10 Questions With Roastmaster General Jeff Ross, Who’s Invading Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Fresh off his latest standup special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail, the Roastmaster General is back on the road and bringing his funny act to Long Island this week. The Newark-native is best known for his brutal Comedy Central roasts of celebrities including Justin Bieber, Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump and many more. But he’s also got a lot more to say besides making fun of people. The Press spoke with “the meanest man in comedy,” who’s performing at NYCB Theater at Westbury at 8 p.m. June 25.Long Island Press: How exactly did you get started and end up as the Roastmaster General at Comedy Central?Jeff Ross: Man, I was doing stand-up for years and didn’t really have an interesting voice. Then one day, they asked me to be part of my first Friar’s Club roast … and I feel like I found my niche, my lane if you will.LIP: What is your impression of Long Island so far?JR: Oh man, well, I’m from New Jersey, but every hot Jewish girl I ever wanted to date was from Long Island, so maybe there’ll be some single women at the show. I definitely would love to speed-roast some Long Islanders at a certain point in my show on Thursday. I’ll invite anybody who wants to come up on stage and get speed-roasted.LIP: What can we expect to see in this upcoming show?JR: I’m talking a lot about the world at large now. People are curious about my jail experience, and I’m kind of fascinated by the darker subjects right now, so a lot of that will come out. Plus, my usual obsessions, food and sex, are a big part of the show. I wrote a couple of roast folk songs; I’m bringing my guitar, and then I’ll speed-roast some people on stage. It’s going to be a party!LIP: Are there any common misperceptions regarding your act?JR: You know what? People think I’m mean sometimes because they see me roast Justin Bieber and almost make him cry. But the truth is, it all comes from love. I say the things out loud that the people are afraid to say. I don’t like pranks, I like saying. If you’re going to do something, do it to their face.LIP: Is there ever a joke you couldn’t say? A line that shouldn’t be crossed?JR: In the right context, I think everything’s okay. People are so sensitive these days, but I think comedy is more important than ever. If comedians don’t cross the lines, then we’ll never know where the lines are.LIP: In your recent work, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail, you often talk about the first step to rehabilitation is laughing about yourself. Could you elaborate?JR: I think that’s true not just for inmates but in our real lives. I love people who take their jobs seriously, but I don’t really respect people who take themselves too seriously. It’s humanizing to see somebody laugh at their own mistakes and their own faults.LIP: I’ve recently seen you on Bill Maher and you’ve also performed at the Occupy Wall Street movement. Is politics something you’re looking to add to your performance?JR: For me, it’s never about the politics; it’s about the people. I respected their complaints and was curious about why they were down there, so I went down there. For me as a comedian, it’s always a mission to try and bring laughs where there aren’t any. Where it’s depressing or sad. So more than any other reason I just sympathize with the fact that we were hot and sweaty and outside. I like to think of comedy as purposeful. Comedy is really important and potent and healing. I didn’t see that when I first started. I saw it was good for me, but I didn’t realize it could be good for other people.LIP: You’ve directed your own film, Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie in 2005. How was this experience?JR: Oh man, it was an intense, lonely experience. I mean back then nobody really wanted to talk about Iraq in a funny, nonpolitical way and that was my goal. To try and show the human side of the soldiers and the comedians. It was a hot button political issue at the time, and I was making an unpolitical documentary so that wasn’t easy. And the same goes for the show I just did about criminals in a county jail. I wanted to show the human side. It’s not a political show, it’s about the people.LIP: How was your experience on Dancing With The Stars?JR: I really enjoyed that experience. Before me, comedians used to sing and dance. They were true entertainers. I tried to emulate that, but sadly I got voted off after the first commercial break. I got a scratched cornea on my last rehearsal and that basically knocked me out of the competition. Hey man, I’m one for one. I won a dance contest in summer camp when I was about 11. Fifty-50, baby!LIP: You’ve done dramatic roles in television shows, such as CSI and Six Feet Under. Is this something you look to do more of?JR: Every now and then, comedians get asked to do fun stuff. I really consider it a fun departure, kind of a hobby, but my true love is on stage, live in front of real people. And that’s why I’m working so hard on my act and getting people to come to my shows. I feel like it’s a great night out. I’m definitely going to try and top myself after the jail show. It’ll be provocative, dangerous and it’ll be funny. If you’re thinking of having a date on Thursday night, definitely do so. I talk about sex a lot, so you’re guaranteed to get some action afterward.last_img read more

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February 23, 2019 Police Blotter

