Category Archives: Political Incorrectness

Human rights, equality activism, fighting extremist feminists, games defender and sharing my personal views on global politics and stuff around our societies.

Dissenter, a comment section for the entire internet

Recent trend is to shut down comment sections on webpages to avoid people actually discussing what they really think about the news article or the content so the authors can further push certain agendas or narratives without any resistance from people who aren’t just sheep, but they actually think about things or discuss it with others. Because articles and news without comment sections are pretty much propaganda material.

As a response to that, Gab, the free speech social network recently launched service called Dissenter. Essentially, Dissenter is a commenting system, almost like Disqus, but doesn’t require integration into webpage itself. You can download extension for it for all major browsers (links will be down below) and read what others are saying about certain content under an URL. If you want to comment, you have to create Gab account, but reading is fully open as is. Good thing about it is that you can browse the webpages as before and when opening Dissenter, you get a popup on top, so you can read webpage and the comments at the same time without leaving one or the other.

In a nutshell, we already had something similar, it was called “WOT” or “Web Of Trust”, until it was discovered they were selling user data to 3rd parties without user consent. It’s when I and many others ditched it. Which is a shame because the design and usability of the service was pretty good and super useful.

If webpages have comment sections, but they are censored or disabled, you can still comment on it and anyone using Dissenter, can see them under same URL. Even if webpages don’t have comment sections at all by default, you can still comment and others can still read that.

Dissent always comments under the specific URL you’re currently located, so if you want to comment on their webpage in general, you need to visit their root webpage or home page. This can be seen in Dissenter popup, so make sure you are on correct address depending on what you want to comment on, specific article or subpage or home page itself.

Idiots are already making wild claims how Dissenter is a neonazi propaganda tool, that needs to be banned and shutdown from everywhere (the same they’ve been doing with Gab platform itself), but I see a lot of value in it. Just like WOT, this can be used for anything, be it just a comment on a CNN news article without comment section, Youtube video that has comments disabled or a rating of an online store that you had negative (or positive) experience with, but there is very hard to warn others if there are no comments on the webpage itself. With Dissent, you can do that too. And no one can stop you from commenting, because it’s outside of webpage’s control. An ultimate free speech tool, as you can talk about anything, anywhere. Sure trolls and spammers will eventually start abusing it, but reading different opinions and having doubt about things is what makes you a more rational person. You don’t just read things and blindly believe them to be the truth, you read comments and research things before forming an opinion. And that’s the point of Dissent. Grab it and check out what people really think about things online.

Download Dissent browser extension (and source code):

https://dissenter.com/download

Gab

https://gab.com

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PayPal just banned Gab from using their service

So, the news was out few hours ago by the founder of Gab, Andrew Torba. PayPal banned Gab.com from using their service because the synagogue shooter happened to also be on Gab.com…

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Nevermind that the asshole also posted on Facebook and even Twiter afaik and those are still doing business fine with PayPal and are not held responsible for anything, all while they are still hosting HUNDREDS of ISIS pages and no one gives a flying fuck about it. But Gab, Gab must be shut down and silenced because they support free speech and happen to have 5 nationalists on it (oooooo ohhhh the evil nationalists!!!! 🙄 ). Give me a fucking break with bullshit like this. All of a sudden Gab is responsible for users on their service, but other leftist pandering services like Facebook and Twitter aren’t, because reasons you know… but sure, tell me all about how there is no agenda going on about it…

There are also hints of registrars trying to ban Gab.com together from existing anywhere and predictions that even banks will try to pull the same stunt in attempts to shut Gab down. They must be fucking furiously desperate to be trying to pull shit like this off. PayPal’s shit that has already been done ain’t any different.

