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Comment Re:Deal still subject to regulatory approval (Score 0) 748

I second this. The only reason I haven't gone from T-mobile to Verizon is the cost. However, you do get what you pay for (except for with AT&T, where instead you get incompetence for about $100 a month per person). I would love to see a massive migration of T-mobile customers to Verizon when this thing goes through. Someone else brought this up, and I still want to know for sure - isn't it a breach of agreement if they do not allow customers to opt out of their contracts if another company takes over? Or is that written into the clause that I never saw?

Comment Fake Personalities, Real Scams (Score 0) 85

Stories like these illustrate the reason why I've stopped using these social networking sites, especially Facebook. The amount of scams on there is ridiculous... all of those little "games" that your friends ask you to sign up to play are just scams to get you to agree to give them your contact information. Now lobbyists are succeeding to make themselves even more unreputable. Way to jump on the bandwagon.

Comment Re:Extracurricular activites (Score 0) 639

If by pointing out an over-inflated sense of superiority didn't tip off sarcasm, then I deeply apologize.

I did not mean to argue that homeschooled children are superior (though you could certainly interpret that if you did miss the sarcasm). On th contrary, it was to show that calling homeschooled children socially inept is just as ridiculous and prejudice as calling traditionally schooled children as being unintelligent.

I did forget to mention that several children are homeschooled because of mental or developmental problems to being with. Sitting here and referring to them as socially retarded in not so many words is not exactly tactful either.

Comment Re:Extracurricular activites (Score 0, Troll) 639

The only problem I ever found with my own home-schooling experience was an over inflated feeling of superiority when I am around my traditionally educated peers. After the feeling of disdain wears off (I eventually come to terms with the fact that it's not their fault), all I'm left with is pity. Statistically, home-schooled children are more inclined to not only go to college than their traditionally schooled counterparts, but tend to favor private or ivy universities. Or perhaps those schools just favor them. One thing is for certain... we usually speak with more of an adult's capacity of vocabulary at an earlier age. This may cause scorn and ridicule... but it's rarely been a problem as an adult. I'm not sure if it's exactly fair to be comparing the social habits of home educated children with geeks simply because geeks just have a different way of thinking and processing information. They/we do things logically versus emotionally on a large scale. You don't need to be raised in a cave to have poor social skills. It's subject to personality types in general, not actual social stimuli. Can this behavior be taught? I personally don't think so. Not going about it that way. A class on self esteem or the art of conversation would be far more helpful.

Comment It seems... (Score 1) 85

What all this really means is those without a visual handicap will probably take advantage of such advances in technology to do more computing while driving. I'm certainly guilty of being able to create, write and send text without looking. The advent of the cell phone internet browser only promoted the ability to browse porn while driving, imho. Now if only they could translate THAT technological advance adequately for our visually impaired friends. Talk about a real contribution to society.

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