Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I was looking through SSO's programme for the coming months in SISTIC Buzz when I noticed that musicians nowadays are starting to look more like models. At least that is what the promotional pictures for the concerts are telling me.
Video killed the radio star. Even classical musicians need proper packaging. That being said, it's quite easy to look like a model, they have studios like that which you can go to to look like a star. Wanna try?
Saturday, May 19, 2007
The Straits Times has an article about views on elitism in schools in today's Insight section on page 11 of Saturday. There is quite a bit of statistical data gathered from ST's survey. But here's the funny part, under the tables and charts, there is a line of small text that states:
Not the first time ST published some kind of rubbish. Remember they did some survey about the online community and concluded that a significant proportion of internet users were not discerning users of the internet....whatever that means..but the bottom line was that internet and blogs are baaddd
So the bottom line now is that elite schools are baaadd?
Dunno. That study kinda confused me. Not sure what it was trying to say. But I guess most people would just ignore the numbers and remember the headline of the paper
Friday, May 18, 2007
There are a few shows that caught my attention lately. I probably won't going to any of them as I doubt I can find any other interested parties. Moreover, I am already catching quite a number of shows this season. Nevertheless, I would like to highlight them here anyway. Perhaps it might interest some of you out there.
Does anyone have a good answer to the following questions?
1. NOt crush only lah...must have hardcore ass-ripping action. Have you watched Cardcaptor Sakura before? Alot of romance between children.
Cardcaptor Sakura? That's the anime where the girl flies around by putting a bird-headed stick between her legs, right? I stopped watching that after she traded the stick for the one with a star instead.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
I just watched the new game show Deal Or No Deal and frankly, I don't see why everyone is so excited when the contestant chooses the boxes to open.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
After reading SQ's thought experiment on a falling swimming pool, I was reminded of a hypothetical time travel question I posed to friends many years ago.
Suppose there is a person who was born very weak physically, had some serious coordination problems and somehow was without legs. He had trouble moving around without a wheelchair. But after years of hard work, he managed to overcome his difficulties with the aid of prosthetics and is able to move around like a normal person.
You seem to be implying that the guy with the attitude to overcome his disabilities should be more deserving of the seat, but that in real life, people are prone to commit the Type I error of giving the other guy the seat whom you think doesn't deserve it.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
There was this show on TV about investigations into the phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion. I only watched part of it because the theories, which are really hypothesis, started sounding pretty far-fetched.
Really? Please share the various instances I managed to misinform you. For theories of spontaneous combustion, I'm going with the theory of mitochondria simultaneously releasing energy. Some guy calculated the amount of energy that would release and it was pretty hot.
I wouldn't know if you have misinformed me because if I did, then I wouldn't have been misinformed. But I remember you were explaining the origins of certain terms to some GAs which I am sure were totally made up. And Canada most definitely does not mean "nothing here".
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