Sounds like a storm in a teacup if it only affected three customers.
15 posts • joined 12 Dec 2006
I use the Chrome extension at work because I already have an existing VPN connection in Windows and PIA doesn't seem to work well with my other connection. It's great to use, but their bypass list functionality is an utter mess.
I've requested that they open up their code several times so that I could help out, and I'm really glad that I can start contributing to it.
When I first started out with PIA, I used their app because I honestly didn't know any better. It is/was frankly awful, and I had endless problems whenever it needed an update. Removing the network adapter didn't always work correctly, and the server selection UI is still very slow to this day.
*But*, it did work out of the box, and I think this is what they were aiming for.
Sure, it's not perfect, but it allows people to quickly and easily secure their Internet connection. For more technically proficient users it makes sense to just use OpenVPN directly to avoid the messy overhead.
Just a word of warning to the unwise - if you try this at home without the right quantities, you'll end up with a worktop FULL of grey-coloured bubbles and a knackered blender.
I asked Argos if this was covered by the extended warranty they try to ram down the throats of customers and they told me it wasn't, even if I broke it in the name of "making possibly world-shattering scientific breakthroughs".
I love Google Drive, having tried many different products before settling on this one. Being on the 9.99 a month deal, the storage boost is a welcome addition, but I think it'll be a while before I get anywhere close to filling that up.
However, I still think they need to add more functionality, such as:
* Selective syncing. I don't want to have to sync everything on each machine; just a little on each. Syncplicity has the right idea.
* File deltas (versioning). They kinda have this with their own document formats, but it should be available on all file types, like several other cloud storage specialists.
* Full system backup, and not just my documents, or items in my Google Drive folder.
Overall, great pricing/storage combo, but still lacking on the features front.
Am I the only person here who is a happy customer with Virgin Media?
Sure, I've had problems with Virgin Media's service in the past, and had an occasional outage, but I've had severe outages with other ISPs such as Karoo (KC) and BT as well.
Every time I've called them, they've been helpful, and if they couldn't solve my problem there and then, they credit my account with a chunk of money and free services until the engineer can come out.
I've not had any problems with the Superhub either. I'd prefer it if they didn't reskin it and take out useful things like DNS, but there are ways around that anyway.
It works both ways however. The fact that the entrants spotted these vulnerabilities and planned to exploit them for monetary gain doesn't exactly cast them in the best light either.
They could have disclosed those bugs privately to the companies concerned before the competition and made nothing (or less, in Mozilla's/Google's case), but instead they chose to withhold said exploit for the chance to win.
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