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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: 61

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: 10712

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: 225

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: 225

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: 98

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: 289

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: 12194

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: 5
Views: 267

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: 12194

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: 10712

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: 12194

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.
by buksida
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Thai travelling to Thailand on UK passport

Thais arriving in Thailand on non-Thai passports will get a visa stamp and be subject to the same rules as foreigners (pretty much what BB said above).

(Edit: I altered the thread title to make the discussion clearer.)
by buksida
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kasikorn Debit Card
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Kasikorn Debit Card

Not sure where you read that lomu but its utter bullshit. I spent six months in England living off a Kasikorn 6 digit ATM card pulling funds from Thailand, worked in all UK machines but exchange rates varied a bit so you have to choose your bank wisely.
by buksida
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 163
Views: 10712

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

7 years ago Bitcoin was worthless. Today it is a different story so you need to keep up with the times there Steve.
by buksida
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 588
Views: 71213

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

Three killed, three injured in pickup-motorcycle crash in Prachin Buri Three people were killed and three others severely injured as a speeding pickup truck crashed into a motorcycle with three pillion riders before then hitting eight vehicles housed in a roadside tent for a used-car dealership in ...