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  1. Information on SaaS companies and enterprise software companies

    I would like to know more about SaaS companies and enterprise software companies from a business and technology perspective - to know about challenges in the industries, what has been...

    I would like to know more about SaaS companies and enterprise software companies from a business and technology perspective - to know about challenges in the industries, what has been revolutionary, what hasn't, where it is headed, etc. Where would be a good place to start on this?

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Fraidycat - Toward Following People Instead of Platforms in ~tech

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    Just started using it. Love the idea. Having some problems with instagram and twitter though. Anyone else have this problem?

    Just started using it. Love the idea. Having some problems with instagram and twitter though. Anyone else have this problem?

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What is something for which you feel unfairly judged? in ~talk

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    Any time I tell someone I don't want kids, the conversation always lead to them saying I'll change my mind. It makes me feel like I'm being treated like an idiot, like I haven't put thought into...

    What do you feel unfairly judged for?

    Any time I tell someone I don't want kids, the conversation always lead to them saying I'll change my mind.

    What, in particular, makes it so unfair?

    It makes me feel like I'm being treated like an idiot, like I haven't put thought into it. They always seem to act like they did their research and put hours into deciding that they want kids, but almost everyone I've talked have never considered not having kids. Why do they assume I haven't considered the decision, when they are who are just inheriting conventional wisdom.

    How do you handle it when you encounter it?

    I explain my decision to them. That I don't think the world right now is a good place to raise kids, that I won't be prepared, and the plain old fact that I just don't want children. I don't want a legacy. Nor do I particularly like children. After a few rounds of this, I just change the subject if we haven't moved on already.

    Do you find yourself changing your behavior or pressured into dishonesty in order to avoid encountering the judgment in the first place?

    I usually have to hold my tongue about calling them out on the fact that they haven't put much thought into the decision. I want to also call them out on how they are treating my decision as something stupid but I don't want to escalate the situation. I usually also put more focus on the more "accepted" reasons for not having a kid (the future might be bad, I don't think I would be ready) even though those reasons aren't as important to me as much as the fact that I don't really like children.

    Why do you feel this sentiment exists in others and is widespread/shared?

    Having/not having kids is obviously a big decision, and there's a lot of reasons to have them. I understand most people feel some sort of primal desire to do so. But I don't. I can also see why people might think of my decision as naive, since I am in my early 20s. The problem is that they only seem to focus on my age rather than my arguments. I know a lot of people misunderstand what desires they will have in the future, but I really don't like being around children, and really dislike the idea of raising one of my own.

    7 votes
  4. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    I think you are reading into his intentions without much justification. I don't think you have much evidence to show that he made the apologies in bad faith.

    I think you are reading into his intentions without much justification. I don't think you have much evidence to show that he made the apologies in bad faith.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    Can you really show a progression of "more racist shit"? Ever since the streaming incident and the Fivver incident, his later controversies have been less worse. They are obviously bad for him,...

    Can you really show a progression of "more racist shit"? Ever since the streaming incident and the Fivver incident, his later controversies have been less worse. They are obviously bad for him, but you can't really he hasn't progressed or gotten better. You don't see him making the same edgy jokes he did before.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    He may have been resistant at first but he has shown progress. From the Fivver incident to now, he's not making the same jokes as he once was. You can't really say he hasn't changed or put in...

    He may have been resistant at first but he has shown progress. From the Fivver incident to now, he's not making the same jokes as he once was. You can't really say he hasn't changed or put in sincere effort to do so.

    I don't know about you, but even an extreme minority of opinion telling me that I'm causing them harm with my actions or words is enough to get me to drastically alter myself and my presentation.

    What point are you trying to make here?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    All of that was in his past and he apologized for them. I am not excusing them. I am trying to explain that it does not warrant labeling him as a nazi sympathizer or a nazi or a racist. He...

    All of that was in his past and he apologized for them. I am not excusing them. I am trying to explain that it does not warrant labeling him as a nazi sympathizer or a nazi or a racist. He definitely had a lot to learn, and still does, but that's it. He is in a bad position having all of this attention and not having enough knowledge to deal with it. But that doesn't mean he actually hates people of other races.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    He might just be waiting for more time to pass so the attention to him dies down. Or he has other plans and didn't anticipate having to change charities.

    He might just be waiting for more time to pass so the attention to him dies down. Or he has other plans and didn't anticipate having to change charities.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What shows from the last 5 years will become classics? in ~anime

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    I 100% back Durarara!! All the other anime on this list are great too, but my god Durarara!! is so unique and extraordinary that it will stay with you for a long time.

    I 100% back Durarara!! All the other anime on this list are great too, but my god Durarara!! is so unique and extraordinary that it will stay with you for a long time.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    These are both intentions. He seems like he doesn't want oppression to exist, as he has said multiple times that he doesn't condone racism/nazism. He has even tried to leave the edgy jokes behind...

    only "I will not allow oppression to exist" and "I will allow oppression to exist".

