Interesting news about season expectations, What if - with deal that would have made Utah Jazz NBA Champs and Last Dance thoughts
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Lots of interesting news about sports starting and David Locke, the radio voice of the Utah Jazz and Jazz NBA Insider breaks it all down. Then the weekly series of What If contiues with the deal that Locke thinks would have made the Jazz NBA Champs plus so thoughts on the Last Dance and how the Orlando Magic should scare all of us a little

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The Basketball Podcast
The Basketball Podcast
Chris Oliver | Armchair Media
Episode 134: Aleksandar Džikić, Economy of Coaching
Guest: Aleksandar Džikić, Serbian Professional Basketball Coach In this week’s basketball coaching conversation, Serbian professional basketball coach Aleksandar Džikić joins the Basketball Podcast to discuss the economy of coaching and other basketball philosophies. His last team as head coach was Movistar Estudiantes of the Liga ACB. He has also been head coach of three different EuroLeague teams, Union Olimpija, Lietuvos Rytas, and Budućnost. Starting in 2005, Džikić was an assistant coach position for the Minnesota Timberwolves under head coach Dwane Casey for three seasons. He was the very first NBA assistant coach with no prior coaching experience in the United States at either the collegiate or professional level. Additionally, he became just the second European native to be hired as an NBA assistant coach, after Igor Kokoškov who got on the Los Angeles Clippers coaching staff in an assistant role in 2000. One of his most significant career stops was as an assistant coach from 1999–2005 with Partizan under head coaches Nenad Trajković, Darko Russo, and Duško Vujošević. At the national level, Džikić has been head coach of FR Yugoslavia under-16 assistant, the Serbia under-20 head coach, and the Macedonia national basketball team. Some of his career highlights and awards are FIBA EuroChallenge winner (2011), ABA League champion (2018), 4× Slovenian League champion (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014), 3× Slovenian Cup winner (2008, 2014, 2015), Montenegrin Cup winner (2018), and 3× Slovenian Supercup winner (2008, 2010, 2014). Breakdown 1:00 - Disconnect between Broadcaster, Fans, and Coaches 3:00 - Be a Better Coach 6:00 - Economy of Coaching 10:00 - Youth Level Focus 14:00 - Player Development Aspect 17:00 - All About Dribbling 21:00 - Dribble Line 25:00 - Pointless Play 27:00 - Running Jump in the Half Court 30:00 - Top Three Things on his Defensive System 32:00 - Value on Offense 36:00 - Expanding his Knowledge 38:30 - Speeding Up the Development 40:30 - Fear of the Unknown 42:30 - European Model Aleksandar Džikić’s Bio: Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandar_D%C5%BEiki%C4%87 Basketball Immersion Website: http://basketballimmersion.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballimmersion?lang=en YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/basketballimmersion Facebook: https://facebook.com/basketballimmersion BetOnline Website: Website: www.betonline.ag Best in the West Video Series Best in the West Website: http://bestinthewestclinic.com/
49 min
The History of Computing
The History of Computing
Charles Edge
The Troubled History Of Voting Machines
Voters elect officials in representative democracies who pass laws, interpret laws, enforce laws, or appoint various other representatives to do one of the above. The terms of elected officials, the particulars of their laws, the structure of courts that interpret laws, and the makeup of the bureaucracies that are necessarily created to govern are different in every country. In China, the people elect the People’s Congresses who then elect the nearly 3,000 National People’s Congress members, who then elect the Present and State Councils. The United States has a more direct form of democracy and the people elect a House of Represenatives, a Senate, and a president who the founders intentionally locked into a power struggle to keep any part of the government from becoming authoritarian. Russia is setup similar. In fact, the State Duma, like the House in the US are elected by the people and the 85 States, or federal subjects, then send a pair of delegates to a Federal Council, like the Senate in the US, which has 170 members. It works similarly in many countries. Some, like England, still provide for hereditary titles, such as the House of Lords - but even there, the Sovereign - currently Queen Elizabeth the second, nominates a peer to a seat. That peer is these days selected by the Prime Minister. It’s weird but I guess it kinda’ works. Across democracies, countries communist, socialist, capitalist, and even the constitutional monarchies practice elections. The voters elect these representatives to supposedly do what’s in the best interest of the constituents. That vote cast is the foundation of any democracy. We think our differences are greater than they are, but it mostly boils down to a few percentages of tax and a slight difference in the level of expectation around privacy, whether that expectation is founded or not. 2020 poses a turning point for elections around the world. After allegations of attempted election tampering in previous years, the president of the United States will be voted on. And many of those votes are being carried out by