12 April 2008

Marina Bay

Loose Lips sink Ships

There are quite a number of loony tunes on the Facebook Singapore Network.

For instance, there is a person on the Facebook Singapore network wall who appears eager to relate his experiences and work with ACME Weapons Company*. No names will be mentioned in this entry of course. His beliefs are his own. He appears to have quite a mouth and to be quite unable to control himself despite his work with an arms manufacturer.

I suspect it will only be a matter of time before he describes something sensitive. He has made mention of NAMMO and ATK Bushmaster 30mm ammunition. He has a photo of himself posing with the turret of the Bionix II some time ago.

From his own mouth in a recent post on the forums:

"I'm a weapon systems platform designer. I design things that kill people, more accurately, more destructively and more precisely. I am working for my passion. But my passion is not killing. And I get more money for not killing more people than is necessary."

I would think that if one is in such a sensitive position, one shouldn't be announcing nor advertising on a public forum.

From my impression of him, he has a pent-up need to announce to the world of his accomplishments and he is clearly dissatisfied.

A scary aspect of this is that this weapons designer subscribes to American evangelical apocalyptic visions of the end and he believes that from current events in the Middle East, the end is here. Imagine this set of beliefs in a weapons designer. A rather unholy mixture of volatile beliefs and skillsets, I should say. Hopefully, the policy and decision-makers are not of this mindset.

In another thread, he has also expressed that mankind should not stop the global warming, after all, one should embrace the end of the world!

Anyway, I have known quite a few religious fanatics in Singapore now and sadly, I don't think his beliefs are uncommon at all.

Lastly, the direction of debates and talk in the Facebook Singapore Network forum is something that I have little interest in. I will be a lot less active in future after contributing over a thousand posts.

* The name of the company is disguised. Heh.
** This entry was first written in December last year and was expanded at length much later.

09 April 2008

I ran earlier this evening. Wow. 10:00. Slow. It was difficult. I had been lazy and the weather hadn't been kind either.

I swam 26 laps in a small pool on Monday and that was equivalent to at most 3-4 laps in an Olympic-sized pool. I lifted dumbbells on Tuesday. Well, some progress at least.
Sins of a Solar Empire: Screen Captures

Destruction of an enemy cruiser.

An attack on a planetary structure by bombers from a battle cruiser.

Sin of a Solar Empire: Screen Captures

An attack on an enemy cruiser from the tutorial.

Planetary Bombardment.

All the cats are back including the Persian. It is strange. Where were they yesterday?

08 April 2008

Short local Females with fat Thighs

Quoting SH's SMS message:

'I wish short local females with fat thighs wouldn't wear hot pants...there were a few.'

This is most intriguing. The stray cats at my office premises have vanished. Six out of seven. The day guard's Persian cat has vanished too. What happened last night?
Is there anyone out there who wants to rent 6,414 sq ft of warehousing space? Anyone?
I am interviewing drivers this morning. I need a driver with a class 3 licence. Heh.

07 April 2008

How do you recover overdue debts of $125,000?
Unhappy Japan

Japan is apparently a very unhappy place. In a Discover report on a recent study, Japan is ranked 90th:

"Japan's ranking (90th) was surprisingly low given its high scores for health, wealth, and education. White suspects cultural factors may be at work. Some researchers speculate that a focus on competition and a tendency to downplay enjoyment may contribute to low reported happiness among some Asian cultures."

Denmark is ranked 1st. Iceland is ranked 4th which is not surprising giving its 'party culture' too.
Bahrain Grand Prix

Hamilton finished 13th. Hohoho! Splendid splendid. Quite a few people I know dislike him for his arrogance.

06 April 2008

State of Progress: Mobile Weapon Battle Stations!

Defence Configuration

Trader Oggg
Ship: Kraftwerk (Destroyer)
Level: 67 (Exp: 31,606,301/33,941,650)
Craft: 34
Gunnery: 0
Navigation: 268
Stats Points: 0
HP: 17484/17484
Capacity: 5900/6950
Speed: 50 (+268)
Armor: 14 (10.9%)

Pile Driver x 2
Ramming Piston x 1
Mass Anchor
Guardian Totem
Imperial Standard Plating
I want to go to Borders to browse. I haven't managed to make it down there in quite a bit. Oh well.