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Former Pittsburgh teen named starter in the Eastbay All-American Bowl

first_imgDALLAS FRAZIER Much like the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has become the “can’t miss” game for football fans across the country looking for a preview of the nation’s top prep football talent, the Youth All-American Bowl was launched to highlight the next generation of prep stars.Pitting the nation’s top 8th graders against one another in an all-star format, the bowl brings together the top youth talent in the nation.Like Frank Sinatra sang about New York City,” If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere.”This year, the bowl returns to the Alamodome in San Antonio on Jan. 9, and will be webcast live. The bowl gives these young athletes a national platform to see how they stack up against one another.Dallas Frazier, 14, is a native of Pittsburgh and now resides in Anderson, SC. He is currently rated as one of the top 8th-grade football players in the state and he will be the starting strong safety.And isn’t that appropriate for someone who virtually grew up with a football in his hand?Indeed, legend has it that when Dallas was only a few months old, his grandfather placed a football in his crib, thereby setting him on the gridiron path.Former Penn Hills All-American and University of Michigan freshman Cullen Christian played in the US Army All-American game at the Alamodome last year.“The experience down there was probably the greatest experience you can get,” said Christian. “The players down south are really fast, but the players from Pittsburgh are tougher, more physical. I learned how to watch bigger receivers and faster receivers. You just got to pay attention to who you’re playing against.”Frazier’s family lineage is filled with football and stardom. His father, Scott “Scooter” Frazier, a baller in his own right, was a running back on Gateway’s 1986 state championship football team. His uncle James played on an undefeated state championship team and his Uncle Eric “Silk” Frazier played on a team that was ranked in the top ten nationally by USA Today. Then there is his cousin, actress Tamara Tunie, of Homestead, who is a star on Law and Order.It maybe a while before you can purchase a pair of Air Dallas sneakers, but one thing Dallas Frazier has never lacked is confidence.The 5’ 8”, 160-pound eighth-grader has used his fluid stride and uncanny balance to pick off 3 passes, returning one 96-yards for a touchdown. Even more impressive? He has never been flagged, despite his hitting with the aggression of a linebacker. Frazier plays like a combination of his two idols: big hitter Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers and ball hawk Ed Reed from the Baltimore Ravens.Frazier will continue to do anything that is asked of him, as last season he switched from playing tailback to fullback and from strong safety to linebacker.Dallas is truly a leader focused and determined to be the best he can be. With posters of Walter Payton and Marion Barber on the wall for motivation, the teenager trains his heart out even when the temperature drops below freezing and he’ll bundle up in a heavy coat, hat and gloves.“I’m not surprise how well Dallas is playing on defense,” said Gateway’s head coach Terry Smith. “All the Fraziers were known for what they were able to do on offense, but I think that they were even better on defense. They were all head hunters.”Dallas has been invited and accepted an invitation to attend Darrelle Revis (New York Jets) and Ty Law’s (Future NFL Hall of Famer) football camp this summer.“I’m scheduled to attend several camps this summer. I love spending the summer in Pittsburgh. I like Kennywood Park and Sandcastle,” said Frazier. “Me and my brother Zion love hanging out with our cousins DaVonte’, Derrick and Josh.”His long term goals are to earn a college division I scholarship. He has narrowed his list to seven schools including Pitt, Penn State, WVU, Texas, Georgia Tech, South Carolina and Clemson.“We stole the Frazier boys from Penn Hills.” said former Gateway and Hall of Fame coach Pete Antimarino. “They had the heart of champions. I wish I knew what made them tick.”The 80-plus-year-old coach isn’t the type to dabble in hyperbole—he knows better than to get caught up in a kid’s reputation—but he will say this: “If they gave out PhD’s for parenting then Mr. and Mrs. Frazier would be at the head of the line.”“Mr. Frazier was the president of the parent football boosters and he ruled with an iron fist,” added Antimarino.Dallas Frazier is aware of the football legacy his family has left at Gateway.“All my uncles, aunts and cousins want me to come back to Pittsburgh to play high school football,” said Dallas. “My dad is a sports agent and I see his and my uncle’s championship rings and watches, and trophies.” In the case of Dallas, he does owe a small debt to his father, who passed on to him amazing genetics that boost his athletic ability into the stratosphere.Almost as if it were meant to be. The new wave is here. Like Moses parting the Red Sea, the time has come to make room for the new generation of football players. The football universe has become diverse, and the 2011 Eastbay Football University Youth All-American Bowl game showcases the newest, most exciting, and the most promising football talent in the country.last_img read more

