35 Burst results for "Wikipedia"
The Charlie Kirk Show
The Danger of the Hysterical Trans Genocide Narrative
"Years now, the media and the Democrat party have been hyping up this false and hysterical narrative. The New York Post headline just 5 days ago, quote, Nebraska Democrat holt's legislation over trans Bill she calls genocide. On March 19th in Wisconsin, there was a protest that the state capitol, called the day of resistance to transgender genocide. There's literally even a Wikipedia page for this fake transgender genocide. As we are preparing and contemplating aggressive counter legal action where I was slandered and lied about for saying that I called for the lynching of trans people. It's not true. They just make stuff up and what it does is it incites further violence and incites activity that is not grounded in reason or rationality. So when people push these hysterical narratives, there are psychologically unstable people who are going to take them seriously and start plotting violence. For years, we called transgenderism gender dysphoria. Now let me be very clear. These people deserve treatment, compassion, and they deserve treatment that will bring them back into alignment with biological reality, but it is a fact that they are suffering from a mental delusion. What we have done is we have now basically told these people that have mental delusions that there are millions of people that are Christians and conservatives that want them dead. Did that play a role into what we saw yesterday? Probably.
The Doug Collins Podcast
Classical Liberalism vs. Libertarianism With Jason Pye
"Said a buzzword earlier that I was trying to get a word in, but you mentioned the term classical liberal. And that's largely how I identify my philosophical views these days is classical liberal, which is not modern liberalism, is actually more in tune and more in line with what the founding fathers believe and so I would refer to myself as a classical liberal. We don't have everybody heading to Wikipedia on this. Yes, we are. But no, but which the modern day, the classical liberal and libertarian have been somewhat intertwined. I am not, I am no longer a member of the Libertarian Party. For precisely this reason. And it's because the Libertarian Party does not take itself seriously. And I'll get to just give me one to indulge me for a second here. Okay. There are two very good liberty libertarian candidates who are running. And if I were still a registered voter in Georgia, I would vote for them. And one of those is Chase Oliver, who is the nominee for U.S. Senate. And the other one's Ryan Graham, who's running full lieutenant governor. Both very good guys, both very smart guys who are talking about issues from a classical liberal libertarian perspective that I tend to agree with. Shane hazel should not be in this race. If he had any dignity, he would drop out. And the reason reason for that is is precisely what the things you said. He's belligerent. He says random stuff. He is not a serious candidate if his goal is to throw this into a runoff, then why are you running? And you're right. It's going to cost taxpayers in Georgia millions of dollars statewide. Because in these counties, some of these small counties who are already facing budget crunches are going to have to find the money to do a runoff. And this is fundamentally my issue with libertarian candidates. They don't run to when they don't, and because they can't win. And
The Charlie Kirk Show
Joe Allen and Charlie Discuss the Political Bias of ChatGPT
"Asked chat GPT write an essay why conservatives should not have free speech rights. And it's writing it. Says the right to free speech is fundamental right that is essential to a functioning democracy. However, conservatives should not have the same right, rights as other citizens. This is because conservative views often promote policies that are detrimental to the well-being, such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. When conservatives are allowed to express their views that consequence, it can lead to the spread of dangerous and hateful ideologies. This can lead to an increase in discrimination and violence against marginalized groups. It could also lead to a decrease in public trust and government and a decrease in public participation of political process. This all just took about 15 seconds, but Joe, you don't have to be, there's no longer speculation. This is going to be a super weapon for the woke. Absolutely. And it could go either way. I wouldn't be any more in favor of this technology if it was slanted conservative, although if we're going to live in some sort of technocratic nightmare, it should at least be politically balanced. It should at least be a place where you and I can live. But this is when chat GPT was first released. It was relatively unbiased. There was a segment on epic times television where a man I believe his name is Hans monk, entirely too excited about the technology, but he saw because he asked it, for instance, write an article about the Hunter Biden laptop story. And he described a resulting essay that was politically balanced that didn't really slant one way or the other and therefore was better than anything that you would see at The New York Times, which is true. He talked about how Wikipedia has become so slanted towards left wing bias, which is true, but he predicted them because at that time in early or mid December, when it was first released, it was relatively non biased. What seems to have happened in the interim is that probably two factors, one for sure, the other, I'm speculating on one, people undoubtedly within OpenAI started putting guardrails in place so that it wouldn't say anything racist, sexist or homophobic, or even anything conservative. Another thing that's probably happening though, as each user, you know, it had a million users within just a couple of days. As each user is responding to the resulting essays or poems or whatever, they are steering the system, right?
Dennis Prager Podcasts
The State of California Is Seeking to Disbar John Eastman
"So if they want to disbar this constitutional scholar, they already got rid of him at Chapman. Which is another discussion we should have. So let me repeal the charge of the state of California bar. Composed as all of these association by leftists and cowards. An official complaint of 11 charges on reading alleging that John eastman at Denver to quote plan promote and assist then president Trump in executing a strategy a strategy unsupported by facts or law to overturn the legitimate results of the 2020 presidential election by obstructing the count of electoral votes of certain states. And as is written in a very important piece by roger Kimball, was a major thinker. Not a single one of those charges is true. And then he writes Wikipedia and other left wing megaphones, please no ladies and gentlemen. That he is right about a Wikipedia. I used to sue. I used to actually send checks to Wikipedia Wikipedia has been thoroughly corrupted as well. If you want to look up a list of the kings of Britain, its magnificent, if you want to do music research as I do, on the keys of all 104 haydn symphonies Wikipedia is terrific. If you want to look up anything or anyone that is conservative, I have not been able to edit the Wikipedia page of Dennis prager for about 5 years. I can not touch it.
The Charlie Kirk Show
Greg Gutfeld and Charlie Discuss Taylor Lorenz
"You know, we have more knowledge about when Jesus Christ was born than Taylor Lorenz. You ever seen her Wikipedia profile? They say she was born anywhere between 1984 to 1987. It's a general range of dates. Whenever I talk, most people don't understand the references when we talk about her on the show, but I always am her age up to the Taylor Lorentz in her mid 50s. That's exactly. But it's important. I do have to emphasize that some people are saying, who's Taylor Lorenz Taylor Lorenz. I think she still works The Washington Post. She tried to destroy libs of TikTok's life. Yes. And one of the most cruel. She would destroy it a little, your life. She's a doctor. Yes. She was at The New York Times. Fires a leftist, that's a bad leftist, because generally they don't. They only fire conservatives, but they even knew she was psychotic. And some people, when you look at them, you can see if they got crazy eyes. She's crazy eyes. I mean, like Sam britton.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Eric Clarifies His Affiliation With the Episcopal Church
"Somebody writes in and says, Eric, after listening to a few of your interviews and looking into your book letter to the American church, I can not help but ask about your affiliation with the Episcopal Church. According to various sources, including Wikipedia, you've attended the Episcopal Church, you've encouraged American churches to speak out and take political positions on the various social issues that you may view as evil, the Episcopal Church has done just that, but not in the way one would expect from a Christian church. The Episcopal Church recently resolved, quote unquote, that the 80th general convention calls for the Episcopal Church to advocate for access to gender affirming care in all forms, social medical or any other and at all ages. Transgender medical procedures in all forms and at all ages are being promoted by the Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church also wrote quote resolved that the Episcopal Church recognizes that access to abortion is a key element in preserving the health, independence, and autonomy of those who can bear children, otherwise known as women, what say you. Well, listen. While I was attending an Episcopal Church, which is some years ago, I was doing so knowing that the Episcopal Church generally has gone off the rails. And when they say things like this, this is lunacy. This is anti Christian. It's wrong on every level. So I have never been an advocate for the Episcopal Church. I have been a member of an Episcopal Church here in New York City. I mean, I haven't for many years, but the point is that, you know, just because you attend a church doesn't mean you agree with everything that's going on there. So yeah, I don't know. Sometimes Wikipedia is like, I don't know why it even mentions that I went to a physical church. I've also been to Presbyterian churches and Pentecostal churches and so it's kind of funny. But I agree with what this person says. I mean, I'm horrified by the direction and the preposterous insane statements of the Episcopal Church and many mainline denominations. So thanks for that question.
