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Comment: "Attacked" ? (Score 1) 698

by cyberchondriac (#49577635) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics
Aren't we tiring of the over-sensationalistic verbiage yet? Did they mob they guy and hit him with clubs and kick him ? Beat him up? Isn't "attacked" over the top? ..or of course, that's the point. Everything these days is an "attack"; we see headlines like "Bush *slams* Obama, or "Obama *destroys* Boehner", when it was really nothing like that.. it's really getting kind of 3rd grade mentality, yellow journalism is enjoying quite the resurgence.

Comment: Re:No mention of iPad in the summary? (Score 1) 160

by cyberchondriac (#49561347) Attached to: Google Officially Discontinues Nexus 7 Tablet
I just looked in the Best Buy flyer this past Sunday, and got sticker shock when I saw the price for a Nexus 9.
I'll soon be in the market for a new tab, as my old 1st gen Nexus 7 is just annoying anymore (and I've rooted it and frozen a lot of the supposed bloatware). but now I don't know what to even look for. I really didn't want an iPad. I already have an iPhone, which I like, but I wanted one foot in both worlds.

Comment: Re:How about... (Score 4, Interesting) 101

This is true. My in-laws told me they would call Comcast when they had a problem like getting Word to come up on their laptop, my jaw dropped. I have no love for Comcast, but I told them comcrap has nothing to do with an issue like that and to stop abusing their service contract. Older people (60+) seem to have the hardest time grasping the the difference between the concept of the Internet and a local hard drive.. no matter how many times you explain it.

The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. -- Richard Bach, "Illusions"

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