Profile overview for pitenius.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

31 submissions to Conspiracy

22 submissions to AskVoat

18 submissions to Showerthoughts

17 submissions to HistoryAnecdotes

17 submissions to technology

This user has so far shared a total of 87 links, started a total of 120 discussions and submitted a total of 4356 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 1950 and downvoted 22 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 10077 and downvoted 9 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

So... CNN admits Trump placed America first at Paris?, submitted: 6/7/2017 2:24:09 PM, 144 points (+145|-1)

If someone is paid to talk, it's probably to your advantage to ignore it., submitted: 11/26/2015 2:07:12 AM, 104 points (+111|-7)

@Failure has banned you from v/SoapboxBanhammer for the following reason: no gays allowed, submitted: 11/2/2016 3:02:03 PM, 69 points (+78|-9)

Why haven't we heard about Obama appointees embezzeling from the disabled?, submitted: 12/13/2015 2:28:27 PM, 52 points (+53|-1)

State lottery jackpots are rigged., submitted: 12/19/2015 7:23:14 AM, 49 points (+51|-2)

5 lowest rated submissions:

School reliant entirely on Google, submitted: 10/16/2017 7:01:07 PM, -3 points (+2|-5)

Can any of you jabronies help lay the smackdown on Trump?, submitted: 3/6/2016 2:10:59 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)

My fantasy for the assholes who downvoat innocuous comments without ever leaving a comment, submitted: 8/19/2016 5:36:20 PM, -1 points (+8|-9)

LIFE AFTER DEATH: Consciousness survives after physical organs stop functioning; study proves the mind does not die with the body, submitted: 5/25/2016 4:54:52 PM, 0 points (+2|-2)

What if they're stupid? What if... they're just Showerwords?, submitted: 9/12/2015 6:38:07 PM, 0 points (+1|-1)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

I wonder how many regional forms of alcohol we'd have from the Middle East that have been lost due to Islam. submitted by KingMortales to Showerthoughts

pitenius 2 points 96 points (+98|-2) ago


First of all, a lot of the palm wines, etc. still exist -- even in their original locales. Muslim populations of Muslim countries often didn't crest 2/3. There are many, many types of Middle Eastern Christians. Until the past 150, there were more Christian sects in the east than the west. Muslim laws didn't apply to them. Or Jews. Or Zoroastrians.

Secondly, let's be generous and imagine that these places were converted around 900. These liquors were probably only preferable to dysentery water. European wine before about 1850 was pretty bad. Romans basically discuss straining the leaves and bugs out of wine -- and that's the stuff they bothered to import. The value was its sterility, not its taste. Name one pre-colonial liquor from India. They exist -- but no one wants it.

Egyptian and Assyrian beer has been mentioned. The first step of this beer was "collect stale bread". The second step was "soak in water and strain". This swill was probably at a taste parity with sahti.

People have also mentioned "fermented milk". It sours, but it doesn't ferment (despite GRR Martin's descriptions of Dothraki plastered on "fermented mares milk"). It's fine. It's called doh in Persia, but you've probably had lassi at Indian restaurants. Same stuff. Think salt and mint.

Here's the bigger question: Every pothead drones on about how alcohol causes fights and noise, but stoned people are chill, man. You might like to read up on Hasan i-Sabah and the Assassins, whose name came from hashish. It seems that getting people blazed -- not drunk -- was the standard precursor to "terrorist attacks".

Edit to add: If you imagine that Islam prevented intoxication, prepare an explanation why Europe never ended prostitution. Everyone drinks. It's just that the civilized world is finally doing better than prison wine.

As a black man, I came to Reddit because it was a bastion of free speech. submitted by movkeyb to MeanwhileOnReddit

pitenius 1 points 61 points (+62|-1) ago

I sexually Identify as copypasta. Ever since I was a ctrl-c I dreamed of entering textboxes and transforming into a beautiful ctrl-v. People say to me that a person being a macro is Impossibru and I'm fucking retarded but I don't care, I'm beautiful. I'm having a plastic surgeon install ethernet, an 88-key keyboard and javascript on my body. From now on I want you guys to call me "ScriptKitty" and respect my right to spawn everywhere and spawn needlessly. If you can't accept me you're OC normative and need to check your poasting privilege. Thank you for being so understanding.

3 lowest rated comments:

I'd like to teach you about the reflexive property of multiplication. I'd like to, but the state says it's witchcraft. submitted by mcseanerson to funny

pitenius 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

You smell like mathfag. It's a wonderful aroma. 100% of the time, it works every time.

Edward Snowden Tweets Cryptic Code: Was it a Dead Mans Switch? submitted by GlobalSouth to Conspiracy

pitenius 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago

Signs starting to point to "no".

Cocaine submitted by sailor_twift to gifs

pitenius 5 points -2 points (+3|-5) ago

First step of making a glass of drinking water: strain out the used maxipads.

Why so mad, bro?