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"thomas edison" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"On baseball tonight. Mo of course paul indicators. A researcher for espn is haunt you on the show. Get up Mike greenberg has nasty things to say about him off air wild to employ him as wingmen on his radio. Show nemo you. And i are emailing back and forth this morning after nevin In his comments about that play in the red sox yankees wildcard game in which aaron judge was thrown out at home place. I said on the podcast yesterday. I think or maybe i didn't. Some radio shows that. I thought for sure that once knowing fell. Who's a great guy. I'm gonna make this clear. He's he's a fun and a great person and he's Someone who has a great perspective. I thought for sure that when he would see a replay of air judge being thrown out that he would basically say. You know what i made a mistake. He didn't In speaking with the new york post he talked about the play and strongly stood his ground. his quote was to the post. The there were a lot of factors. I did see low throw. It was off line as well. Factored in the wet service widget which ended up being the demise because he was a quick skip into bogart's club. He made a great baseball play in home. He said i know what it looks like. I know what the situation is a it kinda third base coach. I am a made a play to win the game. It didn't work out. It was a great baseball plan. Their side in a big moment. It didn't go our way ice hembo. I strongly disagree with them. I think an an. And i. I've i've never go third base renews or more about that than i do but i certainly have talked to a lot of third base coach through the years of watch a lot of third base coaches and i think that the big factor why he couldn't be wrong in that situation. What was the fact that there was only one out and they were down two runs. Okay and you've always heard the mantra of can't make the third ad at third base Either to start or to end in any. I feel the same way about this situation. You cannot make the second out at home plate on a an attack play. It wasn't close hembo. It was not close. But i i would like to come to the defense of film evidence some sense and that's because runs at a premium in this game and so i don't really mind be aggression and the fact that there was only one out in my opinion at least his reason to be more aggressive than if there were no outs or if there were two outs to me that if there's there's a time that you can take that risk it is with one out and also joey gallows on that joy gallows likely to create either an uninterrupted out by shredding outer popping up you also with one out have to deal with it a double play because stanton hit that ball so incredibly hard. It was going to be a first third situation so given the context in the lineup and in that same column he denied the fact that you know gallo batting had anything to do with his decision. I couldn't possibly be true so in my opinion even though you laid out the context properly. I don't mind playing the game with a little. Bit of reckless abandon. We're gonna need to score. Runs to beat the red sox. There's an opportunity to do so and he was right. Required essentially a perfect rely in order to mail judge now in watching the replay several times. This morning. I think something that i did underestimate to. Some degree is just how bogart's is making that throw because it stem because the left derek. Show so shallow from the back of the infielder very easy throw once. He collected the baseball. But i don't have issue with film evans decision at the time. I don't need him to defend himself. You know to the post but candidly like. That's i think he actually made the right baseball decision. And when you make the right baseball vision sometimes the the outcome doesn't play in your favor and in this particular case i would come to his defense. All right. i'm gonna pick back at your Last chance for bottle before before we move on to other topics and i'm glad you're backed off. It wasn't a great relay. Okay phil phil saying. It was a great play. Wasn't a great play. Is i to people yesterday. They were like pointed out. Exactly what you just did. The bogart's it wasn't like he made this unbelievable throw forever. It was just a it was a routine pro once he gets the ball On the double play. You mentioned the possibility of a double play. I think you will being as statistically oriented as you are will back off. This is well. Because you and i both know joey gallagher's not hit into grabble double-play right. Yes you joey. Gallo has not someone. you're setting up a double play against and you could also very easily tell like you described that vanderbilt bogart's when he turned was sorta surprised at judge was going because he sorta lollipop the ball in there like it was not a firm throw he didn't russia's throw and it was a very shallow route so generally speaking again. I liked running the bases with aggression. I've always believed that more runs are left on the base passed in our thrown out in this particular situation and obviously did not work for the yankees the context kill them but again i don't mind it so much just because my bathing philosophy but look i can't be proven right here. Judge got thrown out by fee. For god's sake. Yeah i got. I talked to people around baseball yesterday. And they all thought it was not a good san. Here's the other linked to and i agree with you that The presence of joey gallo coming up probably was a factor in evans. Mind as he's making. The situation knowing gala doesn't generate a lot. I actually asked aaron boone in our zoom call with him before Tuesday's game 'cause. I know he's well aware of the conversation. A from folks in baseball about. Why would you have gallo batum behind stanton because it's an invitation to work around stanton to me if you have to trust these players if you put them in these positions joey gallo fourth and then you have a situation where the third base coaches thinking. Oh my god. This guy's automatic out that he can be better cleanup. Yep right actor right. He should be hitting right. He's a complimentary peace. Put blame tores batting. Cleanup or brett gardner. For god's sake that he's actually going to put the ball in play if that was a factor in how nevins thinking that he and boonie needed to talk before the game and they should needed to come up with a different lineup. I mean so. You know. But i i again i want to say i. I would love to have this conversation with with fill in person. I probably will When i see him the next time And i completely respect is adamant. I think he just made a mistake on that. Okay give me an x factor in the division series for each of of these Today we course start with the white sox in the astros buster. I favor houston in this series because of their strength of record. Here's what made the standing say. There was only a two game difference between these teams. But i believe that is this evening. And that's because i ran the numbers for every playoff team against the nine other teams that wound up in the playoff fill. The astros went nineteen and fourteen in those gains. That was the best record in baseball. The white sox went thirteen and nineteen in those gains. That was the worst record among the ten teams. That made the playoffs. Am i really feel like if you're the white sox you're feeling good today about giving the ball the lance lennon game one because i just love the way that he attacks hitters you know if he was like a younger pitcher who kinda picked it the strike zone. I'd be worried about him. I love landslide is a game. One starter what do you think i do to win. has had sort of up and down season but in a game best. Give a set the tone for the series. That was the right decision for tony..
"thomas edison" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Ballpark is different right. Dodger stadium is a pitchers. Part and camden yards is a bandbox. in yankee. stadium has short right. Field and fenway park has the green monster pesky poll. Every park is unique and to complain about that. Somehow the yankees got ripped off by. Just find to be absurd. How about you. I completely agree. I mean it. Kind of reminds me of those children's books like there used to be like who was jackie robinson who was george washington and i feel like you could have one of like why are different. Ballparks different and it's because it it adds to the charm and everything of the game in this has always been true. I mean if they wanted to play every single baseball game in cookie cutter parks that were exactly the same. It would be so boring so i completely agree. I mean it's funny. Obviously i'm a big proponent of star cast and when people are curious about how many ballparks ball would have been a home run and often the person answering that question but they do think having access that information some fans kind of go in the wrong direction with it. Like the point isn't oh they should have been playing there. It's just hey you know. This is an alternate reality. This is something for you to know. But ultimately this game was at fenway park that was sealed when rafael. Denver's that home. Run in the ninth inning of that game at nationals. Park on sunday. And that's where you have to prepare to play. And by the way drago san had an outstanding series in that series the week before the end of the season when they were at fenway park in the homered in three straight games so this is not a criticism of him. Either but we know he can hit there. it's not like he has like the fourth highest. Oh ps among visitors. Fenway park. So it's not like he can't do it he just happened to hit it not direction so i. i do. Think gaza being frustrated about that in that way. It's just not not productive now complaining about life the hardships of life. When i i read one piece and i thought to myself this is someone from very well to do family. Let's lake the poor unfair nature of life and give me a break. that's the way ballparks are built today. We'll see houston crawford boxes which are different than any other place. All right sara. Sorry to get that off my chest. Thanks for doing this. thanks for having me after kris..
"thomas edison" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"It's really hard to count on a team with tim anderson louis robert who has been outstanding for them since returning from that injury late in the season has completely upgraded his plate discipline. He looks like a totally different player. News the guy who had a four hundred eighty seven foot home. Run last postseason in that wildcard series. So i'm going with the astros on thinking. This goes five games. But i wouldn't be surprised if i'm wrong in the white sox. Tampa bay rays against the red sox. This feels like it's going to be the raise. A really think that the rays are significantly better. I'm expecting a shooter series. Out of wander franco not pressure on a twenty year old kid but i think that everybody is sort of expecting that. That's going to be the difference maker the type of player that they didn't have last postseason when they still got so far to game. Six of the world series. And i think they're pitching fascinating. I mean they're going to start. Rookies shame mcclanahan. Shame bosnian back to starts and then they could bring out gerasimus in or lewis pitino. Who's also a rookie. But they're the raise so it's probably going to work and we know that mcclanahan bosnia really good and i just think that you know you guys did a great thing on sunday baseball a couple of weeks ago. I guess i was two weeks ago. About how water rodrigez underlying numbers say that he is He has been better than the results have been but a lot of that has to do with defense and that so behind him so i just think that the red sox are not going to get off to a great start Having eduardo rodriguez on the mound game. One and i'm expecting the risks to and now i was on kansas city radio this morning and i was talking about you know the because i was again extolling the virtue experience in the postseason And then the the host absolutely they should they push back instead. unison essence. So wait a second. The razors starting shame mcclanahan and chainsaws to rookies for them. And i. yeah but the difference is is it. The raise slow play the development of their minor leaguers especially their pitchers in so when their pitchers get to the big leagues. they're not nineteen years old and in does still trying to figure out how to command the ball. Like their pitchers are like in a quarterback's graduating become the starter. The university of alabama where. They've had the red shirt year. And in the you know the year behind the starting quarterback you agree with me totally. And i mean we saw i mean baas really impacted. He's probably a big reason that this team finished as the best team in the american league. I mean that's really the only thing that the rays were fighting for down the stretch but we had the conversation after. I think his mlb debut about how the rays can bring up a guy like this and have him impacting a playoff race in being so good in his first major league start in his first hand full of starts in. It's absolutely what you what you're saying with how they develop guys and i also think that i completely agree. That experience plays a role in. I do think. I mean going back to the dodgers and giants we that you know buster posey and there certainly some experience over there too but for the raise i think having a guy like nelson cruz around whether he's on the roster not and the fact that most of the team was in the world series last year i think that that still gives them that that edge experience as well even if some these pictures are younger you have wandered franco and other guys who are rookies and younger uh scattered throughout the roster as well. No the braves in brewers series might give attention a lot of places. But not here. Because i'm going to be getting a fifty thousand text messages for my son. Who's a nutty brave span. Stirring the series. What are you seeing there on all. I don't want to ruin his day. But i do think the birds are gonna win that series. I think that this is really going to be a show. The the strength of their starting. We've talked about the braves. I think the braves are were pretty much considered the weakest of the division winners just across bass fallen maybe even the weakest of the postseason teams even considering the cardinals just because the cardinals came in with so much momentum They had an outstanding season. We talked about the projected war that they lost due to injury with kunia being out sarokin number pitching everything else. I think they had a great season but i do think that their bullpen has had a lot of questions. I think that Those kinds of things will really come back to bite them in this series. I mean the offense has been really good. I'm expecting some jorges alaron adam. Do ball home runs for shore but probably off the bullpen. I mean i just burns peralta woodruff the ability to track those guys out especially in the short series. I really the birds are set up while all right before we go. I'm going to run. This bleacher tweet pass to john. Tacona rights in observation. Not a question. Giancarlo stanton hit three homers in the wildcard game but only one left the park. The imports of playing every game heart of the yankees won one more game against the socks. And last night's bombs were hit in the stadium and this is not at all criticism of john road. He's he's right you know. They played in different spot. You get different results with those balls at stanford. But i've been amazed sarah by reading in different places people complaining about the fact that stanton wasn't rewarded for hitting balls that would have been home runs in other places to me. It's like complaining about the weather like we all know that going into these games..
