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Lobang King (我是Lobang King) is a Singaporean comedy drama which aired on Channel 8 in 2003. It is a spin-off of the popular long-running series Don’t Worry, Be Happy (敢敢做个开心人), which had just ended its sixth and final season.
Ah Bee has set up a real estate company with Taiwanese partner Xu Jiefu. By chance, Jiefu employs Mabel as her English proficiency is crucial when dealing with foreign clients. However, Ah Bee and the recently divorced Mabel are often at loggerheads with each other.
Ah Bee’s uncle Kim Lye is boss of a provisions shop. Kim Lye’s employee “Mee Siam” is very pretty and often attracts costumers, especially Jiefu who tries to woo her. Later, Kim Lye employs his old friend’s son Daji and makes him work long hours without overtime pay to save money.
The Devil’s Technology : Why I want to work in a unskilled place(MacDonald’s)
Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, menticide, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual “systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated”. The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making. In Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, Jacques Ellul maintains that the “principal aims of these psychological methods is to destroy a man’s habitual patterns, space, hours, milieu, and so on.”
Theories of brainwashing and of mind control were originally developed to explain how totalitarian regimes appeared to succeed in systematically indoctrinating prisoners of war through propaganda and torture techniques. These theories were later expanded and modified to explain a wider range of phenomena, especially conversions to new religious movements (NRMs).
Thought broadcasting is a positive symptom of schizophrenia in the diagnostic process undertaken by mental health professionals. Thought broadcasting has been suggested as one of the so-called “first rank symptoms” (Schneider’s first-rank symptoms) believed to distinguish schizophrenia from other psychotic disorders.
During thought broadcasting people describe their thoughts being broadcast, or available, to others. This is a passive process and not something the person can control. It is different from people being able to read their thoughts in that when thoughts are being broadcast they are available to anybody. To exemplify, thought broadcast can be compared to radio transmitting as opposed to telephone connections. Note there is no implication that their thoughts are being heard.
In mild manifestations, a person with this thought disorder may doubt their perception of thought broadcasting. Infrequent instances are considered to be mild. When thought broadcasting occurs on a regular basis, the disorder begins to affect behavior and interferes with the person’s ability to function in society. This is considered to be a severe manifestation of thought broadcasting that is usually indicative of schizophrenia.
More than 10 years, I develop schizophrenia where I am really broadasting my thoughts where a group of people can see and experience what I experience. So my family subjected me to experiments, ask so many people to attack me and try everything I do, until I have developed a tolerance from trying to control me using the Devil’s technologies that I have become immuned to it, developing ESP and my own technologies to fight back instead. Whatever I experience, others will experience it too so that is the reason there are so many crazy people, everybody want to stop me from having sex and control everything I do, whatever I eat or taste that establishment will have wild business, everybody is trying to steal my secrets, which is my inventions that is so advanced it will take at least 200 years before someone can come close to it. You cannot pick my brain, it is not found physically anywhere as I have developed an insight to counter every person’s every move, even seeing what my eyes are seeing? Everybody thinks they can take advantage of the situation and interfered with everything I do, disturb me until I got no business and try to control my every move, so I am going to kick ass and developed my entire range of 100 new technologies to counter every move the person makes, very soon, everything is going to be worthless if he does not stop it and there is no way anyone can touch me anymore.
More than 10 years, I have been suffering day and night from abuse, but up to now, I have found many evidence, and links of everyone playing games with me, so I suspect it is my mom and auntie who is playing games with me by telling garbage to everyone so everyone attack me, play games with me and interferes with everything I do, so that they can get benefits, as I have demonstrated, if this does not stop, I am capable of crashing the entire global economy and pay the entire Liberation Army of China to attack any country I want. Play games with my destiny and I will execute every single person involved especially my family members who is trying to fool me and nobody dare to do anything to me. Whatever bad and evil I have overturned everything to create good, nobody has my skills because I already know everything, my skills are not from black magic and witchcraft.
– Contributed by Oogle.
Are you prepared for the Holiday season?
In Singapore, an average 3 to 4 families out of 10 will travel overseas during this period until CNY, where there will be as many as five times overseas tourists will come to Singapore. Isn’t it time to loosen your immigration policies for social visit passes? As such, as you fill in the blanks, are you ready to plan the logistics and promotions to target the right customers to increase your sales? You need to ask these questions :
1) What is the top 5 visitors to Singapore in terms of percentage breakdown and countries? Then in numbers?
2) When they come to Singapore, where will they visit?
3) They will definitely need to eat and drink, what will be the hotels and restuarants they will patronise? What is the Food and Beverage sales that will be likely generated during this period?
4) Every logistics will be affected, from airlines, airport, transport, where you need to plan your capacity and manpower to handle the demand. Temporary holiday jobs is the best way to handle your manpower needs.
5) If you are able to match demand and supply, you would have already maximised your sales, Shopping is a great attraction for many travellers, and retailers will be laughing to the bank if you plan your promotion right. Are you game enough?
6) Based on historical data you will lose 4 out of 10 Singaporeans but increase 5 times more for visitors. As such your old customers will only left 6 out of 10 Singaporeans. What must you do to attract the new customers you want? If you can target the right customers you would have already capitalised on demand, increasing your ROI from your baseline.
7) This trend happens all over the world and if everybody can take advantage of it, you will generate great income, because everyone will be travelling around the world and the sales generated will give the world economy a boost.
– Contributed by Oogle.
By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News
Scientists have demonstrated methods that could see higher-performance computer chips made from tiny straws of carbon called nanotubes.
