..... are shockingly expensive.
It amazes me that in the US you're expected to pay extra for voicemail, SMS packages, tethering etc. These are the basic services that make even a dumb phone usable. Without them, you may as well be sending smoke signals.
I'm currently with 3 Ireland. I paid €100 for my HTC Explorer. I pay €20 per month for unlimited SMS messages, unlimited data, unlimited calls to numbers on the same network, unlimited weekend calls to any number. Every time I top up by €20, I get €10 free credit. I get free tethering to my laptop. The only time my credit is used is when I call numbers during the week that aren't on the 3 network.
Ireland is a small country with four main networks. Competition is pretty tough, but having a mobile phone is pretty cheap. My 8 year old nieces and nephews have their own phones, and pay for the majority of their credit themselves from pocket money etc.
It doesn't violate the principles of physics. It works exactly as the physics determines it should. What it does do is take advantage of people's misconceptions and ignorance of physics.
It's the old story of more money than sense, or to be more accurate, the (almost as) old story of taking advantage of people with more money than sense.
So what Romney feels is fact now?
It is apparently to Republicans, and those with broken sarcasm detectors.
I'm not American, have no more than a passing interest in American politics, but even I got where the 47% came from.
Oh, and whoosh!
I'd be surprised if anything by Symantec worked correctly, regardless of the case sensitivity of the underlying file system. The only way to get Symantec software to work correctly is format & reinstall. Not even their uninstallers work correctly.
Except that those who say the Universe popped into being 13.7 billion years ago and that life evolved naturally over the period of approx. 4 billion years have literally mountains of evidence to back up their claims. Those that claim their imaginary friend did it have no evidence to back up their claims, apart from a book that was started a couple of thousand years ago, that has been translated several times from the original language, exists in several different versions and was compiled several hundred to a couple of thousand years after the events were supposed to take place and offers no evidence apart from "it's in this book, it must be true".
I know who I consider to be crazy.
There's caring about the safety and security of your data, then there's being obsessed about the safety and security of your data, and way over the horizon is this guy.
"I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens." -- Woody Allen