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Can We Trust CNET Again After a Scandal This Shady?
Yahoo/Atlantic Wire ^

Posted on 01/14/2013 6:19:27 PM PST by nuconvert

CNET, one of the Internet's first and most influential authorities on gadgets and tech news, watched its editorial integrity spiral out of control Monday, with staffers quitting and editors left to explain themselves in the wake of explosive new charges over its annual Consumer Electronics Show awards — a scandal, it would appear, that goes all the way to the top of its corporate umbrella, and could shake the entire ecosystem of online tech journalism.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; cnet; cultureofcorruption; pravdamedia; seebsnews; technology
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1 posted on 01/14/2013 6:19:30 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
Contrary to an already controversial move first reported last Friday, CNET parent company CBS didn't just asked the site to remove Dish's Slingbox Hopper from consideration for its Best of CES Awards amidst a lawsuit between CBS and Dish; the removal came after executives learned the gadget would take the top award, and that request came down from CBS CEO Leslie Moonves himself

Not sure this even makes the Top 50 list of worst CBS editorial abuses...

2 posted on 01/14/2013 6:24:41 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: nuconvert

Reminiscent of how the MSM dances to the tune that the DNC plays.


3 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:09 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nuconvert

CBS and CNET in bed together. What could possibly go wrong.


4 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:43 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: nuconvert

As long as CNET is affiliated with CBS or any other media stream media outlet, then the answer is “No, they cannot be trusted.”


5 posted on 01/14/2013 6:29:43 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: NittanyLion

Dish should consider itself lucky. If CNET was owned by NBC they would have packed the sling box with explosives and blown it up during the show.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 6:34:11 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: nuconvert

One has to think that certain individuals within the sphere of influence of CNET have taken hefty positions in the stock of those companies that produce products that CNET touts. Something rotten going on here.


7 posted on 01/14/2013 6:36:06 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: nuconvert

C who... LOL the last time CNET was relevant I think I was putting together a 486 or something... the only thing anyone uses CNET for is to download software once in a while.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 6:37:38 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: battousai

Well, spill the beans. Where are the “good” sites then?


9 posted on 01/14/2013 6:40:59 PM PST by SengirV
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To: USNBandit
Dish should consider itself lucky. If CNET was owned by NBC they would have packed the sling box with explosives and blown it up during the show.

Hahaha! That's a good one...

10 posted on 01/14/2013 6:46:23 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: nuconvert

I used to trust CNET, I mean really trust it. For years when I saw its web address among competing listings in the search results I would click on its link to what I was looking for.

I no longer trust CNET.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 6:54:41 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: NittanyLion

I couldn’t find a picture of an exploding pickup. I was a bit disappointed.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 6:57:38 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: battousai

486? Wow, that was ages ago. Remember how long it used to take to fill up a 10 mega bite floppy and a floppy used to actually be floppy?


13 posted on 01/14/2013 6:58:14 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Army Air Corps
"Reminiscent of how the MSM dances to the tune that the DNC plays."

The MSM is the Democrat Party in disguise.

14 posted on 01/14/2013 6:58:39 PM PST by StormEye
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You are giving away your age:)


15 posted on 01/14/2013 7:02:35 PM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: battousai

likewise.
except for downloading stuff. they hide the actual
file and puts download links to several files of its advertisers.

I disregard any link that points me to cnet.


16 posted on 01/14/2013 7:14:53 PM PST by Morris70
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Floppies never were 10 megabytes.

They were 1.44 meg.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 7:15:32 PM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: nuconvert

CNET wants to hijack your browser....


18 posted on 01/14/2013 7:21:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: SengirV
Well, spill the beans. Where are the “good” sites then?

I would've suggested AllThingsD (from the WSJ), but you have to pay for access of their columns.
19 posted on 01/14/2013 7:23:34 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: StormEye

They are the Propaganda Ministry of the DNC.


20 posted on 01/14/2013 7:25:51 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: battousai

CNET “sometimes” I use for reviews on new and FREE apps or software I never heard of. They come in handy..

It’s not their reviews I read..it’s the other regular buyers or posters who make reviews of feedback on an item.


21 posted on 01/14/2013 7:33:28 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: SengirV
For general sci/tech news nothing better than the good old Register, your tech news and reviews delivered with a sarcastic flare, just the way I like it.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/

For more serious reviews I always go to Tom's hardware, been following his site for years from when he first started doing reviews and talking hardware, now of course he is quite big and has an army of reviewers and testers etc to do the write ups. They can get quite technical, which is great if you like that sort of thing :)

http://www.tomshardware.com

Lastly for gadget news, reviews etc I just peruse Engadget who pretty much grab all the cool stories from around the world that you would be interested in. Of course they are owned by AOL now so take it with a pinch of salt, but gives you info on things you can research further on your own.

http://www.engadget.com/

This is not to say there are no other sites which would be just as good, these are just the ones I have used for years, if anyone else has good ones please share :)
22 posted on 01/14/2013 7:37:35 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: SengirV
I also use ars technica. Owned by Conde-Nast, and I think it's pretty good.
23 posted on 01/14/2013 7:45:46 PM PST by frankenMonkey
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To: Dan(9698)

“Floppies never were 10 megabytes.
They were 1.44 meg.”

Excuse me, but I happen to recall asking, “What would I ever write that could possibly fill a 256K disc?”


