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The trouble with outsourcing

4th Aug 2011 - 01:05pm News Clips
I totally agree with the problem of outsourcing. Only simple, repetitive tasks that are easy to QA are suitable to outsource. For complex tasks, it takes more time to write the contracts and specifications for outsourcing than actually doing…

Too much information

30th Jun 2011 - 04:03pm News Clips
Applying the concept of a sprint in Agile development can help me cope with information overload. I block off a period of time, 2-3 hours, to concentration on my work. I will hide myself, disconnect from email and instant messages to avoid any…

3D Printing, The printed world

27th Feb 2011 - 11:18am News Clips
This is the end of Bandai. Who would buy over priced plastic model if you can print your own Gundam? Probably it will be the end of ToyR’us too.By Feb 10th 2011, Economist Three-dimensional printing from digital designs will transform…

Turning garbage into gas

24th Feb 2011 - 07:06pm News Clips
Why burn or bury garbage when you can vaporize them and turn garbage into electricity? This is the solution for landfill.Feb 3rd 2011, Economist Atomising trash eliminates the need to dump it, and generates useful power too DISPOSING of household…

Which MBA? Think twice

2nd Feb 2011 - 03:01pm News Clips
According to Economist, studying MBA is not a good investment. So I should be glad that MBA school rejected my application.2 Feb 2011, Economist Set your heart on an MBA? Philip Delves Broughton suggests a radical alternative: don’t bother…

The power of posture

24th Jan 2011 - 09:08pm News Clips
According to this research, how your posture affect your projection of power and how other people perceive it. It is interesting to note the powerful sitting posture is regard as bad sitting manner in traditional Chinese culture. Another…

It pays to give

13th Jan 2011 - 11:33am News Clips
I highly doubt this scheme will work with engineers, we are trained to rationalize our decisions. If free is an option, why pay? Donating the money to the same charity separately yields better return, at least you can get the tax credit.Economist,…

The tyranny of choice

5th Jan 2011 - 03:29pm News Clips
Technology should able to solve the problem of choice, we just need AI agent who mimic my mind making decision for us.Dec 16th 2010, Economist If you can have everything in 57 varieties, making decisions becomes hard work THESE are momentous…

The Stuxnet outbreak

16th Oct 2010 - 09:21pm News Clips
Technology is neither good or bad, it all depends on how people use it. Sooner or later, someone will develop Stuxnet. Being the first cyber war virus, Stuxnet is doing a good deed by sabotage a nuclear weapon plant at Iran and at the same time warn…

Cricket and baseball Common ground

1st Aug 2010 - 04:22pm News Clips
Cricket and baseball has at least one thing in common, both of them are a very boring game to watch. But baseball has one advantage over cricket, they sell beer in the stadium.…
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