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  1. Is anyone else receiving a staggering amount of spam calls recently?

    For the record, I am Canadian and for all I know, maybe this only pertains to Canadians, maybe it only pertains to me. But I've been receiving a large amount of calls that just end up with no one...

    For the record, I am Canadian and for all I know, maybe this only pertains to Canadians, maybe it only pertains to me. But I've been receiving a large amount of calls that just end up with no one on the other end, or just sounds of busy call centers, or 'wrong number calls' which are happening far too frequently for it to be a mistake. Anyone else experiencing this?

    12 votes
  2. Comment on Firefox rolls out Total Cookie Protection by default to all users worldwide in ~tech

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    ah ok I see, but in terms of cookie protection, there wouldn't really be much of a difference right? I was just using multi-account containers to keep my email segregated from the rest of the web

    ah ok I see, but in terms of cookie protection, there wouldn't really be much of a difference right? I was just using multi-account containers to keep my email segregated from the rest of the web

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Firefox rolls out Total Cookie Protection by default to all users worldwide in ~tech

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    so is there any reason to keep containers enabled now?

    so is there any reason to keep containers enabled now?

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Fosscord: A work-in-progress chat platform compatible with Discord in ~tech

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    has anyone tried bridging Element and Discord? I like Element (Matrix) a lot but it seems like nobody uses it.

    has anyone tried bridging Element and Discord? I like Element (Matrix) a lot but it seems like nobody uses it.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Is there an open-source version of the Garmin Connect app for Android? in ~tech

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    oh really? Thats the kind of functionality I am looking for actually. I've never actually used a garmin watch. Do they all allow file transfer over USB? Also, with most of them is it possible to...

    oh really? Thats the kind of functionality I am looking for actually. I've never actually used a garmin watch. Do they all allow file transfer over USB? Also, with most of them is it possible to disable bluetooth or is that just on be default all the time?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Is there an open-source version of the Garmin Connect app for Android? in ~tech

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    Have you tried this app specifically with a garmin watch? Seems like a well built maps app, better than the one I am currently using, but I can't find any garmin functionality within it.

    Have you tried this app specifically with a garmin watch? Seems like a well built maps app, better than the one I am currently using, but I can't find any garmin functionality within it.

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Is there an open-source version of the Garmin Connect app for Android? in ~tech

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    thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out

    thanks for the suggestion! I'll check it out

    2 votes
  8. Is there an open-source version of the Garmin Connect app for Android?

    I am considering the purchase of a Garmin GPS watch, but I don't want to run the bloated Garmin Connect app on my phone. Really all I want, is the ability to pull coordinates from my watch (.gpx...

    I am considering the purchase of a Garmin GPS watch, but I don't want to run the bloated Garmin Connect app on my phone. Really all I want, is the ability to pull coordinates from my watch (.gpx files) and put them on my phone or computer. Does a privacy-respecting app like this exist?

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Has anyone got rid of their PayPal account? in ~finance

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    no, surprisingly it was quite easy. There is a deactivate account button right on one of the settings pages.

    no, surprisingly it was quite easy. There is a deactivate account button right on one of the settings pages.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Has anyone got rid of their PayPal account? in ~finance

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    I deleted my account after obscuring as much of my personal information on the account that I could, feels great to be done with them! Thanks for your recommendation, I will check it out!

    I deleted my account after obscuring as much of my personal information on the account that I could, feels great to be done with them!

    Thanks for your recommendation, I will check it out!

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What free, ad-supported Uber rides might look like. Mockups, economics, and analysis. in ~finance

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    watching enough ads to generate enough ad revenue to pay for a ride in an uber sounds like a minor subplot in a dystopian hellscape sci-fi movie.

    watching enough ads to generate enough ad revenue to pay for a ride in an uber sounds like a minor subplot in a dystopian hellscape sci-fi movie.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on Has anyone got rid of their PayPal account? in ~finance

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    I like it, I am on the verge of getting rid of mine. Do you sell items on eBay? I am wondering if you can receive a payment for an item without the use of PayPal. The fees were always egregious...

    I like it, I am on the verge of getting rid of mine. Do you sell items on eBay? I am wondering if you can receive a payment for an item without the use of PayPal. The fees were always egregious and I would lose a ton of money just selling personal items.

    1 vote
  13. Has anyone got rid of their PayPal account?

    I used to rely on PayPal heavily for eBay purchases and the odd purchase outside of eBay. But it seems now eBay allows you to use a credit card directly on the site, and most other online stores...

    I used to rely on PayPal heavily for eBay purchases and the odd purchase outside of eBay. But it seems now eBay allows you to use a credit card directly on the site, and most other online stores if they accept PayPal payments, they also accept credit cards directly. Maybe its safe to say I can delete my PayPal account and not look back? It seems like an unnecessary middle man.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Could security key 2FA be implemented on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    well, its a little less convenient having a separate piece of hardware. For example, I'll be in bed on my phone, wanting to log in to something, and my key is in my wallet. For me that...

    well, its a little less convenient having a separate piece of hardware. For example, I'll be in bed on my phone, wanting to log in to something, and my key is in my wallet. For me that inconvenience is worth the added security.

    I got one of the nano yubikeys that I keep in a usb port on my laptop full time, and that has been great. Then I have a 3rd one in safe keeping in case I lose both of my primary ones.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on Could security key 2FA be implemented on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    I agree, but the problem I have is the fact that if you utilize a phone app, then you are storing your password and second factor on the same device. A yubikey is a separate device so if your...

    I agree, but the problem I have is the fact that if you utilize a phone app, then you are storing your password and second factor on the same device. A yubikey is a separate device so if your phone becomes compromised, then your second factor is safe.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Could security key 2FA be implemented on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    Ive got 3 of them and I think they are really great

    Ive got 3 of them and I think they are really great

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Could security key 2FA be implemented on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    yes this is true, and it is what I am currently doing, but just being able to use the key as U2F would be so much more convenient

    yes this is true, and it is what I am currently doing, but just being able to use the key as U2F would be so much more convenient

    1 vote
  18. Could security key 2FA be implemented on Tildes?

    I am wondering if this could be implemented as a 2FA method on Tildes. Although not super mainstream, I think it is the gold standard for account security. Is there anyone else interested in this...

    I am wondering if this could be implemented as a 2FA method on Tildes. Although not super mainstream, I think it is the gold standard for account security. Is there anyone else interested in this option?

    8 votes
  19. Comment on All Good Thingsā€¦ (Leaving Mozilla) in ~comp

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    That sucks. I wish there were more competitors to Chrome. Firefox has been an outstanding browser for so long. As an ex-employee, do you think it will survive much longer?

    That sucks. I wish there were more competitors to Chrome. Firefox has been an outstanding browser for so long. As an ex-employee, do you think it will survive much longer?

    6 votes
  20. Comment on I just got back from a seven-day Buddhist silent meditation retreat. Ask me anything (or share your own experiences of meditation retreat) in ~talk

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    were you bored at any point and wishing it would speed up and finish sooner?

    were you bored at any point and wishing it would speed up and finish sooner?

    7 votes