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Lessons for S’pore on the rise and fall of empires

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When Singapore became independent in August 1965, it was an accidental nation, unplanned in its creation and unexpected in its survival, said former top civil servant Lim Siong Guan. The question now is what kind of nation Singapore wants to be in the coming...
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Self Driving

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"Crowdsourced steering" doesn't sound quite as appealing as "self driving."
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petrilli
13 days ago
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So much this.
Arlington, VA
mkalus
14 days ago
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"Crowd Sourced Steering" doesn't quite sound as appealing as "self driving".
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JayM
14 days ago
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Ha
Atlanta, GA
tante
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Outsourcing AI work to people
Oldenburg/Germany

Obsolete Technology

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And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!
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JayM
28 days ago
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Oh how true. :(
Atlanta, GA
alt_text_bot
28 days ago
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And I can't believe some places still use fax machines. The electrical signals waste so much time going AROUND the Earth when neutrino beams can go straight through!
ManBehindThePlan
28 days ago
There is certainly a case for "technology apt for the requirement". As long as maintenance costs don't eat you alive...
Cthulhux
28 days ago
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Some banks still use COBOL software instead of JavaScript web applications. No wonder there are financial crises all the time!
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XPav
28 days ago
The idea that JavaScript web apps will prevent financial crises is..... wow.
duerig
28 days ago
At least it is better than COBOL. Wait. I guess that is a low bar. Hahaha. But to be real for a second, this does make me wonder what the high frequency traders are programming in. Maybe C for raw speed. So the next financial crisis might come to us courtesy of a buffer overflow.
rraszews
28 days ago
About 12 years ago I applied for a job writing Matlab code for a futures trader.
PeterParslow
28 days ago
Back in the 80s, I was surprised that the guy next to me was programming a missile launch system in Basic

xkcd Phone 6

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We understand your privacy concerns; be assured that our phones will never store or transmit images of your face.
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emdot
33 days ago
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finally, screen that goes past the edge. also, pore strips.
San Luis Obispo, CA
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33 days ago
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We understand your privacy concerns; be assured that our phones will never store or transmit images of your face.
Covarr
33 days ago
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Is there a wide-ruled edition?
Moses Lake, WA
CaffieneKitty
28 days ago
That would be the 4s.

Email Reply

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I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.
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iaravps
58 days ago
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It me
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
mooglemoogle
70 days ago
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https://emaildebtforgiveness.me
Virginia
0utis
69 days ago
Wow, now I can wait another nine months before replying to that email. Thanks!
hannahdraper
70 days ago
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This is me.
Washington, DC
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70 days ago
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I would be honored, but I know I don't belong in your network. The person you invited was someone who had not yet inflicted this two-year ordeal upon you. I'm no longer that person.
Covarr
70 days ago
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Sorry it's taken me two years to reply to your email. Anyway, I'd love to attend your barbecue if you haven't had it yet.
Moses Lake, WA

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Espresso

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jlvanderzwan
94 days ago
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I bet the phicetto tastes delicious
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