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Russell Shaw, the HuffPo contributor and former ZDNet and Weblogs, Inc blogger who good-naturedly took guff from us Engadget brats when I last saw him at CES 2006, "passed away while on a reporting trip in San Jose, traveling from his home base of Portland, Oregon" according to CNET editor in chief Dan Farber. A bit more detail from Andy Abramson.