Roadway to hell

This new magnetic-resonant electric vehicle infrastructure should be brought in as soon as possible. Combine it with a “self-driving” lane, & it will be actually brilliant. You drive your electric car on between two junctions of the motorway, & the car drives itself the next 5 miles, recharging as it goes. What I don’t want…

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Mapping confusion and peripheral vision

An interesting little research area might be for someone to run a comparison between how well people can map an area and recall their path when walking normally, with blinkers on, with a VR headset feeding a live video stream, & from a generated VR recreation of the route. I believe that lack of periferal…

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On AI

I wrote a couple of pretty long posts in reply to an article on Artificial Intelligence and though I would copy them here. —— In the 1500’s an educated man could read everything he found that had words on it, assuming he could read the language. In theory you could have read everything ever written.…

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ElectroMagnetic Field 2014

I hope that one day, far from now, Jonty, Russ and all the other awesome organisers of the amazing event that was EMFcamp 2014 stumble across this post and freshly realise how freaking awesome they are for creating and organising such a brilliant event. That is all.

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High Fructose Corn Syrup

As I sit here waiting for update 4 of 13 on my laptop, buoyed up by a new energy drink (review up shortly) I turn to my phone, tech addict that I am. A topic I started months ago, but left as a forgotten draft was this one, on the recent (ish) report that fructose…

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MetaCriticMatch

Had a thought yesterday when talking to an old school friend who popped by, & we were discussing the disparity between the last 4 films we had watched at the cinema. Mine, being a dad, were The Lego Movie, Frozen, Frozen and Despicable Me 2. Which made him laugh, despite my assurance that all were…

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Cheap air conditioning

Since the summer is supposedly here (!) here’s an idea. When too warm in bed, it feels wonderful to flap the bedclothes. Couldn’t a small fan do that? Perhaps.  But a motorised arm could. Why not leave the bedclothes off? That won’t let a single small arm on a motor silently cool you in bed.…

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Hackspaces

Saw this yesterday, this very fine article about how the UK should stop doing what it has always done and do something to help launch ‘spaces across the country. Which I agree with. In fact, it doesn’t even need to get as expensive or complex as what is described, we just need some way to…

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Project Bootstrap – Backstory

On Thursday I had one of those unpleasant jobs where the man whose house we were working at was despairingly poor. Sadly I was there to ensure we could get in and change his electric meter to a pre-pay whether he agreed or not. The chap was still in bed, despite it being around lunchtime,…

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