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LaTeX Table Style Guidelines

Drawing LaTeX tables is well known to be quite troublesome. Fortunately, there are some excellent tools online to generate LaTeX code for tables, e.g. Convert Excel to LaTeX. Even after that, there are some stylistic dilemmas, for instance how many … Continue reading

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Express vs Normal Academic for borderline PSLE score

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
For students scoring in the borderline of around 190- 200 PSLE score, there is a dilemma of going to Express stream in a neighborhood school, or Normal Academic N(A) in a more established school.…

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Ways To Turn Writing Inspiration Into Money

A good writer is gifted with imagination and the ability to capture the imagination of readers. A lot of these writers begin writing as a hobby. However, some have found a way of converting this hobby into an economic activity … Continue reading

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Singaporean van Gogh – Mr Sim Kah Lim

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
This is an amazing story of an amazing artist. His passion for painting is so great, according to his therapist he wants to paint 24/7 without eating or sleeping. I find his paintings of…

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Narrow Leaf Java Fern vs Normal Java Fern

It is well known that the Java Fern has different “varieties” — such as “trident”, “Windelov”, “Narrow Leaf” and “Needle Leaf”. I kept normal Java Fern, as well as “Narrow Leaf” Java Fern in Singapore, at a temperature of around … Continue reading

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How to Balance College and Work and Find Some Spare Time

No one said it would be easy, but if you’re looking for ways on how to balance college and work, use these tips to improve time management. A recent survey revealed that the majority of students work while attending college. … Continue reading

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Bend It Like Beckham: How to Become a Pro Soccer Player

How to Become a Pro Soccer Player Ever wanted to bend it like Beckham? Turns out, you can with the right training and dedication. Read on to learn how to become a pro soccer player. Sure, a lot of people … Continue reading

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Fish at Yale-NUS Eco pond

Some very interesting fish (South American cichlids?) at the Yale-NUS Eco-pond. It is quite an unknown place, located deep inside U-Town. Not many people know of its existence. Do check it out if you pass by NUS. At around the … Continue reading

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How to make work-life balance work (TED talk)

Quotes from the talk: “People are working long hard hours at jobs they hate, to earn money to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like” A book by the same speaker: Fat, Forty, and Fired: One … Continue reading

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Amazing method to unblock stuffy nose

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
Out of all the methods I checked on YouTube, this method seems to be the most effective in terms of instantly unblocking your nose. Basically pinch your nose and sway, until you are almost…

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LaTeX Horizontal Flowchart (Workflow)

Source: https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/368482/one-horizontal-line-flow-chart?rq=1 Just found an excellent source on how to draw a simple (slightly fanciful) horizontal flowchart using LaTeX (TikZ). The output is very neat: The code is reproduced here (in case the original source gets deleted): \documentclass[tikz, margin=3mm]{standalone} \usetikzlibrary{arrows.meta, … Continue reading

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Chinese Tutor (has experience in tutoring NYGH/RGS/RI students)

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
Chinese Tuition Singapore 新加坡华文补习老师 Tutor: Ms Gao (高老师) Ms Gao is a patient tutor, and also effectively bilingual in both Chinese and English. A native speaker of Mandarin, she speaks clearly with perfect accent…

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Amazing method to unblock stuffy nose

Out of all the methods I checked on YouTube, this method seems to be the most effective in terms of instantly unblocking your nose. Basically pinch your nose and sway, until you are almost out of breath, then breath in … Continue reading

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Cai Yun Zhui Yue Piano Sheet Music (PDF)

This is a classical piano tune that is masterfully transcribed (by arranger Wang Jianzhong 王建中). In English, it is also called “Colourful Clouds Chasing the Moon”. In Chinese, it is called 彩云追月. The transcription is really very nice, the harmony … Continue reading

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Taiwan Aquarium Fish Tour

There are many blogs focusing on Taiwan tourism, this blog focuses on the aspect of fish you can see/eat in Taiwan. Koi at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall If you visit the Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall in Taipei, do check out … Continue reading

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pip install keeps installing old/outdated packages

This article is suitable for solving the following few problems: module ‘sklearn.tree’ has no attribute ‘plot_tree’ pip install (on Spyder, Anaconda Prompt, etc.) does not install the latest package. The leading reason for “module ‘sklearn.tree’ has no attribute ‘plot_tree” is … Continue reading

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caret package in R: known issue when converting factor variables

