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Aug 7th 2022, 8:30 am
Replies: 78
Views: 6,756
Posted By winston_1

Re: Back in the Day

In 1970 I had to show proof of jabs at the Iranian embassy before they would issue me a visa. On return to the UK everyone had to show their yellow books but they were not closely inspected.
Aug 6th 2022, 8:28 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 6,756
Posted By winston_1

Re: Back in the Day

No it didn't. Yellow fever was 10 years, smallpox 3 years, and cholera 6 months.
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 22nd 2022, 12:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,259
Posted By winston_1

Re: Price of Polo mints?

Since when has Australis sold beer in pints?
When I was there it was midis and pots. A pot was 1/2 pint, a midi even smaller.
Forum: Philippines
Jun 7th 2022, 4:04 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By winston_1

Re: Plug adaptor UK to Philippines

I imagine the people who live and work there for a start.
Forum: Philippines
Jun 6th 2022, 11:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By winston_1

Re: Plug adaptor UK to Philippines

The US uses 120v not 110.
Forum: Philippines
Apr 4th 2022, 10:39 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 986
Posted By winston_1

Re: Plug adaptor UK to Philippines

That is a totally illegal and dangerous adapter. No shutters for a start. Insufficient plastic round the sides so plugs can be inserted with one pin or upside down. Can't see the other side but does...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 23rd 2021, 3:58 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,808
Posted By winston_1

Re: QLD Bunnings - Get a Jab with your Snag

You are just selfish s**m.
I don't care if you get this nasty disease but I do care about the hospital workers and others you may infect.
Forum: Italy
May 3rd 2020, 9:31 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,827
Posted By winston_1

Re: Any lockdown relaxation in your area ?

If you paid by card ask them to create a chargeback.
Forum: Singapore
Jan 8th 2020, 10:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 2,905
Posted By winston_1

Re: C4n I bring radi0 t0 Singapore?

Singapore had DAB about 10 years ago but closed it down after a couple of years. There was good reception in JB Malaysia as well.
Dec 27th 2018, 9:42 am
Replies: 20
Views: 10,672
Posted By winston_1

Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

As I said they are NOT discounts. You mean you didn't get to avoid the tourist rip offs.
May 7th 2018, 4:08 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Interesting, the losses appear higher than I thought. I'm glad he confirms that at zero load the efficiency is 0%.

All the more reason not to source equipment from the US.
May 7th 2018, 3:33 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Have you got a link to this awful devcice?
May 7th 2018, 2:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

I can say that and I did. But anyway I can't believe that a 5kVa transformer consumes 1kW off load. Perhaps you mean 1kVa which is not the same thing as you pay for watts not VA
May 7th 2018, 10:47 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Do you really believe that all those transformers the power companies use to step down from 33kV etc are that lossy?
Efficiency % equals output power divided by input power times 100. So any...
May 6th 2018, 10:02 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,424
Posted By winston_1

Re: Not sure where to ask - POWER TRANSFORMERS

Transformers are actually pretty efficient, probably 97% when used at full load. So your 5kVa one will lose around 150w which will make it hot. There are 2 types of losses, copper losses and iron...
May 6th 2018, 9:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,387
Posted By winston_1

Re: Moving abroad with a TV?

DON'T. You cannot get TV's in the UK compatible with the Brazilian standard ISDB-T

If you really decide to get one here get this digital box as well:-
...
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

Fair enough, but as I said check carefully as many don't. Panasonic certainly don't.
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

I don't think such things exist. You can probably get an NTSC tuner that plugs into the RCA phono sockets however.

Don't know which digital standard St Lucia will adopt. Most of S America uses...
Forum: Saint Lucia
May 6th 2018, 8:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,672
Posted By winston_1

Re: Advice on buying TV for use in St Lucia

Bit of a sweeping statement that. Many modern sets will indeed decode NTSC through their RCA phono sockets, but not so many can decode a broadcast signal through the aerial socket. Check very...
Jul 26th 2017, 12:10 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,187
Posted By winston_1

Re: tipping the business owner??

They seem to be getting bigger. Tips used to be 10%, then 12 1/2%, now 20%. Completely outrageous. It is just a system to allow employers to pay low wages and employees to evade taxes.
Jul 11th 2017, 9:17 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,560
Posted By winston_1

Re: How do you get life savings from USA bank to the UK when you can't open a UK acco

Why are you looking at the last 40 years? The last 70 years show a downward trend and I see no reason for that not to continue. Every time there has been a big drop, and Brexit is one of many, it has...
Jul 10th 2017, 11:05 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 3,560
Posted By winston_1

Re: How do you get life savings from USA bank to the UK when you can't open a UK acco

At the end of the war the £ was $3.50. Labour devalued and it became $2.80. Late 60s Wilson devalued and it became $2.40. Early 70s the £ was floated but it didn't float it slowly sank, $2.20, $1.60,...
Jul 10th 2017, 10:10 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 10,672
Posted By winston_1

Re: MM2H 2017 reintroduction of ID cards

These are not Malaysian citizen discounts. They never dropped the prices for locals. They are tourist rip offs.
Forum: Spain
Apr 24th 2017, 10:41 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,951
Posted By winston_1

Re: M.o.t. And insurance

Surely you don't need UK road tax once abroad. Can't you just SORN it once outside the UK and retax it from abroad just before you return?
Forum: Japan
Oct 5th 2016, 8:45 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,517
Posted By winston_1

Re: Vaccination differences UK & Japan

I'm certainly not an expert but if the MMR jab is not given for a year in the UK and disasters don't happen why is waiting for a year really a problem.

I believe new borns retain immunity...
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