January 20, 2010
My dad passed away on 31 Oct 2009 [...] (On 13 January 2010) night, my dad’s handphone rung umpteen times. Eventually, I picked it up. The guy claims that my dad owed them $6K and we have to pay up. They say they’ll give us 2 days to decide or they will continue with this. [...] For 2 days I called the Inspecting Officer in-charge - No Answer.
Recommended by yuhui: "Highlights the ineffectiveness of our politicians and police in solving the loan shark problem."
November 28, 2009
July 02, 2008
The Guardian, UK said:
Why is it that a growing number of highly educated and well-travelled people are willing to hand over several of their freedoms in return for prosperity or security? This question has been exercising me for months as I work on a book about what I call the "pact".
The model for this is Singapore, where repression is highly selective. It is confined to those who take a conscious decision openly to challenge the authorities. If you do not, you enjoy freedom to travel, to live more or less as you wish, and – perhaps most important – to make money.
Recommended by Selfrevolution: "John Kampfner reflects on a growing trend of a new form of calibrated authoritarianism, combined with the tenets of capitalism, which is slowly taking root around the world in the post 9/11 era. And Singapore's model is a learning tool for that purpose.."
December 21, 2006
So, the verdict is finally out. The 17 year-old guy had really been charged just for a simple act of wifi mooching. Simple as that. So what really happened is that, the guy was bored, went out to mooch, noticed by a kay-poh neighbour who then called the police even when the wifi-network didn’t belong to him/her?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Does this set the context of wifi-mooching? But I bet that there are probably quite a few out there who are still mooching on unsecured networks, away from the peering eyes of the neighbour. There is no mention of content, but theft is theft, isn't it? It doesn't matter what the thief stole."
November 18, 2006
The Guardian said:
"If you can read the chip, then you can clone it," he says. "You could use this to clone a passport that would exploit the system to illegally enter another country."
Recommended by strangeknight: "RFID technology is used in our new biometric passports, but are they *really* more secure? Researchers in the UK and Germany have revealed some glaring security flaws. Does ICA have a response?"
May 06, 2005
waikay shared with us the irony of NUS computer center decision to expire students password every 3 months:
Anyone who has setup a laptop for wireless use in NUS would know about this. Sure you first have to download the latest Cisco LEAP drivers and then enable LEAP authentication to login. But after failing to get any traffic after logging in, you soon realise that you have to disable packet encryption in order for it to work. Amazing yah?