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2 former eBay employees plead guilty in harassment scheme
"Former ebay employees have pled guilty to the roles in what Massachusetts prosecutors call a campaign to terrorize a publisher and editor of an online newsletter critical of the company with A. Scheme that investigators say included live spiders and other disturbing delivery center their home. Stephanie Pop. The former senior manager of Global Intelligence and Veronica Zia a former ebay contractor but guilty to conspiracy to commit cyber stalking and conspiracy to tamper with witnesses. The scheduled to be sentenced in. February that amongst seven former ebay employees charged in the scheme than other anonymous delivery center. The couple's home three others were expected to plead guilty later. This
"JAMF thanks for joining us. Thank you very much Dan. We're going to talk about Zia biosciences its efforts to US plants to produce biologics and nutraceutical, and the absence taken to turn this into a predictable and reliable manufacturers process. Maybe you can begin with making the case for using plants to produce biologics. Sure. Well plants around for over five thousand years medicinal purposes over in Asia and in India plants actually have been part of our human population since the beginning of time and they actually have been proven many many times over and there's numerous a much research about it. To deliver the address, the issues of disease And have the ability to Help. Our population in a much better way than our synthetic counterparts parts do. You grow these plants in a clean room. I imagine people you know envision fields upon fields of of plants but why use a clip rim? Right right. Well, it goes back to I. Think what we want to start with is The it's not just that we grown cleanroom it's a technology platform and the cleanroom is only one part of that. Specific purpose is to answer your question about the cleanroom is when you grow plant in a pathogenic. Free Environment. You have the ability to turn those into plant based medicinal drugs whereas plants they're grown say in a greenhouse or in a warehouse or in the open land run the risk of pathogen clearly Pathogens with them that probably would not be able to be filtered out and it runs a risk to the general public. That's why we grow inside a game. You mentioned the technology platform, you build a platform. Rather. Data intensive. What's the range of data collected and how to use this produce plants that produce biologics? Well. So let's back up and talk about the platform. There's two parts of the platform and I'll answer that question in in in the second part. The first part is the physical part. The plants are grown inside and ice. Oh, seven cleanroom. The second part is the data science side where we. Hook Up. Over thirty parameters thirty centers. Inside that room that collect everything. Some of them are normal that you would think of, which would be Ph temperature humidity but some you may not under a would never think about the. The amount of parts per million a of Co two across the plant the airflow crossed the plan the. Megahertz, of electricity going through the hydroponic water, and so we take all that data collected on average every. Fifteen seconds to one minute. So we have millions and millions upon data points stork with. What are those data points allow you to do? We actually can generate a formula because our. Our. Whole reason for being at Zia. is to optimize claimed growth. So we are creating a formula. That are customer comes to us and says, I would like you to grow this plant and I would like you to optimize or express this certain enzyme protein some sort of substance in the plant itself. Such that on, it actually is expressed in a way that can be used in some sort of downstream pharmaceutical drug. Now. That being said That being said, what we would do then is we have to figure out so to speak a recipe and all that data allows us to optimize the plan to optimize that certain protein or substance in the plant. Such that it would be then. It would allow us to go downstream and give the best value for our customer. And how consistent is the output? Well, that's That's what amazing about our platform is. So in any type of Pharmaceutical product you are focused on. Two major things as an ingredient supplier to the pharmaceutical companies. Minimal variation that is he must have very little variation batch to batch and you must have maximum produce ability that is that I'm delivering ninety, six percent of what I say every time I'm producing a batch of the equipment.
Autumnal Equinox with Isabel Cadenas
"Apple. So you said. You've been the emirate EAC you. Marry. Enlisted, elementary. Silicon clearly don't you. Give Up Bongo with respect on the second later. Puts get. Medical meanness when both guest committed for theft better soda you OUTTA. Yes must go to. Alerts, the muscle. But fouled admitted kb that must've been. Aspen. Excellent podcast Gumbo has gone international. I was so excited that Isabel greed to be a guest. So I could test out how well my ninth and tenth grade Spanish classes have held up all these years. So let's see how well I can translate what said. Here we go. Hi Paul. It's Isabel today is September twenty second and here Madrid like in the rest of the northern hemisphere, it's the tunnel equinoxes. I get very sad when the summer ends and that's why I want you to recommend me a podcast that can give me hope to endure the days that gets shorter the days get colder. Please make me believe there's life beyond summer. Thanks Ball. Had, I do. Okay truth be told I cheated I. Ask Isabel to translate what she said and I just read that back. After mismatch Zia would not be proud. For my first recommendation I found an apology is Minnesota with Alli Ward in it. Allie suggestive tissues word that she thinks should be a word. I east to. In this episode she talks about things we associate with summer firefly's watermelon barbecues and peeing in pools. So if the tunnel equinox gets you down, grow up something on the Barbie track down some hollow watermelon an post, a few picks using the tunnel equinoxes Hashtag. Today's guest is Isabel Cadenas. Kenyan. Isabel. Is the host of the day S? No CEO Blah podcast. DASS OH say no OB, La is a narrative nonfiction podcast that tries to connect the dots between personal and collective silences. The big news is that the podcast just dropped this week so you can listen right from the get go. For Third Recommendation Isabel recommends the magic carpet flight manual podcast. Isabel says, and I quote. The podcasts I'd like to recommend is Kathy Fitzgerald's the magic carpet flight manual. I liked this story because Kathy's delicacy in writing and tracking is as magic as the flying carpet itself unquote. For today's extra hot sauce I'm going to say that the one Spanish word that I'll never forget is Limpia Para Rhesus. Don't ask me why because I've never had a reason to use it ever since learning it. It means windshield wiper.
RZA Drops New Jingle to Replace OG Ice Cream Truck Song with Racist Roots
"What you're hearing is a new song in executives at good humor. Hope will replace the familiar music. Your neighbourhood ice cream truck plays is that drives down your streets company says the unofficial ice cream truck song Turkey in the straw. Has had racist connotation since American musicians started changing the lyrics in the 18 hundreds. So if his commission a new jingle, written by rap star and producer are Zia, whose best known is one of the founders of Wu Tang clan
Fowzia Karimi: Above Us the Milky Way
"From time to time I find a novel from oppress, than are only a little familiar with and a novelist I'm not familiar with at all and today. That novelist is full. Zia Karimi and the press is deep van them. They are both the author and the press in Texas this book. By my guest Cozier Karimi. is in every way a remarkable book that's called above I the Milky Way. It some title or it's scripture is an illuminated alphabet, and the author once again is full Foser, Karimi? The. Cover Shows the nighttime sky and many many stars and galaxies. As I read the book. I learned that I. had. Created an absolutely unique event I. Don't think I've ever seen it in a novel before. Can you talk about what happens to the sky in the snow of foods here? How well the sky I mean the sky is always there. The Moon is always there. The Sun is always shining down and book which is about. A family of family of two parents and five young daughters having to. Suddenly deal with something let basically falls down from the sky. which is a the Soviet army coming? Out of nowhere to take over their country, their city Kabul and the sky, suddenly that was filled with sunshine and the sound of birds and nature is. Filled with bombs falling. In so the novel begins there at the beginning of the the Russian invasion of Ghanistan and the family has to soon within a year that they leave. They come to California which Brings Color in sunshine back to them. Because it is a after all southern California, it's where I grew up and there it is the land of Sunshine. It's the land of the sun, so we have the beginning of the book the Sun there, but because wore. Affects us on an inner level as much as an outer one the family has taken all this into their being as a family as individuals as parents as very young girls and. They are on the land of Sunshine, but as we get halfway through the book, the inner lives. The interior comes out their dream worlds and you realize that. While the sun is very much there in California the what they're actually living underneath is the night sky the stars. Yes, and therefore above us the Milky Way, and therefore magnificently. The cover of the book shows us what happens when the sun has gone out and in this book, the war and oppositions are constant is between Sun and the moon between the day in the night. And the essentially, therefore between the kosher of Afghanistan, which is seen as a nighttime culture and the culture of California which is seen as a son culture. Now when you think about, Ghanistan and you think of all the bombing that went on there you do. You can't help it. You realize that we have bombed. What the Arabian Nights! The nights have been
Lyme Disease and Other Tick Borne Illnesses with Dr. Sean Beckmann
