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  1. War with N Korea. Any impacts on Thailand?

    Kim Chee futures will appreciate exponentially.
  2. Ghost police pickup truck focus of attention

    Is there any other type ?
  3. Trying to find a maid

    Welcome to this forum ! Just ignore the house-horse-flies here; they'll land on anything they think is meat. There are many helpful people here, and lots of good information sharing. Do note you can block posters you do not wish to see comments by. cheers, ~o:37;
  4. Police Check

    Glad to see I'm not the only idealist round these heah parts ! And, thanks for giving me my semantic frisson for the day via your use of "embuggerance" ! Aviso: while this message is written without the use of irony, sarcasm, etc., we do not abjure future use of said rhetorical devices in future in tempore suo, ad reficiendum, et non ad luxuriam. cheers, ~o:37;
  5. Router with built-in VPN client

    Start here: https://www.bestvpn.com/best-vpn-routers/ And, realize that while it's possible to flash (change the internal configuration) of many routers yourself using Tomato, or DD-WRT, to enable hardware optimization with your VPN provider's service ... that is technically complex. I wouldn't try it. Maybe some one on this thread will recommend someone with the arcane technical chops for flashing a router ? You're still going to need a VPN provider (unless you want to try Opera's free one). I use NordVPN, and it's quite effective. ~o:37
  6. Thai Baht - Your take?

    I'll take a stab at guessing the real topic: ... "why is the Baht relatively stronger now against the US$ ?" To put that in perspective, I think you have to ask the question: ... "is the US$ weaker against a wide range of other world-economy significant currencies?" Take a look at OANDA's currency heat-map (check the Baht entry, and China, and other Asian currencies) [1] : heat map link The large number of currencies showing increased relative strength over the US$ (red) suggests to me the Baht's strength is not a significant determinant of the US$ strength ... at this moment. I wonder if in the context of this forum "clear topic" is an oxymoron :)\ [1] Your choice of which countries you compare to is, of course, significant. ~o:37;
  7. Bar 'lady drink' etiquette?

    Everybody who likes me is pretending, some with more style than others. For style, I'll drop a few coin. Even liking myself is a role I have more, and more, trouble putting the greasepaint on for. That's why I've relocated 2000 light years from home; the rubes here will applaud anything. :) ~o:37;
  8. Bar 'lady drink' etiquette?

    You are way out beyond the shallow zone near the beach where etiquette means something more than "nothing left to lose: " you have been ensorcelled by the sirens, washed up on Circe's Island where you are well on your way to virtual swinehood. And, when your moolah ceases to flow, you will not see the Amazing Smiles. You are being conned, duped, played for a patsy. Time to sober up, and grow up. ~o:37;
  9. Warning - for those who wear Crocs

    Crocs are an endangered species, not to mention holey, and their collusion with escalators ... based on mutual hatred of being continually underfoot ... is just part of the vicious attacks being perpetrated world-wide by the fanatical Crocohadi whose goal is the creation of a Jurassic theocrocacy. ~o:37;
  10. dave2? Sad news apparently :(

    Dave2's fine photography and contributions here so appreciated. Sad to hear this. ~o:37;
  11. Lab Test for Dengue...

    So true, Khun Bill97, but, the one time it kills you is fatal. cheers, ~o:37; (dengue survivor 1x)
  12. Lab Test for Dengue...

    If you have come down with Dengue, the words "come down" are truly apropos: you will be de-escalated from your health as if you have been hit by a viral semi-truck. You will get a sudden high-fever, you will have the energy of dead wood, you will hurt, and ache, and all of this will get you to a place worse than where worse is worst. So, crawl, or walk, or get yourself carried to a doctor, and get an RBC. You will probably need a daily RBC, and may require extreme measures if your case heads for hemorrhagic-land. The good news is that if it doesn't kill you in seven days, you will live. ~o:37;
  13. Possible variant: The big-brained apes under the influence of the virus, language, who made the gods that destroyed them in their own image.
  14. I forgot to add that Khun Jon told me that the electro-tuk-tuk could do 100 km. on one charge, and that a charge uses 20 baht worth of fai-fa-juice. I'm surprised by these figures, and I suspect that stop-and-go driving in city traffic would reduce the possible mileage per-charge quite a bit. It would be interesting to know what the long-term total costs of use of these are. The rapid acceleration also surprised me: pressed me back against the seat. cheers, ~o:37;