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Muffinmaddness

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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from _StrikE_ in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to LAwLz in Porn Pass (age verification in the UK)   
    Does the bill specifically state it is only for porn? Or is it any age check? What happened with the ISP level porn filter was that more and more things got classified as needing to be blocked. Like I said, it started off with porn but now it also includes drug related sites, gambling, dating, and many more things.
     
    Actually, here is an excerpt from the bill:
    So no, they would not have to change the bill to block other material. The bill gives them the power to block "other material" as well, and since it is not specified what "other material" is in the bill, it legally speaking means anything.
     
    What you're describing as "can't happen" is in fact what the bill says. And yes, I am questioning the whole government. This is the same government that wrote extremely intrusive spying bills which explicitly exempted themselves from it because they found it to be too intrusive. Yes, they wrote a bill and then also wrote that it did not apply to themselves.
     
    It's also the same government that has harbored pedophile rings for decades (rather not look up sources for this on my work computer, but remind me again and I'll do it when I'm at home).
     
    I do not give the UK government any benefit of the doubt at all. They have expended all the trust I am willing to give them. 
     
    I think you should start questioning them too.
     
    Well, yes. All laws are taking away some freedom from people, but generally there is a strong argument that what we gain is worth more than the freedom we lose. In this case however, I have not seen any good argument for this having any kind of positive benefit to society, and I can see a big negative effect.
     
    OK so you do draw the line somewhere. Having the default as blocking porn, and requiring ID verification to watch it is fine, but requiring ID verification for swearing is over the line.
    See? We do need to draw the line somewhere. What the UK government is doing right now is slowly moving the line one millimeter at a time.
     
     
    Well you seem to be cheering about UK citizens losing some freedom while giving their government a huge amount of power over them so no, I do not trust people to realize what they are losing. Have you seen how many things the UK has banned in recent years? They are strongly cracking down on sex in general. The very same bill this age verification system is part of also includes banning "non-conventional sex acts".
    If this bill passes, then there is a very high risk that things such as female ejaculation will be completely banned from being viewed in the UK. That goes for everyone by the way, porn-pass or not.
     
    The UK government wants to control what fetishes people are allowed to have, which is insane.
     
    How many people do you think knows about this? Did you do that? A lot of bills include hidden parts and cryptic language for the sole reason of keeping people in the dark.
     
     
    Both.
    It's a sign that the UK government is using the boiling frog tactics, and that people are not making any major resistance. However, if they had introduced the current Internet censorship right from the start I am sure far more people had been protesting.
     
     
    Well first of all, I am not making assumptions here. I just read the bill and looked at what power the government would get. I don't want them to have that power so I am against it. But you can absolutely decide if something is bad based on assumptions which haven't happened yet. We do that all the time.
    Is it bad to be shot? I haven't been shot yet but I assume it is bad, so I try to avoid it. Is giving a government known for abusing their powers every chance they get even more power a bad idea? Probably, so I would rather not give it to them. 
     
    I mean, what would you say if I proposed Sharia laws? By your logic, you can't be against it because we don't have it in the UK yet. Maybe it would work great, so let's give it a try! Or maybe we should make the reasonable assumption that it is a horrible idea and we should stay away from it.
     
    No it's not. I am not saying we should give up. What I am saying is that people need to protest or at the very least make their opinions heard. It is not enough to just say "just vote for someone else" because they will do terrible things too.
     
    What people need to do is make their voices heard that politicians can't get away with abusing their powers. Hell, if all you do is vote against them then they won't even know why they don't get votes. It is extremely important that you make your opinion heard regarding specific issues, rather than just stay quiet and abandon a party you might agree with in 90% of all cases.
     
    I mean, let's just pretend like I am going to vote for May in the next election (I am not British so I can't). Imagine if I agreed with her in 90% of all questions and decisions she makes. However, I strongly disagree with her regarding this.
    What you propose is that I keep quiet and:
    1) Vote for her because I agree with her on 90% of everything, but this also means that in her mind I agree with her decision regarding porn passes.
    2) I ignore all the 90% of other questions and don't vote for her, because I feel so strongly about this particular issue. May will never know this was the question which was the dealbreaker, and she might change her stance on some of the other 90% of questions I did agree with her on.
     
    As you can clearly see, neither situation 1 nor situation 2 is favorable to me or democracy in general.
    What I propose is weight politicians against each other and pick the one you agree with the most on the questions you find the most important. However, in doing so you must also voice your opinion on the questions where you have different views, so that the politicians knows which ones of their actions are not accepted by the public. This not only informs the politicians in power what people believe is wrong or wrong on a particular subject but it also informs their political oppositions so that they can appeal to that crowd in the next election.
     
    Keeping criticism to yourself is never the answer. What you're advocating for is a very big threat to democracy. Democracy does not work if the politicians don't know what the people want.
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from soldier_ph in Show off your latest purchase!   
    cost £2 from a facebook seller, because the power port was damaged, bought a new one for £7.50, and bought an adapter from amazon for £12 thought it was a bargain!

    Dell P24T

     

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    Muffinmaddness reacted to Ingrid_W in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Toys. At the beginning, the kid only read black and white. You can show colorful cards to him or her after three months old. 
    You will feel happy and also exhausted but you know everything is worthy. 
    Congrats. 
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from 1988fido in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Pregnancy was planned but thanks for the advice... 
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from NumLock21 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to SameOlGrind in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Make a Pi smart mirror!
    MAKE PI MIRROR!
    You and your partner should then ensure you have a joint email you can send all your appointments, work schedules, lan parties and other such hyper important schnitzel to. You can communicate without even having to remember that thing you have to do thursday after next! 
     
