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Mark Dain Does anyone here drive (preferably in the UK)? I'm going to an insurance place to see what car insurance is like. I tried to get a quote for a Ford Ranger, most places don't have it as an option, then I found you need to get it as a van? The insurance worked out to be something stupid like PS500 ... a month. Even for smaller/more realistic quotes like a Smart Car it's PS250/month. Going to see what my options are tomorrow
Randoming Have you tried some of the comparison sites like gocompare or moneysavingexpert?
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Mark Dain I guess a good start would be to VPN to another country? I use Private Internet Access; my VPN terminates in Texas. On top of that you'd need clean DNS records, I prefer OpenDNS but Google DNS is also popular. Then, add some icing on the cake; EFF's HTTPS Everywhere plugin forces SSL for sites that have SSL but don't default to it (e.g. Only redirect to SSL for a login but the server supports it for everything). Of course, truly circumventing would rely on us knowing what sort of restrictions they actually want to implement.
🤔 John Happens a lot when it gets to HR for final approval. Generally they enforce total radio silence as HR is weird.
☕ David Antoine Indeed. In that case it's probably better to be a group of people so to spread the investment risk. Small remote tech-hubs would be nice, even to host thematic seminars every week for example... The nearest city is 50 miles away, so if you have a job there it's an option as well, except during the winter maybe. Small curved roads and snow don't go well together...
Randoming Ugh.. I really don't know if I can handle another five years of Tory government. Might be time to start making alternative plans... independent.co.uk/...
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☕ David Antoine That's probably one of those opportunities you get ones in a lifetime...
John Olinda I like Manjaro XFCE a lot, or Manjaro i3, depending on what it's being used for.
Mark Dain I just got surprised with train tickets to Bletchley Park next weekend by the guy I've been dating! So many nice things in one regular sized sentence
Bugabinga At least disable UPNP ;) I plan to play around with OpenBSD on a PINE64. It is clearly even more effort to start learning yet another thing, but (at least looking from the outside) the OpenBSD seems to manage change carefully, so hopefully knowledge is useful longer term. But it also seems to rely on a lot of implicit knowledge, so I`ll see if the hurdle is to big...
Bugabinga How much effort do other IT professionals spend on their own home network infrastructure? As a developer, I roughly know what *should* be done, but find it mostly overwhelming in terms of time and effort.
Kodo I use emacs with evil mode
🏒 Lucian Marin I would strongly recommend nano in that case.
🏒 Lucian Marin I wondered why Ubuntu GNOME 17.04 is so polished and stable. Now I get my answer. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will ship with GNOME desktop, not Unity. Finally some good news from my favorite Linux distribution. GNOME is unstoppable. Ubuntu on servers is unstoppable. Both will finally meet in 2018. Sublevel is powered by 16.04 LTS and it will still be powered by Ubuntu in 3 years.