Tag: security

iPad Playbooks in the NFL

CNET reported over the weekend that NFL teams like the Dallas Cowboys are considering replacing the “traditional” paper playbooks and the massive index cards coaches use to call plays with iPads or similar digital tablets.

In a lot of ways, this is exactly what tablets are meant for: easy access to data via wireless networks, high-quality photos, and portability. And from a coach’s or player’s perspective, imagine being able to quickly sort through a large set of plays, look at them in a stylish graphical presentation, see animations of them in action, and more–or to download a photo of the last play seconds later.

From a geek perspective, I think this is a super cool idea and could really be beneficial to teams – consider when they need to look up plays quickly, or check out a photo of a formation the opposition just ran. I think the hang up is that athletes and coaches are supremely superstitious animals. They like their routines, they find comfort in knowing their system so they don’t have to worry about anything else other than the game and its elements. I think there is a place for tablets on the NFL sideline, and other pro sports sidelines for that matter, but I think its going to be a bigger U/X transition than is anticipated. And thats saying nothing about the security issues that need to be factored in and managed.

via CNET News

Palin Flame

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First of all, Sarah, its pretty fucking explicable.

You see, US Courts (which are like the “Mama Grizzlies of the Law”, if that helps), have jurisdiction over things like copyrights, (which are what you would want to get if you, say, want to protect a book you wrote, or the word “refudiate” that you invented).

WikiLeaks on the other hand is hosted by a Swedish based company (FYI Sweden is a lot like Alaska in that it’s cold and white, but DIFFERENT in that their economy is based on meatballs & apartment furniture rather than raping the earth for oil). ANYWAY. Long story short, US courts don’t have jurisdiction over Sweden because it’s a different country.

Secondly, I’m not sure WikiLeaks act was “treasonous”. Actually, I’m pretty sure that for something to be “treasonous” it must contain elements of “treason”, a word which is defined as follows:

treason |ˈtrēzən|

noun (also high treason)

the crime of betraying one’s country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government

So, you see Sarah, unless WikiLeaks and its founders were American, WHICH they aren’t, they would be incapable of being “treasonous” against the United States.

NOT that any of this matters though, as the blatantly obvious point of this Tweet was to conceal a plug for your new book within your ill conceived political philosophy.

And for THAT merging of private business and government, Sarah Palin, I hereby certify you as ready to take the Republican nomination for President.

You are a stupid whore.

I grabbed the above from my Tumblr feed. I have nothing more to add. Amazing the stupidity that can be demonstrated in 140 characters. To quote the Maitre’D from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: “I weep for the future” if this woman gets any closer to the White House than she did in 2008.