The TR community that has been enjoying the NCAA basketball tournament should certainly enjoy this episode of TROLOV — that’s TR Out Loud on Video. Aside from a little March Madness, TROLOV also covers the weekly highlights at TechRepublic, including the top discussions and members on the boards. 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. Video: TR Out Loud – March 20, 2009
  2. Can an autocratic leadership style work?
  3. Job hunting: Put a new spin on ‘old’
  4. Google: The search giant quietly starts behavioral targeting
  5. Code for ultimate rootkit to be released on 19 March 2009

Here are a few other links that you should check out:

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

  1. seanferd (13 thumbs)
  2. shasca and Old Mycroft (4 thumbs)
  3. Jacky Howe (3 thumbs)
  4. Tony Hopkinson, neilb, —TK—, ThumbsUp2, t_mcnally_2001, and tstreich (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. seanferd (224 posts)
  2. jdclyde (177 posts)
  3. Old Mycroft (140 posts)
  4. Jacky Howe (115 posts)
  5. The Scummy One (113 posts)

TR Member participation

Thanks to TR members Hal 9000, jck, jdclyde, The Scummy One, and OLIRC for participating in this episode of TROLOV. These members are eligible for some free swag!

The Question of the Week from a couple week’s ago, submitted by TR member betageek52: “Can you make up a 10 things list about new 10 things posts we can cover on TR?” Here are some of the responses we received from the TR community:

Hal 9000: “As I’m not really very cleaver, asking someone to list 10 things on 10 items is just too complicated for me.”

jck: “I don’t think I can make up 10 things for a 10 things list about 10 new things we can cover on a 10 things lists. I feel like Chrissie from Three’s Company now.”

jdclyde: “10 reasons why JD is so sweet and lovable.”

This week’s Question of the Week was sent in by The Scummy One: “When trying out Linux, how many distros did you download and install before finding one that you liked?” And I’d like to add: “If you haven’t tried Linux, why not?”

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.