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by George
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mosquitos
Replies: 26
Views: 2706

Re: Mosquitos

We have just returned from a holiday in Sissi and the mosquitoes were the worst we have ever encountered in Crete. Both my wife and I were bitten on several occasions and we're not normally bothered by them. Our granddaughter was plagued by them which spoiled things a bit for her. We tried all the u...
by George
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Yannis: The Return
Replies: 35
Views: 3442

Re: Yannis: The Return

I would have thought that Draghi was a lot worse for the Greek economy than someone who told the truth - that Greece could not afford the repayments. Little, if anything has changed in this regard and yet Varoufakis is still scorned by some. I don't think he'd be much use in a political sense as the...
by George
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Help. Shotguns not allowed.
Replies: 17
Views: 3011

Re: Help. Shotguns not allowed.

Apparently hanging cd's on threads keeps them away as they don't like reflective surfaces.
by George
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

It's purely a personal choice thing, and I just think that it's disappointing that they went with a company that have used some questionable tactics to get where they are today. The more open source we have the better, but choice is very important too.
by George
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1858

Re: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

Sadly Samsung have recently used Microsoft products as part of a deal which is why you now have excel, word etc available. On my phone (A3) you go into app manager and after selecting the offending article you cannot uninstall it unless you have root permissions. If however, you select disable this ...
by George
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Sat Navs

Having worked in breakdown and recovery for about 14 years I bought one as I thought it would be constantly used, but found I only ever used it if I was going somewhere I'd never been or heard of. Maybe it's an age thing but a good map and a bit of common sense works every time. Naturally I exclude ...
by George
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos (a few more)
Replies: 10
Views: 1589

Re: Photos (a few more)

The road from Aradena down to Phoenix via Livaniana is a trifle more fear inducing as it is still basically a goat track used mainly by the few hill walkers who holiday down there. I hope they never upgrade the road as it adds to the rural feel although I dare say the locals would disagree.
by George
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Photos
Replies: 8
Views: 1477

Re: Photos

Where is the pier? I don't believe I've ever seen one on a Greek island.
by George
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Epicurus
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: Epicurus

If someone over there has a big enough house, count me in :D
by George
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 11048

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

Sorry for the slight digression but I remember a conversation with my Greek teacher a few years ago where I asked if this meant τρω σκατα and she said no, it's a gesture used when a mistake is made, and many people even do it to themselves upon making an error. Is it so, or was she talking the afore...
by George
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Crete driving is appalling !
Replies: 49
Views: 11048

Re: Crete driving is appalling !

The middle east is certainly the worst place for lunatic drivers, although it is my belief this is due to their lifestyle, tethered by their religion. Young men can't go to pubs, clubs, theatres etc, have no contact with the opposite sex and are left with their car as their main outsource of testost...
by George
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Browser problem
Replies: 51
Views: 9834

Re: Browser problem

Can you run the program if you use the safe start with networking option from the boot menu? If so, it might help to narrow down the options. Are there different programs on the two computers as this might also help in identifying the cause.
by George
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Antivirus Software
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Antivirus Software

Nobody really bothered much about writing viruses for the mac os due to the limited number of users and market share. As this has increased then the threat increases with it. Mac systems are coming under more attacks as time goes on and the worry is that this trend will continue. I do not run anti v...
by George
Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Antivirus Software
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Antivirus Software

He's right you know, there were only the 5000 new viruses written specifically for Mac last year - what could possibly go wrong?
by George
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: conversation exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

conversation exchange

Not sure if this is on the go in Greece but it might be worth a try. Basically it's run with the idea that you help someone learn your native language and they help you leaarn theirs. Not too many Greeks learning English here but you might be more fruitful over there. http://www.conversationexchange...

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