He's one of the early pioneers of bringing singapore hawker food to a wider audience, and he's been a big advocate of setting up hawker culture (he had plans to build a 'hawker center in NYC)
I loved his no nonsense travel shows, and he really care more about the people and food than just whatever touristy things a particular country had to offer, which make him fantastic for a travel host.
I loved his videos like the layover or parts unknown, which he did in SG as well. The Singapore episode for layover is really fantastic for tourists on short trips since it jams places to visit and dining places to 24 hours.
Here are some of his episodes on SG: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xo2ian https://edition.cnn.com/videos/tv/2017/09/29/explore-parts-unknown-perfect-dish-singapore.roads--kingdoms
The best way is to head to CMPB with your parents and file an official complaint. If you want to give your CO another chance to settle this internally, you can approach him again and tell him your parents are thinking of filing a complaint at CPMB. Depending on how long to your ORD, you make your own decision on whether you want to pursue this. You can argue it is an abuse of power by the officer. In addition to this, the annual PRQ (psychological readiness questionnaire) issued by MINDEF is also another platform to voice your concerns. Your RSM/CC will be able to see the responses but they will be anonymous below the battalion/squadron level.
One guy in my unit was sick of the lack of rest allowed by the superiors. He did go up the proper chain of command, but it proved to be futile. He went to CMPB to complain. Soon after, real high ranking officers got involved in the matter. COLs and LTCs came down to meet with our CO and NSFs on multiple occasions. The crabs gave our management hell.
It's called freenode IRC channel. This is one of the best kept secrets for the IT world. All open source projects or development groups have their channels on it. All the way from C++, to python, to ruby, to linux and other sysadmin, network admin stuff.
IRC is where I learnt most of my coding and sysadmining skills, plenty of mentors I know there willing to answer questions. This was before things like stackoverflow or even reddit existed. Alot of people associated IRC to basically socialising, but it can be used as a serious work tool as well. 4chan uses it to coordinate their operations.
I do some work with blender and its python modules, IRC is the only way to communicate to the blender team which is based in the Netherlands quickly.
You can post an issue, pastebin your code, and someone there in another part of the world can look over the code and answer it immidately, and you can get coaching and support from them. You can do this literally 24/7 and in realtime.
If you need local charter groups, there are user groups like LUGS for linux or programming languages like python.
If you are working IT, you will have to learn how to work remotely because you won't have time to meetup unless for planning. I had a Canadian mentor since 2003, I have never met him in real life yet have learnt alot from him, including help with issues even when I was doing my compi sci degree.
Now that I've ORDed, let me teach you a way around it.
Create folders somewhere on your phone called "Camera" and "Whatsapp Photos", or whatever folder name your camera app uses.
Put around 20-30 "safe" real pictures into each of them.
Hide the real folders (every single one) except the two you've created, within Piktures. There's an option in the sidebar.
Go through phone checks with ease as they only have that much to scroll. Remember to open the app for them.
If you want, add a few more pictures into each folder every few weeks.
I'm all for consumer rights but a 1gb/mth limit for Whatsapp (before the introduction of video calls) sounds reasonable to me. What's more, assuming the user does nothing but video calls, he needs to video call for 200 mins to reach the 1gb limit. (5mb/min for 4g users, see here) Again, sounds reasonable to me, in the interest of other users.
Singapore's GDP per capita was lower than other British colonies, such as Jamaica. It only overtook other countries after independence in 1970s.
Almost everything you see in Singapore are built after independence - our education, military, healthcare, infrastructure, utilities, housing.
If you want to credit Singapore's success to colonialism, then colonialism should also take credit for failures or not-so-spectacular former colonies who were under colonial rule even longer than Singapore - Zimbabwe, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, Afghanistan, India, Philippines, Palestine, Iraq, etc.
Further comments: I am not as hardworking as u/woonie to use an analog watch and type every single timestamp, so I went with this Timestamper app to log all the timings. Despite this I still made a few mistakes so the timings given above might be off by a few seconds.
dude you can get this instead and streamline the process. you don't even have to wear the underwear just spray a bit on each one and mass produce that shit.
also my amazon history has now been fucked
Am female, but I once stepped into the male toilet because I was watching a drama on my phone and got distracted. Walked in (no one was inside, thankfully), and I was like "eh why the layout so different?" Buffered a bit, and realize I walked into the wrong toilet. Just when I was about to walk out, a guy walked in, saw me looking a bit lost and flustered, did a double take himself, then smiled and opened the door for me. I thanked him and quickly ran out. Hahaha.
> How often do you see Singaporeans able to succeed in those sectors?
I think a lot of Singaporeans have very simplistic "all or nothing" attitudes towards careers. The smart thing to do is to break it down into sub-steps. Life is long. The thing is to avoid getting fixated on a role (eg: veterinarian) and instead break it down into what you want to do (ie: help animals). Careers aren't linear – you can build career capital in one sector or industry and then use that as leverage to get closer to what you want.
