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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Re:Wow... (326 comments)

My complaints are mainly from an administration standpoint. I see your point, it's just a hassle when things are changed for the sake of change rather than for improvement. They have made improvements I know that, but let's not reinvent the wheel here.

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Re:Wow... (326 comments)

I understand things change overtime, and progress is important. It is just that the changes they made lately seem very counter intuitive to me. If it works out for them though why should they care what I think? lol

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Wow... (326 comments)

Even though I do not like Windows I never thought that it could ever really die. However with the absolute idiotic things that Microsoft has been doing with their OS lately I think that it might actually be possible. I cannot say how or this would happen, but I think it will be inevitable (I could be wrong here). I for one can’t stand the direction that they are taking. The only reason I still use Windows is for gaming. Maybe I should bite the bullet and only buy games that run on Linux from now on.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Agares Re:This is insane. (318 comments)

I would get rid of the phone too, but in this day and age it is a necessity. Maybe I could just turn mobile data off and use the library for my internet needs. Either that or just forget the internet all together. The internet makes things a lot easier, convenient, cost effective etc. However the costs would be so high that I would not be able to afford it.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Agares This is insane. (318 comments)

I usually use about 300 gigabyte a month easy due to streaming. This alone would add an extra $186 to the $63 a month I already pay. So essentially I would have a $249 bill if we were subject to something like this where I live. No thanks,I would just not have an internet connection and would tether off my phone when I needed to. If I just stuck with the necessities I would only need to get online with my PC for school work and what not, and this wouldn’t use much bandwidth at all. Also I could handle things like personal email with my phone, and all important email goes to my work email address which I only access at (you guessed it) work anyways.

yesterday
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

Insult me if you like. Not giving a good counter to what I am saying just shows you don't have anything good to say against what I think. You are entitled to your views, but let's be reasonable here.

5 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

They won’t be creating a situation where it is taken away. In socialism/communism those with money and power will hold on to it oppress the citizens. In this kind of society you have the elite few who hold all the money and power. So essentially all you have is the super rich and dirt poor. We see this in China and the people there right now are protesting demanding democracy. They want out of this social ideal that does not work, and just so you know there cannot be any democracy without capitalism. Capitalism is something that doesn’t need democracy, but democracy desperately needs capitalism and cannot truly exist without it. It is for that reason why I support capitalism. These two systems together allow the freedom of the individual and gives us all liberty, and that is what I want to see for all people.

5 days ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re: The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

True socialism is low level communism. Also I am saying that we are moving towards these things I didn't say we're 100% there yet.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

Quit making assumptions. When I talk about socialism/communism I am talking about the government working towards taking to much control. Also let's not forget that a lot of people are in support of greater government control and redistribution of wealth which is the basis of socialism/communism. This will only end badly as it always has when countries take this route.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

You know that I am talking about the over reach of government and how they are stepping on rights more and more. Also a lot of people support the idea of redistribution of wealth and greater government control which is the basis of socialism/communism. You all need to quit making assumptions and arguing against claims I am not making.

about a week ago
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FBI Director Continues His Campaign Against Encryption

Agares Yeah right... (284 comments)

More like help protect us from the prying eyes of big brother.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

Quit making assumptions and get over yourself. I was just making a general statement about capitalism vs socialism/communism, and I realize that there are many factors at play here. Also the USA is slowly turning into a socialist police state that is a fact. I didn't say we are completely there but we are well on our way. There is no such thing as privacy anymore you people on here should know this. The government knows way more about you than you obviously realize, and in any power hungry government the people are seen as the enemy. Keep trolling if you want, what you say can't change the truth.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

Capitalism and Democracy has allowed a lot of freedom as well as letting our nation as a whole better lives of millions. The free world has done a lot of good since it allows people to take things into their own hands if the choose to do so. Taking things into your own hands can be a very tough challenge, but it can be done and you can build the kind of life you want under these circumstances. So to me that is pretty good, but I will admit that not everything is perfect, and nothing we do can be perfect really.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

I am not a purist, and I understand that having some social things implemented along with captitalism can be very beneficial. I just don't support full on socialism/communism that so many seem to want these days. I agree with what you are saying, I just feel that to much socialism can be very bad given what we've seen it do in the past.