UPDATE 2018-10-29

And so, Gab.com got deplatformed yet again by another hosting company (this time Joyent)…

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I don’t understand the logic behind it other than everyone being controlling scumbags who want to shut down free speech and have all the sheep neatly under control what they say on hardcore leftist controlled platforms by snowflake lunatics. When terrorists and psychopaths are on Twitter or Facebook, no one demands their fundings and hosting to be blocked or taken away or have them accountable for actions of one idiot, but for Gab, somehow everyone instantly unifies in a single voice of a fucking NPC and fuck them in the ass in matter of hours. Is this really the future everyone wants? Looks like all the dystopian sci-fi movies weren’t so far off after all… We still have time to really fuck it all up. Good job everyone who are constantly trying to deplatform Gab… You are the fucking problem, not Gab and people on it.

Farewell to TechPowerUp

After being a part of TPU community for 10+ years I have today fucked off from it permanently.  TPU used to be great community lead by W1zzard who’s an amazing dude from Germany. He’s doing hardware reviews, codes apps like hugely popular GPU-Z and even made apps for companies like Sapphire. Unfortunately his community got infested by fucking snowflake moderators who are perpetually offended and have to compensate their small dicks by shelling out warnings and bans for every fucking little shit they see. My behavior was apparently fine for over a decade, but now I’m all of a sudden “toxic”. Fuck off. Usually they don’t seem to have any fucking clue about the discussion they are allegedly moderating, but they still feel entitled to warn users because some shit offended them or they can’t handle straight fucking facts. If they at any point use the word “toxic” you know they are full of shit and you’re communicating with the dumb snowflake. Only these idiots use word “toxic” to describe what we call A FUCKING NORMAL CONVERSATION where shit like ARGUMENTS happen.

It’s just a shame such cool community went straight down to the bottom of the dumpster in basically a matter of 1 year thanks to dumb moderators. I don’t regret anything, I just feel sorry for W1zzard because few idiots will fuck up everything he worked for for years and years. It’s how basically all forums I know went downhill. Every single fucking time. First there are tons of geeks and enthusiasts who literally compete who will help noobs the most. Then SJW’s arrive and fuck shit up. People start leaving and then community simply dies because there is simply no point in such forums even existing if they are a desolate wastelands. Oh, sorry, “safe spaces” without any “toxic” behavior…

I wished W1zzard best of luck and thanked him for all the service till this day. He’s really an amazing chap and I’ll still be reading his reviews, but that’s it. I’m now moving to Linus Tech Tips forums, so you might see me there a bit more. Lets see if they already have snowflakes for moderators there…

Bring privacy under your control again

Took me a while, but when Google fired James Damore for his memo, that was a tipping point for me. It was also a day when I entirely dropped Google Search. And also a day when I decided to start using more and more “independent” alternative services that are more privacy focused. Some are easier to switch to, some are not. But let me tell you, it’s worth it when you realize how these mega corporations are just straight up evil.  From their fucked up internal politics to endless meddling with politics worldwide to how they handle our sensitive private info with next to no regard for anything or anyone. Sure, they offer services for free in exchange for our privacy, but there will be a point when you’ll ask yourself, is my private info and data really worth so little that I trust it to Google instead of paying a relatively small subscription for a secure encrypted private mailbox with nearly same features as found on GMail? It takes some time to realize that, but take some time and think about it.

To make final decisions easier afterwards, here are some tips on what services to use in order to break free from mega corporations mining your personal data…

Web Browser

Mozilla Firefox
Vivaldi
Opera*

Some are concerned over Chinese ownership of Opera, but frankly I don’t see a problem. Just because Chinese own something it doesn’t inherently make it bad. It’s still million times better and private than using Google Chrome so there’s that…

DNS Service

OpenDNS
Cloudflare DNS

Web Search

DuckDuckGo
Qwant
StartPage*
Unbubble
Ecosia

* Uses Google for search results, but acts as a search proxy (basically it asks Google for search results on your behalf, stripping away personally identifiable parts)

e-Mail Service

ProtonMail
Tutanota
Hushmail
StartMail
Mailfence
PrivateRelay
Posteo
Kolab
Lavabit
Criptext
Vivaldi Mail

* FastMail is not on the list because it’s an Australian company and Australia has recently (December 2018) passed an encryption bill that demands companies to hand over backdoors or master encryption keys to Australian government. I wouldn’t trust any such company or government flor that matter even if “I don’t have anything to hide”.

