Quantcast

Episode 525 Scott Adams: Drinking Coffee With You and Taking Your Questions

Topics: 

  • Democrat troll, Vic Berger’s behavior appears horribly abusive
    • Attacked Mike Cernovich’s wife and child
  • Gilead’s MAJOR donation of AIDS drugs to US for the poor
    • Only Washington Examiner shows up in Google search?
    • Is coverage being throttled, suppressed? 
  • China trade negotiations
    • Is this a stock buying opportunity?
  • Kamala’s lawyerly boring tweet
    • Nothing she does, feels genuine
  • 20 years from now…what will they say about President Trump?
    • Will they say nobody was better?
    • Most transparent, most persuasive, best rally speaker?
    • Gifted deal maker, friendly while negotiating HARD?
    • Delegitimized the FAKE NEWS industry?
      • Raised awareness they’re an enemy of the people?
  • President Trump accuses John Kerry of Logan Act violations
    • Kerry says he’s just “keeping in touch” with Iran
      • Does that sound even slightly honest to anyone?

Please donate to support my Periscopes and Podcasts:

I also fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer these methods over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.
See all of my Periscope videos here.
Find my WhenHub Interface app here.
below is a demonstration of the personal DONATE button you can add to any blog or web page. All you need is a free account on the Interface by WhenHub app.

Episode 524 Scott Adams: Steve Wynn’s Philosophy on Culture and Other Fun Things


Topics: 

  • Major donation of AIDS drug from Gilead to America
  • Steve Wynn’s philosophy on culture and other fun things

Please donate to support my Periscopes and Podcasts:

I also fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer these methods over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.
See all of my Periscope videos here.
Find my WhenHub Interface app here.
below is a demonstration of the personal DONATE button you can add to any blog or web page. All you need is a free account on the Interface by WhenHub app.

Episode 517 Scott Adams: “Bigger Than Watergate”, Economy, AIDS Success

Topics: 

  • Pattern recognition test…
    • Big ratings crash for MSNBC: Hayes, O’Donnell, Maddow
    • Loss of public trust? Least accurate shows…big losses?
    • FOX shows, Tucker Carlson and The Five ratings are UP
  • President Trump, the best Tweeter of all time
    • Multiple levels of message and tongue in cheek amusing
    • Easy to imagine a twinkle in his eye as he crafts each Tweet
  • President Trump tweets that the spying on him, his campaign…
    • …was worse than Watergate
    • True, and an appropriate slap at Carl Bernstein
  • Major AIDS drug trial had fantastic results
    • Risk to partners of HIV positive people was ZERO
  • Dan Crenshaw on Paris Accord seems 100% accurate
    • His proposed solutions downplay nuclear power, why?
  • Manafort…the “therapy animal” for Democrats?
    • His crimes had nothing to do with Trump or the campaign
  • Social Media platforms banning popular conservatives
    • They don’t know why they were kicked off the platform
    • Farrakhan also kicked off Facebook
  • Immigration reform process proposal
    • GOP and Dems both present their full plans, we’ll compare
    • Dems have no plan? Use No-Plan expectations
    • How many murders and rapes are acceptable under each plan?
  • HOAX Funnel progress: Debunking the “fine people” HOAX
    • Bottom of the funnel produces anger and laundry lists
    • Steve Cortes took a huge risk helping debunk “fine people” HOAX
      • As a CNN contributor, he risked his career and finances
  • White House and media NOW comfortable fighting the HOAX
    • Why is Russia our enemy?
    • What would it take to resolve our issues?
    • What if we both just stop messing with each other?
  • Biden is Trump…without all the good parts

Please donate to support my Periscopes and Podcasts:

I also fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer these methods over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.
See all of my Periscope videos here.
Find my WhenHub Interface app here.
below is a demonstration of the personal DONATE button you can add to any blog or web page. All you need is a free account on the Interface by WhenHub app.

AIDS Messes With the Wrong Engineer

What do you do if both of your parents die of AIDS?

You mourn, obviously. And you wonder why the universe singled you out for such harsh treatment. Maybe you get mad. There isn’t much else you can do.

Unless you’re an engineer. Then you change the world. Because you can.

But you might need another engineer to help. Changing the world often takes at least two engineers.

Christopher Alegeka (BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Berkeley) is taking a big swing at AIDS, with co-founder and CEO Anwaar Al-Zireeni (BS, and a MEng in Bioengineering from Berkeley). Al-Zireeni invented the technology (patent pending) for an inexpensive AIDS testing device that could be a serious game-changer.

See Tamra Teig’s blog post here for more about the device and the company.

The start-up’s modest claim is that their simple, portable device can test for AIDS as easily as a home pregnancy test. That’s a big deal when more than half of the people with HIV in third-world locations don’t know they have it. And it also makes a huge difference if you start treating the virus as soon as you detect it. That can be a life-and-death difference in timing.

Third-world countries generally have poor medical facilities, or none nearby, so traditional tests for HIV are impractical and expensive in the places where it is needed most. This new testing device could get the cost per test under $10. And that is almost the same as putting a price tag on the end of the AIDS. (Isn’t it?)

Testing has limitations, obviously. No matter how easy it is to test, there will always be personal and social reasons to avoid doing so. But I wonder how many of those obstacles melt away when the device is easy to use, readily available, completely private, and funded by someone else (such as a government or Bill Gates).

By analogy, lots of folks do home pregnancy tests but far fewer would book a doctor’s appointment every time they needed to check.

The two engineers in my story formed a company called Privail. They hope to start testing their device where it is needed most, in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2016.

What did you do today? It was probably less awesome than that.

Disclosure: I have no investment in Privail (as of this writing) but I am active in the Berkeley start-up community as an alum. Assume I am biased for Berkeley-related start-ups. 

I don’t give investment advice, and you should never take advice from cartoonists on anything important. But as a statement of fact, Privail is looking for seed funding. I don’t know enough about the company to have an opinion on their odds of success. 

Scott Adams