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Masters in Computer Science student wants Internship/Job in Seoul


I'm currently searching for a position that I could possibly get before travelling to Seoul.  I would like to work in an internship or Graduate position with a company that does Web/Mobile Development or I'm willing to do other positions that are related to modules/subjects I've studied at university.

I would like to travel to Seoul in Feb, 2014.  I'm currently at the end of my Masters in Computer Science course.  I don't have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. The course I am doing is a Skills Conversion course.  Nonetheless, this hasn't stopped me from doing well in some topics.

If anybody can contact me in regards to any positions or provide with any online resources such as websites that can search for these fields, I'd be extremely grateful.

Here is my LinkedIn account:

Obvious signs of Vampire infiltration of the South Korean populace

Today, in a grocery store, I finally put the pieces together and felt like a dummy for not seeing it earlier. Korea has a huge number of vampires and they have infiltrated the government to hide the fact.  It’s so obvious!

Was this a documentary?



Vegetarianism for Cancer Patients

Vegetarianism for Cancer Patients

Guest Post by  Jillian McKee

People may follow a vegetarian diet for a variety of reasons, including being concerned about animal welfare, the environment, desiring better health or simply disliking meat. Whatever the reason, beginning a vegetarian diet can be a smart health move, especially for patients with cancer.

The Selfish Gene

For one year, two years, three years, I’ve been convinced that I need to read more nonfiction, and so a day or two ago I downloaded a very decent torrent from ISO called “25 Greatest Science Books Of All Time”—featuring authors who are all dead or, in the case of Richard Dawkins, rich, famous, and in no need of the few cents they would make if I were to waste my hard-earned cash on a price-fixed amazon ebook. This is certainly theft, but only actual theft if I steal from someone who is poor or unknown.

That’s how I justify myself, anyway.

Supporting scientific research and education

Someone on Facebook linked to this article about the teaching of evolution in Korea.  Apparently, two icons of evolution will be removed from the updated textbooks: Archaeopteryx (spelled it right on my first try!) and the series of horse transitional fossils.

The article claims that the move is due to pressure from a Christian organization and the article tries to show how the education of evolution is being diminished, but also explains that the series of whale transitional fossils will be added so I am not sure how much of a difference there is.

Tackling Veg*n Stereotypes – Vegetarian Dogma

Tackling Veg*n Stereotypes

People who are new to the idea of veganism will inevitably ask questions, and bravo to them. They may ask why you don’t eat meat or how long you’ve been vegan. Then there are the more annoying questions which require more composure, essentially those which brush up against stereotypes like, where do you get your protein or how do you know plants don’t have feelings too?

How A Healthy Diet Could Save Your Heart

An article in Time magazine claims that fruits and veggies can halt people’s genetic predispositions to heart problems. For vegetarians and health conscious eaters, it may come as no surprise to hear that fruits and vegetables are good for your heart, but scientists consider this study scientifically interesting because the findings suggest that we don’t need to fall victim to bad genes.

Lunar Eclipse, Dec. 10

Most of these photos were taken from the roof of my apartment.  I zoomed in as tightly as I could but also cropped the photos on my computer and dimmed the exposure somewhat.  I think the blurriest ones were taken using the ‘automatic’ setting, while the clearer ones were taken using the ‘low light’ setting.  The whole thing made me long for my film camera where I could better adjust shutter speed and f-stop.

Because the whole post is just glowing blobs on a black background, I have placed some of the images after the jump so less interested visitors don’t get too bored.

The dinosaur museum in Goseong (and more)

Hi there!  Long time, no read.

I attempted the Nanowrimo project last month (the goal is to write 50,000 words- a novel – in one month) and didn’t get very far.  Still, that was the number one thing I was to do, so if I wasnt doing it, I couldn’t do things lower on the list either.

Anyway, I’m back.

December third was our wedding anniversary so like any middle-aged couple with a child, we did child-friendly stuff.  Heck, we all loved the dinosaur museum!

I sure didn’t love the trip to the museum.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve been suffering from headaches occurring roughly every other day.  First, I went to a dentist but he found no problems.  Then I went to a hospital and I learned my cold has progressed to sinusitis and the infection in a sinus cavity has been causing my headaches.

odd and end

I’m travelling, so a long post is difficult.  Still, two newspaper articles caught my attention.

The Korea Times is telling us that astrologers don’t expect to find alien life in the next twenty years.  Really?  Astrologers?

The second article is from the Herald and describes Park Tae-hwan’s swimming results.  The article seems concerned that he is not winning golds in every event he swims in.  I understand that all involved want him to win gold every time but at his level the Olympic winner is often the one who seriously competes least.

too much education

I’ve just started reading “In the Basement of the Ivory Tower” (amazon, The Atlantic review).  The book is about an Adjunct professor and how the proliferation of adjunct professors harms students, the professors and the system.