Data Storage

pCloud
MEGA
DropBox
AllSync
Degoo

Online maps/navigation

HERE WeGo | HERE Maps for Android
OpenStreetMap

Two-Factor Authenticators

FreeOTP
Authy

VPN

ProtonVPN

 

Summary

After long hours of research and investigation, I’ve dug up these services that are highly focused on privacy and security, are mostly located in countries with most rigorous privacy laws or they are designed in such a way no one can even force them to uncover your data, because only you have the decryption keys. They may not be free, but can you really put a price tag on your privacy when you think about it? Some services cost a bit more a year, others less. Some are even free but with certain limitations like e-mail storage space and less features which kinda forces you to upgrade. But you can evaluate them cost free this way and decide which ones you like.

Suggestions?

If you know any other services that you feel they need exposure here, leave them down below in the comments and I’ll check them out. If I feel they are worthy, I’ll include them on the list above.

20th March 2018, the day free speech died

I don’t know how many of you are aware of the Count Dankula case and I’ll try to explain it in as little words as possible for normies to understand it, but I’m still kinda shocked that this is an actual court case and not just a very elaborate joke itself.

2 years ago, a Scottish comedian Count Dankula (Mark Meechan) posted a video where he taught his pug to do a Nazi salute to annoy his girlfriend. He even explicitly stated on the video that he’s doing it to annoy his girlfriend by turning his pug into the most revolting thing possible (a Nazi).

Fast forward 2 years and this is him…

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Nope. This is not a joke. This is literally him being handcuffed and dragged through courts for 2 years over a fucking Nazi joke. Today, on 20th March 2018, he was convicted under communications act of being “grossly offensive” and he is now facing 2 years of prison.

Here is Tommy Robinson giving few words on the matter in front of the court where Mark Meechan was convicted.

I find this absolutely terrifying. I’d understand it if it was in some shithole of a country run by a dictator. No, this is Scotland. United Kingdom. Western democratic world. Convicting a man over a joke. For real. It literally happened. And I still can’t believe it. It’s literally surreal that someone can get imprisoned over a joke in a modern society. When shit like this happens, you know society has fucked up and needs to go back.

There is literally nothing in this world that is offensive enough to land someone in prison. You can insult me, my family, my dog, my country and I’ll probably think you’re an asshole, but I’d defend you to have that right and not getting imprisoned or fined for it. And everyone should have such stance, because only this way, we can ensure “being offended” is not being abused to silence and ruin people.

Like Tommy Robinson said, this ridiculous case is setting a precedents to silence people in the future. If Mark Meechan could be silenced and imprisoned for making a stupid joke, what’s next? If muslims find it offensive for making people aware of mass grooming of young underage girls by muslims and you land in a jail for it. You state that wage gap is bullshit and you land in a prison for offending feminists. Make fun of the Queen and they’ll lock you up. It sets an absolutely ridiculous precedents for the future that UK government wants in order to silence people they don’t like. And shit like this is spreading like cancer through Europe and it’s scary as fuck. Soon we won’t be allowed to make a joke about anything or anyone on social media because it could literally get you imprisoned.

People need to realize what a dangerous situation this is for our modern society. Where does it end? Who defines what offends someone? It’s dangerous shit that shouldn’t be happening and I fear for the future of free speech in Europe. It happens time and time again that people who endorse such censorship and silencing of others soon get hit by very same “rules” they imposed. So, why not simply allow everyone to be offensive to everyone and call it a day?

I really hope this will be brought forward to UN and other human rights organizations and brought back to court to make this nonsense disappear. It’s ridiculous and backwards. Shit like this belongs to medieval times, not to modern time Europe for fucks sake.

CNN, shut the fuck up about guns already

Oh my god, the monumental cringe from the CNN factories. You have to watch this and brace yourself so you won’t snap your spine with the cringe like I have…

This is what an AR-15 sounds like

Straight away trying to make it look intimidating. Sure, it’s a gun and every gun is intimidating. But CNN is intentionally trying to make it more sinister than it is just to push their bullshit narrative.

