Did you know that we say “yes” a lot faster than we say “no”? Linguistics professor and author N.J. Enfield talks with us about the quirks and patterns in how we speak. For more innovative content, follow us: twitter.com/IHubRadio www.facebook.com/InnovationHubradio
Sem a presença do gordinho, a dupla Rafael Fischmann e Eduardo Marques discute os temas mais quentes da semana no mundo Apple e responde dúvidas de ouvintes. No ar! [Edição: Eduardo Garcia]
Please note: this conversation starts about 10 minutes in -- by this point my wife and I are both completely flustered by the oppressiveness of the rep. So! Last week my wife called to disconnect our service with Comcast after we switched to another provider (Astound). We were transferred to cancellations (aka "customer retention"). The representative (name redacted) continued aggressively repeating his questions, despite the answers given, to the point where my wife became so visibly upset she handed me the phone. Overhearing the conversation, I knew this would not be very fun. What I did not know is how oppressive this conversation would be. Within just a few minutes the representative had gotten so condescending and unhelpful I felt compelled to record the speakerphone conversation on my other phone. This recording picks up roughly 10 minutes into the call, whereby she and I have already played along and given a myriad of reasons and explanations as to why we are canceling (which is why I simply stopped answering the rep's repeated question -- it was clear the only sufficient answer was "Okay, please don't disconnect our service after all."). Please forgive the echoing and ratcheting sound, I was screwing together some speaker wires in an empty living room! Updates: 7/15 - Comcast has issued an apology: http://corporate.comcast.com/comcast-voices/comcast-statement-regarding-customer-service-call 7/16 - I have continued to reiterate publicly that I do not want Comcast to terminate the rep, and that I believe the call itself belies a deeper, systemic dysfunction: https://twitter.com/ryan/status/489576392250519552 https://twitter.com/ryan/status/489576399636676609 https://twitter.com/ryan/status/489576406301413376
Taylor Nicole Dean was a self-described shut-in, a teenager who lived in her parent's home, surrounded by exotic pets. And then she started making videos on YouTube.
A BattleTech and MechWarrior podcast. Also available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/vuS13i6tzB0
We know that Big Brother is always watching us--but how do we feel about our kitchen speaker listening to all our conversations? Jefferson Graham and the #TalkingTech panel take on the ramifications of the connected speaker from Amazon, Google and soon, reportedly Apple.
This is our fifth and final episode following pastor AJ Smith, who has been trying to grow a new church in Philadelphia. It’s a process that has come with all sorts of existential problems, but also… some very practical ones. In order for Restoration Church to become self-sustaining, it needed to double in size by the end of the year. We’re now half-way through that year and the big question is, how close are they? To cope with the stress of starting a church from scratch, and to seek clarity on how to move forward, AJ takes a trip into the woods with reporter Eric Mennel. But over the course of the day, Eric finds himself reflecting on his own relationship with God, confronting a question he has been trying to avoid for months: Why has he stopped going to church? Hear about the future for Restoration, and a bit about Eric’s fraught relationship with faith, in the fifth episode of our series.
with Chris Dixon (@cdixon), Ali Yahya (@ali01), and Devon Zuegel (@devonzuegel) “Show me the incentive and I'll show you the outcomes.” At the end of the day, observes a16z crypto general partner Chris Dixon, Satoshi's whitepaper [the original bitcoin paper outlining a peer-to-peer decentralized network and blockchain sans centralized third parties] is nine pages of incentives. It's the kind of incentive design that you can use to build many other things on the internet (which itself is driven by very simple core protocols and could even upgrade itself as a result). But only with the right incentives (and alignment of those incentives among different entities), of course. Which is where cryptonetworks come in -- especially since they don't rely on hardware buildout (as with earlier generations of internet deployment), but rather on software (which is essentially just logic, the kind of building block you can use to build countless other things). The breadth of possibilities is endless. This means that platforms and networks (and operating systems, for that matter) can spend less time, energy, money, and frankly, suffering due to fighting -- thanks to distorted business models that lead them to extract value from users and compete among complements (vs. substitutes/better alternatives). The internet-native business models baked into crypto, however, could lead to greater competition and better options for users. But what are the missing building blocks, that can help make such networks more iterated games vs. one-off prisoner's dilemmas? And what will it take for these networks to truly reach web-scale, as it's still just the beginning? Because decentralization is the means to an end -- not the end in and itself -- observes a16z crypto partner Ali Yahya, so what do we need to build next to get there? In this episode of the a16z Podcast (guest hosted by freelance software engineer and writer Devon Zuegel), Dixon and Yahya share their thoughts on where we've been, and where we're going with the internet. Please note that the a16z crypto fund is a separate legal entity managed by CNK Capital Management, L.L.C. (“CNK”), a registered investor advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. a16z crypto is legally independent and operationally separate from the Andreessen Horowitz family of fund and AH Capital Management, L.L.C. (“AHCM”). In any case, the content provided here is for informational purposes only, and does NOT constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase any investment solution or a recommendation to buy or sell a security; nor it is to be taken as legal, business, investment, or tax advice. In fact, none of the information in this or other content on a16zcrypto.com should be relied on in any manner as advice. You should consult your own advisers as to legal, business, tax and other related matters concerning any investment. Furthermore, the content is not directed to any investor or potential investor, and may not be used or relied upon in evaluating the merits of any investment and must not be taken as a basis for any investment decision. No investment in any fund advised by CNK or AHCM may be made prior to receipt of definitive offering documentation and due diligence materials. Finally, views expressed are those of the individual a16z crypto personnel quoted therein and are not the views of CNK, AHCM, or their respective affiliates. Please see https://a16zcrypto.com/disclosures/ and https://a16zcrypto.com/disclaimers/ for further information.
