Profile overview for theoldguy.
Submission statistics

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

26 submissions to whatever

15 submissions to science

11 submissions to flatpeoplehate

7 submissions to politics

6 submissions to Jokes

This user has so far shared a total of 81 links, started a total of 22 discussions and submitted a total of 6230 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 9250 and downvoted 1756 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 20877 and downvoted 11947 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Still true two years later, submitted: 1/26/2019 5:57:09 PM, 212 points (+212|-0)

Why police could seize a college student's life savings without charging him for a crime, submitted: 10/10/2015 9:04:07 PM, 190 points (+195|-5)

Dilbert Author pokes politically driven "science", submitted: 4/25/2017 5:46:32 PM, 87 points (+91|-4)

The Regressive Lie: 2 + 2 = 5, submitted: 8/29/2016 8:24:49 AM, 60 points (+61|-1)

Study: Trump has eliminated $86B in regs, submitted: 4/25/2017 5:43:44 PM, 53 points (+55|-2)

5 lowest rated submissions:

If two gay brothers had sex, would it be incest?, submitted: 5/20/2016 9:24:01 PM, -8 points (+5|-13)

5 Facts That Prove The Earth Is Flat, submitted: 1/30/2019 2:55:10 AM, -6 points (+4|-10)

13 Reasons Why the Moon Landing was FAKE, submitted: 3/12/2019 9:56:16 AM, -4 points (+3|-7)

Hey, @SaveTheChildren! Look at all these trannies!, submitted: 2/6/2019 8:17:24 AM, -2 points (+2|-4)

25 SNEAKY Lies You Were Told About Space, submitted: 2/15/2019 12:43:22 PM, -1 points (+2|-3)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

University drops math as graduation requirement as it mulls new diversity requirement submitted by fluxusp to news

theoldguy 5 points 97 points (+102|-5) ago

“Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear his shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.” -- Robert Heinlein

For all the people saying they don't care their privacy is at stake using Windows 10... submitted by indieross to technology

theoldguy 0 points 82 points (+82|-0) ago

I've read elsewhere on voat that if somebody says their privacy doesn't matter, ask to look over their files and browser history, they'll get the hint.

Encryption is our best chance to stop mass surveillance: Every time you use encryption, you're protecting someone who depends on it. submitted by goatie to technology

theoldguy 0 points 69 points (+69|-0) ago

If everybody uses encryption "the government can't tell the dissidents from the rest of the population. Every time you use encryption, you're protecting someone who needs to use it to stay alive."

The essence of civil disobedience.

3 lowest rated comments:

Abos Are FUCKING DISGUSTING (NSFW) submitted by MulignanBackToAfrica to Niggers

theoldguy 12 points -11 points (+1|-12) ago

To be fair, they'd probably think you're ugly too. What are you going to do, send these Aussies "back to Africa"?

Bernie Sanders on the cover of Time Magazine submitted by ParadigmShift to politics

theoldguy 12 points -9 points (+3|-12) ago

Not manly enough for "Man of the Year", too whiney.

Comcast is bringing monthly data caps to more cities submitted by Mixplate to technology

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

I suppose I'll get downvoated to hell for saying it, but aren't gas pumps metered? Your electricity usage? Hell, the government wants to start collecting highway taxes by your odometer reading, because cars are too economical to use the gas tax anymore. Maybe it's the case that they don't need more infrastructure to provide more bandwidth, so why can't they reduce the price for those who only check their e-mail twice a day and look at the weather forecast? Yeah, yeah, those evil businesses won't ever reduce anything, I say bull.

I also say to those who watch 300Gb of movies a month to get outside once in awhile.

EDIT: I didn't think of the "cutting off Netflix" angle, plus I didn't realize that Netflix can use up 3-7 Gb per hour as reported by Vloorshad below. I watch a movie maybe once every month or two from a torrent (700Mb seems a good resolution to me on my 1440x900 monitor) or 500Mb for a somewhat blurry YouTube download.