Well, let's hope this take is right:
> The moment that Donald Trump issues an executive order directing that the citizenship question be placed on the census, it will be enjoined by multiple different district courts.
>And it will not be possible to consolidate on appeal with no fact-finding and get them back before the Supreme Court even before the October deadline.
> We will be able to run out the clock on an executive order.
Opening Arguments 294.
Humans are highly clicker trainable! Turns out compared to most animals, even the dumbest human is still very intelligent. Try it with kids, yourself, your partner... but only after getting consent!
Speaking of which, this is also being utilised in the kink community for dom/sub games.
If you're interested, here's a podcast about that!
//edit: fixed link from Raecchi. thank you :)
If Kawhi re-signs with Toronto (or any other team but the Clippers) I'll be convinced that this entire year Woj has just been a mouthpiece for the Clippers. They did hire a bunch of new people for their front office (e.g. Lee Jenkins)
They both appear to have a good relationship
Steve Ballmer got his own propaganda army to make his team look good
Joe Biden is an inspiration, but he shouldn't run in 2020. I honestly don't think he'll have much of a chance. Some great democratic alternatives are Jason Kander of Missouri and Gavin Newsom. Kander may be a rising star in the party.
If anyone wants to get more insight on Kander, he spoke with former Obama advisers a few weeks ago. They encouraged him to be "front and center" in the party because he has the same sincerity that their boss had 10 years ago.
EDIT: You guys have convinced me that Newsom may not be the best choice. Someone once mentioned Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but he's currently bidding for DNC chair.
Canada is literally the fatherland of tax fraud. Canadians basically invented off-shore accounting and we are notoriously bad at persecuting corporate/individual tax evasion.
There will be no repercussions.
Here's a nice article from the Star about the 75-240 billion dollars wealthy canadians avoid paying taxes on each year.
For a country of only 30 million people that's quite astounding.
I just listened to a podcast about this exact topic and I've been trying to find it but I can't remember who made it. Ultimately though, tax evasion in Canada is basically legal if you take the necessary steps. Our oversight agencies charged with investigating these issues are absolute jokes that do nexy to nothing at all.
EDIT: the podcast was by Canadaland, Thanks to inhumantsar for the link https://player.fm/1tXJgk
Canada has no federal oversight agency to investigate tax evasion, corporate or private.
Tax evasion is so systemic here that banks like CIBC and TD have been/currently are implicated in illegal activities and have faced/are facing legal repercussions as a result. And the funny thing is, nobody really even talks about it.
So basically, if you're a rich Canadian that isn't evading taxes, you are a minority.
For anyone interested in some deep reading on the topic check out:
Canada: A New Tax Haven: How the Country That Shaped Caribbean Tax Havens is Becoming One Itself by Elain Dewault
Guys from GCHQ in the episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage said that the only accurate thing in that film was that Turing's name was Alan.
Still good movie though
I have shamed my family. I will now recompense my sins by carving Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconisos into my forearm with a school compass while listening to grammar podcasts at full volume until I feel learned. Also I think I need this top
It's like nobody actually watches the games... In the playoffs, lue out coached all the other eastern coaches. Zach Lowe talks about Lue doing just that in this podcast https://player.fm/series/the-full-48/espns-zach-lowe
But continue to think that a coach can win a championship and make 3 finals in a row by accident.
This has been said before but I'll say it again. I recommend that everyone should go listen to the Zach Lowe podcast episode with Ryan Saunders. I had only just listened to it last night and I am so glad I did.
Ryan talked a little bit about not only building a team but creating a family out of the staff and players. Ryan has really connected with Naz ever since Minnesota picked him up, talking about their interests and hobbies. Ryan said at first Naz is a bit more on the quiet side but after Naz told him that he likes to draw and do art, Ryan said he should do a mural for a new barber station in the Target Stadium.
Ryan said his face instantly lit up. I'm my opinion I feel like Naz Reid will have a story like Udonis Haslem in that he will be with us for a long time. <3
Diaw is the best. He literally keeps ^(kept?) special lotion under lock and key that he uses before games, and walks his dogs on a Segway. I'm sure that this is just the tip of the iceberg. Carving up LeBron's dream team in the Finals despite being a fatty fits his pattern of strangeness very nicely, imo.
Sarah Kliff also noted on The Weeds last night that the states who receive the 8B will have a choice of what to do of it. They're not required to set up the high risk pools, they could use it for public health stuff or to reduce copays or there's a few other options - and these don't substantively help people with preexisting conditions from paying extremely high premiums. The CBO speculates that few states will take the option to create the high risk pool.
Another crucial point that they make is that the CBO has not scored this bill in its current form, which means we don't really know how much it will cost or how many people will lose their insurance.
Joe is entertaining to be sure, but if you want a podcast hosted by someone a little less agro and a little more composed, you should really try out the Tim Ferriss show. He interviews a lot of the same people and some other very fascinating characters.
