Profile overview for SteelKidney.
Submission statistics

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

13 submissions to politics

8 submissions to Showerthoughts

8 submissions to android

6 submissions to news

5 submissions to funny

This user has so far shared a total of 40 links, started a total of 25 discussions and submitted a total of 1195 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 188 and downvoted 32 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 777 and downvoted 59 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Gerymanderers inadvertently give college student unlimited tax authority in her district, submitted: 9/1/2015 2:28:39 PM, 241 points (+241|-0)

How to win the war on drugs, submitted: 11/5/2015 1:38:52 PM, 107 points (+109|-2)

In a dark corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership lurks some pretty nasty copyright law, submitted: 9/8/2015 3:04:49 PM, 75 points (+75|-0)

Police still unsure of what this First Amendment thing is, submitted: 10/23/2015 2:19:10 PM, 58 points (+60|-2)

Any nickname can be improved by adding "The" to the beginning., submitted: 8/20/2015 3:52:29 PM, 50 points (+51|-1)

5 lowest rated submissions:

TIL that JP Morgan Chase is donating money to a Miami-Dade high school to boost blue collar skilled trade jobs, submitted: 7/22/2015 2:29:38 PM, 1 points (+3|-2)

Fun new game..., submitted: 7/29/2015 7:45:27 PM, 1 points (+2|-1)

Three Axis model of political viewpoints, submitted: 7/30/2015 8:22:54 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Costumed Bear Harasser Wanted by Authorities, Evolution, submitted: 8/17/2015 5:52:55 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

On my mobile browser, I have to tap on a subverse in the dropdown menu twice to go to the subverse., submitted: 8/19/2015 4:38:05 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Ad blocking has grown 41% in the past year and it's costing publishers tens of billions of dollars submitted by FreeSpeachRocks to technology

SteelKidney 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago

First of all, and I can't stress this enough, I don't care! I also don't care that I fast-forward through ads on my DVR, mute ads with Hulu+ or just get up and do something else if I, God forbid, have to sit through ads on non-streaming TV.

That said, I noticed something interesting:

Surprisingly, using an ad blocker to improve the speed and performance of web pages was not listed as one of the responses in the [PageFair] report. In a survey of British internet users conducted by the Internet Advertising Bureau UK earlier this year, 54% of respondents said they block ads because they slow down web browsing.

But:

But PageFair's Ryan said performance is not as much of a key motivator as some people might think. Just 8% of respondents in PageFair and Adobe's report last year cited performance as their main reason for installing an ad blocker.

In other words, "8% of respondents bothered to write in an option that we didn't give, thus skewing the results." Sounds like someone has an agenda.

Reddit "Purge List" [Up to Date] submitted by OhBlindOne to MeanwhileOnReddit

SteelKidney 1 points 42 points (+43|-1) ago

This comment really is on-topic, so please bear with me.

Not too long ago, Indiana didn't participate in the stupidity of Daylight Savings Time. During the final push that got us into the mass hallucination of having extra time, I was still pointing out that no, it doesn't reduce crime. No, it doesn't reduce energy costs. And then read about many of the local farmers saying that they didn't want DST because without it they got an extra hour in their day to work.

The whole "Free speech on Reddit" thing makes me feel the same way. I'm a big advocate of free speech. But I'm really embarrassed to be on the same side as some of these guys.

HTTP is obsolete. It's time for the distributed, permanent web submitted by DarkLinkXXXX to technology

SteelKidney 2 points 28 points (+30|-2) ago

IPFS is a distributed file system that seeks to connect all computing devices with the same system of files.

Oh, good. This can't possibly be exploited.

3 lowest rated comments:

Planning to build a Linux PC for my gf submitted by farmer- to Linux

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

Well, mostly because most modern games won't run on Linux. Which really isn't the fault of the graphics card. Wine only goes so far, and even really good virtualization where you get CPU and GPU passthrough, performance will probably be terrible.

Planning to build a Linux PC for my gf submitted by farmer- to Linux

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

I've never had a problem playing games on my System76. Like I said- nVidia cards are harder to use, but that's limited to that manufacturer. Which is why nVidia is not widely used with Linux. But I have a few games I play and there haven't been any problems. In fact, a few older Windows-only games run better under Wine. :)

Planning to build a Linux PC for my gf submitted by farmer- to Linux

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

Anymore, not really. Driver support has gotten much, much better in recent years. Only thing I'd recommend is avoiding an nVidia graphics chipset. It's not that they don't work, but driver support is more of a pain. There are no open source drivers for nVidia that support 3D acceleration. They'll work out of the box- the open source driver used has limited functionality but will work. But that's a known issue and there's a lot of info online. Or, you can just avoid using nVidia.