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    One of my friends won't shut up about him. I don't like single issue politicians, especially since he's basically like Hillary on everything other than UBI. He ain't going nowhere. Either they're going to rig it in favor of Biden like they did with Hillary, or Bernie is actually going to win.
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    As I'm sure many have noticed, over the past few weeks the site has run slow and has had random periods of downtime lasting between one and five minutes. This was due to a combination of factors, including: Kinmunity suffered a Distributed Denial of Service attack, originating from a Chinese botnet. As an emergency mitigation measure, we blocked Chinese hosts from connecting to ikari (our primary server). We have had a surge in guest (unregistered user) traffic to certain articles and pages on Kinmunity. ikari has gone from hosting only one, to hosting four distinct web properties. ikari's backup system now needs to backup each web property (files and database), causing increased performance use during backup generation. Kinmunity's cache system was storing a lot of things in RAM rather than on disk; we have much more disk space than we do RAM. After much review and tuning, we have made various changes behind the scenes to fine-tune how ikari uses resources, thus preventing slowdown periods. A few of the changes we made are as follows: We are now limiting the use of memcache. It's still used for some things, but not nearly as much data will be stored in it. We are now caching a lot of (mostly) static content to our disk. When guests (unregistered users) load such content, a lot less resources are used to display it to them. We have implemented anti-DDoS and anti-DoS measures at the software level; our server host does a great job mitigating network-level attacks, but not application-level. That gap is now closed. Perhaps the most important change; we have changed our multi-processing-module in Apache; causing our web server to use much much fewer resources in regular operation. We will continue to make changes and adjustments behind the scenes to keep Kinmunity stable for years to come. Thank you for being loyal members of the site, and I'm just a PM away if you need anything. Keep on howling!
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    Excellent! I'm still making performance improvements here and there, but I think the bulk of the problem causing our slowdown has been fixed.
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    Always remember you are stuck in a human body. So take care of yourself! You don't have scales anymore, so be careful about sharp objects. You cannot fly anymore, so don't go trying to fly. Take care of yourselves my dragon brethren!
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    I like his vision, but I have some serious concerns with how he'll be able to implement his platform. The Freedom Dividend is a great idea, but he states that it will require a constitutional amendment to alter. This means that the Freedom Dividend itself would need to be worked into the constitution. These are issues the democratic party can't even agree on for itself, does he even understand how difficult it is to pass an amendment to the constitution? There's no way it would be done for an issue that is still considered extremely controversial. The policies that I feel, he could likely implement and that I support, are: Funding Autism Intervention Invest in America’s Mental Health Equal Pay Every cop gets a camera Net neutrality Legalize Marijuana Right to Privacy/Abortion and Contraception LGBTQ Rights Nuclear Launch Decisions ... and more The policies that I feel he could likely implement and I oppose, are: Gun Control and the Second Amendment (discriminatory measures against people with disabilities who are not dangerous are too likely) Value-Added Tax (nobody I know in Europe is particularly fond of VAT) Reduce Harm to Children Caused by Smartphones (... we don't need more regulation in this area) Prevent Airlines from Removing Customers (a private business should have the right to remove an unruly customer) Robo-Calling text line (not sure he knows how call spoofing works)
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    I have not taken a chance to look at who is running but I am liking his answers to topics which are current issues. I also really like how on the site it mentions an issue then explain why it is one, goals and what will be done about it. Some of the topics covered by Yang that really interest me and why are: Equal pay (no one likes to be paid less than a fellow colleague) Mass incarceration (topic that always came up in my criminal justice classes) this issue can easily be divided into different sections such as overcrowding, not being able to support medical needs of inmates, not enough programs to help inmates and much more. Climate change (we cant turn back the damage done but hopefully we can extend this planet's life) Every cop gets a camera (this can help reduce certain officers act out/make them think about what they plan to do more or could help out an innocent cop who got caught up in a bad circumstance) Net neutrality (help make education more accessible, get in touch with communities, not have unnecessary fees, advertise small businesses and much more) Many others but those are a few.
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