DigameXtra No. 1442 Thursday, Oct. 31st 2019

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TORROX will, for the first time, hold a full day of activities to celebrate Halloween today: Along with neighbouring El Morche, Torrox will hold an elaborate program of terrifying activities aimed at both adults and children.
Dance performances by the dance groups of Estefanía and the musical group of the company Dani Cantos and La Bruja de Los Cuentos will be wowing the crowds with live performances and bouncy castles and craft workshops will be keeping the children entertained as they get their face painted in scary make up. Two parties that can be enjoyed simultaneously both in the Plaza de la Constitución Torrox and the Paseo Marítimo de El Morche from six o’clock in the afternoon.
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/10/30/frights-a-plenty-in-torrox-and-el-morche/


What’s On

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Just a few days to go to the EGM/AGM on 2nd November, 12 noon in the lower room at Nerja Club Hotel.
Have you arranged your proxy vote yet if you can’t attend in person?
Forthcoming Ex-Pat Social Gatherings in Torrox, Nerja & Frigliana
Only €15 per annum, over 95% of which Goes to our Designated Local People Charities Have Fun/Give Back
Coffee morning – every Saturday, everyone welcome
-09 November – El Ancla, Torrox Costa
-16 November – Levi Angelo Chocolatier, Frigiliana
-23 November – El Puente, Nerja
-30 November – Hipódromo – Solarium – La Azot, Torre Del Mar
Petanque- Parque Verano Azul, every Tuesday at 11.30am. Due to the popularity of this event, if you are not a regular, please book your place on FB.
Events – pre-booking essential
-Saturday 16th November – Casino Night – El Zoco – click here to book – https://tinyurl.com/y23xy8zl
-Thursday 21st November – Red Cross Training – Prompt 9.30am start in El Zoco. FULLY BOOKED
-Thursday 28th November – Thanksgiving Lunch – FULLY BOOKED
-Saturday 14th December- Christmas Ball – Hotel Al Andalus, Nerja. €45 pp.
-Sunday 5th January – New Year Party at Jackys in Nerja. We’ve booked the whole restaurant.


Car Boot/Market. Sunday 3rd November: The regular “1st Sunday of the month” Car Boot sale/market is at El Pantano Restaurant car park, overlooking Lake Vinuela, on Sunday 3rd November 9.30am to 1.pm.
Easy to find on the A356 towards Colmenar.
Drive over the bridge crossing Lake Vinuela and the car park/bar is just ahead on the right hand side. Plenty of parking.
There are always bargains galore- old and new.
-Always a good selection of D.I.Y. tools.
-Lots of local grown fruit and veg. (inc. Mango and Limes)
-Homemade Jams and Marmalades and Chutneys (inc. Mango)
-Household and garden items for sale on many of the stalls
-Plants, shrubs, flowers and herbs.
-Greetings cards.
-(New) Ladies clothes and accessories.
-Large selection of paperback and hardback books, CD’s & DVD’s
Come along and enjoy a morning browsing and picking up a few bargains at this well established monthly market, which attracts visitors from far and near. A super location. The restaurant has shaded terraces overlooking the lake and many customers sit and enjoy a coffee or a tapa and a drink and catch up with friends and acquaintances for a chat. Many even stay and choose lunch from the varied menu available.
Bar is open from 9.30am serving coffee/drinks/food.
Please note: If the market has to be cancelled at short notice, due to bad weather, it will automatically be re-scheduled for the following Sunday. For further info please contact Sandy (Vinuela) by telephone, on 619 471 301


Bar Los Amigos:
-Charity Event Saturday 2nd November Stalls, Bacon Rolls, Coffee & Cake, Raffle Music with Andy Time from 3pm
-Willie and The Inmates Sat 9th Nov 9pm Charity Evening Tickets include meal for €5 Raffle
-UK Legends 9pm Thursday 21st November Tickets include meal for €15 (Seating)
Standing Members €9 Standing Non Members €10
Contact Details: Bar Los Amigos,Centro Comercial,1B Torrox Park,29793,(Opp. Camping El Pino)Tel: ‪675 301 758‬‪ FB Link


Faulty Towers- The dining experience!: Basil’s rude, Manuel confused, and Sybil cracks the whip… all the while dishing up plenty of laughs and a 3-course meal. It’s an irrepressible, irresistible blend of top-flight improvisation and tight theatrical script, where ‘chaos’ reigns right from the start. Expect the unexpected in the show that’s 70% improvised!
Be warned: tickets will sell out, so early booking is essential! Click this link for more info and ticket purchases Info&Tix
-Wednesday 13th November. Restaurante la Plaza, Riviera del Sol, Mijas Costa. Bookings must be made directly with the venue Tel: 952 93 50 73
-Thursday 14th November. Club la Costa World, Mijas Costa. Bookings must be made directly with the venue Tel: 952 66 99 00
-Friday 15th November. Salon del Mar, Torre del Mar. Bookings must be made directly with the venue. Tel: 952 64 49 52 Open 10.00am – 5.00pm
-Saturday 16th November. Sunset Beach Club, Benalmadena. Bookings must be made directly wth the venue. Tel: 952 57 94 00


