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  1. Let us know how it goes - may help other users of Linux..
  2. If you have just installed Linux, I am surprised you have chosen an older distro, Mint 18.2 is currently the latest LTS (Long Term Support) version. Often you will find an updated kernel and much greater support for "other" hardware. IMO Computing is fun, worth a try to see if it functions with all the latest stuff.
  3. I have no idea why you chose not to follow my suggestion slmgr -rearm and chose instead slmgr /rearm To my knowledge the command you have chosen to use CAN NOT WORK. FURTHER: -rearm (No space between the "dash" & rearm is vital. There is no point in me commenting further, this will be my last post. Good Luck
  4. Press Windows key + X. Click Command Prompt(admin) Now type the following command and then hit enter slmgr -rearm Restart the computer. Try slmgr /xpr again to see if the issue is fixed PLEASE for everyones sake, let us know if it works..
  5. I have to agree with this post... I would be VERY happy to present a young man who finished his apprenticeship as a "master butcher" a set of knives. I would be horrified is those same knives, fell into the hand of a deranged individual. IMO, it is a rather weak argument to say "let him have his nukes" - The consequences for our planet ARE significant. The tectonic plates are being "adjusted" for no good reason - it is NOT a justification to say "well they did it in the past" - referring to past nuclear testing - it is plain silly of our world NOT to learn from past mistakes.
  6. Whilst many may privately ponder…. What seems to be missing, in this debate, is “the big picture” (One of many “big pictures” some would argue). Like it or not we are a “tribal” world, we have yet to emerge as a cohesive “human race”. Possibly the only transition to a “one world” would be an attack from an alien species. Unlikely of course. Regardless of our tribal status, the planet we live ON belongs to us all – EQUALLY. “Tribes”, exercising their “rights” to destroy portions of our planet, MUST END. It is our collective responsibility to end this, forever!! A madman in North Korea exploding a hydrogen bomb in the pacific is TOTALLY unacceptable. Many only see the effects on humanity (Which potentially is significant). However, the historic tests in the pacific, did MASSIVE damage to the environment (OUR Planet). Animals living in the ocean at point zero and many kilometres/miles surrounding point zero were vaporised – further away they suffered horrendous injuries, blindness, deafness and more. Hundreds of kilometres away from point zero were significant consequences. Long term - it is incalculable. Must we as a species repeat this abuse of the planet we live on?? There are many “opinions” on what is required to stop this insanity. BUT, there are very few actions – The USA is a leader in attempting to stop these “tests” by the deranged regime of North Korea. NK has already demonstrated a “could not care less” attitude towards our planet. My “tribe” is a supporter of the USA – as are many other “tribes”. Alone we are insignificant, But, we can add to the collection of “tribes” that do see the need for change, adding to the “clout” of the USA. Sadly, for the whole of Humanity, China supports NK. China supports all the worlds dictatorships (Its veto and voting in the UN supports this) and it displays contempt towards democracy – For example, China is not part of the fight against ISIL. China has demonstrated it also “could NOT care less” about the environment, in fact some provinces of China are barred to foreigners due to MASSIVE pollution. China, as a “tribe”, is no longer controllable by “historic” human means (Which is of course WAR). BUT, There are other ways to “invite” them to abandon the worst aspects of TRIBALISM and engage with us all. I am not optimistic about the future of our species, in fact there are times I think we are a parasitic entity, here on EARTH. I sincerely hope any debate focuses away from “individuals” alone. Whilst some powerful individuals do contribute, they are only part of the whole debate.
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  8. I have not read the entire thread, hence I apologise if this has been mentioned! This is one more way the super rich become richer, BUT, we can slow them down - they care little for humanity. TAX their robots - yes each robot taking a human job should be allocated an hourly rate OR "piecework" rate, based on the "displaced" human. The same income tax should then be applied as if they were human. I realise it is not so simplistic, however, we will increasingly be displaced by AI (Artificial Intelligence). Our working weeks could be reduced and "creative" leisure time could replace working hours. The rich adapted to "leisure" they are no better than you or I, simply based on their wealth. It is unlikely we will halt the progress of AI or displacement by machine - but we can learn to benefit from it, Don't you think??