"thomas edison" Discussed on Baseball Tonight with Buster Olney
"Course after the result of last night's dodger cardinals game. I was thinking about your mom and wondering is she going to be able to handle a giants. Dodgers five game series. She is absolutely not going to be able to. She will see we'll handle it. She will handle it like a champ. Oh my gosh. I mean as we all know at this point. These seems have never met in. The postseason and regular season series between the seams are already such high energy and high stress for fans. Involved i can't even imagine october series is going to be like so. Tell me your conversations with her about the series. Will you try to try to calm or is that just forget it. You nets loss. 'cause you're not gonna talk about the series i'm guessing you're probably picking the dodgers which she's not going to want to hear right. Yeah i picked the dodgers on 'em dot com on a story. That went up on tuesday morning and i haven't heard anything about that yet and i'm sure she saw it so think she knows she's been sending me a lot of tech slightly about how everybody's taking the dodgers. Everyone will be so happy when the giants lose that kind of stuff. She is amazing. Fan is run got to hear hear about a month ago when they clinched the postseason spot. Thanks to you. But i will try to calm her down. I always do remind her. It's just baseball and the team was so good. I mean both of these seems are really good but they should be really evenly. Matched should be a really fun series. I share a love that just as a parent. When you're telling your mom just it's okay. It's just baseball. That's what i is a parent's eight of my kids right. It's okay know it's just a college application. You'll you'll be fine you'll get in some place and you're just telling you myself it's okay you'll be okay mom. I think i learned it from her. Because you know young young. Sarah was a very passionate fan. We know the team. I rueda for. We know there was not necessarily a lot of great moments at during during my childhood as i was really a rabid fan so i think i learned everything she said and then we got to this point where right around when the giants were in the world series in twenty ten to twelve twenty four is sort of took on the role of okay now. I'm going to tell you it's going to be okay. And in her case it actually was those three times and they won the world series. So we'll see what happens this time. Would he got on. Chris taylor the hero of the wildcard game for the dodgers. Oh my goodness. I mean this is so dodgers right. He comes up and since august twenty seventh. He was eight for seventy two. That's a one eleven batting average. A one ninety five to eight percent hit thirty strikeouts in eight hits not span. He comes up and he hits the fifth walk off home. Run in a winner. Take all game in postseason history of course edwin encarnacion in twenty sixteen nail wildcard game with era boone. Of course in aol. Cs game seven in two thousand and three chris chambliss in nineteen seventy six in the see us and bill In nineteen sixty. But i just think it's so emblematic of who the dodgers have been especially during this extended run all the all the division titles and then this year's while i know they didn't win the division guys like chris. Taylor has been such a big part of what they've done you know everyone sort of expected and justin. Turner said this after the game to that it was going to be albert pulls it was going to be the story ending. But it's so much more dodgers for it. To be crest taylor one hundred percent and just as bigoted at another layer deeper. It's because the dodgers. Yeah yeah they spend more money than any other team. You know you've got You know they're the team that can make the deal for manny machado. They can go out and make a deal for Max scherzer in trae term. But chris taylor is a perfect example. The dodgers had done so rate and it's really distinguish them from other big market teams to you know the yankees have done it some Like mike talk. Men was in a guy an example of a guy the yankees picked up his. You know scrap heap guy. They've certainly done that with some relievers. But no team is big market teams done as consistently as the dodgers and chris taylor you know. Basically on the scrapheap mike. Max muncie on the scrapheap Taylor coming over from the seattle mariners and some suddenly becoming a star exactly and you know On mlb dot com one of my favorite things that My colleagues put out when the postseason starts to sort of how they were built for each team and looking at the projected twenty six man roster for the postseason and how the team acquired each player and this was just based on the projected. Some not sure if it ended up with the exact guys who ended up but the projector roster was only five free agents. And i remember because i was tweeting about the dodgers on sunday and hey there this outstanding team that's going to be in the wildcard game and all of the fans because fans always have opinions on twitter as we both know are like. Oh yeah it's amazing. What two hundred sixty seven million dollars combined you and there were people using this chart in the mentioned saying. Hey that's not true. They have eleven guys who were drafted ten guys who they got the trade. And if you look at those numbers it compares really favorably to these other teams in the giants are actually the team with the free agents. Now it's free agents like darren roth. It's not necessarily a very lucrative contracts but it is interesting and that is what they are so good at. And that's why. Chris taylor is the guy for the dodgers out of that game. Or why are you picking the dodgers over the giants in the division series. You know i mean. I know we have spent all season saying that. The dodgers are may be the better team and that didn't end up happening the giants for one game better. The giants won the division. But ultimately i i just think that the experience and the depth that the dodgers have. I really am expecting mookie betts. We saw him with the two hits last night. I'm expecting him to not play like the regular season. Mookie betts that he was. We already saw cody. Bellinger lost night looking a lot better than he had. Since pretty much june at this point and i think that when the dodgers are really on all cylinders like that that they match up super favorably with the giants i really do think it's neck and neck by you know if you can go with a max scherzer and teams with players like that in a series like this. I'm going to but i'm picking five games. I think it's going to be really really close. You're coming up with paul indicators zone. Explain why i think that experience also is going to potentially be a factor in this series all right later today white sox and astros give me a pick and give me a reason. Oh my gosh. I think this is the hardest series to pick. I mean the answers better team as we've discussed the best offense a baseball In a sort of underrated way at this point and they've really upgraded their bullpen. After that was a bit of a weakness earlier in the season. I think the astros win the series. But you know mostly. Because i think there are some questions with the white sox with exactly what's going to happen with starting pitching. We know that. Carlos radon is not going to be the carlos redone. We saw in the first three months of the season..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"It was a crime to do nothing like literally. You could just be doing. Nothing and i was a crime because you weren't working right so you get a couple of hundred years of puritans intermarrying and hand Having this culture and then you get the daughter of a methodist minister from puritan stock. She marries a puritan. She has a son. And then you have this guy who is completely obsessed with working right. He's a complete user worker hollick and invents his whole life so i. I don't think it's an accident that The edison was like this when you take into consideration where he came from and the the culture and the history of of the puritan people In if you wanna learn a little bit more about this And how of puritan culture in in some ways still shapes america. A really interesting book is called. Albion seed the talks about that. I highly recommended. But yeah thomas. Edison super puritan. Even though he wasn't religious superperson a couple of things one is industrial sabotage industrial espionage. Both were extremely common during addison's time so Mending the lightbulb. Especially when he's having public demonstrations people from westinghouse people from other companies are just walking into menlo park and just unscrewing lightbulbs and taking them and In fact it gets it gets really bad. They have these public demonstrations and they can't tell the difference between westinghouse people who are stealing them for for espionage purposes and. Just you know bystanders. Who want souvenir and take the chance to the lifter. Edison lightbulb But this is a big problem. It was a it was a different time. Like during the current wars when westinghouse and edison or both trying to electrify new york city. You know got really It got dirty you know with people intimidating each other and beating each other up and and business was really like bare knuckles back then. That's not something. I talked a lot about because edison himself didn't had a lot of involvement in it. But i think it's really interesting aspect of that time period and if you want to learn more about it the book the current war is is good and so his last days of night. There's another interesting book about that time period the last thing and then i'll end on this even though it's kinda early from his life is a quote from edison so his very very first invention the first thing that he successfully patents is the electric vote recorder and so edison is a nobody right. So how are you gonna make an electric vote recorder to show off for the patent office. He has to make it And so he literally has to. You know the casing for the thing. Of course you can do. The electronics telegraph operator. He's working with electron all the time but he has carved the casing for this thing so He does. He carves wooden casing for this thing..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"He said mary had a little lamb. They pulled out the wax paper and examined. It saw mark vibrations. And then put it back under the needle at the beginning and they pulled along roughly the same speed and as they did they Heard edison's voice saying. Mary had a little lamb back to them. Cruzi cried out mind gut in him o or an english my god in heaven his like his mind is blown right mesler would later say it was not fine talking but the shape of it was there. There were cheers. And congratulations all the way around. People can't believe that they have imagined for the first time in history heard recorded human speech and it can be difficult to understand. Just how monumental. This was when edison told his attorney. Benjamin butler about the invention. The ladders response was dear. Edison tell me something more about your wonderful invention in recording the human voice. It is so remarkable that i do not understand it at all. His confusion is pretty understandable. Given that edison himself struggled to find the words to describe what he had invented he wrote quote. You probably remember our experimentation about printing the human voice. I have not done that. But i have produced in recording the voice on a paper from which i can reproduce the same voice at any future time as you can listen and recognize the voice of the original speaker in speaking to the philadelphia. Record a newspaper edison's colleague. Edward johnson described it similarly. He said that. Edison had invented an instrument quote. By which speech can be recorded while it is being delivered on prepared paper and that it could be quote re delivered at any time and even by today's standards. That kind of sounds like magic. I can record a voice on paper and then make the paper repeat back the same voice and the people at the time it was like magic. It was a complete sensation. It's difficult to put ourselves in their shoes. Because now we are so used to seeing and experiencing new technologies that were sort of jaded to it. I mean what could be invented. Now that would truly blow your mind. What was the last invention that you saw it. And we're just like whoa mouth agape you couldn't believe what you're seeing or hearing it's really rare these days right. I don't even know what could do that now to us. Maybe like a teleportation device or something like that. That's kind of like what this was the people at the time it really it melted their brains their stories that they test the device with random strangers. They play it for people and they ask them. What do you here and the people respond. I have no idea what this is i. I don't know what i hear. And you know the audio was not as high quality as recorded audio not as high quality as the that..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"Which is obviously very easy to understand. I would say that. His first marriage was worse. Because mary didn't know what she was signing up for right. Edison wasn't famous at the time. So he kind of armed her. She said yes. She marries his guy and all of a sudden she's thrust into the spotlight of being married to this world famous man and he's never around and she didn't know that was gonna be part of the equation whereas meena when she married edison. He was already famous and she knew what she was signing up for maybe not the extent of it. She was certainly still annoyed frequently that he was not around as much as she would like. And it's just difficult to deal celebrity and she was in the spotlight a lot. But you know. I think she dealt with a better than mary. For that reason. She kinda knew what she was getting into. His children His sons from his first marriage. William and tom where They thorn in his side for his whole life. They are always making trouble. They embarrassed him. They married kind of disreputable. Women they would make all these claims that you know especially tom. Thomas edison junior would sell the rights to his name. Because you know then people would just take any old mentioned you know. This is the thomas. Edison and then very little letters junior. This is the thomas edison lamp. This thomas edison. Whatever and Transplant people into buying it. These kind of low quality products. So tom was going around selling his name. Edison had to threaten to sue his son to get him to stop. So yeah william and tom. Troublemakers never really made much of their lives. His sons from his other marriage were much more helpful. So charles was one of those sons. He was like most interesting man in the world. He was not only very successful business executive he wrote poetry and compose songs and was was kind of a ladies man early in his life. He eventually became the governor of new jersey and he was the ceo of edison inc for a while and was very successful. Ceo did well and Had a working relationship with his father his other son theodore was the only son who really followed his..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"And starts work power plant facility on pearl street. He also establishes new company. He wanted to manufacture all of his own machinery by his board opposed getting into manufacturing. So he starts. Edison machine works as a separate company which turned out to be a pretty good call as that little company would go on to become what we know as general electric which was a pretty big deal. For quite a long time. Edison was juggling all these different constraints inventing and patenting the technology building in manufacturing all the different components necessary for all this to finally happen but delay after delay piled up and then finally on monday september fourth eighteen eighty two edison turned the lights on on new york city. He actually has them turned on at three pm so that no one would notice if they didn't work but by seven. Pm people start becoming aware. Whoa wait the electric lights are on all over the city. It was a total transformation moment in the history of the world but it was also a little anti-climactic there were few news reports about it. No parties no celebrations to steady practical warm light but it was enough radisson who said quote. I have accomplished all that. I promise now. Edison has a really really packed life. He invented a lot and did a lot over a long period of time. None of it probably matches the heights of inventing the phonograph and the electric light so do sort of a quick overview of the rest of his life before going back and diving deep on a few stories. Things started to go really well for edison's electric business but then in eighteen eighty four. He had the worst year of his life. A giant financial crisis hits the us and sinks him into debt and around the same time. His wife dies at the time. No one could or no one would say what exactly it was that she died from. But in retrospect it's pretty clear that she sadly died of a morphine overdose over the next couple years. Edison managed to pull himself out a financial crisis and by eighteen eighty six. He's in really good situation. With more than three hundred thousand lamps in his circuit and booming revenue and profits. He also remarried in eighteen. Eighty six to a woman by the name of meena miller and it's a great year for him businesses. Doing well he's in love. He's teaming with invented energy and even.
