marks to confine their search terms to voter fraud which throws up a very different set of search results. Surveillance capitalists are stage mental lists who claim that their extraordinary insights into human behavior. Lets them guessed the word that you wrote down and folded up in your pocket but who really used chills hidden cameras sleight of hand and brute force memorization to amaze you or perhaps they're more like pickup artists the misogynistic culture that promises to help awkward men have sex with women by teaching them neuro linguistic programming phrases body language techniques and psychological manipulation tactics like offering unsolicited negative feedback to women to lower their self esteem and prick their interest. Some pickup artists eventually managed to convince women to go home with them. But it's not because these men have figured out had a bypass women's critical faculties rather pick up artists. Success stories are mix of women who are incapable of giving consent women who coerced women who are intoxicated. Self destructive women and a few women who are sober and commanded their faculties. But who didn't realize straightaway that they were with terrible men rectify the error as soon as they could pick up artists believe that they have figured out a secret back door that bypasses women's critical faculties but they haven't many of the tactics. They deploy nagging became the butt of jokes. Just like people joke about bad ad targeting. And there's a good chance that anyone they try these tactics on will immediately recognize them and dismissed the men who use them as irredeemable losers. Pickup artists are proof. That people can believe that they have developed a system of mind control. Even when it doesn't work pick up artists simply exploit the fact that one in a million chances can come through for you if you make a million attempts and then they assume that the other nine hundred ninety nine thousand nine hundred ninety nine times. They simply performed the technique incorrectly and commit themselves to doing better next time. There's only one group of people who find pickup artist. Lower reliably convincing other would be pick pickup artists. Who's anxiety and insecurity. Make them vulnerable to scammers and delusional men who convinced them that they pay for tutelage and follow instructions than they will someday succeed. Pickup artists assume they failed to entice women because they are bad at being pickup artists. Not because pickup artistry is bullshit pick up artists are bad at selling themselves to women but they're much better selling themselves to men who paid learn the secrets of pickup artistry department store. Pioneer john wanamaker is said to have lamented. Half the money i spend on advertising is wasted. The trouble is i. Don't know which half the fact that wanamaker thought that only half of his advertising spending was wasted is a tribute to the persuasiveness of advertising executives. Who are much better at convincing. Potential clients to buy their services than they are convincing the general public to buy their clients wears what is facebook. Facebook is heralded as the origin of all our modern plagues. It's not hard to see. Why some tech companies wanna lock their users in but make their money by monopolizing access to the market for apps for their devices and gouging them on prices rather than spying on them like apple. Some companies don't care about locking users and because they've figured out how to spy on them no matter where they are and what they're doing and can turn the surveillance into money like google facebook alone among the western tech giant's has built a business based on locking its users in and spying on them all the time. Facebook surveillance regime is really without parallel in the western world. Though facebook tries to prevent itself from being visible on the public web hiding most of what goes on there from people unless they're logged into facebook. The company has nevertheless booby-trapped. The entire web with surveillance tools in the form of facebook like buttons that web publishers include on their sites to boost their facebook profiles. Facebook also makes various libraries and other useful code snippets available to publishers. That actor surveillance tendrils on the sites where there used funneling information about visitors to the site. Newspapers dating sites message boards to facebook. Facebook offers similar tools to app developers so the apps gains fart machines. Business review services asked for keeping abreast of your kids. Schooling use will send information about your activities to facebook. He even if you don't have a facebook account and even if you don't download or use facebook apps on top of all that. Facebook buys data from third party brokers on shopping habits physical location use of loyalty programs financial transactions and cross references that with the dossiers develops on activity on facebook and with apps and the public web though. It's easy to integrate the web. With facebook linking to news stories and such facebook products are generally not available to be integrated back into the web itself. You can embed a tweet in a facebook post but if you in better facebook post in a tweet you just get a link to facebook and you must log in before you can see it. Facebook has used extreme technological legal countermeasures to prevent rivals from allowing their users to embed facebook snippets and competing services or to create alternative interfaces to facebook that merger facebook and box. Those of other services that you use and facebook is incredibly popular with two point. Three billion claimed users though many believe this figure to be inflated facebook has been used to organize genocidal pogroms racist riots anti vaccination movements flatter cults and the political lives of some of the world's ugliest most brutal autocrats. There are some really alarming things going on in the world and facebook is implicated in many of them. So it's easy to conclude that these bad things are the result of facebook's mind control system which it runs out to anyone with a few bucks to spend to understand what role facebook plays in the formulation and mobilization of antisocial movements. We need to understand the dual nature of facebook because it has a lot of users and a lot of data about those users. Facebook is a very efficient tool for locating people with hard to find traits. The kind of traits that are widely diffused in the population such that advertisers have historically struggled to find a cost effective way to reach them. Think back to refrigerators. Most of us only replace our