Friday, August 31, 2012

Camera phones allowed in these camps from Sep 1 onwards

From Sep 1 onwards, camera phones will be allowed in the following military camps. This is a very welcome news especially for NS men.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kobe Bryant scores 68 points 15 minutes of a Chinese charity game

The psychology of color

Psychology of Color [Infographic]
Courtesy of NowSourcing, Inc

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The controversial post on Diner en Blanc event

This is the controversial post that resulted in several Singaporeans bloggers uninvited by the organisers of Diner en Blanc event. Food blogger, Daniel Ang, was told to remove his blog post completely because the list of hawker food recommended for the picnic event were considered too not up to standard and too cheap.

Daniel refusal to remove or edit has its consequences. The event organisers' reasons for uninviting the former and other food bloggers was due to shortage of seats. Do you buy this reason? Daniel Ang has posted his stand here.

How Big Is Infinity?

For the love of Mathematics.

Microsoft New Logo

After 25 years, Microsoft is now changing its logo, from original wavy look to one that is boxy - in line with its Metro-UI.


A history walk on Microsoft's logo changes in its long 37 years below:

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

McDonalds' Mocha or Caramel Frappe at $2


Simply flash the above coupon and enjoy McDonalds' Mocha or Caramel frappe at only $2. Promotion is valid from 16 to 22 August 2012.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Vietnam Airline Inflight Bikini Show

Vietnam Airline is being fined for staging an in-flight dance by a troupe of bikini-clad women. The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam fined the airline $20 million Vietnamese dong, or about $960, because the show had not received official approval.

A short video clip of the dance is featured below:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Microsoft Office Supports Apps Now

With Office 2013, Microsoft is going to bring apps into its Office suite. Developers will now be able to create and sell apps in Microsoft's Office Store.

This is really a revolutionary change for new Office 2013 - Windows 8 style look-and-feel and apps!

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Picture of Lee Kwan Yew at National Day Parade 2012

Tan Kin Lian View on Troll

I quote Tan Kin Lian definition on troll from his Facebook post.

Are you a troll?

From Wikipedia: In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.


And Tan's indirect way of crafting how to describe a behavior without directing it at any specific person. Plus how he handle a troll - delete and block.


The Controversial Post by Tan Kin Lian on Facebook Post

With all the rumours piling on a rumoured death of a senior politician (let's admit it, the rumoured figure is Lee Kwan Yew) in Singapore, former Presidential hopeful Mr Tan Kin Lian posted a Facebook post that resulted in several netizens condemn.

But it turned out Mr Lee Kwan Yew is actually fit and healthy! What a great news! He was spotted walking out of SGH and looked okay.

His Facebook post (currently hidden from TKL's timeline) gathered at least 222 comments (would have been more if not for some or many been deleted and members blocked) content and screen capture are below:


A rumor was circulating yesterday that a well known personality in Singapore, who is somewhat respected and generally feared, had passed away. That rumor turned out to be false.

I recall a story told by a Swedish friend. In a speech 20 years ago, he said, "During the dark days of the second world war, Norway was occupied by the German Nazis. Every few days, there was a rumor that the Allies had landed and that Norway would be liberated. It turned out to be another false rumor. After a while, the people became skeptical of these rumors, but felt that it was nice to hear them anyway! "

Ha, ha!. Happy 47th National Day!

What disappointed me was his emphasis that everyone's viewpoint can be different and they are to be respected. But ...


Revision 1
Dawn, you asked about "diverse views". Let me explain in this way.
You have certain views about what is right and wrong. I have my own views that are different from you. You have to accept them as "diverse views".
You do not demand to have an explanation and do not argue over their views that their views are wrong. Their views are only different from yours.

Revision 2
Dawn, you asked about "diverse views". Let me explain in this way.
You have certain views about what is right and wrong. Other people have their own views that are different from you. You have to accept them as "diverse views".
You do not demand to have an explanation and do not pass judgement that their views are wrong. Their views are only different from yours.

But his going around deleting comments and blocking members seem to be contradicting. A post that was edited several times:


Revision 1
I have banned a few members of the lynch crowd from posting in this Facebook. They can express their views elsewhere, not here - and I do not care about their views anyway.

To Hou Loke and other decent people who are genuinely disturbed by the link between the local rumor and the Norwegian rumor, I wish to express my apology. I did not intend to offend you.

Revision 2
I have banned a few members of the lynch crowd from posting in this Facebook. They can express their views elsewhere, not here - and I do not care about their views anyway.

To Hou Loke and other decent people who are genuinely disturbed by the link between the local rumor and the Norwegian rumor, I wish to express my apology. I did not intend to offend you.

For those who want to know my reason to post this "joke", I am sorry to disappoint you. You have to guess the reason by yourself. If you think that I have a hidden message, it will remain so.

Revision 3
I have banned a few members of the lynch crowd from posting in this Facebook. They can express their views elsewhere, not here - and I do not care about their views anyway.

To Hou Loke and other decent people who are genuinely disturbed by the link between the local rumor and the Norwegian rumor, I wish to express my apology. I did not intend to offend you.

For those who want to know my reason to post this "joke", I am sorry to disappoint you. You have to guess the reason by yourself. It will remain a secret, which I will share with my friends only.

I am lucky that I belong to a crowd of 2 million who didn't vote for Tan Kin Lian.


To Kerine Chen, Diana Liew and many other people who were glad that you did not vote for me. You belong to a crowd of 2 million people, so there is no need for you to advertise your decision here.

Lee Kwan Yew Walked Out of SGH Today

Source: Hardwarezone EDMW forum

I am so glad that one of the founding fathers of Singapore, Mr Lee Kwan Yew, is fine despite all the rumours about him for the past few days.

Happy Birthday to Singapore!

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