Profile overview for RiverWind.
Submission statistics

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

101 submissions to Geodesic

97 submissions to Libre

34 submissions to HauteCouture

33 submissions to European

28 submissions to Linux

This user has so far shared a total of 449 links, started a total of 73 discussions and submitted a total of 1288 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 3757 and downvoted 13 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 3610 and downvoted 27 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

You have 1 nuke of this size, where do you drop it?, submitted: 7/1/2017 10:16:44 PM, 108 points (+114|-6)

CONGRATULATIONS, Voat! You got an "A": SSL Server Test: (Powered by Qualys SSL Labs), submitted: 4/6/2017 10:41:45 PM, 68 points (+68|-0)

Podesta Emails: Multikultistan: A house of horrors for ordinary Germans, submitted: 10/24/2016 5:53:03 PM, 59 points (+59|-0)

Free Hardware : Is the hardware free, as in freedom? Will it run properly without binary blobs/proprietary firmware? Check h-node!, submitted: 4/24/2016 10:27:20 PM, 49 points (+53|-4)

Pamela Geller: Anti-Sharia Ads Censored On London Transport, submitted: 8/25/2016 3:39:50 PM, 46 points (+46|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

LibreBoot: The only free alternative for booting a free computer, submitted: 9/17/2016 2:21:48 AM, -13 points (+3|-16)

Please use GNU+Linux instead of 'Linux' where appropriate in this subverse. GNU+Linux remembers Freedom, submitted: 4/24/2016 10:03:00 PM, -8 points (+2|-10)

Did people really walk on the Moon?, submitted: 1/23/2017 1:28:31 PM, -2 points (+2|-4)

uMap - Create and use personalized Open Street Maps using markers, layers and points of interest, submitted: 7/3/2017 9:55:06 PM, -2 points (+1|-3)

Are there special hubs to ease installing doors into geodesic domes?, submitted: 2/2/2017 11:00:56 PM, -1 points (+3|-4)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

What fact are you tired of explaining to people? submitted by mrir to AskVoat

RiverWind 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago

People think Islam is a religion. That is the same as thinking California is America. Islam is more than a religion, it is a Theo-Political construct.

People think "Religion", and that they are all the same, just switch round the variables a bit. Number of Gods? 1? OK Christianity. 10 Hinduisum... God's name? Pick...

The part of Islam about which people are unaware is the political side. Unlike Christianity, Islam won't just stay in Mosques, just as America won't just be confined in California. It extends into transforming the government, not just informing it or guiding it. It is the government.

What African tribes do most African Americans come from? submitted by rusty-_-shackleford to AskVoat

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

This is a terrific question. Thanks for asking.

The Bight of Benin was a major source during the Atlantic slave trade. Here is a map of the tribes in that area.

Here is a wikipedia article listing the main tribes in the region.
Here are the percentages.
Here are the ethnic groups.

The BaKongo of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola
The Mandé of Upper Guinea
The Gbe speakers of Togo, Ghana, and Benin (Adja, Mina, Ewe, Fon)
The Akan of Ghana and Ivory Coast
The Wolof of Senegal and the Gambia
The Igbo of southeastern Nigeria
The Mbundu of Angola (includes both Ambundu and Ovimbundu)
The Yoruba of southwestern Nigeria
The Chamba of Cameroon
The Makua of Mozambique  

Why is the question never asked? That is also a good question. Rather ironically, the answer might be that it is due to a lack of discrimination. (Perhaps, once it is known that there is a tiger in your house somewhere, concern then moves away from establishing whether it is a Siberian or Sumatran tiger to "How do I get away from this tiger!) By the same token, if you are white, that is enough for most people you meet. What crosses their minds is more likely to be Republican or Democrat than "I wonder if he is Nordic or Germanic." And if somebody is yellow, they tend not to care which ethnic group they are from, either.

Do you trust your BIOS? submitted by AnxiousInfusion to Linux

RiverWind 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago

Unfortunately, Coreboot is non-free. (It is not Free as in Freedom.) Instead, please consider:


Without free software like LibreBoot, a computer can be completely cracked at the BIOS level, with root privileges and a keylogger installed, undetectable to the Operating System.

Always try to select free hardware. (This is hardware that does not require non-free software, with binary blobs for example, to fully function.)

A LibreBoot hardware compatibility list is here.

To find free hardware, h-node is a good start.

If you would like a fully free laptop or server, one that runs entirely free software from the BIOS to the Operating System, you can source one at Minifree.

For an entirely Free as in Freedom Router, use LibreCMC

3 lowest rated comments:

Can we all agree that niggers are the scum of society. submitted by RooseFranklin to Niggers

RiverWind 13 points -11 points (+2|-13) ago

Allow me to play Devil's advocate here. It is becoming quite clear that, for one reason or another, Western societies are turning into police states, and becoming increasingly Totalitarian. Once Totalitarian Police States are established and equip themselves with the tools of societal control afforded by the information age, it will be exceedingly difficult to re-establish any Freedom. At that stage, widespread lawlessness might be our only hope, and those you now condemn are those most likely to confound the authorities. However, until then...

"I Protected Hillary Clinton In The Secret Service - Here's Why Her 'Fainting' Video Really Scares Me" | Zero Hedge submitted by bdmthrfkr to politics

RiverWind 6 points -5 points (+1|-6) ago

Fits of anger? Could you elaborate? Everybody gets angry, now and then. If you were a high official, you would likely encounter a lot of things that would make you extremely angry.

Please use GNU+Linux instead of 'Linux' where appropriate in this subverse. GNU+Linux remembers Freedom submitted by RiverWind to Linux

RiverWind 4 points -4 points (+0|-4) ago

Is that your goal?

Forget about freedom? Neglect freedom? Not bother with freedom? When people include GNU in GNU+Linux, they are recalling all the work that went before them. They are honouring those developers that contributed their talents and time to freedom.

People say GNU+Linux with pride and they say it out of deep gratitude. Reminding people sometimes educates people who have not been introduced to the philosophy of freedom behind GNU. It also is one small way to keep the spirit of freedom alive.

I hope that you wouldn't ever become annoyed by people saying GNU+Linux. It means a lot. Perhaps you can see saying GNU+Linux as an opportunity, not a chore.