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by buksida
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Phuket visa overstayers 'pay B100m a month in bribes'
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Phuket visa overstayers 'pay B100m a month in bribes'

Police crackdown targets overstaying foreign criminals Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed national security agencies to get tough on foreign criminals and “influential figures” following the discovery that nearly 100,000 foreigners were overstaying their visas in Thailand...
by buksida
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Re: Thais rank low again at English

I'm sorry, but comparing people who can't speak English to people who can't speak Thai is simply absurd. :thumb: :agree: This has jack shit to do with the ability of expats to speak Thai. It is about the failings of the bloated and inefficient education system and the sense of entitlement that most...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135285

Re: Irregular printer use = can't print

How do you stop your desk top printer ink from drying out or the nozzles seizing up or whatever happens to stop the printer working when you don't use it often enough? Not much you can do really, we've had a similar problem which has resulted in two dead printers. I take stuff to the resort next do...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 103
Views: 7646

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I really don't think they should fork the chain because the wallet company screwed up their coding. It isn't a problem with Ethereum as such.
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand
Replies: 80
Views: 15553

Re: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand

Thanks for that, yes a lot of info there - the pump calculation was done for the volume of water and Koi carp that like it clean, there was a certain flow rate through the filter that it needed. The a/c pump cost 1,600 and does the job fine - just thought an eco-solution would be better. You're not ...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135285

Re: The Digital Surgery

No, something sinister is going on and I'll take it to the computer shop on Monday. At least I can get 10-15 mins of connection and working computer so can check emails and so on, albeit quickly. Well if it is not temperature related it could be a hard drive about to fail - but that wouldn't happen...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Thais rank low again at English
Replies: 27
Views: 1091

Thais rank low again at English

Thailand is ranked 53rd among 80 non-native English speaking countries and territories in the EF English Proficiency Index 2017. This year's ranking, conducted by Switzerland-based Education First, a global language school operator which has branches worldwide, is based on test data from more than o...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand
Replies: 80
Views: 15553

Re: Solar power setup for your home in Thailand

Not a lot of response from that company, probably because I'm not spending a fortune. :roll: So can any of you solar/electrics gurus knock up a spec and round cost for panels to power a 90w pump that shifts 4000 liters per hour? Obviously I'd have to buy a DC pump as it would be cheaper than the inv...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135285

Re: The Digital Surgery

With a computer as old as yours you really don't want to be disturbing too much ... so clean with caution!
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Buying a new laptop
Replies: 132
Views: 11874

Re: Buying a new laptop

I'd say it is better to focus on spec rather than brand (but avoiding Asus and HP). I would consider Acer again, the one I had (Aspire 4520G) was known for graphics card problems, other than that it was a good machine. Don't want to spend more than 15k as I've been replacing them every 2-3 years on ...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 103
Views: 7646

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Good resources, this one does something similar: https://www.tradingview.com/symbols/BTCUSD/ There is a big sell off at the moment as the Bitcoin market corrects after unprecedented highs. Strangely though another fork, Bitcoin Cash seems to be where all the money is going, it is trading at just und...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: Phuket visa overstayers 'pay B100m a month in bribes'
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Phuket visa overstayers 'pay B100m a month in bribes'

Police are tracking down 142 foreigners said to be paying up to 100 million baht a month in bribes to local police for overstaying their visas in Phuket. A deputy police commander and a deputy superintendent in Phuket have been transferred to Surat Thani to pave the way for the investigation, Royal ...
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 324
Views: 37540

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

Bluesky wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:07 am
Put him in the sun for a while and he managed to disappear back into the bush.
Good job. For me this thread is worse than the minivan accident one, just a string of pictures of dead snakes ... I wish people wouldn't kill them. :guns:
by buksida
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Digital Surgery
Replies: 2552
Views: 135285

Re: The Digital Surgery

The time scale here leads me to think it could be overheating again.

Remember that Vesuvian pile of ash and dust we cleaned out of it last time? Pop the side off and give the fans a good clean out - make sure they're actually going round also!
by buksida
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: PSA blood tests in Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: PSA blood tests in Hua Hin

They'll do it here: viewtopic.php?f=24&t=19492