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by john4d
Sun Nov 15, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 33
Views: 6538

Re: Brexit

Warwick I agree that speculating what might be the outcome of what will certainly be complex negotiations is a time wasting and pointless exercise. I was though, if you recall from my original post, merely pointing out that the Norwegian model is not the only option and that other viable (and in my ...
by john4d
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 33
Views: 6538

Re: Brexit

Warwick The reason I mentioned Turkey is that it has a customs union with the EU allowing it to export unhindered into the EU. Hence FIAT manufacturing all of it's Doblo cars in Turkey and importing them into all EU countries, not to mention Europe's largest white goods manufacturer BEKO exporting t...
by john4d
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 33
Views: 6538

Re: Brexit

When anyone mentions Brexit the opponents always point to Norway as being an example of a non-EU country having to follow most of the EU rules without having the ability to shape them. No one mentions Turkey.

John
by john4d
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: banking
Replies: 34
Views: 6651

Re: banking

Kilkis wrote

Fagin is the role model. "You've got to pick-a-pocket or two, boys, You've got to pick-a-pocket or two."


Warwick this is a selective quote he also said

In this life, one thing counts
In the bank, large amounts


:D John
by john4d
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: banking
Replies: 34
Views: 6651

Re: banking

Yes, RBS and Lloyds Bank did go bust and the UK Government bailed them out. They have now successfully re-capitalised and passed the 'stress test'. The four largest Greek Banks have just failed the Stress test, is the Greek Government in a position to bail them out? If they went bust could the Greek...
by john4d
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: banking
Replies: 34
Views: 6651

Re: banking

I certainly don't disagree with any of the comments already listed and I used to transfer smallish amounts to my Greek Bank to cover my DD for telephone and Electricity, cash from the banks ATM and a debit card for shop purposes. But with the Greek Banking crises, restrictions and the ever increasin...
by john4d
Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Saturday Market - Hania
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: Saturday Market - Hania

Thank you Jean, just what I wanted, excellent information.

John
by john4d
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Saturday Market - Hania
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Saturday Market - Hania

I know this question is often asked, and always answered, but as things frequently change I'm asking it again -Where is the Saturday Market in Hania please?

John
by john4d
Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: ELECTRIC DOMESTIC POWER - VOLTAGE>
Replies: 6
Views: 1640

Re: ELECTRIC DOMESTIC POWER - VOLTAGE>

Officially It's the same, ie 230 volts. The UK used to be 240 volts (phase to Neutral) whilst most of Europe was 220 volts. The EU decided to standardise at 230 volts. Unofficially no one changed, they just altered the percentage tolerance they were allowed, so the UK declared 230 volts as the stand...
by john4d
Sat Oct 03, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sky Dish Alignment
Replies: 17
Views: 5370

Re: Sky Dish Alignment

Alan, how about "It seemed like a good idea at the time"? Seriously when I changed from my previous package I did get a doubling of my speed, so I was quite pleased. I've just changed my package in the UK and I'm getting 38 mbps although the line is capable of supporting 72 mbps, but I don...
by john4d
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Sky Dish Alignment
Replies: 17
Views: 5370

Re: Sky Dish Alignment

Warwick didn't mention it, although I'm sure he will expand further if asked, the actual speed obtained depends on many factors, distance from the exchange, quality of the line, contention etc. I pay for 24 mbps but only get about 3 mbps which is about the maximum my house location will support. I t...
by john4d
Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Best University in Greece?
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

Re: The Best University in Greece?

Quite so Warwick, but it's still ranked as the best University in Greece.

John
by john4d
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: The Best University in Greece?
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

The Best University in Greece?

According to the latest survey, the best University in Greece is The University of Crete, in Rethymnon.

see here

Type "Greece" into the "Filter by Name" box

John
by john4d
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: private health insurance
Replies: 18
Views: 4592

Re: private health insurance

Warwick quoted Most people will no longer be entitled to use your UK-issued European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access healthcare abroad." But that isn't clear either as it really means that you can't use the card in the country you are now resident in, you can still use it in other countr...
by john4d
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: AMINA - H CARGO SHIP IN ALMYRIDA BAY
Replies: 12
Views: 3660

Re: AMINA - H CARGO SHIP IN ALMYRIDA BAY

If I get the radio put back into my boat before the ship departs I'll give them a call and ask them.

John

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