From their crowdfunding promo that I saw a month or so ago, it looks like it'll be expensive, though.
So I ended up getting rid of CL and just using a small hotspot for casual browsing. My neighbor does let me still use his CL connection via WiFi when I want to do anything big (like ISOs, and videos) though. Otherwise, my little 3G hotspot is actually faster than CenturyLink.
I have a BenQ. I have Opera 12 running on it, and just recently installed Softmaker Office (they recently released their 2012 suite as free) so I have a very capable office suite. With a foldable BT keyboard, it' s WAY more useful than any smartphone is, although if I could find a decent enough office suite for Android, I' d opt for a cheap tablet.
Do you have an indian reservation nearby? I have two near me and I've seen the same IT positions (a DB admin and a sys admin) available for the last two years for one place.
Now, I can't speak with any authority, but reservations around here operate as sovereign territory and don't play by the same local/state/national rules. So it could be that a past felony might be OK. It's also entirely possible that they would reject you because of your felony, but it's an option worth checking.
The breed of crazy that will shoot you dead for walking home at night from a convenience store.
Or on a Bart platform.
One tool I use with a laptop (but it could easily be installed on a Linux or BSD-based router, is VNStat - humdi.net/vnstat/
It can monitor and report hourly, daily, monthly, etc and you can easily chose what interface to report (it monitors all active interfaces). There's also some graphics reporting capability, too, but I just use the command line output and awk-parse what I need.
But considering just how straight white male oriented the tech industry is
Have you actually been to Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle or Vancouver? Very few industries or cities are more accepting of homosexuality. I bet the tech industry is very close to being "aligned with the general population."
I lived in SF for decades, most of my adult life, in fact.
I'm not talking about acceptance. I'm talking about actual leadership. It's quite rare that an open homosexual is a CEO of a successful multinational corporation. In fact, I don't know of another, certainly not in the tech world.
Gays are equal to straights and should have the same rights. I find it sad that announcements like this still make headlines. It shouldn't matter nor should anyone really care (unless they are looking to hook up).
True enough. But considering just how straight white male oriented the tech industry is, it's good to point out that occasionally we have other possibilities.
It truly won't be an issue when the tech industry is more aligned with the general population. We're not there yet.
But is there a single show that you can watch over the Internet for the rest of the month after you get to your 10 GB cap?
I don't watch video over the internet in HD. A gig will provide me with about 4-4/12 hours of standard definition shows.
I would welcome alternatives to Cable in Rural areas.
I'm in an extremely rural area. Cable is not an option. It's either satellite or a huge antenna that's capable of getting signals from over 100 miles away.
While it's expensive, I rely on cellular internet for everything and wireless connect through a router. There's not a single show I can't watch (that I want to, anyway) over the internet. Plus, sine I don't have a remote, I'm sort of forced to actively choose what it is I want to watch, rather than mindlessly clicking from channel to channel.
I don't miss cable at all.
I am pretty sure speed is an issue
3G speeds are not bad. I use Straight Talk's 3G hockey puck hotspot (Umax U240C), which is 3G-only, and can do everything I need to on it, including stream Netflix.
Also, I usually get the 4Gig/40 dollar card, which is good for 60 days. It's about as good as it gets price-wise, for pre-paid at least.
The sort of people who pay slave wages probably consider 6.8 hours of "free time" a day more than adequate for such self-catering needs as sustinance and rest.
Considering this was in Fremont, CA, figure an hour commute each way - even if the company were generous and provided transportation, so 4.8 hours "free" time.
I would imagine it's down to too few people being on it still. There was such initial hype for it, then nothing. How long do you suppose people will wait before just not bothering with it?
Is your work heavy on graphics and/or video?