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  1. Comment on Where/how should I acquire a .com domain for three years in advance? in ~tech

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    Another one, Namecheap as served me well: website and e-mail domain. Namecheap also have promos when you are a first user subscribing to a .com (or other domain, you just have to search). But...

    Another one, Namecheap as served me well: website and e-mail domain. Namecheap also have promos when you are a first user subscribing to a .com (or other domain, you just have to search). But tomf, already wrote above, use tld-list! Do not choose GoDaddy!

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  2. Comment on Steam Winter Sale is live (Dec 22 - Jan 5) in ~games

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    Another awesome deal: Unravel Two 90% off. Only 1.99 €

    Another awesome deal: Unravel Two 90% off. Only 1.99 €

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  3. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    Thanks a lot for the quick overview. I'll keep my eyes open when this feature is improved/expanded. Have a nice Christmas and happy new year :)

    Thanks a lot for the quick overview. I'll keep my eyes open when this feature is improved/expanded. Have a nice Christmas and happy new year :)

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Steam Winter Sale is live (Dec 22 - Jan 5) in ~games

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    Thanks a lot. That's a buy for me, for sure. I've been eyeing it for a few years now.

    Thanks a lot. That's a buy for me, for sure. I've been eyeing it for a few years now.

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  5. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    Very cool feature, maybe I could "ask" my mail provider (Tutanota) to have something like this in the future. Nevertheless, your post got me thinking, and I was able to find a way to create a...

    Very cool feature, maybe I could "ask" my mail provider (Tutanota) to have something like this in the future. Nevertheless, your post got me thinking, and I was able to find a way to create a custom alias with Tutanota since I already have the Pro account and I already had a domain name with Namecheap. Now, all works fine for the custom email, thank you :)

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  6. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    Yeah, I'm not sure when I'll get an iPhone (my hopes would be when they support USB-C and/or have no notch) so maybe for now, AnonAddy is a better option. I really would like to have Firefox Relay...

    Yeah, I'm not sure when I'll get an iPhone (my hopes would be when they support USB-C and/or have no notch) so maybe for now, AnonAddy is a better option.

    I really would like to have Firefox Relay as a way to support Mozilla's development team(s) (and not with donations that the corporate decides how to allocate the funds), but it really seems a more barebone experience, even though with Premium you get unlimited aliases. Then, your e-mails go unencrypted to AWS servers, which I also do not like so much.

    But thanks a lot of all the tips and knowledge. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and happy new year ;)

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  7. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes) Oh man, that is funny indeed :) I don't have any Apple devices (except for my wife, so no iCloud account from my part), but I understand...

    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes)

    I've been using AnonAddy (I did chuckle at your typo there!)

    Oh man, that is funny indeed :)

    I am slowly migrating to iCloud+

    I don't have any Apple devices (except for my wife, so no iCloud account from my part), but I understand the move since you are already paying for the Apple service. Nevertheless, I could buy an iPhone in the future, but even if I don't have the iCloud subscription, would you still be using AnonAddy or buying iClould+ subscription is worth just for the Hide My Email service?

    I also don't have Fastmail or 1Password. I actually have Tutanota (and I've discovered how to use my custom domain with Tutanota!) and Bitwarden.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes) That is really interesting, thanks! I use their search, but not any of the other services/add-on/app. I'm just a little "annoyed" that...

    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes)

    That is really interesting, thanks! I use their search, but not any of the other services/add-on/app. I'm just a little "annoyed" that you need an app for that, or?

    I was looking into AnonAddy, and I can just log in into the website from the browser to generate a new random e-mail, but of course, they have my private e-mail on their servers (which of course it could be a small liability). If DDG doesn't need an account, how do they "know" your primary e-mail account? How do you manage the settings: duck e-mail is compromised and you require a new duck e-mail, create 2FA, etc? Because you have a duck email and then you have the ability to generate random e-mail addresses.

