shut your pihole

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  1. uberfukken

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    I decided to take an old 32-bit dust bucket of a PC I had laying around and turn it into a DNS filter using Pi Hole.

    It immediately started blocking 30% of the traffic going out of my computer which is almost exclusively Microsoft phoning home about who-the-fuck-knows and Google logging what I had for breakfast.

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    Where the hell is @KoalaRimjob to give me the Microsoft Certified Professionalâ„¢ spin on this.

    I got paranoid and added about 200 spam lists to the database but then it started blocking facebook and twitter altogether (not necessarily a bad thing).

    It's pretty eye opening to see the amount and frequency these operating systems send back user data. I haven't connected my phone to the pihole yet but I'm expecting similar results with my carrier needing to know my GPS coords every 60 seconds.
     
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  2. Linkermann

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    I once let windows 7 install a new update on my old PC and it got so slowed down from sending "usage data" all the fucking time I had to reinstall the whole thing.
     
  3. uberfukken

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    Now days the Windows 7 updates just blue screen your system. It's their way of saying "you should have took the free upgrade"
     
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    Windows 10 is too obnoxious with its ads in the whatever they renamed the start menu to.
     
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    10 is better than 8, 7 is better than 10, but Microsoft is taking active measures to break 7 and force people off it.

    Linux workstations are a joke and Macs are just as bad. There really isn't an alternative.
     
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    I tried out linux for the first time and I ran into many difficulties. I had to install several distros until I found one that actually works on my PC. Then it was a nightmare to get it to work. I wasted an hour to find out that I had to install the sudo command first and only then could I install a graphics card driver. Even after there weren't many programs for my i386 build, so I was very limited. In the end an update fucked it up and I couldn't find the boot disc (which had an online installer), so I was like fuck this shit.
     
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    I use linux.
     
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  9. uberfukken

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    Shave your neck.
     
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    This but Windows 10.
     
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    I'll allow her with a goddamn sledgehammer.

    It reset my Xbox password remotely once cuz I got a new laptop n was trying to set up a new Microsoft acct for it. It asked me if I wanted to apply the changes to all devices, yeah sure.

    Fucker.
     
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    What's the difference to using this http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm ? I mean, besides monitoring.
     
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    That's for one client, PiHole becomes a DNS server and handles the whole network.
     
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    Windows 10 is terrific.
     
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    I tried setting up something similar when someone on Suprbay promoted the idea and I had the same outcome of everything being blocked.

    For alternative search engine searx.me was starting to look good (general info), but now it's broken because of google's captchas. For an extra layer of tinfoil, you could take this mirror list of theirs and cycle between them as your homepage.

    Maybe try ecosia.org, if you're not feeling lucky but more like a dirty hippie. :baked:
    80% percent of the income they get for selling google your data, amirite? or they consider the "surplus income" to be a small part of their profits.

    When it comes to search engines I just don't know or care anymore, everyone's out there to shove a webcam up your ass because it pays. What we really need is a company making big profit from polluting the big bros with spammy yet sophisticated noise data.