"They we are talking about a subject that affects a lot of people and that is lime disease and we have assistant professor of biology. Dr Shawn Beckmann back on the show with us and if you remember he spoke with us in a previous episode about the corona virus. And today Dr. Beckmann is going to share some insights about lyme disease. Dr Beckmann can you tell me a little bit about yourself and watch you do sure? So I'm a biologist down here at Stetson University in Land Florida My obviously my main focus down here is teaching. But my research focuses on a tick-borne hagins so there are these various different bacteria or viruses that are transmitted by ticks. People we know about things like lyme disease for example And my main interest is in. Where did these come from? What are the organisms that carry these Different pathogens that ultimately Gets THEM FROM IT? And the tick can transmit them on from there. Ah Cry well we had you on before talking about the corona virus. And you mentioned you know what you do at your work and I thought Oh. Wow I know a lot of people who are going to want to ask you questions about tick borne diseases in boy was I right so in my group hope lively I ask you know who who has a question for Dr Beckmann and I was overwhelmed with all the questions they had for you so I'm just going to start at the top and we'll try to see how many questions we can get through So the first question People WanNa know is where do people get lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever? Okay so we've got a kind of two different sides of the same coin here. Both lining disease and rocky mountain spotted. Fever are bacterial diseases They're both caused by bacterial pathogens. And they're both spread by tics. But we get different ticks. That spread each kitties. So lime disease. Which is what. My research primarily focuses on is caused by the Bacteria Brilliant Bergdorf Ri- which is a bacteria that is transmitted in the eastern United States by the black legged tick and then out west. There's a related take on the other side of the rockies that can transmit it But that bacteria gets basically picked up by the tick from a rodent that it feeds on the carries that particular bacteria so not all rodents have disease in the rodents can't transmit the disease to people. It has to be transmitted by a tick. The tickle feed on one of these rodents we call it a resume war pick it up and then the tick carries that bacteria throughout its life and so whatever it bites in the future it could potentially transmit it to it can transmit it to another rodent and make another reservoir. It can transmit it to a dog it could transmit it to a deer or it could transmit it to a person potentially and that's where people get it from us from a tick. It's previously gotten infected by it. They pick it up when that tick them invites them in the case of lyme. That's the for the most part in the United States. We talk about the black legged tick that can do that. In the case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that's transmitted by group of kicks called the dog ticks. So you have the American dog tick at the Brown dog tick and then the rocky mountain tick also are all capable of transmitting. That and that belongs to a different group of bacteria called the Recap Zia's And so we're we're catchy. I 'cause why not have a crazy name is that bacteria and that's transmitted by like I said a totally different group protects. Wow Okay so the tick transmits it to a rodent now if the a rodent another tip by sat rodent it it can get the bacteria from that rodent so ultimately to talk a little bit about. I guess the the kind of cycle we call this. The enzootic cycle the cycle within animals And so you imagine a situation where you've got a road that carries this bacteria and by and large the rodent is not affected by. They are kind of the incubator for it. Which is why we call them. The reservoir if a tick bites that rodent the tick then picks up that bacteria it the ticks on affected by the TIG carries it it gets into the gut of the tech and then ultimately it moves from the gut of take into the salivary. Glands of the tech takes only feed a couple of times in their life once during their first life stage there amid stage once during the second stage they're laurel life stage and once during their adult stage so if a tick nymph bites an infected rodent. Yeah it picks up that bacteria then when it goes to beat again as a larva feeds on another rodent. It's going to create another reservoir. It's GonNa create another road at now. Has that bacteria if Instead by say a dog it could transmit it to a dog. If bites a person it can transmit it to a person and so there's really the first two life stages it could pick up the bacteria and both of those life stages it can transmit it in any life stage later where it's after it's become infected so let's take feeds three times in its life and the first time it picks up the bacteria now it's got two opportunities to spread it if a tick picks it up in a second life stage. It's only got one opportunity. Spread it if it picks it up in its third lifestyle. Jet May be infected. But it's never going to spread it to anything I see so can a dog be a reservoir for the tick dogs and Dogs Endear and humans for that matter or what we call dead end hosts so what that means is we can get infected by the bacteria but it can't be transmitted from us to take to go to something else. Our biology doesn't work really well with it from a transmission perspective. On fortunately for us we are the organisms that can become a affected by that pathogen. So where's the rodents will get the bacteria and they live happy normal lives as far as we know and every research study that has looked at this as an experiment that has looked at this in rodents when they get lime or the bacteria that causes lyme they may get a little inflammation for a little while and then it goes away and they live normally with the bacteria the bacteria evade immune system and just lived normally in there but when it gets into a dog or a deer or a human doesn't do that with our immune systems will initially eventually recognize it would become symptomatic and we get an illness as a result of it And WanNa talk more about that later but Can you be infected by these ticks anywhere or just in these particular areas geographically? Great question and it's a question that leads to a lot of confusion because is particularly at all focus on line because that that is my area of expertise. I know about the others. But that's my primary area when we think of line we think of one if not two places in the US we think of the northeastern United States your your mid Atlantic and northeastern states. I A lime disease is named after a lyme Connecticut where it was I found. That's where we find a lot of it. We also get a big focus of lime in the upper mid Western. Us particularly Wisconsin and Minnesota but lime is found in all fifty states. It has been diagnosed in all fifty states including Hawaii and Alaska. Now does that mean. There's lots of Lyme disease in Alaska. Probably not there's probably not in Hawaii either. Those are probably people that went somewhere else. Acquired it and then went home and got diagnosed with it at home. But within the contiguous United States within the forty eight states Within the United States proper lime has been identified in all of them identified all of them on a regular basis. Even if it's at a low incidence so you don't have to be bitten by a tick in New York for example to get lime disease if you buy tick in Florida and that kick is carrying brilliant door fry. It has a potential to pass it to you and so even though there's areas in the US really prevalent it is found throughout the entire.
Coach Eric Musselman on Kobe and Razorbacks
"We walk into your back. I really delighted to welcome in coach. Eric musclemen from the University of Arkansas. Huge win over the weekend and the big twelve challenge a lot of very impressive. Wins as Arkansas seemingly Back again rolling along some wins earlier over a VALPO Georgia Tech Indiana and a nice run. We we had a guest on few minutes ago covers Kentucky instead the atmosphere At Fayetteville last week when the cats were there was as crazy as any He has witnessed in a very long time coach. First of all. Thank you very much for being with us. And congratulations educations on all you've done. No it's not over but It's quite a start. Thanks so much for having me on Paul really appreciate it before I talk about the razorbacks Certainly grew up the the son of an NBA. Coach you've Treistman head coach in the NBA and an assistant Elsewhere I just the whole world is you know is is mourning the death of Kobe. Brian and we were all interested in your thoughts on spectacular. Life had you know the I was fortunate to work for the Los Angeles Lakers and I was the head coach for their d league team. One Night I came out of the practice facility. We had played a game or games. Were we're actually in the Lakers practice facility. There was only one car in the parking lot. It was Kobe. Bryant's I went to my car. He rolled down his window. Said coaches or anyone else in the building. It was about eleven o'clock at night ten thirty at night. Whatever I said no just the security guards in there and he goes okay? I said Kobe what you could've come in there. You know I was the only we went in there for the last forty five minutes the last hour and he said No. I didn't want anybody in the building when I go in there to shoot in. His focus was incredible. His disciplined as a player was was incredible and just think about the competitive nature of him and just such a sad sad day for the entire basketball community yesterday. Eh and coach. You've lived that life And understand it but You know for such a big league. it just seemed like such such a small family Yesterday when this news broke will it really is. I mean when you think about the impact because when you're either playing in the League or coaching in the League or referee Rian in the League. You have so many stories. I mean there was one night where we had a defensive game. Plan the first quarter we were going to force koby has left the second quarter. We're going to force him to his right right and then he came up right before the third quarter is going to start and he said hey coach what are you gonNa do now play me straight up and then there was. There was a little bit of a pause and he goes. That ain't GonNa work either. Good luck with that. So you know He. He had a personality and just to see since he's retired the relationship that he had with his family. Okay and how much a part of his daughter's life was really really cool but a tragic tragic day for for for the basketball world and certainly for all for all the people that were on that helicopter. Certainly appreciate your thoughts on that. I do want to concentrate on the razorbacks because Your fan base. So we could see it Saturday And we've seen it all year are really excited Just overall thoughts on. I know it wasn't going to be easy and it's not over yet. I don't I know there's a coach. The season has a long way to go but just talk about the journey so far. Yeah we had a great non conference in it and it was kind of like you know the crowds kept building and building. We you know we lost one game in our in our non conference slate had three True Road Games and then once we got to. SEC play the the momentum and the crowds were sold out every weekend the Kentucky atmosphere. I've I've been a part of basketball for really long time. Having been a partner party with with my father. When he coached at the University of Minnesota and they had sellouts there in nineteen thousand seat Arena Williams arena? But I don't know if I've ever seen a crowd with so so much energy and enthusiasm as what we saw when we played Kentucky here and We had a great crowd for our Tcu game as as well and You know the momentum is just continues to Kinda grow and it's been really really need to be a small part of of our fans enthusiasm and at this point Records or maybe a little bit. Deceiving your record is pretty pretty good but there is such a gauntlet Head How do you feel the razorbacks? Our position for the month of February and obviously march will really Paul like I mentioned we. We did our job and non conference and now we're in conference play and it's the same everywhere whether it's big ten. SEC ACC every conference game is really really hard. And there's so many games that come down to the last two minutes and really it's going to be you know. How can we close games? Can we keep road games. Close and give ourselves a chance chance we have a major deficiency on the on the rebounding part of the game and and and we continue to try to figure out a way to overcome that whether it's with three points shooting pace of play right now. We lead the country in defending the three ball. And we have to do that. Because of how small we we are on the interior interior but We feel good where we are right now but we know that there's so much basketball to be played and really you can throw out what's happened right now because because there is still a large portion of of conference play still to be determined as a coach everyone has different methodology in terms of looking at the season whether it's the first part of the non conference and then obviously breaking up what you have to deal with in in the arduous road of the SEC. H- How do you game plan in it back in the off season as you look at the schedule and and what's it like once it gets going. We'll really Paul but we do as