LIBRARY Readers ALERT no. 221 – Iconic Cartoon


1. Rhett, Allain. “Why is it so difficult to land a rocket?”
Wired (January 19, 2015)

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attempted to land on a barge in the ocean. It crashed. Should we be surprised?

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2. “Sharing is caring; cyber-security,”
The Economist vol. 414, no. 33 (January 17, 2015)

On January 12, hackers calling themselves the “CyberCaliphate” briefly took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of US Central Command (Centcom), which oversees America’s military operations in the Middle East and south Asia. The intruders posted a series of messages in support of Islamic State before they were booted off the social-media feeds. Hacking has become a huge headache.

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10 don’ts on our digital devices: the non-techie’s survival guide to cyber security and privacy / Daniel G. Bachrach, Eric J. Rzeszut

In non-technical language and engaging style, this book explains to non-techie users of PCs and handheld devices exactly what to do and what not to do to protect their digital data from security and privacy threats at home, at work, and on the road. These include chronic threats such as malware and phishing attacks and emerging threats that exploit cloud‐based storage and mobile apps.




Stand by Me Doraemon (STAND BY ME ドラえもん) is an Japanese 3D computer animated film based on the Doraemon manga series, directed by Takashi Yamazaki and Ryūichi Yagi.

This is a movie to celebrate the 80th birthday of Doraemon’s creator Fujiko F. Fujio. It is also the first time 3DCG is used in a Doraemon movie. Watch out. It is coming to Hong Kong cinemas this February.

Library DVDs:

多啦 A 夢 : 大雄與奇跡之島
多啦 A 夢 : 新大雄與鐵人兵團
多啦 A 夢 : 新大雄的宇宙開拓史
多啦 A 夢 : 大雄的秘密道具博物館
多啦 A 夢 : 新大雄的大魔 境柏高與 5 人之探險隊

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