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Post by dean on Fri May 28, 2010 11:05 am

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New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-PlatedCars into Mexico

Post by dean on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:27 pm


http://yucalandia.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/new-requirements-for-bringing-foreign-plated-cars-into-mexico-banjercito/

New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito
Posted on June 17, 2011 by yucalandia

The Mexican Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has issued a new decree affecting expats bringing foreign plated cars into Mexico: “New Requirements for Bringing Foreign-Plated Cars into Mexico: Banjercito”. From the Banjercito website:

“IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) has issued a decree which states that beginning on June 11th, 2011 anyone applying for a temporary import permit for vehicles must make a deposit in the amount determined by the following table:

Vehicle Year Model:…….Amount to be paid in Mexican Pesos*
2007 and later…….USD $400
2001 until 2006…….USD $300
2000 and earlier…….USD $200

*Peso amounts are based on applicable exchange rate

This deposit is compulsory and can be paid by credit card, debit card, or cash (in US Dollars only).

Users must keep in mind that if the deposit is charged to a credit card, the charge will be made in Mexican Pesos and will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day on which the payment is made. This deposit will be refunded to the same credit card on the next banking business day after the vehicle is fully returned and based on the exchange rate of that day.

The vehicle must be returned on time and within the time period stated on the temporary import permit. If the vehicle is returned after the stated time period, the entire deposit amount will be transferred to the Office of the Treasury on the day following the expected return date, as allowed by current law.”


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Another clause in the new updated regulations requires FM2 Rentista and FM3 holders to notify Aduana within 15 days of when they renew their FM2 or FM3, otherwise Aduana is allowed to confiscate/keep these “new” deposits. Aduana’s address is listed in Yucalandia’s main article on cars in Mexico: “Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico”

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This post is meant as a public service announcement (not meant as legal advice), so, we here at Yucandia will keep the post updated with further understandings and clarifications as they develop.

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Feel free to copy while giving proper attribution: YucaLandia/Surviving Yucatan.
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Post by dean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:51 pm
great new product for noisy rooms

http://news.cnet.com/noise-quenching-curtains-open-window-to-quiet/8301-17938_105-20059612-1.html
'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quietPost by dean on Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:06 am
Water, I have tasted it when not brushing my teeth and it is not salty. My meter reads about 1750 ppm which is about 1000 ppm less of what we use to have. But the taste tells me it is it is lower. My meter reads correctly on bottled water about 40ppm so not sure.

bookmark this site/thread as I will add pictures and issues from time to time.

here is a picture of one of the water tanks by the shrimp factory that will have the de-sal water. you will bring your own jugs here to fill up. a real watering hole...

right now they have the de-sal hooked up to the city water, our water is good but not great, 560 ppm disolved solids. I was told by the workers the plant can do 300 cubic meters per day. that is probably about 1/2 our requirements in the summer and 1/3 when everyone is here. I was told another well will be dug for the desal plant. also they ran a three inch line to all these tanks.

here is the tank in progress picture


here is the first structure being built in the campground by a comercial business. note the total area via the orange markers.


second commercial business in the campground. not sure, coffee or taco stand. white building to the right of the gate.


the first arroyo to the north of the campground, the new concrete fence with barbwire to stop people from parking there?


and finally in parting, we had a real cloudy morning here a week or so ago, this is the sunrise...




and lastly here is my suggested air seperation piping to keep water bills low, i have a discussion of it in the water section under building in this forum.


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Post by dean on Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:48 am

we had a sprinkling. appears only LaVentana and about 10 minutes. maybe 1/16 of an inch.

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Post by dean on Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:27 pm

man-o-wars the absolute most abundant year of them... hundreds are on the beach walk every day.

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State Dept Suspends Overseas Passport, Visa Issuance

Post by dean on Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:02 am

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/state-dept-suspends-overseas-passport-visa-issuance-31729129

State Dept Suspends Overseas Passport, Visa Issuance
WASHINGTON — Jun 12, 2015, 4:21 PM ET
By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer
Associated Press
The State Department said Friday it has been forced to suspend the issuance of U.S. passports and visas at its overseas diplomatic missions due to a glitch that has hit one of its computer databases.

