On It Depends on What the Definition of "Unlimited" Is

Switched to T-Mobile for their $30 plan for 5GB of data. T-Mobile's network is fine for the most part but even in NYC, I get old 2G data more often than I like. That said, I'm saving $650 a year compared to my corporate discounted AT&T account so it's more than worth it to me. And when it works, it's sometimes 5-10x faster than my AT&T line.

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 12:17 pm 0

On Is There a Class Component to Catcalls

In defense of GI Joe, I have stood up and called other men out when they catcalled my friends right in front of me. And you know what? It instantly got insanely aggressive and almost turned into a fight. GI Joe could've just been looking to avoid a fight altogether. I'll defend my friends but I'm not risking a fight for a stranger.

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm 0

On Paying for Theaters vs Waiting for Netflix

@garli I'm seeing that option more often now on iTunes and/or Google Play. They usually run $8.99 or more and they're typically limited run or indie flicks.

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 11:57 am 0

On Paying by Phone

@Erica You have the same worry about your wallet getting stolen too though. Plus at least with a phone, you can possibly find it or track it down or at least set it to wipe remotely.

Posted on October 23, 2014 at 10:27 am 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

@paddlepickle So you're not the "I'll take two!" customer I guess?

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0

On My Day Interviewing For The Service Economy Startup From Hell

If this weren't real, I'd be laughing out loud. It's like a scene from an HBO show about startups. Even the name is laughable. I've already heard a few jokes on the subway about whether they have happy ending specials.

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 5:22 pm 2

On It's Heating Season In New York City

@jfruh My sister's place in Chicago has one thermostat for the entire building. Same old steam heat as I've had in NYC. She has the added plus of having single pane windows so when you're taking a shower in the winter, the steam condenses at the top of the window and freezes by the time it hits the middle.

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm 0

On Want a Job in the Sciences? Good Luck Navigating the "Unsustainable Hypercompetitive System"

@Glen Raphael@facebook That's been my findings in CS also. My dad would agree from the Biochem/Chemical engineering angle too. His view was that PhDs always got too into the theoretical/research side to be valuable in a practical engineering environment. They were needed to come up with the new ideas or solutions but BS/MS was more useful day to day.

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 2:00 pm 0

On It's Not the Clocks That Are the Problem

Maker here. It'll be done when it's done. People hate me!

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm 1

On What Will You Do With Your Extra $200?

@Allison Yeah, that's kinda my point. After you max it out, it's easy to forget it's a percentage rate at all. After the max, it's not a percentage, it's a flat rate of $7254.

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm 0