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by SatCure
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Forum Issues - tech help?
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

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: 2552

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: 3107

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: 2459

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: 1504

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: 3442

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: 2211

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: 2459

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: 5172

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: 2166

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: 2619

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...
by SatCure
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Airconditioning Installer? VAMOS area

I need an aircon unit installing for a very small room measuring approx 2.2m x 2.8m x 2.5m high.

Reversible type for heat in winter would be useful.

Any idea of cost and recommendations would be welcome.

TIA
by SatCure
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV
Replies: 4
Views: 2166

Apple Mac Users BBC/ITV

The Get iPlayer Automator software has been rewritten to cope with BBC and ITV format changes. So you can download programmes again. It's especially handy if you have a slow broadband connection (unsuitable for streaming) or if a programme is broadcast too late to watch live (or if you miss it). You...
by SatCure
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Pesty
Replies: 15
Views: 5311

Re: Pesty

I know a guy who matches that description. He's originally from Thesaloniki so I guess he has a "northern accent" although, to be honest, I struggle to distinguish an Athens accent from an Iraklio accent.
by SatCure
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Medicinal Herbs
Replies: 18
Views: 5512

Re: Medicinal Herbs

There are several web sites with information. Simply search for "Cretan herbs" and you'll find them. Here's one: https://creti.co/blog/10-cretan-herbs/ Also... The oil of the "hashish" plant is widely reported as being effective against cancer and other ailments. Medical marijuan...

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