    There are going to be a lot of appointments, dentists, meetings, job related mumbo jumbo, functions, intervals and other IRL related rigamarole that if you're not a consummate organizationalist can quickly become overwhelming. This will be compounded by the fact that you're going to be running on coffee, adrenaline, and will power. 
     
    As practical as a smellphone is you'll be holding a small person and fingering out a touchscreen is often not practical. Being able to see emails, important dates, weather, etc. at a glance is surprisingly beneficial.
     
    And remember your "should I's"... 
     
    Also, put a florist on speed dial. YOU WILL do something stupid and YOU WILL be in the dog house for no practical and legitimate reason. She's hormonal and tired and she's just passed a watermelon through a keyhole after 9 months of bizarre cravings and uncomfortability. Unless your next move is to open an umbrella up your ass as a show of solidarity... Buy her flowers!
     
    It's a magical time. 
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from fpo in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Pregnancy was planned but thanks for the advice... 
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from fpo in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Eduard the weeb in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to Shadow_Storm56 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Condoms would have been helpful tech! lol jk Congratz dude but yes I agree with everyone coffee and prolly baby monitors. 
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to Ryujin2003 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    The only tech things I really used with my kid when he was a baby (he is 8 now), would be the occasional lighting educational toy, like some type of singing bear or something...
     
    Otherwise, on the adult side, a legitimate carpet spot cleaner and fabric cleaner for couches and stuff. Vomit, poop, you name it.
     
    Possibly an in home alarm system if they don't have one already.
     
    Otherwise, I'm 110% against baby monitors. Unless for serious medical issues, most baby monitors have shit for security. Easily hackable. You could get someone else to watch the video feed without knowing. Very creepy. The thought is nice, but the security of the tech is horrible. You'd do better doing an in home monitor setup like a security system. I don't trust any of that VTEC and other similar brand wireless security. I'd stay away from those. My son is still alive and never had a monitor. I don't know why many parents get these.. so they can watch and adore their child sleeping?
     
    Another last thought. Console or gaming PC is always nice. I was the night guy for my wife, so if get up and bottle feed at 3 or 4 am. I'd have to get up at 6 anyways to get ready for work, so I'd feed him, put him in his swing.. and knowing the other hour of sleeping won't make a difference, is hangout and play a game or two while he slept.
    Someone else said Keurig could be helpful. The baby will establish a rythm. You can set the Brew timer of that and come downstairs, the Keurig is already got, start it while you grab a bottle.. doneski.
     
    Otherwise, I don't think there is much need for baby tech.
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Zinsy23 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from radiantai2001 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Pregnancy was planned but thanks for the advice... 
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Phantonex in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Jtalk4456 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Wow, thank you for all the support and PM's Iv gotten, you guys are awesome, some fantastic tips here, and im up for any advise, I have 6-8 tablets already (I buy them cheap off facebook and repair them) I also have 2 amazon echo's and I was in the middle of upgrading all my lights, the tip about the nappy change is fantastic and is one i'll defiantly set up (the hue lights) , the toys and things im buying mostly second hand due to the cost and outgrowing them quickly, I will have to invest in a baby monitor (any recommendations?)

    I know I wont have time for alot of the things I usually do or the money, but im looking forward to the challenge, these tips are fantastic guys, really thank you so much. Such a great community.

    This might even make a great video for linus "tech for new parents" being a Dad himself.

    again thank you for all the tips please keep them coming =) 
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from wkdpaul in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Wow, thank you for all the support and PM's Iv gotten, you guys are awesome, some fantastic tips here, and im up for any advise, I have 6-8 tablets already (I buy them cheap off facebook and repair them) I also have 2 amazon echo's and I was in the middle of upgrading all my lights, the tip about the nappy change is fantastic and is one i'll defiantly set up (the hue lights) , the toys and things im buying mostly second hand due to the cost and outgrowing them quickly, I will have to invest in a baby monitor (any recommendations?)

    I know I wont have time for alot of the things I usually do or the money, but im looking forward to the challenge, these tips are fantastic guys, really thank you so much. Such a great community.

    This might even make a great video for linus "tech for new parents" being a Dad himself.

    again thank you for all the tips please keep them coming =) 
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Byzantium in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from Jtalk4456 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from wkdpaul in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from TheSLSAMG in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Pregnancy was planned but thanks for the advice... 
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to done12many2 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Congrats man.
     
    Buy a set of these ASAP.  You can thank me later.
     
    https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/headphones/noise_cancelling_headphones.html
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to TheGlenlivet in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    Dad here.
    When they are a bit older an ipad/tablet with a heavy duty case is good.
    There are a bunch of bottle warmers and things like that which you'll use for a few months and then never need again (till the next one comes along!!) but if you have the $$$ or get it as a gift then they are nice to have.
    You'll be amazed at how fast your kid will learn things.  Expose them to things you like and they will like them too.  
     
     
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    Muffinmaddness reacted to Majinhoju in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    I second the coffee maker.
     
    edit:  And congrats
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    Muffinmaddness got a reaction from done12many2 in So I'm gonna be a Dad, what tech can make my life easier?   
    So yeah, I've just learnt im gonna be a father, so exciting! so my question is, what do other dads on here use tech wise to help in their lifes, if any, or are you all old school?
     
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