onevest wrote

I only ever drove to practice and get my license. I have awful spatial awareness, I cannot properly control a car, and when I was driving I was putting peoples lives at some risk. I should not have a license, but I do.

Luckily, I don't need a car, I bike and use public transportation.

This is how I might answer: A safe driver is one who respects the huge responsibility they have over other people's lives. The need for a license should be lower and the bar should be higher. In a more ideal society, anybody who texts while driving or fails to use turn signals should be barred from driving for a year.

Anybody who disagrees with this probably isn't a safe driver, and probably likes Louis CK. I know this may seem extreme, but so is murdering others or yourself through a drivers hubris


onevest wrote

they're fools who can't appreciate the feeling of true liberation and power that come with crocs


onevest wrote

I don't recall if I ever had this particular issue with you or yur posts

I think this community is generally really good and we can generally assume good faith, I feel like I could go "uwu citations please" without seeming on the offense c:


onevest wrote

but after spending hours exposed to the air, he might as well just buy folgers ;v; it destroys the point of grinding ;v;

still far preferable to three day old coffee though


onevest wrote

oh that sounds bad

my roommate grinds his grounds and leaves them out in the open air overnight to save time in the morning, and i thought that was bad


onevest wrote (edited )

EDIT: A TLDR of the video:

VPNs are useful for:

  • Appearing to be from a different country to get past content restrictions (piracy!)
  • To get past firewalls/filters (e.g. in China)
  • To stop your ISP or people on your network from seeing and monetizing your DNS queries
  • To hide your public IP address from sites you connect to
  • To protect your data on HTTP / non-SSL sites from your device to the proxy
  • (Not mentioned in the video) for creating a virtual network, useful in some work situations

VPNs don't actually help much with protecting the contents you send over the web (these are usually encrypted), i.e.

  • Bank passwords and data
  • Stopping advertisers from tracking you (there's a lot of stuff other than your IP)
  • Making you anonymous

onevest wrote

nah it was r/degoogle on the other site, but they have new mods now who are workin hard to clean up the crud! :^D