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by J.J.B.
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?

I read that there are only 4 companies. GiffGaff piggybacks into the O2 network that provides the technical service--I dont know whether this makes any difference. I tend to judge companies by the quality of Customer service if you have a problem. There are possibly fewer than four physical network...
by J.J.B.
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Getting into Central Bangkok from Swampy

Quite a few years ago, I used a high speed train service to and from Phaya Thai to Swampy (no stops) but a friend told me recently that this service doesn't run any more. However, there is a slower train that does the route and I can pick up the BTS from Phaya Thai as before. Does anyone know if th...
by J.J.B.
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Pre paid SIM cards in the UK?

oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:06 am
I leave on Sunday so that is not an option--Do they sell this card at airports??
No, you have to register online and they post it to you.
by J.J.B.
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand
Replies: 56
Views: 2245

Re: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand

The gastrointestinal tract is effectively an external-facing tube running down our body from our mouth to our anus. Anything that wants to get from this outside tube to inside our bodies needs to be digested, with strong stomach acids and enzymes, broken down into small molecules and then transporte...
by J.J.B.
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand
Replies: 56
Views: 2245

Re: How not to get sick on holiday in Thailand

Caller said: I have never had an issue with a burger here - whether from a western chain, a Thai chain, local chains, ordered in local restaurants or bought frozen. You say you don't trust them, but have you experienced problems? I certainly have had problems with burgers in the past and many other...
by J.J.B.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 2051

Re: Hua Hin airport due for upgrade

There’s no reason why aircraft would need to fly over the Palace. Noise abatement procedures could include circuits (patterns) that put all arriving and holding traffic to the north of the runway, which is a decent distance from the Palace.
by J.J.B.
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Alternative DNS for faster internet
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Re: Alternative DNS for faster internet

I’ve always directed my devices to Google’s 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
by J.J.B.
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Email Preference 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Email Preference 2018

I switched to Microsoft Exchange through Office 365 with my own domain after a few bad experiences with other webmail/IMAP suppliers. It’s around $3 per month and is worth every cent for stability, security, spam protection and uptime.
by J.J.B.
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Electric Cars
Replies: 301
Views: 18335

Re: Electric Cars

The current of a UK supply us determined by the rating of your distribution board, the device that takes the mains supply and distributes it around the house. Ours is rated at 120 Amps. So 120x240 = 28.8 kW. If I were charging a 90kWh Tesla, for example, theoretically I could do that in just over 3 ...
by J.J.B.
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1845

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

It’s worth looking at the cost breakdown for Chavalit as they may have included any number of the one-off payments to the Land Office and others that are required when buying a house.
by J.J.B.
Sun May 13, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.
Replies: 178
Views: 26935

Re: Locations that serve a "good" Amercian / English breakfast.

Went to The Simbo today for breakfast at 09.30 and it was shuttered-up. Perhaps not open on a Sunday morning.
by J.J.B.
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Banking in HH
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Banking in HH

Interesting indeed! I’ll have to try that and see if it works for me too.
by J.J.B.
Wed May 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Banking in HH
Replies: 14
Views: 1328

Re: Banking in HH

Many thanks HH! :) I'll look into it a bit more. I have had a couple of issues where a DC wasn't accepted. The Visa Debit card I have with Kasikorn Bank (just had to get a new one issued today) is different from the standard Visa debit card I have with other, non-Thai banks. The main difference is ...
by J.J.B.
Sat May 05, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 3735

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

I've just come back from Makro, Hua Hin. They have loads of boxed Mont Claire, but 2 varieties (don't drink, so no idea what the difference is) Claret and Green box markings. Exactly the same as Tesco, 999 Baht for a 3 litre box. The colours denote red and white ‘wine’ respectively. I’ve always pre...
by J.J.B.
Tue May 01, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Where's PeteC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1243

Re: Where's PeteC?

Good to have you back, Pete; everything in moderation and all that!
:cheers: