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  1. Translating phrases

    There are many Thai websites with this information if you google it. This link even has your chart translated into Thai: https://jbrakeservice.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/ระยะเบรครถยนต์ที่ความเ/ It uses ระยะตัดสินใจ ('deciding distance') for Thinking Distance and ระยะหยุดรถ ('stopping distance') for Braking Distance. I think just ระยะคิด would be used informally for Thinking Distance. ค่าเฉลี่ยระยะหยุดรถจากช่วงความเร็วต่างๆ for Typical Stopping Distances (which would more directly translate as 'average stopping distances at different speeds').
  2. Maybe. But I don't think they can overturn any votes. The real end game is for those people on the fringes of the Establishment who pretend they are not really part of the Establishment, the ones who have always been there in the background. Tax cuts and deregulation. UK out of the EU. US-UK trade deal that will force the UK to accept US regulations on food and let US private healthcare in to destroy the NHS. Big money has been put into it already and paths may have intersected at times with what the Russians are doing. They're still the Establishment though, just not the neo-liberal side of it, even if they're in the shadows.
  3. Which they also said in the US. But then it turned out that when they looked, the evidence was there. You also seem to have conveniently ignored the evidence in the links I've given. Apart from the quotes I posted. Even though I've chosen links from newspapers that also have an agenda which would be much better served by suppressing the stories. In any case, I think the reverberations from the Mueller investigation will reach the UK in time. And as I have said a couple of times already, I think this line of investigation into the Russian trolls is something of a distraction from the real issues. If it forces the social media corporations to sort out their businesses so much the better but there are other fish to fry, who probably welcome the chance to hide behind the distraction of Russia. Though as JingThing has pointed out, this may suit Mueller and let him get on with his other business.
  4. Yes, he's a Tory so he's obviously dodgy. But you can't carry that into a parliamentary enquiry where there is a level of scrutiny far beyond anything applied to Facebook or Twitter. He's not the only member of the committee and does not have carte blanche over its workings. I have no love of Soros. And I don't believe Mercer is any friend of the UK either. But they have nothing to do with this topic and throwing them in there is downright deflection. Anyway, I'm not sure why you'd think the Russians tried it on in the US but not the UK. As I said before, it's not really a concern of mine because it's the Russians doing what they've always done. The real culprits who don't have their own country's best interests at heart are much closer to home.
  5. We're both naive I think! He's not just a politician with an agenda. He's leading a parliamentary enquiry and even though he's a Tory, I'd take his concerns before any US corporation with little accountability that is in denial about its own responsibilities, and doing as much as possible to deflect attention from its own shortcomings. Still each to their own. I'll go back and dig up some of the Russians posting as UK citizens that were outed if I can find them. It's very entertaining, especially the ones whose English slips a little or was just slightly off in the first place. Here's a link to a story but it's much more fun when you see it on Twitter: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/twitter-warrior-david-jones-denounced-as-russian-based-kremlin-stooge-2xj850vdt I'm not actually bothered about the Russian bots and trolls. Our countries are behind but will have to come up with ways to deal with it. Much more interesting are the connections between the likes of Assange, Farage, Banks, Mercer, Cambridge Analytica, etc. (with the odd dodgy Russian thrown in for good measure). Follow the money and look closer to home to see what's really going on. But that's a whole other topic and not the story we're commenting on here.
  6. Yes. There's plenty of evidence to the contrary and they also said the same at first in the US before they started looking into it. You actually believe what Facebook and Twitter report about themselves? This is what the committee chair, a Conservative incidentally, thinks:
  7. From one of the articles linked to here: As I understand it, the social media companies have still not supplied the list of accounts belonging to the Internet Research Agency that the committee has requested. There are plenty of people looking into this. My favourite was the guy supposedly in Bristol who basically did a day's work tweeting and sharing pro-Brexit, pro-Trump and pro-Putin stuff on what would be a 9-5 working day in St. Petersburg. Not to mention the 'Texan' in St. Petersburg responsible for this story: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/11/13/russian-bot-behind-false-claim-muslim-woman-ignored-victims/
  8. Seriously, do some reading and investigation as to what's been going on. Russians in the same location were responsible for putting Americans on the streets in demonstration and counter-demonstration. Take a little bit of time to research and digest. It's not saying Americans are idiots - but your immediate reaction to the story is one of the reasons that it's so easy for them. I don't really blame the Russians. They're way ahead of any western power on tactics like this. Putin's got no opposition in the election and the Internet Research Center they're talking about here are also engaged in domestic disinformation and misinformation against Alexei Navalny. Fascinating stuff on how they operate once you look into it all - and the echo chambers and astro-turfing offered by Facebook, Twitter and the like has an enormous influence, whether you like and accept it or not. Mueller seems to have done a very thorough job of following the trails and digging up the evidence to get right back to source. The Russians don't care - job done and ongoing for them. Worse than the Russians are the so-called 'patriots' at home who have engaged in the same tactics as the Russians (and perhaps collaborated with them on occasion). I'm pretty sure when it all finally comes out in the wash, it will be seen that a lot of Mercer money illegally went into Brexit in the UK. Something else that was subject to the Russian trolls and bots but also, of course, the domestic fake accounts, bots and trolls. Nice that a detailed picture of what the Russians are doing has emerged but there are plenty of our fellow countrymen who engaged in the same practices in recent events. They'll be happy just to keep the spotlight on the Russians.
  9. This 'losing face' knowingly applied to all Thai misdeeds is getting ridiculous now. It was nothing to do with losing face. It was a cocktail of drugs and alcohol.
  10. Friends have been sharing them on Facebook. Two clips from a helmet camera on one of the kids on the bikes who don't have licences. In the first part the cop asks them how they want to clear it and asks for 2,000 baht each. They offer 200 but he doesn't go for that. On the second clip, after the accident, he goes back over to them and takes 500 baht each.
  11. He really did. There's a full 15-20 minute clip around from when he first pulled up the motorcycles. After the accident and doing nothing to help, he saunters back down the road to get the 500 baht 'fines' and give them their keys back. He's getting slaughtered for it on social media so it could possibly stir some action against him.
  12. Cash-strapped Foreign Office puts Bangkok embassy up for sale

    Very true. The likes of Branson and his ilk who pocket billions from government contracts and outsourcing, pocketing massive bonuses while their employees' pension funds have massive deficits, and whose companies need to be bailed out to the tune of billions at the taxpayers' expense. Raking it in while providing nothing.
  13. Marry the woman and you marry the mother!
  14. Yes. I can see that. Though whether he would do the right thing ...
  15. While I'm sure he would be supportive, it's long past his time. He influenced the student movement in the 1970s and I'm sure he would feel they are the ones, together with the younger generation that should be leading now. He was also extremely critical of Thaksin and I don't think he'd find any support from those in that camp.