soon as the schedule comes out is is I huddle up with a a couple of our staff members that have been with the Nevada. We go game by game win. Loss win-loss just kind of try to figure out what that number would look like for us us at the end of the year right now. We're plus one on what we had done earlier. We don't we don't share that with anybody but but we you know the the goal of everybody not really before you even step on the floor for non conference is how do you get into the big dance. And how are you part of March madness and there's so much to to be played Still and so much to be determined But again it all comes down. I think in conference play. How can you win win the close games because almost every night? You're you know it comes down to those last three or four minutes of a game. It seems like just as a casual fan. I'm watching all the Games on Saturday. And I'm like going consultee. Make a free throw. I know coaches wonder about wonder the same thing don't they there's no question free throw becomes number one free throw attempts become a big part for each team but then converting free throws become a huge part especially in close close games and we've actually improved as a free throw shooting team although we dipped a little bit sense conference play a started. But there's no question all the little things limiting your turnovers in conference play converting so you're free throws not having live ball turnovers. All those things become really really important. PEDESTRIAN QUESTION ABOUT FREE THROWS I. I know it's easy for me to just sit at home with popcorn In in my feet up saying how come how come. They can't make free throws they've been doing this their whole life but explained to the audience. It is why it's not so easy under the under the gun. Well I think one pressure you know anytime you step up to the line. Depending on the time the score of the game fatigue fatigue could play a factor if a guy's played thirteen or fourteen straight minutes and then he goes to the foul line that can that can have a little bit of impact on it whether there's a dead ball prior to you stepping up to the foul line just as you hear a field goal kicker. Mike get iced as a free. Throw shooter get ICED But a lot of it comes down to mental toughness. I believe from the foul line. And then obviously some guys are just better better foul shooters based on rotation and and then it really becomes important that you have a routine every time you step up to the foul line as well coach. I I know that you you knew what you were getting into. And for someone who has coached coach in the NBA. And obviously you're run a couple of years ago and the NCAA. Tournament was epic I I don't need to ask you. How tough the SEC Zia's but we're we're we're you surprised by anything you've seen so far as league play has Got Underway I. I don't think so Paul I mean I knew. Do you know I came back from the from the League meetings in Florida and my wife said how did it go and I said well I looked around the table and I'm gonNA write. This coach has been to a final. Oh for this guy's been to X. Amount NCAA tournaments and then. I said you know somebody in this room is gonNA finish last place. And there's a lot of great coaches in in this league. There's a lot of talented players. You know I kind of knew what I was getting into. I mean spent one years and assistant coach at at Lsu. But I'm I'm such a well coached league and a team that's or league that's full of athletic players that play with with great intensity and that's the one thing. Is You know every night that you play you get somebody going hard. And and there's no gimmes and and that's to be expected at a power five conference and especially at conference like the SEC. Finally I I know what you said about looking at the at the schedule and we won't push you anymore on on what you what you saw the razorbacks finishing but how do you define success in year one You know I think as a competitor anywhere you're at whether you're in the mountain west or you're in the SEC. Want to try to make tournament. And if you don't have that as a goal you know. You probably shouldn't be coaching having said that you know we are realistic that we were predicted. preseason to finish eleventh. We didn't have much respect coming into the season and and there's still a lot of basketball to be played. I mean there's a lot of teams with that three in three record and so every game's important and the one thing that we've done a really good job of Paul just kind of taking one game at a time. I know that's coach. Speak but we really maybe more than than than the four previous years. Since I've been coaching we really have just said. Hey let us worry about the next forty forty minutes on our schedule because this roster does have deficiencies especially from a height standpoint and we dealt with a little bit of small injuries of late as well also. We just need to worry about. How can we play and compete against South Carolina on Wednesday night? Great to have you on. And congratulations on the success. Success Hope soon. Thanks for having me
"zia" Discussed on MarketFoolery
"You're losing by one goal at the end of an NHL game and you're GONNA lose any way As the time is running out so the coach might say I'm GonNa pull the goalie out in favor of an extra attacker and what that does is it puts a little bit more pressure on the opposing. HOSING team's goal. It increases the probability of you scoring by about three times but it also increases the probability of them scoring by about seven or eight times but at some point. If you don't try you'RE GONNA end up losing the game anyway. So the question is doesn't matter if you lose by one goal or to or to write In the crowd gets a little bit more more excitement too so I think we were trying to do is to say look you know. Play it safe. Maybe thirty seconds before the end of the game. Let's pull the goalie and see what happens. And the started. Apparently in the thirties But basically it's been going on for some time famously The Russians did this Tikhonov. Who is the famous coach? Said I'm never going to pull the golly. That's ridiculous so for years and they had like a twenty year winning streak so he certainly did. Yeah but not against the best Canadians. But that's different. So what we we looked at was all right. Is there a way to to figure out. What is the optimal time? Meaning when is it equivalent for you to pull the goalie really towards the end of the game Versus not politically. That's quarter the the crossover point and could figure this out using the plus model and I looked at it and said you know what this this doesn't take into account the flow of a hockey game because indeed the puck could go into the net at any time but I like to think of the flow of a hockey game as something that goes back back and forth with the Puck so there are various states to the game. And so when you turn on the TV and you're kind of late the first thing you look for is of course the PUCK. Where is it and and if it's in the neutral zone you don't think twice about it but if it's in the offensive zone you leaned forward and if the defensive zone you get a little nervous and the reason is he can't score if you're not in the offensive zone and the old Expression in Haughey's you can't score if you don't shoot so what I said was look they're seven states to the game and that's what we call a Markov chain. It's a birth and death chain and I estimated the probability of going from the neutral zone to the offensive zone to the point where you get a shot to the point where you actually Lee score and then back and forth to the other side and what that does is it basically helps you estimate what would be the optimal time to pull the goalie. Only if you're in the neutral zone but also what happens when you're in the offensive zone and when you're in the defensive zone so I wrote up this paper after I'd graduated Took a little while in two thousand and one and the magazine was called chance. And I WANNA shout out to all the people a chance for basically following up and chances the one that's has been publishing this paper for other authors for quite some time so I forgot about that was two thousand and one Chris and then so one day as their rebuttal. I'm ought to go back. Yes or no. Interestingly I moved to Asia didn't watch as much NHL. As I'd like Hobson do as well as well but I ended up getting a call from one of my friends who went to mit with me and he was really angry. I said why are you so angry. And he said I was just listening to the Malcolm. Glad glad well revisionist history podcast. And he says that one of his rules for life is pull the goalie and he didn't give credits. I said what do you mean. And he said look this guy no cliff assis wrote a paper in two thousand sixteen and Malcolm did an entire episode on it. You gotTA listen to it. But I'm furious. I didn't think much I sat down. Whatever right it's been many years so I finally get to my My favorite podcast APP Download Malcolm in a start listening to it. And it's a brilliant brilliant podcast because it takes the problem and goes a lot further than what us in math geeks would do and it talks about two people cliff. Fastness and Aaron Brown and cliff runs a multi billion dollar Hedge Fund which is a quote fund and he and Erin are apparently apparently disagreeable people according to Malcolm. And it's kind of the core to this problem the pull the goalie problems and the Brown model which I call the ABC model title basically uses some new techniques. Some new data dynamic programming to calculate the optimal time to pull the goalie and what they find is basically basically the same thing that I found in two thousand one that it should be about six minutes before the end of the game. What's also interesting? Is that in the paper. They they cite my paper twice in a very favorable way. They said you should look at this. I'm on paper to figure out the state and it would be great to be able to see how are data corroborates. 'cause we almost got the exact same result and when I really thought about it they were using the same assumption. That is a state nonspecific. They didn't really care where the puck was in calculating their model as it brilliant model and it works really well and and the the the rules have changed a little bit. They optimize for points because there's an overtime loss cost now but for all intents and purposes They just refresh the model and got a lot of airplay with Malcolm which is of course something. That's really interesting and and So I looked at it and I said well. What am I going to do? Dan and I looked at it. Some more and I realized something of course I could do. I could update the ABC. Be Model using the same Markov idea and I love the fact. That Markov is a wonderful hockey name. Right it is I mean. He used to be a defenseman for the the penguins and obviously further Russian national team. So Markov fits very well for hockey and for math so I basically do. What Agnes Brown suggest? Which would be nice to see what happens if you made the state dependent but I realized one thing and I admit it which is my math was rusty and you take a little time off so that the interesting thing was? Maybe math wasn't rusty but the best way to do this was Coating it in Python and I needed a thought partner so I went to the national the University of Singapore and this guy named Hongming loves doing sports stuff and I went to mit with one of his professors. And we got together. And we we coded I did and he was the lead programmer and I was thinking about the math and effectively. What we were able to do is to modify that Ashton's Brown model to fit with The idea that the PUCK can flow from the offensive state to the defensive. Have you reached out to play ball with the new paper so partly this is is an attempt to say. Let's let's talk about this so effectively. What we found which we first thing you do is to replicate the essence Brahmana which we did and then