The To-hoku earthquake and tsunami, the twin disasters that struck our neighbouring country two months ago left the world justifiably horrified and deeply saddened. So much devastation in such a short time!
Have you ever thought about how much fun it would be to invent a bogus disorder? Then when said disorder is coined and enough people have been labeled with your new disorder, you can reap in the riches from the prescription costs.
It seems as if every year our peninsula is attacked by "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) or something equivalent and March found us showered again with Internet disobedience. Massive disruption by DDoS attack returned to South Korea with over 10,000 robot networks or "botnets" infecting computers that can then remotely be used for a cyberattack. A number of government websites including Cheong Wa Dae (the presidential office in South Korea or Blue House), the National Intelligence Service (NIS) and the Korean Communication Commission (KCC), along with 40 corporate websites were hit with so much junk traffic that they could no longer accommodate legitimate visitors. In fair comparison it would be like 10 overweight persons trying to get through a revolving door at the same time. It causes no direct physical harm, but is disruptive and costly.
Today, it seems it is getting harder to escape the subject of sex. It's on every channel on television, in magazines, in movies, on billboards, on the radio, the Internet and everywhere else imaginable. Sex is used as a way to sell music, artists, products, services, and people.
What came first for you, riding a bicycle or playing video games? For me, I fondly recall my fifth birthday and me racing into the kitchen where my parents were already waiting. When my mom told me to look outside for my present, it gave me reason to believe that I would be getting a bike, which was at least a zillion times better than getting clothes.
With technology know-it-all companies like LG and Samsung, it is no surprise that Korea and the world is starting to see a glimpse of change in the Home Entertainment system. Particularly, the hottest development is in the 3D devices such as TV, Blu-ray, and cameras. Just as the development of the internet changed education, this recent development will likely change education in a variety of ways.
It was roughly the end of last year when Apple's iPhone was brought to the domestic market and fanned a smartphone craze, bringing about a new 'mobile revolution' to an industry hungry for something fresh.
As the result, telecommunication firms started changing their growth engines from wireless/wired communications services to convergence and mobile businesses and developing bases for them.
People need their stuff. Before the onset of the global financial crisis, not only were people buying houses that they couldn't afford, in addition they were refinancing their homes and using the money to buy stuff. Cars, TVs, computers, satellite radio, cameras & camcorders , home audio & cinema, DVD / Blueray players, cell phones and a plethora of other tech gadgets - the list goes on. Consumers wanted it, it was there and they bought it. Chances are, a lot of that stuff came from Korea.
Looking forward, the height of summer heralds a few surprises. Aside from soaring temperatures, there is a double whammy of renewable energy mid July with the New and Renewable energy exhibition and Electronic Vehicles [EV] Korea exhibition being hosted in Seoul at the Coex. The exhibition is about the electric vehicle industry and peripherals, such as batteries.
The first Startup Weekend Seoul was hosted in the NHN learning center in Bundang on the 28th to the 30th May 2010. The event was sponsored by government organizations and app center this time. NHN also gave sponsorship in the form of the venue. One of the mentors of the event stated that, 'the mechanics of the event is that is a three day event to stimulate the econom
Alice, a bright blue-eyed eight year old, was born into a poor family with many brothers and sisters. The cost of raising them became too much for her parents so they chose to sell Alice. Alice was told she was going on a trip to the big city to buy clothes and to work for a loving family.
On February 12, 2010, the Chairman of the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), Chung Ho Yul, participated in the top-level round table discussion during the International Cartel Workshop co-sponsored by International Bar Association (IBA) and American Bar Association (ABA). He and many other global companies are very concerned about the recent rise of cartel or antit
Avatar, 3D TVs and 3D content are hot topics recently, but there is another topic burning things up and that is climate change. The hot topics should be Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4), which are the main greenhouse gases (GHG), contributors to global warming. Over the last century the Earth has warmed approximately one degree Fahrenheit.
The Bible speaks of two meteors hitting the earth; one in the sea and one on land. Revelation 8:8 - 11 depicts, "The second Angel trumpeted. Something like a huge mountain blazing with fire was flung into the sea. A third of the sea turned to blood, a third of the living sea creatures died, and a third of the ships sank. The third Angel trumpeted. A huge Star, blazing like a torch, fell from Heaven, wiping out a third of the rivers and a third of the springs.
Why are all the good technological advances still five years away? Robotics that works? Five years away. Ubiquitous computing? Five years. Artificial Intelligence? Its been five years away for decades. Even in the world of medicine, the cure for Alzheimer's and cancer is always five years away. And lets not even start talking about flying cars.
Don't ask what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country? What does this actually mean? Does it mean how we can make the country a better place to live or do whatever our country tells us to do? I think it is the latter of the two because money is the driving force for everything and as people, do we really need it? Money is not important and it is only used as a bargaining chip or a way to motivate the working class.
Korea is in a unique position here and now - it has strong ties and growing ties to two of the largest growth markets in the world. That would be China and India. Both of the countries are gearing up for some world-changing economic events, and Korea is positioning itself to benefit from all of it.
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