Profile overview for hexydes.
Submission statistics

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

3 submissions to technology

2 submissions to haltandcatchfire

1 submissions to ideasforvoat

1 submissions to music

1 submissions to newsubverses

This user has so far shared a total of 6 links, started a total of 5 discussions and submitted a total of 92 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 407 and downvoted 1 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 228 and downvoted 3 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Forget the Venture Capitalists, let the community own Voat through equity crowd-funding!, submitted: 7/7/2015 4:55:21 PM, 149 points (+150|-1)

Microsoft is making a ROM that allows Android smartphones to run Windows 10 for phones, submitted: 8/2/2015 4:25:30 PM, 118 points (+126|-8)

Jurassic Park (1993) VFX Breakdown, submitted: 7/9/2015 8:05:10 PM, 15 points (+15|-0)

What about a community-based, alternative capital investment for Voat?, submitted: 7/6/2015 8:15:38 AM, 6 points (+6|-0)

UW-Madison researchers invent a metal-free fuel cell, submitted: 7/16/2015 8:27:27 PM, 6 points (+6|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Oculus buys VR hand-tracking company Pebbles Interfaces, submitted: 7/16/2015 8:29:56 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

S02E06 - Episode Thoughts, submitted: 7/7/2015 6:59:24 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Gannon - The Positive Rail, submitted: 7/10/2015 2:31:57 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

/v/haltandcatchfire A place to talk about the AMC TV show "Halt and Catch Fire", submitted: 7/13/2015 5:01:23 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

S02E07 - Episode Thoughts, submitted: 7/13/2015 5:04:59 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

pcmag: Reddit Bosses Are Doing Everything Wrong submitted by Finn to technology

hexydes 1 points 211 points (+212|-1) ago

Yup, this is pretty much it in a nutshell. Reddit had this market absolutely locked up, and over the last few months (but really the last few days), they've done more to destroy it than any competitor possibly could have hoped to do.

Well played..?

pcmag: Reddit Bosses Are Doing Everything Wrong submitted by Finn to technology

hexydes 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago

That's what worries me, because Pao is just one person, she's not the (only) reason Reddit is tanking. A lot of it is the behind-the-scenes interests, and those interests could easily spill into the Reddit replacements.

I'd really like to see Voat do something unique and community-minded with their investing, like an equity-based crowd-funding to raise capital. It's not perfect (someone could still buy a lot of shares), but at least it's MORE community-minded than letting a handful of VCs dictate the direction of the site.

Google cars drive like your grandma - they're never the first off the line at a stop light, they don't accelerate quickly, they don't speed, and they never take any chances with lane changes submitted by Mytechoftoday to technology

hexydes 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago

"Where I live, local government makes a killing from traffic infringements- wonder where theyl find that revenue?"

Yeah, they're wondering that too.

3 lowest rated comments:

Who are the investors? submitted by 1rash to AskVoat

hexydes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Why even go down the road of using a VC firm then? The JOBS Act JUST allowed for non-accredited investors (i.e. people making less than $200k) to invest in small-time (i.e. Voat) startups, in increments as low as $100. Instead of asking for Bitcoin donations and talking to VC firms behind the scenes (which will INEVITABLY lead to posts like this), why not use a crowd-sourced equity platform where the community can invest their money in the product in exchange for a small say in the direction (and maybe someday a return on their early faith in the group/product/company)?

I have to imagine that not only will they make more money this way (a seed-stage VC firm is only going to be looking to invest 5-6 figures at most, unless it's a highly-proven team with at least one major startup win under their belts) AND they get the prestige (and free marketing) of being one of the first startups to use this method of funding AND they also get to do right by a community that is here for some very principled/philosophical reasons.

TL;DR Stop dealing with VC firms and do equity-based crowd-funding to raise money. It's the same thing as asking people to donate Bitcoin, except they actually get a stake in the direction of the thing they're supporting.

EDIT: Adding a link that talks about equity-based crowd-funding.

To celebrate moving to Voat, I wanted to giveaway some games! submitted by Pr3d to gaming

hexydes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

749 I like Voat because markets do better with multiple players.

Samsung gives us a 2 TerraByte SSD submitted by kusuriya to technology

hexydes 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

It's getting there. 2TB is the point where it's enough space that these can start to really be used for large storage. The price is still way too high ($800+) but once they get down to $100 in a few years, magnetic drives are going to start to disappear.