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  1. Khun_Kong


    In Vietnam, it's Zalo all the way. "Line. What's that?"
  2. Me = old skool. Arriving 15 February to Pats
  3. Yeah, I've done both rounds, but I well understand the amount of work required for the game. The were a lot of clever beta testers in the last game...some very clever twists.
  4. Weird, I still have Laohuli in my Skype contacts
  5. Still here. Sometimes it feels as if everything has either been said or is available on the wider net. In the very early days, there was nowhere near as much info out there. Besides the sanuk aspect of this board, whenever I encouraged newbies to join the board, I would tell them that they could get the answer to ANY question they asked, from "What's the best way to get to ..." to "Anybody know where I can get a haircut without the risk of a blowjob? " ( I think that was an actual question asked on here!). I believe the comraderie was valuable for many, as we were all strangers in a strange land, and there was a group solidarity, evidenced by the meetups at various places (do any of those even happen anymore?). I even have paraphernalia leftover from the big (money losing for KS) get together (can't remember the name of it right now). Several of the names that are in this thread were present at that meeting. Anyway, I am still around, lurking ever so rarely. I would surely miss this board if it was no longer around, much as one would miss the death of a friend that one sees only every 5 years, but still cherishes. I also miss the Nana girl game.
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    Ear buds

    FYI- I've had 3 sets of 1100 THB Skull Candies go bad (1 side stops working), each after 8-11 months. I'm currently just using my Samsung Gal S2 buds
  7. I too thoroughly enjoyed "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". "Face in the Clouds" was a typical murder thriller with a nice twist. Woman has a traumatic accident, loses her ability to recognize faces (a real phenomenon), including her husband, the lead detective on her case and the guy who's taunting her and preparing her death. I hate sports... but "Moneyball" was very good. Baseball was the vehicle, but not the theme.
  8. I would imagine that the aircraft carrier's capability of desalinating 1.5 million liters of seawater DAILY could make a small impact.
  9. I bailed from BKK for PTY about 2 weeks ago. No abnormal problems here. At some point, I have to return to BKK for work. I'm wondering about the availability of food & water in central BKK. Anybody been in the stores lately? Any rice/meat/water left? With supply lines almost severed, things could get bleak. In the long term, it looks as though there's been a serious blow to agricultural production, especially rice, and meat/poultry production. It would seem that there will either be serious shortages or serious price hikes or both, probably for many months to come. My guess is that the Thai gov won't let prices rise too much, since combining that with the reneging on wage increases might not be the best plan for keeping the proles under control. I've not yet seen any media addressing these issues. Anybody else?
  10. Chickenomics. Didn't they try this with jets or something similar a couple of years back?
  11. Khun_Kong

    Dentist !

