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  • TECH

    Apathy reigns as Thailand continues to fail to embrace its potential

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 06/01/2010

    » After so many years of writing, I have ended up with a 'why bother' attitude when it comes to the more controversial news which should matter. Anyone remember the not-very-smart ID cards that cost 888 million baht and which, to this day, are not fully utilised?

  • LEARNING

    Temple of knowledge

    Learningpost, Published on 12/01/2010

    » A Buddhist temple in northeastern Thailand is deploying education as a highly effective tool to combat the trafficking in young hill tribe girls.

  • LEARNING

    A very weighty matter

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 24/01/2010

    » I caught my dear friend Evil Neil going through his New Year's presents last week as I paid him a visit in his office.

  • LEARNING

    Painting a masterstroke for students

    Learningpost, Purich Trivitayakhun, Published on 09/02/2010

    » Reeya Nalenkaew is very excited over his forthcoming participation in a national painting contest in Bangkok. He has been dedicating at least two hours a day for months preparing to compete in this competition.

  • LEARNING

    My favourite Valentine's day

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/02/2010

    » Valentine's Day is special for me - I first came to Thailand on that day in 1989. But there was another Valentine's Day in Thailand that turned out to be the most memorable in my life. It is not the most "sanook" story I have, but I am going to tell it to you anyway.

  • LEARNING

    Revolution through theatre

    Outlook, Samantha Deavin, Published on 17/02/2010

    » The word revolution brings to mind mutiny and rebellion. While there are no guns blazing, revolution is exactly what Khru Chang, owner of Moradokmai Home School and founder of the Pathum Thani International Theatre Festival, is trying to achieve - one of the education system.

  • TECH

    Out of the blue

    Database, Published on 17/02/2010

    » PM's Office Minister Sathit Wongnongtoey decided right out of the blue to call on the Magnificent Seven to get their act together and press ahead with an auction of third-generation phone bandwidth, and to heck with the consequences, constitution and so on; the National Telecommunications Commission, in his opinion, needs to move along because the public needs 3G. The National Telecommunications Commission chuckled at Mr Sathit, and made another decision to delay another project, this one the application by No 1 yuppiephone network Advanced Info Service of Shingapore to fire up its proposed roaming service with your TOT; the problem was so important that the NTC gave it to a deputy secretary, Thakorn Boonyasith, who said the proposed new TOT-AIS hookup could violate the terms of the old TOT-AIS concession; AIS wants to suck up most of the TOT's 3G bandwidth, such as it is, in return for which it will allow other customers to use AIS facilities for calls outside the small corner of Bangkok where 3G is actually available.

  • LEARNING

    A man and his Motor Mouse

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/03/2010

    » Imagine my surprise last week when a mouse stuck its head out of my car air-conditioner. It was late at night in the car park of Channel 3. It seems this little mouse had made a home in my car for more than a few days, which would explain the scuffling and shuffling heard on and off by yours truly this past week. Thank goodness it was a mouse and not the onset of schizophrenia.

  • LEARNING

    Dig deep for the future

    News, Lamphai Intathep, Published on 20/03/2010

    » Youngsters have been captivated by archaeology for many years and this brimming curiosity is now being used to cement ties with neighbouring countries.

  • TECH

    Going places with Google

    Database, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 31/03/2010

    » Holding three degrees in computer science and a MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), young Thai Pachara Boriboon can work for any company, though she prefers Google because of its start-up feeling and culture.

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