24 posted on 01/14/2013 7:46:21 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: battousai

I agree. What was that around 1993/4?


25 posted on 01/14/2013 7:56:37 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: G Larry

But you could buy a hole puncher you could make it a 2.88 meg disk. So if you punch a 2nd hole you would get a 5.76 meg and the last hole would give you a 11.53 meg. But like 64k is really 65536 it was rounded down to 10 meg.


26 posted on 01/14/2013 8:04:18 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: G Larry

That was Bill Gates and the quote was something like, “640k is enough memory for everyone.”


27 posted on 01/14/2013 8:06:15 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Dan(9698)
They were 1.44 meg.

The were also 360KB, 720KB, and 1.2MB...

28 posted on 01/14/2013 8:13:20 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce; Las Vegas Dave; Swordmaker

Thanks nuconvert.


29 posted on 01/14/2013 8:14:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Remember how long it used to take to fill up a 10 mega bite floppy
and a floppy used to actually be floppy?

Well, Well..
N00Bs

Dectape, Paper Tape, and, Punchcards


30 posted on 01/14/2013 8:32:09 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: Dan(9698)
You are so correct, floppies were 1.44 meg, at least the later advanced ones. But those were the hard plastic case ones, right? I'm thinking of the larger and floppy floppies. What were they, 500k. I thinking the ones that worked with the IBM 486.

These ones...


31 posted on 01/14/2013 8:56:14 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: daniel1212
You are giving away your age:)

Hey, I remember when a phone modem was placing the phone hand set into two rubber boots.

Come to think of it, I remember when I saw push button dialing vs actual dial dialing.

I am happy to report I am not old enough to remember why they call it "turning" on the lights.


32 posted on 01/14/2013 9:03:48 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Blue Highway

Well, no!

That was ME, and the quote was with regard to the 256K disc!

I said it to a couple co-workers.


33 posted on 01/14/2013 9:04:05 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: nuconvert
Comments on tech sites, populated predominately by political liberals, are: "If you can't trust CNET, then you can't trust CBS."

Conservatives should strike now. We have always known that CBS can't be trusted. We should now connect the dots for politically low-information techies.

For example: tech reviewers in the WSJ.

34 posted on 01/14/2013 9:31:59 PM PST by Kennard
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To: G Larry

haha what year was that?


35 posted on 01/14/2013 9:45:31 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: SengirV
Well, spill the beans. Where are the “good” sites then?

I think that Anandtech is the head and shoulders above them all, if you don't ask for a review of every product in existence and are willing to dig. They start each review with a great high-level description of the state of technology relevant to the product, followed by an intensely detailed and exhaustive review. Their reviews are roughly daily, so they don't touch on that many products. For that, you will need to venture into the comments, which I have found to be level-headed and well-informed. The site does not attract those seeking instant gratification and a forum for bloviating.

36 posted on 01/14/2013 9:46:14 PM PST by Kennard
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To: StormEye

you must have watched this:AGENDA: Grinding America Down http://vimeo.com/52009124


37 posted on 01/14/2013 10:20:40 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: nuconvert

It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and only a moment to lose it.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 4:01:49 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Kennard

We are at a pivot in history. It’s worth the push.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 4:19:13 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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40 posted on 01/15/2013 4:20:16 AM PST by ketelone
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To: nuconvert

Most of these young techies voted for Obama....Nothing Obama does gets them all worked up but this slingbox affair does. Idiots!


41 posted on 01/15/2013 4:31:45 AM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Blue Highway

I think it was 1985, but could have been 1987.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 5:35:09 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: nuconvert

CNET is the LAST place I would ever go for advice. Everyone knows what political junkies they are.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 5:37:40 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

486? Wow, that was ages ago.

_________________

There was a 386 before there was a 486.


44 posted on 01/15/2013 5:44:08 AM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Man that’s old! Actually, at 60 i am probably old enough to remember the modem but i was not into computers until about 1999, with 166mhx cpu and a HD of maybe 500mb, if that large. I once gave away a HD that was about 30mb thinking, “why would i ever need that much?

Now how about Jenny gas and (the old) Ipana toothpaste?


45 posted on 01/15/2013 6:42:55 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Chickensoup
There was a 386 before there was a 486.

Yep. I think I had one but remember the excitment when the 486 came out.

Even at that, the hardware could not keep up with the software. Word in DOS was faster than the new Word in Windows. I kept wondering why anyone would want to switch.

Now I've got this Google Nexus 7 tablet and the dang thing is faster than my desktop computer. So fast that when I dictate in voice-to-text it keeps up word for word and gets very, very few words wrong.


46 posted on 01/15/2013 9:51:44 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: daniel1212

I am 74. I got into computers in 1979 before there were any pc.


47 posted on 01/15/2013 9:53:35 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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Bonus ping to the HDTV ping list..


48 posted on 01/15/2013 3:08:24 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: ADemocratNoMore; advertising guy; aft_lizard; AJMaXx; Alice in Wonderland; american colleen; ...

Bonus ping to the HDTV ping list..


49 posted on 01/15/2013 3:08:45 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: ADemocratNoMore; advertising guy; aft_lizard; AJMaXx; Alice in Wonderland; american colleen; ...

Bonus ping to the HDTV ping list..


50 posted on 01/15/2013 3:09:43 PM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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