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by Assimilate
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Freeview boxes
Replies: 14
Views: 6406

I have digital in Athens - 3 channels atm. It requires a tv that has a built in decoder or a digital set top box and comes via the arial. My tv has a digital button on the remote and just does it so I know no more than that.

ERT digital
by Assimilate
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: World Carfree Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2712

Athens were offering free public transport in an effort to take cars off the roads today. Well it didn't work. The amount of cars was the same and I only saw one other push bike on my ride to work, which is about average. The buses are usually packed to the brim anyway so making them free wouldn't ...
by Assimilate
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: XL in Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 7689

GMT = greenwich meantine the UK is currently running at BST - British summer time which is GMT + 1 Greece is running at summer time (DST) time too which is +1 hour to the winter time In winter Greece is in the time zone GMT +2 So GMT + 2 + 1 = GMT + 3 which is the Time in Crete in the summer or to p...
by Assimilate
Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Rembetiko - Music of the outsiders.
Replies: 7
Views: 4559

thx for the link Ray.
by Assimilate
Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DIY and IKA
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

DIY and IKA

I understand you have to pay a workers IKA when you have a property worked on.
So if you do DIY you are supposed to pay IKA for youself?

1: What happens if you dont pay IKA?
2: If you already pay IKA through a full time job do you have to pay more IKA for the DIY you undertook?
by Assimilate
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Record Time
Replies: 18
Views: 13671

I've just received a parcel sent by registered post from an online store in the UK. The cost of the goods was £29.00. The parcel cost £8.11 to send. What did the company charge me for postage? Absolutely NOTHING !! Thats right no postage charge, unbeliveable It's hard to find a company that will se...
by Assimilate
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Record Time
Replies: 18
Views: 13671

Just checked royal mail for a 5kg parcel (Maplin posted the weight of the item in the Q and A section for the product)it seems to be about 9 quid cheaper than the prices from Maplin - its still too expensive :( oh well plan b hunt Athens for the stuff I want :)

Royal mail cost link
by Assimilate
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Record Time
Replies: 18
Views: 13671

I've bought various items from Maplin and they've all arrived quickly and well packaged. Maplin's shipping charges also seem very reasonable. http://www.maplin.co.uk/ I've just tried to order from maplin. The first item they sent me an email saying "We regret we are unable to despatch the abov...
by Assimilate
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Motorbike licence
Replies: 16
Views: 11363

Ive lost track of what you are trying to do now. Category A is a full motorbike licence. In either the UK or Greece you need to pass a test for that. I thought you were trying to find out if you could ride a bike up o 125 cc using a UK provisional licence and CBT? (Sub-category A1) The page you give...
by Assimilate
Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Motorbike licence
Replies: 16
Views: 11363

Directive 91/439/EEC establishes the possibility for the Member States to grant certain equivalences, such as, for example, the right to drive light motorcycles with a category B licence. However, if a state has granted such equivalences, its effects are limited to the national territory. They do n...
by Assimilate
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 2410

Anek Lines

It looks like a change at Pireaus. You'll find the prices at that site too.They are a little a bit out of date though.
by Assimilate
Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: belly dancing
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

belly dancing

I just came across this in the English suppliment of Kathimerini, if anyone is interested. Belly-dancing seminars are being offered in Hania, Crete, by Georgia Laskou. Participants will be taught the technique and the steps of one of the world’s oldest dances – which pop singer Shakira recently brou...
by Assimilate
Sat Jul 12, 2008 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: SOLAR POWER...,(SUBSIDIES???)
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

Subsidy/grant/tax deduction, whatever you want to call it is maxed at 700€ Within the law 3522/06 there is also an article that refers to a 20% tax deduction for a series of equipment including off-grid RES systems, thermal solar heating & natural gas systems, thermal insulation retrofits with a...
by Assimilate
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Damp course in homes in Crete
Replies: 10
Views: 4462

I think you may have problems with a damp course in an earthquake zone. There may be ways to do it but I doubt you could put a solid membrane around the house at 150mm above ground as is done in the UK. This would effectively split the house and when a big quake comes it would slide off the foundati...
by Assimilate
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: wind turbines
Replies: 22
Views: 9577

Also 1500 Euro seems a bit on the high side? Warwick I know that you can get them for a lot less but, that was the price for a large one and with the best quality metals. (forgive me for not being technical, I lost the email, with the ins and outs of the builds, I had) The cheaper tanks are made fr...

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