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Services for the home / Re: 3BB Fiber Promotion
« on: March 17, 2018, 08:47:01 AM »
Is 5G really worth it? Especially if you live in a two story house. Or if you live in a house with many rooms and walls.

The 2.4 GHz band is a pretty crowded place, because it’s used by more than just Wi-Fi. Old cordless phones, garage door openers, baby monitors, and other devices tend to use the 2.4 GHz band. The longer waves used by the 2.4 GHz band are better suited to longer ranges and transmission through walls and solid objects. So it’s arguably better if you need better range on your devices or you have a lot of walls or other objects in the areas where you need coverage. However, because so many devices use the 2.4 GHz band, the resulting congestion can cause dropped connections and slower-than-expected speeds.

[/color]What Are Mesh Wi-Fi Systems, and How Do They Work?[/size]The 5 GHz band is much less congested, which means you will likely get more stable connections. You’ll also see higher speeds. On the other hand, the shorter waves used by the 5 GHz band makes it less able to penetrate walls and solid objects. It’s also got a shorter effective range than the 2.4 GHz band.  Of course, you may also be able to mitigate that shorter range through the use of range extenders or mesh Wi-Fi systems, but that will mean a bigger investment.[/size]

Open discussion / Rubbish Drop Off
« on: March 13, 2018, 08:34:19 AM »
Does anyone know if there is an area, or town dump in Khon Kaen where I can bring a load of trash to drop off?  Our normal trash pickup is on Mondays,
which they never seem to show up for and Thursdays.
 Sometimes I have more than I want to leave out in the street or I want to drop it off before leaving town.

 Anyway, is there such a place?

 If yes, please tell me where.

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: ANY SWEDE LOVERS OUT THERE?
« on: March 08, 2018, 06:09:26 PM »
Absolutely nothing. Just like I thought Elvis had nothing to do with turnips.  I was wrong.   
 I will go stand in the corner now! :-\

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: ANY SWEDE LOVERS OUT THERE?
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:10:09 PM »

Read again.
"[font=]my blue swede shoes"![/font]

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, got it!   Having a slow day...................

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: ANY SWEDE LOVERS OUT THERE?
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:55:22 AM »
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".

Visas, et al / Re: 90 Day Report
« on: March 08, 2018, 07:52:28 AM »
That is one fine looking lady.  I always thought her nails gave her character.

Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« on: March 06, 2018, 09:02:57 AM »
That is one thing that you have to watch out for before leaving the hospital. They fully understand presenting a bill in English. But, for insurance purposes. The diagnosis, must also be in English. But, they often leave that out. I always have to go back to billing and get them to include the Doctors diagnosis and remarks. Basically, what the hell did I come in here for?  Dah!

 Can't seem to get that to sink in sometimes.

Doctors, Clinics, Hospitals / Re: Rachapreuk Hospital
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:26:05 PM »
Spent four days in BKK hospital Khon Kaen this past week due to complications with asthma. Received excellent treatment, but the cost for four days was 59,000 baht.  "Ouch"

Yeah, "Ouch" indeed!  What was the itemization, Kowpot?   What exactly did they do to/for you?  I heard the rooms are B5K-B10K per day, so on the high end, your four days might have been B40K just for the room!  Personally, for that money, I would rather stay at the Pullman.   Here is a fancy-schmancy on at BKK Hosp Pattaya

Where to find . . . / Re: Dry Ice
« on: March 05, 2018, 03:08:59 PM »
Same principle here. Swans Ice Cream trucks that may be known to our American audience are plugged in at night. The ice cream and all the other frozen food stays rock solid for at least 2 days. Even in the hot Texas sun. There is no other means of  refrigeration on these trucks. 

Food, Dining, Restaurants / Re: ANY SWEDE LOVERS OUT THERE?
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:14:16 PM »
If you are talking about yellow turnips or rutabagas as I know them. Then yes I do indeed love them. 

If you watch the video presented last week by the British Embassy for foreigners. It shows it to be less difficult than described here. It basically shows that if you are just renewing  your license, it is a breeze.

A CFL that is not specifically designed for dimming should not be used on a dimmer. ... The majority of CFL bulbs sold today are not dimmable. A CFL bulb that cannot be used on a dimmer will have the statement “not for use with dimmers” or “do not use with dimmers” marked directly on the bulb.

Even those that claim they are dimmable, should only be dimmed to no less than 65%.  How you tell that, I don't know.  Dimmable CFL's do not last as long as a non dimmable bulb.

Open discussion / Re: SSA Website (US Ex-pats)
« on: February 27, 2018, 12:19:19 PM »
Keep in mind. SSA is off line during certain hours.

Open discussion / Re: Air Pollution in Khon Kaen
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:50:37 AM »
AQI chart.

Open discussion / Re: Air Pollution in Khon Kaen
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:34:11 AM »
The reports state that the air in Bangkok is getting better. I don't know what to believe.
But the fact is, the air in Northern and Northeast Thailand has gotten worst.

As of 7 am this morning this is the reading .....Not good..
Even if you are considered healthy. This can have adverse affects on you and your family.  Don't forget your pets. They suffer just as well.

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