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Nicholatian

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    Nicholatian reacted to LAwLz in YouTubers are finally showing where their money comes from   
    Linus only started disclosing if something was sponsored or not when someone on this forum threatened to report him to the FCC. This was after it became law that sponsored/"native-advertisement" was against the law unless it was made apparent to the readers/viewers that it was an ad. Before the threat of legal action, Linus did not disclose if something was sponsored/gifted to him.
    Trying to find the thread right now but it's been a while.
     
    I don't think Linus is a good example of transparency. Also, a lot of people seem to think that products sponsoring Linus are endorsed by him, even though he has at several occasions been found to never having tried or used some of the services he promotes.
    It's a shame that ads like video sponsors in his videos gets treated differently than let's say the Google ad sense ads, but they shouldn't.
     
     
    Edit: Found the thread.
     
     
    What's really sad is that people were fending Linus not disclosing and not being transparent.
    Linus himself even jumped into the thread and said that people should just assume that if he doesn't explicitly say that he bought something for the video, then it's a sponsored/ad video.
     
    This was in September 2019. So about 3.5 years ago.
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    Nicholatian reacted to Tai-San in LGBT community   
    I'm a straight white male. I understand that some people (many in fact) find affection in persons whom are the same gender as they are. This doesn't bother me much, but I don't want to spill all my thoughts and leave negativity. I still have my own thoughts, I would still be sad if my child were homosexual to an extent. It's not because there's necessarily something wrong with them, because there isn't. I wouldn't find the idea that I may not have grandchildren (given they don't find a carrier/donor for a child or adopt one) particularly nice. I come from a pretty traditional mindset, but I try to offset that in my thinking.
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    Nicholatian reacted to DrMacintosh in Apple will now repair iPhones even those with unofficial, 3rd party batteries*   
    Apple is a buisness, so yes, this is a business move. Lol
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    Nicholatian reacted to Mira Yurizaki in Intel Confirms: Macs to switch to ARM by 2020.   
    At this point I'm convinced we're agreeing to the same thing, but you're not agreeing with how I'm saying it. So let's just move on our merry ways
     
    But Microsoft didn't port any of those apps, they wrote an emulator. And they were threatened with legal action for their efforts.
     
    Also it's not up to Apple to port any apps other than its own.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from handymanshandle in Intel Confirms: Macs to switch to ARM by 2020.   
    Have to concur on this. I have in-laws who are pretty much ruling class, but not in the United States. Wanna know what kind of insider info we get? Gossip. Several months ago there was a Lion Air plane crash, and we got to hear what was happening before it hit the press. When it comes to hearsay, there is a cost associated with what you share, and with trade secrets that cost is very high.
    I know this is Apple we’re talking about, but it’s still worth pointing out that the Switch runs ARM, and it’s pretty darn close to a full-on console gaming experience all things considered.
    I think it’s still a step in the right direction. The architectures themselves, from a technical standpoint, are quite different, and the evolution of ARM has been very different than x86. Intel took a strict, hardline approach to backwards compatibility that lets you run DOS on a Core i7 today, and the clientele ARM has kept has never justified such backbending. Most clients had assembly programmers who knew what needed to be done.
     
    Seeing the progress makes me hopeful that soon the industry can progress towards systems using RISC-V, and the potential of the FPGA will really begin to shine.
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    Nicholatian reacted to KWelz in Intel Confirms: Macs to switch to ARM by 2020.   
    I am good friends with 2 congressmen, and know 3 others along with a couple senators. I have had dinner with the VP and his family while he was governor here in Indiana.   Guess how much of an inside track that gives me?   The answer would be pretty much zero.  Just because you know or are related to people who are in the know, doesn't mean you have that much additional information.  Especially when it comes to technical info.  

     
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Techstorm970 in What's the Origin of the Nickname You Go By?   
    My real name is Alexander Nicholi. Since that doesn’t fit too well into a username, I decided to borrow the concept of the Nicolaitans from the Bible’s Book of Revelation, adjusting the spelling to have what I believe is the proper transliteration from Greek.
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    Nicholatian reacted to rightmeow in Music Industry stole a song and copy strikes the original. (Which has 47Mill views) Youtube won't do anything about it. #TheFatRat #TheCalling   
    @mynameisjuan, no. This is an original song made by the FatRat with over 40 million views. Anything you make is instantly copyrighted, always! (Linus doesn't have to file paperwork for every video you he makes) No one can steal it from you. You're thinking of trademark. In this case a company called PowerRecords uploaded a copy of HIS song and then copyright claimed his original. This is definitely illegal, but youtube won't do jack shit about it. 
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    Nicholatian reacted to Anesu in eXtern OS   
    Not sure if this falls under "News", might be better in general? Anyway I have been working on an OS for a while and end of last year I released the first Beta after a friend suggested that I should release it (I hadn't planned to release it publicly, well maybe later, it was mostly a personal project). Truth be told the idea of it is relatively polarizing so the first Beta was essentially to see how many people were interested in the idea (i.e if it was enough to keep developing a public release version). Anyway long story short I got enough interest and have been developing an actually fully usable version (Beta 2) and should hopefully be releasing it soon. The polarizing aspect of it is the design (one of the main reasons it exists really) and that it's a Linux based OS but powered with Node.js. It started as an experiment as I wanted to learn node.js whilst also learning the hidden corners of Linux. Later on, I actually realised this might actually work so I continued working on it and you can watch the live demo of Beta 2 here! I understand the technology behind it doesn't excite a lot of people (was kind of the point of the experiment) I will address a few things before someone asks. The code in the release will be/is compiled into native code/binary (the node.js code). The front-end is the one coded in this way (Apps, desktop etc). I have also attached some screenshots I took from it the other day! I just thought this community might have some people who always wanted an OS like this.
     
