They seem like a pretty good deal for .00 a month, and now I’ve found instructions for using your Vonage number via a softphone on the laptop when I’m not at home, the deal seems even better (I always felt I’d look a little stupid talking on a normal-sized wired phone at conferences.
Sort of like bringing out one of those old candlestick models and yelling “OPERATOR!?
The Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness describes dating abuse as a "pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors used to maintain power and control over a former or current intimate partner." Individuals of all walks of life can find themselves in an abusive relationship.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.
Although many people assume that they will never have to face being in an abusive relationship, one in three teen relationships involves violence.
Almost none of these teens tell their parents, and most teens in abusive relationships don't know where to seek help.
As soon as we sit down, he whips out his laptop to show off its 12-hour battery. "It's just like bioinformatics, where you're searching for a sequence of code in a pool of DNA," he explains.
"But the DNA is all the Web pages in the world."His idea is as simple - and as simplistic - as HTML.
Which is just fine – we have, most seconds of the day, bandwidth to spare, our connections are pretty end-to-end secure (remember kids, trust no-one). His name’s Matt, and he’s the only person I know who bought the Daredevil soundtrack album. No response yet, but judging from the crappy streaming from his laptop, he’s got a pretty weak signal. Or at least talk to the only other person in the world who liked Daredevil.A few months ago, he launched an online dating service, Social Grid, which he promised would "change the world." Nobody was sure if he was kidding or serious.When I meet Vuong for lunch at a hip LA diner near Beverly Hills, it's clear he's not kidding.Chau Vuong, a 33-year-old former equity analyst who specialized in pharmaceutical companies at the investment bank Robertson Stephens, admits he's never kissed a girl.He hopes that one day he'll get married and lose his virginity. "I just research it." With a doctorate in pharmacy and a background in computer science, the self-described "extreme type-A personality" works full time on a desperately personal project: "to solve dating by turning Google into a global dating service."Vuong's boyish smile and giddy laugh give him the air of an awkward college freshman.