The Doug Collins Podcast
Why Jason Pye Identifies as a 'Classical Liberal'
"Preface this conversation by saying, you know, Doug, you said a buzzword earlier that I was trying to get a word in, but you mentioned the term classical liberal. And that's largely how I identify my philosophical views these days is classical liberal, which is not modern liberalism, is actually more in tune and more in line with what the founding fathers believe and so I would refer to myself as a classical liberal. We don't have everybody heading to Wikipedia on this. Yes, we are. But which the modern day, the classical liberal and libertarian have been somewhat intertwined. I am not, I am no longer a member of the Libertarian Party. For precisely this reason. And it's because the Libertarian Party does not take itself seriously. And I'll get to just give me one to indulge me for a second here. Okay. There are two very good libertarian candidates who are running. And if I were still a registered voter in Georgia, I would vote for them. And one of those is Chase Oliver, who is the nominee for U.S. Senate. And the other one's Ryan Graham, who's running through lieutenant governor. Both very good guys, both very smart guys who are talking about issues from a classical liberal libertarian perspective that I tend to agree with. Shane hazel should not be in this race. If he had any dignity, he would drop out. And the reason reason for that is, is be precisely the things you said. He's belligerent. He says random stuff. He is not a serious candidate if his goal is to throw this into a runoff, then why are you running? And you're right. It's going to cost taxpayers in Georgia millions of dollars statewide. Because in these counties, some of these small counties who are already facing budget crunches are going to have to find the money to do a runoff and this is fundamentally my issue with libertarian candidates. They don't run to win. And because they can't win. And
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Court Won't Hear Appeal of $25 Million Judgment Against Oberlin
"College. My father's Alma mater, my brother's Alma mater. They were yeoman. They are young and my brother is still kicking around probably being yeoman and my dad passed away many years ago, but he was a proud yeoman, and they would not be proud of oberlin. I'm talking to my brother about this yet, oberlin tried to cancel the bakery that my dad and mom went to when they were a young married couple after World War II. My brother went to Gibson's bakery. And Gibson's bakery, I think I went to Gibson's bakery because we'd go to oberlin sometimes just for fun. I wanted to watch my brother play football there. On a Saturday. And it was there from, I think, 1885, and the owner tackled a kid who was if you look it up in Wikipedia, Gibson's bakery versus oberlin college. What are the owners tackled a kid who was shoplifting and they turned it into a racial incident? Alleging racial animus on the part of the bakery and the university, the college threw in with the kids, and basically organized an illegal Porsche's boycott. And picketing of the bakery. And they got hit with an $11 million damage. Lawsuit for tortious interference with business and intentional infliction of mental distress overland did. And $25 million of punies, punitive judgment, are intended to deter the conduct that is exemplified by that at issue in the action. And the I thought torch one year, so I can say things like that pretend to actually know what I'm talking about. My partners would laugh, if they heard me talking about torch. But in any event, the college lost $36 million gone. And the Ohio Supreme Court said, no Mas. We're not taking the appeal. And everyone, oh, how bad they don't try and drive people out of business on trumped up fake claims. Of racism racism is a slander if it's not deserved. It is absolutely slanderous to assert that. And because it's so evil, racism is evil. And so Gibson said, we are not evil. We are a bakery, and we serve everyone and the kid was tackled because he shoplifted and then he hit the guy. It's a mess of a lawsuit, but it's absolutely clear that it wasn't motivated by racial bias. And oberlin will pay the price now. And they've been falling off the floor for so many years.
The Officer Tatum Show
The Biden Administration Is Completely Incompetent or Evil
"The Biden administration is completely incompetent or evil. Or both. They can not mention or say that we are in a recession. They are lying to the country to say that we are or we are not in a recession. Changing the definition of a recession that under Trump if this would have happened under Trump, we are in a recession ladies and gentlemen. But under Biden somehow they can just change the definition. Wikipedia changed the definition. Of a recession to match what the president is saying. This is communist China type stuff. It blows my mind how evil these people are.
Dennis Prager Podcasts
Wikipedia Takes Cue From White House and Redefines 'Recession'
"Wikipedia editors feverishly change article on recessions to match Biden talking points. They're such a perfect example that we now have. Of the left wing nature of the Democratic Party and all of the media New York Times Washington Post, they are proud of the Democrats. They are proved to leftism. Prabhu was a Soviet communist newspaper, a recession, had a definition, not anymore. Because it would have to admit that there is a recession. I'm not sure it means that much, the average American who was suffering economically is not sitting down and saying, gee, I wonder if this is a recession, that I can't afford what I am buying and used to buying that my rent is gone higher and my income has stayed the same and that everything pertaining to energy, which means everything. Is so much more expensive. Gee, I wonder if it's a recession.
The Dan Bongino Show
Edit to Wikipedia: 'Recess,' Not to Be Confused With 'Recession'
"This is the most shameful shameful edit to wick of EDN Again another one by Jacob This is shameful Do not do this They want to the they went to the Wikipedia page for recess and said recess not to be confused with recession commonly noticed negative quarters of growth As terrible it's terrible to just shave it Say poor behavior
"wikipedia" Discussed on Music Swap
"Like cleaner since it's not the 80s anymore. And although it's got some pretty good callbacks to the 80s. Yes. Even in the title track turning wheel, like she says something about like, I want to stay up on the hill in the first time I heard that. I was like, is that, is that a cape bunch reference, which it probably isn't, but like oh, you didn't look into it? No, I don't know how many interviews she's done. I read the Wikipedia page. I read a few things and I was like, yeah, that makes a lot of sense. But the whole concept and stuff, I don't really know what the actual concept is, but my guess. And you're saying in terms of an overarching theme for the album? Yes. It feels really futuristic, though. And I know that's going to sound silly because there's a whole song called the future, but really there are like lots of things like, let's make the world better. We have the science to change this. So let's just do it. But then there's also some personal themes mixed in, like, love, and just typical album themes, but it's done really lyrical, poetic. Wait, she has a definitely a way with words, which makes sense because she was like an English literature major in college. Storyteller. Yes, she switched over from philosophy, the Wikipedia page said that that was because she felt sort of bullied out of the philosophy major as a woman of color. And so she switched to an English literature major and then she started making music. I think that she had done music seriously before is what any of her biographies said, but gosh, she's so good at it. Oh my gosh. That's kind of fun to just kind of like happen into something rather than I feel like so many people work so hard at things that they're almost forcing it. And so kind of when things happen to you, that's a unique story. Yes. I want to know how people are able to do whole orchestras for albums. I don't know if it was a for orchestra but the conductor, the Wikipedia page for this album, had like a list of instrumentalists that were crowded and it didn't look like what you would imagine an orchestra to be..
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
The Cost of Telling the Truth With John Solomon
"Talk about what happened to you because you're telling the truth has cost you. You are labeled in places like Wikipedia that are propaganda arms, is somebody who promotes conspiracy theories like my good friends, Joe the Geneva and Victoria than sing, who, by the way, are committed to the truth as you are. So will you share a little of your personal story and why it doesn't stop you from doing what you continue to do. But on the converse, it actually energizes you. Yeah, listen, I saw the profession evolving and soon I realized that there were people large numbers of people in these newsrooms that weren't concerned about what the facts were. They were concerned about what impact it would happen, whatever official Washington, the smart wanted to do. Get Donald Trump out, get Joe Biden in. They would sustain that in any way possible. The 2020 election was the ultimate manifestation of that. Most reporters knew after I broke the stories in the hill newspaper beginning in the summer of 2019 that what Hunter Biden did in Ukraine, shaking down a corrupt Ukrainian company for millions and millions of dollars of profit for him and his family. So in an effort to keep them from being prosecuted, that that was exactly what we would call influence peddling in America. It's the wrong thing. For a short while, after I wrote it, the mainstream media chased my tail. They actually, The New York Times and ABC News people could go back and look at this in the spring and summer of 2019. They verified all of my reporting. They were moving down the path of, oh my God, this is a big story. There might have been a big Russia Ukraine scandal in the Democrats backyard. And at some point, the Democrats turned on this story and said, no, we might need to preserve Joe Biden. And then the very same news institutions which had validated my reporting a few months earlier turned on me and called me a conspiracy theorist that I had made up an entire boss tale. Now, by the way, they never cited a single fact that was wrong. They would just make broad sweeping statements. Lieutenant colonel vindman, one of the bureaucrats who testified at the impeachment trial. So there was nothing in my stories. That was accurate, except maybe a few marks of punctuation. Now
TED Talks Daily
"wikipedia" Discussed on TED Talks Daily
"Of Penn fed, federally insured by. It is lovely to be with you here this evening. So as you just heard, my name is Catherine marr, and I used to be until very recently, the CEO of the Wikimedia foundation, which is the organization behind Wikipedia..
Setting the Record Straight Against Jonathan Swann
"One Have you ever heard of Jonathan Swan Johnny He has I think it's a British accent Maybe it's all see it doesn't really matter He's a pretend journalist So he's on Twitter Apparently he's obsessed with Twitter And he's following me and he takes exception to the fact that I talk about these never trumpers And he writes the following tweet I just responded but I will respond on the year Not that any of this matters because 80% of Republicans have reinvented themselves as Trump diehards just to survive But this tweet thread reminds me of the summer of 2016 At that time Levin was a passionate never trumper and Theo was one of the Republican National Committee stage endorsing Trump That's not correct Those of you who listen to this show and have listened to that you know the whole story of this But Wikipedia and the never trumpers and the phony journalists just keep regurgitating it There's no fixing it Because they
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Debunking the Myth That Nazis Were Far-Right
"The next question is a written question and comes from George and I'm going to read it. I'm a big fan. You have a lot in your plate, George writes. But please revisit the left right political spectrum. Today we're getting bombarded with egregious misinformation that Nazis are right wing. You successfully debunked this Wikipedia says that both Nazis and fascists are far right. Couldn't be further from the truth, as you know, the world needs to be reminded that the left is big government, authoritarian, socialist, fascist, totalitarian, anti individual, Putin is a leftist, leftism is bad. All bad actors, let's reinforce right wingers pro individual and pro freedom. Now, all of this is kind of come back to the surface because of some discussion in Ukraine about fascist and even Proto Nazi groups operating in the Ukraine. Now this is a little bit of an embarrassment to the west and to the Biden administration because what in supporting the Ukraine against Putin are we sort of defending Nazis that we defending fascists and these are groups by the way that identify they call themselves fascist. Now, initially, the media kind of pooh poohed this idea that there were fascists fighting on the Ukrainian side, but I think as people began to look a little more closely, they realized that, yeah, they're actually is a fascist presence on the zelenko side on the Ukrainian side of this conflict.
