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In the name of safety

I read a post by Alex Tabarrok today, regarding  school safety in his son’s school (via the Marginal Revolution blog) today. The post is really a letter that he’d written to his son’s school principal, regarding the introduction of security guards and cameras. From the post (emphasis mine): When going to school requires police, […]

The Unequal Pay Monkeys Experiment

What happens when you give monkeys unequal pay? Surely monkeys won’t feel indignant at being paid less than a peer? Well, some scientists decided  to find out, and created this ingenious experiment that’s now available on Youtube. Watch it below and be prepared to laugh your underpants off. The monkey’s reactions […]

Dvorak Keyboard Layout Sucks

I hoped the header grabbed your attention because it’d sure as hell grab mine. I just read a (really long) article on how the studies/reports behind the Dvorak keyboard layout could just be all part of one hell of a marketing gimmick to help dear old Mr. Dvorak sell his […]

Why the Dvorak Keyboard Layout Sucks

I just read a (really long) article on how the studies/reports behind the Dvorak keyboard layout (or simply, the Dvorak layout) could just be all part of one hell of a marketing gimmick to help dear old Mr. Dvorak sell his keyboard layout. For those who don’t know, the Dvorak layout’s […]

Reading the paper over breakfast

I came across an article on PsychologyToday.com talking about the way introverts think. It starts off with a very interesting scenario: you see a couple having breakfast together, each reading the newspaper — is it a sad situation (as they’re both “ignoring each other”, or a happy one (as in […]

Giving Up My Seat

I take a train home from work every workday, from HarbourFront to Kovan. Taking the train from HarbourFront, being the final stop on the NEL (North-East Line), I am almost guaranteed a seat. You’d think this was a good thing; I know I did. But lately I’ve been questioning the […]

Heaven as a Moral Hazard

I StumbledUpon this image of a man unicycling across two cliffs at Wellingtongrey.net and it reminded me of my insurance exams. As some of you may know, I’ve been taking insurance exams conducted by the SCI (Singapore College of Insurance) in order to hold the qualifications to be a licensed […]

The Rise of Immigration

The rise of immigrants in Singapore has provoked many Singaporeans into thinking we’re being “invaded”. The same may be said about many developed countries that feel that they’re somehow superior, and that immigrants steal resources from their homeland. However, immigrants are not the only beneficiaries of their immigration: the host […]