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Aussie Ashton Agar calls this Indian cricketer a ‘rockstar’ and wants to model his…

first_imgAdvertisement x8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3dtmxvWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ev6ps( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) z9yWould you ever consider trying this?😱lflCan your students do this? 🌚23g8m0mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Australian spinner Ashton Agar helped his side register an emphatic 107-run victory win over the Proteas in the first T20 International at Johannesburg on Friday and declared Ravindra Jadeja as a “Rockstar” and his “favourite player in the world”. The all-rounder was judged the man of the match after his hat-trick and a cameo 20 from nine deliveries proved enough for the South Africans at the Wanderers Stadium. The leg-spinner prior to this fantastic figure of 5/24, had an undistinguished India tour – picking up two wickets in three ODIs. But Agar revealed that a brief chat with the Indian all-rounder filled him with confidence.Advertisement Picture Credit: Cricket CountryAustralia battered South Africa to their heaviest defeat in cricket’s shortest format with the help of Agar, but he himself was all praise for Jadeja in the post-match conference, claiming to emulate his performance out there in the middle.“He’s my favourite player in the world – I want to play cricket like he does,” Agar said.Advertisement When asked on what makes Jadeja a consistent all-rounder, Agar said that his all-round attributes whether in batting, bowling or fielding, makes him an “absolute rockstar”.“He’s an absolute rockstar. He smacks them, gun fielder and spins the ball. But it’s just his presence when he’s out there, watching him filled me with confidence,”Advertisement “And just talking to him about spin bowling, (he said to) keep trying to spin the ball. When (he’s) batting, he has a really positive attitude and he takes that attitude into the field as well. So I was pretty inspired by talking to him,” the left-arm spinner added.The Australians are eager to wrap up the series at St George’s Park on February 23, while hosts South Africa hope to keep the three-match series alive in the second T20I at the city of Port Elizabeth.The third match of the T20I series will be played in Cape Town and bot the teams will lock-horns in a three-match ODI series starting February 29 onwards. You may also like:Aaron Finch reveals who it is harder to face – Ashwin or Jadeja!Watch: Aussie cricketer Ashton Agar suffers horrible laceration on nose after getting his by his brother during a match (Graphic) Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bombers get swept during Panthers’ hoop tourney

first_imgLVR jumped to a 15-3 lead.However, the wheels fell off after that and OKM actually led 35-18 at the half.The Bombers trailed the remainder of the game until mid-way through the fourth quarter when the bench players mounted a recovery effort against an 18 point deficit.With 10.3 seconds left and LVR down by three points, Johnson hit an open three-pointer to tie the game at 58-58.The Huskies failed to convert on their last possession and the game went to overtime.Matosevic and Darian Johnson were fouled out in hte overtime frame.With less than 30 seconds left and the Bombers leading 64-62, the Huskies fouled point guard robby Dixon, challenging him to convert a pair of freethrows.Dixon made one of two putting the Bombers up by three points.The Huskies managed to convert a possession and recover the ball, taking it in for a layup on the lacking bomber defense.The Huskies went on to win the match 66-65 sending the Bombers to 0-3 on the weekend.Matosevic had 22 points before fouling out with Watson netting 10 points.Johnson had nine while Kai Shave and Robby Dixon contributed six points each.Anderson netted five points and Eamon Studer chipped in with four. Lack of execution turned into three losses as the L.V. Rogers Bombers went zero for three at the Panthers High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Vernon.LVR lost to host, and tenth-ranked AAA Vernon, 64-48 before dropping a pair of games Saturday to Summerland Rockets and 66-65 to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.”We dropped the match with an embarrassing loss in my opinion based on lack of effort and mental toughness,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan following the Summerland loss.LVR opened against the top-ranked Panthers.However, poor defence against the older Vernon squad was the story of the game.Josh Matosevic scored 19 points while Robby Dixon netted 13. Eamon Studer and Darian Johnson each had five points.Saturday morning we saw a solid team from Summerland. Again the LVR defensive effort was nil and execution poor as the Bombers took a whole half to figure out against their 1-3-1 zone.Matosevic and Vinnie Watson scored 14 points each. Darian Johnson netted six points while Jake Anderson and Robby Dixon potted four. After a single game break, we faced off with the OKM Huskies of Kelowna.The Huskies had only six players and sat their star player the whole game as a precautionary measure due to injury.last_img read more

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Heroes rise as athletics fuels Philippine gold drive

