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by Terry Tibbs
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 15598

Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

Here's an article by CNBC basically confirming what satandpcguy has already told us: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/northrop-grumman-mev-1-spacecraft-services-intelsat-901-satellite.html What I found interesting was the statement that "MEV-1 will provide five years of life extension services to the...
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Internet banking
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: Internet banking

I've been with ING Direct for about six years now and overall I am very happy with them. With their 'cuenta nomina' there is no charge to maintain the account provided you either have a regular salary/pension payment coming in, or maintain a minimum balance of (I think) 2000 €. They only have one br...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!
Replies: 36
Views: 15598

Re: Intelsat 907 / Satback Update - Major News!!!

The docking of the MEV with Intelsat-901 has been completed successfully...

BBC News - Docking gives Intelsat telecoms satellite new lease of life:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51651374
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: ?Mariacristina?
Replies: 15
Views: 832

Re: ?Mariacristina?

So pleased to hear that Maria Cristina is OK. I've never met her (or anyone else on the forum as far as I know), but from her posts she seems to be a very kind lady.
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Andalucian Rug
Replies: 18
Views: 2189

Re: Andalucian Rug

Not really Peter, I got the joke but was just trying to help the OP.
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Andalucian Rug
Replies: 18
Views: 2189

Re: Andalucian Rug

I'm guessing the OP meant rug as that is what the title of the thread shows (the B and G keys are next to each other on the keyboard). Carrotmuseum, if what you are looking for is a traditional Alpujarran rug (jarapa alpujarrena) then the best place to get them is in the Alpujarra region itself. If ...
by Terry Tibbs
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Desktop computer without wifi
Replies: 8
Views: 824

Re: Desktop computer without wifi

Hi there Does anyone know if I buy a desktop computer that has ethernet but not wifi, do I have to put an antenna on to get wifi to work the wireless printer? If so does any antenna that is for wifi work OK? Cheers Unicorn, I think the basic answer to your question is "no." As long as the desktop c...
by Terry Tibbs
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Onsicom
Replies: 0
Views: 17658

Onsicom

I've been looking at the possibility of moving from Movistar to Onsicom for my fibre optic internet and mobile phone service, as for the same price (around €49 per month) I can get higher data bandwidth (300 Mb/s vs. 100 Mb/s), a higher monthly mobile data allowance (12 GB vs. 2 GB) and unlimited mo...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia Interviews
Replies: 9
Views: 5117

Re: Residencia Interviews

Just on the subject of getting an appointment at the Policia Nacional foreigners' office... A couple of months or so ago I needed to change the address on my green NIE card so I tried to get an an appointment via the cita previa website. After I selected Reino Unido as my nationality a message appea...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Windows 10 - 1903
Replies: 60
Views: 31722

Re: Windows 10 - 1903

Hi Enrique, On my HP Envy laptop running Windows 10 Pro I also see the 'your device isn't quite ready for it' message. I clicked on the 'learn more' button (not always very fruitful where Microsoft is concerned :wink: ) and it took me to a '1903 status' page* where it states the following: Current s...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 6399

Re: IKEA Malaga

When I bought some furniture recently at Ikea Malaga the lady who did the wardrobe design work on the computer told me that there were two options for delivery - either the 'official' Ikea delivery service (49 € to anywhere in Malaga province), or an outfit called HelloVan, who have a spot just outs...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification
Replies: 15
Views: 6116

Re: La Renta 2018 UK Rental Income - Tenant Identification

I asked my gestor about this and he thinks there is a box that can be ticked which enables just the nationality of the tenant(s) to be entered. This apparent new requirement potentially affects me too but I won't know for sure what the options are until my declaración de la renta gets finalised for ...
by Terry Tibbs
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Drinking water at airports
Replies: 11
Views: 4788

Re: Drinking water at airports

It's good that there are now drinking fountains at some airports again. At Malaga they are not at every toilet but (for example) the facilities at the far end of the 'old' Terminal B pier have one. (I still can't get used to calling what I always called the 'new' terminal the 'old' one). At Gatwick ...
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Skype New Version 8.3
Replies: 19
Views: 5922

Re: Skype New Version 8.3

I really dislike Skype v8 too, not least because you can no longer keep separate chat windows open with that version. I had an online chat session with Microsoft support recently to feed back my views and they opened a support ticket to pass them on to the development team, not that I expect much to...
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Residence Registration No Healthcare
Replies: 21
Views: 10899

Re: Residence Registration No Healthcare

As Sid implies, it seems that the implications of the new healthcare coverage arrangements are still filtering through to other areas including 'residencia' requirements. CAB Spain have been collating information on this: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/faq/new-universal-healthcare-law-july-27-201...
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia in Malag
Replies: 20
Views: 5570

Re: Residencia in Malag

Well yes, that was what I had to do four years ago as a non-pensioner. But the 'rules' may well have changed since then, hence the suggestion to ask at the relevant police station in advance if possible.
by Terry Tibbs
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Residencia in Malag
Replies: 20
Views: 5570

Re: Residencia in Malag

Gerry makes a valid point here... Isn't there a National Police station nearer to you than Malaga? The only way of finding out what their current requirements are, they can vary day to day, is to go and ask them. Last year I helped a friend get his 'residencia' and when we went to the main Policia i...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities
Replies: 9
Views: 2995

Re: Passporting - what does it all mean re annuities

Trooperman wrote:I'm still in the dark about the verb "passport". I thought it was a noun. What is "to passport"?
An American acquaintance of mine once said, "Hey, any noun can be verbed!" :lol:

Here's hoping this all gets straightened out before March; although Sid's conclusion does seem perfectly logical to me.
by Terry Tibbs
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport
Replies: 24
Views: 12862

Re: "go to" cafe/restaurant near Malaga airport

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visits to the Chicken Shack. I've also been caught out by it being closed a couple of times in the past, so I try to remember to phone now before going. I know what you mean about being charged for olives; sadly the same thing happens in many other places these days, wi...
by Terry Tibbs
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renta 2017
Replies: 71
Views: 20495

Re: Renta 2017

In the list of sections (apardatos) select this option-. Cálculo del impuesto y resultado de la declaración Cuotas estatal y autonómica. Incremento de cuotas por pérdida de deducciones de años anteriores. Deducciones por doble imposición internacional y por rdtos. In the section that appears it sho...