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UK & World News / Re: Wobbly Wales
« Last Post by Mediterranean Man on Saturday, 17 February, 2018 @ 20:43:40 »
Biggest quake in the UK for 10 years.
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UK & World News / Wobbly Wales
« Last Post by Maik on Saturday, 17 February, 2018 @ 19:58:29 »
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Earthquake felt across much of England and Wales

A minor earthquake with a 4.4 magnitude has affected parts of Wales and England.

The quake was felt over all of Wales, most of western England, as far east as London and as far north as the southern edge of the Lake District, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said.

The epicentre was approximately 20km north-north-east of Swansea and at a depth of 7.4km, it added.

There have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Events of this magnitude happen in the UK every three to five years, the BGS said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43097113


Magnitude   mb 4.7
Region   WALES-ENGLAND REGION, U.K.
Date time   2018-02-17 14:31:05.6 UTC
Location   51.66 N ; 3.82 W
Depth   10 km
Distances   249 km SE of Dublin, Ireland / pop: 1,025,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
49 km NW of Cardiff, United Kingdom / pop: 303,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
10 km NE of Swansea, United Kingdom / pop: 171,000 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
1 km W of Neath, United Kingdom / pop: 46,200 / local time: 14:31:05.6 2018-02-17
https://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=649041
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Going Geek info / Re: Beyond ads
« Last Post by Mediterranean Man on Saturday, 17 February, 2018 @ 02:48:04 »
I remember the .com hype; Avoided that like the plague and doing the same for Bitcoin.
I am not authorised (anymore) to give Financial Advice....
However; Those interested in a decent return for income might like to look at NS&I Guaranteed Income Bonds.
Quite a nice little earner over 3 years.
 :yiamas:
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Greek News / Bigger withdrawals?
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 16 February, 2018 @ 22:10:43 »
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The government is considering further easing of the capital controls it imposed 32 months ago, Skai Radio reported on Friday.

In cooperation with the Bank of Greece, the Finance Ministry is planning for bank customers to be allowed to withdraw 2,300 euros from each account each month, up from the current ceiling of 1,800 euros.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225907/article/ekathimerini/business/capital-controls-to-be-eased-further
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Kefalonia News / Attempted matricide in Lixouri
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 16 February, 2018 @ 21:29:00 »
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Woman shot by son on Cephalonia

A 56-year-old woman was in critical condition in a Patra hospital on Friday after being shot at five times by her 22-year-old son following an argument at their home in Lixouri on the Ionian island of Cephalonia.

The woman was initially hospitalized on Cephalonia before being transferred by helicopter to Patra after her condition worsened.

The exact reasons for the argument between the mother and her son remained unclear but neighbors told police that the young man had been troubled for some time, sources said.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/225914/article/ekathimerini/news/woman-shot-by-son-on-cephalonia

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Going Geek info / Re: Beyond ads
« Last Post by Maik on Friday, 16 February, 2018 @ 12:19:09 »
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Watch our ads or we’ll use your CPU for cryptomining

From this week, visitors to the Salon news site who are running an adblocker have been confronted with a blunt choice: turn off your adblocker or let the site use your browser to mine cryptocurrency instead.

You’re on the horns of a dilemma: turn on ads and be annoyed by in-your-face content you’re tired of (and goodness knows what else besides), or turn on cryptomining and be annoyed by hidden content that sends your CPU into thermal overload (and goodness knows what else besides).
https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/02/14/watch-our-ads-or-well-use-your-cpu-for-cryptomining/
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Hoaxes & Scams / 10 wastes of money
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 15 February, 2018 @ 17:28:41 »
Not scams but, depending on your circumstances, they could well be a waste of money:

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From funeral plans to over-50s life insurance: 10 financial services that are a waste of money
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/funeral-plans-over-50s-life-insurance-10-financial-services/

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Kefalonia News / Re: Notable dates 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 15 February, 2018 @ 15:32:03 »
Confirmed yesterday that Kef karnavali times amended to avoid a clash. As in recent years karnavali in Argostoli will start earlier than in Lixouri. New times: Argostoli @ 14:00, Lixouri @ 15:30

For ferry times see Taxiarchis Consortium / Vikentios Damodos
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Hoaxes & Scams / DVLA road tax refund scam
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 15 February, 2018 @ 14:22:04 »
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DVLA fake car tax refund scam - everything you need to know
Car owners warned against sharing info with bogus website that tells them they’re due for a car tax refund

There’s a new phishing scam being sent to people via text message that tells them they’re due for a car tax refund and directs them to a phishing website that asks for their bank details.
https://www.whatcar.com/news/dvla-fake-car-tax-refund-scam/
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UK & World News / UK car tax 2018
« Last Post by Maik on Thursday, 15 February, 2018 @ 14:17:37 »
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2018 UK road tax bands: how much is it going to cost you?
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/motoring-issues/2018/uk-road-tax-bands-how-much-will-it-cost/

About as clear to me as a cloud of diesel fumes  :unsure:


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2018 UK scrappage scheme guide: should you trade in your old car?
https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/motoring-issues/2018/uk-scrappage-schemes-should-you-trade-in-your-old-used-car/


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