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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Agares Re:US is next? (950 comments)

I don't see why you all keep making assumptions. If science does not conflict with my beleifs why is it still such a big deal to everyone?

4 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Agares Re:US is next? (950 comments)

As I said being religious does not mean anti-science. Furthermore I give a lot of things in science a lot of thought, and truthfully I can't say any of them go against what I believe. Religion is an explanation of why I am here and where I will go so to speak. Whereas science is basically just something that explains the world around us. The two do not have to contradict one another.

4 days ago
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ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Agares Re:US is next? (950 comments)

Being religious does not make you anti-science.

4 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Agares Re:This is insane... (329 comments)

You need to get down off of that high horse of yours. If I am wrong I am wrong, I just don't see the value in spending this much on a game. If it pays off for Microsoft then great.

about a week ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Agares This is insane... (329 comments)

Minecraft is a great game and all, but who in their right mind would buy any game franchise for this much? I don't see how they could possibly make their money back off of this one. I am happy for the creator though since he is now set for life.

about a week ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Agares Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

That is pretty interesting. I noticed that the states who have the most guns tend to have lower murder rates by guns. It wasn't the case for very state, but it was for the majority from what I could tell.

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Agares Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

So true, and what a lot of people do not realize is that we have knives, and you can get those without having to get a back ground check or anything. Also when I say knives I am talking about the military grade ones. Those tend to make very good offensive weapons. Lets not forget either that getting a conceal carry for those big things is far easier than for a gun. So does that mean we should ban knives too? Not at all since like you stated people are the root of the problem, and not guns or any weapon for that matter.

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Agares Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

Guns are banned in quite a few cities. Also by your logic those of us who live in the country where almost everyone has a gun should have a very high murder rate, however that is the opposite. Furthermore getting rid of guns won't fix the issue since it is not the root cause. China has massive stabbing sprees frequently, and firearms are banned there. One of the worst involved several men who stabbed about 159 people, and 29 nine of them died.

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Agares Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

My point is that the issue isn't guns but criminals. In China those handful of men with knives still managed to kill 29 people and injure another 130. That is just as bad if not worse than any gun crime I have heard of. Lets also remember that it is very easy to make a knife. Furthermore more people are killed yearly by blunt objects than so called "assault" weapons. Also those so called "assault" weapons are actually some of the weaker guns you can buy. So really the whole gun arguemnt is flawed when you think about it. It bascially always boils down to criminals.

about two weeks ago
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Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use

Agares Re:Why just guns? (264 comments)

Lets not forget how countries that have gun bans tend to have massive stabbing sprees. So the issue isn't guns or even weapons in general, it is people. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-...

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Agares Re:wow (185 comments)

Yeah I like the idea of auto-drive cars as well, but as I said I am sure someone will try to sue at some point even though it isn't a sound lawsuit. I am sure you know how ridiculous people can be about such things.

about two weeks ago
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Home Depot Confirms Breach of Its Payment Systems

Agares Re:Damn it, hire hackers as security professionals (111 comments)

I agree, however the major issue here is that there are not enough hackers to go around. So unfortunately security will always be a mess I suppose.

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Agares Re:wow (185 comments)

I could see somoene deciding to take a nap while using this automatic driving feature. Which could end up turning into a law suit I am sure.

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Agares Re:wow (185 comments)

This is a pretty good point. Driverless cars may be to much of a liability when you think about it. Sure I think that they would be great, but if a crash does happen despite how rare it would be someone would be getting sued. So in the end it may be to much of a hassle for companies to mess with. I guess we will have to see how it all turns out.

about two weeks ago
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GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Agares Re:wow (185 comments)

Everyone does have bugs like you say, however GMs recalls have been so bad that they have told people to stop driving certain models all together. Some of the popular ones that I remember are the Silverado and the Camaro. The issue with them is that the tie rods can come off which is very bad. I actually witnessed this on these vehicles. Once when I was on my way home on the highway this guy’s new Camaro lost its tie rod on the right front side and the wheel went rolling down the road. Also when leaving home one morning with my wife we were behind a Silverado that the same thing happened to except his tire didn't go rolling down the road luckily. The guy got it pulled over quick enough so the damage was not as bad in that situation. To me that kind of recall is inexcusable since this industry has been around so long. They should have these things figured out by now. If it was some new technology they were adding to the vehicle I could see how someone could mess up. However the components that are failing on these vehicles have been around for decades. So obviously they shouldn’t be having these issues when it comes to these parts. My guess is someone may have decided to reinvent these parts and messed up pretty bad. Either that or they decided to try and do it cheaper and went to cheap.

about two weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Agares Re:Well... (1262 comments)

You make a good point there, and I know that women do these same things to men at times. I was really just intending to point out the fact that these people aren't helping the matter. I also agree with you that gamers seem to be worse than others. However I've known plenty of non-gamers that do stuff like this as well. Over all I think it is best for both genders to realize that some men and women are obviously bad, but also realize that there are plenty of good men and women as well.

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Agares Well... (1262 comments)

The fact that these threats have been made is more than enough to prove her point. Not all of us men are bad, but there are plenty of stupid males that I have known that add fuel to this fire and show that there is at least some truth to it. It is my fellow men like these ones that really make me mad, and I wonder why any of them would treat a woman like this. I do think that some feminists go over board since some think all men are bad, however there are perfectly reasonable ones as well who get harrased and threatened like this poor lady.

about three weeks ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Agares Well... (506 comments)

I think it would be nice to still have a steering wheel. Not that I doubt the safety and precision of the vehicles, but it is always good to have manual control just in case some sort of freak accident or whatever occurs. For example planes can fly themselves as well but we still have manual controls for those just in case, even though the situations that they may be needed in are probably extremely rare.

about a month ago
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Is Dong Nguyen Trolling Gamers With "Swing Copters"?

Agares Re:It's easy to troll gamers. (113 comments)

I have to agree. This is why I never talk about games with others or mention that I like console A better than console B for whatever reason. The amount of gamers (not all) who will go out of there way to be upset with you can be very annoying sometimes.

about a month ago

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

Agares Agares writes  |  about 10 months 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  |  about 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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