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by VincentD
Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Car Security
Replies: 11
Views: 1298

If you do not want your relations to use your car when you are not there. Just remove the rotor button from under the distributor cap. The newer trucks now have 'Direct Ignition' which is a cassette type thing that fits over the engine and replaces the distributor, coil and wires. It's quite a big ...
by VincentD
Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: An interesting menu
Replies: 20
Views: 4223

I love to eat whatever got potato in it. and i love to eat indian curry and i can cook it very well!!! Ao mai kah? Hi Oe I like Indian curry myself. Thing is, mutton is almost impossible to find, lamb is expensive, and many Thai places substitute potato with sweet potato. :( Do you buy commercial c...
by VincentD
Wed Jan 18, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Building on land
Replies: 7
Views: 1794

Also, do note that the title for the land and the title for the house are two seperate entities. This probably stems from the fact that most older Thai houses, especially in the provinces, were made of wood, so if they needed to move, they would literally take the house down, move it to the new site...
by VincentD
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Thailand to introduce its own version of Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

I checked into the FAQs of worldwind, and from what I understand they get their data from Landsat 7 and reprocess this. The best resolution they can get from this is 15 meters per pixel. However, most places are shown at 30 meters per pixel at this stage. It doesn't get any better than 15m/ pixel. T...
by VincentD
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pi and Nong
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

ricardo wrote:If I am not sure of someones age or status I would normally say "Khun Khrap" with the emphasis on the Khrap.
The Thai way of saying' "Youyou" but with a smile. As a non-Thai you'd get away with it.

I'd use "Pi krab" in the future.
by VincentD
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: House Alarms
Replies: 21
Views: 2442

Installing an alarm can sometimes backfire. Especially if it triggers when you're not there and annoys the neighbours. Hardwiring door and window switches are messy, and if they really do want to come in they'll just use the roof... PIR are not so effective in this weather, and is prone to false ala...
by VincentD
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Usefull tips for Staying Alive On The Road In Thailand
Replies: 46
Views: 5205

At least in HH you're *safe* if you walk on the footpath. In Bangers, the motorcyclists use the footpath to beat the traffic, don't be surprised to have a motorcycle tooting his horn at you to get out of his way... :guns: And have you seen those upside-down plastic buckets that pass as an excuse for...
by VincentD
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Thailand to introduce its own version of Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

I found it disappointing. Form your own opinion. You can get the download here.

http://www.worldwindcentral.com/wiki/Main_Page
by VincentD
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pi and Nong
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

There are two situations here. The first is on the social level, where everyone is assumed to be on an even playing field. Friends of a friend, relatives of the wife, people you meet at a dinner... In this instance, it's always better to err on the side of caution, so if you're not sure, use "Pi". T...
by VincentD
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Topless Bars
Replies: 36
Views: 4816

If it's anywhere else other than the beach or the poolside, it's not acceptable IMO. Topless (and in some cases bottomless) ladies in the go-gos are acceptable only in that one venue; I'd feel uncomfortable if a dancer popped out to the McD's in Patpong for a quick burger and was waiting in the queu...
by VincentD
Fri Dec 23, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Gold and Thai Gold?
Replies: 21
Views: 3001

Err... Dr Dave

surely you meant AISI 316 L medical grade stainless steel instead?
by VincentD
Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Gold and Thai Gold?
Replies: 21
Views: 3001

caller wrote:...snip,snip..
Would you expect it to be hallmarked in any way?
Yes, it should have a stamp identifying it's fineness somewhere on the item. For 22 carat gold, it is 916.

Here's a link for light reading..

http://www.emporia.edu/earthsci/amber/go340/gold.htm
by VincentD
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Gold and Thai Gold?
Replies: 21
Views: 3001

The difference is in the number of carats. Most of the gold sold in other parts of the world is the 18 carat variety. It is preferred as it is fairly robust. The gold you get here is of the 22 carat variety. It is purer, but a lot softer, and so may not keep it's shape over time. Pure gold is 24 car...
by VincentD
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Free To Air Satelite
Replies: 4
Views: 850

I've used the FTA satellite for many years, and have recently changed over to digital. There are two main suppliers of equipment, PSI satellite and Dynasat. I would recommend you look up the www.dynasat.com website, although most of it is in Thai. A moving dish setup for home use starts at around 22...
by VincentD
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Daily Bangkok to Hua Hin flights
Replies: 2
Views: 893

Erm... first off, I hadn't realised that the SGA flights had been covered in some quite recent posts here. The reason being, I won't use an air service as I have my own jalopy and will load the family up (the relatives too) on the ocassional weekend and trundle down the road to HH. As for Pattaya, j...