In the R language, often you have to convert variables to “factor” or “categorical”. There is a known issue in the ‘caret’ library that may cause errors when you do that in a certain way. The correct way to convert … Continue reading

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Saving Rasbora from Dropsy

Recently, my mosquito rasbora (Boraras merah) was acting weirdly by hiding in a corner and sleeping more than usual. Upon closer examination, I found “specks” on it. At first I thought it was velvet. However, this was an old tank … Continue reading

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Philips Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker

The keyword here is “stainless steel”, because if you look at many pressure cookers, the inner pot is made of aluminum alloy. The bad thing about aluminum is that it is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. For instance, this medical paper … Continue reading

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How to save sklearn tree plot as file (Vector Graphics)

The Scikit-Learn (sklearn) Python package has a nice function sklearn.tree.plot_tree to plot (decision) trees. The documentation is found here. However, the default plot just by using the command tree.plot_tree(clf) could be low resolution if you try to save it from a … Continue reading

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In the northern darkness there is a fish and his name is K’un.

Just realized that there is some parallel between the Chinese Giant Fish Kun (鲲) and the Jewish Giant Fish Leviathan. Similarly, Chinese Giant Bird Peng (鹏) = Jewish Giant Bird Ziz. In the northern darkness there is a fish and … Continue reading

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Singtel Dash Cashback Promo

Singtel Dash Promo Code: Hi! Get up to $2 cashback when you make your 1st  transaction via Singtel Dash! Sign up with this link now – https://appserver.dash.com.sg:443/mgm?DASH-2I2KM .T&Cs apply. 

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6 Things All Mathematicians Do

It can be hard when your child is struggling academically. When kids feel defeated they tend to push against the homework they’ve been assigned and before you know it everyone is upset and they keep falling further and further behind. … Continue reading

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Domain Authority 30

Previously, Page Rank was the more appropriate ranking system for how well a page or domain ranks on Google. However, Google has since temporarily (or permanently?) discontinued Page Rank. Hence, now the closest measure to Page Rank is Domain Authority, … Continue reading

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【纪录片】《统一与兴盛》,中国最棒的历史类纪录片

Probably the best documentary on China’s history to be found on YouTube.

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Recommended Air Purifier for Haze

Recently the Haze in Singapore is getting worse. One can literally smell the burning smell in the air. A recommended cheap and good air purifier for home usage is the Xiaomi Air purifier. Xiaomi is well-known for producing high-tech goods … Continue reading

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Chen Jingrun–Do You Really Know About the Giant (1)

Originally posted on Quantum Han's Forum:
This time, let’s talk about math; exactly speaking, a mathematician. My favorite things in this world are math and physics. Today, I cannot wait to share with you some stories of Chen Jingrun,…

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Chen Jingrun–Do You Really Know About the Giant? (2)

Originally posted on Quantum Han's Forum:
“Each work of Mr. Chen Jingrun seems as if it is scaling the tallest mountains of the Himalayas. It is perilous [work], but if successful, will certainly affect the world.” (André Weil, Wolf…

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Chen Jingrun Biography Video

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Time, Energy, Money at different phases of life

Hmm… Sad but true? Source: Pinterest

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Singapore Haze & Subgroup of Smallest Prime Index

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
Recently, the Singapore Haze is getting quite bad, crossing the 200 PSI Mark on several occasions. Do consider purchasing a Air Purifier, or some N95 Masks, as the haze problem is probably staying for…

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Group of order 56 is not simple + Affordable Air Purifier

Originally posted on Singapore Maths Tuition:
Haze strikes Singapore again, this time it is quite serious as the PSI is often above 300. For those seeking an affordable air purifier, do consider this air purifier which is one of the few…

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Haze affects Wifi Speed?

Recently, Singapore is plagued by the haze, arising from forest fires in Indonesia. This is a common occurrence that happens yearly. Simultaneously, I noticed a drop in Wifi speed both at home and at work. Is this a coincidence? Or … Continue reading

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Advanced Excel Date Editing and Formatting

Suppose you have an Excel file with dates in the format DD/MM/YYYY. So you have entries like 02/03/1999 (2 March 1999). Suppose you want to change it to 2/3/1999, i.e. remove leading zeroes from one digit days and months. It … Continue reading

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How to Score Good Marks in Class 11 Mathematics?

Mathematics is a high scoring subject in class 11 among all the subjects.  Mathematics plays an essential role for all the students to get admission in the best engineering colleges. Even though the students have prepared the problem many times, … Continue reading

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Excellent video on Bishop/Vienna Opening

Bishop’s opening is an excellent opening for White, that is not very well known. It has some dangerous traps like the video below.

