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General Discussions / Re: Tripadvisor
« Last post by thaiga on September 12, 2018, 07:46:43 PM »
Friern Road, London SE22 0BB, England +44 7961 568431 The shed at dulwich - good hit t/t here's a bit more info. mums off to iceland

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General Discussions / Tripadvisor
« Last post by Taman Tun on September 12, 2018, 07:11:19 PM »
Here is interesting tale of how someone turned his garden shed into the best restaurant in London.

https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/434gqw/i-made-my-shed-the-top-rated-restaurant-on-tripadvisor
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bangkokpost.com

NBTC to cut off Dtac's 850MHz customers on Saturday night

The board of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) on Wednesday resolved not to allow any leeway for mobile phone subscribers using the expiring 850-megahertz spectrum concession of Total Access Communication Plc (Dtac).

Six of the seven members of the NBTC board took part in the meeting on Wednesday morning. Four voted against offering any redress. The two others, Prawit Leesathapornwongsa and Thawatchai Jittrapanun, were in favour of allowing Dtac extra time.

NBTC vice chairman Natee Sukolrat was absent from the board meeting.

On Tuesday Dtac filed a complaint with the Administrative Court accusing the NBTC of failing to protect its mobile phone customers. The regulator plans to end all services using the 850MHz spectrum, mostly 2G phones. The court's decision is pending.

Dtac's contract will expire on Saturday night, when its 27-year concession to use the spectrum ends.

The country's third largest mobile phone operator, Dtac argued that the NBTC allowed other operators to maintain mobile phone services for their customers after their concessions ran out, pending the selection of new spectrum licensees.

About 346,000 mobile phone customers use Dtac's 850MHz spectrum network. Without any relief from the NBTC, their phones will be disconnected from the nationwide phone service on Saturday.

In addition to customers directly using 850MHz facilities, Dtac said earlier that about one million other customers would also be affected because the roaming system on their phones depended on the 850MHz spectrum.
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Energy & Environment / Re: Floods 2018 - Torrential rains expected from two incoming storms
« Last post by Newsy on September 12, 2018, 04:14:40 PM »
bangkokpost.com

Torrential rains expected from two incoming storms


A Meteorological Department graphic shows the paths of Tropical Storm Barijat and Typhoon Mangkhut, which are heading towards southern China.(Photo from website)

Downpours and rough seas are expected in Thailand over the next six days as two intense storms are heading towards China’s southern shores, the Meteorological Department warned on Wednesday.

Tropical Storm Barijat in the upper South China Sea was packing sustained winds around 70 kilometres per hour at 1 am on Wednesday and was moving westward at a speed of 15kph.

The storm was expected to reach Hong Kong and Hinan island in China between Thursday and Friday.

Coupled with the intensifying southwest monsoon that prevails in the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this would trigger more rain and rough seas, with waves up to two metres high, the weather office said.

Typhoon Mangkhut, in Pacific Ocean, was expected to pass over Luzon Island in the Philippines and also  Taiwan between Friday and Saturday and into the south of China from Sunday to Tuesday.

The typhoon would cause the southwest monsoon covering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand to intensify, triggering more rain, with heavy downpours in some areas, including the Central Plains, the East and the western coast of the South.

People should be vigilant for flash floods, forest runoff, overflows and mudslides, the forecaster said.

Boats should proceed with caution and small vessels should remain ashore from Thursday to Tuesday, when waves would be two or three metres high.

Residents of 53 provinces across the country have been warned to stay vigilant for possible floods between Thursday and Tuesday.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said 17 provinces are in the North, 18 in the Northeast, eight on the Central Plains, four in the East and six in the South.

Director-general Chayapol Thitisak said quick response units would be on alert and equipment ready to cope with emergencies, particularly in the low-lying areas, riverside locations and foothills.

Mr Chayapol also detailed the flood situation in Thailand between Aug 17 and Sept 12.

He said the southwest monsoon caused flash floods, overflows and landslides in 20 provinces during the period.

They covered Nan, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Phayao, Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son, Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom, Bung Kan, Phetchaburi, Sakon Nakhon, Lop Buri, Nakhon Nayok, Chaiyaphum, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kalasin, Ubon Ratchathani, Prachin Buri and Saraburi.