"wikipedia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"His page is safe, Pablo, but my reporting has revealed that not all of us are safe from Wikipedia sports vandals. Oh no. Wait, what are you talking about? Oh jeez. Do you have access to the Internet? Yeah, no phlegm. Yeah, I do have the Internet on this podcast that I recorded remotely with you where I'm staring at you over a squad cast link. So what do you want me to look up? Yes, please look up, go to one Wikipedia page for a certain Pablo S Torre. Oh no. Oh no. You have some strange affiliations there. So I am looking at my Wikipedia page right now. And unfortunately, the guardians, the guardians of the digital encyclopedia, have not done me any favors here. Because it turns out that Pablo S Torre born September 27 1995, yeah, yeah. Is a Filipino American sports writer, check and communist for China and the Chinese Communist Party and the host of ESPN daily. At flam, you know, what's most insulting to me about this is that the phrase Chinese Communist Party, it's all like mixed up lower case and capital letters, man. Like, come on. Nothing from the editors of the bots on this. No, and you're right. The next time I vandalize your page, I will use proper punctuation. Fortunately, because of Wikipedia's magic, I know it's not you, actually, in fact, let me just address the perpetrator in question who made this edit on February 16th, 2022, right? So cool man, two, three, 8, four. I'm coming for you, bro. So am I. Dave Fleming. Thank you for joining me on a quest for online vengeance. Comrade, my pleasure. I'm Pablo Torre. This has been ESPN daily. I'll talk to you tomorrow..
"wikipedia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
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Check in now on the super cuts app or on supercuts dot com. Today, we're at the point in the movie where I actually just want to understand the motivations of the criminals. Why do people do this really? You studied this. You've thought about it. You may have done it yourself. I can't say for sure. What is the point of all of this as you understand it? I think at the root of this, there's actually something really kind of nice and sort of special about sports fans is that they're finding a way to communicate their frustration, their happiness, their sense of humor through Wikipedia vandalism. And it's a way for them to kind of, again, just sort of extend the vibe, whether it's extend the trash talk because you're mad because the Bengals lost or extend the vibe of a great win maybe for the Georgia bulldogs by going in and vandalizing Wikipedia. So at its purest sense, it's just fans trying to sort of like squeeze one more great moment out of a big win or an awful loss. You know, when you put it like that, Dave, it kind of feels like people are turning the encyclopedia into its own social network. Yeah, I often thought of that the doctors line from Jurassic Park where it was like life will find a way. And it's very similar where it's like sports fans have been kept apart. They need to trash talk. They need to crack jokes. They need to sort of have this community, and they've found a loophole in Wikipedia's rules that allows them to use that platform for those purposes. And it's kind of awesome. Well, now if they get over another line from drew Austin park, of course, which is when Robert muldoon is pointing his rifle and he is ambushed by a velociraptor, and all he can say at that point is clever girl. Because there is like a gallows humor aspect to this phlegm where like even the victims have to doff their caps. Yeah, it's funny. There was a moment again in 2014, a watershed moment for Wikipedia vandalism. When it really got taken to a whole nother level because as you know, right, even talking joking saying anything about a player being injured. That is like a line that you are not supposed to cross. But when Emmanuel Sanders was playing for the Denver Broncos and got hit and knocked out against the rams. Somebody went on his Wikipedia page before he had even been escorted off the field and people knew he was okay. And they put him as deceased. Separation big hit Sanders gets walloped by McLeod. And you know what? You would think, again, every rule in sports is that you are not supposed to make light of an athlete being injured. But Emmanuel Sanders kind of, he loved it and he joined in with it. Wait a minute, so yeah, I remember this now. I'm looking it up. Yeah, right. This is the whole thing in your story about how his date of death is November 14th, 2014, the day of the game, and his place of death is St. Louis. All of which is a little too morbidly on the nose. You would think. Yeah, I mean, this was a grotesque kit that left him sort of like, no one knew if he was actually okay. And this really was a moment where it was like, okay, wait a minute. Maybe a Wikipedia sports vandalism is it's gone too far, but actually they discovered new territory. And what's Emmanuel Sanders realized, a, he was alive and that B, this is how the Internet had just done him. What did he do in response? Oh, it's so smart. You know, instead of getting angry or sort of like yelling at fans, he turned the whole thing on its ear really maybe the first time I've ever seen this in sports where instead of getting angry about people joking about his injuries, he'd won up to the Wikipedia vandals. He vandalized the Wikipedia vandals and three days after the game when he was okay, he tweeted out this great picture of him in his car, chin in hand and sort of this great grin on his face and he said, you know, Wikipedia that I was dead, I guess I'm resurrected. And then really, I mean, he was not done. And then he actually topped that the next day the next evening where he tweeted out a picture of himself in what looked like a crowded bar, maybe a VIP section with this great sort of like heavenly glow on his face. And he said, Wikipedia said I died. Well, I must be in heaven. So while I kind of wish everybody would be a manual Sanders in this way, flam I also understand that the job of the Wikipedia guardian angels as it were, like they are dealing with people who have very different senses of humor about this stuff. Yeah, I mean, to them, this is their baby, right? They want to protect it, they want it to fulfill its mission statement from when it was created, that it is this sort of like incredible online community generated reference. Maybe the greatest in human history. And so they do, they take it very seriously about trying to protect it and keep it accurate. But even they have to realize that you can't change Wikipedia's mission is to be this sort of transparent community sourced, open, encyclopedia. And so if sports fans have said that this is how they want it to be, by Wikipedia's own definition, they kind of have to let it be that way. Wait, so they have an actual commitment to a principle here that they value even as they are horrified perhaps that these people are treating it as a 9th grader would a bathroom wall. Right, exactly. And all they can do is plead with people to please, this is not really what it's meant for, but even they understand, it is, it's very much like a free speech thing. They understand, right? If this is what Wikipedia is, then we have to accept the bad and the good. We have to accept the so and so getting owned every day with the fact that you can also look up every Super Bowl MVP in existence. Yes, access to the full bloom of human accomplishment and knowledge. Wait against the idea that sometimes you're going to have people calling, I don't know, like Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock and unemployed loser sometimes. Exactly. A fry cook. And they're going to do it 18 minutes after he gets fired. He has one Wikipedia editor I talked to Bill butler put it. All things considered better to vandalize Wikipedia than light a car on fire. And this, at the end, is where I must think of the habitually vandalized Matt Hamilton phlegm. The American curler that we talked about earlier in this show because it does seem that despite not winning a medal at the Olympics in Beijing, there is a surprising silver lining here. His Wikipedia page as far as I can tell does seem to be safe, at least for now..