The extra adjunct profs are needed because of an artificial demand for college degrees for jobs that don’t particularly need them.  They aren’t “real professors” and their work typically won’t help them become real professors either.  They are an artificial supply created to handle this artificial supply with no one but the university profiting form the arrangement.

I want to agree with this guy, but…

Roar Sheppard (poor guy, his parents doomed him from the start) is a “New Humanity Culture leader” and director of the Overseas Seon Culture Life Museum.

In an article for the Korea Times, he writes about the earthquake in Japan and links it to other recent natural disasters.  Then:

I wanted to ask nature, what is the reason for abnormal conditions of the Earth to appear all of a sudden? This was the answer I received.

How can we say all of these are separate phenomena? The one organism, the Earth is showing the signs here and there. Human death and shortage of grains ― these are only the result. Take a look at the fundamentals that are giving rise to these.

World’s Oldest Cemetery Comes with Pets

This is the red fox skull from Grave I at 'Uyun al-Hammam in Jordan after conservation and reconstruction.A 16,500 year-old grave site at ‘Uyun al-Hammam, Jordan is still yielding controversy about humans and pets.

The Co-Opting Animal

A fascinating NOVA program about dogs, DNA, and canine-human interactions included this amazing series of speculations.

GREGER LARSON: The original genetic dates that were coming out seemed to suggest that domestication was happening on a far earlier timescale than was suggested by anything in the archaeological record. The first dates that were coming out were on the order of a hundred-thousand years or more, which a lot of archaeologists raised their eyebrows at.

NARRATOR: It’s hotly debated exactly when dogs were domesticated, but geneticists and archeologists agree on one thing: our relationship with dogs goes back thousands of years further than with any other pet.

Brian Deer on the Wakefield Autism Scandal

I’m really pleased Russ Roberts stepped outside of his usual economics beat, to talk with Brian Deer on Autism, Vaccination, and Scientific Fraud about the Andrew Wakefield controversy. It’s a real public service.

Before Deer’s inquiries, Wakefield had appeared to all the world to be an independent, if controversial, researcher. Tall and square-headed, with hooded eyes and a booming voice, he was the son of doctors (a neurologist and a family practitioner), had grown up in Bath, a prosperous, west-of-England spa town, and joined the Royal Free in November 1988, after training in Toronto, Canada. His demeanour was languid – he was privately educated – and, born in 1956, he was a lingering example of the presumed honour of the upper middle class.

Thinking Into Dead-Ends

It’s an abuse of the term, skepticism, and a demonstration why journalists should not teach. John Horgan demonstrates the limits of teaching about “science” without knowing about science. And, this is what happened:

Steve, a physics major, was so inspired by the notion that correlation does not equal causation—a major theme of the Taubes article on epidemiology—that he questioned the foundations of scientific reasoning. “How do we know there is a cause for anything?” Steve asked. He quoted “a famous philosopher, Hume, who believed that there is no cause of anything, but that everything in life is just a correlation.”

My mother may see the start of the next millennium!

Scientific American has an article online with the title Walking Speed Predicts Life Expectancy of Older Adults. I seem to be unable to post a link – here it is to be copied and pasted:

From the Article:

A new analysis of walking speed studies shows that—down to the tenth of a meter per second—an older person’s pace, along with their age and gender, can predict their life expectancy just as well as the complex battery of other health indicators.

In Search of Denisova Woman

This story continues to amaze me. Who needs science fiction when there’s alternate lines of human evolution to contemplate! So, a little more about the significance of that finger bone and molar found in the Denisova cave.

This discovery is extraordinary on many levels.

Dogs and Hominids in East Asia

Props to SGU for reminding me of this remarkable scientific discovery, which just might be MY “Science Story of 2010″. What I’m referring to is the discovery of a single finger bone from an ancient human not descended from either modern homo sapiens or homo neanderthalensis, but possibly living contemporaneously with both.

If further work does support the initial conclusions, the discovery would mark the first time that an extinct human relative had been identified by DNA analysis.

Singer and His Rotten AGW Skepticism

Sometimes writing stinks enough to burn the nose hairs: S. Fred Singer shows how.

Humans have adapted to natural climate changes in the past; we should have no problem doing so in the future.

The weight bearing down on that “should” is enough to make me cringe. Fast forward to a not so cheery future: “Ooops, we should’ve!” says Singer/

Compare Singer and The Economist on melting Arctic ice.

