Not me. I work in the ad technology industry. I actually like my job. It's not like you'll be hurting the ad technology industry much, but it will mean your favorite websites (including Slashdot!) will have less income due to lower average value of impressions (a generic non-targeted impression is worth a lot less to an advertiser than a targeted impression). The ad tech companies themselves charge the same to their clients (the ad agencies for buy-side and the online publishers for the sell side) regardless of if the impression is targeted.
I was unaware the $30 plan did not support the BYOD SIM plan. That sucks. It would be awesome if they did for people who don't need anything fancy.
StraightTalk has a program just for this called StraightTalk SIM. It's $30/mo for 1000 minutes / 1000 texts or $45 for unlimited.
netdemonboberb writes "According to this article, Apple patents USPTO 7657849 and 8046721, regarding slide to unlock capabilities, are the next in the line of patents for technology that Apple didn't really invent but was just the only company brazen enough to file patents for. There are already four points that can invalidate the patent, described in the article, including prior art of another phone and an ACM Journal in 1992. Additionally, the patents are too general and cover almost any User Interface to unlock a phone. This is just another in a growing list of examples of how the US patent system is being abused, costing company budgets defending themselves from frivolous patents at the expense of innovation and technology growth."
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I dropped out of college (was in the CS program, but barely completed the early requirements), and I have a really good gig as a senior software developer. It takes a bit more to get your feet in, but in general, most places I've seen could care less about the degree if you can get the work done.
If you purchase the phone outright, T-Mobile gives you the option of getting a plan without a contract, for $20 less a month
Almost all of the software I have worked on commercially has been successful, and none of it has been open source (I have worked on open source projects, just not as a job). However, I also have a manager who is a developer with an MBA (he was a developer, and he got the MBA while developing) and a project manager who knows technology. Even the requested upgrades to the legacy systems we have get done on schedule and on budget
Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) has one to. They also do radio ads as well for various forms of cancer, as well as a big banner in front of the hospital) http://cancer.wellstar.org/content.aspx?id=38605§ion=cyberknife