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Burning Brighter – Out Now!

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What the Fuck, Elon Musk!

  Now all the newspapers have to say “X, formerly known as Twitter.” Wildlife like Elon Musk must be culled. Now, this one below is clever!

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Out Now!

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Tsundoku, or it’s Opposite

This is a 990 sq ft (92 sq m) four-room apartment in Bedok. S$120,000/- was spent to refurbish it. But what’s wrong with it? Not a book in sight. No bookshelves can be seen. If your TV is bigger than … Continue reading

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Courses for Lifetime Employability

The Economist says that Stanford university’s Graduate School of Business prides itself on offering the world’s most selective MBA program. Its class of 420 students is less than half the size of that of its arch-rival, Harvard Business School – … Continue reading

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AI? Yeah, Pigs Can Fly!

Parmy Olson, a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology, says there is no such thing as Artificial Intelligence. The more accurate term is “machine learning.” The difference in labeling is important as “Al” pins the blame on machines rather than the … Continue reading

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Bowdlerizing Roald Dahl

The recent decision by publisher Puffin, in conjunction with The Roald Dahl Story Company, to make several hundred revisions to new editions of Roald Dahl’s novels is nothing short of censorship. The changes, recommended by “sensitivity readers” – whoever or … Continue reading

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Hecho a Mano

I was flabbergasted by the attitude and behavior of a PhD candidate who was gleefully singing the praises of ChatGPT. While many heads of institutions of learning are busy pulling their hair out to determine how to prevent their students … Continue reading

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The Books

Enjoyed reading several novels this year, including The Institute by Stephen King, The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, Never by Ken Follet, Three Assassins by Kotaro Isaka, Day of the Oprichnik by Vladimir Sorokin, Nights of Plaque by Orhan … Continue reading

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The Perfect Post

At last, here’s a politically, morally, gender, ethnically and religiously-correct post. It is also inclusive, anti-colonial, anti-racism, anti-patriarchal and carbon neutral! It’s a piece of non-offensive writing and carefully written to be universally acceptable. Please enjoy it. Thank you. Here … Continue reading

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