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Old 2014-03-25, 11:40   Link #11221
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1700 to 2600 dollars a month those are MacDonald wages.
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Old 2014-03-25, 11:46   Link #11222
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Ok...those ARE indeed quite shitty wages when you consider the job...Bartender earns like...twice that...
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Old 2014-03-25, 18:06   Link #11223
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The way I read it, they want an increase of that amount. Which would make a lot more sense.
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Old 2014-03-25, 19:16   Link #11224
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1700 to 2600 dollars a month those are MacDonald wages.
1700 to 2000 is the average salary of every diploma holder in Singapore, so I was only a little shocked when I hear diplomats earn as much as a number of us do (pun unintended)

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Ok...those ARE indeed quite shitty wages when you consider the job...Bartender earns like...twice that...
No. Bartenders earn somewhere around 1900-2300. Depending on establishment, 5 night week with a +1 or not.
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Old 2014-03-25, 21:25   Link #11225
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No. Bartenders earn somewhere around 1900-2300. Depending on establishment, 5 night week with a +1 or not.
they probably earn twice that with tips.
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Old 2014-03-25, 21:45   Link #11226
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No. Bartenders earn somewhere around 1900-2300. Depending on establishment, 5 night week with a +1 or not.
Dunno leh...I know some bartender guy earning ~4k a month mixing cocktails...
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Old 2014-03-25, 22:14   Link #11227
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they probably earn twice that with tips.
That is why I said depending on establishment. If the watering hole is frequented by kids, you hardly get any cash.
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Old 2014-03-26, 13:19   Link #11228
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I don't even know where to begin with this:

Family spends $25,000 to open police records

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Old 2014-03-26, 21:52   Link #11229
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"Last week, a softcore Nazi anime porn card game called Barbarossa debuted on
Kickstarter, because some maniac courageously dared to ask "What if the Germans
had invaded the Soviet Union with breasts instead of tanks?""

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http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4...manity-doomed/
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Old 2014-03-27, 01:40   Link #11230
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35 And Flat Broke

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According to Credit Bureau Singapore, women aged 30 to 34 who have unsecured credit (this includes credit cards) owe an average of $5,445 each.

And as of July last year, 62,830 unsecured credit customers had not made a minimum payment in two months - a striking 12.7 per cent jump from the previous year.
Wish one of them could be my onee-chan
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Old 2014-03-27, 07:14   Link #11231
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"Last week, a softcore Nazi anime porn card game called Barbarossa debuted on
Kickstarter, because some maniac courageously dared to ask "What if the Germans
had invaded the Soviet Union with breasts instead of tanks?""

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http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/4...manity-doomed/
That article is just begging people to get the game...seriously, with that kind of wording
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Old 2014-03-27, 20:31   Link #11232
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The game itself does not sound that much fun. I would only hoped that with half the time gone and 5x times the backer amount, this will help to motivate the company to translate more Japanese stuffs to English
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Old 2014-03-27, 23:12   Link #11233
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Woman named Crispi tries to burn down ex's house with bacon
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Vernal, Utah (March 27, Thu): Police say they have arrested a Utah woman named Crispi for trying to burn down her ex-boyfriend's house with a flaming pile of bacon.

The ex-boyfriend called the police on 31-year-old Cameo Adawn Crispi, after she sent him multiple unwanted phone calls and texts.

When police arrived on the scene, there was smoke coming out the front door and a smell of crispy bacon in the air.

Crispi was charged with third-degree felony arson, burglary, assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, electronic communication harassment and intoxication on Wednesday in the 8th District Court.

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Old 2014-03-28, 04:46   Link #11234
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Something tells me they picked that name just to make that joke. No way in hell could that be the woman's real name, right?
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Old 2014-04-01, 10:07   Link #11235
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How to deal with invasive species? Eat them

Seems fair. Eat our food and we will eat you.

Why Is Monster Erotica So Popular Anyway?

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After one writer recently revealed that she's made as much as $30,000 in a single month writing erotic ebooks featuring creatures like Bigfoot, it became clear that monster erotica has quietly become a hugely popular genre.
That's a lot of money. Maybe i should start writing Monster Erotica. I know!

A young man with an unhealthy desire for lolis(coughSaintesscough) journey to a land supposedly inhabited by mythical lolis only to be captured and learn it is actually inhabited by strong, handsome Neanderthal men. There, these Neanderthals dominate the man and teach him the pleasure of being with his own kind.
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Old 2014-04-02, 04:57   Link #11236
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Singapore students get top marks in problem-solving test

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SINGAPORE — The Republic’s 15-year-olds came out tops in a global assessment of problem-solving skills, as part of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test conducted in 2012.

