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by Jean
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro
Replies: 15
Views: 8301

Effect of Sterling drop against the Euro

I thought that I'd start another thread about the drop of value of the Pound against the Euro. Been thinking about the ramifications and it gets pretty complex so I'd be really interested in opinions. What effects do you think that it will produce in Crete considering that a considerable percentage ...
by Jean
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: exchange rate
Replies: 12
Views: 5970

Not as bad as it would be if you had US$!
by Jean
Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: New Laws - Car Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 4678

I like it. And don't you think that that story is worth the money it cost you?
by Jean
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

If you really want or need a country specific keyboard you can always buy a USB external one for next to nothing in the UK (or Germany, France or wherever depending on what you want) and plug it in your laptop.
by Jean
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: spyware
Replies: 8
Views: 4244

If you post where you are located someone might be able to say.
by Jean
Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: spyware
Replies: 8
Views: 4244

Your machine is probably already infected with something pretty nasty. Just don't click to download more junk and get it seen to by someone who knows about spyware and how to remove it. The problem above is probably not related to the spam you are getting. You can download Mailwasher (free version) ...
by Jean
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Laptop
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

check that it is in English


I guess that you mean the operating system as the keyboard will always have English + Greek.
I think that if you buy from a computer shop you will be able to specify that you want the OS in English and not in Greek but yes, do remember to specify this.
by Jean
Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Easter for tourists?
Replies: 4
Views: 2686

You won't have too many problems at all even if certain things might not function quite normally. There are always tourists over the Easter period so the Cretans know how to accommodate both the tourists and their feast. What you might want to avoid is doing a lot of driving on Easter Sunday in the ...
by Jean
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: adsl up the spout again
Replies: 6
Views: 3733

No power cut yesterday and no slow ADSL today just up the road from where you live Paul
by Jean
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Can anyone explain please?
Replies: 53
Views: 18633

1936 Minus 15 deg F 1978 Minus 19 deg F I just checked that with my calculator (not to good with Fahrenheit) and it works out at respectively -26C and -28C. Surely that can't be right for Chania. AFAIK the lowest recorded temperature was -1C on 13th and 14th February 2004. Or is your "Chania&q...
by Jean
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Weather
Replies: 20
Views: 9468

But it IS romantic. In fact one of the reasons I love Crete is because it is such an extreme place. As for the old Cretans, I am sure that they will cope with it, they have seen worse and, honestly, the current weather is nothing so out of the ordinary. It happens every few years and it passes quick...
by Jean
Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Weather
Replies: 20
Views: 9468

Rose-coloured spectacles are everywhere or in certain quarters.


I doubt that either Caroline, Paul or I have rose-tinted spectacles.
by Jean
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Weather
Replies: 20
Views: 9468

I've just had a look in your neck of the woods but didn't see too many people on the beach. http://www.west-crete.com/dailypics/cre ... 17-08.shtm
by Jean
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Strike
Replies: 15
Views: 6363

May have to get out the old chain saw this weekend and head up to the mountains. Make sure that you take your snow chains as well! Looks like Jean's OK, it's summer where he lives That's called central heating ;-) I am actually looking forward to the big 'event' forecast this weekend. Already have ...
by Jean
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Spam
Replies: 15
Views: 8126

I got a new email address with OTENET when I moved to Crete. It started to receive spam within 24 hours despite never having been used. My Otenet address (had it for almost 10 years) is spam free so you've had bad luck Warwick. did you know that if you download the Google Toolbar free from Google t...

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