For the TechRepublic community who hasn’t watched TROLOV (that’s TR Out Loud on Video), be forewarned: resistance is futile! This episode contains the usual suspects — hot discussions, active members, and TROLOV contributions. If you’re not a fan of video (sorry about the Flash, Jaqui), you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. Sanity check: Have we now entered the post-OS era?
  2. Resistance is futile; the cloud will win
  3. Beware of fake job postings
  4. Poll: Vote for your favorite Friday Nite Music playlists
  5. a. Happy Birthday, Boxfiddler!
    b. Happy Birthday Old Mycroft……….er…… OldER Mycroft

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

  1. robo_dev and shasca (6 thumbs)
  2. seanferd (4 thumbs)
  3. Jacky Howe and JamesRL (3 thumbs)
  4. christianshiflet, OH Smeg, and TonytheTiger (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. deepsand and boxfiddler (132 posts)
  2. jdclyde (124 posts)
  3. Oz_Media (99 posts)
  4. seanferd (97 posts)
  5. Palmetto (95 posts)

TR Member participation

Thanks to TR members shasca, Nick Nielsen, and Hal 9000 for participating in this episode of TROLOV. These members are eligible for some free swag!

Last week’s Question of the Week was submitted by The Scummy One: “Which TR writer or blogger do you think typically gets the most Worthwhile marks per post?” Since we received only one answer (thanks, Nick Nielsen), we’re keeping this question open for another week. Please send your best guess to trol at
Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag
If you’d like to earn some TR goodies, just send me an e-mail with an answer to the Question of the Week, a brand new Question of the Week, comments, and/or photos to trol at You can also leave a voice message — our toll free number is (866)-414-CNET (2638) and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

We have lots and lots of swag. If you’d like a complete listing, shoot me an e-mail, and I’ll send a reply.