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"elmo" Discussed on KOMO
"Elmo News. 1000 FM 97 7, We continue with our top stories now from the comb. Oh 24 7 News Center. Good afternoon. I'm Rick fan sites with ELISA Jaffe. Washington's top health officials say the current pause and administering the Johnson and Johnson Covert 19 vaccine proves vaccine safety is a top priority More from comas. Corwin Hate acting on a federal advisory. Our state is immediately suspending Johnson and Johnson injections after reports saying six women suffered a dangerous blood clot. This means that are serious adverse event reporting system works, State health officer epidemiologist Scott Lindquist says the federal advisory and state actions Dem Street how seriously All parties regard vaccine safety. He then says it's uncertain. The vaccine caused the clot. So I really passionate us not to just jump to conclusions that it is truly from the vaccine. It is us pausing toe. Look at this more carefully. The Johnson and Johnson vaccine notable for providing full protection with a single shot represents about 6% of our state's total doses so far. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news and that pause on the use of Johnson and Johnson vaccine means a large mobile vaccination effort is also on pause. We continue our coverage with Cuomo's Ryan Harris, some elderly or homebound people. The only way they'll get vaccinated is to take it to them. But Seattle's mobile vaccinations used the Johnson and Johnson shot so those will have to wait until we see what happens with the federal review or the city can come up with a new plan. Mayor Jenny Durkan repeated her mantra that they're still just not enough vaccine out there. So she pleaded with people on the city's waitlist to hang tough, and if you have other opportunities.
New York Governor Defends Temporarily Withholding Nursing Home Coronavirus Data
"Governor Andrew Cuomo, responding today, after the state attorney there, Leticia James revealed a recording of the governor and his team, apparently withholding information from Slate state legislators on the number of coronavirus deaths and nursing homes. Elmo insisted there was no cover of the New York State D O H. Has always fully and publicly reported all covert deaths in nursing homes and hospitals. They have always been fully reported On Friday, the governor's top aide, Melissa Derosa, confirmed there were concerns of political backlash by the Trump administration if they revealed those numbers.
Is Anxiety the Same for Everyone?
"Good so good to be with you again this week. Hey shan today's episode is in response to following question from our private facebook group. Do you think there's a general way to clear anxiety. That's applicable for everyone or do you think everyone is different. And there's different ways that were for other people. Great question really good question. Yeah there are a variety of practices that can come anxiety for everyone as we show on the podcast but the experience of anxiety isn't the same for everyone so learning about how i mind. Body tight walks gives us individual insights to our unique triggers. An challenges differ responses to anxiety. How the mind tons over with anxiety and abroad a variety of ways. We can support ourselves. With lifestyle adjustments attrition an emotional support and there are lot of insights from ir veda on anxiety and the different mind and body types which we talk about quite often that are so incredibly helpful. Anxiety is almost epidemic in the modern higher-tech world and those. It's a long standing problem. It's increasing globally during the coronavirus pandemic it's also increasing globally for our young ones who have been raised with screens. And so we just really have to be vigilant here. Let's dig into ir vega well. Everybody teaches that we will have a unique body and mind makeup adoc so different mind types response to stress and anxiety in different ways but as we've discussed before to teach his anxieties seen largely as a voter disorder butter disturbance in arabic medicine. So vata is that air and ether body type really light airy if they're all which makes very creative mind very adaptable. Mind a very funny mind. Some really wonderful qualities come with it but it's also mind that's easily disturbed blown around on grounded. And when there's lack of those earth and fire under on water elements in the body and in the mind we feel untethered and the mind can suffer greatly when his in that state and the challenge we have is whatever our body or mind type might be that we have from the beginning of our life. Anyone can become law to disturbed and technology. Scrolling will the electromagnetic frequencies. We have around us this expectation to be on all the time available all the time. All these things are lot disturbing. Long commutes travel people that travel internationally change in their body. Quote these kinds of things all affect that water energy increase it and increases on groundedness increases stress an increases the likelihood that we're going to suffer with anxiety and also as we age we take on more of the bata disorders. Or more of a. I guess it wouldn't be only disorders but do you find that true as well. Yeah i rated teaches that we have different stages of life and water increases as we passed the age of fifty voter increases in the body Sometimes it's totally kits a mock off the more grounded of the other motor elmo which you can see in you know. Abundant hair shiny is smooth. Skin will that energy and stamina. That's there but sometimes it's also with children that there is a lot of voter because they're not settled in themselves yet and they can be changeable in temperament and movement and task around so but to can also be there when we're young but in terms of life stages is generally told the childhood is offer stage. The earth and water stage middle years are hitter the is of achieving and career. I'm during those years and then asked fifty is moldova stage of life so we do need greater protection from the energy increasing in that stage of life but also well-managed voter. This is something that we have to really understand is. There's no good or bad here. Yeah it's not that will mind type is bad at one. Stage of life is bad. It's about appreciating what's good and beneficial to us in those life stages and how we can support plus side of those doshi time so voter is wise. It's witty lots is detached quite a sage stage of life those audio years when butter is properly managed. That can be very wise and introspective time of life
Alamo Drafthouse CEO On Navigating The Pandemic
"Here's shelley taylor. Ceo elon draft. S shelley. taylor. You the alamo draft house. Welcome to decoder. Thank you glad to be here. I was just reading your bio in the backstory here. I i got to start with this. You became the ceo of alamo draft house on april thirtieth. So you have stepped into chaos. I think elmo actually shut down forty one theaters in march. What was this recruiting pitch. Like like they call you and say hey are you interested. Were already in the works. Just it seems like a wild way to become the ceo. Movie theater chain. Yeah it is. It does feel wild but the it was in the works at christmas wintom and i met and started talking and drawn to this incredible brand and this opportunity to you know. Help take something iconic And growing even larger right and then all of a sudden the pandemic and here we are so. We've got this little issue to get through that we can go back to the original plans. What was just the first day. April thirtieth you show up. You got to introduce yourself to ever like there's usually a script right follows. You say something like i. I just wanna listen. There's like the usual stuff. Was it very different this time or did you just come running the little of both right. I mean you talk about like just really wanting to listen and to get to know people. You don't have the advantage of the water cooler in the proximity But at the same time there's nothing like a crisis to create a need for connection and speed to trust and really fortunate that the company and the teammates i've been so welcoming and and willing to just assume good and thompson and wanna move forward versus having to do some of that initial stuff so it was pretty fast and no one's kicked me out where seven munson and i'm still here. Things are going pretty well considering so i always try to ask everybody to begin about. Decision making frameworks before alamo draft house. You will see a large group of planet fitness locations. You were at disney before that. Tell me about your general way of making decisions. How do you think about evaluating your choices and actually make coming to a decision. I think it's a couple of things one is just knowing who and what you are Is the beauty of everywhere. I've worked has had a really clear sense of their purpose and values and the problems that they're trying to solve in this world So always starting with that framework and You know driving from there. I think that one of the things that i took from starbucks and hug valued over the years is that you always put people into that that equation So when you're looking at a decision at the stake holders it's your customers you know it's the people on your team You know having all those all those points of view and then sometimes it is the broader community depending on what the product is. And so i think if you start there and then you put it in a good good dose of data and a good dose of your gut usually. That's a great way to go. I mean that's pretty simple and obviously depending on the complexity of what you bring in or don't bring in but you know it's it really is values and people and direction to other reason. I asked that question is because right. Now you're managing in a crisis where there is a flood of data. You have a very physical plant kind of business. People go to a movie theater and sit down and stay there for a while. How are you managing the influx of covid information. There's a massively disjointed federal and state response there's people who are refusing to wear masters right before he came on new york city closed