I recommend reading Cal Newport's So Good They Can't Ignore You, and Paul Graham's How To Do What You Love: http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html
did not even know about this death. was it reported by saf to the public that a unnamed nsf was dead?
how many nsf deaths are there that are not revealed in the media.
leptospirosis does not sound like a disease you normally get in singapore...
> You’re at risk if you spend a lot of time around animals or in the outdoors. You’re more likely to be exposed to it if you have one of these jobs:
Underground worker (you work in a sewer or a mine)
> Also, if you raft, swim, or camp near affected lakes and rivers, you could get the disease.
> You usually start showing signs of leptospirosis within 2 weeks, though in some cases, symptoms may not show up for a month or not at all.
> "It makes you wonder what is happening," she said. According to Madam Ng, her son did not appear sick in the weeks after returning from the Brunei training trip. But he had approached the camp medical officer twice in the week before his death and was given medication for symptoms of flu and fever.
> A Mindef spokesman said a comprehensive investigation was done following 3SG Loh's death to determine the possible sources of the leptospirosis infection. Mindef investigations included environmental audits and samplings of 3SG Loh's working environment to determine possible sources of infection.
> "No causative agent and no rodent activities were detected in his camp. There were also no other cases of leptospirosis reported among his platoon or company soldiers," said the spokesman.
did anyone check the brunei camp ?
I just graduated from uni and and during uni I made a bus app which reached top 10 on Play Store recently.
Some features: * No Ads * Beautiful dark mode * Live notification alerts * EZ Link card reader * Less than 4 MB
Would love to hear feedbacks and suggestions.
Almost an year back, I learnt Android dev and wanted to make an app that my mom would actually use and then . After months of adding features every week it became a somewhat big project. Even though it wasn't my goal initially, I managed to get it on Play store. :)
Just wondering, are you sure she got it from a bank? Because it seems like some random game app.
Can't imagine banks doing advertising for stupid android games.
AVA urges people not to feed pigeons amid a sharp rise in feedback about the birds
> Other than being smelly, bird droppings can pose health risks as well. Infectious diseases specialist at Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre Leong Hoe Nam said bird droppings can cause lung, blood or brain infection, pneumonia and fungal infections.
> The histoplasmosis fungus thrives in damp soil that's rich in organic material, especially the droppings from birds and bats. For that reason, it's particularly common in chicken and pigeon coops..
It's great that there are Singaporeans who care deeply about animals. That said, feral pigeons are often considered to be "flying rats" because of their tendency to transmit disease. We exterminate them for the same reasons we exterminate other pests like rats.
Use the one service app and tell ur dobuts. The administrator should get to it pretty quickly
Source: use it to report a bunch of cockroach by the rubbish chute and were gone a few days after reportin
Not knowing exactly which bus stop to get down at was the only reason why I did not take buses when I initially moved to Singapore.
But then I found apps like Citymapper and Moovit. If you select a route you're taking they let you know when you are arriving at your bus stop.
Also I don't know if everyone knows about this (took me quite a while to figure out) but the card tapping machines on the buses display the name of the current stop. It changes to the approaching bus stop when you get close to it.
Enjoy guys, have fun with it. Follow me on twitter @linteractivity if you wanna be updated with my latest projects.
Social proof in action. Long queues signal that if other people are willing to wait for the food, the stall's food must be good. It is a form of heuristic people use to make decisions about what is good or not. However, the long queue could be a result of slow cooking process, or the stall used to be good so but because the cook changed, the standard went down but people still queue based on the reputation of the stall. The book, "
Also if you queue for a long time, by the time you get your food, you are very hungry so anything tastes nice!
You tailed a guy for 10km because of a perceived slight on the road?
This should be more helpful than a TP report:
He reposted his this to medium. See if there is a way to report him since you are the copyright holder
Ditched Gothere.sg since a year ago.
My go to app now is Citymapper. When it first entered Singapore, the usual route I took for my commute is not displayed in the app. Emailed them, replied almost instantly, added the suggestion within 3 days.
Just got time to google the item. (me don't work for Google, just use them only)
The Official name for this item "Street View Trekker backpack". The Street View Trekker is essentially a backpack with a built-in 360-degree camera, hard drive for data storage and batteries to power day-long hikes. (old model was 18kg, new model lighter, but no numbers provided)
if you wish to loan the device to map some areas, this is the form
Ps this fellow, is just a contractor (saw his pass) He have to display his Identifications, as some people are sensitive to their image taken.
Privacy Faces (moving objects)
By right, the software would remove faces/moving objects (i.e cars) But the during the capture if the imagery, if the object was spotted at the same location, during the subsequent (when is the subsequent time, no idea) image capture, that image is likely to be in the Google Street view.
Yes, they've announced their intention to enter Singapore some time back, and have already started to sign up drivers: https://www.go-jek.com/sg/join/
Strongly encourage everyone to support in the name of healthy competition.
Free VPNs are the worst. They keep logs and private information.
