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by DaveM
Tue 09 Apr 2013 00:11
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Aixia France
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

100% lower! Wow, you can't get better than that.
by DaveM
Mon 11 Mar 2013 12:10
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: grandfather clock
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Pièrre Largeron, 175 Ave de Gaulle, Prades is an enthusiastic expert.
Did wonders for us.
by DaveM
Thu 07 Feb 2013 23:42
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New Astra 2F satellite
Replies: 54
Views: 17878

Hi Russell,
I am intrigued by your rain attenuation table which appears to show greater attenuation (in dB) the less rain there is (minutes/month). Or am I reading this wrongly?
Dave
by DaveM
Mon 31 Dec 2012 14:12
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Gas water heater repair
Replies: 7
Views: 3481

You might try Pierre Dickely (of Prades). Doesn't speak English but a very pleasant young plumber who made a fine job of fixing our central heating when it failed majorly a couple of years ago.
06 86 57 82 28 at the last count.
by DaveM
Thu 20 Dec 2012 18:24
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Problem with 90cm. Dishes
Replies: 98
Views: 29921

[quote="russell"]
It is only rain where the droplet size is a significant proportion of the wavelength.


Do nearby trees, ie foliage, have a deleterious effect?
by DaveM
Thu 20 Dec 2012 18:16
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Internet in the sticks
Replies: 8
Views: 3714

The one watchword about internet by satellite is Latency.
by DaveM
Wed 19 Dec 2012 16:27
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Problem with 90cm. Dishes
Replies: 98
Views: 29921

I've just been informed that, in France, installation of a dish bigger than 90cm will require planning permission.
Just to throw another spanner in the works. Does anyone else know about this?
by DaveM
Wed 05 Dec 2012 23:26
Forum: Finance & Banking
Topic: Regular Currency transfer
Replies: 9
Views: 7694

Hi Jackie,
I've always used HiFx, no charges, no commission, good rates, they make their money by playing the exchange rates. You might check them out.
by DaveM
Sat 24 Nov 2012 22:01
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: UK TV Satellite changeover 23rd. -26th November
Replies: 28
Views: 9405

Hi Montgolfière. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I have a five-year-old 60cm dish here in Taurinya and a Humax PVR. I've been monitoring the BBC HD channel with what appeared to be test transmissions and test cards throughout the morning, with no reception problems at all. I still have 100% Stre...
by DaveM
Fri 23 Nov 2012 12:54
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: UK TV Satellite changeover 23rd. -26th November
Replies: 28
Views: 9405

Nothing happened yet, as far as I can tell?
by DaveM
Sun 09 Sep 2012 22:20
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: Plumber
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Of course, our dear friend Rob Morley has just returned to the PO.
Unconditionally recommended for all plumbing and electrical work.
Check his ad on the AnglophoneDirect directory or drop him an email at morleyelec@aol.com
Website: morleyrenovation.eu
by DaveM
Tue 24 Apr 2012 22:19
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Kate
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

I second all that. Or third it, or whatever.
by DaveM
Sun 15 Apr 2012 19:41
Forum: Shopping
Topic: Engish 'White Sliced' Bread
Replies: 14
Views: 4737

Super U, Prades, sell Harry's 'Toastiligne' which is exactly like British sliced bread and it comes in Nature (white) or Complet (kind of light wholemeal). We discovered this when we first moved out here, thankfully, and have been buying it for five years or more - makes great toast.
by DaveM
Sat 14 Apr 2012 00:53
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: To all mac users ! Please read.
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Or, under the Apple menu click Software Update - which you do on a regular basis anyway, don't you? - and download Apple's Java update. This will fix the Java vulnerability and clean your Mac of the Flashback Trojan, for OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion, IF you have been infected (about 0.01 of t...
by DaveM
Thu 22 Sep 2011 18:39
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Need a doctor for my apple ibook
Replies: 10
Views: 3931

Maybe check out V.I.S. (applemacparts.co.uk) for Mac repairs and for refurbished Macs.
by DaveM
Tue 05 Jul 2011 21:18
Forum: Travel
Topic: Prades
Replies: 1
Views: 1296

