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Amazon Reviewers Take on the Classics 272

Posted by samzenpus
from the eye-of-the-beholder dept.
Not everyone is a fan of great literature. In particular, reviewers on Amazon can be quite critical of some of the best loved classics. Jeanette DeMain takes a look at some of the most hated famous books according to some short tempered reviewers. One of my favorites is the review of Charlotte's Web which reads in part, "Absolutely pointless book to read. I felt no feelings towards any of the characters. I really didn't care that Wilbur won first prize. And how in the world does a pig and a spider become friends? It's beyond me. The back of a cereal box has more excitement than this book. I was forced to read it at least five times and have found it grueling. Even as a child I found the plot very far-fetched. It is because of this horrid book that I eat sausage every morning and tell my dad to kill every spider I see ..."
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Android 2.1 Finally Makes It To Droid 132

Posted by timothy
from the for-all-your-robot-needs dept.
MrSmith0011000100110 writes "The lovely people over at AndroidCentral have broken the announcement that Android 2.1 is finally coming to the Motorola Droid, with actual proof on Verizon's Droid support page (PDF). I don't know about my Droid brethren, but I'm pretty excited to see the new series of Android ROMs for the Droid phone that are based on a stock Android 2.1. As most of us know, the existing 2.1 ROMs can be buggy as hell and either running vanilla 2.1 or a custom ROM; but this phone is still a tinkerer's best friend."

Comment: Re:Economics (Score 1) 1142

If you don't own anything, and it is all an illusion, then you don't mind me coming over and taking all your money out of your wallet/bank account.

Oh wait, you're probably proposing that very thing, except under the guise of Government, aren't you?

If you REALLY believe that, why don't you act on it, and send me your hard earned $$$ right now. I'll give you my paypal address. I'm sure you won't mind giving your illusions to me, right??

You see, when push comes to shove, the professor, and you don't believe the crap you're spewing, because you're not acting like you believe it.

TRUE belief comes not from intellectual arguments but rather from acting on what you claim.

The problem is, you believe until you have to act on your belief.

I'll prove to you that ownership is valid, and it starts with your life. You own your life. If you don't own your life, then by what measure do you ascribe your freedom to do anything?

+ - Google says ad blockers will save online ads->

Submitted by azoblue
azoblue (842509) writes "Google — the world's largest online ad broker — sees no reason to worry about the addition of ad-blocking extensions to its Chrome browser. Online advertisers will ensure their ads aren't too annoying, the company says, and netizens will ultimately realize that online advertising is a good thing."
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