Monthly Archive: September 2008

Traffic Offence Appeal

After four months plus, here what the Traffic Police wrote:

We have reviewed your case and note that a traffic offence has been disclosed but in view of the circumstances, we have decided to take no further action against you in this instance. However, a warning will be recorded for our future reference.

Double checking the status at Singapore Police Force website, I have no outstanding summons. Yeah I saved $70! If not I will lose $70 because of the $30 Robinson vouchers.

How to write a proper appeal to the authorities?

Note: You can appeal through email to Traffic Police Feedback Unit at email address SPF_Feedback_TP@spf.gov.sg. URA and HDB appeal through their websites at www.ura.gov.sg and www.hdb.gov.sg respectively.

Traffic Offence Appeal

After four months plus, here what the Traffic Police wrote:

We have reviewed your case and note that a traffic offence has been disclosed but in view of the circumstances, we have decided to take no further action against you in this instance. However, a warning will be recorded for our future reference.

Double checking the status at Singapore Police Force website, I have no outstanding summons. Yeah I saved $70! If not I will lose $70 because of the $30 Robinson vouchers.

How to write a proper appeal to the authorities?

Note: You can appeal through email to Traffic Police Feedback Unit at email address SPF_Feedback_TP@spf.gov.sg. URA and HDB appeal through their websites at www.ura.gov.sg and www.hdb.gov.sg respectively.

Perpetual Motion

Perepiteia is purportedly a new kind of generator developed by Thane Heins. It all began back in 1985, when Thane Heins, having studied electronics at Heritage College in Gatineau, Quebec, started thinking about how magnets could be used to improve power generators. Mechanically, the device appears to be an induction motor with a magnetic material placed inside the rotor core. Heins believes that the device’s potential may rest in its atypical manipulation of back EMF.

Other parts: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Critics of the system have pointed out that the system described by Heins simply demonstrates a change in the motor’s hysteresis drag, increasing the speed of the rotor but not producing any energy. In other words, when the rotor exhibits acceleration following a specific electrical short-out, the device is merely more efficiently converting the input electricity to mechanical energy than in the other test configurations.

Sources: Wikipedia, The Star