In a statement posted to its travel.state.gov website, the department said a hardware failure in its Consular Consolidated Database glitch has left overseas embassies and consulates unable to print visas, regular passports and other travel documents. This means that people who submitted online applications for passports and visas on or after June 9 will likely experience delays in processing, it said.

The failure does not affect domestic passport issuance because it only stopped the database from receiving biometric information sent from overseas posts, the department said.

"We cannot bypass the legal requirements necessary to screen visa applicants before we issue visas for travel," it said. "As a result, there is a backlog of visas waiting to be processed. We are working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue and to clear the backlog."

"Security measures prevent consular officers from printing a passport, report of birth abroad or visa until the case completes the required national security checks," it said.

More details about the failure were not immediately available.

The consular database was taken down last July by another technical glitch that had the same effect but the department said the current issue is unrelated. The department said it was working "urgently to identify the problem and correct it."

"We expect the systems to be fully operational again soon," it said, but offered no timeline.

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Post by dean on Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:03 am

It has now been almost two weeks since eight additional lanes were opened up at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, causing border wait times to dramatically decrease. Border crossers are ecstatic, and so are politicians in both the U.S. and Mexico. Construction is still ongoing, and up to two lanes may be closed from time to time, but unless staffing decreases it is expected that these reduced wait times will be the new norm for the region.
The additional lanes have not only caused border wait times to drastically drop, but this has also resulted in an increased number of border crossers. When comparing the average hourly vehicle volumes crossing northbound at San Ysidro during September before the lanes opened on September 17, compared to the rest of the month, the volume of border crossers has increased by 19%.
- See more at: http://www.sandiegored.com/noticias/57752/With-Shorter-Lines-in-San-Ysidro-Car-Crossing-Volume-has-Increased-19/#sthash.8bTQREJy.dpuf

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new border crossing fee

Post by dean on Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:03 am

dont be surprised...

TIJUANA.- A pilot program put in place by Mexico's National Immigration Institute (INM) at the Otay Mesa border crossing charging foreigners an entry tax caused quite a controversy amongst residents in the border region this week. Today, the INM has clarified some of the many questions that locals were asking, and have assured that the announced requirement has many exceptions.
Representatives of the National Chamber of Commerce and the Tijuana Conventions and Tourism Committee expressed their frustration at the new program, stating that this federal requirement will impact regional tourism and the entire tourism industry.
The INM indicated that those that enter Mexico for less than seven days will not have to pay the entry tax, and that the 306 pesos tax (approx. $24 U.S. dollars) will only apply to those that intend on staying between 8 days and six months. This tax is somewhat similar to the fee that Mexicans have to pay for I-94 visas (a visa required if you plan on staying in the U.S. for more than 30 days and/or travel beyond 25 miles from the border). The INM states that this measure is intended to gain a better understanding of who is entering the country and where they are going.
U.S. citizens of Mexican origin will be not have to pay this tax if they have some sort of document identifying them as Mexicans. For students living in Mexico, they will also not require the permit so long as they have a permit, visa, or legal resident.
The INM is testing the program out at the Otay border crossing, where signs have already been posted to route traffic to special lanes for U.S. vehicles and Mexican Vehicles.
- See more at: http://www.sandiegored.com/noticias/58712/Mexico-Will-Start-Charging-Entry-Tax-Arriving-via-Tijuana/#sthash.XWQxfY4q.dpuf

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Post by dean on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:21 am

facebook wrote:ROAD REPORT. HWY 1 is all clear from Loreto to Hotel Paraiso Colonet. There are a couple of vados with shallow water but they will be gone in another day.... except maybe for the one just south of San Ignacio at the Oasis Hotel. It was swift moving and up to the doors. Only semi's and busses were getting across. We paid $300ps and were ferried across on the back of a flatbed semi. Well worth the price. Were only delayed for about an hour.

