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  1. That is not AFAIK slow release.

    Extended release preps are higher than 500 mg dose.

    Glocophage XR (750mg and 1000 mg)

    Have you tried being sure to take with food?

    It was actually "Glucophage" when last prescribed for me in the Kingdom.


  2. "condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance"

    Iow it is not quackery when I have used these and other methods successfully but You won't know that

    Until You try it YourSelf keeping in mind it takes practice to perfect anything.

    Proof please. Your word is not good enough.

    Some studies by proper qualified doctors with peer review would be good.

    Ask the CIA. They must have kept weight records for those patients to whom they introduced this or similar treatments.

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  3. Why was MH17 flying over near/over a war zone?

    The management/owners of Malay Airlines are responsible for putting the passengers/crew in danger. Whilst they are not guilty of actually destroying the plane, just like they were not responsible directly for MH370, the level of incompetence and arrogance of the owners/management is unbelievable for NOT rerouting their flights. It is time to shut these cowboy airlines down.

    Not just Malaysian Airlines but Thai, Virgin, KL and many other carriers have up to last Thursday with the downing of MH17 been overflying this same war zone, in spite of 3 other Ukrainian aircraft having been downed by the Russians just this past week. The FAA told all US carriers months ago to avoid this airspace, but apparently many other carriers ignored such warnings.

    Heard today on the news from US intelligence and military sources that the Russians had to be the ones who launched this missile, from within Ukrainian airspace, since it takes min. 2 years of training to use this particular Russian ground to air launcher, along with requiring some technical maintenance staff who know how to align the radar and other electronic equipment once the launcher reaches a launch destination. This is required since during the movement of the launcher, all of the sensitive electronics gets bounced around a lot.

    Ukrainian separatists could not possibly launch this missile without a Russian trained military person having been there pushing the button. Intelligence sources said they had apparently used the launcher radar only and not the transponder, which would have determined it was a commercial and not military transporter flight.

    Big mistake made by Russians on the ground but Putin will not admit this terrible mistake and wants to blame everyone else instead of taking the responsibility, which would not sit well with his Russian support base he has built up with 80% of the population. This will hopefully be a game changer and wake up call to the EU so they will finally sign up to the level of sanctions needed against the Russian banking and O&G sectors of their economy to make them realize this aggression must stop against their neighboring countries. This would be the ONLY bright spot potentially coming out of this tragedy. Putin let lose the lions of war and now he needs to put them back into their cages.

    But Putin is no fool. So why is it that he has not used the "Vincennes Gambit" as previously deployed by the USA? Just say: "Yes, we did it, but we thought that we were under attack from a hostile military aircraft, which makes it all perfectly okay." Then award medals to the persons responsible for pressing the button. Problem solved.


  4. The boatmen would have known the water was rough that day, yes? From the video it appears they aren't even LOOKING at the boys. They ought to use this horrible incident as a reason to change the laws. The penalty is an insult.

    "... change the laws". Is it actually the case that under Thai law I have an obligation (punishable as a crime in default) to go to the aid of a person, young or old, who has put himself in danger and I have not caused or contributed to his peril? Presumably it must be, or else these boatmen should not have been fined. Can anybody point me to the Article of the Thai Criminal Code where this provision can be found? Before we talk about changing laws, we need to know precisely what is the existing law that reputedly needs changing.

    Answering my own question - found it: Section 374. Maximum penalties 1 month's imprisonment and/or 1,000 baht fine.

    So if heroism is obligatory and not voluntary, is it heroism at all?


  5. The boatmen would have known the water was rough that day, yes? From the video it appears they aren't even LOOKING at the boys. They ought to use this horrible incident as a reason to change the laws. The penalty is an insult.

    "... change the laws". Is it actually the case that under Thai law I have an obligation (punishable as a crime in default) to go to the aid of a person, young or old, who has put himself in danger and I have not caused or contributed to his peril? Presumably it must be, or else these boatmen should not have been fined. Can anybody point me to the Article of the Thai Criminal Code where this provision can be found? Before we talk about changing laws, we need to know precisely what is the existing law that reputedly needs changing.