we said let's start to Do Two things first is of course figure out how it changes if the PUCK is in the offensive zone in the defensive zone and then the second thing I started to think about was the coach himself or herself their mentality changes because of the crowd and because the fact that. This isn't just something where you can press a button. And the golden gets pulled view ever seen an ice hockey goalie. TRY TO SKATE Forty meters to the bench. It's Kinda painful because they've got a bunch a little awkward right. It's a little awkward so effectively. What we figured out is even if you pull the goalie because you have an offensive cajon faceoff you can reverse that decision and the way you reverse? That decision is that you take that goalie and you put him back into the goal. Perhaps ops if you lose possession of the PUCK in the offensive zone make sense right someone for main so the problem is you can't do that when the puck in play. You GotTa wait for the next face off so what we did was we figured out. We'll just how frequently to face offs occur and luckily it was very very consistent. It's every sixty seconds so this idea of penalty or Timing of which. The coach has to live with his or her decision so the two bits of information that we found is that first of all little bits of of insight are incredibly valuable and the reason is it de risks a risky situation because what is pull the goalie. It's a situation where you're making a desperate move that increases the volatility of the whole situation and for the investment people out there. I think you've you've heard it Described as follows if you could increase the volatility of a call option as it nears the end of its term. Because you're so far out of the money it's a good idea because the chances are higher that will go in the money. That's exactly the pull the goalie problems so effectively. What we we're learning is it's you have a little bit of information about how risky the situation is? It gives the coach a little bit of air cover to say hey. The PUCK is in the offensive zone. It makes sense to the crowd that I can pull the goalie. Because it increases the chances of me score being scoring Against that goal well and if we lose control the puck over the boards up with the goalie back in the crowd can accept that so the first adage that we came up with was that we can dear risk risky situations with the particular bits of information. And that makes sense intuitively the second point. Is that the PUCK. tuck transfers between these zones very very quickly right it will stay in the offensive zone for about ten seconds and therefore this little bit of insight site is fleeting right. You really don't know after ten seconds. What zone the PUCK will be in? And you gotta live with your decision for sixty seconds so that balances things things out so when the coach can justify that because he has that advantage he has permission to be bolder but he has to basically live with this decision and you know pull. The goalie to me is about courage right and I think the question that Malcolm puts forward in which is really insightful. Chris is what happens if you have a violent robber in your home with you and your family like what do you do. Because it's socially unacceptable for you to run to get help because in case your your your kids get Get hurt so what I'm basically saying being is if you can lock your kids in a panic room for some period of time and keep them safe it gives you the air cover to go out and get help. I'll give you a couple of other examples. Apple's pretend like you're a studio executive at a pretty small label And you need to improve your results or else you're gonNA get fire right. You have one last shot so you take a risk to do an indie movie with a first time screenwriter director and you think this is the only chance I have left to actually have a low budget A high box office yield movie. And what you're basically doing. You're pulling the goal you take your saying. I'm going to throw a caution to the wind. If I could tell you you can get de risk. The situation by saying Meryl Streep's GonNa play the lead. Well it makes it a lot more palatable to say I'm going to take that risk and then the studio executives say okay if you got Maryland. That's fine the same goes with an investment manager towards the end of the year. You're not having a great year and you know that either you're not GonNa get a bonus or you're gonNA get fired. You might want to increase the volatility of the basket of assets that you hold because effectively you're gonNA lose your job anyway And therefore you might as well take a disagreeable disagreeable position. Because it's the right thing to do and it's the same ideas coach you're going to lose anyway and The last thing would be a CEO if from a management perspective affective either near the end of his tenure or. She feels like she needs something blockbuster to pull her out of the doldrums. The analyst will do something incredibly risky like acquirer appear Excetera and I think that that basically repeats itself over and over again. I just like the way that the pull the goalie problem for all intents and purposes sometimes you need courage but maybe more importantly if you can find little ways that what your courage can be justified. That's a good thing It's better than basically just making a blind bet that makes sense absolutely and it it goes goes to a couple of couple of things. One is the old adage from the mutual fund industry and this this example doesn't doesn't really hold much water certainly over the last five years or so but for a good couple of decades it was absolutely true that the old adage that no mutual fund manager ever got fired for buying shares. VM because it was the stable blue-chip Reno was a tech business in. And and no one's GONNA no one's Gonna a knock you for buying. IBM even if that stock doesn't do well the other thing you just reminded me of is An article I read recently about the economics of the film industry and in particular the economics economics of horror and how the part of the reason there are so many horror movies made one is the economics of horror. Movies are fantastic. They're low budgeted. That don't require large scripts. They don't require stars. It's also also away for first time directors to cut their teeth because they get the freedom to do whatever they want in a way but really it's it's a big part of it is just the economics are so good 'cause horror translates into every language. That's exactly the point back to the coach. which is it is easy for them to say I pull the goalie? The minute left the PUCK didn't bounce our way and and everyone's going to give him a pass right. He'll say oh. We gave it one hundred ten percent..
A Renewed Focus on Women Over 40
"I am all about this like renewed focus on women over forty. Okay this is a nice list. Is it nice. Oh Yes oh my what I think is nice is that we're finally putting the final Gaz on women over forty and I say that as somebody obviously not over over from not over forty but like I see you know. I'm knocking at his door. And I really has for the past few years having been a million in meetings focus groups Press events where it's all about this we've completely thrown our brand in the trash to appeal to the millennial customer her. That did not your street. Yes everything is about millennial customer I think technically I am a millennium. Older millennial That's that's for sure but it's like guys I understand you have to be relevant. I understand you cannot ignore this. Tremendous Group of people. millennials are going to the biggest group like second to boomers something. Consumers are dying off Lovey boomers but it feels almost like slavish devotion to people who don't necessarily early give them back. You know a return on their investment. So where are you seeing. This renewed focus on women's forty in the beauty. Remember we went to that Lori. Alvin a few a few weeks ago. We sat this law relevant and they talked about how women over forty are basically underserved all your they say that we learned that seventy percent of women over fifty feel forgotten by the beauty and the ad sixty percent of them use makeup every day. Hey and I can attest to that. Having known knowing a lot of women over fifteen. Yeah like my mom wasn't getting out of the car without lipstick. No so so. The Nice thing is focusing on these and and it's like hello. Thank you coming out with a whole line devoted to this. We're all GONNA get older. I've been very reflective the past year. We're all getting older and the idea Zia of like you're no longer relevant. You're no longer visible I think you know we talk so much about inclusivity in this country right now but ageism is like like something that we're not comfortable talking about this year you started to see a twist inclusive Izzo Solorio is coming out with. I don't you can I other products. Okay they're coming out with products that are targeted for lipstick. That isn't you know it's called a perfect. Yeah perfect Foundation that covers without looking like a mask. I'm sorry we don't WanNa look like get the coverage but like highly Jenner. You know it's not about that airbrush kind of like instagram look Is there other things. Besides the L'OREAL affects the show. I'm there's you know whether or not this is really Gen. Ed Pours herself another good blog. got cannot wait to like drink freely again so There's a brand called called paws. which is all about menopause? Well aging Boswell. Instead of anti-aging he bought a brand. That's it's not necessarily skin care. I think it's supplements and I think vaginal dryness stuff. But that's taking it to another level but my point is it's normalizing the conversation conversation about aging. It's not ignoring women who honestly like some of my biggest hate. This Term Lake Ella. Crashes are women who are over forty over fifty and it just seems so crazy that we can talk about. You know inclusivity and we're still kind of like oh he's old Going Naughty starting out nice. We were positive it was nice. It's a nice. It's a nice reaction to I think and not a culture that you're looking audie in two thousand nine hundred you're starting to like together beauty industry exactly so we. Yeah we need to. We need to realize that you know people who are spending money money on makeup like they deserve more respect. I like
Musical Fantasies for Kids
"Welcome to classics for kids. I'm Naomi Lewin. You probably know that a fantasy is something you make up out of your imagination. The music a fantasies started out the same way a piece that Musicians Shinzo made up as they went along these days. improvising composing as you. Play is mostly done by jazz musicians. But in the renaissance. When when the name fantasy or Fantasia I got attached to compositions classical performers were encouraged to go with whatever inspiration came to them? It was almost almost considered cheating to write down a fantasy A hand Sebastian bath originally only called that piece of Fanta Z German for fantasy but then he changed the title to invention same thing in England. They often shortened fantasy fantasy too fancy in Spain or Italy they called it a Fanta Zia and in French Pontes E. Sometimes a fantasy became the beginning of a whole sweet in the nineteenth century. Instead of making up the melodies themselves composers posers started to build fantasies out of pre existing tunes. Max Bruch used folk tunes. He picked up on a trip to the British isles in his Scottish fantasy in. Uh Pablo this. Sarah Saute a Spanish violinist based a fantasy for his instrument on themes from George visas opera. Carmen which is set in Spain in another Spanish fantasy by Joaquin Rodrigo uses old dance melodies in a new arrangement for guitar and Orchestra the fantasy up at one. Hindi Hinchey lingerie or fantasia for gentlemen French composer Marceta grown Shawnee took a bit of melody from a Haydn Symphony and wrote a fantasy for harp the granddaddy of all fantasies is one by Beethoven who love up to break musical rules. It used to be that fantasies were just for instruments. Beethoven started out this fantasy with the piano But he wound up having an orchestra and chorus join in in her in spite of the fact that the pianist does most of the work. That's known as Beethoven's Choral Roll Fantasy Rape Wban. Williams named several of his pieces fantasy or Fantasia but even though the fantasia on green sleeves opens opens with a fanciful. Little flew click. The piece actually follows a musical form. A BE A. There's a melody the a tune. A second melody tabled be and then the first eight melody again. The a tune is the folk song. Green Sleeves uh the B section in the middle is based on another folk song. Lovely Lovely Joan. After that the Kyun returns more green sleeves ray-ban Williams lived during a great period for English composers