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Trenten Anthony Beram, who ruled the 200-meter sprint late Wednesday night, is a math major at University of Connecticut back in the United States.READ: SEA Games: PH athletics team delivers 2 golds before day’s endFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’But Beram’s academics temporarily took a back seat to athletics as he helped save the day for Team Philippines, which was headed to a gold-less outing late Wednesday until Beram and decathlete Aries Toledo reeled in a victory each.“I knew that I was coming in as a rookie; nobody knows me so it is good to put my name out there,” said Beram. Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Born to a Filipino mother from Cebu City, Beram worked to obtain dual citizenship to be able to represent the Philippines here.Beram shocked the field with a gold medal performance in the 200m dash. He was to see action in 400m and relays in the coming days.READ: Tabal delivers first gold medal for PH, rules women’s marathon“The hard work paid off,” said Beram. “This is only the beginning.”Toledo also proved himself a hero at Bukit Jalil National Stadium, gritting through pain to emerge victorious.“I did everything I needed to do even if I was hurting all over—my back, my arms (during the javelin throw) and my whole body,” said Toledo in Filipino. “I told God to help me because I wanted to come through for the Philippines.”The 24-year-old Toledo, who hails from Nueva Ecija, finished with 7,433 points to snare the gold.Also winning gold for athletics were Mary Joy Tabal, who captured the country’s first victory when she ruled women’s marathon, and Eric Cray, in 400m hurdles. View comments Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img SEA Games: PH’s Lois Go settles for bronze in Ladies’ golf OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson What’s in store for your animal sign this year “I though top three (in the men’s 200) would be good so winning the gold is a bonus,” added Beram, who crossed the finish in 20.96 seconds.While most athletes based abroad are recruited, Beram is a certified “walk-in.”READ: SEA Games: Cray strikes gold in 400m hurdles He reached out to the Philippine Track and Field Association wanting to join its weekly relays.“He went straight to us and inquired how to go about playing for Philippine team,” said athletics official Edward Kho.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Mark Harry Diones, who won silver for men’s triple jump event, Anthony Beram, who won gold in men’s 200 meters, and Aries Toledo also won gold in Men’s Decathlon, in the Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday night. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR— Athletics continues to lead the way or Team Philippines in the 29th Southeast Asian Games here, with four gold medals already in the bag.One of those golds came from someone who would be comfortable being labeled either a jock or a nerd.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Understanding Indoor Air Quality (1) – Building Science Podcast