major appliances a few times in our entire lives. If your refrigerator retailer or manufacturer you had these brief windows in the life of a consumer during which they are pondering a purchase and you have to somehow reach them. Anyone who's ever registered a title change after buying. A house can attest that appliance manufacturers are incredibly desperate to reach anyone who has even the slenderest chance of being in the market for a new fridge. Facebook makes finding people shopping for refrigerators. A lot easier. It can target ads to people who've registered a new home purchase to people who've searched for refrigerator buying advice to people who've complained about their fridge dying or any combination thereof. It can even target. People recently bought other kitchen appliances on the theory that someone who's just replaced their stove or dishwasher might be enough ridge buying kind of mood. The vast majority of people who are reached by these ads will not be in the market for a new fridge but crucially the percentage of people who are looking for fridges that these ads reach is much larger than it is for any group that might be subjected to a traditional offline targeted refrigerator. Marketing facebook also makes it a lot easier to find people who have the same rare diseases you which might have been impossible. In earlier eras the closest fellow suffer might otherwise be hundreds of miles away. It makes it easier to find people who went to the same high school as you. Even though decades past and your former classmates have all been scattered to the four corners of the earth. Facebook also makes it easier to find people who hold the same rare political beliefs as you. If you've always harbored a secret affinity for socialism but never dared under this allowed less. You'd be demonized by your neighbors. Facebook and help you discover other people who feel the same way and it might just demonstrate that you're affinity is more widespread than you ever suspected it can make it easier to find people who share your sexual identity and again it can help you to understand that what you thought was a shameful secret that affected only you was really a widely shared trait giving you both comfort and the courage to come out to the people in your life all of this presents. A dilemma for facebook targeting makes the company's adds more effective than traditional ads but it also lets advertisers see just how effective their odds are while advertisers are pleased to learn that facebook. Ads are more effective than ads on systems with less sophisticated targeting. Advertisers can also see that in nearly every case that people who see their odds ignore them or at best. The ads work. In a subconscious level creating nebulous unmeasurable. 's like brand recognition. This means the price per ad is very low. In nearly every case to make things worse. Many facebook groups sparked precious little discussion. Your little league soccer team the people with the same rare diseases you and people. You share political affinity with may exchange the flurry of messages at a critical juncture bon on a daily basis. There's just not much to say to your old high school chums or other hockey card collectors with nothing. But organic discussion. Facebook would not generate enough traffic to sell enough ads to make the money at needs to continually expand by buying up. Its competitors while returning handsome sums to its investors so facebook hostage in up traffic by sidetracking its own forums every time facebook algorithm injects controversial materials inflammatory political articles conspiracy theories out stories into a group it can hijack that group's nominal purpose with its diesel tori discussions and supercharged these discussions by turning them into bitter unproductive arguments that drag on and on facebook is optimized for engagement not happiness and it turns out that automated systems are pretty good at figuring out things that people will get angry about. Facebook can modify our behavior but only in a couple of trivial ways. I it can lock in all your friends and family members so you check and check and check with facebook to find out what they're up to and second it can make you angry and anxious it can force you to choose between being interrupted constantly by updates a process that breaks her concentration and makes it hard to be introspective. And staying in touch with your friends. This is a very limited form of mind control and it can only really make us miserable anxious and angry. This is why facebook's targeting systems both the ones that chose to advertisers and the ones that let people find people who share their interests are so next gen and smooth and easy to use as well as its message. Boards have a tool set. That seems like it hasn't changed. Since the mid two thousands if facebook delivered an equally flexible sophisticated message reading system to its users those users could defend themselves against being non consensually eyeball fucked with donald trump. The more time you spend on facebook the more odds it gets to show you the solution to facebook ads. Only working one thousand times is for the company to try to increase. How much time you spend on facebook by a factor of one thousand rather than thinking of facebook as a company that has figured out how to show you exactly the right ad in exactly the right way to get you to do whatever its advertisers. Want think of it as a company that has figured out how to make you. Slog through an endless torrent of arguments even though they make you miserable spending so much time on the site that it eventually shows you at least one ad that you respond to all right. Then i'll talk to you next week with my microchip in my arm and my immunity in train. I hope you have a great week and see you soon. You've been listening to the corey. dr podcast. licensed under creative commons noncommercial share like. Us three point. Oh or woody guthrie. Put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the us under seal of copyright one five four eight five for a period of twenty eight years and anyone caught singing without our permission. We'll be a mighty good fern of arn because we don't give it turn publish it right at singers swing to a yodel. We wrote it. That's all we wanted to do. Many thanks to john taylor williams for mastering. That's right next studio w. r. y. Any ck studio. I g mail dot com. John taylor williams is a fulltime self employed audio engineer producer composer and sound designer in his free time. He makes beer jewelry. Odd musical instruments and furniture likes to meditate to read and to cook. Talk to you next week..
"taylor william" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast
"Available on amazon's audible with its ninety percent. Market share his. Why no publisher wants to pay for my audio rights. Which is how. I came to be running that. Two hundred sixty seven thousand six hundred and thirteen dollars. Kickstarter tour was about to publish attack. Surface the third volume in my multi bestselling little brother series. They paid a good price for but when it came to the audio rights. Mcmillan said that if i wanted to let them have them for free they'd make an audiobook and market it but they weren't in a position to pay me for an audiobook that they couldn't sell the most popular audio book store. Which you know there enough. So i retain the rights. I produced my own audiobook read. By the amber benson produced by the incredible skybow media directed by the incomparable cassandra declare and mastered by the brilliant. John taylor williams i paid to produce it so i own it so i can do whatever i want with it including pre-selling it on kickstarter. My readers like the idea not only do they preorder sixty seven hundred plus copies of the audiobook fifteen dollars each but they also bought the previous audio books in the series. The little brother audio came out for random house audio in two thousand and eight and i produced my own edition of homeland in two thousand thirteen as well as all three books. I acted as a book retailer for my publishers. Collecting the full retail price omitting seventy percent of that money to my us and uk publishers. Depending on where. My readers are located just like amazon would come the next royalty period. My publishers will remit twenty five to fifty percent depending on the deal of that money back to me as my royalty between e books audiobooks and special perks i gross two hundred and sixty seven k about one hundred and thirty k. Of that went straight out again to about one hundred and thirty k. Of that went straight out again to my publishers and about thirty percent of that will come right back to me as a royalty calling that a success what happened next was something i hadn't anticipated at all. I never trusted apps to the cloud. So whenever i buy something on the internet i download it to my computer and then sink to my phone. It's clunky but it's better than having all that stuff happened with. In control or oversight such that a tech company could delete media will or locked me out of my collections. My books are mine. I started using this stuff early on tethering devices like the creative labs nomad to my laptop with a fat tipped usb cable and dragging files onto it while it's batteries rapidly.
Summoning Bloody Mary
"The Encyclopedia of Urban Legend. So there is such. An Encyclopedia describes a formula for summoning the spirit of bloody Mary. Perhaps you heard of this myth. Our team of urban legend riders set out to determine once and for all if the legend of calling up bloody. Mary was fat or fiction. The process for bringing forth the spirit goes something like this. Teenage girl stands in a dark room with a large mirror only illuminated by candles. She holds she chance. I believe in Bloody Mary Thirteen Times or until the spirit makes its presence known. Now remember my Wednesday gas shower. Bauer deals with spirits and talking with spirits from the beyond the veil. And I'd be curious and I will be asking her about this myth or mystery or team found that most of the rituals were performed in a bathroom. The story of a nineteen eighty-eight CO edited a small Washington State. College put the Urban Legend Riders. So the correct state one graduate explained how her roommate tried out the ritual for fun and ran screaming from the dorm bathroom. Shaking and Pale genuinely terrified. Her clenched fingers covered in blood. Our intrepid riders were intrigued by the story but wanted something more recent the day before they were to return tonight. I will sound studio with a finished script. Team Leader Ryland. Anderson was contacted. Apparently News of an investigative writing team in search of supernatural travels fast among small towns in the Washington State village of Aurora population. Six hundred fifty five. A young team was willing to tell her story. Ashley Pelton no longer resident having moved with the family. Her father was transferred to. Idaho was back in the village visiting friends. It was during a sleepover with six other teens. Who took the dare and stepped into the bathroom lights out with only a candle. Ashley said she wasn't sure of the incantation so recited I believe in Mary. Thirteen Times with ease. Recitation turned to circle when she came around to face the mirror for the last time the face of a young girl wearing a bonnet was sausage curls eyes darting from side to side as if walking for something or someone nearly filled the mirror the head shoulders appear to be bobbing up and down in an amber liquid. The event took place just before family left the area. The previous summer and the group had sworn each other to silence. Ashley's parents knew nothing of the event but her father Roger Pelton was an amateur historian and explained the history of Aurora village that might account for the image in the mirror bobbing internet or liquid. He told how the small Washington State village of Aurora started out as a colony led by Prussian born Taylor William Keel. Who moved with his wife to the United States in the eighteen thirties by eighteen forty four? He established the BETHEL colony in Missouri by eighteen. Fifty five. He decided to set up a second. Call it in Washington territory but four days before they set out his daughter. Mary died malaria not wanting to leave her behind. Put her in a lead lined coffin filled with whiskey to preserve the body. Could Ashley have summoned the spirit of Mary Keel? Who just perhaps was looking for her
Mother of missing Florida girl Taylor Williams, 5, out of coma after apparent suicide attempt, reports say
"The condition of a missing Jacksonville girl's mother is not clear right now officials say she's in a medically induced coma while relatives say she's on life support Brianna Williams was phone do you have health earlier this week after attempting to commit suicide because of her condition she was not able to attend a court hearing the next day charges would likely be upgraded if human remains found in Alabama turn out to be her daughter Taylor rose
Mother now person of interest in child's disappearance
"The mother missing five year old Taylor Williams of Jacksonville who was the subject of an amber alert is now considered a person of interest in that case I believe the mother was traveling in her black a twenty seventeen Honda accord tinted windows black rims sure Mike Williams says Taylor's mother Breanna still isn't talk to them since