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  • LEARNING

    Climate change

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 05/01/2010

    » You will struggle to find anyone who has not heard the terms "climate change", "global warming" and "greenhouse effect". Recently, there was a climate change conference in Copenhagen. It was attended by many world leaders, who sadly didn't achieve much in the way of future reductions of carbon emissions. But what exactly is climate change? Let's explore the question.

  • LEARNING

    No emissions? No waste? No way!

    Learningpost, David Canavan, Published on 19/01/2010

    » Continuing on the green theme from the last two articles, I have decided to write an article on what I consider to be the future of living and how modern-day buildings can be adapted to become more environmentally friendly.

  • TECH

    Sleeping giant

    Database, Published on 27/01/2010

    » Google announced that it has had it up to here with four solid years of Chinese censorship, and there is a very good chance it will simply pull out of the country that blackens the name of free speech; the Google announcement also lambasted China for the touchy subject of hacking email and document accounts - Google said the Chinese do it all the time, do it to Chinese and foreigners, and do it to individuals and companies including, recently, Adobe Systems; the announcement touched off a drama that will run weeks, likely more; former anti-Google advocates like Reporters Without Borders praised the search engine giant, but investors bailed on Google and started buying Baidu, the search company that helps and empowers the Chinese hacking and snooping; after all is done, Google may indeed finally begin living up to its promise to do no evil.

  • TECH

    Out with the old: Get ready for the new

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 03/02/2010

    » When I was a teenager, I had a series of cheap, used cars. The criteria for changing those that lasted was either that the ashtrays were full or the tyres needed changing.

  • LEARNING

    Adding value to values

    Learningpost, Edward Roy Krishnan, PHD, Published on 09/02/2010

    » One of the major purposes of schools as a social institution is to teach and perpetuate human values. Good values are key to communal solidarity and harmonious living among people.

  • LEARNING

    Colourful opportunity in grammar

    Learningpost, Heather Vlach, Published on 09/02/2010

    » Colour is a powerful and important communication tool, and can mean many things to people of different cultures.

  • TECH

    Need to know

    Database, Published on 17/02/2010

    » The US Federal Bureau of Investigation began a campaign to force all Internet providers in the United States to record and file all web activity by all users, all the time, in case the FBI ever needed the information; FBI director Robert Mueller said he wants storage of "origin and destination information," able to be retrieved with a search warrant issued by a judge in important cases such as terrorism, kidnapping, criticism of FBI and the like; in a huge, shocking coincidence, pretty well every US state investigation bureau backed the FBI proposal, because you never know when a state prosecutor might need information about the surfing habits of a nefarious outlaw, paedophile or political opponent, not that top investigators would ever stoop to asking for politically related surfing records, perish the thought; the FBI, by the way, does not want actual data such as email retained, only the information recording the origin and destination of a web session - for now.

  • TECH

    Mirasys sees opportunity in Thai market

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 24/02/2010

    » Turning an unstable situation into an opportunity has led a top Finnish surveillance software company to select Thailand as a base to build a research centre and pave the way for Thai software developers to reach a global market.

  • LEARNING

    A man and his Motor Mouse

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 14/03/2010

    » Imagine my surprise last week when a mouse stuck its head out of my car air-conditioner. It was late at night in the car park of Channel 3. It seems this little mouse had made a home in my car for more than a few days, which would explain the scuffling and shuffling heard on and off by yours truly this past week. Thank goodness it was a mouse and not the onset of schizophrenia.

  • TECH

    No worries as billions spent at IT event

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 24/03/2010

    » Total sales at the Commart Thailand 2010 event topped over 3.2 billion baht in its four-day run, which ended on Sunday, despite the unstable political situation in downtown Bangkok.

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