Profile overview for konem.
Submission statistics

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

4 submissions to HeroesOfTheStorm

1 submissions to technology

1 submissions to Telegram

1 submissions to AskVoat

1 submissions to CriticalThinking

This user has so far shared a total of 6 links, started a total of 3 discussions and submitted a total of 86 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 33 and downvoted 17 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 26 and downvoted 6 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving, submitted: 7/2/2015 9:27:09 PM, 44 points (+44|-0)

What should be mandatory in high school curriculum?, submitted: 7/9/2015 4:07:02 AM, 22 points (+22|-0)

King Leoric, Monk and Treasure Goblin announced (E3)!, submitted: 6/17/2015 1:43:12 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

New update introducing bots!, submitted: 6/24/2015 9:40:49 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Yeah right! Sarcasm poses problem for computer algorithms in U.S. election, submitted: 7/17/2015 3:58:30 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954) [480p] - [106:04], submitted: 6/15/2015 8:31:57 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

The eternal conflict is coming to an end on September 8! Be sure to grab the Treasure Goblin Portrait and free Diablo until then., submitted: 9/4/2015 1:53:09 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)

August 18, 2015 Patch Notes, submitted: 8/19/2015 7:15:15 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

Ideas for alternative gold sources?, submitted: 6/19/2015 5:56:39 PM, 4 points (+4|-0)

New update introducing bots!, submitted: 6/24/2015 9:40:49 PM, 5 points (+5|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router submitted by indiglo_girls to technology

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

Until now I did not know, that Router were a source of problems. The installation is completely automatic and if there are problems, they are probably with the modem or the connection.
An expensive Router which will eventually spy on you one day does not sound attractive. It looks pretty at least.

Revolutionary: Hawaii Considers Becoming the First State to Decriminalize ALL Drugs submitted by xeemee to news

konem 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago

They do not want to make them legal.

"[The conduct of illegal drugs] would constitute an administrative or civil violation rather than a criminal offense.”

This means, that you can no longer go to prison for it, but rather have to pay a fine.

A Quick Puzzle to Test Your Problem Solving submitted by konem to CriticalThinking

konem 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

I suppose you are refering to this video.
What baffles me the most is, that people still check whether the rule is "multiply by 2" even though they know that this is not the rule.

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by deleted to AskVoat

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

I actually live in Germany, where most people are afraid of refugees but still have to pay them money.
The reason why subsidization fails in general is, that ressources become allocated randomly rather than efficiently. Our city is currently building two big projects, subsidized with millions of euros, which nobody aside from the politicians wanted. One of those projects is a street railway which has been cancelled twenty years ago, because it was too expensive. Subsidizing projects is another way of saying "I want to have something, but only because other people will pay for it against their will" - this means that, on average, it harms the coverage of public transport, as projects which are worth buying are not build. Now just imagine how many people died because of wars, which could have never been initiated without subsidization.

European public schools are also disastrous, even though they are way better than the american. Way too many teachers are just incompetent, reading your school book during class teaches you way more than listening to your teacher.
At least some tuition free universities here in Germany are doing a very good job at educating their students. In contrary to schools their income is for the greater part from the private sector.


if something is important to everyone (education, taking care of the poor, etc.) then the free market will take care of it

 

so why hasn't it?

Just a minority of people can afford or wants to buy the same service twice, one time because the state forces you to and another time for the service you actually want to purchase. The state has a monopoly on violence (which is not portrayed as bad as having a company with a great market share buying a competitor), which interrupts the free market. Investments against any of these state monopolys are almost assured to be a failure - not necessarily because your charity or school does a worse job than the state, but because the state does not have to produce anything of value and still gets paid.


[Environmental protection] doesn't happen at the scale that is necessary, most people don't care at all and just want cheap stuff

Again, if most people want it, then how can a real democracy introduce such policies? If most people do care however (which I think they do), then the market share and profits of the polluting companies are expected to be lower than they could be. Ostracism of people who do not boycott these companies is also a highly effective tool. Don't like GMO-Food, fossil energy, etc.? Then don't buy anything from the supermarket selling GMO-Food and only buy cars from companies which exclusively build electric cars. Too many people just feel like they did the environment a favor after voting the green party while driving home with their Hummer.
If you want to change something, vote with your Dollar.

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

You think if all students just went to private schools everyone would have higher wages?

Trick Question: You get the wage you deserve for your work. The reason a private schooled person has in general a higher salary than their public schooled counterpart is, that they are worth more to the employer, as they are more efficient/have knowledge the other person does not have. Its supply and demand.

Meanwhile, in a free market scenario, customers can choose whether or not to boycott a company based on their pollution

And why don't people do this already?

They are. But lobbying interests combined with the coercion of force by the state make boycotts very difficult. Your argument basically is "The free market is bad, because the state makes laws we do not want, therefore we need the state to regulate the free market".

deleted by user submitted by moliver to technology

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

I have been testing it for the last 3 hours. Iridium looks just as chrome, but sadly it does not live up to its functionality. The most annoying "feature" is:

Site data (cookies, local storage, etc.) is only kept until exit, by default

So, the browser is basically in private mode all the time until it is disabled.

There are some minor problems, e.g. SOME youtube videos do not play - which probably has to do with the videos being streamed from different servers, some of them are blocked by Iridium, some are not. For me personally this makes it impossible to completely switch to this browser, although it definitely is a good alternative.