Internet Explorer 6 Countdown

For the 1% of the USA still using IE6, as well as the other 8.1% of the world, please upgrade already or switch to Chrome, Firefox, another-other-browser-besides-IE6.

10 years ago a browser was born.

Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.


Republic Wireless $19/month UNLIMITED Cell Plan

During it’s entire beta run, Republic Wireless is offering a $19/month cell phone plan that is completely unlimited… unlimited data, minutes, etc.  No catch (  The beta is said to last until they achieve “economic sustainability” or simply fail to continue operations.

So tempting… I think I’m going to have to try it.  There is a start up fee of $199, which includes their phone, but it is fully refundable if you cancel the plan and return the phone within 30 days.

Free roaming is included as well as free international calls via WiFi.  Though it appears they might try and hit you with a stick if you end up using too many cellular minutes on their WiFi / Sprint network “hybrid” cell plan.

The reviews of the phone aren’t so hot though and unearth some of the limitations of the Republic Wireless system (,2817,2397398,00.asp?tab=Reviews):

Bottom Line

Republic Wireless gives you an LG Optimus S Android phone for under $20 per month, but the Wi-Fi portion isn’t reliable enough to use as a main phone.

 Republic Wireless $19/month UNLIMITED Cell Plan

LG Optimus S