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by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other

Thanks for responding so soon. I had no other worries (Section 75, FCSC etc) as I just had annoying hassles attempting to get something on some sites. I'd just put enough on it to carry out the transaction. A part in a breakers is a one-off, Simyo more regular (apart from the drive, the shop rounds ...
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other

The only thing I can't confirm from reading, but perhaps someone here can, is that the Revolut virtual card (or plastic, but virtual would be fine for my purposes) carries out online (.es) purchases without problems. That's where my UK-based cards fall down, perhaps because their balance is in GBP. ...
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Re: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other

Sounds very useful, in fact much more so than the Correos prepaid (a long time ago I had a FairFX but that just quietly sucked the balance dry while I wasn't using it). I'll have an online look at Revolut now.
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Prepaid debit card - Correos or other
Replies: 9
Views: 3426

Prepaid debit card - Correos or other

Would appreciate any advice/suggestions for a prepaid Mastercard or Visa card, preferably that can be got online and bought/reloaded using a non-Spanish payment method (card or Paypal). I'm non-res but have a Spanish bank a/c, although I just use it for regular outgoings, and my UK a/c and cards do ...
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

:lol: , I'll just put Alanis Morissette's Ironic on. Well, that saves you a heap of faff - and not really a "gosh, I'm glad I learned how to do that, it'll come in handy loads" type of task. As long as there's nothing that you really don't want to be viewed before handing off (pdf bank sta...
by 1bassleft
Tue May 28, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Trip to Seville.
Replies: 21
Views: 12565

Re: Trip to Seville.

Ah, bit of an opportunity missed. My friend-of-a-friend's Peruvian and she'd have liked that a lot. I didn't spot the ticket pre-requisite so I'm glad we decided against summoning anyone and the awkwardness of keeping them hanging while we scurried over to get entry rights. Nice town, good views fro...
by 1bassleft
Mon May 27, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

As Enrique says, deleting individual files is wasting your time - I thought you were moving files you wanted to keep. Any of the programs we discussed (best to concentrate on dban as Enrique has been checking it out) will do that far more effectively for you. 35Gb is indeed small by today's standard...
by 1bassleft
Mon May 27, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Trip to Seville.
Replies: 21
Views: 12565

Re: Trip to Seville.

I think the convent would be where a notice said we'd be shown around if we knocked, but we were too shy. How much did we miss out, elusive? Might summon up the courage next time.
by 1bassleft
Mon May 27, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Don't worry, chrissiehope (1) as you say, messing up causes no drama anyway (2) it's straightforward, as Enrique demoed. Once you have your wiper set up on a pen drive or CD, you just need to interrupt the computer's normal routine on powering on. If you don't, it'll look to the hard drive and launc...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

EDIT: Enrique's replied while I (slowly, with many interruptions) typed this stuff, so it's probably not worth the read but I've done it now. Might perhaps be of some use to a passer-through who's wondering whether to wipe a drive or just a few files... Had a look at your original link (which I shou...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Apols for sticking my nose in again. I had a quick look at the disk wipe link you put up. Looks like the sort of thing (DoD) I used back then, but this appears to be a Windows Wizard with the major disadvantage that it can't wipe the drive that Windows is installed on (almost certainly the one you w...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 26, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: hard drive scrubbers
Replies: 31
Views: 5321

Re: hard drive scrubbers

Must be some 15yrs ago now, but I had a similar situation with the primary school I helped at wanting to donate off their PCs. I used a DoD (Department of Defense) program that wiped and multiply overwrote the HD. I would imagine (from that period) that I found it on the "Majorgeeks" site ...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 26, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Trip to Seville.
Replies: 21
Views: 12565

Re: Trip to Seville.

Possibly too late for you now (been sorting other stuff in UK) but we stopped in at Osuna on the way back. Had a look at some pre-Roman sandstone quarry (can't remember the name) which is easy to park by and €2pp entry. That's fair, as wandering inside is worth 15-30 mins max of your time. Some quar...
by 1bassleft
Thu May 23, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Pink Purple Zep Fest II - ESTEPONA ROCKS - 28th & 29th June
Replies: 2
Views: 11918

Re: Pink Purple Zep Fest II - ESTEPONA ROCKS - 28th & 29th June

Hmm, only Foo Fighters interest me for Fri, but Sat has me perked. €20 a night pretty reasonable for sure.
by 1bassleft
Thu May 23, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27296

Re: bike import

I haven''t looked into sin doc bikes, but I have with cars. A paperless ES plated Fiat Idea had been left with a nearby UK dealer as a trade in and he put it on ebay "perfect for holiday home owners". I investigated and all I could find was a procedure for 'adopting' abandoned cars that se...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 19, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27296

Re: bike import

When I looked through Mil Anuncios, I saw quite a few sin doc myself in the motos clasicos. Not surprising, there must be plenty used for negotiating the tracks, a few rabbits stretched over the back rack. Fixing them up to be roadworthy wouldn't be difficult but I've looked at the process of bringi...
by 1bassleft
Sun May 19, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27296

Re: bike import

Sorry to take so long, I was on a flight. The name Puch took me back; I remember them, but they didn't make the type of motorcycle that interested me. I only knew them for step-through, 2-stroke mopeds with very little power although they also had some reputation for small off-road bikes but I never...
by 1bassleft
Fri May 17, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: used car: AUTO COZAR, "VIP - Cars", experiences?
Replies: 8
Views: 12413

Re: used car: AUTO COZAR, "VIP - Cars", experiences?

I don't know them but, as you've probably found out, VIP's reviews on Google/FB etc are highly praising. I don't know how accurate autoscout's algorithm is in calculating that the price is comparably super-low, but you could always search similar cars on Mil Anuncios to get a feel. Actually buying o...
by 1bassleft
Mon May 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27296

Re: bike import

ps, I am like you. I prefer an old-style "metal" bike not enclosed in plastic fairings and fake-racing or "custom" looks. I would be interested to read how you get on.
by 1bassleft
Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: bike import
Replies: 39
Views: 27296

Re: bike import

I don't know for certain, but my feeling is "probably not". When I agreed to buy my Renault car, I handed my documents over and the gestor took about a week or so. Then, I took a taxi to the garage selling the car to collect the paperwork and drive off. I suppose this was for the seller to...