5 x 5: ACS boys can’t be conned, TRE lied, Funpack for NDP2016, plus more

By June 7, 20165 x 5

TL;DR – Everything you need to know, summarised for you daily at 5pm.

1. Why ACS boys will never get conned by DHL scams

Have you read Cynthia Tay Lek’s scam stories?

Now read this blogger’s humourous (but maybe a teeny weeny bit painful for some boys) take on why ACS boys are safe from these scams.

I’ve been told that the “-” in “Anglo-Chinese School” is not a dash symbol. It’s actually the symbol for subtraction. So “Anglo-Chinese School” means “Anglo Chinese School”. Which, judging from those friends of mine who studied in ACS, seems about right. Their Mandarin is atrocious.

If they receive such scam calls, they DEFINITELY won’t understand a single word the scammers say. And that’s why they’ll never fall for such scams.

2. The G said, ‘TRE has once again sought to mislead the public’.

So, socio-political site TRE published this yesterday.

via TRE

via TRE

This upset the G who released a statement late last night, calling TRE out for its “blatant lie” in the online report that Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s medical expenses are being funded by the taxpayer.

“This is a blatant lie,”

“A vicious lie is not an ‘alternative angle’.”

“Choosing to run an article that contained glaring misinformation that could have been easily searched and verified online is irresponsible.”


3. Funpack for NDP2016


4. Even Mark Zuckerberg has password problems, just like us

via Wired.com

via Wired.com

Apparently the God of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, used the same password for multiple social media platforms, and he was affected by the recent Linkedin security issue and hackers were then able to access, not just his Linkedin account, but also his Twitter and Pinterest acccounts.

Guess what his hacked password was? Dadada. Yeaps, just D-a-d-a-d-a.

[textmarker=”00000″]Pro tip:[/textmarker] A good password is eight digits or longer and uses a variety of letters, symbol, and numbers. You should, experts say, use a different password for every Web site to make it harder for hackers to compromise multiple accounts.


5. One powerful statement from a rape victim, and a horrible response from the accused’s father

Brock Turner, former Stanford University athlete, was convicted on multiple charges of sexual assault. The maximum sentence was 14 years in prison. He got away with (just) six months’ imprisonment and probation for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. In fact, Turner was expected to spend only three months of a six-month sentence in county jail after the judge, Aaron Persky, said positive character references and lack of a criminal record had persuaded him to be more lenient. Prison would have a “severe impact on him”, the judge said.

And the father of the rapist has said his son should not have to go to prison for “20 minutes of action”, that it was too steep a price for “20 minutes of action”.

People are, understandably, livid.

We urge you to read the victim’s very powerful letter here. It began like this,

Your Honor, if it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly.

You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.

On January 17th, 2015, it was a quiet Saturday night at home. My dad made some dinner….”

And read the father’s response here.

via Twitter

via Twitter


(Featured image via Asiaone.com)


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