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    Don’t Trust Prince Ea (Diss track)
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    Don’t Trust Prince Ea (Diss track)

    December 6, 2019

    Hi! I’m Dave from Boyinaband! Recently, I was looking around the Internet when I found a video telling me “You are not depressed!” “Stop it!” with an angry looking guy in the thumbnail who I recognised This is Prince Ea He’s a Youtuber and rapper who has more recently started making content which is motivating and inspiring according to himself You’ve probably seen some of the more successful stuff on Facebook His spoken word videos have gone freakin’ crazy viral Now at first glance, it looks like he’s spreading a good message but underneath the surface there are some really fundamental things he’s doing which struck me as seriously dodgy and watching the video behind the angry thumbnail pushed me over the edge so today I’m calling out Prince EA on several things I think he’s doing wrong First, that video okay so it´s obvious clickbait and that’s understandable we’ve all gotta do what we gotta do tocompetewithbuzzfeed youknowwhatI’msayin But the problem I have is within the content Did he just say that? I’m so mad I’m seriously going to go off on this guy in the comments How did he know? Okay I’m gonna have to stop you there No. Depression does not always go See it looks like you’re mixing up this wikipedia page with this one “depressed” can be a mood like sadness or frustration but “depressed” can also refer to major depressive pffffrickinghair major depressive disorder a mental disorder people are genetically predisposed to I’ll let this professor from Stanford University explain it It’s a biochemical disorder with a genetic component in early experience influences where somebody can’t appreciate sunsets and that’s what this disease is about Seriously well worth watching the full thing small Hagrid has some great insight so let’s see what else Prince has to say If you have to tell someone something is life changing then it probably isn’t that life changing Okay I get what you’re trying to say if you treat your emotions and thoughts as if you were a passive observer you’re more likely to be able to live with them this is at the core of a type of scientifically backed therapy which my therapist did called ACT I actually e-mailed one of the people who created the therapy Steven Hayes sent me a bunch of studies with evidence of it being effective but there are a lot of people who are stuck with brains that do not let their sadness go and this is why this part of his video is so problematic For those people who have the mental disorder it’s like saying to someone in the middle of a heart attack ‘You don’t have heart attacks you may be experiencing a heart attack but you do not have heart attacks heart attacks come… they go….’ And judging from the comments it’s not just me who felt strongly about this In fact one of his fans uploaded a response video which really explained this well First of all thank you for being an increadible force for change it’s fantastic but uhm dude if this is depression and you had been in my house yesterday I would have thrown the fucking thing at you it’s not a choice that people make it’s a shift in perception that’s caused by or has it’s basis in biochemistry What you’re saying now I think almost even errs on the side of being a little bit dangerous for folks
    [hard to hear, someone please check] But I thought I’d give him the benefit of the doubt maybe he just messed up once with this topic until I found another video where he mentions the same concept with some more mistakes See this world we live in it creates depression For the mood: yes. For the mental illness: no. Sunsets This is where the damaging part comes in See everybody suffers from depression There’s always this little voice between the lines there of “Come on, pull yourself together” “we all deal with this sort of thing” This video is going to encourage that voice in depressed people which makes them feel inadequate everyone else has a come and go but not me That’s the kind of thing that could contribute to the statisticky reference at the start of this video Did you know that in ten years depression will be the leading cause of death Hang on, really? Even over heart disease or cancer? That seems really freaking high let me check your sources oh wait, there isn’t one wait is it here? no what about under here behind this? HERE? WHETHEHELLISIT? and this is the next problem The guy references studies all over the place I read a study yesterday Studies show the There was a study done a hospital study At a rate of 40 football fields every minute But I can’t find his sources any fricking where not in the description not on his Facebook posts not hidden in the background of his videos WAIT WHAT’S THAT oh it’s just bigfoot false alarm *AHAAAH* So I have no idea whether what he’s saying is just made up like in his video ‘Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?’ did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down at his cellphone wow really? well i’d love to research this to contribute to the conversation but I can’t because you don’t CITE THE FRIKIN’ SOURCE And this made me wonder just how much scientific misinformation is this guy just casually throwing out there so I started to check Studies show the attention span of the average adult today is one second lower than that of a goldfish Now this struck me as absolute crap and it turns out that that’s because it’s absolute crap The closest I could find to a source that he might be referencing was a marketing brochure saying: The average time a user spends to digest information has decreased significantly over the past twelve years from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 in 2012 less than the average attention span of a goldfish and after hours of searching I couldn’t find the actual study at all but even if we put aside for the moment the fact that he’s citing a study that doesn’t seem to exist it still means absolutely bugger-all because the study measured how long internet users spend on each page before moving on to the next one it might show that websites load faster now or that there’s more crap on the internet that we have to wade through before finding the good stuff But it does not show that people are incapable of paying attention to important messages which the next part of the video suggests so if you wanted a few people or aquatic animals that have yet to click off or close this video congratulations CONGRATULATIONS And not only did he mess up the part about human attention spans but the goldfish part is also wrong here are two studies proving they can remember things for months and if that’s not your thing even fricking mythbusters did an episode proving it wrong Thirty seconds I think is pretty good to make it through four holes it’s clear that they’ve learned and and it’s clear that they do, in fact, have a memory longer than three seconds MYTH BUSTED I just don’t know how many more layers of wrongness it’s possible to pile onto one sentence except maybe this one. Now that one was just a random fact trying to strengthen his point but some of the things he claims have worse consequences A line that made me fricking shake with frustration was: Videos are 6 seconds at high speed And you wonder why ADD is on the rise Okay so as you might say: Now here I know you didn’t do any research not just because you called it ADD when it’s been known in the psychological community as ADHD since 1987 but also ADHD is one of the most fricking genetic mental disorders I contacted one of the worlds leading ADHD experts Dr. Russell Barkley who told me that and then explained: 70 to 80% is the result of differences in genetics across the entire population it exceeds the genetic variation in any psychological trait if you have an identical twin with ADHD the risk to you is 75 to 90, 94 percent roughly So does watching short video cause ADHD? But we found no real evidence of purely social factors that can explain this disorder it really behaves very much like a biological trait ADHD is fricking horrible it’s essentially being trapped in your own brain unable to control yourself like normal people can this guy is spreading a lie that people could avoid it if they just stopped using their phones rather than the truth that it is one of the most treatable genetic disorders with medication and this from a guy who (according to himself) is “making smart cool” Imma make smart cool again That is definitely not smart and it is definitely not cool So why would he do this? Well if we take a look later in his video it brings me to the final issue with Prince EA Oh Princey! Princey wincey! (Hey! Hey! Hey!) Prince EA makes things seem a lot worse than they actually are so people get emotional enough to share it Mr Zuckerberg not to be rude but you should reclassify Facebook to what it is an anti social network yeah because some people are not using Facebook in a healthy way the entire site which has allowed billions of people to keep in touch across countries is anti-social he gives no sense of nuance to the argument and he often just totally lies technoloGY has made us more selfish and seperate than ever here are several sources which found charitable giving has been growing for decades but I’d love to see what you base your point on but ohwaityouDIDN’TCITETHE SOURCEAANY The news is 140 characters I could have sworn that technology let us freely share our footage and re- the news is 140 characters issues like police brutality which ne- THE NEWS IS 140 CHARACTERS twitter didn’t sto- THE NEWS IS 140 okay okay what else is wrong no longer do I wanna spoil a precious moment by recording it with a phone wanna spoil a precious moment precious moment by precious mo momnet by recording it with a phone I’m just gonna keep them I’ve noticed this is a surprisingly popular opinion but I just don’t get what’s wrong with it what if you wanna share it with someone who couldn’t be there or if you have a bad memory or if, heaven forbid, you enjoy looking at photo’s I don’t wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore I’m just gonna eat them I don’t see the appeal of taking pictures of food either but some people seem to enjoy it what’s wrong with that? just don’t follow them on Instagram I don’t want the new app the new software or the new update well in that case your cyber security is going to be severely comprimised and if I wanna post an old photo hang on you just said you don’t w- The news is a hundred and forty characters oh my mistake and it ends on this big point I imagine a world where we smile when we have low batteries cause that’ll mean we’ll be one bar closer to humanity the implication here is that technology prevents humanity how many films or songs have made you emotional? or how many online conversations made people happy your own videos judging from the response made people emotional which is very human and he went even further in another video entitled “Why I Think This World Should End” Technology has given us everything we could ever want And at the same time, stolen everything we really need really nee-need really nee-