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My Neon Tetra 5 Gallon Planted Tank

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Calculate Cronbach Alpha using Python

R has the package “psych” which allows one to calculate the Cronbach’s alpha very easily just by one line: psych::alpha(your_data, column_list) For Python, the situation is more tricky since there does not seem to exist any package for calculating Cronbach’s … Continue reading

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Python code for PCA Rotation “varimax” matrix

The R programming language has an excellent package “psych” that Python has no real equivalent of. For example, R can do the following code using the principal() function: principal(r=dat, nfactors=num_pcs, rotate=”varimax”) to return the “rotation matrix” in principal component analysis … Continue reading

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Epsom Salt Treatment for Main Tank Dosage

The recommended dosage seems to be: 1/8 flat teaspoon (around 0.5 ml) per 5 US gallon within aquarium (long term) 1 flat tablespoon (around 15 ml) per gallon for 10 minute bath (short term) Epsom salts can be used to … Continue reading

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Hướng dẫn đầy đủ về VPN tại Trung Quốc

Cách truy cập Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp tại Trung Quốc Điều nổi tiếng là một số trang web thiết yếu bị chặn ở Trung Quốc: Toàn bộ bộ sản phẩm của Google. Điều này bao gồm Gmail, tìm kiếm Google, … Continue reading

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中国のVPNの完全ガイド

中国でGmail、YouTube、Facebook、WhatsAppにアクセスする方法 中国ではいくつかの重要なWebサイトがブロックされていることはよく知られています。 Googleの製品スイート全体。 これには、Gmail、Google検索、YouTube、Googleドライブ、Google Scholarなどが含まれます。 Facebookの製品スイート全体。 Facebookが所有しているため、これにはWhatsAppも含まれます。 Twitterなど、他のほとんどの「Western」ソーシャルメディア。 WordPress.com、Blogger.comなど、ほとんどのブログサイト。 これには、ログインページだけでなく、WordPress.com、Blogger.comなどによって作成されたすべてのサイトも含まれます。 Dropboxなどのほとんどのファイル共有サイト。 ウィキペディア トファイアウォールは、ビジネスマン、学生、または単なる観光客であるかどうかにかかわらず、ほとんどの人にとって不便な多くの重要なサービスをブロックしています。 ファイアウォールがより強力になり、多くのVPNが以前ほどうまく機能しないため、近年(2019年以降)悪化しています。 この包括的なガイドでは、中国のグレートファイアウォールをバイパスし、Google、YouTube、Facebookなどに接続するのに役立つさまざまなオプション(VPNなど)について説明します。 無料サービスと有料サービス、および非VPNソリューションが含まれます。 ***非常に重要:無料または有料のすべてのVPNは、中国に入る前にダウンロードして設定する必要があります。 中国に入国すると、VPNでアカウントをダウンロードまたは設定できない場合があります。 無料のVPN ほとんどのWebサイトでは、無料VPNについては何のメリット(手数料)も得られないため、無料VPNについては説明していません。 ここでは、信頼できる信頼できる無料のVPNのみをお勧めします。 データを盗んだり漏洩したりする可能性のある日陰の「無料の」VPNが存在することに注意してください。 以下の無料VPNでは、クレジットカードデータは必要ありません。 ***重要:無料のVPNのみに依存している場合は、2つまたは3つの選択肢をダウンロードして設定することをお勧めします。 これは、通常、無料のVPNは安定性が低く、サーバーの場所が少ないためにブロックされる傾向があるためです。 Windscribe Free VPNレビュー 実際の専門会社からの非常にまともな無料VPN。 毎月リセットされる約10 GBの無料のデータ帯域幅が得られ、友達にツイートしたり紹介したりすることでさらにデータを取得できる可能性があります。 私は個人的に中国のさまざまな都市でWindscribeの無料版を試してみましたが、それは(ほとんどの場合)動作します。 ただし、完全な接続を期待しないでください。 無料のWindscribeを使用する場合は、Windscribeの公式Webサイトでサインアップしてください。 TunnelBear無料レビュー TunnelBearは、クレジットカード情報を必要としない無料プラン(毎月500 MB)も提供しています。 私の経験では、Windscribe FreeはTunnelBear freeよりも優れています(接続の可能性とサーバーの場所の数に基づきます)。 … Continue reading

