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by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Good Old Lidls
Replies: 12
Views: 1517

Re: Good Old Lidls

One thing that never ceases to amaze me at Lidl (and other super-markets too): the number of Greek senior citizens buying the horrible (and expensive) packaged, frozen or tinned foods when the locally grown fresh product is available. Yesterday I bought some Lidl seeds for vegetables that I hope to ...
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: IKA Renewal Heads Up
Replies: 80
Views: 6818

Re: IKA Renewal Heads Up

Last year I forgot to renew IKA until March when my request for a prescription was denied by the system (also at the Kalives surgery). As usual, I went to Kep in the Court Square in Chania and they got it renewed. While I was waiting, I "borrowed" the medication from the local pharmacy and...
by johnincrete
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Firefox thinks I am Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Re: Firefox thinks I am Greek

Thanks Kilkis but why don't I get the problem with Chrome? I have never got a site in Greek using Chrome. The problems I have had with Firefox were mainly downloads of programs that I lost when the computer was reformatted to change back to Windows 7 from the ever-problematic Windows 10. I used the ...
by johnincrete
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Firefox thinks I am Greek
Replies: 9
Views: 1177

Firefox thinks I am Greek

There must be some setting in Firefox that causes so many web sites accessed through it to be in Greek. This does not happen with Chrome so my system is OK. Is there any way I can download Firefox so that it does not screw things up!
by johnincrete
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

Re: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

Thanks Kilkis but One Drive is not listed in the application and the stupid message is still making life difficult. Incidentally, one reason I got the phone was to have a portable Bible application to replace my large Bibles when I am at church. IT has disappeared from the phone. Maybe I should ditc...
by johnincrete
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone
Replies: 9
Views: 1503

One Drive on not-so-smart Samsung phone

I understand that On Drive is a Microsoft offering and is intended for storage. I have no reason to use it. Somehow it has installed itself on my phone but I get a warning every few seconds "One Drive has stopped" and it makes using the phone very difficult because you have to click OK. IT...
by johnincrete
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Key ring torch

took a print of the e-shop page to the shop where a very helpful man placed the order. picked up the torch this am used it tonight - great!
thanks as ever
by johnincrete
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: english speaking cardiologist
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: english speaking cardiologist

I have spent many hours waiting at the hospital and in other places to have a vast range of tests. As a retired person, it is no big deal but my daughter who always accompanied me is trying to make an honest living teaching Greek children to speak English has to make big sacrifices to care for me. I...
by johnincrete
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: english speaking cardiologist
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: english speaking cardiologist

thanks for suggestions
Appointment made for me by daughter on recommendation from hospital. Thorough test showed perfect heart and circulation!
by johnincrete
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Re: Key ring torch

Thanks everyone. I shall try to learn the Greek although my aged memory means that I have to re-learn such simple things as days of the week and numbers over and over again. Why is it that when I ask a question, I immediately fall ill after getting the answer! Hopefully the cold and cough that every...
by johnincrete
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Key ring torch
Replies: 6
Views: 1157

Key ring torch

Many years ago in UK, I had a very useful device that attached to the key ring and, when pressed, shone a fine light so as to make keyholes easily accessed in the dark. It was a freebie from a magazine and there was no means of recharging it when it stopped working. Does anyone know if such a thing ...
by johnincrete
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: english speaking cardiologist
Replies: 5
Views: 886

english speaking cardiologist

can you recommend a cardiologist, preferably in chania but will travel for a good one
by johnincrete
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Re: Facebook problems

Thanks for the help. I will deal with Facebook when I have a young person with me who can help just as I did so many years ago when the VCR first came out. One thing always puzzles me about Facebook is that, every day, the same people post something, often sharing someopne elses' post. What do these...
by johnincrete
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Organ donation in Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 1849

Organ donation in Greece

When I lived in England, I carried an organ donor card because I believe that my physical body is better used to help others than to rot away in the ground. Is there any equivalent here in Greece? The haste with which dead people are buried seems to make organ donation very difficult to achieve desp...
by johnincrete
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Facebook problems
Replies: 12
Views: 1808

Facebook problems

I don't use Facebook now but I get many messages (?posts) on my smart phone and it is annoying. 1. Is it possible to delete my Facebook account completey? If so, how - simple instructions for a simpleton please. 2. Alternatively, can I un-friend the nuisance posters? Again, remember i am a simpleton...

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