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How to disable Windows 10 updates

Windows Update is widely known today in the computing world as the evil everyone likes to hate. Interestingly, it protects Windows computers everywhere as much as it annoys. This post focuses on how I managed to successfully disable Windows 10 Update via disabling key services. This was tested on release in the 15xxx builds up to the current 17xxx...

The bane of Windows 10, how to disable Windows telemetry

My experience with Windows 10 had been a love-hate affair. It started great as a lightweight replacement to my main Windows 7 daily driver. The lightweight operating system was well received globally. It offers benefits of both function and familiarity. However, in recent light, Microsoft's had sadly put it down with many crippling and worrisome features, such as privacy...

Grab Uber takeover, the Rise of monopolistic private-hire

The fallout of the recent Uber acquisition by Grab had been hitting the local headlines daily. The deal was seen pretty much of a takeover than a blatant acquisition. Thereafter, Grab swiftly spared no expense in promptly shutting down their bitter rival. This includes shuttering Uber offices, leaving staff on leave and taking over all App-booking in the region. Note...

Disadvantages of 3D printing

Not sizable for large scale production Despite being a reliable manufacturing technique, 3D printing is only technically and economically feasible for high value, low volume parts (3D printing is cheap in comparison to the value of the parts produced), with increased diminishing returns for every additional production piece made. If production runs of over a ten thousand pieces a year,...

Advantages, Benefits of additive 3D printing

3D printing allows early verification of prototype designs. While computer aided design (CAD) simulations allows designs to be evaluated and tested within a virtual environment before manufacture, a 3D printed prototype allows for in-situ field-testing and rapid physical visualisation of 3D models (e.g. verifying the position of mobile phone buttons to 90% percentile of population hand sizes), identifying and...

3D Printing 101, technology background and how it works

Since 3D printing is something catching a fair bit of attention now in Singapore, I figured I share some 3D printing 101 and my experiences and light on the technology to my readers here. 3D printing is something very familiar to me, with personally about 9 years of active experience with the technology to date. The technology has helped...

Wacom Intuos 4 Medium Tablet review- A cartoonist perspective

Today is a good day! And a coincidence, the day my new Intuos4 arrived in the mail as well! I brought mine off Amazon at $297 USD with a student discount. The non-academic version is retailing too at Amazon for about $320 USD which is roughly $20 bucks more, however what you get is rather similar. The move to...

Nike Lunarlite Flywire Racer+ Review – Verdict

After more runs with my "marathon capable" Nike Lunar racer, here is the 2nd installment to my review of this fantastic pair of running shoes. I can't deny that my following runs after my first with this pair were quite abrasively painful, particularly given my gait change to this new shoe, so I needed a longer resting time...

Nike Lunarlite Flywire Racer+ Review- First Impressions

I’ve got a new pair of Nike Lunar racers and promised to write a review of it. So here goes, the first part with my first impressions. The first thing you can do is to pick up this pair of shoes and wonder what the? It weighs too light to feel real, it feels even lighter when worn. Just like...

Samsung Q35 Notebook Review

Samsung Q35 Review Introduction Touted as the "world's smallest Core Duo laptop", the Samsung is indeed a really small beast, in fact it's feels even lighter than it looks. You have to feel it for yourself to believe after lugging around and using sub 3kg notebooks previously. This laptop is brought primarily for my Mum who needed a notebook for her...

20 Traffic Police Driving Test Tips and Hints

Golden rules for learner drivers taking the traffic police test. Taking a driving test can be an unnerving experience, here are 20 tips I share from my own experience as a learner driver myself. These tips are updated for the 2017 season. 1Understand your test vehicle. Try to make the warmups before the test, its crucial if you are using a different...

Voices of central Singapore interview with blogger Shaun

Interview with Blogger: Shaun Chng Article & questions by Creslyn, freelance writer for the Tanjong Pagar GRC magazine publication, VOICES. The interview focuses on the blogging life in Singapore, with a few snippets on my blog & how it started, including my views on the current Singapore blogging scene. Meet Shaun Chng – the unsuspected hero in web designing who started...

Remaking Sentosa attractions project (Ideas submitted on 1999-2000)

Update (July 2009): Well there had been alot of happenings since I've last revisited these ideas for remaking Sentosa. Prior to these submitted ideas, the island is more of less, well just an island with the closure of the fantastic Fantasy island water theme park and the Asian village. Few developments we see in place currently are the trans-island monorail,...

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