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  1. Comment on Massive White Supremacist Message Board Leak: How to Access and Interpret the Data in ~tech

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    People are swatting twitch streamers for giggles, and yet you are so sure that if you post somebody's personal information online, the internet would not produce at a least one axe-murdering...

    People are swatting twitch streamers for giggles, and yet you are so sure that if you post somebody's personal information online, the internet would not produce at a least one axe-murdering psycho? I would bet against that. Is "we did it reddit!" already out our collective minds?

  2. Comment on Massive White Supremacist Message Board Leak: How to Access and Interpret the Data in ~tech

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    Imagine tomorrow tildes get overrun by white supremacists, and then somebody hacks and leaks the database, "in good conscience", with our accounts. And then some open intelligence activist dude...

    Imagine tomorrow tildes get overrun by white supremacists, and then somebody hacks and leaks the database, "in good conscience", with our accounts. And then some open intelligence activist dude starts to deanon all of us, saying we're nazis.

    Would that be acceptable?

    As for "open intelligence" and "investigative journalism" - would you go through a leaked email password dump, to find disgusting nazi emails in peoples inboxes? That's "open source" right? And since your moral lines seem to be drawn so arbitrarily it almost seems like a logical next step.

    And what's your definition of nazi? Do I have to burn crosses, or a simple pepe meme is enough?

    Don't you get the point? Who are you to decide where the lines are and who gave you permission for this "direct action"? I get that you're worried and disgusted, but due process is there for a reason. Otherwise it's just vigilante justice and lynching and I thought America was already past that.

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  3. Comment on Massive White Supremacist Message Board Leak: How to Access and Interpret the Data in ~tech

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    You are objectively wrong, even suspected criminals are protected by US constitution, not to mention some random forum users. Are you the government? Do you have permission or a warrant? Have any...

    You are objectively wrong, even suspected criminals are protected by US constitution, not to mention some random forum users.

    Are you the government? Do you have permission or a warrant? Have any witch-hunts in history gone wrong? How do you rationalize this? Guerilla e-warfare?

    To me this sounds no better than rightwing twitter-hysteria.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Massive White Supremacist Message Board Leak: How to Access and Interpret the Data in ~tech

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    So it's okay to invade privacy as long as people are nazis? Where do you draw the line? Suddenly vigilante e-justice is okay?

    So it's okay to invade privacy as long as people are nazis? Where do you draw the line? Suddenly vigilante e-justice is okay?

    4 votes
  5. Comment on KSP2 is delayed, will be released somewhere between April 2020 and March 2021 in ~games

  6. Comment on Holy Shit, Contra Said a Thing! Well, Guess I Better Singlehandedly Solve BreadTube - Mo Black in ~talk

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    It has always been like this, forum/irc drama existed forever. Now it's just even more amplified by microblogging blurbs and follower tribal mentality of 2019. Youtube drama is a microcosm of its...

    What are we even talking about anymore?

    It has always been like this, forum/irc drama existed forever. Now it's just even more amplified by microblogging blurbs and follower tribal mentality of 2019.

    Youtube drama is a microcosm of its own, think Logan Paul, Pewdiepie and cases like that, people make careers out of it. It's an easy way to generate clickable outrage content out of nothing.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I somewhat agree, the game feels a little bit shallow on every front. Story and dialogue are well-written, but don't exactly pull you in to see what's going to happen next. For now (i've played...

    I somewhat agree, the game feels a little bit shallow on every front.

    Story and dialogue are well-written, but don't exactly pull you in to see what's going to happen next. For now (i've played around 10 hours or so) it's been a series of glorified fetch quests.

    Combat is face-rolly, dialogue checks feel like they lag behind your skill levels, I have yet to find one that I couldn't pass, especially if you min-max the gear and know which companions to bring.

    The worlds are gorgeous, but feel like corridors.

    Dunno, I'm still enjoying it, but the reviews are definitely over-hyping it. My guess is that people are really starved for some good-old-classic-RPG, since Bethesda is doing god knows what with their franchises and TOW scratches the itch.

    4 votes
  8. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've finished leveling recently, geared out my shadow priest, the guild has cleared MC and Ony...And there's barely anything left to do until they release BGs. I have to farm some gold for regs to...

    I've finished leveling recently, geared out my shadow priest, the guild has cleared MC and Ony...And there's barely anything left to do until they release BGs. I have to farm some gold for regs to prepare for the raid (shadow priest is hard on manapots), but that's it. I'm somewhat disappointed to be honest.