at schools. Again it feels like there's just a flow of information about the pandemic and how it's going and how we're handling it you say there's a lot of data but the data is a messy. The points of view are messy. How are you just managing that. Yeah that's a great question. And i appreciate. And i really want to reemphasize the lack of coordinated government approach is like crippling the nation. And if there is a message. And i know lots of people are saying this but if there is a message to our government right now It is critical that they have a coordinated approach. And the way that we're approaching a is one you know just my own prayer experience living and working in china and seeing how this has been approached in the past You know helps watching countries that are you know and businesses in countries that are making good. Decisions helps And then we've just been just trying to take a very steady approach. And that is with the information that we do now and that is not constantly changing and some of that is but there are a few constance out. There you know is how can we make our experience as safe as possible from purchasing your ticket to the minute you leave the theater and we haven't wavered from that you know we've done a lot of you know pretty scrappy fast innovation for online ordering Both of tickets and food Eat a how you come into the theater doing the spacing that people. So that six foot distance we had before it was popular You know we said that we were gonna enforce mass for everybody. We thought about our kitchens creating a smaller menu so that we can social distance within our kitchens. How do we not breathe on to touch food. How do we help. People exit the theater. I mean you just name it. We've taken every single precaution that we can and we've gone as far as we could. So we've just said what is the safest ridge of possibility and yes. There's going to be this constant complex information but until there's something that comes in that says differently we're not gonna waiver And and that's suspend our approach. And i don't know with all the variables out there how anyone can do it differently. Is that a set of advisors team members. You needed to build. I feel like most movie theater chain in a lot of like epidemiologists on staff before covid but now all of us are you know we're all looking for the that expertise while looking for those guidelines. Have you built that muscle and that skill evaluate those decisions. Well we do have a really great source of a lot of people who are willing to help us. Whether it's you know our our p. firm ultimately capital gives us a ton of information and advice whether it's you know our our insurance and brokers on that side bringing a ton of advice and then you know we've got strong relationships with University of texas. Ut you know and the information that you can get you know publicly so you know. We've we've probably done with a lot of people do we. Don't have a ton of money right now. Our resources are very skinny. We've had to kind of do it yourself as best as possible. And we'll continue to to probably operate in that method but it comes back to that need for a government approach to this and the government really could be doing a better job at providing clear guidance that does not consistently changed to businesses and quite frankly equitable to businesses equitable. I just small examples in some cities. We're not allowed to open. Are we can open. But we can't serve food yet. The restaurant next door consider food That just doesn't make sense You know in in how you operate you know what's the logic and a simple clear set of criteria that everyone operates off of because part of the problem. Is this the noise and the and the confusion that goes out to the to arc arc our customers. Our you know it safe here. But it's not safe with you and and people can't discern that you know so it really should be agnostic to the business what what is safe. And what's not to the best that we know today right. Yeah asking for a lot probably well. there's new administration. We'll see how it goes us. One of the things about the pandemic that i've heard from many ceo's executives at this is still rated trends that we already saw coming in some cases. Those trends are positive. We've seen a massive celebration in commerce. Ever already saw that coming. We just turn the knob up. There's been a pretty loud conversation for years about the future of movie theaters and some of that is played out in different ways. Like rom coms. Don't really get made by hollywood but every other netflix show is like basically around calm. And so we've just seen the dynamics of the industry change. I've always thought of alamo draft house has being slightly different than your average trig antic chain movie theater you have. Food isn't experience. You're running old movies. People come there as a social event. Do you see it as this is accelerating the trend. That was already coming or you know you started by saying we'll just get back to work when it's over. Do you see this. As as an aberration on the planet you already had for for your company so yes the world is accelerating in many ways. What won't go out of style. His community on social experiences. And so i think while the industry was right for disruption and racine that alamos secret sauce really right is creating. These communal experiences for people bringing the community together to laugh cry gas. Whatever but have fun together and that won't go out of style and so for us it will be going back to the secret sauce of what makes us special
'Sesame Street' launches a podcast to help educate kids
"Sesame Street is offering a podcast to give kids a break from screen time while still offering educational entertainment I marches are a letter with the latest and this is a mystery podcast with Foley and friends features Foley the sound maker monster and her sidekick Mikey the microphone their guests include Sesame Street regulars like Elmo Big Bird and cookie monster puppeteer Lindsay bring skills fully her voice Rick says it's awesome because she just has to think about her voice not the hand motions or lip sinking episodes are released on Amazon's audible service and come out on Tuesdays and Thursdays
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Ride Oh. Space, in the title Space Mountain Yeah that you say you grew up at Disney Jeez audience. We've been recording forever already. Lana. Elon Musk is back again with our top more on the week. I thought we kicked him out didn't Brian has he reached Connie level yet not yet he's getting close though well, with this one he's getting really close we we have a a hate hate relationship on the show with anti vaccines we always have and turns out Alon says he will not get the vaccine for covid because he's not at risk nor are his kids. Taboo Say, what wait he has one kid. Well, he says kids so. Maybe. He's just. He's he's putting a blanket. Statement Down Because you know he's got one that he knows of. Nudge nudge. Well, if he doesn't, if he's not aware of his other kids, how does he know that they're not at risk for covid? Exactly look if you've got a baby mama in every town, you have no idea what those kids are up to. Exactly. So you know you know he came back in March and said that you know there's close to zero new cases and by the end of April, the pandemic is to be dumb and this is all to blow over. It's going to disappear by Easter Brian Look trump musk, Adam Corolla dr drew they've all got to stick with their fucking stupid party lines of course he's GonNa say this he's a Moron I'm sitting look along no no, no everybody else has at least flip the script income back. Corollas a fucking idiot or trump you now. Or we'll also. Idiot and chief But at least Dr drew came back and said I was wrong because you know he wants his shitty contract on. Fox. He said I was wrong with a bunch of caveats fucking pussy. Yeah. He is a giant fucking pussy as I've lost all respect I. Really, like Dr Drew I. Mean I really liked. Love Line. Yeah me too. Yeah. Yeah. But he's just he's a fucking idiot so. anyways, the point of course it's going to do this mosque is a moron. Along you're not listening to the show I. Know You aren't. I'm sitting here right now my left arm if feels like a brick because I got a flu shot today fucking man up you push. A huge shadow to all of our listeners. That are engaging with us and.
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Five hours and ten minutes, but it's really well done from a technology standpoint they really nailed. Phone freaking back in the day. Of the. Nineteen seventies the year. After and there's a there's a lot of hippies stuff commune stuff going on in Christian slater's character gets really freaky and yeah, he does. Lighted. Leaving the cube. freaky. Like sex with men freaky oh. Okay. Well. Twenty. Jackal he chose nineteen seventy attitudes. So basically, no, it's like you know I, it's flipping from one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, two to. Nineteen seventy attitudes and then we had that forty years was fifty years in between. Forgot how fucking old we are and now we're back to normal But either way it's still a really good book and it's about a blind girl who learns about the phones and I really. I'm enjoying it. I'm like half hour to go because there was no traffic in L. A. Today. So I got through my commute faster than I thought I was going to to bring it back a little bit full circle. Do you know where I learned how to do freaking? At the. People mover at phone banks in. Disneyland Air we go. We go we we figured out all the codes that you could dial, and then we start to dialing international numbers because we had punched in the codes for free calls and. Yeah. I did all that at the phone beings Disneyland right over by the by the Oh God. What's the name of the space? Space Ride Their Space Mountain Space Mountain right by Space Mountain. Space Ride Oh. Space, in the title Space Mountain Yeah that you say you grew up at Disney Jeez audience. We've been recording forever already. Lana. Elon Musk is back again with our top more on the week. I thought we kicked him out didn't Brian.
