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by 1bassleft
Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Blimey, might get a lockdown (hopefully) before this ends up like those Youtube flame wars. Light refraction is a thing, although it's okay to consider it an illusion if you like. In the same way as the science demonstration with the coin in a cup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFYsyTbjw7g there ar...
by 1bassleft
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja
Replies: 22
Views: 2134

Re: Seeing Africa last evening from Nerja

Very brief diagonal - but the mention of refraction, observer height and (the dreaded Nikon P900) magnification gave me the shivers. I've been called a 'globetard/Illuminatus' enough times elsewhere to develop a twitch.
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Yes, I think I'm out on the decade. Split-screen more likely on the pre-wars and, although there's not much to go on, the general look of those billboards suggests 1950s as advertizing was more often directly painted onto gable walls in the 30s. Otherwise, hard to date the scene. Obviously Marbella,...
by 1bassleft
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Rough pic but what is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Rough pic but what is it?

Tricky from that distance, but it could be a Fordson panel van, circa 1938
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 18
Views: 14675

Re: moto (again)

I just looked at Peter's Amazon.es link (above). There did seem to be several that had lock holes and good, thick nylon around €17. They should do the job well.
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 27
Views: 13652

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

Manchesteral, your number should stick to you. My 2001 NIE was no use for a 2017 car purchase but I have a good memory for alphanumerics and my NIE was an easy brainstore. As Sid says, that passport number may be handy. Do you keep your old Spanish bank books? I do, and my changing passport numbers ...
by 1bassleft
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Methotrexate Medications
Replies: 2
Views: 6297

Re: Methotrexate Medications

I had a quick scan for info on metotrexato and didn't see anything implying OTC availability. Best to talk to your Geep about this.
by 1bassleft
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: moto (again)
Replies: 18
Views: 14675

Re: moto (again)

I would advise that you buy one where the lock passes through the cover, and is thick, durable nylon. I have bought three car half-covers (roof and windows). One - within a week - was considered such a good idea that somebody took it. The next two (I passed the fastenings through locked doors) both ...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 14
Views: 5878

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

Quick update on Olivenet. Very solid and fast enough for my uses. We did get some issues watching UKTV so I switched to tethering from my Simyo data allowance which made things worse. It turns out that Smarty DNS was the problem, not Olivenet, but it served to demo that it was more capable than my 4...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

Re: Spanish keyboard v Uk keyboard

You're right, Wicksey; all countries have variations (US is mildly different and French isn't even qwerty but azerty). As Beach says, I'd rather have Spanish but I can get Lenovos dirt cheap in Blighty so I have to wish everyone a Happy New Bottomhole in late December, which causes its own problems.
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 7131

Re: Router

Been back a few days and suddenly remembered to check my router lying unused in the drawer. It's a ZTE mf283, as I thought and included a link to previously. There's no mention of 5Ghz (plenty of lower frequency bands, perhaps showing its age) which seemed to be a requirement, Gina, so I'm afraid it...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 9939

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

I'm teetotal, so's my non-driving missus. My long-standing garage MOT'd the car (2002 - before all these 'projector' headlamps became the rage) and categorically told me there's no bleed onto the left that would annoy Eurodrivers and he's correct. It's just that I'll be driving back in Nov so I am m...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 31844

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Bet you said "I'm Travelling, Will Bury it deep in the skip" Love it :thumbup: I didn't, Trooperman, because I am nowhere near clever enough. I confess it took me two or three mins of wondering what songs you were on about, then what song might have such lyrics, and then a search engine: ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Tyre replacement Nerja
Replies: 5
Views: 6414

Re: Tyre replacement Nerja

There's a small disadvantage (might not even be the case with neumaticos, but has been for me with others) that sometimes .es or .co.uk websites still source the tyres from Poland or wherever it's dirt cheap and it can be a while before they arrive. I had four new boots and my garage did correctly p...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 24
Views: 9939

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

Pity this is too late to help, but purchasing at the ports or Chunnel is about 2x the ebay price and, if UK/EU flitting were a regular thing (for anyone else reading) there is a brand that you place one way up for adapting to UK and upside down for adapting to EU. Downside is that they're not as sup...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 81
Views: 31844

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Sorry to read that you're now only in one neck of my woods, DA. Just flown back tonight (my Euro-trekker still parked here) after a fortnight in UK. Unfortunately, my tooth removal (injection hurt more than the mild tug needed) snowballed into swift appointments and even an overnighter for everyone ...
by 1bassleft
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Hotels near M5
Replies: 10
Views: 7402

Re: Hotels near M5

I wish I could give you a personal recomm (never stopped near Bristol), but I have used Accor group (Ibis, Mercure, Novotel) a lot in the past and I had a quick look when I saw your first post. I was quite taken by Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel. All Accors have 24hr reception; one of the re...
by 1bassleft
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?
Replies: 14
Views: 5878

Re: Internet/ISP recommendations for Benalmadena/costa del sol area?

I've flown back to UK for a fortnight so I'll have more experience from next week onwards. Based on a handful of days use before I left, two or three devices surfing etc (we're not power users) no problem. Nice to watch TV again without setting the lowest resolution possible. Sometimes a bit of buff...
by 1bassleft
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar
Replies: 13
Views: 7657

Re: Parking Fine in Torre del Mar

Same as you, Costakid, the €3 in the machine (Arroyo de la Miel) after forgetting we'd moved into verano hours. Blue zone indiscretions are treated pretty reasonably - possibly because fortnighters can easily make that mistake and a punitive fee + appearance in some strange station might actually en...
by 1bassleft
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Router
Replies: 18
Views: 7131

Re: Router

Ah, Gerry, I think your post subsequent to mine clouded Gina's view and you got the credit (story of my life :) ). OK Gina, if it turns out that, subsequent to Mark, Cid, Paul's advice, you ought to try a new(er) router - I'm worth a try. In the meantime, I shall check mine after Monday's flight for...

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