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:35 pm

bwo wrote:Consular Agent - The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is seeking a U.S. citizen applicant for the position of Consular Agent in the Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. Please access to our website to view the full Vacancy Announcement (http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/consularagent.html). If you are interested please submit ALL the requirements. Submit Application To: HROTijuana@state.gov. ☞ U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, HROTijuana@state.gov, http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/consularagent.html, 977-2242, Cabo San Lucas

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:42 am

BPE wrote: U.S. Notary. Consulate has suspended document services indefinitely.

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Post by dean on Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:19 pm

I will post the real time hurricane issues as the approach at, right now just cloudy and humid and calm. calm water too. I will also post pictures at the below page.
http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t726-hurricanes-2015

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Post by dean on Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:17 am

added a real cool map link to the hurricane map section.  

http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t524-weather-maps

people are concerned with how powerful the first hurricane of the season  is/was cat 4 and a second one coming up so quickly for this season.    and the second one Blanca does show some theoretical paths giving us some wind/rain.

here is current projection that we have to worry about.


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Post by dean on Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:15 am

second tropical storm named and we are getting more humidity, now like last summer for humidity.

http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t524-weather-maps

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Post by dean on Sun May 31, 2015 8:45 pm

got nailed by a scorpion this evening.     Man was that instant pain.    Went and put on the topical benadryl generic and within 30 seconds no more pain.   The entire area itches real bad now.     Used the benadryl on a few kids for man-o-war stings recently too.

update the next day it again does not hurt but it itches like crazy and is a bit swollen. It stung me between the big toe and the next one in the middle of the joint. Initially when I put on the benadryl I did not get it in the joint and that part did still hurt till i covered that area. Again within 30 seconds had relieve and no pain.

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Post by dean on Sat May 30, 2015 12:46 pm

back to normal 88 degrees, but humid today...  guess the tropical storm is doing this.

a side note we have not had our usual growth of seaweed yet this year. And we have to be real careful about entering the water this is by far the worst I have ever seen the man-o-wars.

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Post by dean on Fri May 29, 2015 7:55 am

first tropical storm named for the season..

http://la-ventana.forumotion.com/t524-weather-maps

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gas stations that may not be our favorites

Post by dean on Thu May 28, 2015 7:07 am

We take no responsibility for this list, except that we extracted the "LaPaz" stations from PROFECO's national master list at: http://www.alconsumidor.org/docs/Lista_negra_de_gasolineras_que_dan_litros_incompletos.xls



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telmex update

Post by dean on Wed May 27, 2015 12:20 pm

Saw the guys working at the telmex tower so stopped to see what they were doing.    

Luckily a person who spoke a bit of english was there.    So I do not have all my questions answered but they claimed 150 lines are connected to the fiber feed right now.     And they will connect the other 300 in the next months.    They would not give a definitive and these are the guys who do the actual work.    If I spoke spanish I could have asked the specifics.     There was no indication of they will be adding additional copper lines to the network. There is capacity at some junctions in the area.

FYI my new line is testing at about 5.5 Meg download, my old about 3 meg download.     Again even these are not superfast vs places like San diego.  

morning was 72, and today 1pm hitting 84 degrees.    please please please stay like this all summer....

here is a good read on water issues western USA
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/25/the-disappearing-river?intcid=mod-most-popular


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Post by dean on Tue May 26, 2015 2:45 pm

65 again today and right now 82 for the high. yesterday 80 for the high.

The installer from Telmex just installed a new internet no phone line. and it is high speed for now. As mentioned still no fiber installed, but they did upgrade the equipment and it is much faster than ever before.

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Post by dean on Mon May 25, 2015 5:29 am

65 degrees this morning....   unbelievable...  was 80 all yesterday day.

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baja at night

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Post by dean on Sat May 23, 2015 7:41 am

really strange this has to be our coolest morning in our history for the summer if it is summer.     it is 74 and slight drizzle...


