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TR Community scoreboard for October 29, 2010 - Ditch the crapware

In the hottest discussion this past week, blogger Michael Kassner talked about some ways to get rid of crapware. Find out what other posts had lively discussions and which TechRepublic members were the most active on the boards.

In the hottest discussion this past week, blogger Michael Kassner talked about some ways to get rid of crapware. Find out what other posts had lively discussions and which TechRepublic members were the most active on the boards.

Top 5 discussion threads:

  1. Five tips for getting rid of crapware (Michael Kassner)
  2. The top 10 geek sins (Jason Hiner)
  3. Five more snarky remarks Steve Jobs could have made, if asked (Jason Hiner)
  4. Unix vs. Microsoft Windows: How system designs reflect security philosophy (Chad Perrin)
  5. If you choose to recommend or hire friends and family, take heed (Toni Bowers)

TR members with the most total posts on the forums

  1. TobiF (97 posts)
  2. NickNielsen (96 posts)
  3. Oz_Media (86 posts)
  4. Palmetto (76 posts)
  5. apotheon (65 posts)

TR members with the most Thumbs for answering Questions

  1. Michael Jay (5 thumbs)
  2. TobiF (3 thumbs)
  3. brian (3 thumbs)
  4. dldorrance (2 thumbs)
  5. OH Smeg (2 thumbs)

Top spam busters

  1. NickNielsen (36)
  2. Palmetto (13)
  3. MehulBhai (9)
  4. TobiF (8)
  5. PurpleSkys (7)

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20 comments
seanferd
seanferd

is that Sonja seems to be aging in reverse. Is this behind the demand for birthdays? Hmmm. Call Rod Serling.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Nothing like white contacts for a more youthful appearance? LOL! ;)

seanferd
seanferd

Dunno. You simply seem to look very youthful lately. Dove soap or something? :p Or, those aren't contacts and you really are a vampire?

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

Tell me more about your eyes... 36? I knew I caught whatsitsbutt in the middle of posting, but I didn't think there were that many of them.

Juanita Marquez
Juanita Marquez

My birthday is quickly approaching, per your request. This weekend, to be precise. I usually adopt Halloween to celebrate it because it is the Coolest Holiday. I may be going to the DC Comedy Central bash, or staying home to recuperate from the possible flu I think is coming on. I can share a picture of a cool costume I made for my SO, as soon as I get one. Had to whip it up overnight, luckily I'm used to that kind of thing.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Did you get any pics of that costume? :)

Juanita Marquez
Juanita Marquez

Yep, feasting and present unwrapping was done. Got a shiny new Kindle with lovely case so I look forward to seeing if my old-school paper books are still as appealing afterwards. Costume pic will be uploaded tonight.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Where's the Visine? I've got sympathy pains. Halloween? I think there's a 'Nature' episode on PBS about Burmese pythons. I'll leave the porch lights off so those roaming around won't come up and trip on my cactus collection.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

And the better question - are you going to take photos with your camera phone and send them to trol@techrepublic.com? This is the best weekend (in the U.S. at least) for snapping lots of costume photos and pictures of pumpkin carvings. :)

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

Good thing it's Friday Night here I can go to bed soon and have Nightmares. :_| Probably more importantly in answer to your Better Question Sonja, [i]And the better question - are you going to take photos with your camera phone and send them to trol@techrepublic.com?[/i] No I'm not mainly because I don't like the quality of Phone Cameras Pictures, they are not very good at the best of times and Downright Abyssal most times but mainly because I don't have a Phone with a camera in it. :p Col

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Must entries in the various TR photo contests be taken with a cell phone, or will any form of camera be acceptable?

seanferd
seanferd

Richard Moll with radiation burns.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

Something tells me I would not find it appealing.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

So I guess that is what she means. :D However as Soni is trying very hard to be scary while she's getting there she still has a long way to go before reaching this level of [b]Scare Factor.[/b] :^0 http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj121/HAL9000_photo/Head-1.jpg Unfortunately no amount of Makeup will recreate this look. Doing it that way I originally did is way too painful to repeat so I guess that I'll just have to forgo any repeat try. :( Col :^0