first_imgThis podcast series is excerpted from a two-day class called “Building Science Fundamentals” taught by Dr. Joe Lstiburek and Dr. John Straube, of Building Science Corporation.Last week, Dr. John discussed humidity and the damage it can do to a building. This week, Dr. Joe explains his preferred method of evaluating indoor air quality and why it works. He also points out that air contaminants are usually a symptom of the breakdown of building materials by water, heat, ultraviolet light, and ozone.__________________________________________________Practical air quality evaluationWe’re going to do the four p’s: people, pollutant, path, pressure. That’s a way of looking at indoor air quality, it’s a completely different way of looking at things from the traditional industrial hygiene community view of indoor air quality, which is based on concentration of contaminates versus dilution. That approach is completely correct, completely accurate, and totally useless. The approach that I’m going to propose is not completely accurate, not completely precise, but extremely useful. And so, as an engineer, this is going to be approximately correct, but not precisely or strictly correct. So it’s gonna get you eighty, ninety percent of the way to understanding what’s going on with very little effort; and once you’ve got the big picture sort of figured out, you can then transition into the traditional, industrial hygiene approach.How it worksOkay. What’s this based on? If you have people over here, and you have a pollutant over there, you don’t have a problem because the people and the pollutant aren’t in the same place. You need a way for the pollutant to get to the people; so you need a connection. You need a path. If you have people here, the pollutant here, and you have a path, you have a problem. Well, you don’t yet — you still need something to push the pollutant down the path to the people. You need a pressure. So you need all four things for there to be a problem: people, pollutant, path, pressure.Many different people and pollutantsThe trouble with people is that they’re people! No two people are alike, so it’s difficult to get a uniform or identical response from people to a similar exposure. Some people are more sensitive than others to the same exposure. I’m a very sensitive person and you know, even to modest exposures of things I react in strange ways. You know a very small amount of alcohol makes me do very, very, very strange things. So anyway, people don’t act the same way to the same exposure. So it’s very difficult to make recommendations on exposures, because, how do you choose which group of people, or what type of person you’re dealing with? In terms of pollutants, there are a million of them available to deal with! Which one do you pick? You would go broke if all you did was try to measure pollutants. The problem with pollutant measurement technology is that we don’t have the ability to go into a space and measure the pollutants in the space. Now I’m going to be very careful about what I’ve just said. If you go into a space, we don’t have the technology to measure the pollutants in the space. You don’t go into a space and ask: “what’s in the air in this space?” You go into a space and you ask: “is this in the space? or this in the space? Or is this in the space? You’ve got a million choices to ask about. So when somebody says: “We’ve tested the air in this space, and we didn’t find anything.” No, what they’re really saying is, “What we tested for we didn’t find within our limits of accuracy of the test procedure that we used.” That’s very, very different from saying, “There’s nothing wrong with the air.” Just means what we tested for, we didn’t find within the limits of the test.Don’t start with air testingWell how the hell do you know what to test for? Well, you shouldn’t test for things until you already understand the problem. And so, that’s why all of the people who really know about indoor air quality, like the EPA and the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, say that the last thing you should do is start off an investigation of indoor air quality by doing air testing. Because any of the money that you use on testing won’t be available to you to fix the problem. And the air testing is always going to find stuff in the air, you’re just not going to know what it means. And it gets even worse. If you find stuff in the air you have to ask yourself, is it bad or good? And more fundamentally, where did it come from? We don’t know whether it’s bad or good because very few contaminants have known dose/response relationships so we can actually set acceptable or unacceptable limits to it. So it’s very difficult to measure something in the air, and say, “This is actually bad, and it’ll be good if it drops below this concentration.” We can only do that with very few things. Usually it’s stuff that people don’t manufacture, make, or distribute. So we have really, really good standards for radon. Why? Nobody makes it. Who are you going to sue, God? Right? So let’s say you find something in the air. Where the hell does it come from? Well, that’s pretty fundamental, or pretty important.Pollutants often come from damaged materialsAnd so I’m going to say: forget about that. Most pollutants come from things that get really hot, or really wet, or exposed to ultraviolet light or ozone. We call these things damage function. When damage functions act on materials they damage them. That’s why we call them damage functions. And one of the things that results from the damage is that the stuff falls apart. And as it falls apart, or breaks down, the break down particles are often contaminants in the form of gasses and particles. So as you expose materials to damage functions, your break down products can be viewed as contaminants that are in the form of gasses and particles and the particles are very tiny, they have a very tiny aerodynamic diameter that they can get into the air, and be transported in the air as the solid form.What’s the biggest source?And so what part of your building gets the hottest, and wettest, and most exposed to ultraviolet light and ozone? It’s the roof. So what’s the typical roof? You know, a black EPDM membrane. And you’re on the top of that black EPDM membrane roof in July. And the temperature is what? One hundred and eighty degrees. So you go up on that roof, and you’re standing there, and you go (inhale) — what do you smell? The roof! The roof is emitting huge quantities of VOCs — volatile organic compounds. If you take your hand and you rub it on the top of the roof it’ll actually fall apart in your hand. If those particles get into the air we have an aerosol. So you can actually sense — feel with your own nose because your nose is actually more accurate for detecting chemicals than a gas chromatograph — and you can actually smell the roof breaking down while you’re on it. Which is why it’s always a good idea to put you’re building’s fresh air intake up on the roof. Because you then actually hoover up the VOCs and eject them right into the breathing zone of the occupied space.The pollutant is the symptom, not the problemWho are the mold folks here? There are a couple of mold folks here. What we’ve learned is that you don’t look for mold because you’re always going to find mold in the air. What you look for is the wet spot, because that’s where the mold is coming from. So you search for mold by looking for water. Alright? So you search for VOCs not by looking for VOCs; you search for VOCs by looking for something that’s hot that would be giving off the VOCs. So you look for pollutants by looking for the thing that’s hot, or wet, or exposed to ultraviolet light, or to ozone. And then ask yourself, are those things connected to the breathing zone of the occupied space by a pathway and pressure relationship? I only sample after I know what’s going on, in order to shut up people that don’t know what’s going on. So you don’t look for pollutants, you look for the hot spot, the wet spot, the spot that’s exposed to ultraviolet light and ozone and work backwards via a pollutant, pressure, and pathway relationship. So you do an indoor air quality investigation by thinking in two dimensions at the same time. On one axis is what? People, pollutant, path, pressure. On the other axis is hot, wet, UV. Now, there’s ozone in there, but the first three damage functions are in order of magnitude more significant than the fourth one. So the really, really important ones are hot, wet, UV; ozone is kind of important, but it’s not in the same league as the other one. Why even mention it? Because it’s not insignificant. In other words it’s not the big three, but it can cause you some grief. Are you with me on this?How damaging are these effects?Now, each one of these effects by itself is annoying. Two or three of them acting together is really, really bad. We view these as being exponential and synergistic. Exponential means that each affect by itself gets very, very, very bad, but nor on a linear increase, but on a really ramping increase. So we know with temperature, every ten degree rise Kelvin in a material doubles the off-gassing rate. That’s eighteen degrees Fahrenheit. So you double the badness of a material every 18 degrees. Using Joe math that’s approximately what? Twenty. So every twenty degree increase you double the off-gassing. Now, it doesn’t take very long to have a factor of four. That would be how many degrees? Forty. Cause it’s two by two, so the first twenty degrees doubles it, the second twenty degrees doubles the double. So that would be four. See you want your salary to be increasing exponentially, not linearly. Right? Ok. Now the same thing with humidity. It turns out as you double vapor pressure, you basically double off-gassing. And that’s approximately eighteen percent relative humidity. That’s purely by chance. They’re not connected, the eighteen and eighteen — it just happened serendipitously … accidentally … I can’t even frickin’ pronounce it. Alright. Now the same thing with UV light. Every ten percent increase in UV light results in the doubling of the factors. Now when any two of them are acting together, they’re not additive affects, they’re multiplicative affects, so if you really what to trash something, make it hot, make it wet, and expose it to sunlight. And then zap it with a little bit of ozone.Why should people care?It’s the same thing for humans, not just materials. It’s true. If you want to live a long time, you go to some place that it’s cold, that it’s dry, you protect yourself from UV light, you stay away from urban areas, because urban areas have what? Ozone! And you eat nuts and berries. So you’ll live a very long time but you’ll feel miserable and wish you were dead. So where is the worst place to retire? Florida! Cause you’re going to a place that has what? Hot, wet, humidity, and it’s an urban area. So you’re going to frickin’ die. Alright, let’s go to hospitals. The worst thing to do if you’re sick is to be in a humidified space. The dryer it is, the healthier it is. So why do we humidify hospitals? Cause they’re filled with explosive gasses and we don’t want them to blow up. That’s very unhealthy. Unfortunately, you get lots of mold and bacterial growth and that’s really bad, cause if you’re sick, your immune system is weak, and you’re exposed to these opportunistic pathogens. So the most dangerous place to be if you’re sick is in a humidified hospital. It’s part of the new health care system. Alright. People, pollutants, path, pressure. Cause there’s always going to be a pathway, and there’s always going to be pressures. You can never get rid of all the holes, you can just get rid of the big holes.last_img read more

