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.
Maths! Predicting the probability of finding two identical packets of Skittles and actually doing it. :-)
"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.
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.
"Hurricane Maria dropped more rain on Puerto Rico than any storm to hit the island since 1956, a feat due mostly to the effects of human-caused climate warming, new research finds."
Open access paper [ https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2019GL082077 ]
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 switching.social:
There's a much more detailed guide by @IzzyOnDroid here:
You can follow the official F-Droid account here:
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."
(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.
Book “Anatomy of the 4040 Disk Drive” by Hilaire Gagne
Analysing National Budgets With File System Tools https://hackaday.com/2019/04/15/analysing-national-budgets-with-file-system-tools/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1117971187991306240
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."
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.”
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