China will consider Thailand's request for nuclear technology transfer and road and railway links between the two countries through Laos and Vietnam, according to Thai government spokesman Chaiya Yimwilai.
Thai Prime Minister Gen. Surayud Chulanont and visiting Chinese defence minister Gen Cao Gangchuan, held talks here Monday.
Mr. Chaiya said the Thai premier discussed with Gen.Cao, who is also vice chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China and a state councilor, regarding military cooperation between the two countries, including training and technology transfer for weapons production. The collaboration will boost relations between Thailand and China, said Mr. Chaiya.
During the meeting, according to the government spokesman, the Thai prime minister suggested connecting roads and railways from Thailand to Yunnan and Guangxi, through Laos and Vietnam. The Chinese defence minister said he would discuss the issues with his country's concerned agencies including the transfer of nuclear technology to Thailand to build a nuclear power plant.
The Chinese minister also pledged that China is prepared to give full cooperation to Thailand, according to the Thai government spokesman. [via Bangkok Post]
- Russian accused of indecent assault with a Back-Scratcher - In the early hours of Monday Morning, Police Lieutenant Colonel Sumet from Pattaya Police Station was called to the Central Festival Center in North Pattaya in response to a complaint from a Thai woman who sells perfume at the Center. Khun Ganjana aged 33 claimed that a foreign tourist had used a back-scratching device to life her skirt up, revealing her underwear. The culprit, who was in possession of the back-scratching device when approached by Police, was later named as Mr. Dmitry Belkin aged 36 from Russia. He vehemently denied the allegations of indecent assault and we understand that negotiations are now underway to bring the case to a close. [via Pattaya City News]
- Japanese gravure idol - Yuriko Shiratori
- Access frequently used folders with one click - Friday was another “Eureka!” day for me as I finally found a freeware PC program I was convinced existed somewhere in the deepest darkest reaches of cyberspace but was doing a good job of hiding from me. It’s called Filebox eXtender and it gives you one click access to your most used folders in Windows Explorer.
Whenever you want to save a file to your computer, Windows automatically goes to the “My Computer” folder. But I never use that folder as I have my own custom-made set of folders in another part of the computer. So it is intensely irritating to save something, be taken to “My Computer” then have to navigate to my own folders. That is where Filebox eXtender comes in to save the day.
The program adds two extra buttons to your Windows Explorer window :
The heart logo has a favourites menu where you can enter the shortcuts to your most-used / favourite folders. Inside this menu is a configuration option and there you can specify what folders you want to make available. It can be a main folder or a sub-folder. It doesn’t matter.
So next time you want to go to a particular folder, just drop that folder down, click on the one you want to go to and you will be taken there immediately. No countless clicking around, no searching - just one direct route to the folder you need. Much faster and much easier.
The folder with the clock menu is a “Recent Folders” button which will show the folders you most recently accessed. Very useful if you keep returning to the same folder over and over again.
Now if you look at the above graphic, you’ll also notice two other buttons which I have disabled on my computer. There is the upwards facing arrow button and the pin button.
The pin button keeps that window or application on top of all other windows (and stops other windows from appearing). This may be useful to some people who don’t want to be disturbed by say an instant messaging program while they are typing in Microsoft Word. By pinning the program you are using, you are forcing all other windows and programs to the background.
The upwards facing black arrow button is also called the “roll-up” button in that it rolls up the webpage to show you what’s underneath it. You can still see the browser title bar but nothing else. This may be useful if say a Windows error message appears and hides in the background of the desktop. You can then “roll-up” the page to see the error message underneath. Then press the button again to unroll your page back to the way it was. File eXtender is freeware - and a sanity saver. [via MakeUseOf.com]
- Acting on an Interpol tip-off, Thai police arrested a 60-year-old Dutch national at Hua Hin beach resort on child sex abuse charges, authorities said Monday. Willem Gerard Knoppien, 60, was arrested Sunday shortly after police filmed a 12-year-old Thai boy entering and leaving his rented home in Hua Hin, 130 kilometres south of Bangkok. [via Bangkok Post]
- Do you know a golf or toilet nut or both, then this is for him - Potty Putting. The Potty Putter is so addictive you could even get one for the home and one for the office! So whether you need some more amusement in the loo or you just need to put in some serious practice time, the Potty Putter is a sure fire way to iron out the kinks in your putting game and make a trip to the loo that much more fulfilling! The Potty Putter is a true innovation in toilet entertainment and the perfect gift for the golf (or toilet) enthusiast in your life! Get one today! Yours for just £8.95.
- A bloke walked into a pub with a monkey. The bloke ordered a drink while the monkey leapt about. First the monkey grabbed some chips off a plate and ate them, then he grabbed a billiard ball of a pool table, stuck it in his mouth and swallowed it whole. The bloke finished his drink and they both left.
A couple of weeks later they went back and again the bloke ordered a drink while the monkey leapt about. First the monkey pulled a Maraschino cherry out of a cocktail, stuck it up his arse, then ate it. Then he grabbed a peanut out of a bowl, prodded that up his clacker, then pulled it out and gulped it down.
The appalled barman said to the monkey’s owner, “Do you see what your monkey is doing? He’s sticking stuff up his bum and eating it!”
“Yeah, doesn’t surprise me,” said the monkey’s owner. “He still eats everything that’s not nailed down, but ever since he had to pass that cue ball he makes sure to measure it first.”