The DDPM chief said 203,054 people from 6,832 households were affected by the deluge with four deaths during the period. The good news is, the flooding in 13 provinces has now subsided, he added.
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Scams & Crime / Accused hotel maid says she thought $200 was a tip
« Last post by thaiga on September 12, 2018, 02:24:25 PM »
questionable articles

Some of the news media are dealing out questionable articles lately i had to check, no it's not april. What with the guy slashing a tourists neck in BKK then saying he was swinging his scarf round his head, with a knife in his hand he's lucky he never cut his ears off.

now the bangkokpost.com reports a maid cleaning a room spots some money that had been left twice on a desktop in the room, thinking it's a tip. so she goes and buys herself a gold ring after changing up the $200. She did not intend to steal the money. have a read bangkokpost.com in thai. mgronline.com

An 18-year-old hotel maid arrested for stealing money from a Russian tourist's room is taken to the currency booth where she exchanged the US banknotes for baht, during a re-enactment of the crime on Tuesday. (Photo: Pattaya tourist police)
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General Discussions / Re: Social media clips - driver sound asleep in the traffic
« Last post by thaiga on September 12, 2018, 01:11:56 PM »
man falls asleep in the middle of the road - dailynews.co.th

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Half as serious and less / Re: caption it
« Last post by nan on September 12, 2018, 12:52:26 PM »
could be putting money in the kitty ;D
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Scams & Crime / Re: Tourist's neck slashed near Mor Chit BTS, man arrested
« Last post by nan on September 12, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
he swung his head to settle the towel, and this somehow caused the knife to accidentally hit the German man in the neck as he walked past him.

Arr! thats ok then, but you better say sorry ::)
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General Discussions / Re: expats woes
« Last post by nan on September 12, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »
I am here serbi

There are over 3,000 species of mosquito with different allergens in their saliva. Everyone's immune system is not the same. but because it doesn't bother you much now when you get bitten that doesn't mean your free of catching Malaria, Yellow Fever, and Dengue Fever.

So don't go around thinking it's OK to be bitten by mosquitos just because your body has a tolerable reaction to the mosquito bite itself. mosquitoes really do prefer some people to others, even your granny might of told you, you've been bitten because you are a sweet thing. some people produce more of certain chemicals in their skin which might attract mosquitoes, lactid acid.

you might notice some thai people sit with their feet up, i'm sure the reason being that the Mosquitoes have problems flying in even a slight wind, and so they keep close to the ground, makes sense. i've heard if you have a sweet tooth, drink alcohol your more likely to get bitten. old wives tale, could be.

yes jivvy centipedes can be deadly,  (MIL)  you could be right there as only the female mosquitoes bite as they need the blood to produce eggs. the mouthparts are constructed so that they pierce the skin, literally sucking the blood out. :-[  but i could be wrong what do i know
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Scams & Crime / Tourist's neck slashed near Mor Chit BTS, man arrested
« Last post by Newsy on September 12, 2018, 10:58:48 AM »
bangkokpost.com

Tourist's neck slashed near Mor Chit BTS, man arrested

A 41-year-old man was arrested shortly after a 63-year-old German man's neck was slashed with a knife at a bridge to the BTS Mor Chit station on Tuesday afternoon.

The tourist and his wife were walking near the bridge on outbound-Phahon Yothin Road. He was attacked by a man with a red towel wrapped around his head walking towards them. The man suddenly produced a knife about 10 centimetres long and slashed the tourist along the side of the neck.

The victim was given basic first aid for a knife wound about 7cm long and then rushed to Paolo Phaholyothin Hospital.

After the attack, the assailant kept the knife and went to a nearby bus stop. Motorcycle taxi drivers and other witnesses converged on the attacker and detained him.

When police called to the scene arrived, W, 41, of Surin province, was handed over to them.

During interrogation, Mr W claimed he had no intention to attack the tourist. He was on his way to work at a garage in Nonthaburi. He declared that he swung his head to settle the towel, and this somehow caused the knife to accidentally hit the German man in the neck as he walked past him.

Police were not convinced and he was asked to submit to a urine test for drug use.

Pol Col Veeradol Thaptimdee, chief of Bangsue police, said witnesses were still being questioned. It was not yet clear if the man was deranged. Charges would be pressed if he had no history of mental illness.
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