    NEED Frinkin’ everything around us is technology easily accessible food your frickin’ polo shirt What’s the cut-off point for you? 1846? Was the penny farthing a step too far? wat?! He continues to monger fear It’s easier to find a Big Mac than an apple. No it isn’t, there are more supermarkets than McDonald’s. Where are you looking for fruit? Also, you can get apples at McDonalds, just ask. When you find the apple, it’s been genetically processed and modified We’ve been genetically modifying things for centuries Bananas used to look like this Do you want that? Do you wanna eat that Prince Ea? There’s more violence on the screen than ever before And yet it is the least violent period in human history Today, we are probably living in the most peaceful time in our species existence Death rate goes down from 65,000 in the 1950s to less than 2,000 deaths in this decade There’s so much of this crap He makes it seem like the world is getting worse and worse when in a lot of ways we’re improving but that’s not a sharable poetry video is it? Now this point i have made me stop thinking this could be just unintentional and made me question if he respects his audience at all So on Facebook, different post types get different promotion by Facebook’s algorithm so Facebook can make the most money Things which keep people on the site for longer are promoted Like videos and posts and links which take people off the site don’t Which is why upload most of my videos to facebook directly rather than just linking to the youtube video and Prince EA does this himself by uploading video to facebook and youtube separately Now I noticed something weird on Prince E’s facebook Very often he linked to articles externally instead of making posts directly on facebook Now I wondered why he wouldn’t just post directly to facebook or stick to the motivational quote pictures which he slaps his name on to get a bit more exposure then I realized that most of the articles were from the same few websites most were plastered with ads and some were focused with selling something when you see what this clickbait crap is it gets worse I found this article written for Prince EA whatever that means on this site titled 6 signs you are in the presence of a deceased family member They get money by lying to desperate grieved people and spamming their pages with ads I might understand if this was a few articles which he had made a mistake about but this is systematic, it’s fricking daily! So I wondered hang on, is he getting paid for this? Isn’t he supposed to disclose when he’s getting paid to endorse something So I looked it up, In America, which is where he’s from The FTC regulates how legal this stuff is I found the FTC guidelines saying But maybe he actually is just sharing articles regularly which decreases his facebook ranking and potential audience growth Until I saw that some of them were written by him and the FTC guidelines also had a q&a section which had this part Either he’s writing a lot of unpaid clickbait articles or he’s making money by misleading his audience everyday and as he’s said repeatedly he’s really smart *rapping* imma make smart cool again or perhaps I missed something which is entirely possible but it seems seriously fishy to me One of the most frustrating things about all of this is that fundamentally I like that he’s trying to do good in he world he clearly makes a lot of people happy and inspires even if he does say so himself and has raised some great awareness with a few of his videos but these vague generalizations with no scientific backing just make it impossible to trust what he’s saying and what’s worse is there are plenty of other issues that he could address which are a lot less vague and still incredibly important since Prince EA has called out individuals in the past to give constructive criticism I thought this might be the most appropriate way to address him *music playing* *rapping* I read a study the other day It said be careful when you’re listening to prince EA Not gonna cite it in case you criticize it but let me try to summarize it anyway It said if some guy makes wild unsourced claims and never provide citations for what he states and tries to drum up fear over what’s not a big deal then be skeptical as hell of what he’s saying calling everyone’s depression the same are you insane? Guess not, or at least one psychiatrist would’ve explained it can’t always just be thought out, Jesus, it’s chemical imbalance please first do some research And saying ADD is caused by media consumption You kinda hard to trust with such incorrect pressumptions A mountain of evidence is that it is gentic And man, it’s AD /H/ D, don’t you listen to Kendrick? You won’t record precious moments on a phone? I suppose you hated the moment you posted this photo with Oprah you hippy hypocrite But a back-track lickety-split Deleted all of it quick We’re causing society’s downfall! Technology’s out to get us, Put down your phones, they’re devious Oh, and before you do, Follow me on social media. You hate media overstimulation, Wait, look… How many spam articles are you posting on Facebook? But I’ve got to give congratulations… For picking a videographer good enough to distract from the inaccurate crap you’re saying. Fear-mongering over the state of the world to seem clever When several of the things you said are better than ever We are way less selfish And we’re safer than historically And what made that possible? Oh yeah, technology. Human curiosity, man that is humanity What isn’t is spreading misinformation that’s damaging! Now I’m not perfect, I bet I have some citations missed. But I try to be consistent, and if it isn’t, then I’ll fix it. I like your aim to bring attention to important issues, And if you fixed things, you’d be great. Hell, that’s why I thought to diss you But if you won’t listen to me, Maybe you’ll listen to one of your fans who left this comment trying to help you understand saying “Even though I really like your thoughts and attitude, gonna unfollow ’cause of clickbait ads and lack of scientific proof.” Peace.

