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  1. Re: Walking ATM Con, accessed by fraudulent ethics.

    For Paul, it always comes down to money.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    http://youtu.be/SO-qULaAwMY
  3. News: Re: Bill proposes death for causing airport closure

    Actually, that was just about 6 years ago. Time flies, and blurs, in the land of constant protests.

    There has been some talk of a pending trial, with even more legal maneuvering to avoid one.
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    Might we suggest a "Photos" sub-forum, a place to share our photos? I think Guava's "process" thread has become a bit of a catchall.

    That way, we can start individual threads with individual...
  5. News: Re: Bill proposes death for causing airport closure

    Simply holding people responsible for such offenses would be a step forward!
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    Re: Photography questions & tips for beginners

    That asterisk is actually at both ends of the promotion. I followed the links all the way to the final cart, before checkout. The price stayed at $749 throughout. You might continue on to the cart...
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    I have a Samsung phone permanently retired to a self. I am now using a Nokia X "android" that will soon keep it company. The Samsung never would work, even after a couple trips to the shop. The Nokia...
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    I am still curious if this download was "automatic", or if you had to go to Apple and start it on request. Apple will, in most cases, warn you that your device must be powered, externally, before...
  9. News: Re: Loved and Hated, Former Premier of Thailand Is Erased From Textbook

    In the US, textbooks have been rewritten by both sides of you political divide.

    As far as internet information goes, it amazes me how many people will use a Wiki excerpt to back up some claim.
  10. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    This is Thailand!

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/world/article/thai-pm-questions-if-tourists-in-bikinis-safe-after-murders
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    Re: Apple iOS update due today

    If it is Bricked, they will hand you a new one under warranty.

    Is this an "automatic" update. That would be a first for Apple. Usually one has to request, and download, in realtime.

    Apple has...
  12. Pictures: Re: Wat Pariwat, aka the 'David Beckham temple', where creative monks reside

    Buddha left all this kind of stuff behind when he took the path to enlightenment.
  13. Pictures: Re: Wat Pariwat, aka the 'David Beckham temple', where creative monks reside

    When some Thais mention the "insensitivity" of farangs who want to bring a Buddha home to place in their garden, I always think of TEMPLES like Wat Pariwat!

    Then there is my all time favorite,...
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Although it doesn't have all the presets of Photomatix, Nik, or some other HDR programs, Photoshop has HDR processing. What I like about its HDR is that it simply combines the data in the images and...
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    Re: Just love!

    And here, in Thailand, there are a couple dozen different varieties ...
  16. News: Re: Pricey Microphone Scandal Greets Junta Cabinet

    How can you expect them to get the story straight if you don't give them sufficient time to make it up !?!

    I wonder if Bosch has the same 7 day return policy as Lotus and Big C ...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Snagged this guy tonight!

    http://www.imgclik.com/images/85888601017692176675.jpg

    Out of close to 100 images, only a couple keepers.
  18. News Update: Re: Young Thai Red Shirt Activist Kritsuda Khunasen Has Vanished

    Stories du jour ...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Finally, the weather has mellowed a bit and some butterflies passed through.

    A "Tiny Blue Grass" butterfly:

    http://www.imgclik.com/images/17145183355813063294.jpg

    The only "process" here is...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Love the clarity!
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    Re: Thought for the day

    Yes; I am always amazed by the number of people that, when asked if Thailand is safe, always reply "probably safer than your hometown."

    Yet, in my hometown, and most of the US for that matter,...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Better keep a taut leash on that boy. Next thing you know, he will start watching FOX News and join the Tea Party!
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    No khonrai, no one has won. This was not a contest.

    I made a simple request to have this example explained as a teaching method, by a practitioner of this method. This is something that you refuse...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Playing with the "oil paint" filter I see.

    Nice how the tones are mirrored in the background.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    @khonrai

    You are the teacher. You have said this is a way to explain place values and such - another way of looking at subtraction. You seem to lead us to believe that, in your opinion, it...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Walmart has a bunch:

    http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/military-time-watches
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    And then, there's my bug pic!

    Unfortunately, focus stacking only works well on static subjects. In Bangkok, flying insects are far too active.

    20378
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Exploring macro photography, I have done some experimenting in a process called "focus stacking". It allows one to increase the depth of field in macro shots. Numerous images are taken at different...
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    When I was working, in the States, I commuted by bicycle. No fuel costs and no parking problems.

    Here, in Bangkok, I ride around some of the small sois around my neighborhood.
  30. News: Re: Pricey Microphone Scandal Greets Junta Cabinet

    Government contracts - It's the same all over the world ....
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Nice one!
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I really wish that you would quit trying to categorize me. This "Fox News" thing you keep using is getting stale.

    Ironically, the reason most people don't like Fox News is that their opinion goes...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    The "old way", but not the "big stick learn learn learn" way, would explain the 3 as 3 "tens", the 4 as 4 "ones" and the 2 as 2 "hundreds". That isn't different. The values stay the same and the...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    You completely seem to miss, or avoid, my point.

    How does this method "explain" anything. It seems, at least to me, to be a very convoluted method to a simple subtraction problem.

    Were you a...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    If you ever need to estimate such things as tile, paint, wallpaper, or carpet, geometry comes in handy.

    I'd love to see Common Core's take on that discipline ...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I was using "Common Core math" as a term for the BS illustrated in the original post.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I see. That's much clearer that starting with ones, then tens, then hundreds.

    But, doing the Common Core math is what blows me away.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Explain the Common Core example above and how it makes "better", if any sense.
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    We're doomed!
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    All throughout school, I cut straight As in all my math courses up to college level probability and statistic. If I had been taught this way, I think I would have given up.

    But, with Common Core,...
  41. News: Re: PM vows to cleanse Thailand of corruption, make it a heaven of foreign investmen

    No comment allowed
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    Locals should pay the same price. But, when one resides here, and is not considered "local", based on one's appearance, ethnicity, or country of origin, we're talking flat out racism.

    Now, what is...
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    Unfortunately, the "resident" price doesn't hold for all Thai national parks. It's a hit and miss proposition.
  44. Re: Going To The Mountains for Two Weeks With "Heartwood of the Bodhi Tree"

    When I was single, living in Southern California, I would often spend a few days in the desert, off road, nothing but me and the desert. Definitely cleaning.

    Enjoy!
  45. Re: Phuket's Beaches: What Tourists Can Expect to Find Next High Season

    I wasn't turned off by the "nature"of the tourists. I was turned off by the sheer numbers of them.
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