  9. My 2c Worth INSURANCE Thailand adopt the minimum COMPULSORY Schengen “style” visa HEALTH insurance scheme AND FUND THEMSELVES – NO INSURANCE COMPANIES.. If it is "actuarially" sound in Europe, given their hospital costs it hould be VERY profitable here. Calculations (From Euro to Baht) TOURISTS 30 million tourists (2015 figures 29.8 million) each with a compulsory health policy @ approx 700 Baht each (19 Euro) SAME AS SCHENGEN POLICY Approx income:- Twenty-one BILLION Baht. You would not want those that cannot afford 19 Euro anyhow? READ THE SCHENGEN POLICY http://bit.ly/2g13Ip3 Europe can do it, so can Thailand. EXPATS Long Term visa holders must pay REGARDLESS OF AGE. About 1,100 Baht each and every month – For FULL access to Thai PUBLIC Hospital System. Pr-existing conditions, same as schengen policy. This does NOT stop the filthy rich having their own policy, BUT, it does not mean they need not pay – see the word COMPULSORY on the first line.
  10. Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Good thread BB... Good luck mate
  11. Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Seems I have to join the dumb <deleted> club - I too never gave this credit card insurance a thought..... BUT, I will now. Plus I am same as you mate - cannot live there full time - currently in Ozzie land and loving it :)
  12. There are solutions out there, but, they require political will - ONE POSSIBLE ANSWER, would be for Thailand to examine the COMPULSORY Schengen “style” visa HEALTH insurance scheme AND FUND IT THEMSELVES – NO INSURANCE COMPANIES. Approx Calculations (From Euro to Baht) to enable a common currency:- TOURISTS 30 million tourists (2015 figures 29.8 million) each with a compulsory health policy @ approx 700 Baht each SAME AS SCHENGEN POLICY Approx income:- Twenty-one BILLION Baht. You would not want those that cannot afford 700 Baht anyhow? READ THE SCHENGEN POLICY http://bit.ly/2g13Ip3 Europe can do it, so can Thailand. EXPATS Long Term visa holders must pay REGARDLESS OF AGE. About 1,100 Baht each and every month – For FULL access to Thai PUBLIC Hospital System. Pr-existing conditions, same as Schengen policy. This does NOT stop the filthy rich having their own policy, BUT, it does NOT mean they need not pay – see the word COMPULSORY on the first line.
  13. Really had enough of Win 10.

    Easy Fix - Go to >Tools >Options > Load and save > General and change "Document type" to a "Micro$oft file type. You doc's will now save in a cross platform format.
  14. The majority are efficient, (I have one) however, please check the "noise" output. Some can be unbearably noisy. I do not know which one emits the least noise, but hopefully, someone else may have done the research and can advise you - good luck PS Mine is refrigerated NOT evaporative.
  15. Dying At Home In Chiang Mai

    You are probably correct Bob on the drug front. However, the "trade" does exist. Sadly because I am not sure of the legalities, I prefer not to expand what I know. I can say, there is a myriad of checks and ALL drugs are dispensed to the patient, on the order of a doctor and in the case of my friend, "FULL Doctor supervised pain management" was top notch. THERE WAS NO, (nor was there EVER) any SELF MEDICATION. I prefer not to say more. My guess is members of each "tribe" that chooses to call Thailand their home, will have different requirements after a tribal member is deceased. I am an Aussie, would not have a clue what is needed after I depart this world, however, my (deeply bereaved) friends partner, has reminded me I must try and make the transition for my beautiful wife as seamless as possible - I will endeavour to do that. We NEVER dwell on death, but, some practical steps have been taken. We have a will, plus an encrypted document, password protected, containing ALL known passwords, banking, insurance, etc... PLUS as much info as could possibly be needed to smooth out the bumps. Minimal but practical, I know.
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