Stan Groff, a Chech doctor who has administered 4500 doses of LSD in a clinical setting
Amazing. It seems that german comedian Jan Böhmermann knew about that video as his speaker confirmes to Der Spiegel. In a YouTube video the day before the video of Strache was published he said "it might be that Austria burns tomorrow". In his podcast from 3rd september 2018 he sais: "I was on vacation on ibizza with 2 very good friends and a few models and rented a yacht"
If you understand German listen here (its in the first 5 minutes) https://player.fm/series/fest-flauschig-2430091/ep-98-zwei-hssliche-deutsche-tanken-super
Howabout a review of the movie he wrote of the book?
With hits like "Nobody would have believed women, so there's no reason to think women would lie!" it's hilariously bad.
Looks like somthing is happening. 1.6b may be a pill congress can swallow.
The new program is named Artemis (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/13/18622415/nasa-moon-return-first-woman-astronaut-artemis-program)
For more discussion on space politics specifically surrounding a program like this, I recommend this podcast:
Space Policy Edition: Lessons From the Moonshot That Never Was
Heres a great 30 minute, NPR style podcast about his technique for how he came up with many of our favorite sounds, his philosophy of sound design, his contributions to (and how he´s largely missing from) Disney era Star Wars, and more! https://player.fm/series/forcecenter/the-sounds-of-ben-burtt-happy-beeps-ep-9 The man will forever be central to the DNA of Star Wars, and for me makes up 1/3 of the trifecta of what makes the saga what it is (alongside George and John Williams). Enjoy!
Here’s an episode of Stay Tuned with Preet featuring an amazing interview with Bill Browder. He explains Putin’s rise to power. It’s worth a listen.
Here’s a follow-up interview on why Bill Browder is Putin’s #1 enemy.
I can't stand when people get on about this, because they really don't have a clue about military budgeting, it's fucking ridiculous.
I now send people to listen to this podcast, since it so clearly breaks down wasteful military spending. We can significantly increase the lethality and capabilities of our military while also significantly decreasing the cost of it. Republicans don't give a shit about the lethality of our military, they give a shit about the guys who are bribing them so they're granted billion dollar contracts for no reason at all.
Robert Kirkman on the Knocking Dead podcast:
>“Not only was that snot bubble absolutely 100% definitely real- Andrew Lincoln is superhuman when it comes to weird stuff like that… I can’t remember exactly what episode it was, but it was… Season 4, episode 9 or 10, when uh- I think it was 10- after Rick has been in the house with Carl and Michonne shows up, when he’s like near death after like fighting the Governor, those guys break into the house and Michonne and Carl are gone and Rick is hiding under the bed. And they’re filming that scene, and Andrew Lincoln goes to the director and goes, “So I know we’re air conditioning this house, but there’s no air conditioning in the apocalypse in the summer, do it’d be pretty hot in this room, right. So I’m pretty nervous, so while I’m under the bed I’d be sweating a lot.”
>And the director goes, “Yeah. Yeah you’d be sweatin’ a fair bit.” And he goes, “Okay, great.”
>And he went over into the corner and he started- laughs- flexing his muscles and going FWOOOOOOOOOOOHFF for like, five minutes! And the director went over and was like, “Andy… Andy what- we can mist you! What are you doing?!” And he was like “Nah man I gotta feel it, I gotta generate this from the inside!”
>If you watch that episode, he has sweat beading on his forehead and dripping down his nose and like hanging off, in a FULLY air conditioned room, and just, puddling! On the floor beneath his face!
>So, yeah, that snot bubble was real.”
The best part is that the actual opinion did not entirely agree with Barr's "summary" of the "principal conclusions." It's turtles all the way down with this guy.
>What’s different from that struggle and the current struggle over the Mueller report is that we know how the one in 1989 eventually turned out.
>When the OLC opinion was finally made public long after Barr left office, it was clear that Barr’s summary had failed to fully disclose the opinion’s principal conclusions. It is better to think of Barr’s summary as a redacted version of the full OLC opinion. That’s because the “summary” took the form of 13 pages of written testimony. The document was replete with quotations from court cases, legal citations, and the language of the OLC opinion itself. Despite its highly detailed analysis, this 13-page version omitted some of the most consequential and incendiary conclusions from the actual opinion. And there was evidently no justifiable reason for having withheld those parts from Congress or the public.
also, Maddow's podcast/show did a great breakdown, too https://player.fm/series/1757357/231481494
> Sasha Baron Cohen is the court jester of our times.
In his interview with Marc Maron, SBC goes into deep detail about how he sees himself as a modern day jester or clown, for exactly these reasons.
Link for those who don't know how to Google things:
Nah, he mentioned it on Drink Champs::
>“I took a super L,” Push said about the jingle. “Just upfront, no publishing. Shoutout to [former music executive] Steve Stoute, he gave me the check and I was like ‘Ahhh great.'”
>“I want artists to know that part. Keep your publishing,” he continued. “That check will be nice, but ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ been running for how long now? I did This in ’03. Who knows what it would have been.”
But he does get 40% of the Arby's "We have the meats" jingle:
>“The get back is real. I also own 40 percent of the Arby’s commercial. You live and you learn,” Push said, referring to the slogan “We have the meats” that comes at the end of their most recent commercials.
He did an interview two days ago with the Australian morning show Kyle and Jackie O. It's kinda weird. Talks about killing them and them harassing his wife.