    Animal Track Detective! | Science for Kids
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    Animal Track Detective! | Science for Kids

    December 1, 2019

    Hey Guys! Squeaks and I were just outside, playing in
    the mud! [Squeaks squeaks] It’s wet out there, and wet weather can
    make a lot of mud. Mud’s fun to play around in, but what I
    really like about it is that it’s great for spotting animal tracks! When it’s really muddy outside, I like to
    see how many tracks I can find, and try to guess which kind of animal made which track! We look at animal tracks for fun, but some
    people do it as part of their job! Checking out animal tracks is really important
    for scientists who study animals. That’s because tracks help scientists understand
    where an animal lives, when it travels from place to place, if it moves in groups or by
    itself, and a lot more. You might even say that these scientists are
    kind of like detectives, and the tracks are their clues! But you need special skills to tell one kind
    of animal print from another! You see, not all tracks are alike. Different animals leave behind different tracks. And you won’t just find tracks out in the
    woods — Animals live everywhere, even in big cities! So you might be surprised by how many different
    tracks you’ll find if you look hard enough! But where exactly should you be looking, when
    you’re searching for animal tracks? Well, one good place to start is … mud! Animal tracks show up really well on wet ground,
    so look for muddy spots near water, or after a good rain shower, or when snow has melted! Some tracks show up nicely in snow, too, or
    in dry dirt, but when scouting for animal tracks, remember—mud is your friend! Next, after you’ve found a track—or several
    tracks!—it’s time to start asking some questions. How many tracks are there? Which way are they going? What are they shaped like? And, maybe most fun of all, which animal might
    have left them behind? Let’s take a look at this track. If you see a track that’s paw-shaped and
    has four or five toes, it’s probably been left by a mammal! It could be a dog—like these—or a cat,
    like these. If you ever see a track in the mud that looks
    sort of like a dog or cat track, but is much smaller…say, hardly larger than a penny,
    then you’ve probably found a squirrel track, like these. But of course, mammals aren’t the only animals
    that leave tracks behind. One of the most common animal tracks you’ll
    see is this one: a deer track. Deer tracks don’t look like pawprints, do
    they? Do you see those two large, curvy marks? Those are the two halves of a deer’s foot,
    called a hoof. Each half leaves a mark that looks like a
    tiny horn, with a point and the top and a small spot at the bottom. Now, what if you find fork-shaped tracks,
    like these? Well, they’ve probably been left behind
    by a bird! Birds, deer, squirrels, dogs, and cats are
    some of the most common animal tracks you’ll find when you’re playing animal track detective. So, do you think we’re ready to play? Let’s test our track-naming skills! I’ll show you a track, and you guess what
    kind of animal might have made it, based on what we just learned, OK? OK! Here’s track number 1. What do you see? It looks like a paw, right, so it’s probably
    a mammal. Good! But it’s a really small track. Smaller than even a little house cat might
    leave. I’m going to guess “squirrel.” Yay! It is a squirrel track! Time for track number 2. Hmm. This is not paw-shaped. In fact, it’s kind of…fork-shaped. Definitely not a mammal. Do you remember what kind of animal makes
    fork-shaped tracks? A bird! I guess this is a bird track. It is! OK, last track. Ready? Not paw-shaped. But not fork-shaped, either. Sort of … horn-shaped? And it’s split into two halves. …a deer! These are deer tracks! Great job! Like I said, these are some of the more common
    tracks you might find in the mud, snow, or dirt, no matter where you live in the world. But there all kinds of animals in the world,
    and each leaves its own special kind of track. So, if you study them enough, one day, you
    might be able to tell the difference between two different kinds of birds, or two different
    kinds of cats — just like some scientists can! And we didn’t even get to cover reptile
    tracks or insect tracks. So maybe we’ll get to those another time
    — on the next muddy day! In the meantime, thanks for playing Animal
    Track Detective with us! And remember, if you have a question about
    tracks or anything for us here at the fort, let us know by leaving a comment or emailing
    us at [email protected] We’ll see you next time!

    How cookies can track you (Simply Explained)
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    How cookies can track you (Simply Explained)

