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Joined 11 months ago
Cake day: August 15th, 2023


  • Just an addendum for clarification. If you don’t want clarification, then yes: A slower connection may cause more battery drain.

    A slower connection means you would need to be on your device longer which would result in a larger than normal perceived battery drain with normal use.

    An unstable connection with lots of packet losses would cause chaos with the network stack on your phone leading to more memory consumption, unneeded encryption/decryption and possibly hung TCP sessions. That would be a battery suck. In the worst cases on older devices, could even cause your phone to get a little warmer. That gets worse if you VPN client has to constantly reconnect, which is another problem.

  • “Nether incisive nor helpful” / “Friendly nor understanding”

    Neutral is the word you should be using. Zero emotion. There is nothing I could say that would make you change your opinion, and vice versa.

    On that, you were looking too deep into all of this. After that last paragraph of what seems to be insults, I really don’t care about your opinion now.

  • I was slightly torn on this one from a technicality standpoint, but not about the simple logic of it all. Disclaimer: It’s been a while since I read all the details on this case.

    For some reason, the armorer somehow allowed live cartridges on set and that is super bad. However, anyone that holds any kind of weapon should treat it like a weapon, especially if it is not marked as a prop or isn’t visibly disabled.

    It was a failure of the top two gun safety rules: Always treat a gun as if it is loaded, and, never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to kill.

    The death of Brandon Lee years ago should have underscored how even prop guns can kill.

    Edit: Are there points that are incorrect here? Weapon safety is super important…