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"There's no shows. There's no concerts. There's no or opera. There's no. There's nothing you can't do any of those things. So why the fuck would you stay here right now It'll come back. It'll come back eventually but I understand why people are leaving but the articles also started talking about something even more specific and it was a cool phrase that I had not heard before. Climate Change Migration. which is California's burning because. Over over in Africa that's kind of a normal thing. It's new to US Whitey's. It. Is New to us. You have to remember everyday somebody sees the Flintstones for the first time. So. Take that into account but yeah, I mean that's the whole article is about that? It was mostly about people fleeing. California, because they all of sudden realized that. There's massive fires in their area every year now that it's getting hotter that you know and as we've talked about a thousand times, we become a third country. Really. So rolling blackouts, no air conditioning and one hundred and ten degree eats. What what are we doing here? Yeah no you have to remember. We do live in desert and Silicon Valley is now you know Silicon Valley is an idea. It's not a place anymore. Exactly. So people are getting out. Yeah. Now it's kind of crazy. So I threw in this one for you Brian. It's an article from the BBC called why not all screen time is the same for children? Did you get a chance to take I? Did I read through it? It's not terribly different from what people have been talking about for quite some time of that. Obviously, they've had five to six months of intense study about this recently. Exactly. So it definitely gets into. Okay. Just sitting and watching patrol not good. If you can find things that are interactive. That's much better and that's certainly what my wife and I've been trying to do I think I've mentioned before Osmo as as a as a really great company that builds some really great interactive games and features for Kids There's another company called tap eighty that that makes them really good stuff that my kids have been super engaged with and they're all very interactive and they do a very good job of it and I definitely find a different look. Let's be honest here. I'm working from home. My wife is working from home. We need brakes. We just need brakes as much as I. Love My kid I can't just sit there on the floor and play with them and drawl. I need him to self regulate and self play for a while, and he's not old enough yet to sit down with the box of legos. He's got a deal. He needs something that's actually actively engaging him and finding these interactive APPs has been a godsend for us. Yeah I mean. I. I was a Latchkey Kid and most in my life my mom was just go entertain yourself but he's a little too young for that. Now he's got a couple more years cook until you already for that. But yeah, I can just like. One hundred percent tell you that I see the difference on days where he is just adamant about he wants to watch a movie every wants to watch regular. TV and he gets more TV than normally gets a he's a Dick. You can tell like there's a very different He's just very different depending on what kind of mediais consuming. So there aren't good media and there are bad media. There's no doubt about that. The parents. I gotTa say, I've got this one best headline of the week goes to Jeff. BEZOS wants to start a school for kids whose families are underpaid by people like Jeff bezos. Sing it sing brother. That he and the subtitle is a free crash course in white generosity is no substitute for justice. Yeah, I just thought that was just that was just too good to deliver. It's a damn good headline. So I'M GONNA. Keep an eye on what he's GonNa do because I'm curious I mean I think you know you and I have been talking about this for quite some time. It's like we are literally at the point where we can't expect our government to do much. So we kind of need are billionaires to save us. So let's see what happens. Because we gave them all our money haven. We took away all the regulations so that money would have been going to the government so we could have relied on our government to do things but no, that's not of course, the way we seem to want to go with things now. Anyway I've got some also Amazon drone follow up I've been doing I've been doing. Know Informal Studies with a non tech people and have had asked them. I'm like, Hey, did you see this new Amazon drone that they put out and then I did like no of course I haven't because why why Why would I know about that Jimmy jeepers crispy. I still have a rotary dial phone come on. So I, explain it to them and. One hundred percent of I'd say about twelve people that I've talked to so far have come to our side and said, that is the stupidest fucking thing I've ever heard of, why would anybody want that in their home? Nobody wants a drone in their house. Let's let's move on from this stupid idea. I know it's just like I mean did they not ask anybody there had to be meetings? You know there had to be meetings. Yeah. But you know what they had meetings and Beezus was sitting in the back. going. Oh Baby. Yeah I can't go against the great. Leader Yup can't go against the Great Leader. So yeah no I'm sure this was championed by somebody pretty high up and you know there there were probably many voice objections not in the meeting. But around the water cooler around other people. Well also I think a lot of people are like dude this gives us a job. Let's just keep on go out. To somebody told me I'd like you to build a website for fascists I'd be like. Much banned yeah yeah. That's pretty much. Like You might not be the best website but GS. Some cookies I might change some wording that you'll probably never catch. All right. If you've used source, there might be maybe a goat see image something here and there. But yeah, I'll still take your money look at. Times are tough right now like nobody's GonNa say no to a GIG. No and I mean we did that back in the day to I justified that to myself. So many times saying, Hey, if I don't do it somebody else will. So you know at least when I'm done, they'll get a good website sorta because I'm going to try that hard but I'm still gonNA take their money I worked for cold play..
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Up you push. A huge shadow to all of our listeners. That are engaging with us and and writing we we had a full feedback loop section, but obviously, we're already over an hour long. So we will be doing feedback thing next week. Thank you for your patience with us as we're dealing with stuff and didn't have the time to do two full episodes. This week we will. We're not quitting anytime soon regardless of our comments earlier. We'll keep up with this. So please do keep writing us, keep tweeting us join our discord We really appreciate all the feedback. It's really the only reason that we continue to do this because you know. We're not paying the bills or anything. Don't. Pay Some. Paying some bills. The bills for the PODCAST I'll give you that. So and yes. What Brian said and yeah. Tuesday is going to be a feedback extravaganza probably only that 'cause I'm not coming back until late Monday night. Shit. I actually that's fine. We got so much feedback that it's more than enough to keep us entertained so. Shout out to my docs. So thanks for keeping me alive at least one more day although you know after this who knows maybe I'll just fall dead walk into the back to that. I don't know. I just don't know anymore until next Jason to Filipo and I'm Brian. Shaw. MEISTER. Thanks for listening to crump. You'll geeks the is Labor love support keeps the show going if you like the show please visit Geojedo shows slash donate to help us out will love you forever or visit Geojedo shop and pick up some good old fashioned Geo G. Swag and if you can't do that, then please pass the show along to a friend word of mouth is the only way this show grows because facebook. Advertisements, don't work. So spread the grump far and wide shots for this episode of Ju- G., dot show slash four, seventy six trying to build some energy here at the end for people who actually make it to the very at home free at home Brian. Come on from there, you can find links to old episodes, leave feedback, ask questions the show why are swag and get links to stuff we like stay fucking grumpy you might pay for the whole seat, but you're only going to need the edge Sunday Sunday.
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"Think they did a good job. From. The library. Alright well this is exciting news. Leviathan. Falls the ninth and final book of the epic expanse sci-fi series has been revealed. I'm only on book three. So I've got a long time to go and I'm not entirely sure I want to get too far in front of the TV series because a kind of like watching the show I. Feel. The same way about I felt the same way about game of thrones. So. There you go. We're going to get a final final book and the thing that I didn't even realize because I don't look into stuff very much. I didn't realize James Esa Corey was actually two people what. Yeah the writing duo behind the successful series Daniel Abraham tie frank who are known collectively as James Essay Corey. That's interesting. I might surprise you as well. I had no idea. Maybe we need to come up with a nom de Plume. For for Gropius geeks. Well, they hear both of our voices Jason. But you know. I guess. Ship. Okay. On that one denton maybe it's good. This is your last drink show I know God. Pickle me pick me elmo. Shoot. All right. We'll Brian I also found something new this week and I was I was I was stunned. I was shocked I was flabbergasted. Okay. There's a new murder diaries book diaries number six coming out. In twenty twenty one April twenty-seventh in it's called fugitive telemetry. Okay. Now, I didn't even know there was a number five I have to be honest with you I really we've talked about these books on the show I've really enjoyed them. I could not tell you a single plot for any single one of these books and I cannot tell you if I even read five, you probably didn't I'm stuck on exit strategy number four I been stuck on the first like twenty pages for a long time. But I'm trying I'm trying 'cause I actually read these because these are on my kindle. Device, right but. I was thinking of going back to the beginning in just powering through the whole thing. So I get all in one go but then I thought They weren't that good. They were good. They weren't amazing there. No Bob. The problem is she peaked at number one. Yeah. That was number two was like one was fantastic..
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"They think it's fantastic but I can't even can't even fathom present play on that. Yeah. It's not for you as a sports ball guy I'm able to get through it and I've I've actually thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good. Could have been four episodes instead of T.. Yeah exactly. Exactly. But. In the thing is that like even back then I had bowl shirts you know I was wearing my wearing my Jordan shoes I even went to my meeting today I was wearing Air Jordan. You know, I'm a fan of Michael Jordan even though he's a Dick but you know he did bring home the trophy many times in Chicago but. I've been through it. I've been to I've actually been to a bowl parade. So come on I. Think I put my time and I don't have to watch that the closest I got is listening to rage against Machines Bulls on parade about ten thousand times when I was eighteen. fucking hate rage against some Sheen Damn. Not a big fan either but I did love that song back and. And I want to give a shout out to what I often called. Our Sisters Show our Canadian show, a Geeks and beats, which was a Canadian version of kind of what we do. There was one guy that was kind of super enter the music industry and one guy that was superindent technology and they talked about a lot of the same stuff that we didn't I always enjoyed their show and it Kinda came as a bit of a surprise but not really, they just recorded their final episode they are calling a day. If you listen to the final episode, you'll understand why and Jason talk about their numbers later and Have a few discussions about of course, they're gonNA shut down the show. But it was sad to see them. Go I always really enjoyed listening to it although I will have to say. The past few months you could tell that they were busy with other stuff and we're kind of just phoning it in so. If, you don't have the time to do it. Don't do it. Here's the thing about that. Though this is the second time that we've had this on the show, the R.I.P Geeks and beats the took a hiatus and they were never very specific about it. They just kind of disappeared for a long time and then the game back. But this time they actively like the got on all their people that had been writing for them and this was the finale final goodbye it's done..
"elmo" Discussed on Grumpy Old Geeks
"So she's like the place was just packed with people shopping they were just Amazon shoppers. Yeah. She did use the Alexa and she said that it was fantastic. It worked completely as as you know as advertised. Yeah. She's like where's the popcorn? She's like I eleven and then she's like where something else he's like, in Alexa, did say this she's like you might also find that Nile eleven which I thought was fucking cool. The fact that it knew the aisle. that. You just asked for in then new to change the verb of the response to what you're looking for. Instead of just saying that's an idol eleven that is also an I'll eleven that my friend is really nuanced programming. They're not much that they're getting much better out I appreciated that I'm just like that is kind of cool that is really kind of cool. So I haven't been back but they've got the best produce department in the neighborhood. So I'm going to go back this week because now all I eat is vegetable because I'm a fucking rabbit might I suggest you try the organic and Rubella? Chris, I had Kale yesterday Gimme a break and I have a day off. Aruba's way better than Kale. Anything's better than Kale I'm sorry. This one this is not a tech story, but it made me laugh my ass off Perez. Not Paris parents removed from UK family safari park after teaching each other to swear in laughing about it I I love the story too i. saw this is great. Oh. God this is it the Lincolnshire Wildlife Park in Manchester and they got a new batch of birds in and they're quarantined. So you know they came in and they were quarantined together in basically the birds taught each other to swear like sailors. And it was exacerbated by the fact that when the birds were put into the, you know the enclosure where people could be around them that people would start laughing when the birds started swearing, it would make the birds swear more. It was like this this filthy feedback loop. That's amazing. I love it I love it ironically because it's an England and in the UK the one bird says Kant totally fine. This episode is sponsored by feels you experience stress having.
