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Comment: Re:Hey if China is whining about building them.... (Score 1) 312

by shine (#41691147) Attached to: Foxconn Thinks the iPhone 5 Is a Pain

"no one would do the job for $40 or less per hour with full benefits"

I will do it for $20, when do ? Actually, a lot would do it for $10, but I'm retired an have a good pension as does my wife. And she has a job teaching at the local community college.

But for 20 with no bene's, I'll do it.

Comment: Re:CAFE Kills (Score 1) 1184

by shine (#41153597) Attached to: White House Finalizes 54.5 MPG Fuel Efficiency Standard

NHTSA said back in the eighties* that smaller cars are safer b/c they are less likely to hit something or be hit b/c of their size. It makes sense that when you are hit, it's a greater catastrophe but you'd be hit less often.

~S

*I had a Toyota Corolla, a very small car then, now have a Prius. It consistenly gets 45 mpg or better and is a mid size car.

Comment: Re:T-Mobile Pay as you go (Score 0) 294

by shine (#39141945) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Mobile Phone Solution With No Data Plan?

I live in Kentucky and am happy with T-Mobile also. I bought a prepaid Motorola phone.When you buy $100 in minutes, the 1000 minutes last for one year or until used up. Phone calls are ten cents per minute and texting is ten cents per text. I got tired of the Motorola flip phone and bought a unlocked Nexus S from Amazon for $404. The phone I got was an ATT model GT-I9020A but since I don't have a data plan, it doesn't matter. But for T-Mo I could have gotten a GT-I9020T. All I really need is a GSM phone. I plugged in the sim from the Motorola and the Nexus worked like a charm. I have wifi at home and a lot of place I frequent have it also, so I almost always have the internet available. If you buy a smartphone from T-Mo, they will insist on a data plan.

ATT has a similar prepaid plan but texting on that is $.20 per text. I text infrequently, so the cost is not really important.

I am happy with the Nexus S but other phones would do as well.

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