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Robert Cameron Redus Shot To Death After Asking Cop, 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

Robert Cameron Redus Shot To Death After Asking Cop, 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 20:37:02 in Crime

“i'm not saying the cop was justified or not. i couldn't care less at this point, but while reading the article i found a lot of gaps in the author's storytelling. namely that on one hand is a kid that everyone seems to think is an upstanding citizen, and on the other hand this kid apparently incited a cop to shoot him. my point is that this article doesn't even attempt to fill in that gap in information regarding this case. as for this "nonsense" you'd like stopped. i have no hand in it, as my comment didn't actually voice an opinion either way.”
Robert Cameron Redus Shot To Death After Asking Cop, 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

Robert Cameron Redus Shot To Death After Asking Cop, 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 17:41:36 in Crime

“ditto that. i can't believe they published this article with such a scarcity of information on the event. among many questions this article fails to even approach are how exactly redus was an integral part of the campus, or why someone who isn't an aggressive person at all would be driving erratically at two thirty in the morning and badmouthing a police officer so loudly that the neighbors could hear it.

i would like to borrow a quote from the article and direct it to huffington post regarding this very article: ...so the story just doesn't really make sense to any of us.”

Hansy Peguero on Dec 9, 2013 at 19:01:06

“Who cares if he badmouthed a cop. That's not a capital offense. Stop the nonsense.”
Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 01:08:52 in Entertainment

“my stars... i'm all aflutter!”
Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 00:58:13 in Entertainment

“if it's your job to run around and sing at the same time, then you do it. outkast used to rehearse their sets while running laps around the block so their vocals would sound tight when they were running around on stage, and believe me, outkast does a lot more than strut around on stage, they dance and they hustle, and they sound damn good doing it (to someone who likes their music) - because it's their job to sound good. britney doesn't write, compose, or produce her music. she doesn't play any of the instruments. she doesn't even need to dress herself. nobody's asking for heavenly choirs up there. her album music is so over-produced, i'd accept it if she could at least just hold a melody while on stage. if she can't be bothered to figure out how to sing and dance at the same time then what is she getting paid for exactly?”

PalmG on Oct 21, 2013 at 01:04:17

“I think I love you. I LOVE that you knew that about Outkast. lol”
Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Smartwatches Will Be Huge By 2017: Report

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 21:23:47 in Technology

“"as common as it is to buy a standalone camera... there's a good chance that either you or someone you know will have a wearable device"

if we're talking one in ten smartphone owners owning wearable devices (which is generous since the numbers indicate a one to fifteen shipped units ratio, and that's considering that a billion smartphones shipped this year alone, and 64 million wearables is a number that has three and a half years to manifest itself, by which time the smartphone industry will no doubt have grown even larger), then with any luck this is doomed to fail.

successful technology must fit the context. if i whip out my smartphone at a party, it's not immediately considered an intrusion because everyone has a phone. it's not unusual. if i pull out my DSLR while hiking with friends, nobody rolls their eyes and says "oh, you're one of THOSE people". the context of wearables is ALWAYS. if my focus is set on something an inch from my face that only i can see, however, and i'm constantly fiddling with my watch, while talking to my devices, i'm going to be an intrusion, eyes will roll, i WILL be one of THOSE people, and i'm going to have to pocket the wearables if i want to quell those reactions, making them all but pointless.

not to say this will DEFINITELY fail, or that it won't come back as something more marketable but, with any luck...”
Man Uses Girlfriend's Pinterest Boards To Plan Surprise Wedding

Man Uses Girlfriend's Pinterest Boards To Plan Surprise Wedding

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 20:45:59 in Weddings

“i'll give it to the guy, he pulled off something cool, but the woman? she's not even engaged yet and she has a wedding pinterest board? a little nuts, and in no way subtle.”

Parly on Oct 5, 2013 at 02:30:59

“Remember Monica on Friends? Chandler was the last piece of the puzzle!”
Midlifers Discussing Their Own Death At Dinner Parties

Midlifers Discussing Their Own Death At Dinner Parties

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 23:59:23 in Fifty

“pneumonia is quite painful and you suffer a lot. i'd rethink hoping for that.”
7 Features Of iOS 7 That Will Improve Your Life

7 Features Of iOS 7 That Will Improve Your Life

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 11:59:19 in Technology

“what?! you can block numbers, see SMS time stamps, AND get new ringtones?! pinch me i must be dreaming... of 1998.”

