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by ebbnflow
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Old Dell computer - disposal
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: Old Dell computer - disposal

Those old Inspirons are well built. I've just recently admitted defeat on my ancient example after mother board failure. It had been modernised to the max over the years, seen very heavy use and was a perfectly good lappy for general duties. Ran fast and well on win7. I've tucked it away in case ano...
by ebbnflow
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Chromecast
Replies: 18
Views: 4110

Re: Chromecast

Thanks everyone! I haven't actually bought one yet and I think I will give it a miss! Get in quick then, production has ceased on the Chromecast Audio in preparation for it to be discontinued so I fear this may follow soon. I guess it interferes with the rest of the range price wise. There are a fe...
by ebbnflow
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Sliding patio Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 2223

Re: Sliding patio Doors

From a Spanish web seller of such things "Conjunto de rodillos para puerta o ventana".
Quite close to the usually dodgy Google translation.
by ebbnflow
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Shower.
Replies: 15
Views: 3420

Re: Shower.

Sounds like those with gas boilers have problems. What size is the boiler, how old is it, when was it last cleaned/ descaled. An 11litre gas boiler from a half decent manufacturer (junkers, viallant) will do a great job. Our place had the boiler outside (in a cupboard) close to the bathroom. Very qu...
by ebbnflow
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Mature Fruit Trees
Replies: 7
Views: 3452

Re: Mature Fruit Trees

Water is also an issue in Competa due to cost and availability. We are lucky to have both low cost water when irrigation is needed and land that holds a reasonably high water table. Thus we have been successful with; oranges, lemons, avocados, plums, grapes, nispero, peach, lime, kaffir lime and I'm...
by ebbnflow
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Renault Capture
Replies: 21
Views: 3016

Re: Renault Capture

Having suffered two total dogs of Renaults and the, at best, indifferent service I would never have any car with a Renault connection again. Modern Citroens have some funky designs, love them or hate them, but also have well documented longevity problems. The only French cars I've been happy with ar...
by ebbnflow
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Mozailla Firefox
Replies: 24
Views: 2406

Re: Mozailla Firefox

I would agree that Firefox has become troublesome over recent months, with no amount of cache cleaning or even reinstalling (having used FFs cleaner) curing the problem. For example, in my current location, the EasyJet site refuses to load any input data, defaulting back to the home page. Sites I us...
by ebbnflow
Wed May 31, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Movistar Fibre
Replies: 5
Views: 1952

Re: Movistar Fibre

Movistar have always played the same game. Move the goal posts when they feel like in order to charge more. Left them a long time ago and never returned. All the providers have their faults of course but I personally found Movistar's dishonest accounting too much to endure. Jazztel offer very good p...
by ebbnflow
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airport transfer help
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Airport transfer help

Silvia's contact.

http://www.canillasdealbaida.es/negocios/transporte/item/54-taxi-n%C2%BA1

The waiter in Bar Cereza is Isaac, pronounced Iz-ak.
by ebbnflow
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Restaurants & Bars
Topic: Menu translation fails
Replies: 8
Views: 6813

Re: Menu translation fails

Don't forget English run restaurants with bad Spanish translations! One that stuck in my amused mind was; rollito de muella.......spring roll but the coiled metal kind.
by ebbnflow
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Airport transfer help
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Airport transfer help

Sylvia is the best value taxi we've used as well. Alternatively get the bus shuttle from airport to Malaga bus station. Then take an Alsa bus to Torre Del Mar to catch Loymerbus from Torre (15 min walk between bus stations allowing for slow stroll with luggage) for the 12:30, 14:00 or 19:30 service ...
by ebbnflow
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Is cheating on?
Replies: 17
Views: 8400

Re: Is cheating on?

Cheating does seem to be far more prevalent these days, with technology and indifference paving the way. I'm not sure that the modern classwork backed assessment system is any better though. When I went through school I doubled up on several subjects taking both CSE and O-Level. Without cheating I s...
by ebbnflow
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: License to use weedkiller spray
Replies: 15
Views: 4853

Re: License to use weedkiller spray

I was asked for a license for the first time just a week ago.
On saying I didn't have one I was presented with Roundup sachets of powder, each one good for 15l of murdering. Seems to work the same as ready made liquid. Die ya little wot nots! :twisted:
by ebbnflow
Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: HOTMAIL OR OUTLOOK!
Replies: 16
Views: 1703

Re: HOTMAIL OR OUTLOOK!

Just turn it off in settings. You can decide to sort the inbox into Focused or other, or you can do neither. Go to Settings, Options, Layout, Focused Inbox. Sid Beat me to it! Both outlook and gmail can give strange problems especially after an update. I use both and have them linked so that if one...
by ebbnflow
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Dogs in restaurants...latest?
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Dogs in restaurants...latest?

I overheard a discussion between a waiter and diners where the waiter stated that they could not allow the couples pet inside as the law forbade it. The customer then said that the law for Andalucia, at least, had changed late 2016 to put the choice with the restaurant owners. Like myself the waiter...
by ebbnflow
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Am I being hacked
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: Am I being hacked

Yep, that's quite true. IFAIK we now have a reasonable list amongst the posts of the precautions to take. The more difficult you make it for someone to hack in the more likely said hacker will move on to someone elses network :wink: Without some pretty serious software and hardware a determined hack...
by ebbnflow
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Am I being hacked
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: Am I being hacked

I was just having another look at my routers settings and it has a new feature. If someone does get past your security settings (actually not that difficult), instead of blocking unfamiliar MACs as I stated above, you choose "Enable MAC filtering", fill in all of your family's devices MAC ...
by ebbnflow
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Am I being hacked
Replies: 24
Views: 3295

Re: Am I being hacked

Routers have there own physical "address" (typed into your normal top internet search bar) that is accessable from, at least, the main computer on the system if not all devices with permission. A password is required for this. If you do not have the address for your router , obtain it from...
by ebbnflow
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: On a Scale of 1 to 10 how high would you rate living in Andalucia??
Replies: 21
Views: 4189

Re: On a Scale of 1 to 10 how high would you rate living in Andalucia??

I'm assuming you are USA citizens from your statement "moving from the states"? For example, the majority of members here are from other European countries and will, therefore, have quite a different take on life in Andalucia than you may. For example, members from the UK are used to a nat...

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