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by dxf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Cables
Replies: 14
Views: 3478

Re: Electricity Cables

Hola If there are only two wires to connect to two wires on the light then it doesn't really make a difference as the light will work no matter which way you connect. The correct way is to test with a neon screwdriver that lights up when the live wire is touched - connect to the blue wire, the brown...
by dxf
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Diving from Sevilla to Algeciras the best way
Replies: 4
Views: 2312

Re: Diving from Sevilla to Algeciras the best way

Hola
If you want to drive toll free then take the old N4 road; The N4 toll road is due to become free - but probably in 2020.

From the N4 you need to take the A381 from Jerez to Algeciras

Davexf
by dxf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Car modification and legalities of it.
Replies: 29
Views: 8617

Re: Car modification and legalities of it.

Hola If you import a car which does not conform to the original specifications then to get it homologated it has to be taken (not driven) to one of the two special testing stations - either Barcelona or Madrid. They will then pass / fail / ask for a modification. The last cost I heard of was 3,000€....
by dxf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: “Expats” or “Immigrants”
Replies: 9
Views: 2379

Re: “Expats” or “Immigrants”

People who live here without documentation are illegal immigrants, whether they are black white or brown. One explanation I have seen is that the difference between Expats and immigrants is that Expats (in the traditional sense) are working/living in a foreign country with the intention to return t...
by dxf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Android tv box recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

Re: Android tv box recommendations

Hola

For the past few years I have bought IPTV streaming boxes from https://www.entertainmentbox.com/ - usual disclaimer - I have no interest in the site except as a satisfied user.

Currently using a T8-V and more than satisfied


Davexf
by dxf
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.
Replies: 18
Views: 5491

Re: Perseids 2018 11-12th and 12-13th August.

Hola

When I clicked on the link it came up with the settings for the region of Cadiz automatically - brilliant programming if I may say so

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair industrial action July
Replies: 155
Views: 80340

Re: Ryanair industrial action July

Hola

Because "if you follow the rules" then it is cheap - often at "silly o'clock" or airports miles from where you want to be - but to some, the cheapness is important

Davexf
by dxf
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: DAFO ?
Replies: 3
Views: 2032

Re: DAFO ?

Hola A DAFO is a Declaration Asimilacion Fuera de Ordenacion or assimilated in the plan although it is outside of normal planning. Another way of putting it is "Having raised awareness, the house has been recognised" To obtain a certificate you will need to have a recognised septic tank if...
by dxf
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair industrial action July
Replies: 155
Views: 80340

Re: Ryanair industrial action July

TorreDelAguila wrote:
costakid wrote:Torre, Are you saying you would rather pay more money to another carrier not to use Ryanair?

Yes.


I also pay extra rather than use Ryanair; too much hassle as you never know when he changes the rules. I tend to use BA normally or Easyjet sometimes

Davexf
by dxf
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 1803 Update
Replies: 44
Views: 7539

Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Hola Enrique,

After the update just using the computer normally, sometimes there is a battery icon, and sometimes not. It always reappears after a restart option instead of close down and then open up later - so far !!!

Davexf
by dxf
Thu May 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 1803 Update
Replies: 44
Views: 7539

Re: Windows 10 1803 Update

Hola

Took hours on my three year old laptop (cheap Acer) and has taken four hours so far on the office HP laptop! The battery level icon disappears every so often so you don't know how much battery you have left.

Sad news about homegroup - have used it extensively

Davexf
by dxf
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Transfer of ownership
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Re: Transfer of ownership

Hola
I would assume that it is the norm to process the forms at your local trafico (and pay the transfer tax locally). The seller does not have to be present

Davexf
by dxf
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: actions to take after a suicide ...
Replies: 9
Views: 3213

Re: actions to take after a suicide ...

Hola

As I understand it the number 112 works from a mobile anywhere in the world

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Amazon Echo Dot
Replies: 15
Views: 1957

Re: Amazon Echo Dot

I got one for Christmas and set it up in my Daughter's house in Scotland. All worked okay and I downloaded the controlling application to my phone. Came home and it would do nothing. Wouldn't even connect to my WiFi. Now I know nothing about computers but by some good luck I got it working, in a fa...
by dxf
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 or Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: Windows 10 or Mac?

Hola My phone has "Hi Bixby" & "OK Goggle" but I use an Android streaming box for You tube music through the TV. I should add that my phone comes with a DEC docking station so I can use the TV as a large screen computer - it was incredibly fast when I tried it but then again ...
by dxf
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 or Mac?
Replies: 17
Views: 1505

Re: Windows 10 or Mac?

Hola

I go for Windows; it is used by many more people - if you Google it you'll find roughly 80% Windows and 20% Mac. There are specialist programs for specific purposes - but ignoring those I'd buy a Windows computer every time.

Davexf
by dxf
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Parcel of land
Replies: 23
Views: 4817

Re: Parcel of land

The problem is one of "Administrative silence"; after six years (currently proposed to be eight years) these illegal builds become "recognised" unless someone has taken action against them. Near me they are still building without permission and unless a neighbour puts a denuncia ...
by dxf
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Parcel of land
Replies: 23
Views: 4817

Re: Parcel of land

. These "sheds" cannot have luxuries like inside partition walls and you will never get a habitation licence. Without that you will never get a domestic electricity supply or mains water and worse still you will not be allowed to live in it. Sid Hola Sorry Sid but these days in Andalucía ...
by dxf
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: SETTING UP A NEW GROUP
Replies: 5
Views: 1219

Re: SETTING UP A NEW GROUP

Hola
Yes there are forms - but from the Junta not the Ayuntamiento. The President, Secretary and Treasurer are required to be named and if I remember right, 12 names of "responsible people"

The above was 2010 so well out of date - but gives an idea so you need to ask

Davexf

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