#019 The story of the Isetta | BMW Podcast
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The BMW Isetta is an icon of automotive and BMW history — even if it’s not your typical BMW. Join us in this episode to discover the history of the Isetta: Where its name comes from. How the iconic bubble car is related to a refrigerator. What this small vintage car has to do with escaping East Germany and so much more. Our podcast hosts Sara and Jonathan did some research and dove into the depths of the BMW Group Classic archive. Listen to this episode of “Changing Lanes” to find the answers and hear what they found out, in our fascinating history of this classic BMW.

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Ask Drone U
Ask Drone U
Drone U
ADU 01139: Are Large Organizations Hiring DSP’s for Drone Mapping?
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The Civil Engineering Podcast: Civil Eng
Anthony Fasano
TCEP 155: Learning and Development: Understanding People Starts With Understanding Yourself
In this episode, I talk to Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC, the CEO at MSA Professional Services, Inc., about his career journey of becoming a CEO. He provides some great learning and development advice throughout the episode, which makes it one of my favorites. Engineering Quotes: Here Are Some of the Questions I Ask Gil: How big is your firm and what markets do you serve? What advice can you give engineers who want to be in a leadership role but are struggling to work with people? How do you see the civil engineering industry going for the next three to five years and beyond? With all that has happened with the pandemic, does this change the way you think about the future for the company? You are a big proponent of learning and development. Why is it important to you? Here Are Some Key Points Discussed in This Episode: MSA consists of 17 offices and approximately 380 employees. It is a full-service, multidisciplinary firm, and its corporate purpose is to positively impact the lives of others. Engineers who want to work in a leadership role need to know that project management and people leadership are two different skill sets. You first need to get project management training and have project management as one of your basic skills. Only then should you look at people leadership and decide if it is something that you want to do. People leadership is all about people, and you need to understand yourself before you can understand other people. You need to understand that nobody is perfect and everyone, including yourself, has things that they are working on to better themselves. Management and leadership are two different things. Management is looking at the numbers and treating the system and the people like parts of a machine. Leadership is trying to figure out how to motivate people to do the right thing. Civil engineering is in the infrastructure business, and the infrastructure business is always needing to be repaired, changed, or upgraded. This means that civil engineering will be a great place to spend your career in the future, as there will be a lot of work for you to do. The biggest business trend for the future is uncertainty. Risk mitigation is always there, but now we need to apply it to a new set of unknowns and risks. Area planning is a good exercise and allows you to explore several different futures. Focus on what you think is going to happen, as well as what you think is not going to happen. This will allow you to have a better outlook on the possibilities and actions that may need to be taken.  The goal of learning and development is to align employee goals and performance with that of the organization's. Without learning and development, we remain static. What got you here is not going to get you there. If you do not grow yourself, you should not expect to move on to new or more responsibility. Learning and development To advance your career, think about what you are going to build in terms of new skills that you can offer your employer. This will then demonstrate that you are ready for something new. More Details in This Episode… About Gil Hantzsch, P.E., FACEC Gil currently serves as MSA's CEO and sits on its board of directors. Since becoming CEO in 2013, he has focused on raising the bar for himself and everyone else at MSA. In that time, the company has undertaken many major improvement efforts that include the creation of 14 Communities of Practice, the incorporation of a client service initiative centered on obtaining feedback from clients, annually increasing the commitment to training and development, and the implementation of a Strategic Plan that has launched new service lines and geographic expansions. Gil led the effort that allowed MSA to become 100% employee-owned through the c...
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The Politics Guys
The Politics Guys
The Politics Guys
Dr. Brad Spellberg on Solving The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off
Mike talks with Dr. Brad Spellberg, chief medical officer at the Los Angeles County+ University of Southern California Medical Center and the associate dean for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Spellberg is also author of the recently released book Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying: How to Solve The Great American Healthcare Rip-Off ( https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Bankrupt-Dying-American-Healthcare/dp/1544509065/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1603224442&sr=8-1 ) which they discuss on this episode. *Topics Mike & Dr. Spellberg Cover Include:* * the very unsystematic nature of the American healthcare ‘system’ * how the US compares to other rich countries in healthcare access, cost, efficiency, and effectiveness * where all the money goes in US healthcare spending * the myth of lavishly overpaid US doctors * the problem with ‘fee for service’ medicine * medical bankruptcies * the Affordable Care Act * the importance of considering American culture in proposing healthcare ‘fixes’ * market-oriented healthcare reform proposals * if progressives states like California can act on their own to reform healthcare *Mike’s New Podcast* - Politics Makes Me Sick ( https://politicsmakesmesick.com/ ) *The Politics Guys* on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/politicsguyspage ) | Twitter ( https://twitter.com/politicsguys ) *Listener support helps make The Politics Guys possible*. If you’re interested in supporting the, go to patreon.com/politicsguys ( https://www.patreon.com/politicsguys ) or politicsguys.com/support ( https://www.politicsguys.com/support ). Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-politics-guys/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands
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Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
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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
IRL - Online Life Is Real Life
IRL - Online Life Is Real Life
Firefox, backed by Mozilla
Privacy or Profit - Why Not Both?