I was sleeping at the time and starting waking while the radio was interviewing this guy that was talking about killing aliens (and of course he had an American accent, made sense). I was super confused about what was going on. Anyways, I completely forgot about it until I just saw this Reddit post.
I just looked it up and it's episode #793, from 26/10/2017. The interview with him starts 51 minutes in.
You can listen on iTunes or at the link below:
I just listened to a nice podcast about this scam. People like these should have harsher penalties than drug dealers, but drug dealers don't have enough money to pay for legislation.
Its worse than that. He is a massive Bible thumper who thinks god demands we rape the Earth.
Yeah this isn't news. Embeded podcast had an episode that revealed as much as Omarosa is 'revealing' now. The guy talks about it around min 29 I think.
Southern Fried True Crime put out a phenomenal podcast episode about this fire. It's more overview of the owners, the suspect, and highlights some more well known faces from the community, but I really appreciate how it was presented and leads you towards the two books Eric Kelly used in researching and preparing the episode.
Well, actually he mentioned it in several of his rare interviews.
"The Team Hell No stuff with Daniel Bryan has probably been the most fun I’ve ever had in WWE." http://www.rackradioshow.com/kane.php
Two weeks ago he was on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast: "One of the most enjoyable eras was with Daniel Bryan and Team Hell No."
https://player.fm/series/two-man-power-trip-of-wrestling/tmptow-kane (at 37:35)
around one week ago The Generation Why Podcast released episode about this disappearance link. Won't believe she left with 15 y/o and they didn't contact anyone, especially her own daughter. After they went missing - whole redecoration, painting the house, burning furnitures (!) and replacing CCTV ... The husband sounds so guilty. Hope he didn't outsmarted the police and LE will find something on him.
Came here to say this. Since you said it already, my contribution will be to link straight to the episodes:
The Death Of Sergei Magnitsky (with Bill Browder) - Stay Tuned With Preet - October 2017
Putin Enemy #1 (with Bill Browder) - Stay Tuned With Preet - August 2018
James O'Keefe was on Hannity's radio show today. He says they set up a shell company out of Belize (all done legally, multiple lawyers on board) and had 8 full-time people infiltrating the operation for a year until they 'trusted them like their brothers'.
Link if anyone wants to listen.
Sad news, RIP. Money and success can't buy you happiness. Mental health treatment needs to be promoted alongside this whole awareness kick.
A good podcast interview with her and her husband:
Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade by How I Built This with Guy Raz
Edit: with Anthony Bourdain's death, this has been a hard week. Especially, seeing someone who appeared to confront his personal demons and move onwards and forwards, been very sad, RIP.
I implore everyone to listen to the opening segment of this podcast. It really puts into perspective what would be possible.
IRL - Net NEUTRALITY
It says Joker because it was a Nike ad. He didn't get that nickname until he came to the states, when KSE/Chris Marlowe forced it hard over Will Barton's "Big Honey".
The retroactive history of that nickname is based on an inability to pronounce a soft J, so I'm not sure why Serbians would call him that.
Dr.Rhonda Patrick has been preaching it's benefits for years, one study finding it lowers all cause mortality by up to 40%
This podcast episode from Freakonomics will change your view of just how powerless the President really is:
Has the U.S. Presidency Become a Dictatorship? by Freakonomics Radio
Transcript here: http://freakonomics.com/podcast/u-s-presidency-become-dictatorship/
> The moment that Donald Trump an executive order directing that the citizenship question be placed on the census, it will be enjoined by multiple different district courts... and it will not be possible to consolidate on appeal with no fact-finding and get them back before the Supreme Court even before the October deadline.
Let's put this to rest right now. Aaron Flynn (former General Manager of BioWare) explicitly said that it was their choice and that it wasn't forced upon them by EA.
Orignal Source: https://player.fm/series/kotaku-splitscreen/gdc-2018-life-after-bioware-with-aaryn-flynn (audio interview).
So Klopp gave an interview to Graham Hunter on his podcast, here it is if anyone is interested, very good listen
V4 plans to send troops to strengthen Libyan borders. People crying over V4 not wanting to help solve the problem are pretty uninformed. No wonder, though. For example if you share this kind of information on this sub, it gets immediately buried with downvotes.
I'm reminded of this interview with Adam Driver.
> Which of the characters that you played... do you feel is the most similar to Adam Driver, the person?"
>“I feel like that character [Kylo] makes sense to me. The family dynamic and desperately wanting family to be part of his life but not getting it. The anxiety and a lot of anger that that creates and that last a lifetime. When we finished that I was like I believe we made that personal.”
Here's why. Because he's a man in a position of power now, because of nothing but a cult of personality.
He's easy to understand, because he's a dumbass. He's trying to hide how uneducated he is about every topic in the world except second wave psychology.
There are tons of other psychology podcasts hosted by people who aren't powerful members in the alt light. https://player.fm/featured/psychology
I can't argue against this point. While it is interesting, I fear that his ability to misunderstand anything outside of his narrow field makes such discussions pointless. But I won't dare paint everyone who associates with Peterson as an idiot.
Here are 3 links:
You lazy ass mother fuckers.
