Category Archives: Rants

My personal rants over idiotic, dumb and stupid decisions made by others. Or myself.
May (or most likely will) contain lots of swearing, the F words and all the other words not appropriate for little children.
You’ve been warned (not that anyone cares lol)!

GSM Arena’s comment section is a cancerous clusterfuck

Boy I’ve never seen such cancerous clusterfuck of a comment section as on GSM Arena. I like their page because it’s a massive resource for smartphones and I like talking about phones and tech in them, but my god the comment section there is a fucking retardation consisting of brain dead morons who are praising their stupid Android phone brands like the biggest fucking die hard fanboys and relentlessly shit on anything Apple frigging non stop, to a point you can’t even have any kind of conversation. You think Apple fanboys are bad? Sure. But wait till you see all those same 5 motherfuckers on GSM Arena who praise everything Android, like worst fucking cultists you can imagine. And if you at any point disagree with these degenerate retards by actually replying to them calling them on their bullshit, they’ll relentlessly attack and harass you in totally unrelated topics with their brain dead replies and comments just repeating same shit over and over and constantly dumping it on your notifications by replying to you by actively chasing your comments everywhere.

And while some would say “well, just ignore them”.  Frankly, that doesn’t really help as in the eyes of observers make those idiots look like they are the all knowing (even though they are stupid as fuck) and you just always end up looking “speechless” if you don’t reply. Sorry, but I fucking hate that.

Partial problem to that is GSM Arena’s limited control over comments. If one could just block those idiots from entirely replying to your comments and hiding their garbage comments entirely and problem would be solved, but they just don’t offer controls for that. The other problem is their allowing of “Anonymous” accounts. These fuckers just use these to harass registered users coz apparently mods can’t even do anything about them. Or something. Can’t explain any other way how exact same “Anons” keep harassing people without getting kicked off the page for good. Third problem is how their moderators “fix” things. It seems they like to punish everyone but those same retards who harass everyone on their page. Why, I have no clue.

Seriously people running GSM Arena, you have a great page, but your way of running “community” is absolutely broken and having those retards chasing and harassing people around makes it a fucking chore to use or just stay around.

This car installments payment bullshit should be banned by law

This is going to be a more localized rant, but I’m guessing this bullshit follows you all in your countries as well. What I’m talking is how we’re bombarded with endless ads for cars with all these insanely low advertised installments payment options that even a student could easily pay off based on what they are advertising. I mean, here’s an example I quickly found…

I mean, look at this amazing deal. Renault Clio E-Tech for 155€ a month! And Renault Zoe for only 179€ a month! No deposit required! Wow, what a bargain! I’m gonna take both!

And while I know Renault has some bullshit battery leasing, I’ve seen the same for VW ID.3 when it was launched and was advertised for like 280€ a month or something like that. VW doesn’t have battery leasing. Anyway, when you do the math, you quickly notice these advertised numbers are just pure Fumier de cheval (horse shit).

Largest number of installments I’ve ever seen was 84 which makes it 7 years. That Zoe for 179€ a month for 7 years adds up to 15.036€. Cheapest, most basic advertised Zoe is 32.840€. Since there is no deposit required as they say, where does the remaining difference come from?

And same for that VW ID.3 for 280€ a month, again without any deposit. 280€ times 84 is 23.520€. Cheapest, most basic ID.3 is advertised at 38.800€. If there is no initial deposit done, where does the remaining difference come from?

Oh right, it comes in the end when they ask you to pay the remaining 20k. Dafuck is this shit?

This is just straight up false advertising and I might not be versed in trade laws enough, but should we really be for such straight up bullshit advertisement to be banned? Don’t fucking advertise it as 179€ a month when it clearly isn’t anywhere close to that and is actually more like 462€ a month. Totally an “insignificant” difference, right? And that’s just raw cost without any extra fees when buying a car with lease. Or even a regular installments payment. In fact, even when deposit is required, claiming these tiny installments and then hiding deposit under that fucking asterisk should be banned. It’s just so incredibly stupid and serves no fucking purpose.

