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Open discussion / Re: Cryptocurrancies
« on: January 13, 2018, 09:08:27 AM »
Blocker, tell us more about your ideas for mining.  And how do you propose to overcome the cost of electricity problem?  The technical is way over my head.  I am not even sure how the "mining" metaphor plays out technically.  However, apparently, so far as I understand, it does require a lot of processing power and electricity.  I am afraid that I am usually sucking hind teet on this stuff.  By the time I understand what is going on, the moment has long past.

Also a lot of heat from the equipment so more power needed for fans/air conditioning to keep things cool in this temperature here.

I am on a retirement extension and when doing extensions, I bring along my wife and copies of her ID card and the house blue book.

I had no problem getting online/internet banking with Bangkok Bank, I'm on a retirement extension.  ;)

Any idea what days Immigration will be closed next week, due for 90 day report on 24th.

Open discussion / Re: Savannakhet, Laos, Border Crossing
« on: October 06, 2017, 06:25:53 PM »
I have gone there a few times but not in the last 18 months. It is no where near the quality of a good casino, say in the US or Australia. Maybe about a dozen tables, the most popular playing a local game. Betting is in Baht, they have an ATM that excepts Thai card but pays out local currency at a bad rate and then you have to change the local currency to baht at cashier, again at a bad rate.

Visas, et al / Re: Should have I filed a new TM-30 after re-entry?
« on: September 11, 2017, 08:26:49 AM »

at my last extension renewal, the IO tore-up the 18-month-old TM30 from the police and substituted one of their own

I have never shown, or been asked for a TM30 when doing extensions.

Visas, et al / Re: Should have I filed a new TM-30 after re-entry?
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:38:32 AM »
My wife did a TM30 for me 6 years ago at our local police station, when I first got here.
I have been out of the country numerous times since then and taken holidays in Thailand and not done another TM30 and I have had no problems when doing extensions or 90 day reports and I have never had anyone mention a thing about it.

Open discussion / Re: Dash Cams for Insurance Discounts
« on: August 22, 2017, 12:11:50 PM »
I have a Bangkok Post article I saved from March and it also doesn't mention anything about being for new cars only.

In the article it says:
"Any insurer failing to comply with the order will face a fine up to 300,000 baht, he said, adding motorists could report them through the OIC's (Office of Insurance Commission) 1186 call centre."

Might be worth calling the number to check.

Visas, et al / Re: Renewal of Retirement extension / 90 day Report
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:41:56 PM »
You can pay 1,900 baht and get a re-entry permit and that way keep your retirement extension, however if your just doing a 1 day out and back border run so you don't have to do a 90 day report (which is free) seems strange   ???

Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Eye exam and R/x only wanted
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:09:01 PM »

BTW, I have had multiple good experience with eyebuy direct.  Replaced a broken frame no-charge,  no-questions-asked.

Buying glasses online probably sounds scary if you have never done it--and certainly there are advantages and disadvantages--but pretty soon everything, even heart surgery, will be online!

How much did they charge you for their DHL delivery?

I was also looking at their "Transitions Adaptive" lenses at $99 extra, do you know if this is any cheaper than buying here?

Visas, et al / Re: Updated Immigration Website!
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:57:53 AM »
If you go to "Online Services" it appears you can do your 90 day thing online again. You have to scroll to the bottom of the page and accept the terms and conditions before all the functionality becomes available.

Dave G

My 90 days is due in a couple of days, so thought I would give it a go, however online you need to do it at least 7 days prior.

I would be interested to hear the results if anyone tries it.  smiley32

What to do around KKC & Isaan? / Re: Khon Kaen Zoo and Waterpark
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:02:13 PM »
Best to check before you go.
There is a chance most of the good stuff is away on holiday while they renovate the place.

Are they renovating now?

What to do around KKC & Isaan? / Khon Kaen Zoo and Waterpark
« on: July 24, 2017, 04:01:01 PM »
Has anyone been to the Khon Kaen Zoo and Waterpark recently?

I went about 4 years ago and it was pretty disappointing, very few animals and one water slide that was not working.  :-\

I have just been looking at it online again and it seems that it has been vastly improved, the water park wasn't there when I last went there and seems ok from the pics, and  it seems like they have more animals.

Thinking about a family trip this weekend.   8)

Where to find . . . / Re: Steak resturant
« on: July 24, 2017, 03:50:41 PM »
I am told the Pullman is better than the Box Wood Stek & Beer
Thanks, I had never heard of the Box Wood Stek & Beer before, but looking at it online, it seems to have good reviews.

Has anyone eaten there? What was your opinion?  :P

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