Your response is mine as well. Bought my current Casio in 2009 and it's going strong.
It may be that placing babies with the aliens will be the only way to gain effective communication. For an exploration of this, see Suzette Haden Elgin's _Native Tongue_.
This assumes that any thoughts more complex than mathematics will be mutually comprehensible or that the written language will use a recognizable grammar.
We also still make a big assumption that meat-based life forms will develop similar enough brains that communication will be possible.
At least you won't get hit with roaming data charges.
Ting (ting.com) allows setting hard usage caps for voice, SMS and data.
Ting (ting.com, a CDMA MVNO) is $6 per month per phone. If you use no minutes, no text, no data, then $6 is all you pay.
As hardware prices drop, just virtualize the cloud.
He should step down because he acted counter to his oath of office.
Is Slashdot hiring copy editors?
The flip side of that will be . . . Reavers.
Hey, a number lower than mine!
If Beta is forced on me as the default and I can't turn it off permanently, I'll be saying goodbye, too.
Why does California keep electing her? She's obviously so hostile to the Constitution that her pants should catch fire every time she takes the oath of office.
Your lantern has gone out.
"Y'all" is plural. "All y'all" is a greater/collective/encompassing plural.
Compare with "we" versus "we all" or "they" versus "they all".