Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Cosmicblue

  • Rank

  • Birthday 16/08/1957

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • From

Recent Profile Visitors

370 profile views
  1. Cosmicblue


    Ahhhh - thanks. I've encountered L2TP just once before so not masses of knowledge, check this link out - maybe a firewall is blocking traffic? https://www.expressvpn.com/what-is-vpn/protocols/l2tp Also I've found that one has to invest in professional grade 'pro-consumer' hardware when trying to do non-mainstream stuff with Routers - i.e. something like a Draytek. https://www.draytek.co.uk/products/comparison/router-comparison
  2. Cosmicblue


    Slight cough - it's not mobile network, Vodafone offer a home fibre broadband product - so conventional tech.
  3. Cosmicblue


    Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol There is a helpful thread here: https://forum.vodafone.co.uk/t5/Other-broadband-queries/Vodafone-home-fibre-broadband-VPN-setting/td-p/2581775
  4. Yeah, sadly many houses now are built with garages that are too small to be of practical use. I'm an unashamed petrol-head so the garage is even tiled for cleanliness..... There is no doubt that having a desirable vehicle stored out of sight encourages the crims to move on to easier targets. The red missile has departed - too competent, fun removed.
  5. Folic acid? If you have been prescribed Methotrexate - a cancer drug that has a number of advantageous side-effects for other conditions (i.e. Eczema in my case) then it's possible that you'd also be taking Folic Acid.
  6. Faraday pouches are cheap and very effective. I'm a fan of sticking the car in the garage (have an Audi RS with keyless so a prime target), the keys are still stored in a Faraday pouch even then.
  7. No...I haven't watched it either....
  8. The Saudis will squabble with the Russians and the price will drop lower still...
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52084003 Time to see if you can get your money back....
  10. Trading with integrity - great to see in these difficult times - thanks for sharing.
  11. It's really nice to see people planning for the future and for normal travel to resume later this year - I really wish it were that simple. The brutal fact is that the whole human race is facing one of it's biggest challenges in recorded history, probably millions of people are going to die around the world in the coming months as we have a formidable enemy in our midst that kills indiscriminately, we can't see it and yet 7-14 days after infection its victims are in big trouble as there are no drugs that fight the virus all the medical staff can do is alleviate the symptoms and hope the body can fight the virus off. It seems unlikely that there will freedom of movement for discretionary travel this year and a sizeable chunk of next year and even then the destinations will have to be approved and in control of their own outbreaks. The travel carriers will take bookings because they need the cash - your money. The sound guidance would be to hold on to your money until the situation moderates, there is still a long way to go.
  12. Topical: Virgin Airlines to seek a bailout
  13. The airline industry is navigating through uncharted waters right now - as we all are. It has experienced dramatic turn-downs before i.e. in the aftermath of 9/11 and bounced back but nothing as dramatic or globally far reaching as the current situation. Despite the government's talk of 12 weeks of movement constraints it seems possible that we are possibly facing 12-18 months of 3 month lock-down/relaxation cycles as the virus works it's way through the population and the health services around the world do their best to cope. The profit margin for even a major carrier is reckoned to be less than 3% of revenue - OK 3% of a very big number but with big expensive assets to pay for too then that cash evaporates quickly. It is a fact that some of the airlines out there will simply run out of money before the travel restrictions are lifted. So if anyone is thinking of booking flights the consider the following: 1) No one knows for sure how long the current crisis will last. There are around 67 million people in the UK and so far around 6,000 are known to have been infected with something that was only discovered on the 11th of December 2019 in China, we have a long, long way to go before we are out of this. 2) Global air travel is likely to be restricted to some destinations for years to come - other countries probably won't be as successful at controlling the virus spread as we'd hope for. 3) Many carriers will go out of business - make sure any flight booked is ATOL protected. Don't expect to be able to fly anywhere for many months though. 4) Talking to airlines over the last week or so there is a feeling that once travel restrictions are lifted that there will be enormous pent-up demand for the remaining carriers that are still operating to satisfy - less competition means the prices will rise.
  14. Was only saying earlier today that the thieving low-life scumbags must be really frustrated that the majority of target properties are occupied 24x7 - we should all be more vigilant.
  • Create New...