When Richard Branson decided to ride out Hurricane Irma on his island, we all thought he was just being his crazy eccentric rich old man self.
But no, he was riding out the storm in his, ahem, concrete wine cellar so he can document the devastating damage first hand.
— Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 10, 2017
He also hit out hard at climate change deniers, writing this on the Virgin site:
Man-made climate change is contributing to increasingly strong hurricanes causing unprecedented damage,” wrote Branson on the Virgin website. “The whole world should be scrambling to get on top of the climate change issue before it is too late – for this generation, let alone the generations to come.
I personally believe we’re truly at the precipice of of no return, and we, as inhabitants of Earth, need to really band together and do something about this. Otherwise, if we don’t kill ourselves soon enough, we’ll evolve to be the alien villains we all see in the Marvel and alien invasion flicks, scouring planets and devouring them of all resources before moving to the next.
And I really don’t want to be the bad guy.
So, cryptocurrencies have been bubbling at the surface for a while, and appears to be poised to go mainstream and take the world by storm. This after Bitcoin (the first and biggest by market cap) recently surged to S$4,000 per bitcoin!
But some analysts say it isn’t stopping there, and are predicting a USD$1m per bitcoin between 2020 – 2030. If so, Bitcoin’s got quite a ride ahead. So… below’s a real-time graph to chart that meteoric rise!
Bitcoin’s not the only coin around though. They are sprouting like mushrooms at the moment, but the top few cryptocurrencies are:
Ripple is also making more than ripples…
So, here are some charts on the top cryptocurrencies. Enjoy!
If you’re Singaporean or residing in Singapore, you need no introduction to the ongoing saga.
Basically, LHY and LWL are claiming abuse of power. LHL is claiming LKY’s last Will to be hastily prepared, and that LKY may not have been fully informed of everything that was in the Will.
According to LHL, LWL was initially skeptical of LHY’s motives regarding 38 Oxley Road, but they now appear to be on the same side, slamming LHL for attempting to block them from executing instructions in the Will to demolish 38 Oxley.
Emails are being published. Fingers are being pointed. Publishable portions of the Will are published.
And we, as a nation collectively, are doing this:
At this point, a lot of it is still he said, they said. But it sure is developing faster than George R.R Martin can kill off characters!
And like a good episode of LOST, more questions than answers are being provided right now.
It’s been ages since I did a movie review, partly because of the greatly reduced number of movies since #dadding, and partly because there are chores to be done, instead of whimsically going over the movie details, plot and stuff.
But I watched WonderWoman, and it will be a disservice not to document it. The DCEU movies have been known to be grim, dark and depressing, with marked changes to characters’ very core personality and beliefs.
So it’s a refreshing change of pace to see Wonder Woman having a pretty decent dose of humour. Gal Gadot is perfectly cast as Princess Diana, something we already knew in BvS but reaffirmed with aplomb here.
The film is bookended in the present day, but all of the action really takes place in WWI era, and kickstarted when Steve Trevor’s (Chris Pine) plane crash lands in Themyscira, a hidden island inhabited by the Amazonians, a race of warrior women created by Zeus to protect and guide Mankind.
Told about the ongoing War, Diana decides to follow Steve back to the real world to help stop the war from escalating by stopping Chief Chemist Isabel Maru from developing a new and deadlier form of mustard gas for the German forces.
Steve rounds up a ragtag group of friends and off they go on Wonder Woman’s maiden adventure. It’s a fun ride, and definitely a very worthy addition to the superhero film basket.
Wonder Woman Got Your Back, But You Still Probably Shouldn’t Try This At Home (Or at a Prom)
Now, in one of the scenes, Wonder Woman had to infiltrate a ball to try and kill General Ludendorff. But she was wearing a dress, so there wasn’t a lot of space to hide her sword. But she improvised well.
This scene has since inspired (and probably seriously injured) a whole bunch of ladies to try the same thing, together with the hastag #WWgotyourback.
Seriously, look at this: