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 Thursday, May 26 2005 @ 02:30 PM EDT

Buying computer equipment at Pantip Plaza.

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TechnologyThe first thing that hits you upon entering Pantip Plaza in Bangkok, are aggressive youths, mostly male but even a few females, who jump out and block your way as you enter. They even grab your arm firmly as your pass, and shout in your face "Sexy DVD, Sexy Movie", and at the looks of the covers of these movies they are a bit more then only sexy, they won't go away even when you wrestle yourself free. You get pounced on as much as three times in less than a minute on entering and leaving Pantip Plaza.


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iPSTAR, the world’s largest broadband satellite

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TechnologyThailand’s Shin Satellite was preparing Saturday to move iPSTAR, the world’s largest broadband satellite, to the Ariane satellite launch base in French Guiana.

The satellite is expected to be relocated within the next two weeks, and to be launched into orbit within the next few months, the Bangkok Post reported.


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LinuxTLE, The Thai Linux Distribution

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TechnologyIn terms of Linux awareness and adoption in Asia, there can't possibly be many more advanced countries than Thailand. The Kingdom has developed a number of Linux distributions, its government has been known to promote Linux and even subsidize low-cost computers shipping with Linux pre-installed, and its main English-language newspaper carries regular Linux-related articles and features.


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