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loljetfuel168 karma

Fake it until you make it doesn't mean be dishonest about your limitations though. It's more about acting with the confidence that you can figure it out as you go.

loljetfuel85 karma

It depends a lot on the local community standards. Alcohol was common in my high school too, but that was in part because there were a lot of parents who didn't really care if their kids had access, and the local liquor stores weren't particularly willing to make an issue about checking IDs.

FWIW, comparing notes with people later in life, I think the situation I had was probably better and safer. Kids do stupid shit with booze, sure, but the relaxed attitude toward access meant that there was more supervision so that the stupid didn't seem to end as badly as it did in places where the kids had to completely hide. Data point of one and all that, but...

loljetfuel73 karma

People behave irrationally when they feel foolish, when they feel betrayed, or when they feel rejected. For most women, discovering they've been cheated on triggers all three feelings.

I've known entirely sane, rational, and together people who had a total flipout when they've been cheated on -- after they calm down, they feel really bad about it and go back to being normal. And of course, there are some legit crazy people out there.

tl;dr you can't really judge a person's character by how they act under significant emotional distress

loljetfuel37 karma

Copyright is automatic; if you make any work that falls under copyright (software, art, writing, etc.), you have the copyright automatically. If someone violates your copyright you can generally get them to stop by suing them.

You can optionally register your copyright. If someone violates your registered copyright, it goes much worse for them and better for you (increased damages, etc.). This is why attorneys will always tell you to register the copyright on anything you actually want to protect.

Cave Story did sort of have a TOS -- their game isn't a service, so it's just a license: the GNU General Public License, more usually just called "the GPL". It spells out the terms under which you are allowed to use, copy, modify, and distribute the software. I'm not sure if they explicitly licensed the artwork and other assets under some other license, or if those are covered by the GPL as well.

loljetfuel23 karma

I know a couple people who worked for those "scan the dark web" places. They basically look at a handful of .onions and equivalent sites on non-Tor networks that are common places people post breaches.

It's not exactly a worthless endeavor, but the chance that your details are actually discoverable are fantastically small. It's worthless to individuals. There are threat intel companies that do this looking for evidence that their clients -- which are organizations -- may be under attack or breached, and that can be useful as part of a comprehensive security and threat intel program.

But you, as a person, paying for it? Keep your money.