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by Coin Boy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Cocoon Telecom/BT
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Re: Cocoon Telecom/BT

Thanks. I'd heard it during the day but didn't connect the two. I'm not sure that the practice in the UK would necessarily affext what happens in Spain even in the same business and I'd be surprised if there isn't a firewall between the various BT companies. I've had a look around for information of...
by Coin Boy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: A mixed bag of questions for the experts!
Replies: 25
Views: 4292

Re: A mixed bag of questions for the experts!

You cannot get Freeview in Spain, as it is a UK only terrestrial service, via a TV aerial

What I should have said was freesat. I'm surprised youd didn't notice the error given your technical knowledge and the fact that I mentioned we use a satellite dish.
by Coin Boy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: A mixed bag of questions for the experts!
Replies: 25
Views: 4292

Re: A mixed bag of questions for the experts!

We have this problem with freeview on our Humax box that we've been using since May and it has got worse in the last few weeks. However, it's a lot less than when we were using a Sky box on the same cable and dish. I've wondered if a larger dish would make any difference given that we're at the edge...
by Coin Boy
Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Cocoon Telecom/BT
Replies: 2
Views: 1207

Cocoon Telecom/BT

i've been approached by Cocoon Telecom trying to get me to shift via them to BT. The advantage is that it would enable us to escape from Spantel, our ISP, and Movistar/Telefonica (we went with Spantel because Telefonica refused to give us an adsl connection on the same line that we have the adsl wit...
by Coin Boy
Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Firefox crashing on just one web site.
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Firefox crashing on just one web site.

"Site works OK for me with FF 3.5.6 under windows 7."

Same for me with FF 3.5.6 with XP Pro.
by Coin Boy
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird 3.0
Replies: 14
Views: 1311

Re: Thunderbird 3.0

I suspect you both know that Lightning 1.0, the calendar add-on for the e-mail client Thunderbird, is almost ready and when it is, it will be downloadable from www.mozilla.com, the same place to get Firefox and Thunderbird and, like those programmes, is free. Information on progress on Lightning can...
by Coin Boy
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Bachierato versus International Bacalaureate
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: Bachierato versus International Bacalaureate

Given that Bachillerato does not qualify students to get into Spanish universities, why would it get them into foreign ones? The Selectividad is the entrance exam for universities and, as far as I know, is set by each autonomous region, so that isn't a national exam in the way that A levels, althoug...
by Coin Boy
Sat Nov 21, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Bachierato versus International Bacalaureate
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: Bachierato versus International Bacalaureate

Bachillerato which is the the last two non-compulsory years of secondary education doesn't give entry to Spanish universities. University admissions are determined by results in the Selectividad or Prueba de acceso a la universidad (PAU). Many would-be students take intensive courses to prepare for ...
by Coin Boy
Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Imports from Gibraltar
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Imports from Gibraltar

If, for example, I bought a television in Gibraltar, am I right to assume that there would be duty to pay when bringing it into Spain? How can I find out what is subject to duty and what the rates are?
by Coin Boy
Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Thunderbird

Any news?
by Coin Boy
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Thunderbird
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Thunderbird

There's no string in my user name and I have no problems.

It will be worth looking at the mozillaZine Forums for help. They cover Firefox, Thunderbird, Lightining and all the other productes. http://forums.mozillazine.org/index.php
by Coin Boy
Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Foreign Resident Business Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Foreign Resident Business Day

It looks interesting. As there are no registration details and no contact information does that mean it's just a matter of turning up? If so, how can they judge what sort of numbers will be attending?
by Coin Boy
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: taxi fares
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: taxi fares

Every taxi driver whose cab I've taken from the airport has an official list with him and is willing to show it to the passenger.
by Coin Boy
Sun Oct 12, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Open Office
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Open Office

I've been using it since version 1.0 and have never looked back. I've even been able to go back to the documents I created in 1990 in the word processor that came with Windows 3.0, something I couldn't do with later versions of Microsoft Word. Apart from Openoffice being free and not being a product...
by Coin Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gravy Train Freeloader Michael Cashman Labour MEP
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Gravy Train Freeloader Michael Cashman Labour MEP

Ooops! I should proof read what I put on here before submitting. Thanks for pointing it out.
by Coin Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Children and higher IQ
Replies: 1
Views: 2310

Children and higher IQ

Food for thought. This article is in today's Telegraph and probably elsewhere.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... er-IQ.html
by Coin Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: help me choose an isp
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Re: help me choose an isp

Have a look at Direct Telecom's website who also do cheap calls and see what you think. http://www.direct-telecom.es/ We're always going to change to them but never get around to it. I have no confidence in Telefonica as they kept telling us that we couldn't have adsl but Spantel sorted it out very ...
by Coin Boy
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gravy Train Freeloader Michael Cashman Labour MEP
Replies: 8
Views: 2084

Re: Gravy Train Freeloader Michael Cashman Labour MEP

This is old news. The Telegraph ran it nearly four months ago. The article states that he paid the maximum allowed at the time, just over £8,000 in 2002 and now pays him £30,000 per month. You can read the article for yourself http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/2101900/Labour-MEP-Mi...
by Coin Boy
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Parents in Andalucia
Topic: Is anyone out there?
Replies: 8
Views: 3691

A good starting point would be to get a copy of the book Starting a Business in Spain which will tell you a lot about the legal structures that you could have, start up costs, issues about employment etc.

For many it's probably the end of the dream when they understand what's involved.
by Coin Boy
Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: abandon
Replies: 35
Views: 6395

Isn't it the case that someone with children who arrives in the country and is homeless contacts Social Services whilst they are still at the airport and they are provided with temporary accommodation providing that they are genuine? A problem could occur if the SS viewed the person making themselve...

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