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Forum: Thailand
May 19, 10, 10:06 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

Many people now complaining that Twitter and...

Many people now complaining that Twitter and Facebook have been blocked here in the last 30 mins or so.

Try https:// rather than http://

It being illegal to use proxies and VPNs here to...
Forum: Thailand
May 19, 10, 8:02 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

Report earlier was that it was a hijacked bus...

Report earlier was that it was a hijacked bus (one of four taken today). It led to the entire BKK bus system being shut down around lunchtime.

For tourists worried about how to get to the airport,...
Forum: Thailand
May 19, 10, 6:08 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

Just a reminder that by law foreigners here are...

Just a reminder that by law foreigners here are supposed to carry their passport at all times.

At times like this, it's doubly recommended.

The curfew has been extended to "nearby cities and...
Forum: Thailand
May 19, 10, 4:16 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

A few more updates. Stock Exchange and...

A few more updates.

Stock Exchange and Channel 3 TV set on fire. Channel 3 now off-air.
Reports that Zeer Rangsit in northern BKK has also been set ablaze.
Siam Square cinema has collapsed after...
Forum: Thailand
May 15, 10, 9:51 pm
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

I'd second a rethink on the LM unless there's an...

I'd second a rethink on the LM unless there's an improvement in the situation before your trip.

I stayed there on Wednesday and Thursday nights - our office is on the other side of the road and I...
Forum: Thailand
May 14, 10, 1:21 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

It does seem to be kicking off again sadly. Tear...

It does seem to be kicking off again sadly. Tear gas, tyre burning on Rama IV. Q House on Sathorn being evacuated after glass broken by stray bullet. Residents around Lumpini being asked to leave...
Forum: Thailand
May 13, 10, 3:02 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

The latest as of lunchtime today is that last...

The latest as of lunchtime today is that last night's plan to bring the protest to an end will now be carried out tonight.

From 6pm tonight the following roads in the vicinity will be closed:
...
Forum: Thailand
May 1, 10, 7:13 am
Replies: 985
Views: 74,700
Posted By Meerkat

Not sure if this has been mentioned before on the...

Not sure if this has been mentioned before on the site, but here's a link (http://bit.ly/cKuEF5) to a google map someone's created showing the protest areas and flashpoints, which might help people...
Forum: Thailand
Dec 6, 08, 11:42 pm
Replies: 597
Views: 47,244
Posted By Meerkat

Thanks for those articles. No problems getting...

Thanks for those articles. No problems getting access to everything here at the moment - in fact I'm pretty surprised that the Economist website hasn't been blocked, although there was a poster in...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 27, 08, 5:54 am
Replies: 597
Views: 47,244
Posted By Meerkat

PM has announced States of Energency for both DMK...

PM has announced States of Energency for both DMK and BKK airports. Police (but not the military, which would also be allowed under an SoE) are being brought in to clear the mobs.

Boss of Airports...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 27, 08, 4:01 am
Replies: 597
Views: 47,244
Posted By Meerkat

North-eastern BKK suburbs, about 15mins drive...

North-eastern BKK suburbs, about 15mins drive past DMK going out of town. Luckily we flew back in a matter of hours before the thugs took over the airport. Was here for the last one too (and another...
Forum: Thailand
Nov 27, 08, 3:39 am
Replies: 597
Views: 47,244
Posted By Meerkat

A lot of talk on boards and in some press here...

A lot of talk on boards and in some press here this afternoon that there'll be another coup attempt tonight. There is a report in Thai Rath that some BKK MPs are asking for volunteers to block roads...
Nov 14, 08, 6:10 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By Meerkat

It's in the current CX on-board duty-free...

It's in the current CX on-board duty-free catalogue. Picked it up a couple of days ago. Can't remember what I paid, but no doubt it was more than the price on the earlier link I posted! ;)
Nov 13, 08, 8:08 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,106
Posted By Meerkat

Not quite the same (it only charges one thing at...

Not quite the same (it only charges one thing at a time), but I picked up one of these...
Forum: Thailand
Aug 31, 08, 5:55 am
Replies: 187
Views: 18,450
Posted By Meerkat

According to The Nation...

According to The Nation (http://nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/read.php?newsid=30082066), HKT/Phuket has reopened as of this afternoon Thai time.
Forum: Thailand
Aug 30, 08, 10:00 am
Replies: 187
Views: 18,450
Posted By Meerkat

Agreed (and I'm also totally in agreement with...

Agreed (and I'm also totally in agreement with your views vis-a-vis both Samak and the PAD). The English language press here is Bangkok-orientated - and of course it's the Bangkok middle classes (and...
Aug 1, 08, 6:12 am
Replies: 84
Views: 8,961
Posted By Meerkat

Been trekking almost continuously with my X1...

Been trekking almost continuously with my X1 since I got it, not long after they were released. Absolutely refuses to die in spite of much abuse on my part - indeed it's the most resilient piece of...
Forum: Thailand
Aug 1, 08, 12:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Meerkat

OK a disclaimer first of all as a friend owns one...

OK a disclaimer first of all as a friend owns one of the villas there (which is managed by the resort).

Aleenta Resort (http://www.aleenta.com/phuket/index.html), just over the bridge from Phuket...
Jun 30, 08, 3:13 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,683
Posted By Meerkat

Thanks for the explanation CBF. I was aware that...

Thanks for the explanation CBF. I was aware that certain appliances/components don't like pseudo-sinewaves, didn't realise it was that way for surge supporessors too.
Jun 29, 08, 9:31 am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,683
Posted By Meerkat

Here in Thailand we have pretty awful power too....

Here in Thailand we have pretty awful power too. When going down the UPS route I was advised by people here to also use a tap-change AVR to feed the UPS. Cleans most of the power problems before it...
Jun 3, 08, 3:32 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,933
Posted By Meerkat

Similar problem here in Thailand, with the 220v...

Similar problem here in Thailand, with the 220v supply running anywhere from 160v to 240v+! Add a noisy signal to the equation and computer components suffer greatly. I've now got Automatic Voltage...
Forum: Thailand
Mar 26, 08, 8:14 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 981
Posted By Meerkat

Well I for one hope everything is consolidated at...

Well I for one hope everything is consolidated at BKK (and that's in spite of living closer to DMK).
Anyone else note the point that now that the military have been booted back to where they belong,...
Forum: Thailand
Feb 29, 08, 1:05 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By Meerkat

You might want to try the island of Koh Samet, a...

You might want to try the island of Koh Samet, a few hours SE of BKK. Mostly Bangkokians going for the weekend, but much less crowded (usually) during the week, especially during term time. Many...
Feb 16, 08, 6:17 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,687
Posted By Meerkat

Got my first play with an MBA in a shop here in...

Got my first play with an MBA in a shop here in HK yesterday and came away feeling a little bit underwhelmed. Currently using a Dell X1 which has been wonderful, and was hoping the MBA would be the...
Feb 15, 08, 6:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By Meerkat

Yup!

Assuming you're using Windows, use Daemon Tools ( http://www.daemon-tools.cc/ ) which fools the PC to think that it has an extra drive (or drives if you want). You can mount any CD/DVD image onto...
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