• @Tired8281
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    3910 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.

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        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
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        610 months ago

        Not mine. I have a VLAN for that.

        • @Noxvento
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          610 months ago

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

          • @cyberpunk007
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            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
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              310 months ago

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

              • @aStonedSanta
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                110 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]
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      1410 months ago

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

      Google Exec: “But you did buy it, yes?”

      • @Tired8281
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        1310 months ago

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

        • @[email protected]
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          610 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]
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        610 months ago

        Also gotta make sure it doesn’t “expire” or be the sucker buying ewaste that’s “no longer supported”