FACT: If you fire any kind of a gun in a huge empty hall (shooting range), the echo created by the hall will make even a .22 Short from a handgun sound like it has a massive stopping power of a sniper rifle.

General Mark Herting served in US Army for 37 years

There is no way this guy is a real person or even a Lieutenant General.

FACT: The way he’s firing the AR-15 like he’s a bit retarded, the way rifle is rocking all over the place like he’s firing an M60 from a hip to one single specific thing he said later on, that made me believe he’s not really a real person, let alone a former soldier. There is a 3rd possibility that he’s a real person and a real soldier, but CNN made him behave like an absolute imbecile to appease their dumb viewers and push the narrative the way they want it, to make AR-15 look absolutely terrifying and scary like it’s a nuclear bomb or something.

Full Semi Automatic

When this alleged Lieutenant General said this very specific line I questioned everything about this video…

FACT 1: There is no such thing in existence as “full semi automatic” rifle. It’s an literal oxymoron and if a former soldier who served for 37 years says something so monumentally retarded, he basically wiped out his entire credibility.

FACT 2: AR-15 has a single firing mode and that is “semi automatic”. There is no other mode to switch to. So, when he’s saying “now I’m going to switch to “full semi automatic” :)” he’s just talking gibberish at this point.

FACT 3: Semi automatic means, every time you pull a trigger, a bullet flies out of the barrel. To fire a next round, you need to depress the trigger and press it again. This is what a “semi automatic” is. “Full Automatic” means you squeeze the trigger once and it will fire for as long as there are rounds in a magazine. Semi automatic guns literally fire as fast as you can physically pull the trigger.

This weapon in the wrong hands can be more dangerous than most weapons because of its capability to do a lot of damage in short period of time and be irreversible.

FACT: Saying AR-15 is more devastating than lets say Glock or a 9mm Beretta is total and utter nonsense. Every gun is devastating and every gun is designed to inflict irreversible damage if possible under given conditions, be it chambered with tiny .22 or fat .45. Of course shorter barrel brings slightly lower accuracy and slightly smaller stopping power because gases don’t have as much time pushing the bullet through the barrel, increasing its kinetic energy, but the reality is, every fired bullet is fast enough and has enough stopping power to be deadly at typically ranges experienced in school shootings which is what most people are familiar with. So, if you take a school shooting scenario, perpetrator having an AR-15 or a Glock would not make a single difference. A bullet of any kind hitting vital organs like brain, heart or liver could result in death in seconds or minutes. Doing this absurd witch hunt after AR-15 specifically like it’s some special weapon of mass destruction is just insane, stupid and illogical. It’s as lethal as any other firearm.

VERDICT

I haven’t served military and I haven’t fired a single gun myself (paintball and air guns and rifles don’t count). But I am fascinated by physics, mechanics and guns. And I learn about them a lot and I know how they operate and what kind of damage they inflict. And even I could spot all this bullshit in CNN’s video and they are pushing this drivel to the masses like it’s a holy word of a prophet. It’s bunch of illogical nonsense designed to further confuse casual CNN viewers who don’t know better to push this anti gun narrative you miserable sacks of shit, CNN is a sad excuse for what used to be called journalism. Stop talking about guns because you’re bunch of cretins who don’t know anything about it and you’re making that Lieutenant General look like a total fool saying those words. Assuming he’s a real person to begin with…

After Florida school shooting, idiots are blaming the games again…

Oh boy, just as I’ve predicted in an my article from few days ago, after the usual parade of idiots who want MOAR GUN CONTROL! after every school shooting, the idiots who blame games finally crawled out of their caves, just as I’ve predicted it…

First it was this retard…

No, rape is and has never been rewarded…

First of all, there is literally NO game in existence where you are rewarded for raping someone. In fact, there is not a single game where you, as a player rape anyone. Because such game would fail all the possible ratings and approvals and wouldn’t even ever made it to the market. There were games that involve rape, granted, I can name you one, F.E.A.R. 2. And you don’t rape anyone, Alma, the supernatural antagonist rapes you. No points awarded to the player either. More like, what the fuck just happened factor.