Taking Stock of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals
"Amita South Zia Alley Shabana Executive Secretary of the U._N.. Regional Commission for Africa and the Pacific or s cap has warned that the vast region of more than four billion people which she's responsible is set to miss all all of these seventeen sustainable development goals which underpin the twenty thirty agenda Miss Ellie Shabana was speaking to Connor Lennon from new avenues in New York where she's been taking part in the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development or the A._H._l.. P._F.. The main new end platform for monitoring the progress that countries are making towards the twenty thirty agenda The U._N.'s blueprint for ending poverty and preserving the planet the undersecretary-general began by outlining the message that she wants to get across during her time Oh you in headquarters I is of course <hes> for our region Asia Pacific about sixty percent of population fifty percent of the economy sources of Economic Growth Center of Innovation <hes> Technology Co.. Progress on the fourth and yet challenges in development and S._T._D.'s are still immense second message is the need and the value of regional cooperation to accelerate the progress on S._T._D.'s because without that if countries only work on their own. I don't think we can make now the latest S._D._G.. Progress Report for your region shows. That's the region is actually going. Nine backwards when it comes to some of the goals accent king water sanitation decent work economic growth and responsible consumption and production now. Why do you think the situation is so bad for those particular goals what because because scarcity because the pressure of urbanization cities and then also the management of resources environment that makes it or the situation worse as sustainable annable development also make the water situation worse? That's one second sustainable production assumption that also has to do with the behavior consumption behavior lifestyle with this increase Chris Welfare than to also can shoot more but what you could chew him is something that is actually not sustainable. Are you calling for funding in order to meet the S._T._D.'s we see it as investment like education location healthier basic infrastructure is investment. It costs yet from the budget but the benefits the multiplier ethic is significantly. If you don't have the money then you need also to provide solutions for some countries. Maybe the measure should start from the quite basic one like fiscal reform tax reform but that's needed advice you will be dependent eight has to be e channel to build the capacity whether you give the fish or whether you provide the means on how to get the fish. The report complains about lack of data like of effective data ray wised important. Important have more effective. If you don't have to did corrected that you cannot track progress you cannot also avoid actions to be taken going forward. We need also to build capacity the data capacity in this case that the office of the countries as well as the S._D._S. monitoring so has to go in the Asia Pacific Nick Disaster Report for two thousand nine is out. This is a year report it reveals that in the last two years disasters went beyond what the region had previously experience of probability intensity and shows that the increasing intensity and frequency of natural disasters in the region are closely interlinked with climate change environmental degradation in our region in particular there are these so-called for hotspots one <hes> related to this river basin area not only flooded but brown drought and then second is this ring fire because I come from country Indonesia where sits exactly in the middle of ring of fire occurrence of earthquake and then there is of sooner me and this kind of thing third is a drought the intensity of drought is also becoming more prevalent and drought is we equalit- slow onset disaster because overtime over long period of time this become such that worsening the tuition desertification. Vacation and things like that the fourth one is son and store because this somewhat also related for example but Australia part of Central Asia and number one is <hes> in the part of as a big islands wear the cyclone once it hits the impact is huge and of course Climate Change Sea Level Rise Twenty thirty is not far off right with talking about the twenty thirty agenda under we've already said that if nothing changes than the Asia Pacific region will fail to meet any of the seventeen goals now. Are you confident that the situation can be turned around that at least some of these goals can be met well we we have we have to start by being optimistic that we can turn things around thorough original plan from through Regional Corporation. One example is <hes> also through expertise our the work that we are doing using abilities so mapping out having early warning system a we've we work with countries on this policy policy suggestion or implication. What can we do to help the government so we hope that we can at least mitigate the
T-Rex at the Smithsonian
"Now for decades, one of the world's great museums has felt just a little inadequate, the Smithsonian in Washington DC didn't have in its collection. A tyrannosaurus Rex the most famous dinosaur all known literally as the tyrant lizard, king. Well, now it has after quite a journey his North America. Correspondent James Glen die. In the newly renovated Donoso hole at the Smithsonian national museum of natural history on Washington DC's famous mall. One sixty six million year old spaceman reigns. Supreme t Rick skeleton is dramatically poised to take the head of a hapless triceratops. This particular animal is found in nineteen eighty eight and it was found by Montana rancher was on a picnic with her family, and she saw just a little bit of the editor arm-bone sticking out. It was a bone of the T Rex that never been found before. That's cooked Johnson, the museum's director and chatting Knicks to the skeletons teeth H, one is about the size of a banana. Can you be a full blown top of the line American natural history museum without a T Rex? Well, that is something I think is not possible. When I joined this museum as director, we didn't have it to your accent. I wasn't the first person to the point that out, but it was something that I didn't want to open this exhibit that having to your ex here because this is the national museum. Mm, t Rex was first discovered early last century. It was once native to North America and vindicates now, the Smithsonian has been desperate to get its hands on one there's two ways to get a T Rex can buy one or you can find one. That's the bottom line, which I did the museum. Well, we spent a fair amount of money looking for one because actually cheaper to find them into by them. Find them into game out. It's not it's not inexpensive. But it'd be better to find your own. And we looked and looked looked, and we found pieces and parts. But when you looking for something as rare as a complete T Rex chances, you actually will find a relatively small, but buying one of the city, also substantially complete T, Rex's is complicated to sue a beautifully preserved lodge. Reynoso is still known by museum staff is the one that got away at an auction that exceeded all expectations in New York in nineteen Ninety-seven bidding started at half a million US dollars. The hammer dropped at seven point six million with commission on top Chicago's field. Museum was the. Lineup and his house, sue since but many paleontologists believe they have been the losers. Is it all Sam kneels felt that'll drastic pox fault? What happened that generally was because if you think about the discovery of shoe happened before Jurassic perk and the sale of sue happened after Jurassic Park, and that was an amazingly, beautiful fossil the skull was in one piece, and it was an exquisite thing when it went to auction. There were many many museums had dreams. What's your personal views about benefit these things to be found on public lands? They along to the nation. Well, United States is the only nation in the world that has dinosaurs, and where it is legal to sell dinosaurs. He other big Dennis are producing nations. And there's like six or seven of them own the dinosaurs the nations in the United States on private land. If there's a dinosaur to private land owner owns Dennis with the increase in the value of dinosaurs. Launched by the su- sale act. Actually has made it more difficult for professional intelligence museums to access private lands because dinosaurs are now money. They didn't used to be money. So this sunny changed tack slightly, and found a third way of getting a T Rex by working with another arm of the federal government, which already funds, most of the museum's costs and the land on, which this dinosaur was found is US army corps of engineers, because it's a reservoir managed by the army corps of the people do all the engineering and they had to Rex's from their property. Both of them were out there with the Rockies Montana. So we didn't want to take Montana's only directs the once they had to both the museum of the Rockies and the US army corps of engineers green benefit to promoting Montana, and the army corps of engineers in Washington DC, the specimen has now been dumped. The nation's t Rex Matthew Khurana is the museum's curator of Donna, Soria. It's important to us. I think that we call it the nation's T-rex because we really. We want people to feel like its they're controversial because there are the big ones, you know what, what what's going to think about that? One of the other new you can play t Rex's around. You know, our T Rex is not a T Rex of sutra Nakata's. It is. But, but our T Rex is not a T Rex of superlatives. It's not the oldest or the biggest or the youngest or the longest, but it has unique position of being everybody's T-rex thanks to the museum's -cation and the number of American tourists, we make a pilgrimage to Washington DC cook, Johnson believes the specimen could ultimately become the most visited horrendous Soros Rick's in the world. I've had T-rex described as a gateway drug. Can you explain that for kids? I actually think I coined that phrase. I think I did of kids really caught on. It's it really the ideas that kids love dinosaurs at a very early age. It gets them excited to go to Zia. Gms gets the meeting, scientists it gets them thinking about how fossils are found right now. We're hiring. The next generation of scientists, and many of the paleontologist, tell me look, I it was drastic parked to did it for me when I was a kid. So I'm seeing that generation come through now and there are a lot of them and every year we're finding something like fifty or sixty new species of dinosaurs, unknown to science, I opened a dentist or exhibit nineteen ninety-five and since then the number of known dinosaurs globally has more than doubled. So there's still lots of amazing stuff out there. Get out in the backyard and get digging. That was our North America. Correspondent James Glenda reporting.
