I'd agree on those concerns, let's just hope it does turn out to be the same old T-Mobile, but with better infrastructure. I personally would not have a cell without them. It simply isn't important enough to justify a monthly bill. I bought a 1000 minute Prepaid sim and recharge it yearly. Granted my plan wouldn't last a 17 year old a month, but is suits my needs perfectly. Not certain what I'd do if that option went away.
Due to reduced ridership, we are again raising fares
Many of you are not old enough to remember pre-cable TV. Back in the antenna only days, we got a channel or 2 and found it sufficient. The idea of pay TV was being floated, and one of the main selling points was; no commercials. Once the idea took root, they kept this promise for a good many years. It started with one commercial, now it is as bad, if not worse, than free TV. We let them get by with it, and now it is the business model. I never have paid for commercials, I cut the cord when the only alternative was to go back to antenna.
So if they want search a phone they need merely arrest the owner on any charge. The charges may be dropped later, the very act of the arrest is an impromptu warrant. I wonder if this includes traffic stop "arrests".
Re: "...dismissing projects like this...means that you're missing everything."
I'll plead ignorance on this; how is it a smaller carbon footprint to buy 2 water filters at a time as opposed to buying 50 all in one box, likely manufactured all at once, shipped all at once, with no extra packaging. It certainly helps my wallet footprint with; 2 filters retailing @ $7.95 & a box of 50 @ around $40. I'd say it even reduces my heating and cooling costs by decreasing the sq ft of the room where they are stored.
I don't mind having 15 batteries slowly losing charge in a drawer. Point is; I bought those batteries very cheaply, at a discount club. Just how much are the drone delivery guys going to get for 4 batteries when my remote goes down, and just how instantaneous is it? I need that remote, and I need it now. There is at this point a savings in buying in bulk, there is a number where it is worth your wile if you will use it up in time and have the space to store it. 200 razor blades, 50 water filters, what ever, I'll take the savings & truly have it instantaneously.
What this really speaks to is; what pussies today's kids are. Not so long ago, people just made it through and got their satisfaction having the bully mow their lawn, and wash their car, when real life began after high school. No one, in my entire scholastic experience, took their own life or came in and shot the place up. It sucked to be bullied, but it was hardly the end of the world. I was bullied plenty, mentally and physically, & learned to toughen up and pick my battles.