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  1. Comment on Google is forcing me to dump a perfectly good phone in ~tech

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    Good luck with finding an OEM and/or fresh battery after five years.

    Good luck with finding an OEM and/or fresh battery after five years.

  2. Comment on Email forwarding services in ~tech

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    I use Fastmail's built-in Masked Email feature. Previously I've been using a custom .com domain with catch-all, but ended up regretting having to pay for yet another domain, since I'm already...

    Do you use any of these three services?

    I use Fastmail's built-in Masked Email feature. Previously I've been using a custom .com domain with catch-all, but ended up regretting having to pay for yet another domain, since I'm already paying for a personal domain with my name/surname (which I use for communicating with actual humans). I know I'm losing address portability, but all things considered I'm happy with my decision[1].

    How happy are you with the service that you use?

    So far, I'm happy. I wish Fastmail's Masked Email feature was more prominent in their app, because I use that frequently. Instead, they buried it inside settings. A browser extension prompting me to use masked addresses would be awesome, but as of now nothing like that exists.

    Is there something better?

    As others have said, if you're already in the Apple ecosystem you would probably be better off with iCloud+'s Hide My Email.


    [1] By the way, you can use Masked Email with a domain of your choice, instead of the usual fastmail.com.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (December 2021) in ~talk

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    Probably I'm not the best person to give advice on the matter, but have you considered planning something different for the weekend? I don't know, something to look forward to. Perhaps it's...

    Probably I'm not the best person to give advice on the matter, but have you considered planning something different for the weekend? I don't know, something to look forward to. Perhaps it's obvious, but "existing" by itself doesn't seem fun at all.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Why do we use Tildes? in ~talk

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    This is what I'm thinking. Isn't every community bound to become another Reddit once it reaches a certain size? Sure, there are mechanisms in place to limit or promote certain behaviors, but I'm...

    Though, the dynamics do change as more people join

    This is what I'm thinking. Isn't every community bound to become another Reddit once it reaches a certain size? Sure, there are mechanisms in place to limit or promote certain behaviors, but I'm not convinced by the enthusiasm in the comments here. Since we're still relatively small, bad behavior or simply low effort content is manageable. Why do you think mods on reddit are forced to impose karma/age requirements? I don't want to sound like a troll, I enjoy being here more than being on Reddit of course; I'm just trying to be more realistic and less disillusioned.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Linus and Luke of LTT try to daily drive Linux in ~tech

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    I couldn't find that quote anywhere. Could you please provide a reference?

    any normal user would report the issue to GitHub at that point, in fact a normal user did

    I couldn't find that quote anywhere. Could you please provide a reference?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Ask Tildes: What alternative apps/webapps do you use to browse Reddit? in ~tech

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    I don't think you can. Maybe it's a planned feature?

    I don't think you can. Maybe it's a planned feature?

    1 vote
  7. Comment on Sexist and offensive vintage ads that would never fly today, 1940-1980 in ~design

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    I can't help but notice the use of "it's" in place of "its".

    I can't help but notice the use of "it's" in place of "its".

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Twitter starts to require login to view tweets in ~tech

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    It happens automatically. The only way to work around that is asking support to unlock your account (maybe telling them you don't have a phone number).

    Also, the last time I registered a Twitter account (one for Tildes that I don't really use), it got blocked immediately as "suspicious" and wouldn't allow me to use the account until I gave them a phone number. I've seen many other people mention a similar thing happening to them.

    It happens automatically. The only way to work around that is asking support to unlock your account (maybe telling them you don't have a phone number).

    4 votes
  9. Comment on How do you choose a desktop wallpaper? in ~talk

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    If you're on Linux, you might like a program called Variety. It allows you to automate wallpaper switching in lots of ways. It's been a long time since I last used it though, so I'm not sure if...

    If you're on Linux, you might like a program called Variety.

    It allows you to automate wallpaper switching in lots of ways. It's been a long time since I last used it though, so I'm not sure if it's still a valid option.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Who do you follow on Twitter? in ~tech

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll try it, despite the fact I don't like connecting my account to a third party.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll try it, despite the fact I don't like connecting my account to a third party.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Who do you follow on Twitter? in ~tech

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    I don't have specific profiles to suggest, however all I can say is that I try to follow people, rather than company-, product- or topic- focused accounts (e.g. @elonmusk vs @SpaceX). For the...

    I don't have specific profiles to suggest, however all I can say is that I try to follow people, rather than company-, product- or topic- focused accounts (e.g. @elonmusk vs @SpaceX).

    For the latter, I prefer to stick with more suitable means like RSS or mailing lists.

    As a side note, I wish I could disable retweets, because they only add noise to the feed.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What is the difference between Linux distros? Why do you use the one you use? in ~comp

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    Thank you for the explanation. Sometimes system-wide config files' paths differ among distros, but that's the minority, as most of the time we deal with user config, which typically follows the...

    Thank you for the explanation.

    Sometimes system-wide config files' paths differ among distros, but that's the minority, as most of the time we deal with user config, which typically follows the XDG standard.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on What is the difference between Linux distros? Why do you use the one you use? in ~comp

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    Could you elaborate on that?

    In terms of day-to-day use, nothing about my setup is specific to Debian

    Could you elaborate on that?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on Why you should stop reading news in ~life

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    I've seen The Economist Weekly Edition often being suggested. I have never read it, though.

    I've seen The Economist Weekly Edition often being suggested. I have never read it, though.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Apple's Pro MacBook revival plan is stupid smart: Bring back old features in ~tech

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    Didn't the EU make USB-C a mandatory requirement in power chargers?

    Didn't the EU make USB-C a mandatory requirement in power chargers?

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Email: How about doing it right? in ~tech

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    Yes, I know, but messages are processed unencrypted by AnonAddy/SimpleLogin before being forwarded. I am not suggesting that there's a way to do otherwise—in fact, due to how email works, there is...

    Actually, both of those services allow you to encrypt forwarded messages that are sent to your main e-mail inbox

    Yes, I know, but messages are processed unencrypted by AnonAddy/SimpleLogin before being forwarded. I am not suggesting that there's a way to do otherwise—in fact, due to how email works, there is not (unless you happen to use GPG for all your communications, which is unlikely.

  17. Comment on Science fiction movie recommendations in ~movies

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    Made me cringe, don't know why it keeps getting recommended. That being said, de gustibus non est disputandum.
    • Her (2013) (good one)

    Made me cringe, don't know why it keeps getting recommended.

    That being said, de gustibus non est disputandum.

    3 votes