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Justin Trudeau Earns Nickname ‘Little Potato’ During Trip To China

15 June 2018 - 11:13


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Bangkok A Cheap Posting For Expats, Says Nestpick

13 June 2018 - 04:06

Bangkok is ranked as the 62nd most expensive city to relocate to, says furnished apartment aggregator Nestpick.

Expats looking to relocate to the city can expect to shell out US$1,112 (35,700 baht) in their first month in the city, a figure which includes a $79 visa fee, $440 for rent, $17 for internet, $20 for phone, $37 for transport and $516 for food.

While Bangkok is one of the cheapest relocations worldwide, it's still more expensive than other cities in the region, including Kuala Lumpur, where expats can expect to spend $1,014.

Dubai is the most expensive relocation, based on a first-month living cost of $4,251.68, with high rent prices and visa fees. Cairo is the least expensive, based on a first-month living cost of $656.80, with cheap rent prices and affordable food and drink, according to Nestpick.


According to the study, New Zealand has the highest visa fees, at $2,159.46, and the longest visa processing time, at 381 days. San Francisco has the priciest rent, at $2379, while Bangalore has the cheapest, at $160.


Wtf Is Wrong With Gmail?

04 June 2018 - 09:28

Every week or so, it seems, effing Gmail decides that my password is wrong. I usually just go ahead and change it, getting the require code by phone, and resetting the bloody damned thing. That's what I did last week, and right now it's telling me my password is wrong again!  :angryfire:

But today it's even more fucked up than ever. Instead of accepting the password I set last week (and have before me written in my notebook), it tells me I should reset my password. But in order to do that, I must first copy down some gibberish "word" that appears on the page or whatever I hear when I push the speaker icon. However, copying the word exactly accomplishes nothing, and there is no way I can understand the long passage of a space alien language that is played on the speaker. The GD motherfucking piece of shit Gmail just goes in a circle. There is no way I can reset my password, since it won't let me get out of their endless loop.

Have I been infected by a virus, or does Gmail just plain hate me?   :banghead:  :cussing: :redflag:

Appeal Court Dismisses Case Against British Activist

01 June 2018 - 02:10

An appeal court on Thursday vindicated a British labour rights activist entangled in a years-long legal confrontation with a fruit-packing company after he publicised alleged human rights violations at its factory.

The legal victory for Andy Hall was welcomed by Amnesty International but is not necessarily the end of protracted court battles that forced him to leave Thailand in 2016.




Ah, The Good Old Days ...

18 May 2018 - 15:27

... though I didn't get here until1973.