I have two fishermen visiting and they have been out at Mortos area and the word is the worst fishing in 25 years for one person.     I think our water has not heated up yet is the issue with our coolest spring upon us. So maybe the fishing is lagging by a month.  We still have not had the weedy time that we transition through.   


The new building by the baseball field is not a police station, it is a town office building.   I will take a picture of it sooner or later.


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Post by dean on Wed May 20, 2015 8:49 pm

we have has such cool weather lately and then this evening a layer of humidity socked us again.  Humidity like we had 2-3 months ago when everyone decided to go north to freeze.     This has by far been our nicest spring ever.  Going to be sad to see it leave to evenings like tonight.     The entire day was cloudy and 80 degrees.

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Post by dean on Tue May 19, 2015 11:13 am

hooking up a generator after a hurricane...

http://www.tcscooters.com/backfeed.htm

one thing he missed is generally we do not run these full time.     So when you turn on your ac and fridge set the thermostat as cold as possible so the compressors do not cycle off and on, that they just stay on.   

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Post by dean on Fri May 15, 2015 9:04 pm

went to telmex today, was in the area and was able to place an order for a new internet line because there are spaces (twisted pairs) available in my junction box because I am not in a high density area.   We will see.  It is supposed to be wired in when the guy comes out to LV in a week or two.   

Note that I could not get phone service only internet was my only option, I do not need additional phone service as I have another line.    they still give you a "phone number " which is for account tracking.

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Post by dean on Thu May 14, 2015 5:50 pm

star market / O2 is getting some external construction upgrades done to it...

that new building next to the baseball stadium is looking almost done, handicap ramps and so on even painted.    I have heard it is a new police station??  Guess we will know sooner than later now.

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rain?

Post by dean on Thu May 14, 2015 9:40 am

we had a few drops this morning.   drops...

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Post by dean on Thu May 14, 2015 3:12 am

lpg


Shingles is very painful and can last for years. It's recommended that everyone older than 60 who has had chickenpox should be vaccinated. I don't remember having chickenpox, but the vaccine isn't harmful, according to doctors and the internet.  Dr. Alonso Flores Lopez has the vaccine so I went to his office yesterday. He showed me the expiration date on the box which was reassuring. The medication is the same one they use in the States, but he charged a third less than they charge there. The actual shot was quick and painless. Dr. Flores is located on Serdan #640 between Republica and Torre Iglesias. His phone 125-5899 email:




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Post by dean on Mon May 04, 2015 8:03 am

http://www.el-mexicano.com.mx/informacion/noticias/1/3/estatal/2015/04/20/845923/advierten-que-dolar-podria-llegar-a-16

peso to dollar to hit 16 in June.

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Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites

Post by dean on Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:38 pm

Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites 
http://phys.org/news/2015-04-twins-reveals-genetic-link-mosquito.html



Identical twins place their hands in a Y-shaped tube filled with mosquitoes to see how attractive they smell. Credit: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on twins.
Research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found, for the first time, an underlying genetic component to how attractive we are to mosquitoes and this is likely to be caused by genetic control of our body odour.
Although this was a pilot study, it provides exciting information which may allow us to understand more about how our intimate relationship with mosquitoes has evolved. Ultimately the finding could result in the development of better ways to control mosquitoes and the diseases they transmit.

The findings are published in PLOS ONE and build on previous research where it was shown that attractiveness to insects is based on differences in body odour. People who are less attractive to mosquitoes produce natural repellents. It seems that this trait is genetically controlled.

A series of trials using 18 identical and 19 non-identical female twins showed that identical twin pairs were more similar in attractiveness to mosquitoes than non-identical twin pairs. The extent to which genes play a part - the level of heritability - in the trait for being attractive or not to mosquitoes was found to be at a similar level (0.83) as that associated with height (0.Cool and IQ (0.5-0.Cool.

Funded by the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, the pilot study was carried out in collaboration with the University of Nottingham, Rothamsted Research and the University of Florida. TwinsUK assisted with recruitment of the sets of twins.
In the experiment, Aedes aegypti, dengue mosquitoes, were released into a Y-shaped tube which divides into two sections. They were allowed to fly down either side towards the odour from the study participants' hands to see which twin they were most attracted to.