    Classic raids were hyped up as this thing that needed a lot of preparation, but we're oneshotting everything. There's now an idea to split up our 40m into 2 20m groups to reintroduce some challenge and have more loot, but we'll see how it goes, because our roster is already losing people.

    Will login on mondays only for now, i think, until BWL releases.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    That sounds interesting, what do you guys do?

    That sounds interesting, what do you guys do?

    2 votes
  10. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I don't think this NIC can be AP, no. Overclock potential varies per CPU, some can go higher than others. Hence the term "Silicon Lottery", I've tried to push it past 5Ghz, but becomes unstable...

    I don't think this NIC can be AP, no.

    Overclock potential varies per CPU, some can go higher than others. Hence the term "Silicon Lottery", I've tried to push it past 5Ghz, but becomes unstable for me, so I've settled on 4.9 atm, might play with voltages later, but 4.9 already seems like a lot, yeah. I don't think I have an application to utilize this much of CPU power, but it's good for future-proofing i guess.

    As for bloatware - it's not Microsoft who's the problem. It's every hardware vendor refusing to standardize their solutions like fan and RGB control. Now i'm stuck with 3 more apps in my tray (probably sending telemetry home too).

    3 votes
  11. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Good CPU overclock potential with this mobo, just pushed 9700k to 4.9Ghz out of the box, pretty sure I can do better with some tweaking. Also decent onboard WIFI was important to me. 16G is good...

    Good CPU overclock potential with this mobo, just pushed 9700k to 4.9Ghz out of the box, pretty sure I can do better with some tweaking. Also decent onboard WIFI was important to me.

    16G is good enough for now, might upgrade in the future if I run into a bottleneck, got two more free slots, can push it up to 48 if needed.

    GPU is a beast, everything runs so great, pretty happy with my purchase.

    One thing I'm not too happy about is the AIO watercooler, the pump is just too loud even after messing with parameters, might just send it back and get a bit air cooler.

    Also back to Windows worlds after 5 years, the OS is decent, but man, the amount of vendor crap you need to install.. AIO cooler needs an application to control it properly, ASUS pushes their app too, and had to install MSI's thing to tweak RGB on GPU. But at the same time I actually like the bling bling, might play with it to sync with my smartbulbs through Home Assistant. Will post pics later.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    I'm building my first gaming PC in years. Very excited that I'm going to be able to run The Outer Worlds at full speed in 4K. I was also contemplating running Linux and put Windows in a VM with...

    I'm building my first gaming PC in years.

    Very excited that I'm going to be able to run The Outer Worlds at full speed in 4K.

    I was also contemplating running Linux and put Windows in a VM with GPU passthrough, but stories about anti-cheat flagging people for doing this have put me off the idea. Too bad.

    10 votes
  13. Comment on I want to learn programming. What language should i pick to write cli apps for linux? in ~comp

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    Golang, easy to pick up, very robust.

    Golang, easy to pick up, very robust.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on Need for Speed Heat - Reveal Trailer in ~games

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    Awful trailer, but i'm excited for some Need For Speed

    Awful trailer, but i'm excited for some Need For Speed

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I've finally gotten into Gran Turismo Sport and its online component. It's a challenging game, you definitely need to do your research on the tracks and cars to get good results, but I'm very much...

    I've finally gotten into Gran Turismo Sport and its online component.

    It's a challenging game, you definitely need to do your research on the tracks and cars to get good results, but I'm very much enjoying turning off the assists and treating it as a proper sim game.

    Skill-based games tend to bring out my competitiveness which usually lies dormant within. I like that.

    Cars and tracks are gorgeously done and the game looks awesome in HDR. Highly recommend.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What old game would you most want to see remastered/remade? in ~games

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    Mass Effect 1 and 2. Bioware please, it's about time.

    Mass Effect 1 and 2.

    Bioware please, it's about time.

    4 votes
  17. Comment on Primitive Technology: Crossdraft Kiln in ~hobbies

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    Always enjoy his videos, so meditative, makes me want to believe that in some kind of apocalypse scenario I could do the same. No wait, who am I kidding, i'd be dead in a week.

    Always enjoy his videos, so meditative, makes me want to believe that in some kind of apocalypse scenario I could do the same. No wait, who am I kidding, i'd be dead in a week.

    1 vote