Yes, you're right, opas.
Intermarché is just five minutes walk (towards Centre Ville) from the Maison des Enterprises.
Bonne courage, Jennifer.
by DaveM
Thu 24 Mar 2011 23:32
Forum: P-O. Life Café
Topic: Roger
Replies: 48
Views: 19237

So sad to hear that. He was a most generous and kind man.
Sincere condolences to his family.
'bye Roger.
by DaveM
Thu 17 Mar 2011 23:32
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Mac advice please
Replies: 32
Views: 10921

Russell wrote: As I understand it MacOS uses BASH as its command line shell, just like Linux. If so; open a terminal and try typing "top" (without the quotes) followed by enter. This should give you a list of the running processes and should show you what is hogging all your resources. The Mac has u...
by DaveM
Wed 25 Aug 2010 20:30
Forum: Travel
Topic: Registering an English Car in France
Replies: 25
Views: 9829

OR, on an Apple Mac (qwerty), use the 'alt' key together with the vowel keys to produce à é ü ê ç œ and many other things (alt 2 gives €). Experiment.
by DaveM
Sun 06 Jun 2010 23:34
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19371

Damn! "Mac OS based on Linux..."! meant to say UNIX, of course (specifically a shell written by good old Mr Bourne and called BASH, for Bourne Again SHell, if that is meaningful to anyone). And, Kate / Colin, surely all the clever PHP stuff and the like is handled for your site by the web server - s...
by DaveM
Sun 06 Jun 2010 22:45
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: New computer advice
Replies: 58
Views: 19371

I'd agree 100% with Colin - go for a Mac. I have had a succession of Macs since the early '90s (since my professional days with the BBC), currently a four-year-old (or more) iBook. Never had a sniff of a virus or a real crash. The present Mac OS is based on UNIX, the OS behind the majority of the ma...
by DaveM
Thu 25 Feb 2010 00:49
Forum: Services & Trades
Topic: electrician
Replies: 36
Views: 12512

Rob's your man.
He's done lots of work for us, plumbing and electricals, and is now a personal friend.
His work is exemplary.
Top man!

(and I'm not a girl)
by DaveM
Thu 11 Feb 2010 23:24
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: chenilles processionnaires du pin
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

We have blue tits, coal tits and Great Tits - and they usually nest in pairs.
by DaveM
Thu 11 Feb 2010 16:15
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: chenilles processionnaires du pin
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

... especially l'Accent Catalan!
by DaveM
Thu 11 Feb 2010 16:14
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: chenilles processionnaires du pin
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

Well, if you read it in print it must be true, n'est-ce pas?
by DaveM
Thu 11 Feb 2010 16:09
Forum: The Great Outdoors
Topic: chenilles processionnaires du pin
Replies: 13
Views: 4390

According to l'Accent Catalan, just arrived, the Conseil Générale, in conjunction with the Groupment Ornithologique Roussillonais, are installing lots of tit boxes in the pine forests, firstly around Força Réal, to try to control the chenilles processionnaires. 'On estime qu'une nichée de mésanges c...
by DaveM
Sun 31 Jan 2010 00:11
Forum: Travel
Topic: TGV
Replies: 19
Views: 7667

It'll be Swiss FOOTBALL next!
At least the 6 Nations starts next week.
by DaveM
Thu 19 Nov 2009 22:23
Forum: Health
Topic: Grippe A – Influenza H1N1
Replies: 66
Views: 28865

rbg
Je suis retraité avec une histoire de l'asthme. Aussi, quelques amis arrivent bientôt de l'UK qui ont eu, peut-être, contact avec l'H1N1.
Je vais consulter mon médécin tout de suite!
by DaveM
Thu 19 Nov 2009 22:02
Forum: Health
Topic: Grippe A – Influenza H1N1
Replies: 66
Views: 28865

Sav, hope you didn't get that in your devastating(?) forearm smash arm.
by DaveM
Wed 11 Nov 2009 22:53
Forum: Hi Tech/Geek
Topic: Is anyone else gettting this on their sky?
Replies: 47
Views: 16008

Hi Edann42,
Your TV chap in Ceret wouldn't happen to be Alex Hopkinson of SkyDigi, who advertises on this forum, and who has sorted us out most expertly during the last few years, would he?
If so, why not give him a plug, eh?