Comment history for ThatOnePrivacyGuy.

Any of you Voat's use VPN's? by UncleSpez1 in AskVoat

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Of course not! I'm glad people find it useful.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Any of you Voat's use VPN's? by UncleSpez1 in AskVoat

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

I'm still around and it is updated regularly.

How to select the best VPN setup for you by pangaea in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I guess you need to specify what you mean by "trustworthy".

Almost every service that engages in native advertising is attempting to deceive its future customers. That alone disqualifies them from earning my trust. Other than that, they often do things like lie about no-logging policies, incentivize social media spam, claim their services are perfectly secure, etc. There's a LOT of room for improvement where trustworthiness is concerned.

How to select the best VPN setup for you by pangaea in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I have a lot of issues with this. For a start, not all paid VPNs are trustworthy, in fact I'd say 90% aren't.

Hummingbird gets a good scratch by knight_owl in NatureIsFuckingLit

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

So majestic.

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Send me an email, use PGP if you wish. I have some questions that might help you make the decision.

Chemists Accidentally Created a Battery That Could Last a Lifetime by St1ka in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Aww, you just spoiled every tech blog's article about this tomorrow

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I know it's frustrating, but in order to stay unbiased, I don't like making direct recommendations. The reviews are selected randomly, so that's kind of my chance to unload.

More often than not, you can whittle down the list to a few solid choices in just a few mimutes. People are so used to getting an easy, instant recommendation about every other kind of product online, but unfortunately the VPN industry will chew you up and spit you out if you succumb to that temptation, by virtue of scummy marketing.

Others are free to make a direct recommendation, provided they give a detailed reason why it would suit the original asker's needs of course. The point of the megathread is least of all for me to weigh in - but since it's new on voat and slowly building particpation, I thought I'd give those two cents, for what it was worth.

Do VPN makers realize that one dropped connection can get some people in some countries killed? by 4JewKakkle in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago

The answer to this is complicated and may depress you. The fact of the matter is, that 80+% of VPN companies are run by people/companies who do not know or care how to run a competent service, nor about the plight of their customers in such countries.

They employ all kinds of shady marketing tactics and given the nature of webservices, count on you never seeing their face. The kinds of killswitches implemented in commercial VPN clients are almost always unreliable in one way or another - the only way to prevent what you're describing, is a properly configured firewall.

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

People absolutely can weigh in here regarding your query. This is just my 2 cents, but I do understand people's needs to want a quick suggestion to make life easy. That said, I don't think asking users to do some research and try a few services is out of line.

The Best Moment of Final Fantasy 6 by VoatWraith in gaming

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Sabin rocks.

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Have you tried using the advanced filters on the table yet? You can filter out 14E and logging easily.

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Hey, its really dependent on your needs and threat model. If you filter it down to your top 3-5 services, you can then try them out to see which have the best speeds and server locations. To be unbiased, I don't give direct recommendations however. Best of luck!

Recommendations Megathread by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Definitely filter the VPN Comparison Chart by your needs and threat model. Try the top 3-5 results while taking advantage of refunds and trial periods as well to find one that will work best for you. In the meantime, definitely reach out to your existing provider's support channel and see what they can do for you.

Colombia declares Bitcoin and other digital currencies illegal by Fred-Stiller-OnAWire in cryptocurrency

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

They night as well make sunshine and gravity illegal while they're at it.

Top 7 Linux games of 2016 by Mixplate in Linux

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

This list looks suspiciously similar to the Top 7 Linux games of 2015...

Self-Driving Cars Will Exacerbate Organ Shortages Unless We Start Preparing Now - "Currently, 1 in 5 organ donations comes from the victim of a vehicular accident." by rwbj in technology

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Obviously, we need to raise the speed limit and legalize road rage.

/s

Alternate VPN sub by [deleted] in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

I understand, but I disagree. We can leave it there.

Alternate VPN sub by [deleted] in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

What would be your definition of a grey area? (I'd make the argument that native advertising, by definition, is misleading.)

Any recommendation on a private VPN I can install on a dedicated apache/linux server? by pompousone in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

Look into OpenVPN.

Any recommendation on a private VPN I can install on a dedicated apache/linux server? by pompousone in VPN

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Be careful, resellers of commercial VPNs troll the web looking for this question. Anyone willing to give you a direct recommendation is likely invested in it. Your best bet is to compare them for yourself based on your needs and threat model.

Welcome to /v/pn by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

I see big companies getting cocky, censoring, their canaries dying, etc and I want to support alternatives.

Thoughts on riseup.net? by [deleted] in pn

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Please post your question in the recommendation megathread (rule 10)

/v/pn - An unbiased subverse for VPN discussion and information by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in newsubverses

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago

The mods are just active enough to make that hard. I looked into it before, but came to the conclusion that making this sub is the best course. Maybe in time.

/v/pn - An unbiased subverse for VPN discussion and information by ThatOnePrivacyGuy in newsubverses

[–]ThatOnePrivacyGuy [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago

I am the same guy from Reddit, and thanks for the kind words. (Proof is on my contact page)

The other mods and I do our best to make it a useful sub! I'd love to see this sub grow like that one has.