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About donaby

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  • Location Pasing, Munich
  • Nationality british
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  • Year of birth 1977
  1. Buying the house that we are renting

      The owner would pay less tax if the two years rent was added to the purchase price, so this can be negotiated.
  2. Installing an induction cooktop w/ touch controls

    The three live cables will need to be connected together and then to the live terminal. The neutral and earth to their corresponding terminal. But if you do not know, do not do it! 
  3. Watch UK TV on German TV

      I don't have experience with kodiboxes, but all these systems work by sending a request to the BBC who makes the decision 'allowed' or 'disallowed' based on where the request is received from. If the decision is successful then the stream is made available.
  4. Watch UK TV on German TV

    You change the DNS address on the router. If you have a router/modem provided by your internet provider, this may not be possible in which case you can set up another router attached to the current one or replace the provided modem/router with one you have purchased yourself. Failing that you can setup the DNS address on the end device (computer, 'handy', tablet, ...) unfortunately some HDMI sticks/boxes have no option for this in which case changing the router is the only way to go.   The setup is normally described on the website of the 'smartDNS' provider you choose. The cost of the service runs at about one beer per month...
  5. Watch UK TV on German TV

        smartDNS with the mentioned 'now TV' box works well.
  6. If the UK company uses 0845, 0870, 0800... then these do not always work from abroad/mobiles. The company picks up the cost (or part of) as the deal for having these numbers. I find it f'ing annoying because most UK mobiles do NOT offer free calls to these numbers and they are not possible to call from abroad.   One solution is to use to find a 'normal' phone number.
  7. Are you already paying using your phone?

    I pay using my phone, comdirect visa card is attached to google pay. Been using it for years in UK.   I never really understand people's security concerns associated with the technology - The comdirect visa card in my wallet, with contactless technology, is always live and transmits the same card number. Compare this to Google Pay which is only 'live' when the handset is turned on and a unique code is used per transaction. I would prefer to cut up my physical cards.   I think contactless technology is a fantastic win for visa/mastercard. It is still normal to use cards for larger purchases and by getting into the smaller transaction market is going to increase their turnover massively. However, a lot of people are going to get into difficulties because all these small transactions will be forgotten but they still add up.
  8. I would have thought a 2-bed flat would work out cheaper as you share the kitchen and bathroom...