"wikipedia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"It's like, okay, put a little more thought into it. Yeah, and I feel for them. I feel for them both because they're right, creativity is lacking as it happens to be across memes on the Internet, but also because wait a minute. There are actual human beings who have to do this job. Yes, and they're volunteers too. I mean, it's like oh no. Yeah, they're just doing it out of their sense of public service. Wikipedia has 6.5 million English language pages. And they're edited by only really about a 132,000 active Wikipedia editors. I think there are like 42 million people registered with Wikipedia, but only this poor 100,000 or so these poor people after work before work on their lunch break have to go in and clean up all of our fun. Yeah, the whole student to teacher ratio of everyone on the planet to a 100,000 or so, as you say, like active human editors, it feels like an unfair ratio to be honest with you, Dave. And so when you talk to one of these put upon human volunteers, like how would you characterize who they are, what their deal is. Yeah, Earl washburn is the 35 year old Ottawa native and curling enthusiast who this stopped me in my tracks who edits almost all of the 5000 curling Wikipedia pages. And he's the one who has to go in and clean up all of Matt Hamilton's mess, that poor guy, and he does it. Like I said, after work on his lunch break in the mornings, he just does it out of his love of Wikipedia and curling. So wait, what is his day job? What? It's a pretty classic story as far as all the Wikipedia editors I talked to. He was when he grew up, his grandma bought him a set of Britannica right encyclopedias. RIP at this point, right? Yeah. Yeah, because the current Wikipedia encyclopedia is the equivalent of like 4000 volumes of encyclopedia Britannica. But so he grew up, you know, sort of really interested in encyclopedias. He always got the hockey almanac and just he decided when he became a curler that he would take it upon himself to make sure all these curling pages are accurate and up to date. His day job is he works as a, it's like a polling and a voting analytics guy, but I don't think he understood the war that was going to take place between anti curlers and his Wikipedia domain. It sounds like a guy whose day job is guardian of democracy. Bit off maybe a little bit more than he could chew in terms of his hobby. Yeah, and what I love is Earl confessed that he started on Wikipedia as a vandal. So he knows what he's looking for because when he was a teenager, he did the same thing. He went on and inserted some funny lines about his friends into their high school Wikipedia page. So he knows what he's looking for and what age group he's targeting. Yeah, it's like how you hire a bank robber to make sure that this bank can not be robbed again. Exactly. And poor Earl, I mean, this, every four years, he is, he's got his work cut out for him. And so I am curious now. Like, what does past muster with these Wikipedia editors who have seen everything who are exhausted by us? Like what sort of jokes? What sort of vandalism does pass their smell test? Well, they are as a group completely over someone being, quote unquote, owned by another athlete. There's a collective eye roll that is like, come on, it's been 8 years. We got to up our game here. Yeah, Steph Curry is the owner of the Lakers now. We get it. Right, it's kind of like ha ha. Yeah, that's funny. Again, 9th grade. It's not 9th grade all over again. But you know, there have been a few that even they sort of enjoy. And it's usually stuff like when it's creativity like when the Edmonton Oilers get bumped out of the playoffs and somebody puts them on the list of the world's worst oil spills, you know, it doesn't take much Pablo. I mean, or Wikipedia vandals who are listening to this, just spend an extra 30 seconds trying to come up with something creative. Just workshop it a little bit. Yeah. Workshop at exactly. And one of my favorite that I found was the 7 time Olympic champion swimmer Katie ledecky, someone went in and changed her profile to say that she was a humanoid evolution spawned in the bowels of Poseidon. Yeah, that's poetic. Dave, that's like Iliad Odyssey level stuff. Yeah, I mean, if I was a Wikipedia editor, I would have left that in there for sure. Or Sports Illustrated fact checker, I would have definitely left that in there. And so these heroes incidentally, the humans who are trying to preserve the democracy of Wikipedia, the purity, the integrity of the whole enterprise. Do they have help do they have tools when people are just like taking shots, right? It's a volume business I presume. Do they have anything that can help these poor souls? They do actually, and I'm not sure Wikipedia really wants this well-known, but it is really automated. It's supposed to be community sourced and everybody together editing this great resource for humankind, but it's there are a ton of bots that are actually maintaining and protecting Wikipedia. And one of their main jobs is to go in and search for vandalism terms. They've created this huge list of terms that typically get vandalized on sports Wikipedia. The bots go in and they are constantly searching through all 6.5 million pages, articles I should say. Looking for these words and switching them back. So usually if a page does get vandalized and it's not very creative, it's gone in seconds. Right, so what are the sorts of terms that you have now understood to be auto band? And what does that mean for the people who tried to make that edit? Well, it means, you know, if you try to do the old, he got owned by so and so or he's the mayor now of so and so. Basically, what happens is most of us we don't see the actual vandalism. It's somebody does it, they post it on Wikipedia. They take a screenshot. Bots come in. It's like terminator, the bots come in and take care of everything. Yeah, so the screenshot gets them the cloud, but the actual encyclopedia is free from such impurities. It is unless, I mean, this tells you how angry and adamant and sometimes sports fans will swarm a page and their anger is even too powerful for the Wikipedia bots and Jimmy Garoppolo's page had to be locked in a couple of years ago because fans would go in, they changed his, they put his middle name as carolo. I think I hate that I am laughing at this, but that does tickle at least tenth grade me. Yeah. Right. And it's kind of like, oh, I hope that was up for 5 seconds, and they kept switching his position to professional garbage can. Until finally, the bots, the editors, everybody realized we are no match for angry forty-niners fans and they just had to lock Jimmy Jimmy. I almost said carapa lo. Jimmy Carter Wikipedia page. Is sort of the thing that art ESPN daily producer Alex hi is the die hard forty-niners fan. Absolutely might have edited for the record. And I can not say definitively that he did that. Well, he fits in perfectly with this crew, but I should warn him I can go into Wikipedia edits and see who actually made the beautiful Garoppolo vandalism edit. Yeah, so before we trace IP addresses right now, Dave, I want to hit this break, and afterwards, I need to ask you if anyone can possibly escape with.
"wikipedia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"We have all turned to Wikipedia for information, more often than we like to admit. Even though we know that anyone and I mean anyone can edit those entries and add pretty much whatever they want, whenever they want. And a startling number of those wiki vandals, it turns out, our sports feds. Who have this tendency to turn our modern day encyclopedia? Into a modern day bathroom wall. So today, Dave Fleming explains how we got here. And what it's like to be one of the people who is quietly and perpetually. Trying to clean up our mess. I'm Pablo Torre. It's Wednesday, February 23rd. This is ESPN daily. Cutting the price of your wireless spell feels good, really good. Actually? It feels great. You should try it. So cut your Bill by switching to straight talk wireless. Now offering our $45 silver unlimited plan. That's unlimited high-speed data and 5 gigabytes of hotspot for just $45 a month. That nationwide 5G on America's largest, most dependable networks. So why pay a whole lot for your data when you can get unlimited for a whole lot less? The $45 silver unlimited plan from straight talk. Straight talk wireless, no contract, no compromise. At 60 gigabytes, we reserve the right to review your account for usage and violation of straight talks, terms and conditions. A month equals 30 days. See terms and conditions at straight talk dot com, 5G capable device required. Actual availability, coverage, and speed may vary. Dave lemming, I have summoned you here to tell us about this voyage you took into the rabbit hole of Wikipedia and how it is that sports as a category basically has come to require this special vigilance against jokes and memes and all the fake stuff that spreads virally across the Internet and one of the athletes you really focus on is not the type of athlete I thought you would focus on because he's on the U.S. men's curling team and while he did not win a medal in the Beijing Olympics where he was just competing. His Wikipedia page remains especially notable. There are always layers to these stories that when you start to pull them back, you just go, oh my God, I love this story so much. And this was one of them because one of the groups of athletes that get attacked more than anyone else while every four years. Our curlers, Olympic curlers, I don't understand this. They seem like the nicest people in the world to me. And Matt Hamilton, Olympic gold medalist from the U.S., in particular, has been attacked by wiki vandals more than anyone. So hold on, these people want to stage like a de facto coup of the online database of curling and what is Matt Hamilton's page looking like. What is Matt Hamilton look like incidentally? Well, I know this is an audio medium, but if I stood up, basically he looks, he looks a lot like me, right? He's got a little bit of a dad bod. He's kind of athletic. He's a curler. I mean, come on, right? He throws rocks for a living. And you know, he readily admits that when they attack him for having a dad bod. The scare quotes you put around athletic are also essential for our non visual audience to understand. Formerly athletic, yes. And so the Wikipedia page that he has, his online biography basically for all to see, how has it been so tarnished? Oh my gosh, in every way possible. Think of your 9th grade sense of humor and then log into Matt Hamilton's Wikipedia page and that's what's going on. So they attack him for being like, even though he's married, a cougar hunter, they say he looks like the Mario Brothers. He's got a dad bod. And his personal favorite, which I think he laughed for like 30 seconds, just remembering this was that he suffers greatly from irritable bowel syndrome. Yeah, the IBS thing, that is a footnote I warn our listeners against clicking too eagerly. Oh, yeah. So he's been listed as both an American hero and being married to his sister for a short time, which is absolutely not true, by the way. That did not check out. Good to know. And then the one that we all of us enjoy the most, which actually might be true, is that he has the greatest mustache in the history of American sports. Yeah, and it's not like an evil train conductor mustache. It's not like a theatrical rally fingers waluigi type of deal. It looks like a mustache, a bushy mustache that someone at a bar literally might have unironically. Yeah, it also looks like the kind of thing that like he shaved it on Tuesday and it came in full on like Thursday afternoon. So and he's quite proud of it, but he's also, he's got humility about his amazing mustache too because he told me he was like, what about Robin Yao? Milwaukee brewer. He was and he was like, so I'm not even the most famous wisconsinite with an awesome mustache, but I love that I'm even in the conversation. So those Wikipedia edits, some of them, those are cool with me. I appreciate the fact checking by Matt Hamilton incidentally. But as that's concerned, Dave, I know it's not just the athletes who curl who have been vandalized here, it's the actual sport itself. Yes, so I'm telling you, somebody out there has a real problem with curlers. I don't know what happened, but someone has just epically and routinely and incessantly gone in and vandalized the curlers Wikipedia page. Sometimes the entire page has been erased and it just says curling is not a sport. Curling is not a sport. Curling is not a sport. Oh, wow. Other times for the definition of the sport, it's just what old people who can't do anything else do. Somebody is out there really going after the curlers. It is something that so many athletes at this point, real legit like star athletes who are not in question as athletes. They also clearly have felt this as well. Yeah, we concluded that it would be easier at this point to figure out who hasn't had their Wikipedia page vandalized than to find out and list all the athletes that have. I mean, honestly, it's now become a litmus test of, are you really famous as a sports personality or athlete? Because if you are, someone has gone in and vandalized your Wikipedia page. It's to the point where as you alluded to before, this has become its own genre of cliche, right? Like, it seems like there are templates now that people just go to in a race to just be first. Yeah, and I think you know what's funny is a lot of the Wikipedia editors we talk to. That's what kind of bugs them the most. They have to clean up all this stuff and they do it really fast, but what it's the sort of the unoriginal edits that are happening now. It's like, you know, so and so got owned or so and so is the mayor of so and so what they really are upset about is.
