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by White Horse
Sun May 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Strange email event
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Strange email event

I'm not sure why Gmail do this. Wouldn't it be better if they only allowed identical details and rejected anything else? Spammers are always looking for opportunities to exploit and I think this weakens our defences somewhat. In reply to the OP, I would think the person making the booking made a mis...
by White Horse
Fri May 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: notification from bank re NIE renewal
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: notification from bank re NIE renewal

As usual there seems to be confusion in this thread between an NIE and a certificado de registro de ciudadano de la unión.
It's not surprising considering the terms used and that the authorities also confuse the two!
by White Horse
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Medical cover in UK.
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Medical cover in UK.

If you are over 60 prescriptions are free in the UK.
by White Horse
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: New Electricity Connection.
Replies: 11
Views: 1307

Re: New Electricity Connection.

Perhaps electricity prices and taxes will go down in Spain with the advent of a new socialist government?
by White Horse
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Official documentation of reaching pension age
Replies: 48
Views: 5700

Re: Official documentation of reaching pension age

What do they regard as pensionable age? 65?
Then I can't see what is wrong with a birth certificate, or a passport showing your date of birth.
Spanish bureaucracy is what it is!
by White Horse
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: New here
Replies: 9
Views: 923

Re: New here

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by White Horse
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Dart charge for expat users
Replies: 7
Views: 786

Re: Dart charge for expat users

Dart charge have broken the data laws themselves. By sending you the details of the lorry driver in San Sebastian, they have breached GDPR and should report themselves to the Information Commissioner's Office for the breach. (Yes, seriously!). This might be why they were not too interested in the lo...
by White Horse
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: Weather

Yes, we've had wall to wall sunshine for Easter weekend and 23C in the day and 10C at night. The smell of BBQs is everywhere here in the black country.
by White Horse
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Rabbies post Brexit
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Rabies post Brexit

Same dogs, same vaccinations, agreements cancelled on 29th March at 23:00, dog can't travel.
All of this despite the virtual absence of rabies in Western Europe. Bureaucracy creates problems, sometimes, just for the sake of it.
Makes one wonder whether our politicians serve us, or we serve them.
by White Horse
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK driving licences valid in Spain?
Replies: 33
Views: 7208

Re: UK driving licences valid in Spain?

Am I reading some comments correctly? Would some people rather avoid a medical examination, and carry on driving? Would people prefer to bury their heads in the sand or be told that they are medically unfit? The cost of around £35 for the medical is not too much - and I have heard of very few people...
by White Horse
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 4344

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

After consulting with family and friends, we've decided that multinational Internet companies like Facebook, Google, Microsoft pretty much own us and therefore resistance is futile, to quote the Borg.
by White Horse
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 4344

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I despise Facebook. I deleted everything in January 2018 and deactivated my account. It is not possible to delete an account, which I am sure must be a breach of GDPR, as they continue to keep data they do not need. If Whatsapp is going to rejoin and share with Facebook, I'm going to Google Hangouts...
by White Horse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 4344

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I think it's called Google Allo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSz6FVcxipw

Or how about Google Hangouts? (Rather poorly named IMO)
by White Horse
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative Messaging Apps
Replies: 25
Views: 4344

Re: Alternative Messaging Apps

I've not used it, but is Google Duo an option worth considering. After all, nearly everyone in the world has a Google account.
EDIT
I see that's a video calling option. Don't they have a messenger?
by White Horse
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: fridge
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: fridge

The live should NOT be on the thread. As has been discussed it could be the 3 pin plug is wired incorrectly, or if using an adaptor the polarity is reversed. Either way it makes it potentially more dangerous than having the live only to the centre of the base of the bulb. If the brown wire in the pl...
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Late ITV
Replies: 11
Views: 2817

Re: Late ITV

The ITV ran out on my moped and I wasn't prepared to risk a pull from the police, so I took my moped to the testing station in my Kangoo van.
I know it's not as easy with a car. That app Beachcomber suggests sounds brilliant!
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Late ITV
Replies: 11
Views: 2817

Re: Late ITV

Depends what side of the bed the GC officer got out that day.
Technically, if there's no current ITV in Spain, it has to be taken to the testing station by grua, I think.
by White Horse
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet
Replies: 13
Views: 2936

Re: Just bought a villa, now I need the internet

Go for Vodafone or ONO but not Movistar. Movistar customer service and billing are rubbish, in my opinion.

This website may be of help:
https://www.comparar-adsl.com/ofertas_adsl_fijo/index.html
by White Horse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 38
Views: 8346

Re: gota fria this weekend?

There's now a red alert for Malaga province for tomorrow: Fenómeno Lluvias Precipitación acumulada en 12 horas : 120 mm Ámbito geográfico Sol y Guadalhorce Hora de comienzo sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 06:00 hora oficial Hora de finalización sábado, 20 octubre 2018 a las 18:00 hora oficial Probabil...

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