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About jmd8800

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  1. Can't Reach US Social Security Site

    I have to use a VPN. Opera browser has a free VPN you can enable.
  2. I know an older guy who lives here in an older established condo building on the east side of the city. Every time I visit the building I notice a few older farangs with 30s-40s girlfriends / wives. Every time I am invited to dinner at his place there will be an extra girl around 30-40 yo among the couples. I am the only single guy. It is pretty subtle..but a few days later I get an email from him and he always mentions the girl. I always let it be known that I have no where near the financial resources these guys have. I'd say find a condo to rent in one of these places and make some friends with guys who have younger gf/wives and I'll bet you will meet plenty.
  3. Accomodations in Chonburi to Si Racha area

    I should add this is monthly rental. Maybe 1 month. Maybe 6. But I tend to stay in a place for 6 months or more if I'm happy.
  4. I'm looking for accomodations in Chonburi area. I've only been to Bang Saen beach once so I'm not too familiar with the area. I guess I would consider from Chonburi city down past Bang Saen to Si Racha. I don't have to be on the waterfront but close, and I'd like to have easy access to buses to Ekkamai in BKK. 1km walk to the beach might be good exercise. :-) -- No more than 10000THB per month -- I prefer my own internet - I don't watch TV so no need for TV connection -- Serviced OK but I can clean myself -- Room size about 25 sq meters or up. Studio is fine. 1 Bedroom is nicer. Kitchen is not important. I live a quiet and simple life. No need for club scene or upscale dinning. Predominately Thai areas are OK as well. I've been digging around with Google a little bit but first hand experience counts a lot. Any suggestions?
  5. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    From the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism Liberalism is a political philosophy or worldview founded on ideas of liberty and equality.[1][2][3] Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally they support ideas and programmes such as freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality and international cooperation.
  6. G4T Promenade Chiang Mai

    I'd be interested to know the increase / decrease in numbers of retirement extensions, 90 day reports, medical etc, year on year for the last 10 years.
  7. G4T Promenade Chiang Mai

    Thanks for the info PFV.
  8. The myth of melting ice and rising seas

    Usually when a topic like this pops up I remember the line in a Simon and Garfunkle song: "A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest" If you really want to get on with human's impact on the planet then read 'Ishmael' by Daniel Quinn.
  9. With most western countries failing to prosecute bankers criminally I guess it would be hard to fly anywhere in the world.
  10. Ken Burns Vietnam PBS

    I use the Opera Browser that has a built in VPN. I was able to watch the trailer with it.
  11. Good advice Nancy. Learning the vowels, consonants and tone rules helps sort out the sounds. It is also helpful when the teacher shows the student how to hold the mouth to create sounds we are unfamiliar with. MaPrang is an excellent teacher. MaPrang Language School Sermsuk Rd. Same building as Corner Bistro next door to Croco Pizza. 081 022 4540
  12. Soon soon soon soon

    I'll just leave this here: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xwwexa/windows-10s-built-in-linux-shell-could-be-abused-to-hide-malware-researchers-say
  13. Chromebook CTRL-L

    Do your instructions tell you to press the escape key after ctrl-l? That brings up a menu of bootable devices. This link will take you to the instructions I used to install Bodhi Linux on my Acer c720: jeffhoogland.blogspot.com/2014/01/howto-bodhi-linux-on-acer-c720.html It may be of help but it is a few years old. I use BodhiLinux on my Acer because it is way different (and fun) from most Linux distributions and the keymapping in the default theme was geared to the Acer c720. Another possibility is how the image written to the USB stick you are using is done. In some cases Unetbootin does not create a bootable image. If you used Unetbootin try using the dd command to write the image to the USB stick.
  14. Printing / Scans in US Letter size

    Thanks for the info. I'm not sure I want to invest in a printer and other accessories. I'll just use A4 from the copy shop and cut .7 inches off the bottom. The width difference is only .2 inches less than US Letter size. I do this very rarely.
  15. Printing / Scans in US Letter size

    The only reason for this is convenience when receiving documents via file such as pdf files scanned in the USA, printing them out to sign or fill in the blanks and mailing hard copies back to USA.