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by STEVE G
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 129
Views: 6904

Re: Electric Cars

oakdale160 wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Another thought EVs are very quiet, not much appeal in that for Thai people.
An answer to that exists already, sound generators:
https://www.sound-booster.com/en/sets/e ... hicle.html
by STEVE G
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 742

Re: Hua Hin Kite Festival, March 23-25 2018

I've been in there for the Elephant Polo World Cup. An OK venue, but Mrs BB still shudders at the price she was charged for 2 hot dogs for my granddaughters - 800 Baht. All that catering for the Elephant Polo was from five star hotels and the like, I can't imagine they would do that for a Kite Fest...
by STEVE G
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand
Replies: 117
Views: 17822

Re: Chinese tourists (and their habits) surge into Thailand

With the influx of passengers, he advised outbound travellers to arrive at least three hours before normal time, while domestic flight passengers wound need at least two hours or else they could miss flights.
Get a small flag on a stick and all the Chinese will be behind you!
by STEVE G
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 272
Views: 17141

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

PET wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:59 pm
Gosh if it had been that simple I would have given it a go.
Apparently, if you can do that something like 3,000,000,000,000,000 times, you get a Bitcoin!
by STEVE G
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 272
Views: 17141

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

I think understanding Ethereum will have to wait until tomorrow! Incidentally, I came across this website where someone solves the Bitcoin equation with paper and pencil! ( Just for the hell of it obviously. ) http://www.righto.com/2014/09/mining-bitcoin-with-pencil-and-paper.html http://static.righ...
by STEVE G
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 272
Views: 17141

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

OK, I've got a bit further now. As you say, it's part of the same equation but it seems that it has been made artificially difficult to increase the amount of computational power required to verify transactions: " Proof of work adds artificial computational difficulty to the ledger. The common proto...
by STEVE G
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 272
Views: 17141

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

You need to understand some high level mathematics to understand how it works. Most people don't. Most people didn't understand how the internet worked either when that was in its infancy. More on the math here (its way over my head too, so don't worry): https://www.coindesk.com/math-behind-bitcoin...
by STEVE G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Smoking ex-pats
Replies: 79
Views: 2675

Re: Smoking ex-pats

One thing I've noticed is that some users of these electronic vape things can produce huge amounts of smoke. Now I've spent many years of my life in pubs, when they were full of smoke and it never bothered me but the last time I was back on the UK, I saw one person completely fill a large pub with s...
by STEVE G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 272
Views: 17141

Re: The Bitcoin and cryptocurrency thread

This should give you a bit more insight, happy reading! https://www.bitcoinmining.com/ So after reading that and links from it, the answer seems to be that there is no value to the computing work required to mine Bitcoin, the code is open source and consists of basically generating random numbers t...
by STEVE G
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House or Condo rental prices long term HH?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: House or Condo rental prices long term HH?

If you're looking for cheaper rental property, don't confine your search to the internet. Many older Thais don't use it and some of the better deals around will be advertised by word of mouth or hand written signs on walls. Stay in a hotel for a month and ask around, there are still some quite reaso...
by STEVE G
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New Ford Ranger Raptor
Replies: 26
Views: 1012

Re: New Ford Ranger Raptor

Nereus wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:05 pm
Coil springs have been around since 1906!
I never wrote that they were'nt! But they are not used on pick up trucks in Thailand!
That's because you wouldn't be able to overload them as much with coil springs.
by STEVE G
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: NHS treatment back in the UK if resident in HH?
Replies: 27
Views: 1040

Re: NHS treatment back in the UK if resident in HH?

You are entitled to free NHS treatment in the UK from day 1 if you are returning for permanent residence. You will also get free treatment in the event of an emergency if not returning for permanent residence. I've just been reading up on this, ( You never know such information might be required. )...
by STEVE G
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New Ford Ranger Raptor
Replies: 26
Views: 1012

Re: New Ford Ranger Raptor

I know that you are happy with your Ranger, but there is no way ANY vehicle with agricultural rear leaf springs can be classed as "comfortable". It is just not possible with a suspension that is built on 100 year old technology. Coil springs have been around since 1906! https://www.collectioncar.co...
by STEVE G
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New Ford Ranger Raptor
Replies: 26
Views: 1012

Re: New Ford Ranger Raptor

I must admit, I've not tried the new Toyota pick up. I don't think there's much difference in the make of pick up, I've tried most of them and they feel pretty similar, it's the weight and size of them that gets rid of the potholes. I imagine that Raptor might be better for 1.5 million baht but it ...
by STEVE G
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New Ford Ranger Raptor
Replies: 26
Views: 1012

Re: New Ford Ranger Raptor

....my current Ford Ranger is the most comfortable vehicle I've ever driven. I've had a few hired cars in Thailand, nothing has compared. For driving in Thailand, these large heavy vehicles with high volume tires are a good ride on the potholed roads. We've got a four wheel drive Toyota pick up and...