Singapore was also among the best performers in the areas of mathematics, science and reading literacy skills which were evaluated under the same test — the results of which were released in December last year. This meant Singapore was among only a handful of territories and countries that excelled in all of the assessments.

Yesterday, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which conducts the PISA test once every three years, published the results of the problem-solving assessment.

Singapore’s performance debunked criticism that its education system encouraged rote learning at the expense of developing creative skills, said Mr Andreas Schleicher, Special Adviser to the OECD Secretary-General on Education Policy and Deputy Director for Education and Skills.

Speaking at the Principals’ Forum held here on Monday, Mr Schleicher said: “It shows that today’s 15-year-olds in Singapore are quick learners, highly inquisitive, able to solve unstructured problems in unfamiliar contexts and highly skilled in generating new insights by observing, exploring and interacting with complex situations.”

Writing on his Facebook page, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said the assessment was a test “not of book smarts”. “The study shows that (Singapore’s students) are thinking, open, daring (and) have initiative,” he said, adding that these “important skills and traits for today’s world” cannot be acquired through rote learning.

He said: “It is very encouraging that the skills are shown across our entire student body of 15-year-olds, regardless of the schools they go to.”

The test required students to explore relevant information, plan, monitor and execute solutions to a problem. For example, one question required them to use the menu system of an mp3 player displayed on a computer screen and set it to a particular setting with the least number of clicks possible to test their planning and execution skills in problem solving.

Singapore clinched the highest score of 562 points, just a point ahead of South Korea — a difference that OECD said was negligible. It also had the highest proportion of top-performing students, almost three times that of the OECD average.

The PISA test is dubbed the most influential international scorecard for education systems around the world. Mr Heng said such tests are helpful “not because we are interested in a number ranking, but because they give us an external perspective on where our education system is doing well”.

He added: “We should stay humble and remember that there is always something we can learn from others, always areas where we can improve.”

Ms Ho Peng, Director-General of Education, said the results showed that the Ministry of Education is heading in the “right direction”. The Ministry credited Singapore’s strong performance to its emphasis on developing problem-solving skills in students and efforts from schools in that regard.

For instance, under a programme at Temasek Secondary School, Normal Technical students design games to help teach values such as teamwork to their peers. Through the process, the students think creatively and look for solutions to improve their designs.

Mr Schleicher said problem-solving skills are particularly important in today’s context. “A world economy no longer pays you for what you know — Google knows everything. The world economy pays you for what you can do with what you know. That makes a very big difference,” he said.
Meanwhile, we experience :

- Frequent transport breakdown since 2011
- Flooding/ponding in low-lying areas
- Malaysians running over security barriers
- High cost of living
- Low growth
- Series of corruption cases amongst civil servants
- Aging population
- Overcrowding
- High cost of housing

And none of these problems had seen any improvement. So much for being No 1 in problem solving.
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Old 2014-04-03, 18:53   Link #11237
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Alleged Silk Road Founder’s Lawyer Moves to Dismiss Charges Against His Client

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The most interesting argument in the motion-to-dismiss — filed over the weekend — surrounds the money laundering charge. Dratel argues that the charge doesn’t apply because it’s lacking the primary ingredient needed for money laundering — a “monetary instrument.” Since Bitcoins, the currency with which drugs were bought and sold on Silk Road, does not qualify as “funds” or “monetary instrument,” the charge does not hold, Dratel asserts in his motion.

Dratel’s Bitcoin argument cleverly turns a recent IRS determination about Bitcoin against prosecutors.

The money laundering statute defines a monetary instrument as “coin or currency of the United States or of any other country, travelers’ checks, personal checks, bank checks,and money orders, or … investment securities or negotiable instruments, in bearer form or otherwise in such form that title thereto passes upon delivery.”

But last week the IRS issued a notice stating that virtual currency “does not have legal tender status in any jurisdiction” and that “virtual currency is treated as property” and “not … as currency.”

“Both IRS and FinCEN have categorically declared that Bitcoins are not ‘funds,’” Dratel writes in his memorandum of law supporting the motion to dismiss. “Thus, an essential element of §1956 – a ‘financial transaction’ – is absent because a necessary component thereof – either ‘funds’ or ‘monetary instruments’ – is lacking. Consequently, it is respectfully submitted that Count Four must be dismissed.”
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Old 2014-04-03, 23:03   Link #11238
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Old Habits Die Hard, Embarasses Samsung, LG Abroad

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Samsung unveiled a new smartphone at the storied Radio City Music Hall, the Broadway-style spectacle was memorable not for technology but for a cast of giggling female characters who fantasized about marrying a doctor, fretted about eating too much cake, and needed a man's help to understand how to work the phone.

The stereotypes were blatant even for an industry where skimpily clad booth babes are a staple of trade shows and high-level female executives are a rarity. A backlash spread online as the event, live-streamed on the Internet and broadcast in Times Square, unfolded.

