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Steve Yelvington
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The Confederate battle flag is toast throughout the South, but let's not fool ourselves about the reason. It's not because people of good will are stepping up and putting a stop to the hateful white-power messaging. It's because it's bad business. When the American South is the subject of global ridicule, it's not good for business in an increasingly globalized environment. Nikki Haley gets a couple of phone calls and it's all over.
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I very rarely agree with my colleagues up the road at the Augusta Chronicle editorial page. But this time they've got it precisely right. "How can Southerners, a people renown for their hospitality – nowhere more than South Carolina – insist on honoring a symbol whose mere presence evokes such intense loathing and lingering pain from people of all regions and races?" The rebel battle flag holds the American South up to ridicule and anger around the world. 
If there was ever a time to elevate the rebel flag to such prominence, it has long past.
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I suspect the reputation of the state's "hospitality" is not really agreed by all demographics, mainly just the "we" in Lindsey Graham's "this is part of who we are."
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My recent blog post about the "original sin" myth led to an interview on the Internet History Podcast. I talk about early online efforts by newspapers. Those who believe we all rushed to publish free content without considering the consequences are factually and historically wrong. 
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Technology moves so quickly -- or we tell ourselves it does. I just picked up this Olympus E-1 digital SLR on Ebay for $34 and paired it with a lens I had bought a week earlier for $17.21. The body listed at $2,199 a decade ago. This is a test shot off my back porch. The sensor is "only" 5.1 megapixels, but keep in mind: to double the resolution you have to go beyond 20. Darned solid camera for the price of a tank of gas. 
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Very nicely mr
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My Sero 7 Pro has been hanging the UI frequently. Cured by removing Facebook. Anybody having similar problems? 
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Historic District, Savannah, GA. 17mm M.Zuiko, Olympus PL-2. 
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Is "Internet Speed Monitor Toolbar" a trojan? Trying to figure out how it got onto my 87-year-old mother's Acer Chromebook. I can't find it in the Chrome app store. Before she called me, she had already managed to get into a phone conversation with scammers trying to get her to pay $80 to "fix" her computer. 
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The call may be coincidental to the ad. There have been widespread reports of people claiming to be monitoring your pc for a virus, etc. I've had 2 such calls in the last month. There are a couple of extensions that have inadvertently allowed ads to get in. One is a currency conversion extension; the other is one called "popular on Netflix"
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#CharlestonShooting  is a local story for us even though Charleston is 2 hours from Savannah. Clem Pinckney, the state senator and pastor who was killed, lived in Ridgeland and represented Jasper County, which is right across the river. Dylann Roof wanted a race war. What he got instead was communities, black and white, coming together. These vigils are being held in Ridgeland, Bluffton (where he formerly served as pastor) and in Savannah. 
More than 100 people from the community participated in a vigil at Turpin Park in Ridgeland Thursday night to remember Sen. Clementa Pinckney and the eight other people who were killed Wednesday night in Charleston. 
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Google has our newspaper phone number wrong -- apparently it's picking up phone numbers from archived pages and ignoring our current "about us" and "contact us" content. The official fix for this is Mapmaker, which is offline due to morons using it to draw penises or something like that. So we're going to activate the wrong number and map it to our front desk. I've learned that trying to communicate with human beings at Google is not a productive use of my time.
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+Steve Yelvington it looks like there are two pages for SMN, this page: https://plus.google.com/116162124299087875650/about?hl=en and +Savannah Morning News & savannahnow.com . You could use https://www.google.com/business/ to verify both, change the number and merge the pages so that the correct number shows up.
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When I visit a page that's in a foreign language using my MacBook Air at work, Chrome offers to translate. When I visit using my Ubuntu laptop at home, it doesn't. Is this a known bug? Or a flag buried somewhere in the system?
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Seems to be a huge UI difference between the Mac and Linux versions of Chrome. Some parts of that I expect ... but the "translate" button tucked into the URL bar isn't one of them. Thanks for pointing it out. 
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Some Hangouts questions: Will #Google #Hangouts work for calling home from Europe over a wifi connection? Is it still a free call? Do I need to disable cellular service to force the call onto VOIP?
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My daughter Paige made it through Vanderbilt, graduating cum laude with double major in philosophy and public policy. #vu2015  
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congratulation thats superb wish her best of luck...
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  • Savannah Morning News
    Vice President of Audience, 2012 - present
  • Morris Communications
    Senior strategist, 2001 - 2012
  • Cox Interactive Media
    Executive editor, director of Internet content, 1999 - 2000
  • Star Tribune, Minneapolis
    Editor, online, 1994 - 1999
  • St. Louis Globe-Democrat
  • Champaign News-Gazette
  • CBS Television/KMOX-TV
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Steve Yelvington is a journalist, new-media strategist and, on occasion, a technologist who started in print and moved to the online world in 1994. He was the founding editor of Star Tribune Online, which became startribune.com after moving to the Web. He has been a featured speaker and teacher at conferences and seminars throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.  He is VP/Audience for the Savannah Morning News, part of Morris Publishing Group. 
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Awarded both the "EPpy" for Outstanding Individual Achievement and the NAA "Edgie" as Online Innovator.
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You'll either love the Atlanta, or hate it. I've stayed twice and I'm in the "love" category. If you're a fussy traveler, don't go here. Don't expect the Hyatt Regency. You won't be happy and you won't be welcomed by the staff or other guests. The hotel is hard to find, a bit run-down, and there's no a/c in the lobby, restaurant or hallways. The rooms are spartan, there's also no lift, and those stairs are a challenge after a long day of sightseeing. But it's also charming, full of history, very safe, and very cheap. Behind the stern facade the staff is warm, friendly and eager to help. The food is excellent and the hotel has the most interesting guests of any place I've stayed, including the dogs, cats and giant tortoises. To find the Atlanta, take a taxi to "Sukhumvit soi-song" (Soi 2) and go all the way to the end of the road, where you'll see the entrance on your right. It's a bit of a walk to the skytrain (Nana or Phloen Chit) but not unpleasant. I see by their website that they now accept email reservations, which is a pretty big concession to the 21st century, so making a reservation should not be so difficult as I experienced. But you should be flexible about your accommodations. When you get there, your room may not be available (guests may decide to extend their stays). The hotel is very good about finding a solution.
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