"wikipedia" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"Any haircut. It's super cuts. So Dave laughing, we both started in this business in journalism as fact checkers at Sports Illustrated. Yes, please, unless you fact checked a Gary Smith bonus piece over a long weekend, don't even talk to me about facts and figures and whatnot. It is a glorious fraternity. I'm glad to be in with you, Dave. We had to cross out individual words to make sure everything was accurate. And so to do an episode with you here today about Wikipedia, it almost feels like a perverse betrayal of our roots to be honest. Yes, because you remember back then it was do not use Wikipedia as a source. You can not use Wikipedia as a source. Now, I may have used Wikipedia as a source. But yeah, Wikipedia is this incredible tool of knowledge. Maybe the greatest in the history of humankind, but you still can't rely on it for factual information. No, Dave, it's this dystopian library of Alexandria. And in sports in specific, the things we're supposed to be fact checking here, it's especially worrisome because there is a particular problem in sports Dave that you've reported on here, which is what? It's actually kind of fascinating that people, sports fans actually come to Wikipedia for maybe first and foremost reference and stats, but there's actually a unique thing about Wikipedia sports is that it's known for this kind of vandalism and this kind of humor and this sort of weird aspect of sports fans venting through Wikipedia. So basically, sports happens is a big game as a big event and instantly people go and take their spray kids. It has become as every bit as part of the postgame celebration as Gatorade showers and trophy presentations, fans going on Wikipedia to say that someone's been owned or that there's a new mayor in Green Bay or that, you know, someone has been shipped off to Siberia. And so in your reporting on this because again, you did real reporting on this. What would you call the watershed moment in wiki sports vandalism? There are definitely is one for wiki sports vandalism, and it was, it was like a 6 month stretch in 2014 that I believe started with or really peaked with the World Cup that summer. Yeah, I was in Brazil at the time as it happens covering the 2014 World Cup. How would you describe what happened though as Wikipedia saw it unfold? Well, really either a watershed moment or a low point for Wikipedia editors. And Tim Howard, they're playing Belgium and Tim Howard is playing the goaltender is playing out of his mind. 15 saves for Tim Howard. This is the most in the World Cup I can tell you for half a century. A single handedly keeping the U.S. in this game with what is still a record 16 saves against Belgium looking to terrorize that defense again. He's so big and strong. It's Luke Harper. And another say by the extraordinary Tim Howard. You have got to be kidding me. Yeah, it was unbelievable. We were all sort of following along through social media. Remember the hashtag Tim Howard can save or could have saved and people were like the Titanic, private Ryan, earth from an asteroid. Exactly. And part of that was then after the game, someone went into the U.S. government, Wikipedia page, and changed the Secretary of Defense to say, Tim Howard. It became part of the amplifying and continuing to enjoy what he had done and pretty soon everybody is calling him hashtag Secretary of Defense. Yeah, Phil, I remember the real life Obama administration, like taking note of this. Maybe because the most used reference on the Internet basically was saying a soccer goalie was one of their cabinet members. So after this incredible performance, Tim Howard gets a call to very next day from president Obama, which blows his mind, right? And the fact that soccer had even reached that kind of attention level. But then it takes it to another level. He gets a call from the actual Secretary of Defense who says, you know, hey, I kind of like this job and I want to keep it, but when I'm done with it, you are more than welcome to take over as Secretary of Defense, Tim Howard. So walk me through the Secretary of Defense thing. Most people don't go on there. Wikipedia page daily basis, right? Right. Yeah, I have no idea if someone brought it to my attention. And I just remember thinking, that's hilarious. Also, like, ha ha, cool. And then yeah, of course, I got a call from the Secretary of Defense, which was like super like tongue in cheek and funny. And you know, he's like, you can have my job at some point, you know, it's just like, and obviously getting this week to president Obama was, you know, that's the stuff that dreams are made of. So it was really cool. He mentioned that the athletes are himself in particular. They kind of love this, right? It's become part of the folklore of this moment. It sort of amplified and people in airports and stadiums when they see him, they literally 7, 8 years later, still call him Secretary of Defense. And he loves that. But it doesn't sound Dave like everybody loves this as much. No, what the Secretary of Defense Wikipedia vandalism started was this great secret battle that's been going on ever since between Wikipedia editors and Wikipedia purists and sports fans over.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
The Idiocy of the Three Recalled School Board Members in San Francisco
"I mentioned a couple of days ago, the great news that in a recall election three of the most left wing members of the San Francisco school board were tossed out and tossed out not by some 51 to 49 margin, but giant margins in excess of 70% in all cases. Now, these three leftists on the school board, I mean, they are actually probably three of the dumbest people in San Francisco. I'm talking here about Gabriela Lopez, fuga moliga and Alison Collins. And they were part of this group that was pushing to rename the schools in San Francisco. To get an idea of how monumentally inane these guys are, they wanted to throw off. Well, they wanted to kick off Washington because he was a slave owner. So that's it. Enough said. With Lincoln, they couldn't say that he was a slave owner because he wasn't so they go link its policies were called detrimental to native peoples. One strike on your out. But to me, the funniest one was Paul Revere. And so apparently somebody did a kind of a Wikipedia a Google search. This is the extent of scholarship at the San Francisco school board. And they said that Paul Revere had taken part in an expedition that stole the land of the penobscot Indians. Well, turns out they misread the article, revere did have a role in what's called the penobscot expedition, but this was a campaign against the British, not against the Indians. So Paul Revere essentially was kicked off a school for reasons that had nothing to do with what the guy actually did. Now, reacting to their expulsion, the head of the San Francisco school board. And this is Gabriela Lopez. She tweets out she goes, so if you fight for racial justice, this is the consequence. Don't be mistaken. White supremacists are enjoying this. And the support of the recall is aligned with this. So she's basically acting like the recall was led by white supremacists. Now think about this 70% of the voters in San Francisco evident. In San Francisco, a white
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
San Francisco Voters Recall 3 Board of Education Members
"A small piece of hopeful news good news out of San Francisco, the city has voted decisively. This is the voters. More than 70%. In a recall vote to throw out three of the members of the city school board. And the vote was not close. Allison Collins recalled by 78% to 21% Gabriella Lopez, 74% to 24%. Falga moliga recalled 71% to 27%. So this is massive majorities liberal majorities have decided to give these three scoundrels the boat. So you might ask, what's going on in San Francisco? Well, by and large, the city school board has been in complete, has kept the schools in complete shutdown. And parents are getting increasingly restless. My kids aren't getting a proper education. They're essentially being cognitively deprived for the larger part of two years when other schools gonna open, but instead of focusing on that, what the city school board was focused on is renaming the schools. Apparently, these three characters were leading a drive to rename a whole bunch of schools in San Francisco. The Abraham Lincoln school, the George Washington school, the Thomas Jefferson school that Theodore Roosevelt school, the Robert Louis Stevenson school, Nepal revere school all renamed, and the decision to rename them was taken literally in seconds. Apparently they had a sort of a research committee, the school names advisory committee, they did no real research. They did basically Google and Wikipedia. And they just decided, Abraham Lincoln, yeah, you freed the slaves, but who cares? You know, he was the American Indians didn't do very well under Lincoln. Boom, he's gone. And this was the methodology. No debate, no consultation with historians, no effort to sort of do a balanced assessment. The only time a balanced assessment came up as somebody said, well, wasn't Malcolm X kind of a racist in the early part of his career, and they were like, yeah, but he got better later. So what we're not gonna read. We're not gonna take his name off the
The Charlie Kirk Show
Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene Is Very Proud of Her Wikipedia Page
"So congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene were supposed to hate you and I don't actually really like you. So why is that? Why does the media tell us that you're like an existential threat to our democracy or whatever that? Well, apparently that's what they want everyone to believe. I'm really proud of my Wikipedia page. I have to tell you is such a badge of honor. I will never change it. It says the most horrible, disgusting lies about me. And so I'm keeping it there just the way it is so that everyone can really understand what Wikipedia is all about. So I endorsed you early if I remember correctly. You did. And. Thank you. You got, of course, you got elected and you've decided to actually do what you said you were gonna do. And someone asked me a question once. I was in Wisconsin and he says Charlie, do you renounce your denounce your endorsement of marginally Marjorie Taylor Greene? I said, why would I do that? Oh, because of all these things that she said, I said, you know, this idea that you have to we have to pander to what they tell us what to do is because the media tells us to be angry about something. It's just
The Charlie Kirk Show
The GOP Is the Party of Parents
"Question. Hey, Charlie, you just mentioned that the Republican Party should be the essentially become the parent party or the parents party. I want you to dive a little deeper into what that might look like from a policy perspective. What should a Republican parent party candidate run on? Well, first, let's start with the very obvious education. Recently, there has been an awakening when it comes to education in America. Parents are starting to wake up to the very same things that we have been warning about for 9 years that the education cartel in America is teaching young people to hate themselves. Hate their peers and hate their country. One of the great awakenings of this last year is how parents are starting to step up and challenge school boards, administrators, and curriculum, selection of what's happening in our schools. Here's one example, cut 100. When I say that America that Republican Party in the conservative movement needs to become the parents party it's to defend moms and dads like this one and cut 100, there's a Texas mom that erupts at the entire school board over a very graphic passage in a school book curriculum. This is going to be it's going to be so hard for some people to hear this. You're going to probably get mad at me for playing it. But this is what 6th graders are being exposed to. When you send them to public school. If you are a parent or grandparent listening right now? I'd say you're 9 year olds are probably being exposed to this if they're in public school. What is the parent party look like? It's removing this type of garbage from schools and representing moms like this one. Play cut 100. Take her out back, we boys figured then hand on the put it in her coin box, put it in her cornhole, grab a hold of that braid, rub that calico. You can find that on page 39 of the book called out of darkness, which you can find at Hudson Ben middle school and be cave middle school. All right, not gonna lie, I had to Google cornhole because I have the game in the back of my yard, but according to Wikipedia, cornhole is a sexual slang vulgarism for anus. I do not want my children to learn about anal sex and middle school. You are supposed to be educating our children. That's what the parent party looks like. People like
The Tim Ferriss Show
