Stephen Ng

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Who Killed The Junior Developer?

<i>There are plenty of junior developers, but not many jobs for them</i><p>A few months ago I attended an event for women in tech. A lot of the attendees were …

威權時代來臨,二十個歷史教訓

二十年大慶,香港特區製造了第一代良心犯。完美的極權於北方攬政經大權於一身,一方面瘋狂建設,收買人心,一方面嚴密審查媒體,操控思想,以法律之名,殺滅異己;以國家安全之名,肆無忌憚。<p>威權時代,近在咫尺。耶魯大學教授 Timothy Snyder的最近出版的小書 <i>On Tyranny, Twenty</i> …

科學、紅移、微波、星系、原子和大爆炸 | 余海峯 | 立場新聞

「宇宙大爆炸」這個名字,可說是有史以來起得最差的。看來,在幫科學理論起名字方面,我們需要的不是科學家,而是有科學素養的文學或藝術家。<p>大爆炸理論,可能是有史以來最多人以為「只是理論」的一個科學理論。噢,不對,經過量子傳心地平自然順勢反疫苗月球中空新時代問米外星陰謀論等等之後,任何科學理論都已被說成「權 …

Capitalism the Apple Way vs. Capitalism the Google Way

Whichever company’s vision wins out will shape the future of the economy.<p>While lots of attention is directed toward identifying the next great start-up, the defining tech-industry story of the last decade has been the rise of Apple and Google. In terms of wealth creation, there is no comparison. …

Investing

Why You Need Emoji - Issue 50: Emergence

The use of emojis has become a global phenomenon. By 2015, over 6 billion emojis1 were being sent every day by over 90 percent of the world’s online …

Language

活像沒有明天 | 張國棟 | 立場新聞

假設您公司每五年有一個升職機會,條件是您要到另一國家工幹兩年。今次機會出現了,正值人生沒有甚麼擔子,您爽快地接受。然而,一年半後香港家裡傳來母親突然發現患了絕症的壞消息,一位醫生說恐怕只剩下幾個月。自從父親十多年前離棄家庭後,母親與您相依唯命,是您在世上最疼愛的人。公司可容許您提前半年回港陪伴母親, …

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The New Suburban Crisis

Once the key driver of the American dream, the suburbs have reached the end of a long era of cheap growth. Now their advantages to economic mobility have nearly disappeared.<p>During the mid-1980s, before anyone thought of the suburbs as being on a downward trajectory, the urban designer David Lewis, …

Apple’s Making Its Own GPU to Control Its Own Destiny

For years, a company called Imagination Technologies gave Apple the tech behind your iPhone’s Retina-ready graphics and eye-popping image processing. …

什麼是 Apple Pay?關於 Apple Pay,你需要知道的幾件事

(路透社)<p><b>本文作者許世杰,Ph.D, Founder & CEO of QuMedia。學生時代念了數學,資訊,管理三個完全不同的領域。九年前因緣際會進入電視媒體,當了七年的資訊長與策略長;2009 年起致力於結合軟體服務與行動裝置來打造移動新媒體。原文刊登於 許世杰 Facebook 網誌 ,In</b> …

Why drug prices in America are so high

“DRUGS have been marketed at such extraordinarily high prices that many people will simply not be able to afford them,” wrote a top cancer doctor in …

此情難再 — 為何香港不會再有另一個薯片叔叔 | 顧秋田 | 立場新聞

Research Debt

Science is a human activity. When we fail to distill and explain research, we accumulate a kind of debt...

Online Life

老大哥的霸氣——“生產線式門徒培育”之再思(董家驊)2017.03.20

Laziness isn't why people are poor. And iPhones aren't why they lack health care.

In response to a question about his party’s plan to increase the cost of health insurance, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) suggested that people should “invest in their own health care” instead of “getting that new iPhone.” He doubled-down on the point in a later interview: “People need to make a …

IPhone 7

【本土休止符 8】一個20歲本土派少女的反思 | 立場報道 | 立場新聞

「滑鼠娘娘」鄺頌晴近月曝光不多。雖則抗爭現場如去年 11 月 6 日的「佔領西環」仍可見到她的身影,但亦已不再像從前那麼高調。<p>從前的她會穿黑 T …

Mission unaccomplished, 15 years later: The misuse of American military power, the Middle East in chaos

<b>(AP Photo/Krzysztof Zatycki)</b><p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is<p>Danny Sjursen<p>February 25, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The United States has already lost — its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at …

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …

Barack Obama Was a Foreign-Policy Failure

I began writing this column (originally in the form of a blog) in 2009, at the very beginning of Barack Obama’s presidency. His election filled me …

《反對完美》書評:邁可‧桑德爾的反對基因改造立場

說起邁可・桑德爾 (Michael J. Sandel) 這位哈佛哲學教授,許多讀者可能會想起他那本厚重的《正義:一場思辨之旅》。但他另外出版的《反對完美》卻只是 143 頁的小冊子。這書中討論基因改造的議題雖然嚴肅,讀起來卻相當輕鬆,閱讀時間可長可短。 由於作者論理流暢,鮮少使用艱澀的哲學用語,使 …

Detection of radioactive iodine at trace levels in Europe in January 2017

Iodine-131 (131I), a radionuclide of anthropogenic origin, has recently been detected in tiny amounts in the ground-level atmosphere in Europe. The …

Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting

More automation may be good in the long run, but history tells us there'll be turmoil along the way.<p>“Why should it be different this time?” That’s the most common response I hear when I raise concerns about automation and the future of jobs, and it’s a pretty simple rejoinder. The Western world …

Technology Will Replace Many Doctors, Lawyers, and Other Professionals

Faced with the claim that AI and robots are poised to replace most of today’s workforce, most mainstream professionals — doctors, lawyers, accountants, and so on — believe they will emerge largely unscathed. During our consulting work and at conferences, we regularly hear practitioners concede that …

Health Care

WIRED

What if we regarded code not as a high-stakes, sexy affair, but the equivalent of skilled work at a Chrysler plant?

This Economic Phenomenon Is Making Government Sick

In health care and education, improvements aren't coming as fast as costs are rising.<p>Some sectors bring bigger productivity gains than others, and often for sustained periods of time. For instance, computing and communications have made enormous strides over the last few decades, but K-12 education …

Microsoft miracle: How Satya Nadella revived tech giant in just three years

It is three years ago this month that Satya Nadella stood alongside industry legends Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer to be named as just the third chief …

Leadership

Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

<b>Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Oren Gutfeld: "This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60</b> …

除了新垣結衣 《逃恥》還有甚麼好看?哲學亂入注意 | 好青年荼毒室 | 立場新聞

Is AI a Threat to Christianity?

Are you there, God? It’s I, robot.<p>In his relatively short tenure, Pope Francis has been hard at work welcoming spiritual seekers into the Catholic Church. He’s refused to judge LGBT people, sought to integrate divorced couples, and extended priests’ ability to forgive abortion. But Francis’s wide …

Artificial Intelligence