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  1. I have searched many of the threads on ED, and though Levitra is mentioned, no one has really advised on its availability in BKK. So is Levitra or an Indian (preferred) or Chinese generic of Vardenfil available in the pharmacies in BKK. I am aware of the availability oof Viagra (and Pnengra, IKamagra) and cialis (apcalis). This question is specific to Levitra and generics.
  2. Do any of the pharmacies in BKK sell Armour Thyroid? It is used for hypo-thyroid conditions. I have allergic reactions to synthroid which is more common. Armour thyroid is basically desiccated pig thyroid. It might also be sold under some generic name if coming out of India or China>
  3. Moo Gata/steak place just down from from the On Nut BTS is OK, known for steak which is sometimes OK, sometimes tough. Personally, I like the moo gata restaurant on Phrakanong (Suk 71) but it is quite a way down from Sukimvit, about Pridi 39 or so (soi if you wish), it is on the left hand side as you are going away from Sukhimvit. If you order the seafood "moo gata" they have shrimp, mussels, oysters, squid, and scallops (yes, real scallops in the shell) along with the normal beef, port, chicken and fish offerings. Quite a few additional dishes as well, not expensive 199 baht if memory serves me.
  4. Rather than wasting your time getting opinions, if you have the Windows 7 software, just install it and see. Windows 7 has to be the easiest OS install I have ever seen (even ultimate), you basically answer a couple of questions at the beginning and let it rip and you are up in about 20 minutes. If you have a legitimate copy, I would wait to activate until you are sure you want it, if your copy is not legitimate, using something like the DAZ Loader (available anywhere on the net) and activate it with that software, throw some free antivirus like Microsoft Security Essentials, Avast, etc. on it and you are ready to go. With only 2 gig, you don't need 64 bit, so you can install 32 bit, which if you are migrating older programs would give you a better chance at total compatibility. However, remember that there are new programs that run only on 64 bit (CS5 Premiere and After Effects to name a couple). There might be a couple of specific driver issues with your computer, but usually you can get around them with Microsoft generic drivers. Good luck.
  5. Nobody has mentioned Stevie Ray Vaughn, definitely died before his time, or Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits yet, if you like a guy who uses his fingers instead of a pick. Sometimes, it isn't all technique, but feeling, a la Carlos Santana. Another guy I thought was worthy of mention was Roy Buchanan.
  6. Forgot one thing. Microsoft has a free tool, whatever, called "synctoy", which could be used to move folders over to another PC, but also maintain folders in sync afterwards by several different methods. I have used it to synchonize massive jpg/raw photofiles, some as large as 15,000 plus entries. Does a nice job laying down the first copy, and then synchronizing them dependent on what rules I give it for synchronization. People might find it handy.
  7. It's a nice guideline. If at least one of your systems is Windows 7, read carefully. Windows 7 introduced a thing called 'homegroups', and it changed the way you set up file sharing. W7 to W7 is pretty straight forward. But XP or Vista to W7 is not as straight forward, read this and other documentation carefully. It works nicely but the initial setup can be confusing.
  8. My windows PC (circa 5 years old and 3 years old) also have them. But..., go look at the new ones, most do NOT. High end i7 laptops (ASUS, Acers, HP's) don't, their old ones did (I owned them all). Look at the new high end motherboards for desktops, very few still include firewire. Again, don't know why, firewire is a good transfer mechanism, and most of us (at least, I do) have legacy equipment that use firewire. On the wireless, looking at a simple "G" spec, 56 mbits, match that against a 100 mbit LAN. The LAN spec is approximately twice as fast, but if you measure transfer as I mentioned earlier, by time, on one large file, it's almost 4x faster. Multiple small files are even slower with most of the wireless protocol. As you say, most rural folds don't have LAN cables hanging around, so if he has a lot of time, I agree with you, keep it simple and don't change anything. I migrated to full gigabit network at my house back in US, simply because I move and backup a lot of stuff across multiple PC's as well as running media boxes feeding my TV avi's, mp4's, mkv's, and flv's that I collect either from PC or NAS on my home network. My house in Phitsanulok, is not as complex using LAN only when I want to stream movies, as wireless makes most of the media boxes stutter a bit in my experience. Anyway, was just trying to help.
  9. Thanks, just tried it up here in Phitsanulok, download isn't as fast, it stutters a bit from time to time, but thanks again. Not that much of interest for me yet, I watched the NFL station a bit, but I can hardly wait for the weekend and see if I can watch a little NCAA Football, some great games this Saturday.
  10. You use a LAN cable because it is up to an order of magnitude faster. Wireless is what, 56 to 108 mbit, and there is much more overhead in the protocol. A LAN is 100 mbit if you have old equipment (old PC, old Router, most likely most people have NOT bought gigabit routers as yet), and 1000 mbit, if you have gigabit LAN. Do a simple test, even if you have old equipment, transfer a large movie (700 mbytes or larger) from PC to PC using a wireless setup, and time it. Now, LAN up (pun intended), using a LAN cable connect to a router (as I said, it is most like a 100 mbit LAN), time it. I guarantee it will be a lot faster, now multiply that by the amount of files you want to transfer. Another poster mentioned firewire, never tried it except for DV from a comcorder, not sure it supports file to file transfer, but even if it did, most new windowslaptops and desktops today, no longer have firewire ports. I cannot speak for Apple, but I believe firewire was initialy an Apple spec, so they may still retain it. I don't know why, it was a good spec. Maybe because most of the HD camcorders now transfer via USB. Before, all the non-HD camcorders (I know Sony & Panasonic for sure all used firewire)for their most of their non-HD digital camcorders as I owned quite a few of them.
