[-] tonnert 66 points 8 months ago

What is even more infuriating, I'm from one of the countries that had YouTube Premium Lite available. €6,99 for adfree YouTube with none of the 'offline' or YouTube Music nonsense that I wouldn't be using anyway.

My wife and myself have been subscribed for about 6 months now, totally seeing the value of it. Literally one month after signing my mum also onto it, she gets an email telling her that her subscription will end in a month from now.

Fuck that shit.

YouTube Premium Lite was perfect, affordable and removed exactly the main issue with YouTube: ads. Endless stupid amounts of ads.

I'll go back to Firefox with any amount of extensions that block ads and block the ad-block blockers. Google would have to burn the browser market to the ground before I'll consider subscribing again.

Rotterdam! (lemmy.world)
submitted 10 months ago by tonnert to c/rotterdam

De mooiste rotstad van Nederland

[-] tonnert 9 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

It can be done optionally, right? I fully agree that creating an account, which (ironically) cannot be federated using one of the big IDPs, creates unnecessary friction.

Normies are used to be able to login via one of these.

[-] tonnert 4 points 10 months ago

Is it an idea to get her a new DVD player which also reads USB sticks?

[-] tonnert 15 points 10 months ago

So, how many of you are in the position to become a union member?

[-] tonnert 10 points 10 months ago

Brave is awesome on iOS where it will block YT ads! However, for regular desktop usage I've been using Firefox for the better part of 2 decades. Never really weaned off it actually.

Especially with the sync option, they are the perfect alternative to Chrome or any of the other commercial initiatives.

[-] tonnert 1 points 10 months ago

Wat fijn om een /thenetherlands te hebben! Het valt me wel op dat je een sub-lemmy (is dat een woord) kunt aanmaken op een instantie die al op een andere instantie bestaat. Ben benieuwd hoe dat er uitziet na een paar dagen?

[-] tonnert 39 points 10 months ago* (last edited 10 months ago)

The silver lining here might also be that the internet that we knew and loved 25 years ago might actually reappear. The 'other' stuff would just become background noise to the ones 'in the know'.

[-] tonnert 8 points 10 months ago

This is absolutely fantastic! Thanks so much!

[-] tonnert 19 points 10 months ago

Go go go. I’m so sick and tired of the hatred, the ignorance and frankly speaking, the stupidness.

I’m from a culture that is not very forgiving and tolerant, even though on the tin it says we are.

And it took me years to see and understand it. Now that I’ve conquered that ignorance, hell no we are not going to regress!!

[-] tonnert 5 points 11 months ago

That way doctors and hospitals will actually have to compete for our business, true free market, where the quality of service will increase while out of pocket costs decrease.

European chiming in here, which explains my totally communist/socialist viewpoint, I call bullshit. There is no healthcare 'market'. When a person falls ill, they have no time/energy to seek out the highest quality/most cost-effective hospital or healthcare professionals. They turn to the one that is closest by and specialised in their ailment.

Just like there are no markets for housing, energy, water, public transport and all the other public services that just require deep public investments. These services do not need to make a profit, precisely because profit seeking takes away the investment capacity. This seems to be so hard to understand for folks in the US, I guess the decades long propaganda has taken its toll.

And yes, if one needs a lipo or a breast implant... For sure, that's a market. As these are completely unnecessary, demand based services.


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