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중국 VPN에 대한 완벽한 가이드

중국의 Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp에 액세스하는 방법 중국에서는 몇 가지 필수 웹 사이트가 차단되어 있습니다. 전체 Google 제품군 여기에는 Gmail, Google 검색, YouTube, Google 드라이브, Google 학술 검색 등이 포함됩니다. 전체 Facebook 제품군. Facebook이 소유하고 있기 때문에 WhatsApp도 포함됩니다. 트위터와 … Continue reading

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Jack Ma Returns to Hupan: Birthplace of Alibaba

Hupan Garden, Jack Ma’s Hangzhou apartment in 1999, is where it all began for Alibaba. On the eve of the company’s 20th birthday, we took Ma back to Hupan to reflect on those early days and what it took to … Continue reading

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Guía completa de VPN en China

Cómo acceder a Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp en China Es bien sabido que varios sitios web esenciales están bloqueados en China: El conjunto completo de productos de Google. Esto incluye Gmail, búsqueda de Google, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Scholar, etc. … Continue reading

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中国VPN完整指南

如何在中国访问Gmail,YouTube,Facebook,WhatsApp 众所周知,中国有几个重要网站被封锁: 整套谷歌产品套件。 这包括Gmail,Google搜索,YouTube,Google云端硬盘 Google学术搜索等。 整个Facebook套件产品。 这也包括WhatsApp,因为它归Facebook所有。 大多数其他“西方”社交媒体,如Twitter。 大多数博客网站,包括WordPress.com,Blogger.com。 这不仅包括登录页面,还包括WordPress.com,Blogger.com等创建的所有网站。 大多数文件共享网站,例如Dropbox。 维基百科 正如您所看到的,中国的防火墙阻止了许多基本服务,这些服务会给大多数人带来不便,无论您是商人,学生还是休闲旅游者。 近年来(2019年以后)它已经恶化,因为防火墙变得越来越强大,许多VPN不能像以前那样运行良好。 在本综合指南中,我们将介绍各种选项(VPN等),它们将帮助您绕过中国的防火墙,并连接到谷歌,YouTube,Facebook等。 我们包括免费和付费服务,以及非VPN解决方案。 ***非常重要:在您进入中国之前,必须下载并设置所有免费或付费的VPN。 进入中国后,您可能无法在VPN上下载或设置帐户。 免费VPN 大多数网站都没有告诉你有关免费VPN的事情,因为他们没有从中获益(佣金)。 我们只会在此推荐值得信赖,可靠的免费VPN。 请注意,存在一些可能会窃取或泄露数据的阴影“免费”VPN。 以下免费VPN不需要任何信用卡数据。 ***重要提示:如果您只依赖Free VPN,建议下载并设置2或3个备选方案。 这是因为Free VPN通常不太稳定,并且由于服务器位置较少而更容易被阻止。 Windscribe免费VPN评论 一个非常体面的免费VPN,来自一个真正的专业公司。 您可以获得大约10 GB的免费数据带宽,每月可以重置,有可能通过推特或引用您的朋友获得更多。 我亲自在中国的不同城市尝试过Windscribe的免费版本,它的工作原理(大部分时间都是如此)。 不要指望完美连接。 如果您决定使用免费Windscribe,请在Windscribe官方网站上注册。 TunnelBear免费评论 TunnelBear还提供免费计划(每月500 MB),不需要您提供任何信用卡信息。根据我的经验,Windscribe Free比TunnelBear更好(基于连接的机会和服务器位置的数量)。然而,话虽如此,很可能会发生在任何给定时间,TunnelBear可以连接,而Windscribe不能。因此,建议同时获得Free Windscribe和TunnelBear。 灯笼(蓝灯)VPN免费评论 … Continue reading

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Complete Guide to VPN in China

How to Access Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, WhatsApp in China It is well-known that several essential websites are blocked in China: The entire Google suite of products. This includes Gmail, Google search, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Scholar, etc. The entire Facebook … Continue reading

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Excel: Find Sum, Average, Median by ignoring NA or invalid values

Today I just found out about the AGGREGATE function in Microsoft Excel, which allows you to find the sum, average, median, product and various other statistical numbers while ignoring NaN values. The usual Excel function of AVERAGE will produce errors … Continue reading

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Stormwind Music (WoW classic)

Recently, World of Warcraft (WoW) classic is immensely popular once again. I previously played WoW classic (and the expansions Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King) up to level 80 for Gnome Mage. I can say that it is … Continue reading

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