  11. If you are using Mozilla/Firefox, simply google firefox download helper, it will direct you to a firefox plugin that is free, easy to install (takes about 5 seconds), and it will allow you to download from any streaming site (youtube, xxx sites, etc.). It also can convert the download (usually *.flv) on the fly to other formats that might be more compatible if you want to burn it to a DVD. Downloadhelper appears as a little icon in your tool bar on the firefox browser, and you can do a lot more with it by doing additional setup. Now, downloadhelper single streams the download, so it it relative slow, and it only runs as long as firefox it up, if firefox crashes (as it is wont to do more often these days), you have lost your downloads, it does not do a restart. So the next step, if you do a lot of downloading is to get a program like Internet Download Manager, which after installation helps with downloads for both Firefox and IE and Chrome, but it doesn't work with Comodo Dragon. It will multistream most downloads, which makes it much faster and it will continue to download even after the application (Firefox or IE) is taken down. Also, each download is a separate task, so any failure (and it will try restarts as well) does not affect any other downloads. IDM is a chargeable, though not expensive programs, which of course can be found for free from multiple sites if piracy is your thing.
  12. If you are ever wondering if demonoid, or isohunt, or eztv or others are down or blocked, go to downornot.com and have them check the site. keeps from a lot of hair pulling.
  13. Good idea, but if they have any problem with their DNS servers, you are still screwed. I just remember, when I was up north and had extended outages with Maxnet, I signed up for Open DNS which give you some backup DNS servers when your local service is down. They also walk you through what you need to do and the basic service is free. Also, I think Google offers some DNS servers at IP address which you can use when your service is down. Keep those solutions in your back pocket for the future.
  14. I have True in my area, around Sukhimvit 50, On Nut. Have had no problems this week and have downloaded a shitload of torrents on Friday/Sat/Sunday. True drops occasionally, but I reboot the modem/router and everything reconnects OK. As you said, it might just be in your area. I have Maxnet (BBB) up at my house up north and it is real flaky, wish I could get the speed I do in BKK there.
  15. Raid comes in various flavors, most popular being RAID1, RAID5, RAID10. There are others, but these are the ones that you see most often today. Most implementations are probably geared to businesses rather than personal computing, but, you certainly can implement it for personal use as long as your mother board has disk controllers that will support it. You do not have to have windows server as an OS or a NAS to implement, although RAID is probably most prevalent with either or those implementations. You can bring up raid under windows 7 or other OS's. Using the different types of raid usually implies some tradeoffs (space and potentially performance vs. availability for RAID1, and to a lesser degree for RAID 5 and 10). RAID1 maintains data on one disk with a copy of the disk on some other disk. For the highest data integrity, during updates applications are usually held until the data is written to both disks. There are ways to mitigate this but those explanations don't belong here. Also there are different implementations of RAID1 which may or may not allow i/o to both the primary and the copy. RAID5 and RAID10 are not 1 to 1 configurations, but rather you have multiple disks and you stripe the data across these disks (Stripe means that potentially a file is not written to one disk but is written across multiple disks, which in essence would speed up its access since all the disks me read simultaneously rather than a single disk read sequentially). RAID5 configuration can withstand the failure of a single disk because RAID5 maintains parity on all the data written. The parity may be written to an external parity disk or imbedded across the RAID array. But this allows the data, in the case of a single disk failure, to be rebuilt on the fly (i.e., as you are processing, with no interruption, downtime). Sometimes, the configuration might include and additional hot-backup disk which will be rebuilt automatically to replace the failing disk, therefore allowing you to replace (hotplug) the failing device without any disruption to service. You can see with the various "extra" disk type of implementations, where this becomes expensive and why it might be a business rather than personal configuration. Raid10 is an additional extension of RAID5 (with all the striping and etc. mentioned above) which will allow the configuration to potentially recover from 2 disk outages (if they hit in certain areas, i.e., it does not guarantee 100 percent recovery for 2 disk failures). What I have quickly written here probably confuses you more than helps since RAID can be a pretty complicated subject. Go to Tomshardware.com, they usually have pretty good, extensive explanations of different HW configurations plus tips and aids for implementation. Wikipedia also has a good quick and dirty explanation without going overboard. But think of raid much more of you have applications or business's that should never go down (like a bank or a forum (just a joke)). It can serve as a backup, but you still need a backup because if you ever corrupt data (ala a virus, or some kind of lack of integrity in processing) that corruption will be propogated across the RAID array (whichever one you choose). Backups, especially if you keep multiple versions can always give you the option of going back to the data before it was corrupted, RAID does not offer that.
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