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by Torrox_campo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A New Lap Top
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: A New Lap Top

Yes it's a difficult one but at least Apple and HP and Sony etc. are owned by foreign companies who play the same rules and have their reputation to upheld. There have never been any scandals regarding the BIOS malware from any above mentioned company even though their PCs were manufactured in that ...
by Torrox_campo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A New Lap Top
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: A New Lap Top

I just bought a new netbook laptop, sticking to HP which I had before. I did find it a bit cheaper on Amazon but bought it in the end from Worten as I wanted to be able to take it back easily if necessary. I am surprised that your new one didn't already come with Windows 10 installed - the computer...
by Torrox_campo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A New Lap Top
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: A New Lap Top

I don't think the OP was talking about updates but the actual windows 10 itself hence my guess "refurbished"! My pc did not connect to the net a few months but will not update unless I let it. Of course it is win 10 Pro and you do it in group policy but with my win 10 laptop you can stop t...
by Torrox_campo
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: A New Lap Top
Replies: 97
Views: 12135

Re: A New Lap Top

A Chinese company who bought the IBM personal computer division in 2005. They started making Lenovo pc soon after. Yes they are budget PCs but to compete with others such as HP, Asus, Dell etc. they don't have much choice and they aren't my pick. I am surprised that the laptop didn't come ready to u...
by Torrox_campo
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Spanish water dog puppy!
Replies: 12
Views: 7809

Re: Spanish water dog puppy!

Thank you rafiki and kexon for your advice. Yes the bonding may be similar between the puppy and the dog but I think the experience is difference just like the difference in bringing up a baby or a child. Interesting point about the chocolate colour is dominantly male, we don't mind about the cost i...
by Torrox_campo
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Spanish water dog puppy!
Replies: 12
Views: 7809

Re: Spanish water dog puppy!

Thank you Enrique, Lyric, Wicksey and Gasman for all your advices. Yes we have been to Torrox animal shelter to look for one in November last year and planning to go to another shelter in Nerja in February. I don't think it's as easy getting a puppy than a dog and to get a Spanish water dog puppy fr...
by Torrox_campo
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Animals & Pets
Topic: Spanish water dog puppy!
Replies: 12
Views: 7809

Spanish water dog puppy!

Aka perro de agua español. Thinking of getting one puppy of this breed in chocolate and some white** . Anyone knows one of those for sale within 1-2 hour by car from Torrox please reply or PM. Advice also sought from people who have dogs from Spain and travel with them to and back from UK. Many than...
by Torrox_campo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?
Replies: 127
Views: 16556

Re: Spanish attitude to guiris & vice versa - chicken or egg?

The labeling Spain as third world country perhaps was due to the fact that Spain suffered so much poverty and starvation during the Franco years. Books written by Gerald Brenan clearly illustrated this situation! Sometimes I still found sighs of what he described in South from Granada or The Face of...
by Torrox_campo
Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ALMOND BLOSSOM
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: ALMOND BLOSSOM

Surprised that it is warmer here in the North of England (7 degree) than the Torrox beach. I am quite pleased that before I left for the UK I had wrapped fleece over 2 young tree: a flamboyant and a frangipani plant.
by Torrox_campo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How to get UK TV Apps on Samsung TV
Replies: 10
Views: 12854

Re: How to get UK TV Apps on Samsung TV

I owned a samsung TV but bought it from UK so no problem there. Is it possible for you to change the country in the menu first? And can it be done without connecting the internet?
by Torrox_campo
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Alternative TV/Internet Service
Replies: 10
Views: 2082

Re: Alternative TV/Internet Service

We are using Fobos at the moment for our Android/internet TV service in the Torrox area but it is extremely unreliable and today I have had to switch the TV off altogether it was giving me such a headache constantly freezing. We are paying for approx. 12mb download but we are lucky to be getting 2 ...
by Torrox_campo
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Winterised pool
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Re: Winterised pool

Thank you both for your advice! We've gone back to the UK for Christmas then going back to Spain in January. I left the pool covered and the pump running for 45 mins per day, possibly over-kill here. My only worry was the chemical might damage the pump and pipe work but I didn't drain since they say...
by Torrox_campo
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Winterised pool
Replies: 5
Views: 1517

Winterised pool

As we are going back to UK for Christmas. I have put 1.6 L of Puripool Super into the pool of size about 35 m3. The plan was when we return in 6 weeks time we will continue to maintain the pool as usual. We covered the pool and still let the pump running on auto timer for 45 mins each day. A neighbo...
by Torrox_campo
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Entertainment, Nightlife, Ferias & Culture
Topic: Artisans Market
Replies: 20
Views: 20417

Re: Artisans Market

Yes I'd have gone had I known the market is in Velez Malaga.
by Torrox_campo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Pruning Almond Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 3447

Re: Pruning Almond Trees

I am no expert but I'd remove all dead and cross branches (Cross branches will rub on each other as the wind blow which can damage the tree quite a lot). Also removing branches near the centre trunk to help air and light reach in and while pruning try to keep the whole "tree shape". Genera...
by Torrox_campo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Problem with Technomate stb
Replies: 19
Views: 4436

Re: Problem with Technomate stb

You were lucky with your supplier, he is obviously one of the good guys. Regrettably they aren't all like that. I am aware of some suppliers who charge about €40 to update the BISS codes. Cheers Gerry Sound likes "Money for nothing" couple of minutes to flash the patch :) Like Beachcomber...
by Torrox_campo
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: solar panels
Replies: 15
Views: 2896

Re: solar panels

Density of water changes with temperature, water's density weigh 1Kg/m3 at 4 degree C but reduces to 0.972 Kg/m3 at 80 degree C which explains "hot water rises". I think a small circulating pump should be used to assit this "natural flow" for better effect in similar way a small ...
by Torrox_campo
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Christmas Day Lunch.....
Replies: 41
Views: 7879

Re: Christmas Day Lunch.....

El Desvan in Torrox Costa gets my vote. On the N340 from Torrox costa to El Morche, El Desvan is on the right handside before the Santander bank roundabout.
by Torrox_campo
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: firefox in English
Replies: 5
Views: 7945

Re: firefox in English

Here is the link to download firefox:

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#en-US

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