  6. I took up electronic cigarettes a few months ago - replaced "smoking" with "vaping." Zero (or minimal) carcinogens; no smoker's cough; no staining of hands or teeth; zero (or negligible) smells to disturb others; no inclination or desire to smoke a conventional cigarette; significant saving of money. Provided that I remember to carry my supply of nicotine juice and a spare charged battery, I am a happy former smoker. The Missus has taken it up as well, but still carries a pack of Sai Fon as a precaution against having no viable e-cig on hand. Lots of interest from Thai friends in the village but, strangely, none of them has indicated any intention to follow our lead, possibly because of the cost of a starter kit - approximately 1,500 baht.

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  7. Thank you very much, kkerry, for your response and the suggestion contained within it. Unfortunately I have been unable to achieve success (after 12 attempts). Whatever I do I end up being taken back to the Microsoft "New Hardware Wizard" which invariably finishes by informing me that the device is not properly installed. Never mind; it probably does not matter much as the Bluetooth connectivity is okay. But, next time the opportunity arises, I shall certainly go and enquire at the i-Mobile shop.


  8. I purchased an i-Mobile i-STYLE 2.1 smartphone a couple of weeks ago and wonder if anyone here can help me with a question.

    I am very pleased with the phone - dual-SIM and excellent value for money for under 3,000 baht. It seems to have all of the facilities that I would ever wish to use with the sole exception of GPS which I have, on the move, via my tablet devices anyway.

    I have encountered only one problem. When I connect the phone by USB lead to my Netbook (Windows XP SP3) I get the usual Windows dialogue asking me to install the driver setup software but there was no setup disk supplied with the device (nor is there any mention of it in the handbook) and my attempts to locate appropriate software/drivers on the 'Net have to date proved unsuccessful.

    If you have one of these and have managed to locate and install the requisite drivers then it would help me greatly if you could please reveal from where you obtained them. I have not yet had an opportunity to take the obvious course of enquiring at a dedicated i-Mobile shop - the nearest one is 70km distant from me and I shall probably not be in that area for several weeks.


  9. Having recently acquired my first AIS 3G 2100 SIM I find that my subscribed package (89 baht/week unlimited data, first 300Mb tolerably quick, after that treacle-slow) apparently includes access to AIS Wi-fi hotspots. Does anybody know, please, if any such hotspots exist in or around Chiang Rai?

    I am located right out in the sticks and although I have the benefit of a reasonably strong 2G signal, I have yet to see the 3G icon light up on my phone, let alone encounter any Wi-Fi availability.

    I do not go to Chiang Rai town very often, but when I do it would be nice to know whether or not I can in practice make use of what could be a valuable facility for the purpose of software updates or similar downloads of substantial size.


  10. What about arguing about the transliteration of Thai words? What's the general feeling on the acceptability of that?

    Yeah, let's do that one!

    RANT

    It really annoys me when someone writes 'khii' for pooh, when it is actually pronounced 'khee'

    And what about 'mai' for not, when it is pronounced 'my'

    If you are going to use transliteration why deliberately write something down that sounds nothing like the real word !!!!!!!

    /END OF RANT

    What really gets me going is people who purport to rant about transliteration when they should be ranting about transcription.


  11. from the forum netiquette guide;
    3. If possible please proofread your post first, poor grammar and spelling can make the post difficult to understand. However be aware that not every member is a native English speaker and excessive posts regarding others spelling and grammar not only hijacks the topic but is poor netiquette.

    General consensus is, if you can understand the poster then there is no need to get nit picky about the spelling or grammar.

    So why require proofreading "if possible"? In fact, why bother with any standards or self-respect or respect for others whatsoever?


  12. Generally it is just bad form.

    When done in a condescending or mocking manner, then yes it is a personal attack and as such a flame.

    What makes me laugh is that the half-wits generally don't understand that the posters are not native speakers and it just makes the flamer look even more stupid.

    Agreed. But the strange thing is that the dreadful misuse of the apostrophe (worst IMO is the erroneous insertion in plurals) appears to be the habit almost exclusively of (some) real native speakers of English. Merely evidence, I suppose, of the gradual descent into semi-literacy of a substantial section of the British population. No useful purpose is served in publishing a correction, as the miscreants invariably indicate that they do not care. I wonder if this may perhaps be a group which exhibits a higher than average incidence of those who favour tattoos, body piercing and so forth.


  13. Girl in the pizza shop spok very good english to me the other day. I asked her where she learned today when paying my bill. She was Squirming with embarassment until she finally confessed she had lived in Australia. Why so ashamed? I mean, maybe she got a scholarship to read for her PHD at a university there. Why should I automatically assume she shagged her way there and came back with enough cash for the cheeky little Vios she drives around in.

    ANother "woman" there has just got a new (red plate) mazda 2. One doesn't have to guess too hard as to how she paid for it. Obviously it was from serving pizza. in our quiet little village.

    Big assumptions, and not very nice ones.

    If you see a black man driving a Benz, do you assume he's a drug dealer? - some people do.

    Statisticians?

    Of course, he could be a pimp. Or a chauffeur. Or Head of the UK Racial Equality Commission.


  14. Surely it's a joke to mention AIS. For simplicity, get a HAPPY Simple SIM. 49 baht at 7/11. Easily available. Each 60 baht top up will extend your validity to one year.

    For International calls I would recommend you keep another card on standby; TRUE Inter, again 49 baht. International calls from 1 baht via 00600.

    The question was "Best Pre-paid Mobile Phone Deal?", not just any mobile phone deal. :rolleyes:

    You think DTAC is "Best" in an area like mine where they have (very) poor coverage? In the mountains of Chiang Rai AIS blows them away and AFAIK AIS has good coverage just about everywhere throughout the Kingdom.

    It seems that you can see something the rest of us cannot.... the title must read to you Best Pre-paid Mobile Phone Deal in the mountains of Chiang Rai?. :rolleyes:

    "Best Coverage" is self-evidently a significant component of "Best Deal". A little help required here for the hard of thinking, it seems.


  15. Surely it's a joke to mention AIS. For simplicity, get a HAPPY Simple SIM. 49 baht at 7/11. Easily available. Each 60 baht top up will extend your validity to one year.

    For International calls I would recommend you keep another card on standby; TRUE Inter, again 49 baht. International calls from 1 baht via 00600.

    The question was "Best Pre-paid Mobile Phone Deal?", not just any mobile phone deal. :rolleyes:

    You think DTAC is "Best" in an area like mine where they have (very) poor coverage? In the mountains of Chiang Rai AIS blows them away and AFAIK AIS has good coverage just about everywhere throughout the Kingdom.


  16. IMO it is pretty obvious that a vulcanic eruption is an event from nature, and not a weather condition.

    Thank you for your opinion, do you have any legal definition/ precedent to back it up? Weather is an event from nature too. How do you distinguish?

    No I don't this is simply common sense.

    He, this is life, things go wrong, and sometimes you just suffer damages from them. Accept it and move on.

    But the risk of "things going wrong" is precisely why the OP paid an insurance premium. It now appears that he may perhaps have received poor cover and/or is having a valid claim unjustly and unlawfully denied.


  17. What is the exact wording from the "risks covered" and "exclusions" sections of your policy document?

    Is the insurer a Thai company and was the policy taken in Thailand and expressed to be written under Thai law?

    I took the insurance from AA Insurance brokers, the Thai visa insurers. The company is Pacific Cross .'Bon Voyage Travel Insurance' based in HK

    Section 8b says ( I precis)

    Travel delay:

    in the event of 'serious weather conditions'..............up to $800 for public transportation expenses necessarily incurred as a direct consequence of the travel delay but only if the insured person has to reroute his trip due to cancellation of a prior confirmed booking

    Flight on 19th from CNX BKK Bahrain Paris delayed, next flight 25th arrive 26th. Train tickets, bought and paid for 23rd Paris Lausanne Paris return cancelled and rebooked for 28th. It is the train tickets that I want compensation for, new tickets cost about 340 euro for 2 persons

    All booked before Volcano!

    Are you saying that "serious weather conditions" is the only insured contingency under the interference with travel section of cover. Is there no relevant exclusion clause.

    Bear in mind in cases like this if there is an ambiguity it would be construed (under English law - quite likely to apply to a contact written by a Hong Kong company) against the insurance company under the contra proferentem principle. But you do not identify the law of your policy. Have the brokers offered no help?

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