so far, i've gotten
SINGAPORE--The National Library Board (NLB), which manages Singapore's 40 public libraries, has beefed up its IT infrastructure with new Web-enabled terminals to provide enhanced security features and easy management.
The deployment encompasses new "borrowing" kiosks which sport built-in cameras that capture the faces of library users while they check out their loans. Installed at six library branches since last December, the kiosk will enable library officials to resolve disputes based on images it captures, explained Kuan Sung, NLB's infocomm operations manager.
"Some patrons might claim that they did not borrow certain books, so the images will help to verify if it's true. So, on top of the transaction records, we also have visual records of who borrowed what," Kuan said.
comb your hair, put your library book on the electronic mat and smile!
okay. first of all. the library uses a normal barcode scanner to read your NRIC. same for online reservation. THAT is the problem. anyone can print a barcode on a card and pop it in. same for online. get the NRIC number, guesstimate the month of birth. hey. instant 1.55 charged.
Instead of fixing the problem. they came up with yet another brainless scheme to "fix".
may i suggest the NLB have a "top 10 mugshot" contest.... i can imagine endless entertainment for the librarians. who says librarians have boring jobs?
Singapore's prime minister launched the country's latest behaviour modification campaign on Friday, urging teachers to use hip-hop and rap music to teach proper English and warning that continued use of the mutated local form of the language could make Singaporeans unintelligible.
pretty funny stuff.... i can so imagine Mr. Ang, my primary school chinese teacher, rapping.... tang poems
check out the URL itself.... it's under "WeirdNews"... whohoo! No need for thanks, world. we are glad to have entertained. cheers!
has a certain prose to it ya?
endeavour, ensure, attached, addressee. whoa!
"We will endeavour to ensure that the attached maplink in the email will reach your addressee."