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Kam-Hung Soh
Works at Amcor
Attended Monash University
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Just checked the zipper on my jacket. Guess what? YKK.

'... YKK, the Japanese zipper behemoth, makes roughly half of all the zippers on earth. More than 7 billion zippers each year....'

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/branded/2012/04/ykk_zippers_why_so_many_designers_use_them_.html
The zipper is one of those inventions—along with the bicycle—that seems as though it should have occurred much earlier in history. How complicated coul ...
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Writers’ health risks diagnosed, following Andrew Solomon’s essay on literature about medicine
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Excel VBA "Code execution has been interrupted"
Very strange bug: After starting an Excel VBA macro, the macro stops and Excel displays a "Code execution has been interrupted" dialog. The only way to get the macro to finish is to keep pressing the "Continue" button. The problem only occurs on my developm...
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We've waited years for the conservatives in federal government to fund urban rail projects to no avail.

'.... Almost $3bn over forward estimates has been allocated to progress construction of the Melbourne Metro, with the balance of the $10.9bn project to come from capital expenditure beyond the forward estimates.'

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/27/victoria-budget-state-will-go-it-alone-in-funding-109bn-melbourne-metro
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Trust me, I'm a millionaire former banker. Economic modelling is just unnecessary detail.

'"Of course people on the highest incomes will make the highest gains because they tend to have more property," Mr Turnbull said.'

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/malcolm-turnbull-grilled-on-abcs-730-over-negative-gearing-common-sense-claim-20160426-gofnv9.html#ixzz46yexV3eE 
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Malcolm Turnbull was short on modelling but big on "common sense" to justify his negative gearing policy, telling 7.30 host Leigh Sales that figures showing the top earners had the most to gain was "beside the point".
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Bash-ful keyboard shortcuts for Windows CMD.

http://mridgers.github.io/clink/
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My casual reading speed ranges from 20 to 60 pages/day, roughly moving-your-lips speed. The faster I read, the less I remember or visualize.

'... the big bottleneck in reading isn’t perception (seeing the words) but language processing (assembling strings of words into meanings).'

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/opinion/sunday/sorry-you-cant-speed-read.html?_r=0
Don’t be fooled by courses or digital technologies that promise otherwise.
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Another federal treasurer who either doesn't understand or misrepresents his own government's progressive tax system. You only pay 37% tax on each dollar OVER $80,000. Up to $80,000, you pay $17,541 (average of 22%) in tax [1].

1. https://www.ato.gov.au/rates/individual-income-tax-rates/

'By misrepresenting a full-time figure as an average figure he spawned a myth: "that next year the average wage earner will be taxed up to 37 cents in the dollar on what they earn".'

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/federal-budget-2016-tax-cuts-80000-is-anything-but-average-20160501-goj9w7.html#ixzz47OTUK0h7 
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If Scott Morrison thinks that by offering tax cuts to Australians earning more than $80,000 he is helping average workers, he doesn't know much about what an average worker earns.
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Still some challenges in the way (Falcon Heavy will only have its first flight later this year) but thrilling to think that humans could actually reach Mars after decades of vacillation and aborted programs.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/04/spacex-debut-red-dragon-2018-mars-mission/
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Maybe even sooner. This article says SpaceX was already testing stuff for a Mars landing [ http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/04/spacex-has-already-demonstrated-its-key-mars-landing-tech-with-the-falcon-9/ ]
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How to impress D&D / D20 players by rolling from a table of 120 possible encounters.

'... the d120 is billed as the “ultimate fair die allowed by Mother Nature (i.e., mathematics!),” since a die couldn’t, practically speaking, possess more sides or more symmetry, and dice must be symmetrical to be fair.'

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-dice-you-never-knew-you-needed
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Whenever I get the itch to rewrite an application from scratch, I lie back and think of the ship of Theseus ... Actually, I think of regression tests and test coverage before changing code.

http://codeahoy.com/2016/04/21/when-to-rewrite-from-scratch-autopsy-of-a-failed-software/
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Work
Occupation
HFM Solutions Manager, Business Analyst, Software Engineer
Employment
  • Amcor
    HFM Solutions Manager, 2009 - present
  • VPI Systems
    Senior Systems Architect, 2001 - 2009
  • Telstra Research Laboratories
    Senior Scientist, 1990 - 2000
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Currently
Melbourne
Previously
Petaling Jaya - Kuala Kangsar
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Introduction
Software salariman.
Education
  • Monash University
    Business, 2012 - 2012
  • Monash University
    Engineering Science, 1991 - 1995
  • Monash University
    Science, 1985 - 1990
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Male