Yeah I know, what you think I don't see the line around my house? For fucks sake I don't care, just be sure to flush the god damn toilet and replace the toilet paper, IT'S UNDER THE SINK, WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? /s
The My Favorite Murder podcast is my jam right now. It's like sitting on a couch, drinking wine with your BFFs (or aunties if you're part of Gen Z) while they gossip about how fucked up the 1970s were because it seems like every other mass murder happened then.
Sam should really talk to more anarchists, socialists and communists, instead of constantly regurgitating the same tired points of the right every single podcast.
For instance, Mark Bray would make a great guest.
If you want to check out a decent interview with him: https://player.fm/series/the-big-interview-with-graham-hunter-1000063/the-big-interview-with-darren-fletcher
He sounds like a smart guy.
Michael Marshall recently interviewed a race realist on his podcast ‘be reasonable’.
It’s episode 057.
It’s basically someone who wants to distance the self from the negative connotations of the term racist and presents all the white nationalism/ white supremacy arguments in addition to the standard disarming ‘I’m not racist because I also think Asian’s are smart and I have a black friend’ caveats.
For those who don't want to sign up for IheartRadio https://player.fm/series/business-wars/sony-vs-nintendo-stabbed-in-the-back-1
> idk if I'm gonna take his wording very seriously on this one
He's 100% correct about this one at least, if you want to listen to the actual audio of the podcast, here's a link cued up to this discussion.
God Awful Movies just did this one last Tuesday.
The take away was this: It's depiction of abortion is so over the top that if it weren't made specifically to scare children away from seeking healthcare it would be hilarious. The fact that it's a movie made to scare children from seeking healthcare is the true horror.
Also Abby Johnson is a liar.
I hate when people refer him as a "great offensive player." It is a back handed compliment. Why not refer him as a "great player" who excels at offense? It is like when people refer to Peyton Manning as the "greatest regular season qb of all time" it is a way to throw him a compliment with a hidden insult in it implying his post season sucks.
The first 20 minutes of this podcast are all about the Suns vs Mavs and both of the hosts spend more time insulting booker how he needs to get better on defense while they barely mentioned Luka or DSJ in particular (because they had him number 1 in the 2018 draft board, and number 2 in the 2017 draft board respectively). Kept saying Booker had a "great offensive night." Why not say he had a great night all things considered?
Except there's a difference between borrowing money for infrastructure and borrowing money to create new programs or expand existing programs.
If I borrow $1B to build a bridge, that bridge will be around for 25 years, and I only need to spend a little (compared to what it cost to build it) every few years to maintain it.
If I borrow $1B to run a program, the only way that program continues for 25 years is if I fund it for 25 years.
This is why economists usually say that it's good to run deficits to build infrastructure, but not good to run deficits to run programs.
That being said, there is certainly something to be said for programs that will create a good economic ROI. The Quebec daycare plan that the NDP plan is based off showed really good ROI for the economy there, which means that they are recuperating some of the costs of the program.
It's certainly possible to borrow money for a program and have that program eventually pay for itself.
I would highly recommend listing to the Canadaland Commons episode of debts and deficits, as it really goes into this concept far more than I did here.
EDIT: removed an extra word.
When it comes to the "paranormal" people won't be convinced period I've learned. As a skeptic (sometimes I want to call myself a former one) I've had experiences as a paranormal investigator that have made me seriously question materialistic science. Not saying it's wrong on things, but when it comes to spiritual experience I think it lacks the ability to analyze it.
Bit of a background on myself, I'm an agnostic atheist. Haven't always been like that, but evangelical Christianity put a bad taste in my mouth. Can't believe in God, but the paranormal is a separate subject entirely. My experiences in the paranormal have lead me to look deeper into the sciences behind it... doesn't seem so pseudo to me honestly.
I'd like to direct those interested to this episode of Astonishing Legends. No, I'm not affiliated with them, but this episode really got me thinking about things I had already considered before, it just gave me more food for thought. If the "paranormal" (as we call it) is real, then there must be some kind of scientific explanation. If "telekinesis" is real, there must be some kind of scientific explanation. If any of this is real, then why not astral projection?
There's a lot of shit science doesn't understand. If the brain is an "electrical computer" as materialists like to describe it, why wouldn't it be able to manipulate magnetic fields? Not talking Michael Bay explosions and shit, but enough to levitate something or even have an OBE?
Anyways, just some random thoughts I had. Sorry if this was long-winded, should've probably just created a separate post lol.
Pizzagate wasn't about a single pizzeria that's a red herring, it was about the prevalence of child porn-(CP)-cheese pizza and high up people engaged in child abuse. Jeffrey Epstein, lolita express.
9/11 truthers aren't saying necessarily that bush was responsible. (Operation Northwoods, gulf of tonken, USS Liberty.) But merely that the circumstances around 9/11 are fucked beyond comprehension. (Undamaged passports in the rubble used to identify pilots. Pentagon plane reduced to fragments and taken away by hand. Freefall speed. Building 7. We invaded Iraq/Afghanistan over the actions of Saudi funded Saudi led terrorists and then covered up Saudi involvement. The fact that the countries that were invaded coincide with the oil pipelines proposed to get crude from the Gulf into the Mediterranean while ignoring the culprits. Bush did 9/11 or steel beams are memes. The actual events were not, and have had profound repercussions ( patriot act / 60 words ) that have allowed the USA to engage in endless wars in the middle East without once requiring Congress to vote on it. All the military action has been done through executive action. Drone strikes to full scale invasions. 9/11 could have been an inside job, or not, but the results were clearly orchestrated to take advantage of the chaos as a ladder to secure more power onto fewer hands. And of you question that transfer of power you must be a tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist. I'm so done with society.