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Android Fragmentation: Getting Worse All The Time

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Tags:#Android#Apple#fragmentation#iOS#mobile#Samsung What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Matt Asay You might think that Samsung’s dominance of the Android ecosystem would make Android’s long-time nemesis, fragmentation, better. But you would be wrong.A recent set of visualizations from OpenSignal captures this point well. Yes, Samsung controls 47.5% of the Android market. With this in mind, the Android market looks like it’s coalescing around a few (read: one) dominant vendor, which would expect to reduce fragmentation:Credit: OpenSignalBut this brand-level view is deceptive. Even with Samsung dominating the landscape, Android fragmentation is accelerating, if anything. In 2012 there were 3,997 different Android devices on the market. In 2013 that number has nearly tripled to 11,868. Here’s a look at Android device fragmentation in July 2012:Credit: OpenSignalAnd here’s July 2013:Credit: OpenSignalPretty as these visualizations are, it’s not surprising developers continue to prefer Apple’s somewhat staid device and OS line-up. Limited, great choices for consumers add up to expansive, great choices for developers. In a recent report, VisionMobile found that iOS is selected more frequently than average by developers that value revenue potential (+12%), graphics (+7%), app discovery (+8%) and user reach (+10%).On the one hand, it’s easy to say “Who cares?”, given Android’s continued upward trend in market share. After all, broad fragmentation means that everyone can get an Android device that is a close fit for their particular needs. Long live the Long Tail!But fragmentation is only going to get worse, as emerging market, no-name vendors bludgeon Samsung’s market share with low-cost devices. And as cartoonist Hugh MacLeod once detailed, as much as we may like to glorify the Long Tail, it hasn’t worked out very well in practice. It turns out that both consumers and developers really like Short Tail products and economics. The Android ecosystem should pay attention. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

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Vikas to get Best Boxer award at AIBA 70th anniversary gala

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Nov 27 (PTI) In a historic first for Indian boxing, former Asian Games gold-medallist Vikas Krishan will be presented the Best Boxer award by the International Boxing Association for his performance this year, during the world bodys 70th anniversary celebrations on December 20. “In recognition of your achievements throughout the year, AIBA would like to use the occasion to present you with the 2016 AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) Best Boxer award,” AIBA President wrote in a letter sent to the two-time Olympian. The 24-year-old Vikas is currently in New Jersey, USA. He he has been training there for more than a fortnight to prepare for the season ahead. The two-time Asian Games medallist, a gold in 2010 and a bronze in 2014, Vikas competed in two APB bouts this year. He lost the first but went on to beat Kenyas Nickson Abaka in the second bout that was held in Delhi which was conducted by the Professional Boxing Organisation of India (PBOI). Abaka is currently placed 8th in the AIBA APB rankings. “It is a huge honour but I am not particularly happy because I have already missed what I really wanted this year and that is an Olympic medal,” Vikas told PTI over phone from New Jersey. The Haryana-lad, who is also a former World Championships bronze medallist, had gone down in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics. “I am told I am the first Indian boxer to get such an award. That is a great thing but I cannot say that it makes me very happy because the Olympic disappointment is still there,” the middleweight boxer said. Vikas said he decided to be in US for training to improve his defensive skills. “I have decided to set small goals for myself. So right now I am focussing on the World Championships next year. Tokyo Olympics is far off and by that time I intend to have a flawless game. I am training like a professional boxer so that I master the art of defence,” he said. “I want to build a momentum which carries me through. In 2019 when the Olympic qualifiers start, I want to be the first Indian boxer to qualify so that I get enough time to plan. I qualified too late for Rio, just a couple of months before the Games. I dont want that to happen again,” he said. “I dont want to leave it to the last moment,” he added. During the same gala, the celebrated M C Mary Kom will be presented the Legends Award in recognition of her contribution to the sport. PTI PM CM CMadvertisementlast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea hero Pat Nevin: Big 2019 to look forward to