Roku and Peacock made nice. Will HBO Max and Fire TV follow suit?
"So going into last week, what was the status quo of the standoff between Hbo Max Peacock on the Streamer side and then Roku and fire TV on the devices I'd. So it was a rollback to May, which was when if you're Max launched was surprise honestly all of us that HP the Roku Fire TV, we're not going to have the HBO AD and. That's still the case today You know it's been said launch. Max's not been on either of those two devices against super popular like you said, Roku TV, they're really the least expensive streamers out there and you could you know so many people have them on TV's on on the street devices themselves. So and then peacock which debuted nationwide in July also didn't have HBO Max and didn't have. Sorry. Didn't have a Roku or fire TV. So again both those major services both you know had a lot of hype leading up to them in both kind of like. You know they're not on these super popular devices. So last Friday that changed and Roku peacocks deal. So finally, Roku owners can watch peacock just like everybody else right. So what are the I'm sure that you it's been similar for you like me I've even people that work at c net with us have message to me occasionally and been like w why can't I watch the streaming service? On my Roku or on fire, you have you been getting a lot of reader reaction to the fact that. We had readers were really like I think a lot of years that are in the know are Kinda like at this point like they're they're they're they. They know that it's an issue in the they do complain about especially when they hear about new stuff on on either service potentially but we had a discussion internally about the editor's choice award, which is something that we give to products. We really like currently our editor's choice product is a roku streaming stare. and. We're like is worth polling this this this award, you know give them a little bit of time still especially going into the fall season, but you know it's a big issue offer us evaluating these products so yet again it was it was a surprise. People are still kind of mystify that these massive services from the media companies they can't agree to deal to just get the basic APP on their devices. So also, can you talk a little bit about? What are people missing out on Hbo Max Peacock in addition to being new services especially with Max been a little confusing for people to understand any way. It doesn't help if you can't watch these services on like the most popular things that people watch the but give people sense. You know what are they missing out on if they are Roku or fire TV users, what are they missing by not having a up until last week not having access to both HBO Maxine PGA While I. Think Big Picture. You're missing more on peacock the Max at least in the beginning because. If. You're a Roku or a fire TV user. You can get the regular HBO APP still. So you can watch you know all the shows that are on HBO succession, which just one. In the EMMYS did really well, all those hbo things there on both Max and regular HBO. The things that you're missing on MACs are primarily friends which obviously is is the big marquee feature there and those Hbo, Max. Originals. So that's on there. If you're if you're Roku or five TV subscriber, you can't watch those my kids really like the elmo show on for example. Like he gets up at elmo goes and does a late night show. It's called the not. So late show with ELMO and You know we watch that on our apple TV you know the one time we don't use Roku our house right off because you can't you can't watch it on the Roku. With peacock I think their catalog is a is a little bit less compelling overall You know it's a less expensive service. It's free. But. Again, you're missing a lot of their back catalogue ABC has or NBC. Sorry NBC shows. law and order Svu as well as a parks and recreation thirty rock big names like that. You can stream on peacock and you can't get those on other services however for example, those are both of those comedies thirty rock in. Parts of the wreck are on Hulu. Hulu Subscriber, obviously, you got Hulu APP on your fire TV or Roku. So you're not missing quite as much I think if you're a again a Roku Amazon Rtd user with peacock. So you know it's it's it's it's very complicated, and then these services have different tiers right so at the end of the day, it's it's hard to Parse it all and you can get a Lotta these shows on different services. If you look around
Seattle - Election officials prepare for historic numbers of mail-in ballots
"Officials officials are are encouraging encouraging voters voters to to get get their their ballots in early with the general election Now 45 days away. Over the next couple of days, ballots will be sent to military overseas and out of state voters. Everyone else should expect them in a few weeks. Come on. Steve McCarron reports more voters are expected to use ballot drop boxes to get them in. We're in Seattle, South Lake Union, and this right here is one of more than 70 drop boxes that will be set up in King County alone for the general election statewide. I'll be at least 523. New numbers from King County Show a little more than 50% of voters return their ballot through a drop box for the primary election last month carry election officials expect that number to jump to at least 55% for the general election in November. Several county auditor's told a state Senate committee. They do not expect any major problems with Washington's vote by mail system as other states look to expand the use of male voting because of the covert 19 pandemic. We send millions of balance every single election. That is a blip to the Postal Service. It's good for them to know when the blood is coming. But in reality, they can handle that kind of volume. 50 to 60% of King County Voters return their ballots on Election Day or the day before for the primary last month. County has added several ballot drop boxes, including ones that the public libraries, incarnation and black Diamond has to give voters more options to get their ballots turned in some of King County's most heavily used drop boxes. Were emptied five times per day leading up to the primary elections. Officials tell me they will continue to do that leading up to the general election. Elmo, Steve
Parenting in The Time of Corona
"For almost every working person in this country, what it meant to go to work changed radically in March and what it meant to go to school changed at exactly the same time between Graham Adams lives in Indianapolis she has four kids at home she is a single parent I have an eighth grader. I have a fifth grader in a second grader and then I have a one in Preschool Patrice works fulltime at Indiana University. School of Public Health it's a desk job so she can do it from home. That's all set at the same time though Patrice his four kids were all suddenly at home with her trying to go to class online and this presented a bunch of challenges. For Instance Patrice did not have five computers at home. We basically share it devices. If I didn't have meetings, I would pass my device onto whoever did have google meet for their class. The second issue was space there were five of Them in one house. So Patrice developed a system, my daughter WHO's in middle school? She's up in her room. My fifth grader sits at the bar in the kitchen I sit at the dining room table in have my work set-up Patrice was especially concerned about her second grader. He's a special needs student and structure and consistency are really important to him. Patrice says learning off screen and the whole idea of being at school while he's actually at home, which is really difficult for him and so Patrice says she needs to watch him all the time. Make sure he's focusing doing. Okay. Absorbing lessons I'm in I shot A. Fifth grader but I'm an ear shot and I shot of my second grader. So if I hear something I can jump up from where I am and go over to him to assist him with what's going on and to tell him to pay attention and then there's portrays youngest her preschooler there was no zoom class for him at all so patrice improvise I'm just going to be honest with you I turn on Youtube and say go elmo's teaching you today We're going to watch a loop of elmo videos and then I may take I will take a minute and may read him a book. So Patrice is trying to do her job in a house with four kids at the same time she's trying to make sure her second graders do milquet with the screen learning and she's trying to make sure her little is occupied and she's trying to make sure kids aren't like on their computers and phones all the time, and she's also trying to make sure that everybody gets in a little outdoor time like time to. Be a kid we actually go outside for recess we get some fresh air. We take a walk around the block or we have a basketball hoop in our driveway we play basketball, and of course, all of this is on top of you know regular mom stuff caring for the kids kissing booze wiping noses, rubbing the household cooking, the dishes, paying the bills all that stuff, and you know this has been patrice his life for six months. I'm extremely exhausted Friday will. After we got done with learning on Friday I, took a shower because I could not remember the last shower I took. I shouldn't say that on this interview but. I can remember the last. Hour and then I lay down in Saturday I didn't leave the house. I literally needed an entire day to recover. It was taxing like I literally felt it in my body. Like the how how the week wait on me It was a lot. For many people, it's too much millions of people are in situations like Patricia's and the job of parenting suddenly feels like it's not always compatible with a job in a lot of mixed gender couples where both people work women still take on the lion's share of housework and childcare, and so as a result of all these things coming together, women have been dropping out. Of the labor force last month six, hundred thousand men reentered the workforce at the same time five thousand women dropped out of the workforce meaning they stopped looking for jobs that today's indicator five thousand women leaving the workforce in August. So Patrice for her part says, she does not have a choice she has to work all of our kids are counting on her. And a third of children in the US aren't single parent households and those parents they have to make it work even if it's not working the bind single parent families are in right now is unreal and a lot of them even if they can't stop working, they are losing hours or having to cut back and losing income in that way. So I, mean in that way, Patrice just doesn't. Have a choice. She did have a choice about sending her kids back to school. So Patrice his district in Indianapolis. They said, you can send your kids back to school or you can continue with virtual learning for a semester at first patrice his choice teams really clear. The schooling from home working from home thing just didn't feel sustainable. It's almost like I had. PTSD. DidN'T WANNA go back there. I literally said. I am going to call the school and see if they have spots where the atoms children. When school opens up. We will it, but then you know her calculus really changed because there was a pretty serious cove outbreak. In Indianapolis, over the summer now bridges really had to worry about herself or her children possibly getting sick also just the quality of the Education Patrice as the school has actually done it miraculously good job it got laptops out to all the students. So now all of her kids have their own devices she says, the teacher is tried really hard. Even still she says the education everybody got. Nowhere. Near what it was when they were like in physical school. So she had this like really tough decision to make well to be honest it was an agonizing decision. It was a decision that I went back and forth. A couple of times and so patrice had to make this decision that millions of parents are having to agonize over. She weighed the pros and cons, and finally she made her call opted to keep them home and healthy, and so at least for the next six months, Patrice GonNa keep trying to do basically the impossible work parent teacher. Cook. Clean fix a sink. I may say these things in in exhaustion. Sin Them Back to school but in all honesty I'm in the virtual learning I'm in this actual any for the long haul she's in virtual learning for the long haul and on that is similar to decision you may to right right. So my preschooler is back in a classroom, which is great. Her School is licensed as a daycare center so it's able to open fulltime. My fourth grader isn't home working on her laptop, but she's pretty independent for the most part. Answer. And also, we indicator wanted to see if we could potentially help battle with the educating of children. So if your kids have questions about money. Or business please send it in. You can send US voice memo at indicator NPR DOT ORG that's indicator at NPR dot org just have your kids say their name and their age and the
