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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Agares Re:Bet he can't tell ... (570 comments)

I am not arguing that, but keep in mind we are talking about Russia here. They knew there are civilians up there, but there are also enemies so unfortunately we had a shoot first ask questions later scenario.

2 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Agares Re:Great... (570 comments)

The problem is that if something isn't sending out the right code or it can't be indentified it will usually get shot down. Also considering it is a war zone right now I don't think anyone should be flying over that air space anyways. What they did was wrong of course, but airlines shouldn't take these kinds of chances with their passengers anyways.

3 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Agares Re:Bet he can't tell ... (570 comments)

I see your point, but the problem is that at some point this was going to happen. It is a war zone after all and I am surprised it hasn't happened more often. If a military can't get an ID an something they will shoot it down anways since chances are it is the enemy. It is a sad tragic thing since this can cause civilians to die.

3 days ago
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Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine

Agares Re:Great... (570 comments)

Sometimes a military force will shoot first and ask questions later since they are so scared of their enemies possibly getting the jump on them. Many innocent people die that way, but I don't need to tell you that you probably already knew.

3 days ago
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For Now, UK Online Pirates Will Get 4 Warnings -- And That's It

Agares So... (143 comments)

What happens if I share completely legal software? How are they supposed to tell if what I am sharing is in fact legal to share freely? I am constantly playing around with VMs and what not and love playing with various systems. So what happens to nerds like me who just happen to use a lot of bandwidth just tinkering? I think this is ridiculous on so many levels. Besides just because torrents are being used doesn't mean you are doing something illegal. A lot of free software is shared via torrents. Well I am just preaching to the choir here you all know what I am getting at. Either way what you do with your connection to the internet is no one else's business.

about two weeks ago
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Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More

Agares Re:let me correct that for you. (615 comments)

By definition socialism is the path to communism. The two are very similar to one another which explains why one leads to the other. I am sure I will be modded down into oblivion for pointing that out, but oh well.

about two weeks ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Agares Re:So... (226 comments)

Well I was looking for more specifics but ok.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Agares Re:IBM (383 comments)

You make a good point about pay being in decline. My dad made more per hour in the 80's and 90's than he does today doing the same job. If he made the quivalent today of what he made then he would probably be making around $50.00 an hour or so I would guess. It is crazy when you think about it that way.

about two weeks ago
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X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Agares So... (226 comments)

Why are there going to be all of these changes? I am genuinely curious since I have only heard a little about this in the past.

about two weeks ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

Agares Re:This just in... (140 comments)

Lies all lies! (please note the sarcasm)

about two weeks ago
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The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Agares Why so much hate for Tesla? (443 comments)

Seriously why does Tesla always get so much flak? My guess is that somone out there doesn't like the idea of a car that doesn't need oil and can charge from solar energy.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

Agares Re:sounds like North Korea news (109 comments)

I never said that it actually did any good. Your points are ones that anyone should realize.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Experimental Newsroom Avoids Negative Headlines

Agares Re:sounds like North Korea news (109 comments)

News stations use to be required by law to state just the facts and give both sides of the story if I remember right.

about three weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

Agares Re:Unless you've spent $300 on a GPU... (210 comments)

This is true, I usually wait for stuff to go one sale or buy it used so that way I don't have to play full price. There aren't hardly any games these days worth the $60 price tag they put on them.

about three weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

Agares Re:Multiple PCs and multiple copies (210 comments)

Well I am sure there are special cases, however for the average user it isn't really needed.

about three weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

Agares Re:Multiple PCs and multiple copies (210 comments)

He said no pratical limit. No one in their right mind would use 127 controllers.

about three weeks ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

Agares Re:Unless you've spent $300 on a GPU... (210 comments)

This may be a little off topic, but most people I know, who aren't PC gamers, usually spend around 500 on a computer. So with this in mind why not spend the extra you would on a console to have a decent gaming rig? Not only that, but you can get games dirt cheap on PC from steam if you want to wait on the sales. So in the end it might actually be cheaper to game on a PC in the long run even though the initial cost is higher. Which would let you get better hardware if you happen to be one of those people who must have everything on max settings. Just a thought.

about three weeks ago

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

Agares Agares writes  |  about 9 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  |  about 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 2 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  |  about 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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