JBB’s Final Thoughts: Go Big or Go Home

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arstechnica_2014_09_iphone-scaleEpisode 15: Go Big or Go Home:
 A saying from the days of swords comes to mind, “If you can’t fight, wear a big hat.” I know that’s meant as a insult, but my thinking is if I’m going to go through the hassle of replacing a perfectly good phone, the new one has to be quite different. But this sucker is HUGE! Check out the template for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at the blog ars technica. Enjoy!

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PS: 4AM, Just finished the pre-order process and it was unbelievably painful… (see images below)

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JBB’s Final Thoughts: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty

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2014-09-04_the-daily-show_star-hackEpisode 14: The Cloud Is Hard & Naughty: Protect your women and children, the bad people on the Internet are at it again. Yes, that’s right, those pesky network newsies are the bad people who have taken the bad actions of other bad people and then pointed the finger of blame in all the wrong directions. Let’s hear it for Network News FUD (Fear-Uncertainty-&-Doubt)! For a better conversation on the problem please check out MacBreak Weekly episode 418. For a funnier look please check out The Daily Show: StarHack – The Nude Generation. One delightful outcome of all this is the reference that Leo Laporte made to the witty twitter account, @SwiftOnSecurity purported to be the work of one Taylor Swift moonlighting on Internet security issues. LOLz

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Book Comment: God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

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I know, ugh. I just posted the following on GoodReads, which I consider a “comment” and not a “review” because, well that’s in the comment:

So… people have done bad things in the name of religion. If that’s news to you then you live in a very special place. Conversely, if you think that religion is required for people to behave, that says more about your own un-self-actualized existence where doing the right thing requires external motivations. Sad. But to say that the problem is religion elevates how religion influences the daily individual behaviors way too much. The Problem isn’t Religion, any more than Religion is the Answer. The answer is dealing with bad people using this social/cultural thing to their own ends. So… I’m bailing on reading the rest of this book after reading 25% because lining up all the misdeeds of the religious does not represent the behaviors or failings of all religious. Moving on.

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God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens

Video Tuesdays: Dancing Across the World/Where the Hell is Matt 2012

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As the world continues to look like a battlefield, the following video rolled across my download stream. Matt Harding actually began recording himself doing his unique jig while traveling in Vietnam in 2003, but the video that many of us remember as being the first of Harding’s viral videos was posted in 2005 (second video below). At a time when it almost seems like the world is just too dangerous and one would be foolish to leave the safety of ones living room, it’s good to be reminded that we’re all in this together, that a guy doing a silly dance can help remind us to laugh and enjoy our lives and that we can do this together. Enjoy.

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