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Jimmy, what did you find?  Right now, I am very pleased with the Netflix service plus NO BUFFERING!!

 Our other service (IPPlaybox) had one of those likely server crashes, I think only an excuse.  They are finally up again as "" but with less than a 1/4 of the movies and series as before.  I was told they had probably tagged on to another service.  Where did the original go?  Expect the Thai Government shut them down.

Dealing with Thailand government / Re: Online Banking
« on: Today at 05:15:59 PM »
Why are you trying to do it online?  GO TO THE MAIN BRANCH ON SRICHAN ROAD AND GET IT DONE!  I never had a problem dealing with the main office in Khon Kaen.  I tried to get an address change done at the Tesco Lotus Branch and gave up, then went to the main Khon Kaen Office.  Five minutes later, I was done.  (Maybe it was because I took my better half (Thai wife) who worked the language barrier even though the bank representative knew English.)

Discuss Shopping / Re: Amazon Global
« on: Today at 05:10:50 PM »
If you don't mind the "Made in China" label, then buying stuff on "AliExpress" is the place to go if you cannot find on Lazada (plus many items on Lazada are provided by Alibaba.)  They ship free or for a very small charge, but you have to use your home country's credit card.

For example, I can buy the same PGM leather golf glove on AliExpress and save a bundle vs Lazada, especially if I buy 5/6 at a time.  Typically, they charge $1USD for postage and since it is a small item, Thailand does not process it through customs.

Open discussion / Re: Will HomePro cut PVC pipe
« on: Today at 05:05:50 PM »
Rex, I am not sure any of the big shops will cut it to the many specific lengths you require.  You'll have to ask.

The tool Windy suggested is really great for PVC up to about the 1/2" size, after that it becomes more difficult.  Even though it is a knife edge, effectively, it uses pressure to cut as you squeeze.  1" pipe will be a little more difficult and your pipe may not still round, round.  Or you have to start the cut and then twist the pipe, but you have to make sure the cut stays vertical.  (Done quite a bit of cutting PVC around the house.)

I now rely on a grinder with a diamond cutting blade to do the job, clean cuts, no barbs, etc.  You do need to make a scribe with a marker 360 degrees so you may a perfect cut.   (Even with the tool Windy suggests, you may not be able to always get a perfect vertical cut.)

Where to find . . . / NETFLIX - Thailand Today
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:33:58 AM »
My wife's son has just signed up for the one month free service.  The price after the first month is 400 baht a month.


He lives in a separate address on the east side of Khon Kaen and we live on the west side.  But he is sharing the logins.  We get two of them, one for his mother, my wife, and one for me.  So instead of spending 400 baht a month for NETFLIX we will be spending 200 baht a month, much better price.

Anyone can do it so if two, three, or four of you (if you can trust the other guy or guys) where one of you signs up, you can have a very cost effective NETFLIX subscription.

Cristofer77, I am using "".  They are great with many throughout the world that you can access.  If you use their 'stealth mode', most US networks allow you through as if you are in the US in the city you select.

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« on: April 16, 2018, 04:20:44 PM »
Stevve,don't know where BBC got their statistics but here is another set of numbers that don't quite match up to yours.

Full Road Accident Statistics for New Year 2016-2017 in Thailand

It is now that time of year when the Thai government publicize the daily accident reports from around Thailand. This year, the “Seven Dangerous Days of the New Year” is from 29th December 2016 to 4th January 2017. [/color][/size][/color]During the new year holiday last year, 380 people were killed in road accidents.
[/color] The three year average is 52 deaths and 474 injuries every day during the new year holiday. The leading causes of accidents every year is drunk driving and speeding. Most accidents involve motorcycles. It is difficult to get statistics for the whole year, but I am told that[/color][/size] this year so far (up to 29th December), there have been 9,517 deaths in Thailand due to road accidents[/size][/color].[/color][/size][/size]9,517 deaths vs your 24,000.  This equates to about 183 deaths per week (vs your statistics of about 461), quite a bit less than what happens during Songkran or the New Year's holidays of 29 December to 4 January.  Each of the "7 dangerous days" are identified as the worst, but who knows.[/size][/size]Note:  [/size]It should be noted that these statistics are not 100% accurate as some accidents do go unreported. However, in these days of social media reporting, which includes local media, it is more difficult to hide any reports of deaths. There was once a case a few years back when local media in Phuket disputed the numbers. They had reported the death of a migrant worker but it wasn’t reported in official statistics. Hopefully this year will be more accurate.[/size][/font]

Services for the home / Re: 3BB Fiber Promotion
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:42:32 PM »
Windy, not sure what your problem is.  We have our security cameras and the associated recording device tied into the internet.  Yes we use an app on both the computers as well as on the smart phone.  But it has NOT changed from VDSL to 3BB Fiber and it is the same when we use True internet access since we have both.

