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Brad Linder
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Attended Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
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Doesn't make it any less hardcore! :)
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Brad...Cool post.  Wondering if you have any specific content you would like to us to post?
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Just removed some Facebook/Twitter/Google+ integration on Liliputing to see if it speeds page loading. Let us know if you see a difference!
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I know what pages are taking too long to load and I know that it's within the server redirections and script that does all the pretty URL magic. Just need to spend a weekend re-writing it!
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Here's an idea for discussion.  This site demonstrates a concept that looks interesting but would need a little bit of work from contributors if it were to succeed: http://socialcompare.com/en/comparison/usb-stick-dongle-mini-computer.  Rather usefully you can "embed" a comparison by copying/pasting the html code and integrate the table into a blog or website, potentially such as on here. If you look at the comparison tables for "Low cost ARM boards" or the one for "ARM boards" you can both get a feel for the presentation, capabilities and see some pretty good comparison information.  So over to Jean-Luc and yourselves for comments and ideas!
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How not to pitch a guest post (and yes, this is copied and pasted from a real email):

"I was wondering if you would consider publishing an article related to your site's theme? It will be an original piece of content unique to your site and will make sure that it will look natural on your site."

This is about the same as submitting a cover letter for a job that says "I'd like to apply for a position with your organization. I believe my skills and experiences make me a good fit for the job, and I feel passionate about your company and the work that you do."

At least take a few seconds to acknowledge that you have any idea what topics our publication covers and demonstrate that you have expertise in a related topic. 
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This bakery around the corner from me makes ridiculously good sweets... and also happens to make them using vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free ingredients. They're crowd-funding a cookbook. 
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Thanks! I've got a few of last year's variety coming up in the compost pile. If any of the new tomato plants don't make it, I might try transplanting one of those. They were awfully tasty. :)
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Chrome OS tablet

The tablet housing is touch sensitive and will be able to allow the user to position UI elements where they wish on the display by simply touching the tablet's housing in specific areas.
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is that another hint that they'll be fusing ChromeOS and Android? Who would use ChromeOS on a tablet? Why is Google competing with itself in the tablet space?
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Wow... there are so many things wrong with this article I don't know where to begin. The headline is true -- I don't think Intel plans to launch another N-series Atom chip for notebooks/netbooks. But once you get past the headline... well, here are a few problems:

1. The article claims Clover Trail devices "are largely priced above $599. With Bay Trail, laptop makers will have the option to offer less expensive products"
- What exactly is stopping them from offering less expensive products now? Nothing. And in fact you can pick up an Acer tablet with a Clover Trail chip for $399. 
2. "But over time, weaknesses in netbooks—slow performance, cramped keyboards and small screens—were exposed."
- So what you're saying is that nobody noticed those limitations initially?
3. "If users want $250 computing devices, they can buy Chromebooks, which come with ARM or Intel’s Celeron processor, or cheap Android tablets"
- Exactly one Chromebook comes with an ARM processor. The rest have Intel chips... including the cheapest model available, the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook
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Freelance journalist and blogger
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  • Liliputing
    Editor, 2008 - present
  • Mobiputing
    Editor, 2010 - present
  • WHYY
    Sunday morning anchor, 2011 - present
  • Weblogs Inc
    Blogger, 2006 - 2010
  • WHYY
    Reporter, 2000 - 2006
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Philadelphia, PA
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South Euclid, OH - Chicago, IL - Princeton, NJ - Brooklyn, NY
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Brad Linder is a freelance journalist and blogger in Philadelphia, PA. 

Brad is founder and editor of Liliputing and mobiputing, web sites covering mobile technology including netbooks and smartphones. 

He has also worked in public radio for more than a decade, filing stories for NPR and a number of public radio programs. Brad currently anchors Sunday morning newscasts at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia. 
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  • Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • DePaul University
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