commented on There Is No Goldy
Goldy, why do you hate our Lord and Savior? Is it just so you can continue to live a sinful lifestyle that you deny Him? I believe once you allow Him into your heart, once He touches you with His Noodly Appendage, you will come to repent your sinful ways and turn once again towards the path of righteousness and all things saucy and delicious.
commented on T-Mobile Ditches Phone Contracts Altogether
If I didn't care about what kind of phone I wanted, I'd get Republic.
I've had T-Mo for a while now and one thing people don't realize is just how much spectrum (and cash) they got from that failed AT&T deal. And with fewer customers using T-Mo, they truly do have more bandwidth than AT&T. Case in point, I'm writing this from a NJ hotel room with my business partner. I'm getting approximately 19Mbps down on T-Mo's not-really-4G-HSPA-network, while he's getting 2Mbps down on AT&T's certified-real-4G-LTE network. We had similar experiences in Boston and Seattle - that so-called faster network isn't so fast when everyone and their uncle has an iPhone.
Which... is probably the one reason they're not doing so well. Their lack of an iPhone means fewer people will be willing to switch to them. But if you can get an unlocked* CDMA iPhone 5, it will work with T-Mo's current GSM network and their future 3.5G HSPA+ network. If you buy the unlocked GSM iPhone 5, it will work on their current 3.5G HSPA+ network (although only at 21Mbps) and future 4G LTE network (which will be in the same bands as AT&T). And you can save $20-40/mo over Verizon and AT&T while you do it.
*the CDMA bands won't be unlocked, but these phones also support GSM which is unlocked
Jul 11, 2012
commented on Savage Love
Projecting from my own experience here, but is it possible he put on the weight because she stopped fucking him? I used to have a ripped physique while my girlfriend was about 40lbs overweight when I met her. Even as she lost weight, the sex dropped off dramatically and I soon found myself feeling resentful and eating more and exercising less to compensate. Sure, if I helped out around the house more, lost weight, wooed her more...THEN there would be more sex. So I lost weight, started doing more chores (even though I had a full time job and she had none), did more things to show she was appreciated and surprise surprise, even less sex (I know, couldn't have seen that one coming).
So, yeah. Whatever the problem LBS has, it's likely in her head. I don't think she needs a doctor, I think she needs to be radically honest with herself and decide whether she truly is attracted to this guy or not. And if the answer is "not" she needs to quit torturing this guy and move on to someone she is attracted to.
Jun 2, 2012
commented on Seattle Cupcake Maker Endorses Barack Obama's Socialist Health Care Program, Is Rewarded in Presidential Tweets
@12 "Medicare for all? Please. Right now 48 million Americans are covered by Medicare and we can't afford that."
It's not a problem of not being able to afford it; it's a problem of not being willing to pay for it. Currently, as a self-employed person, I pay about $160/mo into Medicare and $385/mo into my private health insurance (the cheapest plan available to me is $284/mo which has very high deductibles and copays).
If I tripled my payment into Medicare (paying $480/mo instead of $160) I'd still come out ahead under a "Medicare for all" plan and given my use of the healthcare system the past two years (none) so would Medicare. That's the whole point of why single-payer saves money and doesn't break the bank.