Imagine if I was advertising you could buy a car for a cost of a coffee a month! And then demand a 40.000€ deposit under a microscopic asterisk. I mean, based on how things are advertised, you apparently totally could. Except it’s total BS and misleading on so many levels it’s not even funny. Just tell it’s 462€ a month for fucks sake. I just don’t get it who are they fooling. Or do they want to turn around people who come to buy one and clearly can’t pay that or something? What’s the purpose of that? And I damn well know there are people who see these numbers and think they actually mean a thing they say.

Now I’m gonna sell my RTX 3080 to someone for amazing 10€/month*

*Payment in 84 installments with 2500€ deposit and 500% monthly fee.

Dead Space 3 auto-save system is a pathetic trash designed by a moron

After years (8 years to be exact) of letting Dead Space 3 sit there in the backlog, I finally started playing it. And I want to know who was the motherfucker who designed this shit ass fucking garbage auto-save system in this game? The game is actually pretty decent after I slammed some ray tracing on it and fixed moronic narrow FOV, but my god, the saving is so stupid I think I’m gonna kill myself.

Yesterday I was playing that planet side complex right after I got the Arctic rig suit. The one where you get the access card in the basement with those creepy skinny cannibal creatures and then need to backtrack a bit. I’ve played it for really long, upgraded stuff, harvested resources with bots and progressed really far into the complex. But it was 1 in the morning so I “Save and quit” the game. Today I return to it and this motherfucking dumbass game last saved on the exit from the other building where I picked the Artic suit in the basement. Fucking shit didn’t even save when I entered the complex you had to backtrack to. And it didn’t save at ANY point through that complex and I had like 10 huge creature encounters and did bunch of stuff. Not only that, it saved at the moment when 3 monsters jump me right after it loads. Fuck you EA. Don’t call a button “Save and exit” when it fucking doesn’t save a damn thing. WHAT THE SERIOUS FUCK!? This is why everyone hates stupid auto save systems, because in 99% of the time they all suck ass. I rather be manually quick saving every fucking minute than being set back so far that you lose all interest to even play it again. It says it saves the inventory. Yeah ok, who gives a shit, I need to go through kilometers of some level because your fucking saving is retarded. Fuck me. I had to get this out of my system…

ASUS, your BIOS fan controls are atrocious

Till very recently when I upgraded to AMD Ryzen 5800X with ASUS Strix X570-E Gaming, I was running Intel based system with MSI X99A Gaming 7 motherboard. And it had one of the best BIOS-es I’ve used in decades. Especially fan controls are nothing short of spectacular. Fan control separated into CPU and SYSTEM sensors, meaning you can set fans to ramp up through a defined fan curve based on CPU temperature or SYSTEM temperature for each individual fan. What this means is that you can set CPU fan to react based on CPU temperature where chassis (case) fans can react based on SYSTEM temperature. Which usually fluctuates way less and remains high for longer after heavy workloads. Benefits of this is that chassis fans can follow entirely different fan curve, react to heat inside chassis instead of CPU and when workload is done, fans remain running at elevated speed and slowly go down as chassis internals fully cooling the inside of chassis. Not only such behavior is much more pleasant on ears, it also cools internals more steadily instead of leaving them scorching hot as it instantaneous cuts fan speeds. On top of that, MSI uses slower reacting hysteresis on ALL fan headers which dramatically improves noise perception as fans ramp up gradually as well as slow down gradually and not react to temperature changes instantaneously, making fan acoustic profile much less erratic and noticeable where ASUS is the exact opposite of that unfortunately.

Now that I’ve described how MSI does fan control in their BIOS, lets turn our attention to ASUS and their ASUS Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard. It’s one of better if not one of the best motherboards when it comes to VRM design and it’s made to really push Ryzen CPU’s to their limits, including Ryzen 5950X powerhouse with 16 cores and 32 threads.

What really bothers me about this board is how poor fan control is. The general pre-defined Standard, Silent, Turbo and Full Speed profiles sort of work and are easy way for casual users to set fans. It’s quiet in idle and ramps them up under load. Problem with this is, it’s just so absurdly basic it makes it bad. And that’s on a motherboard that costs over 300€. THREE HUNDRED EUROS!

