If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Slashdot)   Having conquered all problems at home, Best Korea spends its days jamming GPS signals in Not-Best Korea   (news.slashdot.org) divider line 74
    More: Fail  
•       •       •

6304 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 May 2012 at 10:16 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



74 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-05-10 08:21:54 AM  
"Turn left on Cabbage Street, then arriving at....recalculating"

"Wha? Wha happen? -Damn you Kim Jong Un! Damn you to Hell!"
 
2012-05-10 08:36:28 AM  
Not that the south will do anything about this, but could that technically be perceived as an act of war?
 
2012-05-10 10:19:17 AM  
Having conquered all problems at home, Best Korea spends its days jamming GPS signals in Not-BestWorst Korea

ftfy subby
 
2012-05-10 10:21:23 AM  
slashdot sucks
 
2012-05-10 10:22:00 AM  

nekom: could that technically be perceived as an act of war?


Perhaps, but so can sinking a south korean ship and shelling a south korean island, so it's hardly something that would be the last straw at this point.
 
2012-05-10 10:23:15 AM  

nekom: Not that the south will do anything about this, but could that technically be perceived as an act of war?


Yep. Actually, it would be a terrible shame if missiles started accidentally homing in on those jammers and knocked them out...you know, after the missiles accidentally strayed off course due to the jamming...just terrible.
 
2012-05-10 10:23:30 AM  

nekom: Not that the south will do anything about this, but could that technically be perceived as an act of war?


Well, they've had more blatant acts of war against Worst Korea before. Like torpedoing one of their navy ships two years ago.
 
2012-05-10 10:24:41 AM  
And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.
 
2012-05-10 10:28:01 AM  
bird.biofever.com

/oblig
 
2012-05-10 10:28:24 AM  

Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.


Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.
 
2012-05-10 10:30:14 AM  

dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.


Either way, it's nothing compared to actually shelling a civilian village or sinking a military ship.
 
2012-05-10 10:31:29 AM  
www.squidmobile.com

What kind of jam? Is it raspberry? It better not be raspberry.
 
2012-05-10 10:31:59 AM  
Well, a "dirty secret" is that the GPS system is really easy to disrupt, yet now is becoming quite an important infrastructure element relied upon by many, and in ways that aren't always obvious.
 
2012-05-10 10:32:24 AM  
Send an underwear bomber to the North to find that jammer
 
2012-05-10 10:32:56 AM  
Here's something really sad. That impotent missile launch a little while ago cost as much as it would cost to feed 20% of the country's population for a year. Considering the high rates of starvation in the country, you'd think that wandering around and giving away a bit of beans and rice to the people now and then would do more to keep him in power than launching a dud missile.
 
2012-05-10 10:33:36 AM  
Meanwhile, in the good old US of A, the Obama administration is arguing that they shouldn't need a warrant to track Americans via the GPS built into their cell phones.

An Obama administration official told a congressional panel that requiring a search warrant to obtain cell phone location tracking information would "cripple" law enforcement and prosecutors.

Fourth Amendment protections? Not yours.
 
2012-05-10 10:37:31 AM  

BullBearMS: Fourth Amendment protections? Not yours.


From what I understand, it's not so much a matter of telcos being required to hand over the information, but rather the unfortunate fact that most service providers (with a few notable exceptions) hand it over at the drop of a hat, rather than requiring a warrant/subpoena. I could totally be wrong, though; not my area of expertise. When the great national debate of changing the formulation of Cheetos flavor dust begins, though, I'm your man.
 
2012-05-10 10:38:21 AM  

nekom: Not that the south will do anything about this, but could that technically be perceived as an act of war?


They are still at war and so are we. It never ended (legally)
 
2012-05-10 10:39:29 AM  

CujoQuarrel: They are still at war and so are we. It never ended (legally)


Legally, it was never a war to begin with.
 
2012-05-10 10:43:04 AM  

dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.


Translation - when we do it it's OK.

/ and let's not even get into the false flag terrorist attacks the joint chiefs planned to blame on Cuba in operation northwoods. Thank Zeus Kennedy shut that down.
 
2012-05-10 10:44:19 AM  
We get signal.

All your GPS are belong to us!

You have no chance to navigate make your time!
 
2012-05-10 10:45:25 AM  
Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.
 