Killing is not always rewarded, it’s often punished…

While killing in games is rewarded with progression, new weapons that you can pick up as part of progression and obstacles to overcome, they are often also punishing. For example killing non-targets or other civilians in military games, tactical games like SWAT or assassin games like Hitman. You actually get deduction of points or penalties if you kill people that are not part of the mission.

Games make you to empathize…

But games don’t only “teach” you killing and glorification of violence and desensitization to violence. Such games also teach you companionship and team work, makes you value people that fought for us in the past. I was never in the military, I’ve never fired an actual gun (apart from air rifle and paintball gun, but that doesn’t count imo), but I hold a respect to this tool we created and has shaped our civilization for the good and worse through centuries. I’ve fought in the beaches of Normandy in Medal of Honor, storming the beach as bullets were flying past my head and my fellow soldiers were dying left and right as we ran from the boat, you turn to the left and medic who’s rescuing someone gets blown up by a mortar, dust flying all over the place, yelling, explosions, ringing in your ears… You start to value the lives that were lost there so we can have the free Europe of today. One thing is reading history books and watching documentaries, something else is experiencing it from first person and experiencing all the terror and despair from the eyes of a soldier. This doesn’t teach you how to do school shootings, this teaches you to value life, it makes you empathize, feel bad for what it happened to the character.

Difficult moments in games…

Majority of these violent games also push the limits of your emotions when you work with some character for half the game and then something tragic happens and you lose that person. Sure, it’s just a fictional game with fictional characters, but it happened on several occasions that I got watery eyes when it happened. Now, tell me, do I look like a mass murderer when I almost start crying for a non existent character in a game? And I know I’m not the only one, I’m just one of few people who is not afraid to openly admit that. I’ve got tears in my eyes when memorable characters in games died, I got watery eyes when memorable characters die in movies, I cried when my actual friends and family members died, there is no shame in that, it’s what makes us human. Games invoking our emotions is a normal process of being human. But who can’t be classified as a human, all these mass murderers who kill innocent children in schools, does anyone honestly believe games did that or they’ve been that way the entire time even before they touched any game?

Chronological problem of the violent games argument…

There is also a major problem with this argument that games cause violence and that is a chronology of violent games existence. We didn’t actually have violent first person games before 1990’s, more specifically 1992 when Wolfenstein 3D (Wolf3D) came out. I mean, who doesn’t remember playing this as a kid?

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If games are the cause of school shootings, then what the fuck was causing them before 1992 when era of “realistic” first person shooters began? Was it Tetris? Pong? Sokoban? Pac-Man? I know, it was Commander Keen! A motherfucking sidescroller… Besides, millions of people played Wolf3D or later Doom along with hundreds of others alike. We don’t see mass shootings all over the world as some sort of global epidemic because of games. In fact, violence in general among youth and in general has dramatically decreased…

I’m not saying correlation means causation, but the fact remains, as games became more violent and more graphic, global violence among people kept decreasing. So, I don’t know, maybe the reason is, I don’t know… elsewhere? But games are such easy scapegoat to blame after every fucking incident. And they are only doing it because whole industry is so passive. If games studios giants smacked these idiots in the face and demanded scientific evidence to support their claims, then they’d probably stop because there is not a single scientific study in existence that supports their claim that violent games increase violence among people. None. And quite some have been done so far. It’s a fucking 21st century witch hunt that has been going on for decades now. Show actual academic evidence to support these claims or shut the fuck up already.