Torrox cultural program released for Christmas: The Theatre show, La Granja de Zenón arrives in Axarquia for the first time as Torrox’s cultural program is released.
-The kids show, La Granja de Zenón, arrives at the Teatro Villa de Torrox on December 14 at 6pm with tickets priced at €13.50.
-The La Carpa Theatre will hold two performances, one for the popular children’s novel Matilda on November 27, and another on December 15 with the Christmas Festival.
-Remedios Amaya will perform some of her classic flamenco during the III International Festival of Cajón Flamenco, Cajonea, to be held on November 16.
-The Raíces Association will compliment the flamenco flavour of November with the show ‘Al compás del Tiempo’ on Saturday October 23.
-The elderly of Torrox will be invited to a New Years Eve Gala on December 27 hosted by the local council.
-Christmas celebrations will begin on November 9 with theatrical representation of Bodas de Sangre, a classic Garcia Lorca production which has always proved popular with residents of Torrox. Photo:Facebook
Source: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/10/30/torrox-cultural-program-released-for-christmas/


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DoctorLaptop’s Tips #79: How Big Tech Ruined The Internet. Americans will remember that when cable TV arrived on the scene they sold us on the new service with two promises, better color picture quality and no more commercials. After 18 months they introduced hourly commercial breaks, then 30 minutes, then 15, eventually there were commercials every 10 minutes. It’s done incrementally so we don’t complain until it is too late. Bait-and-switch in slow motion.
The internet world has just completed a similar transformation. The old internet worked on some basic principles. One critical principle was search results; search results for a website with info on a given topic should be based on two things, the amount of traffic a site receives and the freshest content. Sites with more of these 2 filters rose to the top of the first search page. It was assumed everyone wanted the latest, most popular info. It worked that way for the first 15yrs or so. But big tech giants bought up all the competition, resulting in the entire search business being dominated by just a few players, Google/Bing/Yahoo/Yandex. So naturally they took advantage and manipulated the entire internet to their financial advantage. They only needed to change one thing to convert the internet from a super library to a late stage cable TV money making machine, search results went from being statistically determined to algorithm determined. You knew those algorithms were gonna be trouble just from the sound of it, right?
How was this accomplished? First, they perfected User data collection. Big tech keeps a detailed profile on file for everyone who uses the internet regularly. They don’t even need your name, they use your internet behavior to identify you. If you thought sparse personal metadata – random chunks of data about data – was hard to mine for the purposes of identifying individuals, think again. MIT researchers have just shown that it only requires four data points (the dates and times of purchases) from a 30 day database of credit card purchases by 1.1 million people to identify 90 percent of them. It is even referred to as your digital fingerprint in the trade. Other data they use to ID you includes all the websites you visit, all search terms you check, your computer equipment info, ISP address, even the timing of your keystrokes and more.
Once that was all in place they pulled the old switcheroo. They replaced the search filters with a new method of determining search results. Now they’re using Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and algorithms as filters. So every time you enter a search term, the search engine first checks your profile, and the AI determines from that info what search results it can feed you that will loosely fit into you searched topic, but primarily generate them the most advertising income, accuracy and relevance be damned. If you search any popular topic in a major search engine and find on that first page of results any items more than a few years old, you probably are not even interested in that webpage. But AI has determined that something on that webpage will more likely get you to click on it and earn them a penny. So AI moves it up to the top results, despite other webpages offering the fresher, more popular info you would prefer.
Google was fined $2.7 Billion back in 2017 by the EU for manipulating search results. At issue for EU regulators was Google’s comparison shopping service, which Vestager believes the company had boosted unfairly by giving it “prominent placement” in search results — all the while having “demoted rival comparison shopping services.”
Web shopping sites do a similar trick called ‘dynamic pricing’. When you go to a site to check on a price, you will often find you receive a lower price if you use a old computer while in a low rent district. Using a new iMac on a fiber connection in an affluent area will often show significantly higher prices! Fact!


Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center. Various upcycled furniture:
-Bedside table stripped back to natural antique Rosa chalk paint and waxed Measurements Width 43cms Depth 33cms Height 62cms Price 60€
-Dressing table mirror Price 40€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com


For Sale: Vespa Piaggio scooter 125cc year 2004. This bike is in excellent condition and is itvd till May 2020. price 800 euros. Contact Jimmy in Frigiliana on 645053258 or
email: wilymot@gmail.com


For Sale: Wash Stand. Genuine. Antique White marble top wash stand 90 x 45 splits for ease of transport. 95 euros. Sorry no offers
Tel David 678948661 Punta Del faro Torrox costa


For Sale: Computer monitor and keyboard.
-HP 20inch wide LCD PC monitor, in perfect condition 30 euros
-Logitech compact wireless Spanish keyboard, complete with mouse, unused 10 euros
No offers, thank you Elaine Sayalonga, can meet in Algarrobo if required.
Telephone 618 225 744 (or watsapp)


For Sale, 3 items:
-Artists Display Stand – 15 euros
-En plein air artist case/ easel – 5 euros
-2 x American Scene prints 53cm x 43cm – 15 euros
Martin/Competa area 951 242 177 ; 635 852 756


Pocapecunia: The charity shop in the Calle Bella Vista 6 in Nerja, will be open next Friday, 1st of November, a holiday. 10am-1.30pm
Tel. 645179071



SPW Construction: Yet another huge thumbs up to Scott and his team at SPW Construction Services!: Scott is a true professional who guided us through the whole process from start to finish. He and his team worked tirelessly each day and were always punctual, tidy and considerate. We are so delighted with his work that we have booked him to do more in a few weeks time. Thank you Scott. Jane, Cómpeta
email rosebud.jebs@hotmail.co.uk


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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa, Mezquitilla@Algarrobo behind the Sala Ottowa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Nerja Car Boot

Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
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