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A Pie In The Sky? – Assessing Malaysia’s OSCARS Chances

With the conclusion of the Academy Awards not too long ago, there remained plenty left over for many to discuss. Some were still upset about the omissions of films such as ‘Selma’ and ‘The Lego Movie’ from specific categories, while the surprise box office success of ‘American Sniper’ surprised even more people that it wasn’t majorly awarded at all. mais 1.322 palavras

Malaysia

My Take on Clean Reader

Even though the major debate is mostly over, I’m going to weigh in on the Clean Reader app. Hot topic, there.

So, for those of you who don’t know what it is, let me give a brief explanation. mais 430 palavras

Writing

The recent Github attack

Last Thursday (3/26/2014) a DDoS attack on the code sharing site github.org began, targeting github code pages for greatfire.org, a non-profit that mirrors the web content of sites censored by China, and cn-nytimes.com, a mirror of the Chinese version of the Times, also censored by China. mais 252 palavras

Security

Just how powerful are symbols?

What does Walter Lippmann mean by stating that “In thinking about symbols, it is tempting to treat them as if they possessed independent energy?” Symbols are brought to life by our perceptions of them, and are typically more potent when presented by an authoritative figure. mais 492 palavras

Blogging

Access denied: Reporters say federal officials, data increasingly off limits

Image Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Stacey Singer, a health reporter for the Palm Beach Post in Florida, was perusing a medical journal in 2012 when she came across something startling: a federal epidemiologist’s report about a tuberculosis outbreak in the Jacksonville area. mais 526 palavras

Politics

A library in a box

Yesterday evening, I went to the Institut Français with some of my course friends to attend a panel discussion about the IdeasBox, a charitable project launched by the… mais 570 palavras

Information Society