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@decryption@aus.social

Writes about computers for a living. Australian.

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Yet another person is using my gmail address with a dot in the username thinking it is theirs - this time it's enrolling their kid in school. Normally I do nothing but should I do something here? I have the damn kids birth cert, full details of the family, etc.

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@purserj oh yeah, i have their mobile phone number (they're australian)

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@purserj yep, even the parents, lol

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@trib it's basically the smith or jones of malta

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@trib it happens all the damn time with gmail and icloud - rental applications, car loans, court appearances, etc. - people legit do not know their goddamn email address

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@purserj the school or the mum ya reckon?

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@burgerdrome contacted the school, lets see what happens

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Issue 2098 of The Sizzle just left my mail server!

Today's headlines:

  • Huge leak of Google's Search algorithm internal documentation

  • Netflix & Amazon Prime get price bumps in Australia, again

  • The National Robotics Strategy will helps us dominate the robot instead of it dominating us

  • tinyPod turns your Apple Watch into an iPod

And the following stuff is on sale thanks to Ozbargain:

  • Cheap Playstation Plus, JB Hi-Fi 10% off almost everything, Jabra earbuds, Android watches, Moto G84 phone, Sony & Nikon cameras, iPads on Telstra plans, Sonos Move, iPad Pro M4, Ryzen 5950X CPU

If you aren't a subscriber, you missed out on today's issue - don't make that mistake again! Visit https://thesizzle.com.au to sign up for Australia's best tech email newsletter.

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every time I mention Palestine in the DRW newsletter I get at least one (usually more) angry responses with a "why wont you stick to tech/privacy/security" vibe

surveillance and AI tech—fueled by data collection of Palestinians—are amplifying the genocide. Israel exports its tech around the world, 'battled-tested' on Palestinians. Israel has contracts with large data-extractive tech companies. these are privacy and security issues.

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@floreani good to know im not the only one who gets these "please stick to tech" complaints massive eye roll

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I really need to get a wood fire pizza oven/the add on for the bbq in summer.

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@Caprica wood fired pizza is the best

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two cheeks of the same arse, lol - im gonna have to remember that one (good article too) https://www.innovationaus.com/labor-and-coalition-are-two-cheeks-of-the-same-arse-on-it/

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@aussiegeek i wish i did!

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wife has hired an EV for her parents visit next week, experience tells me she will be the one driving it. This might be the turning point in my quest to shift the family car to electric.

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@haakon @Kels_316 @nickzoic yep, I'm on that plan and it's great

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Anyone recommend an email service that if a free tier for a small subscriber base?

cc @decryption

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@jono depends if you’re cool with the service tracking links, clicks and opens of every email

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@jono mailerlite is nice and basic, activecampaign has a good CRM component to it, mailchimp is very popular so lots of guides around the net to learn it & integrations that work with it

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Girl dinner sorted.

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@Caprica ooh is this at NQR? I want some

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Issue 2097 of The Sizzle just left my mail server!

Today's headlines:

  • Optus loses bid to keep its forensic report into 2022 data breach secret

  • EFF & FIRE allowed to be involved in eSafety vs X federal court case

  • xAI gets $6b of funding that may as well be flushed down the toilet

  • If you happen to be in Switzerland, please buy me an LTO tape used at CERN

And the following stuff is on sale thanks to Ozbargain:

  • Cheap Razer mouse, Belkin USB charger, Motorola phone, Coolermaster monitor, Apple gift cards, refurb Fetch PVR, 20% off at DigiDirect

If you aren't a subscriber, you missed out on today's issue - don't make that mistake again! Visit https://thesizzle.com.au to sign up for Australia's best tech email newsletter.

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Got the Casio watch and it’s much smaller than I remember. Looks stupid on my fat wrist. Need a bigger watch!

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@simonoid i think i'd like it more if it was just like 1cm bigger on all sides

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@jamesh the Swatch Twice Again is nice - $140 is a bit more than I want to spend though.

https://www.swatch.com/en-au/twice-again-so29b703/SO29B703.html

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@tintinaujapon that was my first reaction too, haha - even my wife said "is that a kids watch?"

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@georgeharito not bad, will have a look at the dimensions - hoping to spend under $100!

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@georgeharito the apple watch is better value than I realised - for ~$250 I get a watch that updates the time itself and has a nice big screen (but it semi-fragile, will require an expensive battery upgrade after 3-4 years and imho looks ugly)

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@georgeharito all the notifications can be disabled, but yeah, they can get turned on again pretty easily too

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@georgeharito about 1cm bigger, which is nice

48.9 × 42.8 × 13.4 mm
vs
38.2 × 35.2 × 8.5 mm

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@joeyjojo I wanted to love the F91W but yeah, looks small on me. Something cheap and in the 49mm x 44mm zone or bigger would be nice

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