Every day, our data hits the market when we sign online. It’s for sale, and we’re left to wonder if tech companies will ever choose to protect our privacy rather than reap large profits with our information. But, is the choice — profit or privacy — a false dilemma? Meet the people who have built profitable tech businesses while also respecting your privacy. Fact check if Facebook and Google have really found religion in privacy. And, imagine a world where you could actually get paid to share your data. In this episode, Oli Frost recalls what happened when he auctioned his personal data on eBay. Jeremy Tillman from Ghostery reveals the scope of how much ad-tracking is really taking place online. Patrick Jackson at Disconnect.me breaks down Big Tech’s privacy pivot. DuckDuckGo’s Gabriel Weinberg explains why his private search engine has been profitable. And Dana Budzyn walks us through how her company, UBDI, hopes to give consumers the ability to sell their data for cash. IRL is an original podcast from Firefox. For more on the series, go to irlpodcast.org. Read about Patrick Jackson and Geoffrey Fowler's privacy experiment. Learn more about DuckDuckGo, an alternative to Google search, at duckduckgo.com. And, we're pleased to add a little more about Firefox's business here as well — one that puts user privacy first and is also profitable. Mozilla was founded as a community open source project in 1998, and currently consists of two organizations: the 501(c)3 Mozilla Foundation, which backs emerging leaders and mobilizes citizens to create a global movement for the health of the internet; and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, which creates Firefox products, advances public policy in support of internet user rights and explores new technologies that give people more control and privacy in their lives online. Firefox products have never — and never will never — buy or sell user data. Because of its unique structure, Mozilla stands apart from its peers in the technology field as one of the most impactful and successful social enterprises in the world. Learn more about Mozilla and Firefox at mozilla.org.
27 min
Darko.Audio podcast
Darko.Audio podcast
John Darko
#21 - Work Experience
With Twittering Machines' Michael Lavorgna. https://twitteringmachines.com/ PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/johndarko Mentioned in this episode... Paul Klee's Twittering Machine: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/37347 Adam A3x: https://www.adam-audio.com/en/ax-series/a3x/ IsoAcoustics ISO130: https://isoacoustics.com/iso-130-isolation-stands/ IsoAcoustics Gaia II: https://isoacoustics.com/products/gaia-series/ 6moons: https://6moons.com/ In Living Stereo: https://inlivingstereo.com/ Carfrae Little Big Horns: http://www.creationaudio.com.au/Carfrae.html Cambridge Audio CXN (V2): https://youtu.be/N8bSQSFm56E Soundstage Hifi - More measurements? Here’s why: https://www.soundstagehifi.com/index.php/opinion/1491-more-measurements-heres-why “What Diego doesn’t attempt to do with these measurements -- nor will he in future -- is correlate them with what was heard in the listening sessions for the product reviewed. Although some audio publications try to marry measurements with listening impressions, we don’t feel that’s the right thing to do -- it potentially gives readers bad information. As we’ve found out in the 25 years we’ve been publishing, although there’s broad consensus in the engineering and scientific communities about which measurements are valuable, how that measuring should be performed, and what good and bad measurement outcomes look like in terms of well-engineered, technically proficient products, there’s little consensus about how that translates to what we hear, especially when the differences in measured performance are minute. Therefore, we’d rather let the listening impressions and the measurements speak for themselves, directly to our readers, without trying to mix the two." Wavelength Audio Junior: https://twitteringmachines.com/in-barn-for-flashback-fi-wavelength-audio-junior-integrated-amplifier/ Klipsch KG-4: https://www.klipsch.com/products/kg-4 Audio Analogue Puccini: https://www.tnt-audio.com/ampli/puccinie.html Sun Audio SV300 BE: https://www2.big.or.jp/~sunaudio/sv/sv300be_e.html
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