"wikipedia" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"That when you think about what can be successful. So if you're an entrepreneur and you want to go into business. I always tell young entrepreneurs if you just look around and you do some analysis you pick the thing you think is going to make the most money but it's kind of boring to you. Chances are you're not gonna make that much money because his boring team is not something you find is a passion in and of itself. You're just there to try to tick off some boxes and make some money. You might think that's a clever thing. You're like why it's boring. But i'm not only do it for five years. I'm going to sell out for the money. It's like no. You're probably going to do it for two years and you're gonna hate every minute of it. You're not going to be good at it because hated versus if you scratch. You're on it. You're like oh here's the thing this existed. I think that'll be cool. I think it'd be interesting by the way. It doesn't have to be sooner product to just anything that you come up with that you're like wow this should exist and i think you'll be cool then if you've built it you can be proud that you built it. If there's some weird reason why it just didn't work out as business fine jimmy. It's so nice to reconnect and spend time together. And i have one last question one or two last questions and this one sometimes goes nowhere. Fast and i'll i'll take blame for. I'll take full blame for it if it if that ends up being the case but if you could put anything on a billboard metaphorically speaking to get a message quote a question image anything out to billions of people what would you put on that billboard or what might. You put auburn. Well i mean. I think the thing that immediately pops to my mind is is my original vision statement for wikipedia which is imagine a world which every single person on the planet is given free access to the source of all human knowledge. As to me that is still like wow. That's so exciting. Right just to think. Every single person on the planet completely for free has access to the sum of all human knowledge. You can do anything you can learn you can grow. You can heal you. Think or you know. It's amazing to think about. What are all the implication of that statement and so. I just think the more people who are thinking that way obviously for wikipedia but it's not about his organization but it's just like wow what can we do to make sure that education knowledge are universally accessible as you know a lot of problems on this one at mean as many smart educated people to figure them out as we can. So let's make sure everybody has the ability to join in at intellectual project. Here jimmy people can find quiz night beyond beyond dot com. It's always fun to connect. It's been a little while. And and i really appreciate you taking the time today from so far away although so close via voice. Is there anything else that you'd like to add any closing comments Requests of the audience. Anything at all before we bring this to a close now. No i mean. I hope people check out who is not beyond and Coming visit beyond deputy dot social and you know hi on twitter and control on the internet and that's all that is a. That is a good message to leave. Embedded in the minds of everyone listening when in doubt. Don't be troll on the internet. If there's nothing that positive jimmy thank you so much for time really enjoyed the conversation and everybody listening. We will put links to all resources all websites everything that popped up in the show notes. As per usual at teamed up log.
The Tim Ferriss Show
"wikipedia" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show
"I kind of feel this way about when i think about things like the way social networks are designed. I often think. Why can't i go and at somebody else's comment. Well the reason is because they're thinking well bad people will do it and so now knowing can do it but actually maybe you have the right kind of systems and processes and transparency in place. It could be a great thing. Maybe not but you know. I think too often if you design for the worst people than you are your failing designed for good people makes a lot of sense. The steak knife metaphor drives the point home. And i have just a few questions. I want to move shortly to current projects and you think about current projects but a few broader questions. I the first is what motivates great contributors. And how do you keep them happy. Or what are the things that keep them happy. That's a great question is is exactly what we think about a lot with. The wiki media foundation thinks about a lot which is what we call community. Health are people having fun. Are they doing good work. Are they enjoying doing good. Were they still supported. Are they supported on all of those things so a great with you. Pedia in my view is someone who really take seriously. The values ideas of wikipedia like neutrality for example quality for example reliable sources and. They always things more important than any particular site political opinion than i have. So as i consider myself a good wikipedia i would not for example edit the entry on donald trump because he makes me crazy and i wouldn't be able to be neutral i would go in and i would probably just my blind rage at this ridiculous. I would make it really hard for me to be a good wikipedia in that area. So i just don't go there and i think a lot of good with comedians like that. It's like okay. Here's something i really am passionate about what i know. I can't really be neutral about it. So i really should just stay away from it and i think that's a great holiday and also just this idea of kindness and thoughtfulness to say i go into this debate. It's gotten a little rough and tumble. But what can i bring to this debate. That will actually help other people become help. This be productive. Maybe i can find a compromise between different people who have different perspectives. And i think those are really great people have in with systematically. Are there things that you can do with respect to the fostering of those values or the cultivation of the engagement of the people who have those values were to some of the organizational decisions. So one of the things that we've done recently that i think is a really fantastic thing. We've introduced a new universal code of conduct. Which is really came from the community. A huge consultation process within the community to really get the wording exactly right and the idea is to say but we have a code of conduct which is really about all these values. It's about being inclusive being open being friendly being a safe space not to use a buzzword but that's been fantastic thing and it really is about saying look we know. These values were or wikipedia. They make wikipedia butter and we also know that sometimes it's quite hard to enforce them because of variety factor so in terms of bad behavior so bad behavior india. If you come to td and you just start insulting people being racist and being a real jerk that is so easy to deal with. The community will just out immediately. You'll get blocked. That's that in. The story is really not that complicated. There's no internal community drama about it. It is what it is the harder ones are. What about a contributor who's like super productive in writing in some area and they're also quite rude and kind of jerky to other people. Maybe they're just on the borderline of the sort of thing that would get an blocked but they're just like basically a negative energy in the space and they're causing a lot of trouble. That's the ones that the community really does struggle with. I think any system would struggle with because it's like we appreciate the work that you're doing but you're basically probably driving off more good work than you are able to contribute yourself by being a jerk all the time and that is the kind of thing that universal code of conduct is really meant to sort of up a step up and say you know what actually the fact that you've written thirty five grade entries about some Topic is not excuse. You insulting people in the store. It's just not okay and we will find someone else to write those thirty five things because it's not necessary to be jerk in the community no matter what we do. Those are very human decisions. They're very you know. There is no simple formula. One of the things. We've never done in. Wikipedia never would do have points or likes or that sort of thing because it's just inhuman really is like human personalities are so rich and so very that really like the best thing is like the kind of great we beating in. My mind is the person who's able to go in a kind of hold hands with that contributor. Who's doing great work but being difficult and kind of coached them into being nicer as a human being. It's like hey you don't have to go wrong with chip on shoulder all the time. I'm going to help you deal with the problems that you're trying to address but you probably yelling at people and we have great people in the community who are good at that. And that's kind of amazing. I'd like to revisit this pathological optimism. Because i mean the term pathological is is funny right and i mean if we go to pathos right limit this feeling or in some cases suffering. But let's go with the feeling. I would like to feel more optimism and not to say that i'm your or anything like that but if i could turn the dial a few clicks for general higher state of optimism i feel like i would be better for it. Is that something that just came. Hardwired in you out of the box is it's something that you've developed. How would you answer that. I would say it's just kind of a deeply ingrained part of my personality. But i also think i do cultivate it because you know like anybody i think you can work yourself into a funk. It's not hard to do and you can therefore become more pessimistic than you should. It's not hard for people to do that. And i think if you have a certain set of practices around saying no. Actually i'm gonna remember. Count my blessings. I'm gonna look for the fun bit of this and the opportunity. And what can i change and sometimes what happens to be. This is actually where if we go back to things like your money or your life. There are a lot of people who are stuck in jobs. They don't like but they don't feel that they could leave because they've got this mortgage and car payment and one of the things that book does this. Say okay why do you have that mortgage carping. What if you drove a crappy car instead of the expensive car. What does that mean. Why would you do that to yourself. If it's causing you to be stuck in a job that you hate now obviously that's easier for some people in some circumstances than others but it is a common thing that people get themselves into a situation where they're living a lifestyle that's too expensive for what they're earning and therefore they're unhappy and they don't see a way out and one way out is to go you know what you're valuing the wrong things so that's about reflecting and saying you know what actually you know what the greatest thing in the world is degraded thing in the world is and he said you're trying to sell yourself on having kids..
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"wikipedia" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"In part there's a survivorship bias of course i mean you have kind of the diehards who remain but there was incredible resourcefulness by necessity throughout the entire period. And i don't want to skip over new pedia because there are reasons. I suspect people know. Widely of wikipedia is not so much new pedia so didn't work net new pedia and wendy. No this is really not gonna work so new. Pedia was the same vision free encyclopedia freely. Licensed i didn't know anything about building. Communities related know anything about wiki software which was around at the time. But i didn't know about it really. And it had a seven stage review process to get anything published so the idea was which seemed correct given what we knew at the time was actually incorrect. Although it does foreshadow something that if you're going to be an encyclopedia written by volunteers on the internet that people are gonna make fun of you. Unless you're more academic than a traditional encyclopedia you gotta be really really super serious otherwise it sounds ridiculous and so that actually was quasi incorrect and so on and so forth but what it meant was built a system. That was not any fun. It was very intimidating. And you know to answer your question of winded. I know well basically we were. I don't know maybe a year in and appoint came when i was frustrated. Because i'm like it's really slow progress. Nothing's getting through the system. We've hardly published anything. What is wrong. Why can't we produce content on. I thought well. I'm going to write an article myself. And i decided to write about robert merton who won the nobel prize in economics for his work in auction pricing theory. When i was in grad school had published a paper option pricing theory on at work in the markets in chicago. So i knew that area by well. I thought i'll just write a short biography of martin. Read all of his academic papers and work through the math of all of his working..