    These are both intentions. He seems like he doesn't want oppression to exist, as he has said multiple times that he doesn't condone racism/nazism. He has even tried to leave the edgy jokes behind as best as he could (he's just been playing Minecraft for the last half-year). You may not think his actions are enough, but that's a matter of interpretation. And I don't think there's enough evidence to show that he's more likely to be a sympathizer than just someone who didn't know what they were doing.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    He has condemned white nationalism and he is in now way sitting on the fence about it. He has responded multiple saying he thinks it's clearly wrong and he doesn't support them. I can understand...

    He has condemned white nationalism and he is in now way sitting on the fence about it. He has responded multiple saying he thinks it's clearly wrong and he doesn't support them.

    I can understand his personal motivations to attack journalists. A lot of them are deliberately painting him as a racist. He would obviously be more motivated to attack people who have attacked him than to attack white nationalism. Anybody would in his place. It's a rational response.

    9 votes
  12. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    It's not as hard if you consider that he makes his living responding to his audience. A lot of internet/gaming culture is based off of edgy jokes. I am sure he grew up around it just like a lot of...

    It's not as hard if you consider that he makes his living responding to his audience. A lot of internet/gaming culture is based off of edgy jokes. I am sure he grew up around it just like a lot of his audience (including me) and didn't think too much about it. I had to learn these jokes were not okay the hard way, and he learned too. That doesn't mean he's nazi, a nazi sympathiser, or a racist. The fact that he has learned from his mistakes should be enough reason to give him the benefit of the doubt.

    7 votes
  13. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    I wouldn't exactly take those examples as justification for condemning him. Pewdiepie's audience is very into edgy humor, as is the larger gaming community where he grew his audience from. The...

    I wouldn't exactly take those examples as justification for condemning him. Pewdiepie's audience is very into edgy humor, as is the larger gaming community where he grew his audience from. The Fivver incident was definitely tone-deaf but he has apologized and moved on from that kind of humor. You can't really use that as an example to say that he is intentionally condoning racism, especially now, or that he is racist.

    With the ADL incident, I think he felt pressured to pull money from it because it had become a much larger story than he wanted to be. Pewdiepie has been trying to avoid negative attention from the media for a while now, and his fanbase reacting to his donation by saying it was blackmail is definitely that will get negative attention. His response may have been knee-jerk, but why would a racist donate money in the first place, and then pull it back?

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    He has already disavowed Nazism and racism plenty of times in his previous videos. I remember when Vox first wrote articles calling him a white nationalist that he said he doesn't support white...

    He has already disavowed Nazism and racism plenty of times in his previous videos. I remember when Vox first wrote articles calling him a white nationalist that he said he doesn't support white nationalism and that he thinks they are clearly in the wrong. He also repeated a similar message in later incidents.

    8 votes
  15. Comment on What Does PewDiePie Really Believe? The biggest YouTuber in the world has been accused of being a closet white nationalist and even inspiring mass shootings. He says it’s all a misunderstanding. in ~tech

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    The Christchurch shooter didn't take Pewdiepie seriously. He said "Subscribe to Pewdiepie" because it was the biggest meme at the time and he knew it would get the most attention.

    The Christchurch shooter didn't take Pewdiepie seriously. He said "Subscribe to Pewdiepie" because it was the biggest meme at the time and he knew it would get the most attention.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on The meaning of Donald Trump’s crazily damning self-defence in ~news

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    Clever. Absolute shame we have come to this. But clever.

    Clever. Absolute shame we have come to this. But clever.

    9 votes
  17. Comment on Succession: One of TV's best comedies has tricked you into thinking it's a drama in ~tv

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    Is it possible HBO have a higher percentage of being pirated? Maybe that's why you see discrepancy between your social circle and the media. It could just be HBO shows are talked about at the same...

    Is it possible HBO have a higher percentage of being pirated? Maybe that's why you see discrepancy between your social circle and the media. It could just be HBO shows are talked about at the same rate as other comparable shows, but maybe a larger percentage of HBO shows are pirated.

    3 votes
  18. Comment on Altstore.io - A third party App Store for iOS in ~tech

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    Is there any way to see what apps it offers without installing it?

    Is there any way to see what apps it offers without installing it?

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Dan Croll - From Nowhere in ~music

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    I am glad to see Dan Croll getting some recognition here. 'From Nowhere' is easily one of my favorite songs.

    I am glad to see Dan Croll getting some recognition here. 'From Nowhere' is easily one of my favorite songs.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What do you want someone to ask you about? in ~talk

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    That sounds pretty fucking adorable. I am glad it ended positively.

    That sounds pretty fucking adorable. I am glad it ended positively.

    2 votes