Question Of The Day – “Does It?”

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Read this article about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s behind the scenes dealings with Feisal Abdul Rauf and the planners of the “Ground Zero” mosque. It ends like this:

It seems that these emails show more than the usual amount of support coming from the mayor’s office.

What’s missing from this article??? Showing that everything that is documented IS “more than the usual amount of support” for a project. It might be, but there is no baseline established to what is “normal”. Knowing New York politics, I suspect this is actually less than normal.

Still, if the Rush / Hannity / Savage / Beck crowd doesn’t run with this flawed piece of propaganda, I will be shocked!

PS. For those who come here and instinctively want to slander me as a liberal, I’m not (just ask my bleeding heart liberal little brother who labels me as a Conservative wing-nut). I just hate really crappy journalism.

‘Tis The Season To Be Geeky! Is The Windows Phone A Good Purchase?

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I haven’t done a “Geek” post in a while, so for those holding on with baited breath… Here you go!… I’m getting my Geek On!!!

Have you been shopping for that perfect gift for someone, and found yourself asking… “Is the Windows phone any good?”. If you have, then you are a Geek! I’ve been asking myself the very same question. Though I’m an open source kind of guy and am not fond of their use of lawsuit threats to stifle competition, I give props to MS as Windows 7 is a fine operating system. Last month I got my Samsung Captivate and am very happy with it (Android Rocks), and everyone I know has upgraded their phones in the last year, so I won’t be making this purchase for myself or anyone else for Christmas. Still, I’ve been curious about the Windows phone… Is it viable in this market? Are cell phones yet another technology that MIcrosoft is, again, too damned late for the party? (see the Zune). Answering the last question will happen in time as people either do or don’t buy the product. The first question? Well, here is one review.