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  1. Why do you say “almost all iPhone users have back up to iCloud for photos?” Have you surveyed all iPhone users to ascertain this as a fact, or is it just an assumption on your behalf. You didn’t ask me, the wife, or Bro in Law and only one of us uses iCloud so 33% in my survey, far from most. There is an option you know to back up, or not to, Photos, Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Messages etc. So in fact Apple is Checking the Photos which a user chooses to back up via iCloud and not what is on the users phone. As stated earlier, I don’t use iCloud but use Dropbox, mainly for business purposes but also put my personal stuff on there. So if effect Apple is NOT checking my phone, contrary to your statement. If Apple could check photos not uploaded to iCloud I would agree that Apple is checking im my phone, but it doesn’t so it isn’t. Also as stated any Perv or Pedo will already be aware of Apples iCloud policy even prior to this update and either use an alternative cloud service or are in prison. All this scanning will catch is breast feeding mothers and family pictures of naked kids around the paddling pool.
  2. A comment PTBM made on another thread got me thinking about the concerts I have attended over the years. All are memorable but some more memorable than others. Growing up in Manchester England in the mid 70’s I was spoiled for live music, every week sometimes more than once a week there was a name band in town, talking the likes of Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Hawkwind, Motörhead, UFO, Scorpions, Rush, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and so on. One time I saw Judas Priest with this new band called “Iron Maiden” supporting them, Paul Di’anio days, on another occasion Def Leppard. These were mainly “run of the mill” gigs with a few big events in between. Knebworth 1979, my first Mega-Concert, estimates of 200,000 people to watch Led Zepplin, little did we know at the time one month later the great John Bonham would be dead. Earls Court 1980, Pink Floyd “The Wall” the stage show was too complex to tour with so played multiple nights at the same location. After the set of concerts Roger Waters said”That was the Las time I play that … unless the Nelson Wall comes down” Berlin 1990 Roger Waters “The Wall” Six moths after the collapse of the wall, 450,000 people at Brandenburg Gate, hair raising. But the one that gets me was a couple of nights at the Manchester Apollo in 1979, tickets were pricey £3.75 instead of usual £3.25, AC/DC Highway to Hell Tour, one of Bon Scott’s last performances before his untimely death. Bon was the ultimate front man, the best vocalist of all time IMHO and irreplaceable. I cannot listen to AC/DC with Brian Johnson and nothing recorded after Highway to Hell is worth listening to.
  3. The one and only time I got to see him was July 1981 at Manchester Apollo, fark, over 40 years ago He didn’t spit on me.
  4. Mekong

    Kratom, Legalised.

    The licensed marijuana growers have been a great investment on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Many launched as IPO’s with a stock value of 1 satang and went up to 50-75 Satang within a few hours of launch. Haha I am a legal narcotics dealer. Trading on the SET as well as property portfolio are two of the income sources I am aware of in Thailand that don’t require a Work Permit. SET is simpler since profits are taxed at source, no need to involve an accountant and fax returns as to do when letting out property.
  5. The image recognition software may be on the device but only scanning images stored in iCloud Also the reporting is only active in the USA on US registered phones, the rest of the world are not considered perverted as much as the US according to Apple. This is in Accordance with T&C’s. Messages uses on-device machine learning to analyze image attachments and determine if a photo is sexually explicit. is part of “The Communication Safety is Messages” This is something that has to be set by user, Via “”Family Sharing” which is set up by an Adult “The Organiser”to protects minors, Apple has no way of knowing if a message or image is meant for an adult or minor. It is not forced on the user, it is an option for the user to enable is they so wish. The Siri and Search function is merely a message, “You are in violation of CSAM, Seek Help” nothing more. Perverts and Paedophiles have a simple way to bypass new Enabled Protection for Children, do t update to IOS 15 when it is released and wait for the Jailbreak which will disable these new functions, or to use a Cloud Host on the Dark Web rather than iCloud which most are probably already doing anyway. As I said, running the Software on the device is different to scanning photos on the device. To non Family Sharing non pervert Apple users the upgrade will be transparent. Perverts don’t use iCloud. What a good name for a band “Perverts don’t use iCloud”
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    The Thaiger Mob, say no more, Phuket version of Thai Visa News.