    Ok I just figured out I can insert Images inline haha:
     
    The File manager
     

     
     
    The Music Player artist view
     

     
     
    The music Player play view

     
     
    (Okay last one on Music Player haha) The music Player online library view
     

     
     
    (Last one, you can watch more from the video) The Web Browser and Personal assistant
     
     

     
    Anyway, that is probably enough, the link to the video of me playing around with it is above!
     
    - Anesu
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Trik'Stari in SQLite adopts Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines   
    Businesses who adopt prepostery will soon find themselves completely preposterous. They make themselves weak to competition for no reason whatsoever, and soon enough they will be overridden by those with more sense. Even if they try to pull up the ladder for themselves, it will only delay this reality and add their country to the roster of embarrassment alongside them.
     
    I wouldn’t be the slightest bit upset about what they’re doing. I would laugh at it, as I usually do, and wait to see the world come ‘round to grind its axe into this hole they’ve put into themselves. Totally see it coming.
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    Nicholatian reacted to Jito463 in SQLite adopts Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines   
    Mob rule wins out again....
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Mutoh in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    Yeah, and we're also private citizens and we may decide what's right or wrong as well. We're just as entitled to complain about them as they are to deny service, and you don't get to tell us otherwise any more than we can tell Reddit to knock it off.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from LAwLz in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    They tried that already, and it didn't work out for them because the internet's backbone is comprised of services from a handful of major companies (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, ...). The monopolisation of resources on the internet is a very serious and potentially grave concern for everyone, because it runs so much deeper than Reddit makes apparent.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from LAwLz in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    Yeah, and we're also private citizens and we may decide what's right or wrong as well. We're just as entitled to complain about them as they are to deny service, and you don't get to tell us otherwise any more than we can tell Reddit to knock it off.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from LAwLz in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    They don't like The_Donald. They don't have a good reason to convince everyone to get rid of it, so they do what they feel like and count on censorship saving them from their lack of reasoning.
     
    Censorship is all that saves them when they have no answer and no argument. It's a general problem on all kinds of websites, particularly popular ones like Reddit, Quora, YouTube, et cetera. You can read through every answer of a tempting question like this one and look at the vast majority of answers parroting the same lazy strawman where they reframe concerns about freedom of expression as a purely constitutional 1A issue so they can tell you all about how the constitution doesn't apply to businesses.
     
    It's not intelligent because the strategy is not to be intelligent, or win people over. It's to do whatever you want anyway and shut down all who oppose or disagree with you, and then you win.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Tinder is rolling out a new service in their app exclusively for College and Uni students   
    You're close. The big reason why relationships and marriages fail is a lack of serious commitment. If you can convince somebody that there are lines that can never be crossed for any reason, even if that reason is to solve a serious relationship issue out of mutual interest and love, then you're going to have a bad time because you can't fight for what you care about. Often you can even take that literally, imagining a case where someone has some serious social kinks in their chain and you're doing everything you can not to just grab them and get their attention. Oh, people don't like that, you can't go there no matter how much you care about them, because of society's stupid perception about spousal abuse and violence and how they can basically equate any kind of unwanted physical contact as tantamount to that. People who think that never happens in a long-lasting relationship have never had long-lasting relationships, so they don't know.
     
    Most of the time though people aren't struggling to contend with violence. Rather, the issue is usually that they're not willing to fight on any terms for the sake of their relationship, so any time their partner pleads to cross one of their lines through a conflict they're just going to put their nose up and say they're not going there. Those relationships are doomed to fail, because they are unable to solve problems outside their comfort zones and they refuse to allow that zone to be changed. As they age they end up with broken families, hangups over the fact that they have no continuity of their life narrative, and worst of all is that they can't acknowledge that it's their fault. The go-to is to find excuses and blame the other person, or blame no one (which is a lie most people struggle to buy).
    Yes, and Tinder is a pretty awful way to go about that if you're in college. I thought the great thing about socialisation in college is that you're physically near people and that makes it easier to find many people? It's like you're going on a diving expedition for rare fish, and you insist on using sonar to find stuff even though you could look right in front of you for catches, which are out there in spades.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    They don't like The_Donald. They don't have a good reason to convince everyone to get rid of it, so they do what they feel like and count on censorship saving them from their lack of reasoning.
     
