lifehack: whenever public wifi asks you for your email, instead of giving it to them, do this ONE NEAT TRICK
look at the name of the company trying to collect it (it will never be the restaurant or cafe, always some soulless data brokering tech firm) and type in "sales" or "hello" @companyname.website
give them a taste of their own medicine!!
doing this + using a vpn will not only make your web traffic unsellable to them, but the unsellable noise you create will be attributed in their system....to themselves
extreme lifehack supermode: do both of these things and then pirate hella files on the public wifi
FREE INFORMATION REVOLUTION
and here i always used firstname.lastname@example.org
@hirojin as long as it's not your real information, you're a winner!
@HYPERLINK well, without the +spam it would be
with that, it just goes straight into spam.
@hirojin o shit wait does gmail do this?! i think I learned something today too!
@HYPERLINK i have no idea
i haven't used gmail in more than a decade
@HYPERLINK ive just been attributing my traffic to whoever owns no @ thanks.com but this is fucking genius
@HYPERLINK This is actually brilliant. Internet on the train just got more amusing.
@HYPERLINK If you want to annoy the right person, it's also am idea to ask for the managers business card. ^^
So I'm not the only one who does that! Also, when I download a whitepaper that requires registration, in order to avoid having a salesperson call, I enter the company's own phone number on the registration form.
Done but with a few mistypes but who care. I put name of great scientists usually.
@HYPERLINK last time i used public wifi (maybe 2013 or 2014 now) everything in the uk was managed by one company called "the cloud" or something, and they'd charge you after the first 30 minutes ever, not just per location
so most "free wifi" signs were actually "paid wifi" 99% of the time
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