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by Kilkis
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Meteor Shower
Replies: 9
Views: 3039

A couple of weeks ago I had promised someone that I would look up the dates of some major showers since they had never experienced one. Being a bit geriatric I had completely forgotten when I suddenly saw the BBC article on the Perseids. I know a few people on this and other fora had expressed an in...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Question for Paul
Replies: 17
Views: 6843

Hi Allan Firstly, I hope that they are going to upgrade from 264 MB to 1 GB NOT 264 kB to 1 MB???? Secondly, it depends what type of memory your computer needs. Strange as it seems, often older types of memory can cost more than the type that is most commonly used today. All down to volume. If you l...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Meteor Shower
Replies: 9
Views: 3039

Meteor Shower

Anybody interested in astronomy, there should be a strong meteor shower this weekend. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6940962.stm Skies over Crete should be pretty clear.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Increase in infected e-cards
Replies: 7
Views: 3385

I've got Version 8 on a DVD if that is any use to you, Mathitis? It seems to run OK on my ancient Windows XP Pro machine.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Book review - Please Remember by A R Drew
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

If you are logged in you can delete your own posts Lynn. Little cross in the top right corner of the post.

Warwick
by Kilkis
Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Cretan Adventure part 2 - 30 days to go
Replies: 6
Views: 4148

Re: Cretan Adventure part 2 - 30 days to go

.. I mean is there anything about England that you really miss. I doubt it... So it's Sunday morning in autumn. Get up late, have a cup of coffee and take the dog for a walk. It's sunny but quite cool so you can walk briskly without working up a sweat. Take a route across the common and some fields...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: A gadget I'd like to find
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

A passive repeater might be a solution. Put a Yagi outside pointed at the base station, assuming you know where it is. Put a monopole inside. Connect the two with a coax cable. Should work. I've been told our local council is considering one to improve TV reception in the village. There's a big hill...
by Kilkis
Sat Aug 04, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Downloading Tom Lehrer Songs
Replies: 8
Views: 3612

I think some of Spike Jones would make perfect Karaoke music, Paul. "Serutan Yob" is my favourite but "Chloe" and "Cigareets and Whiskey and Wild Wild Women" are also very good. "Hawaian War Chant" and "Cocktails for Two" have both been used on recen...
by Kilkis
Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Using Data Cards for Internet access
Replies: 22
Views: 14263

It’s difficult to tell since the antenna is covered but from the shape of the outer cover and the specification I would guess it is a double log periodic. This is a typical design used to give very wide band coverage with moderate gain. I used to have one at work operating from 1 to 18 GHz with an a...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: LAN and internet speeds
Replies: 22
Views: 7558

The other things that effects download speed; are the upstream speed of the server your downloading from; and the traffic and route taken to communicate with that server. I agree. It means that you can never be sure why something is slow. Suppose millions of people are simultaneously using the spee...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: LAN and internet speeds
Replies: 22
Views: 7558

Three things mostly affect download speed. Most importantly is the equipment installed in the exchange. Forthnet seem to be saying that if it is their own 24 Mbps equipment then you will get “up to 24 Mbps” but if it is still OTE equipment then you won’t. PS We won’t tell you which it is. I’ve nothi...
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cheaper winter flights?
Replies: 2
Views: 1549

One of the fees you pay at every airport in Greece is a levy to support Athens International Airport. I wonder if that part of the fee is also reduced?

Warwick
by Kilkis
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: A Question on Tax
Replies: 12
Views: 5438

A few random thoughts. As far as I can tell, based on information from my accountant, “Resident for Tax purposes” is not treated the same in Greece as it is in the UK. The UK has strict rules based on individual number of days in each year abroad and average number of days abroad over a period of ti...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: 19% VAT - CLARIFICATION
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

I cannot swear to the following but it is my interpretation. Scenario 1. Developer goes out and buys some land. Developer builds house on land. Developer sells house to punter. Developer charges 19 % VAT on the final sale price, e.g. cost of the house is quoted as €100,000 plus €19,000 VAT. You pay ...
by Kilkis
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Is Your Car Legal?
Replies: 21
Views: 7219

The cost to me for a 12 years old petrol driven car was 50 Euro exactly. I have no idea if it is a pre-test or a full test. I believed that what I was getting was a full test. I have a printed certificate and the sticker on my number plate that both state it requires testing again in 2009. The certi...

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