> If I can subscribe online, I should be able to cancel online. No phoning or going somewhere physically. It should be illegal.
I find it difficult to find a reason that we shouldn't outlaw these "hoops" that exist only to make ending the subscription harder.
Old dell servers are often cheaper and more powerful than devices sold as NAS systems!
Buy a USB 3 PCIe card and you can attach all your cheap USB SATA mass storage to it or fill it with SSD drives or both.
- something else I'm forgetting right now
TheJen - Jen Wojcik (@TheJen@beige.party)
Gotta love it. Watching a whole bunch of GenXers out here quietly doing what we always do: Adapt. There is a non insignificant number of us building big NAS media storage systems and collecting physical media to store on it for our perpetual and uninterrupted use. No corporation can unalive your library because it lives where they can't touch it. Worried about losing everything because it's all digital? Get yourself a GenX friend. *This is also subversive AF in case any of you anarchist …
This could massively change the way satellites operate.
Imagine flinging chemicals into orbit for delivery to satellites to recharge thrusters instead of de-orbiting old satellites because they can't keep their position anymore.
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This isn't "broken" but rather people are using the wrong mental model for the mentioned-only audience setting.
The same way we don't call e-mail broken for operating like postcards, not packages or vaults carried in armored trucks to the recipient.
Matt Blaze (@email@example.com)
Periodic reminder that the "Direct Message" / "Private Mention" function here is dangerously broken with confusing semantics. - Anyone mentioned *anywhere* in the body of a PM gets a copy. - "Disabling" PMs in your profile merely means YOU never see messages sent to you; senders can still send them, with no error indication. - Nothing is encrypted, which means administrators on any instance that processes a message can see them. I strongly recommend using something else for private messages.