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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

laggist i'm from singapore.. (529 comments)

..and while gifted children are funneled into special programs as advertised by the article, an outsized amount is spent on students who struggle academically via large vocational training centres known as the Institute of Technical Education (ITE). comparatively, much less is spent on students studying in Junior Colleges (which lead to the British GCSE "A" Levels). I suppose it's important to look after both ends of the spectrum; in this respect, I'd say that at last the U.S. have got half of it right.

about a month ago
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Ears Might Be Better Than Fingerprints For ID

laggist forgery...? (135 comments)

ears are also easier to forge - all you need is a video feed to get the shape info you need, as compared to lifting off fingerprints...

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Astronomers To Observe Hayabusa's Fiery Homecoming

laggist any contagion worries? (142 comments)

Being the avid Sci-fi fan that I am, I can't help but wonder if the the people who made the choice of landing of Hayabusa in an unpopulated outback of Australia gave any thought to the idea that the asteroid Itokawa may be a source of biological contaminants?

What I'm saying is, Hayabusa lands in the heart of unpopulated Australia, then a small town in the area gets ravaged by "bio-terror", then the military issues a media blackout.. You know, the standard plot of a zombie outbreak ensues..

I can't be the only one who thought of this scenario.. Does anyone else think the same as me? Discuss!

tl;dr - Choice of remote Australian outback for Hayabusa to stem contagion fears in case of zombie outbreak?? Discuss.

more than 3 years ago
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New Ebola Drug 100% Effective In Monkeys

laggist sensationalism? (129 comments)

if the next monkey dies then the effectivity of this new cure drops to 80%. imho the topic title might be a little sensationalist. just sayin'

more than 3 years ago
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US Court Gives 15 Months' Jail, $415,900 Fine For Game Piracy

laggist so who pockets the $415,900? (525 comments)

when a fine is meted out on the grounds of restitution, does the state keep the money or is the amount disbursed to the copyright owners?

more than 5 years ago

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Heart patient with no pulse

laggist laggist writes  |  more than 4 years ago

laggist writes "Heart patient in Singapore implanted with artificial heart that pumps blood continuously, allowing her to be very alive without a pulse.

From the article: '.. the petite Madam Salina, who suffers from end-stage heart failure, would not have been able to use the older and bulkier models because they can only be implanted in patients 1.7m or taller. The 30-year-old administrative assistant is the first recipient here to get a new artificial heart that pumps blood continuously, the reason why there are no beats on her wrist.'"

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Porsche beats Boeing 747 in drag race

laggist laggist writes  |  more than 4 years ago

laggist (784355) writes "It was a race never before seen in Asia. In a bid to rev up publicity for the Formula 1 night race taking place later this month, Singapore's Changi Airport organised a race between a jet plane and a sports car.

spoiler: the porsche won by 0.4 seconds"

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laggist laggist writes  |  more than 6 years ago

laggist writes "Today while I was surfing around online, I realised that Discover Magazine had made it's entire archive freely accessible since mid-March 2007. I thought it was strange that I didn't get the scoop since I read slashdot all the time, so here it is for all you Slashdotters — read away!"
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laggist laggist writes  |  more than 7 years ago

laggist writes "Major Internet connectivity disruption reported in Asia due to a 7.1 Richter earthquke in Taiwan. I was surfing around this morning when my connection was abruptly disrupted. The service came back online (partially, I was informed) at around 1pm Singapore Time (GMT +8). The news article detailing the disruption faced in Singapore can be found here."

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