    Censorship is all that saves them when they have no answer and no argument. It's a general problem on all kinds of websites, particularly popular ones like Reddit, Quora, YouTube, et cetera. You can read through every answer of a tempting question like this one and look at the vast majority of answers parroting the same lazy strawman where they reframe concerns about freedom of expression as a purely constitutional 1A issue so they can tell you all about how the constitution doesn't apply to businesses.
     
    It's not intelligent because the strategy is not to be intelligent, or win people over. It's to do whatever you want anyway and shut down all who oppose or disagree with you, and then you win.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Sauron in Tinder is rolling out a new service in their app exclusively for College and Uni students   
    You're close. The big reason why relationships and marriages fail is a lack of serious commitment. If you can convince somebody that there are lines that can never be crossed for any reason, even if that reason is to solve a serious relationship issue out of mutual interest and love, then you're going to have a bad time because you can't fight for what you care about. Often you can even take that literally, imagining a case where someone has some serious social kinks in their chain and you're doing everything you can not to just grab them and get their attention. Oh, people don't like that, you can't go there no matter how much you care about them, because of society's stupid perception about spousal abuse and violence and how they can basically equate any kind of unwanted physical contact as tantamount to that. People who think that never happens in a long-lasting relationship have never had long-lasting relationships, so they don't know.
     
    Most of the time though people aren't struggling to contend with violence. Rather, the issue is usually that they're not willing to fight on any terms for the sake of their relationship, so any time their partner pleads to cross one of their lines through a conflict they're just going to put their nose up and say they're not going there. Those relationships are doomed to fail, because they are unable to solve problems outside their comfort zones and they refuse to allow that zone to be changed. As they age they end up with broken families, hangups over the fact that they have no continuity of their life narrative, and worst of all is that they can't acknowledge that it's their fault. The go-to is to find excuses and blame the other person, or blame no one (which is a lie most people struggle to buy).
    Yes, and Tinder is a pretty awful way to go about that if you're in college. I thought the great thing about socialisation in college is that you're physically near people and that makes it easier to find many people? It's like you're going on a diving expedition for rare fish, and you insist on using sonar to find stuff even though you could look right in front of you for catches, which are out there in spades.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    They don't like The_Donald. They don't have a good reason to convince everyone to get rid of it, so they do what they feel like and count on censorship saving them from their lack of reasoning.
     
    Censorship is all that saves them when they have no answer and no argument. It's a general problem on all kinds of websites, particularly popular ones like Reddit, Quora, YouTube, et cetera. You can read through every answer of a tempting question like this one and look at the vast majority of answers parroting the same lazy strawman where they reframe concerns about freedom of expression as a purely constitutional 1A issue so they can tell you all about how the constitution doesn't apply to businesses.
     
    It's not intelligent because the strategy is not to be intelligent, or win people over. It's to do whatever you want anyway and shut down all who oppose or disagree with you, and then you win.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    They tried that already, and it didn't work out for them because the internet's backbone is comprised of services from a handful of major companies (Google, Amazon, Microsoft, ...). The monopolisation of resources on the internet is a very serious and potentially grave concern for everyone, because it runs so much deeper than Reddit makes apparent.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from TacoSenpai in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    Yeah, and we're also private citizens and we may decide what's right or wrong as well. We're just as entitled to complain about them as they are to deny service, and you don't get to tell us otherwise any more than we can tell Reddit to knock it off.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from J.b091 in Reddit turns political in regards with censorship   
    Yeah, and we're also private citizens and we may decide what's right or wrong as well. We're just as entitled to complain about them as they are to deny service, and you don't get to tell us otherwise any more than we can tell Reddit to knock it off.
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    Nicholatian got a reaction from Beskamir in Tinder is rolling out a new service in their app exclusively for College and Uni students   
    Haha, how pathetic of them. As if your prospects weren't awful enough as it is, Tinder's here to help add more complications to your already overwhelming social life that you're probably too young to understand and have no experience to help cope with!
     
    I don't see how this would help anyone in college to be happy or successful considering it's long-known to be the most ruthlessly impersonal route of connecting with people, and because it's useless without decent IRL social skills. But I can see how the colleges wouldn't pretend to care, since the money's more important for them anyway and in reality their days are numbered on the gravy train.
     
    All in all it's just another thing setting young folks up for failure while telling them it's how you get success. I wonder what the colleges will 1-up themselves with next...
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