Profile overview for DinoRider.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

8 submissions to Canada

4 submissions to whatever

3 submissions to politics

2 submissions to science

1 submissions to technology

This user has so far shared a total of 25 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 638 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 3653 and downvoted 4 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 2199 and downvoted 4 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Bill Gates urges Europe to stop encouraging the millions of poor in Africa to storm its borders, submitted: 7/14/2017 2:55:45 AM, 169 points (+171|-2)

Five Months After It's Release, Windows 10 Still Has Less Than 10% Market Share, submitted: 1/1/2016 9:10:40 PM, 160 points (+164|-4)

Something's Up, submitted: 9/4/2017 10:38:12 PM, 114 points (+116|-2)

How The Sugar Industry Shifted Blame To Fat, submitted: 9/13/2016 2:14:53 AM, 84 points (+86|-2)

If you care about the US presidential election you should be reading Scott Adams' blog, submitted: 9/12/2016 4:51:52 PM, 45 points (+46|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Ubuntu Will Offer Pure Gnome Desktop As A Separate "Session", submitted: 8/16/2017 1:14:05 AM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Sadako Crashes Coming of Age Day Ceremony in Chofu City, submitted: 1/11/2018 5:05:25 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

The Ontario PC Leadership Debate, submitted: 2/20/2018 12:11:20 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

If your phone starts making this noise you're getting a government issued alert about a life threatening situation near you, submitted: 3/22/2018 12:50:59 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Team getting ready to explore Canada's Sarlac Pit and be slowly digested over a thousand years, submitted: 12/2/2018 10:31:40 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Will being a programmer become a near minimum wage occupation? submitted by Omnipresent to programming

DinoRider 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago

Programming well takes more intelligence than most people have. On top of the intelligence you need to be interested in it.

It’s not a matter of educating more people. Teaching every kid to code will not make a new generation that can program things for themselves, it will find the rare ones who are good at it and annoy the rest. A hundred new students studying computer science will result in only a few good programmers.

Even the armies of programmers and firms in India have not driven down wages by much. Only a small percentage of them are good and those ones charge more.

Newton DECIDED that gravity exists... so now in Africa the only way to explain gravity is through Newton... We have to decolonize by having knowledge that is produced by us submitted by european to science

DinoRider 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago

Western knowledge is totalizing. It is saying that it was Newton and only Newton who knew or saw an apple falling and out then of nowhere decided that gravity existed and created an equation, and that is it. Whether people knew Newton or not, or whether whatever happens in Western Africa or Northern Africa… The thing is, the only way to explain gravity is through Newton, who sat under a tree and saw an apple fall.

She thinks she’s making an argument against science, but she explained the most wonderful thing about it. Once Newton discovered gravity and developed an equation that predicted its effects no one anywhere on the planet ever had to do it again. Whether you are a student going to Newton’s University, or someone born hundreds of years later on the African continent, you live in a society that already knows how to predict the effects of gravity and can take that knowledge and build upon it.

Tossing away knowledge like that because you hold petty, racist resentment for the people who shared it with us is beyond foolish.

Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis submitted by monfrere to science

DinoRider 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago

They got me excited picturing a vast underwater area with thousands of them moving around.

…and is home to up to 15 of the cephalopods…

That’s a village at best.

It’s still neat, but it’s no underwater civilisation in the works.

3 lowest rated comments:

H1B Engineers Are Leaving Trumps America for the Canadian Dream submitted by Kannibal to technology

DinoRider 3 points -2 points (+1|-3) ago

The difference is that under the US H1-B system they are exploited labourers who cannot demand anywhere near the salary of citizens or permanent residents. In Canada there is a work permit program, but it hasn’t gotten out of control like the H1-B system. These Indian tech professionals are mostly qualifying for permanent residency. They cannot be exploited. They will demand the same salary a Canadian born citizen will.

Stealing the smartest and most ambitious people from all over the world is a huge benefit to Canada’s economy. It’s only a problem in the short term for existing Canadian professionals if the entry rate is too high, but there is a limit on that.

The Linux desktop: With great success comes great failure submitted by fluxusp to Linux

DinoRider 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago

Do we have a single standard for that? Ha! Ubuntu has Snap, Red Hat has Flatpak, and never the twain shall meet.

Ubuntu has Flatpak too because Flatpak is a distro independent app delivery system, not a distro specific one like Snap. I am currently using Flatpak on two Ubuntu machines and it works fine. Never tried Snap. Never will.

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders submitted by BlockMe to science

DinoRider 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago

There could be multiple contributors and causes of homosexuality, but there is already statistical evidence linking it to childhood trauma.