Female mosquitoes display preferences for the smell of certain people when they choose who to bite to feed on the blood which they require to reproduce. For example, pregnant women are more attractive to Anopheles gambiae (the principal malaria vector in Africa) than their non-pregnant counterparts, and people with a greater body mass also appear to be more attractive to mosquitoes and midges. Diet is often suggested as an explanation, with anecdotes about eating garlic or drinking beer to keep mosquitoes away. However, there is no clear and consistent dietary explanation.

Senior author Dr James Logan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: "By investigating the genetic mechanism behind attractiveness to biting insects such as mosquitoes we can move closer to using this knowledge for better ways of keeping us safe from bites and the diseases insects can spread through bites. If we understand the genetic basis for variation between individuals it could be possible to develop bespoke ways to control mosquitoes better, and develop new ways to repel them. In the future we may even be able to take a pill which will enhance the production of natural repellents by the body and ultimately replace skin lotions."


More information: Fernández-Grandon GM, Gezan SA, Armour JAL, Pickett JA, Logan JG (2015) Heritability of Attractiveness to Mosquitoes. PLoS ONE 10(4):e0122716. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122716
Provided by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
"Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites." April 22nd, 2015. http://phys.org/news/2015-04-twins-reveals-genetic-link-mosquito.html

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Too many mordidas: traffic fines on hold
Handing out fines is women's work in the State of México






They can’t stop police officers — male officers, that is — from going after mordidas in the State of México so they’ll stop handing out traffic fines for a while instead. The state has declared a three-month moratorium on such fines while new transit officers — women only — are trained.


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Thee new officers will all be women as a result of a 2013 policy dictating that only female officers are allowed to impose fines.

The move is part of ongoing efforts to curb corruption and arbitrary detention of motorists by transit, municipal and state police, who extract bribes, or mordidas.



Officials with the Inspector General of Public Security Institutions caught 93 state and municipal police officers in the act of extortion against motorists in the first three months of this year. In one case, an inspector surprised an officer in Naucalpan trying to fine a woman for a driving infraction and caught the incident on video.

One solution has been to give the responsibility for imposing traffic fines to women officers only, a practice that was ordered two years ago by Gov. Eruviel Avila Villegas. Women officers, it seems, tend to be more honest than their male counterparts.

That is also a perception on the part of the public. Citizens have greater confidence in uniformed women, said Government Secretary José Manzur Quiroga. “. . . we are looking to stop corruption in the State of México and we believe there is much greater respect towards a woman police officer than a man.”

The moratorium is in effect in Huixquilucan, Naucalpan, Tlalnepantla, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Cuautitlán, Tultitlán, Coacalco, Ecatepec, Chalco, Toluca, Metepec, Lerma, Almoloya de Juárez, Zinacantepec and San Mateo Atenco.


- See more at: http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/too-many-mordidas-traffic-fines-on-hold/?utm_source=Mexico+News+Daily&utm_campaign=64ec849a79-Apr.+28&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1536a3787-64ec849a79-347993949#sthash.tuFKNgRG.dpuf

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Post by dean on Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:21 pm

no school today because teacher one day strike for better pay, did speed tests today and yesterday and still hitting 3 meg download at all times.

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internet speed

Post by dean on Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:07 am

seems we are getting full speed internet now.   Because it is a ghost town?  I do not think so because I was getting 1.5 meg download last week.   And at a party this weekend  a person said they just got a new line and it was told to them that the new ones are hooked to fiber by the lineman.    And they are slowly working on the others that are installed..  added someone has chimed in to say the better speeds are due to equptment upgrades vs fiber.   If so we will probably be in the same boat next season till fiber makes it here .   

I will test some other times.   For instance in the last 2 days I re-installed windows 7 from scratch on the kids computer with a DVD and had to do all the updates that appeared to be first update packet about 700 meg and it did it in one day.   Other packets were also as high as 100-200 meg in size and did those in a few hours.   

