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  1. Comment on How do you achieve an efficient house move? in ~life

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    OP here, no such things in my mid-sized Eastern European city. You all have some convincing arguments for hiring someone. I’ll definitely rethink my position on that. As far as my back goes, I’m a...

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    OP here, no such things in my mid-sized Eastern European city.

    You all have some convincing arguments for hiring someone. I’ll definitely rethink my position on that.

    As far as my back goes, I’m a regular gym goer so it’s less of a problem, fortunately.

  2. Comment on How do you achieve an efficient house move? in ~life

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    I actually only have a small coffee table as far as furniture goes; so it's not as bad as it seems.

    Really consider whether hiring people to carry some boxes and furniture up those seven flights will be worth it. Try going up and down those 7 flights yourself - see how you feel after doing 5 sets of up and down in a row. You'll be doing far more than that!

    I actually only have a small coffee table as far as furniture goes; so it's not as bad as it seems.

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  3. I'm getting my own place -- i.e. an apartment that I own, and not rent -- and I find myself needing to prepare for another house move (this'll be the 4th of such events for me), only this time...

    I'm getting my own place -- i.e. an apartment that I own, and not rent -- and I find myself needing to prepare for another house move (this'll be the 4th of such events for me), only this time with a lot more stuff.
    I'm in a situation where I have to plan how I proceed carefully, since the elevator isn't working yet at the new place, and I have to carry everything up 7 flights of stairs.

    Every single time I've done a house move in the past it's been a disaster; didn't plan at all, just stuffed things into my car and left for the new place when it was full; rinse and repeat. I'm positive I did at least double the number of trips I actually needed.

    I want to think ahead on this one since the number of trips matter a lot.

    What are your tips for house moving? Any weird but efficient way of packing/labeling/sorting/whatever?

    Also interested in hearing the stories of your most horrible (or most enjoyable -- although I can't imagine this being the case) house moves.

    PS: don't want to hire a moving company, I like doing things like this on my own.

    13 votes
  4. Comment on Former nail biters --- how did you quit? in ~talk

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    Anyone else not bite their nails anymore, but the skin around the nails?

    Anyone else not bite their nails anymore, but the skin around the nails?

    5 votes
  5. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    My biggest gripe with a setup like this is that I can't offer the service availability that an email provider can. If power goes out at my house, I'm not able to send or receive email. I guess...

    My biggest gripe with a setup like this is that I can't offer the service availability that an email provider can. If power goes out at my house, I'm not able to send or receive email.

    I guess that kinda goes away if you use AWS or similar services. But it does add a whole lot of complexity.

    If you have the time for this, sure, why not?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    I get that calendar should be out soon; way too late to the market IMO, but whatever. But the mobile app is really what bugs me. It's very frustrating to use compared to iOS mail or Outlook. It's...

    I get that calendar should be out soon; way too late to the market IMO, but whatever.

    But the mobile app is really what bugs me. It's very frustrating to use compared to iOS mail or Outlook.

    It's a good service, but it doesn't meet my needs of a good mobile UX.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Yes, I definitely do. It's not for everyone, but it's essential for me.

    Yes, I definitely do. It's not for everyone, but it's essential for me.

  8. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Too expensive considering it doesn't have calendar, and I can't use any mobile client that I want, and their own client lacks basic functionality like snoozing and has weird notification bugs.

    Too expensive considering it doesn't have calendar, and I can't use any mobile client that I want, and their own client lacks basic functionality like snoozing and has weird notification bugs.

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    TBH I think it's a great solution, but right now I just don't have the bandwidth in my life to self-host essential services and worry about integration.

    TBH I think it's a great solution, but right now I just don't have the bandwidth in my life to self-host essential services and worry about integration.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    This looks great. It's secure, private, cheap, and has calendar. Thanks!

    This looks great. It's secure, private, cheap, and has calendar. Thanks!

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Purelymail looks really good if all you need is mail. Unfortunately, calendar support is something of a must for me.