mail. But others will be performed in person at polling locations and done on voting machines. At this point, I would assume that given how nearly every other aspect of American life has a digital equivalent, that I could just log into a web portal and cast my vote. No. That is not the case. In fact, we can’t even seem to keep the voting machines from being tampered with. And we have physical control over those! So how did we get to such an awkward place, where the most important aspect of a democracy is so backwater. Let’s start Maybe it’s ok that voting machines and hacking play less a role than they should. Without being political, there is no doubt that Russia and other foreign powers have meddled in US elections. In fact, there’s probably little doubt we’ve interfered in theirs. Russian troll farms and disinformation campaigns are real. Paul Manafort maintained secret communications with the Kremlin. Former US generals were brought into the administration either during or after the election to make a truce with the Russians. And then there were the allegations about tampering voting machines. Now effectively stealing information about voters from Facebook using insecure API permissions. I get that. Disinformation goes back to posters in the time of Thomas Jefferson. I get that too. But hacking voting machines. I mean, these are vetted, right? For $3,000 to $4,500 each and when bought in bulk orders of 16,000 machines like Maryland bought from Diebold in 2005, you really get what you pay for, right? Wait, did you say 2005? Let’s jump forward to 2017. That’s the year DefCon opened the Voting Machine Hacking Village. And in 2019 not a single voting machine was secured. In fact, one report from the conference said “we fear that the 2020 presidential elections will realize the worst fears only hinted at during the 2016 elections: insecure, attacked, and ultimately distrusted.” I learned to pick locks, use L0phtCrack, run a fuzzer, and so much more at DefCon. Now I guess I’ve learned to hack elections. So again, every democracy in the world has one thing it just has to get right, voting. But we don’t. Why? Before we take a stab at that, let’s go back in time just a little. The first voting machine used in US elections was a guy with a bible. This is pretty much how it went up until the 1900s in most districts. People walked in and told an election official their vote, the votes were tallied on the honor of that person, and everyone got good and drunk. People love to get good and drunk. Voter turnout was in the 85 percent range. Votes were logged in poll books. And the person was saying the name of the official they were voting for with a poll worker writing their name and vote into a pollbook. There was no expectation that the vote would be secret. Not yet at least. Additionally, you could campaign at the polling place - a practice now illegal in most places. Now let’s say the person taking the votes fudged something. There’s a log. People knew each other. Towns were small. Someone would find out. Now digitizing a process usually goes from vocal or physical to paper to digital to database to networked database to machine learning. It’s pretty much the path of technological determinism. As is failing because we didn't account for adjacent advancements in technology when moving a paper process to a digital process. We didn't refactor around the now-computational advances. Paper ballots showed up in the 1800s. Parties would print small fliers that looked like train tickets so voters could show up and drop their ballot off. Keep in mind, adult literacy rates still weren’t all that high at this point. One party could print a ticket that looked kinda’ like the others. All kinds of games were being played. We needed a better way. The 1800s were a hotbed of invention. 1838 saw the introduction of a machine where each voter got a brass ball which was then dropped in machine that used mechanical counters to increment a tally. Albert Henderson developed a precursor to a computer that would record votes using a telegraph that printed ink in a column based on which key was held down. This was in 1850 with US Patent 7521. Edison took the idea to US Patent 90,646 and automated the counters in 1869. Henry Spratt developed a push-button machine. Anthony Beranek continued on with that but made one row per office and reset after the last voter, similar to how machines work today. Jacob Meyers built on Berenek’s work and added levers in 1889 and Alfred Gillespie made the levered machine programmable. He and others formed the US Standard Voting Machine Company and slowly grew it. But something was missing and we’ll step back a little in time. Remember those tickets and poll books? They weren’t standardized. The Australians came up with a wacky idea in 1858 to standardize on ballots printed by the government, which made it to the US in 1888. And like many things in computing, once we had a process on paper, the automation of knowledge work, or tabulating votes would soon be ready to take into computing. Herman Hollerith brought punched card data processing to the US Census in 1890 and punch cards - his company would merge with others at the time to form IBM. Towards the end of the 1890s John McTammany had aded the concept that voters could punch holes in paper to cast votes and even went so far as to add a pneumatic tabulation. They were using rolls of paper rather than cards. And so IBM started tabulating votes in 1936 with a dial based machine that could count 400 votes a minute from cards. Frank Carrell at IBM got a patent for recording ballot choices on standardized cards. The stage was set for the technology to meet paper. By 1958 IBM had standardized punch cards to 40 columns and released the Port-A-Punch for so people in the field could punch information int…