Only temperature sensor that can be used for fans is CPU temperature. Which, despite of using Artic Cooling Liquid Freezer II 240mm, tends to jump quickly under heavy load. And no matter how I adjust the curve, fan speed is jumping up and down like stupid, causing fans to ramp up to high speed (and high noise) for a second or two, maybe up to five after burst loads and then instantly drop down. There seems to be no fan speed hysteresis involved. If you change fan speed, it does that instantaneously. And it does the same when it’s following fan curve based on CPU temperature. For both, CPU fans and also all chassis fans. I’m just playing Shadow of Tomb Raider with everything cranked to 11 and it keeps occasionally ramping up fans instantaneously during gameplay. And my god it’s so incredibly annoying. Starting Windows after restart? Fans ramping up and down like mad. Starting browser? Fans ramping up and down. It’s absurd. And same for chassis fans. The moment CPU load is gone, chassis fans go down to minimum RPM and then it takes forever for air and components inside chassis to cool down. I just don’t get it why ASUS has BIOS fan controls on such sad and basic design level. Hell, motherboard has bunch of temperature sensors and you can’t use ANY of them to control fans based on that. Fan hysteresis. None. Something is telling me the fan controls are no better on 700€ boards from ASUS either. Where MSI had all that on a relatively affordable Gaming 7 board. And checking their latest BIOS versions, they even gave users hysteresis controls for fans. On X99A Gaming 7 it was there as a fixed feature that always worked the same. New MSI boards have ramp up and slow down hysteresis controls. So you can make fans operate the way YOU want it and you can do it in total control. You can make them ramp up and down slowly. You can make them ramp up quickly and then creep down slowly. Or make them ramp up slowly and slow down quickly. And what ASUS does? Nothing of this. It just knocks fan RPM around instantaneously like it’s 1999… It’s pathetic and sad how little they’ve done to this feature. I had 2 ASUS boards through years, ASUS P5Q Deluxe and ASUS X99 TUF and they’ve literally done NOTHING to the fan control since back then. Where MSI pushed it to a whole new high with full hysteresis controls on top of what they offered before.

Oh and I forgot to mention how difficult it is to create a perfect fan curve when mouse lags around with half a second delay for some stupid reason (same mouse on same monitor didn’t on MSI’s X99 board) and how moving fan curve control points also moves adjacent fan curve control points when you go below or above adjacent control points level. ASUS, why are you doing this? It’s not saving time or being useful, it’s straight up annoying! If I move a control point in the middle of curve down, it should stop at the lowest adjacent control point and not push that one lower too. It’s just so bizarre and hard to control. And same when going up. It’ll move the adjacent fan control point higher instead of stopping the current one until you move the adjacent one higher. It would just be so much better if it behaved like that instead of how it does  now.

It’s unlikely anyone at ASUS would even care what I say, but just maybe by some weird chance, someone will read this and actually take care of it, hopefully on existing still relevant boards like X570 ones for Ryzen and not sometime in very distant future…

  • Add option to control fans based on CPU temperature or SYSTEM temperature and not just CPU temperature
  • Add option to designate CPU or SYSTEM sensor for ANY fan header on motherboard
  • Add option to adjust fan hysteresis for ramping up as well as spinning down individually (for every individual fan header)
  •  When moving fan curve points, do NOT allow moving of adjacent curve points when going below or above their level with the currently controlled control point.

I hope it’s understandable enough. If ASUS added this stuff to their Q-Fan, it would be amazing. But it just isn’t anywhere close to that with current Q-Fan fan control panel. And no, I don’t want to use Windows software to control fans. I want cooling control to be baked into motherboard, so it always behaves as expected regardless of what OS I’m running or what I’m doing with the system.

It’s also weird that out of all people using ASUS boards, I seem to be the only one complaining about it. Do people care so little about their acoustic profile of the system or they haven’t ever used any MSI’s motherboard to see how absolutely superior their fan controls are?

ASUS, you seriously need to address this and make it better. Far better than it is currently. If you want me to ever consider ASUS boards again. Coz if you don’t, I surely won’t. It’s that bad.

Movie “Breach” is the weirdest thing I’ve seen in decades

Recently stumbled upon a movie called “Breach”. And since it was about space ship and weird shit happening on it, I was immediately interested. Then realized Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane are in it and it’s a recent movie from 2020. I was like whaaaaaat, how did this thing fly under my radar?! How nobody talked about it anywhere?

