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by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: mirroring to TV.
Replies: 20
Views: 5172

Re: mirroring to TV.

Thanks, Warwick.

(Obviously the TV must have an HDMI input socket.)
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Lightning damage
Replies: 10
Views: 3550

Lightning damage

Sat, Oct 28, 2017 The lightning season is here again. A friend unplugged his phone line during the recent storm. When the storm had passed (so he thought) he plugged the modem/router back in, briefly, to send an email. Ten seconds later there was a flash and a bang and his phone and broadband router...
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: mirroring to TV.
Replies: 20
Views: 5172

Re: mirroring to TV.

The iPad can be connected to the TV with a suitable lead. I recall that Graham Cook demonstrated it at "Cretan Corner" Taverna, shortly before he retired. Also, I have friends in Paleiloni who uses an iPad connected to their TV to watch UK TV. So, if you don't mind "tying up" the...
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Rats
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Re: Rats

Yes, naphthalene is also sold as firelighter bricks. But the tiny "mothballs" that I put in my car won't burn for long and I keep them away from the exhaust. Since putting naphthalene balls in my car's engine compartment, the wiring hasn't been attacked by rodents. In fact, come to think o...
by SatCure
Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Mobile phone shops (Chania/Kalives)
Replies: 28
Views: 8655

Re: Mobile phone shops (Chania/Kalives)

Several of my acquaintances on Crete have changed back to UK-based SIMs because, they say, Vofafone.gr is simply too expensive. However, phoning a UK number with a Greek SIM card is also expensive. I have a Greek Vodafone SIM and a UK Virgin PAYG SIM card in my (basic) phone. I use the latter when p...
by SatCure
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Best place to advertise used laptop
Replies: 5
Views: 1726

Re: Best place to advertise used laptop

A link to it: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=10885

Note for others: local schools are desperate for (free) unwanted computers of any type. Condition unimportant as long as they work.
by SatCure
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Rats
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Re: Rats

Search Youtube for rat traps homemade and you'll find some ingenious designs.

Suspend perforated containers of naphthalene around your car engine compartment to deter vermin. This stuff evaporates so replenish as necessary.
by SatCure
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Anyone play an acoustic instrument?

As you may know, there are several established bands in the area.

Is yours going to be a private affair or do you plan to perform in public?
If the latter, are you aware of the licensing and tax requirements?
by SatCure
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

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: 3353

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: 7606

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: 37
Views: 8111

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: 3353

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: 2325

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: 1222

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...

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