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  1. Fake news started by Sir Richard Barrow, or Lord Barrow of Patpong, or whatever we're supposed to call him now, lol. Thai Immigration said they have no intention of doing this.
  2. This is quite an interesting explanation of the meaning of vaccine efficacy and how it differs from effectiveness. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/health/covid-vaccine-95-effective.html
  3. Reports that one hospital group has ordered many doses of vaccine for its own use on staff, and also for sale, but it's the Sinovac version. Charging 3,200 Baht for something that costs $5, sigh. Better to wait until the AstraZeneca vaccine is available. You might be able to get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, but I wouldn't trust the Thais to have stored them properly.
  4. Just heard from my cousin in Gloucester that her uncle has died of Covid in hospital. He didn't have it when he went in, which was due to breaking his leg, but he caught it somehow while in the hospital and, being pretty old, it was fatal. RIP Leighton.
  5. I just got a smidgen over 41 to the GBP off TW on a grand sent here. Of course, after their fee I only ended up with 40,785 Baht in my bank account, but it sure beats the 36,xxx I was getting a year or so ago. Onward and upward!
  6. I just watched this one from 2016 and thought it was excellent, how age and pragmatism mellowed two of the most dangerous people in Ireland: Meaney is brilliant as McGuinness and, if you can forget that Spall is much smaller than Ian Paisley was, then his portrayal of the man is pretty good too. It probably won't mean much to younger (non-Irish) people, but for those of us who lived through the troubles it's quite riveting. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4826674/
  7. I'm glad you're happy with it. My first TV here was a 48 inch Samsung with a home-entertainment system, i.e. a DVD player with sub-woofer and five speakers attached. These have gone well out of date now and the all-in-one soundbars are the must-have accessory. When I bought the next TV a bit over three years ago, a 65 inch Samsung series 9, I listened to a couple of soundbars and decided that I preferred the version with a separate sub-woofer (it was also usefully cheaper than the version with the sub-woofer built-in, not that that influenced me, lol). When they set the TV up the sou
  8. It doesn't seem to apply here in Government House, lol...
  9. On NYD, appropriately, I watched this one: It starts off well, with some genuinely funny pieces taking the mick not just of the US but the UK and several other countries too. Then, as always seems to happen these days, they get obsessed with slagging off Trump and it becomes an unfunny US political doc. A shame, if they'd kept up the pace of the first 20 or 30 minutes throughout, it might have been a classic.
  10. Time to disable updates... ...with them sounding that enthusiastic, they might even start charging for Win10!
  11. Thai Visa says that there were 82 cases of local transmission to Thais, and the remaining 439 cases were migrant workers. As long as they've got all the migrant workers penned up in their dormitories, à la Singapore, then fine, but from the number of infections by province I get the impression that the infected migrant workers are all over the place.
  12. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/2045883/thailand-logs-527-new-covid-cases-tuesday ...and another 527 new cases today, all but 6 of them local transmissions. But how many of them were among migrant workers and how many were Thais? It's like being Mystic Meg, trying to understand what's going on from incomplete and often contradictory data.
  13. But not Bangkok??? No illegal gambling dens, and no Covid either, who would ever have thought it!
  14. I don't know if you'd make money out of it, but I'd love to see a smallholding that specialises in growing non-Thai chillies. Things like jalapenos, Scotch Bonnets, habaneros, and maybe even the ultra-hot ones like the Carolina Reaper. The Thais might be interested in them, but their cuisine isn't designed for the very hot peppers, so I'm not sure you'd sell many to them. The farang market in Pattaya, Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and so on might be large enough to make it viable, if you could find a way of distributing them.
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