  7. Welsh Countryside? They must have had very creative editing then, and some poetic Licence. Cleddau Bridge over Cleddau River was the only toll road / bridge in Pembrokshire, it went Toll Free in early 2919, and as long as you don’t mind the enormous LNG terminal in Milford Haven I suppose the scenery is nice.
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    No evidence of Orgies, No Evidence of Drug Taking, Just a few smokes found, was this worth reporting?
  9. And like Apple the users have probably agreed to such insidious actions by company in accepting the T&C’s nobody ever reads. Accept, Accept,Next,Next. New shiny toy hurry up and work scenario. I had never read the Apple ones for iCloud until today, I was bored with time on my hands as you are aware, and wasn’t too surprised to find that you allow Apple access to all files on iCloud and can delete them. I am not defending Samsung and their ilk, just pointing out the T&C’s that we are all guilty of accepting, myself included. If I didn’t agree with iCloud or another cloud providers T&C’s, I would not be able to use the service, if I did not agree with Samsung my TV would not work / limited functionality. They are non negotiable, basically “if you don’t like it fuck off”, big business are not going to worry if a few hundred users do not accept T&C’s, and a refund based on not agreeing with T&C”s is not given according to such T&C’s.
  10. It was/is a scam since day one, he was in cahoots with the importers. Import duty on luxury cars is 80% in Thailand. The importer told Ferrari Joe about import no duty, cars got confiscated and auctioned for less than 80% of value. Thetefore ensuring the importer got his car for less and Ferrari Joe his commission, it was win win for the criminals. To ensure nobody else bid on the Vehicle, Ferrari Joe and his gang removed the Engine Control Module(ECU), a chip in a black box, from the vehicles. For rare vehicles these chips cost a fortune so nobody else would bother to bid on vehicles.
  11. KS, Apple are not “Scanning Photos on Phone” they are scanning Photos stored on iCloud in accordance with the terms and conditions of iCloud https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/icloud/ Namely Section V Content and Your Conduct C Removal of Content You acknowledge that Apple is not responsible or liable in any way for any Content provided by others and has no duty to screen such Content. However, Apple reserves the right at all times to determine whether Content is appropriate and in compliance with this Agreement, and may screen, move, refuse, modify and/or remove Content at any time, without prior notice and in its sole discretion, if such Content is found to be in violation of this Agreement or is otherwise objectionable. E Access to your Account and Content Apple reserves the right to take steps Apple believes are reasonably necessary or appropriate to enforce and/or verify compliance with any part of this Agreement. You acknowledge and agree that Apple may, without liability to you, access, use, preserve and/or disclose your Account information and Content to law enforcement authorities, government officials, and/or a third party, Now I realise that most people just click “accept” and never read the T&C’s, but this is what they are buying into. If people do t like it, use another Cloud provider, no one is forcing the to use Apple. Personally I prefer to use Dropbox So, the scanning of Photos, and other content on iCloud is not new, the automated scanning is, the same scanning used by Facebook, Twitter,Reddit, and many others. Just because Apple decide to use it, it becomes intrusive because everybody has a hard on for big bad Apple, furthermore this technology will only be used on US-Based users
  12. So you are concerned about what they are capable of rather than what they are actually doing. On that basis every woman in the world should be scared of Coss since he has a penis (assumption) therefore is capable of rape. Not inferring he is a rapist, but has the capacity to carry out such. Maybe I should be arrested for potential terrorism since I have to capacity to override safety systems,and drive the process unstable on process plants and make them explode. Everyone is capable of something. Having the capacity alone is not illegal, threatening to use ones capabilities or actually using them is. So, Coss, the potential rapist living his day to day life is not committing any crime but if he says “I am going to rape you” he is, much like Mekong with his knowledge is harmless unless I make a threat “I am going to blow your plant up”
  13. What proof do you have that the disable function is active once the device is activated, Samsung clearly stated Once connected for activation, the serial number is checked by the Samsung server and if found to be stolen all television functions are disabled. and not Every time connected for activation, the serial number is checked by the Samsung server and if found to be stolen all television functions are disabled. I think you are reading too much into this.
