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Someday, a significant portion of people (including me) might be in need of methods to control robots even when disabled. Article is on research on such interfaces.

"From Apr 22, foreign travellers will no longer have their passports stamped when departing Singapore, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority said on Wednesday (Apr 17)."

This applies to those leaving via automated or manned immigration counters.

ICA press release [ ]

Bracklinn Falls

The landmasses of England & Wales were once separate from Scotland & North Ireland. The "join" of those two landmasses passes through the Loch Lomond National Park, as do these spectacular falls.

#landscape #scotland #nature #Travel #photography #waterfall #bracklinnfalls #callander #lochlomond #uk #britain

You don't have to use Google Play on your Android phone.

There's a free open alternative app store called F-Droid, which is much more privacy-friendly, and which you can install yourself relatively easily.

There's a simple instruction guide for beginners on

There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:

You can follow the official F-Droid account here:


#FDroid #GooglePlay #DeleteGoogle

Singapore's National Environment Agency (NEA) announced that families will be able to scatter the ashes of their loved ones at the Garden of Peace at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex from 2020.

"To maintain the secular nature of the garden and a clean environment, religious ceremonies or rites such as the burning of joss sticks, food offerings, playing of instruments or music will not be allowed, NEA added."

The #ArchiveTeam uploading of #GooglePlus data to the #internetArchive is progressing nicely. About 2/3 complete by my eyeballing here:

(That's going to be relatively current for the next day or so, given it's a relative date offset of about 15 days.)

Screenshot should memorialise this.

Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to come up with guidelines for companies to create proper rest areas for low-wage workers such as cleaners, security guards and landscaping workers.

First butterfly photo of the year! A Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) sunning itself on our front sidewalk, even though there is snow in the grass. #butterflies #Lepidoptera #Illinois #nature #photography #photo

A case history of a biased selection algorithm from the 1970s. The algorithm matched the human selection process closely, and revealed that having a non-Caucasian name, being a woman or having the wrong address would lose you points in the selection process.

"In line with this year's Year Towards Zero Waste, Compass One will be the first mall in Singapore to officially pledge its support for The Food Bank's Food Wastage Reduction & Fight Hunger Movement."

Oh, the original Palm 😊

From a time when wireless really just meant infrared communications.

I still remember how blown away I was when this thing recognized my hand writing for the first time.

Good quote by Tim Flannery, author and scientist at the Australian Museum: “Bullshit baffles brains, but only temporarily and we’ve gone through a period in Australia and the US where people have been able to lie [about climate change] … But we’re in a different world now, a world where people are living with climate change consequences, and bullshit is no longer baffling brains, and so we are about to see a big shift.”

More research needed. Why some earthworms come to the surface after it rains has nothing to do with the 'drowning earthworm' myth.

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