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  1. Coss

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    I'm sure khaosodenglish.com has people who would love to hear from you. snail mail Khaosod English. 40/10 S. Thetsaban Nimit Tai Road Prachaniwet 1, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand 10900 email contact@khaosodenglish.com I reckon that the analogy of yours "its rather like having a headline Wales in 58 Point thriller with All Blacks” after the 2003 game, NZ won 55-3 " would be particularly enlightening. 🤪
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    Laos

    This looks like it's getting pretty big pretty fast... CHINA-LAOS RAILWAY TRANSPORTS OVER 10 MLN PASSENGERS KUNMING, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) — As of Tuesday, the China-Laos Railway had operated 20,000 passenger trains and handled 10.3 million passenger trips since its launch in December 2021, the railway operator said Wednesday. The railway handled 8.7 million passenger trips for the China section, with daily passengers hitting 65,000. Meanwhile, 1.6 million passenger trips were logged in its Laos section, with the number of daily passengers reaching 8,800, said the China Railway Kunming Group Co., Ltd. The number of stations in Laos that can handle passenger service has increased from seven in the initial period to ten. “The passenger volume of the China-Laos railway has continued to grow, and its service quality has greatly improved. The railway plays a positive role in providing convenient and efficient travel for the people of the two countries,” said Zheng Bin, deputy stationmaster of Kunming Railway Station. It is expected to launch cross-border passenger trains on the China-Laos railway this year to improve the passenger and cargo transport of the railway. The China-Laos Railway connects Kunming in southwest China’s Yunnan Province with the Laotian capital Vientiane. The 1,035-km railway, a landmark project of high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, started operation on Dec. 3, 2021. https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/asean/2023/02/01/china-laos-railway-transports-over-10-mln-passengers/
  3. 13 yr old girl in an old man's guise, being forced to answer questions.
  4. Thailand's Medical Services Department warns against inhaling your own pee In an unprecedented move, the Thai Medical Services Department warned the public that sniffing your urine will not cure sinusitis. You would have thought – that washing your sinuses with pee will not cure Covid-19 (or any variant) or the common cold. Though your sex life might be a different matter. Urine is a very complex substance chemically. And everyone’s is a little different from everyone else’s. Though a snifter of piss contains many elegantly named substances – creatinine anyone? – determining the exact composition is both difficult and expensive. The composition changes according to gender, age, race, food intake, presence of medication and exercise. One thing the Medical Services Department knows for sure, however, is that there is no current or credible medical evidence to support a claim that pouring pee up your nose will cure your headache. In further revelations, the department went so far as to claim that the procedure could even be harmful! Those who do fall ill should see a qualified medical doctor, though probably not a urologist. However, yoga master Sam Cohen, 41 years old, of Islington, north London, claims that he’s not had a cold in nearly 20 years because he fills his nostrils with his pee every time he goes to the loo. The special needs teaching assistant claims it does wonders for his sex life and that it cures him of any illness. A vegan, Cohen drinks his wee – which he calls Auryn, the Celtic word for golden – every single day, and he even carries his special cup with him. The Medical Services Department asked the public not to share social media reports claiming that dripping urine into the nose will cure sinusitis, describing it as fake news. Members of the public can get accurate medical information from the Medical Services Department by logging into the department’s website at www.dms.go.th or by calling 02-590-6000. https://thethaiger.com/news/health-news-2/snorting-urine-will-not-cure-sinusitis-official
  5. Transfusion 2023 A former Special Forces operative thrust into the criminal underworld to keep his only son from being taken from him. _____ As the plot extract says... and then: I might have mentioned a long time ago here, that I though that the pendulum swinging between feminism and masculism was starting to swing back to the male end... well it seems that Sam Worthington has rescued our gender. Aussie
  6. Oh dear: The Seinfeld quote you are referring to is a joke. Seinfeld is pretending that Tolstoy originally wanted to name his book after Edwin Starr’s song, “War (What Is It Good For),” which came out in 1970. There was a different original name for War and Peace, though. Like many novels in the nineteenth century, Tolstoy published War and Peace serially through magazines in which he first named his growing story The Year 1805. He later renamed it as All’s Well That Ends Well before settling on War and Peace.
  7. Motorists and motorcyclists in Thailand are being reminded that they face a fine of up to 4,000 baht, instead of 1,000 baht, if they fail to stop for a pedestrian to cross a road on zebra crossing, under an amended land traffic law which has recently come into force. Also enforceable under the amended law is the licence point deduction system, under which a motorist or a motorcyclist will have points deducted from the full 12 points, in accordance with the traffic violation committed. The fines for other violations are now: 4,000 baht for speeding, up from 1,000 baht 4,000 baht for jumping red light 2,000 baht for driving in the opposite lane, up from 500 baht 2,000 baht for not wearing a seat belt while driving, up from 500 baht The tougher penalties, especially for failing to stop at a zebra crossing for pedestrians, were introduced after a tragic incident last year, when a doctor was killed on a zebra crossing on Phaya Thai Road by a big bike. https://www.thaipbsworld.com/heavy-fines-imposed-for-failing-to-stop-for-pedestrians-at-zebra-crossings/ I seem to remember, when the first zebra crossings were put on Sukhumvit, a truck, mowed down a couple of farang lady diplomats out shopping. I could be wrong, but the story was that, or of a similar nature.