    November 27, 2019

    So we’ve all heard how companies like Facebook
    and Google can use cookies to follow us around the internet and keep track of what we’re
    interested in. They do this to sell targeted ads or in some
    cases even share that data with others without our permission. In recent months, there has been a lot of
    fuss around the fact that Facebook tracks its users across the internet. So how do they do this? Before we dive in, let’s look at what cookies
    are and why they exist. Let’s start with some quick history. The cookie was created in 1994 by an employee
    of Netscape Communications, the same company that made the browser. He was creating an online shop, and he didn’t
    want to store the contents of the shopping cart on the server. Instead, he wanted a way to save it on the
    computers of the visitors, right until they made their purchase. The reason for this is simple: if the server
    doesn’t have to keep track of everyone’s shopping cart, it has less work and can save
    money. In 1994 the Netscape browser implemented cookies
    and the next year Internet Explorer followed suit. However two years later – in 1996 – the first
    concerns were raised when it was discovered that cookies could potentially invade our
    privacy. That would turn out to be very true, but we’re
    getting ahead of ourselves here. Let’s take a look at how cookies work. Let’s imagine we have a website that requires
    people to log in to see the contents of the site. When you log in, your browser sends your username
    and password to the server, who verifies them and – if everything checks out – sends you
    the requested content. However, there is a small caveat. The HTTP protocol – which is what we use to
    browse the internet – is stateless. That means that when you make another request
    to that same server, it has forgotten who you are and will ask you to log in again. Can you imagine how time-consuming it would
    be to browse around a site like Facebook and having to log in again every time you click
    on something? So cookies to the rescue! You still log in to the website, and the server
    still validates your credentials. If everything checks out, however, the server
    not only responds with the content but also sends a cookie to your browser. The cookie is then stored on your computer
    and submitted to the server with every request you make to that website. The cookie contains a unique identifier that
    allows the server to “remember” who you are and keep you logged in. As you can see, cookies are very useful, and
    they make our lives a lot easier. But it doesn’t stop there! Besides keeping you logged in, cookies can
    also be used to store your settings. Let’s say you change the number of results
    your favorite search engine should return. Chances are high that they save this preference
    in a cookie and not on their servers. But there are also some restrictions on the
    use of cookies. Most browsers only allow websites to store
    a maximum of 300 cookies and they cannot contain a lot of data (just 4096 bytes). The biggest limitation, however, is the fact
    that cookies set by one website, cannot be read by another. And that restriction raises the question:
    how can companies use cookies to track us around the internet? Especially if a cookie from one website cannot
    be read by another. How can Facebook for instance track what sites
    we visit? Well, the whole process starts when you log
    in to Facebook. To remember that you’re logged in, Facebook
    stores a cookie on your computer, nothing unusual about that, many other sites do the
    same thing. This cookie is scoped, or bound to Facebook’s
    domain name, meaning that no one else besides can read what’s in the cookie. Let’s now imagine that you browse away and
    you land on someone’s blog. The blog cannot read your Facebook cookie,
    and the scope prevents that. Facebook also can’t see that you’re on
    this blog. All is well. But let’s now assume that the owner of the
    blog places a Facebook like button on his website. To show this like button, your browser has
    to download some code from the Facebook servers, and when it’s talking to, it
    sends along the cookie that Facebook set earlier. Facebook now knows who you are and that you
    visited this blog. I’m using Facebook as the example here,
    but this technique is used by many other companies to track you around the internet. The trick is simple: convince as many websites
    as possible to place some of your code on their sites. Facebook has it easy because a lot of people
    want a like or share button on their website. Google also has an easy job because many websites
    rely on its advertisement network or on Google Analytics. At this stage, cookies are getting out of
    hand. I read the cookie policy of a few popular
    websites. Here is an overview of how many cookies they
    expose you to. Reading some tech news on CNET: 100 cookies
    Finding a song on 82 cookies. Reading The New York Times: 57 cookies
    Finding a job or connecting with your network on LinkedIn 28 cookies. And then some companies take it to the extreme. The company behind Yahoo mentions that their
    websites could use up to 455 third-party cookies. 455! That’s just outrageous! Granted, not all of these cookies track you
    around. In fact, a handful of them are essential for
    the site to work correctly, like a session cookie to remember that you’re logged in. However, the majority of cookies on these
    websites don’t serve the user. They are there to track you or to display
    more targeted ads. So what can we do to prevent these cookies
    from tracking us on the internet? As a user, you can protect yourself from trackers
    by installing a browser extension that blocks them like Privacy Badger or Ghostery. You could also switch to a browser with built-in
    privacy protection tools like Brave or Safari. And if you don’t want to do anything, the
    law is on your side. More and more politicians realize that cookies
    are a threat to privacy and that the use of trackers should be regulated. In Europe, we have the GDPR which requires
    websites to be transparent about their use of cookies and requires sites to offer users
    a simple way to opt-out. You’ve probably seen these annoying cookie
    banners asking for your permission. Next time you see them, don’t just click
    on accept but look at what cookies the website wants to place on your computer and for what
    purpose. So to summarize: cookies were invented to
    make our lives easier and allow us to stay signed into websites or remember the settings
    that we changed. However, the downside is that cookies, along
    with other techniques, can be used by large corporations to follow us around on the internet
    and gather data about us that they can potentially sell to others. I hope you found this video interesting and
    that you learned something from it. If you did, you can support me by subscribing
    to this channel and giving this video a thumbs up. Thank you so much for watching, and I’ll
    see you in the next one!