And then there is this second cretin…

This is an interview with Governor of Florida, Mr. Bevin…

And while I agree with him that it’s a cultural problem and not a gun problem as he goes on about how they as kids brought guns to school and no one shot anyone and then fucks it all up by going with the same bullshit arguments as Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich about the games. Read my paragraphs above how much games desensitize us from violence and death. And then also read the study below… The thing is, they don’t cause this. Games don’t lead to school shootings or violence in general. Unless you have pre-existing problems with perception of death, violence, perception and separation of fiction from reality, games affect you about as much as a bag of stale chips. Or they do the reverse and increase the capacity to perceive death and violence and show higher levels of empathy. And also, there’s the same chronological issue as in Ozzie’s argument. There were school shootings before 1992. So, please do tell me what game caused those if evidence is so hard rock solid that he has the balls to say “what other evidence do you need” so nonchalantly? Because you haven’t presented any either apart from baseless accusations of games and throwing shit around without ever talking or reading any criminal psychology papers or studies.

Recent academic study tells a different story…

Like for example recent actual academic study done by Karger in Germany.

https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/487217

The study used The Sims 3 and Grand Theft Auto 5 which lasted for 8 weeks. Each group was later induced a stimuli that should fire the response to pain and empathy in our brains while monitoring the brain activity under 3T MRI scanner and it showed no difference in brain activity. Both groups responded basically identically to stimuli, concluding the study that there is no evidence to support the claims that playing violent games makes people desensitized to violence or death.

And while this is just one recent study, more have been done in the past and they have not shown any evidence that games induce violence in people either.

And we also know people play games differently. When Buzzfeed played GTA5, they immediately went after the hookers and ran them over with a car because they heard that’s what people do. Well, most players first drive around the city and explore it. Do silly things like steal a helicopter and throw themselves out of it, do silly jumps with tanks and trailer trucks etc. Just like we often play The Sims games in a normal way until we get a bit boring and we start drowning Sims in swimming pools without ladders to go out or closing them with a phone in a 2×2 cubicle, allowing them to order pizza but no doors to receive it and then they die of hunger in their own pool of piss. Or leave their kitchen burn to the ground while removing the doors from the kitchen. Don’t act like you haven’t done it, we’ve all tried it. That doesn’t make us any less human or any less empathetic. It just shows we know the separation between harmless fictional game, because we wouldn’t do this in real life because it harms another human being and would cause us to land in prison for a very long time if we did. You know, just the very most basic capacity for moral decisions. I can murder all the “people” in games and drown them in their own piss, but I wouldn’t be able to squash a spider in real life, because I’d feel bad if I did.

So, Mr. Bevin, the Governor of Florida, I’ve presented academic study and my personal experience of myself and millions of other gamers. What have you done, other than just flinging shit at us gamers who mind our fucking business being too busy playing games to even be bother to go and shoot some people at schools when doing it in games is probably actually far more fun and we can do it repeatedly without any harm to anyone or consequences.

I’m slowly getting tired of this bullshit and game companies and publishers should step up the game. It’s their industry. Seeing how every dick with 5 minutes of time is throwing shit and pissing all over us like we’re some sort of monsters really blows the lid of my head.

America has a cultural problem, but isn’t interested in finding a real cause of school shootings…

Yeah, America does have a cultural problem in this regard, but it’s not fucking caused by games, movies, music or tabletop games. It’s a problem of media vomiting all this glorification of mass shooters, it’s problem with this endless chasing of fame in America. They are the ones who desensitize everyone from it. We used to be shocked in the past when shooting happened. These days it’s more like “Oh for fucks sake, again?” And followed by “Oh no, they are gonna go after gun control and blaming the games again, like every single fucking time…” That’s what’s causing the desensitization, this endless parading of media with the shooting details about the shooter. I still believe it’s that and nothing else. It’s not the guns, America had them around for ages and they weren’t getting shot like Mr. Bevin stated, we have hundreds of millions of gamers worldwide backed by academic studies that games are not causing it either and we already know Rock & Roll didn’t cause it either so going after rap music “glorifying” violence is a bit of a silly path to go as well.

Maybe if they’d stop chasing these non existent bogeymen, they’d maybe already find the actual reason. But why bother and actually do real research when you can just throw lame accusations at the first thing you can think of and that’s again and again games. These people are a disgrace and they should be ashamed of what they are calling us gamers based on literally nothing.