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    For me at least, youtube just up and switched it one day. You use google+ now! Oh, okay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumpy View Post
    Maybe this is a silly question, but why is posting videos on youtube or commenting about such videos important enough that you would create a google+ account, despite your other objections?
    I haven't created a Google+ account. Ever. But one day I simply had one. With full username and password associated with my gmail account too. Simply because I had a always empty youtube channel and would comment occasionally on Crusader Kings II videos and Chemistry/Mathematics educational videos. I since deleted that Google+ account. But by doing so, I can no longer use my YouTube channel (which I rarely did, but it was there just in case) and I can no longer make comments on Crusader Kings II or educational videos. So, to answer your question it isn't important.

    So it's the business practices of this company that I can no longer stand. My relationship with Google has been deteriorating through the years. On a few occasions I have looked hard for alternatives (from search engines to mobile OSes and email). There really isn't much. The company that once took us out of our relationship with bad business, is today bad business. And there doesn't seem to exist another Google in the horizon to free us from it. In any case, I'll take subpar services, spam, my email sold to third-parties than one more day with this company.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    In any case, I'll take subpar services, spam, my email sold to third-parties than one more day with this company.
    O_o

    Well, I'd say "Dreamhost". They actually have decent, if not great depending on the branch, services with similar support for those services. The only issue I have is related to third-party security.

    Full disclosure: I've now been a "Dreamhost" customer for a several years, and yes, you absolutely will find plenty of horror stories. I'm not here to make excuses on their behalf because I don't care; if you aren't technically competent with "GNU/Linux", you will probably have a bad time with "Dreamhost" support.

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    What email protocol do you want to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnprintf View Post
    What email protocol do you want to use?
    Since I'm after a web service, it pretty much doesn't matter. I never made use of IMAP or POP3 features on web email and probably never will.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I use my own domain for one of my non-pseudo email addresses.

    Last few years, I've had email for the cost of the domain registration around $7 per year. Currently, it's registered at godaddy. They have their basic email account included for free. I believe it's no longer free?

    Most of the time, I can find some decent deals that make domain registration and hosting less than $10 per year. If there are no deals, I'll just point my domain to a free web hosting provider and turn up my spam filters.

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    Nah. I'd rather use a VPS if it was the case I made a move towards hosting services. Web hosting email servers are out of my control.

    EDIT: Anyways, I'm currently reevaluating gmx.com. I don't trust 1on1 one bit, but what the heck. I really want to pull the plug on google.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    It’s 2014 and I still use printf() for debugging.


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    I only have a Google+ account for my blog, but I can't stand it when I'm reading through the YouTube comments out of general curiosity, and there's "insert name" has shared this video on their Google+ page.

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    The google+ issue is clearly for making users create g+ accounts! So far, I have seen the "quality of the comments" and the general idea to have been severed damaged.
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    It’s 2014 and I still use printf() for debugging.


    "Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. " —Harold Abelson

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    I hope posting 4 weeks after the last post doesn't constitute resurrecting an old thread here, but a quick search using a well-known search engine took me here:
    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/1...email-accounts

    Actually, I searched on "duckduckgo email" but they don't do email, as they state here:
    https://duck.co/help/features/email

    But they do provide links, one of which is to that EFF article.
    I think you can put a signature here.

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