  14. From another article Found at Pol Col Thitisan's 60-million-baht house were 29 luxury cars worth more than 100 million baht in total, said a source. So, over 160 Million THB of assets on a Policeman’s wage, he wasn’t from a rich family.
  15. NACC investigating fugitive officer's unusual wealth The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is probing the unusual wealth of Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphon, the key suspect in the custodial killing of a drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan. The NACC has the authority to conduct this investigation along with the police investigation into the murder case, Niwatchai Kasemmongkol, NACC spokesman, said yesterday. Evidence about the suspect's unusual wealth has been compiled and will today be forwarded to the NACC's subcommittee on assets inspection for consideration, he said. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2171143/nacc-investigating-fugitive-officers-unusual-wealth
  16. If I am reading the article correctly the “disable” can only be carried out during the authentication/activation process, once authenticated then disable function is inactive Once connected for activation, the serial number is checked by the Samsung server and if found to be stolen all television functions are disabled. If I a, wrong maybe Samsung should change it to be such.
  17. Did I mention averages,This is something you have brought up to support your mistaken argument, I said that the rate was rising again. It is simple 18501 > 18417 > 17165, the number of daily cases is rising Also how can you say that the 7-day average is falling with only 7-days worth of data, you only have one 7-day average figure. As for 3-day average falling, On 23/8 17491 new cases (242deaths) On 24/8 17165 new cases (229 deaths) On 25/8 18417 new cases (297 deaths) On 26/8 18501 new cases (229 deaths) The 3-day average 23/24/25 is 17691 and for 24/25/25 18027.66, when I went to school 18027 was greater than 17691therefore the average is rising
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    Kratom, Legalised.

    Kratom consumption can lead to addiction,” says a website of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration that lists kratom among the agency’s “drugs of concern.” Coming from the nation which fed the world propaganda with “Reefer Madness”, I take most things Americans say with a pinch of salt Nimu Makaje, a Muslim community leader in Thailand’s southern province of Yala, expressed concern about abuse of the plant. Is there nothing Muslims are not concerned about, people enjoy Kratom, therefore it must be banned by the Koran. I just hope that all of those with Kratom convictions are given a pardon.
  19. How about the Italians, Greeks, Egyptians and Brits flying to the USA, namely The Leaning Tower of Pisa Replica Illinois Greek Panthenon Replica Tennessee Stonehenge Replica Virginia Egyptian Pyramid and Sphinx of Giza Replica Nevada London Bridge Replica Virginia https://www.foxworldtravel.com/5-popular-replicas-of-famous-landmarks-in-the-us/
  20. Don’t see why you are surprised, a SMART TV is to all intents and purposes just another Android device. They have an IMEI just like a mobile phone, which can be blocked remotely.
  21. On 24/8 17165 new cases (229 deaths) On 25/8 18417 new cases (297 deaths) On 26/8 18501 new cases (229 deaths) https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/thailand/ So, the reported number of CASES is RISING Do some research before making assumptions
  22. Daily Covid deaths soar to record 312 Thailand logged a record 312 new Covid-19 fatalities -- substantially more than the previous high of 239 -- and 20,515 new cases over the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Wednesday morning. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2167159/daily-covid-deaths-soar-to-record-312 So are they going up or down, does anyone of those clowns at CCSA thing they can spread blatant lies and fool people.
  23. At the end of June General Pinocchio said ”To prepare for reopening and manage the Covid-19 situation, from July onward, the Thai government aims to administer 10 million doses of the Covid-19 each month. By early October, nearly 50 million people, or at least 70% of the population, should have at least their first dose of the vaccine.” https://thethaiger.com/news/national/thailand-still-planned-to-fully-reopen-on-october-15-despite-covid-19-uptick At present, 5 weeks from this date the percentage of single vaccinated people is 30.66%. Vaccine roll out was 27 February 2021, so 30.66% in 25 weeks and another 39.34%i in the next 5 weeks? I thought the government said that people would be prosecuted for spreading fake news.
  24. Covid-19 Situation Administration to approve the re-opening of dine-in services for fully vaccinated customers. Considering only about 8.2% of population are fully vaccinated, most being elderly or ill, not many people will be dining out then. More bullshit from Ministry of Health to make things appear better than they actually are.
  25. Found the clip I was looking for.
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