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by Plavt
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Airline Careers
Topic: Jetstar Asia Cabin Crew recrutiment on 28 Apr 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 6045

There is already a thread on Jetstar Recruitment, we don't need another. :roll:
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

sundaymorningstaple wrote:The photo recognition software is already in use, the biometric passport did hold only (sic!) photo and fingerprint information and shortly will be used to hold iris information as well.
Be a lot of use I'm sure;

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/12 ... crappings/
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

The same system has been used for many years in the UK at RAF Menwith Hill by NSA. They had flag word/phrase systems in place as far back as the early 70's. This I know for fact as my 2nd Wife's father worked as a GS18 at Menwith Hill for 8 years for NSA up to 1975. Surely Plavt knows about all the...
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

[ As a landlord I used to have quite a lot of dealings with the council in the UK. Latterly forms did state in the smallprint that any info given would be shared... well, basically right across all government institutions, in order to detect fraud etc. I'm not suggesting that is automated (in the U...
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

You might want to do some personal investigation into what Singapore has done and is in the processes of doing before you make those rash statements. They have already linked up 5 of the major databases already. You might want to do some personal investigation into how databases actually work along...
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

I never tested it in Singapore, but I know for a fact that an unpaid council tax bill in London (City of Westminster) is though court and at a 'fine stage' within 3 months. That's standard anywhere in the UK and has nothing to do with sharing information unless you try to disappear then it would mo...
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

With all of the major databases in the country links together, it not hard to conceive that those databases are also linked to the law society and other legal bodies where debtors information is kept when companies decide to engage legal help to get payment. Some bodies are able to share informatio...
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

Fines and warrants are a different issue to an unpaid phone bill. Phone companies know that some people will disappear which might be part of the reason for the credit limit assuming they have credit limits on mobile phones in Singapore.
by Plavt
Thu, 24 Mar 2011 7:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Manila a Worrying Prospect
Replies: 13
Views: 7563

Manila a Worrying Prospect

Doesn't have to be just Manila of course but what is worrying is just how many Filipinos are blissfully unaware of this friends included;

http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia ... 20281.html
by Plavt
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Eastern Japan - Largest since 1900
Replies: 199
Views: 77001

It would appear that Japan IS self-sufficient in rice. At least according to this article (although some the data is a couple of years old. Seems I didn't remember correctly what I read (which was some time ago :oops: ). My source being; 'The Japanese Today' written by the late Edwin O.Reishauer th...
by Plavt
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Airline Careers
Topic: tiger airway interview
Replies: 2
Views: 5416

There is already a Tiger Airways thread, please use that one.
by Plavt
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Eastern Japan - Largest since 1900
Replies: 199
Views: 77001

franky-MS wrote: But who is eating in Japan rice from China???
I don't know if you are referring to my post earlier but just about everybody, Japan doesn't suffice it's own food needs.
by Plavt
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Eastern Japan - Largest since 1900
Replies: 199
Views: 77001

Colleagues from the german Company SIEMENS have been flied- out already in a very early stage of the catastrophe in Japan. And this should not be for nothing. Today you can read, that suddenly food- contermination is found in Japan, also in Taiwan. Safe? Are you joking? Nobody of the officials will...
by Plavt
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: not paying phone bills consequences
Replies: 45
Views: 43679

You mean aside from causing additional grief for all expats later because of your lack of a conscience? Hopefully, if it's large enough, they will sue you so that if you ever step foot into Singapore again, you will be arrested. But unfortunately, they probably won't do anything except raise the de...
by Plavt
Sat, 19 Mar 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Earthquake and Tsunami in Eastern Japan - Largest since 1900
Replies: 199
Views: 77001

QRM wrote:
I was there in London, we were just told to stay indoor for a few days and not drink local milk for a few months as the cows etc where eating the grass that had a scattering of rad fallout, which would end up in the milk.
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