SINGAPORE: Singapore signed an agreement on Wednesday to start testing self-driving buses, as the city-state pushes ahead with its vision of using autonomous technology to help deal with the challenges posed by its limited land and labour.
Accidents do happen. They are not something we think too often about and the very nature of accidents is that they will happen when we least expect them.
Given the not too good figures for Malaysian road accident statistics, we should at least know what to do if we are unfortunate to be involved in an accident. Equipped with this knowledge, we won’t need to panic. We can calmly manage the situation if we are not seriously injured.
This knowledge is even more important for new drivers who must be aware of the involvement of related parties such as the police, tow truck drivers & insurers.
Urban legends are one of the sources of viral spams. They have been around for ages. It’s time to get smart about it. They are really a waste of time & system resources. And it is made worse (with its multiplying effect) when we propogate it without thinking.
An example of an urban legend making its rounds … Fetuses found in chinese restaurant freezers
Things go awfully wrong when we accept what’s being circulated on the Internet as the truth. Viral spams get viral because of the shocking / disgusting contents which motivates the receiver to share instantly. So as not to be deceived by these fraudulent materials, we must first challenge the reality & its validity by verifying the news in the first instance.
Snopes.com is a very old & established site to validate such documented cases. It has a huge / extensive database of debunked cases which will verify the ‘news’ & confirm if it will be a waste of time & resources to circulate to others.
No surprise that old cases gets a new life every now and then.
But if the website is hard to remember, a quick Google Search is just as effective.
All you need for the search is the relevant keywords and sure enough, it throws up Snipe.com with the conclusion of their investigation. If FALSE, do not share / circulate. We shall not be deceived!!
BTW Jackie Chan has died multiple deaths.
Stay safe & Happy computing everybody!
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You are definitely a positive person. For you, LIFE rocks!
Yeah, when LIFE throws you rocks, color them!!