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« on: April 15, 2018, 03:36:09 PM »
Songkran road deaths rise to 248
Fifty-seven people were killed and 626 injured in 603 road accidents nationwide on Saturday, April 14, the fourth of the "seven dangerous days" during this year's Songkran Festival, raising the road toll between April 11-14 to 248 deaths and 2,557 injuries.
Dr Opas said there were 603 road accidents throughout the country on April 14, killing 57 people and injuring another 626. The biggest cause of the accidents - 43.62% - was drunk-driving, while another 25.70% were attributed to speeding. As usual, the majority of the accidents - 79.58% - involved motorcycles.   The accumulated number of accidents during April 11-14 was 2,449, causing 248 deaths and 2,557 injured.   In a separate press conference, Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), said that over the past four days police impounded 7,067 vehicles (5,019 motorcycles and 2048 cars) for violating the alcohol ban, seized a total of 16,588 driving licenses and took legal action against 82,598 drivers of motorcycles and 47,327 drivers of private vehicles and public transportation.

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« on: April 14, 2018, 01:39:10 PM »

The first three days of Songkran's “seven dangerous days’’ saw 188 deaths and 1,934 people hospitalised in 1,846 road accidents across the country. On Friday alone, the Songkran Day, there were 820 road accidents, claiming 86 lives and hospitalising 852 people,  Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak Limsangkat, commander of Special Branch Police 3, said on Saturday. This brought the accumulated death toll from April 11 to 13 to 188 in 1,846 accidents, which also injured 1,934 people. Drink-driving remained the major cause of the crashes (47.6%), followed by speeding (27.4%). Most of the accidents (78.9%), involved motorcycles, said Pol Maj Gen Ekkarak. 
[/color]At 2,029 checkpoints nationwide, 172,294 people faced legal action for traffic law violations. Of the total, 50,197 failed to wear crash helmets and 45,485 drove without licenses, said the Special Branch Police 3 commander.
[/color]Meanwhile, a total of 113,960 people were found to have violated the anti-drink driving measures over the past three days, with 2,991 vehicles impounded, National Council for Peace and Order and army spokeswoman Sirichan Ngathong said on Saturday.

Holidays & Festivals / Re: SONGKRAN
« on: April 13, 2018, 09:36:41 PM »
Songkran toll: 99 dead, 1,085 injured on roads

[/size]On Thursday, there were 579 accidents which killed 60 people and injured 624 others. Col Sirichan Ngathong, deputy spokesperson of the National Council for Peace and Order, said that on Wednesday and [/size]Thursday, police and soldiers prosecuted 38,546 traffic violators, seized 4,628 driving licences and impounded 940 motorcycles and 535 other vehicles from drunk drivers.[/size] [/size]

Open discussion / Re: Looking for supplier in Khon Kaen
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:39:04 PM »
Home Hub has it on display.

Deep Thoughts (Hehehe . . .) / Easter Day on April Fool's Day
« on: March 31, 2018, 07:08:37 AM »
I could not remember Easter falling on April Fool's Day ever.  So I check.  The last time was 1956 and the time before, 1945.  So in my lifetime, there have only been 3 days (so far.)  The last time, I was 12 years and so it made no difference and the time before I was 1!!!

The next occurrence will be 2029 and I'll be 85 years old!

Any other comments?

Open discussion / Re: Thai old age pension
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:30:33 PM »
For all Thais that could afford it, they should have been putting money into a special savings account at Krung Thai Bank.  The Thai Government is putting in that account matching funds up to a certain maximum each year and providing decent interest too.  This is the third or fourth year that this has been available.

Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Script refills
« on: March 14, 2018, 10:21:05 PM »
Jimmy, is that 240 baht for a 90day supply?

Also, that 8900 baht seems a little out of line unless you had some exotic test or they used the most advanced machine to do the analysis online immediately.  I have a complete blood work done at Srinagarind for about 2600 baht, and it is the same tests that my doctor back in the states ordered from the testing service there in the US.  Srinagarind even throws in a chest X-ray and a doctor's consultation for that price.  If you want the premium set of tests which adds a few more variables to check the price get closer to 4300 baht.  (On a previous thread I had attached their various sets of services as well as prices for those services.)

Prior to last year, I went to Ratchapruek and they seemed a little bit lost and it cost more.  The first time I had it cone here in Khon Kaen, went to the Ram and it was expensive with no additional benefits.

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