FREE access to Code School entire content library

August 17, 2017

FREE access to the entire content library for everyone from August 18–20.

https://www.codeschool.com/

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Digitized vinyl records for your listening pleasure

August 14, 2017

Over 50,000 78rpm pieces of vinyl have been digitized and put online for your listening pleasure as part of the Great 78 Project.

https://archive.org/details/78rpm

How to Make Windows 10 Accept File Paths Over 256 Characters

August 13, 2017

The Windows 10 default path length limitation (MAX_PATH) is 256 characters

you may use the NT-style name syntax “\\?\C:\users\very long path” to workaround this issue.

Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise
Ignore the MAX_PATH issue by overriding a group policy entry, gpedit.msc

Computer Configuration -> Admin Templates -> System -> FileSystem:
Enable Win32 long paths

Windows 10 Home
In the Registry Editor, use the left sidebar to navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

On the right, find a value named LongPathsEnabled and double-click it. If you don’t see the value listed, you’ll need to create it by right-clicking the FileSystem key, choosing New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, and then naming the new value LongPathsEnabled .

In the value’s properties window, change the value from 0 (default) to 1 (ignore) in the “Value data” box and then click OK.

Let Microsoft Word read out your text

August 12, 2017

Go to “File”, “Options”, “Customise Ribbon”. In the tab “Popular Commands”, select “All commands” in the drop-down menu. Now, search for the “Speak” command in the alphabetically sorted list and select it.

In other Word versions, this command can be “Voice” or “Text in voice”.

Next, choose a tab in which the “Voice” command can be located, for example, “Home” and click in the middle on the button “Add>>”. Once you have placed the new command, click on OK.

Select the text that you want Microsoft Word to read and click on the Speak icon at the toolbar.

Get Office 365 for free

August 11, 2017

Get Office 365 for free

It’s not a trial! Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 for Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.

All you need to get started is to enter a valid school email address below.

Resveratrol and Cancer Prevention

August 10, 2017

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Dr. William Li, President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation shared that we can eat to starve cancer. Cancer is just 5-10% attributable to genes, while the remaining is Environment and mainly due to our diet. Resveratrol in Red grapes & Red wine inhibits angiogenesis by 60%! That is what we should be having in our daily diet. Resveratrol is thought to limit the spread of cancer cells and trigger the process of cancer cell death (apoptosis). Resveratrol has also been known to reduce the activation of NF kappa B, a protein produced by a compromised immune system that can affect the growth of cancer cells.

Originally studies were conducted to investigate the “French Paradox”, a term coined by Dr. Serge Renaud, that the French seem to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease with a diet relatively high saturated fats. He found that a diet high in red wine correlated to a lower incidence of cardiac diseases, which was found to be very high in resveratrol. Continued studies of resveratrol conducted by Howitz and Sinclair found that in yeast, fruit flies, and small fish there were significant increases in lifespan. Later studies in mice found that there were drops in tumor formations, reductions in the incidents of neurological diseases, and protective benefits to the cardiovascular system.

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E-bike owners must register and install number plates

August 3, 2017

TODAY Paper, 2 Aug 2017, E-bike owners must register and install number plates

SINGAPORE — Electric bicycle owners will have to register their vehicles between Aug 14 and Jan 31, 2018 and install number plates, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (Aug 2).

After registering, owners will have three days to attach a number plate with the assigned registration number on the back of their bikes.

The plates must feature black characters against a yellow background or white characters against a black background, the authority stipulated.

E-bicycles with a valid blue or orange LTA seal can be registered at www.onemotoring.com.sg using one’s SingPass, CorpPass or Easy account, or at any SingPost branch. The S$50 registration fee will be waived for e-bikes that obtain seals before Aug 14 and that are registered by Nov 30.

E-bikes without an LTA seal must be sent to the authority’s authorised centres — Vicom Inspection Centres at Sin Ming, Bukit Batok or Kaki Bukit, and STA Inspection Centres at Sin Ming and Boon Lay — for inspection, approval and the seal to be affixed.

Only e-bikes that meet the latest technical requirements set by the authorities will receive an orange LTA seal. Owners can register their e-bikes at the same time by paying the S$50 registration fee, alongside other charges for affixing the LTA seal.

