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  1. Frosty, I can and will definitely help through either sponsorship, advertising or donation. I am back in town after 1 March, lets get together and talk about it then.
  2. Reviews are strange things. If you read the reviews for the Beer Garden, even just the first two pages you may think that the Beer Garden is too expensive, while being very reasonable the food is great but average the staff are fantastic but ignore you its as good as it ever was but going down hill service is very friendly but rude food is served very quickly but takes forever It gets confusing to say the least. I try to follow up bad reviews with the managers to find out what actually happened. Sometimes we just did a bad job, sometimes the customer was unreasonable and sometimes nobody remembers what is painted as a major incident. The biggest problem I think is managing expectations. Looking for a fine dining experience and looking for a cheap bite to stave off hunger are very different requirements. Your reaction to a place is probably as much about your expectations as anything else. The Shed at Dulwitch became the No 1 restaurant in London without ever serving a meal. Here is the fascinating story of how that happened -
  3. I can confirm that he has not sold the PBG.
  4. We sell cigs at the Beer Garden. Wholesale price for L&M went from 63 to 83 baht and for Marlboro went from 88 to 115 baht. That's a 30% increase.
  5. I got the following reply. "Your SIM does not support 4G. Please upgrade your SIM card (free) at AIS Shop. That's disappointing.
  6. This story is interesting but not for the reasons given by Reuters. It turns out that the evidence used by Wired and Gizmodo that Dr Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto (bitcoin creator) was fabricated by a blackmailer trying to extort Dr Wright. Here's what is interesting. Dr Wright is in a tax dispute with the Australian Tax Office over tax credits and VAT refunds around a company he started that is now in bankruptcy. Nothing to do with Bitcoin. ATO says he owes them 3 million and are withholding a 5 million tax refund while it is sorted out. In other words if the investigation goes against Dr Wright he will only get 2 million instead of 5 million in his tax refund. Dr Wright's tax status is not clear at the moment and there may be more to the non-bitcoin part of the story that has yet to been revealed. As the article states, within 2 hours of the story in Wired being released Dr Wright's Australian home was raided. The tax dispute has been ongoing for many months. Why the sudden raid? Australian authorities say it's just a coincidence. Satoshi Nakamoto did mine the first Bitcoin into existence and over the next while he mined a further 1,000,000 bitcoin. We know it was him (her, them) because it is the first account on the blockchain. Those Bitcoin have never been touched or moved. It drives people crazy to know that the creator of Bitcoin has over $400,000,000 in Bitcoin but has never spent or used a single one. It appears it drives the tax authorities crazy as well. Is Satoshi's stash taxable. Well we don't know which jurisdiction he lives in but generally the tax position would be zero at the moment. Clearly there was no law covering Bitcoin at the time they were mined in 2008. No money changed hands to create them. As long as they are not sold then no capital gain has been made. It is unknowable which jurisdiction they were mined in and clearly any tax law would have to be retro-actively enforced. It's a huge stash of wealth the authorities can not get their hands on. They can see it. They can admire it. They can lust after it but they can't touch it. It must be very painful for the tax man. I almost feel sorry for him.
  7. If you owned 300 bitcoin that would have been around a 250,000 baht gain in 3 days. Just saying :-). Bitcoin - the best performing currency in the world for 2015.
  8. I don't have a regular time but I try to come in every second night between 8 and 10 pm. You can always ask the staff if I am about or send me a PM and I will tell you when I will be in.
  9. Martin, it's 393.74 now so you will be up a little. Turnout was a little disappointing - only Martin turned up! So I don't think I'll do it again. How about this instead. Anytime I am in the Beer Garden, if you approach me and ask about Bitcoin, I will give you 100 baht's worth for free Just ask and you will receive, limit one time per person.
  10. Today is the day. Don't forget to turn up for your free Bitcoin between 3 and 5 this afternoon.
  11. Not so much. If you want to do serious money laundering I'd recommend the experts, HSBC Bank. They have done serious work in the drug trade laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and avoiding tax in the UK by laundering money through their Swiss branches (all widely reported). The problem with any sort of criminal activity with bitcoin is that you leave a permanent trail of the transactions on the blockchain. While this in itself will not get you caught you have to be very careful you don't give away your identity when converting to fiat money. It can be done if you are careful and understand exactly how bitcoin works but criminals will usually take the easy way out and use a money laundering expert like a bank or just plain cash.
  12. I will as long as you promise to accept monopoly money in your bar and convince another half million merchants to accept it too, as they accept Bitcoin, including Microsoft, Expedia, Overstock.com and Save the Children Fund. PS You should talk to me about accepting bitcoin in Sugar Baby. I'd tell you about how you have zero risk from charge backs, zero fees and can instantly access the money as opposed to credit cards where you are always at risk of charge backs, pay substantial fees and can not be sure you get to keep the money until at least three months after it was spent.
  13. This Sunday between 3 and 5 pm I will be giving away 100 baht worth of Bitcoin at The Pattaya Beer Garden, to anyone who asks. I'll be sitting at the first inside table with my "Free Bitcoin Here" sign. You can immediately spend the bitcoin at the bar or keep them as you wish. That's at least one free beer. To collect the bitcoin you will need a cell phone or a laptop. I will assist anyone who needs help installing an appropriate app. I recommend Mycelium for Android or BreadWallet for IOS. You can install an app beforehand if you like or I will walk you through the process when you arrive. I do not claim to be a bitcoin expert but I have been using the currency for a few years and I am reasonably familiar with it. I will be happy to answer any questions that I can. I also like discussing the merits of Bitcoin with anyone that cares to listen or argue. Depending on how it goes and how much it costs me, I may make this a regular Sunday afternoon occurrence. Everyone is welcome and FREE MONEY has to be a fairly unique offer.
  14. Usually I am smart enough to stay home when the big rain is on. Unfortunately the wife decided to visit Central yesterday for a beauty appointment. At 7pm I got the phone call. No taxis so please come and get me. Arghhhhh. In the end she had to walk from Central to Third Rd because I just could not get through. Driving on third was a nightmare lots of water and lots of mad drivers. In the end we got home just after 9pm So 2 hours to go about 3 kilometers. Here is some of my dash cam footage of the trip.
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