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Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on July 20, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
Does he think: "It just couldn't have been, that Google broke the law by exerting illegitimate power over mobile phone producers to preinstall his search engine and Google Play Store on their Android phones, not giving chance to other and better systems to be used"?  ::)

I would like to travel and visit some people I still know in the U.S. and have a look at some places I stayed at in the 1970s and 80s, but I certainly won't go there as long as that guy is their president. He's disgusting! :spin
Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out
« Last post by nan on July 19, 2018, 09:25:59 PM »
of all the troubles phuket has gone through now a 3 metre Crocodile has been seen swimming near Phuket beach,makes you wonder what next
len fairclough :o
Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by nan on July 19, 2018, 09:22:05 PM »
wasn't Google fined for antitrust practices.It doesn't matter if they were American,European,Chinese or Albanian if you brake the law

Trump says EU taking advantage of US

Donald Trump on Thursday said the European Union was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5-billion fine that European antitrust regulators slapped on Google on Wednesday.

"I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great companies, Google. They truly have taken advantage of the U.S., but not for long!" Trump tweeted.

 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
Half as serious and less / Re: Nans moans keep out storytelling competition
« Last post by nan on July 19, 2018, 07:10:42 PM »
hey if they had storytelling competition with farangs invited,they would win hands down he he ;D

Min of Tourism hosts storytelling competition to promote tourist attractions

Thailand's Ministry of Tourism and Sports has organized a storytelling contest on new perspectives of Thailand to encourage tourism promotion through digital content.
Korat Internet & Technology Forum / Google offers free public Wi-Fi
« Last post by thaiga on July 19, 2018, 04:35:18 PM »
Google offers free public Wi-Fi

 GOOGLE Thailand yesterday launched a series of initiatives, including free high-speed public Wi-Fi, to enable more Thai consumers and businesses to participate in the growth of the digital economy.

The initiatives were announced at the first Google for Thailand event, held in Bangkok under the theme “Leave no Thai behind”, aimed at promoting equality of digital access.

Ben King, country director of Google Thailand, said at the event that the Google’s initiatives would span across the four pillars: access, education, content and products and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

“They were designed to ensure that all Thais would have opportunities and know-how to access technology and use it to build livelihoods,” he said.

King said Thailand is rapidly growing digital economy. He showed a projection of digital economic opportunity in Thailand worth US$37 billion, while the opportunity in Southeast Asia is US$200 billion.

Moreover, Thailand is No 5 for average peak connection speed, or 106 MB per second. Ranking first is Singapore, followed by Hong Kong, South Korea, and Qatar, according to Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network and cloud service provider.

Thailand is second for highest mobile Internet adoption in Asean, having 90 per cent of 3G/4G coverage across the country.

The event was also attended by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who delivered a speech on the vital role that digital technology will play in achieving the government’s 20-year national strategic plan. However, he urged netizens to learn how to use the benefits of digital technology but not be used by it.

One of the highlights launched yesterday was Google Station, a high-speed public Wi-Fi programme undertaken in Thailand, in partnership with CAT Telecom, sponsored by Unilever.

Google Station will start in 10 venues across Bangkok and in two provinces, Pichit and Loei, and will be expanded to other parts of the country in the coming months, allowing more Thais to access a free and reliable Internet connection, said Anjali Joshi, vice president of product management.

Currently, locations available for the free Wi-Fi services in Bangkok include Hualamphong train station and Megabangna shopping mall. To register, people should go to @FreeGoogleStation-CAT Wi-Fi system and enter their mobile number and name.

Thailand is the fourth country to have Google Station, after India, Indonesia and Mexico.

King also announced the construction of the Academy Bangkok – A Google Space, a digital skills training facility at True Digital Park in Bangkok.

It will open later this year and will be a new training venue for participants of the Google Ignite programme, a two-month digital marketing training course that prepares university students for careers in Thai companies.

Google also introduced a new feature, Motorbike Mode, for Google Maps in Thailand.