Rev Left is probably the best left-wing podcast I've heard besides Chapo. Their recent episode on Ho Chi Minh was a really interesting perspective on the Vietnam War.
Oh man, it went off the rails months ago and then it just went over the cliff when he did his set at the Comedy Cellar. The Comedy Cellar podcast with Ms. Bari Weiss of the NY Times and comedian Veronica Mosey is must-hear for people frustrated by the false narratives, because these two ladies bring the hammer down hard in a good way. The false narratives are broken down pretty fiercely throughout the course of it. In other words, you have an hour+ of sweet catharsis waiting for you: https://player.fm/series/the-comedy-cellar-live-from-the-table-131033/bari-weiss-sean-donnelly-and-veronica-mosey
Listen to the Hoop Collective podcast with KD and Beasley together, talking about how they came up together as chiodhood friends and teammates.
For me, the comparison hung in the air the whole time: Beasley with every bit the talent and physical gift that KD got, but apparently only a fraction of the work ethic and determination.
Which is not necessarily something to harp on too hard. It sounded like he never had anyone to guide him as much as KD's mom did.
And, even if he has grossly underachieved, relative to his basketball potential, he has earned $30M in his career so far. He's not even 30. So it's pretty silly to call him a failure, unless he ends up squandering his fortune.
This is putting some serious spin on things. If you listen to the audio from the podcast they aren't saying that Horford had committed to the Sixers, they just said that Horford had already talked to a bunch of teams and thus knew what his market was before the Celtics had a chance to lock him up on a lowball offer. As a result, when Horford wisely decided to opt out and the Celtics came to make him that lowball offer he said no because he knew he could get much more elsewhere. Boston then had the chance to offer him something comparable and balked at it, so negotiations stalled (remember the reports that talks were dead because the two sides were far apart in their negotiations?)
It seems like you're already forgetting that the Celtics were never expecting to be a player in free agency this summer, as they didn't think Horford was going to opt out (and they wouldn't have had any money to spend if he'd stayed). Once he opted out and it became clear he wasn't going to re-sign (and same with Kyrie), only then did Boston find themselves with enough cap space to go after free agents (well after they dumped Aron Baynes on the Suns, anyway). Then they went after Kemba by tampering with him, and it was only after Charlotte agreed to sign Rozier to that crazy contract that the Celtics saw a way to do a sign and trade and then at that point they tried to re-enter negotiations with Horford.
A key factor in Trump’s election was white Christians upset about racial and religious demographic change and greater LGBTQ acceptance. Group status insecurity.
While I’m sure regularly talking about our issues makes social conservatives more resentful, so does existing in public and gaining power and representation itself, so shrug.
It’s interesting to me how identity politics is so often only recognized in minorities when majority groups use it all the time and started it to begin with. The right sure as hell uses it all the time.
If you don't live around Buffalo you probably haven't heard this. It's worth a listen to see why the some fans like to squander a talent like his.
Thanks for the series, they were all great reads.
I know this case will never be solved, and I've flip flopped on different suspects, but if I had to pick one right now I would go with the Aaron Huchenson story.
I think that makes the most sense to me.
The three boys were watching men in the woods have sex and take drugs, the men saw them, and the men did what they did to the boys.
There's motive and reason behind this scenario and it makes a bit more sense than other theories.
Still though, you'd have to believe an 8 year old kid who lost his 3 friends, still pretty sketchy.
This is a good podcast about the Aaron Hutchensen story: https://player.fm/series/truth-justice-with-bob-ruff/ep-521-aaron-hutcheson
I actually listen to this podcast, where they take conspiracy theories apart. It's really interesting. I'm actually a cynic, but love reading and listening to stuff about it.
Conspiracy Theories https://player.fm/series/conspiracy-theories
Ezra Klein interviews the author of Kill All the Normies.
I was somewhat bemused by this. Two clearly intelligent, earnest people trying to understand the online culture wars. And yet their discussion was so superficial that it could be boiled down to "tumblr sjws dueling with 4chan MRA types led to Trump and Brexit". Although, tellingly, the term SJW is never actually uttered (although they do talk about the phenomenon itself).
I haven't read the book, so maybe it's actually somewhat more accurate in its intellectual history. But the author speaks as if her mental map of the ideological internet is
Which is like, sorta correct, but akin to a map of USA consisting of just CA, TX, FL, NY, MA. (Not ideologically, but in terms of eliding too much meaningful geography to be a useful map.)
So while this doesn't relate directly to gacha, I feel like this podcast from the head designer of MtG is weirdly relevant giving the timing.
In it he mentions that their digital games (MtGO and MtGA) are both very good at collecting data, as well as the different types of fan. It's very interesting stuff.