    KY Dept of Education and Interapt TRACK Partnership Announcement
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    KY Dept of Education and Interapt TRACK Partnership Announcement

    November 26, 2019

    Hi I’m Steven Pruitt, Commissioner of Education
    for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. I’m joined here today by Ankur Gopal of Interapt. We are here to have an exciting announcement
    about a great opportunity for our students in our TRACK program. For the first time, we’re going to offer an
    Information Technology Apprenticeship. It’s a 2-year pilot for select schools that
    are going to allow our students to engage in computer programming apprenticeships. This is going to be incredibly important opportunity
    for our kids, for our employers, and for our state. Wouldn’t you agree, Ankur? Yes, Dr. Pruitt, it is. And Interapt is very proud and pleased to
    help be part of this solution. By the year 2020, there will be over 10,000
    open technology jobs in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In fact, many businesses are already struggling
    to fill in these roles with skilled developers and IT team members. As a partner in the first IT TRACK program,
    we’ll be able to introduce high school students to this fast-paced tech industry. They will learn how to use their skills to
    develop projects, work in a software development lifecycle, and participate in the gig economy. Those who successfully complete the pre-apprenticeship
    program will have the opportunity to apply at Interapt after graduation. If accepted to our apprenticeship program,
    they will be credited for up to 500 hours toward their apprenticeship completion, get
    paid to train, and receive a nationally recognized credential from the U.S. Department of Labor. But don’t take my word for it though–meet
    Brian Keinsley, Enterprise VP of Information Technology at Humana. Thanks Ankur! At Humana, we’re excited to hear about TRACK. We intend to take a good look at the job applicants
    who have completed this program, and be sure to follow the ones who go on to complete the
    Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship. We believe these individuals will have proven
    they are hard workers and are passionate about working in technology. We hope to be hearing great things about these
    students in the future! Pairing this type of blended learning with
    an apprenticeship program will give students, parents, and educators the opportunity to
    look differently at post-secondary education. Additionally, it will give students the skills
    they need to be competitive in a local and global job market, as well as participate
    in the upcoming gig economy. We really look forward to seeing the outcomes
    of this program and sharing those with you in the fall of 2018. Thank you so much, and we are so excited about
    this brand new program!

    NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity | Michelle Thaller
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    NASA’s zero-gravity plane: How astronauts train for microgravity | Michelle Thaller

    November 21, 2019

    ack, you had the question, how do we remove
    gravity from the anti-gravity chambers that astronauts train in? And you’ve probably seen films of astronauts
    in training, floating around in a closed chamber. And it does kind of look like we may have
    something that can actually shield against gravity. Well, for one thing, I really wish we did
    because just think about how useful that would be. Think about having, say, a construction site,
    and you can remove all of the gravity. You could actually move things around really
    easily. There’s so many applications for having some
    sort of anti-gravity device, but we don’t have one. There is no way to shield astronauts here
    on the earth from the We train astronauts by putting them up in an airplane and then
    having the airplane fly very, very carefully on an arc to throw everybody up at just the
    right rate so they’re floating. It may have actually happened to you. You may have been on an airplane, and the
    airplane actually sort of arced around, and you felt yourself thrown up a little bit. So that’s actually what we do in a very controlled
    way. We only can get about a minute’s worth of
    weightlessness that way. The airplane flies in arc and then goes around
    again and flies another one. So the astronauts train by doing this over,
    and over, One of the really amazing applications of this was in the movie Apollo 13. If you look very carefully, it’s a very realistic
    depiction of astronauts floating around in the weightlessness of space. And that’s because they really were weightless. They actually put movie sets inside this aircraft
    and filmed one minute at a time. The footage of the astronauts floating around
    the lunar module, for example. Now, this sort of training where one minute
    you’re weightless, and then all of a sudden you’re not, and then you’re weightless again
    has a bit of an effect on people’s stomach. And, in fact, the NASA nickname for this plane
    is the Vomit Comet. It’s something that can actually make you
    feel pretty sick to your stomach, but a lot of astronauts in training also find it really
    fun. And I’ve heard it mentioned that there are
    some pilots that are better than others at doing just the right arc. There are some pilots that as you fly, you’re
    up against the ceiling, up against the floor, up against the ceiling. And then there are ones that get really, really
    smooth so you have the longest possible time in weightlessness. And, in fact, I heard that the pilot that
    was best at it would actually put a pencil in front of him as he began the arc to make
    it feel like you were weightless. And then he would fly the plane around the
    pencil, trying to keep that pencil in the same position as you went through the weightlessness
    arc. So there’s no way we can shield from gravity. We only can train astronauts a minute at a
    time in these aircraft. The other way we train them is by simulating
    a weightless environment the best we can by using water, by using really, really big swimming
    pools. At the Johnson Space Center– one of my favorite
    places to go in all of NASA– there is a swimming pool, a pool so big that we actually have
    an entire scale model of a space station underneath the water. The same size as the space station. We put astronauts in basically scuba gear. They have their helmets. There’s air being pumped through there. And they can float around and practice doing
    spacewalks outside the space station in the water. And then all around them, there are actually
    real scuba divers, ready to assist them to make sure everything’s going well. And I’ve had friends who have actually served
    this way. They’ve actually been scuba divers that help
    astronauts train. So, unfortunately, there’s no way to shield
    from gravity here on the Earth. Gravity is of curvature of space and time. We have no way to manipulate that with our
    current technology, so we have to fake it. Astronauts have to either be in aircraft that
    are flying arcs or pretending to be weightless under the water,