Buddy, just use any of these 5 VPNs recommended by other Redditors. All of them has free trials and costs under $3 which is worth every penny to be honest.
I am using NordVPN and CyberGhost without any issues at all.
>Felt as if CNA was just covering their ass before people start accusing them of giving free publicity to ghostwriting services
> Even though his lectures are kind of dry sometimes the assignments make up for it. You'll get an A as long as you meet the criteria (which is not that mo much to begin with). The only thin you'll have to worry about are the tests which are moderately easy.
> really,really nice professor! it's easy to get A.
Yea....Obviously for show.
Using a website that compares the size of countries, I found that
Vatican City is the size of an average shopping mall in Singapore
Sumatra is bigger than Norway and is about the same size as Sweden
If you stretch Indonesia vertically from Singapore upwards, it goes all the way up into Northern Mongolia
Myanmar is taller than the West coast of Continental US
Chile stretches from the northernmost part of Canada to Mexico
Papua New Guinea is twice as big as both Koreas combined
Russia stretches from Singapore all the way into Mainland Africa
Monaco is only as twice as big as Changi Airport/is the size of Sengkang and Punggol combined/is smaller than Jurong
Vietnam is about the same size as Japan. Northern Vietnam even looks a bit like Hokkaido
I can strongly recommend reading The Anxities of mobility by a Swedish anthropologist.
He has a very interesting idea that there's a hierarchy of dreams in the straight. The poor farmers in Indonesia wants to go to Batam, where they can find a future life. People in Batam wants to go to Singapore where they, in turn, may find their future.
Singapore, meanwhile, wants to control these dreamers and create borders and other methods of control, to protect their ideal future.
The relations between these three spheres have many interesting dynamics and parallels to Globalization, with a center (S'pore), semi-periphery (Batam) and a periphery (Indonesian villages).
My friend and I created an anonymous chat app where emojis are your identity. You'll get matched with similar people nearby based on the emojis you chose. Do give it a try :D Threemoji (Android only for now)
EZ-Link Card readers (without any network link) are simply RFID card readers. Any NFC capable android phone would be able to perform the same functions as those disconnected readers! In other words, almost any android phone can check the value of NETS Flashpay and Ez-Link Cards. Legally!
PSA for android users who aren't aware, you can actually download an app and tap your ezlink card against your phone to check its value and even top it up with your credit card if you like!
For EZ-Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Daylight.EzLinkAndroid&hl=en For NETS Flashpay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mls.nets.reader&hl=en
There are two reasons often given for this tradition. The first (and likely apocryphal) is that "IV" is a representation for "Ivpiter", or Jupiter, the supreme Roman god, and that people were afraid to invoke his name on timepieces.
The real reason is aesthetics: watchmakers want to keep an approximate vertical symmetry in symbol width, and "IIII" is at better parity with "VIII" than "IV".
As for "correctness" of IV versus IIII, Roman numerals weren't standardized until long after the ancient Romans. Use of forms like "IIII" and "IIX" (for 8) and "IC" (for 99) was fairly common and, at times, preferred. It's a modern convention that there's only "one correct way" to write Roman numerals.
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If anyone gets the Event / Meeting / Webinar Link or ID then please post or message it, or just report it using the form above.
Firstly, you would want to first open a brokerage account with Interactive Brokers, which has much lower fees than DBS vickers. However the downside is there is a 10 USD minimum spend every month unless you have 100K USD in assets.
Secondly, you will want to buy VUSD listed on LSE instead of VOO. This is because VUSD is Irish domiciled and only has 15% dividend withholding tax versus 30% in VOO. Another good ETF is IWDA which tracks the MSCI world index so that you will have a better balance.
Finally i suggest buying this ebook (its only 8 dollars) https://gumroad.com/l/FxsMU . It is written by a user named Shiny Things who is the resident financial guru in the HWZ forums, and provides great advise on how Singaporeans should invest
The US State Department assessment was that he was an autocratic figure with human rights issues. https://search.wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1977STATE295480_c.html
These are the confidential objective assessments of professional political analyst.
The controversy section of the LKY wikipedia page will give you a good start as to some of the reasons behind that assessment.
>Shingles goes away on its own...
If you're just interested in ebooks, I prefer using Libby. It's by Overdrive, but the user experience feels way more polished than NLB Mobile+Overdrive, and you can do everything within a single app. https://meet.libbyapp.com/
> * I would recommend getting a NETS card over a EZLINK card as NETS is accepted in more places. Doesn't really matter though. I had NFC on my phone and was able to check the balance using the EZ Link app.
As a local, I'm ashamed that I don't know this exists. Gonna commit seppuku now.
Base on nPerf, this are the places with SingTel 5G Connectivity. So far driving around SG I do get 5G around CBD area (on GOMO though)
But then again even with 4G/5G connectivity, I don’t know why my GOMO/SingTel line has issue with loading contents. I can have a full bar 4G but not be able to login to POSB without being timed out.
