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US Scientists Predict Long Battle Against Ebola

argontechnologies quarentine (119 comments)

They must begin an exit quarantine of 30 days to prevent the spread. Taking someones temp at an airport will only find those already infected and showing symptoms. Ebola, has a 30 day incubation period.

about 2 months ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

argontechnologies Dissapointment (208 comments)

I personally find the release of the iphone 6 and 6 Plus a great disappointment. Other than a larger screen, they really did not do much at all worth mentioning. I still have not seen a review of the PHONE functions. I've always felt the iphone series a piss poor telephone device. Even a Moto Razr was a better telephone.

about 2 months ago
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Venezuela Bans the Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

argontechnologies Re:So.... (828 comments)

No, but 80 million guns helps to keep the government at bay.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Using Company Laptop For Personal Use

argontechnologies Simply boot off a linux distro from USB (671 comments)

Download ubuntu, boot off the CD and make yourself a bootable usb drive that run ubuntu. When using it for personal use, boot off your usb drive.

more than 2 years ago
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User Successfully Sues AT&T For Throttling iPhone Data

argontechnologies who cares (166 comments)

Where I live near Dallas, Texas, throttling would have little effect since their service is so darn slow anyway. It's the most inconsistent service I've ever had. Just try and SSH into something from the airport in Miami. You can't keep a connection long enough to log in. It at least worked in Puerto Rico.

more than 2 years ago
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President By Day, High-Tech Headhunter By Night

argontechnologies an Expansion (494 comments)

While I greatly revere the experience and knowledge base of my senior engineers, it is also important to realize as you get older that there are only so many High Paid Engineering positions for very senior engineers. 75% of those over 50 need to be looking for a position in management, or somewhere else to make their money. Most companies don't have the margins to keep you on.

more than 2 years ago
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President By Day, High-Tech Headhunter By Night

argontechnologies time is everything (494 comments)

Having been in the Aerospace, Hardware, and Software business for 30 years, I can tell you for an absolute fact that hiring a professional that has keep their skills up and has the knowledge base of a few decades is well worth the money. I could give you many examples of serious project damage done through in-experience. If you are in a business that has history, the long term knowledge of these employees is also invaluable. Happy Trails

more than 2 years ago
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Have Walled Gardens Killed the Personal Computer?

argontechnologies angry nerds (848 comments)

angry nerds. New video game to go viral just like angry birds

more than 2 years ago
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Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger

argontechnologies Easy Solution (536 comments)

It's more than obvious that Americas 'War on Drugs' for the past 30 years has been an utter and complete failure. In a capitalistic society, where you have demand, you will have supply. All you can do is affect the price by criminalization. America needs to legalize almost all drugs. Regulate their purity and tax their use. The prices will drop through the floor making the cartels go belly up financially. One third of the tax money needs to be spent on education to keep kids from starting on drugs, one third needs to be used to rehab the dumb arses who start and want to stop using drugs. The remainder of the money can go to the general fund to help these overspending politicians balance the budget.

about 3 years ago
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Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found On SUV

argontechnologies Proper Solution (761 comments)

It's ok. I live in Texas. If I find you messing with my car I'm allowed to shoot you in the head. Problem Solved!!

about 3 years ago
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$529M DOE Loan Spawns $97K Made-in-Finland Cars

argontechnologies Which donor was this? (372 comments)

Obama pays another donor? All this political payback is getting really expensive.

more than 3 years ago
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ISPs 'Exaggerate the Cost of Data'

argontechnologies Incomplete Picture (173 comments)

I run a wireless ISP in Texas. The cost of buying upstream bandwidth doesn't change much, it in fact gets cheaper per Mb/s as the pipes get huge. The real cost change is in delivery. The backbone between towers, and especially in the access points all have to be increased to accommodate the additional load. In some instances, the access points cannot technologically accommodate the load yet. The ISP model was designed on a over-subscription basis. In other words, you could have 10:1 users using a give bandwidth. With the advent of video like Netflix, this model is no longer going to be viable. We are seriously looking at having two different account types. One that will allow short video bursting, and one that will allow continuous video feeds. The latter account will cost much more than the former since it is what is driving the costs.

more than 3 years ago
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Proposing a Model For Locally Imposed Net Neutrality

argontechnologies ISP perspective (153 comments)

As the owner and operator of an ISP, I have to say that Net Neutrality would destroy the internet 'experience' for most users. Different networks must be managed different ways for technical reasons. The wireless side of our operation requires prioritization for traffic types in order to maintain quality to each customer. This requires me to prioritize VOIP higher than FTP and say streaming video. Without this, the network would be trashed. There simply is not enough bandwidth available at each access point to support connections that are not throttled and prioritized. The only type of net neutrality that might work across all network types would be a more general approach: The ISP cannot prioritize traffic based on monetary requirements the ISP makes from upstream providers. And all traffic types of the same type (VOIP for example) shall be treated the same regardless of connection end-points.

more than 3 years ago
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Soldier Re-Grows Leg Muscle After Experimental Procedure

argontechnologies On a side note (141 comments)

He can also now find truffles in no time at all! But in all seriously, this is one of the first expenditures of money from our Gov that I've seen in a long time that supports our troops and isn't stupid. Good work!

more than 3 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

argontechnologies Re:The larger story is nothing new (892 comments)

The way to make Presidents believe is to impeach them for breaking the war powers act. Simple. Proof positive.

more than 3 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

argontechnologies a hellfire missle in my ar$e (892 comments)

a hellfire missile in my ar$e is definitively hostile.

more than 3 years ago
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Military Drone Attacks Are Not 'Hostile'

argontechnologies Missing Bush more and more (892 comments)

Say what you want, at least Bush was honest. This bozo needs to be impeached for violating the war powers act.

more than 3 years ago
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Windows Phones Getting Buried At Carriers' Stores

argontechnologies wise decision (412 comments)

Look, if you had a choice of a pace maker running Android X, or Windows X which would you choose?

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

argontechnologies bwahhhhhaaaahhahahaha (481 comments)

All of your bases belong to US.

more than 3 years ago
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Insider-Trading Suspects Smash Hard Drive Evidence

argontechnologies thermite wipe (364 comments)

I prefer a generous amount of thermite to permanently erase (melt) hard drive data. 100% effective in less than 20 seconds.

more than 3 years ago

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