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Shifting Perspectives: How to be a good PUG druid {WoW}

Dec 16th 2009 2:14PM Wow.com and Richard Shindell? You've created the perfect operlapping Venn Diagram of happiness for me today. Somewhere Near Patterson is undoubtedly one of my favorite songs of all time.

15 Minutes of Fame: Solo healing Naxx 10, Part 2 {WoW}

Mar 17th 2009 9:25AM Good thing he didn't get frostblocked on Kel'Thuzad.

Why healing meters suck {WoW}

Jan 9th 2009 6:01AM It's true that damage mitigation by a discipline priest will not show up in a healing meter. There's a good reason--damage mitigation is not healing. I find the healing meters to be an extraordinary tool, and have become a better healer because of them. Sure, heals within a few percent aren;t worth fighting over. However, it's interesting to see healers of the same class and spec at opposite ends of the healing charts. It's enabled me as a class leader to swoop in and instruct and help develop my guildmates.

If you've got an issue coming in low on the healing charts, and it bothers you that much, change your spec. Complaining about the charts being "unfair" is merely juvenile.

WoW Insider's Loot-idays: Day four {WoW}

Dec 25th 2008 11:11PM My dancing can only be described as grenade-like

WoW Insider's Loot-idays: Day three {WoW}

Dec 25th 2008 1:58AM Roses are red, violets are blue.
I hope I win. And that's pretty much it.

WoW Insider's Loot-idays: Day two {WoW}

Dec 23rd 2008 4:34PM I will clean my chimney so delivering the loot card will be relatively soot free.

Ohh Canada, fork over another $50 for PS3 {Joystiq}

Jan 27th 2007 6:21PM "Remember to take all comments on Joystiq (not *necessarily* the blog itself) with a grain of salt as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are all paying for viral ad campaigns at this point."

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Why I think the iPhone is stuck with Cingular {Download Squad}

Jan 19th 2007 1:16AM Here's the real scoop on Cingular and its dropped calls claim:

Cingular has been in the hot seat for its latest ad campaign claiming that "the leading independent research company" has proven Cingular has the fewest dropped calls. Cingular doesn't identify this mysterious "research company" in its ads or on its website. While you might assume Consumer Reports is the publication being referenced, that's not the case. It turns out that the referenced study was conducted by a company called Telephia Corp., but according to an investigative article by Bruce Mohl published in the Boston Globe, neither Cingular nor Telephia will release the results of this study to anyone.

Cingular isn't the only wireless company that makes big advertising claims, but Cingular's claims are perhaps least supported by any of the available independent testing data. In the large survey conducted by J.D. Power, Cingular is rated lowest in overall call quality in four of six regions. In the remaining two regions, subscribers rate overall call quality in the bottom two. In the survey at PC Magazine, readers rate Cingular call quality higher than that of Sprint/Nextel and Qwest, but significantly lower than Verizon, Alltel and U.S. Cellular.

Source: http://www.consumersearch.com/www/electronics/cell-phone-plans/index.html

CompUSA will Vista-proof your PC, for free {Download Squad}

Jan 15th 2007 12:08PM "Vista Proof" in the headline doesn't make any sense. Your not protecting your computer *from* Vista like fireproofing protects you from fire.

CompUSA will Vista-proof your PC, for free {Download Squad}

Jan 15th 2007 12:05PM "The Microsoft Vista Upgrade advisor cannot upgrade hardware."

Any electronic retailer is capable of upgrading hardware--this is not exclusive to CompUSA. If you walked into Best Buy and asked the Geek Squad "What do I need to buy to run Vista on this?" they'd do the same thing for "free." I have to agree this is a non-story.