Right, a few points to people looking to get VPNs in sg:
Yes, I've had personal experience with all three (don't ask). Be safe, people!
Singapore has a fuckton of tough laws, but it generally also follows a 'don't make noise / shout everywhere about whatever illegal shit you're doing and we'll close one eye' policy when it comes to prosecuting or actively going after things like movie pirates and guys having anal sex.
I mean, they will come down on you if you report yourself, the laws and all are on the books, and sure it's totally illegal, but just don't be an idiot and no one will (likely) care. If you're worried then like everyone else says, grab a VPN. Private Internet Access is good and pretty cheap, I'd recommend it myself.
I can't go into detail or one of those sensitive hair-trigger Christians will send in a police report to further bolster their infamous persecution complex. But I'll give you an example of how a giant Christian institution was balls-deep in promoting racism and they only recently began to examine their past. The local churches, have not.
I don't understand all the support for Soh Rui Yang here. Yes, I acknowledged that he is damn good at what he is doing. But I would make the same decision as the gov to not select him for future competitons after several warnings/coaching. As a manager in company, I like to implement a "no asshole rule" - rather to have people working in harmony, & in respect of each other; instead of having an overachieving top performer that causes trouble for everyone else.
If you are interested to delve more into the topic: https://www.amazon.com/Asshole-Rule-Civilized-Workplace-Surviving/dp/1600245854
www.moneysense.gov.sg/Understanding-Financial-Products.aspx is a great place to start. Gives a great introduction not only to investments but other financial products like insurance etc.
Also highly recommend reading A Random Walk Down Wall Street after reading the moneysense articles.
Local investment blogs like investmentmoats.com are great sources of information too.
SGXAcademy holds free beginner investment talks so look out for those too.
Basically be prepared to do a lot of reading before you dive in.
Oh, and r/investing has moronic Monday/Wednesday threads where you can ask more experienced investors for advice, concept clarification etc.
For bus, i use SG Busleh
It's clean, simple and light. Also has functions to bookmark bus stops and what not, and when the haze is around they also display the PSI. Got android wear support also.
I usually find my way around unknown areas with Google Maps and https://busrouter.sg/.
Free and Open Source Software. For every non-free software out there, there are almost always free alternatives. E.g.
Microsoft Office -> LibreOffice.
Photoshop -> Gimp
Movie Maker -> Kdenlive
For Android apps, there's F-Droid for free apps.
Opportunities happen! Wholesome gay encounters happen! You'll also find kindred spirits along the way. I'm lucky enough to be in a company that's inclusive and even has a LGBTQ network. You might want to consider a LGBTQ meetup.com event.
Also, psshhh BTO
yep they do. I went to Iceland for exchange, the locals had hilarious stories about their experience using the app.
I wouldn't bother with r/investing either. Reddit is good for social/fun/weird things, but I wouldn't trust it for investment information. Besides there are other forums/websites that are faaaaaar better.
Books: there are countless good ones, so I'm just gonna name 2 I really like: The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, and Extreme Money by Satyajit Das.
Others include Black Swan by Nassim Taleb, that's somewhat of an investment bible these days. His other book Fooled by Randomness is good too, but not essential.
Download the app. Enter login details and the phone will auto login when there's a hotspot around.
But it always connects when I'm on the MRT and the train stops at the station, interrupting my connection. Probably the only time I wish the WiFi won't connect so quickly.
For those on Android and 'forced to install if not extra', here's a way to install the app while giving SAF 'the finger' by not giving them the download count..
1) go to APK downloader https://apps.evozi.com/apk-downloader/
2) Key in the SGSecure Google play url: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ministryofhomeaffairs.sgsecure.mhasg&hl=en
3) Download the apk and install in your phone.
If your encik wanna check your phone, can just show them you got it install (so no extra) and YET you are not giving them the download count....
NUS CS student here. I'm sure there are other factors to judge job prospects but looking at the fresh grads pay here http://moe.gov.sg/education/post-secondary/files/ges-nus.pdf i think CS is one of the highest, alongside engineering. Unless you can get into law or medicine.
In Singapore the pay is not good but you get a chance to work in Silicon Valley where they pay interns USD$7-8k a month. That's the ideal many students have here.
But realistically, you need to work very hard to get good. And you're unlikely to be good if you don't enjoy it. I know a few ex-students who took up computing because they didn't have anything else to do. In the end they transferred out. We have one of the highest transfer rates here. So don't go into the course if you're thinking about money. If you hate programming you'll end up hating what you do. I wouldn't want to use a product built by a software engineer who hates their job.
tl;dr you have to be good to get a high paying programming job. you have to enjoy programming to be good.
+1. I get that visualizations can be bad, but this does not seem like one that is particularly so. I like the example given above by u/Budgetwatergate, some other obvious ones are here.
This one has room for improvement (e.g. a caveat about the differing y-axis scaling would help, and Singapore's graph just doesn't show all that much because of the large number of initial dorm cases skewing the data -- one possible way would be to show incremental cases since the start of 2021). However, the intended point is in the title about the current COVID wave hitting SEA, and all the graphs are showing the trend correctly without any obvious misleading.
