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  1. This is an interesting debate on a physics forum about the effectiveness of using boat propellers to speed up the flow of a river https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/pushing-the-river-with-boats.541392/
  2. I was in a similar situation 25 years ago. X should simply make a Thai passport here and exit on the Thai passport and should never return to Thailand on the US passport again. 25 years ago I entered on another passport. Both it and visa expired. I made a Thai passport in Thailand several years later and exited Thailand on it and have used it to exit/enter Thailand ever since with no problems at all. I travel frequently for work. Five years ago, my daughter who also has two passports (Thai and another) was studying outside Thailand and had to urgently return on her non-Thai passport because her Thai passport had expired while she was overseas and we didn't have the time to get her a new Thai one. She entered Thailand on the non-Thai passport then made a new Thai passport here and has used that to exit/enter Thailand ever since without any problems.
  3. Where to find car Spray paint in BKK?

    I'm not sure how much of a touch up you need and this is a spray paint reccommendation, but many of those small booths that sell auto accessories such as replacement gas pedals, license plate holders, windshield wipers, etc., that are renting outdoor space at Tesco Lotus or Big C also sell special markers for doing touch ups on your car. The color is indicated on each marker and there are a lot of colors to choose from. Also, last week I was at Pure Place / Villa Supermarket on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 110 (near entrance to Sammakorn Village) and saw a new business that opened up on the ground floor there (located near the multilevel car park). You just drive your car in. They will remove the part that requires paint, match up the paint somehow, and then spray paint the particular part for you within an hour or so while you shop at Villa or go get something to eat there. They have the prices posted and they aren't bad. They have a bunch of sealed off compartments where they spray paint the parts so that dust does not get in. This is the only place I have seen this type of business so far. I hope this helps.
  4. Will I be required to serve military service?

    I was in same situation as the OP about 25 years ago. I was about 25 when I did my Thai ID for the first time. They sent me to report to the military personnel stationed at the district office (in Bangkok) because I did not have any papers about going through the draft process. The officer interviewed me about why and I explained that I was out of the country the whole time. I had to show my foreign passport as proof. They then let me get my Thai ID without problems. However note that back then all males were required to show their military papers before they could obtain a Thai passport. I believe the law has been changed since. If OP chooses to go the Thai ID route when he gets here then he will need to have a Thai passport to get out/into Thailand thereafter or he may encounter problems at immigration. I would recommend OP to research the new requirements for a Thai passport.
  5. Plumbers - Recommendation Asoke area?

    I used this company about 6 months ago to unclog a shower drain that had been clogged for years. I think the company was started by a Swedish plumber. I found their details on this forum. I think it was posted around 2007. Very professional and has a lot of modern equipment. A bot pricey though because they have a minimum charge of 3500 baht. I paid 3700 baht altogether to get my drain unclothed but we'll worth it because they know what they are doing. PRAPAEXPERT. www.prapaexpert.com. tel 02 105 4545
  6. Will I be required to serve military service?

    I was in the same situation as you about 25 years ago. You won't have any problems unless you plan to make your Thai ID card.
  7. Aliceia guitars.

    The body has a maple top with mahogany backwood. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fretboard. I don't remember what type of pickups I had put in, but I believe an older Gibson type. They seem quite hot and I might actually have them switched for something less hot one of these days. This guitar is very heavy (weight) and is by far the easiest playing guitar I have and also the best sustaining one. I have a lot of guitars in my collection including Gibsons, Fenders, Epiphones, and a Jackson to compare it to.