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  1. Comment on Rage 2 uses my birth defect as a crude shorthand for mutant freak in ~games

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    The entitlement in this article is next level. The author is literally complaining that a major game studio didn't completely change their franchise to assuage his hurt feelings over a perceived...

    The entitlement in this article is next level. The author is literally complaining that a major game studio didn't completely change their franchise to assuage his hurt feelings over a perceived (yet non-existent) attack on him.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    Piracy has literally never been easier. It's 2019, and even old people are learning that they can just install an extension and boom....pirated content available at their fingertips, with the ease...

    Piracy has literally never been easier. It's 2019, and even old people are learning that they can just install an extension and boom....pirated content available at their fingertips, with the ease of using something like Netflix.

  3. Comment on Australian Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex abuse offences - but reporting of this is banned in Australia. in ~news

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    As an Australian, I find this to be kind of a conflicting thing. On the one hand, I would like to see the investigations into the churches history of sexual abuse pay off with some true...

    As an Australian, I find this to be kind of a conflicting thing.

    On the one hand, I would like to see the investigations into the churches history of sexual abuse pay off with some true punishment, and maybe some precedent setting changes to how much freedom they are given in our country.

    On the other hand, I find this to be yet another troubling infringement on journalistic freedom. Our federal government has been making a lot of moves to limit freedom of the press, journalistic privilege etc.

    I encourage everyone to research our metadata retention legislation, and the new encryption bill. These are largely focused around investigating journalists and identifying whistle blowers.

    On the third hand made up of humor and dark joy, I encourage everyone to watch this excellent and topically relevant song from one of our national treasures

    He's ours, just like Russell Crowe and Pavlova

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    I'm not being aggressive, I'm simply pointing out the importance of presenting facts rather than opinions. If you are interpreting any maliciousness from this, then you are mistaken. I'm glad that...

    I'm not being aggressive, I'm simply pointing out the importance of presenting facts rather than opinions. If you are interpreting any maliciousness from this, then you are mistaken.

    I'm glad that you have taken a positive lesson from this, and will present better arguments and comments in the future.

  5. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    Perhaps you should try to offer facts, instead of an opinion. That is probably a better contribution to discussion. In this situation you simply offered unsubstantiated thoughts on the topic, and...

    Perhaps you should try to offer facts, instead of an opinion. That is probably a better contribution to discussion.

    In this situation you simply offered unsubstantiated thoughts on the topic, and when asked to back up your position you instead decided to give a barely coherent monologue about your vaguely related political opinions and ideas.

    In this case, the whole issue would have been avoided if you had simply not tried to speak from a position of authority, on a topic which you don't actually know much about.

  6. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    Perhaps now you will think more about a topic before claiming to be an expert. I wasn't being condescending, I was pointing out fact.

    Perhaps now you will think more about a topic before claiming to be an expert.

    I wasn't being condescending, I was pointing out fact.

  7. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    Well when you are making claims that a technology is bad, when you are coming from a place of inexperience and relatively low knowledge on it's practical application, it's worth pointing out. Your...

    Well when you are making claims that a technology is bad, when you are coming from a place of inexperience and relatively low knowledge on it's practical application, it's worth pointing out.

    Your reasons for disliking BGP could best be described as "BGP is bad because it does exactly what BGP is supposed to do".

  8. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    I work for an ISP, and have done a reasonable amount of certification and study regarding networking (since my job is to manage our carrier network). I am aware how BGP works. I am also aware that...

    I work for an ISP, and have done a reasonable amount of certification and study regarding networking (since my job is to manage our carrier network). I am aware how BGP works. I am also aware that BGP is pretty good at what it does, and most problems with it are caused by people who don't understand how BGP works.

    It seems to me that all of your problems with BGP are that it does the things that BGP is supposed to do.

    It also seems like you have some strong opinions about why you don't like it, but haven't put much thought into what you would use instead.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom in ~comp

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    I'm curious. What you would consider a non-shitty routing protocol?

    I'm curious. What you would consider a non-shitty routing protocol?

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Chrome's new forced login policy is a violation of user privacy and trust in ~tech

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    This seems like a problematic bit of "functionality" for people with multiple accounts. I have a personal GMail account and a university provided one, which I swap between frequently.

    This seems like a problematic bit of "functionality" for people with multiple accounts.

    I have a personal GMail account and a university provided one, which I swap between frequently.