2012-05-10 10:52:24 AM  
This looks like a job for superspy group Four MInute!

anyentertainment.files.wordpress.com
Link
 
2012-05-10 10:55:37 AM  

meanmutton: Here's something really sad. That impotent missile launch a little while ago cost as much as it would cost to feed 20% of the country's population for a year. Considering the high rates of starvation in the country, you'd think that wandering around and giving away a bit of beans and rice to the people now and then would do more to keep him in power than launching a dud missile.


During 1997, the height of the North Korean Famine, in which between 800,000 and 3.5 million died in a country with a population of 22 million, Kim Jong-Il amassed over 10,000 movies on DVD. Somehow I have trouble believing that the "hearts and minds" approach is very respected among the DPRK regime.
 
2012-05-10 11:00:00 AM  

NeauxFear: BullBearMS: Fourth Amendment protections? Not yours.

From what I understand, it's not so much a matter of telcos being required to hand over the information, but rather the unfortunate fact that most service providers (with a few notable exceptions) hand it over at the drop of a hat, rather than requiring a warrant/subpoena. I could totally be wrong, though; not my area of expertise. When the great national debate of changing the formulation of Cheetos flavor dust begins, though, I'm your man.


The Supreme Court very recently ruled that the Feds attaching GPS devices to cars without a warrant was unconstitutional. Now the Obama Administration is trying to talk Congress into making it legal to track cell phone customers without a warrant.

Just as the Obama Administration recently argued that the Supreme Court should allow the Feds to place GPS trackers on cars without a warrant.
 
2012-05-10 11:02:07 AM  

Bob16: dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.

Translation - when we do it it's OK.


Oh, you're one of *THOSE*. Duly noted.
 
2012-05-10 11:02:30 AM  

netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.



RTFA! Russia.
 
2012-05-10 11:04:48 AM  
OK this may be bad, but you have to admit this Juche idea thingamajobber has done wonders for the size of Best Korea's carbon footprint.
 
2012-05-10 11:05:31 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Best Korea hand grenade?
 
2012-05-10 11:19:06 AM  
marketpower.typepad.com

So that's were all that power is going.
 
2012-05-10 11:19:41 AM  

NeauxFear: CujoQuarrel: They are still at war and so are we. It never ended (legally)

Legally, it was never a war to begin with.


Good point it was just a police action. But we still refer to it and Vietnam as wars'
 
2012-05-10 11:30:43 AM  

Odoriferous Queef: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.


RTFA! Russia.


I read the article.... just pointing out in a subtle way that Russia is in the mix.

Take from that what you want...
 
2012-05-10 11:53:30 AM  
Odoriferous Queef: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.


RTFA! Russia.

I read the article.... just pointing out in a subtle way that Russia is in the mix.

Take from that what you want...


Meh, they've been selling those to anyone who wants to buy one for over a decade.
 
2012-05-10 11:59:37 AM  

dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.


There's also the ¡Atención! numbers station, thought to be used to communicate orders to Cuban spies. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to jam that. Little more difficult though when you can just pick another frequency to use, GPS is rather fixed.
 
2012-05-10 12:08:22 PM  
Didn't James Bond already do this plot?
 
2012-05-10 12:09:05 PM  

Stabone33: Odoriferous Queef: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.


RTFA! Russia.

I read the article.... just pointing out in a subtle way that Russia is in the mix.

Take from that what you want...

Meh, they've been selling those to anyone who wants to buy one for over a decade.



Yea. you can jam GPS with a few bucks worth of parts from Radio Shack.

/ The old Radio Shack. Back when they were a usefull store.
 
2012-05-10 12:09:22 PM  

dukeblue219: Perhaps, but so can sinking a south korean ship and shelling a south korean island, so it's hardly something that would be the last straw at this point.


You do realize that by definition, "the last straw" doesn't have to be anything very serious in itself, yes?
 
2012-05-10 12:26:03 PM  

dittybopper: Bob16: dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.

Translation - when we do it it's OK.


Oh, you're one of *THOSE*. Duly noted.


Yeah I'm one of those who doesn't say it's bad for them to do but OK for them to do. Thats some code you live by. Why didn't you just say "God is on our side".
 
2012-05-10 12:30:08 PM  

Stabone33: Odoriferous Queef: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.


RTFA! Russia.

I read the article.... just pointing out in a subtle way that Russia is in the mix.

Take from that what you want...

Meh, they've been selling those to anyone who wants to buy one for over a decade.




Most likely jammers were given to Best Korea.

Europe donates food and medicine. Russia donates items to fark with S Korea.
 
