# Topic

# 1.politics

discriminate discrimination discrete discretion monopoly Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of individuals based on their membership, or perceived membership, in a certain group, such as race, ethnicity, religion, skin color, etc. It involves the group's initial reaction or interaction,influencing someone's behavior toward the group, restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to another group, leading to the exclusion of the individual or group based on logical or irrational decision making. --<> https://books.google.com.sg/books?id=budNEqARJBAC&pg=PT13&lpg=PT13&dq=dragon+network+malaysia++policy&source=bl&ots=rKvDXCLePd&sig=FowsTDzSgumwa8e_2Wtvr56kZ20&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiohdexlPXLAhVIHY4KHe56BdEQ6AEIGjAA#v=onepage&q=dragon%20network%20malaysia%20%20policy&f=false North Korea (officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK) has owned the title of “Most Worthless Government on Earth” for decades. It owes that title to many things; one of them is its monopoly on the information to which its citizens have access. (Others include things like imprisoning and executing dissidents.) --https://www.yahoo.com/tech/new-use-for-old-flash-1393496814829622.html http://www.businessinsider.sg/china-lost-500-billion-in-reserves-in-2015-2016-5/?r=US&IR=T#.VzvR3dV96Um

about China Here’s how China managed to lose $500 billion in reserves in one year Read more at http://www.businessinsider.sg/china-lost-500-billion-in-reserves-in-2015-2016-5/#YsTShVu1vIKBlIaj.99 www.businessinsider.sg/china-lost-500-billion-in-reserves-in-2015-2016-5/?r=US&IR=T#.Vy1BfKMRXqC#s70t9uuYAh30CGLr.97 Hundreds of Chinese parents who lost their only child are now demanding compensation www.businessinsider.com/r-hundreds-of-bereaved-chinese-protest-over-one-child-compensation-2016-4?IR=T&r=US&IR=T China's startup investment fund is bigger than the entire GDP of Denmark www.businessinsider.com/chinas-startup-investment-fund-is-bigger-than-denmarks-gdp-2016-4?IR=T&r=UK&IR=T China plans to tear down walls of gated condos and let public in www.theedgemarkets.com/article/china-plans-tear-down-walls-gated-condos-and-let-public China’s missile gambit https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-missile-gambit/2016/02/21/fc87c29a-d746-11e5-9823-02b905009f99_story.html?utm_term=.b9331253c0d1

# 2.Employ

compel compulsory retrenchment He said such benefits should apply to all staff, including professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) and management. Currently, retrenchment benefits are determined by agreements between employers and employees. Mr Lim also suggested that the retrenchment benefit law should compel companies to pay a minimum sum of between three and six months of benefits, depending on the employee's length of service. --http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/make-retrenchment/2667720.html?cx_tag=undefined&cid=tg:recos:undefined:standard#cxrecs_s http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/04/07/did-this-employee-take-work-life-balance-too-far/#14d119415c42 http://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2016/04/07/did-this-employee-take-work-life-balance-too-far/#14d119415c42 http://sbr.com.sg/hr-education/news/over-6-in-10-local-firms-have-mentally-absent-employees-says-survey working remotely www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-good-reasons-why-working-remotely-makes-sense/

# 3. sun exposure vitamin afternoon ultraviolet light

http://playgroundsafety.org/safety-tips/sun-exposure http://www.vitamindwiki.com/No+%E2%80%93+10+minutes+per+day+of+sun-UVB+is+NOT+enough

# 4.Tour

自由行 跟团 景色 景点 历史遗迹 遗址 遗产 heritage conservation natural reserves/resource natural reservoir 自然保护 preservation environmental sustainability tripod/lens http://www.thegreencorridor.org/

# 5. Technical Products Specification and Review

headphone jack battery life trackpad dock(多功能底座) connector adapter Peripherals 外围设备 mother board 主板 Lightning to 30-pin Adaptor(苹果闪电接口转换器) https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-7-already-generating-more-excitement-iphone-6s-214543073.html https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-7-already-generating-more-excitement-iphone-6s-214543073.html https://www.yahoo.com/tech/iphone-7-already-generating-more-excitement-iphone-6s-214543073.html https://pimylifeup.com/pi-top-review/ http://makezine.com/2015/12/04/admittedly-simplistic-guide-raspberry-pi-vs-arduino/ http://www.apple.com/sg/shop/product/MD823AM/A/lightning-to-30-pin-adapter?fnode=91 Huawei P8 Lite Takes a Bullet for South African Businessman http://www.zdnet.com/article/raspberry-pi-how-i-spent-almost-150-on-a-35-computer/ Galaxy S7 edge explosion shocker: Man suffers third degree burn in US, to sue Samsung https://in.news.yahoo.com/galaxy-s7-edge-explosion-shocker-124550880.html http://swns.com/news/dad-of-five-who-was-shot-in-the-chest-by-robbers-miraculously-survived-thanks-to-his-bulletproof-phone-75231/ Huawei plots to seize anohter tech Industry https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2016-08-31/huawei-of-china-plots-to-seize-market-for-data-center-gear Why We Don’t Sell Tempered Glass Screen Protectors www.moutfitters.com/blog/why-we-dont-sell-tempered-glass-screen-protectors/

