is the same as a store giving employees 40% off if they buy and wear the store's goods
In fact, it could be worse -- MS is paying for the equipment. Most clothing retailers require employees to wear the company's clothes while at work and to purchase said clothing with their own money (discounted, of course).
Perhaps GP was referring to this cap Sprint instituted around October or November of 2011 on tablets, hot spots, and tethered mobile phones. Still unlimited data for untethered phones (I think).
Data usage limits when using 3G/4G Mobile broadband devices
If you have a mobile broadband device such as a tablet, netbook, notebook, USB card, connection card or Mobile Hotspot device, effective beginning with your next bill following notification, your on-network monthly data allowance will no longer include unlimited 4G.
Let's make a week 10 days- a much more logical number.
We could call it the metric week, and every country but the US could switch to it. Sweet.
Yes and no. Well written code tells fellow developers on the project how something works and shouldn't require a lot (if any documentation). However, if I'm using someone else's code I don't always want to have to read through it to figure out what it does. Documentation (like Javadoc) should be used to explain what the code does (without getting into the details of how). In some cases, a few real world examples may be enough.
This is my problem with many open source projects. Usually the only way to use it in your own project is to open up their source code and start reading through it. And if there is any documentation, it's frequently woefully lacking and/or out of date. And tweaking their sample code doing "trial and error development" sucks.
but is better than nothing
I disagree. Usually "nothing" would have been better. The compromise rarely, if ever, fixes the original issue and just creates new loopholes, issues, etc. that need to be patched. One of the reasons we're in the mess we're in is not because Congress cannot agree on legislation it's that they agree too often on bad legislation.
Sprint customers can use the Verizon network. So, why use Verizon?
I confirmed this the hard way while trying to activate my iPhone with Sprint w/o WiFi. I had 3+ bars and couldn't get the damn thing to activate until I accidentally wandered into the 1 cubic foot of space where I could get Sprint's signal.
If it's worth hacking on well, it's worth hacking on for money.