Dangers of 'drunkorexia': What happens when you skip meals to drink
"It's called drunk Rex. So it's a it's a combination drinking and eating disorder. Now. We've probably all thought about this at different points in times of our lives. But we know that when you when you're drinking alcohol you need to eat something. Because if you if you drink really any amount of alcohol and don't eat, well, then then you can start to feel it earlier and the alcohol abuse and alcohol National Institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism says that close to sixty percent of college students ages eighteen to twenty two most of those are underage, but that they do consume alcohol which makes. Which makes it important that they know how to how to do it safely and unfortunately campus authorities, and researchers are reporting a practice that turns the full stomach drinking strategy on its head. So not eating and drinking a lot. So rather than filling up before and I had a partying a lot of students are not eating at all the day before or the day of consuming alcohol, and it's and it's got a term now it's called drunk. Ereck zia. So it's part eating disorder part alcoholism, and it's a very dangerous combo, and especially for college age kids. So it's it actually started showing up in medical research around twenty twelve and so it addresses, the really the need to be the life of the party while while stain extremely thin pointing to a a flawed mindset about body image and alcoholism with with college students, mostly women. Now. There was a there's a number of reasons why this is unhealthy. Number one. I mean, just medically that if alcohol is pariah prioritized over food. It could result in nutrient deficiencies like calcium B-vitamins magnesium fiber and protein, but also that if you go out drinking on an empty stomach and you're underage just I mean think about if you don't eat all day or you even or you exercise all day, and you don't eat. And then you you drink and you drink a lot. Well that because there's no food in your system. It helps slow down the absorption of absorption of alcohol and bad things can happen alcohol hits quickly brings up the same issues as with any high risk drinking getting home, safely sexual assault. Unintentional injury fights blackouts hangovers, and that may affect class attendance and grades. So drunk wreck Zia it brings up the point that this conversation needs to be had if
Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse discussion
"Morales is reality playing reality universe. They something happens with a supercollider. They causes a rift between all the universes and all these other Spiderman come into malls Morales universe. And they have to do something to fix this before destroys all the realities. Don't know what it is. But it looks good. It's spite America, I'm going to watch it anyway, has Gobber Nsur watching as goblin all four being that is that one like that. Because I know in the previews the goblin giant Ormond. He's bulky and yet, I don't know if that's just there in dishes or what? But there's been about thousand renditions of goblin. Everybody's been the goblin at some point. It's going to be awesome. I think there's only two trailers out for this right now or one I seen. The only one I mean, they showed it we saw we we saw it in that. When we watch the venom, and it was also at the end of something right is also in credit the. Yeah. I think it was the actual in credit prevent not the mid credit role was which was pretty cool. Yeah. That made credit role. I thought was better than the whole the whole movie of mid credits. He was better. I'm jaded. I don't. You don't want to talk to me about venom. Yeah. If you missed our review chicken on page, we we went draft house and did a little review. It's a lot to talk about it. Neither billing venom about it was the title that was not been them on that screen but anyway into spider. Yes. December fourteenth this year coming out. Good little Chris. We have budgets coming out. Yeah. It's gonna be a very hectic Christmas schedule. All those Spiderman thrown together. One one universe said. Awesome artwork. Looks like a page. I then emission loan. Like, I said it. It's one of the reason I wanna go see it. But the top, of course, being spider-man's beating Herman's. Pretty good story to now. Like in the trailer. When you watch when the dad drops him off at school and embarrasses him because he didn't say dead. That's kind of cool. Yeah. So that's typical marble humor. I like it. I two so who's your favorite spider man, or if you have a favorite tonight amend calmed down below lettuce, and what's up is your favorites? Going to go with good old. Peter parker. I'm gonna go with original. And I honestly I really liked the story behind miles. Morales was really cool to just especially having that other. If Mississippi being able to be spied men was so cool to me, I think and just the way that they brought it on kind of tied it in especially with having his uncle bean prowlers that was so cool. Yeah. Yeah. What about yourself? Do you have a favorite superior? I love superior Spiderman. Who's your favorite? And that. It's no comments now below don't bring it to like subscribe to this video into our to Zia comics Tucker to me YouTube age, you can find this as a post on Facebook. You can also come down talk to Troy Zia comics that new location to Las Cruces, one twenty five north main places. Awesome, man, I'm gonna be in trouble 'cause I'm gonna spend so much money here. So hopefully, not for me, you won't be in trouble. Okay. Cool. Sounds good. Anything else that I think you gotta posts YouTube and Facebook or the big ones, so and then they Michelle promotion. Like, my page river productions hold of us if you want video or podcast meat for your YouTube page Facebook page. All right. Well, it was ours. You get it is hopefully. What that Troy thanks for having me on this this the bay Joe, hopefully, we'll get this. Sorry. This episode vogue. Eject Beck sued. Yeah. He's busy addition for another movie. If a if you get a Jack, Jack, if you're not here next week, I'm wearing a tank top in honor or the shirtless stone. Pretty sure that on rejection choice. Good night sleep day. Nudie we will gain that you get. Is it?
Billionaire Afiniti CEO Says AI Needs More Humans
"Zia Chishti CEO of startup affinity. And if you're keeping score the creator of invis- line, he's now shifting gears and working on improving customer, call centers the St. welcome to the podcast studio. How's that? Oh perfect. Got it. We this is this is my first try it deserted. First of all welcome to the studio really excited to have you here invisible on everyone knows that it was quite a breakthrough. But was very different tech arizo. I just wonder how to spearheading tech in this day and age differ from from doing it back. Then first and foremost, I think there's more similarities than differences. I would start with that. There are many common themes. You've got to build a great team. You've got a powerful technology that scalable, yet arrays Financing's all those things are true in terms of differences compute power is way up. So the miracles that we have to work back in the late nineties now or really rather commonplace in as much as you have much faster processors if there was. Then an acceptance of the start of culture now, it's a big theme in the US economy. So the notion of building a big company from scratch is much more widely accepted now than it was back then than evidence of that is just the unicorn phenomenon right back then having a billion dollar company Pri public was almost unheard of. Now. It's rather commonplace. There's there's just less of an impression of unusualness that's associated with that outcome affinities so interesting because it tackles a very specific field of tech with call centers. And I think it's I mean, it's so relatable the inescapable on bearable part of life for most of us. Right. First of all, thank you for helping us out a change of gears, though, what made you decide to set your specific sites there. I'm curious a lot of that has to do with my personal journey. So when I left align technology back in two thousand two I founded a private equity firm called TRG of the firms. Mandates was was to invest in business process outsourcing companies and technologies that support those companies so. We had a call center in our portfolio assets. And we looked at how we might optimize it, and we concluded that the most powerful single thing that we could do was changed. How calls float in that environment which consumer spoke to which agents, and that was the Genesis for a company affinity which blossomed in its own, right? I wanna talk a little bit more about your process because often when companies utilize a I, you know, you see the focus shifting away from the human element. You have an opposite approach. How have you found that to be a key strategy? Well, first of all this. I thing is really overblown if you actually look at the number of jobs that had replaced AI to date. I imagine it's extremely small percentage of the overall. That's that's a good point. That's just not as big as the popular hyperbole around. I would suggest. So I would discount the view that we're rapidly losing jobs in any pace in terms of what we do. That's really actually the dominant use of AI, which is simply pattern recognition often in support of humans and anytime that you can give humans tools that improve their efficiency, actually. Increased demand for those human. So we look at it as very different. We don't think this is extraordinarily or unusual or counter to the major themes of. It's just what we do we enhance how humans operate and that increases the demand for humans, and that's a good for the employment, and as any tech entrepreneur knows. And as you know, it takes a certain drive to stay in the game as especially as you have for so long. You have a very unique story that I'd love you to share with listeners. And I wonder how your story as a Pakistani American how that's impacted how you do business. And how you make your way around this this very unique world. So it's humorous when I first arrived in the United States after twelve years fourteen years of being really out of the country. It was quite a culture shock. I came in nineteen eighty eight to go to college. And the last time was really really here was when I was two years old in nineteen Seventy-three. So so it was a very big adjustment curve associated. But having said that, you know, the the United States is such an amazing place to start a business. This almost sounds a little bit flag-waving. But it really is. I mean, the college education that I got I got a degree in economics and computer science at me up really well for what proved to be a revolution in the economy that was really oriented around those two disciplines. So from there, I went to Morgan Stanley, and I learned about finance that was a very very powerful experience for the rest of my life. I could look at companies in the way that investors look at companies, you can construct a narrative and a business that really appeals and then in nineteen Ninety-seven, I graduated from business school, and that was the really the heart of the tech boom of the internet boom was happening right about that. And that gave me the courage and inspiration to become an entrepreneur. So I think it is a uniquely American story. I don't think this would have happened if I had grown up in Pakistan or really anywhere else in the world share. So having said that. You know, what's