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by SatCure
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Central heating in winter?
Replies: 27
Views: 8449

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: 3353

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: 2569

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: 3090

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: 2026

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: 2835

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: 3474

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: 2782

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.
by SatCure
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Anyone using a PORTABLE Aircon unit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Anyone using a PORTABLE Aircon unit?

Anyone using a PORTABLE Air conditioning unit?

Would you recommend a make/model?
Any comments on its price, efficiency, reliability, noise, exhaust pipe?

(This is for a friend - not for me.)

Thanks.
by SatCure
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Oh my goodness, what a mess......Greece
Replies: 10
Views: 3662

Re: Oh my goodness, what a mess......Greece

Most Cretans have access to a plot of land where they can at least keep chickens and grow vegetables. This is not the same situation as for most city dwellers on the mainland. Crete, as a whole, is completely self-sufficient (apart from a few commodities including oil). It's nowhere near as bad as w...
by SatCure
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water Supply
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: Water Supply

The telephone lines are a little further away, perhaps 250 meters, and I have been informed that OTE would not run the line to the land Just for information:- A friend had the same response from OTE. He got permission from his neighbours to run his own cable along their walls, from his house to the...
by SatCure
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area
Replies: 10
Views: 2782

Re: Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area

Many thanks for your replies and apologies for the delay in responding. To be honest, I'd forgotten about the project until I went into my workshop at midnight and found that the fan had failed. 33°C was a bit much to bear! I agree that the "inverter" type sounds ideal and, for the size I ...
by SatCure
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to dispose of books?
Replies: 19
Views: 5622

Re: How to dispose of books?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the "Library Taverna" in Likotinará collects books. 8) (It's the village after Litsarda, home of "Greengibble", English food shop.) Also - just a thought - you might find that a local school will be glad of them. Most Greek parents are desperate for their ...
by SatCure
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV
Replies: 4
Views: 2349

Re: Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV

Get iPlayer Automator is a third party App, by Ascoware, to allow iOS based devices to access UK TV such as BBC and ITV by downloading programmes and then playing them. No, it doesn't play them and it works only on a Mac running OSX , not on any iOS device. It downloads BBC iPlayer and ITV player p...
by SatCure
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: What to get - New Computer
Replies: 10
Views: 2890

Re: What to get - New Computer

If anything goes wrong it's generally easier to get a PC fixed. I agree, however there's "Public" in Haniá and in Rethymno. In Haniá there's also a small repair shop next to the garage on the rhs as you approach the junction before the Apollon car park. And there's John Hatzidakis in Vamo...

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