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by Flexo
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Calling olive experts..

Ricasso wrote: That's if they're edible olives, that is (Flexo) - Is there a way of finding that out? Mine tasted ok..


It is not that they aren't edible, it is just that they aren't used for it. Just try to identify which cultivar it is, it is easier to make an assessment that way.
by Flexo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Calling olive experts..
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Calling olive experts..

Not all types are for eating, most are just for oil production.
by Flexo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car First Service
Replies: 14
Views: 230

Re: New Car First Service

I think the Italian sports cars like Ferrari and what not requires service every 2000km. Also if you drive much in dusty environments or rugged terrain you will likely need service in 5000km or so with a full oil change.
by Flexo
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 48
Views: 858

Re: Gibraltar

If you have a problem with small places maybe you shouldn't bother but it is a separate culture, Llano is not Spanish and it is not British either. They have a pidgin language which contains Arabic, Hebrew, English, Spanish and probably other languages as well. They use root forms of Hebrew words th...
by Flexo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 48
Views: 858

Re: Gibraltar

If they dismantle it and find nothing they have to put it back together. Thats scaremongering from you as they don’t strip cars for nothing. They work on intelligence and also use sniffer dogs. What I know of customs is that the dogs are only for show, real sniffer dogs are way to expensive for tha...
by Flexo
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 48
Views: 858

Re: Gibraltar

I've never had a problem taking my car in . Also fuel is duty free. Only delay I've had is when there are aircraft landing or taking off. And I've never seen a car being taken apart. I wonder if Flexo has ever been in Gibraltar? Yeah I have and I am relaying the information I stated above from seve...
by Flexo
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Gibraltar
Replies: 48
Views: 858

Re: Gibraltar

Whatever you do, don't bring your car in. The waiting time is terrible, there is no parking available in Gibraltar and if you are unlucky the customs might decide to disassemble your car and I am not sure they have to reassemble it again.
by Flexo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange samsung smartphone battery issue
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Strange samsung smartphone battery issue

There are a few battery calibration apps you can test at the Playstore which can improve the performance of the battery. I have no idea how they work and some experts claim they are total bogus but I had some serious battery problems with my phone and after having run them it went back to normal.
by Flexo
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Frigiliana campo water - safe to drink?
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Frigiliana campo water - safe to drink?

A brita filter is like 2.5 euros at Carrefour, takes out something like 99.99% of all pollutants (don't remember the number of decimals). You can also get an atmospheric water generator for a few hundred euros that produces water from the air, guaranteed 100% free from any pollutants. Either one bea...
by Flexo
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advise
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: advise

Ha! Ha! Flexo, we have great hospitals here but I know from experience that, in an emergency, the medics make the decisions and do not consult. When I complained about some treatment my OH got a few years ago they just shouted back at me, "What do you expect? We were busy trying to save his li...
by Flexo
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advise
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: advise

costakid wrote:Well it felt like an emergency when i cracked a disc in my back. MRI picked it up.


Don't know exactly when it is preferable to do CT scans, think it is brain injuries or such, if there is a choice I think MRIs are preferable any time.
by Flexo
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advise
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: advise

No, when you get a CT scan you receive a harmful level of radiation which is enough to cause cancer. There is no amount of CT scans that are considered safe, it is just the lesser of two evils if you have an emergency. Therefore you do MRIs instead of CT scans if there is no emergency.
by Flexo
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: advise
Replies: 21
Views: 673

Re: advise

MRI scan is safe, CT scan is harmful.
by Flexo
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 or Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 386

Re: Windows 10 or Mac?

Geez, another Apple-fanboy thread about the superior Apple sweatshop-techmologies.

Last time I checked the best Apple computer cost twice the similar PC build and was benchmarked at less than half the speed. If that is a metric for superior then I am Clark Kent.
by Flexo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Re ITV
Replies: 56
Views: 2113

Re: Re ITV

Like I stated, I think it is a local Malaga thing. I had my car to the ITV last week and nobody asked for anything.
by Flexo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Re ITV
Replies: 56
Views: 2113

Re: Re ITV

Seems to be a local Malaga issue, here in Cordoba nobody has ever wanted to see my insurance documents for any of my vehicles I have had tested for three years now.
by Flexo
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Setting up a boating business
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Setting up a boating business

No idea but you need to talk to a local gestor. Having a business in Spain is a bit different. There are several swedish speaking gestorias in the area, I know one in Fuengirola called Scandinavian Services: http://scandinavianservice.e.telefonica ... ntakt.html
by Flexo
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Chainsaw Purchase
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Chainsaw Purchase

peteroldracer wrote:The electric ones are fine for fingers and toes, but for real work like a thigh bone you need a good 2-stroke.


The effect of the chainsaw has absolutely nothing to do with how it is powered, the difference is that you don't need to have an extension cable for a gasoline engine.
by Flexo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Chainsaw Purchase
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Chainsaw Purchase

Of course they are potentially lethal, but so is a car. More people die in them than with a chainsaw! People who haven't done the basic chainsaw training usually don't understand how dangerous they are. Using a chainsaw is dangerous even for a trained professional and being a chainsaw operator is o...
by Flexo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 764

Re: Solar panels and feedback to the grid, or not?

I wouldn't go with Tesla batteries yet, they are still quite expensive and we don't know how many years they last. If you buy Tesla you lock yourself into their system and you probably have to use their charge controller and so forth. It is likely you need a different capacity than they offer aswell...

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