It's not even 30/10 here. It's 30/5 and it's $62
I fall squarely into your example of having to stretch my paycheck to the next payday. I like the fact that there are farmer's markets and that people are preserving these varieties, but I can't afford any of that stuff. There are only a couple of GMO characteristics mentionned in the summary (yellow rice and low-acrylamide potatoes), but I have yet to see any of these "improved and better for you" varieties in stores, anywhere. All I ever see are things like engineered tomatoes created, not for nutrition or taste, only for their ability to withstand mechanized harvesting.
That's nice for farmers I guess, but it results in bland, flavourless tomatoes that have the texture of a softball. Perhaps if nutritionally improved GMO foods were available GMOs would gain consumer acceptance. In order for GMOs to be accepted they have to be better than their alternatives. Instead we hear about putting fish genes into strawberries to better withstand frost, instead of actually growing them in better environments.
The term you're looking for is "Bunker Fuel (#6)", also referred to as Bunker-C, and it's very nasty stuff. It'd be difficult to find a fuel that's any worse in impurities and toxic byproducts. It needs to be preheated to 220 – 260 F (104 – 127 C) in order to liquify enough to be used.
So, tell me again how I text a message to your company's phone number, extension 3007...?
>most voice mail services allow call back
I've never seen one that does. Often times if someone's calling from a smaller provider, the voicemail states the number as "an outside caller". A lot of good that's going to do
Bell Canada - Call Display $10.95
Link (click on "full details". Yes they have bundles but not everyone wants that.)
> I also didn't know that you could have a phone without caller ID
Unless you use a VOIP line or a burner (pay-as-you-go) cell phone caller ID is always an extra for both landlines and cellphones. For cellphones it's often bundled with voicemail or some other feature so you'll usually end up getting it
Liquid nitrogen for your RAM then...?
If you think that's steep you'll be floored if you look at cellphone packages here. Many of the cellphone companies here charge $50/GB (yes, fifty) for overage... they list it as "$5 per 100 megabytes." I know I'm comparing apples and oranges, but this is the sort of crap we seem to get stuck with here.
Someday somebody has got to decide whether the typewriter is the machine, or the person who operates it.