Now that I am paying attention I will try a large file.   The reason I think it could be fiber optics trunk installed is I do not remember in all the years being able to do a full windows re-install in LaVentana.    I will do some tests and see if I ever drop below my 3 meg download speed.   If I do drop this would indicate we do not have fiber, as there is no reason fiber can not handle our towns presently low population at full speed.

here are the two sites I use for testing the speed. 

http://www.speedtest.net/
http://www.cnet.com/internet-speed-test/#ftag=MKT0d12852?ftag=CAD9f89b0c

Oh a person asked me about twisted pair phone lines infering they are slow.   In general this is not the case,   twisted pair is not an issue for our lower speeds down here in mexico, no-one is provided with real high speed like you would find in Korea, even in the USA typical speeds are 10 times faster than here in Mexico.   

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/172990-1000mbps-over-copper-telephone-lines-itu-begins-work-on-g-fast-successor-to-dsl

1000Mbps over copper telephone lines: ITU begins work on G.fast, successor to DSL



The ITU has begun the process of approving G.fast, a new standard that will allow for access speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (1000Mbps, 1Gbps) over copper telephone lines. G.fast (full name ITU-T G.9701) is expected to be a cheaper and easier-to-deploy alternative than FTTH and FTTC (fiber to the home and cabinet). G.fast is the technology that will finally bring super-fast broadband speeds to the masses who are stuck with copper wires for the dreaded last mile.
There are generally three ways of getting internet access to your house: Telephone lines (twisted-pair copper wires), coaxial cable (shared with the cable TV infrastructure), and fiber (either to your house or fairly close). Because of the massive installed base of telephones and cable TV, the first two options are by far the cheapest. Fiber, because it generally has to be installed specifically for internet access, is much more expensive to deploy. The problem with telephone wire and cable internet access is that you can only squeeze so much data down a thin, low-grade piece of copper. This is where DSL, VDSL, and now G.fast enter the equation.

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Goodyear to build $500 million tire factory in Mexico

Post by dean on Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:51 pm

Tires to become reasonably priced?  

Note ford recently announced investing 2.5 billion US dollars in one new plant and upgrading another.    In the upgraded plant it will product 2 new diesel engines.     About time.... probably like the engines they make in Europe that are 40-50 mpg cars.  

   

http://news.yahoo.com/goodyear-build-500-million-tire-factory-mexico-190127311.html

[size=35]Goodyear to build $500 million tire factory in Mexico[/size]

Mexico City (AFP) - US tire maker Goodyear will build a half-billion-dollar factory in central Mexico that will produce six million tires a year for customers across the Americas, the company said Friday.

Goodyear is the third auto sector company to make a major announcement in Mexico since last week, following a $1 billion investment by Japanese giant Toyota and a $2.5 billion project by US automaker Ford.
The tire plant will be built in the state of San Luis Potosi and will begin production in mid-2017, chief executive Richard Kramer said at a ceremony alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in the country's capital.
The investment will cost between $500 million and $550 million and employ around 1,000 people. The company plans to break ground in June.
"In addition to supplying tires to our customers in Mexico, the plant's geographic location will enable us to export tires to both Latin America and North America as well," Kramer said.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:26 pm

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http://outletminero.org/noticias/7021

[size=30]After starting the Boleo, BCS is the leading producer of cobalt in Mexico

January 28, 2015[/size]



A few days ago, Mining and Metallurgical Boleo (MMB) produced copper for the first time in his project "El Boleo". Thanks to this mining-metallurgical complex Baja California Sur is the largest producer of cobalt metal and second largest copper producer in Mexico. 

El Boleo mining project is a self-sufficient in water and energy because it produces its own fresh water through desalination plants and in the energy aspect produces its own energy through motor-generator and a steam turbine, so it does not affect the resources assigned to the population. 

One thing to highlight is the investment project of about $ 2,000 million; investment ever before for some unitary enterprise, to create a new mining operation in the state of Baja California Sur. 

