All posts filed under: interest 2017

Cryptocurrency: Prophecy or Fallacy

By Dayrius Tay

The advent of cryptocurrency has rung alarm bells in governments around the world, as they either clamp down hard like China recently did or jumped onboard like Russia. As a techie, it is tempting to jump to conclusions and view the stance of governments through the tinted glass of a conspiracy theorist. Why hinder the progression of humanity into a cashless future invulnerable to the whims of governments? Every rose has its thorns, while it is almost certain that governments have ulterior motives, the revolutionary power of cryptocurrencies brings along a plethora of issues that might be viewed as inevitable teething troubles or fatal flaws […]

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Cryptocurrency Intricacies

By Dayrius Tay

Cryptocurrency is a topic that never fails to feature prominently in all forms of media, be it investment advice in financial magazines, reports of money laundering on the papers or even irate rants by PC enthusiasts on Reddit. This highlights the disproportionate amount of attention cryptocurrency has attracted from both speculators and the general public. […]

Blackfish Review

By Yvette Low

I believe the larger issue Blackfish was commenting on was that animals should not be caged or used as a cheap entertainment for monetary gain. They deserve as much liberty as humans and should not be taken away from their natural habitat […]

Fidget Spinner

By Dayrius Tay

We live in an age of miniaturisation where people covet the tiny over the massive. Gone are the days where computers were the size of refrigerators and  speakers that took up the entire table. This inexplicable obsession […]

Your Name

By Yvette Low

From the director of 5 Centimetres per Second comes the critically acclaimed Kimi no Na Wa (Your Name), a film that has topped the charts on My Anime List, ranking above hit shows like Gintama and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, and receiving stellar reviews on sites like Rotten […]

The Visit: A Review

By Shina

M Night Shyamalan is a name practically unheard of amongst the teens of today – including me. In his heyday two decades ago, however, the film-maker was lauded for his award-winning thriller, The Sixth Sense. The Visit, a 2015 found-footage film, is a far cry from his usual self-serious style and precise shots. The self-funded movie – it cost only $5 million to to produce, though this information is completely irrelevant – is a mix of horror and comedy, […]