33 min
The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
The Jason & Scot Show - E-Commerce And Retail News
Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Publicis & Scot Wingo, Channel Advisor
EP241 - Holiday Preview with eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman
EP241 - Holiday Preview with eMarketer's Andrew Lipsman Andrew Lipsman (@alipsman) is the Principal Analyst for retail and e-commerce for eMarketer. In this episode, Andrew gives listeners an advanced preview of eMarketer’s holiday forecast, and we do a deep dive into all the factors that will play into this holiday season. This holiday season may have more uncertainty for brands and retailers than any other holiday season in our lifetime, so it’s well worth the listen. This is an exclusive preview of one of the most anticipated holiday forecasts in the industry. Key Topics: * Vectors that influence holiday forecasts * The forecast * Shipageddon * Can retailers pull holiday in early? * How will the cyber-5 play out * Returnageddon * Category winners and losers * Retail winners and losers * How to follow the season eMarketer Holiday 2020 Forecast * Total retail +0.9% to $1.013 trillion * Ecommerce +35.8% growth to $190B (+ $50B in ecommerce sales vs. last year) * Brick-and-mortar -4.7% to $823B Don’t forget to like our facebook page, and if you enjoyed this episode please write us a review on itunes. Episode 241 of the Jason & Scot show was recorded live on Tuesday, October 21, 2020. http://jasonandscot.com Join your hosts Jason "Retailgeek" Goldberg, Chief Commerce Strategy Officer at Publicis, and Scot Wingo, CEO of GetSpiffy and Co-Founder of ChannelAdvisor as they discuss the latest news and trends in the world of e-commerce and digital shopper marketing. Transcript Jason: [0:24] Welcome to the Jason and Scott show this is episode 241 being recorded on Tuesday October 20th 2020 that’s a lot of 20s, I’m your host Jason retailgeek Goldberg and as usual I’m here with your co-host Scot Wingo. Scot: [0:40] Hey Jason and welcome back Jason Scott show listeners we are 20 days into the fourth quarter and 11 a day 11 days away from Halloween, retailers would say we’re squarely in Holiday mode consumers would say it’s not Thanksgiving yet so we’re about 30 days out. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on their most of you are probably on the retail side, we want to use this episode to do a really deep dive into what we can expect this holiday 2020 we’ve already previewed some of this with our thoughts around ship And Gettin and whatnot and some of the numbers that are out there, we’re going to go deep and go deep we thought we would bring out the king of e-commerce and Retail data Andrew lipsman, Andrew has been at three of the top retail data companies in PD comscore and most recently he is at emarketer’s as a principal analyst. Also we are excited to have him give us a sneak. Exclusive to Jason Scott show listeners with the first view of this public holiday forecast from emarketer’s. Andrew welcome to show and thanks for giving our listeners a sneak peek. Andrew: [1:51] Hey thanks for having me. Jason: [1:53] We are thrilled to have you on the show Andrew and it’s super exciting that you’re helping keeping our audience at the very bleeding edge of insight and predictions, but before we jump into all that we always like to start by getting to know a little bit about our guests so you know Scott kind of mention the highlights but can you give us a little bit of detail about how you got into the the analyst world and and what you’re doing now at emarketer’s. Andrew: [2:21] Yeah so I’ve been in market research operating much my whole career as Scott mentioned NPD working on cpg clients for a few years and then I jump to comscore in November of 2005 and actually I walked into that company the same week that Cyber Monday became a thing so that was kind of my initiation into the world of e-commerce I really knew nothing about it coming in and learned very quickly drinking from the fire hose over the next 12 years I led the marketing insights group at comscore had a chance to cover all things digital. With e-commerce you know kind of being a key tentpole for me every year but all the different Digital Trends from digital video to advertising Social Mobile Etc and then, coming up on three years now I’ve been at emarketer’s. Jason: [3:16] That’s awesome and I heard you just started doing this new thing called for forecasting the holiday right is this going to be your first year where you forecast holiday. Andrew: [3:27] I know I’ve been at it for a while so I’ve actually been working on holiday forecasts back since 2006 my sight in Uruguay comscore now I would say I am not the quantitative folks who are doing the heavy duty Excel work behind the forecast but I am providing qualitative input and so in 15 years I’d say I’ve gotten pretty comfortable with understanding the key variables that go into holiday e-commerce and many years I’d say it’s almost gotten kind of easy, but