Dr. Michael Storper is a Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development in Urban Planning; Director, Global Public Affairs at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Michael Storper received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 2008. He was elected to the British Academy in 2012 and received the Regional Studies Association’s award for overall achievement as well as the Sir Peter Hall Award in the House of Commons in 2012. In 2014 Storper was named one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters. He holds Ph.D. in Geography from University of California, Berkeley.
Cotatitarod is a 5k foot race, pub crawl, food drive, costume contest, and art cart parade. This charity event is not for the faint of heart! Creativity is encouraged. Good-natured sabotage is expected. Scrap art trophies are awarded for to teams for speed, best costumes, best decorated cart, most food donated, best sabotage, and spirit of the event. There is also a separate art cart category for carts modified beyond standard size and caster wheels.
A donation of at least 60 pounds of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank is required from each team of five participants: one “musher” and four “dawgs.” Pre-registration is necessary, and the registration fee is $50 for each team of five. The racer teams zip around the double hexagon surrounding La Plaza Park on the sidewalks of Cotati for a beverage-fueled romp that circles both ends of town before returning to the park. The race pauses at five checkpoints along the way for questions of a historical nature, stupid human tricks of a hysterical nature, and libations of any nature.
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It was made by KPFA’s First Voice Apprentices, produced by Freewillin Franklin Sterling.
Cellular bonding is a way of combining multiple wi-fi and ethernet signals into one robust connection. We now include that in all our live streams.
“Covering live news events via traditional SNG technologies has been an expensive and logistically difficult business. However, with the advent of cellular bonding technology, broadcasters and online video professionals can easily and cost-effectively report live from any location using a field-proven method.
Bonding combines multiple cellular and wireless networks — such as 2.5G, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and WiMAX — to obtain a reliable, robust video uplink capable of transmitting HD video.
The bonding challenge
A high-quality video experience relies on smooth and uninterrupted video delivery, but cellular links are inherently unstable and fluctuate continuously. Transmitting video over such a link may result in black screens, video breaks, pixelization, jitters, audio problems, lost lip syncs etc., even from a stationary location over 4G. Parameters that affect the experience, such as bandwidth availability, latency, loss rate or all of them together, can change in a millisecond.
Therefore, there’s an inherent gap between the desired experience of high-quality video and cellular technology. Cellular bonding has proven to bridge this gap.
Cellular bonding takes compressed video (H.264) and transmits some of the packets over each of the multiple cellular modems. Instead of relying on a single unreliable link with a single point of failure, bonding several cellular links together minimizes the inherent risks while achieving the desired or greater performance.
Bonding systems differ according to how low they can reduce the risks and to what degree they can increase the performance. To achieve this, the system has to continuously, and in real time, monitor all available links and understand how best it can use each of them — currently and in the immediate future. It also has to dynamically adapt the video encoder according to the momentary total available bandwidth in all the links; compensate for, and recover from, any losses; and interact smartly with the operator to best manage its needs. On the receive side, which can be anywhere in the world, software installed on any Internet-connected PC receives those multiple packet streams and reconstructs the video.”
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