Inmates post reviews of prisons on Yelp

Prison inmates post reviews to Yelp.

Robert Miller , an attorney, has visited five prisons and 17 jails in his lifetime, but he has reviewed only three of them on Yelp. One he found “average,” with inexperienced and power-hungry officers. Another he faulted for its “kind of very firmly rude staff.” His most recent review, a January critique of Theo Lacy jail in Orange County, Calif., lauds the cleanliness, urban setting and “very nice” deputies.



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Kindle Gets 85% More Battery Life And PDF Support



Amazon has announced that it has a hardware update that will boost the battery life by 85% (with wireless 3G on). That translates in about 7 days instead of 4. The battery life for the sleep mode remains unchanged. Note that the first Kindle won’t benefit from the power management update…

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Review: Management by Strengths Boot Camp

 Review:  Management by Strengths Boot Camp

 Cate Lawrence speaking at the recent Management by Strengths Boot Camp

Raymond Alvarez:  Color me direct.  Ever wonder why some people react in unexpected ways to your communications – or maybe on reflection, your style was completely misinterpreted?

Cate Lawrence, founder of Lawrence Research Associates, recalls a personal confrontation in which a co-worker had accused her of everything from acting behind his back to conspiring to get him fired. Lawrence conducted a work session on Saturday (Jan. 24, 2009) at the University of Colorado’s Wolf Law Building in front of about 30 men and women from all professional walks.


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CNET Review of the iPhone 3G


CNET editors rated the iPhone 3G – 8.7 on a 10.0 scale. Not bad!

Just over a year after Apple birthed the first iPhone, the long-awaited, next-generation iPhone 3G has arrived bearing a mildly tweaked design and a load of new features. With access to a faster 3G wireless network, Microsoft exchange server e-mail, and support for a staggering array of third-party software from the iPhone Apps store, the new handset is the iPhone we’ve been waiting for. It still lacks some basic features but when compared with what the original model was year ago, this device sets a new benchmark for the cell phone world.

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