NH Voter List – Are they that stupid or trying to be self-delusional?

by Skip August 8, 2017

After almost 20 years of specializing in document management system, my first thought was “OCR, baby, OCR!” OK, I think most readers here in NH know about the lawsuit concerning the NH voter list brought by the NH ACLU and NH State Rep Neal Kurk over sending that file to the Trump Administration’s election integrity […]

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A “virtual” Congress – THIS is a great idea!

by Skip May 14, 2017

Emphasis mine, reformatted: Rep. Steve Pearce proposes ‘virtual’ Congress Rep. Steve Pearce, after more than a decade in the House, thinks he knows why people are so unhappy with Congress. Once elected, lawmakers become creatures of Washington and lose touch with the people who sent them there. To fix it, the New Mexico Republican has proposed […]

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Has Shale Oil Technology Changed the World?

by Steve MacDonald January 19, 2016
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Imagine a world where war or turmoil in oil producing nations has little to no effect on the price? Is that world today? (Emphasis mine.) Even as the U.S. rig count has retreated like Napoleon from Russia, shale remains the key to understanding the global oil landscape. Consider that despite all of the turmoil in […]

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3D-printed semi-automatic gun: liberal anti-gunners heads exploding

by Skip August 16, 2015

I certainly had heard of the first 3D printed gun – which the State Department applied ITAR type regulations upon the uploaded plans to prevent their downloading.  Oops – 100,000 copies of that had already escaped into the wild.  Now, “next version” of that single shot, going to semi-automatic has come out (yes, new materials […]

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2014 – NH US Senate race

by Skip September 26, 2014

Well, I think we are going to see a lot more of this in the next few weeks in the NH US Senate race as Democrats have far outraised Republicans in the aggregate (inside and outside groups) and it is clear that some of the verbiage in the Democrat campaign ads are derived from the focus […]

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Boston Politicians Mad Because They Didn’t Think Of It?

by Steve MacDonald August 17, 2014
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Boston Herald- Pols should park Ego For Haystack App The City Council — as well as Mayor Marty Walsh — is poised to ban the Baltimore-based app from expanding into Boston with its service allowing anyone with a parking space to sell access to that space. In other words, if you’re just about to leave […]

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Get the Stitcher App

by Steve MacDonald June 11, 2014
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Stitcher is a cross-platform App for iOs, Android, and PC, so our Democrat trackers can listen to GrokTALK! on any device, anytime, anywhere.  Get on Demand radio, podcasts, sports, news, comedy, technology, and more.     Follow GrokTALK! on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter We are also on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, TuneIn, or Stitcher. […]

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Technology bites…

by Susan Olsen January 1, 2014

‘Save some new editorial lead interest, I may need to consider putting the site in to some sort of “archive mode”.’ – Mike Hoefer, Blue Hampshire    

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Obama’s Revolutionary Second-Term Definfing Plan – It’s Been in Place Since 1997

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2013

In search of a second term defining plan, the Obama team is our running a PR campaign on an effort they claim is new and innovative–so much so that it may define Mr. Obama’s second term as President. They want to spend billions on getting High Speed internet to every classroom in America, a program […]

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An answer to Radical Moderate on Unions

by Skip July 22, 2013

As the sysadmin for GraniteGrok, that means I get (have ?) to review all the comments.  A relatively new commenter, Radical Moderate, has left a couple of serious questions for Steve on his post “The Public Unions vs. the Public — Prager University“.  I figured that even though Steve will have his own thoughts, they […]

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GrokTALK! June 8th, 2013 – Naveena & Rohit Swamy – RoboTech Academy

by Steve MacDonald June 9, 2013

And Naveena and Rohit Swamy tell us about local high tech initiatives, starting a tech camp for kids of all ages– Camp RoboTech, where kids can learn to build robots, create amine movies, or learn to create and program their own video and PC games. We also talk about engineers, getting kids interested in technology, […]

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Motion Technology For All My PC’s

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2013

Coming in May 2013 – A motion technology interface that plugs into any PC – via USB port – allowing you to use your hands to interface with your computer.  More details and links to more details here.

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Email Doodlings: NH GOP – Bang! There goes one foot

by Skip March 10, 2013

BackStory: Since the national election, much has been made of the Obama Data Machine – hundreds of millions of dollars spent, hundreds of people employed, and a use of advanced IT married with Big Data and Behavioral Engineering / Science for the singular purpose of keeping Obama in the Oval Office seat.  Certainly, the GOP, […]

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Party Of Science and Technology Hits Way-Back Machine For Benghazi Cover-Up

by Steve MacDonald October 25, 2012

I still have an election 2010 bumper sticker on my car that say’s “Take Back America.”   Last week I saw a bumper sticker, clearly designed to counter that idea “Take American back where?” with a list of dates traveling into antiquity.  The left thinks they are the party of science, progress.  They tell themselves […]

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A personal defense weapon, printable with a 3D printer. On the way….

by Tim Condon October 8, 2012

I LIKE these guys. Just donated $20 to them. I urge you to watch the video below, then go see their website and contribute too. Will 3D printers be outlawed? In many places, yes. Will printing personal defense weapons be outlawed?

