DigameXtra No. 1562 Wednesday, March 4th 2020

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Lee Townsend: Wednesday March 4th 7pm At Casa Grande- Nerja.
The great Lee Townsend. Doors open at 7 pm, music around 7,30. Free admission, tapas with every drink in the bar. Welcome! FB Link

 

Freemasonry in Nerja: There is an English language lodge of Freemasons which meets in Maro. Our next meeting is at 5 pm on Thursday 19th March. If you are a Mason and would like to join us or simply attend or, if you are interested in becoming a Freemason, please contact the secretary by WhatsApp on 660019130 or at secretaryef52 at aol dot com

 

“Jazz, Blues and everything in Between”: that’s what you’ll hear with Trinity. A trio that uses the colors of black music to express their sentiment and sound thought. Dana Andrews voice, Jesús Aranda el. and ac. guitar, Gianni Piras ac. guitar, they will take you on a journey around the world through international and original songs, where the public is involved by music played with passion and love and where improvisation creates atmospheres with different flavors. An unmissable sensory experience! The trio adopts the 432hz tuning which harmonizes the frequencies of the body and soul, creating a state of relaxation and well-being.
Appointments of the week:
-1) Saturday 7 March From 13.30 to 14.00 in Caleta de Velez, Tropy chiringuito. Info/booking 689 237 643
-2) At 9.30 pm in La Carpinteria, in Competa. Info/booking 635 467 788
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Gardening – from weeding to landscaping, stonework (walls, paths, etc) a speciality. Transport and tools all provided by me, no job too small or too big as I have others to call on if required, from 10€ per hour per man plus 10€ plus any required materials at cost or fixed price quote if you prefer.
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Tiler wanted: Looking for recommendations for a tiler to tile a small kitchen. Caleta de Velez area. Please reply to jan Maclean 29@ yahoo. co.uk. (No spaces). Thank you.

 

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Vetiver Spain in Sayalonga:
We have Lemon Grass, it’s great for cooking Thai cuisine or simply used in plain old chicken soup.
We now have Moringa trees available. See the photo below.
We have Vetiver in trays of 18 plants that are 3-4 months old.
Visit the Blue buttons on our website for many interesting articles about Vetiver, Moringa and Lemon Grass.
Contact: Dave
Email: info at Vetiverspain dot com.
Mobile: 34 692 288 657
website: http://www.vetiverspain.com
Check out the short video showing the numerous uses for Vetiver titled “Vetiver – A farmer’s friend.” Video Link

 

For Sale: Great deals from The Nerja Household Center
-Castillan locker stripped back to natural with olive chalk paint and clear waxed Measurements Width 60cms Depth 31cms Height 78cms 120€
-Striped back to natural wood and waxed sideboard . Brand new handles Measurements Width 195cms Depth 42cms Height 85cms Price 260€
-Beautiful unit been taken back to natural with a chalk paint and waxed.It comes with a piece of glass to protect the glass. Measurements Width 105cms Depth 42cms Height 82cms Price 150€
Contact Jackie/Nerja 672170429
info at nerjahouseholdcentre dot com

 

For Sale: Folding sun bed with cushion. Weight 5 Kg. Euros 18,
John, Alcaucin, 952 11 59 62

 

For Sale: 2 Items
-4 x Aluminium Gas Bottles – 15 euros each
-One Stainless Steel Baby Burco Boiler, excellent condition – 25.00 euros
Contact Christine – Competa, mobile 692408306 msg or whatsapp

 

For Sale: Sofa Bed. Sleeps two no problem. Goes completely flat, Comfy and Clean, not had a lot of use. Item is in Canillas de Albaida. € 30 euro.
greensurv@gmail.com ; 622 71 95 73 ; 0034 7764222751
I will be back in UK but can arrange for pick-up with local friend anytime.
Barry / Canillas de Albaida

 

For Sale: Rustic cieling lamp working order 10 euros buyer collect Torrox near football pitch phone Sue /Gary Torrox 952115867 or what’s app 666921040.