A strange Blue Flame
"Welcome to catch myths and mystery signer host kid chrome today a little insight into a different kind of fire at the heart of many seafaring stories going back hundreds of years detail of a blue fire coming up from top of a master crackling along the railing along the gunwales. Some sailors described how they had watched a blue crackling light move along the top of the water climb up the side of this ship wind around the mass where would vanish into thin air. Today we would refer to a sailor's description of a blue light moving around their ship, a saint elmo's fire. This is a weather phenomenon where a sharp or pointed object is passing through a strong electric field in atmosphere not dangerous if it can be an indicator of a charge difference around you making lightning more likely to strike you despite your location in eighteen ninety. Nine Colorado Springs and experiment by Nikola Tesla that utilized undoubted waves caused horses at the livery stable because suddenly Bolton kick free of their stalls, even the insects felt the effects of the electrical barrage butterflies became electrified helplessly swirling circles, their wings, sprouting Blue Halos of saint almost fire during World War One Germany had dozens of rigid airships called Zeppelin's they could travel eighty five miles an hour and carry up to two tons of bombs by the Nineteen Thirties Dr Louvred cder who overseeing the design of this upland step aside to allow the head of the company Hugo. To design the huge Hindenburg class airships in all tour bill designated L Z one, twenty, nine. The HINDENBURG was one hundred, three feet long with a diameter of one hundred, thirty, five feet is gas capacity was just south of seven million cubic feet I I flew in March nineteen thirty six American Airlines contracting with the operators of the Hindenburg shuttled passengers from Lakehurst Newark. Connections to airplane flights she carried thirty six passengers with a crew sixty, one and two thousand, nine, hundred trainees. The airship was hours behind schedule WANNA passed over Boston due to these headwinds landing at Lakehurst was further delayed by foul weather that included thunderstorms the captain opted to pass over. Manhattan. At six, fifty, five PM, the storm had passed and the captain directed the Hindenburg in the direction of it's more at Lakers were the ground crew waited. At seven PM local time the Hindenburg made his final approach from an altitude of six, hundred, fifty feet. The ship would drop rope in cable and be winched tied to more in tower. It began to rain the ground crew grabbed the mooring lines at seven twenty, five a number of individuals on the ground witnessed what they later would state look like a blue. Flame climb up the back of the HINDENBURG seconds later it burst into Flame Werner France was a fourteen year old cabin boy who is dazed by the fire. But when one of the ship's water bladders burst, he was drenched and managed to get out of a hatch used to load food into the kitchen once on the ground, he ran from the burning inferno. The only survivor to escape without any injuries he was also the last surviving crew member and died at the age of ninety two in August two, thousand, fourteen, another survivor was Joseph Spa. ADVIL COMIC ACROBAT. When he saw the first sign of trouble, he smashed the window with this movie camera which had been filming the landing. The film did the disaster by the way that's ship near the ground. He lowered himself out the window on hung onto window ledge letting go when the ship was perhaps twenty feet above the ground his acrobatic instincts kicked in and spa kept his feet under him attempted to do a safety role. When he landed, he injured his ankle nonetheless days Woodley crawling away on a member of the ground crew came up, swung the diminutive SPA under one arm and ran him clear that fire days lady during an interview and investigation was determined that sabotage was. The, cost of the flames but Saint Elmo's fire and that had caused the initial spark that caught the gas on fire. A different
Why Visit Malta? Let These Locals Convince You
"Like to welcome to the show Michelle and Nikki from CHEEKY PASSPORTS DOT COM who've come to talk to us about the island nation of Malta. Michelle Nikki. Welcome to the show. Goes I know Good Morning Chris. Thank you for having us on your podcast. Will, and what is your connection with Malta? Interests we are born and bred in Malta native of this tiny island. We travel a lot but somehow we keep relating back home. It's it has that little connection which keeps taking us back to home. Here. And if we had to put it on a map, if people don't know where we're talking about, we're just a little south of Italy and in just a little north of Africa that's correct Kris. Bang in the middle of the Mediterranean in fact, the best way to connect to the island by plane by air, there's an international airport which serves a lot of countries, and that is probably the best connection although there is a ferry to Sicily, which takes about two hours it's not a long ferry so That's the best three to connect will, why should someone go to? Malta do island is small and that has its restrictions, but it's also a nice thing to have because you can visit and do a lot of activities in shorts spend. Nowhere is more than fifteen minutes by car. Well, it could be longer with traffic, but in reality, the island is what maybe twenty seven kilometers about seventeen miles long and barely fourteen kilometers wide. So you get an idea of how time he could places and it's really easy to get around here but it's there is a lot of traffic we should say. So sometimes, it takes hours to get from as lose, but there is a little history on culture more. There are smaller villages you can visit. There are large fortified towns. Visitors usually like the historic aspect of Malta. There are some of the oldest standing Tempur in the world. It's nice. It's pleasant island. It's nice to visit over. There are the beaches there's a lot to do more despite it's size Rela Malta can be considered as a modern concrete we have all facilities one would imagine, but still some places have retained the traditional character. So it's a nice mix of modern and antique and the traditional. So you get a little bit of everything for whatever you want to do. Excellent. Well, where are we going to start if we go to visit Malta? Probably the best place to start is the capital city Valetta. various small. It's not like other capital cities. It's more like a small town. It's a fortified city. It has a lot of history of culture, the population invite as actually small on NYC other capital cities. It's more of an administrative sort of capita, but with lots of shops and lots of museums with lots of churches of which there are many more than general, and it's a very quaint capital city. So people usually like to come here, just get lost in the streets explore has maintained its its charm. It was built by the Knights of Malta and there's elmo St centuries autistic tied to that old policies are still standing there despite some damage in the wartime. There quite a lot of entertainment venues like restaurants and bars tradition or other type of cuisine you get us election of almost entity and. A. Lot of cultural activities, concerts. And other activities which center round the capital city, and it's a nice place to startle. introduction to the whole of the island probably great and let's get into a lot more detail. On that. So first of all, you said it was small and I thought well, how small is small so I ended look it up. So you're talking less than six thousand people. Yes. Okay. Small. Okay I was thinking larger than that. Really spot it's more of a town for many of us or. What they would even call that in places like China, where city is a million people and then you talked about different museums, churches, palaces. Let's go through those one at a time in terms of what you would recommend that we see. So specifically, west starting with the cheer shoes. Let's start which with the most important. Churches. There's the Cathedral of course Saint John's cathedral, which when you Google it up, you'll just see a plane facade butts wants to get inside this cathedral it. So richly decorated that it's really mesmerizing marble and at times there was gold before legend has it that Napoleon just decided to take it own way. Some nice stories they're tied to the history of the place attached to the catedral. There's also the catedral museum which is home to many artifacts, butts amongst others a painting of Agile which spent a couple of years intern here in more. On his way to Italy and who gladly left some of Hispanics. With us to enjoy
Joel Schumacher, Director of Batman Films and ‘Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80
"Tell us everything except director Joel Schumacher died of cancer yesterday he was eighty years old is movies include the lost boys St Elmo's fire a time to kill phantom of the opera and he's infamous for Batman and robin because there're there suits had nipples on them yeah yeah well yeah I've been to the Clooney Batman yeah not my favorite I would say out of all the fat
Joel Schumacher, Director of ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ and ‘The Lost Boys,’ Dies at 80
"Director of filmmaker Joel Schumacher dead at the age of eighty he started as a costume designer and later directed St Elmo's fire back in nineteen eighty five making rob Lowe demi Moore and Emilio Estevez instant stars he also directed the lost boys Flatliners took over the Batman film franchise with Batman forever a spokesperson said he died from a long battle with
Joel Schumacher, director of 'St. Elmo's Fire,' dies at 80
"Filmmaker Joel Schumacher has died in New York after a year long battle with cancer according to his representative marches are a letter with a look at his career she thanked us of some sort of Fairmount extract was that what it is for someone to some kind of magic spells was a kill you Batman and robin phantom of the opera of lost boys seen almost fire those are some of the movies Joel Schumacher made he got his start in New York doing window displays among his early Hollywood credits are writing the screenplays to the movies car wash and the Wiz more recently he directed two episodes of house of cards on Netflix Schumacher also directed the in excess video devil inside and seal's kiss from a rose
'Sesame Street' and CNN holding town hall to discuss racism with kids
"You are having a hard time explaining what's going on right now to your kids and you want to start a meaningful discussion with them about race and racism, sesame street is ready to help sesame street, teaming up with CNN to host a town hall called coming together, standing up to racism that will air on CNN tomorrow morning at ten, a. m., c. n. n. Van Jones and Eric Hill, join big bird elmo and other sesame street characters to help talk to kids about racism, the protests going on all over the country, and how to be more inclusive and understanding.
CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism
"We all consider Sesame Street in the profits they're celebrities right of course absolutely without a doubt okay so C. N. N. in Sesame Street are teaming up to host a town hall addressing racism so if you're finding it difficult structure small children about racism that Sesame Street held on Saturday they're gonna host a town hall meeting called coming together standing up to racism and it's a big bird's gonna be there Elmo Abby could Abby and the answer questions submitted by families fabulous ideal Anderson Cooper behave either to like is there or wolf Blitzer is she in the middle of all this I think it's CNN's van Jones and Erica hill okay great so we will have real anchors there yes and then there with the real pop yes it's going to be at nine AM our time June sixth this Saturday
The Secret History of the Korean Bat Flip
"Can you explain in your own words? What a best slip actually is so normally. When a baseball player has a big hit he just kinda gently lays down his right and continues on his way down the base path. But sometimes that doesn't happen sometimes. A hitter is very proud and here. She will watch the ball takeoff and sometimes they'll pause sometimes. They'll do this while they're running. But instead of gently laying down the bet they will launch it into space. There are many different ways of doing this. It can be a flick of the wrist. It can be a throw a defiant curl. Perhaps the bat can travel feet. The back can travel very far but often it sort of twirls through the air majestically like a baton and flip is it's almost like spiking a football Pablo AIDS Celera Tori gesture and as you know. This is something that is taboo. In the United States in major league. Baseball violates the unwritten rules and executing this maneuver will often result in a hitter. Getting next time he's up but in Korea. Backflips are not only accepted. There are also extremely common. That was yes. Our Own Mina cards describing a unique feature of baseball in Korea. The Korean baseball starts it season today as one of the only pro leagues on earth playing amid this pandemic and you'll be able to watch those games on ESPN. So since you might just see. K B O Player flip is bat. I asked me to be a guest on her own show to share my favorite story that she has ever written on why Korean players love to flip their bats. And how it start. I'm Pablo Torre. Tuesday may fifth this is espn daily presented by marathon. I feel insane power right now. I don't know how I feel about this. Meantime is a senior writer for ESPN and the host of this podcast ESPN daily. I am the captain. Now you will feel how I want you to feel. I think is how this works. People can't see this but Pablo was doing the thing where he points his fingers at his eyes and then he's pointing them at my eyes and it's it's very upsetting. So how did the story which I love so much? Actually come about what it was. I think the spring or early summer of two thousand sixteen which is important because we are coming off of the two thousand fifteen. Mlb playoffs whereas. I'm sure you will remember Joey. Batista flipped his Bat. Which feels almost like. I'm understanding what he did after a home run in the AL between the Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers and there were much hand wringing and commentary debate as a result of that critics called the Bat Slip Disrespectful. Not only to the opposing pitcher. Button the game in general if I were a player I wouldn't do that. The fact that a matter is what he did did not offend you. Just don't sit. There is flip your badge especially in the seventh inning but throughout this time and before that there were these videos of backflips coming from Korea. Right ed where Korean baseball players were flipping their bats do as defiantly as Batista and with great joy and style and panache. These videos had gone viral social media. Just so I started looking to a little bit. There's a it was an account on twitter. A website called my K B O. Run by a Korean American guy named Dan Kurtz and so he was sending them out and then they would go. Viral asked him how he got into it. He used to live in Korea. He was huge B O. Fan Korean baseball organization. But then I asked him okay. So why why are they so common in Korea? Why is this normal there? Why our guys not getting drilled in the head and? He didn't know and super intrigued by that. So I got in touch with another Korean baseball expert commentator for the O named Daniel Kim who is based in Korea and he had so many great stories about that flips and what not they there and how they were so common but he also didn't know why or where it started and he told me you should just come here and figure it out. So that's what I did so you actually go to Korea and this. I remember I remember it sounding like one of the great expense report boondoggles ever but you actually go to Korea with Mickey and your story begins in Bussan right and so what you're actually find when you travel across the ocean and get there so we went to Poussin which is extremely large seaside city on the southern tip of South Korea so they have a very popular team the low tae giants and the first thing we do. Is We go to a game at the stadium and it was revelatory cream. It is just crazy crowds. They're much younger than American crowds and they are cheering and dancing and going nuts. And they're they're drinking beer. I guess that's also different. They're all these events. There are cheerleaders cheer master and they're standing on a platform and it is just so much fun. There's an American Fan Mickey and I met at the first game that carry my her and he told us. Mlb is like opera and K B O is like rock and roll so were there and we're having a great time and all of a sudden this player who we. I'd seen before because I had seen of backflips name was Choi Jin Sook and public. He is enormous. That's just the only way to describe is an enormous? He would be so he comes out and his song is Elmo Maceo shots just were not I remember that
Matthew McConaughey urges fans to stay inside
"Celebrities are releasing corona virus related public service messages we are at war with the virus you may think more a busker winner Matthew McConaughey on the big screen or driving around in ads for Lincoln luxury cars but now he's telling people to stay home McConaughey and an ad executive I've written a PSA to promote social distancing it seemed like it was time to to sort of that we all need to recognize the severity of the situation he says the downtime could really be good for creativity meanwhile on Sesame Street Elmo rooster and cookie monster are doing their part reminding kids to wash their hands and sneeze into their elbows
McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead
"The we flow are of at war personal with the virus protective equipment PPE and healthcare has troops improved and first but Louisiana responders governor on John the front bel line Edwards you may says think he's more told a busker the White winner House Matthew it needs McConaughey to be more on really the big screen doing or driving just in around time deliveries in ads right now for Lincoln were luxury emptying cars out our warehouse but now every he's telling single night people Edwards to stay says Louisiana's home McConaughey biggest need is and ventilators an ad executive he's I've ordered written a fourteen PSA thousand to promote social the distancing number however it that seemed we've like received it was time continues to to to be a hundred and ninety sort of one that we all president need to recognize trump says the severity more than of nine the situation thousand ventilators he says the have downtime been shipped to states could really from the federal be good stockpile for creativity the ten thousand are being held back we didn't want to give up because meanwhile we don't know on where Sesame the emergency Street this hits Elmo it hits rooster like and so cookie fast monster it comes are doing so their quickly part the president reminding promises kids a lot more to wash are in production their hands they're talking and sneeze about hundreds into of their thousands elbows being made in a very I'm short Jackie period Quinn of time Ben Thomas Washington
Sesame's Count wants to get young children counted in census
"Sesame Street has produced public service announcements encouraging parents to make sure their kids are counted in the twenty twenty census everyone in your home town give them baby Wong told told okay the BSA's feature The Muppet known as a cab account playing the role of a census taker getting information from Elmo and bilingual Muppet Rosita federal statistics experts estimate about one million children younger than five were left out during the last census in twenty ten that's the most undercounted of any age
"elmo" Discussed on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz
"Our at e._s._p._n. Radio radio all throughout the day so yesterday. The sports world was shaken by a jeff. Passan tweet came out of nowhere. The use of gas station station sexual enhancement pills in baseball is so prevalent that may m._l._b. Sent out a memo warning players that their use could lead to positive p._d. Tests as at least two players players have claimed this year sources tell e._s._p._n. I need some help here before we get started because jeff passan is very credible. He's exceptional at what he does <hes> covering baseball aw for us <hes> but every time it comes on now because he did elmo a couple of times ago and he did so well people want to hear from him as elmo's. Can you just <hes> give us a quick synopsis of the top so i could give the people what they want. I on what elmo thinks of this story before you explain it explain it to us in human term and we're sort before i do that dan may i just say allison. Turner thinks this is a terrible idea she. He doesn't like our show very much. I know she doesn't she doesn't. She admits that she doesn't get the show and and she said i'm gonna. I'm gonna read the text from her yesterday. I wanna make sure that i get this right <hes> very important. She said <hes> okay so she said hi jeff. It's alison with dan ups. Dan just sent me this tweet of yours and wanted me to see if you had time tomorrow. The weird thing is dan. Ask for you to do this story as elmo and i think that's a bit strange understand us at all. You don't get us at all. They're they do it is there. Is there anybody else in the shipping container right. Now who believes that talking about gas station in sex pills as elmo is is a bit too far gone out young green light always when it comes to the all day a shooter shoot yeah okay. Do you want me to read the lead of the story because i feel like that's the best way to whatever whenever you feel like is the creator eight or you're the artist. Oh my god you guys are just so kind to me. I appreciate <hes> all right. This is a really long so i gotta get like the abreast control right all right here here. We go julie baseball in a memo warned about the very real risks koetter sexual take pills after this year were suspended for performance enhancing drugs and substances funding <music> products sources familiar with the situation yeah ooh that's hard all right here. We got serial raising over the counter pills what you're insulted jeff. Yes stations is prevalent among baseball players to multiple sources of pain this p._m. These products often contaminated with prohibited synchrony and and that players are subject to discipline tipline even if they ingested a substance yeah. I'm just going to go down a little further a couple of paragraphs and just say three words <music>.