But let's move onto what's being done with IntSys, FE Heroes and Camilla. This subreddit is a relatively small subsection of a subsection. And we're all pretty actively engaged people, enough to be seeking out discussions about FE Heroes, that's not really a reason to assume our views can be extrapolated into the player base - or even the subset of people who are spending big.
So, for example, we're all fairly flustered by the flow of Camillas. But the people who have the data and are making these decisions are IntSys. Outside of things like CYL being the player base saying "I really want Camilla," there is probably a bunch of other data telling IntSys that the player really like Camilla. They've likely got mounds of data saying what characters get used the most, what characters get the most attention on banners, etc etc. And while we can't look under the hood and say for sure what they've got, it's not unthinkable that IntSys might know more than us about what people want.
43:00 In, 43:40 for the actual bit about it (I'd start at 43:00 for context)
Lol. "Don't train until you get it right. Train until you can't get it wrong." -https://player.fm/series/podcasts-greater-sydney-area-hems/cognition-and-decision-making-under-stress
I heard that from a Sydney HEMS podcast about critical decision making (everyone in healthcare should prob hear this). I learned in that podcast that these elite operators/EMS/fire are the absolute best at doing the "simple" things that are critical for saving lives.
Also, Med school just takes persistence, I bet I'm not smarter than you. You just have to be passionate enough and crazy enough to sacrifice all these years and gov't student loans doing science classs, labs, tests, applications, and so much general bullshit you have to get through.
> Planeswalker design space is incredibly expansive. Look at MTGcardsmith.
Ironically, one of MaRo's latest Drive to Work episodes on how player feedback is useful but players have no idea how to fix the problems they identify exactly explains why you're wrong here. A brief summary: Planeswalker space is very narrow. There's lots of design space WotC hasn't touched yet but custommagic designers have, not because WotC doesn't see it, but because they don't want to jump the gun and use that resource until they have to. They want to get all the use they can out of the current design space first. Custommagic designers don't have to worry about preserving design space the way WotC does so they disregard that important aspect of design.
https://player.fm/series/work-in-progress-1006309/work-in-progress-ep-161 - Fast-forward to around the 15 minute mark for the full context.
John Fahy and Justin Montemayor were talking about the origin of certain Fahy drops. They discussed the drop where Fahy got called out by a P1 a few years ago for not watching a Cowboys game because he was out of town watching an F1 race. Fahy responded angrily back, “I’m in control here Bill!” which became a semi-famous Ticket drop.
Fahy then discussed that after the P1 called him out, it bothered Jeff Catlin so much that Cat had a company-wide meeting about it. During this meeting, Catman singled Fahy out and mentioned credibility. Then on the podcast, Fahy stated the following:
Fahy: “Fuck you dude..credibility..give me a fucking break.”
Justin: “This is the same Cat that you said was your best friend.."
Fahy: “Hey, I can still tell Catman to go fuck himself. I tell my friends to fuck themselves all the time, like seriously, what are you talking about, credibility. I’m a fucking nobody and also, how do I not get credibility by being honest [about not watching the game].”
Not sure if this is why he got fired but it probably didn't help.
Episode 58 - Some Quiet Sunday I think you're thinking of Ursula and Sabina Eriksson
Likely won't happen but the Tommy Dunne (the armorer) said in an interview that if he were to make a weapon for her it would be something like a slick dagger that would fit up her sleeve. Here is the interview if you want to listen. Try to ignore the interviewer if you can.
Radical Dreamers is a Chrono Trigger side-story for the Satellaview Super Famicom add-on.
In the game, there is a character named Taubanjan, which is a type of spicy bean sauce. In the Japanese version of Chrono Trigger, Ozzie, Slash, and Flea are named Vinegar, Soysaw, and Mayonnay.
So, for the fan translation of Radical Dreamers, Taubanjan was named "Mick VanJovi". I could not have thought of a better name. For more information, here is an old Retronaughts podcast that has an interview with one of the translators.
This is the episode where he discusses it. The two episodes following also have some additional commentary on it due to some hate mail he received. Very good episodes. His analogy is spot-on. Dont poke the bear.
Robert Kirkman, from the Knocking Dead podcast:
“Not only was that snot bubble absolutely 100% definitely real- Andrew Lincoln is superhuman when it comes to weird stuff like that… I can’t remember exactly what episode it was, but it was… Season 4, episode 9 or 10, when uh- I think it was 10- after Rick has been in the house with Carl and Michonne shows up, when he’s like near death after like fighting the Governor, those guys break into the house and Michonne and Carl are gone and Rick is hiding under the bed. And they’re filming that scene, and Andrew Lincoln goes to the director and goes, “So I know we’re air conditioning this house, but there’s no air conditioning in the apocalypse in the summer, do it’d be pretty hot in this room, right. So I’m pretty nervous, so while I’m under the bed I’d be sweating a lot.”
And the director goes, “Yeah. Yeah you’d be sweatin’ a fair bit.” And he goes, “Okay, great.”
And he went over into the corner and he started- laughs- flexing his muscles and going FWOOOOOOOOOOOHFF for like, five minutes! And the director went over and was like, “Andy… Andy what- we can mist you! What are you doing?!” And he was like “Nah man I gotta feel it, I gotta generate this from the inside!”
