Profile overview for aureate.
Submission statistics

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

1 submissions to buildapc

1 submissions to DIY

1 submissions to introductions

1 submissions to MiniPainting

1 submissions to news

This user has so far shared a total of 1 links, started a total of 8 discussions and submitted a total of 105 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 95 and downvoted 2 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 183 and downvoted 12 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Hello from another Reddit refugee, submitted: 6/27/2014 10:13:00 AM, 13 points (+13|-0)

Supreme Court rules internet tv provide violates broadcaster copyright., submitted: 6/26/2014 8:03:00 PM, 10 points (+10|-0)

Looking for help putting together/improving a build, submitted: 10/2/2015 8:53:50 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

I want to build a desktop paint booth for airbrushing. What kind of fan should I be looking for to exhaust fumes?, submitted: 7/18/2015 12:43:39 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

What games are you playing?, submitted: 6/27/2014 5:54:00 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Wild ARMs 2 - PSOne Classic Is it worth the time?, submitted: 7/15/2015 5:01:21 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

With the announcement that Voat eliminated Upvoating/Downvoating restrictions based on SCP/CCP, should we consider applying a restriction to OOTL?, submitted: 8/14/2015 6:26:59 PM, 3 points (+3|-0)

How do you base a mini that has a sculpted base? , submitted: 9/16/2015 6:34:02 PM, 3 points (+3|-0)

Requesting /v/OutOfTheLoop, submitted: 8/1/2015 12:35:49 AM, 5 points (+5|-0)

What games are you playing?, submitted: 6/27/2014 5:54:00 PM, 8 points (+8|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

Ex-hedge funder buys rights to AIDS drug and raises price from $13.50 to $750 per pill submitted by Jourdy288 to news

aureate 2 points 27 points (+29|-2) ago

The headline is misleading. He bought the rights to a drug and raised the price to $750.00 per pill. The drug isn't "an AIDS drug" exactly. It is a drug used to treat toxoplasmosis, which you can suffer from whether or not you have AIDS. It is more life-threatening if you have a condition like AIDS.

The drug has been out a long time, I'm not sure when patents expire, but I would hope soon.

What's CodeCademy Good For? submitted by deleted to learnprogramming

aureate 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago

That article isn't written very well. It doesn't really explain what it's good for, (or even what it's not). It claims that CodeCademy is "great place to learn how to code for free, not free as in beer, free as in completely free". That claim is an outright lie. The site isn't libre, it isn't open. The terms of service clearly state that that you may not copy content or do what you want with it. If it were truly free, you would be able to do whatever you wanted with the contents, including copying and modifying the content that is there.

Then the article goes on to say that one of the biggest cons is that it will make you overconfident in your skills. That's a pretty bad con if it's true, which I doubt.

All in all I don't know what the site is good for, and this article didn't help answer that question.

What is Linux and why are people abandoning Windows for it? submitted by intiraymi to OutOfTheLoop

aureate 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago

Linux is an Open Source operating system. People are switching for various reasons. More freedom, better privacy, more control.

There are some concerns about Windows 10 phoning home with your information. That is largely exaggerated, but some features do require sending data to Microsoft. Every search you make via Cortana has to be routed through Microsoft server's, for instance. By default Microsoft wants metrics on how you use the OS so that they can improve things in the future. Most of that can be disabled. (Possibly all, but I find it unlikely that an average person would bother.)

There is also a concern over future pricing. Microsoft is looking to make Windows a service, so a yearly fee is possible. It is just as likely that they plan on making their money from related services and keeping Windows itself a one-time payment. I have seen no evidence one way or the other. It's all just speculation.

Some people just like to hate on Microsoft. I don't blame them, but the fact is that some people are anti-Microsoft no matter what.

With Linux, you can reasonably expect that your information isn't being harvested. The software is open source, so in theory you can look at the source code to learn exactly what it is doing. Most Linux distributions are free, so you can try them out and see if they are what you need. And you don't have to worry about future pricing. There are large categories of software that you can use at no cost to you. It might not be as polished as what you are used to, but the software is functional.

Linux is cheaper and safer than Windows. You can do most of the same tasks on both, albeit with different applications. It's different and there is a learning curve, but if there is something about it that bothers you it's likely that you can change it.

3 lowest rated comments:

Hello one and all, Bruce_Vayne here, totally not a League player who is also Batman submitted by BRUCE_VAYNE to introductions

aureate 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Whatever you say Mr. Vayne.

Steam Summer Sale | Day 8 submitted by Bashlet to gaming

aureate 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Thank you.

2 other players in my campaign are taking loot and selling it and not sharing the money with the party. The DM won't even allow the other 3 players to do anything, what can I do? submitted by Apollo242 to dnd5e

aureate 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

In game solution, stop adventuring with those two. You are doing hard work for little pay, it makes sense to start looking for a better party to be adventuring with.

Out of game solution, if the DM won't do anything about it leave the game. Start your own.

A game session is supposed to be fun. If those three people are making it stop being fun for you, then leave them to their game while you go forth in search of better entertainment.