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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

Agares Well... (111 comments)

By its nature it should be obvious that bitcoin is not truly anonymous. Mod me down if you like, but when you think about it it's easy to see.

yesterday
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Big Data Knows When You Are About To Quit Your Job

Agares Re:I've worked at a Fortune 50 for the last 2 year (185 comments)

I had a similar experience at my last job a few years back. When I left they called me the next day asking me if I would come back and they were very surprised I even quit. Of course I didn't go back since where I work pays more and is a pretty good place to work.

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

Agares Re:Oh good (164 comments)

Stop it you're making me feel old!

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

Agares Re:Oh good (164 comments)

Good one, wish I had a mod point for you.

about three weeks ago
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Discovery Claims It Will Show a Man Being "Eaten Alive" By an Anaconda

Agares Re:Oh good (164 comments)

I miss those days, I quit watching both channels for the simple fact that they are no longer educational.

about three weeks ago
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Landfill Copies of Atari's 'E.T.' End Up On eBay

Agares Re:$50+, really? Can I get $50 for my copy? (107 comments)

I had this game as well and wish I would have kept it since people are paying so much for it apparently. When I first got it as a kid I literally played like maybe 30 seconds of it and just shut it off since it was so bad.

about three weeks ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Re:Wow... (347 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.

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Re:Wow... (347 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

about a month ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Agares Wow... (347 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.

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Agares Re:This is insane. (324 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.

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Agares This is insane. (324 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.

about a month 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 (839 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.

about a month 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 (839 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.

about a month 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 (839 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 month 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 (839 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 month ago

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

Agares Agares writes  |  1 year,20 days

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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