charles.mike on tech-gadget alternatives to texting while driving on Sept. 29 at 2:02 p.m.
I recently came across a blog post in consumer reports about a new free mobile phone application to help combat distracted driving called DriveSafe.ly that reads your texts and emails to you while you are driving. It looked pretty interesting so I tried it. I have a BlackBerry and it has really helped me when I’m on the road because it keeps me from texting while driving. It works through my Bluetooth and it can actually send an auto-response to the sender. I’ve had some fun with customizing the auto-response messages. I’m not that technical but it’s easy to use.
Alx on the actions of the protestors in the G20 photo spread on Sept. 29 at 2:37 a.m.
Some of these so called anarchists are actually undercover police trying to start problems so that the heavily armed police can have a reason to attack. All the real protesters are very non-violent, except for some with their words.
Joe on the city government’s responsibility to save for a rainy day on Amtrak and SEPTA bridges on Oct. 2 at 6:53 p.m.
It’s ridiculous that our city government is so inept that our Senators have to beg federal politicians to make taxpayers from across the U.S. pay for the upkeep of bridges they will never use. It’s immoral and unethical to make taxpayers in other states pay for our city government’s incompetence.
The city should have been saving money since the bridges were first constructed in order to pay for repairs. Anyone who has opened an accounting book (hopefully the city budget officers have) knows about depreciation. Every year a % of the bridge’s value is diminished (ex: 1,000,000 bridge is worth 10% less after year 1, 900,000 dollars, and then 10% less after that year, now it’s worth 810,000 dollars, etc.).
Ricardo Medina on The Temple News’ coverage of Latino Heritage Month on Sept. 29 at 7:23 p.m.
Whoever wrote this article did not do a good job of getting the facts correct. This story should also be on the front page. 21 years and still not on the front cover?? That’s oh so very sad. You would think that we would get some kind of exposure being that it is Latino Heritage Month, we’re representing the Latino Community here at Temple, and we’re Leaders of the movement. Very Disappointing