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  1. Hi everyone, My wife's laptop began to have difficulty booting, and eventually stopped altogether. Before it stopped completely, the computer was able to pick up a strong wifi signal anywhere within the house. Called in a tech who took the laptop and said it was an electrical issue and he'd order a part and sort it out in a few days. The next day I saw the news about VPN Filter malware and rebooted my router as suggested. Every other device in my home has no issues with the wifi connection since the reboot. The tech returned the laptop and it boots right up. However, the laptop is now only getting 1 bar even when it's placed right next to the router. Any ideas about what could be causing this? Thanks!
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    Concept 2 Rower Model D (Exercise For Fat Loss)

    What sort of warming up do you do? I just sit down and row a moderate pace for and hour and make sure I get to over 12,000 meters. No injuries yet (touch wood).
  3. My wife, a Thai national, is going to open a small translation business and I was wondering what sort of legal requirements there are for such an undertaking. Not specifically for the field of translation, but just for opening a business. Her plan is to do some significant online advertising, so it would be difficult for her to "fly under the radar". I should add that she'd initially be working from home without any employees. Of course she's doing some research on Thai government websites, but I was hoping to get some feedback here in English so that we can compare notes on what we learned. Thanks very much.
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    Becoming a "Certified" translator in Thailand

    Hi, Does anyone know what the process is for a Thai national to become a certified translator? Thanks! Apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forum.
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    BIG Tesco Lotus in Chiang Rai

    Is this a large Tesco or one of the smaller ones?
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    Fixed Deposit Account for Non-O Extension of Stay?

    Thanks! Another related question: Does the bank account have to be in the province where one is applying for the extension?
  7. Hi, I've read a lot of conflicting information about whether or not a fixed deposit account is acceptable when applying for an extension of stay to a Non-O visa. Can anyone provide clarification? Thanks!
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    FBAR Time Again

    Do I understand correctly that a penalty-free, automatic extension is given until October 15, 2018?
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    Non-Immigrant O and Foreign Driving License

    Thanks for your reply. Just to confirm, is that 90 days after the first entry on the visa?
  10. I'm in Thailand on the 4th month of a 1 year non-immigrant O and have yet to apply for an extension of stay. Although I travel abroad now and again, for all intents and purposes, Thailand is currently my country of residence. I'm currently driving on a 3rd country driving license (the country I was living in before coming to Thailand) and I'm wondering how legal this is. In other words, for how long can I drive on this license before I am legally required to get a Thai license? Happy to provide more details if needed. Thanks!
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    Tires in Thailand

    Rarely reach 120, and there would have to be an open stretch of a double lane highway to hit that. Usually go around 100-110 for regular highway driving. Goodyear GT3. No cracks that I can see. And I took a close look with a flashlight. I think I know what you're referring to, and there doesn't seem to be any rubber dust.
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    Tires in Thailand

    The tires on our Honda Jazz are approaching six year of age, but only have 20,000 KM on them. We were out of the country for the majority of the time and the car was in shaded storage. To my eyes the tires look fine, but I'm concerned that the rubber has degraded and might lead to a blow out. Any thoughts or experience on this?
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    IHOP Says Opening at Siam Paragon on April 16

    It's late January, does anyone have an update on the fourth floor location to report?
  14. Hi, My wife wants to get a dashcam for her Honda Jazz and I'd be most appreciative of moderately priced recommendations. She's looking for it to turn on automatically when she starts the car and have no visible wires. Her budget is somewhere between 1,500-2,500 THB. If more info is needed, I'd be happy to post it once informed. Thanks! PS--I know there are several threads on dashcams, but since it's 2018 I'd like to get up to date recommendations.