Sorry for nitpicking 1918 Spanish Flu. Also in those times we were much more willing to accept death rates of much higher rates. Death estimates range from 40-50 million of which 15-20 million is India, at a much lower population level. https://www.amazon.com/Age-Pandemics-1817-1920-Shaped-India/dp/9353579457
Some of this is just a function of how the world has gotten dramatically richer so lot more of us have 1st world problems :)
Sites And Apps That Pay You To Scan Your Receipts. (Reddit thread)
These types of apps exists. Shuga for example is a local one.
For you guys that want to watch the World Cup but can't afford it and too lazy to go to the community club, here's how.
First you would have to download a application called Acestream on Windows here and on android here. For Windows it will also install another software call Aceplayer which you will use to stream and for android is as it is.
To watch, you would have to retrieve a Acestream link and it is available on /r/soccerstreams. There will a thread for every match and in the comments there will be links for the different resolution. The link will work well for the rest of the day and you would have to retrieve it everyday if the old link does not work anymore.
"You are leaving out the most important part. You are shorting it to Ang Moh, which is not the full word. And it does not translate to white people, the full term, ang mo kow (紅毛猴), red haired monkey. Please stop try to justify blatant racism."
Using modern Tailo romanization, here are the common words associated with Ang Moo:
Ang Moo Ue - 紅毛話 - English language
Ang Moo Tsu - 紅毛厝- Bungalow
Ang Moo Hui - 紅毛灰 - Cement
Ang Moo Kio - 紅毛茄 - Tomato
These things are prefixed with "Ang Moo" to indicate that they were introduced from White Caucasians.
Honestly, with my hand on my heart, I can't remember when I ever personally heard 紅毛猴. If indeed it existed, I will agree with you that it is offensive. If anything, it's definitely not the case that 紅毛 is derived from 紅毛猴. No shortening here.
The original term 紅毛 is documented by one of the earliest Hokkien dictionaries.
You will encounter many advice, you should be skeptical of all advice (including this). Some methods (trading on technicals, buy-and-hold, index funds, blue chips, fx etc) work for some people only, most people can't tell the difference between being lucky and being good and lastly be skeptical of people with a proven method for profits, they probably want to sell you something. So always play with money you can afford to lose, call it tuition fees, something we all go through to find an investing method that works for us. Start by reading, voracious reading. And don't limit yourself to Singapore only, especially if you are a long term investor.
a long time ago, i wrote an valuation of Unilever (magnum icecream, Dove etc), more of an exercise to get me to read the annual reports, 10k reports etc, you can read it here:
btw, i have not sold it yet.
Really? It's rare here, but it being against the law? Wikitravel says it's illegal to do so in Singapore, but I think it's specific to attempting to hitch on expressways, and this is not allowed in many other countries too.
Can't find anything an law sites about hitchhiking yet. Anyone has leads on this?
I moved back from the US to Singapore twice, once in 2013 and once in 2016. I also just helped one Indonesian friend move from New York to Singapore last month.
You can expect a total compensation cut between 30% and 50% depending on what you're getting now but since your Singapore taxes should be lower than 10%, you should get most your pay cut back thanks to lower taxes. Life is cheaper than in New York or San Francisco and you'll definitely be able to save some money.
About the pay and the company perks, you can check out the job portal that my wife and I built for software engineers in Singapore: https://careerwiz.sg. We spent over 100 hours gathering data about salary ranges and perks of the largest tech companies in Singapore.
If you don't mind working from home, one interesting option is GitLab. One of my local friends joined them and they do offer similar salaries in Singapore than in the US: https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/people-group/global-compensation/calculator/.
I hope this helps.
> Tim Cook? Good Leader? LMAO.
good leader for Apple and its investors.
Regardless of what you think of apple products (i am an android users btw), the share price & market cap don't lie....and is the only measurement of a public company.
you can think Tim cook lacks imagination and is shitty and approves derivative products (that's my view as well btw). But You know what Apple investors and tim cook thinks of your opinion?
Google knows. Citymapper knows.
I'm always very curious why people like to ask questions that are easily searchable... xD
>Went to look at 2011 GE results again just out of curiosity. I have this theory that 40% of voters strongly support the PAP and 25% lean PAP, meanwhile 30% of voters strongly support the opposition and 5% lean opposition. However, that moderate 30% may vote either way, depending on the party and candidates. The WP never fell below 40% in any constituency they ran in, even when fielding unknown candidates, which is rather impressive. Based on my theory, they capture 10% of the moderate vote just by being the WP. Any thoughts?
