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Comment: Re:ICYMI: Frontline's Secret State of North Korea (Score 1) 60

by Jack Griffin (#49177239) Attached to: Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement
Information is trivial to transport these days. Sneakernet seems a bit clumsy when you can broadcast bandwidth invisibly through the air, or at worst physically drop in millions of SD cards via cheap drone or light aircraft. Hell, if you are serious, you could drop in an millions of ipod nano sized media players fully loaded with propaganda, for the cost of one military jet. The Swarm effect is difficult to combat using conventional military tactics.

Comment: Re:The coping mechanism is to fix the room (Score 1) 66

by Jack Griffin (#49177063) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Wireless Microphone For Stand-up Meetings?
One trick that can work is the talking stick microphone. Use a regular wireless mic, and each person hands it to the next to talk. It may sound silly on the surface, but it can work well to also control the regular interuptive types that dominate these meetings. Not only a mic, but a talking stick as well.

Comment: Re:Haters gonna hate... (Score 1) 140

by Jack Griffin (#49169091) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss
Crap. If it was just SSO, then we wouldn't have been forced to share our contacts, or be nagged to connect with people we might know. Or have viable products shutdown and forced into the G+ alternative. G+ is a lame attempt at the social network information grab. Get as much info about as many people to be able to sell to advertisers. Fuck Google and fuck Facebook. They make Apple and Microsoft look good by comparison.

Comment: Re:I like the ghost town. (Score 1) 140

by Jack Griffin (#49169027) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss
Not here they aren't. The FB experience is a whole lot better than that crap from Google, but I gave up FB recently because the signal/noise ratio was just getting too bad.
FB served it's purpose but like most things past their peak, it is becoming bogged down in shit. I have teenage kids, none of them use it, they're all on Instagram and some other apps I've never heard of.

Comment: Re: This couldn't have anything to do with... (Score 1) 201

by Jack Griffin (#49168779) Attached to: That U2 Apple Stunt Wasn't the Disaster You Might Think It Was
A great body if you're a twelve year old boy. And Taylor Swift can sing, and write. I'm not a big fan personally, but I can see how she has a gift for writing and performing catchy pop tunes. It's a whole world better musically than the likes of One Direction and Bieber.

What the world *really* needs is a good Automatic Bicycle Sharpener.

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