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"wikipedia" Discussed on The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
"When it was just like. Yeah this is it like. I can't carry on like this. We're literally not gonna make payroll for another month if we don't dramatically cut and so we did. We went down from. I think on that day we went from sixteen people to four that was a pretty brutal time but sixty people down to four. It was okay because we could pay ourselves. That actually matched our revenue to our expenses. And so as a part of all that it was possible to carry on and to sort of carry on at a lesser level. And in fact we did then. I moved from california to florida is cheaper looked in saving money every way because we didn't have an office we started all remote because why waste money on an office if you're barely paying your salaries and it was around that time that wikipedia than had been started and basically just started to boom it was just growing and growing. We are having fun working on it. And we're like wow. This is now the that anything we ever made before. And that's kind of cool and exciting but again it was. It was not a moment of. We have to give up this one thing and take this huge step to do this other thing. It was more like okay. This thing we don't see any way to make a lot of money out of it. It's not really working. Although it's popular it's not really the right thing. This other thing which our side project is actually doing well. So let's actually go that way for a while and see how that goes. Meanwhile the other thing just kind of sat there making money not a huge amount of course. But it's like this is enough to pay ourselves to work on this other thing. I'd certainly want to dive into new pedia. And then what evolved from there. But before i do. I have to ask since you mentioned. I should have cut headcount earlier to stem the bleeding. When i begin to fantasize about that what if there's part of me that thinks while sometimes you need life to save you from what you want because if you had tenderly done that triage yeah who knows. Maybe you'd still be working at that company for all we know for sure. I mean one of the so as we get from new pedia into wikipedia. Really one of the things. So i always say wikipedia is child of the dot com crash really not even started before the crash was was kind of going or what i mean by. That is when wikipedia really started There was no possibility of getting any investment money. There was no possibility of raising money to do it. It wasn't big enough that if we put ads on it it wouldn't have made a material difference wasn't gonna change everything to be able to put a few ads on get couple grand a month or whatever it might have been and what that.
"wikipedia" Discussed on Smashing Security
"Actually seen an image. Instead of the proper description of people's history and background and personal life all the details. I wanna say okay. But i'm not following that so you can carry on i. Maybe i'll catch up so you understand. How is it. How is it the people who are reviewing the screens. Who have a defacement of graham had a sticker of nazi swastika on his screen. Right look up. A picture of joe biden much as long as it was in the right place mean a screen. Yes filled up the entire profile. It was huge. It was a huge. He killed the cash. We just say digital. Stick your actual sticker cronin so the coach to a webpage. Not people have not stuck fun-to-drive and stickers onto your monitor right there pixels didn't realize this simple and lied. You are man's flaming perfectly here. Carry opinions on the is anita monitor works. Yeah the networks. When some people worried they could be virus which hosted these things. Maybe maybe as the computers that had been infected as they were access in all kinds of some people said. Oh it's a troll. It's not actually happening to people. Just want others to go to their wikipedia pages because when they went to look up jennifer lopez waikiki wa wa robert deniro. They wouldn't see. Oh sticker was only some people listening so people that were logged into a specific account. What are we supposed to shut up and listen to you the whole time or is this a discussion. Are we allowed to like pontificate a bed. I'm just asking what happened really garri. We are much more long guys. Enjoy the show. Because who knows how long i will explain. What's been going on the fabulous thing about wikipedia. Also its weakness. Isn't anyone can pretty much had it. Pretty much anything Right john i heard that you have in the past. You've updated entries on. Pg house done all kinds of things. Yes yeah several towns that i've lifted. Its bates do you add like godzilla visited in one thousand nine hundred twenty something. I try to keep it reasonably accurate right. Do you ever post something. A little bit scarlets and naughty untrue. No i don't think i've done that. Person have been in the room and while other people were doing anything i ask. You raise the disapproving eyebrow right. I have a wikipedia. Page someone christian page about me. I don't like to brag but they did. i didn't create it. I'm sure you didn't. Did you pay them a note. Just it's very interesting. Because when someone creates wikipedia page you can see what other pages they created and then personally created. My wikipedia page also created pages about being a pickup artist. Owned sort of methods. Men could use to pull female folks not palum as we've less sue. I think they were creating that article as a pick up the have to pick me up yet done but someone did post fake facts about me on my wikipedia page. Want someone posted. The i'd fought in the bay of pigs. Then you grow number reasons. Why didn't happen such as alive issue. Sure cuba small is though so you know what what these this is. Another bay of small light pigs with wow two weeks off anyway sometimes in that things place on wikipedia either intentionally accidentally or maliciously. I wanted to ask you. Have you been to the scottish version of wikipedia in scottish language in the scottish language. Yes they're over. Fifty thousand wikipedia articles that someone is edited. It's administered by chappie identifies as a christian. Furry in america convinced that if i looked i could find a klingon version of wikipedia. Probably right so. I'm not surprised. That's actually a different language whereas the scottish version of wikipedia appears to have just been written phonetically. Trainspotting was great. It was written fairly old. Speaking in scotch. Yeah i really is. Jesus goes Breed brooke mukta gut tonight. Donna bunny is that kind of thing anyway. Some people wanted the scottish version wikipedia deleted. They said it appears to be just wikipedia read in a broad scottish accent and they also claimed done more damage to the scottish language than anyone else in history and is cultural vassilis on an unprecedented scale. According to him that this is what people crowd say. Yeah it's still exists still up there. Did they choose which pages to translate. I think they just started probably aardvark. I mean how would you start. Yeah right john you probably just go. You know i'm really into pies. I would be a good one. I either either. Things that are related to scotland dean. I think it'd be really fun to have like a franglais one you know. Oh my wig yeah there yeah probably anyway. The appointees anyone can create anything wikipedia and it survives really dependent on the community and wherever they decide. It's not cool. So this is why the nazi imagery. The swastikas began to pimples. Spread for us well. There is a user could xylophone est. Then that's real word. He creates an an account for himself him or herself on the tenth of august and he made a few innocuous. Updates we or entries said godzilla has invited my town or whatever if things which didn't look suspicious their account automatically confirmed after a few days and then he went completely bat shit crazy bunkers. This is what called sleeper tacky. Coming soft you come in slow and then you go crazy and did what. What he did was he edited. Eight temp light. so there are templates on wikipedia. So you will have a template which is used for people's biography right say title summary. Yes children's spouse personal some something like that right and that is used by over tens of thousands by over fifty thousand.
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"Niro really shit rappers. And we got terry patchett as well relate terry patchett. That's kind of wild card. Though in the mix links and the idea is it's a nazis. Whoa well i'm not saying they're not what coming back from holiday right two weeks off and the store you decide to launch a return with in august or famous people are nazis. Oh my god note. And i've been radicalized while i've been away well all nazis. Because where do would you find out right if if someone was a big crazy like who's crazy Mel what is not sure. That's an improved term anymore. Okay mel gibson right if you wanted to find out if he was a bit of it tap yulia or not you would go on a site like wikipedia and maybe it will tell you that he has somewhat. Notorious is well. What would you do john. I would probably ask a person. I was someone in the room with me. I would say hey mel gibson. Nettie john john who you could ask about mel gibson gos- joyce down the supermarket about mel gibson. I might nearest at the time and you trust her over the internet. Not necessarily i would obviously choose my person based on my level of trust in their wisdom. Well for while over the weekend if you looked up. Robert deniro jennifer lopez. Will smith terry patchett finally and the numerous numerous other people. Thousands of people moan wikipedia. You would have been greeted by a great big nazi swastika. Yes on that profiles. So they're wikipedia profile pages which of course they never created themselves because that's a bit not very cool not even allowed if it is allowed or not. But it's certainly not cool. Is it right okay. So they have absolutely nothing to do with this wikipedia. Page that someone else created about them. Which is you know. Yeah and someone went on to face them. Well let's find out exactly how they even poor old joe biden president of the universe sleepy joe. He had his profile impacted this weekend. So joe by by this attack which had this credit huge swastika and some people worry they all could it be a virus spreading on wikipedia. Might it be a virus. Which is infected wikipedia entries or is it the computers of people accessing. Wikipedia is it. They were.