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  9. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes) What, really? That is insane. Not sure if this breaches my GDPR rights. I never heard of Gravatar before (and never had a WordPress...

    (sorry for the late reply, life gets in the way sometimes)

    What, really? That is insane. Not sure if this breaches my GDPR rights. I never heard of Gravatar before (and never had a WordPress account), I have no idea which services are using it, so it is really hard to find the service and simply close the account.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on LastPass is going to become an independent company in ~tech

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    Sorry for the late response. But thank you for the short and concise overview of the features of a password manager. You convinced me to create an account on a password manager (probably on...

    Sorry for the late response.

    But thank you for the short and concise overview of the features of a password manager. You convinced me to create an account on a password manager (probably on Bitwarden).

    I don't store my primary email password in the vault

    Thanks for the tip. I think this one is important since, every time you change something on an account, you get a notification on your e-mail. If they have my primary e-mail password, then that's the first thing they would change, and I would never know that something is happening.

    Anyway, I wish you happy holidays ;)

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  11. Comment on LastPass is going to become an independent company in ~tech

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    I agree, of course, but if I use 2FA (when it is available by the service) and I use a random alias email for different websites, wouldn't the password uniqueness be somewhat "meaningless"? I'm...

    I agree, of course, but if I use 2FA (when it is available by the service) and I use a random alias email for different websites, wouldn't the password uniqueness be somewhat "meaningless"? I'm asking this, because to be honest, using a password manager is the last thing that I'm missing for being "almost secure", but, I always resisted password managers, not sure why. Maybe because if the password manager gets breached, then the hackers have all of my passwords. Or, at the end of the day, I just need to use always the random passwords that Firefox generates for me when creating a new account.

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  12. Comment on LastPass is going to become an independent company in ~tech

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    Sorry for making a not-so related question (just because I never asked anyone before). What constitutes a recycled password? If I have my password "abcde", and for every website I use something...

    Sorry for making a not-so related question (just because I never asked anyone before). What constitutes a recycled password? If I have my password "abcde", and for every website I use something like "tildesabcde" or "redditabcde", does this count as a recycled password?

    2 votes
  13. Email forwarding services

    Hello everyone. The other day, Firefox Monitor warned me that my personal e-mail was found on a data leak from Gravatar (belongs to Automattic; WordPress's parent company). Funnily, I don't have...

    Hello everyone.

    The other day, Firefox Monitor warned me that my personal e-mail was found on a data leak from Gravatar (belongs to Automattic; WordPress's parent company). Funnily, I don't have any account (and never had) with them, but nevertheless, I tried to log in, and it failed. I tried to recover my password, and it said "no e-mail found". Maybe a false positive from Firefox's side?

    Anyway, that situation got me thinking that I should never use my personal email except on super important websites. For example, with Christmas gift buying, I've used my personal e-mail on multiple online websites (I usually try to avoid Amazon) and I shouldn't have done that.

    Of course, Firefox recommended their own service Firefox Relay, which it does look interesting. Afterwards, I've searched on HackerNews to see what other people recommended.

    These were the recommendations (apart from FF Relay):


    A few questions:

    1. Do you use any of these three services?
    2. How happy are you with the service that you use?
    3. Is there something better?

    I actually like Firefox's implementation because it is actually quite cheap (€12 per year), it is an easier way to support Firefox's development (instead of donation to the Mozilla Corporation) and I trust Firefox more on the security side of things. Nevertheless, the other two services seem more feature complete and I actually do not like that FF Relay "forces" you to use a domain like "alias@mozmail.com" or a custom domain like "alias@mydomain.mozmail.com". My goal would actually be "alias@mydomain.com" for my own contact with other people. On website registrations, @mozmail.com is okay, I guess.

