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    How safe is touring Thailand by motorbike?

    apparently better than Bosnia, and worse than Sri Lanka per 100k vehicles, and 24,000 / year dead , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate probably the most dangerous thing in Thai you might get lucky , esp on backroads in the daytime are some lovely spots , but doesn't seem like much improves, I have friends that keep their big bikes outside bangkok and ride all the way down to Songkhla apparently , but I don't think I've ever seen a highway patrol car
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    Re-soling shoes, in Bangkok anyone

    I've heard Vibram soles if that is what they are get hard in Humid climates, maybe you can sand them with sandpaper or try puff paint
  3. I think the area needs a good Siam sized Mall , Thai's like new things , seems to me, backpacking probably also died in the 1900s , now the kids want Rave Music , and something for their facebook page like Avocado Toast
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    Preah Vihear Temple open from Thai side?

    I think he meant that the Preah Vihar NP Soi Sawan looks to be in Pha Taem NP , which he was saying Was worth the 400B (? 20 for Thais ?)
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    Preah Vihear Temple open from Thai side?

    The closest place to rent a car to drive, would be Ubon? If so any shop in particular? To view from the Cambodian side, thru that crossing, I imagine it would be the $35 visa plus about how much would a driver want from the closest crossing to the ruins and back in 1 day? I might skip the thai side , and just drive to Pha Taem NP, unless self driving is not advisable from Ubon etc ?
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    CPAP Machine Calibration

    can you get a thai friend to call the respiratory departments of some big hospitals? and/or the manufacturers
  7. imo, calling it "MSM" anymore is passe, more apropo would be "corporate media" ; sort of like "alt right" should be called "radical right" ; but they reserve that for "the left" so much is marketing and agitprop, these days , even the paper of record, has morphed into 1/2- 3/4 or its Frontpage articles being phrased in the terms of clickbait and tabloidism.
  8. Basically your choice of transfer methods is either Domestic ACH, SWIFT, International Wire....the later two being pricey fee-wise. While Domestic ACH transfers from already established U.S. ibanking ACH transfer links are still getting through to Bangkok Bank accounts it's highly probable that will stop in the near future. -------- funny, I setup transferwise today, and it offered two choices ACH and Wire, for $1000 it shows "Wire" as less expensive by about $1 FWIW Maybe one can set up both Schwab International and Domestic Accounts to have the luxury of free Wire transfers
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    DTAC is crazy- Explain for me?

    the router/s (there are like 2-3 on each floor) are in the hallways ; and the owners don't allow anyone to even move antennas ; so that won't work I did by a Wifi extender, which I'm hoping might help , but as a backup I'm thinking some kind of DTAC 4g hotspot, though not sure how the 4g is in the new condo, I haven't moved to yet
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    DTAC is crazy- Explain for me?

    pantip plaza ? what did you pay for it, so you plug in a DTAC SIM card into it and it works better than a mobile phone used as a hotspot I imagine?
  11. if he entered on Nov 10, got a 1 year stamp, can he get the re-entry Nov 13 ( Before the actual visa has expired? or must one be in-country and wait till a day or so after the Visa expires?) I would guess the former?
  12. So what is the timing to apply for the EOS (ext of stay), any time during the 2nd year, while on re-entry permits? Can I wait till the last month of my final 1 year I am stamped in for ? Or how close in advisable? If you mail it to LA, it probably requires another $20-$30 for the 2- way pre-paid preferred special shipping type, unless you want to mail your passport in the regular mail $30 for criminal background check here
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    DTAC is crazy- Explain for me?

    is there a DTAC data-only unlimited plan that I could use for a laptop without slowdowns 4G unlimited, I had one for my phone in the past, but can't seem to understand DTACs website the wifi in my condo is shared by other tenants(probably insecure), and often goes up & down or is slow, though I do use a VPN most of the time. Am also curious if anyone can recommended a 4g hotspot device, instead of using my Android phone as a hotspot cheers
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    My First Prostate Exam - Advice Please

    Tom: thats correct, it's really fairly simple, but there is lots of 1/2 truths and skeptical information attached to anything regarding a person's personal "hygeine" areas; There are 2 classes of drugs "the alpha blockers" & "the shrinkers" (& sometimes one pill with be a combo of the two types) ; If you were to look at a diagram of the anatomy , it should be easy to understand. Bladder has to drain , 1st it must exit the bladder via a valve( which is where alpha blockers act on) ; Then the urine must continue along the ureter/urethrea( the pipe from your bladder through the penis in order to urinate) The pipe goes through the prostate, hence size changes can reduce the diameter of the passage, if this happens you get backflow, and the bladder doesn't fully empty , so one has to get up at night more often as the bladder refills faster. I believe that's the general outline, probably some caveats or minor errors in my explanation ..... eg. what drives how long the bladder valve stays open Prostate is a slow growing gland, my urologist says 6 months to decide how well a shrinker is working. PS: WCH in my understanding might raise your top (systolic) 10 points but not 40 ; I would keep an eye on it. There is a simi official method, to reduce the confounding factors, take it when you 1st wake up in the same position laying or sitting, before you start walking around , if it is high on the Left (L), take it on the R also, whichever arm is highest , wait 5 minutes and retake it again on that arm, keep a written record you probably don't want to live with a SBP of > 130 IMO ; of course ; YMMV depending on your other "risk factors"
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    My First Prostate Exam - Advice Please

    Silosin is an alpha blocker, it isn't going to shrink anything, it may help with your symptoms almost immediately but keeping your bladder valve open to allow better bladder emptying