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Sun 18 Mar 2018, 10:46 am


More Wi-Fi hotspots for Phuket as plan to tag tourists mulled

Phuket will increase the number of hotspots for free Wi-Fi Internet connection to 1,000 around the island as part of its ambition to turn the island into a “smart city”, the digital economy minister said.

The province may also develop an electronic wristband system for foreign tourists so their identity and location would be known in case of untoward incidents, said Digital Economy and Society Minister Pichet Durongkaveroj.

During the briefing, Thawornwat said the implementation had progressed greatly to achieve the measures of a smart economy, including tourism, health, education, safety and the environment in accordance with the government’s Thailand 4.0 policy. After the briefing, Pichet said smart-city developments included the installation of 1,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots, up from the current 200 hotspots. He said the province also has planned to develop the uses of wristbands to track tourists and to use Big Data to analyse information about tourists’ habits. He said the Phuket command centre would also link to all CCTVs on the island to work with face-recognition software to guard against crimes as well as to collect the data of tourists who use public boat services. This would be done for the sake of their safety. Pichet said the government would provide financial support to the Phuket Smart City project but the province must ensure that each project would be worth the investment. He said some work could be carried out with cooperation from private firms instead of sole investment by the government.

Open discussion / Re: Cost of Phone, TV and Internet
« on: March 18, 2018, 07:30:51 AM »
Sun 18 Mar 2018, 7:18 am

Out AIS fiber with "PlayBox" is not unreasonably priced,  B2,200/mo. I think that breaks down to B900 for the Playbox service and an extra B200 (?) for a second box.  The quality of the streaming is not perfect, but OK. Would be better connected to the LAN rather than WiFi. It is better upstairs closer to the WiFi extender and router.

The problem is that I there is almost nothing I care to watch on the PlayBox channels: Fox Nooze, occasionally SkyNews and CNN.  In the past 5-6 months, I can only think of one or two occasions where I have found a teevee show or movie that I wanted to watch.  Still, I waste time skimming through the channels trying to find something.  There are other ways to get Fox Nooze, so the service is not providing me with much value.  I spend most of my time on Youtube which has become a real source of quality programming, way beyond the days of cute cat videos. Really amazing.  I also watch TED talks, and classes on Udemy.  There is great stuff on teevee these days, but I would have to subscribe to several streaming services to get everything I am interested in.  So, I just download the teevee and movies I am really interested in onto a flash drive  and play it on the AIS box.

Bottom line, AIS PlayBox has a LOT of channels (good ones like several HBO, Cinemax, Warner, and a lot more, most available in English and Thai, lots of stuff for kids, National Geo, etc. But that is only meaningful if you actually use it. Probably a great deal for the right people.

I think we will cancel at the end of the contract and look for a more suitable alternative.

News and Announcements / Thanks for the birthday wishes!
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:25:28 PM »

Thank you for your kind thoughts and birthday wishes!



Cinema (Movies) / Hurricane Heist
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:07:01 AM »
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 11:04 am



Tomb Raider

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Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: March 14, 2018, 06:37:16 AM »
How come you go to Maha Sarahkham?  I guess you must live in that district?

Open discussion / Re: Rubbish Drop Off
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:11:09 PM »
Good question!

What do peeps do with big stuff like old mattresses?  I wouldn't have a clue!

Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Script refills
« on: March 13, 2018, 11:33:24 AM »
So I have been using a khon kaen pharmacy to refill my scripts, today I went like normal but now no have and can not order.  So off to ram I go, script in hand.  I check in they tell me to sit.  I see my paper go off to internal medicine, come back to me, then off to pay and then get my scripts, never saw a doctor, 790 baht all in.  Figured since I was there I would ask about all the blood tests I usually get once a year for all rhe ails me.  Deer in the head light look.  So I depart with what I needed, from a doc who never looked at me but charged me anyways.  TIT I guess, I will call over to ram or bkk next week and see what I can set up.

Jimmy, how did B790 compare to the price you were paying at the local pharmacy?

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: March 12, 2018, 11:42:35 AM »
The cute young lady who sits in the middle is now no longer allowed to paint her finger nails.
She used to take a lot of time over them but now they are plain.
More stupid rules.

She's a rude bitch. I got her once and she started talking to a uni student about me, as if I weren't there, about a cut I had when shaving. Her language was rude and offensive. If she hadn't been an imm. officer, I'd have told her.

