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Month: June 2013

The shifting goalpost on Quora

The shifting goalpost on Quora

And so, I was asked to answer a question on whether the oil refinery industry in Singapore is sustainable for the next 30 years.  First thought: since when I became an economic expert on my country? I gamely took up the challenge and wrote an answer an hour later,  based on international shipping routes and availability of oil, that was relevant to the question and I thought it was done. 5 minutes later, the asker updated the question description to…

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Quick Phone Repair

Quick Phone Repair

It was past 12.30am when I reached home from a quick TF2 session with the guys at Hackerspace. I wanted to prepare for a quick shower before heading straight to the bed. Then my dad woke up from his slumber (I made a bit too much noise, it seemed) and told me that my parcel was here. Strangely, I wasn’t that concerned during the delivery from Hong Kong to Singapore. Not anymore, after 4 prior deliveries. 5 seems to be…

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CinemaSins on YouTube

CinemaSins on YouTube

I was watching a commercial by Audi featuring the two Spocks. Note the lens flare and references to The Hobbit and Star Trek (both old and new). And then a random video thumbnail caught my eye and I clicked on it. What came next was expected. I watched one video and another for quite a while… Until Joseph came walking towards me (like I always do when bored with my work) and both of watched a bit more. Seriously, everyone…

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Travelling free in the morning! Yeah… Right.

Travelling free in the morning! Yeah… Right.

Today marks the start of a pilot programme by the government to encourage commuters travelling to city for work to leave their houses early. Essentially, train commuters get to have their fares waived off 100% if they arrive at designated stations in the city area before 7.45am and 50c off the fare if they tapped out between 7.45am to 8.00am. Being a Singaporean, it is obvious that I want to cash on the programme and at the same time, wake…

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HP Unveils New Business Tablets

HP Unveils New Business Tablets

HP has just extended its business tablet portfolio with the announcement of its next-generation convertible tablet, the HP EliteBook Revolve—a touch-enabled notebook that pivots to let users share their work and folds to go mobile as a tablet. With the ability to transform between ultrathin notebook form and a touch-enabled tablet form, the HP EliteBook Revolve is designed for businesses that require both form factors.  Driven by the latest, third-generation Intel® Core™ processors and optimized for Windows® 8, the HP EliteBook…

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Attempting revival of blog…

Attempting revival of blog…

It seems that I am pretty much active online everywhere else except on here. Other than the press releases in the recent times, my last update was in January. A pretty long time for another post, huh. So what happened to me for the past few months? Plenty, actually. I applied for exchange (finally!), took up additional roles within school, went overseas with the Chamber Choir (once again!) to Poland this time, travelled a bit thereafter. All these on top…

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[Press Release] Alienware releases new high-performance PC gaming laptops

[Press Release] Alienware releases new high-performance PC gaming laptops

SINGAPORE, June 14, 2013 – Alienware, the pioneer in specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, today announced its latest and most powerful gaming laptops with the unveiling of the Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18.  The systems feature a bold new design and extraordinary performance, uniquely engineered to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.    The new laptops include the Alienware 14 for the enthusiast gamer who requires a laptop that provides enough performance for any task, yet is mobile enough to fit…

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