about a week ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

Agares Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

I wish more people saw it this way. Where I live we have mutiple ISPs and as a result they each offer pretty good service. Competition is always desirable and we should be doing things to promote smaller mutiple companies that compete with one another instead of having these huge ones that monopolize on everything that they can.

about a week ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

Agares Re:Hitler (232 comments)

This is awesome lol.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:Let me get this right (836 comments)

Maybe have a flat sales tax on everything except food, rent, and other necessities? That way no one has to bother with those forms anymore and the whole process is a lot simpler and more efficient. It would also keep people from evading taxes as well since it is taken out on transactions. I have heard of this before and it sounds good, but I am not sure how great it would actually be in practice.

about a week ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

Agares Re:The Middle Class is the Bedrock of Society (836 comments)

Capitalism may not be perfect, but it is better than socialism/communism. At least in capitalism there is a way to fix these issues we are having. The government use to step in when a company got to big, but with the government corruption we have today and the movement towards a socialist police state we are falling apart.

about a week ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

Agares Re:Interesting (299 comments)

Good to know thanks lol.

about two weeks ago

Submissions

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Microsoft To Name Alan Mulally Its New CEO By Dec: Nomura

Agares Agares writes  |  about a year ago

Agares (1890982) writes "We reported yesterday that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has shortlisted five external and three internal candidates to potentially succeed Steve Ballmer. Nomura equity research analyst Rick Sherlund said in a research note to investors that he expects the software giant to name Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) CEO Alan Mulally as its new CEO by December. Mr. Mulally has made it to the five external candidates Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has shortlisted. Sherlund said Alan Mulally is the top pick based on his merits and track record. The Seattle-based company needs a turnaround expert. And Alan Mulally is credited with reviving Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) when it was on the verge of bankruptcy."
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AT&T set to sharply increase data service fee

Agares Agares writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Agares (1890982) writes "AT&T Inc is following bigger rival Verizon Wireless with a new type of family plan that comes with a four-fold increase in its fees for data services such as mobile Internet. But, unlike its rival, AT&T says the plan will be an option rather than a requirement for new customers and subscribers upgrading to a new phone. Late in August, AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile provider, will launch the new offering, which allows its customers to buy a single data plan for up to 10 devices and includes unlimited phone calls and text messages. Under the plan, the company's data price could be quadruple its current fee. For example it will charge $40 for 1 gigabyte of data per month, compared with its current rate of $30 for 3 gigabytes. The hope is that the new plan, similar to one kicked off by Verizon Wireless in June, will entice individuals and families to connect more devices such as tablet computers to the AT&T network because they will no longer have to buy a separate monthly data allowance for each mobile device."
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G.I. Gentoo

Agares Agares writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Agares (1890982) writes "G.I. Gentoo (General Installation Gentoo) is a project with the intention to promote the Gentoo Linux OS through the implementation of install scripts that will not only ease the install, but still allow powerful customization that will enable the user to build an efficient system. With this vision in mind the project hopes to enable Gentoo to be more feasible in a production environment, and allow this amazing OS to grow and prosper in many ways."
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AT&T set to sharply increase data service fee

Agares Agares writes  |  more than 2 years ago

AT&T Inc is following bigger rival Verizon Wireless with a new type of family plan that comes with a four-fold increase in its fees for data services such as mobile Internet. But, unlike its rival, AT&T says the plan will be an option rather than a requirement for new customers and subscribers upgrading to a new phone. Late in August, AT&T, the No. 2 U.S. mobile provider, will launch the new offering, which allows its customers to buy a single data plan for up to 10 devices and includes unlimited phone calls and text messages. Under the plan, the company's data price could be quadruple its current fee. For example it will charge $40 for 1 gigabyte of data per month, compared with its current rate of $30 for 3 gigabytes. The hope is that the new plan, similar to one kicked off by Verizon Wireless in June, will entice individuals and families to connect more devices such as tablet computers to the AT&T network because they will no longer have to buy a separate monthly data allowance for each mobile device.

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