As in "Hoi sveethot, ve gun tok. Ist gut."*
*Thanks to the Jägerkin in Girl Genius
1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
Busy with factory reinstall of a Win10 Lenovo laptop - it got bogged down for some reason. Slow to start, slow to get the desktop ready for user interaction.
And I did not load the usual bevy of malware/crapware/bloated apps, it have Firefox, office 2013, and one or two other apps... but it just got slow.
Maybe it is the hard drive moseying on over for a nice pension somewhere. I have replaced it with an SSD anyway.
Back in that time, email in South Africa was only available to a select few - and we had to dial up to CompuServe (ick) or our local BBS in order to retrieve our email.
Then it started to gather momentum, and more people got email@example.com addresses - mine was ****@mweb.co.za for a long while, but when they got too uppity with their pricing, I went over to google.com
And today I'm contemplating the move away from google.com to something else where my emails won't be perused by bots in order to serve advertisements targeted at myself.
Painful memories of a dr (who shall remain nameless) and a stinkpad (when IBM was still IBM and OS/2 was available) with win95 installed - and no free IRQ's... It was a delicate juggle to get things to work perfectly, then you'd bugger off post haste - only to hear that he've purchased another doohicky for his stinkpad and need to get it to work...
Extra point of failure for internet services, especially for big sites. Should Cloudflare goes TITSUP* for whatever reason, a lot of sites may be inaccessible or open to attack.
On the other hand, if Cloudflare uses best practice, and keeps Mr Murphy far and away, then it will work.
But we have seen too much Fun Things Happening of late.
*Total Inability To Support Usual Protection
Forewarned is forearmed, although those people who are not savvy enough to spot that extra dot will have some issues.
Sure, there are benefits of having firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, BUT the risks far outweigh the benefits. So, from my side I say that it is a huge risk, and not something I need in my life.
Time to go hunting for a different email provider then.
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