The annual production capacity is 51, 000 tons of copper cathode 99.99% pure cobalt metal is estimated at 1,700 tons per year and zinc sulphate is 25,000 tons every twelve months. Due to these production volumes project "El Boleo" will place the town of Santa Rosalia as a people of mining tradition, he placed the State of Baja California Sur as the second largest copper producer nationally and became the first producer of cobalt in Mexico.  

The duration of minimum mine life is estimated at 22 years. 

MMB already has an estimated production for the first year 2015 has seen the production of 24,000 tonnes of copper cathode, 8,000 tons of zinc sulphate monohydrate and 600 tons of cobalt.  

The MMB operator currently generates more than 1,000 direct jobs, with 65% originating from Santa Rosalia. Importantly MMB has a high degree of responsibility in caring for the environment and the company has been characterized by developing high standards in the administration of their economic, environmental and social environment. 

The company is led by a group of Korean companies headed by Korean Resources Corporation with 90% interest and Baja Mining with the remaining 10%.

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Mexico’s Baja California takes on 150MW solar project

Post by dean on Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:35 am

http://www.pv-tech.org/news/mexicos_baja_california_takes_on_150mw_solar_project

Mexico’s Baja California takes on 150MW solar project


  • Project expected to provide up to 15% savings compared to the cost of electricity consumption from the state utility CFE. Flickr: Nasa Earth Observatory




Energy Partners Latin America (EPLA) is to build a 150MW PV power plant costing over US$300 million in Baja California State, Mexico.
EPLA, an Intermountain Energy Partners affiliate, was established in 2014 in Baja California, to develop renewable energy and water reclamation projects throughout Latin America.
The investment was formerly announced by the state governor, Francisco Kiko Vega de Lamadrid.
The plant in Mexicali will provide energy for the industrial sector while offsetting 270,000 metric tonnes of carbon and giving Baja California State the cheapest electricity supply across the country.
The project is expected to provide up to 15% savings compared to the cost of electricity consumption from the state utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE).
Construction will start in late 2015, creating over 1,000 jobs.
Companies can already acquire contracts with guaranteed electricity supply, with access to savings of US$447 million to the companies over 25 years through the purchase of this cheaper electricity, according to the state government.
The state government has also promoted the use of renewable energy due to strong solar and wind resources in the region.
This week, PV Tech reported that joint ventures involving Spain-based energy company Aljaval have received electric energy generation approval for eight solar power projects with a combined capacity of 220MW in Mexico including some projects in Baja California.
Javier Mas Abad, Aljaval deputy director, also spoke to PV Tech about the strong future for solar in Mexico despite difficulties in gaining finance.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:41 am

discussion of the fish life decline in sea of cortez.     http://experiencebaja.com/

and 
http://www.sfgate.com/green/article/Conservationists-rally-to-save-Baja-s-dying-Sea-2549799.php

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hurricane forecast

Post by dean on Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:46 am

using google translate

http://octavodia.mx/articulo/59345/no-causar-alarma-en-bcs-por-temporada-de-huracanes-catedratica-de-uabcs


La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). The May 15 season officially started tropical cyclone, it concludes the first half of November, regularly. For 2015, the first forecast it has is that 19 tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific; of which 8 could reach tropical storm, seven hurricanes of Category 1 and 2, and 4 intense hurricanes of Category 3, 4 and 5.

In this regard, Eleonora Romero Vadillo, professor and researcher of the Academic Department of Biology Marinade UABCS reported that this prediction, as the paths of hurricanes, is based on oceanographic and atmospheric conditions present. However, he added, those conditions may vary by distintitos factors. For example, last year 17 events of this type were expected and in total there were 21.

Tropical cyclones are phenomena that form in the tropics between 15 and 30 degrees north. There are other types of cyclones, such as extratropical, formed farther north and the Arctic, which are hurricanes cold water.

Doctor said it's important that people know that although the 19 predicted cyclones formed, does not mean that everyone will get to BCS, so not to cause alarm among the population; although it should take precautions to avoid preventable mishaps.

