* Posts by dca1

6 posts • joined 19 Nov 2018

Lights, camera, camera, camera, action: iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip biz in new iPhone, iPad, Watch, chip shocker

dca1

Not even parity

The US price excludes Sales Tax, the UK price includes VAT at 20% which makes it £833 before tax, which makes it $1,029 at todays rates. Granted nowhere in the states has sales tax at 20% so it will always be cheaper there but the bump in price is down to the UK Treasury and not down to Apple.. unfortunately for the narrative of this story.

The purple SIM of fail: Virgin Mobile punters left in the dark with batch of borked cards

dca1

Am I the only person i nthe world who doesn't have problems with Virgin services?

Use them for mobile, £8 a month for 8GB data + calls, texts. Always works. Still on red sim card though.

Use them for broadband, no downtime despite others in my area saying they have it. Granted I use my own router.

Huawei new smartphone won't be Mate-y with Google apps as trade sanctions kick in

dca1

Surely Huawei can just facilitate the user adding these?

Could there not be an app installed on the phone which pulls the various gapps at the users request? Nothing on the phone at time of delivery, Google Apps are only installed once the user chooses to do so. No clue if there is an official location where Play Store and Google Play Services can be downloaded from though.

Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much

dca1

Re: Is it time....

Anyone that can't/won't shell out the cost of a Pi for this is likely not interested (yet) in their privacy. The time will come when using things like Pi-hole is the norm for a home network and people understand that they should control where their data goes to from their house.

For now though your friends could run a docker container quite easily, I'm sure that pulling together a .bat to install and launch the container then to create a service and set dns isn't too much.

I'm not going to bother suggesting to people though, everyone is still of the mind that I'm paranoid.

Brazil bested by hackers, Virgin plugs hub bugs, and France surrenders… records

dca1

Could have been useful

To implement some basic functionality which is missing from the SH3. I would have liked to get past the hubs port 25 forwarding block among other things.

Scumbags cram Make-A-Wish website with coin-mining malware

dca1

Re: Is it me

I reset my password after maybe 5 years of lurking to back this up.

I read el reg pretty much daily but I don't come here to read this daily mail style crap.

I went through the article and took this from it:

1. sysadmin for make a wish hasn't patched a 5 month old bug.

2. most likely some script found the ip as vulnerable.

3. malware distributors do not have a magic blacklist of addresses to skip by which may belong to charities.

I think I already knew about 2 & 3, which makes this article about a sysadmin having not patched a server. Really interesting reading... Thanks for taking my time.

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