this year I think is going to be very very different and one of the actually will probably be the hardest to predict there’s only one other season that really Compares anywhere close to this one. Scot: [4:14] Awesome well before we jump into the exclusive for Jason Scott show listener sneak peek of your forecast let’s start at 30,000 foot view plus I love to build the suspense Jason’s like about the fall off his chair right now I can tell so let’s make him wait so I would love to hear as a data guy, you know you’ve been at this a while and I’m sure you’ve refined how you come at it I would love to kind of start there and say well what are the inputs you look at and maybe more importantly what are some of the inputs you don’t look at and maybe if you know how are you applying that to Holiday 2020. Andrew: [4:51] Yeah so in a normal year the recipe really starts and this is for e-commerce specifically really looking closely at August data that back-to-school season ends up being very predictive for the growth rate for the holiday season so I start with your thinking that August is kind of that the fundamentals heading into the season that’s your Baseline and then there’s just a couple of. [5:15] Key variables that we looked at after that any shifts in key macroeconomic factors unemployment obviously if that’s changing and people or losing jobs then, you have to calibrate for that because that’s less disposable income consumer confidence how they feel about extending their credit into the season and then gas prices is one of those things that can just put more money in people’s pockets or take money out pretty simple and then the key piece and one that I don’t think folks often look to very much but actually can end up making you know percentage pointer to difference every year is just how the holiday calendar Falls so when you have those years with the really compressed holiday season with only 27 or even 26 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas that does tend to squeeze spending people may prioritize gifts and still get all those purchases done but they may spend a little bit less on themselves so it can dampen the growth rate sometimes you have those extended Seasons that are 32 days and that can maybe boost it by a pointer to so those are in a normal year kind of the key factors. Scot: [6:25] So you’ve qualified like four times in there a normal year so what so then you have all that and then now we’ve got this raging pandemic what have you done to kind of tweak the model based on kind of unique circumstances of the 2020 offers. Andrew: [6:40] Yeah well first off I will say that almost all of those factors have been completely overwhelmed by pandemic conditions but I’ll start by taking you back to 2008 which was the hardest forecast that we ever had to predict if you could remember how the financial crisis happened August wouldn’t be very predictive because things still looked okay in August of that year and then September and October things dropped very quickly and we were starting to get readings e-…
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Ask Drone U
Ask Drone U
Drone U
ADU 01140: What Kind of Drone Mapping Deliverables Can I Offer Without Scale Constraints and GCP’s?
Today's question is about drone mapping. What are some deliverables that you can offer without scale constraints and GCP's? Our caller for today, Marc has come up with a great question about drone mapping. Specifically, Marc is wondering if there are any drone mapping uses that do not require the use of GCP's and scale constraints. As you may be aware, marking GCP's requires expensive GPS equipment costing thousands of dollars. Can you venture into drone mapping even if you are not in a position to make this investment? Topics discussed in this show include drones for historical preservation, for creating interative models, for processing insurance claims, and much, much more… Enjoy! Whether you are just getting started or looking to increase your revenue stream, our drone service providers are ready to help you achieve your most ambitious goals. Check out all our classes for 2020 by going here - http://bit.ly/mapclass2020 Recently crashed your drone? Unable to find trained technicians who can repair your drone quickly and at a reasonable rate? Don’t fret. The cool folks at Fortress UAV can help you get your drone back up in the air in as little as 7 days! Use Promo Code “DroneU” to get 25% off. Drone U Members get an extra 5% off on total repair costs. Check them out now! Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community.Follow us:Site - https://thedroneu.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/droneuInstagram - https://instagram.com/thedroneu/Twitter - https://twitter.com/thedroneuYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps This show is brought to you by Drone U's Mapping Classes Today's question is about creating drone deliverables without scale constraints and GCP's Learn how a Drone U member is mapping an Amazon distribution center with a single-grid mission without GCP's Using drone mapping for scouring film locations How drone mapping can further historical preservation Some more drone mapping uses where you don't need scale constraints or GCP's What are MTP's? Using drone mapping for creating an interactive model How to use drone mapping for insurance
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