# 6.Fiber Broadband Services

http://community.starhub.com/t5/MaxInfinity-Fibre-BroadBand/Relocation-of-services/td-p/36627 router modem cable , terminal point, cable/fiber broadband, pull out the cable http://pc.net/helpcenter/answers/difference_between_router_and_modem rip customers off 宰客 How To Protect Your Business From The Dark Side Of The Internet Of Things https://www.forbes.com/sites/centurylink/2016/02/15/how-to-protect-your-business-from-the-dark-side-of-the-internet-of-things/#19b71ccf5fcf

# 7.Speech/Presentation/Exam jitters, calm down, preparation


# 8.LifeStyle

trail running trail corridor Servers trash customers in private note on check — then forget to delete it https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/going-out-guide/wp/2016/05/09/servers-trash-customers-in-private-note-on-check-then-forget-to-delete-it/?utm_term=.631460c40846 An island resort with a dive centre and private beach can be yours for £34 — but there’s one catch Read more at http://www.businessinsider.sg/how-to-win-an-island-resort-2016-5/#972Eo7J3PBlpt8Vq.99 www.businessinsider.sg/how-to-win-an-island-resort-2016-5/?r=US&IR=T#.VyxpQqMRXqA#keYZtqRTMCK13Rrl.97 Carolyn Hax: Trying to get past a wife seeing a married man on the side https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/carolyn-hax-trying-to-get-past-a-wife-seeing-a-married-man-on-the-side/2016/02/18/36bbc662-d4d3-11e5-9823-02b905009f99_story.html?utm_term=.d7fc7b60b233 tv series One of the craziest 'Game of Thrones' fan theories may actually come true this season www.businessinsider.com/game-of-thrones-cleganebowl-theory-2015-5?IR=T&r=UK&IR=T

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9.Education Medical student who fatally poisoned his roommate as an April Fool’s joke loses his appeal against death sentence in China http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2901745/Medical-student-fatally-poisoned-room-mate-April-Fool-s-joke-loses-appeal-against-death-sentence-China.html


10.family emotion Carolyn Hax: Trying to get past a wife seeing a married man on the side https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/carolyn-hax-trying-to-get-past-a-wife-seeing-a-married-man-on-the-side/2016/02/18/36bbc662-d4d3-11e5-9823-02b905009f99_story.html?utm_term=.3ec57c599e7e

