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Amazon Reviewers Take on the Classics 272

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 ..."

Android 2.1 Finally Makes It To Droid 132

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?

Submission + - LED trafficlights cause accidents, don't melt snow (engadget.com) 5

yakatz writes: A number of cold weather American states are reporting their dismay at finding out that LED traffic lights are so energy efficient that they do not produce enough excess heat to dissipate any snow that covers them.

Submission + - Google says ad blockers will save online ads (theregister.co.uk)

azoblue 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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