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Landon Zabcik
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The answer is more ISP choice, not government control.

The main argument in favor of Net Neutrality is to prevent ISPs from showing favoritism in the content they provide to their consumers.  But, is government control really the best answer to this?  Government control of anything always introduces waste and unintended consequences.

I would argue that we'd be a thousand times better off if we just opened up the Internet to more service providers instead of government control over the limited monopolistic providers we have (who are currently in bed with both political parties BTW)... Is your ISP throttling?  Not happy with your service?  Then you would be free to switch providers -- the free-market solution.

#netneutrality   #fcc   #fccnetneutrality  
Not the end of the world: What Tom Wheeler’s proposal will and won’t do.
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While I agree choice is what's needed, how do you propose to accomplish that? You can't. The structure of the infrastructure leads to a natural monopoly. The government regulated the internet for a long time. They tried allowing market freedom and it is backfiring. So what options are left?

http://www.jamesjheaney.com/2014/09/15/why-free-marketeers-want-to-regulate-the-internet/
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We've been using "Alexa" for about 2 months now.  Overall, I like it because it works so well -- it's responsive and usually fairly accurate.

I think my favorite feature is "What's up" where it will read you the news and weather.  It also works great as a bluetooth speaker, or a music player (when you don't want to mess with playing music on your phone).
 
Everything has to be smarter these days. Connected to something. Connected to everything. And these days we have to talk to those things.

Google brought us, well, Google Now. But excellent as it is, you're taking to a machine. Apple personified things with Siri. And now Amazon has Alexa in its Amazon Echo Bluetooth speaker. Why? Oh, why not. On one hand you've got a decent speaker that ties into Amazon music. And lets you make shopping lists for later. On Amazon, of course.
Everything has to be smarter these days. Connected to something. Connected to everything. And these days we have to talk to those things. Google brought us, well, Google Now. But excellent as it is, you're taking to a machine. Apple personified things with Siri. And now Amazon has Alexa in its ...
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End of the 529?

Is Obama really considering ending one of the only tools American families have for saving for college?  His argument is that it's only used by the super rich.  Well if that's the case, then just put an income limit on those who are able to contribute, don't get rid of it for everyone.  All this for "free" community college....
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Seeking full-time Software Engineer

C#, .NET, WPF, MVVM.  Great company, excellent benefits
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Pretty good example, although I despise the use of the term "flat"
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Is this normal?

My #nexus5 was plugged in around 10 last night like always and didn't fully charge. Now it's 9:15 and my battery life is at 49%. I'm running #lollipop 5.0. Anyone have any ideas? 
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Not that weird. I have seen that, and when I have seen it, the phone also
burns through the battery crazy fast. Glad it cleared up for you.
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The answer is more ISP choice, not government control.

The main argument in favor of Net Neutrality is to prevent ISPs from showing favoritism in the content they provide to their consumers.  But, is government control really the best answer to this?  Government control of anything always introduces waste and unintended consequences.

I would argue that we'd be a thousand times better off if we just opened up the Internet to more service providers instead of government control over the limited monopolistic providers we have (who are currently in bed with both political parties BTW)... Is your ISP throttling?  Not happy with your service?  Then you would be free to switch providers -- the free-market solution.

#netneutrality   #fcc   #fccnetneutrality  
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Nice take on the raises at Wal-Mart
 
Walmart will spend $1B on raises and training for its lowest-paid employees. Why it's good for business: http://linkd.in/1AcPWqm 
This week, the Associated Press reported that Walmart will spend $1 billion on raises and training for its lowest-paid employees. Workers will now earn, at the very minimum, $9-an-hour, and then get $10-an-hour if they stick around for six-months.The decision comes after a wave of protests about the wages Walmart and other retail giants pay their employees and the benefits – or, perhaps more accurately, the lack thereof - they offer. So the move ...
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Moving up the ladder should be earned, not mandated and Walmart's move proves this.
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UI design story from some of the best developers...
 
Embracing the Material world. Our design team shares their Android story. http://bit.ly/1Cbpvzv
An in depth look at how we redesigned the Trello Android app using Google's Material design guidelines.
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There's some great news for developers today: Android Studio is officially out of beta with version 1.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. The full release of the development platform has been anticipated for a while now, after having originally entered beta earlier this year. #android
There's some great news for developers today: Android Studio is officially out of beta with version 1.0 for Windows, Mac, and Linux users. The full release of the development platform has been anticipated for a while now, after having originally entered beta earlier this year. The goal of Android Studio is to provide a full-featured environment for easier, smoother app development....
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Take time this Cyber-Monday to go through those emails and un-subscribe.  Your inbox will thank you for it.
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Software Architect, Engineer, and Consultant. Investor.
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C#, .NET, WPF, XAML, Metro, PHP, LAMP, Software Development, Software Architecture, UI Design, Investing
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  • Spectrum Systems, Inc.
    Lead Developer / Project Manager, 2003 - present
  • Holley Grove Software Designs
    Owner, present
  • MPB Today
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Southeastern Delivery
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Hill-Rom
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • Robert Half Technology
    Software Engineer, 2008 - 2008
  • Auburn University
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2001 - 2003
  • Progress Energy
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2008 - 2010
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Greenwood, SC - Auburn, AL - Raleigh, NC
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    M.S. Software Engineering, 2001 - 2003
  • Auburn University
    B.S. Computer Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • Pensacola Christian Academy
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The food here is pretty good. The burgers are great, but not the best I've ever had. And, they can get expensive quickly after a few options. The milkshakes are really good. Service was okay, atmosphere okay. We did see a large roach crawling on the ceiling. But, it's a 100+ yr old building in Florida, so it wasn't a huge surprise...
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Excellent designers! These guys are fresh and can deliver amazing designs for websites, logos, business cards, ad campaigns, etc. I've had the pleasure of working with them on several projects and everyone there is always extremely knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. They are all really nice people and a great place to do business with. Highly recommended!
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Best Mexican in Pensacola -- maybe on the entire Gulf Coast. The food is always fresh and great quality. Fish tacos are great as well as their enchiladas. The chicken tortilla soup is great as well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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I have been fortunate enough to have Bass & Sandfort accountants on my team, helping me with my accounting and taxes for a while now. These guys know their stuff, and they bend over backwards to make sure your accounting and taxes are correct. I've always had a great experience with them. They are busy, yes, but still make time to meet with me face to face and discuss my business. They are all extremely knowledgeable, professional, and accommodating. I've never gotten an "eye roll" or anything from these guys (even though at times I probably deserved it :)). I highly recommend them to everyone I know.
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