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by SatCure
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV

If you use Get iPlayer Automator you might like to download and install the v1.9.7 update that fixes a few bugs. https://github.com/Ascoware/get-iplayer-automator/releases I see no obvious differences except that the download progress display is no longer smooth but skips in 1.0% increments. Althoug...
by SatCure
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Facebook problems

Facebook is all about making money. It gathers personal information about everyone in order to feed them "targeted" adverts (and possibly for more nefarious activities, which will never be admitted). It's quite possible to waste hours every day by reading inane posts, messages and articles...
by SatCure
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Lessons or Books
Replies: 33
Views: 1432

Re: Greek Lessons or Books

In Greek there isn't a female equivalent for words like doctor Try "yiatreea". And neighbour "Yeetonas" becomes "yeetoneea". It might not be in the dictionary but that's what the locals use. Alan, the most amusing (to me) Greek word is hiccup. It's pronounced "loc...
by SatCure
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Illegal grazing of Goats in olive trees.Advice please.
Replies: 28
Views: 1338

Re: Illegal grazing of Goats in olive trees.Advice please.

but round here if you don't fence a garden or veg plot the goats will have the lot. Andrew Same here. I had a chat with the local goat owner and he was very apologetic about the fact that his goats had leapt the wall into my absent neighbour's garden. "But it's impossible for me to keep them a...
by SatCure
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Facebook problems

filippos wrote:The best way to avoid such problems is to not use Facebook in the first place.

I tend to agree. Unfortunately, many of my acquaintances are now using Facebook Messenger instead of email!
(Great if you don't mind logging in every time and typing in a postage-stamp area.)
by SatCure
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Sat Navs

I used my TomTom last week in Cyprus. I located the destination in Google Earth Pro, punched the lat/long into the satnav and it worked reasonably OK. The only hiccup was that my destination was on the RAF Akrotiri base! Something (National Security?) added about an hour to the actual journey time a...
by SatCure
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: electricity bills
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: electricity bills

Yes, every two months in Apokoronas region. You won't receive this month's (unless addressed to previous owner) so the next will be towards the end of November. If it says "ENANTI" (top right) that means that it's estimated. If it seems too high, be sure to challenge it. There is a transla...
by SatCure
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Central heating in winter?
Replies: 27
Views: 3347

Re: Central heating in winter?

I would have thought that, when offering advice on any supplier, you would at least look under their name to see if one is provided? Warwick I note that you didn't chastise Philip for doing the same (i.e. trying to help anyone with the same question). Maybe you should take Steve to task for stating...
by SatCure
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Facebook problems

Log in to Facebook.
Go to Account Settings.
Notifications.

Set as required.

Alternatively go to Account Settings then Manage Account and deactivate it.
by SatCure
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Know Your Customer (KYC)
Replies: 10
Views: 755

Re: Know Your Customer (KYC)

A few months ago, I triggered this scenario, unwittingly, when I was paying my car insurance in Rethymno. I pulled out my Piraeus debit card to pay - only to see that it had cracked along the magnetic strip. So, having sorted out the insurance, I crossed the road to the Piraeus bank and took a ticke...
by SatCure
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Exchange rates
Replies: 12
Views: 874

Re: Exchange rates

"Always" should be interpreted "as long as their are humans". Or perhaps "as long as their babies are humans". :wink: BTW there is a bartering association on Crete, which largely uses a "points" system. http://archive.haniotika-nea.gr/xef/ Εναλλακτική Αποκορώ...
by SatCure
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Forum Issues - tech help?
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Forum Issues - tech help?

I ran a PHPbb forum for a while but my knowledge of PHP script is minimal. I know enough to be dangerous! Whenever I had problems, I contacted* my ISP, and the Techs were always very helpful. Mine was hosted with http://www.betterwebspace.com * Or, as Americans would say, "I reached out to my I...
by SatCure
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: TV / digital Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: TV / digital Radio

What purpose would DAB serve? I assume that was a hypothetical question but, for those who didn't know, the original purpose was to free up the "VHF/FM" band of frequencies for other, more lucrative, uses. DAB was designed to use as little bandwidth as possible. Unfortunately, the origina...
by SatCure
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Wrought iron gates
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Wrought iron gates

Ps. Moving to xirosretni near Vamos. Probably Ksirosterni (phonetic). Chris Dilnot welds metalwork. I'm pretty sure that includes making gates. I believe that he's local to Vamos - or at least Apokoronas - and that he has a Facebook presence. Try 69458 10415 (old number, might have changed). Martin
by SatCure
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area

His wife didn't accompany Lefteris when he came to inspect my old machine - nor when he came to install the new machine. Consequently, my knowledge of certain technical terms in Greek came in handy.

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