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by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thai Deputy PM's bling attracts unwanted attention
Replies: 0
Views: 72

Thai Deputy PM's bling attracts unwanted attention

24312563_1572620166149036_7911465772643451646_n.jpg THAILAND’s Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has found himself the centre of public attention after flashing a luxurious watch and an extravagant diamond ring during a group photo session in front of the Thailand’s parliamentary build...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin

Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin has opened its doors on Thailand’s idyllic Gulf coast, becoming the first Holiday Inn water park resort in Asia. The 300 rooms and suites at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin range from 39 to 128 square metres in size and include a series of inter-connecting rooms and KidSu...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter
Replies: 15
Views: 570

Re: Driver's licence health rules to become stricter

Tougher driving tests, medical check eyed in road safety push The Department of Land Transport is set to adopt more stringent standards for driving tests to improve road safety. Among the new procedures expected to be implemented next year is a full electronic testing system, said Kamol Buranaphong...
by buksida
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand
Replies: 50
Views: 8258

Re: Bringing Electronic cigarette to Thailand

Two nabbed on e-cigarette charges Two suspects were arrested for allegedly selling online electronic cigarettes via Facebook in Khlong Luang district yesterday. Police identified the pair as Sivanut Poonpol, 25, and his girlfriend, Natthanicha Duangthong, 23. They were apprehended in a parking lot ...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai passport offices in Bangkok to open Saturdays
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Thai passport offices in Bangkok to open Saturdays

The Department of Consular Affairs says it is offering passport application and endorsement services on four Saturdays at its three temporary offices in Bangkok “as a gift to Thai public for the upcoming New Year”. These services will be available on December 16 and 23, 2017 and January 6 and 13, 20...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 163
Views: 10716

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I think I'm a bit of a combo of two of them, nice post.

Bitcoin had its party last week - time for Ethereum and Litecoin to get some love this week:
http://www.newsbtc.com/2017/12/12/big-b ... -litecoin/
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??

At least their tech team were quick to find and eliminate it ...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Website of Bangkokpost hacked??

hacked.jpg Looks like it. Don't open it without AV protection else you'll get infected with JS-Miner, it is designed to mine crypto currency from your CPU in the background. These hackers were pretty stupid though to announce what they've done rather than leave it running in the background. :roll:
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's E-payment players ready to rumble
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Thailand's E-payment players ready to rumble

Intense competition in payment services will propel e-payment use in the coming year as banks and fintech firms seek to lure customers with innovative digital services. Thailand has adopted a single standard QR (quick response) code for financial transactions, and e-wallet service providers are pois...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand tops global road death ranking
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Thailand tops global road death ranking

Thailand now tops the rankings as the country with the highest death rate in road accidents, according to one global survey. Despite government attempts to reduce the number of casualties, a seminar on road safety was told on Monday that Thailand now tops the road death list on the World Atlas websi...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 124
Views: 12198

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I have two separate Paypal accounts, one for TH, one for UK - they both work fine with their respective banks. The only problem is their fees, but you get that with banks too.

Anyway lets get :offtopic:
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Instant Messaging
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Instant Messaging

The problem I see with IM apps is that there is no standard, each person and even country has its own preference - in Thailand it is Line and in the UK everyone is Apple mad. The two will not talk to each other which means that there is no cross compatibility and you have to use a bunch of different...
by buksida
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 124
Views: 12198

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

You should always try to use something like Paypal for online payments and refunds - much faster and safer than messing around with personal info and bank accounts.

Or there is Bitcoin :idea:
by buksida
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 163
Views: 10716

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

The first US regulated exchange offers Bitcoin futures contracts - and their site goes down due to demand:
http://www.newsbtc.com/2017/12/11/chica ... d-bitcoin/
by buksida
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 124
Views: 12198

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

Thailand has virtually given up on traditional methods of online business such as websites and email - it is all done on farcebook and Line indicating to me at least that they are only interested in domestic trade. You can even book hotels using Line now ... well Thais can anyway.