    Purelymail looks really good if all you need is mail. Unfortunately, calendar support is something of a must for me.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What email provider do you use? in ~tech

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    Fastmail is my no. 1 option at the moment. I would really love it if would they allow multiple users for the standard plan :(

    Fastmail is my no. 1 option at the moment. I would really love it if would they allow multiple users for the standard plan :(

    1 vote
  13. I’m currently using ProtonMail, I’ve been with them since Indiegogo. I know calendar’s supposed to come out in beta this month, but I’m honestly fed up with the speed of their development and the...

    I’m currently using ProtonMail, I’ve been with them since Indiegogo. I know calendar’s supposed to come out in beta this month, but I’m honestly fed up with the speed of their development and the quality of apps, and I think it’s too expensive.

    I need custom domain support, and calendar. Nothing fancy.
    Self-hosting email is out of the question in 2019.

    What are you guys using for email these days?

    26 votes
  14. Comment on What online services do you use to host and share photos? in ~creative

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    I use iCloud for all my photos. I had a very strong aversion to hosting my photos somewhere else for years, especially since I already had a home server. I tried NextCloud, Plex, and a bunch of...

    I use iCloud for all my photos.

    I had a very strong aversion to hosting my photos somewhere else for years, especially since I already had a home server. I tried NextCloud, Plex, and a bunch of other things. Nothing even comes close to iCloud as far as features and UX go.

    My aversion was because of privacy reasons (they're photos, obviously supposed to stay private) as I had Android phones for years and never trusted Google for much of anything.

    When I got an iPhone and multiple Apple devices, I started to reconsider. The hard stance Apple has taken for user privacy really convinced me, and I can feel confident that my photos will remain private with iCloud, as opposed to Google Photos.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on An introduction to privacy and security - Part I in ~life

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    I think it should be specified in the title (or at least somewhere in your post) that this is for US citizens only.

    I think it should be specified in the title (or at least somewhere in your post) that this is for US citizens only.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on How do you feel about where you live? in ~talk

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    Feel free to elaborate.

    Ask me about the secret society I was part of for a year!

    Feel free to elaborate.

  17. Comment on What's your go-to way to spend a rainy day off? in ~talk

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    What's there to do on Discord? What interesting channels (is that what they're called?) are you on?

    What's there to do on Discord? What interesting channels (is that what they're called?) are you on?

    4 votes
  18. Comment on Thoughts on private trackers in ~tech

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    I searched for old movies that were on PTP but not on KG and uploaded those; might want to look into doing that.

    I searched for old movies that were on PTP but not on KG and uploaded those; might want to look into doing that.

    1 vote
  19. Comment on Thoughts on private trackers in ~tech

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    I'm on iOS, as it so happens. One could do Plex for music, I guess. I've never used it for music and I didn't know it was so laggy.

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    I'm on iOS, as it so happens.

    One could do Plex for music, I guess. I've never used it for music and I didn't know it was so laggy.

  20. Comment on Thoughts on private trackers in ~tech

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    I think private trackers are a gift to humanity. I use them for various content like films/documentaries/tv shows/anime as well as more niche stuff and have 0 complaints. It can be hard to get the...

    I think private trackers are a gift to humanity. I use them for various content like films/documentaries/tv shows/anime as well as more niche stuff and have 0 complaints.

    It can be hard to get the first invite to a reputable private tracker, but after that you can reach other trackers through the forums.

    As far as comparing them to usenet, I think private trackers are better because they're not scene exclusive. There's trackers out there that focus on the most obscure of topics, whereas usenet generally just has the newest movies and tv shows that get released -- with private trackers you can things like movies from the 1910s that a handful of people care about.

    I'm definitely not against legal solutions, but we're very far away from a centralized video platform with everything available to everyone. Netflix seems like the best option, but it's missing so much content, at least in my country. I gave the trial a shot, but it's really not worth it, when I can just setup sonarr/radarr + plex and have literally any content I want.

    Sadly, it seems that the legit streaming market is heading more and more towards the cable business model: lots of split up providers, each with their own subscription (Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, BBC iPlayer, etc.) and they're planning on bundling content with ads, too.

    I've made the switch from piracy to legit services for music with Spotify, and I honestly don't regret it; it's great. Sure, WCD had more content and a better community, but I just want to stream some playlists on the go, not download mongolian throat singing or something -- and I'm guessing I'm in the majority of music listeners here. The convenience is way worth it with Spotify. The same cannot be said for any video streaming service, yet.

    12 votes