first_imgChelsea hero Pat Nevin: Big 2019 to look forward toby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea hero Pat Nevin believes the club has plenty to look forward to in 2019.He wrote for the club’s website: “Obviously changing a manager is a stressful business, but rarely has that change looked so smooth than it has with the introduction of Maurizio Sarri. “The football is as pleasing on the eye as you could hope for much of the time and the club certainly looks to have taken on board most of the modern technical and tactical football ideas out there.”Maybe the best thing about where we are now at the end of the year is the excitement about the year to come. It will be interesting, enjoyable, entertaining and hopefully successful. It will of course have its ups and downs, but what would I wish for most in the year to come at Chelsea? Like many of us in 12 months’ time I hope once again to be saying the phrase, ‘Eden Hazard has had another great year for Chelsea’. If we can say that, then we will probably have some more silverware too.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Ranting Hard About The Championship Game Referees, Thinks They Should Lose Their Jobs

first_imgnational championship referees ball fingertipsIn a word, the refereeing during tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game was questionable. There were bad calls on both sides during Duke’s 68-63 victory against Wisconsin, but one call seemed to stand out. This one. Former Michigan State star and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green is ranting hard about the officiating on Twitter. He thinks they should lose their jobs. Between the NCAA not paying players and the calls the referees make I don’t know what’s more corrupt!!! That was ridiculous— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015If those 3 refs don’t lose their jobs the entire NCAA need to be under federal review!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015Congrats to my young bull @BigJah15 doe!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015But whew it’s hard not to get that call right— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015The officiating was poor throughout the NCAA Tournament, so it’s not very surprising that is was poor in the championship game.last_img read more

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When Did Florida State, Jimbo Fisher First See Video Of Dismissed QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman?

first_imgDe'Andre Johnson seen on camera punching a woman.De’Andre Johnson Florida StateOn Monday, Florida State dismissed four-star freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the dual-threat QB punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar in June. Some were critical of FSU and head coach Jimbo Fisher for taking until Monday night to dismiss the talented prospect. Fisher and Florida State officials, though, claim they see the video tape until it was published online yesterday. Via @JShankerESPN: #FSU officials didn’t see video of Johnson punching woman until it was published on Tallahassee Democrat site Monday— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015#FSU official said Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher didn’t see video until Monday night because he was traveling in West Virginia— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015In the end, all that really matters is that Johnson was dismissed and justice gets served. But that’s pretty hard to believe.last_img read more

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Kohli Rahane power India to commanding position against WI

first_imgNorth Sound (Antigua): Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane’s half centuries strengthened India’s position in the first Test against West Indies, the two performing their leadership duties with aplomb here.After a career-defining 81 in the first innings, vice-captain Rahane remained unbeaten on 53 while skipper Kohli was batting on 51, as India reached 185 for three at stumps on the third day of their opening World Championship Test on Saturday.The visitors enjoyed an overall lead of 260 runs with seven wickets in hand and two full days play remaining. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhDropped on 17 by John Campbell off Kemar Roach’s bowling, Rahane made full use of the life to register his career’s 18th half-century.Rahane and Kohli’s unbroken fourth-wicket stand yielded 104 runs in 41.4 overs.India lost three wickets after lunch before Rahane and Kohli joined hands and the duo played without taking any risk to keep the visitors ahead.Off-spinner Roston Chase was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts, taking two wickets for 69 runs. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterOpener Mayank Agarwal (16) was the first wicket to fall for India in the second innings, controversially trapped in front by Chase in the 14th over. Although TV replays showed the ball was missing the leg stump, the batsman didn’t go for a review.After Agarwal’s departure, K L Rahul (38) and Chesteshwar Pujara (25) added 43 runs for the second wicket to take India forward.Rahul, however, gave away his wicket, bowled by Chase. He went across his stumps while going for a sweep, only to expose all the three stumps and the West Indian spinner succeeded as the batsman failed to connect the ball. An over later, Roach went through Pujara’s defence to reduce India to 81 for three.India had earlier taken a healthy 75-run first-innings lead, which had swelled to 89 by lunch.The visitors bowled out West Indies for 222 in 74.2 overs in their first innings in reply to their 297 all out, with Ishant Sharma returning figures of 5 for 43.Besides Ishant, Mohammed Shami (2/48) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2/64) scalped two wickets apiece.For West Indies, Chase top-scored with 48 while skipper Jason Holder played a fighting 39-run knock, as the hosts failed to build up partnerships.At the opening break of the third day, India were 14 for no loss in their second innings.Earlier, resuming at overnight 189 for eight, Holder and Miguel Cummins ground it out for 103 balls, forging a 41-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take West Indies closer to the Indian total.Holder made 39 off 65 balls with the help of five boundaries and even though Cummins could not open his account, he lasted 45 balls to frustrate the Indian bowlers. India needed 85 balls in the opening session to dislodge the duo.The partnership was finally broken when Holder edged a Mohammed Shami delivery to wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant in the 74th over.Left-arm spinner Jadeja drew the curtains on West Indies innings when he cleaned up Cummins an over later.last_img read more

