Profile overview for BrickDick.
Submission statistics

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

13 submissions to KotakuInAction

10 submissions to DarwinAwards

4 submissions to ShittyScience

1 submissions to GamerGate

1 submissions to news

This user has so far shared a total of 29 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 196 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 630 and downvoted 211 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 1042 and downvoted 116 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Gawker's apparent outing of CFO meets with Internet backlash, submitted: 7/17/2015 12:43:29 PM, 122 points (+123|-1)

Atlanta news station posts retraction after incorrectly linking #GamerGate to shooter., submitted: 9/6/2015 3:03:50 PM, 109 points (+109|-0)

TechRaptor denied by Gratipay, citing #GamerGate affiliation as reason, submitted: 8/11/2015 7:21:39 AM, 103 points (+103|-0)

E3 has been a major win for Gamergate, submitted: 6/19/2015 6:29:16 AM, 81 points (+81|-0)

Honey Badger Brigade Legal Suit Update, submitted: 2/16/2016 4:32:22 AM, 52 points (+52|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Can Jet Fuel Really Melt Steel Beams?, submitted: 12/17/2015 12:10:57 AM, -1 points (+1|-2)

A True Visionary: Wind is really just God's Air Conditioning, submitted: 1/17/2016 4:53:07 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Welcome to Shitty Science, submitted: 12/16/2015 9:39:33 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Welcome to Shitty Science, submitted: 12/16/2015 9:43:24 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Welcome to RPS, submitted: 7/24/2015 11:40:46 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Gawker's apparent outing of CFO meets with Internet backlash submitted by BrickDick to news

BrickDick 1 points 43 points (+44|-1) ago

For those not following the story: Gawker published an article on David Geithner, the CFO of Conde Nast, claiming he attempted to pay a gay male escort. Another source claims the whole thing is a hoax and Gawker may have libeled Geithner, or attempted to out a gay man. Either way, Gawker is in hot water across social media platforms and other news organizations are publishing articles critical of their journalistic practices.

FreeBSDGirl has been shadowbanned from reddit submitted by androlphegax to KotakuInAction

BrickDick 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago

It's not a shadowban, it's just an upgrade to the blockbot! She can't be harassed* if no one can see her posts.

Emma Sulkowicz threatened legal action if Newsweek published the side of the student she accused of rape submitted by MaleGoddess to KotakuInAction

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

She's going to take them to the mattresses!

3 lowest rated comments:

There is no sexism against men submitted by GG234 to KotakuInAction

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

touch, tickle, or even slap

Maybe MY virtual boyfriend is into that. Don't judge!

FUNimation Addresses Prison School Criticism submitted by Stork to KotakuInAction

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

Coming from someone who doesn't dive headfirst into anime, it doesn't bother me much. Just a reason that sub > dub in a lot of cases. FUNimation probably smacked the guy's hands behind the scenes, but they're smart enough to want this to go away quickly without the attention that anything more serious would bring.

What if Freud was right... submitted by Sparkleunicorn to psychology

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

You should take a look at some of the basis for Evolutionary Psychology. It's not a sub-field, but rather a perspective about human psychology. It addresses some of your concerns with duality in that our actions aren't always consistent with what is best for us. A lot of it boils down to this: We do things because they feel good and evolution has shaped our psychological adaptations to do things that are generally in the best interest of our genes.

As far as Freud and his contributions to the field, I'm of the opinion that his laurels should be limited to contributing to the empirical approach for psychology and helping to develop clinical applications.