Only other movie giving me wtf vibes after watching it was Uwe Boll’s House of the Dead where I literally dreamed about it and had mild nightmares. Like, by just how little sense it made as whole and that haunted me in my dreams that night after watching it. And Breach is on that very same level. It’s actually really difficult to put it all together…

It’s like the authors of this movie got inspired by bunch of cool sci-fi games and movies like System Shock 2, Doom, Aliens (both originals and Prometheus), Stargate- SG1, Dead Space and then just somehow executed it really poorly with really dumb and inconsistent plot, cheesy dialogues, really weird interactions with characters, really weird combat scenes, really weird aliens, really weird ship structure, really weird faster than light travel, really weird ship reactor, really weird… well, it’s a really weird movie with even dumber and weirder final scene.

And there is just something that just can’t escape my head. How the hell Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane ended up in this movie?! How can one make such a weird low budget, low effort movie and get these two actors on board unironically.

I know people often mock Nicolas Cage for crappy movies that don’t even hit theaters, but my god I cannot understand this one. Did I mention it has Bruce Willis in it?

I’m starting to believe this movie was actually a plot by Bruce Willis and Thomas Jane to troll everyone in this god forsaken year of 2020. It was like their “fuck you everyone” gig and I hope they had fun doing it and even more fun laughing at us idiots who watched it. Coz my god I haven’t watched anything this dumb and bad in decades. Not years, decades! If you want a lethal dose of cringe, then by all means, watch it!

Brave, fuck your browser and fuck your feelings

Just don’t bother with Brave browser. People making it are incompetent, being unable to fix broken shit for months and can’t give any feedback to their users so you have to wait and ask about everything like an idiot. And people running their community forum are somehow even worse. Not only the forum is managed like absolute ass, they have the fucking worst word censoring system in place. Fucking single word blocking. Have you written “hell”, “wtf” or stupid/dumb anywhere in the post? Yeah, well, dumb forum will show you a popup that you just used the “no no” word and prevent you from posting it until you remove it. Who the fuck gets offended by “why the hell” in a post? Or “wtf”? Yeah, they literally banned “wtf”. You can’t use it. Or “this is a really stupid problem” because “stupid” is in it? Context fucking matters you absolute retards, you can’t just fucking ban individual words and entirely ignoring context. It makes you look like fucking offended moronic snowflakes. And then you go on and fucking ban me till next year coz you get all offended by my rant about your shitty ass word banning filter that makes writing anything a fucking chore (and I was fucking tame there, not like here on my blog) and your retarded forum is so wonderful I can’t even delete my profile until ban expires as it doesn’t allow you to login at all. Who uses such stupid ass forum software for fucks sake? It fucking stinks. And stop being so fucking offended you need to ban individual words. Who fucking does this? I’ve not seen anything this retarded anywhere. Fuck.

Apple’s new Sleep tracking app is pretty much useless

I’ve been waiting for native sleep tracking feature in iOS and on Apple Watch with excitement. Usually Apple makes things simple and still functional. Well, they kinda cocked it up to a point sleep tracking is just useless for me.

The weirdest part of it all is that despite all these sensors available, it’s really dumb system. First you have to define your bed time, wake up time and with that, total sleep time. If you can have a fixed sleep time anyways. I don’t and I realized how broken the app is when I had to wake up at 6:30 using my own alarm even though I had wake up time for Sleep tracking set at 8:00. I was literally at work already, fully awake and watch goes like “oh hey, it’s 8:00, time to wake up!” with a gentle alarm. After checking the sleep data, the app thought I was in bed and awake almost up to 8:00… Lets just say I was awake for hour and a half already and not even in bed, I was standing up and moving around…

What I don’t understand here is the fact I had some cheap Chinese sport band for 20€ that tracked my sleep fully automatically and was actually incredibly accurate at it. Without any bed time and wake up time, it detected when I went to bed and when I woke up, detected when I had restless night, detected when I woke up during night to take a leak or whatever and even detected sleeping when I took a nap in middle of the day. And same was actually on Apple Watch when I was using 3rd party sleep tracking app. No configuration and it tracked my sleeping perfectly using just sensors in Apple Watch. But Apple’s own app, you have to predefine things that also force stupid alarm on you and ends up being totally off when it comes to actually tracking things. And yes, I have enabled for Apple Watch to track my sleep, not just iPhone.

