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[-] Tired8281 39 points 10 months ago

Just means I'll have the shittiest Chromebook I can buy used, for access to the sites you just listed, and my Linux laptop for everything else. If their non-financial, non-commerce site won't let me in with my adblocking Linux machine, I just won't go there. There will be lots of site still, run by us, that don't do this shit, and they'll get my traffic.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 10 months ago

And I can bet that Google will spy on your home network from that shitty chromebook

[-] Takumidesh 17 points 10 months ago
[-] Tired8281 8 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

They already do that from my Android phone, and I'm sure as hell not going Apple. Linux phones aren't there yet, maybe in a few years, but I'll still need an Android phone for the same reasons I'd need a Chromebok, bank apps will never support Linux phones. And yeah, like everybody said, VLANs. I already have one for untrusted IoT devices, I'll just spin up another for Chromebooks.

[-] cyberpunk007 6 points 10 months ago

Not mine. I have a VLAN for that.

[-] Noxvento 6 points 10 months ago

Yeah VLANs seem like a viable option for the average user. ;-)

[-] cyberpunk007 8 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

It's true, but you can say that about almost anything. For example, for the "average" user lemmy is confusing compared to reddit.

Besides, I'm just talking about how I tackle diseases inside my network, not what the average user should do.

[-] Noxvento 3 points 10 months ago

Creating an account on lemmy.world is not much more difficult than creating one on reddit. Configurating VLANs is another story.

[-] aStonedSanta 1 points 10 months ago

I have a router that can do it. Then I realized it felt like work to learn it so I stopped.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 10 months ago

Just means I’ll have the shittiest Chromebook I can buy

Google Exec: "But you did buy it, yes?"

[-] Tired8281 13 points 10 months ago

Not from them! They don't make a dime when I buy yours.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

My thoughts on buying used Nintendo games. Love the IPS hate how Nintendo treats people. I'll gladly buy the new Pokémon game from you for 2 quid less than retail.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 10 months ago

Also gotta make sure it doesn't "expire" or be the sucker buying ewaste that's "no longer supported"

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