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"I find it very interesting to think about one of the results of the paper was that doesn't appear as though the size versus quality curve has started to significantly level off yet they're still significant improvement team that the bird base model in which is actually still point margin still much larger than the model within the Burt large model just four times larger there, so significant so rush to me how far you can get discount size model opening is work, and she t- to that you reference gives some hint. As you scale the model size during a large bat. It keeps getting so I think that's interesting avenue for organizations that have access to substantial amounts of computing power. But I think that there's something missing from these systems. I think that evidenced by the fact that they require a substantial amount of training data the order to learn Potter presentations in particular, far more than humans. Do I don't know the estimates are seen them. But I forget thought my head. But even of words that a person might here by the time, they turn ten or fifteen in our flew in a language or the language very well is far far less than that training, decisive trainings, language vitals, on and so there's something about the data officiency that says that they are significantly different than how humans actually learn and process language in. So with that is how we get that into our systems. Is very much. I think have been every search in anyone's guess as what the answer is. But those questions that I think would be very interesting to see the research community start to address. Absolutely. Yeah. Maybe the wind up. I'd love to go into a maybe a little deeper example, you'd mentioned the semantic scholar when in passing could you share some details on that project? Yes. So the original project that we're working on that motivated amounts was information instruction, the tasks that we were considering was one where you're given some texts from research article any need to extract the key entities from the article these things like when data set was years. Some study air what were the ethics that reused to these types of things. Then addition you need to say that extract relationships between entities. So you might say, well, we apply this method or this treatment for treating this disease. Maybe in. The biomedical setting the are twin Chuck e disease and treatment. And then you wanna take replied this treatment for this disease. If relationships between entities, and there is a share tasks that was going on it was several twenty seventeen share tasks that they had collected some anti data running competition for Ben started working on this very quickly began to think about how do we leverage all of a sudden label Smith scholar, the time had very largest the corpus house, even if grown significantly last years. We had lots of lots of research articles that we collected that we could use his own maple data to train systems and some began thinking about how do you use these these large or provide labeled data, and so then the project to make a long story short the project that eventually worked on we had something that was a precursor that we included in our mission. We hit first place in the shared test competition, and then a components of that were then. Reused repurpose input into production in the productions scholar system that with time was also being developed for the hub Nederlandsche unfree listener said in the Smith scholars academic search engine, it's similar to Google Scholar. Although it extracts structured information users through they're not techniques to extract smack if nation from the articles analyzes on..
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Getting Africa's more or less on the midday trading data to some approximation, the quality of the resulting model that you get is tied directly to the amount of the size of the models, essentially, the acidy model. And so is one of the main contributions pretend but also had several others. It changed the language modeling law slightly to one that instead of taking. A partial sentence fragment from only one side and trying to predict the next word of the previous where it use mask language modeling Jeters where save discarded remove one word from the middle of a sentence in trying to predict given both the beginning in the subsequent context. And then the third thing that Burke did was that it showed how to combine learning both word -tations that human Elmo with sentence presentations, and then combining them both into a single objective loss by combining their mass language waddling loss in their next sentence. Prediction moss, all of these things combined contribute, adding significant improvement server amount that we enter will in terms of continuing that momentum we kind of touched on. I think the two major axes of potential improvement. There's larger corpus's, and there's maybe we'll call it more clever neural architectures, which if any do suspect is the most fruitful avenue to be. Facing down. I think it depends on who you are certainly the upper end of burn large the large bird model requires a substantial amount of computation order to train the model. It's inaccessible to individuals that don't have access to the large clock competing budget. If you have access to the large amounts of compute, like Google Facebook, the very large organizations than service going size the model.
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"One of the things that I really took notice of when I I read the paper was the breath of different NLP tasks use it on and how kind of remarkable did without being specialized those tasks on a variety of benchmarks. Could you talk a little bit about? Empirical results that are shared in the paper, the miniature vers what we had was exactly what you said that we showed that these Emel representations that you can train with a single pre-training model are transferable to very wide Ryan different tasks in the paper. We've I waited on six different tasks these were things ranging from sensing ossification to question answering information extraction. And then other more structure prediction tasks things like co reference resolution slanted role Ebeling we also dilated on that's natural language inference. We did in these cases, we took were in some cases, the state of their system indicates were very strong baseline systems that were close to the state of the art essentially did what I suggested earlier as we computed the representations than Atta them to these existing state of the systems and all cases got significant prevents in the the previous state of the art the result that we concluded from this is. That these representations trained on a large for will earn very useful. Generally transferable properties of English, which is the only language diverted on their transferable to wide variety of different tasks. There's been a lot of stupid follow were some of which I aspired to. But also in the broader research community that has tried to answer the question of wire, they transferable or what types of interesting properties. Do they learn as part of the sun supervised pre-trading makes them transferable in particular tasks are the most transferable to buy in the paper. We essentially just sure that they were that they did improve downcast said provided a very, you know, half a page or something of analysis. Trying answer the white question in one of the novel features of Elmo is that it's a character based approach instead of just a a word or token based approach. Can you talk a little bit about that choice, and how it impacts the results the choice to use characters? Word approach was a sawn couple of considerations of I it was based on the consideration of wanting to build a single system that could cross S A as white Ryan in Texas. Also in particular, you would love to be able to make informed representation for words that you've never seen before based on things like the following of the word a women's capitalized or with the prefix or suffix or something in previous work in language modeling showed that by cooperating character formation of the model that D'Amato's able to learn learn to some extent in practically speaking with. This means is that you don't have to worry about the out of a cabinet issues that you always encounter when you have say pre-trade warning bitings like glove. Now, there have been some other approaches to incorporate. Somewhere information calculable formation, preach inward, inviting so that has been some had been some extent solved. But in our case, we just took it as a convenience starting point that we were going to not have explicit word petitions, which just character information in the model than learns how to compose various letter combinations or interpret into where two presentations. I know this paper came out a few years ago at this point, and there's been researched since a lot of things inspired by Elmo. Burt comes to mind, maybe GPC to or kind of in the same family. If you will a can you talk about the evolution of these architectures in where almost going maybe a little bit about where your research is headed. But as you mentioned we apron archive over a year ago. Now, I would say the most significant things come out since I'm been bird which extends on a couple of very interesting ways. And also notably scout. Up the size of the training data set in the size of the model. So the various extensions which has been moved to suck Burton particular. Does a couple of things I is that kit switches away from the recurrent on network Galassia market texture that we had used in. No to something that is based on feed for networks in self attention. Something called the transformer architecture for listeners familiar with that this is a much computational efficient approach especially on specialized hardware, like teepee use that who has developed and so by doing this it allowed ruble to scale the size of the model that was trained by many times since we're limited essentially, not by the amount of training..