    I've wanted to try these guys. You've convinced me. As I've severely neglected my teeth for the last 5 years, do you think there's any chance of those female dentists giving me some chastisement and minor abuse with those gentle hands?
  12. Same for me. I even get rolling service with my Galaxy S2 as I travel on the BTS
  13. It will be easy to vote for him again once they see what the alternative is.
  14. Thought you'd stopped posting. Isn't the internet one of those giant government projects, socially funded, using our taxes, that you abhor? So, let's see... you're keeping your government pension/social security/healthcare, probably driving on roads paid for with taxes, using your government paid for education to read and write, using the 'net, eating safe food, drinking clean water, flushing your shit down the toilet to go to some govt processing facility, etc. etc. Seems gov/taxes/socialistic policies are OK... as long as they benefit Hugh Hypocritical (HH).
  15. Works fine on both. I was on AIS and migrated my number over to True last month.
  16. Only bumping this because it was weird to see my name in the time machine posts at the bottom of the page. BTW- United smashed my 21" monitor on the trip- didn't know that until I got back to my apartment in BKK. I checked the voltage switch on the back of the computer, plugged it in, turned it on ... and fried the power supply. Not wearing my glasses, I had set it to 120V! Replaced the power supply for about 300 THB. The machine itself is still working and is sitting right next to me, faithfully and quietly downloading movies! With it's Pentium III 500 MHz processor and 500 Mb RAM, it has outlasted 2 laptops.
  17. Why do people keep missing this basic point? All the talk about S of L, he-said-she-said are meaningless. There was no crime because there was no law saying what he did was a crime.
  18. Too lazy to find the link, but there was an article on Engadget 1-2 days ago showing how Apple actually altered some of the evidence in the case.
  19. Ok for today, but how were you feeling about this in 1963? Under the law, rape is whatever the law says it is. And what this guy did was not rape at that time.
  20. There seems to be so much wrong with this. What was the law AT THE TIME?? Who the fuck cares if it was "... entirely inconsistent with the principle that a wife gave irrevocable consent to sexual intercourse with her husband upon marriage" It was THE LAW and "... the modern view is a person should not be made liable for a crime by the retrospective operation of the law
  21. Somebody sent me this on FB. Wonder how many HH has given up? So, you’re a Republican that hates taxes? Well, since you do not like taxes or government, please kindly do the following. 1. Do not use Medicare. 2. Do not use Social Security 3. Do not become a member of the US military, who are paid with tax dollars. 4. Do not ask the National Guard to help you after a disaster. 5. Do not call 911 when you get hurt. 6. Do not call the police to stop intruders in your home. 7. Do not summon the fire department to save your burning home. 8. Do not drive on any paved road, highway, and interstate or drive on any bridge. 9. Do not use public restrooms. 10. Do not send your kids to public schools. 11. Do not put your trash out for city garbage collectors. 12. Do not live in areas with clean air. 13. Do not drink clean water. 14. Do not visit National Parks. 15. Do not visit public museums, zoos, and monuments. 16. Do not eat or use FDA inspected food and medicines. 17. Do not bring your kids to public playgrounds. 18. Do not walk or run on sidewalks. 19. Do not use public recreational facilities such as basketball and tennis courts. 20. Do not seek shelter facilities or food in soup kitchens when you are homeless and hungry. 21. Do not apply for educational or job training assistance when you lose your job. 22. Do not apply for food stamps when you can’t feed your children. 23. Do not use the judiciary system for any reason. 24. Do not ask for an attorney when you are arrested and do not ask for one to be assigned to you by the court. 25. Do not apply for any Pell Grants. 26. Do not use cures that were discovered by labs using federal dollars. 27. Do not fly on federally regulated airplanes. 28. Do not use any product that can trace its development back to NASA. 29. Do not watch the weather provided by the National Weather Service. 30. Do not listen to severe weather warnings from the National Weather Service. 31. Do not listen to tsunami, hurricane, or earthquake alert systems. 32. Do not apply for federal housing. 33. Do not use the internet, which was developed by the military. 34. Do not swim in clean rivers. 35. Do not allow your child to eat school lunches or breakfasts. 36. Do not ask for FEMA assistance when everything you own gets wiped out by disaster. 37. Do not ask the military to defend your life and home in the event of a foreign invasion. 38. Do not use your cell phone or home telephone. 39. Do not buy firearms that wouldn’t have been developed without the support of the US Government and military. That includes most of them. 40. Do not eat USDA inspected produce and meat. 41. Do not apply for government grants to start your own business. 42. Do not apply to win a government contract. 43. Do not buy any vehicle that has been inspected by government safety agencies. 44. Do not buy any product that is protected from poisons, toxins, etc…by the Consumer Protection Agency. 45. Do not save your money in a bank that is FDIC insured. 46. Do not use Veterans benefits or military health care. 47. Do not use the G.I. Bill to go to college. 48. Do not apply for unemployment benefits. 49. Do not use any electricity from companies regulated by the Department of Energy. 50. Do not live in homes that are built to code. 51. Do not run for public office. Politicians are paid with taxpayer dollars. 52. Do not ask for help from the FBI, S.W.A.T, the bomb squad, Homeland Security, State troopers, etc… 53. Do not apply for any government job whatsoever as all state and federal employees are paid with tax dollars. 54. Do not use public libraries. 55. Do not use the US Postal Service. 56. Do not visit the National Archives. 57. Do not visit Presidential Libraries. 58. Do not use airports that are secured by the federal government. 59. Do not apply for loans from any bank that is FDIC insured. 60. Do not ask the government to help you clean up after a tornado. 61. Do not ask the Department of Agriculture to provide a subsidy to help you run your farm. 62. Do not take walks in National Forests. 63. Do not ask for taxpayer dollars for your oil company. 64. Do not ask the federal government to bail your company out during recessions. 65. Do not seek medical care from places that use federal dollars. 66. Do not use Medicaid. 67. Do not use WIC. 68. Do not use electricity generated by Hoover Dam. 69. Do not use electricity or any service provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority. 70. Do not ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild levees when they break. 71. Do not let the Coast Guard save you from drowning when your boat capsizes at sea. 72. Do not ask the government to help evacuate you when all hell breaks loose in the country you are in. 73. Do not visit historic landmarks. 74. Do not visit fisheries. 75. Do not expect to see animals that are federally protected because of the Endangered Species List. 76. Do not expect plows to clear roads of snow and ice so your kids can go to school and so you can get to work. 77. Do not hunt or camp on federal land. 78. Do not work anywhere that has a safe workplace because of government regulations. 79. Do not use public transportation. 80. Do not drink water from public water fountains. 81. Do not whine when someone copies your work and sells it as their own. Government enforces copyright laws. 82. Do not expect to own your home, car, or boat. Government organizes and keeps all titles. 83. Do not expect convicted felons to remain off the streets. 84. Do not eat in restaurants that are regulated by food quality and safety standards. 85. Do not seek help from the US Embassy if you need assistance in a foreign nation. 86. Do not apply for a passport to travel outside of the United States. 87. Do not apply for a patent when you invent something. 88. Do not adopt a child through your local, state, or federal governments. 89.Do not use elevators that have been inspected by federal or state safety regulators. 90. Do not use any resource that was discovered by the USGS. 91. Do not ask for energy assistance from the government. 92. Do not move to any other developed nation, because the taxes are much higher. 93. Do not go to a beach that is kept clean by the state. 94. Do not use money printed by the US Treasury. 95. Do not complain when millions more illegal immigrants cross the border because there are no more border patrol agents. 96. Do not attend a state university. 97. Do not see any doctor that is licensed through the state. 98. Do not use any water from municipal water systems. 99. Do not complain when diseases and viruses, that were once fought around the globe by the US government and CDC, reach your house. 100. Do not work for any company that is required to pay its workers a livable wage, provide them sick days, vacation days, and benefits. 101. Do not expect to be able to vote on election days. Government provides voting booths, election day officials, and voting machines which are paid for with taxes. 102. Do not ride trains. The railroad was built with government financial assistance. The fact is, we pay for the lifestyle we expect. Without taxes, our lifestyles would be totally different and much harder. America would be a third world country. The less we pay, the less we get in return. Americans pay less taxes today since 1958 and is ranked 32nd out of 34 of the top tax paying countries. Chile and Mexico are 33rd and 34th. The Republicans are lying when they say that we pay the highest taxes in the world and are only attacking taxes to reward corporations and the wealthy and to weaken our infrastructure and way of life. So next time you object to paying taxes or fight to abolish taxes for corporations and the wealthy, keep this quote in mind… “I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.†~Oliver Wendell Holmes
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