    I already have my own domain that I've bought from Namecheap and I think instead of associating an e-mail to my domain, I actually would prefer to use one of these services. The reason is that my website/e-mail domain could be reused if I stop paying. Some websites and/or people could have this e-mail and someone could impersonate me. With an e-mail forwarding service, I can easily and quickly delete/disable/change the alias. I'm not sure if I'm putting too much expectation on a forwarding service, but, I would like to know what do you think. 🙂

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  14. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    Thank you. :) When the time is right, I can search/learn more about whetstones. For the moment, I'll have fun using the knife while it is razor sharp. The knife arrived today, it's beautiful and...

    Thank you. :) When the time is right, I can search/learn more about whetstones. For the moment, I'll have fun using the knife while it is razor sharp. The knife arrived today, it's beautiful and has a nice weight to it. After Christmas, I'll start using it :)

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Questions about Apple TV 4K (2021) in ~tech

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    I actually have an HDMI 2.0 that I don't use, and it came with the desktop monitor, so it should work fine with the Apple 4K TV. But thanks for the good tip, regarding the big HDMI case. In case,...

    I actually have an HDMI 2.0 that I don't use, and it came with the desktop monitor, so it should work fine with the Apple 4K TV. But thanks for the good tip, regarding the big HDMI case. In case, game streaming does not work as expected, I can just connect directly to the TV.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    Yes, I bet you are right. It's like cameras, they are important but lenses even more. Does it really work? I was also reading that it does not do much at microscopic level and for a home cook it...

    Yes, I bet you are right. It's like cameras, they are important but lenses even more.

    In the end, I mostly use a ceramic sharpening steel that's easy to use and gets the job done.

    Does it really work? I was also reading that it does not do much at microscopic level and for a home cook it is better to really sharpen it instead of honing it with a steel rod. If I'm mistaking stuff, I apologise.

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  17. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    And just curious, which whetstone brand do you use?

    And just curious, which whetstone brand do you use?

  18. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    Thank you for the suggestion. But, one of those racks means I would need to drill the wall or? I think I'm not really allowed to do that on my rented apartment (or I would need to ask permission,...

    Thank you for the suggestion. But, one of those racks means I would need to drill the wall or? I think I'm not really allowed to do that on my rented apartment (or I would need to ask permission, which I really don't have the patience to bother). What about a magnetic knife block?

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  19. Comment on Quality German made knives in ~food

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    No, I'm from the EU, so my native country has fewer options due to being poorer and less population :) That is also one of the reasons to buy now in Germany. Even if they exist on my home country,...

    No, I'm from the EU, so my native country has fewer options due to being poorer and less population :) That is also one of the reasons to buy now in Germany. Even if they exist on my home country, probably they will cost double. We are twice as poor comparing to the Germans, but stuff sometimes is twice as expensive. I don't understand economics sometimes.

    I've heard German knives also take a beating better than the Japanese ones, so I also think this German knife is an amazing beginner knife for me. When I'm accustomed to all the processes (sharpening, etc), I can start looking for a nicer Japanese one because I'm a desperate weeb too. 😄

    I'm still not sure about the honing or sharpening part. My wife is telling to stop looking at this stuff, I've invested enough time 😅 So, I think when the knife starts to get dull, I'll start looking at this part and probably write another post. Probably it depends on greatly, but how many times do you sharpen your knife, just to get an idea?


    But, nevertheless, I've bought the knife already! I completely missed Burgvogel's slightly cheaper knife series! So, when I started looking at the Comfort Line 21 cm, I've discovered one website with a sale from €75 to €58; it was the last knife and I bought it as fast as I could! :) For now, the only accessory that I've bought was a knife guard from F. Dick which was cheap and it was around €5.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on Questions about Apple TV 4K (2021) in ~tech

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    Really? Wow, that is really amazing. It even makes me want to buy an iPhone because this reduces e-waste basically. My Android smartphones after 4-5 years are junk, even after making a factory...

    Really? Wow, that is really amazing. It even makes me want to buy an iPhone because this reduces e-waste basically. My Android smartphones after 4-5 years are junk, even after making a factory reset. Thanks again for the thorough response. I've already bought the Apple TV! Have a good one, cheers!

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