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"The the obvious role models i think edison was certainly a role model Probably want biggest role models Yeah i read books about him. Absolute and It's an interesting contrast like edison. Versus tesla is interesting. You know the the company tesla And the reasons is because we use an ac induction motor which is knocked texted test developed. And the guy probably deserves a little more play than he gets in current society but on balance. I'm a big fan of edison and tesla Because edison brought his stuff to market and made those inventions accessible to the world whereas tesla didn't really do that So that's so certainly a big one. So there you go. I do think that you is probably the closest living thing that we have to edison. And you know. He acknowledges that he takes him inspiration from edison's life which is not surprising to me. Speaking of comparisons Obviously another easy comparison to make is with steve jobs both had a propensity for starving themselves. And for we're diets. The jobs would have periods of his life where he would only eat. Apples and edison had appeared in his life where he would only drink milk. That's the only drink that he would consume So that's again kind of a a weird similarity between the two. They also had this flair for showmanship. That was very akin in another connection. That i just think is funny. Is that you know. Edison did not invent but he did perfect a telephone and similarly steve jobs did not invent the smartphone but he kind of perfected it in made it this new mass market thing with With the iphone. And when steve jobs introduced the iphone he did so with a commercial called. What else hello. This commercial featured famous movie moments where people answer phone and say hello and then it shows iphone and says hello on the screen. And i'm sure that it was unintentional to pay tribute to a word that edison invented. But i find it meaningful in a cosmic sort of way that he did kind of accidentally pay tribute to edison. Okay other notes Okay so edison was like a classic mad scientist. He was always blowing himself up poisoning himself. He nearly killed himself all the time. So nearly choked himself on poison. Gas nearly radiated himself to death with xrays. He nearly blinded himself by staring at lights. He electrocuted himself multiple times. He set himself on fire. Burned himself with acid. He held things that blew up in his hands including tons and tons of light bulbs In fact it's my conspiracy theory that he probably made himself death with an experiment. Gone wrong you know the famous quote that he had about when he went death is he said that he hadn't heard a bird chirp since he was twelve and i find it odd that he targeted it to that exact date in the story about what did make him. Death was always changing right. There is no good answer Different diseases different. Conditions were put forth and edison himself said different things. But you know he said. I haven't heard a bird chirp since i was twelve years old. And that's right when he was starting to get all these chemistry experiments and experiment in his basement and there are reports. He said his mother said that he blew out the windows in the basement multiple times he was always blowing stuff up and and blowing out the windows and of course what he did on the train that got him kicked off the train. So it's my i. I think it's kind of a conspiracy theory. I guess 'cause i haven't heard anyone else say this but i think it's possible that he at least made his deafness worse by blowing out his eardrums in an experiment when he was a young boy when he was twelve or thirteen years old. So there you go by just funny that he was like this classic mad scientist who is nearly always killing himself..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"But yeah never was a great senator and this is enough to really make a name for himself in the community of telegraph operators around the country in eighteen sixty three he leaves michigan and becomes what was called a traveling tramp operator because this area was more or less frontier country in america. The american midwest michigan ohio indiana illinois missouri although states were very much still developing unsettling so new towns and cities were popping up all the time and many were growing rapidly so it was a very fluid and changing scene and areas where station agents were needed was changing all the time so station agents were hopping from city to city as needs cropped up often sharing room and board with each other as well as tips for where to find good whiskey and pretty girls as they moved from city to city hence they were called trump operators then. She didn't call themselves that they call themselves sparklers or lightning slingers which are both very steam punk and is funny to me because it seems exactly what kids of that age would still call themselves if they were around today. They were a tight knit group of intelligent and technically skilled twentysomethings who were well educated in a very frontier sort of way not a lot of theory informal university training but a lot of experimentation and practical knowledge they are also dealing on a daily basis with some of the most advanced and sophisticated technology in the world at the time and this created a perfect storm for experimentation for learning for innovation and also for hijinks. I've talked before about the tribe of maniacs phenomenon and it was in full effect here and that this is sort of a textbook example. And it's crazy. How much it resembles. Silicon valley in its heyday. Both are on. The frontiers of america born a generation or two after it was settled in during a time of really rapid population growth. Both had access to the most advanced technology at the time. Silicon chips in the case of california telegraphs in the case of edison and his contemporaries. Both scenes were started. Run by men in their twenties. Who were obsessed with tinkering and bowl scenes were dominated by playful applications. The new technology especially for the use of practical jokes in the same way that steve jobs was kind of the king. Practical joker and his circle. Thomas edison was the king practical joker in his. That's another funny little coincidence that we see for whatever reason great. Innovators are also very often..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"Edison is serious. All he hears us. Whoa i invent something. That edison can't then or hasn't then i get fifty thousand dollars. So when he does because he you know he's a genius himself. He invent something that that edison didn't indent he goes and says where my fifty thousand dollars in edison says. You know there are no fifty thousand dollars. That was a joke and Tesla leaves in a huff but They didn't exactly reconcile. They were never like friends but they were cordial throughout their careers. And i think tesla team to understand that wasn't serious and he had misinterpreted this because tesla did have kind things to say about edison. Which you wouldn't expect if he felt like he was truly ripped off by a dishonest man. They did have tremendously different approaches which they talked about sometimes and look. They were rivals. They were both competitive guys Who took a lot of pride in their work. Tesla said of his approach quote. I did not need any models. Nor drawings or experiments. I could do all in my mind the way. I unconsciously developed a method for materializing. Inventions ideas is exactly the opposite of the purely experimental method of which undoubtedly edison is the greatest and most successful exponent. I liked one quote that described their differences. That said quote tesla's was a more original genius than edison. He surrounds himself with a halo of electric light and calls purple streams from the soil. His aim is the hook man's machinery directly teenagers. And i think that statement that tesla's a more original genius than edison is is certainly accurate from a certain viewpoint. Think tesla was probably smarter from a pure. I two horsepower. Sandpoint than edison was. But you know obviously. Edison had the more successful career had more inventions. Which is why. I always say that energy and work ethic matter more than intelligence in the long run. I also think that edison's approach which was the experimental method rather than tesla's more theoretical way of doing things is a better approach. And i think that's another reason. Why eight edison had more success despite probably on an objective level being less intelligent than tesla. I think one thing that kind of demonstrates the difference between them is an incident in eighteen ninety five. Nikola tesla saw his entire lab. Burned down much as your member. Edison did and Edison was very sanguine about seeing his lab. Birdman tesla was not he said. And i quote. I am in too much grief to talk. What can i say the work of half my lifetime. Barry nearly all my mechanical instruments and scientific apparatus. everything is gone. i must begin over again. So you can see from that. That tesla even though he was his genius probably didn't have quite the same grit and determination. That edison did not quite. He did start over again. And so i would say he did have a lot of that but you know some sort of extraordinary in that regard and To speak to their relationship a little bit. tesla also said after this you know great fired lab- quote. I have received a letter from mr edison offering me the use of his workshop. In which continue my experiments he has shown me the greatest kindness and consideration. I do not think however that will accept the offer. Sony was sort of It was a competitive but you know also sort of friendly relationship. I like to think of it as like professor x magneto or something like that. Speaking of tesla. I find it hilarious. That elon musk named his company. Tesla because he lon is so much like edison in.
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"Intelligence in her son nurtured at believed in him and told him so she home schooled him by buying textbooks and reading through them with young. Al edison would later write quote. I used to be able to get along school. I don't know now what it was. But i was always at the foot of the class. My father thought. I was stupid. And at last i almost decided i must really be a dunce. My mother was the making of me. She was so true. So sure of me and i felt that i had someone to live for someone. I must not disappoint. But his mother's education could only take him so far and at age. twelve young. Edison became an independent man and his young adulthood from twelve up through his teenage years is the most frontier america mark twain sounding story. You have ever heard in your entire life in fact if mark twain handwritten at you might say yes. It's good but it's a little much tone it down a little bit It starts like i said when. Thomas is twelve years old and the family falls on hard times due to a big economic recession. So edison takes a job as a newsboy eventually selling papers on the train to and from detroit. He had an entrepreneurial streak from a young age and was soon selling other things train as well from candies the fruit and other produce as he's doing that he realizes that the produce is cheaper in the big city of detroit than it was in his small town so he starts buying produce in detroit and taking it home and selling it at a profit On the streets of port huron and pretty soon. He's growing this little business setting up. A couple of fruit stands and hiring out other little boys demand than and so it is H thirteen edison was running a thriving business with multiple under his employees. He even bribes the train conductors because technically he's transporting goods on the train without paying and he bribes them in the best possible way. He goes to their wives and offers them berries in butter at wholesale prices so now even the wives of the train conductors are up in this vast net of underage deception. There invested in thomas edison succeeding and so of course. The conductors allow him to continue to transport his goods for free..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"They generally did not say hello. It did exist as a word it was pronounced differently. It was pronounced usually hollow and it was usually used as an expression of surprise so You can hear that still sometimes that someone. I don't know i. For whatever reason i think in a british accent someone saying hello. You know like they get surprised by something and that was the way that this word. Honolulu was used as an expression of surprise but then in the old days of telephones when they were essentially still used as tool for telegraph operators. They needed a way to each other's attention. Because they didn't have ringers yet. So whole really. They just had open lines between telegraph stations. So if you needed to get in contact with someone you just shouted and so they needed something to shout alexander. Graham bell suggested the word ahoy. It's i would love to live in the alternate universe where that becomes the standard greeting between people but edison suggested that they used this word honolulu but that was you know. The vowels are kind of soft. It didn't carry that well so he changed the vowels to hello because he can shout bat real easily and be heard really easily so telegraph operators start using this when they want to be heard from station to station. So i've got a message for someone. I pick up the telephone and a yo. Hello hello until someone picks up. And then i give them the message of course. When telephones made their way to general population then people started using that In their homes when they picked up the telephone hello and then it just made his way into the language as the default greeting. Hello and so that word. Traces its roots directly. Back to thomas edison. I think that's just indicative of the way. The edison has had a huge impact on all of our lives in a way that we don't necessarily think about Often take for granted okay. Let's talk really quickly about the edison. Versus tesla angle Something i've received a lot of questions about as i mentioned in the last episode Tesla's started working for edison in eighteen. Eighty four. He got right to work on a problem on a dynamo on a boat that edison had been having a lot of problems with and he stays up all night and he's able to figure out the problem and solve it edison's mostly remarks the bachelor. This is a damn good man So he had good things to say about him then. He had good things to say about him throughout his career. They respected each other as geniuses. Of course tesla was very inspired by edison. As you might recall from last episode they did have a falling out. When tesla's stopped working for edison. There's disagreement about money. Essentially tesla thought that edison had promised him fifty thousand dollars. Tesla is this new immigrant. He's just off the boat. He goes in for his first meeting with edison. And you know they're talking about stuff. And tesla says well what happens if if i invent something even you can't invent and edison look buddy if you can invent something that i can't event you can have fifty thousand dollars. Edison is joking. He you know he was not flush with cash at this time. He didn't have fifty thousand dollars to give. But tesla is a very recent immigrant. his english is not great and he doesn't get the joke right. he thinks that..
