‘Tis the season to be stressed, scattered, and broke. So, what better time to sit back and relax with your weekly TROLOV — or TR Out Loud on Video. Everyone at TechRepublic wishes the TR community a safe and happy holiday season! If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. Presumption of guilt: Your rights when it comes to data encryption
  2. The five worst tech products of 2009
  3. 10 Windows features I would like to see in Linux
  4. Could you explain technology to a non-IT person?
  5. Droid: Creepy invasion of privacy has never been so enjoyable

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

  1. Sonja Thompson (6 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (5 thumbs)
  3. Michael Jay and TiggerTwo (4 thumbs)
  4. Jacky Howe and AV (3 thumbs)
  5. StefanVerster, NickNielsen, JamesRL, neilb, and OldER Mycroft (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. Palmetto (117 posts)
  2. Jacky Howe (86 posts)
  3. NickNielsen and dcolbert (67 posts)
  4. Michael Kassner (66 posts)
  5. The ‘G-Man’ (65 posts)

TR Member participation
Please send in e-mails, photos, or even small video clips with your holiday greetings to trol at techrepublic.com. You can also leave a voice message — our toll free number is (866) 414-CNET (2638) and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.