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TR Out Loud - February 5, 2010

Are you wondering what discussions and TR members were the most active this past week? Or maybe you're just in the habit of visiting TR Out Loud on Fridays? Regardless of the reason, now that you're here, check out the highlights!

Are you wondering what discussions and TR members were the most active this past week? Or maybe you're just in the habit of visiting TR Out Loud on Fridays? Regardless of the reason, now that you're here, check out the highlights!

Top discussion threads:

  1. Are TSA policies a bad joke? (Chad Perrin/apotheon)
  2. Poll: Should we abandon the password? (Bill Detwiler)
  3. Apple iPad: How will it impact business users? (Jason Hiner)
  4. Linux will never compete with Windows in the home market (bobgroz)
  5. GoogleSharing: A way to prevent tracking by Google (Michael Kassner)

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Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena over the past week

  1. OH Smeg (16 thumbs)
  2. IC-IT (6)
  3. CG IT and .Martin. (3)
  4. Churdoo and ---TK--- (2)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. Palmetto (153)
  2. jck (146)
  3. Deadly Ernest (109 posts)
  4. OH Smeg (104 posts)
  5. santeewelding (87 posts)

Addendum:

Happy birthday to TR's Head Technology Editor, Bill Detwiler, and Senior Editor Selena Frye. If you had a birthday this past week, please let us know so that we can give you a shout out next year!

Also, many condolences to gadgetgirl, as one of our dearest furry friends and TR Pet of the Week celebrity, Murff, is no longer with us. <3

TR Member contributions = swag We are collecting TR member submissions -- photos, original video clips, and audio files -- so that we can assemble them in a monthly community video. Our e-mail address is trol at techrepublic.com. If we don't receive enough submissions, that means there won't be a video for that particular month. However, for those of you who do contribute, we'll send you some free TR swag!

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

14 comments
Jellimonsta
Jellimonsta

I do miss your smiling face though Soni. :D

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

Those crazy haircuts? The G.I. haircut was a particular shock when it appeared on my 22" monitor! Keep it going Sonja - the 'Notes' are worth far more than many folk realise. ;)

santeewelding
santeewelding

Can't any longer. Murf: Mine was, "momma cat". Sonja: keep it up. The only way you will know how crucial this is to us, is to stop doing it. Whereupon, there will occur, [b]The Revetment[/b], and the end of all. You would not want that, would you? __________ Commas, lest I be crucified for what I myself insist upon.

NickNielsen
NickNielsen

I'm very, very sorry to hear that. Firm shoulder to cry on and a soft nappy to cry into, Lynn. Crying with you. :_| edit: Yes, it's clean. It's cloth and never been used for its intended purpose.

Michael Jay
Michael Jay

Sorry to hear it, warm hugs to you GG.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

So sad to hear about Murf. :( (((( BIG HUGS ))))

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

GG, my sympathies. I had a Murf for several years myself. Sonia, as long as at least one of Jason's discussions makes the top five, you're probably okay.

DMambo
DMambo

It sucks to lose a cherished pet and I hope you're doing OK. I'm sure you gave Murff a wonderful home.

Sonja Thompson
Sonja Thompson

Ok, first off, I have to let everyone know that Jason and I didn't really talk about this -- that is, me continuing to assemble the "Notes" of the former TROLOV on Friday morning. You can call it a habit, because honestly, I think I might be a little lost without assembling these pieces of community data that I've put together for the last year and a half. But habit aside, I also enjoy it! So, there you go... Be sure to check out the Addendum near the bottom of the post. I'll reserve that area for special news, updates, and the like. Oh, and if you have suggestions for me going forward, feel free to drop me a PM or send an e-mail to trol [at] techrepublic.com.

wthimmes
wthimmes

Sonja for President, 2012. Any questions? wthimmes

shasca
shasca

Appreciate you letting us not go Jones'n for our TROLOV. This will keep us from having to quit "Cold Turkey". We love how you keep us informed of the TR happinin's. I always look forward to the "Thumbies". It's kinda like a competition. (I think Oh Hal must cheat somehow tho) nobody can be that good. Can they??? Sorry G.G.

HAL 9000
HAL 9000

If you look at Hal's Thumbs you'll see that I have not got one in a very long time, Mater of fact someone has even unmarked one answer that I gave as Helpful and I'm not down to 667 helpful Answers. :p Smeggy on the other hand has got a few helpful answers recently though personally I do question that count of 16 I think it's widely optimistic. But as a hint all Smeggy appears to do is repost your answers and take credit for the answers. :^0 Col 0:-)

Deadly Ernest
Deadly Ernest

and answering before anyone else can finish reading them.