Carbon nanotubes have long been known to have electronic properties superior to current silicon-based devices.
But difficulties in manipulating them have hampered nanotube-based chips.
The experiments, reported in Nature Nanotechnology, show a kind of two-part epoxy approach to individually place the nanotubes at high density.
The race is on in the semiconductor chip industry to replace current silicon technology – methods to make smaller and therefore faster devices will soon come up against physical limits on just how small a silicon device can be.
Study co-author James Hannon, a materials scientist at IBM, said that there are few realistic successors to silicon’s throne.
“The problem is you have to put it in to production on a 10- or 15-year time scale, so the kinks have to be worked out in the next few years,” he said.
“If you look at all the possibilities out there, there are very few that have actually produced an electronic device that would outperform silicon – there are exotic things out there but they’re all still at the ‘PowerPoint stage’.”
Though single nanotubes have shown vastly superior speed and energy characteristics in lab demonstrations, the challenge has been in so-called integration – getting billions of them placed onto a chip with the precision the industry now demands.
Current chips are made using lithography, in which large wafers of silicon are layered with other materials of different electronic properties and then devices are simply “etched” out using a focused beam of electrons or charged atoms.
To address the integration challenge, Dr Hannon and his colleagues came up with a solution – two of them in fact.
The first was a chemical that coats nanotubes and makes them soluble in water.
The second was a solution that binds to the first chemical and to the element hafnium, but not to silicon.
The team used standard techniques to etch a pattern of channels in hafnium deposited on silicon.
Then they simply “double-dipped” the chip into the two solutions – one chemical stuck to the hafnium, and the other chemical acted as the second part of a two-part epoxy, tightly binding nanotubes to the hafnium regions on the chip but not to silicon.
The result was a series of neatly aligned nanotube devices, already wired up within the pattern, at a density of a billion per square centimetre.
“That’s one nanotube every 150 or 200 (billionths of a metre) or so,” explained Dr Hannon. “That’s not good enough to make a microprocessor yet – it’s a factor of 10 away.
“But it’s a factor of 100 better than has been done previously.”
The demonstration is a “huge improvement”, but Dr Hannon said several issues are still to be solved.
They incude finding more efficient ways to sort through nanotubes – which are made in a wide variety of sizes and types – to select in large quantity and high accuracy the kind suitable for devices.
The etching process that sets the ultimate size of a transistor on the chip must also be improved.
For now, the team has modelled what it can do with the technique in its current form – a vast array of transistors, each comprising six nanotubes spaced 10 nanometres apart.
Their models suggest a 10-fold jump in performance – a chip run at more than three times the frequency and consuming just a third the energy.
However, in the longer term, nanotube chips would run up against the same limits that silicon faces; as Dr Hannon puts it, “we’re limited by the size of an atom eventually”.
“But this at least gives us a way to gain performance while shrinking the device.”
Sunday, Nov 11, 2012
SINGAPORE – Several DBS and POSB automated teller machines (ATM) were temporarily out of service this morning.
Services were progressively restored from noon, and affected machines were fully operational by 3pm, according to a statement by DBS bank on their Facebook page.
The bank added that as majority of their ATM network was functioning normally, customer contact officers were able to advise customers on the locations of neighbouring ATMs.
Internet and mobile banking services were reported to be unaffected.
DBS was unable to confirm the cause of the problem and number of affected ATMs at this point, according to local media reports.
By Bloomberg News – Nov 12, 2012 12:01 AM GMT+0800
China will increase the quota for a program that allows investors to raise yuan overseas and use the money to buy stocks and bonds on domestic Chinese markets, according to the nation’s securities regulator.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the People’s Bank of China and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange have agreed in principle to raise the quota for the RenminbiQualified Foreign Institutional Investor program by 200 billion yuan ($32 billion), Guo Shuqing, chairman of the securities regulator, said at a briefing in Beijing yesterday.
Since becoming CSRC chairman a year ago, Guo has cut trading fees, pushed companies to increase dividends and let trust companies buy equities to bolster a stock market that’s set for a third straight year of declines. Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O’Neill in September called Chinese stocks the most attractive among the BRIC nations.
“We are ready to implement many more measures to help resolve the issue of inconvenience,” Guo said at the briefing, held as part of the 18th Chinese Communist Party congress. Those measures include tax incentives and rebates for foreign investors, on which there has been “solid progress,” and support from other government departments, he said, without giving more details about the policies.
The nation will “definitely” expand the quota provided to foreign investors under China’s Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor program once the $80 billion current allotments are filled, Guo said. China’s central bank and its foreign exchange regulator have no issues with expanding the quota, he said.
China raised QFII quotas to $80 billion from $30 billion in April. The securities regulator is studying the possibility of raising the $1 billion ceiling on individual funds in the QFII program, Guo said.
Measures for expanding the RQFII quota, requested by Hong Kong officials, are being prepared and should be implemented soon, Guo said.
The securities regulator is also studying rule changes that would lower the threshold for Chinese companies to sell shares in Hong Kong, Guo said. Any changes would need the approval of Hong Kong authorities, with no formal agreement reached yet, according to Guo.
Regulators are studying ways to improve the management of foreign exchange flows, according to Guo. The securities regulator is considering rules allowing large institutional investors, to move money out of China in stages, either within a few years or in a single year, he said.
“In the past, we encouraged inflows and restricted outflows of funds,” Guo said. China should move to “more balanced” and “more neutral” measures, he said. “That doesn’t mean that there will be no control at all. There will certainly have to be some control so that market movements will not be too volatile,” Guo said.
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