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by SatCure
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK Virgin Sim
Replies: 52
Views: 8503

Re: UK Virgin Sim

Something else I noticed: For a week or more, my little Nokia has displayed a symbol: O_O and about every half hour the phone would give two beeps with a delay of about 30 seconds between. I disabled the beep by setting "Warnings" OFF in the Settings menu. I assumed that the O_O symbol was...
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines
Replies: 85
Views: 16698

Re: Level 1 for Chania. Level 3 Herakleion New guidelines

Our small, local supermarket delivers on request. We recently had a new solar heating system delivered and installed (had to hire a γερανός to lift the stuff onto the roof), as well as a pergola and stone wall built. No problem in getting tradesmen near Vamos. None of them wore a mask - but I don't ...
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Do they speak proper Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Do they speak proper Greek?

Everybody must have experienced the situation where you say something and the person you are talking to looks at you quizzically for a short time and then recognition dawns and they repeat the sentence back to you. Oh, yes. Even before the dreaded Koronoios came along, I was struggling to say "...
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Cost of heating oil
Replies: 10
Views: 1754

Re: Cost of heating oil

I have 2 x 200AH, 6 volt, deep discharge batteries powering a 1500 Watt inverter* (actually, it's only good for about 500 Watts before it shuts down). So that's my "UPS". Charged by two photovoltaic panels when the sun shines and a 14v 40A power supply when it doesn't. * The latest inverte...
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Road Tax 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 6697

Re: Road Tax 2021

OK, since I paid via the Piraeus Bank last year, it already had all the details. So the sequence was thus: Log in to Piraeus online banking. Click [Payments] tab then click Payments/Transfers Management RECREATE RETRIEVE PAYMENT DATA FROM TAXISNET (gets this year's ref. no.) SUBMIT Wait for extrapin...
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Road Tax 2021
Replies: 32
Views: 6697

Re: Road Tax 2021

thebigbluecheese wrote:I put in R instead of P .. silly me .. it worked ..

So it requires Greek keyboard selected?
by SatCure
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: UK Virgin Sim
Replies: 52
Views: 8503

Re: UK Virgin Sim

I have a vodafon SIM and a Virgin SIM in a Nokia. This discussion prompted me to check and I, too, have no signal for Virgin from Cosmote. The signal was always weak indoors but now it's zero. On logging in to my Virgin account, I note that I last topped up on November 26th and my remaining balance ...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 45911

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Follow the money. A recent HCQ paper published in the Lancet was funded by the Chinese. I'm not including the link to it. You can believe whatever you like but I recommend perusing ALL the available evidence before making up your mind. Yes, I'm afraid that it takes time but what else have you got to...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Top Up Heating Oil?
Replies: 16
Views: 5165

Re: Top Up Heating Oil?

Well, I "bit the bullet" and bought 400 litres of oil at €330, which works out at €0.825 per litre. I was reluctant - not because it evaporates (it does, but not much) but because my plastic 1000 litre tank is ten years old and I'm worried that its useful end-of-life might be approaching. ...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Vaping and Coronavirus
Replies: 12
Views: 2985

Re: Vaping and Coronavirus

Interestingly, statistical studies allegedly show that smokers don't fare as badly with COVID-19 as non-smokers. Believed to be due to the nicotine, although there may be some other effect. So I'm trying to breathe in as much "vape" as possible! :wink: __ Can Vaping Cause Cancer? (I recomm...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Allergy/Pollen Count
Replies: 25
Views: 7467

Re: Allergy/Pollen Count

In the uk I suffered terrible allergies from rapeseed, in Crete, it’s the flowers on the olive trees, and there’s millions here, Likewise. On one occasion I drove past a rapeseed field then had to stop the car because my eyes were watering so much that I couldn't see. The "cure" for me is...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 45911

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

On the subject of disposable masks, I wonder if they can be re-used if they are sprayed with anti-bac after each use? Bright sunlight each side for two minutes. Alternatively, if mask is washable, soapy water. There's no need to use antibacterial soap unless you like to waste money. I also read tha...
by SatCure
Wed May 06, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer
Replies: 133
Views: 30168

Re: Britons urged to travel to Greece this summer

Yes, maybe it depends upon the particular virus's ability to reinvent itself as a different strain. I think I read there are 600 variants of the common cold coronavirus. There are already 30 strains of COVID-19. The most virulent were found in Italy and Iran. So don't hold your breath for an all-en...
by SatCure
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Coronavirus, what happens next
Replies: 202
Views: 45911

Re: Coronavirus, what happens next

Here's an interesting report from two doctors working in the field. (I listened at 1.25 speed, since it's a bit slow.) See what you think about their conclusions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=xfLVxx_lBLU Also, just received 2 minutes ago from George Atsalakis "Tax Oasis" in Xaniá: ...
by SatCure
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Let's Talk About Beer …....
Replies: 9
Views: 2903

Re: Let's Talk About Beer …....

I can confirm that Greengibble at Litsarda will take orders and do their best to bring them on the next trip from the UK. It used to be monthly but I don't know what's happening currently.

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