It’s just so useless I just turned it off and won’t bother with it until Apple makes it better. I just want it to fully automatically track my sleeping, no matter when I go to sleep or when I wake up. Other watches and apps could do it, why the hell can’t Apple’s own?!

Google, screw your new “Sign into Youtube” popup

It’s been a long while since I ditched everything Google. No Google Search, no GMail, no Google Maps, no Google Chrome, hell, even ditched Android phones. Nothing. Only thing that I sort of still use is Youtube because it’s holding total monopoly and there simply isn’t any worthwhile alternative. And so I’ve been using it without being signed in. Because fuck you Google, why would I.

But recently, something like yesterday or 2 days ago, I started seeing “Sign in to Youtube” popup appearing when trying to watch whatever. And while you can dismiss the damn thing, it’s annoying. Google kept on bitching for various things trying to make you sign in and this one just adds to the pile of many. And it’s annoying. I DON’T WANT TO SIGN IN, because you’re annoying and you suck at privacy, but I’m forced to stick around because most creators are on Youtube. But I sure as fuck don’t want to sign in.

Coronavirus and dumb people

I’ve been wanting to write about it for a while, but was just to lazy. But now I’m so fed up with dumb people who are so careless and inconsiderate it’s borderline disgusting. So, here are some basic explanations how viruses work and why we wear masks. And how we should wear them because people apparently think we need to protect our chins for some reason…

How viruses spread

Viruses cannot exist on their own. They absolutely require a host which they use to multiply. And that’s sole role of a virus. To multiply. Viruses can survive certain period of time outside of hosts, but they will eventually degrade and fall apart when in contact with oxygen for extended periods of time because oxygen is an oxidizing agent and will eventually kill the virus if it can’t multiply further to prevent its decay. But it can take from hours to days depending on surface they are on. Viruses (and bacteria) can exit our body via bodily fluids. Since they spread through entire body, they also enter bodily fluids and they are secreted through many of our body orifices. Most commonly nose and mouth. And that’s not only when we cough or sneeze, but also during things like simply breathing or speaking. Virus in tiny droplets of saliva can exit our body and gets transferred into another host via exposed mucosa (nose, mouth, eyes). Which brings me to the next point…

You’re not a pussy for wearing a mask

Seeing a lot of mostly “tough” American soldiers posting selfies without a mask in crowded places with “I’m no pussy” tag under the selfie. You’re not a pussy, you’re just a selfish inconsiderate dumbass. The reason we’re wearing masks is to prevent spreading of virus from OUR body. You’re not wearing a mask to protect YOURSELF. You’re wearing a mask to protect OTHERS. Sure there is a tiny protection of your respiratory tract (mouth, nose,  lungs) when you have your body entry point covered by a mask, but unless you’re also wearing a fully enclosed protective goggles too, you’re not really protected as virus can still enter your body via exposed mucosa in eyes if someone coughs at your face without them having a mask on. However, if I’m wearing a mask, talking, sneezing, coughing, laughing, none of this expels saliva droplets with virus because they get stopped by the mask. And if a person I’m interacting with also wears a mask, they are also stopping virus from being expelled from their body. Meaning, if all interacting parties wear a mask, virus basically cannot spread as the range of being expelled from the body decreases so far it cannot reach another person this way. You’re wearing mask to protect others and other wear masks to protect you. Only way to achieve best safety for everyone is for everyone to wear a mask. It’s literally that simple.

Stop whining about how uncomfortable the masks are…

I work with people and that means I have to wear mask up to 12 hours a day because work requires it. Every single day. And while they are a mild discomfort, it’s really not end of the world and if I survived for all these months wearing masks for such long periods every single day, you too can wear a god damn mask when you come to where I work and have to wear the mask for those few minutes. Whining about it and pulling the mask down just shows you’re a god damn weakling that I’m surprised you managed to somehow survive to this point. Only reason masks get really uncomfortable is when they get saturated with water from the moisture from exhaled breath, actually decreasing surface area through which air can pass easily and making it uncomfortable to breathe through because it takes a bit more effort to get the air through than with new, clean and dry mask. Which is why you’re suppose to replace masks roughly every 2 hours. If you’re visiting a shop or a bank for few minutes, you’re not being affected by mask.

