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    Have you come across Blue yet? Actually that...

    Have you come across Blue yet?

    Actually that doesn't sound quite right. Let me rephrase the question...

    ... Oh stuff it, never mind :)
  2. The Aussie media Is a bit like a young child at...

    The Aussie media Is a bit like a young child at times in that it seems to struggle with understanding where the boundaries are. Just because something is happening outside Australia, and Australia...
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    ^^ actually, I stand a little corrected. Full...

    ^^ actually, I stand a little corrected.

    Full of self-righteous indignation about the number of reported drone near-misses, I had a quick look at YouTube to see if there was any footage of of...
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    Yup, short of the thing splatting itself against...

    Yup, short of the thing splatting itself against the cockpit windscreen I reckon it's pretty good going for the pilots to have identified it as a drone whilst travelling towards it at 160 knots or so...
  5. Unlikely she had those either.

    Unlikely she had those either.
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    Thrice

    Thrice
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    Golly - as in 'Gosh', although the PC vandals...

    Golly - as in 'Gosh', although the PC vandals consigned the Robertson's Golly to history's dustbin too.

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2016/04/588.jpg
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    The original video that clips were taken from in...

    The original video that clips were taken from in Dapper's post was pretty amusing. I particularly liked the letters from irritated MacAfee anti-virus users.
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    Davis, he's from Texas. You have to make...

    Davis, he's from Texas. You have to make allowances.

    Shooting at random stuff is a fundamental self-sustaining requirement for any Texan in the same way that breathing might be for you or me.
    ...
  10. ^ Perhaps Blue's the one on the left? ...

    ^ Perhaps Blue's the one on the left?

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    Fred - as others have suggested, ask around in...

    Fred - as others have suggested, ask around in the village a bit and see if there is someone locally who can give you a price to build. Show pictures of what you want and they should be able to give...
  12. Actually the Saudi's do have experience in doing...

    Actually the Saudi's do have experience in doing this sort of thing. The King Fahd causeway linking Saudi and Bahrain is 25 kms long and was built by the Dutch to what seems to have been a very...
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    Fred - exactly as Betty says. It's not just...

    Fred - exactly as Betty says. It's not just customs but pretty much everyone in the shipping food chain in Thailand will see you as:

    1) A foreigner, naive to local costs and procedures, coming...
  14. From that report, and given that the plane came...

    From that report, and given that the plane came down a few hundred metres short of the runway, it sounds as if there was an argument in the cockpit about whether to abort or continue with the...
  15. They need to get a move on with this. With oil...

    They need to get a move on with this. With oil prices at their current levels Saudi's going to run out of money in about five years time...
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    Fred, a few words of advice from someone who...

    Fred, a few words of advice from someone who recently shipped things to Isaan:

    1) Make sure that you have got a price for 'Door to door' shipping to your house in Sisaket, not just a 'Door to...
  17. The story has hit the back pages of the local...

    The story has hit the back pages of the local news rag in Dubai.

    I quite like the quoted statement at the end of the article. For once I find myself in complete agreement with McDonalds as it...
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    You'll be OK Fred. You asked for advice on the...

    You'll be OK Fred. You asked for advice on the forum and many folks chimed in with solid, heartfelt suggestions based on protecting yourself if the worst were to happen. I don't know the statistics...
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    Fred, not wanting to jump to conclusions about my...

    Fred, not wanting to jump to conclusions about my countrymen, a few of which are fine people, but this alone is a major cause for concern...

    I'm also not going to make assumptions as to your level...
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    Fred - for what it's worth I'll chime in both to...

    Fred - for what it's worth I'll chime in both to repeat some of what has been said here already and also to give you some of my personal experience on "returning to the village".

    I'm from the UK,...
  21. Yup, agree with that. The European Court of...

    Yup, agree with that.

    The European Court of Human Rights upheld France's 'Burqa ban' as, in spite of the the claim that it was "inhumane and degrading, against the right of respect for family and...
  22. Thread: Bedford brakes

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    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2016/04/88.jpg...

    https://teakdoor.com/images/imported/2016/04/88.jpg

    ... and there was the conspiracist in me getting all excited thinking that 'Bedford Brakes' was a development of the 'Boston Brakes'...
  23. Says it all. I'm a long way off retirement, but...

    Says it all. I'm a long way off retirement, but all things being equal I'd choose to retire in Malaysia where one can, within reasonable limits, settle. I would then travel to Thailand as a tourist...
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    I had to look up what Dink meant. Wikipedia...

    I had to look up what Dink meant. Wikipedia lists it as slang for the following four things:


    A term for the penis
    A hypocorism for the given name Dennis
    Military slang for a recruit in...
  25. Krapina - a cross between Korat and Nakhorn...

    Krapina - a cross between Korat and Nakhorn Rathchasima perhaps?

    Kurgen's onto something here...
  26. If ever there was a sign that you were needed out...

