Now what exactly do we need to invent? Better treatments for cancer? Absolutely! Cheap orbital access? For sure! Room temp superconductors? Of course!
But no! Instead human ingenuity has given us this. Behold!
With recent figures showing a huge rise in the number of toddlers being given iPads and other expensive gadgets, the iPotty - a [...]
Do you know much about data communications networking structures?
The most common type of network you are likely to come across is is what is called a client-server network. The local device, the phone in your pocket, the computer on your desk at work, register themselves with a big fat central machine, and as the client [...]
I’ve got a problem with a Lenovo S205 laptop. I did a clean re-install (back to initial config) from the “hidden” partition.
So it should go back to “factory fresh”. And it did, fine, and load up all windows updates (7 Home Premium) but there is one problem. For some reason beyond my ken it [...]
2012 may be the 60th anniversary of the first videogame: a version of Noughts and Crosses for the Cambridge EDSAC. It certainly seems to be the earliest I’ve ever come across, and I say “seems to be” because there’s always the possibility it’s been mis-dated; I can’t confirm it. Here it is (without the subroutines [...]
Anyone out there done any work with social networking software?
I got to say, this is a subject where I am a complete tyro. I have a Facebook page, I am even friends with NickM on it, but I’m damned if I can see the point. Every time I go have a look at it my [...]
Only quite recently did the Typhoon FGA4 hit anything like FOC (full operational capability - I get the distinct impression they had to rush JDAM capability to bloody Ghadaffi’s nose. Before that it was very much a case of flying low and flicking them the bird or what the RAF called a “robust air-to-ground capability”). [...]
This is awesome…
This is 55kV of tamed lightning…
I gotta build a Tesla Coil.
“Sublime on the towers of my skiey bowers. Lightning, my pilot, sits; In a cavern under is fettered the Thunder.”
- Percy Shelley.
And they’re what got him convicted.
The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.
Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.
The Home Office says the move is key to tackling crime and [...]
A thousand years of technical and musical progress, all to make me smile. God damn, but it was worth it.
I know it’s supposed to be easy but this is driving me up the wall. My only experience with Linux is in fact with Unix over 12 years ago and I didn’t do too much techie with that.
I have two questions. Why does the Ubuntu installer seem desirous of partioning the drive I want [...]
A leak from the bathroom moistened some hard drives of mine. Now this was a drip from the bathroom into the living room (downstairs) and they weren’t anything other than damp. Advice please! I toweled them and left them in the air. The major issue seems to be the lower side (yeah, where the ‘tronics [...]
Cats seems to think this is sinister. It ain’t got nothing on this though. It’s a long article but well worth reading in full. I’m excerpting bits to give the flavour.
On the surface, Shustorovich’s project is a public-spirited attempt to bring Russia’s education system into the digital era. In the 2010-11 academic year, around 300 [...]
Right, I want information.
I have been presented with a requirement. I need to be able to drive a circular array of twenty hi def screens, each screen being a segment of a single 360 degree panoramic video display.
A level of redundancy would be useful. If there were some way to set up failover from one [...]
I’m not about to start a whole involved debate about Copyright in the Internet Age, becuase it’s almost teatime and I’m famished (although I expect the comments thread will probably turn into one, as is the way of such things) but as far as the blackout itself goes… well, it turns out it’s not as [...]