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    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    Hi, > I expect the designated insurance companies will increase their rates for farang Interesting you say this. My wife's health insurance was due for renewal this week. Price had gone up 26%! over last year. Contacted the company (Aetna) to ask why the huge increase. First reaction from the sales guy was to immediately offer me a 10% discount, which of course made me even more suspicious. When pressed for an answer he quoted some company BS about health care inflation, which was 8.8% this year. He had no answer when I asked what accounted for the other 17% of the increase. I'll be shopping around for a new insurance company, although I expect that they are all the same. Crooks and one and all Sanuk!
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    Hi, Gonna shamelessly plug a project I've been involved with over the last several months, a sattelite launch! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ambasat/ambasat-1-an-educational-space-satellite-kit/description Feel free to help spread the word of this KickStarter campaign. Sanuk!
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    Thailand finally has a government!

    Hi, What a surprise. With the deck stacked so heavily in his favor, this outcome was all but certain. Whether or not this was 'democratic' though can be debated. Sanuk!
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    How do I get my browser back into English?

    Hi, Not sure if this can be changed. You might have to delete the browser and download/install an English version. Sanuk!
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    Hi, Said I wasn't getting involved again, but have to set the record straight. We have a battery indicator on the dashboard and emails are sent out when the battery is down to 30%. Furthermore, our server sends out an email if a device has missed sending data within a certain timeframe. So, in the case of power / internet outage, the user will still get notified. As you point out yourself, we are not dealing with equipment which needs to be monitored every second nor would a failure to record something cause a major disaster. For our target market, a sampling rate of once per hour is already more than sufficient. And, on a side note, I kinda resent your immediate reaction that we are amateurs without having any clue as to what we do, who we are or what our collective experience is. Sanuk!
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    Global RIP thread

    Hi, To cut down on the RIP threads, Bust suggested we just have one RIP thread for all the RIP messages. Thought it a good idea, so let's use this thread for any RIP messages from now on. I'll sticky it for easy finding. Sanuk!
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    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    Hi, " they don't even know yet " And that sums up Thai government Sanuk!
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    Hi, BTW, just to clarify, John_Betong is friends with some of the people behind AmbaSense (including me), but not otherwise linked to the company. The site linked was developed by him and accesses some of our development/test data. It is not representative of the dashboard available to our clients Sanuk!
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    Mekong, Have you actually read the website to understand what it is we offer? Not sure if you are having a laugh with the comments you are making or are actually trying to be insulting. Either way, I'm done with the conversation. Oh, and for the record, server is in a datacenter, so yes, UPS is available. We also notify users when the connection to their sensor goes offline (for whatever reason on their end). And we have code in place to check for false negatives. Just because you have 40 years experience dealing with sensors, doesn't mean nobody else knows what they are doing. Sanuk!
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    Hi Mekong, Totally different industry. A restaurant needs to know - and be able to proof - that their fridges and freezers have been operating below a certain temperature. Because, if they get too hot the food needs to be thrown out. So, yes, very important for them to know if the temp goes too high, which is much more likely due to human error (i.e. forgot to close the door) than to mechanical failure of the fridge. Sanuk!
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    Hi, Sure, not groundbreaking, but how many restaurant owners can afford an industrial sized solution? The advantage of our system is that it is cheap and very easy to use. You literally just put the device in the fridge after it has been hooked up to the WiFi, and there is an easy online dashboard where you can keep track of the temps and set alerts. Temp goes over or under the limit, an email or SMS is sent to you. Sanuk!
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    Hi Pom Michael, >Lets talk soon about this. Sure. Any time. Hi Mekong, We sell temperature sensors for fridges/freezers as well as care homes. These are connected via WiFi or Lorawan to a server which can send out email/SMS notifications when certain limits are exceeded. For more info: https://ambasense.com/ Sanuk!
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    Hi, >Not sure of the point - even reading the whole thing - especially the "What can I do with my satellite?" section. To be honest, I am not all that clear on this myself It is mostly my business partners idea, in part to promote the rest of the business (we sell IoT temperature sensors). The general idea is that this is for people to play around with, a bit like Radioman mentioned. Targetted at the same people buying a raspberry pi. >KS - are you buying a kit to send up? No, I wouldn't have a clue how to put it together. I'm a complete newb when it comes to hardware. My part of this is to write the dashboard and server-side application. Sanuk!
  14. Hi, The poll is mostly a joke, I think. My guess is that whichever party wins, Prayuth will still get 'elected' PM. He basically only needs 1/4 of the votes. Marcel
  15. Hi, Positive discrimination is still discrimination. Sanuk!
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    Taxi Complaint

    Hi, I think you can call the Land Transport Department Hotline at 1584. Sanuk!
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    Smog forces all Bangkok schools to close

    Hi, Did you expect anything else? Sanuk!
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    Smog forces all Bangkok schools to close

    Hi, " Maybe they should use drones to fly babies around " What? And put all the storks out of business? Sanuk!
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    Date Set For ‘Black Panther’ Poaching Verdict

    HI< He will get a slap on the wrist at most Sanuk!
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    March 24 set as the national election day : EC

    Hi, Not holding my breath. Sanuk!
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    Buying A Condo

    Hi, We're in the process of buying a condo (new development) and I would appreciate any hints & tips to look out for. To be honest, I am rather unclear on the whole process. We've had a look at the finished condo already and will be looking again this Saturday to see if the issues we identified have been fixed. Mortgage from the bank (in my wife's name, as is the condo) has been approved already. I know we will have to also pay the remainder of the money (sale price - deposits paid - mortgage from the bank) via cashier's cheque, but know idea of how to get such a cheque or what else to expect / look out for. The development company is supposed to send me more details via email, but not yet received them. Also, does anyone know a good lawyer to help us deal with this? Sanuk!
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    Do Not Learn Thai

    Hi, Fully agree with Stick on this one. Without being able to speak Thai, I would never have been able to integrate into the family as well as I have now. I am 'uncle' to my nephews and nieces, not 'the farang'. It also gives you a distinct advantage in the job market, as - even though they usually have a uni degree - the vast majority of Thai office workers are totally uncomfortable in English. When I started my current job, the very first thing my staff asked was "Can he speak Thai?". They now pretty much exclusively speak Thai to me, same goes for the majority of my Thai colleagues. One of them actually asked me to speak at her wedding a few days back (I declined as I would be mortified speaking in front of 300-400 strangers ). Been here 20+ years and never had a negative experience due to speaking Thai. Sanuk!
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    Thaksin's son tipped to help lead Pheu Thai campaign

    Hi, " that former prime minister Thaksin will still be running the party " Fixed it. Sanuk!
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    Login problems

    Hi, Looks like there are people who are experiencing problems logging into the board after the upgrade. The likely reason for this is that we had to change from using the username to the display name during the upgrade. So, if your username and display name are not the same, you will now need to use your display name to login. You can also use the email address linked to the account to login. The display name is the name which shows up next to your posts, i.e. this one: Sanuk!