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fillerspace says

As far as prices/school/crime, this will vary a lot within small geographical areas. In many cities (east and west) you can be driving down a street with million dollar homes, amazingly nice schools and low crime/high police presence, and a few blocks away you’ll find just the opposite. There’s lots of debate about the economic disparity in America these days because of this.

It is like this in many parts of Los Angeles, so you have to be careful where you look. One notable example is Hancock Park, which is a rich area that is completely surrounded by low-income areas. When my wife and I were looking for our current house, we even saw one street with a transition from nice houses, manicured lawns, and trees on either side of the street touching in the middle, to run-down houses, dirt lawns, and old cars in the driveway. It turns out the nice end of the street was assigned to a good school, and the ugly end to a bad school. Good schools attract a more affluent buyer (who then takes better care of the property), and houses assigned to the good school have higher prices because of it.

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fillerspace says

The government’s suggestion is an AK-47.

The government would never recommend an AK-47 (Soviet made). They recommend the AR-15!

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fillerspace says

Wish i lived there :inlove:

It is a great place to live, but there are downsides. Like CloneUI mentioned, public transportation isn’t great. Aside from that, it’s great!

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fillerspace says

For what I have researched, its a great place to be, but I find brick walls when looking at cost of living and how good the schools are around there.

For school information in the US, you can look at http://www.greatschools.org, but keep in mind that specific schools are assigned to each house, and it can change from one street to the next. A good way to search is to look on Zillow for a specific address, and then see the schools assigned to it.

For cost of living, here is a good site that lists the prices of specific items in different locations, so you can get a feel for how expensive certain things you normally buy are. One thing about the US is that most prices are roughly consistent in every state, like restaurants, groceries, cars, utilities, but housing and salaries can vary widely. California has high housing costs, taxes, and gas, but also some of the highest salaries. You can also save on heating and cooling costs compared to cheaper states that have hot summers and cold winters.

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fillerspace says

America is so diverse, it really depends what kind of lifestyle you want your family to live. Two different parts of the country can be pretty different. Do you want city life? Want to live in the country side? Both? Mountains? Oceans? Suburbs? the list can go on.

In Los Angeles, where I live, we have all of the above within 30 miles of each other! City life includes the hustle and bustle of Downtown LA, Beverly Hills, and Hollywood. Countryside can be found in the San Fernando Valley, with numerous farms and horse ranches. The beautiful Santa Monica Mountains form a nice spine crossing the city with state and national parks for hiking. Ocean is gorgeous from Malibu to Santa Monica to Venice with its quirky boardwalk and beyond. Suburbs with master-planned communities, wide streets and cul-de-sacs can be found everywhere, particularly in the Valleys (San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Simi, Conejo). All this, plus an average temperature of about 70 degrees all year round, with no snow and little rain.

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fillerspace says

I find it very reasonable to be paid per tickets solved, not per hour.

Would it be the same rate for all tickets? Or different amounts based on the difficulty? A ticket like “missing style.css” would be a 30 second ticket, while one like “The latest version of Opera throws a security error in the console only on Tuesdays” would take longer to close.

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fillerspace says

We’ve seen it before…the top theme stays on top for a while, then gets replaced. Like Striking, Karma, U-Design, etc. Some new trend will come along, and a new theme will take its place.

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fillerspace says

I can read the name through the blur! Pretty amazing to get that many referrals in such a short time. How do people normally get referrals?

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The note on the file’s support tab says the author is swamped and that support should be restricted to serious bugs: http://themeforest.net/item/funder-crowdfunding-wordpress-theme/5689109/support
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But also 2 hours a day / 5 days at those rates are way too expensive mate ;)

That’s what I soon learned…$25/hour is too expensive for Themeforest. Note that the second email was a conversation with a different author, and the agreement was to handle all support for their items, not just a certain number of hours per day.

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