This is a series about what happens when someone who knows nothing about business starts one. It's called StartUp. In episode one, Alex Blumberg botches his pitch to Silicon Valley billionaire Chris Sacca.
Porn? In MY Mario? Also on the docket: Figment, Mario Tennis Aces, and Rabbids.
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NSynth plays flute and organ together.
Mike and Victor talk about an Apple patent for using an iPhone as a passport, and iPads being issued to teachers for use teaching reading literacy.
with Marc Andreessen (@pmarca), Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz), and Steven Johnson (@stevenbjohnson) The rise of zero-sum thinking -- which has come snapping back recently -- slows and even halts progress, observes Marc Andreessen. Because you're then dividing up a smaller piece, adds Ben Horowitz, instead of growing the pie altogether. This is true not just in economics, politics, and tech, but also in business relationships (and life), too. And speaking of such relationships, how does the partnership between Ben and Marc work, more than two decades later, how has it changed through different types of organizations -- and is there anything startup co-founders (and other colleagues) can take away from it? Where do they find the creative inspiration, information, and influences for new ideas? And then, more broadly, how do they think about tech change... including jobs, automation, AI in general? This episode of the a16z Podcast covers these questions and much more. It's based on a fireside chat that took place at our annual a16z Summit event in November 2017 (which brings together large companies, finance investors, academics, and startups to talk all things innovation), and is moderated by author Steven B. Johnson -- who has written numerous magazine articles, 11 books so far (including Where Good Ideas Come From), and also hosted the PBS series “How We Got to Now”. Incidentally, those are the de facto themes for this conversation, which arcs from past to present to future -- taking us from blinking cursors to dashboards to screens and beyond.
يمكنكم الإستماع للحلقة رقم 196 للبودكاست الأسبوعي #EGCast عبر: - الموقع الإلكتروني ExtravaGaming.com - برنامج/تطبيق الساوندكلاود SoundCloud على أجهزة iOS (الآيفون، آيباد ... إلخ) وأجهزة الأندرويد Android وأيضا على الآيتونز iTunes بودكاست لأجهزة iOS. - تطبيق فريق إكسترافاجيمنج المتواجد في App Store و Google Play المشاركين في الحلقة: - طــلال السعيــدي - @Talal_Alsaeedi - عبداللــه الحســن - @Pickells - سلطــان المزيعــل - @Master_Haar - فرحــان البنــاي - @Far7an_Albannai المقدمة مع فقرة ألعاب الأسبوع مع فقرة أهم أبرز أخبار الأسبوع - التوقيت: (منذ البداية) لعبة Just Shapes & Beats لعبة Picross 2 لعبة Evil Factory لعبة Crawl فقرة موضوع الحلقة " إيجابيات ألعاب الفيديو بنظر العلم" مع فقرة مشاركات المتابعين - التوقيت: (00:51:12) نحب نشكر جميع الذين استمعوا للبودكاست وشاركوا بتعليقاتهم وأسئلتهم مع الفريق. يمكنكم كتابة تعليقاتكم ومشاركاتكم في قسم التعليقات في الأسفل. وشكراً لحسن استماعكم وبانتظار مشاركاتكم في الحلقة القادمة. رابط قناة EGCast الجديدة في اليوتيوب (لمشاهدة الفيديوكاست): https://www.youtube.com/egcast لحن المقدمة من لعبة Just Shapes & Beats لحن النهاية: Enter Evil من لعبة Evil Factory
Fala, galera, tudo bom com vocês? No cast dessa semana, falamos sobre os poucos games que andaram saindo ultimamente, pronomes de tratamento para garçons, outras groselhas e o JV nos contou sobre como ele foi atropelado na vida. Obrigado a todos pela audiência!
In this episode of Talk Nerdy, Cara chats with Dr. Adam Frank, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Rochester. They talk about his new book, "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth." Topics include: how we can shift our perspective on climate change to be better prepared for its challenges, and why we're likely not alone in the universe. Follow Adam: @AdamFrank4.
With all the calm of a morning TV show, we rouse you from your slumber with our soothing chat. Also: Octopath Traveler, Sushi Strikers, Metro, and more!