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"Wilson this is a three part series on thomas edison. We discovered this podcast about two or three months ago and frigging loved it. It had very small listenership. Both sean tonight binged listened to all of them. His aims. ben wilson. Podcast is called how to take over the world Ben has allowed us to air This episode and the next two. So this is a three part series on thomas edison. He's allowed us to aired on our feed. Just because we like it so his podcast don't few hundred listeners. At the time but we thought this was so cool shannon. I and it's about a similar topic that we talk about. So we have a topic called or the segment. Call billy of the week billionaire of the week. This one is on thomas. Edison we loved benz podcasts. So much we just said hey man. Let's air this on our feet because it's so good so it's called how to take over the world. This episode is on thomas edison. He's got a few other episodes or a few other Folks on his feed. He's got Thomas edison I believe that alexander the great. The rothschild family really really cool. I'm a history buff. And so i'm happy that he was cool unless air this. We're doing it none other than just we think is good and we want you guys to check it out so here. It is enjoyed the episode There's part two and part three on our feet. Check it out. I like to take this chance to giants nobody. Hello and welcome to how to take over the world. This is.
"thomas edison" Discussed on My First Million
"Wilson this is a three part series on thomas edison. We discovered this podcast about two or three months ago and frigging loved it. It had very small listenership. Both sean tonight binged listened to all of them. His aims. ben wilson. Podcast is called how to take over the world Ben has allowed us to air This episode and the next two. So this is a three part series on thomas edison. He's allowed us to aired on our feed. Just because we like it so his podcast don't few hundred listeners. At the time but we thought this was so cool. Sean and i and it's about a similar topic that we talk about so we have a topic called or the segment. Call billy of the week billionaire of the week. This one is on thomas. Edison we loved benz podcasts. Much we just said hey man. Let's air this on our feet because it's so good so it's called how to take over the world. This episode is on thomas edison. He's got a few other episodes or a few other Folks on his feed. He's got Thomas edison I believe that alexander the great. The rothschild family really really cool. I'm a history buff. And so i'm happy that he was cool unless air this. We're doing it none other than just we think is good and we want you guys to check it out so here. It is enjoyed the episode There's part two and part three on our feet. Check it out. I'd like to take this chance to giants nobody. Hello and welcome to how to take.
How Ford Made the Worst Car Ever
"Edsel. Ford was born in eighteen ninety three in detroit. He grew up in the motor city before it was the motor city his entire childhood. He had a shotgun seat to watch his father. Henry ford build the automotive empire that shared his name. Big shoes big shoes. The shoes they say about big shoes to fill Edsel seem to share his dad's passions. He grew up tinkering with cars and learning everything. There was to know about engines and design and so looked up to his famous father. But unlike henry ford edsel was a kind man who enjoyed the finer things in life. He was stylish and aristocratic. In contrast to papa henry who famously hated anything frivolous or luxurious having a private chef at your camping trips. Yeah ron christie at your camping trips. Do we have to revisit the sixty-nine square no you don't have to get into him. Sixty nine hundred edison. But it happened one hundred percent for sure henry. Ford did sixty nine with thomas. Edison well for a more substantiate an example. Whenever henry visited edsels house edsel had to hide his fine wine collection. One want your dad to know that you had the good stuff. Do you guys have a wine collection. Not for very long. Yeah i've got a couple of wines. Why way me it was really bad. We're keeping that edsel believe that the ford motor company needed to look towards the future but his father was increasingly obsessed with the past for instance. Anyone who mentioned decommissioning. The model t was fired. Why would you even think about doing that if you're like yeah well at. This point is pretty old car although their relationship was what we might call today. Toxic henry ford still taught us on how to run the company. Henry ford started the ford motor company in nineteen. Oh three and in one thousand nine hundred henry step down and name president of the company
25 new additions made to National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress
"The new batch of sound has been added to the national recording registry and that fateful meeting this ended with this LaBelle song being among those added to the national recording registry of the library of Congress also celebrating spots on this year's list Kool and the gang Janet Jackson's rhythm nation eighteen fourteen and L. matic buying non historic clips include Phil Rizzuto as call of Roger Maris's sixty first home run the first recording of an eighteen seventy eight clip of Thomas Edison and more recent history the first ever podcast I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
The Lightbulb Strikes Back
"So we're talking with a niece Ramirez a material scientists about her new book on inventions the technologies that we've created that intern have shaped us one chapter that captures this dance and really threw me for a loop. Was the one on artificial light. I mean it's all around us and yet I don't give it a second thought or barely. Even I thought if I'm honest yeah I had no idea. The Light Bulb is such a simple invention and I used to be a professor for many years. If I were to give a lecture on it I would just say this is on and this is off the lecture go home. Well don't go home because in her book a nieces serves us up some late. Eighteen hundreds drama are characters. Thomas Edison to you probably know and William Wallace who you probably don't see Edison who is largely credited with the light bulbs. Invention was actually inspired after going to visit Wallace. One Night Wallace was super excited to have the Thomas. Edison at his house cooked them. A meal showed him like contraption. But at the end of the night Edison's like great. Start Buddy now watch me make this without you? He's leaving the man's house and he's saying I'm GonNa beat you wallace. You're going the wrong direction. And he does. I'm just GonNa say I feel like William? Almost got robbed Wallace did get rob. And what's so bad about him? I live two cities over from William Wallace lives. I've been here about ten years. I never heard Wallace right. And I go over to that city. Nobody's heard of walls. He's been completely erased even more complicated than the history of the light. Bulb is how artificial light has affected our lives. Our Body has two modes has daytime mode and a nighttime mode and how it knows what mode to be in is by the type of light it needs blue light to know that it should be in daytime mode where we have a higher temperature higher metabolism and then as the light changes where it has less blue sort of in the evening or when our ancestors were alive when we lived under candlelight our bodies would enter into nighttime mode and we would be in this rest or repair mode but most of us live by artificial lights. Yeah and so. We're getting continuous blue light all the time and we're daytime all the time right and so being you know. Constantly bathed in blue light can throw off our MELATONIN LEVELS. Right that hormone. That tells us kind of that. It sleep time. That's right that's right. It's an old molecule and we have in our bodies it tells all of ourselves to go into nighttime mode but I've heard that very small marine animals they have to and it lets them know to rise to the surface when it safe and wanted to go back down. So it's a very old molecule. It tells the cells that it is nighttime mode and so you should be in rest mode and So Melatonin is going throughout our bodies and it tells us to go into rest mode but Melatonin is suppressed when blue light is detected by the photo sensor there. Yeah right so some of the advice in the book is to reduce the amount of blue light. You're exposed to later at night so you kind of want redder late less blue light so powering down your cellphone and computers and maybe having kind of a nighttime only light in your room. That's more red light. Is that right? Yeah it sounds Corny. But I actually did it after I started writing this book and my brother who I live with he. He now wears these funky yellow glasses from time to time. I'm like crazy. But he wants to put put himself nighttime mode but but in the mornings we should have Bluer Light. So go outside. The Sun has blue light or blue. Led's or compact fluorescents as the sun sets. We reduce those blue lights. If you don't have Non Blue Lights you know. Just dim them. So there's not a lot of like going into your eye but you can use redder lights so there's red. Led's and incandescent bulbs yeah and then also changed the setting on your computer so that it's a nighttime mode. Nice okay. So it'll come as a surprise to probably nobody but our creation of artificial light. Has You know intern. Really negatively affected the natural world in some ways so when really concrete of this is the courtship of lightning bugs. Yeah Awhile I love firefly's and I didn't know that there was a bar scene going in my backyard when I saw firefly's and what's going on is the firefly mail is announcing himself saying. Hey I'm a male screen and the females looking and if she likes what she sees she'll flash back. I like you and then they go meet future firefly's but what I've learned is that the number firefly's is decreasing and it has to do with the streetlights so the male fireflies will announce himself and female firefly won't see him and so she won't flashback no future firefly's and another scenario which is even worse is that he'll announce himself with the street lights above him. She'll see him. She's not impressed. Because FEMALES LARRY. Flies like male fireflies bright lanterns in his lantern is looking pretty dim in front of that street light. So it's right like he has game but artificial late is coming in there and is it. Yeah is messing with him. He's like no it's bright really is bright and she's like. I'm sorry and she swipes left. That's it no future firefly's come on humans like help. Agai messing me up. I mean Gosh. What does it take? This is fun. Okay so something that really struck me was. How many historical figures we meet in your book who you know tinkered and tinkered away for months and years on those inventions like you spent pages describing Henry. Bessemer 's early experiments with making steel. Why was it important for you to kind of include that entire process? Well we kinda live in the microwave generation and we think that you know in three minutes Things are gonNA happen right away and scientists fun but science does take was some work and what? I'm trying to impress upon people. Is that even though? It was long and arduous for them. What motivated them that they were passionate about it. And when you're passionate about something that time doesn't seem to be so onerous so So I just thought it was important to show that people worked really hard to do things. And it's not an instant overnight success that it does require some some time and effort. Yeah so throughout the book. The inventors are noted as frequently for their successes and failures not just in perfecting their inventions but also their personalities. What made you decide to focus on that interplay? Well I think story years or stickier I wanted people to really resonate with technology and talking about stuff by itself portrait of stuff that works for some people but if you hear about the people in the motivation and then you see oh you see their flaws. Then you really are pulled into the story and to be quite honest. I all I actually wanted. To debunk a lot of geniuses to. I wanted to really get into people's stuff and so I'm in the archives and I'm looking at old papers and I'm like all right. I'm here to get into your dirty laundry. Tell me about you and Samuel Morse. I'm like all right. I'm in you I'M GONNA. Oh Wow you're not such a nice person. I'm gonNA write that down. I I need people to know about that. Because we loft these geniuses and what I want the next generation to feel like they too can be inventors right because if we make these people seem so brilliant that they feel distant feels unachievable. But if we're like. Wow that guy was kind of a jerk. If he can do it I can do it That's that's my motivation. That's exactly what I want people to say.
Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World with Brian Roemmele
"The podcast that I want to share with you. Today is actually a recording of the final speaker. And this is Brian Romley. And if you don't know Brian Brian is the man that actually came up with the term voice I he has often been referred to as the Oracle Voice. He has been referred to as Thomas as the modern day. Thomas Edison. You'll hear similar introduction when I introduced him here on the on the podcast and in the recording from the Webinar but when we started talking there were so many interesting ideas that came out of this and we got to the end of the Of the women are the people that were attending. Were requesting that I turn this into a podcast and I was delighted to be able to do that. Brian was a very happy for me to share this as a podcast as well so I think you're in for a real treat. Brian Talks about some of his ideas of his visions. For what a world is GONNA look like using voice technology after this corona virus pandemic? So like I said. I think you're in a real treat so I'm going to share this Webinar with you right now and I'll be back Afterwards with some concluding comments so enjoy this discussion. This fireside chat with Brian. Romley as some of you will know. I'm a big fan of Brian Brian. I had become a friends through meeting each other at a couple of conferences. Brian Romley is You may have heard some of the names that he's been given the Oracle a voice modern-day Thomas Edison. He's always working on something in his garage. That is absolutely fascinating. And one of the things that Really really impresses me. Brian is his ability to bring knowledge from all different areas for example Computer Science Anthropology. History Medicine it goes on and on and on and Brian is able to take this all in synthesize. This and his views in my mind are absolutely incredible. I don't know US describe it and when Brian Speaks I listen. And so it's with absolute pleasure and excitement that I get to have. Brian share some of his thoughts with all of you on this Webinar spry. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you Terry It is it is really wonderful to be here and sorry about the Satellite Connection. It's not always perfect You know I don't know solar flares sometimes something no problem no problem. I'm glad that we've got this connection here. So that's good we're GONNA WE'RE GONNA use the audio and we're GonNa go with that so Brian as I was just saying I you know I I love to hear your take on all these things and I guess my first question to you is. Where do you see voice? Making the biggest impact in times like these journal. Well that's a great question. It's really more of a universal question. And we can kinda jump around and some of the ideas primarily. I think we're GONNA see every design of of public interaction surfaces We're GonNa see things that interact with voice and maybe Over the air hand gesture type things and also your own device becoming an interface whether it be actuated through voice or touching your own glass screen to open doors to choose locations in elevators All number of situations like that You know opening car doors. People are going to become galvanized with the thought that there could be a dangerous virus maybe years maybe decades afterwards spent a lot of time studying the nineteen eighteen pandemic and Read a tremendous amount of newspaper articles over the last almost sixty days now and most of it is not on the Internet. Unfortunately a lot of it's on microfiche and microfilm so Very fortunate I have that and have microfilm microfiche reader and I've been able to dive into the mindset of what happened post pandemic and there is always going to be a post pandemic right so we start looking at what is going to change in society and one of the things have changed in society post nine hundred. Nineteen eighteen pandemic was how people interacted in public and touch surfaces And some of its stood for a long period of time and some with short term. So we have that at has specked do want to dive into more elements of this sure. Yeah please I love to hear your thoughts on this. I know I know you've been looking at the The one thousand nine hundred and nine hundred nineteen pandemic and you've been looking at some of the similarities and for those people that didn't see it. You should look in Brian's twitter feed because he he outlined all these different ways that our society is going to change. So I'd love to yeah dump it. Jumped Gentleman explained some of those ideas and how that relates technology again. Voice is going to be sort of hovering over a lot of these things and then we can sort of drill down one of the things they discovered it was copper. Surfaces had a an immediate response to D- vitalising deactivating. Because you can't really kill a virus necessarily I mean a virus isn't really alive. You can vitalize deactivated. And I'm sure you can dive into that Terry a little bit more on the medical side but It requires human DNA to actually actuate and certain minerals And certain metals divide allies Viruses and bacteria On something that is called contact kill. Contact kill has been widely known for literally. Hundreds of years We can go all the way back to Sumerian times and the use of silver utensils and copper utensils There are a lot of reasons for that in lots of folks. Don't want to dive down. The cargo cult a concept of this but a lot of folks saw more educated and perhaps more wealthier individuals using gold silver and copper implements Specifically for preparing food and things of that nature and he said well that must be a sign of wealth when in reality a lot of these folks not all of them a lot of them did understand that these implements plates cops Gaba coblets Forks knives actually killed viruses and bacteria and made their food a little bit more presentable A lot of the food was a necessarily presentable in ancient times especially as we went Through the Middle Ages so copper is known for a long time post. Nineteen eight thousand nine hundred twenty pandemic copper saw a revitalization sometimes used as brass brass has tremendous momentum copper if made correctly copper surfaces if cared for correctly. Even if not cared very correctly still does quite a good job. Individualizing viruses Why is that a big deal? I think we're GONNA go. Obviously we discover some of this. I've tried diligently to help people discover it and some people get angry because you know you know this particular virus may last up to six days on cardboard but you know copper might take four hours to kill it or something like that ridiculous like that reality is. It's much faster. There's much better. Research for hours is is on the far side and again. I'm not trying to give anybody medical advice. Not Trying to say consume everything in copper or anything of that. Nature for example copper is highly toxic if used with something acidic or highly astringent Copper is great for water and water only to drink from not beer or whiskey. So if I understand correctly what they mean you're look at this pandemic that happened a hundred years ago and he looked at some of the patterns. And you've been studying how that can suggest ways for us to deal with the issues that we're having right now And so that's one good 'cause I've seen that now in the media that that's been picked up from somewhere and more and more people are talking about how you having having copper services seems to as you talked about. Devitalized the virus. What about in terms of like getting back to the voice side of things. What do you like? I know that for example There's a lot of talk now about making activated devices. And you've seen the high the headlines from China Voice activated elevators and you talked about cars. Are there other places where you see? We're having an impact. What one final note on copper and I hope it helps. Anybody has a medical background. That's listening to me All patient beds all patient. Touch surfaces at hospitals in my view should have copper alloy coding period end of story
The Adoption of Cryptocurrency
"I wanted this like so think. Last last week we talked about adoption over that was probably the prior week in in all like there's always a main theme of the show in. It's just weird. That like everything that we said would happen is happening. But it's like we're fighting the happening of it. That's what you mean by that. You said you said that before. We started hearted added to what you mean by the. I don't know what you mean by just now what do you mean for example. I said that you know Many many moons ago we said that You know mining is going to get to a point where we're going to see really strange. Entities Gidon into the mining game name because if now is a path to profit for them right and we. We talked about a month ago or a month and half ago about like certain states. In Russia Russia are like saying a state sanctioned mining who can hook in a straight up to the nuclear power plants. The nuclear power plant was commodity mining. Yeah and then in Iran. They're basically saying like hell. Yeah mine mine away. Because we don't like sanctions and that's clearly happening but there's not much other nation states can do about it at this point. It's just it's just happening. And you know in the US in Wyoming there's now to municipalities that are sanctioning mining and kind of giving them a free go and giving them money to build more mining farms ends overseeing Komo And then you know for for for just felt like years of my life. We talked about institutional money coming into the space in. Its here now. It's actually building the foundation of where the price goes. Now take that what. What what metrics say what Beck search tell you that institutional money is? He's here now like why ever say walking every single month coin based releases a blog that says look at how much our institutional volume is growing in Corolla Colonel Lot. It's Paul W on the growth is correct that like the rate of growth is great but the overall amount across the entire ecosystem because this is still really small so a drop in the bucket compared to like traditional finance like we cannot stop realizing that that's the case we're moving in the right direction for their a fast but we're still small. I get that but right now comparing comparing this space to traditional finance is is a exercise in futility I think it's an exercise in futility because that's not the end game of the space right now we're kind of shoehorned shoehorned into having to compare ourselves to a dollar or a euro or yaw or ruble but that's not the end game of this never been the. I'm game of the in game of this this for this to be the line in the sand that things are compared to i. Don't I don't know about that. Why I mean why? Because that was the whole impetus of like hey. We don't need those systems when we could just use bitcoin. We don't need those systems when there's a network of smart contracts that could serve those systems everything should be compared to this new truth and not that other truth that that's kind of the in game if it's not the in game. This is just a cute side project for somebody. Body like Jeff Bezos to make a lot of money off of because that's not the game off off off it off. Yeah I gave you that. There's a little bit of that in terms of like eventually. Hopefully this becomes the standard that people build on and relate themselves else to including Fiat like nations-led currencies. I believe that's already happening like you see like a river. We interviewed the Guy Bill de decentralized market or decentralized them exchange and he said that the coolest thing happening for us right now is that small nations are actually using the lighting network to finance themselves and we can call. We'll be excuse me we're GONNA be elitist incites it's microfinance but they're doing these transactions at subsidy to get a few dollars in their pocket to fucking buy bread like. That's that's an inkling of what we spoke to many many moons ago in. It just doesn't feel like I know institution money's in their gym and I hooked up with trading view which is like okay if you're one of those guys that wears the three P. suits and does coke in the bathroom at lunch. You're probably overusing TRAE. You're getting like in Doug. I'm not judging you for doing coke understand looking at that many numbers you gotta be spry gotta eat a Nice Bagel. Some coke took a job that will but of the saying that everything we spoke of is now here and I don't think everything is it's starting to be here. Why do you feel like we're fighting it? Why are we like? What makes you think we're fighting it? Because I don't it's like for example we we ranted and raved about about side chains. We got him now the going. But then everybody's like l. that's a fucking federated blogging blahdy Blah. That's a piece of Shit Shit and I'm like it's not though there's like five major exchanges doing very high volume bitcoin transactions in that aside chain that is audible. Now yes it's federated but that's literally something we rant and rave about in its here in. It's working and now people you're like will man arguing school. Buses are painted yellow and blue. And it's like fuck you guys one at school buses so safer for the kids. They're all one color but you're mad because they're blue and not yellow. What the fuck a little over the top? I would say there's A. There's a few things things that contribute to that one is Like this ridiculous infighting that's happening thing between everyone that's inside the space based on what project thereon against the projects that do something similar in a slightly different way but basically you covering the same issue and this like the venom that could spread that gets. That's under the guise of trolling. But it's really just I you know US versus them. Mentality of everyone tried to the same thing. I feel like most people who are deep in the weeds. Have the people were deep in the weeds up becoming a lot of like the people other people in new entrance look up to and into being influencers whether they want to or not and there's just like venomous US versus them infighting that's that's detrimental to the space. As a whole and of time. I think people have lost a lot of the initial ideology of why we're doing this. Or what the end goal was and they make compromises and concessions to try and get something out the door in marketing push go a little hyperbole. What they're offering as opposed to like what they're really doing and and vitually the technology will get better so that it'll make them obsolete to like? I think a lot of the things we have now is because the technologists technologists and scale well enough not fast enough. You don't have the Innovation Shit to like do it. The way we want to make these interim companies that do it the way we can that makes a lot of compromises like for instance just like coin basis so big because the most the technologists and scale and so you have to have these these centralized things that sit on top that allow the people who want to use the stuff to use it at the convenience they want but ah at a more constrained set of like trust and delegated responsibilities like that and we're like well that's not. That's not what I signed signed up for when I enjoyed bitcoin and people are coming in. It's like why Jordan bitcoin big money who gives a shit say it. It's getting bigger and you're getting more people who have different a different