If you watch that episode, he has sweat beading on his forehead and dripping down his nose and like hanging off, in a FULLY air conditioned room, and just, puddling! On the floor beneath his face!
So, yeah, that snot bubble was real.”
It sounds so much more ridiculous when it's said in plain English. You might enjoy the "plain english" reading of of d&c 132 by Gina Colvin. It's fantastic
I wholeheartedly applaud and agree with your mission to encourage and draw attention to positive attitudes towards Rothfuss on this sub. I also have young children and am so looking forward to share this series with them someday. I think even more than entertaining and all of the lovely things you said about the books, this story is a tribute to, and affirmation of, how we tell stories to one another in a fundamental, world defining way. Even when we don’t realize it, we are listening to, telling and retelling stories, which shape what we believe about ourselves and which guide how we relate to one another.
Rothfuss recently said in a podcast (at 25:45) : “ultimately, what makes dungeons and dragons excellent isn’t the fact that everybody plays wizards and you run around and there are elves and magic and gold and treasure and dragons. That’s not what makes D&D cool. What it is is that you’re getting together with human beings and you’re engaging in one of the primordial human experiences, which is to say, that you are working together to create story. And that’s what human beings do. We live in story, we create story, and we consume story. It’s the thing we do more than any other thing....”
I think this is his heart behind Kingkiller Chronicle, as well, and I know I still have so much more to depth to explore in my own story-living, creating and consuming, that I, personally, am content to wait and explore the depth of what he has already published. I hope for more, but the well of Story that is Temerant is far from dry, and always manages to quench a thirst I forgot I had, whenever I return to the books for a drink.
Dan Reed talks about Wade and Brandi's relationship in this podcast, starting about 31 minutes in. Basically he says he asked Joy about it, according to her it was just kids innocently hanging out, Wade would get dropped off at her house for a few ours here and there. Was not a 24/7 intense romance where she could reasonably claim to always know where he was and what he was doing.
There’s never even been a hint that points theorists in that direction. In fact, there was a podcast sometime after TGS. Insiders said said some things about V. it’s around the 43:30. They said he floats and the bird uses urban language/slang. Very much unlike Vergil.
If you think credibility is in question, Matt Walker comes in around 1:26:10.
EDIT: added more accurate times
Este podcast es a mi parecer el mejorcito de historia de México
aunque tiene algunos episodios que no son tan "históricos", cuando se centra en el tema, es una maravilla
si me piden un episodio introductorio, chequen:
Sam Humphries, although jokingly, did mention that being a Nightwing writer was extremely difficult due to people constantly asking who he shipped.
>Nightwing fandom is extremely invested in who he should be with and who he should date...and specifically they really really want an answer on whether or not he should be with Babs or Kory...they just want you to answer on their side...they'll try and trick you into it, too...it's amazing, they're like really weaponised on this
source: The Savage Land Comics Podcast
Q: Would it be possible to provide subtitles for ambient dialogue, like from NPCs around Kamurocho, or from enemies during fights?
Also, I want to point you to a great interview with Scott Strichart from Kotaku's coverage of E3. He seems like a pretty cool guy.
This is exactly what happened, he tried to get money from that deal thinking that he'd be able to pay for the costs of the other channels and Howard TV and so on, it didn't work out. He ended up firing everyone from Howard TV, got rid of the Howard 101 shows, Howard News, etc after that. He got rid of Tim too because he felt he wasn't pulling his weight at the time and Tim has said that he didn't like working under Marci Turk who had become his boss at that point, he basically didn't think she had the experience to be telling him what to do. He said this on Al's Boring Podcast among other podcasts he's spoken on https://player.fm/series/series-2257501/episode-19-tim-sabean
Lisa G said it was hard getting a job afterwards, she had nothing lined up so it clearly wasn't a mutual thing like she claims and must've come up suddenly http://fortune.com/2016/03/17/top-radio-personality-why-wouldnt-anyone-hire-me/
If you loved that he's equally as charming on the bon appetit foodcast:
You can pens find it in podcast apps or whatever too
The children in the Donner party ended up eating portions of their own parents. The scary thing is since they were just kids they weren't as hesitant to say how much they enjoyed the meal..... Last Podcast on the Left Killed the Donner Party story for anyone interested in more cannibalism fun facts - https://soundcloud.com/lastpodcastontheleft/episode-331-the-donner-party
they got a lot of their info from this very good book https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Indifferent_Stars_Above.html?id=zxzHg-7fmr0C&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false
I recently listened to a True Crime Garage podcast episode on the disappearance of Beverly Potts in 1951. https://player.fm/series/true-crime-garage-181701/the-disappearance-of-beverly-potts-67
Here is more info on her case:
>stated counterspell was ok for modern
They never stated this. People need to stop repeating it.
Mark Rosewater has commented several times about the possibility of putting Counterspell into Standard. He said they had a discussion about whether or not they should print Counterspell in Dominaria. However, they ultimately decided they didn't want it in Standard.