  8. ..become immune to obscure rants, on the semantics of protocol and language, as they relate to the modern communication systems, umbrella-ered by the term "Internet".
  9. ... the continuance, of allowing folk to express themselves, this :: Adam Graham, raped two women, decided to transition from a man to a woman while awaiting trial. Why? So as, to go to a women's prison, and get some more... before after https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-64413242 and bending over backwards to not offend the transgender vote... "The first minister also stressed it was careful that people "do not, even inadvertently, suggest that trans women pose an inherent threat to women", adding: "Predatory men, as has always been the case, are the risk to women." Nothing anti male about that....
  10. Asteroid to pass Earth closer than some satellites At time of posting 06:38 to go. The time of lowest altitude is calculated to be 1.27pm NZT on Friday (00:27 GMT). https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/483183/asteroid-to-pass-earth-closer-than-some-satellites _____ You definitely shouldn't panic but there is a biggish asteroid about to pass by Earth. About the size of a minibus, the space rock, known as 2023 BU, will whip over the southern tip of South America. With a closest expected approach of 3600km, it counts as a close shave. It illustrates how there are still asteroids of significant size lurking near Earth that remain to be detected. This one was only picked up last weekend by amateur astronomer Gennadiy Borisov, who operates from Nauchnyi in Crimea, the peninsula Russia seized from Ukraine in 2014. Follow up observations have refined what we know about 2023 BU's size and, crucially, its orbit. That's how astronomers can be so confident it will miss the planet, even though it will come inside the arc occupied by the world's telecommunications satellites, which sit 36,000km (22,000 miles) above us. The chances of hitting a satellite are very, very small. The time of lowest altitude is calculated to be 1.27pm NZT on Friday (00:27 GMT). Even if 2023 BU was on a direct collision course it would struggle to do much damage. With an estimated size of 3.5m to 8.5m across, the rock would be likely to disintegrate high in the atmosphere. It would, though, produce a spectacular fireball. For comparison, the famous Chelyabinsk meteor that entered Earth's atmosphere over southern Russia in 2013 was an object near 20m across. It produced a shockwave that shattered windows on the ground. Scientists at the US space agency NASA say 2023 BU's orbit around the Sun will be modified by its encounter with Earth. Our planet's gravity will pull on it and adjust its path through space. "Before encountering Earth, the asteroid's orbit around the Sun was roughly circular, approximating Earth's orbit, taking 359 days to complete its orbit about the Sun," the agency said in a statement. "After its encounter, the asteroid's orbit will be more elongated, moving it out to about halfway between Earth's and Mars' orbits at its farthest point from the Sun. The asteroid will then complete one orbit every 425 days." There is a great effort under way to find the much larger asteroids that really could do damage if they were to strike the Earth. The true monsters out there, like the 12km-wide rock that wiped out the dinosaurs, have likely all been detected and are not a cause for worry. But come down in size to something that is, say, 150m across and our inventory has gaps. Statistics indicate perhaps only about 40 percent of these asteroids have been seen and assessed to determine the level of threat they might pose. Such objects would inflict devastation on the city scale if they were to hit the ground. "There are still asteroids that cross the Earth's orbit waiting to be discovered," Prof Don Pollacco from the University of Warwick, UK, told BBC News. "2023 BU is a recently discovered object, supposedly the size of a small bus, which must have passed by the Earth thousands of times before. This time it passes by only 2200 miles from the Earth - just 1 percent of the distance to the moon - a celestial near miss. "Depending on what 2023 BU is composed of it is unlikely to ever reach the Earth's surface but instead burn up in the atmosphere as a brilliant fireball - brighter than a full moon. "However, there are likely many asteroids out there that remain undiscovered that could penetrate the atmosphere and hit the surface to cause significant damage - indeed many scientists think we could be due such an event."
  11. And when Microsoft's cloud goes missing, that's a large number of warehouses and transport hubs that are closed to traffic and access to the contents therein is lost.
  12. Microsoft cloud outage hits users around the world https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/483126/microsoft-cloud-outage-hits-users-around-the-world And my multi-terabyte system, including back ups and redundancy is still going, at least whilst I have electricity and turn it on. I've found that I haven't been hacked, cracked or compromised when it's turned off.
  13. West of Liberty TV Series 2019 Based on the novel by Thomas Engström, a former Stasi double agent is asked by his old CIA contact to work one more case. With a lead named Wotan Wilke Möhring, what more do you need? No spoilers - 6 episodes - binge worthy. Look for an Assange-like character, . Well worth the watch
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