And if you’re one of those people who wanders into a store without a mask and then gets into a raging fight with others after they tell you to wear a mask, where you get into faces of others while yelling and spitting, you are the fucking infectious problem. Not only you don’t wear a mask, you literally do the worst possible thing by being angry motherfucker getting into faces of others and yelling, literally making sure you’re spreading possible infection the best you could. So, if you’re one of those, fuck you,  you miserable selfish piece of shit.

How to properly wear a mask?

Properly wearing a mask includes covering of both, nose and mouth while mask has to extend below the chin area, because they are both body orifices that expel the air furthest and that air includes bodily fluids. Just because you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they aren’t there. They are. So, wear the damn mask covering both, nose and mouth. Just wearing it over your mouth is not enough. Also make sure you pinch the part of the mask that’s contacting your nose. The metal part in it exists for this purpose, so it closes the gap around your nose. And for god sake, stop constantly pulling the mask down to “breathe”, stop touching your god damn nose and for fucks sake, DON’T pull your mask down when you need to cough or sneeze. The mask literally exists for those cases primarily. It’s why you’re wearing it! Pulling it off at those moments literally negates mask’s sole purpose.

Masks that are not appropriate

I’ve seen a lot of people wear various masks and I just want to point out which masks are entirely pointless and shouldn’t be worn because they serve no purpose at all.

  • Masks with exhale ports (a one way valve in front of a mask). These are used by painters and carpenters where masks exists to protect you from inhaling foreign harmful particles in huge quantities and make exhaling easier because you’re exhaling the air past filtration stage. With current situation with coronavirus, thanks to the exhale port, you’re literally exhaling all the saliva particles past filter into the air through the exhale port. And since ports are usually facing forward, you’re literally channeling the potentially infected saliva droplets into faces of others. Avoid wearing these entirely.
  • Thin cloth like bandanas. The fabric density is so low most of the particles simply pass through. The range of saliva droplets is slightly impacted, but for the most part it’ll only catch actually visible droplets of saliva. The rest will pass through anyway.
  • Napkins or cloth held on your face with your hand. Not only it makes you a one handed cripple, you’re also not sealing your mouth as good as a dedicated mask that is shaped to better adapt to contours of the face and you’re literally breathing saliva particles into your hand. Then you’ll probably exchange hands to hold it and spread the virus further with your hand. Just don’t.

Other bullshit myths about masks

There is a lot of dumb conspiracy theories and fearmongering videos and I’m gonna point out their nonsense and how they totally aren’t true.