"Of the hurricanes that form in the Pacific, most traveling northwest, away from the coast of Mexico. In the first months tend to impact the southern states like Chiapas, Oaxaca and Jalisco. As advances season, usually recurve to the northeast, when stuck in BCS, it would be from the month of July, "he said.

As the average of phenomena landfall in the state, Romero said Vadillo generally ranging from 1 to 2. Many approach the south Californian coasts, but not always landfall.

Moreover, he said that this year has the characteristics of "Year Niño" weather phenomenon that occurs when winds generally blow towards Ecuador. There are years when those winds are weaker and warm water, which is normally biased to the west side remains America and distributed to the north and south. This causes the water are warmer.

From 1966-2014, there have been seven years in which, during the cyclone season, there have been these circumstances. Of these, only twice have impacted tropical cyclones in BCS.

Finally, the researcher invited the South Californian society to be alert to forecasts and above all to follow the official website of the National Weather Service, National Water Commission and the National Hurricane Center of the United States to be well 

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low cost way to transfer money and pay bills from USA

Post by dean on Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:01 pm

Here is a low cost way to get money into mexico. as we know Bank of america charges 3% now.   so does zoom.  

They charge $5.00 plus 3% for up to $2,900.00 in transfers when using a bank account from the usa.    They tell you the exchange rate before you send the money, for instance today it was 14.77 and market is 15.23 so they are charging 3 percent.   You can pick up the money at several locations or into your bank account,  sorrienas, elektra, Banorte, Bancomer.  

Also you can pay your CFE bills and Telmex bills with them online.   these have a 2 business day delay. 

They claim 15 minutes is the time for cash pick ups. 

apps for google, apple, amazon too.  

if you use it with he following link I receive  $25.00 one time gift card so they say... 
xoom


The benefit to using this way if no risk to your debit card getting mirrored by thieves.   Which occurs at many locations in Baja.  Or losing it in a machine and dealing with cancelling it.  Or another one that keeps popping up in baja is money is not dispensed though the online bank statement says it was.   That one can be months before you get your money back.

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Re: for today,,,

Post by dean on Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:39 am

it rained again today...    very strange year.    nothing that accumulated but it did get the sand wet.

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cheap way to get calls anywhere you go and not be connected

Post by dean on Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:25 am

do you want a way to have a us number cheap and it forwards to where you are.
here is the one I use.. It costs USD$1.00 per month.

IE get a USA number that you can forward to your cell phone in the USA or to your home in Mexico or your cell phone in Mexico**. I have been using this for several months now and I am paying 1 cent a minute to forward a call from the USA to my Mexico landline. 'If you use this link and do sign up, i will get a small credit for you signing up. It really is the least expensive way I have found.

http://www.localphone.com/?rb=ZEhhCDq6hZSuNuvXhVyntImR2Rz0VBgvXpMwn9Rzja3wRFkmIerz_ArMIdaZDB383pFPWrad3TnMJPNlpqBAMA

also here is the USA do not disturb list I add all my phone numbers too. Cell my usa tollfree and this one so telemarketers do not call. The nice thing about the top listed service is you have a written record of every call made to your number so you can also document a complaint. Complaints can be filed online at this government website too.
https://www.donotcall.gov/register/reg.aspx

**It may be more expensive to forward to a Mexican cell phone. my guess is 2 cnts a minute??

They also include aps for making low cost calls from cell phones and such that I do not use. I just want a number based in the US that is stable and I can point to my cell phone or land line in the USA and be able to point it to my Mexico land line when in Mexico that people can call and is transparent.

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election season begins for baja

Post by dean on Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:02 pm

presently the old PRI party won in the mainland last election. My neighbor is head of the PRI party for baja sur. Talked to a guy who is working on the campaign this weekend and he is confident they will win baja sur.

http://thenews.mx/


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a Mexican celebrity visitor

Post by dean on Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:36 pm

whats up... seems the holiday had a well known Mexican pop singer at one of our eateries. it is rumored that she liked it here enough to at least investigate property costs.

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