I have been told that Imm, et al monitor falang websites such as ours.  In the first place, I doubt that this woman appreciates being called an insulting name in contempt.  In the second place, as we seem to have a difference of opinion (The OP things she is a "little gem"), it is entirely possible that it is something YOU are doing to elicit her behavior, rather than some innate character trait of hers.

We welcome and encourage accurate and honest reports about members experience with gov agencies as well as commercial concerns.  However, please stick to the facts and lose the name calling as you never can tell whose unwanted attention you might be attracting.

Thanks, lah!

Open discussion / Re: Scott ???
« on: March 11, 2018, 05:02:11 PM »
Thanks, guys!  I spoke to him this morning.

Open discussion / Scott ???
« on: March 10, 2018, 07:26:49 PM »
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 7:24 pm

Is anyone in touch with Scott? He sent me a couple of e-mail, but I don't think he got my replies or text msg.  Don't know if the mobile I have for him is still correct.

Anywho, if anyone is in touch, please tell Scott that I tried to get back to him, and to check his spam or whatever.

Tks, lah!

Fri 9 Mar 2018, 9:50 am

Rabies warning nationwide as infection rates ‘much worse’ than before

March 09, 2018 01:00 By THE NATION

THE RABIES situation is still considered severe,
as 37 provinces have reported cases since the New Year, resulting in three human deaths.

As of yesterday, the situation in Thailand as reported by showed that at least 345 cases of animal infections had been confirmed this year, while Roi Et was found to have the highest number of confirmed cases, as there were already 69 reported.

According to the rabies infection database, the Northeastern region was still a hotspot for infections, as every province in the lower part of the region had confirmed rabies cases. Three provinces – Roi Et (69 cases), Surin (36) and Yasothon (22) – were the top three provinces for infections in the country.

The situation was also severe in other regions as well. In the South, Songkhla had 17 confirmed rabies cases, the fourth-highest confirmed number of cases. There has also been one death from rabies in Songkhla.

Nakhon Si Thammarat and Trang in the South also are concerned about the situation, with one confirmed case of a human being infected with the virus in Trang. In the North, Chiang Rai had the highest number of cases in the region, with 10 confirmed. Almost every province in the East also showed animal infections. In that region, Chon Buri had the most cases with 14 cases reported. Only Sa Kaew and Trat were still rabies-free in the region. Bangkok was also found to have five confirmed cases of animal infections.

It was found that 91.3 per cent of infected animals were dogs and 2.03 per cent were cats. Also, 60.25 per cent of infected animals had owners and only 32.61 per cent were strays. The majority of the infected animals did not have vaccination records or only had vague records.Surge in cases The Livestock Development Department has urged pet owners to vaccinate their pets, while the department has already dispatched teams to vaccinate |dogs and cats in the provinces that were deemed especially at risk. According to statistics, the infection rate this year is much worse than in the previous years, as there have been 178 cases of rabies reported in February compared to only 79 cases in February 2017, 47 cases in February 2016 and 40 cases in February 2015.

Livestock Development Department director-general Apai Suttisunk said that even though there had been a rapid spread of the disease in many provinces, there were 22 provinces that still had not seen reports of infections for three years. Apai said the department was working with the Livestock Development Offices in those provinces to maintain their rabies-free status in line with the criteria of the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Stuff For Sale / Re: Canon eos M10 near new - Reduced to B8,000 !!!
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:07:44 PM »
REDUCED from B9,000 to B8,500 to B8,000

FREE SanDisk Ultra 16 GB SD Card

FREE shoulder bag

Cinema (Movies) / Tomb Raider 2018, The Shape of Water (returning)
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:17:20 PM »
Thu 8 Mar 2018, 6:12 pm


Returning from last month:



RED SPARROW (Save your bahtski! Don't fail to miss it!)

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: ANY SWEDE LOVERS OUT THERE?
« on: March 08, 2018, 05:13:00 PM »

OK Rex,
You got me. What does Elvis singing Blue Suede shoes have to do with turnips?

That's kind of saying " Do you walk to work or carry your lunch".

OK Kowpotski.  You got me!  What does waling to work or carrying one's lunch have to do with turnips?  Unless, of course, you are having turnips for lunch or something.

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