  • Masks decrease your blood oxygen. Which is total bullshit. Normal blood oxygen saturation is between 95-100% and can fluctuate due to air temperature, moisture and obstructions like masks. But will never fall below that level because of masks alone. Anything below that is considered dangerous and you should seek medical attention when that happens because it may cause dizziness and losing of consciousness. Oxygen (O2) and Carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules are so small they can easily pass through ANY mask, even the densest P100 masks which are highest rated protective masks in existence and can filter 99,97% of oil or non oil particulates down to 2.5 microns in size. To put that into perspective, oxygen molecule consists of two oxygen atoms, making it around 0.3nm in kinetic size (0.003 microns). Yeah, there is NO way even P100 mask is stopping oxygen from flowing through the mask and decreasing your blood oxygen level.
  • Masks don’t work and they prove that by using vape and how easily it’s passing through the mask in all directions. As explained above, best masks with P100 filtration grade can filter particulates up to 2.5 microns in size. Vape particles are generally between 50-200nm (0.05-0.2 microns). Way below filtration levels of even P100 masks. Only thing people disproving masks efficiency proved they are idiots who don’t understand how masks work. Entirely.
  • If masks can only stop particles down to size of 2.5 microns and SARS-COV2 virus is somewhere between 60 and 140nm in size (0.06-0.14 microns), what’s the point then? Well, while masks may not stop SARS-COV2 directly, the thing is, virus is never expelled from our body by itself. It’s always as part of bodily fluids expelled from our body and those are way way larger at around 50-100 microns, we’re talking droplets carrying a virus that are 25 to 50 times larger than the minimal filtration capability of the masks. So, yeah, it makes all the sense in wearing a mask because it’ll stop all those droplets that would otherwise leave your body unchallenged when sneezing or coughing.
  • Masks are a way for governments to oppress us. I just love people who keep saying this. But please, explain to me how they are “oppressing” you? You can’t go to store because of a mask? You can’t freely drive a car anymore because of a mask? Hell, they now even say you’re not allowed to enter places like banks without a mask, where it’s generally forbidden to wear face covers. In most places, even if you don’t have a mask and you ask for one, they will provide you one free of charge. So, how? How are governments oppressing you with a requirement to wear a mask? Not being able to go to crowded places is a separate but related matter. It’s not oppression, it’s precaution. Crowded places are a horrible infection vector because while masks dramatically decrease the expelled bodily fluid particles, they by no means prevent that 100%. Some particles still fly out on the side of the mask because it’s not air tight. And if it’s a crowded place and you’re standing next to others even with masks, chances are you can get infected. Sort of basics of fluid dynamics (way how liquids propagate through obstacles and air also behaves like fluid), but I’m not expecting normies to understand it. You just need to believe people who do understand fluid dynamics and say you need to wear a damn mask and still social distance to prevent spread of saliva particles. It’s science, not oppressive regimes. Unless you consider science to be oppressive, in which case, welcome to year 1450. And put down that shiny fancy new 1500€ smartphone. Coz it’s clearly witchcraft.

Final words

There. I don’t expect my rant to reach a wide audience since I’m a small time blogger with tiny following, but if you happen to read this and you see yourself doing all the mistakes or you see yourself being that selfish prick who doesn’t care about others, I hope you’ll change your way of thinking after you learn about it.

I used to be one of those people who said whole coronavirus thing was totally over exaggerated and it’ll blow over as a slightly stronger annual influenza. Just to realize it’s not going to, because people are dumb, selfish and inconsiderate and can’t follow the most basic protection means to decrease the spread. Instead we have a global pandemic that shows no signs of regression thanks to before mentioned dumb selfish people.

Epic Games Store unjustly blocking ProtonMail

Recently I got attention to another case of metric ton of bullshit, yet again by Epic Games. All of a sudden they’ve decided NO ONE can use Epic Games Store using ProtonMail. If you happened to register with it weeks or months ago, you can still ahve it, but if you want to migrate your account from data hoarding GMail to ProtonMail and change your e-mail address in Epic Games Store to ProtonMail address, you simply can’t.

The response to user who wanted to change his old e-mail to ProtonMail on Epic Games Store.

For internal security reasons, we can’t change your email to an email with the domain you requested. Please provide us with another email address.

I understand your concern about changing the email to the same domain, however, our system does not accept that type of domain anymore. I will gladly change it to a different email but it has to be a different type of domain.

For internal security reasons, we can’t change your email to an email with the domain you requested. As player support we are unable to accommodate your request as they do not fulfil our security measures.

Original post by user on Reddit:

Epic, you can just quit your sorry ass bullshit excuses of “security reasons”. Somehow ProtonMail, a service with most rigorous encryption and security that prevents tampering or external access is not secure enough, but GMail which is combed by Google’s scan bots for user data is somehow perfectly secure. Yeah, fucking sure.

This blanket banning of whole e-mail provider domains is ridiculous and needs to stop. Deviant Art pulled same bullshit sometime ago if I remember correctly. And they all pull this shit because they are lazy and incompetent. And they can afford pulling stunts like this because it’s a smaller provider. They can’t pull this shit with gmail.com because whole world would whoop their ass for it. But they know ProtonMail userbase is too small to cause a bit enough outrage. Well, lets make sure we make a big outrage over fuckers screwing up with privacy.

Post about it all over the interwebs and share with other users. Especially if they are ProtonMail users or they plan on using it. Or just if you want people to be able to use any e-mail and not have whole domains of providers banned. Because such behavior is ridiculous and inexcusable.