    7 votes
  11. Comment on John Legend Becomes an EGOT as He Wins Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar in ~music

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    A daytime Emmy is still an Emmy.

    A daytime Emmy is still an Emmy.

    2 votes
  12. Comment on John Legend Becomes an EGOT as He Wins Emmy for Jesus Christ Superstar in ~music

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    I feel like the race part loses a bit of steam, when you see that Whoopie Goldberg has been an EGOT since 2002.

    I feel like the race part loses a bit of steam, when you see that Whoopie Goldberg has been an EGOT since 2002.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Google wants websites to adopt AMP as the default approach to building webpages. Tell them no. in ~tech

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    Okay Google, find me a gym nearby. Also add active wear to my shopping list

    20 votes
  14. Comment on Some art I made for the Megadeth 35th Anniversary poster contest in ~creative

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    That looks fucking metal! How do you find the digital coloring compared to doing it physically?

    That looks fucking metal!

    How do you find the digital coloring compared to doing it physically?

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Bandai Namco Announces Bless Unleashed for Xbox One in ~games

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    I have heard absolutely nothing about this game, but from ten seconds of googling, it appears to be early access / beta. What are the issues with it? Is there something going on which is well...

    I have heard absolutely nothing about this game, but from ten seconds of googling, it appears to be early access / beta.

    What are the issues with it? Is there something going on which is well beyond the scope of a normal beta test?

  16. Comment on IBM Researchers propose transparency docs for AI services in ~tech

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    In what world is it acceptable to NOT provide thorough documentation for a tool or product? I work in network automation, and specifically deal with some of IBM's products, so I guess I've been a...

    In what world is it acceptable to NOT provide thorough documentation for a tool or product?

    I work in network automation, and specifically deal with some of IBM's products, so I guess I've been a bit spoiled by the level of documentation, but there is no way I would be making use of any "AI" product which was thoroughly documented.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on RU OK? day is coming up. Remember to reach out and connect with others, it could save their life. in ~life

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    For those who don't know, R U OK? Day is an Australian day of action held in September, dedicated to reminding people reach out and connect with, or check-in with family, friends, and colleagues,...

    For those who don't know, R U OK? Day is an Australian day of action held in September, dedicated to reminding people reach out and connect with, or check-in with family, friends, and colleagues, who may be struggling with their mental health.

    It's a not-for-profit suicide prevention organization which does a lot to educate the public, and remove the stigma surrounding mental health support.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on Japan starts space elevator experiments in ~tech

  19. Comment on Any homeserver operators out there? in ~tech

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    I'm running a little bit of gear at home. I've got a 42u rack, populated with the following. ML350e Gen8 This is my hypervisor, running ESXI Most of my production VM's are Windows Server 2016, or...

    I'm running a little bit of gear at home. I've got a 42u rack, populated with the following.

    • ML350e Gen8
      • This is my hypervisor, running ESXI
      • Most of my production VM's are Windows Server 2016, or Ubuntu 16 LTS, while my testing VM's are a combination of Ubuntu and Fedora 28
      • VM management is via vCenter (VCSA) though most of my management is done via some .Net orchestration that interacts with vCenter for me.
      • Also running a variety of networking VM's such as some RouterOS and Juniper JunOS stuff
    • Norco RPC-4224, with internals from a HP z400
      • This is running FreeNas and is attached to the hypervisor via an 8Gbps fibre channel.
    • Ark 4U406, with internals from my old gaming PC
      • This is used for anything I want to test on bare metal. Currently it's got Ubuntu installed, and is being used to benchmark W variety of transcoding techniques
    • Mikrotik RB3011
      • Main router for my management traffic
    • Cisco 3750
      • This switch is used to power a bunch of PoE devices, but is also used as part of my networking test lab
    • Cisco ME3400
      • Part of my networking test lab
    • Cisco SF300 24 port switch
      • Testing lab
    • Rack mount KVM for managing the servers. Can't remember the model.
    • Serial server for out of hand management
    • Free floating gear in the top of the rack is as follows
      • Cisco 881 - Testing lab
      • Mikrotik Hex-Lite - Testing lab
      • HD Home run Quatro - TV capture box
      • 2 x Netgear DGN2200 modem routers - Testing lab
      • 3 x Telstra Fast 5355 modem/routers (technically these are Sagemcom's) - Testing Lab
      • 2 x Telstra Frontier Gateway modem/routers - One is used as the internet uplink for my 3011, the other is part of the testing lab

    Edit: forgot to add a few things in

    6 votes