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"You know how heated those debates must become with so many people involved with so many different opinions and for anyone who might be thinking. It's just wikipedia. What's the big deal. What does this particular struggle reflect when it comes to how other sources and outlets to decide to present information on the coronavirus. Yeah that's such a good point because wikipedia is actually looked to buy a lot of you know medical professionals and they have some very stringent guidelines when it comes to presenting biomedical inflammation kind of related to health because for instance As part of this story. I wrote about One editor nathe her name is and she come across this story In from india where a tiktok video was circulating. That essentially said. Hey if you ate fruit of this plant you'll be protected against covert and the fruit of the plant. Looks kind of like a corona virus particles. It's very strange. I'm called the tour. And so that tiktok video circulated and it kind of like flick the switch from nathan what she was like will. Maybe i should present that. This information is incorrect on wikipedia. Because if someone sees this tiktok The the tour and they end up coming to kapadia. She was hopeful that that information would be there and she could present that to rada and say look the deterrent Here's the sources that tell me. That deter doesn't work and that's why it's really important to make sure that you get this right. And it's also really important to adhere to wikipedia policies and guidelines because they lag behind the the journals the reliable sources like the new york times to ensure that the correct information is presented to anyone that that Leon kapadia page and in in an area like coronas which is constantly constantly being updated. It becomes a little bit more problematic because some editors might have extra information they might be right up to date with the news and others might be for the behind. And that's where these kind of shiism start to form. But i think the ultimate consideration is always full Around the rate is health and that has been a huge point of contention behind the scenes. Because i believe that you don't need by medical reliable sources. For the corona virus origins origins is not going to affect your health necessarily an allergy. That you know that could lead to you reading about other misinformation for instance. There are huge considerations For the race ship. And that's pot of wikipedia. Comission like they want to be the biggest encyclopedia Want to be able to display the truth and that that is the most important thing full not just his volunteer army veterans day. Oh subscribe to the same principles as we know. There's a lot of content about their about current virus in general As well as the lab leak theory and it can be hard to distinguish.
"wikipedia" Discussed on Short Wave
"So today. We're speaking with just weighed in experimental. Physicists at college. London and every night for the past three years just has written a wikipedia entry about a woman or poc scientists. And if this sounds like a big commitment that's because it is. But what motivates. Just keep with. It is the possibility of using wikipedia to combat the bias. In science. We see it in who gets through peer review. We see it in who gets big papers. Cited we see who gets big grants. We see it and who wins awards. And that means that the people that we celebrate and champion incredibly homogeneous and when wikipedia launched the internet was a very small space and it was very dominated by particular types of people. This kind of you know. Tech bro attitude that we still see in silicon valley and places like that majority white majority western a lot from north america some from western europe and those were the first people to start using it engaging in contributing to wikipedia backed according to a twenty twenty study. Eighty seven percents of wikipedia. Contributors are men with media includes wikipedia wick wicky quote a bunch of other platforms and for just this bias in. Authorship creates a bias in who gets a biography so this huge systematic bias against women against people of color against people from the global south against people who are from any kind of particular marginalized group. So it's kind of two things when we have a very diverse editorship and to the things they writes about a not very diverse and this is obviously impacted by the way that science celebrates people and who took about who we define as notable. Right right just to confirm by. Now you've written what nine hundred articles for the site. Oh no no. How many i've written i've written one thousand two hundred one thousand two hundred whatever so sub usually get a bit excited so obviously that's not three hundred sixty five times three so sometimes i get a little carried away but in general i try and stick to one a day sometimes. Yeah yeah. I mean. I've been going for three. Yes so i've done a pretty good job that in those i. We thought a lot about how to ask you this question. Because twelve hundred articles is an extraordinary accomplishment as far as contributing to this encyclopedia. And so the question we're going to go with is if you could build a quarantine bubble with some of the people that you've written about living or deceased who would you include and why should question so so for sure. I'd have to have some of the people developing vaccines enough air. The person who created the oxford vaccine which is is the vaccine this just been approved for use in the uk. A viral vector vaccine is a phenomenal professor. Sara gilbert sara gilbert has had this kind of fascinating rich directory working on the development of a whole bunch of different vaccines that can walk in different corona viruses and kiss kubat. I don't know if you've come across any of your reporting. She's she's a young african american women who is at the national institute of health and had walked back scenes for for sars and mers. So has this really great legacy but also alongside. I kind of scientific research. An extraordinary publication list works to support people from undeserved communities and walks to really amplify the voices of scientists who too often overlooked but also to support young people and getting into an ethic about science. So that people at different ends of that curric- his kizzie is still very young. Where saratoga established professor but both of them have this kind of extraordinary pathway to really ultimately creating the thing. That's going to save the entire world so suddenly. If i if i had according to about they would be in it. I think that. I mean how many people might out in my quarantine babo because i could keep going. There's no official guidance but the often cited wisdom is less than ten. I'm so primed and ready to tell you stories about everyone. I'm so excited about them. So mainly because i have been. She's someone who i wrote about right at the beginning of my wikipedia. A mathematician who gladys west. She was born in virginia in the thousand nine hundred and she went to college. She went to a historically black college and university to study maths. She goes off in becomes the teach <hes>. She then eventually what the us government. Wes she did the early computations and calculations for gps so for all of the technologies that almost everything that we do day to day relies on. Now you know you get in your car keys your phone. You try and navigate took particular location. You use the technology that gladys west created. And when i made gladys west page in two thousand eighteen is really hard to find. Information about. Her book is what for the us government so lots of things are adopted. A couple of months. After i put the page live so after i'd finished writing it and put it onto wikipedia. She was selected by the bbc is one of the top one hundred women so she went into the kind of top one hundred women in the world for any intentional creation. Contribution ebba and when you're on a web page like fat when you're on a page so much traffic and insight people hop over to the wikipedia page really quickly so you could just see the numbers of page views of of the wikipedia. Page going up and up and that meant that more and more people contributed to it so grew story grew. How did that make you feel. I just loved it. I was reflecting on this a lot with with my parents lockdown wife. I kept going live. I kept doing this. And i find nothing more rewarding honestly than seeing other people get recognized then champion for what they've done so absolutely love to have quarantine bubble that so many things that i want us. Yeah and you're collecting. I suppose historical information across different websites and books to write these biographies. Has it ever feel like time travel. Yeah completely does feel like time travel. It's it's so it's so interesting. The things that i find kind of thrilling and exciting now feels such a kind of privilege in a rush to be able to get access to all of the resources that we can do. Now you know online libraries. Nine archives sites archived magazines scientific journals extraordinary places that that turn to for this and there are times when you just feel like fantastic achievement. So so if you see in a lot of the world's when women get married they take their partner's name so sometimes it's quite difficult to find out things about their lives if they got married and all of their publications in this new name. And when you find that one link that one connection that tells you that maiden name and then you can go back and find their phd thesis or who was there examining all this extra level of information. So when i get to that. I'm like jump off the sofer like this is great and say yeah. It's completely like a portal into another world. Right i mean. I've chills just listening to you. Talk about this kind of forensic reconstruction of people's lives and who they were outside of who. They married or other kinds of societal markers of that. Yeah a big part of it. I think a big part of my efforts wikipedia. Who i've met the people that we've trained editor phones is to not just make pages about women no make pages about people of color but to make them as good as the comparable page would-be about a white man. Yeah yeah you've been amazing way of connecting all these dots. I really appreciate hearing that <hes>. I wanna ask you one one last thing. Which is i know that in a lot of ways just talking to you. It sounds like this project is part of such a bigger desire to see science really include nbc driven by all kinds of people. And what do you think it will really take to bring more women and poc's into science so that they stay. Oh such a good question and such a huge one. I mean they're very preliminary simple things that low hanging fruit. If you will know why we don't already have in place you know proper care and support for people who have caring responsibilities so whether that's you know elderly parents or sick parents or especially now in the pandemic who seeing the importance of the childcare and how that skin influence women scientific careers if they're having to work from home but i think more than that we need to really look a scientific institutions and ask really critical questions about why people are leaving. Why do we see. So few black professes. Why do we see so few women in position of leadership. Why do lgbt he. Plus scientists not feel comfortable being out when they're in the scientific workplace and then really put money to and take action to address those individual needs. But i think from a kind of how you get more diverse people into science. I really honestly think the answer is improving our education systems and really support our teachers better. Pay them as well as we pay are bankers so that they stay and so that they create kind of inspiring science lessons. Then go out and got this next generation to come in who keep pushing for this change that we want
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"wikipedia" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"We'll try to answer him on next week's show. Maybe our third segment of each show will be questions from you. Now I want to get into a little bit deeper Thought as to Bitcoin what it is. And this is the information you really, really want to know. I believe you want to know what Bitcoin is? And everything about it many times When people asked what Bitcoin is, people will give you back. The answer that Bitcoin Is a crypto currency occlude the currency now that's really a terrible answer. If someone doesn't know what Bitcoin is that they probably don't know what a crypto currency is, either. I would assume Answering a question with an answer that most people don't understand. Not really answering the question it all. So let's start the answer this question by going the Wikipedia Have you searched Bitcoin and Wikipedia says that Bitcoin is the world's first Cryptocurrency, a form of electronic cash sent peer to peer without a need for financial intermediaries. It's the first decentralized digital currency. I see They used quick though, and their definition they even used the term peer to peer. Now, if you're a techie, that definition may make some sense to you. But what you PD is answer, maybe still a little too complicated. For the average person or the average boomer toe understand the least ways. Maybe we should start with the basics and answer a question. That may be a little bit easier to explain. I think we need to say what is money? Everyone uses money. Everyone has some money. But what exactly is money? Money is really just part of a system that has been put in place to help with.