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Countrys first regional happiness index for Madhya Pradesh by FY20

first_imgIndore: If everything goes as per plan, Madhya Pradesh might become the first state in the country to have a happiness index (HI) in place by the end of the financial year 2019-20, a top official has said. Madhya Pradesh Institute of Happiness CEO Akhilesh Argal said they are giving the final touches to the questionnaire for an upcoming government survey to measure the HI. “We are giving final touches to the questionnaire for the survey which will be launched in November this year. It is our aim that the survey is completed by the end of this financial year and the maiden happiness index announced,” said Argal. He said the state government has made Kharagpur-based IIT’s Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness as its “knowledge partner” for this unique project. “To prepare the survey, about 15,000 people from various villages, towns and cities in Madhya Pradesh would be contacted and their views on wide range of topics like lifestyle, income, education, health, safety, achievements, interests, positive and negative feelings, inter-personal relationships, attachment to environment etc. would be taken,” informed the CEO.last_img read more

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Academic says hes being scapegoated in Facebook data case Update

Facebook has expressed outrage over the misuse of its data as Cambridge Analytica, the British firm at the centre of a major scandal rocking the social media giant Meanwhile, Britain’s information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, said she is pursuing a warrant to search Cambridge Analytica’s servers. She has also asked Facebook to cease its own audit of Cambridge Analytica’s data use.Denham said the prime allegation against Cambridge Analytica is that it acquired personal data in an unauthorized way, adding that data protection laws require services like Facebook to have strong safeguards against misuse of data.Leading Democrats in the U.S. Senate also called on Zuckerberg to testify. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Facebook’s latest privacy scandal a “danger signal.” She wants Zuckerberg’s assurances that Facebook is prepared to take the lead on measures to protect user privacy—or Congress may step in.Kogan’s work involved modeling human behavior through social media. In collaboration with Cambridge Analytica, he developed a Facebook-based personality survey called “This Is Your Digital Life” and paid about 200,000 people to take part. As a result, participants unknowingly gave the researchers access to the profiles of their Facebook friends, allowing them to collect data from millions more users.Kogan said Cambridge Analytica approached him to gather Facebook data and provided the legal advice that this was “appropriate.””One of the great mistakes I did here was I just didn’t ask enough questions,” he said. “I had never done a commercial project; I didn’t really have any reason to doubt their sincerity. That’s certainly something I strongly regret now.”He said the firm paid some $800,000 for the work, but it went to participants in the survey.”My motivation was to get a dataset I could do research on; I have never profited from this in any way personally,” he said. Alexandr Kogan, a psychology researcher at Cambridge University, told the BBC that both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have tried to place the blame on him for violating the social media platform’s terms of service, even though Cambridge Analytica ensured him that everything he did was legal.”My view is that I’m being basically used as a scapegoat by both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica,” he said. “Honestly, we thought we were acting perfectly appropriately, we thought we were doing something that was really normal.”Authorities in Britain and the United States are investigating the alleged improper use of Facebook data by Cambridge Analytica, a U.K.-based political research firm. Facebook shares have dropped 9.2 percent, lopping more than $50 billion off the company’s market value, since the revelations were first published, raising questions about whether social media sites are violating users’ privacy.The head of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, was suspended Tuesday after Britain’s Channel 4 News broadcast hidden camera footage of him suggesting the company could use young women to catch opposition politicians in compromising positions. Footage also showed Nix bragging about the firm’s pivotal role in the Trump campaign.Nix said Cambridge Analytica handled “all the data, all the analytics, all the targeting” for the Trump campaign, and used emails with a “self-destruct timer” to make the firm’s role more difficult to trace.”There’s no evidence, there’s no paper trail, there’s nothing,” he said.In a statement, Cambridge Analytica’s board said Nix’s comments “do not represent the values or operations of the firm, and his suspension reflects the seriousness with which we view this violation.”Facebook itself is drawing criticism from politicians on both sides of the Atlantic for its alleged failure to protect users’ privacy.On Tuesday, the chairman of the U.K. parliament’s media committee, Damian Collins, said his group has repeatedly asked Facebook how it uses data, but company officials “have been misleading to the committee.”The committee summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify. Facebook sidestepped questions on whether Zuckerberg would appear, saying instead that the company is currently focused on conducting its own reviews. Explore further Citation: Academic says he’s being scapegoated in Facebook data case (Update) (2018, March 21) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-03-app-scapegoat-facebook-row.html An academic who developed the app used by Cambridge Analytica to harvest data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday that he had no idea his work would be used in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and that he’s being scapegoated in the fallout from the affair. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Cambridge Analytica: firm at the heart of Facebook scandal This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. read more

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