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by Vital Spark
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 338
Views: 38484

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

I'm not an expert in herpetology, but zooming in on your photo, and consulting my snake 'bible', I'm 99% sure it's a rat snake. What a lovely, harmless, handsome creature he is.

VS

Edit: Norseman beat me to it.
by Vital Spark
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 161
Views: 10563

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Aha! That explains the craziness that happened with BTC early this morning - it shot up dramatically to 7888 USD. Nice to see my altcoins moving up - they've been sleeping for a while.

VS
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders
Replies: 102
Views: 8189

Re: Smoking ban on Hua Hin and Thai beaches, jail time for offenders

This is what I think about the recent rubbish - Original first verse by Jenny Joseph, and my take... WARNING When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we've no mo...
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thailand Calendar
Replies: 55
Views: 17378

Re: Thailand Calendar

^^Loved that reply, Buksi. :cheers:
by Vital Spark
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 161
Views: 10563

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

That's a very good point, Pleng. My nephews are between 20-30 years old. The youngest one is extremely careful with his money, and the eldest has a sensible head. The three in the middle could get carried away. I may do a rethink on that idea. Just read a report about the Bitcoin hard fork that I co...
by Vital Spark
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai yodeling...
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Thai yodeling...

We have parties going on all around us tonight - thankfully not close enough to be a nuisance - and it sounds like everyone is having a good time. Can anyone tell me the significance of the strange yodeling that Thais do? I can just hear a crooner, possibly singing a folk song, and then some random ...
by Vital Spark
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 161
Views: 10563

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

I have five nephews in the UK and don't normally bother with Christmas presents for them. This year I'm going to tell them to get a wallet for cryptos and I'll send them a little something to start them off. If they can't work out how to open an account, then they'll obviously get nothing. Cruel, bu...
by Vital Spark
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Gas bottle dispute
Replies: 10
Views: 784

Re: Gas bottle dispute

We had the same problem when we moved from our rural house 20km from Hua Hin to Nakhon Pathom. No problems there with rather tired looking bottles, but when we brought one up here no-one would take it. We had to buy a newer one and the old one is sitting behind our house. A useless piece of metal. I...
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 161
Views: 10563

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

Too right it's complicated. I've been reading up on what might happen to Bitcoin and other currencies after the split, and I'm really no wiser as half of the stuff I read I don't understand. There are a lot of articles on the net, and it's difficult to sort out the chaff from the wheat. Some are spo...
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread
Replies: 161
Views: 10563

Re: Bitcoin mining and cryptocurrency thread

buksida wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:59 pm
Even the Bangkok Post loves a bit of Bitcoin:
So do I. :D

I'm holding on and we'll see what happens on November 13th, when the hard fork takes place. I'll have my fingers poised for a quick sell if it all goes downwards.

VS
by Vital Spark
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Buying Paint
Replies: 44
Views: 1771

Re: Buying Paint

Go for it, BB! I painted the interior of our rented house a couple of years ago, and was thrilled when I could pick exactly the shade of colour I wanted for the walls. I needed a bit more, as I'd miscalculated the amount and went back to Home-Pro for another pot. They had a book with my previous ord...
by Vital Spark
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Keeping small outdoor fish bowl clean
Replies: 11
Views: 549

Re: Keeping small outdoor fish bowl clean

I have a largish ceramic bowl outside my house with a nice lily in it and lots of little fish. The water is crystal clear - apart from when I pull out some of the weedy stuff at the bottom and stir up a bit of dirt (just to give the fish more room to swim). I never feed the fish as they seem to get ...
by Vital Spark
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Some Thais' perception of foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: Some Thais' perception of foreigners

Unfortunately, by the time they get to university it's usually too late and there isn't much you can do to realistically help a fair % of them... Totally agree. I can lead the horses/students to water, but... I interview students just before they leave university for the real world and I'm always a...
by Vital Spark
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Homes for old age people in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 8022

Re: Homes for old age people in Thailand

In answer to your question, Bamboo Grove, as far as Thai people are concerned who can't afford private care there is a big difference. We live next to a government Old Folks' Home. I only see the residents when I'm mowing the garden, and some of them come out from their rooms to watch. Some of them ...
by Vital Spark
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Some Thais' perception of foreigners
Replies: 20
Views: 1508

Re: Some Thais' perception of foreigners

I for one do not want the world to be 'just a great big melting pot' despite what some pretty ancient songwriters thought was cool. Agree totally, that would take the fun out of travelling. You've got to admit, though, this was a totally cool, totally non-politically correct song. But I like it: [u...