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Modeling time, the internal representations the language model learned in the process of learning this task again extracted in used as our contextual word actors as Emma vectors. And this is what then gets used in these supervisory tasks like I talked about this question answering task for instance, if you're interested in that as replacement for. The Glover vectors the words of factors that were there previously. So one of the strengths of Emo, or at least the models. You've trained is the corP. You've built it on the sides of that could you talk a little bit about what your training corpus is in. How large the data you're able the process? These methods are very scalable, you can train them on very large corpora, the corpus that once uses and practice should most cases de motivated by with their and tasks are in our case, we were interested in sort of role to wide variety of different tasks. We didn't have anyone particular that list souffrance, a very Demane specific tasks like all I wanna do mission. Attraction for woke back to his metrics comic sample for say research articles or something in our case, the processes general Demane data for the abor. We just chose benchmark data set which was essentially news data, and we did this because we wanted to compare our language bottle rotation versus. Other large-scale language bottles that had been trained on a similar benchmark data set, of course, subsequently since we public- regional paper in people trained models. Ourselves included on lots of different data sets in order to get a model that is more particularly suited for participation say Amanda articles for in other sorts of specialized demands from like a DIY perspective. What is the intention of VI to do you think people are going to follow the research in build their own models from scratch or pick up the models. You released I guess yet. What would you see is the way someone can get their hands dirty with Elmo? So it depends on who you are what your head and goal is. And people have used the L pre-trade number models in code for a ride variety of different things. Of course, there's the research community. These are people that are looking to build state of the art systems of and they might want to use the best valuable technique in order to make their assistance. That is a can there's definitely. I shop occasions, for instance, if you were building commercial application, you might consider using them to improve quality of the models charity have which might use cloth factors or something like this. So this will be the premier the primary applications and for someone who's looking to just pick up the pre-trade models. Can you talk about the process from day one to delivering something the pre-trade models? We have available in a couple of different places are available. We have been source code elemental p which is a open source library that we develop Erin a two, and this is in high toured. So if you're using high torch for your deep learning infrastructure now, then this would be a good choice of offs available. Tensor flow, particular, October-November, tensor flow hub, which is a central auditory of supported public models that tensor fluid soft supports so you could get the model choice of and then would you would do to integrate it into on? Product if you haven't existing model now in existing tation, if you have something in production of something development than you can integrate almonds, your existing model that you have a so you have something with love actors ING kid substituted for your love actors. If you don't have an existing model, if you're just starting process of developing the application, Ben you're gonna do the standard things like data to your task in so it and so forth before you could use almost part of your final train. She morning system aren't everybody? Today's podcast was supported by the university of San Francisco and their new masters in applied economics degree. So if you're considering grad school, and you're interested in data science, let me tell you a little bit about why applied economics degree could be the way to go in the digital economy. Everything is about the platform. You know, I wasn't an economics major myself. But I did take a lot of econ- classes, and I gained a strong appreciation free Kana metrics that benefited me greatly in my career. My understanding of the victory auction helped me to work in search engine marketing since most of the search.
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"Let's do it in a way that's context dependent where in the end when it went to computer word vector for the word Bank. I don't just use the fact that it's eh, but a us entire sentence or paragraph in which the word appears in order to say, okay, I actually really need this particular, meanings particular sense of this word. What is Elmo useful for why would someone adopt? It. It's useful for a very wide variety of different in. Okay, problems that we saw in practice it easy way of saying any place where you'd were used word toback, you could use almo- will we started the project almost every single state of their NLP system. It's not every single one. But many of them for start with pre-trading were bekker's of some point where to vac or glove is a very popular one that could be used for English, and then they build their supervised not systems on top of these these detests like text classification. So here I'm giving input of tax categorize maybe wanna say whether it's positive or negative sentiment of these tasks like information extraction where a given a news article. I want to extract all of the different people and organizations and other named entities from the text in how they relate to each other is tasks like question answering MIDEM given. Paragraph from Kapiti wanna be able to answer some questions about it and various other tasks that are very useful voting active locations, all of these systems at the time a used to vet glove is sort of the implement than they had their digital architecture train on supervised eight on top of that. And so everyone of these akeso where would be useful. And what makes Elmo Elmo what are its qualities in terms of the structure of the network architecture and things like that..
"elmo" Discussed on Data Skeptic
"So my name is Matthew Peters. I am research. Scientists at Allen at suit artificial intelligence for those of you haven't heard of us we come go by two nonprofit research center. Eysenck Seattle Washington, and we are funded primarily by the late. Great all Alan. Can you tell me a little bit about the goal to the organization? Sure, we have a pretty broad based goal which falls under the overall rela of doing artificial intelligence for research for the common. Good said sort of abroad dais mission. Most of our work is open source, and we publish all the research that we do we focused primarily on language understanding tasks getting computers understand language away that humans do although we also very large active computer vision research team. And I asked you on to talk about the OMO paper, of course. But before we get directly into it. Could you tell me a little bit about your background and what led up to that line of inquiry? I have formal training as a HD student. I got a PHD in applied math from the university of Washington during the course of my PHD work studied, a lot of miracle computation methods in particular, we are interested in climate modeling at the time and doing large scale data analysis than from there. I went and worked in the finance industry for while doing mortgage modeling and transitioned into the tech industry where did machine learning onic element and lead machine learning onto the team for a local start up here in Seattle, and then transitioned into my roles researcher, your I to the initial motivation for working on the project the first ritual team worked on a two. I started over two years ago now was spent scholar team in particular there. We were interested in solving language understanding problems for data sets the very little human annotated data for particularly we were doing information extraction from highly technical scientific articles like reviewed locations. In computer, science, nor science and gather gonna Titian was very hard and very expensive in. So we were I was highly motivated by looking for ways to do state of NLP with very little humanitarian. And so that was submitted nation for. So on the show previously. We've talked about word to check and just some of the basic high levels of embedding 's can you talk a little bit about where Elmo falls into the landscape of things. They're great jumping off point is where to back when we started the project, you probably discussed previously word to vacuum method for representing import tax away that we can run machine learning algorithms on it in particular disci- each word a unique vector, but this is independent of the context. And so in particular in the words, evac setting award Bank or play. These English words that have many different word senses. In sense of the word ends on the context. In one case big talking about the financial institution of bang or a case on talking about the area of land next to the river. You can't tell which meaning Bank you're referring to. So you have saving tar sentence or paragraph in which the word is us into. This was the initial wishing for. Elmo's that. Let's learn really high quality word vectors similar to words vac in similar matter from lots and lots of unlabeled data..
"elmo" Discussed on Lights, Camera, Podcast
"Didn't they send big bird to yeah when pbs was going to get shut down or something and they send big bird to capitol hill or something no elmo elmo was emo said to capitol hill and he was wearing a suit i i like to say elmo was testifying to congress 'cause towns bad ass so just send elmo again like i just love that picture of elmo with the suit talking and the mic like he's he's being grilled on misappropriation of funds or something like that you're right i think so what i'm getting from this is they're just suing or cnn to remove the tagline not necessarily stopping the movie itself yeah correct because again the connection hanyang connection i don't think there's like i think also like they can't really stop it because of that yeah i mean if they were wanting to stop the movie then that'd be one thing and it'd be like i don't know but yeah you know it's a sesame street in the tagline and then it's this movie about knotty puppet so i get that i mean the again this is again this is not as much the muppets for sesame like it's not like the muppets i happy murders clearly sesame street i mean one of the last movies there was a we joke within the first thirty seconds of the movie so like if not about the muppets sesame street so i do get on one end but again as i said the other end of it is i i mean who's getting confused by this but i mean i'm sure that that's like legal terminology that beyond what i can comprehend sure.
"elmo" Discussed on Marketing Secrets
"Excuse me on i have you if you look at him they're hundred fifty dollars on apple site the problem is a takes like two or three months of the ship to you so if by an eu planet heads hunter fifty bucks but if you didn't in christmas time like my wife my girlfriend my significant other by kid they need air positive and asking for all christmas he tried to buy it you would apples like he will deliver till may in uruguay but christmas in december and they're freaking out led to go look for other places say on amazon they find people who had the foresight snow the people were going have not have foresight it's the take their that they're apple uh air pods about four hundred fifty bucks and the jack up the price for eight hundred dollars amazon and people who are slow had to pay the difference in size not till down about uh tickle me elmo in that i said wait a minute we should share the story on uh on the podcast so down here's the lesson a stroman tell you and ever can listen on this so i was a kid there was a is right with elmo kale out she denise had elmo when elm okay now everyone like i've never been can't be like elmo is the coolest like uses source cooler than all the other muppets on and we all love did and then when you're first came out with his with the called tickle me elmo so yes it out models now but it's like the original elmo one worth a doll and you tickling of giggle and like that was like groundbreaking thirty years arrived it's it was scared so anyway so ever wanted to go on the elbow um and so on the company that makes them state is lots of supply and demand they made so many tickle me elmo is and that was it and that's all they made and on on the.