Lechiffre on Sep 21, 2013 at 17:37:08

“Fancy that”
Endless Shrimp: What Red Lobster Doesn't Want You To Know

Endless Shrimp: What Red Lobster Doesn't Want You To Know

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 11:52:11 in Taste

“my bad, i thought this might be a mildly interesting article (perhaps some scandal involving horse meat instead of shrimp). instead i got a poorly disguised advertisement for red lobster.

thanks for nothing, huffpo.”
Single Mom's Family Decal Is The Most Ridiculous Thing We've Seen All Day (PHOTO)

Single Mom's Family Decal Is The Most Ridiculous Thing We've Seen All Day (PHOTO)

Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 11:21:35 in Divorce

“we're not seriously trying to turn this into a discussion about the lingering racial divide in modern american society, are we? this is a two and a half sentence description of a picture of a bumper sticker. let's all shelve our self-awarded "citizen of the year" trophies for a minute and take a break.”
How One Woman Quit Her Job, Found Her Purpose And Began Changing The World

How One Woman Quit Her Job, Found Her Purpose And Began Changing The World

Commented Sep 14, 2013 at 23:01:13 in Women

“if you find out please let me know because i had the exact same question.”

Scooter74 on Sep 15, 2013 at 07:38:29

“Same here.”
What Classic Kids' Books Are REALLY About (PHOTOS)

What Classic Kids' Books Are REALLY About (PHOTOS)

Commented Sep 13, 2013 at 15:59:24 in Parents

“Jeebus, this Dan Wilbur character must be a real hoot at parties. I'm guessing his party mantra is, "what's the point of having fun, we're all going to die someday, anyway".”

Hoss Ryzer on Sep 14, 2013 at 19:43:10

“Literally a direct quote. Have we met??”
Tara Reid Rambles Incoherently About Sharks On 'Shark After Dark' (VIDEO)

Tara Reid Rambles Incoherently About Sharks On 'Shark After Dark' (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 15:27:51 in Celebrity

“HP may not want to bother explaining everything that is wrong with what tara reid said, and i don't think most of us need them to, but come on, just for laughs... somebody should, right?”
Cuppow BNTO Turns A Mason Jar Into A Lunch Box (VIDEO)

Cuppow BNTO Turns A Mason Jar Into A Lunch Box (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 15:14:01 in Taste

“i'm less concerned about the fact that HP is disguising an advertisement for tupperware as an article, and more concerned that they are employing a team of people (or so i assume it is a team from the excessive amount of self-references using "we", though more likely it's a single obnoxious author) who could barely scrape together two paragraphs of readable copy and who thinks "we kind of can't wait to see what they think of next" is a sentence that should end in a question mark.”
The 6 Types Of Facebook Posts Employers Don't Want To See: Survey

The 6 Types Of Facebook Posts Employers Don't Want To See: Survey

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 09:34:01 in Technology

“that was the best part of the article. all i could think of after that was, "this person clearly hates black people, yet his profile pic and name are nothing more than a giant black penis".”
Braves' 'Screaming Indian' Logo To Appear On Batting Practice Hats: REPORT

Braves' 'Screaming Indian' Logo To Appear On Batting Practice Hats: REPORT

Commented Dec 29, 2012 at 12:17:11 in Sports

“i'm with you. i say pick your battles. personally i can't believe how much hassle certain teams get, while no one seems to have decided to go to battle over the cleveland indians "chief wahoo" logo or the redskins... well, just the redskins, plain and simple.”
Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Dear Parents, You Need to Control Your Kids. Sincerely, Non-Parents

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 21:40:43 in Parents

“i'd like to quote jeff golblum from "the great white hype": "my father used to tell me, son, smile and the whole world smiles with you. cry and i'll give you something to cry about, you little bastard"”
Mailbox App Gets 800,000-Person-Long Waiting List With Promise Of 'Inbox Zero'

Mailbox App Gets 800,000-Person-Long Waiting List With Promise Of 'Inbox Zero'

Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 01:35:11 in Technology

“the only new feature i'm seeing here is the ability to "snooze" an email, which, as a human being, i am already equipped with. it's as simple as ignoring the email until i have the time or desire to respond to it. leaving it in my inbox without dealing with it is not quite the same as say, letting a dog piss on the floor and not picking him up and moving him outside, and it's not the same as letting a physical inbox on my desk pile up until the clutter infringes on my ability to work with in a clear space with a clear head. internet and electronic information exist in "the cloud" or on my hard drive. the "mess" it creates can never be bigger than my screen, and "getting that mess out of the way" is always as easy as closing the window, or turning off the device. i love seeing "zero messages" as well, but it is a fairly meaningless achievement, and a very fleeting and nonsensical joy. meanwhile everyone drops backhanded humble brags about how they deal with hundreds of emails a day, so we'll all know how important and busy they are. which is it? do you want a thousand facebook friends and hundreds of emails, or do you want to be a self-contained efficiency unit with no emails? pick one, be that, and i'll eagerly await the day that there's an app for just shutting up about it altogether.”