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One of the quickest ways to get “The Look” from TMEW is to show her this picture of this rig and ask…

by Skip May 18, 2012

  …”Wouldn’t this look great on MY desk?” (even as she knows that I don’t play computer games).   A pitiful “Please?” didn’t help either….   More nice setups at the link.  (H/T: Caveman Circus)

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And now for a break from politics….care to dance?

by Tim Condon October 30, 2011


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How to delete a Facebook account

by Tim Condon October 7, 2011

I tried it once…and couldn’t get away from the damned prying thing. They kept reinstating it! So here, from Walt Mossberg at the Wall Street Journal yesterday, is how to to it (and they don’t make it easy at all):

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The First Circuit Videotape Opinion and House BIll 145

by Rick Olson August 31, 2011

The fact that the officers were unhappy they were being recorded during an arrest . . . does not make a lawful exercise of a First Amendment right a crime

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Can We Agree On The Value Of Broadband?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2011

The most recent such move is the purchase of T-Mobile by AT&T. (Would that make them AT&T&T?) The debate is on whether or not this is good for broadband. Potential competitors say no, obviously, but most almost everyone else seems to think yes.

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The Singularity is ON SCHEDULE

by Tim Condon July 12, 2011
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I have cancelled my Facebook account. Here’s why…

by Rick Olson June 22, 2011

Former GraniteGrok writer Tom Flaherty wrote and distributed the email below. I find that I agree with him. So as of today I have "deactivated" (you can’t erase it) my Facebook account. When the Facebook Fascists asked why I was leaving, I said "I don’t like your selective political favoritism." In fact, I don’t like their left-wing statism. […]

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Nick Levasseur Won’t Like This..

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2010

Courtesy of Hot Air–I confess that this is just cool.  It is a live concert (the band is live) at which a holographic Anime pop singer, performs for the crowd.  Whether or not you like the song, or Anime, the holographic technology is…to quote my teenage boys…sick. Check it out.  Then follow the link–there’s another […]

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Domestic AND foreign?

by Doug August 4, 2009

On Saturday during our MTNP radio interview (listen to podcast here) with Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta– a candidate for the Republican nomination for NH’s 1st Congressional District seat– I learned that part of the so-called "cars for clunkers" process required the computer user to agree to give the federal government full rights to the contents […]

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Big Bro knows where you are (or, at least he will soon). NOT your grandfather’s Census…

by Doug April 24, 2009

The last time they did the census, I decided that I only owed them the answer to how many people live in my house. Unfortunately, that was the same year we were picked for the census "long form" asking a variety of questions that in my mind went far beyond the Constitutional requirements. Long story […]

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Can you imagine? In Iran, they view access to the Internet by its people “as a direct threat to their existence…”

by Doug September 18, 2008

Here at the ‘Grok, like many Americans, we value this wonderful thing known as the Internet. Whether for work, play, or communication, its uninhibited use is something that all of us take for granted. Can you imagine being someplace where that wasn’t the case? Certainly many people got a small glimpse at Internet control during the Olympic […]

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Bloggers to get protection – if we support it!

by Skip April 26, 2008

GraniteGrok is obviously a political blog – we write a lot about a lot of things – but a lot of what we do relates to politics.  Much of what we do is is opinion; some of it is original investigative reporting, but a lot of politics. Why?  Politics is how society decides how government […]

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News to make your day: GO Navy!!

by Doug February 21, 2008

Photos of Lake Erie test firing SM3 missile I have been among those eagerly awaiting the shoot down of the errant satellite while still in orbit around the Earth. Today we got the good news, courtesy of the NavyTimes: The Navy cruiser Lake Erie successfully shot down a malfunctioning spy satellite Wednesday night over the Pacific […]

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by Doug October 26, 2007

.. . Senator John E. Sununu has an important message about the Internet we have been asked to share. If you are reading this, you should care. Says Senator Sununu: “The Clock Is Ticking, Placing Internet Tax Freedom In Real Jeopardy. This National And Global Communication Network And The Economy That Surrounds It Deserves The […]

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I hate when that happens… [UPDATED]

by Doug October 16, 2007

.. . Imagine our surprise when we checked our SiteMeter this morning and it was like it was a year ago all over again. In a mere 8 hours, we lost some 40% off our average daily visitor tally. Did this happen to anybody else out there? When going to bed, we had nearly 800 visit "hits" […]

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