If you're doing wifi-only [...] use [...] SIP
That might work for people who make and receive calls only at home. Am I the only one who needs voice but not data while riding transit?
Lots of countries have laws that prohibit carriers from differentiating the pricing based on phone model
But how easy is it for a citizen of Dice's home country to get a work visa in those countries?
Absolutely there are lots of people who cannot afford the top of the line smartphones out there
There are also people who can afford the phone but not the plan. Virgin Mobile, for instance, charges $336 per year more for service on an Android phone than for service on a dumbphone. I can keep service on a dumbphone for $7 per month, but if I wanted to activate an Android phone, that'd cost no less than $35 per month. Wouldn't carriers lump Firefox OS with the smartphones that require a data plan even if the subscriber plans to use only Wi-Fi data?
He likely is unable to leave the basement without a chair lift.
Which isn't necessarily something to be ashamed of, especially as people who graduated from college in the 1970s hit retirement age.
I needed roughly $10K or so to move if I recall correctly [...] over fifteen years ago
Thank you. You're the first to actually put a ballpark dollar amount on this, compared to others who say "if you can't figure out on your own how relocation works, you don't deserve a job."
Also, having a finished product on your resume demonstrates that you can actually finish products that you start.
there is a lot of anger towards e.g. pedophiles who get round the ban on underage sex by waiting until they are old enough
The trouble is that different constituents have different rules as to what defines "old enough". Some people would apply the rule popularized by F. Hugh Herbert's play The Moon Is Blue of the age difference plus fourteen years, or equivalently half the older partner's age plus seven years. Under this rule, 19 and 17 is OK but 23 and 18 isn't. Others would claim that no age is old enough outside a state-recognized marriage or other domestic partnership.
Moreover, unlike creative works, or even manufactured items or services, there is a fixed quantity of petroleum available.
How is that? Songwriters have been found liable of accidental "plagiarism" (copyright infringement without attribution) over having copied an eight-note phrase. Now each note has a length and a pitch, other than the last note in a phrase. The last note in a phrase has no duration because there is no following note, and a phrase can be transposed to end on any note. There are about two distinct lengths (short and long), and seven distinct notes within any scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti). This gives 14 possibilities for all notes but the last, or 14^7 = 105 million possible eight note phrases. How is this not "a fixed quantity"?
Many locations don't have any other option then dial up
Are they all on a north face of a mountain? Because if there's a tall building in the way, the area is probably urban enough to get DSL or DOCSIS, and if there isn't a mountain in the way, it can more than likely get satellite.
I assume that you're similarly disdainful for anybody who uses a game console or handheld?
Yes. Instead of a game console, one can choose a home theater PC. Instead of a handheld, one can choose a phone with a clip-on gamepad. Some clip-on gamepads even fold up like a GBA SP.