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by STEVE G
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 35
Views: 1264

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

I'm not sure rice is a factor, look at the physique of the women in Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, all countries big on rice. The Seven-11 virus across Thailand is more likely the culprit. Thailand has about three times the GDP per capita as those four countries: Thailand, $16,835, Myanmar, $...
by STEVE G
Fri Nov 24, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 25
Views: 731

Re: Cocktail bars

On the subject of cocktails, I've noticed on my beach walks a poster for a "Cocktail Buffet" at a place called The Rock which I think is a hotel in Khao Takiap. I think it was something like 600bt for a couple of hours on a saturday evening.
by STEVE G
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 105
Views: 7838

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Bitcoin's High Transaction Fees Show Its Limits https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-11-14/bitcoin-s-high-transaction-fees-show-its-limits "At the time of this writing, the median fee paid to process the median transaction -- 226 bytes of information -- was 171,760 satoshis, or 0.0017176 Bit...
by STEVE G
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!
Replies: 37
Views: 977

Re: Poor choice of dashcams on Lazada!

There is a small shop on the top floor of Market Village that has dashcams, up on the left side going from the street with all the phone shops. I haven't a clue what brands they sell as I already have one, I just noticed they have them on display.
by STEVE G
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 35
Views: 1264

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

I think there are a couple of factors that haven't been taken into account, one is that before about 1990, poverty rates in rural areas of Thailand were very high and the other is that people living in poor rural communities in SE Asia have a very high rate of intestinal parasites. Both of these fac...
by STEVE G
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which Pick-Up Truck?
Replies: 276
Views: 12257

Re: Which Pick-Up Truck?

I don't think it helped that they tried to bring in the ban about a week before everyone wanted to get home for Songkran!
by STEVE G
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Which Pick-Up Truck?
Replies: 276
Views: 12257

Re: Which Pick-Up Truck?

The selling point for me would be build quality and service... Definitely, I bought my Hilux in 2005 and it's just had a couple of batteries, new tyres and windscreen wiper blades, and servicing but nothing has actually failed on it. It hasn't done huge mileage but it's pretty impressive reliabilit...
by STEVE G
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 122
Views: 5708

Re: Electric Cars

Not a car but this seemed a relevant thread, Honda are producing an electric PCX scooter from next year:

Honda PCX Electric and Hybrid: The most important bikes ever?
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new- ... -electric/
by STEVE G
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 100
Views: 7784

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

Kind of weird to have a hospital logo on a smoking tent. I can imagine BHHH may not even know how it's being used.
I suppose smokers make good customers for a private hospital!
by STEVE G
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Flight to Thailand bargains
Replies: 134
Views: 26411

Re: Flight to Thailand bargains

I appreciate that this wont be much use for most people but I think we do have a few members from Germany on here, yesterday I booked a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok on Emirates and they now give you a free DB rail ticket from anywhere in the country to and from the airport. I can hop over the bo...
by STEVE G
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 922
Views: 55103

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Not really a smart move. Shopper may be too drunk or too full to buy many groceries. :D It's proven that the best food shoppers are those who go into a store with an empty stomach. I've been guilty of that many times and came out with a higher grocery bill by a few thousand Baht. :oops: Pete :cheer...
by STEVE G
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 105
Views: 7838

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

buksida wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:40 pm
Nothing - they do, just as they do with pretty much everything else traded on this planet.
OK, you can get over ten years in jail for insider trading on the NYSE.
by STEVE G
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 105
Views: 7838

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Fork off! Bitcoin hard fork cancelled, altcoins surging ... https://www.coindesk.com/relief-disbelief-bitcoin-reacts-sudden-2x-suspension/ Just out of curiosity, seeing as how these markets are basically unregulated, what is to stop the people who make these decisions from making huge sums of money...
by STEVE G
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?
Replies: 33
Views: 2546

Re: Alcohol ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches?

I could imagine that the reason they're not displayed is more to do with some of the "influential people" involved with selling alcohol on the beach!
by STEVE G
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The scourge of Facebook
Replies: 160
Views: 21113

Re: The scourge of Facebook

Here's an article on Russian meddling in the 2016 US election on social media:
https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/11 ... e-election