    Audacity Merge Tracks – Audacity Tutorial
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    Audacity Merge Tracks – Audacity Tutorial

    November 21, 2019

    Audacity Merge Tracks Hello creators thanks for joining us my
    name is andrew mercer now in this short tutorial i’m gonna show you how to merge
    tracks when used audacity merge tracks is a useful little feature and you make
    it may get you every jam from time to time i’m initially three different ways to
    merge tracks you know cassidy let’s have a look first thing you know saved i have two
    tracks a sound here and i want to merge these together into exterior track now
    in these both of these tracks car mono so i mean emerges into stereo track what
    i do is but first i’ll go to edit and select all the sound in both tracks or
    just go select all now that you can see that all the senate
    selected i’m gonna go to the pull down menu on
    either of the tracks i’m gonna go down to make stereo track now you notice that i no longer have
    come to my own tracks and one track and stereo two channels sold one track was
    is the last year one track is the right here okay now that’s messed up in another way
    to do this i’m gonna go back to undo gone back to where we work i once again i’ll go to uh… select all now i want to sit and emerge from both
    tracks into one monarch track so of course attracts my tracks menu and i’ll go down to mix and render and here you go now of both tracks have
    been combined together into one mile track okay let’s look at the last right now
    the last way we’re going to merge tracks is probably the way you do the most and that’s to export now when i want to
    ask you the exports ephesus sound it merges all the tracks together now
    you may have a dozen tracks of sound it will merge them all together if you are working in stereo will merge
    them together a stereo tracks has to stereo left and right uh… it’s a tomato it will merge it
    together on one track of ma sound so you just go to export under file menu given
    a name and choose your file tight in p three or
    waiver whatever using and you can then uh… you can uh… it will merge it together
    as the one track so there you go that’s three ways to
    merge tracks in our destiny if you find this video useful be sure to give us a
    like them to go and missus right loads and loads and loads of videos here for
    you in this channel so be sure to check that the other disney channel and stay
    tuned for new staff ok see you next time

    Audacity Tutorial How to Record | Click Track | How to Make and Use in Audacity | An Easy Tutorial
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    Audacity Tutorial How to Record | Click Track | How to Make and Use in Audacity | An Easy Tutorial

