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

4 submissions to news

3 submissions to whatever

1 submissions to AskVoat

1 submissions to Discussion

1 submissions to introductions

This user has so far shared a total of 4 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 1691 comments.

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Submissions: This user has upvoted 550 and downvoted 96 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 654 and downvoted 109 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Voat Popularity is Decaying (Not an Unsubstantiated Whinge), submitted: 3/2/2016 2:47:02 PM, 22 points (+38|-16)

Say your SO is overweight and is struggling with it, what can the other half do to help them?, submitted: 5/15/2016 2:08:52 PM, 18 points (+18|-0)

Scientists use computer model to predict how quickly resources will run out, submitted: 7/24/2015 3:18:09 PM, 14 points (+14|-0)

Just an introduction. Kinda feel like this guy., submitted: 7/14/2015 2:48:48 PM, 12 points (+13|-1)

Mecca crane collapse: 65 dead in Saudi Arabia, submitted: 9/11/2015 7:38:19 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

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Account Deleted By User submitted by wilfra to news

insert_name 6 points 207 points (+213|-6) ago

Yeah, it's called getting a baby-boomer judge, who still thinks the internet is this thing "wippersnapper techy wizkids" use to spread blasphamy about God or someshitlikethat.

If you get convicted of anything to do with technology, you just hope you don't get a judge over 50, or you basically might as well just plead guilty.

When a 50+ judge sees the charges, and it involves the word "computer", you're fucked.

EDIT: I mean check out what the judge says:

"That seems to be part of our culture now," he said, according to a transcript. "Meet, have sex, hook up, sayonara. Totally inappropriate behavior. There is no excuse for this whatsoever,"

I mean, wut? Basically the judge has got no game/is totally out of touch with current reality, and so needlessly ruins a 19yo guy's life.

Seems legit for the US I suppose.

EDIT: He's being evaluated for a retrial guys!! Link is here for the news article. The bad thing is he will be evaluated for a retrial by the same fucked-up judge who gave him the absolutely stupid sentence before.

I can't see the judge accepting though. I mean, he knows that if he accepts, the new judge of the retrial will obviously point out what an unprofessional, and illegal, judge he has been, and so won't accept to protect his career.

Still, it's better than nothing, I suppose.

GitHub's new far-left code of conduct explicitly says "we will not act on reverse racism' or 'reverse sexism'" submitted by verifiedbyvisa to programming

insert_name 1 points 117 points (+118|-1) ago

Hehe, there's a bit in there which says that you can't send someone text that "represents" physical contact, i.e. "hug" or "touch", without consent.

So, to GitHub, the words "hug", "touch", and anything to do with contact, are banned without consent.

EDIT: Also, saying someone is a "he" or "she" is banned apparently, when referring to transgenders/fantasists.

EDIT2: hehe, check this out from the page...

Our open source community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

So, hey, guys, you hear? If someone for example is "white", or has lots of money, you can be racist and everything and it's okay, because apparently you're "privileged"!

EDIT3: TBH, OP should have renamed the title "Github begins the outlawing of all language."

EDIT4: I've just realised, how do you ask someone for consent to say something to them? I mean if I ask "Can I say to "touch" to you please?", then haven't I just said "touch"? It's just so fucked up.

The Aaron Swartz FBI Files Have Been Obtained submitted by shovelcock to technology

insert_name 6 points 112 points (+118|-6) ago

I'm not too big on this area, but I know most the story of Aaron Swartz and it makes me sick.

For anyone who wants the backstory; back around the time of Aaron Swartz, the "government" was realising that people like Aaron Swartz were getting more and more common, causing them more and more "problems" (not really, just annoying the rich 0.001 percenters).

So they basically picked one guy (Aaron), who they saw as one of these "new wippersnapper tech kiddos", and falsely charged him with a metric shit tonne of shitty bogus felonies which he didn't commit whatsoever it's complicated, but basically they were bogus charges, watch the linked documentary to find out more, I couldn't easily and quickly explain the charges here.

They hoped that with the sheer huge amount of "scary looking" charges, and attention on him via the government, he would just plead guilty and then the media (government) would explode with "hey, new wippersnapper techy wizkids, looky here, this is what happens to you!" naratives.

The government was the sole almost the sole cause to him commiting suicide, and so really, the government in effect murdered him. And then, no one bats an eye in the legal system or anything but inner tech circles...

They took him out, blasted him with a load of bogus charges which he didn't do he didn't do more than anybody else in theory, and caused his death. Makes you think what goes on in those FBI meeting rooms when they plot these kinds of things every. single. day...

EDIT: Grammer fixes. And also, there is some pretty interesting points raised in the comments-of-comments below. Some opposite view points include the opinion that Aaron Swartz's suicide was really his own fault, and the government had nothing to do with it. I respect this opinion, but I don't 100% agree with this, for reasons explained in the comments-of-comments below. TL;DR: It's partly his own fault for actually doing it, but the government forced his hand, facing him with decades of charges, and him never getting a fair and thorough trail.

EDIT 2: For anyone who wants to watch a brilliant documentary on the life of Aaron Swartz: Watch this. Thanks for the various commenters who pointed this out.

EDIT 3: This has been an interesting thread, and thanks to all that commented, even those with opposing view points. I still don't agree that it's none of the government's fault, and to be honest it's pretty damn wide concensus that they played a huge role in it. Thanks for the upgoats, so here's a goaty GIF to embody Aaron and his fight against the machine.

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Hackers expose first Ashley Madison users submitted by 0dds_0f_Even to technology

insert_name 13 points -7 points (+6|-13) ago

But to be fair, it is about a 99% male-targeted business. But meh, i'll go and edit anyhoo.

EDIT: Shit, this got downvoated to hell. Lol. Do people really believe that ashley madison is not male-targeted? ALL their advertisement media, and website, is just pictures of hot young women. Get a grip on reality people (who downvoated).

Internet Regulators Just Legitimized The Dark Web submitted by FreeSpeachRocks to technology

insert_name 11 points -7 points (+4|-11) ago

Yes. Yes, there are loads of legitimate reasons for the dark web.


- Tor Drug dealer.

EDIT: Not saying it's a bad thing. I'm just saying, from what I've observed, it's a lot of drugs, and not much else.

Teenage Honor Student Was ATTACKED In School LIBRARY submitted by pLutos to videos

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

It's sad because these teens seem like they have no choice. They have to fight so they gain notoriety and don't get rekt. If they don't fight, they'll get rekt like the girl in the vid who got rekt.

Seems like nowadays kids just rek or be rekt, instead of just living life.