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May 16th 2013 11:22PM Of course you're right Mark. Thanks for pointing that out. I'll make an update to the story.
May 1st 2013 4:15PM Agreed Linda, but that is also fighting an uphill battle against some cultural beliefs that are difficult to overcome. The situation isn't good though and if something doesn't change, these animals will disappear.
Apr 30th 2013 9:27AM While I agree with a lot of what you said Rosman, especially the suggestion of Nanda Devi, perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the world, this incident had absolutely nothing to do with over crowding. In fact the only people that were that high on Everest were the 17 Sherpas fixing the lines and the three Europeans who were climbing independently. If anything ,this was a clash between commercial climbers and the independents. The Sherpas don't appreciate the independent climbers, as they make no money of them, yet the independents still gain some benefits from the work of the Sherpas. It's a dicey situation at times.
Simone Moro and Ueli Steck are two of the best climbers in the world today and I suspect there were egos on both sides of this situation that allowed it to blow up into a bigger deal than it should have been. That said, the violent reaction out of the Sherpas is simply uncalled for.
Apr 23rd 2013 7:54AM Thanks for sharing the link Mathieu!
Apr 15th 2013 7:24PM Josh: Sure! It's not particularly thick at all. In fact, it may work better in the front pocket than the back!
Mar 21st 2013 8:02AM Nadir: I haven't seen any reports that indicate that, but it is possible. They were taking advantage of a narrow weather window and I haven't seen summit photos to see what the weather was like. Lets hope that wasn't the case though.
Mar 18th 2013 4:24PM There is no 64 GB version in the Kindle Fire HD. The only model that offers that much storage is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" with LTE. The absolutely top of the line Kindle available at this time.
The model reviewed her is the 7" version.
Mar 17th 2013 7:04PM Hi Barb,
I think you are thinking of Doug Swingley, a former Iditarod champ who froze the corneas in his eyes while racing. He has retired from the race these days.
Mar 6th 2013 9:24AM 3G definitely isn't in the same realm as LTE in terms of speed, but it can still do YouTube as long as you're patient. The big draw for 3G is that it is a lot more common than 4G coverage, which makes it a better option when traveling internationally.
And yes, the price is actually great for travelers who visit any of these countries regularly. Hard to pass up, particularly if you just need to be able to do email, social networking and web browsing while on the go.
Mar 6th 2013 8:28AM Garret: I'll preface my comments by saying that I'm not a big fan of Beats. I think they are overpriced for the quality that you get and the bass is way over done. In my opinion, the M-100s beat them in every category and it isn't even close. V-MODA has pumped up the bass nicely, but not to the point that it overpowers everything else. And the quality of the mid- and high-ranges sound far warmer and more impressive to me. These headphones are more worth the price in my opinion.