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by GekkoP
Sun May 22, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 805
Views: 144463

Re: TV series

^ First episode rich in violence, sex and nudity. Ancient Rome as wild as it gets, I suppose.
by GekkoP
Fri May 20, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: Movies, Flicks, Films, Videos, cinematography
Replies: 1436
Views: 215247

Re: Movies, Flicks, Films, Videos, cinematography

Nightmare Alley
Del Toro is not my favourite director and yet I always end up watching his films. This is way too long to hold any interest in me. Cinematography-wise is a beauty, but it circles around the same thing over and over and over again.
by GekkoP
Fri May 20, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: TV series
Replies: 805
Views: 144463

Re: TV series

I'll start with Rome soon. I cannot resist this time period.
by GekkoP
Fri May 20, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: App Store
Replies: 83
Views: 17152

Re: App Store

^ I am a FlorisBoard user and I like it, although no autocompletion as of now.
by GekkoP
Fri May 20, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: App Store
Replies: 83
Views: 17152

Re: App Store

I just reset the phone and now use exclusively F-Droid and did not login into any Google account. The phone is already running better and I discovered OsmAnd. I knew about the app but never tried it or at least could not get it to work before. Oh boy how I love the maps for my bike rides, finally h...
by GekkoP
Wed May 18, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^ Thanks. Although I see already a systray icon for the Mullvad application, but maybe it's something Ubuntu did. And to be fair, is not very informative.

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by GekkoP
Tue May 17, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^ I second the Droid-ify advice. Also, I went to Uni for an exam today (written test, I feel confident about it, but I don't know the mark yet) and no problem whatsoever with DivestOS: I bought train tickets, listened to some music during the travel and encrypted a couple of emails. VPN was alive an...
by GekkoP
Mon May 16, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

But is there such a phone though, and would it matter? If you're deGoogling, then wouldn't device compatibility with the ROM you intend to use outweigh whatever privacy/security state the stock phone comes in? That's my understanding, at least. They're all good questions, and actually the ones I am...
by GekkoP
Mon May 16, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

I was tempted to get a Pixel and put GrapheneOS or CalyxOS on it, but the issues I've read about with microG on Calyx or Graphene's sandboxing (checking an app on Exodus doesn't really tell you much, frankly) give me pause. The other issue has been the lack of local availability for Pixels (importi...
by GekkoP
Sun May 15, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: MUSIC SECTION (/dev/audio)
Topic: Electronic sounds thread
Replies: 571
Views: 119935

Re: Electronic sounds thread

^ On right now. Yep, my kind of thing thanks.

I'll share the download if I find any.
by GekkoP
Sun May 15, 2022 11:22 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^ Yes, I think those points pretty much sum it all well. Although I also suspect the IT department behind SPID preferring the easy solution Google offers (the usual popularity/comfort zone deal) and not caring much about greater concerns. I mean, I am fairly sure they didn't try too much to push for...
by GekkoP
Sun May 15, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

Funny how they deem SMS-based 2FA as insecure but are more than happy to depend on GPS for the in-app notifications, instead of adopting proven OTP standards. This. And it's why that SPID thing I mentioned is particularly ridiculous. You want to prove my digital identity when I have to deal with my...
by GekkoP
Sun May 15, 2022 7:32 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^ That's the reason I went for DivestOS: complete de-googling (as far as possible, I mean). Home banking seems to be working just fine, at least the functions I need. I also found a workaround for that SPID thing which lets me use it without the phone app: basically part of the authentication proces...
by GekkoP
Sat May 14, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

Banking is harder because some of it needs Google Play Services. Also, in Italy we have a thing called SPID (https://www.spid.gov.it/en/) which baffingly enough requires Google Play Services as well. I don't think DivestOS supports microG (see here ), but this is a newbie at smartphone flashing writ...
by GekkoP
Sat May 14, 2022 6:11 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^ Interesting, thanks for the tip.

Speaking of privacy-related tinkering, I flashed DivestOS on my 6-year old Fairphone 2 yesterday and so far so good. Home banking is going to be a bit trickier, but the little else I need to do with this phone works as fine as before.
by GekkoP
Fri May 13, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

Edit: I didn't expect you to get a Mullvad account after me mentioning them. I hope you've done some of your own research as well. Don't just rely on word of mouth from a fool on the internet! Fwiw, I do have a couple of complaints about Mullvad, biggest one being their mobile apps, especially the ...
by GekkoP
Fri May 13, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

Great, thanks for the clarification.

And yes, I think you're great at elucidating stuff. ;)
by GekkoP
Fri May 13, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

@gutterslob Any reason why you are preferring NextDNS instead of what Mullvad already provides? AFAIK, Mullvad already does its things with DNS settings. Just curious (and eager to learn, of course).
by GekkoP
Fri May 13, 2022 7:29 am
Forum: INTRODUCTIONS & CHAT (/dev/null)
Topic: /dev/null
Replies: 1522
Views: 246028

Re: /dev/null

^^ Just wanted to say thank you because I moved to Mullvad and setting it up on my devices was quick and easy. Their CLI app for the home server is nice as well.
by GekkoP
Wed May 11, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: MUSIC SECTION (/dev/audio)
Topic: Italy
Replies: 64
Views: 14255

Re: Italy

New record from Liberato, finally > https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... r5FCXCnCme