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Watch with our "beautiful" work carpet in the background.

It’s a watch.

Yes, I got an Apple Watch. Sorry, Watch. And people want to know. What is it? How is it? Is it any good? Is it worth the money? All reasonable questions. I'll answer them as … More

Why do they lie?

Lies, damn lies, and AT&T reps

This comment by a FB friend on my post about leaving AT&T made me think. That wasn't the first time I heard lies from AT&T reps, especially retention reps. If I have to … More

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AT&T doesn’t get it

I've been a pretty happy AT&T customer for many years. They've never been the cheapest (some MVNO, as of this writing), they've never been famous for their network (Verizon, … More

iPhone 5s vs 6+

The iPhone Six Plus

If you want a formal, professional, detailed review of Apple's new shiny just head to my favorite tech haunt, Ars Technica. This is a personal account. A long, long time ago my … More

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The OMICS group strikes again

The OMICS group is still trolling for scientists to join their high-quality events. The latest is an invitation to Cosmetology 2014, a "Dermatology" conference where all of the … More

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New spammy tactic by predatory publishers

The predatory publishers on Beall's List keep looking for scientists to spam. The newest tactic is a beauty - just connect to people on LinkedIn. I got the request this morning. … More