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Video: TR Out Loud - May 23, 2008

We warned you that this day would come... TR Out Loud video. If you're not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

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We warned you that this day would come... TR Out Loud video. If you're not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Notes: Top discussion threads:

  1. Sanity check: Are Macs ready for the enterprise?
  2. Negative reinforcement: Charging for non-compliance
  3. Facebook mentality coming to business apps
  4. Video: Five services you can turn off in Windows XP
  5. Your CO2 Footprint - Grab the Microscope - an Illustration
Most "Thumbs Up" in the TR Questions arena this week?

  1. Peconet Tietokoneet (21 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (8 thumbs)
  3. True Blue (7 thumbs)
  4. bart777 and seanferd (4 thumbs)
Most Comments in the TR Forums this week?

  1. Peconet Tietokoneet (374 posts)
  2. jdclyde (178 posts)
  3. boxfiddler (151 posts)
  4. True Blue (136 posts)
  5. OH Smeg (91 posts)
Question of the Week:

This week, TR member Neilb wants to know: "What's one of your most embarrassing moments on the job?"

Send your answers to TROL at cnet.com or call toll free (866)-414-CNET (2638). You can also leave a voice message on Skype at TR Out Loud (tr.out.loud). If we use your answer in next week's show, you'll can have your pick of some free TR goodies, including mugs, shirts, toolkits, frisbees, disposable cameras, and the following list of premium products:
  • IT Vendor Management Tool Kit (CD-ROM)
  • IT Managers Hiring Tool Kit (CD-ROM)
  • PC Troubleshooter Resource Guide, Fifth Edition (Book with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to Active Directory, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Security Survival Guide, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Professional's Guide to Project Management, Volume 2 (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to TCP/IP, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • Administrator's Guide to Windows Server 2003 (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Manager's Guide to Business Strategy (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
  • IT Professional's Guide to Desktop Control, Second Edition (Workbook with CD-ROM included)
Answers from last week:

Here are a few responses that we received from last week's QotW, provided by Tammy: "Do you think everything that can be invented has been invented? If not, what else is left to be invented?"

  • Hal 9000: "Well I have to say no everything that can be invented has not been invented. I am unable to suggest anything to invent because if I knew what was need I would Invent it myself and be lounging in the Sun someplace where it never rains and I wouldn't need to work.
  • Dumphrey: "I would hesitate to say that everything inventable has been invented, but I would say it has been conceived. Science fiction consistently predicts the future of technology, which means in the future we will have mass space flight and humanoid robots. All I know is that I will not be satisfied until I have my own working light saber and mobile dustbin, I mean droid..."
  • jdclyde: "This gets down to splitting hairs. Was the first CAD program a new invention or just an improvement on existing ideas? Drafting has been around for a long time, and computers weren't new, but someone invented (wrote) a program that hadn't been there before. WiFi to connect computers, just a new use for old technology, but does that new use qualify as an invention? Does an invention have to be 100% original thought? If so, then technically, I would say yes, everything has been invented, and everything else is just building on old ideas.
  • alex.a: "Of course not. Have you never watched Star Trek? Personally, I'm waiting for a holodeck followed by transporters, turbolifts and phasers."
  • True Blue: "Has the Time Machine been invented yet. If so I want one. Could you please send details."

About Sonja Thompson

Sonja Thompson started at TechRepublic in October 1999. She is a former Senior Editor at TechRepublic.

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