[nSLUG] Donate Hardware to FMM
Daniel AJ Sokolov
daniel at falco.ca
Wed Jul 6 18:33:40 ADT 2016
It has been done years ago to track electronics given to "recycling". It
ended up on a landfill in Africa or something like that. I don't
remember the details, but I remember that it was tracked with something
hidden inside. And that was years ago - so today I expect it to be
smaller, cheaper, better.
On 2016-07-06 at 18:29, Dave Flogeras wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 5:34 PM, Daniel AJ Sokolov <daniel at falco.ca> wrote:
>> So the tracking must not be apparent.
> As a non-joke response, I've often wondered the same thing; how much of
> this donation is really getting to relief, how much is finding ways through
> the cracks in the so-called not-for-profit world etc..
> With physical donations, obviously a technical answer could be to design
> some sort of James Bond device that is tiny, has GPS and cellular radios,
> and can do blah blah blah. This could be solved but would cost more than
> I'd be willing to pay to satisfy my curiousity.
> I wonder if a ghetto-version of a tracker would work. Just stick a QR
> code, or even a URL and hope that people are curious enough to visit, then
> the server can simply use some sort of geoip lookup. Sort of a
> whereswilly.com idea.
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