next for affinity? And how do you see affinity taking the next steps towards your goal of saving us off from call center. We will we will make the experience more pleasant to be sure it looks. So this goes back to original few few words tiny. I I'm just not a believer in the current AI. Boom. Yeah. I just think there's a massive amount of over hype around it. I don't think that the high priviliged substantiated by what is true progress on the ground. I think people confuse the increase in computational capacity associated with Moore's law would some kind of algorithm improvement over time we've been doing basically the same things in quote, a unquote for the last thirty forty fifty years. So there's nothing really new or breakthrough. Here know, we may have slightly contrarian opinions on that. But I think there's a lot of overkill in the market in terms of supposition around power and ability to replace human. So I'd like to obstruct away what we do from the bandwagon, which I think like many of these is going to boom and bust and. We'd rather be clear of that association. From our point of view is just a tool it it allows us to analyze it large amount of data and find patterns in data. That's useful. In a commercial context, you whether you call that AI or pattern recognition or machine learning or just algorithms doesn't really matter. So when you abstract away that nomenclature around the industry what we're really about is solving how people interact with each other figuring out what behaviors are for an enterprise's customers. Figuring out what behaviors are for an enterprise employees. And then finding ways to bring them together in a patterned way that improves enterprises performance, and that's very powerful. It makes her clients hundreds of millions sometimes billions of dollars a year. And that's where we'd like to focus, which is the commercial power of what we do as opposed to being momentarily associated with a bit of a solar flare if a trend in the in the equity
Researchers interpret new experimental data aimed at showing dark matter interacts with ordinary matter
"You remember going to Sern couple years ago now and when they were talking about the the discovery of the Higgs bows on the confirmation when the key elements in that discussion wasn't that they, they didn't observe the Higgs bows on directly. They saw the decay products inference. Yeah, and so they are used MU on decay to sort of track back that the Higgs boson occurred. And this week Sern announced that they doubly confirmed in a different decay pattern because Higgs bows on supposedly has more than one decay pattern that what we saw. So what they tracked was actually a bottom antibody court. Decay pattern. Yeah, but naming pattern in in court. Pretty great. We haven't talked about charm corks very much here on on the podcast, but. The standard model predicts something like fifty to sixty percent of Higgs boson decays I think it's fifty. Seven percent would decay in this bottom antibody quirk. Pattern and they finally saw it. So this does just confirm more aspects of the standard model. And if you remember most of that trip, they were like looking for ways to break the standard model of physics. This adds the confirmation, but they're hoping that it's just another point along the way to breaking it.
Fantastic Four returns to comics
"Color. Still really get into that. But anyway. Fantastic. Good provincial support. Tastic. They were the ultimate team? Yeah, for the first family do they ushered in so many villains so many something characters, doctor doom, galactic the watcher, you know, the thing, humans, humans, you know, so many Sony characters branched off from the vent war, sadly they'll get a good writer guy's been here yet dance. He's I liked dance Lon. Yeah. A lot of people don't. I think he'll bring a lot interesting size to the characters. So hopefully he'll do as well as minted reminders run was Doug Doug of all right, fantastic. For be there, obviously get that at your local cop shop. Zia comics Fidesz for
"zia" Discussed on a16z
"And so I think that's a very good example of the foundation and others that are prominent people in the community, having strong views, but being willing to adopt them in the face of new information and sort of being able to sense a rough consensus about what was best for the community citizen. You have Zia do Bundy has figured out a way of striking balance between these two wins of top-down monolithic design and imposed control versus completely bottoms up anarchy. And I mean, the Dow is an example is like there was some amount of top down control, but there's also pushback. There's also a dialogue. There's also an involvement from the community. And so I think. That's crucial really because if we think about it crypto network, that goes too far on one end or the other thing you'd end up with, say, for example, if you go too far on the on the bottoms up direction and you just do everything's modular, everyone just moves in the direction of maximum interesting this and. To some extent that's the greatest value. The greatest good for people sort of feel free into contributing whichever way they want, then you might end up with something that's just simply isn't coherent is maybe would be akin to a city that lacks basic infrastructure that lacks like some sort of planning for how the road system should work, how the plumbing system system should work or how the electrical system should work. And so that's clearly that it was likely not not to be the best the best approach, but also have you go too far on the other side then then you don't have enough participation from the community, and then you don't get to build the kind of widespread community that a project like them ultimately succeeds building and what's important about having some amount of much Larry and bottoms up. We're going to station is that it maximizes the surface.
Tinder Loops, the dating app’s new video feature, rolls out globally
"Sunday highs eighty to eighty two degrees temperatures in federal hill in baltimore eighty one degrees seventy nine in federal's berg and coming up on the news at six thirty seven year old clinging to life after yesterday's shooting now most of us here are either married or relationships on the show so it wouldn't necessarily apply to was but you ever heard of tender a tender is yes i have a daughter who she is gender or knows about it watson dating app tender has apparently i've ever used it by understand if you like somebody you see their picture zia swipe bright or something if you don't then use keep swiping left till you find somebody that you are interested in the concept i think i've something up there but they've introduced a new looping video that lets users add super brief video to their dating profiles called tinder loops that's to second looping video feature meant to let daters better show their personalities users can upload existing videos into the edit into a two second clip now how are you possibly going to get to know somebody or find out their personality in two seconds in a in a video on tinder that's usually how long it takes joe well i just called me a nasty name tell you what are you saying i'm gonna tell my mother oh yeah but he's not on tinder lives he's on fruit loops he says i'm trying to draw them out for a long time that would just you're coming up i understand the fruit loops i suppose say here have you ever used it no because i know you've been dating on off nevertheless nine never had any desire to so you don't use any of them these tender and they've had success with it what kind of name is tender i mean he's like trying to guess maybe light a fire response love me tender cut it out relax relax shot at the end of the week he's used up all is good stuff this is what we get i don't know what that is an account this is what you get wait till nine o'clock and see what you get thank you we're not expecting much our expectations have been significantly lowered thank you mr mr whittaker she forget anything the rest of the day we'll see you a couple of six eight hundred eighteen minutes after the hour so violence public harassment we're seeing against supporters of president trump they include the.
Juan Carlos Loretta, Bangladesh and President discussed on BBC World Service
"Norfolk came and i'm of mixed heritage and after the news i'll be meeting other mixed people like myself to talk about straddling identity was mixed race people always pick one side of mixed friends who they claim this is what clean sources black this i've personally never seen that middle ground there like oh on both group of being both is just so minimal doesn't exist bbc news with neil newness the former opposition leader in malaysia anwar ibrahim has been given a royal pardon and released from jail it comes a week after he and his former political rival mahato muhammed one is a prize electoral victory defeating the ruling party for the first time he had been imprisoned and what he said were trumped up charges of sodomy north korea has said that if washington continues to push it to unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons it may cancel next month's talks between president trump and kim jongun pyongyang said it would lose interest in talking if it felt cornered by the trump administration indonesian police have killed at least four men who tried to attack one of their stations on the island of sumatra with similar i summarize swords one policeman was killed the man stage of the assault after ramming their car into the police station gates in baton of rio khaleda zia the bangladesh form the prime minister and main opposition leader has been released on bail on health grounds she was sentenced to five years in jail for embezzlement but insists the charges are politically motivated a well known mexican journalist has been killed outside his house in the southern state of tabasco witnesses say juan carlos loretta was shot several times by gunmen on a pickup truck a judge has overturned california's physician assisted suicide law that law allows terminally ill patients to request lethal medications from their doctors.
"zia" Discussed on In Our Time
"Zia at that time and becoming aware of their relative ignorance about what it really meant to be muslim i think one point to make the in this era much of north africa population has heard of islam they may have nominally converted but there isn't a deep understanding of what it means to be muslim so the arrival of ebenezer seeing teaching these tribesmen is part of a very long process of gradual islamization of people's within north africa and they adopt this particular form malecki cynicism would g have meant to the i'm more of his we brought them back from mecca all does this preacher anyway they turn out to be let's call them the sec not useful very tough can you tell me more about the so i mean in terms of thinking about jehovah's pose there's i guess to two elements to it one is obviously the sense that we're most familiar with today in terms of fighting but there's also the sense of struggle sort of internal struggle moral struggle and so forth and i think both of those elements are important for the moravians so as amira says this this idea of sort of trying to educate the the that's unheard of bubbas in islam it's very important to have in your scenes kind of to his message so it's it's partly about sort of an idea of trying to unite the strive under a particular form of islam so it's through some three fighting but also moral reforms well in education who's rahu principles ron unite them.