The US embassy wrote a candid summary of Singaporean electoral politics and the tricks the PAP uses to quash opposition. It got leaked by wikileaks: https://wikileaks.org/cable/2004/10/04SINGAPORE3001.html
I highly recommend it. Really well written and it nails the situation exactly.
e.g. this gem:
>Ideology? Not in Singapore >---------------------------
>¶9. (SBU) A unique aspect of the Singapore political system is the almost complete absence of ideology. Seemingly controversial issues such as free trade, the death penalty, and military service are not issues here. Rational pragmatism reigns supreme and the PAP has done a masterful job of adopting any ideas or policies that it thinks will work for Singapore, even if the ideas come from the opposition. MP Chiam See Tong told us he spent years pushing for smaller class sizes in schools and longer compulsory education, which the PAP eventually adopted without attributing it to Chiam. This environment has made it difficult for the opposition to launch any sustained critiques of government policy and has created a parallel lack of ideology in the opposition itself.
Available from Playstore, can be installed on any Android phone. Have you not been to a shopping centre that's using this?
books > blogs.
If you are serious, here are some suggested books to get you started:
Hedge Fund Market Wizards - Jack D. Schwager
Inside the House of Money - Steven Drobny
100 Minds That Made the Market - Kenneth Fisher
Running Money - Andy Kessler
Eat People - Andy Kessler
How to Make Money in Stocks - William O'neal
Finding the Next Starbucks - Michael Moe
One Up On Wall Street - Peter Lynch
Zero to One - Blake Masters and Peter Thiel
I think it's really novelty that makes people want to try, especially there's so much hype about chat bot, and it does seem fun to chat with one.
One thing i do agree with him though, is the current batch of bus apps are overwhelming, they are not designed for daily commuting behavior. Having to scroll through a list of bookmarked bus stops and buses everyday? It's gets troublesome and frustrating sometimes.
I think there are no apps that can solve all issues or satisfy all users -- even the award winning SG Busleh also can't. It's all down to personal preferences and your experience with it.
Personally i prefer this SG Dr bus app that can auto sort my buses based on my current location. Makes it easier for my own commuting.
This one does, correct me if I am wrong.
I just downloaded this app today, so I'm not very familiar with how accurate this is! Found this app at the ad section on redditisfun. Heh.
How old are you? If you're an adult, your myopia should stop increasing by itself. If it's eye strain, take eye breaks for a couple of minutes (look out of the window) every 30 min of close work. If you use the computer in the evening, install f.lux. It will change the colour scheme on the computer to a warmer, more soothing scheme (less blue light) in the evenings. You can get blue light filters for your screens as well.
If you're still growing, spend at least one hour in the sunshine each day to slow down myopia progression. You can be reading a book outdoors in that time, it still helps. Some near-UV wavelength from the sun will slow down the lengthening of your eyeball. Go to an eye doctor and get low dose atropine eye drops to use daily (this is more for kids; I'm not sure if it works if you're a teen).
If you have your own music library you want to listen to anywhere you go, you might want to try Google Music. It is supposed to be US only at the moment but there are ways around it. It's pretty good for something that's still new and works well with my Android mobile. Uploading your library might take some time though and there's a 20,000 song limit, but it's something you might want to consider for the long run.
I've been working at a local startup with a honor sick leave system for the past 4 years. As a result I've never actually gone to the doctor in the past 4 years – when I fall sick, I just rest at home and nobody minds at all. I've definitely fallen sick a lot less than I used to, too. (I used to fall sick like... every 2-3 months or so when I was in JC and NS. Hmmmm.)
The thing about startups (the good ones, at least) is, they're very discerning when they hire. They hire people who are self-driven, self-motivated, and would probably overwork themselves a little bit if left to their own devices. My team lead sometimes has to tell people to please chill out, please take a vacation, etc.
A parallel thought: Sometimes people read about Google's nap pods and all the office perks that they have – free food, free games, etc – and they say, "Wah, if I work at Google, I would never get any work done!" – which is precisely why those people would never get hired at Google.
Honor system works great in small teams of honorable people who are highly motivated to get things done. I highly recommend it, but these teams aren't for everyone either. They work hard. They work nights and weekends.
Maybe a sports team metaphor might be appropriate. Working in startups is like playing as a pro athlete in a high-performance sports team. If you need to rest, if you need to sleep, etc, the team trusts that you know your body best and you're raring to perform again ASAP.
Check out Netflix's culture doc for a great introduction to this sort of 'high-performance, high-freedom' culture: https://www.slideshare.net/reed2001/culture-1798664
A part of the social contract at startups like these is "we won't kachiau you about leave, but we also won't hesitate to fire you if you're not performing". Some of us love environments like that (because it means all the low-performers get weeded out quick). Some of us would find that unsettling. Your mileage may vary.
In university, I have reverted back to pencil for exams. Erasing hand-written code and giant matrices and partial differentials is easier and neater than cancelling them if they were written in pen, and is faster than dragging correction tape over them. Pen is only used for writing my details on the cover page, where they cannot be erased.
I use a Uni Kuru Toga Advance mechanical pencil and a $0.60 Pentel polymer eraser. Clean, powerful erasure.