# Presentation

If following a specific methodology, be explicit about what it is and how it works to all involved the likely implications of change increase visibility into operational efficiencies and bottlenecks improve customer service and retention tread with caution Friction is normal as is conflict, don't avoid it altogether different flavors of *** is potentially complimentary to *** market fashions gets you to a deeper level of understanding The tools vary widely and have been designed to meet an array of situations. Sell the vision of what you want to be able to do Clearly articulate the problem and opportunities using business language late arrival - belate usability presents many challenges The project may strive to make the enterprise more effective, but success hinges on end-user adoption A consultant with specific credentials in implementing successful BPM systems can be an asset. Consultants run the gamut from strategic advisors to nuts-and-bolts integrator. A sudden spike in interest in 'Green' options has taken us by surprise, how to offer energy efficient models, and still manage our legacy inventory. My sales process is more costly than my competitors - how to reduce yet stay competitive. How can I provide some kind of local service, without blowing my budget. Don't lose sight of the business plan you created, among the cross-currents of internal politics and group management. 'Successful' projects run in isolation may have a negative impact in unexpected places. evaluate the situation from various angles and identify core issues. Inadequate appreciation of the human dynamics can crush great projects. 85% of system defects originate in requirements 45% of project costs are attributable to rework. Locating relevant docs can be time consuming; some documents may be redundant or outdated; reading and summarizing disparate documentation is difficult; there is a danger of getting sucked into detail and not seeing process-level information Questionnaire may well be ignored by recipients, requires a concise and very well thought out explanation to each recipient, can be the cause of much speculation and disruption due to the blunt nature of a blank questionnaire. meter your expectation accordingly when the heat is intense have I adequately catalogued exceptions? Processes obey a standard set of rules and policies Vary widely in capabilities The reality is far more complex tools for moving from modeling to execution are evolving slowly. Are hand-off smooth? If inputs coming into the process naturally cluster, then you may need to consider separating out into multiple sub-processes Flowcharts and models can help to iron out logical problems, but that's not always the complete picture. Complex interactions are multidimensional Be aware of complexity - but don't be overwhelmed by it - capture essentials Both role and user routing fall foul if not kept current Structures can be open to debate you will encounter resistance regardless of which approach you take Appropriate methodologies must be adapted to face hard realities The process itself needs to be continuously improved by disciplined redefinition and refinement Treat geographically dispersed resources as though they were centralized. Put the decision point where the work is performed, and build control into the process. The difference is in the amount of emphasis each one places on individual steps Identify the steps required to ingest new technology -- if needed-- into the enterprise Only when you are sure your existing toolset will not suffice should you go out into the marketplace Documentation and training can be refined in light of experience The driver is a stronger organization that can deliver ever increasing benefits. Usually trust is not that high, therefore your goal is to pinpoint hotspots of distrust and manage accordingly Plan for it and identify it early on -- and your chances of success will rise substantially These methods share common themes. boxed in Time/Costs need to be accurately factored into the process model to have real value. To be of value needs to be highly accurate and in near or real time. How many jobs waiting to step through task/overdue Thresholds exceeded -- escalation to supervisor. Simulations allows you to undertake a dry run of processes, can show you bottlenecks, breaks, unresolved loops, etc. Point out flaws or missing pieces in a strategic approach Business value frequently stems from cross-silo process improvements The loudest complaints emanated from it. Tendency to see systems consolidation as an end in itself. *** means many things to many people, to some it's ***, to others *** *** is a bit of both Workflow model is still in wide use today, however, it did not account fully for emerging complexity. The process should be agnostic as to whether the process step is human to human or system to system. service costs can skyrocket out of control. self-synchronization Only the right information is seen by the right people That documents can be checked in and out to ensure continuity and an audit trail of changes Measurement is a never-ending quest, but true analytics ( as opposed to simple metrics) requires more sophisticated tools stable system means that the impact of changes are localized Build a system that is elastic and changes according to the required traffic Although sometimes you can hide behind technical jargons, having an understandable make it easier to change it in the future when some of the underlying assumption changes Based on the pattern of historical data, extrapolate the same pattern into the future

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In view of the limited time for Day 2 lesson this week, please spend some time to read the following topics before the lesson. If you have any specific questions on these topics, feel free to let me know in advance. I will still be going through important points on these topics, the rest of the Day 2 lesson time will be used for in-class discussions. I will also be spending some time to discuss the scenario for the first individual assignment and specific areas which are out of scope for the examination during Day 2 lesson.

Survey of benefits perceived from systems architecture among 86 respoinding organizations. Solution Architecture commonly describes the components required for and end-to-end solution, tying together patterns from more than one domain. A Solution Architect may shield the Enterprise/Segment Architect from the unnecessary details of the systems, products, and/or technologies. Detailed Design is representing sufficient details for implementing the system. Good object oriented design practices also apply at architectural level. The Architect defines solutions to client business problems through the reasoned application of information technology.These solutions are manifested as architectures and can include systems, applications and process components. Architecture is the organization of components, its relationship to each other and to the environment, governed by the principles. Modularity is the degree to which a system or computer program is composed of discrete components such that a change to one component has minimal impact on other components Competitive pressure and short window of opportunity Efficiency: resource expended in relation to the accuracy and completeness with which users achieve goals Each tier acts as a server for its caller and client to the next tier in the architecture. NoSQL can be strong or eventual consistency. Records the significant decisions made in shaping the overall architecture, and describes the rationale used in making the decision, the options considered, and the implications of the decision. Focus on high impact, high priority areas that are in strong alignment with the business strategy. tailored to the needs The user opts to reserve the slot by clicking on the reserve button Integrity: protecting the 'accuracy' of information processing and data from improper modification Confidentiality: Protecting the secrecy and privacy of information Availability: Ensuring that the systems and data can be accessed when required Structure a system so that all access by clients to resources is mediated by a guard which enforces a security policy. Less than 0.1 second, instant Less than 1 second, Flow of though remains unbroken, User is not waiting for the computer 10 seconds, Attention span is maxed out, User flow is broken

object to resistance to phase out open end on demand on spot thereafter You should avoid doing that at all costs, as the result is at best unpredictable. as such at distinct points in time set aside along alongside over the time up to consititue to general public and the download for it is listed down below which in most cases slightly unattractive and mostly blank window you won't be able to see as you type it in, so do it accurately type *** into command line if you see colon backslash you'll know you did it right this password gives access to any ether that you mind, so guarded as you would your money so you'll have two of those boxes side-by-side holding down ctrl c jump in ethereum has hardforked and this tutorial is no longer current. https://donnellydoesdev.wordpress.com/category/topshelf/ Using Topshelf this week to quickly put together a windows service. It has lots of handy little features that avoid the usual service set up headache when developing and testing services http://integrated-security.csoonline.com/dont-let-data-held-hostage/?utm_source=idg&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=IntelSecurity&utm_content_id=1311660&utm_boost_id=181155&utm_targeting=technology%20and%20gadgets&utm_widget_id=42196 defending against ransomware requires the ability to adapt quickly as hackers’ techniques evolve.

