Re: Serial to VGA? All you need is an adapter!
If you're only a head then maybe evolution didn't work out for you.
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To be fair I have a rule in my firewall doing exactly this, and it's enabled at the moment along with FB's.
Results are hit-and-miss, but they're certainly not catastrophic. ElReg, BBC News, Amazon, Reddit, microsoft.com, my online accounts software - all work without any issue whatsoever. Some sites balk a little to start with while they (I presume) try and contact the mothership but will load pretty quickly after that.
I have seen some sites which completely fail to render but they've not been of such importance that I can't go else where, but then maybe my list of frequented sites isn't everyone's. I certainly don't use any of Google's services (knowingly) and therefore don't have an issue with them being blocked.
The only (slightly unrelated) issue I have is when I want to use the Quest 2, but then I have a bespoke app on my phone where I can tell the router to unblock FB with one tap and block it again with another, at the same time routing them through a VPN.
Just phoned my surgery to ask about this and the best way to opt-out of the Type-1.
They didn't know anything about it.. Surely something of this scale should be distributed to everyone, especially people who pick up the phone?
Oh no, that's right, they just want to plough ahead with the minimum of fuss from pesky individuals who value their privacy.
I tell all my groups of friends to forward a picture of any sms/email scams like this so that I can investigate the site in a sandbox and ultimately report the domain and hosting provider.
More often than not both are hosted by Namecheap, and no they are not very quick about taking either down, if they bother at all.
I'd like to see more evidence of the assertation that there are too many false abuse reports to be able to handle. Something doesn't stack up there.
No you don't have a dedicated line in the sense of bandwidth.
That's like saying your £80 a year car tax (or equivalent) pays for you to have exclusive use of the road in front of your house. It's just not true.
You might get 1Gbps up/down most of the time but your ISP is under no obligation to provide you with that bandwidth 24/7/365 else they'd go out of business.
All the very valid stuff about never using Excel as a database aside, has anyone else picked up on the fact that a SINGLE record is split over MULTIPLE rows?
A record is a bunch of data in specific fields, right? Why is that being split over multiple rows?
Surely this is just adding to the list of possible failures in processing this data.
I can’t even count the number of times that comments on here have had to make the distinction between people who are technical like most of us El Reg readers, and your average consumer.
The average consumer is not going to say “oh wait this might be rebranded, I had better contact TomTom to close the account because I did a quick google search”.
Mazda were the ones that bundled the system and by proxy the link to TomTom, therefore they should be making it clear to the consumer that said link exists and provide clear instructions on what needs to be done at the end of ownership to remove it. It’s a simple addition to the page shown in the article which would save a headache like this.
It is not unreasonable on Ben’s part to assume that, with no warning to the contrary, the relationship with TomTom would be handled during the “reset” process.
For the love of god bob, turn it in. OP was looking for genuine advice, not your constant randomly capitalised drivel. You've clearly said your piece on every single post. We get it - you are far superior to the rest of the world and only your opinion matters. Happy?
Haven't you got work to do or a brick wall to argue with?
Have you got a spare box (or even the same box) that you could plonk OpenVPN onto? Quite easy to set up and you could set the DNS servers for the OpenVPN connections to the Pi-Hole. Then Set OpenVPN to be "always on" on your mobile/tablet and hey-presto: No ads, no SSL inspection on dodgy WiFi.
Works quite nicely for me.