From Feb 1 next year, only e-bikes with the orange LTA seal can be registered. Vehicles with the blue LTA seal (approved under old technical requirements) cannot be registered.

Users caught riding an unregistered e-bike on public roads and paths can be fined up to S$2,000 and jailed for up to three months for a first offence. Users of e-bikes without a valid number plate can be fined up to S$1,000 and jailed up to three months on first conviction.

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Under the mandatory e-bike registration scheme, owners who sell their vehicles must transfer the registration within seven days of handing over the e-bike via www.onemotoring.com.sg. A fee of S$11 is applicable.

Users or retailers of non-compliant e-bikes may be fined up to S$5,000 and jailed up to three months, for their first offence. The e-bike could also be seized.

onemotoring.com.sg – motorised_bicycles

Three stalls are offering roast ducks from $13.80

August 3, 2017

TNP, 3 Aug 2017, Makansutra: Duck! There is a price war

Three stalls are offering roast ducks from $13.80 – which comes up tops?

1. DUCK MASTER – $15
1, Park Road, People’s Park Complex, #01-K99, 10am to 10pm (weekdays), 9am to 10pm (weekends)

2. GOLDEN DUCK EATING HOUSE – $13.80
369, Balestier Road, 24 hours daily
Prices have gone down from the original $18.80. The duck here looks a little bigger (about 1.6kg to 1.8kg) and is meatier. The whole duck costs $13.80 for takeaway. It is a dollar more if you want it chopped. It is $16.80 if you want it chopped for dining-in.

3. JIU XIANG XIANG CHARCOAL ROAST MEAT
588F, Balestier Road, 24 hours daily

Use Case’s model agreement to deal with contractors

July 22, 2017

ST Paper, 19 May 2017, Use Case’s model agreement to deal with contractors

We thank Mr Kong Peng Sun for his feedback (Unfair renovation contracts hurt home owners; May 11).

The Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) frowns on the practice of renovation contractors asking consumers to pay a substantial advance deposit before the work begins.

From 2014 to 2016, Case received at least 713 complaints in which renovation works were delayed or stopped halfway.

Most of the consumers who were affected by such delays were those who had paid at least 80 per cent of the contractual value. This is clearly unacceptable.

Consumers are advised to ask renovation contractors to commit in writing to the payment schedule as well as the key project milestones and deliverables, with completion dates clearly documented, and pay accordingly.

Consumers should also not pay a large deposit upfront.

In this way, they can limit their losses should the contractor delay or stop work. It will also be helpful should there be a subsequent dispute.

We also encourage consumers to use our model agreement on home renovation, which can be downloaded from our website (https://www.case.org.sg/pdf/model_renovation.pdf).

It provides fair guidelines for consumers to negotiate terms with contractors.

Samples of a payment schedule with key project milestones and deliverables can also be found in the model agreement.

When choosing a renovation contractor, consumers should consider a contractor under the CaseTrust accreditation scheme for better protection and faster resolution of issues, if any.

Lim Biow Chuan
President
Consumers Association of Singapore (Case)

Other funds available for younger S’poreans who want skills training

July 22, 2017

ST Paper, 13 May 2017, Other funds available for younger S’poreans who want skills training

We thank Mr Lionel Loi Zhi Rui for his feedback on the eligibility for the use of SkillsFuture Credit (Extend SkillsFuture Credit to younger S’poreans too; April 29).

Launched in January last year, SkillsFuture Credit aims to support Singaporeans pursuing skills or working at improving them.

It is for Singaporeans aged 25 and above as it is targeted at those who have completed their full-time education and are transitioning into or have joined the workforce.

Singaporeans below that age can tap their Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) to support their learning needs.

The PSEA can be used to offset the fees and charges for a wide range of courses. The list of approved programmes is at moe.gov.sg/education/post-secondary

They are also eligible for course fee funding on courses approved by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG).

More information can be found at ssg.gov.sg/course-fee-funding

Individuals with further feedback or inquiries can contact SSG via our feedback portal https://portal.ssg-wsg.gov.sg or on 6785-5785.

Patricia Woo (Ms)
Director
Corporate and Marketing Communications Division
SkillsFuture Singapore