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  1. Lifestyle - Books - ECOLOGY

    Book review: Sacred Mountains, by Allerd Stikker

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:12pm by David Wilson

    ... mentioning smog that forced people to wear masks. Economic growth and a rising living standard left little space for ecological niceties, it seemed, although eventually the Taiwanese government ... has the heft to resolve China's environmental crisis. The faith's emphasis on working with rather than against nature seems smart, but at its heart, it is contradictory- as even its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1581698/book-review-sacred-mountains-allerd-stikker
  2. Lifestyle - Books - BUSINESS

    Book: Own Your Own Future, by Paul Brow et al

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by David Wilson

    ... Their meaning is easily absorbed because Brown, a long-time contributor to The New York Times, recaps and sprinkles his tract with bullet points. Meanwhile, he disarmingly knocks standard motivation ... writes, "and there is no guarantee that anyone will buy it. Absolutely none. We may love the music we make, we may work extremely hard to bring it to as many people as possible, and be proud ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1541651/book-own-your-own-future-paul-brow-et-al
  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Should you drink only when thirsty, or before thirst strikes?

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by David Wilson

    ... advise only drinking when thirsty, in step with nature. Others champion frequent hydration ahead of thirst. Acupuncturist and general practitioner Liem Quang Le, who has worked with Olympic ... of vigilance and working memory. The co-author of the health guide TurboCharged, Dian Griesel, agrees that we should hydrate frequently, regardless of thirst. "When we experience an unmistakable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health/article/1519664/should-you-drink-only-when-thirsty-or-thirst-strikes
  4. Free and easy

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... working as an engineer at open-source software distributor Red Hat. 'I spent usually an hour every night reading books and articles on the internet. I thought that if I properly used time ... 'upgrade' a standard computer monitor to high-definition just by wiping its screen with a damp cloth. Hong Kong-based entrepreneur Leon Ho, 29, is a leading voice in the quest to make life simpler ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645913/free-and-easy
  5. Self-healing systems to take over from stupid computers

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... enough to recover from the failure of a part, then isolate it, take it offline, fix and reintroduce it without causing problems: a big task by any standards. The question is whether autonomics ... minutes or hours. 'We have proven this in large enterprises and small businesses in every industry,' he said. He named Reuters, eBay and Technicolor as examples of companies that had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535427
  6. Self-healing systems to take over from stupid computers

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... it without causing problems: a big task by any standards. The question is whether autonomics should be rated as a fantastic promise or a reality. Mr Bartlett said autonomic computing had already proven its mettle, slashing the time it took to accomplish tasks from days or weeks to just minutes or hours. 'We have proven this in large enterprises and small businesses in every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535217
  7. Ill-starred career for Galileo constellation

    Posted Nov 23rd 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... because the US military is prepared to take 'irreversible action' against it, whatever that means. Even by the standards of the organisation that coined the phrase 'collateral ... to tap the growing GPS market. As with its established rival, Galileo is all about timekeeping. It works on the principle that you can pinpoint your position on this planet by gauging how long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479203/ill-starred-career-galileo-constellation
  8. Ill-starred career for Galileo constellation

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... because the US military is prepared to take 'irreversible action' against it, whatever that means. Even by the standards of the organisation that coined the phrase 'collateral ... to tap the growing GPS market. As with its established rival, Galileo is all about timekeeping. It works on the principle that you can pinpoint your position on this planet by gauging how long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/479065/ill-starred-career-galileo-constellation
  9. BOOK (1958)

    Posted Oct 04th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Krapp's Last Tape Samuel Beckett (Faber & Faber) Nothing happens. That is the standard criticism of any Samuel Beckett text. Another common and equally hard to rebut criticism is that his work is depressing. Both criticisms apply to Krapp's Last Tape- the Nobel Prize winner's stage play about, well... very little. When you try to describe the plot, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/694424/book-1958
  10. World of his own

    Posted Dec 12th 2004, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... with the Bucks Free Press, newspaper of record for the county of Buckinghamshire, central England. He saw his first body three hours after starting work. His most important interview was with Peter ... reflects. How did he manage to write a book of a professional standard when most youths of his age could scarcely string a sentence together? Pratchett thinks hard. At first, he haltingly says: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/481727/world-his-own

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