How could an international company that wants to be seen as an innovator and spends more than $11 billion a year on advertising and promotions so badly misjudge its audience? Without too much difficulty and often it turns out.

A day before the Galaxy smartphone launch in March last year, the company was criticized in South Africa for using models in bikini tops to show its newest refrigerators and washing machines.
Some months later it was derided for a video promoting a fast data storage device known as a solid state drive. Two men in the ad immediately recognize the device and understand the benefits while a woman, who says she only uses her computer for simple activities such as looking at pictures, is befuddled.

Marlene Morris Town, a marketing professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, said the portrayals are "troubling" and imply that men are the sole target of the sales message. If women are the target, the implication is "they are significantly less competent and not able to grasp technology."
Samsung is hardly alone in talking down to half of its potential customers.

Joking that gadgets made by LG Electronics distract attention from models, Facebook user Lee Sang-hoon collected two dozen images of the company's products promoted by women with ample cleavage. The company's promotion for a new curved TV was a woman showing off her thighs in a reclining pose.
"Among men, we talk about how LG does breast marketing," said Lee, who noted LG seemed to have toned down its promotions this year.
Perhaps because depictions of females as adornments and submissive helpers have long been the norm in South Korean commercials and print ads, audiences have rarely questioned how homegrown technology giants such as Samsung and LG Electronics portrayed women. Even as these companies became global names, ingrained aspects of their corporate cultures hardly changed. Some of Samsung's blunders took place under female leadership. A top marketing executive in its mobile team was a woman and gave the green light to the Radio City Music Hall performance.
Heeding criticism abroad and at home, Samsung this year tried for the first time to dispense with young women in tight clothes for a TV launch in South Korea. It was a small but somehow bold step as sexualized product launches are a fixture that provide fodder for tabloids and TV and much publicity for the companies.
"In the past, it seemed that a lot of reporters were focusing on something else, not our TVs," said Kim Hyun-seok, head of Samsung's TV business.
But far from winning plaudits, Samsung became the victim of the cult it helped create.
Without models, news photographers and camera crews refused to shoot a new curved screen television at the Samsung launch in February. Instead, they asked female assistants hired to explain technical features to stand next to the TVs.

For some, the phenomenon reflects that leadership in the tech and advertising industries remains predominantly male.
"Decision makers in the ads are nearly all men," said Park Jae-hang, who worked at Cheil Worldwide, an ad and marketing unit of Samsung Group, between 1993 and 2009.

Ken Hong, a spokesman for LG, said the content of promotions boils down to what the audience wants.
"Using female models for tech product photos is popular with Korean readers so the media request them," he said.
When he distributes pictures to international media, he usually opts for product-only ones and tries to limit the use of models to situations where the size of the product needs to be emphasized.

Even as companies say they are giving consumers what they want, not every Korean agrees. Cho Seon-young, a 29-year-old painter and gadget lover, said she skips articles with photos of women in tight clothes and heavy makeup holding tech gadgets. She'd rather they focused on the devices.

"Those tech devices are high-class and expensive but these women make those goods look cheap," she said.

Minjeong Kim, an assistant professor of Women's Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, said the imagery has real consequences for how women are perceived.

"They are inviting, they are smiling, and they just stand there," she said. "They reinforce the feminine ideals that women should be nice and submissive."

In the last few years, Samsung has increased its marketing and advertising to promote its Galaxy smartphones that have surpassed Nokia and Apple in global sales. But the criticism of its marketing has been a setback in the attempt to reinvent itself as an innovator and a trend setter.

Samsung, which is preparing for the global launch of the Galaxy S5 smartphone on April 11, said it is making "concentrated efforts" to ensure its communications around the world respectfully portray women.
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Old 2014-04-04, 03:05   Link #11239
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Bill Clinton Clears Up Area 51 Rumors on Kimmel:

"Bill Clinton may have waited until his second term to get around to it, but the
former President of the United States promised Jimmy Kimmel he did use executive
power to investigate Area 51.

“I had people go look at the records for Area 51 to make sure there was no alien
down there,” Clinton said Wednesday during his first appearance (above) on
Kimmel's ABC late-night show. “People thought that because everybody who works
there has to stop about an hour away and put on special clothing, and that's
because a lot of our stealth technology is made there. We know that now, but there
are no aliens there.”"

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Old 2014-04-04, 10:27   Link #11240
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Milk banned in schools in Niigata
NSFW : Excerpt courtesy of Sankaku

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A Japanese city has abolished school milk for polluting the glorious culinary culture of Japan, saying it “destroys Japanese culinary culture” and “doesn’t go well with rice.”
These people probably have never heard of nasi lemak.
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