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Comment: Re:Wait for it.... (Score 1) 336

by mjpollard (#46789235) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

You're talking about the city of Detroit. The article talks about the Metro Detroit area, which means the city as well as the surrounding suburbs (mostly in the counties of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb, which are the counties that surround the city). The suburbs, by and large, are good, safe places to live, especially Oakland. The city of Detroit has plenty of problems, there's no denying that, but you do a disservice to the entire region by focusing solely on the city.

Comment: Re:Welcome to the Google Walled Garden of evil (Score 2) 260

by mjpollard (#45360485) Attached to: Google To Block Local Chrome Extensions On Windows Starting In January
Minor correction: "To Serve Man" was an episode of The Twilight Zone, not The Outer Limits. (Fun fact: the main alien in that episode was played by Richard Kiel, better known as Jaws from the James Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" and "Moonraker.")

Comment: Re:Expected (Score 5, Interesting) 191

by mjpollard (#44203905) Attached to: Detroit's Emergency Dispatch System Fails
If you're talking "suburbs" within the Detroit city limits, then yes, I agree with you. (I went by my grandma's old house in northern Detroit a while ago -- the 7 Mile/Gratiot/Hayes area, for the natives among us -- and "reclaimed by nature" doesn't begin to describe it. I nearly wept at the sight as the memories of my brother and I playing in the back yard when we were kids surfaced.) Most in the Metro Detroit area, however, know "suburbs" as the cities and towns outside the city limits, cities such as Grosse Pointe, Royal Oak, Southfield, Dearborn, etc., all of which are alive and thriving.

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