>Thought of getting the Starhub Happy Roam Prepaid but I called Starhub just now and was told I would still be blocked from WA, Google etc as I would be connected to a local telco rather than Starhub even when on Happy Roam.
I'm not sure if that is true. I signed up for the SingTel roaming in June and it worked fine, though I have no idea if they changed in the last few months.
Get a good VPN. I personally recommend ExpressVPN, it works most of the time but can get pretty expensive. Others like PIA are cheap but don't work nearly as well.
Download the VPN from the App Store before leaving, Android and Windows apps are easier to come by, but it doesn't hurt to download them earlier if you have time.
As long as you are willing to wait, brick and mortar stores can't compete with online stores pricewise imo.
My last 10 book purchases from Book Depository compared to Kinokuniya:
Total spent at Book Depository: $260.89.
Total it would have costed me at Kino: $450.22. Let's say I sign up for Kino membership, 1 year for $21.40, and get 20% off. It still would have costed me $381.57 ($360.17 for books + $21.40 membership fee).
I used to be a Kino loyalist, but nowadays I buy mostly from Book Depository. I only go to Kino if I want to check out a book in person (and buy at Book Depository later) or I desperately want the book immediately.
If you have an android phone with NFC, FareBot is pretty handy.
All you have to do is scan your EZ-Link card with your phone and you can view the last 30(iirc) transactions and the remaining card balance.
Spent just over 10 days last year..
Get a T-money card for traveling on trains and buses. You can pretty much get them at any convenience store. Top it up with 10000 won, then add on when it's going low. Each trip cost about 1000 won or so. Get the Subway Korea app, very convenient to get to know which station, train door, station exit, to get to where you want to be. This is, of course, within the Seoul metropolitan area. There's a KRpass for foreigners if you intend to go to other cities (Busan, Daegu, etc)
Most shops, except for the street carts type, accept visa/mastercard as payment, so you won't really need to bother too much about physical currency. Just sign away..
I find this accurate 97% of the time. Design is up to date and the favorite function is awesome.
Paid is $3.50 for no ads n Android Wear support.
EDIT: and Citymapper. Functions inside are great and easy to use. Directions more accurate than Google Maps in some instances.
Apparently the aussies didn't give up so easy. And apparently the technology is not bullet-proof either. But I think the big case raised there is that they have dynamic IP addresses.
since you're not looking for a serious relationship and just looking for friends, why not try meetup.com? can meet more like-minded people etc.
feels like tinder is mainly for ons (well if that's your thing) and nothing serious.
The classic introduction (that I know of, in American liberal arts colleges) and probably the most cited, is the Marx-Engels reader. Find a friend who'll buy it for you from bookdepository. In particular read the Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, and if you don't have patience for the whole lot, just Alienated Labour (or Estranged Labour, depending on the translation-- it's short enough to read online if you're desperate enough). Then Communist Manifesto but even that is too heavy on rhetoric and ideology and too low on fleshed out arguments. If you're just dipping your toes, Das Kapital is too technical and worthless without some kind of commentary on how lots of Marxist economics (especially the labour theory of value) is intellectually bunk.
Then go read Berman's The Primacy of Politics, which is much more relevant, historical, and interesting imho. Deals with the development of political Marxism and the left post-Marx, eventually into social democracy.
EDIT: forgot to recommend Social Democracy in the Global Periphery as well.
Which aisle were you looking in?last time I was in Kino there was a search kiosk.
If you're fine with getting it online, here's a Book Depository link
Don't have to leave your house to search and free shipping!
Make hiring IT work in Singapore a nightmare by introducing Leetcode & see the bloodbath ensues.
…Or not: we still measure people by their paper qualifications, never mind if they can't code for nuts (I had PTSD having university project work for an idiot who only managed to graduate in IT, only to find him working in a bakery later on because that's his passion, the degree is just to please his parent's desires).
Here's the tripadvisor page for hostels. And here's stuff that's under $100 in Singapore in January next year.
Honestly, most people on this sub are Singaporeans. We live here; so we're not as familiar with hostels and things like that because we don't use them. Ask us for food recs and there'll be more to offer, probably. But your best bet if looking for places to stay is just using the sites I linked, since those are by / for travellers.
Read this /r/singapore thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/singapore/comments/1dzsk4/why_are_salaries_so_low_relative_to_the_cost_of/ Most likely you won't want to come here anymore.
This quora thread too: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-software-developers-paid-ridiculously-low-in-Singapore-despite-having-a-very-high-living-cost?srid=5t1&share=1
A personal anecdote of mine - a typical SE internship in the US pays you $5000-$8000 a month. Over here, they're offering $800-$1000. That's probably lower than minimum wage in the US. Source: My university's "talent" job portal. Would take a screenshot but not sure if those pages are confidential.
Until your favorite YouTuber starts to promote Imran right in the video.
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Yesterday I just published my first android app (or game?). There's an insane amount of stuff to do even for a simple app. There was a lot to learn at the start but I think that it should get easier now.