People took that and somehow warped it into "Counterspell is fine for Modern! MaRo said so!" Even though pretty much everything he's put out indicates otherwise; he even had an entire "Drive to Work" podcast where he explicitly stated that a hard counter for only UU was bad design and they didn't do it anymore. And even considering all that, when asked if Counterspell was too strong for Standard, MaRo said:
>I think Counterspell is like Lightning Bolt in that it would warp Standard but possibly in the right circumstance it might be reprintable. Note that I’m not a developer and my chance of being wrong on this is very high (emphasis added).
Give this a listen
It's a man about your age who went to prison for a similar amount of time. He gives some advice in regards to what to expect socially and some practical tips like keeping money in your pocket when you go in so you can immediately buy items from the store. Hope it helps.
I agree, much of the centrist media did approach McCain's legacy in an anodine way. But certainly the progressive left was at pains to point out his support for things like the Iraq war and his social conservatism. I also think many on the more center-left did the same. Just listen to this Vox podcast on the topic called "John McCain vs. the idea of John McCain":
Listening to podcasts is one of the most the most important things (along with therapy and mindfulness meditation) that helped me overcome a major depressive episode that lasted around two years (now I'm just casually depressed). They are great because you can get immersed in these super interesting conversations which gives you a break from constant negative self-talk. It also feels great to listen to stories of people in similar positions.
Wrestling With Depression is the one that helped the most. It's hosted by a comedian from Chicago. He mostly interviews his comedian friends so it's entertaining but they also talk about serious stuff. At the end of each episode the guest takes an online depression quiz.
Another one I'd recommend is a recent episode of the Ezra Klein Show entitled "Is modern society making us depressed?" It's a really great conversation on the social causes of depression.
Other podcasts I'd recommend on this topic are 10% Happier and My Own Worst Enemy.
It’s a podcast.
There is a huge discussion about it on findadeath forums, too.
Edited to include links to please all.
It's probably going to have a new animation system.
He said it in this audio podcast: https://player.fm/series/the-aias-game-makers-notebook/todd-howard
He actually said their next game (now we know it's Fallout 76) was going to use the same animation system as Fallout 4, and the game after that (supposedly Starfield!) had a new one. He didn't say the name of the games but it's a solid assumption.
It's also possible that Starfield is the same as Fallout 4, and TES 6 is the one with the new animation system.
Good take on the Corbyn antisemitism thing, but in all fairness it misses some of the internal dynamics within the British left.
This is an excellent analysis which complements nicely the Chapo ep.
tfw you matter. Vox covered a report on school district secessions and segregation released by my org and their The Weeds podcast talked about it today. Let's hope it doesn't die after making the rounds in the media, like most reports do.
For anyone interested in this idea, it's more commonly known as the "Ikea Effect." It suggests that we have a preference for things that have to do with us or are partially made by us using our efforts (like terribly misaligned Ikea furniture). This can probably also be applied to the "effort" needed to comprehend certain media.
It's sometimes referred to as "implicit egotism."
NPR text summary of the idea here. Includes quick nods to other parts of the phenomenon including being more drawn to people who share your birthday, name, etc.
Podcast version with far more details (and cited studies) from one of NPR's offshoots, Hidden Brain, that focuses on how the human brain acts weird in different scenarios. (note that the presenter speaks a little slowly, so you may want to speed up the audio to 1.3-1.4X).
Try audiobooks, or listening to podcasts, preferably ones where the dude speaking has a really monotonous voice. I had problems with laying down in bed for 2 hours, thinking about shit and not being able to fall asleep, but podcasts completely cured that for me.
Currently I'm listening to Mysteries Abound when trying to sleep, and it works like a charm.
I saw someone mention this on a previous week thread, something about drama in the embroidery world - this came up as a suggestion about the embroidery couple and the man in the couple getting "Cyberbullied / Cyberattacks." Going to listen to it soon. Any backstory on this?
8-4 podcast covering TGS they mention it as something V can do. https://player.fm/series/8-4-play-2394682/ep-8-4-play-9212018-tokyo-game-show-2018 They had access to behind close doors stuff.
They also mention that the bird that hangs with V talks in urban slang, a detail I havent seen anywhere else.
The podcast Stay Tuned with Preet had Bill Browder on talking about this whole thing and it was probably the best podcast I've listened to. Recently they did an update on the Magnitsky act both in the US and other countries. It really shows how corrupt and evil Putin really is.
While that might have been true a few years ago you really can't make such a massive claim without citing any source. Here's The Economist's latest podcast on the subject right at the end. Apparently recent Chinese growth metrics might actually be understated.
On the surface you might think that we could import the Singapore health system. A few conservative and liberal politicians seem (at least publicly) quite enamored with it. The lack of strong pricing control here in the United States would likely make this idea politically unpalatable. There are also cultural quirks that would make it hard to transition to that system, same could be said for Canadian style healthcare.
Mrs. Kliff explains it better than I do.
The Weeds podcast where the same topic is discussed roundtable style:
Yeah, a postmortem on the project will be extremely interesting due to the involved parties.
Since you seem to have some interest on the insides of game development and just finished Firewatch, you will probably enjoy this podcast. It's with Sean Vanaman from Campo Santo and Amir Rao from Supergiant games discussion how creation process is on their respective studios. Pretty interesting!