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by Phild
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 74
Views: 6346

Re: Biometric permits

Indeed, as you say Warwick, passport is a 'given' I'll agree - but copies of passports is something that was never mentioned when we were given the appointment. Anyway, we will be taking our γραφειοκρατία folder, which we take to all public bodies in Greece - containing every certificate we have, pl...
by Phild
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 74
Views: 6346

Re: Biometric permits

When we got our appointment a few days ago, he didn't mention the tax documents - just 4 passport photos each, blue permits for both of us, paravolo and house contract. That's all - not even current passport.
by Phild
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Biometric permits
Replies: 74
Views: 6346

Re: Biometric permits

Meanwhile, 28210 25811 and 25812 continue to be 'engaged' or remain unanswered. There has to be a solution, but I haven't found it. Ah well, plenty of time until June 30th! Bob. I called them yesterday... ...and I called them... ...and I called them. It took two hours of repeated calling, variously...
by Phild
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The start of the rot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1559

Re: The start of the rot?

Keltz wrote:Kind of defeats the purpose of being on a public forum to only want to read opinions you agree with.



...ah, but there are some people who you can always tell - nothing they are ever going to say is actually going to enlighten you.
by Phild
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The start of the rot?
Replies: 17
Views: 1559

Re: The start of the rot?

mrsbluenose wrote:When one reads such brainless nonsense what's the best reaction I wonder?


I just add them to the "Foe" list, then you don't see their posts ever again.
by Phild
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Who owes and to whom
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Who owes and to whom

I guess I will never understand this whole subject. Am I better or worse off for this? That depends on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. At the bottom of the rabbit hole, money is now (since the end of the gold standard in 1971) a fictional social construct - and while it used to be a go...
by Phild
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Grid conversion to GPS
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Grid conversion to GPS

This is the only website I've found for conversion. It can be a little finicky to work, but it does work eventually - sometimes you have to enter the data and hit the buttons twice - other times it will clear the data you've entered, so make sure you copy it before pressing any buttons. http://www.t...
by Phild
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: What to expect arriving at Chania airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3617

Re: What to expect arriving at Chania airport

Our neighbours arrived from Bristol into Chania last Sunday. They filled in the Passenger Locator Form prior to departure, and on arriving at Chania... ...nothing happened - everything was completely normal apart from showing the PLF QR code. No checks, no delays. The travel advice at https://travel...
by Phild
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: For All You Conspiracy Theorists Out There
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: For All You Conspiracy Theorists Out There

I began to think about this - VOIP uses UDP, so no buffering etc - then I thought "It's too hot to think, let's use Google!" This https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/2778700 led to this https://community.cisco.com/t5/other-collaboration-subjects/repeating-voice/td-p/196261 whether the ...
by Phild
Fri May 29, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Weather websites
Replies: 35
Views: 4945

Re: Weather websites

Jeff - Earth is pretty amazing - I'm currently doing a course on meteorology from Penn State University - Earth will be a fabulous resource for it - thank you! "Windy" was also recommended to me by people in the sailing world - and they really need to know their weather as accurately as po...
by Phild
Fri May 29, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Weather websites
Replies: 35
Views: 4945

Re: Weather websites

I have used many of the above suggestions in the past (Weather underground, Meteo, Accuweather (which I ended up calling InAccuweather)), but I stopped using them because they have been sometimes wildly inaccurate - of course, that might have changed by now. Recently, I've been using Meteoblue for b...
by Phild
Sat May 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Nothing has changed on here then
Replies: 92
Views: 15819

Re: Nothing has changed on here then

There is a handy button on every user profile called "Add Foe". Just click on the username in any post to see their profile page. If you don't want to see someone's posts you can press that button, and you will not see their posts - but you will see a link to press if they have posted in a...
by Phild
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: DEH payment
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: DEH payment

Post Offices are still working and still allowing people to pay bills there, as of yesterday at least. Personally, I am praying for the day when Post Offices follow the Bank's example and stop allowing people to pay bills there. In normal times, our PO is rammed with people paying bills - these days...
by Phild
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: New Coronavirus
Replies: 15
Views: 4710

Re: New Coronavirus

... The real reason I made this post is that a private coach company was used to ferry the ex-pats from Brize Norton, where they landed, to a hospital in the Wirral, where they will be quarantined for 14 days. The name of the company was emblazoned across the front and sides of the coaches. That na...

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