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Some people should be banned from using the Internet

M1’s chairman, Mr Teo Soon Hoe, passed away last Sunday, 14 Dec. The news was reported by news outlets like Channel NewsAsia and Yahoo Singapore. While some netizens offer their condolences on the Facebook post, a few netizen use it to complain about M1 and ask if there’s any discount.

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Seriously, some people should be banned from using the Internet.

Printing 3D object in Space

There is a 3D printer now in the International Space Station. The 3D printer was installed recently and has manufactured the first 3D printed object in space. This is great new for future long-term space expeditions. Replacement parts for repairs could be produced in space and astronauts need not rely on supplies from earth.

Pretty cool huh? If this works, future space expeditions just need to bring along a 3D printer and raw material. They can print out the stuff when they need it.

Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch

Great Scott! Someone was hanging a clock in the toilet when he fell and hit his head on the sink. That’s when he came up with the idea of a Flux Capacitor Wristwatch. No joke. This Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is real and is available at ThinkGeek for US$49.99.

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Reading the time on the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wristwatch is pretty fun and challenging. Press the bottom button and then get ready to count lights. Time is divided into hours, minutes first digit, minutes second digit. It may look confusing, but is very easy to read. Example: 10 lights, 5 lights, 3 lights = 10:53 – and it repeats. At the same time, the time circuit LCD display will show you the date.

Will it time travel? Well, I guess you need to generate 1.21 gigawatts of electricity and run 88 miles per hour for time travel to happen.

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I don’t know about you. But this looks like the perfect Christmas present for Back To The Future fans like me. Definitely better than any smart watch in the market.

Race the tube in Singapore

Recently there is a online trend to race the tube. Basically you get off the train and run to the next station to catch the same train. The online craze has been done in cities like London, Berlin, Paris, Hong Kong etc etc.

Well, a group of people just did one in Singapore to promote the Asics City Relay event.

OK, its not exactly race the tube since they are doing in a relay format. But still quite impressive. Little India to Farrer Park station is quite a distance.

NTUC FairPrice Share-A-Textbook Project 2014

NTUC FairPrice’s annual Share-A-Textbook Project is back. The project is aimed at reducing the financial burden of education on low-income families and promote the value of thrift and recycling among Singaporeans.

The Share-A-Textbook project has collected over 3.135 million books since it started in 1983. This year, FairPrice aims to collect 400,000 school textbooks that are still in good condition, an increase of about 5 per cent from last year. About 20,000 students have since been registered under the priority student scheme where they will get to pick the donated textbooks first.

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Members of the public can now donate their textbooks at 147 FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra and FairPrice Xpress outlets at Esso service stations from today till 7 December 2014.