Archive for November 2013

YouTube comments integrated with Google+

Google is making a group of YouTubers angry after integrating YouTube comments with its Google+. From now on, if you want to make a comment on YouTube, you will need to have a Google+ account.

Even YouTube co-creator, Jawed Karim, posted a comment on his YouTube page wondering why he need to have a Google+ account just to post comment.

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Hmmm…. is that really him or someone hacked his YouTube page? Well, I won’t be surprised if it is really posted by him. A lot of people are unhappy with this move. Someone even wrote a song about it.

Warning: Lyrics NSFW.

No cars in Circular Road on Friday and Saturday evening

Circular Road is being convert to a part-time pedestrians-only road for a 3 months trial starting from 1 November 2013. Following on Government initiatives to make more streets in Singapore pedestrian-friendly, the closure of Circular Road aims to improve road safety for visitors to the area and reposition Boat Quay area as a vibrant destination.

During the 3 months trial, Circular Road will be closed to vehicular traffic on Friday and Saturday, 6pm to 1am.

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The pedestrianisation plan aims to encourage footfall into the Boat Quay area, with the long-term aim of turning Circular Road into a high quality streetscape that makes the Boat Quay area more pleasant and easy to access for workers, residents and visitors.

Hacker ‘The Messiah’ arrested and charged in court

A man alleged to have hacked into several websites over the past few months under the moniker “The Messiah” was arrested and charged in the Subordinate Courts yesterday. He is suspected to be responsible for hacking into the website of Ang Mo Kio Town Council, the Straits Times Blog, People’s Action Party Community Foundation (PCF) and City Harvest Church co-founder Sun Ho.

James Raj, 35, was arrested in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the help of the Royal Malaysia Police on 4 November. He has been charged under the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act with carrying out “unauthorised modifications” to websites here, including adding an image of Guy Fawkes mask on the Ang Mo Kio Town Council website.

Under the Computer Misuse Act, first-time offenders who is found guilty for can be fined up to S$10,000 or/and jailed up to three years.

The Singapore Police Force is also investigating into the hacking of PMO and Istana website. The identities of 5 suspects, Singaporean men aged between 17 and 45, has been established and they are currently assisting the police with their investigation.

Celebrate the festive season with Jurong Point and do your part for charity

Christmas is coming. It’s a season of giving and sharing. Jurong Point just launched a charity campaign aimed at raising funds for the Voluntary Welfare Organisations (VWOs) that reside in the mall.

From 8 November till 29 December 2013, shoppers are invited to make a difference with their contribution in various ways.

Christmas Carousel Photo Opportunity

Check out the two storey Christmas Carousel (measuring 7m by 6.5m) right outside Jurong Point. With a donation of $8, Shoppers will receive an instant photo print-out and a horseshoe keychain. The Christmas Carousel will be open on Friday (5pm – 10pm), Saturday (12pm – 10pm) and Sunday (1pm – 8pm).

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Auction of Horseshoes Designed by Celebrities and VWOs

21 specially-designed horseshoes by various celebrities such as Dick Lee, Edmund Chen, Daren Tan, Darren Lim, Amy Cheng, and DJs from UFM 100.3 and Kiss92 are available for auction through online and offline channels from now till 29 December 2013. Interested shoppers can bid for their favourite horseshoe on Jurong Point Facebook page or at the Customer Service Counters located at JP1, Level 1 and JP2, Level 3. The bids start from $50.

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Anime Festival Asia 2013 Cosplay

Anime Festival Asia 2013 took place at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre last weekend. AFA is South East Asia’s largest premium experiential festival for Japanese Popular Culture and this is the 6th year in Singapore. Highlights this year include I Love Anisong Concert and Valvrave Night, world premiere of Noragami’s first episode, 1:1 scale Titan head from Shingeki No Kyojin and many more.

Oh, and cosplay. How can we have Anime Festival Asia without cosplayers? This year’s cosplay is amazing. Just check out the photos that I’ve taken over the weekends.

Day 2 (Saturday)

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