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Comment: Sounds familiar (Score 1) 65

by jeillah (#31203446) Attached to: MIT's Flyfire To Paint Images In the Sky Using Micro-Helicopters

In Raymond Khoury's book The Sign some evil doers did almost the exact thing using smart nano particles or something. They used it to scare the hell out of the bible thumpers so they could get them all convinced it was the second coming. Read the book if you want to know how it turns out...

Comment: Re:Part of the online video problem . . . (Score 1) 203

by jeillah (#27744329) Attached to: Developing World Is a Profit Sink For Web Companies

I don't think that you can consider Canada, the UK, Japan etc. developing countries. I'm sure the ad men do quite well in those countries. It is locals like India, Africa, most of Asia where there is a mostly poor population utilizing bandwidth that is disproportionate to the ad dollars that audience supports.

Comment: Re:empowerment 20% of the time. (Score 2, Interesting) 281

by jeillah (#26849017) Attached to: How To Encourage Workers To Suggest Innovation?

My company is about the same. At one time they did have a program that was supposed to foster innovation but it seemed that most of the really good ideas got so bogged down in their "innovation" committee that nothing ever came of it. When will they ever learn that few really good ideas come out of a committee???

Q: How many IBM CPU's does it take to execute a job? A: Four; three to hold it down, and one to rip its head off.