views or cares and mixed with people building things that make concessions because they have to get get something out the door and then there. Oh Jeez that are trying to build something that doesn't make concessions but it doesn't work very well but they have a bunch of funding from early days and they're like well what do you do it like. There's so many different things going on. But it's gotten so much bigger like if we were to look back where we started. I if we woulda to had all of this back then maybe we would have been right and we were saying like it's just around the door like adoptions just around the door saying that when we started waited like deductions about to happen. Guys it's just right there. Were almost there just a few more things and it's been five years. We're still like we're actually really. They were so far away. It's the things that get adopted. This is one the things that I've I've finally come to peace with the things that get adopted. Have a ridiculous a torrential amount of funding. Let's just about like crooked. There was this there was this camp. There was a policy like down the street from the Wright brothers doing the same thing but the Wright right brothers older sister was basically financing their entire marketing campaign literally created a newspaper just to talk about their shit and distributed it within the cities and this update fuck man like weakest lie to like. We're doing the same shit. Where'd you learn that? I had to watch the documentary on it when I was in college. How's my engineering degree? We had to write a documentary in report. Because you know there's always that one professor dislike you will watch a movie about my fucking Hebrew and write a report. What about it so I can tune with my core values will euro year? I'll do the same thing. We're going to be derided book reports fucking Bursley like like. You're teaching a class on finance. You shut the fuck up. Bruce Lee knows everything about finding really lots documentary But Lega and then the same thing basically happened with Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison right the same exact thing. Thomas Edison is an bodied him out because marketing and money and the government like Thomas. Edison fucking politician Bro. I got this new electricity to well. How about this and The thing that spawned everything. We're talking about. Do you mean bitcoin. It didn't have all too crazy marketing and backing to get to be the thing. That's mainly adopted at this entire space. Very true it's actually the first thing in his street. St Paul One of the first things in history that that is probably the case. Like it's almost the exact opposite that's very true so it has to be like a reversion has got to a certain point everything that builds off of it kind of goes back in the old ways. Because that's a there's I don't think there's anything in the CRYPTO currency space. That will redo what Dick wanted because the cats out of the back right like you can't you can't redo proof of work that way it's going to get co opted to early because there's too much attention attention and understanding and experience and and and money in the space to not co Ogden. If there's a bill you could've you could've eagerly screwed things up in the early days if there was enough money attention and resources a dedication to doing
A New Biography on the Life of Thomas Edison
"So it's interesting that Edmund Morris is considered such a famous biographer because really he was the biographer slowly what were his work have it's like his work habits were unusual L. Trilogy and fourteen years to do Ronald Reagan so he does is to sort of scoop up massive amounts of information and he often therefore Pamela he's a wonderful writer I mean his his pros just sings Edison left five million pages in his archive and it took wrote the book backwards it's like Benjamin Button in other words he starts with the IT complicated I found that we would you know suddenly getting people I find it inventive I as a reader and as a biographer found we don't each chapter stands on its own the problem through the index and where was this person did this person fit into Edison's earlier into traditional and that he was going to break new ground on this research he obviously had unparalleled access but in terms of did it the one thing I will say that I do know the people at the Edison Archives head to learn mechanical engineering metallurgy all kinds of stuff order you would think that telling backwards might be easier if you had someone who had conventions and also I would imagine a challenge now a hundred engines are now so out moded and there are certain things about Edison amazing I for other talent he realized that he could not do this himself and nations in the country I in Menlo Park and then in West orange where he not only kind of like you know like bell labs do afterwards and that is a remarkable shen did he make a lot of money inventions he did he did could really is sort of going. After competitor like George Westinghouse he would do anything bulb whether it was the phonograph whether it was motion Pictures Edison and that included members of his own family he was distant and he could really northern or one or two of them came to work for him he would and he did not suffer fools lightly he was a very difficult allow initially baggy clothing because he believed that tight clothing would from the age of twelve right that is correct he was completely deaf in one ear he was basically self schooled his mother took over his basement of this rural home and have all kinds of chemistry experiments that kind of inventive mind and he didn't mind putting the time and marketable so yes I would say at quite an early age whether it was at a very young age really inventing the phonograph he was enormously
On This Day in History: Pearl Street Station Began Generating Electricity
"I'm eve and welcome to this day in history class a show that uncovers a little bit more about history every day. Today is september fourth twenty nineteen <music>. The day was september fourth eighteen eighty two pearl street station. The first commercial central power plant in the united states started generating electricity building on the work of other inventors. Turn edison created an incandescent lighting system. He had already constructed experimental power installations. He used a dynamo now. No known as a generator to deliver power to each of these small installations but incandescent lighting in homes and endorse was becoming more popular and a substantial source of power was needed in eighteen eighty the same here. He received the patent for his incandescent lamp. Thomas edison established tablet the edison electric illuminating company of new york to build power stations in new york city edison decided to build the first permanent central power power stations for supplying incandescent lighting in new york's financial district in lower manhattan construction of the station began in eighteen eighty one the mechanical and electrical part of the plant was at two fifty seven pearl street since the building was constructed for commercial use. The structure had to be strengthened. Thanks to hold all of the necessary equipment. The flooring was replaced with a floor of girders supported by columns. The building used for storage ridge. Sleeping and offices was at two fifty-five pearl streets. Each building has four floors edison chose this location because it provided a good mix of commercial and residential business and was home to many major newspapers. It was also close to the western union telegraph telegraphy company in city hall the company paid around three hundred thousand dollars to buy the properties and built the station and distribution system constructing the network of wires and conduits that delivered energy to customers was one of the most expensive parts of the project after administrative expenses canvassing and patent license fees the cost came to about five hundred thousand dollars or two hundred and i'm forty horsepower babcock wilcox boilers were in the basement of two fifty seven pearl street fix engine and dynamo assemblies were on the floor above that the dynamos were driven by reciprocating steam engines supplied by coal fired boilers each assembly wait about about thirty tons and was raided for around twelve hundred lance. The third floor housed wooden frame wrapped with copper wire resistances that were used used for manually regulating the dynamo fields. The fourth floor was home to a thousand lamps that were used to test dynamos that needed inspection or repair. The first engine and generator assembly was tested on july fifth eighteen eighty two the station went into service on september fourth pearl street street station used direct current which is an electric current that flows in one direction with alternating current on the other hand. The electric current changes direction periodically. Atakli customers were not charged for current until eighteen eighty three after the system for accurately recording the flow of current proven reliable so the first bill was to antonia brass and copper company for fifty dollars and forty four six the new york times officers were one of edison's since first customers pearl street station did not become profitable until eighteen eighty four other direct current low-voltage central station electric systems were later built around new york city in january of eighteen ninety. A fire destroyed some of the station but it was back up up and running not long after and stayed in operation until eighteen ninety four though edison defended the use of direct current. The rest of the world was gravitating toward alternating current. Either tom pearl street station shutdown. Other power plants have been designed to service larger areas edison sold the buildings and they were later torn down. I'm jeff code in. Hopefully you know a little more about history today you yesterday saturday.
Play Times Over for D&B
"Seth Jason thanks for being here. I'm in my full don't run me over callers with my greasy sweaty guy who biked in a look. So for those of you who can't see me look for the video, that's, that's almost ever this is. Yeah. This is when the people are like, no we're happy that it's an audio podcast, we're thrilled. We don't need. We don't need to see you in the bright, orange biking shirt. I don't even have a handsome voice. Nice speaking voice. Let's move along. We've got we've got a bunch of news. And we're going to we're going to preview some earnings that are coming after the closing bell. Let's start with Dave, and Buster's, though, because first quarter profits came in lower than expected. And that's actually the first time in five years, that's happened for them. Shares of Dave and Buster's are down more than twenty percent this morning. I know they lowered guidance how much did they lower it? I mean they didn't they didn't miss by something. It wasn't a whole much that full year guidance to and they missed by a penny or something. But people are freaking out. I think once you've set up the expectation that you're going to do better than than people. Expect all the time than the minute, you don't all heck breaks loose. Hey, I on a stock that's done fifty percent or something. And he's a very clever tech company. So if you really want to know how to lose money come to me twenty twenty some percent and a day or a week, nothing but Dave and Buster's to me is one of those businesses seems odd to me that sort of still exists because you've. You've so much restaurant competition. And then you on game and food. I mean how is everybody not at home? Getting door dash food delivered while they play eight packs legends on their on their XBox. Can I answer that because you don't always want sixty your friends coming over to do that? You sometimes you just want to get out of the house. I suppose a comp comp suggests that the a slightly slightly negative flat. People aren't all add excited at least the last quarter, or so they've been getting a little growth over the years by opening new locations. The margins I was like, in the margin been kind of creeping downward for several years now. So this is not my idea of a super awesome, opportunity that free cash flow isn't really there. So unfortunately, you know, sitting there at a price earnings ratio of seventeen sounds like a bargain today. But I think it might need to be more of a bargain before it's a before it's a real deal. Glad you mentioned the cops because that was one of the things that leaped out at me when I was looking at this quarter was that they're, they're comps really. Aren't that great? The new locations. And by definition for those who are new to this podcast or new investing. When we talk about comps, same store sales by definition. Those are locations that have been open for at least a year, the new location. I mean, this, this is one of those things that is maybe not a red flag. But maybe it's a pink flag. Not just for Dave and Buster's. But for any, whether it's a grocery store, just a basic retail operation, or in this case, Dave and busters where it is a little bit of a pink flag where you go wait. So the new locations, there's the initial excitement. Dave and Buster's has opened up in your town or your city or whatever it's like, oh, let's go there. But if they can't sustain those people, and I'm wondering how much of the gross margins creeping down has to do with an increased marketing spent because it does seem like they are doing a lot of promotional stuff. Yeah. While the margin I mean, all the margins are on the way down. So I mean their food prices were going up for a while. And then we had labour and other costs going up. So, but a lot of restaurants are experienced. It's just plain old competition. You have to match prices or in, in some way or another, to bring people in the door. One of I guess, one of the challenges, I would guess, exists for Dave and Buster's is hey, it's a it's super small location without much stuff in it, right. No, it's, it's not it's a place where you play stuff. So it's not like cranking out another one of those poll as with the wrought iron furniture made out of black pipe from from the, the plumbing store. It probably costs, a little more money to build these locations, if they're not paying back so quickly. Your financial start to their other way. So I think on the plus side over the next couple of years, Dave and Buster's to the extent that they're looking open up new locations. We'll probably have more options as commercial real estate continues to face some challenges on the flip side, whenever the conversation turns to well, we think of recession is coming next year or two. You know, when I think about stocks that are recession proof, Dave and Buster's. It's at the other end of the spectrum, this is this is a business. That's done. Well for a bunch of years, but it seems like one of the ultimate discretionary income stocks. Yeah. I guess we'll find out someday. I'll predicting recessions has been a bad business. Yes. In a while. So the fact that the stock is at a two and a half year low, you're not looking at this ain't no. Yeah. By on this dip now. Yeah, I got I got a long history with with value, finger, quotes value stocks like this, that continue becoming more, and more of a value, but less and less of a value, if you know what I mean. Tesla had its annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday. Shares were up briefly this morning in part because