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by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar lighting for gardens
Replies: 8
Views: 3542

Re: Solar lighting for gardens

Those last look a cut above the frail little ones* that have been around for some time, many of which just use one or two AA-sized NiMH batteries, and a tiny solar cell. Those above use a 3.2v lithium battery, which will be better. There has been a recent breakthrough in battery chemistry, the resul...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea Directa
Replies: 57
Views: 13679

Re: Linea Directa

One alternative is to pay premiums monthly/quarterly, where this is available.
That way, you can simply tell your bank to end the DD/SO when no longer required.
I have a feeling that LD don't allow payment of ins.premiums this way, though.
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Doctor's appointment
Replies: 5
Views: 2305

Re: Doctor's appointment

Just used the new site yesterday. Rather cumbersome. Remember to input your NIE number first, before choosing ID-type (eg Extranjero), otherwise the site falls over. If you need to print out your Cita confirmation, click on the Imp' button at the bottom (not the one at the top r.h. corner) so Orden ...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Energy Efficient Heater
Replies: 7
Views: 3496

Re: Energy Efficient Heater

All electric heaters are of similar effeciency, no matter what the advertising might say. Some are better at heating up a space fast - eg a fan heater. Others just sit there silently, provide background warmth, but can't do the above - eg panel heaters. Running costs will not be cheap. For cheapness...
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Hi Enrique, Yes, and also here (just following their instructions): https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Setup Choose device, hit Setup Follow instructions. I did it for our Win7 PC, which is wired connected to the router. Hasn't been necessary for iPads etc, which are wirelessly fed off the router. Did or...
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Was the router re-started after the specified DNS addresses were added, and saved, with DHCP Server set to Enable ? A DNS address is given on the site for Spain (which I used for Primary), but I used Germany's for 'next nearest country' (for Secondary: 54.93.173.153). I had to play with our settings...
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Now fixed and working.
:thumbup:
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Who indeed!? :think:
Sorry, Bob.
by TorreDelAguila
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Hi John EDIT: Bob (oops) Thanks for posting that. Our web access to their site fell over again today; error message makes it look as if they are changing their web address to solve it. Found the FB statement - thanks. An earlier statement says that web access has stopped working "from some coun...
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

Problem now solved. Oddly, the Fobos roof antenna needed a re-start. This makes no sense, as only the one site was affected.
Methinks something else...
by TorreDelAguila
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DNS SMART DNS
Replies: 21
Views: 2986

Re: DNS SMART DNS

We have been unable to google/access smartdnsproxy.com (and thus sign in) for the past 48 hours. It seems access to their site is (for us) blocked at the moment. I have had an on-line conversation with them this afternoon, and am now talking with our ISP. Up until not being able to reach their site ...
by TorreDelAguila
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Hotmail (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Hotmail (again)

No, but I’m deluged with a sudden onslaught of Spam in the last few days. It's arriving by the shedload lately, of which about 6 a day are phishing or scams - in the guise of blocked purchases, blocked accounts, abnormal purchase alerts, purchase queries, unusual activity 'info', etc etc. Spelling ...
by TorreDelAguila
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: gota fria this weekend?
Replies: 38
Views: 8001

Re: gota fria this weekend?

Absolute deluge and hail (8mm+), and fork lightning down to ground, yesterday, middle of the day, Sayalonga-Algarrobo area. Good bit of recently excavated hillsides along the Carraspite-Lagos road being washed away, with deluges of mud everywhere. Ford at Lagos not passable, except by Unimog and sim...
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving licence renewal - medical test
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Driving licence renewal - medical test

Dropped in there this morning. All just as you say. €45 for us old'uns.
Many thanks for that!
by TorreDelAguila
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Is there Uber in Spain? How effective are public transportations?
Replies: 6
Views: 3803

Re: Is there Uber in Spain? How effective are public transportations?

Taxis and public transport galore in Spain, no problem.
Some homes even have electricity these days. :roll:
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Hotmail (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 1894

Re: Hotmail (again)

No, all good here.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving licence renewal - medical test
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Re: Driving licence renewal - medical test

Thanks, that'll keep me busy.
by TorreDelAguila
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Driving licence renewal - medical test
Replies: 6
Views: 2687

Driving licence renewal - medical test

Our driving licences are due for renewal. Previously, the eyesight/reaction test required was done at Clinica Rincon (Nerja). Clinca Rincon now gone, and taken over by Clincas Vithas. Their testing machine in Nerja 'not working' (!), and they and their outfit in Torre del Mar distinctly unhelpful. D...
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar lighting for gardens
Replies: 8
Views: 3542

Re: Solar lighting for gardens

An electrical wholesaler would provide access to commercial items, as opposed to the lightweight domestic stuff.
by TorreDelAguila
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Skype New Version 8.3
Replies: 19
Views: 4416

Re: Skype New Version 8.3

I got fed up with Skype 8 as well, which I use for sending SMS messages. (I know there are other ways to do this.) Chaotic and unfriendly, and no way to switch off the dreadful Return=Send keystroke, whereby an unfinished text gets sent every time you decide on a new line or paragraph. [If you use S...

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