If you have time, you can read the actual bill itself at [ https://sso.agc.gov.sg/Bills-Supp/10-2019/Published/20190401?DocDate=20190401 ]
Granted, it's about the police but the guidance on the use of automated facial recognition should be stricter for private operators, especially with local data gathering law in operation.
Not sure if this is interesting or more of a gimmick.
"The revamped [Singapore] Funan [mall] will feature a 200m indoor cycling path that runs through and around the complex, making it the first mall in Singapore to allow cyclists and users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) to ride through it."
@loke Maybe ask a lawyer to look at this?
Isn't this like an unenforceable EULA agreement, i.e. "by opening this package, you agree, etc. etc." even if the agreement is inside the package and can't be read by opening it?
Google Doodle on May 21, 2019 for Willem Einthoven’s 159th Birthday [ https://www.google.com/doodles/willem-einthovens-159th-birthday ].
I remember Willem Einthoven, because my post-graduate project was to produce a portable electrocardiogram (ECG) machine that could be connected to a IBM PC-AT, so I had to read up lots of stuff, starting from what he did. [ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Einthoven ].
Want to read some more afro-futurism?
NOMMO AWARDS Short Lists for 2019, selected by the African Speculative Fiction Society
In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.
It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:
The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.
You can also follow F-Droid on here at:
A nice surprise. A Palm King (Amathusia phidippus phidippus) spotted at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore, on 20 May 2019. This one was hanging about on the tree just outside the toilets at Carpark C.
The Palm King is a moderately rare butterfly in Singapore and usually active in the evening, so seeing it in the morning at the park was unexpected.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25432969 ]
François shared some pictures of a really pretty blue fungus he encountered on his recent trip to Seychelles.
Another "Wild Thing"
Wild garlic - Lurachan - Allium ursinum
One of the most common, and most used, wild herbs that we have locally. However, traditional wisdom is that Wild garlic shouldn't be harvested once the flowers have appeared on the plant.
If you look closely at the second photo you might be able to see the very fine spider's web which was spun behind the flower.
@BarkMarnett Thanks for the kind comments.
I should consider myself lucky to be able to see them. They vanished from mainland Singapore in the 1980s and only reappeared around the 2010s.
Here's an informative article about the Singapore otter families [ https://kontinentalist.com/stories/the-otter-side-of-singapore ].
Spotted a member of one Smooth-coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata) family near the bridge over the Pandan River, Singapore, on May 15, 2019. It was busy with its meal and wasn't bothered with the people gawking at it eating.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25154836 ].
Ever heard of Commodore’s UNIX machine from 1985? (It was cancelled when they bought the Amiga later that year.) #retrocomputing
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