Alon musk made comments at the meetings at the meeting. He said he say anything positive. Well, I can hardly imagine, you know what? Let's, let's be clear if he's not any CEO, who's not saying positive things that their shareholder meeting is doing a bad job of being the c. So I don't knock him for that. He said, among other things, it won't be long before we have a four hundred mile range car talked about in twenty twenty Tessa drivers will be able to use self driving features without intervention. I it seems like you just look at the stock chart today, there was some initial enthusiasm stock. Doc was briefly it's now down a couple of percents of problem. If you if you say things that don't turn out to be true often enough, sometimes people stopped believing you it was more than two years ago that Elon Musk promised us that you'd be able to sleep in your tesla while at drove across the country. And everyone believed it then, and then, you know that never happened, and then he kinda dials things back and then a couple of months ago, he doubt things if he said, four sure there will be a million robo tesla robo taxes on the road, you'd be stupid, not to buy any other car, which is just laughable. I mean, consumer reports a couple of weeks later rated autopilot, as dangerous and more difficult to drive with than just driving yourself because it was so erotic. And now we have a couple of months after that autonomy day, which to me, seemed like a smokescreen designed entirely to try to shift, the sentiment of the, the company away from financials and towards, you know, hey, we're going to become an Uber competitor and now. Now, a sort of walking things back and saying self driving without user intervention. But also at the same time supervised robo taxi, which, by the way like Waymo is doing that right now in that exists in other forms? And he just makes these promises that don't match up that don't line up with the reality of what other self driving car leaders are saying and what they're doing. This is a really difficult task and it's not just a matter of getting a couple hundred thousand or a couple of million more miles. There's real diminishing returns for machine learning for doing this, and they have not cracked, this not yet in Tesla's doing it with more. Limited hardware than other companies is nobody else trying to do it their way, which tesla true believers would say, well, that just shows a genius. Mosque is I tend to think that if he's the only one doing it this way, and all these other really smart people are seeing you probably can't do it that way that he's probably the one who has it wrong. So very interesting shareholder meeting. There were some other comments that stood out. To me, Tesla's shareholders are obsessed with the idea that there of being victims. They love this idea that they're victims of a media conspiracy, which is hilarious because they are the, the beneficiaries of so much media incredulity for years. I mean nobody nobody looked at mosque and said, can you really do all those things until recently, now, of course they don't like it. I one of the remarks of something about, you know, it's crazy. The media talks about you is if you're about to go bankrupt, and he says, you know, of course, we're not that's just insane. Except not too long ago, everyone thought they would need to do that. They were running on a cash and must claim they weren't. And then after they had a quarter or they got some free cash flow. He came out and said, yeah, we were only a couple of weeks away from running out of cash. So they wanna have it both ways. It's really nutty. And to me, it's the kind of stock where I wouldn't take a real position in it either way. Because on the one hand you have a CEO who's very comfortable saying things that are not true. And you have a lot of other executives leaving the company probably related to that on the other hand, you have this rabid shareholder fan base. That makes the stock whip Cy it's completely detached from fundamentals. It's all about this crazy personality, not for me. You just reminded me of. The Alex give new documentary that was on HBO and for for those who haven't seen it. It's a it's a fabulous bit of documentary filmmaking about theranos, and Elizabeth homes. And one of the things that. Was noteworthy to me in that was the opening of the documentary. That was a decent bit of information about Thomas, Edison, and sort of, you know, sort of tracing the line of the Silicon Valley, fake to you make it mentality back to Thomas Edison, and saying, you know, Edison did a fair amount of that. Like, there's, you know and, and, and that's, that's a tried and true practice that, you know, didn't didn't start with Elizabeth homes. It didn't start with the Elon Musk. And you know that, that kind of thing goes on all that being said they report earnings second quarter report is scheduled to come at the end of July. It really seems like on the times when tesla has come out with, like a legitimately, encouraging slash great earnings report. A lot of that other stuff just disappear. So and by the way, I'm like you, I don't own shares. I would never know millionaire short stock. I'm on the sidelines just watching all of this play out Noddy and. I just sort of think, to myself. Well, you know, no one ever gotten trouble for walking up to bat and hitting home run. And if they don't, if they come out at the end of July and have some blog quarter, and that, then that helps. Well, of course you have to do it. Yeah, but, you know, the miracle quarter was it was to a large degree, and it wasn't really spoken about at the time. The cash flow quarter was was a artifact of really massaging working capital and calling in some favors. And so you wonder can actually keep doing that. They raised money following the miracle quarter because they needed it. So the suggests that they couldn't keep doing that. It's not easy to build cars. It's not easy to build cars, and you also tell everyone you're going to build self driving electric trucks and all of this other stuff. So maybe they pull it off. I really hope the industry goes, but they have a lot more competition, coming from all the other manufacturers, and those manufacturers are not stupid. If you're looking at a higher for your small business naturally want to find the best person for the job. And the odds are that, that person is on linked in and Lincoln jobs makes it easy to get matched. 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Will virtual reality films ever go mainstream?
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by vast a global cybersecurity company trusted by over four hundred million people avast is dedicated to protect you online. So you can connect to the internet confidently avast keeping the world safe from cyber attacks. Visit them at a vast dot com. Moviemakers are still trying to find out if virtual reality works for movies from American public media. This is marketplace tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Molly would. The Tribeca film festival is happening in New York City and this year, it features more than thirty virtual reality movies slash experiences for both movie fans and future be our filmmakers to check out virtual reality films are becoming a bit of a festival mainstay since Oculus brought its first production to Sundance back in two thousand fifteen but VR movies still aren't anywhere near the mainstream. Marketplace tech producers Stephanie us went to the Tribeca film festival to see how some filmmakers still believe in the magic of VR watching a movie in virtual reality involves a lot of stuff being against the headset. When you want it does it you just move it up and down the Lamar Tate is stationed outside the VR film. The key at the terrific film festival. Audience members go in one at a time the standard small dark room, but they're not alone. There is a live actor at all times inside of the room with you. They might touch you just for safety reasons to keep you away from. The walls you might run into walls. Because when you're in the film, you can't see the real world, you're truly immersed and the characters are prompting to walk around with. I want to remember where the key comes from. And what it needs. Maybe you can help me. I think VR is an incredible medium shoe creates memories. It's trike heart is the director of the key which is meant to convey in sort of a dream Lakeway. What it's like to be a refugee we want people to feel like this leap through the journey themselves. But trekker police it for VR to take off the headsets have to get cheaper and people have to well, put them on a friend of the tech. My parents, for example, it was like. You know, and I really had to walk like, I was very insistent newly to learning Tribeca offers VR as part of its immersive film track. Lauren Hammonds is a festival Curators festivals. Play an important part in the ecosystem of launching this work. So the idea of LBJ or location based entertainment is so important to getting audiences. Getting is on this work as part of a long tradition. I'm getting used to innovations in film, like when Thomas Edison's movie, the great train robbery came out in nineteen zero three motion pictures were very new and film historian. Marc Wanamaker describes how one audience member reacted to an actor breaking the fourth wall. George barnes. Who was the star of the great train robbery turns toward the the audience. Pulls his gun looks at the audience and pulls the trigger and then someone in the audience stood up and shot back. But it didn't matter that movie in ended up being a hit VR still waiting for its blockbuster. That's marketplace. Tech producers Stephanie Hughes, we'll see if any studio deals come out of Tribeca. But last year at Sundance of ER distribution company bought a three part virtual reality space series for one point four million dollars and later released it for Oculus. So there's some money out there. And now for some related lakes. There's an interesting piece in wired about the Tribeca festival and these big immersive installations, they're trying out this year with a live actors like Stephanie mentioned it suggests that maybe the future for VR movies is actually more like a museum piece a real world experience where you enter a virtual worlds instead of entering a virtual world alone in your basement with a five hundred dollar headset, which is all very interesting. But it also shows you just how far away we are from figuring out how this medium is supposed to work wired also has a story from earlier this month about not mixing bleed and virtual reality, which seems like a good PSA, you'll find both of those links at our website marketplace tech org, and look it might feel like VR is a slow roller. But I found a research report in the motley fool Tuesday that said it generated three point six billion dollars as an industry in twenty eighteen super data research estimates that number could be. Sixteen billion dollars by twenty twenty two. So yeah, companies are still at it. In fact, Facebook announced Tuesday that it's releasing its standalone Oculus headset. The Oculus quest on may twenty first the quest needs. No, computer or game console to operate. It costs four hundred bucks, and it will launch with over fifty games. Maybe this'll be the one I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. This is a PM. Caroline in Brooklyn, New York wrote to tell us, she's a longtime fan of marketplace, tech and appreciates the content and the mission thinks Caroline to join her in keeping marketplace tech going strong, donate online today at marketplace dot org, and thanks to Carolina and all the marketplace. Investors who make our work possible.
"thomas edison" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford who had they winter states over in Fort Myers, and they kind of encouraged him to consider buying property food the south and over on the west coast, we did down in Naples, Florida, and that became his tropical what he called his tropical garden, and this tool remnants of it today, if you go to the Naples zoo and Caribbean goblins there is a lot of sign each referring their massive fig trees that that kneeling plan to the a lot of his other plantings and they're assigned each they talking about what he did in his work down at his tropical gardens. He loved in goes, he came he, and he died here nine hundred twenty nine I think he found that he could grow more of a variety of plants here. And he particularly loved goes on this area. Now, did he literally walk through the gardens and raise these himself? Or was he more the the science guy in the background, directing others? I think he was about as hands on as you can get which is what is. Fabulous about reading his books because he talks about his techniques full growing things the way he found where he was very much about using natural mulches to keep the soil moist into rich the the rich soil with the fallen leaves. And that kind of thing he includes his recipes for bonemeal in this kind of thing that he would use to help fit allies, he hands on when you think about the amount of work that he did he had over seventeen hundred named varieties of caladiums growing on this property, and that requires an incredible amount of hands on work as you cross breed those different plants, and he knew he took copious notes needs extrordinary notebooks, which are now in the library at Rollins college. And the university of central Florida library have collections of he's extrordinary notebooks with all of the results that he observed. I asked you to put nearly in. Context of Florida's history. But actually put the gardens now in the context of Goethe, what does it mean to the community to have that location there, and frankly, the work you've put into bringing it back to life? It's interesting when we first talked about trying to buy the property. There was some pushback from the community. People are always a little concerned about change. I think and understandably the navy's concerned about having perhaps the public pouring into the back Yard's. I think I hope that they coming to understand that what we're about is making beautiful, and peaceful and a place for people to come and unwind and appreciate nature that we're not going to be going out throwing wild parties, and, you know, having lots of loud music, and so I think bit by bit as they've understood that we're very serious about this that we are passionate about this. But we also care about the community. Coming to understand that. And we're getting some much more support from the community. We actually have right of the moment stored in the garage, all beautiful historic Marcus. That are going to be going up on all the access roads. Coming into the an Orange County grand enabled them to do the beautiful start Marcus to him out of being founded in eighteen eighty five. And it's now our historic rural settlement, and so restoring those until they've got someone to come out and and get them installed. And so we're really wanting to work with the community. And I think they coming to realize that we have such an important part of the story of west Orange County in the story of this wonderful little German-American community. I heard so I'm sure they do. And why don't you? Go ahead and let everyone know again about corks caladiums and canvases is coming up. It is our main annual fundraising event to help us in restorations the gardens. It's coming up on Saturday. The twenty seventh of April from.
