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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 09:26:33 PM »
The story goes the Nang Takhian tree sings mournful songs to beckon wandering men. Those foolish enough and get too close can be drawn into her powerful embrace, eventually subsumed by her branches. Those that put Thai silk dresses at the foot of the takian tree as an offering can ask the spirit to protect them as in pregnancy, or a safe passage for travelers and can reveal winning lottery numbers, so they say. But be careful if you see one with roots above ground near the riverbank avoid it. Nasty ole spirit in that one, no don't even think of relieving yourself against it :-[

Leaf them alone there happy ::)
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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by nan on Yesterday at 06:39:00 PM »
so we have robots now walking the earth,alexa to do our shoping,how far we are advanced,yet only to be pulled back to the beliefs of some people. if you want money you have to work for it,or does it grow on trees ;) Sanook says people are hoping to get rich when the state lottery time come around,they have tried most things,the latest being a tree, a 100 yr old, 20metre high takhian tree. thats great and good luck to them, i wonder how many gaffs can be made on this one. LIKE: your barking up the wrong tree. https://www.sanook.com/news/6904758/
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Alexa laughing at users

Alexa laughing at users
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interview with sophia

We Talked To Sophia — The AI Robot That Once Said It Would 'Destroy Humans'
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Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 02:19:37 PM »
I remember reading the article about 6 yrs.ago, this guy stabbed him in a park for his telephone, not once, but repeatedly 24 times, even as he tried to run away. although the police had solid evidence he pleaded not guilty. if he had pleaded guilty the outcome of his life might have been different.
he has gone but the families of all involved are doing the suffering, the ones left behind are the ones doing the sentence, mums,dads,brothers,sisters and so on.

For those that object on death penalty read the article below, might just waiver your mind the other way. where an eight year old girl was lured from her home, force fed with methamphetamine pills and gang-raped by three men from the same neighbourhood, before they dumped her unconscious at a roadside spot

Final suspect arrested in horrific case of gang-rape of drugged 8-year-old girl 

nationmultimedia.com
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Well this might answer the problems of staff shortage, not to mention cheap labour, will they need a work permit one wonders, in years to come they might even be in the bar trade, so you wont be worrying is it a man/lady but alien. could be dangerous if they got stuck in fast mode :-[
Intelligent robot Sophia will debut in Bangkok                 

Sophia, the first intelligent robot to be given citizenship from Saudi Arabia, will be presented at the Manufacturing Expo 2018 in Bangkok.

The goal of bringing Sophia to Thailand is to demonstrate to Thai industrialists that artificial intelligence can work harmoniously with humans which can help reduce some production process.   It is also intended to encourage Thai industrialists to shift to automation in their production process.

Sophia is a social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics.  She made her public appearance at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas in mid-March 2016.

She has been covered extensively by the media around the world and has participated in many high-profile interviews.  In October 2017, Saudi Arabia gave her Saudi Arabian citizenship.  She was also named United Nations Development Programme’s first ever Innovation Champion.

englishnews.thaipbs.or.th

Sophia, the Humanoid Robot, to Greet Thai Audience at "Manufacturing Expo 2018."
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Transport & Traffic / Re: Driving in thailand - why so many accidents in Thailand
« Last post by thaiga on June 22, 2018, 01:37:13 PM »
this might be the reason

VIDEO HERE: facebook.com

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Tourism & Travel / AOT approves ฿42 billion for Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion
« Last post by thaiga on June 22, 2018, 01:31:55 PM »
AOT approves ฿42 billion for Suvarnabhumi Airport expansion

The board of Airports of Thailand (AOT) has approved an investment budget of 42.1 billion baht for the expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The sum, which is still subject to the cabinet's approval, will be used for the planned expansion of Suvarnabhumi Airport.

The AOT expects the airport to welcome 65 million passengers this year and 68 million in 2019.

The construction is scheduled to begin next year and should be completed in 2021.

thainews.prd.go.th

                 
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recently i read in the news that for the first time in nine years, a guy has been executed by lethal injection for fataly stabbing a 17 yr old schoolboy a while back. he ordered grilled chicken and sticky rice for his last meal. myself i don't think i could of eaten, i would try and convince myself there is another life after this one.

What would you order for your last meal
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Business & Economy / Re: 11 ‘Forbidden’ Careers Opened to Foreigners
« Last post by thaiga on June 21, 2018, 11:48:56 PM »
But don't touch the money ::)

11 ‘Forbidden’ Careers Opened to Foreigners

Nearly a dozen previously off-limits jobs were opened to foreign nationals Thursday, while a request retail service jobs be included was denied.

A day after shop owners demanded the Labor Ministry decriminalize the hiring of foreign staff, it announced the rules would be relaxed to allow expats to do jobs including masonry, carpentry and shoemaking.

In July, all foreigners will be able to work eight areas including unskilled agricultural or fisheries jobs; masonry and carpentry. They can also make bedding, knives, shoes, hats, dresses, pottery and ceramics, according to Labor Minister Adul Saengsingkaew. However, they may not own such businesses and must comply with other conditions. Foreigners can work as laborers without condition.

Citizens from all ASEAN member states will also be allowed to provide certain accounting and civil engineering services and construction-related architectural work that does not require specialized expertise.

The list of jobs did not include retail as Thai employers had called for Wednesday. But the top ministry official suggested there may be a loophole by which they could pass as laborers: Don’t let them touch any money.

“They cannot handle money or give customers change,” Adul said Thursday. “They can just aid customers’ convenience by fetching items and arranging items.”

Vendors who yesterday protested at the ministry to call for Burmese, Cambodian and Laotians to be able to work in retail were left puzzled by his comments.

“If you ask me, I’m not satisfied with this. What he said is still unclear, legal-wise. He said it’s a forbidden career, but they can do it if there’s an employer there,” Korpong Tan’suwan, a vendor who led the retailers to deliver Wednesday’s petition. “He promised he would listen to our demands, but we have no way of knowing if they did, or how long they thought about it.”

He expressed disbelief at the notion authorities might police the specific tasks an employee engages in, including what they touch or don’t touch.

Adul added that beauty and nail salons, another career that labor-hungry owners have lobbied for, would remain forbidden to non-Thais. Masseuses also cannot be foreigners.

“We’ve studied this a lot, keeping in mind Thai job opportunity needs,” Adul said.

khaosodenglish.com
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