    November 21, 2019

    hello there musicians and welcome
    to the latest video tutorial on how to use audacity at today’s that’s going to be on how-to
    create and to use more courtney musical track any recordings also white uh… the first thing is uh… contract is uh… it’s a metronome it’s done
    metronome it’s vase exp force sp that’s an eternal you know so he’s wind up type ones as
    well and cock fitness room um… you don’t have a national goal get
    yourself one from now on we practice uses all-time it’s of great tool we can
    all improve our timekeeping everybody can improve our timekeeping and via the better you get music it and
    we’ll find you have to do need to work on it even more cell you know work on that uh… okay so it could track in audacity
    will help us state perfectly in time as we do our recordings nothing says amateur like the recording it slows down the
    speeds up all the way through so pleased you could track these are okay here we go protection audacity uh… the uh… the first thing we’re going to
    do is we’re going to go to generate e uh… on the generate many and i go to
    cook track principle or give me a few options you know uh…
    weaken our tempo or beats per minute and again beats per minute of temple what it means is how many courses there
    are any music in the in one minute so if you think would american and every
    time a marching band steps you’re stepping to the beat they
    may step ninety times per minute let it be ninety from you get the idea alright and uh… what we need to set
    that we also accept the beats per measure i’m gonna stick my neck deacons
    mostar’s rich four on the same i_q_ because i’ve used them in a minute and
    it’s going to uh… the number of measures are burst uh… what that means is ripley’s on c_ to records on u but you can recorded for so you think
    about it and i’m too three four well how many times that brown before
    goes each one of those rounds affords measurably arbor so on is the sixteen i don’t need that
    many you can always give yourself more give free cooper so three votes uh… so that’s basically it you can
    also play with some of his addicted ticking sound rather than the penalizes
    you know except you you can choose and some other fine-tuning you can do here
    but need most is what we need to touch so cook okay and ego it created a sixteen bar uh…
    cooked up for simply listen to that sounds like this do it now um… i can get it when it comes that’s none of my speakers sold my
    microphone doesn’t pick it up so if i want to play with that uh… i can play
    with that i was standing in the book so if i effective record in my
    microphone comple along with that quick unattractive by equipment psychometric
    here wants okay so that’s so now a out if you know
    so many other videos that i’ve played for you uh… in the past you’ll know that our
    destiny tends to put things in the sink a little bit and you can fix setup quite
    easily i initially had to do that first of all three have listened to
    microchips way forrester now it’s not perfect and time you can
    see that the uh… click he’s just little for the on so i_d_’s my time shift to all which is right here and and the below
    the stubble of it so i can see magnifying glass you can see the polls is on the line
    those up right uh… so i’m going to music as beginning here we go ec ec allow pulses in the softball tas and try to make sure they’re lined up
    good it’s a little late the gulf ok snap eggplant the one excellent stones go back for a few so now if i want to work in that i could
    start here record uh… maybe the shakers uh… and i don’t want to hear my drum so on and you see that i could commute anita johnson who played directly with
    the quick stimulus shakir west wanted them you can’t return on if you need to work
    out that for group uh… i’m gonna do but just for the quick so here you go to record it diego so uh… and once again it’s going
    to be a little bit of time uh… because i don’t see those at risk and again you can change your settings
    and as you can make it so that it makes them throws at time when someone’s but um… i i’d find so easy to fix it
    in here i just do it rights elements of a look uh… asthma strong holstein ceo outline
    it up now with my click bo greitz here scowcroft took a couple of the rooms
    missile early lee and or maybe when you do in you can play
    with this you know you play with it might move it
    near and dear to make it just to a line blitzen it’s x it is here with the drum it pretty good sticky quick helped i’m gonna meet the quick use your kids tap perfect but if you get the idea uh… and uh… i’m a little bit of your
    near but you know you can play with it and uh… improve
    it as you go but the next basically basically tanay
    canadiens which are all done the last thing you can do is you can delete the
    quick you can just do it if you want for now
    but you can delete the quick when you’re done and it’s all good so i hope that helps if you have any comments or questions or
    concerns please let me know a complete indica in the comments
    section of uh… on this page also uh… uh… if you like the video but alike given away to give a subscription to all
    that helps so um… rock-and-roll okay guys getting
    questions i’ll i’ll try to betty and they can andy and the comments so ok if
    you’ve got the sierra

    How to Track Your Revenue Using YouTube Analytics
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    How to Track Your Revenue Using YouTube Analytics

    November 20, 2019

    [MUSIC] Do you want to track how much you’ve
    earned from your YouTube channel? In this video, we’ll show you how you
    can track your earning over time and map your revenue performance
    against viewership and watch time. Remember, you’ll first need to enable
    monetization, link your AdSense account and have enough viewership to see earnings. To get started, you’ll need to open YouTube Analytics. You can do this by clicking your channel
    icon at the top of any YouTube page. Now click ‘Creator Studio’. From here, click ‘Analytics’,
    then choose the revenue report. Now extend the timeframe to the period
    you are most interested in. You can either pick one of the default options
    or use the slider at the bottom of the chart. In this case, we’ll look
    at the channels whole lifetime. [MUSIC] It is also sometimes easier to make
    sense of the data if we look at it weekly, or monthly, instead of daily. In this case, we’ll group it by month. [MUSIC] Channels typically see a shift in
    revenue around changes in quarter. We can see a shift in revenue from
    December to January for instance. We also see one in February, when this
    channel had a particular break out hit. There are a number of way to do
    additional analysis of this data but one that is especially useful
    is to compare how much you are making with respect to the growth of
    your viewership or watch time. To easily see this in YouTube Analytics,
    click on the compare metric button and select watch time. Do the lines match up? Or are you seeing places where you’ve
    increased watch time in orange? But haven’t seen a corresponding
    increase in earning in blue? We can see that is happening here at the
    seasonal shift, at the start of the year. There are many reasons beyond seasonality
    that this could be happening. So think about what makes the most sense for you. Here are some things to think about. Did you produce videos that aren’t advertiser friendly? Such as videos with sexually suggestive content
    or that include inappropriate language. Is viewership increasing on mobile devices? You might see less revenue from mobile viewership. Has the demographic mix of your audience changed? Some countries get higher ad rates than others. Want more tips? Click this card to subscribe to
    the Creator Academy channel.