"thomas edison" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"I a little bit skeptical. Seemed almost too good to be true. Had you had never heard of him. I'm sure of that. I had not heard of him. Robert Armstrong, the former head of MIT's chemical engineering department joins KO's board of directors after medoff told him about the electron beam. Accelerator his inventive way of breaking down. Biomass. The electron beam is truly a game changer. I was told that it's the holy grail getting access to the sugars people at MIT are working on it people in national labs bet. Nobody's gotten it done yet has done. It co has done it. A. Of course, MIT couldn't get it done. He's right about that. He outsmarted MIT. And now, he's Lord some pretty powerful man to his board of directors, including former shell oil executive, Sir, John Jennings and three former cabinet secretaries. Steve two of the department of energy, George souls. Former secretary of state and former Defense Secretary William Perry. Well, I thought he was another Thomas Edison. Another Thomas at another Thomas says a genius. Very eccentric genius genius. Who had come up with this totally revolutionary idea? He definitely is a character. I come from a world of characters in my scientific world, but he's not a scientist. But he has all the attributes many successful. Scientists you have to believe in yourself. You have to say this is going to work is there enough biomass to supply enough of this ethanol or gasoline in the world. It can make a significant dent a possible. Thirty percent dent in the petroleum market. According to a report by.
Why Youre Bad at Fact-Checking, Reducing Anxiety with Horror Movies, and Why Urine is Yellow
"Today. You'll learn about an illusion that shows how your brain processes information white peas yellow and how watching horror movies can help reduce exile eighty but satisfy some curiosity on the award winning curiosity daily. We've got three trivia questions for you. Are you ready question one? How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark question to what's the nationality of Thomas, Edison? The inventor of the telephone question three. What were the first words uttered by Louis Armstrong when he set foot on the moon? Let's recap and see how you did. How many of each animal did Moses take on the ark you said to? But Moses didn't take animals on the ark. That was Noah for number two. What's the nationality of Thomas Edison, the inventor of the telephone? You might have said American, but Thomas Edison, didn't invent the telephone that was Alexander Graham Bell. And what were the first words uttered by Louis Armstrong when he set foot on the moon? Your answer might have been one small step for man. But that answer is a giant leap. Louis Armstrong is a legendary trumpet player whose name is actually pronounced Lewis. Well, he he pronounce his own name Lewis. Yeah. Let me go. Neil Armstrong was the first man in the moon. So why did the questions fool you? It's all in how your brain processes information. This bit of trickery is called the Moses solution, and it shows how bad you are at picking up on eyars in your everyday life. Researchers I came up with it in one thousand nine hundred eighty one study where more than eighty percent of participants missed the problem with the Moses question studies show that illusions like this can lead people to pick up false information about the world's. Fortunately, there's one way around this. When people are asked to play facts checker and correct errors as they read their much less likely to pick up false information than people who just read what they're given. The takeaway is that if you assume anything you hear or. Or read could be wrong than you'll be more likely to notice when it is. But you can rest assured that we check all our facts on this podcast, the award-winning curiosity monthly we all see the same sky and ask why is the sky blue? But we also all go to the bathroom. So how can we never ask? Why is our P yellow lucky for you? We're science nerds. So we've got some answers, and they might tell you something about your health long story short urine his yellow because of a chemical called euro billon or euro chrome. Here's the deal. Your body has a massive amount of red blood cells. But they don't last very long before the need to be washed out of your system. Even after they've passed their expiration dates red blood cells contain iron, white blood cells gobble up that iron to keep it in your body. And then they did that ex red blood so rapper that's called Bill Rubin. Some of that Bill Rubin heads, dear kidneys, your kidneys. Suck out valuable nutrients and transform that Bill Rubin into a molecule that happens to be yellow the. Mount of water in your body can dilute that chemical which is why are urine can means from crystal clear to a deep amber color, so very generally speaking. That's why the more clear your urine is the more hydrated. You are if it's deeper yellow or amber or Honey coloured, then you might want to hydrate a little more, and if it's neon yellow, then you might have excess riboflavin in your system, which means you probably just popped a multivitamin or you drink and energy, drink, really. Yep. Other non yellow colors or possible. And we are not medical professionals. So don't panic, but you might want to see a doctor if it comes out brownish pink or reddish, orange or even blue in green. That's actually a thing that can happen with certain rare genetic diseases and fizzy nece or foaming this can happen sometimes too if it's just fizzy once in a while, then it's probably a harmless hydraulic effect. If it's regularly foaming than it could be kidney problems or excess protein in your diet. say a good horror movie to stimulate your next date night.
SEC Sues Tesla's Elon Musk Over Fraud in Move That Could Oust Him
"Tesla's in a whole world of hurt. Shares are down a fourteen percent right now after the SEC had announced that is suing CEO and chairman Elon Musk founder of the company for fraud apparently over this a tweet he sent out last month where he said he was considering taking the public private taking the company private at four hundred and twenty dollars a share funding secured. He the SEC was investigating their parents. Currently we're on the point of a settlement, which would require him to not be chairman of the company for two years into higher outside directors. And this sort of thing at the last minute, reportedly he decided to fight this. And so now they are suing him. I don't believe the company will find out shortly. They're suing him for fraud. They want him disbarred from ever being an officer in a public company, which means he could not he could no longer run tesla, though, he could still be its largest shareholder you'd have to just focus on SpaceX which remains private for now. What does this mean for the company for you? If you own a tesla if you're a shareholder. What does it mean for Elon Musk him? So many people admire on the phone with me right now is CNBC's auto reporter filibuster. Who is all over this story? Phil. How are you? I'm good, gene. How are you? Good. This is crazy. What what evidence does the SEC have that Elon Musk committed fraud? Well, they're going to point to the Twitter trail and a Twitter trail clearly shows that he made statements that they believe are false and misleading and in the words of the SEC caused market chaos. And if you go back to August seven when he set out the tweet saying considering taking the company private at four hundred and twenty dollars funding security, those last two words that are most problematic because as we now know there was no deal. Locked in. Now, iwon musk has said and continues to maintain. Look I thought that we could get a deal done with the Saudi sovereign fund to fund us going private. But it wasn't a true deal. In terms of. There was no offer sheet. There was nothing that had been signed off on by either the Saudis or by a board members at tesla. And when you combine that with other comments that EON musk has either tweeted out or has made in interviews about his lack of love if you will for those who short Tesla's stock who want to drive it down who he believes her trying to ruin his company. They are essentially saying the FCC is saying look you were trying to manipulate tesla stock drive it up higher which would force those who are betting against the company to cover their bet meeting buying bunch of shares and driving higher after that. Exactly. And so that's their that's the allegation there. And you were correct that it is only against the on musk tesla. The corporation has not been charged by the SEC that could change there could be some charges there. But given the fact that this was primarily Elon Musk freelancing and doing this on his own as we know from the New York Times interview in from other interviews, there was no consultation with board. Members. This was not a board meeting where they said that sounds good. Let's go forward with this. This was Yuan must deciding to tweet this out one day. And so I I don't that. They're going to go after tesla the corporation and the question remains, why did he turn down? According to our our reporting and the reporting from other outlets a deal to settle with the SEC which would have allowed him to remain SEO. So it's quite the soap opera to say. The least there are reports that in the SEC complaint he chose the number four twenty two amuse his then girlfriend the singer Grimes. Is there any smoking gun Email or text from internet investor relations saying what's what funding and him saying, oh, I'm just kidding around. I mean is there anything like that that we know about yet not yet? And in fact, we've had a couple of former SEC attorneys come on CNBC today who have said, look if you just look at the complaint right now when we don't know all the evidence that the SEC has. But you know, they came out both guns blazing yesterday saying, hey, this guy. No, just because you're a celebrity and a brilliant entrepreneur. And visionary. And this generation's version of Thomas Edison, doesn't give you the right to send out these tweets. We haven't seen any type of smoking gun document at this point. We do know from the New York Times interview that he indicated look I got I got four hundred nineteen dollars because I went twenty percent higher than where I was trading. And then I then I went up to four twenty read between the lines about whether or not there is a reference to the drug. But that's the thing read between the lines that's different than proving intent to commit fraud. Remember, you don't have to. It's a civil case don't have to prove intent here. You can the SEC could convict him strictly on the basis of recklessness. What's happening with the Justice department criminal investigation that is apparently continuing, and you know, we have seen this in in business world where sometimes you see a separate. Investigation turned into charges criminal charges, and maybe the civil charges from the SEC are rolled into that. Or they're dropped. That's certainly a possibility that is still out there doesn't mean it's going to happen. But that's another cloud. That is to a certain extent hanging over tesla
Cincinnati teacher completes record trans-Atlantic row
"An hour long speech to thousands of people at a high school here just north of Columbus Ohio. Is where the Wright brothers. Invented the aeroplane And we're any Oakley got her gun Ohio is the state that gives us American, legends and American heroes like Thomas Edison Neil Armstrong at, John, Glenn stumping for state Senator Choi. Balder Senate. Olin tangent orange high school last night the president also attacked, Democrats the media and other familiar targets former Ohio State assistant football coach Zac Smith accused. Of domestic violence by his ex wife Courtney spoke to ESPN about those allegations and also about the scandal. That's unfolded at issue over the accusations and they're handling Smith said that he only told head coach urban Meyer what he needed, to know out here in the public trying, to put my personal life out there People at work or anything I mean it's I believed that personal matters marital matters need. To remain personal and between. A husband wife that's what I believed in so I believe I told him what he needed to know and nothing more Meyer was suspended with pay while an investigation is ongoing one more day to avoid paying sales tax. On back to school related items in Ohio today is the last day of the sales. Tax holiday until eleven fifty nine PM tonight no sales tax will be charged on clothing items that are seventy five dollars or less school supplies that are. Twenty dollars or less and a Cincinnati area biology teacher has rowed solo across the Atlantic setting. A record for a west to east crossing Bryce Carlson arrived at Saint Mary in, the silly, aisles off of England's southwestern tip late Saturday thirty eight days six hours and forty nine minutes after setting out from Saint John's Newfoundland beating the old record by fifteen days your ABC six first warning weather. Forecast isolated, showers Storms through the evening and then gradually turning clear overnight low of seventy one tomorrow a slight chance of rain and thunder in the afternoon sunshine a high in the low nineties showers and storms expected Tuesday I'm Jack crumley. Get more news at the bottom of the hour and on demand at six ten WTVN..