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It is later established that .... The customer had signed the proposal to indicate acceptance. start off In MAXWARE, the design stage is very informal. More often design specifications are produced only for major and critical modules. Review of the design specifications are done by the senior development staff, who have more experience. The design specifications are then handed over to the programmers to start the coding. "We can do well even without design as long as we trust our engineers and programmers...", say the development managers, whenever there is an issue or comment about practicing more formal and disciplined design process. Some of the other reasons given are: short development time and attitude of some team members towards additional work and responsibility. There are no software testing tools employed other than some test programs written and/or modified by the programmers themselves. In an incident, the software system crashed and was disrupted necessitating a re-build of the system. When the build was completed and released to the customer, he reported some more bugs. It was realized that these bugs had previously been rectified. In that short time, she managed to tighten up the process for handling field reported incidents and the consequential resolution of defects. The users could not articulate their needs and the analysts had to evolve them through working models created with the developers to help the users visualize the use of the system. Unconventionally, the Requirements, Architecture and Design phases were by-passed. The scope of the project was based solely on the working model to represent the user's needs. The PM told the Systems Testing group to derive their test plans and test cases using the working model in lieu of the requirements and design documents. The situation was exacerbated by the continuous stream of changes to the requirements. Unknown to the analysts and developers, the users held several sessions amongst themselves to further orientate themselves to the working model. Fortunately, the QM maintained rigorously tracking of all defects, including the classification and characterization of each. Testing the first iteration had been a significant struggle for the System Testers. Most defects were due to ambiguous requirements or undocumented requirements that crept in through the emails On average, for the same class severity defects, the rework effort and defect turnaround speed for the second iteration was almost triple that of what was registered in the first iteration. In essence, the actual application developed up to that point was far from what had been written in the test plan and test cases for the project. Everything turned out well in the end. There are still occasional high severity defects, but many more are minor ones now.

/// This prototype is for demonstrating our high level architecture which is designed by Mr.Jagdish, and contributed by all of our team members. The Use Case we pick up is 'Purchase Product', for this is one of the most complicated one. For Presentation we chose to use MVC Framework,because by using MVC we can fast adopting multiple features like URL routing/session management/authentication and authorization etc., for view engine we use razor, which can set master layout/partial layout, make our live much easier. OK, now I show you the demo, first as a guest or before you login to the website, it's allowed to add any items into your shopping cart,(show the process,) but you must login to proceed payment, now I login using an existing account, let's continue to proceed payment, you are request to provide delivery address, next time this address will be list down for you to choose, ok, submit, we are redirecting to pay-pal merchant payment page, as we are using sandbox to test, let me key-in test account, Now we are succeed, now we can go to member center to check our order

# Anecdote

“Do not shop at Mustafa Shopping Centre” Me and my husband visited Singapore in March 08. I had earlier visited Singapore some 4-5 years back and I knew that Singapore is a shopping heaven. So I had Mustafa on my list. We decided to buy Mobiles for us and we zeroed in on Mustafa after reading soooo many good reviews about it.We decided on the models and headed to Mustafa. I was actually surprised on how bad the place has turned out to be..lots of people were in the shop..the salesperson was unaware about the mobile features.We asked whether they will give us International Guarantee of these mobiles for which they refused. The place looked shady..But with good reviews on various forums we shirked all our doubts and went ahead and shopped the mobiles. All good..we returned home and started using the mobiles. My mobile worked fine for few days after which it hangs while I am talking..sometimes it refuses to ring even when I get calls..sometimes it refuses to make me ring a missed call..sometimes it simply blanks out!! The memory chip place holder is loose and so is the SIM holder place...My husbands mobile has similar problems. So I would suggest that if someone is planning to shop in Mustafa its better you have good know how of the thing you are buying so that you dont feel cheated and if you dont have the know how then the best thing you can do is not to buy at all from there! https://www.tripadvisor.com.sg/ShowUserReviews-g294265-d2139541-r17779786-Mustafa_Centre-Singapore.html#