2012-05-10 12:40:00 PM  

meanmutton: Here's something really sad. That impotent missile launch a little while ago cost as much as it would cost to feed 20% of the country's population for a year. Considering the high rates of starvation in the country, you'd think that wandering around and giving away a bit of beans and rice to the people now and then would do more to keep him in power than launching a dud missile.


Mass indoctrination. The people on some level truly believe that they are in a better situation than the people in South Korea, the occasional McDonalds wrapper and such is simply propaganda and the sky scrapers are American, only for Americans because South Korea is a slave to America. Some of NK's population are not looking forward to the day the evil Americans free the south as it will put an insane level of strain on NK's strong economy... to bring the South up to the level of the North.

It's why nobody is going to war with NK, it's not that they haven't done anything to provoke a war they most certainly have and it's not that we couldn't get China to agree to say out of it, we probably could. It's that they would fight to the last man, woman and child... it would be a bloodbath not seen since the D-Day landings or the trenches of WW1, except this time there would be 24/7 live TV coverage of it happening.

What is sad is that, with a few days notice their could be container ships full of construction crews, JCB's, seeds, farming equipment all heading there with yet more stuff being airlifted from the South. North Korea does not want our help in any way, shape or form. They'd rather starve and sing the praise of their great leader. That's sad.
 
2012-05-10 01:00:30 PM  

netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.


they bought it from the Russians, it said as much in the article
 
2012-05-10 01:06:08 PM  

Voiceofreason01: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.

they bought it from the Russians, it said as much in the article


Yea, I read the article. (like posted above)

But it's very likely that poor Best Korea, probably got the jammers from Russia
as a 'donation'. Just to help them out. You know defensively. Not to fark with S Korea or anything.
 
2012-05-10 01:08:36 PM  

Voiceofreason01: netcentric: Hmmm...I wonder who gave Best Korea the equipment.

they bought it from the Russians, it said as much in the article


Paid for with what? Nine year old girls? Dear Leader's porn collection (likely mostly pictures of said nine year old girls)? There's not a whole of anything left of value in North Korea.
 
2012-05-10 01:10:59 PM  
{insert oldnews.jpg here}

The article referenced in this slahsdot post is from October 2010 and the actual jamming of the GPS signals occurred for 10 minutes in August of 2010.

How the hell did this go green?
 
2012-05-10 01:15:48 PM  
Best Korea is like older video game AI. Most of the time, they're steadily working against you, but every once in a while, they'll undertake some bizarre task that just leaves you scratching your head and wondering "wtf?"

i158.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-10 01:20:45 PM  

jabelar: Well, a "dirty secret" is that the GPS system is really easy to disrupt, yet now is becoming quite an important infrastructure element relied upon by many, and in ways that aren't always obvious.



Makes me think of the article a while back about "GPS-Jammer-Hunters," and just how much jamming they found happening right in the heart of London.
 
2012-05-10 01:31:54 PM  
"has made ocean going craft suffer as well due to their heavy reliance on GPS signals."

Farking nautical maps. How do they work?
 
2012-05-10 02:03:23 PM  

nekom: dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.

There's also the ¡Atención! numbers station, thought to be used to communicate orders to Cuban spies. I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to jam that. Little more difficult though when you can just pick another frequency to use, GPS is rather fixed.


They aren't *THOUGHT* to be, they are. Read this:

Cuban Agent Communications: Failure of a Perfect System.
 
2012-05-10 02:05:21 PM  
A communications disruption could mean only one thing: invasion.
 
2012-05-10 02:07:43 PM  

Bob16: dittybopper: Bob16: dittybopper: Bob16: And the US jammed Cubas broadcasts.

Different thing. It's one thing to jam propaganda broadcasts. That's pretty much a given. Jamming signals that don't carry propaganda, and are used to do things like guide civil aircraft? Bad news.

Translation - when we do it it's OK.


Oh, you're one of *THOSE*. Duly noted.

Yeah I'm one of those who doesn't say it's bad for them to do but OK for them to do. Thats some code you live by. Why didn't you just say "God is on our side".


Because I can recognize the difference between jamming propaganda broadcasts, or even agent communications, and jamming public safety radio services. If we jam Radio Pyongyang or Radio Havana, the only result is that people can't hear a radio broadcast. You start jamming things like navigational beacons and GPS signals, and people could end up flying into a mountain.

I guess you can't tell the difference, though. That's why you are "one of those", one who finds false moral equivalencies.
 
Displayed 50 of 74 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


Report