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Michael Crider
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I wrote this. I hope you'll read it.
On the evening of April 10th, 1865, president Abraham Lincoln addressed a crowd of three thousand at the White House. They had gathered to hear his speech announcing the surrender of the Confederate...
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Lincoln was a social progressive, he started income tax, and he was a strong Federalist. Such a reversal of platforms. But I don't think he was the morality star you make him out to be. I just don't think he lived in the 24 hour news cycle and social media if today's world.
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When you just won the World Series, but you still gotta make that eBay money
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Should have kept the glove too I think.
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This year's best nomination to the SEO Spam Hall of Fame is "Download Nougat 7.0 Update For Microsoft Surface Pro 3."
The "comments" are great too, including "Just upgrade my galaxy, work perfect, thanks." 
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PR agents: if you ever see me in a bar, bring up this post and I will obligingly buy you a drink on the spot.
In this job I work with a lot of public relations people. Their task is similar to mine, but in the opposite direction: while the responsibility of tech jo... by Michael Crider in Accessories, News
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Only one more day to pick up Good Intentions for 99 cents.
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+Matthew Grey Sorry, looks like Amazon's internal promotion tools only work in the US. I'll keep that in mind next time.
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No app roundup today - not enough new candidates. Sorry, I guess you'll just have to make do with the college football championship. 
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+Ryan Whitwam Yup. And a lot of work in Illustrator.
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Google's having a rough day.
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I couldn't find a clip of Bubo the robo-owl (from the original Clash of the Titans) for my Twitter notification. So I made one. You're welcome.
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Android Police is hiring contributors to write stories! Requirements include:

-Previous blogging experience - it's especially good if it was at an organization (strongly preferred, but not required if you can provide excellent writing samples and show strong Android knowledge).
-Impeccable English (absolutely required).
-Regular availability (positions for contributors are not "full time," but you can write as much as you want, and preferably a lot).
-A fairly modern Android smartphone (e.g., no more than 2-3 years old).
-Strong Android knowledge highly preferred, but not necessarily required if Android is something you'd like to learn a lot more about.
-Attention to detail.

Apply at jobs at androidpolice dot com with an introduction and writing samples. Resumes can be helpful, but are not required.

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Are any of you folks Apple Music users on Android? I could use a screenshot for an Android Police article.
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Happy July 4th weekend. In between hot dogs and fireworks, pick up my novel Good Intentions: A Supervillain Story for just 99 cents!
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REPLY TO MANAGEMENT'S CONDESCENDING COMMENT: If you "strive to create a friendly and enjoyable community," then put your money where your mouth is. Return the month's worth of rent payments you told me I wouldn't have to pay when I moved out (and you immediately filled my apartment at a higher rate), and pay back the $700 charge your towing thugs stole from taking my MARKED car. You're despicable people. Decent apartments, horrible company, deceptive people. o There's nothing terribly wrong with the buildings, but the appliances and heating/cooling units are decades old and rusting. The heater in my apartment sounds like a diesel engine, and the owners have refused to replace it. Groundskeepers will mow and leaf blow multiple times every week, making the place sound like an airport during the weekdays. They'll water constantly - there's a river running down the gutters every day in the spring, fall, and winter - and YOU'RE paying for the water on your utility bill! It's amazing that they do so much groundskeeping work to keep the place looking good, and somehow they still miss the dozens of beer and liquor bottles spread around the place. You also pay for the laundry rooms, twice as much as the laundromat, despite the fact that you're already paying for the water and electricity with two separate bills. You pay for a parking space. You pay every month for a pet. You pay and you pay and you pay, and they'll pretend that they're "community focused" because they offer Wal-Mart muffins at a free breakfast once every couple of months. Make sure to keep a snow shovel handy, because you'll be digging out your car if you don't want to pay for covered parking. The plowing they do after every snowfall is about enough to let one car by. You'd better watch your step on the sidewalks too, because when they feel like shoveling or laying down sand, they'll let it ice over the next day and never take a second glance. When you're ready to leave, prepare to bend over and take it HARD. They'll flat out lie to your face about the charges you'll incur, then act like saints when they've leased it to someone else. You'd be better off renting a cardboard box on Nevada Avenue than having anything to do with these people.
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Brought my watch in to get it repaired on a Monday morning, and the proprietor said he'd get to it in "a day or two." Three days later he didn't answer the phone during business hours, and didn't return my call when I left a message. Four days later I went to the shop in person, and he hadn't so much as touched my watch. I took it to a place in the mall and they called me first thing in the morning with an estimate. You'd think that someone who repairs watches for a living would have more respect for his customers' time.
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Horrible people working for a horrible company. After asking for a manager to solve a problem, without being uncivil in any way, the lady at the counter threatened to call the police if I didn't leave. Avoid at all costs and use UPS or USPS instead.
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Tried to charge me $60 for the manufacturer's recommended oil - and that was the special price! - with a wait time of almost two hours. I went to the dealership and they changed the exact same grade of oil (the synthetic efficiency stuff, OW-20) for $40, AND they got me in and out in 40 minutes on a busy pre-Christmas business day. The guy in front of me had been waiting over an hour for his service, and when he was ready to leave at the time they said they'd have it done, they still hadn't started. Avoid this place unless you just love slow and unnecessarily expensive service.
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