Link (It's a short game that takes less than an hour.) Let me know if you encounter any crashes!
Still a university freshman myself but I do have a bit of relevant knowledge. Take it with a pinch of salt though.
To put things into perspective, less than half of professional money managers outperform the S&P500, the U.S ETF. So, from here onwards, I'll be using the approximate S&P return rate of 5% as the annual return rate. Note that this 5% return is not a no-risk investment. Riskless investments have an approximate 2% annual return rate.
To earn 'passive income' of 3k a month (36k annually), you need $720k. This number is not risk adjusted, and not inflation adjusted.
From (2), you can probably surmise that it is incredibly difficult to reach be able to reach the wealth level required to live off your investments.
What then is the best way to growth wealth? I'm of the opinion that you would be much better off if you're able to grow your wealth the traditional way, at least initially, before taking a few calculated high-risk manoeuvres. However you are able to do this, is up to your own ability and discretion. Whether you are able to succeed in this, will make or break your future wealth portfolio.
If you still insist on trying to grow your wealth through investments, you need to first decide what kind of investor you are. A technical investor or a fundamental investor. For the latter, which I identify myself more closely, you should start with The Intelligent Investor by Ben Graham. That's often considered the holygrail of fundamental investing. Following that, you can move on to analysing company's balance sheets etc.
All the best.
Edit - Return rate rather than growth rate my bad
But if you are super beginner, then pick up Investing for dummies or Idiot's Guide to stock investing.
No I'm not making fun of people. I get my own students to start with the Dummies Guide as most investment books start talking as if the reader already knows all the financial terms and understands the basics.
Follow Material Design guidelines. That alone will make your app look more polished. Make your UI align to the 8dp grid as much as you can. There are apps out there (e.g. Designer Tools https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scheffsblend.designertools) to help you in that.
Simple transitions and animations also make the app look and feel better. Read up http://www.androiddesignpatterns.com/2014/12/activity-fragment-transitions-in-android-lollipop-part1.html
Look at your styles.xml and make sure you're implementing the app theme properly. The details matter, like the colour of the cursor that shows up when you select an EditText.
I personally use SG Bus Leh bcos it's prolly the only bus app that provides the bus location. Pretty accurate, though there were a few times the bus came sooner than predicted. Also, I really like the local colloquialism used by the app (Oei, bus leh, No bus-stops to display leh). Makes me smile everytime heh
Depends whether you want to upgrade to a 2A/2 bike and what type of bike you're looking at.
For safety, I'd advice getting a street/cruiser bike. Kup chai bikes go off-balance easier than almost any other bike because of their light weight and iffy brakes. Sport bikes tend to have higher petrol consumption (some, not all) and have higher accident statistics simply because their riders go faster and has less room for error. Most riders probably won't need to go over 100km/h in Singapore anyway.
Try for a street bike like Bajaj Pulsar or Honda CB150 or Yamaha FZ. These three are more popular in the 2nd hand market and probably cheaper. I personally have an old modified Honda CM125; it's fuel efficient and reliable but the parts are hard to find so it's costly to do maintenance.
Also, invest in safety gear. A good full-faced helmet that has ventilation for this weather, meshed gloves/jackets to go with it.
Line breaks: pla¦giar|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈpleɪdʒərɪz(ə)m /
The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own:
'there were accusations of plagiarism'
'it claims there are similar plagiarisms in the software produced at the university'
Source: Oxford English Dictionary (online)
So actually no, plagiarism refers to all ideas, not just academia and journalism. You can complain about getting downvotes all you like, but I think most people WOULD care if someone else took credit for their ideas or work, even aunties.
Everyone does. It's called autopilot, though takeoffs and landings are still manually operated.
Google's driverless cars have completed 300,000 miles of test drives with no accidents, excepting the ones when <em>humans</em> were at the wheel.
Green Man Gaming is having a Black Friday sale too!
Edit: Note they have a bunch of other vouchers that you can use to stack the discounts.
Monster Hunter World is USD 38.87 with code #00E242-QZ5ECR-YHMQMH from their voucher page. That's a 35% discount on a 3-month old game. Not super cheap but that's still pretty good!
The voucher page also has a bunch of other cool deals.
+1 for kinokuniya (specifically any branch other than bugis, check "store stock status" for avaiability) and bookdepository (though be prepared to wait ~2 weeks for delivery). not sure if it's the edition you want though, since it's from penguin but translated by hollingdale?
Incense and haze smell differently, the smell for the past few days is that of haze. And also Sumatra has a high concentration of PM2.5 around the town of Duri, which may be the source of the current haze.
My advice to you as someone who works in this field. It is mostly self teaching.
You literally need to practice. Plenty of materials online. 4chan has an arts section called /ic/.
It's available under a creative commons license. It's legal to reinterpret remix it as long as we do so for free. What we can do is release a pdf template for free, and people can print them if they choose. If you guys so choose, we can together print a few sets for our own use, and not for commercial distribution.