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by filippos
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April
Replies: 7
Views: 363

Re: Greece-wide litter pick 29 April

Is there nothing arranged for Kalyves and Almyrida which host many tourists?
by filippos
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Ryanair

AS far as I know the only hotel with convenient access to Athens Airport is the Sofitel. It's expensive and when we stayed there in September 2016 it was rather dowdy, somewhat like an elderly, genteel, spinster aunt trying to maintain appearances. Seats on sofas in the bar were sagging a bit, patte...
by filippos
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: DRM and e-books

Agreed. I use a 27" 16:9 format screen with 2560 x 1440 resolution ............. My comment was intended in the context of an e-book reader. I assumed that. For copying short extracts of on-screen text a useful little program is ABBYY Screenshot reader*. Whether the web page text was created w...
by filippos
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: DRM and e-books

Paper books and e-books each have their own advantages and disadvantages. For research I would prefer paper books since it is easy to have several books open at the same time and flick between them drawing together information on the same topic from different sources. I also find it easier to stick...
by filippos
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: DRM and e-books

Authors work hard to produce their work and, ................... Plagiarism and copying other peoples' work is, at best, antisocial, and at worst deprives authors of their rightful income. Absolutely; it's theft. I've almost given up trying to stop people using my photos as it's a real pain of a pr...
by filippos
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: DRM and e-books

You'll probably find most major publishers protect their stuff with DRM. Amazon's T & C spell out the "ownership" issue and I don't care about not owning the books as they're effectively mine until I'm dead. You'd better stop buying software for your computer, too; every program I've e...
by filippos
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Icome Tax 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Icome Tax 2017

Kilkis wrote:I have a very strong impression that I am technological more savvy than 90 % of the staff in the tax office.

More likely 99.8% and even that's probably understating the situation.
by filippos
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: DRM and e-books
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: DRM and e-books

I don't remember when or what part of the Amazon web site we found it but I believe there's an Amazon app* somewhere in the Kindle section of their web site that enables reading on devices other than a Kindle. e.g. I can read Kindle books on my PC and laptop. My wife can read Kindle books on her Sam...
by filippos
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

Kamisiana wrote:The "TELIRI " Italian cable laying ship now en route to malta just passing Antikithira at 12.6 knots.
Apparently, on the way to Malta it's calling at Catania, southern Italy.
by filippos
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania
Replies: 7
Views: 432

Re: Large ship of the Northern tip of Theodora Island to the North west of Chania

If it's moored then it's still time sensitive insofar as the ships give out position information usually every few minutes. The only reasons I've encountered for ships being visible to the naked eye but not showing on the map are that they're military or have military connections. Some, mainly US sh...
by filippos
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Apothiki construction: tax??
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Apothiki construction: tax??

...wonder if anyone has any idea of how the project is valued for tax purposes as it sounds like we have to pay this even if it is a DIY project. So far as I know, unless it's changed, you have to pay the taxes (IKA or whatever it's now called) regardless of who does the work, DIY or otherwise. All...
by filippos
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Apothiki construction: tax??
Replies: 16
Views: 920

Re: Apothiki construction: tax??

I endorse GlennB's recommendation.I'd go the 'safe' route and make sure whether or not permission is necessary (I'm 99% sure that it will be). If you do need permission them going the legal way will avoid all sorts of problems in future. Without the necessary licence the build we be illegal so there...
by filippos
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Dinghy Sailing
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Dinghy Sailing

If you're prepared to explore the Xania area the last time I walked along the waterfront of the inner harbour I noticed a few sailing craft plying for customers. Most were for day and ½ day "tours" but I did notice a couple that were advertising self-sail and/or crew wanted. There's the Xa...
by filippos
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 22
Views: 1433

Re: Greek Driving Licence

I'll have to find my original one which was issued between '59 and '61.
by filippos
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: More Questions from the newbies
Replies: 149
Views: 22825

Re: More Questions from the newbies

............ I will be doing a lot of DIY and I was not encouraged with what I saw last time in the shops. Hopefully everything is there but maybe I was not looking in the right places!!.................the heating / cooling and other building work. There are lots of places to buy DIY tools and mat...

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