Singer: Glaciers are melting and Arctic sea ice is disappearing. But this is a necessary consequence of warming and says nothing about its cause. Any warming—whether man-made or natural—will melt ice. Confusing cause and effect is faulty logic.


A Random Succession of Times (Video)

I’m determined to post about stuff I’m not fit to comment upon. I’ll beg ignorance about what Lee Smolin is talking about – because of audio problems I don’t know of whom he’s talking – but this hypothesis that time is an emergent property of the universe that is composed of a statistical assortment of moments is very compelling to me. Can anyone decipher the name of the author Smolin identifies as a proponent of this notion?

I Just Don’t Control My Own Brain Any More

To heck with the customer.

The Joongang has an article about eating octopus and the amount of cadmium in octopus heads.

First, it should be clear and obvious that fish and other predators, like octopi, will carry more harmful chemicals than herbivores will.  This is true for chemicals that don’t dissolve in water and accumulate in fatty tissue.  DDT is the most famous of these chemicals, but many pesticides and other compounds also have the same characteristics.   A small fish or shrimp contains a small amount of whatever poison.  A larger fish eats ten small fish and now has ten times the poison.  An octopus eats ten of these larger fish and now has one hundred times the poison of the original small fish.  Eating predators is a risker business.

So, the title of the article, “Can octopus heads be hazardous to your health?”, is quickly and easily answered.

Clear Thinking and Satellites Save Us from Bird Flu

Remember the bird flu scare of 2005, another one of those “Chicken Little” crises currently contributing to global cynicism about science and government expenditures? It didn’t happen, and there’s a few head-slapping reasons why.

Dr Gaidet’s team analysed 228 birds from 19 species using satellite telemetry from 2006 to 2009 over the bird flu affected areas of Asia, Europe and Africa. The results indicated that migrating wildfowl do have the potential to disperse H5N1 over extensive distances as mass migration can result in infected birds covering as much as 2900km before symptoms become apparent.

Awesome Manly Asteroid Blowing Up Stuff

It’s like Carl Sagan has returned in the form of a bald man armed with a laser!

How do we stop an asteroid, one that might impact the Earth in 2036? Boom and tug. Push it a little with a nuke, and then tow it with a satellite a little more, to insure it doesn’t just return the same way in the future.

But, really, watch the episode for the explosions! And, make your wife watch, because it’s really boring for woman to watch guys blowing things up!

Hawking Warns Against Human Arrogance

Between reading this Stephen Hawking quote, plucked for whatever commercial or controversial reason I don’t want to fathom, and some of commentary that follows and Kim Lee’s quip, I passed from euphoria to despair.

In his new book, he points to the observation in 1992 of a planet orbiting a star other than our sun.

The Bad Astronomer Smashes Some Rock (Video)

Dr. Phil Plait Goes to WorkI can’t wait to see Phil Plait’s new Discovery show – so far only three episodes – Phil Plait’s Bad Universe .

Actually, although Phil does a fair bit of blowing stuff up in “Asteroid Apocalypse,” it’s not just about blasting holes in the desert for fun (although it is a heck of a lot of fun). There’s a serious — and alarming — message he wants to deliver to the Bad Universe viewers: We will get hit by some kind of space rock in the future.

Oil-Devouring Bugs Have Their Own Agenda

It seems to be a boon for science.

Data collected in May and June showed populations of carbon-eating bacteria were increasing in parts of a plume of oil drifting in deep water in the gulf, said lead author Terry Hazen, head of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s ecology department.

Only, it’s not certain the specially-engineered oil-devouring beasties are eating all the oil. And, having exhausted whatever supply of that oil, the bugs seemed to have turned on each other. The law of unintended consequences has come to a mutant breed of bacteria which owes its good fortune to hapless humans desperate for a miracle cure.

How Science Is Done in America

I’ve always regretted not taking more biology and chemistry classes in college. But, now, this lowly Poli Sci major knows better how scientific fact is made in America.

…[P]rior to the May 2009 study, the National Cancer Institute had also performed a preliminary study that linked formaldehyde to leukemia, but members of Congress including Sens. James Inhofe, R-Okla., and David Vitter, R-La., managed to delay the EPA from officially designating the chemical as a “known carcinogen.”

(The EPA in June, however, released a draft assessment [3] of formaldehyde that supports that designation, but it’s not yet official.)

Seeing the Benefits Even in a Pest

How should a country respond to a biological invader that reaches its shores via cargo shipped as international trade?

A host of international trade agreements address the growing problem of biological invasions, including those of the World Trade Organization.

The WTO, which was formed in 1995, promotes free trade among its 153 members. It acknowledges that its members may legitimately restrict trade for reasons that include protection of human, animal or plant health from pests, diseases, toxins and other contaminants.

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