 

For Sale, 3 items:
-1 gas heater in good working condition 25€
-1 clothes storage unit with shelf and rack for hanging 180 x 80 x 55 cm, 25€ (more pics available)
-2 narrow wall shelves, white 140 cm long, 20€ each or 35€ for both.
Can be collected in Competa or I can take it to Nerja or Torrox
Martine 626027817

 

News & Articles

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Torrox council introduces fines for irresponsible dog owners: Torrox town hall announced last week that owners who do not clean up after their dogs could be subject to a fine of between 120 and 700 euros. Mayor of Torrox Óscar Medina said that the law is already in place but that there will be a “few weeks’ grace” during which fines will not be issued.
Local Police have been charged with informing pet owners of the changes and issuing warnings.
Bottles, which should be filled with water and vinegar, are freely available from tourist information and town hall offices in Torrox town and costa and El Morche.
http://www.surinenglish.com/local/202002/27/torrox-introduces-fines-owners-20200227091823-v.html
(It is not clear what they mean by cleaning up; is it just picking up poop, or are owners supposed to wash down every pee mark with the water bottles on offer? Or is the water for washing the poop spot? Will those of us with large male dogs  need to carry several liters per walk to wash down every little “territory marker” squirt? I can’t find any other mentions of this development on English language websites. Maybe a reader fluent in Spanish and with an interest could check the Torrox website http://www.torrox.es/ for more details? -Ed.)

 

Football and Basketball Matches To Be Closed To Fans: The Champions League match between Valencia and Atalanta will be played behind closed doors next week to try and contain the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Spain’s health minister said Tuesday. The Spanish government has made the decision to close the match to supporters due to the “large presence of fans” from area of northern Italy most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, said Illa. Salvador Illa also said that the second leg of Getafe’s Europa League last 32 tie with Inter Milan on March 19 would also be played without fans in the stands.
Basketball matches between Spanish teams and clubs in northern Italy have also been affected, with Valencia v Olimpia Milan on March 5 in the men’s EuroLeague and Girona v Venezia in the Women’s Eurocoupe on March 19th closed off to supporters.
https://www.thelocal.es/20200303/spain-imposes-ban-on-fans-at-champions-league-fixture-over-coronavirus-fears

 

“New Hacking Threats On The Horizon”, with comments by DoctorLaptop: For computer/tablet/smartphone users, dealing with malware became a routine task. Then file-less bugs appeared to complicate things, invisible to consumer anti-virus detection. Now we are hearing about 2 new hacking vectors.
-This exploits the device’s microphone to use unhearable vibrations, transmitted thru the table you are sitting at, to trigger the device’s Voice Assistant function to open the device to nearby hackers. If you are sharing a table with others while using your computer/device, and you see a small block with a suction cup holding it to the table, someone at that table is a hacker. This is called a “SurfingAttack”.
Once set up, an interloper can not only access all your data, they can also silently activate the cam, audio recorder and voice assistants (e.g., using “OK Google” or “Hey Siri” ),  intercept 2-factor security codes and also generate attack commands using text-to-speech (TTS) systems — all of which are transmitted in the form of ultrasonic guided wave signals that can propagate along the table to control the devices.
-This other new exploit is called Light Commands– it employs lasers to inject inaudible commands into tablets, smartphones and smartspeakers and other smart-devices, to gain access or surreptitiously cause them to unlock doors, shop on e-commerce websites, and even start vehicles.
This attack requires a laser beam to be in direct line of sight to the target device in question, so if you see someone pointing a laser-pointer at your digital device, including your digital equipped vehicle, digital doorlocks and garage door openers, that could be hackers at work.
If anything, the latest research presents new attack vectors that will require device makers to erect new security defenses and safeguard devices from these attacks that are increasingly becoming an entry point for all “smart” devices.
References:
https://thehackernews.com/2020/03/voice-assistants-ultrasonic-waves.html#comment-box
https://synrg.csl.illinois.edu/papers/backdoor_mobisys17.pdf (In Geek-Speak)

 

Bad Windows Update, Follow-up: I have now seen 15 computers with this problem. They fall into 2 catagories. Some have software issues like a lost web browser and/or bookmarks, and scrambled Settings, but the core system remained intact. Others have System issues, these will not start, or show a black screen, these may also have deleted data folders (this data may or may not be recoverable!). The later group may also have had all System Restore Points deleted, making recovery more difficult. -DoctorLaptop

 

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

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Nerja 952 524 519
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Emergency Svcs.: 112
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Ambulance: 061
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Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

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