Krish Vitaldevara, product lead for Google Maps, said the new feature will help Thailand’s 20 million motorcyclists to plan routes taking into account shortcuts and narrow roads that only motorbikes and scooters can take and offers more accurate travel times that reflect motorbike speed.

To support Thailand’s ever-growing YouTube community, Mukpim Anantachai, head of YouTube partnership, YouTube Thailand, said the company would relaunch the YouTube Pop-Up Space in Bangkok in November to give Thai creators access to state-of-the-art production facilities.

During the announcement, Mukpim also unveiled a new data plan in partnership with AIS. It will offer unlimited data packs at Bt59 per month for YouTube Go, an app that allows viewers in Thailand to watch and share YouTube videos even with slow or no Internet connection.

Lastly, Google Thailand announced collaboration with Siam Commercial Bank to allow SMEs to sign up and be verified for Google My Business, a free business listing on Google Search and Google Maps, through SCB personnel who will visit SMEs at their stores.

Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by thaiga on July 19, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »
Is Russia targeting US? Trump says no, but Huckabee says he really meant ‘no questions’, in another whiplash reversal

Following a meeting with his Cabinet, Trump was asked by a reporter: “Is Russia still targeting the US, Mr President?” Trump appeared to respond: “Thank you. No.”

In a news briefing later on Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that “The president … was saying ‘No’ to answering questions … The president and his administration are working very hard to make sure that Russia is unable to meddle in our elections as they have done in the past.”

However Trump continued to speak on the subject well after his “no”, as reporters continued to ask questions.
World of Music / Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages over BBC privacy case
« Last post by thaiga on July 19, 2018, 04:01:34 PM »
Cliff Richard wins £210,000 in damages over BBC privacy case

Cliff Richard - Congratulations
Tourism & Travel / Re: Foreign tourists top 20 million in first half of year
« Last post by thaiga on July 19, 2018, 03:56:03 PM »
Foreign tourists top 20 million in first half of year

 The number of foreign tourists reached 20 million in the first half of the year, an increase on the same period last year of 12%, according to the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.

Tourism revenue has totaled a trillion baht, an expansion of 15%. The largest number of tourists remains from China followed by ASEAN countries. The overall tourism sector in the second half is also growing fast due to the expansion of foreign economies such as the United States, China, Japan, and the European Union, which is benefitting Thai tourism.

The Tourism Ministry remains confident that the overall number of tourists for the entire year will meet its target of 37 million, in addition to its revenue target of 2 trillion baht. It also expects domestic tourism activity to generate up to a trillion baht.

Meanwhile, the Bank of Thailand is in the process of studying the financial activity of tourists to determine whether cash flow is leaving the country and its effects on Thai businesses. The results of the study are expected to be released next month.
Meanwhile in the USA / Re: Trump wins presidency
« Last post by Johnnie F. on July 18, 2018, 05:45:39 PM »
A double negative? What a ridiculous argumentation! If one uses a double negative, he stresses both negatives to make his viewpoint of excluding any other meaning clear, never says "wouldn't", but stresses both words "would" and "not", also with higher emphasis on "not". Nobody who knows language and wants to confer an extremely strong message using a double negative forgets half of the expression or swallows the emphasis. Just nobody!!!
General Discussions / Re: 13 trapped in a cave - Elon Musk apologises
« Last post by thaiga on July 18, 2018, 05:40:26 PM »
Lets hope unsworth has led a squicky clean life as i have a feeling no stone will be left unturned in an attempt to, ... say no more

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for 'pedo' slur

He spoke today after facing widespread criticism and requests from Tesla investors to say sorry to Vernon Unsworth who said rescue submarine being built by Musk was a ‘PR stunt’

In response, Musk described Unsworth as ‘paedo guy’. Unsworth who is still in Thailand has now been contacted by lawyers in the UK and U.S. wanting to represent him.

‘My words were spoken in anger after Mr Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader

“‘Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone. ‘I am truly sorry if I offended anyone.’

Unsworth is among top cave divers who joined the rescue mission for the Mu Pa Academy footballers and their assistant coach trapped inside Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district.
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