"zia" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
"Bell business we think about working and sales and things like that so the new some awesome ideas that you're giving us uh you know for success for a nonprofit well really think thank you thank you i think there are so many ways that a nonprofit has of generating a revenue in the most common as i said our grant uh contributions and fund raising event and uh my annual crews program that i have implemented for multiple nonprofits has been a great revenue for us so that each year their supporters look forward to it and each year they have more and more participants so it's another uh innovative way to raise money all right and if anyone has new question how can we asked you findlay a tax at edel four nine three eight six one four to eight oh four nine three eight six nine four two and zia email at just us for travel that's u s t new as the number four travel at gmailcom i'll be glad to entertain any questions and again i endless facilitator i stay in my lane i refer you and get support from people that have expertise in the area that you're interested in okay all right well thank you so much mary in one this is going to wrap it up with this week will be back next tuesday after screen time and all the shows are available in the archives eastern wish listening in on demand experts chefs of your nonprofit with mary and you can find that over on streaker radio you could discu will it and we will be publishing off the meeks for everyone to see as well so thanks again mary thanks robin land don't have a great day bye bye bye.
"zia" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Let me read this list detention zia who are now you know it now you can't i know it reduced show was the super bowl and that was the mvp we are looking into this every this everybody can have a wing recipe yeah i mean there's a lot of them but some of them to curry's point some of them like at so fancy they you know they try in like make them they there's too many ingredients in the sauce or they go there were like lavishly garnish and uh look i think he went to go basic you want that like fantastic lays on them that's like still dripping off you need a ton of napkins may be blew kisses optional but you want and it also has to have like enough heat that then you need to have a beer right alongside it so there you have it the national chicken council it's a it exerts comes me council ramseur chicken or chickens to you lim said what is national chicken council they are the people they provide you with the all important statistics lighthouse playing it's bright there for you because nothing else the us about the chickens ticket to run over you can watch the games we can i'm on my friends having a party and i'm bringing the chicken wings ring from samples um i think i'm i actually might just do momma fuko that wasn't level our stick within within a winner looking to bury it a drink that's a good question i'm not in charge of the beer i'm going to bring wine pursue its has a whole thing about to kill of this weekend who i know lots of good to keep anti tequila patrol the.
"zia" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show
"We're going to finish the year with stock market up every single month and so sure enough the the funny bar this explains so much about society and the way news is consumed in repurpose d if you go read the responses to the tweet they're they're in like one of four categories it's either my democratic friends being like thanks obama you know you set the stage was amazing economic boom or its maga and someone saying you know trump zia's all because of trump and the third categories of course like the gold bugs who say something along the lines of you know it's the fed in its manipulated and it's all some sort of scheme and is just kind of funny because if you go back to my tweet from election night it might take with the politics has nothing to do with it ought to clarify your tweet didn't mention anything about presidents politics or what it was simply the market be short right and so to everyone just wants to construe it for whatever political sorta topic they they want but but the tweet when trump was elected as it look and i think i don't kim reports there before after election but said the person that wins the election is totally inconsequential however it is humorous to me that despite all of the sound and fury the past year and politics and everything else is news flow everyone could going kind of insane you had the smoothest stock morgan year in history.
"zia" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"zia" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
"See as rains to be these so see diving known all cavaca zia often sees says beauty as and as beauty with thing was a little bit these days away big cedar lodge the that illegal he bananas this suzuki the happy see a little vague this is it is this do in endured series let's go scott darren criss bingo scott disick this is do the please oh you see thank you though that series no as.
"zia" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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"zia" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"zia" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
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"zia" Discussed on WCBS-FM 101.1
"Zia and we will be needed is gene nick viall nick no that was not the thousand dollar selling the day frankness answered about seven or eight different clogged at doesn't come up until the one o'clock hour comes in dan taylor's got that all wrapped up you'll know that john reserve we just jet limited eagles we should telematically voice god knows i should have found that he fears and we set it at seven dan i know i need you do you say whatever you want to what am i saying whwhat i meant have 9 o'clock hour beyond rights uh uh gravity band bardot a good luck to the giants or playing the kansas city chiefs sunday afternoon at meant stadium with any luck being deep achieved under 50 points at skull for that he step dan taylor up next you know the deal and saw the day coming up in the one o'clock hour have a wonderful thing we can pray for our drew our police officers on are first responders we love you for listening and i love seat.
"zia" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"zia" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Talking about your condition yes what's it called pros opec nausea pros opec peg knows zia yes sounds like a delicious fruit salad it could be a cocktail and what is that what is that word let's see well egg knows yet it's a lack our own inability in pro though is the greek for face to face blindness this of course assigning there's a little piece of my brain that's missing in that i have a really really hard time recognising faces remembering face and how does that work is it just that you forget where you know people from now if i passed industry i can't swear that i've ever seen it before south he didn't know he couldn't string those together as all the same person having the same conversation pray no way even their first kiss he didn't realize his kissing a girl he'd actually known for years yeah so where you like totally shot i was totally blown away who was that person to you i knew it was the cheese play kurl yes the bell oh it was field housegirl so what did you say i think i just asked a lot of question in a she's interest like oh how does this work yeah i am probably said if you you know went park in started looking at trees a shapes are different their sizes are different but to try to remember thousand or two thousand eight of those how do you pick it up it's just hard it's just computational difficult yeah what details did you know about her and it was good to be with her experience of being with her i think ran ahead of my sense of her biography so if it's a leap there was a leap yeah let's titus so they embark on this relationship which you know.
"zia" Discussed on KTRH
"Sean hannity zia's information on and more golden spires america the the focus on iran i want to focus on other things i don't want to focus on fixing somebody's back or the knee or something let the states to that the state should so the block grand concept is is a very good concept and if you had good management could governor good politicians and the state it'll be phenomenal if he had dealt it's like everything else so we are i could almost say we are just about their in terms of the vote so i expect to be getting healthcare improve but up disappointed i thought that when i ran and i've been here like him for seven years repeal and replace repair for seven years i was a civilian i was thinking about doing this i was doing my niche buildings all over and i was leading a very nice life believe me and then i decided in and so for two years i've been saying we're going to repeal and replace that's what's going to happen we will repeal and replace but i thought that when i got to the oval office i would have a bell setting on my desk repeal and replace a beautiful healthcare bill and it didn't happen but me member it didn't happen because of a lot of republicans it didn't it hear that happened that horrible thing happened because of a few people really a few people and the problem we have as we have fifty two senators and they have to get rid of the just absolutely crazy voting we you need sixty that it's called the filibuster wants a disaster okay it's a disaster for the republicans they have to get rid of it if they don't get rid of it it's just a death sentence and we should go back to a majority and we'll get the votes one after another but final question in the tax package is it possible rather than wrap it all into one great big bill will the gives every want an excuse to not vote ford ceo on for ninety nine of one hundred things right well it possibly be done alicarte where each piece of.
"zia" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"Listen for votes she trying to make excuses without saying henry what are your fake waste suck goal even asked me that we suck are that's what pablo a oh my god god he's got a lot of money we can't play anymore look for that look at bum he came back early but that's s o b is going to show the giants hey you think he got the upper hand with me on our next negotiation i can still do it you'll give me thirty male i find somebody who does and if you're lucky enough to be abel to go out to the ballpark great as i always say crew cohen keiper carriers so that that's it that's said we're all happy and again the manipulation of the forty man roster on these sports later carry and larry on knbr succeed the sports leader weekend snow power whoa zia marty live from the public housing park joined the legendary tomorrow that he's party lori africa caves in the current crisis cater to airfare from hawaii the airlines flies with us joy fine food when snow and ice men are you you get it on your home space fall and vr six gene okay keep your eyes closed i wanna show you my first ever painting all right okay over your eyes so that's a colors and shape sylvia on us what.
"zia" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Sean hannity show zia's information on news more bold inspired solutions for america goes that oath of been pretty good we people in the five he's been a con live no i got it ever gotten a fight zones with the public and everybody but i've done my time you know is will in this respect fully the anybody in the vehicle to warn zoom will tell you i've been i gave him my word i believe in the jurors by honored the verdict i'm not compe playing for nine years all i've done is try to be yokoo incurs guys round man do time of fighting don't do is going to extend your time in the loop the mood get back to my kids i have these programmes prepared to return to the community setting who so you're not oh my the lila time 36 birthdays with my good maju into them grid the twelve use leading up to this incident this reason to kids in in in la of young sorry in miami with all the media's the feudal got these guys lifezette let's make it a door husan's though that was happening on the street also glad i could go on the ball the agree grazing went to the college of the chosen eyadema's in the roadways we go the trust me i wish it would have never happened as as the courses that igf it it i hope it hills read more divide run into those conflicts with my kids i'm not a got as conflict zones i don't expect added when i leave here but i feel that much medical career but more so from i think my my my commitment to a better courage to goes i thought i was a good guy the some problems would move emma glut got it was go along with everybody mr simpson your can is this crime which two victims were robbed at gunpoint it was a serious crime and there was no excuse for it he deserved to be sent to prison yuban been in prison now almost nine years common minimum out opposed by the court have complied with the rules of the prison you have programmed in an acceptable manner you have no prior conviction of criminal activity your low risk to reoffend on our guidelines have communities support port hands will release plants we've heard from you and from your victim the question here as.