    [/B]Don't be ridiculous

    Tanzania expats forum
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    Pat. Did you open that link? 1 post in 2 days.

    The front page has threads on it with last post 2 months ago![/QUOTE]

    If ever there...
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    He presented a Discovery Channel series called...

    He presented a Discovery Channel series called "Flying Heavy Metal" where he introduced and flew several aircraft giving a bit of a history of commercial aviation. I can't remember exactly how he...
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    Reminds me of the Aussie joke: "Bunnings...

    a head but[/QUOTE]

    Reminds me of the Aussie joke:

    "Bunnings Warning

    I'm not usually one for posting warnings about potential scams but I had a close call on Sunday. I walked into Bunnings...
  29. It'd be the drugs that do that

    It'd be the drugs that do that
  30. One of the more exciting things to have happened...

    One of the more exciting things to have happened in Doha in a long while.
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    Yup, fully agree with both Sabang and Thaimeme as...

    Chaiyaphum is one of those hidden treasures - little known province.[/quote]

    Yup, fully agree with both Sabang and Thaimeme as well as Elation's comments. We built a house in the hills up there a...
  32. Barely scratching the surface. From...

    Barely scratching the surface.


    From Wikipedia:

    The Royal Thai Police (RTP) (Thai: สำนักงานตำรวจแห่งชาติ) are the national police force of Thailand. The RTP employs between 210,700 and 230,000...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNSTerj2Kc As...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSNSTerj2Kc

    As if that wasn't bad enough, look who was presenting Top of the Pops that week...

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  34. OK, a bit of TD CSI here. The yacht has an...

    OK, a bit of TD CSI here.

    The yacht has an interesting rig (if you're into that sort of thing). It's a cat rigged wishbone ketch which is pretty rare. In the late 70's or maybe early 80's a...
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    And that's exactly the problem. Why do these...

    And that's exactly the problem.

    Why do these Chinese tourists come? Because they can go on an adventure in foreign lands using their nice, shiny new cars.

    Why are the local Thais upset? ...
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    I wonder if this will apply to all foreign...

    I wonder if this will apply to all foreign drivers? The Malaysians would be a little nonplussed with all this nonsense I'd imagine.

    On saying that, passports and car registration documents are...
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    I use dohop.com Best to narrow the search by...

    I use dohop.com

    Best to narrow the search by number of stops etc otherwise you do end up with some ridiculously long transit times.

    Re. Earl's post on flights via Doha - they opened a new...
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    Good luck with the role Neo. There are a large...

    Good luck with the role Neo. There are a large amount of complicated, high-end cars out here and, on the basis that getting many things done out here is a bit of a lottery, I'd suspect there's not a...
  39. Sounds about as straightforward a rewards...

    Sounds about as straightforward a rewards programme as the new Teakdoor repo system.
  40. His final post here in September last year was...

    His final post here in September last year was faintly worrying. I hope the guy is doing OK.
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    My advice would be to keep Doha very, very low on...

    My advice would be to keep Doha very, very low on the list. Shanghai and London are in a different league.

    It's been a few years since I've spent any time in Shanghai, but LT and Baas's comments...
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    ^ probably because the thread is now nearly ten...

    ^ probably because the thread is now nearly ten years old.

    By now wherever the photos were saved on the net has sunk back into the IT primordial swamp together with things like the 486 computer...
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    Clint Eastwood in Pink Cadillac?

    Clint Eastwood in Pink Cadillac?
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    Serious answer... I was working in KL and an...

    Serious answer...

    I was working in KL and an opportunity came up to run our Manila office.

    The US HQ told me that they knew all about what goes on in parts of Asia and there was no way that...
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    It's strange how things stick in your head. ...

    Yeah its just an Illusion :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQ95XzvJtvs[/QUOTE]

    It's strange how things stick in your head.

    Imagination came out with that song in 1982 when relations with...
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    ^ or perhaps get into the printing press...

    ^ or perhaps get into the printing press business...?

    :)
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    Illusion? Illusion? Certainly not Jeff. ...

    Illusion?

    Illusion?

    Certainly not Jeff. America is a country of substance. It's backed up with the Fed's printing presses. Great big ones, and there's loads of them.

    There's nothing to...
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    Ummmm, well, possibly. Perhaps some...

    Ummmm, well, possibly.



    Perhaps some bracing would be a good idea, yes indeed.

    In terms of supporting the roof against the forces of gravity you can make the extensions as long as you like...
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    My advice therefore stands Goodness Wasp,...

    My advice therefore stands



    Goodness Wasp, I believe the man has a point. Shame he gave no indication as to what doing it properly would entail.



    It's a Thai building thread so I'm not...
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    ^ just to clarify, the back pillars I'm referring...

    ^ just to clarify, the back pillars I'm referring to are the two concrete ones, not to be confused with the two pillocks holding up the roof beams behind (one of whom appears to have wandered off for...
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