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To be honest, I quite hate it when people are all "oh my god can you do that shit but you're only 17". I hated it as much in the 10 years before it. As nice as the compliments seem, what they're really saying is "this is only impressive because you're dumb since you're only x years old". I've fiddled with computers for the past 10 years. I've accomplished less than many others in that time span. Cheer on me proportionally to my accomplishments, perhaps even to my effort, but please not to the inverse of my age. Age shouldn't be a factor in rating of skill. Luckily, on the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. And I like it that way.



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