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by Gregjam
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: All car passengers now required to buckle up
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: All car passengers now required to buckle up

Another law to add to the plethora of existing laws, the enforcement of which is appaling at best. No doubt enforcement/extortion checks will abound as the end of the month approaches.
by Gregjam
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just say Hello...
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Just say Hello...

The forum has its moments, quiet for a few days then livens up. Ask a question and you usually get an answer. Most people are okay but you may get the odd sarcastic troll but it is better than some other forums. Enjoy.
by Gregjam
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station
Replies: 76
Views: 5726

Re: Road Closure Soi 88 Railway Crossing to Station

I thank that three assumptions are being made here that the chances of more than one of them applying to the majority of Thai drivers is very slim. 1) that they can read Thai 2) that they know what the sign means 3) that they even looked at the sign in the first place The list could no doubt be adde...
by Gregjam
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Arthritis Hand Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Arthritis Hand Tools

It loaded okay on my ipad so not sure but if you go to aliexpress.com and search using arthritis tool it is amongst the items on the first page of the results.
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Arthritis Hand Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Arthritis Hand Tools

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Perfect-All-Open-Perfect-Opener-Arthritis-Jar-Bottle-Opener-8-in-1-Home-Kitchen-Tool-Sets/32706879369.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.104.k9Qa7q&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10065_10068_433_434_10136_10137_10138_10060_10062_10141_10056_10140_126_10055_10054_1005...
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Arthritis Hand Tools
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Arthritis Hand Tools

My first thought was an oil filter removal tool but if you look on Lazada using the search "jar opener" in the kitchen section they have some items that may be suitable working similarly to the middle of the items in the photos.
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: Flashing headlights

Perhaps I need to clarify that the nephew mentioned in my earlier comment is Thai. In the UK while the highway code may say otherwise the generally accepted practice is that a short flash or two means go ahead and turn across my path. A series of multiple flashes or a long continuous shining of full...
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: Flashing headlights

Recently while driving towards Cha am on Petkasem with my nephew in the passenger seat he was telling me to flash ny headlights at vehicles waiting at the U turns. His view is that unless you flash they are likely to assume you are trvelling slow enough to allow time for them to pull out in front of...
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: Flashing headlights

I am pretty sure that in the UK Highway Code the only meaning of flashing headlights is to indicate one's presence. It usually indicates that another driver is either letting you across or telling you to stop hogging the right hand lane as undertaking is illegal in the UK (not so in many other count...
by Gregjam
Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread
Replies: 142
Views: 13280

Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Try installing a free app like Strava that will really enable tou to be obsessional about your exercise. In the settings somewhere I think that there is an option to keep the screen lit while in use but it will drain the battery faster.
by Gregjam
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Bangkok Post - where to buy not in central HH
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Bangkok Post - where to buy not in central HH

Perhaps its my age but despite having a kindle and kindle fire for magazines I still prefer to read a real book or newspaper. For me breakfast is at or before seven in the morning and that means at home because nine seems to be the earliest that any place offering a proper English breakfast opens. I...
by Gregjam
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 49
Views: 2660

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Big Boy, have you tried Alibaba as I thought they complemented Aliexpress offering larger quantities. I have used alibaba to source items for a ship but that was for supply in China and my procurement dept is Chinese so language was not a problem. I suspect you have but thought I would mention it. G...
by Gregjam
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Bangkok Post - where to buy not in central HH
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Bangkok Post - where to buy not in central HH

As much as possible I avoid central HH if possible but have only seen the Bangkok Post on sale at various shops near the market or at MV. I have managed not to go to Blueport yet but suspect it is available there too. Where can you get a copy outside of these areas. I am particularly interested in a...
by Gregjam
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 49
Views: 2660

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Good to see I am not alone in reacting to the China = cheap and nasty comment. Too many people conveniently forget where the iphone in their pocket came from and too many companies touting high price goods don't mention that they source most if not all of the product from China. For sure China does ...
by Gregjam
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Circular Runways
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Circular Runways

Interesting concept. I did not see any mention of the safety zone required around the runway. If something goes wrong During landing would think that a plane would go outside of the runway due to centripetal force. Using present straight runways the plane stands a chance of staying on or near the ru...